Does Anyone Else Remember Newt Gingrich's ad with Nancy Pelosi About Climate Change?


For those who have forgotten that Newt Gingrich is an opportunistic changeling, travel back to a simpler America (2008), when the former speaker teamed up with The Climate Reality Project to create a public service announcement that would make a grown Indian cry.

This ad is part of the "We Can Solve It" global warming ad campaign sponsored by former Vice President Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.

It is no secret that Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich don't always see eye to eye, but they do agree that on the issue of climate change, we must take action now.

Please join more than one million others who know it will take all of us coming together to solve the climate crisis.

From the YouTube account of Cardsplayer4life, which has a Steve-O (from Jackass) vid at top of channel right now.

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  1. This is pretty disingenuous. He responded a week or so ago about this saying it was one of the biggest mistakes he’s ever made.

    1. I am sure he does think that.

        1. Yeah, as a former president, how many of his big government initiatives is Newt Gingrich going to look back on with regret?

          1. None. Because he won’t need to disavow them to get elected to anything.

    2. It’s only a “mistake” when you are trying to secure the GOP nomination. I suppose it is slightly less damaging than video of a candidate burning the flag while spitting on wounded veterans.

    3. Admitting mistakes is a good thing, but it doesn’t always spare you from the repercussions of those mistakes.

    4. Ok, fine.

      That admission does nothing to alleviate doubts about his judgment and opportunism.

  2. Total idiocy. But who cars? AGW is a dying cult. I don’t care how much the Titties believes in it, he is never going to get anything through Congress as President. So it is really a meh.

    1. But who cars?

      Its a good thing that, as a repeat champion, John isn’t eligible for RC’z Law awards any more.

      1. Gotta win something.

    2. Rest assured if he finds a way to drunken box his way into the White House he’ll…reluctantly…let himself be convinced… the science of course…that something resembling “Cap and Trade” is necessary.

      (Not to stop any warming but to establish the future funding source that the government really needs to desperately continue its vital work on your behalf!)

      1. Maybe. But it will be DOA in Congress. There are lots of good reasons to dislike Gingrich. But I really don’t think this is one of them.

        1. I hope your right but the way seem to be going financially they need additional revenue RFN to continue their profligate spending. Fear works pretty good.

  3. I don’t care how he disowns this. If this isn’t so creepy as to be damning then I don’t know what is.

  4. Don’t they make a cute couple in a creepy sort of way. Botox & Bacon 4ever!

    1. Pelosi would look half her age if she would have just used baconlube to inject into her face, instead of the botox.

      1. Or maybe she should try this.

        1. Note to self: never click the link. Damn you Ice Nine.

        2. WTF?

      2. It’ll be a cold day in Hell before Pelousi gets ahold of any baconlube!

  5. I wonder if he went to Tiffany’s right after this was cut. And divorced another wife on her deathbed.

    1. Probably. No, absolutely!

  6. “”The first time we execute 27 or 30 or 35 people at one time, and they go around Colombia and France and Thailand and Mexico, and they say, `Hi, would you like to carry some drugs into the U.S.?’ the price of carrying drugs will have gone up dramatically,” says Gingrich, who has admitted to smoking pot.”

    Good fucking god, this is what passes for a “man with big ideas” and “the smartest man in the room”. I just have one question for Newt, if you execute 30 people at one time, how do they subsequently then go around asking people to carry drugs for them? Are they then zombies? Newt is an over carbed, fat, buffoon who could never do even one pullup.

  7. So, if I have this right, they want to stop climate change? Do they want it to always rain, or never rain? What temperature do they want the Earth to be?

  8. Boy, that is one creepy image!

  9. These are not the memories you’re looking for.

  10. Is there a more devastating way to smear a politician than to quote them accurately?

  11. Shocked I am.

  12. That makes a whole lot of sense dude. Wow.


  13. Speaking of the crying Indian. Does anybody remember that short film they had on Sat. Night Live years ago which employed that same crying Indian with the single tear running down his cheek. He did his routine of turning his head with a tear running down his cheek over a bunch of idiot and banal thing – things roughly equivalent to being beaten out over a parking spot or spilling a cup of coffee. It was pretty funny. In case some of you are too young to remember, the original commercial involved images of littering and such and at the end had that Indian guy doing his noble savage routine, stoically turning toward the camera with poignant tear running down his cheek.

    1. And wasn’t Iron Eyes Cody an Italian? Both the commerical and the SNL routine were brilliant.

  14. Here’s the commercial with Iron Eyes Cody himself.

    I hope it wasn’t posted in the article, because then I will look even stupider. Stupider like a fox, eh?

    1. Funny thing is, that actor wasn’t even Native American – he was Italian-American. But yes, I remember that advertisement well.

      1. “You must be Italian. Huh? You’re Jewish? Love your nails.”

  15. I remember quite well. I also remember Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, and Tarp, all of which he supported.

    1. You mean he talks the small government talk and walks the big government walk?


      He’s a Republican!

  16. Given a choice between Gingrich and Romney, I’ll take Romney. Newt seems like a sociopath to me. Seriously, he’s one of those sociopaths that is smart enough to know that slaughtering people would only be self destructive, so he’s chosen politics as his vehicle to have his way with people.

  17. Yes, that is revolting – which only highlights what we already know: our (real) choices this year suck. Since Mike Pence declined to run, and Perry faded, there is no candidate with a chance to win that is more than 50% a decent human being with the right principles. (No, Romney doesn’t count; he has no principles.)

    It’s a Hobson’s Choice, for sure.

    But, unless you want the U.S. to become a permanent social democracy in the next few years, Newt (right now, as things stand) appears to be the best we can get.

    1. Fuck your “real” choices. I’ll be voting for Ron Paul, either as the Republican candidate or as a write-in.

  18. I think the Great American Award he gave the Dallas strip club is a tad bit more of a problem for conservatives

    1. By the way I’m giving the Great Libertarian Award Libertarians a for a donation to your local food pantry. 

  19. Newt was and is a politician, not a scientist. He went with what his science advisers told him at the time.

    He may not be Mr. Perfect, he can handle the debate confrontation with Obama. That is most important and real world Republicans ought to give him a pass on this one.

    1. Seriously, when did a debate make much diff in the general?

      If Reps are going to pick a nominee based on who can debate Obama, then they probably deserve to lose.

  20. I am impressed that Newt’s knee touched Peloci’s…Most mortal men would have had their life force sucked right out of them.

    Of course Newt may not have a life force to begin with….or you know, they might have CGIed the who thing.

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