Hoekstra: Gingrich Hurt Self With Ryan Criticism

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:36 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is taking flak from many in his party for criticizing House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s effort at Medicare reform as “social engineering.” Count former Michigan GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra as one of the critics.

Pete Hoekstra, Newt Gingrich
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra
“Conservatives and tea movement folks in recent times have felt let down by some elected as conservatives but who governed differently,” he writes on Politico.

“Any hint of a candidate going down this path in the future is in trouble. Newt's comments fall into that category. Conservatives hate the federal mandate. It's a liberal policy. While there is debate around Ryan's plan, he gets tremendous credit for having a ‘bold and necessary’ plan.”

So what’s the upshot? “Newt really stepped into it, and I think hurt himself,” Hoekstra says.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved