Fast Dive

  • Aired:  05/18/11
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Newt Gingrich jeopardizes his presidential campaign by appealing to the moderate wing of the Republican Party. (5:43)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WHAT A NIGHT!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHAT A NIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS -- MY GUEST

TONIGHT HIS STORY CONSTITUTIONAL

SCHOLAR RICHARD BEEMAN, HALF

BEE, HALF MAN ALL HISTORIAN.

[LAUGHTER]

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

LET ME TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT

TONIGHT WITHIN THE REALM OF

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

YOU MAY REMEMBER A WEEK AGO FORM

ER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND

LEAGUEO FIGURINE MODEL NEWT

GINGRICH DECLARED HIS CANDIDACY.

YOU MIGHT THINK THE PARTY OF

FAMILY VALUES MAY HAVE PROBLEMS.

THE TWICE DIVORCED SANCTIONED ON

ETHICS CHARGES FORMER SPEAK OF

THE HOUSE.

WOULD YOU BE WRONG.

>> NEWT GINGRICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN

AN IDEAS MONEY AND WILL PROVIDE

A LOT OF POSITIVE INPUT IN THE

DEBATE.

>> FROM A POLITICAL STANDPOINT.

>> REMEMBER NEWT GINGRICH IS A

TOWERING CONSERVATIVE

INTELLECTUAL.

>> HE IS A SCHOLAR.

HE UNDERSTANDS WHERE WE'RE

COMING FROM.

>> HE IS ONE OF SMARTEST PEOPLE

IN AMERICA.

HE COMES UP WITH TWO IDEAS EVERY

MINUTE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: HERE IS MY IMPRESSION

OF NEWT GINGRICH IN A MINUTE.

[LAUGHTER]

NONALCOHOLIC TEQUILA.

[LAUGHTER]

BOMB SNIFFING TURTLES.

[LAUGHTER]

KOSHER BACON.

[LAUGHTER]

EDIBLE DIAPERS.

[LAUGHTER]

TWO IDEAS A MINUTE BUT A LOT OF

THEM.

THE LARGER POINT IS ALL IS

FORGIVEN.

YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE

A FIRST IMPRESSION.

HE CHOSE JUST THE PLACE TO DO IT

"MEET THE PRESS."

A CHANCE TO SHOW OFF.

DAVID GREGORY SET HIM UP WITH AN

EASY ONE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PAUL RYAN'S

MEDICARE.

>> SHOULD THE REPUBLICANS CHANGE

MEDICARE?

YONCH THINK RIGHT WING SOCIAL

ENGINEERING IS ANY MORE

DESIRABLE THAN LEFT WING SOCIAL

ENGINEERING.

I DON'T THINK IMPOSING RADICAL

CHANGE FROM THE RIGHT OR THE

LEFT IS A VERY GOOD WAY FOR THE

SOCIETY TO OPERATE.

>> Jon: WOW APPEALING TO THE

MODERATE WING OF THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY, A WING CLOSED FOR

RENOVATIONS.

[LAUGHTER]

I'M SURE THEY RESPECT THE

GRAVITAS.

>> HE DETONATED HIS CAMPAIGN ON

SUNDAY.

>> DOES HE WANT TO BE NOMINATED

BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

ONE WONDERS.

>> HE WAS NEVER A LIKABLE GUY.

>> THIS IS A CAPITAL OFFENSE.

>> HOW CAN I SAY THIS POLITELY?

HE WAS URINATING INSIDE THE

FAMILY CIRCLE.

[LAUGHTER]

>>>> Jon: WHAT WOULD THE

IMPOLITE WAY HAVE BEEN TO SAY

THAT?

[LAUGHTER]

HOW DO I PUT THIS IMPOLITELY HE

(bleep) THE GHOST OF RONALD

REAGAN AND THEN WIPED HIS

(bleep) ON TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S

BEDSPREAD.

NO DISRESPECT.

[LAUGHTER]

LEADERSHIP, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE

TO SPEAK UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

AND STAND BY THEM.

>> EARLIER IN THE DAY SPEAKING

ON A CONFERENCE CALL GINGRICH

TRIED TO PASS THE BLAME TO THE

ADVERSARIAL NATURE OF MEET THE

PRESS SAYING QUOTE -- "I DIDN'T

GO IN THERE QUITE HOSTILE ENOUGH

BECAUSE IT DIDN'T OCCUR TO ME

THAT GOING IN WOULD YOU SPR A

SERIES OF SETUPS."

>> OH, MAN.

>> THIS WASN'T ME RANDOMLY

SAYING THINGS.

THESE WERE DELIBERATE EFFORTS TO

PICK FIGHTS."

>> Jon: I GET YOU.

YOU GOT ON THE POLITICAL SNOWS

YOU -- SHOWS YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT

TO EXPECT.

IT'S SCARY.

INTIMIDATING.

>> WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS YOUR 35th APPEARANCE

ON THE PROGRAM.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: YOU'VE BEEN ON THAT

SHOW MORE TIMES THAN DAVID

GREGORY.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S NOT GOING TO FLY, NEWT.

YOU KNOW THAT.

THAT'S A TERRIBLE EXCUSE.

TRY AGAIN.

>> WHEN I MAKE A MISTAKE I'M

GOING TO ON OH, I WANT TO

SHAND -- ON OBJECTION I WANT

TO -- AND I'M GOING TO ON

OCCASION I WANT TO SAY IT WAS A

MISTAKE.

I WANT TO SAY ON THE RECORD ANY

IDEA THAT QUOTES WHAT I SAID ON

SUNDAY IS SAY FALSEHOOD.

I HAVE SAID PUBLICLY THOSE WORDS

WERE INACCURATE AND UNFORTUNATE.

>>

>> Jon: I'VE ALWAYS FOUND THE

HALLMARK OF ON HONEST

CONVERSATION WORKS WELL WHEN

SAYING IF YOU DON'T ME DIRECTLY

USING VIDEO TAPE OF MY

CONVERSATION YOU'RE LYING.

>> YOUR AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR

PARTY.

>> SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY.

>> WHY DON'T YOU GET OUT BEFORE

YOU MAKE A BIGGER FOOL OF

YOURSELF.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: THIS WAS HIS TUESDAY

BOOK SIGNINGS IN MINNEAPOLIS.

>> STOP THE HATE.

STOP ANTIGAY POLITICS.

IT'S DIVIDING OUR COUNTRY.

>> Jon: AS HOTEL TURNDOWN

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