GOP Civil War: Gingrich Strikes Back at Limbaugh
In the same speech, Limbaugh took a veiled shot at former House Speaker Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., who is one of his rivals for the leadership of the conservative movement, saying that people who say the GOP needs to move on from Ronald Reagan must be stamped out.
On NBC's Meet the Press today, Gingrich fired back, saying that "youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to want the president to succeed."
"You're irrational if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want the president to succeed, because if he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t succeed, the country doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t succeed," said Gingrich.
Asked by host David Gregory if that clashed with the views of people like Limbaugh, Gingrich warned against calling for Obama's failure:
Gregory: Do you think that Republicans are discordant on that point, about whether they want him to fail or succeed?
Gingrich: I don't think anyone should want the president of the United States to fail. I want some of his policies to be stopped, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want the president of the United States to fail. I want him to learn new policies.