1. 2012

    Gingrich to Occupy: ‘Take a Bath’

    Republician presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich waves, followed by Mitt Romney, as they arrive to participate in the South Carolina Presidential Debate at Wofford College, sponsored by SCGOP, CBS News and the National Journal on November 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.   AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Newt Gingrich fought his way to the top of the Republican presidential field the old-fashioned way: making fun of hippies. “Go get a job, right after you take a bath,” Gingrich advised Occupy Wall Street protesters as he spoke to a Republican crowd in Iowa Saturday. Gingrich attacked the protesters, saying they “start with a premise that we all owe them everything.” He continued, “They take over a public park they didn’t pay for, to go nearby to use bathrooms they didn’t pay for, to beg for food from places they they don’t want to pay for.”

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