Newt to Wall Street Protesters: Take a Bath, Get a Job
Gingrich is feeling cocky as polls surge
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:46 AM CST
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during the Thanksgiving Family Forum in Des Moines as Herman Cain looks on.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – No question where Newt Gingrich stands on the Occupy Wall Street movement. "All the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we all owe them everything," he complained at the weekend GOP forum in Iowa. "That is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system, and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying to them: 'Go get a job, right after you take a bath.'"

Newt was fresh from a visit to Harvard University, where Occupy Boston hecklers sarcastically thanked the newly minted man-with-a-chance for "standing up for corporations," reports the Boston Herald. Gingrich, who is suddenly surging in polls, told the Herald he believes the GOP race "is going to come down to Mitt and me."

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Nov 22, 2011 8:53 AM CST
I'd like to know where these jobs are. Why is the unemployment so high? Also, I've been looking 9hrs a day 5 days a week for 5 months. My family and I would love simple landing a job not just an interview. Not even Walmart's hiring.
Nov 21, 2011 9:58 PM CST
It is better to have a body that smells, than a soul that stinks to Heaven.
Nov 21, 2011 4:00 PM CST
Ok, this guy just graduated from being a "jackass" to being an "asshole"!~!!!!!