Newt to Wall Street Protesters: Take a Bath, Get a Job

Gingrich is feeling cocky as polls surge
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
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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