Statements about History
Says in the last 20 years, the French have not "stood by" the United States on foreign policy.
Says critics called the original GI Bill "welfare."
AIDS was transmitted to humans because "one guy" had sex with "a monkey" and then started "having sex with men."
Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913.
"Martin Luther King was a Republican."
"We balanced the budget with the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and ultimately had four consecutive balanced budgets."
"When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets."
"Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican."
The U.S. military is at risk of losing its "military superiority" because "our Navy is smaller than it's been since 1917. Our Air Force is smaller and older than any time since 1947."
"More Americans have lost their jobs under Barack Obama than any president in modern history."
"In 1790, the first Congress, which was packed with framers, required all ship owners to provide medical insurance for seamen; in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. In 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm."
Says he has "been able to attract independents and Democrats to win" elections in Pennsylvania.
"What is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not . . . a Congress!"
In a watershed 1958 decision, "the Warren court asserted by itself that the Supreme Court was supreme over the president and the Congress."
"I've done more impeachments than anybody else in the history of the country."
"We’re $15 trillion now in debt, with a president that’s racked up as much debt as almost all of the other presidents combined."
"I balanced the budget for four straight years, paid off $405 billion in debt."
Says with Jon Corzine, "it's the first time, I think, in history where a former Senator has been subpoenaed to testify before his former colleagues."
Newt Gingrich "has suggested" building "a mirror system in space" could improve the Earth’s habitability.
More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."
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