Barnacle Says Tip O'Neill Hated Newt
Mike Barnacle says that former house Speaker Tip O'Neill was a gentle guy who never used the word hate. But, says Barnacle, he used it about Newt Gingrich.
Tip used to say, 'in Newt's world, it wasn't enough to defeat the Democrat you were running against or the Democrat that you were debating on the floor of the house, you had to demonize him.' And the demonization, Tip O'Neill blamed the demonization in politics on Newt Gingrich.