Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the ‘most open, blatant example of the new fascism’

Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday.

The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the “new fascism” of liberalism that’s sweeping American life.

newtgingrich0407“People need to realize, if you’re a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you’re a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career,” Gingrich said on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

“This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, ‘if you don’t agree with us 100 percent, we have the right to punish you.’”

The best evidence Gingrich was right came from the half-hearted responses. Former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile ludicrously tried to suggest Eich stepped aside voluntarily, while guest host Jonathan Karl tried pulling the race card into the discussion by asking about interracial marriage.

Mozilla feels stinging backlash over CEO boot

Gingrich stayed on point.

“I think the question is do you want to live in an open and tolerant society, or do you want impose your views at the cost of people’s jobs?” he said.

Newt’s usually the smartest guy in the room. With Brazile at the table, it’s not even close. Check out the video here.

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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • magic1114

    What people on the left refuse to see is that you have a RIGHT to your belief’s. And you have a RIGHT to donate money to people that hold the same views as yourself. You can’t punish people because their belief’s are different than yours. And if you do that makes you a Fascist!

    • Boots

      And that is why they’re fascist… the (the totalitarian left) do seek to destroy those who simply disagree with them. The Robertsons (Duck Dynasty) need to offer MR Eich a job and maybe Mr Eich will take his significant tax potential out of California. I’d suggest he move to Austin but that area is getting pretty far gone.

    • Paranormal Skeptic

      Correct. You have a right to your beliefs. You do NOT have a right to be free from repercussions from expressing your beliefs.

      Case in point: You have a right to belief pedophilia is OK. You do NOT have a right to protection from public scorn for expressing such beliefs.

      • Beadbabe16

        LAST I checked “pedoohilia” is a CRIME~ I know you libs like to PICK & CHOOSE the “laws” you want to abide……but , NO, it is about FREE SPEECH….You are getting VERY CLOSE to PUNISHMENT & MIND CONTROL~ FREE SPEECH is DEAD!! brought down by a CORRUPT muslim REGIME and the 1%…….

        • Bruce Campbell

          Ok, pick racism, anti-semitism or any other thing you’d like. If you are going to monetarily support these things, expect a backlash.
          PS. Get off the drugs.

      • Jockey

        Even public scorn is not enough for you. You want to destroy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And to equate pedophilia with a natural law thousands of years old is moral relativism at its worst. It’s pathetic and it’s why people hate you. If this is the road you choose, get used to it.

        • rushthis

          You dropped your stupid sign.

        • Uncle Bob

          Great post Jockey !!!!!!!!

        • MarkStolzoff

          Slavery was natural law for thousands of years and the Bible endorses it, so unless you are ready to defend slavery you don’t have a leg to stand on

          • Jockey

            Again with the moral equivalency. When I say natural law I mean sperm and egg. That sort of thing. Slavery, since you bring it up, is not so much a natural law, but an economical and social contract between people. But I’ll defend it for you. Both parties get something out of the contract, in the broadest sense. Is it equal? No. Is anything really equal? Slaves, indentured servants, even domestic help, as in England, for example, traded labor for room and board, and not much more than that.

            It’s like Dylan says, “It may be the Devil, and it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.”

          • MarkStolzoff

            So old women who can’t make eggs anymore shouldn’t be allowed to get married? That’s kinda messed up, and I suggest you get a better understanding of what a contract is so you can understand they have nothing to do with slavery

          • Jockey

            I think you’re kinda messed up.

          • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

            What’s a ‘natural law’ anyway? Just prejudice.

          • Law Picks

            Really??? Slavery was a “contract”??? Both parties “get something”??? That right there devalues anything you have or will say…

          • PeterSalinas

            The Bible doesn’t endorse slavery given that slavery was the norm throughout the known world. Except, there is a difference between people captured and forced to be slaves and people who choose to become servants. the Jewish Bible is the ONLY holy book that established a moral code on how to treat servants as people and not as chattel?

            After 7 years, they were given the option to leave or stay. Every 50 years all servants were freed, regardlessly.

            Meanwhile, the Muslims invented the African Slave trade 600 years before they introduced it to the Europeans. The cruelest slave owners and traders were the black African Muslims. They have never treated any servant or slave as anything but lower than an animal and non-Muslims as anything but second-class citizens provided they pay the jizza tax first.

            Slavery never ended there.

            There is still a big slave trade in the Middle East and in other Muslim countries – but now it is white sex slaves that are in demand.

        • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

          Wait, I can’t tell if you’re sticking up for pedos here, or what..

        • Bruce Campbell

          ‘Natural law’? Is that how weak your argument is?
          Pederasty was ‘natural’ for quite a long time as was owning people.

          • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

            He’s a bizpacker. He’s quite likely sticking up for pedophilia, as long as only Ann Coulter and the Kochs are allowed to engage in it..

      • Uncle Bob

        good post thank you.

    • rushthis

      Fascists? Wow, you’re confused. This was the free market, commie! Got a problem with the Free Market? Commie? No Government pushed him out…even his own Board didn’t step in. He resigned. Can’t stand the heat? Than you won’t like capitalism.

    • Uncle Bob

      Right on.!!!!!!!!

    • edinvestor1

      Your view is RIGHT and the opposite is what’s LEFT.

    • MarkStolzoff

      And businesses have a right to fire you,

    • Bruce Campbell

      Yes, you do have the right to your belief, but that doesn’t trump everyone else’s nor reality. Brendan’s views were such that he put money into restricting other people’s rights. Why would Brendan’s right to a view to restrict overrule the right to freedoms of others?

    • Law Picks

      You’re right. That right can not be taken from you. But noone took this right away from him. He resigned. He couldnt take that heat. I say he should have just stayed. They never would have fired him and risked getting sued. I dont necessarily agree with his views, but he has the right to express them and support them in any legal way he sees fit. Period.

  • Nick Hayes

    Boycott Mozilla. As soon as I figure out just what it is they do, that’s what I will do. I think I have a piece of their software on my computer. As soon as I find out for sure, it will be deleted.

    • Leadman

      Deleted them yesterday.

    • JJBuck

      With you on that. me, too.

    • Boots

      Just anecdotal but I’m sure there’s been a lot of uninstall Mozilla going on. We just took it off six home computers (three daughters, mine and wife’s and one work network computer) and I had it removed from our work computers since I can. Even our three Obama voting liberal employees didn’t complain when I explained it was a business decision based on we can do everything we need with other stuff and I’ll always err on the side of freedom of speech.

      • Ole Man

        Big deal. It’s free, so how does this hurt Mozilla?

        • Boots

          It’s a numbers game… where do you think they make their money? Partnerships and advertising. They are technically a non- profit and are partnered with money making firms. If user-ship declines so does their value as a partner. Every time you use them they are data mining and selling info. As ideologues they may not care if they hurt their value but I’m under no obligation to increase their value.

          • rushthis

            They don’t care about you. Their customers are LITERALLY young, open-minded, hip people.

          • Boots

            You’re right… I’m glad they’re happy with less money… even nonprofit organizations have to make money though. They’ll adapt by increasing their fundraising which will siphon funds from other liberal pet projects. I’m surprised you’ve put “open minded” in there though since personally destroying someone who disagrees with you isn’t very darned tolerant. Open minded means being willing to discuss an issue without peeing their panties. I have no problem with gay marriage… I have a problem with Nazi tactics.

          • avnrulz

            In other words, the ‘useful idiots’ the Libs use to get their ‘noses under the tent’ so they can tear it down and build it back into their distorted image. No thanks. Deleted my Mozilla.

          • Ted Paine

            and equally stoo-pid LOL!

          • BGills

            You mean brainwashed, empty headed, sheeple, that will believe almost anything a Socialist-Liberal tells them?

        • BGills

          It’s always about the money.
          Nobody sets up a corporation were there isn’t money to be made. Nothing is ever free… Somebody is paying, and in the case of web-browsers, sponsors pay them for your information… When your on your computer, what sites you like to visit, and how often, what are the subjects of web-searches… you know, META-DATA!

          • MarkStolzoff

            Nobody except all the non profit corps like Mozilla,

          • BGills

            And their salaries magically appear out of thin air?
            Let’s not get into the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny… You’re simply not ready for a reality based conversation.

          • MarkStolzoff

            The reality is you’ve already proved you don’t even know the difference between your and you’re …so you’re obviously not even ready for a High school reading level conversation.

          • BGills

            You’re is a contraction, as in you’re a moron, or “you’re simply not ready…”
            Like most uneducated ignoramuses, you reveal you level of education with every misinformed utterance.

      • Uncle Bob

        Good choice Boots ! Now if we could just get our elected in compliance with their oath of office. We need unity because some vote for their color and not their intelligence

        • Boots

          It’s amazing the trolls on this site think we don’t understand the business end of things (I know I’m not the only small business owner who visits these sites for recreation/another perspective). Nothing is really free and Mozilla requires something in return or it wouldn’t work. I get those who voted for Obama’s color the first time… and I get the second vote because his policy failures aren’t covered by the traditional media… and a whole lot more people are being trained into dependency on the government.

    • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

      Well done, sir

  • JJBuck

    Does any one really care what Donn a Brazile thinks about anything? How is she even viewed as a “pundit” or a journalist? It’s a miracle that woman cane even get her bra on the right side every morning…

    • SOD

      People like Donna Brazile, Jehmu Greene and Juan Williams mitigate heavily toward the creation of a new class of TV talking head: the “pundiot”…someone given the respect of a learned person…but who keeps stumbling over their own innate idiocy.

  • Stewart Pepper

    Seems what the left doesn’t understand is that if they can force people out because they’re conservative, then conservatives should be allowed to fire people because they’re liberal. Can a conservative company owner fire someone because he supports gay marriage. Because freedom, while it gets messy at times, is a two-way street.

    • Paranormal Skeptic

      They can, and nobody can do anything about it, to be honest.

      • BGills

        “To be honest?” Really..
        Have you any idea how often employers are accused of firing an employee for “discrimination?”
        This man was clearly discriminated against!
        He didn’t ask, nor did he require, his employees to donate their hard earned money to a cause they disagreed with. He simply made a donation, with his own money, to a cause he believed in, and for that he was pressured to resign?
        Liberals fancy themselves the guardians of ‘right,’ with their ever changing definition of fairness.
        Thirty years ago they fought feverishly to portray government funded birth control, as an attack, or imposed genocide on minorities… Today they portray it as a right?
        It’s the politically correct thought Police, plain, and simple, and if you dare offer an opinion that differs from theirs, you will be made to pay.

        • Uncle Bob

          Thank you BGills right on.

    • Bruce Campbell

      Unfortunately you’ve missed the mark. no-one is forcing anyone out because they are conservative. Brendan was pushed because he gave money to oppress & restrict other people’s rights. The ‘market’ reacted and decided it was not acceptable.
      If you equate that to conservatism, then either you or conservatism has a problem.

      • Memphis Viking

        Really? What rights are being oppressed? Gays have exactly the same right to get married as everyone else. They just choose not to exercise it, so they demand a new ‘right’ and a new definition of the word marriage.

  • Doug

    Is Newt still around? Do you think he wants to try for the top spot again?

    • JJBuck

      I hope so.

      • Doug

        How many wives is he up to now?

        • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

          Forget the wives; how many grilfs is he up to?

        • JJBuck

          Who cares. We can’t do any worse than what we have now.

      • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

        Speaking as one who plays for the D team usually .. me too.

  • seazen

    Gingrich talking about “open and tolerant”? Hypocrisy personified.

    • Bruce Campbell

      Yeah, usually when he is talking about ‘open & tolerant’ is is what he expects his wives to be when he is cheating on them.

      • seazen

        ;)

  • frank papcin

    what a play on words used by people that don’t allow anything or person to think any way but theirs?–the new definition of LIBERALS–allow everything except what they don’t like–perversion is all right, but not any public prayers?–political correctness as defined by the chose few–demonize anyone with the nerve to think any other way but their way–all brought to you by OBAMA and his democratic lackeys that will follow him anywhere.

    • Uncle Bob

      thanks Frank great post ……

    • Bruce Campbell

      Thats silly. What 2 consenting people do is up to them, not you. Its your opinion its a perversion. To them, its perfectly normal.
      Public prayer is being restricted in as much for a christian’s benefit as anyone else. Who will be the first to whine if muslims & hindus get to do their public prayers as well?

      • Kenneth Clark

        The “sick” always think everyone else that opposes them are diseased when in fact they are normal.

      • Memphis Viking

        I’m sure pedophiles believe pedophilia is perfectly normal too.

  • frank papcin

    you saw what LIBERALS tried to do to KFC last year–well this is now and they are at it again.–it’s only going to get worse, until the majority of the people that can’t be bothered start to get involved and stop them.

    • lonecracker

      Not KFC….Chick-fil-A.

  • Jeff Z

    ‘Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.” – G. K. Chesterton

    • Ole Man

      Tolerance is holy….Christ.

  • tatoo

    When a boycott of Disney World was called, nobody said anything. I guess the difference is that the Mozilla boycott worked. Sore losers.

    • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

      No one that mattererd boycotted Disney. No one’s going to boycott Mozilla, because the problem has been corrected. The free market worked.

      • Memphis Viking

        Progressive mindset in a nutshell. People with different opinions are ‘problems’ to be ‘corrected’. But we all know that’s because progressives can’t win arguments so they work tirelessly to silence the people who disagree with them.

        • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

          No, highly placed executives who endanger stock prices with foolish actions are problems that need to be corrected. This has nothing to do with silencing anyone; no one has been silenced.