By Geneva Sands - 03/09/12 08:45 PM EST
Newt Gingrich continued to hammer President Obama on the campaign trail Friday for what he called the president's "dangerous" vision for the United States.
"We've been through a period where both parties have lacked vision. Unfortunately, the Democrats got vision with Barack Obama and it was the wrong vision, but no one should kid themselves — he has a very clear vision of the American he wants to create," Gingrich said in Meridian, Miss., on Friday.
'"t is a totally prescriptive, politically-driven system that combines a certain amount of Chicago-machine style politics with a fair amount of Saul Alinsky's radicalism," he said.
"On the Democratic side there is a vision — it's the wrong vision, it's a dangerous vision, but it's there."
He also slammed Obama as an apologist, an attack theme the GOP has been latching onto in recent weeks.
"This is a president who [says] it's OK to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics who are killing young Americans, while he's attacking the Catholic Church and every right-to-life institution," Gingrich said.
Obama took heat from the right when he issued a written apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai last month for the accidental burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
"As commander in chief I will never apologize to those that are killing young Americans," said Gingrich to cheers from the crowd.
Obama defended the letter, saying it "helped calm things down" after the burnings spurred violent protests and the killing of Americans in the country. He told ABC News that he made the apology to "save lives and to make sure our troops who are there right now are not placed in further danger."