Skip to comments.Newt’s Done! So, Apparently, Is The GOP!
Posted on 05/17/2011 6:05:32 AM PDT by Lexluthor69
Newt Gingrichs ambition to be President of the US did not take a shot in the foot over the past weekend it was a headshot! You can stick a fork in him cause hes DONE!
Either Newt, or his campaign folks, grievously misread conservative voters concerning the nations financial mess and socialized medicine.
Two things the Gingrich campaign apparently missed: One is that Conservatives know drastic cuts in government spending must be made to salvage our country. The other is that conservatives do not like, nor do we want, socialized medicine in any form or by any name period!
No amount of backing and filling will get Newt out of this hole. He might just as well get out of the race right now. Any chance he DID have has vanished. Kaput!
As I survey the Republican field of candidates for President today, I have to conclude the GOP has conceded the raced to Obama and the democrats.
I must tell you, I have strong suspicions the GOP does not want to have a republican in the Oval Office with the country in the financial mess it is in today. They do not want to be painted with the same brush as the current occupant and they sure as heck do want to create a modern Hoover Days presidency.
As an American who believes the US is in dire need of rescuing from the clutches of the socialists in our government, I must tell you that should I confirm that is the policy of the GOP concerning this Presidential Election, I will immediately resign my membership in the Republican Party and become an Independent.
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If you look at the laws of mathematics the fiscal situation is unfixable. They would rather leave office than make the CUTS that are necessary.
Sounds like that's what you are planning to do anyway and are just looking at a reason to bash the GOP.
So tell us, then - how does Newt's bashing of Paul Ryan somehow disparage the larger elected GOP, where all but four of the GOP House members voted for Ryan's plan?
This essay was written by a blog idiot who couldn't be bothered to think through what he was writing.
Title makes it sound like Gingrich was the only hope for the GOP.
If that is/was true, the GOP is in bigger trouble than they realize.
Gringrich comes across as an old, white-haired, McCain/Dole, that typifies the Grand OLD Party, which typifies what is wrong with the GOP.
Newt may be out, but there are plenty of good folks still in the field. There is a year to go, and plenty of miles to travel, between now and November 2012.
Here’s another blog pimp for you, and he’s even dumber than average.
All that is left for Newt to do is Quit. I’d vote Herman or Sarah, or Michelle or WEST!
I find it difficult to believe Newt is this stupid, or this tone deaf. I believe there were unseen financial gains for Newt to announce and then do nothing but cause harm to conservative causes.
HONKIES FOR HERMAN!!!
There's no place for this kind of negativity. I'll take our worst candidate to another term of Obama.
NO NEWT IS GOOD NEWT!!
I don't believe it is unfixable. What the Republicans should do, IMHO, is to introduce a longer range plan, 12-15 years, that makes the necessary cuts, but doesn't put them in the untenable political position of having to run against the scare-mongering tactics of the DNC and the MSM.
In my view, all plans that alter the basic fabric of American society should be introduced over this kind of time period. I know we are bleeding currently, and need to cut spending ‘now’, and we should do that. However, the bigger fixes need to be thoughtful long-range plans that allow for reasonable societal adjustments.
The left should be painted as the party that wants to change every American’s basic way of life, overnight, with things like dramatic shifts in health care, big tax increases, increased ages for retirement and medicare, etc.. They should be painted as the party that doesn't plan for the future, and that has no respect for the sacrifices made by Americans to position themselves for the future - only to have liberal politicians pull the rug out from under them.
If a viable multi-step (with substantive early spending cuts) long-term plan is put forth, and is sold as a vision for the future, it will garner more public support, and neutralize much of the opposition.
As far as those who ‘would rather leave office’ - excellent. Then we don't have to throw them out.
Oh yes, the GOP is done, over, fini.
What an asshat.
It looks to me like conservative causes are alive and well. If they weren’t Newt would not be in this kind of trouble. His problems prove conservative values are clearly in the majority—at least in Republican circles.
You would have to grade on a pretty steep curve to get a result like that!
Newt was never more than a curiosity for 2012 anyway. the suggestion that the GOP swims or sinks with him is pure rubbish.
I hope the Newt fans think again
All that's needed are the gravediggers, who have yet to appear.
Gotta disagree. He sat on that loveseat with Pelosi, for cryin' out loud, and appeared with Hillary, of all people, to push for a federal medical records program. And don't forget his idiotic endorsement of Scuzzi.
He has shown he is completely assimilated into the Beltway mindset and is tone-deaf to the concerns of flyover country conservatives.
I would only have been shocked if Newt had show an ability to grasp the current political realities out in the grassroots.
“It looks to me like conservative causes are alive and well.”
I did not say he killed them. Many freepers tend to forget that presidential elections are all about the squishy middle.
I dare say 99.9% of freepers would vote for anyone that got the GOP nomination over Obama. However, the squishy middle, (independents), is a large and disinterested group. Sound bites from a “Republican”, (Gingrich), attacking conservative causes will get the attention of the morons in the middle. And therefore, cause some harm, even if slight.
They have tried unsuccessfully to establish political power through the ballot box and the "Free State Project". The only way they can possibly get it is through violent insurrection and the total breakdown of society.
“Gotta disagree. He sat on that loveseat with Pelosi, for cryin’ out loud, and appeared with Hillary, of all people, to push for a federal medical records program. And don’t forget his idiotic endorsement of Scuzzi.”
You make a great case. Not sure how smart Newt is, but he’s demonstrated beyond debate that he’s completely tone deaf.
As the rot of Gingrich shows, the entrenched elites are feasting on their own young of the next generation of political reps.
Any reluctant draftee like Christie is unacceptable. If he doesn't WANT to be potus, stay out of it. Define your life's calling as facing down teacher's unions.
Any man-off-the street squad leader in Afghanistan could do a better job making decisions for our nation, than what the GOP is running now.
Romney is a joke, like a toupee masquerading as a full head of hair. No thanks. McCain without the Palin. Raise another $50 million and flush it, Mitt. Some people spend a lot of money to get a message we have already set him. Repeatedly. That's called being a “slow learner”. Like Al Gore. Maybe you are a man whose greatest days are behind him already. Despite what pappy always told you about your “destiny”.
Maybe the liberals need to take America all the way down the toilet bowl to finally flush what is passing inside the beltway as GOP leadership.
Bunch of gutless wonders allowing an incompetent narcissistic ineligible muslim-axx kissing marxist lecture good hard working patriotic people about America's failings and selfishness.
Time for a trade-in, across the board.
I don’t believe it is unfixable
Far from it. Hold the line here, and the US is in substantially better shape than Canada back in the mid 90s when they hit 110 percent of GDP debt.
Trying to find something wrong with what you wrote. Still trying...
Nope, I guess you nailed it.
Fine! I'm not so sure I do either.
Sarah should run on a third party ticket.
I agree with you. I think for so many years he has gotten used to the idea of people coming to him for wisdom he has stopped hard instrospection and reasoning.
West and anyone works for me!
What sort of financial gains?
Who do you think can beat Obama?
I disagree. The problems can be fixed, but it will take a strong will and an ability to force Congress to make the tough calls.
A combination of economic growth and spending cuts will do it. But both have to be more drastic than anything we've seen in the past. It is possible, though "radical".
The growth can be created by getting government out of the way of productivity, profit, and job growth:
We really. Really.
Need to stop with the circular firing squad.
Or we’ll end up with McCain again.
Or worse; Romney!
“What sort of financial gains?”
Who knows? In politics money changes hands in mysterious ways. It smacks of conspiracy theory for sure, but not out of the realm of possibility.
George Soros has a lot of money and a lot of contacts. I could imagine an intermediary brokering a Newt presidential run with the sole purpose of helping Obama. Newt has proven that his number one goal is to help Newt. For the right deal, Newt would make the run.
But as dirtboy pointed out, it’s more likely Newt is just totally out of touch.
Hopefully he will do the honorable thing and get the hell out of the way EARLY! (Today is not too soon)
He can withdraw, and take mitt the twit and the rest of the RINOs with him. I’d rather not risk having these idiots foul the process and take time, money and energy away from real possible conservative candidates. Personally, Cain/West, Cain/Palin, Cain/Bachman.
The problems are unfixable because Americans don’t want them fixed. We’re at the point in our history where the people want bread, circuses and endless wars against the barbarians.
Everyone is open to cutting, if it’s not their program on the block. Everyone wants their program funded so long has two nickels of someone else’s money to rub together.
We don’t have time for a 15 year plan. In 2 years they’d be off the wagon and spending like old times again. Because it’s what the people want. The country is the problem, the politicians are just symptoms.
Sarah / West or West / Sarah. One or the other.
Newt is delusional.
HONKIES FOR HERMAN!!!
LOL so true.
Considering the entire media has imposed a regime of airtight censorship of any lampooning of Obama.
That alone is reason enough to replace the socialist fraud with Palin.
To laugh again.
The GOP isn’t dead...the GOP doesn’t exist anymore. It is just a bunch of progressives working together.
2012 we have to vote our conscience not party.
And yet , they all sound so surprised when he still bites the hand that feeds him.
Normally with blatant blog pimps like you, we try to get them to post their commentary in full, to share with other FReepers in a spirit of community.
But given the level of discourse evinced by your excerpt, I’d make an exception in your case.
Keep you analysis (if that’s what you call this drivel) to yourself. Anybody who wastes a click and risks a full cookie jar after reading what you’ve posted gets what they deserve.
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