Skip to comments.Understanding the Unexpected (and Unfunded) Rise of Newt Gingrich
Posted on 11/14/2011 6:16:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Mostly a good article. However, the 9 9 9 plan’s federal sales tax is not a VAT tax; quite the opposite. It could be credibly argued that the current federal taxation of businesses and goods (which would be eliminated) are far more similar to a VAT than 9 9 9 is. That said, 9 9 9 is a proposition, and one that is unlikely to be passed as is.
I challenged you to put forth your candidate. Do you have a preferred or are you just spitting in the wind? If you have no alternative shouldn’t we just disregard what you put forth as nothing of substance?
And if you want to play pretend that you are going to make a difference belonging to the American party that’s your choice. Newt is a human being like we all are with his share of mistakes. Unprincipled would mean he is intentionally seeking to deceive which is up to all to decide but non of us can say with certainty.
You can do whatever you want. It’s a free country. For now.
Baloney. I’ve watched Gingrich closely for decades, from the inside and from the outside. I know the score. You people are desperate and delusional.
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Thats what I thought. No alternative solutions just rhetoric.
The truth about the Tiffany report is that the Gingrichs have a 500,000 line of credit...not that they are in debt for 500 grand.
I have a line of credit with my credit card company. That doesn’t mean I use it.
It’s amazing what an opposition campaign can do to stir up trouble and make innocent things seem criminal.
For example: I hear Cain has heterosexualist tendencies.
I’d have a “solution” if so many “conservatives” weren’t again wasting their substance chasing every false flag under the sun.
Of course you.
I appreciate your very level headed and logical approach. I tend to do have the same realistic outlook which stirs up those who fuel their support from a completely emotional/feelings driven platform.
That aside, reality is always difficult for some here who tend to deny the inevitable. Neither of us can help that faction, nor should we try to.
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You illustrated almost exactly how this thing is apparently going. Some mistakenly call it “Vetting” when in reality, it is more like “Eviscerating” if the truth was ever ever acknowledged.
Until you can come up with an alternate solution Ill not take you seriously. OWS has the same problems. No solutions.
The reason we like Newt is that he’s the smartest guy in the room - ANY room.
(Except maybe a room full of physicists or rocket scientists. Which are actually pretty scary places...)
Problem is, he’s not trustworthy. Being trustworthy is better than being smart.
His attacks on journalists during the debates have really helped him. I can’t understand how the other candidates have missed this and why they don’t do the same thing. I would watch the debates if I knew they would.
Gingrich's "solutions" amount to everything solid diluted down to nothing.
I hate that silly, trite word. It doesn't really mean anything.
You seem to forget that even as Speaker, Newt only had one vote in Congress. If a bill went down to defeat, you have to blame a combination of Democrats and Republicans.
These are just some items that passed:
Eliminating the marriage penalty
Cutting Capital Gains taxes
Balancing the Federal Budget
Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
The first GOP majorities in Congress in generations
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
The Taking Back Our Streets Act
The American Dream Restoration Act
The National Security Restoration Act
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (Tort Reform)
Family Reinforcement Act
The House impeached Bill Clinton
Newt cut taxes and balanced the budget. He instituted tort reform as well as getting Clinton to sign Welfare Reform. Newt led the Republican Revolution and under his leadership the Republicans took Congress for the first time in 40 years. Newt was not a failure as Speaker as many seem to imply.
Additionally, Newt helped write DOMA. Newt says he will reinstate DADT, Cain says he will not. Newt says he will abolish the 9th Circuit Court of Clowns and has found historical precedent to do so.
Obviously not to you. If you dont have the guts to state who you support.
Know what else? It occurs to me that with the “stick it in your ear!” mind-set of some posters, what would happen if a Presidential candidate were elected and operated the same way? With disregard and disdain for those with whom he/she disagrees, seeking neither the education nor the persuasion of others?
You know—operated over them, around them, under them, but not with them. Refusing to be President of all the nation, with a large number simply feeling ignored and unheard. How would the ignored feel? In what way would a positive national agenda ever get agreed upon, much less implemented?
Oh, wait . . . we have that already in Washington, and it doesn’t seem to please anyone (them or us). Of course, I forgot: “Get over it—WE won”.
If I saw a candidate that lives up to the first, most important, principles of this republic, I’d tell you. But I don’t. Live with it.
Then you remain irrelevant to the process as far as I can tell.
So, Republican Newt Gingrich supported the Republican candidate for office. Did he tell her to drop out of the race and throw her support to the Democrats? I place the blame for this loss with Dede and the RNC, not Newt.
If the man on the binoculars spots the iceberg, tells the crew and the passengers, and they choose to ignore him, continuing on their destructive course, I guess you could say he is "irrelevant to the process," you betcha.
Of course you do.
Good reminder list ... thanx
Four years ago, if anyone had told me that I would even consider Newt, I would have laughed. Today, Newt is my backup plan. If Cain falls out of the race, whether deserved or yet another effective application of the liberal politics of personal destruction, I will be embarrassed but I will support Newt (unless another not-Romney looks viable) . . . and then wash my hands after voting.
CB...one of things I have noted about Newt, this time around, is his fully measured responses and is very comfortable with himself....I still expect he will be direct when needed and won’t take the nonesense..but he seems much more at peace with himself and it shows.
Very well put, my sentiments PRECISELY
Except I hold Bachmann in a BIT higher esteem... she’s a little green, but man I love the girl
I am the same way, just three weeks ago I was shocked to find myself reconsidering Newt
But I am
She grated on me with “I was the first...” the same way Cain’s pat military and/or foreign policy response grates on me: “I will consult with my advisors...” Grrrrrrr......
I take it from your reply that you don’t believe in individual responsibility.
The fact that Dede is a quitter, is Newt’s fault.
The fact that Dede, after quitting, threw her support to the Dem candidate is Newt’s fault.
The fact that Dede, after quitting, was recruited by the White House, Chuck Schumer, etc., is Newt’s fault.
The fact that after Dede’s recruitment by the Dems, she endorsed the opposition party’s candidates is Newt’s fault.
You know, when I was little and got into trouble, my parents didn’t punish my sister for it. My actions were my responsibility, not my sister’s.
It really isn't surprising though..it was predicted many Palin supporters would move to Cain and that seems to be playing out.
I was in Palins court and hoped she would come along far enough where she could represent our nation and bring us back on course. But once she announced she wasn't running I had to look elsewhere......but it became more than just picking another candidate, it was putting aside personal 'likability' of a candidate and really looking at the state of our nation and the world and who is best suited to bring our country back on track. You look differently then at who your selection is...when time becomes a huge element in the equation.
....They all have "baggage" current and otherwise, and none represent everything which I might want...but the real question remained...WHO is best equipped and can do the job from day one, there's no time for a learning curve, and WHO knows how to get it done, there's no time to learn the washington landscape.
Newt gets it hands down at every point which matters in turning this ship...
What are talking about? Gingrich endorsed the hard-left Scozzafava. He co-signed her political note. Why would any conservative trust him or his judgment?
NR has been very supportive of Cain during these charges, and has posted several positive pieces. This was a head-to-head poll..I thought that it would be even..maybe even Cain by a nose..bu this is a pretty overwhelming majority.
When the GOP candidate herd thins out..there's about 40% of the vote..consisting of the 2nd tier and the undecided..that has to go somewheres..it won't be to Mitt...
I wasn't knocking him for that..but she doesn't come across as a likeable persona in public...and I think it could be a problem..
I am not a psychiatrist or psychologist, but what you mention is what I observe, also.
And, he seems willing—in fact, desirous—and very able to go beyond answers/conclusions. He has the inclination toward education and thinking.
Isn’t that EXACTLY what we need with a general population so long and so poorly served in their educational experiences that so many seem to have so little understanding of our roots, self-reliant culture, and form of government?
After all, our Founding Fathers often stated that this unique form of government requires both an EDUCATED and MORAL citizenry. Otherwise, it will not work.
Newt’s been “educating” the public at every debate..as well as the candidates themselves. Remarkable how he is bringing along those who would have never thought they’d consider him...but then most have never learned why we are where we at and what can be done to turn the tide.....he has solutions and is comfortable in naming them as they are.
Do I agree with all..no.. but I do agree with what really matters at this time we are in...and Newt has the goods to not only bring it to the table...but to galvanize congress to act where they need to...and he knows the pressure points to get it done.
I agree. I have seen a dramatic change since he began proclaiming his faith.
I believe I made it clear in my previous post that I knew Newt endorsed Dede. Remember, I said The Republican Newt Gingrich endorsed the Republican Candidate.
But that doesn’t make Newt responsible for Dede’s subsequent actions of quitting the race, throwing her support to the democrat running against her or endorsing other democrats.
Dede is responsible for what she did.
Let’s face it: effective communication has always been necessary to any great enterprise.
Be it survivial of a herd of antelope on the African plain, or Thomas Paine in “Common Sense”, or Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysberg Address—to crystallize the public into moving in a coordinated manner in a particular (good) direction requires that they be “educated”. And that requires good communication.
Newt seems to be doing a good job of that!
And that is key to getting things accomplished. Newt generally think through...and is fast on his feet..we see this often when the media attempts to trip him up.
He will never get it all right...and I can live with the flubs...as too many expect every word from any candidate to be perfection..it never will be so.. they will always be disappointed in any Pres. or candidates.
I am very comfortable with my support of Newt..He is what this country needs at this time...and he will act as quick as possible when he gets there, though I don't expect quick results...Washington moves very slowly..but Newt knows how to prick the gouds....they'll come around.
Interesting is I noted the change before I knew of his story that He had found His faith. But that would explain it. I think also he is settled in his homelife....it appears even his former wives are supporting his run...which speaks volumes.
Yes, we are human, afterall. Bound to make mistakes, and have limitations.
However, as I am hopeful that Newt’s more personal and foundational faith will be his anchor, I hope that will greatly aid him in his leadership, if he ascends to the position of President.
Am curious why the three or four comments referring to his faith (and the principles thereof) have not drawn more notice, interest, or comment from the posters. Any idea?
His faith will play a secondary role for many who choose to keep it seperate from the Presidency in their eyes. And I doubt Newt will make it front page news either...he understands that though this has changed him...and willl surely affect his decisions and actions as it has now...he will focus on the job at hand, though his faith will surely be what sustains and leads him..hopefully.
I base my comment completely on Newt’s LONG history of wanting to be president -
and upgrading wives because one of his former wives “wasn’t pretty enough to
be First Lady”. A man who would do that would do anything, including identifying
with a major voting block.
I did not say that is why he did it. I said it makes me wonder.
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