Skip to comments.Why It Is CRITICAL to be With Newt More Than Ever
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:30:58 AM PDT by jmstein7
To my friends who are Rick and Mitt supporters we have already agreed to disagree. Please respect my opinion.
There is nothing I’d like to see more than a debate between Newt and Obama. I think that Newt would be one of the most important Presidents of the century. But....I also think that the establishment in Washington is scared to death of him.
The Washington establishment doesn’t want to upset the applecart.
Don’t forget, they’re not there because they love this country — they’re there because they love themselves.
Obama cannot think on his feet to any respectable and reasonable level. Thus, I predict the Rats will do all they can to prevent Odumbo from participating in a televised debate. They will contrive some other means that enables a forum or a panel that can pick up the dead air that Odumbo would introduce for failing to respond timely or “clarify” what he intended to say after inserting foot in mouth.
Same here. How about Mark Levin as moderator?
I am with you and Newt 100 percent. Why? Because Newt wants to remove the chains that we citizens have on us, to allow us to speak about our new ideas. Here in New York State, the state government which is controlled by the public unions both municipal and teachers unions. These unions get unbridled raises, benefits and pensions and they are destroying our cities, towns and school districts. Newt is about diminishing the power of unions, civil service schemes and public school monopolies. I am working for Newt, since I know my children’s future depends on his election!!!
You need to give it up. Newt is history and is staying in it for future financial rewards.
In a few months, Newt will return to his former FR status as a RINO. Right back where he was 6 months ago.
Newts main problem is Newt.Enough baggage for a freight train,and all hes in it for now is his own ego.
We are also old retired Army. We are 100% for Newt. Isn’t it funny how we can view a man so differently.
To be honest, for a guy that claims the conservative mantle, he sure doesn’t bother to fight it out in the States. Just going where you think they might like you is no way to win or carry the message.
Any touch he had a fighter must have got up and left. I figure he stays in for attention only. He knows he has no path to win.
It is sad to see Newt supporters become more and more delusional. Newt is not going to win the nomination and, further, he doesn’t deserve to win the nomination.
At best, Newt can be the kingmaker at a brokered convention by tossing his delegates to Santorum or Romney, thereby giving them enough to win. He can get a plum government job with his support.
Keeping a conservative from getting enough delegates to win so the establishment can install a RINO candidate for the general election isn’t rational. There is no way that Newt is getting the nomination in a brokered convention. They will give us someone far worse than Santorum who’s already not perfect.
” Newt is history and is staying in it for future financial rewards. “ -—
You better believe that history is Newt, and proudly so. You bet he is history, and a fine one it is sir.
You know, Newt didn’t have to get in this thing at all. He was comfortable, has an estimated worth of 6 million, was writing, doing a documentary on the Pope, traveling to Rome, consulting domestically and occasionally funding one of his think tanks.
Future financial rewards will be much slimmer under communism, so it’s best to boost ole Santorum the RINO. Isn’t he just the deal to stop communism?
LAUGH OUT LOUD!
Nice. Laura Ingram can keep time and suggest follow-up questions.
Newt would thrive on the no favoritism, "no-BS" debate environment.
On the other hand, little bammy will drown in his own BS.
Then, put the resulting video on DVD and sell it for two bucks.
There would never be an example of the difference between Republican and Democrat to exceed it for absolute clarity.
I don’t know why you included me with these other 2 anti Newt guys. I absolutely love Newt Gingrich. I have been sending out a couple thousand emails every day trying to get people to see that Newt is our only hope.
I’ll never give up on him. I have followed him since the 90’s and I know what he can accomplish.
Thank you for your post. I am ALL IN, ALL the way. This is no longer our country that we grew up in, says Rush.
Newtsters are in for the haul—all the way to the convention.
What Newt is not doing is now because evidently the backer is on the wing and has no money to buy a venue for his voice.
Newt is the one-and-only bad boy up for the job ahead, and he will be the Old Man and the Sea, leading us out of this whether in office, or out, by book or by appearance.
IF we can get him to convention, it will be most interesting what he will drop on the American people, because I believe he knows what’s coming. He will support whom he is forced to support, just like us, but given that the USA is quite done without him as president, nothing will else will change the course of events. Communists have institutionalized the nation already in Marxism.
I like the peace Newt radiates. He is personally quite reconciled I believe, and that makes for a contentment no one can take away from him, or us.
I wanted you to know that I back what you said. Sorry.
Santorum the RINO
Rita drop the sauce. Santorum is not a RINO. I hope he is our next President just to piss you off and make you drink even more.
Call me when this doesn’t define a RINO, baby, .......
Posted by Newt Gingrich (Diary)
Monday, March 19th at 8:33PM EDT
From the diaries. . .
Rick Santorum makes an excellent point that past performance really does indicate future results. I completely agreebut not just in Mitt Romneys case. Rick Santorum became the third-highest ranking Republican in the Senate in 2001 at a time when Republicans inherited balanced budgets, surpluses, and conservative, pro-life majorities. Senator Santorum and his big spending GOP allies proceeded to squander this inheritance.
The leadership of the Rick Santorum Republicans proved disastrous:
The Rick Santorum Republicans never passed a single balanced budget, after inheriting balanced budgets and record surpluses. They racked up $1.7 trillion in deficits and increased the average number of earmarks by almost 500 percent. The Senator even voted for the Bridge to Nowhere.
The Rick Santorum Republicans increased the national debt by 12 percent and voted to raise the debt ceiling five times to accommodate iteven while dealing with a president of their own party.
The Senator voted with Democrats and Big Labor to defeat the National Right to Work Act of 1995. He justifies this vote saying he was representing Pennsylvania where forced unionization is the law but today, PA Senator Toomey is cosponsoring nearly identical legislation.
The Senator voted with Democrats and Big Labor repeatedly to protect Davis-Bacon legislation, an old law on the books that requires the federal government to pay more to its contractors. He was so wedded to big labor that he even voted against waiving Davis-Bacon in times of emergency. By voting to protect Davis-Bacon, the Senator cost taxpayers many millions in higher taxes, deficits, and national debt.
The Senator sponsored the Santorum Amendment to raise the Minimum Wage 21.4%. He supported Ted Kennedys proposed hike in the Minimum Wage. And, in a 2006 campaign commercial, he bragged about his support for a higher Minimum Wage.
The Rick Santorum Republicans abandoned their principles, resulting in the worst electoral defeat for Republicans since Watergate and the loss of GOP Congressional majorities in both the House and Senate. This left Congress in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. And in destroying the Republican brand of balanced budgets and spending control, the Rick Santorum Republican failure gave us Barack Obama in 2008.
This is not a record of leadership to be proud of, and in 2006 it resulted in a catastrophic 18-point defeat. I fear it would do so again in the fall of 2012 if he were the nominee.
Unlike Senator Santorum, I did not go to Washington seeing politics as a team sport. Instead, I set out to change the game, and was willing to fight the forces of the establishment within the Republican Party to do so. The result was the first GOP majority in 40 years and the largest increase in pro-life votes in House of Representatives history. When I was Speaker, we balanced the budget for the first time since the 1920s and it stayed balanced for four straight years. We reformed welfare, lifting millions of Americans from poverty. We passed the biggest capital gains tax cut in history, helping create 11 million jobs. And we did it all while paying down the national debt by $400 billion.
If you agree with Senator Santorum that past performance really does indicate future results, it means theres only one candidate in this race who can offer the change our country desperately needs.
Newt bashing Santorum. How surprising. He is so jealous of Santorum since he is actually getting the attention. Of course Newt is going to bash Santorum since he thinks he wants to be President. Problem is he is the only one who believes that he should be President.....oh and another 12 percent of America.
Let’s see here. Our choices are a left wing liberal, a union hack, a nut job, and Newt Gingrich who is experienced in success and leadership. I will stick with Newt on this win or lose.
What is surprising is that Rick has nothing to say— no plan, no agenda but for the barking and theatrics, left with parroting Newt for his material. Have you noticed?
Newt is more inclined to be stunned by the voters than with Santorum, but doubt you could sell the “jealous” thing if you wore it on a kite launched from your nose. But, that’s just my opinion.
Seriously? Romney? An Obama identical twin? The idiot that gave us ObamaCare through his RomneyCare? You want that liberal to win?
Napscoordinator, boy did you just say something profound. The country is in the mess it’s in because only 12% of the people are thinking. This is the answer to the country’s problems.
There are only three ways this nomination process plays out:
1: Romney has enough delegates to win.
2: Romney, Santorum and Gingrich split the delegates so nobody has enough to win on the first ballot. Gingrich throws his delegates to Romney or Santorum, thus playing kingmaker and getting a plum job.
3: Nobody drops out and we go to a brokered convention. Then, anything is possible but it is far more likely the convention would rally behind a nominee who didn't run at all rather than the candidate who came in third and won only two states.
I don't want to see Romney get the nomination any more than you do but he has a 100% chance in the first scenario, a 50% chance in the second scenario and as good a chance as anyone in the third scenario.
Newt, on the other hand, has a 0% chance in the first scenario, a 2% chance in the second scenario (if Santorum throws his delegates to Newt, but why would he?) and as good a chance as any in third scenario but really about as likely as Ron Paul has to become the nominee.
It sounds like there are a lot of people on FR who seem totally ignorant about how nearly impossible it is for Newt to get the nomination after losing Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. He has a two-state constituency while Romney and Santorum have each won states across the U.S.
Hate to break it to you but it isn't going to be Newt.
Outside of Georgia and South Carolina Newt looks like an all too stoppable force ...
I so hope you are right!
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