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Gingrich ‘a delusional loser’ says ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mike Barnicle (civility alert!!)
Daily Caller ^ | 5/12/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:28 AM PDT by markomalley

Remember earlier this year when civil discourse was en vogue in the wake of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting in Tucson? That theme has eroded somewhat over the past several months.

On Thursday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski asked her co-host Mike Barnicle if former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s run would “reignite hope” for the Republican Party. And that led Barnicle, the once-accused plagiarist who resigned his position at the Boston Globe in the wake of those charges, to go off a diatribe about the former House Speaker.

“Well, they better hope not,” Barnicle said. “He is a delusional loser with an intellectual chip on his shoulder. That might be his biggest handicap in terms of the public. He has this habit, this way of prattling on about all of the ideas, all of the new ideas that he comes up with for our political system. And it’s because probably he went to like East Overshoe College or something and wants to prove that he’s smarter than anybody from the Northeast – from Harvard. He is just ridiculous. This is ridiculous. His candidacy is a joke.”

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1 posted on 05/12/2011 6:37:35 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’d take Gingrich over the delusional loser we have in the white house right now.

I won’t vote for Newt in the primary, but he would have my vote (and some of my money) in the general election against The Delusional Loser in Chief.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 6:39:20 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: markomalley
Newt isn't delusional. He knows he doesn't have a prayer. He can make money for himself and his buds with federal campaign dollars, however, so that's what he's doing.

You use what you got.

3 posted on 05/12/2011 6:39:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: markomalley

“...an intellectual chip on his shoulder.”

Say what you want about Newt, but he probably craps out daily more than these half-wits EVER knew in their lives


4 posted on 05/12/2011 6:40:11 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: markomalley

Blind squirrels, broken clocks, and Mike Barnicle.....


5 posted on 05/12/2011 6:41:33 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: markomalley

I wonder who Barnicle stole that phrase from.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 6:42:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: markomalley

Will Newt let us see his grades?


7 posted on 05/12/2011 6:44:29 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Tulane

I like Newt...in small doses when he talks about the grand scheme of things, which is where he really excels. The details bore him. I’d vote for him and support him in the general with no hesitation but I’m holding out for a non-politician in the primary. Cain looks really good to me right now and I’m still open to Trump.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:49 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: markomalley

Barnicle is really low class. I will NEVER forget when he compared Condaleeza Rice to a DMV employee. An incredibly racist, vile thing to say.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: pgkdan

Newt is a very bright guy but he’s not going to be the nominee and he knows it.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 6:52:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
“Newt isn't delusional. He knows he doesn't have a prayer. He can make money for himself and his buds with federal campaign dollars, however, so that's what he's doing.

You use what you got. “

Doesn't have a prayer? Not sure where you get that Idea. Give it just a couple weeks and he will be the clear front runner. His announcement just put Michelle B. and Palin out. I don't think either will run now. Mitt can't escape RomneyCare, he's married to it and it's a deal breaker.
The rest of the field just doesn't't have the name recognition to compete against Newt.

Trump will see the writing on the wall and drop out early if he even gets in which I doubt he actually will.

I will go on record now. Newt will be the Republican nominee.

11 posted on 05/12/2011 6:52:36 AM PDT by precisionshootist (Donald Trump Is a Patriot first and a businessman second.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Newt is a very bright guy but he’s not going to be the nominee and he knows it.

No I don't believe he will be either but having him in the race will make the debates a lot more interesting and he'll be able to bring issues to the fore that wouldn't otherwise get mentioned. The same role I see Ron Paul playing. John Bolton is another one who would make sure that security issues are front and center.

12 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:05 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: precisionshootist
I will go on record now. Newt will be the Republican nominee.

Then, if that's the case, I will go on the record now. Obama will have a second term.

13 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:48 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: precisionshootist
I will go on record now. Newt will be the Republican nominee.

Don't get out much, do ya?

14 posted on 05/12/2011 6:56:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: precisionshootist

I agree to a point.....he does have an outstanding chance of being the nominee, no doubt about it.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 6:57:04 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“He can make money for himself and his buds with federal campaign dollars, however, so that’s what he’s doing.”

Yep. I once read that if you get over a certain amount of votes you get some sort of paycheck for life.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 6:57:11 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: markomalley

Did Mike Barnicle PLAGIARIZE that thought too? Just asking.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 6:57:42 AM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: markomalley

“And it’s because probably he went to like East Overshoe College or something and wants to prove that he’s smarter than anybody from the Northeast – from Harvard.”

This is somewhat amusing in that there are few places on earth that have more of an ‘intellectual’ / ‘academic’ chip on the shoulder than Boston and much of the elitist Northeast. The above quote from Barnacle underscores this.

There are smart people at Harvard, and smart people at U Mass, and smart people at Southern Illinois University, and smart people who never went to college. Further, because of the penchant of elite (often synonymous with elitist) Northeast universities to try to appear progressive and cast themselves as engineers of social justice, they often select people who aren’t that academically stellar but who fit into other boxes.

That said, coming from a recognized Northeast university is in no way documentation that you are exceptionally smart or knowledgeable. When you combine that with arrogance, which is exactly what Barnacle was exemplifying, you have a great recipe for self-perpetuated blind stupidity.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 6:58:36 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: precisionshootist

“I will go on record now. Newt will be the Republican nominee.”

I sure hope you’re wrong. Newt sucks, big time. I love the “I cheated on my wife for the good of the country” spiel. He sure has a pretty high opinion of himself.


19 posted on 05/12/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Tulane

Barnicle exemplifies the old expression, “Takes one to know one”.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 7:03:54 AM PDT by golf lover
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To: Tulane

Barnicle exemplifies the old expression, “Takes one to know one”.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 7:03:59 AM PDT by golf lover
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I will go on record now. Newt will be the Republican nominee.

Don’t get out much, do ya? “

Ok let’s here your prediction. Who do you think and why?


22 posted on 05/12/2011 7:04:50 AM PDT by precisionshootist (Donald Trump Is a Patriot first and a businessman second.)
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To: precisionshootist
For all the "Palin is unelectable" drones, the very fact that state-run media obsesses over her tells you who they fear.

You gotta ask yourself: "Why are they so afraid of her?"

The answer, of course, is because they know that she is eminently electable, and that her election would mark the beginning of the end of their authoritarian-socialist dreams.

ineluctable

23 posted on 05/12/2011 7:06:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I do like Palin but first step is to announce and get in the race. She can’t win if she’s not in and my feeling now is that she will not run. I don’t think she even wants to run. She seems to be happy as a player in the party and helping others get elected. I could be wrong but on a personal level I think she’s done with public office.

The one thing about Palin and Bachmann is that they both know we’ve never had a woman as president. Hillary was as close as we’ve come and she was easily knocked out by Obama who NO ONE in either party including his own camp thought he actually had a chance.

The voters just tried out the “first black president”. I would be worried they are done experimenting.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 7:20:32 AM PDT by precisionshootist (Donald Trump Is a Patriot first and a businessman second.)
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To: markomalley

Yes, Gingrich is a very smart guy and would undoubtedly be a great improvement over Obama. But the sad fact is just about no one likes him. He has zero charisma, and he’s not likely to acquire any in the near future. He would be great as an advisor, but I’d guess that’s something he doesn’t want.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 7:21:25 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: precisionshootist
I do like Palin but first step is to announce and get in the race.

Since you know so much about political strategy, perhaps you should run.

Nobody has declared because they all know it's hers if she wants it. Since it is hers, she can bide her time.

The longer she waits, the shorter the window of opportunity for state-run media and their ape-shit attacks on her and her family.

26 posted on 05/12/2011 7:26:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: driftless2

op·por·tun·ist (pr-tnst, -ty-)
n.

One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.


27 posted on 05/12/2011 7:27:59 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: driftless2

I disagree, Newt brings many good ideas to the race and he is a smart guy, he will elevate the conversation and has, already, challenged Obama on many issue that other people will not or have not, brought up. I still like Reagan’s advice about not knocking our own, stop the nasties and start listening to common sense, Newt has much to offer and I will wait to see how he does. I haven’t decided who the best candidate is but I am not closed-minded and childish. Let’s support all our candidates, listen to their ideas and then support whomever we believe will represent our conservative ideals. Fortunately, we have many, many great candidates out there, from Palin to Romney and Paul to Bachman and even the outspoken Trump.


28 posted on 05/12/2011 7:33:49 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Nobody has declared because they all know it’s hers if she wants it. Since it is hers, she can bide her time. “

You must have missed it. Newt has announced he is a candidate for President of the United States. No exploratory committee. He’s in and running. So no it’s not “hers” by any means. So bottom line, she’s not in and my opinion is I don’t think she will run.

As far as me running. I will not be a candidate for president in 2012. Hopefully that will end all the rumors. LOL !


29 posted on 05/12/2011 7:34:34 AM PDT by precisionshootist (Donald Trump Is a Patriot first and a businessman second.)
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To: precisionshootist
You must have missed it. Newt has announced he is a candidate for President of the United States.

You have a short attention span, don't you?

Newt had his chance in 1994, and pissed it away.

He is damaged goods, just like Mittens.

Nothing is going to change that.

People have memories, and memories of Newt are very painful.

30 posted on 05/12/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: precisionshootist

Newt will be the Republican nominee

... yeah, that’s cause he’s such a conservative sitting on the greenie couch with SanFranNan Pelousy! NWO Newt is the last choice for conservatives and would only be a little better than 0baMao...

ymmv


31 posted on 05/12/2011 7:38:20 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: markomalley

Minka was practically laughing.

she should just stick to wearing tight sweaters and not talking.


32 posted on 05/12/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Gingrich ‘a delusional loser’ says ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mike Barnicle

Hum. Is that an original thought from Barnicle, or did he copy it from someone else?

And how ironic for Barnicle to be calling anyone a loser.

33 posted on 05/12/2011 7:41:28 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: precisionshootist

Smart assessment. I have had my issues with Newt and so have my friends but my best friend and I were just discussing yesterday we might kiss and make up with Newt. Say what you will he is the smartest guy in the room, he is a Constitutionalist and a Constitutional expert. He also has some extremely good ideas about job creation and he’s willing to drill. I think he’s probably over global warming and I guess I can forget about Dede Scuzzafuva and move forward.

If you saw Newt on Hannity last night he was pretty energized and he was detailed on the things he would do right off the bat. I like the idea that he will post Executive Orders in advance of taking office. Once the debates start Newt will shine as always and a lot of the folks here on FR who are saying “no way” will be getting on board. We need a winner. BHO has got to go.

Does anybody really want TPaw, Mitt, Mitch or Santorum?


34 posted on 05/12/2011 7:44:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“You have a short attention span, don’t you?”

Well a short attention span is better than no attention span.

You said the reason no one had declared is that the nomination is Palins if she wants it. That’s just factually wrong. Now pay attention. Newt Gingrich has Officially announced he IS a candidate for 2012. Sarah has not announced to my knowledge and at this point, like her or not , I don’t think she’s going to run.

This race is currently between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.


35 posted on 05/12/2011 7:47:29 AM PDT by precisionshootist (Donald Trump Is a Patriot first and a businessman second.)
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To: markomalley
“Well, they better hope not,” Barnicle said. “He is a delusional loser with an intellectual chip on his shoulder. That might be his biggest handicap in terms of the public. He has this habit, this way of prattling on about all of the ideas, all of the new ideas that he comes up with for our political system. And it’s because probably he went to like East Overshoe College or something and wants to prove that he’s smarter than anybody from the Northeast – from Harvard. He is just ridiculous. This is ridiculous. His candidacy is a joke.”

Barnicle is exactly correct. Accuracy trumps "civility."

36 posted on 05/12/2011 7:49:54 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: precisionshootist
Now pay attention. Newt Gingrich has Officially announced he IS a candidate for 2012.

So am I.

It has the same amount of importance.

Now go get your Newt kneepads on and service him.

37 posted on 05/12/2011 7:50:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: Rockiette

The fact is Gingrich has been around a long time and engenders practically no enthusiasm from anybody. Some candidates inspire. Reagan, to pick the best example, got many conservatives juices flowing. I’d love to have voted for Barry Goldwater. But Gingrich inspires practically nobody. That’s the sad facts. I like Sarah Palin, but it’s not like it has to be her or I’m not voting. Just saying Newt has a high unlikability quotient and a bland personality that is working against him. A lot of people don’t like Palin, but there a lot of people who will work very hard to get her elected. I doubt the same can be said for Newt.


38 posted on 05/12/2011 7:51:09 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Your 8th-grade style is not helping your case, son. Grow up.


39 posted on 05/12/2011 7:54:20 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: ElectionInspector

Newt will be the Republican nominee

... yeah, that’s cause he’s such a conservative sitting on the greenie couch with SanFranNan Pelousy! NWO Newt is the last choice for conservatives and would only be a little better than 0baMao...

ymmv”

Clearly a negative image but not a deal breaker. He will have a chance to answer if this comes up. He will say Nancy Pelosi’s policies are completely wrong and destructive, which is the correct answer.

Even Bush was seen with Ted Kennedy. It does NOT mean he agreed with the swimmer.

40 posted on 05/12/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: pgkdan

His 2nd and 3rd marriage sealed his fate.


41 posted on 05/12/2011 8:02:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: r9etb
Your 8th-grade style is not helping your case, son. Grow up.

I have no case.

If you choose to believe that Newt is a viable candidate, that's your problem.

42 posted on 05/12/2011 8:07:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I have no case.

So you make a fool of yourself for no good reason.... fine.

If you choose to believe that Newt is a viable candidate, that's your problem.

As noted above, I think Barnicle was exactly correct. So you have even less of a case, if that's possible.

I was merely noting that you're acting like an idiot, and I suggested that it does not make you look good.

43 posted on 05/12/2011 8:19:34 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb
I was merely noting that you're acting like an idiot, and I suggested that it does not make you look good.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to give me the benefit of your whatever.

44 posted on 05/12/2011 8:21:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The multiple marriages are not a dealbreaker. (glass houses and all that)

We just have too many people who know how to walk on water when it comes to the own personal purity.


45 posted on 05/12/2011 9:02:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Uncle Ike

Just shows what a loser Barnicle is!!!


46 posted on 05/12/2011 9:49:47 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Barnicle projecting again?


47 posted on 05/12/2011 10:06:44 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Baynative

That picture and the Scozzafava incident in NY seal his fate.


48 posted on 05/12/2011 10:10:33 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Now pay attention. Newt Gingrich has Officially announced he IS a candidate for 2012.

Now pay attention.

Newt is a limp-wristed RINO.

Gingrich Feels the Heat for Appearing in Global Warming Ad With Pelosi

Guess where he stands on cap-and-tax?

We might as well vote for Obama.

49 posted on 05/12/2011 7:11:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: markomalley
Gingrich ‘a delusional loser’ says ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mike Barnicle

The most depressing thing that has happened to me today is that I realise that I agree with Mike Barnicle about something.

50 posted on 06/13/2011 7:01:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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