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Gingrich compares Romney, Perry to 'kids,' plays up econ. ideas
CNN Political Ticker ^ | October 25, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis

Posted on 10/25/2011 4:52:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - On Monday, the only history professor running for president offered stern lectures on economic policy, against President Obama - and even attempted to school Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

"I literally felt like, the other night, I was the recess monitor on the playground, watching these two kids," Newt Gingrich said at a town hall in Davenport, Iowa. The former House speaker was referencing the bitter back-and-forth between the former Massachusetts governor and current Texas governor at last week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference.

Gingrich also warned "that bickering is not going to be the road to the White House," adding, "There's nothing wrong with policy debates...Policy dialogue, handled with civility, is exactly what politics should be."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: adult; america4individuals; gingrich; gopprimary; newt; newtgingrich; nomorerinos; perrycare; rinogingrich; rinoperry; rinoromney; rinoseverywhere; romneycare
"There's nothing wrong with policy debates...Policy dialogue, handled with civility, is exactly what politics should be."

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NEWT: "WE DO AGREE OUR COUNTRY MUST TAKE ACTION TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE!"

1 posted on 10/25/2011 4:52:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt’s right: Romney is Eddie Haskell and Perry is Lumpy Rutherford.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 4:55:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: All
Cain and Gingrich agree to Lincoln-Douglas style debate in The Woodlands "The two Georgians seeking the Republican nomination for president have accepted an invitation from the Texas Patriots PAC to meet in The Woodlands [north of Houston] on Nov. 5 for a free-wheeling and moderator-free debate on the major issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.

The two participants — former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — have gained ground in the polls following their performance in the first eight debates of the GOP campaign season. But Gingrich in particular has been critical of what he considers “gotcha” questions from reporters and the nasty tone of the most recent debate in Las Vegas." [snip]

3 posted on 10/25/2011 4:56:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I believe it is fundamentally immoral for a society to say to somebody: 'If you work hard, you save, you're frugal, you do the right things, we have the right to take half of it away from you to give to people who didn't spend their lifetime doing what you did,'" Gingrich said.

I've just never bought into the idea that Washington knows how to spend my money better than I do.

4 posted on 10/25/2011 4:59:34 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich is a big surprise.

He tied winning the last two debates with Mr. Cain.


5 posted on 10/25/2011 5:00:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My guess is that the quote has absolutely nothing to do with the picture. My guess is that, like a lot of other responsible people, Newt has changed his position on global warming. Indeed, if you look on YouTube, you can find clips where he says the opposite.

6 posted on 10/25/2011 5:03:28 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Once we realize that every candidate running is a politician with an angle and not one of them is a true outsider (the closest being Perry). We can get back to picking the best one to beat Obama.

Newt is awesome in debates and has decided to be the "statesman" candidate. Good plan by him. Plus he doggedly goes after Obama.

Perry still has the stats and the story.

Cain has the charm if he can keep convincing people he is an outsider.

Mitt has the "electability" factor.

Time to have Cain/Newt/Perry and Mitt sit down and hash this thing out.

7 posted on 10/25/2011 5:04:59 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt supports “limited amnesty” and is global warming nut.

Enough for me. Maybe he can be jose perry’s sidekick and run for pres of mexico.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 5:08:20 AM PDT by heiss (heartless)
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To: miss marmelstein
And, Cain is a complete screw up.
9 posted on 10/25/2011 5:08:20 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt supports “limited amnesty” and is global warming nut.

Enough for me. Maybe he can be jose perry’s sidekick and run for pres of mexico.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT by heiss (heartless)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe instead of you bashing Newt for something stupid he did years ago, you could instead get after Perry for all of the stupid things he has said recently.

Newt has been the best debate performer so far. There is a reason he and Cain have agreed to a one-on-one debate - to eliminate the stupid moderators and the not-ready-for-prime-time Republicans.

It's basically down to Cain or Newt to me at this point. Perry showed he isn's prepared, dittoes for Bachmann, Santorum is a weasel, and Romney was never an option.

11 posted on 10/25/2011 5:09:47 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: normy

Perry’s no outsider!

Mr. TTC/Gardasil/amnesty is for sale for anyone, and that includes the globalist GOP Establishment. In fact, he’s their backup candidate to Romney this year, making him the #2 insider of the group.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 5:10:12 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I cannot stand Gingrich, but he will eat Herman’s lunch.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 5:11:18 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: econjack
Even when Newt was posing with Pelosi on that loveseat, he said he thought climate change was happening, just that he wasn't sure if it was human-caused. And at that time, there was significant warming in the Arctic, which appears to have halted since.

So I don't see Newt doing a major flip-flop here. His major act of stupidity was posing with Pelosi in the first place.

14 posted on 10/25/2011 5:12:14 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cain is a pure capitalist and a motivational speaker. It's what he does and he's good at it. In other words, Cain's just winging it.(Telling you want you want to hear.)

But Newt has political experience, common sense, knows politics inside and out and can put Cain in his place.

I went back to the $1 mill for an anti abortion campaign by Cain...the press makes it sound like it came out of his pocket when in fact, it came from a Cain PAC and was successful (according to Donna Brazille) in putting a few more voters in Cain's pocket.

15 posted on 10/25/2011 5:15:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At the rate Perry is going, CW, you’re going to have to be attacking all of the other GOP candidates, because all of them are going to be ahead of Perry in the polls.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 5:16:08 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt illustrates why even in a football stadium, there is no room for another ego.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 5:34:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: econjack

That picture is from the ad that Gingrich and Pelosi made together for Al Gore’s climate change group.

So yes, the caption goes with the picture.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/12/gingrich-feels-heat-global-warming-ad-pelosi/


18 posted on 10/25/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 9YearLurker
As governor he is more outside Washington than a 3 year lobbyist who helped run failed Presidential campaigns.

I think we may have a different opinion here of what "outsider" means.

My thoughts of "outsider" is someone who isn't ingratiated into Washington.

Guardisil and the TTC have nothing to do with being and outsider to Washington and this amnesty crap is just bull that keeps getting pounded over and over.

19 posted on 10/25/2011 5:37:24 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And the PerryKrishnas continue to pretend their candidate isn't flaming out and has no chance of winning.

He needs to drop out before he embarrasses himself (and conservatives) any further.

20 posted on 10/25/2011 5:42:46 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: thackney
I still think he realizes that was a mistake, as suggested by the following snip from an interview:

WESTCOTT: Mr. Speaker, we only have about 10 seconds left. I just want to ask you a question from our Facebook fan page. Do you regret that — doing that global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi?

GINGRICH: Oh, sure. Look, I was, I was trying to make a point that we shouldn’t be afraid to debate the Left, even on the environment, that was obviously misconstrued, and that’s one of the things I probably wouldn’t do again.

21 posted on 10/25/2011 5:43:49 AM PDT by econjack
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To: dirtboy
because all of them are going to be ahead of Perry in the polls.

Is Perry third or fourth now?

22 posted on 10/25/2011 5:44:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: econjack
That seems to be a change of opinion, only because he is now running for president and catching heat for it.

- - - - - -

Gingrich: I still agree with Pelosi commercial
http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/26/gingrich-regrets-his-2008-climate-ad-with-pelosi-conservatives-still-not-amused/
Monday, January 24, 2011

The Charleston Post and Courier's assistant editor, Frank Wooten, talks about Newt Gingrich's recent visit to the newspaper — when the conversation veered to Newt's famous, environmentally-themed commercial with Nancy Pelosi.

Gingrich told us Friday: “I meant exactly what I said in that commercial.”

23 posted on 10/25/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Plagarist!

Palin: Let me confess too that, we're four hours behind you guys in time zones so when the debates started, a couple of minutes into the debate, my kids started walking through the door after school and after playdates and they're kinda griping and bickering amongst each other and then the debate in my other ear the candidates are up there bickering and fighting amongst each other and I honestly for a minute or two didn't know which group should I be listening to and which group was making more sense. Thankfully, the candidates calmed down

http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/sarah-palin-chides-vegas-gop-presidenti

24 posted on 10/25/2011 5:51:45 AM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
With Perry dead last and sinking in the polls, your only hope is to lower the real conservatives numbers. LOL, does not seem to be working, Cain is beating Perry in Texas, LOL
25 posted on 10/25/2011 5:52:00 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: normy

So a governor is by definition an outsider? Like I suppose Rockefeller would have been in NY.

Gardasil is short-hand for Perry’s millions and millions of special interest deals, the TTC was the ultimate global government land and rights grab, and amnesty will be the end of conservative majorities in this country.

Gov. Goodhair is the chair of the Republican Governors Association, and if you think the GOP Establishment would prefer Cain to Perry as a candidate, you’re fooling yourself.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 5:52:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Coldwater Creek

Rather than bashing one candidate or another, how about saying why your candidate should be the nominee. I want to see the IRS eliminated and 999 is a good way to start. There are 3 candidates I would like to vote for but only Cain has a chance.

Now why should I vote for your candidate?

Pray for America


27 posted on 10/25/2011 5:54:29 AM PDT by bray (Join the Cain Mutiny, tell the IRS 9-9-9!)
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To: org.whodat
With Perry dead last and sinking in the polls

What poll shows Perry last? Or are you just making stuff up again?

28 posted on 10/25/2011 5:54:42 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: econjack
Newt Gingrich Disproves Al Gore's Global Warming 'Facts'

Newt Battles Rep Waxman (D) On Global Warming

29 posted on 10/25/2011 5:56:50 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: thackney
Gingrich told us Friday: “I meant exactly what I said in that commercial.”

The narrative for the commercial is as follows:

PELOSI: Hi! I’m Nancy Pelosi, life-long Democrat and Speaker of the House.

GINGRICH: And I’m Newt Gingrich, life-long Republican and I used to be Speaker of the House.

PELOSI: We don’t always see eye to eye, do we Newt?

GINGRICH: No, but we do agree: our country must take action to address climate change.

PELOSI: We need cleaner forms of energy, and we need them fast.

GINGRICH: If enough of us demand action from our leaders, we can spark the innovation we need.

PELOSI: Go to WeCanSolveIt.org. Together, we can do this.

I don't mind that he wants clean energy...so do I. However, he has pointed out elsewhere that cap-and-trade, bans on drilling, and other Dem-backed plans are not the right way to go. I agree with him on that.

30 posted on 10/25/2011 5:57:14 AM PDT by econjack
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To: 9YearLurker
Or Sarah Palin or Scott Walker. Governors deal with Washington power grabs all the time.

Just being a Governor doesn't make you an outsider obviously it just gives you the perspective from the outside.

31 posted on 10/25/2011 5:58:14 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: econjack

“our country must take action to address climate change”

I would like him to clarify what action to address what change he wants.

I greatly disagree with that statement, but I am willing to hear what he suggests before I would rule out voting for him. He is among the bottom of the GOP candidates I would consider voting for.


32 posted on 10/25/2011 6:02:04 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: normy

Palin obviously truly is an outsider, while Goodhair’s an insider. Can you not see that?

And the perspective of an outsider comes far more to someone who hasn’t been a career pol—which of course Perry has been.


33 posted on 10/25/2011 6:07:57 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Diogenesis

“Newt Gingrich is a big surprise.”

Yep. I couldn’t believe when he admitted to being the mastermind of Romneycare.


34 posted on 10/25/2011 6:08:23 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: econjack

The problem with Newt is the same one Romney has. He will say anything to get elected and has no core principles. I think he is sleazy.


35 posted on 10/25/2011 6:14:44 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 9YearLurker
As a Texan, I watched the Washington GOP insider's campaign against Rick Perry and for his opponent in his last governor's race.

Rick Perry is not part of that crowd; many of those insiders actively work against him. I do agree he is a long-term politician with lots of Texas connections.

36 posted on 10/25/2011 6:26:07 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Your guy may not be invited to any more debates considering his single digit poll numbers.

So your plan, along with Mrs. C. is to tear down all of the real conservatives in the race. I’m beginning to think you perrywinkles are just nuts.


37 posted on 10/25/2011 6:48:07 AM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Herman Cain 2012..get on the CAIN train! Content of Character, that's the ticket!)
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To: thackney

He was up against KBH.

Last go round, Romney was an outsider too. All things are relative in this game—and in the Establishment backing. Would they prefer and do they want Romney? Absolutely. But after that, Perry is their second choice, someone they can “work” with.


38 posted on 10/25/2011 6:49:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Carl from Marietta
I don't recall saying who's my GUY/GAL.
39 posted on 10/25/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: bray
At this point I haven’t made a firm decision as to who I will vote for in the primaries. I HAVE decided that I will vote for the Republican nominee period.
40 posted on 10/25/2011 6:55:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 9YearLurker
All things are relative in this game—and in the Establishment backing.

True.

someone they can “work” with.

Perry has a record of using the Veto power extensively in Texas. I know he is willing to stand against the legislature when he want to do so.

I am not as sure Cain is as willing to do the same.

41 posted on 10/25/2011 7:11:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 9YearLurker

For your info:

Hey, Texplainer: Just how often does Perry put his veto pen to paper?
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/texplainer-how-often-does-perry-veto-bills/
6/13/2011

In 2001, his first term as governor, he set a record with the most bills vetoed in a single session. That year, Perry vetoed 82 bills and signed 1,913 bills. So far, that’s still the record.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 7:14:33 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

The issue with a GOP president and Congress isn’t the use of veto power as much as not leading the legislative lapdogs down the “I’ll impose any mandate to maybe save a life”, big-government, pro-amnesty path.


43 posted on 10/25/2011 7:33:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Coldwater Creek

Then you don’t have the right to bash anybody. It is pure cowardice to sit back and bash candidates who have stood up when you won’t.

I have not decided if I will vote for the nominee if it is a Rino.

Pray for America


44 posted on 10/25/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT by bray (Join the Cain Mutiny, tell the IRS 9-9-9!)
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To: bray
If you can't even decide if you are going to vote at all, and insure Obama a second term, don't call me a coward.
45 posted on 10/25/2011 8:33:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cain and Gingrich agree to Lincoln-Douglas style debate in The Woodlands "The two Georgians seeking the Republican nomination for president have accepted an invitation from the Texas Patriots PAC to meet in The Woodlands [north of Houston] on Nov. 5 for a free-wheeling and moderator-free debate on the major issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.

Would love to attend, but will have to settle for watching on TV or the internet.

Interesting that so far Perry and Romney have refused a similar debate with each other, but am definitely looking forward to seeing Cain and Gingrich debate in this format.
46 posted on 10/25/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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