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(Vanity) Rush Limbaugh & EIB-Proxy Mark Stein : Why savagely pro-Santorum and anti-Newt Gingrich ?
http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-03-01 | Patton@Bastogne, Free Republic Member since 1998

Posted on 03/01/2012 9:11:00 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne

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Let's start with this news quote posted at Free Republic today (Thursday, 2012-03-01) coming from the Rick Santorum Campaign:

Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race.




First, I'm a Newt Gingrich guy (Rush) ...

Second ... "if" I was a Rick Santorum, that (above) remark by a key Santorum strategist would scare the "daylights" out of me ...

Why ?

It is "clearly" delusional thinking ...

That's a "very bad" way to run a campaign ... very bad, indeed ...

"If" Rick Santorum goes to sleep every night ... with his final prayer being ... "Please convince Newt to drop-Out" ...

Rick Santorum is "clearly" delusional ...

BUT will Rush Limbaugh have the COURAGE to call Santorum on this ?




Newt Gingrich has many detractors ... but almost "all" of them KNOW that Newt's going to FIGHT LIKE HELL all the way to the Tampa GOP Convention ...

Newt will fight ... like Patton crossing Germany in the Fall of 1944 ...

If Nancy Pelosi KNOWS it ... so should "Little Ricky Santorum" ...





I guess Thursday's question is:

Will Rush Limbaugh discuss this point today ?




A couple of days ago Rush Limbaugh spent a long monologue (sp) stressing that "Rush lives in Realityville" ...

What would Rush Limbaugh say about a key Santorum Campaign Staffer (publicly) hoping that Newt Gingrich drops-out of the race ?

What "should" Rush Limbaugh say ?

Rush should kick Rick Santorum's XXXXX publicly ... with EXTREME PREJUDICE ... for that absolutely stupid remark ...

Period.



"What will we hear next from Santorum's Campaign ?" Rush would (should) ask ...

A) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" a Moslem ?

B) That Barrack Obama should admit that U.S. unemployment is "really" 15-17 percent ?

C) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" NOT a genuine U.S. citizen ?

D) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" a freakin' racist ?




We've all heard Rush Limbaugh ... and that Rush-Alter-Ego (formerly respected) IDIOT ... Mark Stein ...

"SAVAGELY" attack Newt Gingrich ...



And we all know ... for a FACT that Rush Limbaugh would FIRE Mark Stein in a "New York Minute" if Rush felt that Mark Stein had crossed the magic line ...

The FACT is that Rush Limbaugh knowing invited (and re-invited several times) Mark Stein to the Golden EIB microphone ...

with the SINGULAR INTENT of Character Assassination against Newt Gingrich.

Did Mark Stein "savagely" attack anyone else ?

Nope.




And that's why ... after enjoying listening to Rush Limbaugh for ten-plus years ... I'm gradually weaning myself from his "agenda" and "show" ...




So where will Rush Limbaugh be today ?

Carrying MORE WATER for "Little Ricky Santorum" ?

"Explaining Away" what "Little Ricky Santorum" REALLY was trying to say ?

Give me a break ...




Anyway ... the Santorum Campaign really needs to stop making these "stupid" mistakes ... they are killing him ... politically ...

And Rush Limbaugh AND Mark Stein should just admit that's they're in the tank ... and in political bed with ... Ricky Santorum ... and the rest of the GOP E-RINO elite ...



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1 posted on 03/01/2012 9:11:10 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Patton@Bastogne

In the case of Steyn, it is genuine. Steyn really has contempt for Gingrich. I don’t think Steyn likes any of the remaining candidates, but is willing to consider Santorum as least objectionable.

Sometimes, someone rubs somebody else the wrong way. Newt Gingrich rubs Steyn the wrong way, and Steyn has had no difficulty making his case against Gingrich.

For my part I see good in both Newt and Rick, and could happily support either (leaning towards Santorum). I have nothing bad to say about Newt. I just don’t think that Steyn is carrying water for anyone.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 9:18:06 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Feel better now?


3 posted on 03/01/2012 9:18:42 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Feel better now?


4 posted on 03/01/2012 9:18:50 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Feel better now?


5 posted on 03/01/2012 9:19:13 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Patton@Bastogne

First, his name is Mark Steyn. I am sure that Rush Limbaugh has no advance notice of what his guest hosts will talk about.

Rush is certainly not rooting for Santorum, he is rooting for conservatism. Rush knows how very, very unlikely it is for Rick Santorum to get the nomination. It is, and has been for some time, a Romney-Gingrich race.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

limbaugh is, and has always been, for Romney. Anyone who doesn’t know that, doesn’t know limbaugh.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 9:21:38 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Why so savagely pro Santorum and anti Newt?

Probably the for same reason so many of us are as well:

It also helps that not only has Santorum never sucked up to Nancy, but that he calls global warming a hoax.

8 posted on 03/01/2012 9:22:34 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I’ll let FReepers do the talking on just one issue and we’ll ignore things like his continued support of ethanol subsidies.

Gingrich ‘Deeply Upset’ That Scozzafava Endorsed Democrat After He’d Supported Her (ROFL)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2376848/posts

Newt: “I am, however, deeply dissapointed that she has chosen to back Owens over Hoffman.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2376172/posts

Jarrett: Dems want Scozzafava nod (Newt? Newt?)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2375959/posts

Right To Work Prez Calls Out Newt’s Hypocrisy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2375483/posts

Group Calls on Gingrich to Rescind Endorsement of Scozzafava

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2374566/posts

Who Lied to (RINO) Newt Gingrich?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2373633/posts

Newt Gingrich - “King of the RINOs”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2373107/posts

Gingrich: A Vote for Hoffman Is a Vote for Pelosi

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2373068/posts

Farewell To GOP’s Squishy Gingrich Wing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2372160/posts

Are you kidding me?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2372078/posts

Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a ‘purge’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2371959/posts

Newt on Greta talking about Scozzafava

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2371587/posts

Newt Gingrich: Doug Hoffman support a ‘mistake’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2371188/posts


9 posted on 03/01/2012 9:22:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Patton@Bastogne



"Assimilate this" ... Rush and Mark Stein ...


and all of the EIB's (very long) list of Advertisers ...

starting with "Two-If-By-Tea" ... Pro-Flowers ... Carbonite ... etc ...



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Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?


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Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)


Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges




Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA




Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !


Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law


Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis


Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam


Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism


Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups




Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”


Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps


Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate




Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden




Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment


Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline


Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption


Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)




Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King


Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea





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Future President Newt Gingrich includes these promises in his "21st Century Contract with America":



1) Abolish the EPA
2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernanke
3) Actively protect America against Islamic Jihad


4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED
5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED


6) Business Corporate Tax Rate LOWERED to 12-percent
7) Individuals to have FLAT-TAX option at 15-percent


8) Promote U.S. Energy Independence -- DOMESTICALLY


9) Build EFFECTIVE U.S. Border Protection by 2015
10) Illegal Immigrants (especially violent gangs) DEPORTED


11) "English" established as the ONLY official language of the U.S. Government


12) U.S. Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ... RE-INSTATED
13) U.S. Military weapon design-procurement cycle reformed


14) Democratic "Dodd-Frank" Legislation REPEALED
15) Democratic "Sarbanes-Oxley" Legislation REPEALED




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10 posted on 03/01/2012 9:22:48 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

What difference does it make where Rush is today?

It’s up to the american right to pick its candidate, not a radio host.

It’s up to the GOP to present viable conservative candidates, not a radio host.

If we can’t settle on a conservative candidate, then that is the fault of our primary voters and not Rush Limbaugh’s fault.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 9:24:25 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: VinL

BS, dude. I listen to him every day.

Ann Coulter is for Mitt Romney. That’s what it looks like.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 9:26:03 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I am sick of this BS. Rush has said negative things about all of them.

Steyn doesn’t like Newt and doesn’t try to hide it.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 9:30:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Can you correct the spelling of his name in the title?


14 posted on 03/01/2012 9:35:50 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Patton@Bastogne

“Will Rush Limbaugh discuss this point today ?”

Unless I read on FR that he did, I will never know.

I no longer care to listen to that windbag. “Bloody Thursday” was the last straw for me.

Dumping Rush isn’t a bad thing, heck, I am saving money on the deal. ;>)

Did you hear that noise? Oops, I think that was Ricky throwing up again.

GO NEWT GO......

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


15 posted on 03/01/2012 9:36:50 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
So where will Rush Limbaugh be today ?

Florida.

16 posted on 03/01/2012 9:37:15 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Dr. Sivana

Newt has REPEATEDLY stated that Santorum should drop out of the race so he, himself, could take Romney on. It’s only delusional when Santorum says it?


17 posted on 03/01/2012 9:38:13 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery
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18 posted on 03/01/2012 9:42:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dforest

Rush is straddling a multi-dimensional fence - not wanting to endorse any particular candidate. He has to dance pretty fast to maintain this position, but he is showing that his priority is in maintaining a large radio audience by being non-committal.

Newt has created a lot of enemies in Washington and in the establishment media. And that is coming back to him now. He has the ability to overcome it, if he can get his message out. When you really think about how things are in Washington with a group of go-along-to-get-along types, what would be wrong with selecting someone who didn’t need to be everyone’s friend?

I voted for Newt in FL, I expect him to win GA and maybe several other Super Tuesday states, and I hope that he has enough delegates at the convention to be able to make his case there. I see this as analogous to the 1976 convention where Gerald Ford managed to block Reagan, the result of which did great damage to the country for the ensuing Presidential term. Newt will make his stand and the GOP will have to make its decision.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 9:45:23 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: chris37; VinL

You are right. Rush is no Andrew Breitbart, that’s for sure! Andy kicks doors in at any cost and at some definite risk.

Rush stradles fences for personal gain designed to avoid agitating the fewest members of his audience as possible, while still maintaining his self identified “cutting edge”.

I love Rush and his wit. He is a master of articulation, in so far as he is willing to go to advocate. There it ends. At the profit margin.

Steyn and Rush have egos that trump their appreciation for historic IN OFFICE accomplishments of Newt Gingrich, perhaps influenced by the OUT OF OFFICE baggage concerning weird two ex-wives who corraled him for a time.

The DeDe thing is harped about against Newt, a man who still has glass under his finger nails from the distance he crawled through for the Republican Party. She was a fake with an (R), but Newt was lending support to the Party he built and tried to save, and lived to regret that support in this ONE case.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 9:50:09 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
"if" I was a Rick Santorum, that (above) remark by a key Santorum strategist would scare the "daylights" out of me ...

Did it scare the daylights out of you when Gingrich said the same thing after South Carolina?

21 posted on 03/01/2012 10:00:17 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

I think Newt will win GA. I don’t think his chances are very good in the other states.

My folks are Christians who have been married over 60 years. They don’t like Newt. I believe it is his marital history more than anything.

They see it as a character issue.

I guess anything can happen, so we will watch Super Tuesday and see what transpires.

The media is in full tip it to Mitt mode right now. They will probably keep that up through Tuesday.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 10:00:32 AM PST by dforest
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Why not wish the best for either Santorum or Gingrich?

What good does criticizing one or the other accomplish, besides the good it does for Romney?

23 posted on 03/01/2012 10:02:48 AM PST by skeeter
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To: RitaOK

No one is an Andrew breitbart. We only got our one.

In defense of rush, had Andrew declared support for a candidate??


24 posted on 03/01/2012 10:07:17 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: VinL
Prepare for incoming VinL ...the usual rabid Rushophiles will still be “buying” his faux “pro Santorum spiel” when Rick “craters” ...and Rush will “sorrowfully” console them as he gently leads them into the Romney corral “for the good of the Party.”

Amazing how some folks can become so invested in a voice on the radio that they throw aside all objectivity in order to sustain the belief that a guy w/his own broadcasting network and a huge private jet ...a man who takes off whenever he wants to golf w/the rich and famous at the poshest country clubs in the Lower 48 ...a man who maintains his private compound in the heart of one of the most heavily Democratic counties in FL ...is just one of “us.”

Rush is a great entertainer, though! ...and I applaud his support for the Marine Corps and Law Enforcement Officers charity he supports every year!!!

25 posted on 03/01/2012 10:08:27 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Patton@Bastogne
I didn't know that either Mark Stein, the rock star, or Mark Stein, the photographer, were into political commentary.
26 posted on 03/01/2012 10:11:33 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: miss marmelstein; admin
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Thanks ...

Would you correct my misspelling from "Stein" to "Steyn" ?


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27 posted on 03/01/2012 10:15:29 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: skeeter
What good does criticizing one or the other accomplish, besides the good it does for Romney?

In talking about Santorum's win with the democrats, and Rush's Operation Chaos in the dem primaries, he said what he has never ever said before:

(paraphrasing) 'The number one reason for Operation Chaos was for the benefit of his program, to keep the primaries going and to keep his listeners interested and tuning in... and then he said the second reason was to bloody Obama.' he's never said that before but it was enlightening and alarming... and I wonder if that is what is going on now with a lot of these radio guys. it really hurt me to hear Rush say that..

28 posted on 03/01/2012 10:18:10 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: VinL
Limbaugh is, and has always been, for Romney.

What evidence do you have to support this claim?

29 posted on 03/01/2012 10:18:52 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: true believer forever

Newt is actually more of a threat to DC than Palin ever was...he actually did cut back Federal corruption and growth.

Until now he hasn’t really attracted much attention as nobody ever really considered him a seriuos presidential possibility.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 10:21:01 AM PST by mo
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To: RitaOK

“Rush stradles fences for personal gain designed to avoid agitating the fewest members of his audience as possible, while still maintaining his self identified “cutting edge”.”

He literally just said this is the exact thing he refuses to do just yesterday.

/golfclap


31 posted on 03/01/2012 10:23:48 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Rush was a big anti-Gingrich/pro Romney factor in the national “Bloody Thursday” effort to save Romney in Florida.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 10:24:15 AM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: true believer forever
Rush has alway said that his goal is to attract and hold the largest audience he possibly can.

Looking at it another way its reassuring that he has chosen a conservative format to accomplish that.

I'm deeply suspicious of the sincerity of many of the hosts I hear on the radio (Rush isn't one of them) but if their program helps to enlighten the public and forward the conservative cause, who cares.

James Otis probably had ulterior motives for his 'no taxation without representation' crusade, but we should be damn glad he was around, regardless.

33 posted on 03/01/2012 10:27:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: iowamark
If it has been a "Romney-Gingrich race" for a long time, then we might as well give up and go home. Here are the results of all the states, with just Gingrich and Romney:
Iowa        : Romney 65%
N. Hampshire: Romney 81%
S. Carolina : Gingrich 59%
Florida     : Romney 59%
Nevada      : Romney 70%
Colorado    : Romney 73%
Missouri    : Romney 100%
Minnesota   : Romney 61%
Maine       : Romney 85%
Arizona     : Romney 75% 
Michigan    : Romney 86%
Wyoming     : Romney 79%
Average for all states: Romney 73%, Gingrich 27%.

Meanwhile, Wyoming is now another state where Santorum came in 2nd, and if you add 4th-place Gingrich's numbers to Santorum, they BEAT Romney.

There has yet to be a SINGLE contest where Gingrich beat Santorum, didn't come in first, but adding Santorum to Gingrich puts them in 1st place. In other words, Gingrich has yet to prove he can capture the Santorum voters and beat Romney.

34 posted on 03/01/2012 10:28:35 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Patton@Bastogne
I am like in the minority; I think Rush would be ok with Romney and has been wanting him. That's just me. I wish Rush would support Newt more. Rush and H.W Bush are close friends. HW Bush has a grudge against Newt so, sometimes, I wonder if Rush has a loyalty to the Bush family. In truth, Rick is a pro union big government guy so I become confused when Rush says that Santorum is a real conservative. We know Romney is not a real conservative. Very confusing. I had to stop listening to Rush for awhile. Newt is the right man we need in these times. We are in a battle of the survival of the America we know. I don't see Romney being a general to take the fight to the radicals when he caters to liberals. Rick has the least experience putting a mass agenda together while arguing with the liberals. Newt handles the corrupt media while he brought welfare reform and balanced the budget.
35 posted on 03/01/2012 10:31:29 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: ansel12

—>>Rush was a big anti-Gingrich/pro Romney factor in the national “Bloody Thursday” effort to save Romney in Florida.

That is all true and is why I stopped listening. Can’t rewrite that. Now, who lives in Real-ville.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 10:35:13 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Are you saying we need a hard-hide reformer and not another team player? Someone wrote me that yesterday and it made me laugh... the aforementioned person is taking daily baby steps toward Newt and away from Santorum... Newt can do this!


37 posted on 03/01/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Slump Tester

Santorum sucked up to Barbra Boxer and Hillary in actual legislation that they worked on together.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Slump Tester

Before you reply Huckabee was still in the race at the time.

39 posted on 03/01/2012 10:42:01 AM PST by McGruff (The south shall rise again.)
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To: RitaOK

That’s the difference between a commentator and a leader. Andrew Breitbart was always a leader. A man who “kicked doors down” for the sake of the truth, at great personal cost to himself.

That’s a man. That’s a leader.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 10:43:20 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: dforest; VinL; Patton@Bastogne; cripplecreek; Dr. Sivana; mo
My folks are Christians who have been married over 60 years. They don’t like Newt. I believe it is his marital history more than anything. They see it as a character issue.

Democrats are never worse than when they say about epic bad actors like Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton that (quoting Molly Ivins on LBJ) "he was a miserable human being, but he was soooo good on the issues!"

Notwithstanding that the "deathbed divorce papers" story was a straight-out lie, a political roorback told around by odious little 'Rat calumniators (but I repeat myself), Newt's personal life has been a train wreck of his own devising, showing that he has all the self-control and social grace of a bull elephant in mating season. That is not a positive, and women all over the country despise him for it.

That, and his out-of-office mewling and sucking up to major political black holes like Nancy Pelosi and the Greens, is good enough reason to prefer another candidate for the highest office in the People's gift.

We need Newt as a polemicists and as a fashioner of issues, to critique the self-congratulatory and self-promoting narrative of the New Mandarinate in Washington and New York. But as President ..... ? He was not overall a success as Speaker, his record there was very checkered and he was vulnerable to influence by Bill Clinton. No, I wouldn't want Newt in the Oval Office, where I think he would be a net liability. I'm afraid the Democrats know how to play him, and that they would play him in the Presidency the way they did in the Speakership.

41 posted on 03/01/2012 10:46:59 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Good post. I did inform them that the deathbed nonsense wasn’t true, but they just don’t have a good opinion of him as a person.

I think Newt is happy with Calista, so he probably has changed his ways regarding the womanizing.

It is hard to argue with most of what Newt says right now. But words before an election are always suspect. So, people look at the past. None of these guys are squeaky clean policy wise, so people go to the next level. Character.

But, there are a lot of people out there just like my folks and that is what Newt is dealing with now.

My dad is in his 80’s, he tells me that just being smart isn’t enough. You also have to be wise.

I don’t know, I suppose it will work it’s way out soon.

Super Tuesday will probably give us a better idea of what is coming.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 11:02:38 AM PST by dforest
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To: lentulusgracchus

Good post. I did inform them that the deathbed nonsense wasn’t true, but they just don’t have a good opinion of him as a person.

I think Newt is happy with Calista, so he probably has changed his ways regarding the womanizing.

It is hard to argue with most of what Newt says right now. But words before an election are always suspect. So, people look at the past. None of these guys are squeaky clean policy wise, so people go to the next level. Character.

But, there are a lot of people out there just like my folks and that is what Newt is dealing with now.

My dad is in his 80’s, he tells me that just being smart isn’t enough. You also have to be wise.

I don’t know, I suppose it will work it’s way out soon.

Super Tuesday will probably give us a better idea of what is coming.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 11:04:02 AM PST by dforest
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Seeing as how Santorum tied Romney in Michigan (Rick won big with votes on election day, it was early votes that put Romney ahead) and Newt didn’t even put up a good show, maybe it is time for Newt and his long train of baggage cars to hit the roundhouse.


44 posted on 03/01/2012 11:07:59 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: iowamark

A Romney-Gingrich race?

As long as we don’t count half the states I guess.


45 posted on 03/01/2012 11:12:20 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Slump Tester

Worse yet, he sucked up to Arlen Spector AND Mitt Romney. LOL


46 posted on 03/01/2012 11:17:16 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Rush is straddling a multi-dimensional fence - not wanting to endorse any particular candidate. He has to dance pretty fast to maintain this position, but he is showing that his priority is in maintaining a large radio audience by being non-committal.

Okay, so by your standard I am obviously trying to maintain my large radio audience by continuing to advocate for Santorum in the moment, but not endorsing anyone officially at this time.  Interesting...  I still criticize Newt and Rick.  Romney is a given...  Sometimes what folks think is obvious, really isn't.  Rush has every right to be non-commital right now.  It does not mean that he has sold out.

Newt has created a lot of enemies in Washington and in the establishment media. And that is coming back to him now. He has the ability to overcome it, if he can get his message out. When you really think about how things are in Washington with a group of go-along-to-get-along types, what would be wrong with selecting someone who didn’t need to be everyone’s friend?

The problem with that theory, is that you can't get anthing done without some political friends.   In 1999, Newt couldn't even get his fellow Republicans to agree to re-elect him to be the Speaker of the House.

I don't care who you are, you can't poke your thumb in other people's eyes, and achive all that you want or need to.


I voted for Newt in FL, I expect him to win GA and maybe several other Super Tuesday states, and I hope that he has enough delegates at the convention to be able to make his case there. I see this as analogous to the 1976 convention where Gerald Ford managed to block Reagan, the result of which did great damage to the country for the ensuing Presidential term. Newt will make his stand and the GOP will have to make its decision.


Someone is going into the convention with enough votes to get the nomination.  I don't want that person to be Romney.  If Newt or Santorum go through Super Tuesday without catching fire, I would ask the person with the fewest delegates to please exit stage right.  If one comes out with the big mo after the day, I might alter that, but we do need to get serious about beating Romney.

I currently favor Santorum, but if he doesn't exit next Tueday favorably, he needs to get out.

I would ask Newt supporters to adopt the same type of policy.

We have differing opinons of who the best man is.  At some point, we need to swollow our pride and champion the man that at least has a possibility of beating Romney.


47 posted on 03/01/2012 11:52:47 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Slump Tester

Santorum beat Newt at least threefold, by doing an ad praising Democrat colleagues he wrote laws with, Barbara Boxer for environmental legislation, Hillary for censorship, Lieberman, etc., as shown below. Not to mention Newt spoke against cap-and-trade against Al Gore’s testimony, as seen on YouTube, and wrote the book Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less in 2008 which immediately found its way into the Republican platform to this day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2848555/posts


48 posted on 03/01/2012 12:16:37 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I’m convinced that Newt’s very public campaigning against Bush, Sr.’s tax hikes is one of the biggest driving forces of the campaign against him within the Republican party. I think Byron York mentioned at one point that no one in the public has any idea how big a grudge the party elders are still holding over that. Going against your President in that big a way when you’re in a powerful leadership role in the party was certainly a big no-no.

I think that wing of the party was on the outs for a while after Clinton’s win and Newt’s takeover in Congress, but the establishment has spent the last 10 years reestablishing their power over the country in force. Newt would once again unravel all the cozy arrangements they’ve put together if he became the new party leader.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 12:23:10 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Yaelle

I was listening to Glenn Beck praise Breitbart ( a great loss and God bless him ), but he also said that he and Breitbart had some major differences.

Does anyone know what those differences were? Would it have anything to do with Glenn’s pox on all parties attitude ?


50 posted on 03/01/2012 12:23:41 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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