Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich – The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism
Posted on 04/27/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT by jacknhoo
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Santorum? The guy who couldn’t win his own state? That Santorum?
Yeah, but, it’s time to face the facts.
You mean the Santorum who beat Newt in PA and almost tied him in RI and wasn’t even in the race anymore? That Santorum?
If anybody is the Grinch it is Santorum, the political whore who helped Spectre pass the Obamacare bill.
Santorum wasn’t much of anything , much less a Conservative.
Newt could have beaten Obama. If Romney does luck out and beat Obama we still don’t have anything representing a Conservative.
What we have is another Mccain -Dole Fiasco.
Santorum was a boy running for a man’s job.
You mean conservatives, I assume.
I’m betting Rick could beat Newt in a footrace and Newt could beat Rick at arm wrestling. And those matter about as much as the primaries you mentioned. Neither one came close to the nomination, did they? Neither one had a chance against the hundreds of millions of dollars available to Mitt Romney. It’s almost like we’re discussing fantasy football or a Star Trek episode.
That’s probably true at this juncture.
"Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney.
Santorum says that he believes Romney is "the right guy" to challenge President Barack Obama. ..."
Sainty 'Expects to endorse' the 'Right guy' Romney - LoL.
Well Jack we all have opinions.
IMO Newt was the only candidate worth voting for. Now we see that santorum quit, and Romney is certainly not worth voting for, so you can hate Newt if you like we ended up with a RepubloDem running as our candidate.
Even if we win we lose.
And what will be your position when your boy Newt backs Milt next week? Will you attack him with as much childish vigor?
You mean like Newt has already done?! Of course, Santorum could be up for VP...You know Newt won’t be.
“I suspect you’re going to get a bit of heat on this post...”
I agree. I think the smell of sour grapes is in the air.
Gingrich out, will endorse Romney
The former Speaker is likely to appear with Romney next week at a campaign event to make a formal endorsement.
By Philip Elliot / April 25, 2012
Gingrich had a friendly telephone conversation Wednesday with Romney and had started planning an event where he would throw his support behind the likely nominee, Gingrich spokesman R.C Hammond said. The pair agreed to work together to unite conservatives against President Barack Obama.
“It’s clear Romney is the nominee and the focus should be on defeating Obama. We should not focus on defeating ourselves,” Gingrich told disappointed supporters in Kings Mountain, N.C., the morning after Romney tightened his grip on the nomination by sweeping primary contests in five states.
As if this hasn’t been Gingrich’s plan all along...
Oh please. I never said Newt was perfect, but you SantoBots displayed “childish vigor” of zealots endorsing the guy whose record was liberal on spending and who sought working with liberals by tooting it in his political ads.
Yep. Romney, via Adelson, played FRingrichers masterfully. The only question is whether Gingrich was in on the scam or had his ego played by Adelson without realizing he was being used and then discarded.
It’s over now. We’ve now got Romney. Anybody for lemonade?
I didn’t think so.
Oh gee you got me - not. LoL. Hey Ricky must have been planing it all along too. Back to future we go!
You do realize that Newt has said the same thing?
You should also realize that Santo gave an ‘impassioned endorsement” for his “man” Romney.
Nothing short of the unthinkable will stop the march to globalism.
You mean as opposed to supporting the guy who was actively working with Algore on promoting the Global Warming hoax, touring the country with Rev Sharpton for education reforms, said Romneycare was a great idea, said the era of Reagan is dead, called Paul Ryan's modest plan extreme and gave speeches with Hillary Clinton to promote having our health care records controlled by the federal government. BTW, Rick had the highest rating from the NRA of any candidate running and also had a solid rating from the ACU and Taxpayers Union. Judging by the final results in this Primary, most Conservative voters saw it the way I did.
Santorum: Romney is the "right guy" to challenge Obama.
Not you Santo?
“...he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee.” “... we have to focus on beating Obama.”
“It’s clear Romney is the nominee and the focus should be on defeating Obama. We should not focus on defeating ourselves,”
A or B? It sounds as if Santorum and Gingrich are on the same page.
You can say that about just EVERY candidate who was in the race. So were ALL of them on Romney's dole?
Or maybe, just maybe, there wasn't a single strong enough candidate in the entire pack and the only reason Romney won was his overwhelming money edge and his lack of scruples in attacking the other candidates?
I am not sure how productive it is to keep fighting the previous battle.
It isn’t productive in the least, but I am not going to let my guy get smeared with childish names and insults just so some can feel better about themselves.
I just as soon move on to the matter at hand. An out of control, corrupt WH and a House and Senate populated with enough Statists and Progressives to destroy the country.
What we have been covering here isn’t out of bounds for discussion. I am on the cat ping list for crying out loud. That is fairly unimportant, but this issue on this thread isn’t very important at this moment in time.
Sour grapes and childish behavior started with the posting of this article and I feel the same as before.
Is that right? Lets take a look at Santorum's "solid ratings".
"According to National Journals annual ratings, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorums votes on key issues often placed him in the conservative faction of the Senate. But he was not consistently found among the chambers most conservative members. For instance, in the years leading to his 2006 reelection contest, Santorums voting record became relatively much more liberal..."
Santo ranked 34th, 35th, 34th in his last years. Definite liberal pandering went on.
Ah. National Journal. The stalwart of Conservative thinking. Charlie Cook, Richard Cohen et al? I know they are my go to source, even over FR, for solid info on matters important to me.
VERY unlikely. During the 19th century it wasn't uncommon for a party to lose 50% of its reps in a single election.
Not to mention that the Whig Party entirely disappeared. Which would seem to be a pretty significant defeat.
Newt was the spoiler. He could have been a kingmaker.
No way could he have beaten Obama. I supported him in the beginning but now have lost all respect for him.
He “fundamentally, transformationally” ruined this campaign for the one Conservative in the race: Rick Santorum.
Big ideas? Big deal.
Love the way the Newties have to keep bringing up Santorum in an effort to change the subject. Kinda like the Dems do with Bush.
Santorum can hold his head high for running one heck of a campaign.
Newt, on the other hand, has proven to be an embarrassment...
I disagree heartily
Santorum sucked from the beginning but a few went with him and ruined Newts chances.
Sanntorum never had a prayer.
You mean like having his campaign staff quit in disgust with the lackadaisical nature of their candidate?
BTW, the "few" that went with Rick was 1 Million more than Newt could muster. Hard to believe since that Southern Strategy worked like a charm.
A million idiots who went with the boy wonder.
Right now they have the same thing Newt people have.
Nothing, while Romney rises to the top,
Aint that great,but you go on with your lame candidate while I stick with my lame candidate.
Ya know what this really amounted to was Momentum.
Newt had Momentum and was rolling, then Romney spent millions to place him in a bad light, Then the Momentum switched over to Santorum, everybody jumped on that bandwagon except a few of us who saw Santorum didn’t have the juice to bring it home, but our boy Romney started spending millions to kill his candidacy. Now they are both gone and so we are left with a handfull of crap.
I really believe that either of them could have beaten Mit Romney, but both could not.
Romney played them and us for fools, and he had the money to do it. Now it is Romney who faces Obama’s millions we will see how he makes out.
A couple of people who really don’t have a clue.
Just an honest look at the records is all anyone needs to do.
How was Santorum supposed to know there would even be an Obama”care”?
Guess the criteria of being a Newt supporter is to be devoid of common sense.
“The Truth Regarding Santorums Endorsement of Arlen Specter
October 12, 2011
The reason I endorsed Arlen Specter is because we were going to have two Supreme Court nominees coming up, said Santorum. I got a commitment from Arlen Specter that no matter who George W. Bush would nominate, he would support that nominee.
Santorum said Alito would not be a Justice if it werent for Specter. Specter was very effective at being the head of the Judicial Committee. Toomey would not have been the Judicial Committee leader, plus Toomey might have lost the election at that time. Specter won the election by a good margin.
OK, now its YOUR TURN. Care to tell me why Newt endorsed Dede Scozzavave?
lol, Newt ALREADY endorsed Mitt. Newt couldn’t wait.
National Journal? At least you have a sense of humor.
Now let’s see what CONSERVATIVE groups thought of Rick Santorum:
American Conservative Union 88%
National Right to Life Committee 100%
Americans for Tax Reform 95%
National Tax Limitation Committee 92%
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 88%
League of Private Property Voters 94%
“in an effort to change the subject. ..”
They act an awful lot like libDems, don’t they?
“When even Ron Paul has beaten you 8 more times than you have beaten him, its a very sad thing. Continuing to lose to Paul should have been a wake up call for Newt to drop the heck out, but Newt will only follow where his ego leads him.”
So much vile bile for a man who has done so much for conservatism. Such overkill. Why not think up a term like “Gingrichism” to get your jollies.
Speaker Newt Gingrich may be out of the primary but he isn’t going to stop shaping the conversation.
Just as Governor Rick Perry, Newt will be in the Left’s face shaping arguments in clear terms. Perry and Gingrich will never stop their fight against socialism nor back away from championing American exceptionalism and strength.
Why the perverse need to tear down a good man? What’s your angle?
Possibly he/she is a sleeper troll?
That's what did it. Newt shows up on TV what a decade later holding no other office to say here I am. As governor or seantor he could have built back some credibility he lost. Newt carried a very huge trust issue. That is what cost him the nomination.
BTW where was Newt showing up the most? FOX News wasn't it before he declared? Who was Fox News behind? Romney all the way. I'm not sure Newt's sticking around was because of his ego or by design. In any case Conservatives have been had.
Their angle is divide, conquer and control agitprop.
All this is true. It really wasn’t too hard to see. Like a trainwreck it was.
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