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How Newt Gingrich destroyed Rick Perry’s political career
The Hill ^ | 04/27/12 10:08 AM ET | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT by Josh Painter

I'll be glad to see Gingrich go. He has never done anything to advance our American condition except to inspire bile and national hostility and divisiveness. He sees all disagreement as war. His life in politics has been a shadow of Civil War regional hostility advanced to other strategies. To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means.

He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile political movement (an abomination to the Christ). He has turned the Tea Party into a boorish hoot that has lost all perspective. But worst of all, he destroyed the political career of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The Gingrich war on everything was a naïve political fashion founded in the heady disco days of leisure suits and white patent leather belts and shoes. Today Mike Huckabee, a nicer and better man who should know better, announces in an email that the “abortion wars” are heating up. Part of Gingrich’s “culture wars,” no doubt, or the “war on women.” Not surprisingly, these men have never been to war. Those with substantive contention like Ron Paul have a better way of expressing themselves.

But unless Mitt Romney, who does know better, picks Rick Perry as vice president, Gingrich’s final legacy will be that he destroyed the political career of Rick Perry...

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Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that Rick Perry is the only one responsible for destroying his own political career with his poor debate performances.

Hate screeds like this one by Quigley and the Hot Air post referenced here will only infuriate Gingrich supporters when Mitt Romney needs them the most.

If Romney doesn't call off his rabid dogs, he may find himself finishing in second place in a landslide general in November. His Mittwit supporters are beginning to make Ron Paul's legion of Ronulans appear to be sane and generous of spirit by contrast.

1 posted on 04/28/2012 7:47:28 AM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

I don’t even know where to start to show how wrong this rant is...so I won’t.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 7:49:54 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: Josh Painter

Honest to goodness, every once in a while, I contemplate voting for RuPaul. I swear he looks better on a lot of issues than mittens , and certainly better than obammy.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Josh Painter

Newt was a Romney plant... Romney persuaded Newt to enter the race so as to decimate the other candidates then when his loss was eminent, to throw support back to Romney... Betcha...


4 posted on 04/28/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: A Navy Vet

I know where to start:

“Those with substantive contention like Ron Paul have a better way of expressing themselves.”

Ronulan liberals pretending to be conservatives have been a cancer in this primary.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Josh Painter

I guess this writer missed all the debates.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 7:54:35 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Josh Painter
To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means.

I like Mr. Gingrich. To most spineless GOP hacks, Politics is dropping trow, grabbing ankles, and waiting for the Democrat.

7 posted on 04/28/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Josh Painter

What Gingrich is this guy talking about?


8 posted on 04/28/2012 7:56:24 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Josh Painter
It's every one else's fault but Rick's. /s

Now setting the stage for 2016 with a campaign slogan: "You should have picked me last time".

Truth is, Americans see right thru Perry as the wet finger wind testing fraud he is.

9 posted on 04/28/2012 7:56:27 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Josh Painter

I supported Rick Perry until he dropped out, and I still believe he is the best-suited man we have for the office of the presidency. But this article is pure bull. And to prove it:

“Next to Romney, Perry was the only other one on stage deserving the post of president.”

Also, I do not agree that Perry has destroyed his political career. Wait until we’ve had four more years of Obama, or four years of Bishop Homo Abortion. Perry learned quite a few lessons from his presidential campaign. People might have the sense to wake up and appreciate him then, should he decide to run.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 7:56:42 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: dps.inspect

And your proof for that hare-brained contention would be... what, exactly?


11 posted on 04/28/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Sophomoric garbage written by a clueless pundit and not worth dignifying beyond that.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 7:59:42 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: Josh Painter

To get a rile out’a some of you guys takes only seconds... gives me the chuckles...


13 posted on 04/28/2012 8:00:17 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: RC one

Ohh man... you guys make my day...


14 posted on 04/28/2012 8:01:20 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Josh Painter

All I had to read was that this author thinks Gingrich is the source of all the bile and so on - meaning this sycophantic idiot missed the entire primary season where Newt was demonstrably the VERY LAST CANDIDATE to attack other Republicans (besides Herman Cain, who left the race before most of this started). What a pathetic analysis.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 8:01:20 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Josh Painter; A Navy Vet

Who is this cur?

With a name like Quigley, Bernie, I think I get the picture and he needs a girlfriend. Maybe he IS one, I don’t know.

But, he has “messed with the wrong Marine”, replacing Bush bashing which was so very popular, with Newt bashing and no evidence but his own adjectives and media fed interpretation.

Because Newt is political infantry in spades with a record to prove it, Bernie is needing to press his shorts.

All I can say about this keyboard jockey is “ick”!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: basil

I get’cha on that one!

Bernie will really be mad when I write in NEWT.

THAT is probably the very outcome Bernie Quigley is worried about, thus the rant against him.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 8:04:21 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: dps.inspect
Newt was a Romney plant...

If I were to believe you, and every other "(fill in the blank) was a Romney plant" theorist, I would be much more enthusiastic about a Romney candidacy. If the guy can control politicians and events the way some claim, he could easily out maneuver Axlerod...jusayin'.

18 posted on 04/28/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Josh Painter

You know, there’s something wrong with the term “political career”. Our founding fathers didn’t look on politics as a career.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 8:09:14 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Josh Painter
Is this No. 101 - out of a "101 Ways to Bash Newt" - or just an ignorant/desperate measure to raise up image of Perry?

Too slow a week? Or what?

20 posted on 04/28/2012 8:09:27 AM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Josh Painter

Every time I read something by Bernie Quigley I think “this must be what taking acid is like.”


21 posted on 04/28/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: C. Edmund Wright; CatherineofAragon

About the time some of us wonder where you’ve been, you show up! :)

I must say, I am disappointed to see Rick Perry come out for DEWHURST over CRUZ in TEXAS. CRUZ supporters gave a lot of money and energy to prop Rick up as well as all other conservatives, who are interested in men serving and not more effeminiate pols, metro-males thin on courage who circulate among the halls of power for a permanent career.

Just, “Blast it”!


22 posted on 04/28/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Josh Painter
It's a story as old as the hills...sore losers find a scapegoat to exonerate themselves from their own failures and inadequacies. Always somebody else's fault with these geeks.
23 posted on 04/28/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

HAHAHAHAHA!

LOVE IT!


24 posted on 04/28/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The academics are killin’ us.

I think we have Quigley’s number alright.

Too much time at the nail salon pondering his next column on bubble blowing.


25 posted on 04/28/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Josh Painter
That pretty well covers it. Now, why is it Pentecostal politicians (and near Pentecostals who graduated from Regents or Oral Roberts programs) are flocking to Romney?

That nexus is just beyond me ~ unless it has some connection to the professional lobbyists like those at The Hill who have their own otherwise inscrutible interests.

26 posted on 04/28/2012 8:27:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Josh Painter

People saw Perry and had flashbacks to GW Bush.


27 posted on 04/28/2012 8:30:10 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Of course you’re right... comments like mine are intended to slap some of the Newties on this website into reality... I am no big Romney fan, (but of course many here think just the opposite). The reality is that Romney is going to be the GOP nominee, and if Obama is to get kicked out on his can, everybody’s going to have to swallow hard and vote for him. Eats my craw, but I’ll be damned if I vote in any other way that will ensure Obama another 4. Everybody here... laugh a little and move on...


28 posted on 04/28/2012 8:36:10 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Josh Painter

““Next to Romney, Perry was the only other one on stage deserving the post of president.”

Only if your criteria is the amount and quality of the hair on their head.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 8:42:38 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Josh Painter

Perry’s biggest obstacle was overcoming Bush bumpkin syndrome, not that he or Bush either one were bumpkins. The leftist media had successfully created that image, and people were wary of it. They wanted an intelligent candidate to run against the halfwitted “genius” in the White House. Perry’s poor debate performances and gaffs sealed his fate. He didn’t need Newt for that. As for Newt, he may or may not have been a spoiler. It will be interesting to see how his campaign debt is put away.


30 posted on 04/28/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: dps.inspect

So you get a kick out of bearing false witness, do ya?


31 posted on 04/28/2012 8:47:56 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: dps.inspect

If Speaker Gingrich is a Romney plant, it is proof that Mitt Romney has assembled the most efficiently ruthless political organization in US history.

And probably deserves to win.

Seriously, he must be omnipotent, and a rather great leader to have so meticulously, successfully played the entire primary as if a symphony.

It’s amazing, his power over people.

/s

PALIN 2016


32 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: dps.inspect
"The reality is that Romney is going to be the GOP nominee, and if Obama is to get kicked out on his can, everybody’s going to have to swallow hard and vote for him."

So please explain how attacks on Gingrich by Romney supporters is gong to draw Newt's supporters to the polls to mark their ballots for Romney. Seems to me such attacks will have the opposite effect.

33 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: crosshairs
"Our founding fathers didn't’t look on politics as a career."

Thank you for being one in a crowded wilderness that understands traditionally conservatism and posts about it on a "conservative" web site.

George Washington, during his farewell address, also warned us about political parties and what they would do to the republic. His warnings have all come to pass.

34 posted on 04/28/2012 8:52:40 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: RitaOK

I think that’s the thing about Rick P - just when you want to love him, he does something curious. I think it’s safe to say that if Perry were really who we thought he was and wanted him to be, he would be the presumptive nominee with a huge lead in the polls,

I think it’s also safe to say that while he is some of that, he is not all of that, thus he is not the nominee. Sad. So many folks had great hopes. I still generally like him a lot, but he does disappoint from time to time.


35 posted on 04/28/2012 8:57:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Josh Painter

What makes you think this is the work of a Romney supporter?

Seriesly I’m asking.

It seems like someone trying to damage something, certainly. Who would have anything to gain, by angering Gingrich supporters?

Romney looks on track to win without doing that. The primary’s not over though, who else might have an agenda?


36 posted on 04/28/2012 9:00:48 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Josh Painter

The 2012 GOP primary ran eerily similar to the 2008 primary season.

Several (as in too many) conservatives jumped in, while the elites coalesced around one major contender.

As the conservatives cat-scratched and did each other in, the elites’ preferred continued to add delegates.

The conservatives found themselves splintered and shattered, with the few delegates spread out over a half-dozen candidates.

Result: the elites won the primary race again.

Even though their candidate might very will lose the general — again.


37 posted on 04/28/2012 9:02:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Josh Painter

Rick Perry destroyed Rick Perry’s political career.

Stop blaming others for his choice to run for Presidency, the things he said on the campaign trail, the positions on issues he had as governor.


38 posted on 04/28/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT by Red6
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To: TomGuy

And that’s what I’ve been pondering: Perry says he wants to run again in ‘16, but can’t very well do that as part of a Mittens admin, so.... does he expect Mittens to lose? Or is he going to attempt to dismantle the FED out from under Mittens?


39 posted on 04/28/2012 9:26:58 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Thanks... you get it... yo made me laugh...


40 posted on 04/28/2012 10:09:49 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Red6

Big time... you can’t stand on the stage for thirty seconds with your mouth agape, drooling like Patrick from SpongeBob, and expect people to want to jump on your band wagon.


41 posted on 04/28/2012 10:12:30 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Josh Painter

I would have liked a “Rick/Rick” ticket.


42 posted on 04/28/2012 10:14:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: A Navy Vet
I don’t even know where to start to show how wrong this rant is...so I won’t.

Agreed. Completely clueless. Not sure what prompted it. Even Gov. Perry obviously disagrees.

43 posted on 04/28/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
this author thinks Gingrich is the source of all the bile ... where Newt was demonstrably the VERY LAST CANDIDATE to attack other Republicans ...

Yep. The analysis could not be more wrong. And for the record, Bachmann was demonstrably first.

44 posted on 04/28/2012 10:29:28 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Yep. The analysis could not be more wrong. And for the record, Bachmann was demonstrably first.

Bachmann was indeed first, along with Pawlenty - who dropped out quickly when his attacks on Bachmann backfired. (anyone remember Pawlenty's aborted campaign?) The real avalanche was the entire field of six against Newt in Iowa when Newt threatened to lap the field. Newt was absolutely the very last to start the attacks.

45 posted on 04/28/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Josh Painter
He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile political movement (an abomination to the Christ). He has turned the Tea Party into a boorish hoot that has lost all perspective. But worst of all, he destroyed the political career of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

In what universe did these things happen?If I got this novel's title I might browse to find out if it was worth buying.

If Romney doesn't call off his rabid dogs, he may find himself finishing in second place in a landslide general in November.

Admittedly this is a silly and offensive article, but do you really think Romney ordered it or has any control over what some idiot blogger writes?

With Gingrich pretty much out of the race and Romney waiting for endorsements from Newt and his supporters, what possible incentive would Mitt have for encouraging stuff like this?

If you've spent any time at all on line, haven't you seen how wannabes pile on long after their contributions do any good to the cause they profess to support?

If I told Newt that posting these articles doesn't do anyone any good, would that stop you?

46 posted on 04/28/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by x
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To: dps.inspect

Don’t you have a bus to catch to the latest commie OWS gathering? Or are you just waiting for the Check Cash place open to get your “obama stash”?


47 posted on 04/28/2012 11:01:25 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: dps.inspect
"Ohh man... you guys make my day..."

Rainbows are pretty.

48 posted on 04/28/2012 11:03:32 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"It's a story as old as the hills...sore losers find a scapegoat to exonerate themselves from their own failures and inadequacies."

Yup. Obama is a classic example of such childish behavior. He did it too, Mommy.

49 posted on 04/28/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

Hey Navy Vet, all else aside, thanks for your service- God Bless Dude...


50 posted on 04/28/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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