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Gingrich's thin skin has pushed him out of the race
multiple media | 1/7/2012 | self

Posted on 01/07/2012 8:41:23 AM PST by shoedog

Newt has the right to fight back against his competitors, I have no problem with that. However when he starts by sounding like Obama and using the class warfare card on Romney's wealth, it is just plain stupid. Now his latest quip about taxing the blind, and scraping the bottom of the barrell is just more over the top whining. I really think Newt is probably the smartest and best informed candidate. However, his achilles heal has always been his ego, and the inability to handle rejection or negativity (a major part of politics) in a grown up fashion. It goes back to his complaining of having to get off the back of the plane with Clinton and has reappeared in this campaign. I can not longer think of him as a viable candidate.


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1 posted on 01/07/2012 8:41:26 AM PST by shoedog
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To: shoedog

sorry, no longer think of him, sorry for the typo


2 posted on 01/07/2012 8:42:33 AM PST by shoedog
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To: shoedog

I agree.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: shoedog
Romney raised taxes on the blind.

He really did.

Do you understand how underhanded and pitiful that is.

4 posted on 01/07/2012 8:44:18 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: shoedog

Well...if it ain’t Newt, then it’s the liberal Democrat Romney.

Darned if I will vote for him.


5 posted on 01/07/2012 8:44:35 AM PST by kjo
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To: shoedog
"It goes back to his complaining of having to get off the back of the plane with Clinton and has reappeared in this campaign."

You might want to do a little more research on that story....sheesh

6 posted on 01/07/2012 8:45:03 AM PST by goodnesswins (Adversity makes us bitter or better.)
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To: shoedog

Newt will kick the shiite out of the motley crew tonight.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 8:45:48 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: shoedog

SMEAR.

I smell a steaming pile of Mitt Romney.

Eeew.

8 posted on 01/07/2012 8:48:04 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: shoedog

It’ll be interesting to see how Gingrich addresses his complaints against Romney and Paul tonight, if he elects to do that to any extent. Some think he’ll seek retribution in a big way, but direct confrontation in previous debates hasn’t worked too well for those who tried it.

Most voters don’t seem to like the heated and contentious exchanges.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 8:49:32 AM PST by Will88
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To: shoedog

Please peddle this crap elsewhere.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 8:49:50 AM PST by Bobalu (We cannot afford to bring Mittens to a Newt-fight.)
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To: shoedog

Who do you support? Maybe you could post some positive things about your candidate, instead of tearing other people down... just a thought.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 8:49:54 AM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: shoedog
I really don't understand this latest fad I see some participating in, which is defending Mitt when Newt criticizes him.

And to bring up the the 16 year-old back-of-the-plane propaganda about Newt....

Unbelievable.

Really.

12 posted on 01/07/2012 8:50:11 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: muawiyah

The charge was wrong, but it was one hell of a lot less than I pay for my hunting license and my drivers license, and a thousand other little charges I pay the government every year and I live in Va, where we are taxed for air.


13 posted on 01/07/2012 8:51:06 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: shoedog

Yes I can see why the Thurston Howell wing of the Republican Party would be upset with Newt. You might muss yourself if you attack your opponents directly. It’s much better form to have the help do it for you.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 8:51:23 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Was yesterday’s attack on Santorum’s comments on Social Security also a Mitt Romney smear?

Nothing implied in that question, I just would like to know.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 8:52:08 AM PST by ngat
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To: shoedog

Your complaint sounds like you have thinner skin than Newt.

Ironic, that.


17 posted on 01/07/2012 8:53:26 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: shoedog
However, his achilles heal has always been his ego, and the inability to handle rejection or negativity (a major part of politics) in a grown up fashion.

I'm afraid you're right. I would enthusiastically support Newt if I knew we were getting the mid 90s pre-Bimbo eruption Newt.

But he has a personality disorder much like Bill Clinton and they go hand-in-hand:


18 posted on 01/07/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: shoedog
Don't let Rove's less-than-subtle digs at Gingrich persuade you.

The Romney-McCain images of this week are far more compelling indicators of what a Romney/Obama contest might be like.

19 posted on 01/07/2012 8:54:31 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: shoedog

Wait for the ass-whooping Newts going to slam Romney with tonight.

He’s been holding his cards for this moment and will play them at the debate.

It’s a do-or-die moment, and Newt hasn’t progressed this far to be turned away by Mittens.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 8:55:34 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: shoedog

I don’t think you ever supported him.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 8:55:45 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: shoedog
Newt is an intelligent man and fights like a bulldog for the things he believes in, but global warming taxation and some of his shared with the marxist left views are unacceptable to conservatives who want small government. I think he would be a wonderful Secretary of State in the Santorum administration who should be let off the leash to attack and destroy the leftist communist run institutions of DC like the EPA, the NEA,the FDA, the Dept. of Education, and all the new big government thieving agencies Obamantion has created to destroy America.
God save America from the communist left. God help Rick Santorum, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Lord and Saviour of them that believe His Word, the Word of God.
22 posted on 01/07/2012 8:55:58 AM PST by kindred (wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ ...)
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To: shoedog
Now his latest quip about taxing the blind, and scraping the bottom of the barrell is just more over the top whining.

Uhm, one mans whining is another mans truth telling.

Newt is telling the truth.

Perhaps he should just say that he likes Mitt, be nice and not possibly hurt his feelings?

23 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:06 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: shoedog

Sorry Newt,
When they made you Speaker of the House during Billy’s term, you promised us your “Contract With America” and the Democrats were running scared. I really liked you then. Unfortunately, you caved when they started criticising and demonizing you. When you quit as Speaker, I was disappointed and saw that you didn’t have what it takes. You did not have grit. We need someone with a thicker skin than you, who can promote a Constitutional Conservative agenda and stand up to the criticism from the Donkey party and their henchmen, the media. You aren’t it.
Jack


24 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:06 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: shoedog

Newt can act like a raving maniac if he can get us back on the right path. He has my vote.
My number one reason I can not vote for Romney is I think he would support Romney/Obama Care.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:12 AM PST by Leep
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To: FreeReign

Sorry it http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19951116&slug=2152925 actually happened,


26 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:36 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: ngat

I see in this race the shadow of Karl Rove.

Mostly in the campaign of Mitt Romney.

To a lesser extent in the campaign of Rick Perry.

Both use “plausible deniability” while their minions slime and smear.

So yes.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:36 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
IMO, they all better grow thicker skins. This thing hasn't even gotten started yet.

If you want to play politics Chicago-style, be able to take the heat from that kitchen.

28 posted on 01/07/2012 8:56:55 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: shoedog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLweKX3BkNM


29 posted on 01/07/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: shoedog

Code blue! One conservative down, fetal position assumed with thumb in mouth, cutting off air flow!

One wobbly washes out to sea, whining against the giant, Newt. Searching here for anyone who cares?


30 posted on 01/07/2012 8:57:39 AM PST by RitaOK (HIS FEAR FILLED ENEMIES HAVE PROVEN HIS COMPETENCE and THEY ARE LEGION / Newt 2012)
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To: shoedog
Gingrich's ego was how the media chose to smear him back when he was speaker, and whatever reason it worked. Like Quail was 'stupid', GHWB was 'wimpy', GWB was a smirking preppy, RWR was a doddering old fool, on and on.

Santorum is 'extreme', Bachmann is gaffe prone, Cain is a womanizer...

Are you getting the picture yet?

31 posted on 01/07/2012 8:57:52 AM PST by skeeter
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To: kjo

For us to refuse to vote for whomever the GOP candidate is to contribute to Bam’s reelection.

I feel the same way as you do that Mittens isn’t the one we want to win the nomination.

But if we stay home, we are shooting ourselves in the foot.


32 posted on 01/07/2012 8:58:06 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: shoedog

Speak for yourself, I would take Newt over Mitt any day of the week. Mitt’s Money actually is a little bit of an issue in that he thinks he can buy the presidency. I’m just not that into him.


33 posted on 01/07/2012 8:58:23 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Rather than make excuses for Myth Romney, how about you tell readers who you support?

(unless perhaps it’s Myth Romney?)

Just saying.


34 posted on 01/07/2012 8:59:26 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: shoedog

baloney - I am GLAD to finally have a candidate stand up and blast everyone


35 posted on 01/07/2012 9:00:04 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: goodnesswins

Why should he? When he can just use liberal lazy talking points to take down our best conservative candidates.


36 posted on 01/07/2012 9:00:13 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: shoedog; onyx; SevenofNine
I recall Newt cheerfully answering all questions put to him by reporters while Slick Willard whined at Bret Baier for daring to question his flip flopping.

Bret Baier: Mitt Romney called questions 'uncalled for'

Romney Gets Testy When Baier Presses Him on Flip Flopping


37 posted on 01/07/2012 9:01:02 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: skeeter

Good insight.


38 posted on 01/07/2012 9:04:09 AM PST by Girlene (tatertot birthday cake is just not right)
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To: Girlene

The Romney Defense Brigade is out in full force. Gotta protect the RINO. They are an endangered species.


39 posted on 01/07/2012 9:05:05 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Will88
"Most voters don’t seem to like the heated and contentious exchanges."

They say that, but they will watch every one of them.

40 posted on 01/07/2012 9:05:44 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: EGPWS

Perhaps he should just say that he likes Mitt, be nice and not possibly hurt his feelings?


The McCain Strategy..and that work out great,too!


41 posted on 01/07/2012 9:05:49 AM PST by Leep
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To: Post5203

I think against obama, Newt will be perceived as just an angry irritating hypocritical old fat white guy with no moral high ground and no game. I don’t think his brains will do him a damn bit of good against obama. For one thing, his achilles heel is he continuously over-estimates himself. He is smart but he is not as smart as he thinks he is.


42 posted on 01/07/2012 9:05:56 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: shoedog

With Bachmann out of the running, my favorite three are down to two, Santorum and Gingrich.

I love these guys.


43 posted on 01/07/2012 9:06:24 AM PST by marron
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To: Vigilanteman
Inability to control his schlong.

Come on now Clinton was a serial adulterer even using the AK state police to pimp for him
44 posted on 01/07/2012 9:06:43 AM PST by uncbob
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To: shoedog

Grow up.


45 posted on 01/07/2012 9:08:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: shoedog

A nice summation of why Newt is angry....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLweKX3BkNM&feature=youtu.be


46 posted on 01/07/2012 9:09:22 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: mamelukesabre

We need angry white guys if you want this country back on track.
I’ve read your bullsh!t about Newt before, so KMA.


47 posted on 01/07/2012 9:09:25 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: uncbob
AK = Alaska
AR = Arkansas
48 posted on 01/07/2012 9:09:29 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: shoedog

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul smeared Newt Gingrich with all manner of distortions in Iowa. It was an incredible campaign of negativity. It worked and now Newt has to fight back. I wouldn’t mind if he did go negative. I hope Newt messes Williard’s hair up tonight and takes his lunch money.


49 posted on 01/07/2012 9:10:58 AM PST 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: Hoodat

Good point


50 posted on 01/07/2012 9:11:31 AM PST by uncbob
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