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Newt Gingrich was in Top Form during a post Las Vegas News Conference-FoxNews with blindspots
February 4, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 02/04/2012 9:07:37 PM PST by mitchell001

Newt Gingrich is a brilliant speaker and a brilliant political leader. He demonstrated an opennes and a command of conservatism during his post LasVegas Caucus news conference. Fox News analysts were openly unfair in their analysis of Gingrich's news conference. They were openly jealous that Newt is head and shoulders above Romney, Santorum and Paul. Fox News has blindspots, since only Charles Krauthammer acknowledged Gingrich's superiority over Romney in expressing detailed policy positions such as Obama's denying American Catholics Freedom of Religion by forcing them to violate their beliefs by requiring them to pay for artificial contraception with Obamacare requirements.


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1 posted on 02/04/2012 9:07:50 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Yes. He was real good. He makes it clear that Ronald McRomney can not beat Obama.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 9:11:20 PM PST by vortigern
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To: mitchell001

I don’t know wheter to get angry or cry. It is disgusting the way Faux News and the gop establishment have treated the ONLY true conservative we have running in this election. Romney openly admitted he is a moderate and he also is proud of his socialized medicine in Mass. What is wrong with people? what happened to the conservatives in the GOP? I am no longer a republican...after all these years of working, donating and fighting for the party..what do we have? one rino after another being supported by them...it is maddening


3 posted on 02/04/2012 9:11:28 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mitchell001

Newt presser was excellent.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 9:11:38 PM PST by jennychase
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To: katiedidit1

Make that “whether”


5 posted on 02/04/2012 9:12:42 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mitchell001

Yes, they were unfair and very snippy.
The woman on the panel with the ugly green eye shadow (The Hill reporter) was awful.
The people on CNN were disgusting.
The average person to them are the problem.
The educated elites know better.
I feel like we are in a twilight zone.
I hope people in the other states stop Romney.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 9:14:27 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: mitchell001

It was very good. AND I’m looking forward to his “new strategy” for dealing with Mitt when he out & out lies at the next debate. The reporter pressed him for what the change would be and he wasn’t giving it up. Can’t wait. I think maybe Feb. 22nd.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 9:14:43 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: mitchell001

Dare i say he looked and sounded VERY Presidential.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 9:15:31 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: katiedidit1

Very confident he will have Delegate lead after SuperTuesday and Texas.

BTW...I think I’m switching to CNN...

Fox absolutely sucks....get off of Romney’s nutz....please.

...and coverage of Caucus was just horrible.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Christie at the beach

I thought his “trampoline” for the poor was an excellent contrast to Romney’s not worried about the poor comments earlier this week. I would think Newt can win over many Independents AND maybe even some Dem’s come November with positive talk.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 9:17:11 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: mitchell001

It amazes me how the elite lying establishment is trying to tear Newt down. All the more reason that Newt must be the nominee.


11 posted on 02/04/2012 9:18:27 PM PST by Logical me
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To: katiedidit1

Katie, I watched both Fox and CNN and was utterly disgusted with the analysis. Unrelenting tearing Newt apart and not one word (that I heard) about the $17 million + spent by Romney on 90 % carpet bombing ads against Newt in Florida.

These parroting pundits are living in a parellel universe. Newt’s press conference was great and he said exactly what he should have said.

Romney threw down the gauntlet and Newt picked it up and ran with it brilliantly as only he can do.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 9:18:41 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: mitchell001

Faux News is so inept. They start out by predicting what Newt would say, he talked about something different (brilliantly), then in their analysis they proved his point that the Republican establishment is almost entirely against him.

This is going to be the American Revolution all over again.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 9:20:21 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: mitchell001

I agree......I think Newt just has to continue and he’ll do fine....


14 posted on 02/04/2012 9:21:11 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: rbmillerjr
>BTW...I think I’m switching to CNN...

One of the panelist at Cnn was laughing about Newt's chances-He was saying get out of the race Newt-this was about an hour or so ago EST.

15 posted on 02/04/2012 9:21:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: mitchell001

By the way, I am done with FOX News! Rotten bunch of crap. Guess I’ll have to switch to CNN. Not much better but FOX is done.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 9:21:40 PM PST by Logical me
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To: katiedidit1

The media wants Romney for one reason and one reason only, because they know that Obama will clobber him. Even Donna Brazile said so weeks ago, came out and said it. Unfortunately the Republican party lost its way a long time ago and has not learned their lesson from 2008. They are instead going to nominate a guy that makes John McCain look decent.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 9:21:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: varina davis

Steve, AD(is that her name?), Kraut AND beaming Bret doing a happy dance for their guy, Mittens.
Why do we subject ourselves to this?


18 posted on 02/04/2012 9:22:10 PM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll vote for Romney when my pig learns to sing..or when hell freezes over..whichever comes first.)
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To: mitchell001
Folks, didn't you get it yet why Foxnews is so much into the tank for Romney? Foxnews Radio is mainly broadcast on the radio stations owned by Clear Channel communications which is in turn owned by Bain Capital... It is all about the money folks, always follow the money, always.
19 posted on 02/04/2012 9:23:03 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Christie at the beach

Of course they want Newt out of the race, a blind squirrel can see what’s going on..they see Romney as Obama’s ticket to a 2nd term, Obama will win in a landslide if Romney is the nominee. Obama won’t even need illegals or ACORN to help him win, he could win legit


20 posted on 02/04/2012 9:24:51 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mitchell001
As I have noted before, Gingrich is the best one to articulate conservative positions. Romney is the worst of the bunch. Even Ron Paul does a good job with domestic fiscal policy.

The reason that Romney is so lousy at articulating conservative ideas is because, I believe, he does not really believe in them himself. He has not sold conservative ideas before or done any conservative transformations in public policy.

My belief is that Newt will do well when he is explaining, articulating, selling conservative ideas and viewpoints. That is where he gets the standing ovations. He does poorly when he is on the defensive against the mud flinging from Romney.

21 posted on 02/04/2012 9:25:49 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Mountain Mary

You guys watching the same Foxnews I’m watching? I understand there are those who are disappointed to see Romney win, but what I see is Fox reporting the results and the panel giving their opinion.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 9:26:54 PM PST by psjones (u)
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To: mitchell001

newt feb 4th...waaaaaaaa romney spent more than me and went negative

newt november 6th...waaaaaa obama spent more than me and went negative


23 posted on 02/04/2012 9:27:00 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Yes, I was only telling the other person that CNN as well was ridiculing Newt (not only Fox)
24 posted on 02/04/2012 9:27:21 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Qwackertoo

And it wasn’t just his trampoline comment. He also has started talking about that “safety net” being more of a spider web, catching people and not letting them out. A great analogy based on a Conservative principle.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 9:27:38 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: psjones

They were very disgusting to a candidate. Wasn’t necessary.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 9:30:15 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Mountain Mary

Bret and the rest at Faux can do their happy dance now, but they’ll be dancing to crickets when many of us drop them from our viewing. Don’t just vote at the polls folks; if the coverage isn’t fair and balanced, don’t watch them anymore. If the cheerleading columns are grating- ask to be removed from their mailing lists. If those same screeching magpies are on the radio- switch them off.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 9:31:39 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: vortigern

right...romney cant win...but the guy who cant beat romney can....oh...that’s logic....


28 posted on 02/04/2012 9:32:25 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: mitchell001; kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...
Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!

When a video is available, please post it here!

29 posted on 02/04/2012 9:33:04 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Logical me

At least CNN hates all of the Republicans whereas Faux kisses the butts of Romney and Santuckabee. Even Ron Paul, for crying out loud.


30 posted on 02/04/2012 9:35:52 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: psjones

For AD to say that this news conference of Newt’s will be a “defining” moment of his campaign is ridiculous.
And of course she didn’t mean it in a flattering way.
That’s not intelligent opinion.

Faux news is showing their pro Romney bias in just about every newscast and with most of their commentators.
The formerly unwatchable CNN is more fair and balanced.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 9:35:58 PM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll vote for Romney when my pig learns to sing..or when hell freezes over..whichever comes first.)
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To: rbmillerjr

I very rarely watch Fox news now. I don’t miss any of their “analysis”


32 posted on 02/04/2012 9:37:47 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

“My belief is that Newt will do well when he is explaining, articulating, selling conservative ideas and viewpoints. That is where he gets the standing ovations. He does poorly when he is on the defensive against the mud flinging from Romney.”

That’s what Kraut said and I agree.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 9:39:12 PM PST by Mountain Mary (I'll vote for Romney when my pig learns to sing..or when hell freezes over..whichever comes first.)
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To: onyx

Newt is the only one that poses a threat to Romney nomination. The rest actually help Romney.


34 posted on 02/04/2012 9:39:47 PM PST by Moorings
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To: skaterboy; All
Lil' Ricky is working WAY TOO HARD for 30 pieces of silver Bishop Willard's VP slot.
35 posted on 02/04/2012 9:39:53 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: skaterboy

You’re such a tool, or is it “fool?”

Grow up.


36 posted on 02/04/2012 9:42:03 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Maybe I can apply for an "analyst" position at Fox. ;-)

I might even bring a differing viewpoint (FreeRepublic), as opposed to the Romney choir currently there.

37 posted on 02/04/2012 9:45:21 PM PST by Moorings
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To: katiedidit1

Regarding FNC, look at it this way. These people are pundits, they get paid to say stuff that is provocative. We don’t need them to carry the message, that’s Newts job.

After the presser they were all puzzled, talking about him being “odd”, “in the weeds”, “minutia”, and all that. They couldn’t understand what Newt was doing.

I say, if the pundit class is scratching it’s head, you must be doing the right thing. Sarah Palin is a master at keeping them guessing, Newt’s doing the same thing.

He just needs to avoid sounding nasty, bitter, and like a sore loser. Zingers work better than sarcasm against Romney. Just remember how much mileage we got out of “He voted before it before he voted against it”...that kind of thing works.

Newt needs to treat Romney with the same respect Bush gave Windsurfer Kerry, another out-of-touch elitist wuss.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 9:45:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: mitchell001
Faux had me just about bouncing off the walls, the only thing missing was Britt Hume throwing in his garbage.

Pathetic commentary about Newt telling like it really is........Dirty Faux News bastards.

39 posted on 02/04/2012 9:45:54 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Moorings

Right and Newt scares the entire Washington, D.C. establishment.

He’s going to upset their gravy train and restore our Republic to its Consitutional Foundations.

GO NEWT!!!!


40 posted on 02/04/2012 9:47:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: The Cajun

Coulter on a rant right now, but she’s up against civil Michael Reagan!


41 posted on 02/04/2012 9:48:33 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Don’t think I could take that *DINGBAT* tonight.


42 posted on 02/04/2012 9:50:41 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“They are instead going to nominate a guy that makes John McCain look decent”

Mitt Romney fits that bill! Give me a Mass.. Bawney Fwank... what more do you need as far as a presidential candidate from Massachutesses


43 posted on 02/04/2012 9:51:23 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: katiedidit1

I thought Newt’s press conference was fine. I’m still shocked at the orchestrated attack on Newt by the Fox news panel. Its just unbelievable. I never thought I would say it but CNN is reporting more fairly on Gingrich than Foxney news. I used to like and respect Kraut, Cristol, Britt Hume. Now I almost loathe them. I can hardly stand to watch them.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 9:53:11 PM 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: vortigern

I have been watching, with extreme disgust, how the “Lamestream Media” (cough, cough, barf, barf) has been systematically HERDING the stupid public toward Mitt Romney by coming up with perfectly timed dirt on any other viable candidate. They eliminated Cain, with his possibly unsavory relationship with another woman suddenly surfaces, Palin, with her son and daughter pseudo-scandals, etc. They brought up equally non-relevant stuff on Newt, but to his credit, he hasn’t caved. Romney is a blatant RINO, he would make a lousy President. I don’t entirely doubt that he would be taking his marching orders from the Mormon church, either. The one advantage to him over Odumma is that he doesn’t BLATANTLY hate America and doesn’t seem to be trying to remake it after a Marxist model as fast as he can. What a crappy choice for American voters: a superficial RINO spouting innocuous (or not so innocuous) pap, or a vicious American-hating Marxist imposter.


45 posted on 02/04/2012 9:54:40 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: The Cajun

She called Newt an influence peddler. Big deal. She’s lost her edge and millions of her fans.


46 posted on 02/04/2012 9:54:54 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: mitchell001

That was one very hostile press firing questions at Newt during the news conference. But they’re equally tough on Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Oh, wait...


47 posted on 02/04/2012 9:56:06 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

yep


48 posted on 02/04/2012 9:59:28 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Something less like a safety net that simply catches you and more like an internet that connects you to possibilities, information... I guess the net being called a web made me have this thought.


49 posted on 02/04/2012 10:00:32 PM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: rbmillerjr
"BTW...I think I’m switching to CNN..."

Might want to check CSPAN and CSPAN2 occasionally. FAUX does suck bigtime. I've had it with their romeny BS.

50 posted on 02/04/2012 10:00:41 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge-http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php)
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