Skip to comments.Angry white vote delivers upset to Gingrich (You knew they were goin' there!)
Posted on 01/22/2012 5:18:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
When Newt Gingrich got humiliated three weeks ago in Iowa, he responded the way any self-respecting political scrapper would after being beaten down and bloodied.
He got up and started swinging wildly. Not just at the guy who knocked him out, but at any foe (hello media elite!) who dared come within reach.
Contrast that with Mitt Romney, a candidate so scripted and disciplined even his one-liners in TV debates sound poll-tested and focus grouped.
I will show passion and, from time to time, perhaps a little energy as I feel it in my heart, Romney said on the morning after his crushing loss to Gingrich in the South Carolina primary.
But I am a person of sobriety, capacity, steadiness. And I think thats what you need in the White House.
Sobriety. Capacity. Steadiness. Perhaps a little energy. Right there, in a nutshell, is Romneys problem.
In an election year when a great many Republican voters are motivated by unbridled contempt for President Barack Obama and East Coast political elites, the former Massachusetts governors failure to channel that populist anger in any convincing way is becoming his biggest obstacle to the GOP nomination.
With the results in South Carolina, Americans saw the first stirrings of anti-establishment Tea Party resentment that had been largely absent in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Gingrichs defiant comeback to CNN host John Kings Thursday night debate question about his marital infidelities is being cited correctly as the turning point in a state often described as the heart and soul of the Republican party.
The former House Speakers indignant critique of despicable media types was catnip for the Republican base.
Its part of a broader politics of grievance strategy that Gingrich is executing at the moment better than his rivals....
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Angry, white, and proud of it.
Where can I get my official coffee mug?!!
We need to continually cry “racist” at any accusations about angry white voters - because it is a RACIST comment.
Say angry voters if they like. They need not specify (inaccurately) a race.
Only if I buy, Vike...only if I buy.
“Angry White vote”? “Angry white male”??
How are those terms not considered racist?
Yes, I already know the answer, but this double standard really boggles the mind.
Yes, I’m angry, white and I vote in that fashion. Nothing to be ashamed of. They speak like that’s bad thing.
LOL! That pretty well characterizes the difference.
Honestly, I’ve never been to a cock-fight or a dog-fight and I am white and I am angry and determined.
Just a bunch of bitter, gun-totin’, typical White people, I suppose.
Voting in large numbers. On a mission.
I would hope, for their own sake, there are a heck of lot of angry Blacks and Browns and Yellows and Red-skinned. If not, they’re either just not real bright, or they enjoy being useful idiots.
You forgot to add NASCAR.
Somebody needs to tell this pencil-necked turd that we haven’t even gotten warmed up yet.
He’ll know it when we really get angry.
Do they allow sheets and hoods in the voting booths?
Pray for America
How else could he not know the majority of food stamp recipients are WHITE.
I lost all my guns in a boating mishap
“Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn’t any propeller; and it wasn’t any coral reef; and it wasn’t Jack the Ripper! It was a shark.”
"Politics of grievance"????? Oh, please. That phrase should be surgically removed from any liberal writer's vocabulary for talking about Republicans, preferably without anesthetic.
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