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Angry white vote delivers upset to Gingrich (You knew they were goin' there!)
The National Post ^ | January 22, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts

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 that’s what you need in the White House.”

Sobriety. Capacity. Steadiness. Perhaps a little energy. Right there, in a nutshell, is Romney’s 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 governor’s 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.

Gingrich’s defiant comeback to CNN host John King’s 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 Speaker’s indignant critique of “despicable” media types was catnip for the Republican base.

It’s part of a broader “politics of grievance” strategy that Gingrich is executing — at the moment — better than his rivals....

(Excerpt) Read more at fullcomment.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: South Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; palin; romney; waronnewt
Steve Schmidt can kiss my big red ***!!
1 posted on 01/22/2012 5:18:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not? The lazy black vote served Obama pretty well.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 5:22:37 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh-oh.

It's that damn (Dem?) race card again.... and that, folks, can be a wily little rascal.

3 posted on 01/22/2012 5:26:42 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Why not? The lazy black vote served Obama pretty well.

Hah! You beat me to it.

4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:27:30 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...they haven’t begun to see Angry White people yet. HOW ABOUT JUST “angry people”. We’re PISSED!


5 posted on 01/22/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Angry white, racist, cock-fight loving vote delivers upset to Gingrich (You knew they were goin' there!)

Fixed.

6 posted on 01/22/2012 5:29:12 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It’s part of a broader “politics of grievance” strategy that Gingrich is executing — at the moment — better than his rivals...."

Some peoples "politics of grievance" are better than others dontcha see.

7 posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:01 PM PST by VR-21 (God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will put my angry, American loving white man up against your angry, American hating community organizer/nation destroyer.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:25 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: All

It won’t work again.
America is SICK TO DEATH of these idiots playing the race-card.....


9 posted on 01/22/2012 5:33:35 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Angry White Voter

If you believe nothing else, believe that !

And millions and millions just like us !

10 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:10 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, the “blame whitey” thing. The libs reach into that well over and over again; while they promote Planned Parenthood, a Margaret Sanger (yes white) social darwinist whose legacy is the unrestrained killing of babies of all colors.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 5:38:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: JaguarXKE

Well, it could come down to the difference between “angry white, cock-fight loving voters versus prissy cock s.....g, Marxist loving voters


12 posted on 01/22/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only angry whites I see are the punditocracy that could NOT shove Mitt Romney down our throats.

Fasten your seat belts, repent, and believe the Good News.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 5:42:40 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember why the wise Japanese Admiral said we could not be invaded??? Combine that with the biggest gun buying binge EVER over the last 3 years,

Am I angry? YES! Am I an American? YES! Why should race be in the picture? It is not...I won't drop my arms because I am white. Try another argument. I am well armed, but more than that, very, very well trained and tested. Bring it!

14 posted on 01/22/2012 5:45:43 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop listening to the Left.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 5:46:32 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jukeman

Not everyone who enjoys a cockfight is angry, or white, but it helps.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 5:51:11 PM PST by One Name
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To: IrishPennant
We gotta have a beer or three together..............

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

17 posted on 01/22/2012 5:51:22 PM PST by Viking2002 (My regular avatar has resumed after the holiday festivities. But it's not yet sober. And it's armed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw some of the interviews with some of the “white” voters and they didn’t seem “angry” to me. They were smiling and appeared happy. It sounds like someone is racial profiling again. Sorry Shelly. You need to get out more often. It appears that you’re confusing American voters with the OccuPies.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Independent" and "moderate" voters are overrated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the numbnuts white vote gave us obama.


19 posted on 01/22/2012 5:54:19 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“a person of sobriety, capacity, steadiness”

Cool!

A plow horse that doesn’t drink!

Just what we need!


20 posted on 01/22/2012 5:55:01 PM PST by Salamander (as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; potlatch; PhilDragoo; devolve; bitt

Angry, white, and proud of it.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 5:55:22 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where can I get my official coffee mug?!!


22 posted on 01/22/2012 5:56:18 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 5:56:35 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Viking2002

Only if I buy, Vike...only if I buy.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 5:57:23 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 6:00:41 PM PST by madmaximus (Anyone But Robamney.)
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To: Jukeman

LOL! That pretty well characterizes the difference.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 6:00:41 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: One Name

Honestly, I’ve never been to a cock-fight or a dog-fight and I am white and I am angry and determined.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 6:02:37 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and think; what's gonna hit the fan, when gas hits 5$/gal.

28 posted on 01/22/2012 6:03:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a bunch of bitter, gun-totin’, typical White people, I suppose.

Voting in large numbers. On a mission.


29 posted on 01/22/2012 6:11:27 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White? Check.

Angry? Check.

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.


30 posted on 01/22/2012 6:18:06 PM 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: JaguarXKE

You forgot to add NASCAR.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 6:30:51 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 6:49:30 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they allow sheets and hoods in the voting booths?

Pray for America


33 posted on 01/22/2012 6:55:24 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racist author.

How else could he not know the majority of food stamp recipients are WHITE.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 7:05:11 PM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: IrishPennant

I lost all my guns in a boating mishap


35 posted on 01/22/2012 7:53:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

“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.”


36 posted on 01/22/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: IrishPennant

LOL


37 posted on 01/23/2012 6:47:16 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It’s part of a broader “politics of grievance” strategy that Gingrich is executing — at the moment — better than his rivals...."

"Politics of grievance"????? Oh, please. That phrase should be surgically removed from any liberal writer's vocabulary for talking about Republicans, preferably without anesthetic.

38 posted on 01/23/2012 8:45:43 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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