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Gingrich's Move to the (Religious) Right
Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2009 | By David Waters

Posted on 06/09/2009 3:29:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

It doesn't rank with last year's Exorcism of Sarah Palin, but the Blessing of Newt Gingrich is an early contender for Church-Based Political Moment of the 2012 presidential campaign. It's also the clearest evidence yet that Gingrich is positioning himself to the far Christian Right of fellow 2012 presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee.

Gingrich's latest venture into the conservative evangelical world came when he spoke/preached at Lou Engle's "Rediscovering God in America" conference last Friday, hosted by Rock Church in Virginia Beach and broadcast on GodTV.

Last month, Gingrich made a very public conversion to the Catholic faith of his wife, Callista. As Gingrich continues his rediscovery of God in America, watch for more quotes like this one from last Friday's conference: "I am not a citizen of the world," he said. 'I am a citizen of the United States, because only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator."

Not quite the "every form of witchcraft" from which Palin's pastor sought to protect her, but then positioning for 2012 has just begun.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: falseprophets; moralabsolutes; religiousright; rinopurge

1 posted on 06/09/2009 3:29:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Newt, will you please go away.

Go ahead and apologize AGAIN for your comments.


2 posted on 06/09/2009 3:32:55 PM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Newt converted to Catholicism to match the religion of his third wife?

The same guy who lost other wives through his cheating?!?

I guess the key thing is that your heart is true, but talk about the something stinking of the smell of opportunism....

3 posted on 06/09/2009 3:33:47 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: Dacula

Newt? Yawwwn..

He’s so nineties..


4 posted on 06/09/2009 3:34:22 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So... any opponent would be running to the "Godless Pedophile Left" ????
5 posted on 06/09/2009 3:35:39 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No Newt. No Money for Newt.

Come on GOP, are you all really that stupid in your lust for power?

6 posted on 06/09/2009 3:36:07 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Newt on board with Global Warming.

Newt thinks Powell is a good Republican and great American.
Well, Newt, great Americans don’t undermine their nation. They don’t backstab. Thanks for your service, Colin, but....

Newt gets no more of my moolah.


7 posted on 06/09/2009 3:39:16 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

0bama will be very beatable in 2012(as he was last year) if a good candidate can be found to run against him. All of the potential candidates that are being floated around today have fatal flaws. We can’t let 0bama have the luxury of running against a terrible candidate again in 2012.

This downward spiral toward Socialism our country is in doesn’t need to go on one more day than it has to. It is CRITICAL for the future of our nation to field a CONSERVATIVE candidate that can defeat Hussein!


8 posted on 06/09/2009 3:40:17 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Newt has as much substance as a store-front facade.


9 posted on 06/09/2009 3:42:39 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ If Al Qaeda wants to destroy America, Caligula might beat them to it.)
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To: Dacula

Compared to what we have for leaders in the GOP right now, I would say Newt looks pretty good. At least he has a backbone. We aren’t going to find anyone who has everything we are looking for in a presidential candidate - at least Newt is smart, well spoken, mostly conservative and pretty sharp on foreign affairs and economic affairs. I say he is a pretty good choice. He isn’t so afraid to say something bad about Obama or the left for fear of being criticized or offending someone. He is clearly better than McCain was for a choice, and not nearly the pantywaist that most in the GOP are right now.


10 posted on 06/09/2009 3:46:49 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...typical Post hit piece....anybody that goes to church is considered to be “far right”....it’s the Post’s way of marginalizing Christianity.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 3:52:17 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: kezzek

No Newt is JUST like Obama... apologizing for every comment.

Yes, the republicans are spineless with no sense of direction


12 posted on 06/09/2009 3:52:24 PM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: STONEWALLS

Agreed.


13 posted on 06/09/2009 3:56:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Newt is like a halfback, dodging left and right trying to avoid everyone.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 06/09/2009 3:59:03 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: kezzek

Put down the crack pipe, and just walk away.


15 posted on 06/09/2009 3:59:18 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/10-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Not quite the "every form of witchcraft" from which Palin's pastor sought to protect her, but then positioning for 2012 has just begun.

How often does the Washington Post use the words of Rev Wright to define Obama's political positioning???

16 posted on 06/09/2009 4:01:47 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
We do not care for Newt, Huckabee, or Romney.

We will never again vote for another moderate that leans.

Held our nose during the election voting for McCain. If it had not been for Sarah Palin, we would have sat out the election.

17 posted on 06/09/2009 4:02:26 PM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: kezzek
"Compared to what we have for leaders in the GOP right now, I would say Newt looks pretty good."

YOU and your "kind" are the reason why our party is in such tatters. Do us all a favor and do a Specter.

18 posted on 06/09/2009 4:03:03 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/10-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: Dustbunny
"Held our nose during the election voting for McCain. If it had not been for Sarah Palin, we would have sat out the election.

Bears repeating....and loudly!

19 posted on 06/09/2009 4:05:28 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/10-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: Dustbunny
Ooooops.

We will never again vote for another moderate that leans.

S/B - We will never again vote for another moderate that leans left.

20 posted on 06/09/2009 4:06:10 PM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
RINOs HATE Newt..
This thread could be a good "OUTING".. of them..
21 posted on 06/09/2009 4:06:39 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Dustbunny
Treasonous agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations

The most powerful clique in these elitist groups have one objective in common – they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty of the national independence of the United States. A second clique of international members in the CFR comprises the Wall Street international bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world-banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in the control of global government.

Who are some of the past and present members of this anti-American operation? Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Porter Goss, Alan Greenspan, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Henry Hyde, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Sandra Day O'Connor, George Soros, Christopher Dodd, Diane Feinstein, Gerald Ford, Bill Frist, Newt Gingrich, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Katherine Harris, Teresa Heinz, Antonia Hernandez – President of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Gen. John P. Jumper – current Air Force chief of staff, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Rupert Murdock, David Rockefeller, Diane Sawyer and Tony Snow.

22 posted on 06/09/2009 4:17:15 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kezzek

Compared to what we have for leaders in the GOP right now, I would say Newt looks pretty good. At least he has a backbone.


And until the leaders are changed we have to deal with the present. Newt probably is better situated to deal with them at the present time. Two years from now who knows what candidates will emerge for the top spot.

Newt laid out a good outline of what needs to be done to take control back. You have to have control before you can effectively implement change. And even then it’s very hard to do within our Congress.

I’m not sure at this point that Newt is going to be the one lead the party but Newt is one that can be a very effective speaker and attack dog for the party. Newt will have to earn his spurs again and with his baggage he may not can do that. We’ll see.


23 posted on 06/09/2009 4:18:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: SE Mom
He’s so nineties..

You mean. like 1994?

Like, the last time a Republican leader kicked the Democrat's sorry asses?

You bet he is.

24 posted on 06/09/2009 4:20:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Pas d'ennmis a droit)
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To: NoGrayZone

I doubt McCain knows how Sarah saved him from a major embarrassment. W/o her on the ticket - it would have been a landslide for O. Too many of us were willing to sit it out and then came Sarah!


25 posted on 06/09/2009 4:28:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The new GOP coalition:

Fundamentalists and Neo-Cons

Conquer the world, kill them all, and let God sort them out.

26 posted on 06/09/2009 4:39:33 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Newt has too much unseen baggage in his closet and he can’t take the heat of the Media. HOWEVER, I think the Media wants him to the ‘second loser’ to 0bama and will create him as the Republican candidate as they did to McCain. If so, they’ll ignore the skeletons.

Huckabee also has unseen baggage in his closet and among his family history. He couldn’t take the heat of a Media blitz to his hometown to look for skeletons. There would be a family meltdown. Besides his ‘gig’ on FoxNews is occasionally entertaining.

Romney’s time was 2008 but “we” let the Media choose McCain. Romney is tooooo liberal as a Republican but for the first few years, he’d probably have acted as the Liberal-in-heart Bush 43. The Media realize he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in the Oval Office to become a real contender in 2012.

Pawlenty, Jindal, etc etc, are weak-willed wussies. NONE of the Men could withstand the merciless MEDIA attack they’d get if they actually could get the public to take them seriously.

The above and other name-recognized Republicans need to have a heart to heart and offer to do what they can to promote Sarah Palin (and hopefully Michele Bachmann if she’s interested and Liz Cheney). They can draw straws for Cabinet posts or Ambassadorships.

Palin can win easily if the GOP and all the Republicans who think they want to be in the White House after 0bamalammadingdong will throw ALL their support (and supporters) behind a Palin Presidency. They can outsmart the Media on this one or they can allow their EGOS do in 2012 what the Media did in 2008.


27 posted on 06/09/2009 4:52:11 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: presently no screen name

“and then came Sarah!”

I love that!!! So true.


28 posted on 06/09/2009 5:32:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/10-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: hosepipe
"RINOs HATE Newt.."

I hope you're trying to make a funny.

"This thread could be a good "OUTING".. of them.."

I do pray you don't have to swallow that "bitter pill".

29 posted on 06/09/2009 5:35:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/10-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

YOU and your “kind” are the reason why our party is in such tatters. Do us all a favor and do a Specter.


My kind? I make a comment and I’m the reason the party is in tatters? Please - grow up.


30 posted on 06/09/2009 6:49:13 PM PDT by kezzek
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