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Gingrich donors dropping like flies
The Hill ^ | Thursday May 19, 2011

Posted on 05/19/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Another Republican operative said he had spoken with an old friend of Gingrich's in the South who had been planning a fundraiser for the campaign.

There were 18 co-chairs for the event until Gingrich's appearance on "Meet the Press" Sunday, where he labeled Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed budget "radical" and "right-wing social engineering."

"He said like 13 of them dropped off within 24 hours of 'Meet the Press,'"

(Excerpt) Read more at gop12.thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; madatnewt; newt; newterd; noot; schadenfeude; shotinfoot; stickaforkinhim; toast
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And now he plans on going back to the Sunday Shows to explain himself again! How stupid is he?
1 posted on 05/19/2011 8:55:33 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Sometimes I think our party needs to be put on suicide watch.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 8:57:21 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
Sometimes I think our party needs to be put on suicide watch.


Hopefully, just the rinos and then we can let Joe Biden and Maria Shriver do the watching...

3 posted on 05/19/2011 8:59:17 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt just needs to go away. He never had a chance to begin with, and then he went and stepped on his wang. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 8:59:29 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Who you gonna believe: Newt, or your lyin’ ears?


5 posted on 05/19/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Seems this cycle’s GOP donors will NOT ignore the perpetual Party elite backed betrayal of conservatives! Wouldn’t THAT be a delightful trend.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:04 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Bigtigermike

Seems this cycle’s GOP donors will NOT ignore the perpetual Party elite backed betrayal of conservatives! Wouldn’t THAT be a delightful trend.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:22 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Bigtigermike

It was the phrase “right-wing social engineering” that effectively ended Gingrich’s prospects. Many people were no doubt wondering when Gingrich was going to denounce Republicans for supporting “right wing activist” judges. Oh well, at least Gingrich didn’t waste a lot of Republican dollars before he imploded. His candidacy was mercifully quick.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bigtigermike

Its hard for me to believe that the Pelosi couch debacle didn’t turn off all conservatives to Newt forever. That they were going to throw him a fundraiser in the first place is just plain weird.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:34 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Bigtigermike
Newt is convinced there is a little Newt Lover inside of everyone and all he need do is use his keen intellect to encourage the little feller' to come out and play.
10 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Bigtigermike

I heard Newt doing some backtracking... and the interview with Greta about his Tiffany’s tab.

Newt sounds like a lunatic.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:41 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Bigtigermike
And now he plans on going back to the Sunday Shows to explain himself again! How stupid is he?

There's no fool like an old fool.

12 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt kicked himself in the ass before he even got started....Hang it up!


13 posted on 05/19/2011 9:02:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Bigtigermike

I heard Hannity defend his buddy Gingrich. A caller got through this week and railed on Newt. Hannity said...”I want all of the candidates to have an equal chance through debate blah, blah”. Very generic response. Gingrich, McCain and Rove are on all the time. It’s like Rino paradise.


14 posted on 05/19/2011 9:03:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: Bigtigermike

The Republicans need a battle royale’ to sift the weak. Bring in as many as possible so the right can go through all the possibilities.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 9:03:18 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t o r b e s a d)
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To: Bigtigermike

For better or worse, this Newt incident will probably join Ed Muskie crying in New Hampshire and George Romney being brainwashed on a trip to Vietnam as moments when well known presidential hopefuls imploded.


16 posted on 05/19/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Bigtigermike
And now he plans on going back to the Sunday Shows to explain himself again! How stupid is he?

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

I think the GOP mastermind is trying to find both limits. We've seen one, and I shudder to think how far he'll pursue the other.

17 posted on 05/19/2011 9:04:08 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Bigtigermike

True Colors (shining through)...wasn’t that a song by Cindi Lauper?


18 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:18 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Bigtigermike

So long, Newtie. Go back to the think tank and bide your time until the next wife-swap...


19 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bigtigermike

Before this page loaded and I could read your comment, I thought of the sarcastic post: “Newt sure is smart.” and you effectively beat me to it, but I can’t help myself. Damn.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:31 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He is a global warming nut, support farm subsidies (pandering Iowa) and opposes spending cuts. Oh, and he was cheating his wife.

Strong platform perhaps, but wrong party.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:37 AM PDT by heiss
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To: Steel Wolf

Newt needs to climb back under his rock


22 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:56 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ...........Income = Net Work!)
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To: Bigtigermike

hubris hjuːbrɪs], hybris

n

1. pride or arrogance

2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin.  See Gingrich, Newt.

[from Greek]

 


23 posted on 05/19/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Indeed it would!


24 posted on 05/19/2011 9:08:58 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike
Years ago, I kinda thought Newt has his act together, bright individual, good possible presidential candidate....until!!!

I watched a video of Newt, down in Mexico, speaking fluent spanish, promising the Mexicans at this particular gathering, immigration reform.

Woop...der it is. Done.

Since then, I've seen more evidence that Ol Newt's not what he appears to be. In fact, looks like he’za a big ol globalist pos.

25 posted on 05/19/2011 9:09:28 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Theodore R.

Personally, I think all those who are running who have run and lost in the past should drop out now. NO more Newt’s, NO more Ronmey’s, NO more Paul’s, NO more Santorum’s and probably No Palins. We need a candidate that can fire up not only the Conservatives, but also the Independents. None of these folks can do that. I thought that Herman Cain and Gary Johnson were the clear winners from the SC debate.


26 posted on 05/19/2011 9:09:43 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Gingrich an Obama suffer from the same malady. They both confidently believe that the force and power of their words along with their superior intellect will alone be enough to convince anyone to ‘see things their way’. FAIL.
27 posted on 05/19/2011 9:09:48 AM PDT by JPG (The real reason Huck quit? Fear of grizzly bears.)
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To: Glenn

“Prior to running for office, Gingrich had been Southern regional director for Nelson Rockefeller in 1968.” -Wiki


28 posted on 05/19/2011 9:10:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: albie

Without a doubt, Hannity will be the last Republican in the country to realize Newt’s campaign is finished — as it should be.


29 posted on 05/19/2011 9:10:51 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Will88

You might add “Dukakis in the tank!”


30 posted on 05/19/2011 9:12:14 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Bigtigermike

Just what would attract flies in the first place?


31 posted on 05/19/2011 9:12:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: brownsfan

Newt on Greta was like he was reading from the wrong script. At the end of the show, when he invited her to come out to Iowa and see his huge adoring crowds, it reminded me of the scene where Zoolander takes the stage and begins his cocky victory speech, without listening to the announcer or realizing that he actually lost.

Greta’s poker face was great, but you could tell she was biting her tongue to keep from laughing. She clearly though he was being ridiculous, but she was as professional and polite as can be. Even hopeful that he’d grab one of the lifelines she threw him and try to pull himself out of the pit. Instead, all he threw out of the ditch was more dirt.


32 posted on 05/19/2011 9:13:21 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ve begged Newt to do the right thing, and stay out of this. People aren’t in the mood for establishment addicts.


33 posted on 05/19/2011 9:14:02 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Glenn

if newton’s intellect were so keen, he would drop out of the race. what a putz.


34 posted on 05/19/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT by rokkitapps
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To: Bigtigermike

35 posted on 05/19/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Paladin2
Newt needs to make a bold move NOW to save his campaign. Sunday he should announce that John McCain will be his running mate. That move should swell his support beyond the pale. The MM’s should sing his and John's praise 24/7.

Announce the Gingrich McCain ticket now. Don't wait Newt. Be Bold.

36 posted on 05/19/2011 9:16:02 AM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Bigtigermike

We should all be grateful that Gingrich revealed himself now and not after he sucked up valuable resources. Although, anyone that doesn’t know by now he’s a RINO is an idiot.


37 posted on 05/19/2011 9:16:19 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: jennings2004
You might add “Dukakis in the tank!”

Oh, yeah, how could I have forgotten? There's probably a few more that came close to those three in destroying a campaign.

38 posted on 05/19/2011 9:16:20 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Nat Turner
“Sometimes I think our party needs to be put on suicide watch.”

Especially these Republican donors who obviously have more money than sense!

39 posted on 05/19/2011 9:16:42 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: vette6387
Ahhh, Herman Cain lost a primary challenge to a Georgia Senator. You want him to drop out too?
40 posted on 05/19/2011 9:16:53 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Bigtigermike

Dropping like flys in the Clinton White House.


41 posted on 05/19/2011 9:17:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: Bigtigermike

It is a shame as intellectually he is among the best. The man’s great flaw is his character and more specifically his lack of self governance. He should drop out of the race.


42 posted on 05/19/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Theodore R.

Aaaata this point I think I’ll go with true conservative the Tea Paty comes up with, if and when they do.


43 posted on 05/19/2011 9:23:03 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Bigtigermike

To the author:

The National Association of Dipterid Insects takes exception to your implication that we would be associated, even indirectly, with the Gingrich campaign.

Our members may spend much of their short lives rooting around in human excrement and waste, but we have some standards.

Signed,

NADI.


44 posted on 05/19/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: vette6387
" probably No Palins"

Palin has never campaigned for national office....McShame's campaign(?) operatives shut her campaigning off very quickly in 2008.

In 2010, she campaigned very well for others. In 2012 she will campaign for America, whether she declares or not. I do believe that she will, but not until late this year....Say October????

45 posted on 05/19/2011 9:27:40 AM PDT by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: vette6387

I say we let Palin stay and make the media go away.


46 posted on 05/19/2011 9:27:54 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (America is in dire distress and nobody is lifting a finger except to strike the keyboard.)
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To: Will88
Don't forget the “I Have a Scream!!” speech by Dean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwODbl3muE

47 posted on 05/19/2011 9:28:59 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt will have to break it to Callista that it doesn’t look like she’ll be First Lady after all. And the Tiffany’s bling is going to have to go back.


48 posted on 05/19/2011 9:30:10 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Kozy

You know, I think I’m going to have to call his campaign and give them this tip. I might have to read off post to keep from laughing.


49 posted on 05/19/2011 9:32:22 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike
Newt seems like a car with an gas pedal that only operates at 0% or 100%. If you are lucky enough to point it in the right direction and hit the gas you'll get there very, very fast and run over anything in the way. But if you start in the wrong direction you'll be swerving all over the place and likely crash.
50 posted on 05/19/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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