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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,'"

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; madatnewt; newt; newterd; noot; schadenfeude; shotinfoot; stickaforkinhim; toast
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s an IQ test. If you give money to Newt, you fail.

61 posted on 05/19/2011 9:57:06 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Bigtigermike
Gingrich is just another useless Rino/Limo Lib empty suit. I wouldn't vote him in as dog catcher let alone POTUS. Just go away Newt!!!
62 posted on 05/19/2011 9:58:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: Bigtigermike

“How stupid is he?”


How stupid?

Professor Stupid.

And THAT, is very stupid indeed.

63 posted on 05/19/2011 10:00:23 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: PghBaldy

Hannity is also star struck to politicians, musicians and other celebs to the point that he totally misses their liberal or moderate tendencies.

He was so blinded by his love of John Rich (think that’s his name) that he was the last man in America to realize that “Shutting Detroit Down” was the worst possible song to be a tea party anthem.

64 posted on 05/19/2011 10:02:26 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Bigtigermike

In with the Bold, Out with the Newt.

65 posted on 05/19/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: drjulie
It suggests reckless spending in his personal life which reflects poor judgment.

The three-marriages/two-divorces reflected that well enough for me.

66 posted on 05/19/2011 10:11:27 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Carling
Don't forget the “I Have a Scream!!” speech by Dean.

Yep, that makes four: Muskie, George Romney, Dukakis and Dean. And now most likely Newt, and probably a few others that come close.

67 posted on 05/19/2011 10:15:56 AM PDT by Will88
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To: nina0113

Exactly. He clearly demonstrated poor judgment at that time and now claims that he has changed. I accept that people can and do change but in his case I’m inclined to be particularly concerned about behaviors that suggest otherwise. If his assets are 1-2 million that would align with mine and I can’t imagine any circumstance where I would spend that much at Tiffany’s. I bought my daughter a $250 Tiffany bracelet for Christmas one year and felt like that was too much! The comment in the interview that really irked me was the “social engineering” charge. It’s fine to say that people don’t like radical change and they need to be brought along but he can’t explain that crazy charge. He needs to drop out and if his money dries up I’m sure he will.

68 posted on 05/19/2011 10:21:11 AM PDT by drjulie
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To: EyeGuy
How stupid?

Professor Stupid.
Weapons Grade Stupid.

There. Fixed it.

69 posted on 05/19/2011 10:24:36 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt + San Fran Nan + Love seat = Done.

Get lost Newt.

70 posted on 05/19/2011 10:30:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: albie

I can’t watch or listen to him anymore. He is like a parrot. You can stay away for months and go back and he is saying the exact same thing over and over.

71 posted on 05/19/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: vette6387
I thought that Herman Cain and Gary Johnson were the clear winners from the SC debate.

Gary Johnson? You need to have your gaydar looked at.

72 posted on 05/19/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: 57 Red States

The remaining may not be supporting him for long if they haven’t dropped out since the initial 13.

73 posted on 05/19/2011 10:36:07 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Bigtigermike

Hey Mr Newt, there is a new position open at the IMF.

74 posted on 05/19/2011 10:42:11 AM PDT by Cyman
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I agree. I think Newt wishes to propagate ideas which seem exclusively his...such as, “I think right wing social engineering is just as bad as left wing engineering.” This statement was meant to say. “Look at me folks. No one thinks as forwardly as I think. I am the smartest guy in the room. That is why I keep coming up with ideas which no one else his smart enough to put forth.” But he does not hear the sound of the gun going off as he shoots himself in the foot. He thinks if he keeps talking he can extricate himself. By saying what he is saying now, he is calling everyone who heard his comments, dullards and idiots who cannot hear a rather simple conversation, digest it, and come up with conclusions of their own. If he just keeps talking, he thinks the quicksand will not consume him. He does not realize he has consumed himself and needs to go.

75 posted on 05/19/2011 10:43:03 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter ( ma)
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To: moonhawk
Who you gonna believe: Newt, or your lyin’ ears?

If I never heard it, does that change the fact that Newt's a Rino/a liberal lackey?
76 posted on 05/19/2011 10:54:12 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt is a moral cesspool. Personally and politically. He’s a serial womanizer of Clintonian proportions (his supposed Catholic “conversion” is as false as his smile). He’ll jump on the couch with Pelosi as easily as rattling off conservative talking points. The latest whiplash inducing flipflop on Ryan’s Medicare plan (first it’s “right-wing social engineering”, then he apologizes ONLY to save his political run). The only thing he’s sincere about is his lusts for power and instant gratification.

77 posted on 05/19/2011 10:55:23 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: All

I think Gingrich is an exemplar of the disease that affects almost all politicans

Apparently the federal lawmaker gig is SO good, that one will do ANYTHING to stay attached to it, even if no longer in elected office per se. We need to make it so that NO ONE can plan for a “career in government”.

The answer: Across the board Term Limits, including appointed postions and marked reform of the lobbying process.

“Government service” should be, at best, a resume builder for ultimate, long-term employment in the private sector.

78 posted on 05/19/2011 11:05:30 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Very good. Your comments sound reasonable.

79 posted on 05/19/2011 11:09:20 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Bigtigermike
Being a RINO, and clueless, is a terrible way to go through life.

Newt forgot to take a good look at what drives the TEA Party : INCUMBENTS!

All professional politicians, the go along to get along crowd who never worked a day in their lives the private sector, qualify.

80 posted on 05/19/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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