Skip to comments.Gingrich donors dropping like flies
Posted on 05/19/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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Dead man walking.
Reforming Medicare is so hard and courageous that all conservatives have to back Ryan 100% to get it done. Whatever minor quibbles a candidate has, he needs to shut up about it until the actual work gets done. This is the message that must be sent to potential candidates.
I’m surprised that even five out of eighteen stuck with him.
good. he deserves to have people dump him.
Best reply possible!!!!
Newt now takes his marching orders from his liberal wife Calista, who is very similar in politics (and looks) to Cindy McCain. I think this explains why Newt went over to the dark side.
I think some conservatives still believe in the old Newt, before his conversion to his liberal wife. Hopefully they know better now.
I know most people thought the “Tiffany” question was out of bounds, but I didn’t. Everything needs to be on the table. If he was worth 100 million it might be different than having assets of 1-2 million (which is what the report indicated). 1-2 million in assets and a 250-500,000 Tiffany bill? It suggests reckless spending in his personal life which reflects poor judgment.
Gary Johnson? Did he win while defending abortion and drug use, or was it when he whined about not getting enough camera time?
Hannity, while he has done some great things (Rev Wright coverage), IS from NY.
It’s an IQ test. If you give money to Newt, you fail.
“How stupid is he?”
And THAT, is very stupid indeed.
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.
In with the Bold, Out with the Newt.
The three-marriages/two-divorces reflected that well enough for me.
Yep, that makes four: Muskie, George Romney, Dukakis and Dean. And now most likely Newt, and probably a few others that come close.
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.
Weapons Grade Stupid.
There. Fixed it.
Newt + San Fran Nan + Love seat = Done.
Get lost Newt.
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.
Gary Johnson? You need to have your gaydar looked at.
The remaining may not be supporting him for long if they haven’t dropped out since the initial 13.
Hey Mr Newt, there is a new position open at the IMF.
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.
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.
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.
Very good. Your comments sound reasonable.
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.
Having a third world denizen pick your pocket while dazzling you with his colorful loser culture does not in any way indicate superior intellect!"
... it may, however, define ours...
Do you or anyone reading this have more specifics to identify this video?
Like approximate date and location?
I would love to have that video in my library for much future use, through 2012.
Or it could be something much more simple and sinister.
This could be a clue :
Seventy-eight percent of likely California voters support a 1 percent increase in the income tax rate for Californians earning more than $500,000 a year, according to the poll, which was conducted by Democratic pollster Ben Tulchin and sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers.
52% of the budget is not enough for these criminal thugs?
In the land of uninformed parasite idiots, polls drive social action and elections, instead of informed reason.
He is only in this to keep the campaign CASH!
Noot - PERFECT!! I like that and all well said!
LOL!! Good one!
this is like watching connie chung implode
That is one of the funniest comments I have read in a quite a while! Many times FR is best read for comments. And yours just made my day, no thanks to Newtie.
From Dick Morris:
In the 1980s, the pre-Blair leftist Labor Party issued its campaign manifesto to oppose Thatcher's Conservatives in the coming national election. Its loony, leftist proposals were so extreme that the Tory media promptly dubbed it "the longest suicide note in history."
The Republican proposal to shift Medicare from the current system to a voucher-based program of private insurance - in TEN years - falls into the same category. Don't blame Newt Gingrich for saying so. In fact, we have to hope that Romney, Bachmann, Daniels and the other candidates join him in distancing himself from the plan if we have a hope of electing any of them president!
Worse, the Ryan budget continues the $500 billion in Medicare cuts which formed the basis of the Republican critique of Pelosi and Obama in the 2010 election. It keeps the money in the Medicare system rather than spending it on other entitlements as Obama did, but that is scant compensation for someone seeking care now to stay alive!
(When I first endorsed Ryan's plan in a column and video, I was under the impression - as he had told me - that he would eliminate the $500 billion cut. I must have misunderstood him because his plan keeps that very cut on which we based our entire 2012 campaign. When I found that out, I switched to opposing his plan).
Gingrich was entirely correct in denouncing this part of the Ryan Budget. The rest of the document is fine. But Obama has, as we predicted he would, focused all his fire on the Medicare portion and that is what the campaign of 2012 will be about - unless the GOP candidate for president disavows the plan.
And the height of lunacy is that the Medicare voucher-based conversion is slated to take effect in a decade! Who can predict how medicine will evolve next week let along a decade hence? To hold the Republican Party's political fortunes hostage to a program that might or might not take effect in a decade is pure insanity.
So Gingrich called it what it is - "right wing social engineering." Granted, Paul Ryan has the best of intentions. He wants to keep the Medicare system solvent in the face of escalating costs, but even he concedes that changing Medicare is not necessary over the next nine years to reduce the budget deficit. It is only in 2021, when those who are now 55 turn to Medicare that he would effect his changes. The House should drop the Medicare part of the program, repeal the $500 billion cut that the Republicans vilified in the campaign, and go ahead and implement the rest of the Ryan budget.
Newt has acted responsibly and in the best interests of the Party by describing accurately what the stakes are. Don't blame him. Honor him for saying and doing the right thing.
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