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Memo to Gingrich: Get Lost. Now
The American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2011 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 05/21/2011 6:19:17 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood

Leave it to Newt Gingrich to take a dump over his entire party and the whole conservative movement in his unhinged efforts to find some way, any way, to fulfill what he sees (delusionally) as his destiny of being a world-historical figure. I have no idea what the latest bizarre political calculation it is that he thinks he is making, but it's absolutely idiotic politically, it's horribly wrong philosophically, and it give solace and succor to President Obama by undercutting the argument (an absolutely valid argument at that) that the individual mandate to buy health insurance is impractical, immoral, and unconstitutional.

So what has me exercised? Gingrich today strongly endorsed the individual mandate, absurdly (and meanly) blasted Paul Ryan's Medicare plan as "right-wing social engineering," and otherwise made an absolute jackanapes of himself.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; gingrich; gop
Yeah, get lost loser
1 posted on 05/21/2011 6:19:18 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

Throw toilet paper at him. That’s the best way to clean an a$$hole, isn’t it?


2 posted on 05/21/2011 6:21:40 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Terrence DoGood

Don’t be satisfied by seeing him low in the polls. If he’s in the race, he’s got a chance to win. Remember how much we hated McCain in 2007? He won.


3 posted on 05/21/2011 6:24:44 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Terrence DoGood
Peggy Noonan, in today's Wall Street Journal opinion piece, said she's never met a Newt Gingrich 2012 voter. LOL. That's pretty bad coming from Noonan.
4 posted on 05/21/2011 6:26:20 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Terrence DoGood

I’m glad he goofed up early. We need to get him out of the race ASAP.


5 posted on 05/21/2011 6:26:39 PM PDT by no dems (At least Trump has a pair. If the GOP has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That’s pretty bad coming from Noonan because she frequents the same Washington circuit as Newt.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 6:27:13 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: truthfreedom
Remember how much we hated McCain in 2007? He won.

Yep. And their (liberal) political views aside, McCain is even more personally unlikeable than Newt. An old, angry, unlikeable liberal won the last GOP nomination. That's how far the party has fallen. So yeah, don't discount Gingrich.

7 posted on 05/21/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Terrence DoGood

I agree he is finished. All he will do is muck up the primary now.


8 posted on 05/21/2011 6:36:56 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Mr. Mojo

McCain won because he was the most famous.
Gingrich is currently the most famous of the declared candidates (Palin is 12% more famous than Gingrich).


9 posted on 05/21/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Terrence DoGood

I’ll take Gingrich over Romney any day.
Romney get lost, please.


10 posted on 05/21/2011 6:42:57 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Terrence DoGood
Me and Callista (that costs me hundreds of thousand$ in jewelry alone) would make a great first couple, till another woman do us apart.


11 posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:51 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: mewykwistmas

WOW, I think she’s an alien. SCARY!


12 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:01 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: mewykwistmas

13 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I give up; who's that?

Besides the same bug eyed stare that Calista has, I don't see here relevance.

14 posted on 05/21/2011 6:55:19 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: mewykwistmas

Newt and the Lady from the White Owl ad?


15 posted on 05/21/2011 6:56:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Doulos1

“I’ll take Gingrich over Romney any day.
Romney get lost, please.”

I think they both should get lost. Lord help us if it come down to choosing between the two of them.


16 posted on 05/21/2011 6:58:17 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: doc11355

The original, one and only, runaway bride. Have you just landed from another planet, doc?


17 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mewykwistmas

Good grief!!! I wonder how many face lifts Callista has had? That’s just plain scary.


18 posted on 05/21/2011 7:01:01 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: mewykwistmas

Good grief!!! I wonder how many face lifts Callista has had? That’s just plain scary.


19 posted on 05/21/2011 7:01:12 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Revolting cat!

OK. The light haired lady with the dark roots is Newt’s latest wife, but who is the dark headed lady with that same “deer in headlights” look?


20 posted on 05/21/2011 7:02:04 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: abcc2011

#14.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rickmichaels
Throw toilet paper at him. That’s the best way to clean an a$$hole, isn’t it?

OMG.... That is too funny.
22 posted on 05/21/2011 7:04:32 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

23 posted on 05/21/2011 7:05:16 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Terrence DoGood

I agree he should get out. He can only hurt Republican chances. As his abilities have withered on the vine, his ego has actually inflated.


24 posted on 05/21/2011 7:10:11 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: truthfreedom

McCain won because he was selected because of his bc long before the voters knew it.


25 posted on 05/21/2011 7:37:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Terrence DoGood

To those who compare the two: The McCain Gingrich comparisons are ludicrous. McCain was never hated on a visceral and wide basis like Newt was in 94 by liberals and like he is now by conservatives in 2011. McCain never stumbled five times in 96 hours like McCain did now. Yeah, FREEPERS hated McCain the same way as they hate Newt, but NEVER EVER EVER did the public at large.

Using tidbits of history out of context is not instructive at all.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:15 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Terrence DoGood

Ironically, he denies being for the individual mandate.

From what I can research, apparently he was for one back when he was fighting Hillarycare, and so was the Heritage Foundation. Later Heritage abandoned the idea as unworkable and extralegal.

Newt continued to flirt with some version of one, but when you scrape down to the bottom layer you find he mainly wants to make people pay for their own healthcare if they can afford to do so, whether before the fact or after the fact when they finally have to use healthcare. He really isn’t for the Obama mandate. He is for states developing some kind of plans of their own in which this responsibility factor would be in the mix. But now many years after Heritage dumped it, when pressed after his MTP appearance in which he seemed to support one, he now says there’s a way to get there without going unconstitutional or without states including a Romneycare mandate.

It is very, very confusing to unscramble the scrambled egg, though, and Newt is stuck with the mess, I’m afraid.


27 posted on 05/21/2011 7:54:16 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: PaleoBob
Newt no longer does well in public events where there's the slightest bit of interplay.

Doesn't mean he's not a smart guy ~ just that he's getting old.

28 posted on 05/21/2011 8:00:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Terrence DoGood

If you want him out, you better start backing someone(with $$$) who will be on the same ballot. You have Iowa, N.H. and South Carolina to make Newt say “Uncle”.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 9:25:17 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Revolting cat!; Terrence DoGood; All

LOL! Very humorous post in a good thread with a GRRRREAT title.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 9:46:39 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: rickmichaels

...and a BTTT! for you, rickmichaels!


31 posted on 05/21/2011 9:47:47 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: freekitty

No , McCain won because the Huckster was running interference for McCain against Romney .
The establishment will push Romney and Daniels ... Huntsman and Pawlenty as their respective backup clones ... Gingrich has no support from either side and should be smart enough to bow out now .


32 posted on 05/21/2011 9:50:33 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Please support Michelle Bachmann, we need her !)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Also McCain is strongly pro-second amendment ... Newt allowed and supported passage of the draconian 1996 Lautenberg anti-gun amendment thus enabling it to become law . Newt is not to be trusted at all .


33 posted on 05/21/2011 10:00:06 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Please support Michelle Bachmann, we need her !)
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To: mewykwistmas

So that’s why Newt married her...she has Pelosi’s eyes.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 10:34:40 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: no dems

..looks like Nancy Pelosi 50 years ago.........


35 posted on 05/21/2011 10:57:50 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

AMEN!!!

I wouldn’t vote for Newt for dog catcher!


36 posted on 05/22/2011 12:42:04 AM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

No McCain was selected.


37 posted on 05/22/2011 2:16:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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