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Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Palin to Mock Obama as ‘Community Organizer’
American Spectator ^ | June 23, 2011 | R.S. McCain

Posted on 06/23/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT by Al B.

Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, made a "strategic blunder" by making a joke of Barack Obama's work as a community organizer, Newt Gingrich says in a new book about the radical ACORN group.

It was "not helpful" for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing in their speeches at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Gingrich tells investigative reporter Matthew Vadum in his new book, Subversion Inc. The GOP's mockery "trivialized Obama and Obama is not a trivial person," Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Vadum featured in the book:

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; book; bookreview; communityorganizer; gingrich; madatnewt; newt; newtgingrich; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 06/23/2011 10:27:45 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK

ping


2 posted on 06/23/2011 10:28:37 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

If anyone should know about “Strategic Blunders”, it’s Newt.


3 posted on 06/23/2011 10:29:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Al B.

Gingrich is now a trivial person, so I guess he’d know something about being trivial.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 10:29:39 AM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: Al B.

Nice analysis, Newtie.

I think you’ve made a few strategic blunders along the line, too...


5 posted on 06/23/2011 10:29:59 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Al B.

Soooooo Newt, how’s that campaign thing working out for you?


6 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:04 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Al B.

The only thing that was not helpful was having McCain as the nominee.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:12 AM PDT by kara37
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To: Al B.

Newt’s wrong! Again. Reminding us of his “C.O.credentials” only helps to endear conservatives to her. Libs don’t care either way and wouldn’t vote for her either way.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:23 AM PDT by albie
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To: Al B.

NO NEWT IS GOOD NEWT!!


9 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:33 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Al B.

Gingrich calling ANYONE out—blunder. Just quit the damned race already, loser.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Al B.

Yeah, there goes the “community organizer” vote!


11 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:45 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Al B.

I didn’t read that clearly, Newt’s foot was too far down his throat at the time.

If I understand this, the historical facts of the last campaign, which no one has shown the least interest in repeating, are somehow relevant at this time according to Newt.

This must be his history lesson for the day.

Thanks, Newt. Now go away.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:11 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Al B.
Hey Newt. Go find another mistress. You're 15 minutes are long past.
13 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:16 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Al B.

Hey Gingrich - Whatever.


14 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:16 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Al B.

Villiage Idiot!


15 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Al B.
Hey Newtie,
Don't you have some jewelry to buy for your campaign manager, er I mean, wifey?
16 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:53 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: dfwgator

Newt’s just po’d because everytime he opens his trap someone throws glitter on him. People actually SHOW up to a Palin event.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 10:32:01 AM PDT by albie
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To: Al B.
He should be critical of McCain, not Palin. McCain didn't seem like he really had the fire to get elected. No so with Palin.

Even today McCain keeps stepping in to protect Obama.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Al B.

Coming from a dolt who sat with Pelosi on a couch and preached global warming, Newt, Obama the commie is in fact a trivial American, just the bar has been lowered to the floor for this Affirmative Action pile of dung who has NEVER produced anything!.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 10:32:33 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Al B.

Does that man have no decency?


20 posted on 06/23/2011 10:33:32 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Al B.

Hey, America should have known a community organizer couldn’t help the economy much less a free nation.


21 posted on 06/23/2011 10:34:16 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Al B.
Where was Newt in explaining the five principles of [radical organizer Saul] Alinsky in 2008?
22 posted on 06/23/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Al B.
She turned me into a NEWT!
23 posted on 06/23/2011 10:34:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Al B.

Sheesh. This from a walking strategic blunder. Newt, don’t go away mad—just go away. Quickly.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 10:34:48 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Al B.

Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Gingrich to take himself seriously as a ‘Presidential Candidate’


25 posted on 06/23/2011 10:35:34 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Al B.

So, it’s never a good idea to speak the truth about a terrible man. That’s not good logic. That’s a recipe for tyranny.


26 posted on 06/23/2011 10:35:46 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Al B.

Someone write “RINO!” across the idiot’s forehead please...kkthx. =.=


27 posted on 06/23/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Al B.
Sarah Palin isn't a trivial person either Newt, but the left has incessantly tried to trivialize her, and worse. You are wrong Newt. The right didn't go after Obama enough, and should attack his record, credibility, and radicalism as often as possible.

Just because Obama is surrounded by Machiavellian ideologues with a divide and conquer race baiting class warfare driven agenda doesn't mean that he isn't an overblown community organizer.

If you love this country Newt, stop letting your narcissism drive what you do, and actually fight for the nation. Pick an issue, like perhaps Term Limits, and use the clout you have left to become the champion of that issue. You could do more good in that context than letting your ego push you to run for the presidency.

28 posted on 06/23/2011 10:36:48 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Al B.

Dede Scozafafa was a strategic blunder. Sitting on a sofa with Pelosi was a strategic blunder. Going on cruises while your campaign team quits is a strategic blunder.

Wondering along with the rest of normal America just what the heck a ‘Community Organizer’ does? Not so much.


29 posted on 06/23/2011 10:37:03 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Al B.

1) He is trying to get noticed (a la Trump)
2) He is paving his future way on the liberal lecture circuit


30 posted on 06/23/2011 10:37:13 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Al B.

I do not agree it was a blunder to call the community organizer in chief a community organizer. I think more ridicule should have been used on the patently unqualified Obama. I guess sitting on a couch with Pelosi and filming a commercial supporting AGW was not a strategic blunder, right Newt?


31 posted on 06/23/2011 10:37:25 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

FFFUUUNNNNGGGGG!!!!

Go the hell away!


32 posted on 06/23/2011 10:37:31 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Al B.

Newt’s only relevance is his “helpfulness” to the MSM.


33 posted on 06/23/2011 10:38:28 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Al B.
How's that campaign of yours comin’, Newt, and got any advice on wives, I'm runnin low.

Oh, and congrats on runnin' Obama's unemployment rate up a full point all by yourself.

34 posted on 06/23/2011 10:38:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Al B.

Newt Gingrich needs to save his critism for Democrats... maybe even his old GW couch mate - Nancy Pelosi...


35 posted on 06/23/2011 10:39:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (1 in 19 collect SS disability- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2650736/posts?page=131#131)
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To: Al B.
Newt Gingrich needs to save his criticism for Democrats... maybe even his old GW couch mate - Nancy Pelosi...
36 posted on 06/23/2011 10:39:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (1 in 19 collect SS disability- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2650736/posts?page=131#131)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Does that man have no decency?

We'll probably find out on Hannity in a few hours.

37 posted on 06/23/2011 10:39:26 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Al B.

Wrong.
Somebody needs to have the guts to expose ALL about the Muslim usurper.
Years of membership in Wright’s America/Jew/white hating ‘church’, former membership in a socialist party, raising and mentoring by radicals, Muslims and Communists,
campaigning on the American taxpayer’s dollar for the murderous muzzie/Communist Odings, violation of the Logan Act..ad naseum


38 posted on 06/23/2011 10:39:31 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Al B.
Figures. Newt fails to recognize that Palin and Giuliani were correct while he's advocating the very policy that failed republicans in 2008. Newt wants republicans to bring a knife to a machine gun fight. The dems need to be KO’d on their own level.
39 posted on 06/23/2011 10:40:00 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Al B.

Blowhard!


40 posted on 06/23/2011 10:40:27 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Al B.

These older politicians have been chewing too many meds over the years. Their brains are scrambled.


41 posted on 06/23/2011 10:40:42 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Al B.

“The GOP’s mockery “trivialized Obama and Obama is not a trivial person,” Gingrich said”

Holy crap, I’ve never seen a more trivial person.

Pee-Wee Herman has more gravitas.

No wonder his campaign staff bailed.


42 posted on 06/23/2011 10:40:45 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Al B.
gingrich wife Pictures, Images and Photos
43 posted on 06/23/2011 10:41:07 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Al B.

And we care what this nutjob says WHY?


44 posted on 06/23/2011 10:41:34 AM PDT by ASouthernGrl (New Alias for Obama - Harrison J. Bounel - Surprise!)
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To: Al B.

Newt,
Your Tiffany diamonds, your inside the beltway Washington Office, your support of Global Warming, and your support of Dede(NY-23) was and still are blunders like no others.


45 posted on 06/23/2011 10:41:43 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Al B.

Newt is a sore loser.


46 posted on 06/23/2011 10:42:16 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Al B.

Newt has misread things. The issue wasn’t only that Obama was a community organizer, but that he was ONLY a community organizer.

In 2012, he will be able to pad his resume with “Nation Destroyer” to that community organizer item. Wait, did I mean President of the United States instead? Nope, he hasn’t qualified himself with that one so far.


47 posted on 06/23/2011 10:42:26 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Al B.

Gingrich is a fine one to talk about “strategic blunders”.

Shall we start with his turning his elderly mother over to Connie Chung for an interview?

Then there was throwing a public hissy fit because he had to depart from the back of the lane when on a jaunt with Clinton.

What about playing around with a government staffer at the same time as Clinton was being impeached?

How about traipsing off to Greece in the middle of his latest campaign?

How about “dissing” the staffers who left in protest as being lightweights and not too experienced?

And there is so much more.

I wish that he’d just go away and shut up.


48 posted on 06/23/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Al B.

Excuse me, Mr. Gingrich, aren’t you due for another long cruise with your latest wife/chief political strategist right about now? If not, please do everyone a favor and book one, as soon as possible.


49 posted on 06/23/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: dfwgator

Newt is the “Strategic Blunder Czar”.


50 posted on 06/23/2011 10:43:46 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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