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George Will: Wisdom isnít exactly Newt Gingrichís strong suit (Watch Video)
Hotair ^ | 12/02/2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 12/02/2011 12:36:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Edited on 12/02/2011 12:56:56 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Remember when conservative columnist George Will called Mitt Romney a ‚Äúrecidivist reviser of his principles‚ÄĚ? As it happens, the veteran pundit has nothing nicer to say about Newt Gingrich, whose astounding sudden popularity in the polls recently prompted the candidate himself to say he‚Äôll be the 2012 GOP nominee.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgewill; gingrich; leftywill; malefeminist; newt; penisenvy; wisdom

1 posted on 12/02/2011 12:37:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM’s conservative poster boy hasn’t been impressing me lately, either.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 12:41:33 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Guess we’ll know for sure when the votes are cast. We’re being poll suckers.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 12:44:56 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

The MSM wants us to pick Newt. Obama is doing the happy dance as Newt can’t win.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 12:46:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will’s either. In fact, in that suit Will’s got a singleton or a void.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 12:47:24 PM PST by Savage Beast (History is not just cruel. It is witty. -Charles Krauthammer. The Left = Decadence. -cricket)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will’s either. In fact, in that suit Will’s got a singleton or a void.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 12:47:24 PM PST by Savage Beast (History is not just cruel. It is witty. -Charles Krauthammer. The Left = Decadence. -cricket)
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To: BunnySlippers; Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Newt can’t win.

Why?

Right now he's the front runner.

7 posted on 12/02/2011 12:53:38 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

This has been posted at least once but it is worth a second look.

Despite the fact that George Will is in no position to comment on anyone’s “wisdom” since he has demonstrated many times that he has a severe lack of that characteristic himself I offer up the following simple rebuttal:

Newt, by the sheer strength of his will, brought the GOP back to competitiveness in the race to control the House of Representatives after 40 years of Dem control. I’m certain that George Will was not wise enough to recognize as early as Newt did that the House could be won by the GOP in 1994. I’m even more certain that George Will did not foresee that Newt could orchestrate budgets with nearly zero deficits when there was a sitting Dem President.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 12:53:56 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: wmfights

In the general election.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 12:55:05 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will used to impress me.

Now, his label is much like those old chrome-coated plastic labels on a Cadillac...a sad reminder of a brand long-since beclowned.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 12:55:44 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Might as well scrap the election, ‘cos according to these pundits no Republican is good enough to be President.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 1:01:04 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Why don't you believe he can win in the general election?

If he's the nominee he will beat obama. The only Pub running for the nomination who can't beat obama is Romney.

12 posted on 12/02/2011 1:06:15 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Newt” cheated on his first wife while she was bedridden in a cancer ward...then served her with divorce papers.

I don’t care what anybody else says about him, Will or otherwise.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 1:06:44 PM PST by warchild9
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To: SeekAndFind
I have a suspicion that the glue for his hair piece is causing mental problems.

George you are irrelevant.

14 posted on 12/02/2011 1:09:25 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeekAndFind
newt was described by David Broder as a man with towering strengths and glaring faults. He has left main stage 14 years ago. Maybe after reflection and self examination he will overcome his faults and then again maybe not. He has a long time to prove himself and we can bail just as quickly as we did for the other not Romney's. I will say this one he has the ability to see the big picture and think beyond the next election.He is in many ways the one best prepared to seize the imitative and take back the country. But, on the ohter hand he could really step on it. We will look at him and if cant cut it we will have to go to Romney but I hope he is for real this time.
15 posted on 12/02/2011 1:10:50 PM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: warchild9

Obama and Newt are both narcissists. No way in hell I will ever vote for Newt. Even in general, I will have a LOT of inertia to drag myself to vote for him if he were the nominee.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 1:22:16 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: SeekAndFind

OK George, let’s just wait for the perfect candidate to show up. Maybe by 2016.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 1:23:17 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: indianrightwinger

Can you really stand 4 more years of this?


18 posted on 12/02/2011 1:25:59 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

No. But, Newt will be hard to pull for. I will end up doing it because I always vote and I will vote against Obama. Same as I did in the last election (did not vote “for” McCain but voted his name against Obama).

Newt is a more bombastic narcissist compared to Obama.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 1:33:02 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: warchild9
Sorry, but his daughter disputes this scenario. He is a cheating,lying snake in the grass,but that Hospital stuff is not true. He had already asked Marianne to marry him before any divorce from wife(teacher)number one. Read Marianne's book,it is eye opening. He did the same thing to Marianne with Callista. It is a really disgusting story.
20 posted on 12/02/2011 1:33:17 PM PST by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. leader for America the Beautiful...Go Herman Cain.)
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To: indianrightwinger

Yeah, but at least Newt has something to be narcissistic about. ;~)


21 posted on 12/02/2011 1:39:23 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: InterceptPoint
Newt, by the sheer strength of his will, brought the GOP back to competitiveness in the race to control the House of Representatives after 40 years of Dem control

It wasn't exactly by the sheer force of his will.

As for the deficit reduction, this was a combination of effects put in motion by George H.W. Bush's fiscal responsibility, a Reagan House (which not all due to Gingrich, by any means) and, mostly, the longest, biggest economic boom in the post-war history -- which had nothing to do with either Gingrich or Clinton.

22 posted on 12/02/2011 1:46:09 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: warchild9

She wasn’t in a cancer ward. She had a tumor removed that was benign. And he didn’t serve her papers there, he brought his kids by to visit and got into an argument. They had already told the kids they were getting divorced before she went into the hospitial. Please learn the facts before you repeat Democrat talking points.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 1:47:26 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: wmfights

The biggest risk about Newt in the general is that he regularly manages to tick off (and demoralize) conservatives (although, so far, many seem willing to give him a pass on anything that occurs) and at the same time he’s deeply hated by the many rank-and-file Dems.

Did you hear Newt’s buddy Al Sharpton today? Gingrich actually went on an “Eductation Tour” with Al Sharpton in 2009 to promote Obama’s policies. Today Sharpton was blasting Gingrich as “heartless” and “always blaming the poor kids.” So, Newt ticked off conservatives with that stunt and what did he even get for it? As predicted, nada.

Anyone who was politically sentient during the ‘90’s has a pretty well-formed opinion on Newt. For many Dems, the effect on them of having Newt nominated for President would be like the effect it would have on the GOP base is Nancy Pelosi were nominated for President. There would be crawling over broken glass en masse to vote against him/her.

It’s a voter intensity thing and it’s hard to say how it would play out.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 1:53:44 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Hugin

Hell’s Bells, when we can stop hearing this adolescent lament that “no one’s perfect”?

DUH.

But people are not equally imperfect either. Their particular flaws must be evaluated and a decision made on whether they are the kinds of imperfections that we and the nation can live with.


25 posted on 12/02/2011 1:56:40 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Hugin

Hell’s Bells, when we can stop hearing this adolescent lament that “no one’s perfect”?

DUH.

But people are not equally imperfect either. Their particular flaws must be evaluated and a decision made on whether they are the kinds of imperfections that we and the nation can live with.


26 posted on 12/02/2011 2:01:43 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

What about the adolescent lament “well he supports x, therefore I will never vote for him!”. Personally Newt is my second choice (after Perry), but I will vote for ANY of the Republicans over BHO, including, God forbid, Romney or Paul.


27 posted on 12/02/2011 2:04:41 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

Yes, I agree with you on the “I’ll NEVER vote for him” thing.

I also will vote for the nominee, but it won’t be because “no one is perfect.” And in the meantime, I’d like to see which candidate’s imperfections can be managed with the least amount of risk to the nation, hence the various discussions.

Can’t remember who said it — Steyn brought it up last week — but the idea is it’s better to make the wrong person do the right thing than to sit around interminably waiting to find the right person to do the right thing!


28 posted on 12/02/2011 2:12:02 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

Good analysis. I hadn’t thought about how Newt would impact the Rats. He’s not my first choice, but if he’s the nominee I’ll vote for him. I think he can overcome the negatives, but as your analysis points out it’s not a slam dunk.


29 posted on 12/02/2011 2:22:39 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will’s one of the alleged GOP elite, that makes him a shiitehead in my book.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 2:37:08 PM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman. Cain looks better and better.)
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To: wmfights

We’ll just have to see how this rolls out. In the meantime, I’m giving some of the other candidates a second look.

I actually started the primary season inclined toward Newt. I’d heard him on Hannity so many times over the last years, I assumed he had changed and stablized. Now, going down Memory Lane with him, I’m not so sure.

Like a caller to Rush said, Newt is like the bad boyfriend you broke up with over and over. Then, after he’s been gone a decade or so, one day he shows up with flowers and candy and you think, okay, he’s changed and charming. And you take him back.

The problem is what often happens next is you find out he’s still cheating on you with the Democrats and you think, WHAT THE CRAPPOLA WAS I THINKING??


31 posted on 12/02/2011 2:37:25 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG
I've liked Perry from the get go because I can look at a 10 yr record as Gov and I see a solid conservative. He's stumbled in the debates but his positions on the issues are solid.

I think after SC & FL we will have a good idea who the alternative to Romney is and then we have to figure out if they are really a conservative.

32 posted on 12/02/2011 3:00:42 PM PST by wmfights (PERRY 2012)
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To: Jim from C-Town
I have a suspicion that the glue for his hair piece is causing mental problems.

Specifically, what did Will say that was false?

33 posted on 12/02/2011 3:31:23 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

I didn’t say he lied. I said he was irrelevant and mentally challenged.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 3:59:43 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: samantha

He received private servicing from Callista, his professional subordinate, while still married to his second wife.

The man is scum.


35 posted on 12/02/2011 6:01:42 PM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

I have to agree.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 9:10:47 PM PST by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. leader for America the Beautiful...Go Herman Cain.)
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To: Hugin

The man leaves me with the same taste in the back of my throat as did Nixon and Clinton.

And, unlike most Freepers, I got a chance to briefly meet Nixon (and Johnson), as a young lad, and they both made me think of stagnant swamp water and that misty stink that rises above landfills. Gingrich is more of the same.

Fact is, the Big Money has chosen to fill the boobs’ television sets with pictures of the Black Messiah until 2016. Nothing anyone can do will change this.


37 posted on 12/03/2011 4:27:56 PM PST by warchild9
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To: InterceptPoint

I read Will’s latest column in NRO. It drips with contempt for Newt. THe hatred is vampid. I’m not sure why, but clearly it runs deep.

Newt is Newt. We know this, but to say he is Marxist, a phony etc. undermines Will’s commentary.

He seems to hate Romney too. HIs wife works for Perry.

At this point, I don’t see how the country under any circumstance will vote for Obama. The man has no ideas. The vast majority of Americans are smarter than Obama and know it.

I put my hat in for Newt four weeks ago, and still have no remorse.


38 posted on 12/04/2011 5:03:03 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Jim from C-Town

He wears a hair piece? ARe you sure?


39 posted on 12/04/2011 5:04:08 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: warchild9

Here we go again. Why not check out your facts. This is not what happened, but then again if this is your criteria then Romney must be your man.


40 posted on 12/04/2011 5:05:17 AM PST by nikos1121
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