Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich is GOPís Frankenstein monster come to life [Barf Alert!]
Posted on 12/10/2011 9:11:37 AM PST by TBBT
The panic of the GOPs Washington establishment has become, well, entertaining. The conservative movement that they have designed and programmed so carefully is in the process of going rogue on them, and that rogue has a name: Newt Gingrich.
And in so many ways, they have brought this on themselves. He is their creation.
If you indoctrinate your members to believe that compromise equates to failure, if that becomes a core principle in your movements identity, how can you demand they compromise by accepting Mitt Romney as their nominee? Is that not failure on the most important decision the party can make?
If you tell them that being Republican requires obedience to every single tenet of Republican doctrine George Will this week noted that the party is more ideologically homogenous than ever in 156 years of competing for the presidency how can you sell them on a candidate who is so transparently insincere in embracing that doctrine? Isnt that a betrayal? (Gingrich is equally insincere; hes just much better at hiding it.)
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I’ll have some of what this author is smoking.
Liberals are in a panic. I LOVE IT......!
Sure u can, just look at Karl Rove.
More Leftist drivel.
They know Newt has very good maps to what's in their closets and that he has no reason to want them to stay in office if they can be replaced by a Tea Party candidate or even just a fresh Republican face.
Come to think about it, it makes sense.
As much sense as your mindless hatred.
Exactly.....the liberals know that if Newt gets elected, they are done. Everyone has baggage, I don’t care who it is. At this point and time, this country best put someone in office that actually cares about this country and its well being. Would Newt make mistakes along the way? Sure, anyone would. We don’t and never will live in a utopia.....but we can learn from the last three years and decide we won’t do this again.
At least some of us won’t have to pretend surprise when he’s trailing by 10% a week out from the election.
They say legislation is like making sausage. I guess if I am a Republican legislator, then I should compromise and allow a little or some dog excrement in the mix for the American people to enjoy.
Newt's list of progressive tendencies is quite long. Siding with Pelosi on the couch was bad enough. Stating the Era of Reagan was over is not something that conservatives should overlook.
The party elite know Gingrich; they understand that proposing to put Newt in position to be president of the United States would, in its own way, be as grossly irresponsible as putting someone like Sarah Palin in that role.
The GOP “elite” do not dictate to the conservatives in this country and neither does the liberal media. It’s all rather untidy in elitist politically correct land, but that’s life, Jay boy.
They say "rogue" like it's a bad thing.
“Exactly.....the liberals know that if Newt gets elected, they are done. Everyone has baggage, I dont care who it is.”
If Gingrich gets elected...America is done. Yes, everyone has baggage, but not to the extent Gingrich has.
He’s a phony...do just a LITTLE homework on him.
100% American Conservative Union rating! I like Newt and he is kicking butt!
And Willard Romney is betrothed to us through an arranged marriage that we do not desire.
It is mostly drivel, but the “establishment Republicans” have brought it upon themselves by catering to the leftists. If they had any principles, someone like Mitt or Newt would never have a snowball’s chance of making a viable run and would be relegated to third party stabs.
I’m guessing that details of his new global warming book will be leaked at just the right time to make people wish they had vetted him properly before it was too late.
Unfortunately once a political Justin Beiber takes the stage, all questions about him are met with screams of liberal troll etc.
Even if this were true (which it's not), after the sham of the Obama campaign and presidency, the liberal media world and Democratic party can cram it all up their collective @$$ and rotate.
That is one of the things I like about Newt, we know what’s in those bags. Hopefully, that precludes the media from the gotchas that ruined Cain.
I don’t think Mitt has much baggage, just one empty suit.
That trait has proved useful, producing a party base that to a large degree is immune to outside influence. But in these circumstances, what mechanisms do you use to convince the base that Gingrich would be a disaster to the party and to the country? How do you reach them? You cant use the mainstream media, and moderate voices preaching caution from Washington simply have no impact.
The Democrat party is utterly immune to outside influence because the mainstream media will not "preach caution" about their candidate. A media that roots through Sarah Palin's garbage but cannot report a word about Obama's secret past, or his associations with violent terrorists and black liberationist preachers has fully succeeded in isolating its base from facts much less from opinion.
Believe me, I loved Reagan but he also gave the Dims what they wanted in a lot of instances to achieve his own agenda, the worst of which was SS reform and amnesty.
Everytime a new poll comes out showing Newt pulling away from Romney Tokyo’s head starts to spin around.
You are right. I figured as establishment and bruised egos from when Newt was speaker they would try to defeat him, but I hadn’t thought of their jobs or at least power if Newt and Tea party people hold the power. They are all desperate: rinos, Dems, and the Media. We must not fall for any of their warfare. Hold strong for Newt, he loves America and loves Israel and out to defend us against Islamic terrorism. Keep focused. Repealing Obamacare, balancing the budget, Washington having to abide by the laws they create for us and a hundred other good things are the cherries on top.
“That is one of the things I like about Newt, we know whats in those bags.”
How can we possibly know EVERYTHING? Gingrich has been a political and a moral whore for years.
I betcha there’s some really disgusting stuff being held back by the NYT and the WaPo. They’re just waiting until after the primary to shovel it all out of their vaults.
You can say that about any party's candidate. In some way or other, the candidate is the party's or the movement's creation because they formed and chose the candidate. That's true of very different candidates. The fact that so many conservative opinion writers are critical or skeptical about Newt suggests ways in which he's not the conservative movement's creation.
Choke on it, rats.
Take your little hatred comment over to DU, they say they are all about feelings there, so I am told, you would feel at home.
Using the Reagan legacy to make other candidates look better has been tried before without success. Just ask all the Giuliani and Romney supporters. If you can find one. This is 2011 not the 1980’s and Gingrich is not the second coming of Reagan. Period. Far, far from it!
Newt understands that dynamic very well, having helped to create it. He has made an ostentatious point of refusing to attack his fellow Republicans, saying he will not participate in a media conspiracy to divide the party. It is a great response, perfectly attuned to the mindset of the base, and you can expect to see him offer it repeatedly in tonights GOP debate from Iowa.
In fact, tonights debate on ABC is likely to be the most important of the partys two dozen or so forums, because it comes at a critical time. Unless Gingrich self-destructs, and soon, the party establishment and intelligentsia will have to spend the next few months trying to discredit him while shoving Romney down the throat of a GOP base that gags at the thought.
And maybe its whats left of my naivete, but I have to think that patriotism is also playing a role in that desperation. The party elite know Gingrich; they understand that proposing to put Newt in position to be president of the United States would, in its own way, be as grossly irresponsible as putting someone like Sarah Palin in that role.
It has been fascinating to watch the media attack on each and every candidate that rises above the rest. Every sin, real or imaginary, that they have even come close to committing is revealed with breathless prose. The latest media tactic is to try and laugh at the Republican field. Another tactic, at least as far as Newt, is to paint him as mentally unstable. I first became aware of this tactic last night when our local and popular radio hosts broached the subject.
Talk about projection!
Please see my tagline. This line is an example of the breathtakingly stupid variety.
I'll bet that Jay Bookman will be threatening (promising) to leave the country, if the GOP candidate is elected President.
So if it was between Newt and Obama....who would you vote for?