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Newt Versus the Ruling Class
Townhall.com ^ | 12/14/2011 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 12/14/2011 1:46:16 PM PST by Servant of the Cross

The media elite and the Republican ruling class are remarkably similar in their political projection for the coming year. Journalists spent the entire year savaging every fast-rising challenger to Mitt Romney. The GOPs power pundits became equally agitated at the sniff of a conservative anywhere near the top of the GOP pack. It's the odor of extremism that both the elites in the media and the GOP have detested -- always.

So here we are, on the cusp of the election year, and both these groups have one primary target: Newt Gingrich. Both are using the same ammo: Newt is too unstable, immature, flawed and arrogant. Or as power pundit Peggy Noonan put it, Newt is "a human hand grenade who walks around with his hand on the pin, saying, 'Watch this!'" The Washington Post's political cartoonist drew him as a suicide bomber. (snip)

The ruling class is losing control of its senses. Maybe, just maybe, the country class has found its champion.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; rulingclass

1 posted on 12/14/2011 1:46:24 PM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

IBNH (In Before Newt Haters.)


2 posted on 12/14/2011 1:49:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The irony is... if they hadn’t destroyed all the alternatives the conservative vote would of split and Romney may have been able to win it in a squeaker.

They even manipulated the calendar to move Florida up and make it winner take all ... just to help Romney...

and now it’s all backfired.

The conservative vote is squarely behind Gingrich and Gingrich is massively ahead in Florida :)

poor little Mittens


3 posted on 12/14/2011 1:50:47 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Newt may be a loose cannon, but at least he is firing at the right target: Obama. The rest of the field is firing at each other.


4 posted on 12/14/2011 1:53:55 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Revolting cat!

“IBNH (In Before Newt Haters.)”\

Once they get past their moral outrage and Newt has a garrote around B. Hussein,s neck and his lips are turning purpler, they’ll remember why we like Newt for the job at hand. He didn’t push through the Contract and become Speaker of the cutthroats by being a pushover. I know Boehner wakes up every morning hoping the polls are wrong...


5 posted on 12/14/2011 1:56:39 PM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

They are against Newt because they just so happen to have already been in the bag for Romney. This in no way reflects on whether Newt is also part of the establishment (psst, he is).


6 posted on 12/14/2011 2:05:06 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Servant of the Cross

Newt is a progressive not a Conservative and Newt is a D.C. insider not an anti-establishment candidate. Good gosh Newt is the GOP establishment. You don’t get more establishment then Speaker of the House. Outsiders are not getting $30,000 per hour for “strategic advice”. Outsiders are not getting $60,000 for showing up and speaking at political events. Yeah D.C. out sider, anti-establishment Newt, yeah right.


7 posted on 12/14/2011 2:07:48 PM PST by jpsb
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To: newheart

Great analogy. Here’s your prize. Presidential horse-race- scroll down to read what was happening during the race.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2011/10/horse_race_politics_an_animation_of_the_2012_republican_campaign.html?GT1=38001


8 posted on 12/14/2011 2:23:44 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: jpsb

I think a lot of people here are doing exactly what we did in 2008. They tried to convince themselves that they liked McCain even though they knew he wasn’t the “straight-talking maverick” he claimed to be. Same thing with Gingrich...most are trying to convince themselves he’s really conservative when we know he’s not.


9 posted on 12/14/2011 2:28:05 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: sodpoodle
Presidential horse-race

That really is cool. Thanks.

10 posted on 12/14/2011 2:31:49 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Just to prove how important it is for us to vote the Marxist and his evil cadre out of the WH next November I am willing to vote for CFR member Newt McCain. Why he doesn’t like right wing engineering is beyond me.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 2:32:11 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Avoid fundamental transformation at warp speed. Slow it down a little w/ Newt.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Duh, how do you remove a former speaker from claim of membership in the ruling class, people were not paying him millions in lobby fees because he was skinny., no they were paying for access.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 2:38:57 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: jpsb

If Newt were a career political ‘insider’ he would still be in Congress. He was re-elected by his Georgia constituents just before he stepped down as SOH and left the House of his own accord. Commenting on his departure, Gingrich said, “I’m willing to lead but I’m not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. My only fear would be that if I tried to stay, it would just overshadow whoever my successor is.”

Using his political experience as a consultant - after leaving office - was legal. He also wrote books and lectured. What would you have done?


13 posted on 12/14/2011 2:41:58 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: newheart

“Newt may be a loose cannon, but at least he is firing at the right target: Obama. The rest of the field is firing at each other.”

Right on. When Newt does fire the cannon it is aimed at Obama. The other Republicans candidates are part of the circular firing squad.


14 posted on 12/14/2011 3:37:03 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Servant of the Cross
America's Ruling Class - And the perils of a Revolution is the American Spectator article that Bozell mentioned.

The Lost Decade (Courtesy of America's Ruling Class)

Angelo M. Codevilla wrote both. They're long, but I enjoyed them.

15 posted on 12/15/2011 7:41:09 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: newheart
The rest of the field is firing at each other.

ROFL, the ever present and proverbial GOP circular firing squad!

16 posted on 12/16/2011 9:41:30 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Revolting cat!
IBNH (In Before Newt Haters.)

You made it, just barely. The drooling posse of idiots was hot on your tail.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 1:49:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Servant of the Cross

The crap that the mediots throw at Noot is way over the top, but Noot has hurt us deeply in the recent past. - They should love him.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 2:53:04 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: sodpoodle; jpsb

>> “Using his political experience as a consultant - after leaving office - was legal.” <<

.
That’s only because congress has exempted themselves from all of the laws.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 2:59:53 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

>> “The drooling posse of idiots was hot on your tail.” <<

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The Noot sycophants were chasing him?


20 posted on 12/16/2011 3:02:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: jessduntno
He didn’t push through the Contract and become Speaker of the cutthroats by being a pushover. I know Boehner wakes up every morning hoping the polls are wrong...

Boehner can't even comprehend the challenges Newt faced leading up to the Republican Revolution. Newt may not be my favorite, but the man's a fighter and a believer, and that's what we need. He believed in Republicans retaking the House back when nobody else did.
21 posted on 12/16/2011 6:12:40 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Servant of the Cross

I knew my instincts were right!

Newt and I are brothers from another mother!


22 posted on 12/16/2011 6:26:43 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing Newt!)
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To: af_vet_rr

Boehner may be a heavy drinker! He has all the symptoms.

Overly emotional

Willing to compromise principles

Lieing to make himself seem unexpendable

Sounds like he has a mouth full of gravel when he speaks

Watery eyes

Easily swayed from convictions important to those he feels are truly important

Not convicted to any cause other than his own

Just a few I’ve noticed in the few times I’ve seen him.

Anyone else notice this?

I think he is a heavy drunk addicted to the power that buys him the best life ever for a drunk


23 posted on 12/16/2011 6:48:44 PM PST by Randy Larsen (I'm backing Newt!)
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To: Randy Larsen

It’s really shocking when you look at what Gingrich accomplished in 1994 compared to Boehner. Boehner may try to claim credit for 2010, but that was all Tea Party and Boehner benefited from them. Plus he hasn’t done a good job of welding House Republicans into an effective tool to use against the Democrats.


24 posted on 12/16/2011 7:20:47 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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