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GOP candidates for Congress bullish on Gingrich at top of ticket
MSNBC ^ | Dec 16, 2011 | By Michael O'Brien

Posted on 12/16/2011 1:04:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson

The hottest argument in Republican circles these days isn’t about immigration, taxes or even health care policy. It’s about New Gingrich and whether nominating him as the party standard-bearer would be disastrous or providential.

The pundits and professional consultants have weighed in on the question in a largely negative manner but many of the Republican candidates seeking election to Congress next fall don’t appear to share the concerns the GOP establishment seems to have about the impact Gingrich would have on downballot races as their presidential nominee. A dozen of the GOP’s top recruits to run for Congress, part of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program for 35 promising candidates, said in interviews with NBCPolitics.com over the last week that they’re not worried about running with the former House speaker at the top at the ticket. Some are downright excited about the prospect.

"I’ve been telling people all along that Newt is the real thing, and he’s substantially different than when he was Speaker of the House," said Dave Garrison, the Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett in Texas.

“I think for my race, my views are more in line with Newt Gingrich, and if the base rallies behind a Newt Gingrich-like candidate, it will benefit me,” said another Republican running for Congress in the southwestern U.S., who asked for anonymity in order to speak candidly about the race. “I think Newt’s a more exciting candidate; he’s going to bring more attention to the conservative cause.”

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Gingrich's Package deal for the TEA Party Rebellion: Take the White House, take the Senate, continue building the tea party majority in the House, continue taking control of state and local governments, flush the liberal activist judiciary, repeal ObamaCare, repeal/abolish all of Obama's Marxist government, cut and flatten the taxes, reestablish and enforce the tenth amendment, cut regulations, dump the EPA, build the pipelines and drill baby drill, cut entitlement spending by privatizing social security and medicare, cut deficits, balance the budget, drop Obama's idiotic lawsuits against our states, enforce the border, rebuild our military, free our free economy and put our free people back to work!! First with the Reagan Revolution, then the Republican Revolution and now the TEA Party Revolution!! Go, Newt!!

Rebellion is brewing!!

1 posted on 12/16/2011 1:04:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
New Gingrich

New Gingrich? Is that a typo or is that what we're calling him now? You know, the "New" Newt.

2 posted on 12/16/2011 1:07:29 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to hear from you...I’ve been getting concerned that I was alone with my feelings/support for NEWT!


3 posted on 12/16/2011 1:08:18 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Jim Robinson
don’t appear to share the concerns the GOP establishment seems to have about the impact Gingrich would have on downballot races as their presidential nominee

First I've heard that there was any concern about downballot races.

If anything, having any candidate at the top who leaves GOP voters with any sort of queasy feeling will lead to even greater voter intensity downballot.

Plus, most conservatives understand that whoever is President, we must elect as many conservatives to the House and Senate, as well as governorships, as possible. To help push the agenda AND to keep POTUS on track.

4 posted on 12/16/2011 1:09:45 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great platform JR - I hope he is interviewed at length or preferably buys time to state exactly those proposals.

He has the Congressional knowledge and experience to get it done.

Damn the torpedoes and get Newt in the chute!!!


5 posted on 12/16/2011 1:12:31 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: fightinJAG

Note; ALL things negative is strategy of the ‘rats’ and the lamestream! NEWT scares the hell out of everyone who lives off the gubr’mint’s teet - ‘fawning media’ included!


6 posted on 12/16/2011 1:14:13 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt is a commin’...... and thar’s gonna to be a new Sheriff in town.

It’s not just about another election, it’s about the survival of our country and the future of our grandchildren. On this, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.

GO NEWT GO.........


7 posted on 12/16/2011 1:14:44 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, I for one can only say that Newt energizes me and Mitt demoralizes me. I want to be excited next November, not indifferent about what happens.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 1:16:16 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: fightinJAG

[Elite] GOP criticism of Newt Gingrich is mounting

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-12-16/gingrich-criticism-GOP/52007338/1

Excerpt:

Pundits from columnist George Will to former president George H.W. Bush Cabinet member William Bennett to Red State blogger Erick Erickson have questioned Gingrich’s conservatism, his temperament and his sometimes contradictory positions. The National Review, a conservative magazine, editorialized against Gingrich on its website Wednesday, saying that Republicans have a chance to take control of both Congress and the White House but “to nominate (Gingrich) would be to blow this opportunity.”


9 posted on 12/16/2011 1:17:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Snip: “I think what we want at the top of the ticket is someone who’s smart and articulate and is willing to challenge the status quo,” said Mark Meadows, a House candidate in North Carolina.

Go Newt!
10 posted on 12/16/2011 1:17:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I agree. Newt has a lot of payback saved up that he'd like to pass out to the democrat thugs as well as the RINO crew who were against him when he was Speaker so I think he'd be far less inclined to compromise and make deals that some folks seem to think he would be. He'd probably like nothing better than to see a lot of the familiar faces in both parties replaced with Tea Part folks.

Regards

11 posted on 12/16/2011 1:19:20 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: fightinJAG
If anything, having any candidate at the top who leaves GOP voters with any sort of queasy feeling will lead to even greater voter intensity downballot.

Nah. If a lukewarm candidate (i.e, Romney) gets nominated, you just get lukewarm, middling intensity for everything else. Whereas having a real leader who can actually inspire, can yield great surges down ballot.
12 posted on 12/16/2011 1:20:50 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: RockinRight

Perhaps we should refer to him as Newtron (Neutron), because he is going to blow Obama and the democrats War on America off of it’s foundation.... and he’s going to do that intelligently and very quickly.

GO NEWT GO..............


13 posted on 12/16/2011 1:23:01 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: cotton1706

The sane, safe and legal, don’t say or do anything to rock the boat, call the lawyers first Mitt Romney won’t energize anyone. Newt’s pulling in the conservative base and tea party patriots 2:1 or better over Romney. The only conservatives who vote for Romney will do so by holding their noses. Excitement with Romney? No, it’d definitely be a lesser of two weevils vote.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 1:23:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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Bump!


15 posted on 12/16/2011 1:26:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That is just it. The GOP is trying to cram Mitt Romney down our throats. I will have none of it. Go Newt. I am surprised at Michelle Bachmann for being the willing pitbull for the RINO establishment in attacking Newt. It is quite obvious now that she has avoiding attacking Mitt.


16 posted on 12/16/2011 1:27:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Jim Robinson
"I’ve been telling people all along that Newt is the real thing, and he’s substantially different than when he was Speaker of the House," said Dave Garrison...
 
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Unfortunately this is true. Newt WAS conservative when he was Mr. Speaker. His record since he left office....
 

Much more liberal.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 1:29:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Jim Robinson
George Will, Bill Bennett, and Erick Erickson--three einsteins who have zero campaigns for elective office combined. Yeah I think we should listen to their voices of experience.
18 posted on 12/16/2011 1:29:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Parley Baer

I think Bachmann’s just trying to peel away enough supporters from Newt so she can hopefully scrape on by remaining relevant through Iowa.

Like an analogy I read earlier, she’s like a drowning person clawing to remain afloat, who will inevitably drag others down with her.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 1:33:06 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Parley Baer
It was obvious as soon as she said " I am a serious candidate for president" that she is running for Romney's veep. Serious candidates don't have to tell you who they are.
20 posted on 12/16/2011 1:33:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gator113

Or The Newterer, because he’s going to do that to Obama.

His policies will be Newtonian.

His economic plans are called Newtonomics.

He has Newtmentum.

I could do this all day...


21 posted on 12/16/2011 1:34:32 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt will bring innovative change, eg; limit judges. Mitt will not shake up the old boy network.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 1:35:16 PM PST by 2007 Crusader (2007 Crusader)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt will bring innovative change, eg; limit judges. Mitt will not shake up the old boy network.


23 posted on 12/16/2011 1:35:35 PM PST by 2007 Crusader (2007 Crusader)
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To: Jim Robinson
First of all--God Bless You, and John, for all you do for the Conservative cause!

And--thanks for this post of yours! It is really encouraging

One thing I wish somebody would shout from the rooftops is how ALL Federal employess--including ALL Congress Critters--DO have PRIVATE Social Security Accounts; it's called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

And I would be willing to bet (a small sum!:)that it has netted all those Dim hypocrites a nice little nest-egg since 1985, when the Fed made it mandatory that all new-hires enroll under FERS--Federal Employment Retirement System, and offered those under the old system-- CSRS (Civil Service Retirement System)--the opportunity to switch over to FERS.

FERS is really just Social Security--BUT anyone who switched over from CSRS in 1985, or who was employed after 1985, was given the opportunity to have a TSP accounts--which allowed them to put a small percentage of their income into (GASP!!) the Stock Market--and other kinds of PRIVATE investment entities, including ones that were high risk--but earned a higher rate of return.

If Newt were to bring this up--it would put the Dims on the defensive immediately, and (I think) shut them up effectively whenever they think about screaming and ranting about "privatizing Social Security.

I know of one Fed employee who, in a short period of 7 years, accumulated $50,000--with only the maximum investment allowed and with matching Fed funds. Just imagine how much moola Frank and Dodd and the other Dim have accumulated in thier TSP accounts! Would make an interesting WaPo article (in our dreams!)

24 posted on 12/16/2011 1:38:28 PM PST by milagro
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To: Responsibility2nd

If there’s a liberal bone in his body (which I sincerely doubt) he’d still be infinitely less liberal than the second place, second rate Mitt Romney. And much more reliable than the third place third rate, Ron Paul. Bachmann’s a great conservative congressperson, but sorry, she doesn’t hold a candle to Newt’s actual conservative accomplishments and can’t compete against the depth of his real world knowledge and experience. Nor can Santorum. And Perry’s got a huge mountain to move to make it into the top tier. But it is a mountain of his own doing, so maybe he can move it. But, meanwhile, if it’s Newt vs Romney, I’m with Newt all the way.


25 posted on 12/16/2011 1:40:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: RockinRight

I give.... you win. LOL


26 posted on 12/16/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: RockinRight

Isaac Newton’s law of gravity: goes up - falls down.

Newton Gingrich’s law: falls down - gets up.


27 posted on 12/16/2011 1:45:09 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Actually I believe that Gingrich will at least attempt to make these things happen, the others I know will not even attempt.


28 posted on 12/16/2011 1:45:17 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well since his record says he will do what he says he will do, what is the platform he is running on now. His platform as per his website is solidly conservative.


29 posted on 12/16/2011 1:46:10 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Palin didn't run, The Presidency was Her's for the taking)
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To: cotton1706
“Well, I for one can only say that Newt energizes me ...”

It's good news for Newt that the down-ticket candidates support him. However, I worry that a Newt nomination will “energize” the Democrats (and some moderates and independents) just as a Pelosi nomination by the Democrats would energize us. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any good alternatives among the current crop of candidates.

30 posted on 12/16/2011 1:47:10 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: Responsibility2nd

Okay, what is so “liberal” about him? Because he sat with Pelosi on a couch? He admitted that was dumb, and AFAIK he’s anything but an avowed AGWist. He’s said multiple times on record that he believes evidence on human-induced climate change to be inconclusive. What better could you ask for?

Or because he supposedly called the Ryan plan ‘right-wing social engineering’—a statement which was entirely taken out of context if you listen to his explanation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hCTM2hzMvrY

Bah. I’m half-tempted to start a substantive list refuting annoying these mischaracterizations with appropriate counter-evidence.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 1:47:46 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: RockinRight
New Gingrich? Is that a typo or is that what we're calling him now? You know, the "New" Newt.

I have seen a few articles online and on FR that refer to him as Gingrich 2.0. So, 'New' may be appropriate.

I just wonder which one would show up at the WH, if elected -- the original, the lobbyiest/influence peddler/consultant of the last decade, or the new reinvented-for-election 2.0.
32 posted on 12/16/2011 1:48:05 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: milagro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_United_States_Congress_by_longevity_of_service

Term limits NOW!!!!

And take their staff with them. Staff are the true power brokers. No revolving doors.


33 posted on 12/16/2011 1:49:32 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

One thing I thought about during last night’s debate:

Newt’s understanding of the true intent of the judiciary could singlehandedly do more to stop the liberal agenda than anything else. Imagine actually destroying and re-building the 9th Circus court!


34 posted on 12/16/2011 1:50:07 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Unfortunately this is true. Newt WAS conservative when he was Mr. Speaker. His record since he left office.... Much more liberal."

Don't worry about Newt!

If he wins the presidency he will not be satisfied with being just another Big Government President.

As a student and maker of history, Newt will want to achieve a legacy for the history books.

He will revert to the old Newt.

He will not let the opportunity slip away!

Elect Newt ans be ready to help him restore America's greatness again.

We must not stop being activists.

We can help him erase every vestige of Obama in less than a year!

35 posted on 12/16/2011 1:50:22 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: riverdawg

I’m coming around to the idea that if Newt can win us over, he can win swing voters over, too.


36 posted on 12/16/2011 1:51:32 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: riverdawg

I know. Just like our attacks on our Islamic terrorist enemy energized them and their attacks on us would have actually intensified (had they not been dead).


37 posted on 12/16/2011 1:52:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Rashputin
Newt has a lot of payback saved up that he'd like to pass out to the democrat thugs

And so do the Dems.

Gingrich initiated the Speaker Jim Wright investigation and subsequent resignation. Gingrich was in charge of the House impeachment of Bill Clinton.

They would come loaded for bear. A President Gingrich would have to stay on his knees to placate the Tea Party. If he lost the House, the Dems would initiate impeachment proceedings in their first 100 minutes.
38 posted on 12/16/2011 1:52:40 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Utmost Certainty
Okay, what is so “liberal” about him?
 
Since you asked....
 
 
Is Newt Gingrich liberal?  You better believe it.  In fact, he has a long record of standing for just about everything that the Tea Party is supposed to be against.  Newt Gingrich has long supported an individual mandate for health care, he supported the Wall Street bailouts, he supported the funding of Planned Parenthood, he did a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi and he has made tens of millions of dollars lobbying for liberal causes.  In addition, he has a personal life which will make him unelectable when put up against Barack Obama in a general election.  So what in the world are Republicans thinking?  This is not the guy to hitch our wagon to.  Are Republicans really going to nominate a guy who co-sponsored 418 bills with Nancy Pelosi?  Newt Gingrich is so liberal that someone needs to tell him that he is in the wrong political party.  Newt Gingrich is not just a RINO ("Republican In Name Only").  He is a progressive socialist and a consummate Washington insider.  He represents everything that the Tea Party is supposed to be fighting to get out of Washington.

If you plan on voting for Newt Gingrich, please read the rest of the information below first. 

The following are 10 reasons why Newt Gingrich is liberal....

#1 Newt Gingrich was promoting the principles of Obamacare before Obamacare was even invented.  Republicans are supposed to be against Obamacare, and yet a huge percentage of them are supporting a candidate that was pushing an individual mandate way before Obamacare was ever even invented.
In June 2007, Gingrich made the following statement....
“Personal responsibility extends to the purchase of health insurance. Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.”
That doesn't sound very conservative.

Gingrich says that he will repeal Obamacare, but back in 2008 Gingrich wrote a book entitled "Real Change" in which he endorsed an individual health care mandate.

So should we believe what Gingrich is saying now or should we believe what he has been saying for nearly 20 years?

#2 Before he was running for president, he was running around the country with Al Sharpton promoting the socialist education policies of the Obama administration.

#3 Back in 2008 Gingrich actually did a television commercial with Nancy Pelosi in which he declared that "our country must take action to address climate change".

#4 Not only that, Gingrich also has promoted the idea of a "cap and trade" carbon trading scheme.  Back in 2007, Gingrich said the following....
“I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good. And frankly, it’s something I would strongly support.”
#5 While he was in Congress, Newt Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills with Nancy Pelosi.  

#6 As we have seen during the recent debates, Gingrich openly supports amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

#7 In 2008 Newt Gingrich declared that he would have voted for the TARP bailout if he was still a member of Congress.

#8 While Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House the amount of taxes collected by the U.S. government soared from $1.001 trillion to $1.511 trillion.

#9 Newt Gingrich is a big time Washington insider that is often paid huge sums of money for doing next to nothing.  Gingrich has said that he was paid $300,000 for "work" that he did for Freddie Mac, but according to Bloomberg he actually earned somewhere between $1.6 million and $1.8 million between 1999 and 2008.

So what did he do for Freddie Mac?  Gingrich claims that he warned Freddie Mac about the housing bubble, but the report by Bloomberg disputes this....
None of the former Freddie Mac officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Gingrich raised the issue of the housing bubble or was critical of Freddie Mac’s business model.
It turns out that much of the "work" that Gingrich was expected to do never actually got done....
Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with his work in 2006 say Gingrich was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf of the company’s public-private structure that would resonate with conservatives seeking to dismantle it.

He was expected to provide written material that could be circulated among free-market conservatives in Congress and in outside organizations, said two former company executives familiar with Gingrich’s role at the firm. He didn’t produce a white paper or any other document the firm could use on its behalf, they said.
#10 The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of "moral values", but they are getting ready to send someone to the White House that has a track record that would make Bill Clinton blush.

The following is how a recent Business Insider article described the "skeletons in the closet" from his personal life....
Newt's personal baggage is either weird or scary. He married his high-school geometry teacher. He cheated on her and divorced her while she had cancer. So he married Marianne Ginther six months later. But that wasn't to last.


Gingrich conducted a tawdry affair behind her back with one of his staffers while making political hay out of Clinton's affair with a White House intern. He then divorced Marianne and married the staffer. 
How in the world can Republicans be supporting this guy?

For more on the personal life of Newt Gingrich, please check out this video.

We desperately need to educate Republicans about this guy while there is still time.

The following is from a recent opinion piece authored by U.S. Senator Rand Paul for The Des Moines Register....

Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the outrageous $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, bailouts — “one of the most unpopular government programs in American history,” even according to President Obama’s own Treasury Department.


Both Romney and Gingrich have been outspoken and unapologetic supporters of the individual mandate. This is the heart and soul of ObamaCare.


Since the tea party started as a reaction to Republicans who voted for TARP, and was strengthened into a national political force during the fight over ObamaCare, I believe this disqualifies both Romney and Gingrich from tea party support.

But Paul was not finished there.  He went on to list many more reasons why Gingrich is not qualified to lead the Republican Party....

Gingrich began his career as a Rockefeller Republican from the liberal wing of the party. And though he has often spoken and occasionally acted like he left that wing, it is clear from his flip-flops and multiple “apologies” that his heart is still there.


His record features “highlights” such as global warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi, support for cap-and-trade, funding Planned Parenthood, and, recently, announcing that life does not begin at conception.


Not only that, but Gingrich took money as a Freddie Mac lobbyist — one of the well-known government-backed agencies that served as a root cause of the financial meltdown of 2008.


While one candidate in the race, my father, Rep. Ron Paul, was publicly warning about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the crisis they were helping to create, Gingrich was earning millions to not only endorse but also promote the status quo.


One group of Gingrich’s also took in nearly $40 million promoting big-government ideas, such as the individual mandate.


His lobbying and promotion of the housing crisis and the health care mandate have helped to make him a wealthy man, but they have also put him outside the conservative mainstream on most issues.


In conclusion, Paul claimed that Gingrich is not even a conservative....

So I will conclude by saying two things: Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative.


He is part of the Washington establishment I was sent to fight. He has been wrong on many of the major issues of the day, and he has taken money from those who helped cause the housing crisis and create millions of foreclosures.

Rand Paul is right - the reality is that Newt Gingrich is a rabid liberal and no Republican should ever cast a single vote for him.


 


39 posted on 12/16/2011 1:53:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Gator113
"Perhaps we should refer to him as Newtron (Neutron), because he is going to blow Obama and the democrats War on America off of it’s foundation.... and he’s going to do that intelligently and very quickly."

The Newtron Bomb will sweep away the Obama people but leave the buildings intact!

40 posted on 12/16/2011 1:54:29 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Gator113

NEWTCLEAR


41 posted on 12/16/2011 1:55:58 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Leto
His platform as per his website is solidly conservative

Like 'legalizing' somewhere between 3 and 30 million illegals?


42 posted on 12/16/2011 1:56:53 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson
I've slipped into a FReaky parallel universe...

Maybe I missed the transition, but when did FR become a place that cheers for Newt Gingrich for President? I guess things have gotten so bad, even he looks good now.

Don't get me wrong, I'll be voting for the (R) no matter what next November -- Obama is a force of destruction that hates our country, but my enthusiasm for upcoming election is completely gone.

Rah-Rah Newt? No thanks.

43 posted on 12/16/2011 1:58:13 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (we're stumbling towards Romney....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt’s right. Get this show out of the ditch the Dems have driven it into with their total idiocy, and back onto the road.


44 posted on 12/16/2011 2:04:08 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt is not a lawyer, but he knows the LAW better than they do!


45 posted on 12/16/2011 2:04:15 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: going hot

That’s even better. ;>)


46 posted on 12/16/2011 2:08:16 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: FightforFreedomCA

Watch this. If you can’t cheer this then your cheer bone is broken:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKX2zQbtEQc


47 posted on 12/16/2011 2:08:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

” ... when did FR become a place that cheers for Newt Gingrich for President? I guess things have gotten so bad, even he looks good now.”

Unfortunately, that’s the situation we are now in.


48 posted on 12/16/2011 2:10:41 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: Jim Robinson

this is the time that Sarah Palin needs to come out and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich.. her endorsement now would automatically send the Niki Haley, Chris Christi, Ann Coulter ect,ect endorsements of Romney(who wouldn’t be seen with the Tea Party) to the who cares level and put the values of the Tea Party front and center again.. Palin’s endorsement(against the establishment.. let’s remember she threw out the Republican establishment in Alaska) might create an unstoppable Gingrich momentum like Reagan got in 1980 to where Romney couldn’t stop it.. her endorsement would be HUGE


49 posted on 12/16/2011 2:18:14 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Jim Robinson

OK, that I liked. Not ready to order a bumper sticker yet, but will try to keep an open mind towards Newt. Blessings...


50 posted on 12/16/2011 2:23:47 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (we're stumbling towards Romney....)
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