Skip to comments.Newt Says He's with Boehner Despite Media Reports to Contrary
Posted on 12/21/2011 3:31:12 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, the self-destruction, maybe, continues. From the Politico. Snerdley, are you sitting down? From the Politico: "Gingrich Sides with Obama on Payroll Tax." That's their headline. Now, let's read a little further. "President Obama has an unexpected ally in Newt Gingrich, who called on House Republicans to give up and make the payroll tax cut extension happen somehow." And here's their quote from Newt.
"'Incumbent presidents have enormous advantages. And I think what Republicans ought to do is whats right for America. They ought to do it calmly and pleasantly and happily,' Mr. Gingrich said when asked about the clash between President Barack Obama and House Republicans over extension of the payroll tax cut." Now, maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing where Newt says they should give in, but the Politico says that's what he's saying. So since we're talking optics and not substance, since the Politico says that Newt has caved and sides with Obama, whether he said it or not, that's what's being reported. And Hawkeye Cauci caucusers are now going to hear that Newt's siding with Obama on the payroll tax cut and urging the Republicans, just, come on, do it calmly and pleasantly, we can't beat an incumbent president, come on. Have too many advantages.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting it, too. "Gingrich to House Republicans: Give in on Payroll Tax." So you see, folks, we're like on the TV show Lost. It's just us on the island and the smoke monster is the Republican establishment. Gingrich says resistance to this is doomed in the Wall Street Journal. Resistance is doomed. "Its very hard for the legislative branch to outperform the president in communications. He has all the advantages of being one person. He has all the advantages of the White House as a backdrop, and my experience is presidents routinely win." In other words, bend over and grab the ankles, you cannot win this, so just get out of it as soon as you can, it's too complicated. Newt ought to know about losing to presidents, I guess.
RUSH: I just received an e-mail from Mr. Newt. Mr. Newt just sent me an e-mail. It says: "Urgent from Newt. I am with Boehner on the payroll tax fight. I am against Obama." Signed, Newt. And it is from his e-mail address. Now, the Politico and the Wall Street Journal both are reporting that Newt is suggesting that Boehner and the House Republicans give it up, that because Obama is the president he can't be beat on this. Now, when I read both of those stories, especially the Politico piece, I said, "I'm not sure that this says what the Politico headline says it says." I don't know why they would lie, but it's not unprecedented. The Politico and the Wall Street Journal are as unequivocal as you can get and yet Newt send me: "I'm with Boehner on the payroll tax fight. I'm against Obama." Those two outlets are saying Newt is suggesting that they let Obama have this. So that's the latest on that.
Shameful reporting (journ0lism) by the WSJ, yet typical for politico.
If I am not mistaken, the WSJ leans to the left, while the Opinion Journal leans to the right. So it is really not surprising
There have been nonstop hit pieces out on Newt from all sides. Even Cavuto had a voter on today from Iowa who asked Newt if he could be more humble. (on videotape of course) Asked him if he is arrogant and a narcissist. That voter was called “courageous” for confronting Newt like he is some kind of monster. I thought “Hmmm. Has anyone approached Romney with these idiotic things?” Fox is very obvious in who they favor. It is pathetic.
This is getting downright scary. Sites, journalists, analysts and even Fox News on a get NEWT bash. I used to trust and rely on what I believed to be conservative leaning sources..not anymore.
IF Romney is behind this...he would lie to become president and lacks any conscience.
Indeed - or even *gasp* approach Obama with such courage ;)
You’re likely right.
Sure Romney and his surrogates are behind it.
They’re all in for Romney. It’s his turn and GINGRICH has to be stopped.
He’s the only threat to Romney’s coronation.
The GOP should always be for tax cuts.
Maybe it’s not the boehner he had in mind?
“Newt ought to know about losing to presidents, I guess.”
Look what they did to Joe the Plumber.
Thanks, they need to make that clear, since the Democrats are trying to use that against them.
Romneybots will appear here to further this meme in 3,2,1....
Newt ought to know about losing to presidents, I guess.
Newt did pretty good in steering Clinton to the right. I don’t see where Newt lost. It was Bill who lost.
Wow, I heard rush report straight from Newt’s mouth, but hours later, the radio news was still broadcasting that Newt was with Obama. What gives??
The media is our enemy. How are we ever going to fight it? The left thinks Fox is to the right, so when they say something like this we have no one. Rush is only on the air 3/24 hours.
Not really. For example, President Clinton vetoed the first “welfare reform” bill Gingrich got passed. So Gingrich and the GOP caved, and loaded up the next version with billions in NEW entitlement spending, as requested by President Clinton.
Clinton then signed the second bill, crowing that he did so because it contained his “improvements” — i.e., BILLIONS, if I may repeat myself, in NEW entitlement spending (such as federally funded childcare).
That’s hardly beating President Clinton at his own game.
I guess the WSJ is going to have to start taping its interviews with Newt so as to be able to prove what it prints.
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