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Gingrich would drop federal lawsuit challenging S.C. immigration law
The State ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | By ADAM BEAM

Posted on 12/23/2011 1:30:54 PM PST by Jim Robinson

One of Newt Gingrich’s first acts as president, if he is elected, will be to drop all of the Justice Department’s lawsuits against states -- including the federal government’s lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new immigration law.

“It’s pretty outrageous when the federal government fails to do its job and then attacks the states for trying to fill the gap created by the federal government,” Gingrich said on the back porch of the Blue Marlin in the Vista after speaking to a crowd of about 300 people for about an hour.

Thursday, a federal judge threw out three sections of South Carolina’s new immigration law.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections; gingrich; illegalimmigration; newt; southcarolina; statesrights
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1 posted on 12/23/2011 1:30:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Go Newt!


2 posted on 12/23/2011 1:36:46 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303360-1


3 posted on 12/23/2011 1:36:54 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s pretty good to come out and say that. I know that would be welcomed by many.


4 posted on 12/23/2011 1:37:03 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thursday, a federal judge threw out three sections of South Carolina’s new immigration law.

An Obama-appointed ambulance-chasing Black-Robed Priest, if I recall.

5 posted on 12/23/2011 1:38:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Jim Robinson

But what if some states were to detain President Gingrich’s privileged 25+ year illegal aliens?


6 posted on 12/23/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim Robinson

**Thursday, a federal judge threw out three sections of South Carolina’s new immigration law.**

Newt is the only candidate who gets the ‘big picture’. In Congress he had to share the brushes with 434 doodlers and the paint with 100 scribbling Senators.

As POTUS he will be Rembrandt on a big canvas.
(Or Churchill;)


7 posted on 12/23/2011 1:41:14 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: writer33

Newt, He’s got it right. I support him in the face of all the charges, counter charges and comments. this is a move Mittens couldn’t do—not even Perry! Maybe only Sarah Palin would say such a thing. Newt—flawed but right.


8 posted on 12/23/2011 1:41:19 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jim Robinson

All you Newt haters out there better get up to speed on his writings and speeches and pay less attention to the mud that has been flung against your political wall by those who can only survive within the status quo.


9 posted on 12/23/2011 1:42:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DTogo

He apparently would let the states do what they choose to do - since he only said he “didn’t think Americans would go for deporting” 25 year residents - he never said he would prohibit it.

But, nice try.


10 posted on 12/23/2011 1:42:09 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Jim Robinson
Will Newt prosecute this administration and fire all the Democrat appointees who have cost so many American lives?
11 posted on 12/23/2011 1:45:34 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt’s putting out specific executive actions the others haven’t, that’s the only way to roll Obamanation. I think we would survive a Newt presidency.


12 posted on 12/23/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Don Corleone

But Don — if they did that - it would spoil their self righteous ignorant fun!!!!


13 posted on 12/23/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen, It’s darned outrageous the feds won’t do their job and then sue the states for doing it.


14 posted on 12/23/2011 1:48:58 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: DaxtonBrown

>>>>> I think we would survive a Newt presidency. >>>>

Indeed - but Obama would not survive a Newt debate if he had to go up against him on issues like this - or Keystone - or the judiciary - etc etc etc.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 1:49:06 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: writer33
"That’s pretty good to come out and say that."

Why wouldn't any Republican comit to the same thing?

Newt is the first to say it, but I think it would be a "no-brainer".

16 posted on 12/23/2011 1:49:22 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Designer

I am pretty sure that Mitt would not and not Huntsman either. Not sure about the others. I suspect Perry, Bachmann and Santorum would do agree.

But this is not a “no brainer” in the sense that this would be signing legislation that a congress passes. This is something that a President would have to do offensively - and I’m not sure all of the others understand the dangers of this.


17 posted on 12/23/2011 1:51:38 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Wow! This guy is getting better by the day!


18 posted on 12/23/2011 1:54:26 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Don Corleone
".. better get up to speed on his writings and speeches.."

Some of us have been aware of Newt's speeches and actions for years.

Instead of characterizing us as "Newt haters", why not just "Newt disapprovers"?

19 posted on 12/23/2011 1:55:22 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He apparently would let the states do what they choose to do - since he only said he “didn’t think Americans would go for deporting” 25 year residents - he never said he would prohibit it.
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Its the local control that is the problem. Some parts of the country would deport everyone. but in some places in the southewest and in scattered counties around the country — there would be counties that didn’t deport anyone.

These would concentrate illegals from other parts of the USA moving toward legalization.

Worse these counties would become gateway counties into the USA from abroad because there would be some that would wave through everyone from abroad.

The result would be to blow a hole in the US border system and rapidly convert places like texas and florida over to the democratic party

That’s why chuck schumer—the most partisan democrat had nice things to say about newt’s immigration plan.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/nov/27/picket-schumer-and-bill-clinton-plant-kisses-death/


20 posted on 12/23/2011 1:55:32 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: DaxtonBrown

I don’t know, but he said he’d fire all of Obama’s czars the first morning. And wipe out 40% of his Marxist government before Obama’s plane touches down in Chicago. And do all he can immediately to defund and defang ObamaCare until it’s completely repealed by the congress. And he wants to repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley. Rein in the Fed. Rein in the judiciary. Privatize social security and medicare. And he wants to fire EVERYONE at the EPA!


21 posted on 12/23/2011 1:58:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: DaxtonBrown

“Newt’s putting out specific executive actions the others haven’t”

I agree, Newt has been out front and leading on many issues including this one and the recent tax deal. He is not leading from behind like some others. GO NEWT!


22 posted on 12/23/2011 1:59:10 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ckilmer

The problem is local control? Excuse me? And you claim to be a conservative?

Yes, local control can get messy. But such is the history of our Republic set up for the express purpose of local control.


23 posted on 12/23/2011 1:59:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Designer

Well said.

Newt doesn’t just have baggage.... he has JUNK IN THE TRUNK.

I don’t trust Newt, but he’s infinitely better than the fraud, traitor and enemy of the People in the White Hut now.

Fortunately, Big Media works VERY hard to keep Republicans honest, unlike how they just fawn, fawn, fawn for Democrats.


24 posted on 12/23/2011 2:01:23 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Jim Robinson

>>> And he wants to repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley. >>>

Shhh - don’t tell anyone - but Sarbanes Oxley (and mark to market accounting) is the single biggest issue with the entire economic meltdown. And Dodd Frank will cause the next one. But again, don’t tell anyone......


25 posted on 12/23/2011 2:01:48 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Jim Robinson
You aren't the least bit suspicious about Gingrich conveniently coming out with these policy reversals. Recently, Gingrich bashed Boehner for standing up to the Dems. Then, when he realized it was unpopular with Republican voters he reversed himself. However, he had a private meeting with Boehner, and next thing you know Boehner gave Obama everything he wants.

The establishment GOP is trying to triangulate Romney or Gingrich on us. Allowing this manipulation is a big mistake.

Have you read Gingrich's ADMITTED "bible," Third Wave" by Alvin Toffler? Gingrich's goal is to abolish the Constitution and eliminate Christianity?

Please, Free Republic needs to be fighting the Gingrich/Romney axis!

26 posted on 12/23/2011 2:01:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: C. Edmund Wright
But, nice try.

Not "trying" anything, just asking a hypothetical question of another GOP contender with inconsistent statements and/or past policies on illegal immigration.

27 posted on 12/23/2011 2:02:17 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

Actually, you were trying to falsely apply one hypothetical idea to an actual policy definitive.

Typical of many anti-Newts - the inability to properly weigh hypothetical ramblings (many of which are not so great) to actual accomplishments or actual definitive promises.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 2:05:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thank you for catching the irony. On a post about letting states have some control over illegal immigration, a “conservative” is arguing that only the Feds should control it - same as Obama’s DOJ and Obama’s appointed judge!


29 posted on 12/23/2011 2:06:24 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber

That just goes to show the lengths some folks will go to try and nuke Newt on any issue and any comment. They end up tying themselves in ideological knots all too often.

This poor guy sure did.


30 posted on 12/23/2011 2:08:45 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, you caught him. Newt’s agenda is to destroy the Constitution and Christianity. Damn. And to think, without your searing insight, he might have gotten away with it.


31 posted on 12/23/2011 2:11:05 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m suspicious of all politicians. Despise most of them. Absolutely loathe Romney who is Obama-lite. Loved Palin, but she’s not running. Liked Cain, but he’s out. Liked Bachmann but she can’t get it out of the starting blocks. Am ok with Perry, but he shot himself in the foot and then got hoof in mouth disease. Huntsman? Who? Absolutely no way on isolationist Paul or that other drug pusher guy.

And I absolutely want to defeat Obama. That leaves Gingrich as my man.

Besides, he’s a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-country, small government, big defense, pro-states rights, tax cutting, deficit cutting, budget balancing, regulation cutting, oil-drilling, free-economy boosting Reaganite and his BIBLE is the same as mine: the KJV Christian Bible.

Who you gonna call?


32 posted on 12/23/2011 2:17:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

yeah, well ... I wouldn’t believe Newt Gingrich if he told me the sun was shining at noon in a clear sky.


33 posted on 12/23/2011 2:20:00 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: ckilmer
The result would be to blow a hole in the US border system...

Wut?

34 posted on 12/23/2011 2:21:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Typical of many anti-Newts...

Actually pro-Newt when he makes statements such as this, but anti-Newt when he's previously said long-term illegal aliens should be granted some form of amnesty.

Care to entertain the thread by guessing who you think my preferred candidate is?

35 posted on 12/23/2011 2:24:24 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“...I absolutely want to defeat Obama. That leaves Gingrich as my man...”
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That’s getting pretty damn close to an endorsement, Jim.


36 posted on 12/23/2011 2:27:22 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

That is your right. I don’t believe a thing Mitt Romney has to say. But their records of actual accomplishments speak volumes.


37 posted on 12/23/2011 2:28:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“...wouldn’t believe Newt if he told me the sun was shining at noon in a clear sky...”
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That makes you a self professed dumb ass.


38 posted on 12/23/2011 2:30:21 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Jim Robinson

OK, that is a huge development. This is the type of thing I want a president to do. This looks promising.


39 posted on 12/23/2011 2:31:05 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Will be a lot closer after Florida. I expect some of the five percenters to drop out after the early primaries. When it boils down to Newt vs Romney, then it’s a no brainer.


40 posted on 12/23/2011 2:31:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Let's face it, it boils down to another lesser of the evils - AGAIN.

Paul is a wack job although some of his ideas are good. Romney is a white clone of obama. Cain is a memory, Newt has no principles and will say whatever he thinks people want to hear to get Newt elected. I don't need to show the Pelosi love seat picture again do I? I used to work with the man 40 years ago, and he was hard core liberal back then, maybe he's changed, but I see very little difference between him and Romney except we KNOW Romney will be liberal. Perry is a hispanderer and Bachmann's campaign is pretty much DOA. There isn't a single candidate that I don't have to hold my nose for.

41 posted on 12/23/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson

Agree.
Pretty good idea on Jan. 2 after South Carolina.
Will know for sure on Feb. 1 after Florida.


42 posted on 12/23/2011 2:41:59 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That video was outstanding. Thank you for posting it.

If we can get that man nominated, Obama doesn’t have a chance, none.

AND, if we can give him both houses, our country is going to turn around so fast we’re going to need to wear seat-belts.

GO GINGRICH GO..........


43 posted on 12/23/2011 2:45:21 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: treetopsandroofs
Newt doesn’t just have baggage.... he has JUNK IN THE TRUNK. Then he does have something in common with Obama...Michelle Obama that is.
44 posted on 12/23/2011 2:47:21 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Stay after class, Mr. Soetoro. There's still a lot you need to learn about American history and the constitution...


45 posted on 12/23/2011 2:52:47 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“...on Jan. 2 after South Carolina...
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correction...
on Jan. 22 after South Carolina.


46 posted on 12/23/2011 2:55:07 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“...on Jan. 2 after South Carolina...
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correction...
on Jan. 22 after South Carolina.


47 posted on 12/23/2011 3:06:56 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

It seems to me that as a retired state Prosecutor, you would look at all of the known facts, consider the alternatives and go with the best case... that you can win.

This retired Detective Sergeant believes that you should reevaluate your case. ;>)

With the present lineup and state of our country, there is no room for a plea-bargain or a dismissal. This case has got to go all they way... and our best case is Gingrich.

Go Newt Go......


48 posted on 12/23/2011 3:10:28 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: sodpoodle
Doodlers . . . scribbling . . . Rembrandt.

Most excellent!

When nobody else thought it possible, Newt engineered and pulled off the end of 40+ years of House rat rule.

Here is his plan to put the courts in their Constitutional place.

49 posted on 12/23/2011 4:01:03 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: from occupied ga

” I used to work with the man 40 years ago, and he was hard core liberal back then...”

I’m genuinely interested in your statement.

Here’s Newt’s biography: In 1970, Gingrich joined the history department at West Georgia College as an assistant professor. In 1974 he moved to the geography department and was instrumental in establishing an interdisciplinary environmental studies program.

What work were you involved in - generally - that shows us that Newt was a hard core liberal?


50 posted on 12/23/2011 4:07:17 PM PST by sergeantdave
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