Skip to comments.Newt compares VA Ballot denial to Pearl Harbor on facebook. Huh?
Posted on 12/24/2011 6:07:42 PM PST by jeltz25
Here's what it says on Newt's facebook wall:
Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action.
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He think that the two events are in any way comparable? That's just an insult to veterans everywhere.
Newt's written a lot of military history book and fancies himself a historian. I can't believe he really thinks the two are in any way similar or related in any way whatsoever.
Reminds me of Pulp Fiction when Travolta and Samuel L Jackson are talking about foot massages and Jackson says "ain't the same ballpark, it ain't even the same ***** sport"
Sometimes Newt let his rehtorical flourishes get the best of him. Fortunately this is a facebook post and no one will probably pay attention. But if he said this during a debate or on tv somewhere and actually compared not making the ballot to Pearl Harbor?
What's next? Will he say he'll find another way to get on the ballot, like how MacArthur went behind enemy lines to land at Inchon? Will he compare the attack ads that have come his way to the Battle of the Bulge and the last ditch Wehrmacht offensive in the Ardennes? Will he compare the IA caucuses to the Wilderness campaign or Chamberlain at Little Round Top?
I hope Newt means it was a blunder by pro-American forces, and he’s going to make sure it’s the last such error so that freedom will achieve victory. Mostly though, I think he’s in his 10% moron phase. ~sigh~
Obama and Newt have two things in common: hubris and occasional laziness.
In other words, time to fight back a wrong.
Get literate. Then post.
This is not the first time Newt and his team have screwed up. He filed late for Missouri and almost missed out on Ohio. Getting 20,000 signatures in a state with more than 5 million voters hardly seems impossible.
If you want to be President Newt, pay more attention to the campaign and less to your high maintenance wife.
Go to your dictionary and look up the words, analogy, loosely, liberally, and try to put them together in a sentence and see what you come up with.
No do it again but this time use the terms perspective and vantage point.
Hyperbole: is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.
“...did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!”
Newt and I
um.. obviously Newt wasn’t writting this.
Well isn't that special?
“..did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!
Those Germans were sneaky.
"By now you've likely heard that our effort to gain access to the primary ballot in Virginia was not successful. This was not due to a lack of effort by our volunteers, but the cumbersome process in Virginia.First, Newt did not write this, his campaign director wrote it. Second, it is an "analogy," not a comparison.
We are exploring alternate methods to compete in Virginia - stay tuned.
Going forward, we will be as in-front of the process as possible and with the help of our grassroots volunteers we will make all other deadlines.
Newt and I have talked three or four times today and he stated that this is not catastrophic - we will continue to learn and grow. Remember that it was only a few months ago that pundits and the press declared us dead after the paid consultants left. They declared that the decision not to compete in the Ames Straw Poll would mean that Iowans would ignore us. Some will again state that this is fatal.
Newt and I agreed that the analogy is December 1941: We have experienced an unexpected set-back, but we will re-group and re-focus with increased determination, commitment and positive action. Throughout the next months there will be ups and downs; there will be successes and failures; there will be easy victories and difficult days - but in the end we will stand victorious.
To help achieve that outcome we each need to spend the next 24 hours enjoying our families and friends as much as possible. Enjoy their company. Be grateful for them. Gather strength from them. The promise of a better future for our family and friends is the reason we are committed to rebuilding the America we love.
May the spirit of the season fill each of you. Merry Christmas.
National Campaign Director
I see you didn't post any direct quotes from Newt.
Your post is idiotic.
I cannot find that comment about Japan on that facebook page provided. Can you provide a complete link to the exact site with the quotes you mention. Thanks.
It ain't over 'til it's over. And it ain't over.
And a very Merry Christmas to you!
OK...Can’t trust VA with a write-in vote... So, why bother? Vote anti-establishment for Paul to sink Romney. Everyone will get it except Ron Paul. VA results will be meaningless. Then move on. My Opinion...
Is Newt going to give up? Did America give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
First of all, over a month ago VA officials were warning in the press that the various campaigns, including Newt's, were in danger of mission ballot qualification if they didn't get into gear.
There is no excuse for this. It is simply a failure of organization and leadership on Newt's part. And blaming it on "the system" or "the process" is excruciatingly lame.
That’s just sad.
See what happens when you criticize the current political love of the week.
It was the same with W (big assed mistake) and cain and now the newt.
It’s the same “with us or you are against us” BS.
“Vote anti-establishment for Paul to sink Romney. Everyone will get it except Ron Paul. VA results will be meaningless. Then move on. My Opinion...”
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
You’re babbling drivel. Nothing on TV tonight?
Sorry, no way I’d vote for Ron Paul, come on! He’s crazy as a June Bug.
So why were thousands of registered voters (who STILL reside in Virginia) thrown out because they changed residences?
I smell a Willard rat!!!
Suit yourself. Paul is insignificant. The hologram is malignant.
You would have preferred McCain?
So I’m waiting for Santorum to surface, but there’s only a week left, and I surely wouldn’t bet Romney $10,000 that Santorum will rise to the occasion. But I still say he has less baggage than the others.
It’s kind of like a class of eight, where only two listen closely enough to follow the rules. The other six were dozing or confused or expected the system to “take care” of them.
Yes, the only thing worse was McPain. I have voted for Bushes in general election eight times, and isn't it about time to admit guilt and gullibility?
I see no guilt or gullibility for voting Bush over McCain.
You wouldn’t really be voting “for” Paul but “against” Romney. Every Paul vote will hurt Romney but won’t help Paul.
Eight Bush votes from 1980 to 2004 brought us very little of tangible contributions; or at least, I have forgotten what the contributions were.
I voted for Perot in ‘92 and I don’t recall any Bush running in ‘80 but I guess you could have voted for Algore in 2000 or Jean Fn Kerry in ‘04.
Bush-mclame. Six of one..half a dozen of the other.
Well, he did say this was a War. If Pearl Harbor is the reference, then it sounds to me like he’s saying that he has screwed up Big Time.
Sometimes one needs to switch analogies though, and I don’t really think he goofed as bad as that. I didn’t take it that he meant this was a sneak attack. Because he turns around and says it is an unexpected set back, but they will continue to work and stay positive.
I guarantee you that McCain is far worse.
Maybe, like Cain, Gingrich never expected to get as far as he did. It’s like the dog who unexpectedly catches the car it was chasing. So now what does the dog do with it?
I'm referring to the alleged GOP supporters, not the candidates!
It's gonna be "Welcome back, Obama/Holder" at this rate.
Well, He was a long shot in the beginning. I certainly wanted someone who was not a political insider. I don’t think he’ll worry to long about what to do with it. He’s smart, and if he gets some funds, he should be ok.
I have always liked Newt’s articulation of conservative ideas, and I didn’t mind when he shut down the government. LOL.
After he took on the issue of Judicial Supremacy that closed the deal for me(my favorite pet peeve), I decided he’s probably the best choice. I thought he did well in the 90’s too.
Course I don’t trust any politician any further than I could throw him.
The only way NOOT gets my vote is if it's between him & ZERO.
Then nose will be held once again. . . . Just like '08 and MCLAIM. . .
People who have worked for Newt have consistently commented publicly that he is extremely unfocused and disorganized in his thinking and in the way he attempts to accomplish tasks.
Newt’s a smart guy, but imho, not a good leader. If he can’t manage to get his name on a primary ballot, then he can’t run the country. It really is as simple as that...