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Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a liar
CBSNews.com ^ | Dec. 3,2012 | David Morgan

Posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:42 AM PST by Daffynition

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose support in Iowa has withered after riding on top of the polls, on Tuesday called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a liar who would mislead the American people if elected to the White House - but added that he would still vote for him if Romney won the GOP nomination.

On CBS' "The Early Show" this morning, CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell asked Gingrich about comments he had previously made about his chief rival and the Super PAC whose negative campaign ads have hurt his campaign: "You scolded Mitt Romney, his friends who are running this Super PAC that has funded that, and you said of Mitt Romney, 'Someone who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when they are president. I have to ask you, are you calling Mitt Romney a liar?"

"Yes," Gingrich replied.

"You're calling Mitt Romney a liar?"

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1 posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:45 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

..politicians liars....sheeesh what’s next


2 posted on 01/03/2012 6:47:48 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Daffynition

Ummm...so is Gingrich. All politicians are liars.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 6:48:10 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: Daffynition

4 posted on 01/03/2012 6:50:15 AM PST by Bobalu (We cannot afford to bring Mittens to a Newt-fight.)
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To: Daffynition
Finally someone is calling out Weirdo Willard Romney on his many duplicities. The man is a stranger to the truth, and an enemy of all things conservative.
5 posted on 01/03/2012 6:50:42 AM PST by Timaeus (I will vote for any GOP nominee but Willard Mitt Romney)
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To: Daffynition

Go Newt!


6 posted on 01/03/2012 6:52:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Daffynition
There was a very good reason that every Republican in the race last time hated Romney's filthy rotten liberal guts!

Gingrich just found out why in the past couple weeks.

7 posted on 01/03/2012 6:52:41 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Timaeus

Newt is right again. If you buy this two-faced approach to winning then it is really a sad day. Mitt needs to be shown the door. He will lose to Obama because many (like me) will go fishing if he is the nominee. And spare me the stuff about he would be better than Obama. What a load of crap.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 6:54:08 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Ummm...so is Gingrich. All politicians are liars.
Yes, as are all lovers and all warriors, but there are liars and then there are liars of an extraordinary magnitude who through their duplicities push the concept of the lie to whole new levels of deceit, and dirtbag Willard Romney would be one of those kinds of liars, the extraordinary kind, the kind you should never support nor cast your vote for if you incline to the right of center on matters of public policy, fiscal sanity, and the notion of a limited state, which I suspect that you do.
9 posted on 01/03/2012 6:54:45 AM PST by Timaeus (I will vote for any GOP nominee but Willard Mitt Romney)
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To: Daffynition
What did you all expect?...A Harvard Law or Business grad, by definition, is required to be the best liar on the planet. Mit is not just a liar, he has “the gift” that Obama so proudly claimed to own.

If I was paying someone to sell a crap sandwich to the American people..I'd hire a Harvard grad.Had enough yet America?

10 posted on 01/03/2012 7:03:17 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Beagle8U

Few shed any tears when Gingrich resigned as speaker and walked away from his House seat.

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The likability factor for either/both is in the negatives.
11 posted on 01/03/2012 7:04:44 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I did. It is funny how we turn on leaders that are successful.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 7:06:26 AM PST by david1313 (Newt all the way)
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To: Earthdweller

“A Harvard Law or Business grad, by definition, is required to be the best liar on the planet.”

‘Must be able to present all sides of an issue’, is how that ‘skill set’ is usually presented, but yeah, say whatever.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 7:07:29 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: david1313

I did not shed any tears, but I was mad as hell. Ditto Tom DeLay.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 7:09:18 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Daffynition
To his credit, Gingrich didn't throw the first punch campaigning in Iowa and chose to follow a higher ground against fellow Republicans.

It's interesting that Romney didn't either, but had others do it for him.

Now we get to see who can throw the last punch. Gingrich didn't start the fight, let's see if he can finish it.

Should be good prep for the main event with obama.

15 posted on 01/03/2012 7:10:54 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Daffynition

Gingrich’s descent from leading candidate to a gutter backbencher continues. With this type of junk, he is not giving any option to us Perry supporters if the event Perry loses steam after Iowa. This dirt bag spent the last one week of campaigning just whining to no end and calling names. Does he have anything positive to say anymore about why someone should take a look at him if the field whittles down?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 7:12:31 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Daffynition

Excellent answers from Newt. Thanks for posting. Newt nails it!


17 posted on 01/03/2012 7:18:16 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Daffynition

Well Newt sure didn’t pull any punch’s!!!!

No more Mr. Nice!!


18 posted on 01/03/2012 7:18:24 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Daffynition

Newt is not my first choice but he is my second choice. I really resent his being run out of the race (somewhat) by Romney’s money and Romney’s lies. (Romney —I can’t control my PAC guy)

But I am disappointed in Newt’s ability to fight back successfully.

That was what we were all banking on with Newt ... that he could outtalk and out manuever Obama.

So, now it’s making him look weak that he can’t out talk Romney.

He’s just now started fighting back but not lookin’ that good doing it. Calling Mitt Romney a liar is not gonna do it. We all know that anyway.

Get your game on, Newt.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 7:20:13 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

My wife and I had a couple over for a New Year’s Eve dinner we’ve been friends with for years. The couple are both southerners, strong fiscal/social conservatives, and steadfastedly evangelical.

Both of them point blank said they would never vote for Newt Gingrich even though they detest Obama. She considers it a matter of principle. It is because of his three marriages (cheating on his wife). I tried making the lesser of the two evils argument and it was not pursuasive.

They are both hoping that Santorum does well and are interested in hearing more about him.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 7:22:06 AM PST by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: Daffynition

Hey Newt, here’s another angle of attack on Romney.

There’s all this uproar around the country, in particular within the conservative movement, about the government picking winners and losers, and how the govt. should get out of that business.

Newt needs to remind the public that Romney’s company Bain capital is in the business of picking winners and losers. Do we really want him bringing that arrogant mentality to the White House?

NOPE!


21 posted on 01/03/2012 7:23:33 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: GBA

GO NEWT!


22 posted on 01/03/2012 7:27:27 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: altura

>>Calling Mitt Romney a liar is not gonna do it. We all know that anyway.<<

On the morning of the Iowa caucus vote? One would think this is his first foray into politics. Heh.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 7:29:28 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yeah Go Newt, as in Go Home! He reminds me of a boxer losing a fight late in the rounds throwing haymakers wildly hoping for a miracle knockout.

Newt whines to Romney to stop all the negative ads then turns around and calls him a liar. I guess Newt is realizing his bold assumption that “if you look at the polls, clearly I’m going to be the nominee” isn’t going to happen.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 7:30:37 AM PST by teddyballgame1
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To: indianrightwinger

You’re totally confused. You seem to believe the media and Romney’s spin about what Newt’s been doing. Just go on his YouTube page and his web site if you want to see what he’s actually been doing...interviews, town halls, meet and greets, etc. Now if you phrased it as “all the media reported about Newt this past week was what fit their pro-Romney narrative” then you would be onto something.

I got excited when I heard on Gallagher coming in that Newt finally took the gloves off! He read my mind. I had just started calling Romney a liar in my comments the past couple days. Seeing the way he slithered around taking “credit” for his SuperPAC sealed that deal for me. Then I realized it’s the only explanation for his massive policy shifts too.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 7:41:09 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: TomGuy

I agree. Newt, IMHO, is less likable when coupled with his wife. Just don’t think Newt & Wife #3 are going to appeal to the working American.

Just an observation - Mrs. Newt 3 needs to change her helmet hairdo. Most women want to see at least a hair out of place one in a while. It looks like she has a personal hairdresser with her 24/7.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 7:47:16 AM PST by not2worry
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To: NKP_Vet

Newt will be the reason Romney drops in the polls if he does. Fox news is really despicable in their coverage of this and will be hearing from me.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: disraeligears

Your friends at absolutely right! The South is not particularly fond of Newt and Mrs. #3. We have long memories - heck most of us know Civil War history like it happened yesterday.

It amazes me how the polls say Newt is pulling in SC. I don’t think he could even take FL.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 7:51:07 AM PST by not2worry
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To: disraeligears

Sorry to hear that Newt is one of only two small government candidates in the race and I would like to see us move to smaller constitutional government. I am hoping Newt will make a comeback after Iowa.


29 posted on 01/03/2012 8:02:55 AM PST by jpsb
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To: sheikdetailfeather

****Fox news is really despicable in their coverage of this and will be hearing from me.****

Fox is so blatant in their promotion of Romney - every short video of their golden boy - shows him in the most positive light.

OTOH - Newt is only shown when he is answering ‘gotchyah’ questions with negative responses. Fox attempting to make him look desperate, negative and a whiner.

Bearing in mind that Fox touts itself as the conservative news alternative - their propaganda for Romney is working.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 8:09:15 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: disraeligears

Do they believe that anyone who’s ever broken one of the 10 commandments should get a lifetime ban from public office or any job whatsoever? Would they eat at a restaurant owned by someone who once cheated on his wife? Tim Allen went to prison for drug charges. Do they make sure that they never go to see a movie with Tim Allen? Trying to see where they draw the line here.


31 posted on 01/03/2012 8:12:16 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: not2worry

You might want to give Romney the same advice about his hair.

I find it hard to believe that “I have to like the First Lady” is high on voters’ lists of qualities in a candidate they’re looking for. If so, they’ve definitely got some messed up priorities.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 8:15:58 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: sodpoodle

At least they covered his major gaffe in the Brett Baier interview last month, but then they had no choice since it was on their network. Boy did that ever show how Romney is unprepared for the spotlight and unable to address simple, predictable questions. The guy is one of those arrogant elites who expects people to kiss the ground he walks on.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 8:20:56 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: Psalm 144
Yes..the ability to voice all sides of the issues is considered a "skill", taught in the liberal indoctrination centers (learning to lie for a living is big business). BTW, such centers have "miraculously" turned-out almost every President in our short 200+ history.

On the other-hand..some just come by the ability (skill)to lie naturally..passed down through their political dynasty genes. In the case of Romney, it's likely both natural and indoctrinated.

Indeed..the ability to sell crap is a widely taught skill, but teaching the moral and practical consequences of implementing useless crap legislation rarely brings up any question and answer sessions these days. Moral questions just do not enter the class room setting. P> For incidence, what effect will dishing out huge amounts of mandated unconstitutional crap have on the American people (Hope and Change anyone)? Will they lose confidence in the crappy system and in the crappy corrupt leaders? How much crap is too much crap before there are riots in the streets?

Lastly, what happens to the intelligence level of a population when they eat a steady diet of nothing but steaming piles of big government, nanny state, fascist crap?

These and many other questions are slated for a swift and merciless answer if this crap doesn't stop.

34 posted on 01/03/2012 8:22:03 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: not2worry

Of course Mitt’s wife converted to Mormonism and donated to Planned Parenthood when her husband was doing fund raising for them, I wonder if that bothers people.


35 posted on 01/03/2012 8:22:50 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Daffynition

he needs to quit whining....if he is crying this hard now what will he do when obama drops a billion on him...toughen up dude


36 posted on 01/03/2012 8:30:56 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: jpsb

newt is small guv? wow just wow


37 posted on 01/03/2012 8:34:57 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: skaterboy

He was the last time he was in power and I think with a little help from his conservative friends he will be again. But yeah there is a trust factor with Newt, which is why he is my second choice right now. Paul is my first choice but if he continues to insist on an insane foreign policy I will rethink my support of Paul.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 8:43:02 AM PST by jpsb
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To: skaterboy
Bachmann is the only true small government, fiscal conservative, social conservative candidate combo.

But she hasn't sold out her voice to a "club" and hasn't been taught to speak crap fluently for the "powers that be", nor have her friends or family.

In this day and age, if you can't buy a candidate to say whatever you want them to say..what good are they?/s

39 posted on 01/03/2012 8:43:55 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: jpsb
...but if he continues to insist on an insane foreign policy ...

So, do you wait for him to renounce his current foreign policy? And, if he does, do you think he will stand by it, or simply mouth the words in order to gain your vote.

40 posted on 01/03/2012 8:48:19 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Daffynition
"""""Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose support in Iowa has withered""""??????

ROFL: 41% STILL UNDECIDED????

GoooooooooooNEWT.

41 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:00 AM PST by annieokie
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42 posted on 01/03/2012 8:52:03 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: going hot

Interesting question, I think that when a leader makes a bad decision or announces a bad policy he/she can be made to see the foolishness of his/her way. So I am giving Paul a little time to see if he sincerely walks back his crazy ideas on Islam in general and Iran in particular. If he doesn’t he will lose me.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 9:00:07 AM PST by jpsb
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To: annieokie

41 percent undecided, wow, anyone can win in Iowa.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:02:08 AM PST by jpsb
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To: JediJones

Romney is a liar. You and I saying it is different from a candidate saying it. It baffles me how Newt is self destructing. Too bad because unless Perry or Santorum surge and withstand the next round of scrutiny, we will likely end up with Romney.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:07:44 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: jpsb
So I am giving Paul a little time to see if he sincerely walks back his crazy ideas on Islam in general and Iran in particular. If he doesn’t he will lose me.

Fair enough.

To consider, how long has he had these views, and polished and refined and reconsidered them before presentation at this time?

Then, if he changes now, does a complete 180 on a fundamental and substantial segment of his platform, how strong did he hold those beliefs, and what of his others?

46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:10:12 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: jpsb
Yes anyone can win, it is not over. That is the last figure I heard last night. I think it still holds.

I think that the Iowians are still very undecided. When I see the candidates in the town hall meetings there, I started thinking those people were not necessarialy their backers.

They most likely went to ALL the candidates meetings, they went to listen and learn, then DECIDE.

Viewed from that angle, any upset is possible.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:21:10 AM PST by annieokie
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To: going hot

I like him on spending and fidelity to the Constitution. I love to see Ron Paul appoint judges to the Supreme Court. I love to see him appoint the AG. I’d love to see him axe the Dep of Ed, EPA, HUD, Energy, etc. And I’d like to know if the gold is still in Fort Knocks, lol. So there is a lot in Paul that appeals to me. I think we are probably to broke to continue policing the world so that part of his foreign policy does not brother me. But I don’t care how broke we are we can not allow Iran to gain nuclear weapons and we would be wise to finally face the fact that Islam is not our friend. So my litmus test will be allowing Iran a nuke, if Paul does not change his position on that I am gone.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:38 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
"So I am giving Paul a little time to see if he sincerely walks back his crazy ideas on Islam in general and Iran in particular. If he doesn’t he will lose me."

He's not going to walk back that stinker..he gets too emotional about it. Been like that for years...

49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:44:49 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: wilco200

Bain capital is in the business of risking its own money on a bet that a given company will be a winner. That’s a far sight different than using taxpayer money, IMO.

I’m more of a mind that the Romneycare issue should be front and center - with appreciative statements from Obamacare architects front and center in the ads.


50 posted on 01/03/2012 9:44:49 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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