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Gingrich: I don't own a vacation home in New Hampshire because, unlike some people, I am not rich
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Posted on 01/04/2012 7:48:52 PM PST by indianrightwinger

The “unlike some people” part isn’t stated, merely implied. But c’mon. He’s laying it on with a trowel here.

----------- Less than 12 hours after finishing in fourth place in the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich opened a new, more aggressive chapter in his campaign, taking pointed shots at rivals Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, who both finished ahead of Gingrich. At one point, Gingrich hinted he would make Romney’s personal wealth an issue, telling a reporter “I’m not rich.”…

When asked why he chose to congratulate Santorum and not Romney on his caucus success, the former House speaker said, “I find it amazing the news media continues to say [Romney’s] the most electable Republican when he can’t even break out of his own party.… The fact is, Gov. Romney in the end has a very limited appeal in conservative party.”

Later, in a campaign stop in Laconia, Gingrich’s kept up his attack – and it got personal. Asked by a local reporter if he would buy a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where Romney has a summer home, Gingrich replied, “No, I can’t afford things like that, I’m not rich.” His wife, Callista, added a jab at Romney as well. “We have one home,” she demurred. The Romneys own two summer homes, including one in California. ------------------

Surely a man eligible for a six-figure line of credit at Tiffany’s has the means to buy himself a cottage in the sticks. Or maybe more: I’ll bet $1.6 million from Freddie Mac would get you something nice and airy in Hanover. This is the second time that Gin

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Newt unhinged. So much for the "New Improved Newt".
1 posted on 01/04/2012 7:48:56 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

Oh yes, class warfare. That’s a winning ticket.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 7:51:35 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: indianrightwinger
The “unlike some people” part isn’t stated, merely implied. But c’mon. He’s laying it on with a trowel here.

Wouldn't be the first time that people infer the "implied" and "translate" Newt by putting the words in his mouth.

3 posted on 01/04/2012 7:53:29 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: indianrightwinger

I guess there is “rich” like you or I would think and then there is “rich” like people who make $1,000,000 a year think...


4 posted on 01/04/2012 7:53:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: indianrightwinger

I don’t give a big rat’s ass how he slams Romney, the more the better.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: indianrightwinger

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20126021-503544/gingrich-defends-wifes-shopping-at-tiffanys/


6 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: indianrightwinger

You got better politicians in India? Maybe we oughta outsource our political processes to Bangalore as well. Just an ideer to consider.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: indianrightwinger

Can’t we all just get along? (sarc.)

I hope he gets nastier and more vocal.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:07 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: indianrightwinger

Yea and that credit limit at Tiffany’s was charity right...he got paid more from tax payer money in kickbacks and lobbying than I would probably make in 50 years


9 posted on 01/04/2012 7:54:15 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the true sons of liberty!!!!)
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To: indianrightwinger

Oh, bull crap! He was asked a direct question by the Obamunist media, obviously trying to trap him, and he answered it. He never mentioned Moderate Mitt’s name.

Allahpundit and Jen Rubin should get a room. They could invite Ann Coulter in for a threesome of a hatefest against Newt.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 7:57:33 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: truthkeeper

Wait a second! This guy has a multi-million dollar credit line at Tiffany’s!


11 posted on 01/04/2012 7:57:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: indianrightwinger
Will somebody please slap a big flap of duct tape across this guy's big mouth.

What a cry baby, lying old fool.

And I supported him for three weeks.

He does not have the right stuff to be president.

If he can't handle a little pressure from a guy named Mitt, how in the hell would he stand up to real pressure in a crisis if he were POTUS!?

12 posted on 01/04/2012 7:58:20 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: indianrightwinger

Newt!!! Dude!!! Don’t go the ‘class warfare route’! This is AMERICA! We STRIVE and have INCENTIVE!!!!! We’re NOT socialist Europe!


13 posted on 01/04/2012 7:58:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: indianrightwinger

It would have been better if Newt said I won’t waste $4 Million taking Air Force One to Hawaii when I could go to Camp David....Unlike the Moochers in the White House!


14 posted on 01/04/2012 7:58:24 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Josh Painter

I missed it. Did he say, “I’m not rich”?


15 posted on 01/04/2012 8:00:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Yeah!

He needs to be nice to Romney. /s


16 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:28 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: indianrightwinger

I was trying hard to warm up to newt. But, this harping and whining is getting old. I don’t know that I would like to sit through four years of this is congress didn’t give him his way or the media was to get on his case.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: indianrightwinger

allahpundint is a punk. No wonder you’re attracted to him. Newt may not be perfect but he’s done more good than bad. If you really want a barometer of pol’s, it’s that. No one will ever get anywhere without some form of corruption. It’s how you join the game. Goes back 6000 yrs ass.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Isn't this the crap we were hearing from the OWS crowd?

Newt is better than this.

At least I hope so. Go after the RINO on his record, not his personal wealth.

It can backfire and open up more scrutiny on Newt.

19 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: indianrightwinger

allahpundint is a punk. No wonder you’re attracted to him. Newt may not be perfect but he’s done more good than bad. If you really want a barometer of pol’s, it’s that. No one will ever get anywhere without some form of corruption. It’s how you join the game. Goes back 6000 yrs ass.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: indianrightwinger

How is it unhinged when he’s just doing to Romney what Romney did to him? The only difference I see is that Romney uses surrogates and Newt handles it himself.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 8:02:27 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: BunnySlippers
Yeah, this crybaby routine of his has totally turned me off. UGH.

But yes, I'd still vote for him if he were the nominee, as I would any of them.

22 posted on 01/04/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: indianrightwinger

I always considered it a mistake for Gingrich to have turned down that book deal in the 90s. I think Newt was offered 4.8 million but the media called it a connection deal and he let it go, the media didn’t mention that the second bid had been 4.1 million.

The Clintons went on to (5 to 8?) million dollar book deals not very long after the media beat down Newt.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 8:02:57 PM PST by ansel12
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To: CutePuppy

It does not matter who he is referring to. He is unhinged to “resent” richness. When did Republicans resent wealth made by ones self efforts?


24 posted on 01/04/2012 8:05:56 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger
Just for some perspective:

“By 2007 Romney and his wife had a net worth of between $190 and $250 million, most of it held in blind trusts. An additional blind trust existed in the name of the Romney's children and grandchildren that was valued at between $70 and $100 million as of 2007. The couple's net worth remains in the same range as of 2011, and was still held in blind trusts.”

“Newt Gingrich had a net worth of at least $6.7 million and income of at least $2.6 million in 2010, according to financial disclosure forms that were released Monday.”

I do consider $7 million as “rich” - but an overall family wealth of $260 to $350 million is REALLY rich.

I think I will try to get rich, too. ;-)

25 posted on 01/04/2012 8:06:05 PM PST by muffaletaman (ABOAR)
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To: indianrightwinger

Perhaps Newt wanted to play by Reagan’s rules to never speak ill of a fellow Republican, but he made one major mistake IMO, and that’s that Romney ain’t no Republican.

Romney is a RINO. Speak ill all you wish Newt. Open up, and let the broadsides begin.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 8:06:27 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: TwoSwords

Why did Newt reference a New Hamster home?


27 posted on 01/04/2012 8:06:57 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: truthkeeper

You don’t think Obama is going to hammer on it?


28 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: Graybeard58

When he slams people who are rich, it does matter. He can go down the gutter bashing Romney all he wants. But, bashing the rich and resenting wealth is truly Un American.


29 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:21 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: VicVega

Exactly.


30 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: VanDeKoik
"He needs to be nice to Romney. /s"

He can be as negative as he wants, but please do it with the same intelligence that he displayed in the debates.

Newt's anger has caused him to become unhinged, in my opinion.

Newt has shown a side of himself that I didn't know existed.

He's like a spoiled brat who can't get his own way.

"I'm the smartest.
I'ts my nomination!
Didn't you hear me months ago?
I'm going to be the nominee!
It's mine! It's mine! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!"

That about sums it up.

31 posted on 01/04/2012 8:08:25 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: indianrightwinger

ya newt aint got no money

best selling books...speaking fees...fannie and freddie...oh newt is po’

two ex wives will do that i guess

any pol that aint rich is too stupid to be prez


32 posted on 01/04/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Josh Painter

So, as long as he was not referring to Romney, it is fine for him to resent richness? That is the whole point of me posting it. Newt is an elite liberal (class war fare) guy who uses every chance he gets to bash rich and capitalists.


33 posted on 01/04/2012 8:11:44 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: BufordP

The jewelery store saga was my first thought. Could a bought a nice little cottage on the lake.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 8:12:18 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Graybeard58

Ditto.


35 posted on 01/04/2012 8:13:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jakerobins

36 posted on 01/04/2012 8:13:36 PM PST by Fred (No Job No Home No Food No Problem - Obama 2012)
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To: BunnySlippers

He did not say he was not rich. Just that he was not rich enough like others to buy a lake home in New Hampshire. :)


37 posted on 01/04/2012 8:14:00 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger
bashing the rich and resenting wealth is truly Un American.

Maybe so, but it is in such cases utterly inconsequential and it wins elections. What could win this election would be if the GOP candidate turned this meme against the RATS, by showing how it is THEY who represent the rich, while the GOP represents the middle class. Otherwise, the usual stereotypes will play, (GOP for the rich, RATS for the people!), and they always play out against the Pubbies who show themselves defenseless. As I said, such talk is inconsequential, as when in power both parties favor the rich, anyway, with the Pubbies disfavoring the unions a bit.

Now tell us who your clown is, and why you really hate Gingrich. Full disclosure.

38 posted on 01/04/2012 8:14:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: indianrightwinger
Newt unhinged. So much for the "New Improved Newt".

You got that right. Maybe next, multi-millionaire Newt will put on his best John Edwards impersonation and lecture us on the two Americas.

39 posted on 01/04/2012 8:16:11 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: BunnySlippers

You already know the answer. Home of the rich and famous. Any more softballs, trader?


40 posted on 01/04/2012 8:16:23 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: indianrightwinger

It goes to Romney’s skill as a politician. It is a bad political move to buy a mansion on the ocean in the most exclusive city in America and then announce it is too small and that you are going to tear it down and build a bigger mansion.

Is it his money? Is it his right? These are political non sequituras. The point is it is political lunacy to play into your opponenents #1 weapon - class warfare. Mitt is an INCOMPETANT politician and shouldn’t be the nominee on that basis.


41 posted on 01/04/2012 8:17:17 PM PST by DManA
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To: indianrightwinger

It goes to Romney’s skill as a politician. It is a bad political move to buy a mansion on the ocean in the most exclusive city in America and then announce it is too small and that you are going to tear it down and build a bigger mansion.

Is it his money? Is it his right? These are political non sequituras. The point is it is political lunacy to play into your opponenents #1 weapon - class warfare. Mitt is an INCOMPETANT politician and shouldn’t be the nominee on that basis.


42 posted on 01/04/2012 8:17:17 PM PST by DManA
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To: muffaletaman

I have no idea what difference it makes how rich Romney is or Newt is. Newt is an idiot to resent wealth. It shows what a cheap suit he is.


43 posted on 01/04/2012 8:17:44 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

Please! Do you not buy at Tiffany’s?

Or have any experience of it?


44 posted on 01/04/2012 8:18:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: indianrightwinger

Raise your hand if your congresscritter and Senators are not millionaires performing favors for their millionaire pals.


45 posted on 01/04/2012 8:18:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: indianrightwinger

I quite enjoy his slamming Romney and Paul. They’re dangerous idiots. Keep it up, Mitt.


46 posted on 01/04/2012 8:19:30 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ReneeLynn

‘Newt’. Oh, geez.


47 posted on 01/04/2012 8:20:19 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: PALIN SMITH
If he can't handle a little pressure from a guy named Mitt, how in the hell would he stand up to real pressure in a crisis if he were POTUS!?

Exactly.

48 posted on 01/04/2012 8:20:19 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: TwoSwords

And you are ... You?


49 posted on 01/04/2012 8:20:55 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TwoSwords

And you are ... Who?


50 posted on 01/04/2012 8:21:21 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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