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Angry Newt In Check; Professor Gingrich Re-Emerges Wed. Night
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/4/2012 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 01/05/2012 7:51:54 AM PST by Slyscribe

Which Newt Gingrich would show up? That was the question on most people’s minds — OK, mine — as we waited for him to appear at a town hall event at St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.

Would it be the calm, above-the-fray political sage that Gingrich has lately tried to will himself into being? Or the partisan bomb-thrower of yore that we all know from the 1990s?

After his fourth-place finish in Iowa the night before and his subsequent concession speech/declaration of war on Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, my own expectation was on the latter. Gingrich had tried niceness and it just didn’t seem to suit him.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: gingrich; obama; paul; romney; romneyboating; romneydirt; romneypropaganda

1 posted on 01/05/2012 7:51:56 AM PST by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

“Or the partisan bomb-thrower of yore that we all know from the 1990s?”

That is the one who gets things done.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 7:54:48 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Slyscribe

So why shouldn’t Newt get pissed? Its refreshing to see someone prepared to give it hell where hell is due...


3 posted on 01/05/2012 7:56:36 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Slyscribe

More anti-Newt snark from the Mittwits. Yawn...


4 posted on 01/05/2012 7:58:08 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Slyscribe
An individual who is running as a candidate for a particular party is by definition "partisan".

Use of this word makes it a hit piece.

5 posted on 01/05/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Slyscribe

Somehow Newt will have no problem kicking Romney in the butt. Romney and his organizations has been telling half truths about Newt that is equivalent to a blatant lie. Romney is similar to King Obama in his slick sales oil salesmen approach that I do not and never will trust him. He is a liar.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 8:00:26 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Romney is done after Fla.....


7 posted on 01/05/2012 8:04:12 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Slyscribe

I find a lot admirable about Newt but this is a legitimate criticism. Don’t you remember the 90s? Newt did a great job of winning Congress — absolutely brilliant — and pushing a Conservative agenda through the House. But I also remember cringing when he shot his mouth off time after time after time. Did the press misconstrue it? Yes. But he should know better. He speaks before he thinks and can get nasty and vindictive.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 8:04:19 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I think Newt’s greatest strength is his knowledge of history and command of facts and data, all he’s got to do is stay cool and let the facts do the talking and he’ll cream Romney, who relies on being glib and dodging the facts.

I do think Newt was off his game Tuesday night. He looked tired, sick, or both, and everyone has bad days.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 8:07:04 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

“He looked tired, sick, or both, and everyone has bad days.”

I can’t remember which radio jock it was, but one mentioned that Newt has in fact been sick.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 8:10:27 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Two of three reasons why I won’t vote for Newt - Nasty, Vindictive and Not a Conservative!


11 posted on 01/05/2012 8:11:00 AM PST by not2worry
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To: Logical me
his slick sales oil salesmen approach

Yikes - "sales oil" ??

that's slick!

12 posted on 01/05/2012 8:19:50 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Here’s one Newt should use from Huckabee telling the
truth about Romney. Now I know why Huckabee won Iowa
in 2008. No one this time around dared to tell the
truth about Romney. It cost them big time last night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMVjb_j-6nI&feature=related


13 posted on 01/05/2012 8:28:40 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Psalm 144

Newt does look ill. I watched a campaign stop in Iowa on CSPAN and he looked bloated and pasty. Next to his painted, starched haired wife, they looked silly. I am not normally a stickler for appearance, this goes directly to electability. We live in a shallow world, and if Newt is sick, that is unfortunate, if Newt is just out of shape, that goes to motivation and discipline. Nancy Reagan regularly put Ronnie on a diet, it is politics 101.


14 posted on 01/05/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by All Blue State
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To: All Blue State

I think he is presently fighting flu. I wish he would disappear the wife. Big negative. I really detest family as stage prop approach anyway. I don’t care about a politician’s family. I care about their policy, period.

One of the things I really liked about Laura Bush was her discreet profile, at least while they were in the White House.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 8:41:59 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

Need to quit posting for a while. That had more ‘I’s per sentence than an Obama speech.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 8:43:00 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Slyscribe

Romney is a herky-jerky speaker. His speech habits make me nervous. He talks fast and is excitable. I watched the people at one of his venues in Iowa. They gave him odd looks.

I would suggest saying things that put him on edge and see to it he gets all worked up.

Come from an angle he hasn’t prepped for.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 8:50:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: Slyscribe
Mitt Romney has a glass jaw, which was much in evidence during an interview with Bret Baier a few weeks ago.

Romney was angry to be asked a solid but fair question about the individual health care mandate. He even chased down Baier after the show, and bitched about it. Baier told the story to Bill O'Reilly on his show.

But Romney's reaction on-screen was so bizarre it was jarring.

When I saw it live that night my immediate reaction was "Holy S___, this guy is not right in the head".

Note the weird grin, strange cackling laugh and the odd looking physical movements in reaction to the question which begins around 6:55 in this clip:

Brett Baier interviews Mitt Romney

18 posted on 01/05/2012 9:00:35 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: not2worry

“Two of three reasons why I won’t vote for Newt - Nasty, Vindictive and Not a Conservative”

Well I guess you will be voting for Willard then because this is going to shake out into a two man race. Newt and Willard.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 9:10:44 AM 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: Slyscribe

I don’t blame Newt for being PO’d.


20 posted on 01/05/2012 9:11:43 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

you could be right.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 10:13:26 AM PST by not2worry
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To: Durus

We mustn’t forget abuot how that nice, non-partisan Barack Obama just wants to pass good liberal legislation, but those wascally partisan Tea Partiers in Congress keep blocking him.

There is no discernible difference between the mainstream media and the Mittstream Media. That is, until Mittney gets the nomination, the honeymoon abruptly ends, and the American public is introduced to the slimy, slippery, sneaky, secretive, irritable, dishonest, untrustworthy, distant, detached, Howard Hughes-like, power-mad Wall Street robber baron who has lorded over the lower classes for his whole life from the perspective of an elitist’s ivory tower and who practices that peculiar, exotic and disturbing Mormon religion which commands him to spread it to you and your children if he can get the power to do so.


22 posted on 01/05/2012 2:53:10 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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