Skip to comments.Gingrich Ramps Up Anti-Romney Message
Posted on 01/07/2012 2:26:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson
No more Mr. Nice Newt?
Newt Gingrich, after being walloped by negative ads in Iowa and finishing fourth, is planning a far more aggressive strategy to "contrast" himself against Mitt Romney in the run-up to the South Carolina primary.
Voters will get a glimpse of Gingrich's post-Iowa tone during back-to-back debates in New Hampshire ahead of that state's primary on Tuesday. The former House speaker told Fox News on Saturday that he won't be "mean-spirited" but will talk about the differences between himself and the former Massachusetts governor.
While Gingrich is vowing to shun the kind of "negative" ads he claims were responsible for bringing him down in Iowa, his campaign and his campaign's supporters are certainly dialing up the heat on Romney. For starters, Gingrich has started to talk about Romney's record on abortion.
"I am genuinely right-to-life -- Romneycare includes tax-paid abortions," Gingrich said Saturday. His campaign is planning to air an ad "soon" on the abortion issue.
While Gingrich claims Romney's abortion record is sullied by his state's health care overhaul -- or "Romneycare" -- the candidate has said the state faced a court order to cover abortions, and it's misleading to suggest he ever pushed taxpayer funding for abortions. Romney's campaign also released a letter from several conservative leaders Saturday praising his record on abortion and marriage. But Gingrich has repeated the abortion charge on a new web site his campaign rolled out called NotRomney.org.
The site includes a flier that states "Mitt Romney has a record of supporting taxpayer funded abortions." It also accuses Romney of backing "higher taxes" and nominating "liberal, activist judges," while arguing that he "is not electable."
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Mitt Romney on abortion, gay rights, gun control, RomneyCare, mandates, etc, in his own words, in Technicolor and SurroundSound:
In addition Romney will bore people to tears by election day. We need a vibrant, head banging, revolutionary, controversial candidate to win this thing. NEWT!
Why we’re so angry.
Negative ads work.
Bout time someone on our side figured that out.
Someone needs to run an advertisement featuring the video of mittens at a recent town hall in which mitt actually stated that he would keep some of the ‘good’ parts of 0-care. Figures that mittens knows some of the ‘good’ parts because he and his friends probably wrote them for romneycare.
With a smile and a soft voice he will carry the big stick of TRUTH!
GOOOOO NEWT Gingrich!
Newt needs to run a negative ad on Romney regarding jobs and the economy based upon his past record. People are hurting and scared out here and that kind of ad will have a great impact on their voting.
I have a feeling Romney would love to call in sick for today’s debate.
What I want is someone to take off the gloves and beat Obama and Romney repeatedly about the face and ears.
Someone who can stand in Ronald Reagan’s place and call islam for what it is. An Evil Empire.
Someone who has the guts to take on illegal immigration.
Someone who has the guts to put a bullet in the EPA, IRS, DOJ, etc.
We need a leader. Not a talking head.
I don’t want a kinder, gentler version. I want someone who is there to kick a$$ and take names.
The only thing I know of that is too big to fail is Almighty God.
That candidate needs to be good with that.
If Newt can, then go Newt.
Re: Romney camp claiming that "the state faced a court order to cover abortions, and it's misleading to suggest he ever pushed taxpayer funding for abortions" -- the discussions we had on FR in January '08 clearly showed then that the "court order" being referenced by the Romney camp references mandates that Massachusetts cover abortions for rape & incest ONLY! (Not $50 abortions funded by Bay State taxpayers under RomneyCare!)
More evidence of the less-than-forthright Mitt and his Mittiacs and Mittites who by such words show they are indeed clones off the old block.
In late 2007 and January '08 we had FR Mittiacs trying to defend these MA abortions. They would claim -- like Mitt is now -- that this was a court order and that these $50 abortions "were thrown in by a judge. Romney had nothing to do with it."
I said even back then: Under normal circumstances, this would be a half truth they were telling. But since abortions due to rape & incest are significantly less than 1% of all abortions, their truth telling in this instance was of an equal percentage.
Bottom line: If Romney can't be held accountable for abortion subsidies in '06 & beyond in MA, then Obama can't be held accountable for taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare!
ALL: This is why every pro-lifer needs to vote AGAINST Romney!!!!
More on this next post.
Gingrich shouldn't have too much trouble with that with all he has to choose from as a conservative!
I hope Newt can get his mojo back. The debate should be interesting.
I still don’t quite understand what happened to Newt ????
More on Romney camp claiming that "the state faced a court order to cover abortions, and it's misleading to suggest he ever pushed taxpayer funding for abortions" -- the discussions we had on FR in January '08 clearly showed then that the "court order" being referenced by the Romney camp references mandates that Massachusetts cover abortions for rape & incest ONLY! (Not $50 abortions funded by Bay State taxpayers under RomneyCare!)
In the '08 campaign debates, Mitt Romney was on record saying:
(A) "Commonwealth Care" mandated insurance for the 7% of Bay State residents who did not have insurance.
(B) One-fourth of those who lacked insurance in the Bay State--almost 2% of the population--were earning $75,000 or more.
Then, RomneyCare came along and offered $50 abortions by subsidizing almost 2% of the female population who were earning $75,000 or more (women who were NOT covered by the court mandate -- as it dealt with Medicaid funded abortions)...
...and another 2% to almost 3% of the female population were likely women above or around the Medicaid border for receiving such assistance.
Translation: 4-5% of the female population in MA can thank RomneyCare for getting cheap abortions they were not eligible under Medicaid-provisions pre-RomneyCare.
Bottom line: Even excluding abortions in MA tied to rape and incest, RomneyCare's been the likely DIRECT ties "sponsor" of 1 out of every 20-25 abortions in the Bay State.
Mitt Romney, the deep-coffers source of dismembering 1 in 20-25 babies in the Bay State.
Sh!t happens. In this case, it was in the name of FOX, Rove, Romney, Inc.
Finally! Someone is going to talk about RomneyCare. Why bring up just the abortion issue, though, Newt? Hit the whole darned thing! Talk about it being the original ObamaCare!
I think that’s exactly right. Newt’s the best out of the bunch.
That’s frickin’ scary.