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Rally will feature Gingrich, Clyburn (Newt and a lib with lifetime ACU rating of 8 share spotlight)
The State ^ | 1/10/12 | A Beam

Posted on 01/11/2012 2:15:23 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

As he fights for the Republican presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will appear with one of the South Carolina’s most prominent Democrats.

Gingrich is scheduled to speak at a homeownership rally on Thursday in front of the State House along with U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, South Carolina’s lone Democratic congressman.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; newt
We like Newt in our house, esp. my spouse since Cain dropped out, but this is a bit ridiculous.
1 posted on 01/11/2012 2:15:34 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

OMG. Why?


2 posted on 01/11/2012 2:31:53 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is one of many ‘go to school’ moments Newt has provided to us over the last decade and a half. I graduated over a decade ago.

Newt is brilliant one moment and totally lost in space the next.

I cannot back a man that is this fickle.

Can someone please explain to me how you reach out to Democrats these days? Their leader in the White House being who he is, what person who still calls themselves a Democrat is someone you can make deals with?

Newt, for heaven’s sake...


3 posted on 01/11/2012 2:34:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

SO. WHAT?

Let's just find things to complain about?

4 posted on 01/11/2012 2:49:37 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Why would anyone want to appear with this guy, lending him legitmacy by merely appearing on the same stage with him?

James Clyburn Uses Arizona Shootings To Call For Return Of “Fairness Doctrine”  LINK

Third-Ranking Democrat In House, James Clyburn, Admits Most Of What They Do Not Authorized By The Constitution  LINK

Congressman Jim Clyburn: "Obama’s Unpopular Because Americans Are Racists"  LINK

5 posted on 01/11/2012 2:50:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

If Newt says nice things about a liberal, then that’s one thing.

For Newt to appear at an event where there’s also a liberal just means, it’s campaign season.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 2:51:57 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

After the Pelosi fiasco, I’d think he would have learned that you don’t make joint appearances with Lefties for any purpose.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 3:00:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
For Newt to appear at an event where there’s also a liberal just means it’s campaign season in an open primary state.

There, clarified it.

8 posted on 01/11/2012 3:02:42 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

DeMint says SC will go to rommney.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 3:16:59 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: FreedomPoster

Newt just jumped the shark.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 3:17:44 AM PST by ibytoohi
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Newt, the preferred candidate of those polled on this Conservative forum, has made chumps out of those who supported him.

I was never one of them. Come clean freepers - Admit that Anne Coulter was right about Newt, after all, and that Newt - as always - knows what words to say, things to do to appear to be whatever might be necessary to get elected.

How many more “Pelosi Moments” must we endure before folks admit he’s not our Conservative Savior.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 3:37:09 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Post5203

Did DeMint endorse Romney or was he just predicting?


12 posted on 01/11/2012 3:44:09 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: RFEngineer

I don’t think so...Ann Coulter can go to....


14 posted on 01/11/2012 5:00:11 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

“I don’t think so...Ann Coulter can go to....”

So you are still “all in” for Newt?

Battered wife syndrome......


15 posted on 01/11/2012 5:22:09 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
It's not Newt's event, he was invited and others were also invited. Some people are so eager to find the slightest thing to pile on to Newt they will use the ACU rating of a ideological opponent (that happens to be appearing on the same stage) to somehow smear Gingrich by osmosis, but when people mention that Gingrich has the highest ACU rating of anyone running, they dismiss the ACU rating system.

Of course these same people are typically for a candidate that has a worse ACU rating so they don't have much choice.

It appears that Republicans are the stupid party after all.

16 posted on 01/11/2012 5:41:53 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

“....people are so eager to find the slightest thing to pile on to Newt they will use the ACU rating of a ideological opponent (that happens to be appearing on the same stage)”

So it was when Nancy Pelosi just happened to appear on the same couch with Newt to tout liberalism.

This is not a “slight” thing for Newt to do.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 5:47:43 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
The pelosi thing was a commercial that Ginrich was part of. This event is something he agreed to appear at. It's not the same thing at all.


Who are you for?

18 posted on 01/11/2012 5:54:24 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Makes sense.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 6:37:10 AM PST by b9
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To: Durus

“The pelosi thing was a commercial that Ginrich was part of. This event is something he agreed to appear at. It’s not the same thing at all.”

It IS the same thing: Stupid.

“Who are you for?”

Not Gingrich, Not Romney. Other than that, undecided, letting the primaries play out.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 6:41:04 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Isn’t Clyburn the one who locked arms during the Tea Party rally in DC and called them racist?


21 posted on 01/11/2012 6:43:40 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: RFEngineer
I recently contributed to both Santorum AND Newt's campaign.  I have worries about BOTH of them.  Santorum apparently endorsed Arlen Spector at one point (egads).  Both of them are far more conservative than the crypto-socialist Romney.  Romney...  THE architect of communist health care in the United States of America.  The birth place of which was Massachusetts.  Ron Paul is a radical anti-war kook who would betray his own nation in a foolish attempt to play nice to it's enemies (can you say Jimmy Crack-Corn Carter?).

Watch this video.  This is everything that a conservative would want to hear from a candidate running for President of the United States.  These words are not fake, by comparrison to EVERYTHING out of the mouth of the plastic banana Romney.

 

22 posted on 01/11/2012 6:44:21 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
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To: Publitus
He jumped the shark long ago.

Everyone is trying to find the perfect conservative to prop up. An electable one doesn't exist in this election cycle.

23 posted on 01/11/2012 6:46:55 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

“These words are not fake”

Stop right there. Everything about Newt is calculated fakery. From his conversion to Catholicism, to the Contract with America, to expressed Conservatism, to the Pelosi fiasco.

He wants to be President. He will pretend to be whatever it takes to get there. If “reaching across the aisle” will get him there, that is what he will do. If pretending to be Catholic will give him cover for his past, that is what he will do. If pretending to be a Constitutional Conservative will get him across the line, then that is what he will do.

This is why he is especially unfit for the Presidency, in my opinion, and why I will never vote for him. He’s a fake.

Romney is a northeastern liberal politician. I won’t vote for him either.

I will consider anybody else, and so for me the primary process is useful at least in that regard.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 7:10:51 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Thats right. Any vote in a storm. A vote is a vote. Go Newt!


25 posted on 01/11/2012 7:48:31 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: DoughtyOne

As I have earlier posted about Newt’s brilliant (no sarcasm) debate performances, he’d make a great
GOP candidate, if he just wasn’t Newt.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 8:03:15 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Rush Limbaugh is talking about this and saying Newt is denying this. Who knows?


27 posted on 01/11/2012 9:40:26 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: RFEngineer
It is not the same thing. He is going to event with other people at the same event and that is all. You want it to mean something it doesn't mean in order to smear Gingrich, arguably the most conservative person in the race.
28 posted on 01/11/2012 9:59:06 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

“....arguably the most conservative person in the race.”

That’s right. “Arguably” I think he’s a fake, you think he’s a conservative.

So at least we can agree that there is a legitimate argument, and that, my friend is the problem.

It should be inarguable.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 10:23:15 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
ACU rating, accomplishments in office, both demonstrate he is conservative. That isn't in question by anyone that's been paying attention to politics for the last 30 some odd years. What I said was that he was arguable the MOST conservative in the race. You call him a fake, present a couple of factoids and a whole lot of mind reading to support your theory that he is a "fake". Someone else could present Newt's years of service, a conservative record that can't be matched by any other Republican candidate and you come up with some lame "it's a problem that it can be argued"? Some people will argue for or against anything just to hear themselves talk...that isn't a problem for Gingrich.

Seems to me you have something personal against against Newt. He kick your dog or something?

30 posted on 01/11/2012 10:48:59 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Is it your contention that Newt, except for the couple of factoids presented is a model Conservative?

Newt is a serial liberal compromiser. He thinks he can finesse his way out of any situation. Because of that I don’t trust any conservative principle he says he has.

If you don’t think that’s a reasonable criticism, despite what the ACU rating may say, then you’ll need a thicker skin to talk politics.

No, he did not kick my dog, but he did treat a couple of his wives like dogs, kicking them to the curb.

Newt will say, do, pretend, fake anything at all to become president - probably most politicians will, but we aren’t totally sure about the others - Newt proves it again and again.

You say it’s Ok for Newt to share a platform with a liberal democrat while campaigning. Why, given his past “issues” that you dismiss so easily? Did Newt promise you something sparkly from Tiffany’s?


31 posted on 01/11/2012 1:20:44 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: libstripper

Sad isn’t it. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone present so clearly the ideals that made our nation great.

Then when the tape stats flapping at the end of the reel, Newt picks up where his brain left off, and destroys it.

If I could expect him to govern as the man presenting the sound ideals, I would vote for him hands down.

Alas I can’t. Just damn...


32 posted on 01/12/2012 1:59:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

So true, and a horrible tragedy of the greatness that could have been.


33 posted on 01/12/2012 3:45:27 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

I agree. For instance, we were pleased as punch when the Gingrich Congress balanced our budget. Bush comes along and all of a sudden a balanced budget doesn’t mean jack.

I realize war efforts cost money, but they don’t cost that much money.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 5:38:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: libstripper

Point is, if he had remained a good leader, he would have been able to have positive impact on that. Instead he was ousted by his own team, or would have been if he hadn’t stepped down.


35 posted on 01/12/2012 5:40:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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