Skip to comments.Rally will feature Gingrich, Clyburn (Newt and a lib with lifetime ACU rating of 8 share spotlight)
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 Carolinas 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 Carolinas lone Democratic congressman.
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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...
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.
After the Pelosi fiasco, I’d think he would have learned that you don’t make joint appearances with Lefties for any purpose.
There, clarified it.
DeMint says SC will go to rommney.
Newt just jumped the shark.
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.
Did DeMint endorse Romney or was he just predicting?
I don’t think so...Ann Coulter can go to....
“I dont think so...Ann Coulter can go to....”
So you are still “all in” for Newt?
Battered wife syndrome......
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.
“....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.
Who are you for?
“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.
Isn’t Clyburn the one who locked arms during the Tea Party rally in DC and called them racist?
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.
Everyone is trying to find the perfect conservative to prop up. An electable one doesn't exist in this election cycle.
“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.
Thats right. Any vote in a storm. A vote is a vote. Go Newt!
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.
Rush Limbaugh is talking about this and saying Newt is denying this. Who knows?
“....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.
Seems to me you have something personal against against Newt. He kick your dog or something?
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?
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...
So true, and a horrible tragedy of the greatness that could have been.
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.
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.