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I like this Newt
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 01/17/2012 6:01:47 AM PST by Mustang Driver

Newt Gingrich apparently won Monday night’s debate on Fox News, but likely this is a case of a last-second touchdown when you are down by two touchdowns. Seth Leibsohn of National Review Online gave the night to Newt: “When he is right, he is great. The ongoing problem is when he is wrong. But tonight he was right — about a lot, and said it better than anyone.”

Newt showed his Tea Party side:

I think it’s very important for us to look at job creation. As a young member of Congress, I worked with President Ronald Reagan. We passed an economic growth package. We created 16 million jobs. The American people within a framework that Reagan had established created 16 million jobs.

As speaker I came back — working with President Bill Clinton, we passed a very Reagan-like program, less regulation, lower taxes. Unemployment dropped to 4.2 percent. We created 11 million jobs. Now, those are real numbers that people can verify out in the open.

And I like that when asked about his plan for Social Security he brought back.

When Bush presented it 7 years ago, the press and the Democrats (and too many Republicans) blasted it because it would divert money from Social Security — now we are diverting three times as much and calling it a “payroll tax cut.”

Anyway, From Newt:

Well, it is, as a historian, a fact-based model that has Galveston, Texas, and the entire country of Chile as testing grounds. Chile has done this. Jose Pinera’s glad to talk about it, the guy who created it, they have done it for over 30 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dailymail.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; newt2012; romneybotzot; sc2012; standingo; whatzzotyousay; zot
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1 posted on 01/17/2012 6:01:52 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver
Team Romney's media minions spinning furiously ......

If Newt wins South Carolina, he'll win the nomination. Go Newt!

2 posted on 01/17/2012 6:03:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Mustang Driver
Link to a powerful post by FReeper Future Snake Eater
3 posted on 01/17/2012 6:04:57 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Mustang Driver

Well he does have the endorsement of a tea party hating pro amnesty group. That’s gotta count for something.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2833684/posts


4 posted on 01/17/2012 6:06:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: WVNan

FYI
You may need to write a letter to the editor ;~)


5 posted on 01/17/2012 6:06:09 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Servant of the Cross

I didn’t watch the debate but local radio played Newt’s big time put down of Juan Williams question about hiring black youths. The crowd reaction was great!

I’m sure now Juan will be saying that the event must have been a cracker KKK rally!! LOL.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Mustang Driver

The Truth is a refreshing drink of cold water, is it not?

Take the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of Truth, and cleave the joint from the marrow...


7 posted on 01/17/2012 6:08:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Newt. Romney without ethics.

Flame away.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 6:09:00 AM PST by NeilGus
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To: spetznaz; Future Useless Eater
Indeed, a powerful post FutureUselessEater (maybe Snakes are Useless too?)

That we have two choices now: 1) Unify behind Newt or 2) allow Romney to win - is blatantly obvious at this point.

9 posted on 01/17/2012 6:09:35 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NeilGus
From your posting history, it is clear you want Newt to just go away so that Willard will win.

No Sale.

10 posted on 01/17/2012 6:12:29 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: KeyLargo

The “legacy of slavery” has been constantly, generationally pounded into the black culture such that any suggestion of hard work being a positive is considered demeaning,

and even pointing out this cultural revulsion of “demeaning” work is “raaaayyyssssisss”.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 6:13:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek

I think that is a planted front group dreamed up and paid off by Team Romney to do harm to Newt.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 6:13:47 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Future Useless Eater

Ooops. Mea culpa for the error. As for his post - 100% truth in a way that I hope everyone can comprehend. If SC goes to Romney there is a chance FL may be too late.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 6:13:58 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Mustang Driver

Why in the world are we talking about “last second touchdowns” when only a few thousand folks have voted in two small oddball states?


14 posted on 01/17/2012 6:14:38 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Why in the world are we talking about “last second touchdowns” when only a few thousand folks have voted in two small oddball states?

Damn good question. It is because Team Romney and its media minions are scared to death of Newt. Willard was bruised last night and he has sent the word out to attack and spin furiously.

15 posted on 01/17/2012 6:19:12 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

No kidding. *Sheeesh*


16 posted on 01/17/2012 6:19:58 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: NeilGus
Newt. Romney without ethics.

Flame away.

Why flame away?

You make an asinine, unsubstantiated charge, and then beg to be flamed.

The great aspect about FR is that Jim Rob permits stupid, ignorant statements to be made by Mooks and you fit the bill.

It's your right to be stupid, and don't let any one try to educate you, you are entitled to your ignorant opinion.

Enuff flame, feel better now?

17 posted on 01/17/2012 6:20:18 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: KeyLargo

Actually Juan was pretty humble in his defeat.


18 posted on 01/17/2012 6:22:37 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Servant of the Cross

You are correct that I want Newt to go away (just like that guy in Iowa after Newt called Ryan’s plan ‘right wing social engineering’).

My choices were/are Sarah, Herman, Bachmann, Santorum and Romney.

I oppose Paul and Newt although I would probably vote for them over O.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 6:22:58 AM PST by NeilGus
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To: Mustang Driver
Newt has great command of any situation he finds himself in. Last night he knew going into the debate he had to produce a knockout punch. Watch Newt as Juan starts the question and observe how calmly he is setting up the attack in his mind. When he opens up, it is like a water fall sweeping away the apposing view. I like this tiger to the neck approach, but others seem to feel it is too harsh and he will again be made out by the left as the mean, old, evil guy they tarred him with as Speaker of the House.
20 posted on 01/17/2012 6:24:23 AM PST by iontheball
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To: MrB

Video here:

Newt Gingrich’s Standing Ovation at S.C. GOP Debate
You Tube ^ | 1/16/12 | You Tube

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:48:24 AM by Scanian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2833887/posts


21 posted on 01/17/2012 6:25:50 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: USS Alaska

lol, obviously if a FReeper is willing to be flamed, they are really, really, really serious about their comment, so therefore, we must take them seriously......... I think I read that somewhere ;-) #withNewt


22 posted on 01/17/2012 6:27:08 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: USS Alaska

Deep man.

Newt referred to Ryan’s plan as “right wing social engineering.’
Newt supported mandates before Romney.
Newt sat with Queen Nancy in support of global warming.
Newt was on Freddie’s payroll.

And the list goes on.

Romney is not my first choice but I do prefer Romney over Newt.

If Newt would do us all a favor and drop out, maybe a real conservative could emerge.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 6:27:43 AM PST by NeilGus
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To: traderrob6

“Actually Juan was pretty humble in his defeat.”

It’s funny that FOX did not pan back to Juan’s face when Newt received a standing ovation.

Juan Williams is just the kind of typical NPR elitist snob type that Newt was talking about.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 6:31:37 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: All

Once Newt discarded the idea of trusting the media (to report the truth), I think he started to do better. The Pelosi incident, the Ryan comments, global warming nonsense were all designed to get some love from the media. It failed.
Same has to go for whomever the nominee is. The media is not you friend. Don’t bother trying to sugarcoat how you feel because they’ll report what they want anyway.


25 posted on 01/17/2012 6:32:04 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: NeilGus

Santorum is my third and final choice but I don’t think the GOP really has any intent of taking the white house anyway.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 6:34:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: traderrob6
Actually Juan was pretty humble in his defeat.

Looking back, I am not entirely sure that he didn't tee up that ball for Newt. After all, he KNOWS Newt, and he knows he isn't PC. Hmmmm.

27 posted on 01/17/2012 6:35:06 AM PST by Shelayne
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To: NeilGus

Rombot,

Promoting Willard over Newt makes you appear clueless. Do some homework please.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 6:38:33 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: KeyLargo

I don’t agree with the assessment of Juan being the typical NPR elitist snob.
I think Juan grew up in a victimhood culture, then went to work amongst liberals and thought that that was how the world “was”.

From what I can tell, he’s open to the truth, and it actually has some affect on him when it smacks him upside the head.

But, indeed, it is hard to say to oneself, especially at his age - “the way I’ve viewed the world is a total lie”.


29 posted on 01/17/2012 6:41:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: NeilGus
The "right social-engineering" comment has been a major contextomy by the media, see here.
30 posted on 01/17/2012 6:41:41 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: NeilGus

Newsmax

Gingrich, Rivals Hit Romney Hard in GOP Debate
Monday, January 16, 2012 11:02 PM

By: Paul Scicchitano

With only a handful of days to go before the do-or-die South Carolina primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to score big points in Monday night’s two-hour Republican debate, according to an analysis by Fox News, which hosted the event.

Asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity who won, author and political analyst Dick Morris proclaimed “Newt, Newt, Newt” the winner. “He was always one good debate performance away from getting back in this race and boy he had it tonight,” said Morris.

More importantly, Gingrich’s response to questions on the economy, foreign policy, and race in particular appeared to resonate well with the national viewing audience, who were invited to assess whether they felt candidates had answered questions — or attempted to dodge them — using the Twitter social media website to register their responses.

With respect to the economy, Fox’s John Roberts reported that most people felt Gingrich had answered the questions while Romney was thought to be dodging them. The other candidates all gave fairly good — or at least satisfactory — responses.

“As we’re looking at foreign policy. Newt Gingrich did very well on foreign policy. Mitt Romney, as you can see, below the line,” explained Roberts, adding, “I’ve got to tell you, he spent most of the night below the line.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-romney-debate-santorum/2012/01/16/id/424352


31 posted on 01/17/2012 6:42:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: MrB

Good reply. I agree.


32 posted on 01/17/2012 6:43:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: NeilGus

Romney. Crony Captialist, Tarp loving, bailout loving, hands out begging from the taxpayer CAPTIALIST.

Flame on bro.....


33 posted on 01/17/2012 6:44:19 AM PST by swampfox101 (A)
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To: NeilGus
C'mon man. Just say it. You want to. Don't hind behind Santorum. You want Mitt.


Wellllll ........ we're waiting!

34 posted on 01/17/2012 6:47:28 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: KeyLargo
Dick Morris proclaimed “Newt, Newt, Newt” the winner.

Dick Morris? Yikes! Thanks for bursting my bubble.

35 posted on 01/17/2012 6:48:42 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: KeyLargo
Dick Morris proclaimed “Newt, Newt, Newt” the winner.

Dick Morris? Yikes! Thanks for bursting my bubble.

36 posted on 01/17/2012 6:48:48 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: KeyLargo
Asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity who won, author and political analyst Dick Morris proclaimed “Newt, Newt, Newt” the winner. “He was always one good debate performance away from getting back in this race and boy he had it tonight,” said Morris.

I hate Dick Morris. I think that he's a slimy little weasel.

That being said, he's a well-connected, in-tune, slimy little weasel, who's right more often than not. I hope that he's right this time.

37 posted on 01/17/2012 6:51:35 AM PST by wbill
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To: Mustang Driver; All

This author nails the debate performances. Mittens had train wreck. Two best performances Newt and Perry.

Perry needs to join Newt and fight the GOP establishment.

#withNewt

http://worldviewtonight.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-fox-news-gop-south-carolina-post-debate-review/


38 posted on 01/17/2012 6:52:12 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Mustang Driver

One of my biggest issues with Newt (who’s clearly the smartest guy on that stage) is his mariachi impression - “I, I I I...”. His arrogance has been his downfall before, and it doesn’t appear to have waned at all. That can be fatal.


39 posted on 01/17/2012 6:54:50 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: wbill
"I hate Dick Morris. I think that he's a slimy little weasel. ""

No argument here.

Actually he is rather large as a matter of fact....

40 posted on 01/17/2012 7:02:28 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: MrB

Good reply. I agree.


41 posted on 01/17/2012 7:03:12 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: traderrob6
Someone on last night's debate thread mentioned that Juan likes Newt, and judging by how "stoked" Juan was after the debate (he clearly felt it was a really good one!), I wonder if Juan didn't throw that question at Newt with the hope he would do what precisely what he did--hit it out of the park!

The question was definitely "low and inside"--but I think Juan might be more than a little tired of all those "white liberals" who are so full of the "soft bigotry of low expectations" that they don't realize how much damage their policies have done to the once-strong and family-oriented Black community.

Newt DOES realize this--as his response to Juan's question so brilliantly displayed. And--again from Juan's mood after the debate--I don't think he was upset or angered by how well Newt handled his "pitch".

42 posted on 01/17/2012 7:09:18 AM PST by milagro
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To: KeyLargo
"I hate Dick Morris. I think that he's a slimy little weasel. ""

He is actually a Big Fat Toe Sucker. . . . .

43 posted on 01/17/2012 7:11:58 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: milagro

Never thought of that -

Juan could just be playing the part of “offended black liberal” in order to be a “foil” for Newt and to get some payback on the truly racist libs he’s been working with all his life.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 7:12:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek
"I don’t think the GOP really has any intent of taking the white house anyway."

Me either. I can't get excited about any of them, especially NOOT & MITSY. . . .

45 posted on 01/17/2012 7:15:33 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: milagro

I have a simpler explanation....Juan’s a bonafide lib but still a class act. He got his a$$ handed to him and handled his b!tch slap like a man.


46 posted on 01/17/2012 7:28:34 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
Actually Juan was pretty humble in his defeat.

True.

But his endless "poor blacks" racist schtick has become unbearable.
It was way past the time for someone to hand him his butt on a platter.

I wouldn't be surprised if Newt expected Juan to play the race card on MLK Day and was locked, loaded and ready for it.


47 posted on 01/17/2012 7:41:41 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yes, I want Mitt over Newt... in my sleep.

Newt is good at talking but he is like Nixon or Clinton. etc. They don’t care about anything but themselves.

He is great in Republican debates but put him in front of another audience and he will say whatever he needs to say to wow them. Hence he is on the couch with Nancy or endorsing individual mandates.

The biggest difference between Newt and Romney is that Newt has no problem collecting his cash from Freddie. Then being outraged when people call him on it!

For the record, Newt was shown the door (of being Speaker) by conservative Republicans.


48 posted on 01/17/2012 7:42:08 AM PST by NeilGus
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To: MrB
Juan could just be playing the part of “offended black liberal” in order to be a “foil” for Newt ...

I think if you watch the whole exchange again, and particularly Juan's reactions and his forceful, with some suppressed anger, restating of his follow up questions over the crowd noise (both applause for Newt and boos for the additional race-baiting questions), you'll see that he was speaking on behalf of Holder's people and not some 'foil' for Newt.

And Newt's big response [at 0:52] started out like this ... Well (pause) ... first of all, Juan (pause) .... [the audience laughs, because it is clear that Newt is schooling Juan and he's going slow to be sure he'll get it cause it's coming] ....

You can't convince me that Juan Williams conspired with Newt to get his butt handed to him like that.

49 posted on 01/17/2012 7:45:56 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: swampfox101

Wow, you accuse Romney of being a CAPITALIST. Such a crime...

He is not a Crony Capitalist.

Many from all sides supported TARP and bailouts (I admit I was/am not one supporting same).

When has he had his hands out begging for money from taxpayers (note that if he takes advantage of programs available for everyone, that is neither Crony Capitalism or begging for taxpayer money. I take all of the deductions available to me too and don’t consider it bad form).


50 posted on 01/17/2012 7:52:51 AM PST by NeilGus
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