Skip to comments.I like this Newt
Posted on 01/17/2012 6:01:47 AM PST by Mustang Driver
Newt Gingrich apparently won Monday nights 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 its 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 Pineras glad to talk about it, the guy who created it, they have done it for over 30 years.
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If Newt wins South Carolina, he'll win the nomination. Go Newt!
Well he does have the endorsement of a tea party hating pro amnesty group. That’s gotta count for something.
You may need to write a letter to the editor ;~)
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.
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...
Newt. Romney without ethics.
That we have two choices now: 1) Unify behind Newt or 2) allow Romney to win - is blatantly obvious at this point.
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”.
I think that is a planted front group dreamed up and paid off by Team Romney to do harm to Newt.
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.
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.
No kidding. *Sheeesh*
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?
Actually Juan was pretty humble in his defeat.
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.
Newt Gingrich’s Standing Ovation at S.C. GOP Debate
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:48:24 AM by Scanian
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
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.
“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.
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.
Santorum is my third and final choice but I don’t think the GOP really has any intent of taking the white house anyway.
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.
Promoting Willard over Newt makes you appear clueless. Do some homework please.
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”.
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 nights two-hour Republican debate, according to an analysis by Fox News, which hosted the event.
Asked by Foxs 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, Gingrichs 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, Foxs 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 were looking at foreign policy. Newt Gingrich did very well on foreign policy. Mitt Romney, as you can see, below the line, explained Roberts, adding, Ive got to tell you, he spent most of the night below the line.
Good reply. I agree.
Romney. Crony Captialist, Tarp loving, bailout loving, hands out begging from the taxpayer CAPTIALIST.
Flame on bro.....
Wellllll ........ we're waiting!
Dick Morris? Yikes! Thanks for bursting my bubble.
Dick Morris? Yikes! Thanks for bursting my bubble.
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.
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.
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.
No argument here.
Actually he is rather large as a matter of fact....
Good reply. I agree.
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".
He is actually a Big Fat Toe Sucker. . . . .
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.
Me either. I can't get excited about any of them, especially NOOT & MITSY. . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).