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Newt grabs himself a South Carolina lifeline. Gingrich wins debate as Mitt Romney stumbles
Mail Online ^ | 17 Jan 12 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 01/17/2012 6:37:23 AM PST by xzins

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To: EDINVA

GREAT LINE!


101 posted on 01/17/2012 8:43:45 AM PST by milagro
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To: lonevoice

Newt all the way to the White House!


102 posted on 01/17/2012 8:44:47 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: chuckles
Romney. 47th in job creation as governor, architect of Obama Care, assault weapons ban, tax hikes, abortion votes, and homo marriage.

Up here, we refer to them as "Mass-holes".

103 posted on 01/17/2012 8:45:17 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: VinL
AMEN!

And--proof of the truth in what you posted is how delighted Juan Williams seemed after the debate. Not the kind of reaction one might expect of to someone who was deeply concerned about a "bruised ego"!

104 posted on 01/17/2012 8:49:19 AM PST by milagro
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To: Sudetenland

I’ll give you that. Perry rocked last night.


105 posted on 01/17/2012 8:51:41 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: hoosiermama
Juan was being the devils advocate.

That was so evident in the post-debate conversation. Both Juan's words and the animation in his face indicated a positive response to Newt.

106 posted on 01/17/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by Helen
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To: nicmarlo
Fast ball--low and inside--followed by a home run!

And the pitcher is NOT on the "other team"--though he might put on the uniform for the "game". But, as I think Juan Williams understands very well, politics is not JUST a game. It is often a matter of freedom's life--or death!

107 posted on 01/17/2012 8:56:07 AM PST by milagro
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To: GOPsterinMA

it says you cannot run for president unless you are from a state that always votes heavily in your party’s favor, and that republicans will be destroyed because the media and opponent will simply spend a billion dollars savaging them in their home state, while the liberal from new york gets a pass.


108 posted on 01/17/2012 8:57:21 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: HIDEK6

Watch Newt beat Juan here...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/see-the-exchange-over-race-between-gingrich-and-juan-williams-that-led-to-a-standing-ovation/


109 posted on 01/17/2012 8:57:37 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: HIDEK6

Oooops! You got tons of links already. FReepers rock!


110 posted on 01/17/2012 8:59:27 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Charles Martel
I'll bet Newt even did that without slipping into an ethnically-tinged dialect, a~la Hillary.

Or Obama.

111 posted on 01/17/2012 9:00:31 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: hoosiermama

I haven’t read Juan’s book. Thank you for correcting my perception of him.


112 posted on 01/17/2012 9:03:58 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: P-Marlowe

That elections matter.

That voting for voting for the most likable guy, instead of the grumpy guy that knew what he was talking about has caused us big problems in the past.

That voting with your feeling instead of with your brain has caused us problems.


113 posted on 01/17/2012 9:07:55 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: WoofDog123; Clintonfatigued; Impy

I’m not serious when I say that...although it makes a candidate look really weak if they do lose their home state.

If Romney still lists Massholechusetts as his home state, he will lose here badly, making him look even weaker, even if he did win POTUS. And you can bet the MSM will never tire of reminding the masses that Romney lost his home state.

Another reason for Romney not to be the nominee is control of the US Senate: Romney as the nominee will get more Rat voters out here and that means they’ll also vote for Lizzy the Carpetbagger against RINO Brown which could decide the balance of Senate.


114 posted on 01/17/2012 9:09:44 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Kenny

Perry isn’t doing well in the polls but ur sure gotta love the guy........! I find myself rooting for him every time he speaks.

He does have a big heart for our country.....!

I could easily support the guy.....!


115 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:02 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: hoosiermama
Romney has very strange money dealings with Soros
and with the 911 Mosque.

Also, what happened to the children murdered by the Nazis
in the French palace in which Romney lived which then FINANCIALLY benefited Romney?
Any of these is a viable October surprise.

"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle ….
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.

So it’s OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."


“Bain Capital, has cut checks totaling $90,000 to Romney’s operation. “


116 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:59 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: PolarCat
if Romney weathers the pounding and becomes our nominee, I’ll gladly support him.

I don't know how any conservative could "gladly support" a man who's record shows him to be a pale imitation of Barack Obama.

Oh, and welcome to Free Republic.

117 posted on 01/17/2012 9:19:36 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: Diogenesis; maggief; STARWISE

Look at the information Dio posted. Do you have anything in your files about the topic?


118 posted on 01/17/2012 9:20:33 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Sudetenland
I thought Perry was magnificent. Too bad he got off to such a bumbling stumbling start early in his campaign--still he's young enough to make a run in 8 years.

Perry will be 69 in eight years. Not exactly the prime age for a presidential contender. He'll be long out of the Texas Governor's office by that time, and largely irrelevant.

Just my opinion, but I think 2012 is his best shot.

119 posted on 01/17/2012 9:29:05 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: sissyjane

Karl Rove is the biggest enemy the republican party has. He has utmost contmept and disdain for conservatives and does everything within his power to belittle and destroy all of our conservative candidates.

It amazes me that “so called” conservative media folks invite the lying, blue blood socialist on their show to give a conservtive point of view.

What are they thinking and were is their loyalty.......?


120 posted on 01/17/2012 9:29:29 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: hoosiermama

I never heard about this French palace thing before.

Here’s a link I found that gave some info. about that:

http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2011/12/truth-about-romneys-time-in-france-as.html


121 posted on 01/17/2012 9:33:20 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Diogenesis
Romney has very strange money dealings with Soros and with the 911 Mosque.

Yep. I thought Newt might've intended to bring that up with his other criticism of Bain Capital. Alas, nothing yet. Maybe he's saving it 'til just before the Florida primary, when it might do the most damage.

The Soros stuff is unsavory as Hell, but not surprising with a company like Bain. The 9/11 Mosque connection, though - that's highly toxic. Why leave that arrow in the quiver?

122 posted on 01/17/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Yaelle
No Problem. If you listen to the question again you will notice that Juan make a point of including the fact that Newt was speaking in an all black church when he was discussing the issue that he was questioned about. It's my understanding that white GOP candidates don't visit the black communities let alone their churches very often.

SO since Juan is black and many were listening to his questioning because he's a role model(how many AA moderators have the other stations used) was he in fact telegraphing more pro-Newt message to the black community than is obvious to the white listener?

That's my dissertation topic LOL

SC has an open primary IIRC hmmmmmm????

123 posted on 01/17/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: cpdiii
I remember the News Media saying Bill Clinton was the smartest politician in history. He could talk on the phone to Arafat while doing the NY Times crossword puzzle.

I thought how smart is he that he would gamble the highest office of the land for an average looking fat chick? My conclusion “not that smart.”

I have always admired Gingrich, but does he not have a six shooter cemented to his foot? So smart he can't control his mouth? He can't control his spending (jewelry) he can't control his ethics? He can't control his beliefs? Not smart enough to know not to ever be caught on camera with Pelosi?

He's a hell of a speaker, a great historian, but as arrogant as they come. Which means he lacks real confidence and lacks personal intuition.

After Newt got bullied in Iowa, he announces to the world he is now going to take the gloves off?

The smart guy just does it he doesn't need to announce it. When you kick the ass of a bully the whole neighborhood knows it.

Just an observation.

124 posted on 01/17/2012 9:37:26 AM PST by Blacksheep (There are no coincidences......)
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To: swampfox101

AND he is party to the law suit in GA, that if he wins puts Newt on the ballot.

Teamwork?????


125 posted on 01/17/2012 9:41:29 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: milagro

I agree; to this point, I have yet to see or hear anything from Juan that lacks from sincerity of belief about love of country (as opposed to love of ideology, self, power and greed—like the rapid liberals, and republican elitists/establishment.


126 posted on 01/17/2012 9:53:56 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo

rapid = rabid


127 posted on 01/17/2012 9:55:19 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: cookcounty

Ron Paul said taxes should be zero.

He will spin it to say he meant we should abolish the income tax or something like that.

It was interesting at one point when Gingrich said something along the lines of “getting support” to enact his program.H e’s the only one with the either the integrity or the knowledge to make that clear.

That makes Ron Paul’s statement about zero taxes such a contrast. Paul isn’t getting anyone to follow him anyplace, yet he comes out with this garbage about zero taxes and trillion dollar spending cuts in the 1st year.

He knows, I know, you know, and the whole world knows that Congress doesn’t work that way. I doubt they’d follow him to the water fountain for a drink, much less in cutting taxes to zero and spending by a trillion the first year.


128 posted on 01/17/2012 9:59:10 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: Lady Lucky; jazusamo
trusts Obama not to abuse his powers under the NDAA

I heard that and nearly gagged.

I guess Romney hasn't been reading about "Fast and Furious" has he? Of all that was said last night by Romney, that tipped the scale past clueless and went all the way to "stupid".

And it means that the blue-bloods have accepted Obama as a club member.

129 posted on 01/17/2012 10:14:12 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: sanjuanbob

Good word. Thanks. It’ll go on the list of what candidates to describe that Ron Paul plaint-whine or whatever it is. Drives me nuts.


130 posted on 01/17/2012 10:21:42 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: xzins
Jay Nordlinger at NRO: "On this, I’m not wrong, I know: When Newt’s on, he is thrilling. I keep saying that in these debate notes, I realize. But it’s true. The best thing that can happen to Newt is a journalist’s decision to tangle with him, especially from the left.

Suggest he’s a racist because he talks about the dignity of work and the indignity of food stamps? He’ll clean your clock. At least in my book."

Rich Lowry at NRO: "He was absolutely splendid. He proved once again that if debating was all it took to become president, he’d be president, Secretary General of the U.N., and King of Siam."

131 posted on 01/17/2012 10:26:29 AM PST by cornelis
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To: xzins

Newt is getting special treatment in the debates. If Newt is elected President, the First Lady will be his former mistress. Why isn’t that question asked directly? Why do they just hint at it in an embarassed manner, like the way the Governor of Texas hinted at it, yet didn’t directly ask it? This is a recipe for failure. Anyone who thinks this won’t come up in the general election is being delusional. It doesn’t matter how smart Newt is if the voters play stupid and pretend this won’t happen. Because it will. For a forgiven man, as he professes, he sure does get an attitude. I say, he is still struggling with the issue, he is much too angry. Anyone who is that angry, still has problems. Anger is the root of all major sin. Don’t trust him when he says he is forgiven.


132 posted on 01/17/2012 10:27:13 AM PST by rodeo-mamma (The ends don't justify the means.)
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To: Blacksheep

I remember the News Media saying Bill Clinton was the smartest politician in history. He could talk on the phone to Arafat while doing the NY Times crossword puzzle.

And that ain’t all.


133 posted on 01/17/2012 10:31:22 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Blacksheep
He can't control his spending (jewelry)

Can you show where Newt is in financial trouble due to jewelry purchases? What is the entire story about his financial difficulty stemming from jewelry purchases?

134 posted on 01/17/2012 10:33:31 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: cornelis
He proved once again that if debating was all it took to become president..

In Obama's case, not even that was necessary. Just an adoring press and a guilt-ridden electorate. Well that, plus a functioning and omnipresent teleprompter.

135 posted on 01/17/2012 10:35:50 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: rodeo-mamma; P-Marlowe

I guarantee you that Romney will be hit in the general election with Bain Capital, using taxpayer money to fund either entering or exiting some of his deals, his flip-flops on abortion/gay marriage/guns/taxes, and, of course, RomneyCare.

Against that, we have Gingrich being hit for getting divorced twice.

My take is this: there are now zero families in the United States who either are not divorced at least once, or who have children, siblings, parents or first cousins who have not gotten divorced. I don’t think it will play well as an attack ad.

Besides, Roman Catholicism is America’s largest church, and they annulled Newt’s previous marriage, the meaning of which is that they weren’t right in the first place.

Romney has lost 2 out of 3 races he’s ever been in. He was pounded to death by Kennedy over Bain Capital. Do you honestly think Obama won’t use that?


136 posted on 01/17/2012 10:41:49 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: xzins; rodeo-mamma; wmfights
What a lot of freepers are confusing is the fact that the brand of "Corporatism" that Romney used to amass his fortune is not "Capitalism".

Romney's corporatism relied heavily on manipulating the local, state and federal governments to give his companies tax incentives, subsidies, government contracts and when all else failed he was able to bankrupt the company, loot it of its assets by borrowing money to pay himself dividends and then hiding behind the corporate shield from any personal liability for the debts he and his venture capital company incurred.

Corporatism is Capitalism on government supplied crack.

137 posted on 01/17/2012 11:03:20 AM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Yes, it’s hard for him [Mitt] to perform in front of conservative Republicans”

Five claws for that reply!! ;o)


138 posted on 01/17/2012 11:12:40 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert ("She turned me into a Newt . . . backer!" . . . . . Go Gingritch 2012!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Crony Corporatism.

How many people do you know whose first job out of college is telling corporate CEOs what to do?

Wonder how he landed that job?


139 posted on 01/17/2012 11:14:14 AM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: xzins
Awesome first post in the comments below article, by Dan Kimble, who agrees that Newt is our American Churchill:

" I see only one man who has the intellectual overview to fully fathom the peril we are now facing, the verbal virtuosity to clearly articulate all of the ramifications to the nation, and the courage and audacity to take the daring actions necessary to return this nation to the fiscal probity, economic dynamism and the moral substance we exhibited as a nation just a few decades ago."

Dan, wherever you are, GOOD JOB!!!

140 posted on 01/17/2012 11:14:20 AM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: xzins

Another reason why I don’t want Romney, No More Political Dynasties, be they Kennedys, Bushes, Clintons, or Romneys.


141 posted on 01/17/2012 11:18:18 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rodeo-mamma
Anger is the root of all major sin.

Where in the world did you get that from?

142 posted on 01/17/2012 12:10:09 PM PST by houeto
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To: xzins

Are you talking about Romney or Obama?


143 posted on 01/17/2012 1:03:58 PM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! Because everyone else is just average.)
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To: P-Marlowe

LOL!

Twins from the same momma.


144 posted on 01/17/2012 1:11:05 PM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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145 posted on 01/17/2012 2:00:08 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Yaelle; SamAdams76
Santorum will not get the Independent votes. It takes a good chunk of Independent votes to win the General.

Vote Gingrich or get Romney = Obama.

146 posted on 01/17/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by BagCamAddict (OMG = Obama Must Go. Let's stay focused on the goal.)
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To: BagCamAddict
I was a Santorum supporter but I have come around on Newt. After his performance last night, I feel he is the one best suited to take on the Obama mafia and their $1b class warfare campaign that they are only just beginning to ramp up.

All this time, the Obama people have been planning for Romney and they are being thrown into panic mode over a possible Gingrich candidacy.

147 posted on 01/17/2012 2:22:28 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 23 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: Shelayne
I think Mitt was shaken in the first half hour when Santorum took him on and wouldn't let go. Strongest performance yet by little rickie. Gingrich dominated with his magisterial command of the issuers. He makes his bashers look like mealy-mouthed, small-minded pecksniffians.
148 posted on 01/17/2012 6:02:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Iron Munro
Trouble is, he (Newt) slips off the track and wanders off to the left at distressingly frequent intervals.

Ah Bullshit. Some of you peeps just don't dare to risk success.

149 posted on 01/17/2012 6:08:04 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

LOL!

Yes, I think Santorum dinged him but good, and then Perry and Gingrich added to his misery, and then the booing probably put Mittens in a tailspin. At least it surely looked that way from this end. :^D

He looked like a wet cat, wondering what the heck just happened. Hahahahahaha! Man, that was good TV.


150 posted on 01/17/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by Shelayne
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