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Romney camp marks anniversary of Gingrich House reprimand
The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 01/22/2012 6:23:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil

Is the date Jan. 21 about to be a lot brighter for Newt Gingrich?

As South Carolina votes Saturday, Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a press release wishing Gingrich a “happy anniversary” for the House decision to reprimand him, which happened on Jan. 21, 1997.

Headlined “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker,” the release said, “Fifteen years ago today, Newt Gingrich became the first House speaker in American history to be reprimanded by his colleagues.”

Gingrich was investigated for tax irregularities and for campaign finance disclosure violations in the late 1990s. The matter, conducted when Republicans controlled the House, was settled when Gingrich paid a $300,000 fine and was reprimanded for violating House rules.

Romney's campaign has worked to deflect controversy over the release of his tax returns by focusing attention on Gingrich's ethics probe.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: badsportromney; benedictromney; bishopromney; brutusromney; gingrich; haley; nastyromney; newtgingrich; poorsportromney; reprimand; romney; romneyasusual; romneydirtytrick; romneydirtytricks; romneyunhinged; romneyunmasked; saboteurromney; southcarolina
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Mitt Romney’s campaign (Mitt of course not included /sarcasm)

Romney surrogate Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.)

Romney surrogate and former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu (R)

Nancy Pelosi

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Now what will be the consequences? For Nikki Haley this could make her a 1 term governor.

John H. Sununu ??

Mitt Romney’s campaign?? hee hee hee

1 posted on 01/22/2012 6:23:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

desperation


2 posted on 01/22/2012 6:24:54 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Yep.

And poor judgement.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 6:26:59 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: yldstrk

And just plain tacky.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 6:28:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Texas Fossil

The hatred for Romney is now solid. What an ass!


5 posted on 01/22/2012 6:29:06 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Texas Fossil

If this was Romney’s attempt at being a fighter, he simply came across as a jerk and an ass.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 6:32:58 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Texas Fossil

Mitt’s nasty is coming out. Almost like a schizophrenia


7 posted on 01/22/2012 6:34:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Texas Fossil
Hey Mitt (and various minions acting on his behalf)! Read much?

Another key and revealing moment last night came when Gingrich was confronted by a heckler who shouted out “When will you release your ethics report?"—an apparent reference to Romney's call earlier in the day for Gingrich to put out the documents relating to a congressional investigation of him in the Nineties. Gingrich got the same look in his eyes that filled them on Thursday night when King raised the open-marriage question at the debate: a mixture of glee and withering scorn. "Actually, if you would do a little research instead of shouting mindlessly, you would discover that the entire thing is available online in the Thomas system"—the online congressional database that Gingrich himself brought into existence as speaker in 1995—"and you can print it out," he fired back. "I think it is 900 pages. When you get done reading it, let me know if there are any questions." The crowd cheered loudly and then Gingrich delivered the coup de grace: "I assume you're for the candidate who 's afraid to release his income taxes."

8 posted on 01/22/2012 6:35:48 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Texas Fossil

Is Paul Begala on Romney’s staff?


9 posted on 01/22/2012 6:36:29 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Well 1/21 now has significance for Romney - when SC kicked him to the curb.

You reap what you sow, mitt!


10 posted on 01/22/2012 6:37:34 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Texas Fossil

And don’t forget the cake that the Romney camp sent to Gingrich..congratulating him on his 15 year anniversary.
Tack taken to a new level.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 6:39:34 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m not a huge fan of any of the likely candidates at this point, but Romney is revealing the inner ahole that comprises his core being...and which he has gone to great lengths to conceal.

Is he doing this to deflect attention from his own tax information that came out this week?

This is a pretty pathetic slash. If I received one of those phone calls and I’d been undecided, I’d have thrown the lever for Newt.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 6:39:51 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Mountain Mary

Don’t think they actually sent it. Only photos.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 6:44:38 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

A Gentleman, would have congratulated Newt on his win and told him that he would see him in Florida.

But No: Mitt has to go and make an ass of himself the day after the Primary.

I want this classless POS for President? Not me boy. Money doesn’t buy class and Mitt has the trappings , but not the class.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 6:45:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

“the inner ahole that comprises his core being.”

A truly classic line. Thank you for posting it.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 6:45:39 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Texas Fossil

FUMR

I will never vote for that socialist turd. He is Obama but less likeable and less genuine.

If he is the nominee, I will take my chances with a 3rd party Ron Paul (you know it’s going to happen)

Go Newt!


16 posted on 01/22/2012 6:46:31 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: Texas Fossil

Why is it that I want to defend Newt on this crap? Probably because it’s OLD NEWS. That makes Mitt look petty. If Mitt wanted to hurt Newt, he’d hit him on his forays into liberal land; oh wait, he can’t do that, he’d choke on the hypocisy.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 6:47:20 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: Mountain Mary

They sent a cake?

Hopefully, he sent back a piece with a note - “This is for you, join me in my success in SC and the next Jan 21, I get sworn in”.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 6:47:30 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Texas Fossil
I hope whoring herself out for $36,000 was worth it for Haley.

Her own state gave her a massive bitch-slap yesterday, and she will get another one during her next Primary.

19 posted on 01/22/2012 6:47:44 AM PST by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Is he doing this to deflect attention from his own tax information that came out this week?/

That was my first thought also.

He is showing his true colors. He feels now is the time to use his old Raider talents and it will backfire on him.

Release your tax info Romney!


20 posted on 01/22/2012 6:48:18 AM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe; GoCards; Nickname; Sacajaweau; presently no screen name

Yep. He is.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 6:48:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Mountain Mary

Is there a link to the cake story? I had not heard that.

Figures...Romney has all the same positions as Obama...it just makes sense that he would have the same lack of class.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 6:49:37 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: Texas Fossil

Bobble-head Romney is no match for the Gingrich intellect and the Establishment GOP, in order not to upset the “status quo” knows this and will fight down and dirty to wrest the nomination away from anyone who would dare try to take it. Well, I for one am sick and tired of the Bobble-head politics and look forward to the courage of this contender, Newt Gingrich to show the world America is not or even close to the Third World nation this Hyphenated American now in the White House has tried to make it. Gingrich loves his country and has respect for its people....Obama never has either one.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 6:49:47 AM PST by yoe
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To: vmivol00

Duh...sorry for that stupid post on my part.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 6:51:40 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: vmivol00
If he is the nominee, I will take my chances with a 3rd party Ron Paul (you know it’s going to happen)

No, that is not the way. 3rd parties are a desperation attempt. Never work unless an existing party collapses. The GOP leadership has been working hard on that one by backstabbing the Tea Party and the Southern States vote. Very foolish.

25 posted on 01/22/2012 6:53:25 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Scorched earth campaigning by Romeny is so counter-productive and despicable. It sets up an atmosphere where no matter what happens, some portion of the R electorate will be hard pressed to vote for the nominee.

IF Romeny happened to become the nom, I’d hold my nose and vote for him, but almost everything he, his supporters, and his super-pac has done to date increases the drive to make sure he never sees the light of day as the nominee.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 6:54:08 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: vmivol00

Cake story link:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/romney-campaign-sent-gingrich-a-cake-marking-anniversary-of-house-reprimand/

Was not sent according to them.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 6:56:17 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: yoe

Good post. Surely, mitt, thought he had it in the bag - the media is behind him, the gov of SC, he has all the money, and managed to get loads of political endorsements - and then came Newt and the conservatives with little money and one vote apiece. LOL!! This already isn’t politics as usual. Kudos to the SC voters and Newt’s love for America - he fights like a Patriot!


28 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:55 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: yoe
Agreed.

America is not or even close to the Third World nation this Hyphenated American now in the White House has tried to make it.

FUBO!

29 posted on 01/22/2012 7:01:13 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: vmivol00; Texas Fossil
on Romeny's page:

Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker

30 posted on 01/22/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Texas Fossil

Mormons don’t believe in forgiveness or accuracy - do they?


31 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:27 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: Servant of the Cross

Great quote. Thanks for posting it. Can anyone post a synopsis of what really happened with the censure and fine (or whatever it was)? Newt really needs to hit this head on and defuse it as a general campaign issue now.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:48 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: C210N

Absolutely unbelievable!

Thanks for the link.

Just shows what slime we are walking around.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 7:04:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I can’t vote for Romney. He has exactly the same positions as Zero. You can’t even trust the judges he will appoint.

Socialism under a GOP banner is still socialism. I am a conservative first and GOP second.

Paul is at the bottom of folks I would support....but he is higher than Romney. At least I know what he believes in.

That being said, hopefully Newt renders this whole discussion moot.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 7:05:57 AM PST by vmivol00
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To: Texas Fossil

The romney approval level has now gone lower than whale excrement in my books.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 7:11:29 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: EnglishCon

Look, this not really a Mormon issue. (there is a place for that discussion)

This is about a Mitt character issue. It is about another totally phoney POL POS.

I lived in NM for many years. I know a lot of Mormons. I don’t agree with their religious choice. I know a lot about what Mormonism is.

But I was Republican County Chairman in a county in NM for a time in a largely Dem county, and the 3 groups I could always count on were: Rock Rib GOP Ranchers, Mormons, John Birchers. Sorry, but that is a fact.

Lets keep our eye on the ball, routing the Commie Dems.

God works by his own means and sometimes uses individuals that are not his people. (example: Cyrus the Great)


36 posted on 01/22/2012 7:11:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yep, lower than low.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 7:12:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

OK Mitt, now you are just being a big douchebag.


38 posted on 01/22/2012 7:13:18 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Texas Fossil

My thanks.

Mormons are not exactly common over here.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 7:14:03 AM PST by EnglishCon
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To: hampdenkid
Ethics Committee Drops Last of 84 Charges Against Gingrich

It's all here. A Federal Judge threw the case out that was filed by the libs. The pantywaist GOP 'ethics' panel was scared of the libs and fined Newt even though the 'ethics panel decided to take no further action because there is no evidence that "Rule 45" violations are continuing in the speaker's office ...'

40 posted on 01/22/2012 7:17:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Texas Fossil. Ah, the stench of Mitt Romney.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 7:20:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Texas Fossil
Just shows what slime we are walking around

I presume you meant "slime we have are walking..."; just pointing out to any and all readers who may happen to read that literally!

42 posted on 01/22/2012 7:26:29 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Texas Fossil

The American people will not stand for these negative attacks coming out of the Romney camp.


43 posted on 01/22/2012 7:29:28 AM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Mountain Mary
I'm getting more and more confident that Newt is going to be our guy.
44 posted on 01/22/2012 7:30:00 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Texas Fossil

Pathetic, adolescent, and petty.

They think we’re going to “come around” to a guy like this if they succeed in absolutely CRAMMING him down our throats?

Obama/Romney 2012!


45 posted on 01/22/2012 7:32:16 AM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: tsowellfan

Yep, reminds me of the time that Bruce King (Governor of NM) replaced Mud Reynolds (D) on the ballot with his nephew. Mud Reynolds died between the Primary & General election. Mud Reynolds had no Republican opposing candidate, he voted with the GOP and had strong following.

The write-in candidate Joe Skeen beat the Governors nephew. On a U.S. House of Representative election. Whhooo Hooo


46 posted on 01/22/2012 7:39:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: TitansAFC

He’s a dirty bustud.

He plays Chicago style politics and stands up at the podium and smiles at you while he does it.

I have disdain for that man that is barely harnessed.


47 posted on 01/22/2012 7:40:11 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

Newt, please take the high road. Don’t let this low life and his minions including Ann Coulter to get to you.


48 posted on 01/22/2012 7:43:15 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: presently no screen name

Absolutely. There is a cake in Mitt Romney’s future, scheduled delivery date January 21, 2013. From the White House to your house.

I’d package it in a dog house.

Or what the h, send it in a dog carrier on top of a limo. Tacky, sure. But when in Romeney...


49 posted on 01/22/2012 7:44:58 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Newt, please take the high road. Don’t let this low life and his minions including Ann Coulter to get to you.


50 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:12 AM PST by nikos1121
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