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Newt Gingrich is angry
Politico ^ | 1/22/2012 | Roger Simon

Posted on 01/22/2012 6:50:50 AM PST by nikos1121

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - - Newt Gingrich trundles into the meeting hall - - a former X-rated movie theater - - to rapturous applause.

He is not the best-looking guy in Republican race or the best-funded or the most ideologically pure. But he has found his shtick, and he is shticking to it.

Newt Gingrich is the angriest man in America.

Mitt Romney will tell you that Barack Obama is a “nice guy” but that he is “in over his head.”

Newt Gingrich will tell you Barack Obama is “the most radical and most incompetent president in our lifetime!”

Obama is more than incompetent, in fact. To Newt, he is a moron. “It’s one thing to say the White House can’t play chess, it’s another to say it can’t play checkers,” Newt says and pauses like the professional he is for the laugh to build. “But tic-tac-toe?”

But Obama is more than stupid. He is dangerous. This is important to keep in mind.

The Gingrich campaign is based on the notion of perpetual struggle against perpetual peril.

“How many of you believe the left will fight us every step of the way even after we win?” Gingrich asks the crowd.

The next day, Gingrich will win the South Carolina primary. But he already knows that will happen. That is a given. Just like his nomination and election. But even that will not be enough to silence the “secular socialists” who oppose him from the left.

The “left” is a broad category to Gingrich. It includes liberals, socialists, anti-religious bigots, i.e. Democrats, most of the media, some misguided Republicans, and, well, anybody who opposes Newt Gingrich.

“We knew there’d be attacks, and the closer we were to winning the more ferocious the attacks would be,” Gingrich says.

John King of CNN, who asked Gingrich in a debate Thursday night whether he had ever asked his second wife for an “open” marriage, is part of the ferocious attack machine that seeks to thwart Gingrich.

Gingrich has called this “despicable” and now he calls it “grotesque.”

“Is the American news media just totally out of touch with reality?” he asks reporters after the rally. “You want to say: Get a life! There is a consistent pattern year after year that the American people are sick of the behavior of the news media. Sick!”

Anger, umbrage and bitterness are so much a part of Gingrich’s public persona that he likes to attack the very concept of happiness.

Gingrich, like other candidates for the Republican nomination, has a fondness for quoting the Founding Fathers, but he now says that when they wrote “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, it did not mean what we think it means.

“Happiness in the 18th century meant wisdom and virtue, not hedonism,” Gingrich says without a scintilla of embarrassment, even though he, himself, has pursued a fair amount of hedonism in his lifetime.

“And they promised us the right to pursue,” Gingrich continues. “There is no provision for a Department of Happiness. They issued no happiness stamps. And if you said that you were going to take happiness from some and distribute it to others, the Founding Fathers would have asked by what right?”

So if we don’t have happiness to look forward to, what does Gingrich offer?

Work. Effort. Struggle.

“Work is something you need,” Gingrich says. “I don’t think it’s inappropriate for a 12- or 13-year-old to push a mop. We have the finest food stamp president in American history. I want to be the finest paycheck president in history.

“We will never give somebody 99 weeks of money for doing nothing!”

The crowd cheers its approval. Imagine people getting unemployment benefits for 99 weeks. For doing nothing! The average weekly unemployment benefit in America in 2010 was about $295, which is hardly a princely sum. But if people faced actual starvation instead of getting food stamps and unemployment insurance, wouldn’t this be a better country? As long as you had a job, that is.

There are now three Republican contenders with gold medals: Rick Santorum (Iowa), Mitt Romney (New Hampshire) and Newt Gingrich (South Carolina).

But Gingrich is unworried about Santorum and unworried about Ron Paul, who has yet to win anywhere. Only Mitt has the money and organization to beat him, Gingrich believes, but Romney will fail because Romney’s speeches are filled with optimism and other infantile notions.

Americans don’t want sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. They want blood, toil, tears and sweat. They want a dependably gloomy man in the Oval Office. They want Newt!

And he believes they will elect him come November.

“It will shock the country,” Newt says. “It will shock the world. And shock is what we need.”


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I love this:

[Newt Gingrich will tell you Barack Obama is “the most radical and most incompetent president in our lifetime!”

"Obama is more than incompetent, in fact. To Newt, he is a moron. “It’s one thing to say the White House can’t play chess, it’s another to say it can’t play checkers,” Newt says and pauses like the professional he is for the laugh to build. “But tic-tac-toe?”]

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71768.html#ixzz1kCL57X47

1 posted on 01/22/2012 6:50:52 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Mitt Romney will tell you that Barack Obama is a “nice guy” but that he is “in over his head.”

Newt Gingrich will tell you Barack Obama is “the most radical and most incompetent president in our lifetime!”


Advantage, Gingrich.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 6:52:58 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: nikos1121
Newt Gingrich is angry

So am I.

So should we all.

3 posted on 01/22/2012 6:54:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: nikos1121

Quote:

Newt Gingrich will tell you Barack Obama is “the most radical and most incompetent president in our lifetime!”

That’s not anger. That’s just accuracy.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 6:55:02 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: nikos1121

When the presumptive nominee of the Democrat Party considers a future debate with Newt, he will pull a Johnson and give it to Hillary!.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-FibDxpkb0


5 posted on 01/22/2012 6:56:04 AM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: nikos1121

Newt was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli


6 posted on 01/22/2012 6:56:28 AM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: nikos1121

If people faced actual starvation instead of getting food stamps and unemployment insurance, there would be no such thing as “jobs Americans won’t do.”


7 posted on 01/22/2012 6:56:56 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: nikos1121

But, on the other hand, Barack Obama is totally awesome and recently sang part of an Al Green song and made both men and women swoon. So, the choice is pretty clear.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:13 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Grunthor

Mitt Romney will tell you that Barack Obama is a “nice guy” but that he is “in over his head.”

Newt Gingrich will tell you Barack Obama is “the most radical and most incompetent president in our lifetime!”


We can see for ourselves who is ready for the fight and who is going to dance around Obama and not get to the meat and potatoes


9 posted on 01/22/2012 6:57:26 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: nikos1121
Newt Gingrich is angry

And so is America! We're not just p!ssed, we're steamed.

And that's why Newt is winning. He's speaks our language. He tells the unvarnished TRUTH!

10 posted on 01/22/2012 6:58:16 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Ge0ffrey

Haha...nice image...


11 posted on 01/22/2012 6:59:48 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
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Angry attack muffins of the world unite!

12 posted on 01/22/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well put.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: nikos1121

“Newt Gingrich is angry”


Damn straight he is. Angry like the rest of us Americans seeing our great Republic destroyed. He damn well better be angry.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by nesnah
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To: nikos1121

Romney is another empty flake. Obama is a “nice guy”? There is a difference between nice and good. Nice is superficial, lame, atopical and stupid, but at least he got that one partially correct with Obama.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:54 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: nikos1121
I like Noot's answers to the "panderers", like the gay that wanted to know what Noot was going to do for him.

Noot's answer was that his priorities were to restore defense, jobs, economy, freedom, etc...and if the gay "dood's" main priority was gay marriage, he should vote for Obama.

16 posted on 01/22/2012 7:01:06 AM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: nesnah

This should make us all as angry as it did Newt:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2836109/posts

As you watch the youtube...think how no OTHER person can articulate with clarity what Newt says in just 6 minutes.

Every time he speaks it’s a teaching moment.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 7:02:13 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

“Newt Gingrich is angry”

So since when is being factual being angry? Newt states facts and the facts are not the kind what give one the warm fuzzes....Newt has (as we all should) RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION!


18 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:51 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: JudgemAll
Romney is another empty flake. Obama is a “nice guy”? There is a difference between nice and good. Nice is superficial, lame, atopical and stupid, but at least he got that one partially correct with Obama.

Mitt also said that he doesn't believe that Islam is an inherently violent religion.

In my book, that makes him an appeaser!

19 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:56 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Grunthor

So true. In my day I did some jobs for minimum wage that nobody would touch these days.


20 posted on 01/22/2012 7:04:10 AM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Ge0ffrey
Newt was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli

You're on the wrong website, my FRiend.
21 posted on 01/22/2012 7:04:35 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: nikos1121

I’m voting for the angry Captian Kangaroo. Go Newt. :-)


22 posted on 01/22/2012 7:04:56 AM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: nikos1121
- - a former X-rated movie theater - -

Now THERE is some pertinent political information!

23 posted on 01/22/2012 7:05:40 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So very true! If more people would become angry and get off their lazy butts this country would not be in the shape it is in.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 7:05:48 AM PST by Glennb51
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To: nikos1121
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25 posted on 01/22/2012 7:07:58 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: nikos1121
OK I am now officially on the NOOT Band Wagon.
I like what he says about ZERO the most incompetent president since JIMMAH. . . . . . . . . . .
Maybe he will pick Herman for VP or Alan West. . . . .
26 posted on 01/22/2012 7:08:19 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: nikos1121

Newt is not the perfect candidate, but warts and all all I can say is he fights. We need a fighter.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 7:09:21 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Glennb51

Exactly. It’s a land of go along to get along SHEEP. These types like that ...because non-angry people are malleable.

They don’t like this new “awake and angry” crowd. It interferes with their plans.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: nikos1121

R-money, I mean Romney is a snakeoil salesman. Newt is the angry man on the street. I’ll stick with the angry man. Go Newt!


29 posted on 01/22/2012 7:13:37 AM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: nikos1121

Here comes the angry white male meme...


30 posted on 01/22/2012 7:15:07 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: Ge0ffrey

LOL!


31 posted on 01/22/2012 7:16:07 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Grunthor

Listening to Newt getting drilled by some British reporter a couple weeks ago is worth repeating. Newt swats the questions away like a fly.

He is so fast on his feet. You either like or hate him, but Man he’s good at it. This reporter is trying to get him to tell us what he thinks about Romney as a person, to make a statement about his character.

He keeps asking, finally Newt says, “There is nothing about that question that compells me to answer it.”

Reporter: “Well what do you think of Romney?”

Newt: “I don’t.”

REporter: “You have no comment on the man’s character?”

Newt: “I’m not here to provide a psychoanalysis of Mitt Romney.”

REporter: “Would you work for him?”

Newt: (long pause) “No, and I don’t think he’d want to work for me either.”

Hahahahaha.....Great stuff. Will not be a dull moment if Newt is in the WH.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 7:16:34 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

I live in the communist state of Maryland. The citizens of the great state of Maryland love to Festoon their cars with Democratic slogans. One being “if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.”

Anger by Democrats = righteous. Anger by Republicans = bitter.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 7:17:56 AM PST by STJPII
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To: RoosterRedux

Precisely. Newt expresses what I have been screaming at the tv for over three years. Finally someone wants my vote, not the mystical independent vote, or getting a small percentage of the gay and black vote. He is going to play the cards he was dealt.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 7:17:56 AM PST by Toespi
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To: nikos1121

Whenever the hacks load a piece with weasel words, I avoid reading it to spare myself the anger. The initial paragraphs with “X rated,” “schtick,””angriest,” “ideologically pure,”...were enough for me.

The Journolistas have their hate words and prompts they pile into stories like in advertising. This one is bad. This Simon is a real piece of work


35 posted on 01/22/2012 7:18:22 AM PST by Luke21
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To: nikos1121
So now speaking truth to power makes you “angry”?

Roger Simons is a fascist wannabee crying because the peons are daring to talk back to their “betters”.

36 posted on 01/22/2012 7:18:28 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: nikos1121

“Why is Newt Gingrich so angry?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLweKX3BkNM


37 posted on 01/22/2012 7:18:42 AM PST by Principled
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To: All

Gingrich is angry....

Good

So

am

I

!!!


38 posted on 01/22/2012 7:18:50 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: nikos1121

It’s hysterical nonsense stories like this that make me angry.

Newt is the “angriest man in America.” Oh, ok ..really?

I’m angry that reporters won’t do their jobs anymore. I’m angry they’ve forgotten who they are and what the proper role of the press is in this country. There’s not a true journalist among any of them anymore.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 7:19:23 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: nikos1121
Roger Simon is the Chief Political Columnist of Politico. He grew up on the South Side of Chicago where politics was a contact sport.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, where he wrote a column four times per week, Simon was taught that the only way for a journalist to look upon a politician was down.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 7:19:32 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: nikos1121
Obama is more than incompetent, in fact. To Newt, he is a moron.

+1 lol!
41 posted on 01/22/2012 7:20:31 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: central_va

Exactly right!! It made me so angry when McCain let opportunity after opportunity go by to go after Obama and just sat there like a milk toast!! Newt won’t do that!! He will take down Obama or die trying and THAT is what we need!!!


42 posted on 01/22/2012 7:20:31 AM PST by NellieMae (Here......common sense,common sense,common sense,where'd ya go... common sense......)
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To: Luke21

I agree however with Simon, Newt is angry. That’s why we like him.


43 posted on 01/22/2012 7:20:48 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Toespi

Hum, from the Politico eh? I think I see the beginning of the POS campaign: Newt, just an angry old white man. I love the first line that begins about the place having been an old X rated theater, kind of like trying to bring up his divorces without actually mentioning them. It is going to be a real tough election and we must have a candidate up to the task of throwing as much dung back as he can muster while keeping his eye on the enemy: OBAMA.


44 posted on 01/22/2012 7:21:45 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Grunthor

Listening to a cub reporter on Fox right now. The guy has more vocalized pauses, (ah...you know...ah...etc), that it’s annoying. Didn’t he learnt to speak before a camera?


45 posted on 01/22/2012 7:22:16 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: central_va

46 posted on 01/22/2012 7:22:39 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SoConPubbie

And why is that?


47 posted on 01/22/2012 7:22:50 AM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: vladimir998

“Right on, right on!”


48 posted on 01/22/2012 7:22:58 AM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: vladimir998

Santorum should drop out now. Staying in just gives the lead and possible opening for Romney.

Does anyone know WHY he’s staying in? Can it help Newt?


49 posted on 01/22/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
obama angry, Mr. Petulent
50 posted on 01/22/2012 7:24:27 AM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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