Skip to comments.Beltway Hive Circles the Wagons Against Gingrich (results in SC portend well for the GOP and Newt)
Posted on 01/22/2012 11:17:26 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are skipping Florida since its a “winner-tame-all” election. Rick and Ron can not afford to spend time and money in a state that does not yield any electors to the runner-ups. Florida will be a head to head contest between Newt and Mitt. Not good for Mitt!
David Gregory on MTP today, discussing Gingrich’s win and prospects — utterly disconnected, surreal. You couldn’t hear more nonsense if you tuned into a chat on a madhouse porch. To think these people opine for a living — !
I guess those bows and arrows at Little Bighorn threw him off.
RINOS running Alinsky playbook against Newt.
Just saw Coulter mocking and dismissive of Newt. This is of of the weakest performance by Coulter I have ever seen. She just seemed unhinged.
I likw Newts attitude but he was or maybe is an amnesty guy and global warming guy.
Hopefully is liberal oriented approach to his attacks are only theatre and he moves right.
I think Newt has proven that he knows how to “turn the canon” on the GOP-E so to speak.
Hi, exit. I believe we have our candidate...the one the Establishment appears to hate the most.
Even if I didn’t like Newt (and I do), I would almost be drawn to him by the identity and intellectual dishonesty of his enemies.
He clawed his way to power in Washington back in the 1990s, beating the Establishment choices and tweaking them quite often. No one handed him anything. Power isn’t something someone gives you Real power is something you take. Newt took power from the Establishment and he never said “pretty please” or “thank you”. This galls that gaggle of elitists.
Newt beat them at their own game in a national election. They are afraid he’s going to do it again.
Hi Half full. Newt looks like the one. Let’s hope he can really win one for the Gipper!
I always loved that quote from Barry Goldwater. The press was sure able to do him in. Reagan had the ability to get his message through that garbage. Newt has that ability too.
The people who want to vote for a Democrat won't settle for a Democrat-lite RINO, they will want the real thing. The Repubs can't win by offering somebody who does not fire up the base and makes them want to SHOW UP.
“The people who want to vote for a Democrat won’t settle for a Democrat-lite RINO, they will want the real thing. The Repubs can’t win by offering somebody who does not fire up the base and makes them want to SHOW UP. “
That is EXACTLY my point. And if people don’t want to believe that, they only have 2008 to look at. We ran the PERFECT candidate, based on ALL of the polling - a compromiser that “reached-out” to the opposition - who hated name-calling, who wanted the election to be only about “issues”.
...and we promptly had our heads handed to us. In fact, The Establishment has a lot of gall to try to make use REPEAT what failed 4 years ago. That fits the definition of insanity...except we’re treated as the insane ones.
after Newt Gingrich’s stunning decimation of Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary.
“Decimation should be reserved for an extreme reduction in the number of a population: “Palin’s entry into the race decimated Bachmann’s support.”
The word originates from the Roman practice of executing 10% of its own troops who fail in battle, or require severe discipline.
Another bit of trivia about Custer:
During the CW, he was with a group of staff officers and a General when they came to a creek. The General wondered how deep it was and the staff sat there and dithered about it a few minutes. Custer got tired of it and rode out midstream where the water reached his hips. “It’s this deep.” he said.
John McCain won the South Carolina primary over Mike Huckabee, 143,000 to 128,000 in 2008. Newt Gingrich got nearly as many votes (270,000 to 243,000) as the top two finishers last time.
YOU would be better placed in Brit Hume's chair than Brit. You're doing the job he SHOULD be doing -- not just Brit, but any political journalist That old saying, "You report, we decide," is such a lie. If they were honest, their motto would be: "We report the parts of the story that will lead you to decide what we want you decide -- if we reported the whole picture, you might decide something else!"
Well done, Brices!
And GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH.
Wow! Brices' post was great as it was -- and then you went and made it better!
Amen! "Ride to the sound of the guns!"
That’s an interesting tidbit, and tells a lot about the man’s personality.
I just happened to catch a PBS show about his life in the wee hours last night. I winked out before seeing it all, but I did catch the part where they talked about his life right after the Civil War.
Apparently, Custer wasn’t doing so well as a civilian, and was just about going bankrupt, when he got a telegram asking him to re-enlist to fight the Indians in the Dakota territories.
Unfortunately, he answered that call, and went on to commit some egregious horrors against the Lakota Sioux, which also led to his death at Little Big Horn. I think it was a sad chapter in our history, and blemished the name of a man who would have otherwise been well remembered.
That’s my take. Your mileage may vary.