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Can Newtzilla be Stoped?
Real Celar Politics ^ | January 25, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:18 AM PST by libstripper

Newtzilla is back.

Six weeks ago, during the last Newt Gingrich surge, I wrote here that “conventional weapons are useless against Newtzilla. . . . Everything bad about Gingrich — the flip-flops, the wives, the ego — is known. Once voters have convinced themselves they can overlook that stuff, it’s hard to change their minds simply by repeating it.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; hitpiece; newt
Really good article; please read it all. Jonah really nails it, including the fact that Newt is his own worst enemy and that Mittens doesn't seem to be quite of this earth.
1 posted on 01/25/2012 5:48:20 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper
Stoped?

Real Celar Politics?

My beeber is stuned.

2 posted on 01/25/2012 5:52:14 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

This is super series


3 posted on 01/25/2012 5:53:51 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Izzy Dunne

Sounds painful. :)


4 posted on 01/25/2012 5:54:24 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: libstripper

Put a stoper in his mouth.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 5:56:36 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: libstripper
Goldberg is right, in that the "old news" line works. What changes opinions is the surprise factor.

BJ Clinton used to try to persuade you that this was old news. it wasn't, but he would evade it until he could make that claim.

In Newt's case, it really is old news.

6 posted on 01/25/2012 5:56:41 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: libstripper
"..He never could have pulled it off were it not for Romney’s shortcomings. For whatever reason, Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds. He clearly likes earthlings, and they in turn find him pleasant enough, and surprisingly lifelike. Occasionally he finds the right words, but he rarely connects them to the right tone..."

Ouch!

7 posted on 01/25/2012 5:57:45 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: libstripper
This is the kind of article that I despise - all snide criticism, no value.

Newt is Newt. He's better than Obama, Jonah, you dope.

8 posted on 01/25/2012 5:59:46 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

“..He never could have pulled it off were it not for Romney’s shortcomings. For whatever reason, Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds. He clearly likes earthlings, and they in turn find him pleasant enough, and surprisingly lifelike. Occasionally he finds the right words, but he rarely connects them to the right tone...”

I’ve described him as Saccharine, but this description is better. He looks like, and is presented like a movie president. But movies have scripts. Everything is predetermined. The real world is not like that, as many are discovering.

In movies, presidents are often either black or female. In movies, most people use an apple computer. The real world is different.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 6:01:52 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: libstripper
Long unable to connect with voters on his terms and his timetable, he [Romney] must now try with time running out, and without seeming desperate.

Sorry, but he's got nothing. He's played his hand over and over and managed to wobble between 23 and 28% in the polls. People drop out; he wobbles between 23 and 28% in the polls. He IS getting desperate, and will become more imitative, and will wobble between 23 and 28% in the polls.

Nobody wants him except that 25% who think that it's his turn.

10 posted on 01/25/2012 6:02:05 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: FReepers
GO NEWT!!!

GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

Rebellion is ON! Please Donate!

11 posted on 01/25/2012 6:02:11 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: libstripper
Well, he can't be stoped by Mitthra...


12 posted on 01/25/2012 6:02:18 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
and they in turn find him pleasant enough, and surprisingly lifelike.

I don't find Romney the least bit likeable or pleasant. Seriously, what can be said about a guy so clueless that he transports his own family dog on the roof of his car and can't figure out ON HIS OWN that such is a really bad and inhumane thing to do?

It isn't just the fact that Romney has no core values other than feeding his own power and ego. It's that a basic sense of humanity is missing. And those who support him while failing to sense that reveal their own lack of humanity as well.

13 posted on 01/25/2012 6:02:34 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: libstripper

There is no stoping him now.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 6:03:42 AM PST by dforest
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To: libstripper

Not without winning a good many of the states Romney will be strong in.


15 posted on 01/25/2012 6:06:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Dr. Thorne
This is the kind of article that I despise - all snide criticism, no value.

Exactly so!

16 posted on 01/25/2012 6:06:25 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: libstripper
Everything bad about Gingrich — the flip-flops, the wives, the ego — is known.

Don't be too sure. Nazi Pelousy says she "knows something" about Newt.

17 posted on 01/25/2012 6:24:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: libstripper

Go Newt!


18 posted on 01/25/2012 6:25:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: libstripper

Nobody’s gonna stopp him noww. /RodStewart


19 posted on 01/25/2012 6:28:07 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: cripplecreek
Not without winning a good many of the states Romney will be strong in.

You mean like Utah and (maybe) Massachusetts?
20 posted on 01/25/2012 6:28:50 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Well he may have posed with her on the couch (the ole horndog) but she never saw a part of him that Monica Lewinsky saw of Clintbilly.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 6:29:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: libstripper

Are you series?

He cannot be stoped.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 6:30:17 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: libstripper
Everything bad about Gingrich — the flip-flops, the wives, the ego — is known.

Maybe not.

If one believes Pelosi, she has said -- twice -- that she has enough to keep Gingrich from the presidency. And she sat on the committee that investigated the Gingrich ethics complaints.

Why not release them now? 1-he may not be the nominee, so it won't matter. 2-he may be the nominee, so whatever she has would be more impacting in October than now.

Oh, but she it bound and cannot release such information. Yeah, right. In the sieve of Washington things have a tendency to be leaked when politically expedient.
23 posted on 01/25/2012 6:31:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Oh no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Newtzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Newtzilla, yeah


24 posted on 01/25/2012 6:34:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TomGuy

Pelosi is bluffing in order to try and scare pubbies from voting for Gingrich. If she really has the goods on Newt she would keep her fat trap shut, let newt become the nominee, and then spring it next october.

What she is really saying is, she is scared newt will get the nod, smash bambi and bring in more conservatives to the house an senate.


25 posted on 01/25/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by HerrBlucher (.)
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To: Izzy Dunne; All
BJ Clinton used to try to persuade you that this was old news. it wasn't, but he would evade it until he could make that claim.

Speaking of Der_Sclikmyster....

Revenge is a dish served cold.

Does he and Brunhilda make news by not campaigning for ObahMao or even Billy boy going Rouge and endorsing Newt?

After all they had a relationship and got things done if you will....

I am serious about this, it would be payback for 08'...

Freeping minds want to know tell me your thoughts on this...

26 posted on 01/25/2012 6:37:31 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: HerrBlucher

I think the biggest thing the left is worried about is that Newt will expose 0bama as the intellectual lightweight he is.

They have all their self-worth wrapped up in 0bama’s supposed superior intellect (show us the transcripts!).

They support the “smart guy”, so they’re smart, too.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 6:39:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: libstripper
Jonah Goldberg is brilliantly articulate and clear.

"That’s the great thing about Gingrich: He can make describing himself as the divine manifestation of the vox populi sound self-deprecating."

"Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds. He clearly likes earthlings, and they in turn find him pleasant enough, and surprisingly lifelike." "This dearth of convincing passion in the front-runner makes the passionate base of the party want to look elsewhere"

Good.

If Gingrich can do that, he might be able to explain the truth to the Americans who so far haven't been able to grasp it. Jonah Goldberg's brilliant clarity is far beyond their grasp, but Gingrich's gift for passionate clarity might penetrate even the thick skulls and self-imposed blindness of that crowd.

28 posted on 01/25/2012 6:39:11 AM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: Savage Beast

That’s a great description of the impression Romney gives.

He’s a well trained alien, but something just feels weird.

0bama, though, can’t help but slip out with his “lizard” self, displaying his “other than american” true self quite often.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 6:46:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Bingo! They know obama is a phoney and a moron and will be crushed and ridiculed by the real intellectual, Newt.


30 posted on 01/25/2012 6:48:42 AM PST by HerrBlucher (.)
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To: Fresh Wind

And if Nancy Pelosi says something, then it must be true. I mean, a leftist Democrat would never lie for political gain, right?

Right?


31 posted on 01/25/2012 6:48:47 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: libstripper
Bullets can't stop him
Rockets can't stop him
We may have to use Nuclear Force!
--
from "It Conquered the World" as cited by Frank Zappa in "Cheapnis"
32 posted on 01/25/2012 6:54:25 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: taildragger
Does he and Brunhilda make news by not campaigning for ObahMao or even Billy boy going Rouge and endorsing Newt?

Well, you know that Hillary doesn't like Barry-O, but it's tacky for ANY SecState to campaign, so she gets a pass.

As far as BJ "going rouge" (LOL), if you think he would endorse Newt, you're hitting the sauce too hard. Maybe he hates O'bama inside, and maybe he feels Newt's pain about bimbo eruptions, but he's not about to jump off the Dem ship, sinking or not.

There's nothing in it for HIM (you think Newt would make him SoS or something?), and as we all know, it's all about HIM.

33 posted on 01/25/2012 6:57:47 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MrB

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the sputtering Mitthra down

Helpless Mittwits meet a fate so grim
Screaming bug-eyed, as he looks in on them

He picks up Ann Coulter and he throws her down
As he wades through the RINOs in the center of town

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Newtzilla
Oh, no, there goes NRO
Go go Newtzilla

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Newtzilla
Oh, no, there goes NRO
Go go Newtzilla

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Newtzilla
Oh, no, there goes NRO
Go go Newtzilla

History shows again and again
how nature points up the folly of man
Newtzilla!

History shows again and again
how RINOs sell us out whenever they can
Newtzilla!

History shows again and again
how RINOs sell us out whenever they can
Newtzilla!

History shows again and again
how RINOs sell us out whenever they can
Newtzilla!


34 posted on 01/25/2012 7:04:00 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Thanks for the BOC earworm!


35 posted on 01/25/2012 7:06:04 AM PST by DonkeyBonker
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To: libstripper

stoped - past participle, past tense of stope (Verb)Verb:
1.(in mining) Excavate a series of steps or layers in (the ground or rock).
2.The process by which country rock is broken up and removed by the upward movement of magma.

Yep ... sounds painful.


36 posted on 01/25/2012 7:18:18 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Josh Painter

—Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
/Go go Newtzilla—

Yeeeeaaaah!!!

LOL. And BTW, this song needs more cowbell.

Explore the space, man. Explore the space.


37 posted on 01/25/2012 7:18:24 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Izzy Dunne

Give him a break he probably meant schupted.


38 posted on 01/25/2012 7:19:33 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: mkjessup

Maybe your cultlike devotion requires the suspension of reality but Romney is hardly beaten despite the popular fantasy.

Romney still has to be beaten in new england, the midwest west and southwest.

Gingrich has won one race in a state where he should have never trailed in to begin with.

Now go ahead and call me a Romneybot for telling the simple truth.


39 posted on 01/25/2012 7:20:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: libstripper; All
There's a reader comment on this article as posted on NRO:

The premise of the films is "you set a Monster to destroy a Monster." If Obama-ism is the monster many believe it to be then it must be destroyed at all costs.

And so, with trepidation, conservative voters disturb the centuries old dust and tread the ancient pathway, turn the locks of doors which should never be opened, shatter the glass which encases him, loose the chains that bind him and unleash The Gingrich.

This has never been about Romney. It has always been about The Obama.

Pretty much sums up my position to a T.

40 posted on 01/25/2012 7:23:20 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: HerrBlucher

—Pelosi is bluffing in order to try and scare pubbies from voting for Gingrich. If she really has the goods on Newt she would keep her fat trap shut, let newt become the nominee, and then spring it next october.—

No other explanation makes sense.


41 posted on 01/25/2012 7:23:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: libstripper

Is “stoping” someone even legal?


42 posted on 01/25/2012 7:30:55 AM PST by reaganator
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To: libstripper

I was watching Jay Leno last night and he had some little kid come out and give an absolutely ringing endorsement for Newt.


43 posted on 01/25/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: libstripper
For whatever reason, Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.

HaHaHa :-)

44 posted on 01/25/2012 7:40:01 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: libstripper

Hmm, I’m not sure this is really the anti-Newt, pro-Mitt article that some are taking it to be.


45 posted on 01/25/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Anti-Bubba182
For whatever reason, Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds. He clearly likes earthlings, and they in turn find him pleasant enough, and surprisingly lifelike. Occasionally he finds the right words, but he rarely connects them to the right tone..."

Many pre-eminent scientists of the atomic era were emigres from Hungary. Teller, Szilard, Wigner, Von Neumann, Erdös, etc. It was (and remains) a puzzle as to how so many great scientific minds originated from a small population in a short space of years.

A story circulated among the other scientists that the Hungarian scientists were actually an advanced race of beings from another planet, sent among us to give us the magic of the atom.

These aliens had worked hard at fitting in among the Earthlings; however, they had encountered difficulty in speaking English intelligbly because of their extra-galactic native tongue.

Then the aliens hit upon the solution: Create the legend that they were native Hungarians, since hardly anybody can understand a Hungarian speaking English.

46 posted on 01/25/2012 8:07:07 AM PST by Erasmus (A man, a plan, a canal: Suez)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe your cultlike devotion requires the suspension of reality but Romney is hardly beaten despite the popular fantasy.

My, my, struck a nerve I see.

Romney still has to be beaten in new england, the midwest west and southwest.

Romney is going to die a death of a thousand cuts, and South Carolina was the opening slash.

Gingrich has won one race in a state where he should have never trailed in to begin with.

The only poll that counts is the one on election day. Refer to all those polls calling the Reagan/Carter contest "too close to call".

Now go ahead and call me a Romneybot for telling the simple truth.

Nah, you're not devious enough to be a Romneybot, but you get partial credit for being "simple", LOL
47 posted on 01/25/2012 8:35:24 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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