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Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich
Politico ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen

Posted on 01/26/2012 10:11:49 AM PST by C19fan

Newt Gingrich better hope voters who lapped up his delicious hits on the “elite media” and liberals don’t read the Drudge Report this morning. Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter. If they do, Gingrich comes off looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud. It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late. This is just a sampling of what’s hitting Newt:

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KEYWORDS: coulter; drudge; gingrich; media; newt; nro
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 10:11:55 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
don’t read the Drudge Report this morning. Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter

OK. Done.

2 posted on 01/26/2012 10:14:24 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: C19fan

It is not criticism.

It is a FAUX CONSERVATIVE elite desperately lashing out in attempt to maintain power with their sock puppet named Mitt.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 10:15:41 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: C19fan

Wait until tonight, first question will be: Is it true you out and out lied about offering to have witnesses talk to ABC?

Hope Newt has an answer.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 10:15:41 AM PST by Kenny
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6 posted on 01/26/2012 10:18:15 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: C19fan

I wonder if the GOP establishment will go after Obama with this much vigor?


7 posted on 01/26/2012 10:19:18 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: C19fan

This whole dump on Gingrich seems to be backfiring, at least with me.

I never heard any of this about Gingrich before. So the GOP establishment is basically telling us they were keeping this information secret about one of our biggest leaders for years. Presumably they were hiding the truth to protect their own interests.

I’m left wondering, why would I now trust them that Romney is conservative?

So when everyone is a proven liar, I just gotta go with my gut and pick the guy that can actually articulate what I believe.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:06 AM PST by PressurePoint
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To: ps2

The liberals have definitely brought out the big guns....!

I’ll still take Newt over the marxist Mitt and the republican establishment.

Anybody hated this much by the establishment had go to be ok.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:56 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: C19fan
Looks like the Lame Stream Media and some “Concerned” Conservatives worked together and picked our candidate for us again.
10 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:12 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: C19fan

You KNOW Newt is the right man to clean out the DC rathole when all those with an interest in maintaining the status quo start going ballistic.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:55 AM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty and big media fears Newt Gingrich)
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To: C19fan
Mitt can buy the mediots. Look at Tranny Anny Coulter and knee pads Drudge, as possible examples of mediot whores cashing in on the Mitt Gravy Train. They can easily become highly paid 'consultants' to take out any of Mitt's opponents!:


12 posted on 01/26/2012 10:22:10 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Kenny

Tonight is make or break for Newt.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 10:22:15 AM PST by CASchack
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To: C19fan
Newt

Ron

Bomb

Any questions?

14 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:02 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: C19fan

Ya know...I don’t even LIKE Newt but I hope he wins Fla. just to watch the meltdown of the RINOCRAT media.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 10:24:14 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: C19fan

Politico.

‘Nuff said.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 10:24:22 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: C19fan

I may not be a big Newt fan, but anyone who holds Mitt up as the preferred candidate over Newt, is no conservative.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 10:26:14 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater
What a lot of Conservatives are betting on is that they can at least drag Mitt along, despite his kicking and screaming, whereas Newt would be set in his ways which hasn't always been Conservative.
18 posted on 01/26/2012 10:29:00 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: C19fan

Even Rush Limbaugh is piling on.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 10:29:25 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: C19fan
I NEVER read Drudge. There is no subject I can think of about which I wish to have his opinion.

When I study available information, and use it to form my opinions, Mr. Drudge is every bit as much of a ‘non-entity’ in my thought processes as are Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Tim Kaine

20 posted on 01/26/2012 10:30:48 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: C19fan

Honestly, I don’t know what to believe about Newt Gingrich anymore. But I’ll tell you what... If the Republican establishment and so-called “conservative” media think this scorched earth campaign against Gingrich is going to endear me any further to Mitt Romney, they are sadly mistaken.

Rick Santorum continues to look like a better and better alternative to me everyday. Why is he not receiving more attention amidst this destructive nuclear war between Romney and Gingrich?


21 posted on 01/26/2012 10:31:21 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: C19fan

So for 30 years Gingrich has been a closet left-winger? Somehow we’re to believe the media and establishment Republicans were aware of this all along.

Meanwhile, the same media was attacking him viciously and the establishment was telling us his speech was vitriolic and counter to the GOP cause.

This is all very confusing. It leaves me with more questions for the establishment than for Gingrich.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 10:32:21 AM PST by PressurePoint
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To: C19fan

I guess to be in media, you have to be out of touch with the American majority.

We know, if we go RINO again; we lose one way or the other.

What do these guys propose as a an alternative?


23 posted on 01/26/2012 10:35:08 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: brownsfan

brownsfan wrote:
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Even Rush Limbaugh is piling on.
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Not necessarily. He’s simply saying he’s shocked by these Newt quotes and stories, but acknowledges there is clearly a coordinated effort coming from somewhere to take Gingrich out and make Romney the nominee.

I don’t think even Rush knows what to believe anymore.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 10:35:16 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: PressurePoint

I HAVE heard most all of this about Newt Gingrich before.

I am not at all pleased with some of the things he has done in the past, but as long as the GOP establishment, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and the MSM continue using eachother’s ‘squawking points’ over and over to attack him, they drive me ever further in to his ‘camp’.

The way I see it, if ALL of the despicable folks mentioned above hate him as much as they seem to hate him, there MUST be something good about him.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 10:37:02 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: PressurePoint

They are trying to distract us from the fact that Romney’s advisers are pushing Romney to go and pull a Hillary! on us.

His advisers are pushing Romney to do this:
1. Push amnesty
2. $2/gallon gas tax
3. VAT and higher taxes for the rich
4. Gay marriage
5. don’t touch Obamacare
6. Negotiations with the Taliban and the Haqqadi network.
7. Continue the reductions of US Defense spending as laid out by the Obama administration.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 10:37:36 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: tobyhill

****What a lot of Conservatives are betting on is that they can at least drag Mitt along...****

Almost there;)

What the GOP establishment’s elected officials and GOP Party apparachiks are betting - is that if Mitt were the candidate he might win and they will let the Dems push him around - or Obama will win and they can continue to be pushed around.

The GOP wusses only want to be elected - not govern or diminish the strangle hold of government on the people. They prefer the Democrats keep doing it - while they sit back and enjoy their perks.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 10:40:15 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: dragonblustar

They don’t have the stones!


28 posted on 01/26/2012 10:40:38 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: PressurePoint

Not too confusing. The RINO/liberal establishment hates Newt because he fought hard for genuine conservatism for decades against liberals and RINOs. His loyalty was to the American people and the cause, not to making buddies with Washington elites, as it should be.

A whole lot of the quotes and spin against Newt are taken out of context or twisted completely, showing you the people attacking him are not interested in the truth. Since Newt’s 90-something percent conservative, they can pick on the instances where he wasn’t of course.

The irony is these are the real RINOs attacking him, yet they’re accusing him of being a RINO. They know that the base doesn’t want RINOs, so they cynically try to win our votes by destroying the guy who isn’t a RINO by calling him one, even though they are. It’s an effective attack used by the left all the time, accuse the other guy of what you yourself are guilty of. Not only does it hurt him but it to some degree immunizes you from being accused of what you really are guilty of.

If you’re a thief and get accused, simply saying you didn’t do it is not as good as pointing to someone else and claiming they did it. It takes the eyes and attention off of you, temporarily at least, but that’s all the time that’s needed in an election.


29 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:18 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: C19fan
Apparently while I was asleep the media organizations of the U.S. center-right were taken over by pod people. I can't believe the voices that I once trusted who are now shilling for Romney, the former single term governor whose only "accomplishment" is a program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare, viz., RomneyCare, with all its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, its mandates, and its failed promises of "universal coverage" and "bending the cost curve," whatever that means.

The great noise will fail. At least for me. I support Gingrich.
30 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:30 AM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: PressurePoint
I’m left wondering, why would I now trust them that Romney is conservative?

Romney is conservative like I'm the King of England!

31 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:49 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: dragonblustar

Bingo!!!! They won’t go after him with near the vitriol. I’m not a Newt fan but this whole process has me doing a lot of thinking when it comes to the conservative media and the Republican Party.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“I don’t think even Rush knows what to believe anymore.”

The problem is, coordinated or not, the information is accurate.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 10:42:55 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

Everyone is terrified of Newt.

Driving with Glenn Beck on the radio - Beck was so demented - I played an Elton John tape.


34 posted on 01/26/2012 10:43:09 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: C19fan

There is now a real looking article circulating on Facebook that says that Calista had a woman arrested in her neighborhood for breast feeding in public. They are desperate.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 10:43:26 AM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: douginthearmy

Now that’s clever! I like it! Would make a great bumper sticker.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 10:43:35 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: C19fan

Anyone who had any dirt or criticisms, lies or half-witted opinions about Newt will be loaded into the collective establishment shotgun, and unloaded now. We all knew it was coming. Newt is a game changer, and Republicans who enjoy playing the existing game hate him.


37 posted on 01/26/2012 10:44:28 AM PST by pallis
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To: CASchack

The obvious explanation for the document dump over the past day is Romney and the establishment wanting to kill Newt. A more complicated explanation, would be political jujitsu by Newt, aiming for another first question, from John King, debate win. Only Newt could be clever enough to pull it off, but don’t be surprised if the first question is on all that’s been dumped and if Newt launches his return to space by putting King’s question into orbit. As Rush pointed out the concept of Newt not supporting Reagan doesn’t fit our general memory of those events, thus is a hard sell and potentially something that can be turned against its sellers. Some of the other potential lines of attack Newt might only be able to foul off, so if he thinks he can hit this one he might prefer it.


38 posted on 01/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: dragonblustar

ROTFL!.........oh, you were serious. Sorry.....;)


39 posted on 01/26/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: ps2

So this article strings together a bunch of vague, disconnected associations and statements to try to prove Newt is a “New Ager” and then concludes with “perhaps Newt Gingrich is not a New Ager.” Well, duh. What these analysts need to understand is that people like us prefer to believe “our lying eyes,” the things we Newt do and say, over what they ramble on about.


40 posted on 01/26/2012 10:47:08 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: brownsfan

They could do the same thing to ANY human being on Earth. Accurate schmacurate - it’s a smear campaign and that’s all there is to it. I’m not going to allow these bastards in the media and GOP establishment to influence my vote. NO MORE!!! Period! I will listen to Newt’s positions in the debates, with the understanding he has done some bone-headed things in the past, and I will vote for Newt over Mitt - Period, end of sentence!


41 posted on 01/26/2012 10:49:05 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE
Romney is conservative like I'm the King of England!

Saying Romney is conservative is a flat out lie that no one believes. He is a republican now trying to say conservative things, and he would say anything imaginable if he thought It'd get him elected. He simply cannot be trusted one iota.

Anyone who tries to make the case that Romney is conservative, is either extremely stupid or a liar. No exceptions.
42 posted on 01/26/2012 10:49:52 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Poser

Well, yeah, but what the article doesn’t tell you is that the woman was breast feeding her boyfriend! ;)


43 posted on 01/26/2012 10:51:17 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Surely you don’t believe that Newt orchestrated this smear on himself so as to set up another debate home run? That is a stretch beyond all credulity.


44 posted on 01/26/2012 10:53:27 AM PST by CASchack
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To: pallis

Imagine what they would be doing if Sarah was running!


45 posted on 01/26/2012 10:54:18 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Where was Dole and these other guys 4 years ago when we needed a scorched earth campaign against Obama? Why didn’t we get the public statements from big-name Republicans saying the associations with Ayers, Wright, etc. made Obama truly dangerous? A good deal of this from the insiders appears to be personal slights based on Newt not “respecting” their authority and trying to stand up for conservative principles when he was just a junior member of the party. His fight against Bush, Sr. on tax hikes was as bold, brave and right as anything else, and that kind of thing certainly drives the party elites apoplectic.

Even more painful to them is that he’s shown he can win and bring the public to his side, which is when their power REALLY gets threatened. It’s been an absolute lie from the beginning that they think he can’t beat Obama. They know he can and fear that the most (as Jonah Goldberg revealed in Newtzilla to the Rescue last year).

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/285680/newtzilla-rescue-jonah-goldberg

The other night while having drinks with some prominent conservatives, I said I thought there was a significant chance that Gingrich will not only win the nomination but that he might be the next president. Going by their expressions, I might as well have said I had put a slow-acting poison in their cocktails.


46 posted on 01/26/2012 10:55:16 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: ZX12R
Anyone who tries to make the case that Romney is conservative, is either extremely stupid or a liar. No exceptions.

I agree 1000%

47 posted on 01/26/2012 10:56:18 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: brownsfan

Stop with the pious baloney. Almost all of this stuff is either lies or opinions which are demonstrably wrong.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 10:58:25 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: C19fan; Gaffer

There is no way that Drudge could be attacking Newt as Gaffer assured everyone last night that Drudge doesn’t have an ounce of anti-Newt bias on his site. According to Gaffer, Drudge only cares about the news and page hits. /s


50 posted on 01/26/2012 10:58:25 AM PST by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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