Skip to comments.Dole vs. Gingrich: The GOP Empire Strikes Back
Posted on 01/26/2012 8:37:11 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
The Republican establishment mobilizes to prevent the nomination of Newt.
By Major Garrett
Updated: January 26, 2012 | 10:53 p.m. January 26, 2012 | 4:52 p.m.
After arriving in Florida like a rolling ball of butcher knives, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is looking less edgy and more flabby by the hour. The last four polls in Florida now show Mitt Romney back ahead (the previous four had Gingrich up).
That's at least in part because Republicans-some conservative, some semiconservative, and some conveniently conservative-are attacking Gingrich as a walking, talking party menace; a flu-like contagion who will lose the presidency and contaminate down-ballot Republicans with erratic extremism.
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The Country Club Republican elites don’t think they can control Newt - so they attack him mercilessly in coordinated fashion.
Do they think they can prop Romney up the same way in the general? Notice they have not moved at all in Santorums direction. They have put too much money on another poor choice, hoping that the economy will bring Obama down.
When did Newt stop being one of the establishment elites?
Florida Tea Party Alert is in order. Rebellion is dying if this comes off as threatened. Newt’s ground game is now being taken out and effectively, for four days, Newt is gagged. Do we take this sitting down?
As far as I can see, the GOP saw it’s best days long ago. Sadly, the Establishment owns both parties. The Tea Party is more important to traditional conservatives. We are no longer wanted in the GOP.
“As far as I can see, the GOP saw its best days long ago.”
Yeah when Newt was in charge in the 90’s...
When they decided he was a genuine threat that they couldn’t control?
I think it was not when he orchestrated the CONTRACT WITH AMERICA and led the Republican sweep of Congress in ‘94, for the first time in 40 years. What’s your guy done for sweeping anyone anywhere? Hmmm?
While this is advertised as a fight over conservatism, its really a fight over winning or what the party decides winning is about or what winning is meant to pursue. Gingrich wants to win to bring about radical change. Romney and the new wave of party critics contend the only thing radical about a 2012 campaign with Gingrich as nominee would be the radical loss of political clout in Congress and state legislatures across the land, along with the White House itself.
Rush is right...the Establishment/Country Club RINO's are only worried about their clout in Congress, and they're fighting an epic battle to maintain power of the purse strings. They don't give a hoot about radical change to actually restore this country for the better.
What does Dick Cheney say?
Major is a Obama bot. This dem fraud was going to the Axelrod birthdays and Obama cookouts .
He got canned at Fox for being too obvious about it.
So now this Obama troll works at this left wing Internet rag
He is a liar And fraud .
When he pizzed 'em all off by not passing their grow-the-government/line-their-pockets legislation.
We know the “cocktail party” rePUBES.
Backing the mayonnaise sandwich on white bread-Mitt. Ain’t gonna work.
Go ahead—make yourselves irrelevant.
Tea Party is alive and well. Never forget.
Gingrich / Palin.
Third party 2012. Tea Party.
Replace the country club.
You realize Major is A Axelrod Soros troll ?
A huge obama bot !
Thanks for the background story on him. I hardly ever watch CNN but I heard what they said about the establishment going after Newt and looked for more information to back it up. I know Newt spoke about it in Mt. Dora today and there sure are a lot of false stories about Newt and Reagan being dumped suddenly. Limbaugh, Levin and Michael Reagan were disputing all of them today.
In the comments section at the link to Garrett's article, someone said that she saw Donna Brazille (sp?) say that these same establishment types are planning on showing up at every one of Newt's campaign stops between now and election day on Tuesday, to "refute" what he says.
They have declared all out war here in Florida against us right now.
If you can still ask that question after the past 48 hours, you're obviously not paying attention.
In order to be an "establishment elite" doesn't one have to have at least one friend inside the Beltway?
It would appear that Newt has none so situated...
But the contrast between Newt (a true reformer) and Milt (an Establishment Elite Moderate) is at least made. Milt is just in it to assist in the power play of the purse strings. Milt's not in it to fix the country. Newt is.
So that wasn’t Newt -n-Nancy gabbing about Global Warming and being all establishment?
I don’t care who attacks me, Newt sucks and I’m furious that once again I’m put in a situation to vote for someone just to prevent another from getting in. You know what would work? Pull a real conservative out out the wilderness and BACK him with money, ads, the whole 9 yards. And for the love of God, quit letting the media dictate EVERYTHING to us. Our side spends more time being led around by the nose by the media( these ridiculous debates are a good example), more time responding to a**holes like Jon Stewart than trying to get our message out. By ignoring the media, using our own resources and banning the word “electability” from our lexicon, we just might do something...but we won’t, we will expend all of our energy with infighting and spending all the money and credibility by the convention, paving the way for Hawaii Vacation parts 3, 4, 5..
FOX is scrolling the story on Romney supporters crashing Newt events. I am delighted! BACKFIRE has a chance.
Obama state media entire election play book depends on Mittens being
The nominee and phoney Major is out doing his part for the cause .Lefty Major se t out a press release stating his reason for leaving Fox that he missed being newspaper biz but actually he was going to a left wing website.
Sure leaving big time cushy tv gig for a lefty internet gig !
“In the comments section at the link to Garrett’s article, someone said that she saw Donna Brazille (sp?) say that these same establishment types are planning on showing up at every one of Newt’s campaign stops between now and election day on Tuesday, to “refute” what he says.” <<<
It was I who posted under the article. I repeated sheikdetailfeather’s experience and entoned that I “heard”..... As you can see, I think it is an urgent situation, but I am relieved that FOX has been scrolling the story on the Romney “supporters crashing Gingrich events”. How else can we hope for a BACKFIRE, lest the dirty tricks be exposed immediately?
Yes, Dole is trying to do the same thing to Gingrich that the RINOs did to Angle and O'Donnell. It was bad enough they trashed them before they were nominated, they continued afterward. IMHO, had Republicans, like Rove, gotten behind them we'd have gained control of the Senate. They wanted the SOS and to h&!! with what conservatives wanted. Also, I believe the RINOs think conservatives are so sick of Obama we'll vote for anyone they put up, so they're pushing the SOS at us once again. Newt isn't as conservative as I'd like, but, I sure don't want someone Dole or McCain push at me.
YOU better watch out for the Viking Kitties with a statement like that... pffffft
LOL! Good job! bttt
Now I read on another thread that it was the Republicans who purchased the 3000 seats for tonight’s debate, which is logical, but only 890+ were used. Highly suspicious since it is Romney’s habit to bus in Brigham Young students from up north. With all those seats gone to waste, I wonder who THAT helped?
Did you catch Erick Erickson’s column today, on Redstate?
* “The Horserace for January 26,”. Seems our Newt had a heck of a ground game in South Carolina. Read it. Bet that is one of the reasons Romney’s machine is going after it in Florida. Seems Newt used local sheriffs in SC, for whatever that means! LOL. Romney had shipped in the BYU boys from the north.
I just pray Floridians are onto the execution tactics and it backfires by Tuesday.
Doncha love two senile failed candidates like McCain and Dole telling us Newt can’t win? I guess irony isn’t their strong suit.
TEA PARTY is really going to have to mobilize here in Florida between now and Tuesday.
Here's the latest from Sarah Palin at Big Government.com:
Palin: establishment trying to "crucify" Newt
byPhilip Klein Senior Editorial Writer
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a pre-recorded interview with Fox Business Network to air tonight, said the establishment was trying to "crucify" Newt Gingrich in the Republican presidential race.
In an interview to air on Stossel at 10 p.m., Palin also says she sympathized with Ron Paul and defended his record on domestic issues, though she expressed differences with his foreign policy views.
Here's some advanced excerpts of the interview:
On whether she is sympathetic toward Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX):
I sure am .he is not the only one vilified, though, look at Newt Gingrich, whats going on with him, via the establishments attacks. Theyre trying to crucify this man and rewrite history, and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years. Its not just Ron Paul. I believe it is also Newt Gingrich that the establishment, that the liberal media, certainly that the progressives and Democrats dont like.
On her concerns about Ron Pauls foreign policy stance:
I still sense his desire to be more of an isolated country and not be as aware and active on the international scene when it comes to protecting our allies like Israel and doing all we can. However, on the domestic front, he has been the only one who has been so adamantly passionate about doing something about the suffocating debt, about reigning in government growth, and slashing budgets. I respect that. I appreciate it. His austerity measures that he wants to see Congress adopt in order to reign in government and let the private sector actually grow and thrive and hire more people are absolutely spot on.
Yes. I hope Newt trounces Romney!!!
From the Godfather; We are bigger than U. S. Steel.
The GOP elites are happy with only having a fillabuster in the Senate. They are not happy at all with the Congressional Tea Party caucus, and would cede control of the House back to Democrats to remove them.
The GOP elite only wants the Senate fillabuster, and wants to play nice as a minority party with the majority Democrats and a Dem POTUS.
Sad, they must bring out the old loser farts