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PICKET: Michael Reagan joins Gingrich on campaign trail
Washington Times ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By Kerry Picket

Posted on 01/30/2012 2:50:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was joined by President Ronald Reagan's son Michael on Monday morning in Jacksonville, Florida. Michael Reagan is supporting Mr. Gingrich for the presidency and helping Mr. Gingrich fend off critics who say that the former speaker did not have a politically close relationship with his father.

"One of the reasons I was glad Michael agreed to come on is that there’s been a question raised by the establishment as to whether or not I was really in any way active with Ronald Reagan," said Gingrich to a group of supporters in meeting room at the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency. "And I figured if his son was prepared to campaign with me, for any person with an open mind that should settle that issue once and for all."

Mr. Reagan explained to the audience why he endorsed Speaker Gingrich saying, "I think I owe it to him, because of what he has done for the Republican Party over the years," he said. "I remember way back in the 1980’s during the Reagan revolution and I also remember there was a 1990’s, when he delivered to us the first Republican majority in over 40 years no one else who has ran for office has done that."

Conservative movement activists, writers, and leaders, some of who had worked with President Reagan, have written scathing articles in various publications or appeared on television have denounced Mr. Gingrich’s political favorability with President Reagan, including Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, and Elliott Abrams.

"It doesn’t concern me, but yeah, it does. The way they’re attacking Newt Gingrich and cherry picking to be able to attack him, I worry if those people would have supported Ronald Reagan today," Michael Reagan told me...

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Maine; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: elections; florida; gingrich; maine; michaelreagan; nevada; newt

1 posted on 01/30/2012 2:51:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; STARWISE; ...

Also heard that Todd Palin will be joining Newt on the trail!!

Go, Reagan!! Go, Palin!! Go, Newt!!


2 posted on 01/30/2012 2:53:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

WOO HOO!!


3 posted on 01/30/2012 2:55:06 PM PST by MEG33 (Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country)
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To: Jim Robinson

I saw them mention that on The Five and Kimberly and Dana were laughing out loud at the idea. I should have changed the channel right then and there but wanted to hear just how much they were cheering for Romney. Not pretty.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 2:56:14 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mitt can’t spin that!


5 posted on 01/30/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Jim Robinson

EXCELLENT! Romney outspent Newt by over 10 MILLION in Fla alone. HE is not going to win the 1,245 delegates he needs to get the gop nomination easily if at all. Santorum should get OUT! and endorse Newt. Newt is doing well considering the slams and organization Mitt has in Fla. Win or lose I say..’DAMN THE TORPEDOES AND FULL SPEED AHEAD! THE FAT LADY AIN’T SANG YET!


6 posted on 01/30/2012 2:58:35 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: MEG33
“WOO HOO!!”

Is this not the mating call of the spotted owl?

7 posted on 01/30/2012 2:59:10 PM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: Qwackertoo

I’d like the people questioning Newt’s support of Reagan to come forward and tell the people how Romney supported Reagan’s ideas.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 3:04:20 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Jim Robinson
That's so awesome. ( "Go, Newt!") This came at the perfect time today since Romney has doubled up on the ads here about Reagan and the rewritten history of Newt's role.
9 posted on 01/30/2012 3:06:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Jim Robinson

Sweet! Ron Reagan will probably be joining Mittens soon.


10 posted on 01/30/2012 3:10:39 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jim Robinson; kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ..

Thank you very much, Jim!

Yes! Todd Palin to join Newt Gingrich on the campaign trail!

GO PALINS!

GO TEA PARTY!

GO NEWT!

REBELLION IS ON!

SMACK-DOWN ROMNEY!


11 posted on 01/30/2012 3:17:06 PM PST by onyx
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To: All


THANK YOU, MICHAEL REAGAN!

GO NEWT!!!

12 posted on 01/30/2012 3:21:24 PM PST by onyx
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Newt: George Soros is right. I’m the real threat, not Romney (Video)

http://www.therightscoop.com/newt-george-soros-is-right-im-the-real-threat-not-romney/


13 posted on 01/30/2012 3:21:24 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Huskrrrr

He’s probably more a Kuchinich guy...


14 posted on 01/30/2012 3:22:56 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Huskrrrr

He’s probably more a Kuchinich guy...


15 posted on 01/30/2012 3:23:11 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Also heard that Todd Palin will be joining Newt on the trail!!”

Wow! There is some great news.

GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


16 posted on 01/30/2012 3:24:19 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

The RINO establishment is right! We will never be able to win the general election if we nominate a far-right conservative. All that far-rightism will turn off the independents and make them vote for the far-left Barack Obama instead. Therefore we must nominate a moderate Republican. As the RINO brigade has demonstrated, the choice is clear. The moderate Republican we are looking for to go up against Barack Obama is NEWT GINGRICH! A far-right conservative wacko like Mitt Romney would be absolutely destroyed by Obama in the general election. /sarc


17 posted on 01/30/2012 3:25:00 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Considering Guilfoyle was First Lady of San Francisco while married to Gavin Newsom, I wouldn’t expect her to be backing the conservative.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 3:26:12 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Watched Michael Reagan, Herman Cain & Newt/Callista at the 2:00 event in Tampa. Michael Reagan gave a pretty impassioned speech, you could tell it came from the heart. Herman Cain .... was the Herminator - he was terrific! Newt gave a wonderful speech and it was inspiring. After the speech, the cameras followed him through the crowd as he made his way out and you could hear the interaction between the various people in the crowd with Newt and Callista ...... it was “all good”. I’ve been e-mailing friends relatives in FL - one set of Aunts/Uncles voted early for Romney before we could get them back on the ‘right’ path .... the other set is amped up for Newt as is a friend and her son. The friend said the lies (Romney initiated) are flying so fast & furious that you can hardly step out the door without being hit in the head by one.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 3:26:40 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Romney not a threat? Right.

Romney and his supporters are now pushing RomneyCare as a conservative, free market, states rights solution to healthcare.

RomneyCare = ObamaCare in all respects. It is not free market, it is not conservatism and it is not states rights.

Just the opposite. RomneyCare is a top-down, government devised, government approved, government forced, socialist, intrusive, oppressive mandate against the free citizens of a state. It’s no less socialist, no less intrusive, no less oppressive whether forced on the people at the state level or forced on the people at the federal level. It’s the same damn thing!!

RomneyCare = ObamaCare = government force = oppression = socialism = taxpayer funded abortion = death panels = tyranny!!

We are the resistance!!

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Shove Romney/RomneyCare down our throats now, we shove Romney up your Donkeys in November!!

Rebellion is ON!!

NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!

Mitt happens!!


20 posted on 01/30/2012 3:28:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Qwackertoo
...on The Five and Kimberly and Dana were laughing out loud at the idea...

Ugh...FauxNews hit their lowest common denominator with that show...Dana is a peRINO :(

21 posted on 01/30/2012 3:30:40 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: katiedidit1

I love what you said yesterday, katie.

“Florida is not the end. It is the beginning.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2839712/posts?page=16#16


22 posted on 01/30/2012 3:36:51 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ger those senior votes and Jewish votes down there.

Ask them if they really want to pay higher taxes for euthanasia, abortion, etc. in Romneycare.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 3:44:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obamacare vs. Romney care, is there a difference?

http://pcperplexed.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/romneycare-vs-obamacare-is-there-a-difference/


24 posted on 01/30/2012 3:48:33 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to take us back to Reagan-Bush.


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25 posted on 01/30/2012 3:53:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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Romney and his supporters are now pushing RomneyCare as a conservative, free market, states rights solution to healthcare.

RomneyCare = ObamaCare in all respects. It is not free market, it is not conservatism and it is not states rights.


On the Mark Levin show just prior to the break at 6:30 pm he played a clip of Romney at the signing of his RomneyCare bill. Guess who he singled out for recognition as someone who had worked behind the scenes on Beacon hill to get the new heatlcare law passed?

None other than, as Romney stated, HIS FRIEND Ted Kennedy!

Devastating rant from Levin about this.


26 posted on 01/30/2012 3:57:13 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Huskrrrr

It is awful to think that Ron Reagen would dishonor his father by participating in such an evil lie, even he though he is very liberal. But then I remember reading how much William Buckley disapproved of young Ron, so I suppose it is possible. But still, it is heartbreaking to think that he could.


27 posted on 01/30/2012 3:59:09 PM PST by erkelly
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To: Jim Robinson

I was there & it was great. A 16 yr old volunteer with the campaign skipped his am history class to be there. It was a rally mostly for the volunteers. Also the ads here in FL are just awful. 3 to 1 negative ads from Mitt’s camp.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 4:11:37 PM PST by vidbizz
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To: katiedidit1

Great motto, katie.

I’ll add, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition”.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 4:22:02 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: vidbizz

A friend of mine is in Ground Zero Jacksonville(flew in to help the Newt campaign) and said that the vicious Romney attack machine is disgusting and people are shocked at the level of vitriol and lies.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 4:26:47 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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Click


Repeal ObamaCare. Repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley.
Reform the federal bureaucracy drastically reducing government and regulations.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

31 posted on 01/30/2012 4:32:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: onyx

When!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?


32 posted on 01/30/2012 4:51:38 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Qwackertoo
"I saw them mention that on The Five and Kimberly and Dana were laughing out loud at the idea. I should have changed the channel right then and there but wanted to hear just how much they were cheering for Romney. Not pretty."

These jackasses are clueless and think that humor and Bob Beckel make for a show to replace Beck's spot??????.

I watched a few shows but couldn't stand it!

33 posted on 01/30/2012 5:12:51 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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Newt: George Soros is right. I’m the real threat, not Romney (Video)

All kinds of alarms should be going off in voters minds when Soros basically endorses Romney. Newt should make that a commercial to get the word out.

34 posted on 01/30/2012 6:30:23 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Michael Reagan was here in Pensacola today. He spoke highly of Newt’s relationship with his father. He also praised Newt for all the fund-raising he had done since he was Speaker and how his organization had made accessible many thousands of addresses for the fledgling, TEA Party when they were needed.

There was a large turnout of enthusiastic Newt fans. I was interviewed by NPR and enjoyed telling them just what I thought about Romney and the Republican elite.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 7:00:04 PM PST by jch10
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2840266/posts

YouTube ^ | 1/30/2012 | DoctorZin
Posted on Mon Jan 30 2012 19:21:40 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by DoctorZIn

Mark Levin discovers video of Romney thanking Ted Kennedy for his essential help in passing Romney-care

Mark Levin is asking why have we never seen/heard of this??

Romney-Kennedy Health Care Bill Signing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4iTtNGjFY4&list=FLwSePFZ8-4Tx2BI0ZPm2CGQ&feature=mh_lolz


36 posted on 01/30/2012 8:14:21 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Checkmate!!!


37 posted on 01/30/2012 8:28:50 PM PST by Randy Larsen (ROTFLMFAO!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


38 posted on 01/30/2012 9:41:37 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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