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Gingrich ‘flawed, but he’s our guy’
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 12, 2012 | Craig Schneider

Posted on 02/12/2012 2:42:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: nascarnation

Only good thing about that coverage of Mittens fake victories yesterday are buried due to Whitney coverage.

Sorry but if I hear “You are the greatest love of all” one more time, I’m going to be sick.


51 posted on 02/12/2012 7:57:32 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: IbJensen
How can Newtie take his oath of office seriously when he's dishonored his wedding vows?

Right. Let's support someone who advocates pulling unborn children half way out of the womb, puncturing their little skulls and sucking their brains out over someone who was unfaithful to their spouse about twenty years ago.

SCREW YOU AND MITT RINO!

52 posted on 02/12/2012 8:00:24 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sharpton’s been all over tv this morning, but the saga isn’t complete until Jesse Jackson shows up.

Maybe his private jet is in for maintenance.


53 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:00 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sharpton’s been all over tv this morning, but the saga isn’t complete until Jesse Jackson shows up.

Maybe his private jet is in for maintenance.


54 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:04 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sharpton’s been all over tv this morning, but the saga isn’t complete until Jesse Jackson shows up.

Maybe his private jet is in for maintenance.


55 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:13 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sharpton’s been all over tv this morning, but the saga isn’t complete until Jesse Jackson shows up.

Maybe his private jet is in for maintenance.


56 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:18 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sharpton’s been all over tv this morning, but the saga isn’t complete until Jesse Jackson shows up.

Maybe his private jet is in for maintenance.


57 posted on 02/12/2012 8:10:24 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Mountain Mary

The Thirteen Colonies began a rebellion against British rule in 1775 and proclaimed their independence in 1776 as the United States of America. In the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) the American capture of the British invasion army at Saratoga in 1777 secured the Northeast and encouraged the French to make a military alliance with the United States. France brought in Spain and the Netherlands, thus balancing the military and naval forces on each side as Britain had no allies.[17] General George Washington (1732–1799) proved an excellent organizer and administrator, who worked successfully with Congress and the state governors, selecting and mentoring his senior officers, supporting and training his troops, and maintaining an idealistic Republican Army. His biggest challenge was logistics, since neither Congress nor the states had the funding to provide adequately for the equipment, munitions, clothing, paychecks, or even the food supply of the soldiers. As a battlefield tactician Washington was often outmaneuvered by his British counterparts. As a strategist, however, he had a better idea of how to win the war than they did. The British sent four invasion armies. Washington’s strategy forced the first army out of Boston in 1776, and was responsible for the surrender of the second and third armies at Saratoga (1777) and Yorktown (1781). He limited the British control to New York and a few places while keeping Patriot control of the great majority of the population. The Loyalists, whom the British counted upon too heavily, comprised about 20% of the population but never were well organized. As the war ended, Washington watched proudly as the final British army quietly sailed out of New York City in November 1783, taking the Loyalist leadership with them. Washington astonished the world when, instead of seizing power for himself, he retired quietly to his farm in Virginia.[18] Political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset observes, “The United States was the first major colony successfully to revolt against colonial rule. In this sense, it was the first ‘new nation’.”[19]
Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, declared the independence of “the United States of America” in the Declaration of Independence. July 4 is celebrated as the nation’s birthday. The new nation was founded on Enlightenment ideals of liberalism in what Thomas Jefferson called the unalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and dedicated strongly to republican principles. Republicanism emphasized the people are sovereign (not hereditary kings), demanded civic duty, feared corruption, and rejected any aristocracy.[20]

In the 1780s the national government was able to settle the issue of the western territories, which were ceded by the states to Congress and became territories; soon they became states. Nationalists worried that the new nation was too fragile to withstand an international war, or even internal revolts such as the Shays’ Rebellion of 1786 in Massachusetts. Nationalists—most of them war veterans—organized in every state and convinced Congress to call the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. The delegates from every state wrote a new Constitution that created a much more powerful and efficient central government, one with a strong president, and powers of taxation. The new government reflected the prevailing republican ideals of guarantees of individual liberty and upon constraining the power of government through a system of separation of powers.

To assuage the Anti-Federalists who feared a too-powerful national government, the nation adopted the United States Bill of Rights in 1791. Comprising the first ten amendments of the Constitution, it guaranteed individual liberties such as freedom of speech and religious practice, jury trials, and stated that citizens and states had reserved rights (which were not specified).


58 posted on 02/12/2012 8:19:07 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: maineman; TheOldLady
Zot??????? WHY? Because I had some positive things to say about Mitt?

Committing freepicide on the day Mitt wins the Maine Caucus, huh? There's just something ironic about that.

Oh well... Bye!

59 posted on 02/12/2012 8:20:45 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
Verniece Zorn, a 70-year-old retired printing company worker... who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian, said she has looked beyond Gingrich's multiple marriages and acknowledged infidelities, and she believes he is the most capable leader in the race.

60 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: maineman

“It’s time to rally behind Mitt...for good or bad.”

Damn ROMNEY SUPPORTER!

IBTZ....


61 posted on 02/12/2012 10:21:21 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NEWT/WEST


62 posted on 02/12/2012 11:35:30 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: maineman
Interesting stuff, I guess, but where's the relevance?

Are you on some private channel or wavelength?

"Dog whistle" politics that not everyone can hear or understand?

63 posted on 02/12/2012 11:48:21 AM PST by x
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To: maineman; 50mm; darkwing104; TheOldLady

64 posted on 02/12/2012 11:55:31 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: nascarnation; mtrott

There may be a reason for that.

Other conservative blogg sites are speculating that Obama may have purposefully gone after Catholic issues, such as contraception, sterilization and abortion in medical insurance, in order to bait and drive up Santorum’s visibility on social issues.

The reason? Obama doesn’t want his opponents emphasizing how awful the economy is right now. It isn’t improving, jobs are scarce, and big labor is making political moves under the radar, moves Santorum will ignore because he supports labor unions.


65 posted on 02/12/2012 1:41:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: RonDog

Great pic, but it needs two great economists who endorsed Newt: Art Laffer and Thomas Sowell...


66 posted on 02/12/2012 3:37:09 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They are all flawed, every last one of them. But, Gingrich is the leader we need to take us in the direction we need to go if the country is to survive.


67 posted on 02/12/2012 4:26:49 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: sanescold
I agree. I'd much rather have it out in the open.

Certainly some transgressions are worse than others. So if a politician has some particularly bad ones, he'd probably be wise to keep them secret. (This wisdom is not lost on the politicians.)

68 posted on 02/12/2012 4:45:40 PM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: onyx

Thanks, onyx *blushes*


69 posted on 02/12/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: ryan71

I have far more faith in Newt’s seeing the light than Santorum’s sainthood!
I have known really good cops and pastors who started out badly, but had their “come to Jesus moments” and were all the better for their not-so-perfect beginnings because they could relate to and knew the dark side far better than those who had been “perfect” and wanted to make everybody else like their perceived selves.
The latter, I find scarey.


70 posted on 02/12/2012 4:57:51 PM PST by bog trotter
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To: Grizzled Bear

How could Mitt take his oath of office seriously after he has told so many bald faced lies to the voters?


71 posted on 02/12/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

BTTT


72 posted on 02/12/2012 5:39:56 PM PST by nurse-rn
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To: maineman

Are you both switching parties... or did a miss an /s tag.


73 posted on 02/12/2012 6:25:00 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: maineman
It’s time to rally behind Mitt

NO.

74 posted on 02/12/2012 6:27:48 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: SatinDoll
Other conservative blog sites are speculating that Obama may have purposefully gone after Catholic issues, such as contraception, sterilization and abortion in medical insurance, in order to bait and drive up Santorum’s visibility on social issues.

No.

Obama's war on pro-lifers and Christians is at the direct bidding of his Feminist Overlords.

75 posted on 02/12/2012 6:32:17 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: rawcatslyentist
his wookie beard

Great description of Michelle.

76 posted on 02/12/2012 6:35:08 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: LADY J

Oh my gosh, I just got Chrissie Matthews leg tingle. Yes, that is a dream...

NEWT/WEST!!


77 posted on 02/12/2012 6:57:10 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: maineman

I think people are less put off by Newt’s divorces than by his infidelities during his marriages. Maybe he’s just a man with too much love inside him.


78 posted on 02/12/2012 7:35:39 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: maineman

Men cheat on impulse. Even good men sometimes have poor impulse control.
Women I believe cheat because they’re bored or angry. A marriage may survive the impulsiveness of a man or the anger of a woman. I’ve never seen one survive the bored wife.
Just my opinion.
It does however, prompt the question; does Newt have proper impulse control?


79 posted on 02/12/2012 7:40:00 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
she made a promise to herself years ago that if Gingrich ever ran for president, she would support him

Same here. I've been a Gingrich fan for years. (And I've taken no small about of heckling right here on FR for it!)

After reading Gingrich's book, To Save America,I became even more convinced that Gingrich thoroughly comprehends the danger our county faces, and knows the path back to our founding principles. I am delighted to finally have the opportunity to cast my vote for him

80 posted on 02/12/2012 8:31:41 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Toespi

Thank you for taking the time to set the record straight.


81 posted on 02/12/2012 8:34:56 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Newt fights!

Newt is a pit bull. He grew up on Army bases and is very familiar with our military history. My gut tells me he will be a no nonsence Pattonesque leader. We need strength now. .

82 posted on 02/12/2012 8:39:58 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Newt is flawed; Mitt is repugnant.

Great way to put it.


83 posted on 02/12/2012 8:41:44 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: mtrott

Yes, saw Santorum on meet the press. Who is that guy? Gregory?

Anyway, he really attacked Santorum, fed him phony gotcha quotes and I thought he was horrible.

Santorum did okay, but he kept smiling, this huge, phony smile.

I found myself longing for someone cranky who would shove that stuff down Gregory’s throat, like say, Newt Gingrich.


84 posted on 02/12/2012 8:52:33 PM PST by altura
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To: onyx

AMEN! …and get Chuck outta those duds!
Anybody know where “The Nuge” stands?
I think a good ol’ “Rise Peter, kill and eat.” ad would do well.
Featuring Ollie, the Nuge, Perry, Todd, Herman and Chuck of course.


85 posted on 02/12/2012 8:59:49 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: Mrs Mayor

PING... Great picture


86 posted on 02/12/2012 9:05:03 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: nascarnation

five replies, nascar.


87 posted on 02/12/2012 9:44:05 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Hey, watch who you are screwing Grizzled! I don’t care for either Newtie or Mitty!

I’m a Santorum backer!


88 posted on 02/13/2012 4:57:44 AM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
On His First Day As Speaker Newt Gingrich Saved America $35 Million dollars | http://damagereport.com/?p=1865 or: Newt Gingrich & The 1994 Republican Revolution and Contract with America- FULL Story 1-1/2 hr video: http://youtu.be/tS83Y5we-iM via @youtube 104th Congress ~ On His First Day As Speaker Newt Gingrich Saved America $35 Million dollars Start video at 10:29, then go to 13:57. What you are about to see is exactly what Newt Gingrich has been saying he can do as President, which is to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse on Day 1. He did this back on January 5th, 1994 and saved America $35 million. On his first day as Speaker he kept the House in Session until 2 AM to follow through on what he’d promised—which was to shrink government. Share this page with everyone you know!! Update: If you continue to watch after 13:57 it will be well worth it. The things that Newt predicted would happen in the technological age is amazing. This video clearly shows a person who is truly a national treasure, who had a huge impact on our society back in the late 90′s.
89 posted on 02/13/2012 7:40:13 AM PST by GlockLady
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To: IbJensen

Easy there killer! I went back and reread your post and I was clearly mistaken. We’ve had too many Mitt-bots lately and I made a poor assumption.


90 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:22 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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