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Newt Gingrich threatens TV stations over [Romney PAC] ad
Politico ^ | February 17, 2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL

Posted on 02/17/2012 10:12:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich’s campaign is threatening to sue TV stations in upcoming primary states that are airing or plan to broadcast an ad from a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC accusing the former House Speaker of supporting the “one-child” Chinese policy that has been criticized as inhumane.

The ad in question, which is the work of the Restore Our Future super PAC and is already airing in the former House Speaker’s home state of Georgia, asserts Gingrich “co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy.”

A letter from a Gingrich campaign lawyer sent to every TV station in the states with upcoming contests in the GOP presidential primary calls the ad “fundamentally NOT TRUE, or as PolitiFACT.org put it – a “Pants on Fire” lie.

If the stations air the ad “it will be a knowing publication of a false statement. As such, it represents a defamatory communication, which exposes this station to potential civil liability,” the letter asserts, demanding stations “immediately REFUSE, ad if started, CEASE airing any such advertisements and refrain from broadcasting their content until such time as the libelous statements have been removed.”

The ad refers to a 1989 bill for which Gingrich was among the co-sponsors (in all, 144 members attached their name to the bill). While the bill, House Resolution 1078, directed money to the U.N. Population Fund, which President Ronald Reagan opposed because it supported Chinese family planning efforts deemed inhumane, a provision in the measure explicitly prohibited funding for “the performance of involuntary sterilization or abortion or to coerce any person to accept family planning.”

The ad is a slight variation of one that Restore Our Future has been running heavily in multiple states since December, and the Gingrich campaign did not respond when asked why they were launching the official challenge now.

A well-connected Washington, D.C., campaign finance lawyer suggested the timing may be related to the fact that McKenna Long & Aldridge, the law firm of Gingrich’s top outside campaign counsel Stefan Passantino, represents TV stations in Georgia.

In fact, the Gingrich campaign paid another law firm, the Atlanta-based Hall Booth Smith & Slover, to send the letter to TV stations “to ensure there are no conflicts,” said Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond.

The Gingrich campaign said some of the stations that received the letter intended to report on it, but did not answer when asked if any planned to remove the ad.

This is not the first time that the Gingrich’s campaign has written TV stations to complain about a Restore Our Future ad. Last month, the campaign demanded more than 50 TV stations remove an ad from the super PAC that asserted Gingrich had been “fined” $300,000 by the House Ethics Committee in the 1990s for violations.

Restore Our Future pushed back in its own letter to the stations and none appear to have removed the ad. The super PAC did not respond to a request for comment on Gingrich’s latest demand.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; gingrich; gingrich2012; gopprimary; newt; newtgingrich; prolife; romney2012; smallgovernment
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1 posted on 02/17/2012 10:12:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is there any doubt that the media will acquiesce should the Obama campaign come forward with a similar request when we get to the general?
2 posted on 02/17/2012 10:18:15 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney and his millionaire SUPER PAC friends are really something!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 10:19:46 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney and the establishment have waged all out war on the conservative base, the south and many who want to choose their candidate.
They are so desperate to see their north east socially liberal RINO that they have waged all out and out war and broken their own rules, stuffed the debates with their own k and i should know as I tried to get in only to find that the RINO’s were pout in place


4 posted on 02/17/2012 10:23:34 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What can we say. This is becoming a disaster.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 10:24:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I might have before but I will never vote for that scumbag Romney.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 10:24:30 AM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

of course not. Remember how it was NOT to be mentioned his middle name or that he smoked?


7 posted on 02/17/2012 10:24:48 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney is getting up there with Obama in his lying.

Romney: ‘Rombo’ Ad ‘Most Negative I’ve Seen So Far’

8 posted on 02/17/2012 10:27:22 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: GeronL

The current War we fight against the Left is never fair. But one thing they have that we do not, is loyalty and a strong sense of unity, even when they are wrong and stupid.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 10:28:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restore_Our_Future

Check out “Contributors” One major one is a “hedge Fund Capitalist”, ANOTHER guuy like Romney. Another contributor is a front organization, now defunct.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 10:28:42 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney IS the Republican Obama. There is no low too low to stoop.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 10:30:09 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_Spann_LLC

A Phantom Candidate backed by a Phantom Corporation.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 10:30:23 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: GeronL

“of course not. Remember how it was NOT to be mentioned his middle name or that he smoked?”

or that he was born in Kenya.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 10:31:24 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The left is definitely united in stupidity, heh

RINO’s are more interested in attacking conservatives than the Democrats, I think we saw that in Dole and McCain


14 posted on 02/17/2012 10:32:52 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This was just one of about 6 different attack ads they ran in Florida morning, noon and night. The morning news show we watch out of Tampa, ran Romney and his PAC attack ads on Gingrich four and five times an hour.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 10:33:26 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
There is some "law" that candidates can't use material that "belongs" to another group who objects to its use, say like Tom Brokaw's 30 sec show opening ad used by Romney against Newt (a lead in about the House Ethics Panel and Newt -- charges later dismissed by the IRS -- without any news lead in about the dismissal I might add. Byron York did a good piece on this in the Washington Examiner). ABC asked Mitt not to use it but they didn't pull it. I guess ABC wasn't to upset about the use of their "talent" to help Mitt.
16 posted on 02/17/2012 10:33:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes. I myself was watching Fox News Martha McCallum interviewing Talent with the Romney team a few months ago and she ran the whole Romney attack ad that Gingrich had sent a legal notice out about to all networks advising them not to run them as they were false. It said “Internet Ad” on the video so I am not sure if that is how Fox was able to get by with running it but I let Gingrich know what I saw and provided a link to it. I am fed up with the antics of Fox.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: N. Theknow

What they did and how they acted here in FL was sickening.

My wife and I had to live up there while he was Gov and every time we saw those AD’s we were screaming at the TV because of the lies he was saying.

Romney like obama cannot run on anything so they find an enemy and attack and the now pulling our of the debates shows they still fear Newt.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 10:37:33 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

given up on FOX, When they hired Sally Kohn then we should all know that they have turned very much left wing and thanks to Megyn Kelly Kohn got the job at FOX.

for anyone who does not know who John is then you’ll be surprised at how radical she is and after trying to shut down, demean and insult FOX she now infiltrates.

http://www.infiltratednation.com/2012/01/fox-news-hires-soros-funded-activist.html


19 posted on 02/17/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is this not protected political speech?

Isn’t it legal to lie in political adds?

I’m not sure how Newt could win a law suit on this, because if he could, then the democrats could be sued for every single add they run, and everytime any one of them speaks.

Now, those questions being asked, and that being said, I really feel like Mitt Romney needs to be scraped from the shoe treads of conservatives with a twig.

I am no longer certain that I can vote for this POS if he wins the nomination, even if that means Obama gets re-elected -_-

Romney, and the GOP pretty much, make me want to RALPH.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 10:41:51 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
....I really feel like Mitt Romney needs to be scraped from the shoe treads of conservatives with a twig......


21 posted on 02/17/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: manc
Romney like obama cannot run on anything so they find an enemy and attack and the now pulling our of the debates shows they still fear Newt.

I'm pretty disappointed that Santorum pulled out of the debate as well.

The handwriting on the wall about Santorum is getting to be pretty plain.

22 posted on 02/17/2012 10:48:30 AM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This from a guy who was strongly pro abortion for the first 56 years of his life?*

*of course even his supporters still don’t believe he is pro life, that’s why they’re willing to vote for him.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 10:50:48 AM PST by bramps (Cama, Cama, Cama Chameleon.)
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To: Finny

to you and I and others but some still cannot see it.

Pulling out of that debate proves that they fear Newt and if they fear him how on earth can they expect to debate obama.

Saying that it seems Newt wants to be President, while it seems some just want the nomination and thinks the south the base , conservatives will get in line as per usual, the north east beltway establishment might even throw a bone like 2008 and put a decent person on the VP ticket and we’re too stupid to see what they are doing, or so they think as some of us are pissed off with all of this and their backroom deals.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 10:53:15 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is a disgusting pig. He is no different that Hussein and his Axelrod clan.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 10:53:15 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think all that is missing from the article is was any of the money given to China and used for the one child policy? If we gave money to the UN, do we know how it was spent? Why did we send money to a UN Population control group?

In general, I dont like candidates suing because of misleading commercials, and it will be very tough to prove libel or slander (not sure which one is covered on tv) against a politician.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 10:53:29 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If Romney is willing to go this far in lying about his opponents, why would any sane conservative trust him not to sellout conservatives any time he feels it is politically expedient to do so if he reaches the White House?
27 posted on 02/17/2012 10:58:17 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOLOL!

That is great :D

Thanks much for a good belly laugh!


28 posted on 02/17/2012 11:04:48 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Raider Sam

“In general, I dont like candidates suing because of misleading commercials, and it will be very tough to prove libel or slander (not sure which one is covered on tv) against a politician.”

I consider this “Threat” by Gingrich a “Protest”. Think what would be said if he did not.


29 posted on 02/17/2012 11:06:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Kazan

Romney is afraid of Newt. He [and his PAC] put out ads that lie or twist the truth ($2million/day of ads in FL for 10 days leading up to the vote].

Newt said he was blind-sided by Mitt’s flat out lies during the FL debate but will be prepared to deal with him doing that in the coming debates. So Mitt pulls out of the GA debate (Newt’s turf), packs the AZ debate with his people (like FL); the Reagan Library debate is pulled.

I expect Newt will be ignored for much of the AZ debate and if he zings Mitt, his supporter packed auditorium will boo. And when grinning, stuttering Mitt makes a funny, they will all laugh and cheer.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 11:11:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Raider Sam

Well I don’t like politicians lying. What is Gingrich supposed to do, just let them make stuff up and run filthy ads like Romney did in Florida. The dastardly duo have decided not to debate again so when would you like Newt to confront them? He isn’t allowed to defend himself because that means he is going negative. I have never seen such rot gut political tactics in my lifetime. I hope newt sues them to hell and back, at least he has the balls to do so.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 11:17:29 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
On the one hand, the ad is misleading if it doesn't acknowledge the prohibition clause.

On the other, it's the United Way argument. Placing a prohibition on the use of the fund, still helps and enables the agency that is performing the prohibited activity. It does this by freeing up other funds that would have been used for the non-prohibited activity to be used on the prohibited activity.

On the third hand, the misleading spin on legislative votes is really getting out of hand. Like some of the "Santorum is a big government liberal" lists, the vote on legislation is misrepresented to be something it's not.

32 posted on 02/17/2012 11:20:53 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Raider Sam
"I think all that is missing from the article is was any of the money given to China and used for the one child policy? "

"a provision in the measure explicitly prohibited funding for “the performance of involuntary sterilization or abortion or to coerce any person to accept family planning.

Which is not something that could be hung around Newt's neck, like Romney is trying to do..


33 posted on 02/17/2012 11:25:00 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
But one thing they have that we do not, is loyalty and a strong sense of unity, even when they are wrong and stupid.

A large fraction of the left works in government. Their paychecks depend upon winning.

34 posted on 02/17/2012 11:33:57 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Finny
I'm pretty disappointed that Santorum pulled out of the debate as well.

Newt will win Georgia. Santorum knows it.

He'd rather spend his time on winning in Michigan or Arizona.

The handwriting on the wall about Santorum is getting to be pretty plain.

It is for those willing to read what it actually says.

35 posted on 02/17/2012 11:38:37 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is such a scumbag liar.


36 posted on 02/17/2012 11:46:19 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; b9; onyx; katiedidit1; SatinDoll; TitansAFC; true believer forever; All
“As to US contributions to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, their continuation will be conditional on “concrete assurances” that no part of the US monies will be used for abortion and the Fund does not support abortion or coercive family planning programs” -US Policy Statement for the International Conference on Population, 1984

A bill in 1989 included provisions to fund the UN Population Fund. He never voted for this legislation and this never became law. This bill would not have overturned the Mexico City policy, and this funding would never have gone through. Gingrich was assured that Ronald Reagan’s “Mexico City Policy,” which prohibits any American tax dollars from funding or promoting abortions overseas, was in effect, so no funds from this bill would go toward supporting China’s barbaric “One Child” policy or any other programs that used abortion as means for “population control.”

Newt supported a very limited aspect of the 1989 bill that promoted hydrogen energy research. This is consistent with his long support of aggressively developing American sources of energy, including American oil, natural gas, coal, and alternatives. The same week he supported these aspects, he voted against the Kostmayer Amendment, legislation seeking to nullify the entire Mexico City Policy.

Gingrich has always supported the Mexico City policy, and on day one of his presidency, he will reinstate Ronald Reagan’s policy to assure that no tax dollars fund non-governmental agencies or charities that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries.

http://www.newt.org/answers#OneChild

37 posted on 02/17/2012 11:51:04 AM 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: Red Steel

Yeah, Romney is one of the biggest liars I have ever seen. He has no shame. No doubt he is the enemy of conservatives. He will never go after Obama like this, but is just fine doing it to a conservative Republican. This is vicious.

I don’t see how Newt supports him if he is the nominee, Romney’s campaign wants to “destroy Newt.”. Therefore, Romney is working to detroy a brilliant voice of conservatism, individual freedom, and limited, small government policy. It is a damn shame. We need voices like Newt’s right now.


38 posted on 02/17/2012 11:55:52 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Carry_Okie

That is a sad conclusion. But that is how they gained control in the first place. They got together, infiltrated the system and then took over with each others help.

And getting control back from them is not going to be easy. Especially when they control the media.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 12:01:19 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
There's a reason for that. You might also find the post above it to be as useful.
40 posted on 02/17/2012 12:04:59 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: All

Newt Gingrich Challenges Romney’s Abortion Record. Whatch Mitt lying through his speech. His body language reveals it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZuStXCpQCE

Romney on Abortion - 2002

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4

Willard Mitt Romney’s flip-flops on Abortion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CUL8I3KZO4&feature=related


41 posted on 02/17/2012 12:07:25 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: KansasGirl

“I don’t see how Newt supports him if he is the nominee, Romney’s campaign wants to “destroy Newt.”. Therefore, Romney is working to detroy a brilliant voice of conservatism, individual freedom, and limited, small government policy. It is a damn shame. We need voices like Newt’s right now.”

Gingrich’s consistent pro-life standard is reflected by the following:

1. 98.6% Lifetime Pro-Life Rating from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). For the 20 years that Gingrich served in Congress (1979-1999), Gingrich supported the pro-life position in 70 out of 71 votes. (In the one instance that he did not take the NRLC position, it was because the NRLC opposed an early 1995 version of welfare reform because it changed certain welfare payments for mothers with children; NRLC did not oppose the final version of Gingrich’s welfare reform passed in 1996)

2. Supported the Hyde Amendment. Gingrich consistently voted for the Hyde amendment and other bans on government funding of abortions.

3. Partial Birth Abortion Ban. During Gingrich’s tenure as Speaker, the House of Representatives twice passed legislation banning partial birth abortions. President Clinton vetoed this legislation both times. Finally, a partial birth abortion ban was signed into law in 2003. The legislative effort to ban partial birth abortions had a very positive impact increasing pro-life support in the United States.

4. Signed the Susan B. Anthony List Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge (which Romney REFUSED to sign). In June 2011, Gingrich signed the SBA List Pro-Life Leadership Presidential pledge in which Gingrich pledges to the American people that if elected President he will (i) only nominate judges to the Supreme Court and federal judiciary who are committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution, and not legislating from the bench (ii) select pro-life appointees for relevant executive branch positions, (iii) advance pro-life legislation to permanently end all taxpayer funding of abortion in all domestic and international spending programs, (iv) defund Planned Parenthood; and (v) advance and sign into law a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

5. Pledges to Sign Two Pro-life Executive Orders on the first day of a Gingrich Administration.

i. “Mexico City Policy” of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the “Mexico City Policy”— to stop the federal funding of any non-governmental agencies or charities that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries.

ii. Respect the Beliefs and Integrity of Healthcare Workers. No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any action or procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable. This protection should include, but not be limited to, abortion and sterilization procedures. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.

http://www.newt.org/answers#ProLife


42 posted on 02/17/2012 12:11:04 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: Carry_Okie

Look how the Washington Post has begun pulling out all the stops to take out Newt.

I don’t believe I have EVER seen an article that used so many negative quotes about someone.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/georgians-against-newt-could-spell-trouble-for-gingrich/2012/02/17/gIQAXKO6JR_blog.html


43 posted on 02/17/2012 12:14:06 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Carry_Okie

” Newt will win Georgia. Santorum knows it. “

There was an earlier thread up this morning where Newt himself laid the possibility of a loss in Georgia. I didn’t internalize it, because I didn’t like hearing him say that, “the way things have been going, who knows...”, referring to whether he could win Georgia.

That is not a phrase for a healthy campaign, however, when
spoken by the candidate himself, if you know what I mean.

He has to have some wins but the crushing weight of the RINO’s assisted by the media black out has Newt effectively silenced, if not marginalized for the time being. How does a guy overcome that with so little money?

I am afraid that $10 million dollar donation will barely make it TO Super Tuesday, and without a sweep of sorts, it will be gone by Tuesday evening. Probably permanently.

I am having a fearful day dealing with “helpless” overload.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 12:16:51 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Finny
"The handwriting on the wall about Santorum is getting to be pretty plain."

"Any politician who regards the adult use of contraceptives as a matter under his own purview cannot lay claim to the limited government label, nor can he credibly invoke a tradition rooted in the pursuit of happiness." - Conor Friedersdorf

45 posted on 02/17/2012 12:31:24 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: RitaOK
....There was an earlier thread up this morning where Newt himself laid the possibility of a loss in Georgia. I didn’t internalize it, because I didn’t like hearing him say that, “the way things have been going, who knows...”, referring to whether he could win Georgia...

The full quote:

Newt: "“Look, given this kind of a year, who knows?” Gingrich told reporters outside of a Beverly Hills restaurant when asked if he could lose his home state in the “Super Tuesday” sweepstakes on March 6. “Romney could lose Michigan. Santorum could lose Pennsylvania. Who knows what’s going to happen?”

46 posted on 02/17/2012 12:34:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Finny
Now here's a full transcript of a 2006 Santorum video:

"Host: So, would birth control be covered by that notion of freedom without responsibility?

Santorum: I'm--look, I vote and have supported, you know, birth control because it is not the taking of a human life. But, you know, I'm not a believer in birth control--in artificial birth control. Again, I think it goes down the line of being able to do whatever you want to do without having the responsibility that comes with that. And I don't think it--it breaks what I think--now, this is from a personal point of view. From a governmental point of view, I support, you know, Title X, I guess it is, and have voted for contraception--although I don't think it works. I think it's harmful to women, I think it's harmful to our society to have a society that says that, you know, sex outside of marriage is something that should be encouraged or tolerated, particularly among the young, and I think it has--and we've seen very, very harmful long-term consequences to a society. So birth control to me enables that, and I don't think it's a healthy thing for our country.

Sen. Santorum not only "doesn't vote against contraception," but voted to subsidize it.

(Title X was a Nixon-era family-planning program that directs federal taxpayer money to, among others, the pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood.)

47 posted on 02/17/2012 12:35:41 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: Cincinatus' Wife

Is there any information about who the donors, staff, and filmmakers for this SuperPAC are? Clearly they are free to work for or sponsor or create these ads, but it would be helpful to know who’s behind it all.

I’d also be interested in knowing if any of the professional staff for this SuperPAC were on the McCain campaign in ‘08 and had any part in the sabotaging of that campaign and/or the personal destruction of Sarah Palin.


48 posted on 02/17/2012 12:40:25 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Marguerite

Bump!


49 posted on 02/17/2012 12:41:32 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KansasGirl

“Romney is one of the biggest liars I have ever seen. He has no shame.”

“A defining moment in Mitt Romney’s post-pro-life-conversion political career came in his third year as governor of Massachusetts, when he decided Catholic hospitals would be required under his interpretation of a new state law to give rape victims a drug that can induce abortions.

Romney announced this decision — saying it was the “right thing for hospitals” to do — just two days after he had taken the opposite position.

the Massachusetts legislature considered an “emergency contraception” mandate. It would have allowed pharmacists to sell Plan B — an abortifacient — without a prescription and without parental consent. It also would have required all hospitals to inform rape victims of the availability of such “emergency contraceptives” and provide them to the rape victim if she wanted them even when they would cause an abortion.

Maria Parker of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the public policy organization of the state’s Catholic bishops, explained in testimony to the state legislature why Catholic hospitals could not do this.”

http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2012/02/02/creators_oped


50 posted on 02/17/2012 12:45:07 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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