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Gingrich Looking Churchillian
IBD ^ | January 20, 2012 | IBD Editors

Posted on 02/23/2012 5:12:37 PM PST by Marguerite

Leadership: A great debater. Politically polarizing. Prone to error, but also prone to spectacular success. Steeped in history. Politically brilliant. Unorthodox. Audacious.

All these qualities were once used to describe Winston Churchill. Today, you might use the same words to describe Newt Gingrich. Sound absurd? Not when you think about it.

Churchill, like Gingrich, was a brilliant politician with a powerful sense of the occasion.

Sometimes prickly, often witty, but never dull, his career had lots of ups and downs — ranging from being blamed for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in World War I to being credited as the father of the British welfare state — not exactly a compliment among conservatives, then or now.

Indeed, by Churchill's own admission, "The Conservatives have never liked nor trusted me." The same thing can be said of Gingrich, who has had a tortured relationship with the GOP's conservative wing, to say the least.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: churchill; fatdrunk; newt; newt2012; newtgingrich
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To: Marguerite

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
— Winston Churchill


21 posted on 02/23/2012 6:15:37 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: BluH2o

I think the article gave the reader much comparisons for a contrast to Churchill. It is surely nothing wrong with giving comparisons. I see many similarities in these 2 leaders. I think many of us know, Churchill was a brilliant man even with his flaws as Newt Gingrich. ( His past marriages are his past/ 50% of the public are divorced) His 2nd wife was involved with corrupt activity-a good reason to move on from her-first wife has better relationship to Newt and their daughters now)


22 posted on 02/23/2012 6:18:41 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: onyx

Very cool! I inspired you! :)


23 posted on 02/23/2012 6:19:37 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for a hero............my AF son........)
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To: BluH2o
Comparisons are never perfect. Newt's speaking ability, his knowledge of history (and the Constitution), and his great intellect are the three parallels I see.

P.S. According to one biography I read, Churchill was not very sexually inclined and Clementine sought another man's bed at least once.

24 posted on 02/23/2012 6:20:38 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Marguerite
Indeed, by Churchill's own admission, "The Conservatives have never liked nor trusted me." The same thing can be said of Gingrich, who has had a tortured relationship with the GOP's conservative wing, to say the least.

I seriously question the legitimacy of the "GOP's conservative wing" membership. To who exactly are they referring?

25 posted on 02/23/2012 6:29:15 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: 22cal
P.S. According to one biography I read, Churchill was not very sexually inclined and Clementine sought another man's bed at least once.

I've read a great deal about Churchill over the years ... his mother was considered promiscuous by Victorian standards (perhaps because his father died from syphilis) ... but never Clementine. Both JFK and Clinton screwed around and so did their wives ... Jacki less so than Hillary ... so sexual drive (more or less) isn't relevant.

26 posted on 02/23/2012 6:37:15 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Marguerite

You know, I said something similiar in January... and had the collective wisdom of the Free Republic denigrating the comparison.

Says a lot, that does.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 6:39:30 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Marguerite

You’re only wrong by 100%.

Churchill spoke with authority from history about civilizations greatest truths with clarity and conviction. Newton echos and amplifies what he hears in grassroots discourse and repackages for popular consumption.

Churchill was magnificent. Newton merely wants to be somebody.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 7:02:40 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: marron
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====== NEWT GINGRICH'S GREAT 2012 CAMPAIGN SPEECHES ======



CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect




Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt



NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich


U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich




"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !


Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again




Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?


Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)


Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"




Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)


Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges




Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA




Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !


Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law


Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis


Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam


Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism


Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups




Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”


Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps


Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate




Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden




Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment


Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline


Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption


Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)




Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King


Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea





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Newt Gingrich is a conservative revolutionary, with the COURAGE to stand-against President Bush (41) when Bush foolishly broke his "Read My Lips, No New Taxes" promise.

Future President Newt Gingrich includes these promises in his "21st Century Contract with America":



1) Abolish the EPA
2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernanke
3) Actively protect America against Islamic Jihad


4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED
5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED


6) Business Corporate Tax Rate LOWERED to 12-percent
7) Individuals to have FLAT-TAX option at 15-percent


8) Promote U.S. Energy Independence -- DOMESTICALLY


9) Build EFFECTIVE U.S. Border Protection by 2015
10) Illegal Immigrants (especially violent gangs) DEPORTED


11) "English" established as the ONLY official language of the U.S. Government


12) U.S. Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ... RE-INSTATED
13) U.S. Military weapon design-procurement cycle reformed


14) Democratic "Dodd-Frank" Legislation REPEALED
15) Democratic "Sarbanes-Oxley" Legislation REPEALED




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Patton-at-Bastogne, (CEAI@Engineering-Excellence.US)

Conservative, Evangelical, Pro-Life Christian Tea Party Patriot

Free Republic member since 1998




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29 posted on 02/23/2012 7:07:21 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: hoosiermama

I’ve been saying this for some time (see my tagline). I’m re-reading Churchill biography and I see numerous parallels (negative and positive). The question is timing. Our great nation needs Newt NOW more than we realize!!


30 posted on 02/23/2012 7:10:36 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: BluH2o
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Newt has no "active duty" military background ...


However, as the "Amry Brat" son of a U.S. Army Captain (Infantry), Newt knows more about the Military than say some loser like Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Rick Santrum or The Kenyan ...


Moreover, Newt's been invited many times to speak to U.S. Army Officers on various subjects ...


I know Churchill, how well do you ?


Get your facts straight next time ... you look really infantile when you don't ...

Otherwise, you'll find yourself like Cornwallis at Yorktown ... or the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway ...


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31 posted on 02/23/2012 7:15:22 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Churchill spoke with authority from history about civilizations greatest truths with clarity and conviction. Newton echos and amplifies what he hears in grassroots discourse and repackages for popular consumption.

Sorry, FRiend, but you don't know what you are talking about. How many of Newt's books have you read? Newt not only knows history better than all of the other candidates (including Obama) combined, he can recall historical facts easily without notes.

If anything, he is the OPPOSITE of what you suggest. The fact is that most of the history he recites, the average "grassroots discourse" never heard of!!

32 posted on 02/23/2012 7:16:22 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth; Marguerite
No, you are wrong by 100%. Newt speaks with great clarity and knowledge on many historical figures from the founding fathers to Reagan. As a matter of fact..the Speaker is a historical figure with his great accomplishments in congress.

Churchill also appeased the "grassroots" and addressed their concerns in his speaches. Newt IS somebody...too bad you aren't informed enough about American politics and history to know that...his name will forever live on in the history of this country.

33 posted on 02/23/2012 7:17:05 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: The Citizen Soldier

You must never read Churchill.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 7:17:59 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Marguerite

I just found out recently that Churchill died the day I was born. Coincidence? Hmm.... :D


35 posted on 02/23/2012 7:21:19 PM PST by Mama Shawna
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To: BluH2o

Obviously you haven’t done your homework on Newt and it shows.


36 posted on 02/23/2012 7:27:04 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
You must never read Churchill.

You must never read Newt.

37 posted on 02/23/2012 7:42:02 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Marguerite
I would have no trouble voting for Gingrich against Obama but I'm afraid in this age of American Idol, Newt will come across as the old fat guy with the trophy wife that shut down the government once and who sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and rode the bus with Al Sharpton. IMHO...

Gingrich nominated = Obama reelected

Sorry...

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38 posted on 02/23/2012 7:55:10 PM PST by JCG
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To: JCG

If the Electorate is deaf, incapable of rational thought and Voting right after they get a Lobotomy, you might be right.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 7:57:50 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Frankly, I wish I was wrong. But I don't think I am.

You just described the electorate that put the present occupant in the White House. It could happen again.

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40 posted on 02/23/2012 8:28:17 PM PST by JCG
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