Skip to comments.Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, sees impossible task in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/27/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
NASHVILLE Newt Gingrich went on the offensive against Rick Santorum during a campaign swing through Tennessee Monday, calling him a big Labor Republican and predicting his surging opponents fortunes will quickly change amid a chaotic race that could remain competitive all the way to the Republican National Convention in August.
Gingrich, who has said he must do well in the Southern states to win the GOP nomination, also predicted he would win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries next month.
Turning to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the former Georgia congressman said the United States is facing an impossible task there.
We are not going to fix Afghanistan. It is not possible, he told a large group of Republicans at an afternoon luncheon here. These are people who have spent several thousand years hating foreigners. And what we have done by staying is become the new foreigners.
This is a real problem. And there are some problems where you have to say, You know, you are going to have to figure out how to live your own miserable life
because you clearly dont want to learn from me how to be unmiserable. And that is what you are going to see happen.
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
C-SPAN Video: Newt Gingrich Speaks on 'God and Country' in Georgia [..Sunday, February 26, 2012 (20 minutes) GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich returns to his home state of Georgia to speak on "God and Country" at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Milner. The church is located in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which Gingrich represented in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1999.]
I watched that video yesterday and found it to be outstanding.
Newt is the only true leader in the race.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
“Big Labor Republican”
There are those types voters in Michigan.
Thanks, Newt. Every vote counts...beat Willard! : )
See the real leader here-of these 2 men ( Ricky, you go first, Newt)
We need wisdom, not pretty/handsome. I want substance in our leader and NEWT has what it takes.
Now watch Rick and Mitt scramble to climb on board with this and make it their issue. Newt is always one step ahead of them, while they are out debating his last issue, Newt brings up a new idea. rofl.
There is no way they can out think him.
I watched them both. Newt is right about Santorum.
Like Palin said, records do matter. Go, Newt.
Taking it to Santorum and Romney with the gloves off is the way to do it. One wonders, however, if it isn’t too late?
And before the Santorum supporters cry foul with Newt’s quotes against Santorum in this article:
The Florida results are in and despite spending millions Newt Gingrich went form a big lead to a big defeat. Why? Because voters discovered Gingrich wasnt a true conservative. Like Romney, Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout, job-killing cap and trade, and radical healthcare mandates. Gingrich even supports giving some illegals amnesty, a radio ad on behalf of Rick Santorum says.
This ad is approved by Rick Santorum himself. I say, live by the nasty ads, he should lose by the nasty ads. It’s biblical, so Rick shouldn’t complain. At least Newt’s quotes are accurate! I’ve noticed Santorum’s tendency to praise Unions or the “working man” (as if we don’t all work) for awhile now. His previous anti-Right to Work vote, and also his tax plan, fit the pattern.
They don't wish to be cheerful! :p
Newt Gingrich went on the offensive against Rick Santorum during a campaign swing through Tennessee Monday, calling him a big Labor Republican
I have no problem with private-sector unions, Santorum said in his remarks on Thursday. I think they play a role in society.
So is he a big labor Republican, or are MI voters going to vote on the belief that he is, even if he’s not, or are they going to vote on a comment that he is, by Newt Gingrich campaigning in the South?
And Santorum supported Mitt Romney in 2008.
It is about time Newt took the gloves off instead of protecting Santorum to play the odds against Romney.
I was wondering if Santorum’s union pandering legislation was forever going to be buried, clouded over by all the conservative smoke blowing by Rick launching into the minutiae of contraception.
That strategy kept every conservative applauding his principled stand, and off the scent of his legislative track record.
That trail, by the way, had what family values included when Rick was in a position to advance them?
Obfiscate, distract and delay has been at work here and Newt has said nothing.
It is time.
Destroying the threat to our national security harbored there was justified; anything beyond that, regardless of grandiose schemes for “nation building” or moral proselytizing of the need for “allowing Mrs Muhammad to vote,” as Michael Scheuer recently quipped, is inevitably doomed to failure and the increasing wasteful loss of our valiant warriors; not to mention time, effort, equipment and national treasure.
No wonder people call him Saint Ricky.
He will do anything to get votes. Sorry, I can't support this kind of dishonesty.
Hey, onyx. Right on, right on! :)
Nice of Newt to do that the night before Michigan and Arizona. I bet Newt would rather have Romney has the candidate. Why else would he be concentrating only on Georgia a state that he should have locked up without campaigning. Oh well one state wonder bashing Santorum is sad and desperate.
You betcha it’s time!!
Hopefully this will stop the Santorum supporters’ plea to all Newt voters to vote for Santorum tomorrow.
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