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 ...
>> Damn the media for shutting him out.
They’re baiting Santorum and his supporters. They mock and mischaracterize Rick on the social issues polarizing the voters hoping the impression of puritanical paternalism will stick in the minds of the General voters.
CHEERFUL BUMP FOR NEWT!
Thanks for posting. I am bookmarking for later viewing.
Santo is nothing but a Bush re-run. He IS the establishent.
The next couple of weeks are going to be very interesting.
Good to see folks are catching onto Santorum’s progressive income tax isn’t a conservative solution. Newt’s optional 15% is closer to a conservative solution and not just to the right of Democrats.
“Right now Leo Gerard, the communist head of the International Steelworkers (and a top advisor to BHO2), is gathering up labor union support in PA against Santorum.”
Well, go tell those commies to bring it on!!!!
Go Rick : )
The South needs to vote for their Southern brother.
No more lawyers in the White House.
Too many already in Congress!!!
This Maniac uses Romneys friends money to take out Gingrich and help the mormon buy the nomination, but has gone off the RNC reservation, and his usefulness has dried up.
He needs to get a real job, chasing ambulances.
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Hello, beautiful TOL. I thought of you Saturday night. We watched a movie we gave 5 stars: Water for Elephants! ILY from your First Darling!
Oh, I’m so happy you gave “Water for Elephants” five stars too! It really was excellent. Love you too, First Darling.
I’m looking forward to the rest of Newt’s interview on Piers Morgan tonite on CNN at 8:00 CST.
I hope everyone remembers!
Been off computer today...Anything exciting happen?
(BY the way Eric on the FIVE said two very positive things about Newt today)
I dont quite get the connection myself, actually, about the timing either. I do believe there has to be a reason for the timing.
I think it is a practical thing. It certainly won’t hurt Santorum by tomorrow - there is always a lag of a couple of days before these things get into the public conciousness (not for us political junkies, but the man in the street sort of thing).
If Newt released the ad tommorow or Wednesday, it would be seen as sour grapes from a loser. By doing it the day before the primaries, he is on record without that perception.
Thank you for the reminder!
God bless you!
PART TWO OF NEWT GINGRICH ON PIERS MORGAN AT THE TOP OF THIS HOUR!
Listen to a little TV today, just enough of Little Ricky on CNN to hear him falling apart. They did a fact check on several of his babblings and he lost big time, many times. NEwt has the intellectual background to speak off the cuff, (hint) RS is a lightweight.
Thank you both for the heads up!
Try to find the interview! Thanks in advance!
TUrned over to CNN and all I’ve got is the school shooting and BIll Maher
I’m recording it! Can’t stand Bill Maher. I will have to skip past his segment!
Newt’s part is on later!
Newt’s segment is on later. I’m recording to view later so I can omit that disgusting, hateful Maher.
Can’t stand Maher either and he’s on now but he’s muted. I’ll keep glancing up and when the turkey’s gone I’ll unmute it. LOL!
LOL. Good on you! I can’t stand to look at him either. Another of Ann Coulter’s pals.
Thanks I fell asleep waiting for it the other night.
NEVER GIVE UP, think positive.
I have a theory. I think SDS Maher sucked out Ann’s brain and replaced it with a liberal mutant blob. He’s ugly as sin - on the inside and outside.
I may not be well informed, but it sounds like Newt’s comments highlighting Rick’s record as a big Labor Republican were made in Tennessee, and not in Michigan.
Newt has launched his ballgame on the South and Georgia.
Newt should wait to draw a contrast in the South between himself and Rick Santorum, based on Rick’s campaign schedule?? I don’t think so.
Newt is this week ALL IN for the South and has begun his major push. Newt can not give Rick any more romping room. Those days are now over, and it’s over due.
In an effort to win the South, Newt will be probably be saying a lot Rick won’t like very much, because Newt’s game is on.
Too bad if didn’t fly in Michigan, under the circumstances.
I don’t “get” Ann anymore and I’ve stopped trying.
He sure is ugly inside and out. UGLY throughout!
We loved Water for Elaphants. I’m happy you loved it too!
Elephants. Main Street - 4 stars.
Newt Gingrich On Fox & Friends February 28 2012 - comments on Santorum’s stand concerning John Kennedy’s speech:
Thank you Marguerite!
Also in that LINK, Newt comments on Obama’s “balony” belief that a president can’t effect gas prices and he comments on Santorum’s “snob” comment about education.
“Gingrich, I believe, at this moment he is our man. He is the one best positioned to educate a public that for years now has been brainwashed by our reactionary-progressive educational system and media to such an extreme degree that many can no longer see and understand the most obvious facts.
We are at a crisis point in our culture. We need a teaching moment as well as a new president. Newt Gingrich, at his best, is a superb professor witty, erudite, and on point. And my guess is he would be at his best against Barack Obama. Bring it on.”
- Roger L.Simon
Newt Gingrich is head and shoulders above Romney and Santorum who have faced him in debates. Not because he is just a good debater. The reason he is such a good debater is that he speaks from his own experience and knowledge and not, as the others, from a list of talking points and debate prep instructions from handlers.
In order to win the Republicans need a man of experience, fully prepared to take the lead from the day one, in order to put America back on track and end the 50-year slide to the abyss of liberalism and federal government dictatorship. Please, PLEASE make the people see and understand that. The clarity of thought and knowledge that Newt has, America needs him as captain who can redress Obama’s Titanic. The ship that is heavily loaded with debt and incompetence and is in danger to capsize. Make the people to understand that, or they are preparing a somber future for their children.
Thank you, dear one. I’ve added Main Street to our queue.
Who is roger simon? It is important that he made this point? thanks.