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Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, sees impossible task in Afghanistan
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 27, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon

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 opponent’s 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 don’t 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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gingrich2012; gopprimary; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum
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To: onyx

>> Damn the media for shutting him out.

That’s right.

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.

Go Newt!!!


101 posted on 02/27/2012 4:35:16 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Gene Eric; Lazlo in PA
B T T T ! ! ! ©


GO NEWT!
102 posted on 02/27/2012 4:40:40 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Gene Eric

CHEERFUL BUMP FOR NEWT!


103 posted on 02/27/2012 4:41:51 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Spunky

Thanks for posting. I am bookmarking for later viewing.


104 posted on 02/27/2012 4:42:43 PM PST by Spunky
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To: napscoordinator

Santo is nothing but a Bush re-run. He IS the establishent.


105 posted on 02/27/2012 4:49:42 PM PST by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: onyx
Just heard on the news there is very little early voting in Tennessee so far. Leads me to believe that Tennessee is still very fluid and people are holding their fire waiting to see what happens tomorrow.

The next couple of weeks are going to be very interesting.

106 posted on 02/27/2012 4:50:53 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: Apollo5600

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.


107 posted on 02/27/2012 5:01:37 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: SatinDoll

“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 : )


108 posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:18 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The South needs to vote for their Southern brother.

No more lawyers in the White House.

Too many already in Congress!!!


109 posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:38 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Apollo5600
The degenerate megalomaniac liar lawyer and douchebag "Rick" Santorum is about to get slapped in the face by the reality of Super Tuesday.

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.

110 posted on 02/27/2012 5:02:52 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: onyx

Hi, sweetie! Thank you for the ping, and here’s a bump!


111 posted on 02/27/2012 5:10:03 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What onyx said. I second that! Your petrie dish is cool too. :)


112 posted on 02/27/2012 5:10:09 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: TheOldLady

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!


113 posted on 02/27/2012 5:15:00 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: RitaOK
Thanks. :)
114 posted on 02/27/2012 5:22:51 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: onyx

Oh, I’m so happy you gave “Water for Elephants” five stars too! It really was excellent. Love you too, First Darling.


115 posted on 02/27/2012 5:27:45 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: onyx

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!


116 posted on 02/27/2012 5:33:52 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: onyx

Been off computer today...Anything exciting happen?

GO NEWT

(BY the way Eric on the FIVE said two very positive things about Newt today)


117 posted on 02/27/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: RitaOK

I don’t 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.


118 posted on 02/27/2012 5:43:06 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: conservativejoy; RitaOK; Gator113; gov_bean_ counter; b9; jazusamo; PSYCHO-FREEP; Gene Eric; ...
I’m looking forward to the rest of Newt’s interview on Piers Morgan tonite on CNN at 8:00 CST.

Thank you for the reminder!

God bless you!

119 posted on 02/27/2012 5:44:48 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: hoosiermama

PART TWO OF NEWT GINGRICH ON PIERS MORGAN AT THE TOP OF THIS HOUR!

CNN


120 posted on 02/27/2012 5:49:55 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost; RitaOK; onyx

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.


121 posted on 02/27/2012 5:57:07 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: onyx; conservativejoy

Thank you both for the heads up!


122 posted on 02/27/2012 5:58:11 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: hoosiermama

Try to find the interview! Thanks in advance!


123 posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:57 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

TUrned over to CNN and all I’ve got is the school shooting and BIll Maher


124 posted on 02/27/2012 6:06:12 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: jazusamo; conservativejoy

I’m recording it! Can’t stand Bill Maher. I will have to skip past his segment!

Newt’s part is on later!


125 posted on 02/27/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: hoosiermama

Newt’s segment is on later. I’m recording to view later so I can omit that disgusting, hateful Maher.


126 posted on 02/27/2012 6:08:44 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

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!


127 posted on 02/27/2012 6:10:39 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

LOL. Good on you! I can’t stand to look at him either. Another of Ann Coulter’s pals.


128 posted on 02/27/2012 6:13:45 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Thanks I fell asleep waiting for it the other night.


129 posted on 02/27/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Bailee

NEVER GIVE UP, think positive.


130 posted on 02/27/2012 6:51:03 PM PST by annieokie
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To: onyx

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.


131 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:38 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: EnglishCon

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.


132 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:56 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: SaraJohnson

I don’t “get” Ann anymore and I’ve stopped trying.

He sure is ugly inside and out. UGLY throughout!


133 posted on 02/27/2012 7:00:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TheOldLady

We loved Water for Elaphants. I’m happy you loved it too!


134 posted on 02/27/2012 7:01:43 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TheOldLady

Elephants. Main Street - 4 stars.


135 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:36 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

Newt Gingrich On Fox & Friends – February 28 2012 - comments on Santorum’s stand concerning John Kennedy’s speech:

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-on-fox-friends-february-28-2012/


136 posted on 02/29/2012 12:35:39 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: Marguerite

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.


137 posted on 02/29/2012 12:59:35 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

“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


138 posted on 02/29/2012 3:04:26 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: All

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.


139 posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:57 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: onyx

Thank you, dear one. I’ve added Main Street to our queue.


140 posted on 02/29/2012 4:17:48 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Marguerite

Who is roger simon? It is important that he made this point? thanks.


141 posted on 02/29/2012 7:42:45 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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