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Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’
WashPo ^ | 2-29-11 | Sonmez

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:09:58 AM PST by VinL

A campaign that’s already seen its fair share of sharp attacks took a novel turn Wednesday morning when the spokesman for a super PAC backing former House speaker Newt Gingrich took aim at former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum’s ability to speak the English language.

Speaking on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co., Rick Tyler said that the outcome of last night’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave Gingrich an opening.

“Rick Santorum failed to win, but Mitt Romney failed to inspire,” Tyler said. “Rick Santorum might win if he could speak English.”

Tyler is a senior adviser to “Winning our Future,” the super PAC backing Gingrich.

It wasn’t immediately clear what his remarks were in reference to. They might have been intended as a jab at recent provocative comments made by Santorum on the campaign trail, such as his statement that John F. Kennedy’s 1960 religion speech made him want to “throw up.”

A Santorum spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the statement.

It’s not the first time in this campaign that someone associated with a super PAC has made a potentially problematic comment. Foster Friess, a millionaire donor to a pro-Santorum group, outraged women’s groups when he made a joke about aspirin being used for contraception. Santorum quickly disassociated himself from the remark.

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To: VinL
Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’


51 posted on 02/29/2012 7:28:38 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: conservativejoy

Just watching Liz Cheney on Greta. She would make a good Sec of State.


52 posted on 02/29/2012 7:40:48 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: VinL

You said it!

Also, I wonder if that Gallup Poll showing a couple of points exchanged between Newt and Santorum, with Newt UP and Rick DOWN means that the astute Santorum supporters quickly recognized this week that Rick is shooting from the him, on the fly, and into his foot, ill prepared for the national ticket.

I hate it that Oklahoma and TN are said to favor Santorum.
Would like to see that corrected in a hurry. Oklahoma is NOT a union loving state, but this story of Santorum’s record of deference to unions was very LATE getting out.

Newt’s ground people are still unfunded to go into these states and get the facts out.

Wish Fred Thompson and JC Watts (R)OK would blanket the state for us.


53 posted on 02/29/2012 9:34:36 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: RitaOK

Newt just got a big infusion of cash. I wouldn`t be surprised at all if he wins Tennessee and Oklahoma.


54 posted on 02/29/2012 9:39:51 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: dforest

Most of Newt’s critics hammer on Newt’s personal issues; the two weird ex wives who captured him, but were more peculiar themselves than Newt EVER was;his odd alliances OUT OF OFFICE, back when he was trying to fund his various think tanks.

IN OFFICE, his accomplishments are legion; the take over of Congress in ‘94 was historic;the bodies are buried because Newt buried them;RINOs dispise him (and us); Marxists FEAR him;the rest is lies. He was not found guilty of ANYTHING. ALL charges the Democrats manufactured (80 some, I believe) were dismissed by the Ethics Committee.

He paid a damn fine to the IRS that was later REVERSED!

Did anybody SAY so? Heck, no.

This makes him my man. His enemies are our enemies, in spades, and we can’t get a civil “thank you” for the man who orchestrated an implosion of the Democrat Party.

Dunces all, plain and simple, but hey whoever said we had a well informed citizenry? We don’t.


55 posted on 02/29/2012 9:45:20 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: trappedincanuckistan

Yes, that’s true, but no one seems to know how much of an injection that actually was.

By the time the dang thing showed up, Newt was $650,000 in debt with six states coming at him in Super Tuesday.

If it was the same as the last one, ($10 million), it’s gone yesterday, invested in his debt and the ads for a six state extravaganza.

I am very nervous if got enough to overwhelm more than the nearest neighborhood. Also wonder if the reason the amount is being kept secret is because it was so small as to be embarrassing.

But I am a worrier!


56 posted on 02/29/2012 9:53:26 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: RitaOK

I guess we’ll be able to tell soon by what kind of effort he puts forth in upcoming states,


57 posted on 02/29/2012 9:57:38 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL
It wasn’t immediately clear what his remarks were in reference to.

Why let that get in the way of a good story.

Although, I must admit I cringed when I heard Santorum tell a crowd of autoworkers that he had sat in a Chevy Volt and that he be "it drove real good."

Oh. Wait. This just in from a source other than WaPo.....that was actually Mullah Obama who said that.

Never mind.

58 posted on 03/01/2012 5:09:09 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: RitaOK

Don’t be doin’ the happy dance quite yet.

As of this morning FOX has resurrected a video of the Newt “capitalism attack” on Romney. It even comes with a clip of Perry saying “vulture capitalism”.

They know where Newt slid and they are going to bring it back up before Super Tuesday.

Most of Newt’s problems Newt is responsible for. I don’t dislike Newt, but he usually crashes and burns in the limelight.


59 posted on 03/01/2012 5:17:39 AM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

It took a little time, but once people thought about it, and got over Rush’s and Kudlow’s kneejerk counterattacks on Perry and Gingrich for daring to bring up Romney’s career as a Wall Street Corporate Raider, and ridiculously calling it an “attack on our capitalist system”, that whole thing will have blown over. Not gonna work this time.


60 posted on 03/01/2012 6:15:53 AM PST by ngat
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To: dforest

Thank you for your concern trolling activity, on FR.

It took me a moment with you, but you just got filed in my
“agitator” dump.


61 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:13 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: dandiegirl

Sorry to take so long to respond to your post. Storms here and internet down.

I have always thought Liz Cheney was Brilliant. She is the best of both her mom and her dad. When she has a seat on any forum, she always knocks it out of the park.

She would definitely be an asset in any President’s cabinet.

Sorry I missed her appearance on Greta.


62 posted on 03/02/2012 2:12:57 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Vendome

Amen.


63 posted on 03/02/2012 2:51:27 PM PST by IWONDR
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