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Gingrich Camp: Romney a 'Pavlovian' Liar
newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 05:10 PM | Martin Gould

Posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:55 AM PST by Red Steel

Mitt Romney resorts to lying every time he is cornered, two former congressmen who support his rival, Newt Gingrich, claim in a letter sent to influential newspapers in Super Tuesday states.

Former Reps. Bob Walker and J.C. Watts asked the papers to bear in mind 18 instances in which either Romney or his super PAC, Restore Our Future, have spouted what they call “falsehoods.”

“Governor Romney’s negative attack mentality, unfortunately, is a reflection of his own persona,” Watts and Walker say in the letter sent to leading newspapers in Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington state. All have primaries next Tuesday except Washington, which holds caucuses on Saturday.

“If you closely examine the record you will see that we are not discussing here lapses of memory. We are saying that the evidence is clear that Governor Romney has a near-Pavlovian reflex of lapsing into falsehoods in order to rearrange reality to his liking.

“The record shows that when publicly challenged or at a loss for an answer, Governor Romney shows a deeply engrained habit of mendacity.”

Walker, a 10-term congressman from Pennsylvania, is Gingrich’s national campaign chairman. Watts, who served four terms from Oklahoma, is a senior adviser. Both were in the House while Gingrich was speaker.

Walker told Newsmax that voters should be wary of voting for Romney because “how you campaign tends to be how you govern.”

“The public should be concerned about a candidate who is willing to engage in a sustained and systemic campaign of mendacity.”

Walker said the amount of money spent and lies told by the Romney campaign “undermines the entire electoral process.”

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But Walker said that bodes ill for the fall campaign against President Barack Obama if Romney is successful, because he feels Romney cannot sustain such negativity.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; hyperliarromney; liarromney; newspaperletter; newt; romneylies4romney; romneytheliar
The first two pages of a nine page letter to the newspapers.



Newt Gingrich Letter to Editor pg 1 of 9


Newt Gingrich Letter to Editor pg 2 of 9

1 posted on 02/29/2012 11:14:03 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Romney Dog !!!!

2 posted on 02/29/2012 11:16:29 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Red Steel

This is true, the man is a pathological liar, and a high ranking cult leader.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 11:18:11 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: taildragger

LOL! Islamic “Rage Boy” shows up at the most interesting moments!


4 posted on 02/29/2012 11:20:36 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Red Steel

Just as we’ve all said over and over, Romney is just like Obama. That means he’s a liar just like him too.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 11:21:57 AM PST by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: taildragger

He and his buddies almost qualify as a Monte Python sketch material! (Think Spanish Inquisition)


6 posted on 02/29/2012 11:21:57 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Red Steel; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...
Gingrich Camp: Romney a 'Pavlovian' Liar PING!

7 posted on 02/29/2012 11:22:52 AM 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
More excerpts of the 9 page letter to the newspapers. Pages 7, 8.


Newt Gingrich Letter to Editor pg 7 of 9

Newt Gingrich Letter to Editor pg 8 of 9

8 posted on 02/29/2012 11:25:57 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Jack Burton007
Because of each of their religions, they are raised to lie. It is ingrained in them for the sake of their FAITH, which then will overflow into other matters they do not want to tell the truth about.

Their books tell them how. You will notice that when one of the candidates gets to close to the truth, Romney craftly changes the subject or makes some sort of "well, we don't have to get mad" (funny,NOT) statement.

Their faiths train them to perfect that ability. Romney/Obama are past masters at it.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 11:33:47 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Red Steel
B T T T ! ! ! ©

10 posted on 02/29/2012 11:34:19 AM 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: Red Steel

Wonder if Santorum will thank him?

Or continue with his own false ads against Newt?


11 posted on 02/29/2012 11:36:05 AM 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: ansel12

Pavlovian Liar! What a great description of such a brainwashed man, conditioned to give the Marxist canned responses that he totally believes because of his warped upbringing.

Pavlov was a mentor of Lenin. For Lenin (and zero and Romney) it is all about the perceptions of the masses. The Big Lie is essential to repeat. Control the media and the images—you control what the masses “think”. Romney is a programmed robot.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 11:36:53 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Red Steel

I would suggest that Gingrich point out that Romney won Obama territory (Detroit) but not much else in Michigan yesterday. The congressional districts he won are 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14. Romney stands virtually zero chance of winning most of those in the fall.

http://migopprimary.com/map.asp


13 posted on 02/29/2012 11:37:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Steel

Romney’s positions and that of Newt’s are pretty well known.

One has acted them out and the other has not.

One is opportunist for the purpose of advancement, the other is a serious intellect and strategist whose performance in the past I very much agreed with.

In fact, I had to educate our new local host his 2nd day on the air. He made the unfortunate mistake of Praising Bill Clinton for Welfare Reform, the Balanced Budget and lowered taxes through capital gains tax cut.

Brian Sussman made an unfortunate mistake of trying to give Clinton credit on the one hand while demonstrating his errors on the other.

I called in and thanked him for deciding to become a full time talk jock but I wanted to correct his view about Clintons legacy. Not to be contrarian or take away from him or Bill Clinton but they were just plain wrong and I asked I might quickly demonstrate why Clinton deserved zero Credit and when I am through who really should get the credit, without insulting anyone.

So I quickly went through them:

Contract with America, who wrote it? Newt Gingrich was his reply.

That is correct.

Now to clear the record I’ll go through them in the order I think is most powerful:

Capital Gains tax cut-
Was thought of as a response to Clintons raising of taxes and as a tool to keep the investment community well, inevesting and spurring additional investment. That was a Contract with America initiative and a well thought out position by Newt.

There was some horse trading and Newt gave away something no one really cared about to get it and the economy kept going with the result being unemployment dropping from 7% to 4% in a few short years.

The host immediately got the idea, said he would probably rephrase his thought at the end and asked me to continue.

Balanced Budget -
Again, Newt gave Clinton some bases that were already on the secondary list, devised by Dick Cheney, as alternatives for closure. Clinton got a win for his anti-military wing, we gave away something we didn’t care about and got what we wanted.

Welfare Reform -
this was the end goal all along and with a new Republican majority Congress it easily passed the House only to have Clinton veto it.

No problem. The President has the bully pulpit but was embroiled in a few distractions at the time which made it possible for Newt, Dole and few others to take their case directly to the American people who were sick of welfare queens.

Clinton was made aware the American people and the Houses were very much in the majority and very excited about reforming welfare. Still, he vetoed it again and then tried to make the argument he was going to co-opt the argument and reshape welfare reform as he saw fit.

It became very apparent the American taxpayer had, had enough and so had the houses. The pressure became to much and Clinton relented with nary a change to the original welfare reform act.

While he took credit for welfare reform it was never his idea, never became a priority until politically forced.

This was a Newt idea and part of the Contract with America which he shepherded.

Mitt has done nothing like this and I can trust Newt to follow through on his positions.

Welfare Reform, the Balanced Budget and lowered taxes through capital gains tax cut.

Who has a record of performance on imperatives important to all Americans?

Who can perform like that?  Especially when they will have a super majority in Congress and a majority in the Senate?

 

Got Newt?


14 posted on 02/29/2012 11:42:15 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel
The only way Romney can win is to destroy his opponents.

He cannot win over people by his own ideas. Thanks for the article and the link.

15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:47:03 AM 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: Red Steel
Pavlovian liar

Does that mean he salivates when stage lights go up, the debate begins and the lies start??

16 posted on 02/29/2012 11:52:53 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: RatRipper

Yeah, that’s the way I understand it. Romney salivates when he’s about to lie.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 12:01:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: savagesusie
Pavlovian Liar! What a great description of such a brainwashed man

I wonder if this wasn't not a cryptic allusion to the LDS and its cultic conditioning of its followers. Only Newt would be clever enough to pull it off.

Go Newt!

18 posted on 02/29/2012 12:22:41 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: onyx

The problem is the Santorum camp isn’t going to be able to understand words this big.

They should have said Romney is a snob that makes them want to throw up, like, y’know, totally gross, seriously, I mean gag me with a silver spoon.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 12:29:19 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Maybe they mentioned Pavlov to remind people of Pavlov’s dog to remind people that Romney locked his dog in an “airtight” trunk on the top of his car on a road trip to Canada. Newt works in mysterious ways...


20 posted on 02/29/2012 12:39:26 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: onyx

Santorum did a great job of denying Romney delegates in Michigan last night.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 12:43:14 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: JediJones
Maybe they mentioned Pavlov to remind people of Pavlov’s dog to remind people that Romney locked his dog in an “airtight” trunk on the top of his car on a road trip to Canada. Newt works in mysterious ways...

LOL!!!

That too!

22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:44:02 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: JediJones

“The problem is the Santorum camp isn’t going to be able to understand words this big.”

Funniest line I’ve read in a quite a while!


23 posted on 02/29/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: All; Red Steel
From article:"We are saying that the evidence is clear that Governor Romney has a near-Pavlovian reflex of lapsing into falsehoods in order to rearrange reality to his liking."

I wish I had saved it or knew how to find it, but I recall several months back reading an article on Freerepublic where Romneys wife said something almost like that. Something to the effect that Mitt tells tales to the point where he believes them himself.

Does anyone else remember that article?

24 posted on 02/29/2012 2:51:23 PM PST by Spunky
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To: onyx

Read my post here at #24 and tell me if you recall having read that article?


25 posted on 02/29/2012 2:57:40 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Spunky; DJ MacWoW; trisham; hoosiermama

Now I wish I read more Romney articles! DJ reads a lot and she has such an excellent memory for facts and references exactly like that. If she read it, she will definitely remember! trisham and hoosiermama, too.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 3:07:43 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: JediJones

OH my goodness!

ROTFLMYmccainOFF!!!


27 posted on 02/29/2012 3:11:45 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: trappedincanuckistan

That was my one and only state and night for Santorum. Short lived.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 3:13:42 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

Let’s hope that Newt isn’t holding his breath.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 3:24:12 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Spunky
I didn't find the article you were looking for, but Uncyclopedia on Romney is funny.
30 posted on 02/29/2012 3:28:46 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: onyx

It’s over. On to Super Newtsday!


31 posted on 02/29/2012 3:31:20 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Spunky; onyx; DJ MacWoW

I’ve been searching for the article, but I can’t find anything. I hope that DJ has a better outcome.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 3:42:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; onyx; Spunky
I don't remember reading that. But I DO remember this. The last few paragraphs are scary.

The Romney Economy

33 posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:05 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
"The last few paragraphs are scary."

Yes they are.

34 posted on 02/29/2012 10:09:40 PM PST by Spunky
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To: DJ MacWoW
I don't remember reading that. But I DO remember this. The last few paragraphs are scary.

The Romney Economy

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Yes, the last few paragraphs are chilling. What does Romney care about? Money and power.

35 posted on 03/01/2012 6:17:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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