Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: Romney backers trying to 'brainwash' voters
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:32:58 PM PST by VinL
With his presidential candidacy newly invigorated by donations from a casino billionaire, Newt Gingrich accused Mitt Romney's Wall Street supporters on Wednesday of trying to "brainwash" voters into backing the former Massachusetts governor.
"It's just Wall Street pouring money in to try to buy the election," Gingrich told a few hundred supporters Wednesday evening at a rally here in northern Georgia.
"In fact, I think eight of his top 10 sources are people who got money out of the U.S. taxpayer. So in a sense, the next time you see a negative ad, you're watching your money come back to brainwash you on behalf of the people that took your money in order to stay rich."nomination....
Gingrich's use of the word "brainwash" carries special resonance for Romney. In 1967, his father, George Romney damaged his campaign for president by saying that on a visit to Vietnam, he had undergone a "brainwashing" by U.S. officials about the war there.
Responding to Gingrich's remarks, Mitt Romney's spokesman Ryan Williams said, "When typical Washington politicians like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich get desperate, they resort to false and dishonest attacks like these."
Gingrich went after Santorum, too, at the Gainesville rally.
"We have two fine candidates who aren't visionaries," he said of both Romney and Santorum. "One of them runs around saying he's a manager. And the other goes around saying he's essentially a very fine traditional big-government union conservative, who voted against right-to-work, and voted for every single minimum-wage increase the unions wanted. But neither of them offers bold changes."
Santorum's campaign had no immediate comment.
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Go get him Newt!
Newt Skywalker will rise again.
Of course. Romney = Obama.
I need to know something, and can’t find the answer...does Santorum endorse unions? Does he believe in “right to work?”
Romney is .....A...
Is Google Targeting Rick Santorum?
David A. Patten 2/26/12 NewsMax
Type the word “Santorum” in Google and you won’t find his campaign website or other positive, useful information about him in the first, second or even third entries
In fact, almost every entry on the all-important first page of “Santorum” results the one most users see is laden with nasty, sometimes vulgar attacks
Google hired former Rep. Susan Molinari, R-NY, a staunch Romney supporter, to head its lobbying
Is Google at war with Rick Santorum?
Google employees and executives were collectively Obamas fourth-largest donor to the Obama campaign in the 2008 cycle, contributing some $814,540 according to FEC records
Google’s anti-Santorum bias
We need a candidate with fire in the belly. We need a candidate who inspires people and is a true leader.
We do not need another President who reads a teleprompter in a pompous
arrogant tone, in front of a bunch of hand picked stooges, clapping without reason.
Santorum has a number of disturbing votes on behalf of unions, one that would have forced Fed Ex to unionize and then many others supporting minimum wage increases.
In his 2006 campaign, he used his support for increased minimum wage as a positive point. He also backed legislation that would force companies to continue to pay for benefits for laid off workers.
As Republicans go, he’s very pro union. Very moderate outside of the social issues in a lot of ways in fact.
he apparently thinks that felons should be able to vote. I personally find that a bit disturbing and unconservative. We don’t need child molesters and drug dealers holding sway over our legislative bodies.
It is the same with Newt Gingrich also.
Google is no friend to non-Marxists.
He’s right, how do you explain so called “Tea partiers” and “conservatives” back Mitt Romney in MI?
Santorum voted against, Right to Work.
Santorum voted for benefits to the Union.
Someone had a nice long list of Santorum’s anti-conservative legislation on FR, but I can not remember who produced it for us.
“Santorum’s campaign had no immediate comment.”
He’s probably still out “throwing up” because of the JFK speech he listened to.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
This might come as a shock to you but felons can already vote in all 50 states.
In some they must have served their time, including paroles but not all. In two states, incarcerated felons are allowed to vote.
The Democrats that crossed over in Michigan weren’t Reagan Democrats they were hardcore left wingers led by people like Joe DiSano (Democrat strategist) and Tony Trupiano (”progressive” talk radio host).
BTW, Santorum voted against FedEx who was under pressure to unionize.
Along the way to the final bill, Santorum voted with Ted Kennedy and Arlen Specter against FedEx, which advantaged the union position.
However, when the bill was finished he finally voted for the bill.
But can you imagine? All this friendly footsie with the union, an operation that forever was at least half communist and now half Marxists.
Rick is a player for Rick, and though the union does not support him, it sure isn’t because he didn’t try to pander to them.
Friend, you can’t say that!!! Rush Romney, and many “capitalists” on the Board, will say you’re attacking from the left.
But, I’m with you.
“he apparently thinks that felons should be able to vote. I personally find that a bit disturbing and unconservative. We dont need child molesters and drug dealers holding sway over our legislative bodies”
I remember when Santorum was using that as a positive point against Romney in one of the debates. I’m surprised he still surged after that.
Sorry, what do you mean? These guys crossed over to do what? To vote against FedEX along with Santorum? Is that what you are saying? I am very fuzzy why Santorum did that or what excuses he will now offer for doing it.
I did know this would come up if Santorum ever became much of a factor. It is time. His habit is always to blame someone else.
Interesting choice of words, since Romney’s daddy famously said he was “brainwashed” into supporting the War in Vietnam.
Sorry I wasn`t being clear. Democrat strategists and other assorted left wingers were encouraging hardline unionists to cross over to vote for Rick because they think that Obama can beat him more easily in the fall.
Well,thank you, everyone who answered me!! I had a brief..I mean brief..thought about selection between Rick and Mitt and thought Rick would be better...but this seals it..I am for Newt, even if he is pulling in the tail end by the time he gets to Texas! My vote will not go to the others, regardless.
In Michigan. Man my brain is fried tonight.
Mitt in this campaign is the FATHER OF LIES, he owns that trademark and he spent millions to earn the title.
Sic em NEWT.
Actually, you were clear. I just had a brain freeze and replaced into your post Pennsylvania in the place of Michigan. I was still stuck on Santorum’s union votes as Pennsylvania senator and had Pennsylvania on my mind.
But, yes, I am curious how many democrats actually did the deed and crossed over in MI.
I have done that before in an open primary, but guess what! You have to do more than simply cross over and vote in an open primary. You have to be elected or accepted as a delegate that evening in your precinct meeting. You have to get to the county convention as a delegate from your precinct, before you can actually influence a delegate count, for a presidential nominee.
I am thinking only the crazies go that far. Like me. LOL!
Yes, I went as a Democrat delegate to county to help influence the delegate count in the ‘08 election. Me! A radical conservative!
About 10% were Democrats. Their intention wasn`t to become delegates. Just to help Rick win because they think he`s easier for Obama to beat.
Got it! :)
“In fact, almost every entry on the all-important first page of Santorum results the one most users see is laden with nasty, sometimes vulgar attacks”
None of the “Urban Dictionary” results were on google a few weeks ago.
Tht’s the FIRST HIT you get on google.
Rick should come out for indexing the minimum wage for inflation. That way he wouldn’t have to vote to increase it so much.
You are so right. In reading the radical left wingers blogs and sites, they are celebrating to go up against Rick. They hope by doing so, to keep the focus on social issues. They are the most despicable people on the web. It is very difficult to read the words in which these far off progressives post about Rick, Newt, Palin or any other conservative which will take issues to their radical social engineering agenda.
I was lucky enough to listen in on a conference call with Newt and his communicatins director. NOBODY, has a better pro-jobs, pro-energy, conservative msg than Newt!!
Those calls are so informative as well as inspiring.
Rick was rate very badly over and over by the union associations, fwiw.
But I think he appeals to the working man.
was/is *rated, that is.
See #33-34 ..Union leader thugs HATE Rick’s guts even more than you do. If that’s possible ( ~ ;
Google Rick’s union ratings.
Newt was making a veiled reference to the “brainwashed” line that sunk the career of Romney’s fathers political career.
I don’t expect someone like you to understand. You understand so little.
Thanks a lot, CC. I wish you would say that to someone with clout around here to their face.
I don’t like it very much.
I already made your point. The union does not support Ricky, BUT IT ISN’T FOR HIS LACK OF TRYING.
Yes, candidates do and say some stupid things in their career. Rick is just far better at it than most.
Newt, IN OFFICE, is unmatched for conservative cred.