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Newt Gingrich: Romney backers trying to 'brainwash' voters
ChiTribune ^ | 2-29-12 | Finnegan

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum
"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."

Go get him Newt!

Newt Skywalker will rise again.

1 posted on 02/29/2012 7:33:05 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Of course. Romney = Obama.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 7:36:40 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

I need to know something, and can’t find the answer...does Santorum endorse unions? Does he believe in “right to work?”


3 posted on 02/29/2012 7:43:18 PM PST by native texan (Hard work, faith, thrift and one more word..."honesty")
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To: VinL
It's fundamentally immoral to redistribute wealth to individuals or crony capitalist corporations. Why in the world would I want to trade President Obama, a man who channels billions upon billions to his special interests, for Mitt Romney, a guy who simply wants to redirect the flow to his pals? A reasonable case could be made that it might be cheaper to keep the Obama parasites we have rather than exchange them for a new crop. What we need is a game changer, and Mitt Romney is not it. Go Newt!
4 posted on 02/29/2012 7:47:04 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: VinL

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 Obama’s fourth-largest donor to the Obama campaign in the 2008 cycle, contributing some $814,540 according to FEC records

Google’s anti-Santorum bias


5 posted on 02/29/2012 7:55:48 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: CitizenUSA

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.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 7:57:55 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: native texan

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.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 8:00:24 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 8:09:21 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Linda Frances

It is the same with Newt Gingrich also.

Google is no friend to non-Marxists.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 8:09:55 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: VinL

He’s right, how do you explain so called “Tea partiers” and “conservatives” back Mitt Romney in MI?


10 posted on 02/29/2012 8:10:36 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: native texan

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.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 8:12:24 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: VinL

“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.”


12 posted on 02/29/2012 8:17:49 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RC one
he apparently thinks that felons should be able to vote. I personally find that a bit disturbing and unconservative.

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.

13 posted on 02/29/2012 8:19:20 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: RitaOK

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).


14 posted on 02/29/2012 8:20:00 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: native texan

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.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 8:21:40 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: CitizenUSA

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.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 8:22:24 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: RC one

“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”

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.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 8:25:30 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: trappedincanuckistan

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.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 8:32:32 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: VinL

Interesting choice of words, since Romney’s daddy famously said he was “brainwashed” into supporting the War in Vietnam.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 8:35:37 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: RitaOK

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.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 8:37:02 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RitaOK

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.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:06 PM PST by native texan (Hard work, faith, thrift and one more word..."honesty")
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To: trappedincanuckistan

In Michigan. Man my brain is fried tonight.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 8:48:57 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL
When I hear Mitt say the others use False and misleading statements about him, it makes me want to puke.

Mitt in this campaign is the FATHER OF LIES, he owns that trademark and he spent millions to earn the title.

Sic em NEWT.

23 posted on 02/29/2012 8:58:09 PM PST by annieokie
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To: trappedincanuckistan

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!


24 posted on 02/29/2012 9:04:45 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

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.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 9:10:53 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Got it! :)

Rita


26 posted on 02/29/2012 9:14:19 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: VinL
I recall when this was happening. I have family who works at FedEx. Very disturbing that Santorum would align with Ted Kennedy. Newt is right to bring this up so the voters know the record. I hope Newt can stop Santorum because of his ties to the unions. Rick's big government ideas are not the way for us to go again.
27 posted on 02/29/2012 10:12:35 PM 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: Linda Frances

“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.

Sick.

It’s deliberate.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 10:12:35 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Christie at the beach

Rick should come out for indexing the minimum wage for inflation. That way he wouldn’t have to vote to increase it so much.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 10:20:53 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
->>Just to help Rick win because they think he`s easier for Obama to beat.

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.

30 posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:11 PM 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: VinL

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!!
Newt=$2.00 gallon.
http://www.newt.org/


31 posted on 02/29/2012 10:24:53 PM PST by butkis51
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To: butkis51
I love listening to his conference calls.

Those calls are so informative as well as inspiring.

32 posted on 02/29/2012 10:31:18 PM 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: native texan

Rick was rate very badly over and over by the union associations, fwiw.

But I think he appeals to the working man.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 1:10:32 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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was/is *rated, that is.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 1:12:52 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Christie at the beach

See #33-34


35 posted on 03/01/2012 1:13:58 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RitaOK

See #33-34 ..Union leader thugs HATE Rick’s guts even more than you do. If that’s possible ( ~ ;

Google Rick’s union ratings.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 1:18:36 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Einstein,

LOL!

GIYF.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 1:19:53 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Christie at the beach
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

And, as usual, the leftists are misguided. They think that the social issues (abortion, gay marriage, etc.) are winning issues for them because they and everyone they know support those things. They can't imagine anyone NOT being turned off by a candidate espousing traditional values.

The truth is that when social issues are "in play," the GOP actually does better. Every time we run a "moderate" candidate who takes social issues off the table (e.g., Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain), we lose. George H.W. Bush won when social issues were a major part of the 1988 race (e.g., the Pledge of Allegiance controversy, Willie Horton, Dukakis' ACLU connections and the death-penalty debate question?). Clinton and Perot made 1992 all about the economy, and we lost.
38 posted on 03/01/2012 1:49:37 AM PST by irishjuggler
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To: CainConservative

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.


39 posted on 03/01/2012 2:03:23 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CainConservative

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.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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