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Newt Gingrich - the only candidate to save our wallets and our economy
The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | March 5, 2012 | Nathan Deal is governor of the state of Georgia.

Posted on 03/05/2012 6:56:08 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

As concerned Georgians watch gas prices rise throughout the state, I recall a scene from the past and the farsighted words of a fellow Georgian. Long before prices at the pump hit $3.65 in Georgia and well over $4 in many states, it was Newt Gingrich who coined the phrase “Drill here, Drill now, Pay less.”

Time has proven that those who ignored his message as prices soared in 2008 did so at the peril of every American filling their tank to get to work or to get a child to the ball field. Speaker Gingrich understood the energy challenge we face. He understood that dependence on foreign supply undercuts America’s national security, that high energy prices pinch consumers and strangle our economy, that we have effectively hamstrung an American energy industry that would otherwise serve as a growing source of investment and jobs.

Having worked alongside Gingrich for years, I came to know him not only as an “ideas guy,” a visionary and a leader with a knack for understanding the big picture and how government policies affect the everyday lives of Americans.

That type of vision is rare, but frankly it often comes paired with a pie-in-the-sky idealism that renders the good ideas of little practical use. On this score Gingrich has again proved the exception to the rule. While speaker, he spearheaded generational welfare reform and worked across the aisle to have those transformative changes passed into law, even in the face of two vetoes from the desk of then-President Clinton. The welfare reform of 1996 symbolizes his rare ability and perseverance. Perhaps more to the point, it illustrates his ability to take an idea and transform it into reality.

Beyond that track record, Speaker Gingrich has a forward-looking plan for our nation that will restore our global competitiveness. His conservative ideals would foster the pro-growth environment this country needs to stimulate real, sustained job growth throughout the private sector. From regulatory reform to tax reform, he understands what is needed to unleash the entrepreneurial spirits that have propelled this nation’s economy since its inception.

Speaker Gingrich shares none of the Keynesian sentiment that posits economic growth depends upon federal bailouts and stimulus. Quite the opposite, his call for a balanced budget at the federal level — the same thing I’ve delivered two out of two times here at the state level — will usher in a long overdue era of fiscal adulthood in Washington.

As Georgia conservatives, we owe Newt Gingrich — who in 1994 led the Republican Party to victory for the first time in 40 years — a debt of gratitude. Without this man giving voice to the practical conservatism the majority of Georgians now hold dear, the Republican Party in our state would not be where it is today.

Having witnessed his passion and work firsthand, I know that Newt Gingrich wins people over, not simply because his ideas are smart, but because his ideas pass the common sense test. His vision for this country rings true. He understands the challenges Georgians face. He understands how policy affects everyday life. He understands what this country needs to fire up the jobs engine again. And I believe his deep and unshakable faith in the greatness of America provides just the right fuel to power those reforms and to draw in others so that, together, we can create the bright future for our nation we all desire.

On Super Tuesday, Georgia is the biggest state to hold a primary, and as such, our 76 delegates are the day’s biggest prize. I encourage you to join me in casting your vote for one of our own, Newt Gingrich, and give our favorite son a resounding victory.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; gagopprimary; gingrich2012; supertuesday
AJC: "New poll has Newt Gingrich near 50 percent"

"Following on the heels of a weekend AJC poll, Public Policy Polling of North Carolina is out with yet another survey that shows GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich creeping toward the 50 percent mark in Georgia.

The PPP bottom line:

– Gingrich, 47 percent;

– Mitt Romney, 24 percent;

– Rick Santorum, 19 percent;

– Ron Paul, 8 percent;

The 50 percent mark is a significant one. As far as 34 statewide delegates go, distribution would still be proportional. But even if Gingrich finishes in the mid-40 percentile on Tuesday, that means he’d probably clear 50 percent in some congressional districts. And that’s where the winner-takes-all rule, with 42 delegates at stake, does apply."...... More

1 posted on 03/05/2012 6:56:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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UNLIKE Rick and Mitt, Newt Gingrich didn't sit on his laurels complaining about the liberal political landscape of his state. Newt CHANGED the political landscape in GA (as he did in Washington), brought Democrats into the party, rallied people to get involved in politics -- all by pushing conservatism.

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"ATLANTA — It wasn't so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.

Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.

Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. He's also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.

"Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner," said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. "On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing you've ever heard.".....................In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base

2 posted on 03/05/2012 6:57:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bumpity BUMP!


3 posted on 03/05/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I stand with Newt!


4 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:14 AM PST by rightly_dividing (You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My vote goes to Newt tomorrow, along with two of my sons, and wives. We, as well as others have been pushing Newt for some time around here. I hope it pays off, because Ohio is a rallying cry for him!


5 posted on 03/05/2012 7:07:05 AM PST by Jaidyn
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To: Jaidyn

because Ohio is a rallying cry for him!

What are you talking about? Newt will finish fourth in Ohio. It is either Romney or Santorum for Ohio and that is it. Pick your poison. You can vote for Newt in one state and that is Georgia and that is it. Anything else is a vote for Romney.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 7:11:08 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is no such thing as U.S. oil, unless you want to nationalize it. The slogan has to be “Drill Here, Drill Now, Outbid the Rest of the World on the Open Market”.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 7:14:59 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NEWT HERE NEWT NOW PAY LESS!!

It’s ALL about the oil, stupid.

Security is about the oil.
Jobs are about the oil.
The economy is about the oil.
The deficit is about the oil.
Freedom is about the oil.

Even the social issues are about the oil, because if we don’t have the oil, we don’t have the time, the money , the freedom to go talk about our social issues.

NEWT HERE NEWT NOW PAY LESS.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 7:17:01 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: rightly_dividing
"I stand with Newt!"

So do I, in fact I already voted for him here in Florida, so there is nothing more I can do. Thanks to Barock I am BROKE so I can't send him any money.
I am also a realist I live in REALVILLE. Unless NOOT pulls another one from the hat tomorrow, he is toast.
I will vote for Mittens if he is our nominee. We simply can't take another 4 with ZERO at the helm. . . .

9 posted on 03/05/2012 7:20:41 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Somewhere on the Internet - someone posted that Gingrich was a progressive...my searching has not really found anything to support this...beyond unconfirmed and unverified websites...

IS this true?

Or is it an attempt to slant a very viable candidate that would turn the US back into a traditional and patriotic nation again?

What say you?


10 posted on 03/05/2012 7:27:32 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Jaidyn

Good.

GO NEWT GO......

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


11 posted on 03/05/2012 7:44:02 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: BCW
Somewhere on the Internet - someone posted that Gingrich was a progressive..

There is a lot of stuff on the Internet. Newt is NOT a progressive. He's pushed the conservative movement.

12 posted on 03/05/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Jaidyn

At this time, Rick is the only conservative who can beat Willard the Lib.

So Earth to Newtonians in Ohio: What are you doing besides handing the nomination to Willard on a silver platter, my friends?

All Latest Polls

Monday, March 05

Ohio Republican Presidential Primary Quinnipiac Romney 34, Santorum 31, Gingrich 15

Ohio Republican Presidential Primary PPP (D) Romney 37, Santorum 36, Gingrich 15

Ohio Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 31, Santorum 32, Gingrich 13


13 posted on 03/05/2012 7:53:51 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Gator113

You could use a math class.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 7:55:09 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Gator113; All

FWIW..

March 5, 2012: Raleigh, N.C. – The news is good for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and bad for Rick Santorum in PPP’s final polls of the three biggest Super Tuesday states.

In Ohio Romney leads with 37% to 36% for Santorum, 15% for Gingrich, and 11% for Ron Paul.

In Tennessee Santorum leads with 34% to 29% for Romney, 27% for Gingrich, and 8% for Paul.

In Georgia Gingrich leads with 47% to 24% for Romney, 19% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_SuperTuesday_305.pdf


15 posted on 03/05/2012 7:58:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: CainConservative

Ohio Republican Presidential Primary PPP (D) Romney 37, Santorum 36, Gingrich 15

-In Ohio late deciding voters are breaking toward Romney. He leads Santorum 40-28 with those who have made up their minds in the last few days or the last week. He’s also going into election day with the lead. He’s up 41-34 on Santorum with those who have already voted- that cushion from early voters helped put him over the top in Michigan last week.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_SuperTuesday_305.pdf


16 posted on 03/05/2012 8:02:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's pushed the conservative movement.

Right along with AGW.

17 posted on 03/05/2012 8:02:59 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Right along with AGW.

Newt is for rolling back regulations, the EPA and exploiting U.S. energy resources to become energy independent.

18 posted on 03/05/2012 8:05:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: CainConservative

2 + 2 = 4

NEWT = $2.50 a gallon GAS


19 posted on 03/05/2012 8:08:51 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Golly if the Rick would drop out in GA Newt would be over 50% and get all the delegates freezing Mitt out. Oops sorry I forgot that only works when Rick might benefit. I haven’t heard any calls for Santorum to stand down in GA. In fact I read somewhere that he was going full bore after the GA vote.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 8:09:26 AM PST by redangus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mmmhmm. Now, anyway.


21 posted on 03/05/2012 8:09:54 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: CainConservative

——Ohio Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 31, Santorum 32, Gingrich 13-——

I’m praying that Rick takes Ohio and TN.

Otherwise, I’m afraid that the race is over for conservatives (Rick and Newt).


22 posted on 03/05/2012 8:16:17 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: CainConservative; All

2 + 2 = 4 ; NEWT = $2.50 a gallon GAS ; 2 + 2 = 4


23 posted on 03/05/2012 8:28:36 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: redangus

http://www.batangastoday.com/2-50-gas-plan-newt-gingrich-ad-blames-president-obama-for-rising-gas-prices-video/20942/


24 posted on 03/05/2012 8:31:24 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: CainConservative

I’ve seen the math. I stand with Newt.

GO NEWT GO....

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


25 posted on 03/05/2012 8:31:33 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: A. Morgan

Great response!! ;>)

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


26 posted on 03/05/2012 8:36:41 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: rightly_dividing

Me too.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 10:37:12 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: napscoordinator

Attention all Santorum supporters:

If you do not vote for Newt, you will succeed in electing Romney as the republican standard-bearer.

I think Rick is a young man with a bright future.

But, you are kidding yourselves if you think Santaroum, even if a miracle happened, became the repub nominee, and another miracle happened and was elected, would be capable of leading the changes required to change the trajectory of the national debt the 180 degrees we need NOW to prevent economic collapse. Where are his detailed plans for change and implementation of those changes? Where is the experience and track record of going against the MSM and liberal progressives to implement radical changes?

Your only consolation is that Romney would be even worse in changing our trajectory than Santorum.

Newt has the plans, the experience, the perseverance, and the communications skills to excite the conservative base, win over independents, and implement radical changes once elected.

For the love of our nation, let’s elect a republican candidate with the pedigree to implement a return to conservative ideals and constitutional government. Let’s elect someone who will put into place policies that will allow us to demonstrate once again the power of free markets and free people to all the world.

For once, since Reagan, let’s elect a republican candidate whose policies we can enthusiatically support, instead of holding our noses and voting for the lesser of two evils. Go to Newt.org to read his policy positions if you doubt this. All conservatives will agree with Newt’s positions, and 80% of Independents will also.

Is Newt a saint? No. And none of us are either. Has he made mistakes? Yes. However, he is the ONLY candidate that has acknowledged past mistakes. That is no small thing in the ego driven world of political candidates, and demonstrates honesty, in my opinion.

Let’s elect someone that can get the job done, that has demonstrated the Christian humility to publicly acknowledge his failings, and asked for forgiveness from the only one who matters, our Lord & Savior.

Go Newt!


28 posted on 03/05/2012 2:50:45 PM PST by Optimus Maximus (The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it -L von Mises)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

29 posted on 03/06/2012 1:20:23 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: BCW

He’d have to be the most incompetent progressive of all time. What progressive do you know who became Speaker of the House for 4 years and did nothing but pass conservative legislation and fight with a liberal president? Nancy Pelosi was the progressive Speaker of the House, not Newt.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 1:22:49 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones

Newt certainly has a lot of hair! And it was going gray back then.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 1:23:12 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Go Newt!!!!

32 posted on 03/06/2012 1:46:21 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: JediJones

Yeah - when I read that - I was like - WTF? -— I don’t get it...then I realized the slander - the blackmail - the whole process the left tries to do - to bring down what they see as a threat - so they call them the same thing they are...

just checking — I would like to see Newt get in - I think he would be close to Reagan - and Reagan is something we need REALLY BAD right now....things are way out of control at this point...we can’t do another 4 yrs of the this O Regime!


33 posted on 03/07/2012 6:26:39 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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