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Gingrich sticks to script despite tough odds in Saturday’s Louisiana primary
Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 03/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

NEW ORLEANS--It was less a campaign speech and more a general studies lecture.

Standing against the backdrop of a chalkboard and two massive charts featuring the periodic table, Newt Gingrich spent his final campaign event ahead of Saturday's Louisiana primary addressing a classroom full of Tulane University students.

For nearly 45 minutes, the former House speaker talked at length about an array of somewhat unexpected subjects, including the Wright Brothers feud with the Smithsonian over the birth of modern aviation—an analogy he made to highlight private enterprise versus over-the-top government spending. He described himself as a "dreamer" and defended his efforts to champion future space exploration.

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It was not until the end of his remarks that Gingrich made his first and only mention of Louisiana's primary. "The point of my campaign is that big ideas matter. Talking about things is worth it," the ex-speaker declared. "I need your help tomorrow."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: evangelicalsvstp; gingrich; ideasvsideology; louisiana; newt; newt4teaparty; newtgingrich; teaparty4newt; vision
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1 posted on 03/24/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vote Newt!


2 posted on 03/24/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He got my vote. Although it was a toss up.

Vote for Newt, for what's right, or vote Santaclaus to spank Mittens.

3 posted on 03/24/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


4 posted on 03/24/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would probably be a good time for Newt to try something new and different about now.

Just saying.


5 posted on 03/24/2012 12:43:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The republican Party and a good number of republicans do not want a conservative president..
-OR- a president that would disassemble the federal givernment back to manageable levels..

The republican party and most republicans have no problem with the Unions running both parties..
Willard and Santo and probably Ron(covertly) are Union stooges..

Could be the republican party (and most republicans) are as corrupt as the federal givernment is..
Would explain a lot.. like how a liberal rino took Juan McLaims place to loose another election..


6 posted on 03/24/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: GeronL

Your boy ain’t exactly on track to win Tampa, now is he?


7 posted on 03/24/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I made the mistake of reading some of the comments on the article. I have never read such hateful, vitriolic, nasty things! Who are these people? Ron Paul or Romney supporters?


8 posted on 03/24/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt is who we need, Rick is not.

For the good of the country, Santorum needs to drop out and give his delegates to Newt.


9 posted on 03/24/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I quote from my now signed copy of To Renew America:

"It is impossible to know which of these tendencies--our great strengths or our great weaknesses--will prevail. Will historians record America as a meteor that emerged as a world power in the twentieth century, then found itself unable to solve its own internal problems and rapidly declined into a regional power? Or will they remember America as the center of freedom that, having defeated its foreign enemies, found the moral and political courage to revitalize its civilization and lead the human race to even greater levels of freedom, prosperity, and security? It is impossible to know today which story will be told to our descendants. . . If we fail to reform, the consequences will be incalculable . . . Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, and Somalia will all be harbingers of the future."

Newt knows the stakes and knows what it will take to revitalize America. The rest of the field are just run-of-the-mill politicians taking advantage of a vulnerable and failed sitting president.

10 posted on 03/24/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: hosepipe
The republican Party and a good number of republicans do not want a conservative president.. -OR- a president that would disassemble the federal givernment back to manageable levels..

Then we need to replace the Republican Party. Let the RINOs rule over an empty husk.

11 posted on 03/24/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Is there a difference?

Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2850000/posts

Campaign for Ron Paul Fingered: Attacking Gingrich & Santorum for Romney
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2849984/posts


12 posted on 03/24/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; The Cajun

GO NEWT!


13 posted on 03/24/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is said that President Ronald Reagan passed the torch of freedom to Newt.

I think Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill passed a torch too:


14 posted on 03/24/2012 1:30:37 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Then we need to replace the Republican Party. Let the RINOs rule over an empty husk.

Same thing we hear every election cycle and it's not going to happen. There is already a 3rd party, the Constitution Party, with a platform that should appeal to many disaffected conservatives who want to abandon the Republican Party.

The Constitution Party's stated goals:

The party's goal as stated in its own words is "to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations." [4] The party puts a large focus on immigration, calling for stricter penalties towards illegal immigrants and a moratorium on legal immigration until all federal subsidies to immigrants are discontinued

The problem is the great bulk of people are never going to support a 3rd party because it ends up being a wasted vote. No matter how much people scream, wail and cry about it, we live in a 2 party system because our elections do not allow for coalition building government.

Our opportunity to really make a difference is in the GOP primary, and unfortunately, not enough people agree with us on which direction the party should go. Forming a new party is not going to make those people agree with us any more than they do now - and the vast majority who suggest they'd be willing to vote for such a thing would end up right back voting for the GOP candidate because he/she is the only one with a chance to actually beat the Democrat competitor.

The 3rd party thing is a fantasy. There is a reason even a gadfly like Ron Paul gave up on the Libertarian Party and is using the GOP label. Conservatives simply have to put forward excellent, charismatic candidates to defeat the always cautious, milquetoast establishment. We didn't do that this time around, and the last time we did was with Ronald Reagan.

15 posted on 03/24/2012 1:31:15 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nancy would be proud to have as beautiful a woman following in her footsteps as First Lady:


16 posted on 03/24/2012 1:40:54 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

G”ingrich is not pulling his weightm , and he is hurting Santorum. Santorum deserves your vote if you want to return to america’s roots:

David Barton - 02/29/2012

America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions.

Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.

1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” 1

February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6

November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 7

January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8

February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9

April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10

August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11

November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12

November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13

December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14

January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15

February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16
2. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America). 18

September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 19

September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 20

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 21

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans. 22

February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 23

February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 24

February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

3. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 26

January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 27

March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 28

March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 30

May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31 He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 32

May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 33

July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 34

September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 35

July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 36

August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 37

September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 38

February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 39

March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 40

July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 41

September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 42

October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 43
4. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 44

April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 45

April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 46

August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 47

August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 48

2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 49

October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 50

February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do. 52

Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history. The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president.


Endnotes

1. Sarah Pulliam Baily, “Obama: ‘They cling to guns or religion’,” Christianity Today, April 13, 2008. (Return)

2. Aliza Marcus, “Obama to Lift ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers,” Bloomberg, February 27, 2009; Sarah Pulliam Baily, “Obama Admin. Changes Bush ‘Conscience’ Rule for Health Workers,” Christianity Today, February 18, 2011. (Return)

3. Jim Lovino, “Jesus Missing From Obama’s Georgetown Speech,” NBC Washington, April 17, 2009. (Return)

4. Johanna Neuman, “Obama end Bush-era National Prayer Day Service at White House,” Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2009. (Return)

5. Chris McGreal, “Vatican vetoes Barack Obama’s nominees for U.S. Ambassador,” The Guardian, April 14, 2009. (Return)

6. Meredith Jessup, “Obama Continues to Omit ‘Creator’ From Declaration of Independence,” The Blaze, October 19, 2010. (Return)

7. “Remarks by the President at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia,” The White House, November 10, 2010. (Return)

8. LadyImpactOhio, “ Feds sued by Veterans to allow stolen Mojave Desert Cross to be rebuilt,” Red State, January 14, 2011. (Return)

9. Marrianne Medlin, “Amid criticism, President Obama moves to fill vacant religious ambassador post,” Catholic News Agency, February 9, 2011; Thomas F. Farr, “Undefender of the Faith,” Foreign Policy, April 5, 2012. (Return)

10. Chris Johnson, “ENDA passage effort renewed with Senate introduction,” Washington Blade, April 15, 2011. (Return)

11. Chuck Donovan, “HHS’s New Health Guidelines Trample on Conscience,” Heritage Foundation, August 2, 2011. (Return)

12. Todd Starns, “Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial,” Fox News, November 4, 2011. (Return)

13. Joel Siegel, “Obama Omits God From Thanksgiving Speech, Riles Critics,” ABC News, November 25, 2011. (Return)

14. Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day,” U.S. Department of State, December 6, 2011. (Return)

15. Ted Olson, “Church Wins Firing Case at Supreme Court,” Christianity Today, January 11, 2012. (Return)

16. Audrey Hudson, “Obama administration religious service for student loan forgiveness,” Human Events, February 15, 2012. (Return)

17. “Houston Veterans Claim Censorship of Prayers, Including Ban of ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’,” Fox News, June 29, 2011. (Return)

18. Jason Ukman, “Air Force suspends ethics course that used Bible passages that train missle launch officers,” Washington Post, August 2, 2011. (Return)

19. “Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion,” Department of the Air Force, September 1, 2011. (Return)

20. “Wounded, Ill, and Injured Partners in Care Guidelines,” Department of the Navy (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

21. “Air Force Academy Backs Away from Christmas Charity,” Fox News Radio, November 4, 2011. (Return)

22. Jenny Dean, “Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans,” Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2011. (Return)

23. Ken Blackwell, “Gen. Boykin Blocked At West Point,” cnsnews.com, February 1, 2012. (Return)

24. Geoff Herbert, “ Air Force unit removes ‘God’ from logo; lawmakers warn of ‘dangerous precedent’,” syracuse.com, February 9, 2012. (Return)

25. Todd Starnes, “Army Silences Catholic Chaplains,” Fox News Radio, February 6, 2012. (Return)

26. Jeff Mason and Deborah Charles, “Obama lifts restrictions on abortion funding,” Reuters, January 23, 2009. (Return)

27. “Obama pick: Taxpayers must fund abortions,” World Net Daily, January 27, 2009. (Return)

28. Steven Ertelt, “Pro-Life Groups Left Off Obama’s Health Care Summit List, Abortion Advocates OK,” LifeNews, March 5, 2009. (Return)

29. “ Obama Signs Order Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Funding,” Fox News, March 9, 2009. (Return)

30. Steven Ertelt, “ Obama Administration Announces $50 Million for Pro-Forced Abortion UNFPA,” LifeNews, March 26, 2009; Steven Ertelt, “President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation,” LifeNews, February 11, 2012. (Return)

31. Steven Ertelt, “Barack Obama’s Federal Budget Eliminates Funding for Abstinence-Only Education,” LifeNews, May 8, 2009. (Return)

32. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Budget Funds Sex Ed Over Abstinence on 16-1 Margin,” LifeNews, February 14, 2011. (Return)

33. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Admin Terrorism Dictionary Calls Pro-Life Advocates Violent, Racist,” LifeNews, May 5, 2009. (Return)

34. “Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies,” The White House, June 17, 2009. (Return)

35. Matt Cover, “Obama’s EEOC Nominee: Society Should ‘Not Tolerate Private Beliefs’ That ‘Adversely Affect’ Homosexuals,” cnsnews.com, January 18, 2010. (Return)

36. Tess Civantos, “White House Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution That Legalizes Abortion, GOP Reps Say,” Fox News, July 22, 2010. (Return)

37. Steven Ertelt, “Obama, Congress Cut Funding for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study,” LifeNews, August 26, 2010. (Return)

38. Steven Ertelt, “President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation,” LifeNews, February 11, 2012. (Return)

39. Brian Montopoli, “Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA,” CBSNews, February 23, 2011. (Return)

40. Steven Ertelt, “Obama Admin Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos,” LifeNews, March 2, 2011. (Return)

41. Elisabeth Bumiller, “Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy,” New York Times, July 22, 2011; George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1934), Vol. XI, pp. 83-84, from General Orders at Valley Forge on March 14, 1778. (Return)

42. Luis Martinez, “Will Same Sex Marriages Pose a Dilemma for Military Chaplains?,” ABC News, October 12, 2011. (Return)

43. Jerry Markon, “Health, abortion issues split Obama administration and Catholic groups,” Washington Post, October 31, 2011. (Return)

44. Barack Obama, “ Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner,” The White House, September 1, 2009; Kristi Keck, “ Obama tones down National Day of Prayer observance,” CNN, May 6, 2009; Dan Gilgoff, “ The White House on National Day of Prayer: A Proclamation, but No Formal Ceremony,” U.S. News, May 1, 2009. (Return)

45. “Franklin Graham Regrets Army’s Decision to Rescind Invite to Pentagon Prayer Service,” Fox News, April 22, 2010. (Return)

46. “Obama Bans Islam, Jihad From National Security Strategy Document,” Fox News, April 7, 2010; “Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as ‘Legitimate Tenet of Islam’,” Fox News, May 27, 2010; “’Islamic Radicalism’ Nixed From Obama Document,” CBSNews, April 7, 2010. (Return)

47. Chuck Norris, “ President Obama: Muslim Missionary? (Part 2),” Townhall.com, August 24, 2010; Chuck Norris, “President Obama: Muslim Missionary?,” Townhall.com, August 17, 2010.(Return)

48. Barack Obama, “Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner,” The White House, August 13, 2010; “Obama Comes Out in Favor of Allowing Mosque Near Ground Zero,” Fox News, August 13, 2010; Pamela Geller, “Islamic Supremacism Trumps Christianity at Ground Zero,” American Thinker, July 21, 2011. (Return)

49. “WH Fails to Release Easter Proclamation,” Fox Nation, April 25, 2011; “President Obama ignores most holy Christian holiday; AFA calls act intentional,” American Family Association (accessed on February 29, 2012).(Return)

50. “Report: Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to the White House,” Big Peace (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

51. Masoud Popalzai and Nick Paton Walsh, “ Obama apologizes to Afghanistan for Quran burning,” CNN, February 23, 2012; “USA/Afghanistan-Islamophobia: Pentagon official apologizes for Quran burning,” International Islamic News Agency (accessed on February 29, 2012). (Return)

52. “Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan,” CNN, May 22, 2009. (Return)

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17 posted on 03/24/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: onyx
GO NEWT!

Fixing to go do just that at the polls when Mrs. Cajun gets herself back from town.
She's also in the GO NEWT! category.

Maybe good sense will prevail in Louisiana, hoping anyway.

18 posted on 03/24/2012 1:45:34 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The words from all mouths are battling for prominence over the other! It is time that Rick Santorum focuses on America, how and why she came into being, her origins in Christianity, the faith of our fathers, and the storms which are meant to make His people turn back to Him!

And what a storm we are in today! The evil is so widespread yet the hurting people grasp for what evil dangles before them! The only pathway to safety in any storm , back to our sacred documents, peaceful cohabitation on this earth is toward our Holy Father in Heaven, Who led us here to begin with! It is time Santorum talks about the way back ‘to’ instead of ‘from’ God!

We can all start to understand where we’ve been, how we’ve strayaed by reading “The Light and the Glory”, by Peter Marshall and David Manuel. Every American owes it to his country to read this book from cover to cover. Please hear
these words above all others at this time.

Rather than ridicule or condemn a good man, pray for Rick Santorum’s success. Search your own hearts in order to bring our country back to it’s former place in history. Review the Ten commandments of the


19 posted on 03/24/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, vote of Santorum. A vote for Newt is a vote to give Romney delegates.


20 posted on 03/24/2012 1:51:51 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Newt is who we need, Rick is not.

We need Ronald Reagan but he isn't going to be the next President, either.

21 posted on 03/24/2012 1:53:25 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan

Which of Rick’s daughters are you?


22 posted on 03/24/2012 2:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: The Cajun

WOO-HOO!

TWO GOOD SOLID, CAJUN CONSERVATIVE, VOTES FOR NEWT GINGRICH!


23 posted on 03/24/2012 2:17:57 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Kazan
We need Ronald Reagan but he isn't going to be the next President, either.

Santorum is not either.

24 posted on 03/24/2012 2:20:18 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Go Newt!!!!

25 posted on 03/24/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT 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

Good day onyx. I hope you are well.


26 posted on 03/24/2012 2:22:50 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Hiya dear pal. Yep, sun is out and it’s a beautiful warm day, and you?


27 posted on 03/24/2012 2:33:10 PM PDT 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

We`ve had an exceptionally early, warm spring. Today it is cold and raining though :(


28 posted on 03/24/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Warm Spring is wonderful, but rain for the beautiful flowers! I hope Newt wins some delegates today!


29 posted on 03/24/2012 2:43:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Longbow1969

I said “replace,” not “compete in tandem with.”


30 posted on 03/24/2012 2:45:44 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: onyx

That would be nice if Newt was able to win a few delegates! I’ve moved on to the Martin Zimmerman fever swamp :)


31 posted on 03/24/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

[ Then we need to replace the Republican Party. Let the RINOs rule over an empty husk. ]

Good luck with that... Its NOW or never..
Never is starting to look doable..

80+% of the electorate is pretty well brain washed..
Zerodamus and his minions seem to know it too..
Rules for Radicals(Alinsky) was indeed brilliant..

Top down, bottom up, inside out..(Soros)
You know like Glen Beck displayed for a full week on his TV Show..
and few cared or even remember that information..

Unless the sheep stampede(revolt) the wolves will feast..


32 posted on 03/24/2012 2:57:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

If FReepers can’t identify who the REAL Conservative voice is, how can we expect the less politically astute? Vote NEWT!


33 posted on 03/24/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
I said “replace,” not “compete in tandem with.”

If it were that easy, we'd have already done it. We hear this talk nearly every election cycle and it isn't going to happen. In this environment you'd have to compete with the existing Republican party for at least an election cycle or two - perhaps longer. The GOP isn't going to just say, "well gee, Yashcheritsiy and friends are going to fire up their own party now, lets just go away". Actual conservatives can dominate the Republican party and win its nomination, but it requires very good, charismatic candidate(s). Movement conservatives/Tea Party did not put one up this time around. Heck, we all can't even come close to agreeing on which of the last 2 candidates would be the best non-Romney, how do you expect to replace the Republican party when those kind of divisions exist?

34 posted on 03/24/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: onyx

Santorum is not either.

:-( What? lol. Hope all is well. I was really depressed at the beginning of the week when the media was all about Romney being the nominee and some FREEPERS were already saying that we had to get behind him. It was tragic that some were already giving up.


35 posted on 03/24/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: jonrick46

A prophet is not without honor, save in his own land.

Newt Gingrich is, hands down, the best candidate.

Unfortunately, we are once again settling for second-best.


36 posted on 03/24/2012 3:58:42 PM PDT by Walrus (Devolve the federal government)
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To: napscoordinator
I was really depressed at the beginning of the week when the media was all about Romney being the nominee and some FREEPERS were already saying that we had to get behind him. It was tragic that some were already giving up.

Oh, Hiya naps! Seeing you has put a smile on my face!!! I'm so sorry the news depressed you. I've been so depressed I haven't been able to drag myself to my computer. I stayed away from news in order to become cheerful again. :)

I an't imagine FReepers giving in to support Romney!!! I'll never vote for him.

I've done my voting. It's all in the hands of others now. I think I'll be in CA before CA votes, so I'll try to help Newt Gingrich with his campaign but that's all I can do aside from sending a little more money if I can find any.

I hope you're well and I hope your wonderful Mom is planning to vote Newt!! Please tell me YES!

37 posted on 03/24/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My 85 year old uncle voted for Newt, today.

he said the other 2 men were too artificial.

He says he wants to see Newt debate Obama. (Love my Uncle Thomas)

38 posted on 03/24/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: onyx
Just got back from voting, a couple of the gals I know there said the turnout is very low.
Normally there would have between 150-200 by now, We were number 52 and 53.

GO NEWT!

39 posted on 03/24/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Yep. Just like mine when I was voter number 59 at 4:00PM.
Folks are demoralized by the damn polls when they should go vote for Newt Gingrich to make the polls wrong.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Please tell your uncle I love him too!
I hope he lives well past 100 years in excellent health!


41 posted on 03/24/2012 4:22:50 PM PDT 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
Thank you, onyx. He wore his Newt button -under his jacket.
:o) ( on to convention)

Newt was right all along-get delegates for an open convention to have a chance to say that we do not want Mitt going up against Obama.

http://www.therightscoop.com/video-newt-why-does-the-president-make-people-think-hes-a-muslim/

42 posted on 03/24/2012 4:29:24 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Longbow1969

Thank you for your opinion.


43 posted on 03/24/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: onyx

Oh yes. Mom is definitely voting for Newt in Pennsylvania. It was a very good idea to stay away from the computer this week. Good thinking. What a smart woman you are. I wish you a wonderful Sunday. Luv ya,
Bob


44 posted on 03/24/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: onyx
Got a couple of *begging for Santorum* calls yesterday, you would have been proud and probably blushing at my part of the conversation, LOL.

Worrying about the low turnout, don't like the apathy and disinterest because, damn it, the people down here are really conservative.
They are just not being fired up.

45 posted on 03/24/2012 5:35:34 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: hosepipe

You make a good point; but it is

LOSE,

not loose, as in loose lips. . .

Just asking for a break


46 posted on 03/24/2012 5:55:51 PM PDT by stanne
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To: GeronL
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Sorry ... Newt's "not" your Etch-a-Sketch boy ...


Newt Gingrich's plan is to watch Santorum continue to implode ... and dittos for Romney ...


Just like George Washington waiting (patiently) for Cornwallis at Yorktown ...


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47 posted on 03/24/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was called “constructive criticism”. I did not attack Newt in any way in that comment. I was merely pointing out that he is not doing so well, even in the south, and he needs to energize conservatives and the GOP base if he wants a shot.

I am anti-Romney, while I think Newt has too much baggage, he has had a chance to change my mind.

The same old stump speeches about giving federal jobs to schoolkids to mop floors on a future moonbase while we cut government spending isn’t going to do that.


48 posted on 03/24/2012 7:00:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Gator113

I guess nobody listened to you.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 7:55:55 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

- - - - * - - -.


50 posted on 03/25/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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