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Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history? [joyful-spittle from the Establishment]
The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl, covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times

Posted on 04/23/2012 3:03:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin.

Newt Gingrich, still in the race only because a deep-pocket casino magnate is funding his pathetic run, was campaigning last week for the zoo-animal vote in St. Louis — on a private tour, of course — and got nipped by a Magellanic penguin. Oh, if only he’d taken a jaunt through Big Cat Country or fed the crocodiles in the Herpetarium: Perhaps we’d all be out of our misery now.

The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history (someone should ask the deep-thoughts historian to pontificate on that one). So let’s roll it all up in a ball, shall we, and take a look......

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; gingrich2012; gopestablishment; msm
Joseph Curl, a Washington insider who's finding it necessary to continue the beat-down of Newt Gingrich (the last Conservative standing) in order to help the "most electable" Establishment candidate, Mitt Romney.

There is a "joyful-spittle" tone in this editorial that trots out all the anti-Newt talking points with great relish.

An earlier hit-piece this same guy did on Newt.

Substitute “The GOP Base” for Newt Gingrich .

JANUARY 15, 2012 - CURL: Goodbye, Newt, and good riddance "Anyone who knows Newt Gingrich knows that Newt Gingrich is — and always has been — all about Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich doesn’t give a damn about the Republican Party. And Newt Gingrich sure doesn’t care about ousting President Obama, unless he’s doing the ousting. If Newt Gingrich can’t be the nominee, then Newt Gingrich will burn the whole place to the ground.

And that’s just what he’s done since plunging in the polls. Furious over the TV ads the pro-Romney super PAC ran against him in Iowa, Mr. Gingrich abandoned his pledge not to speak ill of his fellow Republicans and struck out on a course to destroy the Republican front-runner."....

1 posted on 04/23/2012 3:03:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Newt Gingrich didn't rest 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


Newt Gingrich of Georgia and Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga., in 1994.

2 posted on 04/23/2012 3:07:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Its amazing how every leftist rag writer in the country wants Newt gone. THAY FEAR A BROKERED GOP CONVENTION.

The country is NOT Romnified the way the left wants, and MAN, they do have a bad case of the jitters.

STAY IN NEWT!


3 posted on 04/23/2012 3:14:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

then Newt Gingrich will burn the whole place to the ground. ...AHHH. A refreshing thought, for once. GO NEWT!


4 posted on 04/23/2012 3:15:26 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Safetgiver

Pretty sure McCain and Dukakis ran worse campaigns.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 3:17:52 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Joseph Curl, a Washington insider = GOP-e Turd Polisher.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 3:22:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Candor7; Safetgiver; Always Right
.....STAY IN NEWT!

April 22, 2012: Newt defiantly hangs tough in GOP race "With 21 campaign events scheduled this week, persistent Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich does not appear willing to appease those who want him out of the presidential race. With wife Callista, Mr. Gingrich embarks on intensely local appearances in Delaware and North Carolina: he’ll frequent regional GOP luncheons, visit a library, an azalea festival and elementary schools. He’ll throw out the first pitch at a Gardner-Webb University baseball game and brave an appearance at the North Carolina Zoo — which has puffins but no penguins. The candidate was nipped by the latter last week during a zoo appearance; but that is history.

Mr. Gingrich continues to bill himself as “the last conservative standing,” and he remains standing as Tuesday’s five primaries loom, continually reminding the press of his local endorsements from the likes of “former first lady of the National Rifle Association” Ingrid Sigler, and in Delaware, chairman Bill Sahm of the Northern New Castle County GOP; plus Hans Reigle, chairman of the Kent County Republican Party.

“I previously endorsed Gov. [Mitt] Romney, but since then, Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than an hour,” Mr. Reigle observes."

7 posted on 04/23/2012 3:24:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Always Right
Then there's Romney. He's running a campaign where he's demonstrated over and over and over that he has NO SUPPORTERS!

Sure, his climb from 20% to 30% is significant ~ he got a 50% increase over the last 5 years, but 30% doesn't put boots on the ground when it comes to running a campaign against the entire Democrat party.

I don't think Romney is electable.

8 posted on 04/23/2012 3:34:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Guy seriously dislikes Newt, doesn’t he?

A badge of honor for Newt.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 3:42:24 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wonder what he will write when Willie Mitty gets bitten by dogs...

and quite deserved I might add...

DOGS FOR NEWT


10 posted on 04/23/2012 3:44:12 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Always Right

I would say the Dole campaign was the worst, though it is hard to rate the worst.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 3:44:46 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

http://petswithnewt.com/home/page

There’s a page for that :-)


12 posted on 04/23/2012 3:49:37 AM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: txrangerette
The Republican Elites hate Newt don't they?

A badge of honor for Newt.

13 posted on 04/23/2012 3:49:53 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When the histrionics get this freaky, you know there is more at stake than just writing a nice column for a newspaper.

I smell some serious fear here. And you know what? I like it.

I do not want Newt to give up. I do not want a coronation at the convention. Romney has not convinced me he has what it takes, and I am not going to be convinced by anything he says between now and the convention so he might as well stop trying.

I want a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred, bare-knuckled SLUGFEST at the convention, and I want the RINOs to lose some teeth.

Someone needs to wipe the smug off their faces. I can practically hear them chortling with glee at the way they used the primaries so far to outflank the Conservatives and ensure that their chosen suit gets the nod.

To heck with that!

Stay in Newt! The Cocktail Party set needs to learn a lesson this time around.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 3:49:57 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Taxachusan

I wonder if Romney know he is being set up to take the fall? I honestly think he is clueless....


15 posted on 04/23/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heck No. Rick Perry had 40% of the vote, and like a 25% lead when he announced, and we all know how that turned out. His meltdown was legendary.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 3:52:25 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It would be tough to out bad the Bob Dole campaign from 1996.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: muawiyah; txrangerette; Tennessee Nana; central_va; Taxachusan; TYVets; Ronin; catfish1957
.................. "I’ll admit it. Even I – the steel spined squab of steadfastness was wondering if the meeting with Romney and the softening of Newt’s tone meant he was aiming for a cabinet job. After hearing the private discussions of those that attended, I’m fully persuaded the Georgia General is being absolutely as crafty as George in the 1776 Delaware jungle was. It’s a guerilla war by conservatives against RINO’s. Real conservatives who actually BELIEVE we shouldn’t give up on our principles (again) and despite the odds aren’t quitting.

Real conservatives who don’t just pay lip service to the idea of pledging our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to ensure a BETTER hope than the change the RINO congress presented, then caved on. (Remember the $100 Billion in Boehner budget cuts after the 2010 Tea Party election?).

Sorry. Two years after the height of the Tea Party influence, the RINO’s and complicit (and lazy) conservative media have come close to locking it up to compromise captivity if not outright killing it.

If we don’t coalesce around Newt Gingrich and stop Romney, Karl Rove will become the head of the GOP. Mitch McConnell will be the new Harry Reid. And the minute the media and libs scream about any conservative legislation, Mitt and his RINO mutts will compromise just like Bob Dole tried to do to Reagan.

Only this time there won’t be any Newt Gingrich’s to stop them.

And RomneyCare will not be totally repealed after screams of insensitivity by centrists.

DOMA will be too “divisive” to address.

And no one will do anything but keep trying to patch short term solutions to entitlements while the number of Americans receiving Federal handouts slips over the 50% mark.".....................

18 posted on 04/23/2012 3:59:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: carriage_hill
Joseph Curl, a Washington insider = GOP-e Turd Polisher.

June 2005 White House correspondent during the Bush Administration -- and apparently like Brit Hume, a Romney booster.

19 posted on 04/23/2012 4:11:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: al_c
It would be tough to out bad the Bob Dole campaign from 1996.

But it was Bob Dole's turn.......

20 posted on 04/23/2012 4:13:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Joseph Curl. Anyone taking bets if Shepard Smith is a friend of his...?

21 posted on 04/23/2012 4:15:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history (someone should ask the deep-thoughts historian to pontificate on that one). So let’s roll it all up in a ball, shall we, and take a look......


My goodness... Snarky just drips from the fangs.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 4:20:17 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am amazed that the Washington Times would publish such juvenile scribbling as this.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 4:21:39 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
http://oi40.tinypic.com/20890fp.jpg

24 posted on 04/23/2012 4:22:04 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: wolficatZ

Thanks. Nice pictures. Newt truly loves animals.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 4:31:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Newt Gingrich, still in the race only because a deep-pocket casino magnate is funding his pathetic run, was campaigning last week for the zoo-animal vote in St. Louis — on a private tour, of course — and got nipped by a Magellanic penguin. Oh, if only he’d taken a jaunt through Big Cat Country or fed the crocodiles in the Herpetarium: Perhaps we’d all be out of our misery now.

Imagine this article with Hillary's name - or the name of a former junior US Senator from Illinois. Anyone who wrote either article would be trashed for it. Why is it okay to imply such things about a conservative and not about the protected parasites from the far left in our government?

26 posted on 04/23/2012 4:44:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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27 posted on 04/23/2012 5:29:01 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Newt grave romney leg
28 posted on 04/23/2012 5:34:57 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Pollster1

Correct.

Political lines are blurred — as well as in focus — it’s all about controlling the power base from K-Street to Wall Street, and the GOP base be damned.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 5:41:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: true believer forever

:)


30 posted on 04/23/2012 5:41:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Ronin
When the histrionics get this freaky, you know there is more at stake than just writing a nice column for a newspaper.

Absolutely right. Newt is resurgent. You don't do desperate hit pieces if you think the opponent is no threat. When it looked as if Ron Paul would win Iowa, Romney's media came out with knives. When Cain started to surge, Romney's media quislings and super PAC took him down. They just ignored Santorum - weird. But now with Newt, they know their candidate (neither Mittens or Obammny) stands a chance in debate.

Newt needs to hang tough until the brokered convention. And it will be brokered because the lickspittle liberals in the GOPe won't be able to give Mittens enough delegates to secure the nomination.

31 posted on 04/23/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dole’s turn for what ... being the fall guy?


32 posted on 04/23/2012 6:07:23 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sirius Lee; Ronin; txrangerette; All

Mitt’s camp is sounding uncertain about Tuesday’s vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875398/posts


33 posted on 04/23/2012 6:12:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: wolficatZ

Wheres the obligatory pic of Willie Mitty with a dog biting his butt ???

and the other doggies holding lovely WE LIKE NEWT signs ???


34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Giuliani 2008 was worse and so was Fred Thompson that year.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 9:04:44 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Newt is very intelligent. Hard to figure why he is still in the race. He can not be trusted. He is an internationalist. He is for the U.N. He is very persuasive, an excellent professor. He sounds good. Yet he is closer to the Clintons and their radical friends than he is with any Conservatives. It’s a shame really. It would be good if he really was a conservative and not just a CINO.

He has a place in our government, and hopefully he will have a high office. Just not President or vice President. Ambassador or something in Education. If he sincerely is a Christian, then he is a great one to bring Christianity back into the public domain. We need a strong sincere Christian fighting for our side. I pray he is a man of faith(Christianity).

It must first be demonstrated over a period of time, to be true. MOO


36 posted on 04/23/2012 10:26:14 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: geologist

Aren’t you special. LoL.

Newt can do hand springs around these RINOS.

Nice try.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 11:44:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: geologist; An American!

38 posted on 04/23/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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