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A Reagan Forum with Newt and Callista Gingrich
reagan foundation ^ | 11/28/2012 | reagan foundation

Posted on 12/02/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by Toaster tank

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, calling the “so-called fiscal cliff” a “fantasy being used as an excuse to panic.” Speaker Gingrich went on to discuss House Republicans, telling them to not form a “Surrender Caucus” by stating, “They are the majority. They are not the minority.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brilliant; fight; gingrich; leader; leadership; newt; newtgingrich; reagan
A inspirational speech when I really needed it.

Newt is a conservative treasure.

1 posted on 12/02/2012 9:19:24 AM PST by Toaster tank
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To: Toaster tank

Newt is great. But, if he keeps briging Cuuhhhlliiisssstuuhhh around with him.....


2 posted on 12/02/2012 9:31:15 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Right... Because now that he’s happily and lawfully married, in the eyes of Man and The Church, we can’t have his whiny detractors, who haven’t done 1% of what he has for the country, lose one of their biggest “weapons” against him.

So she should just stay home and we can all pretend that they’re still just a couple of fornicating sinners that don’t pass the “conservative” purity test.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 9:37:18 AM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: moonhawk

Not really. Just don’t like her horning in when it’s Newt we want to hear from, not her.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 9:45:21 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Newt has to lose Calista. Its like Paul McCartney with the talent-less Linda or John Lennon with the talent-less Yoko.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 9:55:54 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: rodguy911

He is completely blind to her impact on his possibility of EVER getting back to where he really means something.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 9:59:26 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: moonhawk

You keep right on believing that if you want to. His former constituents, for sure of which I am one, are still struggling with what he did at a crucial time in our history. Mentioning her very other word and deferring to what she wants sure as hell isn’t on my radar. He will go nowhere with her in tow.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 10:01:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: whitedog57

The speech is ALL NEWT - no Calista.

Now having said that Calista is doing some great stuff too. Her children’s books are beginning to address the problem of leftist indoctrination of our young.

Why don’t you celebrate the fact that Newt is finally happily married to a smart lady who shares his beliefs & wants to help the cause rather than bitch about her.

What are YOU doing?


8 posted on 12/02/2012 10:03:26 AM PST by Toaster tank
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To: Toaster tank

“Newt is great. But, if he keeps bringing Cuuhhhlliiisssstuuhhh around with him.....”

I’m with you on this.......a constant irritating reminder of the unfortunate past....


9 posted on 12/02/2012 10:12:08 AM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: whitedog57

Exactly, all she has to do is stay home, keep buying jewlery and STFU.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 10:16:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Gaffer

Yep just one of the things that has always dogged Newt.He remians 80/20. 80% of the time he is the most brilliant conservative in the room and the other 20% you just want to hide and pretend he didn’t say or do that.


11 posted on 12/02/2012 10:19:03 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911
“Newt is great. But, if he keeps briging Cuuhhhlliiisssstuuhhh around with him”

Don't worry,I am sure there is a least one more future liaison in Mr Newt's moral compass

12 posted on 12/02/2012 10:25:21 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Cyman

Truth is I hate saying anything negative about Newt at all.He is a brilliant guy, no matter what the topic.But, if it comes to a choice between him and Marco wouldn’t be much of a choice for me.I’ll be for Marco.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:55 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

All the years I had him as my Congressman, and all the years I’ve followed him, despite his horrible history of personal relationships and how he deals and feels about them, I can’t help but wonder if......

If he’d had to work at some menial job that didn’t require his brain, but rather his back. If he had to make his living through his back instead of his brain. If he’d ever served in the military and seen and experienced the sometimes obedience to authority it often requires. If....

He should moderate his academic ‘what if’ thought process that poses a myriad of hypothetical problems and temper them with real-American experience. But he doesn’t have that. His whole life has either been totally academic, or removed from conventional American experience of the common man.

Blast me if you want, but he is flawed - quite a lot.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 10:44:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Toaster tank

I was just thinking: Didn’t we hear all the same stupid “Fiscal Cliff” rhetoric from the panic-stricken crybabies in DC just before they crammed the $700 billion “stimulus” down our throats in 2009? I call “LIE!” (We’ve been falling off the cliff for the last five years or so, NOT heading for it.)


15 posted on 12/02/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by redhead (Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number $16,000,000,000,000)
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To: Gaffer
I've analyzed Newt a lot and for me the ony explanation that makes any sense is the 80/20 I have already stated. It's been really consistent throughout the years.

I mean you don't fire the whole campaing staff and you don't take a cruise in the middle of a campaign. You have to get serious more than 80% of the time if you want to win.

16 posted on 12/02/2012 11:08:28 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Toaster tank

Will wager a hell of lot more than you.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 11:12:57 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57; rodguy911

WD: Newt has to lose Calista. Its like Paul McCartney with the talent-less Linda or John Lennon with the talent-less Yoko.

RG: Just don’t like her horning in when it’s Newt we want to hear from, not her.
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Or Ann Romney when it was Willard we wanted to hear from...


18 posted on 12/02/2012 11:40:08 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rodguy911

Newt is great. But, if he keeps briging Cuuhhhlliiisssstuuhhh around with him.

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They came through here during the primaries. She always came across to me as an obnoxious ice princess. In person she is quite charming and charismatic. I encountered David Duke in person once too. He is exactly the opposite, as he appeared compelling and likeable on television, but in person is more like a shark with zero personality at all beyond self interested predator.

Media can be so misleading.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 12:03:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I didn’t want to hear from either of them to be honest. I know they will dabble in future elections and muddy those waters though.


20 posted on 12/02/2012 12:05:35 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: Toaster tank
Amen.

The judgmental are over shadowing Newt's message.

The American message.

Newt is taking the hits. She's there. She is a nice lady in person. I don't blame him, he should have moved on to be happy. His life. people make me see through them/double standard then claim to be taking the high road. No wonder, the opposition call us as a party names. God sees this. Grow up, okay. People make mistakes. The state of South Carolina are no bigots. This entire scenario was thrown out there to do what it did. We got Obama because the base didn't want Mitt. One day, I will walk away. I don't need to be apart of group of I am better than the next person. The message, I will not leave that.

21 posted on 12/02/2012 12:31:44 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Psalm 144

The media did their best to destroy mitt. They never quite succeeded. It took traitors from our side to get the job done.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 12:48:48 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

You have a lot of nerve. The people who did not support Romney, did not do so for good reasons. He was not a faithful and loyal person to conservatism, the Ronald Reagan conservatism. Thank God for strong minds and being faithful. Next time, support someone like Newt with the message and forgive and grow up about personal lives. The people who said— I am supporting Mitt Romney because he has been married for so long to same woman (which is not a put down at all/nor meant to be), where did that get you all? It was the message that the voter wanted not marital issues. The thread is about the message of solutions that Newt is advancing which should be helpful.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Toaster tank
Newt is a conservative treasure.

He has feet of clay!

24 posted on 12/02/2012 2:02:05 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: moonhawk

they don’t past the stink test


26 posted on 12/02/2012 2:12:19 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Toaster tank

Ugh. C’s hair hasn’t budged since the last time I saw her - 8 month ago.


27 posted on 12/02/2012 2:17:54 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: yldstrk

Neanderthal, (as Palin says, too).


28 posted on 12/02/2012 2:19:56 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Grow up.

There is well know pathway to become potus. Newt was seldom on the path and never in the race. Some of you guys live in fairytale land where all the good guys win all the time,sorry not reality.

29 posted on 12/02/2012 2:24:40 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Hard to believe it's the same person.

30 posted on 12/02/2012 2:26:33 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Christie at the beach

I hope you understood that by “traitors from our side” I was referring to fat Christie from NJ and Colin Powell....


31 posted on 12/02/2012 2:27:49 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

There was never anything there to destroy. Nice suit, filled with a void.


32 posted on 12/02/2012 2:49:31 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: rodguy911
Reagan had a new woman in his life. He made it, so that does not make it so. It's the double standards, nothing more.. so let's be real, okay. Old grudges do not work: we need to become modernized not by leaving decency. The destruction of a man or woman gets us into a level we don't need to be. We are needing to discuss the issues. Newt can. Look for salvation, Newt has said that he has. Talk to him one on one. The man is not like like the media has told us. Forgiveness, you should think about it. Society has to grow up and stop making fun of people; of their looks..not everyone is perfect. If the American ministers had shown through Newt's path towards salvation, we would had been a much stronger party of purpose. I have people in my family that I admire. They have fallen and now have come back to God. I don't write them off as a damaged person nor ridicule them. This is a huge problem for republicans. We will knock out many good candidates. Imo.
33 posted on 12/02/2012 2:55:14 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“Forgiveness, you should think about it.”

Those who think they are perfect don’t think they need it.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: rodguy911
->I hope you understood that by “traitors from our side” I was referring to fat Christie from NJ and Colin Powell....

I think they are only moderate liberal- style Republicans (who do not aim to cause any waves) and are pleasing the party's top core.

Obama is the traitor. Sounds extreme..but I mean, he is about as close to governing like a Hugo Chavez character.

35 posted on 12/02/2012 3:09:01 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Psalm 144
I believe in forgiveness, nothing in between.

In times, people have been told for years that they are doing great; like Clinton. He is flawed morally. Does not mean people as him, think they are perfect; it shows more insight into they have been convinced, what they did was not wrong. Newt admitted what he did was wrong. Clinton still will not accept what he did to many women who are true victims by his doings. Clinton, even now with having girlfriends, the media portrays him as a role model. Newt has found salvation. Newt is being given a second standard which appears to be like many other good people who were lost and confused at times in their lives. I believe in high standards though, I know good people do make mistakes.

36 posted on 12/02/2012 3:27:15 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Psalm 144

Romney 2016 ???

at age 70 ???

Sure as Cheezy Grits y’all...

and Ann with her Boob belt horning in as well...


37 posted on 12/02/2012 3:28:39 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Christie at the beach

Palin says Newt is a Neanderthal?

You are hilarious Christie at the beach, Newt is deeply and fatally flawed. Conservatives don’t use people and act profligately. Learn that or you are a fake.


38 posted on 12/02/2012 7:30:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Toaster tank

pffffffffffffffffffft! Not.


39 posted on 12/02/2012 7:31:12 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

->>Palin says Newt is a Neanderthal?

Read my message. I said you > yldstrk, are a Neanderthal. (that post you had up there before it was pulled)

Palin supported Newt. I rather be with her views anyday. Ha!


40 posted on 12/02/2012 8:47:10 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: moonhawk
Right... Because now that he’s happily and lawfully married, in the eyes of Man and The Church, we can’t have his whiny detractors, who haven’t done 1% of what he has for the country, lose one of their biggest “weapons” against him.

I did my job by helping to get Newt resoundingly reelected to Congress with 71% of the vote and the weird cowardly jerk turned tail and ran from the Congress just when we depended on and needed him. I gave him money, went to rallies, and put out yard signs. I even had a pleasant chat with his sweet wife about his books at one rally.

In every case you can list, Newt caved to pressure from Democrats and teamed with then in "compromise" from a neurotic need to be "loved and appreciated" by the public at large.

He was our Congressman for 20 years, but after his self imposed exile, he left Georgia to live outside of Washington where he could be close to the fleeting dream of the power he once had.

Now ask me if you should have any use for the little round flotsam either? I say flush him!

41 posted on 12/02/2012 9:19:31 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Oh I agree. I think the people who pillory Gingrich tend to be sanctimonious prigs who have never in their lives articulated remorse and repentance. They would have stoned the woman taken in adultery, Jesus’ pointed question having just puzzled them rather than shaming them.


42 posted on 12/02/2012 10:31:54 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I didn’t say Romney would run in 2016. I said he would muddy the waters.

He will back an abortive and divisive bid by Bush 2.5 as the next paleo-Progressive to drop the Republican banner on the ground.


43 posted on 12/02/2012 10:35:12 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Not so "commanding", not so "inevitable".)
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To: Christie at the beach

My post about Newt thinking with the little head got pulled? Thanks for letting me know.


44 posted on 12/03/2012 3:33:31 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Psalm 144

I didn’t say Romney would run in 2016
_______________________________________________

No you didnt

I did...

Willard wont go away...

hes obsessed...

His whole life hes been dreaming of the presidency...

since Big Daddy George Romney groomed him from boyhood to fulfill his so called “destiny”

When a guy thinks hes entitled to be president, hes not going to go away quietly...

Right now hes angry at the Republicans for the slight by the peons..

You would have noticed that the “hero” didnt go and help the Sandy victims...

But there will be another round of how “nice” and “sacrificial” he is if he is the headliner at the convention in 2016...

and the only one who can “save” America...

He ignored the part where he was auditioning and applying for a job from the employers, the American voters...

He thought he was rising to king-for-life in his father’s stead...

His father was “cheated” in 1964 out of the nomination by Barry Goldwater and his friend Ronald Reagan, George’s biggest enemies...

and it evaded him again in 1968..

That sword has swayed over Willard ever since...


45 posted on 12/03/2012 5:35:27 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: higgmeister

Why would I ask you what I have any use for?


46 posted on 12/03/2012 7:44:59 AM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: Liberty Valance

That’s a perfect example of a woman trying so hard to keep her man that she ends up destroying the very thing that attracted him to her in the first place. Sad.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 4:52:14 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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