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Gingrich to GOP Leaders: “Go Over the Cliff”
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 06 Dec 2012 10:56 AM | Greg McDonald

Posted on 12/06/2012 12:01:47 PM PST by Olog-hai

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says it would be better for Republicans to take that dive off the so-called fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, rather than “cave in” to President Barack Obama on tax increases.

The Georgia Republican also suggested that GOP leaders in Congress “should be prepared” if necessary to force a government shutdown to get the deep spending cuts they want.

“I think it’s a huge mistake for House Republicans to cave in and try to find some kind of desperate solution that doesn't work,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night. …

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: brilliant; fiscalcliff; gingrich; nationalsuicide; newt; newtgingrich; rinos

1 posted on 12/06/2012 12:01:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

6,4,3...


2 posted on 12/06/2012 12:04:04 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He is 100% right. The GOP thinks that they will receive accolades IF they cave. WRONG. Obama will get the praise. If they hold tight and force a shutdown, they WILL get creamed by the media.

SO WHAT??? Either way, the GOP will not win any type of war with the MSM or the majority of the soundbite swallowing sheeple. So, stop trying to be liked, and DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR AMERICA!


3 posted on 12/06/2012 12:08:54 PM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Olog-hai

Um Newt...

That’s like going outside in the morning and commanding the sun to rise.

It’s like going outside during a rainstorm and commanding water to fall from the sky.

Why would the democrats ever agree to not go over the cliff? It’s literally everything they want and more and it was given to them by the champion negotiators of the GOP who give the democrats 100% of what they want and 0% of what conservatives want EVERY SINGLE TIME.

In fact the only way I can see the democrats agreeing not to go over the cliff is if they can sucker the stupid party into giving it even more, such as presidential authority to raise the debt ceiling and presidential authority to raise tax rates, because if you increase debt you have to be able to pay for it too, and we don’t need to play this tax rate game every single time our government saviors want to do something for us, now do we?

And once we do go over the cliff, the GOP will be blamed for it, and as well they should as they are a bunch of ****ing idiots.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 12:10:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

The GOP should immediately call for the Bush tax cuts to be made permanent.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 12:10:36 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“The GOP should immediately call for the Bush tax cuts to be made permanent.”

And make it non-fing negotiable!


6 posted on 12/06/2012 12:12:13 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Olog-hai
But I Can't Do That, I Just Can't! -- Obama Won.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 12:12:45 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Olog-hai

I do know one thing about this, I wouldn’t let Obama go on vacation. I’d make him pay for this con game he’s running. Obama is just a Shill and even Shills like to enjoy their ill-gotten gains. Make him stay in Washington. See how he likes it when the wife starts complaining about how they never get a vacation and it would be good for the kids and.....


8 posted on 12/06/2012 12:13:22 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Olog-hai

Raise everyone’s taxes. Cut government spending. Shut the government down. Amen.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 12:18:40 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: TexasCajun

10 posted on 12/06/2012 12:19:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Olog-hai
Like him or not, Newt Gingrich KNOWS what he's talking about.

His own experience of operating in the midst of the den of snakes and thieves called WASHINGTON politics gives him the experience and credibility to make such a statement.

The problem is ALL the "nadless" idiots who are swayed and governed by the image that will be painted by the MSM if they do not capitulate.

Unfortunately, we're playing a game of chicken with most of the "chickens" representing the Republicans.

11 posted on 12/06/2012 12:22:41 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: chris37

To The Speaker Of The House: “Puny GOD.”


12 posted on 12/06/2012 12:24:28 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The GOP should immediately call for the Bush tax cuts to be made permanent.

Exactly. Pass a bill that ALL of them become permanent. Tell Obama that's the last and best offer the GOP will give him, close down the House and head off to the holiday break. GOPers are going to get the blame no matter what the fallout is, so make it memorable by calling Obama's bluff.

13 posted on 12/06/2012 12:25:29 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt, remember 1996?


14 posted on 12/06/2012 12:26:34 PM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: RexBeach

Newt, remember 1996?

Newt, remember August/September 2011? The threat to shut down the government didn’t go so well then. What on earth would make you believe it will be any different this time? They don’t call the GOP the stupid party for nothing.

Doing the same thing repeatedly, expecting a different result is the definition of Gingrichism.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 12:33:00 PM PST by irish_links
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To: irish_links

You should check some facts.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx
Obama’s lowest approval rating was in September 2011. He was rightly blamed for the downgrade of US debt (which is a good reason he should be fired... oh I forgot he works in Washington). Congress always has an approval rating of less than 20%, but it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with whether people vote for a Republican congress next time around. I agree with Newt.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 12:51:11 PM PST by brookwood (. Bush's First Term 2 million jobs created! - using BLS Household Survey)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

HULK SMASH!


17 posted on 12/06/2012 12:53:17 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ScottinVA
>>>>>GOPers are going to get the blame no matter what the fallout is, so make it memorable by calling Obama's bluff.<<<<<

Absolutely, nothing more to lose.

Newt is right, but Boehner will probably just say to Newt "I'm the Speaker Now", shut up.

18 posted on 12/06/2012 12:56:48 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Olog-hai

I agree. Put it in gear and dump the clutch.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:59:33 PM PST by MachIV
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To: TexasCajun

Disgusting progressive alcoholic.

LLS


20 posted on 12/06/2012 1:18:56 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Olog-hai; annieokie; All

Obama Regime Labor Union, (ORLU), demands more spending money, or promises to cause the Spending Cliff Strike.

BTW, ORLU strike posters are now being printed on the backs of old “Bush’s Fault” Strike Posters.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 1:48:41 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Olog-hai

Somebody 911 Newt that Boehner has culled all the conservatives from influential committee assignments and threatened the rest of them that he is watching them. It looks like Tammy Faye is slashing and burning his way to a total cave in.

Time for 16 brave conservative reps to vote no on Boehnor’s speakership in Jan.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Do NOT vote for boo hoo Boehner in Jan.

Where is Michelle Bachman these days. We need her AND Allen West. Can't believe that no good GOP i Floriduh redistricted Allen West's area so he would probably lose.

This is all out war folks. I see no, NONE, nada difference between boohoo B, Ozippy, Cantor and a bunch of other so called GOPe. I an sick to my stomach over this huge turn of events in this country. That election was clearly stolen and no GOP is doing anything about it. I wish I knew which of the GOPe actually voted for Zippy. What do you folks think.

23 posted on 12/06/2012 2:55:45 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (This great nation has chosen socialism over freedom and our constitution. How sad.)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Going over the cliff means across the board massive tax hikes, and huge cuts to the defense budget. How is that possibly doing what’s right for america? It is doing exactly what obama wants, while giving him the ability to blame republicans for any economic and financial fallout. I love Newt, but it would be suicidal to go over the cliff - for the party and the country.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 3:27:33 PM PST by MrShoop
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