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Gingrich Makes Plea for Evangelical Vote in South Carolina
NewsMax / Reuters ^ | January 12, 2012

Posted on 01/13/2012 10:11:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

COLUMBIA, S.C. — GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is appealing to South Carolina's evangelical Christians with a direct and urgent message: Christians are under attack, and Republicans shouldn't trust Mitt Romney to oppose abortion at all times.

"We will not tolerate a speech dictatorship in this country against Christianity," the former House speaker told a crowd of 300 in Rock Hill, S.C., on Wednesday, railing against what he has called government intrusions on Catholic charities and other religious organizations.

Gingrich is one of three conservatives, along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, trying to rally evangelicals here to vote as a group in South Carolina's Jan. 21 primary and slow down Romney's rush to the nomination.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney has won the first two contests in the nomination process, in Iowa and New Hampshire, and has led recent polls here.

But South Carolina, where two-thirds of Republican voters told pollsters in 2008 that they attend church once a week and seven in 10 said they believed abortion should be illegal, could be a tougher venue for Romney.

Despite Romney's front-runner status, many conservatives aren't sold on him because of his record in relatively liberal Massachusetts, where he once supported abortion rights.....

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


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; backstabberromney; bishopromney; cheaterromney; decepticonromney; gingrich; gingrich4america; patriotgingrich; romney; romney4romney; southcarolina

1 posted on 01/13/2012 10:11:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gingrich is pulling out all the stops. It’s a blood bath in SC.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 10:16:43 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he beter get out the rosary beads- because if Rick gets the holy rollers, we’ll get something close to Iowa again.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 10:20:00 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/pull-out-all-the-stops.html

Love to know idiom origins. Very common phrase, but never realized it was an organ reference.

4 posted on 01/13/2012 10:21:05 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Gingrich...the heat seeking missile over Romneys head. Niki Hokey..the supposed tea party Gov. with egg on her face.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 10:24:13 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That Romney lead in South Carolina was bought and paid for by his machine, but odds are it isn’t Evangelicals they bought so much as it was Democrats switching registrations to Independent.

It’s clear, by now, that Republicans don’t do their own nominatin’ (as Rick Perry would say). Liberal states who have no delegates to speak of do, along with conservative states that serve up open primaries, so liberals and the
“Independents” can do the votin’.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 10:27:05 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: RitaOK
It’s clear, by now, that Republicans don’t do their own nominatin’

Why?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/151961/Majority-Conservatives-Romney-Acceptable.aspx

Isn't it possible that here at FR we're VERY conservative, and that folks who self-identify as conservative like him?

Why the conspiracy theories without evidence except feelings? Or is this poll another element in the conspiracy?

I think the problem is we haven't defined what a conservative truly is. Too much 'compassionate conservatism' and not enough strong, unapologetic conservatism.

Just because I don't like the prevailing wind doesn't mean I think it's some wide-ranging conspiracy. If you or anyone has facts to support this, I'd love to see it. But I have to admit, I'm a lot more conservative than most of the folks I know who don't support Obama.

I think one of the things we do wrong is stick with certain conservative faces when the people we have to convince don't like them. We need to find genuine conservatives who believe what they say and can communicate with non-conservatives. Otherwise we're just a tribe protecting its own and calling names at the very folks we're trying to convince to come our way.

It may give some measure of self-satisfaction, but it isn't going to give us real conservative victories.

7 posted on 01/13/2012 10:34:43 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: Saundra Duffy

We have to stop the radical and unstable, Mitt Romney who thinks that he marched with Martin Luther King, and thinks that he was still in College (instead of being a 30 something year old business man and a teacher of the practice) when his religion stopped it’s open racism shortly before Reagan was elected.

We have to stop a radical liberal who left the GOP because of Reagan winning the election, who spoke out against conservatism and Jesse Helms, and the Contract with America.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 10:35:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: VinL

You don’t like Christians?


9 posted on 01/13/2012 10:37:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Conservatives have not been backing Romney during the past six years.

Don’t tell us that conservatives are driving his survival.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 10:39:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

You don’t like Christians?
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Of course I do, when properly oooked. -:)

Ansel, just joking, because I don’t understand the import of your question. I am a practicing Christian, if that’s what you’re asking.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 10:52:09 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

I only hear people use the phrase “holy rollers” in attacks.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 10:54:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Darkwolf377

“Why?” <<<

By your premise, the strict interpretation of the Constitution is VERY conservative, and revolves on “feelings” and conspiracy.

Hey, if you believe 11 delegates appearing from an OPEN primary in Iowa and New Hampshire are the definition of conservative enough for ya’ and those voters are enough to seal the deal for Romney; that we should roll over and fall in line, more power to you. In April, no less.

Conservative is no longer good enough if it means your pro-abortion, wobbly on abortion, appoint liberal judges, instigate socialist health care, happily sign off on gay marriage, etc., etc.

As for our candidates, they come from us. We’re no longer so stellar ourselves. That leaves us going into battle with the best we of what we have. I kinda get what you’re saying but the peril of the times requires us to drop the dreams and fight for the nearest to the “VERY” conservative
candidate, but one with the resume of rolling democrats, political combat experience, and MONEY.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 10:59:38 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: VinL; TitansAFC; katiedidit1; trisham; STARWISE

I’ve got my Rosary beads and I’m praying for Newt Gingrich!!

GO NEWT!


14 posted on 01/13/2012 11:01:42 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx; ansel12

Thanks, for having my back on the Rosary beads, I think I upset upset Ansel. -:)

Ansel, I did not know it was a perjorative- I apologize if I offended you or any one else- I didn’t intend to do so. At times, I tend to be glib (kinda like Ronald Reagan)- sorry. -:)

Now- Onyx, here’s some news on this subject:

“Tim LaHaye today announced his support for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in a letter to South Carolina pastors. The nod from the powerful Christian leader is expected to give Gingrich a much needed boost over the next several weeks in the evangelical heavy Bible belt.”

And finally, I can’t post it since it’s from Huffington, but Newt’s Superpac just sent Romney a letter asking him to explain what the “lies” were in the ad. They said they would await his reply. Ha! Newt’s a riot.

The ad must have legs.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 11:13:50 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Sorry about jumping to a conclusion, usually though, ‘holy roller’ is an announcement of an attack to follow. It is used to mock Christians and is commonly the opening salvo.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 11:17:50 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

No worries. Actually, I thank you for advising me of that information- I was wholly unaware that some might take exception. It will help in the future.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 11:28:27 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: onyx

May the surge elevate!

Let the South be the place where the Tea Party draws the line and issues Mitt his first defeat.

I implore every voter in SC to rally around Newt and give the Establishment their first loss of this cycle.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 11:32:09 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Newt! Stop Romney and the elite machine.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 11:44:19 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: RitaOK

I’ll ignore your bombast and insults, and just get to your actual answer, which is: You have no facts to back up what you said.

Thanks, that’s what I thought.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 12:21:16 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: RitaOK
By your premise, the strict interpretation of the Constitution is VERY conservative, and revolves on “feelings” and conspiracy.

BTW, this is an example of the making up stuff that is so boring, and so childish, around here. I never said any of this, but you just claim I believe that and then act all snide.

All because I asked a few simple questions and you were revealed to have no facts to back up your assertion, just...feelings.

Again, thanks for your very revealing post. Ever get some facts and truth, please post again.

21 posted on 01/14/2012 12:25:19 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: VinL

Evangelicals do NOT like being called HOLY ROLLERS.


22 posted on 01/14/2012 2:34:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But South Carolina, where two-thirds of Republican voters told pollsters in 2008 that they attend church once a week and seven in 10 said they believed abortion should be illegal, could be a tougher venue for Romney.

You bet ya.

23 posted on 01/14/2012 3:21:49 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RitaOK

That is why state primaries in all the states should be closed primaries only.


24 posted on 01/14/2012 4:09:26 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TitansAFC
I implore every voter in SC to rally around Newt and give the Establishment their first loss of this cycle.

Note to self: Get on the phone today to sister in SC and explain to her why a vote for Newt is SO important.

25 posted on 01/14/2012 4:32:51 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
The ONLY bloodbaths have been by Team Romney
against GOP women and conservatives.

Including where Romney CHEATED in Iowa and NH.


We will NEVER vote for a ticket with Romney on it.



Romney for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



26 posted on 01/14/2012 4:48:17 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Saundra Duffy

GOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!! and I hope it is Romney’s blood. He is a flat out socialist pos.


27 posted on 01/14/2012 8:44:43 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent post Diogenesis:)


28 posted on 01/14/2012 8:47:40 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Gingrich...the heat seeking missile

Such unfortunate analogies as this are what makes reading FR so fun on a Saturday morning.

29 posted on 01/14/2012 8:53:07 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Coldwater Creek

Coldwater,

As I said in a prior post, I abjectly apologize to you and any I may have offended. I’m Christian, and was unaware that the term was offensive- It’s not in my nature to offend anyone— so where it seems I may have upset you, please accept my heartfelt apology.


30 posted on 01/14/2012 8:56:02 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

It’s a somewhat derogatory term for members of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. The name derives from sometimes very animated behavior in the aisles and pews while “in the Spirit.” It doesn’t apply to fundamentalist Christians across the board, despite some attempting to do so.


31 posted on 01/14/2012 9:00:06 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: VinL
Thank you! I had already posted when I saw that you had apologized .
32 posted on 01/14/2012 11:32:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: VinL
Thank you! I had already posted when I saw that you had apologized .
33 posted on 01/14/2012 11:32:33 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gingrich-Santorum
 
or
 
Santorum-Gingrich

34 posted on 01/14/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ansel12

romney the flip-flopper, and a cultist to boot.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 11:46:56 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Diogenesis

Food collage. Thanks.

We don’t want Willard!!!!!


36 posted on 01/14/2012 11:48:36 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Oops.

Good collage. Thanks.

We don’t want Willard!!!!!


37 posted on 01/14/2012 11:49:42 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Gingrich-Palin or Palin-Gingrich
38 posted on 01/14/2012 11:51:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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