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Too late to elect Newt Gingrich?

Posted on 09/29/2008 7:18:53 PM PDT by NoobRep

Gingrich's four-point plan includes: (1) suspending immediately mark to market provisions (the accounting practice of valuing a financial position in an investment at its current market price) in the hopes of stopping the downward spiral in asset values and eventually replacing it with a three year rolling average; (2) repealing immediately Sarbanes-Oxley, the 2002 accounting law Gingrich described as "an enormous drag on small business"; (3) setting the capital gains tax rate at zero "matching the Chinese and Singapore" (to encourage private capital to flood into the market picking up properties without the taxpayers being at risk); and (4) passing an "extraordinarily powerful" energy bill ("to return $500 billion a year to the American economy that are currently going overseas").


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KEYWORDS: bailout; gingrich; newt
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On Fox just now-the guy makes too much sense.
1 posted on 09/29/2008 7:18:53 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Kick Paulson out and replace him with Newt!


2 posted on 09/29/2008 7:19:48 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: NoobRep

u b series?


3 posted on 09/29/2008 7:19:54 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: ken21

Are you watching him on FOX right now?


4 posted on 09/29/2008 7:21:16 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: NoobRep

You must be mistaken ... according to many here, you must discount everything Newt has to say because he didn’t act perfectly in his marriages. Nevermind that he may be one of the smartest people in the room.


5 posted on 09/29/2008 7:22:17 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: NoobRep
Reading his latest rant it pretty obvious Newt has premature Alzheimer's. Sorry not interested in another blow-hard know nothing has been politician.
6 posted on 09/29/2008 7:22:23 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: NoobRep

THANK YOU NEWT!!!!!


7 posted on 09/29/2008 7:22:23 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: NoobRep

Newt is an thinktank all his own. He always has been.
Unfortunately he balked at getting in to the Republican race.

An idea man is what the GOP and the country desperately needs right now.


8 posted on 09/29/2008 7:22:46 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: NoobRep

Wow! Newt needs to be on camera non-stop for the GOP and McCain.

The mark-market change sounds fantastic!


9 posted on 09/29/2008 7:22:46 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: truthluva

He said he’ll be speaking at the national press club tomorrow and talking about these issues.


10 posted on 09/29/2008 7:23:12 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Didn’t Newt say that the SEC chair could suspend mark to market tomorrow if he wanted to...it requires no vote, right?


11 posted on 09/29/2008 7:23:14 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: NoobRep

He makes sense only when he’s not in elected office.


12 posted on 09/29/2008 7:23:41 PM PDT by rabidralph (Unleash your inner Palin.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

He one of the smartest person in the room, maybe 20% of the time. On Katerina, Iraq and just about any other major policy issue in the last 8 years he has been dead wrong.

But other then that, yeah, he is the smartest know nothing around.


13 posted on 09/29/2008 7:23:54 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: NoobRep

Dude c’mon. How many of these myopic Gingrich-for-Prez threads we have to endure? HE IS NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL. He is a helluva advisor, policy wonk, strategist, operative etc. but NOT presidential material.


14 posted on 09/29/2008 7:24:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: MNJohnnie

Since it is obvious that you have a better plan, please let us hear it.

as it is obvious that you


15 posted on 09/29/2008 7:24:39 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: NoobRep

Sure he makes sense, after he got his arse handed to him today with his support of the Bailout.


16 posted on 09/29/2008 7:24:47 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: truthluva

Does anyone have the number to the SEC? Perhaps a flood of phone calls will help Christopher Cox to suspect the mark-to-market ratio.

And then we should also flood the switchboard at the White House with calls for Paulson’s ouster, as well!

We need to take this momentum of righteous anger on the part of the American public and put it to continued good use to clean up this corruption in government!

And don’t even get me started on this AIG/Goldman Sachs scandal!


17 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:06 PM PDT by brython (http://www.rightpolitik.com/)
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To: NoobRep

I wish he were running for President...


18 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:12 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: NoobRep

Newt is absolutely right about this mess ! His ideas could save the Republican party and the country if applied ...


19 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:29 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist ( Register Likeminded Voters while there is still time and Donate to the NRA-PVF - Let's GOTV !)
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To: NoobRep
Do you mean the one who shook BJ Clinton's hand and
allowed BJ Clinton to take credit for welfare reform?

Do you mean the one that folded on the budget shutdown?

He does make sense on most things but he will crater to
pressure.

20 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:34 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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To: NoobRep
The Godfather of earmarks squeaks again. STHU, Newt. Or I'll feed you to my cats.
21 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:39 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; NoobRep

Oh how smart do you think he is when he starts spewing his usual nonsense about “Global Warming”?


22 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:50 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: AmericaUnited
The mark-market change sounds fantastic!
No, the Mark to Market change sounds obvious.
It's in the House GOP version.
It is mindboggling that neither that nor ending Sarbanes-Oxley was in the Pelosi bill.
These things are a no-brainer, just like Nancy.
 
23 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:50 PM PDT by counterpunch (Jim Jones was a Community Organizer)
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To: NoobRep

Am I hallucinating, or didn’t Newt admit over the weekend he would vote for the bill?


24 posted on 09/29/2008 7:25:50 PM PDT by berdie
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To: truthluva

no. i don’t have a tv.

i have digital tv.

um...you know, i don’t disagree with what you posted that newt said.

i do object for these reasons:

1. we have a republican presidential candidate right now and a very excellent vice presidential candidate.

2. the democrat media castrated newt in the ‘90s.


25 posted on 09/29/2008 7:26:28 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: MNJohnnie

You are invited to enlighten me on just where and how Newt is wrong in his arguments regarding the financial crisis and how to deal with same.


26 posted on 09/29/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: pissant

Should stick to writing history books. ;-)


27 posted on 09/29/2008 7:27:19 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Yes, the marriages, the draft dodging, the bizarre divorce behavior probably make the oval office unattainable. That doesn’t mean he could not go into the cabinet somewhere.


28 posted on 09/29/2008 7:27:23 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: LiberConservative

No, Newt is right on this one .


29 posted on 09/29/2008 7:28:01 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist ( Register Likeminded Voters while there is still time and Donate to the NRA-PVF - Let's GOTV !)
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To: NoobRep

I just wrote a nasty email to my REPUBLICAN representative who voted FOR the bailout.

Newt had good things to say about McCain.


30 posted on 09/29/2008 7:28:05 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: doc1019

Should stick to something. His flip flopping around is unseemly.


31 posted on 09/29/2008 7:28:33 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: truthluva

Kick Paulson out and replace him with Newt!

I’ll second that.


32 posted on 09/29/2008 7:28:37 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: NoobRep

I could even understand! I am glad I heard him.


33 posted on 09/29/2008 7:29:29 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: NoobRep

You can elect Newt all you want to anything you want. Few others will, however.


34 posted on 09/29/2008 7:29:49 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
You forgot about something...


35 posted on 09/29/2008 7:30:53 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: NoobRep
Newt had the keys to the kingdom in 1994. First Republican majority in the senate in 40 years. Then he went on to do absolutely nothing with it. Whatever happened to the much-ballyhooed "Contract With America?"

My theory is that Newt got caught up in being a celebrity and doing all the yakking head shows on Sunday mornings.

We could use another Ronald Reagan right about now.

36 posted on 09/29/2008 7:31:11 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 78 days away from outliving Sam Sheppard)
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To: counterpunch

“An idea man is what the GOP and the country desperately needs right now.”

There is a void in that respect that needs to be filled.


37 posted on 09/29/2008 7:31:13 PM PDT by Canedawg (If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, the law is a ass, a idiot.)
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To: NoobRep

Can anyone link me to the NY Times article that Newt was referring to and the one Greta was waving around?


38 posted on 09/29/2008 7:32:06 PM PDT by JBonvillain
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To: NoobRep

Newt the Quitter?

You want Newt, the guy who took his constituents’ votes, and their campaign money, in his last election and then resigned as soon as he was elected?

THAT Newt?
What do you suppose he’d do if the going got a little tough on him again?
Prolly go cheat on his wife again...


39 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:04 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: MNJohnnie; JustaDumbBlonde; NoobRep
Oh how smart do you think he is when he starts spewing his usual nonsense about “Global Warming”?

As smart as Juan McCain when he too goes off about "climate change."

40 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (No to bailouts, no to amnesty, no to carbon credits, no to Big Government!)
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To: NoobRep
I agree with you. He has always been the candidate I would be most happy to vote for but he has far too many skeletons in his closet that would be exploited by the Dems.

I loved the fact that Great gave him a full half hour.

41 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:36 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: SamAdams76

You should read Newt’s book “Real Change” — he explains very well what happened back then and the mentality of the GOP House leaders. It’s a great read!


42 posted on 09/29/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT by JBonvillain
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

So go ahead and ignore anything of value that Newt has to say because he sat on the couch with Pelosi. I’m sure your ability to link a photo is going a long way towards finding a solution to the current problems.


43 posted on 09/29/2008 7:35:41 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of The Free Because of The Brave)
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To: NoobRep

It’s too late, but not too late for some of the Republican boneheads to give his ideas a listen.


44 posted on 09/29/2008 7:36:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: counterpunch; JustaDumbBlonde

No Newt is a one man cult of personality who is right maybe 20% of the time. Problem is you get the other 80% along the way. The guy was, and still is, wrong on Iraq, wrong on Katerina, wrong on Global warming. Also, curious thing about Newt. Throws out all this soundbites, never tells anyone HOW we are suppose to do any of these things. It not abut solutions, it about feeding Newt’s ego.

But I know. Don’t bother then Newt Cult of Personality drones with such pedestrian things as FACTS!


45 posted on 09/29/2008 7:36:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Living up to your screen name this evening, I see.


46 posted on 09/29/2008 7:37:34 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: NoobRep

A capital gains tax of 0% might trigger a flood of selling in locked up assets. No assurance that it would all come back into the market - it might head straight for tax free munis or something. Instant increase in income flowing from investments.


47 posted on 09/29/2008 7:38:05 PM PDT by bluefish (NoBama! Because Commies Suck)
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To: NoobRep

LOL! It was too late to elect Newt Gingrich after Bill Clinton steam-rolled him in ‘95.


48 posted on 09/29/2008 7:38:32 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Redbob

A good set of ideas is a good set of ideas. McCain and the Republicans should look at them and utilize them . Personal opinions of Newt aside . Newt is giving our side the way out of this mess and a way to save the election ....

Let’s do this !


49 posted on 09/29/2008 7:39:18 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist ( Register Likeminded Voters while there is still time and Donate to the NRA-PVF - Let's GOTV !)
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To: SamAdams76
Whatever happened to the much-ballyhooed "Contract With America?"

Everything that was promised in the "Contract With America" came to pass. Recall that it applied only to the House and that it promised only that a Republican majority would bring these things to a vote.

Everything that was promised did come to a vote in the House and all of them passed (except term limits). Those elements that passed the House and did not become law were rejected by the Senate (which was not bound by the Contract With America).

Newt and the House lived up to their end of the bargain.

50 posted on 09/29/2008 7:39:53 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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