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‘Unforgivable’: Intense Video Captures Iowa Voter Calling Gingrich ‘Embarrassment’...
The Blaze ^ | 05/16/2011 | Scott Baker

Posted on 05/16/2011 7:17:02 PM PDT by Rational Thought

‘Unforgivable’: Intense Video Captures Iowa Voter Calling Gingrich ‘Embarrassment’ for Ryan Remarks

This was the spontaneous encounter that Newt Gingrich absolutely did not need today. Already in damage control for his comments implying that Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to fix Medicare amounted to “right-wing social engineering,” and the fuzziness of his how his views on individual healthcare mandates might differ from Obamacarian ones, Gingrich had even posted a video clarifying his views. And then this happened. Just one of those chance meetings in the lobby of a Holiday Inn that can prove enormously problematic for a presidential candidate. Key part of the clip hits about 1:40:

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Conservative don't appear willing to accept the typical "I'll cross the isle" candidate this time, at least not this Conservative.
1 posted on 05/16/2011 7:17:06 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Newt is toast!


2 posted on 05/16/2011 7:23:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Rational Thought
I love this guy (Russell Furhman)...more guts than Noot ever thought about having. Gave Noot the smack down. He's right...Noot is an embarrassment. This attack on Ryan's Medicare plan is beyond the pale.

Like Ryan said, "with opposition like this (Noot), who needs liberals?"

3 posted on 05/16/2011 7:23:45 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Rational Thought

I’m not a Newt fan, but at this point in the game, the more running the better. Let them battle it out and let the cream rise to the top. I’d rather have a candidate selected that way than by the establishment (who gave us McCain and Dole).


4 posted on 05/16/2011 7:25:30 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Rational Thought

Newt needs to run in the Democrat Primarys.

Everyone but his media pals think he is a joke.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 7:26:20 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Rational Thought

neutered is a rino.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 7:27:30 PM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: Rational Thought

I feel exactly like the guy in the video. Does Newt think that we’ve been sitting around waiting for him?
Every time I see him, I imagine him just coming from dinner with Colista at a fancy restaurant. That’s what he is good for: being a fixture on the DC circuit.
Rush had some irate callers today too, one going off on a certain “Conservative talk show host” who is promoting Newt on his radio show...Guess that would be his good pal, Hannity.
Give it up already, you guys. And Newt, go away and stay away!


7 posted on 05/16/2011 7:29:07 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Freedom must be fought for, protected and handed on to our children". Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Jane Long
Let's hope Newt takes his advice.

He has become an embarrassment.

8 posted on 05/16/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: DarthVader

burnt toast!

NEXT!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 05/16/2011 7:30:07 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Rational Thought

The man gave Newt good advice. Get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself.

Newt just shot himself in the foot,ended his campaign before it got started.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Rational Thought
Watch the video where Newt desperately tries to blame the liberal media. The bottom line is that Gregory completely owned him on MTP and Newt was stupid enough to accept his premises.

Going on MTP was a huge mistake for Newt, or for any GOP candidate, but I'm glad he did and completely imploded. These people are subsidies of the DNC and their #1 objective is to get Obama re-elected at all costs.

Notice how Sarah has control over her own message and doesn't allow these clowns to set the narrative. The days of Republican candidates courting the middle or going after moderates is obsolete. Conservatives are hungry, and we're not going to hold our noses anymore for another squish picked by the liberal media.

11 posted on 05/16/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Rational Thought

What’s sad is Newt really does have some great conservative ideas now and again. I think if he were President his heart would mostly be in the right place. But he is a babbler, thinks out loud and is prone to looking for “common ground” with far leftists like Pelosi on things like the global warming scam.

Newt never really had much of a chance, but declaring Ryan’s medicare reform radical right wing social engineering is a massive stab in the back of virtually every congressional Republican who really stuck their neck out to try to fix an out of control entitlement. Newt is absolutely done.


12 posted on 05/16/2011 7:35:27 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Venturer
Newt just shot himself in the foot,ended his campaign before it got started.

I think he set some kind of record. His big announcement was what, a week ago, and he's already an also-ran. It is like a bunch of runners at the starting line...the gun is fired, the runners sprint, and Newt trips over his left foot and falls on his face. Way to make history, Newt!
13 posted on 05/16/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Newt was stupid enough to accept his premises.

Shoot, the entire GOP field did that in '08 from the Michigan debate on. Totally.

14 posted on 05/16/2011 7:37:14 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Letting Islam into America is like letting a rabid dog sleep in your bedroom.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Yep exactly.


15 posted on 05/16/2011 7:38:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: LostInBayport

I don’t know - didn’t Biden announce in the morning and then make that “clean, articulate” comment by that same afternoon?


16 posted on 05/16/2011 7:39:05 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Venturer

Newt is toast, done, finished, wiped off the board, flushed down the toilet, a traitor, a lover of Pelosi and dirt bag Obama. Why, Newt is now a Democrat and so is Mitt Romney!!!


17 posted on 05/16/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Rational Thought
The couch thing with that brain damaged pinko Pelosi,the Dede Scarface thing and now this outrageous backstabbing of Ryan!

Newt what the hell happened to you? Go get a mental evaluation!

18 posted on 05/16/2011 7:44:21 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Scotswife
You have an impeccable memory!

From CNN (2007): Sen. Joe Biden planned to spend Wednesday focusing on his official announcement that he was running for president, but the Delaware Democrat instead found himself defending remarks he made to the New York Observer about his Democratic opponents.

The article was published the same day. And it was the "clean, articulate" comment that got the lefties all up in arms. Until Joe became the running mate. Then they forgot all about that one, and the one he made about not being able to go into a 7-11 without having a slight Indian accent.
19 posted on 05/16/2011 7:46:18 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

It is truly amazing.

Like a Lion hunter that fell in his own trap and got pierced by the punji sticks


20 posted on 05/16/2011 7:50:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Guy’s a light weight. Won’t vote for him at all.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 7:54:31 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Mountain Mary

Hannity is a motor mouth. In fact, the main thing he has in common with Newt is he loves to hear himself talk.


22 posted on 05/16/2011 7:56:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Rational Thought

23 posted on 05/16/2011 7:56:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kozy

The contract for America, where Newt promised to push for Conservative ideals. He changed the promise to bring things to a vote, then abandon them.


24 posted on 05/16/2011 7:57:02 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: martin_fierro

Stop looking at me like that! I’m going to have nightmares now!


25 posted on 05/16/2011 7:57:59 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Rational Thought
Newt2012
26 posted on 05/16/2011 7:59:29 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: martin_fierro

ROFLOL!!!


27 posted on 05/16/2011 8:01:47 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: tips up
but at this point in the game, the more running the better. Let them battle it out and let the cream rise to the top.

I believe quite the opposite. Simple Game Theory demonstrates that a mano-a-mano contest (like any sports playoff system) very often produces a different winner than a group contest (like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, or a WWE Royal Rumble). In the Group Contest, it is very easy for the best competitor to get ousted early on, when the votes are split into so many subgroups. Other FR articles today have noted that the entry of an extra candidate (eg, Michelle Bachmann) into the contest can help split the vote to the Right of the Establishment candidate (eg, Mitt Romney), thus helping the establishment candidate secure the nomination. (source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2720769/posts

This is exactly what I think happened in 2008, and gave us the ever-so-tepid John McCain. The MSM and the GOP both encouraged multiple further-right-candidates. Recall that we started with Thompson, Hunter, Tancredo, Paul, Guiliani, Huck, Romney, McCain, and others... at least 9+ viable names. The Dems had 4, and Kucinich dropped out fast. Edwards lasted a while, but it was Hillary and Obama for the most part... a 2-horse race. The GOP didn't have any decently-Right candidate survive the first month.

Let's not let the MSM pick our candidate again by distracting us with too many potentials. I'd like to just have 1-2 on the Right, and 1-2 Establishment picks... preferably all Governors - Sarah, Mitt, Daniels, and T-Paw.

According to this webpage, 13 names have already opted out... but 10 names (including a businessman, a flight attendant, a gay rights activist, and sorry to say it bluntly but a radio personality) have already formed an exploratory committee, and 5 more are considering (Sarah, Daniels, Bachmann, Graham, and Bolton).

28 posted on 05/16/2011 8:02:23 PM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: martin_fierro
Your talent is simply breathtaking.

OUTSTANDING work, sir.

29 posted on 05/16/2011 8:02:36 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINOs, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL! I didn’t even catch the last picture on the first glance! Now I’m really in for a bad night.


30 posted on 05/16/2011 8:03:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: martin_fierro

ROFLMAO!!!!!!


31 posted on 05/16/2011 8:06:29 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: skeptoid

Please. I only steal from the best.

< |:)~


32 posted on 05/16/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LostInBayport

it’s good to know I have a few brain cells left!


33 posted on 05/16/2011 8:07:23 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: martin_fierro

THAT is really creepy.


34 posted on 05/16/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down....coming soon.)
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To: Rational Thought
"Already in damage control for his comments implying that Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to fix Medicare amounted to “right-wing social engineering . . . .”

The video captures the final turn of the screw.

. . . and Newt planted the first threads real deep in those arrogant anti-Ryan shots fired off on Gregory's liberal sideshow.

Gingrich has totally--irredeemably--screwed himself.


35 posted on 05/16/2011 8:09:45 PM PDT by henbane
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"Watch the video where Newt desperately tries to blame the liberal media."

In the last few weeks, Newt's been deflecting a whole lot of blame. First, his sexual peccadilloes were the result of his patriotism. Then his Scozzafava endorsement was the fault of the NY GOP. Now, the MSM is to blame for him jabbing at Ryan.

Sorry, Newt. If I want somebody unaccountable for their actions in the Oval Office, I'll just vote democrat.

36 posted on 05/16/2011 8:14:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LostInBayport

“Newt just shot himself in the foot,ended his campaign before it got started.”


When is shooting yourself in the foot an act of suicide?

It is when your foot is in your mouth and in this situation, NG had both feet in his mouth.

I am glad that he did this because it takes him out of the race now and we won’t have to hear any more of his RINO crap. He can go sit on the couch with that socialist bitch, NP.


37 posted on 05/16/2011 8:17:32 PM PDT by LaMudBug
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To: Teacher317

That’s 28 names (thankfully down to 15 already). The debates with 9 on stage in 2008 were horrible to watch. If the GOP had any leadership at the top, they’d help narrow the field to 6-7 before Iowa (early FEB), and help the lowest 1-3 gently and gracefully bow out after South Carolina (late FEB, just before Super Tuesday, MAR 6).


38 posted on 05/16/2011 8:17:46 PM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL. Newt .... why so ... serious?


39 posted on 05/16/2011 8:19:44 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: henbane

“Gingrich has totally—irredeemably—screwed himself.”

Much better himself than us.


40 posted on 05/16/2011 8:27:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for posting that so close to bedtime. If I have nightmares, it will be all your fault, martin_fierro!!!

That is seriously freaky, but with more than a hint of artistic genius.


41 posted on 05/16/2011 8:27:39 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Rational Thought

newt has just proven himself the political whore. he likes the sound of his own words so well it matters not what he says.
So sorry, newt.


42 posted on 05/16/2011 8:30:51 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Teacher317

Good points. Can’t argue.


43 posted on 05/16/2011 8:40:57 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: tips up

At this time there is no cream to rise to the top.


44 posted on 05/16/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
At this time there is no cream to rise to the top.

No kidding.

Only dregs to sink to the bottom.

45 posted on 05/16/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Letting Islam into America is like letting a rabid dog sleep in your bedroom.)
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To: Jane Long

We’re having enough trouble getting traction for Ryan’s plan. There is no excuse for Newt to undermine all of Ryan’s hard work like this.


46 posted on 05/16/2011 8:50:34 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Rational Thought

Just watched; nice. Nice to see good conservatives here Iowa getting some press.


47 posted on 05/16/2011 8:55:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Those who endured Valley Forge didn't make their sacrifice to give us free health care)
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To: martin_fierro

Haven’t laughed this hard all day. I needed that :)


48 posted on 05/16/2011 8:55:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Rational Thought

Newt is a long time proven failure.

He just proved it again.

GOP has quite a long line of proven failures.

I think we should ignore all of them if we are serious about winning.


49 posted on 05/16/2011 8:58:31 PM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Exactly


50 posted on 05/16/2011 9:45:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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