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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 Ryans 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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Newt is toast!
Like Ryan said, "with opposition like this (Noot), who needs liberals?"
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).
Newt needs to run in the Democrat Primarys.
Everyone but his media pals think he is a joke.
neutered is a rino.
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!
He has become an embarrassment.
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.
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 The days of Republican candidates courting the middle or going after moderates is obsolete.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.
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.
Shoot, the entire GOP field did that in '08 from the Michigan debate on. Totally.
I don’t know - didn’t Biden announce in the morning and then make that “clean, articulate” comment by that same afternoon?
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!!!
Newt what the hell happened to you? Go get a mental evaluation!
It is truly amazing.
Like a Lion hunter that fell in his own trap and got pierced by the punji sticks
Guy’s a light weight. Won’t vote for him at all.
Hannity is a motor mouth. In fact, the main thing he has in common with Newt is he loves to hear himself talk.
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.
Stop looking at me like that! I’m going to have nightmares now!
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).
OUTSTANDING work, sir.
LOL! I didn’t even catch the last picture on the first glance! Now I’m really in for a bad night.
Please. I only steal from the best.
it’s good to know I have a few brain cells left!
THAT is really creepy.
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.
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.
“Newt just shot himself in the foot,ended his campaign before it got started.”
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.
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).
“Gingrich has totally—irredeemably—screwed himself.”
Much better himself than us.
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.
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.
Good points. Can’t argue.
At this time there is no cream to rise to the top.
Only dregs to sink to the bottom.
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.
Just watched; nice. Nice to see good conservatives here Iowa getting some press.
Haven’t laughed this hard all day. I needed that :)
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.