Skip to comments.Newt's one-man RLC show
Posted on 06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT by jageorge72
No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as message discipline, Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night.
It was classic Newt slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion.
The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57183.html#ixzz1PVO4yauY
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I and other posters have tried to educate this dunce.......all to no avail.
Those of us who lived through the cringe making, know full well what an abject failure that overstuffed little man really is.
In his dreams. He thinks he has co-opted the tea party.
Newt pandered to the tea party, even spoke at a tea party rally in San Diego last year.
I walked up to him and shook his hand and looked into his eyes and what I saw was vacant.
He responded by saying, thanks for being here. Completely ignored what I said to him, just took it as one more person that is likes his agenda.
I'm one of the little people to him, as are the other millions of tea party movement people across this country.
He lights up for those that can advance him, and the media.
The tea party movement will NOT support him. Period.
Newts pretty smart.
He has a whole website in Spanish where he panders to the illegal vote.
I did not claim Palin is stupid..... I like Palin and she is fairly smart, but just a few years ago she had to be coached on everything, so don’t pretend she is a genius. ...and don’t dismiss how knowledgable Gingrich really is. If you know Newt as much as you pretend to, then you know he is nearly unbeatable on healthcare, national security, the economy, the founders/constitution/american exceptionalism, the influence of God on the founding of the counrty, etc... Who can lay out the facts, and vision for the future better than Gingrich on these topics? Who? Not Palin.
Ronald Reagan raised taxes when Newt vows not to. ....and Reagan was not nearly as pro-life as Newt Gingrich. Reagan granted amnesty to illegals... which Newt also supported, but Reagan ultimately failed to seal the border. Newt scares me slightly on illegal immigration, but I do believe he will actually seal the border and stop illegal immigration.
Bill Clinton balanced the budget, and passed the popular welfare reform thank’s to Newt’s leadership. (Side note: this is Newt’s point on Medicare and the Ryan plan..... if it doesn’t have overwhelming public support.... which it doesn’t..... you go out and win the argument until it does) Newt stepped down from the speakership for the sake of the party, after some great accomplishments. You clearly buy the media’s version of it. That’s up to you. You also probably thought Newt’s first wife was dead until his daughter recently cleared that up.
Newt is older now, wiser, and clearly cares about the future of the country. You seem to prefer to blame Dick Morris for Clinton’s success? How about giving Newt the credit he deserves? It was his leadership.... not Morris’ influence. Clinton would have faced the realities with or without Morris. Obama might be a different story though.
On Palin in the same article:
The often outspoken Gingrich, who said he plans to announce whether hes running for the White House by late February, also had some words of advice for Sarah Palin, a potential opponent in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. I think that shes got to slow down and think through what shes saying and how shes saying it, he said. Theres no question that shes become more controversial, but she is still a phenomenon . She remains a very formidable person in her own right.
Newt...Is that you?
I don't "pretend" to know........I DO KNOW all about Newt; what he says, has said, has written, and has done!
No, Newt and the boys didn't "force" Clinton to sign the welfare reform Bill; that was Dickie Morris, ON THE THIRD TRY!
You did so claim that Palin is "stupid", by bringing up that heavily edited, rather banal Couric "interview", which was set up by that back stabbing itch on wheels, who used to WORK FOR KATIE. You claimed that Newtie wouldn't have been "caught" by Couric. Yet the MSM "caught" old Newt, many times over, when he was Speaker of the House" and since then.
All candidates are "coached" and "prepared". To believe otherwise is naive.
Unlike Newt, Palin has actually run a town and a state. Her ideas are far better than Newt's and to cap it off, she actually is a proven leader who got things done!
It doesn't take a genius to be president.
Do you want a college prof as president?
Hell yes............I WANT PALIN!
You are a coward if you are writing off Newt Gingrich this early. Look at what your candidate says, does, etc.... and compare them to what Newt says.You're right. You'd have to be a real genius to blow your campaign on day one, go on an extended vacation on day two then have your entire staff walk off the job on day three...Yeah, some really brilliant moves there.
Newt looks like a Cheshire cat with a sh!t eating grin.
Does RLC stand for Republican Lite Club?
How many 2012 candidates have made TV ads with Nancy Pelosi for Al Gore’s global warming ad campaign? I can only think of one.
FWIW, here’s what the New Orleans newspaper had to say about Noot. BTW, I’m committed to Palin, too. The email thing last week iced it for me.
Newt Gingrich speech fires up crowd at Republican Leadership Conference
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He had a little "help".
C'mon, give us more Newt positives and put down the punching bag against other conservatives in the race.
LMBO! That’s great!
Newt is past his sell-by date. And I’m sitting in his GA 6th, voted for him when he was my Congressman, and I know a lot of active Republicans in the area who agree. Needs to be a policy wonk in the next Administration starting 2013, he isn’t the next President.
Newt is toast and he knows it, you should know it and most here know it!
Finally. Somebody asked the question I had while reading this dumb thread. We have a Newt troll here, who's drunk the koolaid. He's so in love with Newt, that it makes me believe it really is Newt. After all, he doesn't have a campaign staff, rambles on with little coherence, why not get on this forum and stir things up?
Oh, and my candidate hasn't been chosen yet. Too early. But I'm really watching Palin, Cain and Bachmann very closely. No one else need apply. Especially Newt.
Newt is not a We the People person - just another politician who is overly impressed with his elitist self. Along w/the mitt - he’s a ‘as the stomach turns’ candidate.
‘The Reagan Era is Over’ says Newt.
‘We the People’ say The Newt Era has long been over!
It's distracting to the eye. Readers tend to skip over boxed replies because the box simulates an advertisement.
The content of your posts is worth reading. Don't enclose them in an "ignore me" box.
“Newt Gingrich is not perfect, but there is a reason he is the medias #1 target.”
He’s not, Palin is, and she’s not even running.
One flaw that Palin and Newt have in common is that they are both quitters.
I agree. Classic case of a brilliant mind and probably the best thought leader on our side in the past two decades, combined with a fatally flawed character. I have liked Newt over the years, but it is clear he cannot be counted on. The House leadership performed what essentially was a mutiny in the late 90s - and justifiably so - due to his personality flaws. That said, the House did their finest work during that majority during Newt’s tenure. He simply is not presidential material.
Even if you were right- and you're not, you are spectacularly wrong about the fat washingtonian has-been gingrich, it doesn't matter.
I wont bother to re-list all the reasons posted just here in the comments on this thread why gingrich is such a pathetic and embarrassing candidate- you'll simply ignore reality some more.
.Maybe this will sway you though- Liken this thread's comments to a newt for president poll.
Newt loses this particular "poll" 1-78.
Newts putative base, Freepers, reject him totally and nearly absolutely. Except for you of course.
Get behind someone who has a prayer, george. Stop wasting yours and our time arguing for a joke candidate.
I support Palin, george, so don't ask me.
I'll vote for whoever the candidate is. This does not include newt as he has no support on the Right. None. Zero.
You are easily fooled, george. Become more discriminate please.
How can you NOT be a Newt Gingrich fanboy (or girl)? ....that's my question. Are you afraid because the media fears Newt? What candidate do you support that can out debate Gingrich?
Wow, debate skills. That is really going to go far when the majority of the voting population couldn't even tell you who the current vice president is. Haven't we learned our lesson yet about academic types who want to be president? Wilson? Soetoro? now Gingrich?
Why on earth did you think that Schwarzenegger became GOP governor of Kalifornia? Was it his eloquent and articulate silvertongue? Or was it that he is nothing more than a white version of President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho?
I'm not afraid of Gingrich, I am afraid of the losers, seditionists and political hacks that are in his Rolodex for the myriad of appointed positions.
Its the current crop of professors and political types who all know what is best for you and the guy thousands of miles away from you with their grand convoluted Rube Goldberg One Size Fits All Legislation that for some odd reason always carries the same attributes of costing you money and freedom while simultaneously enriching the new "PC" - Politically Connected.
I understand your support for Newt but I do not want him as president. This is due to the fact that he has made some seriously poor decisions in the past. With that said, I DO like the majority of his ideas about how to fix this nation and I think people need to listen to these and seriously consider them. Newt would be awesome in the cabinet somewhere or in an advisory position.
To categorically declare Newt a 100% loss is ignorant and, you are right, it is something the liberals would love to see.
I do not yet know who I’m supporting. Romney is absolutely OUT for me....as are Huntsman and Ron Paul. I very much like Michele Bachmann and am still considering Pawlenty though I wish he had taken on “Obamneycare” during the last debate. I like Santorum but I don’t think he has the necessary numbers. I would very much like to see Rick Perry get into this. Also...If Bolton gets in....he can highlight the incredible fiasco of foreign policy that Obama is responsible for....but that’s all. I hope Trump does NOT decide to get back in as an independent. That would definitely split the vote.
It’s still somewhat early....but things should get a lot more interesting soon.
I hope we are all praying for this election. ;-)
I notice that the article says that Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Ron Paul of Texas plus Texas Gov. Rick Perry will also be speaking.
Any stories on those, or is it still going on (it lasts 3 days) and they haven't spoken yet?
The latest from the TP.
Haley Barbour to GOP activists: Don’t look for perfection in nominee
Published: Friday, June 17, 2011, 1:11 PM Updated: Friday, June 17, 2011, 1:13 PM
I’ll be superficial then, He looks old, McCain old, and older than President Reagan old. He’s pining for the fjords....
“...from the TP?”
If you mean tea party, I didn’t see anything like that at the link.
None, yet.And none that I would not vote for, over Obama. Romney bothers me. Of the bunch he is the most opportunist. I fear that even if nhe wins, we will go back to business as usual. On the other hand, if this were 1860, I would not be looking very hard at Lincoln right now. Probably would have voted for Seward at the Convention.
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, often abbreviated “TP.”
Re: both quitters. The similarity ends there. Looking at Newt really makes me appreciate Palin. Palin is driven by her Christian morals and shuns atheist academia. Newt is in love with academia and they love him. I get a little worried about Palin’s lack of academic contacts, but then I look at Newt and realize that those don’t always work out.
Game, Set & Match
Does RLC stand for Republican Lite Club?
Actually...that would be a compliment...imo