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Why I Support Newt Gingrich
legalinsurrection.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 11/16/2011 7:20:50 PM PST by TBBT

I have been agnostic on the Republican primary so far, but the time for choosing has arrived.

For the reasons set forth below, I believe that the primaries will come down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. As such, the choice is not between Newt Gingrich and some hypothetical more perfect conservative candidate, as Newt’s most vocal critics would have us believe.

I’m supporting Newt Gingrich as the most conservative Republican who is electable and most qualified for the position of President.

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Makes some good points. Doubt many here will find it convincing.
1 posted on 11/16/2011 7:20:51 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

2 posted on 11/16/2011 7:24:51 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: TBBT

Newt Gingrich and Conservative are two exclusive terms.

Same goes for Romney...

=8-)


3 posted on 11/16/2011 7:25:09 PM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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4 posted on 11/16/2011 7:25:22 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TBBT

This article is misleading, in the sense that Gingrich can’t say he was young and irresponsible for things he did in the last few year. He said that “”rightwing social engineering,” was the biggest threat to this country less than six months ago. The Gingrich/Chafee ticket is bad for the U.S.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 7:25:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: =8 mrrabbit 8=

Did you read the article?


6 posted on 11/16/2011 7:25:49 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

I like Newt... He’d be my second choice.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 7:26:07 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: TBBT

OH MY GAWD!

Surely you jest!


8 posted on 11/16/2011 7:26:53 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: TBBT

Im still bitter about the sofa with Pelosi thing. But i will admit, it love to watch him enviscerate Obama in a debate. It’d almost be like infanticide, or clubbing a baby seal.


9 posted on 11/16/2011 7:27:39 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: noprogs

The polls suggest that Newt’s no joke...


10 posted on 11/16/2011 7:28:07 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
RE :”I’m supporting Newt Gingrich as the most conservative Republican who is electable and most qualified for the position of President

Yes, and he has all the answers to the Nation's biggest problems and they all are easy too.

On Social Security he said cutting taxes will make it solvent by creating more jobs.

On Medicare he said he will get Visa and Mastercard to run it since they are experts at stuff like that.

Who else could come up with stuff like that? He is SO smart.

11 posted on 11/16/2011 7:28:35 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: TBBT

Faced with an ultimate choice between Newt and Mitt, we all pick Newt.

The author does a poor job explaining how it comes down to that choice.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 7:31:18 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: TBBT

Yes I did...and it’s disengenuous:

1. Pushes debating conservative principles as a reason to elect instead of actions.

2. Ignores to many instance in the past 10 years where Newt clearly qualifies as an establishment CINO
Republican.

=8-)

Romney, Pery...same boat that is not going to float with me.

=8-)


13 posted on 11/16/2011 7:31:27 PM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: TBBT

Gingrich is among the top five culprits in the squandering of the substance of the conservative movement since Reagan left office. The fact that anyone who calls themselves conservative takes him seriously is a travesty.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 7:32:59 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: TBBT

To my dismay I have learned that ALL of our Legislators are corrupt. We will again be choosing, what we regard as, the lesser of the evils. Newt is a bastard but he is our bastard. Big corporate speech (money) has corrupted the process. The mere fact that they all become much richer while serving proves this.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 7:34:43 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Repeal The 17th
The author does a poor job explaining how it comes down to that choice.

The CAIN TRAIN is still on its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...

16 posted on 11/16/2011 7:34:57 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: rsobin

Newt is a bastard but he is our bastard
I thought he was the RINOs’ bastard.

Another case of the media trying to pick the candidate.
17 posted on 11/16/2011 7:39:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: rsobin
Big corporate speech (money) has corrupted the process.

Beg to differ.

It is big government itself that has corrupted the process.

Corporations and interest groups spend big money on lobbyists and campaign contributions as a matter of self-defense. Simply put, the government has the power to destroy them. Or, alternatively, to richly reward them.

Take these powers away from government...and big corporate budgets for lobbying, etc. would shrink to a fraction of their current size.

Limited government is innately less prone to corruption than big government.

18 posted on 11/16/2011 7:43:40 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: TBBT

Sheer waste of time. Newt is so yesterday and has more baggage that an airline would allow for its undercarriage.


19 posted on 11/16/2011 7:44:49 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: EternalVigilance
Gingrich is an Intellectual Giant with a Super Sized Ego and the inane ability to eloquently confuse everyone on his flip flopping of what he really Represents.
20 posted on 11/16/2011 7:46:18 PM PST by not2worry
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To: TBBT

NOOT is a joke, and a danged bad one at that! He’s flip-flopped almost as badly as Willard, and has not sounded like a conservative at all during the last dozen years or so.

I’ll hold my nose and vote for him in the general, but the MSM will tear him up and Obozo will win in a landslide.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 7:50:46 PM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: TBBT

Who cares who this guy supports.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 7:52:24 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: TBBT

Who were you for 2 months ago?


23 posted on 11/16/2011 7:56:42 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: sickoflibs
So far at least the GOP is being predictable. They're ignoring the real conservatives and propelling their darlings to the top. I know it's early, but at the current trajectory, we'll end up with four more years of hope and change.
24 posted on 11/16/2011 8:00:20 PM PST by hiredhand
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To: TBBT

While I would love it to be Cain/Gingrich, I could fully support a Gingrich/Cain ticket.


25 posted on 11/16/2011 8:01:40 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: truthfreedom
Who were you for 2 months ago? None Of The Above
26 posted on 11/16/2011 8:04:36 PM PST by TBBT
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To: noprogs

Obama will never be able to win an election ever again, anywhere on earth.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 8:06:34 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: jessduntno

Newt is McCain II.

At least he’s consistent about cheating on and divorcing his wifes. They start to get sick and, boom, they’re gone.

There was a reason why we rejected him right away when he announced.

Cain has been flavor of the month, Perry has been flavor of the month, Bachmann has been flavor of the month. They got to be flavor of the month because there was or is something interesting about each of them, and we were unaware of each of their flaws. Now we know their flaws, and they all have lost or are losing their popularity.

We know Newts flaws. A long list of personal failings, and insufficiently conservative.

Newt’s argument seems to be “the people you’ve put at flavor of the month have all collapsed”. Also, not a bad debater.

That’s really not enough. Santorum is actually a better debater than Newt. Santorum can’t not attack. And he’s smart as well. And a true Social Conservative. Not a tea party conservative, but Newt’s a RINO.

We really don’t need to decide right now. When people are trying to push Newt as a Conservative, it’s time to take a big step back. No need to rush to judgement.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 8:07:20 PM PST by truthfreedom
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Wasn’t NEWT responsible for NAFTA & GAT?


29 posted on 11/16/2011 8:12:39 PM PST by RC51
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To: Repeal The 17th

How many tickets out of Iowa?


30 posted on 11/16/2011 8:17:16 PM PST by truthfreedom
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Newt’s going to have to build a ground game in Iowa pretty quick.


31 posted on 11/16/2011 8:18:35 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: TBBT
Newt Gingrich believes in AGW.
Newt Gingrich is sympathetic to Amnesty.
Newt Gingrich has supported an insurance mandate.
What makes him "conservative" that doesn't conflict with these things?

The Amnesty penchant alone renders everything else he might say out of the right side of his mouth as moot. Once you have 12-40 million new voting Democrat Socialists in the population you also get a one-party Democrat Unitary State very soon regardless how conservative you are.

32 posted on 11/16/2011 8:20:01 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: TBBT

Newt hasn’t changed. We knew who Newt was 2 months ago. And he hasn’t done anything, and really can’t do anything, to change our collective perception of him as unacceptable RINO.

He would’ve been in 1st place the whole year if we liked him.

We already know him. We aren’t learning anything to make him rise in the polls. If we thought he should be in 6th place, with 4%, 2 months ago, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t still be there.


33 posted on 11/16/2011 8:22:31 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: TBBT
Someone on another blog observed that wives and Tiffany must be served.
http://m.yahoo.com/w/news_america/gingrich-defends-big-contracts-freddie-mac-210236186.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=us&.lang=en-us
34 posted on 11/16/2011 8:30:00 PM PST by Carismar
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To: TBBT

Okay, I’m not a Gingrich fan but I think many on FR are being a little silly towards him. He is not a RINO, that is just a stupid thing to say.

He has thirty-five years of a political career to look at. He was a very conservative Congressman from Georgia for a very long time. They don’t elect RINOS. He destroyed Jim Wright, RINOS don’t do that. He along with many others orchestrated the first Republican House majority since Eisenhower, and replaced Bob Michael who was a RINO.

He helped along with Phil Gramm and Bob Walker and others to pass the Reagan economic program in the 1980s. It was Gingrich that began to use Congressional television to nightly present the Conservative message to the country. He was very much responsible for balanced budgets, welfare reform, tax reform etc. while in the House.

Does he have baggage? Sure, but doesn’t Cain and Perry?

This is going to come down to a choice between Gingrich and Romney and to say they are both RINOs is idiotic for one thing and sitting out the election because of that belief dooms our nation to huge deficits, double digit unemployment and weak foreign policy. A high price to pay for the search for the perfect Conservative candidate, a bar that not even Ronald Reagan could have met.

It is time to direct our fire on the real enemy of the country Barry Hussein Obama.


35 posted on 11/16/2011 8:37:57 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: truthfreedom

It’s past time for Rick Santorum to be flavor of the month, but PA people won’t back him.


36 posted on 11/16/2011 8:42:34 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

But until he gets a bump, and gets ripped apart, we can’t make any valid argument for Newt.

Newt’s resume has more bad stuff than Santorums resume. And we don’t know anything really about Santorum.

Newt is peaking too early.

Rick’s a Socon, he should be able to do pretty well with evangelicals in Iowa.


37 posted on 11/16/2011 8:51:25 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Patrick1

There is no reason at all to claim that “it’s time” to do anything.

The tea party conservative will battle until the end against the establishment RINO.

Newt vs Romney is Establishment vs Establishment. If tea party flirts with supporting Newt, or Romney, one tv commercial will solve that. There still will be a tea party candidate, and this is a good year for a tea party candidate, since they did great ground game last Fall. Cain, Bachmann, Paul are tea party.


38 posted on 11/16/2011 8:54:53 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Really now. Quite a bold move.

I could support any of them but Perry in Nov 2012.


39 posted on 11/16/2011 8:58:07 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

Unless you were one of Newt’s wives, why do you care about his sex life?


40 posted on 11/16/2011 9:01:17 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Esperanza y Cambio!)
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To: truthfreedom

Paul is not Tea Party, he is nutball. Cain is very inexperienced and will continue to wilt as is Bachmann.

Gingrich is all that is left.


41 posted on 11/16/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: RC51

NAFTA was Reagan’s idea. It’s called traditional free market 19th Century Liberalism. I guess that makes Reagan a liberal.


42 posted on 11/16/2011 9:02:47 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Esperanza y Cambio!)
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To: Lou Budvis
Because it's an invitation to join
43 posted on 11/16/2011 9:06:04 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Patrick1

“Okay, I’m not a Gingrich fan but I think many on FR are being a little silly towards him. He is not a RINO, that is just a stupid thing to say.

He has thirty-five years of a political career to look at. He was a very conservative Congressman from Georgia for a very long time. They don’t elect RINOS. He destroyed Jim Wright, RINOS don’t do that. He along with many others orchestrated the first Republican House majority since Eisenhower, and replaced Bob Michael who was a RINO.

He helped along with Phil Gramm and Bob Walker and others to pass the Reagan economic program in the 1980s. It was Gingrich that began to use Congressional television to nightly present the Conservative message to the country. He was very much responsible for balanced budgets, welfare reform, tax reform etc. while in the House.

Does he have baggage? Sure, but doesn’t Cain and Perry?

This is going to come down to a choice between Gingrich and Romney and to say they are both RINOs is idiotic for one thing and sitting out the election because of that belief dooms our nation to huge deficits, double digit unemployment and weak foreign policy. A high price to pay for the search for the perfect Conservative candidate, a bar that not even Ronald Reagan could have met.

It is time to direct our fire on the real enemy of the country Barry Hussein Obama”


100% correct. Newt was leading the conservative charge when Perry was still a democrat, Cain was making pizzas, and Romney was doing nothing in politics.


44 posted on 11/16/2011 9:08:57 PM PST by Lou Budvis (Esperanza y Cambio!)
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To: sickoflibs
I think you might want to carefully re-examine how you interpreted his short delivery trying to address how much money could be saved by using new systems such as IBM offered in reducing fraud and abuse and outright criminal crimes being perpetrated within the Social Security, Medicare systems. He was simply using examples to try to drive home a point. As for his remark on cutting taxes in a way that could bolster our economy, and get some eighteen million plus back to work to help create a larger revenue stream, again his short time was used to try to simply make a point. No different then say Herman has said in short sound bites.
For the record. I have watched every debate as well as that long debate. I can't support your particular examples of where Newt screwed the pouch on those particular issues.
And I hate these debates. No one is given a chance to speak at length at to how they might consider fixing any of our nations long term ills. What can one say in short 60 second burst or 30 seconds rebuttals. The problems at hand are very complicated in their entire scope.
Time for me to hit the rack. Do have a great upcoming day.
45 posted on 11/16/2011 9:32:55 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Isn’t he the guy who crafted the Contract with America that led to the first pubbie congress in 50 years?

He certainly has his warts trying to equate him with mittens is stupid.


46 posted on 11/16/2011 9:33:57 PM PST by Leto
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To: TBBT

The question I ask is do we bet our chips on Gingrich when we know Obama has a $Billion ready for the air wars that will be the dirtiest campaign ever fought against a Republican candidate? Does Gingrich even have a team in place?


47 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:34 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Patrick1

I nominate you for the post of the night. Well said.


48 posted on 11/16/2011 9:53:34 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: TBBT

Neat is a stinking liberal, beltway RINO. If people can’t see that then they deserve Bambi for 4 more years


49 posted on 11/16/2011 9:56:45 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: truthfreedom

” No need to rush to judgement.”

True enough. But not Sanctorum...he’s the inner-visible man.


50 posted on 11/16/2011 10:01:35 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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