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VIDEO: NEWT 'HITS HOMERUN' AT POLK GOP DINNER
Newt.org ^ | 12/2/2011 | Newt

Posted on 12/03/2011 8:21:10 AM PST by TBBT

Newt spoke to a standing room only crowd of over 400 people last night at the Polk County GOP dinner in Johnston, Iowa. According to Kevin Hall from The Iowa Republican, Newt hit a homerun with the capacity crowd. Because of Newt's solutions-oriented campaign and optimistic vision for America, Hall notes that "Republicans are flocking to Gingrich in droves."

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To: MizSterious
Newt often gives good speeches, mainly because he makes sure that he says what he thinks people want to hear.

ALL politicians will do this. Newt will also say things they don't want to hear, and do it on purpose. He gets bashed for adding a dash of reality.

51 posted on 12/03/2011 9:15:58 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: TBBT
The same was felt about Reagan.

Not by me, it wasn't.

Reagan had a solid core of conservative principals that guided his decision making processes. Newt has no such foundation....and I like the guy.

Newt is a grandiose problem solver. And without the Reagan-style conservative philosophical foundation, no one can predict how Newt will "problem solve".

52 posted on 12/03/2011 9:18:57 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: trebb

You’re not kidding! What he said the other day about children who live in neighborhoods where no example of hard work is shown will, themselves, grow to be poor/non-workers is a case in point. What he said is, of course, absolutely true. And in context of his other remarks, it becomes undeniable. But sound-byted, it is like blood in the water to a gathering of makos.

I love him for this...but you really gotta be ready someimes when it comes to defending Newt.


53 posted on 12/03/2011 9:21:08 AM PST by MarDav
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To: trebb

You’re not kidding! What he said the other day about children who live in neighborhoods where no example of hard work is shown will, themselves, grow to be poor/non-workers is a case in point. What he said is, of course, absolutely true. And in context of his other remarks, it becomes undeniable. But sound-byted, it is like blood in the water to a gathering of makos.

I love him for this...but you really gotta be ready someimes when it comes to defending Newt.


54 posted on 12/03/2011 9:21:51 AM PST by MarDav
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To: trebb

You’re not kidding! What he said the other day about children who live in neighborhoods where no example of hard work is shown will, themselves, grow to be poor/non-workers is a case in point. What he said is, of course, absolutely true. And in context of his other remarks, it becomes undeniable. But sound-byted, it is like blood in the water to a gathering of makos.

I love him for this...but you really gotta be ready someimes when it comes to defending Newt.


55 posted on 12/03/2011 9:22:36 AM PST by MarDav
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To: vekzen

“I think he really needs some colleagues he worked with in the past giving him a thumbs up. If he can’t produce any, what does that say?”

Well, when Boehner and his buddies slithered out of the shadows to stab him in the back because Newt wouldn’t back down with Clinton (something y’all would be cheering today if he did it to Dingy Harry) and they blamed Newt for the losses that came, when he got tipped off, he tore a few new ones for some of the Grand Old Potty - so maybe there are some who aren’t too hot on Newt. Which is OK with me. Isn’t that what we wanted? Take on the Corrupt Bastards? The Grand Old Potty is as bad as the Dhims. What have they done? Sweeping entitlement reforms? Take on the debt issue? They can’t.

The only leadership in the country worse than the WH is in the RNC and the House.

What do we have here, a bunch of kids or amnesiacs? He kicked the snot out of the Dems and he’ll do it again and won’t care who he pisses off. Which, of course, is what I like about him.

“Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate. But Republican primary voters too often make the mistake of preferring an unattainable ideal to the best candidate who is actually running. In this incredibly important election, that candidate is Newt Gingrich. He has the experience, the leadership qualities and the vision to lead this country in these trying times. He is worthy of your support on January 10.” - NH Union Leader

Oh...and Politics ain’t beanbag. Stiffen your spines, stop whining and get behind someone who has been there and worked with giants. Yeah, like Newt.

If we don’t change the GOP from top to bottom and eliminate the insiders, it will be the end of the Republic ... they all need to be dismissed. They have made a mockery of Conservatism and of our way of life. I will not contribute or vote for any candidate who toes the GOP party line ...


56 posted on 12/03/2011 9:23:45 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: ez

Will MO an BHO fly to Hawaii solo?

Who will replace Reggie Love? Who surrounds BHO presently? What functions do all these people that go on these monstrous trips perform for BHO? are these people mostly Black? Mostly one sex? Young?

Anyone remember the pic of 0bama on the tarmac in Canada walking, shortly before the 2008 election? He was surrounded by NOI, not Sec Sve, although he had SS protection.


57 posted on 12/03/2011 9:24:57 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TBBT

Betting also he did not use a teleprompter?


58 posted on 12/03/2011 9:29:27 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Raebie; All

“The VP pick this year is going to be crucial. Wish we had an idea of who he’s leaning towards”

A completely uninformed guess, but I would bet we see these names on the Short List:

Nikki Haley (Most likely choice, for a WHOLE BUNCH OF REASONS)
Marco Rubio (but I doubt it.)
Alan West (Wouldn’t that just blow up the Democrat Base?)
Mark Sanford
Mitt Romney
Susana Martinez
Rick Snyder


59 posted on 12/03/2011 9:29:27 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: TBBT
I still believe that Newt would make a fantastic President.
60 posted on 12/03/2011 9:36:27 AM PST by Logical me
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To: muddler

post 43
I’m conservative and I’m for Newt. Why do some conservatives and Tea Partiers attempt to talk for all??? I’m an active member of several Tea Party groups as well as the Republican party. I would like to blend the Tea Party members into the Republican party. I believe it would make the Republican party more conservative and strengthen the Tea Party. Of course most of the Tea p[arty members I know vote and consider themselves to be Repiblican.


61 posted on 12/03/2011 9:37:07 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: MizSterious

B/S......who else can articulate the wide range of issues this country faces? Forget his past, this about now and our future. I believe Newt understands he is in the last quarter of his life. He loves this country and wants to make ammends to the past and leave this world on the right side. Can anyone say that about Obama?


62 posted on 12/03/2011 9:46:54 AM PST by mmanager
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To: tcrlaf

Agree with you 100%


63 posted on 12/03/2011 9:47:53 AM PST by kjam22
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To: TBBT

Those people are farmers they enjoy a good BS slinging event.


64 posted on 12/03/2011 9:51:35 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: tcrlaf

-——Alan West-——

Unacceptable racist.

He dissed Herman to be number one republican black guy


65 posted on 12/03/2011 9:52:33 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: TBBT

THIS is one of the best speeches I’ve heard in some time. I LOVE how it illuminates the most BASIC principle of this nation: that our rights come from GOD and that they are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I particularly liked that he discussed the the authentic meaning of “pursuit of happiness,” which is the pursuit of VIRTUE...because that DOES make us genuinely happy.

This is sooo refreshing....and filled with common sense.


66 posted on 12/03/2011 9:56:08 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: org.whodat
Those people are farmers they enjoy a good BS slinging event.

Cute. Of course, Polk Co. is mostly urban.

67 posted on 12/03/2011 9:56:31 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: killermosquito

“2. He wants to be liked by the enemy”

The way he attacks Obama and the msm seems to belie that notion.


68 posted on 12/03/2011 9:56:55 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: SumProVita

It would be even better if his political actions actually lined up with those principles.


69 posted on 12/03/2011 9:57:50 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: EricT.

Oh please.... see what I mean - he’s going to have dumb it down for those who “Snort” ....


70 posted on 12/03/2011 9:58:11 AM PST by mike_9958
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To: EternalVigilance
Everyone in Iowa, unless they crossed the southern border are/were farmers. It is their heritage. And whenever newt speaks it is the same BS slinging event, called more and bigger government.
71 posted on 12/03/2011 10:04:57 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: EternalVigilance

If you review ALL of his history...many of them have lined up with those principles. I also happen to believe that Speaker Gingrich has learned from his mistakes.


72 posted on 12/03/2011 10:05:18 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: org.whodat

Whatever.


73 posted on 12/03/2011 10:06:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: SumProVita

You’re very generous. Very, very, very generous.


74 posted on 12/03/2011 10:07:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I am trying to be as generous with others as my Savior has been with me.

;-)


75 posted on 12/03/2011 10:10:36 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: tcrlaf

“I’m old enough, and my memory is still good enough, to remember how Reagan was called a RINO, a sellout, Regan’s puppet, yada,yada,yada, by CONSERVATIVES.”

I don’t, but since your memory is so good, perhaps you could name names and give specific quotes, just to set the (now-disputed) record straight.


76 posted on 12/03/2011 10:12:57 AM PST by ngat
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To: SumProVita
I am trying to be as generous with others as my Savior has been with me. ;-)

Gonna have add a whole lot more "very"s...

:-)

77 posted on 12/03/2011 10:17:25 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: ngat

“but since your memory is so good”

Have you forgotten Reagan’s Amnesty for illegal aliens?
Or just your ability to remember how to use Google?


78 posted on 12/03/2011 10:18:45 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ez
The problem you Newt cultists have is you worship at the PR shrine manufactured about Newt. The real Newt falls far far far short of the PR about Newt. There is no way for him to actually live up to the spin.

Find it odd that the same Freepers who recklessly spun all these sort of cult of personality fantasizes about McCain in 2008 are back now doing the same with Newt.

Did you people learn NOTHING from 2008?

79 posted on 12/03/2011 10:19:51 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: EternalVigilance; org.whodat

“Those people are farmers they enjoy a good BS slinging event.”

Maybe you oughta go, ugh.whodat, they might run low on ammo and you can finally be of use for something.


80 posted on 12/03/2011 10:20:25 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: SumProVita

But seriously, we’re not talking about his salvation. We’re talking about his fitness for the presidency of the United States.

And, the fact is, there is a real disconnect between his paeans to God-given rights and his recently-stated immoral “implantation” position on abortion, and his support for things like immoral, unconstitutional “fetal pain” legislation.

In other words, he’s still playing you, just like he always has.


81 posted on 12/03/2011 10:22:34 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: MNJohnnie

MNJohnnie! How you doing? Haven’t seen you around for a while...

How’s that suicide watch coming along...? You, Fred, and org.whodat, hanging in there?


82 posted on 12/03/2011 10:27:24 AM PST by TBBT
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To: jessduntno

I don’t get it.


83 posted on 12/03/2011 10:34:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: jessduntno

I don’t get it.


84 posted on 12/03/2011 10:34:32 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: Aria

I’d vote for one.

Just as an aside, I have skeletons in my closet, grinning skeletons.

Who I was in my past isn’t who I am now, I am very far from perfect.


85 posted on 12/03/2011 10:35:05 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Sorry...I meant to send it to ugh.whodat.


86 posted on 12/03/2011 10:37:05 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

Ah.

No problem.


87 posted on 12/03/2011 10:43:19 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: MNJohnnie

What I recall about the prevailing sentiment here in 2008 regarding McCain was that he was better than the alternative (how true!), but that no one was under the illusion he was a conservative dream candidate. I think most of us will support the GOP nominee, with the understanding that defeating Obama is necessary for the survival of our republic. I, for one, am leaning toward Newt, and praying we get the conservative firebrand of the 80’s and 90’s, because I believe he is the most conservative candidate who can win, and who would know how to use the mechanics of government to steer the ship to the right.


88 posted on 12/03/2011 10:47:49 AM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I like Santorum, too, but in the polls he’s only 3 points ahead of me . . . and I’m not running.


89 posted on 12/03/2011 10:50:46 AM PST by choirboy
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To: tcrlaf

Ha!I didn’t think you could.


90 posted on 12/03/2011 10:54:55 AM PST by ngat
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To: TBBT
"There was a thought or two that struck me while I watched this. I was thinking about the differences between the candidates and what made some more appealing than others. What works and what doesn't in making connections. What I saw in this Newt speech that others lack is his ability to be engaging and at times inspiring."

I see NEWT as a hollow man, I also see his ability which is most crafty and cunning, that is, he uses good words and fair speeches in order to deceive the minds of his audience.

NEWT has a long history of supporting liberal ideals, while saying he is conservative, don't be fooled into thinking this tiger has changed his stripes.

BEWARE the NEWT!

91 posted on 12/03/2011 11:19:55 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: EternalVigilance

“In other words, he’s still playing you, just like he always has.”

Gee, you’re not giving me too much credit there. ;-)

Trust me... there were times in the past when I was quite upset with Speaker Gingrich. I’m also aware that, should he be chosen, there will most assuredly be times in the future where I will disagree with him as well.

I am very aware of his mistakes and their context. Please understand that I STILL don’t know if he is the candidate or not. I (and I’m SURE that I’m not alone) have putting in a fair amount of prayer about this election...and about the the entire cultural/political direction of this nation. I also KNOW that God will answer those prayers.


92 posted on 12/03/2011 11:44:36 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: MarDav

I am sometimes bewildered by all this talk about perfect candidates. We will never match the first candidate, Washington, and even he was catching hell by the end of his first term. Hoover was the first candidate in 1928. He won big. Wilkie was the perfect candidate in 1940, with all the charm of FDR and that third-term thing hanging around FDR’s neck—that and the depression. Then came the fall of France, and it became clear to everyone that we were back to 1916 and suddenly, advantage to Roosevelt. Dewey to be the right guy in 1948, bus wasn’t because the farmers of the Middle West remembered what had happened to farm prices after WWI and wanted the protection that Truman offered them. Ike was perfect. Nixon seemed to be the perfect candidate in 1960. Barry —well Barry was buried by Camelot, but also because he wasn’t a great candidate.

But why rehearse the obvious. You go to war with the candidate you have. Only, I guess, you need to have leaders who have clear goals. But —as the Bible says—put not your faith in princes, and there is that thing called the fog of war. Politics is a messy business and the men in power never seem to handle their jobs better than the rest of us do. Maybe like baseball, where perfection is batting over .300.


93 posted on 12/03/2011 11:47:55 AM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: chris37

Yeah...me too. :-)


94 posted on 12/03/2011 11:56:44 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: vekzen
Newt has done well in the debates. That is why he is where he is.

But what bothers me about Newt is brought out in your post.
Too many people that know him don't like him very much.

The reason for that is becoming more clear. He is good in a debate, he is a smooth talker, but he is absolutely unprincipled and self absorbed. Newt is showing how he is arrogant and narcissistic by all of those other sit downs on TV. Newt has a huge ego and that will make him a disaster. He may be the only person who could make Obama a sympathetic character. I see no humility in Newt. Someone should at least sit him down and tell him to tone the arrogance back. If they don't, or he won't listen, we will be doomed to 4 more years of Obama.

95 posted on 12/03/2011 12:06:00 PM PST by dforest
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To: choirboy
I like Santorum, too, but in the polls he’s only 3 points ahead of me . . . and I’m not running.

I don't care about polls and "electability." With Cain now out, It's just Santorum and MB, and I don't trust her because I think she made a deal with Romney a long time ago to help stop Palin.

So, it's pretty much Santorum, the last Conservative still standing, with far fewer RINO warts than the Newt.

96 posted on 12/03/2011 12:47:44 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ngat

Oh, get over yourself, newbie


97 posted on 12/03/2011 12:53:29 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MarDav
Nothing would motivate me more to fight the horrors of obama than to be actively promoting Sarah.
98 posted on 12/03/2011 12:53:51 PM PST by Republic (SO-uhbama sought help from romney MA healthcare authors? DUMP ROMNEY, no way will he kill obamacare.)
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To: MarDav
Nothing would motivate me more to fight the horrors of obama than to be actively promoting Sarah.
99 posted on 12/03/2011 12:54:11 PM PST by Republic (SO-uhbama sought help from romney MA healthcare authors? DUMP ROMNEY, no way will he kill obamacare.)
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To: Mr. K

My problem with Mitt Romney is I’m not quite sure he wants the job. After interviewing 100’s of potential employees, I usual hire not just the ones who seem competent, but also the ones who act as if the really want the position.

I know there is a fine line between acting “presidential” without pulling out a Howard Dean moment, but Mitt please show a litte passion. Your not just changing your oil here, your applying for the most powerful job in the world.


100 posted on 12/03/2011 1:07:58 PM PST by skinndogNN
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