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Gingrich: GOP voters can trust him, won’t push ‘big government’
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-04 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 12/04/2011 2:07:57 PM PST by rabscuttle385

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To: Hattie

And we can trust Romney even less.


51 posted on 12/04/2011 3:37:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: trisham

OK...I watched Newt & Santorum’s turns on Huckabee. Admittedly that was not Rick at his best. I’d still take him over Gingrich in a heartbeat.


52 posted on 12/04/2011 3:46:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Santorum was good in one of the earlier debates and I had hopes for him, but his numbers have continued to be low. Barring a miracle, he's not going to make it this time around. Bachmann has an excellent record, and has her talking points down, but if she has to deviate from her script she stumbles. Her attacks on other candidates appear to be off-putting to many of us.

My first pick was Palin. Then Cain. Now I have a list of candidates for whom I would be willing to vote. Am I happy? No.

53 posted on 12/04/2011 3:55:25 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
"Santorum was good in one of the earlier debates..."

Santorum has done exceptionally well in all the debates considering the fact that he has been the most screwed in regards to the time he's been allotted:

2012 Debate Inequities

Every one says "he seems so rushed..." Well, duh~!

54 posted on 12/04/2011 4:05:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jim Robinson

In the late 60’s I had a bumper sticker that read “HAPPINESS is a REPUBLICAN CONGRESS”, Newt was a big part of making that happen. My wife and I have always liked Newt. My wife has been for Newt since he announced, I didn’t like the idea of going through a campaign explaining and apoligizing for his baggage. I looked forward to Perry coming into the campaign and thought he could be our caped crusader but as the candidates stood side by side and expoused their ideas and solutions, Newt’s baggage didn’t appear to be so heavy. Newt is where he is in the polls because of his own abilities, not money, not media, not endorsements. I am happy for him and for America. AMERICA needs an advocate and I believe that AMERICA’S advocate is NEWT.


55 posted on 12/04/2011 4:06:04 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

In the late 60’s I had a bumper sticker that read “HAPPINESS is a REPUBLICAN CONGRESS”, Newt was a big part of making that happen. My wife and I have always liked Newt. My wife has been for Newt since he announced, I didn’t like the idea of going through a campaign explaining and apoligizing for his baggage. I looked forward to Perry coming into the campaign and thought he could be our caped crusader but as the candidates stood side by side and expoused their ideas and solutions, Newt’s baggage didn’t appear to be so heavy. Newt is where he is in the polls because of his own abilities, not money, not media, not endorsements. I am happy for him and for America. AMERICA needs an advocate and I believe that AMERICA’S advocate is NEWT.


56 posted on 12/04/2011 4:06:19 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Joe 6-pack

He’s still on my list, but he’s not polling well.


57 posted on 12/04/2011 4:09:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
"He’s still on my list, but he’s not polling well."

That's what everybody says. Until Friday, I was part of everybody. Then I decided to damn the polls and make a difference :-)

Care to join me?

58 posted on 12/04/2011 4:13:53 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That would make two of us. :)


59 posted on 12/04/2011 4:15:41 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Imho, neither Santorum nor Bachmann were presidential in last night’s debate. I’m sorry.

Compared to who? Perry, Mitt and Paul?

LOL!

60 posted on 12/04/2011 4:18:53 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: trisham
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step :-)
61 posted on 12/04/2011 4:20:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FreeReign

Compared to Gingrich.


62 posted on 12/04/2011 4:29:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

May I bring my dogs? :)


63 posted on 12/04/2011 4:30:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
The Rev. Terry Bones has officially endorsed Senator Santorum for his strong stance against radical islam...


64 posted on 12/04/2011 4:34:20 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim....feels like I’ve lost a FRiend when I can’t communicate here!


65 posted on 12/04/2011 4:35:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim....feels like I’ve lost a FRiend when I can’t communicate here!


66 posted on 12/04/2011 4:36:02 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Joe 6-pack

He’s the Beau Brummell of German Shepherd dogs. :)


67 posted on 12/04/2011 4:37:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; rodguy911; Joe 6-pack; trisham

I don’t see any signs of Sarah Palin being drafted or even a signal from her that she’s willing, which leaves me ready to go all in for Gingrich in order to defeat Romney first and then the Marxist.

I won’t vote for that insult to our men and women in uniform, Ron Paul either.

Life is first with me, just like it is with you, and SCOTUS is high on my list too. I trust Gingrich to nominate strict Constitutionalists and I trust Gingrich to take the fight to the Marxist better equipped than his rivals.

I continue to pray for all of our conservative candidates and for our Republic.


68 posted on 12/04/2011 4:50:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>We must draft, nominate and elect Sarah Palin president in the most crushing tidal wave of enthusiastic good judgment ever seen in the history of this nation.<<

As much as I would like to scream that sentiment from the housetops I believe it would be a disservice to this country and Sarah Palin and her family. God gave Sarah a special needs child for a reason and it’s not to be all but abandoned due to Presidential responsibilities.

Also this country is in deep trouble. The world situation is not going to allow us to get out of that trouble in one short term of a conservative President. A totally conservative President would be blamed for not turning this country around. An almost conservative like Gingerich would get things rolling but may well set up the atmosphere for a more conservative the next go round. He has the knowledge. He’s bull dog enough and he does have the inside working knowledge of many of those who are still in congress. If Sarah were elected and this doesn’t turn around conservatives would be out for good.

69 posted on 12/04/2011 4:57:34 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Jim Robinson; rabscuttle385

Check this out: http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/how-ron-paul-could-win?CID=examiner_alerts_article


70 posted on 12/04/2011 5:14:19 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Signalman

OMG. Of course the libs want Newt. . . he cannot win. Smart but smarky. When is everyone going to realize that the libs want to pick our candidate, and they ‘ll do it by hook or by crook.
Palin. Done.
Cain.Done.
Santorum. No Threat.
Bachman. No Threat.
Huntsman. No Threat.
Paul. No threat but could be.
Perry. No threat but could be.
Romney. Threat. Major Threat.

And guess what. . . Hillary is growing her hair, had her eye lift, soon to put on the pearls again. Don’t count her out.


71 posted on 12/04/2011 5:53:32 PM PST by adc
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To: rabscuttle385

“Gingrich . . . stood by his recent proposals to allow some families of undocumented workers to remain in the country.”

Then I stand by my proposal not to vote for you.

You’re welcome to your position, Neut, and I’m welcome to mine.


72 posted on 12/04/2011 6:04:17 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: adc
Perry. No threat but could be

Perry has been my choice since he announced. Some of you are on your third choice. My lazy way is easier.

73 posted on 12/04/2011 6:14:39 PM PST by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: dcwusmc

Now why would I want Ron Paul to win? So Iran can be free to nuke Israel as they’re threatening daily to do? No thanks.


74 posted on 12/04/2011 6:22:45 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: dcwusmc

I don’t want to go where Mitt Romney wants to lead and I don’t want to go where Ron Paul wants to lead. Romney and Paul are dead to me.


75 posted on 12/04/2011 6:24:59 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: chesty_puller

lol. I’m not on my third. I have been waiting to see who the media doesn’t want most desperately. So far they’ve told us.. . .2 down. But they’ll be happy with Newt.


76 posted on 12/04/2011 6:36:16 PM PST by adc
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To: Kenny

Do you support the Heritage Foundation, one of the premiere conservative think tanks? You realize that Newt didn’t just come up w/ the individual mandate by himself. He worked in conjunction w/ the Heritage Foundation.

Is the Heritage Foundation not worth supporting either because of trying to come up w/ solutions that ultimately failed? Most great thinkers have as many bad ideas as they do good. It’s ferreting out between the two where the great ones flourish.

I’m sure glad I don’t have others trumpeting all of my failures & bad ideas on a regular basis. I’ve accomplished a great deal in my life thanks to creative thinking. Not all the thoughts were great, but they ultimately to the great ones, because I was at least willing to think & take risks in the laboratory of life.

I hear the belly acher’s about Newt’s thoughts on individual mandates & the like (not implimitation mind you) & even though I disagree vehemently w/ the premise, I applaud the effort, something that his detractors are seemingly so unwilling to do. They bash Newt but have no answers themselves. Do you? What are your answers to healthcare?


77 posted on 12/04/2011 6:46:42 PM PST by Confab
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To: Jim Robinson
“Gingrich is much preferable over Romney. Or Ron Paul.”
-Jim Robinson 12/4/11

Finally some sense to this madness. Process over. Time to turn the political guns on Obama and the socialists...

78 posted on 12/04/2011 6:52:49 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Confab

I wouldn’t support an individual mandate if Ronald Reagan suggested it. We HAVE to get government out of our lives or we’re doomed and I don’t believe that Newt is 100% on board with that.

You’re right, everyone makes mistakes and we need to accept that for all candidates but forcing American citizens to participate in yet another doomed-to-fail program is no small error.

Just sayin’


79 posted on 12/04/2011 7:02:52 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Kenny

The point wasn’t whether you supported the mandate, I think very few, if any here do. The question was whether you support the Heritage Foundation regardless of some of their foibles.

Newt has said one of the first things he will do as POTUS is get rid of Obamacare & by virtue of that, individual mandates. If you don’t believe he’ll do that, that’s one thing, but if you believe, as I do, that Newt doesn’t say one thing & do another, then this is really just a red herring. His record is clear as to doing what he says he’ll do. That’s not always a good thing, but it IS who he is. I can deal w/ known better than the unknown.


80 posted on 12/04/2011 7:12:25 PM PST by Confab
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To: Kenny
"I think Perry, Huntsman, Bachmann, and Santorum all have better records and less baggage. Paul is just a moonbat."

I agree, but it's just not working for them. They're all somehow just a little short when it comes time to step up and make it clear why they're the best one. Newt is better than Romney but far from perfect. He's OK mainly because, like baseball, it's a long game and you have to look at batting averages not just home runs. Romney doesn't even make the team and get to go the plate as far as I"m concerned. He's just a clone of Barry who claims to follow different false prophet and isn't part black.

Regards

81 posted on 12/04/2011 10:40:38 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Because the biggest threat we face is from within, not outside this country. The erosion of our Constitution is the ONLY thing that will bring us down, not a foreign threat, and for my money, Dr. Paul is the only one running with a thirty year track record of full support for the Constitution. NONE of the others can match that, even though most of the time he stood alone.

With respect to Israel, I pretty much agree with his stance: no foreign aid to ANY NATION, Israel included, and no strings to bind any action she feels needful for her own protection. That, I submit, is a FAR superior way to support a friend than trying to use U. S. taxpayers’ money to impose the will of the current mohammedan-in-chief.

Also, Dr. Paul is the only one of the crop who’s served in uniform. I think that may partially account for his popularity with service people. And, FYI, virtually ALL of the Marines I know or talk with, current, retired and prior service, support him. They’ll bring him up and try to convince ME to support him. So I figure if the tip of the spear likes Dr. Paul, we may yet have a chance to restore our Republic without bloodshed. Or, at least, without MUCH bloodshed.


82 posted on 12/04/2011 11:18:32 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc

Sorry, pal. If Iran is allowed to attack Israel it would spark WWIII. Ron Paul can go straight to hell as far as I’m concerned.


83 posted on 12/04/2011 11:24:59 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: dcwusmc

Paul and all his 911 truther buddies can go straight to hell.


84 posted on 12/04/2011 11:26:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If Israel is not compelled to act contrary to her own best interests by Obummer or any other U.S. president because of the hold of our “aid” to her, Iran’s threat could AND WOULD be dealt with in a decisive manner that would preclude any other such attempts. However, AS A DIRECT RESULT OF “foreign aid” provided by U.S. taxpayers at the point of fedgov’s gun, Israel can be, and IS, pressured to act (or not act) against her own interests. This perceived weakness is and always will be exploited by the mohammedans who want every trace of Judeo-Christian morals and ethics obliterated. It is particularly bad under our current illegitimate regime in the aptly named District of Criminals. And it will not perceptibly change until Israel (and every other country in the world) is weaned OFF of OUR tax dollars.

This is Ron Paul’s position and, given obummer’s open hatred of Israel, it makes more sense now than ever! Official government-to-government “aid” like this is the worst possible thing we could do to Israel. Person-to-person, PRIVATE GIVING would be the absolute BEST thing to be done. And should worse come to worst, I would, personally, offer my life and service to defend Israel, as would many others, I’m sure. Just get fedgov OUT OF THE WAY. Which is ALL Dr. Paul has been saying. He is not and has never been the anti-Semite his detractors want to paint him.

NOR is he a “9/11 truther,” any more than you or I are. His oft-misquoted remarks were reflective of and bolstered by OFFICIAL CIA reports that came out after 9/11. That part was glossed over or just plain ignored and he’s been falsely (and knowingly so by most of the slimeballs who hate and fear him) painted as something he clearly is NOT.

I understand and share your loathing for Mittens, but Dr. Paul is the polar opposite of every big government wet dream Mittens and Newtie and Obummer and, to a lesser but still troubling extent, Perry have.


85 posted on 12/05/2011 1:32:59 AM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc

Dr Paul can KMA!


86 posted on 12/05/2011 2:50:17 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: dcwusmc
....I understand and share your loathing for Mittens, but Dr. Paul is the polar opposite of every big government wet dream Mittens and Newtie and Obummer and, to a lesser but still troubling extent, Perry have.

Nice throw away line to smear Gov. Perry. Explain in detail.

87 posted on 12/05/2011 2:58:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: onyx

Amen, onyx.


88 posted on 12/05/2011 7:49:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You ARE aware, are you not, of Perry’s stances on illegal aliens? That alone is a deal breaker for me, leaving alone anything else (and, according to many from Texas, there is much more).


89 posted on 12/05/2011 10:42:41 AM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You ARE aware, are you not, of Perry’s stances on illegal aliens? That alone is a deal breaker for me, leaving alone anything else (and, according to many from Texas, there is much more).


90 posted on 12/05/2011 10:43:51 AM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc
You ARE aware, are you not, of Perry’s stances on illegal aliens?

I KNOW what it is. Seal the border. No amnesty.

91 posted on 12/05/2011 11:06:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was 20 I wanted a date with Cheryl Teigs.......

But I moved on because it was a fantasy.


92 posted on 12/05/2011 1:32:16 PM PST by Leto
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WHERE did you hear that? What about his in-state tuition for illegals? That’s NOT amnesty?


93 posted on 12/05/2011 1:52:56 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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