Skip to comments.The So-Called Conservative Media Attacks Newt Gingrich
Posted on 12/06/2011 3:27:47 PM PST by COBOL2Java
RUSH: It's like clockwork. It's becoming predictable. I don't care who it is, a Republican presidential candidate breaks out of the pack, gets close to Romney -- or even surpasses Romney in polling data in certain states -- and the Republican establishment goes after him. Today there is a coordinated -- well, I don't know that it's coordinated, but it sure appears to be. Regardless, no matter where you look in the Republican establishment media today, there looks to be a coordinated attack on Mr. Newt. I'm not gonna mention any names because you know when I do, all I do is elevate these people and the names don't matter here.
I've never shared this, folks. Being number one, I mean there's nothing like it and I wouldn't trade it, but it carries limitations, it brings limitations with it. By definition anybody I talk about is smaller than I am so when I talk about 'em I elevate 'em and call attention to what really is not noticed by a whole lot of people. So there's a lot of stuff I can't, either by virtue of my professional policy and by virtue of common sense, there's a lot of stuff that I don't talk about because it doesn't deserve to be any more widely spread than it already is on its own. Do you understand what I'm saying, Snerdley? It's a very limiting thing, and it's amazing how this has changed over the course -- I remember the first five years this program, I don't care what it was, unless, you know, some little newspaper in Oshkosh ripped me, I wouldn't talk about that, but I mean for the most part I could talk about pretty much anything and not worry about giving it a wider berth than it already had.
But now pretty much everything I talk about is gonna get a wider berth than it already has which is one of the reasons why I have this ban on MSNBC. Why should I give them a bigger audience than they can attract on their own, for example? You see what I'm talking about here? (interruption) What were you gonna say? I know. Exactly right. There are people who try to trick me into talking about them, hoping I'll talk about 'em to put 'em on the map. Exactly right, Snerdley. Very perceptive on your part. So I'm just gonna tell you, there are -- count 'em, one, two, three, four -- there are five, not counting whatever's happened on television, there are five hit pieces on Newt Gingrich today that come from Republican establishment conservative media. It's amazing.
I want to call these people and say, "Let me ask you a question. When this is all over, who would you rather have --" and, by the way, none of this is to defend Newt. I don't want to be misunderstood on this, folks. None of this is to defend. I mean this is pure, 100% commentary right now. But I feel like calling some of these people, which of course I would never do, I don't call anybody 'cause I actually don't like talking to people. I would say, "Do you really at the end of the day prefer Obama to Newt? 'Cause that's what you're gonna bring off here if you keep this up." What's happening, anybody that gets close to Romney -- we talked about this yesterday, we talked about this back in November. The Republican establishment is now, I'm convinced, fully invested in Romney, which is fine, I'm not endorsing anybody, but the reason is the House and Senate, not the White House.
I am convinced the more I read and the more I read between the lines, these people I'm talking about don't seem all that confident Obama can be beat, but they do think that Romney can help the Republicans pick up Senate seats and hold the House. I didn't think holding the House was in question here, but some of these people think that it is. Now, of course your goal and my goal is much different than this. We want the White House. We want to dispatch Obama. We look at this list of Republican nominees and we take any of them over Obama. So while you and I may have problems with each candidate, some of them more so than others, we still take every one of them. Whoever wins this we're gonna support them.
Now, actually that's not true. There's some rock-ribbed conservatives who may, if the wrong candidate's nominated here, sit out, but you are different than the people I'm talking about. These people, we're not even talking about ideology with conservative versus liberal or Republican versus Democrat. This is strictly inside-the-Beltway political machinations that are going on here that are the determining factor. So it's just interesting to categorize it.
I said yesterday, I was talking to a friend of mine, he sent me a note and he was all bent out of shape about this. This friend of mine, he tunes in or reads a lot of conservative blogs and websites, he's pulling his hair out, "I thought these people were conservative?" I said, "You are misunderstanding something. There is not a conservative movement in the media." And there really isn't. The conservative movement, and I mean this from bottom of my large beating heart -- ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom -- the conservative movement is made up of me, talk radio, the Tea Party and the American people who are conservative. But a conservative movement made up of movement media people, there hasn't been that since Mr. Buckley passed away. I really don't believe so.
So you look at today in these pieces, and they run the gamut, one piece talks about all of Newt's baggage that you have forgotten or that you don't any longer care about but that these professional media people, it's their business, they haven't forgotten and they have to remember it and it will be a disaster if he wins, and it will be a disaster if he wins the White House, it will be a disaster for everybody. I'm thinking, "Ehhh, versus Obama?" Which is really what it cuts down to. I'd rather have Newt in there than Obama. I'd rather have Romney in there than Obama. I would rather have Ron Paul in there than Obama. I would rather have any of these people in there than Obama. What are we talking about? Do we want to become Europe? You know, the only reason Europe's being propped up, folks, and that is an entirely interesting story in and of itself what's happening in Europe. Europe is right before our very eyes socialism failing on a grand scale yet again.
Everything Paul Krugman and Thomas "Loopy" Friedman, New York Times, everything they hold dear is failing right before their very eyes, and our very eyes, but they can't allow that 'cause that's Obama. So Europe has to be propped up by the IMF. Europe has to be propped up by Germany. Europe has to be propped up by us somehow. Europe has to be propped up by Obama at least through the next election. Everything has to be propped up artificially in order to protect Obama's reelection bid, pure and simple. George Will, I mentioned this yesterday, George Will has called Newt a Marxist. Fine; he can do whatever he wants. But I don't recall him ever calling Obama a Marxist. So there's a huge effort out there today, and it's not just today; of course it's been building. It was Herman Cain before Newt. It was Rick Perry when he came out strong. This effort's been directed at Michele Bachmann. And it is essentially an attack on conservatives. It is conservatives that nobody in the establishment inside the Beltway appears to want. Republicans and Democrats alike really apparently do not want genuine conservatives winning elections at the upper levels of the Republican Party.
Notwithstanding, waiting for the Newt-haters to arrive in 3, 2, 1...
The Fix is in—it will be Romney and that is that. Four more years of Obama. Not so fast—you did it with McCain, you did it with Dole—the GOP will not get away with it this time. Pushing another loser down our throats will not work again.
I would call them the RINO establishment Republicans. I see Jennifer Rubin of the WaPo had her 4th hit piece on Newt published today. I saw a couple of flat out lies in the first piece and have discounted her ever since.
The So-Called Conservative Media Attacks So-Called Conservative Newt Gingrich
Here’s an idea. If all of the delusional Newt supporters would stop compromising conservative issues to support a RINO and get behind a real conservative like Michele Bachmann, then we could actually have a real conservative to go up against Obama in the General Election.
Hey! It took 5 posts? You guys are slipping!
The Tea Party is quietly waiting. They want 10 million Tea Party conservatives at the convention, then go ahead, nominate Romney. Shades of 68', only this time from the conservatives.
That’s because the GOP establishment is trying to mask themselves as the so-called “conservatives” and are backing RINO Romney. The last thing they want to see is Newt and the Tea Party to win this one.
As someone who agrees more with Bachmann than Newt, I would still support Newt because
A: he understands the battle is about Obama, and not about the other Republicans and
B; MB is too dull to figure that out and
C: Newt will actually accomplish more for conservatism than MB will IMO, even though she is more conservative philosohpically.
Being a mom of 58 kids and thumping your Bible harder does not make an effective leader (and I love kids and the Bible...just sayin’ what I’m looking for out of government)
Some of his later admittedly dumb statements and doings aside, Gingrich’s actual congressional record and actual conservative accomplishments are conservative enough for me at this time. Especially when compared to Obama’s Marxist record and Romney’s liberal progressive record and purely evil accomplishments.
Obama’s a Marxist. Romney’s a liberal progressive abortionist. Gingrich is a budget balancing, pro-life Reaganite!!
GO RUSHBO!! GO NEWT!! FUBO!! FUMR!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
Because Bauchman is not electable??? Like her but no way in hell she gets the nomination.
Rush prefers Romney over Obama.
Does that get him banned on FR?
Personally, I wouldn't put him in the McCain category. I trust him over Romney only because I think does understand the danger we're in and Romney does not.
Romney actually said to Sean Hannity that he does not express "inflammatory" positions because he doesn't want to offend general election voters. Holy crap. At least Newt gets excited once in awhile.
My CA primary vote doesn't mean a damn thing so I don't have to decide, but I really want Michele Bachmann to win Iowa.
Rush Once again proves that he is not a true conservative. He has not been one since the Early 90’s when he sold his soul to the establishment.
I’m angry beyond words. Our side is really on the commie’s side in this. Also the purists on our side (some Freepers) are not voting if Gingrich is the nominee or Romney, and thus, are allowing Obama.
Obama gives “speeches” like today’s in Kansas (or Texas) and blames everything on us and our side does nothing but says we must not attack Obama. We are true idiots...I despise Will, Krauthammer, Rove, and many, many more. I actually think these commies want Obama to win as they financially benefit somehow.
How is she not electable? How?
Please tell me the state(s) that John McCain carried that Michele Bachmann would not. Which one? Which demographics would flee her that supported George W Bush in 2000/04, which ones?
The truth of the matter is that Bachmann, just like ANY GOP nominee, is going to carry ALL the states McCain won. Additionally, she would carry the traditional conservative states that McCain lost (NC, VA, IN) because she is an ACTUAL CONSERVATIVE.
In FL, are we to believe it is better to run a moderate, like say, Charlie Crist over a conservative? Because in 2010 in a 3 way race, the Conservative nearly got a majority over a RINO and a Lib.
That leaves OH and 1 more state for the win.
So which state is it that she loses, and despite Obama’s weakness, Obama somehow carries?
Your “unelectable” argument is illigocal. You “think” she can’t win because she’s not electable, but the numbers and facts are there to support the contrary.
Except for Romney and Paul, it doesn’t matter who we run. That person (Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Perry, Gingrich) would win the Election with pretty much the same map. If that’s the case, it makes the most sense to support the most conservative candidate in the race: Bachmann.
All right now. Who has hacked JR's account?? Somebody is going to be in big trouble.
Really (pleasantly) surprised to see this, Boss. I applied the Bill Buckley rule and the result of that is Gingrich.
Really? Anybody who pulls out in front gets questioned, criticized, and sometimes attacked. By conservatives as well as by members of the "Republican establishment" -- who not so long ago were called conservatives themselves -- and by liberals.
I don't think you saw a frantic "Republican establishment" going after Perry, or Cain or Bachmann. They raised questions, as conservatives did, but the real attacks came from the liberal media.
Newt's a different kettle of fish. He has a record in Washington and a lot of people aren't satisfied with it. That goes for conservatives as well as "establishment Republicans" and liberals.
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