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The So-Called Conservative Media Attacks Newt Gingrich
The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 6 December 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 12/06/2011 3:27:47 PM PST by COBOL2Java

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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.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: reevaluategingrich; rush

1 posted on 12/06/2011 3:27:50 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java
NOTE: Rush does not endorse Newt, he just comments on what is.

Notwithstanding, waiting for the Newt-haters to arrive in 3, 2, 1...

2 posted on 12/06/2011 3:29:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 3:32:01 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 3:33:31 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: COBOL2Java

Fixed it.

The So-Called Conservative Media Attacks So-Called Conservative Newt Gingrich


5 posted on 12/06/2011 3:34:20 PM PST by maggief
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m Here!

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.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 3:36:04 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: maggief

Hey! It took 5 posts? You guys are slipping!


7 posted on 12/06/2011 3:36:04 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Pushing another loser down our throats will not work again.

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.

8 posted on 12/06/2011 3:48:18 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 4:03:22 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yep.

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)


10 posted on 12/06/2011 4:04:27 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: COBOL2Java

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!!


11 posted on 12/06/2011 4:06:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: parksstp

Because Bauchman is not electable??? Like her but no way in hell she gets the nomination.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 4:10:35 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: COBOL2Java

Rush prefers Romney over Obama.
Does that get him banned on FR?


13 posted on 12/06/2011 4:18:17 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Glenn Beck called Newt a Progressive after 1/2 hour with him this morning. I'm a little shocked he went that far, but there's no question Newt is a) Not a Conservative; and b) A believer in Government.

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.

14 posted on 12/06/2011 4:23:42 PM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! My son has safely returned from deployment, Thank you Jesus!)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 4:24:24 PM PST by Revel
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 4:33:02 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: goseminoles

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.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 4:35:35 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Spot on!


18 posted on 12/06/2011 4:36:48 PM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Jim Robinson
GO NEWT!!

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.

19 posted on 12/06/2011 4:42:19 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: COBOL2Java
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.

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.

20 posted on 12/06/2011 4:47:55 PM PST by x
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To: CincyRichieRich
Right. Obama is out there attacking us every day, and here the closet Romney voters are attacking...Newt Gingrich. Yep makes sense to me.
21 posted on 12/06/2011 4:53:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: parksstp

Your reasoning is illogical. Are you smoking crack??


22 posted on 12/06/2011 4:54:02 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: parksstp

Bachman has burned her bridges with conservatives by going after the other conservative candidates and not Romney or Obama. Had she been doing both she would still be a viable candidate. It was all downhill when she brought up gardisil and Perry


23 posted on 12/06/2011 5:25:17 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: maggief

Frugal Socialist ditto.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 5:38:22 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My, my resorting to calling Conservatives “Bible Thumpers” only took one reality post on Newt, the Frugal Socialist Candidate.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 5:42:28 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: itsahoot

I was using an exaggeration to make a point and a distinction - but since you took it personally and totally out of context - I have no desire to try and help you through the point I was making.

Since you have no interest in anything but starting a food fight anyway.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 5:45:23 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Yep.

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)”

Well said


27 posted on 12/06/2011 5:50:56 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Palin didn't run)
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To: Revel

your kidding right?


28 posted on 12/06/2011 5:58:17 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: athelass
Glenn Beck called Newt a Progressive after 1/2 hour with him this morning.

Beck did a total set up today for Bachmann - He admitted he's a libertarian - he would go for Paul if not for Paul ready to give the keys of the kingdom to Iran.

Beck orchestrated a hit piece on Newt - nothing else to call it. He does 1/2 hour on radio - can see only BECK - and pommels him with his version of what he takes from past moves of Newt and not only doesn't really listen to Newt's answers but while Newt is talking, he looks to his other radio guy and sneers -

Then he had Bachmann on his TV show - for most an hour, nice close up face times. He asks her NO real questions, just sits and has a chatty gab fest and lets her go on about anything she wants.

Nothing but a fluff commercial for Bachmann.

So totally lopsided, unprofessional and deliberate to malign Gingrich and prop up Bachmann. Dishonest.

I have canceled my subscription to GBTV and add that monthly stipend to my Newt contribution.

Oh, there WAS one question Beck asked Bachmann. He asked in the case of things getting so bad that the national guard had to be called out across the country, what would she do?

She said she would talk to the people and ask them "What kind of country do you want? I would talk to the people.'

Wow, that's comforting.

29 posted on 12/06/2011 6:24:19 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: COBOL2Java
Yes, the knives are out.

The Ivy League Establishment Elitists are coming out of their initial shock phase of wondering "What the heck is happening? We've picked Romney. Why aren't the people getting in line?"

We need to remember and keep spreading the word that ROMNEY, not Newt, is the Washington Insider. He's the pick of the WAshington elite...not Newt.

Newt went to a - GASP - college in Georgia!. He did NOT, like Palin did not, go to Yale or Harvard. He's not Skull & Bones, He didn't take One World Gov't: 101. He's already indicated who he may pick for his VP - (Col West) - a man who also NOT "one of them."

(They made a deal with Reagan when they saw he was likely to win - they'd sit out attacking him if he took one of theirs for VP - GHWB - and stack his cabinet and appointments with their people. (One of the reasons he was unable to fulfill his campaign promise of dismantling the Dept. of Education.) It's amazing he was able to accomplish all that he did.

Gingrich has enough of a power base that they can't force him to put in their people. They know their Power is in serious danger of being broken, like Humpty Dumpty.

WE are, at this point in the game, fighting the Republican Establishment Cabal. The media will gleefully join their attacks.

We need to repeat over and over that ROMNEY is the insider!

30 posted on 12/06/2011 6:44:03 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m attacking Newt for the same reason I attacked Rick Perry. He is an open border RINO who runs “The Americano” out of his K Street headquarters. He is even worse and more objectionable than Perry on immigration.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 11:46:07 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: C. Edmund Wright

(1) What’s the difference between Newt and Obama on immigration? When Obama and Holder push for amnesty, they inspire resistance which leads to Republican victories in Congress and in states like Virginia.

When George W. Bush and Juan McCain and Newt Gingrich push for amnesty, they succeed in demoralizing conservatives and energizing the opposition, which predictably results in massive lack of enthusiasm which results in massive losses in Congress and the states.

(2) Why not bring back Arlen Specter and Lincoln Chafee and Bob Inglis of “No Labels” Why not let Juan McCain run again on his Hispandering platform of demoralizing conservatives to the point where the Republican candidate loses Indiana?

(3) What did Newt accomplish for conservatism as Speaker of the House?

(4) Bible thumping has nothing to do with it ... though, Newt might want to read the Bible, seeing how he is on his third wife.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 11:54:32 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: maine-iac7

Newt Gingrich is not from Georgia. He is not a Southerner. Newt was born and raised near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich


33 posted on 12/06/2011 11:56:18 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: WilliamHouston

Your arguments are such a litany of false choices, misrepresentations, exaggerations that they are not worthy of response.


34 posted on 12/07/2011 4:49:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: maine-iac7

Picking Col. West for VP would be a brilliant move.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 9:40:34 AM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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