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Gingrich Has Most Exceptional Moment of 2012 Election Cycle
humanevents.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Tony Lee

Posted on 01/14/2012 7:29:31 PM PST by TBBT

Speaking at the Greenville/Spartanburg GOP Bronze Elephant Dinner in Duncan, South Carolina on Friday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in response to a question about what the American dream is about, had the most exceptional moment of the 2012 cycle.

As he is emerging as the chief anti-Mitt Romney challenger in South Carolina (Gingrich is a strong second, according to numerous South Carolina polls released this week), Gingrich described the America many feel will be just a memory if President Barack Obama wins another term and articulated why the preservation of that America should never be taken for granted and how Americans should be proactive in ensuring their children and grandchildren inherit an American with gritty, Jacksonian values not unlike the one they inherited.

“Countries can die,” Gingrich powerfully said, referring to a lesson he learned while his father was stationed overseas. “And Leadership can make an enormous difference.”

Gingrich noted that he grew up surrounded “by people who were passionate about America” who loved America because “they did not have that much economically” and was raised by a grandmother who was from a generation that instilled in him a belief that “George Washington was a heroic figure and the founding fathers led remarkable lives.”

“We didn’t think we were poor,” Gingrich said. “ We were Americans, and therefore we were rich, we had freedoms and a sense of safety.”

Gingrich said that the “American dream is to recognize first that we exist under our Creator with unalienable rights” and, therefore, “no president, judge, or bureaucrat can take away our rights.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: newt
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1 posted on 01/14/2012 7:29:35 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Too bad the American electorate is too stupid to understand any of this.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 7:34:16 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Oh, no! No, no, no no! Americans understand it, and quite well, too.

They just need a leader to say it like it is!


3 posted on 01/14/2012 7:37:36 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Yup. The NEA has accomplished its mission: to create a generation of idiots.
4 posted on 01/14/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TBBT.
Gingrich described the America many feel will be just a memory if President Barack Obama wins another term and articulated why the preservation of that America should never be taken for granted and how Americans should be proactive in ensuring their children and grandchildren inherit an American with gritty, Jacksonian values not unlike the one they inherited. "Countries can die," Gingrich powerfully said, referring to a lesson he learned while his father was stationed overseas. "And Leadership can make an enormous difference." ...noted that he grew up surrounded "by people who were passionate about America" who loved America because "they did not have that much economically" and was raised by a grandmother who was from a generation that instilled in him a belief that "George Washington was a heroic figure and the founding fathers led remarkable lives. We didn't think we were poor... We were Americans, and therefore we were rich, we had freedoms and a sense of safety... American dream is to recognize first that we exist under our Creator with unalienable rights" and, therefore, "no president, judge, or bureaucrat can take away our rights."

5 posted on 01/14/2012 7:43:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: TBBT

It was beautifully said.
Have not heard this kind of message in a long time.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: TBBT

If Gingrich can drop the negative attacks and go back to talking like this, I think he could still pull this out.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 7:47:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TBBT
THATS THE NEWT GINGRICH I WANT TO SEE IN THE REMAINING DEBATES. THATS THE NEWT GINGRICH I REMEMBER.

THATS WHAT AMERICA WANTS TO HEAR, THEY NEED TO HEAR THIS, some for the first time perhaps.

PREACH IT NEWT.

8 posted on 01/14/2012 7:48:35 PM PST by annieokie
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To: TBBT

What ever faults Newt Gingrinch may have, this video makes clear that he “gets” it - he understands and respects what those of us who love our country are trying to preserve.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 7:48:46 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Too bad the American electorate is too stupid to understand any of this.

I would not say all, but a substantial number of Americans do not understand the political/economic system that makes it possible for them to thrive, and all that is needed is a majority of Americans to ruin it for everyone. I, myself, don't have a lot of faith in the American electorate.

10 posted on 01/14/2012 7:51:11 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: hinckley buzzard
“Yup. The NEA has accomplished its mission: to create a generation of idiots” Right the only smart people are those that only a bloated geezer can beat O. He will need to get more than the over 60 vote to win this. That will be a huge challenge. Just what the younger folks like , an ehticlyy challenged has been who had to resign from congress. This guy is a lifer who time has passed by desperately clinging to visions of relevency .
11 posted on 01/14/2012 7:51:21 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: hinckley buzzard
“Yup. The NEA has accomplished its mission: to create a generation of idiots” Right the only smart people are those that only a bloated geezer can beat O. He will need to get more than the over 60 vote to win this. That will be a huge challenge. Just what the younger folks like , an ethically challenged has been who had to resign from congress. This guy is a lifer who time has passed by desperately clinging to visions of relevancy .
12 posted on 01/14/2012 7:51:58 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: SatinDoll

They not only need a leader to say “all the good things” (we’ve already got one of those in the White House), they need a leader who LIVES IT every day and doesn’t run the ball for the other team during his down time.


13 posted on 01/14/2012 7:53:51 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Too bad the American electorate is too stupid to understand any of this.

Too bad Newt is too undisciplined to maintain a consistent message, or stay positive and avoid petty attacks., as he did so well last November.

14 posted on 01/14/2012 7:57:50 PM PST by montag813
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To: Utmost Certainty
Too bad the American electorate is too stupid to understand any of this.

The American electorate that voted in 2010 understood.

15 posted on 01/14/2012 7:58:19 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: SatinDoll
Oh, no! No, no, no no! Americans understand it, and quite well, too. They just need a leader to say it like it is!

Maybe. I think I'm just upset right now with the media + establishment doing everything they can to distort and destroy this message. And I don't know if there's sufficient countervailing force to overcome this. You have large tracts of idiotic Romney voters out there who would think, "wut… Newt said countries can die?! LOL, he's so zany!!" This is the kind of insipid thinking most voters have been reduced to.
16 posted on 01/14/2012 8:00:42 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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17 posted on 01/14/2012 8:04:07 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: upsdriver
The American electorate that voted in 2010 understood.

Some did. I think most were just frustrated (rightfully so), and voting contrarian.
18 posted on 01/14/2012 8:05:15 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: montag813
Too bad Newt is too undisciplined to maintain a consistent message, or stay positive and avoid petty attacks.

I've watched quite a few of his speeches and debate performances over this elections cycle, and he's been extremely consistent IMO.
19 posted on 01/14/2012 8:07:11 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: TBBT

Was it a Depends moment?


20 posted on 01/14/2012 8:09:32 PM PST by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool. Her eyes were clear and bright. But she's not there.)
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To: montag813

just a reminder: Newt stayed positive for 3 weeks while Willard savaged him, and I don’t call discussing Willard’s history at Bain a petty attack.. Sarah just said tonight she agreed with Newt and everything should be on the table as far as discussion in the republican party ...


21 posted on 01/14/2012 8:13:28 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: TBBT

Wow.


22 posted on 01/14/2012 8:17:19 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Utmost Certainty; All
Too bad the American electorate is too stupid to understand any of this.

I agree wholeheartedly with you FRiend and suggest that all FReepers watch this video and send it out to everyone in their address book.

There are one or two sarcastic quips at the Obama administration that are actually entertaining.

The American Dream topic begins at 23:32.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303686-1

(Maybe someone can hot link the above).

23 posted on 01/14/2012 8:26:35 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Christie at the beach

and it was clearly from Mister Noot’s heart,
and not a teleprompter.


24 posted on 01/14/2012 8:28:32 PM PST by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: TBBT

Wise and magnanimous, except for the “Jacksonian values.”


25 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:32 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: combat_boots

Newt Gingrich is America’s Winston Churchill.


26 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

“The Battle of New Orleans”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0

yee haw


27 posted on 01/14/2012 8:35:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Newt told his super pac to correct the discrepencies in the Bain ad or pull it...will Mitt do the same? Newt is the absolute best candidate running...perid.


28 posted on 01/14/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: TBBT

Amazing! brilliant! Reaganesque! GOOOOOOOOO NEWT! America has a chance to elect the best president since Reagan.


29 posted on 01/14/2012 8:50:14 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: TBBT
It amazes me that Newt can lay out concepts like this (as well as his public defense of Christianity) and all his detractors can do is look for petty "is he positive" or "sitting with Nancy Pelosi, blah, blah, blah." NO ONE, and I repeat NO ONE talks like this! These are simple yet profound concepts that he articulates with amazing clarity. He's teaching us about our country because we've forgotten. Newt is not the Messiah, he is not perfect. Remember, that guy is already President! Newt is a flawed human being who is very smart and who completely understands this moment in history. And I would argue he is the only one who can articulate it to the American people. He is proclaiming truth and we need to allow him to bring that debate to ALL of America! We don't need a RINO and we don't need a Rookie. We need a man who can restore the concept of a FREE AMERICA! I like both Rick's and I believe they can both be great participants in this process, but this speech (and virtually all Newt's speeches) set him apart as the prime articulator of the American idea.

God's speed Newt!

30 posted on 01/14/2012 8:52:28 PM PST by ConservChristian
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To: Cobra64

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303686-1


31 posted on 01/14/2012 9:01:40 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: ConservChristian

Yes, that 33 minutes should be required listening for anyone voting in this primary, or the general election, for that matter!


32 posted on 01/14/2012 9:04:22 PM PST by mtrott
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To: Utmost Certainty

Thanks UC!


33 posted on 01/14/2012 9:06:44 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: montag813

“Too bad Newt is too undisciplined to maintain a consistent message, or stay positive and avoid petty attacks.,.....”

Tried it your way with GWB.....The Dems used that tactic to drive d’s approval from hi 80’s to the 20’s......

Give me a counter-puncher every time!

Blaming Gingrich for responding to vicious Romney attack ads reminds me of people who blame a woman for being raped.

Maybe we should demand that Romney stay focused, on message, and avoid petty attacks on Conservative Republican candidates? After all isn’t Obama the one we are out to defeat?

In all the clamor I have yet to hear the MSM, or “conservatives” on this forum decry Romney’s sleasy anti-Newt ads. Kinda makes one wonder doesn’t it?

For all of Newt’s faults, real or imagined, Romney isn’t even in the same league.


34 posted on 01/14/2012 9:10:29 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: TBBT

Newt can talk the talk. I don’t think anyone can dispute that.

All I will say, though, is that it is vitally important to remember that Newt is and has always been a politician through-and-through. You don’t become Speaker of the House without being that. Politicians ply their trade in fancy words. The really effective ones know all the right things to say to warm the hearts of us common folks. They’re great at hitting all the right emotional notes on the organ of the human soul.

I’d be cautious about singing the praises of a politician just because they know the right words to say. That’s simply what effective politicians do. At the end of the day, I fear that a Gingrich presidency will serve that same Establishment that works so desperately to move us away from the America of yesteryear.

Just because someone “gets” something and knows how to speak to it does not necessarily mean it is something they favor in their heart. If it comes down to it I will give the guy my vote but it will take a lot more than fine words to gain my trust.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 9:18:16 PM PST by MWS
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To: SunkenCiv
American dream is to recognize first that we exist under our Creator with unalienable rights" and, therefore, "no president, judge, or bureaucrat can take away our rights."

Good words. Will save them to send back to prez Gingrich should he get weak kneed under pressure from the likes of schumer and his ilk.

36 posted on 01/14/2012 9:19:41 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: OldPossum
I, myself, don't have a lot of faith in the American electorate.

I agree with you. A few years back I said that 2/3 of Americans were brain dead. They knew little about America and what America needs to survive. I still feel that at least 1/3 of the electorate never grew up. These lost soles will destroy America if they could and not even realize that they will destroy themselves.

God bless Newt.

37 posted on 01/14/2012 9:19:41 PM PST by Logical me
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To: fantom

I’m 40 and I would go out and run a mile for Newt if he asked me to. I remember very well the Republican Revolution of 1994 and who was responsible for it. It is legendary. Newt is a giant even among giants.


38 posted on 01/14/2012 9:31:21 PM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: katiedidit1

At least you acknowledge that. Other gingrich supporters keep attacking freepers who say that, claiming Gingrich did no such thing.

It was a good step, and the only reason I am still considering Gingrich.


39 posted on 01/14/2012 9:45:00 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NKP_Vet

Could be. He has “Winnie”s” virtues, and a lot of his vices. Churchill was never popular with a large segment of his Party. He could be an ass. But looking at this speech today, I was amazed by what amounts to a tour de force. Hope he meant what he said,and sticks to this message.


40 posted on 01/14/2012 9:45:19 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: TBBT

Bump


41 posted on 01/14/2012 9:54:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RC one

And he is a constitutionalist. He has taught the subject most of his life. He has taught it to the military as well as college. Why would he not believe what he has loved most of his life?


42 posted on 01/14/2012 9:58:35 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: MWS
Yes--he has to "talk the talk"--AND "walk the walk"! But walking takes patience, and allowing others to "come along side"--as Clinton finally had to do in dropping Hillary Care and agreeing to "Welfare reform".

An effective politician has to be able to compromise--it's part of the "know when to hold 'em and when to fold em" game, because he never holds all the cards. He just needs to know how to play them to WIN!

And--while Newt may not be our "perfect" candidate--he sure beats the heck out of the others out there who have a chance of winning! So--GO NEWT!

43 posted on 01/14/2012 10:10:34 PM PST by milagro
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To: combat_boots

Long Live George Washington!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydFJS-O2FwQ


44 posted on 01/14/2012 10:21:46 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: TheCause

Beck, is that you? How’s it hangin, fella? Haven’t seen you around here in a while, but I know you’ve been laid up.


45 posted on 01/14/2012 10:30:11 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TBBT

Ok, now I know the beginnings of his love of America - grandma! One doesn’t know what he knows without his head in the books. While others were enjoying America, he was learning more about it and how it works.

Good job, Newt. America needs a strong Patriot right now.


46 posted on 01/14/2012 10:39:17 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MWS
it does not necessarily mean it is something they favor in their heart.

One doesn't speak about America like he does without a love for it and spending their god-given time studying to learn more and more about. He'd be a burn the midnight oil kind of president.
47 posted on 01/14/2012 10:47:53 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ConservChristian

Well said. Thank you for this post.


48 posted on 01/14/2012 11:02:34 PM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Utmost Certainty

The American electorate will probably always have it’s rock concerts, gambling casinos, ball games, movies, race tracks and much more to to keep it desensitized from the political perils leading to national insignificance. My pablum is basketball but I do believe that being exceptionally good handling a big ball should not be cause for more wealth than in other more urgent social needs. At the same time I find it good that people have a choice in the making of their country. We certainly had a different set of choices going into and out of WWII.


49 posted on 01/14/2012 11:04:17 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: combat_boots

haha! That is a classic! Thanks!


50 posted on 01/14/2012 11:06:26 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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