Skip to comments.What can we, as a community, do so support Newt?
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:13:07 AM PST by Raebie
What can we do in an organized fashion?
Fundraisers, social media, volunteerism? I know we can sign up as individuals on his site, but what can we do as a community? There is strength in numbers and together we are a powerful voice.
Courtesy ping to Jim. ;-)
Can you ping the Newt list? TIA...
I am supporting Newt by making contributions to his campaign. When the primaries come to California I will support him with yard signs and stickers on my car. GO NEWT GO!
“FReepers for Newt” bumper stickers?
VOTE!!!! that is all it takes
Everyone in Virginia that isn’t a Mitt supporter will be supporting Newt if they vote in the VA primary. That’s what I’ll do...Paul/primary and whoever/election.
You're making a giant unwarranted assumption that Neut is who we want to support. Some of us support Santorum. Some Support Ron Paul. I suppose a few even support Mittens. I personally despise both Neut and Mittens equally. Both are to the left of McCain and I thought he was a poor choice the last time around. I would have supported Perry despite his record of Hispandering, but he took his ball and went home.
We need a Free Republic ‘mini-PAC’. We have a lot of talent here. Maybe a coordinated campaign to write opinion pieces, produce videos, conduct interviews in the media.
Things individuals can’t do on their own. The fact that Jim’s endorsement was printed in the media is a testimony to the fact that the clout exists.
If Newt doesn’t win SC this thing is over.
It might have been ‘unwarranted’ if Jim hadn’t endorsed him yesterday.
Now it’s warranted.
Hi Mr. XXXXX, Thanks so much for your offer of help - we greatly appreciate your support! And most of all, thank you for your service, sir. People like you are my heroes!
I am encouraging everyone to help get Newt elected in their state if you have the time and interest. Here are the different options on how to get involved:
1. Sign up at www.newtsnetwork.com - this is the official grassroots campaign site where folks can start to organize by their respective state and get in touch with state directors.
2. We need as many upbeat, positive phone calls into SC telling folks why you are "with Newt!" as possibly between now and Saturday. You can access the call feature in newtsnetwork.com by clicking on "Make the Call".
3. Sign up at www.newt.org/volunteer to get on our volunteer email list serv 4. Post positive articles & videos that you see online of the Speaker on social media sites that you frequent (i.e. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc)
5. Write an opinion piece to your local paper outlining why you are "with Newt!" It doesn't have to be long - one strong, positive idea that shows his solutions will go a long way.
6. Go to Newt's Store at www.newtstore2012.com and order yard signs, bumper stickers, 21st Century Contract with America pamphlets, etc to help get the word out.
Any of these options are both helpful to the campaign and effective! Again, thanks very much and let me know if you have any questions!
In Freedom, Erin with Newt 2012 www.newt.org
With all of the crazy issues I have with Paultards, one can learn about their online organizing. One key thing is to never let an article go by on a major website that doesn’t have some ‘ra ra’ comments or debunks myths. Get some key points of Newt’s successes (some of Jim’s posts have these) and include those.
However, don’t do like Paultards and pretend your candidate is perfect, a god, or anything like that. Don’t annoy posters. Don’t spam the same comment over and over. Don’t make grandiose statements like ‘if you don’t like Newt you eat babies’, etc.
The key is to keep on top of all web media and help steer it positive. Don’t think for a moment this doesn’t help. Repetition of message is important as well as ensuring positive comments rise to the top of various searches.
This kind of action also unifies people. If someone feels like they are a loner supporting someone, they will shy away. If they feel like they are part of a big movement, they will join.
Ask the morally corrupt scumbag to drop out and support Santorum.
donate $10, $25 or whatever your heart tells you.
Right now he needs cash on hand to demonstrate broad support and get more loot from bigger donors and bundlers.
Newt's to the left of McCain? That is ridiculous.
Jim runs the site. He doesn't make everyone's mind up for them, and he doesn't speak for everyone who posts here.
Contact your local County Republican HQ and find out who the Newt point of contact is.
If they game you, be insistent.
Ask for the Romney POC, then ask why they don’t have the same info for Newt.
Meanwhile, send money directly to the Newt campaign so they can be effective in upcoming primaries.
I don't recall McLame sitting down with Pelosi to get on the AlGore globull warming bandwagon.
The truth is, the only baggage Newt has is entirely a fictional product of the establishment Republicans who feel threatened by him and fear to lose their cushy leadership positions withing the party to some of their more conservative colleagues. They invented this so called “baggage” as a way of convicing conservative voters to follow the “safe path” and support moderate candidates who (according to them) are the only ones who can attract enough independent voters to win a general election.
So look where we're at now. Newt is leading the field by taking on Obama and taking on biased journalists as well, going over the heads of the media and giving his message directly to grassroots conservatives. This has convinced many that the idea of “damaged goods” is just a fiction and there is nothing to stop Newt from taking on Obama and beating him in a head to head fight over ideas and the direction the country will take over the next four years.
The only thing standing in the way of that is people who still haven't got the message that the damaged goods and the baggage concepts were bogus from the start. Make sure everyone on our side does get the message. Maybe some will support another candidate than Newt - and that's fine. But nobody who likes Newt's ideas should be hoodwinked (by the Republican establishment as well as Democrats) into believing he doesn't have a great chance of beating Obama.
That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.
A record of actions taken that actually mattered. Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".
He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.
I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals. He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.
On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions. God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.
Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.
He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.
Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it. Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.
Executive Orders Positions:
The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.
Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.
As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.
1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.
2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the "Mexico City Policy"— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.
3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.
4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital. (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.)
5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary.
Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.
Now we get into the details of an inclusive agenda that brings the people(you and me), through their representatives, into process. The TEA Party and conservatives are going to have a majority in both houses.
Let’s elect an Executive who will absolutely fulfill the promise of our ideals.
Newt gave us the three most important victories of the 90’s Welfare Reform, Balanced Budget and Reduced Taxes. I hope I don’t need to describe the benefits of those victories. They ought to be obvious to everyone by now.
Lastly, there have been some reports that Newt shouldn’t get all the credit. Really? Then perhaps we marginalize the accomplishments of Washington, Roosevelt, Kennedy and ….wait for it… Reagan.
Do we really want to go down the road with that kind of adolescent sophistry and parsing of what happened?
Newt is the guy who thought of these big things, proposed them and shepherded their implementation?
Newt has once again identified what is important to us now, at this time and described how we can get there with our representative majorities. He has done it before and I declare Newt Gingrich was then and is Now a leader.
We should elect Newt Gingrich to the Presidency of the United States
I agree. Either of them would be a better choice than Mittens or Neut in my opinion, but I can't get excited about anyone left in the field.
Every Friday the Newt Campaign has a special Lincoln Five Dollar Day - and asks everyone to send as many Lincoln Five Dollar Bills to the Gingrich Campaign to help fill Newt's war chest. Newt has pledged to debate President Obama in 7 Lincoln-Douglas style presidential debates. Every Lincoln you send brings us closer to making that happen!
Please go to http://www.newt.org/donate today, and every Friday.
Newt is on the Move and needs your help!
"I will clean up the planet," McCain said. "I will make global warming a priority." - Jan 2008.
Jim Robinson supports Newt. He posted it yesterday,
Maybe the first step could be to start an ACTIVE NEWT SUPPORTERS Ping list... And then start talking back and forth between them. But I don’t know how you could advertise it wisely enough to make sure everybody knows it exists... and once you get a look at your talent pool, which, like you said, is deep on FR, then you could ask for specific volunteers to do specific stuff... Just a thought, don’t know if it has any value, but I am anxious to get started...
TitansAFN has a pretty large Newt list. I’ve pinged him to this thread.
okay, so what’s next?
If you want you can sign up through Newt’s website to make calls to people in SC (today) and FL (starting next week), asking them to vote for Newt.
Interesting - I didn't know that.
I have been doing that for awhile now, but if anybody hasn’t I would encourage them to do so especially today in case anyone in SC is wavering because of the ABC trash... people from south carolina are sooo easy to talk to, they are so nice, and they really listen and engage... I can’t really call till later today, but it is very easy and fun...
National phone banks for Newt:
Not necessarily. Newt can be a close second to Mitt and the race will continue so long as Santorum is way behind Newt. Romney only has momentum if he is up above 30% and Newt and Santorum are fairly even. If Newt pulls away from Santorum then Newt becomes the leading non-Romney candidate, and if there is one non-Romney and 70% of voters are choosing someone other than Romney then Newt still has a path forward to the nomination. Santorum needs to either match or beat Newt in SC (and FL if he's still in) or get out.
goin’ to Maine. bumb to self.
Virginia needs to go on a massive "write in" campaign.
It would likely be highly successful since this is a case of state level skulduggery to shut candidates out.
I have an idea Virginians may take umbrage at that...
Photoshop Newt as the honey badger and let it go viral.
Write-in is not an option in the primary. I don’t think it was skullduggery, as 2 candidates were able to do it and they aren’t even from Virginia.
You can also pull up a name such as Sarah Palin, and then follow all kinds of people who follower her. This adds to your list of followers and then more to educate.
Once primary is over, I plan to hold nose and add liberal followers. They really need to be educated.
What would be nice is if FR had one main tweet account that we could follow. Tweets from FR to FR can then be shared to those not on FR. I know there are some FRs who are tweeting, but coordinating so we can get messages out to max people would save time. It would be easy to start a twitter campaign to write in Newt in VA. Just need to push it on Twitter to Newt, Palin, Cain, Perry, anyone but Mitt fans.
I don’t think they allow write ins but you may be able to go through the process and cast a blank ballot, or no vote. If a much larger number of people voted than cast ballots for paul and Romney it would be telling.
How to help?
Get off yer arse.
If you aren’t already active in your local Republican clubs, do so NOW before they are solidified for the Establishment pick.
This is how the Tea Party made such great strides for us across the country in 2010 that resulted in around 1,000 NEW legislators across the country, along with many more governors - at the state level,a as well as the great gains in Washington.
It’s ridiculously easy to make a difference in your local groups that go on the make the big difference across the country and in who goes to Washington...(the hardest part may be locating the phone numbers! If all else fails, call info operator for “your state’ Republican Party...they will have your local listings. And/or call you county reps or your state reps.)
Also, its very easy to get elected to become a delegate in your state conference in the spring - coming right up - where you will meet your senators and congresscritters and other elected officials - and where you get to vote on the platform and candidates.
You can also connect there with other locals working on Newt’s campaign, go to/hold a ‘tea’, etc...likely meet Newt before the Nov vote.
THIS is where Newt needs us. THIS is where WE need us.
Remember, as Lincoln said: “He has the right to criticize, who has the heart to help”
I think someone has already done that on another thread...oh, and honey badger don't care...he smacks the you-know-what outta everything!
Thanks for the link to Newtsnetwork.com :)
Thanks for the information. Nice to have it all in one post.
What can we do?
Start a Newt Blog—Newtspeak—to highlight all things Newt and list his great ideas. Independent Pro-Newt news site.
Call into talk shows and support Newt—especially on left wing shows.
Write a letter to the editor telling why you support Newt.
Start a meet up of newt supporters in you community over the net—meet at a Pizza joint and share what you can do over Beer and Pizza.
Design Newt Posters on your computer—Print them out and post them. Make them simple—not controversial—Like Go Newt Go or Newt for President.
Make designs for Tee shirts—
Lots of things to do....
Does one have to join Twitter to participate?
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