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Psst: Hear the Roar and Pay Attention
American Thinker ^ | 1/22/12 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 01/22/2012 8:11:25 AM PST by SmithL

After Thursday's debate was over in Charleston, I assumed that Newt had not only survived the Marianne episode, but had benefitted from it. I also figured he would win S.C. and that Santorum would fade as a challenger to him. Everyone I knew who saw the debate reached this same conclusion.

Yet as incredible as it may seem, all day Friday we were treated to multiple reviews from members of the conservative media on how Rick Santorum "won" the Thursday night debate in Charleston and that how this would help him in South Carolina. Dick Morris flatly proclaimed that Santorum did so well he might sweep in and take second from Newt Gingrich. Morris also predicted this would mean a S.C. win and nomination for Mitt Romney.

Terrence Jeffrey also proudly proclaimed a big Santorum win in the debate. On the Rush Limbaugh Show, the host refused to give his analysis, but mentioned multiple times that his personal email caucus was swept by the Pennsylvania Senator. Charles Krauthammer, meanwhile, admitted that Newt won it "in the first three minutes" but that Santorum had a very strong night after that.

And I'm thinking: what debate did these folks watch? Do they not pay attention to the crowd reaction? Do they not know what it indicates?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; gingrich; scgopdebate; scprimarydebate
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To: SmithL

Great article.

I cannot wait, hopefully, to see Newt debate Obama. I can see it now. He will finally say what we all know

“Mr. President, you blame the republicans for everything while you had a democratic congress for two years. Even now only half of congress is controlled by republicans. And while you complain that they are stopping your progress, we all know that is exactly why the american people elected them in 2010: to stop your agenda.”


51 posted on 01/22/2012 10:13:43 AM PST by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: SmithL
WOW! Great article. I follow this writer a great deal and he is spot on! The Republican establishment better wake up and take notice that WE THE PEOPLE do not want Mitt Romney!

We want a fighter that will not stand for the liberal bent of each question. If the establishment that is currently in the House and Senate right now were true Republicans, they would be cheering Mr. Newt with us. Why do they continue to call us stupid and uninformed? WE THE PEOPLE are probably the most informed electorate in your lifetime and if the establishment does not recognize that...they will be the reason Mr.O will be reelected.

It is time to reconsider the House and Senate leadership when Mr. Newt sweeps in control of both. Mr. Mitch needs to exit stage left. Conservative policies and a new leader in the Senate need to take his place. To hell with seniority...times are now critical.

Also the House needs new leadership if they do not realize that when Mr. Newt comes to Washington, they will need to lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. Mr. Newt will sweep in more and more Tea Party backed candidates. Ms. Sarah will probable be a part of Mr. Newt's administration...Energy Secretary with her number one priority being American Energy...”Drill Baby Drill” comes to mind.

Mr. Newt will join President Reagan and complete the total vindication of Conservatism. The next few months will show who is and who isn't part of the Republican establishment. I think we all know, but you will now see them come out of the walls against Mr. Newt. This should be fun!

52 posted on 01/22/2012 10:30:08 AM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: Mom MD
For years I have told my local Republican establishment to give me candidates and positions that aren't democrate-lite. If I thought democratic positions were worth a tinker's damn I would vote for democrats.

I want candidates and policies that are totally different from democrats and the established media mavens. If you can not do this don't come to me for money or support.

53 posted on 01/22/2012 10:37:47 AM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: susannah59

Plainly is the only way I know to speak and act. Making small talk makes me uncomfortable with myself. I will be polite first and second but I will not be abused by anyone.

Playing nice is not acceptable when you are forced to play to win.

Those of us who work and live quietly have been attacked repeatedly and without provocation. It is time to respond to win and I prefer to give no quarter.


54 posted on 01/22/2012 10:38:18 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Knocked it out of the park! Outstanding article. Bring Newt a victory in Florida and the nomination is his. FReeregards!


55 posted on 01/22/2012 10:40:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: bcsco; C. Edmund Wright
"C. Edmund got it Right."

Well played.

56 posted on 01/22/2012 10:43:03 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: madmominct

I don’t often listen to the pundits, and I’m not familiar with the book you mention, but...

AMEN!!! to the rest of your post! :)

There is an American Spirit, and Newt is tapped in. I only pray he can hang on and is ready for this role... He definitely seems to me to be! :) The people have been yearning for this for a while now - Obama and the left tapped in to that in 2008, but they were “using” those who were too desperate to know better that it was all shallow wordplay on Obama’s part for his whole “Hope and Change” campaign.

Newt doesn’t need any fancy slogans or to tell people what they are missing in their leaders - he exemplifies it in his actions and people respond to it because it’s REAL. He doesn’t make cliche promises, and I wouldn’t want that anyway. Reagan did the same thing and that’s why the response in 1980 was so powerful in that election (at least that’s what I’ve come to learn about it - I was too young to know why everyone loved the guy so much! LOL However, I do remember the feeling his election evoked - as a child I could see a change around me and on TV even if I didn’t understand why.)


57 posted on 01/22/2012 10:51:39 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: SmithL
"What they don't understand is what the roar means.

The roar is passion. The roar is intensity. The roar is pent up frustration. The roar, put another way, is the national mood of conservatives. It is a roar that will demand a fighter. It will demand that those who want our votes must not cower in the face of the liberal template. If fact, it is a roar that demands that we do not accept any liberal templates."

I think that roar is more. That roar should be hitting the reptilian brains of some of these politicians and professional consultants that there is a real anger roiling in the electorate, and that the "business as usual" hijinks is playing a very dangerous game.
I'm not fond of the next 10 years, because if things don't drastically alter course, a lot of the roads into the future do not look pleasant, in an 1860/1789 sort of way.

58 posted on 01/22/2012 11:03:50 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: SmithL

My excitement for a politician is equal to the medias bias and hatred toward them. They hate Newt and fear him now more then ever because he is the 1st president since Reagan that knows how insignificant he can make them. He can help us define the new media and finally bury the old gaurd that has protected the rise of socialism within both parties.


59 posted on 01/22/2012 11:04:54 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: SmithL

BookMark!


60 posted on 01/22/2012 11:08:45 AM PST by thesearethetimes... (t4)
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To: Sequoyah101
This may be our last stand. Nobody can turn the attitude of the entitlement class, created in the last 50 years, around in four years.

The probability is that the debt load created by the leftist Democrats (supported by too many Republicans and the leftist media) will force many changes through attempts at raising taxes coupled with increased costs/monetary devaluation.

Legally, I see no way to even turn around the massive system of laws and regulations that have all but destroyed the United States.

Next Gingrich, being well versed in History and the Constitution, will undoubtedly be able to propose many ways to stymie, terminate, bypass, etc., those issues.

Instead, I see it likely that attempts at change will only enrage the entitlement class and their lefty over lords. Maybe they will be too lazy to even rise up in useful protest? I know that the over lords will at least try to whip them into a frenzy and the lib lovers in the media will do their best to make it an across the board crisis.

I believe you are right on the mark here. And I believe that Newt Gingrich's knowledge, background, willingness to fight and/or explain in layman's terms, is probably the best candidate for the coming times (and sleazy/traitorous actions of the leftists) you have described.

Enjoyed your input, thanks for posting.

61 posted on 01/22/2012 11:25:46 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: niteowl77
I don't need another messiah, I don't want a fuehrer, and I don't expect a saint.



And that is exactly where the republican voter base is right now.

It is also what the talking heads are not getting.

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62 posted on 01/22/2012 11:26:28 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SmithL

Wait, how many standing O’s did Santorum, Paul or mittens get?? Newt stole the show that night.


63 posted on 01/22/2012 11:29:36 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Lady Lucky

It was very interesting this morning (Sunday) listening to CNN (which I rarely do) just not understanding what actually happened...why, Newt got applause “with the people standing”; mind you it was not a standing ovation...but, they said, did it show the people’s disdain for the media? Listening to them was pitiful, just pitiful!!!


64 posted on 01/22/2012 11:38:57 AM PST by native texan (Hard work, faith, thrift and one more word..."honesty")
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To: lonevoice

“The roar is passion. The roar is intensity. The roar is pent up frustration.”

The roar is about a public school yesterday in Arizona going on lock down because a group of illegal aliens were walking down the street next to the school without any fear of intervention. The roar is about passing a bill that would take away the civil liberties of American citizens by throwing them in jail indefinitely without access to a lawyer or a trial based on the “suspicion” that they might be involved in terrorism. The roar is about a $14 trillion dollar (and climbing) national debt that will destroy this country’s economy for generations. The roar is about significantly defunding our military and crippling our ability to effectively protect our interests abroad and at home. We roar because the media is complicit in the destruction of this great country. We roar because while the government grows larger, our freedoms and rights are significantly diminished. We roar because this is our country, our rights, our freedoms, our values that are being trampled and we will not relinquish them without a battle at the ballot box. Roar on, America!


65 posted on 01/22/2012 11:59:03 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Here’s hoping he will get it

That's what I'm praying for. Whether by design, or by providential accident, Newt has picked up the pennant of Tea Party conservatives. He's carrying our banner into battle, wearing our colors, and articulating our passion our resolve, and, yes, our anger.

I pray that Newt is aware that he's being handed lightning in a bottle. That he will be humbled, inspired, and emboldened by his awareness of that fact. I pray that he will prove a worthy gladiator, wielding our gathered power with wisdom and conviction. If he does all these things, then I pray that he will never forget who brought him to the dance.

Go, Newt!

66 posted on 01/22/2012 12:24:30 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: LibertyRocks

“I’m not familiar with the book you mention, but...”

“Ameritopia” by Mark Levin. Excellent. He describes the philosphical underpinnings of the statist mindset - such as Plato, Hobbes, Marx - the idea that if we just get the “right” people in power that a utopia can be created, with equal outcomes for all. We know how that always turns out. Levin contrasts that with the philosphy that inspired the founders - Burke, Montesquieu, Toqueville - belief in the value of the individual, natural law, God-given unalienable rights, private property, etc. He traces how the statist mindset has gradually taken over our institutions - and how to fight it. If we don’t understand what the ideas are that we are fighting it’s harder to combat them. Levin does a GREAT job of laying out the history of statism - its a must read for all thinking Americns. It’s 40% off on Amazon - just came out last week and already #1, I believe, on the NY Slimes bestseller list - or if it’s not, it soon will be, just as “Libery and Tyranny” was. Please read it, everybody!!!


67 posted on 01/22/2012 12:25:11 PM PST by madmominct
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To: Pride in the USA

Fantastic post, thanks! We are the silent majority, silent no longer. Hear us roar!


68 posted on 01/22/2012 12:32:06 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Very well said and written article. Thank you.

Newt realizes at this point in time being tough and assertive is necessary to correct the years of injustice brought on by liberals. America desparately needs someone who has a spine!

69 posted on 01/22/2012 12:38:09 PM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: SmithL; brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; ..
This is so well written that I want to share it with all my FRiends.

Ping to Psst: Hear the Roar and Pay Attention.

70 posted on 01/22/2012 12:56:47 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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71 posted on 01/22/2012 12:59:25 PM PST by narses
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To: Pride in the USA
Roar on, America!

Hear, Hear!

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72 posted on 01/22/2012 1:01:27 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39; SmithL

Yes indeedy

Great article


73 posted on 01/22/2012 1:18:08 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: madmominct
I will definitely check it out! Thanks for the info. :)

I speak of "attitudes" in the public when perhaps I should more accurately say "mindset". It's good to know at least a few others understand it. The people who think like those liberals across the world always make that excuse when confronted by facts about Communism, or Socialism in general, or about individual dictators like Stalin and Mao.

Perhaps what's even more frightening is that Obama used this outright all the way back in 2007 in the beginning of his campaign as well. Putting himself up as the "messiah" and the cult of personality achieved the blinding of the rest of his adherents. Here's a quote from Obama back in Oct. of 2007 when he was at a South Carolina church - this was said DURING his "guest sermon" during services at the church (note the imagery as well - just one of many "haloed" shots of Obama). Just like all the others Obama is now "not the right guy". Obama has pretty much been thrown under his own bus out of necessity to defend their agendas - they always eat their own. Our job is to wake up the public to SEE what is happening now. I'm sure Levin's book might help for those who are willing to read it (and don't already understand, or need more info. to back them up in arguments! LOL)


74 posted on 01/22/2012 1:23:16 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: SmithL
The roar is passion. The roar is intensity. The roar is pent up frustration. The roar, put another way, is the national mood of conservatives.

I think and hope Newt understands one thing: 2012 will NOT be won by appeasing the Left and playing humble before them. 2012 will be won by firing up the Republican base so that every single one of them SHOWS UP and votes.

75 posted on 01/22/2012 1:38:58 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: LibertyRocks

You’re welcome! I hope you like it and pass it on to whoever will read it...it should be required reading in schools. If only...


76 posted on 01/22/2012 1:44:34 PM PST by madmominct
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To: Sans-Culotte
You mean "Condi vs Hillary in 2008" Dickie?
77 posted on 01/22/2012 1:48:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: UCANSEE2
To a degree, but when people are frustrated and angry they tend not to forget what pissed them off. And obama is in their face with a new outrage just about every night.
78 posted on 01/22/2012 1:51:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Excellent article.


79 posted on 01/22/2012 1:53:46 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, Now Christian - "I wasn't brainwashed, just brain pre-soaked.")
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To: UCANSEE2
It's a lot more than that in the general election. About half of eligible adults vote. The energy rising against Obama is a guarantee that the all-important turnout will favor the gop this year.

Rino congresscritters who fear running with Newt will be like the "staffers" who walked out on him last Spring--left out in the cold and wishing they had better judgment. They'll be like Karl Rove--a failed flunkie looking for a real job.

BTW, notice how nobody picked up Rover's option this cycle, even when there were eight republicans running and needing help?

80 posted on 01/22/2012 2:04:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: kevao
Bump
81 posted on 01/22/2012 2:06:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: lonevoice
I pray that he will never forget who brought him to the dance.



Rebellion is here!!

We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.

The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.

The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.

— Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006

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82 posted on 01/22/2012 2:07:20 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: Shannon
Newt knows. Remember, he fought these assholes to a standstill for 20 years in Congress, till the rinos teamed up with the 'rats to sabotage him. He understands the battlefield very well.
83 posted on 01/22/2012 2:14:04 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: kara37

Ah-Haa! Strategery. The old “Double Bluff”. I just don’t understand why some really do seem to take him seriesly. Hannity seems to hang on his every word. Could it be the not quite as old “Reverse Double Bluff”?


84 posted on 01/22/2012 2:20:19 PM PST by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: Bobbisox
I think you are right, and it will be an unexpected benefit of the Gingrich candidacy. The traitors will have to expose themselves, and elected officials will have to defend themselves to the people in November. One of the best outcomes we can hope for is a cleansing of the ranks of rino scumbags.
85 posted on 01/22/2012 2:21:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Arrowhead1952
For my money, nobody has deserved a standing O, since Reagan 1984 until now.

We got screwed twice by the fricking Bushes, once by the Manchurian McCain, and since then even Boehner and McConnell getting into the act. Enough.

86 posted on 01/22/2012 2:29:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
I watched all the Sunday programs interviewing Mr. Newt and feel stronger now that he can handle any interview, any question, any topic, any controversy, and any inquiries into his personal life as well.

Character does matter. Correct me if I am wrong, but all this crap was 15+ years ago. Mr. Newt went to and received forgiveness from his God, and his family. Mr. Newt is happily married now, and has returned to his God and faith. Mr. Newt and Colista are apparently involved in many projects having to do with Conservative principles. The past is in the past...not one of the other candidates has that “thing” that sets the crowd on fire. I can't describe “it,” but Mr. Newt has “it,” and Ms. Sarah had
“it.”

As Christians, how well could you fend off questions and inquiries into your lives, defend your values, and defend your country, all in the public eye like Mr. Newt? This is the new and improved Mr. Newt. We must give him the benefit of the doubt. Watch and see just how many of the Republican establishment are coming unhinged at the thought of Mr. Newt as their nominee chosen by WE THE PEOPLE? That in itself should tell you that WE THE PEOPLE have chosen our leader.

It is a NEWT Revolution! Get on board! 2012 for Mr. Newt!

87 posted on 01/22/2012 2:42:44 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: SmithL

Nailed it! Absolutely nailed it!

I was one of those who got up on my feet and punched the air whooping when Newt b!tchslapped King for that insane question. Yes, we are fed to the TEETH with all the labels denigrating us while all our values that make this country great are being destroyed.

Great article!


88 posted on 01/22/2012 2:42:48 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: SmithL

Everyone I know knew it as well. In fact, we were calling eachother the next day and ROARING!


89 posted on 01/22/2012 2:49:08 PM PST by bonfire
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To: SmithL; C. Edmund Wright

Outstanding!


90 posted on 01/22/2012 2:53:55 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: kevao
"They really think we are stupid?"""

YES, and they tell us that every morning, noon, & night.

91 posted on 01/22/2012 3:16:36 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Bobalu

Is that Gen./Pres. Grant, or is it Gen. Sherman? You’d think I’d know, but I can’t tell! That looks like Sherman. On my Dad’s side, I am related to Gen. Sherman, and I can usually see the family resemblance in some of his portraits.


92 posted on 01/22/2012 9:08:55 PM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah

It’s U.S. Grant


93 posted on 01/22/2012 9:11:01 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


94 posted on 01/22/2012 9:20:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Bobalu

Yeah, you’re right, thanks! I was curious. Grant looked younger then, than when he was Pres.!


95 posted on 01/22/2012 9:42:58 PM PST by dsutah
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To: RipSawyer

Ignore his predictions. Listen for the throwaway lines—that’s where his political savvy shines through.


96 posted on 01/23/2012 5:51:53 AM PST by firebrand
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To: madmominct

Thank you for that “nice guy in over his head” comment. That is one of two things when people say it: Republican/conservative denial, or Dem propaganda.

I went to a conservative meetup the other night and the leader of the group described Obama as “incompetent” and “do-nothing.” No.

And he is not the worst president since Carter, as someone said on FR last night: he is the only president ever to hate America and to set about destroying it. That sounds extreme to many people but it is the truth.


97 posted on 01/23/2012 6:05:12 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

You’re right. I think it’s because they don’t really understand where he came from, the socialist doctrine he was raised on- i.e. Alinsky. Most folks don’t look into it that deeply, so they assume he’s just a politician-as-usual. In fact, he is the most radical leftist we’ve ever had, who saw his chance to finally fast forward the leftist agenda to “fundamental change” of this country, which the socialists have been pushing incrementally for most of the last century. He thought he had a mandate, but a lot of people who voted for him didn’t understand it either, what he wanted to do, and so have turned on him, thank God. There was a great piece in the American Thinker yesterday about why Gingrich has taken off, and how the “mainstream” pundits don’t get it. They drastically underestimate the HUGE backlash that is coming in November. We have had years and years of this crap shoved down our throats, and we are sick of it...As I told my wishy-washy boyfriend just now, now is not the time for a polite, polished, go-along-to-get-along leader (like Romney)...we are at war, and have serious business to attend to, like undoing all the crap that Obama has done. It’s going to take decades, but we need someone with the clear vision of what is needed, the ability to articulate it, and the will to begin the process. Romney is not that person. Gingrich, for all his flaws, I believe is. Our task is to try and educate people who think it’s business as usual.


98 posted on 01/23/2012 6:59:17 AM PST by madmominct
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To: madmominct

LOL - I just realized the article I referred to was the original reason for this thread - duh - more coffee please!!!


99 posted on 01/23/2012 7:00:34 AM PST by madmominct
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To: madmominct

Shows your brain is connecting the dots just fine!


100 posted on 01/23/2012 7:05:10 AM PST by firebrand
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