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Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP control of Congress
The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 01/22/2012 12:45:07 PM PST by Qbert

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.

Henry Barbour, a top Rick Perry fundraiser who endorsed Mitt Romney after the Texas governor dropped out, said Gingrich could not beat President Obama and would cost Republicans many House and Senate seats.

Barbour told The Hill that endorsing Romney and coming to his South Carolina rally was a "very easy decision" because of Gingrich, who he said would turn the presidential race from a referendum on Obama into "the adventures of Newt Gingrich."

"Newt would be a disaster as the nominee," he said. "He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes."

Barbour, who ran his uncle Haley Barbour's successful reelection campaign as Mississippi governor, warned that Gingrich would cost the GOP chances at some governorships as well, and could not beat Obama.

"He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: barbour4romney; gingrich; house; perry; rinos4romney; romney
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To: Qbert

More boogey man warnings from the little girl establishment. I’m so scared.


51 posted on 01/22/2012 1:29:27 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Qbert

We keep hearing this “polarizing figure” slur from Rinos. Enough with their fanatical “friends” across the aisle and the “well intentioned” American-hating Muslim communist in the White Hut. Americans are tired of having no choice to get out from under the elistists who have wrecked the economy, the culture and the constitution while sticking Americans with the underclass and the bill.

Really what Rinos are worried about is their jobs and power. Last time Newt came along, they lost their shirts and their anti-American, globalist smash mouths were closed. That needs to happen again and they will feel tossed into the fringes of limo-liberal land (polarized) where they belong. How dare these amoral, anti-American, global corporate cannible elitists take over both parties and the country. To hell with them.


52 posted on 01/22/2012 1:35:10 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Qbert

WOW! They are in total panic mode!!!!


53 posted on 01/22/2012 1:42:51 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: Anima Mundi

Now fox is saying that Newt is a sure looser with only 9% in favor and 50 some % against


54 posted on 01/22/2012 1:44:08 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: freedomfiter2

I just saw this headline posted on MarketWatch.

“U.S. stocks poised for positive January
5:00 PM ET 1/21/12 | Marketwatch”

Newt’s win in SC yesterday could be the catalyst that gets the USA out of the doldrums.

For the last year people have been fretting about the choice for Presidency would be between Obama and Obama-Lite Romney.

Now that Newt has opened up the race, people could get revived with the possibility that two liberals will be sent home—Obama and Romney.


55 posted on 01/22/2012 1:44:36 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Qbert

This is just so wrong. All you have to do is look at the turn out in South Carolina. It was huge and all across the board for Newt. These people will surely support the down steam Conservative candidates in the general election. The Conservative turnout will be huge like in the 2010 election. GO NEWT GO!


56 posted on 01/22/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Qbert

Wasn’t Mc’Lame suppose to be the moderate to attract independents and such.

And Mc’Lame beatout Mittens.

How did that work out.


57 posted on 01/22/2012 1:45:02 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: W. W. SMITH

Now fox is saying that Newt is a sure looser with only 9% in favor and 50 some % against


I saw Britt Hume say the same thing last night on Fox.

What they fail to mention is Obama’s negatives.


58 posted on 01/22/2012 1:46:19 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

You could be right. There’s a change in the air.


59 posted on 01/22/2012 1:51:47 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: BobL

"What has to scare The Establishment, even more than losing, is winning with someone not indebted to them. For that could mean a wholesale housecleaning of that bunch."

Yep, you nailed it. They've basically had control of the reins since Bush 41, and they will stop at nothing to keep that control.

"So, for them, a Romney loss is far better than a Newt win (although a Romney win would be fine, as would a Newt loss)."

I wouldn't put it past them to be secretly calculating whether they could get more out a Romney nomination now... or a Jeb nomination in 2016...

60 posted on 01/22/2012 2:00:18 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Parley Baer

South Carolina has very high unemployment. Iowa and New Hampshire did not. What you saw is high turnout among people who think the economy is the most important issue and a resounding endorsement that Newt is the man to right the ship. Romney won voters making over $200,000, Newt won everyone else. It just shows that Romney would be absolutely toxic in the industrial swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania that are so crucial in the election. Huckabee got it right the first time, they don’t want to vote for someone who looks like the guy who laid them off (and in some cases, was the guy who laid them off).


61 posted on 01/22/2012 2:05:03 PM PST by JediJones
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To: SumProVita

“”He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes.” “

He’s dead on with that prediction of “our”. “Our” meaning the squishy Rino’s. They need to become extinct or join their true party.


62 posted on 01/22/2012 2:06:45 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: BobL
What has to scare The Establishment, even more than losing, is winning with someone not indebted to them. For that could mean a wholesale housecleaning of that bunch.

That's why we have to make sure to get the right people into the Senate leadership, too.

Can you imagine what might happen if Gingrich becomes President, but the GOP establishment tries to use the Senate advice and consent power against him to reject his Cabinet nominees?

-PJ

63 posted on 01/22/2012 2:10:46 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Qbert

What they are saying is that it doesn’t matter what the people who voted think. What they are saying is that they know better than the people they purport to serve.

Out of curiosity, what were these same people saying about McCain’s electability in the last election?


64 posted on 01/22/2012 2:21:13 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Qbert
“He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates.”

Actually, I've heard the same kind of comments about Romney, and about how he won't get the votes of a significant number of people who won't vote for a Mormon. Who is to say? I think there are a lot of people out there at this point who just want Obama gone.

65 posted on 01/22/2012 2:25:07 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Qbert

I guess Brit Hume got the memo...this is the same warning he gave last night closing the election coverage.


66 posted on 01/22/2012 2:26:59 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Qbert

The established class would try to populate Congress with Democrats, but they would do that anyway. No difference.


67 posted on 01/22/2012 2:37:07 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Qbert

Henry Barbour:
You are a total liar and I will keep your name in my back pocket.

Should I ever have an opportunity to deal with you, I won’t.

The Senate and the Congress are going to absolutely be winners for the Republicans.


68 posted on 01/22/2012 2:43:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Qbert

Rush has been saying for some time that the GOP establishment types don’t think we can beat Obama but they’re supporting Romney in order to save the House and take the Senate.


69 posted on 01/22/2012 2:44:53 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: Qbert

“A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.”

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Before Newt came along, the GOP didn’t know what control of Congress was. Newt brought the Congressional GOP to full control of both Houses of Congress in 1994, which they kept for 12 years until the RINO Establishment Roves and Bushes squandered it with their big spending.

Now the same GOP Establishemnt is telling us that Newt will cause us to LOSE congress. Who do they think they are kidding?

Brit Hume, a card carrying member of the GOP beltway hive started this baloney last night, and the genius Barbour is just repeating it.


70 posted on 01/22/2012 2:49:37 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Newt’s win in SC yesterday could be the catalyst that gets the USA out of the doldrums.

I was thinking the same thing. If Mitt had won all 3 early contests, he could coast without spending too much more, and contributions to Newt and the others would be less, too.

Now, the TV stations and ad producers will get a big stimulus package from the campaigns!

71 posted on 01/22/2012 3:01:59 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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“He’s too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can’t win independent voters and we can’t win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates.”

Two points:

1. Dole and McCain tried the “independent” route. Look where it go them? They both took the base for granted.

2. The SC voters had other ideas. Seems they found Newt electable.


72 posted on 01/22/2012 3:18:09 PM PST by ak267
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To: Post5203

Amazing how many people I have lost all respect for...Haley Barber...Niki Haley...Brit Hume...Ann Coulter...

***

The masks are coming off.

Fasten your seat belt.


73 posted on 01/22/2012 3:25:05 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: ilgipper

Its the Party Line—Only Mitt can win—Its balderdash and they know it. It this tactic worked we would have seen president Dole (and he would have done a good job).


74 posted on 01/22/2012 3:35:00 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Qbert

gingrich has a spine, most GOP does not. he might teach them something.


75 posted on 01/22/2012 4:08:59 PM PST by television is just wrong
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Thanks For Nothing Willard.

76 posted on 01/22/2012 4:10:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Qbert

What a liar!


77 posted on 01/22/2012 4:23:02 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: All; Tench_Coxe
The same people torpedoed Toomey's run against Arlen "Scottish Law" Specter.

One of those same people is still running for president ... Rick Santorum.

78 posted on 01/22/2012 5:39:34 PM PST by newzjunkey (Next up "winner-take-all" FL ... we must derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, he said we have to be ‘forgiving’.


79 posted on 01/22/2012 5:48:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Qbert

I will never vote for Newt because it would put the trophy wife in as first lady. No reward for stealing Newt from his second wife. No reward for serial adulterers. Both him and her are sorry examples of moral ethics. If this is the best America has to offer, the US is in sorry decline.


80 posted on 01/22/2012 7:13:50 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: SumProVita

Brit Hume said the same thing last night.


81 posted on 01/22/2012 8:07:56 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

I am more convinced that they don’t want to beat Obama. Let him do the damage, let all that new power consolidate in D.C. and when the next election comes around then they control the purse strings and the executive. To these fools its a childish game, to the rest of us it is literally our country on the line along with our freedoms. And the other problem is that the left has a long standing tradition of using the power that has been concentrated in one spot to go after there enemies with extreme prejudice.


82 posted on 01/22/2012 9:29:47 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters

there = their


83 posted on 01/22/2012 9:31:02 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Qbert
ROAR!!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2836187/posts

“Yet the elites ignored the roar. After all, the roar came from the unwashed. It came from the fans of cockfights. It came from tea party folks and other such rabble. Inside the sterile cable studios and on their laptops, the pundits scored their debate and their election prospects without the roar. They have their little formulas about who has to raise doubts here and who has to score points there.

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.

That's why Newt has gotten all the roars, and why he has vaulted into serious contention only days after being written off. Anyone else who wants the roar should heed the lesson. The roar comes only at the expense of liberals and liberalism. You won't get the roar attacking others on the stage. Tell your consultants to take a hike if they tell you otherwise.

That roar was an easy predictor of what would happen Saturday night in South Carolina. I knew it and everyone I know knew it late Thursday night. And it was. Seems like no one inside the beltway got it. Until Saturday evening.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/psst_hear_the_roar_and_pay_attention.html#ixzz1kG50qc1x

84 posted on 01/22/2012 10:11:49 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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