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Gingrich strikes another blow for Obama's re-election
National Post ^ | 1/22/2012 | Kelly McParland

Posted on 01/22/2012 8:20:09 PM PST by Astronaut

If you were Barack Obama, or one of his advisers, you couldn’t ask for a greater gift than Newt Gingrich’s runaway victory in South Carolina. The Republicans will now be forced to spend the winter absorbing a cutthroat war between Gingrich and Mitt Romney, both forces pouring millions of dollars into high-profile media campaigns to tear down the other, rather than campaigning to defeat Obama next November.

Obama must love this. He barely has to campaign. Both Gingrich and Romney have demonstrated their willingness to be as nasty as it requires to tear down their rival. Now they’ll be going at it for weeks, or months, doing the Democrats’ job for them, and providing juicy material Democratic researchers might not even have been aware of.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; jawjutsu; obama; romney
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“they will be reduced to taking Newt out with a bullet—he better watch his back or he could end up like George Wallace.”

Disturbing thing to post on a public conservative forum.

It reads like you are projecting your own perverse fantasies, IMHO.


51 posted on 01/22/2012 9:33:04 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Astronaut

“The circular firing squad continues. We waste ammunition on each other, instead of attacking Hussein Obama.”

I agree. It’s time for Romney to quit. All he’s doing now is trying to throw the vote to Santorum.

We’re not fooled anymore.


52 posted on 01/22/2012 9:36:23 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Rennes Templar
No, he is having nightmares about the possibility of facing Gingrich.

Yeah, I heard some RATagandist on the tube talking about how Obama's dream opponent is Newt.

Of course since RATs always lie about everything, that means you're probably spot on.

53 posted on 01/22/2012 9:43:56 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Astronaut
The circular firing squad continues. We waste ammunition on each other, instead of attacking Hussein Obama.

I think that what you say here is absolutely false.

There is nothing circular about Newt knocking off his competition along the way to winning the primary.

54 posted on 01/22/2012 9:47:07 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: wolfman23601
It doesnt matter. Nothing before Labor Day is going to have any bearing on the General election.

Quite so. Other than the selection of the candidate, that is. No big deal, right?

55 posted on 01/22/2012 9:53:05 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Psalm 144
I think the real point of the definitely moronic article is: “Strike not Little Lord Fauntleroy! His nose now doth bleed, ye uncouth lout!”

LOL! Now, that is hilarious (and true!)

56 posted on 01/22/2012 10:04:38 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Belteshazzar

“I should take up the practice of writing about Canadian politics, a subject of which I am at least as ignorant as Mr. McParland is of American politics.”

So true! (Not that I know what you know or don’t know about Cana politics) But above all, a well-established position of blithering ignorance is absolutely necessary to be a good political-scene writer. After all, there is a HUGH shortage of them in the US. Eh?


57 posted on 01/22/2012 10:09:52 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Newt has nearly 100% name-recognition already.

What he needs to work on, is getting his approvals up.

58 posted on 01/22/2012 10:12:42 PM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: Pox
All of the pundits are desperate for the status quo to continue, and they all agree amongst themselves that Gingrich has no chance to beat Obama

They waged the same war and said the same things about Reagan and he carried 49 of the 50 States against Carter.

As you said the exploding heads will be spewing everywhere. Get some protective gear.

59 posted on 01/22/2012 10:15:50 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Astronaut

The battle between Newt, Romney, & Santorum will not save the big-eared idiot in the WH.


60 posted on 01/22/2012 10:19:38 PM PST by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Astronaut

Dumber than snot...


61 posted on 01/22/2012 10:21:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Psalm 144
“It’s called a presidential primary. They’re supposed to fight it out, to be the people’s choice as the best person for the job.

Moronic article.”

I think the real point of the definitely moronic article is: “Strike not Little Lord Fauntleroy! His nose now doth bleed, ye uncouth lout!”

LOL!

Gingrich strikes another blow for Obama's re-election

62 posted on 01/22/2012 10:21:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: wolficatZ

I do not post such thoughts as an assassination attempt lightly—I put nothing past the Liberals out there and fear such a thing might happen—I feared as much for Sarah Palin as well. I will be happy if such things never happen—but they have in the past. May the Lord protect Newt and all in politics.


63 posted on 01/22/2012 10:26:02 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rennes Templar

The only problem is that one or more debates between the Republican and Democrat nominees is not a requirement. There is no law that demands one or more debates. 0bama would be well advised to simply skip any one-on-one debate against Speaker Gingrich. Why in the world would 0bama give up the advantage of incumbency and risk it on a debate performance that 0bama might win (and secure the election) or draw (and likely still win) or lose (and risk the election)? It seems that only bad things (from the 0bama perspective) can happen following a Gingrich-0bama debate. Anyone remember Mayor Rizzo in Philadelphia? “I’m not going to debate you Thatch. No one knows you Thatch!”


64 posted on 01/22/2012 10:31:44 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: ilgipper

You’re right. A hard-fought battle in the primaries is a tonic for the eventual nominee, unless he’s a sitting president. (See Carter and Ted Kennedy, or Bush and Buchanan for the latter.)


65 posted on 01/22/2012 10:48:44 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: paudio
However, he’s useful for the cause as he has chance to beat 0bama.

Not in this lifetime, he doesn't. Newt's the nominee...Obama wins in a cakewalk. Bank on it.

66 posted on 01/22/2012 10:57:29 PM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Dick Holmes

But that’s probably only because a sitting president already was coming from a weak position, otherwise they never would have gotten a primary challenge. So there’s no way to know that the fight didn’t help them hone their skills as well even if it wasn’t enough to win the contest.


67 posted on 01/22/2012 11:00:15 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Astronaut

Its called a “primary”. The party managers and paid professionals wanted a coronation. But thats not how it works. People have been telling them for a long time, we don’t want another McCain (we didn’t want the first one either for that matter) and we don’t want Romney.

This is what happens when the supposed “elite” tries to force a candidate on us. This is what happens when someone we don’t want tries to buy the election.

This is what ought to have happened last time when they jammed McCain down our throats. But we didn’t have anyone with enough grit to really take the fight to McCain and the elite, and what we got was Obama. They told us only McCain was electable but we always knew he wasn’t... and he wasn’t.

No more McCains. No more Romneys.


68 posted on 01/22/2012 11:19:42 PM PST by marron
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To: Lazamataz

Eh, the approvals statistic was used by Newt’s media enemies to make Newt look bad, because his head-to-head matchup against Obama doesn’t look as bad. You will have people who disapprove of Newt but disapprove of Obama more. People may say they disapprove of Newt with his extramarital affair in mind, but that doesn’t mean they will hold that against him when they’re voting. The matchup against Obama can also turn around on a dime just like Newt’s poll numbers in this primary have. Kerry was ahead of Bush all year, up through at least July, when he was 7 points ahead of Bush in the polls.


69 posted on 01/22/2012 11:21:34 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: ilgipper

Meanwhile the federal courts keep sliding the Texas primary back over redistricting. Latest schedule is April 8. The largest conservative block of votes and we don’t even get a say in who the candidate will be. Lets go back to smoke filled rooms, At least we generally got competent, rather than glib and/or good looking candidates.


70 posted on 01/23/2012 12:09:57 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Jonty30

The Democratic line of attack on this protracted battle is some kind of a “clown car/circus” meme, implying that all of our candidates are clowns and that this primary process is a circus/comedy. It’s their job to portray everything we do in a negative light. They have proven time and time again that they can effectively influence public psychology through their many media outlets. Goebbels would be impressed. They also hope to drag this out for us so they can prep the battlefield for the general election war while we remain bogged down in our primary election battles. As well, they hope to build up inner party resentments so as to drive a lingering wedge in between us come general election time. payback for operation chaos I guess.


71 posted on 01/23/2012 1:13:08 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Wolfstar

I’m still open whether Newt can win or not against Obama. My prediction is that those things that conservatives (read: Freepers) despise will be used by him in general election. His sofa pose with Pelosi, his friendly pose with Al Sharpton, etc., will be shown as proof that he’s not right-wing zealous and he can work with the opponents if it’s needed.


72 posted on 01/23/2012 1:18:10 AM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Astronaut
That article is liberal media BS...

OBAMA DISPAIR, OBAMA TOAST
73 posted on 01/23/2012 1:40:32 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Astronaut
You have to take care of one enemy at a time.

First Romney, then Obama

74 posted on 01/23/2012 3:47:54 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Astronaut

We read the same bull-crap every primary election cycle.


75 posted on 01/23/2012 5:58:14 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: TFMcGuire; Lancey Howard
Re: Romney's failure to appoint Republican judges.

36 judges and nine Republicans by every accounting. But Romney being Romney, he can't even tell the truth about how many judges he appointed.

In a February 2007 interview with National Journal Contributing Editor Marc Ambinder called "Romney Explains Himself" (and he'd have to do a lot less of that if he (a) told the truth and (b) stuck to an ideological position), Romney was asked:

You remember, though, in 1994, you said you'd be better for gay rights than Ted Kennedy?

As part of his answer, Romney said:

"I've appointed approximately 60 judges, one or two of whom... one of whom I'm quite confident is gay, the other may be gay as well. I think he probably is, and there may be more for all I know."

To me, 36 is approximately 40. But when you're trying to say "hey, there were only one or two gay judges; I'm a conservative," it sounds a lot better to say it was only one or two out of 60 than out of 36, or approximately 40, or approximately 50.

Romney may as well have said "I only appointed one or two gay judges out of approximately 239."

His mouth was moving; he was lying trying to be deceptive.

76 posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:19 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: sefarkas

True, debates are not a requirement, but if he refuses, I think it will be a sign of weakness. I would imagine even some Dims and the MSM would want him to debate. How can they defend him not debating? So in essence he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.


77 posted on 01/23/2012 1:57:59 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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