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Some Republican leaders fear Gingrich rise could be their downfall (Written by John King's wife)
cnn ^ | 1/23/2012 | dana bash

Posted on 01/23/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by tobyhill

Newt Gingrich might have led Republicans to their first House majority in 40 years in the 1990s, but the prospect of the former House Speaker becoming their presidential nominee is producing significant GOP angst.

"If he's the nominee, it's a disaster. There is no way to sugar-coat it," said one GOP congressional strategist describing the tension after Gingrich won South Carolina.

"There is a reason most people who know him best aren't supporting him," said a former House colleague still serving in Congress.

Asked why he had endorsed opponent Mitt Romney if he had served with Gingrich for so long, a House Republican replied with a smile, "Because I served with Gingrich for so long."

Those GOP congressional sources and many others spoke on condition of anonymity because they believe Gingrich, who is running against the "Republican establishment," will only turn the criticism into his advantage.

"The less they talk to the better," said one of the GOP sources concerned about Gingrich, "it only feeds into his narrative that the establishment is out to get him."

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


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1 posted on 01/23/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
(Written by John King's wife)

D*mn funny, lol.

2 posted on 01/23/2012 3:48:52 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: tobyhill

aH AH AH


3 posted on 01/23/2012 3:49:24 PM PST by Ulysse (a)
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To: tobyhill

Well if the Republican establishment is against him...that solidifies it for me!

GO NEWT!!


4 posted on 01/23/2012 3:50:11 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: tobyhill

A little pay back for the backstabbing?I should think so.Be scared rinos, be scared.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 3:51:53 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

Go, Newt!! Rip the GOP-E a new one!!

Rebellion is on!!


6 posted on 01/23/2012 3:52:01 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: tobyhill
Dana Bash is John King's wife? So that raises the odds above 50/50 that Bash is actually a female.
7 posted on 01/23/2012 3:54:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Robinson

8 posted on 01/23/2012 3:56:24 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Jim Robinson
Virginia had the most Conservative Republican Establishment in the history of the state, and they ALL turned on Newt and embraced Mitt.

Their careers in politics are now in tatters. None of these guys will ever see a national level executive job nor even election to the Senate.

They threw their political lives away opposing Newt.

9 posted on 01/23/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

Our biggest problem, as said for so long, isn’t Obama and the Demagogues. It’s the GOP establishment which has given Obama and the Demagogues center stage.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 3:56:47 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Zeppelin

Used to be Republicans would line up behind the front-runner to help their race.

This is the first time that I can remember where Republicans turned on the front-runner to help their race. Says a lot about the party and power in 2012.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 3:57:55 PM PST by Kenny
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To: tobyhill
A damp single ply square of toilet paper is all the MSM needs to brainwash the GOP RINO establishment into conservative hating tools.
12 posted on 01/23/2012 3:58:40 PM PST by Happy Rain ("The TSA --Training government thugs to oppress and the masses to meekly take the oppresion.")
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To: tobyhill

Thanks for posting. Perhaps some senators and congressmen do fear Gingrich because he knows how to bring an end to “business as usual” in Washington, D. C. Also, if what is being said in the article is true, it confirms they would have neither respect nor regard for the voters who would be nominating Gingrich.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 3:59:00 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The wife didn’t like ole Newt pounding her husband.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 3:59:06 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

Man....I made the mistake of looking her up on Wikipedia. She’s hagorific.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 3:59:14 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: Zeppelin

He alienated the conservatives. He’s never met an idea he doesn’t like.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 4:01:45 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: tobyhill

Newt know where the bodies are buried?

If he takes down the corrupt GOP he also takes down the corrupt DNC.....replacing the corrupt in DC......Hmmmmm
Go for it Newt!


17 posted on 01/23/2012 4:02:06 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: tobyhill
That's exactly the point, geniuses !

fofl

18 posted on 01/23/2012 4:02:21 PM PST by tomkat (Newt/Sarah '12)
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19 posted on 01/23/2012 4:02:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All
“If Gingrich does win, veteran GOP strategists tell CNN to expect pressure on Senate Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders to call key GOP donors and ask them not to contribute to Gingrich's campaign.”

So Dana Bash thinks Boehner and McConnell will go for an Obama reelection if Newt's the candidate. She may not be that far off because they maybe firing their warning shots by leaking this.

20 posted on 01/23/2012 4:05:36 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Zeppelin

They damn well better get behind him or their career might be over.

NO RINOS!


21 posted on 01/23/2012 4:07:52 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: tobyhill
Some Republicans should fear Newt. There are loads of these turds we call RINOs that need to have their butts kicked out.
22 posted on 01/23/2012 4:10:19 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I always referred to her as “The Cretin”.


23 posted on 01/23/2012 4:13:20 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: muawiyah

“Virginia had the most Conservative Republican Establishment in the history of the state, and they ALL turned on Newt and embraced Mitt.
Their careers in politics are now in tatters. None of these guys will ever see a national level executive job nor even election to the Senate.

They threw their political lives away opposing Newt. “

My guess is that the same comment will apply to Niki Haley. The only thing I can think of is that the “establishment” pressure behind the scenes has been intense. The truth of the matter is that the RINOs would be content to get back their committee chairmanships in the Senate with all the perks and let Obama have four more. They, from all outward appearances, are much more concerned about their personal circumstances than doing something meaningful for the country. Newt will upset their apple cart and that’s their main focus. Go Newt!!!


24 posted on 01/23/2012 4:13:20 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: tobyhill

“Got a name?”


25 posted on 01/23/2012 4:15:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tobyhill

She bears a vague resemblance to Debbie Washerwoman.

Much nicer hair.

26 posted on 01/23/2012 4:16:07 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: tobyhill

This story has more unnamed sources than most stories found at The Weekly World News website.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 4:16:54 PM PST by Infralutheran
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To: tobyhill
Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada-Yada.

Bottom line; no Mitt Romney. Not now. Not never.

28 posted on 01/23/2012 4:17:20 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: tobyhill
The way I look at this-if they were doing their jobs in the first place, they would not be depending on any one’s help to get them re elected. They are politically correct and very weak. They fall, they deserve. Don't blame Newt.
29 posted on 01/23/2012 4:17:28 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Zeppelin

The only demise because of Newt’s rise or any other republican nominee is going to be OBAMA’S. Obama could’nt beat a dried turd in a tuxedo in Nov.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 4:20:49 PM PST by spawn44 (NSWWER)
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To: upchuck

serious photoshopping...

the suit is too perfect the face is obviously touched up.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 4:22:13 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill
... said one GOP congressional strategist ....said a former House colleague still serving in Congress ... Those GOP congressional sources and many others spoke on condition of anonymity ... said one of the GOP sources concerned about Gingrich ...

This is a fine example of excellent journalistic professionalism. If the quotes are true, then those RINOs have no balls. The RINOs and journalists like Bash and King are the reasons why we have a community organizing socialist residing in the white hut.

This is war. Steel yourselves and fight to restore the Republic.

32 posted on 01/23/2012 4:22:45 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: tobyhill

Perhaps this is not the time to be sugar-coating things. The daunting and overwhelming fear among the non-Establishment persons of the conservative persuasion, is that Mitt Romney cannot and will not take the fight TO Obama, making this a referendum on the policies that have been in place since January 2009, and exacerbated more and more every day.

Romney SAYS he will stop all these abuses, but will he, really? The big question mark, is what he feels about what is without a doubt, the system he himself instituted in Massachuetts in regards to “mandated” health care. The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, the formal name of Obamacare, neither protects patients nor provides affordable care, and certainly shall not be able to do either in anything like a timely basis.

Depending on others to provide the basic elements of health care is not, and never was, the duty or responsibility of anyone other than the individual or those to whom the responsibility is delegated by law and by custom. The very young, the old, the infirm, and those who have suffered huge misfortune through either their own failing or the acts of others, are first and best served by those closest, and as designated by local authority. This responsibility should have never, ever, devolved upon the Federal government, because the very remoteness almost assures that timely and effective care will not be delivered. Even at the state level, there is a serious time factor, and the degree of assistance that may be provided always doubles back on the resources available.

In the end, it falls back upon the local community in which the unfortunate afflicted one dwells, and sometimes, an even more narrow definition of family, or religious affiliation, or neighbors. Do some of the subjects fall through the cracks? Yes, they do, but how many would just be left lying in the dust if the responsibility gets shrugged away and bucked on up to ever more distant supposed “benefactors”?

We cannot cure inequities of outcome, we may only attempt to assure equality of access to an upwardly mobile path. And by this I do not mean access to the fruits of others’ labor, only the opportunity to acquire fruits of one’s own.

Otherwise we all are reduced to a treadmill to oblivion, and the despair of the spirit that is its signature.

That is the complete antithesis of the American ideal.


33 posted on 01/23/2012 4:25:30 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: vette6387

That’s pretty much the case.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 4:28:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

I believe that both Boehner (House) and McConnell (Senate) are up for re-election this year. If McConnell starts playing traitorous games, I’m sure some TEA Party people in Kentucky would not mind making things very difficult for him.

As for Boehner, we probably do need a new Speaker of the House, preferably a conservative.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Kenny

“Used to be Republicans would line up behind the front-runner to help their race. This is the first time that I can remember where Republicans turned on the front-runner to help their race. Says a lot about the party and power in 2012.”

I agree. But I think what we’re observing is more due to The Establishment not getting their way. They ALWAYS get their way...except in very rare circumstances when the Republican electorate (yes, there is one) steps up and essentially says: “No, our situation in the world is too dangerous for a country-club guy that is more interested in losing with dignity (ala Bob Dole, and McCain), than winning with a mandate.”

The last time this happened was 1980. Hopefully 2012 will be the next time.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 4:32:29 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: tobyhill

“So Dana Bash thinks Boehner and McConnell will go for an Obama reelection if Newt’s the candidate. She may not be that far off because they maybe firing their warning shots by leaking this. “

I always go back to 1980 because it is the best parallel to what’s going on with Newt.

In 1980, The Republican Establishment tried to stop Reagan from being elected, first by trying to get Bush-41 nominated, and then by running John Anderson as a Third Party (to them Carter was a better choice than the ‘unstable’ Reagan).

Third Parties can work...Perot help greatly to bring down Bush-41 in 1992. But third parties are NOT effective against a candidate that has locked down the base (aka, Reagan). And given the Tea Party support that Newt now has, he is VERY CLOSE to that accomplishment.


37 posted on 01/23/2012 4:38:05 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: tobyhill

said one of the GOP sources concerned about Gingrich................................... Ah yes, another CNN GOP source, aka known to all as Mr/Mrs Anonymous.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 4:44:16 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO YOU ELECT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT!)
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To: upchuck

Think she looks much more like Secretariat.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 4:52:58 PM PST by MisterArtery
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To: tobyhill

Article says this. Sounds like treason to me. Someone needs to shake the Tea Party third party mutiny stick at these whiny RINOs.

“If Gingrich does win, veteran GOP strategists tell CNN to expect pressure on Senate Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders to call key GOP donors and ask them not to contribute to Gingrich’s campaign.”


40 posted on 01/23/2012 4:52:58 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Zeppelin
Well if the Republican establishment is against him...that solidifies it for me!

That pretty much sums it up for me, too. I don't like his amnesty but it's not like any of them will rid of illegals in my life time.

41 posted on 01/23/2012 4:53:14 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: tobyhill

The GOP is more scared of the Tea Party than the dems. Fear is blood in the water. Attack!


42 posted on 01/23/2012 4:54:13 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Palin FTW!)
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To: TADSLOS

Does FR ever do any e-mail campaigns? If Newt wins FL, we ought to set up a spot to coordinate an e-mail campaign to Boehner and McConnell to tell them to lay off Newt or else.


43 posted on 01/23/2012 4:58:40 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: bgill

Mitt wants amnesty, too. Newt is willing to give amnesty to people who have lived — and worked! — here for 25 years, provided a *community* board votes to approve it. So at least there is some limit on whom gets amnesty.

Are there any limits to whom gets amnesty under Mitt?


44 posted on 01/23/2012 4:59:20 PM PST by kevao
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To: JediJones

FR E-mail campaigns? You bet. Plenty of times. The most recent notable one I recall was during the Oct 2008 TARP debacle.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 5:03:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Palin FTW!)
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To: tobyhill
Wow, that is very telling. I am been wondering just what the ESTABLISHMENT will do WHEN Newt become the nominee.

Now I see it, and just as I thought it will be. They will do anything in their power to see that OBAMA is reelected, but that was the same premise they had in backing Romney. They knew Romney could not beat Zero.

They don't want anyone beating their Golden Goose.

BUT WE WILL SHOW THEM SOMETHING DIFFERANT. President Gingrich has as nice solid ring to it. Lets make it happen.

46 posted on 01/23/2012 5:05:52 PM PST by annieokie
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To: MisterArtery
I ran past that picture quite fast and my take was that we had a picture of a stiff decorated for a funeral.

If that was photoshopped, they could have done much better.

Still, there's somebody out there who probably loves her.

47 posted on 01/23/2012 5:07:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: JediJones

Also, remember that the TARP mess was a primary catalyst of the Tea Party Movement.


48 posted on 01/23/2012 5:08:27 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Palin FTW!)
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To: kevao

Mitt still wants his lawns tended by trained professionals. The Japanese-Americans gave that stuff up 60 years ago!


49 posted on 01/23/2012 5:09:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
Some Republican RINO leaders fear Gingrich rise could be their downfall.

Fixed it. And yes it will.

50 posted on 01/23/2012 5:10:35 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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