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Brutal Newt Gingrich Ad in the Works
abc ^ | Jan 27, 2012 10:40am | Jonathan Karl

Posted on 01/27/2012 10:56:37 AM PST by Red Steel

Newt Gingrich is responding to last night’s debate with a brutal new ad accusing Romney of trying to mislead, deceive, and distort his way to the White House.

Here’s the money line: ”What kind of man would mislead, distort and deceive just to win an election? This man would: Mitt Romney.”

The ad essentially accuses Romney of lying at least twice in the debate last night: 1) about his blind trust and, 2) about his vote for Paul Tsongas in 1992.

The ad is still being produced, but here is the full ad script:

Governor Mike Huckabee:

“If a man’s dishonest to get a job, he’ll be dishonest on the job.”

Voice-over:

“What kind of man would mislead, distort and deceive just to win an election?”

“This man would: Mitt Romney.”

“Romney said he has always voted Republican when he had the opportunity.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; nootslibs; romneylies
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1 posted on 01/27/2012 10:56:43 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I think what we saw yesterday (bloody Thursday) was not so much an attempt to persuade with the substance of the accusations, it was more psychological ....the shear mass was meant to be the payload. As time goes on and the lies are put to rest the Romney camp will have very little to use going forward. If Newt can weather this storm and turn it around on Romney, make him out to be a liar, Newt will once again rise from the ashes.....


2 posted on 01/27/2012 10:57:37 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Red Steel

There is still time before Tues to convince voters Romney lies.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 10:58:57 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Red Steel

Is Huckabee lending his voice to the ad, or is it an excerpt from a speech?


4 posted on 01/27/2012 11:00:19 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Red Steel
The primary campaign is going thermonuclear, and I for one am glad.

If Republicans treat Republicans this way, then they need to run the general election on issues such as fast & furious, cocaine, homosexuality, birth certificates, and islam. If the GOP nominee decides to be genteel and polite instead, then we just have a second Whig party and I don't have to pay attention to them for the rest of my life.

For me, 2012 is make or break for the Republican Party. I want Obama attacked with ads like this one.

5 posted on 01/27/2012 11:00:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If Newt gets the nod...I have no doubt you will get your (and my) wish.....


6 posted on 01/27/2012 11:03:07 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Huck’s statement comes from a 2008 presidential debate as I recall.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 11:04:29 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Is Huckabee lending his voice to the ad, or is it an excerpt from a speech?

I think Huckabee said that four years ago, or not long after the 2008 primaries.

Newt may be overplaying his hand. He just sent engraved invitations out for Romney to launch some: If a candidate can't keep the vows made to his wife ads.

8 posted on 01/27/2012 11:04:34 AM PST by Will88
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To: ez

“There is still time before Tues to convince voters Romney lies.”

Darn right there is. Thanks to the Vegas dude’s SuperPac money. Time for another Romney gaffe. Time for another blast from Alaska.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 11:06:25 AM PST by ngat
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To: Red Steel
Good. Romney opened the door. Let him have it.

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Go Newt!

10 posted on 01/27/2012 11:06:37 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Will88

“Newt may be overplaying his hand. He just sent engraved invitations out for Romney to launch some: If a candidate can’t keep the vows made to his wife ads.”

Somehow I just don’t think that’s a reason to hold back from Gingrich firing both barrels. Romney fired the first shot back in December, and if Romney thought an attack like that would work, it would be bombs-away with it anyhow!


11 posted on 01/27/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by ngat
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To: Will88; Red Steel

See, I wonder about the ethics of this...Newt for a while here in Florida was using Michele Bachman sound bites from a speech years ago about him...the radio ad said something like, “Michele Bachman says this about Newt...” and then a very pro-Newt quote from Bachman was played.

I don’t recall the specifics, but it wasn’t a CURRENT endorsement of Newt...I guess it is free speech and fair game, but it sure seemed to be made to sound like an endorsement when it wasn’t.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Red Steel

I’m not the professional ad writer, but...I’d rather see an ad using Romney saying of RombamaCare, “It’s nothing to get angry about.” Also that comment he made, disparaging Newt for actually bothering to learn about local concerns like Charleston Harbor and NASA — that was idiotic. Those things aren’t local. Improved harbors and the space program are valuable to everyone and Newt is to be commended for being informed on them.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 11:15:19 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Red Steel
I have a problem with this.

I supported Newt from the beginning because he concentrated on Obama and refused to obey the MSM script which called for every GOP candidate tearing apart every other GOP candidate.

15 posted on 01/27/2012 11:18:50 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: Red Steel

All the candidates would do well to realize that the reason Newt got a bump was his push against the left and particularly the MEDIA. If they don’t get smart soon we can rest assured that the 11th commandement by RR was lost on this group of candidates, who declare they are like Ronnie...not.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 11:19:52 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Red Steel

But Romney has his blind trust running his ads, so he’s OK.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 11:22:37 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Red Steel

18 posted on 01/27/2012 11:22:47 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Red Steel
The nomination is now Newt's to lose. My guy (Santorum) is broke and spending the weekend at home in Pennsylvania.

I'm not really fond of Newt, but he will be a considerable improvement over what we have in the white house now.

He's going to need the Santorum voters, the Romney voters, even a few of the Ron Paul voters plus a few more to carry him over the finish line.

Its time to turn the guns around to face Obama. The GOP race is over after Newt wins Florida. Short of the Newtzilla doing himself in, there is nothing to stop him after Florida.

19 posted on 01/27/2012 11:23:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ngat
Romney fired the first shot back in December, and if Romney thought an attack like that would work, it would be bombs-away with it anyhow!

But when a politician runs an ad questioning an opponent's honesty, or his word, and that politician running the ad in on his third set of marriage vows, then it will just scream hypocrisy to a segment of voters.

I guess it's always a gamble of how many voters will take the message intended by the ad, and how many will relate other facts to it and react negatively.

20 posted on 01/27/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by Will88
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To: ClearCase_guy
I want Obama attacked with ads like this one.

For sure. But I can't forget how Juan McCain went from lion in the primaries to field mouse in the general election just four years ago. Can you?

21 posted on 01/27/2012 11:26:43 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

22 posted on 01/27/2012 11:27:17 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: ClearCase_guy
I see a silver lining in all of this political warfare among the Republican Brotherhood. If they can be effective in their ads against each other, fellow Republicans, how more effective will they be when they go against the real enemy, OBAMA and the DEMONRATS
23 posted on 01/27/2012 11:30:31 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Vigilanteman

I remember it well. It’s one of the reasons I often say that electoral politics is dead in this country. I maintain that nothing will really change in this country until after the coming war.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 11:31:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: ez

“There is still time before Tues to convince voters Romney lies.”

Anyone who paid attention to El Rushbo’s revelations today would know that a lot of what hit the fan yesterday was untrue. Things Newt said, which either Romney or others twisted or edited to make them sound 180 degrees opposite from what Newt actually DID say.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 11:32:15 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: Red Steel

Newt needs to stick to Newt. I follow a several other blogs and he isn’t doing himself any good right now with the school yard arguing. His staff should find a way for him to stay above the fray, somehow.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 11:33:19 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Lady Lucky

“Also that comment he made, disparaging Newt for actually bothering to learn about local concerns like Charleston Harbor and NASA — that was idiotic. Those things aren’t local. Improved harbors and the space program are valuable to everyone and Newt is to be commended for being informed on them.”

I know Newt has always talked about NASA and ports that would make a difference in the long term (as opposed to short term shovel ready jobs such as fixing potholes or a Winter Olympics that will be gone after a few weeks). It’s not something he just picked up on for the primary.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 11:35:03 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Baynative

Agree. Newt needs to stick to the issues. BTW, all politicians lie.


28 posted on 01/27/2012 11:36:51 AM PST by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: Baynative

Agree. Newt needs to stick to the issues. BTW, all politicians lie.


29 posted on 01/27/2012 11:37:01 AM PST by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: Red Steel
The whole transcribed Newt's "Brutal Ad" is on this thread below that was not required to be excerpted. If you do not want click on the ABC.com link to read it, go here:

Gingrich questions Romney's truthfulness in new TV ad (Mittens Caught Lying)

30 posted on 01/27/2012 11:37:01 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Will88
IMO after the American people SAW the face of his second wife most put his marital problems on the shelf.

OTOH to be caught in numerous lies and brag about the money you have are two attributes that do not sit well.

31 posted on 01/27/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: ez

Romney is as big a liar as Obama is.

Truthfully, I don’t know how any Republican could vote for Romney after listening to him give the exact same defense for ORomneycare last night that Obama gives for Obamneycare. He also told Santorum that Obamneycare is “nothing to get angry about.”. Well, Mitt, your base disagrees with you. It is A LOT to get angry about! Everytime I think about the way Obama and the Democrats shoved this unpopular bill down our throats, I get angry!


32 posted on 01/27/2012 11:37:26 AM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
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To: Will88

Voters that have a problem with Newt over adultery have already left him, not a problem, fire away Newt.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 11:38:40 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ngat

[ If a candidate can’t keep the vows made to his wife ads.” ]

Well Duuuugh.. America elected Bill Clinton TWICE... with gusto..
I wonder how many republicans(or ex-democrat) have cheated on “A” wife.. -OR- husband..


34 posted on 01/27/2012 11:39:48 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Will88

Except for the fact that Gingrich has already discussed this. He says (and his life seems to reflect this) he’s changed and he’s a devout Catholic now. If the Lord can forgive and give second chances shouldn’t we as well?

Cindie


35 posted on 01/27/2012 11:41:41 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Red Steel
Good for Newt!

It's time for Newt to go to the mattresses.

36 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:35 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Red Steel

Whatever happened to the L-word? Is Newt afraid to simply call Romney out on his intentional lies? This is no to be time timid. Timid is a loser.


37 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:35 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Tucker39

I am getting tired of El Rushbo bashing every body and then walking it back the next day. It is easy to be right 98% of the time when you play both sides 100% of the time. I truned Rush off yesterday and it will be a while before I turn him back on.


38 posted on 01/27/2012 11:45:58 AM PST by jpsb
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To: hoosiermama; jpsb

But Newt’s running an ad about honesty just raises a giant hypocrisy flag.

And none of us can sit here and say with certainty how the voters will react to this ad and the message intended, or not intended. It’s a dice throw.


39 posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:07 AM PST by Will88
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To: beckybea

Not to the degree that Obama and Romney do. Lies are only lies when they perpetrator knowingly misleads. Obama and Mittens knowingly lie. Gingrich was been taken out of context time and time again.

The political reality, or in ‘realpolitik,’ is that negative campaigning works. Gingrich tried to take the high road in Iowa where he faced an avalanche of negative ads without any response by him.

You don’t respond you lose -that’s the reality.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Newt missed a great opportunity last night.

CNN called out Romney when they said Romney, after Mitt’s denial and ignorance, was in fact running anti-Newt ads about “ghetto” language, saying that the ads ended with Mitt’s vice approving the ad.

Newt should have said that it is obvious the type of president Mitt would become... the buck not stopping at his office... denying anything that goes wrong in his administration... sounding much like Holder in the fast and furious scandal... sounding like Obama.

If Mitt cannot control and take responsibility in a campaign, just think what his administration will be like.


41 posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:15 AM PST by dmzTahoe
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To: Will88

I think Newt and Romney should agree to settle this thing the old fashion way, pistols at ten paces. The winner would be elected in a landslide. Obama would be to terrified to run a single negative ad.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 11:53:21 AM PST by jpsb
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To: dmzTahoe

I agree that Gingrich should have done a little more gloating when Romney was proved to be a liar again.

He should also have asked how Romney could possibly govern the country when he can’t remember an ad he personally endorsed, doesn’t know what was in his last year’s tax returns, even where he deposits his money and what he invests in. Gimme a break. How does Romney remember to put his shoes on in the morning?


43 posted on 01/27/2012 11:56:37 AM PST by livius
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To: Baynative
Correct. He also did himself no good in last night's debate by running to the left of Romney on immigration. Goldberg ran a great article on the Newtzilla. Basically, it said only the Newtzilla can beat the Newtzilla.

I hope Rick Santorum can hang on just in case that happens.

44 posted on 01/27/2012 11:58:10 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Steel

I think they should just put out a video with Romney’s best “I don’t know,” “I don’t remember,” or “I have people to do that for me” moments. You know, referring to ads he has personally endorsed, his last year’s tax returns or what he invests his money in or even where it goes. This is a businessman?


45 posted on 01/27/2012 11:59:02 AM PST by livius
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To: Red Steel

Newt was unfaithful in the PAST. He admitted his errors and changed.
Romney is a liar NOW. He admits nothing and hasn’t changed his ways.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 12:12:37 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

2012 is make or break for capitalism in the entire U.S.! Will we have a return to the U.S. as a country of capitalism, or will we have a third world, socialistic U.S. for a very long time to, even, forever? U.S. conservatism could be DOA very soon, if true conservatism doesn’t win, at each and every political level, during the ‘12 November general election!


47 posted on 01/27/2012 12:12:57 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: gardencatz
If the Lord can forgive and give second chances shouldn’t we as well?

Only the Lord can look into the heart of man and know if repentance was sincere. Man can't. Voter's just have to use their judgment in deciding what to believe. Some will believe the changes of heart and/or mind of Newt or Romney or others, and some won't.

But this sort of ad can cut both ways, whether from Newt or Romney or whoever.

48 posted on 01/27/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by Will88
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To: InterceptPoint
-- Whatever happened to the L-word? Is Newt afraid to simply call Romney out on his intentional lies? --

Newt did say that Romney "can't tell the truth."

It is discouraging that lies get as much traction as they do. Surprising how many otherwise upstanding people go in for lying on behalf of Romney.

49 posted on 01/27/2012 12:38:03 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Notary Sojac

That ended after Iowa, sir. Romney the rhino couldn’t just win on the issues and so it’s a bloody battle of ads...which is unfortunate but that’s how it is. Unless of coarse you want the conservative to just give in...?


50 posted on 01/27/2012 12:43:03 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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