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O'Reilly - Gingrich is a Bona Fide Conservative
Townhall.com ^ | 1/27/2012 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 01/27/2012 10:59:33 AM PST by GVnana

O'Reilly discusses why some Americans [including Ann Coulter] are demeaning Newt Gingrich.

"I'm surprised by the right. I've known Gingrich for about 10 years, and to me, he's a Conservative."

Video at link.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Ok. Ok. It's Bill O'Reilly.

But face it. This anti-Gingrich establishment blitz must be very perplexing for a lot of Americans.

Gingrich LEADS ROMNEY in the national polls.

1 posted on 01/27/2012 10:59:36 AM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Screw the establishment with a red hot poker!


2 posted on 01/27/2012 11:03:51 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: GVnana

He may not be a ‘bona-fide’ conservative , but all-in-all I think he is the most conservative of the ‘major’ candidates.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 11:04:36 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: GVnana

These are strange times when I agree with O’Reilly and can’t stand Coulter and Drudge.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 11:05:53 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: GVnana

Well slap me in the face with a tuna...from BOR?


5 posted on 01/27/2012 11:06:46 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: dragonblustar

LOL! Love your tagline!


6 posted on 01/27/2012 11:08:06 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: dragonblustar

strange times indeed - just the thought that we’re discussing whether or not Newt Gingrich is a conservative....


7 posted on 01/27/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by bigbob
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To: GVnana

“I’m surprised by the right. I’ve known Gingrich for about 10 years, and to me, he’s a Conservative.”

The Grand Old Potty wants Newt to go away. They think he has too many negatives. They want Romney. Period.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: GVnana
For crying out loud. Bill O'Reilly?

THIS Bill O'Reilly?

Mark Levin reminds us why Bill O'Reilly is a hateful, anti-Conservative imbecile

9 posted on 01/27/2012 11:12:56 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: jessduntno

Absolutely. The question though is, why?

Could be that Willard is anointed to be the nominee specifically so that he takes a dive against the Kenyan Muslim in November, thereby keeping the status quo among the country club.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 11:12:56 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: dragonblustar

“These are strange times when I agree with O’Reilly and can’t stand Coulter and Drudge.”

Thanks for posting what my fractured old mind was hashing around this morning.

Great Tagline!


11 posted on 01/27/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: WayneS
You just nailed it: Newt might not be as conservative as some of us want but he's the MOST conservative of those left standing.

We then have the option to: vote for the one most loved by the mainstream GOP; vote for the one that has lived genuine family values; vote for the one that wants to cut most government, slash taxes to only pay for the barest government bones (but kinda nutty on foreign policy - or might actually be dangerous on foreign policy; or vote for the one that truly has a proven conservative record of turning the establishment on its head.

There are no others to choose from this time around and thanks to the voters of IA, NH, and SC, the candidate hasn't been pre-selected and forced down the throat of the voters - at least, not now.

12 posted on 01/27/2012 11:14:00 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: GVnana

BOR also thinks John McCain is a conservative...


13 posted on 01/27/2012 11:14:54 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Prole

Politics makes strange bedfellows, Prole. Today O’Reilly and Levin are on the same page.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 11:17:03 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: jessduntno

Jess, they do NOT think he has too many negatives. They are afraid he will beat Obama. This is an ideological war within the party between the Rockefeller moderates and the Goldwater conservatives, plain and simple. It is the tax-hikers like Bush, Sr. and Dole and the social liberals who want no criticism against abortion or gays who are driving the anti-Newt campaign. Romney is one of them and Newt is not.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/285680/newtzilla-rescue-jonah-goldberg

Newtzilla to the Rescue

The other night while having drinks with some prominent conservatives, I said I thought there was a significant chance that Gingrich will not only win the nomination but that he might be the next president. Going by their expressions, I might as well have said I had put a slow-acting poison in their cocktails.

The conservative establishment knows Gingrich, or at least thinks it does. The insiders worry Bachmann, Perry, and Cain aren’t smart enough or can’t beat President Obama. The stop-Newters have no doubts about how smart Gingrich is.

As to whether he can beat Obama, opinions vary. But many feel that a Gingrich victory might be scarier than a GOP defeat. Gingrich’s defenders say such fear is a compliment because it shows that he’s a “change agent” threatening the status quo.

They have a point...he’s always been very clear that he wants to (“fundamentally,” “historically,” “categorically,” and “radically”) overturn the existing order.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 11:19:34 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Old Sarge

“Absolutely. The question though is, why?”

Newt will go along to get along, protect the Grand Old Potty’s phony baloney jobs and will NOT help anymore of those damn Tea Party down-ticket elections.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 11:27:54 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: GVnana
BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICANS see nOOt Gingrich as a threat to Big Federal government..

They hate that!!!.. Their JOBS are on the line..

17 posted on 01/27/2012 11:32:13 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Old Sarge

18 posted on 01/27/2012 11:33:08 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Now THAT’S a KEEPER!


19 posted on 01/27/2012 11:34:29 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: JediJones
They have a point...he’s always been very clear that he wants to (“fundamentally,” “historically,” “categorically,” and “radically”) overturn the existing order.

After watching "the establishment" attack Gingrich, I am convinced that we need to overturn the existing order.

We MUST overturn the existing order, or abandon the concept of our nation as we know it, as a bastion of liberty and freedom and protector of rights. It's already hanging by a thread.

20 posted on 01/27/2012 11:42:24 AM PST by tentmaker
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To: JediJones

“They have a point...he’s always been very clear that he wants to (“fundamentally,” “historically,” “categorically,” and “radically”) overturn the existing order.”

It is not the fundamental change either faction thinks, IMO. I believe he intends a return to a more compassionate conservatism...better than where Mittens will take us, but not where the Tea Party wants to go.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 11:45:30 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: AnnGora

BOR also thinks John McCain is a conservative..

and Chris Christie.

I’m not a fan of Ted Baxter. But he did take on Ann C. the other night and now has accidentally or by chance given Newt a boost. Whatever works!


22 posted on 01/27/2012 11:55:46 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: GVnana

Didn’t O’Reilly have Ann Coulter on the other day and let her rant on Newt non stop? Billy is another two faced phoney. What is happening here is Billy and el Rushbo know that they will lose 30% of their audience if they continue talking the establishment talking points. They figure Newt’s finished after a lousy debate last night so it’s OK to say nice things about Newt now. Screw both of them.


23 posted on 01/27/2012 12:02:33 PM PST by jpsb
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To: GVnana

Newt is a conservative and did great things in the early and mid 90’s for conservatism but at some point became Don Quioxte absent Sancho to ground him. The lunar colony being the latest windmill but by no means the only one.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 12:04:30 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jpsb

You should watch the video. He addresses that.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 12:07:07 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: GVnana

WOW when FR uses BOR to advance the cause of Gingrich’s conservative bona fides then the theme song should be “The World Turned Upside Down.”


26 posted on 01/27/2012 12:07:43 PM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: GVnana

It all boils down to this:

Romney is a northeastern liberal.
Gingrich is from The South.................


27 posted on 01/27/2012 12:14:51 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: WayneS

“Newt Gingrich, .... did more for the conservative movement and to stop the liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives than virtually everybody today who is criticizing him!” ——Mark levin-—


28 posted on 01/27/2012 12:16:25 PM PST by caww
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To: GVnana

Watched, lol, for once Billy is making sense. Stopped clock? Blind squirrel?


29 posted on 01/27/2012 12:17:03 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Old Sarge
"Absolutely. The question though is, why?'

There sure is an awful lot of things that beg that question. Tons, and I mean tons, of "We are Mormon" ads running here. And I know this is close to tin foil area, but when was the last time HBO pulled the plug an a series (Big Love) while it still was viable. They sure wrung that Sopranos rag until it was dry. Combine these coincidences with the fact the DNC is only running a game plan that assumes a Romney nomination.

Why, indeed.

30 posted on 01/27/2012 12:24:42 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Mountain Mary

I am happy to see somebody take on Coulter. She is a fraud.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 12:29:35 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: GVnana
I prefer Newt but unfortunately he trails Obama by double digits in national polls while Romney trails by single digits. I think that the establishment is pushing for the candidate with the best chances against Obama and they are willing to compromise conservative principles. I don't know if Gingrich could win enough swing votes to close the gap.

In a fair debate against Obama, Newt would wins hands down, but judging from recent debates, there won't be any fair debates of substance.

32 posted on 01/27/2012 12:34:08 PM PST by kaboom
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To: zerosix

You just nailed it: Newt might not be as conservative as some of us want but he’s the MOST conservative of those LEFT standing.

^—— I fixed it for you.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 12:48:13 PM PST by GraceG
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To: kaboom
I think that the establishment is pushing for the candidate with the best chances against Obama and they are willing to compromise conservative principles. I don't know if Gingrich could win enough swing votes to close the gap.

Nope. The establishment thinks either one of them can beat Obama and they are pushing for Romney and against Newt because they know Romney is weak and can be easily manipulated to suit their agenda and Newt cannot.

The Tea Party is a full spectrum movement, not just some radical right extremists as the media loves to paint us. There are independents and democrats and more involved in the tea party, not just republicans. The uniting factor is a dislike for big party politics and a reverence for constitutional limits on government. Newt will pick up far more of those votes than Romney will.

34 posted on 01/27/2012 12:59:18 PM PST by tentmaker
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To: GVnana

Not a great endorsement, since to O’Reilly, Romney is a conservative too.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 1:01:40 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: dragonblustar

Mark Levin is my new hero:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/if-this-is-what-the-conservative-movement-has-become-then-count-me-out/


36 posted on 01/27/2012 1:07:19 PM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
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To: GVnana
LOL! Love your tagline!

Thank you!

37 posted on 01/27/2012 1:33:05 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kaboom

Look at the facts, Romney is a loser politician, 20 years of running and he has a single victory.

Romney destroyed that states GOP and lost the Governorship to Democrats after 14 years of GOP control, How?, because Romney ended his effort at political leadership with only 34% approval.

By the way, Romney won that single election with less than 50% of the vote.


38 posted on 01/27/2012 1:36:47 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: kaboom
[I prefer Newt but unfortunately he trails Obama by double digits in national polls while Romney trails by single digits. I think that the establishment is pushing for the candidate with the best chances against Obama and they are willing to compromise conservative principles. I don't know if Gingrich could win enough swing votes to close the gap.

In a fair debate against Obama, Newt would wins hands down, but judging from recent debates, there won't be any fair debates of substance.]

First there is entirely too much reliance on the polls. Like Reagan used to say, if the people aren't with you, then you just haven't explained it well enough. All you need to do is explain it better.

Second, when the Dems get finished with Bain capital ads, his negatives will be a lot worse than Newt's. Even among conservatives on this board, there were plenty of people who didn't like that particular part of Romney's private sector experience.

This is especially true for some of the swing states, where manufacturing has been decimated.

39 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:50 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: jessduntno

Bill, read the RNC memo! You are to criticize Newt—not say things that might be be seen as positive! You want to be destroyed? You want to be fired? You want to be behind bars? No—even you see the fix is in and Mitt is the token to be set up as a straw man to be defeated by Obama—the Great. If you do not believe this—ask Sarah Palin! or anyone who supports He-who-cannot-be-named.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 2:02:52 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: GVnana
A part of this GOP “establishment” is the gay mafia (Ann, Matt Drudge, etc.). Gays want to control both parties.

Romney has his own Mormon reasons for supporting gay marriage for the breakdown of traditional family and marriage. His family escaped to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy. He is their horse in the race and he was very active for the gay agenda as Gov. in Mass.

Gay activists want social conservatives out of the GOP. I think the gay mafia should be contained within the Democrat party because a society without parents and families to protect and socialize children, Americans will governed by abusive beasts.

We don't need both parties of this garbage social liberal ideology. I imagine the ghettos and male sexual abuse representing the majority of the Nation if they succeed in this bit of social/sexual engineering. It is spreading enough now.

41 posted on 01/27/2012 6:28:14 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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