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Republican establishment gangs up on Newt Gingrich (Bloody Thursday, Drudge...)
Toronto Star ^ | 1/26/12 | Mitch Potter

Posted on 01/27/2012 4:44:48 PM PST by jimbo123

It has no name yet, but something akin to “Operation: Newtralize” is building into an onslaught against Newt Gingrich’s drive for the presidency.

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By late Thursday the conservative blogosphere was in open revolt, with right-wing bloggers aiming their fury at Drudge for what many perceived as an attack coordinated with Team Romney.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; baindirtytricks; bloodythursday; drudge; drudge4romney; romneydirtytricks
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A day after Bloody Thursday and I'm still perplexed at why Drudge sold out to the GOP establishment. What was in it for him?
1 posted on 01/27/2012 4:44:54 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I was sorry to hear Rush cover for him today. Not good.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 4:46:31 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: jimbo123

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http://www.quantcast.com/drudgereport.com#traffic

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3 posted on 01/27/2012 4:48:13 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Parley Baer

Mark Levin is supposedly covering for Drudge on tonight’s show, too. Sad.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 4:48:47 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Parley Baer
Me to. I was confused by what Rush said...

...RUSH: A lot of people have been ripping on Matt Drudge... But in terms of all this stuff, it's odd to me to hear people complain that Drudge selects his stories and distorts his headlines to forward an agenda.

5 posted on 01/27/2012 4:52:08 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: jimbo123
Our Newt is the one they fear and bash the most.
6 posted on 01/27/2012 4:52:26 PM PST by Bronzy (Drop a NEWTron on Obama!)
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To: Jane Long

Rush pimped his brother David as supporting Santorum. That’s all I heard before I changed the channel.

Rush is dead to me.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 4:54:14 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: sodpoodle

I only listen to Rush when I want to learn about golf.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: jimbo123
What was in it for him?

Matt's got a thrill up his leg for his new squeeze Mitt...


9 posted on 01/27/2012 4:57:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: jimbo123
Mark Levin is supposedly covering for Drudge on tonight’s show, too. Sad.

The only way I can explain what's going on, is if Newt is the anti-christ, the twelfth Imam, Hillary's secret lover, helping Iran build nuclear weapons, and is an alien.

And we're the only ones that don't know it.
10 posted on 01/27/2012 4:58:06 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: jimbo123
"What was in it for him? "

Easy.

Put these links above the fold and we'll give you $1 for every hit directed to the main article from your site.

A million dollar day.

11 posted on 01/27/2012 5:00:33 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Jane Long

I think it was damage control-one bad word from Rush and Matt’s site would suffer (friendship thing as well-Matt gets out stories that Rush gives him vice versa). Matt has been unprofessional by posting videos which were in of editing. No one with integrity would have put that video up like that. That is a legitimate complaint; so very disappointing that Rush said that.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 5:00:51 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: ZX12R

Whatever is going on, it is a well oiled machine against him. I think we are going to end up with Romney vs Obama...the devil or the witch.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 5:01:55 PM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: Parley Baer

“I was sorry to hear Rush cover for him today. Not good.”

Levin urged listeners to lay off of Drudge tonight as well, basically because of past good services. I like and respect Levin, but no. Not for this. Not at this time, with such a fine balance and so much riding on it.

Just speaking for myself.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 5:05:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: jimbo123

Drudge is in the tank for the teflon Romney. The RINO’s showed their true colors yesterday with their all out barrage, ie. Dole, McCain, Hume, Krauthammer,Rove, Crystal, Coulter, Noonan, Will, Charley Crist,Abrams, Rubio et al. And three losers, McCain, old man Bush & Dole are all supporting Romney, misery loves company


15 posted on 01/27/2012 5:08:42 PM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: ZX12R


16 posted on 01/27/2012 5:09:14 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: JediJones

LOL! Well, there you go.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 5:11:05 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: sodpoodle

I couldn’t believe Rush wouldn’t say who he was voting for in Florida... that’s not an endorsement. He expects people to value his analysis, but won’t tell them who he’s voting for... I was very surprised. To me, that means it must be Romney... No conservative could fault him for supporting Newt or Sanctimonium.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 5:11:19 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: sodpoodle

I heard that and thought it was kind of cheesy of Rush.

I know his brother DID endorse Santorum but for Rush to mention is was kind of a cowardly way for Rush to do a pseudo-endorse.

Rush isn’t crazy about Newt, that’s obvious to anyone who listens.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 5:12:12 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Christie at the beach

How exactly was a short, boring, amateurishly chopped up video of Newt posted on YouTube in December that still had almost no hits “trending?” It was one thing and one thing only, the attempt of opposition researchers to dig up any obscure thing they could to make Newt look bad. Please show me one place that video was posted before it went on Drudge that could have made it “trending.” Let’s nevermind that Norm Coleman’s saying Romney would not repeal Obamacare never made it to Drudge at all.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 5:12:29 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: jimbo123

What was in it for them? Maybe the chance to make the Grand Old Party into the Gay Old Party thanks to the nation’s first governor to preside over state-sanctioned gay marriage.

http://gawker.com/5200009/drudge-i-do-not-love-sex-with-men

Drudge: ‘I Do Not Love Sex With Men’

4/6/2009

Drudge has never been said to particularly relish his homosexuality or embrace it; in fact his gay romantic/sexual side has been described (when alleged) as conflicted and awkward.

David Brock, the former right-wing writer, wrote in his memoir Blinded by the Right about a “scary” date in which Drudge, after bringing Brock flowers and navigating the Santa Monica gay strip “like a pro,” stepped on a competing suitor’s foot “really hard” (in Drudge’s purported words) in a nightclub to scare him away from Brock.

Alec Baldwin stated that Drudge made an advance on him in an ABC Studios hallway, a proposition that had “kind of a creepy quality to it.”

Drudge denied he was gay to the Miami New Times in 2001, even as he launched into a disquisition on (as the New Times put it) “the reigning DJ king of gay circuit parties” and summarized his nightlife thusly: “I go to straight bars, I go to gay bars.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/ann-coulter-named-honorary-chair-of-goproud/

Ann Coulter Named Honorary Chair Of GOProud

“Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists – Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.”

The board includes some other names you may recognize as well: Margaret Hoover, Grover Norquist, Andrew Breitbart, Liz Mair, Chuck Muth, Lisa De Pasquale, Christian Josi, Roger Stone, Andrew Langer, Kathryn Serkes and Bob Carlstrom. Last year, Coulter was a big draw at GOProud’s first-ever Homocon event in New York City.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 5:13:40 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: FReepers

Boycott Drudge

Stop Romney - GO NEWT!

Support Free Republic

22 posted on 01/27/2012 5:14:26 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Psalm 144

“Past good service?

Bullcrap.

Drudge attacked one of our own. So did a number of “our side”.

No. Do not forgive anyone.

Redouble the attack. Defeat them.


23 posted on 01/27/2012 5:17:50 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (1/26/12: Replaced my drudge.rino link, with "Townhall.com". Buh bye Matt.)
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To: jimbo123
I'm still perplexed at why Drudge sold out to the GOP establishment. What was in it for him?

A Republican president who actively supports the homosexualist agenda.

For Drudge, that's as good as a bath house.

24 posted on 01/27/2012 5:20:40 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: jimbo123

Let us hope, though probably in vain, that the American voter us wise to the fact that the Establishment owns both parties, and will have it’s way with both of them!

Rick Santorum deserves our attention, interest and support. I am weary of the two top dogs seem to be trained to jump through the hoops of the left on stage night after night. Santorum does not stoop to the trained dog act, and that is so refreshing!

I truly miss the positive attitude that Herman Cain brought with him, where hope came with well thought out plans.....remember my mantra, he was the man with the plan who can.....until the GOP managed to scrap him so meanly. At least they were not throwing him any lifesavers, were they?

out of the four remaining candidates, Rick Santorum is the only man with the dignity. He may have lost his seat in Congress,l but so did Abraham Lincoln!


25 posted on 01/27/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Christie at the beach

Plus Rush was the second half of Thursdays, Drudge and Rush, Bloody Thursday, show.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Flycatcher

LOL. The conspiracy aliens must have landed this week and took up residence on FR.

Everyone loved Drudge when he was pimping Lewinky stories and going after scores of democrats. But let him post some Newt stories, and all of a sudden, its a conspiracy.

How about we discuss issues? I want to know what the candidates are going to do about jobs, energy, and the debt.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by gswilder
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To: true believer forever
To me, that means it must be Romney... No conservative could fault him for supporting Newt or Sanctimonium.

After Rush pilloried Romney and his crowd today, how could you possibly think that?

He'll vote for Gingrich or Santorum. No doubt about it.

28 posted on 01/27/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: jimbo123; All

SOMEBODY PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME: If the Matt Drudges and Ann Coulters and Bob Doles of the GOP don’t like Newt, then why do they not get behind Santorum? Why RINO-Rom?

Anybody????


29 posted on 01/27/2012 5:29:06 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Matt Hatter

If only such people would gang up on Obama.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 5:29:26 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I love your spirited fight exhibited in your Post #23. Drudge, Coulter, FOX News.....POLITICAL WHORES ALL!!!


31 posted on 01/27/2012 5:31:54 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: no dems

Because they’re only against whoever is the biggest threat to Romney. It was Perry, then Cain, now Newt.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 5:33:13 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: Paperdoll; All

Rick Santorum deserves our attention, interest and support. I am weary of the two top dogs seem to be trained to jump through the hoops of the left on stage night after night. Santorum does not stoop to the trained dog act, and that is so refreshing!
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AMEN!! I just thought that bore repeating.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 5:35:01 PM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t know what Drudge is up to but I have quit going to his website. No hits from me.


34 posted on 01/27/2012 5:38:44 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: no dems
SOMEBODY PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME: If the Matt Drudges and Ann Coulters and Bob Doles of the GOP don’t like Newt, then why do they not get behind Santorum? Why RINO-Rom? Anybody????

Here's my guess:

As for Matt and Ann, there are literally millions that can be made by being someone (regular popular pundit), or having something (Drudge Report) that can influence an election, if you're willing to whore yourself, or it, out.

As for the the rest, they are the old estabishment rinos supporting the new establishment rinos. Simple as that.

Consequently, none of them have America's interests as their top priority.

Just crazy speculation on my part.
35 posted on 01/27/2012 5:39:37 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Parley Baer

I’ve deleted Drudge from my bookmarks, too. Just can’t support him any more after what he did yesterday.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 5:42:38 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; Paperdoll; Jim Robinson
No. Do not forgive anyone.

Redouble the attack. Defeat them.

remember my mantra

Kick 'em in the left knee
Kick 'em in the right knee
KICK 'EM IN THE ROMNEY....

GO NEWT GO!

37 posted on 01/27/2012 5:43:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jimbo123

My most sincere wish is to see Drudge go broke over this.

The Republican establish establishment has started a fight that they can not win. They ‘may’ win this battle, but what they have done is unforgivable and they WILL PAY.

GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


38 posted on 01/27/2012 5:44:25 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: JediJones

Good points

At least there are alternatives to Rush etc

I quit listening to regularly after 97 when I got a computer and internet access

He was good for news you didn’t get from the MSM
But with the internet that I can access when I want etc I didn’t need him for that and I had a lot of gripes with his broadcast content and also with his jumping all around an issue then saying I told you so
His arrogance was also hard to take at times


39 posted on 01/27/2012 5:44:57 PM PST by uncbob
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To: okie01

So then, why didn’t he come out and say so... he and so many others always saying the most important election of our lifetime, and he won’t say who he is voting for... not an endorsement, just a state vote... please tell me what’s going on... because I can’t figure it out... why doesn’t he just say who then, Levin told everyone he is supporting Sanctimonium, supporting, not endorsing...


40 posted on 01/27/2012 5:45:10 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: no dems

Romney fits their type, and their politics.


41 posted on 01/27/2012 5:45:44 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: no dems
If the Matt Drudges and Ann Coulters and Bob Doles of the GOP don’t like Newt, then why do they not get behind Santorum? Why RINO-Rom?

Slick elitist BS artist gravitate towards other slick elitist BS artist.
Mutual admiration society of slick elitist BS artist (The *IN* people saying the *IN* things so the little people don't have to think for themselves).
Santorum don't make the cut in that department, way too plain.

42 posted on 01/27/2012 5:46:06 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: gswilder
Everyone loved Drudge when he was pimping Lewinky stories and going after scores of democrats. But let him post some Newt stories, and all of a sudden, its a conspiracy.

Conspiracy? I'm not claiming any such thing, Einstein.

Drudge has hired two Romney operatives that oversee his site. And it shows. The Drudge Report is in the tank for Romney.

So what's your "informed" opinion?

43 posted on 01/27/2012 5:46:12 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: no dems

I would venture a guess that they don’t think he has the $$$ or organization to win


44 posted on 01/27/2012 5:48:31 PM PST by uncbob
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To: true believer forever
So then, why didn’t he come out and say so... he and so many others always saying the most important election of our lifetime, and he won’t say who he is voting for... not an endorsement, just a state vote...

It's a policy. And, in his position, a good one.

Nonetheless, you can tell three things for sure -- just by listening to his show.

a. Romney is now lower than dirt.

b. Paul is a kook.

c. Either Gingrich or Santorum would be fine by him.

45 posted on 01/27/2012 6:02:09 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: jimbo123

“perceived” attack?

Seriously,,,I really detest journalists,,of just about every stripe.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 6:03:26 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Drudge attacked one of our own. So did a number of “our side”.

No. Do not forgive anyone.

Redouble the attack. Defeat them.”

My sentiments EXACTLY!


47 posted on 01/27/2012 6:05:12 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Flycatcher
Drudge has hired two Romney operatives that oversee his site.

Or the two operatives rented it for a couple days, and for big bucks.
48 posted on 01/27/2012 6:09:41 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: okie01

Why is it a good policy? Not to share with your listeners who you are voting for? I think that is dishonest. Think about it, maybe I’m wrong. But why shouldn’t we know who he votes for, when he keeps promoting conservative principles?


49 posted on 01/27/2012 6:19:57 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: jimbo123

Drudge is so yesterday. Conservatives do not need conservative pundits to think for them, much less this weirdo.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 6:35:41 PM PST by kittymyrib
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