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Gingrich: 'I Pledge to You My Life, My Fortune, My Sacred Honor'
NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012 09:59 AM | Henry J. Reske

Posted on 02/01/2012 8:36:09 AM PST by newgeezer

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich invoked the spirit of the Founding Fathers by paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence in his speech to supporters following his second-place finish in the Florida Republican presidential primary.

Gingrich, a trained historian and author, began his 15-minute speech by noting President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the first national military cemetery when he spoke of “government of the people, by the people, for the people."

“And we’re going to have people power to defeat money power in the next six months,” he said in a reference to Florida victor Mitt Romney, whom he referred to as the “Massachusetts moderate.”

Closing out his remarks, Gingrich stressed his commitment to unleashing the spirit of the American people and called on supporters to reach out to friends across the country to tell them they have a chance to nominate a conservative.

"I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor," he concluded. ...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; biggirlsdontcry; declaration; elections; gingrich; honesty; honor; newt; newt2012; nocryinginpolitics; votefreedom; voteliberty; votenewt
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To: nutmeg

Newt is a Christian and maybe he has looked in Mormonism and he really would give his life to not let Joey Smith’s white horse take over The Mormon’s already have the Senate Reid is majority leader and Mormon they want the Presidency too

Oh just to see what vile creatures they are look up Mountain Meadows Massacre


51 posted on 02/01/2012 10:01:39 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: thomas16
Didn’t he pledge that to his first 2 wives? Sure Newt I believe you!

BS!!!!!!!!!!

52 posted on 02/01/2012 10:02:01 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: newgeezer

Hopefully it’s not the Will Folkes type of sacred honour...


53 posted on 02/01/2012 10:05:57 AM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: lwoodham

We dither about personal baggage all the time, even more so when it’s a democrat. Ask practically anyone here how important the morals are of the person we want to represent us.


54 posted on 02/01/2012 10:07:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Rashputin

I like that. Adding “Vichy GOP” to my political arsenal.


55 posted on 02/01/2012 10:10:49 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: grobdriver

I think I agree with you. Mittens debates like a kid with mittens on.

Wat a darned let-down.

Thanks GOP-E. Know this, we absolutely detest you.


56 posted on 02/01/2012 10:15:48 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: thomas16

We’ll mark you as “undecided”.


57 posted on 02/01/2012 10:17:13 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: org.whodat

At least this wasn’t one of the women:
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-16/news/30633495_1_abortion-doctor-abortion-clinic-abortion-practice


58 posted on 02/01/2012 10:21:01 AM PST by bramps (Free Speech)
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To: stuartcr

Give me an example.


59 posted on 02/01/2012 10:23:13 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: rbmillerjr

As I’ve said so manytimes, the Establishment owns both parties. Unfortunately, if Romney gets in and the LDS “Church” takes over the government, we re-enter
the dark ages.


60 posted on 02/01/2012 10:23:31 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: HectorOne
As Christians we believe in forgiveness Unfortunately the Christian vote alone will not carry the election.
61 posted on 02/01/2012 10:28:26 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: nutmeg
I totally agree. I liked Newt's speech last night, up until that line. The authors of the Declaration of Independence would have most likely been hung if they had "lost" vs the king of England.

Sure, nowadays, people aren't hung. Instead there's the median driven politics of personal destruction.

And of course there's the death threats.

Ask the Palins what that's like.

62 posted on 02/01/2012 10:29:53 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Salvation
besides, who are you to judge?

I had not elevated myself to that level, nor would I ever be so presumptuous. I assumed we were talking about an election, not the judgment of Newt upon his passing. The voters are not the judge in the context you have assigned to this discussion, thus they are free to make their own determination and I believe (as much as I like Newt) that he cannot win.

63 posted on 02/01/2012 10:32:58 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: newgeezer

I think We the People need to rise up like a Phoenix, get Mr. Gingrich elected (simultaenously spanking the GOP-e), get many more of our people in Congress, and get take our country back.

Our window of opportunity is closing rapidly.


64 posted on 02/01/2012 10:33:25 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; only spend money with establishments that share traditional American values.)
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To: stuartcr
Sounds like a marriage vow...

And we all know how seriously Noot takes those....

65 posted on 02/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PST by energized
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To: caww

Santorum should thank Newt for helping him win the election in PA. He rode in on Newt’s coat tails and due to the gop revolution and contract with America. Little Ricky doesnt stand a chance of winning the gop nomination.


66 posted on 02/01/2012 10:40:33 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: pogo101
[I]t was written and subscribed to (in the Declaration) by men who would indeed have lost their fortunes and lives if they had not won. Newt doesn’t face that prospect if he loses

If Obama is reelected, we all may lose our fortunes...if not our lives.

The country hangs in the balance...Newt recognizes how dire the situation is.

67 posted on 02/01/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: newgeezer
I expect nothing less.

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68 posted on 02/01/2012 10:45:47 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: energized

Newt is the absolute best candidate running ..period. We know of the great accomplishments he made as speaker..historical achievements. Newt has atoned for his past..who the hell are YOU to judge? that is between him and GOD. He is a 68 yr old grandfather now and happily married..he has done a lot for the catholic church and his beliefs. BTW..read the bible about many of God’s chosen people..bet you would trash them too.


69 posted on 02/01/2012 10:46:53 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Michael.SF.

Well Then I and many other Christian will take our vote elsewhere As a Christian I can NOT under any circumstance vote for Romney if The GOP-e loses so be it but at least I didn’t lose my soul

Jesus Said in Matthew 10:33

But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

King James Version

What that means to me is Mormon’s mock God and call Jesus a polygamist If I vote for Romney I’m voting against Jesus the true and ever living God.


70 posted on 02/01/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by StPaulRevert
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To: GranTorino

The answer is, “HELL YES”!


71 posted on 02/01/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: dragonblustar

It’s usually considered bad form to go after one of your co-religionists.


72 posted on 02/01/2012 11:01:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: newgeezer

Terrific speech by Newt.

He laid out all the reasons why conservatives should support him.

And declared war on the Republican establishment.


73 posted on 02/01/2012 11:08:59 AM PST by mojito
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To: Durus

You’ve been here long enough to know that ploy is useless. We’ve all read stuff here over the years and remembered what threads were about, but do not remember the date and thread number. If you must, go back to any election time, and you will see that personal baggage is a very big part of what freepers discuss.

How many have you asked about how important a candidates morals are?


74 posted on 02/01/2012 11:11:59 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: newgeezer
You're earned a t shirt for your post!


Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

75 posted on 02/01/2012 11:21:56 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: Salvation; onyx

Thank you salvation. I suspect there are many on this line who know little about your post and alot about the money they receive from a certain candidate. Paid trolls don’t stay long around here I’m told. Something to do with cat urine.


76 posted on 02/01/2012 11:27:57 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, Rick and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: HectorOne

I only have enough energy to hate one religion at a time...Mormonism isnt even on that list.


77 posted on 02/01/2012 11:31:30 AM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: newgeezer

I loved his speech last night. I hope it gets lots of airtime in Florida today and some people regret voting for Romney. Not that it does any good looking back . . . but might very well forward. I’m tellin’ ya . . . I think becoming a grandfather can change many men and I think Newt is one of them. I’ve seen it several times in my lifetime with very driven men, not as high up as Newt, but I’ve seen it.


78 posted on 02/01/2012 11:45:40 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Michael.SF.

Honor once lost can be found again. If not then there is no hope for redemption, forgiveness, and transformation. Yet, I believe there is hope, I believe there can be an acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s failures...in that one can begin to find one’s honor again.


79 posted on 02/01/2012 11:48:56 AM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: AlwaysFrosty
I do not disagree with you said, but I am dealing with the probabilities of Newts chances of being elected.

Some are taking the high road and standing solidly behind their well intended beliefs, good for them. I believe doing so will get Obama a second term.

Defeatest or realist, can be a fine line.

80 posted on 02/01/2012 11:55:17 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: pogo101

Well if Bill Ayers has his way then our lives WILL be on the line.
He’s the one that called for the extermination of 25 million Christians as a start to a Marxist revolution in the US.


81 posted on 02/01/2012 12:00:09 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Michael.SF.

Well said!
I believe that what the real issue we are facing is the rebellion in the ranks of the Republican Party. Those lining up on either side are not necessarily lining up behind a person but behind a set of ideals they believe are vital for conservatives.
Since last night I’m starting to believe Obama’s 2nd term chances have increased. Due to the establishments effort to control the process the rebellion is now going to be taken up a notch (or two or three). I have said before that this primary season isn’t about vetting the best candidate, it’s about who is going to ultimately have control of the party. I use to think a brokered convention would not happen...now I’m not so sure. The repub establishment is making a brokered convention more likely due to their insistance on having us accept “their” choice.
It is a “fine line” we are all walking right now...


82 posted on 02/01/2012 12:09:46 PM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: stuartcr
I don't use ploys. My intent was to demonstrate that no matter what a politician tells you, they are generally not anywhere near as honest, as smart, or as moral as they would have you believe. Basically actions speak louder than words. Morality can never really be determined unless one happens to be a mind reader, however we can derive something based from their actions. Further their purported "morality" isn't as important as those actions they make while in office.

In terms of voting record while in office who best demonstrated conservative values? Other than voting record how effective were they in conducting The People's business? How does their rhetoric match their actions? Finally is there anything they have done out of office that mitigates what they have done while in office?

Based on these criteria "personal baggage" may or may not be of much help determining "morality". Further we can see that some mushy measure of "Morality" isn't a precursor to effectiveness in office nor is it an effective way to determine how someone will vote.

What it basically comes down to is a careful weighing of positive and negative actions. I'm a sinner so I'm not fit to judge another soul, but I'm fit enough to determine how I will vote. Mitt Romney for example doesn't appear to have ever committed adultery or at least it didn't result in a divorce. Do I think he is more moral that Newt Gingrich? No, not by a long shot. Romney has made a career of telling people what they want to hear and then once in office being a liberal...and it doesn't matter that he has been happily married all his life or not. Lying and liberalism are not moral and that immorality far outweighs his purported marital fidelity.

As another example take Rick Santorum who calls himself the "True Conservative". Is his the most conservative voting record? Was he the most effective forwarding the conservative agenda? Does his rhetoric match his actions? Do his actions out of office mitigate his actions while in office? Santorum falls far short of being the "true" conservative by this criteria.

I doubt that I've changed your mind as I've been here long enough to know that it isn't likely.

83 posted on 02/01/2012 12:15:01 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: hoosiermama
I suspect there are many on this line who know ... alot about the money they receive from a certain candidate.

Pardon my ignorance but, I have no idea what you mean. Please explain. Who receives money from which candidate?

84 posted on 02/01/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Michael.SF.
I am dealing with the probabilities of Newts chances of being elected.

Me, too. The 1990s weren't so long ago. People who didn't know squat and/or couldn't care less about politics knew only that they personally hated Newt, even if they didn't know why.

85 posted on 02/01/2012 12:22:49 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: caww

lol he gained sacred honor when he started running for prez and a certain segment of voters choose to sell out what they say they believed in


86 posted on 02/01/2012 12:27:40 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

wall streeters? occupy much?


87 posted on 02/01/2012 12:30:16 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: lwoodham

oh so u dont like talking bout personal baggage...when its your guys personal baggage


88 posted on 02/01/2012 12:32:07 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: pogo101

Some lost it all, even though we did win. John Hart, for one.


89 posted on 02/01/2012 12:43:54 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Durus

OK, I got no idea what you mean by changing my mind? What part did you mean to change? I’ve stated a number of times, as a resident of Virginia, I’ll vote for Dr. Paul in the primary and whoever, in the election. Do you think I should vote for Romney instead?


90 posted on 02/01/2012 12:53:10 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: newgeezer
People who didn't know squat and/or couldn't care less about politics knew only that they personally hated Newt,

I admit I fall into the first of the two categories, as I was not paying attention to politics in the 90's, though I would not say that I hated Newt.

Then I listened to Newt speak, unfiltered by the media. He was brilliant, and I became a Newt fan, as well as a Republican.

I miss the Newt of '94, I wish in many ways we could get him back instead of the Newt we have now.

91 posted on 02/01/2012 12:56:59 PM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: stuartcr

I guess your changing the topic at least indicates something. Have a nice whatever.


92 posted on 02/01/2012 1:01:43 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

What does the last line of your response mean then?

Change my mind about what?

Talk about changing the topic, you said it!


93 posted on 02/01/2012 1:04:51 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Danae

Mitt is a joke in these debates however when you have that much money to throw around the sheeples will follow.


94 posted on 02/01/2012 1:10:44 PM PST by Right Ahead
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To: stuartcr
Read your comment that I responded to. I was under the impression that was the topic but apparently I was mistaken and it was really about who you were going to vote for. Silly me.

This how you "converse" generally. It's not fun for me so again have a nice whatever, wherever.

95 posted on 02/01/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: newgeezer

This sounds familiar, like a marriage proposal.


96 posted on 02/01/2012 1:34:17 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: energized; Jim Robinson

I see you have been here 1 day, so maybe you are unaware

that the owner of the site, Jim Robinson, has endorsed Newt Gingrich.

We would love to know who you have chosen as your Candidate.


97 posted on 02/01/2012 1:51:11 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: energized

100 time loser retread zot.


98 posted on 02/01/2012 1:55:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: newgeezer

This is something every candidate, nominee or president should feel, think and say to the people of this country.


99 posted on 02/01/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by Toespi
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To: GranTorino; Jim Robinson

THAT was sooo impressive!

Do you think for just one post you could possibly Tell us what Newt Gingrich has done in his history that would warrant such an attitude?

There sure are a lot of people on this thread with very little to say about Newt Gingrich except snide remarks with little facts.

I double dare ya to take it to the Man that owns this site!


100 posted on 02/01/2012 2:02:54 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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