Skip to comments.Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, sees impossible task in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/27/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
NASHVILLE Newt Gingrich went on the offensive against Rick Santorum during a campaign swing through Tennessee Monday, calling him a big Labor Republican and predicting his surging opponents fortunes will quickly change amid a chaotic race that could remain competitive all the way to the Republican National Convention in August.
Gingrich, who has said he must do well in the Southern states to win the GOP nomination, also predicted he would win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries next month.
Turning to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the former Georgia congressman said the United States is facing an impossible task there.
We are not going to fix Afghanistan. It is not possible, he told a large group of Republicans at an afternoon luncheon here. These are people who have spent several thousand years hating foreigners. And what we have done by staying is become the new foreigners.
This is a real problem. And there are some problems where you have to say, You know, you are going to have to figure out how to live your own miserable life
because you clearly dont want to learn from me how to be unmiserable. And that is what you are going to see happen.
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Clearly, this is just one reason, "why" Newt Gingrich has to be Commander-in-Chief.
I'm praying, and I donated again. I've volunteered to work in his campaign.
I painted signs for Newt all weekend and put them out in my neighboorhood.
I don't know what else to do.
Yep. If Romney and McCain are the only options, I still hold my nose and vote Romney just like I did in '08.
“Didnt Rick physically pull out of Florida leaving it all to Newt?”
The Santorum propaganda machine cannot absolve Rick of all his dirty campaigning sins.
Not much of an attack by the way, when you consider that Santorum uses the union stuff as a positive thing.
Now, now ROK...you can’t criticize a naps candidate. They and only they are pure as the driven snow. And naps should know them...he’s supported almost all of them at one time or another...
And he knew Rick Perry so well...even though he was always against him...he knew that Rick Perry was exactly the same as Barack Obama.
So you gotta bow to naps...
I’ve been talking about the diversionary nature of Santorum’s religious/social arguments for ages now, but I STILL get accused of being some kind of an atheist by Santorum guys, not just on FreeRepublic, but everywhere.
Hopefully they start to see the light and realize they’re being played by an opportunist who votes like a Pro-life Democrat.
Yes, because Rick was broke and couldn’t cut Florida either.
So, what was the point in throwing jabs at Newt who was under fire? Rick has tossed insults all along against Newt, when he wasn’t outright ignoring him, but seen borrowing Newt’s reasoning often enough.
I wanted to smack him. Newt never responded in kind, but for the fact of the matter that junior was just that..a partner on this or that occasion, once in great while.
Newt may have held back too long, if that makes you feel better.
Really frustrating that voters do not think very deeply about the functions of the Presidency.
Newt could solve any problem and prevent others by surrounding himself with a top-notch cabinet - inspired to accomplish only one goal: To Restore America!!!
Hiya Naps, my dear and sweet buddy!
I guess Newt was in Tennessee? Your candidate is leading and Newt needs to win the South. He ceded Michigan to him in the attempt to bring down the hated Romney, but he has to fight for Tennessee. I’m not happy with Rick Santorum’s ad either, saying stuff that’s totally untrue about Newt Gingrich, I think we have to grow tough skins like our candidates and not let that stuff interfere with our friendships, but it won’t with ours!!
You keep the faith and we’ll be together always and this primary will end eventually. NO ROMNEY.
Who knows, we might get Sarah at the convention!!!
(Dreaming here, I know).
Newt DID hold back too long, and Santorum has been doing this since the beginning of this whole process. People just didn’t notice this until recently.
“When you come South, take the case right here: he voted for the unions over FedEx,” [Newt] said. “Now I suspect most people in the state dont know that, but in fact he was a big labor Republican in Pennsylvania, and I suspect when we go to Memphis and say to people, gee, this is a guy who wanted to guarantee that FedEx would give in to the unions, Santorum won’t be as popular the following morning.”
” Newt calling it like it is. Either Newt is going to have to take Santorum down or vice versa for either to have a chance to outright win the nomination. “ ———
YESSSSSS!!!!!!! BINGO!!!!!!!!!! Finally, it BEGINS!!!!!
Someone gets taken OUT!
Santorum has been the very lucky beneficiary of Romney's scorched earth beginning in Iowa when Newt Gingrich was running away with the nomination, and then again when Newt recovered in South Carolina, Romney went scorched earth in Florida and Santorum benefited again and FWIW, Sanotrum is still riding that lucky wave by winning the beauty contests in Missouri and Minnesota but he did beat Romney and Newt in Colorado.
Romney is the one running on venom and he should drop out so that we can have a real campaign without vicious attacks and big money ruling the day, trying to nominate a pro-abortion, anti-2nd Amendment, liar of a pandering, sleazy liberal.
You are right on both counts. The smoke bombs laid by Rick to obscure and delay inspection of his record has flatly run its course!
None of this escaped Newt and when he calls Rick a “big labor” Republican, he has the goods to back it up.
This a watershed moment for Newt, where he launches a campaign in kind to ALL his opponents, for a great offensive to gain the South.
God be with us. And you, btw. :)
Santorum has been the very lucky beneficiary of Romney’s scorched earth beginning in Iowa when Newt Gingrich was running away with the nomination, and then again when Newt recovered in South Carolina, Romney went scorched earth in Florida and Santorum benefited again and FWIW, Sanotrum is still riding that lucky wave by winning the beauty contests in Missouri and Minnesota but he did beat Romney and Newt in Colorado. “____
A gift to Santorum, orchestrated by the Establishment machine for Romney. Rick should just say, “thank you”.
Looks like Newt is throwing some jabs today while Rick is under fire for dare trying to embarrass Willard in his own home state. I think though that the union jab will actually help Rick in two states: MICHIGAN and Pennsylvania.
Oh, well...that’s politics. And timing.
“Romney is the one running on venom and he should drop out so that we can have a real campaign without vicious attacks and big money ruling the day, trying to nominate a pro-abortion, anti-2nd Amendment, liar of a pandering, sleazy liberal.”
Bingo! Willard the Lib has got to go! And take his sidekick, Uncle Paul with him!
Conservatives mano y mano, Rick versus Newt is what we all want. Period.
“It is about time Newt took the gloves off instead of protecting Santorum to play the odds against Romney.”
I agree. Rick has been getting a free ride. He isnt a formidable candidate, mainly a puffed up “not Romney” with nothing else to run on.
Obama’s union thugs are voting for Santorum in Michigan. Looks like Romney won’t carry Detroit of wherever they live. LOL....
Newt is brilliant! Go Newt!
I don’t quite get the connection myself, actually, about the timing either. I do believe there has to be a reason for the timing.
Could it be that Newt got a really giant financial boost, more than we may know, enough to launch a really grand assault on all fronts, at the same time, starting immediately, as he prepares to try to enter the South for the win, which he forthrightly states is necessary for him to succeed.
Maybe his magic time keeper blew the whistle and said, “you have given Rick enough romping room for no return, and the time has come to take him OUT.”
Otherwise, yes, I too am curious about the timing shot in Michigan by Newt. For one thing, the money. Since Newt is not actively contending MI, what is the strategy for the expenditure.
This tells me something IS up with Newtster. We will know more soon. :)
Pretty smart if intentional.
Good points there.
Hat tip to your hubby, who should know.
I agree with him entirely. I should know. I raised three sons and they phased through the same thing, but, they were twelve! LOL!
So much of what you think you know just isn’t so.
” Newt is making Santorum defend two fronts with positions that are diametrically opposed to each other. Santorum can’t defend himself in the South without losing ground in Michigan. If he ignores the accusations in the South they gain traction. “ -——
Now THAT makes some sense to me. Excellent analysis. Did you grow that in a petrie dish in isolation? LOL. Very interesting.
“...bashing Santorum is sad and desperate.”
It’s not bashing when it’s true.
Rick Santorum has a long legislative record supporting labor unions. Pennsylvania is a union state.
Right now Leo Gerard, the communist head of the International Steelworkers (and a top advisor to BHO2), is gathering up labor union support in PA against Santorum. Google: Santorum and Leo Gerard.
This isn’t over until the balloon drop at the convention in Tampa. We’ve a long way to go.
Salute to the good Dr.O!
That sounds a lot better than my "whiny little dweeb" description.
My take is Mitt or Little Ricky, if elected, would be spending lots of time telling us why they can't do what they promised, while Newt, if elected, will fight for all he's worth to get done what he promised.
Santorum has managed to avoid any examination of his record or any challenge to come up with any ideas. Every time he tries, he says something stupid that his fans have to explain away - such as today’s idiotic remark blaming the mortgage crisis on the high price of gas.
Of course, that’s probably because Santorum doesn’t want to admit that he was in the Senate at the time that some of the bad programs were initiated and, to my knowledge, never made a peep about Fannie and Freddie. Or maybe he’s just really so simple-minded he thinks everything was just fine in the mortgage and banking world until gas prices went up???
bump & bump!
Oh shoot! My apology for the double post!
Yikes. I was correcting my omission of the *d* in candidate and didn’t realize it was posting!
Brilliant. If Newt keeps talking like this instead of mudding with Romney, I just might get my enthusiasm back.
I’ve certainly reached the conclusion Newt has about Afghanistant and I include the entire muslim middle east.
I wish Newt could bring it home. Hope it’s not too late.
That was the best post ever. Very cleaver and funny. I loved it. See that is precisely why I can’t wait for the primary to be over so that we are all on the same page again like we all used to be. It will be excellent when the only thing we have to do is beat Obama’s a$$! You owe me a new computer by the way...lol. Especially about the line that I supported all of them at one time or another. That was so funny.
He sure is right on this one. All it takes is a few haters in that country, some money from a crop and a little help - a lot of us would be dead whether of not we are in the country or have left.
We can't kill them all and be done with it. And that's the only way to be done with it.
Why are Santorum supporters so desperately afraid of a little light shined on his record? It's nearly pathological.
Why else would he be concentrating only on Georgia ...
That's why freepers didn't see him in Spokane, WA recently or today in Nashville, TN. /s
Thanks, Onyx! I just bought some more “Newt gallons” @ $2.50/gal :p
Remember the hysterical Cainiacs? Well. Now they are hysterical Santormiacs. ;)
So,,your saying he didnt endorse Dede?He didnt earn millions from fannie and freddie?He didnt cheat on his wives?He didnt sit on a couch with pelosi and lie about global warming?He didnt quit midterm leaving his state in the lurch?He didnt sell his insider influence to the highest bidder?
Please,,do tell me where I got it wrong?
No problem! Rush and Mark Levin have six hours tomorrow to make Santorum sound like Thomas Jefferson. /s
>> Hey. Didnt Newt say a couple weeks ago he was going to go positive and sell his ideas
LOL, we consider this a positive display of ideas.
Yep! LOL. I did too!
I just love Newt Gingrich..can you tell?
GO NEWT! AND YOU, gov_bean_ counter!!!!