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Gingrich Zeroes In On Santorum In The South
Local News 8 ^ | February 28, 2012 | Shawna Shepherd

Posted on 02/29/2012 12:46:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) -- NewtGingrich zeroed in on RickSantorum as a "big-labor Republican" Monday, and said the GOP presidential race is "going to redefine itself again" one week before crucial contests on Super Tuesday.

The longtime Georgia congressman praised his opponent's successful early state strategy but predicted on February 28 Santorum will lose to Mitt Romney in Arizona and Michigan, two states Gingrich ceded so he could focus on March 6 primaries that include his home state and Tennessee,..

"You will see things start to clarify if, as people expect, you end up with a Romney victory in Michigan. I think you'll see Santorum getting a very different look," Gingrich said. "He has had two weeks of being the alternative. The fact is, I think there are profound reasons that Rick lost the Senate race by the largest margin in Pennsylvania history in 2006 and I think it's very hard for him to carry that all the way to the general (election)."

…….Gingrich raised some potential red flags for Santorum in the South, pointing to Memphis-based Federal Express as an example.

"And when he comes South - take the case right here - he voted for the unions over FedEx. I suspect most folks in this state don't know that. But in fact, he was a big-labor Republican in Pennsylvania, and I suspect when you get to Memphis and you say to people 'Gee, this is a guy who wanted to guarantee that FedEx gave into the unions,' Santorum won't be quite as popular the following morning," Gingrich said.

…..Santorum leads with 33% among registered and likely voters surveyed. Romney came in second with 17% and Rep. Ron Paul had 13%. Gingrich picked up only 10% but he could benefit from the 27% surveyed who were still undecided.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dems4santorum; georgia; gingrich2012; gopprimary; santorum4romney; tennessee; unions4santorum
Feb 28, 2012: PPP: Santorum up by 10 among election-day voters in MI …………..”Will this be enough to carry Michigan over the lead Romney presumably has built in early voting? Having a ten-point advantage on Election Day would be significant if it remains, especially since only 17% of PPP’s sample say they have voted early — but Romney has a 27-point lead among them, 56/29. Assuming that the Monday-only numbers and the early voting figures from PPP are accurate and predictive, a turnout like the one in 2008 would result in a narrow victory for Santorum, 38.9% to 35.2%. That would produce a nearly even split in delagates, but give Santorum a boost heading into Super Tuesday. If he can’t close the deal in Michigan, then next week will be a very tough sell.”

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Re Santorum's "snob" comment: Obama's full quote about education included references to all types of education, not only college. Gingrich said it is good to get the education and training needed to become employed.

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Re Santorum's "throw-up" quote (which he has backed away from) The Kennedy speech was given to dispel the notion that the Pope and the Vatican would be dictating from a Kennedy White House. (As Gingrich correctly explained).

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Winning Our Future | It's Time to Choose Newt. Ad (0:60)

Winning Our Future | It's Time to Choose Newt. Ad (0:30)

1 posted on 02/29/2012 12:46:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt is more experienced than Santorum. It will be a huge mistake for the country not to support Newt.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 12:58:26 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

The Fox News panels seemed relaxed and at peace with Romney’s wins last night (all was right with the world).

Now on to Washington and then Super Tuesday!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 1:02:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Record of Accomplishment and New Imperative to Return America to that Shinning City on a Hill

Well......

That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.

A record of actions taken that actually mattered.  Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".

He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.

I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals.  He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.

On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions.  God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.

Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.

He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.

Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it.  Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.

Executive Orders Positions:

The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.

Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.

As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.

1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.

2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagans policy also known as the "Mexico City Policy" to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.

3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.

4. Respect Each Sovereign Nations Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital.  (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.) 

5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary. 

6. The Keystone Pipeline

Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries&

Of all the candidates, Newt is a Tea Partier from way back! --1994--

House Minority Whip Gingrich and 7th District congressional candidate Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River on April 15, 1994, as part of a "Taxpayer's Tea party" in Roswell, Georgia.

HERE: "Mitt Romney predicts tea party will turn on Newt Gingrich" ~ By Associated Press Saturday, December 17, 2011

TAX DAY 1994 - Politicians play with ire - Gingrich , others stage stunts touting frugality
The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution - Saturday, April 16, 1994
Author: ALEXANDER, KATHEY, Kathey Alexander STAFF WRITER: STAFF

As procrastinators put the finishing touches on their tax returns Friday, politicians across the nation carried out carefully crafted stunts aimed at landing the votes of irate taxpayers.

In Roswell, U.S. House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) touted fiscal conservatism by staging a mock tea party on the banks of the Chattahoochee River . Conservative Republicans tossed empty produce crates into the river in symbolic re-enactment of the incident in Boston 221 years ago when colonists dressed as Indians dumped tea into the harbor in rebellion against the government.

More than 200 similar rallies occurred throughout the country, including Boston, San Francisco and Detroit , as candidates used the tax filing deadline as a forum for one-upsmanship on frugality.

“Americans literally work every day for months just to pay for a government that wastes their money,” said Gingrich , who is seeking re-election from the 6th district. “On the day taxes are due, we should remind you that you have every right as a citizen to protect yourself, your family and your wallet with your vote.”

(snip) HERE:--56posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:38:18 AMby maggief


4 posted on 02/29/2012 1:06:49 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I didn't watch them though I did read on facebook that the Fox panelists were acting as though it was a heavenly delight. I knew they would be celebrating their wins. Onward, Newt. Thanks for sharing.
5 posted on 02/29/2012 1:08:16 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Vendome
...."When men and women serving under you are killed, you don't apologize to the enemy.... a willful misleading of the American people about the enemy who what to kill us."

C-SPAN Video: Newt Gingrich Speaks on 'God and Country' in Georgia [..Sunday, February 26, 2012 (20 minutes) GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich returns to his home state of Georgia to speak on "God and Country" at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Milner. The church is located in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which Gingrich represented in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1999.]

Good audio/visual: Newt Gingrich Speech to California Republican Convention [46 minutes]

Transcript of Feb 22, 2012 CNN Republican Debate in Arizona

Take 30 minutes. Expand the video to fill the screen and listen to Newt [or read -- full transcript too]. America's Path to Energy Independence.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 1:15:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
" Newt Gingrich Speaks on 'God and Country' "

Looks like Newt is going to scare off the Independents and Reagan Democrats and those who are more focused on fiscal issues... Mega Sarcasm.

Hypocrites...
7 posted on 02/29/2012 1:18:49 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He Is totally correct.

I changed my position on Crapghanistan earlier today and I am all for letting the Chinese come in and enslave them.

Serves a few purposes:

1. Teach them throwbacks a lesson about who their friends could/should be.

2. Outsource the procurement of earth metals with less risk to our men and women.

3. Eff em.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 1:21:13 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: American Constitutionalist
" Newt Gingrich Speaks on 'God and Country' "

And a wide range of things -- it is a very good speech.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 1:21:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Vendome

Afghanistan (Obama and the Left’s “good war” vs the war in Iraq):

Newt: “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 don’t want to learn from me how to be unmiserable. And that is what you are going to see happen.”


10 posted on 02/29/2012 1:28:17 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I agree.

I am done with Afghanistan. My brother and two cousins don’t need to go there any more.

My brother has been there 7 times and his life is not worth these ingrates.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 1:32:19 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Christie at the beach

And santorum knows that and doesn’t care because he hasn’t changed - still taking one for the good old boys. He wants Newt out and Romney in.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 1:35:07 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: American Constitutionalist

Onxy posted that you are a troll. Knock it off on Newt’s thread.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 1:38:25 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Unions OWN Santo and Willard... and maybe Paul..
You never hear PAul run down the parasitic Unions..


14 posted on 02/29/2012 1:47:53 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for the link to his Georgia speech. I missed that somehow! It was powerful stuff - some aspects similar to other speechs, but with new (to me) things popped in to keep it fresh and lively.

Love his humour too - it really drives the points home better than any amount of lecturing.
Loved the way he involved the children in his speech. For too long “think of the children” has been the preserve of the left.

And finally, thank you for all your hard work in posting these threads. You were formidable for Perry, and are just as formidable for Newt.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 1:52:21 AM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Vendome
The is the Elephant in the room that no one is talking about with Afghanistan. That Elephant is Iran, which occupies a huge border with Afghanistan. Iranian operatives are pouring into Afghanistan the same way they did in Iraq. We have been virtually fighting Iran who has been fighting us with asymmetric warfare techniques. This tactic proposed by the ancient military strategist Sun Tzu, has cost the United States $trillions. And I am just without words to describe my amazement that we have failed to understand what is going on in Afghanistan. Are we that stupid?
16 posted on 02/29/2012 2:04:25 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Vendome
There is the Elephant in the room that no one is talking about with Afghanistan. That Elephant is Iran, which occupies a huge border with Afghanistan. Iranian operatives are pouring into Afghanistan the same way they did in Iraq. We have been virtually fighting Iran who has been fighting us with asymmetric warfare techniques. This tactic proposed by the ancient military strategist Sun Tzu, has cost the United States $trillions. And I am just without words to describe my amazement that we have failed to understand what is going on in Afghanistan. Are we that stupid?
17 posted on 02/29/2012 2:06:38 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Michigan was a pretty weak “win” for Romney. He split the delegates evenly with Santorum. Romney isn’t polling well in Ohio or Georgia (March 6).


18 posted on 02/29/2012 2:22:11 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: EnglishCon

Thank you.

It is a very important election and we need to fight for our country’s future and a life we know our children and grandchildren should inherit by virtue of our Constitution. Too many politicians can’t see the forest for the trees, blinded by selfish allegiance to their own political survival — not caring a wit what happens after they’re gone.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 2:29:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt can defeat Romney and Obama if Santorum would get out of the way.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 2:35:06 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: MulberryDraw
Michigan was a pretty weak “win” for Romney.

He barely pulled it out and he knows it. Check out the expression on his face:

Mitt Romney averts disaster in Michigan primary

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And then there is this Romney exchange from yesterday:

"When pressed by reporters, Romney acknowledged he had hurt his campaign with a series of comments in which he seemed to casually flaunt his wealth. Over the past several days, Romney mentioned his wife drives “a couple of Cadillacs” and told an Associated Press reporter he has friends who are NASCAR team owners.

A reporter asked if these remarks had hurt him.

“Yes,” Romney said. “Next question.”

21 posted on 02/29/2012 2:36:46 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Christie at the beach
It will be a huge mistake for the country not to support Newt.

Quite true, but a mistake the country recently proved eminently qualified to make.

22 posted on 02/29/2012 2:46:56 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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23 posted on 02/29/2012 3:07:25 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic

Makes me think of Ronald Reagan and how he fired 11,000 Air Traffic Controllers that went out “sick.”


24 posted on 02/29/2012 3:15:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Christie at the beach
I didn't watch them though I did read on facebook that the Fox panelists were acting as though it was a heavenly delight. I knew they would be celebrating their wins. Onward, Newt. Thanks for sharing.

I watched for about 5 minutes early into it, they couldn't hide it.

At somepoint, does the EGOP wake up to Romney's vunerability and look to Newt as the only acceptable Mitt replacement?

Time will tell...

25 posted on 02/29/2012 3:26:28 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I heard that pollsters in MI saw a trend to Santorum as the vote neared, among people who had not already voted and were deciding late.

But it was said that early votes Romney had already bagged were an unknown, but possibly a decisive, factor.

Looks like that’s exactly what played out. To project a Santorum win you had to discount early votes which favored Romney.

However, if enough people had responded to the robocalls and other incentives to vote Santorum, he could have still pulled it out, when you look at the margin.

That he didn’t, means he was extended to the edge of his potential, that he was maxed out, so to speak, which could mean he had problems of his own that held his own vote a bit in check.

Both of the candidates have serious weaknesses.

Newt has the strengths they lack.

Overwhelmingly.

Getting that “out there” is the challenge.

My brother lives in TN.

Newt’s personal baggage will hurt him in that traditionalist state.

Otherwise he, and not big labor RS, would be leading there.

It PAINS me.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 3:30:02 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: taildragger

The E would rather lose than back Newt Gingrich.

That’s my money quote.

You can bank on it.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 3:32:21 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

You are probably right, how silly of me to think they would give up the Shrimp Bar at the K street get togther for Vinyl Siding Manufacturers and their desired tax credit when Newt would offer an optional 15% Flat Tax.....


28 posted on 02/29/2012 3:35:52 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Christie at the beach; American Constitutionalist

How dare you give your opinion, don’t you know that this forum is for yes men only!

heh


29 posted on 02/29/2012 6:00:40 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: txrangerette

My prediction is that Tennessee will not look at that baggage as the ultimate piece of information. We (native Tennessean here) also believe in forgiveness.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 8:00:31 AM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: txrangerette

True. Romney went to Harvard. Newt went to Emory and Tulane. End of story.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 8:02:05 AM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Christie at the beach

Whaaaaaaaaaah. LOL


32 posted on 02/29/2012 8:06:42 AM PST by dforest
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