Skip to comments.Gingrich Says Republican Party ‘Just Doesn’t Get It’
Posted on 03/01/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by Red Steel
ATLANTA Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke in front of a different kind of crowd Thursday a crowd of more than 600 people, many of whom have personally known Gingrich and his career for years. He told them he was counting on his many friends in Georgia.
...pressed him on his strategy and how...
I have to win Georgia I think to be credible in the race, Gingrich said.
He told the crowd his real challenge for the nomination is getting past the Republican Party establishment.
My primary problem isnt beating Obama. Beating Obama will be easy. Obama is a disaster, Gingrich said. He is an incompetent radical. You cant be both. The country will tolerate an incompetent pleasant person or they will tolerate a radical but they arent going to tolerate someone who doesnt get it. The Republican Party just doesnt get it. Thats why I am running.
Gingrich quoted a Bible verse from Proverbs, Without vision, the people parish, as he insisted that the Republicans have failed to provide vision.
For 14 years-lets be clear-they tried managing big government. Thats not possible. And if Romney wins, he will discover its not possible. Because the fact is, big government is inherently antithetical to the entire Republican Party, Gingrich said.
Gingrich took the opportunity at a chamber of commerce event to hit Rick Santorum, his threat in the southern states, and leveled attacks against Mitt Romney.
I dont think the other candidates in the end are particularly relevant. I mean, one of them may win because money matters but I dont think they are relevant because they are just politics, they are just the same old baloney. One is Massachusettss moderate baloney, the other is Pennsylvania big labor baloney but they are baloney, Gingrich said.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure he didn't say that. I think Gingrich knows how to spell.
Or, maybe he's talking about a blind section of Louisiana?
As one British politician said recently, it is hard to explain something to somebody, when it is in their best interest to not get it.
My baloney has a first name, it’s W-I-L-L-A-R-D.
C’mon Newt, you and Rick on the same team.
Too bad the GOP-E don’t ‘parish’ away.
Nobody has a solid hold on the outcome yet. Newt has been very active in all the States that vote then and has been keeping his name in the headlines, fighting Obama’s recent escapades. It has to help. How much, remains to be seen.
Funny way of showing it.
That’s an understatement if I ever heard one!
It is, obviously, the reporter and editor who are semi-literate....unless Newt was spelling out his words as he spoke.
Newt....still the smartest and most conservative man in any room.
If you read that article, he “undercut” Gingrich by going to Georgia and telling people to vote for himself. Oh, he said he was the best person for the race, which “clearly” meant he was saying Gingrich wasn’t.
So apparently, we’ve once again been fooled by the liberal headlines. Unless you actually think that Santorum should be telling people in Georgia that Gingrich is the best man for the Presidency.
On the other hand, I didn’t see anything in Gingrich’s remarks that were untoward or unexpected regarding Santorum either. I expect the candidates to sell themselves, and to contrast their vision and experience with the other candidates.
And they are NOT on the same team. They are each trying to win the presidency. WE are on the same team — we want to defeat Romney. But that isn’t the PRIMARY goal of either Santorum or Gingrich — they want to actually WIN the presidency, not just stop Romney.
Gingrich is a loose cannon, but when he’s on point, he’s spot on. And unlike the others, clearly makes his case.
I’m still voting Gingrich in Ohio, but I’m voting for whoever the nominee is in the general.
HA! Had this tagline for over a week.
That’s a great picture. Can you help me out a little?
That’s Michael Reagan next to Herman Cain.
Next to Herman Cain is, I believe, Michael Reagan. I don’t know the identities of the two women.
Kellyanne Conway by Fred, very cute FOX talking head political consultant type. The chick on the right is some kind of Iowa congresswoman or something. They probably stuck her back there so at first glance people might think it was Palin. Either that or it’s the only other endorsement from a woman Newt was able to get. Hard to do when even women who praised you immensely in writing just a couple years ago sell themselves out now to repeat empty Romney spin and lies about you:
One of those men earned himself a place in American history books as a revolutionary conservative who changed American politics and gave the United States Congress to the Republican party, something that generations of Americans did not even know was a possibility, that man clearly is more than just baloney.
Thank you all. FReepers are the greatest.
Still need the woman on the far right (no pun intended :).
Look at their accomplishments. Newt allied himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition, the Religious Right, and the Republican majority (together the Reagan Revolution) which directly led the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Contract with America, government reforms, less government, tax cuts, a balanced budget, and the great, long-standing Reagan economy.
Romney, on the other hand, vehemently denied Ronald Reagan and aligned himself with Ted Kennedy and the left. Romney accomplished installing liberal big government programs, defended and promoted Roe v Wade and legalized abortion as settled law, advocated and implemented RomneyCare with its liberty killing government mandates against formerly free citizens and its taxpayer funded or subsidized and mandated abortion procedures. He ran and governed to the left of Ted Kennedy on the gay agenda resulting in gay marriage in Massachusetts. He appointed liberal judges and liberal appointees throughout his government. Under his leadership conservatism and the Republican party was all but destroyed in Massachusetts.
Romney is one evil liberal progressive. No way in hell will MittBots be allowed to support this abortionist, big government, socialist scumbag on FR!
Guess my message isnt clear enough. I have to keep repeating it and zotting would be MittBots.
79 posted on Sat Dec 03 2011 19:59:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Jim Robinson
Make sure you look for some Kellyanne Conway clips on YouTube. Cute voice, Melanie Griffith-esque.
Huh? I don't parshe 'parish'!
Can you name the members of Newts Dream Team?
(left to right) Chuck Norris, J.C. Watts, Kellyanne Conway, Fred Thompson, Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michael Reagan, Linda Upmeyer
I really appreciate the extra effort.
Go, Newt! :)