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Gingrich Says Republican Party ‘Just Doesn’t Get It’
abc ^ | Mar 1, 2012 2:31pm | Elicia Dover

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.

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...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 isn’t beating Obama. Beating Obama will be easy. Obama is a disaster,” Gingrich said. “He is an incompetent radical. You can’t be both. The country will tolerate an incompetent pleasant person or they will tolerate a radical but they aren’t going to tolerate someone who doesn’t get it. The Republican Party just doesn’t get it. That’s 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-let’s be clear-they tried managing big government. That’s not possible. And if Romney wins, he will discover it’s 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 don’t think the other candidates in the end are particularly relevant. I mean, one of them may win because money matters but I don’t think they are relevant because they are just politics, they are just the same old baloney. One is Massachusetts’s moderate baloney, the other is Pennsylvania big labor baloney but they are baloney,” Gingrich said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; gingrichspeech; newt; newtgingrich

1 posted on 03/01/2012 2:46:20 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
“Without vision, the people parish,”

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he didn't say that. I think Gingrich knows how to spell.

2 posted on 03/01/2012 2:48:59 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Red Steel
“Without vision, the people parish,”

Or, maybe he's talking about a blind section of Louisiana?

3 posted on 03/01/2012 2:49:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 2:50:31 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 2:51:04 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Larry Lucido

Too bad the GOP-E don’t ‘parish’ away.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 2:53:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Cool new sandwich ideas for the local deli...Moderate Baloney and Big Labor Baloney to join with Pious Baloney.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 2:54:24 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Red Steel
It's hard to say, wait till the 6th to see where we go from there.

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.

8 posted on 03/01/2012 2:57:36 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CainConservative
C’mon Newt, you and Rick on the same team.

Funny way of showing it.

Rick Santorum tries to undercut Newt Gingrich in Georgia

9 posted on 03/01/2012 2:57:49 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

That’s an understatement if I ever heard one!


10 posted on 03/01/2012 3:00:39 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Larry Lucido

It is, obviously, the reporter and editor who are semi-literate....unless Newt was spelling out his words as he spoke.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 3:05:43 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Red Steel
One is Massachusetts moderate baloney, the other is Pennsylvania big labor baloney but they are baloney,” Gingrich said.

Newt....still the smartest and most conservative man in any room.

12 posted on 03/01/2012 3:06:11 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Red Steel; CainConservative

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.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 3:08:20 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Red Steel

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.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 3:27:25 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich


15 posted on 03/01/2012 3:31:53 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

HA! Had this tagline for over a week.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 3:36:55 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: Red Steel
Proverbs 29, verse 18, King James Version:Damned ABC reported can't report worth a damn.
17 posted on 03/01/2012 4:00:29 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: trisham

That’s a great picture. Can you help me out a little?

Chuck Norris
JC Watts
???
Fred Thompson
Newt
Rick Perry
Herman Cain
???
???

Thanks!


18 posted on 03/01/2012 4:03:37 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: upchuck

That’s Michael Reagan next to Herman Cain.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 4:18:52 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: upchuck

Next to Herman Cain is, I believe, Michael Reagan. I don’t know the identities of the two women.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 4:21:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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"I promise you that, if I become your president, I pledge to you my life, my fortune, my sacred honor"

~Newt Gingrich


21 posted on 03/01/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: upchuck

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:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/romney-and-gingrich-war-why-oppo-matters/359866


22 posted on 03/01/2012 4:26:19 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: JediJones

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.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 4:37:38 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: ansel12
I do know that, I was referring to three times Gingrich has used these "baloney" phrases. ;)


24 posted on 03/01/2012 4:42:16 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Red Steel
The GOP is like Mr. Muckle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y189-69cQPs

25 posted on 03/01/2012 5:01:56 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: JediJones; trisham; Defiant

Thank you all. FReepers are the greatest.

Still need the woman on the far right (no pun intended :).


26 posted on 03/01/2012 5:24:57 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: CainConservative

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 isn’t 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


27 posted on 03/01/2012 5:26:12 PM PST by narses
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To: upchuck

Make sure you look for some Kellyanne Conway clips on YouTube. Cute voice, Melanie Griffith-esque.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 6:04:49 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Red Steel
“Without vision, the people parish,”

Huh? I don't parshe 'parish'!

29 posted on 03/01/2012 6:13:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Red Steel


30 posted on 03/01/2012 7:22:22 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: upchuck

Found it!

Can you name the members of Newt’s 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

http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/02/15/gingrich-offers-dream-team-to-supporters/


31 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:16 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks!

I really appreciate the extra effort.

GO NEWT!!


32 posted on 03/02/2012 7:29:43 AM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: upchuck

Go, Newt! :)


33 posted on 03/02/2012 7:52:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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