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It's Do or Die, Time to Unite Behind Newt and Defeat Romney
politijim ^ | March 3, 2012 | libertarian neocon

Posted on 03/02/2012 12:21:24 PM PST by Marguerite

It's time to stop dilly-dallying. Super Tuesday is upon us and with that, the nomination race could be all but over unless conservatives and libertarians finally unite behind one candidate, a candidate who can beat both Romney AND Obama. That candidate needs to be Newt.

Among the not-Romney's he is the only one who can unite the party. Economic conservatives like him because he balanced the budget and reformed welfare. Defense hawks like him because he is the most hawkish of the lot. Social conservatives, when they can get past his personal life, like him for his strong record on issues like abortion. And libertarians, like the Libertarian Party's nominee in 2008, Bob Barr, like him because he is economically libertarian and not over the top on social issues.

Can anyone honestly say the same thing about Santorum? He goes out of his way to attack individual freedom and libertarianism and completely blew his chance to be the nominee by focusing on social issues instead of the economy (probably because his economic policy record isn't really that great). Who attacks prenatal diagnostics? Or the idea of contraception? Or says he wants to vomit over a rather non-controversial (and somewhat revered) JFK speech? He has proven himself to be quite a bit more gaffe prone and offensive than Newt, despite the fact that people thought he was a "safer" option. Even I was offended by some of the stuff he said and I am a Pro-Life registered Republican. It's really not surprising that his support is crumbling like it is. See the latest tracking data from Gallup (Santorum's popularity is in dark green, Romney's is black [matches his soul], Newt's is orange and Ron Paul's is light green):

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6fJcVRLI29c/T1DpfdF2LHI/AAAAAAAAAOw/cPiYo7Hcnk4/s400/gallup.png

Santorum is just not ready for prime time. He is simply too divisive, offending gays, women, parents, protestants and libertarians (in total about 80-90% of the electorate). Unfortunately, he retains enough support to possibly give Romney a majority of the states on Super Tuesday. His conservative backers need to wake up quickly, bite the bullet and go with Newt.

As the brilliant Thomas Sowell wrote:

"Newt Gingrich is the only candidate still in the field who can clearly take on Barack Obama in one-on-one debate and cut through the Obama rhetoric and mystique with hard facts and plain logic.

Nor is this just a matter of having a gift of gab. Gingrich has a far deeper grasp of both the policies and the politics than the other Republican candidates."

Can anyone really argue with that?

I think Ron Paul supporters (the historically Republican ones, not the liberals who are just visiting the GOP for this election in order to support Paul) need to wake up as well. They are not furthering libertarianism at all by supporting Paul any more. He's made his point and has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with but supporting Paul on Tuesday just increases the chances that the most statist candidate, Mitt Romney, is nominated. Do you really want to be responsible for nominating the only Governor, Republican or Democrat, to enact a socialist universal healthcare system in their states? Newt isn't a libertarian but he is the man who did the most to wound the leviathan in the last 30 years. Why not vote for him and give this country a chance? It clearly won't with either Romney or Obama.

Finally, Newt is simply the most electable candidate in the race right now. As I mentioned earlier, he can unite the party, has a great grasp of both politics and logic and can actually explain conservatism in a way that others can understand and agree with. Santorum and Paul are both to extreme to get almost any independents over into the fold.

Sure he has baggage but I think most of it will go away. Freddie Mac? Let's see Obama bring that up when he received over $126,000 in bribes, err I mean donations, from Fannie and Freddie while he was in or seeking office (he was the #2 largest recipient in Congress, #1 was the notoriously corrupt Chris Dodd). Nancy Pelosi? Let's see Obama make an issue out of that one or Newt's opposition to cramming down the Ryan plan.

It's time for believers in small government and personal liberty to unite behind Newt, otherwise we will once again have a Nixon vs. McGovern sort of choice in the fall. And the stakes are just too high this election for that.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; conservatism; elections; gingrich; leader; newt; newt2012; newt4romney; newtgingrich; nottakingone4theteam; santorum4romney; supertuesday; unity; unitycall
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To: Marguerite

With the recent cave on what Rush said, Santorum must go. He’s got the scent of ‘hands across the aisle’ and that stinks. Go, Newt! This woman will be voting for Newt.


51 posted on 03/02/2012 2:08:06 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Marguerite

On its way now.


52 posted on 03/02/2012 2:17:36 PM PST by annieokie
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To: ReneeLynn

“Go, Newt! This woman will be voting for Newt.”

Thank you on behalf of Newt and the country.


53 posted on 03/02/2012 2:23:18 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: annieokie

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s so refreshing to listen to Newt articulate in such a clear way very complex situations and solutions so anybody can understand them.
Albert Einstein defined the genius as the capability to “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Newt has it.


54 posted on 03/02/2012 2:29:22 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: annieokie

I’ve found another video:

Newt Gingrich Campaign Rally, Macon, Georgia – March 1 2012

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-campaign-rally-macon-georgia-march-1-2012-partial-video/


55 posted on 03/02/2012 2:35:11 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I’ve said it on another thread and I’ll say it again:

Fellow Freepers, if you are voting for Romney or Santorum instead of Newt Gingrich, and Gingrich is not our nominee, I hope you are ready to congratulate yourselves every day as we see the price of gas, food, electricity and every thing we consume Sky Rocket!

Newt is the only candidate with a solid Energy Plan that will reverse the damage done by this administration, give us energy independence and millions of Jobs.

This is as serious as it gets. Vote Newt! You’ll be glad you did!


56 posted on 03/02/2012 2:38:23 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: conservativejoy

“Newt is the only candidate with a solid Energy Plan that will reverse the damage done by this administration, give us energy independence and millions of Jobs.
This is as serious as it gets. Vote Newt! You’ll be glad you did!”

Newt could have said this, and I’m sure he thinks it:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill

Churchill described Obama’s system to a tee.


57 posted on 03/02/2012 2:42:18 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I wonder if it would do any good for several of us to contact Rick S. and ask him to give it up and send his support to Newt, because he can’t win the primary and Romney can’t win the election?


58 posted on 03/02/2012 2:43:26 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: lu shissler

Coulter has been on a ski vacation in Colorado. She brought seven freeloaders with her and asked the org. that sponsored her visit to pay for all of their flights, including hers, which they were happy to do.

At the dinner she was speaking at, they named all the tables after her books.

I was invited but was too busy throwing up in my mouth to attend.


59 posted on 03/02/2012 2:45:56 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: WVNan

Unfortunately, those who know Rick in PA will tell you, this is All About Rick and not what’s good for our country.


60 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Marguerite
Virginia voters will need to vote for Paul, to keep those delegates out of Romney's corner.

Newt's strong points are his experience in Congress, and he does well in debates. His weakness is his past, which we'll constantly be defending. But, I agree that we need to unite the conservative vote NOW. If Newt is the choice, I'm in.

61 posted on 03/02/2012 2:54:08 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: WVNan; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ...

“I wonder if it would do any good for several of us to contact Rick S. and ask him to give it up and send his support to Newt, because he can’t win the primary and Romney can’t win the election?”

Of course we CAN and we should.
I propose that each of us write a message on his Facebook wall:

http://www.facebook.com/RickSantorum?sk=wall


62 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
At this point, our best strategy is as follows:

If you live in a state where Newt is the main challenger to Romney, Vote Newt.

If you live in a state where Rick Santorum is the main challenger, vote for Rick.

If we do that, we win either way. If Romney gets the nomination, we're screwed no matter what happens in November.
63 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:39 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: Marguerite

No vote in your life has ever been so important.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


64 posted on 03/02/2012 3:05:02 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Antoninus

I don’t agree.

Vote Newt EVERYWHERE.


65 posted on 03/02/2012 3:19:47 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
LOL. Rick's fans will probably be looking for me with pitchforks. I posted this and for me this is extremely bold.

Rick, it's time for you to realize that you are not going to win the primary and Romney is not going to win the presidency. Please give it up and help Newt take Romney down. Newt is the only person who has the wisdom and fighting spirit to win and turn this country around. You are standing in the way of our "Churchill". History will not be kind to you for that. Sometimes we have to realize that we are not destined to get what we want.

66 posted on 03/02/2012 3:19:49 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Marguerite

Now I’m going to tell Sarah to get off her perch and get with the program. NOW!


67 posted on 03/02/2012 3:22:33 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: WVNan

Excellent.

I wrote: “It’s a lost cause, Mr.Santorum. You can’t beat Romney, and you’ll be responsible for the defeat of the conservative movement. STEP DOWN NOW AND ENDORSE NEWT GINGRICH, LIKE HERMAN CAIN, SARAH PALIN, RICK PERRY, MICHAEL REAGAN, FRED THOMPSON, MICHELE BACHMANN, ARTHUR LAFFER, THOMAS SOWELL DID. DO THE RIGHT THING, NOW.”


68 posted on 03/02/2012 3:24:10 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
..I once referred to Newt early in the campaign as a flawed genius

But this flawed genius has proven to me that he now has the substance and the stability in life to be the leader the nation needs

Added to that he has deep, detailed solutions for every major issue and threat facing this republic

Without equivocation, the Speaker has my full support--Godspeed Newt!

69 posted on 03/02/2012 3:33:49 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Gator113

The Speaker’s leadership record makes the other candidates look like dwarves. They are not in his league


70 posted on 03/02/2012 4:11:14 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Marguerite

“Vote Newt on March 6”

I am so angry that I won’t be able to do that, since I’m in Virginia. I HATE it. The best I can do is cast a vote for Paul to deny Romney our delegates, but it’s not the same. I can’t vote for the candidate of my choice, and that is simply not right.


71 posted on 03/02/2012 4:11:18 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

There is no write-in in Virginia?

Maybe if thousands voters wrote Newt’s name on the ballot ... the local Reps could notice they made a huge mistake.

They verified only Perry and Newt’s signatures, but not Romney’s. Bloody double standard.

Newt SHOULD be on the ballot in his home state.


72 posted on 03/02/2012 4:17:28 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
The Speaker's strong points are historical. His solutions are excellent from social security reform to his energy plan.

IF Newt's weakness is his past...Santorum and Romney's weakness are in the present...they lack the true conservative spine...we can't afford to take anymore for the team aka as the gop establiment and Newt won't!

73 posted on 03/02/2012 4:20:30 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Marguerite

I agree.

No write-in for primaries here, unfortunately. The whole mess stinks.


74 posted on 03/02/2012 4:29:34 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Marguerite
Good apprioriate quote by Einstine and works well for NEWT, thats how he does it.
75 posted on 03/02/2012 4:34:32 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Kazan
No poll is showing that to be likely possibility. Voting for Newt in Ohio is merely a vote for Romney. Santorum has a lead in Tennessee and Oklahoma that looks insurmountable.

We don't need elections, we've got polls.

Right?

76 posted on 03/02/2012 4:57:04 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Marguerite

LOL. Do you reckon we will get a nasty reply? I don’t care, I’m in the Andrew Brietbart mode now. We’ve tried to hard to be nice. Time’s up. We are losing our country and it’s time to fight and fight hard.


77 posted on 03/02/2012 5:11:28 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I think that some Virginians should have banded together and sued the GOP for denying their right to vote.


78 posted on 03/02/2012 5:17:58 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Antoninus

If a state has proportional rep and not winner take all, that’s just wrong.

Newt could receive delegates without winning or second place.

And there’s the psychological barrier of people thinking Newt can’t win so they don’t vote for him even if they want to, and he drops even lower in people’s estimations.

I vote for Newt, period.

He’s the BEST we have.

That’s how he comes back...if people will vote on that basis, he’s back!


79 posted on 03/02/2012 5:54:03 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Usagi_yo

I will never read Ann Coulter’s column again.


80 posted on 03/02/2012 5:54:54 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: CatherineofAragon

Blame Newt. He didn’t get enough signatures to get on the ballot.


81 posted on 03/02/2012 6:03:49 PM PST by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: Marguerite

Great idea, Marguerite. I wrote him to drop out and vote for Newt, because he loves his country and you only seem to love yourself.

Got a link to Romney’s FB page?

I’ve a few thoughts for him as well....


82 posted on 03/02/2012 9:35:14 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Marguerite; onyx; hoosiermama; TitansAFC; Cincinatus' Wife; txrangerette; JediJones; ...
Here's the wide-ranging interview that Newt Gingrich gave to CNS (Cybercast News Service) on February 12, 2008 (more than 4 years ago, before anyone had even an inkling of movement that would become Tea Party) about Bush presidency, John McCain, conservative vs Republican, dealing with entitlements (e.g., Ryan-Sununu SS plan), court system and [abolishing] some courts (like Ninth Circuit), anti-religious bigotry, "separation of church and state," English as the official language [amendment], solving illegal immigration problem (enforcement, not amnesty) etc, etc.

Gingrich Talks 'Real Change' - FR / CNSNews.com, by Kevin Mooney and Josiah Ryan, 2008 February 12

If Newt Gingrich focuses on just few things like the gas prices and de-regulation (without government favoritism) of domestic production of any and all sources of energy, and need for tax reforms (abolishing, reduction, simplification and personal choice instead of AMT / the Hong Kong model), and also articulates the focus on English as official language amendment, DOM / Marriage is between one man and one woman amendment, "fixing" / clarifying 14th amendment from misinterpretation to stop "anchor babies" / birthright citizenship (as much as any President has a say in the amendment process beyond the bully pulpit and setting the agenda and encouraging the process either in Congress or the states) - he would quickly get the desired, positive differentiation from the other candidates.

Fortuna et futura favi fortus - The good fortune and the future belong to the brave.

83 posted on 03/02/2012 11:17:45 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Marguerite

Just the expectation that Obama will lose in November and be force to take his jackboot from off our throats would cause the market to go vertical! You want to be fully invested ahead of Election Day this year - assuming you have anything left to invest.


84 posted on 03/03/2012 12:57:33 AM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: moonhawk; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ..

“Got a link to Romney’s FB page?
I’ve a few thoughts for him as well....”

That’s Mitt’s. Tell him how you feel it!

http://www.facebook.com/mittromney?sk=wall

We can also post encouragement for Newt on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/newtgingrich?sk=wall


85 posted on 03/03/2012 1:31:39 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: CutePuppy; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; ...

Newt has been preparing his candidature for the last NINE years: methodically, with great spirit of analysis, synthesis and the best solutions in all the aspects of the American economy, judiciary, government, education, health, national security ...

The work he accomplished for his “21t Century Contract with America” is staggering.

http://www.newt.org/solutions/

He wrote books, made documentaries, has given dozens of speeches, was the Tea Party supporter from the Day One and in many places led the fight for the 2010 elections.

He didn’t improvise his candidature, but he built it step by step with intelligence, seriousness and very hard work. All the economists, from Steve Forbes to Arthur Laffer, stated that Newt’s plan to redress America’s economy and create jobs is the BEST one.

Rick and Mitt are mere politicians driven by personal ambition.

Newt Gingrich is the ONLY Statesman in the race. He’s already been there, done that, knows what is to be done and how to do it.
His credentials as Speaker are there to prove it.
America needs someone like him and

Newt needs you All to become the 45th President of the United States.


86 posted on 03/03/2012 1:58:30 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: txrangerette

“there’s the psychological barrier of people thinking Newt can’t win so they don’t vote for him even if they want to, and he drops even lower in people’s estimations.”

There is the leftist media manipulating the voters and the public opinion at large with gazillions of polls and made-up s..t like “electability”.

Best advice to all, don’t read the polls, disreagard the commentators, pundits and blah-blah reporters; vote for the best candidate, as he appears in his plans for America, live debates, public speeches and face to face interviews.

In 2012, his name is Newt Gingrich!


87 posted on 03/03/2012 2:11:29 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To ALL:

Write a message to Newt at:

http://www.facebook.com/newtgingrich?sk=wall&filter=1


88 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:23 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

All you say is true.

**************************************

But but but..... he supported DeDe S against Doug Hoffman in NY, therefore, we must abandon him for Santorum.

/sarcasm

That sentiment is posted here all the time.

Newt says it best...he was not aware of the EXTENT of Dede’s liberalism and turncoat nature, and relied on info from people who weren’t reliable, in the GOP E in that district.

In other words, SHE makes Snowe and Collins looks like conservative, loyal Republicans, turns out.

Newt phoned Doug Hoffman and apologized, and Hoffman has accepted his apology and has urged people not to hold the matter against Newt.

Enough said, but it can’t be said too often.


89 posted on 03/03/2012 4:45:09 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Marguerite

JC Watts for president or VP! Now!


90 posted on 03/03/2012 8:11:36 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: annieokie

Here’s info on the WA State caucus this morning, in case your friend doesn’t have it - she can find her precinct (if she doesn’t know it) and caucus location:

http://wsrpcaucus.tumblr.com/


91 posted on 03/03/2012 8:44:40 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: fabian

I think Newt has three people in mind for VP: Herman Cain, Rick Perry or JC Watts.

Anyway ALL three will be part of his government. He also said he would like to have Sarah Palin on board as well.


92 posted on 03/03/2012 9:22:40 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: FreeReign
We don't need elections, we've got polls.

Almost every poll is accurate within five points or so.

93 posted on 03/03/2012 10:09:06 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: txrangerette; onyx; hoosiermama; Marguerite; TitansAFC; JediJones; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
I never understood people's passion about the "endorsement" of Dede Scozzafava. Doug Hoffman, a Conservative Party candidate, lived in Lake Placid, outside of the NY-23 district, during his first run for special election in 2009 and was ineligible to take the seat; and the second time nex year in 2010, after he bought the home in the district, but he lost in the Republican primary and then switched back to run on the Conservative Party ticket, as a spoiler (he got 10,000 votes while Democrat Bill Owen won general election by 4,000 votes).

If anybody should apologize for that Charlie Foxtrot, it's the local NY GOP organization and Conservative Party for not doing their homework and Doug Hoffman himself. People who keep bringing this up either don't know this or don't care as long as it helps them to knock Newt (like the myths about bringing divorce papers to the hospital deathbed of his first wife, buying $500K worth of jewelry at Tiffany's, and supporting Cap-and-Trade, amnesty or other stuff that never happened).

Some people are ignorant of this, but many perpetuate these things on purpose, just like Romney's bold-faced lie about Newt being a "lobbyist" for Freddie Mac, which he breathtakingly kept repeating straight in Newt's face during the debate before Florida primary.

See ref: 'Stop Romney' Christian conservatives give nod to Santorum ahead of S.C. balloting - FR, post #67, 2012 January 15

Ref: Gingrich: If it comes to a shutdown, the GOP should stick to its principles - FR, post #104, 2012 February 12.

94 posted on 03/03/2012 11:12:47 AM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy

Yeah, the Doug Hoffman thing is one of the most over rated over played issues in a long time. Your explanation was correct - never mind that Hoffman is a fraud himself also. But compared to Dee Dee, who is awful, he became a hero and folks never realized what a fraud he really was.

Newt should have just steered clear. Then again, on issues like this, everyone wants Newts opinion and always have. No one has ever cared what RS or Mitt thought about anything like this.


95 posted on 03/03/2012 11:17:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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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


96 posted on 03/03/2012 11:20:49 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: Kazan
Almost every poll is accurate within five points or so.

LOL!

97 posted on 03/03/2012 11:36:42 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Newt should have just steered clear. Then again, on issues like this, everyone wants Newts opinion and always have.

Dede was an obscure NY State Rep for 10 years. Newt didn't know her or her record from Adam (in general, probably a good reason to "steer clear") but he was apprised that Hoffman was ineligible in the district and if he won, the election would be challenged and the seat [eventually] would go to the Democrat Bill Owen, so that was not an option... and in any case, the 2010 primary was going to start and GOP voters could choose someone else for the seat within months while, in the meantime, Republican House would have one more (R) on some issues.

Yeah, the Doug Hoffman thing is one of the most over rated over played issues in a long time.

Constantly amazed how people casually throw "Dede Scozzafava" around as if it is be-all and end-all (even if there was any credence to it), while the same people excuse Santorum's endorsement of Specter (whose record and character everyone knew) on "strategic" grounds, as if Republicans, with the majority in the Senate, couldn't vote in good SC Justices without Arlen Specter.

Boggles the mind.

98 posted on 03/03/2012 11:42:53 AM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Marguerite

JC Watts! He is really sharp and I love his youtube promoting Newt!


99 posted on 03/03/2012 11:59:23 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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