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Gingrich Won’t Criticize Limbaugh, But Says Obama’s Call to Sandra Fluke Was Opportunistic
ABC News ^ | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 03/03/2012 9:55:07 AM PST by kristinn

HAMILTON, Ohio — Newt Gingrich avoided criticizing Rush Limbaugh for publicly assailing Sandra Fluke over her testimony to Congress advocating for health insurance companies to cover birth control, but he was quick to attack President Obama, saying he acted “opportunistically” when he called the Georgetown Law student to express his disappointment in Limbaugh’s comments.

“I think the president will opportunistically do anything he can,” Gingrich said after a rally at the Back Porch Saloon. “I think the most important use of language in the last week has been the president’s apology to religious fanatics, and I want to stay focused on what the president has said, and I think what he said was inexcusable and is exactly the wrong policy at a time of life and death, and playing political games is irrelevant as far as I’m concerned.”

After Limbaugh took to his radio show and called Fluke a “slut” for her stance on contraception, Obama phoned the woman Friday afternoon to extend his support.

Asked if thinks contraception will continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign, Gingrich said the problem is infringement on religious liberty, not contraception.

“It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church and the attack on every right to life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations,” he said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; obama; ricksantorum; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/03/2012 9:55:13 AM PST by kristinn
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 9:58:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: kristinn

So, it looks like this “reporter” has it all figured out. Obammy is the good guy and Rush is the bad guy for telling it like it is.

The woman in question certainly appears to be a slut based on her on words. and no, the public should not be paying for her lifestyle.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:00:27 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kristinn

Go Newt!


4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:01:09 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: kristinn

Newt is half right.
Obama is a political opportunist, but what he misses is that Rush was being jocular. He was funning with the libtards because he knew it would spin them up.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:01:42 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Good on Newt!! :D

Speaker Gingrich understands Alinsky tactics.

The left developed them in part, against Gingrich himself, with the help of spineless ‘Republicans’ who ran away the moment the left started their smears.

Gingrich knows.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:01:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: kristinn
Gingrich handles himself better than anyone else. Over the past couple of months I've expressed a general preference for either Santorum or Gingrich. No more.

I've seen Santorum apologize too much in recent weeks. I hate that. I really, really hate that. No apologies. Ever.

On Super Tuesday, I will be voting for Gingrich.

7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:03:21 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: kristinn

First of all, the issue isn’t about the Catholic Church trying to ban contraception, because it’s not. The issue is that the federal government is trying to force the Catholic Church to pay for contraception.

Second of all, Ms. Fluke is not a “co-ed.” She is a 30-year old political operative with an undergraduate degree in New-Agey women and sex studies.

Third of all, why is the Catholic Church supposed to pay for the contraception of a woman wealthy enough to pay $65,000 tuition a year, but so poor she can’t afford $9 a month to pay for her own damned pills?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:05:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: kristinn

I’m confused. Did she really testify to Congress or just do a photo op with Pelosi?


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:05:15 AM PST by Mercat
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To: kristinn

Opportunistic would not be the word I would use.

More like pandering as in “The Panderer in Chief”.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:05:36 AM PST by placerville
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To: kristinn
Gingrich said the problem is infringement on religious liberty, not contraception.

Bingo! so lets re frame the debate and drop this contraception BS.

You can get a jimmy coat in any town.

11 posted on 03/03/2012 10:05:58 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

What does he think now that she has been outed as a complete fraud? She’s a 30 year old lib lawyer not a 23 y.o. student.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 10:07:19 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: mylife
Obama is a political opportunist, but what he misses is that Rush was being jocular. He was funning with the libtards because he knew it would spin them up.

I don't think Newt missed that. Please don't make the mistake of thinking when you read quotes in an ABC news link that you are getting every single thing a person said. There is nothing in the published quotes about Rush' humor either way from Newt.

13 posted on 03/03/2012 10:08:21 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
She’s a 30 year old lib lawyer With a social agenda.
14 posted on 03/03/2012 10:08:36 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The media and president a##hat are conducting the media and it’s content and dictating the agenda. RISE ABOVE IT dont get caught up in thier web, Newt


15 posted on 03/03/2012 10:08:36 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V us)
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To: kristinn

“Newt Gingrich avoided criticizing Rush Limbaugh for publicly assailing Sandra Fluke”

Gingrich understands the left. He refuses to play their games. I don’t always like everything he says but no one else running for president even comes close to advancing the conservative agenda as much as Gingrich.

I am hoping for a Super Tuesday super miracle. Go Newt!


16 posted on 03/03/2012 10:09:59 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: kristinn

30 year old slut.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 10:10:26 AM PST by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Asked if thinks contraception will continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign, Gingrich said the problem is infringement on religious liberty, not contraception.

“It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church and the attack on every right to life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations,” he said.

BINGO!!!
GO NEWT!!!


18 posted on 03/03/2012 10:10:46 AM PST by billys kid (saying that there are too many children is like saying that there are too many flowers(MT))
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To: ronnie raygun

Yeah how’d that “not lowering ourselves to their level” thing work out for George W Bush?


19 posted on 03/03/2012 10:10:46 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: kristinn

Newt handled this perfectly. What the media people were looking for was an opportunity to run headlines like “Gingrich agrees that student is a slut” or “Gingrich scolds conservative giant Limbaugh” He did not fall into the trap.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 10:12:17 AM PST by KJC1
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To: kristinn

Good for Newt.

This reporter is lying, of course. Rush did not directly call Fluke a slut. He jokingly asked what do you call a “co-ed” who jumps into bed with lots of men and expects you to buy her condoms? A slut, maybe?

I’d call her a slut. Also, a 30-year-old pro-abortion activist, who deliberately staged this whole business and lied about her age.

Hey, if she wants to go to bed with guys who have fleas, that’s her business, but don’t expect me to pick up the condom bill. Or the medical bill for getting de-flea’d.


21 posted on 03/03/2012 10:12:23 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: exit82

Newt has them pegged.

So proud to have given my vote for him in Michigan!


22 posted on 03/03/2012 10:13:14 AM PST by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

OK OK so I let the headline influence my post.

My bad.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 10:14:15 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
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This should be a DefCon-1 wake-up call to Rush Limbaugh ...

"Little Ricky Santorum" threw Rush under the bus yesterday ... just to appease the media ...

And on this point ... Rush Limbaugh is one-million percent CORRECT ...

What EVER would Little Ricky do (if President) and he had to a ... yikes .... COURAGEOUS STAND ....

Gulp ... even if the Nasty, Mean Liberal Media had pounded Little Ricky for ten minutes (forget 10 days in this analysis) ?

Does Little Ricky have the XXXXXX to DEFEND ANYONE (except himself, BTW) ?



And there's the GOP E-RINO "favorite silver-spoon" Mitt Romney ...

No one in the MSM Drive-By Media even bothers to ask Mitten about Rush Limbaugh's "Georgetown Slut" comment ...

WHY ?

Because whatever Mittens says NOW ... will be (attempted) to be REVERSED twenty-minutes later ...

And Romney will artfully manage to throw Rush under the bus "twice" ...



Again, as I stated on an earlier post today ...

America needs a WARRIOR-INTELLECTUAL ... such as U.S. Grant, George Patton ... and Newt Gingrich to WIN the 2012 election ...

Someone at Free Republic responded (today) that they didn't like Newt Gingrich because he acted like an "Arrogant Napoleon" ...

Well ... "Bubba Henry" ... Napoleon won a hell of a lot battles ... made some mistakes ... and so did Washington, Grant, Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Patton, Halsey, and Petraus ...

Newt Gingrich at least appears to "genuinely" learn from his mistakes ... and his attitude will lead us to victory in 2012 ...





Again ... Rush ... I'm trying to help you with your "Monday Show Prep" ...

Time for you to WISE UP and NOT GET ROLLED AGAIN by Mittens and Little Ricky Santorum ...



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24 posted on 03/03/2012 10:15:43 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: KJC1

Bingo


25 posted on 03/03/2012 10:16:08 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

There you have it, the ONLY candiate in this race who actually has a BRAIN!


26 posted on 03/03/2012 10:17:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cicero

Its her box, she can haul coal in it.
Just don’t tax me for your bushiness.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 10:19:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

RIGHT ON! Brother!


28 posted on 03/03/2012 10:21:45 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

What? Saint Torum is not the leader we want?
But he’s so pure /s


29 posted on 03/03/2012 10:24:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
“It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church and the attack on every right to life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations,” he said.

Bingo. Nice comeback, Newt.

30 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:33 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: kristinn

WAKE UP AMERICA! Newt is the only one running that has the stone’s to take on Obama and his communist pal’s. Newt understands the underlying tone of what Rush is trying to get across.

The moon-bats at NOW have opened the door for a debate next week. They and the media chomped on Rush’s bait. How are they going to defend the viral attacks on Palin? Rush will have clip after clip of their slime next week.

Oh, and when Rush brought up Maher’s contribution based on his comments of the past and present....golden!

I stand, I stand for the freedom of this generation and that of my children and grand children.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:44 AM PST by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: kristinn

An adult answers the lefts rancid attempts at breaking down the 1st amendment. Ricky could learn something here.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:36 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Think bigger. You're being tricked. Get rid of ALL of Obamacare.

This one issue is a mere ruse....like everything else with Obamacare is okay.

33 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

Brilliant! Newt won’t allow them to frame the argument! He turns the spotlight back on the “real” offender!


34 posted on 03/03/2012 10:34:16 AM PST by old school
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To: kristinn

Is there anyone on the planet that thinks Obama was genuine in calling this Fluuke gal to console her?

She has been itching for this fight and so has Obama.
It’s all political Kabuki theater.

Bottom line is nobody is being denied contraception.
Heck they are giving it away on tax dollars now!, but what this is about is the Feds putting the boot on the throat of church doctrine.

In classic form, the dems make it out to be about the Church brutalizing the rights of Federal citizens.

Nobody forced this Fluuke bitch to go to a catholic university or a catholic church.

She herself researched this issue and decided to infiltrate the place to MAKE THEM CHANGE.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 10:34:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: old school

The eye on the prize.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 10:36:14 AM PST by Toespi
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To: eyedigress

Ricky’s a sanctimonious jerk.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

oh, that’s so predictable that Rick would throw Rush under the bus. Can you send me a link to that?


38 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:36 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: mylife

The “kicker” is she could go to any PP in her area and get what she wants. She is attacking the Church. You notice she didn’t do this at Berkeley.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:57 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: kristinn

Gingrich said the problem is infringement on religious liberty, not contraception: “It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church and the attack on every right to life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations”

Once again, Newt is right on the mark!

VOTE NEWT on March 6 and on November 5!


40 posted on 03/03/2012 10:43:29 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: ClearCase_guy

Thank you! I have to wait until June to vote for Newt.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 10:43:43 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: kristinn

It is what democrats do. In Rush words, “a lion is a lion and a tiger is a tiger....”


42 posted on 03/03/2012 10:44:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: kristinn

Opportunistics, unpresidential and cheap.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 10:44:49 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: kristinn

IMO, Newt is the only one of the 3 candidates who has handled this issue properly when asked about it by the media.


44 posted on 03/03/2012 10:46:29 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: kristinn
We are all getting sidetracked into a debate about contraception when the issue is about being lied to regarding Obamacare and the funding of abortion.

Please watch this very brief clip and listen to Obama's own words in his (lip-smacking) speech to a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009:

Federal Conscience Laws Promise

45 posted on 03/03/2012 10:47:04 AM PST by arasina ((So there.))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

After reading your post I searched for this info, can you tell me where to find it please?


46 posted on 03/03/2012 10:50:10 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Gingrich handles himself better than anyone else.”

That comes with experience and one of the many reasons I support Newt. Santorum does not yet have the experience needed. GO NEWT GO!


47 posted on 03/03/2012 10:52:06 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: eyedigress

When I was a kid you could get a rubber out of a vending machine in any club for fiddy cents


48 posted on 03/03/2012 10:53:05 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marguerite
Gingrich said the problem is infringement on religious liberty, not contraception: “It’s about the attack on the Catholic Church and the attack on every right to life institution and whether or not the government has the power to dictate to religious organizations”

New Gingrich is the only presidential candidate who really knows his enemy.

49 posted on 03/03/2012 10:54:24 AM PST by arasina ((So there.))
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To: eyedigress

Its obvious this POS has an agenda against the Church.


50 posted on 03/03/2012 10:54:48 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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