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Gingrich blasts Santorum as ‘pal’ of unions in new robocall
thehill.com ^ | 03/02/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 03/03/2012 3:36:45 PM PST by VU4G10

Newt Gingrich has turned his sights on Rick Santorum in a new robocall going out to Oklahoma and Tennessee voters, bashing the former Pennsylvania senator as having “cozied up to the labor union bosses.”

The ad will reach 150,000 voters in each of the states, according to ABC News.

“On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum talks a good game about his blue-collar roots, and about being for the average family,” a female narrator says. “But here’s the record Rick Santorum doesn’t want you to know about: As a senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum cozied up to the labor union bosses, and voted for the AFL-CIO, and against a national right-to-work bill that would have let workers opt out of paying union dues — union dues that hurt families and small businesses.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigunionrick; gingrich; liarnewt; liarsteelfish; newt; newt4dede; newtgingrich; notremotelybreaking; santorum4romney; santorum4specter; unionrick; whatanidiot; whatasnob
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1 posted on 03/03/2012 3:36:58 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

These robo-calls ain’t going to do it. Gingrich’s top aides in GA are switching over to Santorum.

Some of us stood up and cheered when Gingrich won S. Carolina. That was then, this is now. Gallup shows Santorum trailing Obama by two points and Gingrich has fallen out of view in the rear-view mirror. Had Gingrich done what Pawlenty, Bachman, Cain, and Perry, did after Santorum won the Trifecta, Romney would have gone down in flames in MI and Le Resistance would have won.

Gingrich has an unbridgeable gap with women and Evangelicals. He draws lop-sided percentages of the male vote and had he withdrawn, this vote would almost inevitably go to Santorum. And now his senior campaign operatives are quitting and his campaign is collapsing around him.

Whatever may be said for Gingrich’s big ideas (and we share a lot of this) yet his un-saleable political proposals for permanent lunar-based colonies within eight years and $2.50/gas/gallon regardless of supply and demand, world energy markets and geopolitical conditions in the Middle-East, makes it clear that at this point in the race, Gingrich does not have the math working in his favor and all polls point to his un-electability. At some point reality needs to take control of our senses.

This is now a 2-man race. Gingrich is splitting the conservative vote and Romney is shooting right through the breach.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 3:40:46 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: VU4G10

Every where I go, I see people making excuses for Rick’s record in the Senate. “Well, he was in leadership”, “it’s part of being a team member” or something else that admits it was wrong but says why he had to do it anyway.

Like the man who says to the judge “don’t you see? I HAD to do it!”...

oy vey.

Newt is my choice.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 3:45:18 PM PST by Principled
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To: VU4G10

I wonder if Rick would support tying the minimum wage to inflation like Romney? Then he wouldn’t have to keep voting for it.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 3:51:55 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich’s top aides in GA are switching over to Santorum.

Huh?

5 posted on 03/03/2012 3:52:02 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VU4G10

Well he is!

He ran around last week telling Michigan libs that he was for bailing out the auto industry


6 posted on 03/03/2012 3:52:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish
Newt's done. And now Santorum is losing the less conservative ABO vote back to Romney. It's looking like Romney has it sewed up, and nationalized health care is here to stay.
7 posted on 03/03/2012 3:56:16 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: VU4G10

Is this the same Newt Gingrich who teamed up with the New York State United Teachers (as well as Markos Moulitsas to endorse Dede Scozzafava?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 3:56:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VU4G10

Why can’t he just bash Romney and Obama?


9 posted on 03/03/2012 3:58:39 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Steelfish

>> Gingrich’s top aides in GA are switching over to Santorum.

I’m aware of 1 defection in Tennessee. Are there others?

>> Gingrich is splitting the conservative vote and Romney is shooting right through the breach.

Nonsense. Rick’s impressionable supporters initiated the split.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 3:59:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t know. Is there another Newt? LOL


11 posted on 03/03/2012 4:00:25 PM PST by dforest
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To: throwback

I have heard ad nauseum from Mitt that he will issue an executive order on 1st day in office giving all 50 states right to opt OUT of Obamacare. Some states like CA & NY may not opt out. But that is OK...I can always move to another state.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: VU4G10

It’ll a lot of robocalls to make up percentage points in the double didgets but it may can be done. It’s never over until the last vote is counted.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 4:04:00 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: napscoordinator

Elememtary Dr Watson, Newt is competing for same votes as Rick in the primaries.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 4:05:00 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: dforest
The one I'm talking about is here standing to the (stage) left of Arne Duncan, Sharpton and Bloomberg...


15 posted on 03/03/2012 4:06:14 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish

Actually, Santorum is starting to make Newt look good to women. Yeah, Newt may be a cad, but he doesn’t want to use the presidency as a bully pulpit to speak out on the evil of birth control.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 4:08:13 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: napscoordinator

Cause he’s under the mistaken notion that he can win with just the hardcore conservative voters that aren’t subject to ABO syndrome. So he’s trying to peel off Santorum votes, but it will never be enough. Santorum attracted others including the ABO crowd. That’s what made him a contender with Romney. Even if Newt could put Santorum in 3rd again, he’ll never beat Romney.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 4:08:50 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: napscoordinator

Why can’t he just bash Romney and Obama?
***************

The same question I asked, Naps, when Rick ran negative ads against Newt in the mid-west after Florida. Seems counter-productive, does it not? But, factually, Rick started first—.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 4:11:31 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: napscoordinator

Newt has been consist at on staying on point.
unlike Santorum


19 posted on 03/03/2012 4:11:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VU4G10
OMG! The Santos crybabies will run this thread over.

Hit him with the truth, Newt.

The Hill always stirring up for Santos and a Mitt race.

(people can be very clueless)

20 posted on 03/03/2012 4:13:15 PM 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: Joe 6-pack

He was only acting as an infiltrator. /sarc

Get with it.


21 posted on 03/03/2012 4:14:24 PM PST by dforest
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To: All

Did he cozy up to them on a sofa?


22 posted on 03/03/2012 4:15:39 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Joe 6-pack

And are we talking about Rick Santorum, the devout Catholic who didn’t get the Catholic vote in Michigan, who Time Mag named “one of the top 25 most influential evangelicals in America.”


23 posted on 03/03/2012 4:16:55 PM PST by Toespi
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To: VU4G10

Santo and Willard are pro Union...
WHich shows they leaning right of Obama but not very far right..
The Unions are half of whats wrong with America..

Therefore Santo and Willard are more than half of whats wrong with America..
Zero is 100% of whats wrong..

Republicans voting for Santo or Willard are stuck on stupid..
ONLY Newt has a plan to fix anything.. and being the whore that he is..
Even thats chancy..


24 posted on 03/03/2012 4:18:59 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: napscoordinator

“Why can’t he just bash Romney and Obama?”

I suppose you were okay with Rick bashing Newt when Mitt was the obvious target and the front runner at the time. Some of us questioned Ricks motives at the time. With his limited resources it did not seem like a smart move.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 4:19:21 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Toespi

Relying on Time Magazine for your political commentary these days? Are they still in print?


26 posted on 03/03/2012 4:21:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VU4G10

PA has 800,000 union members, about fifth nationally. HI and AK are also heavily unionized.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 4:22:11 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: Steelfish
I am in GA...which aides here are switching?

This is Newt Country!

28 posted on 03/03/2012 4:22:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Santorum voted for govt control of wages and he voted to raise the minimum wage. What does that tell you?


29 posted on 03/03/2012 4:23:14 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: Steelfish
Gingrich is splitting the conservative vote and Romney is shooting right through the breach.

Slight correction. Gingrich, Santorum and supporters of both Gingrich and Santorum are splitting the conservative vote ... If candidates should drop out based on polls then Santorum should have dropped out long ago. So as it turns out stubborn conservatives will be responsible for nominating a RINO.

30 posted on 03/03/2012 4:24:32 PM PST by plain talk
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To: throwback
Even if Newt could put Santorum in 3rd again, he’ll never beat Romney.

I think this is the correct scenario. Ultimately though, our little Republican primary voters are just unwilling to buck McPain, Dole, and GHWB. They need "assurance" that they are doing the right thing in backing Mittens.

31 posted on 03/03/2012 4:26:35 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich’s top aides in GA are switching over to Santorum.

Same old constant crap from you. This is a lie ... Gingrich carries double-digit lead into Georgia primary

32 posted on 03/03/2012 4:27:02 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Steelfish
Newt will win Georgia. Newt has more solid delegates than Santorum...so, it is RS that should drop out. This election is still very fluid and anything can happen.

I won't vote for RS or MR..it's Newt or noone

DELEGATE RACE AS IT STANDS NOW: Romney- 154, of those 36 are non-binding= 118 solid Santorum- 69, of those 52 are non-binding= 17 solid Gingrich- 33, of those 3 are non-binding= 30 solid Paul- 26, of those 18 are non-binding= 8 solid POPULAR VOTE TOTALS: Romney- 1,749,677 Gingrich- 978,229 Santorum- 932,508 Paul- 463,176 All information found at Real Clear Politics

33 posted on 03/03/2012 4:27:48 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: C. Edmund Wright

I’d suggest that the poster was drunk, but we both know it posts such idiocy 24/7.


34 posted on 03/03/2012 4:31:32 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Parley Baer

Oh well. Newt just got another 4th place finish. Man he is racking up those last places. I guess desperation is in his blood.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 4:33:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Servant of the Cross; All

Newt’s people in Tennesee are jumping ship and throwing their support to Rick Santorum : )

http://lastcar.blogspot.com/2012/03/tough-times-tough-decisions.html


36 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Christie at the beach

If he can’t take the heat Santorum should get out of the kitchen. His supporters too.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:08 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: katiedidit1

YEP, more solid delegates and more total voters. But shhh, don’t let that get around.....


38 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CainConservative

TN ... not GA. And one ‘people’.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 4:37:19 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Wait until Newt gets another 76 from Georgia on tuesday:) will the RS supporters still be yelling for Newt to drop out?


40 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:54 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: napscoordinator; All

Yeah, I’d like to thank Gingrich AGAIN for helping Santorum, Newt’s fellow conservative against the two libs, Willard and Crazy Ronnie.

Results for Washington Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)

Mar 03, 2012 (12% of precincts reporting)

Mitt Romney 1,272 30.9%
Ron Paul 1,116 27.1%

Rick Santorum 991 24.1%
Newt Gingrich 556 13.5% :>(

NEWTORUM MUST UNITE! Or Willard gets the nom, folks.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 4:42:59 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: katiedidit1; All

To receive all the delegates, I believe you need over 50% of the vote Tuesday.

Newt will likely get right around 40% — therefore the delegates will be split up with the other conservative, Rick and with Willard the Lib.

Isn’t that how it works in Georgia? Just asking...


42 posted on 03/03/2012 4:47:49 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Servant of the Cross

No, the link identifies MORE than one in TN. Nice try : )

As far as Georgia goes, Newt will win his home state with a whopping 40%. He’ll be VERY proud of that, I’m pretty sure.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 4:51:38 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Actually, Joe, your guy Rick is the one relying on Time Mag for HIS political commentary, not me. I’m just the messenger. Tricky Ricky seems to think Time is worthy because he is proudly using their name and quote in another one if his misleading campaign ads. Stepped in it didn’t you?

“Santorum......one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.”(Time Magazine)


44 posted on 03/03/2012 5:00:40 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Steelfish
Boohoo, it's all Newt's fault. It's never Santorum's fault, is it?


45 posted on 03/03/2012 5:08:05 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Toespi
Well then apparently Time (and you) see "evangelical" as some kind of smear, whereas Rick sees it as a badge of honor.

I guess that says a lot about your respective world views.

46 posted on 03/03/2012 5:10:27 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Joe, Joe, Joe. Let’s step back, you jumped all over a pro Newt post as you usually do. I posted an accurate quote used by Santorum in HIS campaign ad, then you questioned the authenticity of it and accused me of using Time as a source, when in fact, your candidate did. My only point was, that a devout catholic was unable to carry the catholic vote, yet he is named one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the country. You obviously have blinders on if you cant see something a lttle off with that. I said nothing negative about evangelicals.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:00 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Steelfish

Gingrich will be the spoiler who hands the nomination to Romney.


48 posted on 03/03/2012 5:55:58 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Toespi
"...you jumped all over a pro Newt post as you usually do."

You're so dishonest. I generally avoid Newt threads. I've been on two tonight, mostly to defend Rick, but apart from that, I defy you to tell me the last time I was, "all over a pro Newt thread."

Setting your lies aside, what's your point? Either Rick being named an evangelical is a good thing or a bad thing. Time uses the term as codespeak for a devout Christian.

Since you seem to think that's somehow a bad thing, I merely question where you're coming from.

49 posted on 03/03/2012 5:57:26 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Toespi

He didn’t get the rich Catholic vote in Michigan. Did you look at the exit polls? He didn’t get the CINOs who will vote for Obama anyway.

Go hawk your garbage on a Gingrich thread.


50 posted on 03/03/2012 5:58:26 PM PST by Houghton M.
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