Skip to comments.Gingrich to packed house: Wal-Mart must be empty
Posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by VinLEdited on 03/10/2012 4:01:19 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
There was an overflow crowd greeting Newt Gingrich when he arrived at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in the southeast corner of Alabama on Saturday.
Looking over the hundreds of people packed into the gallery area and spilling down the steps in the main lobby, Gingrich enthused, "What a crowd. I'm really impressed. There must be no one left at Wal-Mart this afternoon."
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"Santorum also took on Gingrich obliquely, reminding the crowd that he and his own wife, Karen, have been married 21 years and home-schooled their seven children. On Friday, he was less subtle in drawing an implicit contrast with Gingrichs history of marital infidelity, castigating him for sitting on a sofa next to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) in a TV ad calling for steps to address climate change.
I didnt sit on the couch with anybody, Santorum said. I would only sit on the couch with my wife. Period. No other women particularly not Nancy Pelosi.
He listens and reads and looks for the truth and speaks the same.
Mitt is a wealthy political bumbler and Rick is a neophyte.
He is our only hope!
Newt or Romney either one could win this thing, I don’t see how Santorum could. We need to get Santorum out of this race, like yesterday...
Prediction: Newt takes Alabama by a double figure margin.
That's about as condescending as the line "why don't you go deep-fry something" from the movie Sweet Home Alabama
So glorious that I would bet dollars to doughnut holes that Ubama won't participate.
If Myth or Rick is the nominee, the debates are going to be a disaster that I will not bother watching.
Why? Do you have something against Walmart? I shop their all the time? Maybe you think you’re too good to shop there so you think it’s a slur?
there no their
Why? The first thing I thought upon reading about it was "Newt knows that his appeal is to the regular Joes in this country."
And it's true. Newt is not the candidate of either the country-club RINOs nor the self-righteous moralists with pretensions to betterness.
I don't know why Santorum even bothers with these kinds of remarks anymore, he has pretty much sewn up the pharisee-holier-than-thou-whited-wall vote. What a sanctimonious prig. Ugh.
“I would only sit on the couch with my wife. Period. No other women particularly not Nancy Pelosi.
This is just about as dirty as a campaign tactic can get. What is he implying, that Gingrich was hitting pelosi? How stupid and childish “ I would only sit on a couch with my wife. Period.”. Is anyone sick of this arrogant, phony, baiting little attorney/politician/xsenator? VinL, I’m with you, he is damn lucky Gingrich is in the race or he WOULD be home sitting on the couch with his wife. PERIOD.
Hi, tbf, any updates from the trail? — very little news on the sites today.
Classless on the couch
no implication necessary
stupid is as stupid does
No, he's saying straight out that he is the only one fit for the office of president because of his stellar character, sinless past, faithfulness to his wife, conservative principles, high morals, never jaywalking, always saying please and thankyou, never burping in public, only farting when he can't hold in anymore, telling the truth every single time he opens his mouth, __________ fitb (fill in the blank). What an absolute piece of human crud.
There must be nobody home having grits and hawg jowls.
But it's the voters that have to do it. And voters will do as they will.
“That’s about as condescending as the line “why don’t you go deep-fry something” from the movie Sweet Home Alabama”
Guess you’ve never been to Dothan..........my guess it’s a line from Newt that got a lot of applause
Yeah, all us regular joes have 500 thousand dollar shopping sprees a Tiffanys. LOL
If he wants to raise the issue of global warming through Pelosi, that’s fair.
Using Pelosi on the couch as an innuendo to obliquely reference Newt’s past marital problems is classless.
I don't see how this remark is going to help him. Given that he was wearing a BASS shirt and had gotten the fishing props, he would have been better served if he had said something like "Wow, the lakes must all be empty today."
Instead, he was "impressed" that the 'pervasive' Walmart shopping "activity" was temporarily put on the back burner.
And I don't think Calista shops there....
Wow never thought I’d hear such arrogance on FR. I expect this kind of disdain from DU but not here. I shop at Walmart all the time. I appreciate having a place I can shop with lower prices on those items I’d have to pay more for at another store. Why should I pay $129 for the same Mr. Coffee coffeemaker I can get at Walmart for $79. Leaves me money for grits...which I also love!
Everytime he spouts off some silly sh!t like this it remind me of the kid we used to pants in the main hall of the middle school.
It just makes you want to slap him like a girl.
Of course effeminate men can't spot this and don't understand what we're talking about.
Worse! He’s the kid who reminds the teacher that she forgot to assign homework!
If, God forbid, Romney is the nominee, he will not win the general and not just because he won't get my vote. Look around here at F.R. and see how many say they'll never vote for Romney. Some because he's mormon, some because he's a lying back stabbing liberal and some, like me for both reasons.
It isn't just F.R. denizens either, I talk to lots of people, ordinarily republican voters, who say they will never vote for Romney.
-——That’s about as condescending as the line....-——
Me thinks you are projecting....only liberals or Yankees think all Wal-mart shoppers are dumb hicks
Why...sheesh all this snobbery from FR. Some of you are acting like shopping at Walmart is a bad thing. Many families go shopping on Saturday. Instead they chose to go listen to Newt speak.
Now the little church lady Sanctamonious wants to be the moral judge on Newt..he is not worthy enough to shine Newt's shoes
In my town everyone goes to Wallmart. Its like the Px on an Army post. See the Ltc’s wife dressed in jeans and comparing fruit with the sergeants wife.
That is the truth.
Something about him just gives me the creeps.
I’m tired of hearing about his home schooled kids also. He must think this gives him an edge and it might with the voters he is performing for now, but in the general, forget it. There are quite a few people out here who are going to find it offensive. Actually, there are quite a few people out here, not in his target voters, that find him offensive in everything. PERIOD.
I think you *stepped in it*, l. I’ve only been here a week and I’m already wearing hip-waders. LOL.
It’s worse than that. This guy is purportedly a personal friend, he knows Calista and Newt.
Obama, Romney, no one— would stoop this low.
I wasn’t talking about Walmart. LOL I just spent a hundred bucks there today.
If I’m not mistaken, Larry the Cable Guy uses that line at his appearances.
I contend there is a larger anti-Santorum contingent in the GOP than there is an anti-anybody-else contingent. Maybe only Paul gets close.
No doubt Rick Santorum takes the prize.
Plead guilty of being the latter, never the former.
I live in Dothan and attended the Newt rally tonight, I didn’t see ONE person insulted about the Wal-Mart joke. Newt was great, touched on all the issued and was very well received!
I took it as being funny and not condescending at all.
“only liberals or Yankees think all Wal-mart shoppers are dumb hicks”
As an avid Red Sox fan I couldn’t agree more. :-)
, he is damn lucky Gingrich is in the race or he WOULD be home sitting on the couch with his wife. PERIOD.
Rasm has him down 54-35 one on one with Romney.
I also read it as condescending.
So do I and literally millions of others. There are those here that are snobs or union sympathizers and some who think Wal-Mart is the only store in the country that sells Chinese goods. Every store within a hundred mile radius of me sells Chinese goods.
Others complain about Mexican dominated Wal-Marts, sorry for them but there are 6 Wal-Marts and 1 Sam's within a 10 mile radius of me, I have been in all of them and they are all clean and I have rarely seen a Mexican in one of them. I suppose it depends on what part of the country you're in.
If one lives in California or anywhere near the Mexican border, yep, you're gonna see a lot of Mexican domination.
Disclaimer - My wife works in Wal-Mart management and makes a 6 figure salary and all those figures are to the left of the decimal point.