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Gingrich to packed house: Wal-Mart must be empty
Fox ^ | 3-10-12 | Lyn

Posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by VinL

Edited 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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The following classless comment comes from Rick. If Newt weren't in the race, I wouldn't vote for Santorum.

"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 Gingrich’s 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 didn’t 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.”

1 posted on 03/10/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL
Newt doesn't have a tin ear or a silver tongue.

He listens and reads and looks for the truth and speaks the same.

Mitt is a wealthy political bumbler and Rick is a neophyte.

Go Newt!

He is our only hope!

2 posted on 03/10/2012 4:00:06 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: VinL

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...


4 posted on 03/10/2012 4:03:22 PM PST by varmintman
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To: TexasFreeper2009

:)


5 posted on 03/10/2012 4:04:00 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: VinL

Prediction: Newt takes Alabama by a double figure margin.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 4:04:03 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: VinL
There must be no one left at Wal-Mart this afternoon."

That's about as condescending as the line "why don't you go deep-fry something" from the movie Sweet Home Alabama

7 posted on 03/10/2012 4:04:44 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: VinL
If Newt is the nominee, the Presidential debates will be glorious.

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.

8 posted on 03/10/2012 4:05:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: lightman

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?

Cindie


9 posted on 03/10/2012 4:07:24 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: lightman
I'll drop what I'm doing and deep-fry anything that can't jump out of the batter. I BBQ instantly on request, too.
10 posted on 03/10/2012 4:07:24 PM PST by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: gardencatz

there no their

Cindie


11 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:15 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: lightman
That's about as condescending as the line

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.

12 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:15 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: VinL
“I would only sit on the couch with my wife. Period. No other women — particularly not Nancy Pelosi.”

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.

13 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:39 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: VinL

“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.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 4:10:42 PM PST by Toespi
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To: true believer forever

Hi, tbf, any updates from the trail? — very little news on the sites today.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 4:11:39 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Classless on the couch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154


16 posted on 03/10/2012 4:11:43 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: VinL
Sounds like Santorum has been reading "Campaigning 101", by barack obama...either that or "Rules for Radicals".

Santorum is the kid that would tell the teacher who talked while she was out of the room, whether she asked him to, or not.

What a dweeb.

NEWTS FUTURE, NEWTS FUTURE FOR AMERIA
17 posted on 03/10/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by FrankR
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To: Toespi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154

no implication necessary
stupid is as stupid does


18 posted on 03/10/2012 4:13:01 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: VinL
Gingrich can sooo get away with this in the South.

Nobody else.

19 posted on 03/10/2012 4:13:27 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Toespi
What is he implying, that Gingrich was hitting pelosi?

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.

20 posted on 03/10/2012 4:15:42 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: lightman

There must be nobody home having grits and hawg jowls.

egads!


21 posted on 03/10/2012 4:15:58 PM PST by dforest
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To: varmintman
"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..."

I agree.

But it's the voters that have to do it. And voters will do as they will.

22 posted on 03/10/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: lightman

“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


23 posted on 03/10/2012 4:17:29 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yeah, all us regular joes have 500 thousand dollar shopping sprees a Tiffanys. LOL


24 posted on 03/10/2012 4:17:40 PM PST by dforest
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To: silverleaf

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.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 4:18:18 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
"I'm really impressed. There must be no one left at Wal-Mart this afternoon."

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....

Just...doesn't...sound...good.

26 posted on 03/10/2012 4:21:30 PM PST by Miss Behave (All ways always.)
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To: dforest

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!

Cindie


27 posted on 03/10/2012 4:21:51 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: true believer forever; VinL
"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."

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.

28 posted on 03/10/2012 4:22:43 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: FrankR

Worse! He’s the kid who reminds the teacher that she forgot to assign homework!


29 posted on 03/10/2012 4:23:21 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: varmintman
Newt or Romney either one could win this thing

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.

30 posted on 03/10/2012 4:23:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: lightman

-——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


31 posted on 03/10/2012 4:23:57 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Miss Behave

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.

Cindie


32 posted on 03/10/2012 4:24:17 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: VinL
Vesty is such a pious fraud. He compromised his convictions to support Spector, Romney, vote for Sotomyer and Title 10. He talks the talk but sells out on a political whim.

Now the little church lady Sanctamonious wants to be the moral judge on Newt..he is not worthy enough to shine Newt's shoes

33 posted on 03/10/2012 4:25:12 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: lightman

In my town everyone goes to Wallmart. It’s like the Px on an Army post. See the Ltc’’s wife dressed in jeans and comparing fruit with the sergeant’s wife.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 4:26:22 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: varmintman

That is the truth.

Something about him just gives me the creeps.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 4:26:39 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: true believer forever

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.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 4:27:13 PM PST by Toespi
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To: lightman

I think you *stepped in it*, l. I’ve only been here a week and I’m already wearing hip-waders. LOL.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 4:27:13 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Mariner

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.


38 posted on 03/10/2012 4:28:37 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: gardencatz

I wasn’t talking about Walmart. LOL I just spent a hundred bucks there today.

??????????????????


39 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:18 PM PST by dforest
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To: VinL

If I’m not mistaken, Larry the Cable Guy uses that line at his appearances.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:32 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Toespi; All
"Actually, there are quite a few people out here, not in his target voters, that find him offensive in everything. PERIOD."

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.

41 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Popman
only liberals or Yankees

Plead guilty of being the latter, never the former.

42 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Miss Behave
I only shop at stores other than Walmart, if Walmart doesn't carry it. Groceries, clothes, everything. I didn't take any offense at newt's remark. I thought it was funny. Not condescending at all.
43 posted on 03/10/2012 4:31:28 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BubbaJunebug

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!


44 posted on 03/10/2012 4:31:50 PM PST by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: lightman

I took it as being funny and not condescending at all.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:34 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Popman

“only liberals or Yankees think all Wal-mart shoppers are dumb hicks”

==
As an avid Red Sox fan I couldn’t agree more. :-)


46 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:45 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Toespi

, 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.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:48 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

http://www.newt.org/news/video-senator-santorum-in-his-own-words/


48 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:11 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: lightman

I also read it as condescending.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: gardencatz
Why? Do you have something against Walmart? I shop their all the time

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.

50 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:38 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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