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Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race
MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2012 | Alex Moe

Posted on 03/15/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT by Steelfish

Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race By NBC's Alex Moe

PALATINE, Ill. – Hours after finishing a disappointing second place in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich marched his campaign onward, vowing he is “staying in the race.”

Campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday, Gingrich made little mention of the two contests he had hoped to win in the South. He instead focused his speeches on the big ideas that drive his campaign, explaining that many people just don’t understand what needs to be done to help change the country.

“The thing I find most disheartening about this campaign is the difficulty of talking about positive ideas on a large scale because the news media can’t cover it and candidly, my opponents can’t comprehend it,” Gingrich told the five hundred plus person crowd at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. “The result is you can’t have a serious conversation. It doesn’t fit. It doesn’t count. It is as though it doesn’t occur.”

Gingrich, who brought up Alzheimer’s research for the first time in weeks, admitted he wants to be “the candidate of science and technology.”

“We are at the edge of such extraordinary opportunities and it is so hard to get this party to understand it,” said Gingrich, speaking in a more frustrated tone than usual. “Our political system is so methodically and deliberately stupid.”

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bitternewt; boohoohoo; hate4newt; newt4teaparty; newthaters; stupidparty; teaparty; teaparty4newt; teapartynewt; toast; visionarynewt

1 posted on 03/15/2012 11:07:14 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
STUPID!
2 posted on 03/15/2012 11:13:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Steelfish

Grasping at straws because he’s losing. Time to retire.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 11:17:54 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

Romney?


4 posted on 03/15/2012 11:18:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
STUPID!

Who is stupid, exactly, Berlin?

5 posted on 03/15/2012 11:20:58 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: KJC1

Repo Men (Wall St. bankers and D.C. ruling class, “more than a few of them belong in prison.”)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826109/posts

Romney moneymen


6 posted on 03/15/2012 11:23:58 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race

And Mitt Romney tries to high 5 him.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 11:31:48 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid

No arguing with that.
8 posted on 03/15/2012 11:39:23 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: KJC1

Iowa, Virgina, Libertarian Ron Paul, crossover democrats.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And Virginia.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 11:44:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Steelfish

Newt is calling a spade a spade. That is very rare in today’s political environment.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 11:48:43 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Steelfish
Stupid?


12 posted on 03/15/2012 11:50:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

Romney will get BBQ’ed by the Obamaoid..
Santo will get fricaseed... when the brain wash of women starts..

ONLY Newt can disembowel Zerodamus..
Newt can get him laughed off the stage..

Probable is most women are already brain washed..
American women are for the most part quite stupid..
They buy his bull Squirt like teenaged hormones..


13 posted on 03/15/2012 11:50:24 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Paladin2

D’ohhh.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 11:51:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Krazy, like a faux-xx


15 posted on 03/15/2012 11:53:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

Word that Newtie!!!!

Please, stay in and give us a chance to bleed Romney dry before the convention.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 11:55:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish

I agree. Look what it’s sticking us with and has stuck us with. But, I think I’d blame the media more. They want either Santorum or Romney, so they’re not going to cover Newt’s plans.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 11:56:35 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

I hate stoopit underdog stories but, Newt has consistently bested others before.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 11:57:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: hosepipe

Barry will make clear that there is no reason for Romney’s candidacy as they agree on every issue.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 12:00:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: hosepipe
“American women are for the most part quite stupid.”

That is a pretty “broad” statement. Pun intended.

I really don't think that women are any dumber than the bulk of the voting population. Lot's of people, both men and women, are duped by political bull do-do.

Very few really do their homework.

20 posted on 03/16/2012 12:12:39 AM PDT by berdie
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To: ReneeLynn; abercrombie_guy_38; Vendome

Newt didn’t say this when he won SC or GA. Did he?


21 posted on 03/16/2012 12:17:34 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Paladin2; All
"Stupid?"


22 posted on 03/16/2012 12:21:01 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steelfish

Well, Newt, if it’s stupid, why are you participating in it?

If it’s stupid, surely a man of intelligence would be able to win.

This comes across as petulant, arrogant and from the ivory tower. It ain’t gonna help him.


23 posted on 03/16/2012 12:41:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Truthfully, when any of our candidates are behind or lose, they all come across a petulant. I have heard the same from all.

Don’t you agree?


24 posted on 03/16/2012 12:51:45 AM PDT by berdie
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To: musicman

Newt keeps Santorum and Romney ‘honest’ by staying in this race since I think Rick is a Pied Piper to lead conservative voters into Romney’s arms after he’s whipped up their emotions in a losing primary campaign.

A lot of the races ahead like Texas are strictly proportional and Newt will get his share and hopefully Romney will get a small enough share to fall short at the convention.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 1:24:05 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: chris37
To Quote the Great Forest Gump:
Stupid is as Stupid does.
Want Stupid NOOT?
Take a look at Post 12. Now that's stupid. . . Real stupid. . . .
26 posted on 03/16/2012 1:29:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I am the Only Daddy that will walk the line. . . . . . .)
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To: Paladin2
Stupid is as stupid does!
27 posted on 03/16/2012 4:05:32 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Steelfish

Stupid is a good word to describe the structure of this GOP presidential nominating year-at least a year, seems like a decade. Couldn’t have been any more ridiculously insulting and embarrassing if Barack Obama himself had designed it. Anyone know WHO did by the way?


28 posted on 03/16/2012 4:09:34 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Michael Steele is claiming that he designed it. He is now appearing on msnbc. LOL


29 posted on 03/16/2012 4:17:49 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I thought of him after I wrote it. Figures.


30 posted on 03/16/2012 4:19:20 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

It was a really great way to help Obama.


31 posted on 03/16/2012 4:23:10 AM PDT by dforest
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To: berdie

You know, I honestly don’t know. The best way I can think to answer your question is to say that I’m not particularly impressed with any of our candidates, even those who have already dropped out, even though it is apparent that they are all better men/ women than Obama.

It doesn’t seem to me that America is producing actual conservative patriots much anymore. If she is, they aren’t running for high office.

What Newt said though is essentially calling voters stupid, and no doubt, a large number of them are, and a damn good portion of our population is in fact stupid.

However, one running for president doesn’t say this. To do so is in and of itself stupid. A presidential candidate needs more tact than this. For all of Newt’s intelligence, which he certainly does have, he fails as a salesman.

If one is attempting to sell a product to a potential customer and the customer does not seem to want it, seems difficult to perseude, one does not close the deal by calling the potential customer stupid, even if the customer is stupid. If I had to guess, I’d say the saleman just burned a huge number of bridges.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 7:37:57 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steelfish; ReneeLynn; abercrombie_guy_38

I’m going to try remember and put together a demonstration of how the media went out of their way to suppress Newt’s platform and message while marginalizing his candidacy and history.

I’ll get back to you all in a day or two.


33 posted on 03/16/2012 8:40:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: berdie

[ That is a pretty “broad” statement. Pun intended. ]

OK.. Let go at this again...

1) Most democrats are women...
2) Most of Obamas voters are women...

Note: they are not black, hispanic or jewish they are just generally WOMEN... As a kicker most of Willard Romney voters are women.. American women are not too smart..


34 posted on 03/16/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Vendome

[ Barry will make clear that there is no reason for Romney’s candidacy as they agree on every issue. ]

Well not every issue.. Romney doesnt want America to re-nig in 2012..


35 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:51 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe; Admin Moderator

WTF!?

What backwoods atavistic culture did you come crawling from?


36 posted on 03/16/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

It shouldn’t take that long. What does the general public know about Newt’s platform? I see Santorum and Romney every time they talk about the election on ‘the news’, never Newt. Anyway, we’ll see how cocky everyone is when it comes down to Obama debating Santorum or Romney. That’s disaster waiting to happen.


37 posted on 03/16/2012 10:34:35 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Vendome

[ What backwoods atavistic culture did you come crawling from? ]

Its all over you tube.. and the internet..
I didnt invent it.. saying the “N” word is wholly juvenile.. by the brain washed...
Although its(nword) become so bazaar it is a legal issue..


38 posted on 03/16/2012 12:15:25 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Steelfish

the longer Newt stays in, the more money Bishop Willard “Silky” Romney has to spend fighting him. Wooot, Newt!!


39 posted on 03/16/2012 5:15:12 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: hosepipe

Looking at the dem party I see many, many men. Looking at the “love fest” that was The Won’s campaign events...I saw many, many men. Since I try to never paint any group of people with a broad brush..I’ll just say that there are many individuals that aren’t too smart.

I certainly appreciate your patience in trying to enlighten me and stand in deep awe of your obviously superior intellect. ;)


40 posted on 03/16/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: redhead

True.. I dont trust any of them.. really..
BUT if I have to choose I choose Newt..

He is the ONLY ONE that has a chance to survive the Obama onslaught in the summer and fall..
Zero will BBQ Willard.. fricasee Santo..
Maybe Zero will smoke Willard after the BBQ.. or during it..

The schuck and jive has already started..
At a debate Willard will get Rope-A-Doped..

All the democrats AND Rinos are praying that Newt is pilloried.. and marginalized..
Which is kinda happening but not really.. Newt laughs it off..
The man has courage...

The TRUTH IS... No Newt... Zero wins..


41 posted on 03/16/2012 5:57:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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