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Poll: Santorum poised for big win in Louisiana
Washington Times ^ | 3/23/12 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 03/23/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by NavVet

A new Rasmussen Reports polls gives GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum a double-digit lead going into the Louisiana primary on Saturday, putting the former Pennsylvania senator on solid footing to carry some additional bragging rights out of another Deep South nominating contest.

The survey shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney running second and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich running a distant third

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: la2012; newt; romney; santorum
Hey Newt, Bu Bye!
1 posted on 03/23/2012 8:40:00 AM PDT by NavVet
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To: NavVet

The cancer of Obama”care” now extends to choosing a “Public health expert for the World Bank Presidency.”
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The major problem with THE NINE SUPREMES is that they are chosen for political reasons by the POTUS, and then they vote as an un-accountable democracy, for a Nation that is NOT a Democracy, but a REPUBLIC.

As a result, THE NINE SUPREMES commonly vote 5 to 4 on most issues. Constitutionality is seldom a consideration, and their up-coming ruling on Obama”care” will prove my point.

Now is the time to stand and deliver to address our grievances to the dictates of the Left.

Oppose the dictates of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack!

Our ONLY chance to ABOLISH Obama”care” rests with THE NINE SUPREMES, because Romney will be defeated by Obama.

IMHO, if Romney is anointed as the RNC Nominee, THE main issue in the National Election, Obama”care,” will be taken off the campaign table. Hence, Romney will not only lose, but suffer another crushing, and sadly typical, RINO defeat.

To those who want poster ideas, here are a few ideas for demonstration posters:

Obama”care” was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.

Obama”care” was 2700 pages long, and is still being written, but not by Congress: witness the forced contraception coverage recently added by HHS Regulators.

Obama”care” has caused “The Catholic Spring.”

Obama”care” reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.

Obama”care” is designed to be a US Federal Government monopoly, with no competition.

Obama”care” also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.

Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.

Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything that the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

3 posted on 03/23/2012 8:42:49 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well that’ll screw with the media narrative a bit. LOL


4 posted on 03/23/2012 8:47:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NavVet; All

“Hey Newt, Bu Bye!”

Newt isn’t the enemy, ROMNEY IS THE ENEMY. This constant pitting of Rick against Newt (and visa versa) is counter-productive.

Bottom line is that Romney IS NOT electable. Too many folks like myself will stay home rather than vote for him.

Romney = Obama = No difference


5 posted on 03/23/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: cripplecreek

The poll was conducted two days ago, before the Senator made his remarks about Romney and Obama.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 8:56:21 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I really don’t care what people who repeat mediatard falsehoods have to say. Its kinda like taking advice from the maggots that live under cowpies.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sola Veritas
I agree with you. Especially today with all the FREEPERS saying we MUST get behind Romney because it is inevitable. Romney is the ENEMY!!! I could not have said it better myself.
8 posted on 03/23/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

The poll was conducted two days ago, before the Senator made his remarks about Romney and Obama.

That will make him even win bigger. Only idiots don’t know what he meant and we don’t want them in our party anyway. That is why they are democrats.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 9:14:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: cripplecreek

Was that even remotely necessary? Maybe stick to refutation of the other person’s point. Wouldn’t that be courteous?

Unless you can’t refute a simple statement like that...


10 posted on 03/23/2012 9:20:57 AM PDT by Slim Pickens
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To: napscoordinator

Look naps, I don’t necessarily disagree with you that the Senator most likely didn’t mean his statement the way it sounds. I’m saying that most of the electorate are “idiots”, as you call them. And all this press in the last day may make an impact in how they vote.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 9:22:38 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: napscoordinator

So you only want people with your obviously enormous mental capacity in your “party?”

Meaning those who engage in personal attacks rather than debating a point, right, Genius?


12 posted on 03/23/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by Slim Pickens
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To: napscoordinator

So you only want people with your obviously enormous mental capacity in your “party?”

Meaning those who engage in personal attacks rather than debating a point, right, Genius?


13 posted on 03/23/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by Slim Pickens
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To: napscoordinator
I'm surprised to see Newt polling at 19%. And with 11% undecided, in a closed proportional primary, don't count your chickens quite yet. This thing can go any direction. Many of Newt's votes may jump to Romney like they did in Illinois.

Santo will have to win by better than 30 points, if he is to get any kind of traction over Romney in the coming races.

I highly doubt that will happen. We will see tomorrow, who has the better perspective.

14 posted on 03/23/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: NavVet

I wish this was Newt, not Rick, but I’ll take Rick over Willard.

I’ll vote for Rick or Newt when they get to NJ and I’ll decide which when the time comes, and I’ll base my decision on how I think my vote will do the most good.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 9:41:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Slim Pickens

There is no debating Romney. He sucks. So if you are a Romney fan, LEAVE!


16 posted on 03/23/2012 9:52:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: NavVet

He may win Louisiana, but that will just about be it. Today’s Rasmussen Poll showed Romney with double digit lead in Wisconsin. After Santorum’s remarks about “you might as well vote for Obama” he may well have killed himself in his home state of PA. What an idiot!


17 posted on 03/23/2012 9:55:10 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Hopefully Newt can pull a strong 2nd or even 1st. I don’t care anymore as long as either Newt or Santorum get the nom. Romney getting 3rd would at least help a little.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: NavVet
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich running a distant third

Smartest politician ever -- and he was going to win with a Southern strategy ....

Someone forgot to tell most of the Southern states, apparently.
19 posted on 03/23/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

PPP polling contradicts this. If Gingrich withdraws, Santorum’s lead jumps to over 20 points with as much as 60% of Gingrich’s votes going to Santorum.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Here is what Santorum actually said:

"You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future,” Santorum told a crowd at USAA."

People say that here on FR all the time. The media, even FOX, and Romney have reported their biased idea of what Santorum said. Not what he actually said.

21 posted on 03/23/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by dforest
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To: All

Santorum latest Mis Speak, Gaff, Foot in Mouth, Actual position, Who knows. Listen then ask yourself does he look Presidential, Or sound Presidential.

I will say that he had to Correct, Rephrase, walk it back this morning.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/22/santorum-maybe-americas-better-off-with-obama-than-taking-a-risk-on-an-etch-a-sketch-candidate/


22 posted on 03/23/2012 10:48:15 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: dforest

Thats exactly what we have been posting.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: Sola Veritas
Newt isn’t the enemy, ROMNEY IS THE ENEMY. This constant pitting of Rick against Newt (and visa versa) is counter-productive.

Bottom line is that Romney IS NOT electable. Too many folks like myself will stay home rather than vote for him. Romney = Obama = No difference

Amen.

Amen.

Amen.

24 posted on 03/23/2012 10:58:55 AM PDT 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: Graybeard58

Even McCain, who endorsed Romney, said Romney is unelectable, per a thread this morning.
Ouch!


25 posted on 03/23/2012 11:24:48 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Let me clarify this for you....

The poll was conducted two days ago, before the media (MSM) purposely misinterpreted Santorum's spot on words...AND

...true conservative folks see through their shenanigans (because they're smarter than the media) and support Santorum even more!!!!!!

26 posted on 03/23/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Sola Veritas

Correction: Romney = Santorum = Obama No difference(s).

Mr. Newt is the most qualified leader we have seen in many years. I will not quit until he quits.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: Bobbisox; All; Jim Robinson

“Correction: Romney = Santorum = Obama No difference(s).”

“Mr. Newt is the most qualified leader we have seen in many years. I will not quit until he quits.”

Newt Gingrich is my FIRST choice as well. However, I would gladly take Santorum if Newt doens’t get it. Now...I am sick of perons that keep pitting Newt against Santorum and visa versa. IF you trully think that Santorum = Romney = Obama. THEN you are mentally defective and shouldn’t be voting anyway. IN NO WAY IS SANTORUM LIKE OBAMA ANYMORE THAN GINGRICH IS. Newt is the BEST choice, but Santorum is better than nothing and ROMNEY IS NOTHING. Romney and Obama are the same thing, just different parents and skin color.

By all means stick with Newt....but knock off the ridiculous comparisons of Santorum to Obama! Your are insane and a fool to boot. I don’t care IF this gets me zotted.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 4:51:03 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: cripplecreek

Did pointing out the truth that Newt once advocated for a federal government individual mandate, or that he sat on couch and shared a position with Nancy Pelosi on Global Warming make you mad? Or was it pointing out that Newt and ACORN endorsed the same ultra lib in NY-23.

All true, so I say again Newt Buh Bye!


29 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

You’re not supposed to put something in quotes unless it is exactly what the person said, and I suspect you know that it is not. But hey, keep running with Mr. etch a sketch’s talking points.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

You won’t catch me denying that stuff. There are a lot of things Gingrich is still doing that turn me away.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NavVet

http://www.newt.org/answers/#health-insurance-mandate

Mandate to Purchase health insurance

Newt opposes Governor Romney’s health insurance mandate, and Newt opposes President Obama’s health insurance mandate. Newt believes mandates to buy health insurance are wrong on principle, and in the case of the Obamacare health insurance mandate, unconstitutional as well.

With respect to President Obama’s health insurance mandate, Newt believes it is an unprecedented and unconstitutional expansion of federal power. If the federal government can coerce individuals—by threat of fines—to buy health insurance, there is no stopping the federal government from forcing Americans to buy any good or service. It is a serious and unconstitutional infringement of individual liberty.

With respect to Governor Romney’s mandate, we have observed that it doesn’t achieve its goal of providing low cost catastrophic coverage for the uninsured. The intractable problem we have learned from experience with health insurance mandates is this: once you have a mandate, the government has to specify exactly what coverage must be included in insurance for it to qualify. This introduces political considerations into determining these minimum standards, guaranteeing that nothing desired by the special interests will be left out.

In the 1990s, Newt and many other conservatives, such as the Heritage Foundation, proposed a mandate to purchase health insurance as the alternative to Hillarycare. However, the problems outlined above caused Newt to come to the principled conclusion that a mandate to purchase health insurance was unconstitutional, unworkable and counterproductive to lowering the cost of healthcare.

Today, Newt carries the banner in fighting for the repeal of Obamacare and advocates for a “patient power” replacement that will create a free market framework for healthcare, provide affordable, portable, and reliable healthcare coverage, and establish a healthcare safety net focused on those truly in need. This system moves us towards the goal of healthcare for all with no unconstitutional mandate of any kind.

http://www.newt.org/answers/#global-warming-cap-and-trade

Global Warming/Cap and Trade

Newt does not believe there is a settled scientific conclusion about whether industrial development has dramatically contributed to a warming of the atmosphere.

Newt absolutely opposes “cap and trade” as well as any system of taxing carbon emissions. He testified before Congress against it in 2009 and led a grassroots effort while the Chairman of American Solutions to block its passage in the House and Senate.

Newt believes that cap and trade would kill hundreds of thousands of American jobs, cause electricity and fuel prices to skyrocket, and make America poorer. In contrast, Gingrich believes the best way to protect the environment is through markets, incentives, and entrepreneurs, who quite often are deploying innovative new technologies.

As for the question of whether industrial development has dramatically contributed to a warming of the atmosphere, Newt has noted there is no settled scientific conclusion. Many scientists believe it is the case. Others do not. But this unsettled scientific question has nothing to do with the best approach to protecting our environment, which is always markets, incentives, and entrepreneurs creating better and more efficient products and services.

Q: So why did Newt do the ad with Nancy Pelosi in 2007 calling for action to address climate change?

Newt does not believe there is a settled scientific conclusion about whether industrial development has dramatically contributed to a warming of the atmosphere.

Through his entire career, Newt has supported pro-market, pro-entrepreneur, innovative solutions to our environmental challenges, which he believes are superior to the liberal pro-bureaucracy, pro-tax, pro-regulation approach to the environment.

Newt believes that conservatives cannot be absent from the conversation about the environment and instead that conservatives must offer and explain why conservative solutions are better. Unfortunately, the attempt to get that message out through the ad with Nancy Pelosi failed. On November 8, 2011, Newt told FOX News’ Bret Baier that doing that commercial with Pelosi was “probably the dumbest single thing I’ve ever done”.

Newt will continue to oppose the Democrats’ destructive cap-and-trade and carbon tax proposals, continue to support expanded domestic oil and gas drilling, and continue to fight for a fundamental replacement of the job-killing Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Solutions Agency.

http://www.newt.org/answers/#dede-scozzafava-endorsement

Dede Scozzafava Endorsement

Newt has admitted it was a mistake to back Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in the 2009 NY-23 special election.

Whether it was helping to build the Republican Party of Georgia back when Democrats controlled the entire state or leading the nationwide effort in 1994 to break 40 years of Democratic rule in the House, Newt has always tried to advance the cause of a truly conservative Republican party. This has always meant supporting the most conservative nominee possible as selected by Republican primary voters.

Therefore, Newt will almost always back the nominee of the Republican party and not back an independent candidate in a race against a Democratic candidate.

Newt still believes in this principle, however, he has admitted it was a mistake to back Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in the 2009 NY-23 special election. Although she was the Republican nominee, the problem was that Republican primary voters did not pick her, the local party leaders did, otherwise her liberal views would have prevented her from becoming the nominee. The Conservative Party candidate whom Scozzafava was running against, Doug Hoffman, recently remarked about Newt’s endorsement of his rival, “I would advise other conservative republicans: Don’t hold this against him.”


32 posted on 03/23/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Sola Veritas

“THEN you are mentally defective and shouldn’t be voting anyway.” And you, have not done your homework. Santorum was one of the biggest spenders during his years in the Senate. He voted for big labor projects, and liberal proposals as well. On FreeRepublic you can find a very good list of his “so called accomplishments” which I do not consider conservative. Just think about how the good ole boys in the Senate will lead him around by the nose, McCain, Graham, McConnell. We need a leader that is not intimidated by the big boys to clean up the mess in Washington as well as take out Obama.

Santorum or Romney would be better than Obama, but then you would still just be managing the decay in the Senate and House. Neither have the leadership qualities to get the job done. I’m sorry you have to resort to call your advisories mentally defective. I know many, many people who should not be voting, but I am very astute as to Santorum and Romney’s misdirection and slick ways. They will lie to obtain what they want and then turn around and do exactly what they lied about to achieve their goals.

They are both probably very fine men and good husbands, even gentle in the mannerisms. That they probably have over Mr. Newt. Mr. Newt’s personal problems happened a long time ago, and if people are using that as an excuse, they are simply misguided. However, we need a fighter this time around, with an intense knowledge of how the legislative process works, and are very aware of how the rules will work to their advantage, in order to take out Obama. As much as I would like to believe that Santorum or Romney could do the job, neither of them are capable of handling the bias media onslaught that will come their way. McCain and Dole were the same way. Bush had a little more grit, but turned out to be a big-spending republican with power hungry colleges.

I don’t believe you should be calling me names, but that rolls off my back. I am a gentle grandmother with a very good intellect. I know a slick politician when I see one, and I recognize insincerity in people. Mr. Newt is not perfect, however, I will take his imperfections over Santorum or Romney any day. He at least is man enough to admit when he has made a mistake. God will judge him in the end, because that is not our job. Who in their right mind would want to tackle the problems created by not only this president, but also by the problems created by a weak Senate, and an even weaker House. The conservatives voted in by the wave in 2010 in the House are making a good stand, but they are being rolled by the entrenched politicians in both parties. Grow up whoever you are, and present a solid argument for your candidate, which you have not.


33 posted on 03/23/2012 7:57:35 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: JediJones

Duhh! Like I didn’t know Newt had flip flopped on all those issues.

If he wasn’t for cap and trade, then he shouldn’t have essentially been promoting it and boosting the credibility of the left wing whacko global warming nutjobs by making a commercial with Pelosi.

He has no excuse for co-endorsing a candidate with ACORN when every conservative worth his or her salt was pointing out the fact that Newt’s candidate in NY23 was so far left that ACORN endorsed her over the Democrat in the race.

Yes, Newt was for the mandate before he was against it. But wait, mommy the Heritage foundation was for it too. Well, I wasn’t and anyone that has a passing understanding of the constitution shouldn’t have fallen for it either. I know Newt needs to be against it now, but how hard will he fight to repeal something that he was a fan of a few years ago.

All this is moot point, since Newt is done anyway.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 8:02:49 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet; All

Poll: Santorum poised for big win in Louisiana
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May I remind you that Rick had the lead in the polls in four (4) States and blew them and RINO-Rom won? They are Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and one other; can’t remember it right now. Rick has a way of pulling defeat from the jaws of victory. How does he do it? He engages his mouth before his brain. He lets his mouth write a check his ass can’t cover.


35 posted on 03/24/2012 8:47:25 AM PDT by no dems (Take it to Tampa: Palin / Ryan or Palin / Rubio or Ryan/Rubio in 2012)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I made some Louisiana Newt calls as I also did in Tennessee and Mississippi. What was surprising and different was that a significant portion of voters (female) said they would decide at the polls!


36 posted on 03/24/2012 9:06:21 AM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: Sola Veritas

Obama is the No. 1 enemy.

You are No. 2 if you stick by your statement here.


37 posted on 03/24/2012 9:15:04 AM PDT by altura
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To: no dems
Santorum? Win BIG?

I hardly think that only 20 delegates that are available in this particular caucus is what I would call BIG. You are correct to point out how pathetic a candidate he has been and is. It's no wonder that he only polled under 2% for 9 straight months.

38 posted on 03/24/2012 9:21:03 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: altura; All; Jim Robinson

“Obama is the No. 1 enemy.”

“You are No. 2 if you stick by your statement here.”

NO ROMENY IS THE ENEMY JUST AS OBAMA IS. Also, my friend YOU are the enemy IF you cannot grasp that as long as Conservative Republicans allow the “establishment” to force candidates on us that are not acceptable (AKA Romney). We will never get back the Party of Reagan. Sometimes it requires putting up with some pain (four more years of Obamantion) to strive for a higher cause...a REAL conservative as POTUS. However, until the “establishment” is slapped into line....this cannot happen.


39 posted on 03/24/2012 11:40:55 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

Thanks for posting Jim on your post.

Classy.

I stand by my statement to you.


40 posted on 03/24/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by altura
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To: Bobbisox; Jim Robinson

“I don’t believe you should be calling me names, but that rolls off my back. I am a gentle grandmother with a very good intellect. I know a slick politician when I see one, and I recognize insincerity in people. Mr. Newt is not perfect, however, I will take his imperfections over Santorum or Romney any day. He at least is man enough to admit when he has made a mistake.”

Ma’am, I don’t question your being “gentle”, however your judgement and analysis equating Santorum with Romney shows your “intellect” is defective. I’m not young myself...I have lived nearly 6 decades and been down many roads.

Like I told you before, Newt is my primary choice. However, even though Santorum is not as intellectual as Newt, he is indeed a sincere social conservative...has been for years. My “beef” with you is that you stupidly equate Santorum with Romney. Romney is evil and phoney and NO BETTER THAN OBAMA. Sanotorum, while not as good as Newt, is still a good choice to replace Obama.

IF, or other here, continue to equate Santorum with evil Romney & Obama....you WILL get a nasty fight from me. I will not be a gentlemen over such foolishness and idiocy.

And I don’t care IF it gets me banned from the forum. I have been a Newt supporter, and still prefer him. However, I think Santorum is just fine IF I cannot get Newt. His “gaffes” just show me he is sincere and not phoney.

However, ROMNEY = OBAMA. One may as well not vote.


41 posted on 03/24/2012 11:57:35 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: altura; Jim Robinson

“I stand by my statement to you.”

And I stand by my statement to you. Those that will settle for Romney as an acceptable alternative to Obama are fools, and destructive of Ronald Reagan conservatism. They are ENEMIES of conservatism.

By the way. I cc Mr. Robinson because I am using rhetoric that is strong have may be inappropriate for this forum. So, I am “tattling” on myself not you.

I’m sick to my soul of Gingrich bashers and Santorum bashers. The ONLY persons that need be bashed are Romney and Obama. They are enemies of conservatism. The moment Romney gets the nomination....he will be so leftest one will not be able to distinguish him from Obama except by his skin color. That is why I REFUSE TO SUPPORT ROMNEY EVER. Those that do, IMO, are terrible sellouts.


42 posted on 03/24/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Bobbisox

“Santorum was one of the biggest spenders during his years in the Senate. He voted for big labor projects, and liberal proposals as well. On FreeRepublic you can find a very good list of his “so called accomplishments””

This is just further proof you are not very bright. You stupidly assume stuff posted here is factual or not really spun to suit a point of view. I have seen the same type trash posted about Newt.

You CANNOT trust “facts” that are posted by extreme detractors of a candidate. Be it Newt or Rick.

Both candidates have flaws and pluses. I think Newt’s greatest asset is his intellect and that he is balanced in his conservatism. Sanorum’s is his SOLID social conservatism.


43 posted on 03/24/2012 12:18:20 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Bobbisox; All

On reflection, I do owe you an apology for the insulting language. That is no way to treat a “lady” and I do apologize.


44 posted on 03/24/2012 12:32:20 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Santorum spoke to a CONSERVATIVE Conference in Harrisburg PA today and later won the straw poll handily. 600+ attendees.
Newt addressed group later and would no doubt be a formidable nominee too. Support for Romney not there AT ALL.


45 posted on 03/24/2012 1:03:42 PM PDT by codder too
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To: Sola Veritas
Thank you, and I accept your apology. I too probably owe you an apology for my directness. I so strongly want Mr. Newt to be our nominee, that I get angry with those that do not see him for what he is, a true leader that can repeat the successes he had while speaker, and bring some sanity to this incredible situation our country has found herself in. The true sign of a man is one that can admit his mistakes, learn from them and become wiser. I feel Mr. Newt is deserving of respect for admitting his mistakes and the wisdom to put his entire life out in the public for scrutiny. How many of us would be willing to do the same thing? I believe he is unselfishly laying his reputation and dignity on the line for WE THE PEOPLE. Maybe that sounds a little corny doesn't it? What has happened to our society?

I think we all get passionate about our candidates from time to time. For the last year and a half we have all been told Romney is the only one who can beat Obama, so much so that those who follow the headlines are backing him out of a sense of foolishness. We here at FreeRepublic feel differently. I also think we all want the same thing, to take back the White House from a president who has set out to destroy our country. Obama is our true opponent. When the time comes to back our nominee, we will remember our first and foremost goal.

I only hope that that nominee is Mr. Newt. He is, however, the one that takes the fight directly to Obama and the bias media, and is the only one that Obama argues with through that media. I hope he does well in Louisiana despite what the media wants us to believe.

46 posted on 03/24/2012 2:17:41 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: Sola Veritas

You’ve shown yourself to lack all reason so why am I posting to you?

Apparently, I lack all reason as well.

I hope Romney is not the nominee but I will certainly vote for him.

While you’re Waiting for Mr. Goodbar and worshipping your own pureness, another term for Obama would ...

You know Rush’s theme song? My City is Gone?

Well, you’ll look up and see My Country is gone.

By the time Obama makes appointments without congress, appoints two more liberal judges, destroys our economy and makes us so weak both literally and in the eyes of our enemies that they do not fear attacking us ... all your virtue will be for nought.

But we’ve kicked this around long enough so let’s declare victory and move on.


47 posted on 03/24/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by altura
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To: Sola Veritas

On reflection, I do owe you an apology for the insulting language.
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Wow! You da man Sola Veritas; you da man!


48 posted on 03/24/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by no dems (Take it to Tampa: Palin / Ryan or Palin / Rubio or Ryan/Rubio in 2012)
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To: altura

“By the time Obama makes appointments without congress, appoints two more liberal judges, destroys our economy and makes us so weak both literally and in the eyes of our enemies that they do not fear attacking us ... all your virtue will be for nought.”

I trully fear four more years of an Obama administration. However, I honestly don’t see that one run by Romney would be any better. I don’t trust who he would pick for judgeships (he will go for easy confirms). He will cave to the Dems in congress every time....just like he did as a governor. He cannot help the economy...not really. He won’t do nada to stop our slide into Sodom. Plus, he will convince many that Mormonisn is a legit form of Christianity. No, he isn’t any better.

In fact, after the disaster a Romney administration would be occurred, it would set back ever getting a conservative Republican in office.

Bottom line for me is that my conscience won’t let me support Romney. I’m not waiting for “Mr. Goodbar” as you put it. Both Gingrich and Santorum have serious flaws and are far from “perfect.” However, I would be happy with eithre of them....although I think that in a general election that Newt would eviscerate Obama in debates and be more effective. Santorum is a social conservative like I am primarily. However, I’m not sure the country is socially conservative enough to elect him....however against Obama...one never really knows. I have been surprised how well he has done in Southern States. Whatever, at least he somewhat represents me. Newt, I believe, is a balanced conservative (social, defense, fiscal) where Rick is mostly social & defense. However, I think he, Rick, would swing towards fiscal conservatism to be elected and stay in office.

Romney will sway which ever way the wind blows. He won’t be an effective POTUS anymore than Obama. Also, he will set back conservatism if he is elected. Ergo, I will take my chances by leaving the ballot blank or voting for a third party conservative (if there is one). Principle and message is what matters to me now. Also, focussing on Senate and House seats.


49 posted on 03/24/2012 6:55:04 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: napscoordinator

My God, your brilliance is dazzling! So much for intellectual discussion...those with whom we disagree should shut up!! I’m on your side, ignorance RULES!!!!


50 posted on 03/25/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT by Slim Pickens
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