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  • Gingrich addresses hot topics during N. Idaho visit

    02/24/2012 11:12:05 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies · 2+ views
    KTVB ^ | February 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM | Honora Swanson
    COEUR D’ALENE— GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich followed the campaign trail to the Inland Northwest Thursday to address voters. Voters are just one week away from picking who they want as a Republican presidential candidate. Gingrich talked about hot topics in front of hundreds of people in North Idaho. He focused on gas prices, national security, and the differences between Democrats and Republicans. He said the main goal is for the GOP party to beat President Barack Obama in the next election. Gingrich is scheduled to head to Western Washington Friday to meet with supporters in Olympia.
  • Obama vs. GOP Candidates: Tax Plan Comparison

    02/24/2012 10:57:07 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-22 | Ryan Ellis
    Mitt Romney this week released “version 2.0” of his tax plan. It and those of his GOP primary competitors stands in contrast to the tax plan offered by President Barack Obama in his FY 2013 budget. In this budget, he announced that he is for tripling the tax rate on dividends, raising the tax rate at which the majority of small employer profits face taxation, hiking the capital gains rate, bringing the death tax to nearly half of an estate’s value, and raising taxes to hurt energy consumers. The list of tax hikes in the Obama budget is frankly staggering....
  • Political panel: Gingrich re-energized [Video clip]

    02/24/2012 10:58:23 AM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    msnbc ^ | February 24, 2012
    MSNBC contributor Robert Traynham, former Deputy White House Communications Director Jen Psaki and Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer join Chuck Todd to discuss Newt Gingrich’s latest punchy rhetoric. Traynham believes Gingrich’s new attitude is a sign that he realizes he will not be the GOP’s nominee. [See news video at link]
  • Gingrich Pledges $2.50 Gas, Obama: 'It's Easy to Make Phony Promises'

    02/24/2012 8:24:24 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Obama sought to deflect growing Republican attacks over rising prices at the pump, blaming recent increases on a mix of factors beyond his control, including tensions with Iran, hot demand from China, India and other emerging economies, and Wall Street speculators taking advantage of the uncertainty. President Barack Obama hit back on Thursday at election-year Republican criticism of his energy policies, offering a staunch defense of his attempts to wean Americans off foreign oil and saying there is no "silver bullet" for high gasoline prices. U.S. gasoline prices have jumped nearly 9 cents in the past week to an average...
  • Newt Gingrich rips President Obama’s apology to Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai over Koran burnings

    02/24/2012 5:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 24, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    ..... "There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama's attention in a negative way and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the President of the United States period," the ex-House Speaker said while stumping in Washington state. The torching of the Islamic holy books has triggered deadly protests this week. Two U.S. troops were among those killed in retaliation for the burnings. Obama issued the formal apology in a letter, after charred copies of the Koran were found in a garbage pit on a U.S. air base...
  • Gingrich Poised for ANOTHER Comeback?

    02/24/2012 5:12:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Focus on issues has Newt returning to form in the role of Republican elder statesman... As Rush Limbaugh observed a couple days ago, don't be too surprised if you now witness a third comeback for Newt- and that was before Santorum tanked in Phoenix. The underlying logic? There hadn't been a GOP debate in a month... and he suspected Gingrich would be hitting his stride once they resumed. And ole Rush might have been on to something: the Former House Speaker really delivered on Tuesday night in Mesa AZ, bringing most of the night's best lines while drawing a lot of fresh...
  • Romney’s “hollow and dispiriting” win last night ("Newt will be the last not-Romney standing")

    02/23/2012 11:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 23, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    I posted last night and again this morning that Rick Santorum had a terrible debate. But it’s fair also to point out that many of the shots Romney scored on Santorum were cheap shots, as pointed out by George Neumayr at The American Spectator (h/t reader OccamsrazorX): "Romney, at his most hypocritical, labored hard to present himself as more socially conservative than Santorum, noting that Rick had voted for Planned Parenthood funding. Astonishingly, Santorum missed his chance at a return upper cut. Why didn’t he mention that Romney once gave money to Planned Parenthood from his own pocket? Why didn’t...
  • Calculated Media Manipulation of Arizona Debate = Faux Victory for Romney

    02/23/2012 9:06:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies
    As I explained in my video - in Mesa Arizona the Mormon audience began by booing Santorum as soon as he MENTIONED Romneycare. I have news for these Romney followers - they are not going to be the studio audience in the general election when Obama thanks Romney for providing the - blueprint. Also, notice that in his retort, Romney himself calls his albatross "Romneycare", laugh out loud. As I also pointed out, take out all of the boo tracks, laugh tracks and applause tracks provided by this Romney fan club - and you have an ENTIRELY different debate. The...
  • TRENDING: Gingrich first to hit Obama for Afghanistan apology; suggests troop pullout (NEWT VIDEO)

    02/23/2012 8:13:04 PM PST · by VinL · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-23-12 | Unknown
    video at link
  • Mississippi Governor Pushes Arizona-Style Immigration Law for State

    02/23/2012 5:54:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona "To me, this seems so simple. So very, very clear and so that's why I am supporting this law." - Governor Phil Bryant (R-MS)Mississippi joins the growing number of states fed up with the Federal failure to enforce immigration laws - and is doing something about it. Last week, State Rep. Becky Currie (R) introduced House Bill 488 (PDF) - the Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2012 - a sweeping piece of legislation which would incorporate the best of previous state bills to come before it. The bill would allow law enforcement...
  • Gingrich first to hit Obama for Afghanistan apology

    02/23/2012 3:15:06 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 197 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | 2/23/12 | Kevin Liptak
    Newt Gingrich emerged Thursday as the first Republican White House hopeful to criticize President Barack Obama for apologizing after Muslim holy books containing extremist language were burned by NATO soldiers. Gingrich told a crowd in Spokane, Washington, "President Obama surrendered twice today and I think that deserves to be brought to the country's attention." **snip** He continued, "The president apologized for the burning, but I haven't seen the president demand that the government of Afghanistan apologize for the killing of two young Americans." Gingrich said Obama was ignoring the treat of radical Muslims intent on harming Americans. "There seems to...
  • White House Defends Apology To Afghanistan; Criticism from Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin

    02/23/2012 3:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 23, 2012 | Mary Bruce
    The White House today defended President Obama’s decision to apologize for the recent incident of Koran burning at a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan, saying it was “wholly appropriate” given the “understandable sensitivities” to the issue. “The error was inadvertent,” Obama wrote in a letter to his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, according to Karzai’s office. “I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.” Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, however, said it was “an outrage” for the president to issue an apology on the same day two U.S. troops were...
  • Gingrich: Obama apology for Quran burning in Afghanistan an ‘outrage’ in light of deaths

    02/23/2012 3:09:31 PM PST · by VinL · 35 replies
    WashPo ^ | 12-23-12 | AP
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expressing outrage over a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base. Gingrich lashed out Thursday at the Obama administration for the formal apology. Copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit on a U.S. air field. President Barack Obama’s apology was announced Thursday morning. A few hours later, news organizations reported that an Afghan soldier had killed two U.S. troops and wounded others in retaliation for the Quran burning. Campaigning in Washington state, Gingrich says Afghan President Hamid Karzi owes the U.S. an apology...
  • Newt Gingrich Live and a Debate Review #EERS (Heads-up to Newt fans)

    02/23/2012 3:02:49 PM PST · by VinL · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Redstate ^ | 2-23-12 | Erikson
    Speaker Newt Gingrich will join me live tonight on the Erick Erickson Show at 6:34 p.m. It just so happens that Super Tuesday is coming up, Georgia is one of the states up for grabs, and I happen to be host of the most listened to talk radio show in the evening on the largest talk radio station in the nation, which happens to be located in Atlanta. You can listen live by going right here to the WSB live stream and you can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. I’ll be taking question suggestions for the Speaker on my twitter account...
  • Gingrich pledges energy independence for America

    02/23/2012 1:48:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 01:06 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2012 | SHANNON DININNY
    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, speaking at an eastern Washington campaign stop Thursday, pledged to open federal lands and offshore areas to oil drilling in an attempt to make the United States energy independent. Several hundred people turned out to hear Gingrich speak in Kennewick, one of south-central Washington's Tri-Cities that are home to the nation's most contaminated nuclear site and thousands of jobs in agriculture. As he has in recent days, Gingrich focused most of his speech on rising gas prices and energy development. He said that, if elected, he would immediately approve a proposed...
  • Newt Gingrich back on his game

    02/23/2012 7:15:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/2012 | GINGER GIBSON
    Newt Gingrich didn’t have a game-changing moment in Wednesday night’s Arizona debate. But the former House speaker’s newest approach to the Republican presidential race — staying above the fray, avoiding attacks and focusing on the issues — proved to be a winner for him anyway. “Newt’s last two outings were disjointed and low-energy,” said Rick Wilson, a GOP strategist who is unaligned in the presidential race. “Tonight was markedly better.” But Gingrich had more ground to make up than the other candidates in Wednesday’s debate. More than his GOP rivals, Gingrich has used his debate performances — often marked by...
  • Gingrich plans campaign stops in Georgia, including Gainesville

    02/23/2012 12:53:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    AccessNorthGa ^ | Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 2:47pm
    ATLANTA (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is planning several campaign appearances in Georgia as candidates prepare for the upcoming Super Tuesday primary in the state on March 6. Gingrich's campaign announced the two-day bus tour in Georgia would include stops in Dalton, Rome and Carrollton on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Gingrich is scheduled to visit the State Capitol in Atlanta and appear at events in Covington and Gainesville.
  • Arizona debate: Newt Gingrich – Part one

    02/23/2012 12:47:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 23, 2012 | Catherine Brigden
    The mainstream media enjoys analyzing how the candidates performed but rarely replays the meat of an answer given by a candidate. The substance of what Newt Gingrich said in reply to the questions asked by CNNs John King will help Oklahoma voters make their decision of who to vote for in the March 6th Presidential Primary. The first question asked was regarding the candidates’ plan to bring down the national debt. Gingrich’s response was to create jobs and spur economic growth. He also suggested that the Federal government open federal land and offshore areas to energy production. He also mentioned...
  • Gingrich files to appear on Arkansas primary ballot

    02/23/2012 12:09:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    kait8 ^ | Feb 23, 2012 12:46 PM MST Updated: Feb 23, 2012 12:46 PM MST
    LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The campaign for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has filed paperwork to appear on Arkansas' ballot for the Republican presidential primary. Saline County Circuit Clerk and former state Republican Party Chairman Dennis Milligan filed the paperwork Thursday for Gingrich to appear on the May 22 primary ballot. GOP presidential hopefuls must pay a $25,000 filing fee
  • Newt Gingrich Highlights From CNN Debate In Arizona

    02/23/2012 11:41:48 AM PST · by VinL · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2-23-12 | unknown
    If you support Newt, and you didn’t get to watch the debate last night, this video is for you.
  • Rush takes dig at Drudge over Santorum ‘Satan headline’

    02/22/2012 11:03:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/22/12 | The Right Scoop
    In the aftermath of Drudge’s shameful headline story yesterday, Rush decided to take a dig at Drudge using his new headline about $6 gas prices:
  • GOP candidates debated plenty, decided little

    02/23/2012 10:17:10 AM PST · by landsbaum · 5 replies
    The 20th Republican presidential debate concluded Wednesday night with Mitt Romney, whom no one thinks is a real conservative, making a pretty good case that Rick Santorum isn’t much of a conservative either, if you consider what he does and not what he says. The seemingly endless debate cycle already pretty much had demolished Newt Gingrich’s like-ability quotient irrespective of how conservative he may or may not really be, and relegated Ron Paul to the also-ran category, despite his most authentic conservative credentials. . .
  • Georgia Primary: Gingrich 33%, Santorum 28%, Romney 20%, Paul 9% (Rasmussen)

    02/23/2012 9:42:03 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 38 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/23/12 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Republican Primary race in his home state of Georgia. A new telephone survey of Likely Georgia Republican Primary Voters shows Gingrich with 33% support, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum at 28%. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney runs third with 20% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with nine percent (9%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • In Michigan, Voters Question Romney’s Conservative Credentials (social issues, not just economy)

    02/23/2012 4:42:36 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/21/2012 | Michael Barbaro
    SHELBY, Mich. — Mitt Romney wants to talk about the economy — badly. It’s his longed-for comfort zone. It’s his standard stump speech. It’s the issue that has consumed his campaign. The Republicans voters at a town hall here? Not so much. During a campaign event on Tuesday, they bombarded Mr. Romney with questions about how he would protect religious liberty against government intrusion; about the depth of his commitment to fighting to abortion; about whether he would appoint strict constructionist judges to the Supreme Court; and about what kind of vice presidential nominee he would name. It was a...
  • Newt Gingrich Republican Debate Highlights Feb. 22, 2012

    02/23/2012 4:21:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | CNN Debate
    Newt Gingrich Republican Debate Highlights Feb. 22, 2012
  • Gingrich ramps up attacks on President Obama

    02/22/2012 2:37:24 AM PST · by Marguerite · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | February 22, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich on his main opponent, president's energy policies, interview with Hannity Video:
  • Romney’s $55 Million Negative Attack Machine Now Targets Santorum

    02/22/2012 10:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 22, 2012 | Jim Meyers
    Mitt Romney and his supporters are spending more than $4 million in the battle for next Tuesday’s must-win Michigan primary, funding a barrage of negative attack TV ads aimed at Republican presidential rival Rick Santorum. But the spending spree is nothing new for the Romney campaign, which spent $18.8 million in January, while a pro-Romney super PAC dished out nearly $14 million in Florida, 20 times the amount spent by any other group — mostly for attack ads against Newt Gingrich. Overall, the Romney campaign has spent more than $55 million as of early February, with negative advertising accounting for...
  • Gingrich is back to calm collected and effective in CNN debate

    02/22/2012 10:29:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 22, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska
    Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich looked calm and relaxed throughout the CNN-televised Arizona Republican Presidential Debate Wednesday night, and - as promised, he didn’t level any attacks at his fellow GOP candidates. In the post – debate commentary, the former House Speaker was mentioned as the most likely winner of the debate. It probably helped that the only criticism Gingrich voiced was against President Barack Obama and the “elite media,” Republicans’ two favorite targets. While the other three candidates went after one another, the Speaker stayed above the fray, often chuckling at the jabs the others exchanged. Gingrich himself stayed on...
  • GOP debate: Newt Rekindles the Flame

    02/22/2012 9:34:49 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 36 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/23/12 | Dana Loesch
    Newt Gingrich won tonight’s debate, which he needed to do, but not because he out-maneuvered his opponents. Santorum and Romney were simply too focused on each other, with Paul tag-teaming alongside Romney (ambition makes strange bedfellows). All of this gave Gingrich cover and also gave him the opportunity to be the only candidate that directly and repeatedly went after Barack Obama. He looked like a statesman. His answer on infanticide and shifting the focus from GOP and birth control to Obama and his campaign against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was the rhetorical feat of the night.
  • Trent Franks: Mitt attacks could trigger third-party candidacy

    02/22/2012 9:58:16 PM PST · by VinL · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-23-12
    Arizona Rep. Trent Franks warned after the GOP debate Wednesday that Mitt Romney's "carpet-bombing" attacks on his opponents could lead to a breakaway third-party candidacy in the general election. Franks, a conservative congressman who supports Newt Gingrich, told POLITICO that his "greatest fear" is that Romney's tactics have the potential to sunder the party in a lasting way. "My greatest fear is it seems that Mr. Romney has set his path to the nomination based on carpet-bombing his opponents to oblivion with false negative advertising. That does not bode well for us for a couple reasons," Franks said. "First, that’s...
  • Arizona GOP Debate: Santorum Slips, Newt Rallies, Romney Benefits

    02/22/2012 9:24:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Town Hall ^ | February 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Tonight marked the 20th, and possibly last, televised debate among Republican candidates for president of the 2012 cycle.  On the whole, it wasn't an especially inspiring or memorable event, but because it was the final opportunity for each candidate to distinguish himself in this sort of setting (at least before Super Tuesday), the stakes were high.  My analysis of how each contender performed:   Newt Gingrich won the debate, vindicating his team's "let Newt be Newt" strategy.  Gone was the angry, embittered former Speaker.  Sneering Newt was repealed and replaced by supportive, "cheerful" Newt -- eager to agree with his...
  • Rick Perry spends his first day as Gingrich surrogate, argues Newt is only true conservative

    02/22/2012 7:47:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Febuary 22, 2012
    Rick Perry spent his first day on the campaign trail as a Newt Gingrich surrogate, sticking closely to his talking points that Gingrich is the only true conservative left in the race. The Texas governor spoke on several national radio shows and on CNN’s John King USA before visiting the post-debate spin in Mesa, Ariz. Perry had a busy afternoon in the Valley of the Sun with live interviews with King, Michael Medved, Rusty Humpheries and Hugh Hewitt. Similar themes came through in all of his interviews, as he promoted Gingrich as the true conservative and took time to promote...
  • Did CNN ship in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - or is that just typical Arizona?

    02/22/2012 6:09:51 PM PST · by publius321 · 30 replies
    Scott Ryan
    This is utterly disgusting. I have been back and forth between Santorum and Gingrich the past year. I know we have factions here supporting both camps. One thing upon which I think we can all agree is that the audience in this CNN debate is grossly partial to Mitt Romney. I know there's a lot of Mormons there in AZ but I also know this state loves John McCain - even when given a conservative alternative like J.D. Hayworth - so what should we make of this?
  • Gingrich: "Utterly Stupid" To Say US Can't Control The Border (video)

    02/22/2012 5:59:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/22/12 | staff
    Newt Gingrich on the US' inability to secure the southern border.
  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by parksstp · 1,567 replies · 5+ views ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp
    LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)
  • Hannity Colmes Newt Gingrich Oppose This BailOut

    02/22/2012 3:05:58 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 25, 2008 | You Tube
  • Rick Perry pre-debate shot: Santorum's weak on states rights

    02/22/2012 3:02:42 PM PST · by red flanker · 47 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Wayne Slater
    Rick Perry took a shot at Rick Santorum prior to tonight's GOP debate, saying the former Pennsylvania senator is "weak on the 10th Amendment" and lacks the instinct to go after big spending in Washington. In an interview, Perry touted Newt Gingrich as the best Republican in the field to be the party's nominee for president. Perry said of Santorum, "He thinks that Washington needs to be making a substantial amount of those decisions" regarding spending and federal oversight of education, environment and health care decisions better left to the states. Perry appeared on conservative talker Michael Medved's radio show.The...
  • Newt will speak at AIPAC

    02/22/2012 3:09:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:08 PM | Josh Rogin
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may be slipping in the polls, but he will deliver a speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, a spokesman for AIPAC confirmed today. Gingrich's speech will be on the morning on March 5, one day after U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the conference and before the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will speak that evening. Obama and Netanyahu will meet in the Oval Office that day. Last December, Gingrich made news when he called the Israeli-Palestinian peace process "delusional" and called the Palestinians an "invented"...
  • Newt Gingrich: Big ideas for big debate tonight

    02/22/2012 12:29:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/22/12 11:15 AM EST | MJ LEE
    Newt Gingrich promised ahead of the Republican presidential debate in Arizona on Wednesday night that voters will witness the return of “big solutions” Gingrich and that he plans to leave the negativity backstage. “I think you’re going to see the person I’ve been in 15 out of 17 debates, which is focus on the big solutions, talk with the American people and try to stay out of the kind of negativity that unfortunately has characterized way too much of this race,” Gingrich said on Fox News when asked what kind of candidate people can expect to see at the Mesa,...
  • Gingrich taps Rick Perry on campaign trail in Arizona

    02/22/2012 12:16:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/12 01:50 PM ET | Alicia M. Cohn
    Rick Perry will campaign with Newt Gingrich and attend the GOP debate in Arizona on Wednesday, according to reports. It will be the Texas governor’s first public appearance with Gingrich since he dropped out of the GOP race and endorsed him last month. Perry dropped his presidential bid in mid-January, endorsing Gingrich just days before the South Carolina primary. Gingrich won the vote in the state, but has since fallen behind the other GOP candidates in the polls and has failed to win any other nominating contests. Perry’s appearance with Gingrich in Arizona is his first major campaign event for...
  • Beyond the soundbites: Gingrich releases 30-minute energy ad (30 Minute Ad at Link)

    02/22/2012 11:07:42 AM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1:35 pm on February 22, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    It’s as simple as simple can be — just a man, speaking against a blue background. But, in a cycle of 30-second ads, this one stands out for a different reason: It runs for 28 minutes and 59 seconds. It fits that it comes from Newt Gingrich, who has arguably been most stung by the work of skilled videographers at his rivals’ campaigns. While the Gingrich campaign has run its share of attack ads, too, those quick hits never seem to advance his cause in quite the way he’d like. He’s oscillated between a positive and negative approach to campaigning...
  • The Tea Party Needs Allies (leaders outside their class and kind)

    02/22/2012 3:32:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Tucker
    ......Deference to leaders who do not necessarily share your background or agree with you on everything is in the fiber of representative government. It is enshrined in the Constitution. In fact, there probably never would have been a Constitution if the Americans of 1787 hadn't been willing to defer to the "assembly of demigods" (as Jefferson described them) that convened in Philadelphia, closed the doors to the press, sealed the windows to eavesdroppers, and privately debated the future of the nation. ....What the Tea Party needs to do is look for allies. There are other people in the country who...
  • CBS's Rose to Gingrich: Are You 'Questioning the Patriotism' of Obama?

    02/21/2012 6:43:27 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 86 replies · 2+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2/21/2012 | Matthew Balan
    GINGRICH: The President of the United States is patriotic in a worldview that involves the writing of Saul Alinsky, and involves a radical reinterpretation. Clearly, his czars were unconstitutional; clearly, his recess appointments, when there was no recess, is unconstitutional; clearly, the use of the U.S. attorney in North Dakota to selectively prosecute oil companies over eight migratory birds is unconstitutional. Again and again, this is a president who routinely only obeys those laws he personally deems fit. I think that his attack on the Catholic Church is unconstitutional. It's a violation of the First Amendment. Now, I think that's...
  • New Rasmussen poll shows Santorum leading Romney 38%-34% in Michigan primary race.

    02/21/2012 1:05:05 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Michigan Republican Primary is just a week away, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is holding on to a small lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 38% of the vote to Romney’s 34%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 10% support and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at nine percent (9%). Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. The margin between the top two candidates is little changed from last...
  • Polls: Romney, Santorum Again Running Dead Even With Obama as Primary Race Tightens

    02/21/2012 8:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 21, 2012 | Guy Benson
    We've already stumbled through the electoral fantasyland inhabited by mainstream media figures and certain GOP elites alike, so let's return to reality, shall we?  This week's polling data is fascinating on several fronts.  Let's begin with the GOP nominating contest -- you know, the one with actual declared candidates vying for votes.  Sen. Rick Santorum holds a ten-point national lead over Gov. Mitt Romney among Republican voters:    In the Feb. 15-19 Gallup Daily tracking rolling average, Santorum is ahead of Romney by 36% to 26%, with Newt Gingrich at 13% and Ron Paul at 11%. This marks Santorum's largest...
  • Poll: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum Nearly Even In Georgia

    02/21/2012 7:26:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 95 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Larry Peterson
    Poll: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum Nearly Even In Georgia February 21, 2012 By Larry Peterson A new poll pegs Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum as nearly even in Georgia as its March 6 Republican primary approaches. Gingrich’s double-digit lead has dried up in less than three weeks, and experts say his White House hopes likely are over if he can’t carry his home state. In a Monday InsiderAdvantage Georgia poll of 711 likely primary voters, Gingrich, a former long-time Georgia congressman and House speaker, had 26 percent. Former Massachusetts governor Romney had 24 percent and former...
  • Two New Gingrich Ads From Winning Our Future

    02/21/2012 8:41:01 PM PST · by VinL · 22 replies
    TheMonorityrReport ^ | 2-21-12 | Winningiourfuture
    Citing his record, standing up to Bill Clinton, stopped Hillary Care, cut spending and turned the debt into a surplus, the ad shows Newt Gingrich is the only candidate that has a record of being a proven conservative.
  • Newt Gingrich addresses the NRA in a way that No Other presidential candidate has before in 24 yrs.

    02/21/2012 7:52:28 PM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    Yiutube ^ | unknown
    Visionary...historian and constitutionalist Newt Gingrich speaks to the NRA, and provides a comprehensive exegesis on the 2nd Amendment. 26 minute video- in Newtonian style- Video at link. (my text)
  • Sheldon Adelson: All Israel, All the Time

    02/21/2012 5:05:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Swampland at Time ^ | 2-21-12 | Joe Klein
    I recently made a private vow not to use the term “Israel Firster” again, for two reasons: it’s derogatory (and it was, initially, my vituperative response to being called “anti-Israel” by assorted neoconservative blowhards) and it’s inaccurate–most of those who are, I believe, unduly aggressive about Israel’s national security believe that the national security of Israel and the U.S. are identical. But how does one describe Sheldon Adelson, who says–tongue slightly in cheek, it seems–that he could spend $100 million to support Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign…and who also is known to have only one public policy issue on his agenda:...

    02/21/2012 8:03:43 AM PST · by bramps · 16 replies
    FORBES ^ | 2/21/2012 | Steve Bertoni
    This story is part of a larger profile appearing in the March 12th, 2012 issue of FORBES magazine. Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s...