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  • Chameleon: The long-buried liberal history of Newt Gingrich

    03/02/2011 10:01:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 3, 2011 | Ed Kilgore
    After many feints in this direction dating back to 1996, Newt Gingrich seems to be finally preparing a run for president. Generally, he is not being taken as seriously as potential candidates like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee—or even D.C. insider heartthrobs such as Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, and Chris Christie. I agree with this assessment of Gingrich’s potential, to an extent; he’s the opposite of a fresh new face, and the guy’s baggage rivals Charlie Sheen’s. Yet having carefully watched Gingrich up close since he was a Rockefeller Republican in the 1970s, I also know that he...
  • Newt's one-man RLC show

    06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as “message discipline,” Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night. It was classic Newt – slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion. The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57183.html#ixzz1PVO4yauY
  • Die is cast - Gingrich

    04/28/2011 12:18:51 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 40 replies
    Friends and Fiends in DC | MB26
    Am in DC tonight with some very well-placed strong Conservatives. Pardon any typos. We did some serious discussing with liquid fuel tonight. They are overjoyed. If reports about Huckabee being out are true, and although not confirmed, seem to be, that removes 2 of the 3 strong Conservative Southerners for 2012. With Barbour and Huckabee out, that leaves the vital South to Gingrich. Gingrich has the winning mesage for 2012; "We have all suffered under 4 years of far-left liberal glitz. I may not be as cute as Mr. Obama, I may not read the teleprompter as well as Mr....
  • Barnicle: Newt 'A Delusional Loser'

    05/12/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle has greeted Newt Gingrich's announcement of his presidential candidacy with a sneer, calling the former Speaker of the House "a delusional loser." The former Kennedy-clan retainer and Boston Globe columnist seasoned his attack with some snobbery, disparaging Gingrich's educational background. Barnicle spewed his bile on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Newt Tacks Left, Slams Ryan’s Medicare Plan

    05/15/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 125 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | 16 MAY 2011 | ANDREW STILES
    Newt Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” today could leave some wondering which party’s nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryan’s (and by extension, nearly every House Republican’s) plan to reform Medicare, calling it “radical.” “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,” he said when asked about Ryan’s plan to transition to a “premium support” model for Medicare. “I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.” As far as an...
  • Gingrich: Ryan budget plan ‘right-wing social engineering’ (Sunday talk shows)

    05/15/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Post's 44 ^ | May 15, 2011 | Emi Kolawole and Rachel Weiner
    Discussion on the Sunday talk shows centered on the budget and the looming debt ceiling, with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on CNN’s State of the Union and House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) on CBS’s Face the Nation. Domestic energy production and the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East also were addressed. Meet the Press (NBC) Gingrich: Paul Ryan' s plan is "right-wing social engineering," goes too far Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) explained that he felt compelled to run for president because "to not seek to help the country to fix the problems we have would...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘Any Ad Which Quotes What I Said On Sunday Is A Falsehood’ (On Ryan's Plan)

    05/18/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Media ITE ^ | 05/18/2011 | Colby Hall
    How is your week going? Most likely its going much better than GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Why? Just days after officially announcing his candidacy, respected political pundit Charles Krauthammer said of Gingrich’s candidacy “It’s done, it’s over.” Last night during an appearance on On the Record Newt continued to walk back his Sunday critique of Paul Ryan’s health care plan, in a stark manner. To say that Gingrich is in crisis mode is not necessarily hyperbole. The former House Speaker and GOP thought leader has been toying with running for president for what seems like years now, and coming...
  • Gingrich donors dropping like flies

    05/19/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday May 19, 2011
    Another Republican operative said he had spoken with an old friend of Gingrich's in the South who had been planning a fundraiser for the campaign. There were 18 co-chairs for the event until Gingrich's appearance on "Meet the Press" Sunday, where he labeled Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed budget "radical" and "right-wing social engineering." "He said like 13 of them dropped off within 24 hours of 'Meet the Press,'"
  • Gingrich Will Star In Democrats' Anti-Ryan Medicare Attacks

    05/19/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    By the time they're done with him, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will look like a leading Democratic spokesman as the party moves quickly to harness his attacks on Republican plans to change Medicare. According to party sources, they plan to use Gingrich's assault on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan in a bid to knock down every Republican who voted for it. "By calling Paul Ryan's budget 'radical' and 'right-wing social engineering,' Newt merely echoed criticisms millions of Americans across the political spectrum have voiced at house Republicans' budget for weeks now," says Ryan Rudominer, a Democratic consultant...
  • Newt Gingrich’s meltdown on the launch pad (WaPo Columnist says Newt persecuted for "truth")

    05/20/2011 10:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/20/2011 | Eugene Robinson
    “I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have publicly said those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.” A grateful nation thanks you, Newt Gingrich. The presidential campaign is just starting, and already you’ve given us a passage that will live in infamy — forever — in the annals of American political speech. Your delightful quotation shall be filed under “fiascos” and flagged with a cross-reference to “utter nonsense.” I can’t...
  • IBOPE Zogby: Newt Crashes to Near Zero

    05/24/2011 11:44:44 AM PDT · by CainMutiny · 63 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/24/11 | staff
    Support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has virtually evaporated, dropping to just 3 percent among likely Republican primary voters, a new IBOPE Zogby poll reveals. That’s down from 7 percent in a May 6-9 poll, meaning Gingrich has lost more than half his support in the new poll conducted May 20-23. Asked to choose from among 13 possible GOP presidential candidates in 2012, poll respondents chose eight Republicans ahead of Gingrich, including several who, unlike Newt, have not announced their candidacy: Herman Cain (19 percent), Chris Christie (16 percent), Mitt Romney (11 percent), Ron Paul (9 percent),...
  • Tom Coburn to Gingrich: If you can’t offer a Medicare plan better than Ryan’s, keep your mouth shut

    05/19/2011 7:19:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    I want to call this a palate cleanser, but it’s so acidic — especially his memory of the sign in Newt’s office on the Hill — that it’s more likely to burn your tongue. Can’t use it as evidence of the upswell in conservative anger towards Newt after his MTP appearance either, I’m afraid: Coburn is a Gingrich critic of loooongstanding, which makes this less of a standard “what happened to Newt?” lament than a bitter “I told you so.” To follow up on an earlier analogy, it’s as if Coburn jumped into the ring, pushed Drago aside, and started...
  • Gallup: Newt takes a nosedive among Republicans

    06/01/2011 1:44:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    According to Gallup’s latest positive-intensity survey among Republicans and independents, Newt Gingrich … doesn’t have much. Calculated from the difference between strongly positive and strongly negative responses, Gingrich fell to his lowest level of the spring at 6 points, down from a peak of 19. Gingrich now trails almost the entire GOP field in this measure: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Positive Intensity Score dropped to 6 in the two weeks spanning May 16-29, down from 11 for May 9-22. Gingrich’s current Positive Intensity Score is his lowest to date, off from a score as high as 19...
  • The Lucrative Business Of Running For President (Newt flameout continues)

    06/15/2011 5:57:58 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 15, 2011 | BRIAN ROSS, MATTHEW MOSK and ANGELA M. HILL
    ... This week Gingrich also released his 24th book, with many of his upcoming campaign stops doubling as marketing events for his book and movies, raising more questions about the true intentions of the campaign. "If he's being driven by book sales, and movie openings and things like that, that doesn't fit into a traditional campaign," said Reed. Also raising questions from independent watchdog groups is the operation of a charity Gingrich founded, called Renewing American Leadership. Its website contained ads for Gingrich's books -- taken down after ABC News asked about them -- and posted his positions on political...
  • APNewsBreak: Gingrich campaign finance team quits

    06/21/2011 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TomServo · 150 replies
    AP ^ | 6/21/11 | SHANNON McCAFFREY
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  • What Does Newt Gingrich Know?

    07/03/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT · by Minn · 30 replies
    NY Times Magzine ^ | June 29, 2011 | ANDREW FERGUSON
    Let’s consult the literature — all 21 books by the self-proclaimed ideas man of politics. (Gingrich cites 23 books on his Web site. We are not counting the Contract With America or the coffee-table book “Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny.”) When his top campaign staff abandoned him not long ago, Newt Gingrich didn’t seem terribly surprised. “Philosophically, I am very different from normal politicians,” he said. “We have big ideas.” The “we,” as Gingrich uses it here, is akin to the royal we — it’s what might be called the professorial we, employed when the intellectual and the ideas he...
  • Newt Gingrich's fundraising: As bad as advertised

    07/15/2011 7:31:03 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7-15-11 | Melanie Mason
    Newt Gingrich raised about $2.1 million for his presidential campaign this quarter and spent nearly $1.8 million, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. He ended the period with slightly more than $300,000 cash on hand. Among the disbursements: $8,400 to Gingrich Productions, a Washington, D.C.-based company that lists Callista Gingrich, the candidate's wife, as president. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said the campaign paid Gingrich Productions for use of the domain name Newt.org. The Federal Election Commission requires that campaigns apply fair market value to such transactions.
  • AP: Gingrich campaign over $1M in debt (dang, that bling is expensive)

    07/16/2011 7:21:02 PM PDT · by ak267 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | ak267
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is more than $1 million in debt, according to his campaign disclosure provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
  • Gingrich regrets 2008 climate ad with Pelosi (I bet he does)

    07/26/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change. Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was "misconstrued," and for that reason, he wouldn't do it again. "I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment," Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. "Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again." That commercial...
  • Gingrich's 2012 campaign in tatters as his entire high command resigns

    06/09/2011 3:27:07 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/9/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Newt Gingrich's presidential dreams are in tatters this afternoon after his entire high command resigned in a mass exodus today. The Republican hopeful's campaign manager, senior strategists and key aides in early delegate-selection states all walked out this afternoon, but refused to say why - other than a 'difference in direction'. Rick Tyler, Gingrich's spokesman, said he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists were among those who had resigned. 'When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path, they've got to part ways,' Mr Tyler told the Washington Post this afternoon.
  • Gingrich vows to stay in GOP presidential race

    06/09/2011 1:21:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says he's staying in the race for the Republican presidential nomination despite an unprecedented mass staff exodus. In a posting to his Facebook page, the former House speaker says he will run the "substantive, solutions-oriented campaign" that he set out to run earlier this spring.
  • As Ex-Aides Speak Out, Gingrich Continues Bid

    06/11/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 06/11/11 | Trip Gabriel
    Newt Gingrich vowed on Friday to campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on his own terms, saying he would do “whatever it takes” to remain in the race despite the exodus a day earlier of nearly his entire senior staff. “There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.” Even as some prominent Republicans, including Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, questioned his viability, Mr. Gingrich made plans to deliver a foreign policy speech in Los...
  • Santorum: Ryan Right on Medicare; Gingrich: GOP Should ‘Slow Down’

    06/13/2011 10:43:36 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R.-Pa.) drew a sharp distinction between himself and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) in the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire Monday night when he firmly endorsed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R.-Wis.) Medicare reform plan immediately after Gingrich reiterated his reservations about the plan. After Gingrich said Republicans should “slow down” on Medicare reform and that there were “certain things” he would do differently than Ryan in reforming Medicare, debate moderator John King of CNN asked Santorum if Republicans should slow down. Santorum said, “No.” “We have a $1.4 trillion deficit and...
  • Gingrich demands apology from NBC for report on wife

    06/17/2011 6:07:11 AM PDT · by chickadee · 63 replies
    The Ticket ^ | 6-17-2011 | Holly Bailey
    Newt Gingrich is demanding an apology from NBC News after it aired a report citing complaints from unnamed former advisers blaming his wife, Callista, for many of the problems that led to his campaign's staff shake-up last week. "I believe NBC owes Callista an apology, because the fact is my campaign is my campaign," Gingrich said in an interview with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren. "Yes, we make decisions as a couple, but in the end, I take full responsibility. And I think the program this morning was totally irresponsible, and personally reprehensible, and the kind of thing that makes...
  • Gingrich 2012 and Gingrich, Inc.

    06/21/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 17 replies
    Swampland/Time ^ | 6-21-2011 | Michael Crowley
    More bad news for Newt’s Gingrich’s foundering presidential campaign: His top two fundraisers have quit, bringing the count of deserters from his 2012 operation to a whopping 18, according to the AP. His fundraising is reportedly so anemic that the candidate has been reduced to giving up his corporate jets for commercial flights. (Hopefully they don’t seat him too far back.) Newt’s campaign so far looks like a pretty obvious fiasco. But only if you assume that victory was Newt’s exclusive goal. It’s also entirely possible that Gingrich–who has long demonstrated himself as a shrewd businessman and self-promoter–doesn’t mind lacking...
  • Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Palin to Mock Obama as ‘Community Organizer’

    06/23/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Al B. · 156 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 23, 2011 | R.S. McCain
    Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, made a "strategic blunder" by making a joke of Barack Obama's work as a community organizer, Newt Gingrich says in a new book about the radical ACORN group. It was "not helpful" for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing in their speeches at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Gingrich tells investigative reporter Matthew Vadum in his new book, Subversion Inc. The GOP's mockery "trivialized Obama and Obama is not a trivial person," Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Vadum featured in the book: