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  • Gingrich 2012: Polls Suggest Nevada Could be Jackpot for Newt

    01/23/2012 4:56:49 PM PST · by TBBT · 38 replies ^ | 1/23/2012 | IBTIMES STAFF REPORTER
    Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign is showing signs that the former House speaker may pull off a win in the Feb. 4 Nevada GOP caucus, as preliminary polls and news reports show him surging in the Silver State. Gingrich's candidacy was declared dead repeatedly over the last several months, but with his trouncing of assumed frontrunner Mitt Romney Saturday in the South Carolina GOP primary, news outlets and early polling suggest he may be able to sieze another key win in Nevada, the "first in the West" of this year's caucuses. Las Vegas-based political TV reporter Jon Ralston tweeted the following...
  • Insider Advantage Poll - Florida (Newt 34, Mitt 25)

    01/22/2012 8:24:17 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 257 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/22/12 | staff
    Gingrich 34.4 Romney 25.6
  • Gingrich Gets Big Bump in Recent Florida Primary Poll

    01/22/2012 6:47:05 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 169 replies ^ | 1/22/1 | staff
    In the most recent poll, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got the big bump he needed from his victory in South Carlina and moved from his 19% to first place with 29%. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney picked up 2% of the undecided and came in second with 25%. Former Senator Rick Santorum ticked up a point finishing in third with 15%. Ron Paul, who intends to bypass the Florida Primary still polled at 7%. With the “Undecided” still at 23%, the fact remains anyone can still win in the winner-take-all Florida Primary.
  • Romney the DC outsider praising the liberal DC inside establishment for imposing socialism

    01/22/2012 5:30:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies · 1+ views
    With clip and excerpts from: | 1/22/12
    Romney today on Fox News Sunday claimed to be a Washington outsider and would if elected to the presidency bring change to Washington's insider ways. Well, guess his working with Senator Kennedy to impose socialist healthcare on his Massachusetts constituents was just an exception to his Reaganesque conservatism and dedication to liberty: And link to article: ‘Ideal TEA Party candidate’ Romney praises Ted Kennedy Newt sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi. Mitt collaborated with, then praised, Ted Kennedy in putting Romneycare. I’m pretty certain that actions are infinitely more important to TEA Party activists than empty gestures....
  • Schmidt: GOP Establishment Will Have A Meltdown If Newt Wins Florida

    01/21/2012 8:01:49 PM PST · by VinL · 213 replies
    Schmidt: "Not only are we not moving toward a coalescing of support with the establishment of Newt Gingrich, we're probably moving toward a declaration of war on Newt Gingrich by the Republican establishment. And if Newt Gingrich is able to win the Florida primary, you will see a panic and a meltdown of the Republican establishment that is beyond my ability to articulate in the English language. People will go crazy," And you will have this five week period until the Super Tuesday states that will be just as unpredictable, tumultuous as any period in modern American politics. It will...
  • Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans

    01/21/2012 7:58:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 21, 2012 | Van Hipp
    Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans By Van Hipp January 21, 2012 Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina State co-chairman John Napier knew the “Gingrich surge” was real last Sunday afternoon. Napier, a former U.S. Congressman and retired Federal Judge, pulled into the parking lot of the Land’s End Restaurant in Georgetown, S.C. for a Gingrich event expected to draw 25-30 people. Instead, over 350 people showed up before others had to be turned away. Napier said, “There were people there we hadn’t seen since Reagan ran.” Napier should now. He was swept into Congress from a rural...
  • Congratulations, Newt!! The Gingrich Revolution begins!! [FReepathon thread XIII]

    01/21/2012 7:14:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 769 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Congratulations, Newt!! The Gingrich Revolution begins here and begins now!! Thank you very much, South Carolina!! Thank you very much, Rick Perry!! And now it's on to Florida!! Free Republic is all in for Newt and the rebellion is on!! I'm understanding from his debates and his website that Newt wants to totally dismantle the Marxist/socialist welfare state, fire the czars, repeal ObamaCare, repeal Dodd-Frank, repeal Sarbanes Oxley, privatize social security and medicare, return all federal socialist welfare programs to the states and the people to be controlled locally or shuttered, audit and neuter the Fed, fire Bernanke, fire the...
  • Tea Party bides its time in Republican race

    01/21/2012 4:40:12 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies ^ | Jan 21, 2008 | By Anna Fifield, Financial Times
    Greenville (South Carolina): The hungry customers at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville will not be satisfied with what rightwing critics call the liberal, Obama-like ways of Mitt Romney, frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the presidential race. "Romney is not a conservative. Romney is just about as moderate as Ted Kennedy," said Jerry Smith, a 64-year-old retiree who ate a breakfast of pancakes and bacon this week at Tommy's, a local Republican stronghold that has been visited by every candidate except Mr Romney. Mr Smith plans to vote for Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, calling...
  • Newt: Sarah Palin Will Play Major Role In My Administration (VIDEO)

    01/19/2012 1:02:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 49 replies
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  • Tea party activists coalescing behind Newt in South Carolina

    01/18/2012 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Have the tea partiers found their man to challenge President Obama? The leader of South Carolina’s chapter of the Tea Party Patriots says they have — and it’s Newt Gingrich. In an interview on Wednesday with The Daily Caller, Joe Dugan, who is also the chairman of the local Myrtle Beach Tea Party, said he sees increasing signs that conservative activists in the Palmetto State are beginning to coalesce around the former Speaker of the House. “My sense is there is a growing coalition behind Newt Gingrich,” said Dugan, who organized a state tea party convention last...
  • CNN/Time Poll: Race for South Carolina tightening

    01/18/2012 1:38:33 PM PST · by TBBT · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | /1/18/2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - With three days to go until the first-in-the south primary, Mitt Romney remains in the lead in the Palmetto State, but according to a new poll, his advantage over Newt Gingrich is rapidly shrinking. A CNN/Time/ORC International poll indicates that 33% of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters say they are backing Romney, with 23% supporting Gingrich. The former Massachusetts governor's 10 point advantage over the former House speaker is down from a 19 point lead two weeks ago. According to the survey, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is at 16%, Rep. Ron Paul...
  • Conservatives Call on Rick Perry to Exit Race

    01/18/2012 1:22:00 PM PST · by TBBT · 102 replies ^ | 1/18/2012 | Arlette Saenz
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Several prominent conservatives have called for Rick Perry to call his presidential bid quits, with one blogger urging the Texas governor to end his campaign and throw his backing toward Newt Gingrich. Erick Erickson, the founder of, the website that hosted the event where Perry announced his presidential bid in August, penned an entry today calling Perry a potential “kingmaker” in the South Carolina primary if he drops out before the weekend. “Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina,” Erickson...
  • A message from Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. [Help Newt in SC]

    01/18/2012 12:39:49 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 52 replies ^ | January 18, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    This Saturday will be the most important primary vote of the year. Either conservatives and Tea Party members unite to stop Mitt Romney or we see a repeat of 2008, with a liberal Republican going up against Barack Obama.The conservative movement is split between three candidates, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.I am calling on conservatives and members of the Tea Party movement to unite behind Newt Gingrich in South Carolina so that we can stop Mitt Romney.If we are going to see a conservative agenda advanced, we need a conservative candidate to do it and the only remaining...
  • Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt

    01/18/2012 11:43:23 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. She’s making it crystal clear now. On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt. The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse Newt Gingrich, who wrote the introduction to Governor Perry’s book Fed Up! With Palin’s endorsement, Rick Perry is now in a terribly awkward spot. If he departs before Saturday, he could be a hero for...
  • Facebook/POLITICO poll: South Carolina users cool to tea party (Baloney Alert!)

    01/17/2012 11:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Schultheis
    Almost two-thirds of adult Facebook users in South Carolina say they aren't fans of the tea party, according to a Facebook poll conducted today with POLITICO. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they are "not at all supportive" of the tea party, compared with 20 percent who were "somewhat supportive" and 18 percent who were "very supportive." Of those surveyed, women were slightly less supportive of the tea party. Just 35 percent were either "somewhat" or "very" supportive of the movement, compared with 42 percent among men. The results only represent the sentiment of South Carolina users on Facebook, not...
  • DNC Chair Says Giffords Shooting Tea Party’s Fault

    01/12/2012 5:12:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 35 replies
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | January 12, 2012 | IBD staff
    Politics: The DNC's chairwoman, a champion of Occupy Wall Street, once again associates the tragedy in Tucson with an end to civil discourse caused by the grass-roots Tea Party movement. Has she no shame? There she goes again. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla, head of the Democratic National Committee and the "Debbie Downer" of American politics, has repeated the canard that somehow the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., a year ago at a Tucson event is somehow linked to hatred spawned by the Tea Party. "We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of...
  • Tea Partiers owed an apology for political Tucson narrative

    01/12/2012 11:57:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 12, 2012 | Chris Selley
    On the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket, nothing was more appropriate than to grieve the six people Jared Loughner is charged with murdering and marvel at the recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In just 12 months she went from death’s door to belting out the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil held on Sunday at the University of Arizona. Reports suggest the tone there was suitably inclusive and sombre. That having been done, it is also appropriate to recall the astonishing finger-pointing ritual many commentators performed in the wake of the shooting. Some accused...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    01/08/2012 11:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a "battleground," thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges. Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary. The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our "Commander in Chief." He may not have a limit to what he'll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to...
  • When the Tea Party Died

    01/07/2012 10:12:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 8, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    I don't know what happened between November of 2010 and January of 2012, but from the looks of things the Tea Party died. How else do you explain it? Rewind to November of 2010, race after race, congressional seat after congressional seat, Governorship after Governorship. Only a little more than eighteen months after President Obama had packed the mall in Washington for his historic inaugural, the Tea Party held it's historic event in which nearly the same size audience had attended--according to maps supplied by the USA Today. That event catapulted a state by state tsunami-like momentum where grassroots, low...
  • So powerful in 2010, the Tea Party this time around has missing in action: Is the Tea Party over?

    01/07/2012 9:30:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2+ views
    WFTS-TV ^ | January 7, 2012 | Brendan McLaughlin
    TAMPA - Two years ago in the midterm elections, the Tea Party dominated the conversation -- and the results at the polls. But this time around, with the presidency at stake, the Tea Party is making very little noise. And that's making some people wonder if the Party's over. With Sarah Palin at the helm, and a legion of newly energized voters, the Tea Party wielded enormous clout in 2010, sending favored sons and daughters like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Nikki Haley of South Carolina to Congress. The defeats of Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell show that they didn't...
  • The Tea Party is Losing Steam - Happy New Year! (Unintentionally funny)

    12/30/2011 11:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Blue Oregon ^ | December 30, 2011 | Paulie Brading
    Remember Sara Palin's prediction in 2010 that a Tea Party "revolution" would sweep America? Now we are observing their overreach in Iowa. Republican candidates for President have to be ultra conservative to win the nomination but when the general election rolls around these candidates will be seen as too polarizing for Independents and many establishment Republicans. Isn't it obvious to Republican candidates who bear hug the Tea Party too tightly in order to win the primary that it will cause those candidates serious issues in the general election. A couple of small favorite moments for me were watching Brian Schwetzer,...
  • Poll: Lugar may be in jeopardy

    12/26/2011 7:06:03 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    WISH TV ^ | November 4th
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 2012 GOP primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and challenger Richard Mourdock is still more than six months away, but you can get a sense of what kind of battle it will be in this week's WISH-TV/Franklin College Poll. Lugar has a big advantage in some areas. When it comes to name identification, more than nine out of 10 voters recognize him, while Richard Mourdock's name registers with only two-thirds of the voters. Lugar also has a high favorability rating at 59 percent. Mourdock gets a positive response from just 17 percent. Yet if you place Mourdock's...
  • Remember the Alamo (Mega barf alert!)

    12/25/2011 3:38:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2011 | GAIL COLLINS
    Well, what a relief. Just in time for the holidays, Congress showed us it can work in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation to pass a two-month extension of a popular tax cut. On its own! With perhaps a small amount of prodding. The payroll tax cut bill zipped through Congress on Friday... --snip-- No, I think the moral here is pretty clear. We have talked for nearly three years about how the Tea Party is terrorizing the Republican establishment, until the old country-club, deal-making model was verging on extinction. But it now appears that if the new populist right does...
  • One hundred thousand people wanted to fb "Like" Newt Gingrich onto the Virginia ballot

    12/24/2011 7:49:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies · 1+ views
    facebook page ^ | Dec 24, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    I just started a new facebook page as a place for grassroots conservatives to urge Virginia to allow the leading Republican contender for the presidency onto the Virginia ballot. Gingrich is the Republican leader nationwide and in Virginia! It's absolutely ludicrous, if not criminal, for Virginia to deny the conservative base and tea party favorite a spot on the ballot while they promote their elite ruling class RINO! Do not allow Virginia to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of conservative grassroots voters who would mark their ballots for Newt Gingrich! Adding insult to injury, they don't even allow write-ins on their...
  • Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich

    12/24/2011 1:47:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies · 27+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | By Michael Sluss
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a survey of Virginia voters released Wednesday. But former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would fare better than Gingrich in a general election contest with President Barack Obama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Gingrich leads Romney by a margin of 30 percent to 25 percent among Republican voters, with none of the other GOP candidates topping 9 percent. In a head-to-head test, Gingrich tops Romney by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent. Virginia will hold its presidential primary March 6. More than half of the...
  • How do you like those ballot restrictions now? [TEA Partyers unite against this RINO fascism!!]

    12/24/2011 10:37:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 420 replies · 38+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec 23, 2011
    ~~snip~~ "A Gingrich campaign official prior to the move by the Republican Party of Virginia said the problem is how the rules are set up, arguing that the party is, for apparently the first time, cross-checking the addresses that signature-givers gave against the electronic voter database file for accuracies. A name without a proper address match was tossed, the official said."
  • In Partial Defense of Newt Gingrich

    12/21/2011 9:02:46 AM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    Bench Memos ^ | 12/21/2011 | Ed Whelan
    In Partial Defense of Newt Gingrich December 21, 2011 11:15 A.M. By Ed Whelan I’ve vigorously criticized Newt Gingrich’s proposal to abolish judgeships, and I also agree with Andy McCarthy’s critique of Gingrich’s idea that Congress should subpoena federal judges (and arrest them, if necessary) to explain their rulings to members of Congress. That said, I think that some of Gingrich’s other ideas have been subjected to unfair attack, and I’d like to sketch a brief defense of them here: 1. Gingrich is correct to contest the myth of “judicial supremacy.” As his “white paper” explains, he is not challenging...
  • Real Clear Politics again shows its bias toward Romney

    12/18/2011 2:29:14 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/18/2011 | staff
    2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Polling Data on December 18, 2011 Poll Date Sample Gingr. Romney Paul Bachmn. Perry Santm. Hunts. Spread RCP Average 12/07 - 12/17 -- 30.5 22.5 9.8 8.0 7.0 3.5 3.0 Gingrich +8.0 Gallup Tracking 12/12 - 12/17 1000 RV 28 24 10 7 6 4 2 Gingrich +4 Reuters/Ipsos 12/08 - 12/12 443 RV 28 18 12 10 12 4 5 Gingrich +10 Associated Press/GfK 12/08 - 12/12 460 A 33 27 9 9 6 3 2 Gingrich +6 Pew Research 12/07 - 12/11 504 RV 33 21 8 6 4 3 3 Gingrich +12
  • The day the tea party embraces Mitt Romney is the day the tea party accepts defeat

    12/17/2011 12:08:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 292 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Dec 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    First there was the Reagan Revolution, then Newt's Republican Revolution, and now the Tea Party Revolution. In each successive revolution, the lovers of liberty threw off a bit more of the yoke of the oppressive ruling class to reestablish some vital part of our God given liberty and freedom. Pro-life, small government, big defense Ronald Reagan set and accomplished the goal of bringing down the socialist Soviet Union as a threat to the world and reestablished free America as the dominate superpower. He rescued America from the hapless Jimmy Carter who had dragged the nation down into to the depths...
  • Gingrich’s Virtues

    12/17/2011 2:14:27 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    NRO ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | By Andrew C. McCarthy, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute
    I respectfully dissent from National Review’s Wednesday-evening editorial, which derided Newt Gingrich as not merely flawed but unfit for consideration as the GOP presidential nominee. The Editors further gave the back of the hand to the bids of two other prominent conservatives, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann — a judgment that is simply inexplicable in light of the frivolousness of its reasoning and of the Editors’ embrace of Jon Huntsman, a moderate former Obama-administration official, as a serious contender. The editorial surprised me, as it did many readers. I am now advised that the timing was driven by the editorial’s...
  • [GOP establishment elitists] United on the right, against Newt Gingrich

    12/16/2011 3:41:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | Dec 16, 2011 | By James Rainey
    Surging Newt Gingrich is taking criticism from conservative pundits such as George Will, Peggy Noonan and Charles Krauthammer, who fear he can't beat Barack Obama. If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is to maintain his place at or near the top of Republican presidential polls, it will be no thanks to the assistance of America's conservative political commentators. Columnists and bloggers of the right have been torching Gingrich with unusual abandon in recent days — charging that the long-tenured politician can't be trusted to adhere to conservative ideals or to stay on message if he is unleashed in a prolonged...
  • Sarah Palin's absence slidelines tea party

    12/16/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2011 | M.J. Lee
    The tea party is still pining for Sarah Palin. The grassroots conservative movement has yet to throw its support behind a Republican presidential candidate because “we don’t have the female Ronald Reagan running — and that’s Sarah Palin,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express. “We haven’t engaged in presidential politics yet because the movement hasn’t coalesced around anybody, so we’re just sitting back and waiting,” Kremer added. Predicting that a good slice of the country’s conservatives will not make up their minds until they are standing in front of the ballot box, Kremer singled out the former...
  • GOP candidates for Congress bullish on Gingrich at top of ticket

    12/16/2011 1:04:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 16, 2011 | By Michael O'Brien
    The hottest argument in Republican circles these days isn’t about immigration, taxes or even health care policy. It’s about New Gingrich and whether nominating him as the party standard-bearer would be disastrous or providential. The pundits and professional consultants have weighed in on the question in a largely negative manner but many of the Republican candidates seeking election to Congress next fall don’t appear to share the concerns the GOP establishment seems to have about the impact Gingrich would have on downballot races as their presidential nominee. A dozen of the GOP’s top recruits to run for Congress, part of...
  • Gallup: Gingrich Leads Romney by 20 Points Among Conservatives

    12/15/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 32 replies ^ | 11/15/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia is leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race by 20 points—41 percent to 21 percent--among self-professed conservatives, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. By contrast, Romney is leading Gingrich by 10 points—27 percent to 17 percent—among self-professed liberals and moderates in the poll. The poll, conducted Dec. 5-11, surveyed 1,665 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered voters. Among all poll respondents, Gingrich led Romney 33 percent to 23 percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 9 percent, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 6 percent,...
  • Charles Krauthammer To Bill O’Reilly: Newt Gingrich Is ‘A Victim Of His Own Creative Intelligence’

    12/13/2011 7:07:58 PM PST · by TBBT · 24 replies
    .mediaite ^ | 12/13/2011 | Frances Martel
    Actual Headline: Charles Krauthammer To Bill O’Reilly: Newt Gingrich Is ‘A Victim Of His Own Creative Intelligence’ As former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues to gain a lead in the polls, much of the talk surrounding his run is the apparent opposition to his nomination from the Republican establishment. On tonight’s O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly asked Charles Krauthammer precisely this, and before getting a serious answer on Gingrich’s Achilles’ heel, received a bit of a ribbing on the definition of “establishment.”
  • Barack Obama Would Lose All 12 Swing States Today, Poll Says

    12/13/2011 7:08:23 AM PST · by RockinRight · 94 replies
    A survey of 12 swing states that Barack Obama carried in 2008 now finds the president losing to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich there. USA Today-Gallup -- polling registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin -- found Obama trailing Romney 43-48, and Gingrich 45-48. Because Obama is expected to hold the big states of California, New York and Illinois, he maintains a popular-vote advantage nationwide, where he leads Gingrich 50-44, and edges Romney 47-46. But the Electoral College math would deliver the White House to Republicans if...
  • Chicago conservative African Americans to support Newt Gingrich

    12/11/2011 7:22:28 PM PST · by jageorge72 · 17 replies ^ | 12/10/11 | Lorenzo Jones
    The Illinois African American Libertarian Alliance (IAALA) is home to hundreds of Chicago African American conservatives and has decided to endorse Newt Gingrich for the upcoming 2012 election. “Newt Gingrich represents the values of many conservatives—White, Latino, or Black. He is honest about who he is and is the perfect person to turn a falling country around,” says IAALA President David Lemar.
  • DNC says Tea Party fits Newt Gingrich to a Tea - Gingrich is the 'original Tea Partier'

    12/11/2011 7:14:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | BY ALISON GENDAR
    President Obama's attack dogs have a new target — Newt Gingrich. The Democratic National Committee on Sunday released a campaign ad that tags Gingrich as the “original Tea Partier.” The ad hit the Internet less than four hours after Gingrich showed he could take the heat as the latest Republican front-runner during Saturday’s GOP primary debate in Iowa. Gingrich’s foes warned his temper would erupt under a combined grilling from his opponents and the media. But he didn’t self-destruct, and so became the latest target of the Obama re-election campaign, which until now had reserved its ammo for Mitt Romney....
  • Gingrich opens up big leads in South Carolina and Florida [NBC/Marist poll - TEA PARTY POWER]

    12/11/2011 12:02:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 212 replies · 36+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | By NBC's Mark Murray
    "In a new NBC/Marist poll, Newt Gingrich has surged into the lead in Iowa, but Mitt Romney's big lead in New Hampshire remains. NBC's Mike Viqueira and David Gregory report." Newt Gingrich’s surge in the polls isn’t limited to just the early presidential-nominating contest of Iowa. According to new NBC News-Marist polls, the former House speaker has now opened up commanding leads in South Carolina and Florida -- two states that historically have played important roles in deciding the eventual Republican nominee. Fueled by the support from conservatives and the Tea Party, Gingrich is ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt...
  • Cuccinelli confirms run for governor (against Romneybot Bill Bolling)

    12/01/2011 9:39:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-01 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND — Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, Virginia’s outspoken attorney general who has drawn national support from the tea party movement, confirmed Thursday that he will run for governor in 2013. Cuccinelli’s candidacy sets up a potentially contentious — and expensive — primary fight against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), a presumptive gubernatorial candidate.
  • Chris Matthews: Tea Party "Un-American" For Not Compromising

    12/01/2011 11:38:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 30, 2011 | NA
    In an appearance Tuesday at Washington, D.C.'s Politics & Prose bookstore, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews told a standing room-only audience that his new book "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" was important because it taught "leadership," and that's something many people today don't know about - especially under President Barack Obama, Jeff Poor at The Daily Caller reported.Chris Matthews on the Tea Party: "This crowd doesn't want to deal because they believe the word 'deal' is bad," Matthews said...
  • Occupy Wall Street has vindicated the Tea Party

    11/26/2011 9:30:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2011 | Brandon Loran Maxwell
    Regardless of one's feelings toward the Tea Party or policies it advocates, Tea Partiers have at least, during their short existence, conducted themselves relatively peacefully and responsibly. Of course, this isn't to suggest critics won't still cry foul whenever a Tea Partier shows up to a public event concealing a firearm, or a Tea Partier displays signs at a rally capable of being interpreted as derogatory. But at least the right to bear arms and freedom of speech, unlike rape, vandalism, and drug usage -- all seen at Occupy Wall Street protests -- are protected under the U.S. Constitution. As...
  • Tea party, Occupy movement vastly different

    11/22/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | November 22, 2011 | Tom McFadden
    Many in the media and some well-known politicians have characterized those demonstrating against Wall Street and big business as a spontaneous grass-roots movement similar in purpose to the tea party. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. Let's start with the important differences. The tea party movement is universally consistent in its emphasis on the return to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and eager for the restoration of constitutional governance. The tea party protests are intended to bring attention to the unrestrained compulsion of our elected representatives toward boundless growth of the government and display a...
  • Tucker Carlson: The Tea Party Has Destroyed The Republican Establishment

    11/16/2011 11:04:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 16, 2011 | Colby Hall
    Sarah Palin offered some unsolicited advice last night to Mitt Romney, the red-headed stepchild of GOP presidential frontrunners, encouraging him to more openly embrace the fiscal and social conservative side of the Republican party, and to develop a more robust relationship with the Tea Party movement. This morning on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, host Martha MacCallum asked Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and liberal “embed” Alan Colmes to discuss Romney’s strategy in engaging the powerful Tea Party contingent, which Carlson put in remarkably stark terms. After openly questioning why Romney hasn’t made more of an effort in including an energized...
  • Re: The GOP elite pushing Romney - they don't call them stupid party for nothing!!

    11/14/2011 10:54:18 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    The GOP establishment elite lining up behind Mitt Romney are either tone deaf or brain dead. They've totally misread the mood of the American people. We the people are fed up with smooth-talking, two-faced, flip-flopping, business as usual big government political whoring and are not going to take it anymore!! McCain suspended his campaign in 2008 to rush back to Washington to save the world from the great economic collapse that would usher in the Great Depression II. Instead, he delivered America to the Marxist B. Hussein Obama who's ushering in the wholesale wanton destruction of America as a free...
  • A word about Romney

    11/12/2011 1:29:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    vanity | Nov 12, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    RINO. Three words: liberal progressive RINO. Add a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc: unprincipled, untrustworthy, flip-flopper, aisle-crossing, fraud, liar, political whore. And a few more: abortionist, gay rights panderer, gun-grabber, global warming advocate, big government mandate lover, socialist healthcare pusher, constitution trampling, liberal judge appointing, TARP loving, bailout loving, stimulus pushing Keynesian statist. That my friends, is no definition of conservative or of conservatism. Not even close. In fact it's the exact opposite. Free Republic is and will remain an exclusive pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-capitalism, pro-defense, pro-borders, grassroots patriotic conservative site, regardless of party politics. I support...
  • ‘Conservative’ case for Mitt Romney no case at all

    11/11/2011 7:26:59 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 21 replies ^ | November 11, 2011 | David Codrea
    Because elections are typically decided by a few percentage points, and a critical mass of gun owners simply will not hold their noses and vote for the guy. In spite of the cajoling, in spite of having future Supreme Court nominees held over our heads, in spite of accusations that those who refuse to chip in to procure the campaign whore du jour being pimped by devoid- of- principle party apologists will bear responsibility for whatever politically transmitted disease follows.
  • Nine million more reasons the Occupy protests are nothing like the Tea Party

    11/06/2011 9:47:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 6, 2011 | Joe Newby
    Since mid-September, the "Occupy Wall Street" protests have dragged on, and the Democrat-media complex continues to insist the movement is just like the Tea Party. But a post at Verum Serum notes the cost to American taxpayers so far: •Occupy Asheville – $170,000 •Occupy Atlanta – $451,691 •Occupy Austin – $78,000 •Occupy Boston – $150,000 •Occupy Charlotte – $1,700 per day •Occupy Denver $365,000 •Occupy LA – $45,000 plus estimated $400,000 to repair the lawn •Occupy Minneapolis – $200,000 •Occupy New York – $3,400,000 •Occupy Oakland – $2,000,000 for police overtime alone •Occupy Philadelphia – $500,000 •Occupy Phoenix – $200,000...
  • Tea party faithful bemoan Romney, hope for Cain victory

    11/05/2011 10:52:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2011-11-05 | Adam C. Smith
    DAYTONA BEACH -- At the Florida Tea Party Convention Saturday, you could find buttons calling for Marco Rubio to be on the presidential ticket, t-shirts declaring that Barack Obama has made communism cool again, and freeze-dried foods to last up to 25 years in case society collapses. Scarce among the hundreds of conservative activists gathered in Daytona Beach? Any enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, the man widely expected to win the Republican presidential nomination. “The party establishment has wanted Romney all along, and they’ve been pushing him on us,” lamented James Koll of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who said he would support...
  • Exclusive: Poll Finds Most City Voters Support OWS, Think Tea Party Will Influence 2012

    11/01/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NY1 ^ | November 1, 2011 | Courtney Gross
    (VIDEO AT LINK) An exclusive NY1/Marist College poll finds Occupy Wall Street may have more support than the Tea Party in the city, but New York voters are skeptical whether the leftist movement will influence next year's presidential contest. NY1's Courtney Gross filed the following report. More New York State voters may support Occupy Wall Street than its grassroots competitor, but they say the Tea Party may have more political clout. An exclusive NY1/Marist College poll found 44 percent of state voters support the sprawling movement downtown. Meanwhile, only 21 percent support the Tea Party. Nearly half of state voters...