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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
    ibtimes.com ^ | 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
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 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
    thefloridaprimary.com ^ | 1/22/1 | staff
    In the most recent 2012FloridaPrimary.com 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: letfreedomringblog.com | 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4iTtNGjFY4&feature=player_embedded And link to article: http://www.letfreedomringblog.com/?p=11908 ‘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
    ibnlive.in.com ^ | 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
    Video here: http://www.breitbart.tv/newt-sarah-palin-will-play-major-role-in-my-administration/
  • 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
    abcnews.go.com/blogs ^ | 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 RedState.com, 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
    JudsonPhillips.com ^ | 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
    resdstate.com ^ | 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...