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  • Fox News anchor on Newt Gingrich: ‘Now I’m sure’ he’s delusional

    05/02/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 105 replies
    AJC ^ | 5-2-12 | Galloway
    Fox News anchor Shep Smith, with the help of GOP veteran Ed Rollins, gave a brutal review of Newt Gingrich’s exit from the Republican presidential race – sure to exacerbate the feud between Gingrich and the conservative cable news network. Says Rollins: “He epitomhttpized the sore loser. This is a tough game, but he epitomized the sore loser.” Said Smith, harkening back to the beginning of Gingrich’s campaign: “I thought then he was delusional, and now I’m sure.” See for yourself, via the Daily Caller:
  • Fox News Shep Smith and Ed Rollins pan Gingrich's Outstanding Exit Speech

    05/02/2012 1:35:47 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 25 replies
    May 2, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    What I saw on TV today was an Outstanding Exit Speech from Newt Gingrich. He itemized his past successes, goals and big ideas that he will continue to push. Ideas such as US Energy Independence, Personal Social Security Accounts, Brain Science Research, Debt Reduction, Conservative Judges, etc. So what do Shepherd Smith and Ed Rollins talk about after the speech. Shep said Newt was delusional. Rollins said Newt gave one of the worst exit speeches ever. They did not comment on the specifics of any of the exciting ideas that Newt wants to continue to push. I am convinced the...
  • Newt Gingrich $4 Million in Debt; Staffers and Creditors Fume

    05/02/2012 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 May, 2012 | JOEL SIEGEL
    Newt Gingrich ends his White House dream today with his political committee facing a mountain of debts -- owing about $4 million to scores of businesses and campaign workers around the country who fear they will never get paid. Campaign watchdogs said the size of Gingrich's debt is extraordinary -- and could have been avoided if the candidate and his team had been more disciplined. "He was reckless in running up these bills, especially in the last month or so of the campaign when it was quite clear that Mitt Romney would be the nominee," said Craig Holman, a government...
  • Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault (Gingrich "extremism must be punished and ignored")

    04/30/2012 3:42:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Newser ^ | April 30, 2012 | Mark Russell
    Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post. What makes their column particularly interesting is that Ornstein is not liberal, but a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, and Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Together, they call the GOP an "insurgent outlier in American politics" because of the...
  • Newt Gingrich – The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism

    04/27/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 73 replies
    The South Carolin Conservative Dot Com ^ | April 24, 2012 | By: Javan Browder
    You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana, With a greasy black peel! You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch! Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders. You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch! Well, that’s a pretty good beginning at describing how most conservatives feel about Newt Gingrich these days. More of that later. Of course, many of us felt this way before the 2012 GOP presidential primary began, and have been vindicated as Newt...
  • Two Sets of GOP Voters: Rationals and Notionals (non-Romneys aren't stupid or irrational...per se)

    03/06/2012 6:00:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 6, 2012 | Major Garrett
    There is a way to think about the up-and-down GOP nomination fight that at least partially explains its volatility and the seemingly endless array of short-lived challengers to front-runner Mitt Romney as well as Romney's surprisingly resilience against any and all challengers. It's been the battle between the rationals and the notionals. Rational voters have been with Romney from the beginning and remain with him now. For them, he has always looked and acted the most presidential, carried the relevant business experience into the race and appeared to be the best positioned to challenge President Obama in the swing states...
  • The Drudge-Romney axis . . .

    01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 102 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt
    . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization. Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director. Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime...
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Nevada campaign appears in disarray

    02/02/2012 6:25:49 AM PST · by DM1 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2012 | Amy Gardner
    Things haven't gotten much better for Newt Gingrich ..... The former House speaker abruptly canceled a meeting with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ... Not even Gingrich's campaign advisers know why the campaign scheduler called it off, irking them and those in Sandoval's office who had helped set up the event. ..... Other signs of disarray appeared Wednesday. Gingrich's schedule called for a 1 p.m. rally in Reno, but volunteers put out word that the event would be at noon — and that supporters should show up at 11:30. .....
  • The Florida Smear Campaign [Prof. Thomas Sowell Calls It Like It Is!]

    01/31/2012 1:36:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    National Review | January 31, 2012
    January 31, 2012 The Florida Smear Campaign Mitt Romney’s Fraudulent Attacks on Newt Gingrich. Thomas Sowell. The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party’s nominee for president of the United States — and some are not letting the facts get in their way. Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that state’s primary election, is that Newt Gingrich “resigned in disgrace” as speaker of the House of Representatives as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt...
  • The Florida Smear Campaign

    The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party's nominee for President of the United States -- and some are not letting the facts get in their way. Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that state's primary election, is that Newt Gingrich "resigned in disgrace" as Speaker of the House of Representatives, as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt Romney is calling on Gingrich to release "all of the records" from the House of Representatives...
  • Romney Eyeing Blowout Keeps Foot to Newt's Neck

    01/29/2012 12:41:55 PM PST · by RitaOK · 57 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | January 29, 2012 | Zeke J. Miller
    "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working."
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • Gingrich campaign to traveling press: Find your own damn ride

    01/29/2012 1:39:41 PM PST · by Petruchio · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/2012 | Chris Moody
    ORLANDO, Fla.--It's total newt-iny on the Gingrich campaign press bus. For each caucus or primary during the 2012 presidential campaign, Gingrich's campaign has organized transportation for the reporters assigned to cover him--as is customary for nearly every presidential candidate. [snip] That working relationship pretty much stopped working this weekend, two days before the Florida primary. The trouble began when Daniel Malloy, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, started to do some simple math, [another snip] Sitting in the back of the bus that day, the penny pinching press got to thinking: [yet another snip] One by one, the reporters...
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath (Details on M. Drudge, M. Rhoades, J. Curl, C. Hurt)

    01/29/2012 12:28:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/12 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. -snip- A team of some of the most fearsome researchers in the business, led by Mr. Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, spent days dispensing negative information about Mr. Gingrich, much of it finding its way to the influential Drudge Report, which often serves as a guide for conservative talk radio and television assignment editors and to which Mr. Rhoades has close ties. The...
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Bob Grant calls Michael Reagan a sleazebag

    01/28/2012 11:51:08 AM PST · by Politics4US · 34 replies
    Bob Grant Online ^ | January 26, 2012 | Bob Grant
    "Right now we have a clandestine campaign going on to make sure Newt Gingrich is the Republican candidate because he is so flawed and unsteady he will implode in a spectacular fashion. This man is lacking in moral character and he verges on the psychopathic. If you need any convincing, ask yourself why would that sleazebag, Michael Reagan, the adopted son of the great Ronald Reagan, be supporting him? I remember the 2004 election. George W. Bush was at Madison Square Garden where the Republican Convention was being held. All the broadcasters had a booth in operation. I had my...
  • Sarah Palin's Newt Gingrich Embrace

    01/27/2012 1:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | Scott Galupo, former Boehner staffer
    The circling of wagons against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been quite a spectacle. Establishment dinosaurs like former Sen. Bob Dole, the Reaganite grande dame Peggy Noonan, the moderate agoniste David Frum, the reclusive Web guerrilla Matt Drudge, even the flame-throwing Ann Coulter—rarely do you see such a diverse array of establishment and movement conservatives in such united opposition to someone who's at least nominally conservative. Myself, I'd rather see former Gov. Mitt Romney crushed under those wagon wheels. And so, apparently, does former Gov. Sarah Palin. In an interview with Fox News Business Network, Palin opined: "Look at...
  • Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events

    01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Elicia Dover
    Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” right in Gingrich territory. A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrich’s speeches to the media. “The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race,” a Romney staffer said. The staffer said it wasn’t a sign of fear on the Romney campaign’s...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, January 26, 2012

    01/26/2012 8:10:15 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 250 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 01/26/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Drudge leads establishment/RINO backstabbing of Gingrich

    01/26/2012 11:47:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Deseret News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Eric Schulzke
    ......The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark.
  • New Republican Governors Association video: Second look at Mitch Daniels?

    01/24/2012 2:28:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2012 | Allahpundit
    Via Daniel Halper at the Standard, where Bill Kristol’s umpteen-thousandth plea for Daniels to jump in and rescue the party was published this morning. This isn’t a campaign ad, just an (unusually long and polished) RGA promo keyed to Daniels’s SOTU rebuttal tonight. But let’s face it: If he does well, the “second look at Mitch?” murmurs will be deafening tomorrow and this video will operate effectively as a campaign ad, and the RGA surely knows it. Just as Daniels himself surely knew that his spotlight turn tonight, starring the great what-might-have-been of 2012 positioned opposite Obama on national TV...
  • Dole Goes Nuclear (Against Gingrich 3.0)

    01/26/2012 10:12:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 247 replies
    The Romney campaign sends along a statement by Bob Dole pasted below. Relations between Dole — an establishment figure in the party — and Gingrich were well known to be tense during the 1990s. Here it is: I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before it is too late. If Gingrich is the nominee it will have an adverse impact on Republican candidates running for county, state, and federal offices. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a...
  • Reagan Aide: Criticism of Newt 'Laughably Untrue'

    01/27/2012 3:05:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Jan 27 2012 | Margaret Menge
    Jeffrey Lord, a political insider in the Reagan White House, railed against Newt Gingrich critic Elliott Abrams today for “grossly misrepresenting” Gingrich’s speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives in the 1980s as anti-Reagan when Gingrich was in fact lauding Reagan for his fight against Communist insurgents in Central America. Romney -- any good to try and say that Newt Gingrich, as loyal a friend and ally to Ronald Reagan as could be found in the day -- was somehow some crazed anti-Reaganite who got the Cold War wrong. Not only is this not true, its laughably untrue,”...
  • Bob Grant calls Michael Reagan a sleazebag

    01/27/2012 8:49:30 AM PST · by Politics4US · 59 replies
    Bob Grant Online ^ | January 26, 2012 | Bob Grant
    "Right now we have a clandestine campaign going on to make sure Newt Gingrich is the Republican candidate because he is so flawed and unsteady he will implode in a spectacular fashion. This man is lacking in moral character and he verges on the psychopathic. If you need any convincing, ask yourself why would that sleazebag, Michael Reagan, the adopted son of the great Ronald Reagan, be supporting him? I remember the 2004 election. George W. Bush was at Madison Square Garden where the Republican Convention was being held. All the broadcasters had a booth in operation. I had my...
  • Sarah Palin: Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left

    01/27/2012 3:18:48 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 499 replies · 2+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Page ^ | January 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent. We will look back on this week and realize that something changed. I have given numerous interviews wherein I espoused the benefits of thorough vetting during aggressive contested primary elections, but this week’s tactics aren’t what I meant. Those who claim allegiance to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment should stop and...
  • Attention Elliott Abrams on Newt: Did Daniels, Barbour, Rollins Know?

    01/26/2012 2:58:33 PM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.26.12 | JEFFREY LORD
    I like Elliott Abrams. Big time. But…gee. Elliott…Elliott…Elliott. Mr. Abrams is in the news for this piece over at National Review Online Sounds saleable, yes? Ex-Reagan State Department aide cites Newt criticism on Reagan. There's a problem with this story. [Snip] Never… not once… did Elliott Abrams ever say to me something along the lines of "that SOB Newt said X." Never. I never heard it from Elliott, and perhaps even more to the point I never heard it from a colleague in our office. One would hear things about, say, then Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter or some such. The...
  • Palin: Establishment “Trying to Crucify” Newt

    01/26/2012 4:36:59 PM PST · by TBBT · 46 replies
    thepage ^ | 1/26/2012 | thepage
    Ex-Alaska topper tells Fox Business Network Gingrich is being "vilified" by GOP elites and the media. Palin: "Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him, via the establishment’s attacks. They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history, and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years."
  • Newtbashingpoluzia

    01/26/2012 3:00:03 PM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 26, 2012 | annem040359
    Today I thought I had come to a liberal anti-conservatives/GOP/Republican website when to my great surprised, it turned out to be the Drudge Report website and what I thought was a dedicated attack on GOP Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich from those who are in the GOP camp. This comes as NO SURPRISE AT ALL. Since Mr. Gingrich’s recent rise in GOP/Republican primary voters support, the GOP “elites” have all of a sudden have gone into panic attack mode, seeing that the candidate they support, Mitt Romney is not getting any support from the primary voters. Even much more so,...
  • (1996 Presidential Candidate Loser) Bob Dole Has Dagger Out For Newt Gingrich Run

    01/26/2012 4:08:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 1/26/2012 | By Matt Negrin
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP Republican presidential nominee, unleashed an attack on Newt Gingrich today, saying not only is he unsuited to be president, he’ll crush the party’s candidates at the state and local levels. “Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall,” Dole said in a statement published by National Review. Dole was a senator from 1969 to 1996, overlapping with some of Gingrich’s time as speaker of the House. In his statement, Dole said he’s decided to speak out against Gingrich “before it is too late” and Republicans nominate someone who...
  • Drudge Versus History, Let It Be Known

    01/26/2012 2:05:25 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 83 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Drudge versus history Posted by William A. Jacobson    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:31am Politico’s homepage top headline is The right drops a bomb on Newt featuring photos of Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Elliot Abrams and Matt Drudge.Just like in December, the rise of Newt has caused panic in Republican circles.In December the charge was led by National Review, and now it’s being led by Matt Drudge, as reflected in this image from Marooned in Marin:  For several days Drudge has been running almost around-the-clock negative banners against Newt, hyping negatives and burying news which contradicts the Romney campaign narrative that Newt was anti-Reagan.Against...
  • Limbaugh defends Newt: Coordinated Avalanche Against Newt Doesn't Match My Memory of Reagan Years

    01/26/2012 11:15:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: How long's it gonna be, folks, before we start seeing billboards all over, Florida, other upcoming primary states with Rick Perry on 'em saying, "Miss me yet?" How long's that gonna be? You remember when they had the George Bush billboards, "Miss me yet?" a couple months into the regime? Anyway, great to have you here, folks, already Thursday, fastest week in the media. Goes even faster when one of the days you spend 12 hours, ten hours, whatever it was, in an airplane, like I did? Great to have you here, as always, it really is...
  • Vanity: Thursday, Bloody Thursday, The Day the Drudge Report Sold Out

    01/26/2012 12:25:59 PM PST · by Biblebelter · 86 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | 01/02602012 | Biblebelter
    Thursday, Bloody Thursday the Day the Drudge Report Sold Out It may be the Drudge Report sold out a long time ago and I was just too blind to see it. No one has ever accused me of being the smartest guy in the room. But if someone of the unwashed masses like myself has come to see that he has sold out, it must be quite clear to everyone. On this day he is maliciously and brutally battering a Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States by the name of Newton Leroy Gingrich. I have read the...
  • The Drudge War on Newt

    01/26/2012 8:15:05 AM PST · by el_texicano · 92 replies
    I’d like you to take a look at DrudgeReport. There is an all-out war on Newt Gingrich, not merely by the left-wing media, but particularly on the right side of the political divide. Drudge has run as many as nine negative articles about Gingrich simultaneously, but he is running few negative articles about Romney, and those he does run are only half-negative, so it’s becoming clear that Drudge is trying to manipulate the outcome in the direction of a result he prefers. I surely hope conservatives realize that nobody in media is pure, because everybody has biases. In the case...
  • That Was Quick: The Entire Conservative Establishment Has United To Kill Gingrich's Campaign

    01/26/2012 9:11:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 128 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/26/12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The entire GOP establishment has unleashed on Newt Gingrich this week, and it looks like it is slowing his momentum in the polls. Almost all of the anti-Newt Gingrich material hitting the media is coming from conservative institutions: National Review, The New York Sun, and the Washington Times. Just look at the Drudge Report from last night and early this morning.:(Snip for graphic) The number one news source for many populist and conservative readers, looks like an anti-Gingrich pinboard. There are twelve anti-Gingrich links leading the site, with video of Gingrich trashing Reagan,
  • Florida, Mitt Romney’s Alamo

    01/26/2012 9:18:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-12 | Michael Henkins
    If Ann Coulter’s frantic unhinged rants on Bill O’Reilly’s and Sean Hannity’s show are any indication of Team Romney’s current mood and moral, Florida is Mitt Romney’s Alamo. From Matt Drudge, who apparently has ties to Romney advisor Matt Rhoades, to the National Review and all the lesser imps in between, it is apparent Romney is sounding the bugle and rallying the troops to man the walls for a last stand in Florida. Why else would some of the greatest conservative names and publications write blistering articles about Newt Gingrich they know themselves to be filled with half truths...
  • What Really Happened in the Gingrich Ethics Case?

    01/24/2012 10:04:04 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2012 | Byron York
    "Given all the attention to the ethics matter, it's worth asking what actually happened back in 1995, 1996, and 1997. The Gingrich case was extraordinarily complex, intensely partisan, and driven in no small way by a personal vendetta on the part of one of Gingrich's former political opponents. It received saturation coverage in the press; a database search of major media outlets revealed more than 10,000 references to Gingrich's ethics problems during the six months leading to his reprimand. It ended with a special counsel hired by the House Ethics Committee holding Gingrich to an astonishingly strict standard of behavior,...
  • Nancy Reagan 1995: Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt

    01/25/2012 7:20:04 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 25, 2012 at 9:50pm | William A. Jacobson
    There is something truly obscene about the full blown assault on Newt Gingrich’s strong Reagan conservative history from and on behalf of Mitt Romney, who unabashedly ran away from the Reagan legacy and conservative principles in his 1994 Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Truly obscene.The latest iteration comes from Elliott Abrams writing in National Review, quoting pieces of a single speech Newt apparently gave on the floor of the House on March 21, 1986, in which Newt criticized certain foreign policy decisions of the Reagan administration. Abrams does not link to the full speech or to other speeches of...
  • Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen" (San Fran Nan says she has dirt.)

    01/24/2012 5:04:46 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 203 replies
    RCP ^ | 1-24-2012 | RCP
    John King, CNN: "You make your case there passionately for President Obama. But also understand that this is a tough reelection climate for any president, Democrat or Republican in this economy. Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think of the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week or a month ago, that he would be the Republican nominee and that you could come back here next January or next February with a President Gingrich?" Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "Let me just say this. That will never happen." King: "Why?"...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida

    01/24/2012 10:35:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 211 replies · 1+ views
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  • Obama's Online Gestapo "Attack Watch" After Newt for the First Time

    01/23/2012 5:19:27 PM PST · by CWSNTEXAS · 6 replies
    Twitter | 1-23-11
    I receive "Tweets" from Obama's "attack watch" and have since the ridiculous site went into operation. They NEVER mention any Republican candidates other than Mitt Romney. Tonight is the FIRST TIME since the campaign began they have targeted Newt Gingrich. I think this is an EXCELLENT sign that the "Newt" has the country's attention and the Kenyan knows it. Here is their message: @AttackWatch: Gingrich tries discredited Saul Alinsky attack line against @BarackObama: OFA.BO/V9rZAb KEEP IT UP MR. SPEAKER
  • Angry white vote delivers upset to Gingrich (You knew they were goin' there!)

    01/22/2012 5:18:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The National Post ^ | January 22, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    When Newt Gingrich got humiliated three weeks ago in Iowa, he responded the way any self-respecting political scrapper would after being beaten down and bloodied. He got up and started swinging wildly. Not just at the guy who knocked him out, but at any foe (hello media elite!) who dared come within reach. Contrast that with Mitt Romney, a candidate so scripted and disciplined even his one-liners in TV debates sound poll-tested and focus grouped. “I will show passion and, from time to time, perhaps a little energy — as I feel it in my heart,” Romney said on the...
  • 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...