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  • The One Simple Reason Newt Gingrich Will Not Win The General Election: Women

    01/20/2012 8:40:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 219 replies
    RedState ^ | December 07, 2011
    The One Simple Reason Newt Gingrich Will Not Win The General Election: Women Posted by RealQuiet (Diary) December 7th Newt Gingrich has conducted a brilliant campaign strategy since he stumbled back in late spring regarding Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity Plan. He has been masterful in debates and shown an eagerness to take on and fight the media elite. He has owned up to his personal and political mistakes and stated candidly what his positions are, though many may disagree with them but still live with them. He hasn’t shown the brash ego and self-centeredness that reared its ugly head...
  • Newt Gingrich: "I Do, I Do, I Do." Maybe, Not So Much.

    01/20/2012 4:58:22 PM PST · by joeclarke · 22 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/20/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    "Do you Newton Leroy Gingrich take __________________ to be your lawfully wedded wife.. . . until death do you part?" "I do."I guess he didn't really, but I will not condemn him for dropping two wives (adultery at one time was a secular unlawful action, as well as an offense against God and man). Now, we easily cast away our husbands/wives, as both church and government wink at the prospect. "Just ask for forgiveness, and its OK." Or, is it? Newt's own mother split from Newt's father "days after they married." This is what you call a bad start...
  • Newt Gingrich’s woman problem [I push leftist propaganda on FR and all I got was this zot]

    01/20/2012 1:40:13 PM PST · by americanophile · 249 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/20/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    How will the details revealed by Marianne Gingrich regarding her former husband’s personal life – and Newt Gingrich’s defiant response – play out among the GOP presidential primary electorate? But it’s worth keeping in mind that even before Marianne Gingrich went public, Newt Gingrich was already facing tough odds when it comes to his support among women nationally — a factor that underscores the argument made by his GOP rivals against his electability in the fall. There typically tends to be a gender gap in presidential general elections, as women vote more Democratic than men. But a CNN/Time/Opinion Research survey...
  • I like this Newt

    01/17/2012 6:01:47 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 57 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2012 | Don Surber
    Newt Gingrich apparently won Monday night’s debate on Fox News, but likely this is a case of a last-second touchdown when you are down by two touchdowns. Seth Leibsohn of National Review Online gave the night to Newt: “When he is right, he is great. The ongoing problem is when he is wrong. But tonight he was right — about a lot, and said it better than anyone.” Newt showed his Tea Party side: I think it’s very important for us to look at job creation. As a young member of Congress, I worked with President Ronald Reagan. We passed...
  • Huntsman Cuts Serious by ZOT in a Half

    01/16/2012 4:25:23 PM PST · by travis911 · 105 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 1/16/12 | Jason Miks
    Jon Huntsman has halted his campaign for president, leaving Romney the only serious choice on foreign policy.
  • {Vanity} Are the admins considering a comment rating system update?

    01/16/2012 6:45:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Many other forums/comment sections include a variety of rating systems (i.e. macrumors, reddit, yahoo...) I find some of these particularly helpful when navigating different posts. I often find myself scanning comments in an effort to gauge the overall sentiment of the freerepublic users on a particular story as I hold this forum in high esteem and value the opinions of those on this site. I also believe it would be nice to get feedback on our own posts, whether in the form of up-votes, thumbs, stars, etc. Anyone else out there want some sort of simple comment rating system?
  • Ron Paul: More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. ZOT

    01/13/2012 11:03:47 PM PST · by Republic_of_Secession. · 146 replies · 1+ views
    The Street [ website ] ^ | Jan 11, 2012. | Joe Deaux.
    Ron Paul Is More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. By Joe Deaux 01/11/12 - 04:02 PM EST NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- During a Republican presidential debate Saturday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had a spat about who was more conservative as each clawed for blocks of Republican voters needed to topple front-runner Mitt Romney. According to a study done back in 2004 though, Paul was the more conservative of the two by a fairly healthy margin. A list put together at found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320...
  • VANITY: There is no alternative [but ZOT] to the Fannie/Freddie model. And politicians know it but w

    12/14/2011 2:22:08 PM PST · by JNRoberts · 78 replies
    JNRoberts | 12/14/2011 | JNRoberts
    The Fannie model worked for over 50 years. And the Freddie Model worked for decades.
  • Palin Says [Romney] Should Release Tax Returns

    01/12/2012 12:16:56 PM PST · by RIghtwardHo · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/11 | RIghtwardHo
    "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release his tax returns, as well as records from his time at Bain Capital."
  • Gun Control (Ron Paul's anti-2nd amendment vote(s))

    01/12/2012 2:15:37 AM PST · by Sun · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 17, 2007 | various
    Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others. A YES vote would: •Prohibit individuals from filing a qualified civil liability action •Exempt lawsuits brought against individuals who knowingly transfer a firearm that will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime •Exempt lawsuits against actions that result in death, physical injury or property damage due solely to a product defect...
  • Open letter to O`newt (and a reply from Reddy Kil O'watt)

    01/12/2012 5:27:57 AM PST · by weldAllday · 83 replies
    1-12-12 | weldallday
    Open letter to O`newt Mr. Gingrich you had my vote . Right up to your jumping the shark moment.
  • Indepedents will decide this election, not the ZOT haters

    01/08/2012 12:45:54 PM PST · by Restore America · 165 replies
    self | 1-8-2012 | Restore America
    I am convinced that there is no conservative that would have 80% support from FreeRepublic. Everyone is a RINO. I have been a member for about 8 years and despise the left as much as the next guy, but I am voting for Romney. It has taken me 4 years to digest the thought but like it or not, he has thrown his lot in with us and said that his values have changed - Polician speak, maybe/probably. The alternatives - Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum are a joke for national candidates. Indepedents will decide this election, not the RINO haters...
  • Shock: 40% of New York pregnancies aborted

    01/05/2012 4:10:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/5/12 | Peter Baklinski
    NEW YORK, New York, January 5, 2012 ( – With the highest abortion rate in the nation, nearly double the 23% national average, New York continues to be a place that babies in the womb cannot love. New York City Department of Health released data that shows that 83,750 abortions were performed in New York City in 2010, which translated to 40% of all pregnancies, down from 41% in 2009. The Bronx saw a staggering 48% of pregnancies end in abortion. The city lost 38,574 African-Americans babies to abortion, a dumbfounding 60% of the city’s African-American pregnancies. New York has...
  • Bigotry among Republicans Poised to guarantee a ZOT for me!

    01/04/2012 9:58:37 PM PST · by 47samurai · 179 replies
    Poll Position ^ | 01-04-12 | Poll Position
    Trolling a bit admittedly, but it appears that even if Romney secures the nomination, he is destined to lose due to good, old-fashioned religious bigotry.
  • Newt won't congratulate Mitt on win (MittBot Alert)

    01/04/2012 12:59:12 PM PST · by teddyballgame1 · 203 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/4/12 | Ginger Gibson
    POLITICO's Ginger Gibson reports: Newt Gingrich still won't congratulate Mitt Romney for winning the Iowa caucuses. At a news conference in Concord, N.H., Gingrich was asked by CBS correspondent Dean Reynolds why he congratulated Rick Santorum but not Romney. Gingrich stared at the reporter and raised his eyebrows in silence, eventually drawing laughter from some of the reporters. "Because I know you would be a man of great professionalism, I know that's a rhetorical question. And a good one," Gingrich said. During his speech in Des Moines last night, Gingrich visibly seethed at mention of Romney, who along with his...
  • The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum [he believes in the right to zot Paulbots]

    If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working. Read more:
  • Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies

    01/02/2012 8:05:11 PM PST · by birddog · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/31/2011 | Glenn Greenwald
    As I’ve written about before, America’s election season degrades mainstream political discourse even beyond its usual lowly state. The worst attributes of our political culture — obsession with trivialities, the dominance of horserace “reporting,” and mindless partisan loyalties — become more pronounced than ever. Meanwhile, the actually consequential acts of the U.S. Government and the permanent power factions that control it — covert endless wars, consolidation of unchecked power, the rapid growth of the Surveillance State and the secrecy regime, massive inequalities in the legal system, continuous transfers of wealth from the disappearing middle class to large corporate conglomerates —...

    12/29/2011 8:10:29 PM PST · by mnehring · 77 replies · 1+ views
    American Right To Life calls it politics as usual when Ron Paul tried to mislead pro-life voters by signing a pledge that he actually rejects. Just in time for the 2012 Iowa caucuses Paul pledged that he will "endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children." But then he contradicted his pledge by stating, "I can't agree that the Fourteenth Amendment has a role to play here." "Shockingly, Ron Paul agrees with the central finding of Roe v. Wade itself," says Darrell Birkey, director of research for American Right To Life, "that the constitutional...
  • Why I Reluctantly Will Endorse Mitt Romney [Why we reluctantly will zot]

    12/30/2011 6:12:25 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 238 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | December 30, 2011 | Neoavatara
    My choice for President is Mitt Romney. I just shuddered at that statement. But there it is. There is the reality that 13 debates, months of bickering and intrigue, and countless discussions with conservative brethren have brought me. It is kind of a sad reality. Is this the best conservatives could do? So here has been my calculation for who I would support, from the beginning. First, the candidate must be electable and able to defeat Barack Obama, both electorally and intellectually. Second, they must broaden the base of the Republican Party, both on the conservative and moderate sides. Third,...
  • Why I'd back Obama over Ron Paul

    12/29/2011 1:04:37 PM PST · by TBBT · 173 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/29/2011 | Philip Klein
    Rep. Ron Paul’s surge in Iowa has triggered a theoretical question for his rivals this week: given his foreign policy views, would they be willing to support him over President Obama if he were the nominee? Newt Gingrich said “no,” Mitt Romney said “yes.” But it is also a kind of an intriguing gut check question for conservatives on how they balance foreign and domestic policy. Having thought about it over the last few days and debated it on Twitter for a bit last night, I’ve determined that I’d very begrudgingly back Obama in such a matchup. Now, if we...