Posts Tagged ‘Newt Gingrich’
There’s a grass-roots campaign afoot to get Obama to drop Biden and pick a new running mate. They have the alternate running mate in mind for him already;
What better way to celebrate the massive success of the Chevy Volt than by having this beautiful piece of machinery as President Obama’s running mate in 2012? They deserve each other! Want to hear more about what makes this such an obvious matchup?
One Volt owner is unconcerned with reported safety issues;
“I’ve heard they’re catching on fire, in some cases, but I’ve found that the fire really helps me get to my destination faster for fear of my life.”
Hear his interview below;
And you can help the campaign by going here and spreading the word.
I was listening to Rush while driving the other day…last Monday, in fact. He was saying that the GOP since Newt’s win in South Carolina was now in official Panic Mode. No way some conservative is going to screw things up for The Party by taking this GOP Primary from their anointed one-Mitt Romney.
You see, to the Establishment GOP types, Romney is the only one with a chance to defeat Obama. Some of you no doubt agree.
Point is…well anyway John McCain came out later in the week and proved Rush’s point. Without a doubt. What else to you call his using Obama tactics to excuse Romney’s defeat in South Carolina?
If, say, Obama were to lose in South Carolina – or any Southern state, what would be the claim to blame? Racism.
McCain, on the other hand, had to use a different claim, that of “anti-Mormon” bias. Same bull crap, different victim group.
As an aside, if you heard the “racism” claim from the left, would you buy it? If you’re a conservative used to being labeled adversely to suit their leftist agenda, you’d likely shrug it off. If you happen to be an activist conservative, you’d likely use it to counter-attack. If you’re a Romney supporter, why would you allow McCain to get away with it at all? Even if you support Mitt Romney, I’d hope you’d at least be shaking your head that John McCain, a Republican, would use this crap against his own. Why would he?
Panic makes most of us do or say stupid things sometimes, and Rush nailed McCain and the liberal Republican elite in advance;
It’s about the Senate. It’s about being in charge of the money. It’s not about cutting spending. The Republican establishment is not signed on to the cutting spending business. People ask me, “What do you mean, who is this Republican establishment?” Two things. They don’t like conservatives and they’re not really all that concerned about spending. They want to be in charge of it. That’s who they are. And they are not gonna be in charge of it if they don’t hold the House and if they don’t pick up the Senate. And that’s what they really want. They’re not and never have been convinced that Obama can be beat.
Now, Newt has thrown this thing into a tizzy. They don’t know what to do. They wanted this wrapped up. They don’t understand why it happened. They’re blaming all the wrong people. They’re blaming their own voters. They’re blaming the media. They’re blaming stupidity on the part of the voters. They haven’t the slightest idea why this happened in South Carolina. It’s not too much democracy going on in their minds; they just don’t understand it. They don’t understand the base of their own party. They resent the base of their own party. They don’t understand the passion. I was telling Snerdley this morning, ’cause he came in here, gave me his theory, which I promptly shot down. His theory is that we all owe ABC this, ’cause if it weren’t for ABC and John King asking the questions, Newt woulda never been — and to a certain extent, that’s true. But why?
Why? Rush explains below;
Read along with the transcript here.
- The GOP Establishment in Abject Panic: They Don’t Understand Their Own Base (Rush Limbaugh) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Former Sen. Thompson blasts attacks on Gingrich, says ‘old score-settling’ at play (thehill.com)
- John McCain Wants the Presidential Candidates to Stop All These Silly Debates (whitehouse12.com)
- McCain: Let’s face it, there was some sort of anti-Mormon element to that South Carolina vote (hotair.com)
- Newt Gingrich’s Surprise Win in South Carolina Panics Republicans (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
First comes Byron York, who covered the ethics mess during the nineties for American Spectator.
The case centered around a class Gingrich taught in Georgia called “Renewing American Civilization”;
[H]is critics contended that it had little to do with learning and was in fact a political exercise in which Gingrich abused a tax-exempt foundation to spread his own partisan message.
In other words, just like every leftist professor at college today, right? Shilling for the left and the Democrat Party?
Well, Gingrich was exonerated;
In the end, in 1999, the IRS released a densely written, highly detailed 74-page report. The course was, in fact, educational, the IRS said. “The overwhelming number of positions advocated in the course were very broad in nature and often more applicable to individual behavior or behavioral changes in society as a whole than to any ‘political’ action,” investigators wrote. “For example, the lecture on quality was much more directly applicable to individual behavior than political action and would be difficult to attempt to categorize in political terms. Another example is the lecture on personal strength where again the focus was on individual behavior. In fact, this lecture placed some focus on the personal strength of individual Democrats who likely would not agree with Mr. Gingrich on his political views expressed in forums outside his Renewing American Civilization course teaching. Even in the lectures that had a partial focus on broadly defined changes in political activity, such as less government and government regulation, there was also a strong emphasis on changes in personal behavior and non-political changes in society as a whole.”
Read it all, spread it around, since not many seem to be interested in the truth.
Also, via Kim, the CNN report from 1999;
Now if the American Idol voters would accept Gingrich or not is another question. You can banter “electability” around all day long, but the truth is the truth and Romney joining in an attack alongside the likes of Nancy Pelosi gives me the creeps; especially as the ethics question is one that should’ve been put to bed in 1999. Forever.
- BYRON YORK: What Really Happened With The Gingrich Ethics Case? “The Gingrich case was extraordina… (pjmedia.com)
- Romney Attacks Gingrich’s Record of Ethics Violations, Lobbyist Work (theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com)
- Gingrich Thanks Pelosi For The ‘Early Christmas Gift’  (gawker.com)
- Nancy Pelosi Threatens to Commit Ethics Violation (morepoliticsasusual.wordpress.com)
What really sucks is; he may be right.
With our GOP “betters” going full tilt with Operation FUBAR, the Good Ol’ People who thought they knew better turns out to have known squat.
After a decade of things blowing up in their faces, you’d think the GOP would me more careful playing with matches? Matches like McCain v Obama or Romney v Obama, while you’d think they’d be no-brainers with moderates against the hard left, turns out when the hard left pretends to be moderate and calls the moderate “radical” the GOP implodes.
Bottom line, and the sad reality, is Democrats are better at selling a lie than Republicans are at selling the truth. Can we fix this?
Newt has the word skills and can think on his feet, but his past is coming back to bite him hard, and leaves be banging my head on the desk every couple of days.
Romney is a robot. In Iowa because another candidate refused to use a teleprompter, his aides took away Romney’s and all he could do on the fly was give the same stump speech he gave earlier in the day.
If you could take to two candidates and smash them together into a well-spoken candidate with no ethics or other troubles, maybe the GOP could pull this off.
But now I’m stuck again banging my head on the desk and reading James Carville describe the pending doom as seen from the left;
At any rate, let’s talk a minute about Mitt. He was your guy — he was methodical, meticulous, married once. He has completely blown himself up over an issue that everyone knew was coming. Have you had a chance to look at John McCain’s research operation on Mitt? Wow. And let me assure you, that thing has been supplemented, expanded, and annotated. God only knows about the Obama people — they’ve got a billion dollars! And how about my friends over at American Bridge, the Democrat-leaning political action committee? Clearly Mitt is merely in the beginning of this tax-return, financial-disclosure, Cayman Island (and God only knows what else) fiasco.
Your new front-runner is one of your old front runners, Newt Gingrich. I would like to take a moment to revel: I cannot personally tell you how pleased I am to see old Newt rise to the top after listening to all of your nauseating, sickening lectures on the evils of government and the importance of family values.
Now, you guys have to deal with a $1.6 million Freddie Mac consultant (who says he wasn’t a lobbyist) who has been married three times. Hope you, at least, enjoy the Super Bowl. It could be your last hurrah for a while.
PS — As my former boss once said, I feel your pain. That’s why I didn’t mention Rick Perry.
I’m glad he didn’t mention Perry. That one still hurts.
So now I sit here, wishing it was all just over already. I don’t even care what candidate the GOP stuffs in front of me, just get me to November with the knowledge that the worst candidate up there would be a better President than Obama.
Just…can he (whoever it is) beat Obama and his leftist attack dogs in the media…?
He’d damn well better.
This was before McCain and Romney became BFF, of course
A document found online by BuzzFeed appears to be John McCain’s entire, 200-page opposition research file — or “book” — on Mitt Romney from 2008, the year they were bitter rivals. Segments of the book have been posted on RedState.com, but this the first time the document has been shared for public consumption in its entirety.
Now of course, that McCain knows Romney is just like him, you can forget all that messy stuff.
The GOP seems to be either desperate for a win in November and willing to field anyone they perceive rightly or wrongly as being “electable” (whether they’d reverse the spiral we’re in or not) , or eager to lose so the coming crash can be blamed on Democrats. Except, that it won’t be, no matter what, be blamed by the media on Democrats. Ever.
The American people in general, and the Republican rank and file in particular, are fed up, angry, worried, and supremely frustrated. Yet they are being told, once again, that we’d better not nominate anyone who is very conservative, or that person will get clobbered in the press and repel independents. This strategy comes from a purely defensive posture, and as such, it is doomed to failure from an ideological perspective even if it succeeds electorally.
If establishment Republicans, through punditry and analysis echoed throughout the mainstream media, select a candidate who, even if he wins, will not effect the kind of serious change the American people are craving [and the Republic needs to survive - EB], these Republicans will have served only to slow the steady progression of the nation to the left, and to further estrange themselves from the American people. This estrangement could then end up pushing many conservative voters toward a third party, making even a centrist candidate a probable loser against a united left.
The GOP doesn’t seem to realize, if they blow this, we’re seriously screwed. All the perks of politics will mean squat if the economy it trashed to the point of destruction, or our enemies decide our “Peaceful overtures” are a weakness to exploit in order to destroy us. I for one don’t care if it’s BHO, Mittney, or RP that caves to terrorists, if I see my fellow countrymen and women slaughtered because of their timidity and stupidity, I’ll be insanely angry.
Liberal heads explode in 3, 2, 1…
Rick Perry makes a quick stop at the Palmetto State Armory, I believe in Ridgeland, SC;
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital.
“Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News.
Read the rest at Big Government.
Get him, Sarah!
Full interview at RightScoop
And then make him eat those words
I know today if you throw your support behind a candidate you may be called sycophantic (unless you support the same candidate as the other guy), but at least you stand behind one of them. Hopefully by the time all this is over we’ll all have the sense to remember why we came to politics to begin with; to get this man out of office and hopefully put this country on the real road to recovery.
Also I’d be remiss as a sycophant if I failed to remind you, if your particular choice is Rick Perry, go here.
“…I Been Hoping Rick Perry Would Catch Fire”
About time Rush came out and said it;
Yeah, considering the other options, I am now officially in the tank for Rick Perry.
Note; Due to there being some confusion over the above sentence, I’ll clarify; that’s ME saying that, not Rush (yet – though one can hope, right?).
From El Rushbo’s site [my emphasis];
This is why I say, “Let’s get the best conservative we can.” Since we already have so much anti-Obama sentiment, why settle? Why not go for the whole ball of wax? (interruption) No, I am not kidding. It’s time. I tell you, it’s time to strip this bare. I have just alluded to this. I’m gonna tell you again. This whole business of “electable,” I’ve been hearing about it for weeks, months. We all have our circle of friends. I too have a circle of friends. Contrary to what you think, my circle of friends are no smarter than you. They’re no smarter than you. Just because they’re my friends doesn’t mean they’re smart. They’re not stupid, but I’m saying is they’re just like anybody else. This is the point.
That’s a good thing. I get frustrated at this “electability.” That’s how the Democrats chose John Kerry, by the way (who served in Vietnam). When Howard Dean failed in 2004 in Iowa, they panicked. “We’ve gotta get somebody who can win!” They thought Kerry could. This “electability” reason to nominate somebody is flawed from the get-go because the reasons that people think somebody can win are flawed, as evidenced by what I just told you. Let me tell you something, folks: I wouldn’t have one ounce of doubt about Rick Perry. I’ve been hoping Rick Perry would catch fire, but I have people in my sphere who don’t want to vote for Perry (and largely they’re women) because he sounds too much like Bush. He’s too stupid. He’s too hesitating in his speech and Obama will clean his clock in a debate.