Newt Rising

Earl Capps is well-known in South Carolina political circles for his blogsite, The Blogland of Earl Capps, where he discusses current events and issues related to South Carolina government and politics, as well as workforce and economic development and non-political matters.


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It’s not surprising that the state’s GOP voters are interested in Gingrich. He’s generally perceived as conservative, they’re conservative, and there are a lot of them (in 2000, around fifteen percent of the state’s population voted in the GOP primary). To appeal to those voters, Gingrich has focused on several issues where his past political experience gives him some credibility. For instance, he has touted his role in helping rein in deficits while House Speaker in the 1990s. He has also taken up issues with local appeal, such as challenging President Obama’s failure to support the state’s efforts to uphold federal immigration laws and the National Labor Relations Board’s efforts to shut down or force labor unions upon the Boeing’s new 787 plant in North Charleston.

This does not mean that victory in the state’s primary is assured. South Carolina voters have proven to be as fickle as national voters. Many voters have swung from candidate to candidate and many are still not firmly committed. Cain led here in October, while Perry led in August. While recent polls show ten to fifteen percent of potential primary voters are undecided, two of those polls (Rasmussen and CNN/Time) showed more than half of all decided voters are open to another candidate. Gingrich will have to work quickly to avoid becoming South Carolina’s next “flavor of the week.”

As many of the state’s more recognized Republican politicos have endorsed other candidates, Gingrich can’t play the VIP endorsement game. He has however picked up the support of a number of Tea Party leaders in recent weeks.  They have praised his focused and detailed attention to issues, as well as his thoughtful performance in recent debates. But many of these activists either praised or openly supported other candidates in the race before turning to Gingrich.  For example, while one activist came to his campaign after having worked for Huckabee and then Huntsman, and a key Santorum operative was seen at the recent College of Charleston event.

Gingrich’s South Carolina campaign is just starting to come together and is far behind other campaigns in getting organized. While his campaign has recruited plenty of activist supporters and out-of-state operatives, many of the state’s most seasoned and successful operatives have already signed on with other candidates. South Carolina is the kind of small state where having political vets who can build coalitions with influential citizens, maximize earned media from events and know which voters to target is at least as important as the paid media advertising campaigns. Since the campaign with the best ground team always finishes either first or second place in South Carolina primaries, Gingrich’s campaign has a lot to do and not much time left if they want to overcome the networks assembled by other campaigns.

Gingrich, whose campaign was nearly broke at one point, will also have to raise a lot of cash quickly. While South Carolina is not the most expensive state in which to campaign, a statewide race here can cost one or two million dollars a week in television advertising, which doesn’t include spending to pay for direct mail, payroll and other expenses.

South Carolina’s primaries have long been known for being intense. The state’s early position and small size mean a lot of attention can be focused upon the state by campaigns and news media. While those who start early usually fare best with the state’s primary voters, there is still room for those who rise after other candidates have peaked. In the last month, Gingrich has shown that he can get the attention of Palmetto State audiences. But in a state well-known for ending the Presidential ambitions of many candidates, translating his recent surge of support into victory in January will be an even greater challenge.

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  • NotaBene

    The Newt has, amazingly, not been humbled by any of the humblings that life has repeatedly dished out to him. He continues to become a progressively bigger and more pompous ass. If this is what the GOP is left with in 2012 they're in serious trouble.

    • mrbean

      Forgive NotaBene, he, like Chris Mathews has a tingle up his leg for Obama – probably some sexual fantasy of sorts.

      • Amused

        I love the part of NotaBene's post – " …the humblings that LIFE HAS DISHED OUT TO HIM …" LOLOLOL , you mean Newt's own behavioral patterns don't you NotaBene ? The one's he has "dished out" to himself .
        And Mr.Bean , as usual , has boiled everything down to a racist or totally juvenile sexual inference ….not at all a-typical for this blog .

        • NotaBene

          Newt has a view of himself as a kind of Nietzschean Superman, who would transcend Good and Evil through sheer force of his personality. Too bad his moral, intellectual, and leadership failures always caught up with him.

          Oh, and mrbean – accusing me of being gay for Obama? You stay classy.

          • Western Canadian

            Wow, this post is amazing. “has a view of himself as a kind of Nietzschean Superman, who would transcend Good and Evil through sheer force of his personality” You have managed to create an utterly perfect description of the dolt occupying the white house, and yet you apply it to another pol. Amazing.

            “Too bad his moral, intellectual, and leadership failures always caught up with him.” This line, being the spoiler. The dolt in the white house fails and fails again, yet manages to never be aware of it, in any measure. In part due to his surrounding himself with like (weak) minded sorts, and being shielded from the damage he does to the country…. by his own obtuseness, and a worthless media.

          • Stephen_Brady

            Newt has intellectual failures? He has leadership failures?

            As to the latter, he kept Bill Clinton at bay for years, forcing the man into "triangulation". You DO know what he did while he was Speaker, right?

            As to the former, would you wish to debate Dr. Gingrich … a man who has ACTUALLY been a professor, unlike the current occupant of the White House … on any substantive issue? I certainly wouldn't, unless I wished to be made a fool of.

            Intellectual and leadership qualities are out, in your assessment of him. Concerning moral failures, I refer you to William Jefferson Clinton. The bimbos, the rapes, the semen-stained blue dress, the multiple lies to his wife and the American people … all were forgiven him by a compliant media and and winking US Senate. But Newt's moral failures cannot be forgiven him?

    • Asher

      Newt Gingrich is totally capable and knows how to lead the Revolution…You are Wrong, Obama is the Pompous, Sardonic, Selfish, and Hard Hearted Ass.

  • StephenD

    NotaBene,Yeah, we now will hold him to the virtues and values we cherish so dearly in all our political figures.
    The fact is Gingrich has the experience to navigate Washington. He has said what he wants to do and how he expects to do it. You either support those positions or you don't. The entire cast is a little "wet behind the ears" in their knowledge of the dangers posed by Islam but that can be fixed. His immigration idea is something that will and should be discussed; AFTER the border is secured. Other than these few issues his personal life should have very little influence on where he would stand regarding national conservative issues. To my mind, Gingrich is the Statesman of the bunch with the experience and intellect to lead this country away from the edge of the cliff we find ourselves standing on.

  • Woofula

    Republicans must realize that in the battle between Obama and the Grumpy Old Man, that Obama wins. Obama will beat Gingrich just as he beat McCain — with charm.

    • Maria

      What charm? He just folled the voters and they swallowed up his mere promisses.
      He had enormal big money and big part of it was from Islamists, including Muslim Brothers. The Liberal Media bribed by those money made his image as something worth but in reality he never accomplish anything. Community organizer, criminal organization "Acorn" lawer and that's it. He never creat at least ONE working place.
      Americans are not so fool to buy second time that fake worthless propaganda.

    • Don Kosky

      Whether you like Newt or not most sane people know that he would utterly destroy Obama in any debate format. That is Newts strength, but ive been hearing so many people say that Newt couldnt win a debate. Everyone who says that is a liberal. Remember, Newt’s major platform is that he wants 7-3 hour Lincoln/Douglas style debates and if Obama refuses he said his campaign would schedule Newts speech’s in the very same location that Obama speaks at the day before and would dismantle Obamas arguments in front of the same people all the way till election day. Brilliant.

      • Reason_For_Life

        Don't be so sure of a Gingrich victory in a debate against Obama. Obama will never agree to the Lincoln-Douglas style debates so it will be a moderated event, meaning CNN or MSNBC.

        I remember the last time that I heard about a fierce Republican debater. That was Jack Kemp who was expected to trounce the feeble Al Gore in a battle of intellects. Kemp's performance was the single most embarrassing aspect of the most embarrassing campaign any Republican ever waged. Granted, that Gore had all of the questions framed to make him look good but Kemp did plenty to bring upon himself the loss he so richly deserved.

        Expect questions like "Why did the Bush stimulus fail while the Obama stimulus saved America?" and "Why did you favor healthcare mandates until you received contributions from pharmaceutical companies?" The last isn't true but it won't matter since no one in the press will bother to check it out.

    • Fred Dawes

      Sad to say you maybe right, it not really about obama or old newt its about who gets what and what deal has been made?

    • Asher

      Mr. Islamic Sardonicus and destroyer of Peace and Prosperity doesn't stand a chance against Gingrich….especially without his telepromter…so you better tell Osama Obama to memorize everything!

  • Spider

    Woofula —
    Obamas' election is just a symptom of what ails America.- to many people putting celebrity-ism and style or (coolism as you usually put it) ahead of expierience, competence and a real track record which Gingrich has in abundant supply compared to Obama. If watching hundreds of thousands of people collect unemployment checks for 3 years running doesn't make you want to vote for someone who is competent what would ??

  • trumpeldor

    @Woofula ,

    I do not care if Obama has "charm"…..
    I want a president who helps the economy to get better and supports friendly countries,not our enemies !
    In other words, substance must prevail over appearance !

  • NotaBene

    Ideas? Competence? What are Newt's ideas – more tax cuts and unfunded wars? Give me a break. Newt is as much of a statesman as he is an acrobat.

    • mrbean

      I assume you prefer unfunded pork bills like the TARP one Obama and hag Pelosi rammed through Congress?

      • NotaBene

        Did the Newtster oppose any of those? Did the Republican leadership? Don't go around pretending the GOP isn't a part of the corrupt system. They helped build it, brick by rotten brick, and the Right cheered them on.

        • Amused

          You won't get an answer on that one freind , it's too close to the truth . And delusion here amongst this bunch is more welcomed than the truth . Obviously the foaming at the mouth Obama hate syndrome makes them blind to the facts
          Hey , WHOSE idea was TARP to begin with ? Ahhhh but that will be greeted by silence .And WHOSE 8YEARS IN OFFICE brought us to the crash ? Yes , more silence ! And uh ….who has STILL got Obama beat by far with SPENDING ?

          • Western Canadian

            Actually, answering him might be as much a waste of time as trying to educate you…. then again, it might not be. There is no lack of contempt for rino’s on this site….

        • Stephen_Brady

          Upset that Dr Paul isn't going to win, are we?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    He has however picked up the support of a number of Tea Party leaders in recent weeks.

    Any Tea Party leaders supporting Newt Gingrich are not true Tea Partiers, as no other candidate in the GOP field is more of a loyal establishment Republican and professional career politician than Newt Gingrich. Hence, those so-called Tea Party leaders are in reality RINOs masquerading as Tea Partiers.

    They have praised his focused and detailed attention to issues, as well as his thoughtful performance in recent debates

    His thoughtful performances in recent debates consist of admonishing the hosts of the debates. Otherwise his performances haven't been anymore thoughtful than any of the other candidates.

    Gingrich’s South Carolina campaign is just starting to come together and is far behind other campaigns in getting organized.

    2012 is supposed to be a do or die campaign to stop Obama at all cost. Yet, thanks to tons of free publicity courtesy of Fox News, people are jumping on the biggest establishment Republican’s campaign in the race that also happens to be deeply in debt. In the 2008 campaign, Fox News successfully picked and lifted up from the dead professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican John McCain, and in the 2012 campaign, Fox News is again making a full court press to lift up from the dead professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican Newt Gingrich.

    What do John McCain and Newt Gingrich both have in common? They are both professional career politicians, both very loyal establishment Republicans, and both are not serious about ending illegal immigration with all of its excess baggage because both support amnesty for illegal immigrants, which happens to be the biggest magnet of all. And never mind the fact that the establishment Republican Party today is almost a carbon copy of the current Dhimmicrat Party.

    Of course, I understand fully why the establishment Republican Party is trying to pander for the Hispanic vote, although this strategy miserably failed in 2008 and helped elect BHO, it's because that demographic will soon be the biggest in America. It's also the reason why the establishment Republican Party has abandoned conservative principles and morphed into the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party to attempt to attract Hispanic voters who are liberals. Incidentally, it's also the reason why this country is in such sad and miserable shape today.

    Hence, if professional career politician, establishment Republican, biggest flip flopper in history, and Amnesty supporter Newt Gingrich wins the nomination, this conservative voter will be staying home on Super Tuesday in 2012 exactly like he stayed home on Super Tuesday in 2008.

    • Don Kosky

      Newt recognizes that no one is going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. How does a tea party candidate answer those tough questions? I’m a tea party guy and in its easy to talk about the rule of law and punishing illegal activity from theoretical high ground, but when pressed about what to do about it on the street, its more difficult. But Newt suggests take away their ability to vote and their ability to collect entitlements and their illegality wont have the punch and the effect that it has now. Purely brilliant, if he can fool the illegals that he is on there side and at the same time utterly destroy a big democratic base how is that bad. And another thing, as a tea party guy, Newt will wipe the floor with Obama in the debates so bad that more tea party guys will win in house and senate races across the county. These tea party candidates pass legislation, not Newt. Newt can only veto, which he wont because he agrees with most of their platform or should I say, the tea party agrees with most of his platform, Newt was there first.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Newt recognizes that no one is going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. How does a tea party candidate answer those tough questions?

        First of all, it is far more than just 12 million illegal immigrants. Indeed, in 2008 the Mexican government was claiming that it was in excess of 22 million.

        Can you please explain why would they have to be physically deported? If the US simply enforces the laws, refuses to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants under any circumstances whose first act was to break the laws, shuts down all other magnets that attracts them here, and makes it absolutely impossible for illegal immigrants to work and function in the USA, please explain why they would have to be physically deported? Not to mention that 22 million jobs opening up would about solve the unemployment problem in the USA overnight.

        I mean if they can't work, they can't earn money, and if they can't earn money, then they can't buy food, clothing, housing, etc and the necessities of life. Hence, at that point illegal immigrants won't have any other choice other than to self-deport themselves back to wherever they they came from. Of course, most of them would leave on their own accord once they see the writing on the wall and long before they ever reach the point of losing their jobs.

        Why do you prefer that illegal immigrants that cut in line in front of other people trying to do it legally and legitimately and that also broke the law in the process at the same time be given special privileges? In addition, why should I feel sorry for illegal immigrants who knew beforehand what the score was and what they were getting themselves and their family into? And as for as the children that were born in the USA after their arrival, as for as I'm concerned they are not US citizens because their parents are not legal citizens. Indeed, as for as I'm concerned, only children born to two legal parents should be accorded US citizenship.

        –continued below

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I'm a tea party guy and in its easy to talk about the rule of law and punishing illegal activity from theoretical high ground, but when pressed about what to do about it on the street, its more difficult.

        And I'm the man in the moon and I love cheese and moon pies. Give me a break, at best you are a RINO establishment Republican trying to cast out conservative values and principles in favor of pandering to Hispanics that are all primarily liberals because they are projected to become the largest demographic later in this century.

        In 2008 you RINO establishment moonbats elected a professional career politician, loyal establishment Republican, and an over the hill has been to pander to Hispanics, and you losers ended up losing to Obama in a landslide because true conservatives like me stayed home on Super Tuesday and Hispanics showed up in force at the polls to vote for Obama, and instead of learning from your past insanity, you unhinged RINO moonbats are again trying to elect another professional career politician, loyal establishment Republican, and an over the hill has been to again pander to Hispanics, and you losers will end up losing again in another Obama landslide, exactly because true conservatives like me will stay home on Super Tuesday 2012 and Hispanics will again show up in force at the polls to vote for Obama.

        Not to mention that Obama and his minions, which have been running ads for months now targeting primarily Mitt Romney and not Newt Gingrich or anyone else in the Republican Party field, are praying that the biggest flip flopper in Republican Party history and the candidate with so many skeletons in his closet that it takes a gigantic warehouse just to house them all, wins the Republican Party nomination, and never mind the fact that Newt Gingrich doesn't even have a campaign organization because his campaign is in hock for over a million dollars.

        In fact, if it wasn't for the free promotion orchestrated by Fox News, Newt Gingrich today wouldn't be on anyone's radar. Indeed, it was Fox News that lifted up John McCain from the dead in 2008 and it is Fox News that is lifting up Newt Gingrich from the dead in 2012 ,at the same time they have been vilifying and demonizing Mitt Romney. As Fox News is the News Network for RINO establishment Republicans that have morphed the Republican Party into the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party, and I'm tired of them meddling and choosing Republican Party candidates.

        Indeed, Newt Gingrich has made a mockery of true conservative core values so many times it makes your head spin. I mean, how can anyone forget that he once conceded a debate to John Kerry on Global Warming and then followed up that monstrosity by filming a PSA with Nancy Pelosi urging Congress to act on Global Warming, or that Newt Gingrich supported George Soros' Republican Candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election, or that he once apologized to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts for criticizing “poverty pimps” like Jackson and Al Sharpton, or that he once invited Jesse Jackson to the State of the Union address, or that he appeared in public with Al Sharpton to promote liberal so-called education reforms, or that he called Paul Ryan's plan to save Social Security, “right-wing social engineering,” or that he was for individual mandates until just the other day, or that he was for Obama's insane Libyan war before he was against it, or that just before the financial collapse Newt Gingrich accepted almost 2 million dollars from Freddie Mac for what he claims was advice.

        Now, of course, you RINO establishment Republicans are anxious to reward Newt Gingrich for his many years of loyal Republican service, but don't blame us real conservatives when we stay home again on Super Tuesday 2012 and Obama wins in a landslide again.

        • Amused

          Yea man , of the two of you , who is the bigger and truer teabagger ? Oooops sorry , that's like asking who is the bigger of two fools .

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Coming from an unhinged self-hating leftwing moonbat like you, I have to take that as being a compliment. In any event, I don't know if I'm a tea-bagger or not. What I am is a true conservative and I'm very concerned with the Republican Party's sharp turn to the left following Reagan's final term in a quest to pander for Hispanic voters. Thus, what I am is a conservative independent and thus I will only vote for candidates who pass my conservative litmus test. Otherwise, I will sit home and not vote, because I refuse to encourage the Republican Party's abandonment of core conservative values and principles in favor of more liberal positions in an absurd attempt to attract liberal Hispanic voters.

    • Stephen_Brady

      OYM, this is one of the few areas we must agree to disagree on. The areas of disagreement we have are so many that they really can't be profitably discussed, on a website like FPM. Suffice it to say that … if you stay home on Super Tuesday … you allow Newt Gingrich to win, just as you allowed John McCain to win.

      If you truly believe that the GOP is a carbon copy of the DEMs, you have a duty … a DUTY … to change it. Another party isn't in the offing. A third party gives Obama the election. It's the GOP or nothing, and your passion has got to count for something in the debates the party will have with itself over the next five years.

      Ron Paul will not stop Obama. Michelle Bachmann will not stop Obama. I'm convinced that Mitt Romney will not stop Obama. Newt will. Concentrate on your Congressional candidates, and hold their feet to the fire. Go to every meeting you can. It's the only way the party will change … grassroots activism.

      Staying home will not do the job …

      • ObamaYoMoma

        if you stay home on Super Tuesday … you allow Newt Gingrich to win, just as you allowed John McCain to win.

        What you mean? How can they win if I refuse to reward those losers with my vote and at the same time not encourage RINO establishment Republicans abandonment of conservative core values and principles in favor of pandering for liberal Hispanic voters? Did that professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican has been John “Amnesty” McCain win in 2008? Will another has been professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican Newt “Amnesty” Gingrich win in 2012? I doubt it.

        If you truly believe that the GOP is a carbon copy of the DEMs, you have a duty … a DUTY … to change it.

        How? By voting for John McCain and Newt Gingrich, two professional career politicians and very loyal establishment RINO Republicans, to reward the Republican Party's abandonment of core conservative values and principles in its quest to pander for liberal Hispanic voters? Yeah right. Give me a break.

        The solution is to form a conservative third party based on core conservative values and principles. Otherwise, conservatives like me will continue to not have a voice in the political decisions of America. The last thing true conservatives should be doing right now is holding their respective noses and voting for RINO establishment Republicans and at the same time rewarding the establishment Republican Party for their abandonment of core conservative values and principles in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanics for voters.

        A third party gives Obama the election.

        That's the general idea. It's either the RINO establishment Republican Party stop its abandonment of conservative core values and principles, or Obama wins the election again. Just like in 2008. Thus, if Obama wasn't painful enough for the past four years, then RINO establishment Republicans deserve a second heaping helping of Obama for the next four years. I mean why should I remain loyal and reward a Republican Party that has abandoned core conservative values and principles in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanic voters? Hell, I may as well shoot myself in the head.

        It's the GOP or nothing, and your passion has got to count for something in the debates the party will have with itself over the next five years.

        The GOP that has abandoned conservative core values and principles can go to hell for all I care. Screw them!

        I'm convinced that Mitt Romney will not stop Obama.

        Why? Because he is a Mormon? And if he doesn't have the best chance of defeating Obama, then why has the Obama re-election campaign been running political ads against only Mitt Romney for months? Is it because they hope Mitt Romney wins the Republican Party nomination? Hell, after the 2008 election Howard Dean admitted that Mitt Romney was the prospective candidate the Dhimmicrats feared the most.

        In fact, Mitt Romney is the only candidate that can defeat Obama, as he has by far the most money and by far the best organized political campaign. Hell, Gingrich doesn't even have a campaign organization, as he is in hock for over a million dollars, and the only reason he is on anyone's radar today is courtesy of Fox News, which has lifted his campaign up from the dead, exactly like it previously lifted John McCain's campaign up from the dead in 2008, while at the same time it has been misrepresenting Romney as being a moderate while vilifying and demonizing him at the same time.

        Indeed, I'm tired of Fox News meddling in Republican Party politics and choosing its nominees. I don't know if you have noticed, but Fox News is only just so slightly to the right of the liberal MSM. It definitely isn't conservative. In fact, it is the official RINO establishment Republican Party news network.

        Newt will.

        Yeah right. Newt is not only the biggest Republican flip flopper in the history of the Republican Party, but he is also a professional career politicians, a very loyal long time establishment RINO Republican operative, a former college professor just like Obama, and an aged overweight two-timing has been that has so many skeletons locked away in his closet that it takes a gigantic warehouse just to house them all. To be honest, I doubt he does as well as McCain did in 2008, unless he convinces Sarah Palin to become his vice presidential running mate. Otherwise females will never vote for that fat two-timing overweight has been with all of his excess baggage.

        It's the only way the party will change … grassroots activism.

        Nah…the only way it will change is via more Obama. Otherwise voting for RINO establishment Republicans is just encouraging the Republican Party's devolution into the politics of leftism in order to pander for liberal Hispanic voters. That holding your nose BS and voting for the lesser of two evils is a fool's game. Indeed, that's exactly how the left became so entrenched in the Republican Party today. Screw that!

        • Stephen_Brady

          My friend, I will not get into a marathon argument with you, over this (especially since I consider you a friend).

          I've stated my opinion that sitting out Super Tuesday and, if Newt is nominated, the election, will put Obama back into office for four more years … or however long. It is my opinion that we dn't have an option other than defeating Obama at the polls. The latest Rasmussen poll show that Newt can win.

          I remember the years from 1994 on, when he was Speaker, and I also remember that he was a solid conservative. It is a fool's game to allow Obama to destroy our nation, which he will SURELY do, if we allow him to have the office by default. This is falling into the trap that the DEMs and the MSM have set for us, and I … for one … will not allow them to do it.

          Almost everything you quoted me saying, in your post, was taken our of its context, so that it is almost entirely unrecognizable. This is the main reason I don't wish to debate these things with you. It wouldn't be a debate, because you haven't really addressed what I've said.

          One final thing …

          ANYONE who thinks that there is no difference between the GOP and the DEMs is a fool. I don't intend to be a fool …

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Sorry dude, but anyone that thinks that Newt Gingrich, who like John McCain is a washed up two-timing has been, professional career politician, and long time very loyal establishment RINO Republican Party operative, that holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the biggest flip flopper in Republican Party history, can win with all of the excess baggage he carries around on him is a fool. Indeed, female voters – which make up in excess of half the voting electorate today – wouldn't touch Gingrich with a 10 foot pole. Indeed, he loses by default already.

            Nevertheless, I would never ever reward and encourage the RINO establishment Republican Party for abandoning core conservative principles and values in favor of pandering to much more liberal Hispanic voters. Which is exactly what it did in 2008 when it lost in a landslide, and exactly what it will do again should that fat two-timing has been win the Republican Party nomination in 2012. In fact, I will seek revenge because the RINO establishment Republican Party betrayed its former conservative base. Screw them!

          • Stephen_Brady

            We'll agree to disagree and remain friends!

            BTW, my wife and I are staunch conservatives, and have participated in at least seven Tea Party events. We're also both Christians, and she can't wait to vote for Gingrich. It's always a mistake to take an entire class of humans and think of them as a bloc. Women are not a megalithic bloc of people who think exactly alike.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Women are not a megalithic bloc of people who think exactly alike.

            When it comes to voting for liberals most of them are.

          • Stephen_Brady

            Not necessarily. Many women, especially Christian women, appreciate a man who can admit the errors he has made in the past, and is penitent over those errors. I'd really like to see someone do a poll of independent women to find out their attitude towards Speaker Gingrich's mea culpas.

            Republican women will get out to the polls, next November, and vote. Three marriages on Gingrich's part won't mean anything, when they weigh another four years of Obama against their families' welfare.

            BTW, the word I should have used is "monolithic", rather than "megalithic".

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You got a lot to learn about the female vote. It's not Gingrich's three marriages I was talking about, it's the fact that he is an over the hill fat and rotund has been.

  • BLJ

    The key will be to make Obama run on his record as Prez. All the "charm" in the world can't help him there. Newt could tear him a new one in any debate.

    People need to get away from this looking for a Saint in the folks who run for office. Getting America fixed is what matters not whether someone forgot to wipe their butt back in 1989.

  • alexander

    A CONSERVATIVE????
    :In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts — one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized "poverty pimps," and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros' candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing in public with the Rev. Al Sharpton to promote nonspecific education reform; and calling Paul Ryan's plan to save Social Security "right-wing social engineering," we found out this week that Gingrich was a recipient of Freddie Mac political money. With Ted Kennedy, he tried to sneak an amnesty…Yes, That Newt.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Newt? Eh!………..the man is a professional speaker who quite often has to get
    his foot out of his mouth. He is being portrayed as a substantive candidate and
    man of accomplished political experience……..however…….he will deal with the
    left continuing what America does not want "Business As Usual"…….Absenting
    any other choice Newt will have to do but the conservative movement must
    go forward with Obama out of the picture unless it is a mug shot…….William

  • Amused

    Oh I love the flow of B.S. here , and the utter desperation of those like Chez and Ward . It is a well known and accepted medical fact the true Schizophrenics do not recognize themselves as such . LOL…the same way bitter bias is denied when it is so overtly obvious .
    One says " I can live with Bachman or Santorum " ….! LOL…Bachman a proven hypocrite and NUTTER , and Santorum a pontificator of that which he himself would and has not lived by .
    And the other answers " it is what it is " …lol…..and what it is , is a Conservative three ring circus ….demanding a litmus test of it's candidates , and every pick turns out to be a bust . Keeping in mind of course that both Romney AND Gingrich have bth been previously CONDEMNED for violation of " true conservative principles " ……
    In reality , the " litmus test " can only be passed by nutters like Bachman , and teabagger backing is proving to be a liability . Good luck with that .

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Keeping in mind of course that both Romney AND Gingrich have bth been previously CONDEMNED for violation of " true conservative principles " …..

      Actually, Romney has flipped from liberal positions to more conservative positions as he grew older and wiser, exactly like Ronald Reagan and most conservatives did as they also grew older and wiser and learned and gained experience from the school of hard knocks known as life. But unlike Gingrich, he has not flopped back to liberal positions. Hence, it is exceedingly easy to see why you leftwing loons hate Romney with a passion, as each time he flipped to a more conservative position it was like he stuck a dagger in you moonbat's unhinged backs.

      While Gingrich, on the other hand, has a long history of flip flops as he has betrayed conservative core values when convenient by flip flopping between conservative positions to liberal positions and back to conservative positions expediently again so many times that it will literally make your head spin. Indeed, Gingrich is like a Chameleon on any given day, as he may be a liberal one day and a conservative the next day. It kind of depends; flip a coin.

      Gingrich relative to Romney is also a professional career politician, a former college professor just like Obama, and has been a very loyal establishment Republican politician for decades. Hence, it's easy to see why Fox News is lifting his campaign up from the dead and trying to reward him for his several decades of loyal establishment Republican Party service. It's also understandable why RINO establishment Republicans support Gingrich and especially his liberal position on amnesty, as the RINO establishment Republicans have been for years trying to abandon conservative core values and principles in favor of pandering to more liberal Hispanics because they perceive Hispanics as becoming the largest demographic in the future later on this century.

      As a matter of fact, the Republican Party today is virtually identical to the Dhimmicrat Party and that is the main reason the country is in such sad pathetic shape. Indeed, the previous Bush administration was only slightly less incompetent than the Obama administration, as Bush grew government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids, like a loon proclaimed Islam to be a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists, and then like a moonbat declared a terribly misguided “War on Terror,” despite the fact that terrorism is a product of Western civilization only and is considered to be un-Islamic, blasphemous, and a capital offense in Islam.

      In fact, Bush didn't have a conservative bone in his incredibly incompetent liberal body. Thus, thanks to Bush's massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, the country is teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy today and at the same time contemplating gutting its military, and the two fantasy based nation-building missions in Afghanistan and Iraq inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in US history.

      Thus, if anyone hasn't quite figured it out yet, the establishment Republican Party has abandoned conservative core values and principles. Hence, when you vote for RINO establishment Republicans like Newt Gingrich, you are in essence supporting the establishment Republican Party's sharp turn to the left since Reagan's final term.

      Hence, this election is the final straw. If Newt Gingrich wins the establishment Republican Party nomination and continues the Republican Party's path to leftism in order to pander for Hispanic votes, then conservatives must write the Republican Party off and form a true conservative party based on conservative values and principles. Otherwise the country will continue to devolve into leftism and inevitably end up like the Euroloons: a dying continent.

  • Amused

    The Repocons are setting themselves up for another FLOP . Centrists , and other Independents will decide the election….for they are the only ones who put COUNTRY AHEAD OF POLITICS . And accordig to Lutz , one of the most notable Republican gurus…..says whoever runs , had better start appealing to The 99% …and that from the mouth of the Repocon's top campaign advisor . But you guys go ahead and lump that 99% in with what you imply as the dreggs of scociety .

  • reasonableview

    Word is that the money is starting to pour in and he's building out his campaign staff, so Newt's for real.

    I'm not sure if it's a strategic move, or if he's genuinely softened and matured as he's aged, but Newt has certainly turned around his public image like almost no one in history. Almost no one. There are two political precedents for such a turnaround. http://bit.ly/rZCaze

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Yeah right…Newt certainly turned around his public image alright. I hate to rain on your extremely naive and gullible parade, but Newt's turn around in the polls is courtesy of Fox News, which also lifted John McCain's campaign up from the dead in 2008 as well. Otherwise Newt wouldn't be on anyone's radar today.

    Indeed, Fox News picked a professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican Party has been to run in 2008, and it is again picking a professional career politician and loyal establishment Republican Party has been to run in 2012, and inevitably just like in 2008, the outcome will be another Obama landslide victory in 2012. As true conservatives like me will again sit home on Super Tuesday instead of rewarding the establishment Republican Party's abandonment of core conservative principles and values in favor of pandering for liberal Hispanic voters.

    Indeed, there is no way a fat overweight two-timing has been, professional career politician, and long time loyal establishment RINO Republican Party operative, weighted down by tons of excess baggage can possibly win in 2012, not with all of the excess baggage Newt carries around with him. Not to mention that Newt holds the Guinness Book of Records for being the biggest flip flopper in Republican Party history, and female voters that make up in excess of half the electorate today won't touch Gingrich with a 10 foot pole. Good luck.

    • Stephen_Brady

      Thank God for Fox News. Without it, Mitt Romney … the man with a Thousand Policy Positions … would be a gilt-edged certainty for the nomination. Doesn't it bother you that the MSM seems to be in love with the guy?

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Thank God for Fox News. Without it, Mitt Romney … the man with a Thousand Policy Positions … would be a gilt-edged certainty for the nomination. Doesn't it bother you that the MSM seems to be in love with the guy?

        Yeah right…if I was advising Mitt Romney I would advise him to avoid Fox News like the plague because Fox News is deliberately editing their interviews to attempt to make him seem testy and also less than honest, which is why they only show edited snippets of interviews deliberately taken out of context.

        Not to mention that like CBS and ABC did with respect to Sarah Palin in 2008, they are also trying to play a game of gotcha with Romney as well. Indeed, this week I even caught them deliberately editing some of Romney's old videos to make it seem as if Romney had just recently changed his position, i.e., flipped flopped, on amnesty to counter Newt Gingrich's liberal position on amnesty, and never mind the fact that anyone can easily go back to the 2008 Republican Party debates to prove irrefutably that Romney was against amnesty back in 2008 as well. It's as if Fox News believes their viewers are so stupid they can't remember anything past a week.

        Also, Fox News has been deliberately portraying Romney as being a moderate and not a true conservative for months now, even though Romney is easily the most conservative candidate in the race and has also always been against liberal positions on illegal immigration unlike Gingrich and Perry. In fact, the reason conservative voters coalesced around Romney in 2008 was exactly because he was the only solid conservative candidate in the race and was also the only viable candidate that was against amnesty.

        Thus, exactly like in 2008 when Fox News lifted up John McCain's broke campaign from the dead because he was pro amnesty, a longtime loyal RINO establishment Republican Party operative, and a professional career politician and has been, Fox News again is lifting up Newt Gingrich's broke campaign from the dead, because he is likewise pro amnesty, a longtime loyal RINO establishment Republican Party operative, and a professional career politician and has been. Thus, if Fox News is again successful in picking the Republican Party nominee like it did in 2008, Obama will inevitably win a second term in another landslide.

        With respect to the so-called MSM, which is barely a hair to the left of Fox News, they hate Romney with a passion because they view his flips to more conservative positions as betrayals and stabs in the back. In fact, the left fears Romney the most exactly because he has been vetted, is spotless, is a family man, is very articulate, is a great debater, has an outstanding track record of accomplishments unlike Obama, who like Gingrich, was only a college professor, and because he has the money and the organization to beat Obama.

        Indeed, it is why Obama's reelection campaign has been running political ads against only Romney and no one else for months. It's because they know Romney will defeat Obama in a landslide should he win the nomination. In fact, after the 2008 elections were won by Obama, Howard Dean admitted that Mitt Romney was the one Republican Party candidate they feared the most.

        Not to mention that not even Gingrich can give Romney a run for his money when it comes to debating, as Romney is by far the best debater hands down. In fact, the one time Gingrich challenged Romney in the debates, he ended up with egg on his face and looking like a fool.

        Indeed, I don't know what kind of cool-aid you are drinking, but whatever it is, it ain't working.

        • Stephen_Brady

          Okay, then, I was trying to sound you out and find out your preference in the primaries. Now, I know.

          It's fine that you have loyalty to your preferred candidate. However, you should know that Obama's team may be running against Romney, but the mainstream media is treating him with "kid gloves", with few exceptions. The candidate that the MSM is going after, along with the Soros-funded organizations, is Newt Gingrinch, now that Cain is gone, and with the effective end of the Bachmann and Perry campaigns. Who would this indicate that the media wishes to see against Obama? They desperately want to have Romney in the general, because they see him as only slightly different from Obama on policy positions.

          And I have never seen Newt Gingrich with "egg on his face" in any debate,

          As I speak, Newt Gingrich is at 25% in Iowa, followed by Ron Paul at 18%, and Romney at 16%, If Newt wins Iowa, comes close in New Hampshire, and then wins South Carolina and Florida, the race is effectively over.

          The final sentence in your post was an ad hominem, and therefore, not necssary for you to make your basic points. Your first paragraph has no proof, and is therefore irrelevant. The "egg on his face" comment was subjective.

          • Stephen_Brady

            One quick thing, I just heard one of the most brutal attacks on a political candidate I've ever heard, on Fox News. It came from Chris Wallace, and Tom Coburn (R), his guest. Don't try to tell me that FOX is in Wallace's pocket …

          • WilliamJamesWard

            It makes me wonder who decided the Republican field, why
            there are no bonafide conservatives in America not taking the
            ascendancy, where are they, 300 million people and not but
            a handful of people with excess baggage. I think from all that
            I have read anyone on the Republican ticket will be better than
            Obama and not to vote for the Republican no matter how
            unfavorable is helping Obama and all of his evil. I would vote
            for the Republican even if Amused was on the ticket, anyone,
            anything but Obama. The true war is against leftism and the
            advancement of Islamism in America and it should be understood
            the war can not be lost, maybe some battles but not the war.
            William

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Of course, since your actions betray your words and reveal at the same time that you are not a conservative but a RINO instead, you also probably support a one size fits all federal healthcare solution with federal individual mandates. Thus, in your case you don't see it as egg on Newt Gingrich's face. I understand.

            As for as the rest of your absurd garbage goes, I don't care what the polls indicate today. It's irrelevant. The American people have a choice to make, either support a true conservative who also happens to be a Mormon, or otherwise support a professional career politician who is a longtime Washington insider and also a longtime loyal RINO establishment Republican Party amnesty supporter, flip flopper, and has been, and if they duplicate the same mistake they made in 2008, then Obama will inevitably win in another landslide victory and the American people will get exactly what they deserve.

            Indeed, the Dhimmicrat Party's mouths must be watering. They already successfully destroyed Newt Gingrich's career in politics once before, and they can't wait for the opportunity to do it again should Newt Gingrich win the Republican Party nomination for President.

            Keep drinking the cool-aid buddy.

          • Stephen_Brady

            :)

            I haven't drank Kool-Aid since I was about twelve years old. That would be about about 1960.

            There's no reason to keep personalizing this, though. You know nothing about me, personally. I am not what you have characterized me to be. Your mischaracterizations are the exact definition of what an ad hominem absuive consists of. They are also a misdirection … although I don't think that you intended them to be such … in that they take the debate off of the merits of the candidates, themselves, and make them about the personal positions of one of the debaters.

            You should know, sir, that your posts are full of logical fallacies, which I haven't brought up, before. If you have something to say about the merits of Romney vs. Gingrich, that is on-topic, then we can discuss it. But when you personalize the discussion by attacking me, you demonstrate to the world why you would not win many formal debates.

            Stop poisoning the wells, sir. If you do, you will be a better debater.

          • Stephen_Brady

            William, I agree with you 100%.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            I would vote for the Republican even if Amused was on the ticket, anyone, anything but Obama. The true war is against leftism and the advancement of Islamism in America and it should be understood the war can not be lost, maybe some battles but not the war.

            I have to disagree with you and here is why I disagree. Since Reagan's final term, the Left, i.e., behind the beltway RINOs, have been hijacking and usurping the Republican Party via a strategy of forcing conservatives to hold their respective noses to vote for what they perceive is the lesser of two evils. However, to the chagrin of conservatives, this strategy has allowed the Left to usurp the Republican Party to the point that it is virtually indistinguishable from the Dhimmicrat Party today.

            Indeed, who gave us the canard that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists? Was it a Dhimmicrat president or a Republican president? Who is responsible for doubling the size, scope, and power of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids in response to the 9/11 jihad attacks? Was it a Dhimmicrat president or a Republican president, and since when has growing government ever been a successful solution for anything much less protecting the homeland from jihad attacks? Who abandoned Reagan's “Peace through strength” defense policy in favor of Powell's alternative defense policy of “you break it, you own it” via endless fantasy based nation-building missions and impossible Wilsonian illusions of democratizing the Islamic world that are also incredibly counterproductive? Was it a Dhimmicrat president or a Republican president? Who was so delusional that he declared a terribly misguided “War on Terror,” even though terrorism is a Western manifestation only and considered to be act of blasphemy in the Islamic world? Was it a Dhimmicrat president or a Republican president?

            In fact, if conservatives continue holding their respective noses while voting for what they perceive is the lesser of two evils at the same time, then conservatives will continue playing right into the hands of those Leftists that have been usurping the Republican Party for their own ends for years, while at the same time entrenching them deeper and deeper into the Republican Party. Indeed, the Republican Party has been so usurped and corrupted today that it is little more than the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party, and that is exactly why this country is in such sad and pathetic shape today. It's because through deceit and deception the Left has successfully acquired a leftwing monopoly on power in America.

            Indeed, despite the fact that conservatives in America wholeheartedly support Israel, the fact of the matter is the Bush I and Bush II administrations continually worked behind the scenes to undermine Israel. In fact, in Bush II's second term, they not only refused to sell Israel military aircraft and bunker busting bombs in defiance of signed agreements between our two countries, but they also demanded that Israel tell them first before they attacked Iran. Indeed, if the Republican Party is supposed to be the political party of record for conservatives who overwhelmingly support Israel, then why was it so hostile towards our only loyal friend and ally in the Middle East during the two previous Bush administrations? Obviously, it's because the Left has usurped the Republican Party, and it did it via a slick strategy of forcing conservative voters to vote for what they perceive was the lesser of two evils. When are conservatives going to wake up and realize the Republican Party has merged with the Left and abandoned them?

            As a matter fact, why is Fox News – the de facto news network of the RINO establishment Republican Party – promoting Newt Gingrich for president when Newt Gingrich is a longtime professional career politician, Washington insider, and longtime loyal RINO establishment Republican Party has-been? It's because Newt Gingrich supports amnesty, as the Republican Party for years now has been abandoning conservative core principles and values in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanic voters because they perceive that Hispanics will be the biggest demographic later this century,.

            Indeed, John McCain is speaking out today in favor of Newt Gingrich because he says the Hispanic vote is up for grabs. Yeah right…the liberal Hispanic votes are up for grabs alright, about as much as they were up for grabs in 2008, when they showed up at the polls in force to vote overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. Which they inevitably will do again in 2012, ensuring once again an Obama victory.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            I think over all the possibilities of the upcoming election and
            agree that we may be back to business as usual, the lefting
            of America. My hope is that the tea party is making sufficient
            inroads within the Republican elected ranks to turn the
            direction and beat down the RHINO majority. I have seen
            the two major parties, Democrat and Republican alike as the
            two hands of the beast that is choking America to death
            with anti-American legislation and conduct, destroying our
            economy for a world economy and pandering to our
            enemies and the UN where their hearts lie, George Bush
            senior was and is a one worlder and his son has turned
            out the same, big dissappointment but true. The voters
            will decide and hopefully they will pick the conservative
            over the polished piece of flake. On the local level voters
            in party politics are moving right but it may be to late, Fox
            news has been slippery and sliding on the truth and I am
            aware of information they have put out that is so damn
            slanted and propagandist that I no longer believe what
            they report, one year and counting……………William

          • ObamaYoMoma

            One quick thing, I just heard one of the most brutal attacks on a political candidate I've ever heard, on Fox News. It came from Chris Wallace, and Tom Coburn (R), his guest. Don't try to tell me that FOX is in Wallace's pocket …

            Give me a break, Wallace asked Coburn a question, he had no idea how Coburn was going to answer, and when Coburn answered the way he did, Wallace didn't have any other choice but to ask why. And you claim that was a vicious Fox News attack on Newt Gingrich? Dude, you are not only a RINO, but you are also more than just a little delusional and unhinged as well.

            Nevertheless, I have have been watching and hearing numerous conservative Republicans elected to Congress in the Republican Party Revolution of 1994 stating that same exact objection to a Newt Gingrich presidency for years now every time the subject came up. Hence, you definitely are a RINO if you believe Coburn's honest opinion of Newt Gingrich is a brutal attack. Indeed, all the conservatives who actually served under him and worked with him all say the same exact thing: that they all don't want Newt Gingrich to be president.

            In any event, Newt Gingrich's campaign will simply implode in time, I only hope it is before he becomes the Republican Party nominee, and either way if Newt Gingrich does win the Republican Party nomination, Obama will inevitably win in another major landslide like he did last time. Too bad you amnesty supporting RINO establishment Republicans don't have any better candidate to sink all your eggs into instead of a two timing has-been.

          • Stephen_Brady

            I meant, "Don't try to tell me that FOX is in Gingrich's pocket".

            OYM, the problem with your theory is that Coburn has been attacking Gingrich, for several weeks. Given the question that Wallace asked, he had to know what the answer would be.

            First what is a RINO? I believe in limited government, lower taxes, and the government living within its means. If that means that I am a RINO, I freely accept it. Other people have called me a "NEOCON", simply because I don't believe that America should withdraw from the world, given the nature of the states that will fill the vacuum, namely, Russia and China.. If that makes me a NEOCON, then I freely accept it..

            My friend, I started out supporting Michelle Bachmann. I would dearly love to keep supporting her candidacy. However, I do not want to waste my vote. Santorum hasn't got a chance, and Cain is out. It's a two-man race, in my opinion, and one of the candidates strongly "resembles" the current President. To me, Gingrich is a known factor that I can deal with, especially with and through a GOP Congress.

            One last thing, don't bring up the Mormon issue. I could care less.

            It's possible that Gingrich's campaign will implode. If it does, and Romney gets the nod, then I will proudly vote for him. But there is simply no reason that my choice of candidates should bring out such a rash of emotion from you. It is simply a choice.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Hey, I'm not emoting. You are the one that is emoting, and it's not my fault that your actions betray your words. Hey…it's obvious and it is not my fault. I didn't write your garbage. You did.

          • Stephen_Brady

            I was "emoting"? Where?

            The classic definitions of "emote" is "To give expression to emotion, especially in acting".

            Where, in the post that you responded to, where I was "emoting"? I expressed an opinion, and ended by suggesting that your post was full of emotion.

            Note, that I never came close to saying anything like "your garbage", did I? You called me a RINO, and I added the term "Neocon" … which some RP supporters have called me … and attempted to reason with you why I am not those things. You respond by saying that my, "actions betray my words" But I have not been "acting". I have been "responding".

            I have kept calm and reasonable, and used logic to debate with you. You, on the other hand, poison the wells constantly (which is a term in logic), and engage in ad hominems and misdirections.

            Might I suggest to you that you are not qualified to debate, but to yell?

            You are a supporter of Romney, and I support Gingrich. Can we not agree to disagree, and get on with our lives? Or, do you have some more "emoting" to do? …

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Give me a break, that's a crock of crap. The MSM, George Soros, and Fox News have all been vilifying and demonizing Romney for months now at the same time they have been camouflaging the fact that Romney's biggest hangup has been his Mormonism. However, they can't exploit that area without revealing at the same time that they are bigoted. Hence, instead they simply continue to cite the same old objections that Romney time and time again has successfully countered over and over and over again ad nauseum in the debates, as if Romney never had participated in any of the debates at all to begin with.

            In addition, all these same objections were also successfully countered in the 2008 debates as well. Yet, the MSM and Fox News continue to deliberately ignore the fact that Romney has successfully countered all of those objections and thus continues to cite them over and over and over again ad nauseum, despite the fact that the real reason people have been reluctant to support Romney has nothing to do with any those silly charges, but has everything to do with the fact instead that Romney is a Mormon. Thus, the MSM and Fox News is covering up what is bigotry and indulging in it at the same time because they want to stop Romney at all cost.

            As for as Fox News is concerned, their biggest objections to Romney is the fact that he is a true conservative and also against amnesty, as Fox News was always and still is the biggest cheerleader of the totally incompetent and leftwing Bush administration that morphed the Republican Party into the second coming of the Dhimmicrat Party, and in fact is also the official news network of record for behind the beltway country club RINO establishment Republicans that have been lobbying for decades, even before Reagan was elected, for the Republican Party to toss its conservative base under the bus.

            Thus, despite perceptions, Fox News is actually anti-conservative as the Bush administration is the most incompetent leftwing administration ever in American history, and if you disagree with my accurate characterization of the Bush administration as being incompetent and leftwing then it means that like a Dhimmicrat on steroids you also supported the Bush administration's greatest expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government ever in history, which created at the same time the biggest boondoggles ever created in the history of mankind and that did absolutely nothing whatsoever to make the homeland safer other than to create a false sense of security so that Bush could increase mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. It also means that you also fully support Bush's insane and misguided “War on Terror,” which inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history, and that you believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists. Thus, no wonder you support Gingrich and amnesty, you are still a big Bush supporter like Fox News. Indeed, your actions speak louder than words.

            Hence, your claim that you are a Tea Party supporter is ludicrous, you are a leftwing RINO and you could care less about conservatism, which is why you support abandoning conservative core principles and values and throwing conservatives under the bus at the same time in favor of pandering to liberal Hispanic voters instead. Indeed, your actions speak much louder than words.

            Thus, you can support Gingrich all you want, but don't try to claim that you are a conservative and a Tea Party supporter at the same time, because unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, your actions speak louder than words, and your actions betray your words and reveal that you are a RINO.

            And I have never seen Newt Gingrich with "egg on his face" in any debate,

            A couple of debates ago, when all the other candidates were ganging up against Mitt Romney and trying to mischaracterize Massachusetts' healthcare system, which they deliberately mislabel as Romneycare to deliberately and erroneously insinuate that it was the model for Obamacare, Newt Gingrich jumped into the middle of the ruckus to falsely accuse Mitt Romney of being disingenuous with respect to individual mandates.

            However, Mitt Romney quickly responded by pointing out that the idea for individual mandates for Massachusetts actually had come from Newt Gingrich himself and the Heritage Foundation, and then subsequently Romney also forced Gingrich to admit that until just very recently Newt Gingrich had been championing, supporting, and lobbying for individual mandates on a federal level and for a one size fits all liberal federal healthcare solution and only recently had dropped that support when he decided to run for president.

            Indeed, if that isn't egg on your face, then nothing is. Thus, Newt Gingrich was for a federal level individual mandate before he flip flopped and is now against it. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney unlike Newt Gingrich has never ever supported individual mandates on an federal level and unlike Newt Gingrich has also never ever supported a one size fits all federal healthcare solution.

            – continued below

  • Fred Dawes

    It a sad world and this nation will become mexico soon, with people like obama and newt running us all into the hands of the one world bankers.

  • Maxie

    We've been in "the hands of one world bankers" at least since Jacob Schiff stuffed a ton of money into Leon Trotsky's pocket to finance the Russian Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.

  • Steve

    Didn't the Leftist MSM destroy Newt back in the 90's?

    • Stephen_Brady

      They certainly attempted to do so, Steve. He assisted them, to some degree, by his extreme combativeness, back then. It seems that he has learned from his previous experiences, and isn't likely to repeat them. He is, after all, the smartest man in any room he walks into.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Obama is the stupidist, my what a contrast though I would not count myself
        out in my never humble opinion, could Newt be smarter than I, hummmnnnn……
        nope, I win, but that's only my opinion……..I will keep out of rooms with
        him in it to be safe……………………………………….:)……………William

        • Stephen_Brady

          I am perfectly willing to exclude you from being less smart than Newt, when he walks into a room you occupy, William. Point conceded!

  • angel nova

    Let's put it like this, I will vote for any monkey over that Muscum who will sell this country to the followers of that evil cult, Islam, that I consider the greatest threat of America. Newt will do it and I don't care about his private life. And Obama? Why are the liberals not talking about his homosexuality and the cause of death of his three dead gay lovers just before he run for president in 2008, huh??

    • Stephen_Brady

      The story you told at the end of your post I haven't heard, before. Do you have a good website or other source where this is fully-documented?

      Except for the death of the three men, I would love for this story to be true (although he couldn't be prosecuted for it until he is out of office).

  • Kevin Stroup

    Newt is a RINO. Do not let the MSM elect him as the GOP candidate.

  • g-man

    Newt is a liberal progressive globalist that is lying.In the past he supported cap and trade and global warming legislation.He supported outsourcing by voting for NAFTA and GATT and the WTO.He supported " Most favored nation status" for China.He supported the endangered species act ,the clean air act ,fairness doctrine ,heath care mandate ,dept. of education ,and lobbied for fannie and freddie.But the most alarming of all was his statement to the "Center for strategic and international affairs " he said "The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our constitution ,either we rethink our constitution or rethink our process of making decisions."Obama and Newt have something in common they both want to change our constitution .I wish for a candidate that will OBEY THE CONSTITUTION AND NOT LIE!!!! I will not vote for council on foreign relations member Newt Gingrich under any circumstance .

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Chez juxtaposed to Barry Obama, the corpse of Gadaffi would look good.
    Your point of his engineering a balanced budget is very important. My problem
    with Newt is he is more of the same, it may be better than Barry but who
    wouldn't be, maybe the Castro brothers or Satan but that may be to close to
    call. In a Nation of 300 million Americans where is the National hero, full of
    fury and ready to make right all of the insufferable wrongs of the day.
    Who will lead, who will take America forward to stability and strength under
    a restored Constitution?…………………………………………….William

  • WilliamJamesWard

    True Obama must be removed from Office and as to hero's, I would be
    satisfied for a politician that did not walk on our backs……
    Regards…………….William