What is your political mood right now?
Poll open until 10 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, March 1, 2012.
What is your political mood right now? (1-10, worst-best)
Hi everyone, I’m new so be kind. I’ve been following the discussions on this site for some time and decided I need to join in. I picked 6 but it’s a nervous, down in the mouth sort of six. I’m also, as the founder of the local Utica NY tea party, gung ho for Newt. My sister was a district organizer for his campaign for the house. So he’s sort of in our blood. What worries me is that today Santorum was saying that he’s up in Tenn, and Okla. and that Newt is third in Ohio. I find that hard to believe, and perhaps it’s just his way of making us think he’s the real conservative, but if that’s, I’m a minus 10. I can’t understand why people would go with someone who has no actual experience at running anything. We have that now and you see how that’s working out. Anyway, that’s my two cents worth.
Welcome, Bittersweet —
I’m so glad to hear you and your sister are for NEwt.
Remember, everything the MSM or Santorum or Romney says is highly, highly suspect. Would you advise Snow White to trust the wicked queen? Same deal. the only question you ask is, hmmmm I wonder if any of THAT is true? Never, never, never trust Drudge or NYT or even Fox without verifying. Just say, hmmmmm I wonder if that’s true.
My spirits were considerably brightened tonight when I had a chance to hear the caller to Rush today, Kate in Rockford, Illinois. She says NEwt has a strategy. I wrote a lot of it down and it’s in a comment on this thread in response to DINORightMarie.
(If you key command-F simultaneously for “find,” and type in Kate from Rockford in the little window that shows up in the upper right corner of the page, I think it will come up. then you can read it.)
Newt is being ignored by the MSM. They hope Newt will disappear. We just have to live through this time. The campaign is gathering supporters. The campaign is getting strong and better, but it’s just under the radar. Newt is rising because NEwt has solutions we want.
So welcome, Bittersweet. Together, we will restore our country. Getting Newt elected president is just the beginning.
I’m absolutely sick and tired of the whole mess, but there wasn’t a choice lower than “1”.
The animosity has reached an unbelievable level, and that’s just between GOP hopefuls. Both parties laughingly support a belief that “their guy” can straighten our mess out.
We’re too far gone; Washington will never change, regardless of person or party, and anyone who believes otherwise is an idealistic dreamer.
I’d advise putting hopes of a political solution aside and concentrating on stockpiling necessities such as food, water, and ammo – and don’t skimp on the latter.
Newt would be the best against Obama and, I think, for the country. However, it seems too many can’t get beyond his past. It’s not clear what any of the others we see now will do to straighten out the government and the economy – and REALLY doing it is going to be difficult and painful for a lot of us. Commissions, study groups, super committees, delays, compromises – none will work. They just prolong the problems and make it more difficult to address them ourselves, if we ever do, or more disastrous if we find ourselves confronted with a calamity beyond our control. Anyone who beats Obama and really goes after the government and economy will be crucified constantly and unmercifully. Each and every fix will be met with howls of outrage and a deluge of law suits from everywhere. We are up to our eyeballs in debt, regulations and regulators, our laws are a shamble, and money supply is through the roof (the part of high gasoline prices no one talks about). The debt grows by the minute and the others become more deeply entrenched as more come on stream week after week. I’ll vote ABO. I’m pessimistic. I want to be wrong.
Owego — In life, we have a choice.
Here, you can choose to be with the George Washington crowd and face all of this and call it what it is, and rally the American People to save their country.
Or you can help the corrupt statist tyrants who love nothing better than for you to feel helpless and hopeless so they can continue to steal your rights and your property until you have to ask them for a place to live, medical care and food to eat.
Your attitude is your responsibility. What you choose to watch is up to you. Friends don’t let friends watch CNN. Or sometimes even Fox. Or sometimes even listen to Rush. Certainly not read Drudge. I know this time is hard.
Have you taken a moment to refresh your spirit with some American History or some strategy whereby we will restore our country. That’s actual hope for real change.
Remember the election of 2010. There is a huge energy in America to restore our country.
The MSM want you to think you’re all alone. WEll, you’re not. You’re with us.
Find the little notes about what Kate from Rockford, Illinois said today on Rush. Newt has GOT this thing!
Keep the faith! Power to the People!
Matt Towery, at Southern Political Report:
“While the Gingrich team spoke of the need to see Mitt Romney lose his ‘home state’ the reality of Rick Santorum going down after his campaign and the PAC supporting him spent a fortune in Michigan is stark. The bloom is now officially off the Santorum rose. Enter Gingrich… The pro-Gingrich PAC has suddenly received a major cash infusion from its greatest proponent just in time to save the former Speaker of the House from endless negative Romney associated ads in Gingrich’s ‘home state’ of Georgia. In addition, the Gingrich forces now have ads up in numerous states where they believe their man can accumulate delegates. The Gingrich PAC’s Georgia ad… drives the central issue of questioning Romney’s true conservative bona fides. It will likely be enough to give Newt Gingrich a win in the Peach State, allowing him some (if not scant) time to aim at a few other states. With Santorum’s drop Gingrich could become a last minute substitute for the ‘anyone but Mitt’ vote in Tennessee and Oklahoma. With so little time left, Ohio becomes problematic for Gingrich. But Alaska and several other states could yield delegates to Newt.”
WTH? Now on Drudge – LAZARUS RISING AGAIN?! Newt tracking up in polls! Certo!
I do love the smell of effective strategy in the morning.
I picked ‘8’. Newt sees the big picture. Though it may hurt some people, Obama’s financial chickens are coming home to roost late summer (at the latest). The Bernanke and/or Geithner will have to be thrown under the bus to save President Algae, but it will make him wish his only issue was an Iranian Hostage Crisis. Don’t forget who is firmly in Newt’s corner…..Art Laffer. ‘nough said.
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Newtcerto, Dino, Hope, Browndog, Tammy, Raven & Prof. – thanks guys, I put a 4 but feel closer to a 6 (and hopefully going up in few days)after reading your specific posts & Prof. thank you for allowing us to vent!!! Also thanks to all of you who keep us in touch with the other web sites (good or bad news) and provide great links for verifing, & great footage of news I myself don’t always find. Surfing the net for me is like going to the Dentist, (especially when looking for any decent political insight)rarely pleasant (Fox News), sometimes excrutiatingly painful (pretty much any MSM – Huffpost, Daily Kos, Realclear polt.) but is definetly something I can’t ignore without causing myself more pain. Coming here, even on bad days, lifts up my spirits and reminds me to pull-up my big girl pants and get out there and fight for my child’s future. NEWT NEEDS TO BE PROPELLED BY THE PEOPLE – HE’S TRULY A GIFTED LEADER, BUT THERE MUST ALSO BE SOLDIERS TO WIN THIS FIGHT. If you haven’t volunteered, you don’t have to, simply go to more conservative blogs and state WHY NEWT IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE TO TURN AMERICA AROUND. It’s that simple. Go to twitter and put the #250newt hash on you tweets. Advertising works – and this is all FREE ADVERTISING!
Hey, thanks, ThreeputtinIL.
I agree. This fight is about the future of our children and grandchildren.
Also, have you seen yet what Kate in Rockford, Illinois said today on Rush? Newt has GOT this thing!
Remember that the MSM is trying to sap your spirit. They want you to feel hopeless. They want you to be hypnotized so you can’t think a different way from what they offer. It’s a kind of poison. Even when it’s not political, it make you feel as if the world is a meaningless place with meaningless wickedness. Beware the MSM. I’m not saying never watch them, but be very aware and very discerning and very sparing.
I think we are seeing the advent of the Army of Davids that Glenn Reynolds of InstaPundit wrote about so presciently in his book by that name. Newt is going to have the energy and genius of the AMerican People behind him.
That is what the campaign is all about. Freedom, Constitutional government, the founding documents, fair play.
Courage! We’re in this together. And remember, even a few minutes listening to one of Newt’s speeches about American History or THE PLAN can refresh you.
Did you listen to Levin, one of his last callers was a Newt supporter, he said to her “You really want to shake things up” I found that an odd comment for him to make considering he is a Santorum guy, however, my thought on it was – You damn right we do! Isn’t that what this country needs now and Newt will shake things up and save us. Now is the time, Washington is the place and Newt is our man!!
I was so motivated after that, I donated again to his campagin! LOL
Hi Terri —
I haven’t been listening to Levin. He’s not on the air in my area, and I listen to him, when I do, on the internet. But I was pretty shocked that a man of Levin’s insight, acumen and caliber would support Santorum. Santorum is all about cultural flame wars. Have you seen the video of Santorum saying he doesn’t support the TEA Party? Please.
NEWT AT TEA PARTY MAJOR TURNING POINT – THIS IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAYING NO MORE BIG SPENDING – LET’S GET THE GOVERNMENT UNDER CONTROL
(Also Santorum saying he doesn’t trust the TEA Parties)
So I haven’t been seeking Levin out. Although I do think Levin is generally a brilliant guy.
I’m sure you know Levin interviewed Newt last week.
I was impressed with the professional way Levin conducted the interview. He asked questions that I thought went right to the heart of what we need to know — what will you do about the economy, which Supreme Court justices do you think are best —
You’ve probably heard it, but here it is:
NEWT GINGRICH TALKS TO MARK LEVIN
Terri, thanks for the direct communication. It feels good to know we are all working in the same direction. I enjoy reading your comments and I often learn something new, which I pretty much always appreciate. Thanks!
WE do want to shake things up if that means breaking up the cozy, corrupt Establishment between money and power that “American’s Ruling Class” has managed to construct for themselves.
Remember this? Angelo Codevilla from July, 2010 “America’s Ruling Class” http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print
Hi Hope Change,
Yes, I listen to Mark Levin more than Rush these days. I listened to Rush today though. My husband is a big fan of Mark and he seems more fair in his reporting and has defended Newt when needed, which is more than I can say for Glenn Beck, who broke my heart with the way he went off on Newt constantly for weeks maybe even months (which I stopped watching/listening to ALL together) Yes, I find it odd that he supports Santorum especially after reading his Ameritopia, doesnt fit Santorum AT ALL – The Teaparty, etc.. Oh well.Thanks for the links I have seen a couple of them but not “Angelo Codevilla from July, 2010 “America’s Ruling Class” will watch it! Thanks again for the conversation, it’s nice to have someone to “talk” to that shares the passion regarding Newt!
Ditto, Terri — glad I came back and scrolled through and found your reply.
I feel momentum building like a tea kettle getting ready to whistle as Super Tuesday comes up. I hope so!
— and we may be about to see something very spectacular. I hope so!
Is there a “Voting ‘Present'” option?
Sorry – put wrong info on hashtag – s/b #250gas. And Hope – no problem – keep on reminding us THAT THERE IS A WAY – IT’S UP TO US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND WE DO HAVE THE POWER WHEN UNITED. Sorry so corny – but it’s still true!
My friend ThreeputtinIL,
what they have made us feel is “corny” are some of the most vital feelings about life and freedom that any human being can have or express.
Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for expressing your strength and determination when you say, “THERE IS A WAY – IT’S UP TO US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND WE DO HAVE THE POWER WHEN UNITED.”
It does more good than we can possibly measure or maybe even imagine.
Thank you!! Namaste, ThreeputtinIL!
Ok, I feel a little better now
mitty only got half the votes in Michigan and Rick got the other half
Thank you to all those of you who said “Hi, and Hello,” I think I’m going to like it here. I see where Thomas Sowell had some fine things to say about Newt. I have to say that the biggest selling point for me concerning the candidates is that Newt is a man of big idea’s. He’s not just satisfied to say lets fix the economy. He say’s “and after that we’re going to do this or that. We’re going to be a great nation again. Do great things, go back to the moon.” People thought Kennedy was a little nutty when he said that but we did it and look at all that came from it. We’re using one of the inventions right now.
I read some of the comments on other sites and I just shake my head. People are commenting on things that have long since been proven untrue. Oh, he’s been married three times. Yeah, and so have half the people in Hollywood but we still spend money to see their movies, and buy their records. Oh, he was involved with Fannie and Freddie. Yeah but he never passed a health care bill that was the blue print for ObamaCare. I could go on, but to spare all of you, I won’t.
I work at the polls on election day, and I do believe that a Constitution test should be given. If you don’t pass, you don’t vote. In our last election we had a woman bring in her two girls both under ten. She shows them the ballot and then said “Okay, who should we vote for.” I almost ripped the pen out of her hand and used it to write Shame on her forehead. I didn’t because a friend stopped me.
Anyway, thanks for listening.