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Romney campaign sends mass email quoting Pelosi threat against Newt (Update: Pelosi backs off)

Romney campaign sends mass email quoting Pelosi threat against Newt (Update: Pelosi backs off)

I told you this morning that anti-Newt forces would try to use Nancy Pelosi’s claim that she had secret information about Newt.

And the Romney campaign didn’t waste any time, sending out a mass e-mail quoting Pelosi as well as Romney attacking Newt on Fox & Friends about Pelosi’s statement.

Here’s the e-mail (click to enlarge):

Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.

Update:  Just as the Romney campaign was seeking to use Pelosi’s threat, Pelosi was backing off Pelosi’s office says she has no new dirt on ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich (h/t Weasel Zippers):

 “The ‘something’ Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be President of the United States. She made that clear last night,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement….

But on Wednesday, Hammill repeated that all of the information from the investigation is in the public realm.

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RexGrossmanSpiral | January 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

That video is hard to watch because I can feel the evil seeping from Nancy’s aura.

I literally feel scared when I watch it – most evil woman I have ever laid eyes upon. A monster.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to RexGrossmanSpiral. | January 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Sprinkle some holy water on her and watch her burn. Nothing to be scared of. Now, the witch doctor in Africa who hid his wife private parts so she can’t find it to go cheat on him, now THAT is scary.

Pelosi, the brand conservatives trust.

Oh wow… I was for Perry before he dropped out and then started getting behind Newt. If I hadn’t already done so, this would clearly eliminate any reservation about standing behind Mitt.

I am 200% against Obama, Pelosi and Reid…. and to think a Republican nominee would even begin to think he needs help from one of those three, or that I’m going to be swayed by what one of those three says…. un-friggin-believable!!

DocWahala – is waiting for the new Romney bumper stickers … “Mitt in 2012 – endorsed by Obama”

    Rubio’s scolding Newt for… um, assuming the assumptions of the left in his attack on Romney.

    Isn’t that what Romney is doing going with the “Pelosi knows” bit of crap ?

Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.
Poetry, Professor.

    imfine in reply to ClinkinKy. | January 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I think the bigger point to be made, is that global warming isn’t a liberal / conservative issue. Its a problem that reasonable people can believe exists especially with all the papers and sciencetists backing it. Now the liberal co-option of the issue and to use it as a vehicle for destroying the private sector is another story. But if Newt really believed at the time he sat down on that couch that the threat was real, then thats just a matter of an honest man who in retrospect was being defrauded by some very cynical people looking to cash in on.

      wodiej in reply to imfine. | January 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      there was alot of conservatives besides Gingrich who were on the global warming wagon too until the evidence was proven faulty. No one talks about that.

    GrumpyOne in reply to ClinkinKy. | January 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    ” ‘Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.’
    Poetry, Professor.”

    Yep, or it could be construed as Newt’s baggage continuing to follow him which is not to be unexpected.

    I still maintain the Newt is an undisciplined loose canon who will get himself back in hot water. The only question is as to when…

    It seems that former-Speaker Pelosi is suffering from a case of Möbius-rectum, her head is so far up her ass that it as wrapped around a couple of times.

“Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.”

Haha! Nice! I nominate that “Tweet of the Day.”

Now we see Pelosi’s game. She just suckered the Stepford Candidate big time. She was waiting for any GOP candidate to use it, only to then disavow it, leaving that GOP candidate vulnerable on two counts: siding with Pelosi and getting outplayed by Pelosi.

What Romney is doing here, for people paying attention, is reaffirming his longstanding collusions with the Left. This man isn’t merely a “moderate”, he’s the vilest kind of prevaricating Vichyite tool of the Left. I just wonder how many are paying attention.

This is an effete imitation of Obama’s “audacity.” Romney thinks this was the lesson he needed to learn after 2008. If he didn’t show this kind of viciousness before it was only because he thought he could coast to the nomination on money. But he couldn’t, because he’s a lousy and patently phony politician, a morally hollow, hapless and charmless figure who offers the people nothing but the personification of endlessly adjustible calculation and total ambition. He doesn’t have a conservative bone in his body. He doesn’t even have the courage of his “audacity” that Obama had. His imminent and ignominious end is essential to the survival of the republican party.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | January 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I would still vote for Mitt over B Hussein O.
But the tide is going out on the Romney candidacy. Time for all the ABN (anyone but Newt) forces to find a new figurehead.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to JimMtnViewCaUSA. | January 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    What the ABNs need to catch onto is this: The left has intensified its grooming of the American people to hate the highly successful and wealthy since the Obama administration took over. There is much evidence of this, and a recent example is the administration’s and Pelosi’s vocalized support for the OWS pukes. Romney is wealthy. He has that exact slick Wall Street/Country Club look, polish and background that middle America is being propagandized to despise. If Mitt gets the nomination, the left will then strike like the pit vipers they are. We watched the media chew through Pawlenty, Bachmann, Cain and Perry. Yet they’ve never chewed on Mitt – Mitt who’s never received more than about 30% support from the broader Republican membership. I conclude that Mitt is being set up as the straw man “rich Wall Street guy” the left would love to run against. And that doesn’t even reach the topic of his being an empty $2,000 suit and a wimp.

    ABNs need to understand this NOW and come to grips with the fact that Mitt is not electable. He stands as a glossy cardboard cutout of Wall Street with a big, red target on his chest.

Now Pelosi is essentially saying she won’t go as far Left as Romney.

Romney in his cravenness and desperation has even outdone Pelosi, and demonstrated he has even less honor. That’s a feat.

Didn’t we go through this with San Fran Nan about two or three months ago, including the same backing off bit? Nothing like a Democrat once again stating her oft-repeated meme.

Romney just keeps digging that hole of unlikeability. I don’t care that he’s rich or that he’s Mormon but if I want a self-serving arrogant SOB as POTUS might as well keep the one we’ve got.

Keeping in line with previous Pelosi pronouncements, I guess we will have to elect Newt to find out what she knows.

so…pelosi doesn’t like newt?

isn’t this kind of a ringing endoresement for newt, given how even democrats feel about her?

if newt was smart he waould make a big issue out of this.

if romney was less than intelligent he would make a big issue out of this.

lesse-wapo and the NYT don’t like him. old school republicans don’t like him. dems can’t stand him.

what’s not to like about newt? like wc fields said, “I never voted FOR anybody”.

StrangernFiction | January 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

So now Pelosi is backing off, thus throwing Willard under the bus. Oh this just keeps getting richer and richer.

FWIW, if Newt is going to get all pious about Romney’s tax returns,there’s probably at least a philosophical argument that Newt should release his entire report (as he would say “So we don’t get surprised in September.”)

Of course the same logic that I applied to the Newt PAC casting of Bain applies here 1000 fold over, this is not the way to cast it, never never never never. So yeah. Epic fail on what may have actually been a resonable request.

    Brian Epps in reply to tsrblke. | January 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    But on Wednesday, Hammill repeated that all of the information from the investigation is in the public realm.

    Literacy is your friend. You should introduce yourself to it.

      tsrblke in reply to Brian Epps. | January 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Oh, I’m sorry I just tend to ignore crap from Pelosi spokespeople. My bad, I’ll trust them on in the future.
      Additionally, I wasn’t entirely clear what he meant by that.
      In I’ll stand by what I said before, it may have been a viable line of attack if he had used Newt’s own words against him, but he didn’t rendering it stupid and self-defeating.

So Romney is saying, “Vote for me! I’m not even a leader!”

Well, I guess he saved the Salt Lake City Olympics which had been driven to the brink by corruption (if I recall correctly), so there’s that.

But he was dragged into Bain Capital. He was a “me, too” investor at Staples, and his most recent leadership “accomplishmnet” was RomneyCare which is in the process of both bankrupting Massachusetts while at the same time destroying the health care system in the state. And, remember, RomneyCare is his proudest achievement. Well, except for rumormongering, mudslinging, and taking credit for other peoples’ successes.

    GrumpyOne in reply to OCBill. | January 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    OCBill sez:

    “Well, I guess he saved the Salt Lake City Olympics which had been driven to the brink by corruption (if I recall correctly), so there’s that.”

    And you don’t think that this country has been driven to the same “brink” by the current administration? Seems to me that of all the current candidates, only Romney comes out squeaky clean… No scandals to be found here.

    And, Romney has also “walked the walk” in economic terms, (along with Cain), and is a “doer” as opposed to a “talker.”

    Now, if Gingrich ends up with the nomination, I will support him because the current campaigner-in-chief simply needs to go his separate way…

      I don’t think anyone complains that Romney isn’t a “do-er”. I think we complain about what he’s done: RomneyCare, government-paid abortions, support for Planned Parenthood, a record of appointing Democrats to the judiciary, etc.

““You have to live to in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatic $20 million a year income for no work to have a fantasy this far from reality,” Mr. Gingrich said. “This is an Obama-level fantasy… He certainly shows no concern for the humanity of people who are already here.”

This is the guy you want me to support? This, and Jim G’s post about Newt this morning has convinced me that I will not be voting Gingrich. This guy is is a rank opportunist, and you haven’t yet convinced me otherwise.

    Brian Epps in reply to greyseal. | January 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    So criticizing Mitt “I know what it’s like to fear a pink slip” Romney as being a phoney (standard political fare) is now an unforgivable sin?

”The ‘something’ Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be President of the United States. She made that clear last night,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement….

Considering Nancy’s track record on predictions, could we not view this as an endorsement from God?

Who are the jackasses running Romney’s campaign? I am starting to lose faith in his handlers. Still ABO and OMG.

    GrumpyOne in reply to Towson Lawyer. | January 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Some of this can be directly attributed to the dumbing down of America by a failed public educational system.

    These days, most people make their decisions based on emotion rather than rational thought.

    I prefer to make my decisions based on past performance and as I mentioned in another reply, only Cain and Romney have “walked the walk” when it comes to fixing trouble entities in an economic sense…

The following observation has probably already been made, but I can’t find it:
The Pres showed his class warfare campaign plan in the SOTU last night. Buffet needs to pay more tax than his secretary. People like Buffet (read Romney) should do the same. He must be rid of Mr Newt in order to be assured that he will face Romney. Should that be followed up by DUH?

    Midwest Rhino in reply to BillyTex. | January 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    apparently the average taxpayer really only pays 12%, since their are a lot of “standard deductions”. So can we see what Buffet’s secretary makes, since she allegedly pays a higher rate? Is she making six figures?

    And we should remember income from investments in corporations has already been taxed at the corporate level. The individual 15% is the “second bite from the apple” that the government is taking.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      The Warren Buffett vs his secretary thing is apples and oranges. They’re comparing Buffett’s capital gains rate to her federal income rate, the key word being ‘rate’. The Fed income withholding rate is higher than capital gains rate and, unlike Fed income witthholding, has already been taxed at least once. It’s all standard Obaman/Dem cynical word games to prey on the low info voter.

      Midwest Rhino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Well Forbes must read this blog .. this afternoon they answered my question … and figure she might make $200 – 500K.

      apparently the average taxpayer really only pays 12%, since their are a lot of “standard deductions”.

      Single people without kids or mortgages, making W-2 wages, and also paying FICA on earned income pay relatively high rates.

      And we should remember income from investments in corporations has already been taxed at the corporate level. The individual 15% is the “second bite from the apple” that the government is taking.

      That’s dividend income, isn’t it, not capital gains?

      Romney and those like him are benefiting from tax breaks intended to be for the growth of invested capital where value is being produced, not for players shifting already existing wealth to themselves under circumstances in which no real personal investment or risk was undertaken.

In other news, Romney is not going to repeal Obamacare, per his advisers:

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/25/romney-advisor-no-obamacare-repeal/

“We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what’s been done.”

…hummm, so its a good bill, it just needs to be tweaked around the edges, right?

I guess that goes right along with Obama is “not a bad guy, he is just inexperienced”

*facepalm*

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Darkstar58. | January 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    What’s comical about this collection of remarks is that it assumes Mitt knows what’s in the bill. Is this because it’s patterned after Romneycare? Or, gee, did Pelosi fill Mitt in on it before the bill was passed, just like she supposedly filled him in on the ethics investigation details?

    Romney simply cannot, for political reasons, state that he will repeal Obamacare. To do so would be to admit the disaster that Romneycare is. What a stupendoudly craven and opportunistic, grasping little creature he is. Gollum and The Precious.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | January 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      It’s a sign that **no matter what’s in Obamacare** the Romney team intends to amend it only where it is politically expedient to do so. In other words, pure, unadulterated RINO squishyness coming down the pike if Romney is nominated and elected.

      And Romney knows damn well what’s in Obamacare – he wrote +90% of it in Massachusetts.

        But all that the Romney campaign asks from Americans is that we simply “Believe.” Yes, just close your eyes, click your heels together, and “believe.” I’m not making this up: Romney’s t-shirts over at his website have the word “Believe” plastered on them over a map of America. Yep, that’s really going to inspire people to vote for him.

If you read the full context of Pelosi’s comments, it becomes pretty clear that what she “knows” she knows from her gut, not from her brain.

This is why I don’t like Romney. Instead of condemning Pelosi’s threats, he is exploiting the situation to further attack Gingrich.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III | January 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I wonder what Pelosi might know. The ethics charges against Gingrich were about his teaching a college course while he was a member of congress. The problem was about political content of what Gingrich taught as the course was paid for out of tax exempt funds based upon the course being nonpolical. After 3 years of investigation, the IRS having reviewed every word spoken by Gingrich in that class. Determined the charges were baseless. That being the case, Pelosi can FOAD (farg off and die).

Speaker Pelosi- Visa called! They’re having another IPO and want to know how many shares you want!

[…] domain.  What’s in the public domain is that Newt was cleared of all wrongdoing by the IRS. Professor Jacobson says:  “Newt only sat on the couch with Pelosi, but Romney’s getting in bed with her.” […]

In other other news, Romney attacks Newt for attacking the Media

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/tone-deaf-romney-blasts-gingrich-for-attacking-media-and-liberal-moderators/

It’s very easy to talk down a moderator,” Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”

because apparently Mitt is a “political Rock-star” (like McCain) who loves the media and is eager to engage in whatever tail-chasing exercises they throw his way.

Seriously, why the F* does Mitt think Conservatives should vote for him again? Most Liberal Governors record of the last 50 years (including being the forefather of Obamacare, Cap&Tax and Gay-Marriage), a campaign of slander others with lies or blurred truths, a stance of “fixing” Obamacare instead of repealing (per his advisers) and a decision to attack Newt for not bowing down to the Liberal Media – meanwhile only a “I love America” and “Believe” stance which he believes will have us voting for him…

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Darkstar58. | January 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Dude! It’s his turn, that’s why.

      Remember, Rep. outsider GW Bush bumped next in line McCain for eight, yes eight, years. But the Reps. went back to McCain.

      Wouldn’t it be great if Romney had to wait for eight years after Rep. outsider Newt.’s two terms.

        McCoy2k in reply to davod. | January 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        How was McCain next in line in 2000? It was wide-open. The closest people capable of being perceived as being the next-in-line from the 1996 cycle were Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, and Lamar Alexander. McCain was just the favorite go-to Republican CNN depended upon to bash other Republicans. McCain’s candidacy would have gone nowhere if CNN ignored him in the 90s.

    Every time I think his self-abasing sock-puppeting of the Left can’t get any more pathetic, he comes through. He’s now defending the noble and put-upon media against Newt’s bullying abuse? Unbelievable.

We told you Romney is a Liberal.
He’s using Alinsky tactics by repeating a lie over and over until people think it’s the truth.
Told ya!

Romney’s advisors previously worked on the McCain and Democratic campaigns. The advisors that were so effective managing McCain’s communications about Palin.

After the IRS determined the charges were baseless, did Newt get reimbursed? Seems to me it was owed him. If not, he should ask for it now, plus interest!

    wodiej in reply to MAB. | January 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    What a slap in the face eh? Pay for your own investigation of being charged w ethics violations that you were cleared for. Somethin’ wrong w that!

“Newt sat on a couch with Pelosi. The Romney campaign is getting in bed with her.
Poetry, Professor.” Truly poetic.

A bit too graphic for my usual tastes. I wonder who is screwing whom, and to what end.

Sorry for the failure in decorum Professor, but you did bring it up.

Mittens proves YET AGAIN that he is as out of touch with the American people as Obama is. WE DON’T CARE what Ninny Piglousy has to say about ANYTHING! Go NEWT!

[…] (wrongly in my view ) as attacking Romney “from the left” were silent, even as the Romney camp openly embraced Nancy Pelosi’s blackmail and ran ads featuring Pelosi threatening to reveal secret information […]

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