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Newt a “RINO among Rhinos”?

Newt a “RINO among Rhinos”?

You have got to be kidding me.  This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top:

Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of  “you need to get on my level” pomposity, so… wash)….

Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility. I lamented about this when it happened, but the day that the “true conservative” Newt Gingrich committed the one unforgivable political sin — throwing free enterprise under the bus — was among the most disillusioning I’ve yet experienced (but… I’m still young. I’m sure I can look forward to plenty more of that in the future, womp womp.) While I’ll admit that he had several shining, brilliant moments of insight when even I cheered, the conservative cause should be all too glad to see the back of him….

With ‘conservatives’ like Newt Gingrich, who needs liberals? If he does continue to act as a conservative voice in an attempt to ‘help’ the Republican cause, let’s hope he uses his wonkishness for good and keeps the damaging blather on lockdown.

We can disagree about Bain, and I do and did disagree with the criticism of Newt on this account, but to treat one of the giants of the conservative movement this way at this moment when he has pledged to help the Romney campaign is disgraceful.

It’s exactly what I was referring to the other day:

Those who nurtured their decades-old grudges and sought to belittle Newt actually belittled themselves.  That so many of them to this day cannot resist getting in their parting shots is a sad commentary on their commentaries.  The Republican and conservative media Lilliputians managed to tie Newt down, but that did not make them giants.

Fortunately, I don’t think Mitt Romney will be as petty and snide.  He will recognize that in order to defeat Obama — which Karl Rove notes will be a tough task — we need to pull together and he will welcome Newt’s support.  I just wish Romney’s supporters showed that same maturity.

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I’ll repeat what I’ve commented before. The three people in the political domain who transformed American conservatism from an unelectable fringe movement into a national force are:

Goldwater. Reagan. Gingrich.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to gs. | April 28, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I soured on Newt when he sat down with Pelosi and when he drifted into some strange camps. And, I told him so. What never changed though is the respect and admiration he won and deserved for fighting the good fight all those years to an empty House chamber, writing legislation, putting forward an agenda that brought the GOP into power in a big way in the 90’s.

    The GOP is to be spat on for their shabby treatment of Newt.

    As for Erika Johnsen, this: “Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,
    And any thing that may not misbecome
    The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.” (Henry V, Act II, Sc. IV, Exeter to the Dauphin)

      nativeaz11 in reply to Juba Doobai!. | April 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Yo, what part of we, as Conservatives, must get into the conversation with liberals that people don’t understand? If we don’t, then the MSM will parrot 24-7 that Conservatives hate clean air and water. Besides, Newt wanted to offer pro-market solutions. He explained this but unfortunately, since no one was listening, he had to come out and say it was a mistake.

    LukeHandCool in reply to gs. | April 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Buckley and Kristol (the father) might deserve spots on that list.

      Indeed. Also, Milton Friedman and surely others who do not immediately come to mind belong on the list of creators of today’s conservatism.

      However, by in the political domain I meant to restrict myself to politicians.

I am in total agreement gs. Goldwater, Reagan, and Gingrich.

I stopped reading HotAir. None of their writers are compelling nor conservative. Erika, never heard of her. Certain members of our so-called conservative media are a joke.

    Casey in reply to NewtCerto. | May 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

    You forgot Ed Morrissey. Certainly he is conservative, as well as an intelligent, thoughtful observer who writes well and always demonstrates great class.

    Please don’t ask me what he’s doing at Hot Air. 😉

Oh, I forgot, I wondered if these same individuals who protected Bain as the prime example of capitalism instead of the epitome of corporatism would protect Big Oil against Sarah Palin when she fought them in Alaska?

I don’t know this man’s proclivities, but one could guess. From Mitt Romney’s own behavior, one should not expect their fans to be either sensible, or honest.

When did sucking money out of the public treasury and taking part in globalist banksterism become “free enterprise?”

Who, exactly, does it free?

(NewtCerto, usually the best term is corporatocracy, though some of it becomes corporatism, too.)

it should’ve been Newt

I’ve been known to criticize Newt but this is, indeed, over the top. He ran an honorable campaign. Imperfect but honorable and that’s more than I can say for Romney.

Oh well. Rather than complain about someone else’s complaining, I guess it’s time to move on and work to defeat Obama.

conservativegram | April 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Every night I do a search on articles about Newt. I have been so disappointed that the mud slinging is still going on. I guess they’re afraid conservatives will still show their loyalty with votes for him? This primary has really opened my eyes. I’m completely disgusted. I stopped reading Hot Air long ago. I hope someday a new Breitbart will investigate and find out who killed the conservative media.
Speaker Gingrich deserves our respect and our thanks. Thank you, Newt Gingrich, for still believing in America.

    Agreed on all counts.

    This primary campaign has been revealing to me too. The elitist hatred of Gingrich and Palin, the frantic need to destroy them both (in Palin’s case, a preemptive effort to keep her from entering which began years ago), has been something to behold. It speaks of an incredible insecurity and smallness.

    Romney is better than Obama. Thrilling. But what does this mean in terms of the opportunity we have before us, in view of the “gift” that Obama’s ruinous presidency represents, how it could pave the way for conservative renewal and political restructuring of Washington toward a new era of limited government.

    I have no confidence anybody in the Republican party is thinking in these terms.

      Hope Change in reply to raven. | April 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      conservativegram and raven, thanks. As usual, you are correct. I agree with you 100%.

      Newt proposes actual, practical, simple solutions that would have our economy humming again in 6 to 18 months. Wealth and surpluses again, pay off the national debt. Modernize the federal bureaucracy. Reduce spending. Require the courts to stay with American traditions. Audit the Fed. Become the greatest manufacturing nation again on the planet. Use modern technology to brilliantly educate our people.

      The same money-and-power-and-influence machine that funds the Left and the Democrat Party is running the GOPE. They have betrayed the American People with money they took our of the US Treasury in the TARP and other bailouts.

      Good, wonderful, smart. fiscal conservatives like Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson (WI Senator) endorsed Romney? Not without arm twisting and even fear, IMO.

      So now they say it’s over. But no one knows what the future holds. The United States has been stupid, and then gotten smart, before.

      I continue to believe that Divine Providence wants the USA to be a free nation and a beacon of hope for others that they, too, can be free and prosperous. I await the unfolding events with interest.

      I hope that God and the American People, together, will help us to solve our problems and learn our lessons in this life without violence. And I’m willing to have miracles.

      I remain committed to the solutions Newt is proposing, whatever happens with this election. Newt’s solutions are brilliant, practical and effective.

      And above all, no matter what, I remain committed to a free, Constitutional America. And I think that is true of just about everyone who reads this blog.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm

She must be the replacement for Tina Korbe. Not sure why she ever got a gig.

Uncle Samuel | April 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I left my comment at the Tip Line.

Romney, who ran the Massachusetts preview of the Obama administration, is not worthy to tie Newt’s shoelaces.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    PS The article was just another snide Romney-bought-and-paid-for hit piece.

    One of the things I despise most about Romney, besides his lying, greed and thievery, are these kinds of articles and all the little Romney smear specialists typing nasty comments about Newt and Callista on the blogs. Reveals a lot about the candidate…just like Obama’s people do a lot about him.

    Moreover, the general election will not be very positive or hopeful…if the ads we have seen from the RNC this week are any indication. Newt would not have approve them.

It will really help the Romney camp if they would end their war against conservatives. Personally, I wish they would just drop the word “conservative” out of their lexicon because every time I hear a Republican use it, I cringe.

Stop pretending already. There is nothing for conservative for voting Romney and we know it. We conservatives had our heads handed to us. Now it’s time to focus on Operation Counterweight because the next White House is going to be fighting conservatives just like every president since Reagan. Expanding the “House 20” who stood the entire government on its head to even the “House 25” is more important than having a Republican majority in the Senate or Rombama beating Obama.

No one seemed to pick up on this today but Congress is trying to pass a bill to RESCUE Sallie Mae with a bipartisan bill where the Dems insist that it be funded by new energy taxes on oil companies while the Republicans, get this, want to fund it by cuts in ObamaCare.

First of all, there is no budget. What are the Republicans cutting?

Second, I thought they were planning to REPEAL ObamaCare?

And third, the Dems are proposing real taxes! So the GOP is again going to cave with another phony compromise? Real taxes vs phony spending cuts? And Romney supported this with a statement that can only be described as a rolling fog bank. Hopeless.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

    It is vinegar and gall to have to vote for Romney. Bitter, bitter, bitter! Why? He despises Conservatives. He despises the GOP. HE IS THE PARTY, as far as he is concerned. The R after his name is just a sop to quiet whatever, but it means nothing. He is a LIBERAL, pretty close to the Communist Obama. Romney has no sense of the Constitution. No sense of the gifts and greatness of America. No sense of anything beyond his burning want of the power of the American presidency.

    It is bitter vinegar and gall to vote for such a man because we Conservatives will be reminded, ad infinitum, that we sacrificed our principles, held our noses, and voted for Mitt Romney.

    In the back of my mind, I’m thinking it’s better to let Rome burn than to sacrifice principle. Then, I think of Barack Hussein Obama and know that had I loved America less, I would sit on my hands whilst that blithering Communist ran her and her greatness into the ground.

    But I can’t. America is worth saving. She stands for something more than Barack Hussein Obama or Willard Romney could ever understand. That’s why I will get off my tush and vote.

    The British battle cry used to be, “For God, England, Harry, and St. George!” Well, today, I inaugurate a new American battle cry: “For God, Constitution, and Liberty!” That is the rock on which America stands.

    “For God, Constitution, and Liberty!”

      dmacleo in reply to Juba Doobai!. | April 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      easy choice for me. I’ll vote my principles (as I always have) and those that vote the herd mentality can blame themselves for the continual slide.
      I said at the beginning there were 2 candidates I will not, under any circumstances, vote for. Paul and Romney.
      and before I hit the post button, people don’t bother dropping the old not voting for romney is a vote for obama meme on me, its pure bullshit and you know it.

Donald Douglas | April 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Well, I previously hammered the “weasels” attacking Newt, and yeah, that’s pretty low calling him a RINO and the same day he starts backing Romney…

“He will recognize that in order to defeat Obama — which Karl Rove notes will be a tough task — we need to pull together and he will welcome Newt’s support. I just wish Romney’s supporters showed that same maturity.”

Exactly.

At some point, they need to stop throwing spitballs at the very people whose supporters they should be wooing – because they need them [us] if they want to see Obama ousted come November.

They’ve got a little over 6 months to make nice with the people they’ve spent the past 10 months trashing. Time starts… now.

Holy God, I am fuming.
How old is this “writer”? 25? 26?
I was a teen when Newt regained the house, but I still remember what he did for the Republican party. Hell, the damn COUNTRY!!!

Shameful little bitch.
And and idiot to boot.

Hey, “conservative” writers: Continue to eat your own, and there will be nothing left of you.

It’s commentators and writers like Ms. Johnsen, who have no sense of historical perspective, no sense of ideals or big ideas and absolutely zero sense of what is proper decorum that have ticked off the TEA Party so thoroughly.

Apparently Ms. Johnsen didn’t see Jeffrey Goldberg’s piece on the Newt being right about going to the Moon. She also probably doesn’t understand the difference between efficient reorganization use of capital as opposed to the Vulture Capitalism that Bain Capital often engaged in of stripping value from otherwise reasonably healthy companies (and there IS a difference). She calls it “throwing free-enterprise under the bus.” It isn’t. It’s sucking the life-blood out of a company like a LEECH without giving anything back and giving the underlying company a disease of weakness in the process.

The Establishment cabal has gotten it’s wish and through a sustained carpet-bombing campaign and denigration of people with big ideas without offering any ideas of their own, and they have gotten the “moderate” candidate. Now they will have to live with that decision.

Romney has been sold to the public as the “electable” Republican candidate that will draw in the Independents. I sincerely hope that he does and I will do everything I can to elect Mitt Romney.

However, should the effort be put in and Romney lose, the Republican party will NEVER get another penny out of me or my extended family, as we well be supporting whatever new party forms out of the disaffected Conservatives who will say “to Hell with not being ignored and taken for granted anymore.”

Nope. The little “writer” girl looks like she’s about 15.
http://townhall.com/columnists/erikajohnsen/

Is this supposed to be the future of conservative writing? She had a job with Townhall?

Someone clue me in as to why the Republicans want clueless twits like THIS on their journalistic teams.

Still fuming, and typing fast, so screw it if I have some typos.

    raven in reply to Tamminator. | April 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Yes. Looks like another preppy protege for Ed Morrissey, keeping up the Hot Air standard of snarky pseudo-conservative squishiness. This follows someone named Tina Korbe, who memorably called Andrew Breitbart “arrogant.” That was about the time I dropped out.

    Browndog in reply to Tamminator. | April 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Keep in mind, that post doesn’t make the homepage unless AP or Allah give it the green light-

    If you just read that post without any idea where it came from, and asked:

    Where was this posted:

    1) Salon.com

    2)a top 5 conservative blog

    Ironically, the writing is giddy that Newt is washed up, and on his way out-

    ..and so is Hot Air.

    Enjoy your new gig, Erika

LukeHandCool | April 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Slightly off topic, but, as there is more to life than politics, in case anyone is wondering if it’s dangerous to pet a rhino like that, that is a white rhino and they are very docile, unlike the black rhino, which is the type that is aggressive.

The white rhino has a flat, squared-off mouth, easily distinguished from the black rhino’s pointed, “beak-shaped” mouth. The former is more of a grazer, the latter a browser.

Honey badgers are not afraid to take on rhinos or Marlin Perkins.

Hot Gas is NOT my favorite site at all. They have trashed Newt from the beginning. None of the “so called” journalists are conservatives, especially RINO Ed Morrissey.

They have stooped to a new low with this picture.

    kakypat in reply to Scorpio51. | April 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    In Ed Morrissey’s defense, he’s not a RINO. He endorsed Santorum, for goodness sakes!

      Benson II in reply to kakypat. | April 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

      You’ve just made my case for me. Santorum was no conservative except in his own mind while he was running for the nomination. I think he actually began to believe his own lying rhetoric. He was the least qualified of the three and just to show what a weasel he really is he chose not to support Newt the actual conservative. Thin skinned, peevish and just a minute away from another gaff Santorum should never have been in this race.

    Tamminator in reply to Scorpio51. | April 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Ed told me in person that Newt was unstable.
    I said, “Where did you hear that?”
    “Oh, everyone knows that”.

    That’s journalism for ya.

“Erika Johnson” you say? Any chance she’s a young, blonde, and long-legged replacement for the other young, blonde, long legged ‘journalist’ who recently departed?

I am so damn mad I can’t see straight. Mean. Classless. Ignorant. Childish.

And beyond anything else, this kid’s post was incredibly STUPID. It benefits no one (except Democrats) to insist on ridiculing the former Speaker while he is down.

What part of “he’s out of the race and will support Romney” do you not understand you dumbo? Do you care nothing about voter enthusiasm among conservatives this fall? Do you not realize that Mitt will need our financial support as well as our vote this November if he is to win, and that he’s much less likely to get it if you and your ilk insist upon acting like a bunch of jerks?

Prof. Jacobson…your article has been linked on the Hot Air thread. Many there share the same sentiments, as do I.

You know, I met Newt years ago when he was running for the House from Georgia. I liked him then, I like him now. I think what you see out there is a bunch of young “look at me,” no nothing that weren’t here for the fights of years past and simply think the way to make a name for themselves is by trashing a truly great American conservative. Newt over the years, has been one of the biggest thinkers on our side that we’ve ever had. He loves this country with a passion and I for one believe that any Johnny come lately’s that don’t see that should be shunned like a pariah.
Just because someone has a computer and can put three letter words together doesn’t make him someone that grownups should listen to. I use to be a constant reader of Red State. It was the first website I went to, but recently I find that they have become so bitter, so rabid in how they speak about others I can no longer take anything that they say seriously. I have read many comments on that site and many have said they would no longer go there.
I received several communications today from members of his grassroots team in NC. and they say he isn’t out and that he’s doing really well down there. Local media outlets were there and word is that Romney Cancelled all appearances and interviews in NC. According to my Tea Party sources, Newt didn’t call Mitt, it was the other way around. He wanted Newt out and asked for his endorsement.
If you still want Newt, I suggest you send him a check because he can use it. Until Newt goes on TV and says the words I’m no longer running and will support Mitt, I’m still with Newt. Also I just sent him a check.

    EmmasMom in reply to Bittersweet. | April 28, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Thank you! A million likes. 🙂

    Hope Change in reply to Bittersweet. | April 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Bittersweet, I’m been on a teleconference that started at grassroots.newt.org a week or so ago, and people there are saying the same thing: that Newt is in, that he has to win NC, that he is still campaigning, that the main thing is MONEY.

    One participant said that when the RNC announced it was fundraising with/for Romney, Santorum’s and Newt’s money inflow dried up. So she said money is THE ISSUE.

    someone who met with Newt a few days ago said Newt’s staff said Newt MUST win in North Carolina.

    Someone else said that polls were showing Newt doing great in NC.

    I’m continuing to support Newt with donations. With Newt, we can restore the Constitution, which is the HEART of the country, and the REASON for our prosperity. So I’m still with Newt.

The problem is conservatives and tea partiers are beoing bent over. 4 more years of chocolate gumby is unthinkable and untenable. We cannot stay home this time out.

    Hope Change in reply to jdkchem. | April 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t know who you are, jdkchem, but that sounds like a criticism based on skin color and that is not acceptable. If you are a troll, which I imagine you are, be aware. People here don’t agree with the POLICIES AND PRACTICES of this administration. If you are making a racist comment, afaiac, get lost.

I keep working so really, really hard to try to change my attitude and talk myself into supporting Romney. And then I read more snotty drivel from his birdbrain enthusiasts… and I…

Can’t do it. I’m praying for a miracle.

    Tamminator in reply to janitor. | April 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

    For God’s sake.
    You have to vote for him.

    The alternative is marxism.
    Please tell me that you GET that.

      Yes! Fascism is so much better than Marxism. Why do people not get how important it is to vote for Herr Romney?

      dmacleo in reply to Tamminator. | April 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      isn’t that the same rhetoric obamas people said in 08 against mccain?
      the ease at which people toss aside their principles and vote while saying they hate voting for someone bugs me.
      which is why I have never done it.

    Hope Change in reply to janitor. | April 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    janitor, I agree with you so much. Newt is so obviously the man for our time, I know what you mean.

    I continue to pray for miracles. I always looks for miracles.

    I saw this in a book about miracles the other day:

    Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as it is this day, to save a great people alive. Genesis 50:20

    Miracles do happen. No one knows the future.

    To restore our Constitutional Republic and our prosperity are the urgent goals, to which I remain committed. Newt’s plans are obviously superior for those purposes.

Soooo if Newt’s out, why are they still beating on him with everything they’ve got + 1000 times over with the same old carp?
Heh. They’re scared (w)itless.
They should be.

…we need to pull together and he will welcome Newt’s support. I just wish Romney’s supporters showed that same maturity.

For goodness sakes Bill…

While you have pretended to ply the high road, many of your posts regarding the Mitt.v.Newt battle sunk to the level you professed to despise. I did not comment on your “thank you Newt” thread, though it was over the top in adulation of Newt and slyly derogatory towards Mitt. But I sensed you were making a effort to marshal the forces in the battle that really matters – no, not the anybody but Mitt, the anybody but Barack battle (and contrary to several of your more petulant commenters). And yet your posts and in particular, the comments of your readers are anything but the maturity you say you would like to see.

You know, every time I comment on such matters someone attacks me as puppy-eyed for Mitt (or any of those so un-useful diminutives your readership loves to toss about). And every time I have to repeat that I was firmly in the Bachmann camp. And every time I have to repeat that I knew that all the candidates running for the nomination would have serious problems in earning the nomination and the general. So many here at LI, and I think to a certain extent, you – Bill – as well, seemed to think, and certainly gave the impression that Newt was the perfect embodiment of conservatism. Obviously the majority did not agree. (Invention of any nefarious source for swaying the majority does nothing to counter the fact that Newt just wasn’t that compelling a candidate.)

Newt’s run-up followed Cain’s run-up – and crater, which followed Perry’s run-up – and crater, which followed Bachmann’s run-up – and disappearance. Frankly, I think what drove many in this campaign was not a love for their candidate, rather a visceral loathing of Romney. Visceral loathing may not be immature, but it is certainly not thoughtful, and thus effectively indistinguishable from the immature.

You want folks to honor and respect Newt the way you want them to… but you refuse to honor and respect Mitt the way others want you to. Interesting classroom exercise: is it better to concede the battle to win the war, or win the battle and lose the war?

Those of us not blessed with such lofty theoretical professions have to fight the daily regulatory and financial burdens that the Obama administration is trying to crucify bury us with. Four more years of an unrestrained Obama (and a lapdog media) will be far, far worse for those of us that actually respect the intents of our founding fathers than a Romney Presidency. Getting your dander up because some third string poster at HotAir’s Green Room spoke ill of your favored candidate may be the salve for your theoretical rants musings…

They may, in fact, help you win your battle…

    sybilll in reply to bains. | April 28, 2012 at 2:44 am

    How dare you lecture the Professor. I will gladly vote for Romney vs. Obama in November since my preferred candidate (Newt) was obliterated with negative Romney ads, but a lecture I can do without.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to bains. | April 28, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Visceral loathing of Romney is actually a sane, normal reaction of human beings when faced with a habitual brazen liar, obscenely greedy and ruthless businessman, and conscienceless political opportunist.

      WoodnWorld in reply to Uncle Samuel. | April 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      There is so much of what bains wrote above that I could not possibly agree with more. It is yet another, perfect example of “do as I say, not as I do; behave like adults while I act the absolute fool.”

      Mitt Romney is somehow responsible for everything anyone says in support of him, or against anyone else (during a PRIMARY no less) yet Newt is immune from both his real failings and the flaccid flailings of anything everyone else says on “his behalf.”

      Too many of you are looking for an excuse to be mad (Did you read what that person I have even heard of before today actually wrote on a site I never even go to anymore?!), to not vote (“Don’t make me do it! Don’t make me stay home!! You NEED me!!!) or to justify the fact that your second, third (and for some of you FOURTH) round primary pick lost the race months ago.

      Posts like this are pure Troll Feed and do nothing more than continue to stir the pot and further agitate the waters. Some of you need that, I get it. Let’s not pretend we are rising above it as we roll up our sleeves and wade right into it though.

        WoodnWorld in reply to WoodnWorld. | April 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        “It is yet another, perfect example” should have read, “This (Sam’s post) is yet another, perfect example of…”

    wodiej in reply to bains. | April 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

    We would have just preferred the nominee won fair and square instead of buying it with millions from Wall St. donors in dishonest ads.

    Instead of Romney supporters lecturing and insulting us and Newt Gingrich you should show some class by either saying nothing or complimenting us on our support of such an accomplished person as Gingrich. Many may be persuaded to support Romney but if your derogatory remarks continue, he will lose. Which do you prefer?

      nativeaz11 in reply to wodiej. | April 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      As far as I’m concerned, he has already lost. Romney has very nearly destroyed the Reagan coalition and made it impossible to beat Obama by making himself the “anti conservative” candidate. He ran dirty, vicious and downright nasty ads against every conservative candidate in the primary. He used tens of millions of dollars negative ads, bought & paid for every vote he got by suppressing the conservative vote.

      Mitt Romney is the darling of the “cabal” that tried to destroy Sarah Palin and more recently Newt Gingrich, all to take back THEIR power from conservatives and the TEA party movement. There is no way I can support that man and as Sarah Palin tried to tell us, “It’s not enough to change the name on the door” .. she was right! We “settle” for Romney and that’s all we are doing, we’ve abandoned our own principles.

      WoodnWorld in reply to wodiej. | April 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Oh, NOW you have a problem with “lectures?” Pleeeeease….

      Be honest. You insult yourself by reacting so risibly, by condescending so quickly after collectively patting yourselves on the back for being big enough and “classy” enough to rise above it mere days/hours after you dragged yourselves out of the rhetorical gutters.

      It’s amazing that those who have so often shown so little class (fine, that’s cool, it’s A method, one of many I suppose) are so quick to call upon it from those whom they have been so completely tactless and classless with.

NC Mountain Girl | April 28, 2012 at 1:58 am

There seems to be a plague of puerile young women writers on Team Romney who feel snark is synonymous with wit and attitude a substitute for insight.

In light of her apparent emotional age, perhaps Erika should be sent to bed without her supper for failing to do her homework.

    WoodnWorld in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | April 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Nonono, “we” should take every snippet of anything any one of these young writers produces and use it to reaffirm “our” long-standing commitment against Mitt Romney. Literally anything, anyone says against Newt Gingrich should be molded into projectile to throw back at Team Romney (no matter how many degrees, layers or levels removed) because that only proves how justified “we” were for railing against him before “our” first, second and third primary picks dropped out of the race.

I didn’t have a problem w Gingrich going after Romney on Bain. I have no issue w people making money. I do have issue w these corporations making it off the backs of their workers, paying them meager wages while they collect millions in bonuses and perks and often while laying off workers. All the big places do it. I began my banking career at a local bank. Every time it got bought out by a bigger bank and eventually Wells Fargo, the benefits, perks and pay increases got smaller and smaller. When I completed my Bachelors degree they gave me a “whopping” .30 cent raise.

As for the insulting remarks to Ginrich and his supporters, STICK IT. Romney can’t win without us. This attitude is indicative of the kind of candidate Romney is. Santorum is a weasel a I thought he was. He had no chance of being the nominee or of beating Obama. He was carried by Democrats and Romney supporters to fend off the threat of Gingrich. As soon as Santorum’s work was done as the Romney stooge, he dropped out. Keep calling us stupid, sore losers, whiny etc. but don’t come calling for our support in November.

I’ve been reading Hot Air for years but NO MORE. I tried to stick with them during the primaries, kept coming back even tho they were completely unfair to Gingrich, but this article by some unknown wench is the final straw. I’ve had enough of their destruction of Newt Gingrich – someone who was handed Reagan’s torch by Nancy Reagan, has a 90+ ACU rating, did amazing things as Speaker of the House, was endorsed by more people in the Reagan admin than any other candidate, and IS a Conservative, no matter how they spin it. It is their blog, Drudge, Fox, Coulter, all of the so-called conservative outlets that have caused us to get one of the worst candidates ever as our nominee.

And Romney is going to lose to Obama. Who will we have to thank? Not the millions (I’m one of them) who will NOT vote for him but all of those fools. And I’m not voting for Romney because Newt is not going to be the nominee. I’m not voting for him because I am tired of having moderates shoved down my throat, he ran a deceitful and very negative campaign, bought votes and endorsements, and is NOT a Conservative. I will not vote for a moderate again. Been there. Done that.

For some reason, I think everyone, listed above, WANTS Obama to win re-election so they can continue to get web traffic, sell books, and get viewership. After all, if Newt went in and really changed things for the better, Americans would be out, spending their money … not sitting at home listening to a bunch of yahoos who act like they know it all.

    Browndog in reply to nativeaz11. | April 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    You failed to mention Michelle Malkin.

    Not sure why she gets a pass-

      Benson II in reply to Browndog. | April 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

      She owns HotAir? Their all libertarians. Don’t know why that makes them a Newt hater but she’s not a fan either.

    Benson II in reply to nativeaz11. | April 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I can’t say I disagree with your comments but what I haven’t seen is the proper criticism of the voters. The people who supported Santorum and Romney and now that the press and most websites are saying the race is over the voters are just voting for Romney. Conservatives, Republicans and Tea Party members are just as much uninformed sheep as liberal Democrats. Are there still enough of us with sense and factual information left to effect a change. With Newt’s leadership we had a chance because he knew how to explain things and get the ordinary guy on his side because it made sense. This is why the establishment hates him. He wouldn’t be dependent on their okay, just like Reagan did he’d go to the American people, explain, and the people would make the Congress fall in line.I hate to get my hopes up again in N.C. knowing how stupid the voters have been elsewhere.

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