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Saturday Night Newt

Saturday Night Newt

Some advice for congressional Republicans, via Right Scoop (h/t Patricia), start at the 4:00 mark:

At the Reagan Forum, an hour’s worth of history (jump to 19:50 on how things looked in 1974 and why we do not now need a “surrender caucus”), humor, and strategy (jump ahead to 48:00 for his discussion of immigration):


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Excellent advice from Newt!

The first video wouldn’t play for me (might be Firefox, Flash, or my system — not necessarily a L.I. issue). If you have the same problem, this link at FoxNews worked for me.

In retrospect, maybe Newt could have beaten Obama?

Let’s make it a Saturday Night Triple Feature – Newt also gave a great talk to the Restoration Weekend crowd.

Video and transcript here:

So, is he running for the RNC Chair position? Is he running for Warner’s Senate seat in 2014? Does he still want to run for President? He’s obviously up to something.

We can only hope that Newt thinks it’s important enough to run for chair of the RNC. He is exactly what we need. Please no more Reince Priebus.

    creeper in reply to PhillyGuy. | December 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Amen to that but I don’t think he stands a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the position. He’s not mainstream enough.

    And that, my friends, is what is wrong with the Republican party. They’re still trying to play the middle. Do you see Barack Obama playing the middle? Sure, he gives it lip service but look at his actions.

    Maybe Reps figure that since Barry-O’s so far left the middle is viable territory.

    They’re wrong. Voters may claim to be moderates but they don’t respond to moderate candidates. They want red meat and Reps aren’t giving it to them.

Newt might say a half dozen smart things then he’ll utter something so stupid that it will negate what he said previous to that.

Newt and his “plastic” wife just are past history and a history that best be remembered for it’s good attributes and leave it at that.

He will never be a force to be reckoned with again. It’s time to move on…

    You are participating in the Democrat double standard game.

    Three quarters of what comes out of Obama’s mouth is either stupid, a lie or an outrage — but you haven’t mentioned that. Rather, you hold Gingrich to an inhuman standard.

    Who cares if the corrupt news media plays that losing game? It only works if we go for it and don’t counter-attack. (Sounds like the Romney campaign, no?)

    This pandering to ‘Pravda’ has to stop, and Obama needs a taste of his own poison medicine — the type Lee Atwater would serve up. You think Missy Boehner, Missy Cantor and Missy Reice Peanutbuttercup will do it?

      Lee Atwater………boy do we need another one like him! I’m proud to be a fellow sandlapper and guitar slinger. Ya know, SC went for Newt, that brought out the long knives for his hide. Folks, this is far from over!

    creeper in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I don’t understand why so many people downrated this comment. It’s true. Newt is his own worst enemy.

    I like what the man says but he’s not the only dyed-in-the-wool conservative available.

    The thing about Reps that drives me nuts is their adherence to the “it’s his turn” school of candidate selection. It keeps guys like Gingrich playing the game long after they should have bowed out. They’re convinced that if they hang in there long enough some day it will be their turn. Unfortunately, they’re usually right. See: Dole, Bob and McCain, John among many.

    Why do Reps keep running these dinosaurs? Ryan, Palin, Rubio, West…there are a lot better options out there than Newt.

      GrumpyOne in reply to creeper. | December 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      My comment was down rated because as a pragmatist, I simply was stating the unadulterated truth as it relates to reality.

      I desperately want a qualified and Electable candidate to win the presidency but since we just passed on the quality, maybe electability is more important at least in the short run.

      And that will never be Newt.

      My hopes for some of the best and brightest are fading fast…

    persecutor in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

    For President, yes, I agree.
    I loved Newt and supported him until I saw him on the love seat with Pelousy. It took a while for me to come back to him during the primary season because of that. He has great ideas 6 out of 7 times, but the 7th can be so off the beaten path that you have to wonder.

    Some other office? I’d love to see it.

    punfundit in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Move on? To what, David Frum?

“Advice to the GOP?” This doesn’t get more pathetic.

How about this advice to the GOP: “Move aside for people who aren’t leadership basket cases.”

I’m waiting for point where there’s enough outrage and these jerks are no longer tolerated, and are forced to get the hell out the way. What is taking so long?

If these guys were your lawyers during litigation, you’d have fired them long ago.

Gingrich could have beaten Obama. A lot of us said that. But Romney and the GOP hacks spent their capital sabotaging him and other conservatives in the race with personal attacks (Romney’s not such a nice guy after all, is he?), and then gave the Mittens treatment to the greatest fraud ever to hold high office.

Failures, all of them. Boot these morons out to make way for people with passion, who will inspire others to follow, without having to buy their souls for chump change.

Immigration reform must begin with controlling illegal (i.e. unmeasured) immigration. It must enforce assignment of “native status” to children born in America of parents who are citizens. The jurisdiction of the Constitution is restricted to American citizens. Others are subject to lesser laws. The children of non-citizens are subject first to the jurisdiction of their parents (until the age of majority) and then to the lesser laws. They are not eligible for citizenship by virtue of their birthplace. A nation is a legal construct. It is not strictly defined by geography. We should not permit corruption of our society.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | December 2, 2012 at 1:08 am

    It would also behoove us to acknowledge the causes which motivate millions of people annually to leave their home nations, including: violence, corruption, displacement, etc.

    We cannot help other nations by obfuscating or ignoring their problems.

    We cannot help other nations by obfuscating or ignoring our problems.

    We cannot help other nations by displacing our own citizens.

This is not the time to be angry. This is the time to think carefully about what has been happening and re-group for a much sharper effort up ahead. We can always find people who can articulate a conservative vision. If it were just that, then we simply need to find the most eloquent politician.

I think Newt feels it’s more than just that. He quite correctly pointed out that we have lost 5 out of the last 6 popular votes. That should tell us it is something more fundamental. I agree with that thinking. I keep thinking it has to do with how the culture is changing but I want to hear what Newt’s analysis brings us. We need thoughtful leaders like him. People who are willing to knock down the groupthink we have trapped ourselves in.

Newt for RNC Chair…now.

    That’s be too threatening to the trolls entrenched in the GOP. But we should force it upon them.

    But those same trolls will sabotage Gingrich. We need to do a lot of firing, or go through this cycle of failure forever.

    creeper in reply to PhillyGuy. | December 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’ll buy that. We need Newt to provide direction. Enough with Karl Rove already.

    But Newt doesn’t resonate with voters and his peccadilloes make him far too easy a target for the left.

      punfundit in reply to creeper. | December 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      It seems to me that Gingrich can handle the press. This isn’t his first time at bat with them.

      His problem is the backstabbers on his side, the people whose egos have no room for the troublemaker from Georgia. It happened when he was Speaker, and it happened earlier this year.

      So who has his back?