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Debunking The Myth of Newt’s “Historian” Comment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 2:35pm 12/15/2011 at 2:35pm

Note:  This is the first Guest Post by Bryan Jacoutot, a law student at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.:

Although the November 9th Republican Presidential Debate in Michigan is now over a month passed, one critical line said by Newt Gingrich is still at...

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Preview of Michele Bachmann’s attack on Newt tonight

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 1:30pm 12/15/2011 at 1:30pm

“This is from the heart, we love you here, we love you.”

What more can I say?

 
 
 

Defeat National Review

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11:19am 12/15/2011 at 11:19am

We should defer to the judgment of people who run a cover like this?

National Review is off the rails and off its rocker.  And plenty of their writers are having a good laugh about it on Twitter today.

Related:  The making of an anti-Romney

 
 
 

Positive is his only choice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11:07am 12/15/2011 at 11:07am

I don’t think Newt really has any choice but to stay positive.  Deep down I think it’s what people want, and in any event, he doesn’t have the money to flood the airwaves in Iowa that way Paul and Romney’s SuperPAC are doing.

My worry? Positive may be what people want, but negative...

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I interrupt the doom and gloom

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:32am 12/15/2011 at 10:32am

For something that is pretty funny (h/t windbag in the Tip Line)

 
 
 

“Zany” is looking pretty good right now

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 3:00pm 12/14/2011 at 3:00pm

The Romney campaign and its supporters have been pursuing a strategy of crazy ever since Newt surpassed Romney in the polls.  The strategy is to use words like reckless, unreliable, and so on as frequently...

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Taking their anti-Newt ball and going home for the general election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:33pm 12/13/2011 at 12:33pm

There has been plenty of griping and talk by Tea Partiers that if Romney is the nominee, they’re staying home in November.

I don’t believe it for a second.  When push comes to shove, they will not choose four more years of Obama.

But I do believe that many conservatives and libertarians who...

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So rhetorical bombs about China are good, but about the Palestinians bad?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 9:33am 12/13/2011 at 9:33am

As part of his campaign to paint Newt Gingrich as crazy, Mitt Romney has focused on Newt’s statement that the Palestinians were an “invented” people.  Romney argued at the Drake University debate Saturday night that Newt had used “incendiary words” which would “create extraordinary tumult” and said “I’m not a bomb thrower, rhetorically or literally.”

Romney and...

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Caroline Glick: Newt’s comments “a cause for hope”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9:40pm 12/12/2011 at 9:40pm

I have linked to posts by Caroline Glick since the early days of this blog.  Glick is one of the clearest voices on the dangers to Israel and the highly negative effects of Obama administration policy.

Glick has weighed in on Newt’s comments about the Palestinians (h/t LukeHandCool in the Tip Line).

Glick...

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Newt-Huntsman Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:00pm 12/12/2011 at 4:00pm

The debate is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern.  [Added, full debate video embedded at bottom of post, it’s 1 hour and 20 minutes long]

WMUR in New Hampshire, CNN, and Huntsman’s website are supposed to have the livestream.  If I can get an embed code, I will.  There also will be a Live Blog...

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Romney now all negative all the time, just like in 2008

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11:27am 12/12/2011 at 11:27am

Mitt Romney’s campaign has been moving negative on Newt for well over a week with a strategy to portray Newt as crazy, but since Romney’s debate debacle Saturday night and more polling showing Newt with a crushing lead almost everywhere, the Romney campaign now...

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Attack ad?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 10:38am 12/11/2011 at 10:38am

Hard to know if the Democratic National Committee thinks it’s hurting Newt with this, or helping him (video h/t ElectAd).

I do think they’re trying to frame Gingrich’s image now that he’s the frontrunner, consistent with the DNC’s reaction at the debate last night:

 
 
 

Saturday Night Card Game (Glenn Beck plays race card on Newt, and me, and you)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:30pm 12/10/2011 at 5:30pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Glenn Beck doesn’t like Newt.  That didn’t keep Newt from appearing on Beck’s radio show and taking the hard questions.

Beck tried to force Newt into a “Teddy Roosevelt / progressive” box, but Newt was having none...

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Dear Newt, three ways to crush Romney tonight

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:10am 12/10/2011 at 11:10am

Mitt Romney has to attack Newt tonight at the debate.  If he doesn’t, and rests on television interviews and what his surrogates have done the past few days, Romney will be Tim Pawlenty, who was not willing to confront Romney on “Obamneycare” in person.

If I were Newt, here’s what I would do tonight...

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Newt may not be Tea Party, but his D.C. enemies treat him like he is

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8:30am 12/10/2011 at 8:30am

Every now and then I stumble upon a column which says exactly what I had been thinking but had not yet written.

Christian Whiton absolutely is on target as to the reasons behind the collective and almost uniform piling on of Newt by the Republican pundit and political class which supports Mitt Romney, Why Washington Is...

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“We understand a load of crap when we see it”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2011 at 6:25pm 12/9/2011 at 6:25pm

Via The Fix, two prominent Iowa supporters of Newt Gingrich held a phone conference late this afternoon with the press in which they pushed back against the attacks on Newt:

Iowa supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich assailed Mitt Romney’s negative attacks, even as the former Massachusetts governor pulled back. “We...

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The attack on Newt goes Sci-Fi

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:45pm 12/9/2011 at 12:45pm

ABC is hosting a debate Saturday night.  I’ll be live here.

Should be fun.  Let’s see if Romney has the guts to confront Newt face to face with all the “crazy” talk being spread about Newt by Romney’s campaign, surrogates and supporters, and if he can do it successfully.  If not, he’s ...

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