Newt Gingrich  (Page 9)

“I’m the comeback grandparent” strategy working in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:55am 12/1/2011 at 11:55am

On November 26 I noted that Newt’s line at an overflowing town hall in Florida, “I’m the comeback grandparent”, struck the right chord.

First, it distinguished Newt’s prior “when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible” d...

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All the king’s horses may not be enough for Romney

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:15am 12/1/2011 at 8:15am

Mitt Romney had a disastrous interview with Bret Baier the other night, compounded by Romney complaining about the interview to Baier (video via Right Scoop h/t HotAir):

As bad as the original interview was, Romney’s reaction simply confirms the perception that Romney will have trouble in a general election.  If he can’t...

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Newt “goes there” on Obama/Alinsky

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:26pm 11/30/2011 at 8:26pm

Ron Paul released a very professionally done hit job on Newt.  It’s all over at Drudge, HotAir, etc.  Not really surprising, since Paul and Newt apparently have some bad blood going far back, and Newt totally embarrassed Paul at the national security debate.

While it would be easy to whine about these...

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Newt: ‘I Call On The President To Repudiate The Concept Of The 99 And The 1′

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:30pm 11/29/2011 at 6:30pm

Think Progress thinks it has Newt Gingrich in a gotcha moment, which shows how out of touch Think Progress is.  Here’s a partial quote and the video below (emphasis by TP):

I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American,...

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“There is no such thing as liberal journalistic bias” Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:54pm 11/28/2011 at 2:54pm

Chris Cillizza’s The Fix blog at The Washington Post presents itself as a political reporting blog, not an advocacy blog.  It purports to be journalism in a blog format.

That distinction in the mainstream media, of course, really doesn’t exist in the newsroom or the blog sections.  Except for blogs or bloggers...

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Newt’s immigration policy crazy like a conservative fox

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:30am 11/28/2011 at 8:30am

Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann (as well as many Mitt supporters in the media) have been distorting Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration as one favoring “amnesty.”

Via The Shark Tank, here is a video where Newt explains his immigration policy.  I believe it’s a fully acceptable and conservative immigration policy:  Secure the borders...

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Manchester Union Leader endorses Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 9:00am 11/27/2011 at 9:00am

Newt Gingrich has picked up the endorsement of New Hamsphire’s largest newspaper, the conservative Manchester Union Leader.

This newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich in the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need...

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“I’m the comeback grandparent.”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8:30am 11/26/2011 at 8:30am

I’ve said it before, it’s not enough to be a “not” candidate.  Not being Barack Obama is not enough, and not being Mitt Romney is not enough.  Any candidate who is to win the nomination and the general election is going to have to inspire, not merely be the default candidate.

The...

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Did Newt set a trap for Romney on immigration?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 8:46am 11/24/2011 at 8:46am

Newt Gingrich’s statement on immigration at the national security debate is being called an unforced error by some in the conservative media.  Immigration was not the topic of the night, so why make it the highlight of the night?

I don’t know whether Newt’s position, that there should be some humanitarian exceptions...

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Abbott and Costello on Immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 12:11pm 11/23/2011 at 12:11pm

Last night Newt Gingrich addressed the issue of whether to deport people who are in the country illegally but have deep roots in the community over long periods of time.  The issue of deportation is quite distinct from a so-called “pathway to citizenship.”

The Romney campaign immediately came out of the debate...

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If Newt wins the nomination, last night was the watershed moment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:57am 11/23/2011 at 7:57am

And the winner of the debate last night was ….

Don’t take my word for it.  Because if I said Newt, you’d say, well, you support Newt so….

And if I told you that last night Newt put himself in the position of the most presidential on stage, you’d say …...

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Wolf Blitzer’s terrible burden

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 4:36pm 11/22/2011 at 4:36pm

As this goes to post, Wolf Blitzer is preparing carefully and cautiously for the Republican foreign policy / national security debate he will be moderating tonight on CNN.

The questions were written long ago, but they are being checked and rechecked again.  No chances can be taken tonight.

The hopes of the Beltway Republican...

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Stop playing the Democrats’ lobbyist game

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:00pm 11/21/2011 at 12:00pm

Dr. Melissa Clouthier writing about An Indictment Of Right Leaning Journalism By Ben Domenech:

Here’s the nutshell: The Left-leaning journalism investigates the right. The Right-leaning journalism provides commentary and (and Ben doesn’t say this, but I am) when they do rarely investigate, investigates the right after being given oppo research by someone on...

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On 11-8-2008 Robert Novak looked into the future and saw … Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 8:30am 11/20/2011 at 8:30am

Robert Novak, writing just after Obama defeated John McCain and Democrats solidified their hold on Congress, predicted that Republicans would turn to Newt Gingrich to lead them back to presidential power in 2012, Newt in 2012? (via @jmartpolitico):

In serious conversations among Republicans since their election debacle Tuesday, what name is mentioned most often...

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Newt and Mitt 1994

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 8:30am 11/19/2011 at 8:30am

I have started watching videos from the earlier days of Newt and Romney.  I wasn’t politically conscious in 1994, so much of this is new to me.

I find the contrasts interesting, including this short clip of Romney running from “the time of Reagan-Bush,” and the somewhat longer clips below regarding the Contract...

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WaPo web traffic is a terrible thing to waste

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:15am 11/18/2011 at 9:15am

Jennifer Rubin needs an intervention.  Someone needs to convince her to stop beclowning herself in the Mittquest, Gingrich: The phony intellectual:

When many in the mainstream media and far too many conservatives who should know better swoon over [Newt’s] pronouncements, the cannier on the right and left justifiably roll their eyes in disgust....

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Guardians of conservatism unite against flip-flopper Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:04pm 11/17/2011 at 2:04pm

Thank you Jennifer, Michael, Gene, Quin, Ann, and others, for telling us that Newt Gingrich is unacceptable as a nominee because he took some positions in the past that were not conservative.

I don’t know where we’d end up without you.

At least we have one candidate whose record is clean:

Just before Mitt Romney...

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