Skip to comments.For Newt after Santorum goes stark raving, March ‘improving economy’, Mad(ness)
Posted on 03/13/2012 2:32:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Thankfully, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is every bit a social conservative as the former senator from Pennsylvania, and so would have that historical advantage that, along with the Its the economy, stupid rule, regularly results in the election of Republican presidents and congressional majorities.
So how did the young whippersnapper who previously won our Super Tuesday endorsement by avoiding anti-Bain venture capitalism-pile-ons while also contrasting his unblemished record against individual health care mandates as opposed to Mitt Romneys Massachusetts RomneyCare and 2009 advocacy for the individual mandates in ObamaCare? Unprompted, he essentially took the economy off the table for the fall election against President Barack Obama based upon seasonally adjusted employment fictions from the administration:
You hear now the media starting to say, oh well, looks like the economy is getting better, Santorum told supporters in Missouri Saturday night after winning the Kansas caucuses. You know, the economy may be getting better and Republicans may lose their edge on that issue. Well, if that was the only issue in this race, that may or may not be the case, we dont know.
You heard that right. The man that pointed out the danger of a Romney candidacy that takes ObamaCare off the table against the Democrats, volunteers to take the economy off the table based upon the bogus hurrahs for a fictional economy built at the Bureau of Labor Statistics that changed decades of procedures last year by rejecting state employment statistics in favor of the federal governments own best estimates. One wonders what the senator would say if the MSM reported that Americans are happy with ObamaCare.
When asked about Young Ricks concessions yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) yesterday recited economic reality:
Well, no, I dont think hes right at all. This is an anemic recovery as a pretty long recession, 37 months in a row over 8 percent unemployment for the people in the United States, the longest streak since the Great Depression. Last month in February, $229 billion monthly deficit, the highest deficit in the history of the nation. When you look at the stimulus package two years ago, they projected unemployment at 6.5 percent. Obamacare said that everybodys premiums would be lowered by $2,500; theyve gone up by $2,200. And were producing less oil on publicly held lands than any time in the nation.
So the economy is not is anemic at best, and the policies of the president are going to make it impossible for this country to recover. Big things havent happened very well on his watch.
Doesnt the man so well-informed about the evil details of ORomneyCares understand that:
1. the raw numbers of Americans working last month are nearly two million less than those working when the Democrat president was elected in November of 2008;
2. the 227,000 number of new jobs allegedly created last month is a fiction based upon seasonal adjustments;
3. the U-3 unemployment rate of 8.3% produced by bureaucrats in D.C. sans data from states was flatly contradicted earlier last week even by liberal Gallup (9.1%) and the week before by the Congressional Budget Office (10%);
4. 8.3%, in any event is unacceptably high after three-plus years of between 8-11% as Obama has presided over second the longest such period of high unemployment in American history; and
5. the Gross Domestic Product over the last year has been barely above a pulse at an average of less than 1%.
Yet, somehow because ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and even Fox News Channel report government propaganda as fact, Republicans could somehow lose the edge on the economy this fall? Well yes, if we concede issues for incoherent reasons, we would lose the edge, not because the voters buy it (polls show that majorities reject the rosy scenarios and Obamas performance on the economy); but rather because too many voters would again see a cowardly Republican against a courageous Democrat and stay home.
Therefore, despite Newts personal and non-personal baggage (Cave-ins to Bill Clinton while betraying promises to republican colleagues, Couching Pelosi on the science fiction of man-made global warming, Bain attacks etc), we are satisfied with his mea culpas and are confident that he wont shift campaign strategy based upon what John King insists is a booming recovery, when the numbers rely upon writing off 1.2 million people that failed to file their 5th application for work at the corner McDonalds for four consecutive weeks.
We just hope that a Gingrich nominee would also not have to fight with some timid conservative websites that also seem to want to make Green Rooms at CNN more palatable by also faking a smile about fictitious improving economies.
We also hope that those anti-social conservatives dont pull their support when the media reminds of Newts very strong, you might say religious right-strength, social conservative views as expressed in his 2009 book, Rediscovering God in America; positions against judicial supremacy mainly on religious freedom issues; railings against the ABC TV show, Christian Bitches; and boldly and accurately describing then Illinois State Senator Barack Obamas opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act as support for legalized infanticide.
Prior to Santorums weekend remarks conceding economic issues to the failed Democratic incumbent, we thought we had cast our Stone Mountain of Georgia precinct primary vote for the best candidate to evict the American economy wrecking machine, also married to Michelle, from the White House. Our trust was betrayed.
Hopefully, our present advocacy for Gingrich that we hope is heeded by Alabamians and Mississippians voting in Tuesdays next installment of Newts I-85 Primary, wont be betrayed before the sun sets on March Madness after the Kentucky Wildcats finally deliver a national championship to Coach Calipari.
But if Newt transgresses, he will be called on it by the DeVine Law Gamecock by rooster crowings before April Fools Day. Would tea partiers expect anything less? No, and while I think either of the top three could and would defeat Obama, we are interested in the issues and a mandate to fix what ails us. We will continue to hold our fellow conservative Republicans accountable.
From Redstate? Wow. That will leave a mark.
We should get the ‘ COST of Obamacare today”.
Maybe the boy just ain’t smart enough for politics?
For Mr. Santorum will not initiate anything, Mr. Gingrich should do the followings:
1. Announce that HE WILL ONLY campaign in Louisiana, NY, Arkansas, TX, New Mexico, and Montana.
2. Encourage his avid supporters like myself to vote for Santorum in Missouri, Wisconsin, Penn., West Virginia, Cali., Kentucky, South Dakota, Nebraska.
3. Tell Ron Pauls supporters that he will make Dr. Paul the Secretary of Treasury in his administration to reign on the Fed if he get elected.
4. Tell Santorums supporters to see them and Mr. Santorum in the brokered convention if they work hard for him in the states he will campaign.
There is no chance both Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum can force a brokered convention if they divide the conservative votes between them, in reality, divide delegates equally 3-way among them and Romney in all conservative states and yield all delegates to Romney in more liberal primaries. Please check the numbers here:
They have to take turn to beat up on Romney to force a brokered convention where they can have a chance to fight another day. Otherwise, it is all over soon as Romney will have more than enough delegates to clinch the nomination.
I cant stomach my priests having to give out Communion to lesbians or marry homosexuals in church and force my kids to sit there and watch, or to witness them kissing each others in public.
All the sexual promiscuities will take place if Romney nationalizes same-sex marriage as he did in Massachusetts.
I disagree. It is unwise to limit a campaign.
It’s clear that Rick Santorum is working for the VP pick at this point.
Look at Kansas lesson, Newt declared not to go there, Santorum collected 33 and left 7 delegates for Romney.
If either Santorum or Newt reach >50% in the state level or congressional district levels, he will collect ALL the allocated delegates leaving none for Romney.
If they both campaign for the same delegates at the same CD or state, they will never achieve >50% votes, therefore, the allocated delegates at that particular CD or state will be awarded proportionally to all three candidates plus Ron Paul.
Unfortunate! Nobody listens.
I haven’t even made it to the article—I’m still trying to understand what the h*** the headline means.
“All the sexual promiscuities will take place if Romney nationalizes same-sex marriage as he did in Massachusetts.”
We should be fighting Obammay/Mittens.
Newt is best when he is Attacking Obammay.
However the Newt and Santorum camps keep fighting each other.
Obamma & Mittens are the enemy Hammer away guys.
VP to who? Certainly not Romney. I would hope Gingrich would pick Perry over Santorum. Santorum burned his VP bridges with his cheap shot campaign while pretending to have clean hands. He even took an uncalled for shot at Bush 41 yesterday.
March Madness = college basketball playoffs.
Do you really think Perry is a good fit? I don’t think he needs Perry for VP (I’d rather he be Homeland Security). I like Col. West.
Did you watch the speeches last night?
However the Newt and Santorum supporters keep fighting each other.
When Obama/Mittens is where we should be focused.
Yeah, I gathered that, but it still doesn’t make any sense.
No, he wants to take an election season with the worst economy because of a Marxist ideologue and his Marxists administration's policies and turn it into an election about social issues. Because that's such a winning platform with our culture and a media painting him as the Church Lady from SNL.
I am watching Newt on Fox and Friends this morning. He physically looks horrible.
He needs to get his health checked out.
Newt March 12, 2012 -- Birmingham, Ala.
It was scarey. Could be exhaustion. He looked bad this morning.
Have you had your opportunity to vote for Mitt yet?
notice that he never really went after Mitt, not the way he went after Newt. His game is obvious- help Romney destroy Newt all the while presenting himself as the VP pick that will shore up Romney’s conservative credibility issue. He’s not going to be President and he knows it. also note that Romney never went after Rick the way he went after Newt.
LOL, I am in Indiana, you will have your opportunity to vote for Mitt before I will. /sarc
The top priorities of the current administration is to bankrupt USA with debt and impose so-called health care. When one’s healthcare is controlled, his thoughts are censored.
The top priority of the next administration is to nationalize same-sex “marriage.” Just look at the example of State of Washington which just passed Democrat-sponsored same-sex marriage law. Republican senators introduced 2 amendments, first to exempt Christian churches from marrying them in church; second to exempt business such as florist, DJ, cater services using conscience clause, and both amendments were defeated. The gay-practicing sponsor of the bill rejoiced in saying that he finally could get married in his own catholic church! The time for our pastors and priests to be martyred for Christ finally is arriving.
If it is to be the next administration then that leads me to believe that Obama or Mittens will win this Election. We may not make it that far.
Just don't see it in Newt or Santorum.
Newt seems to have a cold or sinus congestion this morning. Maybe allergy?
>> still trying to understand what the h*** the headline means <<
You and me both!
T think his face looked swollen.
Well for goodness' sake don't vote for him, he could have hay fever!
(But obviously you weren't going to vote for him anyway.)
Agreed. Santorum is angling to be Romney’s VP pick, nothing more. At the convention, Romney comes up short and Santorum provides the needed delegates. Romney agrees because he needs the delegates and he needs help with the evangelicals. Even if Romney/Santorum loses, Santorum is the front runner for 2016.
Having Newt pick Perry would be worth the VP debate alone. Idiot Biden debating Idiot Perry. My gosh the thing might never end with their equal lack of intelligence. If Newt is the nominee, he cannot pick Perry when we have many intelligent candidates to chose from. I guess for comic relief, the debate would be a must see.
Is there a live thread for tonight’s primaries in MS and AL?
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