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In Breitbart’s Last Column, Did He Endorse Newt Gingrich?
The Election 2012 News Blog ^ | March 5, 2012

Posted on 03/05/2012 9:46:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Deceased conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart’s posthumously released article outlines a leftist play heralding radical Saul Alinsky that Obama participated in. But for as much as the crux of the article is centered on Barack Obama’s affiliation with Alinsky-styled radicalism, does he also endorse Newt Gingrich at its conclusion?

When Andrew Breitbart announced at CPAC this year that he would be vetting Obama with a new set of tapes that would confirm his radical roots, he planted an eagerness in the conservative movement that currently waits with bated breath to see if these videos live up to the hype that Breitbart gave them. Today, with the release of Breitbart’s posthumous column on Obama and his participation in a leftist play about Saul Alinsky, conservatives are taking note of the opening salvo in what should prove to be a much-needed revisionism of Obama’s political past.

Easily overlooked, however, are the two paragraphs devoted to accrediting Newt Gingrich and his recent performance in 2012 election primaries as the true first shot at reopening the issue of Obama’s radicalism.

In his piece, “The Vetting, Part 1: Barack’s Love Song To Alinsky,” he has this to say about the former Speaker: “The reason Newt Gingrich surged in the Republican primary contest in January is that he was attempting to do the press’ job by finding out who the current occupant of the White House actually is. Millions also want to know, but the mainstream media is clearly not planning to vet the President anytime soon. Quite the opposite.”

Breitbart’s admiration of Gingrich is clear enough in this quotation, singling him out as the only Republican Presidential candidate willing to broach the subject of Obama’s radical tendencies. But even more poignant is how Breitbart ends his article: “If any of the candidates can resist the media, and parlay Newt’s strategy into a nomination, we’ll have the choice between an imperfect but well-known Republican and the real “Baraka” Obama, not the manufactured one the media prefers.”

Clearly Breitbart is stopping short of anything approaching an official endorsement — in keeping with his promise at CPAC to support whomever is chosen to run against Obama in election 2012. It is interesting, however, that Breitbart decides to characterize the Republican nominee as an “imperfect but well-known Republican.” Pundits will be quick to say that that characterization could apply to any of the remaining GOP candidates. But it cannot be dismissed that Newt and only Newt was referenced in Breitbart’s last column.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; gingrich; newt; obama
What say you?
1 posted on 03/05/2012 9:47:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think this is his final “vetting.”


2 posted on 03/05/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson

Ping!


3 posted on 03/05/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Breitbart is stopping short of anything approaching an official endorsement — in keeping with his promise at CPAC to support whomever is chosen to run against Obama in election 2012

That is the definitive statement. Anything else is just speculation. Had Breitbart wished to endorse a candidate he would have done so in very clear language.

4 posted on 03/05/2012 9:55:04 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: citizen

Bingo!


5 posted on 03/05/2012 9:59:00 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s do an SAT type question.

Which two of the following do not fit:

A: Andrew Breitbart
B: Sarah Palin
C: Newt Gingrich
D: Mitt Romney
E: Rick Santorum

just sayin.......


6 posted on 03/05/2012 9:59:37 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: citizen

Agreed. Andrew had no problem with saying what was on his mind.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 10:02:02 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: citizen

Really? The implication is clear to me who it is of the three candidates that already posesses (in spades) the only
“strategy” Breitbart points to, lauds, wants and recommends.
Wake up.

“If any of the candidates can resist the media, and parlay Newt’s strategy into a nomination, we’ll have the choice between an imperfect but well-known Republican and the real “Baraka”.....


8 posted on 03/05/2012 10:04:31 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Just D, Einstein.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 10:05:22 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RitaOK

Some Santorum supporters, like CC, do not have the brain power to deal with nuances and even clear implications. They are sort of sad that way.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 10:08:14 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CainConservative

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Santorum in clerical collar and seen whining now against DRUDGE, is NOT a strategy Andrew would be seen recommending.

Brietbart was pointedly speaking of *strategy”, not who can squeal the loudest.

chuckle, chuckle, snort.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 10:12:43 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Which two of the following do not fit:"

Palin and Romney. The rest are males.

12 posted on 03/05/2012 10:15:25 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

TOUCHE. Good one.

If you keep that up, I’m going to have to back down on my claim that all Santorum supporters are humorless!


13 posted on 03/05/2012 10:17:50 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CainConservative; citizen

Mentioning “satan,” in a 2008 speech makes one some kind of nut, but gathering around the séance table to divine the hidden endorsement of Breitbart is a perfectly rational act.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:15 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RitaOK

Oh, speaking of Drudge. Do you think it’s any coincidence that Breitbart’s plan was to open up a competitor to Drudge Report after the Drudge report shredded Newt openly and obviously for months?


15 posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:25 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GO Newt!

Dear God, I miss Andrew Breitbart.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 10:20:00 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yes, nuance for sure, and sometimes it’s also clear that even the *obvious” whizzes right over the cranial region, causing some exposure for other regions.

Puts one in mind of Sarah’s non-endorsement endorsement of Newt.

Hidden in plain sight.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 10:20:12 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Yep.

Though credit where it is due: Joe 6 Pack did make a funny......a talent Ive yet to see in CC or AC or Naps or even Rick himself....


18 posted on 03/05/2012 10:22:25 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: kristinn; Ron C.; conservativejoy; Marguerite; Cincinatus' Wife; true believer forever; ...
In Breitbart’s Last Column, Did He Endorse Newt Gingrich?

19 posted on 03/05/2012 10:24:57 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; RitaOK

Why wouldn’t one brilliant, masterful, hero warrior be for the only other brilliant, masterful warrior?


20 posted on 03/05/2012 10:29:43 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There you go again, my friend Einstein, properly deducing again. :)

Whining is seldom Newt’s style, but like Breitbart picks his battles well, Newt does as well.

A perfect arena for Breitbart to pick his battle, taking on a website to compete with DRUDGE for conservatives, of whom he said “....aren’t going to take it anymore”!

Neither Romney nor Santorum are conservative record makers.

Newt IS the only history maker among them. AND, the record that proves it.

What has Santorum or Romney done for conservatives, EVER?

Oh, talked the “conservative speak” alright on the trail, but both legislate far Left of conservative. It’s on the record.


21 posted on 03/05/2012 10:31:43 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: onyx

zackly


22 posted on 03/05/2012 10:32:35 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: onyx

A band of brothers all their own.

Andrew is a movement. RIP, fearless one. +++


23 posted on 03/05/2012 10:34:51 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Amen!


24 posted on 03/05/2012 10:40:11 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone is really really reaching here.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 10:41:56 AM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: RitaOK

You are a very mean individual.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 10:42:58 AM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is certainly the way I read it. Actually, I was quite surprised by the statement, but very pleased.

EAGLES UP MR. NEWT!


27 posted on 03/05/2012 10:47:42 AM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These are his words from his CPAC speech.

I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate! … When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker. And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!

Andrew Breitbart

28 posted on 03/05/2012 10:53:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: GracieOMalley

Gracie, you are the mean person. Rita is right, you are not.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 10:54:47 AM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: GracieOMalley

Gracie, sorry to offend. Are you among the strategists for Santorum?

I think I recognize Rick’s whining strategy in your post. He says the same thing to so many.

Politics isn’t bean bag. Some of us are discussing the two geniuses, Breitbart and Newt. Just cheer up and forge onward in the fog.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:35 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: RitaOK

Andrew

Well, he was no summer soldier
Where he fought was hard and cold
His manner? …less than gentle
His words were always bold

Andrew was a leader
And we happily played the chorus
When something needed saying
We let Andrew say it for us

Well, the contest isn’t over
And the system still is broken
So in honor of his mem’ry
We all need to be outspoken

When the moment calls you
Never turn your back and run
Gladly face the challenge
It’s what Andrew would have done

For he was no summer soldier
And the battles never cease
With the others who defend us
Let us pray he rests in peace.

~ Tarzana Joe


31 posted on 03/05/2012 11:01:37 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: true believer forever; onyx; C. Edmund Wright

What a gift!

Thank you for posting to this thread!

“..no summer soldier..”.

Just, sigh.....

Andy, RIP.


32 posted on 03/05/2012 11:07:12 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

BINGO!


33 posted on 03/05/2012 11:48:25 AM PST by matthew fuller (If 9/11 happens again, who do we NEED as President?)
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To: onyx

He was a revolutionary. He’s given a whole new generation of conservatives a blueprint.


34 posted on 03/05/2012 12:00:37 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: GracieOMalley

Oh, sod off, newbie. The only conservative with a history of conservative success is Newt Gingrich.

Santorum is not now, nor has he ever been, truly conservative.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Rick Santorum Cast Himself As ‘Progressive Conservative,’ Non-Reaganite In First Campaign

WASHINGTON — Making his first run for Congress in the early 1990s, this candidate promised not to be a Reagan Republican, fashioned himself a progressive conservative, said he was impartial on unions and stayed vague on abortion rights.

It’s a description that fits Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor whose past political pursuits in that state have weighed down his current presidential ambitions. But in this case, it applies to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whose own political origins have been explored in far less depth.

In his circuitous path to the top of the primary polls, Santorum has presented himself as the pure conservative alternative to Romney. But an extensive review of newspaper archives and interviews with officials involved in his successful 1990 congressional race against Rep. Doug Walgren (D-Pa.) suggests that Santorum was cut from a similar GOP cloth as his current adversary.

Take, for instance, a November 3, 1990, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, in which Santorum distanced himself from Ronald Reagan.

Santorum insisted that he was the one who is more in touch. ‘From child care to taxes, we’re right for this district. This district has had enough of government sticking its nose constantly in our business,’ he said, insisting nonetheless that he is not a Reagan Republican.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

You want mean?


35 posted on 03/09/2012 3:05:57 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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