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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: It Is Time for Newt to Go! [doesn't like his age or his one liners]
The American Spectator ^ | February 16, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr

Posted on 02/16/2012 5:15:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

WASHINGTON -- There is a grisly pallor that has beset former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Then, too, there is a lumpiness: to his face, to his features, to his – well -- to his lump. When he walks into a room I feel rather sorry for him, but then I feel rather sorry for Bill Clinton too and for Hillary. No longer do I call her "Bill's lovely wife, Bruno." She looks grandmotherly rather than tough. I guess maybe her coeval from the 1960s generation of student government goody-goodies, Newt, looks grandfatherly rather than brainy. What does Al Gore look like these days, and Jean-François Kerry? They all quite abruptly assumed old age.

...This week the editors of National Review called upon Newt to quit the race. I second the motion. A couple of weeks ago Newt called for Rick Santorum, he having only one win in his column, to give up. Now Santorum has four wins and Newt is stuck with his one forlorn victory an increasingly long time ago. It is time for Newt to throw his weight behind Santorum or Mitt Romney. It is time for him to retire from the race and go on to become the greatest Futurologist in America, possibly in the known world. The present is no place for him. He has displayed his judgment repeatedly and it is deficient. He has also displayed his art for the one-liner and it is destructive, destructive of other Republicans in the race. He began his race for the presidency with a flourish of his ostentatious braininess that hurt Congressman Paul Ryan, a real Republican leader. He has gone on to endanger Santorum and Romney. It is time for him to go.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; gopprimary; media; newt; pimpingromney; pimpingromneycare; pimpthebackstabber; pimpthesaboteur; remmetttyrrell; romney; santorum; tyrrell
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Robert Emmett Tyrrell, Sheldon Solow, and Michael Steinhardt. New York Social Diary
1 posted on 02/16/2012 5:15:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

GOP-e stoge and has been for a long time.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 5:18:33 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s time for Rev. Sanctimonious to go. He hasn’t won a PRIMARY yet, only caucuses.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 5:22:39 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What an idiot - and I used to admire his writing.

Basing his faulty premises on Newt’s age and physical shortcomings.

What about with age comes wisdom? I truly believe that journalists are intimidated by Newt’s intellect - they are too lazy to disseminate his arguments and overwhelmed by his analyses of the issues. They need to sit down and shut up or find a new profession; i.e. make-up artists or script writers.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 5:26:00 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Time for YOU to go, Tyrrell. You lost your edge when I was in pigtails and pinafore.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 5:26:21 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

PS - And if this is about looks — ? You’re looking right grandfatherly yourself, Bob.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 5:28:55 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We are self-destructing. I find myself turning off Fox, all talk radio (including Rush), and hunkering down for the long haul. I don’t think we are going to win this election. The Republican AND the Conservative power elite do not want real change. So they will get four more years of Barack Obama and go down in history as the real losers.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 5:30:34 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Reagan69

As of Februrary 14th, Newt was polling in last place in Michigan, behind Ron Paul.

Now who should drop out?


8 posted on 02/16/2012 5:30:34 AM PST by dforest
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

FTR, Tyrrell is the same age as Gingrich.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 5:33:17 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: sodpoodle
What about with age comes wisdom?

In Newt's case it's very true. I have been very impressed with his vision as this campaign has unfolded, but it doesn't always hold true. Mr. Tyrrell is a good example.

10 posted on 02/16/2012 5:33:44 AM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: Reagan69
It’s time for Rev. Sanctimonious to go.

Rev. Sanctimonious?? Is this an anti Catholic bias or just a general anti Christian bias? Santorum is a far better man on many levels than Gingrich or Romney.

11 posted on 02/16/2012 5:34:52 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: McGruff

Newt’s critics display an element of envy don’t they?


12 posted on 02/16/2012 5:41:34 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: AdaGray

Share your sentiments.

Worst case scenario - Obama wins re-election and becomes even more destructive and arrogant.

Almost as bad scenario - Romney wins and keeps the Obama legacy alive for 8 years.

Bad scenario - Santorum wins and has no clue how to exert influence of Congress.

Least bad scenario - Newt wins and gets pummelled daily by the MSM with no support from the lazy GOP Congress critters.
MSM describes ‘crisis in economy, crisis in foreign affairs, crisis in WH staff, crisis in health care’ ad nauseum.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 5:48:36 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Guess his mother never told him....”never judge a book by its cover.” Vanity is rampant.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 5:51:12 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Gingrich can’t win, is not gaining delegates, then why does it matter if he stays in the race. He is not hurting anyone, if no one is voting for him.
I am amazed how the establishment doesn’t like Gingrich, I guess they really just don’t like being called out.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 5:51:12 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He has also displayed his art for the one-liner and it is destructive, destructive of other Republicans in the race.

Just think what he could do to Obama.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 5:56:43 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: svcw

An interesting interview with Emmett Tyrrell (David Brock in the news now with his Media Matters — who was working for American Spectator at the time of this article, is also part of this column).

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/03/magazine/spectator-sport-r-emmett-tyrrell-jr.html?pagewanted=all


17 posted on 02/16/2012 5:57:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He has gone on to endanger Santorum and Romney.********

Endangering Romney is a very good thing. If Newt is doing as much he needs to keep on keeping on.

I personally think Romney should drop out as he’s gone on to endanger the conservative cause.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 5:57:48 AM PST by bereanway
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt has the skills and experience to get Americans behind our Country-wide campaign.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 5:59:00 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt has the skills and experience to get Americans behind our Country-wide campaign.


20 posted on 02/16/2012 5:59:11 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt has the skills and experience to get Americans behind our Country-wide campaign.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 5:59:30 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: svcw

The ones in favor of killing America want Newt out of the picture asap. I want Newt to win nomination and debate the reader prez. Newt will eat him alive and spit out that foul tasting meat out. Rancid.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by Rapunzel (Run SARAH run)
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To: mitchell001

Newt has picked up the energy independence banner.

Gas prices will be driving home his point.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 6:02:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jmaroneps37
So many of the pubbie elites are dipped in mittens muffins batter and any one that gets in his way are evil or stupid or fill in the blank.

I don't Newt or Rick to listen to any of these people crying to get them out of the race.

The race will sort itself out and we will have a candidate, hopefully a conservative.

24 posted on 02/16/2012 6:03:00 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Reagan69

The smell of fresh Catholic bashing in the morning!
Why do think it’s okay to attack Catholics.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 6:03:10 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: AdaGray
We are self-destructing.

Ada,

Don't despair, it looks bad now, but once we have a candidate, it will look better.

Remember, no matter who gets the nod, that person will be at least 10,000 times better than obummer.

Go to Church, say a prayer for our Country, but don't give up.

I'll say one for you so that you regain your resolve, we need everyone in the up coming battle.

26 posted on 02/16/2012 6:29:51 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: ncalburt

Newt’s Catholic.

No one is bashing Santorum’s religion.

Get a grip.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 6:30:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dforest

As goes Michigan, so goes... Michigan.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 6:36:24 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: McGruff

Regarding the age thing, I wonder how Tyrrell explains Ronald Reagan?


29 posted on 02/16/2012 6:38:59 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Tyrell is not establishment as some posters are saying. Some posters are whining at any mere criticism of Newt like a bunch of spoiled junior high girls. Self destruction is aided by myopic viewpoints.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 6:53:38 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

You are correct. Tyrrell is in a league all his own, and I’m sure he would be the first to tell you so.

This article is nonsense and he reveals a very nasty side.


31 posted on 02/16/2012 6:56:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just add Tyrrell and American Spectator to the long and growing list that has sold out to the GOP-e, like FOXNEWS and their many voices. FOXNEWS can’t be trusted.


32 posted on 02/16/2012 7:02:39 AM PST by tentmaker (vote for John Galt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh Boo Hoo Robert. Bad ole Newt is endangering Williard and Rick. Maybe Romney should drop out so Newt and Rick can go head to head.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 7:09:01 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tentmaker

American Spectator still has some decent writers. I’m not sure how much Tyrrell writes anymore. The magazine certainly can do without his contribution.


34 posted on 02/16/2012 7:11:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Yeah, he founded his magazine in a farmhouse in Ellettsville, Indiana, while he was a student at Indiana University. Initial appointments to the editorial board were settled by beer drinking contests. A real establishment Republican.

(Of course, the house was nicknamed "The Establishment" which used to drive the IU hippie population into apoplectic fits.)

35 posted on 02/16/2012 7:12:22 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I expect Tyrrell is more worried about Mitt than Rick!


36 posted on 02/16/2012 7:13:21 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ILS21R

I think if Newt were to become the Republican nominee and Obama was really afraid of debating him, he would refuse to have any debates—and the media would let him get away with it. Look at what happened in 2008 over accepting unlimited private contributions after promising to rely just on the public funding of his campaign, or his recent embrace of Super-PACs. Barely a whimper from the media.


37 posted on 02/16/2012 7:14:09 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: tentmaker

American Spectator has been out to lunch for a long time.

It’s the voice of the war party wing; promoting Homeland inSecurity’s domestic war against Americans and our constitution and pushing foreign wars so America can be the bully, er, I mean, leader of the world.

Problem is that their globalist trade policy has stripped the US of the wealth it needs to support their vision of brute global power. The US is not a military power when it is no longer an economic and cultural power.


38 posted on 02/16/2012 7:18:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
Tyrell is not establishment as some posters are saying.

Wasn't American Spectator (under Tyrell) one of the conservative outlets that abruptly dropped the Vince Foster thing -- in spite of the fact that a major contributor wanted them to keep on it, and stopped his contributions because they wouldn't?

39 posted on 02/16/2012 7:54:26 AM PST by maryz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If Newt wants to exact revenge on Romney then he should heed this advice. Right before super Tuesday pull out and endorse Santorum, Romney will go down for permanent defeat.

Did you know that Newt is soooo smart he did not even register his name as a website? Newt Gingrich is already taken by some left wing group. That is why his website is newt.org.

40 posted on 02/16/2012 8:05:42 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No doubt about it.


41 posted on 02/16/2012 8:15:56 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So many Republicans like Tyrell are so full of themselves. Who does he think he is telling Newt to drop out. I for one am extremely impressed by Newt. I think he is a genius and maybe the only hope this country has. How nasty Tyrell is talking about Newt's weight....Take a look at Gov. Christie. He makes Newt look like a razor blade. Nobody cuts him up about his weight. Vote for Newt!!!!
42 posted on 02/16/2012 10:51:22 AM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Once upon a time, Tyrrell was Newt's fan:

But now that Newt's looks are gone, RET has moved on.

43 posted on 02/16/2012 1:26:01 PM PST by x
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To: tbpiper

[Santorum is a far better man on many levels than Gingrich or Romney. ]

Thanks for your godlike insight into the souls of men, sanctimonious tbpiper.

I’m sure you would have been the first to sack Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. Can’t get enough altar boys when the going gets tough.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 5:11:06 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There are many reasons to be anti-Newt, not least of which is his knack for throwing the covers off his mistress’s bed just long enough to lecture the rest of us on family values and laughing while social conservatives rally to his cause. His character and trustworthiness leave much to be desired. His age, however, cannot be helped and should not count against him, yet that is apparently Mr. Tyrell’s biggest gripe. What ever happened to respecting our elders? Shame on you, Emmett.


45 posted on 02/16/2012 7:22:05 PM PST by Tabi Katz (Annoy the establishment : Vote 4 Santorum!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who said you were ?


46 posted on 02/16/2012 9:19:09 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Such a dedicated perry supporter becomes a Newt
Astroturfer !
How much ?


47 posted on 02/16/2012 9:19:38 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: ncalburt

Aren’t you darlin’?


48 posted on 02/17/2012 1:13:33 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FastCoyote
Thanks for your godlike insight into the souls of men, sanctimonious tbpiper.

Oh, you're most welcome FastYorkie. BTW you're mentioned in Proverbs 17:28.

49 posted on 02/17/2012 3:25:00 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

endanger ...Romney
______________________________

Bob only Romney has done that...


50 posted on 02/17/2012 6:23:15 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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