Skip to comments.Gingrich to packed house: Wal-Mart must be empty
Posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by VinLEdited on 03/10/2012 4:01:19 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
There was an overflow crowd greeting Newt Gingrich when he arrived at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in the southeast corner of Alabama on Saturday.
Looking over the hundreds of people packed into the gallery area and spilling down the steps in the main lobby, Gingrich enthused, "What a crowd. I'm really impressed. There must be no one left at Wal-Mart this afternoon."
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Something kinda disturbing about Santorum.
Great info True! I have experienced situations well enough to know that what one sees on the outside of a marriage is rarely the truth. Through the years I have known of situations that were eye opening. The women and men that bragged the most about their wonderful relationships, we’re “the last to know.”. I can tell you this, all politicians always have fabulous marriages”..............................and there is one relationship we’re watching that has some big holes in it, something just isn’t normal.
Anybody but Obama!
Screw the other s**t. Lets get Obama, and his left wing flying monkeys out of power and start over before it's too damn late.
We don't have the luxury of finding 'The Best'. We are running out of time to look for the 'prefect' candidate.'
I don't care much for any of them, but this is what we got and any of them are better than Obama.
If you want to have your ideological hissy fit and stay home in November, or do some goofy 3rd party thing, Obama will really appreciate it ... and the Nation will be permanently screwed.
End of message.
Consider it done!
Thank you for the information. I hope there will be a huge audience watching.
Good one Frank. Thanks for posting.
That’s about as condescending as the line “why don’t you go deep-fry something” from the movie “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Oh please. You need to lighten up.
Seriously, you really shop at Walmart?
You don't buy your clothes there do you?
Good that there are at least SOME conservatives up here in the People’s Republic of Oregon. Such a beautiful state - how did it get so messed up?
I am just stunned that many Santorum supporters can’t move beyond trivialities. The country is at the tipping point. Soon the Pauls will outnumber the Peters. Soon the economy will collapse. Are we going to remain free, or are generations to come going to be slaves to government? I’ll be gone....but I have a ten year old niece.....I worry that she’ll be forced into a labor camp someday.....or that a government bureaucrat wanting to assess her quality of life will knock on her door.....or she’ll die violently at the hands of a mob that feel they’re entitled to her property....
If Newt was in Florida and substituted Disney World for Walmart, would you be offended?
I guess people read what they want into a comment. If Romney said the same thing, I probably would take it the way you did with Newt, but Romney has a history of acting like the haughty John Kerry and we all know it.
Let's see, lifetime NRA member, ya all, I like grits, his Wife drives two Cadillacs. Romney sounds pathetic. Newt doesn't have a history of BS’ing the crowd like Romney, and Santorum is just too sanctimonious (look at me, look at me) for me to support him in the Primaries. If he is the last man standing I'll pull the lever for him.
I know he's got nothing today, I read that in a news article, but don't know about tomorrow. He does have a breakfast in Mobile Mon morning.
Maybe he's spending the weekend with Beck... who just announced we all need to get together now and support Mitt...
I also read it as condescending.
Damn. So many sensitive people. If this was offensive to you, and apparently it was, Rush’s “slut” comment must have pushed you over the edge and made you double up on your medication.
I dig it.
the campaign did send out a little memo to some of the staffers, saying that the santorum campaign, staffers, and media, are going to start a huge newt's go to go effort in the coming days... and everyone is going to have stay focused, disregard and keep doing what they have to do. And not get discouraged. This is the crunch time.. where you keep doing what you believe in while everybody every place is telling you it's worthless.
Also, maybe beware of this: Newt's campaign has some santorum moles, I guess everybody has their moles, and they got reports yesterday, the santorum staff supporters, ops, etc, top down, are being told to be nice in interactions with anybody re Newt, so as to "attract" Newt supporters and gently change their minds.
I admit. I almost got a little lulled yesterday by santorum supporters who are usually brutal, being very nice to me.
for what it's worth...
They’ve tried it on me before...one day as nasty and judgemental as can be....the next it’s all soothing words and soft selling.
>> I am just stunned that many Santorum supporters cant move beyond trivialities.
The Conservative contingency is not without its fair share of statist subscribers, and Santorum has a way of satisfying their moral, indignant appetite. It’s not any more complicated than that.
The irony is I’d like a similar outcome, except without the force of law, without the force of statism.
Rick Santorum is good, intelligent man. I don’t wish to discredit his virtues, but there’s no way I want him a leadership role, not yet anyway. He needs to come of Presidential age.
Not me. It’s been all Newt hate, all the time. I am glad to see you didn’t fall for it, some of us are so dense we had to be told :)
That's what gets me about these politic-Evangelicals who are supporting Santorum so heavily - they can see and condemn someone's sin, but only when it's in a candidate they don't support.
“The irony is Id like a similar outcome, except without the force of law, without the force of statism.”
I’m with you.
Why are you surprised? Aren't trivialities about all that makes up Santorum's campaign?
As I read it Newt has more committed delegates than Santorum does as of now.
the reason this is so important is because it isn't only just relevant to the MS and AL, but to all the future contests coming up, and especially if the sancto campaign plans to start a concerted newt's got to go effort. This could be some great ammo for the coming days and for rebuttal. There is no choice but to put all the chips on Newt and pray he comes through, and Santorum gets exposed for what he is - a superficial talking points candidate.
This little vid takes 1 minute to watch, and it is worth it. It was a debate with Newt and Rick before this campaign, and Santorum choked and couldn't answer, newt gave an answer, and you could tell he wasn't even thinking with 1/10 of his brain, and the people were out of their seats with a standing O immediately.
If you have time, please try to put a little get-together for Newt and watch this... or consider doing it in the future...
Against Birth Control and Against Abortion.
Santorum doesn’t pay his tithes?
oops, to be clear, I was talking about having a little get together for the monday night forum...
The Dothan Walmart is pretty nice, and always busy whenever I’ve been there.
You’re not from Lower Alabama, are you? Most Southerners can laugh about how there is only one red light in their small town and maybe a Wal-Mart that serves a whole county (or three) of people. What else is there to do in the Wiregrass? Tip cows? I confess that I am not from Lower Alabama though I have lots of family and friends who are. I’ve spent some time there as well, and I don’t think it’s condescending at all to joke about there being nothing to do there except to go to Wal-Mart. Great people. Great food. Roll Tide! (oh and do I have to say War Eagle!?)
You what’s also ironic?
If social conservatism is all you care about, then there’s still no reason to pick Santorum over Newt.
I mean, we know Newt would choose strict constructionist judges who won’t push this “living, breathing” Constitution nonsense, and who won’t suddenly find a constitutional mandate for special rights for gays.
Newt is pro-life. I mean, he’s the guy who shepherded the PBA ban through Congress, and to Clinton’s desk, that first time around. People can whine about that “implantation” kerfluffle from a couple of month’s back, but the fact is, that discussion exists more in the realm of insular Catholic theology than it does on any practical level in dealing with abortion. Newt would oppose abortion, and there’s no real reason to say he wouldn’t.
Newt has a proven record on welfare reform, which is frankly about as truly pro-family as anything you can do. Welfare is undermining and destroying the basis of the family unit in this country. Newt helped to pass the reform that slowed this down for a few years, at least.
I’m very social conservative myself, and I see no reason to trust Santorum more on these issues than Newt.
You ain't too bright, are you?
Don't think Candace Bergen...think Jeff Foxworthy.
how many times has mitt won wyoming. it seems like twice a week they show mitt winning wyoming
totally, mitt avoids the sunday shows like the plague. he’s in prevent defense. he only goes on kudlow, who has become a total squishy sponge.
At least this primary has forced out the squishy republicans. I’m making a list, starting with:
every one at the weekly standard
Why? Levi’s are Levi’s. I live outside a VERY small town. I’m grateful I have a store like that to shop in.
Dothan is big. Luverne is small.
We don’t have the luxury of finding ‘The Best’. We are running out of time to look for the ‘prefect’ candidate.’
I couldn’t disagree more. this is exactly what mitt and the boys want. Take a look at the drudge headline right now “shock poll: romney 48 obama 43. When you click on the link where does it take you? the answer is Rassmusen. Drudge and Rasmussen are total hacks for Romney.
Plus Rassmusen has been touting exit polls from super tuesday saying that the most important thing to voters is somebody who can beat obama. This crap is all orchestrated by mitt and the establishment.
Do not fall for it!!!
Migrating hippies from California. Actually, the majority of the state isn’t moonbatty. It’s mostly just Portland & Eugene. I’ve lived her almost my entire life and can’t imagine living anywhere else, though.
Considering he didn’t grow up well off, I say good for him! If he EARNED the means to have a $1,000,000 spree wherever the heck he wants to then isn’t that something to be respected and aspired to rather than jealously sneered at?
Nope, southern Pennsyltucky a.k.a. Pennsylvania.
Once described as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between".
Since Late Feb some of us have known about the issue with Rick Santorum wife. I would not post the article I did not know all the Facts.
But we have heard over and over about Newt Marriage problems and how Santorum was a better Christan than Newt or even us and that he would restore the family values. It is time for Santorum to come down off that soap box he is not the only American that is Saved.
I thrust Newt to give 100% to do what he thinks is right for this Country and as for Santorum well he think politics is a team sport and sometime you have to take one for the team.
I don't trust Santorum at all.
excellent video of newt destroying ricky.
There was another debate between just newt and cain. the exact thing happened. I mean exactly the same. If you’re good at finding videos please find this one of cain and newt and post them both together. It will show that newt is a man among boys.
Yes, it is and it is only a minute long, and says it all.
It's like Newt didn't even engage his brain, and left ricky looking like the idiot he is. I have a few contacts in the campaign and I am trying to put together an effective little letter to why they should use it as a commercial... it is already just 1 min, and with the standing O they'd only need to say something like When what's inside really counts or something like that...
I will look for that Cain vid for you, but I don't think Newt did anything extraordinary, except for the fact he was incredibly gracious to cain. Oh, maybe you are talking about that part where cain got a question on medicare or medicaid, and thought for a few moments -went blank - and then handed it off to Newt. The audience started to groan... and Newt said, no that's fair, he went first on the last question... it was really cool.
The crowd laughed and cheered at Gingrichs expression a phrase used by Southerners to say something big is happening in town. Gingrich "
From "Newt Gingrich Knows What it Takes to Be Southern"
True. All he has to say is, "I was shopping in WalMart the other day, and I met..." There. Fixed it.
I have a few contacts in the campaign
Honestly, I really wouldn’t be very good at calls-or- I would do it. I’ve contributed monthly since December- and if I were closer to Ala, I would volunteer in person. For Sarah, in 2008, I started a small website- and will do the same if Newt gets the nomination.
The Romney attacks really hurt Newt- In Fla, I think he felt overwhelmed- he knew he didn’t have the resources to reply- and I think that sense of futility carried over into the debates-. I think his allusion to mouse to an elephant was telling.
I think the memo you reference is the only available course- do your best, and simply disregard the negativity and hope people have become inured to it.
Santorum is losing 55-34 to Romney- he’ll get wiped out in a flash, one on one. He should have backed off Al and Miss- and let Newt win. At least, that would slow Romney down- and that’s all Newt and Rick can play for— keep the ball in play, and hope Romney falters.
There’s no reason for Newt to drop— the effect would only be to give Rick a better bargaining position with Romney— which is probably the only reason santorum wants him out. I’m sure he knows he can’t- he just gets a better bargaining position to negotiate terms of surrender.
I would never vote for Rick— don’t respect how he wormed his support.
Incidentally, according to ABC, Newt’s comment on Walmart was a common expression in the South meaning “something big is happening in town”.
Finally, the guy who introduced Newt at the rally, said Newt was up 6 in both states-though he didn’t specify the polls.
All those on your list are suspect.
But Thomas Sowell has been a Gem...a true gem. Like he always is.
I am trying to put together an effective little letter to why they should use it as a commercial... it is already just 1 min, and with the standing O they’d only need to say something like When what’s inside really counts or something like that...
or perhaps something like: when things are on the line who do people turn to? Newt
when that 3am phone call comes aren’t you glad they’re calling newt.
Those are two rether rediculous complaints.
What, just because Newt once cheated on two wives, no other candidate is allowed to say they have been married for 21 years?
And it’s almost disgusting to even THINK about the bizarre interpretation you had for “sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi”.
And it’s funny that you didn’t see the irony in complaining about “classless”, while missing the possible issue over the “empty walmart” comment. If a liberal had said that about a republican meeting, we’d all be castigating the liberal for their attacks on our fellow conservatives.
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