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Gingrich to packed house: Wal-Mart must be empty
Fox ^ | 3-10-12 | Lyn

Posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by VinL

Edited 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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KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt
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To: Toespi; All
"Actually, there are quite a few people out here, not in his target voters, that find him offensive in everything. PERIOD."

I contend there is a larger anti-Santorum contingent in the GOP than there is an anti-anybody-else contingent. Maybe only Paul gets close.

No doubt Rick Santorum takes the prize.

41 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Popman
only liberals or Yankees

Plead guilty of being the latter, never the former.

42 posted on 03/10/2012 4:29:58 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Miss Behave
I only shop at stores other than Walmart, if Walmart doesn't carry it. Groceries, clothes, everything. I didn't take any offense at newt's remark. I thought it was funny. Not condescending at all.
43 posted on 03/10/2012 4:31:28 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BubbaJunebug

I live in Dothan and attended the Newt rally tonight, I didn’t see ONE person insulted about the Wal-Mart joke. Newt was great, touched on all the issued and was very well received!


44 posted on 03/10/2012 4:31:50 PM PST by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: lightman

I took it as being funny and not condescending at all.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:34 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Popman

“only liberals or Yankees think all Wal-mart shoppers are dumb hicks”

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As an avid Red Sox fan I couldn’t agree more. :-)


46 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:45 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Toespi

, he is damn lucky Gingrich is in the race or he WOULD be home sitting on the couch with his wife. PERIOD.
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Rasm has him down 54-35 one on one with Romney.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 4:32:48 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

http://www.newt.org/news/video-senator-santorum-in-his-own-words/


48 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:11 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: lightman

I also read it as condescending.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: gardencatz
Why? Do you have something against Walmart? I shop their all the time

So do I and literally millions of others. There are those here that are snobs or union sympathizers and some who think Wal-Mart is the only store in the country that sells Chinese goods. Every store within a hundred mile radius of me sells Chinese goods.

Others complain about Mexican dominated Wal-Marts, sorry for them but there are 6 Wal-Marts and 1 Sam's within a 10 mile radius of me, I have been in all of them and they are all clean and I have rarely seen a Mexican in one of them. I suppose it depends on what part of the country you're in.

If one lives in California or anywhere near the Mexican border, yep, you're gonna see a lot of Mexican domination.

Disclaimer - My wife works in Wal-Mart management and makes a 6 figure salary and all those figures are to the left of the decimal point.

50 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:38 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: carriage_hill

Ja vell, so gates.


51 posted on 03/10/2012 4:34:33 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: FrankR

Excellent and Amen


52 posted on 03/10/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags by the Presidential podium.)
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To: Sammie42

The only thing offensive about the Newt rally today was the Ron Paul flyers scattered over our cars and parking area. Tacky, but so typical of Paul supporters


53 posted on 03/10/2012 4:35:51 PM PST by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: lightman

The big stores in Dothan are a Walmart Supercenter, Target, Kohls, JC Penny and then things like Big Lots and Burlington Coat Factory.

I don’t know where others are from, but here in ‘bama, Walmarts are packed on weekends.

That’s all Newt was implying.
That’s not condescending, it’s the truth.

Condescending is “I even say y’all now” and “I love those cheesy grits”.


54 posted on 03/10/2012 4:36:23 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: lightman

Actually, I thought it was well-put by you.


55 posted on 03/10/2012 4:37:07 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: lightman
I was at Wal-Mart this afternoon...and I assure you that I did not feel condescended to.

Newt understands. That is not condescension

56 posted on 03/10/2012 4:37:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: GreenHornet

If I’m not mistaken, Larry the Cable Guy uses that line at his appearances.
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Hornet, Newt isn’t Romney. I’m certain Newt thought out what he was going to say- and determined that the reference to Walmart was positive.

When one’s part of the group, one can “needle” the group— it’s the outsider trying to ingratiate himself, who is out of place.


57 posted on 03/10/2012 4:39:59 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

“Santorum also took on Gingrich obliquely, reminding the crowd that he and his own wife, Karen, have been married 21 years and home-schooled their seven children.”

So what? That woman with eight babies beats him! Let’s elect HER president then!Or the other woman who’s got EIGHTEEN kids!
Rick is an idiot if he thinks that is an argument to be elected.


58 posted on 03/10/2012 4:41:11 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: VinL

Ricky knows the real score in Alabama and Mississippi. He’s about to lose in both states so he becomes the snarky Rick.


59 posted on 03/10/2012 4:41:18 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: true believer forever

” I would only sit on the couch with my wife”....

Yes, Rick, gather your holy robes around yourself, lest you be tainted by the masses of the unwashed.

It’s remarks like this that are a complete turn off. Tell us again about your “Courage”, Rick.


60 posted on 03/10/2012 4:42:53 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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