Skip to comments.Gingrich ‘dumbfounded’ by Obama win
Posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
Add Newt Gingrich to the list of Republicans coming to terms with the loss of the presidential election. On Monday, the former speaker of the House sounded reflective on the "Today" show, saying, "We need to stop, take a deep breath and learn." He added, "The president won an extraordinary victory. And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it."
Gingrich said, "But if you had said to me three weeks ago Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain and it looks like he'll be 2 million fewer, I would have been dumbfounded."
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Are you crazy?!!!! Obama does not deserve respect...he stole it.
We are seeing dozens of verified reports of voter fraud and Newt NEVER mentioned it once to Sean today.
And to think, it might coulda been you, Newt.
Perhaps it’s respect among thieves, i.e. as such count the proverbial “honor” thereof.
Maybe Yahoo! News will do a follow up story on the remarkable turnout he got in Philly, Cayuga county, etc.
Newt...the man who attacked Romney’s Bain Capital background. Ugh.
We have a real path forward, a winning path, but we have to play the percentages and be just as cynical and aggressively Machiavellian as them - maybe more. It's worth it.
Gingrich hasn’t been keeping up with his history. Illegals come to America, have babies in American Hospitals at taxpayer’s expense, illegals and Citizen babies grow up dependent on Government, turn 18 and vote for the one that gives away more freebies. Now wash, rinse, repeat.
I don’t trust the government that ran the elections so I don’t trust the numbers. What I do know is that Romney conceded without so much as a whimper.
Women should NEVER EVER EVER EVER vote. Period.
Obama is still short 7 million voters he got out in 2008.
Mitt was just the fall guy in an All Star Wrestling match billed as a Predential Race. Nobody will say anything about the gross examples of cheating. Maybe Allen West will create such a spectical in Florida that it will draw attention to it? We’re a week out tomorrow, and not a peep. Kind of like the Birth Certificate. It was fraudulent as H*LL, and no one would say sh*t.
You simply don't win by attracting independents ~ you win by getting Republican voters out!
Newt did attack on that front in part because it was where Romney is vulnerable and in part to forshadow what the Dems would do in the general. In fact, it is the method used to demonize Romney and make him an attractive alternative. The Democrat/Media has become really good at making every election a choice between two unattractive options...the lesser of two evils. They take you down in the mud with them, and regardless of the opposition’s response, it is deemed ‘the most negative race ever’. Romney did not run an overly negative campaign, but a poll would likely show he was the negative one...not the guy who accused Romney, of murder, cancer causer, hatchet man, etc.
Gingrich would have done worse.
As a bona fide woman, I agree with you.
Be prepared to hear all about lots of voters staying home...the Bipartisan Oligarchy would rather we all stew in that mess..than having us all bothered, and deciding to investigate, about all the voters voting who never voted...
Listening to descriptions of how Democrats got out their ground game with superior ability to bring those to the polls who normally would never go by the commentators on Fox election night..made me realize..what they actually have done is track names that HAVE NOT VOTED IN MANY, MANY elections cycles....and vote them.
A well-funded project, county-by-county..to examine the names signed in at at the polls..and going out to find those individuals..youll find they were never physically at he polls..or they themselves never filled out the absentee ballot....or their names in the death registers.
The very LAST thing the Bipartisan Oligarchy want or need is any semblance of Constitutional Federal Govmt or a clean vote.
Both those are up to We the People to cram it down their throats so hard in DC they will, someday, never do otherwise.
Absent a clean vote.....We the People are being taxed without representation..Ask George III how well that worked out!
No, I would not say that. If aught of the fairer sex ought not vote, it is the godless anti-family “feminist” unnatural ilk. There are still many pro-family God-fearing natural women out there.
“I dont trust the government that ran the elections so I dont trust the numbers. What I do know is that Romney conceded without so much as a whimper”....didn’t he say he was lawyered up in case of a close election?
He sure came through big where it counted, though. Such an efficient operation.
“He did. What they didn’t factor in is that the left would dilute the votes of traditional American groups by a combination of bringing out the hip hop generation youth vote, the Sadra Fluke type of idiotic woman voter (no apologies from me for stating the truth), continuing to bring in the minority vote, and by fairly extensive voter fraud.”
It is a problem for the conservatives, we feel guilty when we lie, cheat and steal, the left doesn’t.
As a bona fide woman, I agree with you.
No. If this is a warning about us getting too far away from God, then that should be heeded in earnest. You don’t win against the devil by employing his devices. This won’t be a win for the liberals either, and they’ll realize it too late.
You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! One in a million. AND BELIEVE ME, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If MEN were the ones who put obama and clinton and clinton II and carter in the White House, I would pray with a burning passion that MEN were unable to vote.
So one GOP candidate should attack another because he made money as a capitalist? And this is considered helpful?
In fact, it turned many grassroots conservatives against Romney and helped spread the big lie.
Spreading lies and class warfare is not a good strategy from a GOP candidate. The Dems should be left to do that trash.
Newt, get this straight:
I do not owe that Godless, Israel-hating, America-despising, business-destroying, arrogant, narcissistic, demonic Marxist piece of garbage one shred of respect, nor will he get it from me.
Dear God, in the Republican party, Allen West is the one Rottweiler among a bunch of teacup poodles.
That's it in a nutshell
——And the fact is, we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it.”
Well, Newt, what if they did it thru substantial voter fraud? Does that command our respect?
This is a dilemma in the world in general. Christianity is, aside from the sacred religious aspects, an instruction set for how to get screwed by others - at least in the short term. I don't say this with disdain. If it wasn't for my faith I would not be alive. No question. Also, I believe, independent of the religious implications, that the messages put forth in Christian doctrine about how to conduct oneself in life are the absolute right ones.
I don't know how to deal with this conundrum, and would love to hear other opinions. Our military employs psy-ops and disinformation, etc. Is that wrong? What's the balance? Do we have the right to defend ourselves against those who want to destroy our way of life?
Pinning it on one thing is not acquitting your POV.
Your state ran the elections.
Yep, I am really angry how he just said “Ummm, Ok, you won Obama”....especially after hearing how our election judges were locked out of polling places and had to go get a court order to get in....now there is a big clue of fraud going on...
Lib’s eat breathe and sleep dishonesty. What’s new?
If women did not vote, o would be out of office. Period.
If men did not vote, o would still be in office. Period.
No women voters equals no carter, clinton, clinto II, obama, obama II. What more do you need.
BINGO!!!.....We have a winner!!!...
and a Pulitzer (for what its worth) to the 1st unemployed recent graduate of any 1/2 assed Journalism school
Here’s a fact of life I won’t deny either: Any man who uses the “c” word to refer to women doesn’t represent the type of conservative man that most conservative ladies value.
Good freaking grief. They act like the Democrats are the same as them and wouldn't cheat. They flat out fail to look behind the curtains. Col. Allen West, you may have the keys to the Republican Party. Nobody else is man enough to drive it.
If you had said to me three weeks ago that one of our supposedly smarter conservatives, along with a panopoly of other morons, would persist in comparing the day-after vote totals of Romney to the final, fully counted vote totals of McCain, I would have been dumbfounded.
It's obvious Romney got more votes than McCain - the votes simply haven't been counted yet. There are at least a million uncounted Romney votes in California alone.
What the hell does “acquitting your POV” mean? My pov is women should keep reading People magazine, and leave the running of the world to people who read Madison’s essays on property rights.
If you can find me using “the c word” to refer to women, I’ll give you a subscription to People magazine so you can keep up with Tom Cruise.
I was thinking about this today, why didn’t Romney find Dems that were in the same line of business as Bain? Surely it’s not a Republican thang....He could of come back with the names of those companies and thrown it in their faces....
Most of that is uncounted votes - figure about 2 million of the 3 million unprocessed California votes are Obama votes, and that 14% of NY ballots are uncounted.
I don't think I've ever seen more concentrated stupidity that the navel-gazing analysis of the mythical 2008-2012 turnout drop that doesn't exist.
As a woman I not only agree with you but have been saying it myself for the last 20 years. I vote responsibly but my vote is cancelled out by so many irresponsible ME ME ME females that it would be worth it for me to lose my vote in order to keep the rest from voting.
I don’t know but when your own side is throwing this kind of mud at you it’s not a good thing.
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