Skip to comments.Newt and the Governing Class
Posted on 12/08/2011 12:14:45 PM PST by TBBT
I just returned from the belly of the beast, Washington, D.C. There is not a more parochial or insular city in the country. While there, I had a conversation with two members of what can be described only as the Republican establishment, one in the print media and the other a K Street lobbyist. In short order, the conversation turned to Newt Gingrich and his surge to the top of the ladder.
There is no one more reviled in Washington than Newt. If anyone believes he is part of the establishment, he or she is mistaken. In fact, it would not be a terribly great stretch to say some in the Republican wing of the governing class would prefer to see Obama re-elected than Newt in the Oval Office. However, the vast majority of this class are now in a panic as the preordained choice, Mitt Romney, is truly threatened by the rabble in flyover country constantly looking for anyone but Romney. These people have settled, so it seems, on Gingrich. The increasing volume of commentary of the Beltway insiders and attendant vitriol toward Newt has become a near-hysterical tidal wave rehashing and embellishing Newt's supposed failings and personal "baggage."
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That's very interesting. Maybe it explains Newt's cozying up to Hillary and Nancy--trying to regain the power he'd lost?
The author has been fooled...and likely a supporter of Mitt or Newt
Newt ain’t for Tea Party principles either. He’s as establishment as you can get.
Conservatism is dead. If they win, either Romney or Gingrich will also be one term presidents, because they will immediately run away from conservative principles, and will contimue the Obama policies, if at a slower speed - amnesty, more spending, appointment of “moderate” judges, etc. It will mark the end of the Republican perty.
I got your nightmare right here
First Amend, NOT!!!
Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored the 1987 Pro-Fairness Doctrine Bill
Stop the Insanity say no to Newt
Too many liberal BS positions to list
Newt with his BFFS Princess Nancy, Kerry and Al Sharpton
Newt loves HC mandates always has
Newt Flip Flops on Libya
Ethanol lobbyist Newt Gingrich and usand the future of the GOP
Newt Gingrich on Bailout: “Reluctantly ... Yes”
As you said: Romney is simply unacceptable.
Newt doesn't thrill me either, but he will side with capitalism or with non-governmental solutions more often than either of the leftists we are choosing him to stop. That is close enough. It's nowhere near the enthusiasm I had for Cain, or for Bachmann, or for DeMint, or for so many others (especially for you-know-who from Alaska), but I'll print up the Newt bumper stickers and put one on my car:
This means that if he were to become POTUS, members of his own party and administration would be leaking stuff to undermine Newt every second of every day. They are about that grade-school petty inside the beltway.
Being reviled doesn’t make one “not a D.C. insider.” If you’re an insider, it just means you’re a reviled insider.
Newt is the penultimate typical — even stereotypical — Washington pol. He’s not an outsider. Rather, he’s an outcast. And that is far different from being a true outsider.
Vote for Obama then. Thanks!
Gingrich is not only flawed, he’s a loose cannon. In previous years, I would have never considered him as a choice.
Realistically, there are 3 choices, Gingrich, Romney, or Obama.
Obama is out of the question. He’s a communist, and his vision for America is simply evil.
Romney is better than Obama, but would be business as usual. Obamacare would remain intact. Romney would just be so thrilled to be president that he would do whatever he had to to make the government establishment happy.
Gingrich is a wild card. He’s pretty smart, though not as smart as he thinks he is. He’s more conservative than both Obama and Romney by an order of magnitude. And while Gingrich may have some crazy ideas, and say inappropriate things, I think he’d be a positive force, on balance.
So... I’ve decided to ignore the trash talk about Gingrich. Ignore his baggage, for Gingrich’s baggage is far lighter than Obama’s, and the MSM managed to ignore all of Obama’s flaws.
That is why, despite the fact that he is a loose cannon at times, Newt is the guy to take on Obama. Bachman maybe.
I applaude your realism. Those who don’t share it will be very shocked when Newt makes good on his promise that one of his first acts as President will be to “reach out to Democrats.”
Personal opinion here but Obama must not win.
I’d take Biden to Obama because the puppets controlling Obama couldn’t control an idiot.
Your opinion is as far from reality as Obama is from being pro-American!
I met Newt as part of a delegation of top conservative grass roots leaders in Connecticut on July 14, 2010.
For two hours we exchanged views and listened to Newt.
He strongly encouraged us to take over the CT GOP!
He offered to help.
He said that the Tea Party is the only hope for restoring America!!
I believe Newt will embrace Tea Party principles and appoint hundreds of Tea Party activists, if he becomes the 45th POTUS!
Google my name to see my impact and input in Connecticut in the past three years.
I know what I say is true!
I was all for Sarah Palin, but then went to Cain.
Many of us have been brainwashed into believing what we see on TV, although we know bettter!
Discarding the yoke of conformity is perhaps the most difficult task we can achieve!!
There is no "perfect candidate".
I prefer to go with the person who most scares the status quo ruling class establishment.
In 1980 that was Ronald Reagan.
In 1992 that was Pat Buchanan.
Gingrich is the first statesman since Reagan, flaws and all.
I am speechless...forget his record...forget his lobbying...
Just listen to a politician on what he says he is going to do and all will be well!!!
Newt Gingrich is 100% progressive establishment...HE HAS EVEN SAID IT.
Get your head out of the sand...time is running out. Dig out the truth and you will see the only two candidates so far that are true conservatives for small government are Bachmann and Santorum.
BTW...I have spoken to Newt personally well, and Cain and many of them...speaking to them personally has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on their actual records.
Newt is an insider..his stand on immigration and global warming show his core.. but the current resident also holds those views and many others that Newt would not agree with.. so pragmatism says Newt is OUR insider and he will get my vote even though I have strong reservations on many points
I don't take Newt at his word on that or on most of what he says. I believe he will "reach out" to the Democrats, but I'm not convinced it will be sincere, particularly if we send him to DC with a strong conservative Congress. I am comfortable trusting him about as much as I would expect his third wife to trust him - and I imagine he will be as loyal to his voters as he was to his first two wives . . . faithful significantly more than half the time. It's sad that this is the best our party can attract to public office, but most conservatives prefer to do something useful and are in private enterprise.
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