Skip to comments.Newt Is the Problem
Posted on 12/12/2011 6:28:46 PM PST by Steelfish
DECEMBER 12, 2011 Newt Is the Problem On health-care entitlements, Newt has moved left.
Newt Gingrichs rise to the top of the GOP polls is fueled, in part, by Republicans mistrust of Mitt Romney. Romneys signature Massachusetts health-care law, the model for Obamacare, leads many to wonder whether Romney can challenge the president on this most important domestic issue.
But any conservative who opposes Romney because of Romneycare should oppose Gingrich with thrice the intensity: Newt Gingrich is one of the principal abettors of the exploding health-care entitlement state we face today. Indeed, its not clear what would be worse for the cause of entitlement reform: Newts losing to Obama or Newts beating him.
I wouldnt switch my positions for political reasons, Gingrich recently told a South Carolina radio station, in an apparent attempt to draw a contrast between himself and Romney. And perhaps Newt is right. He doesnt change positions out of a considered desire to attune himself to public sentiment. Apparently he changes positions based on what he had for breakfast that morning.
On Monday, we would say were not going to give a $500 child tax credit to people who dont have tax liabilities, said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) to National Reviews Brian Bolduc. On Wednesday, hed meet with President Clinton, and that position would change. Newt has displayed egregious unreliability on the issues with the highest stakes.
As Bolduc recounts from the memoir of former speaker Denny Hastert (R., Ill.), In May 1997 . . . Newt declared the GOP willing to separate tax cuts from other items in a balanced-budget deal that we were negotiating with Bill Clinton. That was news to us and represented a huge change in policy in less than twenty-four hours.
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Bachmann 2012!!!!! Santorum as VP.
at least Newt is supporting legalizing illegals (who apparently are law-abiding citizens). That sure is bold.
Not if Newt is unelectable.
Can’t we just re-elect Obama, just so we can get along?
When NR-types endorse the enabler of Romney-care, I find ALL of these types of arguments disingenuous. Come out for Perry or Bachmann. But if we must have a big government guy, I’ll take Newt over Romney, if that’s all that’s on the menu.
Newt never attendd a NARAL fund-raiser, not even in his Rockefeller Republican days.
Yes, he is the problem for the FRantic Newt-Bashers here, who refuse identify their favorite candidate (Paul?)
It doesn't seem to hurt him in urban settings but it sets off alarm bells in flyover country.
Of course he is electable. That’s a primary reason he’s the frontrunner.
You nailed it.
All these concerned stealth Paul butters are
Playing the Non stop trashing again .
Ron Paul the Jew hating 9-11 truther -Blame America for 9-11 vile crazy.
Yes a different name for amnesty but still the same act. Newt supports amnesty but you are free to make up any flowery name you wish.
Gingrich is no more unelectable than Romney. There, simply, is no right or wrong position regarding anyone’s choice of candidate. I know that there are legions of partisans desirous of influencing our choiices in this regard but it’s all Bullshit! Of relevance is the piss-poor performance of that bumbling marxist in the Whitehouse vis a vis our liberty and and our economic well-being. Any of the Republicans contesting for the Presidency could beat an abject failure, the likes of which we have never seen! Let’s get freakin’ real!
Am wondering if Soros has ownership of National Review all of a sudden.
Nah. They do have an inordinate number of writers in the tank for Mitty though.
I’m not a Newt fan and am sorry it’s come down to him or Romney, but I’ll get behind Newt anyday over Romney... Just don’t ask me to be happy about it. BTW, I’m not a Ron Paul supporter.
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws."-- Noah Webster
Agree- but Newt is establishment too. Read the full article.
So was McCain and Dole
That crap sandwich was only able to be washed down by Palin.
I wish people liked the true conservative Bachmann.
Grahamnesty criticizing Newt for being unreliable?
Funny, I don't remember him saying this about McCain or Dole.
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."
"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"
"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."
Barf is spelled BARF, not bold.
NOOT is just a symptom of why the GOP is called the Stupid Party.
>> “If the Establishment was so afraid of Gingrich...” <<
They’re not. - They love his socialist surrendering ass; they just love Mutt more.
President Newt Gingrich....... get used to the idea, it’s going to happen.
Noot is the Mediots’ frontrunner, not the voter’s.
[ Bachmann 2012!!!!! Santorum as VP. ]
I agreed but America don’t want a conservative President..
America wants some form of socialism.. YES.. even republicans..
America doesn’t even know democracy is Mob Rule by mobsters..
“Democracy” has become a “holy word”.. try telling someone democracy is idiocy..
Most americans are socialists..
Holding another clown posse convention?
Noot is unacceptable to conservatives; only you clown posse sycophants can stand him.
He will loose by a landslide. There will not be more than 3 debates and they will not allow gingrich to dominate. They will make sure to show a white old man against obama. Social conservatives will not turn out for gingrich. Atleast for romney, few moderates will show up. Bottom line, I have to really think hard to spend lot of time canvassing my precincts. If newt is the candidate, Republicans will loose North Carolina. I can guarantee you !
Lindsay Graham doesn’t like Newt, well hells bells thats all it takes...............
Noot is McCain times 3.
Obama could beat Noot like a drum.
Obama could beat Noot like a drum.
Establishment Republicans for $200, Alex.
I certainly hope you are not using Chris Matthews as a standard of measure!
We both know that Noah Webster is rolling in his grave right now.
Noot isn’t a one eyed fatman; he’s a one trick socialist surrender pony.
What makes Newt unelectable. He is better at articulating the opposing vision of Obama (ie the majority views on almost every issue) than anyone else in the field. He also has a tremendous experience building a national majority. Yes, we know he has warts, but he has a lot of positives, too. If he can withstand the scrutiny through IA, NH, SC, and FL and takes the lead without any major problems, he will have demonstrated pretty good capability for the general election.
Your boy Ron Romney will never get it!
Noot’s a shot up the poop port.
You keep getting Noot’s first name wrong.
It’s a good thing you don’t get hay fever, the way you’re always hugging a strawman.