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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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What makes Newt unelectable is his rubberized socialist, ‘mandate’ loving spine.
Mr. Gingrich is NOT endorsed by the establishment. Even Lindsay doesn’t like him. The New World Order types reject him. I am suspect as to your reasoning.
LOL... sure he can, sure he can. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Better do some more surveying, editor, if that’s your real name, before you accuse others of your own sins - projection, as modern psychologists call it. In the meantime, good luck clipping shampoo coupons with your midget loudmouth congresswoman candidate.
The New World Order types love him.
Obama loves him because he destroys our biggest weapon: The healthcare mandate.
Yes. As well as Finney, Burnett, etc. Doesn’t mean we can’t arrest the decline and reverse it. That’s not something we can do with Gingrich... or Romney.
As President, Newt Gingrich will arrest the decline in America and reverse it. Go Newt!
You keep on swinging wildly and missing, Mr. Quixote.
Mental illness is so entertaining when you let it be.
As speaker, Newt Gingrich arrested the rise in America and reversed it. Go to hell Newt!
Well, for one I think the SC will whack Obamacare. I also believe Romney is a big mistake. I believe Gingrich is smart enough to put Obama in his place.
The Newt haters pack, who are most likely, since they won’t identify their preferences, supporters of some marginal candidates, of the sort that Pat Paulsen once was, are setting themselves up, hedging, really, to be able to say, whether Newt wins or loses: “I told you so!”, adding emphatically, as they do here now in their articulate ways: “STUPID!”
Ignore them, tease them, let them bark helplessly from their stinking cages!
Judging by your tagline, you’re not a 9-9-9 guy either. Now which pony are you betting on?
Gingrich is smart enough to do a lot of things, but not smart enough to see what a cruel dead end global socialist tyranny is.
(and don’t count on the court)
I’m not a frantic Newt basher, nor even a Newt basher, but I think it’s ok to bring problems up and deal with them prior to choosing a candidate.
And my preference is readily available by looking at my tag line.
I don’t understand why you think he is supportive of a Global Government.
After Palin bowed out, I was supporting Cain, but the American people are such sheep they let the mediots destroy an honest man and replace him with a lying serial adulterer, and hater of conservatives.
I agree. Newt/Perry or vice versa wouldn’t be a bad ticket, I tend to think.
He endorsed Heidi Toffler’s book, and even wrote the foreward. What other conclusion can be drawn?
Was Mr. Webster discussing Illinois as a particular or a general example for that quote?
Word on the street is that Herman Cain is endorsing Newt tomorrow at a press conference in Georgia.
Newt is not my favorite but that statement about him is ridiculous and over the top.
If nominated, Newt would win.
>> “Ignore them, tease them, let them bark helplessly from their stinking cages!” <<
You’re pineing for company in your cell?
Why do you think they feed you on plastic through a drawer?
“Making sense of today’s total Chaos” is not a book I have read yet so I will refrain from a response on that.
If Herman Cain endorses Newt it will be for a couple of reasons.
One, he hates Rick Perry. Nobody can tell me why, but he was horrible to Perry who never did anything to him.
or, Two, he thinks there’s something to be had for endorsing Newt.
Or, he sympathizes with another guy who has women problems.
Prayers up for heart attack victims and presidential candidates Editor/Surveyor.
The mistress of Bleep!
“The third Wave.”
I will examine it and get back to you. This is what FR is all about. Merry Christmas
Since you chose to insult me, I guess I offended you with my comment about Cain.
I did not insult Cain while he was in the race as too many people I liked were somehow swept up with the man which I totally couldn’t figure out.
I never liked him. I never trusted him and he had little or nothing to offer as a presidential candidate.
He was not innocent on the wimmen thing and it’s pathetic that people still claim an innocent man was railroaded.
That’s why he dropped out and even Rush who spent at least 20 hours defending him was rather dismissive of him the other day, saying he’s jonesin for a job on Fox News.
Sounds like more of a hope than a conviction. If a conviction; what do you base it on?
Obviously he was referring to Christians and government in general.
It starts with securing the border (by Jan 2014) and enforcing laws against employers, making deportation easier and so forth. After all of that is done, after waves of deportation and self-deportation, those stragglers left behind with very long, deep community ties might get a reprieve from their local board.
Actually Newt called the one-size-fits-all scheme "right wing social engineering" because it had no flexibility, offered no alternatives to pick from, offered no choices to the People.
Although Newt is not a true conservative, I wouldn’t quite call him Establishment, either. A lot of times he can be made their tool (like so many of our Republicans), but they cannot trust him. The man is not might first (or second, or third) choice. I don’t like the Toffler stuff at all. I do believe that a Gingrich nomination would not pre-empt or destroy the conservative movement in the way a Romney nomination would.
He could ne surprisingly good, or shockingly awful, but in either event better than Romney or Obama.
Noot is a serious loose cannon.
You have no idea how he will betray us; the only sure thing is that he will again betray us if he is foolishly put in office.
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