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Firebrand Free Republic Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich With Epic Call to Action
Fox News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 01/20/2012 7:57:08 AM PST by true believer forever

I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!

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To: umgud
Nobody will admit to it, but everybody who is anybody monitors FR constantly

Once I placed a pic of a pie being thrown into a talking heads face over
a stand in for Hannity. Minutes later he commented on it.
They all read and monitor Freerepublic.

151 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:20 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: heylady
Beck just said about who he would vote for, “Better the Devil you know, (Obama) than the Devil you don’t know”(Gingrich).

I've always thought of Beck a little off in the noggin.

152 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:28 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: mulligan

Romney is a hateful and angry person who cares only about himself. He is not worthy to be President of anything. Obama would win in a landslide if Romney is the candidate for the Republicans.

There fixed it for you.


153 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:37 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: true believer forever

Great!


154 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:39 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Michael Barnes

I miss Tony Snowe


155 posted on 01/20/2012 8:59:43 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: umgud
Nobody will admit to it, but everybody who is anybody monitors FR constantly.

This site literally is show prep for many conservative talk shows out there.
In about 15 more minutes, will be interesting to see if one of the biggest acknowledges this.

156 posted on 01/20/2012 9:00:24 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Bladerunner

Forgive my oversight.

I meant to say all those Republican Speakers *PRIOR* to Gingrich.

You make my point from other threads, precisely.

Gingrich’s loss of his Speakership is an indictment of how shameful and cowardly the Republican cognoscenti is as Lott’s loss of his leadership FOR PRAISING AN OLD MAN AT HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY!


157 posted on 01/20/2012 9:00:54 AM PST by papertyger
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To: Michael Barnes
"They" better be paying attention and pay heed to this. FR is not some light weight site. Learned a looooong time ago, FR has active members and lurkers that have depths of knowledge in a wide spectrum of topics that will deep six anyone not on the level.

Free Republic is a conservative electronic think tank with several hundred thousand participants and many additional readers, but its reach goes far beyond that.

Top conservatives who have audiences in the millions, such as Rush, Levin....etc, I would bet, browse Free Republic and read the consensus conservative opinon of the day. For example when Rush Limbaugh moves into his Atilla the Hun chair momentarily and fires up his golden EIB microphone, he will be fully aware of the Jim Robinson endorsement.

Most Amernicans may not know about Free Republican but its effect on conservative opinion is second to none.

Yes, Free Republic is not a light weigth site, it is instead most influential.

158 posted on 01/20/2012 9:01:40 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: true believer forever; Jim Robinson

A BTTT for all of us, including you Jim!


159 posted on 01/20/2012 9:02:17 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: longtermmemmory
I miss Tony Snowe

Big time..Tony was great.

160 posted on 01/20/2012 9:02:33 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: true believer forever

I wish someday somebody would call me a “firebrand”.


161 posted on 01/20/2012 9:03:01 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Bladerunner

That does sound familiar.


162 posted on 01/20/2012 9:03:30 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: KansasGirl

“Who does Beck support?”

Glenn Beck is completely on the side of Santorum [sic?] now. In fact, he had a conniption fit today and almost alienated all Gingrich supporters [although he apologised].

I’m glad I heard that meltdown. Now I understand Beck better. Poor fella’. He thinks he needs to be more persuasive. He’s actually more persuasive when he spends less time nagging — the persuasion factor is saturated.

What Beck really needs to understand is that the faster his audience grows ... from the Big “E”, [entertainment], the more he will affect public opinion. More humor, more sarcasm, more zaniness and foxhole/gallows humor and less nagging, less whining. It’s painful.

As for my support [who cares but next post ...]


163 posted on 01/20/2012 9:04:26 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: runninglips
Yes, is there another kind of Progressive?

Yes, but it's obvious that explaining it to you would be as useful as trying to explain algebra to a preschooler.

164 posted on 01/20/2012 9:04:46 AM PST by papertyger
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To: true believer forever; Jim Robinson

As some of you may know, my screen name was derived from the fact that I “left that other site” because I refused to endorse Romney back in 2008.

I am so glad I left that other site and joined FR!


165 posted on 01/20/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by left that other site
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To: true believer forever; Elsie; colorcountry; Godzilla; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt
Firebrand Ping!


166 posted on 01/20/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: FreeReign

Very well put, I could not agree more.


167 posted on 01/20/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: true believer forever
Firebrand Free Republic Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich

Sorry, no can do. I'll be supporting a conservative candidate instead. I remember once when FreeRepublic was a conservative website. No more.

I remember the outrage here back in 2006 when McCain and Kennedy were pushing amnesty. Yet in 2012, I am being asked to vote for the pro-amnesty Newt Gingrich.

I remember the outrage here back in 2009-2010 when the Democrats were pushing their government healthcare plan. Yet in 2012, I am being asked to vote for the candidate who actually wants to take 300 pages of the Democrat plan and incorporate it into his own government healthcare plan. Vote for Newt Gingrich? Not just 'no', but 'HELL NO!'

FreeRepublic may have decided to go moderate. But I have not.

168 posted on 01/20/2012 9:05:35 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat

So, we shouldn’t pencil you in for a donation?


169 posted on 01/20/2012 9:07:26 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: newheart
Jim “Firebrand” Robinson.

Make it: Jim "FiRebrand" Robinson.

170 posted on 01/20/2012 9:07:47 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: true believer forever

I clicked on ‘inspiring’ - - at the bottom of the page. JimRob’s the cool news!...


171 posted on 01/20/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: KansasGirl
Beck supports Santorum. Had him on today.

Beck's been on an anti-Newt rant for a long time now. He even said, "if Newt should win, God forbid" today.

I think one could safely say that Beck hates Newt. FWIW.

172 posted on 01/20/2012 9:08:46 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Vendome

LOL


173 posted on 01/20/2012 9:09:01 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: runninglips

“He (Ronpaul) actually believes in limited government. Can anyone say the same thing about Newt or Romney? I”

Again, I am supporting Santorum until I cannot otherwise, but Newt not only actually believes in limited government he made that happen as SotH. He reined in the federal government and balanced the budget. Isn’t that what the Tea Party stands for??


174 posted on 01/20/2012 9:09:01 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I read somewhere that Gingrich was pushing them more to the right and they were resisting. Guess that was true!


175 posted on 01/20/2012 9:09:33 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Impy

Being in VA I considered protest-voting for Ron Paul as the anti-Romney, but after hearing Beck, I can’t even do that. My household is sitting this primary out — neither Romney nor Ron Paul.

I’d be happy to vote for either Santorum or Newt — the anti-Romney. But here in VA, too many of Newt’s petitions were tossed [apparently 1,000 were nitpicked out even though they could have been approved].

I don’t think Santorum even tried that hard to get the 10,000 as I understand it — which would have only required a few radio interviews to get a good drive going IMHO.


176 posted on 01/20/2012 9:09:41 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: papertyger

I definitely got your point about Gingrich being the first republican speaker in decades. When I read it, it reminded me of Santorum’s attack in last night’s debate, so I replied to your post. I agree that it is important to remember the circumstances at the time.


177 posted on 01/20/2012 9:10:04 AM PST by Bladerunner
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To: true believer forever

Thumbs up, Jim! Nicely done!


178 posted on 01/20/2012 9:12:21 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: knarf; true believer forever; Jim Robinson
All your Firebrand are belong to us!

JimRob, I got to say hi to you at the March For Justice. That was a while back as I recall.

Some of the postings of video of Newt's speeches and remarks are illustrative. Newt's words are like a railgun at maximum power - the target is utterly and completely destroyed

So as far as you endorsing him is concerned... ?

Amen, brother... ;-)

179 posted on 01/20/2012 9:13:07 AM PST by muffaletaman (ABOAR)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Yes, I vaguely remembering all of that. But I mostly remember how after the charges were all proved bogus, the MSM whispered that news or buried it on the back pages...

They Ted Stevens’d him really well.


180 posted on 01/20/2012 9:13:22 AM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Hoodat
[FreeRepublic may have decided to go moderate. But I have not.]

No, Free Republic has not decided to go “Moderate”, it's just that you have decided to go brain dead.

181 posted on 01/20/2012 9:13:43 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: farmer matt

You know, I’m not completely blind to the Romney/Beck/Mormonism angle, but I’ve yet to hear anyone tell me one thing Beck has said about Gingrich that isn’t true. Can anyone explain Newt’s oft-stated affinity for Woodrow Wilson, FDR and Teddy Roosevelt? Throw in LBJ and that’s a progressive Mount Rushmore right there. I don’t know how any conservative doesn’t find that incredibly alarming. In light of that, health care mandates, anthropogenic global warming and Dede Scozzafava seem perfectly consistent with who Newt is. Yeah, he’s better than Romney — but man, if that’s the only bar our candidate needs to clear, we’re in deep trouble.

Have I mentioned that I hate this election?


182 posted on 01/20/2012 9:13:51 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: farmer matt; baddog 219; KansasGirl; X-spurt; papertyger
Who does Beck support?

Santorum

No doubt that the Morman (Beck) will switch his support to Romney after Santorum comes in 4th Saturday, and drops out on Monday.

I don't think any Morman would attack another Morman. And Beck is probably supporting Santorum for now, because Rick helps guarantee a Romney win

How much shame will Santorum carry if HE causes the SC winner-take-all delegates to go to Romney? Based on Rick's crummy voting record with Dems and RINOs, he probably has no shame.

183 posted on 01/20/2012 9:14:27 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: farmer matt

I listened to him on O’Reilly the other day, and I came away from that thinking he was a Romney supporter.


184 posted on 01/20/2012 9:16:44 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Michael Barnes
Dan Rather? wooo, GOOD MEMORY......

Good on Jim Robinson Go Newt.

185 posted on 01/20/2012 9:17:06 AM PST by annieokie
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To: longtermmemmory

You and me both. One of the few genuinely decent individuals in this racket.


186 posted on 01/20/2012 9:17:35 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: MaxMax

Just as I loathed Clinton’s sexcapades, I feel the same way about Newt. Especially cause Newt was doing the same thing Clinton was doing, all the while trashing Clinton. It’s the hypocrisy. Santorum has the conservative pov and the personal principles.


187 posted on 01/20/2012 9:17:58 AM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: atomicweeder

If Newt is the candidate, it will be “crotchety old white guy” versus “young, hip, black guy” all over again. And the MSM will play the old ethics stuff over and over again. Buckley’s rule — support the most conservative candidate who is electable. It ain’t Gingrich. It’s Romney.
**

Eh, maybe for some who don’t use a single neuron in their brains it will play that way (and we’ll never have THEIR votes anyway) ....but I believe Newt is going to turn around that old “crotchety” white guy image into something else .... he’s going to do it the old fashioned way and EARN the respect of voters through his words, actions, and results.

AND I DO believe that narrative needs to be squashed, once and for all. It’s reverse racism, and its divisive and someone needs to call it out. I’m sure Newt will be the one to do that.


188 posted on 01/20/2012 9:17:58 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Hoodat
FreeRepublic may have decided to go moderate. But I have not.

I don't think FR is going moderate. On the contrary, most conservatives I know, and most here simply will not change their minds about conservative ideas which will save this country. Is Newt the prefect conservative candidate? Probably not, but you also have to be realistic about the election. So far lately, I like what Gingrich is saying, and I will wholeheartedly support him. It doesn't really matter much at all, if a candidate has all the attributes to satisfy all conservatives, if they have no prayer of winning the presidential election. Newt is indeed a conservative in political thought, and we will fight to keep him on the right path, if he waivers. It's time to choose a horse that can win, and Newt is the obvious choice.
189 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:00 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Leaning Right

HA...I think more of the population is figuring out the “hip, black guy” is NOT who you want running the country....they want more of a grandfatherly type....IMHO...and, if the GOP is smart, they’ll have a “hip, black guy” for VP...


190 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Bladerunner
I am ashamed to say that I do, because I backed it at the time.

It was a multi front attack and a major part of it was dragging Newt's marriages before social conservatives. They neglected to mention, however, that Newt's first wife (Jackie Battley) was a sexual predator who had been boffing him in high school whilst she was his geometry teacher, or that she had separated from him and gone back to Georgia, or that it was she, not Newt that wanted the divorce.

Newt has messed up in his relationships, but nearly all kids who fall sexual victim to adults in authority over them later do.

That said, I am still for Santorum.

191 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ohioWfan
Beck supports Santorum. Had him on today.

I'm not so certain about that. He has been saying many "good things" about Romney and supports Romney. He has recently been promoting Santorum as a stalking candidate to keep him in the race to keep the conservative votes split. If you watched the debate last night, Beck is following Romney's lead in the hope to keep Santorum in the race as long as possible.

192 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:25 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: atomicweeder

“...it will be “crotchety old white guy” versus “young, hip, black guy” all over again. ..”

It might be crotchety old white guy, but THIS time, the old white guy will actually FIGHT BACK and point out the miserable failure of the past three years under the young hip black guy. That’s the difference.


193 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:35 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Bikkuri

ROFLOL!


194 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:48 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: true believer forever

FIREBRAND!! You go!!!


195 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:48 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: impimp

That’s the way I feel about it too.


196 posted on 01/20/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Couldn’t agree with you more. But I’m not pushing Romney. I’m just stating the things that trouble me about Newt. For the record, the only donation I’ve given so far this season has been to the Santorum campaign.


197 posted on 01/20/2012 9:19:35 AM PST by farmer matt
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To: farmer matt

Beck supports Romney and has dismissed every real threat to Romney, such as Palin, and Gingrich, while saying Romney is the only one who can win, and who is the adult, but like many Romney supporters, he likes a non-threatening fig leaf, currently that is
Santorum.


198 posted on 01/20/2012 9:19:49 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Hoodat
Sorry, no can do. I'll be supporting a conservative candidate instead.

It's been pointed out to you numerous times that your candidate is no more conservative than Newt, but you ignore it.

Its been pointed out to you that Santorum also supported the health insurance mandate, and agreed with Newt back in September on his illegal alien solution. Its been pointed out to you that your guy supports SOPA and opposes right-to-work. It's been pointed out to you that your guy has a long list of big spending, and other liberal initiatives.

FreeRepublic may have decided to go moderate. But I have not.

The reason why FreeRepublic seems moderate to you is because you ignore the evidence that is in front of you.

199 posted on 01/20/2012 9:20:25 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: CitizenReporter

You’re a little short on facts but then you’re a noob. Why do any research?


200 posted on 01/20/2012 9:21:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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