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Gingrich: GOP in Danger of Becoming Permanent Minority
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 12:03 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 12/22/2012 7:01:30 PM PST by Olog-hai

Republicans are in danger of losing their power and Democrats could become a near-permanent majority if the GOP doesn’t conduct a major overhaul on its party operations, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has warned. …

Gingrich said there are 25 issues the party should address, including more work to include minority communities, a push for the party to compete in big cities and a refusal to ignore parts of the country that lean Democratic. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: brilliant; cassandra; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; palin; palin2016; sarahpalin
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Gingrich’s leftward push continues.
1 posted on 12/22/2012 7:01:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Lead the way Globalist punk...


2 posted on 12/22/2012 7:05:22 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Olog-hai
Take action now to address climate change...be more humane to illegal aliens...accept gay marriage... be more inclusive of liberals...

And this was the guy who convinced a bunch of freepers he was a “bold Reagan conservative” and “found Jesus” when he married his mistress Callista. Any of us who questioned if he was sincere got endlessly attacked here.

Are they having buyer's remorse yet?

3 posted on 12/22/2012 7:10:05 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

That’s why Gingrich is right - as long as the Repubs insist on being Democrat Lite, they will be a permanent minority until there is either a massive purge & takeover by the Patriots...or an alternative Party is started. Any future election involving a D or R is a total ring of baloney.


4 posted on 12/22/2012 7:13:36 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
>> That’s why Gingrich is right - as long as the Repubs insist on being Democrat Lite, they will be a permanent minority <<

Did you read his comments? Gingrich argued the exact opposite of what you're saying. He has said the GOP NEEDS to be Dem-lite so they WON'T be a permanent minority. That is why he is calling on conservatives to "accept" gay marriage is inevitable and so on. He has a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality.

5 posted on 12/22/2012 7:17:23 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

“Take action now to address climate change...be more humane to illegal aliens...accept gay marriage... be more inclusive of liberals... “

Yeah, those awesome qualities make me want to have a big -tent GOP. (s/)—(puke)


6 posted on 12/22/2012 7:19:09 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Sioux-san
You sure that is what Gingrich is saying?

Funny how Gingrich goes from this position back in January to this position twelve months later.
7 posted on 12/22/2012 7:20:15 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I have never voted for a Democrat in my life.
And after McCain and Romney, have absolutely no intention of voting for a Republican again.

I am a third party man.

8 posted on 12/22/2012 7:21:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: BillyBoy

After reading Tom Coburn’s “Breach of Trust” I understood why Coburn has such contempt for Gingrich. Now I have contempt for them all because they all fiddle while Rome Burns. You can’t tweak our problems, and you can’t become what you despise just to get people to like you. Where are the Men - Where are the Leaders?????


9 posted on 12/22/2012 7:21:47 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: ClearCase_guy

Just keep an open mind.

If Palin gains momentum, you might be needed.

Now about bringing back, US jobs.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 7:23:58 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I like Palin a lot. I’m likely to vote for her if I ever get another chance. But I’m guessing the GOP will work very hard to make sure I never get such a chance. My guess is that if Palin is going to run, she should probably do it as a third party candidate.

But we will see. I will support anyone who puts this country first, wants to bring back jobs, and wants to shrink (that means: shrink) the size of government.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 7:28:05 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Man, Newt and The Liberal RINO GOPers are sounding bat-dropping stupid trying to move the party left

Do they really think the GOP can win....dropping its Conservative base for a coalition of Illegal Aliens and Homosexuals?


12 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:09 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Olog-hai

A man who couldn’t win the primary is giving the GOP advice about how to win.

In a somewhat related story:

Hey Patriots, the Browns have some advice for you to help you win.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:09 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Olog-hai; billybob

Yes, I did read Newt’s comments - I agree that what he is suggesting will not work, but he is right that this is what the RINOs THINK will work. The only way the Repubs will win again is to be true to what the majority of Americans want but aren’t getting. So, more and more will probably not vote if we continue to go down the Newt-Rove black hole. (What kind of Catholic pushes for acceptance of same-sex marriage?)


14 posted on 12/22/2012 7:32:54 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If Palin were to get the nomination and there were no Dole/Bush/McCain/Baker types around her, then it would be a different GOP. Right now, I see the GOP abandoning conservative principles. Right now, I see a GOP that wants no one to the right of Ms. Lindsey Graham.
15 posted on 12/22/2012 7:34:11 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If Palin gains momentum

Gains momentum for what? She HAD momentum, but like the best candidate in 2008, Fred Thompson, she didn't want to run. Somehow, the best GOP candidates either don't want to run or have a fatal flaw that ends up killing their candidacy.

16 posted on 12/22/2012 7:36:00 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

To an extent, I agree with you.

However to another, I do not agree. Palin has two young daughters to raise right now.

I’m quite sure it was a touch call for her, but she put her family first. I did not agree, but I totally agree her family comes first for her, and I totally respect that.

Her two young daughters will be four full years older next time. If Palin really wants to run, this will be the race coming up.

Stay tuned.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 7:40:15 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Olog-hai
You guys are acting stupid. All Newt is saying here was stop the writing off of people and the Red State VS Blue State BS. Take the message to all people, whether they are in a big city or small city. Stop thinking like the left. If Mark Levin had said I am not a Red State, I am an American, everyone would be praising him. Run to win and win big. It's that simple.
18 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:08 PM PST by conservative98
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To: ClearCase_guy

From what I’ve studied about the GOP, they haven’t had a true conservative since Reagan. And the establishment hated him because he wasn’t a ‘squish’. Think about it. When was the last time the GOPe had a conservative as President and not a progressive (globalist)?


19 posted on 12/22/2012 7:46:35 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: PapaNew

What “momentum”? The GOPe in 2012 picked Romney as their guy and sewed up the funding, pundits and state/county GOP machines. Romney’s business savvy was put into use to run a formidable primary machine (general election was another story).

Do you remember the RNC rules 12/16 debacle? Nuff said.

The deck was stacked and I saw this first hand. Palin was wise to avoid the trap. Sadly the GOP has to get it’s teeth kick in before the rank-and-file wise up. We’re already seeing this in the states.

As much as I was disappointed in her saying no in 2012, I could see that running for POTUS takes years of laying ground work. It’s more than just emotion, you have to back it up with much, much more.

Sun Tzu


20 posted on 12/22/2012 7:48:05 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Sioux-san

The GOP needs to take its message to the inner cities, sure, but not by changing the message to liberalism


21 posted on 12/22/2012 7:57:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

As long as they get their golden health care, and retirements, you can call them anything you want. Just don’t call them late to the feeding trough!


22 posted on 12/22/2012 7:59:38 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
From what I’ve studied about the GOP, they haven’t had a true conservative since Reagan. And the establishment hated him because he wasn’t a ‘squish’. Think about it. When was the last time the GOPe had a conservative as President and not a progressive (globalist)?

In my lifetime (i.e., since 1940), the GOP has nominated two conservatives for President -- Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

As difficult as it might be to comprehend, the 3rd most conservative nominee was clearly George W. Bush.

23 posted on 12/22/2012 8:01:37 PM PST by okie01
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To: ClearCase_guy

You and me both.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 8:05:32 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Olog-hai

Mr Newt, why don’t we really fool ‘em and just call ourselves Democrats that have a secret handshake.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 8:10:20 PM PST by Cyman
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To: GeronL

People who live in the inner cities are really hostages — if you don’t agree with the politics of the Leftist masters, you better keep your mouth shut or you will be in big trouble or worse. Changes of heart through the salvation of Jesus is our only hope. Not the garbage spewed by the likes of Rev.Wright.


26 posted on 12/22/2012 8:13:09 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: okie01

Nominee? Technically that makes Romney the fourth most conservative. But that’s stretching the definition to its breaking point.


27 posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SeminoleCounty

That’s what led to consistent losses.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 8:19:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Sioux-san

Newt just caved on gay marriage. Funny all this is coming out now.

Newt’s part of the establishment, not the tea party, here’s a hint, he never left. ;)


29 posted on 12/22/2012 8:22:09 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: GeronL

“The GOP needs to take its message to the inner cities, sure, but not by changing the message to liberalism”

Those folks in the inner cities have not the slightest interest in “the GOP message”, letalone an actual conservative one. They are not likely to develop an interest any time soon.

They perceive the GOP message as poison to the way they wish to live their lives.

And actually, it is.

Unfortunately for the GOP, it isn’t just the inner city types who feel as such. And the ranks of the others who share such sympathies are increasing, not shrinking...


30 posted on 12/22/2012 8:29:20 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Olog-hai
Newt might want to take a look at this graphic before opining again on the GOP's minority status:


31 posted on 12/22/2012 8:32:26 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Olog-hai

Only because the opposition’s platform is to LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, BEG AND BORROW.


32 posted on 12/22/2012 8:44:17 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s easy...He was running for job and trying to jive his way into the #1 position.

He’s always been an ‘insider’ by his words/actions outside of that failed running.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 8:51:28 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If Palin gains momentum,

What has Sarah Palin said or done since '08 that indicates to you that she is interested in running for anything?

34 posted on 12/22/2012 8:54:22 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Olog-hai
the righteous are always in the minority.
35 posted on 12/22/2012 8:57:15 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BillyBoy

“Are they having buyer’s remorse yet? “

Not Me! Gingrich would have destroyed Obama in the debates, and he would have been a president who got some needed stuff done. I am just amazed at the “Conservatives” here that won’t cut Gingrich any slack because of his personal life and yet sit idly by while the “progressives” give Clinton a pass! Do you think the RATS who might have voted for Gingrich were worried about his wife? We were trying to elect a president, not a pope. Gingrich is a whole lot brighter than any of the other candidates this time. Romney ended up like a wind up doll, saying exactly the same thing in the exact same way. Can you say Bob Dole or John McLame! The so-called “Christian Right” probably wouldn’t vote for Jesus, so the GOP has itself in a box. The “Christians” want a Bible thumper for president which, although it would be a refreshing change, isn’t going to happen in the current environment. So they sit out the elections time after time, and in so doing, insure that we have a Marxist government. I just don’t know how anyone, irrespective of his religious beliefs, can do such a thing! They are as looney as the Muslims and their stupidity is killing what’s left of our country. Flame Away!


36 posted on 12/22/2012 8:57:53 PM PST by vette6387
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To: PapaNew
"a fatal flaw that ends up killing their candidacy. "

Has ANYONE researched hoe Mitt's mormonism influenced the abstention of the white voter? We are told that they didn't vote - why?

37 posted on 12/22/2012 9:00:44 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Sioux-san

“Changes of heart through the salvation of Jesus is our only hope.”

This comment leaves me speechless! I always was taught that God helps those who help themselves, not those who sit around waiting for someone else. Good luck with “converting” enough voters to your way of thinking.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 9:05:28 PM PST by vette6387
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Permanent minority status is what happens when you put winning elections over being right, power over principle.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 9:07:14 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP haven’t really fought for the people who voted for them in years...how is that going to inspire new voters?


40 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:30 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Olog-hai
Here is the actual memo:
http://www.gingrichproductions.com/2012/12/memo-the-challenge-confronting-the-republican-party/

He makes some good points.

Too many Republicans underestimate the scale of the threat we face.
41 posted on 12/22/2012 9:16:15 PM PST by conservative98
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m with ya. Country first, party second.


42 posted on 12/22/2012 9:25:41 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Olog-hai

Not if we deport all of the illegals and seal our borders.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 9:35:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP will be a permanent minority party due to demographics fueled by immigration, legal and illegal, and minority birthrates. Demography is destiny. We have already reached the tipping point.


44 posted on 12/22/2012 9:39:45 PM PST by kabar
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To: Olog-hai

I thought Newt was bright. If this is news to him Ive changed my impression. The GOP is most definately a permanent minority party and has been heading quickly in that direction since it failed to carry the ball when it had control. the soonet the GOP dies the better.


45 posted on 12/22/2012 9:49:33 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: vette6387

Why does he get any slack whatsoever, when he’s out there preaching that we need to all get with the program and accept Gay marriage?

Newt is for Newt, first, last and always!


46 posted on 12/22/2012 9:59:51 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: gunsequalfreedom

They went too far left while in control. Set us up for the bigger swing left.


47 posted on 12/22/2012 9:59:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: JCBreckenridge

“Why does he get any slack whatsoever, when he’s out there preaching that we need to all get with the program and accept Gay marriage?”

With our country circling the bowl, I find it very difficult to get spun up about gay marriage and abortion. I abhor both. I think women who abort their unborn children are murderers. I would prefer to see Gays have some sort of civil union, but that would not shut them up! Same for Marijuana, it’s a social issue. Personally, if there were a way to eliminate these three issues from the political discourse right now I’d do it. The RATS use all of these issues to their advantage, and the Conservatives “rise to the bait” and get their collective asses shot off in so doing. You can’t legislate personal behavior.
We need to focus on the economic fabric of our country, and Newt would have done a very good job in that arena. So I guess you can focus on your pet social issue if you want, but at the end of the day it isn’t going to matter one whit, if there isn’t a country anymore. Whether or not Gays can marry is not an issue that is anywhere near the level of our economic wellbeing in my view.


48 posted on 12/22/2012 10:11:18 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

“With our country circling the bowl, I find it very difficult to get spun up about gay marriage and abortion.”

Says it all really. No wonder you support Newt. :)

Have a wonderful evening.


49 posted on 12/22/2012 10:18:24 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: Olog-hai
we are NOT the society that you and I think we are....we have growing immigrant populations and have dumb down young people....most people under 40 couldn't name the first five presidents nor who crossed the Delaware....

we have to change to just keep SOME power...

so some can go off the deep end....because that will just hasten our demiss....that is exactly what the leftards want....

I want individual freedom...I don't want the govt spying on me...I don't want the govt having control over every decision I make...I want to know that hard work will pay off...and I want my country defensively strong and fiscally sound....

in the long run, I don't want to sacrifice all of THAT for homo marriage or prayer in school......

50 posted on 12/22/2012 10:29:34 PM PST by cherry
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