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  • Newt Gingrich slams Mitt Romney over limiting mortgage deductions

    04/18/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 18, 2012 | jJim Galloway
    “Conservatives believe in the classical American definition of fairness – that every American be treated equally under the law… “Governor Romney’s tax proposal violates that principle by giving politicians the power to carve out exceptions in the law for people of certain incomes. Furthermore, it sets the stage for future tax increases, as politicians will continually try to decrease the income threshold where citizens will no longer be able to avail themselves of the deductions.”
  • Newt Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum

    04/18/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Apr 13, 2012 7:05 | Michael Ames
    If the Republican presidential nomination were decided by the volume and energy of applause from thousands of National Rifle Association members gathered today in St. Louis, Newt Gingrich might yet have a shot at greatness. Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Friday, April 13, 2012., Michael Conroy / AP Photo Friday’s Celebration of American Values Leadership forum featured speeches by Mitt Romney, recent contender Rick Santorum, plus conservative stars like former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. But members of...
  • Newt: Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/18/2012 8:41:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 72 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Apr 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt, showing up the anti-2nd Amendment, lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal on yet another issue important to conservatives.
  • Gingrich insists republican primary isn't over

    04/17/2012 9:31:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    /dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | April 16 2012 | CBS dfw
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon.  “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb.
  • Gingrich insists republican primary isn't over

    04/17/2012 9:31:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    /dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | April 16 2012
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon.  “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb.
  • Conservative Choices or Republican Sheep? (Vanity)

    04/17/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 95 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 17, 2012 | DJMacWoW
    Conservatives laugh at sheep and useful idiots. We laughed at Democrats when their "Anybody but Bush" got them Kerry. They thought that "Anybody but" works. It doesn't. The electorate needs something to vote FOR and not against. It's called "inspiration" and "something to believe in". Fear is not a belief. It is an unbridled emotion that clouds judgment and has been on full display lately. Romney is not yet the nominee but some believe it is a done deal. The controllers, the RNC and the MSM, want you to believe that. It flies in the face of everything we know....
  • Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash

    04/17/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/13/2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and GINGER GIBSON
    R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for the Gingrich campaign...brushed off a question about whether renting the list diluted its value or signaled an end to the campaign. “No, it demonstrates the campaign is pursuing new sources of revenue,” he said. Gingrich has loaned the campaign “thousands, primarily toward travel and lodging expenses,” Hammond said, but he added “the campaign intends to reimburse” the loans.
  • Gingrich In North Texas, Insists Republican Primary Not Over Yet

    04/17/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jack Fink interview with Newt Gingrich
    RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.” Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat. He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.” But he’s facing an uphill climb. Jack Fink: “Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you can’t win, so what’s your rationale for staying in...
  • Romney to Stake Claim to Nomination at RNC Meeting Friday

    04/16/2012 8:45:24 PM PDT · by 22cal · 17 replies
    My Foxdfw.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | none given
    (Fox News) - PHOENIX -- Mitt Romney will address the Republican National Committee meeting of state party chairmen this Friday in Phoenix, where he will stake his claim to the GOP nomination and call upon party leaders to unite, FOX News Channel reported. The meeting will be attended by more than 40 of the RNC's 50 state GOP chairmen, along with 200 additional officials, activists and political professionals as they gear up for the fall campaign to oust President Barack Obama. Read more on myFOXdfw.com: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/romney-to-stake-claim-to-nomination-at-rnc-meeting-friday-dpgonc-20120416-bb_19207501#ixzz1sGVTMKQ9
  • TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    TRUE COLORS TIME If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates… The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same...
  • Newt to NRA: Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/16/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Newt.org ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Appearing before the National Rifle Association annual meeting this afternoon, Newt Gingrich called for a new United Nations treaty that would give the right to bear arms to every person on the planet. This proposed treaty would counter the United Nations Small Arms Treaty currently supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After Gingrich’s speech concluded, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox came out on stage and said “The Gingrich Treaty…I like that.” The Daily Beast noted that Newt’s reception from the crowd of 5,000 people was more enthusiastic than Governor Romney’s. If the Republican presidential nomination were decided by the...
  • Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid

    04/16/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid ReutersBy Bruce Olson | Reuters – 7 mins ago ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Things have not been going all that well for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lately, even at one of his favorite places - the zoo. Newt was nipped on the finger by a penguin during a private tour of the famous St. Louis zoo on Friday before he spoke to the National Rifle Association convention, zoo officials confirmed on Monday. Gingrich, who is trailing in the Republican race for the White House and is under pressure to withdraw, passed unscathed...
  • Texas is Rising (for Newt Gingrich)

    04/16/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    J Forbes ^ | April 16, 2012 | not stated
    The video says it all. Texas is Rising for Newt Grinrich.
  • Here are your presidential choices as it stands today

    04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 651 replies
    April 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts. Issue Obama Romney Newt Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n Supported planned parenthood y y n Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n Supports homosexual agenda y y n Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n Ok...
  • Stats Comparing Conservative Accomplishments of Newt and Mitt

    04/15/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT · by Windflier · 11 replies
    PolitiJim's Rants ^ | 26 January 2012 | PolitiJim
    It is terrible that conservatives are out there distorting the records of each candidate. Or worse passing along wrong information without checking facts. All of them have qualifications and disqualifications. But can we get away from what they SAY they will do and compare what they actually DID when they were afforded governing power? I was talking to a nationally published conservative author and speaker today who had absolutely no clue that Newt Gingrich gave the “keynote” rebuttal AGAINST Al Gore on Cap and Trade legislation. This is a travesty not just of conservative media, but those we surround ourselves...
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • There Is Still Time (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/15/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 116 replies
    Vanity | April 15, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    While everyone is in the weeds counting delegates and wondering who Santorum will endorse (it will be Romney), few people are talking about the degree to which the GOP will be emboldened if Romney gets the nomination. It will be a sign to them they can get the evangelical, social and fiscal conservatives to fall in line, all they have to do is wait them out. A few days ago, Mark Levin said he was disgusted with the Republican establishment, right after he said, 'we conservatives have to work together to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney’, just one...
  • What Conservative Media?

    04/15/2012 8:33:29 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 45 replies
    patriotstatesman ^ | April 15, 2012 | Josh Painter
    At least we could, until quite recently, take solace that we had our own conservative media bastion, although it was nowhere near the size and the scope of the “lamestream media” (a term coined by Bernard Goldberg and made popular by Sarah Palin). But at some point after the turn of the century, just as a majority of Americans began to visualize the true proportions of the larger media’s malpractice, our own little conservative press safe house had suffered a nasty termite infestation. Out of sight and out of mind behind the virtual walls of our conservative citadel of communications,...
  • Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney

    04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT · by KSanders · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right? Well, not entirely. Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention. Both men say they are seeking influence over...
  • Can Newt Gingrich keep his sputtering campaign alive?

    04/15/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT · by KSanders · 75 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | April 14 2012 | By Brad Knickerbocker
    Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker and a major Washington figure for decades, has been pushed to the fringes of presidential campaign discourse. Although he’s still formally a candidate for the GOP’s 2012 nomination, he describes Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee – a fact made all-but-certain by Rick Santorum’s dropping out this week. Mr. Santorum had been Romney’s last remaining serious challenger. With $4.5 million in debt, the Gingrich campaign organization has been operating on a shoestring as his principal financial angel, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, began moving toward the Romney campaign. “It appears...
  • Romney still must woo conservatives even with Santorum gone

    04/15/2012 2:47:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    UPI ^ | April 15, 2012 | NICOLE DEBEVEC
    The exit of Rick Santorum from the Republican presidential primary essentially clears the path Mitt Romney is traveling to become the party's nominee against U.S. President Obama in November but Romney still has to win the hearts of GOP voters as well as the party's nomination. Romney had 573 delegates per the Republican National Committee's count to Santorum's 202 delegates when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania withdrew last week. But he has yet to stir a fire in the belly of the party's evangelical and conservative wings as he moves closer to the 1,144 delegates needed to claim the...
  • Gingrich = Substance, Romney = Fluff.Without Newt, next 4 months will be boring without ideas, plans

    04/15/2012 6:31:23 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 28 replies
    April 15, 2012 | Ralph MItchell
    Be honest, without Newt Gingrich and his conservative ideas and plans for the country on radio, TV, newspapers, rallies, etc., the political discouse goes back to being really boring and insulting. Basically, there will be no passionate plans and ideas coming from Romney. We will be left with a beauty contest between Obama and his liberal "gushers" and Romney and his wife Ann trying to play "Leave it to Beaver" in front of the American public. Without Newt, for the next 4 months, we Americans will have to endure the mainstream media and Fox News pushing the shallow aspects of...
  • To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)

    04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 228 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy
    I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like...
  • Gingrich 'Probably' Won't Take Romney Administration Job.

    04/12/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t be interested in joining likely nominee Romney’s Cabinet, but added—“not because I am opposed to Mitt.” “Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,” the former House speaker said. “But I had a very good life doing a lot of fun things: I’m a grandfather, I’ve got two grandchildren I want...
  • Gingrich: Unlikely to accept Romney Cabinet post

    04/12/2012 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Taiowa · 5 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he probably wouldn't accept a job in Mitt Romney's Cabinet, if Romney is elected in November and such an offer is extended. Gingrich told WILM-AM's "Elliott In the Morning" show Thursday that he's not opposed to Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee. He says he'd back Romney if the choice is between Romney and President Barack Obama. But the former House speaker said he would prefer to be an adviser to a potential Romney administration, as he was during the presidency of Republican George W. Bush. Gingrich says he wants to enjoy his life...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting

    04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 305 replies
    Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy
    - During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe...
  • The unMitigated Hubris of putting Personal Legacy before Country

    04/11/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 4/11/2012 | Scott Ryan
    It is NOT over for conservatives if we have the will and the fortitude to use our God given brains instead of capitulating to the easy, thoughtless choice. This is just like watching the film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when by the end of the film, the people of the resistance give in to their urge to go to sleep. Are we those people - or do we have the courage to see this through to the end? Is America worth the fight? Those pseudo-journalists at Fox who MANUFACTURED and defrauded their viewers by sitting on facts about Mitt...
  • Newt Gingrich welcomes Rick Santorum backers

    04/11/2012 2:14:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/10/12 | GINGER GIBSON
    Newt Gingrich pledged to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nod, even as Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice,” Gingrich said in a statement released after Santorum’s announcement in Gettysburg, Pa. Gingrich, whose campaign is carrying roughly $4.5 million in debt, immediately began trying to use Santorum’s exit as a fundraising vehicle, adding a banner to the front of his website declaring him the “last conservative standing.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit...
  • Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012

    04/10/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012. Tim Stanley April 10th Rick Santorum's struggle touched a chord with many working-class Americans Rick Santorum said goodbye on Tuesday afternoon. It was a classic performance from the Rickster – heartfelt, overlong, a little bitter. He pledged to go on fighting for the little people but acknowledged that the race was over, brought to a close by his daughter’s illness and poor polling. To most people this means that it’s now between Romney and Obama. The only minority report on that will come from Newt Gingrich. You can...
  • Newt Gingrich blankets voters in North Carolina

    04/10/2012 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    North Carolina News Network ^ | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:55 | Scott Briggaman/David Horn
    (RALEIGH) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is spending a lot of time in North Carolina this week. The former House Speaker told supporters in Raleigh on Monday that he is staying in the race to influence the party's platform. Even though Gingrich is in third place and his poll numbers are shrinking, he said he is staying in the race to influence the party's platform. At the same time, he explained why he thinks frontrunner Mitt Romney will win the nomination and the White House. "What I said was compared to Barack Obama he is conservative enough. But the...
  • Newt Gingrich, campaigning in North Carolina, says he’s not going away (Go Newt)

    04/10/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign Monday began morphing into less of a pursuit of the presidency and more into an effort to shape the Republican platform and to influence the discussion in the fall elections. Campaigning in Raleigh, Gingrich said he planned to battle front-runner Mitt Romney in North Carolina’s May 8 primary and all the way to the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., but conceded the prospects of overtaking the former Massachusetts governor were not bright. But he said Republicans still face serious choices at the convention and into the fall — whether the GOP...
  • This Primary is NOT Over! We have the ANTI-ROMNEY vote NARROWED to ONE!

    04/10/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies
    http://youtu.be/YdcuHmYmw9I ^ | 4/10/2012 | Scott Ryan
    REMEMBER: JUST WEEKS AGO - TALK OF A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE BETWEEN RICK & NEWT WAS CIRCULATING. Nobody knows the details of that alliance. It's interesting that Rick didn't endorse... Conservatives may be in a BETTER position now than ever since there will not be a diluting of the conservative vote. Carl Cameron of FOX practically declared this over. This is about DENYING ROMNEY THE 1144. We are entering the 4th quarter. We have WINNER TAKE ALL COMING UP. It is time to show these RINO establishment what we are made of. Suck it up, send Newt some cash so he...
  • How About This: Mutiny at the Convention

    04/10/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 19 replies
    An American Heart ^ | 4-10-2012 | TheRobb7
    With Santorum suspending his campaign and reality staring us in the face... With the voters of the remaining primaries given fewer choices.... With Newt not able to gain traction (sadly).... What is left for us? Sitting home is not an option for me. Perhaps if FReepers nation-wide were to contact and pester the slate of delegates in their respective states to break away from their "commitment" and deny Romney a first ballot victory. Of course, the remaining states could still vote for Newt or Ron Paul and deny Romney the magic number. But barring that, the only alternative I see...
  • Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers

    04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT · by Fred · 136 replies
    wsj ^ | 041012
    That didn’t take long: Newt Gingrich has “humbly” asked Rick Santorum supporters to channel their support (read: money) to his campaign. The Gingrich camp, deeply in debt after dismal performances in recent primary races, released a statement minutes after Mr. Santorum’s exit from the Republican primary this afternoon, saying, “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa,” Mr. Gingrich’s statement continued. The former House...
  • Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure

    04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He’ll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’ Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ’1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner. Below are some highlights from Huckabee’s interview with Gingrich: “I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and...
  • I'm still for Gingrich!! (Vanity)

    04/10/2012 11:33:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 123 replies
    I was for Palin. Then I was for Cain. Then I was for Gingrich. I will not vote for Romney.
  • End of the road for Newt Gingrich?

    04/10/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | pril 9, 2012 | Hannity
    GOP candidate addresses future
  • Paladino say Gingrich has a 'blistering' pre-primary schedule in New York...

    04/09/2012 8:04:24 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    CAPITAL ^ | April 6, 2012 | Reid Pillifant
    Businessman and former G.O.P. gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, the most highly visible remaining supporter of Newt Gingrich in New York, says the former speaker's somewhat-suspended campaign plans to make an aggressive push here before the April 24 primary. "I think he's got a blistering schedule planned," said Paladino, who mentioned events in the Buffalo area and central New York, though he declined to offer specifics. (A campaign spokesperson didn't return an email about the campaign's plans.) "Unlike these other pussies that are saying, 'Oh, we don't want to have a brokered convention, oh'—they're a bunch of pussies, OK? Those are...
  • Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney

    04/08/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 08, 2012 | Nathan Hodge
    April 8, 2012 Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney By Nathan Hodge Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once led the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, all but conceded the race Sunday to his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Gingrich called Mr. Romney “far and away the most likely Republican nominee,” adding that he would throw his support behind the front-runner if Mr. Romney secured the required delegates for the nomination. “If I end up not being the nominee, I have already talked to Chairman Reince...
  • Gingrich keeps campaigning - and keeps drawing an audience

    04/07/2012 4:39:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    MILLSBORO, Del. - At 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the back shed of a firehouse, a presidential candidate who continually concedes he's unlikely to capture the Republican nomination held a rally - and 350 people showed up. Earlier, Newt Gingrich spoke to more than 150 people in nearby Magnolia. And a day earlier, he greeted a sold-out auditorium that seats more than 400 at the UniversityofNorthCarolina-Wilmington. The Republicans who come to Gingrich's campaign events, signs in hand and ready to offer standing ovations, are under no illusions that the former House speaker is going to overtake Mitt Romney to become...
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • NEWT, Inc. files Chapter 7

    04/05/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/5/2012 | Domenico Montenaro
    In another black eye for Newt Gingrich, the flagship of what's known in Washington as "Newt, Inc.," has filed for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (Chapter 7 is "the chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for 'liquidation,' that is, the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors," as defined by the federal courts.) The vast majority of Gingrich's net worth is tied up in the Gingrich Group....
  • Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt [Newt: "Student Loans a Ponzi Scheme"]

    04/03/2012 1:58:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Florida Times Union - Jacksonville ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Raum
    Surging above $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. ............. Newt Gingrich calls student loans a "Ponzi scheme" under which students spend the borrowed money now but will "have to pay off the national debt" later in life as taxpayers.... Lifting student debt higher and higher is the escalating cost of attending schools, with tuition increasing far faster than the rate of inflation. And enrollment has been rising for years, a trend...
  • Gingrich says he is confident he can earn the GOP nomination

    04/04/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 99 replies
    NBC-17 -NCarolina ^ | 4-4-12 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks with media at the state GOP headquarters in Raleigh. (EDIT- Newt's take on the current state of the primary starts at the 5 minute mark.)
  • Two Thirds Want Newt to Stay in - 55% Don't Trust Romney

    04/04/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 60 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    KEEP FIGHTING NEWT!That’s the message from the GOP.  Only 26% want to crown Mitt and call it a day.  Only 32% of Republican voters think it should only be Romney and Rick.  And 42% respond to the Romney/Rick show with “none of the above.”There are a couple of reasons for this in my opinion.  First, it is clear that many of us find RINO Romney simply the wrong rival to wrest control from the Cloward-Piven in Chief.  It turns out even the GOP INSIDERS may agree as Joe Scarborough spills in this morning spew: (h/t LegalInsurrection.com)Continued at: http://www.politijim.com/2012/04/two-thirds-of-gop-want-newt-to-continue.html
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Newt was right?]

    04/03/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Israel Today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • Newt Gingrich vows to stay in GOP campaign until Tampa

    04/03/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he isn’t leaving the party’s presidential race and is vowing to continue all the way to the nominating convention.
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Conservatives Split on Gingrich's Courts Plan (would ignore SC)

    "For nearly a decade, 2012 contender Newt Gingrich has been floating some controversial ideas aimed at reining in the federal judiciary. He's called that branch of government "grotesquely dictatorial" and elitist. Should he become president, Gingrich says he'll ignore Supreme Court decisions if they don't square with his interpretation of the Constitution or what he believes the country's founders intended." "Gingrich says federal judges should be called before Congress to explain their decisions, suggesting Sunday that he'd even approve of arresting them if they refused to show up." "There are plenty of critics taking aim at Gingrich, including those who...