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For Republicans Newt Gingrich is the Only Choice

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A number of people have been asking me about the 2012 election and who I will support.  I am a member of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party where Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan happily reside.  No surprise then that I support Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. 

 

After graduating from Villanova University in 1981, I worked for the Heritage Foundation and later for Congressman Jack Kemp (R-NY) as a writer for the Republican Conference Committee.  My first real awareness of Gingrich as a political leader came in 1984, when he took the attack to the Democrats onto the floor of the House.  He did so in such a way as to provoke a personal reprimand from Speaker Tim O’Neill, who took the floor to attack Gingrich. 

 

But his post-luncheon bluster got the better of Tip O’Neill, who was censured for his remarks in one of the great parliamentary maneuvers in modern American politics.  The drama was captured by David Osborne in Mother Jones:

 

“Immediately, Minority Whip Trent Lott rose and asked that the Speaker's words be ruled out of order and stricken from the record. In the House, normally a bastion of civility, members are forbidden from making personal attacks on one another. After five minutes of nervous consultation, the chair ruled in Lott's favor. That night, the confrontation between Gingrich and O'Neill made all three network news programs. The third-term Republican from Georgia had arrived.”

 

For a young Republican, that public takedown of Tip O’Neill more than a quarter century ago presaged the end of an era politically, the end of Democratic fiat and the real beginning of Republican insurgency.  I watched on CSPAN as Republicans led by the three term congressman from Georgia retook control of the House of Representatives for the first time in the post-WWII era. 

 

For Republicans interested in winning the 2012 election and changing the direction of the country, the decision comes down to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney vs. former House Speaker Gingrich from Georgia.  As expected the Big Media ignored the great Texas libertarian, Rep. Ron Paul.  None of the other Republican candidates beside Gingrich and Romney, in my view, has the ability to win a national election for the Grand Old Party and, more important, to govern and lead the nation effectively.

 

Say what you want about Romney’s competence, which I respect as a fellow bankster, but he is still a northeastern liberal who as president would likely pander to the largest banks and corporations.  Terms such as “status quo” come to mind with Romney.  Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, just might start channeling Teddy Roosevelt and break up the big bank cartel in the US housing market. 

 

Romney did dismantle a lot of private corporations during his years running Bain Capital, boosting shareholder value.  He also destroyed a lot of jobs along the way, but I cannot see leveraged buyout king Mitt Romney really challenging the corporate status quo in Washington. 

 

Romney is on the record as a bailout denier and overt apologist for the large bank subsidies and rescues put in place by Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner.  The comparison between Romney and Gingrich’s critical view of the Wall Street bailouts is pretty striking.    Gingrich has called for swift action to punish the key players behind the financial crisis, something that should garner support from many points of the political compass. 

 

"If they want to really change things, the first person to fire is (Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben) Bernanke, who is a disastrous chairman of the Federal Reserve, the second person to fire is (Treasury Secretary Timothy) Geithner," Gingrich said in the Republican debate sponsored by Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

 

The first issue for me with Gingrich is experience, both in terms of domestic economic and political policy. As noted, Gingrich and my friend Grover Norquist led the first successful GOP House campaign in 40 years and the first re-election of a Republican majority in the House since 1928. 

 

Gingrich worked with members of both parties as Speaker to cut taxes and spending, and understands how to make the government sausage factory work.  He collaborated with conservative leaders like Kemp, Jude Wanniski and Art Laffer, to make supply-side economics a viable response to the Great Society welfare state in Washington. 

 

Gingrich, Kemp and many other conservatives I first got to know through my parents in the 1980s and 1990s worked with Ronald Reagan on defeating the Soviet empire and renewing the US economy.  Gingrich has been involved with national policy for decades while Romney was governor of Massachusetts for one term, where he did little to change that state’s unique culture of corruption and astronomically high tax rates. 

 

Gingrich understands the scale of change required in government today.  He has tackled welfare reform, four balanced budgets, Medicare reform, and the largest capital gains tax cut in history.  The proposal for Social Security and Medicare by Gingrich rejects the idea that we can solve our budget and debt crisis by some combination of cutting benefits and raising taxes within the current framework of these two programs.  

 

Romney has a very limited record when it comes to proposing change to these largest components of the federal government. Gingrich actually understands the issues involved in running the American political economy and can speak about them in detail, as shown in the debates and in other public forums, as well with his proposals for change.

 

The second issue is conservative vision.  Newt Gingrich is a consistent advocate for conservative American values such as individual liberty and responsibility, while Romney is a “born again” conservative of recent vintage.  From the Contract With America to his latest venture, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Gingrich has provided leadership in terms of generating a broader, non-partisan discussion on political and economic issues. 

 

Jack Kemp said famously: “Be a leader.”  Gingrich does that and more, but he also has the intellectual credentials to back up the rhetorical theater that is American politics. Gingrich is the author of dozens of books, many of which he actually wrote.  He has the ability to learn and understand complex domestic and geopolitical issues. 

 

For over two decades, Gingrich has taught at the United States Air Force's Air University, where he is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course.  He was the third witness at opening House hearing on Goldwater-Nichols legislation, which created a joint operations culture in the US military and streamlined political control over the American armed forces. 

 

The Goldwater-Nichols legislation had enormous practical and political ramifications, some driven by technology but others by political concerns about the supremacy of civilian rule in post-WWII Washington.  We need a President who understands these complex issues.  Richard Hofstadter wrote about the anti-intellectualism in American life, but out citizens are ready for a President who knows issues in detail and also knows what he does not understand. 

 

The third issue is pragmatic conservatism.  While Gingrich is guided by many of the core libertarian principles set forth by the founders of our republic, he is also someone who identifies problems in a frank and objective way, then seeks practical answers.  His willingness to  be a bold change agent versus a manager of the status quo is a key component that differentiates Newt Gingrich from Mitt Romney, and most of the other Republican candidates this year.

 

Yet even as Americans try to undo decades of socialist construction at the hands of both political parties, we need to do so in such a way that does not destabilize the economy and creates an environment that will foster confidence and new private sector growth.  Gingrich believes that fostering an open discussion about the many policy issues we all face is the way to break the cycle of corruption and dysfunction in Washington.   

 

“In an age where massive pieces of legislation are written in secret and passed before anyone has time to understand their contents, it is my hope that this open process of developing the 21st Century Contract With America will help restore the bonds of trust between the American people and their elected representatives,” Mr. Gingrich writes in 21st Century Contract With America. 

 

The other issue which demonstrates the pragmatic approach that Gingrich takes to issues is immigration.  Speaking as someone who is descended from immigrants and who has worked and traveled in nations all around the Americas, we need to be more sensitive to the plight of undocumented aliens.  But more than that, Gingrich and other conservatives need to advance solutions to the problem of undocumented aliens and thereby eliminate an obstacle to winning majority Hispanic support for Republican candidates. 

 

When you look at Romney’s anti-immigrant stance, he almost seems to be mutating into the Richard Nixon of “silent majority” fame, threatening to keep out the evil illegal aliens. Romney’s position is hypocritical, however, because his own Mormon ancestors fled the anti-polygamy laws in the US in the late 1800s for the more permissive climes of Northern Mexico – only to be chased back across the border by the violence of the 1910 Mexican revolution. 

 

Romney’s Mormon ancestors returned to the US across the same porous Mexican border that admits thousands of illegal immigrants each year.  Did they cross into the US legally?  Should we deport Mitt and his family back to Coahuila? 

 

Romney’s tough guy stance on immigration, juxtaposed with his unusual family history, makes him a sitting duck for Democrats in a general election campaign.  We need Republicans who will work with the Hispanic community, not give them reasons to vote against us. 

 

Gingrich has proposed a workable pathway to legal residency and full integration into US society for illegal aliens in terms of taxes and social services, but one that also recognizes the fact that many illegal workers will eventually return to their native lands.  Like Gingrich, I feel that only legal émigrés who follow the law should be eligible for citizenship.  But neither should we turn economic refugees into a permanent underclass.

 

America needs to create a way for workers from Canada, Mexico and other nations of the Americas to work in the US, pay taxes and receive needed services, and be part of the formal economy wherever they ultimately reside.  And US citizens would benefit from such reciprocity in the other American states and the legal protections afforded by such state-to-state relations. 

 

I think Newt Gingrich could make the vision of a transparent, open marketplace for labor in the Americas a reality.   He has the sort of intellectual honesty and willingness to risk change that could address intractable issues like immigration, the economy and anti-competitive behavior in the economy.  And Newt Gingrich rejects the socialist policies of the American left, led by the likes of Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, who believe that people who work with their minds are somehow criminals. 

 

If you really listen to his whining socialist diatribes, Paul Krugman is the enemy of every man and woman who works in the global financial markets.  Many of my colleagues on the Street are very liberal, yet Krugman would take all of their money via higher taxes in a nanosecond.  How is it that nobody sees that Krugman’s commentaries in The New York Times are almost perfectly predicted by George Orwell in Animal Farm – and Hayek in the The Road to Serfdom?   

 

To me Newt is the only credible conservative in the presidential race for 2012, but one who brings a mixture of core American values, real world experience and a pragmatic, compassionate approach to a range of issues.  Gingrich wants to facilitate real change in America, while Romney only wants to run the welfare state better.  And Newt Gingrich is not afraid to call Barack Obama a socialist in a national presidential debate.  That is why I support Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for the presidency.

 

 


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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Mark123
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I understand that there are plenty of people/sheep with blinders on who staunchly support pre-approved party candidates (i.e. - everyone except Ron Paul)....but surely this article is satire????  It is so full of contradictions and weak thought I don't even know where to start.

 

Not sure why I even bothered to post a comment.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment proLiberty
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I haven't still made up my mind about some of the leading Republicans, however, I have made up my mind about this: we ought to call out socialism, in all its forms, for the EVIL that is.  It is evil because it must always end in human suffering and death.  I include as socilists anyone who wants to collude with government to use government money and government power to enrich theselves.  This means that crony capitalists are evil as well, even if they are making clean solar panels. 

In the end, our economic problems are moral ones.  And since Keynesismism seeks to destroy property rights by destroying the value of money, it is evil as well. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:40 | Link to Comment YellowShark
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Wow, WTF...? Seriously, ZH? Not gonna bother repeating the Newt-bashing found above, but I agree with every bit of it. The guy is danger. Spending any more time on this article is a waste.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:36 | Link to Comment carbon based unit
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it appears that, with some measure of sadness, i shall have to remove mr. whalen from my reading list.  approving in any way shape or form of speaker gingrich is deplorable.  claiming mr. norquist to be a good friend is apalling.  and failing to recognize the role of the reagan administration [and clinton, and the bush's, and now obama] in crafting and nurturing the current ongoing crisis is tantamount to a declaration of complicity, if not downright stupidity.

 

:-(

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:32 | Link to Comment pipes
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Idiot.

'nuff said.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Freedomtosayno
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For (small “r” is deliberate) republicans Ron Paul is the only the only choice.  With the foreign policy of George Washington, etc., the economic policies of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley he is the leading champion of liberty, also known as classical liberalism.

The T. Roosevelt is not known as a libertarian, ICC, trust buster – based on a false premise and caused by unconstitutional intervention in the market by Lincoln and others. He is a closer follower to the failed (proto) Wilsonian doctrine. Reagan expanded the Leviathan state. Kemp is monetarist and does not believe in competition in the monetary realm or to allow the market to set interest rates. Heritage, as Gingrich has pushed for stated mandated, the so called health care which Romney implemented in Massachusetts. Gingrich pushed prescription drug benefits, yet another failed unfunded failed mandate. He record of statism is too numerous to mention here, suffice it to say he is a classical conservative of the ilk of Pharaohnic philosophy. He is bought and paid for by the establishment's ill-gotten fiat script, as is Heritage. Your views therefore are quite suspect.

If Dr. Paul wins the nomination, the toughest part, he will win by a landslide against Obama / Sotero and change the political landscape to a second great awakening, the election will be as important as the one of 1800. Ron will be on Mt. Rushmore, by bringing peace, prosperity and freedom back to us and the world, intertwined with the foundation of sound money.

Empire no, republic yes! Warfare is the most virulent form of collectivism.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Freedomtosayno
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For (small “r” is deliberate) republicans Ron Paul is the only the only choice.  With the foreign policy of George Washington, etc., the economic policies of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley he is the leading champion of liberty, also known as classical liberalism.

The T. Roosevelt is not known as a libertarian, ICC, trust buster – based on a false premise and caused by unconstitutional intervention in the market by Lincoln and others. He is a closer follower to the failed (proto) Wilsonian doctrine. Reagan expanded the Leviathan state. Kemp is monetarist and does not believe in competition in the monetary realm or to allow the market to set interest rates. Heritage, as Gingrich has pushed for stated mandated, the so called health care which Romney implemented in Massachusetts. Gingrich pushed prescription drug benefits, yet another failed unfunded failed mandate. He record of statism is too numerous to mention here, suffice it to say he is a classical conservative of the ilk of Pharaohnic philosophy. He is bought and paid for by the establishment's ill-gotten fiat script, as is Heritage. Your views therefore are quite suspect.

If Dr. Paul wins the nomination, the toughest part, he will win by a landslide against Obama / Sotero and change the political landscape to a second great awakening, the election will be as important as the one of 1800. Ron will be on Mt. Rushmore, by bringing peace, prosperity and freedom back to us and the world, intertwined with the foundation of sound money.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:23 | Link to Comment steve from virginia
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Wow! Must be that OTHER Chris Whalen talking about some PARALLEL Newt Gingrich, the one who isn't a closeted pedophile.

Noot Gingrich, that one.

As usual, the GOP is a FAIL, any candidate that could walk and chew gum at the same time would have a fightin' chance versus 'Mr. Sellout' Obama but not in 2012.

Paul has no chance, running against the military-industrial complex.

The GOP is outta gas ... just like the rest of the US.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Blano
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Would a true libertarian force people to buy health insurance?  I thought not.

His wanting the insurance mandate and coddling of illegal alien criminals blew it out of the water for me.  If he's the nominee, I won't vote.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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You can just choose to Write-In your candidate.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:18 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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Brilliant and correct

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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It is hard to imagine anyone this perverse as to make up stories about Little Newt without being able to remember the crimes he has perpetrated.  Happy to support the guy that has been a major part of killing legislation that would have kept the regulators or put Reagan in jail along with the rest of his tools. You remember?   Cheney, Rummy, dadda bush and his smart son.  Heroes to love and love hard.

Just put your face front and profile pictures on you lamposts in the local community.  Attach this love story for good measure.  If anyone investigates you for insider trading,  remember you don't have immunity, so just ask him if you can blow him in private so the rest of us don't have to be sick.

Perverts run together because they have something on each other.  It is so nice when traitors expose themselves in public.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:32 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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Wow, do you personally attack everyone who has an opinion different than yours?  What will you do if the Republicans score a sweep in the elections?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment NoKaOi
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Wake up dude - you are on an intelligent blog. Dont poison it with your stupid republican drivel. Gingrich is totally corrupt, stupid and arrogant. He and Obama are more alike than different. The only Republican that even somewhat gets it is Ron Paul. Both parties are completely fascist and in cahoots to share power and domination with the massive corporations that control government. This model is, of course, doomed because it has been based on fiat money and debt.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:39 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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I actually think this author is right on...if you take your personal feelings out of all of this and just look at the facts, Gingrich is the one.  Way back at the beginning of the campaign I said keep an eye on Gingrich.  Even though some are leery of his past he is a very bright guy who has spent the last 20 years in his political think tank researching probems and coming up with workable solutions (even Bill Clinton has said as much).  He will not be well received by liberals, that is a given, however, if he passes muster over the next 30 days, I believe he will be a top tier candidate n the Republican primary with a real chance of becoming the nominee.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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Well, Gingrich wants to fire Ben and Tim which makes Gingrich look more like a puppet of the system. That will not accomplish anything. The system is wrong. He can keep firing chairliars and tax evaders as long as he wants but as long as any individual, agency or corporation can create money out of thin air it will change nothing. The system is wrong.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:13 | Link to Comment DarthVaderMentor
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The big money and power brokers in the GOP now clamor for Gingrich, since he is a known quantity despite his sometimes bombastic professorial attitude and rhetoric delivery method. In the hype for returning a familiar, if not already corrupt old hand back into the saddle they are even willing to overlook his somewhat hazy, less than pure moral past. They are even willing to risk pissing off Romney and once again ignore the youth vote and energy that may be going to Paul.

New Hampshire, Iowa and SC will give us clear and contrasting early views on the probable future and possible demise of the GOP. In New Hampshire, the place that will count is 2nd place. It will tell us if the youth, independent and conservative democrat vote is going for Paul. If he comes in a strong second, Romney, the MSM and the GOP leadership will be completely discredited. If Gingrich comes in a strong second, then Romney is clearly at risk.

Iowa will tell us what the internal GOP political rank and file machinery can deliver. If it's not Gingrich, then Romney has a good chance of clinching the title. If it's Paul, then that primary will have upset the proverbial applecart.

SC will give us an eye on how the religious extremists, the "conservative dixiecrats", military and black voting population see this race, which should be interesting. Whoerver wins here will have a strong negotiating position. God help the GOP if Paul even comes close to first place.  

 The big problem that they have is that there's a good chance they'll arrive at a no-win situation. The conservative, Wall-Street backed MSM like Fox have totally ignored and even derided Romney and Paul. If Gingrich wins, they'll be pressure to have Romney as his VP to keep his financial supporters sated. However, if they choose someone as VP candidate other than Paul, they risk a 3rd party Libertarian candidate that will essentially hand the victory to Obama, if not take it from both parties, although this is not very likely. So somehow they are going to have to avoid Romney and Paul going "rogue" and scuttling the whole election.

If the Republicans don't win big in 2012, the party will be gutted and may even fall prey to the Libertarians. The people believe that Obama is an easy target. Even if another party like the Libertarians pops up and is blamed as the reason for the loss by the GOP, the calls to drastically reform the GOP will be incessant and impossible to resist. This is the GOP power brokers worst scenario.

Darth's Mentor

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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I posted in another thread recently about MSM coverage, see track. In the last 3-4 weeks there has been a jump in Gingrich's MSM coverage, according to Google Trends (Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich). But there are only two data points that support this trend. Ron Paul maintains a search volume index over Gingrich but the gap is narrowing. Will watch this trend closely the next two months.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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The status quo is trying to hang to power no matter what. On current TV, a show about Gene Sharp, they profile the Serbia change. Protestors knew status quo would try to fix vote, so they prepared.

http://howtostartarevolutionfilm.com/index.php/how-to-start-a-revolution...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Well RCW, that was very amusing.   Of course I now have to wonder do you have an honest clue that "The Presidency" doesn't run this country?     And since it appears you don't I now also have to wonder about the veracity of anything else you write.

"Look!   Focus on The President!"    Meanwhile 'other business as usual' continues to dick up the country from all angles ad infinitum.

 

 

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Greenlight
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"my friend Grover Norquist..."

And I stopped reading right there.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Franken_Stein
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My friend Strom Thurmond (staunch Nazi admirer and Ku Klux Klan fan)

The Freemasons are running the show in Washington D.C.

They are remote-controlled by The Crown in London as a counter-insurgency and clawback project against the renegade breakaway colony called America.

 

One doesn't leave the British Empire unpunished.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Franken_Stein
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Hello, my name is Newt.

http://www.naturschule.com/Monatstier-2004/Mai05/17.jpg

 

Hello, I'm also Newt (They only come out at night):

http://content8.flixster.com/question/23/41/27/2341274_std.jpg

 

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Franken_Stein
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Newt Gingrich, the man who screwed his secretary on the desk all the while telling Clinton not to do the same.

Gingrich is part and parcel of the worthless Washington Establishment.

 

Did you know about his $500000 shopping spree for jewellery for his wife ?

Or this comical holiday trip to Greece when he should have been campaigning in the U.S. ?

 

This article can only be meant to be a stand-up comedy.

LOL !

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:44 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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I have two questions for you...1. Who said he had to be here campaigning when he went on his trip (it obviously has not hurt his campaign)?  2.  If the guy earned the $500,000 why can'the spend it any way he wants? What does this have to do at all with his candidacy?  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Funny, it is not...

707, which hence forth, is an inverse LOL

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment onlooker
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THIS THINKING IS THE TRAGIC FLAW IN AMERICA.

 

“”To me Newt is the only credible conservative in the presidential race for 2012””

 

The word ---conservative--- comes before the word candidate. This is the problem causing prejudice of the selection of the leadership. Dogma and ideology come before ability and need, skill and experience, leadership and vision, honesty and humility.

 

The left and right extremes will both throw America into the fires of hell before accepting someone of the other party, or counter thinking within their own party who would do the job needed.

 

AS we continue deeper into this worst crisis/depression and a World escalating in turmoil, America must rethink its thinking to survive. WE are in Crisis, and need a way out, we need leadership and honesty.

 

Times like this bring out the ability of leaders to gain dictatorial and tyrannical power and control. Mussolini, Hitler, Napoleon, Stalin, Castro, Chavez, and now the middle eastern dictatorships overthrown and new faces with the same game taking control.

 

This is your Country and time is running out.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment whstlblwr
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Great.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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"Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, just might start channeling Teddy Roosevelt and break up the big bank cartel in the US housing market. "

 

Care to put an over/under on this little piece of fantasy, RC? What a joke.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 22:20 | Link to Comment DarthVaderMentor
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Channeling would be about the only way with the highest possibility that Teddy Roosevelt might lower himself to even give Newt Gringrinch some help. Newt will never even try to seriously break up the big bank cartel. He's just going to Grin for votes and be a grinch for the people on behalf of the banksters.

 

Newt Gringrinch. Change you can count on never happening.

 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment GNWT
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To paraphrase, when the stuff hits the fan and everyone realizes that both parties are owned and operated by the banks:

 

We are all Occupiers now. - G

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:43 | Link to Comment bernorange
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Newt is a deeply embedded part of the establishment - ie. the problem.  Silver tongued devil he is.  Ron Paul is the only candidate who is serious about fighting for real, dramatic spending cuts.  The kind of dramatic cuts that give us a chance to escape from this debt nightmare.  That's the bottom line.  Everything else is a distraction.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:06 | Link to Comment LaLiLuLeLo
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I support Ron Paul even though I know, even if he gets the nomination, he will never win. Just think of when he's on stage trying to sway the zombies away from their idle IDOL. 

It will not happen.

Americans love their presidential game show too much to let some "old fart" tell them they need to change their ways.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Actually youth voters are following Ron Paul more than any other R candidate.  He is the only one that is offering a way out of SocSec and escalating healthcare and wars in which they will be fodder, as well as indebtedness.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:15 | Link to Comment my puppy for prez
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Evidence to back you up:

My accounting student-son is voting RP; my hippy art student daughter is voting RP....as are MANY, MANY other youngsters!

RON PAUL attracts people from many walks of life because his ideas are based on liberty, truth, and common sense!

He CAN beat Obummer......in fact, I will go ahead and say that he is the ONLY Republican that could!!!

R's who hate/fear Obama + anti-war dems + independents = RON PAUL VICTORY!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 19:28 | Link to Comment Plata con Carne
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Recent national polls show Ron Paul at 47% with folks aged 18-29.

I agree with you that RP is the only one who can beat Ogolfer. Simply because Romney & Newt will not get major cross-over votes. Disenfranchised and anti-war Democrats aren't going to register Republican to vote for Romney or Gingrich in any big numbers. Also recent national polls show RP is the Independent's choice - 48% over Obomba.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment garyw
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No Liberatarian in their right mind would vote for the CFL globalist Newt Gingrich. Especially when a statesman Ron Paul is running. I only have one suggestion for you sir open mouth and insert foot. As he doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of beating Ron Paul.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:43 | Link to Comment dumpster
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whalen wants poison over a knife to head

what do these people wake up to visions of horse heads floating in their bed .

a sad outline of the american mush for brains.. and pavlovians sucking gruel at the sound of the bell

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Ronald Reagan == "Libertarian Wing"? LOL

How much of the national debt is from Ronny Raygun's tenure again?

You think people don't remember the "Contract on America" and Newt's abject failure and humiliating departure from Washington?

Don't worry! We have tape!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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A newt is just a slimey lizzard.

Newt has sucked the government teat his entire life, and will fight to keep all others away from that teat, even if they paid for it (like Social Security and Unemployment reciepients). Major hypocrite.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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It is truly humorous to read articles fit for the "The Onion" on ZH.  The hit from "Contract (for)On America" has been made

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:23 | Link to Comment GNWT
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Second that!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:31 | Link to Comment Cursive
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I am a member of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party where Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan happily reside.  No surprise then that I support Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. 

 

Chris, I've enjoyed your work these last 3+ years, but Newt?  You'll have to do better than don't vote for Ron Paul because the media is ignoring him.  Newt Gingrich is just another political hack and he is a really, really weird guy.  He would be demolished Palin-style in a general election.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:27 | Link to Comment MurderNeverWasLove
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Thought this was a joke, but now I think I'm going to be ill. . .

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:53 | Link to Comment covsire
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She turned me into a Newt (supporter)!

... I got better...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:53 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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You were 'Newt-ered'?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment stickyfingers
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It is, the jokes on us.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:21 | Link to Comment bugs_
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For REAL REPUBLICANS(tm) it seems that once again we are reduced to selecting our "Bob Dole" to run and lose.

Since that is the case I say to my fellow REAL REPUBLICANS(tm) let us instead nominate Ron Paul as our "Bob Dole" so that he can have his 15 minutes in the sun.  It will be far better to lose with Ron articulating his heartfelt positions rather than listen to Mitt or Newt tap out democrat-lite in foot code.

Remember Mitt has had his chance.  Newt presided over (jammed through) two amnesties so regardless of how he flips the flop you should know he is as big as McCain on that.

And yes Newt is owned by the Clintons.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:09 | Link to Comment my puppy for prez
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But I believe if RP was given his "15 minutes" he could ACTUALLY win!  He speaks truth and common sense, and is the ONLY one who would call out Obama on the warmongereing and FED-loving, which no other would do!

RP would EASILY gain the votes of independents, anti-war dems, and all the Republicans who would vote for ANYONE just to beat Obama!

We ALL have to resist believing the propaganda "they" want us to believe....that "Ron Paul can't win"....that is simply mind-control tactics repeated ove and over until everyone believes it!  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:22 | Link to Comment Mr. Anonymous
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"And Newt Gingrich is not afraid to call Barack Obama a socialist in a national presidential debate."

Sweet Jesus.  Why not call Obama what he really is?  A fascist. Oh, wait, because Newt is a fascist as well?  Of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations.  Same as Boener.  Same as Pelosi and Cantor, Barney fucking Frank and Peter fucking King.  Same as Clinton and the Bushes, same as McConnell, Reid, Feinstein and every other lord and duke, I mean, congressman and senator, in DC.  You'd think a guy in the Biz like Whalen could at least discern the difference between socialism and fascism.  Unless Whalen is just one more provocateur, playing loose with the facts to flummox the fools.

Well, sorry,  douchebag.  This is the Hedge.  Save that weak shit for CNBC.

 

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