For Republicans Newt Gingrich is the Only Choice

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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:44 | 1917397 GeneMarchbanks
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In contrast to your controlled writing on banking analysis and accounting, this piece is totally absurd. Why float this at all? Clearly Whalen has been bankrupted...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:42 | 1917392 Lost Wages
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>Writer calls Ronald Reagan a Libertarian in the first sentence.

>Stop reading.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:41 | 1917619 Kayman
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Don Regan telling Reagan to "speed it up" (on Youtube).  And how does anyone believe our politicians are anything but bought-and-paid-for soulless puppets.

They get paid, and paid well, to do the bidding of their masters.

Once you've sold your soul, the rest is easy.



Mon, 11/28/2011 - 12:13 | 1921104 Lost Wages
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An actor is a perfect President, because they can fill their empty heads with scripts and recite them line for line in front of the cameras. (At least until the Alzheimers kicks in.)

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:23 | 1917543 Whoa Dammit
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 The title was enough to make me not read the artcile at all.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:51 | 1917424 LawsofPhysics
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Will see more of this propaganda as more useful idiots "wake up" and demand to be told what to do and think.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:42 | 1917391 knukles
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Leading GOP candidate Newt Gingrich says the government should make good on your investment losses: " If someone with a personal account retires with benefits lower than those offered by the current system, the Treasury will send them a check to make up the difference."

  (Well, so much for being against that amorphous social justice crap.  This presumably will cost You nothing, you know, those of Us who've worked, saved and planned for retirement.  Well, somebody's gotta pay for it.  How's it feel to be thrown into the 1% all of a sudden?  You know, that size of government thingie, deficits and Welfare)   (And whilst talking about costs of gubamint "investment" to use the nom du jour take a peek back at one of Gnewt's prior money saving Social Justice Crusades)       Form the November 20,2003, Wall Street Journal, Gnewt declared: "Every conservative member of Congress should vote for this Medicare bill. It is the most important reorganization of our nation's healthcare system since the original Medicare Bill of 1965 and the largest and most positive change in direction for the health system in 60 years for people over 65. ... If you are a fiscal conservative who cares about balancing the federal budget, there may be no more important vote in your career than one in support of this bill."   (I wonder when they'll start pulling the hard copies in favor exclusively of digital which can be redacted at the touch of an "Enter" key.)   This guy runs on the Republican ticket, Obama will not only be reelected for sure, but have another SuperMajority. (h/t to Charmichelson)
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:42 | 1917390 lincolnsteffens
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I smell a very large pile of human excrement somewhere. Ooops, that was Newt opening his mouth.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917386 Seasmoke
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Really Newt???????........way too many skeletons in that fat guys closet

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:08 | 1917493 optimator
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Except for Dr. Paul, they all have skeletons in their closet, and that includes the Democrat line up!  Except for Dr. Paul, they are all exactly the same, bought and paid for.  Doesn't matter who becomes President, only Dr. Paul would made a difference.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:39 | 1917377 nasa
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Whalen must still be working for the Heritage Foundation because this article is a fucking joke.  The line "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" is comedy gold.  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:26 | 1918031's picture

Newt sounds like my liberal friend who told me yesterday, "Liberty should be allowed, if..."

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:47 | 1917867 dumpster
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newt to take away just some of the freedoms

on the fake war on terror .

like some would vote to die with just a little poison .

such zombe thinking .. hell it aint thinking its standard mush from pavlovian double think

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:37 | 1917371 apberusdisvet
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If it looks like Obama may lose, don't be surprised if the elections are suspended after another false flag event and the institution of martial law.  After all, Obama is the supreme malleable puppet; not even Gingrich or Romney comes close.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:00 | 1917462 Mr. Anonymous
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Romney comes WAY close.  He and Obama are brothers by different mothers.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:31 | 1917352 lindaamick
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All 2012 candidates promote the same...welfare for the 1%.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:25 | 1918023
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:31 | 1917351 lindaamick
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All 2012 candidates promote the same...welfare for the 1%.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1917342 fourthousand
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This is a good troll. +10 Z.H.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 18:20 | 1918831 Motley Fool
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You owe me a screen wipedown. :D

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:27 | 1917340 Stuck on Zero
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In other words, if you like massive immigration, statism, foreign wars of conquest, Wall Street theft, destruction of the middle class, wars for oil, Imperial expansion, eavesdropping on everyone, absolute government control of your thoughts and actions, secret police, drone attacks on wedding parties, and mega aircraft carriers the Newt is your man.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:54 | 1917436 disabledvet
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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:25 | 1917334 Conrad Murray
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Vote with a bullet.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:07 | 1917488 disabledvet
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you'll need more than one. Here's an example:
still didn't work in case you were wonderin'.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:14 | 1917319 Seize Mars
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This article is indeed dogshit.

I will vote for that lying, globalist bankster fucking shitbag when hell freezes over. Fuck Newt Gingrich, and fuck each and every belle du jour that Fox News comes up with. I am voting for Ron Paul, and I don't care who likes it or doesn't. I also don't care what some dumbass handicapper thinks of his "odds."

There is only one way to get this right.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:03 | 1917937 FeralSerf
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Would you vote for a Paul/Gingrich ticket, knowing that the chances of Paul living through his first term intact are slim to none?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:40 | 1919310 IAmNotMark
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Why in the world would Dr. Paul choose that piece of shit for VP?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:51 | 1918361 FlyOverCountryBoy
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Ron Paul is remarkably healthy.  He exercises frequently following a routine most young people would have trouble keeping up with. e.g., walking three miles a day, biking 15 miles at a time, and exercising twice a day.

I do agree that relegating Gingrich to the do-nothing and relatively harmless job of Vice President might be a good idea.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:47 | 1917411 q99x2
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Mit Newt Dogshit.

Wahlen now Dogshit too.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1917336 Boba Fiat
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Umm....excuse me (to the original author), I have a small quibble.  You're gonna chuck Thomas Jefferson and TR in the same bucket?  WTF?  TR was a statist much like his cousin FDR.  TJ and Goldwater were libertarians, as is Ron Paul.  Gingrich sure has the gift of the gab, but the bottom line is he believes in the power of government to solve our problems (if only HE were in charge of government, then it would be more efficient).  Statist vs. Statist is what the MSM wants.  That means Obama vs. Romney/Gingrich.  May the best Statist win. 

My money's going to Ron Paul or no one.  God (please) @#!*% the Statists.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:10 | 1917965 FeralSerf
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The fascist that said this is not a libertarian:

“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And…
moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:01 | 1918186 FlyOverCountryBoy
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If the quote actually read, "Extremism in the defense of government is no vice. And moderation in the defense of government is no virtue!", then I would agree it came from a fascist.  But defense of liberty is the cornerstone of liberterianism.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:47 | 1918346 FeralSerf
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And how did Barry plan on carrying out said "extremism in defense of liberty"?  By nuking North Vietnam and starting WW3.

It did not matter one iota, nor did Barry (or LBJ for that matter) mention it, but the Viet Cong were North Vietnamese Catholics transported to South Vietnam and armed by the CIA.   Read Col. Prouty's book, "JFK".  He was there.

Barry supported the CIA wholeheartedly, the most vile fascist organization in American history.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:23 | 1918477 Iwanttoknow
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Glad to know someone is reading Col Fletcher Prouty,a great American hero.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:14 | 1918446 FlyOverCountryBoy
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LOL!  U.S. Army Brigadier General Barry Goldwater was most definitely a devout anti-communist.  His off-hand comments on Vietnam might have been somewhat extreme, but when dealing with the deadly and infectious ideology of communism, extremism is NO VICE.

Barry had a track record of opposing anti-liberty socialist/progressive policies, such as the New Deal and the policies of Truman.  He supported Joe McCarthy when it was not politically correct to do so.  He was vehemently against Ike's decision to send federal troops into Little Rock.  He opposed Johnson's so-called Civil Rights Act and the so-called "War on Poverty" (which was in fact a War on Liberty).  He also opposed the policies of Jimmy Carter, opposed Nixon's wage and price controls, and supported Ronald Reagan.

I would say he was a consistent conservative, with a liberterian bent.



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:07 | 1917314 Georgesblog
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I read Black's Law Dictionary for fun. I know the legal meaning of the term, "constituent". Why would anyone want to be property of Newt Gingrich?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:10 | 1917313 gs_runsthiscountry
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Chris, I respect your writing, knowledge, and all that you share – but you are just plain wrong on this one.

To vote for Newt would be to put a stamp of approval on the polarization of congress. A vote for Gingrich is a vote for further entrenchment of PACs and corporate lobbying/cash inflows.

Newt was instrumental in putting a price tag on every key position in congress/committee seat. Now, you are suggesting voters put a stamp of approval on all that is wrong with politics in America.

Indeed, a vote for newt  is an endorsement of the political process everyone is so livid with – a vote for more of the same, more filibusters ad infinitum, more status quo, more money in politics, more rent-seeking, and a loss of your voice as an American citizen in lieu of money that deafens the ear of every congressperson.

No matter the political affiliation…


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:00 | 1917305 BigMike
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You haters on this thread need to get real. I love Ron Paul as much as anyone, but it isn't happening for him. Big Media ignoring him has largely worked. His polling numbers are incredibly weak across the board. It's sad to say and I think Newt is a fairly large douche sandwich--don't get me wrong.

There is little that is democratic about choosing from 3 candidates only. That is reality though in the election in 2012, and therefore I think Whalen makes a many good points. Newt is the best option when it's him or Romney and he can't be worse than Obama. At least I hope not.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:35 | 1919296 IAmNotMark
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So Newt is the anyone but Ron choice?

He's a liar, a cheat, and a crook.  He's a scumbag.  A low-life scoundrel.  He deserves zero trust.  He deserves zero support.  The fact that he's getting support indicates how ethically and morally bankrupt the GOP really is.

I'd say I'd rather see Obama win again, but man...I can't say that either.  Surely there's another choice?  (There is, but I guess he doesn't count)


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 18:24 | 1918845 earleflorida
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not haters, just pragmatic,...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:50 | 1918144 FlyOverCountryBoy
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Recall that Newt worked on the Rockefeller presidential campaign in 1968 while a graduate student. With that background, we should at least look at some of his record (excerpted from a Free Republic post):

04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation)

10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.

03/––/1993 – He was “passionately in favor” of sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.

11/19/1993 – He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.

11/27/1994 – He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.

08/27/1995 – He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.

01/06/1996 – He himself conceived a secret CIA mission to topple the Iranian leadership.

04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)

04/10/1995 – He supported Federal tax dollars being spent on abortions.

06/––/1995 – He wrote the foreword to a book about tearing down the U.S. Constitution and implementing a Fascist World Government.

06/01/1996 – He helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.

09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.

01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.

11/29/2006 – He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”

11/29/2006 – He called for a “Geneva Convention for terrorists” so it would be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.

02/15/2007 – He supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.

04/04/2007 – He says that there should be a clear distinction about what weapons should be reserved for only for the military.

04/17/2008 – Made a commercial with Nancy Pelosi on Climate Change.

09/28/2008 – Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.

10/01/2008 – Says in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”

12/08/2008 – He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.

03/31/2009 – Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.

10/16/2009 – He angered conservatives by endorsing super liberal Dede Scozzafava.

07/30/2010 – Says that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.

08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.

11/15/2010 – He defended Romneycare; blamed liberals

12/02/2010 – He advocates a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.

12/05/2010 – He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.

01/30/2011 – He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.

01/30/2011 – He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.

02/02/2011 – He says we are “losing the War on Terror”; the conflict will be as long as the Cold War

02/10/2011 – He wants to replace the EPA instead of abolishing it.

02/13/2011 – He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.

02/15/2011 – His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”

03/09/2011 – He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.

03/15/2011 – Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.

03/19/2011 – He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)

03/23/2011 – He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.

04/25/2011 – He’s a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.

05/11/2011 – His campaign video said that he wants to “find solutions together, and insist on imposing those solutions on those who do not want to change.”

05/12/2011 – He was more supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.

05/15/2011 – Said GOP’s plan to cut back Medicare was “too big a jump.”

05/15/2011 – He backed Obama’s individual mandate; “All of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care.”

05/16/2011 – He also endorsed individual mandates in 1993 when Clinton pushed Universal Health Care.

06/09/2011 – His own campaign staff resigned en masse.

07/15/2011 – His poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.

08/01/2011 – He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had a following.

08/11/2011 – His recent criticism of the United Nations is undermined by a long, long history of supporting it.

09/27/2011 – He says that he “helped develop the model for Homeland Security”

10/07/2011 – He said he’d ignore the Supreme Court if need be.

11/12/2011 – He advocates assassinating Iranian scientists and covert war with Iran.


I agree with him on ignoring the Supreme Court (restoring the concept of "co-equal branches"), but little else.




Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:51 | 1918583 buyingsterling
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Some little mini-Newt junked you. They approve of this list of malfeasance.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:13 | 1919232 Careless Whisper
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@ flyovercountryboy


You got alot there. I'd like to read it. I know it's alot to ask, but how about some links?


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 21:42 | 1919553 FlyOverCountryBoy
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As mentioned in the article, I found the list in a post on Free Republic.  Google Newt and those dates and you should be able to find the links.  Most are fairly well known.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:29 | 1918280 Temporalist
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That is like a constitutional hit list.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:31 | 1918055 Temporalist
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Ron Paul is LEADING in Iowa and is in 2nd place in NH...and some are predicting that he can take NV too.  In one month when Ron Paul wins Iowa they will not be able to marginalize him then what?  He is also voted the most likely to beat Obama by independents so he's got their support and he's also the ONLY choice by liberals and progressives that are disenchanted with their puppet in chief that lied to them and is bought by Wall St.


You need to wake the fuck up and get behind someone real not a proven egomaniac that serves his own interests and his corporate masters in he's named after a cold blooded lizard that he is.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:41 | 1919124 my puppy for prez
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Thank you!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:32 | 1917800 nick elsworth
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When Newt admits that he took advantage of his position in Congress to feather his nest with soft kickbacks in the form of "consulting agreements", then I will consider him.  Until then, I would rather vote for someone with integrity (or abstain if the ballot offers no one).

We need to quit voting for the least worst guy.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:04 | 1917940 eatthebanksters
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We need to quit voting for the least worst guy.

In the end you have two candidates, one who made some stupid and unethical decisions 20 years ago, the other one is doing them right now but the MSM press won't call him out.  The first one promises a slim chance of returning to a decent life in the next 4 years, the second promises disaster for you and your family.  

What I hear you saying is that you'd rather not vote for the first guy even if it means the second guy wins. Wow!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 17:31 | 1918696 nick elsworth
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I'm not referring to 20 years ago.  I'm talking about his recent "consulting" arrangements.  If you think he got those jobs due to his brilliance and unmatched understanding of business solutions, then you don't understand how deep the corruption is within the system.  Do some digging, he's gotten filthy rich SINCE he left the house.

And regarding which guy I'd vote for, the answer is: NONE (if I can't find a non-corrupt candidate)... Why would you vote for someone that you know is corrupt and hope that he is less corrupt than the other guy?

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