Pawlenty: Newt Gingrich as a potential nominee for president? Really? I mean, really?

posted at 5:35 pm on January 23, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In keeping with the themes Mitt Romney has revived on the campaign trail, Romney supporter and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty today lambasted Newt Gingrich for his record as Speaker of the House and for his work for Freddie Mac.

On a conference call with reporters, Pawlenty said it’s time for Republicans to do some digging inside themselves.

“For Republicans and conservatives all across this country, a question is going to have to be as they consider Newt Gingrich as a potential nominee for president: Really? I mean, really?” Pawlenty said, according to a transcript of the call. “This is somebody who has had so many incredibly unfortunate and questionable activities while he was speaker, post-speaker, that he is not somebody that I think can carry the banner for the Republican Party and the conservative movement forward as the nominee or as a future president.”

Pawlenty said it was splitting hairs to say Gingrich wasn’t a lobbyist for the GSE.

“If you’re going to be president of the United States, people have to understand your full record,” he said, according to a transcript of the call. “They have to see it in user-friendly and transparent ways. Newt Gingrich has represented hundreds of clients and interest groups in Washington D.C. since he left the speakership. We have very little insight and transparency as to what exactly he did for many of those clients — in many cases, for huge sums of money. To say that he wasn’t a lobbyist is an incredible hair-splitting. He’s been an advocate to the Congress trying to push influence in Washington D.C. In the case of Freddie Mac, he was lobbying Republican members or advocating with Republican members against Republican interests on one of the most difficult and unfortunate behaviors by the federal government in modern history, and that is their activities in the housing market.”

Pawlenty also implicitly pled with Floridians to factor Gingrich’s housing history into their votes by reminding reporters that the Sunshine State was particularly clouded by the collapse of the housing market.

“If you go down to Florida where the primary is going to occur shortly, one of the most devastating blows to the Florida economy in recent years, of course, has been the housing market,” Pawlenty said. “And one of the principal culprits in the demise of the housing market was the role of Congress and their government-sponsored entities of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and their role in the housing market. And now you have a candidate for the president of the United States, Newt Gingrich, who was paid $1.7 million by Freddie Mac, and we don’t have insight or transparency as to what he actually did, what positions he took, what advice that he gave. His influence-peddling with respect to Freddie Mac to Congress, that needs to be revealed.”

Newt Gingrich has already said he’d be amenable to the release of his contract with Freddie Mac, so Pawlenty’s comments, like Romney’s, are likely to be defused by that.

But, for all that Pawlenty gets right here, I can’t help but think this: Newt Gingrich was in the presidential race long before Tim Pawlenty dropped out. Maybe Pawlenty should have considered before now the space his exit would clear for the likes of Gingrich to fill. It also reminds me to appreciate the candidates we have left. For all their flaws, they’ve gutted out a difficult primary race — and proved that, at the very least, they want to be president enough to run for the office. That’s really no small matter. Would you want to run for president?


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The first guy to drop out is lecturing the guy who is winning?

Really? REALLY????

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

This is what you get for dropping out after a stupid straw poll puhlenty. Remind me again what place Bachmann got in the actual caucus??

Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Well…P!$$ on you Pawlenty!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Believe it.

vinman on January 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Gingbots are losing it.

Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I’d prefer Pawlenty over the Candidates we have left.

sandee on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Maybe if Mittens and his friends spent more time contrasting the Mitted One with Obama then tearing down his Republican opponents, maybe he’d win a primary race.

dirtseller on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Vote Cthulhu for President, why settle for the lesser of two evils?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Alternate headline:
Also-ran mocks winner of most recent state primary.

Mr. Prodigy on January 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Hey Loser-Get yourself a personality T-Paw!

redware on January 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

“If you’re going to be president of the United States, people have to understand your full record,” he said, according to a transcript of the call. “They have to see it in user-friendly and transparent ways.

Really, just really? I’m quite sure a full 40% of the morons that voted for Obama didn’t understand and weren’t aware of his full record. And there still hasn’t been any transparency about his past as of today, yet he’s still president. So Tim,you were saying…

JAM on January 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

In other words: “Dear Mitt, please put me in your cabinet if you win. Love and kisses. Tim”

I’m sorry but dropping out of the race before it even began because you lost an early straw poll just doesn’t qualify you to lecture the rest of the country on who to vote for. I mean, you’re welcome to do it, but you haven’t really sold me on why I should care what you think.

grahsco on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Let me put it this way: Pawlenty will never be pulled aside by TSA after they detect he may have a spine, because Pawlenty is the biggest pu**y I’ve ever seen in politics. I’d be happy to have him replace Franken as the MN’s senator because I don’t expect much from MN. That aside, he’s such a loser.

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Eric Bolling, host of ‘Follow the Money’ 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight – he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this:

WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie’s “Newt-embarrassment”: “Chris made a rookie mistake…got his panties in a wad” 14min”FollowTheMoney” intv 10p

idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The MITTS are off-sorry I couldn’t hel myself

LOL

Gerry-moderate republican-mittbot-crying myself to sleep

gerrym51 on January 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Pawlenty: Newt Gingrich as a potential nominee for president? Really? I mean, really?

Pawlenty as a potential nominee for president.Really, I mean really? Who is Pawlenty, anyway?

congma on January 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Gingbots are losing it.

Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

That’s Mr. Gingnut, if you don’t mind.

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Et tu, Pawlenty?

cynccook on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Why should I care what this loser thinks?
He quit the race because Bachmann won a straw poll? Really? Really?

DRayRaven on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Remember when Mittens paid off this loser’s campaign debt?… good times… good times.

tetriskid on January 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Brokered convention.

rbj on January 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

We are SOOOOO going to lose in November. Starting to hope Ron Paul does run third party just so I have someone I can vote for instead of constantly voting against the democrat.

thphilli on January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Must watch TV tonight, Eric Bowling on FOX Business interviews Palin and she tells Eric Chris Christie is “getting his panties in a bunch”

KBird on January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Eric Bolling, host of ‘Follow the Money’ 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight – he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this:

WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie’s “Newt-embarrassment”: “Chris made a rookie mistake…got his panties in a wad” 14min”FollowTheMoney” intv 10p

idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

http://www.therightscoop.com/video-palin-christie-made-a-rookie-mistake-by-getting-his-panties-in-a-wad/

the_nile on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Pawlenty is and always has been GOP establishment. Back before he was governor of MN, he was planning on the senate seat. He stubbed his toe against Bush/Cheney and backed down. They wanted Norm Coleman, who end up winning that seat. Pawlenty became governor.

I was living in MN at the time and this news was all over. Pawlenty backed down. He’s a GOP establishment patsy. Of course he is going to attack anyone who is not supported by the GOP gods…

jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The first guy to drop out is lecturing the guy who is winning?

Really? REALLY????

portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

You said it!

I was listening seriously to Pawlenty in the beginning but he didn’t have the belief in himself to stay in the race. So, uh, why should I listen to him now?

stukinIL4now on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Eric Bolling, host of ‘Follow the Money’ 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight – he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this:

WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie’s “Newt-embarrassment”: “Chris made a rookie mistake…got his panties in a wad” 14min”FollowTheMoney” intv 10p

idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Sarah had better pace herself. Now is not the time to make this election about her. Now we’re going to have to endure a week of the Palin-Christie “rookie” cage match.

Rational Thought on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yes, TImmy, REALLY !

stenwin77 on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Uh, didn’t you take your ball and go home Governor, because you lost a strawpoll to a girl?

Flora Duh on January 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

a capella makes eye contact, stares at Tim and makes *choker* motion.

a capella on January 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Like Ann Coulter, maybe this is a NE Corridor thing.

kingsjester on January 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

TPAW is right. Everyone has been kind to Newt because he is the old Republican Speaker of the House/ Contract with America guy. They do not want to bring out his baggage both personal and professional. However, now it must be done. Our Country depends on changing leadership and this election is far too important to be concerned with Newt’s feelings.

I am again reminded of the clip of a Republican imploring Newt not to run and embarrass himself. If he would have only listened.
Too Late!

Natebo on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sarah had better pace herself. Now is not the time to make this election about her. Now we’re going to have to endure a week of the Palin-Christie “rookie” cage match.

Rational Thought on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

She’s just cheerleading , just as the rinos wanted…

the_nile on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sad. He sold his soul to Romney, and quickly, at that.

beatcanvas on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

He had emphasized his record as a two-term governor in a Democratic state, as a contrast to Bachmann and her experience. Pawlenty also sought to contrast himself with Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, on the issue of health care, pointing out that he signed a market-based law in Minnesota. He had derided the law enacted under Romney as “Obamneycare.”

This was Pawlenty back in August..hah

congma on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Never thought T-Paw ever had a chance. His campaign proved it.

“Pawlenty is and always has been GOP establishment.”

+1

SparkPlug on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Alternate headline:
AlsoAlmost-ran mocks winner of most recent state primary.

Mr. Prodigy on January 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

FIY

FuzzyJJE on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

If Pawlenty’s the A team it kind of proves the point about our slate does it not?

He’s about as exciting to me as Santo

golfmann on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Uh, didn’t you take your ball and go home Governor, because you lost a strawpoll to a girl?

Flora Duh on January 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Ouuucccchhh. Funny.

SparkPlug on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

T-paw’s money was taken by Romney. Huntsman had his own.

Santorum is being funded by the fundies, and Paul the loonies.

I respect T-Paw not trying to become someone he wasn’t just to carve a money niche.

He decided to wait his turn.

Time will tell if he gets a turn.

At least he didn’t sell out.

freshface on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Now we’re going to have to endure a week of the Palin-Christie “rookie” cage match.

Rational Thought on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I know where I’m placing my money…

beatcanvas on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

These attacks on Newt aren’t going to resonate now. The pro-Newt roar is still in the air, and, unfortunately, the salient issue is not Newt, but Mitt, and his seeming failings.

anotherJoe on January 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Why should anyone listen to you, Governor? Some of us haven’t forgotten how you beclowned yourself in this climate change video with Janet Napolitano and Orangeman Crist.

flyfisher on January 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

She’s just cheerleading , just as the rinos wanted…

the_nile on January 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

+1

WisRich on January 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

For all their flaws, they’ve gutted out a difficult primary race — and proved that, at the very least, they want to be president enough to run for the office.

Newt may somewhat entertain the unattainable idea of being elected President, but that’s not why he’s in the race.

whatcat on January 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

BuckeyeSam on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM
Czar of Defenestration on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
DRayRaven on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM
E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM
JAM on January 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM
KBird on January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM
KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Mr. Prodigy on January 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM
Priscilla on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Rational Thought on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM
congma on January 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM
cynccook on January 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM
dirtseller on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM
gerrym51 on January 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM
grahsco on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM
portlandon on January 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM
rbj on January 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM
redware on January 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM
sandee on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM
stenwin77 on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM
stukinIL4now on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM
tetriskid on January 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM
the_nile on January 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM
thphilli on January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM
vinman on January 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

..former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

knives are out

social-justice on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Christ, never mind a campaign platform, Mitt can’t even buy competent endorsements with that money.

Hey, whatever happened to the urgency of not damaging the eventual nominee, anyway? Oh right, that was two weeks ago.

HitNRun on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

“I’m a Newt Gingrich Republican”

No, I tried and tried, and I just can’t say it. The man is an unmitigated disaster.

Swerve22 on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Has anybody really researched about a “brokered” convention and how it would/could work with the new rules and pledged delegates?

Do all the pledgees have a weasel clause?

Anybody REALLY know how it works?

golfmann on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

How long until Naughty Newt’s next implosion?

A: >4 days
B: >7 days
C: >Before sunrise

Go RBNY on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Let’s see Mr. Pawlenty…
Gingrich: last time he was a politician, the budget was in balance, the economy was growing, and he engineered a republican takeover of the House and Senate (wresting 40 years of control from the Democrats. Welfare reform, etc.

Romney: governor of Massachusetts. Appointed more Dems to the bench than Repubs. Self-styled “progressive.” Repudiates the Reagan legacy. Pro-choice. Flip flopper. Embodiment of Wall St Republican stereotype.

Which one should be carrying the Republican banner, Mr. Pawlenty. Romney? Really? I mean, really?

SAMinVA on January 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

You people are letting the establishment decide the candidate in reverse, you still aren’t thinking for yourselves. Just because the establishment (whoever that is) is against Newt doesn’t mean they are wrong about everything.

It is unbelievable the number of passes Newt is getting just because of his big mouth. Newt is going to need a political coalition to get things done and he has virtually none in Washington DC right now because most of them remember his wreckage from the past. You are all being incredibly naive just as you were about Palin. Newt could easily lose the house for us.

Look at his national disapproval numbers. These are entrenched, he is a known entity and people have made up their minds about him. His angry, righteous indignation act is only going to alienate more independents. You are going to kill the party just so you can watch Newt shoot some arrows at Obama in the debates. All Obama has to do is hold is own and he wins. There goes your entire rationale for Newt.

Remember how everybody discounted Newt in the beginning of this process? Honestly, what is different about him now? We were all right the first time.

echosyst on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Has anybody really researched about a “brokered” convention and how it would/could work with the new rules and pledged delegates?

Do all the pledgees have a weasel clause?

Anybody REALLY know how it works?

golfmann on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Psst. [wispering] The rules are whatever the GOP insiders want them to be.

WisRich on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Pawlenty. Yeah, I’m really interested in what a loser, who was too afraid to repeat to Mittens’ face on stage what he had said about Mittens behind his back. At that point, you egg sucking coward, we all knew you were finished. Had you had a spine and stood up for your self, you may have stayed in long enough for a crazy eyed woman to have outed you as a wussy.

they lie on January 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM

For all their flaws, they’ve gutted out a difficult primary race — and proved that, at the very least, they want to be president enough to run for the office. That’s really no small matter. Would you want to run for president?

This! When Perry and Bachman and Cain and others are busting their chops getting excoriated from their own side just for being there you realize it takes a steel jaw to even want to take on the effort. Come back when you get one T-Paw.

DanMan on January 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Fine to diss on Pawlenty, but he dropped out of the race when he didn’t have the money to run. Newt would have dropped out by now as well if he didn’t have a billionaire casino magnet funding a PAC that is supporting him. The only way he can compete is with a PAC. Without it, he’d have been done after Iowa.

cd98 on January 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Newt to get $5 million more in PAC money per twitter. Beware Mitt

Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

..former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Attack watch!!!

idesign on January 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Just because the establishment (whoever that is) is against Newt doesn’t mean they are wrong right about everanything.

fify

they lie on January 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Psst. [wispering] The rules are whatever the GOP insiders want them to be.

WisRich on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Assuming that’s true, I don’t see how that would affect the outcome–the primary is down to the last four experienced politicians who all claim to be political outsiders.

Mr. Prodigy on January 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

..former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

We tells it likes we sees it. I never knew Mitt was the conservative darling.

gerry=mittbot

gerrym51 on January 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Just as it is dishonest to pretend that what Newt did was not corrupt albeit legal, it is equally dishonest to pretend the there was anything at all unique about Newt doing this.

Huge numbers of people in both parties were on the take in various “legal” ways; this goes all the way up to the present President, who went so far as to put a Countrywide officer in charge of his VP selection.

It’s like picking out a lone pig and screaming, “look he’s in the mud up to his eyeballs!” They were all in the mud.

kunegetikos on January 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

These attacks on Newt aren’t going to resonate now. The pro-Newt roar is still in the air, and, unfortunately, the salient issue is not Newt, but Mitt, and his seeming failings.

anotherJoe on January 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I think you are right. I have said several times Newt’s rise is as much about Mitt’s weakness as it is Newt’s strength. I think Mitt is probably done. Electability was all he had going for him. Whether Newt can win remains to be seen.

flyfisher on January 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I’d prefer Pawlenty over the Candidates we have left.

sandee on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Yeah, you and 5 other people that voted for him.

RonDelDon on January 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

All Obama has to do is hold is own and he wins. There goes your entire rationale for Newt.

echosyst on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

But that would involve admitting Obama held his own.

These same people thought Sarah crushed Biden in the debate.

When Obama smiles that famous smile when Newt calls him a socialist these people will say it was a knockout blow and cry fraud when Newt gets crushed.

freshface on January 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM

the primary is down to the last four experienced politicians who all claim to be political outsiders.
Mr. Prodigy on January 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

But you have to appreciate the humor in Newt being the “Beltway Outsider”.

whatcat on January 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM

gerrym51 on January 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

GOP Memory Hole…2008 he was according to Redstate, Rush, and anyone but McCain endorsing GOP Conservative.

Lipservice = Newt to Conservatives

His tune will change if he makes it past Obama. That is a big IF

uhangtight on January 23, 2012 at 6:07 PM

..former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

That’s what endorsing Romney will do for you: people in the grass roots realizing a “conservative darling” is not really conservative at all.

BTW, I’m not really sure T-Paw was ever a “conservative darling,” but whatever.

DRayRaven on January 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Are you serious?! Are you serious?!

/T-Pel

Christien on January 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

When did Newt become conservative? Not until he triangulated and only because says so. We are doomed. Newt is a fantasy for people who cannot deal with reality.

aloysiusmiller on January 23, 2012 at 6:08 PM

You people are letting the establishment decide the candidate in reverse, you still aren’t thinking for yourselves.

Unless you’re arguing for Paul or Santorum, this makes no sense at all.

Remember how everybody discounted Newt in the beginning of this process? Honestly, what is different about him now? We were all right the first time.

echosyst on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

What’s different is that the media – led enthusiastically by the small slice of it that is Republican – disqualified every other candidate, under the reflexive, understandable, but totally incorrect and wrongheaded belief that a) this would make Romney win b) Romney, or any candidate, deserves to win solely by process of elimination.

Heck, even Newt was sunk once. That’s how toxic Romney is. Romney fans belittled Palin, guffawed at Trump, excoriated Bachmann, sneered at Perry, sputtered at Cain, seethed at Gingrich, castigated Paul, retched at Santorum, and are now denouncing Gingrich again.

Romney still can’t get over 25%, except during a brief period when it looked like he had won and it was up to Republicans to ratify his candidacy. Even then, only New England would.

HitNRun on January 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

HuWar planner
Glad im not on that list! Of course I’m not a mittidiot!
Newt 2012

angrymike on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Mitt – A plastic Ken doll.
Newt – Toxic.
Rick – Dull. Whiner.
RonP – Headcase. Geezer.

Not much choice this time around…AGAIN!

jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

echosyst on January 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

No matter how badly you abuse a dog, if you throw raw meat in his pen, he’ll still run to it.

Adjoran on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

.former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

.
Kinda like how Paul Ryan must have felt. Scorching.

FlaMurph on January 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Romney fans belittled Palin, guffawed at Trump, excoriated Bachmann, sneered at Perry, sputtered at Cain, seethed at Gingrich, castigated Paul, retched at Santorum, and are now denouncing Gingrich again.
HitNRun on January 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Keepin it real. They are all tards.

What a shambolic state of affairs in ‘conservative’ America.

freshface on January 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Newt was pushed out of “their” Party because he was effective. He held Clinton’s feet to the fire, brought us welfare reform (which took 15 years to repeal through Obama’s first 100 days in office).

I agree with Rush. Newt may not be ‘the’ candidate, but he is the messenger for the base.

And I just loved Brittens (Hume) defense of Mittens.

/Please pass the Depends.

Key West Reader on January 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

…former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.
The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Well, Duuuuuh. Politics is a blood sport. Attack your own, accept the consequences.

That’s why I stand by these two posts:
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/23/the_gop_establishment_in_abject_panic_they_don_t_understand_their_own_base
and
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/23/dc_elites_tell_you_in_their_own_words_what_i_ve_been_telling_you_since_november_10th

Czar of Defenestration on January 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

T-paw’s money was taken by Romney. Huntsman had his own.

Santorum is being funded by the fundies, and Paul the loonies.

I respect T-Paw not trying to become someone he wasn’t just to carve a money niche.

He decided to wait his turn.

Time will tell if he gets a turn.

At least he didn’t sell out.

freshface on January 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

And there lies the problem. Remember 2008 when it was McCain’s turn?

marinetbryant on January 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Ever noticed these big fat
rich and powerful fornicators, never just pick up skanks like the rest of us, I mean, like some people who are really friendly do. They make a power playto cultivate a relationship with those under their authoriTAHY.
Son of a bitch!
Gingrich is Cartman!
I never made the connection because I like Cartman.

borntoraisehogs on January 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Would one best respond, “EEYORE!” or “Waaaaaaaaaah!”?!?

Czar of Defenestration on January 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Mitt – A plastic Ken doll.
Newt – Toxic.
Rick – Dull. Whiner.
RonP – Headcase. Geezer.

Not much choice this time around…AGAIN!

jbh45 on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s re-elect Barack Hussein Obama in 2012! At least he’s not plastic, or toxic, or dull, or a whiner or a headcase….

Amiright?

Key West Reader on January 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Must watch TV tonight, Eric Bowling on FOX Business interviews Palin and she tells Eric Chris Christie is “getting his panties in a bunch”

KBird on January 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That’s one big a$$ pair of panties.

msupertas on January 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

We tells it likes we sees it. I never knew Mitt was the conservative darling.

gerry=mittbot

gerrym51 on January 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

..just screen scraped all of the commenters in this thread and generalized. Going for a cheap laugh. Did not get.

Waddaya expect from a C++ developer? Journalistic integrity?

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Pawlenty, Daniels, Christie, Ryan, Jeb Bush, etc. are the names the establishment throw out as being late entrants to the party. All, RINOS, and all Obama lite, bought and paid for by the RNC and all establishment suck ups.

Where’s the names of DeMint, Palin, Walker, Sessions, Pence, Rand Paul, Jan Brewer, etc. all good conservatives. The distinction should tell us all we need to know about the Republican party. It hates conservatives and uses them like the dems. use blacks. We are nothing but a useful idiot vote tool. When they find a replacement for our vote, we will be as welcome as a big piece of crap floating in a punch bowl at a fancy wedding.

they lie on January 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

..former conservative darling candidate gets reamed on HA; tough room.
The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Hey pal, have you got way too much time on your hands ? :)
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PS- Pawlenty’s was a conservative darling candidate???
BigSven never thought so…you must get your stuff from the MSM.

For BigSven the most memorable Pawlenty moment was when his key Iowa staffer, drunk as blazes, broke into some poor Iowa family’s house in the middle of the night and damn near got his ass shot off !! :(

Makes BigSven wonder how well Pawlenty would have picked a cabinet if he had been elected President ;)

BigSven on January 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I’d prefer Pawlenty over the Candidates we have left.

sandee on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Me, too. Oh, well.

acasilaco on January 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Newt was pushed out of “their” Party because he was effective. He held Clinton’s feet to the fire, brought us welfare reform

Key West Reader on January 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

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Newt Lied to congress- can’t be selective here. And if Welfare was reformed……why is it the mill stone hanging over our country today ? What exactly does newt want to take credit for with regard to welfare? or does he go obama say things would have been worse without him ? What am I missing?

FlaMurph on January 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Newt Gingrich has already said he’d be amenable to the release of his contract with Freddie Mac, so Pawlenty’s comments, like Romney’s, are likely to be defused by that.

Yes, because the comments about Romney not releasing his taxes were defused by him saying he would release them. Right? Sadly, no. If Gingrich just pretends that he’s going to have them released, that doesn’t cut it.

Seixon on January 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s re-elect Barack Hussein Obama in 2012! At least he’s not plastic, or toxic, or dull, or a whiner or a headcase….

Amiright?

Key West Reader on January 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Or maybe we could delude ourselves into thinking one of these guys is worth a damn.

I’m pretty sure Romney wanted a field this bad and did all he could to keep others from jumping in because he figured he’d win automatically. He never took into account that conservatives find him so repugnant they’d actually turn to someone like Newt Gingrich.

Me, I’m hoping for (but not counting on) a brokered convention. I can hold my nose and vote for Newt, but I’ll vote third party before I vote for Romney.

DRayRaven on January 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

HuWar planner
Glad im not on that list! Of course I’m not a mittidiot!
Newt 2012

angrymike on January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Seems like the irascible sobriquet paradigm is slowly spreading. Relax, it’s only life and no one makes it out alive!

;-)

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Good thing Pawlenty dropped out. His conduct today demonstrates what a failure he would have been.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I’d prefer Pawlenty over the Candidates we have left.

sandee on January 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Well you can’t have him because he’s not on the menu.

Now sit down and eat your peas.

timberline on January 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Newt Gingrich has already said he’d be amenable to the release of his contract with Freddie Mac, so Pawlenty’s comments, like Romney’s, are likely to be defused by that.

And didn’t his former partners very conveniently refuse to release those contracts?

Murf76 on January 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Hey pal, have you got way too much time on your hands ? :)

BigSven on January 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

..I got this really, really, really neat text editor. Stuff like that requires only a matter of seconds to do.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

..but then, I *am* a geek as well.

The War Planner on January 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I have a feeling that it will be a very very good year for violinists. That and crow pluckers.

Limerick on January 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Two points of note:
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/23/the_gop_establishment_in_abject_panic_they_don_t_understand_their_own_base

and

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/23/dc_elites_tell_you_in_their_own_words_what_i_ve_been_telling_you_since_november_10th

Czar of Defenestration on January 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

At least this poster wasn’t trying to pass off his thoughts as theirs, per usual. They just literally linked to it.

AYNBLAND on January 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM

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