Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on January 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘It really has been sad and painfully revealing about the speaker to see him railing on like this,’ Romney said on Fox…

“‘What you’re seeing on TV as you see him flail around and attack me is what you saw in the ’90s, which led him to ultimately being reprimanded and, if you will, pushed out of the Speakership by fellow Republicans,’ Romney told Fox…

“‘I don’t know what you can say about the Speaker except he see’s that he’s not been able to connect with the people of Florida. He’s working very hard to find a message that will distinguish himself from the rest of the field, and frankly, his experience as Speaker of the House ending so badly with an ethics scandal, with him having to resign in disgrace … this is a record, I think, that is hard to square with the new leadership that America needs right now,’ Romney said.”

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“In the meeting, Gingrich said, referring the Times piece, Romney and his aides settled on a plan to ‘destroy’ the former House Speaker in Florida.

“‘And I thought to myself, what a pathetic situation to be running for the President of the United States with nothing positive to say for yourself,’ Gingrich said.

“‘And nothing available, a big idea, big vision, a big future, and all you got to do is try to tear your opponent down to where they get smaller than you are. That’s the Romney model. Now that’s not my model. My model is to talk about big solutions.’”

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“‘[Soros would] be happy with either Obama or Romney ‘cuz they are both the establishment and that’s just George Soros. The conservative movement is not going to sit back and say ‘oh yes let’s let Wall Street and Mitt Romney buy the election. So you’re going to see a real grass roots fight. It will be people power vs. Goldman Sachs and Mitt Romney.’

“Asked if Romney is waging a war on religion, Gingrich kept up the refrain he’d started earlier in the day, saying, ‘I think Gov. Romney is extraordinarily insensitive to religious freedom in America and the Obama administration is clearly engaged in a war on religion and that’s what Cardinal Dolan said.’…

“As for the path forward, he insisted he will be fine on money: ‘You think Republicans are going to sit by and let George Soros and Goldman Sachs pick the Republican nominee?’”

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“Retaliating against the Mitt Romney campaign for sending surrogates to campaign events for Newt Gingrich, a super PAC supporting the former House speaker invaded a Romney event on Monday and claimed that Romney ‘thinks he can buy and sell voters.’ Meanwhile, Gingrich campaigned in this key primary state with presidential offspring Michael Reagan by his side, part of his strategy to out-Reagan Romney, while a relaxed Romney said momentum is in his direction…

“At Romney’s first event of the day, Rick Tyler, who runs the Winning Our Future PAC backing Gingrich’s candidacy, told reporters, ‘He has a long history of buying and selling things. But I’m shocked that he thinks he can buy and sell voters … I don’t know how you debate a congenital liar.’”

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“At airport rallies in Pensacola and Fort Myers, Mr. Gingrich added a new pledge in his stump speeches, saying he would sign an executive order overturning all “anti-religious” federal policies on his first day in office.

“Mr. Gingrich, a Catholic convert, also sought to drag his main rival Mitt Romney into the controversy, saying that as governor, Mr. Romney had imposed a similar requirement on Catholic hospitals. Mr. Gingrich appeared to be referring to abortion provisions in the state health-care overhaul law passed in Massachusetts. The Catholic Church opposes abortion and the use of contraception…

“‘He has no understanding of the importance of conscience or the importance of religious liberty in this country,’ said Mr. Gingrich of Mr. Romney, who is a Mormon. ‘I will make religious liberty your right, to go with God with no government interference.’”

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“Some of his comments even seemed pointed more to a general election campaign than a primary.

“‘I understand a few of you here are on Medicare,’ [Romney] said, prompting laughter from the mostly elderly audience. ‘I hope you tell your friends who somehow fear Republicans will go after Medicare: We will never go after Medicare and Social Security.’”

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Via Mediaite.

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JonBGood on January 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM

I’d like to think they don’t have the blame Bush angle anymore but alas, too many still eat that up with a shovel.

DHChron on January 31, 2012 at 9:10 AM

No…I don’t think so. I didn’t actually see the article myself, but my son was telling me about it after he had read it. He made it sound like there was some commentary along with it, that related to the type of growth in the economy that each plan would allow for, and whether the plan was considered to be timid , aggressive, etc. But your link is more than I ever found. Thanks for trying to help with my compete lack of ability though.

lynncgb on January 31, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Clinton’s accomplishments:

1. He didn’t inhale.

2. See 1

DHChron on January 31, 2012 at 9:08 AM

better than me!

DHChron on January 31, 2012 at 9:12 AM

lynncgb on January 31, 2012 at 9:10 AM

to

Was it this?

cynccook on January 31, 2012 at 8:51 AM

lynncgb on January 31, 2012 at 9:13 AM

The smartest thing Florida voters have ever done is send this loser packin’.

@chucktodd: Charlie Crist on @dailyrundown would not rule out running as a Dem in the future. And would “consider” supporting Pres. Obama

Flora Duh on January 31, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Flora Duh on January 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM

And all that has been over for 15 years. He is the only speaker in history to be sanctioned. He was ousted from the speakership in disgrace and he lies about being a “historian”. His comments and behavior over the last few months have been extremely erratic.

No thanks. Gingrich has had some sort of life changing event that makes his past inconsequential to his behavior today.

csdeven on January 31, 2012 at 9:33 AM

lynncgb on January 31, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Look up in the headlines. That may be it.

Night Owl on January 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Helped lead the Republicans to control of the House in over 40 yrs.

Flora Duh on January 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Additionally, he led the dems to a stunning victory over his own party in the 98 midterm elections because of his toxic personality. The worst defeat for the non incumbent party in DECADES.

csdeven on January 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Helped lead the Republicans to control of the House in over 40 yrs.

Flora Duh on January 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Yes, and during his Speakership we had four balanced budgets and welfare reform. Then after he left, the Republican Congress in conjunction with a Republican President spent like drunken sailors, more worried about such things as keeping adults from online gambling then actually trying to control spending and act like conservatives. THAT is what happened after Newt left. Tom Delay, a man who had the audacity to recently criticize Newt, is one of those assclowns who completely squandered an opportunity for historic conservative reform.

You have to understand though, fans of Mittens can’t cite a SINGLE major conservative achievement of his. Heck, even he can’t. That’s why they have to resort to smearing Newt, who Rush Limbaugh said was the last person who did anything successful to cut the Federal government.

Reggie1971 on January 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Quotes of the day:
Hubris.
“…this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…”
-Barack Obama

“People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz.”

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon. And it will be American.”

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
-Newt Gingrich

“I can feel myself becoming a god.”
-Caligula

captn2fat on January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Reggie1971 on January 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Those conservative accomplishments have been linked here dozens of times over the last week alone.

But if you wanted to know, you could do it yourself with a simple Bing search. Until you do, your complaints are nothing more than ignorant rants.

csdeven on January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Reggie1971 on January 31, 2012 at 1:02 PM
Those conservative accomplishments have been linked here dozens of times over the last week alone.

But if you wanted to know, you could do it yourself with a simple Bing search. Until you do, your complaints are nothing more than ignorant rants.

csdeven on January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM

If there are so many to choose from then don’t be as lazy as the rest of the Mittens supporters and list JUST ONE.

Reggie1971 on January 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

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