Gingrich: Why should I call to congratulate some punk whose campaign says it’s trying to destroy me?

posted at 7:35 pm on February 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his, but c’mon — you know he’s itching to say it. Before this campaign is over, I want to hear it. His contempt for Romney is palpable and he’s already taken to referring to him as a “rich guy” and to the campaign as a contest of “people power versus money power.” He’s right on the brink.

He’s quite right, incidentally, about Team Mitt wanting to destroy him. A Romney staffer used that word last weekend in describing the campaign’s goals in Florida to BuzzFeed. (Newt seems to have that piece confused with this one from the Times, which laid out how Romney’s strategy to hit Gingrich relentlessly in Florida came together after South Carolina.) Funny thing, though. Newt’s making it sound like his “no concession calls” policy is something new, a reaction to the negativity in Florida. According to Romney, though, Gingrich has never once called him to concede after any of his primary victories. Go figure that Newt would be grumpy after Romney’s Super PAC totally destroyed him in Iowa with a barrage of negative ads.

Two clips for you here, one about the concession calls and the other of Gingrich in fine form laying into Romney on the stump today. Note the many memorable little rhetorical flourishes — “Obama-lite,” “little food stamp,” even “ObamneyCare” as a nod at newly-minted Mitt fan Tim Pawlenty. I hope he sticks with this line of attack for the rest of the campaign, partly because it’s effective, partly because it doesn’t leave the Democrats with much to use against Romney later, and partly because Newt’s populist pandering sounds increasingly weird lately. According to CNN, he took a shot today at media “elites” in New York who, er, “ride the subway.” Note to Newt: The only member of the elite who rides the subway regularly in NYC is Mike Bloomberg, and the only reason he does it is — ta da — because it’s a populist pander. Click the second image to watch.



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God probably treats the devil with more respect than Gingrich treats Santorum.

The Nerve on February 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Ground control to Neutron Newt….

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

What a sad little farce he’s become.

changer1701 on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Even Lindsey Graham has apologized and said they were way too hard on Gingrich when they were busy trying to ruin his Speakership.

HopeHeFails on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Gingrich: Why should I call to congratulate some punk whose campaign says it’s trying to destroy me?
posted at 7:35 pm on February 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his, but c’mon — you know he’s itching to say it

AP you’re such a tease. I was ready to reply that Newt has jumped the shark. You’re bad.

Paul-Cincy on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

A Romney staffer used that word last weekend in describing the campaign’s goals in Florida to BuzzFeed

Hey Team Romney, don’t speak to BuzzFeed(and I’m not sure you really did)… you’re going to find out they’re the biggest f’n hacks in the game now.

ninjapirate on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Serial adulterer Newt Gingrich is a classless troll. This corrupt man Newt Gingrich is totally unelectable and reminds us all more and more with every appearance why voters were right to reject his candidacy.

Mitt Romney is TEN TIMES the man this sore loser Newt Gingrich is.

Get lost, Newt! We actually want to win in November, and we aren’t interested in wasting more time with your pompous egomaniacal self!

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Gingrich: Why should I call to congratulate some punk whose campaign says it’s trying to destroy me?

Setup a Moon base and then Newk Mitt from orbit.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

This is what I feared. He has really let Romney get under his skin which is Romney’s intent. Romney’s campaign has found Gingrich’s achilles heel I’m afraid. The problem now is that he will have a very hard time staying focused and positive which will further diminish him. I hate to see this.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his,

False advertising and misleading headlines – it’s why I come to HotAir for!

The Nerve on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

sore lose and disgusting populist (barf)…

jimver on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

So did Romney call Huckabee last go round (2008) to congratulate him on his victories, or is this just a media ploy?

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Romney is itching to call Newt a “fatass”, you just know it. Come on, right?

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Here come the Mittwitts right on cue complaining that newt said Punk in 3,2,1…

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

It’s very hard to win a media war against people who have ten times more money than you do. Especially when the press doesn’t like you either.

RBMN on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Latest Gingrich ad calls Romney ‘Soros approved’

Go get’em Newt!

Kaffa on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Even Lindsey Graham has apologized and said they were way too hard on Gingrich when they were busy trying to ruin his Speakership.

HopeHeFails on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Yeah, I tried to get Ed to do a post on it because it was stunning to hear the stuff Graham said. Needless to say, no outlet has picked up and done a story on it. It definitely shines a much more positive light on Gringrich’s years in the House.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Don’t take the bait of either the media’s loaded questions or Romney’s negative ads, Newt. Deflect the narrative with your own message. Focus on a detail from your New Contract for America and expand on how it offers opportunity to all Americans.

onlineanalyst on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Newt please go away while you have even a small shred of dignity left. Santorum might have a chance with your departure.

Alferd Packer on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Nice…between the dirty GOP campaign and the recently initiated operatives on here responding to a website only reinforcing the MSM’s negative messages – I’m quite certain Obama will have an absolute win in 2012.

Great jobs guys..pat yourself on the backs!

celt on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

So has Romney said anything about Obama and Holder providing guns to mexicans to kill Americans ?

burrata on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

So did Romney call Huckabee last go round (2008) to congratulate him on his victories, or is this just a media ploy?

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Romney did not call Huckabee in 2008 to congratulate him on his primary win from what I understand.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Like I’ve said before, O is getting his second term.

But, we can use the liberal Mitt as our excuse to start a third-party in 2013.

Let’s do it! The GOP is finished.

KirknBurker on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Typical Allah BS. I am not a Newt supporter, but if Newt didn’t say that … don’t attribute it to him. It would seem Allah’s mission is to stir things up.

carl todd hand on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Latest Gingrich ad calls Romney ‘Soros approved’

Go get’em Newt!

Kaffa on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I wasn’t interested when Newt quoted Occupy Wall Street.
I wasn’t interested when Newt quoted La Raza.
And I’m not interested in what George Soros has to say.

Ronnie on February 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Newt’s Kosher ad was a bit over the top. Jumped the shark.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Richard Trumpka approves this candidate.

What a baby – this is the guy that some think has the emotional stability to lead the nation?

I can’t wait till he decides the US isn’t going to talk to Israel anymore because Netanyahu doesn’t server the right dinner orderves or something.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It would seem Allah’s mission is to stir things up.

carl todd hand on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

You new here?

Ronnie on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Romney did not call Huckabee in 2008 to congratulate him on his primary win from what I understand.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

So he wants to paint Newt as a bad guy for doing exactly what Romney did in 2008? Sounds typical.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Before this campaign is over, I want to hear it.

Don’t worry, Allah. There will be blood.

cynccook on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

C. Edmund Wright nailed it that other day at American Thinker:

While Mitt Romney may have taken a step closer to the nomination Tuesday in Florida, the scorched earth he leaves behind tells me he took a few steps further away from the White House — and what’s more, he knows it.

No man who really thinks he has a chance at occupying the Oval Office would ever find it necessary to use 99 per cent — yes, that’s right, 99 per cent — of his own massive advertising budget to tear down his chief opponent. …

And you read the figures right. Ninety nine pennies out of every ad dollar these folks spent was invested in the destruction of Newt Gingrich. With so little to brag about apparently, one penny per buck was used in a positive way. And to add insult to injury, Romney and his campaign operatives found it necessary to go around claiming that they were merely responding to Gingrich’s efforts. Puh-leeze. Mark Levin called them out on that fantasy Tuesday evening on his show. …

In other words, Mitt won Florida and New Hampshire, but he showed in both states that he is totally unprepared to take on Obama. And what’s more, he knows it. He knows he can give no one a compelling reason to vote for him and he knows he’s in trouble if he has to go off script. There’s no other way to explain the salt the fields tactics he felt pressured to resort to.

Bingo. And that goes for the Mittbots who really can’t do much more than a moonbatty search-and-destroy on the opposition. They know they’re losers.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

So it was ok for Romney to not call Huckabee, but Newt is a jerk for not calling Romney? Typical.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

We already have a whiny, petulant child in the White House, do we really want another one?

And it appears his whole campaign is unraveling.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

He’s quite right, incidentally, about Team Mitt wanting to destroy him

So what’s your point. It’s called politics. And I’m tired of Newt playing hard ball when it suits him and t-ball when someone hits back.

Donkeyhoti on February 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Even Lindsey Graham has apologized and said they were way too hard on Gingrich when they were busy trying to ruin his Speakership.

HopeHeFails on February 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Newt pretty much ruined his own speakership. Pushing to impeach a President for perjury related to an extramarital affair isn’t wise when you are having an extramarital affain.

As my daughter, a College Republican told me last weekend: Anyone who thinks U.S. voters are going to elect a fat old guy who likes to hear himself talk, resigned from Congress under a cloud, has been married three times and has more baggage than O’Hare is crazy.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

George Soros and Donald Trump called to say “Hi!”…

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

So he wants to paint Newt as a bad guy for doing exactly what Romney did in 2008? Sounds typical.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Nice to see you here, sharrukin. I’ve been berating random newbies for driving you away and they’ve had the unmitigated gall to act like I’m crazy!

cynccook on February 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Newt is betting on the Falcons in the Super Bowl!

profitsbeard on February 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Hey, Newt, here is a talking point to demonstrate how much the Dems have destroyed the economy. Harry Reid doesn’t believe in making budgets. http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/208593-reid-this-years-budget-is-done

onlineanalyst on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM


Romney did not call Huckabee in 2008 to congratulate him on his primary win from what I understand.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

So he wants to paint Newt as a bad guy for doing exactly what Romney did in 2008? Sounds typical.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

hey someone should find this out and make a thread about it.

Did Mitt call Huck?

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m thinking we won’t be seeing Newt the sequel to this painting anytime soon.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/controversial-artist-depicts-obama-trampling-the-constitution/

CBS getting all pissy about this image/painting of Obama stepping on the Constitution with the other Presidents (mostly) looking on in dismay..

You should Google some of his other stuff. Jon McNaughton.

PappyD61 on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

You Mitt-wits need to back off. Romney has been one nasty SOB trying to diminish what Newt accomplished while he was Speaker of the House. Newt takes a lot of pride in his accomplishments there-as he should-and Romney really is only trying to twist the knife in Newt. I cannot stand Romney’s style of politics. If he wins the presidency, he will not have done it honorably IMO.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I didn’t get a chance to check the closing market prices. Can anyone tell me what Newt’s dignity is selling for?

Something tells me the price is way, way off.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

hey someone should find this out and make a thread about it.

Did Mitt call Huck?

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

My mouse was acting up again. Sorry

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Typical Allah BS. I am not a Newt supporter, but if Newt didn’t say that … don’t attribute it to him. It would seem Allah’s mission is to stir things up.

carl todd hand on February 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

He admitted that he was paraphrasing for effect. It’s a little thing called “Writer’s Embellishment™.” Ed and Allah are paid spokesmen for the product.

cynccook on February 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Did Mitt call Huck?

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Eric Erickson, who was very close to Huckabee’s campaign in 2008, said on Neal Boortz’ radio show the other day that Romney did not call Huckabee to congratulate him in 2008.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

So it was ok for Romney to not call Huckabee, but Newt is a jerk for not calling Romney? Typical.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Ofcourse Newt is a jerk, he is fat and his wife has funny hair and he has been married 3 times .
Have you seen Romney ? He is soooooooo good looking, handsome, has a hot wife and still has the same wife.
Romney will win 2012 nomination for the above reasons alone .

burrata on February 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

You Mitt-wits need to back off. Romney has been one nasty SOB trying to diminish what Newt accomplished while he was Speaker of the House. Newt takes a lot of pride in his accomplishments there-as he should-and Romney really is only trying to twist the knife in Newt. I cannot stand Romney’s style of politics. If he wins the presidency, he will not have done it honorably IMO.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I can feel your passion.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Reprehensible, dishonest, shameful

Hahahahaha!! The only politician in the race with a long, long, long history of adultery, corruption, lying, progressive behavior, and extremely erratic behavior has the hubris to use those words toward another person.

As other despicable personalities from history have done, Neutron Newt believes that the bigger the lie he tells, the more the uneducated are to believe it. They just cannot imagine anyone telling lies that egregious.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

but, but, but, Newt gets the coveted half endorsement from SARAH PALIN as a “reformer”.

PappyD61 on February 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Did Mitt call Huck?

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Eric Erickson, who was very close to Huckabee’s campaign in 2008, said on Neal Boortz’ radio show the other day that Romney did not call Huckabee to congratulate him in 2008.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Ok its official. You made a great catch. Mitt didn’t call Huck and now Mitt whines about not getting called by Newt. That’s slimy.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Nice to see you here, sharrukin. I’ve been berating random newbies for driving you away and they’ve had the unmitigated gall to act like I’m crazy!

cynccook on February 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Unfortunately its not just the newbies. The GOP is unravelling and people are taking sides and defending people they held in contempt just a few months ago. Hopefully the Democrats will be in worse shape than the Republicans come election day.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

It definitely shines a much more positive light on Gringrich’s years in the House.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Needless to say, no outlet has picked up and done a story on it.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

+100

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Newt Gingrich has revealed himself to be nothing but a desperate, power-hungry, angry, lying, petulant, petty windbag with zero class whatsoever.

Newt Gingrich jumps from pathetic attack to attack trying to hurt the vastly superior Romney, but Newt continues to lose more and more voter support. Newt calls for election rule changes after he loses, and he doesn’t even have the decency to give a congratulatory phone call. At least Rick Santorum has shown some class.

Voters don’t want a bloated unelectable loser like Newt Gingrich!

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Winning by bearing false witness hardly defines strong character. Aside from a strong marriage, which is honorable, what other positive character traits does Romney even have?

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

So what’s your point. It’s called politics. And I’m tired of Newt playing hard ball when it suits him and t-ball when someone hits back.

Donkeyhoti on February 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yeah, right. From that same AT piece I quoted:

Consider that back in November and December as Newt was surging up in the polls, he had not run a single negative ad nor had he so much as fired a shot across the bow of any of the other Republican candidates. In fact, he was the lead defender of Herman Cain as Cain’s media persecution started. And as everyone knows, Newt was the one in all of the debates who made a point of mentioning that the problem was Obama and that any of the Republicans running would be far superior to the current occupant of the Oval Office. Check the tape if you have forgotten this.

This was what the base voter was craving and thus it was so successful that Newt threatened to run away from the field before Iowa. Panicked, the entire field turned negative on Newt, led by Romney and Paul’s campaigns and PACs — and almost half of every ad dollar in Iowa was a missile fired directly at Newt. It worked for Iowa and carried over to tiny New Hampshire.

Ya know, when the media really starting whacking Romney around like a ping-pong ball we’re just going to sit back and say, “well, it’s politics”.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Newt’s self destruction is going on before our eyes. it is mildly hypnotic, like a lava lamp or a fire consuming a wooden log.

It is also fun, like watching the bad guy get it at the end of the movie.

How long before the Tea Party starts to distance themselves from Gingrich?

Gingrich can only demonize “the rich” for so long before it backfires within the Tea Party right?

ConservativeLaw on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

At this point Freddie Mac Moondaddy Newt needs to just drop out and let Santorum have a go with Romney – at least either way we’ll get a candidate with some sort of class and emotional stability.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Romney makes me sick.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

It definitely shines a much more positive light on Gringrich’s years in the House.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

We want a thread. Let’s all ask AllahEdTinaJazz politely for a thread. If that does not work we can try plan B.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Romney makes me sick.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

below his surface exterior is a scary person. i don;t know what he truly believes.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Typical Allah BS. I am not a Newt supporter, but if Newt didn’t say that … don’t attribute it to him.

I didn’t. Literally the very first words of the post are an admission that he didn’t say that. But like I said, his contempt for Romney is obvious.

Allahpundit on February 3, 2012 at 7:57 PM

You Mitt-wits need to back off. Romney has been one nasty SOB trying to diminish what Newt accomplished while he was Speaker of the House. Newt takes a lot of pride in his accomplishments there-as he should-and Romney really is only trying to twist the knife in Newt. I cannot stand Romney’s style of politics. If he wins the presidency, he will not have done it honorably IMO.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Romney won’t win. This is the only way he CAN win, and he won’t be able to carpet bomb the country with anti-Obama ads. The media won’t let him get away with it.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

How long before the Tea Party starts to distance themselves from Gingrich?

ConservativeLaw on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Only when they can get over their Romney hate.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

It’s very hard to win a media war against people who have ten times more money than you do. Especially when the press doesn’t like you either.

RBMN on February 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

“…when the press doesn’t like you either AND your brain misfires constantly and you have no control over your mouth and you go through wives like a bowl of M&M’s, etc., etc.

But, Newt can probably run for President of the Moon in the near future. The fact that sound doesn’t carry there due to the lack of an atmosphere should greatly help Newt – no sound, no oral tsunamis.

Horace on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Newt will not call after Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington, on and on.

galtani on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Newt Gingrich personifies the conservative ideology:

nice_poltergeist on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Newt used conservative ideology only when he thinks it will benefit him.

Name any conservative initiatives Newt strongly supported during the period from 1999 (when he resigned from Congress) until he decided to run for President (2010). I can name lots of liberal initiatives: global warming, cap and trade, comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty), RomneyCare, ObamaCare, individual mandate, Medicare D,Dede Scuzzafava, etc., etc., etc.

Seriously, can anyone name any conservative initiative Newt supported from 1999 to 2009?

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Poor Newt. Just what has he been trying to do to Romney?

CW on February 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Romney won’t win. This is the only way he CAN win, and he won’t be able to carpet bomb the country with anti-Obama ads. The media won’t let him get away with it.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Seems like he will try to slurp up the lib vote and we will get shoe horned into voting for him. Not sure what to do.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I sure won’t be defending Romney if he’s the candidate in the general. I hope he gets tenfold the negative back from what he’s given.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

As other despicable personalities from history have done, Neutron Newt believes that the bigger the lie he tells, the more the uneducated are to believe it. They just cannot imagine anyone telling lies that egregious.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I agree. Newt (and Palin, for that matter) do target and attract morons. Judging from some of the comments here written by Palin (and Newt) supporters, it’s clear many of these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. Thankfully, the responsible, smart Republican voters are vastly outnumbering the Newt-supporting idiots.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Why do I feel like I’ve sat through this movie before?

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I see Lindsey Graham in the opening credits…as I’m scrolling down here to agree with you…I see Blue Gill listed in “Wardrobe” with brand new knee-pads, for Mittens…and the usual supporting cast starting to show up…yeah…time to check out the concessions!

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Newt Gingrich is a classless troll.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Pot calling kettle, pot calling kettle, kettle your black, over.

Sultanofsham on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Poor Newt. Just what has he been trying to do to Romney?

CW on February 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

He’s just been giving Romney some of his own patented slime medicine.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

“Punk” is my word, of course, not his,

Really, AP? Really? There isn’t enough negativity in the campaign already without the media putting inflammatory words in the candidates mouths?

The media is supposed to report the story, not become the story.

talkingpoints on February 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Romney makes me sick.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Romney called and congratulated Newt when Newt won SC after spending 10 days demonizing Romney. Romney is more of a stand up guy than Newt – who think that anybody who doesn’t support him is the enemy.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Newt’s self destruction is going on before our eyes. it is mildly hypnotic, like a lava lamp or a fire consuming a wooden log.

It is also fun, like watching the bad guy get it at the end of the movie.

How long before the Tea Party starts to distance themselves from Gingrich?

Gingrich can only demonize “the rich” for so long before it backfires within the Tea Party right?

ConservativeLaw on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Wow.
Funny.. I don’t see any self destructing at all. I do see, however, an agenda of a scorched earth policy going on against Newt from the Team Father ObamaCare himself, Mitt Romney.

Mitt has no conservative record at all. He’s a lib. A RINO. but he does have a tan and nice hair. For some, I guess, that’s all it takes.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Horace on February 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

heh. The moon base will give Newt a chance to perform docking maneuvers away from the wifey.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

How’s the new knee pads?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Thankfully, the responsible, smart Republican voters are vastly outnumbering the Newt-supporting idiots.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Really? It seems the NotRomney “morons” still outnumber you Mittler Youth.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Ofcourse Newt is a jerk, he is fat and his wife has funny hair and he has been married 3 times .
Have you seen Romney ? He is soooooooo good looking, handsome, has a hot wife and still has the same wife.
Romney will win 2012 nomination for the above reasons alone .

burrata on February 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

What are you, 12? Egad, you sound like a Twilight fan.

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

1punchWill

“Moondaddy?” Hey, I like that. Can I use it to stir the water in the barrel so the fish move around? Makes shooting into it more challenging.

Takes me back to the wonderful days of yore when “Moses Perry” and “Giddy-up!” used to have the fish practically jumping in the air on occasion. Sigh.

Horace on February 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Newt Gingrich jumps from pathetic attack to attack trying to hurt the vastly superior Romney

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Newt Gingrich is one, big walking joke at this point. The man is starting to really bore me.

Now the clown show continues with the Donald Trump endorsement. Thank goodness Romney isn’t being tainted by this idiocy.

bluegill on February 1, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

If he wins the presidency, he will not have done it honorably IMO.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

None ever do. Remember what dubya did to McCain with the illegitimate child hoo haw? They are playing for all the marbles,..the perks, the fawning, Air Force One, Camp David, use of the IRS as apunitive tool, the sycophants crowding around, the millions to be harvested post-presidency in speaking fees. This is all about becoming one of the most powerful men in th world and they will all do anything to get there.

a capella on February 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I agree. Newt (and Palin, for that matter) do target and attract morons. Judging from some of the comments here written by Palin (and Newt) supporters, it’s clear many of these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. Thankfully, the responsible, smart Republican voters are vastly outnumbering the Newt-supporting idiots.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

O_o

Well then…you really know how to make friends.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I might have voted for Mitt if I had no other choice, but after Florida , I could never bring myself to do it.

ShadowsPawn on February 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I sure won’t be defending Romney if he’s the candidate in the general. I hope he gets tenfold the negative back from what he’s given.

Rose on February 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

So many people are turned-off by Romney that they may reluctantly pull the lever for him because there is nobody else, but they will not donate or volunteer for him. Didn’t Allah or Ed have a post the other day that Romney’s campaign is relying on the money of only a few very wealthy Wall Street donors? If it wasn’t posted on HotAir it was in the Washington Post or something. There is no grassroots support for the guy.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

no outlet has picked up and done a story on it. It definitely shines a much more positive light on Gringrich’s years in the House.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The conservative media did anything possible to destroy Newt as soon as he started rising in the polls and threatining thier annointed one for 2012, Mitt sent his attack men to do his job and when Newt who is low an cash tries to defend himself the fun began as an angry man.
Mitt’s adminstration if elected will be crippled by back stabbing b/c he is the root of all nastiness.

evergreenland on February 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Newt’s self destruction is going on before our eyes. it is mildly hypnotic, like a lava lamp or a fire consuming a wooden log.

It is also fun, like watching the bad guy get it at the end of the movie.

How long before the Tea Party starts to distance themselves from Gingrich?

Gingrich can only demonize “the rich” for so long before it backfires within the Tea Party right?

ConservativeLaw on February 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Wow.
Funny.. I don’t see any self destructing at all. I do see, however, an agenda of a scorched earth policy going on against Newt from the Team Father ObamaCare himself, Mitt Romney.

Mitt has no conservative record at all. He’s a lib. A RINO. but he does have a tan and nice hair. For some, I guess, that’s all it takes.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

True. The one who’s self-destructing is Romney, but the Mittbots are just too dang smart to realize it.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Romney didn’t call Huckabee in 2008 either. Huckabee said so a few days ago on Fox.

I like the ‘niceties’ when they really hate their guts, for the country. Alas, the land is in Rome and not much matters any more. Full steam ahead!

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Mittler Youth?

hehehehehehehehehehehe

I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Consider that back in November and December as Newt was surging up in the polls, he had not run a single negative ad nor had he so much as fired a shot across the bow of any of the other Republican candidates. In fact, he was the lead defender of Herman Cain as Cain’s media persecution started. And as everyone knows, Newt was the one in all of the debates who made a point of mentioning that the problem was Obama and that any of the Republicans running would be far superior to the current occupant of the Oval Office. Check the tape if you have forgotten this.

This was what the base voter was craving and thus it was so successful that Newt threatened to run away from the field before Iowa. Panicked, the entire field turned negative on Newt, led by Romney and Paul’s campaigns and PACs — and almost half of every ad dollar in Iowa was a missile fired directly at Newt. It worked for Iowa and carried over to tiny New Hampshire.

That is SO SPOT ON! Newt did follow Reagan’s “11th commandment” up until Romney and Paul started using heavy handed, negative ads on him. Let everyone sit up and notice: NEGATIVE ADS DO WORK even if they shouldn’t.
And WHO IS MITT ROMNEY? I mean WHAT ARE HIS POLICIES going to be if he is POTUS? All he’s done is mouth either pablum platitudes or attacked Newt, going so far as to drop the “Mr. Speaker” for “Mr. Gingrich.
Mitt Romney isn’t Obamalite; I suspect he’d be a better POTUS than Obama because I believe Mitt does LOVE the USA, but other than that I have no idea of what Mitt stands for.

realwest on February 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Seriously, can anyone name any conservative initiative Newt supported from 1999 to 2009?

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Cab you name one that Romney EVER supported?

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

If ANYONE is “OBama-Lite” its Gingrich, not Romney. Gingrich is the one who thinks its fine to IGNORE THE RULE OF LAW in regard to existing federal immigration law, and grant preferential treatment to SOME, and making exception to the law for OTHERS, and of course its all about picking winners and losers. The problem with that is that this is a nation of law and those laws must be enforced equitably, without preference or prejudice. That EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW is one of the primary pillars of our democracy. We already have a President who chooses to ignore any law with which he personally disagrees, we don’t need another. We also already have a thin skinned narcissist in the White House whose addicted to luxurious vacations and throwing lavish parties, we don’t need another. I’ll give Obama this much, as least he’s managed to stay married to his first wife, which is far more than we can say about Gingrich.

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I agree. Newt (and Palin, for that matter) do target and attract morons. Judging from some of the comments here written by Palin (and Newt) supporters, it’s clear many of these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. Thankfully, the responsible, smart Republican voters are vastly outnumbering the Newt-supporting idiots.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I will have you know I have a 145 IQ, two Bachelor’s degrees, and make a living fixing computers. You’re the one who could only find work volunteering in some netbook-laden boiler room in Massachusetts.

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Really? It seems the NotRomney “morons” still outnumber you Mittler Youth.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Okay, somebody’s playing the Nazi card.

Playing it in a rather funny manner still does not make it any more right.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Really, AP? Really? There isn’t enough negativity in the campaign already without the media putting inflammatory words in the candidates mouths?

“The media”? Once again: I didn’t put words in his mouth. I explicitly said, in the opening words of the post, that that was my word, not his. Usually I’m happy to play along with the standard fake-outrage games, but if there’s nothing ambiguous about who said what, what exactly are we getting outraged about?

Allahpundit on February 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I agree. Newt (and Palin, for that matter) do target and attract morons. Judging from some of the comments here written by Palin (and Newt) supporters, it’s clear many of these people aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. Thankfully, the responsible, smart Republican voters are vastly outnumbering the Newt-supporting idiots.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Please no Lewinksi’s for Mitt in the PG section.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

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