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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Horace

It really was my mouse that time. And then I got a virus in my keyboard. Dang did it again.

Now about my passing affiliation with the SS, that was a Hollow-ween costume. That’s my story and I am sticking with it.

Heil Mitler. Don’t shoot me.

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Gingrich waging a desperation campaign.

Nah. Gingrich knows he’s not going to be the nominee. He’s known it ever since Iowa.

Newt refuses to call Romney and congratulate him on his wins. Reagan would never act like such a thug.

As others have pointed out, Romney was a similar “thug” in 2008.

He’s in it to build up his brand, sell books, and bolster his all encompassing ego. The voters are starting to get wise to him.

NickDeringer on February 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

So what’s Romney in it for? Altruism? The guy’d cut off his right arm to be elected.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Mitt Romney. Sweet Jesus we’re going with Mitt Romney.

Mitt. Romney.

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

gimme anything but mittens. I want the really smart baby from Look Who’s Talking – six month old Bruce Willis.

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Sayyyy, Bruce Willis—isn’t he a Republican?

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

So what’s Romney in it for? Altruism? The guy’d cut off his right arm to be elected.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Maybe not the right, he needs it to salute his Mittler Youth.

Man, this thread is fun.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

So why did Newt not call Santorum when his child was sick last weekend like Paul & Romney? Was he punishing Santorum for not doing Newt’s bidding … and he wonders why his negatives are high.

I will smile a big smile when Newt is forced to admit defeat.

jonkk on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

So it doesn’t matter that Romney doesn’t have one conservative bone in his body as long as he has an R after his name? In that case why not have Hillary Clinton run under the R party banner?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Seriously? You just compared Mitt Romney to Frau Pantsuit?

Look out for the dorsal fin on the way down.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Mitt managed not to cheat on his wife a handful of times while preaching about the “moral bankruptcy” of the democrat party – thus destroying the GOP brand for a decade or so.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM

It is fine to not like Gingrich or to say he is not a conservative, but to suggest Romney is a conservative is just delusional. He is NOT a conservative. There is absolutely nothing conservative about Romneycare or anything Romeny did while in Massachusetts.

Seriously, Gingrich has done more for the conservative movement in one year than Romney has done in his entire career. He can be faithful to his wife until his death and it still won’t make him a conservative. Romney is Obamalite.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

What a bunch of baloney. Sorry, but Romney has run the best campaign this cycle, and it hasn’t even been close.
While others have self-destructed and floundered, Romney has remained consistent and strong. Voters recognize this.
We know that Romney is the man to beat Obama, and that is why is he winning. We will never throw away the election by nominating corrupt scum like Newt Gingrich.
bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I don’t give a rat’s tush whether any given candidate has run the BEST campaign so far.
Do you reject the idea that Romney would the choice of George Soros in the current Republican field?

listens2glenn on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Its just not the same when you are looking for links and factual evidence to prove that you are not in fact a sleazebag. There has to be something of substance to discuss and that has been thin on the ground these past weeks.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Well then, just show up for QOTD; we mainly just share music links and other educational stuff. :-)

cynccook on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

probs…you never hear Bruce running at the mouth with liberal platitudes. He must like keeping his money.

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

We will see about that.

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Don’t do it. I’m telling you, there wasn’t enough left of that guy to fill a drinking glass after the attempt.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Produced Made money producing documentaries such as:

Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny

Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God In America II: Our Heritage

His company Gingrich Productions is partners with Citizens United

As I said before, Newt espouses conservative ideals when it benefits him personally and financially.

Newt still had influence in Congress. He could have worked for passage of the “Contract with America” since the GOP controlled the Presidency and both houses of congress. That would have been far more impressive than all the things you cited.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Does this pass your “conservative cause” litmus test?

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I have “Rediscovering God in America” by Newt right here on my desk. It’s a great little book.

If you want to support the most conservative candidate, back Santorum. Doesn’t bother you at all when we discuss initiatives Newt supported in the 10 years between the time he left Congress and when he decided to run for President we can name a dozen liberal issues like global warming and comprehensive immigration reform that he supported but no one can come up with any conservative issues he supported?

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Are you reading the comments or just writing them? Go up and look at what I already posted.

Rick Santorum is a nice guy. He was my Senator. I’m very familiar with Rick. Called his office many many times when I was a Rep. committee person. Always got back detailed responses. Went to hear him speak over at a college near here and got to meet him. Nice guy. He’s also a big government loyal GOPer by the way. He supported Arlen Spector over Pat Toomey during an important primary. He defended SOPA during one of the debates. He’s conservative on social issues, but he’s a big government Republican. I’m not supporting him because he doesn’t have a chance.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Romney empowered state troopers to check immigration status and turn illegals over while Newt was schilling for amnesty (which he continues to do).

Dunk.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

In December 2006. Before….trying to get the GOP nomination!!!! And guess who one of McCain’s amnesty supporters was in 2005? You guessed it…the ol’ Flip-Flopper himself.

Dunk.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Funny thing is that Bishop tries to catch fish whereas Horace just shoots them. Of course you could get lead poisoning with the latter method if you go survivalist and choose to live off your prey.

I wouldn’t mess with either of them predatory rascals.

*swims away slowly*

SparkPlug on February 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Seriously? You just compared Mitt Romney to Frau Pantsuit?

Look out for the dorsal fin on the way down.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Why not, if winning is the name of the game?

And it looks to me as if Romney is also married to a Frau Pantsuit.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Seriously? You just compared Mitt Romney to Frau Pantsuit?

Look out for the dorsal fin on the way down.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

So tell me what is the difference?

Hillarycare—->Romneycare—–>Obamacare

Romney is a big government liberal minimal difference between him and Obama.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Horace on February 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

A millionaire friend ones said “It’s incredibly easy to smell the roses when one is rich”.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Damn, we are in a tight spot. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, or Rick Santorum… and unemployment has dropped .7% in the last two months. This can’t be happening…

Lawdawg86 on February 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

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

Just logging on this evening. I’ve read a couple of other sites that mentioned these personal attacks etc. The words that came to my mind was vindictive and vengeful. Not good character traits.

Especially when there was no need for it.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Romney on immigration:

Romney was quick to attack Perry on immigration issues but as governor, he endorsed Senator McCain’s amnesty legislation. He also rails against Sanctuary cities that openly flout federal immigration law. Yet, while governor, he continued to grant state aid to four “sanctuary cities” in Massachusetts with no effort made to restrict this assistance. And Romney boasted in one debate he had ordered state troopers to enforce federal immigration law. However, it turns out this never occurred. He issued that order only a few days before the end of his term and the program was never carried out.

By this time, Romney knew he was running for president and was probably advised by his campaign consultant to “do something conservative on immigration before you leave office.” You can be sure that this mythical State Trooper program will soon appear in campaign ads to illustrate how tough Romney was on immigration. Like almost everything about Romney, it’s phony. Romney also claims to have opposed the granting of “driver’s licenses for illegals” but that issue never came to his desk and there is no record of him even fighting this issue while governor.

And:

In contrast, Romney waited until 18 days before leaving office to secure federal permission for state troopers to arrest illegal aliens. Actually, this program never commenced. As promised, Romney’s Democratic successor, Governor Deval Patrick, scrapped it before troopers began relevant training.

Romney’s immigration record was ho-hum long before this 11th-hour initiative. Beyond opposing drivers’ licenses and in-state college tuition for illegals, Romney’s failures helped keep Massachusetts attractive to them.

INC on February 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I don’t give a rat’s tush whether any given candidate has run the BEST campaign so far.
Do you reject the idea that Romney would the choice of George Soros in the current Republican field?

listens2glenn on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I don’t really give a “rat’s tush” what George Soros has to say about anything.

So called conservatives now quoting the words of George Soros as gospel? Pathetic.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 8:55 PM

mittens are great for so many things! Hiking, skiing, keeping your digits cozy, dividing hands into two impractical appendages, and trading to Norwegians for heroin!

they’re just not good for being president

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Do you reject the idea that Romney would the choice of George Soros in the current Republican field?

listens2glenn on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Personally, I don’t believe anything Soros says.

I believe the Dems actually prefer Gingrich because they view him as the easiest to defeat. Newt is like a time bomb. You don’t know when he is going to implode. You know he will; you just don’t know when. The Gallup poll published earlier this week shows Gingrich doing the worst of any Republican head-to-head against Obama (-14). Paul and Santorum are -7 and Romney is running even.

Exit polls in Florida showed Newt had little support from women, particularly married women (surprise). He does very poorly with younger people and even lost the Hispanic vote in Florida after all the Hispandering.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Mike Castle could draw in those mighty independents, let’s draft him.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Mike Castle could draw in those mighty independents, let’s draft him.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Oh, I know—let’s see if we can draft that Rent Is Too Damn High guy!

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Maybe not the right, he needs it to salute his Mittler Youth.

Man, this thread is fun.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Um, did you read the part that stated he’s well-regarded and not a self-promoter?

Well, yeah. Why didn’t you quote it for us, instead of that totally irrelevent couple of paragraphs? Here, I’ll help you:

A former Liberty University debate coach, O’Donnell worked for John McCain’s 2008 campaign and was a senior aide to Bachmann up until her withdrawal from the campaign last month. He’s well-regarded in the Republican operative world and is not generally known as a self-promoter.

That O’Donnell is well-regarded and not known as a self-promoter is an unsourced opinion from the Politico reporter. It means nothing.

Here is more interesting quotation:

when the New York Times posted a Sunday story online detailing how Romney’s campaign targeted Newt Gingrich in Florida that again mentioned O’Donnell’s role with the debates, chief Romney strategist Stuart Stevens called O’Donnell. Stevens asked the adviser to contact Jim Rutenberg, one of the Times reporters who wrote the piece, and request that the reporter change the depiction of O’Donnell’s role in what would become a front-page article, according to Republican sources.

Why would Stevens call O’Donnell to have O’Donnell call the Times reporter, if Team Romney didn’t know O’Donnell was the (a) source for the article? Correct answer: he wouldn’t have.

This is a nice quotation, too:

Stevens would only say: “I have a great deal of respect for Brett and would welcome the opportunity to work together again down on the road.”

That’s campaign speak for “good riddance”.

Mr. Arkadin on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

It boggles the freaking mind. Oh wait.. Newt sat on a couch so that equals Romney being a lib/RINO Progressive.

Yeah.. lets just throw away our brains, snort this white RINO powder stuff, stare at Mitt’s hair, click your heels and keep repeating “Romney is a right winger. Romney is a right winger.”

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

And while Newt sat on the couch with Pelosi who was it giving Romney back rub/massage (to put it mildly since Romney was the one bending over in the all the pictures), with a big grin, as Romney was signing RomneyCare into law? I bet without vaselin, too… Strange how liberal minds have this selective memory mode, no doubt drilled into them by the Marxist media.

As already pointed out, I’d simply LOVE to hear Coulter, Rubio, Rove and the rest of the morons in the Republican Establishment to point out one, JUST ONE, conservative thing that Romney ever accomplished. How this mass dementia is taking place is truly mind blowing. When my family left USSR we never in our wildest dreams thought this liberal/progressive crap, and on such massive scale, could take place in USA. Marx is smiling, indeed, in his grave.

riddick on February 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

However, as a Romney supporter, I’m happy to see the Newt people make such stupid decisions.

bluegill on February 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

From you statements and your pick of a candidate…

… it is obvious that you wouldn’t know a right decision if it was sitting on your face.

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

How little some of you understand conservatives or conservatism.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

As I said before, Newt espouses conservative ideals when it benefits him personally and financially.

Newt still had influence in Congress. He could have worked for passage of the “Contract with America” since the GOP controlled the Presidency and both houses of congress. That would have been far more impressive than all the things you cited.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Interesting the way you moved the goalpost. What, you’re against capitalism?

I notice you didn’t mention his serving on the Defense Policy Board with GWB. And perhaps you missed what Senator Graham said about the “Contract with America” – it worked.

But here, maybe this will satisfy you.

Newt Gingrich Testifies Against Al Gore/Cap & Trade, Rips Gore’s Global Warming ‘Facts’ To Pieces

I bet you didn’t know that did you? But then again, maybe you did.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

mittler youth

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

After seeing the alphabet medias’ reporting of todays unemployment numbers, I think it’s all probably a lost cause WHOEVER we nominate and vote for in the General. It’s one thing to have to overcome a sitting “president” and his “party”, but to have to also overcome a complicit “media” is probably asking a little much. My prediction: We lose the Presidency, we lose the House, and the D’s retain the Senate.
Thank you, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, and all of you numbnuts who think Romney is a viable candidate and that the “media” really wants to be your friend. I read somewhere that upwards to 95% of all the Chairs of journalism schools in the country contribute to the DNC. That’s all one needs to know when dealing with ABC,NBC,CBS,PBS; etc. Oh, well…it’s probably not worth getting angry over. I’ll bet you 10K that it ain’t!

mooseygoosey on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

And it looks to me as if Romney is also married to a Frau Pantsuit.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

And a Stepford wife with hair that could go through a car wash and come out the exact same is better? That helmet hair would still be in place after a Cat 5 hurricane.

TxAnn56 on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

From you statements and your pick of a candidate…

… it is obvious that you wouldn’t know a right decision if it was sitting on your face.

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

They just slide food under the door and let type from prepared scripts…

riddick on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Has anyone heard of Ron Paul & Romney forming an alliance? Levin mentioned a Washington Post article(I know) and Newsmax picked it up.

An excerpt: Romney’s aides are “quietly in touch with Ron Paul,” according to a Republican adviser who is in contact with the Romney campaign and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss its internal thinking.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/for-paul-and-romney-a-strategic-alliance-between-outsider-and-establishment/2012/01/20/gIQAf8foiQ_story.html

Whether this is speculation or there is more to it, I have no idea.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Romney is easily to the right of Newt.

itsnotaboutme on February 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Axelrod will easily put Obama to the right of Romney, just because he can.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So Romney and/or his campaign staff are whining and bitching because Newt didn’t call to congratulate him on the Florida sandbagging? Figures.

Scriptor on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Alvin Greene, that dude is probably available. He is flat-out crazy and still got a big chunk of votes, let’s draft him.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

In December 2006. Before….trying to get the GOP nomination!!!! And guess who one of McCain’s amnesty supporters was in 2005? You guessed it…the ol’ Flip-Flopper himself.

Dunk.

ddrintn on February 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Wrong, Romney didn’t support it.

Romney vetoed cap n’ trade legislation – Newt sat on the couch with Nancy demanding we embrace it, tried to advocate “green conservatism”, and wrote a book called “contract with the earth”.

Dunk.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

We cannot “see the conservative things Romney has done” because he is peculiarly inept at espousing conservativism.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Maybe not the right, he needs it to salute his Mittler Youth.
Man, this thread is fun.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Heh.

(pot stirrer)!

Tim_CA on February 3, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Oh, I know—let’s see if we can draft that Rent Is Too Damn High guy!

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 8:59 PM

The Rent is too damn high guy is running in the GOP primary

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Has anyone heard of Ron Paul & Romney forming an alliance? Levin mentioned a Washington Post article(I know) and Newsmax picked it up.
bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Would be a smart move by Romney. He goes Rand for VP and he taps into Ron’s grassroots enthusiasm and network of guerilla support.

I’d be ticked if he chose Ron, but I’d be happy with Rand.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Willard is toast in November.

wraithby on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

You Mittbots are pathetic. Saying you’re guy is better than Newt is NOT a winning argument. Why NOT tell us some of the CONSERVATIVE things Mittens has accomplished?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Every person in America will “own the business” and not a single one will merely “have a job” or “have a better job,” says Newt. How does that work?

kunegetikos on February 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Can you blame Newt for lashing out at Romney? This all started in Iowa where once again, Romney went scorched earth on his GOP opponent. What really makes this tough is that we ALL know Romney will NEVER take this same approach to Obama or the Democrats.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

From you statements and your pick of a candidate…

… it is obvious that you wouldn’t know a right decision if it was sitting on your face.

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Now you did it, I’m singing that Monty Python song…

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Has anyone heard of Ron Paul & Romney forming an alliance? Levin mentioned a Washington Post article(I know) and Newsmax picked it up.

??? What an image — thousands of Paulistas turning as one to vote for… Mitt Romney? The imagination boggles.

Scriptor on February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Has anyone heard of Ron Paul & Romney forming an alliance? Levin mentioned a Washington Post article(I know) and Newsmax picked it up.
bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Levin intimated that the Romney’s and Paul’s are old friends and that Paul was now in it for a speaking position at the convention at this point with no expectations of the nomination.

Tim_CA on February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Romney vetoed cap n’ trade legislation – Newt sat on the couch with Nancy demanding we embrace it, tried to advocate “green conservatism”, and wrote a book called “contract with the earth”.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

cap n’ trade legislation

I support it on a global basis.

Mr. Romney joined activists outside an aging, coal-fired plant in 2003 to show his commitment to the emissions caps. “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people,” he said.

On Dec. 7, 2005, the Romney administration unveiled the final orders. “These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment,” then-Gov. Romney said in a press release touting Massachusetts as “the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits on power plants.

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Why would Stevens call O’Donnell to have O’Donnell call the Times reporter, if Team Romney didn’t know O’Donnell was the (a) source for the article? Correct answer: he wouldn’t have.

Mr. Arkadin on February 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Alternate reason: Stevens thought it would be better coming from O’Donnell. It wouldn’t be hard for the NYT to know who the debate coach was. They probably already knew.

Romney changed his debate tactics. That helped him. Why wouldn’t the NYT mention the O’Donnell? IMO he was a big part of the story.

However it played out, O’Donnell was an important key. If someone who just played a vital part annoyed the campaign, I’d think you’d try to reel him before you’d get rid of him.

If you or the Romney campaign think O’Donnell didn’t help that much or make a difference, then there would be no reason to keep him on. I just have a different opinion.

INC on February 3, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I’m a big supporter of Romney but I think the caption is disgusting. If Newt did not call Romney a punk, it is wrong to suggest he did. This reminds me of the type of caption used by Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit. Hoft is on our side, but he is dumb. What is AP’s excuse?

If the people who run this site aren’t going to be honest, fair and decent, then it may as well be turned over to angryed, a stoner and idesign.

Basilsbest on February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

This guy loves his mittens

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

You Mittbots are pathetic. Saying you’re guy is better than Newt is NOT a winning argument. Why NOT tell us some of the CONSERVATIVE things Mittens has accomplished?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Raquel, the Romney supporter could care less that Romney is a liberal or that liberal, moderate type Republicans get crushed in elections a true conservative would win. They just don’t get it and yet, these people will be the first to complain about the state of the nation not admitting that their ignorance helped lead to a radical like Obama being elected and yes…re-elected.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM

sounds like a fair comparison. they both pushed for socialized healthcare…

chasdal on February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Can you blame Newt for lashing out at Romney? This all started in Iowa where once again, Romney went scorched earth on his GOP opponent. What really makes this tough is that we ALL know Romney will NEVER take this same approach to Obama or the Democrats.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Romney uses a media against Gingrich that he won’t be able to use against 0bama in the fall. He has a RINO record in MA. Gingrich may be erratic, but he is brilliant. He’s a real live intellectual, everything 0bama plays at being and fails. Put them up against one another in a debate, and the contrast would be remarkable.

Sekhmet on February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Newt will leave politics the way he started. As HW Bush said, “he is a rhetorical bombthrower.” Time for the this man to go home…

Nozzle on February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Ballsac Newt…suckit!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Newt Gingrich Testifies Against Al Gore/Cap & Trade, Rips Gore’s Global Warming ‘Facts’ To Pieces

I bet you didn’t know that did you? But then again, maybe you did.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Thanks for proving my point Flor Duh -

Newt’s appearance before Congress was on December 5, 2011, when he was trying to curry favor among conservatives in his Presidential bid.

He also earned a rare “Upside Down Pinnochio”

factcheck.org points out that Gingrich lied when he claimed he never supported global warming and cites all the times he did with such liberal stalwarts at John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi.

http://www.factcheck.org/2011/12/gingrich-on-climate-change/

Besides Flor Duh: December 5, 2011 is not between the time Gingrich resigned from Congress and the time he decided to seek the presidency. factcheck.org proves my point that Newt changes his opinion when he is trying to use the conservative movement to personally benefit from when he is not.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You Mittbots are pathetic. Saying you’re guy is better than Newt is NOT a winning argument. Why NOT tell us some of the CONSERVATIVE things Mittens has accomplished?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Not everyone who criticizes Newt are Mittbots.

Just saying.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Allahpundit – inciting for The Enemy, as usual.

williamg on February 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

provide a link showing what cap and trade legislation romney vetoed.

chasdal on February 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Why does Newt always, always, go to the NY Times as the conveyer of truth?

lowandslow on February 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

If you or the Romney campaign think O’Donnell didn’t help that much or make a difference, then there would be no reason to keep him on. I just have a different opinion.

INC on February 3, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Understood. I just think Romney should get some credit for running a tight ship. After watching the dysfunctional disasters that were the McCain, Bachmann, Gingrich, Cain, and Perry campaigns, it’s refreshing. It’ll be important, too, going up against the Obama machine.

Your website is lovely, by the way.

Mr. Arkadin on February 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Newt’s appearance before Congress was on December 5, 2011, when he was trying to curry favor among conservatives in his Presidential bid.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Gore, Gingrich face off on global warming bill4/24/2009

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Mr. Arkadin on February 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

romney has been treated w/ kid gloves the whole primary. the moderators in teh debates protected him and dogpiled perry. romney has avoided doing interviews and when he did he gets all flustered by a fox news reporter of all people. and now that its just a few left he starts getting more coverage and we get inflation adusted minimum wage hikes and hate the poor comments. this guy will go down in flames come november.

chasdal on February 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Romney’s immigration record was ho-hum long before this 11th-hour initiative. Beyond opposing drivers’ licenses and in-state college tuition for illegals, Romney’s failures helped keep Massachusetts attractive to them.

It’s still far better than Newt’s. Newt actually has the gall to claim that his amnesty plan really isn’t amnesty. Don’t you just love it when pols look you in the eye and lie to you?

Newt has long been a proponent of amnesty. He supported the amnesty of 1986 (and was still bragging about it during his unsuccessful Hispandering in Florida last week). As Speaker he supported a number of smaller amnesties in the 1990s and worked with other Congressional leaders to ensure that e-verify wouldn’t be mandatory.

Santorum is the most conservative on all GOP candidates on immigration. If Romney totally renegged on immigration, it would be no worse than Newt’s “establishing roots, belonging to a church and neighborhood boards.”

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem “. Newt pulled his head out and is ready to wage war with the EPA and all junk science pushing losers who say the scam is real.

Again, you people who slam Newt have no idea that he is actually the one guy still standing that will bring the change the country needs. Your Mass. moderate will disapoint again and again…but you go ahead and slam Newt…brilliant.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Oh my! Now Romney is a “punk”? Keep it classy Newt!

GFW on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Mr. Arkadin on February 3, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Thank you!

INC on February 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Ballsac Newt…suckit!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

As newly minted and fervent Mitt-bot, I must single you out and applaud you for your wit and eloquence. You are truly a paragon of repartee. You represent the best of our kind.

ElectricPhase on February 3, 2012 at 9:31 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

Huckabee just said the other night on his show that Romney had called him and he didn’t know who started that story.

BettyRuth on February 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Oh my! Now Romney is a “punk”? Keep it classy Newt!

GFW on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

It helps if you read more than just the title before commenting.

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

It keeps you from having a kneejerk reaction that might make you look a bit foolish.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Oh my! Now Romney is a “punk”? Keep it classy Newt!

GFW on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I remember when I was catching trout this easy.

I miss the Palin threads.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

well be turned over to angryed, a stoner and idesign.

Basilsbest on February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Already there. Every thread. No opposing opinions allowed. You are a brave persistant commenter. Expect incoming.

bluealice on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

lowandslow on February 3, 2012 at 9:22

Unprincipled, vindictive little man, typical fat bully; Gingrich!

dmann on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

heh.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:36 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 see the Romney no matter what crew is being as classey and light hearted as ever..

You do know, you’ll need every vote in the fall right? and that it’s profoundly stupid to risk p*ssing somebody off so much, they just stay home. Why fight hard for Mitt in the Fall if this is what his biggest boosters think of you?

and Bluegill…

Governor Palin has more class and grace in one fingernail, than you have in your entire DNA. She would never call her opponents voters morons, especially when they’ll all be needed against Obama. She’s smart enough to know something as basic as that,

which seems to have entirely escaped you.

I can’t tell how many Mitt supporters, Judas goats, came in with me on the last registration, but I really should have checked my shoes..

You Mitt supporters, the next time you accuse Newt of being classless, think about what so many on your side say, and how they act,.. no class bombastic loosers aren’t just former speakers.. some come in much smaller sizes.

mark81150 on February 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM

You guys that are pushing Newt don’t really care whether you win or lose. Newt has shown by his personal life as well as political life that he is a poor excuse for a man. You lose an election, you call the winner and congratulate him. It’s common decency and shows the kind of humility we expect of human beings. Romney congratulated Newt, when Newt won S. Carolina. Newt is a legend in his own mind. An egotistical windbag that rivals the present occupant in the White House. Wake up and the sooner this process is over, the sooner the main prize will be in sight. Romney is far from perfect. I am sure Democrats that wanted Hillary thought the same about Obama. Many said it, many times. Yet, look who is President. Romney can win if for no other reason than Newt has lost his ability to relate to women voters but it’s much more than that-Newt simply is not a nice person and such people never get elected to the Presidency. He belongs on the moon with his moon colony.

jake22 on February 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Huckabee just said the other night on his show that Romney had called him and he didn’t know who started that story.

BettyRuth on February 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Is Huckabee lying now, or was he lying then?

Huckabee says Romney, another possible 2012 hopeful, was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president” and says it was a “sign of total disrespect” that the former Massachusetts governor did not call to congratulate him for pulling off an upset win in the Iowa caucuses. Boston Globe November 17, 2008

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Would be a smart move by Romney. He goes Rand for VP and he taps into Ron’s grassroots enthusiasm and network of guerilla support.

I’d be ticked if he chose Ron, but I’d be happy with Rand.

1punchWill on February 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

It isn’t about the VP. Here is another excerpt:

What Paul and his supporters would demand, and what Romney would offer, are subjects of some speculation. One Paul adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity to talk freely, said prime-time speaking slots for Paul and his son Rand, the junior senator from Kentucky, are obvious goals. On the policy front, Ron Paul’s priorities are reforming the Federal Reserve and reducing federal spending. So promises to audit the Fed and to tackle deficit reduction seriously could appease the congressman and his supporters, the adviser said.

I’m sure we’ll hear more about this if there is anything to it.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Gore, Gingrich face off on global warming bill – 4/24/2009

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Newt announced he was considering a Presidential run on March 5, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F49QG-T0zaA

My statement about Newt not supporting conservative causes from the day he resigned from Congress and the time he decided to run for President still stands.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

jake22 on February 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Well, lets hope your Jimmy Carter voting, Mass liberal who thinks the minimum wage needs to raised with inflation does a bit better than McCain. Again, you Newt bashers just dont get it.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem “. Newt pulled his head out and is ready to wage war with the EPA and all junk science pushing losers who say the scam is real.

Again, you people who slam Newt have no idea that he is actually the one guy still standing that will bring the change the country needs. Your Mass. moderate will disapoint again and again…but you go ahead and slam Newt…brilliant.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem “. Newt pulled his head out and is ready to wage war with the EPA and all junk science pushing losers who say the scam is real.

Again, you people who slam Newt have no idea that he is actually the one guy still standing that will bring the change the country needs. Your Mass. moderate will disapoint again and again…but you go ahead and slam Newt…brilliant.

magic kingdom on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem”

Source? Everything I’ve read is that although Mitt did believe the world was warming, he was sceptical as to the extent and the cause.

Basilsbest on February 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Really . . . it would be good if Gingrich would just do what he does best . . . go after Obama.

Voter from WA State on February 3, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I agree. Have a few good ads and spend your time getting your message out. Issues and your solutions. I wouldn’t waste my time trying to rebut 17 mil dollars of negative ads.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Judging by the um, cut of his jib, Newt’s apparently been hitting those bacon milkshakes pretty hard. Here’s a line you usually won’t see in a news report, but look for it soon: “His jowls trembled with indignation”.
Between that and his choleric temperament, the dude’s like the poster child for apoplexy.

captn2fat on February 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I’m sure we’ll hear more about this if there is anything to it.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Yes we will, and I believe you are right that Romney and Paul may have an “arrangement” so to speak. Lets face it, Paul is not interested in being president–he’s too tired and old for the job. However, he is on a mission that he started about 20 yrs. ago. It would be no skin off of Romney’s teeth to throw Paul a bone at the convention on fiscal policy. After all, a lot of Paul’s domestic policy is good stuff so Romney would benefit from that, and Paul will be happy that he got a piece of his agenda onto the GOP platform.

KickandSwimMom on February 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

You Mittbots are pathetic. Saying you’re guy is better than Newt is NOT a winning argument. Why NOT tell us some of the CONSERVATIVE things Mittens has accomplished?

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Its not in the script Romney team has handed out… Once off the script, they are clueless. Same as Romney. And same as Obama. Soros is right, there is no difference between the two. Too bad so many idiots masquerade as Republicans.

riddick on February 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Mitt STILL thinks global warming is caused by man and steps are needed to stop the ” problem”

Source? Everything I’ve read is that although Mitt did believe the world was warming, he was sceptical as to the extent and the cause.

Basilsbest on February 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

June 04, 2011

“I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course,’’ Romney said. “But I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that … so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.’’

http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-04/news/29685848_1_global-warming-climate-change-greenhouse-gases

sharrukin on February 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Oh my! Now Romney is a “punk”? Keep it classy Newt!

GFW on February 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

It helps if you read more than just the title before commenting.

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

It keeps you from having a kneejerk reaction that might make you look a bit foolish.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

You miss the fact that Allahpundit provides BOTH the “knee” and The “Jerk” – and ALL “kneejerks”

williamg on February 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

By the way, I am a Santorum supporter, not a Romney supporter.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Gore, Gingrich face off on global warming bill – 4/24/2009

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM
Newt announced he was considering a Presidential run on March 5, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F49QG-T0zaA

My statement about Newt not supporting conservative causes from the day he resigned from Congress and the time he decided to run for President still stands.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

You are totally owned by Flora Duh. You gave a Dec. 2011 date and now you shuffle back in here with that stuff?

Vince on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

We can all discuss the pros & cons of all of the Candidates and vote for whichever one we want in the Primary. But, if we want a change in the White House, everyone that can vote, be sure you are registered. Get your family, friends and neighbors to be registered and do whatever you can to stress how important it is to vote.

Many voters don’t realize the danger we are in.

Whoever is the R Nominee we need every vote in this nation. No not voting. This is the most important election in our History, bar none.

The Primary is a battle, but the General Election is the war and we better win it.

bluefox on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

You are totally owned by Flora Duh. You gave a Dec. 2011 date and now you shuffle back in here with that stuff?

Vince on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Hardly, Newt made two appearances before Congress regarding climate change – one in April of 2009 and a second on December 5, 2011. If you had read the factcheck.org analysis (assuming you can read), you would have known that.

Just for you, here it is again. Please make note of how Gingrich’s direction totally changes from before he is considering a White House run to after he is considering one.

http://www.factcheck.org/2011/12/gingrich-on-climate-change/

2007 he teamed with John Kerry. 2008 Newt’s on the sofa with Princess Nancy and March 2009 he is planning to run for President and has a total change of heart.

bw222 on February 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

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