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Showing posts with label Newt Gingrich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Newt Gingrich. Show all posts

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Newt Gingrich's Think Tank Files for Bankruptcy

A healthcare think tank founded by Newt Gingrich has filed for bankruptcy, piling further humiliation on the Republican presidential hopeful following the virtual collapse of his campaign. 

The Gingrich group was at the heart of 'Newt, Inc.' Photo: AP Photo/The Daily Times, Laura Emmons
In the interim between resigning as Speaker of the House in 1998 and announcing his bid for the presidency last year, Mr Gingrich set up a number of businesses, including the Gingrich Group, a healthcare advisory company.

Records show that that the business, which was at the heart of a collection of Gingrich-run firms referred to as 'Newt, Inc.', filed for bankruptcy in Atlanta on Wednesday. 

Read the rest of this entry at The Telegraph >>

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Michigan is Santorum Country, but Congrats to Mitt for Winning Detroit

Mitt Romney's razor thin margin in his home state over Rick Santorum will yield him the same number of delegates as those won by Senator Santorum.

The latest, unofficial reports indicate that Romney and Santorum will each gain 15 delegates from Michigan.  That Romney with unlimited funding barely managed to defeat an underfunded challenger in his home state is not a victory.  It is a disaster for the Romney campaign and another red flag warning that Romney is a seriously unpopular and weak candidate.

If GOP conservatives  want to avoid nominating another "Less of the Same" establishment RINO, Super Tuesday may be their last chance.  A win for Santorum in Georgia and Ohio on Super Tuesday will mean that today's Rockefeller Republicans have finally lost their lock on the GOP.  Wins for Romney in Ohio and Gingrich in Georgia may ensure a joyless convention and a replay of 1976, 1992, 1996 and 2008.  

Newt has lost any possibility of being the Republican nominee.  It's time to rally to the last conservative standing.  Georgia, please don't waste your votes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Santorum Overtakes Romney in Ohio

Rick Santorum: Proving that in the heartland character counts more than money.
A Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday shows that Rick Santorum has now taken the lead in the Buckeye State.

According to Quinnipiac, Senator Santorum now leads Romney 36% to 29%, with the imploding campaign of Newt Gingrich trailing a distant third with 20%. 

It must be hard to leave the field after all the money Mitt has spent marketing a carefully manufactured image.  Perhaps he and Newt can work together developing space colonies, because as Margaret Thatcher once observed, "you can't make a souffle rise twice.  Truth is the daughter of time and the GOP electorate in the heartland can't be bought and has sorted out the principled, consistent conservative from the phonies. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gingrich and Reagan

In the 1980s, the candidate repeatedly insulted the president.

Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich in the Oval Office
By Elliot Abrams

In the increasingly rough Republican campaign, no candidate has wrapped himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan more often than Newt Gingrich. “I worked with President Reagan to change things in Washington,” “we helped defeat the Soviet empire,” and “I helped lead the effort to defeat Communism in the Congress” are typical claims by the former speaker of the House.

The claims are misleading at best. As a new member of Congress in the Reagan years — and I was an assistant secretary of state — Mr. Gingrich voted with the president regularly, but equally often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides, and his policies to defeat Communism. Gingrich was voluble and certain in predicting that Reagan’s policies would fail, and in all of this he was dead wrong.

Read the rest of this entry at National Review Online >>

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rick Santorum Turns Heat on Newt Gingrich in Florida

Rick Santorum kicks off his Florida campaign with a critique of Newt Gingrich. | AP Photo

Rick Santorum kicked off his Florida campaign here Sunday by aiming directly at Newt Gingrich.

“It’s great to be glib, but it’s better to be principled,” the former Pennsylvania senator told a crowd of more than 200 standing in a hot parking lot of a strip mall in this town outside Fort Lauderdale.

Santorum dismissed the idea that the South Carolina primary reshaped the race into a Gingrich-Mitt Romney face-off. Saturday’s results could very quickly be overshadowed by the Jan. 31 Florida primary, in which he’s hoping to reemerge as a factor.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

South Carolina Speaks

While not our first choice, tonight's outcome in South Carolina is an indicator that the Republican mainstream rejects the "next-in-line" establishment choice for our party and wants radical change.

One cannot argue that Mitt Romney is an outsider when he not only received the support of Governor Haley and Treasurer Loftis, but the endorsement of others of the Republican establishment like the Bush family and our last failed nominee, John McCain. Indeed, those endorsements probably cost Romney votes.

In good times, the South Carolina electorate will put social issues to the fore and might have been expected to support Rick Santorum; but the results tonight suggest that the economic crisis and defeat of Barack Hussein Obama are first and foremost in the minds of the Republican electorate. Over the course of several debates Gingrich convinced voters that he is well prepared to fiercely debate a president who needs a teleprompter to make routine welcoming remarks at small diplomatic and social events in the White House. While Santorum often sounded like he was debating policy details on the floor of the Senate, Romney played it safe and appeared to be marking time until Inauguration Day. He exuded all the vision and passion of Gerald Ford, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bob Dole. Gingrich, on the other hand, lashed out at the media everyone loves to hate and gave America a vision of what may be in store for a failed President.

Each of the three principal contenders has won one primary. When all is said and done, we believe Rick Santorum has the experience, commitment, principles and constancy to make the better President. But the lesson tonight is that Republican voters want bold, aggressive leadership and conservative solutions, even if to get them, they have to hold their nose and send a serial adulterer and his mistress of eight years to the White House.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gingrich's Ex Says Newt Asked Her For An Open Marriage

In these days when so many Americans of good will are seeking to restore America to the Constitutional, moral and economic pillars that secured its greatness, do we really want a serial adulterer and his mistress of 8 years in the White House? Will a couple like that inspire American renewal and provide an example for your children and the rest of the world? Will social conservatives who criticized Bill Clinton for his moral failings now defend moral turpitude? Do Republicans really want to betray America by offering merely the lesser of two evils? 

Think, South Carolina.

By John Matthews

WASHINGTON --  Newt Gingrich's second ex-wife says the former House Speaker lacks the 'moral character' to be President.   

In an interview with ABC's Brian Ross that was recorded last week and which will air in its entireity on television Thursday evening, Marianne Gingrich claims her husband asked her for an "open marriage."

"I said to him, ''We've been married a long time,', and he said, 'Yes, but you want me all to yourself.  Calista (Gingrich's current wife) doesn't care what I do,' said Marianne Gingrich in a clip released Thursday morning. "He was asking to have an open marriage, and I refused," she said. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Newt Gingrich and the Tofflers

By Sam Blumenfeld

Glenn Beck recently interviewed Newt Gingrich and asked the former Speaker who was his favorite President. Newt said it was Teddy Roosevelt, the famous Progressive whose Bull Moose Party made it possible for liberal Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency in 1912. Beck drew from that reply that Newt was a Progressive. Gingrich denied that he was, but Beck was not convinced. After all, if you love Teddy Roosevelt, you’ve got to be a Progressive. By the way, John McCain’s favorite President is also Teddy Roosevelt.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is that unusual combination of politician, historian, intellectual, thinker, writer, consultant, and opportunist. He used his insider political know-how to earn $1.6 million from Freddie Mac as a consultant. What he advised the fools at Freddie Mac, we don’t know. (Some of them are now under indictment for alleged fraud.) But that is probably why he entered the race on a very low key because he knows that he brings to the campaign some very heavy baggage.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gingrich Interested in Anti-Romney Alliance with Santorum

Ingraham: Can you see a scenario under which the two of you [Santorum and Gingrich] would align together to try to defeat the establishment candidate Mitt Romney?

Gingrich: Absolutely. Of course. I mean Rick and I have a 20 year friendship, we are both rebels, we both came into this business as reformers, we both dislike deeply the degree to which the establishment sells out the American people. We both think Washington has to be changed in very fundamental ways, and we have lots of things that fit together. And the thing that's interesting is if you take the votes, you add to that Perry and Bachmann, you begin to see the size of the conservative vote compared to Romney...if you take, you know, Santorum and Perry and Bachmann and Gingrich you get some sense of what a small minority Romney really represents.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingrich Collapses in Iowa as Ron Paul Surges to the Front

This portends what we expect will be a repudiation of the Republican establishment.  They tried to have their way by foisting Mitt Romney and then Rick Perry on grassroots Republicans.  When the establishment saw those two were too phony and dim witted to be taken seriously, they rallied around Newt Gingrich.  But he's a RINO'S RINO and all the endorsements and speeches at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library not only won't work this time around, they are political poison.  

The process will have worked and the TEA Party will have succeeded if, as we expect, the unexpected happens in Iowa.  We are hoping for a strong finish by Rick Santorum in Iowa and an even greater showing in South Carolina.  Whatever the outcome, we are looking forward to a Republican Party restored to the conservative grassroots.

The very wise Sir Winston Churchill said it best: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else."

By Dashiell Bennett
A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul has taken the lead in the Iowa caucus race, while Newt Gingrich's support is fading fast. A different Gallup poll shows Gringrich still holding the lead, but slipping, while The New York Times has Paul in the lead as well.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Masquerader, He’ll Lie and Doesn’t Care

Cross-posted with SC Hotline
By Paul Gable

One month before the Republican presidential candidates will be in Myrtle Beach for an important debate, Newt Gingrich has opened a double digit lead over his closest challenger Mitt Romney in South Carolina voter polls.

In a recent NBC News/Wall St. Journal poll, Gingrich holds a 40 percent to 23 percent lead over Romney while a recent Reuters poll had Gingrich leading 28 percent to 18 percent. Yet, even with Gingrich leading, the same polls show Romney as the man most capable of defeating President Obama in November.

Gingrich is a conundrum for Republican voters. Often hailed as a visionary by supporters, Gingrich seems to leave a trail of broken dreams wherever he goes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Michael Savage Offers Newt Gingrich $1 Million to Abandon Presidential Race

Michael Savage is a patriot who is putting his money -- a great deal of money -- where his mouth is. Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Savage has offered Newt Gingrich $1 million to drop out of the presidential race within 72 hours of today.

We are highly suspicious of polls reporting huge leads here in South Carolina and elsewhere for Gingrich, a corrupt, philandering, serial adulterer, and big government statist. But then again, we have a Governor ... well, maybe we have at least learned a lesson from bitter experience that character counts in public office.

Nevertheless, conservatives who care about their country should be grateful to Michael Savage for the sacrifice he is willing to make to avert a national disaster.  Savage rightly claims on his website that Gingrich is unelectable for the following reasons:
    Savage states that " If Newt Gingrich really loves this country as much as he say he does, if he really wants what is best for America, he will set his ego aside, call me, and accept my offer. His continued candidacy spells nothing but ruin for conservatives, Republicans, and all true American patriots. One million dollars in exchange for preserving the nation, Newt. I say take the money ... and Don't Run.

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    How Newt Gingrich Saved Porn

    In the 1990s, the speaker of the House fought against censorship of sexually explicit materials on the internet.

    From Mother Jones
    By Tim Murphy

    The Communications Decency Act of 1996 is not a subject that Newt Gingrich likes to talk about on the campaign trail. For the new GOP front-runner, the episode also marks a notable exception to his record as a social conservative: the time when Gingrich took on his own base to keep the web open for pornography. Here's how it happened.

    Monday, December 5, 2011

    Gingrich Issues Contrasting Statements on Life at Conception

    After alarming pro-life activists with a public statement that human life begins when the embryo is implanted in the mother’s womb, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich issued a statement on December 3 affirming that life begins at conception. 

    In an interview with ABC television correspondent Jake Tapper, Gingrich said that “when a woman has a fertilized egg and that’s been successfully implanted that now you’re dealing with life.” When Tapper followed up, asking the former Speaker of the House whether “implantation is the moment for you,” Gingrich clearly answered in the affirmative: “Implantation and successful implantation.” 

    Neither Gingrich nor Romney Favors Limited Government

    If you thought 2012 would bring change to government, think of it more as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The two leading candidates at the moment on the right are not champions of limited government.

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    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Santorum Accepts Offer To Participate In "Lincoln-Douglas" Style Debate

    Friday evening during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren, Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum accepted an offer to debate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in a "Lincoln-Douglas" style debate in Iowa. The debate, organized by, was organized after former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney refused to debate Gingrich in a Human Events/RedState debate in Washington, DC.

    Further information is forthcoming following acceptance by Speaker Gingrich's campaign.

    Senator Santorum said: "Newt's been campaigning on doing Lincoln-Douglas style debates and I think it's a great idea - Count me in. The voters deserve more than 60 second sound bites, they deserve substance and real solutions to the problems facing our nation. This will be a great opportunity for the people of Iowa to learn more about us, our records, and our vision for America. Newt and I have been friends for 20 years, so this will be fun. Game on."

    Mike Biundo, Santorm Campaign, said: "Maybe Mitt Romney didn't have the courage to debate Newt Gingrich, but Rick Santorum does. Yes, Speaker Gingrich is an ideas politician, but that doesn't mean all his ideas are good - an individual mandate for health care, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and Wall Street bailouts align closely with Barack Obama. Senator Santorum is a conviction candidate who has a record of consistent conservative successes, and he will put that record and his vision for a brighter America up against anyone."

    To learn more about former Senator Rick Santorum, please visit