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Bitter Gingrich attacks Romney, Paul before fleeing Iowa

By Capitol Hill Blue staff reports
January 4, 2012

Newt Gingrich: Mad as hell (AP Photo)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich left Iowa a bitter man after a dismal fourth place finish in the Iowa GOP primary caucuses.

He clearly blames frontrunner Mitt Romney for his loss, telling anyone who will listen that Romney is a liar behind a barrage of brutal negative ads that portrayed the one-time GOP star as a money-grubbing, wife-cheating philanderer.

Fewer than 100 showed up to hear Gingrich’s final speech before he fled Iowa.

“The Speaker is down but he’s not out,” a campaign aide told Capitol Hill Blue.

But before he exited, stage right, Gingrich attacked Iowa winner Romney and third place finisher Ron Paul.

On Romney:

We are not going to go out and run nasty ads, but I do reserve the right to tell the truth.  If the truth seems negative, that may be more a comment on his  record than the nature of politics.

On Paul:

His views on foreign policy, I think, are stunningly dangerous for the survival of the United States.

Gingrich praised second place finisher Rick Santroum and then headed for the door and New Hampshire where he also trails badly in polls.  The former Speaker of the House hopes South Carolina will revive his flagging campaign.

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9 Responses to Bitter Gingrich attacks Romney, Paul before fleeing Iowa

  1. Hal Brown

    January 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Bitter Gingrich is not to be confused with Ginko Biloba which according to Wikipedia seems to have numerous medicinal benefits. Ginko has been cultivated for many centuries while Gingrich was discovered only 68 years ago.

    The Bitter Gingrich is the largest carnivorous plant in the world. It secretes a nectar-like substance to lure unsuspecting prey into a pool of enzymes and acid. Once inside, the victim dies of suffocation or starvation and then decays into a liquid that is sucked up by cells on the walls of the bladder.

    Bitter Gingrich gets its name from a bitter milky sap that can leak from the plant. The sap can cause painful skin irritations and unsightly discoloration.

    Prolonged contact wreaks havoc on the central nervous system, causing grand mal seizures–which include loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.

    The leaves dried into a powder makes victims unaware of what they are doing but entirely conscious. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes, allowing someone to simply blow the powder in a person’s face.

    Plagiarized from: Top 10 Most Dangerous Plants in the World – Popular Mechanics

  2. Sandune

    January 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Speaker Gingrich is acting like a 4 your old bi-polar spoiled kid. I like your explanation better.

    I hope MSNBC decides not to follow him around poking for more Governor Romney insults. Every hour they have and will carry the same shock-filled stories until it becomes a very unpleasant place to get news.

    My old friend Rich Galen was on Morning Joe this morning and has to learn to get his points out faster because everyone there will out-shout him.

    But here we go again. I love this political jockeying for position and hope they all can stick to the facts and stop their childish insults.

  3. Carl Nemo **==

    January 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

    “He clearly blames frontrunner Mitt Romney for his loss, telling anyone who will listen that Romney is a liar behind a barrage of brutal negative ads that portrayed the one-time GOP star as a money-grubbing, wife-cheating philanderer.” …extract from article

    You can only blame yourself Newt for the loss. It’s ludicrous to project your less than sterling performance along with the ‘seedy’ personal baggage you drag along the campaign trail on the victor/s.

    Yep, this guy is real presidential material…NOT!

    Carl Nemo **==

  4. eve

    January 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Ahhh, and THIS is the man some would consider for POTUS?

    Great choice (sarc).

  5. Joe Keegan

    January 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    On Gingrich: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/01/04/point-ron-paul-iowa-caucus-third.cnn

    Most Americans have a visceral reaction to Gingrich; he looks like what he is. This chicken hawk wants to send kids to be killed and maimed to do what he didn’t have the balls to do. And some serial adulterer who screwed around while his wife was dying from cancer called Ron Paul supporters indecent?

  6. Sandune

    January 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    He certainly is guilty of all the accusations but the damn fool claims Jesus has forgiven him; but what he forgets is that the voters will not forgive him.

    Maybe we can talk Hal Brown into an evaluation of the madness that is Newt Gingrich.

  7. David Swyer

    January 5, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Humpty Dumpty was riding so high a few short weeks ago that few could envisage his upcoming tumble and big fall. First, there was Mittens’ mock (“Lucy in the chocolate factory”). And, then, Humpty tried The Method by Stanislavski in a weepy-eyed teatfest that failed to elicit pity as much as scorn, Perhaps, if Humpty had broke down with the fervor that Corporal Agarn (Larry Storch) did on “F Troop” – it might have sparked a comeback of sorts,

    • Sandune

      January 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      David, I wish I understood your television references, but I removed the TV from 1965 to 1983 when my kids lived home. I did costuming for many actors and never saw them on the tube. I think I got your meaning. I’m a reader and can follow all the written characters when referenced. Welcome to CHB. Stick with us, this could be a fascinating year.

  8. Danny Adams

    January 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Considering how long Gingrich has lived in Virginia, I don’t think anyone in this state was surprised when he couldn’t get enough valid signatures for the election petition. Now the rest of the U.S. seems to be (re)discovering what Virginians have known for ages.

    Besides, having a list of invalid names only works on Twitter, not petitions.