Stopping Gingrich is job one

Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney went on the attack against former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich Sunday, telling a Florida rally that the man who beat him in South Carolina was a failure as speaker and left Congress in disgrace.

Said Romney:

I don’t know if you actually knew that. He resigned after four years in disgrace. He was investigated under an ethics panel and had to make a payment associated with that and then his fellow Republicans, 88 percent of Republicans voted to reprimand Speaker Gingrich. He has not had a record of successful leadership.

Romney continued:

Over the last, what, 15 years, since he left the House, he talks about great bold movements and ideas. Well, what’s he been doing for 15 years? He has been working as a lobbyist. He was working as a lobbyist and selling influence around Washington. He was working for Freddie Mac – heard of those guys? He says that he’s just been a historian, I would like him to release his records, what was his work product?

Romney isn’t alone in going after Gingrich.

“It’s great to be glib but it’s better to be principled,” Rick Santorum told supporters in Coral Springs, Florida.

“He’s an embarrassment to the party,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Gingrich on “Meet the Press.”

Meanwhile, GOP leaders huddle behind closed doors and talk about what — if anything — can be done to stop Gingrich.

“A Newt Gingrich candidacy is bad news for the GOP, any way you slice it,” a Republican National Committee strategist confided to Capitol Hill Blue. “Our goal at this point should be to develop a strategy to stop Barack Obama but we’re bogged down in finding a way to stop Gingrich first.”

 

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10 Responses to "Stopping Gingrich is job one"

  1. Bill Cravener  January 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Early Florida polls show Gingrich ahead of Romney. I will never in my lifetime understand the mind-set of the godly-family values folks.

  2. Sandy Price  January 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Bill, they are angry. Racism and homophobia are not even hidden any more. They despise President Obama and they want little to do with the gay communities. They spent a lot of time watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh. Forgiving sinners makes them feel closer to Jesus Christ.

    There is a vast crime rate among teenagers and the parents cannot understand it. They have lost their family values and they blame the black man in the White House. Gurus like Charlie Manson wait around for the teenage girls to hit the street and they then find a home that listens to them. Gurus like Jim Jones bring in the lost kids from all over the area and promises them full family love.

    People are too busy to connect with their own kids. Schools won’t do it and the churches only want money. The families today live around the television schedule and the Internet. I remember the 60′s when all parents were accused of training our kids on street sex. Nonsense! We trained them to know right from wrong and the dangers of street sex.

    Newt is the epitome of street sex which may seem glamorous to many. Families have control over their kids for their first 17 years and yet they lose them at that time.

  3. griff  January 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Such high drama!

  4. Sandy Price  January 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Yes indeed, Griff I am the ultimate drama queen. Too much opera and Shakespeare. I follow many House members and since Jim Kolbe was a favorite of mine, I followed Giffords. I was at the conference when Jim Kolbe was booed and hissed. I knew then what the GOP was becoming. I wrote about it here as I thought it was important.

    Bigotry may be the most dangerous thing ever to hit America. We’ve lived through it far too long. I tend to reference the arts that continue to bring it up….for and against. Shoot me!

    • griff  January 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      If I was responding to you, Sandy, I would have either used the reply button and hence my comment would be indented beneath yours, or I would refer to you by name.

      My comment was referring to the article.

  5. Jeff Chelsea  January 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The bases has finally figured out that they own the party and the nomination. They do not want Romney to win. The fact that DeMint and Limbaugh both endorsed Romney in 2008 and won’t touch him now shows that they know, too. Who ever wins this process will be well funded and get the full support of the party heads. Why not go for what they want and let the big wigs deal with it?

    It all is moot anyway because the Supreme Court will decide who wins when they take on Health Care reform. If they side w/ Obama then Obama wins re-electon. He will hound the Republicans up and down and be viewed as a problem solver. If they are against him he does down and whoever is the Republican candidate wins.

  6. Mark  January 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Didn’t Newt just have to cancel a campaign stop due to lack of attendance? And we’re supposed to believe that he took the popular vote? I don’t think so. I think there was voter fraud in SC and there will continue to be as long as we have the defunct voting system we’re stuck using. Bring back the paper ballots.

  7. Carl Nemo **==  January 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I’ve been meaning to compliment Doug Thompson on his choice for a Gingrich article photo.

    It radiates the persona of a cranky ol’ redneck ‘hater’. I wonder if he chews too? His right jawline seems as if he’s nursin’ a plug.

    He’s a thinkin’…”they oughta be told” speshully by him…no? He’s got it all figgered out fer us. Newt noz wuts best fer us. / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Jon  January 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      I dunno if it really was Publisher Thompson who chose that picture. Would the real Mr/Ms C.H.B Staff please stand up?

      J.

      • Jon  January 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        This shows the importance of Not Being Seen. (sorry… ;-)

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