Gingrich surge unnerves some Republican lawmakers

Dec 8, 2011 Full story: Tulsa World 99

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's stunning surge toward the top of the Republican presidential field has unnerved some Republicans in Congress who remember too well the tumult of nearly two decades ago.

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“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#1 Dec 8, 2011
It should unnerve eceryone. The newt wants to take jobs away from adults and give them to children.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#2 Dec 8, 2011
Yes, it IS unnerving . . . .
Ken

Homosassa, FL

#3 Dec 8, 2011
Looking at the Incompetent Idiot Obama, any change would be postive for the Nation may it be Newt, Romney or any other candidate.

Write "OBAMA SUCKS" on all your cash

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#4 Dec 8, 2011
Ken wrote:
Looking at the Incompetent Idiot Obama, any change would be postive for the Nation may it be Newt, Romney or any other candidate.
Write "OBAMA SUCKS" on all your cash
You're entitled to your opinion about Obama, but if Newt gets the nomination, and you vote for him, understand that you will be knowingly voting for someone who is pledging to take jobs away from people supporting families.

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#5 Dec 8, 2011
Jim Trebowski wrote:
<quoted text> You're entitled to your opinion about Obama, but if Newt gets the nomination, and you vote for him, understand that you will be knowingly voting for someone who is pledging to take jobs away from people supporting families.
You are out of your mind. Newt has never made any such ridiculous pledge. Your boy BamBam has destroyed more jobs and family incomes that can be counted with his disastrous keynesian economics and redistributive socialism. We've had it your liberal economic experiment. Prepare for an electoral beatdown next year. No matter how hard you try with your smears this election this will not be about the GOP candidate, it will be a referendum on Obama's economic failures.

Since: Jan 07

Old Forge, PA

#6 Dec 8, 2011
The Republican establishment is unnerved by everyone who is not Romney. Both he and his wife were on Fox yesterday "clarifying" his positions and defending alleged flip-flops.

It took a bit, but the surging Mr. Cain threw in the towel after the endless parade of harrassment victims and an affair became the 24/7 topic on news channels. There has not been a peep about "Ginger" or the offended women since.

Michelle Bachmann has been categorized as "dumb" because of some misstatements concerning US history and confusion between the birth and death dates of Elvis. Her record in Congress has been dismissed as she is associated with the TEA Party. Ron Paul is "nuts" and most people are not aware that many of his policy statements have been edited for public consumption in order to reinforce this impression. Santorum, who is a bit over the top in his world view of the traditonal family, which today is almost unattainable, has been labeled as a "religious freak" or extremist.(I am quoting the "religious freak" label.) Mr. Perry was deep-sixed early on by the racist inscription on a rock at a hunting cabin he occasionally used that was televised repeatedly for emphasis. He will not recover from the impression this created.

Essentially, I have been watching the establishment Republicans behaving like some creature of the wild that eats its young. One by one, likely challengers to the Romney candidacy are being eliminated as endless air time is devoted to shaping unfavorable opinions among likely voters, who generally follow such things.

Mr. Obama's policies and record do not have universal approval, and should certainly be included in the repertoire of any of the candidates. Instead, the candidates attack each other and the press attacks all of them. Their religious preferences, personal errors in judgment, incorrect historical or cultural references and careful and damning editing have all weakened the positions of remaining contenders as the party and the talking heads have pulled out all the stops to promote Romney.

Whatever happened to the "Rent's too damned high" candidate? After all the determined efforts to undercut all likely candidates but Romney, he has a certain appeal. At least he's honest.(I think.)

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#7 Dec 8, 2011
sandman21 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are out of your mind. Newt has never made any such ridiculous pledge.
"schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school."

Liar.

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#8 Dec 8, 2011
No Child Left wrote:
The Republican establishment is unnerved by everyone who is not Romney. Both he and his wife were on Fox yesterday "clarifying" his positions and defending alleged flip-flops.
It took a bit, but the surging Mr. Cain threw in the towel after the endless parade of harrassment victims and an affair became the 24/7 topic on news channels. There has not been a peep about "Ginger" or the offended women since.
Michelle Bachmann has been categorized as "dumb" because of some misstatements concerning US history and confusion between the birth and death dates of Elvis. Her record in Congress has been dismissed as she is associated with the TEA Party. Ron Paul is "nuts" and most people are not aware that many of his policy statements have been edited for public consumption in order to reinforce this impression. Santorum, who is a bit over the top in his world view of the traditonal family, which today is almost unattainable, has been labeled as a "religious freak" or extremist.(I am quoting the "religious freak" label.) Mr. Perry was deep-sixed early on by the racist inscription on a rock at a hunting cabin he occasionally used that was televised repeatedly for emphasis. He will not recover from the impression this created.
Essentially, I have been watching the establishment Republicans behaving like some creature of the wild that eats its young. One by one, likely challengers to the Romney candidacy are being eliminated as endless air time is devoted to shaping unfavorable opinions among likely voters, who generally follow such things.
Mr. Obama's policies and record do not have universal approval, and should certainly be included in the repertoire of any of the candidates. Instead, the candidates attack each other and the press attacks all of them. Their religious preferences, personal errors in judgment, incorrect historical or cultural references and careful and damning editing have all weakened the positions of remaining contenders as the party and the talking heads have pulled out all the stops to promote Romney.
Whatever happened to the "Rent's too damned high" candidate? After all the determined efforts to undercut all likely candidates but Romney, he has a certain appeal. At least he's honest.(I think.)
Good post. I am sick of seeing Karl Rove morning, noon and night trying to be very clever and destroy any candidate that challenges Mitt Romney. Not this time Republican establishment. If Romney is the nom I will support him but I'm not voting for him in the primary.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 Dec 8, 2011
Obama will get a second term....GOP should start looking at 2016.....

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#10 Dec 8, 2011
Jim Trebowski wrote:
<quoted text> "schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school."
Liar.
These are ideas not pledges. What are you a janitor for the local school board? lol. His point is we need to teach underprivileged kids good working habits so they grow up to be adults that are productive members of our society not drug dealers and criminals. But then again we know you liberals get very upset when anyone offers minorities a path away from government dependency and the Democratic liberal plantation.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#11 Dec 8, 2011
Doesn't matter who the republican'ts put up, President Obama is going to Barack them like a hurricane anyway! Game, set, and match.

Since: Jan 07

Old Forge, PA

#12 Dec 8, 2011
"sandman21"
Good post. I am sick of seeing Karl Rove morning, noon and night trying to be very clever and destroy any candidate that challenges Mitt Romney. Not this time Republican establishment. If Romney is the nom I will support him but I'm not voting for him in the primary.

Thank you. I am not a supporter of Mr. Obama for a variety of reasons which I and many other people have covered on this site. Mr. Cain's natural charm and personality appealed to me and while I saw the famous "verbal Libyan stumble," I didn't find it any more worthy of note that Mr. Obama's "57 states." I am a registered Democrat, only because the Republican Party is so weak in this area that it often does not field candidates. I have planned to change my registration,if only to make my preference known in the primaries. Unfortunately by the time Rove, as you astutely pointed out, gets finished eliminating the field of likely candidates, my changing registration will be a waste of time. If I remain registered as a Democrat, I will leave the presidential candidate blank. I cannot in all conscience vote for him.
McCarthy was right

North Haven, CT

#13 Dec 8, 2011
Jim Trebowski wrote:
<quoted text> "schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school."
Liar.
pledge n.
1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something

You're displaying your ignorance. Gingrich made a suggestion, not a "pledge."
:^)

Since: Feb 11

Love Land

#14 Dec 8, 2011
Hot Karl wrote:
Doesn't matter who the republican'ts put up, President Obama is going to Barack them like a hurricane anyway! Game, set, and match.
Exactly. I would love to see Captain Kangaroo aka Newt go up against Barack. It will be like pitting Muhammad Ali against Woody Allen.

Gingrich is a joke.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#15 Dec 8, 2011
sandman21 wrote:
<quoted text>
These are ideas not pledges. What are you a janitor for the local school board? lol. His point is we need to teach underprivileged kids good working habits so they grow up to be adults that are productive members of our society not drug dealers and criminals. But then again we know you liberals get very upset when anyone offers minorities a path away from government dependency and the Democratic liberal plantation.
The whynotgive them internships in computer and office skills instead of training them for minimum wage jobs?
And fine...it's not a pledge, but you certainly can't ignore the fact that his idea involves adults losing their jobs.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#16 Dec 8, 2011
McCarthy was right wrote:
<quoted text>
pledge n.
1. A solemn binding promise to do, give, or refrain from doing something
You're displaying your ignorance. Gingrich made a suggestion, not a "pledge."
:^)
jim hasn't made a habit of contributing either intelligent OR truthful posts...
it would, no doubt GREATLY interfere with his allegiance to the progressive left wing.

i wouldn't be a bit surprised to find out he's mr bill's brother.

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#18 Dec 8, 2011
Jim Trebowski wrote:
<quoted text> The whynotgive them internships in computer and office skills instead of training them for minimum wage jobs?
And fine...it's not a pledge, but you certainly can't ignore the fact that his idea involves adults losing their jobs.
I'm sure there are offices that provide internships to young people. Nobody starts out at the top. What was your first job? Mine, I was a busboy and I made $2.12 an hour and 20 bucks a night in tips the waitresses would share with me for cleaning their tables.

As a whole, when Newt is elected president he will be a net job creator not a job cutter. So far Obama is 2 million jobs in the whole and the only reason unemployment dropped last month is because 315,000 workers left the workforce. Even with the holiday hiring spree Obama's numbers suck. The only jobs you Democrats know how to create are the ones paid for by the taxpayers.

“Tea parties R 4 little girls.”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#19 Dec 8, 2011
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
jim hasn't made a habit of contributing either intelligent OR truthful posts...
And what of any relevence have you contributed to this thread? Worthless troll.
rider

Gwinn, MI

#21 Dec 8, 2011
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Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 Dec 8, 2011
sandman21 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure there are offices that provide internships to young people. Nobody starts out at the top. What was your first job? Mine, I was a busboy and I made $2.12 an hour and 20 bucks a night in tips the waitresses would share with me for cleaning their tables.
As a whole, when Newt is elected president he will be a net job creator not a job cutter. So far Obama is 2 million jobs in the whole and the only reason unemployment dropped last month is because 315,000 workers left the workforce. Even with the holiday hiring spree Obama's numbers suck. The only jobs you Democrats know how to create are the ones paid for by the taxpayers.
When Newt is elected president? Really? How can you possibly blame a global economy in turmoil, on Obama? What a visionary.....

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