Romney Staffer: It’s Not About Winning Anymore, It’s About Destroying Newt Gingrich

The Romney campaign admits that their latest strategy is not just to win but to destroy Newt Gingrich.
Buzzfeed reported:

Mitt Romney’s goal in Florida is no longer just winning.

After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions.

“It not about winning here anymore,” one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. “It’s about destroying Gingrich — and it’s working.”

After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here.

To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from Connie Mack (III) and Connie Mack (IV), to Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. John McCain. Romney has also aired a controversial ad featuring Tom Brokaw announcing that Gingrich had been sanctioned by the House.

Today both Macks took the stage before Romney to attack Gingrich’s character, proclaiming that he has a “checkered past with ethics and honesty.”

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  • Well, if that’s the case, then I will vote for Newt just to tick them off.


    It’s about who is destroying our country…Obama. Listen to the people……we don’t want another Obama.

  • Kelsonus

    If the money were equal, Romney wouldn’t have a chance

  • potkas7

    I would suggest to that staffer that if the Romney Campaign wants to try and destroy Newt Gingrich that it dig two graves.

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Yep, it is about destroying Gingrich. We (Romney supporters) want at least a double digit win. 15 points would satisfy me and put the rest of the Newton’s panties in a wad. I personally want the fat toad destroyed.

    Boohoo, Romney has more money than me. Boohoo, Romney did not want to accept my truce at the debate. Boohoo, I was not ready for Romney in the debate. Boohoo, Romeny is a big meanie.

    Are all Gingrch fans wimps?

  • Sally

    -nice they’re focused on what is important.. It isn’t like we’re on the brink of disaster or anything…

    Why couldn’t Mr. West be running????

  • Militant Conservative

    The public HATES this game Romney is playing.

    It will drive the support to Newt or elsewhere.

    Hell, at this rate Ron Paul could become palatable.


  • wanumba

    #5 January 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Pete_Bondurant commented:
    Yep, it is about destroying Gingrich. We (Romney supporters) want at least a double digit win. 15 points would satisfy me and put the rest of the Newton’s panties in a wad. I personally want the fat toad destroyed.


    If Romney has to lie to win, then what’s wrong with this picture … this campaign? How come Romney can’t make the argument against Gingrich without lying?

  • bg


    can’t convince me Marco Rubio isn’t lurking
    behind the scenes supporting Romney..

    i detest Reps in sheeps clothing more
    than Dhimmis in their own skin.. gah!!


  • wanumba

    ON the other hand, how many of these so-calledRomney supporters are not Obama supporters doing mischief?

  • Redwine

    Something’s really wrong, really nasty here. This should be a concerted GOP effort to be rid of Comrade Barry.

    Romney and Comrade Barry seems to playing on the same team.

    Romney flatly refused to call Barry a socialist.

    Jeb Bush and George HW Bush visited Comrade Barry at the WH the other day.

    Romney’s spokesman in Florida is behind a GOP RINO effort to push Allen West out of his district.

    Gingrich/West 2012

  • bg


    #5 January 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    yeah, Romney won Iowa too, wait..

    oh no he didn’t.. oops!!


  • wanumba #10

    Bingo. Hussein supporters were voting for Paul and they are voting for Romney. For us it is ABO, for Hussein and his leftist supporters it is ABG.

  • bg


    wanumba #10 January 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    we know because the RNC “Establishment Elite” told US so..

    re: Redwine #11 January 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    list info can be found via this thread, just
    scroll from top to bottom at your leisure..


  • Redwine

    MC (#7) – Paul never becomes palatable.

    It’s not just those newsletters. It’s also his website (now scrubbed).
    “The website for “Campaign for Liberty”, an organization started by “Republican” anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.”

  • jainphx

    There is nothing more cowardly, than to snipe lies about your opponent, and nothing more dispicable, and more cowardly are those that know this and still back him.


    Too bad the lame a$$ gop doesn’t expend the same amount of effort to take the mooslime down…very sad country this has become

  • Bluebay

    Got it loud and clear, of course we knew this already, it is not about winning the election, it’s about forcing the boots on our throats. Piss off a liberal…….VOTE GINGRICH!!

  • PosterMcPostsSometimes

    Read this more carefully. They are saying that their goal in FLORIDA is more than winning Florida, but using this particular battle to finish off Newt, the main obstacle to Romney winning the nomination.

    This is perfectly rational behavior. They want to win the battle, but have their eyes on the overall war. The quicker any given GOP candidate beats the competition into submission, the sooner they will be able to put resources into the general the sooner they will eliminate sources of attack ads (i.e. the other candidates and their PACs), and the better chance they will have against Obama. This is true for Newt just as it is for Romney.

    They are not saying that they would rather harm Newt than win. They are saying that they want to defeat Newt here once and for all, rather than having as longer and costlier fight.

  • Jim

    And this is reasons #1, 2, and 3 why I will NOT vote for Romney in either the primary or the general. He is totally unacceptable and even if he should win against Obama, his venality, Romneycare, his flip-flopping, his repudiation of Reagan, and attacks on Gingrich have left me convinced that his unethical behavior will destroy the Republican party in the long run.

    Congratulations Willard, you’ve lost me for good.

  • FurryGuy

    If this is indicative of what Romney is willing to do, lie in order to destroy someone, he will be more than willing to lie and cheat and destroy any he sees as opposing him if he should get the nomination and actually win the WH.

    Now exactly how is Mitt any different in a significant manner than the occupier currently squatting in the oval office? I sure don’t see any.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Keep going, you dickheads in Romney’s pack: Slime the slightly-more-conservative candidate. Make Newt look like everybody’s picking on him. Make him the sympathetic underdog.


    Way-ta-go, suckers. Spend Mitt into poverty, I don’t care. I just know that *I* personally don’t want to vote for Mitt “Obama-Lite” Romney.

  • bg
  • bigL

    His father, George, was an ethical truthful nice man.

  • Briana Sams

    I too am a Republican that will NOT vote for Mitt Romney EVER. All along I’ve been saying whoever gets the GOP nod will get my vote. Not anymore. Romney has proven what kind of man he is and how little he cares what his money does to others. I will financially and with all my might fight to get the people from Congress voted out and Pam Bondi and a few others who are misusing their offices.

    Desperation has led Romney to become an evil Snake and I personally have more respect for Barack Obama than I do Mitt Romney.

  • bg


    Jim #20 January 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    re: Willard


  • Simsalabim

    This, my friends, just goes to prove that you cannot trust a Mormon.

    It is a lie that they tell you, they are Christians.

    Satan is the greatest decepter and Romney is on his team.

  • Hank

    Mitt, the author of Obamacare, a quintessential RINO, if the nominee, will lose big time and it will be the end of the GOP as currently constituted.

    Hint to the RNC: ever heard of the Whigs? They ignored their base, and they are gone. Perhaps this is what it will take for us conservatives to finally be heard.

    RNC, Dole, McCain: Asshats.

  • Fionnagh

    Because my husband was a Korean War vet (Air Force) (and considerably older than me when we married, for those trying to do the math:), the American flag was folded in a ceremony at his funeral some years ago. Without knowing proper protocol, I placed a crucifix on top of the flag which was on top of his coffin. I was gently reprimanded to remove the crucifix from atop the flag, so I did.

    I have lovingly kept the flag from my husband’s funeral for his grandchildren, when they are old enough to respect it and understand its significance. To see these useless dregs of society in Oakland burn our flag just galls me. As a poster above said, round the protestors up and drop them off in Afghanistan. Or Iran. Or North Korea.

  • Fionnagh

    #5 Are all Gingrch fans wimps?

    Nope, but we ARE patriots in the Allen West mode.

  • Jim W

    Do we have the name of this “Romney staffer”. Without that it is could have been anyone spouting off including a Newt surrogate.

  • KLD

    Once again, says a great deal about Romney’s character…or lack thereof.

  • Mo

    I dropped Romney off my facebook feed months ago because he was just becoming too negative. He doesn’t seem to care how badly he damages the republican party as long as he gets the nomination. I think he is a typical bully and when Obama comes after him, he will roll over and not be able to defend his policies adequately or go after Obama the way he will need to!!!!

  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    It’s obvious we need to be Obama. Those who don’t want to beat Obama are socialists. So why would you vote for Gingrich? He can’t beat Obama, and yet he is still running against Romney, despite the fact that socialism is wrong and that Obama (and now Gingrich, since he is trying to have the GOP lose to Obama) is a socialist.

  • burt

    Another John McCain. As for the staffer, It was Mit Romney who do you thing spent all those millions in Iowa. This stuff does not occur without his permission. Waiting for a sorry or even a half baked explaination, but not hopeful.

  • SOB

    I used to think Paul was the least electable of the candidates. Now I realize, it was probably Mitt all along – he cant even get nominated without becoming worse then the evil already in office.

    Mitt Romney; a Governors record left of Obama and even better at the Alinksy-Styled attacks, with no regard what so ever to facts or the desires of the people.

    Reason to vote for him? Who knows, he has never given us one… He is merely the Establishments choice for “electable” and “inevitable” (which generally means “will help us self-described Elites keep the powers we so desire for ourselves, while you all get screwed)

    Good luck in the election Mitt; and I sure hope you really do get all this mythical moderate support the Establishment talks about because you will be extremely hard pressed to win without us, the conservatives you pissed on as you climbed the tower in an effort to promote yourself King…

  • Sasja

    Folks, I know this is lengthy, but if there are some of you who think Mitten’s judicial appointments are going to be to the right of Zero’s, you should read this. It is also interesting to learn that when he left the gov’s office, they cleaned out some files.

  • Molon Labe



    Nice post. I believe Romney’s judicial appointments would shock any normal person. He is just too extreme. He cannot beat anybody and I will certainly not vote for him.

  • bg


    Sasja #38 January 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Romney also cleaned out his disc so to speak, sound familiar??


  • Sasja

    Thanks, Molon. Some days, this battle we’re in to fight this evil in our country seems daunting. But, push on we much! Think I’ll turn on some Ramsey Lewis Trio.

  • bg


    re: #40 January 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm bg

    cleaned out his disc link..


  • Gary

    Oh brother this is such bull
    This was the exact same line on newt about Romney a few weeks ago.
    Forgot already? And it was probably true about newt.
    For romney,it is about winning. Newt’s in his way and vice versa.
    I’m shocked at some of you who have jumped on the newt train and think you have the more conservative guy.
    These two are mirror images with different personalities.
    Or is surly old has-beens the latest victim class in the US now?

  • Charlie

    All while he calls the democrat “A nice guy”!

  • bg


    Sasja #38 January 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    [The bottom line

    Mark Levin recently wondered on his radio show when Mitt Romney
    last read the U.S. Constitution, and declared flatly that Romney is not
    a conservative. Similarly, conservatives in Massachusetts wonder how
    familiar he was with our state’s constitution.

    On the basis of his record as Governor, it is doubtful that a President
    Romney could be trusted to appoint constitutional conservatives as
    judges – or even to appoint judges who are tough on crime. And his
    choices for Legal Counsel do not bode well for the federal Department
    of Justice.

    just scanned it for now, but will read it all
    at my leisure, thank you for posting it.. 😉


  • bg


    Gary #43 January 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    please try clicking on a few links.. maybe you’ll learn something other
    than the balderdash you spew, maybe not, but one can always hope..


  • SOB


    its not just his Judge Choices which should concern us:

    “The reality is that Romney’s record may go down in history as one of the most liberal gubernatorial records compiled by any Governor of either party in modern history. Indeed, the evidence is strong that Romney can be said to be the father of gay marriage, of Cap and Trade, and of government-controlled health care. How can one have played such a key role in the promotion of three of the left’s most important issues and yet become the GOP frontrunner? That’s the million-dollar question we all should be asking ourselves.”

    Its chock-full of tidbits even beyond the “Romneycare”, “Gay Marriage” and “Cap&Tax” issues:

    The biggest myth of all, perhaps, is that he didn’t raise taxes. The reality is that in 2003, Romney actually set the record for the most fee increases enacted by a state, according to the National Conference of State Legislators. In addition, he raised over $300 million dollars from businesses by “closing loopholes” on subchapter S corporations but this loophole closing actually resulted in doubling the tax rates. Indeed, as Peter Nicholas, chairman of Boston Scientific stated, “when Mitt Romney became governor in 2003, subchapter S corporations that were owned by Massachusetts business trusts were taxed at 5.3 percent…..By the time Romney left office, the tax rate on these corporations had climbed to 9.8 percent.”

    Indeed, as Nicholas stated, the doubling of tax rates on these corporations created an “important disincentive to investment, growth and job creation.” But that’s not all. Romney signed a bill allowing local governments to raise business property taxes. He attempted to raise taxes on internet commerce. He supported commuter taxes on non-residents. He refused to support an initiative to abolish state income taxes. He raised gas taxes two cents a gallon. He supported a federal gas tax hike; he tried to impose a new excise tax on SUVs. He attacked the Bush tax cuts. Overall, the tax burden in Massachusetts went from 9.3% to 9.9% under “fiscal conservative” Mitt Romney.


    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.


    While it’s common knowledge Romney switched his position on abortion, it’s actually worse that than. He’s flipped again. Since his dubious pro-life conversion in 2004, Romney has engaged in a least a dozen actions that can only be described as anti-life. While governor, his economic development department approved a $5 billion tax exempt bond to Planned Parenthood to build an abortion clinic. He also forced private Catholic hospitals to distribute the abortion pill, appointed pro-abortion judges to the bench and, while campaigning in ’08, criticized efforts to save Terry Schiavo. Furthermore, he refused to support laws requiring ultrasound screening before an abortion can be performed and has continued to this day to support stem cell research. Romney even invested in a leading abortion pill company.

    Moreover, Romney inserted abortion coverage in RomneyCare with absolutely no restrictions whatsoever. By making abortion far more affordable ($50) than before and expanding the number of women now covered by health care insurance, it is certain Romney dramatically expanded state-funded abortion. Romney defenders point to court decisions that require state health programs receiving Medicaid to fund abortions, but these decisions – which may not be enforceable in any event – stipulate only that a state must fund “medically necessary” abortions. RomneyCare has no such restrictions nor did Romney even attempt to add any restrictions to the legislation. RomneyCare will fund any and all types of abortion for any reason.

    Romney even placed a Planned Parenthood representative on one of the oversight boards. And what the pro-life community get? Nothing. And all this occurred AFTER his celebrated conversion. But again, we should not be surprised. Romney’s mother, Lenore, made abortion a key issue when she ran for the U.S. Senate in 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade. To hold that position in 1970 is shocking, especially for a Mormon; after all, abortion clearly violated the stance of the LDS church. Indeed, Romney’s mother may have been the first U.S. Senate candidate in history to make abortion an issue. Another dubious first for the Romney clan.

  • retire05

    So who is this “staffer” that Buzzfed claims made the statement?

    Or are none of you as sick of anonymous sources as I am and so you just eat up anything bashes one candidate or another, true or not?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …and Sen. John McCain.

    Oh joy.

    The last crap sandwich the Republican Party concocted is to campaign in FL for the Republican Party’s latest crap sandwich offering.

  • MSO

    Civility? Of all the GOP candidates I could have voted for, none have survived their party’s trashing. The Tea Party will probably lose half their congressmen to the establishment in the two years since 2010. Boehner and McConnell crafted a debt ceiling plan that guaranteed cuts in the prime federal government responsibilty, national defense.

    Why are we voting Republican?

  • owl

    Somebody better be paying attention. I can not even stand to read about it, much less watch it any longer.

    This has moved almost past the point of no return. They are only helping re-elect Obama.

    STOP IT.

    If all those unlikable candidates continue on, it will be a shoo in……….for Obama.

    It takes a lot to turn me off from one of my hobbies (politics) but this bunch has managed it. I have kept up with it all for years and years.

    I do not like any of them. If I can’t stand them, what about the unconcerned voter???

  • StrangernFiction

    If I were in Virginia I’d be voting for Paul, and I think he is completely insane.

  • Patty

    Calista Gingrich is always by Newt side..coming to get her too. Boulder dash!

    It is so odd that the candidates never attacked the one they should have. OBAMA

    Well, when will they stop and start talking constructively. Time to attack will come soon enough. OBAMA

  • bg


    retire05 #48 January 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    posting something directly from the horses mouth is not the same as posting something from someone who says this is what the horse said..

    which is why i made no comment as to whether it’s true or not,
    there is a lot to trudge through before i can make any decision
    as to it’s validity. i do the same re: Wikipedia, who really knows
    what’s true and what isn’t in there.. not me.. which is why i check
    the info out.. even then,anyone can get in there and change it to
    say whatever fits fir their fancy so to speak.. i believe it’s a test
    site for when the GOV takes over the net.. anyone who cannot
    see that as being inevitable, well, i’ll just take a short cut and
    say that one day Google is going to become “too big to fail”.. /s/


  • Patty

    To think, my party, a shamed to call them my party. Romney started this now Gingrich needs to finish it and start talking about what Obama has done, serious things he has done and will do if he becomes re-elected.

  • valerie

    The New York Times writes about Gingrich ethics problems, and failed to find the 1999 story about how he was cleared…..

  • squeaky

    from free republic – may have been around already. mitt will cut waste at dod and fund obamacare. and here i thought you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too

  • Ella

    By the way he’s acting, I don’t think Mittens understands that he will need the Tea Party’s vote in November.

  • Sasja

    SOB, I agree. Mittens vs Zero is not the lesser of two evils; they are both equally bad.
    I’ve stated this once, and will state again. Every day, something new about Mittens just confirms the suspicions I have had since first I laid eyes on him.

  • Jim W

    They way we are approaching this in our party, we are handing Obama the keys. It’s over.
    This he said, she said mentally is stupid–I don’t care who started it. We’re back in second grade. It has to stop and a good place would be here.

  • Patty

    John McCain has no fight left in him. POW and very proud of him. That said. No wonder Sarah likes Gingrich, she has her time now to say what she feels and felt during the campaign but was told to be quiet.

    If John McCain was a loser in 08 it certainly wasn’t because of Sarah. He is a RINO through and through. Have him on Romney’s team is a death sentence.

  • bg
  • bg


    Gingrich = scares the left (elite establishment)..

    Gingrich = scares the right (elite establishment)..

    Gingrich – supports the TEA Party, the TEA Party supports him..

    country & rule via a leader for the people, and by the people..

    there is much more to Gingrich than i ever knew, and i sincerely
    thank God for having been enlightened before it was too late..

    yes, there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • bg


    re: #62 January 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm bg

    re: gah!! idiots all!! = NYT etc..


  • retire05

    bg, where was Newt Gingrich when the Tea Partiers were taking to the streets and marching on D.C.? Where was he when they were attending town hall meetings expressing their discontent with D.C.?


    Now the once honorable Tea Party is disgracing itself by endorsing any of these clowns. How far the once mighty have fallen and unfortunately, the Tea Party has made itself irrelevant.

  • Patty


    I am beginning to think that the nature and level of attacks being launched by Mitt Romney against Newt Gingrich, which he would surely use against any conservative threatening his nomination, are going to make it very difficult for Romney to unite the different factions of the GOP and the conservative movement behind his candidacy should he win the nomination. While I have said that I would vote for Rick Santorum, I am appalled at the “anything goes” assault on Gingrich. See here:

    Romney is not a conservative in the traditional sense, and he has a record of big-government Republicanism. Even many years after the success of the Reagan administration, he sought to distance himself from Reagan and the GOP, self-identifying as a progressive and independent. Thus, he resorts to spending multi-millions of dollars trashing his opponents, rather than providing thoughtful arguments on conservatism and constitutionalism. Lest we forget, it was Gingrich who was trying to run a positive campaign and who offered to debate Romney one-on-one, asking Romney to stop with the millions in unanswered ads attacking him. Romney declined. I have no doubt that Romney would do the same thing to Santorum if Santorum was rising in the polls, albeit on different issues.

    I have said that Romney is in many ways Richard Nixon, and that Romney would not successfully lead efforts to repeal Obamacare but, in fact, would grow the federal government in many respects. Romney’s advisor, former senator Norm Coleman, has now said as much. That is Romney’s record. Despite having been a businessman, he was not a defender of free market capitalism while governor. Romneycare is, as Santorum pointed out, a top-down government health care system with an individual mandate that is breaking Massachusetts’ treasury and destroying private health insurance. It is a disaster. Romney also backed cap-and-trade and TARP (as did Gingrich).

    My great fear is, however, that he is the weakest candidate who can face Obama and will go into the general election with a fractured base, thanks to his own character flaws, which are now on display, and his tactics of personal destruction. Moreover, while Romney can swamp his Republican opponents by 3 to 1 or more in every state with his spending advantage, Barack Obama will be raising more and spending more to beat him in the general election, meaning Romney’s financial advantage will be non-existent.

    We better start paying a lot more attention to holding the House of Representatives and winning the Senate with a bunch of solid conservatives. I have spent a year on my radio show identifying and interviewing these candidates, and will continue to do so.

  • MSO

    You vote for a candidate and you’re responsible for the results. We’re not voting against Obama, we’re voting against his policies. Romney’s political track record is identical to Obama’s as are his policies.

  • Patty

    We better start paying a lot more attention to holding the House of Representatives and winning the Senate with a bunch of solid conservatives. I have spent a year on my radio show identifying and interviewing these candidates, and will continue to do so.

    Smart man. Because if Obama wins we need Conservatives. NOT RINOS

  • bobdog

    I spent last week in Tampa, and it’s a full court press by Romney. You can’t flip channels without seeing a “Newt is the Devil” commercial on local TV or see a negative “news” report on Gingrich.

    Frankly, I’d rather decide who to vote for based on what a candidate stands for rather than how much money they can spend on destroying their rivals.

    If we’re not careful, we’re going to have to eat Obama’s crap sandwich for another four years.

  • Patty

    Part 1: Legislative Proposals

    Repeal Obamacare

    Return to Robust Job Creation

    Unleash America’s Full Energy Production Potential

    Save Medicare and Social Security

    Balance the Federal Budget

    Control the Border by January 1, 2014

    Revitalize Our National Security System

    Maximize the Speed and Impact of Medical Breakthroughs

    Restore the Proper Role of the Judicial Branch

    Enforce the Tenth Amendment

    Part 2: Day One Executive Orders

    Eliminate the thirty-nine White House “Czar” positions

    “Mexico City Policy” of Respect for Life

    Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers

    Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital

    End the Attorney General’s Assault on the States

    The Keystone Pipeline

    Newt 360

  • Patty



    Totally, agree. With Romney is it the Money machine, just like Obama in that respect also.

  • Patty

    What has been worrying Newt is the lack of resources. That was worrying him in the last debates.

    When he won he thanked all and immediately was asking for ground help but more importantly contributions to his campaign.

  • bg


    retire05 #64 January 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    both he & Cain were there, where were you??


  • bg


    re: #72 January 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm bg

    re: retire05 #64 January 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    March 18, 2009

    Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions Comes to the Tea Party

    [“The American people are fed up with Washington’s irresponsible spending spree,” said Newt Gingrich, General Chairman of American Solutions. “There are better solutions than big government and higher taxes to create jobs and get the economy moving again.”]

  • bg


    Patty #69 January 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    great link, thank you.. 🙂


  • Redwine

    Love ya, bg!

    Is there a way to find out who Mitt’s big campaign financiers/top bundlers are?

  • Ausonius

    Here is the timeline regarding the ethics charge that led to Newt agreeing to a reprimmand and a fine in exchange for the charge to be modified to him essentially saying he didn’t intend to mislead the investigation (as opposed to intentionally).

    The false statements provided to the committee stem from 2 letters (Dec 8, 1994 and Mar 27, 1995). Both letters were prepared by Jan Baran (a DC campaign finance attorney), with the first signed by Newt, the second signed by Baran and approved by Newt. The letters made multiple statements that GOPAC was not involved in the college courses and that the course did not benefit the political organization.
    The committee expanded the investigation to include the accuracy of the statements in Sept ’96. In a letter dated Oct 31, 1996, Newt affirmed the accuracy of the earlier statements.
    On Nov 13, 1996, after questioning and being shown the documents, Newt admitted to the inaccuracies.

    The original case arose from a $74,500 loan from GOPAC in ’90-’91 to the Abraham LIncoln Opportunity Foundation, which paid pack $117,000 to GOPAC in ’91-’92 ($42,500 more than the loan).
    (Washington Post, 1-19-97)

    Gingrich repaid the fine of $300,000, with up to $150,000 of that amount being loaned to him by Bob Dole. This was paid with personal funds, not campaign funds.
    (Washington Post, 5-16-97)

    The point is, Newt agreed to the reprimmand for an ethics violation, affirmed by a 395-28 HOR vote. Yes, the IRS dropped the case forwarded to them by the ethics committee.

    Some of you live in denial of reality. There was an ethics charge that he agreed to admit guilt on. That is what will be repeated over, and over, and over. And whether Newt did it on purpose or through neglect will not matter a whole lot.

  • owl

    I was going to vote Gingrich because I liked his mouth. I watched him the entire time he was in power, all his messes and all his wins. The man is a garbage collector. Does not matter to me if he can beat Obama and hold it together. He would certainly never have been my first pick but when it came down to the last 2 standing………….I chose Newt.

    It is hard to like Newt. He is an idea a minute and half of them, I do not believe that even he believes or remembers.

    I am barely for Newt over Romney. It’s a close call. They both need to start campaigning against Obama.

  • Skinner

    Perhaps you all need another 4 years under Obama.

    This stupid sniping by you Newt fans against Romney is tiring.

    Newt is now the Tea Party candidate? What a joke.

    Yep, another 4 years under Obama, that’s what you soft knobs need. To be unemployed and under water and feeling so high and mighty that your man was Newt.



  • Ausonius

    Newt, the great “outsider” was elected to congress in the 70’s through the late ’90’s, afterwards running consulting firms (in DC also?)
    Sounds like more of an elaborate campaign strategy to use the frustration against the power-broker political circles that continue ramming stuff through that offend people, to become the spokesman for the “us vs. them” race.
    When not running for national office, we get to see Newt promoting liberal things such as action to combat man-made global warming.
    And never mind that not even Wiliam J. Clinton was able to run as a repeated adulterer, as he denied that stuff (and no doubt lied).
    Talk about dropping the standards.
    Say what you want, but I’ll stick with Rick as long as he stays in.

  • Pete_Bondurant

    Is this site indicative of the typical Newt supporter i.e. uninformed, ignorant and just plain dumb? Talking to Newt supporters is like talking to OWS supporters. Both groups are incoherent.

    Newt supporters actually think they are supporting the most conservative candidate.

    Tell me Newtons, why are you supporting Gingrich over say Santorum? Somebody please step up and answer that simple question. Why support Gingrich over Santorum?

    Then, please tel lme how Gingrich is more conservtive than Santorum?

    I will wait for one of the Newtons to answer the simple questions.

  • thenabrd

    mittens just gets nastier and nastier! i think this is why the establishment and proglibtards want him so bad, so he’ll finish the job bambam started! to me, mittens is beginning to sound an awful lot like bambam in the ego and narcissist department, its just at this point, like bambam in 2008, he’s working “hard” to not appear that way!!! i think if mittens wins, we’ll finally get to see his version of arrogant, elitist, egomaniac, narcissist, just like we did with bambam!!!!

    remember, they all hated reagan, the proglibtards and the gop!! unfortunately, the gop learned from that and have been picking our candidates for us ever since reagan won, not just once, but twice!!! i think the gop got “blind sided” with how the people connected with newt and his message. the gop is running their version of damage control trying to get newt out of the way for “their” candidate!!!

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  • Jim W

    Amen Pete,

    Seems like some folks take comments and find fact where there is none. Many of the things people post are so vague they can be interpreted to fit their conclusions. If all else fails resort to childish names and juvenile comments. Really getting old. I think this site is going on my past history bookmarks.

  • Helen

    The GOP elitists believe we will hold our noses and vote for Romney because we dislike Obama so much. They are overplaying their hand and ticking me off bad enough that I will sit home on Nov 2nd.

  • Old Fan

    The GP is lost…

    You have to be kidding.

    Same offering which was so deeply unserious as the manipulation of Ms. Bondi’s commentary.

    Mr. Hoft, you are losing it.

    This is getting quite silly.

    The fashion is blinding many to reality, and all for Newt Gingrich?

    It is embarrassing…

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  • CT

    We are to believe BuzzFeed for the inner workings of the Romney campaign strategy revealed by a staffer, who if the quote is correct, English is not his first language.

    I was stunned by the attack and revelations on Newt in December by conservatives I read. Unfortunately they proved to be too true, but more disturbing has been Newt’s response which I find unforgivable.

  • Jim W

    Old Fan, I second!

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  • WOLF


    George Soros recently made two shocking statements that people are mostly ignoring, both made in the last couple of weeks:

    1) He predicts that the “occupy” movement will turn very violent in the Spring – well DUH, he should know, he funds the movement and has seen that they are trained accordingly; and

    2) there is virtually no difference between Romney and Obama.

    BELIEVE THE MAN – he knows of what he speaks, and he has an odd, inexplicable way of sharing his ‘insider’ knowledge – almost as if he finds great pleasure in waving the red flag in front of the bull; or toying with Americans.

    Whatever the game he plays, we can be sure of one thing – he has NO intention of losing, no matter how much he must spend, no matter how many fences he must straddle, and he will control the outcome on both sides of the coin, thus ensuring he wins no matter what!


  • bg


    #85: yada..

    #87: yada..

    #88: yawn..


  • Molon Labe


    What utter BS. There was no fine. Newt did not quit. Just more memes put out by the Romney/Obama trolls. Have you no shame?

  • Molon Labe


    Old Moron=Craig or Ripper, nuff said.

  • Molon Labe

    Romney has demonstrated he has all the qualities that made Richard Nixon so beloved. Soros is right there is no difference between Obama and Romney.

  • Gary

    I realize you’re the self-appointed bully of gp, determined to post more than anybody and have the last word over everybody every time. So I guess the rest of have to just make our points and leave it for reasonable people to make up their minds.
    You jumped on the Cain train and beat us ove the head with him.
    I said he wouldn’t get the nomination. Who was right?
    Now you’re cramming newt down our throats and i’m telling you he won’t be the nominee
    Sure enough he’s cratering now, and not for the first time. I can’t imagine we’ll be seeing a third surge.
    Now where are these magic links of yours that are going to make me wrong?
    Maybe you should pull your head out of you know where and you’d learn something.
    One can always hope.

    As for this story, “one romney staffer” said? Please. That’s the oldest liberal media trick in the book. Name please? Could literally be anybody or nobody. There’s no actual story here. Be intellectually honest and admit that much.

  • bg


    Skinner #78 January 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • bg


    Gary #95 January 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

    bully?? 😯

    yeah, that’s me alright.. 🙄


  • Gary

    “soros said”
    Come on.
    What motive could that possibly have?
    Soros openly admitted he enjoys the ability to take down entire nations’ economies. Now he’s benevolently attacking Romney for our benefit?
    Listen to rush. Never seek validation from the left. If you ever get it, there’s an ulterior motive.

  • bg


    Gary #95 January 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

    who’s forcing you to read my posts??

    where are they??

    tell them they had better stop bullying
    you, else you’ll sic bullier me on them!!

    ROTF 😆 MBullybuttO!!


  • bg


    October 13, 2011

    Romney, Huntsman and Soros: The Devil’s Triangle?

    [I started researching the information in the email, found some of it to
    be factual – although I can’t say whether its conclusions are accurate.
    But of far more importance was that my research led me to an apparent
    connection between Soros and GOP presidential contender and former
    Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney!]

    Cerberus Capital Management sounds awfully familiar..

    anyone know anything else about this??


  • Gary

    That is you. Count your posts.
    You post way more than anybody else. You never stop til you get the last word. You’re on here all day every day, days nights and weekends. I’m starting to wonder of you’re one person or a group.
    Btw, you call my post balderdash and say I’m spewing. I’m on here once or twice a day unlike you, but you decide to call me a liar and not back it up. Where is my lie?
    Who are you to call people liars? I called it on Cain. I was right. I’m calling it on Gingrich.
    We’ll see soon enough.
    Now how about some intlectual honesty instead of just attacking people who disagree with you (all).

  • Gary

    Oh brother.
    My use of the word bully here was an attempt to be subtle. Since you don’t get subtle, I’ll self-edit for you.
    You’re like the loudmouth at the party who shoves into every conversation, has the first, middle and last word, and keeps on blabbing unaware that people are walking away in droves.
    That’s what I meant by bully (as in bully pulpit).
    Man are you dense.
    And you still haven’t made a liar out of me after leveling the attack
    And btw when ppl put my name at the top of their post, I don’t have to have my arm twisted to read it. I’m just a simple person that way, not complex like you (all)

  • bg


    Molon Labe #92 January 30, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Ausonius #76 January 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    that’s not a real poster, it’s a computer generated question..

    as Ausonius has posted the samo samo several times, and several
    posters have debunked it every time as well.. but the s/he/it keeps
    coming back and posts the samo samo, ergo, not a real live poster,
    just an eho in liberal valley-ville.. 😀


  • bg


    Gary #102 January 30, 2012 at 1:53 am

    oh don’t be so hard on yourself..

    your absolutely WONDERFUL!!


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    Gingrich finally receives what he deserves. And with that hopefully the rest of the Tea party will understand, they will better stand in or get out. Romney wins and it is unchangable. I am glad. Go Mitt..(Seattle)

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