Polls put Gingrich up huge in Iowa, S.C. and now Florida

From The Florida Times-Union:

ATLANTA – Newt Gingrich is the current favorite in Florida’s Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary, picking up supporters who fled Herman Cain to claim 41 percent in a poll conducted Tuesday night for the Florida Times-Union.

Gingrich has as much support as the next four candidates combined in the telephone survey of 513 registered voters who say they’re likely to cast ballots in the primary. The poll, conducted by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research, has a margin of error of 4 percent….

The Times-Union poll was the first conducted in Florida since the woman claiming the affair broadcast her story on television. In it, Cain drops to third place with 13 percent, behind Mitt Romney’s 17. No other candidate is in double digits.

The same polling company, Atlanta-based Insider Advantage, puts Gingrich up in South Carolina as well this week, with 38 percent to 15 percent for Romney. A third Insider poll released earlier this week puts the former speaker up easily in Iowa as well, giving him 28 percent of the vote from GOP caucus attendees. Ron Paul came in second in that Iowa poll with 13 percent, followed by Romney at 11.5 percent.

I’m not convinced, but make of it what you will.

– Jay Bookman

212 comments Add your comment

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
9:49 am

And yet, Romney continues to patiently sit by knowing he will win the nomination. It must be frustrating though.

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
9:50 am

Gingrich is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with our politicians…

Stonethrower

November 30th, 2011
9:53 am

Will we elect a president with a turkey neck? I know President Clinton had a weight problem but at least he was out jogging.

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
9:53 am

IMO, there is no difference between Gingrich and Jack Abramoff. Except that Jack now admits he was crooked as a dogs hind leg…

getalife

November 30th, 2011
9:54 am

willard finally told the truth …..

About newt.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 30th, 2011
9:55 am

If the GOP rank-and-file voters want to run a philandering, crooked, disgraced has-been as their party’s standard-bearer in 2012, I say let ‘em.

Communists Unite

November 30th, 2011
10:00 am

I wholeheartedly support a Newt candidacy for it means that President O will have more time to focus on running the country rather than a campaign. Go Newt 2012!!!

Paul

November 30th, 2011
10:00 am

Gingrich, Cain, Perry…. the Republican primary voters….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfERVvGqco&feature=related#t=01m25s

getalife

November 30th, 2011
10:02 am

Market is back up 400 points because Europe bailed out their banks and will not hold them accountable like us.

Their people are hitting the streets too.

It’s a global problem.

Paul

November 30th, 2011
10:04 am

Morning, Bosch

I take it you’ve been busy.

Quite a surprise when a socialist commie pinko turns free market capitalist, eh?

Hey, you’re a job creator! All those con bloggers who hurled insults your way now support no taxes for you!

Life is good.

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:05 am

Newt/Palin 2012!

Reality TV pales in comparison.

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:05 am

Obama keeps making the recession worse…

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nov-chicago-pmi-accelerates-to-seven-month-high-2011-11-30

When are you libs gonna finally realize this guy is killing our country…

Susan Stevenson

November 30th, 2011
10:07 am

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:07 am

Hi ya Paul! I saw the anti-Paul was here yesterday. Boooo. But yes, busy is an understatment in my world. I’m like to the bone tired, but it’s good to be that tired and doing something I love.

And yes, as I said earlier, I’ve done more for unemployment than the House GOP even though that’s all they campaigned on in 2010. So….

And I agree with Joe, if Gingrich is the best of the GOP this time around, then all I can say is:

Bwaaahhaaaahahahahahahahah!

Can we say, President Obama for 4 more years??

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:08 am

I think this is marvelous news for libereals.

Newt 2012
Holy Crap that’s funny

JamVet

November 30th, 2011
10:10 am

Obama must be drooling at the prospects of this man being his opposition in 11/12 – the Republican version of Walter Mondale.

Brosephus

November 30th, 2011
10:11 am

And yes, as I said earlier, I’ve done more for unemployment than the House GOP even though that’s all they campaigned on in 2010. So….

That’s just wrong!!!! :lol:

Looks like I’ll be sitting out another Newtfest. Y’all have fun.

Jimmy62

November 30th, 2011
10:11 am

If you guys think the 63% of America who doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job is still going to vote for him just because the GOP candidate isn’t perfect, you guys are nuts. Of course if the media did their jobs and vetted Obama as critically as they do everyone else, he wouldn’t have been elected in the first place, and certainly wouldn’t be in the discussion for 2012.

If Newt had close ties to domestic terrorist murderers (Bill Ayers), convicted white collar criminals (huge Obama financial supporter Tony Rezko), and spent twenty years listening to racist sermons in church (Jeremiah Wright), we would never hear the end of it from the media and he would have been out of the race long ago.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:11 am

JamVet,

Obama has probably looked at the GOP prospects this time around and thought, “Ha! Well, this will be easy!” What a bunch of loons (except for Huntsman).

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:12 am

‘the Republican version of Walter Mondale.’

more like the non orange jump suit version of Jack Abramoff…

Paul

November 30th, 2011
10:12 am

“Can we say, President Obama for 4 more years??”

Knew a guy, years ago, worked a summer up in the mountains building fences. Said after about a month the rough-as-nails gal who was the cook started looking pretty good….

Not saying that’s my assessment of the pres, but I think a lot of voters’ll look at a Newt and say ‘ewww….. that other guy looks pretty good by comparison.”

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:12 am

Jimmy sees dragons under his bed and fairies right in front of him. :roll:

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:13 am

Jimmy 62,

I fall into that category of people who aren’t all that thrilled about Obama’s job performance. I think he should grow some cajones and quit trying to make everyone happy — but if you think I’m voting for any of these GOP loons, you’re the one whose nuts — and I’d be willing to wager many of the people in that 63% feel the same as me.

St Simons - we're on Island time

November 30th, 2011
10:13 am

God answers Liberals’ prayers

Paul

November 30th, 2011
10:14 am

Jimmy62

“If you guys think the 63% of America who doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job is still going to vote for him just because the GOP candidate isn’t perfect, you guys are nuts. ”

No one said anything about perfection. We’re just trying to find some level of basic competence.

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:15 am

God answers Liberals’ prayers

Not God. Just crazy Republicans.

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:15 am

‘If Newt had close ties to domestic terrorist murderers (Bill Ayers), convicted white collar criminals (huge Obama financial supporter Tony Rezko), and spent twenty years listening to racist sermons in church (Jeremiah Wright), we would never hear the end of it from the media and he would have been out of the race long ago.’

Newts baggage goes far beyond this trumped up BS…

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:16 am

And like I’ve mentioned, I’ve been out of the loop, but is Rick Perry still in the race? Cain will be gone by next week probably.

And seriously, I wonder how long Newt will enjoy his time in the spotlight before he crashes and burns.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:16 am

Maybe the GOP should just say this time around, “OK, we give up.” We’ll try again in 4.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 30th, 2011
10:17 am

Jimmy62 — “If you guys think the 63% of America who doesn’t think Obama is doing a good job is still going to vote for him just because the GOP candidate isn’t perfect, you guys are nuts”

This is EXACTLY the thought process Democrats were engaging in back in 2004, and it is EXACTLY why the Democrat candidate lost.

Same thing will happen to the GOP next year. It’s not enough to have a floundering President. If you don’t have affirmative reasons to vote FOR the opposition nominee, then the floundering President still stands a good chance of getting re-elected.

Go ahead and think that the President’s unpopularity is all you need to take the White House. We thought that in 2004 and we lost. You’re thinking that now, and if you continue, you’ll lose too.

TaxPayer

November 30th, 2011
10:17 am

If only Cain had been more open with his affairs, like the Newt, he could still be a contender! That’s where the Newt’s experience has paid off. The only thing left is for the Newt to announce his hail mary. I’m thinkin’

Newt/Nikki 2012

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:17 am

LHU,

Ain’t that the truth. My God, are they gonna keep pulling out that shyte?

Brosephus

November 30th, 2011
10:18 am

Of course if the media did their jobs and vetted Obama as critically as they do everyone else, he wouldn’t have been elected in the first place, and certainly wouldn’t be in the discussion for 2012.

Didn’t take long for the deflect and misdirect to show it’s face here, but it’s totally wrong. Obama was vetted as critically as others. If not, how do you explain Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, and community organizer becoming everyday buzz words??? That was an epic fail on the deflect. Almost worthy of an unsportsmanlike conduct call.

kayaker 71

November 30th, 2011
10:19 am

Another Newt rant. Bookman must be feeling the pinch of a possible Newt presidency. Meanwhile, Fox reports that in the Egyptian elections, the Muslim Brotherhood, you know the sect that wants Sharia law implemented in that country, has taken close to 40% of the votes. Libya is next, then possibly Syria. So much for the Arab spring and the promise of some form of representative government in Egypt. Will Bozo continue to supply Egypt with that 3B/yr in foreign aid? Probably, since Hamas gets some of our tax dollars as well.

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:20 am

‘My God, are they gonna keep pulling out that shyte?’

Yes, it’s all they have so they have to try to twist and turn and embellish it into something…cuz sump’ns better n nutt’n…

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:21 am

Jimmy62

Think a minute…

The media didn’t do their job vetting the candidate?

Was the RNC was just sitting on their hands?

angrymominga

November 30th, 2011
10:22 am

UNBELIEVABLE! Newt with that FRANKENSETIN plastic looking scarecrow he calls a wife, if he wins the nomination Obama WILL go back to the big house! Notice how he DIDNT speak negatively about Cain’s behavior? He CANT because hes just as bad, not to mention all the money that he owes Tiffany’s et al from buying jewelry for that monster who he left his cancer-stricken wife for? A LIFE LONG politician with NOTHING to show for it …….oh yea Newt KEEP SMILING, you fat PIG

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:23 am

“Another Newt rant. Bookman must be feeling the pinch of a possible Newt presidency.”

Another Bookman rant because the wingnuts can’t deal with the fact that their guys are losers.

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:23 am

kayaker 71

who’d win a mud wrestling match?

Muslim Brotherhood or Christian Coalition?

Doggone/GA

November 30th, 2011
10:24 am

“The media didn’t do their job vetting the candidate?
Was the RNC was just sitting on their hands?”

You’re missing the point. No one found any real dirt that would stick, so they COULDN’T have been doing their jobs

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:24 am

‘A LIFE LONG politician with NOTHING to show for it ‘

Bull Hockey…he has a huge bank account, thanks to Fannie/Freddie, ADM, Big Pharma, etc.

CJ

November 30th, 2011
10:25 am

TeaGOP voters have made it abundantly clear that they don’t want to nominate Romney. More than 70 percent of them have been screaming “anybody but Romney” since this campaign started, yet despite the evidence, the media has been convinced that Romney will be the Republican nominee (just as they were convinced that Hillary Clinton would the Democratic nominee in ‘08).

I don’t know who the nominee will be, but don’t be surprised if serial-adulterer/pay-to-play Gingrich gets the nod–despite his best efforts to lose the nomination. Republican primary voters love Newt’s ability to turn lies into truth, nonsense into faux logic, and good people into enemies of the state via his angry, condescending form of both poetry and prose.

Tom

November 30th, 2011
10:28 am

I knew Newt since I was living just north of Atlanta in the 80’s and he was our Congressman. I know what he can do. Not too many people above know him. They only know the rhetoric they hear about him. When the gov’t shut down in 95 the media blamed Newt. All he did was to show the new direction that he was about to take us. After that he gave us four balanced budgets and welfare reform. He left after 99 and then the republicans turned into liberals. I know he’ll take us back to where we belong. He’s much smarter than any other candidate. Who’s going to debate him? You can mock me know but wait until he makes Obama look like the idiot he actually is. Maybe 45% of the people in this country are moochers but that’s not enough to elect Obama over Newt.

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:28 am

Hi Bosch!!! congrats on doing more for employment than all the GOP in office put together!! well done, you -

Paul

November 30th, 2011
10:29 am

Bosch

Perry’s in the low single digits, but as a local columnist wrote this morning, he has waay too many big-money backers who’ve anted up to drop out.

So we’re in for more sad entertainment.

“Rick Perry’s Lost the Game, But He Has To Keep Playing”

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/11/29/3559239/perrys-lost-the-game-but-he-has.html

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:29 am

I honestly believe the GOP primary voters wouldn’t touch Newt to scratch him, BUT (Big Butt), I think they are also thinking that he will tear Obama a new one in the debates…

Unfortunately, IMO, in a one-on-one debate, Newt will be exposed as a duplicitous, flip-flopping, lifelong political ‘Ho’ with more in common with Jack Abramoff than Ronald Reagan…

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:30 am

“Maybe 45% of the people in this country are moochers”

Oh dear, another cognitively challenged GOoPer who thinks the 45% of the non-tax payers are all on welfare. :roll:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 30th, 2011
10:31 am

Newt will stumble but it really will depend on the Anti-Romney movement. Newt may be the only horse they have to bet on so he may stumble and succeed despite himself….

Of course, in an election, the outcome may not be what the rabid right wingnuts expect. :lol:

kayaker 71

November 30th, 2011
10:31 am

Newt seems to be the new liberal pariah. As the GOP race comes down to the wire, the media will bombard the electorate with Newt gaffs, mistakes, changes in his stance on positions, his past, his marriages…. anything to make him look bad. But Bozo gets a pass. He is portrayed as some lily white (well, half white) Messiah who will save this country from those evil Republicans. Bozo could get busted for a domestic violence complaint and the media and all of you liberals would says that he is just misunderstood….. sort of like that Black Panther thug in PA. Hell, he is placing this country in the most precarious financial position that it has every known but at least he is not a Republican. At least the unions will be taken care of, all of the food stamp freeloaders will get theirs and his voter base of those that suck the teat will fall into that familiar line and cast their vote for their provider.

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:31 am

Doggone?GA

I got that.

I want the poster to understand that his complaint should be with the RNC.

Aquagirl

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

Can’t we institute a mercy rule for the GOP? When you’ve switched front runners 47 times, clearly there is no dramatic comeback win in your future. You just plain suck and need to hit the showers instead of further embarrassing yourself.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

Yeap, the “Newt’ll make Obama look like an idiot” crowd obviously underestimate the smarts of Obama. Anyone who beat the Clintons is not one to be overlooked. They just can’t force themselves to admit that the man is a political genius.

USinUK — hey and thanks!! :)

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

“Perry’s in the low single digits, but as a local columnist wrote this morning, he has waay too many big-money backers who’ve anted up to drop out. ”

Perry is too big to fail??

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

‘Bozo could get busted for a domestic violence complaint and the media and all of you liberals would says that he is just misunderstood….. ‘

Methinks you are hoping, wishing, praying something like this will come up…sorry the ‘whitey’ video didn’t work out for ya…

Tom

November 30th, 2011
10:33 am

You don’t have to be on welfare get gov’t benefits, like the military, schools and roads.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:34 am

Paul,

Perry’s probably thinking, “Damn, can’t I just quit??” :)

JamVet

November 30th, 2011
10:34 am

As noted yesterday, would Mrs. Gingrich be the First Adulteress?

She could put a new spin on Nancy’s program, “Just say No to a Multitude of Extramarital Affairs”.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:35 am

Well then Tom, that means that 100% of us Americans are moochers according to your definition. :roll:

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:35 am

Tom

You were ok till you went here:

“makes Obama look like the idiot he actually is”

Only the truly ignorant or overly partisan would suggest such an obviously incorrect concept.

I suspect you are not being completely honest with us as to your relationship with Newt.

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:36 am

JamVet – “would Mrs. Gingrich be the First Adulteress”

or would she be the First Third Lady

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:38 am

Kayaker 71

“New” liberal pariah.

Nope.

He was a liberal pariah even before he got booted from office and paid a 300 grand fine.

New, piffle.

barking frog

November 30th, 2011
10:39 am

Newt’s a winnuh, romney should just go home….

Lord Help Us

November 30th, 2011
10:40 am

‘“New” liberal pariah.’

Heck, he was a conservative pariah until recently. Did he change?!?!?

CJ

November 30th, 2011
10:40 am

Tom: “When the gov’t shut down in 95 the media blamed Newt. All he did was to show the new direction that he was about to take us.

All he did was shut down the government while whining that it wouldn’t have happened if Clinton had given him more attention on a plane ride to a funeral and/or allowed him to exit the plan through a different door. In this case, the media was just the messenger. Newt said it himself: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-11-16/news/1995320017_1_speaker-newt-gingrich-bob-dole-gingrich-remarks

Note that interest rates were falling, deficits were falling, and the economy was growing BEFORE Gingrich became speaker. After falsely predicting that the Democratic budgets would lead us into a recession, the shutdown was Gingrich’s effort to sabotage the progress made. Thankfully the public slapped him down and Gingrich backed off.

He went on to pay a $300,000 fine for ethics violations (he borrowed the money to pay the fine from Bob Dole), and leave in disgrace due to electoral losses on his watch.

Oh, and let’s not forget that he was having an affair and engaging in ethics violations that led to a $300,000 fine while advocating for Clinton’s impeachment…”rule of law” and all that.

Only the gullible still fall for Gingrich’s dog-and-pony show.

CJ

November 30th, 2011
10:40 am

Oops. Forgot to close the italics after the initial quote. Sorry.

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:41 am

I won’t make fun of Calista –
I think she can melt tanks with a stare.

getalife

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

I think we should label the cons a mental disorder, keep them in the lunatic fringe minority and move on.

Lets face it, you can’t debate crazy.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

“I think she can melt tanks with a stare”

Mrs. G.,

That’s why I never made fun of Cindy McCain — she has devil eyes.

Mary Elizabeth

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

What Newt Gingrich will project himself to offer to the nation will be the antithesis of what President Obama will offer. So Gingrich could well become the Republican candidate for president. Our nation has been heading toward a choice between two worldviews for some time.The presidential election of 2012 may finally bring this battle to closure, in terms of which view will take precedence. I hope – once that choice has been made by the majority of Americans – that the minority will recognize that it will continue to offer much in shaping the future of our nation and world. These disparate worldviews do not have to head in different directions, or “East and West” as Grover Norquist predicts. They just might work together, and blend together, to forge a better reality for all.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 30th, 2011
10:43 am

K71 — “He is portrayed as some lily white (well, half white) Messiah”

No, he’s not.

That “messiah” business is just a conservative trope that’s been getting hammered since the late summer of 2008. I have yet to see the words “messiah,” “savior” or similar applied in a *meaningful* way to the President by any liberal commentor, here or elsewhere.

I don’t *like* President Obama. In fact, I find him disappointing in many ways. But I’ll take a disappointing fair-weather friend like Obama over an outright enemy like Santorum, Bachmann or Perry. In fact, if one of those three won the GOP nomination, I’d vote for Obama even if he turned into a friggin’ WEREWOLF.

“Bozo could get busted for a domestic violence complaint and the media and all of you liberals would says that he is just misunderstood…..”

This is just ridiculous hyperbole. You’re not a kayaker, you’re a Failboat Sailor. :roll:

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:44 am

Hi Bosch!

Joe sends holiday greetings!

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:45 am

Perry’s probably thinking, “Damn, can’t I just quit??”

NO ONE will quit until after Jan 1, when matching funds will be available from the Federal Government.

Welfare for politicians.

ty webb

November 30th, 2011
10:45 am

I just love the left’s new penchant for the sanctity of marriage…it can best be summed up by their new rallying cry…”their pigs are worse than ours”!…Good luck with that. If clinton and the entire kennedy clan have taught us anything, it’s that their poutrage over infidelity carries as much weight as a Lewinsky…oh wait…nevermind.

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:46 am

““I think she can melt tanks with a stare””

funny … icy is what comes to mind when I see her

kayaker 71

November 30th, 2011
10:47 am

Bookman passed up the most important story of the week in that liberal rag, the NYT. Seems that Bozo and his team have all but abandoned the white, working class Americans and instead will be focusing on the base of liberal academics, movie stars, “intellectuals”…. along with all of those on government assistance, the welfare crowd, the food stamp contingent, the unions and all of the rest of America that sucks on that familiar government teat. The writer has admitted that working class America, for the most part, will not be in his camp in 2012 . That, along with Axelrod’s admission, that 2012 will be a “titanic struggle”…. I would think that that liberal confidence will be shaken a bit when Newt takes to the street in earnest. Call him names, demean his family, make fun of him…. he will clean Bozo’s clock next November.

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:47 am

“I just love the left’s new penchant for the sanctity of marriage”

the difference is that the Dems never claim to be the godly party, the party of family values and the only people with any morals

Granny Godzilla

November 30th, 2011
10:49 am

kayaker 71

you mean that opinion piece discussed yesterday?

Lord you are such a neophyte.

JamVet

November 30th, 2011
10:49 am

If people think Herman has gotten “exposed” for his multitude of indiscretions, it will be nothing at all compared to the revelations most don’t know – and neo-cons don’t want to know about – regarding the Cobb sleazeball.

As someone noted yesterday – a graveyard’s worth of skeletons in that closet.

Which begs the question, why do these Georgia buffoons think their immorality and hypocrisy won’t come back to haunt them???

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:50 am

“I would think that that liberal confidence will be shaken a bit when Newt takes to the street in earnest.”

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ohsweetjeebus, now that’s funny

barking frog

November 30th, 2011
10:50 am

Newt’s wife has flung herself on the sacrificial altar to
save the rest of the female population from …well, maybe..

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:50 am

“he will clean Bozo’s clock next November”

Oh damn, first it was Trump who was gonna clean Obozo’s clock, then Bachman, then Romney, then Perry, then Cain, and now Newty.

Am I missing any of the GOP flavors who just aren’t relevant anymore??

Joe Hussein Mama

November 30th, 2011
10:52 am

T. Webb — “I just love the left’s new penchant for the sanctity of marriage…it can best be summed up by their new rallying cry…”their pigs are worse than ours”!…Good luck with that. If clinton and the entire kennedy clan have taught us anything, it’s that their poutrage over infidelity carries as much weight as a Lewinsky…oh wait…nevermind.”

It’s got nothing to do with that.

Newt shot his mouth off during the Clinton impeachment. Now his own words and positions are going to be used AGAINST him.

I eagerly look forward to the Newt v. Newt TV commercials. That bloated, inconstant hypocrite’s going to be BBQed until he renders enough fat to make fries.

barking frog

November 30th, 2011
10:53 am

USinUK, you are safe now, Bernanke has opened the
Federal Reserve coffers to Europe.

jewcowboy

November 30th, 2011
10:53 am

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:53 am

Oh damn, first it was Trump who was gonna clean Obozo’s clock, then Bachman, then Romney, then Perry, then Cain, and now Newty.

Am I missing any of the GOP flavors who just aren’t relevant anymore??

And why do these people think that Obama has clocks in the White House that another politician would want to come in and clean….. Just weird.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 30th, 2011
10:54 am

K71 — “liberal confidence will be shaken a bit when Newt takes to the street in earnest.”

I doubt it. Newt would have to be able to walk more than half a block by himself, unaided, for my confidence to even *register* anything, let alone a shake.

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
10:54 am

“That bloated, inconstant hypocrite’s going to be BBQed until he renders enough fat to make fries”

Damn, Joe, how do you really feel? :)

And, that comment made me have to get out the monitor cleaner….

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:54 am

All Gingrich, all the time.

At least until the next Cain affair takes center stage.

USinUK

November 30th, 2011
10:54 am

“Oh damn, first it was Trump who was gonna clean Obozo’s clock, then Bachman, then Romney, then Perry, then Cain, and now Newty. ”

dang – what is it with Obama’s clock that needs such a scrub??? maybe he should find some better cleaners … they all seem fairly inept

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
10:55 am

Uh oh. We’re thinking alike again, USinUK.

TaxPayer

November 30th, 2011
10:56 am

At least Newt could be the first Republican to offer some real job openings. I hear there are at least four slots in the North Georgia militia. The burning question is whether he’ll tell the applicants that they need to take baths before applying.

jewcowboy

November 30th, 2011
10:56 am

“And why do these people think that Obama has clocks in the White House that another politician would want to come in and clean”

Looks pretty clean to me: http://www.whha.org/whha_about/whitehouse_collection/whitehouse_collection-object-10.html

getalife

November 30th, 2011
10:56 am

Come on cons.

Bring back palin and trump.

There is still time to save this cycle.

ByteMe

November 30th, 2011
11:00 am

Huntsman’s complaining now about “bimbo eruptions” in an interview with the Boston Herald board.

Really, Jon, if you want to be the next “flavor of the month”, you gotta come up with a gimmick that will get the media’s attention. Start talking in iambic pentameter every time you do an interview.

kayaker 71

November 30th, 2011
11:00 am

Joe,

Well, Joe, as this country slowly, and lately not so slowly, slides into the tank, you can rest well with the fact that at least you didn’t vote for a Republican. You and a lot like you would rather let this country slip into third world status than give someone else a chance to fix it. Your tunnel vision and head in the sand attitude will serve this country well. Your vote for this clown has been just as important for this country’s future as the person you voted for. You and others like you are just as complicit as Solyndra, Fast and Furious, the stimulus and that ridiculous jobs bill in putting this country in the tank. You voted for him…. you’re just as much to blame as he is.

Paul

November 30th, 2011
11:01 am

“If clinton and the entire kennedy clan have taught us anything, it’s that their poutrage over infidelity”

That’s so 90s… and 60s….

Seriously, ty, when did any of the Kennedys or Clinton make family values a part of their platform?

Answer: they did not. But as has been noted, Newt did. Castigating Clinton while Newt’s wife would have castrated him if she knew what he was doing.

If she could’ve gotten out of her sick bed, that is.

The man lack character. Moral or otherwise.

CJ

November 30th, 2011
11:02 am

For the benefit of Tom and any other Gingrich groupies out there:

“Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials.

In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation.

…a review of his activities shows how he put his influence to work on behalf of clients with a considerable stake in government policy. Even if he does not appear to have been negotiating legislative language, he and his staff did many of the same things that registered lobbyists do.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/us/politics/gingrich-gave-push-to-clients-not-just-ideas.html?_r=1&hp

Bosch

November 30th, 2011
11:04 am

“Your tunnel vision and head in the sand attitude will serve this country well.”

kayaker lectures about tunnel vision and heads being in the sand while refusing to admit the GOP had nothing to do with the state of affairs we are in now.

Hypocrite, thy name is kayaker.

getalife

November 30th, 2011
11:06 am

Looks like privatize profits but socialize losses is the new form of capitalism and is here to stay..

newt wants to do that to ss.

newt is a socialist.

kayaker 71

November 30th, 2011
11:07 am

granny,

Read the Op ed piece in the NYT and then tell me that that bodes well for your favorite candidate. I have read all of Bookman’s threads for the last three days and cannot find his direct referral to this piece.