6:32 pm November 30, 2011, by Jay
Ummm, Newt? You there?
– Jay Bookman
November 30th, 20116:34 pm
Ron Paul is probably the only honest politician to have run for President in years or…ever? A little wacky, but honest.
November 30th, 20116:42 pm
Go Ron Paul.
And the Party begins to destroy him….
Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)
November 30th, 20116:43 pm
Well, this Ron Paul reminds me of my grandpappy. Nothing ever pleased him. Everything was all wrong. He was a little touched in the head in his last years and even sounded like Ron Paul. Like Ron Paul he thought we should just go back to the 1920s and start over.
Anyway, we got nuts for canadates and nuts for voters. Before this night is over there’ll be at least a dozen bloggers that come on here and say Ron Paul is exactly what we need in the White House. Like I said, we got nuts for voters.
Have a good night everybody.
November 30th, 20116:46 pm
THANK YOU RON PAUL.
The value conservatives loathe Newts “sins”;
The money conservatives loathe Newts flirtation w/compromise w/liberals;
The Independents loathe Newts hypocracy.
Persons w/less sense than a woman that first cheated w/a married man, then married him and expect him to be faithful to her will vote for him.
November 30th, 20116:49 pm
Frog .. ..It will be interesting to see he reacts to the attacks. He has been everyone’s buddy up until now.
What makes it so devastating is that it’s all accurate and fair and policy-based. No mention of wives or divorces, etc.
What does it say about this hyper-dysfunctional GOP that Newt Gingrich is running for President of the United States of America???
Newton Leroy Gingrich???! What next? Bob Barr for VP?!
Unbelievable. Absurd. Beyond bizarre.
If this despicable loser is indicative of all that they can come up with, the hemorrhaging Republican Party is apparently on the verge of bleeding out…
I like Ron…likely the smartest guy in the line up and faithful to his principles….too bad he will never be seen as presidential, the media won’t allow it…it amazes me that his base is in the younger population …from what I can tell anyway
November 30th, 20116:51 pm
The question is how can serious conservatives support Gingrich. His historical positions say he is a lover of big government. Always has and always will.
Keep Up the Good Fight!
November 30th, 20116:52 pm
Wow, some Republicans actually can see serial hypocrisy by other Republicans. That is like finding a real cure for the common cold or herpes!
November 30th, 20116:55 pm
Herman is digging his hole deeper..
November 30th, 20116:57 pm
“…how can serious conservatives support Gingrich.” Easy: just as serious libs supported Obama.
Jay – “What makes it so devastating is that it’s all accurate and fair and policy-based. No mention of wives or divorces, etc.”
Refreshing huh?….to bad sticking to the issues isn’t a trend
November 30th, 20116:58 pm
Way to go, Ron! . !
November 30th, 20116:59 pm
I like Paul for his candor and interesting views on some issues, but he is too radical in some ways to ever be president.. He wouldn’t be a bad person to have in your cabinet though. I guess this means Gingrich is now the favorite to win the nomination. As much as it might chagrin people here, I will vote for him over Obama no question. He an idea man and has shown an ability to get things done in Washington. I once vowed I would never vote for him, but in this age of diminishing returns, I think him to be preferable to Obama (who, besides holding political positions anathema to me, can’t lead).
November 30th, 20117:00 pm
Before this thread is through, Obama will be blamed for this video.
November 30th, 20117:03 pm
Kamchak, if it had been Obama, it would have been about Romney.
Kamchak .. .. nah – Bush is to blame for this video.
November 30th, 20117:04 pm
Jay Bookman’s LOVE AFFAIR with Newt Gingrich continues!
frog…What if it really is a fabricated or exaggerated attack on Cain? I reserving judgement until I see some proof….not that I am expecting it though….but if it’s true it proof will eventually materialize..
I have been on the short end of similar vicious character attacks and people will believe anything bad about anyone and run with it…If it’s all bogus I will lose complete objectivity about everything in DC
Welcome to the Occupation
November 30th, 20117:05 pm
Herman betrays his generation’s foibles not so much in his quaint belief in the ‘carnal’ perks that come to powerful men, but rather in his endless denials taken to ludicrous lengths (de-NEIN!!, de-NEIN!!, de-NEIN!!), long past the point when everyone can see it’s time to just cry Uncle Tom.
November 30th, 20117:06 pm
cat, too much smoke,there has to be fire…He should have
apologized and walked away…
Not a Neal Boortz Redneck
Way to go, Ron Paul! Gingrich is the most vile, disgusting POS politician since Joe McCarthy!
(actually, they have a LOT in common)
November 30th, 20117:07 pm
Georgia elected Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal even though they had questionable integrity. They WILL support Newt to prove that the Tea/Republican Party will always be unified! Jay this is too funny! Thanks for posting!!
November 30th, 20117:08 pm
Wow! Ron is determined to do better this time around. I’m thinking 12 or even 15%. I doubt the Newt will even address this video because that would give validity to Ron’s campaign and we already know how Ron will be treated by the right wing media. Republicans are so fun to watch.
November 30th, 20117:09 pm
Crazy but honest. Yes.
God only knows what would happen if Ron was presi
November 30th, 20117:10 pm
“What makes it so devastating is that it’s all accurate and fair and policy-based.”
I think you are vastly overestimating the force of the ad, Jay. I take it you never took any film classes in college. The ad really doesn’t say a whole lot (if you consider its content objectively); it’s style over substance. The fact that you consider it devastating speaks more of your strong animus for Gingrich than of its cogency. I mean, there is a lot more that could have been said, but all the ad does is echo the same three statements and with neat textual effects interspersed with “incriminating” footage clips. I don’t know about you, but car-like ads have no influence on who gets my vote (or what car I buy).
This is what you get once someone has a record
Obama is as much a hypocrite as Gingrich frankly
November 30th, 20117:11 pm
frog – that’s just it….so far it’s been just smoke
I’ll wait for the fire….aka John Edwards or Shirl Sherrod
November 30th, 20117:13 pm
Obama will never even come close to scratching the surface of the Newt’s level of hypocrisy, jm. Even you should know that.
November 30th, 20117:15 pm
Ron Paul drops the H-Bomb (H for hypocrisy) on Obama!
November 30th, 20117:16 pm
Want to see some serious flip-floppers? When Ron Paul runs the same type of ad against Obama, check this blog
November 30th, 20117:18 pm
Taxpayer…is that really a defense?
serious question….can you identify anything hypocritical of the President or his Admin…anything at all?
November 30th, 20117:24 pm
There is no depth of depravity, no lie big enough, no staggering incompetence deadly enough that neo-cons cannot overlook or excuse anymore…
November 30th, 20117:27 pm
Ron Paul is at or near the bottom of the ratings of the Republican candidates. This is nothing more than rock bottom politics on his part to improve his standings in the polls. If he really is the “honest politician” so many of you here seem to think he is, he would be trashing Obama and getting on Newt’s good side in case he wants to be VP.
November 30th, 20117:28 pm
Ron’s got my vote…there I decided…I was holdin’ out for Mitt and parts of me like Newt….really…but Ron Paul IS the most civilized monkey in the zoo! Ron Paul 2012
November 30th, 20117:29 pm
Taxpayer…is that really a defense?
serious question….can you identify anything hypocritical of the President or his Admin…anything at all?
Why don’t you handle that one for us, cat. Tell us all about how Obama compares with the Newt. Unless that which you have posted is really your defense. After all, I never claimed that Obama had done nothing hypocritical. All I claimed was that Obama pales in comparison with the Newt.
Recon 0311 2533
November 30th, 20117:30 pm
Paul’s ad probably helps Romney more than it hurts Gingrich.
November 30th, 20117:32 pm
“All I claimed was that Obama pales in comparison with the Newt.”–Taxpayer
I guess no one told Taxpayer that Obama is actually African American.
NEWT is the Fat, Pasty White Guy!
November 30th, 20117:33 pm
Jay, What about Obama??? Can you say CORRUPTION!!!!!
Sure Tax…, “I never claimed that Obama had done nothing hypocritical. All I claimed was that Obama pales in comparison with the Newt”
.so what level of hypocrisy is acceptable? ….you consider this tact a better defense?
November 30th, 20117:37 pm
Clinton, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman…
And then the media & Liberals/DemocRats flubbed it off as…
…”IT’S ONLY SEX!”
Ron’s got my vote…there I decided…
Only by opening the box can we decide if the cat has a Plan B when Ron Paul is not on the ballot when Georgians vote in the primary.
November 30th, 20117:38 pm
Jay goes on and on endlessly about Newt Gingrich’s personal foibles but mentions nothing about Barney Frank and his keeping of a male prostitute. Oh the lefts hypocrisy.
November 30th, 20117:40 pm
K – well right now…I do and I don’t
November 30th, 20117:41 pm
Barney Frank never ran against male pimps, Recon.
Newt made a career out of his fake moral character.
November 30th, 20117:42 pm
Jay, Obama and Acorn two of the same. Corrupt and Dishonest.
November 30th, 20117:44 pm
Oooooh, The Moonies Times as a reference.
More cool beans!
November 30th, 20117:45 pm
November 30th, 20117:46 pm
From the catty Maureen Dowd: “What does it say about the cuckoo G.O.P. primary that Gingrich is the hot new thing?”
What does it say about the looney left that they placed in office the most ill-prepared man to ever lead the free world?! Speaking of buyers remorse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4b11_LREA
“Barney Frank never ran against male pimps,”
well no he didn’t run against homosexual pimps but he utilized taxpayer dollars to keep his lover and was up for censure but some how dodged the bullet.
November 30th, 20117:49 pm
Barney Frank lied to Congress about the male prostitution ring at his home and only got a lecture same as the Tax Frauld Charles Rangler (NY-D). He wrote the damn tax laws and told Congress he didn’t understand them so how could he be a tax cheat. Really???
Democrats are a bunch of lairs just like the Republicans. Only the Democrats get away with it and a Free Pass from the Law and the Media. Because as you know the law is for us “Little People” only. Democrats and their Masters of the Banks and Big Business own us.
November 30th, 20117:50 pm
Given the patheticresponses on this topic, I’d say that Newt and Herman perfectly represent the garden variety Georgia neo-con…
And TGT, according to you fake conservatives, George Walker Bush was eminently prepared to hold that office.
Tell me, how did that work out for you and your family?
“Obama 2012: Done Deal!!!”
-see Gov. Thomas Dewey of New York
November 30th, 20117:55 pm
TruthBe – Truth!
“Tell me, how did that work out for you and your family?”
JamVet, frankly, for most, it was working a lot better then as compared to now for most folks. The polls support that observation.
JamVet, Tell me, how is Obama working out for you and your family? Broke yet?
Obama will be voted out of Office in 2012. Why? Because People are waking to
this nightmare of the Obama Presidency. Anybody in 2012 but Obama.
November 30th, 20117:57 pm
upon review…well not everything
Amazing how the race or color of the President changes for the wingnuts based on their desired objective…. sometimes black, sometimes african american, sometimes half-white. And yet, if the standards of the pre-civil rights era were applied, he still would not have been permitted to sit in the whites only section.
November 30th, 20117:58 pm
I’m not really a GW Bush fan, but I did GREAT under his and Clinton’s administration.
I think USMC is gay for Obama.
November 30th, 20118:01 pm
“And yet, if the standards of the pre-civil rights era were applied, he still would not have been permitted to sit in the whites only section. ”
Here we are today with a bi-racial president. We can celebrate the accomplishment but unfortunately not the man who has turned out to be a dismal failure.
November 30th, 20118:02 pm
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Paul was the first representative to submit a bill calling for term limits. It was during his first term (’76–’84.) He’s serving his tenth term.
November 30th, 20118:03 pm
TruthBe, I got it, I got it.
You’d vote for James Adkisson if he was running against BHO.
Because you hate non-Republicans more than you love this country.
November 30th, 20118:04 pm
You cons remind me of Thelma and Louise.
Woo Hoo! We had a GREAT time! Right up until the end of the movie…
November 30th, 20118:08 pm
2008 has many parallels to 1929.
Way too many.
November 30th, 20118:09 pm
Recon, pul-leaze…… you and the wingnuts have never “celebrated’ the accomplishment. You have done all you can to play it down or to play it as a racial thing because of the “plantation brainwashing” or some other nonsense.
November 30th, 20118:10 pm
Hopefully there’s sufficient time to put out spike strips as this administration is driving our country over the cliff.
Another Newt rant. It only took a couple of Cain rants and some cooperation from old Herman to send him down in flames. How many Newt rants does it take to bury him? Don’t know but how ever many it might take, Bookman is there to make sure that it happens. Nothing about Bozo, the biggest clown that any party ever put into the public forum, Made him the president. How can a “journalist”, even a devoted “opinion columnist” or whatever you call yourself, defend this guy? No sane, intelligent adult dialogue about his failures, only demonic rhetoric about those who want his job. One would think that after all this time in the newspaper business that Bookman would develop an eye for reality and what is really going on in this country. We are about to bail out Europe, with Bozo’s blessing and commit close to 7T more borrowed Chinese dollars or Bernanke created dollars from the Fed to bail these people out. And that seems to be OK with you. You seem to approve all of this insanity through default. Nothing said. No comment. All you have is some video about what a demon that Newt is…. and for what? Another 4 years of this insanity?
November 30th, 20118:11 pm
To all who condem THE PREZ Not everyone that steps in sh,t comes out smelling lik a rose
November 30th, 20118:13 pm
Why would R. Paul do this? Well, when you got nothing, you got nothing to lose…
But, hey, b*tch slap the dog t*rd back to Pennsylvania…
November 30th, 20118:14 pm
Keep, pul-leaz…he never would have won the election without the white vote mainly Independents. He won’t enjoy a majority from that voting group in 012 and obviously not because they’re racist.
November 30th, 20118:15 pm
The Fed isn’t giving the Euros a dime, kayaker.
You don’t know what a currency swap is – so stay out of finance.
November 30th, 20118:16 pm
He won’t enjoy a majority from that voting group in 012…
Whistling past the graveyard.
November 30th, 20118:18 pm
In other words, Newt might embrace a sensible position when it’s not political suicide among the whackos to do so. But Ron Paul will hold a moronic, backwards, 19th century position till the bitter end. I don’t think that ad conveys what he meant it to.
November 30th, 20118:19 pm
Well, mark this day down in history…I’m in your corner on that Frank and his shennanigans thingie…I’ve been pissed to the max about that one (and a few others). D*mmit, if we want equality, then make it equality…he skated by scot free on that (and others) and, yes, it WAS because he’s gay. He gives us a bad name. Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain ain’t got nothing on him when it comes to being a sc*mbag…
St Simons - we're on Island time
This is a great moment in evolution!
This is like the first amino acid combining into DNA
This is like the first amoeba dividing…
This is like the first mudfish crawling onto the shore….
The first Republican to sense Irony and hypocrisy.
November 30th, 20118:20 pm
If a white person speaks out about blacks, it’s racism. If a black person speaks out about a white person, it’s their first amendment right. Independent white voters who were 40% behind Bozo last month have dropped to 30% or lower this month according to Gallup today. These people elect presidents. You figure it out.
NaN B Redneck, what is a currency swap ?
This seems like how it’s all gonna go down, so think about it:
RP looses GOP, goes independent and takes around 18% of GOP field against Obama- Obama wins.
RP drops out, supporters stay home and do not vote- Obama wins
RP wins GOP, and crushes Obama with combined support from GOP, independents and beaten down former Obama supporters.
Thing is, independents and previous Obama people will not vote for war-mongering GOPs. Something RP is not.
I am not claiming this is an absolute scenario, but it sure seems logical.
November 30th, 20118:22 pm
thanks for the bludgeoning blow to Newt Ron
A Look at America’s Geography Shows That the Tea Party Is Doomed
Even as the movement’s grip tightens on the GOP, its influence is melting away across vast swaths of America, thanks to centuries-old regional traditions.
When the Tea Party burst onto the national scene in the summer of 2010, it looked like a national movement. From Wasilla, Alaska, to Augusta, Maine, it dominated GOP rhetoric and produced candidates in virtually every level of government and section of the country. But over the past year, even as its grip on the national GOP has strengthened, its influence has melted away in large swaths of the northern half of the continent, its activists forced to confront the fact that their agenda and credo are anathema to the centuries-old social, political, and cultural traditions of these regions. The Tea Party agenda may hold sway over large parts of the South and interior West, and with the economy and the president in such a weakened state a Tea Party favorite like Rick Perry could conceivably win the White House. But the movement has no hope of truly dominating the country. Our underlying and deeply fractured political geography guarantees that it will never marshal congressional majorities; indeed, it almost guarantees that the movement will be marginalized, its power and influence on the wane and, over large swaths of the nation, all but extinguished.
November 30th, 20118:24 pm
Hi, josef, I was wondering if you were OK.
November 30th, 20118:25 pm
so what level of hypocrisy is acceptable? ….you consider this tact a better defense?
How ’bout providing that comparison for us, cat.
November 30th, 20118:26 pm
josef, hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Bigger than life career politicians infuriate me more than incompetent presidents because the former hang around too long and do several times the damage. I’m solidly in the term limitation camp for both parties.
November 30th, 20118:28 pm
Not a Neal Boortz Redneck,
I will have to record your comments for a much later post to say I told you so. We have already given European banks gazillions of dollars since 2008. This is nothing new. The IMF, whose major contributor is the US, will most likely do the bailing. It will be clothed in IMF loans and the US will be in the back room supplying the money, coming straight from the Chinese or from Bernanke’s printing press.
November 30th, 20118:29 pm
I’m fine…I was just taking a short break to keep from allowing certain mentalities to drag me into their inanity and saying what I REALLY think1
Recon, why do you want to limit who I can vote for ?
November 30th, 20118:30 pm
Let the good times roll….
November 30th, 20118:31 pm
“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception,
the one who lies with sincerity.” ~André Gide
“A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.”
“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”
“Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy,
as they undoubtedly are today.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” – Tennessee Williams
“I’m solidly in the term limitation camp for both parties.”
You and me both. I’m also for a single-term six-year presidency… but can’t say that…it might bring up a fatwah!
Would Republicans have voted for more of the same from Bush if term limits had not rid us of the disaster. Inquiring minds. After all, Republicans could have picked McCain over Obama but they wisely chose against that option.
“I was just taking a short break to keep from allowing certain mentalities to drag me into their inanity and saying what I REALLY think.”
I feel ya!
November 30th, 20118:34 pm
josef, while I am not for term lmits, I think a six year term for
the President would be better than 2 four year terms.
Enter your comments here
November 30th, 20118:36 pm
Inter your comments here
K 71, clearly the issue isn’t racism although the left continues to play that race card when they think that they can get away with it. The lefts problem is that they rallied around a candidate who was perceived to be Americas first black president and the message resonated among many voters most influential was the Independent voters. He’s lost the Independent vote and it’s unlikely he will win it back. Obama is going down like any president will go down under the weight of their failures to accomplish results.
An Atlanta blog with a little bit of opinion about a whole lot of things
Jay Bookman RSS feed
Previous entries »
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,