Newt’s not done playing the wealth card vs. Romney

rupertUPDATE: As the tweet to the right suggests, Newt’s not the only one who believes that Romney’s tax records make good fodder.

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I think some Republicans were hoping that Newt Gingrich might stop targeting Mitt Romney’s wealth after widespread criticism that the tactic played into Democratic hands.

Yet here’s Newt today, dismissing the Romney argument that illegal immigrants would solve the problem by “self-deporting” themselves:

“You have to live in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatically $20 million income for no work to have some fantasy this far from reality.”

So I guess that hope was in vain.

Two more quick points:

– Newt is doing it because he knows it’s working, even in a GOP primary. Again, that bodes poorly for Romney in a general election.

– The pleas from fellow Republicans are rather interesting. Are they asking Gingrich to put the best interests of the group ahead of his own selfish interests? What are they, Marxist or something?

– Jay Bookman

528 comments Add your comment

JOE Cool

January 25th, 2012
3:34 pm

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

Jay,

Your “Newt is Hilarious” blog went into cyber space.

JOE Cool

January 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

“You have to live in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatically $20 million income for no work to have some fantasy this far from reality.”

Question to the CONs on here? Is ^^THIS^^ WEALTH ENVY or Class Warfare?

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

Jay – Where did your earlier subject disappear to?

Midori

January 25th, 2012
3:38 pm

what are they, Marxist or something?

:lol:

Rich

January 25th, 2012
3:38 pm

You can’t make this stuff up. Here’s the Newtster convincing the children of his first wife, to attack comments said by his second wife, who attacked his relationship with his now third wife. The Newtster is brazen and shameless. That’s why the Pubs might nominate him to lead their party. They can identify so readily with his lack of morals and deceptions.

Butch Cassidy

January 25th, 2012
3:41 pm

JOE Cool – “Question to the CONs on here? Is ^^THIS^^ WEALTH ENVY or Class Warfare?”

It’s only wealth envy or class warfare when referring to Obama. Didn’t you get your copy of the Con handbook? :)

Brosephus

January 25th, 2012
3:44 pm

Butch

Or when that’s said by libruls. :)

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
3:44 pm

I check back in and even Newt is taking a page out of the Democrat book of hate towards successfull people. Libs ought to just love the Newtster. Love him!

JOE Cool

January 25th, 2012
3:45 pm

Butch Cassidy

January 25th, 2012
3:41 pm

Gotcha!! Funny thing is, the CONs wont answer the question. lol

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2012
3:46 pm

But… The needs of the many… :lol:

Good show, Jay.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
3:47 pm

So now he’s Georgias own kamikaze attack muffing.

Go Newtie!

Newt 2012
Holy Crap that’s funny

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
3:47 pm

muffin muffin muffin

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2012
3:48 pm

If Newt keeps this up, the Republicans are gonna have to disown him, again.

Soothsayer

January 25th, 2012
3:48 pm

Ol’ Gnute’s out to win. He don’t care none about November. He just wants to win NOW!

Besides, Callister ain’t never gonna be satisfied with a “also ran.” No she wants her rotund benefactor to “go all the way.” At least politically.

I noticed on the debates the other night that it looks an awful lot like Ol’ Gnute’s done went to Callister’s stylist for a little blowout. Definitely not his usual boring “do.”

Callister as first lady? I’m moving to China.

Logical Dude

January 25th, 2012
3:49 pm

“”What are they, Marxist or something?”

I didn’t want to say anything , but . . .

JOE Cool

January 25th, 2012
3:49 pm

-Meet NEWTS Money Man: Billionaire Pal Sheldon Adelson-
Before Newt Gingrich dominated the South Carolina primary, a so-called super PAC supporting him spent millions of dollars savaging Mitt Romney in negative ads and fliers.

A driving force behind that super PAC is Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino tycoon who has translated his deep friendship with Gingrich into a financial bonanza to buoy his candidacy. Adelson gave the PAC, Winning Our Future, $5 million just before the South Carolina primary, and this week, his wife gave the group another $5 million.

http://news.yahoo.com/behind-gingrichs-rise-billionaire-pal-sheldon-adelson-150006162–abc-news.html

Jefferson

January 25th, 2012
3:50 pm

The dude is on dope.

Butch Cassidy

January 25th, 2012
3:52 pm

Thulsa Doom – ” Libs ought to just love the Newtster. Love him!”

Somone has to, the GOP sure don’t like him.

Jay

January 25th, 2012
3:56 pm

Thulsa, cease.

Focus on issues here and do not attack other bloggers personally. No more warnings.

dw

January 25th, 2012
3:56 pm

What a fat, bloated d0uche bag

Peadawg

January 25th, 2012
3:56 pm

“Libs ought to just love the Newtster. Love him!”

They do. He’s doing his best to hand Obama the election on a nice, big, shiny silver platter.

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
3:57 pm

“Libs ought to just love the Newtster. Love him!”

Well..Callista is obviously open to sharing him. We can all be bumping uglies with Newt.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
3:57 pm

what Peadawg said!! :lol:

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
3:58 pm

…rotund benefactor…

Good one, Sooth.

Geez, these supposed conservatives are a never-ending laugh riot.

They have become so utterly unprincipled, they themselves don’t even know from one minute to the next what they believe in.

As long as the word NO! is in there somewhere though, they seem pretty placated…

dw

January 25th, 2012
3:59 pm

Anybody else on here notice how the election futures on Intrade.com for newt winning the nomination and obama getting re-elected correlate PERFECTLY

Andy Dufresne (from St Simons)

January 25th, 2012
3:59 pm

Holy Crap that’s funny

you think that’s funny, you should see the new Mittens commercial here
called the “I made a mistake” ad. God, that’s funny. It’s like a
wacka-wacka DJ mix of Newt saying “i made a mistake” over & over
throughout his career. Dam, I hope it doesn’t work.

BigD

January 25th, 2012
3:59 pm

How we forget all the nasty things the Obama’s and Clinton’s did to each other….
Jay and minions whistling though the grave yard.
Obama starts to sound more Republican with every speech leading up to the election….won’t work.

Soothsayer

January 25th, 2012
3:59 pm

Jam-man: it’s called eating your own.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 25th, 2012
4:00 pm

I’m kinda getting fond of the Nutster. He’s the best thing to happen to the party in years.

The Democratic Party that is. :-)

TRUTH

January 25th, 2012
4:00 pm

Jay, don’t worry about Thusla. He and the other Republicans heads have all exploded. State of the Union – knocked it outta the park; Ordered the rescue of an American and Danish citizen in Somalia, Romney releases tax returns (all 14% of them) just in time for the President to present his tax case to the American public. Classic.

Newt isn’t on our side, but he’s the lead in the Republican circular firing squad!!

OBAMA 2012!!

Joe Hussein Mama

January 25th, 2012
4:01 pm

dw — “Anybody else on here notice how the election futures on Intrade.com for newt winning the nomination and obama getting re-elected correlate PERFECTLY”

Oh, now THAT is a *hoot.* :D

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:01 pm

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2012
4:02 pm

I may go down but I’ll have a front seat when I do. Do you hear me, BILL! — Newt

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 25th, 2012
4:03 pm

Well, I’m kinda worried that old Newt will blow up the whole Republican Party. I mean, the big-shots in the party don’t like him and what he says about Mr. Mormon Underpants just writes the librul Democrats ads for them. It looks like Obama won’t need that billion bucks to win this time. The decent thing to do would be for him to send some of it to the GOP. After all, us Compassionate Conservatives give too much to Charity to be able to fund Republican canadates.

That’s my opinion and it’s very true. Have a good p.m. everybody.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 25th, 2012
4:03 pm

A. Dufresne — “you think that’s funny, you should see the new Mittens commercial here
called the “I made a mistake” ad. God, that’s funny. It’s like a
wacka-wacka DJ mix of Newt saying “i made a mistake” over & over
throughout his career. Dam, I hope it doesn’t work.”

I heard that the Romney campaign is going to run an anti-Newt commercial with nothing but film of Callista, and with Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” as the music bed underneath it. :D

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 25th, 2012
4:05 pm

“State of the Union – knocked it outta the park”

It was more like the shortstop waved of the pitcher for an easy out. ;)

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:06 pm

Jay,

Its the name of my neighbor’s mule that I just started feeding yesterday. He named it after Cam Newton the Auburn qb in his dislike of AU. I just like it better with a k is all. I don’t see what the problem is since its a real animal and all but I’ll just have to refer to him as cam with a c from now on or just my mule friend. Cool critter.

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:07 pm

Sooth, then I say let the corpulent ones dine on each other. (Not sure if that includes wives or not! You know that kinky family values crowd!)

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:08 pm

Big D

Oh please point those out for us….

We await your data.

Can we expect it TODAY?

kawasaki kid

January 25th, 2012
4:09 pm

Just a matter of time before Sarah Palin comes to the rescue of the GOP. Or the Donald. And remember, Ron Paul will eventually drop out and run as the 3rd party candidate, which will divide the conservative voters like Ralph Nader did to liberal voters and Al Gore…

Thomas

January 25th, 2012
4:10 pm

Thanks for your teenage girl input today Midori-

Shall we have a class in smiley faces at 6 over kool aid and cookies?

Matti's amusement

January 25th, 2012
4:10 pm

AmVet – Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists,

Heh…. Your new handle amuses me. Mind if I quote you?

barking frog

January 25th, 2012
4:11 pm

When George Foreman fought Ali, He hit Ali with all he had. Ali backed
up, shook it off and said “That all you got George” and George said it
was all down hill from there. Maybe Newt has taken the worst they can
throw and will ride Romney into the dirt.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:11 pm

Thomas

Do you think about teenage girls alot?

Kamchak

January 25th, 2012
4:12 pm

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 25th, 2012
4:13 pm

Ali vs. Foreman…..damn I thought I was old.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 25th, 2012
4:14 pm

Steve – no insulting us old farts here :-)

Stevie Ray

January 25th, 2012
4:14 pm

TRUTH,

The only thing your cheese merchant pal BO knocked out of the park yesterday was all semblance of honesty. More of the same promises of hope and fantasy land that he is not remotely capable of delivering on…

Regarding Newt, he ain’t pretty, his head is so large it has it’s own atmosphere, & he’s a traditional sleazy politician….but at least his third wife is hotter than the prior two combined. It’s gonna be quite a race…I bet one of Jay’s paychecks that whoever wins the presidency is the one with the best funded super PAC…the one who has the most favors to pay back with our cash….who will be the real winners? Goldman, Citibank, the entire Telcom industry or inept and dishonest “green” merchants??? Oppps, those were the Obama victors…

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:14 pm

Yellow card= still in the game. Red card=breaking out that other IP address and email address.

Bruno

January 25th, 2012
4:15 pm

Focus on issues here and do not attack other bloggers personally. No more warnings.

Jay–You have claimed many times here that you apply the same blogging standards to everyone. Yet, this morning you singled Ty out for making reference to “wearing knee pads”, while overlooking jewcowboy’s remark that Republicans have a “repressed oral erotic fixation.”. You singled out Thulsa for ‘attacking other bloggers personally”, yet remain silent toward Midori who does nothing BUT spew personal insults all day.

Obviously you can’t, and shouldn’t monitor/censor every post, but come on………

Mark T

January 25th, 2012
4:16 pm

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:16 pm

Matti, for you? Anything.

LOL…

And in honor of poor brother Bruno stepping on his own d*ck, vis a vis PB not being thrilled with his flirting with you, I’m playing this one for him!

(Hang tough, buddy…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCRNDQNjCK4

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 25th, 2012
4:16 pm

yep all the GOP-PAC peckerwoods are going to request a refund

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:17 pm

AmVet,

“I say let the corpulent ones dine on each other.”

If you’ve never seen it, I would highly suggest you watch “Eat the Rich”. A hilarious British film.

http://youtu.be/gk3NKyUfuN0

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:19 pm

It was more like the shortstop waved of the pitcher for an easy out.

Steve, PLEASE! Not that again! (grin)

Paul

January 25th, 2012
4:20 pm

We kind of figured Newt would self destruct.

We didn’t see he’d pull the Party down with him.

Selfish, egotistical and a megalomaniac, to boot.

Recon 2533 1811

January 25th, 2012
4:20 pm

Umm, Obama was tied just yesterday in Gallup’s job approval poll. Today and after Obama’s state of the union speech he’s dropped down minus 6 in the Gallup poll. The country is evenly divided on the question is the economic system fair for all?. Half saying it is and half saying it isn’t, however, 62% say it’s fair for them personally. Obama now enjoys the lowest third year approval average than any president with the exception of Jimmy Carter. Jay of course maintains that Obama’s class warfare strategy is working.

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:20 pm

Bruno,

“overlooking jewcowboy’s remark that Republicans have a “repressed oral erotic fixation.”

Sorry you took it personally.

moonbat betty

January 25th, 2012
4:22 pm

Don’t worry about the Newtser, libs.

Just wait until Pelosi releases the details and sexting pics of the sordid affair between her and Newt.

Newt will fold like a cheap suit.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:22 pm

Mrs. G. –

he certainly argues like one

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:22 pm

“yet remain silent toward Midori who does nothing BUT spew personal insults all day.”

Bruno,

Thanks Bruno but you’re not the only one to remark about her repeated personal attacks. About 10 other conservatives have also remarked the same thing. Makes ya wonder how it is that she has never earned the red card.

BTW this mule really does exist. And its name really is cam according to the neighbor. Just not with a K is all. I think I’ll take a photo of me feeding him next time he comes around and post it on here. Cool mule.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 25th, 2012
4:24 pm

Jay: Newt is doing it because he knows it’s working, even in a GOP primary

Oh I would say that it’s working precisely because it’s a GOP primary. As Newt understands better than anyone in politics today, and as the Nazis understood perfectly, to sneak in leftist ideas into a nominally right wing discourse has a slightly “obscene” appeal that crowds eat right up.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:24 pm

oh come now — I certainly spew more than insults.

your pearl clutching just made me spew my iced tea.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

So Thulsa and Bruno,

it’s “cool” when you do it to me, yet it’s “spewing” when I give it right back to you?

who signed that memo? Reagan?

Paul

January 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

jewcowboy

from your link:

“Thanks to a Slate article from December, we know how long it takes to get Callista’ed: four hours. ”

Leno’s gonna have a field day with that……

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

Is that Tommy Smothers blogging?

moonbat betty

January 25th, 2012
4:27 pm

I thought midori only drank ilk and pablum

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:28 pm

and moonbat betty just drinks.

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

Paul,

“Leno’s gonna have a field day with that……”
:lol:
Did you get Callista’ed?

Jay

January 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

Bruno, Ty’s remark was directed at me personally, and I dealt with it on that level. There was no threat of banning or warning involved, because I’m more or less a public figure in this setting and I can handle it.

Others should not have to do so.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

someone made a comment about the Clintons vs the Obamas during the 2008 primaries.

It never, EVER, got as bad as this.

And whoever made that comment KNOWS it.

Paul

January 25th, 2012
4:30 pm

Hi Midori!!!

Shall I prepare the fainting couch?

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

lol, Paul.

*swoooooooooosh*

:lol:

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

it’s “cool” when you do it to me, yet it’s “spewing” when I give it right back to you?

Midori,

Actually almost without fail its you who starts it all off with personal insults. Others just react to it. This isn’t something that’s really even debateable. You know it and every honest person on here con or lib if they want to be honest will acknowledge that its almost always you who starts off with the personal insults. I just end up finishing what you started. And finish I do.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

Midori

I asked for data from that one….still no response.

Oh and BTW I’m proud of you for standing up to the bullies on the blog….

Paul

January 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

jewcowboy

“Did you get Callista’ed?”

HEY! JAY!!! I mean, don’t we have standards around here?!!?

Tom G

January 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

Did Obama use the race or sex card when he ran against Hilliary Clinton in 2008? Just asking?

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:33 pm

ty Mrs. G.

these guys kill me.

they try to play the big, bad “macho” role — and two seconds later they run to Jay whining “Midori’s picking on me”!!!

gimme a break!! :lol:

I’ve taken more of my share of insults from them and didn’t go all Little Bo Peep :)

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

Paul,

“I mean, don’t we have standards around here?!!?”

If we do…I’m outta here ;)

And don’t be embarrassed. I Callista’ed myself earlier. It didn’t take 4 hours though.

Midori

January 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

Midori’s out (for now)

Later folks :)

Recon 2533 1811

January 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

Actually almost without fail its you who starts it all off with personal insults. Others just react to it. This isn’t something that’s really even debateable.”

Doomy, I’ll second that for you.

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

Oh and BTW I’m proud of you for standing up to the bullies on the blog….

You’re not “standing up to a bully” when you’re the one intiating the conflict.

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

jewcowboy, it looks great. Ribald. Irreverent. English.

Right up my alley…

BADA BING

January 25th, 2012
4:35 pm

There sure were a lot of 1%ers in the room last night when the pres was complaining about 1%ers.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 25th, 2012
4:37 pm

Hoping ByteMe will bubble back up here so I can go mano a mano with him about his amazing news earlier today that Europe is technically bankrupt.

I think there are quite a lot of investors that would be interested on getting in on the tip and I’m sure ByteMe could reap a windfall and head to bask in the Caribbean sun for his brilliant scoop.

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:37 pm

Recon- you, me, Bruno, and probably a few other conservatives who have yet to read about this. Its quite noticeable.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:38 pm

Thulsa

I see it very differently than you do Thulsa.

Very differently indeed.

Do you really mean “initiating the conflict” as you do that regularly.

As in this exchange.

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:40 pm

If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved. ~J. Russell Lynes (Or was it Thomas Jefferson?)

JOE Cool

January 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

Tick, Tick, Tick..

Stevie Ray

January 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

RECON,

I’m not shocked you got no play on the swill-merchants drop in the Gallup polls…none of these folks want to discuss this, BO’s facination with droning, BO’s bedmates Goldman, Citibank, all telecons, unions and the list goes on…Here’s the funny part, his bedmates are the same as Bush et al. In fact, I was reading yesterday that the UNIONS are giving money to one GOP guy so the other who they think can compete with dillweed doesn’t win….

Jay

January 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

Like a bunch of third graders in here.

Grow up people.

Granny Godzilla

January 25th, 2012
4:42 pm

Thulsa

“Sure ya did. After all that’s why Lil Larry Bailout isn’t on here anymore. Ya couldn’t handle the medicine he dished back at ya a few months ago.”

.

Nobody expected :THE MIDORI MADE ME DO IT DEFENSE

Fluffy pillows at the ready troops!

jewcowboy

January 25th, 2012
4:42 pm

“Like a bunch of third graders in here.”

It’s because we no longer get a nap time. And I resent that…I’m more like a 9th grader.

Thomas

January 25th, 2012
4:43 pm

Midoris earlier comment to me- GG- Midori does need defending though- I am sure he appreciates it-

what “facts” would that be?

that you both are one step removed from being functionally illiterate?

Thulsa Doom

January 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

“As in this exchange”

Did I insult you in my response to your post? That would be a NO.

Granny, we all rant on each other left and right- you do, I do, darn near all of us do. But she’s about the only person that has to make an insult out of darn near every post. I can’t ever remember an intelligible post coming from her regarding a policy perspective. All I see from her is nasty little comments and insults. And I think I speak for several cons on here in stating that.

barking frog

January 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

Jay-Like a bunch of third graders in here. Grow up people.
Yeh cause you’re gonna be here til you’re 18.-President Obama

Recon 2533 1811

January 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

Stevie Ray, wouldn’t surprise me.

Stevie Ray

January 25th, 2012
4:45 pm

RECON,

You gotta love it..who was it here earlier suggesting BO “hit it outta the park”? He was correct about that!

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/21/obamas-2011-gallup-job-approval-rating-lowest-yet/

Maybe the BO talking point groupies should try to get on the gallup poll rolls…

AmVet - Every time a publicly educated neo-con drives on public roads they are Marxists.

January 25th, 2012
4:45 pm

From downstairs, here is something to bring a bit of joy and pride to every American. (See? I’m not always an _______!)

(CNN) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who moved the nation with an improbable comeback after a gunman shot her in the head last year, formally resigned Wednesday in an emotional appearance in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I will recover and will return,” the Arizona Democrat said in a letter read aloud by her friend and colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who fought back tears.

A standing ovation roared across the House chamber for Giffords. Teary-eyed legislators from both parties applauded Giffords as she submitted her letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, who also fought back tears.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Giffords the “brightest star among us.”

“She has brought the word ‘dignity’ to new heights by her courage,” Pelosi said. “You will be missed in the House of Representatives.”

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/politics/gabrielle-giffords/index.html?hpt=hp_t1