Newt Gingrich, Nathan Deal to talk states’ rights

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich will be meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal at 2 p.m. Thursday in the state Capitol to talk about a joint project asserting states’ rights under the Tenth Amendment, a Deal spokesman said this afternoon.

Don’t look for any announcement of Gingrich’s presidential intentions to come out of the meeting. “We aren’t having anything to do with anything else,” Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said – although his boss has already indicated he’ll support Gingrich should he run.

ABC News reported this morning that Gingrich’s announcement will come by Friday.

Robinson wouldn’t add any information about the meeting topic, except to say that the topic was federalism, and had a connection with Gingrich’s American Solutions organization.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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pn

March 1st, 2011
1:52 pm

Gingrich is spewing more idiotic demagoguery and our governor is buying into it.
Things keep getting more bizarre here in GA.

bart

March 1st, 2011
2:17 pm

Surely Deal has better sense than to jump on the bandwagon of a serial adulterer, a hypocrite, a demagogue, and an egomaniac like Gingrich.

A Conservative Voice

March 1st, 2011
2:17 pm

@pn

March 1st, 2011
1:52 pm
Gingrich is spewing more idiotic demagoguery and our governor is buying into it.
Things keep getting more bizarre here in GA.

pn – You haven’t even heard what he’s gonna say and you’re calling “him” an idiot? Me thinks when you use that word, you should look in the mirror

pn

March 1st, 2011
2:39 pm

“States’ Rights” is a coded phrase that carries decades of baggage.
It is always a hot button phrase and often asserted by those who would challenge the legitimacy of the U.S. Government.
It has been a favorite rabble-rousing phrase of demagogues in the South.
I believe that Gingrich may well be a sort of demagogue who will do or say anything to obtain power. I have watched him in action for many years.
This blog is for political opinion and, ideally, reasonable discourse. These are functions sanctioned under our First Amendment, and critical to democracy.
Most media now are hesitant to criticize or directly, negatively characterize politicians, for fear of offending their corporate ownership or the politicians who might turn on them.
I cannot fathom who will protect us from demagogues if we no longer have crusading newspapers or old-fashioned muckraking journalism.
But someone must challenge perceived demagogues, or we will be overrun with them.
I hope that I am wrong about Gingrich, for the sake of our country.

Question Man

March 1st, 2011
2:53 pm

Doesn’t it seem that Gingrich is sowing seeds of discontent and destruction? Will Governor Deal realize the traps and dangers that lie ahead if he tows the lines Gingrich wants him to tow?

phil

March 1st, 2011
3:30 pm

Can’t believe Newt would let a crooked, tax raising moron on his bandwagon.

findog

March 1st, 2011
4:00 pm

States Rights now is the, “No MARTA Expansion,” of the seventies and eighties
Separate and equal will not be enough, it will have to be separately unequal before Newt and Nathan will be convinced that we have returned to those magical times of the 1950’s Mayberry…

GJJR

March 1st, 2011
4:05 pm

The Republicans leaders in Georgia have the intelligence of a full adult special ed class. Newt is the teacher and the idiot that introduced the “birther” bill is the para-professional in the class. Only because the president is an African American do they want to find a reason to see documents. I am so sick of this. Personally, I think we should have seen George W and George H’s birth certificates, as well as transcript from college. We finally have an intelligent and eloquent president and these nuts want to see documents of birth. Well, when Arnold Schwarzenegger runs for president then we can ask for a birth certificate. I think Hawaii is a state and that is where Obama was born.

MC

March 1st, 2011
4:30 pm

bart those are two peas in a pod except Deal is a hell of a lot dumber than Newt. And undoubtedly more crooked.

the teacha

March 1st, 2011
4:33 pm

go republicans go. The more they run after non issues, the sooner they will look like rookies. Reps are in a rebuilding year, they have all but guarenteed an Obama second term. What happened to thoughtful small biz conservatives. Imagine what would happen if Palen got a boob job!

atlmom

March 1st, 2011
4:49 pm

but bart…those are all the personality traits of great leaders. We seem to think that our leaders need to be perfect – when great leaders typically have great flaws…and have throughout history.

A Conservative Voice

March 1st, 2011
5:11 pm

@pn

March 1st, 2011
2:39 pm
challenge the legitimacy of the U.S. Government.

The legitimacy of the U. S. Government should be challenged. If not, we will cease to exist in a few years because of our debt, national and local. States Rights IS “a coded word” meaning…..Washington, you’ve gone too far……we’re taking over.

golly gee whiz Jim

March 1st, 2011
5:17 pm

that’s some headline you wrote there!

bart

March 1st, 2011
5:32 pm

Well, atlmom, what a sad state of affairs when we cannot find a moral, ethical person who is a strong leader. I may be naive and idealistic but I am holding out hope. That doesn’t mean he or she should be perfect; obviously, there are no perfect people. I just would hope it would be somebody who didn’t ask his first wife for a divorce right after cancer surgery because he was having an affair with his second wife and who divorced his second wife because he was having an affair with his third wife who was also a staff member of his…and all the while trying to impeach Clinton for also having an affair. I’ll grant you Gingrich is smart, but I cannot trust the Presidency to someone who makes so many poor choices in his life and who is such a hypocrite and liar.

ramzad

March 1st, 2011
5:35 pm

Nathan& Newt: Don’t they sound like the two odious brothers who dropped out of high school and whose house the girls would not pass by themselves- even during daylight?

cam

March 1st, 2011
5:36 pm

No, Conservative Voice, States’ Rights means being able to discriminate against anybody we damn well please, especially if they are a different color, religion, or unlike us in any way we deem “inappropriate.”

ramzad

March 1st, 2011
5:37 pm

After 300 years, Georgia continues to be an international embarrassment.

The Oddball

March 1st, 2011
5:42 pm

“Conservative Voice”:

I know its fun playing with make-believe ideas like “challenging the legitimacy of the federal government.” But it’s time to get real.

Unless, of course, you like the kind of government they have in places like Yemen or the Balkans.

GaBlue

March 1st, 2011
5:51 pm

Soooo… is there another secession in the works? That would be a darned shame.

Z

March 1st, 2011
6:19 pm

O Geezzz, Newt the tewt probably has tired of his 3rd and needs to go to Washington to check out the new blood..

William C Smith

March 1st, 2011
6:28 pm

States rights supporters are like the bad family members. They tell you on a regular basis that they hate you, and don’t need your sorry help. But the first time a problem happens they are at the front door with hat in hand begging for money.

Red Hill Rebel

March 1st, 2011
6:30 pm

For all you states rights haters…your free to move to at any time.
And please do !

SOU. GA . IRISH

March 1st, 2011
9:01 pm

I’ve known Newt since he first ran for congress forty years ago. He was, is, and will alwa
I’ve known Newt for forty years. He was, is and forever will be a pompous, supercilious egomaniac, who
has never had an unexpressed thought. He said in a retrospective on his tenure as speaker that he felt
encumbered by the mundane activities of day to day leadership and functioned better as an
“intellectual gladfly”. AND THIS GUY WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT! ! !
A Newt/Milf republican ticket will ensure another Obama term and a possible democrat retaking of the
House.

pompous, supercilious egomaniac, who has never had an unexpressed thought. He said in a retrospective on his

BillyTheKid

March 2nd, 2011
3:22 pm

Nathan Deal is trying to take away the Senior Tax exemption just passed last year. Deal wants to raise taxes on our seniors retirement income. Way to go Retartians

Christopher Walk-In

March 2nd, 2011
6:57 pm

Newt Gingrich is Greg Stilson. One he takes office he will sign an Executive Order for “More Cowbell”!