Newt Gingrich withdrawal now delayed until Wednesday

Both CNN and Fox News are reporting this morning that Newt Gingrich will postpone by 24 hours his formal withdrawal from the GOP presidential contest.

He had been expected to make a Washington D.C. announcement on Tuesday. Now, the networks, say he’ll exit on Wednesday. Neither network offered an explanation for the delay. CNN has the following:

Gingrich is expected to express his support for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The two spoke by phone last week, a Gingrich spokesman said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Shine

April 29th, 2012
12:08 pm

Newt will endorse Obama……the best choice.

Dawgs of Anarchy

April 29th, 2012
12:29 pm

Obama is the best choice? President who got us in a 16 trillion dollar debt with nothing to show for it? The President who is taking states to court for assisting the federal government in immigration issues? The President who is directly responsible for the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry? The President who pissed away half a billon on Solendra? The President who wants control of our health? Best choice my A$$, Romney 2012!!!!!!!!!!!

snoqualmiepass

April 29th, 2012
12:35 pm

Leaving the campaign millions in debt, tries to registar in Utah with a $500 check that bounced…
Big idea guy, broke, huge ego…. an unvarnished authoritian conservative… yeah I guess the country doesn’t want such a nasty little man… so Mittens takes it all.. except there is little enthusiasm for this blue chip nominee… just ask the students at Liberty U how they feel about Mittens… ” a member of a cult” is how they describe him.. I;ve got the popcorn out, this is real entertainment.

Dawgs of Anarchy

April 29th, 2012
12:50 pm

Funny how you idiot liberals are going to jump all over the Mormon faith, yet gave your guy a pass on that scumbag Rev. Wright. I promise you in Romney NEVER heard that kind of garbage spewed from the pulpit in the Mormon Church.

Look before I leap...

April 29th, 2012
1:05 pm

Thanks Newt, for the extra $30k in Secret Service protection costs.
I suspect he is just being pissy since Obama took a shot at him at last night’s WHCA dinner.

honested

April 29th, 2012
1:10 pm

The political equivalent of a ‘guns & roses revival tour’ comes to an end.

What if you wasted money on a political campaign and nobody noticed?

honested

April 29th, 2012
1:11 pm

dawgs…..

Hold onto the past.
A plan that is serving this state so well.

Fred in DeKalb

April 29th, 2012
2:15 pm

Dawgs of Anarchy, are you repeating the Faux News talking points about how the deficit got to where it is? I bet you don’t have an idea what makes us the deficit. It you did, you would stop repeating those lies.

Real Athens

April 29th, 2012
2:29 pm

C’mon, A Dawg. No one gave Jeremiah Wright a pass. He’s an idiot, from a long line of idiots. Your comments are a little hypocritical considering the all the Kenyan Muslim hoopla that has passed as honest discourse.

Personally, I can care less where someone goes to church. It’s none of my business. But in my opinion, the only difference between Joseph Smith and L. Ron Hubbard is about 100 years.

snoqualmiepass

April 29th, 2012
2:55 pm

I’m not jumping all over Mittens, just review his past. As a Member of LDS, as a Bishop in the Church which is a leadership role. In that role maybe he could tell us why his church baptizes dead Jews after many Jewish organization have asked LDS Church to stop and after LDS has signd a pledge not to do so and broken it…. So the next question would be, as a leader in the church…. how many dead Jews have you personally baptized? I think this answere speaks to his ethical and moral underpinnings.

adavis62

April 29th, 2012
9:00 pm

I voted for the President when he ran 4 years ago. He has made mistakes, what President has not? But let’s be honest, he walked into a mess, and there’s no way he could have cleaned this up in 4 years. Things are trying to reverse itself, but if Congress doesn’t help one way or another what chance does he have? If Romey is elected and Congress goes back to the Dem’s and the Sen. stays the same he and his policies don’t stand a chance either. So wake up people, stop saying President Obama did this and didn’t do that, they all did this and that!

Newt is nuts

April 29th, 2012
9:57 pm

Jim, stop covering Newt. No one cares any more.

Dawgs of Anarchy

April 29th, 2012
10:51 pm

Hey Fred in Dekalb, I realize Bush used deficit spending, but the fact is Obama has QUADRUPLED down on it. Never said I was a fan of W either. He was a progressive LITE. And I love how you dog FNC every chance you get for their conservative bias, yet dont care at all about the obvious liberal/Dem bias at ABC,NBC,CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, etc…. The only reason FNC has such high ratings is they are the ONLY major media outlet who slants right. IF JOURNALISTS had been objective over the last 50 years, FNC would not be so dominate.

Fred in DeKalb

April 29th, 2012
11:01 pm

Dawgs of Anarchy, following is a post submitted by Elizabeth in the GetSchooled blog. When you get a chance, let me know what you disagree with….
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I think that you, and perhaps others, have been misinformed as to what has contributed to our 14 trillion dollar debt. On the “Chris Matthews Show,” July 27, 2011, Bruce Bartlett, former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, under President George H. W. Bush, gave the specific breakdown – in chart form – for that 14 trillion dollar debt. Here it is:
—————————————————————–
Recession Expenses = 2.0 Trillion
Obama’s Policies = 1.4 Trillion
Bush’s policies = 4.0 Trillion (wars, drugs’ entitlement)
Bush’s tax cuts = 3.0 Trillion
Social Security, etc. = 3.6 Trillion
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Total Debt = 14.0 Trillion
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Notice that 1/2 of the 14 trillion debt has come from Bush’s tax cuts and policies; only 1.4 trillion has come from Obama’s policies.
Bartlett also said that under Reagan capital gains’ tax was at 28%, and that today it is only at 15%.
Bartlett recommended returning to Clinton tax rates, as had Alan Greenspan, earlier.
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Also, readers need to understand the basic reason behind the Republican impetus, under President Bush, to create their tax cut. Republicans had wanted, since the New Deal, to cut into social programs such as Social Security but they knew Americans would not approve, so they implemented a plan to increase the deficit, through tax cuts so that, then, they would have an excuse to tell Americans that there was a need to cut entitlements. Please read the entire article in the link below, entitled, “The Bankruptcy Boys” by Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, to understand this more fully:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/opinion/22krugman.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Paul%20Krugman,%20The%20Bankruptcy%20Boys,%202/22/10&st=Search
Here are the last two paragraphs of that Krugman column, published February 21, 2010 in the New York Times. Notice especially Krugman’s last line.
“At this point, then, Republicans insist that the deficit must be eliminated, but they’re not willing either to raise taxes or to support cuts in any major government programs. And they’re not willing to participate in serious bipartisan discussions, either, because that might force them to explain their plan — and there isn’t any plan, except to regain power.
But there is a kind of logic to the current Republican position: in effect, the party is doubling down on starve-the-beast. Depriving the government of revenue, it turns out, wasn’t enough to push politicians into dismantling the welfare state. So now the de facto strategy is to oppose any responsible action until we are in the midst of a fiscal catastrophe. You read it here first.”

Question Man

April 29th, 2012
11:13 pm

Do people care about what Newt does? Didn’t surprisingly few choose to vote for him in the primaries?

honested

April 29th, 2012
11:21 pm

Fred in Dekalb…

Now that ‘austerity’ has given England the title of ‘first in double dip’ how long do you think the repug mantra of ‘debt and deficit’ will continue?

Krugman, Reich and even Lester Thurow 30 years ago have been spot on right while the smiling shower takers of trickle-down have been flat wrong.

Only the voters have to wake up and read the numbers.

Maybe this year…….

Shine

April 29th, 2012
11:41 pm

Obama got us 16 trillion in debt? lmao! And the kooks who defend the GOP wonder why nobody believes the garbage they spew but gullible sheeples.

Dawgs of Anarchy

April 30th, 2012
12:55 am

•30.6% of the turnaround took place in the Bush Republican Years (2001 through 2006) with an annual average of $612 billion.
•15.2% took place in the Bush Democrat-controlled years (2007 and 2008) with an annual average of $914 billion.
•54.1% took place since Obama became President (in early 2009) with an annual average of $2.167 trillion.

And here is a further breakdown of the numbers:


$8.605 trillion of the $12.03 trillion* turnaround accrued due to Legislative changes such as new spending, new programs and the “cost” of tax cuts. The rest accrued due to economic and technical changes, such as recessions.


20.3% ($1.750 trillion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to the increased outlays and reduced income of the 2001, 2003, and 2004 Bush Tax Cuts of which billions went to expand the Child Tax Credits for the poor and reducing tax rates for the Middle Class.


4.54% ($391 billion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to the cost and reduced revenue of the 2010 Tax Act passed in the Lame Duck session.


3.03% ($261 billion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to tax changes of the American Recovery and Restoration Act (better known as The Stimulus).


Combining the “cost” of all tax changes since 2001 (including the 2001, 2003, 2004 Bush Tax Cuts for the rich, middle class, and the poor; the Stimulus and Lame Duck Session tax provisions), amounts to $2.402 trillion dollars; which is only 27.9% of the Surplus-to-Deficit swing that accrued due to Legislative Action through the last eleven years. Additionally, the $2.40 trillion is only twenty percent of the total Surplus-to-Deficit swing of since 2001.


Some Context: The total $2.402 trillion “cost” of all tax changes since 2001 (which includes changes for the poor, middle class and ’95% of working Americans’ as Obama likes to say), amounts to an annual average “cost” of $218.45 billion, which is only 15.9% of the average annual $1.368 trillion deficits the US has in the last three budgets (2009, 2010 and 2011).


The Medicare Prescription Drug Program added $272 billion through 2011.

•30.6% of the turnaround took place in the Bush Republican Years (2001 through 2006) with an annual average of $612 billion.
•15.2% took place in the Bush Democrat-controlled years (2007 and 2008) with an annual average of $914 billion.
•54.1% took place since Obama became President (in early 2009) with an annual average of $2.167 trillion.

And here is a further breakdown of the numbers:


$8.605 trillion of the $12.03 trillion* turnaround accrued due to Legislative changes such as new spending, new programs and the “cost” of tax cuts. The rest accrued due to economic and technical changes, such as recessions.


20.3% ($1.750 trillion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to the increased outlays and reduced income of the 2001, 2003, and 2004 Bush Tax Cuts of which billions went to expand the Child Tax Credits for the poor and reducing tax rates for the Middle Class.


4.54% ($391 billion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to the cost and reduced revenue of the 2010 Tax Act passed in the Lame Duck session.


3.03% ($261 billion) of the $8.60 trillion Legislative Turnaround is due to tax changes of the American Recovery and Restoration Act (better known as The Stimulus).


Combining the “cost” of all tax changes since 2001 (including the 2001, 2003, 2004 Bush Tax Cuts for the rich, middle class, and the poor; the Stimulus and Lame Duck Session tax provisions), amounts to $2.402 trillion dollars; which is only 27.9% of the Surplus-to-Deficit swing that accrued due to Legislative Action through the last eleven years. Additionally, the $2.40 trillion is only twenty percent of the total Surplus-to-Deficit swing of since 2001.


Some Context: The total $2.402 trillion “cost” of all tax changes since 2001 (which includes changes for the poor, middle class and ’95% of working Americans’ as Obama likes to say), amounts to an annual average “cost” of $218.45 billion, which is only 15.9% of the average annual $1.368 trillion deficits the US has in the last three budgets (2009, 2010 and 2011).


The Medicare Prescription Drug Program added $272 billion through 2011.

So, Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid, Ms. Pelosi and, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, the next time you think about laying all of the blame for our debt at the feet Bush you might want to chew on the bitter fruit of facts first.

Fred, if you heard it on MSNBC, it MUST be true!!!!!! And you have the grapefruits to attempt to call out FNC, HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you get a “tingle up your leg” when you hear Obama speak too? Or just when you present misinformation from Chris “everybody who does not agree with Obama IS a racist” Matthews?

Dawgs of Anarchy

April 30th, 2012
1:08 am

I still cannot believe Fred ripped FNC, then quoted Chris Matthews and Paul Krugman, two of the biggest biased commentators (NEITHER CAN EVEN REMOTELY BE CALLED JOURNALISTS) in the media. What a joke. Whats next, honest reports from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Adrianna Huffington? When the “blame everything on Bush” goes sour, you going to start blaming Nixon and Reagan? Epic failure on your part.

Bill Orvis White

April 30th, 2012
6:18 am

Speaker Gingrich made the honorable Governor Willard “Mitt” Romney an even better candidate who WILL be in the Oval Office come January 2013.
Amen,
Bill

junbug

April 30th, 2012
6:41 am

Four more years of nobama and America as we know it will be gone forever.

Bob

April 30th, 2012
8:06 am

The worst egomaniac in national politics. He HAS to have the attention and drags it out forever. This sad, delusional person needs to go home and stay home. We don’t even want any more of his books, much less have him in national politics….. Just go now!

honested

April 30th, 2012
8:20 am

dawgs,

Do your funders also supply you with the ‘wrong-wing number twister?

You tap that out like there is a hint of truth to it but I know you must be smart enough to know better.

AtlJack

April 30th, 2012
2:57 pm

Newt is doing what he has always done… what’s good for Newt… the stall is this keeps people taking about him (narcissists LOVE this) and it gives him time to blackmail the Romney campaign for money to pay Newt’ bills… his Vega billionaire sugar daddy has stopping writing million dollar checks for Newt..