Newt Gingrich Lacerates Mitt Romney Saying “Gifts” Comment was “Insulting and Profoundly Wrong”

Pile of gorgeous gifts

Newt Gingrich Lacerates Mitt Romney Saying “Gifts” Comment was “Insulting and Profoundly Wrong” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He’s baaaack! Newt Gingrich that is. The former presidential candidate lacerated Mitt Romney on his comment about Obama won because he gave gifts to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. Gingrich zinged Romney, telling  Evan Smith that his explanation was “insulting and profoundly wrong.”  Gingrich said,

“He had enough billionaire supporters that if buying the electorate was the key, he could have got all of his super PAC friends together and said, ‘Don’t buy ads, give gifts.'”

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Joshua Green: Newt Gingrich is the Real “Welfare Queen,” Indolent and Undeserving

Newt Gingrich at a political conference in Orl...

Joshua Green: Newt Gingrich is the Real "Welfare Queen," Indolent and Undeserving (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I came across an interesting article dubbing GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich the real Welfare Queen, undeserving and indolent on all fronts. Thankfully, his presidential aspirations are dissipating just as fast as his campaign funds and we won’t be subjected to his hypocritical and self-serving rhetoric.

 Joshua Green:  “But Newt has had a rough go of it since then. He’s fallen back — way, way back. His main source of funding (billionaire Sheldon Adelson) has dried up. His think tank went bankrupt. His campaign is $4.3 million in debt. He doesn’t hold a prayer of beating Mitt Romney, something he has all but conceded. And yet since March 6th, the Secret Service has honored his request for protection at a cost to taxpayers of roughly $40,000 a day (or, to translate that into a metric Newt might favor, enough to supply 13,333 people a day with food stamps). That would yield a tab of more than $5 million were Gingrich to carry out his vow to stay in the race until the Republican convention at the end of August.

But, wait — isn’t Gingrich the same candidate who declared the deficit a profound national crisis and vowed to eliminate it by 2017 using that gimmicky Lean Six Sigma corporate streamlining system created by one of his campaign donors? (Why, yes, he is.) So how can he justify his current status: jobless, deep in debt, no prospects, a drain on public coffers?” Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Funny he should profess his “adoration” for Ronald Reagan, who coined the term welfare queen. I wonder what would Ronnie really think of Newt Gingrich running for the highest office in this country? Would he approve of his mooching off Sheldon Adelson and the system?

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More Trouble for Newt Gingrich as Think Tank Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

More Trouble for Newt Gingrich as Think Tank Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

Another blow to Newt Gingrich’s presidential aspirations comes as his think tank files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The Center for Health Transformation, which reportedly has offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta and St. Louis, filed for bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta Wednesday. Download the filing here.

Emory University political science professor Merle Black said “This ends his campaign. He’ll now be completely on the defensive about this,” the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The center listed estimated liabilities of $1 million to $10 million and 50 to 90 creditors.

But Stefan Passantino, national counsel for the Gingrich campaign, said the bankruptcy didn’t happen on Gingrich’s watch. As part of his preparations to run for president, Gingrich divested himself of any involvement in the think tank’s operations last May, Passantino said. “I don’t think this hurts his ability to run for president,” Passantino said. “If anything, it shows the importance of his leadership while he was there.” Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

No matter how he spins it, this bankruptcy filing comes at a critical juncture for Newt Gingrich in the presidential campaign process as he was shellacked in the last three primaries by wide margins. This bankruptcy filing is further proof that Newt Gingrich isn’t equipped to run this country. If he can’t run his not-for-profit organization, then how can he be trusted to run this country?

Newt Gingrich New Campaign Strategy is to Sabotage Mitt Romney in Tampa at Republican National Convention

Newt Gingrich knows he can’t win the GOP presidential nomination, so he will do the next best thing in his mind — sabotage Mitt Romney any way he can, particularly at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Patricia Murphy:  Newt Gingrich tipped his hand last night at “his campaign’s real strategy, which is no longer to win to nomination outright but to make Mitt Romney lose by denying him the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination before the Republican convention in August.”

“Gingrich has grown increasingly bitter toward Romney throughout the campaign, as the former Massachusetts governor has unloaded a barrage of attacks against the former speaker and, Gingrich believes, hurt his showings at the polls in the process.”

National Journal: “Governor Romney will get at most one out of every three delegates. Once again he will fall dramatically short … I think that the odds against his being able to get 1,144 delegates is very, very high. I think he is more likely to be a front-runner who ends up not finishing the race.” (Quoting Newt Gingrich)

Still think this man is a viable candidate for the White House? If he can’t get his way, he resorts to dirty politics, much like his stint as Speaker of the House. He badmouthed Ronald Reagan then and is acting as though he is the legitimate heir to his legacy. What a narcissist!

Newt Gingrich at a Loss for Words When Confronted by Wolf Blitzer on George W. Bush 2008 Apology for Koran Burning

Republican hypocrisy — Former president George W. Bush apologized for U.S. troops burning Korans (Qurans) in 2008 and I can’t recall hearing any outrage expressed then as we are seeing with Obama’s apology, which he called “inadvertent,” for a similar action. Personally, I don’t believe Bush should have apologized in 2008 and Obama in 2012, but it’s the hypocrisy of the GOP presidential candidates I find despicable. Rick Santorum, who can’t stay on message, said Obama’s apology “shows weakness,” though he admitted the troops’ actions were a mistake, while Newt Gingrich said the president “surrendered.” “There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama’s attention in a negative way,” Gingrich said, “and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period.” Um, exactly what did President George W. Bush do when he apologized?

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Gingrich yesterday if that standard also applies to President Bush, he was at a loss for words. Um, he didn’t realize that we are living in a technological age where everything that’s said and done is captured somewhere and can be pulled out at the drop of a hat. Gingrich’s lame response was, “I wasn’t a presidential candidate at that point.” Wow, HYPOCRISY in all caps. What I find reprehensible is the fact that we have a bunch of mediocre candidates masquerading as presidential material. To all my Republican readers, who support Newt Gingrich, just so you won’t say I’m getting in the muck, here’s the clip of Newt Gingrich waffling when confronted by Wolf Blitzer:

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Poll: Newt Gingrich Most Unpopular Politician in America Right Now

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Poll: Newt Gingrich Most Unpopular Politician in America Right Now (Wikipedia)

GOP presidential hopeful and admitted adulterer Newt Gingrich is the most unpopular person in American politics at this time, according to The Fix.

CNN/Opinion Research poll: 63% of all Americans viewed Gingrich unfavorably, compared to just 25% who saw him in a positive light.

CBS News/New York Times poll: Shows a similar split: 54% view Gingrich unfavorably, compared to 16% who say they feel positively predisposed towards him.

“Those 38-point spreads between his favorable and unfavorable ratings are a new high for Gingrich in the 2012 campaign and tie his worst numbers from 1997, when he faced ethics troubles and a GOP revolt during his time as speaker of the House.”

The problem is Newt Gingrich doesn’t get it and we will continue to be subjected to his hypocrisy. This should come as no surprise to anyone. Newt Gingrich has been unpopular since the day he set foot into Washington D.C.

Newt Gingrich Backer Rick Tyler Blames Democrats for Failing Black Community on Abortion, Education and Poverty

The racial politics continues to emanate from Newt Gingrich’s sputtering campaign. Nothing like picking on blacks to rouse whites. Rick Tyler, a senior strategist for pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future Super PAC, accused MSNBC Tuesday night of race-baiting and blamed Democrats for failing the black community on the issues of abortion, education and poverty. Tyler said, “The Democrats have failed in the public schools with the African-Americans, they abort their babies, they’ve done nothing to lift them out of poverty. I hear all the time the Democrats have these great intentions, but their policies fail.” Rev. Al Sharpton was on the panel and I know he was foaming at the mouth to hear that mess. So, let me get this straight, whites work and lift themselves up by the bootstraps, but blacks are so dependent on entitlements to get ahead. That’s the picture they want to paint to scare whites into voting for Newt Gingrich. Sorry, but I hate to rain on Rick Tyler’s parade — I am black and have never been on welfare, had an abortion or live in poverty. The Republicans, Democrats and the so-called black leaders have failed the black community.

“Maybe we have good intentions too, but our policies haven’t been tried. … Maybe we should try our policies, that put people back to work and not [just] give them a handout, tell them to live in public housing, shut up, collect a check, and vote for Democrats,” he continued.

Tyler was responding to charges that Newt Gingrich was being racist because he criticized President Obama as an “entertainer-in-chief” and a “food stamp president.”

Tyler went on to suggest that the African-American community doesn’t have many role models, at least in movies from Hollywood.

“We just showed this movie, ‘Red Tails’ across the state in Jacksonville, you know who showed up? Military families. You know what color they were? They were African-American. You know who they brought? Their kids. Finally Hollywood made a movie with patriotic African-American role models. They don’t have any,” he said, referring to the new World War II epic about the Tuskegee Airmen. Source: Politico

Why not improve the schools in the inner cities and encourage more young black males to stay in school to get an education? Kicking the can down the road and blaming the other side won’t solve the problems. There is also the element of personal responsibility and more families should make a concerted effort to improve their lot in life. Newt Gingrich may be right on certain aspects but to continue to call President Obama the ‘food stamp president’ is offensive to the black community and he should exercise some sensitivity instead of doubling down.

As for the role models in Hollywood, we have very few but some good ones — Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Angela Bassett, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Viola Davis, CCH Pounder, Loretta Devine, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Octavia Spencer, S. Epatha Merkerson, Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Charles Dutton, Will Smith, Danny Glovere and many others. Tyler Perry’s Madea isn’t what the black experience is all about, in case Rick Tyler doesn’t know. When the industry stops being racist, then maybe we can see more blacks play substantive roles in movies and not be relegated to playing maids.  The racial politics and constant whining from Newt Gingrich and his backers aren’t going to win an election. We want substance, not race-baiting.

Newt Gingrich Should Step Aside and Let Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Battle it Out for Presidential Nomination

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Newt Gingrich Should Step Aside and Let Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Battle it Out for Presidential Nomination (Wikipedia)

End of the road for Newt Gingrich? If we could be so lucky. Dana Milbank seems to think the writing is on the wall for the erratic egomaniac.

Dana Milbank on Gingrich’s Florida hijinks “Sunday night at a Hyatt bar in Jacksonville, Newt Gingrich approached a table of reporters to announce that a new poll would put him within striking distance of Mitt Romney. “It’s hard to know what the most pitiful part was: That a presidential candidate was whiling away the night at a hotel bar …? That he felt the need to do his own spinning? That the survey he was spinning was a ‘robo-poll’ done by machines? Or that the pollster who did it used to work for Gingrich?” Other polls actually show Romney pulling way ahead, but that hasn’t stopped Gingrich from deceptively citing older polls on the trail or making “religion-bating” references to accuse Romney of mistreating Jews and Catholics, or generally provoking the media, Milbank recounts. Gingrich “said there shouldn’t be ‘any doubt’ that he will remain in the race after Florida. ‘The establishment in both parties is terrified,’ he boasted. Well, at least the Republicans are.”

I didn’t realize the U.S. now has official religions. Um, this is coming from the man who wants to build a colony on the moon, oblivious to the fact that such as feat would be an enormous financial undertaking, which speaks indirectly to the kind of administration he would lead. This is also the same man who erroneously said Nancy Reagan implied her husband had passed the torch on to him to lead the Reagan conservative movement. Newt Gingrich also erroneously announced yesterday that a “brand new poll” had shown a tied race. Newt Gingrich thrives on stirring up dissension based on racial politics.

He accused Mitt Romney of discriminating against Catholics and Jews saying, “I think we need to have a government that respects our religions. “I’m really tired of being lectured about respecting every other religion on the planet. I want them to respect our religions.” Here’s my two cents, it’s time for Newt Gingrich to respect American voters like you and I. He needs to step aside and let Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battle it out for the nominee. He can’t beat Barack Obama. Well, Santorum can’t either, but he’s more of a conservative in my viewpoint, than Newt Gingrich ever will be.

In closing, the endorsement from Herman Cain and the half-way endorsement from Sarah Palin amount to absolutely nothing. In fact, I would consider both to be the kiss of death for his campaign. Who really takes either seriously?

Drudge Report Continues Attack on Newt Gingrich: Pat Buchanan Says Reagan White House Saw Him as a “Political Opportunist”

The Drudge Report continues its attack on Newt Gingrich, linking to more Republicans unloading on the presidential hopeful. Pat Buchanan, who has credibility issues of his own, says the Reagan White House saw Newt Gingrich as a “political opportunist” and someone who was “not trusted.” Um, this is the same Newt Gingrich who Nancy Reagan said her husband passed the baton to. Either Nancy Reagan has dementia or she didn’t know as much about the Reagan White House as she claimed.

“[I]n the Reagan White House, Newt Gingrich was considered quite frankly by a lot of folks to be something of a political opportunist and who was not trusted and who had played no role whatsoever,” Buchanan said. “He was a Rockefeller Republican in the great Goldwater-Rockefeller battle, where conservatism came of age.”

Buchanan also theorized that Gingrich stumbled in two debates this week because he was caught off guard by all these people who turned on him.

“I do think this, though. Newt has been pounded merciously,” Buchanan said. “He had people he worked with basically turn on him and dump on him down there in Florida, which somehow I think may have had some role in the fact that the great fighter and battler of South Carolina had no fight in him whatsoever in the Monday and Thursday debates in Florida.’

“He let Mitt Romney punch him silly. And he has lost all his momentum. And John, I’m not going to make any predictions because I thought the battler of South Carolina would win Florida, but Romney is surging and it looks like Romney may win Florida. And if he does, it’s all over.” Source: Daily Caller

Here’s a list of links from The Drudge Report slamming Newt Gingrich:

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Joe Scarborough: Newt Gingrich Called Reagan Approach to Soviet Union an Utter Failure, Dismissed Reaganomics

More former colleagues of Newt Gingrich are panning his presidential aspirations on the basis of his arrogance and hypocrisy as Speaker of the House. NJ Gov. Chris Christie was right when he said the “past is prologue” in a scathing rebuke of Gingrich last weekend. Well, Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” is the latest former colleague of Newt Gingrich to give his two cents in an opinion column that appeared on, and it’s pretty scathing.

Joe Scarborough:  “Let’s be clear: Gingrich is an important figure. Regardless of what happens in Florida and beyond, he will be remembered as the man who brought the Reagan Revolution to Congress. Yet it will also be recorded that Newt compared the Great Reagan with Neville Chamberlain, dismissed Reaganomics as flawed and called Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union an utter failure a few years before the U.S.S.R. was relegated to the dustbin of history.

These unpleasant facts do not stop Newt from trying to embrace the same policies he once denounced (one wonders if he even remembers the contradictions at this point), but that’s what makes my former colleague so fascinating. And so troubling.”

Either Nancy Reagan was duped into thinking Newt Gingrich stood for something or she’s a really gullible woman who fell for Newt Gingrich’s jive talk. Yes, I said it, jive talk. Clearly Ronald Reagan didn’t pass the torch to a man who ridiculed the essence of this presidency.

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