Up for Debate: Gingrich rolls into town

Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:48pm

What is your reaction from Newt Gingrich's stop in Nashville on Monday? Can he make a solid case against President Barack Obama on the gas price situation?

44 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 6:31

"Gingrich rolls into town..." That says it. Fatso wants to "Colonize the Moon" in 8 years. He was talking at Cape Canaveral.
Now, in Nashville, he'll probably say Gibson Guitar got shafted by the Obama government and the USA deserves all the endangered wood we can cut.
Romney was again in touch with "the people" of Michigan saying his wife owned "a couple of Cadillacs" and he "personally knew several NASCAR owners".
Both these guys are complete idiots if they think they can win the Presidency.

By: Loner on 2/28/12 at 7:06

Good morning, Nashville!

The Adelsons have pumped more money into the Super-PAC backing the Newt...maybe they know something that we don't?

Hey, if I had a rich tycoon, like Mr. Adelson, backing me, I'd stay in the race no matter what....five-star hotels every night....world class meals every day...first class airfare all over the country...sure beats working for a living.

Work that idiot, Newt, work him good.

By: Loner on 2/28/12 at 7:14

Fresh board and cogent comments here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ap-source-israel-will-keep-us-out-of-the-loop-if-it-decides-to-strike-irans-nuclear-program/2012/02/28/gIQAtlQSfR_allComments.html?ctab=all_&#weighIn

Netanyahu is going to keep Obama "in the dark" vis a vis Israel's war plans concerning Iran....to give the US plausible deniability...isn't that considerate of them?

Obama needs to bitch slap Netanyahu when that A-hole comes to Washington next week...the guy's out of control....or is this all theater? Is Obama secretly coordinating the looming attack? Who's the Commander-In-Chief of US forces...Obama or Bibi?

By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 7:21

I hope Gingrich's "Blonde on Blonde" tour goes further south.

By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 7:24

Loner: If Israel executes a pre-emptive attack on Iran, years before they have this famous "nuclear bomb", the whole region in that side of the planet can go to Hell.
Obama has to make it crystal clear, the USA will NOT get dragged in to another ground war. And the band-aide approach, "provide air support" is off the table, too.
Israel is 100% on it's own.

By: govskeptic on 2/28/12 at 7:34

Fitting that Newt is the topic of conversation on "National Pancake Day".
Our local press didn't give us much about what he had to say, but did
point out our local "occupy" group of homeless hosted the event in their
own backyard, so to speak! No mention as to whether he called for
all to become "Congregation Captains" as the President has just done
in his video to "Africanamericans.barackobama.com"! I can just
image the press outrage if a Republican candidate had a
"Whites for Whomever for President"! Expecting much more of this.

By: BenDover on 2/28/12 at 7:35

So... does anyone else think Newt's latest wife is really the Snow Miser from Year Without a Santa Claus?

By: BenDover on 2/28/12 at 7:39

She did the intro for him at CPAC and it sucked... very flat delivery... bad jokes. Missed opportunity there to have someone more charismatic and popular whip up the crowd for him. I suspect it was her idea... "Yes, dear".
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By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 7:39

No, but from what I hear, she's not much to look at, but can suck a golf ball thru a garden hose. And Uncle Newty appears to be built to have a narrow garden hose.

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 8:24

govskeptic,

You should know AficanAmericans for Obama is okay but if Newt (the boy) called for "Whites for Gingrich" he would be the biggest racist in the USA. That would be logical wouldn't it?

But what if he came out and said "AfricanAmericans for Gingrich"; would that be a racist act?

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 8:30

Obama is not as bad a President as Jimmy Carter but he is really really bad. Newt Gingrich on the other hand would be very helpful to me financially but he is just a bad bad human being.

I hope that I do not have to make a choice between voting for my pocket book or my principles.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 8:32

Dargent7........Your post of 6.39 left out the strong possibility of a very short garden hose as well.

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 8:40

Rasputin72,

Don't you think your vote should logically be for the nation instead of just your 'pocket book? Or don't you have any children or grandchildren you're leaving behind?

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 8:47

Rasputin,

The biggest difference between Carter and Obama id Carter was in that office legally because the American citizens put him in office because Gerald Ford had lied to them when he said he would not pardon Richard Nixon to gain approval. But the first thing he did when he went in office was pardon him. That turned America against Ford on day one.

By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 9:15

All anyone has to know about Uncle "fatso" Newty, is that for 6 years, he had an affair, while married, with Callista. Both are adulterors. Then in 1997 he gets wind of the witch hunt for Bill Clinton's affair w/ Monica. Goes out full bore, all the while engaging in the same behavior.
If that piece of sh** wins anything, I'm moving back to my foreign country of origin, Detroit.
Mitt Romney and myself have a lot in common; both born in the same hospital, Mt. Carmel, since burned down in the '67 riots.
His dad was born in Mexico City, Mexico, my dad was born in Montreal, Canada.
According to "yogi apparatus", neither of us are eligible to become President. At least I know my limitations.

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 9:27

Obviously you don't know much about legitimate limitations, dargent7. You're right, with your dad being a Canadian, unless he had become a naturalized American citizen before you was born, you would not be eligible for the office. With Mitt Romney's father being born in Mexico to American citizens would be immaterial to the fact. Didn't his father become the governor of Michigan (or was it a mayor of a Michigan city?) He could not have taken that office if he was not an American citizen.

And to further your information, you only have to be a natural born citizen to become President or Vice-President of the USA. All other offices you only have to be an American citizen, either native born of naturalized will suffice.

And comparing Newt against Bill Clinton? Consider; Bill was performing his little acts in the Oval Office of our nation. Newt was playing his game at his own home or in a hotel room... or hell, maybe in the back seat of his car. Wonder if it was chauffeur driven?

By: Moonglow1 on 2/28/12 at 9:32

Moonglow1: Loner, check out the following website and you will find many articles about the impending war on Iran among other interesting topics.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/

As far as Gingrich "Rolling into Town." That is about right, roll, baby roll, and he has em, big giant stomach roles, roles of blubber, mouth of blubber, blubbering idiot.

By: Moonglow1 on 2/28/12 at 9:42

Moonglow1: Yogi, you gotta be kidding me. You are actually spending time parsing what acts are worse: Clinton because he did something in the Oval Office and Newt in his bedroom. The fact is, Newt has had three wives and many other "dalliances." Once does not really know where, perhaps in the halls of Congress or in a big office on The Hill, as it Capitol Hill.

Also, Newt was messing around with his teacher, yes his teacher when he was in high school and his teacher later became his first wife. What a loser. The "self proclaimed" historian was not even granted tenure at a small college in AL. So, instead of becoming a plumber, like Joe the Plumber, he became a politician feeding off the largess of Adeleson (the guy with orange hair and big bucks).

http://marriage.about.com/od/politics/a/gingrichn_2.htm

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 10:08

Moonglow1,

Everyone sees the same picture differently, and everyone has different determinations and opinions on the same subject. So which one is close to being right? Only the one in which some of the others agree with.

By: Loner on 2/28/12 at 10:09

Here's a piece about Newt's chief bankroller, Sheldon Adelson...you make the call:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/sheldon-adelson-newt-gingrich-super-pac-winning-our-future_n_1306247.html

Thanks for the link thatyou provided, Moonglow....I'll check it out.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 10:12

Yogiman......If I vote for my pocketbook I can assure that will help iinsure the future of my grandchildren. I know how to make money. What I do not know how to do is to keep the government from taking more than I should pay and give to the underclass.

Republicans reward intelligence,diligence and just plain hard work. Democrats can only be elected by the 47% who pay no income tax.

Under the Republicans I can make enough money to pay for private schools,universities and a gated community to stave off those that are morally unfit. With the democrats in power you have to have two very high IQ's. One to make it and the other to keep the underclass from getting it via government assistance.

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 10:31

I agree with you much, Rasputin72. That's why I'm an Independent. You have too many Republicans in name only.

Which raises questions: Why are the politicians in office for party only instead of the people? And why do the people vote for someone by party only instead of a person wanting the office to represent the people? That's the basis for Independents. There should be more of us.

By: jvh2b on 2/28/12 at 10:37

Rasputin72 - thats easy...just make millions...use all the legal loopholes allowed (due to both parties...don't gimme that dems are commie bull&@*) and then you get taxed at a lower bracket than people making 1000% less than you! Easy!

By: brrrrk on 2/28/12 at 11:02

BenDover said

"So... does anyone else think Newt's latest wife is really the Snow Miser from Year Without a Santa Claus?"

Now that's damned funny..... :-)

By: pswindle on 2/28/12 at 11:40

Newt is not worth a comment.

By: bfra on 2/28/12 at 11:41

pswindle - Most logical comment of the morning!

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 12:43

Yogiman....I wish I could answer your question with academic authority. I cannot.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 12:55

JVH2B.......You really have no idea academically how this world works. Based on your comment alone I would bet that I have more in taxes last year than you have paid in a l ifetime.

You may not know it but 28% of 50,000 dollars is 14,000 dollars. 20% of 800,000 dollars is 160,000 dollars. Over a 10 year period that is $140,000 versus 1.6 million dollars. That money was earned after having never laid off an employee. Provided a 100% health care plan paid for by me for every employee with six months of service. Provided a profit sharing plan that has never failed to contribute to the future retirement of an employee. Accepted fidiciary responsibility for every dime contributed by me and the emplyee. provided paid vacations up to three weeks and 10 paid holidays a year.

In addition I accepted the risks of possible business failure and all loans associated with the growth of that company. Started the company with borrowed money that if the company failed would have wiped my family out.

Don;t give me any horse manure of loop holes. In addition my company paid in most years up to 35% of profits made .

By: Moonglow1 on 2/28/12 at 1:09

Moonglow1: Rasputin, I am betting you are not "wealthy. " In the range of Romney wealth. About .01 % calls the shots in this country. The masses have no voice no power. I believe you probably fall into the category of "the masses. ". However I do know there is big money in this town from CCA and Frist (HCA) so I could be wrong.

By: jvh2b on 2/28/12 at 2:05

Rasputin72 - you clearly need a better accountant.

Yes, in theory, as you make more you pay more...heck if it's a flat tax, if you make more you pay more...I'm not ignorant in basic math.

If you think that the wealthiest are paying a higher % of taxes than my middle class hind end, I also have a bridge to sell you....

By: brrrrk on 2/28/12 at 2:26

Rasputin72 said

"Don;t give me any horse manure of loop holes. In addition my company paid in most years up to 35% of profits made ."

And the key word here (that is assuming that any of this is true) is "profit".

By: brrrrk on 2/28/12 at 2:26

Rasputin72 said

"Don;t give me any horse manure of loop holes. In addition my company paid in most years up to 35% of profits made ."

And the key word here (that is assuming that any of this is true) is "profit".

By: brrrrk on 2/28/12 at 2:27

Oops

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 4:18

oops two times, brrrrk. Ethics recommends you don't accuse anyone of lying unless you know they are.

I presume you never had a class in ethics.

By: Loner on 2/28/12 at 5:20

Happy 4:20 Nashville...I am celebrating with you.

From Trooper in 1977...this one fell through the cracks of time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECU-gK3wjW0

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 6:17

JVH2B.......Yes you are ignorant when it comes to math! That is probably why you do not believe people like me exist.

I do apologize to each of you. I made a bad assumption that I could present reasonable data in same manner that I present to a different and perhaps more intellectually sophisticated audience.

This will run right over your head but repetition is a good teacher. 20% of a very high number is more than 30% of a very low number. What that means is that were it not for people like me the taxes you pay (if any) will not be enough to pay for all of the social programs that are the lifeblood of people like you.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/28/12 at 6:17

JVH2B.......Yes you are ignorant when it comes to math! That is probably why you do not believe people like me exist.

I do apologize to each of you. I made a bad assumption that I could present reasonable data in same manner that I present to a different and perhaps more intellectually sophisticated audience.

This will run right over your head but repetition is a good teacher. 20% of a very high number is more than 30% of a very low number. What that means is that were it not for people like me the taxes you pay (if any) will not be enough to pay for all of the social programs that are the lifeblood of people like you.

By: bfra on 2/28/12 at 6:22

Well now? Are we bragging, complaining or just popping off?

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 6:28

Easy, Rasputin72. Relax and take a deep breath. Not all of us are as stupid as the majority.

And includes the fools in congress that let such a usurper take that office.

I'm happy for anyone's success in business. It means I don't have to give this guvmunt too much in taxes and I'd rather spend my hard earned money on myself instead of that bum that has learned he doesn't have to work becaus guvment will take it from me and give it to him.

By: dargent7 on 2/28/12 at 7:42

yogi...The Speaker of the House is 3rd in line for the Presidency.
I'm quite sure Uncle Newty was chasing Callista around his office desk, in House chambers, on the Senate floor.
Maybe he just did it in the missionary position to satisfy you Republicans.

By: Loner on 2/28/12 at 8:39

By day, Newt grilled Bil Clinton...by night, he drilled Callista...while his wife was far away...And these two lovers would be the POTUS and First Lady?

The Cheater & The Slut....Preserving Family Values....fighting Smut...Sin....Satan.

Now the well-coiffed duo is bankrolled by Sheldon Adelson, the Casino tycoon.

This is quite laughable, IMO.

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 9:46

dargent7,

You say you're "quite sure". What makes you so "quite sure"? You can believe anything you wish, but you shouldn't make a false claim as an accusation unless you're sure.

And from the posts I read from you, what's to make me think it doesn't satisfy you DemocRats? Do you have a different positition?

By: yogiman on 2/28/12 at 9:54

Loner,

If you can call Gingrich's being bankrolled by a man with the money as laughable , you should be laughing 'til your side hurts with your boy Barry's bankrollers. How much has he gotten so far? Only a billion? Or does he still need a couple of million to reach his goal?

By: spooky24 on 2/29/12 at 9:39

If I was in the Presidents shoes not only would I not believe a word Netanyahu has to say I wouldn't trust the Israelis not to backstabbing America with an attack on Iran-prompting unrest in the whole middle east-which of course means more of our brave solders will die.
Obama is doing the right thing-Don't Trust them at all!!

cb