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Friday, January 27, 2012

IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN


By Ann Coulter

November 16, 2011



So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic. 

In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts -- one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized "poverty pimps," and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros' candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing in public with the Rev. Al Sharpton to promote nonspecific education reform; and calling Paul Ryan's plan to save Social Security "right-wing social engineering," we found out this week that Gingrich was a recipient of Freddie Mac political money. 

(Even I will admit, however, that Newt was great when he was chairman of GOPAC back in the '90s with Gay Gaines at the helm.) 

Although Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- the institutions most responsible for the nation's current financial crisis -- were almost entirely Democratic cash cows, they managed to dirty up enough Republicans to make it seem like bipartisan corruption. 

Democrats sucked hundreds of millions of dollars out of these institutions: Franklin Raines, $90 million; Jamie Gorelick, $26.4 million; Jim Johnson, $20 million. 

By contrast, Republicans came cheap. For the amazingly good price of only $300,000 apiece, Fannie and Freddie bought the good will of former Reps. Vin Weber, R-Minn., Susan Molinari, R-N.Y., and Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.* Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., was even cheaper at $240,000. 

[*Correction: After Gingrich admitted last week to receiving $300,000 from Freddie, we found out this week that it was actually closer to $1.6 million.] 

So now conservatives shy away from denouncing these crooked organizations for fear of running into Vin Weber at a cocktail party. 

Sorry, guys -- on the plus side, you're millionaires, but on the downside, you've earned the contempt of your fellow man. 

The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to keep Republicans fighting, allowing Democrats to get a four-month jump on us. 

Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney. 


Read more...........  http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2011-11-16.html

Who Won the Florida Republican Debate? Mitt Romney Surging, Rick Santorum Second, Newt Gingrich Falling



Jesse Merkel

This past Monday during the NBC Republican debate, Mitt Romney brought a gun to a knife fight. Tonight at the CNN debate, he brought a tank. Gone are the days of Romney being the ultimate relaxed and cool candidate. Many Romney enthusiasts (myself included) are saying one thing: Finally!



The debate began with an intense discussion on immigration. When Gingrich attempted to hit Romney hard about deporting "grandmas." Romney rightly shot back by saying that the problem is not "eleven million grandmas." Romney cited on how his father was born in Mexico and his wife's mother was both in Wales, and called Gingrich "repulsive" for calling Romney anti-immigrant.



When Gingrich attempted to take down Romney by saying that he held stock in Fannie and Freddie. Romney didn’t blink. He hit back about having his investments made in blind trust. A lot of people with Romney’s wealth rely on blind trusts, and Romney did so to avoid conflicts of interest.



Romney defended his wealth and diversified portfolio, much to the chagrin of those who lead the charge on class warfare. When it came to discussing reigning in expenses, Mitt took a diplomatic approach to spending, talking about wanting to increase the space program, while making sure not to promise too much. Talking about only helping NASA to a point is risky when in Florida, but he said it cordially.

Read more......................................  http://www.policymic.com/articles/3666/who-won-the-florida-republican-debate-mitt-romney-surging-rick-santorum-second-newt-gingrich-falling

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Five Things From the State Of the Union That Just Don't Add Up


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Cheaper Energy, Just Without The Keystone Pipeline
A good chunk of Obama's SOTU address touched on the subject of furthering the production of American energy, while also making energy more affordable in the meantime. President Obama failed to mention in his address that he recently killed the Keystone Pipeline project, a project that would have provided over 20,000 jobs, and allow the U.S. to obtain oil from a close ally, all at a cheaper price. Why did he do this? Apparently to curry favor with people like Daryl Hannah.
He also did not mention that billionaire Obama supporter Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will do extremely well in the wake of the Keystone Pipeline cancellation. A railroad company owned by Berkshire Hathaway transports the oil currently being produced in North Dakota. While moving oil by railway is more dangerous than by pipeline, it will certainly help Buffet make a pretty penny.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

After S.C. Primary, It's a Three-Way Horse Race Between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum


Perhaps Rick Santorum said it best: “Three states. Three different winners. What a great country.”
Saturday night's results shattered all precedents, when Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary after being badly beaten during the first two contests. Rick Santorum won a last-minute decision in Iowa and Mitt Romney soundly trounced the competition in New Hampshire. Ron Paul has yet to make it on the scoreboard.
In the eyes of many, this is now a three-man race.
So much emphasis was placed on South Carolina, especially during the last 10 days. The victor of South Carolina has gone on to win the GOP nomination every time since 1980. In addition, no one has won the South Carolina primary without winning one of the first two contests (Iowa and New Hampshire).
During the primary coverage on Saturday night, Republican mastermind and Fox News contributor Karl Rove talked about how South Carolina had come to be the tiebreaker. One person would win Iowa while another would win New Hampshire. South Carolina would break the tie, sending the winner soaring with momentum.
All of the K Street consultants today are standing on their heads, no doubt trying to figure out why Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum didn’t come out of South Carolina with the nomination wrapped up. To everyone else, it’s just getting good.
Now that the first three are here and gone, the remaining candidates will set their sights onto the first big state in the competition: Florida, a state with a smaller evangelical population and where retail politics don’t matter as much as money and organization. Despite having half of their delegates stripped by the RNC for moving their primary up, a victory in Florida will propel the winner to striking distance of the nomination.
But wait, there’s more. There are nine contests over the next six weeks, and ten more on March 6, better known as ‘Super Tuesday.’ Of those 19, eight were won by Mitt Romney won four years ago. Two others are ones that he came in second. With his organizational and fundraising prowess, not to mention an apparent new direct attack plan towards Gingrich, only a fool would count him out.
Santorum has the social conservative credentials to appeal to stalwarts across the nation. However, a lack of money and multi-state organization could become painfully evident once Florida is over.

South Carolina primary: Mitt Romney heightens Newt Gingrich attack in concession




From Politico / Read more......  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71770.html

Friday, January 20, 2012

Newt Gingrich bad-mouths Ronald Reagan in 1988....


Romney to Gingrich: Release your ethics report


Romney to Gingrich: Release your ethics report
January 20th, 2012
02:25 PM ET




Gilbert, South Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney opened up a new line of attack against his main South Carolina rival Newt Gingrich Friday, calling on the former speaker to release the full report from the ethics investigation that led to his downfall in Congress.
"You know it's going to get out before the general election. He ought to get it out now," Romney said on Friday.
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Gingrich was reprimanded by the House and ordered to pay a $300,000 penalty in 1997 for violating an ethics rule. The episode marked the first time in the nation's history a speaker was penalized by Congress.
Romney urged Gingrich to make the full ethics report available to South Carolina voters before Saturday's primary.
"I wouldn't release things piecemeal. Do it all at once," he told reporters after an event in Gilbert, South Carolina.
A Gingrich spokesman brushed off the attack and said the report is already available to read online.
"Mitt should go to Thomas at the Library of Congress website and search 'already been released' and read the report in the Congressional record," R.C. Hammond said.
The report appears on the Library of Congress web site as well as thewebsite of the House Ethics Committee.
Romney's communications director said the governor was calling on Gingrich to release underlying documents he had provided to the ethics committee during the investigation.
"Given Speaker Gingrich's newfound interest in disclosure and transparency, and his concern about an 'October surprise,' he should authorize the release of the complete record of the ethics proceedings against him," Gail Gitcho said.
"We know from Newt's own statements that he turned over a million pages of documents. Nancy Pelosi, who sat on the ethics committee, said that this information contains damaging information. Nancy Pelosi is gleeful over the information she has on Speaker Gingrich, and Speaker Gingrich is concerned enough to threaten her with a rules violation. If Nancy Pelosi has this information, Barack Obama has this information."
The former Massachusetts governor recently faced disclosure questions of his own, as reporters pressed him on his varying responses on when he would release his tax records.
"I've indicated that I will release my tax returns. I'll do so when they're prepared which would be April, first, middle part of April and then they'll all come out at one time," Romney said.
He added that there would be multiple returns released.
"There will be more than one year. I don't know the exact number," Romney said.     
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NEWT GINGRICH " I'M A WILSONIAN

I wonder what Glenn Beck would say about this!

Monday, January 16, 2012

ROMNEY SURGES




American Research Group, Inc.
Florida
Likely Republican
Primary Voters
Jan 13-15
2012
Gingrich25%
Huntsman5%
Paul8%
Perry3%
Romney42%
Santorum9%
Other1%
Undecided8%



Mitt Romney has jumped into a wide lead in the Florida Republican presidential primary. Romney leads with 42%, followed by Newt Gingrich with 25%, Rick Santorum with 9%, and Ron Paul with 8%.
Romney leads among registered Republicans with 42% and is followed by Gingrich with 27%, Santorum with 8%, and Paul with 6%.
Romney leads with 37% among likely Republican primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party, followed by Gingrich with 22% and Santorum with 15%. Among likely primary voters saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, Romney leads with 45%, followed by Gingrich with 27% and Paul with 10%.
Gingrich leads with 34% among men, followed by Romney with 30% and Santorum with 10%. Romney leads with 56% among women, followed by Gingrich with 27% and Paul with 10%.

Read more.............  http://americanresearchgroup.com/pres2012/primary/rep/fl/

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Watch Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Primary Victory Speech


Mitt Romney is a True Conservative, His Moderate Reputation is Not Deserved


  Mitt Romney should be going bald from all of the head scratching that must be taking place. Four years ago he was the conservative’s choice. Pundits likeRush Limbaugh lauded him as the most conservative in the field, and he was decried as the person who was too conservative to win. Senator John McCain, (R-Ariz) who became the eventual nominee, was declared to be the only one who could win. (Remember how well that worked out?)
Now Romney is a RINO (Republican In Name Only), Liberal, and the epitome of the Washington establishment (Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul had more than 20 years in Washington, Santorum had 16, while Romney spent none in Washington, but who’s counting?). Mitt Romney has spent no time in elected office in D.C., especially when compared to his competitors, and just because some in the D.C. establishment are backing him, does not make him one of them any more than a former Speaker, or Senate leader.
True, Romney was a more liberal guy when he was younger, and yes he has grown more conservative as he has gotten older. If libertarian and Tea Party conservatives are going to hang someone for that, are they then precluding the possibility that anyone can grow, change their mind, learn, and discover new things? Maybe it appears too convenient, but others have followed a similar path, including Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Romney Derangement Syndrome



Romney Derangement Syndrome 
His GOP adversaries are criticizing private-sector success.
By Avik Roy
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Mitt Romney at Bain & Co. in 1993

Avik Roy A number of commentators have been remarking on how rarely Mitt Romney gets attacked by his opponents in the GOP debates. What’s even more remarkable is what the other candidates are attacking Romney for. Instead of calling Romney to account for his health-policy mistakes, they’re going after him for his . . . successful business career?Romneycare, by far the largest problem with Romney’s record, was barely discussed in the last two debates. Perhaps this is because both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have previously supported the individual mandate —Santorum in the 1990s, and Gingrich as recently as May 2011 — neutralizing their effectiveness as anti-Romneycare crusaders. But this problem has led Santorum and Gingrich to attack Romney for the things conservatives should most appreciate about him.
A number of commentators have been remarking on how rarely Mitt Romney gets attacked by his opponents in the GOP debates. What’s even more remarkable is what the other candidates are attacking Romney for. Instead of calling Romney to account for his health-policy mistakes, they’re going after him for his . . . successful business career?
Romneycare, by far the largest problem with Romney’s record, was barely discussed in the last two debates. Perhaps this is because both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have previously supported the individual mandate —Santorum in the 1990s, and Gingrich as recently as May 2011 — neutralizing their effectiveness as anti-Romneycare crusaders. But this problem has led Santorum and Gingrich to attack Romney for the things conservatives should most appreciate about him.

First, Santorum and Gingrich knocked Romney for his “pious baloney” about having a career in the private sector. Romney declined to run for reelection as governor of Massachusetts in 2006, clearly because his poll numbers were bad. He was, after all, a pro-life, budget-cutting Republican governor in one of the country’s most liberal states, in a terrible year for Republicans. (Before you shout, “But Romneycare!” remember that Romneycare was Romney’s most popular achievement in Massachusetts. It’s the rest of his record that liberal Bay Staters didn’t like.).....  Read more,   http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/287565/romney-derangement-syndrome-avik-roy

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