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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

Newt demands that debate audiences should be allowed to be raucous

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/gingrich-says-he-will-skip-debates-if-audiences-cant-participate/?smid=tw-thecaucus&seid=auto

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Mr. Gingrich, a former House speaker, on Tuesday morning threatened not participate in any future debates with audiences that have been instructed to be silent. That was the case on Monday, when Brian Williams of NBC News asked the audience of about 500 people who assembled for a debate in Tampa to hold their applause until the commercial breaks.

In an interview with the morning show “Fox and Friends,” Mr. Gingrich said NBC’s rules amounted to stifling free speech. In what has become a standard line of attack for his anti-establishment campaign, Mr. Gingrich blamed the media for trying to silence a dissenting point of view.
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What do you expect from someone whose natural habitat is the gutter? He wants audiences to be able to jeer American soldiers if they don't tote the party line, yell "LET HIM DIE" about people without health coverage, and make other loud sentiments that would embarrass any civilized candidate.

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Reply Newt demands that debate audiences should be allowed to be raucous (Original post)
Hugabear Jan 2012 OP
monmouth Jan 2012 #1
arcane1 Jan 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #3
bullwinkle428 Jan 2012 #4
appleannie1 Jan 2012 #5
nykym Jan 2012 #6
grasswire Jan 2012 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2012 #13
arbusto_baboso Jan 2012 #8
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #9
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #10
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #11
Octafish Jan 2012 #12
AtomicKitten Jan 2012 #14
Jello Biafra Jan 2012 #15
Ganja Ninja Jan 2012 #16
Erose999 Jan 2012 #19
Ganja Ninja Jan 2012 #21
T S Justly Jan 2012 #17
Erose999 Jan 2012 #18
TwilightGardener Jan 2012 #20

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:01 PM

1. His arrogance is one of the loudest things about him...n/t

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. I hope they call him on his bullshit bluff!

Anyone know who is hosting the next debate?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. There has not been any 'debates'

It has just been entertainment and free advertising
Not very good entertainment, but entertainment

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

4. Politics as pro wrestling - this will be Newt's legacy in American political history.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

5. That could blow up in his puffy face. Gather about a thousand Democrats and get

in line early. They boo and groan with every lie that comes out of his sewer hole.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:24 PM

6. Sounds like Newt favors

the Jerry Springer debate format!

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Response to nykym (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:40 PM

7. Jerry Springer should offer to host a debate

Really.

It would make good press.

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Response to nykym (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

13. The participants could whack each other with folding chairs.

Though Newt would probably cry.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:52 PM

8. How about hecklers?

Because I'd ATTEND a debate simply to heckle Newt.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:53 PM

9. If this is what the newter wants...

then if he becomes the nominee I would think that he would not remove anyone from "discussing" is politics or candidacy in any of his appearances on the campaign trail. Can't stifle "free" speech now, can we?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

10. This proves he is a narcissist.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

11. Just wanted to add a codicle about the gop m.o. at campaign appearances:

On October 27, 1988 Then VP George Bush was campaigning for president. He came to Tacoma, Washington. WA was a swing state at the time. He originally wanted his appearance at the University of Puget Sound fieldhouse but because he wasn't willing to have dialogue they told him to take his show elsewhere. He went to the Tacoma Pavillion downtown instead. It was a very closed and controlled audience. Because myself and 6 others were unbknown at the time, we got into the event. We began to aks questions...as we did so, we were hit, spit upon, I lost my glasses and was slapped and who gets arrested? Us! We did! But this time it also got out of control and Bush had to end his appearance early and leave. Since then a GOP presidential nominee has not campaigned as the nominee inside the city limits of Tacoma. Most often IF they come to Pice County they have an event on the airbace of Army base just south of the city.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:05 PM

12. Worked in Germany.

Back in 1933.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

14. Caligula Gingrich prefers to pander to a raucous audience.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

15. Newt needs to be "Mic Checked"...n/t

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

16. How about a couple of debates in Utah instead of the deep south?

Lets see if Newt's smarmy ass can get away with the crap he's pulling when the audience is full of Mormons instead of Evangelicals.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

19. Wouldn't Mormons favor a candidate who approves of open marriage though?

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:59 PM

21. I'm not sure Polygamy and open marrige are the same thing. n/t

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

17. Surprised a beer hall style pusch hasn't broken out, yet. (nt)

 

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

18. Why haven't these fuckers been MIC CHECKED? Its not like there has been a shortage of televised


debates. I want Mic Checks, glitterbombs, surprise unscripted questions, etc etc.

These "debates" so far have just been an Orwellian "2 hours of hate" from the GOOP establishment. John King should have stuck the infidelity question on Newt, as well as his "food stamp" racist comments. But he backed off and let the GinGrinch have it. The corporate/mainstream media is not going to ask the REAL questions, and its important that we not let the GOP control these debates.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:55 PM

20. Is his staff filling the audience with his fans, or something?

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