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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:44 PM

Newt: Republicans Need To Be A “Happy Party”

Source: BuzzFeed


Takes a shot at Romney over 47 percent comments.

posted on January 24, 2013 at 2:49pm EST

CHARLOTTE — Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich channelled his inner Bobby McFerrin and encouraged Republicans to "be a happy party."

Speaking at the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, the former presidential candidate said the GOP needs to engage with Americans where they are, encouraging Republicans to appear on television shows that most Americans watch — like his cameo appearance on "Parks and Recreation." "We need to find a thousand ways to be happy…I was just on Parks and Recreation," Gingrich said, in a Newt-esque segue. Following an appearance together on the Tonight Show, Newt recalled his wife "Callista sent Snooki an elephant. The elephant now sits on the couch in the show."

As the Republican Party gathers to recover from its defeat in the 2012 election, Newt encouraged radical change to how the party communicates. "We are not going to become the governing party of America…with some mid-course correction," he said.

Gingrich took a shot at the Mitt Romney's 47 percent comments, saying that the Republican Party will only return to winning elections by reaching out to all Americans. "I would like to say to every consultant in the party: If you think you are going to target less than 100 percent of the country you're not going to get any of our business," he said.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/newt-republicans-need-to-be-a-happy-party

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winter is coming Jan 2013 #1
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BeyondGeography Jan 2013 #3
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #4
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #5
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #6
Flashmann Jan 2013 #7
rocktivity Jan 2013 #8
Zorro Jan 2013 #9
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #10
JHB Jan 2013 #11
roguevalley Jan 2013 #12
Historic NY Jan 2013 #13
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #14
Kolesar Jan 2013 #16
TXDemoGal Jan 2013 #15
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Remmah2 Jan 2013 #18
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:46 PM

1. Oh, I pretty much feel they're "targeting" 99% of us.

Is is just me or does this sound like another, "we just need better PR" message?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:48 PM

2. Happy Face Newtie - yet another Republican Chickenhawk FAIL Artiste

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:49 PM

3. Nothing like hearing about the big tent from a guy who called Obama the Food Stamp President

Newt did as much if not more race baiting than anyone last year. Do they hear themselves/realize people are listening?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:53 PM

4. welcome aboard winter

that exactly what I hear .... how can we reach the "n word" and the "SP--S".?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:54 PM

5. But they are happy screwing the poor, minorities, women and kids.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:55 PM

6. Only if Newt Gingrich gets a new body and a facelift

And a new personality

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:59 PM

7. Republicans need to be happy party??..

Huh!......I thought they already were......Gun happy.....Conspiracy happy....Money happy...Phony outrage happy.....Lie happy....War happy.....Racism happy....Homophobically happy....Gender inequity happy.....

Good lord,how happy can they reasonably be expected to be??.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:19 PM

8. That can't happen as long as you're a member, Newt

Following an appearance together on the Tonight Show, Newt recalled his wife "Callista sent Snooki an elephant. The elephant now sits on the couch in the show."

Was Snooki the host? And if not, how did the Tonight Show end up with it? If Snooki sent it, isn't that the OPPOSITE of making someone "happy?"


rocktivity

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:52 PM

9. This asshole is one of the primary reasons for the decline in political civility in government

and the lack of social progress in this country.

The world will be a much better place when Newt takes his well-deserved dirt nap.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:44 PM

10. We need Newtie in the public eye.

This is how the American people have come to understand just how ridiculous the republicans are. As long as we can keep him from hunting giraffes of course.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:47 PM

11. Newt translated: we need to blow smoke up asses better

They've basically fully adopted Newt's playbook from his time in congress: say any crap that ges your herd stampeding against Democrats. Now that his strategy is petering out, he's suggesting more of the same, just with a smiley face pasted on?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:52 PM

12. funny how they think shit isn't shit if they call it something else and dress it in ribbons

they are as shallow as can be,

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:35 PM

13. Better start feeding drugs then to the ...

angry old white men.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:23 AM

14. The Republicans' message is irrelevant today.

It's hard for them to admit it, but that is their problem.

They need to support the President, and stop regressing, trying to move backward into an imagined past that never happened and certainly is not going to happen now.

Poor folks. I wish they would stop wasting the nation's time on their neurotic, attention-seeking antics.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:30 AM

16. nice summary..eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:35 AM

15. Please proceed, Mr. Gingrich

They are all about choosing which shade of lipstick to put on the pig today.

And I confess...I am enjoying the spectacle of their ongoing implosion just a LITTLE too much!

Keep talking, Newt. The more you're out in front of the public reminding them that this is still the same old Rethuglican party, the better!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:36 AM

17. The Republican party won't win over the majority of people.....

until they get rid of all the old dinosaurs like you, Newt. Oh, and the old dinosaur ideas like yours.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:14 AM

18. Republicans are like in-laws.

 

Never going to be happy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:52 AM

19. They're already Monty Python's Silly Party

And they're getting sillier by the minute!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:35 AM

20. It's more fun to be angry and bitter

That's where conservatives feel most comfortable.

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