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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:59 AM

Newt: Self-Deportation Comment ‘Fatal’ To Romney



SAHIL KAPUR 10:43 AM EST, SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2013

Newt Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week" roundtable that Mitt Romney's campaign was sunk by remarks calling for "self-deportation" of undocumented immigrants and potraying 47 percent of Americans as dependent on government.

"I (think) that and the 47 percent comment were fatal," said Gingrich, who Romney defeated in the primary.

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Reply Newt: Self-Deportation Comment ‘Fatal’ To Romney (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #1
pangaia Feb 2013 #2
DonViejo Feb 2013 #9
Rozlee Feb 2013 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #4
secondwind Feb 2013 #5
quaker bill Feb 2013 #6
kairos12 Feb 2013 #7
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #8
NHDEMFORLIFE Feb 2013 #10
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:41 AM

1. Hypocrite. Gingrich would have said the same thing if Romney hadn't said it first.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM

2. And this is news because.. ???

DonViejo-- My comment is not aimed at you but rather the stupid media that puts this sick slimeball in front of a TV camera.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:35 PM

9. I understand, not a problem nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:14 PM

3. So says the guy...

that compared Spanish to the language of the barrio and stated that poor children that live in the inner city (hint: African-Americans and Hispanics) have lazy parents. Newt, don't you have another trophy wife to go trolling for?

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:57 PM

4. Don't forget too

that he was "dog-whistling" about President Obama being a "Food Stamp President"? Newt was/is a nasty piece of work himself, maybe even nastier.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:03 PM

5. Not as fatal as Gingrich was.... who obviously didn't beat Romney.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:11 PM

6. It is the delusion they like

They do enjoy deluding themselves with "failed candidates". They really like to think Romney had a chance and if it were not for a couple of personal failings, would now be President.

Not a single one of them ever had a serious shot. This was going to be a 4 to 5 percent losing race, with the possibility of going to a 7 to 9 percent loss if they had chosen worse. Romney did as well as they could have done.

The comments Newt brings up would have been blown off as mistakes except that they reinforced what the majority already believed to be true. The reason they did damage is because the majority was ready to believe this about any republican, and there it was in bold. The problem was and remains that people are still just as ready to believe it at the first sign. Republicans dug this hole and no one over there is backfilling it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:30 PM

7. Seamus was fatal to Rmoney--revealed his character widely

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:12 PM

8. Romney was just trying to sound nuttier than Newt

and screwed himself up in the process.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:50 PM

10. You stay convinced, Newt

This loathsome being is one of the many, many Republican leaders who are deluding themselves as to why the President won reelection, why the Democratic Party gained in the Senate and made at least some headway in the House.
They keep grasping at the hollow reeds that grow tall in every election, especially in our current state of 24/7 media churn. Those remarks did, no doubt, hurt Romney, but did not decide the election. Neither did the hurricane, or any other alibi they have offered.
The Republican Party is bleeding because no one in it has the guts to call out the Tea Party loonies who are driving their bus over the cliff, or to actually attempt to govern.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:12 PM

11. Romney was 'fatal' to Romney

end of story

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