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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:40 PM

Why a Gingrich nomination scares me.

Hell, Gingrich even being considered a viable candidate by a notable percentage of GOP primary voters is scary to me. Gingrich's popularity is frightening because it is based almost completely on resentment. People aren't voting FOR Gingrich, they are voting AGAINST Obama and the Democratic party. What does Gingrich stand for? What can he DO for this country? What on earth would make him attractive enough to earn someone's vote? Nothing positive and that's scary. The politics of hate are beginning to take hold and it should make all of us a little nervous. If Gingrich wins the Republican nomination, it is going to be a really bad sign for the GOP and that's a really bad thing for all of us. It means that for a significant portion of our electorate, ugliness trumps substance. It would mean that there are a lot of people out there who don't mind throwing this country under a bus as long as they get to hear their bitterest feelings vented loudly on the national stage. And it means that for reasons that really aren't quite clear to me, a lot of people simply HATE Barack Obama. I honestly don't understand it. He has done the typical Democrat twist and tried to appease as many people as possible; sometimes in the face of his own base's disapproval. But a big chunk of Republicans despise him as a man and as a leader. I can only think of a few reasons to so completely hate Barack Obama: A) Racism B) listening to and believing hate radio and Faux News C) Racism. I think a lot of people's problems with Obama are a combination of A & C with a little B thrown in to agitate things.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

1. Yes, emotion (ugly emotion) based, not fact based.

Gingrich knows he cannot win on facts and reputation.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:07 PM

2. Gingrich will not win

2012 presidential election will be: Obama vs Romney.

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Response to da_decider (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:31 PM

3. Are you willing to be me $10,000 on that?

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:55 PM

4. I don't get the visceral hatred expressed by the right towards President Obama

It's so OTT sometimes it's hard to believe that they don't hate him simply for being black, Democratic, or POTUS- or all three. Their anger and hatred has no rational basis like, say, we had regarding Bush/Cheney. I keep trying to figure out what Obama has done/hasn't done that's been so awful for our country and could have possibly offended these people so badly- but I keep drawing a blank (aside from the three things I previously mentioned).
I didn't get the right's visceral hatred of President Clinton either.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:17 PM

8. Carefully cultivated hatred.

Remember, Rush, Beck, and their cohorts were slandering Obama before the man was even sworn into office. With they type of propaganda that would have made Goebbels proud.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

13. What's so hard to believe? They can't stand a black person in the White House..

Racism..pure and simple

In a way, I am glad people from all walks of life are seeing this..for some maybe the first time..

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. I think Axelrod has been spending about a yr

preparing for Mittens. I think they would be pissed if Newt won the nomination. I think they have all the goods on Mittens

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Response to Thrill (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:59 AM

16. They have Newtie's BAGGAGE full ready too.

Not just the baggage, but the full train also.

Do not doubt it.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. People aren't voting FOR Gingrich, they are voting AGAINST Obama and the Democratic party.

 

Its not like we haven't seen this before, they voted against Kerry in 2004 and they voted against Obama in 2008. The rethugs weren't happy with John McCain in 08, the far right was voting against having the first black president. We just have to make sure we get everybody out to the polls to vote in Nov, no matter who their nominee is. To be honest, Noot doesn't stand a chance against Obama. Mittens is more competition.

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Response to Obamacare (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:12 PM

7. Actually they are voting for hate.

They are clueless about the issues.. they just hate liberals, hate having a black family in the WH, and hate not being in power.

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:51 PM

9. Why a Gingrich nomination doesn't scare me.

Some numbers:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/01/president-obamas-new-numbers-look-great/47763/


America (55% or so at least) isn't anywhere near that stupid.

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Response to IFOWONCO (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

10. Yes, but its still not good to have such a evil hateful person given such a high profile position.

If he is the nominee America will have to listen to his disgusting spewings non-stop for months and months. That is not good for anyone.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:03 PM

11. Exactly

And what it says about the level of ignorance and hatred in this country is appalling to me.

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Response to IFOWONCO (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:21 AM

15. Welcome to DU!

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Response to renie408 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

12. Gallup reporting Grinch within moe of Obama.

 

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Response to Kwarg (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

14. And everybody knows that polls taken ten months out are never wrong.

Right now people are not paying attention. Do you honestly think that if Gingrich won the nomination he would stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning the GE? Seriously? How many people do you think really know the Gingrich history? How many people know he married his high school geometry teacher, took her the divorce papers while she was in the hospital fighting cancer, married the woman he had been screwing behind her back, then dumped HER when she was battling MS to marry the woman he had been screwing around behind her back with? Forget the fact that he is straight up batshit nuts and so hard to get along with he can't keep staff and that he has no friends. Anywhere. You think Bain Capitol is a problem? Try Freddie Mac on for size. How many people will vote for Gingrich when they play clip after clip after clip of him saying some of the ugliest, meanest, CRAZIEST crap you can think of? How many people are going to get excited about hiring poor students to perform janitorial services at the local school? Just ask Joe Scarborough. He has said that Gingrich is a 'bad guy' and a death sentence for the GOP. Gingrich is the GOP's worst nightmare and I half believe that is exactly why he is running. To tell them FU for turning on him after a bad election cycle and forcing him to resign as Speaker of the House. Please trust me when I say that Democrats will LOVE YOU for nominating Newt.

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