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Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:18 PM

 

Newt Goes Full ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Against Romney

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/newt-goes-full-occupy-wall-street-against-romney.php

MANCHESTER, NH — “You have to ask the question, is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and then walk off with the money?”

Who said it — Elizabeth Warren? Dennis Kucinich? Noam Chomsky?

Not quite, that was Newt Gingrich talking to reporters at an energy company in Manchester on Monday about his new effort to paint Mitt Romney as a greedy one-percenter who finds “clever legal ways” to go about “looting a company” while screwing over its workers.

Gingrich’s argument against Romney over Bain’s history of downsizing has become increasingly similar to the Occupy Wall Street crowd’s criticism of the financial system, let alone national Democrats. Compare his latest attacks to, say, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is spearheading the party’s current anti-Romney effort.

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Reply Newt Goes Full ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Against Romney (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 OP
Graybeard Jan 2012 #1
Matariki Jan 2012 #2
Richardo Jan 2012 #12
tabatha Jan 2012 #3
Rozlee Jan 2012 #14
ge626dfil Jan 2012 #28
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #4
AlbertCat Jan 2012 #31
targetpractice Jan 2012 #5
CoffeeCat Jan 2012 #16
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #6
emulatorloo Jan 2012 #7
DJ13 Jan 2012 #8
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #9
phasma ex machina Jan 2012 #26
ge626dfil Jan 2012 #33
Rozlee Jan 2012 #13
Iliyah Jan 2012 #10
aquart Jan 2012 #11
CoffeeCat Jan 2012 #15
Populist_Prole Jan 2012 #17
workinclasszero Jan 2012 #18
CTyankee Jan 2012 #19
workinclasszero Jan 2012 #21
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2012 #23
katty Jan 2012 #20
certainot Jan 2012 #22
underpants Jan 2012 #24
DissedByBush Jan 2012 #25
Crunchy Frog Jan 2012 #27
DCBob Jan 2012 #29
nxylas Jan 2012 #30
truth2power Jan 2012 #32

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:25 PM

1. Perry too. He's calling Bain "vultures".

Who'd a thunk it????

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. Wow. I hope that the Republican primary is a LONG drawn out affair

without a clear winner until the very end (if then). Because I would LOVE to see them having this conversation, which you know will change once a candidate is selected.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

12. They picked a bad election cycle to eliminate 'winner take all' primaries.

Delicious.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:29 PM

3. Citizens United became Republicans Disunited

Hopefully, truth will be free to poke its head out now and again.

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Response to tabatha (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:59 PM

14. You got that right.

Just like the tea party swung them too far to the right and gave them a gaggle of presidential candidates that might be too unpalatable to the general electorate, Citizens United has wound up shooting them in the foot. Republicans never learn. They keep forgetting the number one rule about creating monsters: monsters invariably turn on their creators.

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Response to tabatha (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:09 AM

28. +100

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:34 PM

4. HA! Takes one to know one!

 

"a greedy one-percenter who finds 'clever legal ways' to go about 'looting a company' while screwing over its workers."

Kind of like what Newt has always done to America and Americans!

Fuck you Newt!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 09:13 AM

31. Kind of like what Newt has always done

 

Hell... he did it to CONGRESS!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:34 PM

5. I love Newt's narcissism...

He'll destroy the Republican party until he's satisfied his reputation has been restored.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

16. You know what is even more interesting...

...the tea partiers and the arch-right wing (freezers) don't like Romney. They're gunning for Newt. Many of them
can't stand Romney. So--to have Newt say something like this is...fascinating.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:35 PM

6. Next thing you know, Gingrich will be putting up a tent outside the White House.

Gingrich did a lot to ruin capitalism. What a two-faced, nasty man.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. The more people who know about Bain, the better.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:43 PM

8. Never, NEVER .....make Newt angry!

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

9. Ah, the new T-3000...constructed entirely of liquid bullshit.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:12 AM

26. You're warm but it's actually made from the most plentiful substance in the universe - Newt's ego.

It's only too easy for one to confuse Newt's ego with liquid bullshit.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 01:45 PM

33. haha

 

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

13. You rock.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. By next month

all the goppers will be focusing on Pres O.

I believe Mitten will destroy himself because he has foot in mouth syndrome. Many gop voters will not hold their nose for him because number one - they believe his religion is a cult. My brother and his friends who are all conservative goppers will not vote for him and will wait for 2016.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

11. This is delicious.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 03:25 PM

15. Woweee, zoweee! At any time during this interview...

...did Newt start chanting, "I *AM* the ninety-nine percent! I said, I *AM* the ninety-nine percent!!"?

Just curious.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

17. Newt moving the conversation to the left...I love it!

Can you hear the gear teeth being stripped from the GOP/RW machine? Beautiful music, that.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

18. Amazing what a bunch of stone cold liars these teabaggers are!

 

Just weeks ago, Newt was slamming Occupy and calling them lazy dirty hippy socialists/communists and now?

Abracadabra! He turns right around and uses some of the same anti capitalist arguments as Occupy!

Gee Newt did your private polling reveal the towering hatred of the 1% wall street bastards that most Americans now have?

Welcome to the club you filthy lyin hypocrite!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 04:28 PM

19. To me, this shows how effective Occupy has been. Pukes are running scared.

It shows you that just by showing up and telling the truth loudly and firmly again and again and again, in every place possible and getting media attention, is a winning strategy.

The repuke house of cards is beginning to crumble...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 05:44 PM

21. Totally agree...occupy everything! /nt

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

23. Did you see the pic of the day?

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 04:38 PM

20. yup, Dems have become the poster child for the abused kid that is beaten down everytime

they utter the obvious truth about the reality of conditions and events. the GOP, however, is uttering 'pearls of wisdom' everytime they open their stupid pie holes.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 05:50 PM

22. a week ago limbaugh was dissing romney now defending him, equating newt with OWS

and obama and elizabeth warren!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

24. I think they may be watering that point down before the general election

that way all the MSM can say "Okay that has already been covered"

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 11:09 PM

25. They're making our fight for us

 

We knew Romney was job-killing scum long ago, but it would be hard to get the right wing to believe it.

Now one of the right wing's stars is telling the truth.

I wonder if we can just rebroadcast these in the general election after the Republicans have started trying to suppress them.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:21 AM

27. Good.

The loonies won't listen to us, but they will listen to him. Go gett'im Grinchie!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 06:20 AM

29. Funny Newt is going this route..

He is really pissing off the RW. Love it!

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Response to DCBob (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

30. He's practically writing Obama's campaign for him

Has he even thought ahead to after the primary season is over? Or will his ego not allow him to consider the possibility that he might not be the nominee?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 09:52 AM

32. Oh...NOW Newtie wants to critique the Capitalist system...

Depends on whose ox is being gored, I guess.

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