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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 12:12 PM
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Gingrich Worries About GOP Chances in Nov.
Edited on Sun Apr-16-06 12:12 PM by ProSense

Gingrich Worries About GOP Chances in Nov.

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer
3 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an architect of the Republican takeover of the House in 1994, says incumbents sometimes forget they are in office to change the government, not to be changed by it.

And he is worried that the GOP is in for a bad time in the fall elections.


An AP-Ipsos poll this month found that just 30 percent of the public approves of the job performance of the GOP-led Congress. By a 49-33 margin, the public favored Democrats over Republicans when asked which party should control Congress. That was the largest margin the Democrats have enjoyed in AP-Ipsos polling.

"I think it's very dangerous to stay on defense when you get these kinds of numbers," Gingrich said. "I would hope they would take a real message to the American people, which is not about general direction. It's about performance and it's about specific components of what they're doing."

Gingrich was critical of the failure of immigration legislation in the Senate to reflect what he called the nation's desire for border control and other stringent measures. He also questioned the extent of the hurricane recovery in New Orleans.


Newt doesn't realize that defense is part of the GOP's problem.

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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 12:16 PM
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1. Who is "they" Mr. Gingrinch? "They" is you.
You are one of the leading policy architects of "they" which makes you complicit in the catastrophic failure called the Gingrich Revolution.

Piss off pasty white man, you own "them."
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 12:30 PM
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2. Message to Newt
Guess what? Nobody cares what you think. Your actions in the past have proven what a repulsive man you are. What is happening now is the direct result of the plan you concocted over a decade ago.

You are a dried up has-been in politics. No one really gives a shit what you think any more.

You are disgusting, and a poor excuse of a human being.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 12:42 PM
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3. I think Mr. Gingivitis
is exaggerating. He says it's a "30% approval rating". I've heard it's actually 25%.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 02:21 PM
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4. I think I may be missing something here. Does this guy have any support
in his party?

Is he a realistic contender?

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 02:42 PM
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5. I suspect he'd like you to THINK he is. Perception is EVERYTHING.
Edited on Sun Apr-16-06 02:43 PM by calimary
Notice the strategic positioning. He's back getting a LOT of face time on the Pox "news" network, and he doesn't even have to pay for it. He's writing and doing speaking engagements. Lots of exposure from the "mashed potato circuit," as Reagan referred to it. He can make headlines with his pronouncements from the field, especially on a slow news day. He still has name-recognition, especially among the short-attention-span set.

But I say - bring 'em on.

LET newtie stick his neck out there for a general election and see how appealing women find him to be, once that story gets back out about him jilting his wife - ON HER HOSPITAL BED, TRYING TO RECOVER FROM CANCER - because he had another younger, prettier, more fashionable, and cancer-free wife-to-be warming up in the bullpen, who would help him look more presidential if she were on his arm rather than Mrs. Cancer. Just LET that one get out there again, and newtie will be finished as a presidential prospect. You think there's a gender gap NOW? Man-oh-man, wait til you see his! That one's big enough to swallow Planet Earth.

And by the way, such references should be repeated about him WHENEVER possible. Sour the milk. Poison the well. He'll be finished off before he even gets out of the gate. BTW - remember, also, that it wasn't JUST his "noble" falling on his sword in the House of Reps, when he left the speakership (and his congressional seat) after his party had failed to impeach and remove Bill Clinton. It wasn't JUST that alone. It was also the shitty stories about him that started surfacing as he was pontificating about Clinton's "awful" cheating on his wife. Turns out newtie was also cheating on HIS wife, to a far more egregious extent than Bill did. The big glass house newtie was discovered to be living in is what did him in. He's a hypocrite - one of the biggest and boldest and most unapologetic. But he couldn't get around that one. It's worth noting, too, that all the "biggies" in the House of Reps who went after Clinton with howitzers were ALL guilty of worse violations of their marital vows than Clinton was. Clinton got a blow job from an intern. There were no out-of-wedlock babies, no divorces (anywhere among those involved), he didn't break up somebody else's marriage, he didn't jilt his wife while she was struggling against a life-threatening disease, NONE of that. In the case of newt, bob livingstone, henry hyde, and several others (including the House republi-CON who dared to call Clinton a scumbag - I forget his name at the moment), there were marriages trashed (their own AND other people's), out-of-wedlock babies sprinkled around, and other serious human wreckage. Their sins were FAR greater than those of which they accused Clinton. Some of 'em were on their third wives by then, at least.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 02:50 PM
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6. I see your point, and admit that I hadn't gone that far with this.
But I ought to have.

Very insightful look at things, calimary.

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