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A Thank You Note to Newt

31 Jan

 For a Ronald Reagan disciple, Mr. Gingrich doesn’t seem to have any problem violating Ronnie’s 11th commandment,—— “never speak ill of another republican”

 Gingrich’s campaign is going down in flames, buried by a flood of Mitt’s endless cash. Negative add after negative add in Florida.

 But, Newt’s not gonna go without a fight.

 And I’m here to thank Newt for that pit bull mentality. It means all the nasty Romney talking points will be fresh in everyone’s mind when the real campaign starts.      Thanks so much Newt.

Newt Gingrich, On Eve Of Likely Florida Loss, Unleashes Wild Attacks On Mitt Romney

By promising to take it to the limit:

Romney didn’t mention Gingrich by name at his last event, after mocking and dismissing him earlier in the day.

Gingrich, on the other hand, launched himself into the Romney juggernaut with a level of fury and desperation certain to produce uneasiness in the GOP for its poisonous tone. Gingrich has vowed to carry his candidacy all the way to the GOP convention, but his actions Monday bore a wildness that could call his campaign’s longevity into doubt.

By attacking him on religion:

Romney cut off kosher food to elderly Jews on Medicare,” Gingrich said, stretching the truth. And Gingrich also hit Romney for a 2005 decision as governor to require Roman Catholic hospitals to provide emergency contraception, which many Catholics believe is a form of abortion, to rape victims.

“You want a war on the Catholic church by Obama? Guess what: Romney refused to allow Catholic hospitals to have conscience in their dealing with certain circumstances,” Gingrich said.

A variety of other talking points:

Having called Romney “pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax increase” on Sunday, Gingrich added the title “pro-gay rights” on Monday, in an acidic interview with Fox News. He rewound his last few days of attacks, combining all of his insults and all his vitriol into a string of remarkable assaults on Romney.

“The conservative movement is not going to sit back and say, ‘Oh yes, let’s let Wall Street and Mitt Romney buy the election,'” Gingrich said. “So you’re going to see a real grassroots fight. It will be people power vs. Goldman Sachs and Mitt Romney.”

 And, of course, gotta hit the tax thing:

Gingrich went after discrepancies on Romney’s tax returns as well.

“How can a guy who’s a great manager not file 23 foreign holdings last year when he filed?” Gingrich asked reporters in an unannounced press scrum. “There are a lot of pieces of Mitt Romney that don’t hold up once you start looking at them honestly.”

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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Economy, Politics

 

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