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Gingrich is officially finished

On the weekend, Gingrich failed to qualify for the Virginia primary, an absolutely devastating blow to any serious campaign.

Yesterday, the MSM came out against him with evidence that it was he who filed for the divorce with his first wife.
- http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/26/politics/gingrich-divorce-...

TODAY, they are blasting him on his support for Romney's healthcare mandate. This is huge and Fox News, ABC and Drudge are all over this and it is the final blow.
- www.drudgereport.com
- http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/gingrich-06-mem...
- http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/27/gingrich-supporte...

All these factors coupled with the devastating campaign ads of Romney and Paul, his rapidly declining poll numbers AS WELL AS his atrocious organization and ground game (while focusing on book tours) in Iowa have now all culminated in his collapse.

Come the Iowa caucus date, he will again be a nobody with ZERO momentum for New Hampshire. In fact, his poor showing in Iowa will result in people from New Hampshire to flock away from him which will only accelerate this domino affect as we go into South Carolina and Florida.

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UPDATE: Want more reasons to know Gingrich is finished? Fox and Drudge are now pushing Santorum. Given the key endorsements by well known conservatives as well as the fact that neo-con radio talking heads like Beck, Levin and Limbaugh pick him, it is no surprise that at Gingrich's demise, Santorum is now being propped up by the MSM.
- Drudge: "Santorum on the Rise in Iowa?"
- Fox News: "In What May Be Final Turn in GOP Roller Coaster, Will Santorum Get Chance at Ascent?"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/27/in-what-may-be-fi...




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Bump for irony....

Not trying to rub salt. We all get carried away in our enthusiasm and glee at times.

But this should be a good lesson for us all. When the Insiders control the MSM, NOBODY is finished until They say he's finished.

We tend to forget that these elections are not what they seem. And I am not talking about voting machine fraud.

I am talking about a virtual Conspiracy that extends far beyond a handful of the super rich or a cadre of international bankers.

The Conspiracy has a zombie army ready to herd the ignorant masses at the drop of a hat.

Don't think so?

You weren't here in Iowa when the call went out to the evangelical ministers to tell them to gather their flock under the banner of Rick Santorum. You didn't see them shuffle into the caucuses stammering out words of praise for this corrupt sociopath as if he were the second coming of Christ.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

I don't know about that

I seem to remember McCain was "finished" at least once before he became the nominee :-(

now we need to focus on mitt

now we need to focus on mitt

No way the average Joe buys what Santorum is selling

Both Santorum and Huntsman have major flaws in the delivery of their message....they sound like over rehearsed puppets. Romney and Gingrich are smooth, Paul is sincere, and Perry has that "good ole boy" niche.

The MSM will have to turn to Palin or Jeb Bush if Romney fails. Huntsman and Santorum wont get the job done.

Newt Claims he Didn't Write it!!

I heard this second hand. Does anyone have the details? If Newt is claiming he didn't write everything in his own newsletter....well that has some interesting implications.

Wait a minute, doesn't "officially" mean.....

"officially"?
Wouldn't that imply that he is "officially" withdrawing from the race?

I'm sorry, but there is a world of difference (from a tactical standpoint) between a Newt Gingrich who doesn't stand a chance but who is continuing to compete and a Newt Gingrich who has "officially" withdrawn from the race.

Fir that reason I think that the title of your post is misleading in a significant way.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

Newt is toad.

[pun intended]
I just hope this CFR zombie STAYS dead.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

At least a lizard

right? Anyway, I hope he can keep 5-10% of the vote that would otherwise go to Romney. We need to split up the Neocon vote as much as possible. Santorum rising to 10-15% would be good, and keep Perry in the mix around 10%.

Jonny R
Fellow Lover of Liberty

Awesomesauce

I hope he gets thrown in a FEMA camp on charges of extreme douchebaggery.

Gingrich's role in this election is to run interference

for Romney, and do damage to the Paul campaign in anyway possible, that is all.

Gingrich is a monkey flinging poo, focus all efforts against Romney.

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RON PAUL 2012

In return for getting a Cabinet position from Willard

Big assumption: that any other Republican nominee except Ron Paul has a chance of defeating Obama.

oh yeah ! the little doughboy

make Mr. Mitty a fine, I say fine pastry chef
specialty --bohemian grove donut holes

Focus all efforts on Romney

Everything else is just a distraction.

Yes, attack Romney

but remember that the only one it really matters to is Mitt. Meaning, that if we beat one of them, the GOP is just as happy to have the other. It doesn't matter in which order we cut off the hydra's heads, it still dies. If they had wanted Mitt very badly, he would have been the one they chose over McCain last time. The parts are interchangeable in modern machinery.

Yes Yes and Yes

Yes Yes and Yes

He needs to be attacked, hard, NOW.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Let's not forget

State Lawmakers Could Change Ballot Rules To Let Gingrich In Primary (NBC29.com, Dec 24)

Although...

Va. unlikely to change law to allow Gingrich write-in (VA Times Dispatch, Dec 26)

Whether or not the latter is true, or a smokescreen to lull people like us to sleep so we don't actively raise objections until it's too late -- I don't know.

In the first link above, Kliene53 of the Daily Paul encourages us to write to VA state lawmakers. Probably not a bad idea.

I saw where it was VA

I saw where it was VA DEMOCRATS that wanted to change the rules for Newt!

Let's also not forget O'Bomney

Once Newt is off the ticket, does anybody have plans to expose Romney and his socialist sympathizing, flip-flopping ways?

Is it really possible to ban the write-in vote? That's a terribly frightening concept.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

It is in the GOP primary.

It is in the GOP primary. Since it's their primary they can make the rules. You can't band the write-in in the general election though.

ecorob's picture

the man couldn't even get enough signatures...

in his "adoptive" home State?

that speaks volumes to his history as a scoundrel

lets hope his "home" home State doesn't let him down

what is his "home" home State, D.C.?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I am seeing

the pattern now, All these different candidates that have been propped up and put down are "Media Shields" for Romney so he was not exposed to much before the primary's begin.

Exactly

I've thought this same thing since Perry self-destructed

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RON PAUL 2012

Just watch

...the MSM prop up Santorum now just in time for Iowa where he'll likely have his best showing. That said, I don't believe that he will get much momentum from a strong Iowa performance. NH will surely help Santorum fall flat on his face with a fifth place finish.

ecorob's picture

and ANYONE but Dr. Paul...

is the new mantra of the status quo

lets move to the new battle

our battles, here, keep our primary foe, the lame street media, on the defense

we'll keep them on the defense, always two steps behind of our real news...thats how we'll continue to beat them, even as more people awake, until they become more irrelevent than they are now

Ron Paul
2012
The Choice of Americans

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

newton greengrich caught in another lie

this is not suprising at all. wasn't newton charged with dozens of ethics violations when in congress? this man was, and still is, basically immoral, dishonest, and arguably criminal. at this point, with so much evidence of so much disgusting behavior, i just don't understand how anyone could still want to support him.

nr

The number of ethics complaints lodged ....

.... against Gingrich was 84 - he was "cleared" [rolleyes] of 83 ..... by his [criminal] brethren .....

Number of ethics complaints lodged against Dr. Paul over his entire career:

ZERO

ecorob's picture

i'd like to be in the caucus room...

to see who might stand up for newt

i mean, i know NO ONE goes to his photo-ops (except those taking the photos)

he doesn't give speeches, no one shows up

(isn't this true for ALL of them except Dr. Paul?)

i'm skeptical of the newt's "support"
still above 20%?
lies
damn lies

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Red State

has been crying that the rules "changed" a month ago and thats why he missed it... boo fucking hoo and no they haven't changed at all. What did change was that the Republican party of VA was forced into actually checking the validity of petitions with less than 15K sigs. That they never did this before is the so called "change."

Of note, I broke my vow of silence and actually posted on RS today.. I thanked them for all the attention they are giving RP now and asked that they keep putting him on their front page as their venomnous rantings only help our cause.

Of course, I fully expect them to delete my post once one of their "moderators" read it. Maybe they can't see it but they are pretty much done for too as they have devolved into personal attacks against each other and the candidates.

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Continue the trend

Everyone I know loves Ron Paul EXCEPT for this foreign policy. Keep the education going. People (sadly) don't like to believe the US has made mistakes. Romney is pulling support because of his no apologies propoganda. Educate on what a RP foreign policy looks like.

- Let them know RP will spend that money on defending from a potential nuclear attack, from anyone, not just Iran or the next monster American encounters

- Constitutional question: If congress declares war, President Paul would have to go along with it? Or is this something he could veto?

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Constitutional guess

Great question! My unscientific wild-eyed guess:

The Charter provides for declarations of war amongst that short list of enumerated powers in Art. I, Sec. 8 (long quote for context, emphasis added):

"...To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

To DECLARE WAR, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two...

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers"

In this context, my guess is a declaration of war is a legislative action like any other enactment of law necessary and proper to execute the powers granted to Congress by the People.

In short, I suppose the Prez could veto a declaration of war like any other legislative act, necessitating an override. But one hopes that the very act of forcing Congress to make such a declaration means there is enough public consensus to avoid any chance of a constitutional showdown.

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." - MLK -