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(MSNBC) NewsFlash Newt Gingrich's senior aides resign en masse, presumably will join younger, more attractive candidate's campaign   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 432
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2011-06-09 05:01:12 PM
i301.photobucket.com

Problem?
 
2011-06-09 05:01:37 PM

Headso: This is the second story of a guy being cured of aides this week!


I wish to remark that this comment induced laughter in myself, and I do hope perhaps in others.
Well done, sir.
 
2011-06-09 05:02:06 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: God I cant wait for the Palin/Bachmann ticket. Bring on the lulz!


So much this.. I can't this enough this. THIS THIS THIS

/that
//marklar
 
2011-06-09 05:02:52 PM
photos.imageevent.com
 
2011-06-09 05:03:22 PM
i.huffpost.com
Yea, and God said to Abraham, "You will kill your son, Issac", and Abraham said, "I can't hear you, you'll have to speak into the microphone." "Oh I'm sorry, Is this better? Check, check, check... Jerry, pull the high end out, I'm still getting some hiss back here."
 
2011-06-09 05:03:27 PM

Geotpf: RichieLaw: I don't like this guy as many of you, but the only reasoning I'm seeing for this mass exodus is:

1. We (the staffers) thought he should run his campaign one way, he didn't, so we left.

2. He took a long-planned vacation with his wife.

As far as 1 is concerned, you are paid by the candidate to run and espouse his vision. I'm not sure you have a lot of authority to get all righteously angry when the candidate doesn't want to do things your way.

As for 2, I'm not sure why this is a big deal. A two-week vacation a year and a half before the election isn't the end of the world.

Me thinks there was more to this.

Reading all the articles about this, it looked like Gingrich wanted to do the entire campaign via email and Twitter, with minimal personal appearances shaking hands and kissing babies. The staff knew that wasn't going to work, and left before it blew up in their faces. If you are on a sinking ship, it makes sense to get on the lifeboat as soon as possible.


I think the reason given is a pretext. Disagreement over campaign method doesn't seem likely to inspire synchronized walkout. Either Newt couldn't make payroll, there was some kind of substantive disagreement, or everyone decided Newt was too much of a bastard to work for.
 
2011-06-09 05:04:42 PM
Newt, Palin, Bachmann, and Trump are(were) just publicity seeking idiots that manipulated their gullible base into believing they were serious.

They know they have no chance. None of them even have a chance to win the nomination. They knew they could get money by spouting some crap about how they hate Obama and love Jesus, so like good capitalists, they did. And the media eats it up, even while knowing that these candidates are not viable and probably won't even run, let alone have a remote possibility of affecting the general election. And in turn, here we are talking about irrelevant candidates that add nothing to the discussion and instead delve into yet another sideshow where nothing can actually be accomplished.

Palin is just trying to hang onto her high paying job at Fox and desperately hoping she can stay relevant.

Bachmann just wants a mic to spout her crap into.

Trump wanted to get a renewed contract for his television show and to stroke his ego some more.

And Newt is just happy people still take him seriously after all the dumb shiat he has done.
 
2011-06-09 05:04:49 PM
i.huffpost.com

"Cry havoc and let slip my Sack o' Love!!!"
 
2011-06-09 05:05:47 PM

Cymbal: Don't feel sorry for Newt. I'm sure he will find solace in the loving gaze of his wife.


She fire lazurrrs from those eyes? EGAD!
 
2011-06-09 05:06:04 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: rynthetyn: Maybe I'm just a snob with impossibly high standards or something.

Was it paid for with PAC funds? There may be regulations involved that are not immediately apparent.


I was going to say that PAC funds can't pay for people's summer vacations, but then I remembered Palin's bus tour, so who knows.
 
2011-06-09 05:06:22 PM

gunslinger_RG: How did he convert to Catholicism after being divorced TWICE and doing in the worst way possible. Don't you have to get that chit annulled or something?


In the eyes of the Catholic Church, he was never married in the first place. So far as they are concerned, he's just banging some chicks out of wedlock -- like every other adult male in the country.

Conversion loopholes are how the Catholic Church ended up with a handful of married priests -- converted (and married) Anglican priests, mainly.
 
2011-06-09 05:07:58 PM
www.urantiansojourn.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-06-09 05:07:58 PM
And lo! They shall feast upon their own.
 
2011-06-09 05:08:44 PM

sariq: : Y'all know this is because they're running to Rick Perry's campaign, don't you?


Bingo.
Prepare for epic ozone layer depletion from Governor Goodhair's campaign.

 
2011-06-09 05:09:01 PM

Riotcow: RembrandtQEinstein: Sad because Newt is sort of reasonable. He pays lipservice to the jesusbots but I don't think he really believes any of that crap.

Newt Gingrich is the most evil US politician in the past 50 years. He's a lying, cheating, horrible hypocrite who presses ethics and moral issues despite being absolute scum. He literally told his wife after cheating on her that:

"It doesn't matter what I do," "People need to hear what I have to say. There's no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn't matter what I live."

He's like a mythical deity of demagougery. He's one of the worst people to ever be elected any office. He cheated on his wife while she had MS, and then repeatedly lied to the press about what she said. There isn't a hell terrible enough for a lying, hypocritical awful used-car salesman slick bastard politician.

http://www.esquire.com/features/newt-gingrich-0910-8


Dont forget the wife with cancer! He also left her. Piece of shiat
 
2011-06-09 05:09:08 PM
When people use the word substantive, it should be a red flag to anyone with intelligence.
 
2011-06-09 05:09:21 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Then I tickle the taints, like this."


+111eleventy

Would LOL IRL again
 
2011-06-09 05:09:22 PM

browneye: Whatever the reason, I'm loving it.

It's like they all stopped, looked at each other, and suddenly realized that they were working for a worthless piece of slime.

/Karma's a biatch, ain't it Newt?


When, in recorded human history, have political aides ever left a camp for ethical reasons?

These guys do things that make lawyers blush.
 
2011-06-09 05:09:57 PM
t3.gstatic.com
i20.photobucket.com

All I can ever think of when I see crazy bird lady...
 
2011-06-09 05:10:07 PM
i.huffpost.com


"We must crush the freedom fighters before the start of the rainy season. And a shiny new donkey for whoever brings me the head of Colonel Montoya."
 
2011-06-09 05:10:27 PM
i.huffpost.com

Come at me bro
 
2011-06-09 05:10:34 PM
t3.gstatic.com

looks like one of those annoying emoticons...
 
2011-06-09 05:10:43 PM
Newt can't even manage his staff.
 
2011-06-09 05:10:54 PM

captain_heroic44: Geotpf: RichieLaw: I don't like this guy as many of you, but the only reasoning I'm seeing for this mass exodus is:

1. We (the staffers) thought he should run his campaign one way, he didn't, so we left.

2. He took a long-planned vacation with his wife.

As far as 1 is concerned, you are paid by the candidate to run and espouse his vision. I'm not sure you have a lot of authority to get all righteously angry when the candidate doesn't want to do things your way.

As for 2, I'm not sure why this is a big deal. A two-week vacation a year and a half before the election isn't the end of the world.

Me thinks there was more to this.

Reading all the articles about this, it looked like Gingrich wanted to do the entire campaign via email and Twitter, with minimal personal appearances shaking hands and kissing babies. The staff knew that wasn't going to work, and left before it blew up in their faces. If you are on a sinking ship, it makes sense to get on the lifeboat as soon as possible.

I think the reason given is a pretext. Disagreement over campaign method doesn't seem likely to inspire synchronized walkout. Either Newt couldn't make payroll, there was some kind of substantive disagreement, or everyone decided Newt was too much of a bastard to work for.


I could see it happening if the campaign methods were so objectively stupid that they all knew that if they went along with it, there was a good chance that their reputations as campaign operatives would be so tarnished that they'd have a hard time getting hired ever again. An email, facebook, and twitter only campaign is stupid enough to get seasoned campaign people to decide to jump ship before the whole thing implodes.
 
2011-06-09 05:13:01 PM
i.huffpost.com

"You can find me in da club, bottle full of bub
Look mami I got the X if you into takin' drugs
I'm into havin' sex, I ain't into makin' love
So come give me a hug if you into to gettin' rubbed"
 
2011-06-09 05:14:23 PM
Compare Gingrich's campaign prep to Obama's:

Link (new window)

CHICAGO - President Barack Obama's campaign team is gaming out complex state-by-state scenarios for 2012 that anticipate uphill battles in recession-ravaged blue states - and new opportunities in Arizona and Georgia.

Their underlying assumption is that the GOP presidential field remains so fluid - and the country's economic outlook so devilishly unpredictable - that Obama must construct robust grassroots field operations in nearly every competitive state in order to hit the magic number of 270 electoral votes and win re-election.

If the famously expanded "Obama map" of 2008 was a gesture of emancipation from the cramped Democratic geography of the party's past presidential campaigns, the equally big 2012 map is a reflection of the reality that there's not yet a way to know the combination of red, blue and purple states that will add up to victory.

"We are preparing a variety of scenarios to get to 270. We are not putting our cards on any one state and don't foresee doing that," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told POLITICO, rebuffing GOP suggestions that the president's electoral horizons are shrinking.

"We're building our ground campaign now," Messina said, adding that "2011 is about infrastructure."

Messina would not confirm the content of the half-dozen or so campaign scenarios floating around Obama headquarters - but other Democrats say one map points to alternative pathways if the president underperforms in the Midwest, especially in Ohio, which has suffered disproportionately from the economic downturn, and where Democrats suffered heavy losses in 2010.


I agree with basically every move Obama's campaign is making here. Obama is damned good at campaigning, especially on the technical and ground levels (moving resources around, squeezing votes out of supposedly lost causes, knocking on doors and kissing babies, raising money).

Looks like Gingrich was ignoring all of that, hence the mass campaign staff resignation.
 
2011-06-09 05:15:47 PM

Rann Xerox: [i.huffpost.com image 640x248]

"You can find me in da club, bottle full of bub
Look mami I got the X if you into takin' drugs
I'm into havin' sex, I ain't into makin' love
So come give me a hug if you into to gettin' rubbed"


So THAT's what the middle part of that verse is. Was driving me crazy.
 
2011-06-09 05:17:16 PM
www.urantiansojourn.com
gamesnet.vo.llnwd.net
 
2011-06-09 05:17:29 PM
i.huffpost.com

CAN YOU DIG IIIIIIIIIIT?
 
2011-06-09 05:18:36 PM
Some sick shait went down on that cruise. Trust.
 
2011-06-09 05:19:59 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: If I were a Republican I would be more than a little pissed that there are so many people "running" for my party's nomination when all of their words/actions indicate that they are non-serious and only in it for personal gain. They're basically swindling people out of their money by indicating that they are going to run.


The trick is that all of their various followers think their candidate is the "serious" one, so they have to donate extra money so their message will be heard over the voices of the "selfish" candidates. It works for everyone!

It also guarantees that there will be something like 10x as many primary ads for the Republicans as for the Democrats - and knowing how on-message Republicans are, they will all be "It's Obama's fault that you don't have a job. It's time for someone else. It's time for "
 
2011-06-09 05:20:21 PM
i.huffpost.com

Come my minions, rise for your master, let your evil shine! Find her now, yes fly every faster, in the dark of night!
 
2011-06-09 05:20:41 PM

skinnycatullus: This broke just as Hannity's radio show was starting, and he was completely flustered by it and even suggested that maybe it was a lie. I thought I might run off the road I was laughing so hard (mostly at the news itself, but Hannity's flailing didn't help matters).

Don't derp and drive, kids.


So true.

/had a friend who used to listen to right wing talk radio so she could keep on top of things
//it's hard to keep your eyes on the road when you keep facepalming
 
2011-06-09 05:22:21 PM

rynthetyn: I could see it happening if the campaign methods were so objectively stupid that they all knew that if they went along with it, there was a good chance that their reputations as campaign operatives would be so tarnished that they'd have a hard time getting hired ever again. An email, facebook, and twitter only campaign is stupid enough to get seasoned campaign people to decide to jump ship before the whole thing implodes.


Possibly.
 
2011-06-09 05:23:39 PM
Link (new window)

And now his campaign offices in Buckhead are cleaned out.

/always found it odd he had offices in the city
//it's over for newt
 
2011-06-09 05:26:17 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-06-09 05:27:45 PM

Treygreen13: thismomentinblackhistory: What a pathetic group of losers that are running for this nomination.

When you're going into the election knowing that your very best case is a close loss to Obama, it's gotta be hard to rally the troops.

/republican
//think Obama gets re-elected easily


Between your comment and your profile, I gotta say, where can I meet more Republicans like you?

/favre'd
 
2011-06-09 05:28:12 PM
i.imgur.com

I'm not very good at this
 
2011-06-09 05:28:42 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: /had a friend who used to listen to right wing talk radio so she could keep on top of things
//it's hard to keep your eyes on the road when you keep facepalming



Dude, that's an excellent metaphor for everything that's happening with the Republican party.
 
2011-06-09 05:28:42 PM
i.huffpost.com
Oh ho ho ho ho. This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: fearless and inventive.
 
2011-06-09 05:29:00 PM
am I having a wet dream...? This didn't actually happen did it? I know, I know, I'll be waking up soon...
 
2011-06-09 05:29:11 PM
i.huffpost.com

"The sheriff is a ni-*BONG*!"
 
2011-06-09 05:29:15 PM

mrshowrules: Either that or Newt wanted to take some shots below the belt at someone which was just to sleazy for his staff to go along with.


Oh, come on. These are political advisers we're talking about, here. They do not have consciences.

I had an image in my head of Newt trying to get on the phone with the media to schedule a conference about Anthony Weiner and how shameful it was for Weiner to do such things, and his advisers wrestling him to the ground, trying to get the phone away from him, screaming, "NO, YOU FOOL! THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR PAST GIRLFRIENDS!"

Anyway...in all likelihood...the advisers found out that the money well had run dry or was about to run dry, and that was their cue to leave for "greener" pastures.
 
2011-06-09 05:29:39 PM
His wife looks like the chicken lady from the Kids in the Hall would post a pic but doesn't possible on the phone.
 
2011-06-09 05:30:04 PM

Chameleon: All I can ever think of when I see crazy bird lady...


4.bp.blogspot.com

www.splicetoday.com
 
2011-06-09 05:31:29 PM
At the level these political assholes are playing at, they will do anything for money. There isn't a scandal so big that they can't hang around and get a paycheck an extra week while they work the phones trying to land a new job. It speaks to only one possible cause - why hang around if there's no money in it.

Newt: We love our country so much that we're going to run this whole campaign on a volunteer budget!
Aides: We're out of money already?
Newt: Pretty much.
Aides: Cya
 
2011-06-09 05:31:50 PM

largedon: His wife looks like the chicken lady from the Kids in the Hall would post a pic but doesn't possible on the phone.


Good call.
 
2011-06-09 05:33:32 PM

Cpl.D: The only thing that would make the republican side look even worse this election season would be for it to be found out that Palin was cranking out five dollar handjobs at some farmer's market.


tell me where that is, I want in...$5...I got THAT much at least!
 
2011-06-09 05:34:22 PM
i.huffpost.com
BEHOLD! as I juggle my two tiny red balls!!
 
2011-06-09 05:36:29 PM
Their patriotism made them do it.
 
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