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(CNN)   Newt wins South Carolina. Guess the Mayans were right   (cnn.com) divider line 743
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2012-01-21 09:54:02 PM

mc_madness: I work hard, make good money and pay higher taxes than most.

I'll vote for any Republican candidate they throw out there.


Don't want anyone takin yer jerb?
 
2012-01-21 09:54:40 PM

PlatinumDragon: Zagloba: Doubling down on "food stamp president"??? Strong move, Gnoot.

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Yesssssss... Give in to your hate and let it make you strong...


Yes, the ghost of Lee Atwater is all over this campaign.
 
2012-01-21 09:55:08 PM

JudgeSmails: Cornelius Dribble: I suspect Sean Hannity is Gingrich's ghostwriter. Or vice versa.

the ghost of Lee Atwater.


The ghost of Lee Atwater before he got the brain tumor.
 
2012-01-21 09:55:25 PM
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2012-01-21 09:55:28 PM

Smelly McUgly: I'm not seeing where the votes for any of the remaining Republicans come from in the presidential election.


The same people that voted for Gingrich tonight, and that's about it. Try to keep everyone else at home.
 
2012-01-21 09:55:48 PM
So I'm watching MSNBC now instead of CNN and the Rev. Al Sharpton is talking about the spirit of Christianity and I'm not sure what the fark this is supposed to be adding to any analysis of the Republican primary, y'all.
 
2012-01-21 09:56:04 PM
Good God, since when did a Republican audience of any size become the laugh track to a bad '70's sitcom?

(Fonzie walks in) Yaaayyyy
(Ralph Malph walks in) Boooooo

What a bunch of goons.
 
2012-01-21 09:56:26 PM
Smelly McUgly: Romney was at least in the neighborhood of the American center except for his economic views

That's what I never got about Huntsman, why didn't he just scream his head off about being in the middle? At some point you do have to deal with the guy heckling the crowd. And he's smart enough to deal with it.
 
2012-01-21 09:56:40 PM

Vodka Zombie: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]
RIP Conservative integrity


My god. It is epic.
 
2012-01-21 09:57:21 PM

bobbette: So I'm watching MSNBC now instead of CNN and the Rev. Al Sharpton is talking about the spirit of Christianity and I'm not sure what the fark this is supposed to be adding to any analysis of the Republican primary, y'all.


I'm not watching, but I'm guessing he's going for the whole "Jesus was nothing like his current followers" idea.
 
2012-01-21 09:57:24 PM
Rachel Maddow just called this "Really awesome to cover!!"

Am I living on the same planet?
 
2012-01-21 09:57:48 PM
He scares me more than any of them. He is chomping at the bit to go to war with Iran, and wants to eliminate ANYONE he doesn't agree with from the government. If he actually gets the nomination, I'll volunteer for Obama's campaign.

Our country could NOT survive him.
 
2012-01-21 09:58:19 PM
A pro-SOPA ad? Does anyone know if that one's been running since before the bill failed?
 
2012-01-21 09:58:20 PM

Carth: Just to provide a point of contrast to Newts victory speech. Here is a blast from the past (new window) what Obama was saying after losing NH. I still say that might be one of the best campaign speeches ever.


Wow he really MLK'd that up.
 
2012-01-21 09:58:23 PM

robsul82: JudgeSmails: Cornelius Dribble: I suspect Sean Hannity is Gingrich's ghostwriter. Or vice versa.

the ghost of Lee Atwater.

The ghost of Lee Atwater before he got the brain tumor.


My theory is that Lee Atwater faked the change of heart for posterity.
 
2012-01-21 09:59:09 PM
If Biden were to take an infarct after eating something tasty from the WH garden, and Obama appointed Hillary to serve as VP just how much more incensed would the Rep Base become?

Would make for an interesting 2016 (assuming sufficient froth would be generated this year).
 
2012-01-21 09:59:12 PM
time to take a shower and and put it on the Silkwood setting.
 
2012-01-21 09:59:15 PM
I'm guessing that insanity is a virtue?
 
2012-01-21 09:59:27 PM
It's this kind of spectacle that makes me realize I might just have to shell out some cash and man some phones for Obama in the fall. Regardless of how remote his chances seem now, we just can't let Newt Gingrich become president with that kind of rhetoric.
 
2012-01-21 10:00:38 PM
Jeebus, that CNN promo was more over-the-top than The Onion's "War for the White House."
 
2012-01-21 10:00:41 PM
Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?
 
2012-01-21 10:00:47 PM
MSNBC has called at least 4 districts for Gingrich. Looking at the county numbers, I'm calling 5 so far:

CD1: More than 20% not reporting (none of Beaufort), Gingrich leads 36-32
CD2: None of Aiken reporting (about 25%), Gingrich leads 37-33.
CD3: 99%+ reporting. Gingrich wins 43-23.
CD4: 99%+ reporting. Gingrich wins 41-25.
CD5: 100% reporting. Gingrich wins 41-25.
CD6: ~85% reporting. Gingrich leading 40-32, I'm calling it.
CD7: 98% reporting. Gingrich wins 48-29.
 
2012-01-21 10:00:55 PM

Weigard: Carth: Just to provide a point of contrast to Newts victory speech. Here is a blast from the past (new window) what Obama was saying after losing NH. I still say that might be one of the best campaign speeches ever.

Wow he really MLK'd that up.


Yeah, "Yes We Can" was the speech given after losing NH. During that campaign, in fact, Obama typically gave better speeches after losing than he did after winning.
 
2012-01-21 10:01:11 PM
Well, Newt Gingrich has gone from Washington elitist to Teahadist in Chief.

My prediction is he wins the entire South.
 
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2012-01-21 10:01:39 PM
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2012-01-21 10:02:01 PM

theorellior: It's this kind of spectacle that makes me realize I might just have to shell out some cash and man some phones for Obama in the fall. Regardless of how remote his chances seem now, we just can't let Newt Gingrich become president with that kind of rhetoric.


Exactly what I just said/thought. There is no way this man can take control of this country.
 
2012-01-21 10:02:10 PM

whr21: I'm guessing that insanity is a virtue?


For Newt? A necessity.
 
2012-01-21 10:02:19 PM
Since Gingrich is responsible for leading the Republican party into the sewer that it's currently in, it's fitting that his defeat in the general election would be the final nail in the party's coffin.

The country isn't that far right, and it isn't moving in that direction. The GOP is pandering entirely to a voting block that is literally dying.
 
2012-01-21 10:02:21 PM

theorellior: It's this kind of spectacle that makes me realize I might just have to shell out some cash and man some phones for Obama in the fall. Regardless of how remote his chances seem now, we just can't let Newt Gingrich become president with that kind of rhetoric.


And miss witnessing what the implosion of the Weimar Republic must have looked like?
 
2012-01-21 10:02:42 PM

serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?


Gingrich is a good ol' boy from Georgia and Santorum is a nerdy guy from Pennsylvania up in the Union. Santorum's state was on the wrong side of the War of Northern Aggression.
 
2012-01-21 10:02:47 PM

bobbette: My theory is that Lee Atwater faked the change of heart for posterity.


The excellent documentary Boogie Man included at least the possibility of that being true, one guy tells a story about Mary Matalin telling him that a Bible given to the suddenly converted Catholic Atwater was found still in the cellophane at his house after he died.
 
2012-01-21 10:03:19 PM

namatad: Crocodilly_Pontifex: Someone who wasn't 9 when Newt was Speaker, please explain to me why this is such comedy?

Newt has been an asshole since the day he was born.
Now he is he leading candidate for the GOP nomination.

leading?
newt got 209k votes in SC
romney 97k votes nh
santorum 30k votes iowa


MFAWG: Crocodilly_Pontifex: Someone who wasn't 9 when Newt was Speaker, please explain to me why this is such comedy?

Because Newt Gingrich's was exposed as a slime of gargantuan proportions and basically banished from the halls of power BY HIS OWN PARTY decades before the infidelities came to light. The party that is now going to nominate him for POTUS.



Thanks for clearing that up. I remember THAT Newt was speaker of the house, and I always thought he had an oddly square head... And I knew that he was a republican, but I wasn't really paying attention when he left power. After Newt left, the last person i remember was Dennis Hastert. I think.
 
2012-01-21 10:04:01 PM
Awesome. So now it's Santorum in Iowa, Romney in New Hampshire, and Gingrich in South Carolina? I can't wait for Florida. By the time they get to the convention someone's mom should be able to figure it all out.
 
2012-01-21 10:04:04 PM

serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?



Christian family values only apply to teh gayz. If you're straight, you can do whatever the fark you want.
 
2012-01-21 10:04:13 PM

nm: bugontherug: For the first time tonight, conservatives had their say in this nomination process. It's clear they don't like the Republican Washington inside liberal elite's hand picked candidate, and prefer an actual conservative instead.
Newt Gingrich. Washington Outsider.


I chortled :D
 
2012-01-21 10:04:15 PM

serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?


Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.
 
2012-01-21 10:04:30 PM

JudgeSmails: time to take a shower and and put it on the Silkwood setting.


That's awesome, I'm stealing that.
 
2012-01-21 10:05:06 PM
Wow, the GOP is really in self destruct mode. I wonder what will form from the ashes? Three parties, the wing nut Christian hypocrites and the wing nut Objectivist hypocrites? A party of sanity as well, maybe?

Could the "Grand Coalition" become the death of the two party system?

Stay tuned, same batshiatcrazychannel, different batshiatcrazytime.
 
2012-01-21 10:05:20 PM

robsul82: bobbette: My theory is that Lee Atwater faked the change of heart for posterity.

The excellent documentary Boogie Man included at least the possibility of that being true, one guy tells a story about Mary Matalin telling him that a Bible given to the suddenly converted Catholic Atwater was found still in the cellophane at his house after he died.


I love that movie. REQUIRED WATCHING, Politics Tab.

If you haven't seen that movie, you probably won't understand why Newt Gingrich is so successful right now.
 
2012-01-21 10:06:09 PM
It is hard to imagine the day when Farkers would try to throw Chuck Norris under the bus. I guess the koolaid has not worn off for some.
 
2012-01-21 10:06:45 PM

bobbette: rynthetyn: Normally, I'm able to make a pretty good guess for how Florida's going to go, but this year I don't have a clue. Most of the people I know are backing Romney, but they're also what I'd consider to be GOP establishment, and we already know the establishment wants Romney. There doesn't seem to be a lot of love for Newt, but then again I don't have a lot of connections to the batshiat insane tea party crowd so I might just be missing that segment of the voters. The religious right keep saying favorable things about Santorum, but when push comes to shove, most of them fall in line behind electability.

I think I'm tentatively going to predict Romney winning Florida, but I feel a heck of a lot less certain about that than I did even a week ago.

CNN looked at the exit polls, Tea Partiers are responding bigtime to the idea that Romney is a big money capitalist and tax cheat.

I expect Newt positions himself as a populist and keeps going after Bain. He's finally found a really powerful angle against Romney. Newt will sell himself as the man of the people; tonight, he's bashing the elites and the news media as I'm typing. That's going to work for him.


Hmm, if it is the tea party that's falling in line behind Newt, then Florida is probably going to end up a battle of voter turnout. And that comes down to whether the establishment learned their lesson from staying home in the primary for the governor's race, thus letting the tea party pick Voldemort's more evil twin as the nominee.

In other words, it's still a tossup.
 
2012-01-21 10:06:46 PM
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2012-01-21 10:07:16 PM
Meanwhile, Ron Paul was seen outside yelling at a cloud.
 
2012-01-21 10:07:36 PM

IronTom: firefly212: IronTom: Yay Newt!!!

Maybe we'll get a space program back. Keep going all the way to the White House.

Do you think he s more honest with you than he was with his first two wives, the congressional ethics investigation, or the people to whom he told he did no lobbying whatsoever?

Wait until you have a divorce, and someone asks you that, Mr. Holier than Thou.


I don't think that if I was a serial philanderer and chronically ethically challenged that I'd be dumb enough to run for office.
 
2012-01-21 10:08:34 PM

bobbette: serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?

Santorum is a religious guy, but he doesn't really pull off the economic populism and the overarching narrative about American exceptionalism and the anti-Obama dogwhistling and barnstorming that we've seen from Newt this week. Newt had a really good week, even with the ex-wife thing, and he has done a surprisingly good job of minimizing the fact that he's a huge sack of sh*t.


I'm sure he'll do great in the Virginia primary.
 
2012-01-21 10:08:50 PM

serpent_sky: Also, how the hell did evangelicals (according to CNN) vote for him, overwhelmingly, and not Santorum? Not that I like Santorum in the slightest, but you'd think they would vote for one of their own rather than the open marriage wanting, cheating, on his third marriage Gingrich.... Are they even paying attention?


Actually it's pretty simple. They hate Romney and need an alternative but they don't think Santorum is electable so by default they voted for Gingrich. It wasn't so much a vote of support as it was voting for what they feel is their best alternative.
 
2012-01-21 10:08:50 PM

juniperwasting: Wow, the GOP is really in self destruct mode. I wonder what will form from the ashes? Three parties, the wing nut Christian hypocrites and the wing nut Objectivist hypocrites? A party of sanity as well, maybe?

Could the "Grand Coalition" become the death of the two party system?

Stay tuned, same batshiatcrazychannel, different batshiatcrazytime.


I think the Republican Party basically has to survive by shunning the evangelicals OR the neo-capitalists, and since money talks, it'll be the evangelicals they run away from. They have to reset back to the left in order to try and maintain viability amongst independents and centrists. Getting rid of the far-right social aspects of their party will help them achieve this. They'll also just continue to marginalize the libertarians if this happens.

Or they could just explode, which would be way more fascinating and a whole lot of fun.
 
2012-01-21 10:09:15 PM
Attention

eraser8: Funk Brothers: Even though [Gingrich is] not perfect, he's the best chance to beat Obama and it's going to happen.

Again: what are you basing that on?


Attention whoring would be my guess.
 
2012-01-21 10:10:05 PM

rynthetyn: bobbette: rynthetyn: Normally, I'm able to make a pretty good guess for how Florida's going to go, but this year I don't have a clue. Most of the people I know are backing Romney, but they're also what I'd consider to be GOP establishment, and we already know the establishment wants Romney. There doesn't seem to be a lot of love for Newt, but then again I don't have a lot of connections to the batshiat insane tea party crowd so I might just be missing that segment of the voters. The religious right keep saying favorable things about Santorum, but when push comes to shove, most of them fall in line behind electability.

I think I'm tentatively going to predict Romney winning Florida, but I feel a heck of a lot less certain about that than I did even a week ago.

CNN looked at the exit polls, Tea Partiers are responding bigtime to the idea that Romney is a big money capitalist and tax cheat.

I expect Newt positions himself as a populist and keeps going after Bain. He's finally found a really powerful angle against Romney. Newt will sell himself as the man of the people; tonight, he's bashing the elites and the news media as I'm typing. That's going to work for him.

Hmm, if it is the tea party that's falling in line behind Newt, then Florida is probably going to end up a battle of voter turnout. And that comes down to whether the establishment learned their lesson from staying home in the primary for the governor's race, thus letting the tea party pick Voldemort's more evil twin as the nominee.

In other words, it's still a tossup.


Interesting analysis. If it's turnout you'd think Romney would have an advantage, because he's got the ground organization and more money, but Romney also has negative momentum and I don't think he's a really inspirational figure that people turn out for with great enthusiasm.
 
2012-01-21 10:10:05 PM

juniperwasting: Wow, the GOP is really in self destruct mode. I wonder what will form from the ashes? Three parties, the wing nut Christian hypocrites and the wing nut Objectivist hypocrites? A party of sanity as well, maybe?

Could the "Grand Coalition" become the death of the two party system?




The problem is that the "sanity" group is busy with life, and only peripherally watching right now. They're saying "narrow it down, then I'll start to pay attention."

This is the problem with the entire primary system. Only people that are really into it, the ideologues, bother with it. But it's the motivated fringe that select the candidates for all of us to choose from.
 
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