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2012-03-28 09:33:38 AM  
themoviesrevealed.webs.com

/Hot like Teabagger ire
 
2012-03-28 09:34:44 AM  
It's that kind of confidence that we need in a president.
 
2012-03-28 09:38:09 AM  
Newt, give it up and stand aside.
Admit it...Romney is getting the nomination.
 
2012-03-28 09:39:19 AM  
972mag.com

Everything is just fine, nothing to worry about
 
2012-03-28 09:39:51 AM  
If he quits now, he can't sell as many books, which has been the goal all along.
 
2012-03-28 09:40:07 AM  
If Man Baby wasn't such a failure of a political strategist he would have dropped out of the race sooner and threw his support behind Froth, the likleyhood of a brokered convention would have gone up. Instead he cut Santorum off at the knees in contests he could have won.
 
2012-03-28 09:40:45 AM  
The liberal elite lamestream MSM media failed to tell you that the staffers have simply been reallocated to the Newtopia Moon Base Super PAC.
 
2012-03-28 09:42:22 AM  
Zerochance

Done in one.
 
2012-03-28 09:42:40 AM  
I'm sure he'll be blaming the lamestream librul media soon enough
 
2012-03-28 09:45:07 AM  
It's a fundamentally different race now.
 
2012-03-28 09:47:10 AM  
FTF:The shake-up comes as Republicans are increasingly coalescing around Mitt Romney...

Isn't coalescing just a synonym for congealing or clotting?
 
2012-03-28 09:47:42 AM  
He's doing it 'to focus on the convention'... In other words, he's saving his money to make sure he's a bigger pain in the arse in Tampa.

You go Newt! That'll win you votes and affection!
 
2012-03-28 09:48:57 AM  

Headso: If Man Baby wasn't such a failure of a political strategist he would have dropped out of the race sooner and threw his support behind Froth, the likleyhood of a brokered convention would have gone up. Instead he cut Santorum off at the knees in contests he could have won.


That wasn't a failure, it was a win. That's what Adelson was buying with his money, an Rmoney win by dividing the uberconservative vote (new window).
 
2012-03-28 09:49:11 AM  
Away in no manger
No cred for his bed
the little Lord Gingrich . ya dum diddy dum.
 
2012-03-28 09:49:15 AM  
Isn't this roughly where Newt was last year at this time? Hemorrhaging staff, low prospects, etc? Well, I'm sure Jesus will intervene any minute now and make this Tea Party darling the frontrunner again. After all, most of the country, and certainly all Republicans share the same ideals about small government getting that black guy out of office and putting God in government. Yep, any minute now Newt will be the frontrunner again because he's a thinker, and thinkers always win.

Well, at least Newt pissed away a miniscule portion some foolish billionaire's fortune on his little campaign to nowhere. Hopefully a (again, miniscule, no doubt) portion of that campaign money went into the pocket of a laborer, service industry member or small business owner. I can dream.

Nothing for a Tea Partier to do now but to donate to Santorum, and when that fails, Sarah PAC. Money well spent, over and over.
 
2012-03-28 09:51:07 AM  
Subby: Newt Gingrich is so confident of victory that he's going to finish off his campaign with 1/3 of his staff and no manager

And the remaining 1/3rd of his staff will be required to finish off Newt.
 
2012-03-28 09:52:07 AM  

More_Like_A_Stain: FTF:The shake-up comes as Republicans are increasingly coalescing around Mitt Romney...

Isn't coalescing just a synonym for congealing or clotting?


Or frothing?
 
2012-03-28 09:52:51 AM  
He wants to go to Tampa because blow jobs ...he loves his country so MUCH
 
2012-03-28 09:54:16 AM  

Deneb81: He's doing it 'to focus on the convention'... In other words, he's saving his money to make sure he's a bigger pain in the arse in Tampa.

You go Newt! That'll win you votes and affection attention and vengeance on your enemies!


That's what he really wants so this is the right move.

Also, the Freepers are playing this as "Newt's going to keep fighting all the way to Tampa!" which shows that Newt really knows how to play to the crazies. He'll have a nice little speaking career once this is over.
 
2012-03-28 09:54:43 AM  

sprawl15: Subby: Newt Gingrich is so confident of victory that he's going to finish off his campaign with 1/3 of his staff and no manager

And the remaining 1/3rd of his staff will be required to finish off Newt.


Newt told them that it would be an honor for them to work on his staff.
 
2012-03-28 09:55:51 AM  

unyon: Headso: If Man Baby wasn't such a failure of a political strategist he would have dropped out of the race sooner and threw his support behind Froth, the likleyhood of a brokered convention would have gone up. Instead he cut Santorum off at the knees in contests he could have won.

That wasn't a failure, it was a win. That's what Adelson was buying with his money, an Rmoney win by dividing the uberconservative vote (new window).


I think it's difficult to argue the result of this primary was pretty much bought, out in the open, through Citizens United.

Thanks SCOTUS!
 
2012-03-28 09:55:58 AM  

Rann Xerox: sprawl15: Subby: Newt Gingrich is so confident of victory that he's going to finish off his campaign with 1/3 of his staff and no manager

And the remaining 1/3rd of his staff will be required to finish off Newt.

Newt told them that it would be an honor for them to work on his staff.


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2012-03-28 09:57:03 AM  
His second wife reported that he only had 1/3 of a staff to begin with.
 
2012-03-28 10:00:47 AM  

Zerochance: unyon: Headso: If Man Baby wasn't such a failure of a political strategist he would have dropped out of the race sooner and threw his support behind Froth, the likleyhood of a brokered convention would have gone up. Instead he cut Santorum off at the knees in contests he could have won.

That wasn't a failure, it was a win. That's what Adelson was buying with his money, an Rmoney win by dividing the uberconservative vote (new window).

I think it's difficult to argue the result of this primary was pretty much bought, out in the open, through Citizens United.

Thanks SCOTUS!


yeah basically, interesting article/press release whatever you want to call it, unyon
 
2012-03-28 10:03:16 AM  
I hate it when bad things happen to good people.
 
2012-03-28 10:03:29 AM  

Zerochance: I think it's difficult to argue the result of this primary was pretty much bought, out in the open, through Citizens United.


No, it would be pretty easy to argue exactly that.
 
2012-03-28 10:08:00 AM  
Don't let Newt fewl you. He's only fixated on "going to Tampa" so that he can get some tasty Cuban sandwiches and visit Mons.
 
2012-03-28 10:09:45 AM  

sprawl15: Zerochance: I think it's difficult NOT to argue the result of this primary was pretty much bought, out in the open, through Citizens United.

No, it would be pretty easy to argue exactly that.


That's what I meant. FTFM.
 
2012-03-28 10:11:37 AM  
So...when's the Joseph Welch moment? When is there going to be an establishment figure going to call Newt out and so shatter his illusion that he scurries off with his tail between his legs?

Would that be too non-PC or something?
 
2012-03-28 10:11:49 AM  
You guys don't get it. This just cements Newt's smaller government bona fides. This is campaigning through actions instead of words. He knows he can run an effective campaign with 1/3 less bureaucracy and no manager (read 'czar') and dammit if the federal government can't also run effectively with 1/3 less spending and no friggin' czars. Keep it up Newt, you just picked up a vote in Pa!
 
2012-03-28 10:12:32 AM  
In unrelated news, Newt's "advisior" salary that he pays himself has increased by roughly that of 2/3s of his staff and his campaign manager.
 
2012-03-28 10:16:26 AM  
In related news, Gingrich has about as much dignity remaining as he has chances to win the nomination or farks to give.
 
2012-03-28 10:18:21 AM  

Boxcutta: His second wife reported that he only had 1/3 of a staff to begin with.


Win win win win win win win....
 
2012-03-28 10:19:17 AM  
Newt cut his staff?

Translation: He's cut his deal with Rmoney.
 
2012-03-28 10:21:14 AM  

unyon: Headso: If Man Baby wasn't such a failure of a political strategist he would have dropped out of the race sooner and threw his support behind Froth, the likleyhood of a brokered convention would have gone up. Instead he cut Santorum off at the knees in contests he could have won.

That wasn't a failure, it was a win. That's what Adelson was buying with his money, an Rmoney win by dividing the uberconservative vote (new window).


That's a pleasingly attractive narrative, but the reality is that if Newt were not in the race, his votes would probably split roughly evenly between Santorum and Romney (new window).

Of course, that doesn't make for nearly such an interesting story, and stories, not facts, are what drive the news cycle for both the mainstream broadcast media and the top-tier blogosphere bloviators. The latter, in fine Animal Farm fashion, increasingly resemble the "old media" they were supposed to replace.
 
2012-03-28 10:22:01 AM  

birchman: I'm sure he'll be blaming the lamestream librul media soon enough


Nah. RINOs in the elite Republican establishment constantly sabotaged him. It's a miracle he made it this far, and a testament to his devotion to true conservatism.

Maybe someday he'll divulge the true story of his heroic campaign to save the soul of the GOP. But that will have to wait... for the right time, the right speaker's honorarium, the right advance on his memoirs...
 
2012-03-28 10:24:21 AM  

quatchi: Newt cut his staff?

Translation: He's cut his deal with Rmoney.


Or saw the campaign debt adding up fast and no more money coming in. Translates to: this may cut into the Angry Bird's Tiffany's shopping and there will be no poon around the Newt house.
 
2012-03-28 10:28:19 AM  
Everybody makes fun of Newt. The thing is, he's done nothing but support his party and country almost his entire adult life. He has, both in public and private life, supported conservative ideals often at his own detriment. He's displayed more love of the nation than any other candidate in this election for far longer.

Everybody forgets he cleaned up Congress in the '90's, first by creating an actual contract for the first time, then by keeping Clinton from ruining an economy on the upswing. He, at the expense of his career, kept Clinton from overtaxing us and forcing compromise through the shutdown of useless government agencies--hell, we were actually free for a month or so--and showed what true leadership meant even though he was vilified in the press.

The sad thing is that even though his campaign has had no chance due to the vast wealth of Romney's supporters and the MSM treating him like a joke from the beginning with their book tour crap (same crap I see here, mind you), his campaign has already created more jobs than Obama. Think about that.

Keep bashing him. Whatever. When the convention comes around, you will all be kissing his ass and wishing he'd won.
 
2012-03-28 10:29:24 AM  
Keep going, Newt! Show the GOP establishment that America needs a Washington Outsider with strong family values on the republican ticket!
 
2012-03-28 10:29:52 AM  

quatchi: Newt cut his staff?

Translation: He's cut his deal with Rmoney.


Nah. Newt's just running out of money.

/Pray for a brokered convention.
//For the lulz.
 
2012-03-28 10:32:21 AM  
Newt, mostly in it for the money and the whores....mostly
 
2012-03-28 10:35:00 AM  

dr_blasto: Everybody makes fun of Newt. The thing is, he's done nothing but support his party and country almost his entire adult life. He has, both in public and private life, supported conservative ideals often at his own detriment. He's displayed more love of the nation than any other candidate in this election for far longer.

Everybody forgets he cleaned up Congress in the '90's, first by creating an actual contract for the first time, then by keeping Clinton from ruining an economy on the upswing. He, at the expense of his career, kept Clinton from overtaxing us and forcing compromise through the shutdown of useless government agencies--hell, we were actually free for a month or so--and showed what true leadership meant even though he was vilified in the press.

The sad thing is that even though his campaign has had no chance due to the vast wealth of Romney's supporters and the MSM treating him like a joke from the beginning with their book tour crap (same crap I see here, mind you), his campaign has already created more jobs than Obama. Think about that.

Keep bashing him. Whatever. When the convention comes around, you will all be kissing his ass and wishing he'd won.


I'm personally enjoying the term limits promised by his Contract with America.
 
2012-03-28 10:35:05 AM  

dr_blasto: Everybody makes fun of Newt. The thing is, he's done nothing but support his party and country almost his entire adult life. He has, both in public and private life, supported conservative ideals often at his own detriment. He's displayed more love of the nation than any other candidate in this election for far longer.

Everybody forgets he cleaned up Congress in the '90's, first by creating an actual contract for the first time, then by keeping Clinton from ruining an economy on the upswing. He, at the expense of his career, kept Clinton from overtaxing us and forcing compromise through the shutdown of useless government agencies--hell, we were actually free for a month or so--and showed what true leadership meant even though he was vilified in the press.

The sad thing is that even though his campaign has had no chance due to the vast wealth of Romney's supporters and the MSM treating him like a joke from the beginning with their book tour crap (same crap I see here, mind you), his campaign has already created more jobs than Obama. Think about that.

Keep bashing him. Whatever. When the convention comes around, you will all be kissing his ass and wishing he'd won.


img585.imageshack.us
 
2012-03-28 10:36:15 AM  
Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican presidential field...

That's like saying LIU Brooklyn led Michigan State 4-3 in basketball....
 
2012-03-28 10:37:37 AM  

dr_blasto: Everybody makes fun of Newt. The thing is, he's done nothing but support his party and country almost his entire adult life. He has, both in public and private life, supported conservative ideals often at his own detriment. He's displayed more love of the nation than any other candidate in this election for far longer.

Everybody forgets he cleaned up Congress in the '90's, first by creating an actual contract for the first time, then by keeping Clinton from ruining an economy on the upswing. He, at the expense of his career, kept Clinton from overtaxing us and forcing compromise through the shutdown of useless government agencies--hell, we were actually free for a month or so--and showed what true leadership meant even though he was vilified in the press.

The sad thing is that even though his campaign has had no chance due to the vast wealth of Romney's supporters and the MSM treating him like a joke from the beginning with their book tour crap (same crap I see here, mind you), his campaign has already created more jobs than Obama. Think about that.

Keep bashing him. Whatever. When the convention comes around, you will all be kissing his ass and wishing he'd won.


Well done. 9/10. I'm knocking a point off because you oversold it a bit with the kissing his ass comment, but otherwise, you'll get bites with this. I'll be sad if you don't.
 
2012-03-28 10:40:30 AM  

PunchDrunkPanda: Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican presidential field...

That's like saying LIU Brooklyn led Michigan State 4-3 in basketball....


I have met Michigan State, sir, and the Republican presidential field is no Michigan State.
 
2012-03-28 10:43:03 AM  

dr_blasto: Everybody makes fun of Newt. The thing is, he's done nothing but support his party and country almost his entire adult life. He has, both in public and private life, supported conservative ideals often at his own detriment. He's displayed more love of the nation than any other candidate in this election for far longer.

Everybody forgets he cleaned up Congress in the '90's, first by creating an actual contract for the first time, then by keeping Clinton from ruining an economy on the upswing. He, at the expense of his career, kept Clinton from overtaxing us and forcing compromise through the shutdown of useless government agencies--hell, we were actually free for a month or so--and showed what true leadership meant even though he was vilified in the press.

The sad thing is that even though his campaign has had no chance due to the vast wealth of Romney's supporters and the MSM treating him like a joke from the beginning with their book tour crap (same crap I see here, mind you), his campaign has already created more jobs than Obama. Think about that.

Keep bashing him. Whatever. When the convention comes around, you will all be kissing his ass and wishing he'd won.


Nice try remaining Gingrich campaign employee
 
2012-03-28 10:44:46 AM  

PunchDrunkPanda: Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican presidential field...

That's like saying LIU Brooklyn led Michigan State 4-3 in basketball....



And LIU Brooklyn played the entire game!
 
2012-03-28 10:47:13 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: quatchi: Newt cut his staff?

Translation: He's cut his deal with Rmoney.

Nah. Newt's just running out of money.

/Pray for a brokered convention.
//For the lulz.


Been praying to the FSM (PBUH) for a brokered GOP convention that makes Thunderdome look like a kid's party for a while now. The ways of the FSM are myriad and unpredictable as all get out, of course, but so far it looks like his noodly appendage is working on achieving a lulzfest of ginormous proportions. Think "Lord of the Flies" only without all the maturity. When I consulted my Magic8ball on this subject it came up "you're gonna need a bigger popcorn bowl". It's never said that before so I'm taking it as a good sign.
 
2012-03-28 10:48:58 AM  
he cleaned up Congress in the '90's

By leaving it with a cloud of shame over his head.
 
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