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  •  Poor Newt... (11+ / 0-)

    He created the framework which he is now fighting against:

    - The GOP wraps 'capitalism' and 'free markets' with the flag, mom, apple pie and jeezus.  The GOP faithful have been trained to question them in any capacity is to question America itself.

    - Nobody in the GOP does Nuance.  Maybe so called 'intellectuals' like Newt did some time ago, but that is no longer the case.  Witness signs at teabagger rallies that say 'Keep the government out of my medicare!'

    - Even if you could convince people that what Willard did was wrong, then the question is: What are you going to do about it?  How are you going to change that behavior without having the big bad government regulate business?  I mean, that's just communist.

    They have created this monster and the ability for these vultures to exist.  If they had ANY intellectual honest/curiosity, they would see that this is reason why the economy went into the tank (banks making money off of selling 'financial products' vs. actually doing boring investments) and they would see that it is their policies that lead to it (deregulate everything and let the market sort it out).

    '[Mitt Romney] Loves money, hates people - Just one man's opinion" - David Letterman

    by RichM on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 08:50:09 AM PST

    •  The only thing Gingrich wants... (2+ / 0-)
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      S F Hippie, freesia

      ...is to wound Romney politically, and have him lose the general. Anything else is irrelevant.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 09:08:33 AM PST

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      •  I'm begining to see... (1+ / 0-)
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        That you are correct.  Maybe it is because he is a Mormon.  Maybe it is Newt believes Romney isn't socially conservative enough and this is the only way to destroy him.  But I think it is because Newt is always in it for Newt.  If he can't be president, then there will not be a GOP president this cycle.

        '[Mitt Romney] Loves money, hates people - Just one man's opinion" - David Letterman

        by RichM on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 09:23:53 AM PST

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        •  This is it... (2+ / 0-)
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          RichM, Chitown Kev

          ...exactly:

          But I think it is because Newt is always in it for Newt.  If he can't be president, then there will not be a GOP president this cycle.

          Gingrich is so damned narcissistic, that only he can "save" the United States, so it is up to him to keep fighting Romney.

          Or something...

          Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

          by JeffW on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 09:59:30 AM PST

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        •  The other GOP candidates hate Romney's guts (3+ / 0-)
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          RichM, Chitown Kev, mmacdDE

          Newt holds a grudge and believes in payback. If he hates somebody's guts, he is going to do something about it.

          People have said that Newt's superpower is to make everyone that has ever worked for him hate him.

          Apparently, you don't have to work for Romney to end up hating him.  You only have to spend time in the same room with him.

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