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  •  "Someone must correct this great injustice..." (10+ / 0-)

    If you don't recognize that's from the movie--"The Great White Hope."

    I hate to say it, but Newt is casting this election as a battle for White Supremacy...the man has a big fat belly, but he's got more fire in it than Romney has gold coins in the bank.

    Win or Lose...Gingrich is their man.

    Take a gander over at Red State...there is a Rec Listed diary over there that, without any irony, touts Gingrich as the Second Coming of Richard Nixon.

    •  The second coming of Nixon (11+ / 0-)

      which only proves the ignorance of most Republican voters.

      Can you imagine a Republican candidate saying this today:

      Jeffery Frank, The New Yorker

      In 1959, Vice-President Nixon, speaking to members of California’s Commonwealth Club, was asked if he’d like to see the parties undergo an ideological realignment—the sort that has since taken place—and he replied, "I think it would be a great tragedy . . . if we had our two major political parties divide on what we would call a conservative-liberal line." He continued, "I think one of the attributes of our political system has been that we have avoided generally violent swings in Administrations from one extreme to the other. And the reason we have avoided that is that in both parties there has been room for a broad spectrum of opinion." Therefore, "when your Administrations come to power, they will represent the whole people rather than just one segment of the people."

      Ten months before the general election, the increasingly angry, suspicious, and divided party of Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry seems ever more immersed in its current orthodoxies. None of the candidates, though, seem the least bit interested in even addressing how they, or their party, might actually govern the "whole people" of a fractious nation.

      [emphasis added]

      Republicans 2012 . . . Keeping millions out of work to put one man out of a job.

      by jsfox on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 07:38:01 AM PST

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      •  Yes But the Sociopathic Personality Parts, on That (0+ / 0-)

        score Newt could be a 2nd Nixon. Criminal presidency, turning the government [more harshly] against the people and non-corporatist-advancing movements, and such.

        Nixon's body is probably drooling in the grave over the thought of having today's total information awareness machinery at his disposal.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 08:16:22 AM PST

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    •  Second coming of Richard Nixon? That's supposed (0+ / 0-)

      to be a good thing? LOL

      When I become President (it's going to happen you know?!) I want to be the second coming of John Quincy Adams. 'Cause if the corrupt bargain isn't enough to live up to then I shan't make the history books.

      Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 08:16:16 AM PST

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