I am glad to see this and I would be delighted to see a Gingrich Cain on the ballot in the November General election.
That ticket would result in an overwhelming defeat of the Obama and anyone else ticket.
I agree with Chief MVB and Brother Jimmy that the election is President Obama's to lose; just as I stand pesimistically optimistic that he will win until he polls at 49% consistently.
If Newt were the nominee, examine the true ammunition he would use against BHO and articulate it like no other candidate other than Herman Cain. This is what I truly feel will Rally the Conservatives, 40% of the electorate, and 12-15% of the Independents, 39% of the electorate, culminating in a close win for Gingrich.
Larry Elder breaks down the legitimate attack on BHO, which only Ginrich will execute from the remaining candidates!
Newt Declares War on Media
Posted by Larry Elder on 01/26/2012 at 9:04 AM
The Republican re-embrace of former Speaker Newt Gingrich says a lot about whom he sees as his opponent -- and it isn’t just President Barack Obama. It’s the media.
If not for major media’s embrace, Obama would still be sitting in the Senate, perhaps mulling another run for the presidency. A UCLA economist-political scientist recently tried to measure how the liberal media bias influences the way people vote. He concluded that this bias gives the Democrat candidate 8 to 10 percentage points.
Republicans understand this. So does Gingrich -- on a very deep level. He knows the media dislike him above and beyond their anti-conservative Republican disdain. That he is testy, no-nonsense, whip smart and knowledgeable makes him formidable. That he engineered the 1994 GOP takeover of the House and pushed former President Bill Clinton into governing in the center makes him effective.
The good news for the media is that Gingrich is a Southern white male Christian Republican. He belongs to a group for which no advocacy organization exists to play the race/sex/religion card when Gingrich gets called -- on-air by cable hosts and pundits -- “racist,” “disgusting” and a “pig.”
Gingrich bites back. Hard. Thus, he addresses the question of his messy personal life while hitting the CNN moderator for bringing this up as the first question. Gingrich knows he lacks the Reaganesque “aw, shucks” persona. Reagan used
Reagan used his sunny disposition to counter the media’s attempt to portray him as a dangerous nutcase whose finger should never go near the nuclear button -- not unlike how many try to portray Gingrich.
Gingrich will call out the media for ignoring the bombshell that Obama’s mother did not fight with her insurer over her medical bills, as Obama movingly and repeatedly told Americans in making his case for ObamaCare.
Gingrich will question why the major media behaved so indifferently for so long about matters like Obama’s 20-year association with a racist, anti-Semitic pastor.
Gingrich will ask why the press yawns when the Obama administration stops using expressions like “shovel ready,” “save or create” millions of jobs and “stimulus.”
Gingrich will remind Americans about Obama’s promise to end the influence of “lobbyists.” By any normal understanding of the term, the White House remains a lobby-rich environment where Obama officials insist on lobbyist meetings off-premises. This means there is no White House log, allowing the administration to brag about an alleged decrease in lobbying.
Gingrich will point out the hypocrisy of being called a “lobbyist” though he never registered as one. Yet the media fail to apply this flexible definition of “lobbyist” when it comes to the Obama administration.
Gingrich will ask why the media remain so incurious about Obama’s grades at prep school, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law -- even as Obama admitted, in his first book, that he wasn’t much of a student.
Gingrich will point out the lack of left-wing outrage over our involvement in Libya. As a senator, Obama insisted that the President needed congressional approval to send troops into harm’s way -- unless the country was under imminent threat. Yet for the joint bombing of Libya, a mission the Obama administration called “humanitarian,” Obama sought no congressional approval.
Gingrich will stand up against explicit or implied charges of racism. He scored by not backing down from Fox’s Juan Williams, who accused him of racial callousness for saying poor urban children lack working role models, and for calling Obama a “food stamp president.” Gingrich stood his ground and engaged in a needed, if uncomfortable, national discussion about the damage done to the family by the welfare state. This resonates with voters who are tired of being accused of racism for questioning whether the welfare state now hurts the very people it purports to help.
The White House narrative of why Obama should be re-elected is this: Obama rescued the country from destruction -- and Republicans stand in his way from doing even bigger and better things for the country. Obama insists that “every economist” agrees that TARP, the bailouts and stimulus rescued an economy headed for Armageddon.
Gingrich wilI forcefully argue that in the early ‘80s, Reagan saw higher unemployment, inflation and interest rates. But no one calls that period The Great Recession. Unlike Obama, Reagan cut taxes, slowed down the rate of domestic spending and continued deregulation. And the economy took off, averaging -- by this stage in the Reagan recovery -- between 6.5 and 7 percent quarterly growth vs. the current anemic 2 percent.
The media will not properly scrutinize Obama’s narrative. Count on them, however, to examine and reject Gingrich’s narrative that Obama’s policies place a dangerous and hard drag on the economy.
Gingrich has declared war on the anti-Republican media pro-liberal bias and double standard that give Democrat candidates a built in 8- to 10-point advantage. It’s about time. We’ve got a country to save.
As I have said before, you can tell when a candidate has a fighting chance, the establishment Republicans, Democrats and Lamestream Media will attack you with dirt and won’t tell the whole story so American Patriots can make an informed decision.
Clinton News Network, Thank You for telling the truth and the truth will always set you free!
Does Anderson Cooper want the truth to be known, thie footage was right under his nose?
Did BHO copy and paste the State of the Union Address? And when is he actuall gonna do something; I told you he is all talk and no true leadership!
Newt and Cain are too vulnerable to the Dirt Machine to be truly competitive. Since we are now headed economically toward "full recovery" and the land of milk and honey, the only thing that could derail the President is if it is proven that he is not a natural born citizen. His opponents know this, which is why the issue will not die.
But if Hillary Clinton's machine couldn't dig out the dirt, I suggest that it can't be done. Either way - he's the incumbent, and only another charismatic populist who can excite the masses would have a chance against him.
Maybe Cain could have come close, but as I said once before on this here blog site: the United States was ready to elect a black President in 2008. It may now be ready to elect a woman President, but that's for next time. But two black candidates heading the Presidential tickets of the respective major parties? Uh, no.
At the very least, Black America wouldn't stand for it.
Gingrich Says Poor Children Have No Work Habits
Des Moines, Iowa — Responding to controversial comments he made about child labor in late November at Harvard University, Newt Gingrich today told a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that children in poor neighborhoods have “no habits of working and nobody around them who works.”
Gingrich was asked by an audience member to clarify the comments he made last month in which he called the current child labor laws ”stupid” and would replace janitors with schoolchildren to work in the community school.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Gingrich Is Using Racial ‘Code Words’
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Friday accused Newt Gingrich of using racial “code words” in calling President Barack Obama the “food stamp president” and saying schools ought to hire children to do janitorial work.
The Texas congresswoman’s comments came in response to a question about remarks she made on the House floor Wednesday, when she said there are “candidates like Newt Gingrich who want to throw fuel and matches and fire to develop sort of an explosiveness in this country” and there are “underlying suggestions” to calling Obama the “food stamp president.”
“These are code words. It’s inappropriate,” Jackson Lee told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Friday. “Let me say that the code words, as far as I’m concerned words that generate and signify race.”
“[With Gingrich] It is ‘I will use race to divide. I will call the president the food stamp president,’” she said. “Telling us that a janitor who makes $37,000 would be in a better position to give his job up so that the children of the poor in New York…can pick up a broom and work.”
To say children in New York should “pick up a broom and work…is a code word to, if you will, portray poor children and poor school districts that they have seen no one work legitimately,” she said. “That they don‘t have a work ethic and these janitors are overpaid unionized workers who don’t have family and are not making $37,000 a year”
“I think Mr. Gingrich should be ashamed of himself and we should not want to win at any cost. Let’s bring the country together. Let’s not destroy Mr. Obama. Let’s talk about helping the American people,” she said.
Her comments came just days after former President Jimmy Carter made a similar charge against Gingrich as well, saying there’s a “subtlety of racism” to his comments about food stamps and welfare.
Gingrich is right, I’m black too just visited Suffolk Virginia and two of my nieces just had children with no father present only grandparents to help support the kids so this is a true statement which is also a determent to black America. I’m sure you are black too and we need to realize that we have to take responsibility for ourselves as the bible espouses and stop blaming white people for your own failures just because they support free market enterprise that’s what this country is built upon and will prosper upon when we get more Americans onboard instead of class warfare, which our President promotes to divide the country along with his surrogates like Shelia Jackson Lee, who like BHO don’t believe in true freedom like Libertarians and Conservative. Why don’t you try reading articles by Larry Elder, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and Herman Cain to give yourself a more balanced approach to what politics are really about!
John Shaft was the savior of black Americans that felt that every white man was responsible for their own failures, which is not true. Shaft was our savior and redemption in the early 70’s. Which Newt Gingrich has transpired into for America in this emotional presidential debate’s? I want all of my fellow bloggers that may not be familiar with Isaac Hayes to experience the Great R&B Experience of Shaft to enable you to compromise the intent of the lyrics; enjoy the recording and be patient until 2:40 of 4:30 till the lyrics start and the instrumental music is very good and soothing.
Isaac Hayes Live!
Good Stuff, nuff said!
The venonmous she-devil of the right, Ann Coulter, has now denounced Newt! I do not know if that means she is now in Romneys camp or not. He surely cannot meet her litmus test for conservatism.
I predict Romney will trounce Newt in Florida as Florida is not a true "southern" state. When the primaries move to Arizona and the other Southern States, then look for Brother Newt to still be in the dog-fight. It may not be that Romney is the enevitable Republican Nominee.
On another note...after the 2012 elections look for Governor Christie of New Jersey to be the Republican Power to be reckoned with. He can attract the conserative right and the independents. I will go so far as to say, that if he decides to run in 2016 and barring any scandal involving little boys or other women, that he will be the Chosen One to sit in the Oval Office.
Funk: liked your Shaft thing...
"I will go so far as to say, that if he decides to run in 2016 and barring any scandal involving little boys or other women, that he will be the Chosen One to sit in the Oval Office."
Gee, Jimmy - that's quite a statement. You must be on to something, as a few months ago ABC News must have been thinking the same thing. They've already begun (along with David Letterman) a "heavyweight" attack four years early. See:
Chief MVB, Cain has his legal team on the unfounded allegations and I’m sure he won’t accept VP without credible evidence of his innocence. As time passes we will fend thru the clouded history of Gingrich as we now know he was truthful in saying he was exonerated; however it is true that he isn’t liked within the establishment but what does that really have to do with governing and Newt’s record as Speaker is immaculate and much more impressive than President Obama. I’m just calling it as it really is but I know the media won’t. The hope is that the 12-15% Independents gets it because the conservative base is going to rally around the nominee like they did in 2010 midterms. Until BHO starts polling at least 49% consistently, 5-6 out of the top ten polls this strategy is obtainable for Gingrich. You have the advantage with your predictions and I’m a man of my word; if BHO wins against the Gingrich scenario, I will provide for you and Brother Jimmy whatever salivating meal that you desire. I’m saving money for it because I don’t want to be caught unprepared.
Brother Jimmy, Coulter can definitely gets under a person’s skin on a consistent basis can’t she? Coulter has been supporting Romney very early when Chris Christy didn’t run. Her next pick after Christie didn’t run was Romney with Cain as VP.
Thanks, for understanding the Shaft/Gingrich Montage, you are a Democrat liberal patriot for open-mindedness!
Not a Progressive, Windell said!
SEbe: How you find all these things continually amazes me. Dave really lays in to Christie. But, during campaign season no one is safe from the comics. I rememeber the press making a big deal over Perdue's weight when he ran for Gov. of Georgia. Turned out Perdue went on diet, shed some pounds and then everybody shut up. Personally, I am not bothered by Christies girth. I've heard him speak. He is quick on his feet verbally speaking, great at repartee and has a wondeful sense of humor. To my Demo mind Christie would be tough to beat.
Funk: God bless you brudder. I a sure that I one day will accept yur gracious offer to dine. Course you are aware of some of my familial issues requiring care-giving of a loved one. It will happen one day, though, I assure you.
BTW: Just heard that Don Cornelius of Soul Train died. That is a real bummer.
"SEbe: How you find all these things continually amazes me."
Hi Jimmy. It's really no mystery - I just "google" a topic I'm unfamiliar with and the "highlights" just jump off the page. It's the residual of being a part-time, lifetime "poofreader." Lately, I keep seeing "homocide" on the main page of this site, but they have been very responsive with fixes when I point it out.
"To my Demo mind Christie would be tough to beat."
Especially with President Obama gone. During the next four years, the Repubs will be "stimulated" to come up with the best candidates they can, while the Dems try to coax HRC out of the rafters. But in 2016, she will be 69 years old - and might not be an "attractive" enough candidate to sway the masses. A lot depends on what happens during Obama's second term as well.
Unlike a lot of others, I actually LIKED the President's most recent State of the Union address. I realize it had a lot of themes revisited, but nowadays I try to listen to those things and imagine which parts could be delivered by a president from either party. There was a whole lot of that in this speech. I especially liked these parts of it:
"So we have a huge opportunity, at this moment, to bring manufacturing back. But we have to seize it. Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed.
We should start with our tax code. Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and everyone knows it. So let’s change it.
First, if you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it. That money should be used to cover moving expenses for companies like Master Lock that decide to bring jobs home.
Second, no American company should be able to avoid paying its fair share of taxes by moving jobs and profits overseas. From now on, every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax. And every penny should go towards lowering taxes for companies that choose to stay here and hire here in America.
Third, if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers.
So my message is simple. It is time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America."
"So much of America needs to be rebuilt. We’ve got crumbling roads and bridges; a power grid that wastes too much energy; an incomplete high-speed broadband network that prevents a small business owner in rural America from selling her products all over the world.
During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. After World War II, we connected our states with a system of highways. Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody, from the workers who built them to the businesses that still use them today.
In the next few weeks, I will sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects. But you need to fund these projects. Take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home."
(I REALLY like that last sentence.)
Yes - there was a whole lot of the speech that could be given - WORD FOR WORD - by a Republican President in January of 2012. The problem comes afterward: what actually gets done (usually nothing). On this, I also liked Obama's rhetoric:
"...none of this can happen unless we also lower the temperature in this town. We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common-sense ideas.
I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more."
That IS an interesting and novel concept: A Democratic President saying that government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, AND NO MORE.
Of course, the devil is in the details, so we have the perpetual struggle over what people cannot do better by themselves. Do we let them fail and learn from their mistakes (the "radical right wing" approach), or do we put in place a bureaucracy which contemplates/anticipates every possible scenario for failure and tries to put a system in place to prevent it (the "radical left wing" approach). And everything in between.
I guess that's why living in The Melting Pot is so much fun.
Brother Jimmy, I believe in freedom and if you have to take care of loved ones I will have it delivered to your home, if you let me; and that goes for you too Chief MVB. Both of you patriots have the advantage supporting the incumbent and the Republican nominnee will need a host of specific parameters to occur to garner a very close win, which I can't and wont predict because anything could happen!
Actually - although it may seem otherwise - I do not "support the incumbent." My views are based on the conclusion that nobody the Republicans nominate this time around can beat him. I could be wrong, but that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
Also, I believe that Mr. Obama should be given every chance to succeed because - even though I didn't vote for him in 2008 and probably won't in November - he's still MY President. I do not believe that he is a crook, nor do I believe that he is illegitimately holding office.
In his current elected position - whether any of us like it or not - BHO is the personification of the United States of America, in this country and around the world. When he fails, WE ALL FAIL. We're all in it together [as the fellow says in "Brazil" (1985)], and we must pull together in order for our way of life to succeed. When everyone is at each other's throats, nothing gets done.