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May

"Today, I am suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship."

The epic speech that marked the beginning of the end of Newt Gingrich’s campaign read by John Lithgow on the Colbert Report, May 11, 2011.

(Source: front.moveon.org)

25

Apr

Gingrich announced that his campaign “is on life support”

ultraprism:

Which means he’s probably already cheating on it with his 2016 campaign.

Sources: Gingrich Will End His White House Bid Next Week

11

Apr

Governor Perry will strongly endorse and work for the Republican nominee, since our priority must be to replace President Obama and his destructive policies. As a former U.S. military officer and a proud Aggie, Rick Perry puts a premium on loyalty and therefore today remains Newt Gingrich backer.
Rick Perry just doesn’t give up on failure.

(Source: blog.chron.com)

10

Apr


"I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice. I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget." - Newt Gingrich (source)

"I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice. I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget." - Newt Gingrich (source)

08

Apr

Newt Gingrich Concedes GOP Race Without Actually Dropping Out!!!

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Yes, Newt Gingrich is still vying for the Republican presidential nomination, but that didn’t stop him from essentially admitting he has no chance. On Fox News Sunday, Gingrich called Romney “far and away the most likely” nominee.

Gingrich went on to explain why it’s important that he stay in the race, once again noting that he feels it’s important to promote his conservative ideal even if he’s not the eventual candidate.

Gingrich wants to influence the party’s platform, which is a statement of principles on the issues. He’s interested in promoting increased domestic oil production and personal Social Security savings accounts.

And although Gingrich is adamant about not dropping out, he went so far as to say he would campaign for Romney if (read: when) he secures the nomination. At the same time, he did seem a little cranky about Romney’s seemingly endless funds — and who could blame him? Gingrich’s campaign debt is nearing $4.5 million.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

02

Apr

Like a garden gnome, Gingrich sits there on the lawn and allows you to imagine him the way you want. In the judicious words of John Stoehr, the editor of the New Haven Advocate and a lecturer at Yale, “tirades on the poor work habits of poor children, the immorality of food stamps and the evils of the media” are the sorts of grand political wisdoms that Gingrich has to offer to this presidential election.

"Yet even in the South," John Stoehr adds, "this land of racism and religiosity, there’s only so far a guy like Gingrich can go using the rhetoric of tribalism. Eventually, a serious candidate for president must stop saying what he is not and start saying what he is, and, in doing so, he must clearly outline what he will do to address the basic human needs that we all have, whether we’re racist or not."

On that score, it is not just Gingrich that fails, but the entire political culture that has given birth to him and that he best represents - Republican or Democrat. Stoehr says: “A zero-sum game has been the foundation of his [Gingrich’s] career. Only when someone loses does he win. In short, Gingrich has no core. His self is truly a self that comes through the eyes of others. While Du Bois believed African-Americans’ “two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings” would metamorphose into a proud new American humanity, Gingrich’s two souls and two thoughts don’t synthesise, so much as self-destruct.” It is precisely that self-destruction that today defines US politics, precisely in the opposite direction of Du Bois’ noble dreams and aspirations.

13

Mar

Tune in now: Newt Gingrich grasping at straws.

Two Reagan mentions already and a lot of rambling bullshit. 

06

Mar

I have appreciated what he has stood for, stood boldly for. He has been the underdog in many of these primary races and these caucuses and I’ve respected what he has stood for… my preference tonight was for the cheerful one.
Sarah Palin cast her vote for ‘cheerful’ Newt Gingrich on this Super Tuesday.