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Gingrich: Why Rove and Stevens
are plain wrong

Human Events, by Newt Gingrich

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/20/2013 9:45:21 AM

I am writing this newsletter in a very direct, no baloney, effort to get across how much trouble we Republicans are in and how real the internal party fight is going to be. I strongly support RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ effort to think through the lessons of 2012 and develop a better path for the Republican Party. However there are going to be some very powerful opponents to any serious rethinking of Republican doctrines and strategies. It is appalling how little some Republican consultants have learned from the 2012 defeat. It is even more disturbing how arrogant their plans for the future are.

Clear, unedited, unadulterated truth.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zzen01, 2/20/2013 9:58:45 AM     (No. 9186566)

It seems to me that ALL the "Problems/Issues" w/in the past 4 or so Election Cycles can be traced back to One Man "Karl Rove". Either we rid the GOP of him and his ilk or the GOP is finished.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/20/2013 9:59:24 AM     (No. 9186570)

FTA: Of course these consultants have made an amazing amount of money asserting an expertise they clearly don’t have.

I´ve been saying this since 1992. Show me a losing campaign with dumbed-down messaging and you can bet there has been an army of overpaid K street consultants running the show. Far too many of these hired guns care more for their reputations with the national press corps than they do with winning elections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tishimself, 2/20/2013 10:00:21 AM     (No. 9186575)

Newt. As thoughtful as ever. Must read.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/20/2013 10:01:44 AM     (No. 9186576)

Newtie can be a brilliant man - - but - - I was really disappointed by this article.

There isn´t a thing in it about moon colonies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 2/20/2013 10:01:57 AM     (No. 9186578)

I say get rid of the entire GOP leadership. I wager that any 10 L-Dotters can right the GOP ship and make it a conservative party before the next election.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/20/2013 10:06:18 AM     (No. 9186592)

The problem is the democrats have rocked us back on our heels trying to counter the outright lies they keep spreading. Faster than we can even digest the BS, they come at us from all angles with more. Until someone can quickly and efficiently expose the lefts utter disregard for the truth, we´re left fighting amongst ourselves. It´s not a winning formula.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/20/2013 10:11:48 AM     (No. 9186607)

I see the regular Newt bashers are making the usual fools of themselves.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 2/20/2013 10:13:29 AM     (No. 9186613)

Newt makes good points, but unless and until the Republican Party recognizes the enormity of election fraud which took place, it will be even worse in subsequent elections. I am still distraught over their lack of recognition of it and their lack of the fury I feel over it. Do not think for one minute the democrats are not already working on 2014 and 2016! And the Republicans are sitting around sucking their thumbs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 2/20/2013 10:20:18 AM     (No. 9186630)

Brilliant - typical Newt. The apologists try to marginalize him due to his "baggage", but when he´s right - he´s right. The consultants live in a bubble. Candidates must be vetted - but who does the vetting is the issue. Technology is effective when properly applied: garbage in is still garbage out. Ignore the baggage and listen to this man.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/20/2013 10:25:04 AM     (No. 9186641)

The problem is #6 that those that want to fight the liberal slander and their corrupting of the Conservative message are being blocked by the Republican Establishment who only purpose and goal is to retain power and make money.

If you exercise game theory, you see that the Republican Establishment wins, even when they lose. The spending will not be cut, the promises they made to large corporate contributors will be kept, and they as a result remain in control of the money and continue to profit trying to win elections.

If the Republican Establishment does win, they have to do so with candidates that they can rely on not to threaten their positions, their promises, nor the money being spent by the government.

This is ultimately the reason why Tea Party candidates are being targeted by the Republican Establishment. "Purity" is a false flag dredged up to cloud the issue. The Tea Party´s main concern is taxation and spending. All other issues are bolted on to its frame by those trying to carry their agenda forward.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redink, 2/20/2013 10:36:24 AM     (No. 9186663)

Well said, Speaker.

FTA: "Republicans need to drop the consultant-centric model and go back to a system in which candidates have to think and consultants are adviser and implementers but understand that the elected official is the one who has to represent the voters and make the key decisions."

Newt understands the machinations of the gop establishment...and he´s been fighting it his entire career.
He knows the power that the people have and when he was able to tell them, they listened.
We don´t need no stinkin´ consultants telling us what we like about their candidates.
Kudos Newt.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 2/20/2013 10:40:01 AM     (No. 9186668)

Newt can be very good and he can be very bad. Today he is very, very good. The "consultants" have been dreadful for several election cycles. Karl Rove manufactured G.W.´s "compassionate conservatism" which we all knew was a fraud from the jump. I do look around and wonder where the Republican politician may be who actually believes in something. Honestly, I can´t identify even one.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/20/2013 10:52:44 AM     (No. 9186695)

He lost me when he brought up Calista. Calista, Calista, Calista. Someone other than the consultants he is criticizing also failed to learn from past failed campaigns, Newt himself. Admittedly a very smart man but very self-absorbed and "whipped".

Here´s a suggestion, Newt. You do the writing and let someone else put their name in the byline.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/20/2013 10:55:50 AM     (No. 9186707)

OP: Thanx for posting this article. And special thanx for your very incisive post #10. I can see why you admire and respect Newt Gingrich, as I do.

Newt offers us a scathing critique of a clown ("MC Rove") who is trying to engineer future GOP failures, and the arrogantly ignorant (but rich from our donations) buffoon who oversaw our last disaster in a classically Newtonian read.

And one of our people sees fit to offer the Dem/media talking point about moon colonies?! Sheesh!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/20/2013 11:05:35 AM     (No. 9186729)

Nice article, full of good arguments, but the LoFos won´t read it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 2/20/2013 11:25:46 AM     (No. 9186761)

Until such time as we seize control of the classrooms,city hall and the courtrooms, all this tech nonsense is nothing more than blowing smoke to obscure the real problem. That problem is that we and our children have been brainwashed and are doing exactly what our enemies want us to do by focusing on DC.
RR said it best,"DC ain´t the solution, it´s the problem."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/20/2013 11:33:11 AM     (No. 9186773)

Romney snatched Defeat from the Jaws Of Victory at the beginning of the second debate when he did not pin Curly´s ears back with Benghazi.
Instead his consultants like Stevens counseled him to stall.

This is hidebound, and Rove et al have one real goal in mind in all this and it is not winning elections, and it is not high and lofty:

merely lining their greasy pockets and stuffing their fat little ´white hands full of cash.
Newt is right.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: agility, 2/20/2013 11:52:07 AM     (No. 9186812)

Romney and surogates destroyed the other republicans, but refused to do the same with Obama.

They have got to understand how to compaign in this age. Its apparent new blood is needed.

The Replubicans need to understand the strategy of the Democrats. Quit crying about the media and start communicating effectively. There was no answer to all of the lies from Obama yesterday.

And they need to devise a strategy to take back the schools. The kids are being brainwashed. Its sickening.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 2/20/2013 12:18:25 PM     (No. 9186860)

Early on my advice to all I know was ignore Newt at your peril. Look what happened. My advice is still, ignore Newt at your peril. He is the only Republican I would trust to have the facts right and the right advice and the right strategy. Ignore Newt at your peril.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: master sergeant, 2/20/2013 12:24:00 PM     (No. 9186866)

Nina Easton´s (Fortune Magazine writer) husband was part of the Romney problem. Stupid RINOs were afraid to smash Obama´s head against the pavement for fear of being called racist by the lame stream media. The RINO consultant class should have their collective heads beaten with baseball bats. We fail because of inept cowardly party leadership.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/20/2013 1:48:08 PM     (No. 9187015)

Since all the efforts and largesse appear planned for latinoes and blacks, can whites just opt out and quit paying taxes. I really see nothing in the new American for them but pulling the wagon and paying for it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/20/2013 10:24:51 PM     (No. 9187985)

Say what you want, but Newt gets it, as does Sarah... both were attacked by Dems and GOP elite... What did Sarah call them... Crony Corporate Capitalists... and their $400MM that was wasted last year... Led by the opportunist Snake, Rove... Remember how the press was following Sarah and her family on her I Love America East Coast Tour... They were eating out of her hands on her terms... Newt has the DC experience, knows the ropes, and speaks the truth here... He needs to convince RNC to disband and rebrand so voter fraud can be fought, have fewer debates with no press, just the candidates, and implement his plan of candidate-centered leadership in local, state, primary and general elections... GOP already has 30 governors!

As above poster said, "Ignore Newt at your peril"!

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