Newt Gingrich told David Gregory on Sunday’s Meet The Press “the Republican party of today is incapable of competing” with a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton. Gingrich thinks “every Republican” should be focused on 2016 because of the severity of their defeat in 2012. Gingrich said that if Clinton were to run in four years, “supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be, truly, the Super Bowl.”
Umm, just when we thought experience was important, 2008 came along. Then when we thought that zero accomplishments and the baggage of running the economy into the ground would do the trick 2012 got here. I don´t want the Hillbag anywhere near the White House, but the fact remains that this is now a very different country and we have to learn how to re-take the office.
Silliness. Most of Obama´s female vote comes from women who are, uh, "excited" in the nether parts by His Majesty (bad boy syndrome, perhaps). I´d bet that percentage is at least 96%. Hillary´s visage, on the other hand, repels red-blooded males like a tsunami of pepper spray. The only men who´d possibly vote for that walking insult to feminine charm are men who, uh, aren´t men.
No threat in 2016. The GOP will be incapable of competing only if it keeps caving in to the Obamas and Clintons of the world.
Newt, of whom the Clinton machine made mincemeat of during their day. It looks like they still scare him to death. Our first enemy is the MSM in this country that covered our primaries in the most negative fashion and then did 90% + negative stories on Romney. Add to that the massive voter fraud in this country and you have not even touched a real conservative issue, The country is dying or dead due to people who are God-less and worship "things" like Obama and Obamacare, welfare, etc. This is where we start.
Let´s see. In 2008 the gop ran a candidate with a questionable history of where he was born, against obama. In 2012 the gop ran a candidate who had signed (not authored)romneycare against obamacare obama. You mean to tell me that somewhere in the ranks of the gop stable, they can´t find a skank who ONLY does the bidding of powerful men? I´m sure they will find the perfect candidate.
In our brain dead hip society, by 2016 half of the people of voting age will not remember the Clinton years. I doubt Bill Clinton who will be around 70 will make any 20 somethings swoon and Hillary will also be around 70. I doubt there is a makeover anywhere that could make the hag look even remotely attractive.
And considering what a disaster the woman has been as secretary of state, and not JUST with Benghazi burt all round, this speaks volumes about the American electorate, who seem to swallow anything without thought.
As to poster #6, Romney won the male voter....it was the young ´ens and the free birth control and the Hispanics and Asians that lost the race, and nothing is being done to either court or educate them....at least without destroying all our ethics and principles. (Forget the Blacks--they largely seem to knee jerk to another 1/2 Black no matter WHAT he does, and that goes for Colin Powell as well.)
Can´t stand Newt but this time, for the first time in years, he´s correct. The sooner the party´s leaders get together and cobble together a platform that reflects we are living in the 21st century and tells those who don´t agree to form their own theocratic party, the better. Otherwise it´s doomed.
Unfortunately for my optimism levels, I have the same dreadful feeling that Hillary will be our next president. Makes me throw up in my mouth. The GOP is so weak that Boehner is getting ready to give Obama what he wants with higher tax rates. The idiot public will only see that the Annointed One runs the country without any help from Congress once again and be thrilled. Won´t matter what Boehner gets in return...
The left began shredding Sarah Palin the day after she lost the 2008 election. They were successful. We should learn from them. The best defense is a good offense. The worst defense is to give up four years early.
Unless the States get in gear and purge the voter list of dead and illegals and pass voter ID NOW... we will loose. They know the Liberal election stealing is coming but still they scratch themselves until about 2 months before the election then decide maybe they should look into it... Too busy enjoying their power until they are about to loose it..
I do not pretend to know who will run next election for the prez - I do know that Newt is a sleazebag that I do not want to listen to or see. I would have trusted Mitt with my life and the country´s health. The Republican party needs to have people voting despite their like or dislike of the candidate. The country cannot stand much more of the dim rule and spending. Even if it meant voting for newt - not even he would destroy us.
I totally agree except that Dems play dirty so win, while Repubs cave every chance they get so they can be "liked" too. W fell prey to that syndrome in his second term and was giving entitlements away in a failed attempt to get some appreciation from the lefties. How many times do you see his great work for AIDs victims be mentioned? Ask a Dem who gave them prescrition coverage to see how well that worked out. Ask a Dem who voted for civil rights legislation. Only thing they know is that JFK sent the Guard in to integrate the school that the Dem governor was blocking, so voila! A Dem president integrated schools!
#23 - I agree. #33 - some of us still care and do not intend to let the liberals do exactly what Obama is trying hard to do - which is to demoralize the conservatives in this country to the point where we have been effectively shut up and will no longer vote.
We have about 2 years before the next crop of GOP contenders start getting serious. Hope it´s Rubio.
If the GOP is unable to compete in 2016 then most likely they can not compete in 2014 either. We might be seeing Speaker Pelosi again along with billions in `stimulus` an every other crazy piece of leftist legislation they couldn`t push through in the 111th Congress.
The GOP is finished at the national level through a combination of illegal immigration, demographics, and Free Stuff. The Presidency should be written off, let the establishment run their RINOs, and concentrate on efforts to promote de facto secession through governors refusing federal directives. The Supreme Court doesn´t have an army, and federal judges should simply be ignored.
Newt was corrupt morally. He had no way of winning against Clinton. This holds true of Justice Roberts, who must have a huge secret. Anytime Obama takes on one of the Repubs you can be sure he has the dirt. I had hoped Romney´s clean character would prevail but he lacked one thing: guts and passion. He had ambition and integrity and know how...but so what if you can´t out gun your enemy.
For some reason I am reminded of that Geico commercial with the witch in the broom factory, where she takes a broom from a worker, and he says, ´´I´m gonna stand up to her,´´ and his coworker says, ´´No you won´t.´´
WASHINGTON -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA - but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found. The CIA paid Robert Levinson´s family $2.5 million to head off a revealing lawsuit. Three veteran analysts were forced out of the agency and seven others were disciplined. The U.S. publicly has described Levinson as a private citizen.
The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a "traitor for all ages," the official news agency reported. Jang Song Thaek faced a special military tribunal Thursday and was convicted of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts" in a bid to overthrow the the communist country´s leadership, KCNA reported Friday in Pyongyang. The state news agency did not say when or how Jang was killed. North Korean media reported Monday that Jang had been purged for crimes that included faction-building, corruption, drug use and womanizing. He was considered the country´s most powerful figure after his nephew. State TV aired
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If you like your selfie, you can keep your selfie. Period. Unless, of course, you’re Barack Obama, in which case, you better delete it from your smartphone pronto, unless you’d like to spend the next three or four months dining on hot tongue and cold shoulder. You didn’t need a fake interpreter from an old Woody Allen movie to translate Moochelle Obama’s body language. So there they were, Barry, British Prime Minister David Cameron and the hot-wife leader of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, hamming it up like it was the 25th anniversary reunion of the Choom Gang. Some Krazy Kids, horsing around, waiting for
The British security firm that failed to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from a terrorist attack a year ago that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens was told by the State Department to avoid the media, the latest example of stonewalling over the attack. In newly uncovered emails received by the public watchdog group Judicial Watch, State was notified that the firm, Blue Mountain Group, was being pressed for answers about the surprise attack. Instead of giving the group the green light to answer the media, State ordered the firm to go into hiding. “Thank you so much for informing us about
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After three months and more than 50 phone calls, John Gisler gave up on buying coverage through HealthCare.gov. Gisler wanted to purchase a plan for his 45-year-old son, who has a rare degenerative condition affecting his coordination and speech. His current coverage through Utah’s high-risk insurance pool plan ends Dec. 31. By that time, the Obama administration expects enrollees to transition into health plans sold through the new health-care law. But so far, Gisler hasn’t succeeded in purchasing coverage -- but not for a lack of effort. “We’ve had three separate applications that failed to make it through,” Gisler says. “I have a
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Maybe he went into sugar shock over a Danish pastry. The president of the United States, leader of the free world, standard-bearer for everything upright, good and wholesome about the nation he leads, lost his morality, his dignity and his mind, using the solemn occasion of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday to act like a hormone-ravaged frat boy on a road trip to a strip bar. In front of 91 world leaders, the mourning nation of South Africa and Obama’s clearly furious wife, Michelle, the president flirted, giggled, whispered like a recalcitrant child and made a damn fool of himself at first
Washington -- A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party´s
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
If you go down on the ice today you´re sure of a big surprise - a rare glimpse of 20 polar bears gorging on a bloody midnight feast. These photographs show a rare cluster of males, females and cubs all dining out on the remains of a whale carcass. They spent a night and a day stripping every last morsel from the mammoth sea creature. Usually Polar bears are solitary and would never tolerate being so close to each other. But with food in plentiful supply and bellies dragging on the floor they seem too lethargic to fight.Wildlife photographer Michal
THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Leaving aside whether it was appropriate, the moment captured the democratization of image making that is a hallmark of our gadget-filled, technologically rich era. Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried