Newt Gingrich vs. the Republican Establishment

The conservative Republican base understands Newt Gingrich better than the GOP establishment thinks.

They are aware of his intermittent apostasies and occasional adventures with crackpot policy. They know Mitt Romney is the one with executive experience and that Gingrich can’t really run things.

And they don’t want Gingrich to run things. They want him to destroy things.

If you are in Washington and you see a member of the Republican establishment, say, walking down K Street, wrap your arms around them. He or she needs a hug, because probably for the first time ever in a Republican presidential primary the establishment is in danger of being completely ignored.

The Republican establishment believes that the birth and rebirth of candidate Gingrich should have ended in the cradle, that he had no right messing up Romney’s coronation in South Carolina and had better be stopped in Florida.

The establishment knows Gingrich. He’s kind of a friend of the Republican establishment. And Gingrich, the establishment says, you’re no president.

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99 comments on “Newt Gingrich vs. the Republican Establishment
  1. ron yurchak says:

    To hell with the establishment. NEWT is our only answer.

  2. patriotrenegade says:

    knewtiebird CFR is a DC insider, a traitor, responsible for NAFTA, GATT, supports the NAU, dream act AMNESTY, global warming, and erasing the Constitution a la toffler. Can ANYONE defend that garbage as "conservative"??? Fact check people have said that 60% of anything he's claimed id false yet the YAHOO MASSES eat it up like ravenous dogs going after dog food. We deserve the dictatorship we allow, and the loss of our nation by continuously voting for globalist traitors. knewt is a PIG.

    • Billee says:

      suck eggs with your hypy acronyms

    • Black9 says:

      I see that you forget all he done as speaker, the establishment threw him under the bus because of the lefts lies. If you think you are going to find anyone that you agree with 100% you are dreaming. He is way better than Mitt, a lap dog for the establishment . Some of you people that say you are conserative better double check your self..

      • patriotrenegade says:

        Neither the conservative or liberal bases are large enough to carry a general election. To win one needs independents, swishy undecideds, and possible party line crossers. Knewt is now tap dancing with his excuses for his globalist/liberal actions. OF COURSE, and you guys lap it up. 60% lies and falsehoods officially, his NAFTA/GATT atrocity needs to be further discussed. What info do you have for us? Hey Jonathan, what you said still says he supports global warming. cheers.

  3. RobinPC says:

    Who do these so called "King Makers" either in the Rep party or the demoncrats think they are to tell me what to do with MY vote? These so called party leaders (I surely did not vote for them) are just part of the problem, not the solution. Look at what BOTH parties gave us in the last election – McCain, a dud, and Obama an illegal. Right, the party knows best – NOT! Politics is just another way of using lying, arm twisting, power hungry people of so called authority. Just put everybody that IS QUALIFIED on the ballot and let the people decide, not the king makers or the press.

  4. Bright and early this morning of the FL voting, 46 minutes after the blinkin' polls OPEN the MSM is crowing that Plastic Man Romney is WINNING Florida!
    Is anyone besides me just absoluelty fed up with the MSM ALWAYS trying to swing the votes to their chosen liberal, Mitt this time, crowing about THEIR choice for prez as if he was already elected, already the 'winner'. And the procedure isn't even an hour old.
    Personally, I think this is nothing less than trying to directly influence the public by media influence against anyone but their chosen liberal man, Romney. This propaganda play will influence some to stay home thinking, well, my guy is toast, I'm not going to bother voting….Which is the entire idea, people.

    Click the name, get prepared.

    • Suerichar says:

      I call it the "Stupid Voter Syndrome" – people blown about by the winds of convenient doctrine. No independent thought processes. They research nothing and check out nothing for truth. They simply wait to be fed and bought by the one with the shiniest mailers, most negative t.v. ads, the media, and the Party. They love being fed negatives because it makes them feel superior and can forget about their own. With so many of them out there, more and more elections are being bought by special interests. These people don't even look to see where Romney's money is coming from. God Bless America and thoughtful voters!

    • Charles17121 says:

      Silas Longshot , You have got that right the MSM and Fox News are trying to sway the vote in Mitt Romney's direction . They don't want Newt Gingrich to be the GOP nominee because they know if he is their boy obama can not win . But I don't care how the election goes in FL I believe Newt will be the GOP Nominee come November . Money can buy only so much and it's a sad state of affairs when the person with the most money instead of what he stands for can win an election .

  5. Billee says:

    NEWT, Yeah NEWT! The only one left who can defeat the BIG OHole.

    • patriotrenegade says:

      how intellectual. Now how do you defend a CFR NAFTA GATT NAU AMNESTY GLOBAL WARMING &&&&& erasing the Constitution a la toffler as being conservative???? His actions cost us MILLIONS of JOBS. he is a LIAR.

  6. Guest says:

    Newt demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is no leader. The shambles he made of the House are not forgotteny by his contemporaries. He is a disorganized disater waiting to happen. Sen. Dole said Newt has a new idea every 5 minutes. People do not willingly resign a powerful position, like Speaker of the House.

    • Suerichar says:

      Then how was he able to get all of that conservative legislation passed. While Romney is giving excuses and blaming a Democrat majority for his compromising conservative principles to government run healthcare and government paying for abortions, Newt used Democrats from a Democrat majority and a Democrat President to pass legislation that created 11 million jobs across America, reduced taxes, lead us to a Republican majority, and gave us 4 balanced budgets. THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE SHAMBLES TO ME! Neither does it sound like a disaster. In my 71 years I can safely say that, outside of our founders, Newt Gingrich is probably the most brilliant candidate for President this country has ever seen, but those who do not do their homework will never understand that. Don't be blown about by the winds of convenient doctrine – don't fall into the Stupid Voter Syndrome.

    • Dole saying anything is amazing as he still thinks he running, LMAO

    • hedy says:

      wy dont you go to google and see about it
      Dole is a nut that is on his way to 86feet under , lost his marbles

  7. DoubleM says:

    I would have a very hard time voting for Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney for president of my United States of America. I will NEVER vote for Barrack Obama as some of you did in 2008.

    • Suerichar says:

      Don't forget, a stay-at-home is a vote for Obama. While serving America for many, many years Newt gave us a lot of good conservative legislation and leadership – do your homework. While serving a state for a few years Romney gave his people government healthcare and government paid abortions. Newt never compromised conservative principles to democrats, but used democrats to pass his conservative agenda. Romney gave excuses for compromising conservative principles to pass Liberal legislation he should have vetoed. These are facts – look it up!

    • Glen says:

      So, DoubleM, are you going to stay home and not vote? Because if you do, you will be voting for The Socialist! I support Newt but if Romney is the nominee, then I will vote for him. Do you know why? Because the most urgency and top priority in America today is to get the Socialist out of office. Hold your nose when you vote, but go vote and vote for anyone other than The Socialist, Barack Hussien Obama.

  8. david says:

    Who cares what Bob Dole says . He is the leader of the establishment (party). Also a Loser to your boy billy.

  9. Jerry f. says:

    If Romney beats Newt by 10 points or less it will be a victory for Newt,with Romney spending 5 to 1 and for Romney being in Florida over a year he should win by 15 or 20 points.

    • Jonathan Gartner says:

      Good logic if Newt can force him to spend even Romney will run out of gas short of the finish line

    • Jan says:

      It's a shame when money buys an election. Lincoln would never have been president.

      • dolores tamoria says:

        I've said this same thing also and this is supposed to be the Party of Lincoln. The way elections have been run needs to be looked into. Money should not be the factor in any way that will effect the vote of the people.

  10. Frank says:

    Romney is trying to buy the nomination, and sadly the sheeple of America are fairly easy to buy.
    But even Soros now admits, Romney is about the same as Obama, so not to worry all you Progressives over there in EuroLand. Soros and all the Progressives will be happy with either Obama or Obama-lite.
    America seems still asleep as our once great nation is "bought out" by the Progressives that are stealing our freedoms & our wealth. Sleepy Americans deserve the monsters they keep voting back into office.

  11. Patricia says:

    I'm also for Newt but if he loses the battle if will be because he's severely off message. In Iowa when he told what he wanted to do for America it brought people to their feet. He recognized the danger of Liberal Judges, Jobs, balanced budget, and all the other things we have been yelling about for the last 3 years. We lauded him and would have voted him in sooner rather than later. After Romney attacked with his "money" Newt lost favor.
    I understand the need to fight back but it's wise to pick one's fight and Bain might not have been the best. Now the conversation as degenerated and both candidates repeat the same attacks every time they open their mouth. They sound like Wasserman-Schultz with her memorized talking points.
    Newt will get my vote if he returns to the conversation he had BEFORE Romney attacked. That's what we need to hear. That's what turnednus on in the first place. Newt, Please, find a way to reply to Romney succintly and then finish with what you want to do for this country. No memorized speeches, please.

    • Shavis says:

      Well said, Patricia!

    • Jan says:

      I agree. Newt needs to respond to the attacks but not add any attacks of his own. Just stay on message, as his previous Contract for America has already shown how his "big ideas" being criticized can lead our nation out of disaster.

  12. 2WarAbnVet says:

    The New York-Washington corridor Republican Establishment and Democrats are more akin to allies that adversaries. This current establishment is the ideological descendant of the Rockefeller Republicans. Romney, who is basically McCain 2012, represents these “go-along-get-along” Republicans who’ve put personal power ahead of principles for decades. Romney’s primary selling point is his supposed “electability”. But, so what? It would not profit the nation to replace Obama with Obomney.

  13. Planetaryhub says:

    Newt Gingrich? Really?

    Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy?

    Gingrich’s Absurd Outsider Pose:

    Gingrich would be worse than Obama on Foreign Policy:….

    National Debt Grew by $1 Trillion When Gingrich was Speaker of the House: From Treasury
    · In 1994, the year before Gingrich become Speaker the National Debt was $4, 693 trillion
    · In 1995, the year he become speaker the debt was $4,974 trillion
    · In 1996 the debt was $ 5,225 trillion
    · In 1997 the debt was $5,413 trillion
    · In 1998– the last year of his speakership– the debt was $5,526 trillion

    Gingrich Supported Goldwater? Newt Helped Reagan End the Cold War? Said Newt Gingrich in the Tampa Debate: “I went to a Goldwater organizing session in 1964. I met with Ronald Reagan for the first time in 1974. I worked with Jack Kemp, and Art Laffer and others to develop supply side economics in the late ’70s. I helped Governor Reagan become President Reagan. I helped pass the Reagan economic program and worked with the National Security Council on issues including the collapse of the Soviet Empire…” Said Gingrich before: On Reagan’s decision to meet with Mikhail Gorbachev, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald notes: “Newt Gingrich… denounced President Reagan’s rapprochement with Gorbachev in 1985 as potentially “the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with Chamberlain in 1938 at Munich.”

    Shockingly Massive Proof That Newt Gingrich is Far From Being A Conservative!

    Gingrich Condemned How Reagan Ended the Cold War: Newt says he helped Reagan defeat the Soviet Union. Was that before or after he said this? Reports BBC: In 1985… Mr. Gingrich referred to a meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev as “the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with Chamberlain in 1938 at Munich”.

    • Jonathan Gartner says:

      Obviously pre-programed do you have no arguement of your own no research no proof that you can argue???? Lets take a look at one. Newt was critical of not Reagan but, some that were around him. Ronald Reagan himself had some of the same problems remember in his Berlin speech they did not want him to come on to hard he did made history. I was there I saw you must have been on PCP

    • Abigail Adams says:

      Planetaryhub, anybody can be picked apart. But please take into consideration Newt's record as a whole, such as: Do you remember Newt’s “Contract With America”? It was largely responsible for the first Republican majority in Congress for four decades. Even with the opposition from the Clinton White House, Newt achieved the first balanced budget since the Vietnam War, huge welfare reform, lower tax rates, unemployment of under 5%, and telecommunication reform that was so important for the Internet and mobile phone revolution.
      I would imagine that without a Conservative majority, Newt might have been pressed to make deals w/ the RINOs; some concessions had to be made in order for him to make any progress at all, and critics have latched on to that. Nevertheless, look at the BIG picture of Newt's accomplishments.
      It does us no good to pick our GOP candidates apart when Obama is the one we want to get rid of. Please, I ask you to vote for the GOP candidate, whomever it is, and to encourage your friends and family to do the same. Voting Obama out is the only way to get rid of him. We will work on our new GOP President after we rid ourselves of the Obamas. Don't you really prefer Newt to Obama? That is the real question.

  14. R. Hert says:

    Whoever wrote this arricle isn't honest enough to put his name to it. Why would I want to hug a companion of the Democrats and voted to keep Obamacare, higher taxes, loss of Sovernity, not give the American people freedom. Now, the Establishment Republicans have voted to detain Americans as long as they want and also they support the Gays rights over the rest of the country-as well as the illegals; being both Latino and Muslim Terrorists. It is time to send the message that the Career Politicans will be sent home soon, and this means the Establishment-Dictators who say anthing to get elected while having voted to support the anti-family, the Abortionists, and the Socialists-like Romney-check out's survey of Romney's recent and past voting and verbal admittences.

  15. Mike says:

    Does Gingrich own Vision to America? Your sever bias is showing…