Video: When Mitt Romney Came To Town

Newt turns his back on right wing principles to attack Romney
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Here’s Newt Gingrich’s bizarre 28-minute video attack on Mitt Romney; bizarre not because of the subject matter (which is pretty devastating to Romney), but because of the political orientation. Gingrich is coming at Romney from a position that can only be described as “left wing” — criticizing Romney for precisely the Republican values that Newt (and every other candidate) espouses.

I don’t think I’ve seen a better demonstration of an absolutely amoral lust for power — from Gingrich and from Romney. With this video, Gingrich is throwing the entire GOP ideology under the bus.

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1 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:50:00am

I don’t think Gingrich would have behaved with any more scruples or empathy than Rodney did.

But this still does make Rodney look bad.

2 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:52:38am

Gingrich is burning every bridge on the way out of GOPtown.

His bitterness has finally consumed him. He’s out to punish the world for not recognizing his obvious genius.
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3 Alexzander  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:52:52am

Gingrich had nothing to do with producing this. It was developed independently then shopped around to different campaigns. Two campaigns passed on it; Gingrich’s superpac decided to go for it. But it was filmed and edited ages ago without any input (ideological or otherwise) from Gingrich.

4 Coracle  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:53:12am

Wait! I need to get the popcorn ready first.

5 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:53:25am

And what are those ‘Republican Values?’ Profits.

Freedom means ‘free to make as much money as possible.’

6 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:53:26am

re: #3 Alexzander

Gingrich had nothing to do with producing this. It was developed independently then shopped around to different campaigns. Two campaigns passed on it; Gingrich’s superpac decided to go for it. But it was filmed and edited ages ago without any input (ideological or otherwise) from Gingrich.

It’s posted on Newt Gingrich’s campaign website.

7 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:54:34am

re: #3 Alexzander

Gingrich had nothing to do with producing this. It was developed independently then shopped around to different campaigns. Two campaigns passed on it; Gingrich’s superpac decided to go for it. But it was filmed and edited ages ago without any input (ideological or otherwise) from Gingrich.

This is similar to Ron Paul’s newsletters. Gingrich holds a level of accountability for this.

8 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:56:50am

re: #1 Obdicut

I don’t think Gingrich would have behaved with any more scruples or empathy than Rodney did.

But this still does make Rodney look bad.

…thus making it the first Gingrich action that I can support :P

9 Alexzander  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:57:03am

re: #7 BigPapa

This is similar to Ron Paul’s newsletters. Gingrich holds a level of accountability for this.

Gingrich does bear some responsibility for this, but I dont want people to be thinking that this thing was edited together from Gingrich’s perspective. He (or more accurately, his billionaire supporter) just got really desperate and tried to throw the kitchen sink at Romney.

10 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 10:59:06am

“Electability!’
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LOL@GOP

11 Lidane  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:00:11am

Dear Newt,

Thanks for the gold mine of video footage. You just made our jobs in the general election easier.

Sincerely,
The Democratic National Committee

12 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:01:44am

re: #9 Alexzander

Gingrich does bear some responsibility for this, but I dont want people to be thinking that this thing was edited together from Gingrich’s perspective. He (or more accurately, his billionaire supporter) just got really desperate and tried to throw the kitchen sink at Romney.

He may not have made the film himself, but he has absolutely endorsed it by using it in his campaign. This is a distinction without a difference.

13 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:02:01am

A man who divorced his wife while she was being treated for cancer is capable of anything.

14 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:03:02am

re: #13 _RememberTonyC

A man who divorced his wife while she was being treated for cancer is capable of anything.

I’m staring at this screen, and suddenly the name Aaron Burr occurs to me.

He was brilliant, ambitious, without scruples, and ultimately a traitor.

15 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:03:18am

What a shocka! Capitalist is a capitalist.

16 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:07:09am

My next comment will be the 10,000th of my Lizard career ….. Hopefully most of them didn’t suck too badly ….

17 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:08:01am

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

Can’t suck nearly as bad as my first 49,999…

18 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:08:43am

re: #9 Alexzander

Gingrich does bear some responsibility for this, but I dont want people to be thinking that this thing was edited together from Gingrich’s perspective. He (or more accurately, his billionaire supporter) just got really desperate and tried to throw the kitchen sink at Romney.

He did not write the script, or shoot the videos, or edit the video. It was made, given to him. It is posted on his website. It is safe to say ‘he endorses it.’

I agree with Charles, a distinction without a difference.

19 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:08:46am

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

Just noticed your “statement”. heh.

20 Coracle  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:09:28am

This is a bit of a non-sequitur, but this whole race reminds me of a game trailer for the sci-fi MMO “EVE” Dominion edition from a couple years ago. Bear with my geekitude, but the mini-story recounts a pitched battle between factions over a star system. It’s long and drawn out, and bloody, with reinforcements coming in the nick of time and all that, and the defending, severely bruised side finally getting the upper hand.

Then, in the last scene we pan back to the third massive fleet (it happens to be the Russians - oh irony), in the wings, waiting to descend on the fight. They aren’t taking sides among the factions. They are their own side. “Just burn them all, the system belongs to us.” is the order. It’s an _excellent_ ad for the game, but to me looks like an ever more apt metaphor for the 2012 Presidential race.

Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure:

21 blueraven  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:10:43am

re: #15 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What a shocka! Capitalist is a capitalist.

Creative Destruction…its the new black.
/

22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:11:53am

Jack Welch has a total boner for Romney.

23 Big Steve  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:12:06am

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

My next comment will be the 10,000th of my Lizard career … Hopefully most of them didn’t suck too badly …

I judge fellow Lizards by the quality of the negative karma points. People who post good stuff, get lots of karma, but occasionally take an unpopular stand I applaud.

24 engineer cat  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:13:48am

but for the republican primary electorate, it just makes mitt seem more loveable

“he destroys people’s lives ruthlessly to make rich people richer! he is a conservative after all!”

25 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:14:16am

re: #23 Big Steve

I rarely down-ding, frequently up-ding.

Like my momma always said, “If you can’t say something nice? Just don’t down-ding them.”

(She didn’t really say that)

26 engineer cat  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:15:12am

re: #22 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Jack Welch has a total boner for Romney.

for the base, being ruthless and greedy just turns them on

27 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:16:23am

re: #26 engineer dog

Sometimes being ruthless and greedy are in the job description.

28 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:17:49am

re: #25 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I rarely down-ding, frequently up-ding.

Like my momma always said, “If you can’t say something nice? Just don’t down-ding them.”

(She didn’t really say that)

I down-ding for being a jerk.

Not if I just disagree. You have the right to have an opinion other than mine.

29 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:18:08am

Okay ….. Comment #10,000 is “OT.” The footage of the soldiers urinating on the dead taliban terrorists is deplorable. As far as I am concerned, any taliban fighter is fair game as far as being marked for extinction. They are among the most odious cretins on Earth. They torture and oppress women, they murder innocents, and I will never mourn the death of a single one. But we are not taliban, nor should we ever sink to that level. The terrorists were dead. That is enough. Desecrating their bodies is a shameful act that allows our enemies to say “See …. Americans are capable of unspeakable evil.” Those marines are not heroes and they bring shame to the millions of other marines who have served with distinction.

30 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:18:13am

re: #23 Big Steve

I judge fellow Lizards by the quality of the negative karma points. People who post good stuff, get lots of karma, but occasionally take an unpopular stand I applaud.

Taking an unpopular stand is of merit but only just so. But the why is of utmost importance.

31 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:18:58am

re: #23 Big Steve

I judge fellow Lizards by the quality of the negative karma points. People who post good stuff, get lots of karma, but occasionally take an unpopular stand I applaud.

i’m trying to decide if you want an upding or a down ding …

32 engineer cat  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:19:59am

i want newt to not give up after he loses bad in s.c. and play this vid all over florida and the super teusday states

he’s rich enough, he’s mean enough, and gosh darn it, people hate him

33 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:20:00am

re: #29 _RememberTonyC

And, if I may add… I will not blame President Obama for those soldier’s sins.

34 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:20:27am

re: #19 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just noticed your “statement”. heh.

it’s been there for awhile …. lately the whining has finally subsided

35 blueraven  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:21:22am

re: #27 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Sometimes being ruthless and greedy are in the job description.

Gordon Gekko?

36 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:22:12am

re: #35 blueraven

Gordon Gekko?

Greed is good.

37 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:23:29am

Family Research Institute: ‘Where Gays Cluster, Boys Suffer’

Yesterday, FRI released its latest “scholarly” investigation into how the education and entertainment industries are “disproportionately populated by homosexuals and are in the midst of boy-molesting scandals” … which can all be traced back to the introduction of the birth control pill:

38 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:25:00am

To paraphrase HL Mencken, the average politician would cheerfully endorse cannibalism, incest, or human sacrifice if he thought it would advance his chances of election.

It is therefore no surprise that Newt has gone communard on us, though it is a surprise that he would try this with the GOP.

39 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:29:57am

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

My next comment will be the 10,000th of my Lizard career … Hopefully most of them didn’t suck too badly …

More karma points than posts, always a good sign

40 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:30:37am

re: #14 EmmmieG

I’m staring at this screen, and suddenly the name Aaron Burr occurs to me.

He was brilliant, ambitious, without scruples, and ultimately a traitor.

So far, Newt’s going for three out of four, which isn’t bad.

This is actually kind of brilliant. I don’t think it will get him as far as he wants, but it’s clever, clever, clever.

41 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:30:52am

re: #37 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Family Research Institute: ‘Where Gays Cluster, Boys Suffer’

You mean like Penn State?

42 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:32:05am

re: #39 ralphieboy

More karma points than posts, always a good sign

unless you are hanging out with people who are wrong a lot :)

(Thanks)

43 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:32:13am

re: #29 _RememberTonyC

The Marine Corps and the US military have a term for those actions by those Marines: conduct unbecoming a soldier or Marine.

The investigation is underway and hopefully they can track down who was involved and treat them to the bad conduct/dishonorable discharges they deserve (along with the possibility of beating big rocks into small rocks).

44 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:32:22am

re: #30 BigPapa

Taking an unpopular stand is of merit but only just so. But the why is of utmost importance.

Downdings are easily prevented through the careful use of voodoo dolls.

45 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:33:55am

Next week’s headline:

“Gingrich Joins Communist party, Trumpets Kim Jong Un Endorsement.”

46 Kragar (Antichrist )  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:34:25am

re: #44 b_sharp

Downdings are easily prevented through the careful use of voodoo dolls.

And proper worship of the Chaos Gods.

47 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:34:39am

re: #43 lawhawk

The investigation is underway and hopefully they can track down who was involved and treat them to the bad conduct/dishonorable discharges they deserve (along with the possibility of beating big rocks into small rocks).

Perhaps they can be assigned a job breaking large corporations down into smaller companies and reselling them: everybody knows what awful, undigified and humiliating work that is…

48 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:37:05am

re: #9 Alexzander

Gingrich does bear some responsibility for this, but I dont want people to be thinking that this thing was edited together from Gingrich’s perspective. He (or more accurately, his billionaire supporter) just got really desperate and tried to throw the kitchen sink at Romney.

He who grabs the kitchen sink pays the plumber.

49 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:39:48am

re: #48 wrenchwench

He who grabs the kitchen sink pays the plumber.

He who grinds the meat pays the surgeon.

50 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:42:03am

re: #49 b_sharp

He who grinds the meat pays the surgeon.

he who smelt it dealt it

51 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:42:44am

re: #41 ralphieboy

You mean like Penn State?

NO, the catholic church …. err I mean … the congress page dorm .. err I mean … Oh I give up.

52 Eventual Carrion  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 11:44:16am

re: #50 _RememberTonyC

he who smelt it dealt it

A crowded elevator smells different to a midget.

53 Randall Gross  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 12:31:03pm

This is one of those instances where Rush Limbaugh and I might agree on something, since Rush is ripping Gingrich over this.

54 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 12:34:48pm

re: #53 Thanos

This is one of those instances where Rush Limbaugh and I might agree on something, since Rush is ripping Gingrich over this.

Because Bain owns Clear Channel, and Clear Channel pays Limbaugh.

55 Randall Gross  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 1:53:06pm

re: #54 wrenchwench

Because Bain owns Clear Channel, and Clear Channel pays Limbaugh.

ahhh, no wonder.

56 funky chicken  Thu, Jan 12, 2012 9:08:55pm

re: #54 wrenchwench

Because Bain owns Clear Channel, and Clear Channel pays Limbaugh.

LOL!

You know what? Romney and his vulture capitalists ruined people’s and entire town’s livelihoods just to put millions in CEO and bankers’ pockets. I’m OK with letting people know about that.


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