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The Establishment’s Report of Gingrich’s Political Death Is Premature

Some quick thoughts on the “conservative” Establishment’s attacks on Newt.

First, I understand that some good people sincerely believe Newt just can’t win because of all these supposed skeletons of, and alleged prior “non-conservative” utterances by, Newt.

But keep in mind: Newt is the Establishment’s worst nightmare.

Some criticize Newt’s criticism of Paul Ryan’s plan. I, too, think Ryan’s plan does not get to the root of the problem: it does not dismantle the entitlement machines of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, it taxes too much and is based on all sorts of rosy economic growth forecasts.

Re the “criticisms” of Ronald Reagan, I, too, at the time thought Reagan did not live up to many of his conservative campaign promises. Under Reagan, the Dept. of Education, which he promised to abolish, GREW. EPA GREW. During Reagan’s tenure I was on active duty and then in the Army reserves doing a variety of things up close and personal with the Soviet threat, with a Top Secret clearance and SCI access and I, too, believed that Reagan was not being aggressive enough against both the Commies and their cohorts, the Congressional Dems. (Remember Tom Harkin and John Kerry palling around with the Sandinistas?) Drudge makes it sound like Gingrich was criticizing Reagan in the way the Congressional Dems were; in fact, Gingrich was merely arguing in his criticisms that Reagan was not fighting the Commies hard enough.

For example, during Reagan’s reign, even funding for the National Endowment for the Arts increased (every fiscal year but two) — you know, that great, vital federal agency spending the taxpayer’s money on such “art” as Mapplethorpe’s “Piss Christ.”

As for the “conservatives” supporting Romney now and trashing Newt, such as Ann Coulter? Lately, she’s not been my kind of conservative. Christie? Same. So the Mormon members of Congress and in the media (Glenn Beck) are “all in” for Romney? So what? Fred Thompson, my kind of conservative, endorsed Newt. So has Rick Perry. And Chuck Norris.

The Establishment and Obamistake Media smear campaign first smeared the “outsider” Cain, did its best to ignore the “outsider” Perry, and now is in full-on smear mode against the “outsider” Newt so they can get “conservative” Norm Coleman’s (who said there won’t be a repeal of Obamacare in full by a Republican president) guy into the winner’s circle. The Republican Establishment want Romney because they know he won’t defund all their pet agencies and won’t repeal the regulations favored by their special interests and won’t fight to make Big Fed smaller. And they know he won’t really fight to abolish Obamacare. (Never forget, Mitch McConnell said the Senate Republicans’ “strategy” was not to kill Obamacare, but “make it better.”) And the Obamistake Media want Romney because they know he’s the weakest candidate and, even if he were to win, he won’t repeal Obamacare.

Bottom line: in the end, for me, none of the above really matters. Because, whomever the Republican nominee turns out to be, I’ll work my tail off for that candidate whether it’s Romney, Newt or someone else agreed upon by the delegates at the convention. Because four more years of Obama would be much, much worse. Meanwhile, I’ll take anti-Establishment Newt over Mitt Romneycare.

Thank You.

Cold Warrior
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  1. Thanks for giving us some info and perspective, CW. I’m shocked by the all out assault, not just attack, and feel it is being done to push Romney to the finish line. If for no other reason, but principles’ sake, I hope they fail.

    Here is a link to a good article at American Thinker. Takes a look at the various views…

  2. Excellent piece, CW.

    I am beyond mind-boggled at the ‘conservative intelligentsia’ pillorying Newt for every real or imagined slight against Reaganism whilst utterly and completely ignoring the guy who ran for office in Massachusetts by explicitly rejecting Reagan, said he was an Independent who didn’t want to take us back to “Reagan-Bush”, who voted for Paul Tsongas in the Democrat Primary in ’92, who fathered RomneyCare, and who has changed his stance on every. single. major. issue.

    Makes one wonder what’s *really* going on right now amongst the ‘conservative elite.’

  3. Great analysis of what has transpired so far, CW. What needs to be checked is if all these establishment “conservatives” are going to work their tails off as much as you will. How many of these people are going to attack Obamistake with the same ferocity and coordination they employ to attack Newt? I do worry for my country.

  4. Thanks CW you have motivated me through innumberable posts the last couple of years to give my time locally in the precinct and fight this fight in the trenches (Catherine Engelbrecht-True the Vote-KSP-Harris County). We are getting ready for Nov now and it is going to be all hands on deck that day. I do think though, the comment about “Mormon politicians and Glenn Beck” was not fair. Glenn Beck originally was very close to Rick Perry, and then *actually endorsed Michelle Bachmann.* Then…they both dropped out. If those were your candidates, where do you go after that? Beck is just in the same position as millions and millions of us right now, be they Catholic conservatives, Mormon conservtives, Atheist conservatives, etc. Here we are picking over the last two coats left on the clearance table and neither of them fits quite right or is what we were looking for when we came in the store, but we’ve got to buy one.

    • cactusjack,
      Thanks for the info about Beck. I was not aware he had endorsed Michele Bachmann. While Beck does good work sounding the alarm about the Commies in the White House, the Muslim threat, etc., he never provides any POLITICAL SOLUTIONS. We already know we’ve elected a Marxist. Now, what are we going to DO about it? How are we going to make sure the outcome of the elections are different in 2012? How are we going to make sure every possible voter who will vote against Obama will actually get to the polls?

      Beck never talks about this. He should.

      Thanks,
      CW

  5. Thanks CW you have motivated me through innumberable posts the last couple of years to give my time locally in the precinct and fight this fight in the trenches (Catherine Engelbrecht-True the Vote-KSP-Harris County). We are getting ready for Nov now and it is going to be all hands on deck that day. I do think though, the comment about “Mormon politicians and Glenn Beck” was not fair. Glenn Beck originally was very close to Rick Perry, and then *actually endorsed Michelle Bachmann.* Then…they both dropped out. If those were your candidates, where do you go after that? Beck is just in the same position as millions and millions of us right now, be they Catholic conservatives, Mormon conservtives, Atheist conservatives, etc. Here we are picking over the last two coats left on the clearance table and neither of them fits quite right or is what we were looking for when we came in the store, but we’ve got to buy one.

  1. Thanks for giving us some info and perspective, CW. I’m shocked by the all out assault, not just attack, and feel it is being done to push Romney to the finish line. If for no other reason, but principles’ sake, I hope they fail.

    Here is a link to a good article at American Thinker. Takes a look at the various views…

  2. Excellent piece, CW.

    I am beyond mind-boggled at the ‘conservative intelligentsia’ pillorying Newt for every real or imagined slight against Reaganism whilst utterly and completely ignoring the guy who ran for office in Massachusetts by explicitly rejecting Reagan, said he was an Independent who didn’t want to take us back to “Reagan-Bush”, who voted for Paul Tsongas in the Democrat Primary in ’92, who fathered RomneyCare, and who has changed his stance on every. single. major. issue.

    Makes one wonder what’s *really* going on right now amongst the ‘conservative elite.’

  3. Great analysis of what has transpired so far, CW. What needs to be checked is if all these establishment “conservatives” are going to work their tails off as much as you will. How many of these people are going to attack Obamistake with the same ferocity and coordination they employ to attack Newt? I do worry for my country.

  4. Thanks CW you have motivated me through innumberable posts the last couple of years to give my time locally in the precinct and fight this fight in the trenches (Catherine Engelbrecht-True the Vote-KSP-Harris County). We are getting ready for Nov now and it is going to be all hands on deck that day. I do think though, the comment about “Mormon politicians and Glenn Beck” was not fair. Glenn Beck originally was very close to Rick Perry, and then *actually endorsed Michelle Bachmann.* Then…they both dropped out. If those were your candidates, where do you go after that? Beck is just in the same position as millions and millions of us right now, be they Catholic conservatives, Mormon conservtives, Atheist conservatives, etc. Here we are picking over the last two coats left on the clearance table and neither of them fits quite right or is what we were looking for when we came in the store, but we’ve got to buy one.

    • cactusjack,
      Thanks for the info about Beck. I was not aware he had endorsed Michele Bachmann. While Beck does good work sounding the alarm about the Commies in the White House, the Muslim threat, etc., he never provides any POLITICAL SOLUTIONS. We already know we’ve elected a Marxist. Now, what are we going to DO about it? How are we going to make sure the outcome of the elections are different in 2012? How are we going to make sure every possible voter who will vote against Obama will actually get to the polls?

      Beck never talks about this. He should.

      Thanks,
      CW

  5. Thanks CW you have motivated me through innumberable posts the last couple of years to give my time locally in the precinct and fight this fight in the trenches (Catherine Engelbrecht-True the Vote-KSP-Harris County). We are getting ready for Nov now and it is going to be all hands on deck that day. I do think though, the comment about “Mormon politicians and Glenn Beck” was not fair. Glenn Beck originally was very close to Rick Perry, and then *actually endorsed Michelle Bachmann.* Then…they both dropped out. If those were your candidates, where do you go after that? Beck is just in the same position as millions and millions of us right now, be they Catholic conservatives, Mormon conservtives, Atheist conservatives, etc. Here we are picking over the last two coats left on the clearance table and neither of them fits quite right or is what we were looking for when we came in the store, but we’ve got to buy one.

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