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    Today it seems like it’s all about Newt

    Today it seems like it’s all about Newt

    Q.  Who was the last person to actually cut government?

    As pointed out at C4P:

    Rush is correct. Newt was indeed the last person to substantially cut Government and execute reform.

    However; what folks seem to confuse that with is the idea that Newt actually “cut” budgets. That was never true. He cut Government, balanced a budget, and passed Welfare Reform. Up until the Obama administration in 2009, the passing became “Clinton’s welfare reform” among liberals who were originally reluctant to Newt’s idea. They then decided to shift the credit to Clinton once they saw how successful it was.

    Further, it needs to be noted that Welfare Reform was rolled back entirely with Obama’s stimulus in 2009.

    Another must read is Rush’s The So-Called Conservative Media Attacks Newt Gingrich:

    And finally, the Tweet of the Day from Jazz Shaw, referencing this post exercise in self-parody, Gingrich: Most likely to kiss up to the liberal elite:

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    Let’s face facts, we really only want Newt because we all want to see the “smartest man in the room” (AKA Barack Obama) verbally cut to shreds, and we all know Romney could never deliver on that.


       
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      JayDick in reply to Neo. | December 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Cutting Obama to shreds would certainly be entertaining, but what I really want is someone who will win. Your point about Romney is well taken, however, and is part of the reason I think Newt would have a better chance against Obama.


       
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      JEBurke in reply to Neo. | December 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Jeez, would the Newtiacs please stop pretending that two or possibly three debated will be the sum total of a Presidential campaign. Important factor, yes, but by the time the first one takes place, the contest could be practically over.

      Anyway, what did Newt do in the debates that was so spectacular? He did two things that endeared him to many viewers: he smacked the media questioners and declined mostly to attack the other Republicans as Pawlenty, Bachmann, Cain, Paul, Perry, Santorum and Huntsman sniped at each other. Smart, yes, but neither of these tactics has any relevance to one-on-ones with Obama.

      Finally, what has Romney done in the debates to make any sensible observer conclude that he is any less able or prepared to take on Obama. As I recall, virtually everyone thought Romney handled himself well in every debate. If he had a bad answer or exchange at any point, where was it? I want to know before handing Gingrich any trophies.


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