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    Newt-Goldwater 1976

    Newt-Goldwater 1976

    Amazingly, while Barack Obama’s college, law school, and State Senate records are sealed in a vault to which there is no key, The Wall Street Journal has uncovered Newt’s employment records from the 1970s when he was teaching history and then geography at West Georgia College and campaigning for Congress.

    The records are not at all harmful, although the WSJ story attempts to paint Newt as overly ambitious and always seeking bigger things.  Has anyone ever doubted Newt’s ambition and that he sought bigger things?

    One interesting item in the file (at p. 32) was a newspaper clipping of Newt campaigning with Barry Goldwater at his side as Newt challenged the Democratic incumbent in 1976.

    A columnist at The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, who includes another photo of the 1976 campaigning with Goldwater, credits Newt with helping build the Republican Party in Georgia:

    Long before there was a mighty Republican machine running Georgia, there was a handful of brash conservatives plotting to lift their tiny, financially struggling party so they could end more than a century of Democratic dominance.

    Among the chief architects was Newt Gingrich, a West Georgia College assistant professor who ran for Congress three times in a blue-collar district — twice against an entrenched Talmadge Democratic incumbent — before finally winning.

    Gingrich, now a presidential hopeful, traveled West and North Georgia during the 1970s and ’80s, preaching the Republican gospel and arguing that the GOP had to choose between remaining a silent, permanent minority or aggressively taking the fight to Democrats.

    He chose confrontation and played the role of provocateur, unwilling to accept second place….

    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, calls Gingrich an “indispensable early trailblazer” for Georgia Republicans. Kingston remembers his college days, when Gingrich came to the University of Georgia to recruit students to get involved in GOP politics.

    Newt’s conservatism isn’t something concocted by campaign strategists, he’s lived it his entire political life and fought battles which would have made lesser candidates run against conservatism just to get elected.

    It’s a wonder that the convenient conservatives are so demeaning, but that’s the age we live in, and apparently our presumptive future.

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    Drudge is now reporting that they interviewed Marianne Gingrich a couple of weeks ago that are very damaging to Newt and are at war among themselves over when to air the interview. This could be curtains for Newt.


       
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      raven in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Meh. Hype like that rarely pans out. It often even backfires.


         
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        retire05 in reply to raven. | January 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Well, if she did give the interview, reportedly for two hours, I bet she has lots to say that Newt is not going to appreciate.

        Remember, their divorce was so bitter that his kids didn’t have much to do with him for a long time.


         
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        McCoy2k in reply to raven. | January 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Let’s hope so, although given liberal media’s hate of Gingrich (Connie Chung interview w/ Newt’s mother), there is no doubt whose “side” they’ll take in reporting.

        If Newt is going to counter this, he needs to convince his children with Marianne to come forward and soften the blow from the interview when or before it airs, if they’ll do that for their father.

      ABC did the interview.


         
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        McCoy2k in reply to Pasadena Phil. | January 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        I’m reading the news about it. Does anyone here not believe parts of the interview will not be released before the primary? ABC is saying the entirety of the interview w/ Marianne Gingrich will air next week, but that doesn’t mean a sensational portion of it won’t air. How many new programs are there on ABC that segments of the interview can be aired before Saturday. Counting tonight, more than 10 news programs could air portions of the interview before the Primary.


     
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    Milwaukee | January 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    The latest Drudge headline is “NEWT EX-WIFE UNLOADS; ABC DEBATES ‘ETHICS’ OF AIRING BEFORE PRIMARY”. Of course, just talking about having done the interview, about having this material on tape, could be more damaging than what is actually on the tape. Had ABC been honorable, and had the least shred of decency, they would either have not done the interview, or not talked about it. (The sky in here in La-La-Land is green. Did I suggest ABC having integrity or honor?) ABC is interested in doing as much damage as they can, not reporting the news.

    Where are 0bama’s ex-girlfriends? How about his ex-classmates, or teachers, or landlords or anybody from his past?

      Is Newt’s shady morality any less honorable than ABC News reporting it? That is one of the many problems that come from the GOP problem of running a RINO stampede as an alternative to Obama. “Anybody but Obama” is a false dichotomy.

      We need to take a few steps back and come to grips with how the same dirty money funding both Obama and Romney and ONLY Obama and Romney manipulates the entire process. We need to either force a brokered GOP convention or find the common sense to vote for the “lesser of THREE evils” by voting against the two evil establishment alternatives.


     
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    Hope Change | January 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Dear Professor Jacobson – I can tell from the last sentence of your post, and from your response to the “learn to love Gingrich” tweet (as if he’s the atomic bomb? what is that about?) that you have many people arguing with you and trying to discourage you.

    Professor, courage!! (Say that with a French accent)( — not sarcasm — I once heard a French family call out courage!! courage!! to a boy riding his bicycle up a steep and winding hill in the gorgeous piney terrain the South of France, and it has always stayed with me as a sweet moment of life.)

    Professor, you are in the right. You have looked and you have seen.

    Newt is the only candidate who can defeat the Obama machine AND THEN, and this is the important part, HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RESTORE OUR GOVERNMENT FROM THE DEPREDATIONS OF THE LAST 80+ YEARS.

    God only knows what is wrong with the many people we respect, who are insane enough to think that Mitt Romney 1) could win against Obama 2) is qualified to be president and 3) would not be a disaster as president who would lead to potential chaos for our nation, by contributing to the utter degeneracy of political discourse and the CONFUSION ABOUT THE IDEAS AND PRINCIPLES that underly the MEANING of America.

    So Professor, you are doing the hard work of standing up, publicly, for Newt and for American Exceptionalism and truth and — yes — THE AMERICAN WAY – because the American Way is that THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR.

    So you are taking a lot of heat, I suspect, because you have taken a public stand. But I want you to know that I support you and I think you are in the right and I think, if the spark of love for the truth Newt was speaking on Monday spreads out among the American People, there is no way to stop this, and the Establishment types are on the wrong side of this, and I believe that Newt will win the nomination and the general election.

    Because WE THE PEOPLE will make it happen. And this is what the Establishment senses, and this is what the Establishment hates, and this is what the Establishment fears.

    Professor, this campaign season has been heartbreaking because people I admire and respect are not supporting Newt. (Yet.) (In the primary.)

    I can only think that they have let their prejudices prevent them from informing themselves. Newt is a visionary who sees how We The People can work together to restore prosperity and opportunity, and to IMPROVE capitalism.

    This is why I constantly offer the link to Newt’s speeches. Becaue there are brilliant, educated, wonderful people, who are themselves visionary intellectuals, who absolutely would be thrilled to support Newt’s ideas if they just understood what the ideas are.

    So for the as yet unpersuaded brilliant among us, here is a link to 17 of Newt’s speeches:
    http://newtgingrich360.com/profiles/blogs/2012-victory-or-death-newt-s-speeches-links-to-17-speeches

    Professor, also, as an antidote to discouragement, I offer Newt’s HIGHLIGHTS from Monday’s FOX/WSJ debate. Listen to the audience. You are not alone. The roaring, joyous, whistling approval of the audience when Newt tells the truth is a tonic.

    http://conservatives4newt.blogspot.com/2012/01/video-newt-gingrichs-foxwsj-south.html

    Let’s remember that and know that the PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES can decide that enough is enough and respond to the truth that Newt is speaking and the solutions Newt is offering. Let us uphold the tradition of the the unconquerable spirit as did George Washington and his small Army on Christmas Eve in 1776, when their password was “victory or death.”

    I, for one, am tired of watching the little Potters of Washington and Wall Street run the USA as if we are Pottersville. I’m ready to invest in Jimmy Stewart’s Savings and Loan and return POWER TO THE PEOPLE. But this time for real, not just some crypto-communist slogan from the 60’s. ( No offense to the 60’s, I love the 60’s.)

    This is the flame of freedom, that makes people jump to their feet and applaud. This is the love of opportunity for EVERY AMERICAN and the hope to make things better for every person in the world. American people are in the process of choosing.

    Newt wants prosperity, self-reliance, local control and the constitutional basis for our government restored. If we are in the process of choosing that, no one can stop it, because the energy comes from the American people. And they know it and that’s why they’re trying to stop it.


       
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      MontereyZman in reply to Hope Change. | January 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      DITTO !!!


       
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      Hope Change in reply to Hope Change. | January 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Hope Change | January 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm
      corrected text below: [“learn to love Romney”, not Gingrich]
      • Dear Professor Jacobson – I can tell from the last sentence of your post, and from your response to the “learn to love Romney” tweet (as if he’s the atomic bomb? what is that about?) that you have many people arguing with you and trying to discourage you.
      • Professor, courage!! (Say that with a French accent)( — not sarcasm — I once heard a French family call out courage!! courage!! to a boy riding his bicycle up a steep and winding hill in the gorgeous piney terrain the South of France, and it has always stayed with me as a sweet moment of life.)
      • Professor, you are in the right. You have looked and you have seen.
      • Newt is the only candidate who can defeat the Obama machine AND THEN, and this is the important part, HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RESTORE OUR GOVERNMENT FROM THE DEPREDATIONS OF THE LAST 80+ YEARS.
      • God only knows what is wrong with the many people we respect, who are insane enough to think that Mitt Romney 1) could win against Obama 2) is qualified to be president and 3) would not be a disaster as president who would lead to potential chaos for our nation, by contributing to the utter degeneracy of political discourse and the CONFUSION ABOUT THE IDEAS AND PRINCIPLES that underly the MEANING of America.
      • So Professor, you are doing the hard work of standing up, publicly, for Newt and for American Exceptionalism and truth and — yes — THE AMERICAN WAY – because the American Way is that THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR.
      • So you are taking a lot of heat, I suspect, because you have taken a public stand. But I want you to know that I support you and I think you are in the right and I think, if the spark of love for the truth Newt was speaking on Monday spreads out among the American People, there is no way to stop this, and the Establishment types are on the wrong side of this, and I believe that Newt will win the nomination and the general election.
      • Because WE THE PEOPLE will make it happen. And this is what the Establishment senses, and this is what the Establishment hates, and this is what the Establishment fears.
      • Professor, this campaign season has been heartbreaking because people I admire and respect are not supporting Newt. (Yet.) (In the primary.)
      • I can only think that they have let their prejudices prevent them from informing themselves. Newt is a visionary who sees how We The People can work together to restore prosperity and opportunity, and to IMPROVE capitalism.
      • This is why I constantly offer the link to Newt’s speeches. Becaue there are brilliant, educated, wonderful people, who are themselves visionary intellectuals, who absolutely would be thrilled to support Newt’s ideas if they just understood what the ideas are.
      • So for the as yet unpersuaded brilliant among us, here is a link to 17 of Newt’s speeches:
http://newtgingrich360.com/profiles/blogs/2012-victory-or-death-newt-s-speeches-links-to-17-speeches
      • Professor, also, as an antidote to discouragement, I offer Newt’s HIGHLIGHTS from Monday’s FOX/WSJ debate. Listen to the audience. You are not alone. The roaring, joyous, whistling approval of the audience when Newt tells the truth is a tonic.
      http://conservatives4newt.blogspot.com/2012/01/video-newt-gingrichs-foxwsj-south.html
      • Let’s remember that and know that the PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES can decide that enough is enough and respond to the truth that Newt is speaking and the solutions Newt is offering. Let us uphold the tradition of the the unconquerable spirit as did George Washington and his small Army on Christmas Eve in 1776, when their password was “victory or death.”
      • I, for one, am tired of watching the little Potters of Washington and Wall Street run the USA as if we are Pottersville. I’m ready to invest in Jimmy Stewart’s Savings and Loan and return POWER TO THE PEOPLE. But this time for real, not just some crypto-communist slogan from the 60′s. ( No offense to the 60′s, I love the 60′s.)
      • This is the flame of freedom, that makes people jump to their feet and applaud. This is the love of opportunity for EVERY AMERICAN and the hope to make things better for every person in the world. American people are in the process of choosing.
      • Newt wants prosperity, self-reliance, local control and the constitutional basis for our government restored. If we are in the process of choosing that, no one can stop it, because the energy comes from the American people. And they know it and that’s why they’re trying to stop it.

    What gets me about the Marianne Gingrich interview is that it very unlikely that she will tell us anything substantial about Newt that we didn’t already know. He is a moral scumbag. And yet, the same people hearing it again will change their votes.

    Money is power in this country and the only two candidates getting money, Obama and Romney. are getting it from the same big globalist donors. Now that we know that what are we going to do about it? Follow the script of course! We will hold our noses and vote for the evil we are complaining about kidding ourselves that it matters that it is a Republican who will drive us over the cliff rather than a Democrat.


     
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    BarbaraS | January 19, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Probably the best way to stick it to the republican establishment is to nominate Newt. Then sit back and watch them run around like ants who’s hill has been demolished. There were a lot of people (some still in office) who were instrumental in Newt’s disgrace and resignation as speaker. Republicans have this neat idea of jettisoning any republican who is accused of any wrong doing. Truly or falsely doesn’t matter. I’ll bet they’re scared to death of a Newt presidency. Pay back is a b*tch.

    Why wasn’t the establishment afraid of McCain? The scenario is not the same but he made many enemies with his arrogance. Also it is claimed that his temper is volcanic. They were not afraid of him because he is part of the establishment and could be controlled to a certain point. It didnot matter to the establishment that the base didn’t want McCain and a lot refused to vote for himle. Sound familiar? I would venture to say that any long time congressman or senator is in the tank for the GOP establishment and will get their “turn”.

    We need to primary out these long time vultures. The House and the Senate have become an “good old boys clubs”. They look after each other no matter what party. Remember when an aide found something bad the dims were going to do on the computer and reported it to Hatch and was fired? The naive little twit didn’t realisze this was taboo.


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