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Gingrich assailed by rivals at debate

December 11, 2011

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Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Romney in a campaign debate Saturday night in Des Moines, telling the former Massachusetts governor, “The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is because you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994.”

Gingrich also defended himself against attacks from Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in the first debate since he soared to the lead in polls nationally and in Iowa. The state’s caucuses on Jan. 3 will kick off the competition for Republican National Convention delegates who will pick an opponent to President Barack Obama.

All six Republicans on stage assailed Obama’s handling of the economy, the overriding issue of the election, yet split down the middle on legislation making its way toward a year-end vote in Congress to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut into 2012.

Romney, Gingrich and Paul said they favored it. Bachmann, Texas Gov., Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum opposed the measure.

The internal disagreement could well portend difficulties for legislation that Obama has proposed and Republican leaders in Congress view as essential if the party is to avoid being tagged for raising taxes.

Gingrich’s personal life has become a campaign issue, too, and it came up briefly Saturday night.

Gingrich, who has been divorced twice and has admitted past infidelity, said the issue was an important one, then added, “I’ve made mistakes at times and I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness.”

Comments

pace 2 years, 4 months ago

I think it is unfair to look at the past history, actions, remarks, votes or stands of any candidate. We should only consider what we imagine they might do in the future or if they were aliens.

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its_just_math 2 years, 4 months ago

Seems the stress of Obama's losing next year is getting to some folks. The day The Anointed One is merely but a bad memory will be a very, very good day. Please lord in heaven, let it be over soon. Worst president in US history.

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Getaroom 2 years, 4 months ago

This news blast just in from The Strawman: Once again the calculations are coming in fast and furious on who is winning the electable candidate race in Iowa. It appears that The Weebles are pulling ahead of Newtrich. It seems that the potential straw poll voters have been influenced by the Agribusiness Strawman. Things are popping out there in the heart of America, so stay tuned to see if salt will be rubbed into the wounds of Newtrich after his numbers fell like unpopped kernels in the bottom of the bowl. That clanking sound you hear is not money filling Newtrich's coffers as was hoped for by his staggering campaign workers. Stay tuned for more stunning news from the front row seats.

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Getaroom 2 years, 4 months ago

Free Market Weebles come in all colors and outfits suited for their life work - so fashion and racism are no factor here. That does it for me, I am voting Weebels all the way Jose, documented or not, ID's or not. They can take a lickin' and keep on wobbling. Weebels are common folks, well rounded where it counts and have strong family bonds and perfect family values. If it weren't for the weebels nothing would get done and imagine a day without a weebel? Horrors, if it ever comes to that.

In contrast, imagine a day without a Newtrich? Nothing gained and nothing lost, but perhaps a Sociopath. And for BIGLOVE Romney, nothing lost but all the human profit worshipping. How many golden calves(to melt down for resources) does one religion need anyway? More profits can easily be made in the compound anytime they are needed. But The Weebles are so perfect for us all and production can be non Gov regulated easily, to control population growth. Raise your votes high for the Weebles!!

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beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

I'll bet you $10,000 that neither Romney nor Gingrich become president.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 4 months ago

I am voting for Obama. This aggregation of blundering idiots that belong in the Ringling Brothers Circus leaves me wondering what ever hapened to intelligence, civility, competance, character, and reason.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 4 months ago

censorship.....sooo american...

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Getaroom 2 years, 4 months ago

Now wait a gaul dern minute bozo, you are going to go and cause "it's_just-math" to blow his calculator again and then where will be? Leaderless among the Blog elitists? Oh no! Whatever will we do without our mathematical moral and ethical compass to guide on. Guess it's back to that Liberal amoral Mother Jones again reporting more inconvenient statics. Oh well, give me liberty or give me.... Newtrich, Cain, Bachmann, Huntsman, Paul, BIGLOVE-Romney, Cilantro, Peter-Paul and Mary...... Nice line up if you like Weebles, they wobble, but they don't fall down - darn it!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 4 months ago

The six major heirs of the Walton fortune have exactly the same combined wealth of the bottom 30% of the whole danged country.

So corporate/capitalist worshippers must believe that these 6 people are exactly as productive as that 90 million people. Assuming this 90 million are lazy slackers who only work, on average, 5 hours a week, that means that the Super Waltons must put in the equivalent of about 75 million hours of work per week, each, right?

I'm impressed.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 4 months ago

"Half the population wants what the other have earns..." More along the lines of , 'the lower 99% want back what the 1% has stolen". This was in among an entire slew of misspellings, (is there even such a word as "malcontentity"?) in a hot ungrammatical mess. "bon mot no?" Ironically, no.

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tange 2 years, 4 months ago

“I’ve made mistakes at times and I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness.”

This only creates additional perils, as the absolutions can be lengthy, the tiki is a dashboard mount.

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its_just_math 2 years, 4 months ago

Mother Jones? As I said earlier: "...I have to question the intelligence of anyone casting a second vote for Obama."

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Getaroom 2 years, 4 months ago

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/13-reasons-why-newt-wont-win

Go figure the math again and again for this guy, in fact, go for the unlucky 13 and he is out!

A vote for "The Newt" is a vote for a true Sociopath. Can anyone else see a future running ticket?

Gingrich/Trump: the perfection of narcissism in the making.

Vote Obama! The President so many love to hate, never mind the war mongering GOP!

If for no other reason, vote Obama because, it makes "it's_just_ math" go looking for a "newt" calculator. Oh someone made a pun - for shame.

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its_just_math 2 years, 4 months ago

As I've said, if things don't "change" as we were promised, I have to question the intelligence of anyone casting a second vote for Obama. It's just that simple. It's just math.

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grammaddy 2 years, 4 months ago

Has everyone forgotten about Newt's Congressional reprimand and $300,000 fine for ethics violations? One is a career politician and the other is a career candidate. Both are losers. Hawaiian Nija 2012!!

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