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Rubio scolds Gingrich camp, says ad bashing 'anti-immigrant' Romney is 'inaccurate, inflammatory'

Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant”

 “This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.

“The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.”

 Rubio’s sharp rebuke comes a day after he subtly corrected Gingrich for comparing Romney to former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, branded by conservatives as a turncoat who left the party before Rubio beat him in 2010.

 The criticisms from someone of Rubio’s stature in the Republican Party comes as polls show a near-even race, albeit with Gingrich surging.

 Rubio plans to stay neutral in the race. He’s a potential running mate whom both candidates would love to have on the ballot. And he’s gaining iconic status among many national Republicans who see him as a face of the future in a nation that’s growing more Latino.

 Miami, Rubio's hometown, is a key battleground. The candidates are all wooing the Cuban-exile community here, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of the Republican vote in the largest county of the nation’s largest swing state.

 Already, about 54,000 early ballots have been cast in Miami Dade, where nearly three-quarters of the Republicans are Hispanic.

  Rubio’s statement was fueled by the explosive, partisan debate over immigration, a key issue this election season as both parties aggressively court the Hispanic vote.

 Democrats and liberals have tried to paint the Republican candidates as anti-immigrant or even anti-Hispanic for opposing legislation such as the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants – mainly college students and soldiers.

 Rubio, who frets that the DREAM Act gives too much “amnesty” to a broader class of immigrants, and other Republicans have accused Democrats of playing rank ethnic politics.

 So when Gingrich’s radio spot described Romney as “the most anti-immigrant candidate,” Rubio and others felt he not only crossed the line – he was adopting liberal criticisms.

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strateshuter

All of this talk about Rubio as a VP.... He's NOT a natural born citizen.... his parents were not citizens until after he was born. He's a good guy... he should stay in the Senate, be a governor... whatever... but he is not eligible for POTUS... please don't tell me there aren't any candidates that don't have questionable Constitutional credentials.

robert

Thank you Marco Rubio. You and Mitt Romney have some class and represent the Republican Party very well. Gingrich has the highest negatives of any politician in America. Gingrich is the "Radio Talk Show" candidate. Levin, Rush and Hannity have been hammering Mitt for two years. In my view, if we listen to these gas bags on Radio we will go down in flames and be stuck with 4 more years of the Marxist rule of Obummer. The Democrats can't believe the stupidity of the Republicans who support Newt.
NEVER EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

I think Rubio needs to stay out of it. I didn't see him coming to Newt's rescue when Romney was lying all over the media about him.

liz4

Rubio is establishment gunk...It is clear that Gingrich and Romney are NOT the same on immigration. Gingrich was willing to consider undocumented people who had lived in the US for a long period of time for residency, while Romney said he will send them all back!

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Thomas Jefferson

W-O-W there are some real divorced from reality sheep in this comment section- WAKE THE F&%$ UP!
RON PAUL 2012
END THE WARS
END THE FRAUD
END THE LIES
COME ON PEOPLE WTF?!

Kevin Herman

Its sad how the Republicans are going at each other in this primary. It does not bode well for the general election imo I blame Mitt Romney for this almost 100%. He started this all with brutal blindsides on Gingrich when Newt had his first surge. A lot of the things he said then about Gingrich were 100% categorically false. Some were true but his vicious attack super pac outright lied or exaggerated many of the claimes. This caused Gingrich, who had been running a 100% positive campaign to this point, to start unloading on Romney. At the end of the day the people will elect the candidate not Marco Rubio or establishment Republican moderates. Newt has a lot of warts but so does Romney. Romney has lost most political races then he has won. He was horrible during the last primary somehow losing awfully to a rino corpse named John McCain. He also needs several minutes to answer a simple question like is he going to release his tax return. If Romeny gets the nomination and loses to Obama I never want to hear about that guy running for poilitical office again. I have never seen such a mediocre candidate protrayed so glowingly.

The_Conservative_Hippy_Speaks

Way to go Rubio! We all know you like Newt and you voiced your opinion correctly. Newt overstepped and candidates will always overstep. They just need someone to put them back on track. Rubio for VP!

Michael Veritas

Both Sen. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush should endorse Mitt Romney!

I can clearly see that Mitt Romney is the only candidate, who can get elected against Obama's svelte, pernicious, well-oiled, skull-breaking political machine.

My fellow Republicans, have no idea what's coming at them and Newt cannot convince Independents, moderates, Reagan Democrats and Libertarians to vote for him in sufficient numbers to achieve victory in the general election.

Mr. Gingrich is a sure bet to loose against Pres. Obama.

Jim

The republican party should split into two camps. The "crazy southern redneck/tea party" camp and the "rational rather solve than scream" camp.

The
CSRTP - "crazy southern redneck/tea party"
&
RRSTS - "rational rather solve than scream"

Romney is the only candidate that can get us out of this financial disaster. The CSRTP is helping to destroy this country.

PROPER

odumba sucks!!!

NEWT 2012!

celador2

This entire back and forth is part of a big news media ad to drum up support for the debates and maybe help voter turnout. Amnesty is a Gingrich issue alright and Florida has many illegals who have family who can vote. But, not all states havea 23% Hispanic population and those voters may not approve or agree with Gingrich views.

DrMaxHathaway

MITT ROMNEY IS UN-ELECTABLE.

In their win-at-any-cost zeal to re-elect Barack Obama, democrats and their lackeys in the press will expose the Mormon "religion" as a bizarre cult. Mitt Romney's religious faith is likely to be mocked, sensationalized, disparaged, and dragged through the media gutters. It could even be uglier than the fanning of racial tensions and demonization of the wealthy, also projects pushed by the Obama machine.

If that were not bad enough, moderate, not-particularly-religious voters in the general election may well be susceptible to the filth. That prospect is looming like the big, fat, completely unacknowledged elephant in the nomination room. Republicans seem to believe that if they don't talk about it, then neither will the Democrats.

That's just more than a little naïve, in my opinion.

Here's a clue for the GOP ostrich-class. When Barack Obama and his surrogates slyly played the race card against the wife of the "First Black President" to jujitsu the Clinton machine, your country-club blinders should have hit the dustbin with sentient ferocity.

And just because the GOP establishment ruled Jeremiah Wright and his un-Christian black liberation theology out of bounds, they may be now thinking Barack Obama's super PACs wouldn't dare -- would not dare -- to use Mitt's Mormonism to attack him.

What an adorable fantasy that is. Almost too cute for words.

And far too naïve for shrewd Republican primary voters to indulge.

The only way to beat off an attack you know is coming is to prepare for the worst, while hoping for the best. I've seen no sign, so far, that Mitt Romney has adequately prepared for any of the easily predictable attacks against him, which is a glaring deficit in his managerial competence credentials.

So, how might the liberal slime machine work to instill fear of the first LDS president among the fence-sitting moderate and not-particularly-religious independent voters?

Well, here's one clue from Slate in 2006. Jacob Weisberg, then chief editor at Slate (a Washington Post company), wasn't the least bit reticent in this piece, titled "A Mormon president? No way." While acknowledging that some might call him a "religious bigot," Weisberg nevertheless came out blasting -- not against Mormonism's "cult" status among mainline Christians, but against "the founding whoppers of Mormonism."

The LDS church holds that Joseph Smith, directed by the angel Moroni, unearthed a book of golden plates buried in a hillside in Western New York in 1827. The plates were inscribed in "reformed" Egyptian hieroglyphics - a nonexistent version of the ancient language that had yet to be decoded. [Snip] Smith was able to dictate his "translation" of the Book of Mormon first by looking through diamond-encrusted decoder glasses and then by burying his face in a hat with a brown rock at the bottom of it. He was an obvious con man. Romney has every right to believe in con men, but I want to know if he does, and if so, I don't want him running the country.

Weisberg's was a withering attack, aimed not at righteousness, but at the non-religious twin jugulars of reason and intelligence.

Christopher Hitchens, outright foe of all religions, saved some of his most virulent intellectual attacks for Islam and the Latter-Day Saints:

If the followers of the prophet Muhammad hoped to put an end to any future "revelations" after the immaculate conception of the Koran, they reckoned without the founder of what is now one of the world's fastest-growing faiths. And they did not foresee (how could they, mammals as they were?) that the prophet of this ridiculous cult would model himself on theirs.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- hereafter known as the Mormons -- was founded by a gifted opportunist who, despite couching his text in openly plagiarized Christian terms, announced that "I shall be to this generation a new Muhammad" and adopted as his fighting slogan the words, which he thought he had learned from Islam, "Either the Al-Koran or the sword." He was too ignorant to know that if you use the word al you do not need another definite article, but then he did resemble Muhammad in being able only to make a borrowing out of other people's bibles.

Hitchens, like Weisberg, questioned not the "cult" label applied to Mormonism among mainline Christians, but rather the intelligence of any reasonable adult who would put his faith in a putatively proven charlatan. Hitchens reminded his readers that shortly before Mormon "prophet" Joseph Smith "discovered" the Book of Mormon on the golden tablets, which only he could translate, he was convicted of "being a disorderly person and an imposter." In an 1826 Bainbridge, New York courtroom, "prophet" Smith had admitted that he had "defrauded" people and that he possessed dark or "necromantic" powers.

And as Weisberg cannily noted in 2006, whether Moses and/or Jesus might also have been religious charlatans, there is certainly not now any easily obtained historical record to this effect. Religions thousands of years old require faith, to be sure, but the Latter-Day Saints' less than two centuries in existence, and with historical evidence of their prophet's sketchy police record so abundant, requires squelching one's reason to put faith in it.

Other Mormons now serve in American government, unmolested by fervent attacks on their intelligence and beliefs. But Mitt Romney, seeking the mantle of first LDS president, who, if elected, will unseat the first black president, will have no such genteel protection.

The doctrines and founding stories of any religion can be mocked, of course. But the LDS, whose doctrines are unfamiliar to most gentiles (as the LDS refer to non-Mormon people) is especially vulnerable. Those asking Mormon questions won't need to rely on Baptist or Catholic theologians or upon the definition of a "cult" to give them ample fodder. They can merely go to Wikipedia and ask about the Mormon belief in "exaltation" and "eternal progression":

In Mormonism, the goal of each adherent is to achieve "exaltation" via the atonement of Jesus, as a result of which they inherit all the attributes of God the Father, including godhood. Mormons believe that these people will become gods and goddesses in the afterlife, and will have "all power, glory, dominion, and knowledge".[5] Moreover, Mormons teach that exalted people will live with their earthly families and also "have spirit children".[6] Their cosmic posterity will continue to grow forever.

According to the belief, exaltation is available only to those who have earned the highest "degree" of the Celestial Kingdom.[7] As prerequisites for this "greatest gift of God",[8] adherents believe that either in this life or the afterlife, they must become "perfect", they must participate in all the required ceremonies, and their exaltation must be "sealed upon them" by the Holy Ghost via the Second Anointing. One of the key qualifications for exaltation is being united in a celestial marriage to an opposite-sex partner via the ordinance of sealing,[9][10] either in person or by proxy after they have died. In the 19th century, some leaders of the LDS Church taught that participation in plural marriage was also a requirement of exaltation.[11] The LDS Church abandoned the practice over a century ago and teaches that only a single celestial marriage is required for exaltation.[12] However, this practice is still taught by Mormon fundamentalists.

Once American voters are cognizant of Mitt Romney's belief that his earthly perfection and Mormon tithes are necessary for his "exaltation" to godhood, they may see his life of abstinence and good works through a different lens. And believing those lenses will be rose-colored seems quite gullible or ignorant, or both.

Of course, the worst attacks on Mormonism will be based not on cosmology or theology, but upon the more earthly concerns about the Latter-Day Saints' history.

Until 1979, the Mormons were an unapologetic racist organization, which denied any level of priesthood to any man of African descent, regardless of his skin color. Again, citing Wikipedia, from the Book of Mormon, referring to descendents of "Laminites" (African tribes):

And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities." (2 Nephi 5:21)

Citing new "revelation," the Mormon hierarchy removed the African ban to its priesthood in 1979. Just as the Mormons had abandoned polygamy to gain statehood for Utah, they abandoned the belief in the "curse" of dark skin and African lineage.

Unfortunately, when Mitt Romney attempts to gain the mantle of first Mormon president by unseating the first black president, this racist history will become a centerpiece of the electoral battle.

Polygamy may be old and outdated Mormon doctrine, but how many average female voters will be willing to ignore it altogether? On the night of the Iowa caucuses, the Lifetime Movie Network played its Brigham Young polygamy extravaganza movie, The Nineteenth Wife. The movie features a modern woman battling polygamy still within a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Republicans should expect this issue to be repeated ad nauseam during the general election if Romney is the nominee.

While social conservatives make common cause with Mormons on a score of issues, social liberals (even fiscal conservatives allied with Republicans) will have a heyday with the Mormons' history of homophobia. Lest anyone has forgotten the vitriol of California's Proposition 8 fight, the liberals' anti-Mormon slime machine will no doubt provide ample reminders. Members of the LDS church put millions into the passage of Proposition 8, while its leaders invoked on-the-ground volunteer assistance. As reported by the LA Times in 2008:

Proposition 8 opponents estimate that members of the Mormon Church gave more than $20 million to the effort to pass the measure, though that is difficult to confirm because records of campaign donations do not include religious affiliation.

On the issues related to racism, feminism, and homophobia, Obama will have no worries about voter turnout if Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee. The liberal shock troops will come out in droves perhaps even surpassing those of 2008 to stop the first Mormon president from unseating the first black president.

While Mitt Romney is trying to explain the particulars of high finance and private equity firms, he will also be required to deal with the liberals' anti-Mormon slime machine. And Republicans can only hope that he is better-prepared on this front than he has been on others.


Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/brace_yourself_for_the_anti-mormon_slime_machine.html#ixzz1kUe0FzxR

Eyeball

Rubio is a light weight and he has his liberal background that he hides. He is vying for the VP position and the only reason he is being considered is because he would help win the state of Florida for whatever President that selects him. It has nothing to do with his qualifications.

John

Rubio isnt even eligible to hold office. he is not a natural born citizen. he should just keep his mouth shut and let the candidates fight it out. don't hide behind this neutrality farce and then blast gingrich. where was he when Romney was lying about Gingrich earlier? Romney is dangerous and a leach on our society paying nothing in taxes and making himself rich off of the working class people that he layed off. for shame on his secret money accounts offshore too.

apple

I won't vote anymore. It doesn't matter who gets voted in, Two Americas are not united. Its like the ship that went down in Italy, all humankind for him or her self.
This world belongs to the Devil.

sylvia kunz

The WHite house has so much on NEWTTY, we will lose for sure, get a clue people your falling into the same trap we fell into withOBAMa smooth talker great debater, embarrassment to the PARTY HUGH! ROMNEY is our only key to getting obama out not NEWTTY and his wifes.

Robert Smith

Obama vs. Newt:

Arrogant AND Pompous

vs.

Pompous and Arrogant.

White Narcissit Vs. Black Narcissit.

Anybody but these two.

Kevin Herman

Anybody that says Newt Gingrich is evil and they would vote for Barack Obama or not vote at all must have a very naive child-like view of the world and I say with 100% clarity you are part of the problem. I'm not even a Newt guy, I like Santorum who unfortunately has no chance, but this stuff just astounds me. An Extra Marital affair and a few instances of possible influence peddling makes someone evil? By all accounts the current Newt is a much more mature man. He is in a solid marriage and he staunch practicing Catholic. Grow up. You don't know what evil means to throw it around so cavalierly.

Jack

All the republicans are seriously forgetting Ron Reagan's 11th commandment Do not speak ill of fellow republicans (sic). Gingrich is a disaster and would be a dictator as a president. I don't believe anything he says.He can not beat Obama and I believe it absolutely essential to get Obama out of power. I don't like Romney but he can beat Obama and will run a very successful white house performance.

Always remember getting rid of Obama is job 1

Mary

How is a vote for ROMNEY and for that matter Ginrich and Santorum different than a vote for OBAMA??? They support TARP/Corporate welfare, endless wars, flip floppers, share the same top campaign contributors, support NDAA, SOPA, lobbyists, corporate TOOLS?...

No One Important

Romney has offered 1.6 million dollar reward for copies of newt's freddie contracts.

Geeee, a 1999 one turned up, and it excludes lobbying. . . just like Newt said, contrary to Romney's assertions in the debate the other nite.

Rubio. . . you going to demand that Romney's misleading attack ads against Newt be yanked down?

If not. . .then shut up.

Sabrina Young

I hate insiders picking our candidate, THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH WASHINGTON AND ALL THE INSIDERS, THEY think they know it all.

TXAggie

Bravo Rubio!!!

Stand up for what is right... Putting out ads about the truth is one thing... PUTTING OUT ADS ABOUT LIES ON ROMNEY is totally dispicable!!!!

Another reflection on how low Newt will stoop and lie 'with conviction'

You have the highest regard here in TX

tc297

Newt is a Washington insider who can get the GOP nomination, win the debates with Obama but will not win the general election. The majority of americans diliske him more than Ron Paul. No candiate from any party will win an election with the support of just its base. You also need the support of moderates and independents. With his destructivve comments about capitalism and the free market system he has alienated the voters the republicans need most to beat Obama. He will say anything even lie to reach his goals. If he wins the GOP nomination the conservatives will have handed the election to Obama.

JHazard

He's got to much Romney $$$.
Rubio equates that with conservatism.

truthbetold

Two faced Rubio, nutty newt and flippin romney are clear examples about everything that is wrong with the gop field. They are the party of intolerance, big oil, quick and baseless action to war, no regulations, whoring with big banks and little care for the middle class. The hypocrisy is so obvious when they claim the party of a high moral ground and then start aligning with a 3 time wife swapping bigot like nutty newt. It is fun watching these gop thugs eating themselves on the airwaves.

nick mann

Most of these comments make it obvious that most people only read the title from Drudge and not the actual article. Rubio's comments were subtle, he clearly is not trying to pick sides.....just answering questions honestly (wow, what a change for a politician).

TXAggie

ET - Fool yourself... Gingrich IS the establishment.... Only ostracized by his colleagues because of his prior corruption

Romney was a businessman who started from the bottom rungs and became successful..

D

Gingrich is an admitted progressive and accuses others of what he does himself:

http://newtexposed.com/

TXAggie

Torpedo - the analogy of Romney vs. McCain vs. Obama just reflects your intellect..

This is not absolute Math

I could say if we voted for Romney in 2008, THERE WOULD BE NO OBAMA!

Karen

Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines can't be illegal immigrants, so the Dream Act does not apply to anyone serving in the US military. You would think someone who writes for a newspaper would know such things, but let's face it - the smart people don't major in journalism.

Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel

Rubio might as well get it over with and endorse Romney. His criticism of the Gingrich campaign for drawing a clear contrast on the immigration issue, seems to smack some desperation. Perhaps, Rubio is worried that Romney's campaign will implode and he won't be asked by Romney to be the unconstitutional (non natural born citizen) VP choice.

Glen

WAKE UP GOP VOTERS!!! NEWT is a Angry old man who lies and cheats. He will never beat OBAMA.
I will not vote for Newt if he is the nominee.
He is worst than OBAMA . VOTE MITT

RobertG

And millions of broken hearted, ticked off Americans will sit on their vote AGAIN and Bambi sails into RipAmerica II. 2008 set a pattern I fear this generation will not escape.

Stop peeing into the wind please.

Hadenuf

I'm sick of being overrun by foreign immigrants. I want LESS legal immigration. Gingrich is a slime ball.

Josie Abbott

Oh spare me Mr. Timothy DNaegele. You are probably a person who just loved that no good despot and his evil bast--d of a wife Hillary-no good communists, just like this guy we have now. No way Gingrich is in their air space,let alone as bad as they are. Hint!! This is why they despise him so, but don't really dislike Romney. As Romney is almost like Obama. No, I like Gingrich (my favorite is Santorum), but I will vote for ANY republican before I allow a communist another 4 years in the White House to further destroy this country. Gingrich is far from perfect (but who is?)but at least he will institute conservative policies and business friendly policy that truly make this country great. He will (I hope) force folks to work at anything rather than whining about what they won't do. He'll institute a fair/flat tax system and will allow younger workers to take part of their SS payments and invest them in the private sector. All good ideas.

Roger L

I just heard Rubio say some pretty glowing things about Newt. What's this paper's agenda? Pro Obama, Pro Romney no doubt.

JC

Vote Santorum.......

Gaila

Well Geraldo Rivera seems to really despise Romney because apparently Romney was on an anti-immigration rant beginning in 2007.

GERALDO RIVERA says that in 2007 to 2008, 2011 to 2012, in thousands of campaign appearances, Romney was the most virulent anti-illegal immigration ...

Surely Rubio is aware of Romney's very recent stance on immigration ...? Geesh, he can't be that uninformed, can he?

Rebecca C

"shut up rubio... the american citizens don't want a northeast liberal in office..
we have already had 3 nightmare years with leftie socialist pig obama"

Rhonda, did you even read the article? Rubio only said that Gingrich's ads were not truthful. He said nothing about how nobody should vote for Gingrich, and he CERTAINLY didn't say that anyone should vote for Obama. Geez.

Dave

Hilarious. Rubio's a "junior first term senator" when he says something smart according to the media, then he shows his inexperience and ego and we get a statement like " The criticisms from someone of Rubio’s stature in the Republican Party....."

Gag....Spin away media, the game's over.

Udo

OK, so you have a bunch of lazy people not willing to learn the language of the land so you have politicians playing to the lowest denominator of society by going on Spanish language radio here in the US? Pathetic to pander to such lazy people, most of which can't vote and many of those are here ILLEGALY.

nivram

Just remember the mantra, folks:
"Anybody But Obama!"
"Anybody But Obama!"
"Anybody But Obama!"
"Anybody But Obama!"

Glenn Koons, LB, Ca.

I love Rubio ...but, if he is going to be neutral like Jeb, be neutral! No one else who the DC elites wanted, stepped forward to run; not Daniels,not Christie, not Jeb, not Jindal. So the Pubs have 4 guys who with courage stepped forward to get clobbered not only the DNC lies and smears but their own PACS back and forth. Anybody who would think twice about not supporting Newt, Mitt or Rick S over Obama must have been living on another planet over 3 plus years of class, race warfare, Obamacare, joblessness because He and the Dems hate free enterprise but love Govt. public sector jobs, no energy policy but 11 stupid Solyndras, and no border protection plus dissing our allies like Israel and Britain. BTW, last night, in just 10 minutes, both Newt and Daniels made more sense in their responses to Bama than Bama did in 70 minutes of no solutions.

Dan Allison

Judging from the comments here, Florida should be called "The Hate State"

Jeff H.

The Rubio detractors are obviously clueless. From the mass of uninspiring and flawed republican politicians,emerges a young brilliant leader with real character and clear focus on critically important American ideals. News flash: Rubio is already very important. Any of the present candidtates would sell his soul for Rubio's endorsement- obviously important in Flordia and other hispanic-heavy states. Rubio is not just popular because he could deliver hispanic votes. He is a brilliant and charismatic communicator. Compare him to the mediocre candidates we have now and it's obvious why he is the wave of the future.

gia howard

I beg anyone even considering Newt to do
his/her research. Whereas Romney has been a successful leader in business, civic duty, and governance, Newt was voted out of power by his OWN party. He is the Speaker who allowed the government to shut down because he didn't get a prime seat on air force one. He lies every time he opens his mouth. Sitting on a couch was nothing compared to having written a book on global warming and the need for government action. He wrote favorably
about the individual mandate. He was fined $300,000 for ethics violations. Unlike he claims, it was not a "minor" campaign
finance issue. No Speaker has ever been fined before and no one has ever been fined over $300,000. There is a 2 minute montage of Gingrich speeches over a 20
year period in which he repeatedly stated FDR was the greatest president EVER. When asked about it, he denied ever saying it. I don't care who his favorite is, but I
deeply care about having another pathological liar in the WH. I beg the
Tea Party to WAKE UP. Gingrich has lower favorability ratings than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid! No one hates Obama more than I. No one. However, I could never
stoop low enough to vote for Gingrich.
He is a spiteful, mean-spirited, erratic,
unethical little twit.

Y. Kiyay

Rubio may be a noob and a fairly junior senator but at least he also still has high standards and an unblemished personal reputation, two things the feisty old Speaker can never seem to lay his hands on. Gingrich is a completely different animal. There's nothing noobish about him. He's sunk many a ship with loose lips, and had his own sunk that way too a time or so. He's a scrapper. He can't help but fight dirty. It's all he knows. Hurt people hurt people and Gingrich is nothing if not a wounded general. I don't cringe at Rubio's breach of etiquette and protocol (nor revel in it gleefully either). I take Rubio's concern as practically familial, an indicator of how much he hopes Gingrich will be capable of faithfully and effectively representing the interests of the "family", of conservatives like him, his constituents and his national fans, myself included.

Jacqueline

Rubio is right about Mitt being pro-amnesty, but then so is Newt. Vote for Ron Paul who at least promises to secure the borders...and if he is truly the Constitutionalist that he claims to be, he will send the illegals packing back to the countries of their origin or throw them in jail for breaking the law. Immigration Laws are to be honored, respected and kept not ignored by any of the politicans. BTW, if you are holding shares in a company that sent their manufacturing abroad for cheaper labor and sent over 26 million hurting Americans into the unemployment lines and bankruptcy, you are just as anti-American as the corporations....sell your stock and buy stock in a Company that remained here. It is all about money...the corporations will not wake up until we hit them in their wallets.We have the power...use it!

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