Armey “Sad” for Newt

Former Texas congressman and Tea Party leader Dick Armey, who has a history of quarrels with Gingrich, unloads on Newt, echoing sentiment among conservatives that Gingrich’s time is done, especially after his rambling and bitter press conference following last night’s huge win for Mitt Romney in Nevada:


South Carolina was an aberration because Newt Gingrich had what is likely to be, in the final analysis, his best moment. … I don’t think Newt will be able to replicate that magic moment he had in South Carolina. He had a confluence of circumstances. He had one masterful moment that transformed him from perpetrator to victim — attack the media, which is always popular with our base. He just sort of took that moment. I think he’s played that string out. … I don’t think it’s helpful even to Newt. I feel bad for him. I think he’s digressed into a state of taking a second-rate campaign and turning it into a first-rate vendetta. And I think he’s putting himself out of the game because he can’t get over his obsession about his own hurt feelings over the campaign in Iowa. He needs to get beyond that and to the nation’s people’s business if he expects to have any chance whatsoever. I thought that last night was really sad for him and, quite frankly, again so much of Newt’s whole life is overstated. He overstates the case in such a hyperbolic fashion and just looks vindictive. – Dick Armey, CNN’s “State of the Union,” 2/5

31 thoughts on “Armey “Sad” for Newt”

  1. I wish they would stop picking on Newt. That’s our job and he does make a good troll under the bridge..as Colbert calls him. Every good campaign needs a troll.

    Woo hoo? maybe?

  2. Dick Army is a genuine slime ball, as bad or worse than Newt.
    It is a sad day indeed, when I find myself in agreement with him. :sad:

  3. If “they don’t call him Dick for nothing” Armey thinks Newt is loathsome, Newt is at the bottom of the loathsome barrel.

  4. BobHiggins says:
    02/05/2012 at 4:00 PM

    One corrupt old whore critiques another. My sadness is overcome by nausea.

    Thumb up +1

    Welcome. Come and sit next to me.

  5. BobHiggins….
    welcome to the blog…. and how right you are…
    no,no,… I mean correct… :smile:

    hey Craig…. GO PATRIOTS!

  6. Hi Bob,
    Enjoyed your comment as it gave me a chuckle.. :lol:
    Oh and how correct you are..

  7. Welcome Bob Higgins.
    Not many of the Tom Paine wing left.
    By all means drop in often. ;-)

  8. wife just read a tweet that said, “So many people tuning in to watch an old pig skin…well, so much about Madonna.”

  9. Dooty,
    The only reason I tuned in was to watch Madonna and she was great!! Pig skin, nah!! The tweet was by an ageism fuck that doesn’t have anything better to do wit his or hers time..Love Madge…

  10. Hi Bob,

    Welcome to the trail. Pull up a log near the campfire.
    Madonna was the best half time in several years. Prancing around on 5 inch heels on an unstable stage while singing is good going and she looks great for over 50 as well.

  11. I did not understand the Clint Eastwood ad

    did he just tell America to suck it up --like Detroit has done--
    stop complaining -recognize the Republicans got us into a big giant mess but we are on track to get out of the mess it’s just a slog

  12. Dooty
    And my comment stands, that tweet person SUCKS!!!! I’m gay and i love disco, OBAMA, not so much…Like that!

  13. Contrary to what the Republican establishment would have you believe, Newt Gingrich is the only candidate who can defeat Barrack Obama. Mitt Romney attacked Newt from day 1 in Iowa. Nothing was said, but when Newt returned fire in defense, everyone piled on him for being “negative” and have been dogging him trying to run him out of the race ever since. Romney has run so many dishonest attack ads with his millions it’s just, well dishonest. And he’s done so with no reprimand, as a matter of fact with blessings. This just shows the Republican establishment’s and both conservative and liberal media’s bias against Gingrich. And just like in 08 the Republican operatives and supposedly conservative media, believing they know better than us common folk, have already selected Romney as their golden-child and are determined to shove him down our throats, the same modus operandi they scream about Obama using. And, just like in 08 with McCain, if they get their way Obama will win again and America will be subjected to 4 more years of a dishonest administration shoving legislation, or illegally circumventing it, down our throats furthering us down the path of socialism, bankruptcy, and national INsecurity! One would think they were intelligent enough to do a little research whereupon they would see Romney is truly only slightly right of Obama on most issues, unless of course they have ulterior motives. There are many videos where he himself speaks to his beliefs and stances on the issues, showing him to be a moderate at the very best, liberal on most. I can understand someone learning and therefore changing their stance on 1 or 2 issues, but to do it on almost every single one reeks of political expediency, period! We need to make these people understand we have only been to 4 states, that the American people’s voices do count, and that if another “08″ occurs we the people will hold them accountable.

    In the general election, Obama would clean Romney’s clock just as he did to McCain in 08.Obama will prove him to be the politically expediate candidate he is through the above mentioned videos, showing him espousing his moderate liberal stances on most issues previous to 07, then his sudden conversion to “conservatism” on the very same issues as he ramped up his campaign for the Republican Presidential primary in 08. Obama will definately portray Romney as a representative of the 1% with his untold wealth and secretive accounts in the Cayman Islands and Swiss banks. This class-warfare will play well with the Democrats and a large percentage of Independants, as well as the mainstream media.Romney will not fair well in the debates against Obama either. He has had few really good debate performances, only actually winning the last 2, held in Florida. That’s 2 out of approximately 19, enough said!

    Conversely, Newt has had a very strong showing in most of the debates, winning the majority of them. As a matter of fact, in 2 of the debates he received a standing ovation, which is a rare occurrence.Newt will take Obama to the proverbial woodshed in any debate, on any issue, at any time. As far as Newt’s “baggage”, it has been out in the open for many years, thoroughly scrutinized and discussed with most of the allegations proven to be false. There are no surprises to be found here. His conservatism has been proven time and again by his record,receiving an American Conservative Union lifetime rating of 90%, 100% in 1998. He was part of the Reagan team, Nancy Reagan having said at the 1995 Goldwater Institute Dinner honoring President Ronald Reagan, “Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive.”. He has endorsements from proven conservatives ranging from Michael Reagan to J.C. Watts. At the same time, as Speaker of the House under Bill Clinton, he has proven he can work in a bipartisan manner to achieve much needed results while standing firm on his principles. In some cases he had to take on members of his own party to do what he knew was right for the American people. He is a great thinker with bold ideas, and has proven he can convert these ideas into real working solutions, contrary to the inaccurate charges stating otherwise from his past disgruntled colleagues whom he had to take on in some issues.

  14. Hi Charles,
    Oh man, welcome! I disagree, can’t stand newt, yes a small n! I’m an independent, yes left liberal independent and i would never vote for newt..Not voting for Obama again either..

  15. Romney is truly only slightly right of Obama

    Ya know Charles, I gotta disagree with that statement.

    The fact is Obama is slightly to the right of Romney.Look at his healthcare bill, Romney wouldn’t have dared to sell out like Obama and just the other day Romney came out for the social safety net, while Obama has been discussing doing away with social security,

    Of course they are both to the right of the current incarnation of the newtster, he has gotton down right pinko commie with his ideas.

    Jack

  16. (pops head around door) YEEHAW!!! How ’bout them Giants????

    (logs out as fast as she can while dodging brickbats)

  17. Hello Charles,
    No newt fan here, but glad you are traveling the trail.

    Just so we are clear, I hold Newt partially responsible for the politics of personal destruction, that he now so roundly condemns when the practice has been turned on him.
    Newt is an expert at crying crocodile tears when he is called out for his transgressions. I have no sympathy what so ever for a man who is reaping exactly what he sowed. He becomes more pathetic with each passing hour.

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