Posts tagged ‘Newt Gingrich’

February 1, 2012

Fla. Vote Winners Are Latino Dignity & Self-Deportation


By Roy Beck, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:33 PM EST – posted on NumbersUSA

Offered a stark choice on the illegal immigration issue, Florida Latino Republicans today broke nearly 2-1 for the candidate with the firmest opposition to amnesty and the strongest support for enforcement. 

It was a strong rebuke of the majority of media commentators who insist that Latino-Americans can only be won by promising rewards for lawbreaking. It added a sign of much greater dignity in the rule of law for the Latino population than most in the media are willing to give it.

And it was a victory for the concept of self-deportation as an alternative to mass deportation and mass legalization. 

Nobody can say that Floridians — both Latino and non-Latino — weren’t provided a clear choice on the immigration issue.  Immigration may not have been a top issue for most of the voters but it was one of the most publicized parts of the debates and contest.

  • Newt Gingrich campaigned hard among Latino voters with his continuing call for legalization and work permits for many illegal aliens and his pounding criticism of his opponent as “anti-immigrant” for opposing legalization.
  • Mitt Romney in two debates continued his campaign-long opposition to long-term work permits and legalization of illegal aliens and created a national media sensation by talking about “self-deportation” as the top goal for the illegal population.

Florida Republicans went strongly for Romney (46% to 32%), but the Latinos among them went for the anti-amnesty, pro-self-deportation candidate by an even greater margin.  More…

January 30, 2012

Is the Tea Party Losing Its Grip on the GOP?

By Erin McPike – January 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Newt Gingrich’s fast Florida fade is the latest indication that the Tea Party is losing its grip on the GOP, with the establishment poised to triumph once again.

An official endorsement Saturday night from last year’s Tea Party standout, Herman Cain; an all-but-official backing from longtime Tea Party darling Sarah Palin; and the support of an increasing number of Tea Party officials around the country have not lifted Gingrich back over Mitt Romney in the Florida polls. That weakened clout has been accompanied by the Republican establishment’s full-throttle charge at Gingrich’s past — to great effect with the primary here just one day away.

It’s a stunning twist of fate for the GOP, which just 18 months ago was mired in intraparty battles that gave rise to the grass-roots movement, and which had been desperately seeking anyone but Mitt Romney in the presidential race to satisfy its hard-right turn. Still, if Romney wins here on Tuesday and goes on to clinch the nomination in the coming weeks or months, it may not settle the question of whether he has quieted the Tea Party faithful heading toward the general election.  More…
January 30, 2012

Race card

Melissa Kite/28January2012/

Meet Kevin Jackson, the black Tea Party activist disgusted at the prejudices of Obama’s supporters

Kevin Jackson talks a lot of sense. He also says things that make you wonder if your ears are playing up. As the newest star of the Tea Party circuit gives you his views on Obama, Palin and David Cameron, you repeatedly ask yourself, ‘Did he just say what I think he said?’

I am interviewing Jackson, a Republican blogger and author of The Big Black Lie, a critique of liberal America, because I heard him on US television saying that voting for Obama was racist. ‘They wanted the black president,’ he told Fox News. ‘Racists that they are, they voted for the man because he’s black, not because he’s qualified.’  More…

January 30, 2012

Discussion of Gingrich and Romney

Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere appears on BBC World to speak about American politics on behalf of

January 23, 2012

The Best President Money Can Buy

January 23, 2012 by  

The Best President Money Can Buy

If Americans continue to “settle” for the most electable candidate, they will have to continue settling for having a bankster’s hand in their pockets.

As the American housing bubble collapse and financial meltdown accelerated in the fall of 2008, the political ruling class and their bankster masters put together a plan to save themselves from the crisis they created. They decided to scare everyone silly by claiming the banksters were too important to “fail,” and to loot the middle class to refill their coffers.  More…

January 20, 2012

Propelled by Tea Party, Gingrich Takes Lead in South Carolina

The latest Rasmussen poll from South Carolina shows a 16-point swing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich over the span of two days.  In Rasmussen’s polling taken on Monday, before the most recent GOP presidential debate, Romney led Gingrich by 14 percentage points — 35 to 21 percent.  Rasmussen’s latest polling, taken yesterday, shows Gingrich leading Romney by 2 percentage points — 33 to 31 percent.

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January 15, 2012

Will the Tea Party Swing the South Carolina Vote?

1:08 PM, Jan 13, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Rasmussen polling shows Mitt Romney leading in South Carolina, while Newt Gingrich is in second place and closing. It’s also interesting, however, to note the Republican candidates’ respective levels of support among Tea Party and non-Tea Party voters in what will be the first Republican-leaning state to host a 2012 GOP primary.  More… 
January 14, 2012

Race for the Nomination

Ron Paul on Israel: Zionism is Based on Independence and Self-Reliance

150 social conservatives, activists vote to back Rick Santorum
By Bernie Becker

A group of conservative activists decided Saturday to throw its support behind Rick Santorum in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and a spokesman for the group of 150 activists, said that a “strong consensus” emerged for the former Pennsylvania senator after a three-ballot process.

Perkins said that Santorum got more than two-thirds support from the activists in the final ballot, in which he faced off against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas also received considerable support from the group, Perkins added.  Read the story here.

The Hill: Romney to hammer Gingrich, Perry on immigration in SC
By Cameron Joseph
Mitt Romney plans to hammer Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry on immigration in a bid to win over conservative voters in South Carolina, where the GOP frontrunner has a narrow lead in polls.

The Hill: No joke? Stephen Colbert exploring a presidential run
By Jamie Klatell
Comedian Stephen Colbert is giving up control of his super PAC and forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run.

The Hill: Rick Perry in new ad: ‘I’m not about to quit’
By Jonathan Easley
In a new Rick Perry Web advertisement titled “Champion,” the Texas governor says he’s committed to staying in the GOP presidential race and is capable of staging a comeback.

Los Angeles Times: Mitt Romney no stranger to tax breaks, subsidies
By Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger
Bain Capital profited from a steel company that got them, and he used them to attract business when he governed Massachusetts.

The Washington Post: Santorum’s South Carolina team revels in momentum, fights to keep up
By Eli Saslow
His campaign workers are racing to keep pace with the momentum they’ve worked so hard to create.

Poll finds Romney surging nationally
By Jonathan Easley
Mitt Romney is pulling away from the pack and has reached his highest level of support nationally, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll of registered Republicans.