Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

“Thank you, South Carolina!” Gingrich swiftly tweeted to his supporters. He appealed for a flood or donations for the next-up Jan. 31 primary. “Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida. Join our Moneybomb and donate now,” he tweeted.

Already, Romney and a group that supports him were on the air in Florida with a significant ad campaign, more than $7 million combined to date. Romney had hoped that Florida would seal his nomination – if South Carolina didn’t first – but that strategy disappeared Saturday night.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul trailed badly in the South Carolina voting.

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Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

I detest Ron Paul. I detest Mitt Romney almost as much. 

I had NO idea that Rick Santorum had been voted one of the most corrupt people in the Senate, but apparently, according to this link, he was: CREW Releases Second Annual Most Corrupt Members of Congress Report.

I have NO idea where the core politics of the above site lie, but this came from a friend on Facebook, and it made me aware of Santorum and gave me a different look into his ways:

I am trying to figure out how to explain to my grandchildren that the person that will be there next president and whom that the should respect and admire….that from the field that’s left….a serial cheater, a rich elitist that could care less about the middle class, a senator that was voted most corrupt 2 years in a row, someone that will legalize heroin and would give our enemies nukes that would destroy us … tell me how I explain that to them … please.

I can’t, and won’t argue with the “rich elitist” or the “someone that will legalize heroin and would give our enemies nukes that would destroy us” comments in any way.

Here’s the deal folks; we have 4 people that are running for President of the United States, Gingrich, Romney, Paul and Santorum. We have to pick one of them in hopes that they can get Barack Hussein Obama OUT of the White House.

I am basing these next few lines solely on the known facts regarding ALL of them and the link above that brands Santorum as *corrupt*.

We already have one corrupt SOB in the Oval Office. We don’t need another one.

We already have an elitist SOB in the Oval Office, and he is working very hard to become rich off of OUR sweat. We don’t need another one.

We already have an SOB in the Oval Office that would legalize heroin and give our enemies nukes to destroy us with. We don’t need another one.

That *serial cheater* thing from some 20 odd years ago, an admitted act, one that has been laid out there for all to see, and one that forgiveness has supposedly been begged for, it’s really not looking too terribly bad now is it?

Newt Gingrich has never tried to hide his transgressions and has, according to him, taken his sins before God and asked for His forgiveness. Is it fair to keep on blasting him for his acts in the past? Is that the *Christian Way* I hear SO many run on and on about?

Is this not one of those ‘let he who is without sin cast the first stone’ or ‘judge not lest ye be judged’ moments?

If some of you are as Christian as you claim to be, how is it YOUR place to judge this man in his prior actions? Actions that he took before God and begged forgiveness?

And before ANYONE dares to go there, YES, I DID blast Herman Cain for pretty much the same thing. The difference being; Cain ducked, dodged, avoided and outright LIED about his past actions. Acts that were fairly recent from all indications.

Newt Gingrich stood like a MAN, admitted his transgressions and accepted the blame, the shame and the consequences for what took place 20 years ago!

Is Newt Gingrich perfect? No, he isn’t, and neither is anyone reading this.

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10 Responses to Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

  1. I was leaning towards Newt anyway. . .this comes as no shock to you.

    That said, this was altogether a rather unimpressive field. All the people we might like to have seen run — didn’t. To perhaps include Allen West, Marco Rubio, Tom McClintock, Paul Ryan, et al. I think those heads are waiting for 2016.

    If it’s Romney or Gingrich for me, it’s Gingrich bottom line. Can Gingrich actually beat Obama? Frankly, I’m not convinced. But I’d absolutely LOVE to see the debate between the Obamessiah and Gingrich.

    I don’t know, Fred, I just don’t know. . .


    • TexasFred says:

      I don’t know either, none of them are the one I wanted to see running, but, as you say, those guys didn’t run…

      It’s either get Obama OUT of watch this nation fall. Under Romney, I am thinking it would fall anyway. Under Paul or Santorum? Pretty much the same, the USA is done for.

      Newt isn’t perfect, but damn it all, he seems to be the best we have.

  2. Cary says:

    The fact that he admitted he did wrong, and took responsibility for his actions – that speaks volumes to me, and you know how highly I hold taking responsibility for your actions.

    • TexasFred says:

      That’s how I look at it too. And I am NOT preaching to people, but we have a lot of people that preach about “the right thing” and then blast Newt for sins of the past.

      That sure smacks of hypocrisy to me.

  3. BobF says:

    If Newt went to God and begged forgiveness, who are we not to? For those who call themselves Christians, less they forget, the Apostle Paul was a murderer of Christians before he converted and became the one who wrote the majority of the New Testament.

    Newt’s admitted his mistakes in his personal life and in other areas and took responsibility. Look at the clown in the white house now on how he continually blames Bush and Republicans for his failings. I’m not a Newt fan but I do believe he loves this country and will do what it takes to bring us back to where we belong as a nation.

  4. mrchuck says:

    I am going to vote for Gingrich,,,because Gov Rick Perry is giving him his support.
    I also feel that that black bastard who is presently president will never be able to debate Gingrich effectively.
    Gingrich will absolutely embarrass this black bastard on every subject, on every topic, and will not be intimidated by a sitting president.

    Why??? Because Gingrich was a past Republican Speaker of the House.

    Obummer will never be able to be coached enough.
    Why??? Because his tele-prompter,,, it cannot respond!!! NADA to any response, attack, clarity, etc.
    Obama will be a stuttering idiot being slaughtered.
    I believe Obummer will pass up and NOT debate, because of all of the above.

    I believe there will be no debates because Obummer will declare they are RACIST!!!
    Yes,,,,RACIST. Because they are rigged in favor of WHITEY.
    We all know the whites speak clearly and use correct English,,,while the poor downtrodden blacks were never taught this language because they were SLAVES!!!

    This will be Obummer’s reply, if he even needs one.
    Obummer may just declare no debates,,,because of the pressing schedule, national defense, Racist Whitey taking up too much of the president’s precious time.

  5. BARR says:

    WWHHOO HHHOO Texas !
    I was a staunch Rick Perry supporter. Since Rick Perry has bowed out and given his FULL SUPPORT to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. So have I.

  6. Longstreet says:

    As of Saturday night Newt will have to fight his own party (The Republican Establishment), the Democrats, the Mainstream Media, and last — Mitt Romney. We can expect the “Big Boys” in the GOP to unload everything in the playbook on Newt in the next few days and weeks.

    If all things were equal, I feel certain Newt could beat Obama … no question about it. But, as I noted above, all things will not be anywhere near equal. If Newt wins the nomination, he will, indeed, be the people’s candidate as he can expect little to no support from his own party, the GOP.

    The GOP set out to force republican voters to vote for a GOP candidate. It now appears they have been successful. Only — the people feel forced to vote for a republican candidate other than the party-supported “anointee.” Can you say: “BACKFIRE?”

    May God Bless America … and SOON!

    J. D. Longstreet

  7. As I have written on several occasions I would vote for a truly reformed felon before I would ever vote for any damned democrat. That said, Newt’s past transgressions, and apparent turn around and openness about it all speaks volumes to me about the mans character.

    That said, I do still have some reservations about his second amendment past. To the best of my knowledge he still has not returned his GOA survey. But those are about the only problems that I have with him. I refuse to vote for any of the others, period. If he’s the man, then he will most certainly get my vote.

  8. sdkar says:

    The good thing about Newt is that it looks like his campaign if he wins the nomination will be blasting the hell out of obama. It doesn’t look like Newt is going to hold back and is going to make sure everyone hears about obama’s past, who is friends are, and what he is really all about. After seeing Newt blast the media for their liberal leanings and then blasting obama in the last week or so has made me feel better about Newt.

    Plus, I have been hearing rumblings that Romney would not get rid of obamacare like he promised if he is elected. To me, that is key. I figured if at least Romney does nothing, at least we would be rid of the obamanation. So, at this point in time, GO NEWT.

    I don’t know about his electibility, but I can’t help but feel that a retarded monkey could beat obama after what he has done. Maybe that is why the Republicans are fighting so hard…cause they know that whoever wins this nomination gets the oval office.

    The republican candidate has been relentless on each other, but I can’t help but feel that this is a good thing (and maybe pre-planned among themselves). After all, if they air each others dirty laundry now, than by the time obama gets into the action, all of the bad news is old news and no one will care as much. Maybe I am giving the republica nominees too much credit for thinking this, but if it is…it’s a good idea I think.

    Not to mention, Newt may not be the best sell against obama, but if you pair him with the right running mate, it may be the ticket that gets obama packing.

    Worst case, if obama does win, if we can at least keep the senate and take the house, we can neuter obama a little.

    Whoever gets the nomination will have my full support no matter what.

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