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Newt Gingrich

GOP, Boehner Falling Off Their Own Cliff

January 2, 2013

What a mess! In a typical Obama Nation move, the Senate had three minutes to read and vote on a 154-page bill which was immediately sent over to the House and eventually voted on last night.  Obama didn’t even wait to sign it before he was on a plane back to Hawaii — he’ll likely [...]

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Newt Tackles Akin/Media Bias on “Meet the Press”

September 3, 2012

Here’s your Labor Day palate cleanser!  I love when Newt looks the MSM in the eye and takes it to them. This time Newt lectures them regarding media bias on Akin and the abortion issue.  Enjoy the subtle discomfort of the libs on the panel (go to about 4:48):

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Newt Suspends Campaign

May 2, 2012

In a sober twenty-minute speech today, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich officially announced the suspension of his 2012 campaign for President.  In today’s day and age, one has to “suspend” one’s campaign rather than just “end” it since there’s usually debt involved which must be handled.  Newt’s got lots of debt — $4 million worth.  [...]

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Romney Ready for the Nomination

April 25, 2012

Last night was a big one.  With only low-polling Newt and Ron Paul to combat Romney for the Republican nomination, Romney swept five Northeastern states last night:  New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Delaware.  Afterwards, Romney gave a speech in New Hampshire that I think was his best to date: This morning word came [...]

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Romney Resignation

March 7, 2012

“Super Tuesday” has come and gone.  This morning, after seeing that Romney won Ohio, I could finally articulate what that sinking feeling I’ve been having for a few weeks was:  “Romney resignation.”  In other words, I have come to unconsciously accept that barring an act of God the inescapable reality of the 2012 GOP race [...]

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Now It’s Romney Targeting the “1%”

February 22, 2012

I have been resigned the last month or so that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Here’s a scenario:  if Romney does well in Arizona and outright wins Michigan, no one will be able to compete with him on Super Tuesday.  As a result, money for Rick and Newt will begin to dry-up, while [...]

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Stretching the Attacks Against Newt

January 27, 2012

If you’ve been paying attention to the politicking down in Florida this week, you may have noticed that Romney’s forces and his Establishment proxies launched a seemingly coordinated attack against Newt from nearly all sides and angles, even dragging Bob Dole out from retirement to hit the former Speaker. Well, today the frenzied pig-pile continued [...]

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Newt Sips Some Tea under the Old Palmetto Tree

January 22, 2012

Though statistically tied about a week ago, the battle for South Carolina shifted dramatically in favor of Newt Gingrich when the votes were finally counted.  Last night’s primary yielded a 40-28% Gingrich victory (thus far) over Mitt Romney.  Rick Santorum came in third place with 17%, with Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 13%. [...]

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Santorum Wins Iowa, GOP Establishment Calls it a Tie

January 19, 2012

When Mitt Romney held an eight-vote lead at the end of Iowa caucus night, there was some question as to whether the lead would hold.  Usually, states re-canvass the votes after the actual election night to account for things like mathematical and typographical errors.  This is rarely significant even in the closest of elections because [...]

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Rick Perry Heading Back to Texas

January 19, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s dropping out of the GOP race for President, admitting there’s no “viable path” to the nomination.  He then endorsed Newt Gingrich (who happens to be right on the food stamp thing). I happen to agree with Perry’s decision and his campaign assessment.  He peaked last Fall when [...]

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Virginia’s GOP Ballot is Kind of Short

January 13, 2012

As in:  Mitt Romney or Ron Paul only! As of this moment a district judge has ruled that Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman failed to complete the paperwork in time and therefore cannot appear on the ballot when votes are taken on March 6.  Obviously, the remaining candidates are not pleased [...]

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Todd Palin Tips Hat to Newt

January 9, 2012

It was reported today that Sarah Palin’s husband Todd spoke with Newt Gingrich this morning, offering his support to the Speaker’s campaign to replace Obama.  Still no word on who Sarah’s going to support.  McCain’s supporting Romney because McCain, for establishmentarian reasons, must.  Sarah will probably go rogue from her former 2008 campaign partner. I [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins Iowa Caucuses; Santorum Now Relevant

January 4, 2012

The first part isn’t as bad it sounds, but it was still a good night for Mitt Romney.  It always is when you win a caucus or a primary, especially if it is the first one.  That said, the vote was remarkably close, with Romney edging out my candidate, Rick Santorum, by just 8 votes [...]

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Sal’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan, I am less than thrilled with the 2012 GOP Presidential field.  Four years ago to this very day I endorsed Mitt Romney for President – reluctantly so.  Today, I am as unsure about my choice as I was four years ago.  Throughout this whole campaign, I, along with the rest of the GOP [...]

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Ryan’s Endorsement: Newt Gingrich

December 30, 2011

As a long-time conservative recently inspired and motivated by the Tea Party over the past few years, I do not love any of the candidates who have emerged to potentially challenge Barack Obama in next year’s election.  They do not seem to understand the gravity of the problems we face — any endorsement I make [...]

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Newt Channels His Inner History Professor

December 28, 2011

Here’s a clip that’s been going around from the Newt 2012 campaign where Newt tells the story of Washington’s crossing Christmas Night 1776: I didn’t get the sense that Newt was comparing himself to George Washington, just that he was trying to evoke a little patriotism as a tool to get more votes in Iowa [...]

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It’s Getting Hot Out There

December 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich stumbled badly when he complained about the negative ads being run against him in Iowa and asked Mitt Romney to get them taken off the air.  As Rich Lowry reminds us, a campaign is probably not in a good place when a candidate whines about process.  And it was definitely a smart move [...]

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Herman Cain’s “Assessment” Likely to End Campaign

November 29, 2011

All is not well with the Cain campaign these days.  With his poll numbers dropping and allegations of inappropriate behavior continuing to drip, Herman Cain has planned to have an “assessment” of his presidential campaign. The latest allegations of an eight-year affair with a new woman may or may not be true, but it reinforces [...]

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Politico: Gingrich Used Different Label Twelve Years Ago

November 29, 2011

The gossip website Politico is reporting  that Newt Gingrich once described himself as a Rockefeller Republican in a 1989 interview to the Ripon Society.  Apparently, the Romney campaign Politico sees this 1989 interview as a bombshell due to the fact Gingrich  labeled Mitt Romney as a Rockefeller Republican in 2011. What’s notable about the interview [...]

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Herman Cain’s Big MSM Test

October 31, 2011

Uh oh.  Herman Cain is either in the midst of an attempted “high-tech lynching” by the MSM, or has some ‘splainin’ to do about an apparent sexual harassment issue from back in the 1990s. I think this is probably much ado about nothing, but how Cain reacts to this smearing in the coming weeks will [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #12, June 13, 2011

June 15, 2011

Episode #12 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Axis of Right takes a look at the GOP Presidential field for 2012.  Who do we like, who do we not trust?  Plus, a discussion on Weiner — Anthony Weiner, that is.  It’s a thought-provoking hour of Politics with Axis of Right [...]

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CNN’s GOP Debate

June 14, 2011

Last night, St. Anselm College in New Hampshire hosted the latest GOP debate run by CNN. As you’d expect, CNN was the story:  they unsuccessfully kept trying to get the Republicans to beat on each other;  moderator John King kept making awkward noises through 90% of the answers;  many of the questions had liberal presuppositions;  [...]

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Newt’s Officially Running for President

May 11, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has decided to officially put his hat in the ring to unseat President Obama in 2012.  Here’s his announcement video: Just so my fellow conservatives know — I checked and Ronald Reagan is unfortunately still dead and not likely to run in 2012.  Also, I need to see more debates [...]

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Haley Barbour Not Running for President

April 25, 2011

Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour has announced that he will not run for President in 2012.  According to Barbour, he decided against running because he was not prepared to make the ten-year commitment necessary to do so. Some are suggesting that Barbour’s decision will benefit Mitch Daniels, but I disagree.  Barbour’s strength [...]

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Huckabee’s Gaffe May Sink 2012 Run

March 2, 2011

Potential 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee repeatedly told the Steve Malzberg Show audience that Obama grew up in Kenya, rather than Indonesia, but went further by creating a narrative about an anti-British sentiment Obama demonstrates as a result (fyi: Indonesia was under Dutch not British control). Gaffe?  Sure.  Bad gaffe?  Potentially.  In fact, I’m [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #11, February 27, 2011

February 28, 2011

Episode #11 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  This episode is the most random episode of Axis of Right Radio ever.  Completely unscripted, Mike, Sal and Ryan discuss the situation in Wisconsin, the Budget battle, the 2012 election, pop culture, and more. Axis of Right Radio is available on iTunes, or you can [...]

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Juan Williams Fired from NPR

October 21, 2010

Juan Williams has always been a stand-up guy and proud liberal too (odd combo these days).  I usually disagree with him, but he articulates the Left’s position on most issues and is a valuable source of balance for a network like Fox News which tries to have balanced opinions/coverage. Williams, in fact, is such a [...]

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China’s #2 Economy

August 16, 2010

The figures are in and as of the second quarter of 2010, China has surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy.  Not bad, but in late 1800s, China technically had the world’s second largest economy too — it’s all a matter of perspective.  Don’t worry, the Japanese don’t sweat being passed by their historic [...]

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Is Obama a Socialist?

February 23, 2010

He’s orchestrated the wholesale takeover of the auto industry, he is attempting to confiscate 1/6 of the U.S. economy, he wants to nationalize the student loan industry, he wants tighter control over the banking industry and mortgage industry, and he wants to control the salaries of executives.  Bill O’Reilly doesn’t think he’s a socialist, but [...]

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Paul Ryan’s “Two Futures”

February 2, 2010

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is a budget wizard.  You don’t mess with him.  As the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, he’s got the numbers, the intellect and the talent to flatten many opponents.  In a way he’s the 2000s version of Jon Kasich, who back in the 1990s was the major contributor to [...]

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