Newt goes nuclear


The most brutal verbal ass-whipping I’ve ever seen.


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31 Responses to Newt goes nuclear

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Good on Newtie.

    Have my vodkapundit live feed up now, good read….

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/drunkblogging-tonights-gop-debate-2/

  2. myiq2xu says:

    I hate Newt and I was clapping.

    • 1539days says:

      The Hillary care line must have snapped you right back.

    • trixta says:

      I hate that Hypocrite! BooHoo! Cry me a F#$King river, Newt! When the media went after 24/7 Bill he aided and abetted them all the way to the Impeachment trial. John King blew it. He should have posed the question as an issue of character and hypocrisy.

      • myiq2xu says:

        King shouldn’t have brought it up at all. If he had waited there was a good chance one of the other 3 would bring it up. That would have been revealing.

        • trixta says:

          [i.e. …after Bill 24/7…]

          You’re absolutely right, myiq. But since King just had to bring it up, he did it in such a dumb way. He probably thought Newt was gonna melt before is very eyes at the mere mention of his ex-wife. Didn’t King consider Newt would have a strategy going into the debate in case he or fellow candidates tried to clobber him with that issue? As I said, the questions of character or hypocrisy themselves might have at least gotten more mileage for King, regardless of Newt’s push back. Why?, because the question of “character” has been such a discursive favorite for Republicans and because the question of hypocrisy would have put it in a wider historical context. At least this way, the question would have been characterized as a legitimate question, rather than a personal attack. But as it stands, Newt got the better of him, and that’s what people will remember. Unfortunately, this issue may never be brought up again by reporters — and it should be because of Newt’s malicious and hypocritical behind-the-scenes push for Bill Clinton’s Impeachment trial. Just thinking about what he and his Impeachment elves put Bill, Hillary, and this country through makes my blood boil!

        • WMCB says:

          King was stupid. He played right into Newt’s hands. I saw an interview with Newt after, and he took great pains to say that he did not think it was an illegitimate question to ask in the course of, say, a normal press conference or interview. It’s fair game, he said. But out of place and irrelevant and slimy as the lead question in what is supposed to be a serious presidential debate.

          King handed Newt a perfect opportunity to defuse the issue while at the same time skating on the hypocrisy of it – all because the press was so patently eager and slavering and obviously chomping at the bit to discuss it above all else. They could have done damage to Newt with this, has they played it with some subtlety. Savagely jumping on it with both feet the way they did pulled the nasty mask off of them, and revealed their biased and burning desire to destroy opponents of Obama, more than it damaged Newt.

          Idiots. Newt was sharp enough to recognize King’s misstep immediately, and capitalized on it perfectly, and brutally.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I’ve been analyzing politics since I was a kid. One of the things I try to do is step outside ideology and emotion and look at tactics and techniques like it was a sport.

          There is a certain beauty in a well-executed performance – a strike-out, a grand slam, a knock-out punch, a hole in one, a deep pass that hits the receiver in stride as he sprints into the end zone.

          Is Newt a hypocritical scumbag? Definitely.

          But he is also a highly skilled professional at the top of his game. He knew it was coming, he waited for it, and he didn’t just deflect it, he riposted viciously and destroyed John King with it. His timing and delivery were perfect.

          If you respect your enemies you won’t make the mistake of underestimating them.

  3. WMCB says:

    Newt is an arrogant ass, but it is GOOD to see someone flat out take it to the smarmy, privileged, “we-are the-lords-of-the-narrative” press and slap them around.

    I don’t much like Newt either, but DAMN I want to fucking cheer when he does that.

  4. Three Wickets says:

    Yeah, the debate and the primary was pretty much over with that opening. Everything since has been about Florida. Obots starting to piss their pants, so that’s fun.

  5. murphy says:

    Holy crap that was righteous.

  6. I’m sorry. But I would totally LOVE to see this man take Obie-won-canobe to the woodshed.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    Legal Insurrection:

    Newt stole the buzz with the opening smackdown of John King over the issue of his ex-wife. After that Santorum was very aggressive, going after both Romney and Newt time and again; people either will like it or hate it. After a while he became grating. Romney has a strong debate, except on the income tax return issue where he once again seemed ill prepared. Newt was okay in the debate after the initial smackdown, but not the standout mostly because Santorum was on attack all the time. Ron Paul was not much of a presence.

    The closings were very telling. Newt and Romney talked about the need to defeat Obama and how important it was to the country, Santorum talked about himself.

    If Newt has momentum, I don’t think this will slow it down. Romney and Paul will keep their support, the big question is whether Santorum can slow down the drift of not-Romney voters to Newt.

  8. HELENK says:

    good for Newt.
    maybe the other candidates are learning that you have to stand up to the stenos. For years they have gotten away with character assignation. Seeing how the people in the seats reacted, might have caused a light to go off. I sincerely hope so.

  9. driguana says:

    Hopefully now, with Newt’s incredible opening salvo, everyone will jump on the opportunity to take on Obama. Ask him the same questions! Demand an investigation(finally) of his background! Question his morality! His attachments to Wall Street and Chicago thuggery! I would love to see what Newt suggests about a debate with Obama but would not allow a teleprompter…..Newt would destroy Obama.

  10. Glenn McGahee says:

    Here they go again re-writing history as one of the sleaziest politicians ever gets a standing ovation. It makes me sick to see these re-run politicians up there. Santorium and Gingrich? There’s a reason they’re not holding any office anymore. Guess they let enough time go by and of course, the press doesn’t do history very well. Some of us are old enough to remember the time and gov’t resources wasted trying to destroy a President and his wife out of personal hatred, hypocrisy and revenge when that President was being a faithful public servant and so was his wife. They cared deeply for this country and Newt and Santorum worked to kill every achievement they made. Newt didn’t mind Clinton’s affairs to be a topic of the press when he was Speaker of the House. He was in front of the press corp alot in those days. They tried but the Clintons came out on top anyway.

    • K.T. says:

      I couldn’t agree more!

      • trixta says:

        I totally agree, Glenn. And I want to see Karma kick Newt in the arse! His moral indignation is sickening to watch. FRIGGEN HYPOCRITE!!!!!

    • Three Wickets says:

      Of course I agree. But I’ve been thinking more about creative destruction lately. Maybe to reclaim the Democratic Party, the New Democrats and the reign of their pretender king needs to fail. Bill Clinton himself has been pretty accommodating when he talks about Newt lately. Maybe he sees that a surging Newt candidacy that has Obummer polling 20 points down in a head-to-head by the Spring keeps things interesting, even for Hillary. At least more interesting than a patsy Romney candidacy that ensures another term for Obama, the New Dems and the establishment Republicans.

      • Three Wickets says:

        Basically I think the political elite, the business elite, the media elite have become too powerful. Ordinary working people need to take the country back.

  11. votermom says:

    From the telegraph:

    To understand the full power of Gingrich’s answer, you really have to watch him give it. The former Speaker has three standard expressions: charmed bemusement (“Why are you asking me that, you fool?”), indignant (“Why are you asking me that, you swine?”) and supreme confidence (“That’s not the question I would have asked, you moron”). Each comes with its own number of chins. For his stunning “No, but I will”, Newt employed the full dozen. He looked straight down them, with half moon goblin eyes. “I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that.” By the time his chins unfolded, Gingrich was in total command of the debate.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100131246/thanks-to-thursdays-debate-newt-gingrich-might-have-a-marianne-but-he-also-has-momentum/

    LOLOLOL.

    • trixta says:

      If Newt get’s a taste of his own medicine and a reporter gets his comeuppance, Hooray, I say! Both Newt and the media are equally despicable, IMO, because they conspired to bring President Clinton down. I’m still appalled by the thought of Newt’s media minions’ haranguing Bill Clinton with questions about infidelity throughout his presidency. One incident stands out vividly in my mind: During a WH Presidential press conference, a reporter was actually booed by her fellow reporters for trying to change the 24/7 coverage about about Monica by asking him a foreign policy question. In fact, the media hit job on Clinton is still going with the upcoming four-hour program on his Presidency, which will dedicate one full hour on Monica, etc. One full hour?!!!! Give me a break! Rest assured, that hour will be the only one people and the media remember and talk about. Yes, the hit job on the Clintons continues….

      • myiq2xu says:

        . . . but Bill and Hillary are still the most liked and respected politicians in the country.

        And lest we forget – Bill cheated and then lied about it. He wasn’t framed nor set-up. He knew they were trying to catch him but he did it anyway.

        He could have avoided a whole lot of trouble just by keeping his pants zipped.

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