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The weakness of dishonesty and critique may finally ember the republican establishment. The republican establishment has lost its fire. One isn’t worried about it, as long as it’s exposed. And it is.
Witness the last ABC News republican debate when Mitt Romney said to Newt Gingrich that we shouldn’t alienate the “Palestinian People” on Gingrich’s recent comment that the Palestinians were historically an “invented people.” Romney was almost beside himself when he stated unequivocally that people shouldn’t tell the truth; that people should shut up when they debate on the Israeli state and the Palestinian demand. This is only one instance of silence in debate, but the republican establishment is rife with it.
Romney gave this reason for what he said: True Leadership. What did this mean? It meant this – the republican establishment does not want a republican candidate to speak out on hot button issues (period). And Romney was following the republican establishment; furthermore, he was LEADING the republican establishment. That’s what the republican establishment calls true leadership, as though paganism is comfortable with the nostalgic; as though paganistic arguments are the most passionate; and as though, if pagans lose, feeling good is the goal. What the hey: No Pain, NO PAIN.
But where does this really lead all the people. Not toward any truth for sure.
Whereas Newt Gingrich did state in the debate unequivocally that the truth should be spoken. Is Newt Gingrich part of the republican establishment? One leaves it for the people to decide. He is on fire with the truth.
Dear Friend and Supporter,The media feigns shock that polls show Newt Gingrich with a definitive lead among self-identified Tea Party supporters, but as a Tea Party organizer I know what they refuse to accept: Tea Party members have spent years gaining a deep understanding of important issues, and they identify with the depth and substance of this campaign. I am proud to have joined this campaign as the National Coalitions Director, and as a Tea Party member I look forward to building a coalition of all branches of the conservative movement because Newt Gingrich is a conservative we can trust.
Unlike many politicians, Newt didn’t play it safe with the Tea Party. While others played it safe, he didn’t refuse to participate in events and rallies as the media falsely accused us of being Astroturf, racists, extremists, and any other insult they could think of in an attempt to marginalize us. I know, because I helped organize the Tax-Day Tea Party in New York City on April 15, 2009, when millions of concerned Americans took to the streets across America to protest bloated government. And did you know that Newt Gingrich was our keynote speaker?!
I have been blessed to meet Tea Partiers from across the country who started a journey that day that Newt Gingrich spoke at our event in NYC. That journey started with a sense of fear and frustration over an unresponsive and growing government, and has led to an in-depth study of how things could have gotten so bad. It is exactly that reason why the well-informed and very conservative members of the Tea Party movement are flocking to Newt Gingrich.
Here are just a few of the reasons I proudly support Newt Gingrich:
The day that Al Gore testified before the Senate in favor of the cap-and-trade scheme, Newt testified against the scheme and led American Solutions to help defeat the measure.
Newt was an outspoken critic against Obamacare.
Newt holds an impressive record as Speaker, where he forced Bill Clinton to accept four straight years of balanced budgets, paid off more than $400 billion in taxpayer-held debt, passed the fundamental reform of welfare, and significantly cut the capital gains tax, which led Americans to create more than 11 million jobs!
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Newt meets with the Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial Board
Newt calls in to Sean Hannity’s radio show
Newt participates in a discussion about the importance of brain science research
Newt calls in to Hugh Hewitt’s radio show
Newt attends the premiere of Governor Mike Huckabee’s new documentary, The Gift of Life
Newt participates in a meet & greet with local citizens
Newt participates in Fox News Presidential Debate
Newt is interviewed on Hannity
Callista has a book signing at Mount Vernon Vistors Center
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Gingrich Urges Supporters to Stay Positive
|Atlanta, GA – Following up on a promise he made during a town hall in Windham, NH on Monday, Newt Gingrich released the following letter today sent to his supporters and staff:December 13, 2011
Dear supporters and staff,
Since I announced my candidacy for President of the United States, I have made it clear that I intended to run a positive, solutions-based campaign. There is not doubt, these are difficult times for our country. The American people deserve a respectful and constructive campaign that focuses on a vision for rebuilding the country we love.
It is critical the Republican nominee emerge from this primary campaign un-bloodied, so that he or she can make the case against President Obama from a position of strength.
For these reasons I have refrained from launching attacks on my Republican opponents, though I have reserved the right to respond when my record has been distorted. On Monday this occurred when Governor Romney and I engaged in what in diplomatic circles is called “a frank exchange” over our respective records in the private sector. That same day, however, Mr. Romney announced, “I’m not going to say outrageous things that can be used to hang [a GOP opponent] down the road.” I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. So let us hope that from this point forward we can devote our energies to real issues, such as discussing our plans for our nation’s economic recovery and helping to create millions of new jobs for the American people.
I also want to reiterate to each of you what I have said from the beginning of our campaign, and most recently last Saturday in Iowa: We will run a positive campaign focused on our country’s future. We will not be running any negative advertising. With Ronald Reagan’s eleventh commandment in mind, we will ask our supporters not to contribute to any so-called SuperPAC that runs negative ads against any other Republican contender and we will discourage ad hominem attacks on our fellow Republicans.
Therefore, I am instructing all members of my campaign staff and respectfully urge anyone acting as a surrogate for our campaign to avoid initiating attacks on other Republican candidates. It is my hope that my Republican opponents will join me in this commitment.
Running a positive solutions-based campaign is the only way to guarantee President Obama is not reelected.
Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm.
Contact: R.C. Hammond
Iran is conducting anti-U.S. operations from Latin America, including military training camps in Venezuela, and expanding its reach across the border from the U.S. in Mexico, according to footage unveiled late Thursday by the largest Spanish-language network in the United States, Univision.
The documentary showed a former Iran senior official accepting a plan to launch from Mexico a cyber war on the United States, one that would cripple U.S. computer systems, including the White House, the FBI, the CIA and several nuclear plants. The official, former Iranian Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri, was shown accepting the offer from undercover Mexican university students. A trailer to the documentary can be seen here.
The documentary also showed the undercover Mexican students presenting plans for the cyber attack to Venezuelan officials in Mexico. The Venezuelan official was very receptive to the plot, saying that she was close to Venezuela’s hard-leftist President Hugo Chavez and that she would love to share the information with him as soon as possible. The same happened with Cuban officials in Mexico, who were equally interested in a plot against the United States.
The students in the documentary appeared to have conducted a sting operation similar to the reports carried out by the American journalist James O’Keefe in the U.S.
The documentary, called “The Iranian Threat,” said that undercover journalists were also able to infiltrate Iranian military training camps working from mosques in Venezuela, though it showed no actual footage of the camps. Univision alleged there were links between the alleged camps and a radical Muslim implicated in the 1994 Buenos Aires bombing of a Synagogue that killed 85 and wounded hundreds. The Iranian lives in Argentina, a country which also has strong ties to Chavez.
Ties between the hard line Islamist government in Tehran and the anti-American government of President Hugo Chavez have been growing for years, including a weekly secretive Cairo-Tehran flight that is of grave concerns to U.S. officials.
Undercover journalists also confirmed Iranian-backed money-laundry and drug-trafficking cartels that are used to back Islamist networks and training camps in Venezuela and elsewhere, which exist to attack U.S. interests and undermine the U.S. in Latin America.
Univision said in press release that it had “dozens of hours of secret recordings, conducted extensive interviews with people who participated in the meetings, including a former Iranian ambassador, and examined documents ranging from hand-written notes to internal federal reports and obtained unpublished video of a failed bomb attack against New York’s JFK airport. In Mexico, Univision, uncovered covert recordings of the alleged Iranian plan to cripple the computer systems of the White House, the FBI, the CIA and several nuclear power plants.”
The severity of this threat cannot be ignored. The Obama’s Administration has shown its policies in the Middle East have failed. This documentary raises some serious issues that need to be further investigated. We also need a serious commitment to stem the growing presence of terrorist elements in this Hemisphere. Instead, this Administration has stood silently as civil liberties and democratic institutions deteriorate in Latin America inviting Iran and other rabid anti-American forces to fester.
In 2009, President Obama said his Administration was willing to talk to Iran “without preconditions” and would work towards the abolition of nuclear weapons. As this documentary clearly reveals, the Obama Administration’s soft-diplomacy approach has failed.
Israel Ortega is the Editor of Heritage Libertad, www.libertad.org The Heritage Foundation’s Spanish language website. James Phillips is the Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.