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Why Newt Appeals to Americans

Newt Gingrich is beginning to soar in the polls for many reasons. He is clearly the leader in the debates, which are really question and answer forums, for the Republican nomination. This is decidedly a factor in his popularity among those people who watch them.

His assault on the media’s hypocrisy concerning how they treat Democrats as opposed to Republicans is something to which people are drawn. This is something which people have been talking about for years and have not been able to do anything about beyond turning off the MSM news programs. Newt is getting back at the press for the duplicity of the press, a business protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in order to protect the right of the people to get the facts about what is going on in our government without government interference. The people of the USA know the media isn’t doing their job and they know the media has become an opinion generating machine for the Democratic Party.

People are angry. People are fuming at the President, at Congress and at the way their freedoms are being whittled away incrementally. They are angry at SCOTUS for legislating from the Bench. People are tired of being dictated to, of having their elections overturned by activist judges who are not elected.

But there is something much more subtle about his popularity that stems from this anger: it’s the way his vicious attacks on President (and I use that word loosely) Obama are seen by citizens. Newt is the only candidate to not only go after the media and the government, but he unequivocally goes after Obama in a way that people can’t. Common citizens, (actually, we’re subjects now,) are not allowed to vent the anger we feel openly in a public forum against the President and what he’s doing to our country without the old RACIST label being attached to them. People want to beat someone up for all the draconian actions this government, especially Obama, have taken against WE THE PEOPLE. The anger runs deep and it is frustrating to the people of this country to not be able to physically take their anger out on someone. It is not only pleasing to people that Newt is harassing the press, but that he is aggressively beating Obama’s policies to a pulp and it’s satisfying to those who can’t get up on a stage and speak their minds. The fact that firearm sales have skyrocketed is indicative of people’s fears and anger. People are ready to fight in the streets to protect the Constitution of the United States. Newt appears to be doing this for them in a verbal barrage calling legislatures, and the press, on their inequities.

This is probably the most important election we’re going to have as a country since the Constitution was adopted by the original Thirteen States. The Civil War elections weren’t even as important because that didn’t decide which direction our country would take on so many different levels of political tangents. Lincoln had to contend with the split of the country and yes, it was a Constitutional Crisis but he didn’t have to be concerned about massive government spending, Social Security, Welfare, wars in several different countries waged by a small number of American volunteers or any of the other issues we as Americans face today. The most important of the issues we are facing is whether or not we’re to remain a country that practices Free Market Capitalism or become a full blown Marxist state using fascism first, and gradually leading to communism. And Newt isn’t afraid to bring this argument to the debates right now, or those in the future with Obama.
Newt is fulfilling a psychological need of the general populace in this country. And people trust him to continue if he’s eventually elected as the nominee for President of the USA by the rank and file GOP. After all, after Saturday, January 22nd, 2012, there are still 47 states to vote in the primaries. People see Newt as having the brass balls they want the GOP nominee to have and they have not seen this kind of truthfulness or aggression since Reagan.

Oh, wait, is that 54 states?

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  1. excellent article eleanor – after the pathetic campaign mccain ran and his mr.niceguy approach, its refreshing to see someone willing to go for the marxist’s jugular. newt DOES speak for me!!

    1. Robin,
      Thanks for the comment. It took me a minute to realize why people are so attracted to Newt these days, but after viewing several of the “debates” it hit me this AM while you and I were on the phone what the psychological motivation is. I don’t know if Mitt will go for Obama like I know Newt will. Mitt’s comment about Obama being a “nice guy” but over his head had me worried, and when McCain came out and endorsed him, I almost threw up. That, and the RNC saying to not go after Obama had me very concerned, but I really think if Newt is told that, he’ll tell the RNC to stuff it like he did to the press.

      1. i plan on voting for newt in the primary – he is the one to beat the dicatator in chief – we need to get rid of this shadow govt aka obama’s 40+ marxist czars and the puppet master george soros. i also am not absolutely thrilled with any of the gop candidates but our worst candidate is far better than the dems best candidate. i put this article on my facebook page and people are loving it. keep up the great work!!!

        1. Robin, I was for Cain until he got wacked by innuendos with no proof by the press. I’ll vote for Newt in the general. At this point, I don’t know who I’ll be voting for in the primary. My line in the sand is gun grabbing and every one of the candidates has voted for gun restrictive laws except Ron Paul, and I can’t abide his foreign policies at this point in history, though I do understand his position. It’s just not feasible right now. But getting back to your point, Mitt is too much of an appeasor to go after the DIC (dictator in chief)and I’m not sure Santorum has the kind of fire in his belly needed to expose Obama’s agenda. Newt has that fire, and I do like it.

    1. Jill,
      Thanks for the comment. I was for Herman Cain when this all started. I was devastated when he was forced to drop put of the race. I’m not really enamorate of Newt and probably won’t vote for him in the primary. But, I can’t help but notice his skill in putting people in their place. Even though he was probably prepared for King to ask that question about his wife on Thursday, his delivery was so scathing and biting, it gave me hope that if he’s the GOP nominee, he will continue his striking like a cobra on Obama’s agenda. And this is something we are drooling for in a candidate.

  2. Eleanor, great atricle, it did my heart good to watch Mr Newt scold the CNN host just like a school master reprimands an unruly student. The audiences reactions and the hosts red face were in a word ” precious”. I know full well that the press will surely keep on their rabid attacks on whomever they feel is the GOP leader at the time, but it sure is satisfying watching Gingrich handle them so masterfully

    1. David,
      Thanks for the comment. I agree it’s great to finally see someone calling the press on their hypocrisy. I loved how Newt told that idiot to take responsiblity for the actions of CNN instead of trying to pass it off to ABC. My guy is out of the race, but we need someone as straight forward and a shooter from the hip to take on the present occupant of the WH.

  3. If I could give Newt any advice it would be to use more humor. People SHOULD be laughing at Obama’s agenda instead of getting mad about it. As much damage as he’s done it can still be fixed.

    1. Tracker,
      Thanks for the comment. I don’t know how a socialist agenda can be fixed once the damage is done and the one doing the damage if hell-bent on continuing down the same path to the end game, communism.

    2. gingrich has a sense of humor…if you haven’t heard the laughter and the applause then you haven’t been paying attention…romney is stiff and uninspiring…we need a presidential candidate that will challange this administration…i’m ready for a grandfather image…i just pray that people can over look newt’s turkey neck!!!!!!!!!

  4. I think you really hit the nail on the head here! Amazing to watch this race evolve isn’t it?

  5. well spoken!Right on all points.Mitt is same crap,dif day,nicely spun. Newt speaks for many because he is not afraid to trash the marxists directly,for their many sins against america,americans,& the Constitution.he has his faults,as all humans do,but he is far & away the best running.

  6. Thank you for offering your thoughts for all of us to seriously ponder. Your commitment to electing a competent president in 2012 is appreciated. Keep up the good work on blogs and in chat rooms. You make a difference.

    1. Bet, thanks for the nice cudos! I sure hope we can get a GOPer into the WH in 2012. My biggest fear is this travesty in the WH cheating enough to win the election again, like he did in 2008. I will keep fighting for my country, the one that is the greatest history has seen.

  7. Nice opinion piece! I think Newt’s surging right now not just because he’s tapping into the anger and frustration with the Left, but because it shows something the Republican “leadership” has lacked in recent years: a desire to fight back. It will be interesting to see whether the momentum he’s picked up will continue.

    1. Thomas, thanks for the comment. Yes, it will be interesting to see if he continues. The RNC has already stated they don’t want the nominee to attack Obama. That worked in 2008. If Newt is the nominee, I think he will tell the RNC to stuff it.

  8. Princess….What a cogent, terse article. U have done a stellar job. Political writing requires guts and insight. U have both,.

  9. Refreshing to finally see a candidate who calls a spade a spade! Americans are led down the garden path into communism. Wake up Americans! Before you lose your freedoms. We need leaders like Ronald Reagan used to be, standing up for God free enterprise and liberty.

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