It pays to fight. That is lesson of Newt Gingrich’s rise, fall, rise, fall, now rise. It’s a lesson Mitt Romney, or whoever the eventual GOP nominee is will need to learn and etch into his/her bones.
Romney supporters might be angry or upset or worried today, but they should be grateful. If not for Newt’s never-give-up-fight-to-the-death attitude Romney would be coasting to the nomination and eventual defeat by Barack Obama. That must not happen. Barack Obama must be defeated.
We have derided Mitt Romney repeatedly and amused ourselves by calling him by his real first name – Willard. We have mocked Newt Gingrich and compared him to the murderous John Wayne Gacy as well as that famous weirdo actor, Michael J. Pollard, best known for his appearance in the film Bonnie and Clyde.
Mockery aside, what is most interesting about Newt and Mitt is that they are mirror images of each other. Where Romney is organized, patrician, modest in bearing, controlled, deliberative and a step-by-step process guy, Newt is disorganized, rowdy, overbearing, out of control, shoot from the hip, and a self-contained rabble rousing fighter.
In short, Romney’s best chances for the nomination is the well-funded organization he has created. Newt’s strength is that he is a go-for-the-jugular fighter. Newt has a lot to learn from Mitt and Mitt has a lot to learn from Newt. Which brings us to Hillary Clinton.
For a long time we have argued Republicans have a secret powerful weapon they use too sporadically and without sufficient premeditation. That powerful secret weapon is Hillary Clinton.
In the update to our last article we complimented Newt Gingrich on his attack against Big Media but we had a suggestion:
“But Newt, why don’t you and other Republicans mention how Big Media savaged Hillary Clinton? Including Hillary Clinton when you point out that McCain and you and Romney and anyone who opposes Obama will get mugged by Big Media can only make your case stronger and help you with independent swing voters. Understand?”
Almost as if in response Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website demonstrated what we meant. We had just compiled some examples of the recent race-baiting deployed against Republican opponents of Barack Obama in a two, or is it one, day period. It was an ugly compilation. In the article we drew the line directly from what was done to Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton in South Carolina to this year’s race-baiting by Obama henchmen. Don’t take our word for it. Here is Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government article “Race Baiting In South Carolina Primary Politics? Just Ask Hillary Clinton”:
“The political tag team of Bill and Hillary Clinton felt secure about the South Carolina black vote because of President Clinton’s persistent high approval ratings among African-Americans, but they were about to get their first real taste of Sen. Obama’s Chicago-style political game. Sen. Obama and his team were able to take a couple of innocuous statements by the Clintons and twist them into a race related controversy.“
Obama and his thugs race-baited the Clintons. The Clintons. The Clintons who had dedicated a great deal of their lives to helping African-Americans were race-baited. It wasn’t long before Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton became “racists” in the eyes of African-Americans and the corruption which is now the left in America. If they did it to Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton imagine what will happen when Mormon Romney, who reminds Clyburn of Rosa Parks era racists, gets the nomination. Or imagine the field day of opportunity when Newt Gingrich, already a “Juan” hating “racist” and black child labor janitor Simon Legree, gets the nod.
Republicans think they know what is about to happen to them but they have no idea. They think it is going to be bad, but they don’t know what bad is. Some think they will be able to fight the race-baiting and win the presidency with the organizational prowess of Mitt Romney. Some think they will beat the race-baiters with the pugalist style of Newt Gingrich. But they are wrong. It will require the organizational might of an organization man but it will also require the ferocity in the organization that only a ferocious man/woman can instill.
In 2008, the Obama thug organization race-baited the Clintons on innocuous comments about how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was made law. Big Media race-baited along:
“January 9, 2008 the New York Times editorial board set the race-baiting table. [snip]
A few days later, here’s Bob Herbert bringing the dessert, writing in his The New York Time column;
I could also sense how hard the Clinton camp was working to undermine Senator Obama’s main theme, that a campaign based on hope and healing could unify, rather than further polarize, the country.
So there was the former president chastising the press for the way it was covering the Obama campaign and saying of Mr. Obama’s effort: “The whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”
But – it wasn’t true. Watch Bill Clinton’s entire remarks and it’s 100% clear as to what he’s referring to as “the biggest fairy tale” and it’s not Obama’s candidacy. Nor is it the notion, as Herbert claims, that “a campaign based on hope and healing could unify.” No, the “fairy tale” is the idea that Obama was consistently opposed to the war in Iraq. Clinton points out speeches that Obama made and votes he cast as a Senator. His comments strike me as neither bizarre nor rambling, as the Times had claimed.
No matter. When Hillary Clinton appeared on Meet the Press just prior to the South Carolina primary, the late Tim Russert led with the race card attack against Clinton, including the quote from Herbert’s New York Times piece. Russert even plays a selectively edited clip of Clinton’s comments, where he cuts out every single part of what Clinton says leaving only ‘this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”
Russert follows this butchered video clip with the quote from South Carolina Senator and Congressional Black Caucus member James Clyburn that had also appeared in the Times; “To call that dream a fairytale, which Bill Clinton seem to be doing, could very well be insulting to some of us.” Hillary Clinton tries to point out that Russert is not playing the entire clip, but he shuts her down and plays a quote from Donna Brazil expressing disappointment in Bill Clinton and his “tone.” Russert continues to filibuster relentlessly for a couple of minutes, quoting the New York Times.”
We’ll have more on Donna Brazille in our next installment of Draft Hillary Or Die. It will sicken you.
We’ll end our excerpts of the Big Government article with this:
“If that’s how the Obama campaign treated a fellow Democrat and “the first black president,” just imagine the GOP candidate — and the American people — are in store for come this fall.
Republicans better realize that Mitt Romney as currently constituted will have a very tough time beating Obama. Republicans better realize that Newt Gingrich as currently constituted will have a tough time beating Obama.
We think Sarah Palin was very smart with her advice to South Carolina voters. The best results for Republicans today will be that Newt Gingrich win in South Carolina. As bad as it is for Republicans to continue to waste time and money fighting each other, what would be worse is to enter the final battlefield against Obama insufficiently prepared or delusional about how tough they will have to fight.
This fight will have to be uglier than ugly and the attacks must be personal, dirty, ruthless, brutal – worse than the horror that is Barack Obama and the campaign he will wage. The dirty tricks have already started in Iowa and an Obama 2008 staffer has been arrested. It’s going to be really bad. Think Chicago gangland.
We now know the sanctimonious Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses. It doesn’t matter now, other than it hurts slights Romney to the slight benefit of Gingrich. But what happened in New Hampshire? Daily Puma:
“According to Still4Hill, there was a 10% write in vote in the 2012 New Hampshire democratic primary. Besides 12 democratic candidates that were on the ballot, another 10% STILL voted for some one else not on the democratic ballot, are you kidding me?
Remember, Hillary Clinton said she WOULD NOT run, DID NOT campaign, and never appeared in New Hampshire. Wow.”
We’ll report on the inside story of Draft Hillary in New Hampshire when we discuss the sickening Donna Brazille. What caught our eye was not so much the results but what could have happened.
We know Obama lovin’ Big Media did not want to discuss this story. The possibility that their golden calf lost votes to Hillary Clinton was not something their love lorn hearts could bear to repeat. No surprise to anyone. Did anyone hear from Big Media about the “fierce protests” outside the Apollo Theater when Barack Obama was crooning for dollars inside? No it’s protect Obama time in Big Media world.
But some smart Republican/conservative websites ran the blockade. Gateway Pundit, not exactly a Hillary Clinton supporter fortress, noted what happened:
“Rough night for Barack…
With 83% of votes counted, only 82% of Democrat voters chose Obama in New Hampshire even though he was running unopposed. 10% of democrats wrote in someone else. The total of all write-in votes was the second-most popular choice on the ballot.“
Tina Korbe at HotAir wrote on primary day about the “Write In Campaign For Hillary Underway In New Hampshire”:
“I tell you, Hillary Clinton supporters do not give up. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has assured members of the media that Obama won’t swap Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton on his reelection ticket. So, what do Hillary supporters do? They target Obama’s half of the ticket. Featherbrained or brilliant? Let’s say it’s a little of both.
Taking inspiration from Eugene McCarthy’s surprising New Hampshire haul of the protest vote in 1968, which subsequently led to incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson’s withdrawal from the race, staunch Hillary Clinton supporter Steve Rosinski has urged discontented voters in New Hampshire to write the current Secretary of State’s name on the ballot. Rosinski, who created a petition to draft Hillary for 2012, says he has talked to numerous voters on the ground in New Hampshire — and they’re not satisfied with either Obama or the GOP candidates. Not only are they disappointed with the overall performance of the economy under Obama’s watch, but they’re also upset with White House scandals like Solyndra and Fast and Furious, Rosinski said.
It’s doubtful that Hillary will receive 42 percent of the Democratic vote in New Hampshire, as McCarthy did in 1968 — but it surely can’t be comforting to Obama to know folks this dedicated to his demise are out there. As Neil Cavuto put it at the end of the segment, something must be behind Obama’s recent base-shoring efforts. In just the past week, he’s announced “new” summer jobs for would-be Obama Zombies, created an easier path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and praised Environmental Protection Agency personnel for their hard work as a symbolic way to appease angry environmentalists.
Worried about your reelection much, Mr. Obama?”
A few Republican/conservative websites broke the Big Media blockade. These were the I/E Republican/conservatives not the E/I Republican/conservatives (hint: “Intelligence Over Emotion”). When Big Media was forced to write about Draft Hillary because of robo-calls or a Fox News appearance where it was discussed, Big Media either poked fun or worked to discourage a write in vote by making sure everyone knew Hillary Clinton is NOT running. … And still… 10%.
We were attacked as a Republican “ratf*cker” operation by the cannon fodder left for writing about Draft Hillary and stating it was a good idea. Anything, from metaphorical spitballs to metaphorical B-52s attacking Obama to us was a good idea.
We knew the attacks on us were meant to discourage. But we like to fight. Are we worried that it’s us and some Republican/conservative websites breaking the blockade? No. Do we wonder what would happen if there were more I/E Republicans and “liberal” political websites breaking the blockade? You betcha!
The Dump Obama Draft Hillary fight probably moves on to South Carolina next week or into Nevada later.
What could happen if the blockade gets broken and more and more voters learn to write in the candidate of their choice? What could happen if the blockade gets broken and more and more voters learn to write in Hillary Clinton? Obama won’t be smiling. Even Fantasy Land in Disney World shakes when there’s an earthquake. Lame ducks fall when the earth shakes.
How do we defeat Obama. It takes a village.