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Tonight in South Carolina, GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lashed out at CNN moderate John King when King began the debate with a question about an ABC News interview where Gingrich's ex-wife said that Gingrich wanted an "open marriage."
Here is the clip in case you missed it. You might not agree with Gingrich and his politics, but when charges get personal (hello, Newt, irony on this one when you were one attacking Clinton?), you have to fight back and not be handled. Suck it, CNN and ABC.
Now if Gingrich could only translate better in Spanish, he might take the GOP nomination.
Parody. Anyone can do it and one of our favorites Tony Díaz is doing it out of Houston.
Watch out, Arizona. The "wet books" are crossing the border. Check out Libro-Traficante.com for more!
Spend a day off protesting SOPA and the next day, the GOP political world is buzzing. After a crazy day on the GOP trail, candidate Mitt Romney steps in with this video slamming The 99% movement.
Romney was forceful, a bit angry, and said that the 99% movement is dividing America and that the US system is the best in the world. Also, he told the 99er that if models like those of Russia, China, Cuba, and North Korea were better, he was all ears.
Why would The Weekly Standard publish the following and not identify columnist Bill Kristol's piece as an opinion by him? Is conservative America really getting down on the current crop of candidates, especially after today's events, that they are using Internet drama to stir up the buzz?
No, no matter what the Standard said, it does appear that Kristol's piece was not news, it was just opinion. Local Indianapolis TV reported it as such in the following article:
INDIANAPOLIS — A conservative heavyweight wants Gov. Mitch Daniels to reconsider jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The party announced Thursday that Daniels would give the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address next week.
In a piece posted on The Weekly Standard, conservative columnist Bill Kristol imagined that Daniels would use the opportunity to test the presidential waters.
Here is what The Weekly Standard said: (if you visit the site, the piece is built as an EXCLUSIVE, and unless you actually read the piece, you might want to believe it. Sensationalism and irresponsible journalism at its best?)
This morning, the Republican leadership on the Hill announced that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would deliver the GOP response Tuesday night to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. An hour ago, a dark lady mysteriously appeared at our offices and dropped off an envelope before vanishing down the stairwell. We can’t vouch for the authenticity of the document the envelope contained, of course. But it appears to be a draft of a section—the final section, apparently—of Daniels’s speech text. On the first page of the section is typed, in capital letters, “DO NOT CIRCULATE WITH THE REST OF THE SPEECH DRAFT—THIS IS UNDER PERSONAL CONSIDERATION BY THE GOVERNOR.”
After reading the first part of the draft, here is the section that hints of a Daniels run:
Which raises the question: Is the current crop of Republican presidential candidates up to denying President Obama a second term? And would any of them be up to the necessary remodeling of our nation if they were to win? Unfortunately, lots of my fellow Republicans have doubts on both scores. A recent poll found that 7 out of 10 Republicans across the nation would like more options to choose from for president.
The candidates for the Republican nomination are my friends. I like and admire them. But I must say I’ve increasingly come to share the doubt that any of them would be likely to win, or would be likely to govern successfully.
So I want to announce tonight that I am open to reconsidering my decision not to seek the presidency in 2012. I have not wanted to run, for family reasons among others. I have hoped someone else would prove up to the task. But my family and I have now decided that country must come first. I am considering joining the race.
But I need to know if you want me to run. I only want to enter the race if you, the people, think I should. So here’s what I propose: None of the candidates currently running has received more than a total of 300,000 votes in the three contests so far. So here’s a test of my viability: If in the next few days I receive more than 300,000 emails, at http://mymanmitch.com/, asking me to run—then I will take that as a sign that, despite my previous reluctance, I should enter the contest.
If I run, I will be a reluctant candidate, in the sense that I did not plan on seeking this position. But let me assure you of this: if I do run, I will not run a reluctant campaign. I will run full out. I will compete in those primaries where I can still get on the ballot, I will go all out to win at the convention where the nomination will likely be decided, and I will take the fight to President Obama in the fall. If I run, I will run to win—because this country deserves leadership that will fundamentally remodel our government and restore our nation.
Thank you, good night, and God Bless America.
So why would the Standard publish this? If this were a parody or a fantasy or an opinion, why didn't they state that? Safe to say they got traffic from the post, but did they lose a little credibility today?
We think so.
The day started with Rick Santorum being certified as the winner of the Iowa Caucus.
Then Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race and tossed his support into the ring of New Gingrich.
Tonight the Final Four will debate on CNN.
But the biggest bombshell could be the interview that ABC News will run tonight at 11:35 EST with Marianne Gingrich, who is the former Speaker of the House's ex-wife.
In her most provocative comments, the ex-Mrs. Gingrich said Newt sought an "open marriage" arrangement so he could have a mistress and a wife.
She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.
"And I just stared at him and he said, 'Callista doesn't care what I do,'" Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. "He wanted an open marriage and I refused."
Marianne described her "shock" at Gingrich's behavior, including how she says she learned he conducted his affair with Callista "in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington."
"He always called me at night," she recalled, "and always ended with 'I love you.' Well, she was listening."
All this happened, she said, during the same time Gingrich condemned President Bill Clinton for his lack of moral leadership.
WE GOT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL LAST NIGHT AND WANTED TO SHARE IT.
THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER. IT HAS JUST STARTED.
Today was nuts, right?
Google launched a petition. Wikipedia voted to shut itself off. Senators' websites went down just from the sheer surge of voters trying to write them. NYC and SF geeks had protests that packed city blocks.
You made history today: nothing like this has ever happened before. Tech companies and users teamed up. Tens of millions of people who make the internet what it is joined together to defend their freedoms. The free network defended itself. Whatever you call it, the bottom line is clear: from today forward, it will be much harder to mess up the internet.
The really crazy part? We might even win.
Approaching Monday's crucial Senate vote there are now 35 Senators publicly opposing PIPA. Last week there were 5. And it just takes just 41 solid "no" votes to permanently stall PIPA (and SOPA) in the Senate. What seemed like miles away a few weeks ago is now within reach.
But don't trust predictions. The forces behind SOPA & PIPA (mostly movie companies) can make small changes to these bills until they know they have the votes to pass. Members of Congress know SOPA & PIPA are unpopular, but they don't understand why–so they're easily duped by superficial changes. The Senate returns next week, and the next few days are critical. Here are two things to think about:
1. Plan on calling your Senator every day next week. Pick up the phone each morning and call your Senators' offices, until they vote "no" on cloture. If your site participated today, consider running a "Call the Senate" link all next week.
2. Tomorrow, drop in at your Senators' district offices. We don't have a cool map widget to show you the offices nearest you (we're too exhausted! any takers?). So do it the old fashioned way: use Google, or the phonebook to find the address, and just walk in, say you oppose PIPA, and urge the Senator to vote "no" on cloture. These drop-in visits make our spectacular online protests more tangible and credible.
That's it for now. Be proud and stay on it!
–Holmes, Tiffiniy, and the whole Fight for the Future team.
P.S. Huge credit goes to participants in the 11/16 American Censorship Day protest: Mozilla, 4chan, BoingBoing, Tumblr, TGWTG, and thousands of others. That's what got this ball rolling! Reddit, both the community and the team behind it, you're amazing. And of course, thanks to the Wikimedians whose patient and inexorable pursuit of the right answer brought them to take world-changing action. Thanks to David S, David K, Cory D, and E Stark for bold action at critical times.
P.P.S. If you haven't already, show this video to as many people as you can. It works!
UPDATE 12:15 EST from Politico:
"This mission is greater than any one man," Perry said at a South Carolina press conference announcing the decision. Perry immediately endorsed Newt Gingrich, calling him "a conservative visionary who can transform our country."
While one Rick is winning this morning, another Rick is out. Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce this morning at 11 AM EST that he will no longer run for the Republican presidential campaign and will endorse Newt Gingrich. As reported by USA TODAY:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will end his campaign for the GOP nomination, USA TODAY has confirmed.
AP is reporting that Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich at an 11 a.m. ET news conference.
The Texas governor has been lagging in national and South Carolina polls, and has been battling with Gingrich and Rick Santorum for votes among social conservatives and evangelical voters.
A source with direct knowledge of Perry's decision to end his presidential campaign confirmed that news to USA TODAY. The source declined to be identified ahead of Perry's news conference.
Perry entered the race in August and was seen as the immediate front-runner, garnering 35% support in polls. His campaign will likely go down as one of the least successful in modern American politics, as he failed to craft a clear conservative message. Many of his gaffes became YouTube sensations and this page added its fair coverage of Perry, especially the following ones:
Hit, Mr. Mercury.
UPDATE 2:50 EST: CNN reported that Mitt Romney called Rick Santorum about the Iowa results. Santorum's campaign it was a concession, but Romney's camp would not confirm this.
Major news outlets are reporting this morning that GOP Rick Santorum has garnered more votes in the January 3 Iowa caucus than the previously declared winner Mitt Romney. Iowa officials have certified the vote and declared that Santorum won the caucus by 34 votes. Romney's camp immediately called the caucus result a "virtual tie" and political scientists have already weighed in, saying that the current result is insignificant.
In the meantime, a Santorum campaign staffer just said on CNN that the result was a "big win" for the former Pennsylvania senator.
Here are excerpts breaking news reports from USA Today:
The Iowa Republican Party this morning posted the certified results from the Jan. 3 vote, which were first reported by the Des Moines Register.
While Santorum is officially the winner, political observers say the loser could be the Iowa caucuses.
"This underscores the amateur and volunteer nature of the way the caucuses are run," said Dennis Goldford, a political scientist at Drake University in Des Moines.
"Amateur can be fine but amateurism is something else," he said in a telephone interview with USA TODAY. "The caucuses are bearing a weight that they were never designed to do. This does furnish additional ammunition to those who criticize the impact of the caucuses."
Steffen Schmidt, a political scientist at Iowa State University, said the caucuses are "mostly a media event.
"No delegates are selected," he told USA TODAY in an e-mail. "It's like a very extensive public opinion poll. Yet, we give it huge significance because it is the first event. The probability that Rick Santorum won and not Mitt Romney made no real difference because Romney was the untouchable front-runner in New Hampshire already."
Romney seemed braced for the news, issuing a news release this morning. "The results from Iowa caucus night revealed a virtual tie," he said.