DNC Anti-Gingrich Ad Backfires!

Political Backfire of the Year?

I am sure that Newt Gingrich is laughing, wherever he may be.  The Democrat National Committee has just released an anti-Gingrich ad that Newt should have to count as an “independent expenditure” under FEC rules.  The ad starts out with the premise that Newt is the “Original Tea Partier,” and goes on to highlight how he wanted to reform Medicare, or even replace it by giving senior citizens a better choice, and then on to his proposals for slashing capital gains taxes and corporate income taxes.  The ad is clearly aimed at rallying the Democrats’ base, but it’s having a different effect.  Call it the “unintended consequences.”  Instead of hurting Gingrich, this ad is actually helping him, not necessarily with Democrats, the intended audience, but with Tea Party folk.

You can watch the ad for yourself:

This ad, rather than hurting Gingrich, may actually help him among independents and Tea Party folk, as well as conservatives who worry that the former speaker is too progressive for their tastes.  It actually highlights some of Gingrich’s more conservative positions over time, and certainly his current economic proposals.  In spite of what Democrats had hoped in putting this ad out there, they may have actually succeeded in giving Gingrich a boost after a debate in which his fellow Republicans tried to undermine his conservative credentials.  You can bet Mitt Romney won’t like this ad, because it succeeds in making the case to those from whom Romney must win support.

How long do you suppose it will be before the DNC announces they meant to do this, since, they will tell us, they’d rather face Gingrich in 2012?

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19 Responses to DNC Anti-Gingrich Ad Backfires!

  1. Hank says:

    After listening to the clip one can't help but agree that it points out all the positive aspects of Newt Gingrich's platform. His remarks, speeches, and responses to questions are short, sweet and to the point. No candy coatings and "say what the present audience wants to hear" to gain favor.
    I look forward to his appearance on Donald Trump's debate.

  2. Donna H says:

    Actualyl, they are hoping that Newt wins, because, either way, they win. Even if Newt wins, we will have the same policies in place. With Newt, the American people lose either way: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=3

    • eyetooth tom says:

      Basically…we be fooled again. Since Ike at least. In the know folks been planning the third way, wave a long long while. Said "in the know folks" instead of the regular "they." Rom or Gin on the rocks, you got it, same ole same ole from plans past. Better make better pick. Need more than luck.

    • michelle says:

      I disagree entirely with you. IMHO if a Republican wins this election, ANY candidate is going to see this as an opportunity to possibily be one of the greatest presidents in history – if they play their cards right! Newt has the ability, brains and experience to pull this great country back from the trashcan in which we are now headed. No one can think on their feet as fast as him who ran for President in recent history. He is not so stupid as to want to go down in the books as the pres that took us all the way into the drink. This is a splendid opportunity for a truly conservative agenda to show the country what "right" really means!

  3. Robin says:

    Let me get this straight, the DNC are campaigning FOR Newt? Wow!

  4. Nagla says:

    I'm an Arab girl went to Newt page on facebook to try to discuss with people there thats very insulting to us to call palestine are invented people then his admin blocked me… is it his way to deal with people who is againest him,… is it his knowledge about demecrasy ….

    • eyetooth tom says:

      According to Raymond Ibrahim…are you "da'wa" or "wala"?Discourse is appreciated. Running to and from communication is expected. Smiling of course. You get the point.

    • michelle says:

      It IS invented! Just like many races came together and became invented. What makes a race? Language? Religion? Color? DNA? Location? When I read about ancient history, I see the Turks, Serbs, Greeks, Romans, all coming together and mixed up. Same with Arab – whether you are from the Gulf or North Africa, you're all mixed up with them kiddo.

  5. eyetooth tom says:

    According to Ibrahim that is "wala' ." Don't want to misspell…wooley bully!

  6. gramifran says:

    Mark , I see you still attract very politically savvy commentors.

  7. I wager this was intentional and that the Dems are trying to help Gingrich win.

  8. uheardme says:

    Maybe, just maybe, could it be that the Dem Elites that put this ad together really DO believe Newt's the one who's Out of Touch? I mean have you heard Harry Reid lately? Here is his statement:

    “Millionaire job creators are like unicorns. They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist… Only a tiny fraction of people making more than a million dollars, probably less than 1 percent, are small business owners. And only a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction are traditional job creators…Most of these businesses are hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers. They don’t do much hiring and they don’t need tax breaks.”

    Fact checking by Forbes found that: Millionaire tax filers earn almost a quarter trillion dollars from their businesses. They must hire hundreds of thousands of employees to do so.

    There are a trivial number of millionaire hedge-fund managers and wealthy lawyers (who, according to Harry, do not hire anyone and don’t need tax breaks). The millionaire tax surcharge is not aimed at them, but at the tens of thousands of millionaire business owners.

    Why would Harry Reid tell such whoppers, which are so easily disproved?

    Reid, in his clumsy way, is trying to portray Republicans as the party of dishonest millionaires, who have not earned their wealth, have not created jobs, detract rather than create value, and refuse to pay their fair share. Such class warfare will be the anchor of the Democrat election playbook.

    Worse yet would be if Sen. Reid actually believed HIS OWN whoppers.