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Gingrich Now Owns This Deal
SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | 11 AUGUST 2010 | QUIN HILLYER

Posted on 08/11/2010 4:14:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

With Karen Handel conceding to Nathan Deal in the race for governor in Georgia, Newt Gingrich's possible presidential campaign should not hang in the balance. There is no way, none whatsoever, that Deal would have beaten Handel if home-state icon Gingrich had not weighed in so heavily for him. He barely squeaked past Ms. Handel. But Mr. Deal has a pending federal investigation against him. If this investigation finds Deal to have seriously erred, and it costs Georgia Republicans the governorship, it is Gingrich who should get the blame. Gingrich already has insulted conservatives not just by endorsing DeDe Scozzafava over Doug Hoffman in New York last year, but actually criticizing Hoffman supporters in harsh and disparaging terms. Now he carries the ethically-challenged Deal across the finish line. This is his Deal now. One can only hope that the charges against Deal have no merit. But Democrats reportedly are licking their chops. They thought Deal was a weaker candidate in the general election than Handel. IF they prove right, Gingrich should not be allowed to live it down. When are Washington GOPers going to stop their sickening mutual back-scratching and letting the local Republican voters make decisions on their own?

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: deal; gingrich; handel; nathandeal
Someone explain to me how Palin's the loser when Newt's guy barely registered over 50% and won by mere fractions of a percent?
1 posted on 08/11/2010 4:14:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Darn, I would hate to be considered the Fat Salamander’s candidate.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 4:16:20 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Deal won because he had better organization and got out the vote in his home district. Nothing more.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 4:16:50 PM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: Palter

>>Deal won because he had better organization and got out the vote in his home district. Nothing more.<<

I strongly disagree. It is always a combination of factors. e.g. If he were Hitler reincarnate, that would not have been enough. Likewise, if she were Reagan reincarnate it would not have been enough.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 4:19:47 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It went to whoever had the most votes.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 4:21:02 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Can we stop this nonsense and get a real statesman to run for President? Really tired of all these political jousters, how about an actual Statesman?


6 posted on 08/11/2010 4:22:04 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Nuck Fewt!


7 posted on 08/11/2010 4:23:21 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: indylindy
It went to whoever had the most votes.

One of the difference between Republicans running against each other in a primary, and Republicans having to run against Democrats in a general.

8 posted on 08/11/2010 4:23:50 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Palter

Deal won because he was the better candidate. I voted for Deal because of his character, not for who endorsed him.

I asked my wife who she was going to vote for and her default answer was for Sarah’s girl. I then asked why. She had not answer.

We then spoke about the candidates at little more deeply. I love my wife!

Deal won because he had better organization and got out the vote in his home district. Nothing more.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 4:24:57 PM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: ansel12

Very true. Of course democrats can produce more votes from opening the trunk of their car.

Either way they win and we let them.

sad


10 posted on 08/11/2010 4:29:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Deagle
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11 posted on 08/11/2010 4:30:32 PM PDT by golux
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Another consideration was the perception, rightly or wrongly, that Handel was the Atlanta big city candidate, and Deal the candidate for the rest of Ga(country folks).

In the runoff, I was contacted by many Deal supporters(NRA, etc) and not one Handel supporter.

It just seemed that Deal had the better organization/get out the vote operation, came from behind and won.

I think records, debates, etc had more to do with it than endorsements. The challenge now will be to work together to defeat Barnes.

Just my 2 cents, YMMV


12 posted on 08/11/2010 4:31:25 PM PDT by oldm60grunt
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Palin will come out of this one looking good if Deal gets indicted. I would bet money on the Dems playing an “October surprise”, a Deal indictment, on Georgia voters. After her Alaskan career fighting corruption, there is no way she would have ever endorsed Deal.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 4:31:29 PM PDT by Padams
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Call from 1994 for Mr. Gingrich. Please answer the yellow phone to return home.


14 posted on 08/11/2010 4:34:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: mnehring

Or the the candidate of the failed gastric bypass guy who fails at most humor.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 4:36:17 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Republican candidates always have to be squeaky clean, no taint of scandal whatsoever. If you kicked the cat sometime, someone, somewhere will find out and put it on the front page.

Here in NM, the Republican Hispanic candidate for governor bought some office supplies back in 2003-2005 from one of her employees. That was before current state purchasing rules prohibited it and audits cleared her of any violations. However that doesn’t stop the local ABQ Urinal from splashing it above the fold in last Sunday’s newspaper. Compared to the corruption ridden Richardson regime, she IS squeaky clean but this is touted as a black mark against her.

Same with Sarah Palin; the left media tries to dig up dirt anyway they can and chose the route of filing nuisance ethics charges against her when governor. It got to the point that as governor she was spending all her time fighting them and on top of that she had to defend them with her own money which with $500,000 in lawyer fees finally led to her resigning from office before the family was bankrupted.

So if Deal is seriously tainted, he needs to step aside for the good of the party. If not and Republicans loose in November because of this, they once again deserve the label the “stupid party.”


16 posted on 08/11/2010 4:40:51 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama's NINJA voters: No income, no job, no assets.)
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To: Padams

Deal needs to tell the world to put up or shut up.

Just telling the justice system still makes him look tainted.

Grow a pair and tell Georgia that you are going to be the next governor and this is what he will do for us.

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Palin will come out of this one looking good if Deal gets indicted. I would bet money on the Dems playing an “October surprise”, a Deal indictment, on Georgia voters. After her Alaskan career fighting corruption, there is no way she would have ever endorsed Deal.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 4:42:34 PM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: Padams

Deal needs to tell the world to put up or shut up.

Just telling the justice system still makes him look tainted.

Grow a pair and tell Georgia that you are going to be the next governor and this is what he will do for us.

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Palin will come out of this one looking good if Deal gets indicted. I would bet money on the Dems playing an “October surprise”, a Deal indictment, on Georgia voters. After her Alaskan career fighting corruption, there is no way she would have ever endorsed Deal.


18 posted on 08/11/2010 4:42:38 PM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: Dacula

Sorry for the double post. I wanted to be sure i got my point across. Okay I double clicked.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 4:43:49 PM PDT by Dacula (So long and thanks for all fish.)
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To: Padams
Palin will come out of this one looking good if Deal gets indicted.

If he gets indicted he will spend the remaining days before the election defending himself. He may be counting on a backlash, but I'm sure that won't overcome the distaste voters will have. He will need to go before then. And Gingrich (and the Huckster) need to go and stay home.

20 posted on 08/11/2010 4:45:27 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama's NINJA voters: No income, no job, no assets.)
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To: golux

Heh, yes, I’m out of date, but so is Gingrich.


21 posted on 08/11/2010 4:54:23 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Padams

“Palin will come out of this one looking good if Deal gets indicted.”

I am concerned about possible Federal actions and that is perhaps why Palin supported Handel. Hope there is no smoke to the potential fire of corruption in the Deal camp.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 5:24:17 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

My fear is that the fed investigation into Deal will bear fruit (surprise!) right before the election.

Half of Georgia voters are Dem moochers who are always whining for govt to give them something — perpetually posed with their hand held out.

I can’t make sense out of the other half. I guess they prefer Hucksterish, Gingrichian career politicians who won’t change a single thing, other than to work on getting re-elected and padding their political nest.

Handel didn’t lose, she dang near *tied*. But, I’m afraid Georgia Republicans will have lost the most, once all is said and done. Especially if Deal’s investigation results in Barnes winning the general election. Just... crud.


23 posted on 08/11/2010 6:31:56 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If Deal is done is by this federal investigation I have the perfect solution.

Governor Hermain Cain!

24 posted on 08/11/2010 7:45:36 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (NYC to Jihadist: WE SURRENDER!)
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To: sauropod

Sauropod! I have been thinking about you the past couple days, and all the DC FReepers, wondering how you’ve been and this is the post I find? You need to wash your mouth out with soap :-)


25 posted on 08/11/2010 7:51:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I think Neal Boortz helped push Deal over the top with his commments last week on his radio show. It was concerning Roy Barnes and the teacher’s union. Handle can’t beat Roy Barnes!


26 posted on 08/11/2010 8:15:35 PM PDT by jb257mag
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The thing that disturbs me most about Speaker Newt Gingrich is not what he is saying today, I think that’s great, it’s that he’s waited so long to say it.

What I mean is that when he was completely out of power, he was making nice with Hillary Clinton and that NY loser and other things that weren’t Republican or conservative. Now, when he’s clearly running for president, and he smells which way the wind is blowing, he’s set his sails to be a part of it.

In other words, Newt isn’t a leader, he’s a follower. What would keep him from changing course if he was president?

On the other hand, Governor Sarah Palin and a few other Republican leaders, none of whom are running for president such as Representatives Steve King and Michelle Bachmann, are clearly leaders who can be trusted to “keep the faith” regardless of which way the political winds are blowing. They’re very tough people. Palin, King and Bachmann alone have all proven to be far tougher and far smarter than Sh*t-For-Brains.

I love the fact that Gov. Palin is making Mr. Obama look like the fool he is right now and has consistently been doing it since the 2008 election runup. There are, maybe, 5 or 6 Republicans who can be characterized that way and they don’t include “No Cojones” Boehner, Milquetoast McConnell, McTraitor the RINO Bob Dole clone, Linseed Grahamnesty, Myth Romney, Huck Finn, Gingrich or Pawlenty.

When the GOP takes over the house and the senate, WE must put enormous pressure on them to follow the principles in and letter of the law of the Constitution or they’ll be seduced by the D.C. fog too.

IMO, after they impeach Obama and issue arrest warrants for the czars (to start), they MUST pass a law mandating that any new law have both a sunset provision AND MUST conform to and be supported by the exact wording in the Constitution or it cannot be made into law.

They must impeach at least two Supreme Court Justices, maybe three, and dozens of Federal Circuit Court Judges for treason.

Then we’ll talk about term limits for congressmen and senators. After that, there should be a review of ALL presidential findings and executive orders nullifying all those findings and orders that do not conform to the Constitution precisely or put the country at risk or destroy our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. Start with the never ending EO that we are in a constant “state of emergency” giving the president virtually unlimited powers to act as a dictator.

I also like the idea of limiting the budget of the government to 5% of the GDP, exclusive of the military, border protection services and the collection of excise taxes. By limiting the budget to 5% of GDP, it is an incentive for the government to increase business income, not decrease it and build up the parasitic federal government. Eliminate the income tax as well as the Department of Education which is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, and HUD whose job it is to enslave everyone.

There is a sh*tload of cleanup to be done and IMO, nobody but Governor Sarah Palin has the stones and the intellegence or the record of success to do it. I’d like to see someone like John Bolton, Haley Barbour or Bobby Jindahl to be her VP.


27 posted on 08/15/2010 9:56:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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