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Pat Buchanan: Reagan White House saw Newt as ‘something of a political opportunist’
Yahoo ^ | 1/28/12 | Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller

Posted on 01/28/2012 4:58:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Over the last week, several people that worked in the Reagan administration have come forward and countered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s claim that he is a “Reagan Republican.” These people say Gingrich “wasn’t on board with a lot of what President Ronald Reagan tried to accomplish during his two terms.”

And although that claim has been disputed by other Reagan administration officials, former Reagan communications director Pat Buchanan told “The McLaughlin Group” this weekend that Gingrich wasn’t seen favorably by those in the administration.

“[I]n the Reagan White House, Newt Gingrich was considered quite frankly by a lot of folks to be something of a political opportunist and who was not trusted and who had played no role whatsoever,” Buchanan said. “He was a Rockefeller Republican in the great Goldwater-Rockefeller battle, where conservatism came of age.”

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Later Buchanan reiterated his criticisms of Gingrich, recalling his opposition to Reagan’s 1986 veto of a South African anti-Apartheid sanctions bill and about how Gingrich used it to score points against Reagan.

“I don’t think he has a core,” Buchanan said. “I don’t think he has a fundamental, ideological and political core. I think, look he moved, he was a Rockefeller Republican, he comes up — I remember meeting him in ’78 when he came to town, you know he is knocking Reagan. … Reagan believed that sanctions on South Africa would cripple the economy that the Africans would inherit. So it was a tough decision. Reagan vetoed it. And he scored points off us by you know voting for the sanctions and doing that. I don’t think he has an ideological core. I think he moves from one issue to another to another.”

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a political opportunist.. Haa.

Who isn't in DC?

1 posted on 01/28/2012 4:58:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I wondered how long before this f***nut came out of the woodwork to slam Newt.


2 posted on 01/28/2012 5:01:37 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: NormsRevenge
Newt is a rebel...he is an opportunist for the rebel forces who want to return to our conservative principles and the Constitution.

Go Newt! Seize this opportunity!

3 posted on 01/28/2012 5:02:12 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: NormsRevenge

Pat’s sister, Bay, is a big Romney supporter and a convert to Mormonism. They’re both nuts.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 5:02:13 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: GR_Jr.

It did not pleasure me to post it,, bandwidth for some is exceedingly cheap as is the shots they take..

The McLaughland Group .. They must be senile by now..


5 posted on 01/28/2012 5:03:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

25 years ago is a lifetime in politics.

Reagan was a democrat 25 years prior to him becoming president.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 5:04:25 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wanna be first:

“I never trusted Pat Buchanan ....he always seemed like a RINO to me.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 5:04:36 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another pissant heard from...


8 posted on 01/28/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

The Devil can quote scripture.

From this you KNOW the system really is scared of Newt.

Now they’re allllll Reagan experts, yup.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 5:05:57 PM PST by gaijin
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To: NormsRevenge

Well if it isn’t GAS BAG PAT!
GAS BAG, GAS BAG, GAS BAG PAT!


10 posted on 01/28/2012 5:06:21 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.


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11 posted on 01/28/2012 5:07:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gingrich has no core? Well, when it comes to the media, Newt does show some core values. He excoriates them at every opportunity.

And that may have been the reason for the really great showing Newt had in South Carolina. You notice that Newt had not had a similar opening in either of the Florida debates, and it puts him a little behind.

Still, in Florida, there was a sizable vote already cast BEFORE the debates that were held here. So the tally may be closer than anybody thinks.

Newt versus the media is his best showing yet.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 5:08:01 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Newt probably sees November as his big “opportunity” to pull America’s chestnuts out of the fire by getting rid of Barry for us. He’s right.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: A. Morgan

AMEN to that!

Go Newt Go!


14 posted on 01/28/2012 5:08:40 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yawn.

To the Romney-bots, keep it up. Pretty soon it'll be President Newt.
15 posted on 01/28/2012 5:10:08 PM PST by Shannon
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To: woofie
OK, since you want to go there...

Never thought of Pat Buchanan as a conservative; more of a populist who never met a Nazi he didn't like.

16 posted on 01/28/2012 5:10:36 PM PST by stormhill
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To: gaijin

Pat should know about the “Establishment GOP” turning on rebels. Back in 1996, when he won the Louisiana Caucus and The New Hampshire Primary and for a short while threatened Bob Dole’s inevitable nomination, the GOP Powers-That-Be trained all their firepower on Pat until he folded.

I know whereof I speak. I was part of the campaign team in Louisiana.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 5:10:36 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: NormsRevenge
Nancy Reagan: Ronnie Passed Conservative Torch to Newt

“The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive. I know that Ronnie believes they will succeed, and the American people support their efforts.”

(Nancy Reagan, Speaking at the 1995 Goldwater Institute Dinner)

18 posted on 01/28/2012 5:10:59 PM PST by show
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To: NormsRevenge
He is in Washington with the lobbyists and corruption, okay. He is part of the problem. Many people on our side caving in. It could be a little envy there that he is not back in the game.
19 posted on 01/28/2012 5:11:04 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: NormsRevenge

Et tu, Buchay?


20 posted on 01/28/2012 5:11:41 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SatinDoll

Now I understand the reference to Bay’s brother I read in the old gray ‘ho.

It went right past me at the time.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 5:12:07 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yea, I remember that very statement by Nancy Reagan when she so gracefully said “Ronnie gave the torch to Newt, that political opportunist”.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 5:14:33 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Without a doubt, singularly the worst smelling breath of any mortal on this planet. Yeah it is that bad. Found out in 2000 during a campaign stump-

aged another 14 years... that breath should be able to stop a charging rhino. (light bulb coming on) Let’s hope that breath of his does indeed stop a charging rino.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 5:14:59 PM PST by freepersup (Hi, I'm Michael Jablonski, and right about now my you know what is tighter than a tree's rings.)
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To: GR_Jr.
What--you don't like antisemitic Irish drunks trashing patriotic Americans? Whassamattawitchoo?
24 posted on 01/28/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge
This incredible; Republicans; cannot get to Media fast enough to dump on another Republican; and one; no matter what they say; did get the job done as he promised he would (Contract WITH America) when Speaker of the House. It is clear; that they have never forgiven him.

I am loathing all these Repub vermin; no better than a freaking, lying Leftie. None of them. . .

25 posted on 01/28/2012 5:15:36 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: woofie

Oh, you.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 5:15:49 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: GR_Jr.

I believe Pat is bored of attacking jews now.

This from the guy that considered Reagan and all of his foreign policy people....Neocons.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 5:15:59 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: woofie

Sorry. My last post to you was not clear: I was kidding you for even thinking such a thing! ;)


28 posted on 01/28/2012 5:17:23 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: alloysteel
Still, in Florida, there was a sizable vote already cast BEFORE the debates that were held here. So the tally may be closer than anybody thinks.

THat's what I keep thinking--the people of Florida saw the SC debates, just like the rest of us.

29 posted on 01/28/2012 5:17:43 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

What is Bain Capital if not opportunistic? But that is good but in other areas it is not?

If there is opportunity, take it —wouldn’t one be foolish not to— unless it was an totally unethical opportunity?

We can’t say ALL politics are unethical, can we, well, unless we are anarchist.

What is Buchannan and his sister if not political opportunist?

Bah...silly argument in my opinion. Envious reaching fools.

All my opinion of course...


30 posted on 01/28/2012 5:18:16 PM PST by Irenic
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To: svcw

I can hear him now..

‘’Wellll, Nancy.. You know where I would like to stick that torch? ‘’


31 posted on 01/28/2012 5:19:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: GR_Jr.

So what does that say about the other three?
Pat (Don’t forget me) Buchannnnal


32 posted on 01/28/2012 5:19:57 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: GR_Jr.

Nancy Reagan in her own words about “Ronnie” passing the torch to Newt at the 21:48 mark.

And then Newt goes on, in 1995 (when Romney was running as a Liberal) to hi-light Reagan’s accomplishment.

For these ELITES who get paid by msnbc, et al.. to diss Newt Gingrich ... says SHAME on them.

Ronald Reagan would vote for Newt in this election. This Newt and Nancy in 1995. Pat Buchanan needs to shut his lies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG01-G-Os2U

Cam someone slice out the pro-Newt comments from Nancy at the 21:40 mark. She calls Newt, the Distinguished Newt Gingrich.

Reagan would vote for Newt.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 5:20:19 PM PST by show
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To: freepersup
Reminds me of I Claudius when Senator Gallo said to Sejanus, captain of the Praetorian Guard:

You show how fragile is the fabric of civilization against a gust of really bad breath!

34 posted on 01/28/2012 5:21:06 PM PST by stormhill
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To: NormsRevenge

“Later Buchanan reiterated his criticisms of Gingrich, recalling his opposition to Reagan’s 1986 veto of a South African anti-Apartheid sanctions bill and about how Gingrich used it to score points against Reagan. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Anti-Apartheid_Act
“President Ronald Reagan vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress (by the Senate 78 to 21, the House by 313 to 83). “
Republicans had a majority in the Senate and even they wouldn’t uphold his veto.
There was more going on than just ‘scoring points’.
This was a very charged vote.


35 posted on 01/28/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that laughable? Especially rich coming from Pat Buchanan.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by Toespi
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To: NormsRevenge

Newt’s team needs to get this endorsement from Nancy Reagan in 1995, in favor on Newt in an ad.

Newt has been fighting for Conservatism and Tea Party issues for decades.

Nancy Reagan: Ronnie Passed Conservative Torch to Newt “The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and in turn Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive. I know that Ronnie believes they will succeed, and the American people support their efforts.” (Nancy Reagan, Speaking at the 1995 Goldwater Institute Dinner)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG01-G-Os2U

Fast forward to the 22 minute mark.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 5:23:35 PM PST by show
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To: abb

Didn’t he then resign from the GOP and become the I. P. nominee so as to pick up $millions? Facts are murky to me now.


38 posted on 01/28/2012 5:24:10 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: abb

Didn’t he then resign from the GOP and become the I. P. nominee so as to pick up $millions? Facts are murky to me now.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 5:24:17 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: NormsRevenge

Pat Buchanan is a Jew-hating racist. Odd to see the MSM citing him as an authority. Or maybe not.


40 posted on 01/28/2012 5:24:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Pat is a reactionary blowhard loser. So is his sister


41 posted on 01/28/2012 5:25:43 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: NormsRevenge

Speaking of core beliefs:

Is Free Trade good or bad, Pat?

Unions?

Israel?

I seem to remember a certain Buchanan leveling a few unwanted criticisms against Ronal Reagan who then ran for President a couple of times - and switched positions on a few key issues.


42 posted on 01/28/2012 5:26:57 PM PST by TitansAFC (Santorum backers: please follow Rick's example and give up on Florida - vote Newt there!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Brownie points to get his own show on FNC, I believe he just got censored on MSNBC.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 5:27:28 PM PST by BlueJ7
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To: stormhill

Guess Pat is supporting Ron Paul. . .


44 posted on 01/28/2012 5:28:01 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pat Buchanan can get bent. Pat you have provided nothing for the people of this land. You suck!


45 posted on 01/28/2012 5:31:30 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Christie at the beach

Maybe just bitter paybacks; as it appears is Dole’s back-handed endorsement of Newt. So Newt criticized Dole when Dems were attacking him as Candidate? Sad; but so were most REpubs; doing same; albeit, not to his face. After all; it WAS Dole’s turn. And what a ‘creaming’ it was and Newt was right.


46 posted on 01/28/2012 5:31:40 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: cricket
Next time Pat tries to sell himself off as a conservative, remember that he made common cause with Dr. Lenora Falani, a Marxist and erstwhile ally of Lyndon Larouche.

He's no more a conservative than I'm the statue of liberty.

47 posted on 01/28/2012 5:32:06 PM PST by stormhill
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To: NormsRevenge

I would not consider voting for Newt - in 1986. Not in 1996, either.

But this is 2012. He’s older, has nothing to lose, and a legacy to leave. I’d greatly prefer him to Obama or Mitt (or Bob Dole or John McCain or Jeb Bush or...)


48 posted on 01/28/2012 5:35:04 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: cricket

That’s what I was thinking.


49 posted on 01/28/2012 5:40:58 PM PST by FishinTX (kill terrorists, protect the border, punch hippies)
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To: Mr Rogers

Let’s give this guy a shot. The Status quo is killing us. The fact that the History Major from West Georgia College is tilting the apple cart is good enough for me.


50 posted on 01/28/2012 5:41:17 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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