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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

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To: bert

Being called an opportunist by Buchanan is like being called ugly by a frog.


51 posted on 01/28/2012 5:44:47 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: SatinDoll

I’m surprised that Pat seems to be leaning towards Romney. Rockefeller RINOs like Romney seem to represent the very thing Pat has fought against within the GOP for the last 20 years. It just doesn’t make any sense.


52 posted on 01/28/2012 5:46:30 PM PST by MachIV
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To: eyedigress

Anyone who ties Bob Dole’s panties in a knot is OK by me. I want a candidate who will make Mitch McConnell act like a vampire who has had holy water tossed on him...


53 posted on 01/28/2012 5:51:08 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: NormsRevenge

Really? I’m shocked. And no national level politician is an opportunist? Or news commentator?


54 posted on 01/28/2012 5:52:19 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: NormsRevenge

OMG Norm I by chance turn into McLangian group OMGGG they are senile I was channel surfing on Friday night Supernatural was Rerun I was bored


55 posted on 01/28/2012 5:52:23 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: MachIV

I think Pat leans towards his buddy Ron Paul, not Romney


56 posted on 01/28/2012 5:56:43 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pat who?


57 posted on 01/28/2012 5:59:59 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Mr Rogers

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...)
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This time was meant for Gingrich, in my thinking. The stars have aligned. Something like that anyhow...


58 posted on 01/28/2012 6:03:32 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Mr Rogers

The old school is capable of being replaced. I don’t have much better with Alexander in TN. We may share the same area but coddling to Marxism isn’t my idea of bi-partisanship.


59 posted on 01/28/2012 6:07:06 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

>>The fact that the History Major from West Georgia College is tilting the apple cart

That’s a big part of the problem, according to the GOP-E.

They will never come out and say it (to do so would be a sign of poor breeding), but the bien pensant writers at NRO, Coulter, and other Newt critics like Romneys “pedigree”, but not Newt’s.


60 posted on 01/28/2012 6:08:57 PM PST by oblomov
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To: freepersup

That was an intelligent post. Not.


61 posted on 01/28/2012 6:09:30 PM PST by gswilder
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To: gswilder

How’s this one? I’ve been carrying around the pain of that day for 14 long years.


62 posted on 01/28/2012 6:14:09 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: oblomov

He is calling them out. The man is on his game and Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Occidental, or whatever has no answer. Hell, I relish debate from the idiots fresh out of school. They cannot deal with facts.


63 posted on 01/28/2012 6:16:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: stormhill

That’s rich. Thanks for the brief history lesson(s) too, as I went digging with a search engine for clarification, to no avail! ha!


64 posted on 01/28/2012 6:24:30 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: eyedigress

Buchanan disappoints me. I always had alot of respect for him, but not now. He was on Catholic TV the other day praising Newt and said the average voter can identify with him and has a hard time identifying with Willard. Guess Willard has offered Pat a job. I thought he was a better man that this. Guess he didn’t want to go against his crazy ass sister who thought belonging to a cult started by Joe Smith was better than being a Catholic, started by Christ. Bythe way Pat Buchanan endorsed Ron Paul in 2008. So that’s really all you need to know about anti-war Pat.


65 posted on 01/28/2012 6:28:28 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: freepersup

So as not to be confused by anyone as to whom I was referring to as a rino in post #23...

GO NEWT!!!


66 posted on 01/28/2012 6:45:47 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: NormsRevenge

Here is the facts. Leaving Gingriches personal life aside, which he himself has said has been a disaster in the past, Gingrich was the one at the very tip of the spear and brought a conservative landslide into power in the mid 90s. He then forced the POTUS at that time to accept welfare reform-(which later congresses ripped apart) and Gingrich was at the tip of the spear to submit and balance budgets which resulted in huge economic growth. Then after Lindsey Graham and a few others lead the mutiny against him, they managed to get him removed from office and put in another establishment speaker who promptly went to work lining the pockets of every interest group in DC.
The result is that after Gingrich was hoisted from office, and under GW Bush, the elites spent like drunken sailors to line their personal pockets and it really skyrocketed when the democrats took power back over in the 06 election. In short, after Gingrich, the GOP establishment lost everything that was gained under a Gingrich speakership and managed to squander both houses, losing them back to the democrats. All because of their elite establishment mentality.
Gingrich managed to do what Ronald Reagan did not do. He balanced the budget, got a conservative majority in congress, and managed to get reforms passed. Imagine what could have been if Gingrich was speaker under Ronald Reagan. We would have not had Bob Dole rolling over to the democrats when the first balanced budget amendment came to the floor and maybe, just maybe, we would have never had to suffer this crap that we have the last few years.

If Gingrich looses the nomination, he should run as a third candidate. Screw em..ALL OF THEM!


67 posted on 01/28/2012 6:47:45 PM PST by crz
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To: RoosterRedux

I was never a big Newt fan, and you can call him whatever you want, but - like Mark Levin said, Newt did more for conservatism during the 80’s-90’s than anyone with the exception of Ronald Reagan - and.... he actually achieved RESULTS!


68 posted on 01/28/2012 6:51:20 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: NormsRevenge

And we are to be wanting and appreciating an opinion on Newt from Pat Buchanan, because???

Oh, that’s right, we don’t need or care about his opinion.

I remember Buchanan best for the many alliances of convenience he made with anybody, no matter their politics, if they’s add themselves and their crew to his third party organization, the organization he revived from the carcas of Ross Perot’s movement.

Talk about “oportunist”!!!!!

The entire operation was a politcial self-employment scam where Pat’s third party organization kept his food and logging and travel and expenses paid on his 365 day continual Presidential campaign, for a number of years, even when it wasn’t a presidential election year. He never at any time polled anyhwre near striking distance, but that didn’t matter, it kept him “working”, it provided the financial means to keep his face in the public eye. It didn’t hurt either that another large recipient of the organization’s coffers was Pat’s sister, hired to manage his perpretual campaigning. For both Pat and his sister, not a bad “oportunistic” job when you can get it, no?

So again, Newt is the victim of another GOP “pot calling the kettle black”.


69 posted on 01/28/2012 6:51:50 PM PST by Wuli
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To: NormsRevenge

Talk about opportunist, PB ran for President with a communist in a scheme to snatch campaign funds!


70 posted on 01/28/2012 6:52:37 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: GR_Jr.

He may be right. Newt may not have a “core”. As I remember him and Nancy on the sofa and his support for the wrong candidate in NY’s 23rd.....

With that said, Pat, no matter what you say the GOP elite nor msnbc will take you back.


71 posted on 01/28/2012 6:57:32 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: eyedigress

I agree. This election has a subtext of social class, more so than any election since 1960.

The class divisions in the US have become much more ossified since then. JFK and his brothers had a common touch despite their family wealth; the Kennedys never quite fit into the Boston Brahmin set because of their Catholicism and the fact that they were only one generation into money.

The new upper class doesn’t set these sort of obstacles for entry, mainly because so much economic growth and opportunity is outside the US, and the old social distinctions have ceased being relevant.

Obama and Romney were accepted into it because they had the right social capital, and the money to back them. And of course they make sure to repay other members of their class.

What is also different is that the new upper class portrays itself as a meritocracy. Romney talks about starting as an entry-level consultant at Bain, but what he doesn’t say is that his father’s connections got him the job and helped him get the client engagements that would secure him a partnership there in just a few years. Obama portrays himself as an outsider, but his astonishingly connected benefactors were behind him from an early age.

Gone are the days when class was independent of money, and John Cheever and J.P. Marquand could write poignant stories of the sons of upper class patriarchs fallen on hard times.

Gingrich and Santorum (but Gingrich especially) do not have the right social currency. The new upper class likes to see itself as a post-ideological and transnational elite. Talking about the imperatives of the Constitution or the Bible is ridiculous to the new upper class, but they will not come out and say that they think so. They are merely human, so their true beliefs slip out despite their best intentions.


72 posted on 01/28/2012 7:05:28 PM PST by oblomov
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To: NormsRevenge

I put Romney in the same boat with Gerald Ford. Never elected vice president and never elected president. Yet people praise him as though he was one of the greatest presidents in history. All I remember about him is “Adjust your thermostats” and “Get a W.I.N. button.” (W.I.N.=Whip inflation now)


73 posted on 01/28/2012 7:06:05 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, whatever.

Newt ain’t perfect but he’s the best we’ve got in this race.


74 posted on 01/28/2012 7:38:26 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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Click


Repeal ObamaCare. Repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley.
Reform the federal bureaucracy drastically reducing government and regulations.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

75 posted on 01/28/2012 7:57:32 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Et Tu Pat Buchanon.

hey Pat go up yours.


76 posted on 01/28/2012 8:13:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jonty30

“25 years ago is a lifetime in politics.
Reagan was a democrat 25 years prior to him becoming president.”

True on both counts. However, When RR was a Dem, it was a far cry from today’s stinkers known as Democrats.

Still, I think Newt should be considered for who and what he is today and the liklihood he may have the cajones to lead us out of this mess we’re in.


77 posted on 01/28/2012 8:24:26 PM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: freepersup
That’s rich. Thanks for the brief history lesson(s) too, as I went digging with a search engine for clarification, to no avail! ha!

You desperately need to sharpen your search skills.
A little hint: not history but a Robert Graves novel

78 posted on 01/28/2012 8:24:43 PM PST by stormhill
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To: MichaelCorleone

Yes, back them, the Dems actually represented blue collar working men.

Also yes, electing Newt, and many Tea-party congress people, would send a strong note to the establishment.


79 posted on 01/28/2012 8:29:11 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: stormhill

>>> You desperately need to sharpen your search skills.
A little hint: not history but a Robert Graves novel <<<

Ha! I first read about a BBC show titled Claudius from the 70’s. Next was an article on Claudius (lots of executions) and how he met his fate via poisoning, then off to learning about Sejanus the leader of the Praetorian Guards (even more executions,) and then a dead end with Senator Gallo. Nice to learn about a Sen. from New England named Gallo, though, so all in all it wasn’t a total loss.

The “really bad breath” quote did stymy me and I must admit defeat.

I might have been trying to hard to decypher the quote in a literal context.

Ya’ takes your chances...


80 posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:39 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: NormsRevenge

I’m glad Newt looked the opportunity to lead
Republicans to win the House for the first time in more than 40 years.


81 posted on 01/28/2012 9:17:03 PM PST by carola
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

That was in the 2000 campaign, IIRC.


82 posted on 01/29/2012 1:45:02 AM 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

et tu, Pat?


83 posted on 01/29/2012 2:02:35 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: NormsRevenge

That describes every politician.

Newt cooperated with the oppo party more than any Speaker ever, co-sponsoring more bills that any such duo. He did spend a lot of time on her couch, of course.

I still don’t know if he supports the individual mandate or not, he did say he likes about 300 pages of ObamaCare.
He did basically approve of amnesty during this campaign.

Everything a politician does is ‘political opportunism’. I guess except the ones who never flip flop.


84 posted on 01/29/2012 3:39:12 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NormsRevenge
Paul Weyric would disagree.

He thought Newt would be as great president.

Paul Weyrich Warns Conservatives on Romney and Endorses Gingrich From the Grave (this is a Free Republic Post)

Yes the same Paul Weyrich that founded the Heritage Foundation and the Free Congress Foundation, two of the most influential think tanks in the conservative movement. Weyrich co-founded the Moral Majority and coined the phrase.


85 posted on 01/29/2012 3:49:28 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: Jim Robinson; moder_ator

Jim, do you have a rogue moderator?

This was posted yesterday on 1/28/12 @ 16:58:46, but it was moved to the top of the list for Front Page news today just a few moments ago. Why would a moderator re-post a story very critical of Newt by a Romney supporter to the top of Front Page?

Just asking is all.


86 posted on 01/29/2012 3:54:47 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: OneVike

fixed it.


87 posted on 01/29/2012 4:01:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Your the best,

:>)


88 posted on 01/29/2012 4:03:08 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: NormsRevenge

I will bet if this were favorable to Gingrich it would be in front page breaking news; its not so it is bloggerland.Putting up only the Good Gingrich articles does not make it all go away.I can’t stand Romney but denial will get no one nowhere.


89 posted on 01/29/2012 7:37:07 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

A sign of the times? lol

I posted it as a straight up ‘propaganda’ piece.

I see it eventually got re-routed and re-tagged .. wasn’t by my request..


90 posted on 01/30/2012 9:25:16 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
I don’t think he has an ideological core. I think he moves from one issue to another to another.”

I've been saying that since he drank the green kool aid and got caught on the couch with Pelosi.

91 posted on 01/30/2012 12:56:03 PM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.


92 posted on 01/31/2012 7:27:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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