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Geraldo Rivera calls Republicans 'a party of scolds' in Fox News interview
nj.com ^ | 2-5-13 | Brent Johnson

Posted on 02/05/2013 3:40:18 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

"The Republican Party nationally has drifted away from the party of business, the party of free enterprise, the party of 'Come on, use your native abilities to pick yourself up by your bootstraps,'" Rivera said on "Studio B with Shepard Smith."

"And we've become a party of scolds," he added. "The party of 'No, you can't have an abortion. No, if you're gay, you can't be married. No, if you're an immigrant, you can't possibly think you are going to get on line to become a citizen of the United States.'"

Snip.

"We've got to go back to the party of inclusion," Rivera said during the Shepard Smith interview. "The big-tent Republican Party where we say to the Democrats, 'Listen, we're not forfeiting the black vote to you just automatically, or the Latino vote, or the Asian vote.' Those are people who are among our strivers, who are energetic, vibrant. They want the best for themselves and their families."

"I want to reach out to all the people of the very diverse state of New Jersey," he said, "and say the Republican party is more than the cliche that you've been understanding and hearing lately."

Rivera also slammed what he called the "nativist" wing of the party for abandoning former President George W. Bush on immigration reform.

"They made the brown skin people and other immigrants the enemy, talking about machine guns on the border and self-deportation and concepts like that" Rivera said. Why would a Latino person want to vote for a Republican under those circumstances?"

Snip, Snat, Snout.

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1 posted on 02/05/2013 3:40:26 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Geraldo hears the truth and feels scolded.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 3:46:01 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"...you can't possibly think you are going to get on line to become a citizen of the United States.'"

Lines?
We don't need no steenking lines.
3 posted on 02/05/2013 3:46:01 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

And Jerry Rivers wants it to be a party of mewling sycophants begging for democrat crumbs. He’s just one more Uriah Heep “republican”.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 3:47:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Theres no reaching idiots like Geraldo. Just smile and wave.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 3:48:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

No you can’t have a slave. No you can’t make citizens slaves to the Socialist state. No...

Same Sex Marriage ain’t about equality. It’s about tearing down the institution of marriage, the patriarchy, religious traditions... The Leftists who started down this road in the 1960s were quite clear and specific about their goals with it.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 3:48:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I think he forgot “No, you can’t own a gun”, “No, you can’t drink that large soda”, “No, you can’t have Twinkies in your school lunches”, “No, you can’t smoke”, “No, you can’t buy your own health insurance”, “No, you didn’t build that!”..


7 posted on 02/05/2013 3:49:47 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SJSAMPLE

The Line is pretty doggone long already....US admits one million plus immigrants every year granting them “green cards” aka permanent residence visa. Then after 5 years the green card holders become eligible to apply for citizenship.

Those 11 million illegals can go back at the end of that line which is probably 6 to 7 years long waiting period already.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 3:53:19 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: cripplecreek

When did he become a Republican? He always seemed to be a far-left lib to me and I’m sure I heard him say he was a Libertarian not too many years ago. He’s no more a Republican than Bernie Sanders!


9 posted on 02/05/2013 4:00:53 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Aside from many other things this twit has done he gave away the troops position on live TV and never was held accountable for it in my opinion.

He is another scourge on the planet in my opinion.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 4:02:29 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Dear Republican Party in NJ:
No I won't vote for Geraldo Rivera.
11 posted on 02/05/2013 4:04:01 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

A BIG part of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’ is being told NO , You can’t have a FREE RIDE(Immigration along with the welfare perks that certainly will follow) and then dealing with it.

Living ain’t easy...and some will have it harder than others..


12 posted on 02/05/2013 4:05:38 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

An acquaintance of mine went to school with Jerry Rivers here, and told me that he didn’t become “Geraldo” until after he graduated, when he discovered that he could game the system better with a Spanish sounding name.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 4:05:44 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
NJ has wonderful Republicans .
14 posted on 02/05/2013 4:06:39 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: donna
Jerry Rivers can kiss my ass. He sucked 20-30 years ago and he still does. He's a pompous ass. Hey Jerry, tell us all again how many women you've bedded.

Scumball.

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 02/05/2013 4:12:06 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

16 posted on 02/05/2013 4:13:03 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Rivera should just come out of the closet and admit he’s a demo along with Powell. When he says Republicans think immigrants shouldn’t be allowed to become citizens he was speaking democrat because he conveniently failed to mention the word ILLEGAL.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 4:15:17 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: cripplecreek
He’s just one more Uriah Heep “republican”.

Stealin' when he should have been buyin'

18 posted on 02/05/2013 4:21:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Darren McCarty

LOL I was thinking of the Dickens character but the song works too.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 4:23:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Reminds me of another a$$hole called Barry...


20 posted on 02/05/2013 4:25:45 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: spawn44

You’re right.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 4:25:56 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
"They made the brown skin people and other immigrants the enemy, talking about machine guns on the border and self-deportation and concepts like that" Rivera said. Why would a Latino person want to vote for a Republican under those circumstances?"

Maybe because a Latino person is an American: and wants our sovereignty protected.- tom

22 posted on 02/05/2013 4:26:07 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: a fool in paradise

No don’t die. No death isn’t good. No theft isn’t right. No don’t abandon children.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 4:26:53 PM PST by Varda
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Or ride a bike without a helmet, or carry a Bible in school, or have a 3.5 gallon toilet...How dare we oppose killing babies, perversion, and lawbreakers!


24 posted on 02/05/2013 4:27:52 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: cripplecreek
I was thinking about Geraldo's book about the women he claimed he slept with along with the first line of that song.

Take me across the water 'cause I need some place to hide.
I done the rancher's daughter and I sure did hurt his pride.

25 posted on 02/05/2013 4:36:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: donna

Jerry Rivers IS both stupid and ignorant. Plus I think he is a pedophile and a closet dresser too.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 4:55:50 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Varda; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

We call fathers of unwanted chil’run DEADBEAT DADS when they refuse to pay child support for 18 years.

But a woman who KILLS her baby is “empowered”.

Same as how a woman who uses is a vibrator is “empowered” but a man who has sex with an inflatable doll is a loser.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 5:32:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

We have reason to scold as the liberals “force” things on us that are completely opposite of our religion. If they would leave us alone we would have no need to scold.


28 posted on 02/05/2013 5:37:26 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Varda

Somebody list all the nos that have been forced on the American people and slip it over to Jerry.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 5:42:42 PM PST by WVNan
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’m no fan of Geraldo but he is right.


30 posted on 02/05/2013 5:45:03 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Gerry is myopic.

His party says no to guns, no to keeping your estate when you die, no to religion (except Islam) in schools and science (NASA), no to choosing your own healthcare, no to choosing your own diet, no to 5 gallon toilets, no to 75watt lightbulbs, no to domestic oil production, no to...

Geraldo is a democrat lying whore.


31 posted on 02/06/2013 1:27:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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