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Newt Gingrich Defends His Alliance With Hillary Clinton - (making deals with the devil?)
GOPUSA.COM ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | SUSAN JONES

Posted on 06/07/2005 1:44:09 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up at a May 11 press conference with one goal in mind -- to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill.

Gringrich told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that the bill's sponsors (Reps. Patrick Kennedy, a R.I. Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican) said if he and Sen. Clinton appeared together at the press conference, they'd get a lot more publicity for the bill they both support.

As for the suggestion that Sen. Clinton is using Gingrich to show that she can work with conservatives, Gingrich said, "If Hillary Clinton is willing to support a good, practical, common-sense [bill], than we should take her support."

He said Sen. Clinton's voting record will show the world where she stands on other issues of concern.

Gingrich described Sen. Clinton as liberal, but "more practical" than Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

Dean has upset some of his fellow Democrats with his recent attacks on Republicans. Over the weekend, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) both distanced themselves from the remarks Dean made at a "Take Back America" conference.

Among other things, Dean told the gathering of Democrats last week that Republicans have time to wait in line to vote "because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives."

Edwards was quoted over the weekend as saying that Dean "is not the spokesman for the party," and Biden told ABC's "This Week" that Dean "doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric, and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats."

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman told NBC's "Meet the Press," ''I'm not sure the best way to win support in the red states is to insult the folks who live there. I think that a better approach might be to talk about the issues you're for."

On Monday, Gingrich told O'Reilly he thinks Dean has made a mistake with his "vicious" attacks: "I don't think the country wants a Democratic National Chairman who can do nothing but be negative for four solid years."

Gingrich commented that Democrats are good at telling everything they're against, but, "Can they tell us anything that is positive?"

Gingrich noted that adopting a positive image helped Republicans take back the House of Representatives in the 1994 midterm elections.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bills; cooperation; deals; healthcare; hillaryclinton; legislation; newtgingrich; partnership; political; support
"Gingrich described Sen. Clinton as liberal, but "more practical" than Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean."

1 posted on 06/07/2005 1:44:10 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

Anyone see Ali G's interview with Newt???


2 posted on 06/07/2005 1:44:31 PM PDT by RushCrush (Never give in! Never, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small.)
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To: CHARLITE
Gingrich described Sen. Clinton as liberal, but "more practical" than Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

Gingrich made the same mistake with Bill Clinton, and was instrumental in providing him with the momentum necessary to get re-elected in '96.

3 posted on 06/07/2005 1:46:29 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: CHARLITE

Wake up Newt. The left hates your guts whether you're nice to Hitlery or not and the right thinks you're a fool for chumming with her. I'm not sure what he hopes to accomplish but publicity.


4 posted on 06/07/2005 1:49:09 PM PDT by Reagan is King (Never go to a gun fight with a handgun that uses ammo that doesn't start with a "4")
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To: CHARLITE

Neutered Newt engenders nothing but disgust.


5 posted on 06/07/2005 1:49:24 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: CHARLITE
Newt's still here?

I thought he'd left.

You may go now, Newt, never to return.

7 posted on 06/07/2005 1:53:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: r9etb

"Gingrich made the same mistake with Bill Clinton, and was instrumental in providing him with the momentum necessary to get re-elected in '96."

In an e-mail entitled, "Missing Bill Clinton":

The Clinton revised judicial oath: "I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know." 

Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America's shelves this week with "Clinton Soup," in honor of one of the nations' most distinguished men. It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water.


8 posted on 06/07/2005 1:54:07 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: All

Gingrich must be desperate. What can he hope for for from an alliance with the Hildebeest?


9 posted on 06/07/2005 1:55:21 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: blueblazes

Damian Thorne?


10 posted on 06/07/2005 2:00:01 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: CHARLITE

I always thought Newt was a pretty sharp fellow. Now: I guess not.


11 posted on 06/07/2005 2:00:24 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Reagan is King
Wake up Newt. The left hates your guts whether you're nice to Hitlery or not and the right thinks you're a fool for chumming with her. I'm not sure what he hopes to accomplish but publicity

He's just part of this elitist "Two-Party Cartel". Newt is yesterdays news but the cartel can manipulate him to be a usefull idiot to their causes. Sad part is he had a chance to be "somebody" but he sold himself & America out with another woman.

12 posted on 06/07/2005 2:01:38 PM PDT by Digger
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To: sheik yerbouty

heh heh. I like it. Damien, put down that voodoo doll and come to Mama. bwaahhhhhaaaahhhaaahaaaaa


13 posted on 06/07/2005 2:02:24 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: r9etb

Once burnt - twice shy . . . hopefully.


14 posted on 06/07/2005 2:04:15 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: CHARLITE
I don't understand why he picked this issue. Bush has been pushing it for years. Has a EMR Czar with goals and bureaucracy in place. Why don't Newt and Hill think up their own idea to push.

to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill.

15 posted on 06/07/2005 2:07:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: RushCrush

Yeah, I think Newt cut him off. At least Buchanan made it through the whole interview.


16 posted on 06/07/2005 2:08:43 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (When can we stop pretending that the Left doesn't by and large hate America?)
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To: leadpenny
Once burnt - twice shy . . . hopefully.

Newt didn't learn from his zipper problem ... no reason to expect he'll learn from his past history of getting rolled by the Clintons. Newt's biggest problem is that he seems to think that he's the smartest guy in the room, and he's not.

17 posted on 06/07/2005 2:24:47 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: sgtbono2002

...I always thought Newt was a pretty sharp fellow. Now: I guess not....

Seeing anyone who's supposed to be conservative snuggling up to a Clinton will do that to you. It just ain't natural.


18 posted on 06/07/2005 2:26:37 PM PDT by planekT (Go DeLay, Go!)
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To: r9etb

I saw only a minute of Newt and O'Reilly....both appear to be perverts and half-way to idiocy!


19 posted on 06/07/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: blueblazes

Money? A big payday for The Gingrich Group?

http://www.gingrichgroup.com/home/


20 posted on 06/07/2005 2:30:52 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

Got to be something cause he's not standing with her on principle alone.


21 posted on 06/07/2005 2:31:33 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: CHARLITE

You can't defend the indefensible, Newt. You just lost any chance you had of running for office.


22 posted on 06/07/2005 2:36:49 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (Voter Rage)
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To: r9etb

Newt is swiftly catching up with nutcase John McCain for "Dumb Ass RINO of the Year" honors.


23 posted on 06/07/2005 2:43:56 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: lilylangtree

Why do you say that Newt was neutered? He had the conservative rhetoric, but if you dig deeper into his beliefs he is a "third way" liberal.


24 posted on 06/07/2005 4:22:32 PM PDT by jeremiah (W is a big government liberal.........someone please refute this if possible.)
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To: r9etb

More suspicious than ever finding that both Poppy and Newt are puffing the Clintons.


25 posted on 06/07/2005 5:33:02 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: CHARLITE

John Kasich apparently loves her too.

I would love to see what is in their FBI files.


26 posted on 06/07/2005 5:35:31 PM PDT by oceanview
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