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Gingrich: Liberal Republican 'dramatically better' than Democrat [stands by Scozzafava]
OneNewsNow ^ | 2009-10-23

Posted on 10/23/2009 9:11:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is defending his decision to endorse a liberal Republican candidate in the special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District even though she is a Margaret Sanger Award winner and supporter of same-sex "marriage."

New York Republican congressional candidate DeDe Scozzafava not only has the backing of Planned Parenthood and The Daily Kos, but her campaign has also received financial endorsements from the Republican National Committee and Republican leaders such as House Minority Leader John Boehner, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich recently said Scozzafava's election could be the start of a "new Republican Revolution" that mirrors the "1994 Republican Revolution." On the Andrew Wilkow Show Wednesday, Gingrich explained his endorsement of Scozzafava.

"She's dramatically better than the Democrat. She's not the person I would have nominated [and] she's not the person who fits my values 100 percent, but she is a heck of a lot better than the liberal Democrat," stated Gingrich. "And if you want to have a conservative majority in Washington, part of that majority's going to make you uncomfortable."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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More political relativism from the morally and intellectually bankrupt RINOpubbie establishment!


1 posted on 10/23/2009 9:11:54 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt probably sees a huge house of cards/rinos tumbling down around his ears if conservative republicans refuse to support a radical leftist with an R after her name.


2 posted on 10/23/2009 9:13:23 AM PDT by MrB (The only difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The only thing people like Olympia Snowe does is give the Democrats cover as being bi-partisan.


3 posted on 10/23/2009 9:14:48 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: rabscuttle385

Boy, this guy really needs to remember the maxim, “when you’re in a hole, stop digging.”


4 posted on 10/23/2009 9:15:54 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin -- I love her because she freaks out all the right people.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt uses “dramatically” and “quite frankly” too often. Also, he’s dramatically out of touch quite frankly.


5 posted on 10/23/2009 9:16:03 AM PDT by discomatic
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To: rabscuttle385
EMAIL SEAN HANNITY NOW:

"IF GINGRICH COMES ON 'HANNITY', FOX NEWS CHANNEL GOES OFF MY TV"

6 posted on 10/23/2009 9:16:43 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: rabscuttle385
Newt trying to "newter" the base? And all this time I thought you were a Conservative. Looks like the time to seperate the men from the boys is apon us....See ya later Newt....your wing of the pubbie party will NEVER see power again. Work against Conservatives and we will see to it you never get in a position of power again. NO MORE RINOS!
7 posted on 10/23/2009 9:17:16 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rabscuttle385

Goodbye Newt. You ARE the Weakest Link. PLEASE. Newt Gingrich has sold his soul to the RINO Establishment! You’re a HAS BEEN Newt. Not only do we NOT go along with your pragmatic political alliances, but we know the Country can NO LONGER survive such compromises.


8 posted on 10/23/2009 9:17:42 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh, we’re seeing a new republican revlution.. Newt,, and you are rapidly ascending to one of the lead spots in the vanguard of the Stuck on Stupid Brigade.


9 posted on 10/23/2009 9:18:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: discomatic

“Newt uses “dramatically” and “quite frankly” too often. Also, he’s dramatically out of touch quite frankly.”

I’m so sick of his fund raising phone calls....him and Huckabee are the worst....’just send us money & we’ll stop Obama...blah, blah, blah.’


10 posted on 10/23/2009 9:18:09 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: rabscuttle385
"And if you want to have a conservative majority in Washington, part of that majority's going to make you uncomfortable."

Seems like Gingrich does not even remember his own revolution. The 1994 class was brought in with a clear conservative platform. Not some middle of the road crap.

11 posted on 10/23/2009 9:18:19 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: rabscuttle385

Actually, I think this is very helpful. Newt was kind of flitting around the edges of running again, and this should knock him out of consideration once and for all.


12 posted on 10/23/2009 9:18:31 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s it, Newt, dig your hole deeper.

Newt has always talked the talk, but when it comes to actions, he sticks his finger in the air and does whatever will benefit him most.

He probably figures that he has had it with his former conservative admirers, so he’d better stick with the party regulars, who might reimburse him at some point.

Get lost, Newt. Your only use is to get rolled out by the RINO regulars as their “conservative spokesperson.” And now that image is gone for good. As it was already gone for anyone who was really paying attention.


13 posted on 10/23/2009 9:18:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385
"She's dramatically better than the Democrat. She's not the person I would have nominated [and] she's not the person who fits my values 100 percent, but she is a heck of a lot better than the liberal Democrat,"

So is Hoffman, Newt. And he is also much better than the Scozzafava. And, perhaps she isn't the person you would have nominated?

That's the freaking point, Newt. If that point and it's implication are lost on you than you are useless.

14 posted on 10/23/2009 9:19:32 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Newt!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2369303/posts


15 posted on 10/23/2009 9:19:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ugh...Newt....80 percent gold, 20 percent tin.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 9:20:16 AM PDT by mudblood
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt, you just took yourself out of contention for 2012.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 9:20:57 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: rabscuttle385

Liberal Republican Newt BENRICH, supports an ultra-left wing socialist parading as a republican and states in his suppoort letter that this is the “new direction of the republican party”.

I wonder if Sean will ask him about this?


18 posted on 10/23/2009 9:21:10 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think we need a Newt truth file!


19 posted on 10/23/2009 9:21:44 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wow...I haven’t been following this closely, but this is such a no-brainer. What is wrong with Gingrich, Cantor, etc?


20 posted on 10/23/2009 9:21:48 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: LS

Laura Ingraham ate his LUNCH on this issue yesterday on her radio show.


21 posted on 10/23/2009 9:21:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: rabscuttle385
Why should we even consider a liberal republican when there is a clear conservative in the race?
22 posted on 10/23/2009 9:22:41 AM PDT by clove (In God we Trust, all others need a birth certificate and picture ID)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’ve really gotten to where I despise Newt. I mean, he’s helping to destroy our republic by saying WE need to move to the center. Dear Newt, go f#$& yourself you filandering scumbag.


23 posted on 10/23/2009 9:24:19 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: Antoninus

I pointed out these and other issues to his press secretary this morning. The one thing that got me was his appearance on BOR a few nights ago when he said he had just been made aware of the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll only two weeks before. Callista must be keeping an awfully tight rope on him if he didn’t know about that poll.

GINGRICH: Well, Rasmussen has a very interesting number, which I had never seen until a couple weeks ago. He takes strongly favor and strongly unfavor. http://newt.org/tabid/102/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4607/Default.aspx


24 posted on 10/23/2009 9:24:33 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: rabscuttle385

Has Newt forgotten the days when a true conservative won 49/50 states in the electoral college?


25 posted on 10/23/2009 9:25:03 AM PDT by tips up
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To: oldvike

bump


26 posted on 10/23/2009 9:25:21 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: clove
Why should we even consider a liberal republican when there is a clear conservative in the race?

Exactly.

If we don't vote for a Conservative we'll never elect a Conservative.

The Fall of Newt Gingrich is one of the biggest disappointments in my political life.

27 posted on 10/23/2009 9:25:57 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition .)
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To: Reagan Man

Newt, begone!


28 posted on 10/23/2009 9:25:58 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: xsmommy

It’s a no-brainer. How Newt can run around pretending to be a conservative after this and after doing the “Green” ad is beyond me.


29 posted on 10/23/2009 9:26:12 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: clove; rabscuttle385; paulycy; discomatic; LS; rightwingextremist1776; americanophile; Antoninus; ..
Scozzafava's electionresounding defeat could be the start of a "new Republican Revolution" that mirrors the "1994 Republican Revolution."

Fixed it for ya, Newt.

Has everyone seen this: “The Most Important Number in Politics Today.”

Doug Hoffman is the Conservative alternative in this race (or Hoffman by PayPal).

Markos Moulitsas, founder of The Daily Kos has endorsed Scozzafava. Dede Scozzafava has also been endorsed by NYSUT, the largest labor union in New York, and an affiliate of the National Education Association.

Scozzafava also holds these positions:

Scozzafava has also run in past elections on the Working Families Party (a progressive party associated with ACORN) line on the ballot.

This lady isn’t a RINO, she is a big “R” libeRal democRat. Mark Steyn has coined the term DIABLO for her and others like her. Democrat In All But Label Only.

There are also at least 17 unprincipled DIABLO enablers in the house who have donated funds or otherwise supported to this LibeRal democRat's DIABLO’s campaign. They include Boehner, Cantor, Sessions, Hensarling, Brown-Waite and McCotter. I don’t have a full list, but I will be looking for it. These unprincipled enablers should be targeted for elimination in the primaries next year. Also, perhaps those of us who donated to the RNC or RCCC should ask for our money back so we can support the conservative candidates of our choice.

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From the desk of
cc2k:
I support Doug Hoffman for Congress (PayPal).

Please, spread the word about this important election on November 3, 2009 in New York’s 23rd congressional district.

30 posted on 10/23/2009 9:26:49 AM PDT by cc2k (I have donated to Doug Hoffman, have you? [check my recent reply posts])
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To: rabscuttle385

NEWT STFU


31 posted on 10/23/2009 9:28:10 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: cc2k

BTT


32 posted on 10/23/2009 9:29:17 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: rabscuttle385

oh hell no, Newt!


33 posted on 10/23/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: montag813

I’ve been turning the dial whenever I hear Mr. Gingrich. He’s not high integrity, imo. Part of the party, and sharp, but let’s try to build from a foundational mix with higher integrity. Dubya was high integrity, Cheney, Reagan, all high integrity. Palin also. Bachmann.


34 posted on 10/23/2009 9:30:12 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Always Right
Seems like Gingrich does not even remember his own revolution. The 1994 class was brought in with a clear conservative platform. Not some middle of the road crap.

What really hacks me off, every single Republican candidate for Congress, House and Senate that year signed on to the Contract With America, yet wayyyyyyyy too many proved in subsequent years that they were not sincere in its goals, ideals, it was proven very quickly that they had only signed on for the PR value. And just look how much power the MOR-Republicans in the House had over the majority-Conservative GOP members in 1995 and onward, that was as frustrating as anything else.

To have the man who conjured up the document, someone I watched for years as a back-bencher who gathered like-minded true Conservatives around him now try to tell me that really, a woman who is more left than the Dem candidate, not only receives but approves ACORN endorsement is the best candidate for the seat, "dramatically better" solely because it would add R's to the House is as betraying as anything done to the former spouses.

Politician, thy name is Gingrich.

35 posted on 10/23/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: rabscuttle385

Thank you, Newt, thank you...may be NOW we can get rid of you! No more “conservative” maxims from Newt...stay at home with your third/fourth? wife and leave us alone...


36 posted on 10/23/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: rabscuttle385
Liberal Republican 'dramatically better' than Democrat

It's exactly that kind of club-footed thinking that gave us McCain and put Obama in the White House.

How did THAT work out for you, Newt?


37 posted on 10/23/2009 9:32:51 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt is completely wrong on this particular race, but he is right in general that we are not going to get a House of 300 pure conservatives. There is a time and place for more moderate members. Neither party is 100% ideologically pure.

It is important that we have people with a set of core principles and commitment to the ideas of limited government and such in every place we can. There are also some districts and states where we will need less than 100% pure conservatives to get a majority. In those spots we still need loyal candidates who will not damage the party like McCain, Snowe, Lindsey, and Spector have done to get in good favor with the cocktail party crowd.

In this particular NY district there is no need to select a radical leftist like the party did, and there is no reason for the voters to line up behind her just because she has an R next to her name. This is going to be an interesting battle. My guess is the D wins or the I wins, depending on how many voters become informed.


38 posted on 10/23/2009 9:33:57 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385

They must have newt’s FBI file still.

His recent stupidity is beyond surface explanation and defies common sense.


39 posted on 10/23/2009 9:35:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: americanophile

Newt Gingrich has joined Eric Cantor’s new effort to remake the GOP for the future, a Cantor spokesperson confirms.

“Speaker Gingrich will be joining the National Council for a New America as one of the members of our national panel of experts,” Cantor spokesperson Joe Pounder tells me, confirming a Chris Cillizza item based on anonymous sources.

(For reference only: LEFTY BLOGGER LINK ALERT!)
http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-party/gingrich-to-be-a-public-face-of-cantors-effort-to-remake-gop/


40 posted on 10/23/2009 9:37:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: ilgipper

She is freefalling at an accelerated rate as the AP poll shows from the ones last week that still showed her ahead. Now the voters in the 23rd are the focus of the nation and they are undoubtedly reconsidering how they are looking at this race.


41 posted on 10/23/2009 9:37:34 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: rabscuttle385

Exactly.

As resident of upstate NYS I would much prefer that Newt promote DeeDee and her Ilk in his own home state of Georgia. We have enough problems with libs politicians in NYS that we don’t need Newt showing up trying to stuff a few more down our throat.


42 posted on 10/23/2009 9:38:50 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Antoninus

How about it. One thing I can’t stand is someone who can’t admit they’re wrong. The future of the GOP indeed.


43 posted on 10/23/2009 9:39:54 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: maggief
...well, if this Scozzafazza woman is there new America, if looks a lot like the present one - bereft of conservatives.
44 posted on 10/23/2009 9:40:16 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, yeah, Newt. Unfortunately for you, the Conservative nominee is dramatically better than both. I’m not even talking about politics. I’m talking about simple competence. I mean, usually, I’m a party guy. Unless the party nominee is a real closet case...like Dede Scozzafava.


45 posted on 10/23/2009 9:40:20 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

Ask that lying bastard Jumping Jim Jeffords what loyalty RINOs have when they can hand the keys to Congress over to their friends, the Democrats.


46 posted on 10/23/2009 9:41:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Antoninus
“when you’re in a hole, stop digging.” and when youre an A**hole, stop talking.
47 posted on 10/23/2009 9:44:28 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: rabscuttle385
Newt only cares about Newt. He wants headlines. He has lost any principles he once had.

Go away, Newt.

48 posted on 10/23/2009 9:51:45 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt Gingrich (Whig).


49 posted on 10/23/2009 9:52:15 AM PDT by EricT. ("Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." -George Washington)
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To: rabscuttle385
There's a quote from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" that applies here. Accusing a witch, the John-Cleese character says, "She turned me into a newt." Everyone around looked at him strangely, since he was obviously human. Finally, he mumbles, "Got better."

It is time either for Newt Gingrich to recognize that he's wrong -- that he got better. In the alternative, he should recognize that he has jumped the shark, and no longer offer his comments on the national scene.

Congressman Billybob

Don't Tread On Me (9/12 photo and poster"

"A Slimy Man, on a Slimy Network"

50 posted on 10/23/2009 9:57:00 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Tom Paine and the future of America: www.TheseAreTheTimes.us)
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