Skip to comments.Gingrich: Liberal Republican 'dramatically better' than Democrat [stands by Scozzafava]
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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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.
The only thing people like Olympia Snowe does is give the Democrats cover as being bi-partisan.
Boy, this guy really needs to remember the maxim, “when you’re in a hole, stop digging.”
Newt uses “dramatically” and “quite frankly” too often. Also, he’s dramatically out of touch quite frankly.
"IF GINGRICH COMES ON 'HANNITY', FOX NEWS CHANNEL GOES OFF MY TV"
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.
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.
“Newt uses dramatically and quite frankly too often. Also, hes 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.’
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.
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.
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.
Ugh...Newt....80 percent gold, 20 percent tin.
Newt, you just took yourself out of contention for 2012.
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?
I think we need a Newt truth file!
Wow...I haven’t been following this closely, but this is such a no-brainer. What is wrong with Gingrich, Cantor, etc?