Skip to comments.Newt on Greta talking about Scozzafava
Posted on 10/26/2009 7:18:44 PM PDT by RushingWater
Newt answering questions about NY23. Defending the Scozzafava. Says that Hoffman is outside the district. Claims that Scozzafava is a solid fiscal conservative but social liberal. Claims all of Hoffman's money is coming outside the district. Make a point that it was the local GOP that nominated Scozzafava and that they know more than outsiders what is right for the district.
Wow, Newt is on Greta! How riveting! I’ll pass.
Hmmm...thought southern ladies had higher standards.
Too bad he doesn't realize that the days of supporting liberals running on the GOP ticket are over.
THERE IS ALWAYS A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE.
No point in electing liberals that will side with the socialists when they get to DC.
Thats just plain dumb.
Nostalgia for the good ‘ol days of which people associated with Newt. It’s the same with Reagan, only Reagan actually deserves that nostalgic glow when he’s spoken of. Nostalgia’s powerful though. Has a way of making people forget or whitewash what really went down. Only at times like these do people suddenly remember the side of Newt that led to him being run out of office.
That and I suppose he has a touch of Clinton or Obama about him. Some people are fooled by glib speakers. Maybe we all are at some point.
I see it as a blessing. Been speaking against the guy for the last few years but people persisted in believing in him. That appears to be ending.
Newt is voting on political affiliation (R) and not integrity (right and wrong).
It was five people in a closed room, all part of Scuzzlebutt’s own little red hat lady circle that nominated her, not the district. Also, I don’t know why Newt keeps repeating the BS, but Hoffman does live in that district from what I’ve seen (I recall a thread when Newt first charged that some FReepers looked him up and he was right on some bayside community within the district).
Newt, she may have turned you into one, but you didn’t get better.
...so then why is he involved?
Exactly my point..He is a hypocrite. He is just pissed that Sarah and others have decided to pick principal over party. He is afraid his big lib candidate is gonna lose
yeah, i have been one of those but this episode was quite informative. I still want Newt on our team, but not leadership. He gave a good history lesson. He was talking about GW crossing the Delaware. Does he really think his support for Dede shows any courage?
Hoffman doesn’t live in the district or at least have property there? I don’t support Newt even a little but trying to clear up what he said.
Yeah he has been out of the real world for far to long if he could say that with a straight face.
Too many politicians put party and personal power over Country!.
Neutered Newt is one of the above politicians!
She's a politician, promises mean jack squat. History is all that counts- evidence. And hers shows she isn't really a fiscal conservative either. Just because she makes a promise now doesn't change how she has acted before. From what I can find, the only thing she is Conservative on is 2nd amendment issues.
Thanks for your info as I was asking the question about where he lived.
How could they nominate her without all the people voting that vote to put someone on the ballot? Looks like they went against the rules of the Party to nominate the liberal. NY GOP is so screwed up.
It is too bad Newt turned into a country club Republican since he left office. He is one of the more articulate Republicans. It is a shame he is using he voice to advance big government causes.
Newt makes good points in that the district should pick their candidate and not outsiders. But this isn’t a case of outsiders forcing someone on the district. Hoffman has significant support in the district. Let the district voters decide. Now there will be areas where there will be RINO politicians because of a simple fact ... there are lots of RINO voters. It would be a wonderful world to get rid of them but until there are more conservative voters than RINO voters in those districts it won’t happen. This NY district may be one of them where a conservative gets elected. I hope so. But if not - so be it - its their district.
Newt can be very persuasive. Someone must’ve offered him a nice golden parachute to stick to the party line.
5 businesses in the district.
All in a matter of 30 seconds, Newt could have done this.
I don’t know which one he is, but at least two of those addresses, by comparing a NY23 map, are in that district.
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