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Gingrich calls GOP support for Hoffman a 'purge'
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Posted on 10/27/2009 7:45:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: prairiebreeze
Has Newt’s FBI file surfaced? Is this why he’s turned into such a closet liberal?

That is exactly what I was thinking.

151 posted on 10/27/2009 8:35:21 AM PDT by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

I tried to post a comment and sent a letter to the editor about their writer trying to rewrite history.

Gingrich did not “break the mold”, he set the mold. Those conservative endorsments of Hoffman mostly came after Newts, they were breaking HIS mold.


152 posted on 10/27/2009 8:35:35 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: Sub-Driver

153 posted on 10/27/2009 8:35:44 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~George Washington)
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To: longtermmemmory
It makes 1994 look more like an accident than a brilliance.

That is the sad, sad truth. Newt was once my foremost conservative hero. No more.

And I hate it that I don't understand why he has changed. I just don't get it.

154 posted on 10/27/2009 8:36:48 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Nonstatist

Newt regrets endorsing Sozzofava but he’s not going to admit it


155 posted on 10/27/2009 8:37:20 AM PDT by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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To: tarheelswamprat
Thanks for the intel which helps explain this otherwise incomprehensible candidate choice.
156 posted on 10/27/2009 8:37:29 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: IrishPennant

Cheney looking over their shoulder...great concept!


157 posted on 10/27/2009 8:37:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: TV Dinners

Newt can’t spin. He’s Bovine.

His favorite activity is rolling in powdered donuts and chocolate.

Oop, guess that means he is pinneped


158 posted on 10/27/2009 8:37:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When Newt says “purge,” he wants us to think of Stalin or Mao having people shot, but this is more like kidney dialysis, or an enema.


159 posted on 10/27/2009 8:38:28 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: VanDeKoik

As I recall, he grew up in PA and represented a district in GA. I’d say roughly half of the Congress(wo)men and Senators are not FROM the state/district they represent.


160 posted on 10/27/2009 8:38:51 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: tarheelswamprat

Thanks, I had read that recently but my mind forgot where.


161 posted on 10/27/2009 8:39:09 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: Sub-Driver
But [Gingrich] he said that her endorsement from the National Rifle Association, her signing a no tax-increase pledge, and her opposition to cap-and-trade and healthcare reform legislation made her "adquately conservative in an upstate New York district."

That's all well and good. Left out, on purpose I'm sure, is how many of those pledges were made because Hoffman was eating her lunch. This "lady" is cast in the mold of Snowe and Collins.

I'm sure she'll fit right in with the eight "Republican" traitors that voted for Cap & Tax. Yes, I've not forgotten.

162 posted on 10/27/2009 8:39:44 AM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: paulycy
More like there to escort him OUT OF THE PARTY!!!!

I say Nutz to Newt!!!

163 posted on 10/27/2009 8:39:45 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~George Washington)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://newt.org/EditNewt/ContactUs/tabid/159/Default.aspx

Tell him!!!!!


164 posted on 10/27/2009 8:39:51 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I was stationed at Plattsburgh and lived in Watertown, and I agree.


165 posted on 10/27/2009 8:40:16 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: IrishPennant
I say Nutz to Newt!!!

Can't blame you these days. That's for sure.

166 posted on 10/27/2009 8:41:28 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up, Newt.


167 posted on 10/27/2009 8:41:47 AM PDT by BAW (I support Doug Hoffman)
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To: Sub-Driver; rabscuttle385; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; DoughtyOne

Hey Newt...

Without US , there IS no GOP.

Can you hear us now?

No RINOs. Not now, not ever.


168 posted on 10/27/2009 8:42:13 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: Cedric
I pray you are wrong about the Dems winning that race.

Even if, let them blame all they want, it won't stop the conservative movement. I doubt any true conservative today would look at ONE lose as defeat, in fact it will probably give another surge in our resolve to win.

169 posted on 10/27/2009 8:42:45 AM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued

Newt is a f-in moron.


170 posted on 10/27/2009 8:43:12 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: eCSMaster

I have an urge to purge!


171 posted on 10/27/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT by Free State Four (a)
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To: Sub-Driver
"This idea that we're suddenly going to establish litmus tests and all across the country we're going to purge the party of anybody who doesn't agree with us 100 percent; that guarantees Obama's reelection, that guarantees Pelosi as Speaker-for-life," he told Fox News last night.

I see he has hit on the Ozero tactic of the straw man.

172 posted on 10/27/2009 8:43:28 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: mnehring

CONTROL THE LOCAL AND YOU CONTROL THE NATIONAL.

folks NOW, RIGHT NOW, is the time to put in your names for your local party leadership and block captain.

NOW because the national is pushing to shut out the conservatives.

LOOK UP YOUR LOCAL GOP and get active so that Newt can have his female undergarments in a bind and it will not matter.


173 posted on 10/27/2009 8:44:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a PATHETIC excuse NEWT!


174 posted on 10/27/2009 8:45:32 AM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: paulycy

“And I hate it that I don’t understand why he has changed. I just don’t get it. “

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Do you understand now?


175 posted on 10/27/2009 8:45:49 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: Jewbacca

Newt was always an opportunist, as are most pols, I’m afraid. He says what he thinks will be the most profitable for him. He is a man with no principles.


176 posted on 10/27/2009 8:45:53 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt is dead to me.


177 posted on 10/27/2009 8:46:21 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
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To: InterceptPoint

Ha, ha, no matter how gloomy I become over the current state of affairs, I can always count on Freepers to make me laugh!


178 posted on 10/27/2009 8:46:52 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: not2worry

Newt wants to purge conservatives.

This is the purge the country club RINOs want. They don’t like ordinary peoples in THEIR country club.


179 posted on 10/27/2009 8:47:03 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
NOW, RIGHT NOW, is the time to put in your names for your local party leadership and block captain.

Good idea, we may need to look at not just a statement to do this, but an actual organized effort. Just brainstorming here, but I suppose the first thing is to look at all the areas with competitive races where we have a RINO problem, list them along with their local processes for voting in local GOP officials. Then, identify FReepers in those areas who can run and go from there...

180 posted on 10/27/2009 8:47:22 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: TheNewPundit; Sub-Driver
“Gingrich called Scozzafava a “liberal Republican” for her support of gay marriage and abortion rights. But he defended those positions as in-step with her district and her predecessor, former Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.), who was tapped to be President Barack Obama’s Army Secretary.”

52% of this "conservative" district voted for 0.

It's not as conservative as it is being portrayed. The problem is instead of picking someone in the middle the party picked a leftist that supports everything the Rats are doing. I'm praying Hoffman wins if for no other reason than to send a message to local party hacks.

181 posted on 10/27/2009 8:47:46 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: cld51860

Very appropriate! :)


182 posted on 10/27/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Tim Pawlenty passed the test with flying colors!

Good and Pawlenty!


183 posted on 10/27/2009 8:47:57 AM PDT by DavidAccord
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To: Callahan

If Hofmann has a legit shot at winning I’m all for him. But Newt is right that going the third party route is the way to screw yourself.

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Good point - if it wasn’t for Ross Perot, Bill Clinton would be a minor foot-note in history.


184 posted on 10/27/2009 8:49:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: stockpirate
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Do you understand now?

If you mean book sales I'm not so sure it's that simple. He has dough. He has smarts. But his political compass is broken.

I admit that money *could* be part of it but if I were to be that cynical I'd be more tempted to say that he sees the writing on the wall, has decided that the left will continue in power and has cast his lot in with them so as to retain power himself. The money would come later as a payback for undermining conservatives.

But this is a *very* cynical view and I'm not prepared to dump that on Newt just yet.

I'm still wondering why he's doing it...his stated arguments don't wash.

185 posted on 10/27/2009 8:50:30 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich broke the mold and backed Scozzafava, saying her candidacy gave the Republicans the best shot of regaining a congressional majority.

Regaining Congress with the likes of Madame Scozza would be the very definition of a Pyrrhic victory.

186 posted on 10/27/2009 8:50:33 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: PGR88

I don’t know, if the Republicans become the “moderate” party with 40%, the democrats the “liberal” party at 20%, 40% of the reps would be “conservative” party.

I could tolerate that.


187 posted on 10/27/2009 8:51:42 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“So I say to many conservative friends......”

You have none!


188 posted on 10/27/2009 8:52:11 AM PDT by rjones42
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To: rabscuttle385; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; hiredhand; Squantos; Gilbo_3; DoughtyOne

No, he’s just owned by Washington.

For some reason, he/they (GOP) won’t go after the real enemy, and is/are content with going after us.

Well, here it is. Time to push back.

And he throws out the “NRA supports her...” bone. Well, they supported Arlen Sphincter over Pat Toomey too. How’d that work out? Now, at least ol’ Arsehole has a big fat D in front of his name where it always belonged.

To the GOP: You either play ball with US, or you don’t play.

And if the GOP attempts to sabotage Hoffman, there needs to be consqequences to them. Hard financial consequences.

No RINOs. Not now, not ever.


189 posted on 10/27/2009 8:53:04 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

if they were pushing a true moderate i could understand the argument... but they are pushing someone so totally far to the left I have no sympathy for what they are saying.


190 posted on 10/27/2009 8:53:50 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sub-Driver
You either stand for something or you don't.

If we put true Conservatives out there than can articulate the message and counteract the frivolous Populist arguments of the Liberal Democrats, we can achieve success.

If we do this and the majority of Americans keep the Liberals in power, the Nation as we know it is finished.

We are not only fighting the Democrats, we are fighting their Political Allies in the Media. Unfortunately, the Media knows that it isn't the News, it's the News they choose to report.

Bias and Ignorance is the reason we have the current crop of Idiots running this Country.

191 posted on 10/27/2009 8:54:13 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (There is nothing wrong with the Government that 552 bullets couldn't cure...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) late Monday had some choice words for Republicans supporting Conservative Party party candidate Doug Hoffman (N.Y.), accusing them of conducting a "purge" of the GOP.

You know, you've got to get up prettttty early in the morning to pull a fast one on ol' Newt! :-)

/sarc

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?!?


192 posted on 10/27/2009 8:54:28 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: paulycy

He recently converted, he has sold out his conservative values. He started with global warming, i’ll bet he holds stock in green companies, and yes I am that cynical.


193 posted on 10/27/2009 8:54:56 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: dennisw; Nonstatist
Newt regrets endorsing Sozzofava but he’s not going to admit it

I hope you're right.

I think he also realizes if he's going to be the nominee for President he has to have the party structure fighting for him. What better way to develop loyalty than to support the party when they pick one of the worst candidates possible. He has been a pretty good tactician in the past.

194 posted on 10/27/2009 8:55:31 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: IrishPennant

You made me LOL. I stole that and sent it to everyone I know.


195 posted on 10/27/2009 8:56:31 AM PDT by Free State Four (a)
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To: Sub-Driver

A purge? Isn’t that like inducing vomiting?


196 posted on 10/27/2009 8:56:57 AM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: wmfights

I think he also realizes if he’s going to be the nominee for President......

Newt has a fund raisng problem He will never get enough $$$ to run. But he and Shawn Hannity like to talk it up


197 posted on 10/27/2009 8:57:10 AM PDT by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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To: NFHale
For some reason, he/they... won’t go after the real enemy...

If you're part of the rabscuttle crowd, go look in a mirror.

198 posted on 10/27/2009 8:58:43 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: stockpirate
and yes I am that cynical.

You may have a perfect right to be. His actions over the last couple years have been all in one direction. I'm just hanging on to some old hero worship, I guess.

We'll see. But I no longer give him the benefit of the doubt and that is a big deal in my little world.

199 posted on 10/27/2009 8:59:05 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: Free State Four

Glad I gave you a smile today!!!! We all can use one. :)


200 posted on 10/27/2009 9:00:14 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~George Washington)
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