Skip to comments.Gingrich: A Vote for Hoffman Is a Vote for Pelosi
Posted on 10/28/2009 12:02:55 PM PDT by neverdem
ALBANYFormer House speaker Newt Gingrich never mentioned Doug Hoffman's name during a radio appearance this morning, but had a clear message for Republicans in the 23rd Congressional District: "The vote you're going to cast for a third-party candidate is going to guarantee the election of a Democrat. If you think that adding another vote to Nancy Pelosi's majority is a good idea, that keeping Nancy Pelosi as speaker is a good idea, then it's fine. But don't kid yourself."
"John McHugh is a moderate Republican, he's held the seat for a very long time, I think 20 years," Gingrich, who has endorsed Republican Dede Scozzafava, told Joe Donahue on WAMC's The Roundtable. "She's not dramatically different from McHugh. So in that sense, it would be like electing someone who's like a Republican from that part of the state."
Gingrich then sounded a similar theme as an appearance on Fox News earlier this week where he called out Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty for endorsing Hoffman.
"But the question I raise to all of my friends around the country is, if we all claim we don't want Washington to be in charge of everything and we all claim we want local control, and we want the 10th Amendment respected and we want to return power to the state and local level, how come when the New York State Republicans in four separate meetings make the same unanimous choice and at all four meetings pick Dede Scozzafava, how come that's somehow not good enough?" Gingrich said. "And we're now going to impose our judgment from all over the country even though we don't live there, we weren't part of the meetings, we didn't see hat happened, and I think that's a very bad policy. I think that we have some obligation to respect the fact that Georgia's not the same as New York and New York's not the same as California, and California's not the same as Alaska. I think we ought to be a little cautious about trying to impose our national genes on a local community."
And Gingrich supported Pelosi in a commercial, so is he endorsing Hoffman?
Give the boy a shovel, he wants to keep digging!
Newt is off the farm.
Gingrich is a RINO and a Pelosi groin leech.
In this case, Scozzafava IS the 3rd party candidate - she needs to drop out.
Hey, Newt...the voters in the district will decide, regardless of who endorses whom.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
At what point does Newt look at the polls and see that Dede has garnered a massive 13% and Hoffman is leading? If it is still the same on Monday will Newt change his mind or would he rather have a Democrat than a Conservative?
Oh and I am giving Hoffman another $20 bucks this week.”
Newt is doing McCain’s dirty work.
McCain & Co. is in a power struggle against conservatives.
Newt jumped the shark and sold us out to the globalist warming scam.
Newt is full of himself.
What we need is a Conservative Republican party, and if the wake up call is to send another democrat instead of a RINO there to do it, so be it. But won't you be shocked when the true Conservative, Hoffman, who should be on the Republican line wins in the 23rd? So either way, there will be a wake up call, sooner or later.
As I said to my conscience: why would a conservative not HATE Newtie?