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Gingrich: A Vote for Hoffman Is a Vote for Pelosi
NY Observer ^ | October 28, 2009 | Jimmy Vielkind

Posted on 10/28/2009 12:02:55 PM PDT by neverdem

ALBANY—Former 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."

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: doughoffman; gingrich; gingrich4democrats; gingrichisarino; gopimplosion; hoffman; newtgingrich; ny23; scozzafava; stowitnewt; whigpartyii
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Gingrich should shut his trap. Conservatives are sick of holding our noses.

NY23 Hits Its Tipping Point

1 posted on 10/28/2009 12:02:56 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

And Gingrich supported Pelosi in a commercial, so is he endorsing Hoffman?


2 posted on 10/28/2009 12:04:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: neverdem

Give the boy a shovel, he wants to keep digging!


3 posted on 10/28/2009 12:04:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: neverdem

Newt is off the farm.


4 posted on 10/28/2009 12:04:55 PM PDT by devane617
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To: neverdem; cc2k; stephenjohnbanker; cripplecreek

Gingrich is a RINO and a Pelosi groin leech.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 12:05:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: neverdem
Maybe that's what Newt wants?

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6 posted on 10/28/2009 12:05:51 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: neverdem

7 posted on 10/28/2009 12:05:55 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: neverdem

In this case, Scozzafava IS the 3rd party candidate - she needs to drop out.


8 posted on 10/28/2009 12:05:55 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: neverdem

Hey, Newt...the voters in the district will decide, regardless of who endorses whom.


9 posted on 10/28/2009 12:06:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (My country. Not my government.)
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To: neverdem
One more vote against Pelosi as speaker is going to make any difference. Win or lose, conservatism is better served voting for Hoffman.
10 posted on 10/28/2009 12:06:28 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: neverdem
Newt Gingrich is becoming irrelevant.
11 posted on 10/28/2009 12:06:39 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: neverdem
If the Party had backed Hoffman it wouldn't be an issue. And Newt knows its a phony issue. Hoffman will vote with the GOP.

"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

12 posted on 10/28/2009 12:06:54 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nickcarraway
This reminds me of when they said if I voted for Goldwater the war in Viet Nam would escalate .
13 posted on 10/28/2009 12:06:55 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: nickcarraway

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?


14 posted on 10/28/2009 12:07:06 PM PDT by kempster
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To: neverdem
OK Newt, I have just graduated from
“shut-up and go away” to “Screw you Newt, stop with the threats.

Oh and I am giving Hoffman another $20 bucks this week.”

15 posted on 10/28/2009 12:07:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: neverdem

Newt is doing McCain’s dirty work.

McCain & Co. is in a power struggle against conservatives.


16 posted on 10/28/2009 12:07:30 PM PDT by maggief
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.wecansolveit.org/

Newt jumped the shark and sold us out to the globalist warming scam.

17 posted on 10/28/2009 12:07:38 PM 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: a fool in paradise

Newt is full of himself.


18 posted on 10/28/2009 12:08:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: neverdem
Wake up Newt. The Republican party has veered off course to the left. It needs to be righted, literally and figuratively. If it takes another Pelosi suck up in the House, so be it. Like one more would matter?

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.

19 posted on 10/28/2009 12:08:40 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: neverdem

As I said to my conscience: why would a conservative not HATE Newtie?


20 posted on 10/28/2009 12:08:44 PM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: maggief

ps. Boycott his book.


21 posted on 10/28/2009 12:08:54 PM PDT by maggief
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To: neverdem

Another brain fart from the godfather of earmark spending and it’s-OK-to-cheat-on-your-wife family “values”.


22 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Sarah Palin irritates all the right people." -Dennis Miller)
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To: neverdem

Newt doesn’t seem to realize that Hoffman is polling higher than Scozzafava. What an idiot, this guy is suffering from long term, terminal Beltwayitis.


23 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:17 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: neverdem

What’s up with Newt these days?

Isn’t this election for the Federal Congress?


24 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:17 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: goldstategop

What’s there to prevent Scozzafava from jumping parties after elected as Jumping Jim Jeffords did to give congressional power to the Democrats?


25 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:22 PM 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: neverdem

OK lets try and figure the logic here.

We have a conservative who will vote to help stop bozo’s agenda.
We have an R who will vote with bozo on nearly everything.

we have a Dem who is the same as the R.

OK so voting for the R who in turn votes with the Dems is not helping Pelosi.

HUH

If we wanted to stop this extreme lefty agenda then it would make sense to vote for the person who votes against bozo.

OK Newt you have been in the DC elitist circles too much and on TV


26 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: The_Victor

Much better that a democrat holds the seat than a “republican” that votes as a democrat.

The ‘rats are too cowardly to do anything without “bipartisan cover”, and these RINOs give them just that.


27 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: neverdem

So be it.


28 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: neverdem
Hey Newt,


29 posted on 10/28/2009 12:09:36 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: neverdem

Today, Gingrich keeps talking about keeping the election “local.” Fifteen years ago, he was all in favor of nationalizing congressional elections.


30 posted on 10/28/2009 12:10:41 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: neverdem

No more RINOs! If we have to take a step back in order to make a leap forward, so be it.


31 posted on 10/28/2009 12:10:46 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Man 10 dollar mouth, 10 cent brain. Way to go, Newt.


32 posted on 10/28/2009 12:10:49 PM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: neverdem

Voting for Scozzfava gives Pelosi another vote she can count on as well.


33 posted on 10/28/2009 12:10:49 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: markomalley

X2 Newt needs to tell Dede, to sit down so a real republican can get in.


34 posted on 10/28/2009 12:11:28 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: neverdem
I think that we have some obligation to respect the fact that ...

Respect the fact that not all people have drank the Jim Jones Fool-Aid of the liberal Republican party! The country is being destroyed by politicians that have no moral compass.

35 posted on 10/28/2009 12:11:28 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gingrich is a RINO and a Pelosi groin leech.

knute is particularly slimy because NO-ONE pimped Ronald Reagan for his own self-aggrandizement/advancement like newt has.


36 posted on 10/28/2009 12:11:33 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: neverdem

This is the SAME rationale Republicans used on us to vote for Mc nutsky...

NOT going to work this time.

Burned once shame on you RNC, Burned twice, shame on me.


37 posted on 10/28/2009 12:11:47 PM PDT by ConfidentConservative (I think, therefore I am conservative.)
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To: neverdem

Newt turned into a POS.

EFFF U Newt.


38 posted on 10/28/2009 12:12:04 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: kbennkc

You must have voted for Goldwater.


39 posted on 10/28/2009 12:12:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: neverdem

My respect for Newt is dropping rapidly. He apparently doesn’t see the “wake up call” that Sarah and others are sounding. Hope he wakes up before its too late FOR HIM.


40 posted on 10/28/2009 12:13:09 PM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: neverdem
And a vote for Arnold is a vote for Bustamante.

Newt, meet shark.

41 posted on 10/28/2009 12:14:11 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: maggief

Screw the rinos I am donating to hoffman.


42 posted on 10/28/2009 12:14:16 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: ConfidentConservative

This is the SAME rationale Republicans used on us to vote for Mc nutsky...

NO....there was no choice other than McLame and zer0bama ... no third party.....there is here....


43 posted on 10/28/2009 12:14:55 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

Newt is a Neut.


44 posted on 10/28/2009 12:15:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: neverdem

A vote for GOP leftist Scozzafava is a vote for conservatism! A vote for conservative Hoffman is doubleplusungood.

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”


45 posted on 10/28/2009 12:15:35 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: neverdem

Gingrich has become an out and out scumbag.


46 posted on 10/28/2009 12:15:37 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Gingrich is a RINO and a Pelosi groin leech.”

In the McCain, Graham mold. Scum.


47 posted on 10/28/2009 12:16:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: neverdem

4 letters Newt, 4 little letters — S T F U!!!!!


48 posted on 10/28/2009 12:16:07 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: neverdem

Hey Newt, Pelosi is better than Scozzafava. Does that tell you anything?


49 posted on 10/28/2009 12:16:15 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: neverdem

Gingrich is a superannuated none-entity.

If this warmed over hasbeen SERIOUSLY thinke he is a contender for President, the GOP didn;t learn anything from John McCain.

You need a younger, more personable candidate, one who isn’t living in the Wonderland of Global Warming Fairy Tales.


50 posted on 10/28/2009 12:16:17 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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