Skip to comments.Jarrett: Dems want Scozzafava nod (Newt? Newt?)
Posted on 11/01/2009 9:45:27 AM PST by markomalley
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett seemed to confirm Sunday that President Barack Obama's top political aides are working to get the Republican candidate who dropped out of a New York congressional race, Dede Scozzafava, to endorse the Democratic contender, Bill Owens.
"We would love to have--of course, have her support. And it's rather telling when the Republican Party forces out a moderate Republican and it says I think a great deal about where the Republican Party leadership is right now," Jarrett said on ABC's "This Week."
Jarrett said Scozzafava's exit symbolizes a swing to the right by the Republican Party's leadership
"I think it's becoming more and more extreme and more and more marginalized. Look at the number of people who actually say that they are registered, consider themselves a Republican. And if that's the direction they want to go: fine," Jarrett said.
No problem with Newt as a conservative leader, when he is one.
But let’s face it if Newt was infallible he wouldn’t have had to resign when he was speaker.
I can believe that and it’s a shame the GOP joined in on the lie.
Newt is fine as long as he is locked in a room at the think tank and someone more responsible holds the key.
I think Newt needs to step up and denounce dede the backstabbing ***t.
I keep reading that Scozzafava is a “moderate.” Sheesh.
Newt and Steele are so stupid that they could not figure out that this whole thing was a set up from the get go. The WH insured the seat was open and then made sure the liberal Rep was the candidate and Newt and Steele went for it hook line and sinker. The wild card was Hoffman going rouge. The WH did not count on that.
Agreed. Mr.Newt is a great asset when he is on his game. In NY-23 he clearly did not educate himself sufficiently, and instead simply applied Pres.Reagan’s 11th Commandment at an inappropriate time.