Skip to comments.Gingrich Explains Scozzafava Endorsement, Slams Right-Wing Critics (Flashback)
Posted on 11/14/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by parksstp
Newt Gingrich has put up a new blog post, responding to right-wing criticism for his endorsement of moderate Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special election, instead of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
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Wow! Did this happen? I hadn’t previously read it four hundred thousand times here in the past two weeks.....(sarcasm intended). Newt Gingrich endorsed the Republican winner of a Republican primary! Gasp!
Which of our candidates endorsed Bill Clinton for President and said George W. Bush was “too Conservative” to support for President?
Anyone? (Hint: wasn’t Newt)
Yeah sure why not? He is super cool in a debate. Who cares if he is an establishment guy. LOL
Scozzafava wasn’t a moderate. She was a liberal. She endorsed the Dem in the race over the tea party candidate because the latter was not ‘pro-choice’.
Thanks for the reminder. Blow off the Tea Party Candidate for a RINO.
Here Ya go:
Newt Gingrich endorses Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 House race
Published: Friday, October 16, 2009, 2:01 PM Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009, 2:18 PM
Like I was saying.
‘Ginrich is as dangerous as a wounded wolverine’
He voted for Clinton in 1992, the last year he voted for a Democrat. He voted for Bush in 2000.
For Newt, this happened in 2009, not over 15 years ago.
He said George W. Bush was “too Conservative” to support in 2000.
There was no Republican primary. Scozzafava was chosen by the GOP County Chairmen in the district.
And the selection method was reportedly abused...
I’m just sick of perpetual politicians who always think its their turn.
The point is, he supported the Republican on the ticket. No scandal.
I say USE Newt like a Talking Donkey....
Don’t elect him... use him..
Newt is the smartest con-man in any room he enters. He’s my 4th/5th choice up from near last. He was in the arena and did some good things (that was light-years ago politically speaking). I have not been overly impressed since his SOTH days. That being said, I would vote for him any day over Obama.
On the other hand there are so terribly many candidates it's hard to do that ~ so the New York state committee should have made sure people knew what she really was but they didn't.
Not having properly advised people they had a Changling on the list they should have all resigned and committed seppuku as soon as possible.
I think Skuzzyfuzzy ended up joining the New York Democrats.
That same district later on put a real Republican on the list in a later election. He won. Then he started offering his body to nubile young ladies on the internet.
See, it really can get worse.
In the marketplace of ideas - Newt has the best selection & great products.
However, the American people are searching the aisles for the most attractive gift wrap: nice hair, tall, good-looking, perfect wife, virtuous life, no runs, no fouls, no errors.
Theres nothing we dont know about Newt and he knows we know. Thats a good start!!!!
Except that most Republican voters supported the Conservative.
Reflexively supporting the County Chairmen -- in opposition to the voters -- ain't the smartest trick in the world.
Werks for Jug Ears!
Palin endorsed Hoffman, the CONSERVATIVE candidate in the race. Scozzafava got just enough support to got Hoffman the election. Therefore, Newt is culpable in that loss.
Knowing we know and CARING that we know is two different things. He is counting on today’s words to erase yesterday’s words and actions, and it seems to me he is counting on us having a very short memory...because it is what he WILL DO and not what he says that counts. And no one trusts what he will do.
He is prone to temper tantrums, cannot take criticism, lashes out, and his judgement is horrible. Not going there.
Move the goal post. It’s okay. Imagine the impact had he endorsed the CONSERVATIVE?
Newt Gingrich is a serious candidate for serious thinkers experiencing serious issues. Ok, so maybe Newt is a moderate Republican, don’t support him. However, his criticism of Obama is real, his love for this country is real, his experience is superior to any candidate, and he will run circles around Obama with his knowledge. He has supported a vast number of conservative candidates and bills in his vast number of years in the government. Be sure and scrutinize him for the handful of issues he didn’t follow along right wing party lines, you will end up with Mitt McCain losing against Barrack Obama.
When it suits him, Newt resembles Scozzafava, a little liberal this, and a little liberal that, depending on what the Washington establishment likes at the time. He’s a policy wonk who knows the joy of compromise.
It doesn’t matter who Newt supports, or what progressive agenda he likes at the time. He isn’t going to get the nomination, but he is right on time to be the Gingrich that stole Christmas again, this time as a spoiler for Romney.
No way Newt couldn’t have known who Dede Scozzafava was. The whole mess had gone public well before he stepped in and volunteered his services. It was in the headlines all over the place.
Im just sick of perpetual politicians who always think its their turn.
“Wow! Did this happen? I hadnt previously read it four hundred thousand times here in the past two weeks”
Just like the poster with Newt sitting next to Nancy we have seen for three hundred thousand times in the past three weeks.
Look, seriously, no one expects real Republicans in New York anymore. They’ve all moved away.
I corrected a previous poster's assertion. I observed that Newt's position was a mistake -- which it was. I did not attack Newt.
So, why do you choose to assign motivations to me that I do not have?
Supporting a republican... aliberl one does not make newt a good guy. To the contrary. Newt is an inside the beltway republican.
Go ahead and nominate him. The real conservatives across this country will tear up the Republican party and vote for a third party candidate consisting of real conservative values.
We are done taking orders from you rinos and liberal republicans. Its over.
Newt will lose the general in a land slide.
Every candidate has done or said something I disagree with a some point in their life.
Sarah Palin is not running so I am going with anybody but Obama or Roomey.
Cain's inexperience is scaring me alot now.
Sorry. I was responding to the same poster you were and in error posted to you.
“Newt will lose the general in a land slide.”
Hopefully, the Newt Naysayers took the time to watch his interview with Hannity this evening. What struck me was how much he has achieved for the American people, the distortion of the truth, and his humility. When asked, he spoke about what he was proudest of in his accomplishments, NOT ONCE did he say “I”, it was always “WE.”
It is going to be Newt or Romney. If you have seen the Cain/Lybia video from today, it is abundantly clear that Herman Cain is absolutely NOT ready, and has no chance in hell.
It is Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. I suggest people make their minds up now between the two..... which I presume will be Newt.... and throw your support behind him. Tearing down Newt leaves you with Mitt Romney.
The Republican primary voters are the 99.999%. You Newt haters here are the .001% that actually know who De De Scozzafava is. No one else knows or cares.
Apology accepted. Carry on.
Without a doubt he is the best debater on the circuit. If he wasn't, I'd be disappointed. He's been practicing the second oldest profession for almost 40 years.
I don't need a guy in the WH who can govern....I've been governed enough.
There is a whole new generation of voters that know nothing about Newt’s past - just what they see on TV.
Once his past is exposed, and I am certain it will be very soon, we will see how conservative voters feel about his political history.
He's old GOP Establishment. But if that's what the voters want a McCain comrade so be it.
You seriously support Dede Scuzzyflava? Really? Over the Tea party candidate?
Yeah, where have we heard THAT before.
Oh, wait, the DNC. Why are you here if you are telling us who we can or can’t support.
Sorry dude, if Newt’s really the best the GOP can do, that speaks volumes. Newt hasn’t even won a state from Romney.
I’m not sure why you believe that Newt can beat Romney.
Don’t support DeDe (Newt), Don’t support Romney (Cain) and Don’t support Bill Clinton (Cain).
Also don’t support public employees having collective bargaining rights or Affirmative Action (Cain), or special tuition rates for the kids of illegals (Perry), or surrounding yourself with yes men (Santorum), or taking action on climate change (Newt), or States’ ability to bypass the 2nd Amendment (Cain), or extramarital affairs (Newt).
The difference is, much of the Cain Cult refuses to admit their candidate ever actually messes-up, makes a mistake, or holds anything but the most conservative position POSSIBLE on EVERY issue known to man. It’s utter crap, and it’s showing with every blunder he makes.
Have you EVER made a concession that Cain messed-up? Not a fake “He should have attacked the media” type mess-up, but a REAL mess-up? Sure doesn’t look like it from your last 1,000 posts.
There. Fixed it for ya.
Should he win the nomination, he will be even more so not Obama.
I know who the perfect candidate is for me, and that's me. Unfortunately, I feel that my write-in campaign would net me one vote, unless I decide to vote for somebody else to protest my own failure to run an effective campaign.