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Bill Clinton Praises Old Foe Newt Gingrich
Newsmax ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | staff

Posted on 11/27/2011 4:40:34 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Former President Bill Clinton praised his erstwhile nemesis former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, crediting his strong debate performances with propelling him into front-runner status for the GOP presidential nomination.

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Clinton was impressed that Gingrich devised a “red card” system that would be used to stop normalizing the immigration status of illegals if efforts to control the border proved ineffective.“That was a thoughtful response,” Clinton said.

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1 posted on 11/27/2011 4:40:36 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
By GOD that's all I need.
If Slick like him that's good enough fer me. /s
After all Slick was the smartest & best President ever.
If you doubt me, ask him. . . . . .
2 posted on 11/27/2011 4:44:32 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: Voter#537

Is Newty running for the democrat nomination? All these LIBERALS love him after his amnesty stance.


3 posted on 11/27/2011 4:45:43 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Newt isn’t my idea of the perfect candidate...not even close...but you gotta give him this...he’s a thinker. He has ideas, some good, some not so good, but at least his conception of a capitalist, free America is one that is becoming rare among the Ivy League elite and some others.

Besides, he’s not Romney, who’s been on every side of every major issue.


4 posted on 11/27/2011 4:46:45 AM PST by kjo
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To: bigdirty
"All these LIBERALS love him after his amnesty stance."

I think the reason the RATS love him so, is his baggage. They know he will be easy to beat. . . . . .

5 posted on 11/27/2011 4:49:10 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The intelligent idiots of acedemia have convinced themselves that they are far superior in intellect than us commoners. By endorsing or agreeing with a front runner on the GOP side this may sway many who sit on the fence. Sorry bubba


6 posted on 11/27/2011 4:51:58 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Clinton - clinging to celebrity like lint on a La-z-boy.


7 posted on 11/27/2011 4:52:59 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich-Cain 2012)
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To: kjo
.but you gotta give him this...he’s a thinker.

Only an intellectual could coin the term 'path to non-deportation'

Obama's Administration is full of thinkers.

We need fewer thinkers in DC and more doers.

Folks who have done stuff like meet a payroll and make the hard business decisions to stick to budgetary constraints in difficult times.

Folks who haven't had the option of the Fed printing more money when the cash flow ebbs down.

Folks who have to face the hard-nozed scrutiny of shareholders instead of pandering for votes with other people's money.

8 posted on 11/27/2011 4:55:21 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: bigdirty
Is Newty running for the democrat nomination? All these LIBERALS love him after his amnesty stance

One would think all of the applause for Newt from liberals would give his supporters on FR pause. But they are too busy running around trying to convince us that amnesty isn't amnesty.

9 posted on 11/27/2011 4:57:31 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Obama’s administration is full of socialist thinkers...Newt ain’t one of those. And he’s still not Romney. Show me an alternative to Newt and I will give him/her serious consideration.


10 posted on 11/27/2011 4:59:20 AM PST by kjo
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To: BarnacleCenturion

For true conservatives, Billy Jeff just gave Gingrich the kiss of death.


11 posted on 11/27/2011 5:01:00 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: kjo
Obama’s administration is full of socialist thinkers...Newt ain’t one of those. And he’s still not Romney. Show me an alternative to Newt and I will give him/her serious consideration.

I guess you are another Newt supporter too addled by Newt's alleged brilliance to notice he is abusing words to pretend what he is pushing isn't amnesty.

Newt has all kinds of transgressions since he left Congress, but I guess those don't matter, he really means it this time.

You are free to fall for the bait and switch. I know one when I see one.

Yeah, he's better than Mitt. But he is the last on my list of alternatives to Mitt, other than Huntsman and RuPaul. I don't see how we alter course on the Beltway by voting in one of its leading figures.

And the fact that he is pushing a variant of the failed Bush/McCain non-amnesty amnesty shows he is unable to learn from mistakes - the hallmark of liberalism.

12 posted on 11/27/2011 5:05:07 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ok, I’m done with Newtie.

There is no one left. This is disgusting.


13 posted on 11/27/2011 5:05:11 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: bigdirty

The DNC came out the other day and endorsed Newty Toad.


14 posted on 11/27/2011 5:06:03 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think we are heading for a brokered convention.

At this point, I’d take Paul Ryan or ... well, Paul Ryan.

This is almost hopeless.


15 posted on 11/27/2011 5:07:53 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Old foe”?

Gingrich allowed himself to be blackmailed. He shut down or limited investigations into deeper crimes by the clinton crime machine.


16 posted on 11/27/2011 5:12:35 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: meatloaf

That was probably his plan. Maybe fear of Gingrich, so have Clinton like him. That will turn everyone off.


17 posted on 11/27/2011 5:14:00 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

I can understand Clinton liking Gingrich. Those two have a lot in common. I doubt a lot of conservatives pay much attention to Clinton and his opinions. I consider him a poor excuse for an ex-president as in “You’re out of office Willy, STFU! No one is interested in your babbling.”


18 posted on 11/27/2011 5:23:02 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What do you know “slick zippers” stick together.


19 posted on 11/27/2011 5:23:10 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Voter#537
By GOD that's all I need.

I believe that's the plan.

20 posted on 11/27/2011 5:33:37 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: meatloaf
For true conservatives, Billy Jeff just gave Gingrich the kiss of death.

BJ thanks you for understanding. Most true conservatives think twice about anything that Clinton says, but you just go right ahead and react.

21 posted on 11/27/2011 5:38:30 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: meatloaf

Slick Willie regards Gingrich as a potential frontrunner, so he administers this poison pill. Bubba knows exactly what conservatives think of him, and he uses it to destroy a conservative.

Too easy.


22 posted on 11/27/2011 5:46:17 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: kjo

1000% and i hate to say it but this bubba “endorsement” will go over well with the independents who have thankfully awoken and turned on dumbama, the POS they got elected in ‘08....i’d prefer a guy like McDonnell of Virginia but i will take Gingrich over another four years of that squatter in the WH...


23 posted on 11/27/2011 5:47:06 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If that doesn’t turn a person off of Newt, nothing will. Anyone Clinton likes is poison to me.


24 posted on 11/27/2011 5:48:07 AM PST by calex59
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Clinton to conservatives: But do please, Brer Fox, don’t fling me in dat brier-patch of non-Newt rookie, flipperino, losers and never-was’ers and weirdos. Do please give us Demorabbits the Newt!

Conservatives: ABN! ABN!


25 posted on 11/27/2011 5:51:16 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Lady Lucky

Gingrich earned my disdain long ago. Both he and Clinton have smarts. That doesn’t make them wise nor capable of leading this nation back to greatness and away from socialism.


26 posted on 11/27/2011 5:53:30 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: calex59
If that doesn’t turn a person off of Newt, nothing will. Anyone Clinton likes is poison to me.

And Clinton hornswoggles another one!

27 posted on 11/27/2011 5:58:08 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Voter#537
Newt has some serious issues but he's been great in the debates.

Say what you want about Slick but he knows how to cover his bases.

I kind of think he would like to see a Newt (or any Pub) v Hillary race in 2016.

28 posted on 11/27/2011 6:11:04 AM PST by Tribune7 (Perry, Newt, Cain or Santorum)
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To: Reagan69
I think we are heading for a brokered convention.

Or how Mitt Romney can win.

29 posted on 11/27/2011 6:12:28 AM PST by Tribune7 (Perry, Newt, Cain or Santorum)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Newt believes America must be a nation of laws. The first duty of the federal government is national defense, and it is inexcusable that we haven’t secured the border. In his 21st Century Contract with America, Newt pledges to control the southern border by January 1, 2014, waiving any regulations and pushing aside any bureaucracies that get in the way.

As we secure the border, we must make an aggressive and serious effort to deport all criminals, gang members, and any other threats to our society as quickly as possible. We must also tap into the ingenuity of the private sector to better validate who is in the United States legally.

Newt opposed the DREAM Act. However, he did agree with part of the legislation which allowed those who came to the United States illegally as children to serve in the U.S. Military to earn their citizenship, just as foreign nationals are today allowed to do the same.

Furthermore, Newt has proposed giving local communities the authority to allow those with long established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship. Newt believes local communities are at a better vantage point to determine if those there illegally should stay or go. Under this system, we will send home those with no family or community ties and quickly deport those who have committed criminal and other destructive acts, while providing minimal disruption to families and communities.

Read Newt’s 10 step immigration plan here.

30 posted on 11/27/2011 6:14:04 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: calex59
Anyone Clinton likes is poison to me.

clinton likes the ladies...

31 posted on 11/27/2011 6:18:18 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: dirtboy
“I guess you are another Newt supporter too addled by Newt's alleged brilliance to notice he is abusing words to pretend what he is pushing isn't amnesty.”

Besides cheating on wives, big government programs, supporting liberals (e.g. DeDe Scozzafava in Newt's case),another thing Bill and Newt have in common “word parsing”.

32 posted on 11/27/2011 6:25:10 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: meatloaf
"I consider him a poor excuse for an ex-president...”

No... this is a poor excuse for an ex-president.

Clinton is what he always was... a slick political hack not to be trusted, but compared to Carter, he's been a model ex-president.

33 posted on 11/27/2011 6:31:11 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Reagan69
"There is no one left. This is disgusting."

That is exactly where I am at. Newt lost me with his amnesty, now there is no one left worth supporting. Popcorn time.

34 posted on 11/27/2011 6:36:10 AM PST by jpsb
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Gingrich devised a “red card” system

It is NOT impressive.

It is another level of bureaucracy that taxpayers will have to fund. It is another level of bureaucracy for a 'system' that continues to fail -- after the amnesty under Clinton and the under Reagan and under LBJ.

The immigration system has been failing for well over 50 years. Another program/agency/Red Card system is NOT going to resolve the issue. In 20 years, the Red Card system will have exacerbated the problem by many more millions of illegals hoping for the next amnesty program.


35 posted on 11/27/2011 6:37:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Tribune7
Newt has some serious issues but he's been great in the debates.

Heck, a good used car salesman, with a bit of preparation, could be very successful in debates.

What really matter is how they would govern 'after' the debates, assuming they get elected. Gingrich has a history, with many rough edges.


36 posted on 11/27/2011 6:45:40 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Ditto

Problem is...we have a lot of “kids” on here making snide remarks about those in the GOP running that never lived through that assholes administration-or at least were just kids growing up. They never went through the LBJ, Nixon years and saw the crap that came out of DC where we lost a good portion of our liberties. So, they have no idea what it is to be more free.

I somehow managed to survive the Carter (and Nixon and LBJ years) and watched when I bought a 1978 GMC 4X4 for 6200 dollars and 4 years later went to trade it for another and the very same pick up was at a nice little 18 grand on the lot. I watched gasoline go from 54 cents a gallon to over 1.60 a gallon.

Every single problem we have today was started under that old hack of a creep. Reagan managed to get it straight for a time and then came GHW Bush who managed to destroy the GOP with his style of conservatism. Only to be continued by his son which put the end to the GOP I grew up and knew.

I see the SOB has the right color in his eyes....RED.


37 posted on 11/27/2011 6:46:39 AM PST by crz
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To: Tribune7

Everyone (especially the media) forgets that Slick and Hitlery have the FBI files on EVERYONE! Watch who they like on the GOP side. That means there’s plenty of FBI goodies on that person just waiting to be leaked.


38 posted on 11/27/2011 6:58:02 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: crz
They never went through the LBJ, Nixon years and saw the crap that came out of DC where we lost a good portion of our liberties.

Ditto that. They don't remember when the GOP 'leaders' were Beltway welfare cases like Bob Michael and Bob Dole. Say what you want about Gingrich, but since his rise to prominence in the early 90s, conservatism has been the norm for the GOP, not the old me-too 'Democrat-light' of the past.

39 posted on 11/27/2011 7:06:44 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: ez
Newt has proposed giving local communities the authority to allow those with long established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship.

That entire approach is nonsense. First, if local communities are truly allowed to make the decisions, some communities will approve practically every illegal and other communities will approve practically none.

And if such a ridiculous program were ever implemented, those millions of former illegals who can stay, but never become citizens, would be constantly thrown up as a victim group that had been mistreated and discriminated against and stigmatized by a the heartless Newt and the Republicans.

We'd never hear the end of that until the Dims regained power and provided them all with a path to citizenship.

Newt has over-thought this issue as he often does, and as he also did on the global warming hoax.

40 posted on 11/27/2011 7:17:17 AM PST by Will88
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To: Ditto

Actually, Gingrich was in the House in the early 80s. And yes, with seniority, he became the leader in the 90s.

I remember Gingrich alongside of Rep Walker from PA fighting tooth and nail to exempt the small family farms from federal regulations. I actually used to watch C span back then on our old C band dish and lemme tell you this, I had a friend who was a staunch FDR democrat, and after he watched the shysterism displayed from the democrats back then, he and his entire family are now staunch republican. I believe me, before then, a republican was the enemy to them.

Gingrich has admitted he made mistakes..which candidate has done that so far? Such as the Pelosi add etc. Romney will not and never will admit he made mistakes. Nor will Bachmann and the rest.

Right now it is between Cain and Gingrich for me...and with the experience..Gingrich gets the nod. Is he perfect? NO. Nor is anyone else. BTW. Has he ever taken an out and out nasty swipe at any of the other candidates yet?


41 posted on 11/27/2011 7:20:20 AM PST by crz
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To: Reagan69
"I think we are heading for a brokered convention. At this point, I’d take Paul Ryan or ... well, Paul Ryan.

Sure works for me, but realistically what are the prospects for a brokered convention? Is percentage or fractional awarding of state delegates according to primary totals now national GOP policy, or is that determined by individual states,with some still retaining a winner-take-all stance? Fractional assignment could indeed lead to a brokered convention, keeping alive the faint hope of a Ryan-Rubio ticket that could give us a good shot at holding the White House for the next 16 years.

42 posted on 11/27/2011 7:33:18 AM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: crz
"Right now it is between Cain and Gingrich for me...and with the experience..Gingrich gets the nod. Is he perfect? NO. Nor is anyone else. BTW. Has he ever taken an out and out nasty swipe at any of the other candidates yet?"

I tend to agree, and as Newt has said, any of them are preferable to what we have now. And attacking other GOP candidates (as we see here all the time) only plays into Obama's hands. It makes me question the motives of some posters.

43 posted on 11/27/2011 7:33:23 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Is a Clintoon endorsement all the Libturds have left to smear Newt with?
Not that Newt is on my list of favorites, but really, after all Clinton Inc. has done to crush the Newt, Willie is using toxic praise to screw him.


44 posted on 11/27/2011 7:39:47 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: kjo
He has ideas, some good, some not so good,

So are we willing to find out the ones he has not told us about? Like still remaining aboard the AGW train? How pissed are some going to be to find out he pushes the Carbon crap?

45 posted on 11/27/2011 8:31:42 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: kjo
He has ideas, some good, some not so good,

So are we willing to find out the ones he has not told us about? Like still remaining aboard the AGW train? How pissed are some going to be to find out he pushes the Carbon crap?

46 posted on 11/27/2011 8:31:46 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: kjo
He has ideas, some good, some not so good,

So are we willing to find out the ones he has not told us about? Like still remaining aboard the AGW train? How pissed are some going to be to find out he pushes the Carbon crap?

47 posted on 11/27/2011 8:31:49 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: meatloaf

For true conservatives, Billy Jeff just gave Gingrich the kiss of death.
___________________________________________________________

I was wondering if that was the point. Hmmmmmm.


48 posted on 11/27/2011 8:44:44 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: meatloaf

For true conservatives, Billy Jeff just gave Gingrich the kiss of death.
___________________________________________________________

I was wondering if that was the point. Hmmmmmm.


49 posted on 11/27/2011 8:45:01 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: meatloaf

For true conservatives, Billy Jeff just gave Gingrich the kiss of death.
___________________________________________________________

I was wondering if that was the point. Hmmmmmm.


50 posted on 11/27/2011 8:45:05 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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