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Scarborough: Newt 'Not Fit To Be President Of The United States'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/01/2011 5:42:15 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

If Newt Gingrich is the Republican presidential candidate, will Joe Scarborough abstain on election day? The question arises because on Morning Joe today, Scarborough flatly declared that Gingrich "is not fit to be the President of the United States."

It was Newt's acceptance of $1 million-plus in fees from Freddie Mac, while subsequently suggesting that "politicians who profited" from the environment surrounding Fannie and Freddie should go to jail, that set Scarborough off.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: joescarborough; lobbying; newtgingrich; presidentialelection

1 posted on 12/01/2011 5:42:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Newt’s acceptance of Freddie Mac fees while suggesting politicians who profited from Fannie-Freddie should go to jail leads Scarborough to say Newt “not fit to be President of the United States.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 5:44:23 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
FUJS! Is this the new media meme: not fit to be president? Whoopie Goldberg said the same thing about Michelle Bachman this week.

And while Newt certainly has a lot of baggage, no one ever found a dead assistant in his office.

And what's with Mika B - is she trying to look like a boy?

3 posted on 12/01/2011 5:47:35 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Neither is 0bama.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 5:49:04 AM PST by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough is not fit to be a serious analyst. Then again, no one takes him seriously. He is tool of the left and totally irrelevant to the right.

And he has had “Newt envy” for years.

So whether or not Newt is fit, Scarborough’s opinion does not matter and by the way Joe — what about the current occupant!!!!???? Is he fit?


5 posted on 12/01/2011 5:49:48 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who doesn’t know yet that the talking-head-harrumph’ers on msnbc have a staff meeting prior to moourning joe where they agree which Republican candidate to eviscerate on any given day?
These bits of human sewage are beneath contempt. In fact, sewage should be offended that I threw them in alongside.
How obvious is it? They have taken it upon themselves to run interference for their still-unvetted, communist boy-king?
I watch for a few moments every day just to get a whiff of their drift; but it’s painful theater, kind of like watching Sartre’s “Nausea” or “No Exit”. But thank God, there is an exit, it’s called “The Remote”, and I leave with most of my sanity intact.
They are beneath contempt.
Newt is under their skin, though; and he will trounce their obominator. I cannot wait for him to undress the already naked emperor.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 5:54:16 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who is Lori Klausutis?


7 posted on 12/01/2011 5:56:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

...and Scarborough isn’t fit to shine even MY shoes.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 5:56:54 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Hey Joe, any updates on the dead woman found murdered in your Florida office? Just wondering.

Hey Mika, any updates on how your father along with Carter almost brought us to the brink of war with the Soviet Union through his cowardly and weak-kneed Socialist musing? Just wondering.

So until YOU answer these questions, STFU!


9 posted on 12/01/2011 5:58:20 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like a bad virus to me.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 6:00:07 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So says Benedict Scarborough.
11 posted on 12/01/2011 6:00:54 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Unfit, no. I do think nominating Newt would be the triumph of hope over experience.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 6:01:52 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Joe is no different than Ed Schultz or randy rhodes


13 posted on 12/01/2011 6:02:26 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

Well, except he’s thinner than Schultz and less masculine than Rhodes.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 6:04:59 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What qualifies this pseudo-intellectual token “not-liberal whacko” working for a Liberal, partisan hack democrat pr mongering “news” network to be the arbiter of fitness for electability or service any office???

FUJS.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 6:05:55 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Neither was Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, peanuts, bubba, zero, and possibly Bush. They are all the result of our voting for the lesser of one or more other evils.
We're being herded like sheep and I'm done with it. I'll only vote for someone who meets my minimum standards.
16 posted on 12/01/2011 6:06:38 AM PST by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: gop4lyf

That’s my reply for any lefty that says “candidate X is not qualified/fit to be president”.

“And somehow 0bama IS?”


17 posted on 12/01/2011 6:07:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan
A lot of baggage?
Hell, Newt looks like the unsinkable MAGGIE Brown heading for Europe with enough trunks and bags to take care of the Obamas for a year.
18 posted on 12/01/2011 6:10:11 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You’ll have to forgive Joe. He is subject to ideological rape every day by his liberal overlords. His mind is not right.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 6:10:14 AM PST by Juan Medén
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Joe. try coffee for breakfast instead.

20 posted on 12/01/2011 6:12:27 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama isn’t fit to be President of an All Boys Singing Quarter, but look where he is now. I have more faith in Newt than Obama. And between the two, when American lives and business is at stake, I know which one isn’t going to throw us to the wolves.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 6:25:32 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Tupelo

You mean “Molly” Brown—but your comment still holds water!


22 posted on 12/01/2011 6:31:02 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: whitedog57

Amen to your Post #5.

Two nitwits whose brainpower couldn’t light a soon to be outlawed 100 watt bulb.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 6:35:26 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Note the “Newt vs. Non-Newt” screen banner. The left is trying to shove Gingrich into the “anybody but *him*” place that is currently occupied by Romney.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 6:36:08 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It seems several of those that served with him feel that way. I am sure they know where more untold dirt is on newt, I expect one of them to leak before long.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 6:45:04 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t know what “fitness to be President” means. Certainly, I have argued that the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is unfit for the office (and I am not resorting to Constitutional questions).

Mr Gingrich was magnificient as an opposition leader when the Republicans were in the minority in the House of Representative, and I give him great credit for the results of the 1994 election.

However, when Speaker of the House, he reportedly would have a grand idea on a daily basis which then was the top priority. The next day, he would have a new grand idea which became the new top priority.

I think that the president needs to be a little more focused. I think highly of Mr Gingrich, but I shudder at the thought of him as president of the Republic.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 6:55:44 AM PST by bagman
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To: exit82
No! I meant MAGGIE Brown!
Margaret Brown of Denver Colorado (known as Maggie) was the heroine of the play and movie titled, “The Unsinkable Mollie Brown”. For some reason the producers of the play decided that Molly sounded better. In her lifetime Mrs Brown was never called “Mollie”.
This little fact is mentioned by the tour guide at the Brown's "House of Lions" in Denver. And this from the Wikipedia page on Margaret Brown; " She became known after her death as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, although she was not called Molly during her life. Her friends called her Maggie"
27 posted on 12/01/2011 6:58:10 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Tupelo

Interesting—didn’t know that.

Next April 15th will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.


28 posted on 12/01/2011 7:05:05 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

SCARBOROUGH RESPONDS: OBAMA RECORD ‘DISASTROUS,’ WON’T BE VOTING FOR HIM EITHER

In response to an inquiry from this NewsBuster, Joe Scarborough has clarified his comments, making clear that his criticism for Newt shouldn’t be interpreted as support for Obama.

Scarborough statement:

“Anyone who watches the show or reads my Politico column knows that I believe Barack Obama’s economic policies have been disastrous as they pertain to the issue I have fought for over 20 years: reducing the national debt. I have also consistently expressed grave misgivings about the president’s foreign policy for years. So while I respect the president and am confident he is doing what he believes to be best for America, his views are dramatically different than mine.

“The assumption of some Gingrich supporters that my critiques of their candidate can somehow be twisted into support for Barack Obama suggests a knowing ignorance of my political beliefs over 20 years. I was more conservative than Gingrich while in Congress (95% ACU rating) and have remained more conservative than Mr. Gingrich since leaving Congress. Unlike the former speaker, I have supported the Ryan Budget, didn’t get rich off of Freddie and Fannie, criticized Ethinol and never bragged about being a Rockefeller Republican.”I have nothing personal against Newt. He’s just not consistently conservative enough to win my vote. Barack Obama is also obviously not conservative enough to gain my vote.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/12/01/scarborough-newt-not-fit-be-president-united-states#ixzz1fIMLmgjY


29 posted on 12/01/2011 7:05:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: org.whodat
Oh please we know all of Newt's dirt. He is fit to be President. When people say that are comparing him to Obama?
30 posted on 12/01/2011 7:06:15 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: bagman
I don’t know what “fitness to be President” means.

In short, he must be an arrogant elitist with Marxist tendencies... according to any lib you would talk to.

31 posted on 12/01/2011 7:08:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How dumb is this guy? The ONLY untainted guy to be President is Jimmy Carter as far as I know. We have had nothing but fornicators and liars as President and just a little research would prove it out.


32 posted on 12/01/2011 7:13:47 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough says that Newt isn’t conservative enough for his vote, and Scarborough’s been attacking the Tea Party for being radical since they started.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 7:33:45 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

JoeSchmoe running interference for RINO Romney...


34 posted on 12/01/2011 7:57:51 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: angcat
I doubt that, the vote against him had a bigger driver than the charges, when he was kicked out of congress. I know now you are going to say he was not kicked out. He knew he was going to be fired from the speakers position, so he left, but he would never have done it without a big push.
35 posted on 12/01/2011 8:05:15 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I felt kind of bad when the conservatives got together and drove him out of the speakership because he lost his ideological moorings.

So did you, Mr. Scarborough.

"The assumption of some Gingrich supporters that my critiques of their candidate can somehow be twisted into support for Barack Obama suggests a knowing ignorance of my political beliefs over 20 years. I was more conservative than Gingrich while in Congress (95% ACU rating) and have remained more conservative than Mr. Gingrich since leaving Congress.

That's not saying much.

Unlike the former speaker, I have supported the Ryan Budget, didn't get rich off of Freddie and Fannie, criticized Ethinol and never bragged about being a Rockefeller Republican.

Unlike the former Speaker, who only sat on a couch with Pelosi Galore, you co-host a show on a loathsome network and let your co-host spout insane far-left ravings, and many times, espouse views that skirt right up to them.

You can sugarcoat excrement all you want, Scarborough. I'm not bitin'.

36 posted on 12/01/2011 8:30:51 AM PST by sauropod (Ann Coulter does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did he really misspell ethanol? Under the Dan Quayle standard I guess that makes Joe unfit for office too. ;-)


37 posted on 12/01/2011 10:36:27 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What’s new? There has never been a “fit” Republican or conservative nominee, candidate or President. The only acceptable Republicans have been beaten in an election or they are dead.


38 posted on 12/01/2011 3:30:23 PM PST by Toespi
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