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Morning Joe host rebukes Gingrich as 'bad person' (Scarborough)
The Hill ^ | December 6, 2011 | Josh Lederman

Posted on 12/06/2011 6:25:01 AM PST by maggief

ormer Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) offered a stunningly candid rebuke to Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, calling him a "bad person" and accusing him of demonizing his political opponents.

"When he puts on his political helmet, he is a terrible person," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC. "He may be a nice person at home, [but] people that don't know Newt at home need to know this."

Scarborough ticked off a list of comments Gingrich has made about his opponents before singling out Gingrich's comparison of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (D) to Joseph Stalin.

"I may disagree with her personally, but she's given her life to political service," he said. "He compares her to Joseph Stalin, who killed 30 million people?"

He also blasted Gingrich for calling Democrats a bigger threat to the United States than Nazis, the Congressional Budget Office a socialist institution and for insulting conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

"He dehumanizes people," Scarborough said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: badbadbad; badgingrich; badnewt; badperson

1 posted on 12/06/2011 6:25:01 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

lol

Man I am liking Gingrich even more now!

lol

I hope Gingrich “dehumanizes” Obama ;P


2 posted on 12/06/2011 6:33:48 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: maggief

I’m not a Gingrich fan, but these RINOs are so nauseating in their cowardice. They want to be friends with the liberals. They’re like little house boys who want to fit into the liberal country club trying so desperately to be accepted.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 6:33:58 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: maggief

Maybe Sibelius is not really a Stalinist but simply a Fascist.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 6:34:12 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: maggief

Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) was a Republican. I just cannot get my hands around that.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 6:35:22 AM PST by grb
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To: maggief

“When Secretary Sebelius said the other day she would punish insurance companies who told the truth about Obamacare, she was behaving exactly in the spirit of the Soviet tyranny,” Newt said. “If she is going to represent left-wing thought police about Obamacare, she should be forced to resign by the new Congress.”

Sounds like Newt is correct to me.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 6:35:35 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: maggief

Scarborough once again playing his role of Uncle Tom on MSNBC to the ‘nth’ degree.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 6:36:18 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: maggief

In other words Scarborough believes Gingrich can wipe the floor with Obama.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 6:36:26 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: maggief

You WILL nominate Romney! I repeat, you WILL nominate Romney! He is the appointed one. It is his turn.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 6:37:22 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: maggief

Note to self: Don’t miss Rush today.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 6:38:52 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: maggief
Politics is a contact sport. Presidential politics is a blood sport. Deal with it or stay away.
11 posted on 12/06/2011 6:41:07 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: maggief

What? We have a candidate who has the stones to take it to the Democrats?

I thought only Sarah Palin had a pair.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 6:41:15 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: maggief
Didn't Joe have a staffer who died under mysterious circumstances in his office?

Who does he think he is demonizing Newt?

13 posted on 12/06/2011 6:41:28 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ILS21R
“If she is going to represent left-wing thought police about Obamacare, she should be forced to resign by the new Congress.”

Sounds like Newt is correct to me.

That Newt will use a term like 'left-wing thought police' means he 'gets it'.

Sounds correct to me too...

14 posted on 12/06/2011 6:41:39 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: maggief

Just as I was about to turn off the Beck program I heard him interviewing Newt. The only way I would vote for Newt is if he is the nominee because the alternative is worse maybe not a lot worse but worse. Sore nose on election day again.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 6:42:13 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Ole Okie

“What? We have a candidate who has the stones to take it to the Democrats?”

Newt has no fear. He has my vote. But I worry about his consistency. I fear the unexpected from Newt. (Which is far preferable to what I know we’ll get from Obama).


16 posted on 12/06/2011 6:43:29 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: maggief

The ESTABLISHMENT, on both sides are scared of Newt. Why???


17 posted on 12/06/2011 6:43:43 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: maggief

How's that MSDNC co-host thingy workin out for ya Joe?

18 posted on 12/06/2011 6:44:32 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: kickonly88

You mean you aren’t going to “show ‘em” and stay home? That seems to be all the rage here on FR any more.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 6:46:04 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Maybe I'll have another look at Herman)
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To: maggief

“When he puts on his political helmet, he is a terrible person,” .....

Oh, and so Then Barry Zero, Barney the Butt-Porate, Marxine Water, Auntie Nan, Diane Fine-swine (ad nauseaum) are not?

Gimme a break.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 6:47:08 AM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

anyone know how Newt insulted Glenn Beck? ..... crazy Glenn sure has had his panties in wad about Newt the last few days ...


21 posted on 12/06/2011 6:52:54 AM PST by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: maggief
I should have DVR'ed Morning Joe after the 2010 election. Mika's reaction was akin to being at a funeral. Now, they're giddy over the recent "great" economic news, and what it portends for next year's elections.

My predictive abilities are limited, but I am confident that late January to early February will see a reversal on the unemployment front. The Christmas season will be over, and the retailers and UPS will have let their seasonal workers go.

There are too many regulatory crosscurrents for private employers to aggressively hire new workers.

IMHO, the 800 lb gorilla in our economy is the housing market. Until it regains a semblance of its vibrancy, our economy will remain stuck in the mud. And unlike the smart feller in the Viagra commercial that "knows how to get things done", the current administration is bereft of folks that know how to get things done without the benefit of crony capitalism.

22 posted on 12/06/2011 6:53:30 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: maggief

Scarborough (D, RomneyBOT): "We dehumanize people"



23 posted on 12/06/2011 6:57:04 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: maggief

I don’t know and no one knows if Newt will make a good President. I think he might. This does bring me to a question; did Newt go to Washington to make friends or to pass legislation that helps the American public and follows the Constitution. I always say about my job I didn’t come to this company to make friends I came here to make a paycheck if I make friends great if not that’s fine too. I have plenty of friends already.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 6:58:19 AM PST by mk2000
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To: WashingtonSource
Gingrich can wipe the floor with Obama, with both teleprompters tied behind his back. IMO, here's a good reason why we should also consider who Newt's enemies are.
25 posted on 12/06/2011 6:58:44 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: maggief

These kinds of attacks from the RINO establishment are causing my support for Newt to grow every single day.

George Will ripped him, calling him a “Marxist.” Tom Coburn tore him apart. And now Scarborough calling him a “bad person.”

Something is fishy here. The liberal media and Republican establishment types are showing us who they’re afraid of.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 7:01:42 AM PST by pcottraux
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To: Past Your Eyes

No. His spinning on why he supports ethanol subsidies, individual mandates for health insurance and individual retirement savings were sickening. The gubmint will GIVE you a choice on how you want to do it but it’s still the gubmint telling you that you have to do something. Whatever happened to leaving people alone?
I will do the “hold the nose” vote.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:09 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: thestob

um... Glen Beck is a mormon like Romney.

Beck is starting to panic now that his fellow mormon may lose.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 7:02:24 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: truthkeeper

Don’t miss Rush today............Ditto


29 posted on 12/06/2011 7:03:01 AM PST by buck61
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m not a fan of Beck, to doomy, gloomy and by the way, buy my book, for me but did you hear the Newt interview? I think Newt has no problem with big gubmint as long as he or his buds are running it.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 7:08:51 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: maggief

Another thing, is it me, our does Bill O’Reilly seem to be rooting for Newt? Whenever I hear his Talking Points commentary it always sounds like GO NEWT GO! If he’s in the tank for him I wish he would come right out and say it.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 7:10:22 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: pcottraux; Jim Robinson

Here’s more ...

“We had to push Newt because he wanted to cave in,” Scarborough said. “Those of us who told Newt, ‘If you don’t fight for a balanced budget and don’t fight for these tax cuts and don’t fight for the cuts in committee chairmanships, etc., etc., that we promised we were going to do, we are going to kick you out’ — those 10 or 15 or so, every one of them — Tom Coburn, Matt Salmon running again in Arizona, all of them. They may not be saying it publicly, but privately they’re sending me e-mails every day going, … ‘How many times does Newt have to teach these people he’s bad for the conservative movement?’ So there’s — I’ve got to say I don’t believe, Mika — there was something in Politico that said people were holding the fire against Newt because they were — they were thinking they might have to make peace with him if he won the nomination. Let me tell you something: The Republican establishment will never make peace with Newt Gingrich. They just won’t.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/06/scarborough-gingrich-not-a-nice-human-being-and-a-terrible-person/#ixzz1flhHowWE


32 posted on 12/06/2011 7:31:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

We have our White House talking points: Newt is nasty and mean spirited. Like “Bush’s fault”, the “mean republican” theme never wears out. What passes for journalists today will ignore the fact that Obama is a vicious, petty, drug-addled socialist, and will focus on the fact that the far left doesn’t like Newt. Of course Newt demonizes his opponents - those on the far left are genuinely evil. Socialism is pure evil, and the Obama Regime is forcing us toward socialism as rapidly as they can. The left deserves to be demonized because they do the work of Satan.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 7:32:29 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: maggief

Newt may have “had” female staffers in his congressional office, but none of them ended up DEAD!


34 posted on 12/06/2011 7:33:52 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

FYI

Post #32.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 7:36:07 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) offered a stunningly candid rebuke to Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, calling him a "bad person" and accusing him of demonizing his political opponents.

Joe...you are a bad REPUBLICAN, Show host and WERE a BAD CONGRESSMAN!!

Joe, since you are on MSPMS...why not change your party from RINO to D.

36 posted on 12/06/2011 8:04:55 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: maggief

Newt is the guy our country needs, NOW.


37 posted on 12/06/2011 8:36:23 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Gator113

This doesn’t worry you?

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Bill-Clinton-Praises-Newt/2011/11/26/id/419143

Bill Clinton Praises Old Foe Newt Gingrich


38 posted on 12/06/2011 8:46:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: Diogenesis

You have shown neither fairness nor class.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:06:26 AM PST by GOP_Harley_Guy
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To: maggief

It has me wondering, maggief!


40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:07:40 AM PST by GOP_Harley_Guy
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To: maggief

There are certainly issues to “worry” about with each of our candidates.

What a person needs to ask themselves is if they ‘really prefer Obama over Newt’, because when the dust settles, that is what it all comes down to.

Our country survives or it goes for another 4 years of Obama and completely crumbles.

Allowing Romney to become the nominee equates to an Obama win and the loss of our country.

Above all else, it is imperative that Obama’s War on America be stopped, period.

Go Newt Go.........


41 posted on 12/06/2011 9:34:20 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: ILS21R
“When Secretary Sebelius said the other day she would punish insurance companies who told the truth about Obamacare.."

Did she actually say this? If so, I agree with Newt, here!

42 posted on 12/06/2011 11:37:06 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: maggief

It takes one to know one. Yes, Gingrich is probably a, “bad person,” but so is Scarborough. At least Gingrich probably hasn’t killed anybody...


43 posted on 12/06/2011 12:08:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Past Your Eyes; kickonly88

Should their be 2 left-leaning parties, a no one to even partially represent the other side?


44 posted on 12/06/2011 12:11:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
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