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Bombshell: Prominent establishment Republican endorses establishment Republican favorite
Hot Air ^ | December 22,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:42:02 PM PST by Hojczyk

Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said.

“I had a conflict with him at one point,” Bush recalled, alluding to the crucial moment in 1990 when a recession drove him to renege on his “no new taxes” pledge. He needed a bipartisan group of party leaders, including then-House Whip Gingrich, to stand with him.

“He was there, right outside the Oval Office. I met with all the Republican leaders, all the Democratic leaders,” Bush recalled. “The plan was, we were all going to walk out into the Rose Garden and announce this deal. Newt was right there. Got ready to go out in the Rose Garden, and I said, ‘Where’s Gingrich?’ Went up to Capitol Hill. He was here a minute ago. Went up there and started lobbying against the thing.

“He told me one time later on, he said, ‘This is the most difficult thing I ever had to do.’ I said, ‘I didn’t like it much myself, Newt.’”

Who benefits more here, Romney or Gingrich? Anyone whose vote might turn on a GHWB endorsement is already in Mitt’s corner, I assume, whereas Newt gets a boost from still-undecided base voters being reminded that he walked away from tax hikes 20 years ago even though it meant disappointing a Republican president. Conservatives love that side of him. Might matter when they’re trying to choose a Not Romney from among Gingrich, Perry, and Bachmann.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush41; ghwbush

1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:42:07 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
“He was there, right outside the Oval Office. I met with all the Republican leaders, all the Democratic leaders,” Bush recalled. “The plan was, we were all going to walk out into the Rose Garden and announce this deal. Newt was right there. Got ready to go out in the Rose Garden, and I said, ‘Where’s Gingrich?’ Went up to Capitol Hill. He was here a minute ago. Went up there and started lobbying against the thing.

Sounds like another reason to like Gingrich. Undermining a RINO President's attempt at a tax hike. If President Bush had listened to Newt, we possibly would not have had Slick Willard for eight years.

2 posted on 12/22/2011 2:44:38 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Hojczyk

The biggest mistake Ronald Reagan made.... GHWB.......took him one day to flush Reagan down the toilet


3 posted on 12/22/2011 2:44:51 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Did we really ask him?


4 posted on 12/22/2011 2:50:39 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Who asked him?


5 posted on 12/22/2011 2:51:31 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Hojczyk

I’m not a Newt fan, but this certainly makes me like him a bit more.

That was the worst, stupidest, most idiotic thing that Bush-1 ever did. Moronic. Suicidal. And he thinks that this will HURT Gingrich?

Maybe he’s secretly trying to help him. But no, he isn’t that smart.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 2:52:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hojczyk

Actually, it didn’t even take a day, but minutes. His ‘kinder, gentler’ Inaugural address did it right there, with Reagan standing on the podium. I remember being absolutely livid at the time.

(btw, was ‘kinder, gentler’ a Peggy Noonan line?)


7 posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:15 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Hojczyk

Trying to find one of those photos of Bush and Clinton, and turned up this video instead.

Very funny!

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Bush+and+Clinton+Commercial&mid=60ACA656EC548D12B79A60ACA656EC548D12B79A&view=detail&FORM=VIRE5


8 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hojczyk
The biggest mistake Ronald Reagan made.... GHWB.......took him one day to flush Reagan down the toilet

Agreed. I refer to him as the anti-Reagan. I couldn't bring myself to vote for him in either '88 or '92.

9 posted on 12/22/2011 2:58:04 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hojczyk

GO NEWT GO.......


10 posted on 12/22/2011 2:58:07 PM 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: Cicero

Sorry, I didn’t realize it ended with a four letter word. Caution for those who don’t want to hear that.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 3:00:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hojczyk
Oh goody, I can't wait until his wife, you know the one that had such a high opinion of Sarah Palin chimes in! That will settle it for me!

( Sardonic humor switch to off... )

12 posted on 12/22/2011 3:08:03 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Hojczyk

“The biggest mistake Ronald Reagan made.... GHWB.......took him one day to flush Reagan down the toilet”

Some excerpts from the first and final inaugural address of George Herbert Walker Bush, January 20, 1989:

“America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the Nation and gentler the face of the world. My friends, we have work to do.
...
I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good. We will work hand in hand, encouraging, sometimes leading, sometimes being led, rewarding. We will work on this in the White House, in the Cabinet agencies. I will go to the people and the programs that are the brighter points of light, and I will ask every member of my government to become involved. The old ideas are new again because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.

We need a new engagement, too, between the Executive and the Congress.
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We need compromise; we have had dissension. We need harmony; we have had a chorus of discordant voices.

For Congress, too, has changed in our time. There has grown a certain divisiveness. We have seen the hard looks and heard the statements in which not each other’s ideas are challenged, but each other’s motives. And our great parties have too often been far apart and untrusting of each other.
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A new breeze is blowing, and the old bipartisanship must be made new again.

To my friends—and yes, I do mean friends—in the loyal opposition—and yes, I mean loyal: I put out my hand. I am putting out my hand to you, Mr. Speaker. I am putting out my hand to you Mr. Majority Leader.
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The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity—shared, and written, together.”

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush%27s_Inaugural_Address


13 posted on 12/22/2011 3:10:37 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
If President Bush had listened to Newt, we possibly would not have had Slick Willard for eight years.

Had he listened to Dan Quayle who said don't do the Mitchell / Sununu / Darmin Tax compromise which cost him the election, we wouldn't have had Willard, but President Quayle later on. Who probably would have whacked Osama Bin Laden in the desert with a barrage of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, instead of diddling an intern and playing golf and 9/11 would have never happened...

14 posted on 12/22/2011 3:14:31 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Cicero

Was that real?


15 posted on 12/22/2011 3:24:46 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Hojczyk

GHWB - “Read my lips - no new taxes”.

Democrooks - “Listen, we got a deal for you, and we promise to be honest and do what we say we’ll do. You go ahead and go along to get along and we’ll pass something you can sign that’ll be good for the nation (eh, we mean, Party)”.

GHWB - “Sounds prudent”.

Newt - “Are you effing insane?!?! These crooks are going to bend you over like a child molester just arrived at prison”.

GHWB - “Naw, I can trust them. I feel their compassion”.

Newt - “Are you effing nuts?”.

GHWB - “Hehehe, naw, you’re just another voodoo Reagan nut. I’m gonna do what’s prudent”.

Newt - “Are you effing nuts?”.

GHWB - “Gotta get that compassion out there....gotta keep us RINOs in good with the masses”.

Newt - “Are you effing nuts?”.

GHWB - “Why, yeah, I do like nuts. What’s your point?”.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 3:25:43 PM PST by nesnah
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To: EDINVA
I remember being absolutely livid at the time.

I was stunned. Of course, since I never had forgiven him for that crack about the voodoo economics, this just cemented my opinion of him; it's just that one would have expected him to have learned something after eight years.

17 posted on 12/22/2011 3:31:00 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Excellence

No idea. I never saw it before. I would assume not, but still rather amusing, even if it was assembled by some leftie.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 3:33:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hojczyk
I’m not his biggest advocate

Any wonder major President BJ. Gingrich forced your as@ like a puppet and thank God he did. Got so much that was right done.

19 posted on 12/22/2011 4:02:28 PM PST by Logical me
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The sad part is that the senile old RINO STILL doesn’t realize that the Tax Hike was stupid........if this is his reason for picking Romney over Gingrich it tells you everything you need to know.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 4:05:13 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Palin didn't run, The Presidency was Her's for the taking)
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To: Gator113; Hojczyk

I echo your GO NEWT, Gator113!


21 posted on 12/22/2011 4:22:20 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Hojczyk

The Liberal RINO Seal of Approval for Gingrich. An endorsement from the man who pretty much led the GOP to Liberalism


22 posted on 12/22/2011 4:25:06 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Hojczyk

As far as I can determine, the only difference between an Establishment Republican and an Establishment Democrat is better taste in food, liquor, and clothing, a proclivity toward trophy wives, and a lifetime membership in a country club.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 4:41:38 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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