Skip to comments.Bombshell: Prominent establishment Republican endorses establishment Republican favorite
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. Im 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, Wheres 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 didnt like it much myself, Newt.
Who benefits more here, Romney or Gingrich? Anyone whose vote might turn on a GHWB endorsement is already in Mitts 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 theyre trying to choose a Not Romney from among Gingrich, Perry, and Bachmann.
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.
The biggest mistake Ronald Reagan made.... GHWB.......took him one day to flush Reagan down the toilet
Did we really ask him?
Who asked him?
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.
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?)
Trying to find one of those photos of Bush and Clinton, and turned up this video instead.
Agreed. I refer to him as the anti-Reagan. I couldn't bring myself to vote for him in either '88 or '92.
GO NEWT GO.......
Sorry, I didn’t realize it ended with a four letter word. Caution for those who don’t want to hear that.
( Sardonic humor switch to off... )
“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.
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.
A new breeze is blowing, and the old bipartisanship must be made new again.
To my friendsand yes, I do mean friendsin the loyal oppositionand 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.
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 generosityshared, and written, together.”
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...
Was that real?
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?”.
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.
No idea. I never saw it before. I would assume not, but still rather amusing, even if it was assembled by some leftie.
Any wonder major President BJ. Gingrich forced your as@ like a puppet and thank God he did. Got so much that was right done.
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.
I echo your GO NEWT, Gator113!
The Liberal RINO Seal of Approval for Gingrich. An endorsement from the man who pretty much led the GOP to Liberalism
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.
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