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Attention Elliott Abrams on Newt: Did Daniels, Barbour, Rollins Know?
American Spectator ^ | 1.26.12 | JEFFREY LORD

Posted on 01/26/2012 2:58:33 PM PST by Qbert

I like Elliott Abrams. Big time.

But…gee. Elliott…Elliott…Elliott.

Mr. Abrams is in the news for this piece over at National Review Online

Sounds saleable, yes? Ex-Reagan State Department aide cites Newt criticism on Reagan.

There's a problem with this story.

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Never… not once… did Elliott Abrams ever say to me something along the lines of "that SOB Newt said X." Never. I never heard it from Elliott, and perhaps even more to the point I never heard it from a colleague in our office. One would hear things about, say, then Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter or some such. The President himself would get irked at Specter. But Newt Gingrich? Anti-Reagan? A problem of some sort for the Reagan White House political office? Not a prayer.

If this were a problem, not once did Elliott Abrams ever say a word to me. So the question is: did he say this to someone else? Was there someone inside the Reagan political office who knew all this and never said a word? These folks are around to ask.

One was just on TV addressing the nation the other night. That would be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels -- the overall boss of the Reagan political office. And then there's now former Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi, just below Mitch Daniels in the pecking order in the day. Neither ever said a word to the rest of us about Newt being anti-Reagan...

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But quite specifically, if Elliott Abrams ever was seriously concerned about Newt Gingrich's relationship with Ronald Reagan he never… ever… brought it to the attention of the White House political office. To the best of my knowledge.

Or… he did. And the answers are there to be had from Governors Daniels and Barbour and from Ed Rollins.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: elliottabrams; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; romney; ronaldreagan; rush; rushlimbaugh; waronnewt
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 2:58:37 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY BACKSTABBER ROMNEY,
THE SWIMMER AND THE FELON.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 3:02:32 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Qbert

I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but McCain, Cantor, Barbour and one other person had started up a website/page on a new Republican set of ideas....that was pulled down unexplainedly on election night, 2010.

Now, what does that say?


3 posted on 01/26/2012 3:04:12 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Qbert

For those who don’t know, Elliot Abrams is a neocon, formerly a Democrat working with Democrat Senators who switched over to supporting Reagan when it became apparent Pres. Carter had a hollow foreign policy.

Abrhams was up to his eyeballs in Iran Contra. Lawrence Walsh, the Independent Counsel tasked with investigating the case, prepared multiple felony counts against Abrams but never indicted him. Instead, Abrams entered into a plea agreement with Walsh and pled guilty to two misdemeanors of withholding information from Congress.

On February 5, 1997, the D.C. Court of Appeals publicly censured Abrams for giving false testimony on three occasions before congressional committees.

He wasn’t exonerated of these crimes, either. He was pardoned by Pres. George W. Bush before leaving office.

Abrams is a Senior Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and was a member of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), an American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that lasted from 1997 to 2006. It was co-founded as a non-profit educational organization by neoconservatives William Kristol and Robert Kagan. The PNAC’s stated goal was “to promote American global leadership...” or, more succinctly, Globalism.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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5 posted on 01/26/2012 3:19:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Diogenesis

List of those in the GOP Elite AKA GOPE AKA GO PEe
is getting longer. Congress is part of the GO PEe.

Since the approval of congress is lower than the MSM, Newt Needs to continue to run against the MSM and GO PEe.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 3:28:36 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: SatinDoll

On February 5, 1997, the D.C. Court of Appeals publicly censured Abrams for giving false testimony on three occasions before congressional committees.

So people are suppose to believe a guy who lied 3 times?


7 posted on 01/26/2012 3:32:15 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

“So people are suppose to believe a guy who lied 3 times?”

Exactly. I would hesitate to believe anything said by Mr. Abrams about a Conservative Republican like Gingrich.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 3:37:16 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

George W. Bush pardoned him? Or was it George Herbert Walker Bush?


9 posted on 01/26/2012 3:37:28 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: Diogenesis

Pretty amazing how those two pictures were taken within seconds of each other.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 3:40:35 PM PST by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: Terry Mross

“On February 5, 1997, the D.C. Court of Appeals publicly censured Abrams for giving false testimony on three occasions before congressional committees.”

“He wasn’t exonerated of these crimes, either. He was pardoned by Pres. George W. Bush before leaving office.”

Since the date is 1997, one assumes that G.W.Bush is the correct President.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 3:41:21 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: hoosiermama
Let us all keep a record of who the RINO Establishment Elites are. These RINO enemies ARE the problem within the GOP. These the RINOs must be removed or neutered.
12 posted on 01/26/2012 3:52:35 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SatinDoll

I read Elliot Abrams’ book years ago. I really felt bad for him the way that Lawrence Walsh destroyed his life and his finances. Imagine trying to raise a family going through what he did.

But apparently the target may have become a bully himself.

I’ve been warning the past week about all of the Trojan Horse former Democrats working with Romney...


13 posted on 01/26/2012 3:55:52 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: SatinDoll

Abrams was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush, in December 1992?


14 posted on 01/26/2012 4:02:59 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Post5203

Really! What is your source?

Mine was Wikipedia. If they’re inaccurate, they should be informed.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 4:06:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

Haha...That’s funny...my source was Wikepedia also.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 4:29:56 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Qbert
Some of us who aren't still wet behind the ears remember when we first met Newt. He was the guy who spoke the truth about Fort Worthless Jim Wright. He was the soul of the Contract with America. He was the man my Russian emigre friend and I clinked Champagne glasses to on the first Wednesday of November 1994 in a class otherwise attended by brain-dead liberals. We didn't do that for Dennis Hastert. We didn't even know who he was.

To be sure, there was the disturbing Global Warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi. At least Newt acknowledged that he was wrong to do that. Has Willard ever similarly acknowledged a political mistake?

Did two little old grandparents driving their car on their way to buy Christmas presents ever "intercept" any Romney cellphone calls? The reason they didn't is that Romney was never a threat to the liberal left. This was the only cellphone call intercepted and recorded so far by ordinary people in the history of electronics. Or maybe it wasn't.

Rush says the liberals will always tell us who their enemies are. Before anyone ever heard of Sarah Palin, they told us they hated Newt.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 01/26/2012 4:32:33 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Qbert
If this were a problem, not once did Elliott Abrams ever say a word to me.

Uh, that's because Newt wasn't that big a deal in those days.

If some backbencher badmouths the President discussing it usually isn't worth the effort -- and Abrams had a lot of other things to worry about in those days.

Also, a lot of Newt's complaints about Reagan were what Abrams would have heard from his father-in-law, Norman Podhoretz, and this may have been a sore point for him.

18 posted on 01/26/2012 4:40:09 PM PST by x
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To: Qbert; Jim Robinson

This author, Jeffrey Lord, was just on with Mark Levin about a half hour ago.
They basically called Elliot Abrams a big fat liar.

The best part was when Mark played audio of Nancy Reagan speaking at a 1995 GOP fundraiser about how Goldwater passed the torch to Ronnie, and how Ronnie passed the torch to Newt Gingrich. This was contrasted with audio of Mittens from the same era saying how he was “an independent” and a “progressive” and how he didn’t “want to go back to Reagan and Bush”.

It was devastating stuff (for Mittens).

I hope the Gingrich camp is listening very carefully to Mark Levin.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 4:43:30 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Qbert

bttt


20 posted on 01/26/2012 5:01:31 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: SatinDoll

G.W. Bush was elected in 2000. Since it was 1997, I assume the writer meant G. Herbert W. Bush.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 8:20:44 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: Terry Mross

OH! [head slap] You’re right, only Clinton was Prez in 1997.

George H.W. Bush left office in 1992. So it must of been George W. Bush post 2000 sometime.

How does that sound? You know, we both sound crazed!!


22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:58:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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