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Jeb to Newt: Stop the ‘Ridiculous’ Crist Talk
National Review ^ | January 27, 2012 | Robert Costa

Posted on 01/27/2012 8:28:07 AM PST by Qbert

Jacksonville, Fla. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush tells National Review Online that Newt Gingrich should stop insinuating that Mitt Romney aides, due to their past work for Charlie Crist, are part of a moderate GOP conspiracy.

Earlier this week, for example, Gingrich told supporters that Romney hired Crist staffers, and emphasized the significance of this fact. “We discovered last night that Mitt Romney has picked up Charlie Crist’s campaign manager,” Gingrich said. “I thought that told you everything you need to know about this primary.”

“That’s not a serious accusation,” Bush says. “Candidates win elections. I’m not a big Charlie Crist fan, as you recall, but these guys shouldn’t have that moniker attached to them, as if Governor Romney is part of some evil plot. That’s ridiculous.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; jebbush; newt; romney

"Former Florida governor Jeb Bush tells National Review Online that Newt Gingrich should stop insinuating that Mitt Romney aides, due to their past work for Charlie Crist, are part of a moderate GOP conspiracy."

Notice how Jeb attacks Newt for making a reasonable assumption based upon facts... yet he says nothing about the fact that Romney's hit men have been making grotesque insinuations based on falsehoods about Newt all over the place...

1 posted on 01/27/2012 8:28:17 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Jeb knows his Saul Alinsky; ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:07 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: Qbert
Jeb the ‘pink mafia’ is EVIL. Ask Foley.
3 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:37 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Qbert

The RINOs are really, really doubling down and pulling out all the stops in Florida. Everyone is against Newt.

Florida is their Maginot line. For Newt is, is it WW1 or WW2?


4 posted on 01/27/2012 8:32:11 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Qbert

I totally agree..........:)


5 posted on 01/27/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Qbert

If Jesse Jackson ever said anything that was right, it was, “stay out da bushes”


6 posted on 01/27/2012 8:34:38 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Qbert

A Newt win will most likely end Jeb’s political future.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 8:35:59 AM PST by pallis
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To: Qbert

I appreciate W more & more for keeping quiet.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 8:36:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Qbert

Sounds like Jeb doth protest too much. I’ve said for a while now that Romney’s glass jaw is his liberal record, which is now being further evidenced by his hiring of Crist’s people. It’s a huge glass jaw right in front of Newt, and Newt isn’t delivering the knock-out blow. Santorum finally threw a punch at it last night in the debates on the subject of RomneyCare. But Newt needs to hit Mitt on it hard: Planned Parenthood, Assault Weapons Ban, O’RomneyCare, fiscal mismanagement of Massachusetts. These are the things that can keep us from a Mitt Romney nomination. Newt has to hit him where it hurts.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 8:36:26 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: bigdirty; Qbert
The RINOs are really, really doubling down and pulling out all the stops in Florida. Everyone is against Newt.

Florida is their Maginot line. For Newt is, is it WW1 or WW2? Newt is always ahead of the curve. We're currently in WWIV against the jihadis. Newt's going to fight like it's WWV.

10 posted on 01/27/2012 8:36:50 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: bigdirty; Qbert
The RINOs are really, really doubling down and pulling out all the stops in Florida. Everyone is against Newt.

Florida is their Maginot line. For Newt is, is it WW1 or WW2? Newt is always ahead of the curve. We're currently in WWIV against the jihadis. Newt's going to fight like it's WWV.

11 posted on 01/27/2012 8:37:37 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Qbert

A coordinated attack yesterday by the RINO establishment was just coincidental. Right, Jeb?


12 posted on 01/27/2012 8:39:49 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Qbert
Those articles yesterday didn't come out of thin air. This tactic by Romney will backfire on him and when Newt gets the nomination then Mittens will need to decide whether he backs Newt or uses the scorched earth policy and destroys the whole GOP.
My guess is Mittens tries to scorch the GOP and starts kissing Obama’s ass rather hard. That's what “GOP Moderates” do all the time.
13 posted on 01/27/2012 8:41:15 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Qbert
“A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man!” ―Jebediah Bush's famous speech
14 posted on 01/27/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Qbert

STAY OUT THE BUSHES

15 posted on 01/27/2012 8:43:07 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: bigdirty; Qbert
The RINOs are really, really doubling down and pulling out all the stops in Florida. Everyone is against Newt.

Florida is their Maginot line. For Newt is, is it WW1 or WW2?

Newt is always ahead of the curve. We're currently in WWIV against the jihadis. Newt's going to fight like it's WWV.

16 posted on 01/27/2012 8:43:20 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: tobyhill
I've been waiting a long time to be able to tell the RINO's to 'get on board' for a change.

And they'd damn well better.

17 posted on 01/27/2012 8:44:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Qbert

Note to Jeb: you’re a RINO.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 8:45:35 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: Qbert
I don't think I have ever been so cynical about elections in my entire life, and I am 65. I have this feeling in my gut we are just being played. Gingrinch terrific in SC debates, Santorum coming out in FL to take votes away from Newt, pushing Romney since they know he won't win against Obama... Clearing the way for Bush/Rubio in 2016?

Like I said, cynical. I've so over the Republican Party at this point I don't think any of my money is going to any of their candidates.

19 posted on 01/27/2012 8:48:20 AM PST by gramho12
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To: Qbert

Sounds like Jeb is looking for something to pile on about.

Romney is a liberal and it is fitting he would employ Crist aides.

And to Jeb, I will never vote for another Bush. Bye now and thanks.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 8:51:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Technically speaking Jeb is not a RINO. He may well be a Mexican.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 8:52:42 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: All

The Bushes are all alike. Reagan’s biggest mistake was probably putting Bush 41 on the ticket.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 8:54:26 AM PST by Valentine Michael Smith (This world and at least one more.)
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To: Dawgreg
I know he's obviously for Romney, but I would ask Jeb- if you're going to play this holier than thou role, the "neutral mediator" role, or whatever this supposedly is... what are you going to do then to stop these hit jobs and coordinated attacks? I don't mean just rhetoric- I mean actions.

(Of course I don't expect very much to happen.)

23 posted on 01/27/2012 8:55:23 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
More like their Maglev Line where they spend all their spare cash ('cause Mitt ain't spending his own on this), waste the energy of all their professional campaign aides, and bore the tears out of the voting base of the Republican party.

They then lift right off the ground and fall over in the ditch.

24 posted on 01/27/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
He's a MINO, Mexican In Name Only.
25 posted on 01/27/2012 8:57:24 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: bigdirty
Florida is their Maginot line. For Newt is, is it WW1 or WW2?

..yes, Newt, forget the poison gas and go nuclear...

26 posted on 01/27/2012 8:57:56 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: tumblindice

A note, couple of jet fighters just took off from Fort Belvoir’s jet field ~ flew NW right over the house too. SOMETHING IMPORANT OUT THERE ~ may be a light plane straying off course.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 8:58:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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28 posted on 01/27/2012 9:01:00 AM 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: Qbert

Newt must have hit a nerve.


29 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: muawiyah

I’m kinda busy now defrosting my Fortress of Solitude, but if you think it’s important—let me put my cape on and I’ll be right there ...

Up, up and away! Adjusting costume/uniform @ Mach2.
Dang, I hate it when my tights ride-up.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by tumblindice (Why didn't we ever see Superman flying in a lawn chair? Or an easy chair. He never looks comfortable)
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To: skeeter

Are you serious? They won’t get on board. They never had any intention of being part of...they want total control.

You’ll see em fleeing in droves if Newt wins the Nomination.

Bunch of Jumping Jimmy Jeffords.

Like Ole Bob Dole. He did good at being a Bitch to the Demonrats all the years he was in Congress. It wasn’t until
he assumed a Majority leadership role did he fail miserably and he sold out the movement in the 90’s. He enjoyed being bent over and politically gang raped by the Democrats.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:41 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: gramho12
Like I said, cynical. I've so over the Republican Party at this point I don't think any of my money is going to any of their candidates.

The whole sorry thing reminds me of that joke about the guy who picks up a hitchhiker. The hitchhiker pulls a gun on him, forces him to pull over and take off all his clothes, then ties his wrists to his ankles and leaves him there, naked and hunched over on the side of the road. The poor guy is wondering what he's going to do, when suddenly out of nowhere a cop car pulls up and, to the guy's immense relief, a cop steps out and walks toward him. "Officer!" cries the grateful man, "am I glad to see you! I gave this guy a ride, and he pulled a gun on me, and took my car, and left me just like this." At which point the cop pulls down his zipper and says, "Boy ... this just ain't your day!"

32 posted on 01/27/2012 9:08:59 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Qbert

Jeb Bush has just guaranteed that he will never get my vote or support.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 9:10:32 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Qbert
F U J
34 posted on 01/27/2012 9:22:48 AM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: Qbert
“That’s not a serious accusation,” Bush says. “Candidates win elections. I’m not a big Charlie Crist fan, as you recall, but these guys shouldn’t have that moniker attached to them, as if Governor Romney is part of some evil plot. That’s ridiculous.”

Just another bush pimping for himself.

Wait until there are still 4 candidates and no one has enough to get the nomination, then the pubbies will come forth with the savior, Bush III.

He is perfect, his wife is a mesican, his daughter is a druggy, his beautiful son, Jorge, has 57 white teeth {or is it 50?} and he has pappy and GWB with him.

I am going to be sick.

35 posted on 01/27/2012 9:27:26 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: VRWCarea51

Dole knuckled under during the budget standoff and left Gingrich twisting in the wind. Many think thats what led to Newts plunge in popularity & subsequent departure from congress.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 9:36:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Qbert
“That’s not a serious accusation,” Bush says. “Candidates win elections. I’m not a big Charlie Crist fan, as you recall, but these guys shouldn’t have that moniker attached to them, as if Governor Romney is part of some evil plot. That’s ridiculous.”

Evil plot? Sounds like those are Jeb's words, not Newt's. So now Newt's not allowed to simply state a fact without the Rinos crying foul?

37 posted on 01/27/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT/PERRY or NEWT/SANTORUM or NEWT/PALIN 2012!)
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To: skeeter
I appreciate W more & more for keeping quiet.

I do too, but in all fairness, W probably also knows that his endorsement could do more harm than good (mostly unfairly, but there it is).

38 posted on 01/27/2012 10:00:05 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Qbert

“Stay out of the Bushes”, the only sage advice Jesse Jackson was ever able to offer.


39 posted on 01/27/2012 10:51:56 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Qbert

or it could be that Crist was using elitist staffers and Jeb and cronies use them.

Jeb is best served by sitting back, shutting up, and staying out of this.

Crist staffers MATTER.

we do not need another effete in office.

it is bad enough crist’s appointee is running for the senate.


40 posted on 01/27/2012 11:05:39 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tumblindice

Then this happened:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I16_8l0yS-g


41 posted on 01/27/2012 11:40:24 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Paleo Conservative

Drudge is portraying an internet poll as if it were a real poll.

so much for immunity from left wing spin.


42 posted on 01/27/2012 11:54:52 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Qbert
"I’m not a big Charlie Crist fan, as you recall, but these guys shouldn’t have that moniker attached to them, as if Governor Romney is part of some evil plot. That’s ridiculous."

Ever wonder how chickens get their fears recognized on the public square? They put an idea out there and call it ridiculous hoping that someone else will pick up the idea and run with it.

Newt said nothing about conspiracy..yet politics, by it's nature, is conspiratorial. Example..we, together on FR, conspire to get Newt elected. The difference here is we have our rituals of eating Frito's and spilling liquid on our keyboards by moonlight, rather than getting together at Florida hobnob parties and playing twister.

Me thinks Jeb doth protest too much.

43 posted on 01/27/2012 12:02:16 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Qbert

Gatun to Jeb: Go to hell...and stay there.


44 posted on 01/27/2012 12:06:16 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (Y)
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To: Qbert

You tell ‘em “Tubby Bush”. /s


45 posted on 01/27/2012 12:27:01 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: longtermmemmory

“Crist staffers MATTER.”

Yep. The presidency is a big job, and as much as people like to think of a president as doing ‘everything”, so much of the major work (at least initially) is done by subordinates. That was one of the many reasons Reagan was so successful- he knew how to select first-class staffers.

Almost everybody associated with Romney thus far has given me much cause for concern.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 12:28:36 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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