Skip to comments.Elliot Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt (Lying about Newt for Romney)
Posted on 01/27/2012 10:17:19 AM PST by KansasGirl
As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it. In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott Abrams, a considerably admirable public servant and a very smart guy, has been swept up in the GOP Establishment's Romney frothings over the rise of Newt Gingrich in the Republican primaries. He is even being accused of trolling for a job in a Romney administration. No way!!!! Really????
So now I've read the Gingrich speech that is the source of all the hoopla. All seven, fine print pages worth of it exactly as it appeared in its original form. I can only say that what Elliott Abrams wrote in NRO about Newt Gingrich based on this long ago speech is not worthy of Elliott Abrams. Specifically, Abrams implies that Newt Gingrich was spewing mindless vitriol about Reagan on the House floor. Not only not so, it was quite to the contrary. Of President Reagan, Gingrich says:
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Now maybe Jeff Lords can turn his insight into an examination of his boss’s Newt-bashing.
How many of those organized to release anti-Newt material on Black-Thursday will end up with egg on their lying faces?
Were their actions the result of love/money or blackmail?
Let me see misleading and outright lying ads, and a health care plan. Sound like anybody else you know?
Yes, the damage is done. It is unforgivable, imo. Newt was one of Reagan’s biggest defenders and they smear him as anti-Reagan. LIARS!
Was it just me, or did Romney’s defense of ORomneycare last night sound just like Obama’s defense of Obamacare?
Greta is riding on Newt's bus today and her show tonight will feature Newt.
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I have difficulty understand why the anti-Newt people would get involved in a concerted effort to torpedo a candidate with lies. Could you expand a bit on the "blackmail" idea. Who would be blackmailing whom?
I have wondered if they are afraid of Newt because he probably knows "too much."
So I’m guessing Drudge has this up with a siren, right?
It wasn’t just you.
Similarly, Ann Coulter’s defense of Romneycare last night (on her Twitter feed) was just like Paul Begala’s defense of Obamacare.
Newt advises GHWB not to follow in Reagan's footsteps, because he will lose, and because "the country has changed."
Love/hate: It is no secret the Newt upended the establishment in DC last time he was there. Yes, he knows where the bodies are buried. Michael Reagan went into great detail yesterday of the conflict between the Goldwater/Rockefeller republicans. Also * above
There is always so many “relationships” in politics. Who's sleeping to the top with whom. Who's not what they profess to be. Always opens itself to blackmail. Clinton's extra activities were most damaging which of our enemies knew and could blackmail him into a conflicting action for our country. The lobbying also plays here.
My question is, why is anything coming out of the media being accepted as fact? I see it here on FR so damn often ( I have even been guilty ) the media are lying whores, period.....as my gramps used to say, “ On the ladder of morality, a reporter is two rungs below a pimp. You see, a pimp would never sell his mother, and a pimp would never sell his sister, but a reporter would sell both to get a story.”... gramps was smart
JOKE OF THE DAY:
The top two Republican candidates are Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
It’s not funny, though...it’s perverse.