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Elliot Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt (Lying about Newt for Romney)
The American Spectator ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeffrey Lord

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:

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To: SatinDoll

So who else beside Bilderberg is involved? Soros? ????

41 posted on 01/27/2012 11:51:51 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why would a conservative who should know by now the manipulative tactics of the media believe that a video clip cut off practically in mid-sentence was not being used to mislead? See the full video here:

42 posted on 01/27/2012 12:17:26 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: SatinDoll

Not buying that theory. Most of our labor has gone to China or India I think, and our military isn’t going to be able to do anything to protect companies in places like China if those countries decide to seize them. The military build-up around the world is much more a residual effect of the Cold War. It just wouldn’t be human nature to withdraw from all that territory unilaterally, except for the kind of liberal who would give up the Panama Canal. We have international free trade because producers will always be looking to lower costs and find new markets. Free trade means Americans have to study and work harder to compete and I don’t see anything wrong with that.

I think this is an ideological war within the party between the Rockefeller moderates and the Goldwater conservatives, plain and simple. It is the tax-hikers like Bush, Sr. and Dole and the social liberals who want no criticism against abortion or gays who are driving the anti-Newt campaign. Romney is one of them and Newt is not. I think this wing has become more and more socially liberal over the years, and gay marriage could become a huge dividing line in the party.

43 posted on 01/27/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: hoosiermama
Bilderberg? Soros?

I'm not into conspiracies, though I certainly perceive one behind the emergence and promotion of BHO2, who is an anti-globalist (communist). Globalism is real, and for more information a good read is the book “The Pentagon's New Map” (2004), by Thomas Barnett, a former DOD policy wonk.

What I see happening in this nation is a core group of people with little in the way of Judeo/Christian morality or allegiance to the United States, using our government to enrich themselves. Among them are those who unfortunately see the United States and its Constitution thwarting the institution of a global government via the United Nations.

I believe this last statement to be true, BUT establishing a global government is an enormous undertaking and by its nature would be totalitarian and oppressive in operation and it isn't going to happen anytime soon.

The specter of a worldwide economic collapse is certain, and therein lies the danger. Our economy will follow suit, as it is closely interconnected with Europe's and the resulting chaos of a collapse will provide an opening for dictatorship and tyranny. We must be on our guard, because a dictatorship and tyranny is not inevitable in America, where the concept of God-given rights exists.

44 posted on 01/27/2012 12:36:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: JediJones

I strongly suggest you look over Thomas Barnett’s book, “The Pentagon’s New Map” (2004), written when Barnett was working as a policy wonk for GW Bush’s Department of Defense.

He goes into detail about the need for a military defense of aligned nations to promote globalism as the Cold War ceased to be a factor world wide. Barnett was working on a new goal for the Navy when 9/11 occurred, and that tragedy changed the military’s global projection of power post 2000.

45 posted on 01/27/2012 12:55:50 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: oblomov

Now you are in Ron Paul territory.

46 posted on 01/27/2012 1:00:07 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: Logical me

Try getting down on your knees and praying quietly to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and ask Him to see to it that Newt wins the election.

47 posted on 01/27/2012 1:08:36 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: KansasGirl
Cut this "admirable public servant" crap. Abrams was a high level flunkie who plea bargained two misdemeanor charges with Lawrence Walsh to avoid being indicted on multiple felonies. He was our flunkie then, but that's all he was. Now he just hangs out at various think tanks and probably would be glad for a position with the Regime.
48 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: boomop1
Skull and Bones is a secret society at Yale. Abrams went to --you guessed it--Harvard Law school.
49 posted on 01/27/2012 2:00:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: joe fonebone

That sounds farmilar.....GG

50 posted on 01/27/2012 2:26:36 PM PST by goat granny
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To: hinckley buzzard

Maybe he sneaked in.

51 posted on 01/27/2012 8:13:10 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: KansasGirl

I find it sad that these elderly men who’ve had long, respectable careers (Abrams, Dole, Delay, etc) are putting their reputations at risk by joining in this Romney-led disingenuous assault on Newt. Whatever are they thinking?

52 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:00 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: KansasGirl
53 posted on 01/27/2012 8:46:07 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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