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Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative?
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 06:09 PM | Newsmax Wires

Posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:45 PM PST by RedMDer

A newly surfaced video shows Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is a true Reagan conservative. The video, called “The Ronald Reagan Legacy,” recently made its exclusive debut on Newsmax and is already making an impact in political circles.

Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative? Watch ‘The Ronald Reagan Legacy’ and Decide for Yourself!

The video couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for Gingrich, whose critics have been questioning the relationship he actually shared with Reagan. Mitt Romney is now taking a lot of heat for leading what many are calling a “smear campaign” against the former House speaker.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; florida; gingrich; newt
Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 06:09 PM By Newsmax Wires
The video couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for Gingrich, whose critics have been questioning the relationship he actually shared with Reagan. Mitt Romney is now taking a lot of heat for leading what many are calling a “smear campaign” against the former House speaker.

Ronald Reagan Legacy - video - Must see.
1 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:49 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: RedMDer

I sure hope it helps Newt. I am really ticked off at the Republican Party in the way they have acted in Florida. So much so I will not vote for Mitt. They are not go jam him down my throat. GO NEWT GO!


2 posted on 01/27/2012 9:27:46 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; STARWISE; ...

Newt Gingrich is a true Reagan conservative. Ping!


3 posted on 01/27/2012 9:28:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Look at Romney’s eyes. Look at his mouth.

You can tell a lot about a person by their eyes and their mouth.

Then look at Ron Emanual and little Timmy.

See the simularities?


4 posted on 01/27/2012 9:30:30 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: RedMDer
It would be wonderful to have someone who was close to Reagan back in the White House. It sure would bring back stature for the presidency.
5 posted on 01/27/2012 9:31:57 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: RedMDer

The crop of Rep Prez candidates has only two who can succeed in being elected - Newt and Romney. So the question is actually who is more conservative btwn those two.

The obvious answer is Newt.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 9:32:17 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Rembrandt; All
Click to view video
2008 Flashback: Michele Bachmann Gushes Over Newt Gingrich
Go Newt!


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7 posted on 01/27/2012 9:34:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Christie at the beach
Yes it would.
Donate Here!
Ronnie would approve.

8 posted on 01/27/2012 9:37:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: old curmudgeon

Sneaky, slimy, evil little critters with really no soul at all aren’t they.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 9:50:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Is Reagan a true Reagan Conservative?


10 posted on 01/27/2012 9:53:12 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: upsdriver

LOL! Was that just to wake me up?


11 posted on 01/27/2012 9:57:11 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Click

Palin: "Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him, via the establishment’s attacks.
They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history, and rewrite what it is that he has
stood for all these years."

12 posted on 01/27/2012 10:06:37 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

;-) You might say that. LOL My point is that even Reagan in his day couldn’t live up to his legend.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 10:08:44 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: upsdriver

Is Reagan a true Reagan Conservative?


lol

Also, to supplement Sarah, ‘We need to be sudden, SILENT and relentless’


14 posted on 01/27/2012 10:13:51 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt the serial cheater would do this?


15 posted on 01/27/2012 10:16:43 PM PST by 352Bill
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To: Parley Baer

Go Rick Go!!


16 posted on 01/27/2012 10:17:41 PM PST by 352Bill
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To: upsdriver

The pope really Catholic?


17 posted on 01/27/2012 10:40:38 PM PST by stormhill
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To: old curmudgeon

It is the look of a sociopath. Not all sociopaths are physically violent. Those who combine intelligence, physical cowardice and diligence do very well as social crawlers.

Romney is every bit the headcase that Obama is. I hope significant power is never entrusted to him.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 11:04:06 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: 352Bill

“Newt the serial cheater would do this?”

Reagan was pilloried about his divorce as well.

I was there, and I remember. I like your signup date.

“In Flanders’ fields the poppies grow . . .”


19 posted on 01/27/2012 11:08:51 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: RedMDer

The rejoinder “ Is Mitt?”

Then who has a record of achievement that more closely does?

GOT NEWT?


20 posted on 01/27/2012 11:12:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RedMDer
"Is Newt Gingrich a True Reagan Conservative?"

Does it matter if he's the ONLY candidate that will take OBozo's miserable record on durng the campaign!

21 posted on 01/28/2012 4:06:33 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

I agree. Newt doesn’t need to be a Reagan. He only needs to be better than Romney.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 4:32:11 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: upsdriver
If Regan was running now, he would be called a Rino on this forum..
23 posted on 01/28/2012 6:39:50 AM PST by southphilly
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To: RedMDer

Great thread, Red! Bump for Newt and Florida!


24 posted on 01/28/2012 8:50:02 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks!


25 posted on 01/28/2012 9:09:56 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: All
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GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

26 posted on 01/28/2012 9:10:45 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer

Newt is not Reagan or a True Conservative. All of the candidates on both sides are corrupt and there will no real change regardless of what happens next November.
There have been no real credible plans put forth to deal with the debt or deficit.
No political will or leadership to honestly tell the American people the truth and what really needs to be done, i.e. immediate across the board spending cuts of 50% for starters.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 9:15:32 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood
No political will or leadership to honestly tell the American people the truth and what really needs to be done, i.e. immediate across the board spending cuts of 50% for starters.

Such a candidate could never get elected.

28 posted on 01/28/2012 9:23:49 AM PST by Drew68
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To: All
Newt Discusses the Facts and Florida With Greta
29 posted on 01/28/2012 10:03:02 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: All
What Kind of Man - Mittens will say anything to win an election. (Newt Ad)
30 posted on 01/28/2012 10:22:30 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer
I guess Gingrich's record in the 80s and 90s comes close to that of a Reagan conservative. The argument against him, though, wasn't that he represented one ideology as opposed to another, but that he was too erratic and unreliable, that over time he's too easily distracted and ineffective.

It's a bum rap to paint Newt Gingrich as anti-Reagan. There's some bad faith and deception, perhaps deliberate, involved there. At the same time, Newt was always hard to pigeon-hole into the kind of categories that other politicians accept. Something about him was always expanding in ways that broke the old ideological molds, and that makes some people distrust him.

FWIW Maybe it's a minor point or something personal, but the "Rockefeller Republican" thing still amazes me. If you ever were a Rockefeller Republican yourself, as Newt was himself, you can't attack others and apply that label to them without some self-awareness or irony. If that irony or awareness isn't there it's not a good sign.

31 posted on 01/28/2012 10:55:21 AM PST by x
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I believe that now is the time for a true leader with vision. Please take a look at the video interview with Greta here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839158/posts?page=29#29


32 posted on 01/28/2012 11:11:30 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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House Minority Whip Gingrich and 7th District congressional candidate
Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River on
April 15, 1994, as part of a "Taxpayer's Tea party" in Roswell, Georgia.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

33 posted on 01/28/2012 12:10:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Great video excerpts. I even ordered the full video ($4.95 for a subscription). I really appreciate what Newsmax did for us by buying a top of the page banner ad on Drudge on bloody Tuesday to tell the truth about the coordinated attack on Newt. Must’ve cost them a small fortune.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 7:55:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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Repeal ObamaCare. Repeal Dodd-Frank. Repeal Sarbanes-Oxley.
Reform the federal bureaucracy drastically reducing government and regulations.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

35 posted on 01/28/2012 7:59:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Go Newt!
TEA Party On!

36 posted on 01/28/2012 8:03:37 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Jim Robinson; RedMDer

er, bloody Thursday.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 8:04:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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38 posted on 01/28/2012 8:14:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: 352Bill

zot


39 posted on 01/28/2012 9:03:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: RedMDer

No, but neither was Reagan. But he has the ability to change the direction of this country more profoundly than Reagan could ever dream, because the sleeping tiger is awake.


40 posted on 01/28/2012 9:14:09 PM PST by itsahoot (You are no longer a person, you are now a Unit when you need health care.{)
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To: Drew68
Your right and it's at best wishful thinking.
We are on a massive collision course on the Debt and Deficit.
It's either Default or some kind of collapse and none of the parties will address this.
When Greece goes under the chain reaction will start and where it ends is anybody’s guess.
41 posted on 01/28/2012 9:34:26 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


42 posted on 01/28/2012 9:39:12 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: x
Newt was not a Rockefeller Republican. He was an army brat.
A politician might move among the old guard, but they are never accepted as part of that group.

Reagan wasn't - he was an embarrassment to them as was Newt.

43 posted on 01/29/2012 12:58:14 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: RedMDer
I'll admit that Newt Gingrich is less a Reagan Conservative than Mitt Romney is a Rockefeller liberal. Does that help?

If the Gipper were alive today, there is no doubt that he'd be as opposed to Romney as the Romney family was to to him during his political career.

44 posted on 01/30/2012 9:35:52 AM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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