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The Florida Smear Campaign
TownHall ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 01/31/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota

The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party's nominee for President of the United States -- and some are not letting the facts get in their way.

Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that state's primary election, is that Newt Gingrich "resigned in disgrace" as Speaker of the House of Representatives, as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt Romney is calling on Gingrich to release "all of the records" from the House of Representatives investigation.

But the Wall Street Journal of January 28, 2012 reported that these records -- 1,280 pages of them -- are already publicly available on-line. Although Speaker Gingrich decided not to take on the task of fighting the charge from his political enemies in 1997, the Internal Revenue Service conducted its own investigation which, two years later, exonerated Gingrich from the charges. His resignation was not due to those charges and occurred much later.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alwaysgood; elections; gopestablishment; rinofascism; romney
Dr. Sowell is on target as usual.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 10:48:33 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It is an especially evil thing to play the public as dupes, to lie and distort to this degree for political gain. Does Mormonism not believe that lying is sin? The most prominent examples of the Mormon faith in politics-Mitt Romney and Harry Reid—are clearly damnable.

2 posted on 01/31/2012 10:54:59 AM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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****The most prominent examples of the Mormon faith in politics-Mitt Romney and Harry Reid—are clearly damnable.***

There are 13 serving in Congress as of 2010 - but Reid and Romney are particularly smarmy.

*Bob Bennett,
*Rob Bishop,
•Jason Chaffetz,
•Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
•Jeff Flake
*Dean Heller
*Orrin Hatch
*Wally Herger
*Buck McKeon
*Jim Matheson
*Harry Reid
*Mike Simpson
*Tom Udall

3 posted on 01/31/2012 11:11:49 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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They still lie about mountain Meadows.
4 posted on 01/31/2012 11:13:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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5 posted on 01/31/2012 11:16:55 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: sodpoodle

Good to know who to work against now. None of mine are in that cult, thank God.

6 posted on 01/31/2012 12:01:25 PM PST by annieokie
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To: LucianOfSamasota

American Patriots of 2012 ... today in Florida, and across America .... from sea to shining sea .... we stand at the Crossroads of Destiny ...

We have ALEADY won today's "political battle" ... regardless of how the final Florida votes are tallied tonight ...

Why ?

Because as in "Lord of the Rings" ... the call to battle and Honor and Glory have (indeed) been answered ... from Patriots across this great land we call "America" ...

A gallant Call to Arms ... to Liberty, to preserve the Land that John Paul Jones defended as he cried-out "We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight" ...

Henry V ... in his St. Crispin's day Speech ... stood on the same kind of earth we see today ...

To the Ann Coulters, and her traitorous breed ... the Nikki Haleys, Mark Steyns, Bob Doles, Chris Christies ....

We "American Patriots" respond with:

"The (Traitor's) passport shall be made, and crowns for convoy put into their purse ...

"We would not die in their company whose fellowship they fear to die with us" ...

Let's us resolve ... this day ... to WIN the BATTLE for America's Renaissance of Liberty, Prosperity ... and Discovery to the Stars created by The Almighty ...

God Bless America !

7 posted on 01/31/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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