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To: kabar

Newt’s done more for the conservative movement than all but a handful of people since the dawn of the Reagan era. Santorum isn’t even a blip on the radar screen. Santorum was one of the Republican leaders who helped squander the majority Newt built in Congress and whose missteps made it possible for Obamacare to be forced on us.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JediJones
I have never considered Newt to be a real conservative. He suppported the individual mandate (along with the Heritage Foundation), the prescription drug program (the biggest expansion of the entitlement programs since Medicare Parts A and B and an unfunded liabililty of $7.2 trillion), green conservatism and the proposition that global warming was manmade and should be addressed urgrently), amnesty for illegal aliens, etc.

I didn't like his associations with Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Al Sharpton all under the guise that we could all work together. Nor did I like his support of Dede Scozzafava over a real conservative--Hoffman.

I have always viewed Newt as a chameleon who lacked principle in his public and personal life. But that's me---

24 posted on 04/10/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT by kabar
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