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Gingrich to Obama: “Bring Back Colin Powell”
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 07:47 AM | Greg McDonald

Posted on 12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST by Olog-hai

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama should nominate Colin Powell as secretary of state as a “bipartisan” gesture toward mending fences with Republican senators who rejected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the post.

“I actually think it would not be a bad idea for President Obama to seriously consider seeing if Colin Powell would come back out of retirement because Colin did endorse him,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night.

“That might be a bipartisan step that would move us in a direction of a different kind of dialogue,” he said, suggesting that Powell’s moderate views would serve the country better than any other possible nominees to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: brilliant; colinpowell; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; powelldoctrine; sos
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Good thing I’m not out of Excedrin, because reading that put me in need of some . . .
1 posted on 12/14/2012 7:45:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Even the most intelligent amongst us can still show signs of idiocy. Never thought much of Gingrich, but at the very least I thought he had an IQ above room temperature. Now I know better.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 7:49:28 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Olog-hai

Good one Newt. Sometimes your logic is baffling. I guess you have a super intelligent brain.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 7:49:52 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Olog-hai
I am sure that JFKerry, Vietnam war hero could be heard swearing under his breath at this suggestion... Why the possibilities are endless as to how long this ‘infighting’ could be prolonged in a search to fill Hillary's shoes.
4 posted on 12/14/2012 7:50:53 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Olog-hai
Colin Powell is just as partisan and morally corrupt as Susan Rice.
5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:52:48 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Olog-hai

How would that be bi-partisan? Putting a former Republican in his cabinet? Heck, why doesn’t he just nominate Charlie Crist? Or Arlen Specter? (Yes, I know he’s dead, but a dead guy might be an improvement over what we have now.)


6 posted on 12/14/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama doesn’t want dialogue...he wants total control and to destroy the Republican Party and our country. Newt should know better.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 7:54:50 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Bipartisan? Newt’s assuming Colin is still a Republican? lol


8 posted on 12/14/2012 7:57:06 PM PST by CountryClassSF
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To: penelopesire

For supporting Obama, Colin Powell is traitor to his country. He should be stripped of his rank, his medals, and his military pension. I hope he burns in hell.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 7:57:32 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Just mythoughts
JFKerry, Vietnam war hero

Wrong in so many ways.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 7:58:02 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Olog-hai

This is from The Onion..., right...?


11 posted on 12/14/2012 7:58:16 PM PST by freebilly
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To: WesternPacific

Powell was the perfect affirmative action officer.His public statements lately reveal what a liberal ass he really is.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 8:00:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Olog-hai

Gingrich may be trying to help HusseinO screw up (even more than he’s been doing)?


13 posted on 12/14/2012 8:01:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: doc1019

War hero,hardly.More of a back-shooter.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 8:02:07 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Olog-hai

Does any freeper think ob will choose someone acceptable to conservatives?


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:06:52 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: doc1019
Wrong in so many ways

Sometimes words written do not and cannot convey their meanings without a very long description. JFKerry all alone should stimulate some memory of his presidential run. AND apparently JFKerry who constantly reminds US of his service in Vietnam threw his 'hat' in the circus of replacing Hillary.

Even old lord McCain came alive over Susan Rice. WHY? Well, JFKerry is lord McCain's good bud... remember the reports of lord McCain trying to get himself on JFKerry's presidential ticket? Now Newt lobs this one out there as if nobody has heard squat about the Senate clearing out the presidential road blocks (Susan Rice) to give a clean-shot for a promotion to JFKerry.

16 posted on 12/14/2012 8:08:16 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts

Good points all. ;-)


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:49 PM PST by doc1019
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To: WesternPacific
Not quite. In fact, not even quite as partisan and morally corrupt as John F. Kerry. But at least JFK has the advantage of leaving a U.S. Senate seat vacant.
18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:11:17 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Farmer Dean

I knew many heroes in VN and Kerry ain’t one of them. Traitor comes to mind.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:53 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Olog-hai

What’s “bipartisan” about nominating a Democrat to a Democrat administration?


20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Olog-hai

Feeling vindicated about my objection to Newt for President that made most on FR that got many up ‘in arms.’


21 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:01 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Olog-hai

Colin Powell would have nothing to do with the State department. The State Dept. is dirty, and its run by a collective of testosterone supplementing females, many of whom are lesbians. Who in all tarnation would want to have anything to do with it?It is an accident waiting to happen
as the feminine death toll takers run amateur arms hour every day in Libya, Gaza, and Syria, using advanced ordinance SAMS and small arms that will be used to invade Israel?

Colin would walk away saying no thanks every two seconds.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:01 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Olog-hai

Newt having fun at the expense of Obama and Powell?


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good old Newt, still a RINO.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:29:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: doc1019
I knew many heroes in VN and Kerry ain’t one of them. Traitor comes to mind.

He was a VN hero the same way Jane Fonda was. Hero to the left that is.

25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:35:47 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Gene Eric

Your reply makes the most sense to me of all those I have read. Zero would never make the offer. Colon would never accept. The bipartisan and affirmative action arguments just went out the window. And neutering Colon’s aspirations at the same time. I say brilliant.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:16 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t stand Powell. That AA hire he makes me sick, BUT, Powell would be at least a 1000 times better than Kerry.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 9:09:32 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: printhead

I think you are spot on.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 9:17:04 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t blame me. I voted for Santorum.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 9:19:46 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Olog-hai

This is why I didn’t get my hopes up when we were told that Newt would save us from Romney.

He always pulls crap like this, there is a nutty side to him.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 9:20:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: doc1019

Exactly. Maybe someone paid off his 500,000 dollar jewelry debt.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 9:38:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh yuck! Newt is making me not like him again.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 9:50:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Olog-hai

Colon Powell would make a perfect toady for the Naked Emperor.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 9:52:43 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai

I think this is a good tactic but it should have been linked with why kerry is a lousy choice. Obama is not going to nominate powell so it so no one has to worry about it happening (although powell is preferable to kerry). Kerry will be the nominee and our side should be focusing on attacking kerry.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 9:56:59 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Olog-hai

Gingrich has no idea of Powell’s ties to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. He can stick it right there.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:44 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

Now, Mr. Gingrich, you just go right over there and sit next to that fine lady on the couch, and get yer picture took.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 10:27:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai

It took a lot less time than I thought for Mr Newt to drag in dogsh@t on his shoes once more. Proof positive that he would have made a laughable POTUS.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:02:26 PM PST by Cyman
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To: beaversmom; All

To the obtuse amongst us - Newt is making a point, if dems want to say this was a race/gender issue, why, President Obama could nominate Powell. And those filthy nasty racist republicans, who nominated Powell and Condi - just in case the public forgot - might go along with it...

Newt - playing chess while others are looking for the chess board...


38 posted on 12/14/2012 11:24:23 PM PST by true believer forever ( we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever
To the obtuse amongst us...

LOL! Well, it might actually help to read the article too! But I have been known to be dull of mind on occasion...could be from all that lack of reading. :)

39 posted on 12/14/2012 11:32:46 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: doc1019

I am not a Colon Bowel fan, at all, but when you consider the present lineup, and the “talent” pool the current administration may be drawing from....well, sometimes ‘bad’ is better than ‘worse’ ;)


40 posted on 12/14/2012 11:48:36 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: beaversmom

I meant no disparaging - just Newt does this kind of stuff sometimes - and people react to the headlines... instead of realizing he is subtly calling someone out..

Still lovin’ that man...

Signed,
Dull of Mind on (Many) Occasion II :)


41 posted on 12/14/2012 11:49:30 PM PST by true believer forever ( we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever
Signed, Dull of Mind on (Many) Occasion II :)

:)

Thank you for making your point about Newt's point. I appreciate the correction and did not take offense.

Still lovin’ that man...

Yeah, me too. :)

42 posted on 12/14/2012 11:55:27 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Olog-hai

He’s probably right, a socialist and the communist in the White Hut are a good fit!


43 posted on 12/15/2012 12:13:36 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai; devolve; ntnychik; onyx
Powell's treachery brought on the independent counsel and the seige of the Administration. He should be in Federal prison, not the Department of State. And Gingrich should be in an asylum with his Bonaparte hat and hand in tunic.
44 posted on 12/15/2012 12:30:43 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Olog-hai
Hello. Newt is trying to call out Obama for saying the republicans never hired minorities for top positions the charge about Susan Rice from the left. Get it folks, I do. Newt is no match for the sidewinders..As bad as Powell is, I would take him any day over that sorry traitor Kerry any freaking day. I think Newt is trying to help stop that from happening but people are too naive. No Kerry. Please no!
45 posted on 12/15/2012 1:15:22 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Olog-hai

Get a clue!!! Newt is sticking it to Obama with some humor!!! Colin Powell would be a great choice, hopefully he would end up stabbing 0zero in the back same as he did GW


46 posted on 12/15/2012 1:20:27 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: true believer forever

How can freepers be so simple and literal? Newt is trying to jam 0zero’s gears. If words were scud missiles Newt would rule the world via fear and humor.


47 posted on 12/15/2012 1:25:27 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: dennisw
I think some of the people who posted on this thread seem to do drive by analysis without thinking. Some of the same who are not fond of Newt anyway/so they love to pile on to hurt the guy.
48 posted on 12/15/2012 1:38:10 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: PhilDragoo

I can’t stand “Colon” Powell, but I Newt’s the best!


49 posted on 12/15/2012 1:55:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Farmer Dean
Powell was the perfect affirmative action officer.

Of course he was. I was amazed in 1990-91 that people didn't see that, much less in the ensuing years.

50 posted on 12/15/2012 2:06:54 AM PST by jammer
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