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Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run
Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 2/1/13

Posted on 02/01/2013 5:49:11 PM PST by randita

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To: randita
Moderate Republican means that the Democrat candidate slate is full.

-PJ

51 posted on 02/01/2013 7:21:15 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: randita

That’s why we have primaries!


52 posted on 02/01/2013 7:23:32 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: randita

I don’t know what Whorealdo’s smoking, but I’ll take a dime bag.


53 posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:30 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: sport

Zell Miller was probably the last Conservative Democrat. I met him the first time he attended CPAC. As he was signing his book for me, I said, “I think you have always belonged here.” He looked up at me and smiled and said, “Yes, I realize that now.”


54 posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:42 PM PST by zot
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To: randita
Using Gerald-o as as a model, Lenin was a Republican.
55 posted on 02/01/2013 8:10:24 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: randita
if the Daily Caller keeps going with the Menendez story Geraldo may have a choice of two seats. Either that or the Democrats may have to bring back The Torch.
56 posted on 02/01/2013 8:11:51 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: randita

A moderate Republican is somewhat to the left of a RINO.


57 posted on 02/01/2013 8:22:36 PM PST by pallis
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To: cripplecreek

My self-described “Moderate Republican” daughter, (who is an NPR fan) voted for guess who. Sigh.

Im going ot be watching Rivera’s hair to see if the gray gradually gets touched up a bit as he goes into this next ‘phase’.


58 posted on 02/01/2013 8:52:51 PM PST by Exit148
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To: randita; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; sickoflibs
I'm not sure which is more laughable... Colin Powell claiming to be a "Republican", or Geraldo Rivera.

Fortunately for Geraldo, he can't ever be named "biggest joke in the Senate" as long as "Senator Al Franken" is still there.

59 posted on 02/01/2013 9:02:46 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: randita

moderate Republican = conservative Democrat = Democrat

There is no difference.


60 posted on 02/01/2013 9:21:07 PM PST by servo1969
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To: BillyBoy; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; AuntB; Liz; TADSLOS; ...
RE:”I'm not sure which is more laughable... Colin Powell claiming to be a “Republican”, or Geraldo Rivera. “

I dont know if you remember but either 2007 or 2008 Michele Malin guest hosted The factor every Friday night during the summer.
By then I couldn't stand O Reilly but Malkin was really good and fun to watch outraged at the government and illegals...I looked forward to it each Friday.
Then of a sudden she is off the show no longer hosting.

She said she quit doing it because Rivera called her a racist on air over her illegal immigration comments and O Reilly refused to stick up for her. Ingraham is definitely better than BOR but Malkin was better.

If I ever thought of watching him after that there was no chance.

61 posted on 02/01/2013 9:21:17 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: randita
Geraldo Rivera declares himself a 'moderate Republican' as he eyes U.S. Senate run

There is the first lie of his political career. He's off to a running start.

62 posted on 02/01/2013 9:29:27 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: randita

“The longtime media personality portrayed himself as a moderate Republican who is fiscally conservative but also supports gay marriage and Roe v. Wade.”

Not that I would EVER support this type of person, but can ANYONE name one of them, in the Senate for example?

In other words, the people that can’t get social issues right, rarely, if ever, get fiscal issues right.


63 posted on 02/01/2013 9:42:03 PM PST by BobL
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To: sickoflibs

Jerry Rivers is as racist as they come, with the possible exception of Ruben Navarrette.


64 posted on 02/01/2013 10:05:24 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: sport

They helped Harry Reid get back in office because they wouldn’t help finance Sharon Angle’s campaign. She wasn’t the best candidate, but she sure as heck was miles ahead of Dingy! Turned me off on the Republican Party forever!


65 posted on 02/01/2013 10:10:32 PM PST by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: randita

Geraldo is a clown. I doubt even people in New Jersey will take him seriously.


66 posted on 02/02/2013 12:08:44 AM PST by J05h
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To: randita

If Whorealdo is as bad a senator as he is a journalist then he ought be working the fry line at burger king.


67 posted on 02/02/2013 4:03:33 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: randita

“Geraldo Rivera declares himself a ‘moderate Republican’ as he eyes U.S. Senate run” Hey considering what the GOP has become he might actually be right sad to say.


68 posted on 02/02/2013 6:08:56 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks randita.
...a moderate Republican who is fiscally conservative but also supports gay marriage and Roe v. Wade
...and who started the practice of using news broadcasts to push a political agenda, such that the station had to have someone standing by to punch in the "OPINION" caption at the bottom of the screen when he'd end his Vietnam coverage with jewels like "I hate this damned war".
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said. [Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance]

69 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy

” I dont know if you remember but either 2007 or 2008 Michele Malin guest hosted The factor every Friday night during the summer.
By then I couldn’t stand O Reilly but Malkin was really good and fun to watch outraged at the government and illegals...I looked forward to it each Friday.
Then of a sudden she is off the show no longer hosting.”

O’Reilly only cares about ratings, so he pretends to be a liberal on some issues, an conservative on others. A transparent ratings whore. Out for himslf 100%. I dropped him many years ago.


70 posted on 02/02/2013 9:29:37 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: randita; Political Junkie Too; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; eeevil conservative; ...
"...as a moderate Republican, there is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey. There can be a new vitalization of the Republican party."

Apparently Geraldo Rivera (aka Gerald Rivers), like so many in today's politics, is ignorant of relatively recent history. There have been quite a number of "moderate" RINOish Republicans who have ran for and even won public office in New Jersey. We could start with the current Gov. Christie, who many already forget, beat a solidly conservative GOP opponent in the primary four years ago, and recently seems to being cozying up to Zero. Before him there were Christie Todd Whitman and Tom Kean. And if you'd like to go back a little further, there was Sen. Clifford Case. In the House there were Millicent Fenwick and Peter Freulinghuysen and Dick Zimmer, just a few names that come to mind. So Rivera would hardly be a novelty as a "moderate" Republican in NJ, just a novelty as media personality entering elective politics as a "moderate" Republican.

Who knew?

I was aware that Rivera was calling himself a Republican occasionally on the air, although his views in general would have to be considered more in line with those of the 'Rats.

I've never liked Rivera with his history of changing his name to benefit from his half Puerto Rican ancestry.

71 posted on 02/02/2013 10:15:31 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: smoothsailing; randita; Political Junkie Too; Impy; InterceptPoint; fieldmarshaldj; ml/nj; All
Maybe he can get Cristie to appoint him to the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Bob Menendez.

I wouldn't necessarily assume that Menendez is stepping down. Remember that he's not only a Democrat but a "minority" Democrat, so he has two layers of immunization and insulation from the media and the Obama Justice Department as relates to this Dominican prostitution affair.

72 posted on 02/02/2013 10:57:51 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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Oh Good grief.

Geraldo???????? Yikes.


73 posted on 02/02/2013 11:02:05 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: justiceseeker93
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Senators Blutarsky & Rivers

74 posted on 02/02/2013 11:12:08 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BobL

It’s getting so I am sick of hearing “I’m a fiscal conservative but . . .” These people think fiscal conservatism gives them good cover to be all Brave New World on the social issues. It’s almost enough to give fiscal conservatives a bad name.


75 posted on 02/02/2013 11:43:46 AM PST by firebrand
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To: justiceseeker93

Just what we need, another liberal Republican. sigh


76 posted on 02/02/2013 11:30:41 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; sickoflibs

I’m actually pretty surprised he’s come over enough to have actually left the rat party to become a RINO. I thought he was just a Fox News democrat.


77 posted on 02/03/2013 7:44:21 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: randita; All
Abortion lover.

Racist.

Racist. Yes, a racist.

Illegal alien criminal invading insurgent colonists supporter and lover.

Hater.

Traitor, gave away the position of our troops while in Iraq.

And I will add that the fiasco on FOX where he literally (not physically) attacked Michelle Malkin and that slimy worm had this to say:

Geraldo Rivera said that that crazy attention whore Malkin was “the most vile, hateful commentator I've ever met … It’s good she’s in D.C. and I’m in N.Y. I’d spit on her if I saw her.”

He is one of the most despicable lowlifes on this planet. Brave guy, would spit on a WOMAN!

And O'Reilly hosted a show with Rivera where he did NOT apologize, and O'Reilly smiled and said it's all OK now.

Part of his apology was "I never spit!"

Punk.

78 posted on 06/17/2013 5:33:55 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: randita

Ugh, ugh. Ugh again. Argh, too.


79 posted on 06/17/2013 5:37:21 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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I hope conservatives turn out to protest and make it clear he won’t get their votes


80 posted on 06/17/2013 5:37:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: aimhigh

Insurgent Saboteur?


81 posted on 06/17/2013 5:38:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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