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Newt Gingrich Endorses Sen. Alexander For Re-Election
News Max ^ | June 27 2014 | Jason Devaney

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT by PoloSec

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is throwing his support behind Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Tennessee Republican's bid for re-election this year, Politico reported.

Alexander is currently campaigning against state Rep. Joe Carr ahead of the August Republican primary to earn a place on the November ballot.

Gingrich joins other prominent GOP members, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Ronald Reagan economist Art Laffer, in backing Alexander. Carr supported Gingrich's 2012 White House run.

"He's one of the most ideal-oriented and solution-oriented people I’ve ever worked with," Gingrich told Politico. "In the primary I believe that Lamar Alexander is far and away the best choice, I think he’ll win the general election handedly. It’s going to be a huge Republican year."

Gingrich and Alexander's other supporters are hoping the 73-year-old can win a third term in office as the Republicans target control of the Senate. Politico reported that Alexander's backers think his seniority will help him earn some pull in education and healthcare issues should the GOP take over the majority.

Alexander has, however, ruffled the feathers of some in the party because of his vote in support of a comprehensive immigration bill last year.

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1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:48 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

The Newties were insisting that he was the best choice in 2012.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:33:50 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PoloSec

idiot


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Vigilanteman

You are going to find feet of clay EVERYWHERE.

It is par for this sinful earth.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

I am done with the newt.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:38:23 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: PoloSec

6 posted on 06/27/2014 5:39:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: PoloSec
Newt. Sometimes the man is just stupid beyond belief.

One of the main reasons we had Romney as the nominee was him as the alternative.

I love it when people on FR speak of Romney as somehow "chosen" by the GOPE, and somehow forced on us all.......they conveniently forget just how unbelievably chameleon like, stupid, and simply outrageous his opposition was (and is).

7 posted on 06/27/2014 5:39:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: PoloSec

Way to go, Noot.

Just confirming what some of us suspected from the beginning.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: PoloSec

Who is Newt?


9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:41:03 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: PoloSec

Yeah, well ... go enjoy retirement, newt .... stay out d’politics


10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: PoloSec

Alexander is the very picture of using political connections to self enrich. Practically all of his fortune came from sweetheart deals. He is a mealy mouthed amnesty champion who is either stupid as a pile of manure or completely bought off by special interest.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 5:44:23 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I know, and I fell for it.

Never again.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 5:44:47 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes, Newt was the man around here in 2012. You got the zot machine if you backed anyone else (I know from first hand experience).


13 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:29 AM PDT by randita
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To: PoloSec

Newt is not trust worthy, which is why lost in 2011. Once he was great and to this day deserves our respect for his past efforts. Sadly he is no longer the man he once was.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:45 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Lakeshark

I see folks sneering down their noses at one another here at FR.

That will never bode well for uniting on a decent if flawed GOP candidate, let alone a viable third party.

People are telling time by the second hand, and ignoring the minutes and hours.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 5:46:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

Newt stopped being relevant a while ago. Who cares who he endorses? Tennessee is conservative enough to be able to replace Lamar! with a solid conservative.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jpsb

Cults of personality (and of ANTI-personality) continue to exist.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

Lamar, you’re 73. Go home and enjoy your well deserved retirement.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 5:50:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Newt was and is a bad candidate. I'm sorry if that offends you.

I supported him after Palin declined to run, it was my mistake to do so; he was a bad candidate and would have been totally wiped out in the general had he won the nomination. Totally.

Sorry about that, but it's true.

19 posted on 06/27/2014 5:51:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: PoloSec

What a disappointment.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 6:05:49 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: PoloSec

For every great speech Newt gives, he has an alternative moment, as well. It’s almost as if he feels he has to balance the scales somehow. However, I think it goes even further. He’s likely looking at another run and wants to have support from both conservatives and establishment.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 6:08:40 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: PoloSec

Assclown. You want Lamar!, Newtie ? Go run off to Cuba with him.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Vigilanteman

I remember that.

Newt is an amoral whack job.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 6:12:07 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Lakeshark

Newt was and is a bad candidate. I’m sorry if that offends you.


Don’t feel bad, there were people who supported the truly liberal, liar and thief Romney. There are people around here who say miss Romney yet? That like saying, miss Hillary yet? No, I miss having a true conservative.

This year we need to get tea party org, true conservative org,....to agree on one conservative candidate so Our vote isn’t watered down.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 6:15:45 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Lakeshark

Once he snuggled up to Pelosi on the couch for that commercial, I was done with him. Hoped for Herman Cain but he got taken out (one of the “accusers” lived in the same building as Axelrod and “was aquainted” with him. hmmmmm), I was done after that. I am one of those 4 mm stayed home conservatives

Further reason:
I waited to meet Romney at a stop in PA (Quakertown)in May. When his bus heard there might be protestors, he wussed out and went to another stop. The friendlies outnumbered the bussed in by Philly SEIU 5or 6 to 1 and he wussed out. At that time, I knew I never could vote to entrust this nation to a coward who could not face some protest.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT by slapshot
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To: PoloSec

I don’t want Lamar’s influence on education. He is a Common Core supporter.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: PoloSec

“He’s one of the most ideal-oriented and solution-oriented people I’ve ever worked with,” Gingrich told Politico.

“Solution oriented”, and the solution is always the same, a government program. That’s the Newt Problem. He’s a Progressive at heart.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 6:32:26 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Vigilanteman

“Best choice in 2012” is a bit like “tallest building in Valdosta, GA”. Even if it was true, it wasn’t saying much.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 6:36:53 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: cdcdawg

That would be the Hilton Garden Inn, which clocks in at a whopping 7 floors.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lakeshark

All candidates are bad in some way: I’m sorry if that offends YOU.

We need to look orthogonal to the feet of clay, or else snootiness like yours will rule the day and we will get nowhere.


30 posted on 06/27/2014 7:12:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: randita

I was never a supporter of Newt Gingrich. However, I was around here during the election, and many on here thought the sun rose and set with Newt. All I could see in my mind was how he cozied up to Nazi Pelosi on that couch and some other liberal things he said and believed. He needs to retire as well.


31 posted on 06/27/2014 7:21:32 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: PoloSec

Deedee Scozzafava not available for the seat?


32 posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: jpsb

As some of us tried repeatedly to point out in 2012, Gingrich is the quintessential beltway insider.

It was ironic that many on FR have wanted to see him debate Obama. They claimed that would the debate of the century. However, Gingrich lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama. Gingrich lost BOTH of the Florida primary debates to Romney.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Vigilanteman

I have noticed the Newt supporters seem to have disappeared around here. I think Newt’s candidacy was designed to create division among conservatives. His flakiness and his inconsistent behavior was such that he never had a chance of winning. However, with a billionaire donor and some believers he was able to last in the primaries much longer than some of the better, but not so great either, choices.
That being said, I still preferred him over Romney.


34 posted on 06/27/2014 7:57:25 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: Jay Redhawk
That being said, I still preferred him over Romney.

Damn tough call, for sure. On one hand, Newt had the more conservative record in public office, that's for sure. On the other, he also had the more conservative constituency.

Romney did not seem to take a special delight in poking conservatives in the eye with a sharp stick on issues such as open borders, endorsing obvious RINOs over conservatives and the like as Newt did.

Personally, I backed Santorum and feel that Rick might have at least had an uphill chance to win if Newtie had gracefully bowed out after losing two of three neighboring states to Georgia.

Newtie basically played the Judas Goat role for Romney in 2012 just as Mike Huckabee played the Judas Goat role for McCain in 2008. With comparable disastrous results.

35 posted on 06/27/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PoloSec

Gingrich and Lamar support codifying Obama’s amnesty. Definitely the legal status and work permits.

Newt thinks it is not compassionate to deport people like Obama’s Aunt Zeituni.

Maybe Newt would deport her since she is not a grandmother as far as I know.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/mitt-romney-newt-gingrich-immigration-florida-debate_n_1235344.html

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/is-newts-red-card-immigration-plan-just-amnesty


36 posted on 06/28/2014 4:11:40 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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