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Giving Newt a Pass
National Review ^ | 112111 | John Derbyshire

Posted on 11/21/2011 11:32:24 AM PST by Fred

I can’t understand why Newt Gingrich is getting such a pass on his Freddie Mac consulting. He claims to have been a historian for this outfit? FHLMC needs a historian like the U.S.A. needs a Department of Education, like Europe needs a common currency, like … like … I dunno, like Michelle Obama needs another $12,000 accessory.

I sputtered about this on last week’s Radio Derb:

Newt’s trying to ju-jitsu the thing, telling us that his experience as a shill for Freddie Mac gave him valuable insider understanding of governmental affairs. Isn’t that what we want in a candidate, valuable insider understanding of governmental affairs? Quote from Newt, on the campaign trail in Iowa Wednesday, quote: “It reminds people that I know a great deal about Washington. We just tried four years of amateur ignorance, and it didn’t work very well. So having someone who actually knows Washington might be a really good thing.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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To: Gil4
The quote didn’t say a damned thing about Freddie Mac. That is how it is weasel words

The article did, zombie-boy:

Now here he is in Iowa this week defending Freddie Mac

Gawd, I am surrounded by dyslexic Newt zombies. Kinda like the Walking Dead but just annoying instead of entertainingly scary.

101 posted on 11/21/2011 4:34:34 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

“Meanwhile, you steadfastly avoid anything remotely resembling a substantive debate.”

Now you accuse me of being reluctant to engage in a battle of wits with you. You are unarmed.

You are a proven liar. Why would I want to pursue a duel with an unarmed man???

You have said nothing of interest to me. You have no integrity and less intellect. Don’t take this too hard, though. The media uses useful idiots like you to parrot their lies all the time.


102 posted on 11/21/2011 5:38:35 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Hildy
“WHAT?? Newt single-handedly changed the nation with the Contract with America in 1994. Listen, you have a right not to support him, but don’t you dare minimize his contribution to the Republican Party.”

Take a few minutes to “Google” the Contract with America and see how little of it was ever voted upon, let alone enacted.

103 posted on 11/21/2011 5:57:19 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: dirtboy
So you quoted weasel words instead of being the source.

Drop the zombie shtick - it makes you sound like an arrogant ass.

104 posted on 11/21/2011 8:10:30 PM PST by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: Gil4
Gee, zomb, I quoted from the actual posted article. Imagine that. Are you a-holes really trying to pursue that as a line of attack - that I had the nerve to cut-and-paste from the original posted article? And I then turned around and stated my problems with Newt's line of defense represented in the larger quote, and not one of you morons has yet to even try to counter-comment on that.

So the zombie description fits y'all to a T - the only part of your brains that appear to still be working is the bite reflex - you sure as hell ain't acting logically by making a big deal out of me cutting-and-pasting from the original posted article.

105 posted on 11/22/2011 2:52:40 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: jessduntno
You are a proven liar. Why would I want to pursue a duel with an unarmed man???

Chickensh**. You haven't added a single substantive comment to this thread, xombie-boy. I commented on the larger Newt quote - as you demanded - and you have yet to add your own counter-comment to my point of view. Which means you are just here like some siimeball political hack to change the subject. Which clearly you and the other Newt zombies don't like.

106 posted on 11/22/2011 2:54:52 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

“You haven’t added a single substantive comment to this thread, xombie-boy.”

Well, except I have shown you for what you are...a lying bstrd. I’d say that’s something everyone now knows. Maybe they used to believe your clownish crap.

What’s a xombie? Something you read and copied from someone else, so it’s not your fault you don’t know what it is or whether or not it is correct?

I’ll bet nothing is ever your fault, is it Skippy?


107 posted on 11/22/2011 7:45:03 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: jessduntno
Well, except I have shown you for what you are...a lying bstrd.

Except I am not, jackass.

I cut and pasted from the original article, yet to you that makes me a liar.

And as it turned out, the complete quote made little difference - and I commented on the entire quote, and how it showed Newt still doesn't get the dangers of good intentions on the fedgov level, and what do you post back? Nada..

So go ahead and pretend you've done anything of substance on this thread. You haven't. And you have shown just how intellectually bankrupt you are.

108 posted on 11/22/2011 7:47:58 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

“And as it turned out, the complete quote made little difference...”

Just like your schooling?


109 posted on 11/22/2011 7:49:42 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

Yet another post of utterly no substance. Get back to me when you have something to actually comment upon that relates to the thread topic.


110 posted on 11/22/2011 7:52:34 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

“Yet another post of utterly no substance. Get back to me when you have something to actually comment upon that relates to the thread topic”.

OK. Hold your breath, would ya?


111 posted on 11/22/2011 7:54:32 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: MHGinTN
You NEWTIES are too much.
You make me laugh with your newbie flames.
Flame away I won't answer any more.
If it comes down to Newt & 0. I will sit home. He ain't worth the gas to drive to my polling place. Yes the country is worth it, but NEWTIE is NOT. He will loose to 0 just like MCLAIM did. I wasted gas on that idiot.
BU BYE and sleep tight.
V537
112 posted on 11/22/2011 7:56:21 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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