Skip to comments.I too dreamed of trashing Newt in my maidenform undies but woke to the zot.
Posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:52 PM PST by restornu
SummaryIn 2009, Congressman Gingrich supported a candidate for a special election for the 23rd district in New York that was pro-choice, pro gay marriage and supportive of numerous other items that most Republicans opposes. A more conservative candidate was available, but did not win a primary that consisted of a vote by 11 district members and not a public vote.
Congressman Gingrich came out in suppport for Mrs Scozzafava as she was the selected candidate for the Republican party. He asserted that many of her principles were in line with the Republican party. He appeared on numerous radio shows to defend his support for her.
As the special election neared, Mrs Scozzafava was trailing the Conservative Party candidate Hoffman. She dropped out of the race to prevent from splitting the vote, but threw her support behind the Democrat instead of the Conservative.
After the election, Congressman Gingrich stated that the Scozzafava candidacy was indeed a mistake that never should have happened.
The special election for the 23rd Congressional District is an important test leading up to the mid-term 2010 elections. Our best chance to put responsible and principled leaders in Washington starts here, with Dede Scozzafava.
The Republican Revolution in 1994 started very much like what we see today. Like then, our country is reeling from misguided liberal policies, high taxes and out-of-control spending. This special election in New Yorks 23rd Congressional District could be the first
... more election of the new Republican Revolution, but we need the momentum to get it started
Congressman Gingrich was confronted at a book signing concerning his support for Dede Scozzafava.
He responded by noting that she was the nominee picked by the local representatives, and that she supported a number of conservative ideals and principles.
Newt Gingrich vs his book "To Try Men's Souls"
Both Laura Ingraham and Hannity interviews on this happening was pulled by them.
So you prefer Romney as GOP nominee, who will then lose to Obama?
Bottom line — do you prefer Obama to Gingrich?
Or do you live in an alternate universe?
Still for Romney, are you?
Mittbot detected! IBTZ!
Posted like a sore loser.
Please have Mitt send his spew directly to e by snail mail. That way he and the USPS will be helped.
The vetting is only starting for Mitt Romney, yet the good voters of South Carolina could already size up the pro-abortion, failed Governor, and they handed him a sound defeat.
Newt Gingrich is our only hope in stopping the failure from Massachusetts.
Obviously Romney cannot stand up to this comparison on this issue. It’s a preposterous point.
Oh, I see, we are supposed to run to Santorum over this, or Paul.
Oh, and Zot you very much.
Don't come to Free Republic to bash Gingrich.
Yes, that was Newt’s mistake and he was chastised for it. He is still far to the right of Mittens.
He was operating under the misconception that Dede was more electable.
Even so he should not have endorsed her over her more conservative callenger.
Hope Newt realizes that by now.
more like failure-to-restore-anything-at-all???
have to look at what scozzo was running against.
The mittbot restornu is ZOTTED!
The Mittwit has already been given the boot. The Viking Kitties are prowling, even at this late hour, keeping FR free of Mittwits and PaulBots.
That’s a proper response. Newt made a bad judgment call. I don’t think Newt is pro-abortion for supporting Dede S. Newt has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood. Calls for zotting etc are inappropriate.
“Newt Gingrich is our only hope in stopping the failure from Massachusetts.”
Not to mention the Communist from Kenya!;)
Although it is fair to criticize Newt for stupidly supporting Dede S., and it WAS stupid,
just as it is fair to point out Newt’s many (MANY) other flaws,
this particular linked article is two and a half years old, man. You need to link to something published TODAY. For example, if Newt had said something NEW about the Scozzafaza endorsement, that would be fair game.
But don’t just repost something by Malkin from 2009.
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Do you have a prediction for Florida?
Jeb Bush changed his mind about endorsing Romney, what do you think that indicates?
“He was operating under the misconception that Dede was more electable.”
But couldn’t the same logic be used to say conservatives should pick Romney over Newt because he’s more electable?
He isn't a Romney supporter.
Who says so? Karl Rove? David Gergen? A poll of politically unengaged Americans?
Resty has also left the building. We need to pray for her as well.
Another inman ping for you grey.
I’ve had a few things to say about the Scozzafava episode, it rather irritated me at the time.
Sadly, since I’m not running, there are no perfect candidates in the race. All of the candidates have their defects. Romney has Massachusetts, Paul has 911, Gingrich has Scozzafava, and Santorum has Specter.
All that said, I like Santorum and Gingrich. I like Romney and Paul rather less. Santorum is a good man. Romney is smart if unreliable. Paul is my cranky Uncle Harry. And Gingrich? Gingrich fights. Gingrich loves to mix it up. Most Repubs go weak in the knees when the DNC press goes after them but Gingrich revels in it.
So, baggage and all, for me its Gingrich. He is going to be the next president and I think he’ll be a good one.
Romney is less electable, not more electable.
Romney has a political history of almost 20 years, and it is of a loser, a weak campaigner and vote getter, even though he always has the most money.
Trash Newt on this site at your own risk! I wouldn’t recommend it.
“Still for Romney, are you?”
See his about page. Amusing that he attacks Newt’s endorsement of a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage candidate. Scozzafava after all never signed tax payer funded abortion into being, and we are not voting for or against Scozzafava. A decaffeinated taqquiyah vendor.
Resty was also Mormon. That is 3 Mormon mittbots gone in as many days that I know of.
Could you show me where Mitt endorsed Dede’s opponent?
Oh cool. You and atomicweeder zotted days apart. The Freeper air smells cleaner and less like Mitt Romneycare every day.
Geez. I never knew how heavy Newt is. I only ever see him from the chest up. That gut is something else. I was genuinely surprised. At least this is one dude who will not have his Nazi wife tell me not to eat a McDonalds. I love McDonalds and Berger King and any pizza/ cheese steak joint I can find.
Nevermind, you -can’t- read his about page!
WHITE HORSE BARBEQUE! MMmmmmm! Tastes like venison.
Resty (restornu) was a strong Mitt supporter (and co-religionist).
She was known for her bad grammar and overuse of exclamation points.
“...was pro-choice, pro gay marriage and supportive of numerous other items that most Republicans opposes...”
If it were a senator, I would swear you were speaking of Scott Brown.
And if a governor...Mitt Romney.
And then she used her first post to ping Mark Levin as though this was some big new hairy deal that nobody knew about and she could save her Mittens with it. What a stupid hill to die on.
Well the fact of the matter is that not that long ago we were all really pissed at Newt for supporting Scozzafava.
But politics is unlike any other business. If he can rid us of the disaster we’re currently stuck with then..by all means...go for it!
Yes, I know. She had the LDS ping list on her forum page.
It looks like the admins have already deleted your account, but I’ll give a straight response to this one anyhoot.
Newt’s flawed; there’s no getting around that. I don’t and never have worn political blinders about any candidate. But, IMHO, he is still probably the best option we have available at this point for the 2012 elections.
As for Scozzafava, would Romney have taken a position any different that Gingrich’s? I really doubt he would have said “Heck no to that RINO, let’s endorse a third-party conservative!”
Ya, we getting a bit fast on the draw, Killas. LOL.
Some folks are stark raving maaaaad.