Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rick endorsed Specter / Sarah endorsed McLame. Now, can we move on? (Vanity)
February 24, 2012 | no dems

Posted on 02/24/2012 4:10:10 AM PST by no dems

The two-faced, slime ball, backslidden Mormon, Mitt RINO-Rom had the audacity to take Rick Santorum to task Wednesday night for endorsing Arlen Specter. Yes, Rick Santorum endorsed Specter back in 1994, or whenever. Why? Because Rick had gotten an endorsement from Specter in the past. This is the same reason why my girl Sarah endorsed John McLame in his last Senate reelection campaign. It’s called feeling a sense of obligation to return the favor to people who helped put you where you are today. Sarah did it for John McLame and Rick did it for Specter. Now, can we put all this crap behind us? I despised RS for years for endorsing Specter. I was more “understanding” to Sarah for endorsing McLame. Let's move on.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: endorsed; rick; sarah; vanity
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-60 next last
Sometimes there has to be some room for forgiving people for their past transgressions and move on. I'm glad that everything in my past is not held against me for the rest of my life.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 4:10:16 AM PST by no dems
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: no dems

Watching the most liberal Republican candidate ever attack our guys from the right is nauseating. First, Romney, with his Massachusetts record went after Perry who has a wildly successful conservative resume as a 10 year governor of Texas. Then he went after Newt, and now Santorum. All three have 20 page records of conservative accomplishment, where he as none. It is sickening. Much like McCain before him, the media is the liberal Republican’s friend until the day he secures the nomination.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 4:16:39 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

Newt endorsed Scuzzyfavor in NY. Demint endorsed Romney. Bachmann voted for Carter over Reagan.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 4:19:17 AM PST by icwhatudo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

No kidding. This is ridiculous.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 4:22:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems
Minor correction: The endorsement in question was 2004.

But more importantly who did Romney (the severe conservative) endorse in 2004? Did Romney endorse Toomey? Apparently not.

What we do know is this:

Less than a year after the 2004 election, Governor Romney was in DC begging Arlen Specter for LIHEAP money for his state.

Maybe that's not a formal endorsement, but it definitely shows where Romney's priorities lie.

5 posted on 02/24/2012 4:29:00 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

What this is devolving into, is another election where I’m sick of everyone in the race.

For the most part, Santorum’s big infractions are listed as having taken place around 1994 to 1996. If those infractions are merely indicators of something he still believes today, then I’m hard pressed to support him.

On the other hand, we have a clown whose own party members refused to return him to a position they had the power to return him to. Now he wants the party to support him in his presidential bid.

Santorum doesn’t have executive leadership experience. Someone else does, and failed at it. He was going to be booted by his own subordinates, and quit instead.

What is painfully evident, is that one guy is held to account for everything, and the other person isn’t allowed to be talked about at all.

Instead we get this endless list of wonderful things he is supposed to want to do for us, but of course nobody can address them. That certainly does cause one to want to support the guy huh.

There are times when promises of future action cause me joy, and there are times when promises of future action actually cause me to scratch my head and wonder why all of a sudden now?

The list of promises grows every day. At some point you have to wonder if gentler winters and more mid 70s days in future summers are going to be promised next.

It’s as if someone has researched every beef Conservatives ever had, and they are one by one being addressed. And while that would generally warm the cockles of my heart, they are steadily growing more absurd by the day.

You’ve got an old girl-friend. She’s been problematic in the past, but suddenly she wants you back real bad. The promises are flowing, and at some point it hits you, she couldn’t possibly do all this. It just isn’t in her.

I’m not saying I’m there yet, but I am getting damned close.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 4:29:22 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems
You're trying to compare McCain to Spectre?

Thats rich!.

Last time I checked McCain didn't switch parties and vote for Obamacare.

7 posted on 02/24/2012 4:33:38 AM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

I am not a Santorum supporter, but I’d have much more respect for him if he’d explain his Specter endorsement like you just did: “Look, the guy endorsed me so I returned the favor.” He sounded a little disingenuous in the debate trying to explain it was all about future judges.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 4:36:49 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

Another little bit of hypocrisy that irritates me is when we destroy one candidate for saying something, then praise another’s brilliance for saying the same.

Just go back and find a thread about Michele Bachmann’s $2 gas promise.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 4:39:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

There is a difference between ideology and party politics.

Party politics force you to compromise your ideology at times......especially with regard to endorsements and campaign support.

Anyone who cannot figure out the difference is an imbecile.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 4:39:55 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilgipper; no dems

You’re right. Politics makes strange bedfellows. My guy Perry had endorsed Giuliani. And another favorite of mine DeMint endorsed Romney who now looks like the Prince of Darkness.

The dynamics in play at a particular point in time are quickly forgotten and years down the road the endorsement makes no sense at all. Regrettably, bad judgement and a loss of principle also enters the picture.

If bad endorsements disqualify we will have zero candidates.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 4:46:21 AM PST by bereanway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Fresh Wind

Who did Romney endorse over Spector in 2009?


12 posted on 02/24/2012 4:47:21 AM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
He sounded a little disingenuous in the debate trying to explain it was all about future judges.

Given that Specter was heading the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is a pro-abort, he could have EASILY spiked a Roberts or an Alito. I find the explanation more than plausible, given Santorum's priorities (pro-life, etc.)
13 posted on 02/24/2012 4:50:44 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi
Party politics force you to compromise your ideology at times......especially with regard to endorsements and campaign support.

My congressman is a second time freshman. The first time around he was fine till he stood in opposition to the party on bailouts. The NRCC declared him a lost cost and stripped him of funds in the final weeks of the election and he lost by a whopping 2%. In 2010 we reelected him with minimal party support.

This time around he offered a weak endorsement of Romney but has since walked it back a bit. I'm sure there's plenty of pressure being applied to the freshmen and the pressure is greatest on those who don't make a lot of news.

The fact that our biggest problem in the GOP is with the same old leadership playing the same of games.
14 posted on 02/24/2012 4:52:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
I was thinking that yesterday, the number of fools that jumped all over Backmann are now drinking the grape.
15 posted on 02/24/2012 4:53:10 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

“What this is devolving into, is another election where I’m sick of everyone in the race.

For the most part, Santorum’s big infractions are listed as having taken place around 1994 to 1996. If those infractions are merely indicators of something he still believes today, then I’m hard pressed to support him.

On the other hand, we have a clown whose own party members refused to return him to a position they had the power to return him to. Now he wants the party to support him in his presidential bid.

Santorum doesn’t have executive leadership experience. Someone else does, and failed at it. He was going to be booted by his own subordinates, and quit instead.”

Want people to not pick at Santorum? Then learn to put the stick down.

Calling Newt a “clown” because some RINOs in leadership didnt like him anymore is someone I would vote for far above a CLOWN that lost his seat by 18%.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 4:55:04 AM PST by VanDeKoik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

Meanwhile I just saw an ad claiming that Santorum voted for Sotomayor. Then it cuts away to Mitt Romney telling us how we have a “moral imperative” to keep people like Santorum out of Washington.

Just yesterday the Boston Globe pointed out that 3/4 of the judicial nominations made by Romney were democrats.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 4:55:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Just go back and find a thread about Michele Bachmann’s $2 gas promise.

To be fair, I thought that that was the one and only smart thing she did in her entire run.

18 posted on 02/24/2012 4:56:32 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: no dems
You forgot one.

Clear conservative candidate? United Republican party?

19 posted on 02/24/2012 4:58:38 AM PST by McGruff (Go Newtclear!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

Bachmann took a lot of unfair attacks from the right. However if you go back and look, the ones who encouraged those attacks seemed to be the same small group who have done the same with nearly all the candidates.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 5:02:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: magritte
Who did Romney endorse over Spector in 2009?

Romney endorsed Toomey in 2010. But, of course, Spectre was running as a democRat in 2010, and at that point, Romney knew he had no other choice. He no longer needed Spectre for anything.

21 posted on 02/24/2012 5:04:59 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik
Want people to not pick at Santorum? Then learn to put the stick down.

Yes, I should put the stick down because morons should be able to attack one candidate adnausium, while their own guy carries around enough baggage to keep a 747 from taking off.  Good call.

Calling Newt a “clown” because some RINOs in leadership didnt like him anymore is someone I would vote for far above a CLOWN that lost his seat by 18%.


The members of Congress as a whole vote for the speaker.  A few RINOs as you address them, can't do it on their own.  He pissed off the whole body of majority Republicans to the point, he no longer had support to hold his position.

Compare that to a state where the full body of voters from both parties had a say in it.  If that state's body was made up of a majority of registered Republicans, I think you could make a fairly good comparison.  That is not the case.




22 posted on 02/24/2012 5:06:01 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

Calling Newt a “clown” because some RINOs in leadership didnt like him anymore ...The RINO’s did it to garner support from the “middle” Dems. And retain power.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 5:07:22 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: McGruff

McGruff, who was he running against? Do you remember?

John S. (Stinking) McCain...

Any questions?

I don’t like Romney, but John McCain is unfit to hold any public office, much less the presidency. And I suspect that if he had backed McCain, you’d be here heralding that too, saying he was a jerk to do it.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 5:09:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: no dems
It’s called feeling a sense of obligation to return the favor to people who helped put you where you are today

Excuse me, but Arlen Specter is not who put Sanctorum in the Senate; the voters of Pennsylvania did. What about his "sense of obligation" to them? And I could care less about Sarah's loyalty to McLain. She betrayed her followers AND herself in doing so. Anytime you have favors being given and returned between old chums, you have the rule of man, not the rule of law.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 5:10:53 AM PST by giotto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

I guess Romney couldn’t attack him for his 2008 endorsement mistake, where Santorum endorsed Romney. ;-)


26 posted on 02/24/2012 5:11:29 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
What this is devolving into, is another election where I’m sick of everyone in the race.

Which is precisely what the liberal media is after.

27 posted on 02/24/2012 5:12:11 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Safetgiver

The Republicans were in the majority. They didn’t need moderate Dems. The Republicans held the majority from January 1995, to December 2006.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 5:13:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: The_Victor

Well then, thanks for helping it. /s


29 posted on 02/24/2012 5:14:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: no dems
I have no problem w/a politician endorsing another politician from the same political party; it happens all the time and doesn't really mean much. As long as Rick's statements about the conditions leading to his endorsement of Specter are truthful, I have no problem w/what he did.

Sarah Palin’s case is somewhat different as she was honor bound to endorse McCain once she accepted the VeeP “slot” on his “ticket.” Had she not done that the media would have immediately questioned why she would have accepted the VeeP nomination from someone she would not endorse.

I often wonder if Sarah ever wishes she had turned McCain down and not taken the Veep nomination. It is my belief that McCain and his campaign staff's micro management of Sarah did significant damage to her future political viability. In fact, given the nefarious actions of the GOP-E that we have seen in this election cycle; one could speculate that they might have deliberately “sandbagged” Sarah just to eliminate her chances for any future high political office. (Do not forget that previous to the 2008 election, Gov Palin had taken on and done great damage to the GOP establishment “insiders” in Alaska.)

30 posted on 02/24/2012 5:15:13 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ozymandias Ghost

IMO, all Palin had to say was this.

I joined McCain’s team in 2008 to moderate the ticket.

I cannot endorse the man for return to office based on his political views.

I cannot believe how many people think he did a favor for her. In fact, she did a massive favor for him. Without her he gets 30%, if he’s lucky.

She owed him nothing.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 5:24:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: no dems
I have said it many times here... ALL THREE ARE FLAWED... ALL THREE HAVE A PAST THAT CAUSES A DOUBLE FACE PALM... ONE OF THESE TURDS WILL SWIM IN OUR PUNCHBOWL... WHICH ONE CAN TOSS OBAMA OUT OF THAT BOWL? I am coming to the realization that the only guy smart enough to know what to do is newt... and with newt... you never know if he will actually do it... the other two have not and will not embrace the changes needed... newt has been the only one talking about the actual problems and actual solutions... but he is newt... sickening but there it is. I will vote for either newt or santorum... never romney... I SWEAR ON MY SACRED HONOR!

LLS

32 posted on 02/24/2012 5:25:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne; no dems
The people I want to hold to conservative purity are my fellow Republicans that claim its virtues and myself.

There is little hope of holding politicians, plain office functionaries, to philosophical purity when most can't even be held to their own party platform.

The Democrats have little concern that their candidate will bald-faced lie while running. They take for granted they will get most of what they want later. The galling issue is that many Republican office seekers once elected then go on to try to please and pander to the media instead of their own voters on the Republican side.

Bush ran on a number of hot-button issues, one of which was high federal involvement in secondary education. The proof he was no conservative was that he actaully advanced such legislation once elected. If he was a democrat endorsing something more conservative during a campaign, he would have just ignored it or paid small lip service to it later.

We are going to have to decide who we want in the general election. That is what we are voting for in the primary process by the time it is down to three.

33 posted on 02/24/2012 5:26:38 AM PST by KC Burke (Newton's New First Law, Repeal and Restore!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
The members of Congress as a whole vote for the speaker. He pissed off the whole body of majority Republicans to the point, he no longer had support to hold his position.

Yep, today we call them the GOP-E and they are backing Romney.

Speaks volumes...

34 posted on 02/24/2012 5:27:45 AM PST by CAluvdubya
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: KC Burke
The people I want to hold to conservative purity are my fellow Republicans that claim its virtues and myself.

Our government is a reflection of us.
35 posted on 02/24/2012 5:37:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
Well then, thanks for helping it. /s

I share your frustration. I have to remind myself that the media crossed a boundary in the last election, and went from bias to outright advocacy. We cannot allowing ourselves to be played by the liberal media the way we got played in the last election. Defeating 0bama is the goal, and I need to make sure that's what I focus on.

36 posted on 02/24/2012 5:39:32 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

...our party and candidates as well.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 6:44:39 AM PST by KC Burke (Newton's New First Law, Repeal and Restore!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Fresh Wind

Minor correction: The endorsement in question was 2004.
____________________________________________________________
Yeah; I know. I was thinking ‘04 and typed ‘94. Thanks.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 8:35:49 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

What this is devolving into, is another election where I’m sick of everyone in the race.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
You and me both!!!


39 posted on 02/24/2012 8:37:32 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: no dems

The winds change pretty quickly.

Tim Pawlenty has endorsed Michele Bachmann for reelection to congress.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 8:39:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rome2000

A Liberal Republican is a Liberal Republican; regardless of what you can hang around their neck at the moment. McCain would not even allow people in his town hall audiences say anything negative about Obama during the ‘08 Presidential Race. McCain’s wife and b**ch daughter, Meagan, are both very vocal Pro-Choice broads. Don’t tell me McCain is not Pro-Choice in his heart. And, just for the record, I loathe Arlen Specter. I glad he got his butt kicked by Pat Toomey. He is a low-life a-hole.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Mangia E Statti Zitto; All
He sounded a little disingenuous in the debate trying to explain it was all about future judges ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Actually, I thought that explanation made sense. Specter did vote for Roberts and Alito to be confirmed. One good thing folks ONLY 4 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THE DEBATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT......THANK GOD!!!
42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:09 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: McGruff; All

Well, in ‘08, when Santorum endorsed RINO-Rom, all the candidates were RINOs except Fred Thompson and he had no fire in his belly.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 8:56:17 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: giotto; All

And I could care less about Sarah’s loyalty to McLain. She betrayed her followers AND herself in doing so.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
And, I had a problem with that but understood it; especially when I realized what a flake J.D. Hayworth was.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 9:00:52 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

But, had McCain not picked Sarah for the VP spot would she have the notoriety and the political clout she has today? NO!!! Let’s be real here.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 9:04:36 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: no dems

That is a stupid comparison, the 2008 Presidential ticket not turning on itself for no reason, on the verge of the 2010 election, has nothing to do with Senator Santorum.


46 posted on 02/24/2012 10:22:51 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

Is this is the leftist tradition of two evils make a good? Everybody does it, so forget about it. :)

I have not heard Rick appologize or take back what he did with snarlin’ Arlen. He makes excuses and offers rationalizations on it. Rino loyality is really a pitiful excuse.

He also voted for “no child left behind.” Centralizing power over education in the US is about as bad as it can get (next to centralizing power over life and death - health care). He’s a go with the flow, good ole boy without much brain action happening.


47 posted on 02/24/2012 10:38:12 AM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: giotto

Palin did not betray anyone, the betrayal would have been her destroying our 2010 election cycle by making the lead story the 2008 GOP ticket turning on itself, and her backing a flake with no chance of winning anyway, just to make sure that the story dominated the news coverage and pushed the tea party history making efforts (and resulting success) to the back page.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 10:39:51 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: KC Burke

I hear ya. I agree when it comes to Bush, and it is coming down to who we can stomach to support. We’re going to bite the bullet soon.


49 posted on 02/24/2012 4:13:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: CAluvdubya
The members of Congress as a whole vote for the speaker. He pissed off the whole body of majority Republicans to the point, he no longer had support to hold his position.

Yep, today we call them the GOP-E and they are backing Romney.

Speaks volumes...


Okay, I think that makes sense except for one problem.  Five years earlier most of these same people had voted the guy in as Speaker as reward for his success at turning Congress into a Republican dominated House and Senate.  In the following years the operating budget of the United States was brought into balance.  Then something happened that caused the rank and file in the House to rebel.

If you think that was because Newt was too Conservative, I think you've got some explaining to do.  This wasn't something the majority of the Republicans objected to.  It was considered a feather in their cap for having pulled it off.

It seems to me that it had more to do with personality conflicts and personal baggage.  I believe Newt's advance for his book figured in here.

50 posted on 02/24/2012 4:22:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-60 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson