Yikes! Newt Gingrich making sense!?!?

These are frightening words to type, but … Newt Gingrich and I agree with each other.

Talking to Greta van Susteren last night on Fox, the former speaker noted that Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate in New York’s 23rd congressional district, had been chosen by county party leaders in that district to be the GOP’s nominee in next week’s special election.

Yet Republicans from outside that district are trying to overrule that choice as ideologically unsuitable and impose their own candidate on the district.

Here’s an outtake of the discussion:

Gingrich: Well, I just find it fascinating that my many friends who claim to be against Washington having too much power, they claim to be in favor of the 10th Amendment giving states back their rights, they claim to favor local control and local authority, now they suddenly get local control and local authority in upstate New York, they don’t like the outcome.

There were four Republican meetings. In all four meetings, state Representative Dede Scozzafava came in first. In all four meetings, Mr. Hoffman, the independent, came in either last or certainly not in the top three. He doesn’t live in the district. Dede Scozzafava…

VAN SUSTEREN: He doesn’t live in the district?

GINGRICH: No, he lives outside of the district. Dede Scozzafava is endorsed by the National Rifle Association for her 2nd Amendment position, has signed the no-tax-increase pledge, voted against the Democratic governor’s big-spending budget, is against the cap-and-trade tax increase on energy, is against the Obama health plan, and will vote for John Boehner, rather than Nancy Pelosi, to be speaker.

Now, that’s adequately conservative in an upstate New York district. And on other issues, she’s about where the former Republican, McHugh, was. So I say to my many conservative friends who suddenly decided that whether they’re from Minnesota or Alaska or Texas, they know more than the upstate New York Republicans? I don’t think so. And I don’t think it’s a good precedent. And I think if this third-party candidate takes away just enough votes to elect the Democrat, then we will have strengthened Nancy Pelosi by the divisiveness. We will not have strengthened the conservative movement.

Gingrich goes on to conclude that if “we’re going to purge the party of anybody who doesn’t agree with us 100 percent — that guarantees Obama’s reelection. That guarantees Pelosi is speaker for life. I mean, I think that is a very destructive model for the Republican Party.”

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Newt Gingrich, the voice of reason in the GOP.

That too is a scary thing to type.

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October 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

GINGRICH: No, he lives outside of the district. Dede Scozzafava is endorsed by the National Rifle Association for her 2nd Amendment position, has signed the no-tax-increase pledge, voted against the Democratic governor’s big-spending budget, is against the cap-and-trade tax increase on energy, is against the Obama health plan, and will vote for John Boehner, rather than Nancy Pelosi, to be speaker.

Yeah and she’s pro abortion and associated with ACORN.

What happened to Newt’s messy little divorce you libs used to make a huge deal out of, claiming it rendered unfit to make any sound judgments?

hmmm?

mm

October 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

The wingnuts want to tell everyone else how things should be done. But you better not tell them how things should be done.

mm

October 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

Whiner,

“What happened to Newt’s messy little divorce you libs used to make a huge deal out of, claiming it rendered unfit to make any sound judgments?”

Why do you lie so much? hmmm?

I believe the rant against Newt was that he was fooling around on his wife while carrying the torch and pitchfork to get Clinton impeached over a BJ.

Jackie

October 28th, 2009
3:22 pm

The circular firing squad attracts more members.
If someone asks the Repubs what they want, their reply is usually stated “…I don’t know, but I will tell you when I see it.”

Bud Wiser

October 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

I always said Obowo was a lying sack of ****.

Here is proof right from the Liar In Chiefs own lips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UErR7i2onW0

Doggone/GA

October 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

Jackie – ““…I don’t know, but I will tell you when I see it.””

I think they’re beyond even that. I think it’s more “I’ll tell you when someone tells ME”

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
3:26 pm

Still liking the idea of Newt/Liz 2012….

Immensely beatable.

Doggone/GA

October 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

Funny thing is, and I’ve thought this for a long time…Newt missed his calling when he got into politics. If he’d stayed in academia he’d be a respected, conservative scholar and critic now. Instead of a laughingstock.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

So much for local control and States Rights. I guess the people in Texas know what’s best for upstate New York. Hmmm, maybe States Rights means that one state may better know what’s right for another state.

stands for decibels

October 28th, 2009
3:34 pm

VAN SUSTEREN: He doesn’t live in the district?

Kee-ryst, as of last night, did Greta really not know that?

Booger Sandwich

October 28th, 2009
3:35 pm

Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.

A Chuck Norris-delivered Roundhouse Kick is the preferred method of execution in 16 states.

Chuck Norris doesn’t actually write books, the words assemble themselves out of fear.

When an episode of Walker Texas Ranger was aired in France, the French surrendered to Chuck Norris just to be on the safe side.

Normal

October 28th, 2009
3:38 pm

Said it below…Chuck Norris wears a tutu. It used to belong to Newt(ered)

Booger Sandwich

October 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

While urinating, Chuck Norris is easily capable of welding titanium.

When taking the SAT, write “Chuck Norris” for every answer. You will score over 8000.

When you’re Chuck Norris, anything + anything is equal to 1. One roundhouse kick to the face.

Little known medical fact: Chuck Norris invented the Caesarean section when he roundhouse-kicked his way out of his monther’s womb.

Normal

October 28th, 2009
3:41 pm

Chuck Norris eats tofu

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
3:45 pm

Come to think of it, the normally opinionated and glad to regurgitate it Republicans have been rather quiet of late. Is Rush on vacation.

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
3:46 pm

Chuck Norris?

Stole the clown cars…..

Booger Sandwich

October 28th, 2009
3:47 pm

Chuck Norris’ favorite halloween prank is to attend a party dressed as a “round house kick to the face”.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
3:47 pm

Moses did not part the Red Sea. The water jumped back in fear because Chuck Norris was right behind Moses.

The atomic bomb was created by scientist trying to recreate the energy released during a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
3:47 pm

Chuck once got his buttocks kicked by a grasshopper. But, grasshopper has gone to another place now.

Booger Sandwich

October 28th, 2009
3:49 pm

LMAO…too much fun…tomorrow friends!!

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

DoggoneGA

**If he’d stayed in academia he’d be a respected, conservative scholar and critic now. Instead of a laughingstock.**

You just don’t get it. To liberals, anyone who doesn’t march the goose step is considered to be a laughing stock. That sort of makes you all look like the actual laughing stock.

Normal

October 28th, 2009
3:51 pm

Chuck Norris dates Barney Franks

Jimmy Carter

October 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

Newt makes sense on many occasions. You just need to get the Obama ear plugs out of your ears to listen to what he says.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

David Banner never got angry at Chuck Norris. Would you?

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

Chuck Norris drinks PediaSure.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

**Still liking the idea of Newt/Liz 2012….**

I saw Liz Cheney disassemble a panel of the best the DNC had to offer on ABC’s Sunday morning show. If you aren’t afraid of Liz Cheney, then you haven’t seen her debate a liberal.

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

Jackie

October 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

@DoggoneGA

Are you saying there is a sheepish element in their approach?
Not them!!!!!

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

NIF

Chuck Norris is Liz Cheney….

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

But, Chuck no roundhouse kick David Banner. If him did, David Banner turn green with envy.

Normal

October 28th, 2009
3:56 pm

oh,oh…gotta go

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
3:56 pm

Is Rush on vacation.

Sadly, no.

Yo'momma Obama

October 28th, 2009
3:57 pm

Chuck Norris and Barney Frank? I bet I know who “pitches” and who “catches”, lol

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
3:57 pm

Mrs. Godzilla

**Chuck Norris is Liz Cheney….**

I would rather say that Liz Cheney is a verbal Chuck Norris.

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
3:57 pm

Ever see Liz Cheney and Chuck Norris together…….????

Jimmy Carter

October 28th, 2009
3:58 pm

Doggone/GA

October 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

Doggone/GA

October 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

Is this the same Doggone/GA who bashes others by claiming they add “nothing” to the discussion. HAhahahahahahahahaha!! I rest my case.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:00 pm

JC

What’s that old saying? Even a broken clock is right twice a day. J/K

Newt might be an ok guy. I personally go along with the hypocrite label though. The first impression I saw of Newt was his posturing on Clinton’s misgivings. I never really paid much attention to what he actually said before then. At the time, I agreed with him to a point about Clinton and the fact that he lied under oath. I lost respect for him after I found out he was doing the same thing. Once that respect is lost, it’s hard to get back

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
4:02 pm

Ever see Liz Cheney and Chuck Norris together…….????

Nor have I seen chuck Norris and Macaulay Culkin together

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:03 pm

Chuck Norris doesn’t fear terrorists. He actually enjoys them… for breakfast.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:04 pm

Angry Black Man

When did Newt lie under oath?

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:06 pm

NIF

Not Newt, Clinton.

wyldbyllhyltnyr@gmail.com

October 28th, 2009
4:06 pm

Jay. how a bout, we don’t change subjects when I’m making some headway? Couldn’t you have waited a little until I closed the deal?

Mrs. Godzilla

October 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

how about…and keep myself only unto you…..

IC Atlanta

October 28th, 2009
4:09 pm

I agree with Newt – it is up to the local folks to decide who their representative is.

Meanwhile – Hope & Change has struck again. Boy those dems really no how to turn around an economy.

http://www.ajc.com/business/atlanta-s-vacant-office-176491.html

@@

October 28th, 2009
4:12 pm

And YIKES, the dems had to seek out an independent turned Democrat to carry their water.

“My beliefs and principles are essentially Democratic beliefs and principles, and what label you want to slide on me I don’t think is necessarily appropriate,” Owens told me late Monday in his first interview as a candidate. “I think you have to look at how someone has acted over the span of your lifetime.”

Owens spoke about his experience in “job development” through the Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation, and how he believes a key to job creation is the luring of foreign companies to place some portion of their manufacturing operations in the U.S. through to satisfy “buy American” provisions.

Owens took a decidedly moderate line on health care restructuring, saying he does not support a public option available to anyone–the crux of the restructuring put forward by President Obama. He said some health plans in Congress not longer include the idea of a public option. This stance is gaining some traction in the Senate.

“It changes every day, the various iterations,” Owens told me. “The bill that I would vote for would have a couple of elements to it. It would cover the uninsured, it would eliminate the ability to exclude for a pre-existing condition, and also that focuses on cost-reduction.”

If the last special election in upstate New York was largely about the federal stimulus package, this one takes place in the shadow of the healthcare debate. While Representative Scott Murphy, a Democratic venture capitalist, squeaked to victory over Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco largely by wrapping himself in the cloak of a popular Obama, Owens is not looking to do the same. Obama’s poll numbers, of course, have since fallen and Owens did not mention his name once.

Of the final three prospective Democratic candidates–a dozen were interviewed at the Minnowbrook Conference Center–Owens is the only one who does not support a public option.

http://www.observer.com/4850/meet-bill-owens-dccc-approved-non-democrat-house

So are the dems running a DINO, an Independent, or what? One thing I know….the big money’s behind Owens. I thought that’s what we all wanted to get away from.

What the heck! It’s NY. I’m all the way down here in Georgia.

Jay

October 28th, 2009
4:14 pm

Byll, if I had to hold off posting until you “closed the deal,” I’d be forced to shut this blog down permanently.

Does the name “Sisyphus” mean anything to you?

Or maybe that should be “Sysyphys”?

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:17 pm

Not to change the subject, because Newt and Chuck are so cool, but never overwork your secretary because they can cost you dearly.

Price to PepsiCo for Not Being in Court: $1.26 Billion

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Price-to-PepsiCo-for-Not-law-3214509113.html?x=0&.v=1

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:17 pm

IC Atlanta

And we are about to get Cap and Trade so that the little improvement our economy makes will have it’s legs cut off by a system that will punish any industry that uses too much energy. So much for any manufacturing.

Obama can’t take over the country with a good economy. He needs these hard times. So don’t expect him to try and fix it.

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

Meanwhile, back in the statistical world of polls:

Put simply, the GOP’s brand is still a mess. According to the poll, just 25% have a positive opinion of the party (compared with 42% for the Dem Party), which ties the GOP’s low-water mark in the survey and which is a worse score than it ever had during the Bush presidency.

And some bad news for the Palinistas:

More than seven in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president, according to a new national poll. Seventy-one percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday morning believe the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is not qualified to be president, with 29 percent saying she does have the credentials to serve in the White House.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

That Jay, he’s just so sylly at times.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:23 pm

Angry Black Man

WTF? 1.26 million because two men had the idea to bottle water in 1981?

My kid once took our home wireless phone to school with him. So do we start working on a case against the cell phone companies?

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:27 pm

NIF

$1.26 Billion. Seems like the secretary who received the legal paperwork sat it aside while she was preparing for a board meeting. It lay on her desk for a while and never made it to the right people in time. PepsiCo said they found out about the lawsuit a few days after the judgement was passed down.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

ABM

It will just cost a lot more for the appeals.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

Kamchak

Try to stay away from posting data from sites like firedoglake. People will start to think that you actually read that garbage.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:35 pm

NIF

Not sure if the judgement will be overturned on appeal. They’re trying to get the judgement thrown out because they say they didn’t know about it in time. The article states that attorneys for PepsiCo made hearings in June and July or sometime during the spring. Somebody knew what was going on, but didn’t bother to let everyone in on it. If their argument is simply that they didn’t know, how can they explain the hearings that their attorneys made?

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:36 pm

Jay

I’m shocked that you posted an interview that was aired on the Network that is on Obama’s enemy list. Man, are you in trouble.

You need to only watch the networks that “go along” with Obama.

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
4:36 pm

Try to stay away from posting data from sites like firedoglake.

Are you laboring under the misapprehension that I work for you?

N.J.

October 28th, 2009
4:36 pm

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Cap and trade is a perfect idea and it actually will work because it actually has in other arenas at state levels.

The Hudson River used to be one of the filthiest waterways in the country, and the method of taxing pollution over certain levels and allowing other companies to purchase the pollution credits that companies which under polluted had from staying well below those levels resulted in a much cleaner and commercially viable river. Businesses found very innovative and relatively inexpensive methods of LOWERING their pollution without completely eliminating it. Very cleverly, they ended up being more profitable and productive AFTER the taxation and cap and trade went into effect than they were before hand.

The stimulus to the economy would be mind boggling. An estimated 2.5 trillion a year in wind turbine production alone is sitting there, and roughly another 1.5 trillion in various types of solar collectors is as well. This leaves out all other forms of non carbon alternatives.

Cap and trade has been in place in MANY states that have had air pollution problems for quite some time:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Cap and Trade Program Lowers Smog Levels in Eastern U.S.

EPA released a report showing that more than 103 million Americans breathe cleaner air thanks to a cap and trade program that reduces smog-forming emission of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). The 2008 NOx Budget Trading Program Annual Report, covering 20 eastern states and the District of Columbia, shows the summertime NOx emissions from power plants and large industrial sources were down by 62 percent compared to year 2000 levels and 75 percent lower than in 1990.

Highlights of the report show that:

The reduction of NOx has helped reduce smog levels by 10 to 14 percent in the NBP region – largely in the eastern parts of the country;

There is a strong association between areas with the greatest reductions in NOx emissions and downwind sites that show the greatest improvements in smog; and

The program contributed to improvements in air quality in 97 percent of nonattainment areas in the east, with 85 percent of these areas now below the smog standard.

http://cfeceny.blogspot.com/2009/10/cap-and-trade-program-lowers-smog.html

Conservatives have been blathering at the national level about the harm that Cap and Trade will cause, when in fact Cap and Trade is not a new idea, it is not an untried idea, and where it has been tried it has worked and not only has it worked, it has worked well and stimulated the economies where it has been put in place.

Relying on old technologies has never been a good way to create NEW and INNOVATIVE industries.
Creating the need and incentives to develop new industries does.

The automobile replaced the horse and buggy, simply because the horse and buggy was really incapable of getting people from the suburbs to the urban centers where they worked. The longer the distance workers had to travel to get to work, the more of a need to create a new modality of transportation.

Of course, the horse and buggy makers howled like crazy in keeping with the FDR quote:

“It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach”

It is almost always the wealthiest people who have a vested interest in horse and buggies who screech doom at the advent of the age of automobiles.

mike

October 28th, 2009
4:37 pm

Newt is overreacting. The Dems did exactly the same thing to Lieberman and they survived.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 28th, 2009
4:38 pm

Well, it’s just a shame Bookman had to go and change the blog right when Wyld Byll was trying to talk @@ into a picnic and looking at some pictures. I’ve seen Bookman’s picture, and I agree it’s hard to get any romance in with somebody like him around.

Anyhow, I think old Newt is wrong about that NY race. We can’t have somebody that’s for abortion and gay marriage running as a Republican. See, we’re all for keeping guvmint out of our life and bedroom. But that don’t mean we’re against taking a little peek into the bedroom to make sure a man is sleeping with a woman and not another man and making sure women have all the babys they get. A man that goes to all the trouble to get a woman in the Fambly Way has a right to see something come of it.

Have a good night everybody.

Angry Black Man

October 28th, 2009
4:39 pm

I’m out. Time to pick the ABD up from daycare. See you all later.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:40 pm

ABM

I just don’t get the verdict. Bottling water is an idea? I’m pretty sure that Java Man carried water is some sort of pouch.

Soda makers have to be freaking out, considering how popular bottled water is. And how about Dasani being purchased by Coke?

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:43 pm

Kamchak

Oh no. You wouldn’t work for me.

Just some friendly advice from someone that thought that you didn’t want to look like yet another mindless sheep that will believe whatever they read, no matter where they read it.

Sorry. I guess I was wrong.

@@

October 28th, 2009
4:44 pm

Now, jay, Byll and I don’t need no stable pony coming between us. Who knows….one day Byll and I may ride off into the sunset together.

The Sisyphus I know is depicted in a full canvas by Titian. He’s wearing a white loincloth and an earth-toned sash about his waist. It’s not a rock he’s rolling uphill. He’s struggling upon its weight on his shoulders — much like Atlas.

Don’t be a rock, jay.

““““““““““““““““““

Byll, there appears to be a lot of Peppy in your bloodline.

My cajun neighbor uses that term as a euphemism. Don’t be askin’ me what it represents. I won’t be tellin’ ‘ya. You’re very creative on your own.

(IW&SH)

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
4:46 pm

Sorry. I guess I was wrong.

I’ll try to contain my shock and awe.

mike

October 28th, 2009
4:46 pm

Redneck Convert –

Do you rely on ignorant stereotypes when you consider all types of people, or is it your utter intolerance for other views that leads you to focus your ignorant stereotypes on conservatives?

Just curious about how far your mindless and ignorant bigotry extends.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: Ate Up With Envy mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

October 28th, 2009
4:51 pm

Political Insider- Urinal
Newt Gingrich on Twitter: ‘Latina woman racist should…withdraw’

12:42 pm May 27, 2009, by Jim Galloway

I Report (-: You Whine )-: Ate Up With Envy mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

October 28th, 2009
4:56 pm

When did Gingrich turn holy on us?

By Jay Bookman | Thursday, December 4, 2008, 03:35 PM- Urinal

Perhaps, though, people like Gingrich can’t imagine any other way. And so, with the defeat of Republican moderates rendering the rump GOP more right-wing than ever, he apparently sees a path to power in challenging Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee for leadership of the Elmer Gantry wing of his beaten party. Maybe he’s clueless about the future of Republicanism, but if he’s right about it, it’s hard to see what kind of future Republicanism has.”

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:56 pm

NJ

**The stimulus to the economy would be mind boggling. An estimated 2.5 trillion a year in wind turbine production alone is sitting there, and roughly another 1.5 trillion in various types of solar collectors is as well. This leaves out all other forms of non carbon alternatives.**

Where do these people get these numbers? Trillions? All the car companies combined have never made trillions.

And the problem with Solar is simple. The sun goes down every day. Wind? It doesn’t blow all the time. And then there are the areas of countryside that would be needed to set up wind farms big enough to power large cities.

PLEASE start reading something other than what you are reading. If wind or Solar worked so well, why aren’t we using it? Where would you set the thousands and thousands of acres of land needed to hold all the wind turbines that would power a city like Atlanta?

Nuclear is the only answer and we actually built a huge reservoir to house the waste until Obama shut it down. Carter built it. Obama shut it down.

jconservative

October 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

Gingrich is correct.

The same group of Republicans who want to overturn the NY selection of a candidate did the same in the Republican primary in Rhode Island. The result was Republican Chaffee losing the general election to liberal Democrat Whitehouse. That’s why the Democrats have 60 senators in their caucus in the Senate. Chaffee wasn’t “conservative” on their issues & now you have Whitehouse in office who isn’t even on the same page as Chaffee.

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
4:58 pm

KAmchak

I actually come here to see what liberals really think. Shock is not the word. Disgusted is the word.

@@

October 28th, 2009
5:02 pm

Obama, above it all in 3-D glasses!!?!!

How goofy does he look?

Pretty dang goofy from my 20/20.

Jay

October 28th, 2009
5:04 pm

Reporter, the quote you cite wasn’t mine. It came from Michelle Goldberg of the New Republic, as I made clear when I cited it originally.

I went on to suggest I disagreed with Goldberg, writing:

Personally, I don’t think Gingrich harbors serious thought of major political office any longer, and for good reason. Even among his own party, he has too much baggage. In a recent poll, 48 percent of Republicans told Gallup they would NOT like to see Gingrich run for president.

Instead, Gingrich is carving himself a nice, profitable niche in the conservative market, hoping to build a base that will keep buying his books and paying his speaking fees. It’s all about the marketing.”

I stand by that analysis.

DoggoneGA

October 28th, 2009
5:04 pm

“Nuclear is the only answer ”

Actually, no it isn’t. I still think there’s a LOT of promise in the “air power” developed by that French inventor. I’ll be interested to see if it can be worked into larger and larger slots. It’s not going to be the total answer by itself, I don’t think, but it has a great deal of promise as an adjunct to solar and wind power. The air is always there, after all.

DagnerMouse

October 28th, 2009
5:06 pm

@JimmyCarter

What case? You made a statement that sounded like a question but couldn’t have been, as questions end with, y’know, question marks, and not periods. Followed by a statement about resting your case.

Free advice: stop typing when the visuals kick in, ‘kay?

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
5:09 pm

I actually come here to see what liberals really think.

And you continue to labor under misapprehensions. The imperative voice that you use assumes that you think I am under your control. Why you come here is your business, not mine.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
5:12 pm

I’m sure Newt and others of his ilk will always find those willing to purchase his bumper sticker mentality. After all, it is so much easier than actually thinking for oneself.

Road Scholar

October 28th, 2009
5:12 pm

If Liz/Palin in 2012, will Dick be Czar of all wars?

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
5:15 pm

Kamchak

**The imperative voice that you use assumes that you think I am under your control**

No. You are not under my control. I understand that you are under the control of the government. You really seem scared. I wouldn’t want control of you. You don’t need to be afraid.

Dusty

October 28th, 2009
5:15 pm

This place is turning into Saturday Night Live. But I don’t even get half the jokes!!

Bookman did give me a scare. He said something about one event or another would make Nancy Pelosi Speaker for LIFE. Now that is bringing us an early Halloween fright..

As to Gingrich, who cares? Nobody I know ever mentions him. Jay Bookman surely does like him. So there goes the reputation of Gingrich. The kiss of death so to speak. The only thing worse would be for Tucker to talk him “up” in her column. Those two would scare ….Chuck Norris?? ( I might as well join the crowd!!)

Nothing Is Free

October 28th, 2009
5:17 pm

Taxpayer

**I’m sure Newt and others of his ilk will always find those willing to purchase his bumper sticker mentality. After all, it is so much easier than actually thinking for oneself.**

I’ve never seen a Newt Bumper sticker, but boy have I seen the liberal bumper stickers. Cars with the entire rear covered with bumperstickers. You’ve seen them, haven’t you. You probably have a few yourself.

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
5:18 pm

I wouldn’t want control of you.

And there was much rejoicing.

Dusty

October 28th, 2009
5:21 pm

Thank you, Bookman, I skip several blogs and then make one comment and it is moderated. Inspirational, I tell you. Inspirational!!

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
5:24 pm

Well, NIF, you should give Newt a call and get your own personalized Drill Here / Drill Now sticker. I’m sure that he’ll try his best to be accomodative for a fellow family-valued conservative right winger, for $19.95 plus S&H.

mike

October 28th, 2009
5:24 pm

nothing is free –

“I’ve never seen a Newt Bumper sticker, but boy have I seen the liberal bumper stickers.”

My favorite is the “Dissent is Patriotic” bumper sticker so popular with liberals during the Bush years. Somehow that slogan got turned into “Dissent is Racism” as soon as dissent become undesirable.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
5:25 pm

There’s just something about Dusty that warrants moderation.

@@

October 28th, 2009
5:26 pm

Laying aside the fact that Obama’s original deadline for Iran was September…mid…late?

Iran has also ignored the Oct. 23rd deadline. They’re now drafting up a proposal of their own.

For my STRATFOR lovers: Iran has already made clear that it is unsatisfied by the plan to ship the bulk of its LEU out of the country for further enrichment. An Iranian state television report from Oct. 26 caveated that Iran would be demanding significant amendments to the proposal.

I guess Obama will be setting another deadline? He’s already knee-deep in deadlines and sinking fast.

Words….just words. As empty as the space between his ears.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: Ate Up With Envy mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

October 28th, 2009
5:29 pm

I chose to post the very end of the Goldberg excerpt and highlighted the pertinent last sentence, thinking that you were trying to make a point by ending the quote where you did.

Maybe your mouse scrolled farther than you thought?

It’s a minor point anyway, after all this blog is titled Yikes! Newt Gingrich making sense!?!?

Dusty

October 28th, 2009
5:30 pm

Hello…hello… Anybody out there?? knock..knock..

My comment on my missing comment is missing!!!

Kamchak

October 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

I’ve never seen a Newt Bumper sticker….

Newt gingrich designs available on 4,060 products

Dusty

October 28th, 2009
5:33 pm

Thank you, Bookman, for UNmoderating my posts. Now if you will just MODERATE Taxpayer!!!

md

October 28th, 2009
5:34 pm

“The final product in the House, reflecting many of President Barack Obama’s priorities, includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don’t purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so.”

Is insurance reform needed – absolutely. Is flushing the country down the toilet needed to do it – absolutely not.

We are going to fine Americans that don’t want it and to add insult to injury, we are going to tax them to pay for folks that “can’t” afford it. Wonder how many of those that can’t afford it are of the ilk that buy their alcohol and tobacco products with “their” money after using food stamps on everything else.

@@

October 28th, 2009
5:34 pm

I resisted the urge earlier but I can’t any longer.

Somehow that slogan got turned into “Dissent is Racism” as soon as dissent become undesirable.

Taxpayer, like so many liberals do NEED their racist boogeypersons. I’ve never quite understood the inherent need.

Heck! If I thought less of Obama due to his race, I’d refrain from saying “the space between his ears was empty.”

I’d tiptoe around the obvious in hopes of sounding politically correct? It would be the sensitive way of doing things.

Feeeeee…….lings.

Nothing more than feeeee…..lings.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: Ate Up With Envy mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

October 28th, 2009
5:37 pm

The Republicans could run Eliot Spitzer in 2012 and beat Obozo, mmm, mmmm, mmmmm, and judging from their original choice in NY-23, they probably will.

Pogo

October 28th, 2009
5:37 pm

The bigger question is for you Jay; since the Obama administration, (which pretty much controls your blog here so therefore I will give them credit for being your “content master”) thinks FOX is not a “real” news organization, why are you borrowing from one of their segments to create a topic? Do you make a habit of using irrelavent sources? These little wedge builders you throw in are kind of embarrassing. Your motive is soooo transparent. But, I guess it feeds the 20 or so members of your “base” here who are more than willing to wile away their lives on something that won’t help them or this country one little bit. It will however keep you in a job which is what is really important, isn’t it Jay?

FOX dominates in the USA. Without it we would basically have government TV. I don’t really blame you for using it considering that it is the only source out there that will still give us at least some truth. Yes, it may be self serving but at least it questions the status quo which is more than all of the other news organizations are willing to do.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
5:37 pm

Who hasn’t heard the bullcrap that defines Newt and his ilk. Newt is an absolute idiot. Yet, he always seems to find bigger idiots out there.

Taxpayer

October 28th, 2009
5:41 pm

@@

October 28th, 2009
5:34 pm

You need a comma between “liberals” and “do”. By the way, don’t fight the urge. The call of the Wyld awaits.

@@

October 28th, 2009
5:45 pm

Taxpayer:

I’ve quit worrying about punctuation.

I’m just not that into it anymore.

You obviously got my message. That’s all that matters.

Gov Option Done Deal!

October 28th, 2009
5:46 pm

Repubos doin’ what they always do–creating chaos that will cause their candidate in the NY 23 to lose.

md

October 28th, 2009
5:47 pm

“Instead, Gingrich is carving himself a nice, profitable niche in the conservative market, hoping to build a base that will keep buying his books and paying his speaking fees. It’s all about the marketing”

Might be time for the AJC to start reading his books, if it is all about the marketing. Catering to the left doesn’t seem to be doing much for you.