Wow. Newt Gingrich condemns political opportunism?

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Newt Gingrich, in a South Carolina radio interview, was asked today whether there are things he would not do or say in order to become president. Gingrich used the question to contrast himself with Mitt Romney:

“Sure, there are lots of things that I wouldn’t do. I wouldn’t lie to the American people. I wouldn’t switch my positions for political reasons. It’s perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts change, if you see new things you didn’t see in the past. Everybody’s done that — Ronald Reagan did it.

“It’s wrong to go around and adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election. Because then people have to ask themselves, ‘What will you tell me next time?’”

I share the speaker’s distaste for crass political opportunism. For instance, what would you say of a politician who on March 7 boldly condemns President Obama for not intervening in Libya on humanitarian grounds and who insists on immediate action …

“Exercise a no-fly zone this evening, communicate to the Libyan military that Gadhafi was gone and that the sooner they switch sides, the more likely they were to survive … This is a moment to get rid of him. Do it. Get it over with… All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening. And we don’t have to send troops. All we have to do is suppress his air force, which we could do in minutes.”

.. and then turn around on March 23, after Obama has intervened, to condemn the president for taking that very action?

GINGRICH: I think that two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is a lot … I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of allies in the region we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces.”

I agree with the former speaker: Politicians who turn on the dime for political advantage, particularly on issues of national security and military intervention, are not to be trusted.

Or how about a candidate who talks for years about the necessity of health-insurance mandates as the centerpiece of health-care reform, for example writing in a 2007 op-ed in the Des Moines Register ….

“Personal responsibility extends to the purchase of health insurance. Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.”

… and who then turns around to claim:

“The intractable problem with such individual and employer mandates is this: once you have a mandate, the government has to specify exactly what coverage must be included in insurance for it to qualify…. This is why individual and employer mandates are bad policy leading down the road to socialized medicine, whether the mandates are adopted at the federal level, or the state level.”

Or how about a candidate who embraces a cap-and-trade approach to climate change:

“I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good.”

and who even makes a public-service commercial insisting that we take action ….

… but then turns around and takes a diametrically opposed position in the 2011 GOP primary?

“I do know that I’m opposed to cap-and-trade and I’m opposed to any kind of massive government response.”

In that South Carolina interview, Gingrich went on to claim:

“I never take polls to figure out where I stand, because I think my job as somebody who’s been at this a long time, and as a historian by training, is to methodically figure out what’s right for America — and how do I explain it to you, so that you understand how we could create jobs, how we could balance the budget, how we could have a better future, how we could save Social Security?”

I find that pretense of principled leadership particularly ironic, because I vividly remember a discussion with Gingrich back in 1994, when he was still a House minority leader. He pulled out a copy of what was soon to become his ticket to fame and fortune, the Contract With America, and bragged that every single item had been poll-tested to ensure that it had an approval rating of at least 60 percent. If it didn’t reach that threshold, it was stricken from the list.

All politicians change their minds; all politicians keep an eye on public opinion. They couldn’t do their jobs if they didn’t. But Gingrich is the only politician in my experience who could tell you with a straight face that Position A is, frankly, the only moral, constitutional position that a patriotic American could possibly ever take, and then turn around tomorrow and tell you that anybody who takes Position A is, frankly, a secular socialist out to destroy this great country from within.

The utter shamelessness with which it’s all done is, frankly, scary.

282 comments Add your comment

RF

November 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

“It’s perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts change, if you see new things you didn’t see in the past. Everybody’s done that — Ronald Reagan did it.”

So, patriotism was his reason for cheating and generally screwing up in the 90’s, and now Reagan is his reason to change his position on issues!! ROFLMAO It’s official-Newt will say anything to get elected. This is just the pot calling the kettle black.

Adam

November 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

Form a sentence with these three words: Pot. Kettle. Black.

Granny Godzilla

November 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

A Newter Twofer.

Newt 2012
Holy Crap that’s Funny!

HDB

November 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

……and people STILL want to make this man a candidate for the Presidency?? Stupidity IS contageous, isn’t it???

Adam

November 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

I wouldn’t lie to the American people. I wouldn’t switch my positions for political reasons

AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAA

Adam

November 28th, 2011
3:57 pm

The utter shamelessness with which it’s all done is, frankly, scary.

But…. he’s so ARTICULATE

(Oh, I could do this all day… I should stop now :D )

Lord Help Us

November 28th, 2011
3:58 pm

Newt gets a pass since he is a historian not a lobbyist/consultant…

Don’t all companies pay millions to be advised by historians…

getalife

November 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

Jay drops the Pelosi commercial on the cons.

The hypocrisy of the newt is unmeasurable because he has no shame.

Just run willard and take this loss better than the last time cons.

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
4:01 pm

Which is more laughable?

This bizarre contention in the lunatic fringe that he is some sort of gigantic intellectual heavyweight?

Or that he keeps referring to himself as a historian?

Maybe a hysterian.

Either way, like his Dumb & Dumber Georgia partner in the race, he is an inveterate liar…

TaxPayer

November 28th, 2011
4:02 pm

But the difference with the Newt is that he’s actually old enough now to truthfully claim that he can’t remember his position even from day to day so he can change it to suit the situation without worry. I think a lot of those old tea partiers are in the same boat given their comments about not wanting government healthcare so long as folks leave their government healthcare alone.

Granny Godzilla

November 28th, 2011
4:07 pm

Barney on Newt Today:

“I did not think I had lived a good enough life to be rewarded by Newt Gingrich being the Republican nominee. It still is unlikely, but I have hopes.”

carlosgvv

November 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

The real problem is that most Republican voters will believe every word he and all the candidates say. I don’t think there is any cure for that kind of gullibility. Hey, is this a great country or what!!!!!!

Jack

November 28th, 2011
4:09 pm

I’m getting the idea that Bookman doesn’t like Newt. Anyway, I voted GOP the last time and will this time regardless of Liberal hysteria. We have to remove the Marxist from the White House.

moonbat betty

November 28th, 2011
4:09 pm

Nancy and Newt should have held hands throughout the commercial…

getalife

November 28th, 2011
4:10 pm

“Judge Jed Rakoff said the proposed $285 million settlement over a 2007 mortgage derivatives deal was “neither fair, nor reasonable, nor adequate, nor in the public interest.”NYT

Score one for OWS.

Get Real

November 28th, 2011
4:17 pm

So Jaybo, I guess the bottom line to your column is that you are not voting for Newt? Does that about sum it up…

Granny Godzilla

November 28th, 2011
4:18 pm

Jack

Marxist in the White House?

Bless your heart.

Talking Head

November 28th, 2011
4:20 pm

When Newt was Speaker, we cut taxes (captial gains), balanced the budget, and had budget surpluses.

While Obama has been President, we have spent more money than we ever have, the unemployment rate continues stay above 8%, and we are adding more to our national debt and budget deficit than ever.

So whether or not Newt changes his mind from point A to point B, it doesn’t matter too much with regards to the recovery of America. Obama’s decisions and policies haven’t helped us, we’ve witnessed the short-term ’success’ of his policies and we’ve witnessed they have no long-term sustainability. I don’t care if Newt get the nomination or even wins the Presidency, as long as Obama is out it’s gravy.

Granny Godzilla

November 28th, 2011
4:24 pm

Talking Head

“Obama’s decisions and policies haven’t helped us, we’ve witnessed the short-term ’success’ of his policies”

not intended as a factual statement

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:24 pm

You know, the Republican Party has a candidate with appeal to moderates and centrist Democrats who could win an election against Obama. It’s Jon Hunstman…the problem is the Republican Party doesn’t like him. Instead they trot out candidates like Newt.

Are they trying to lose?

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
4:25 pm

Great news, getalife!

Sadly, none of these Wall Street money launderers and legalized thieves will do time though.

Hundreds of millions in fines every other year for outrageous criminal activity is now just the cost of doing business for BIG business.

These criminally riddled organizations like Citi, JPMorgan Chase and BoA are economic terrorists. And are infinitely more dangerous to this republic than any group of Muslims or Mexicans.

And as the SEC now works for the banksters and white collar criminals, thankgawd there is still one United States District Judge with a functioning spine, who is interested in justice being served…

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:26 pm

Lord Help Us,

“Don’t all companies pay millions to be advised by historians…”

I think some recent history major grads will be sourly disappointed.

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
4:28 pm

Boy! Jay! four threadie thingies in one day!! I’m impressed.

Is it gl-u-u-u-u-u-u-mey today or what? Doing the Lake good, though!

dw

November 28th, 2011
4:29 pm

Newt deserves a prize for being the worlds largest d0uche bag

Jimmy62

November 28th, 2011
4:31 pm

Gingrich’s positions are not mutually exclusive. In the first he is not necessarily saying he would have intervened, he’s instead saying if he was going to intervene, he would go all out and Obama should have gone all out, too. And in the second he’s saying he would not have intervened. So basically, “I would not have intervened in this situation, but if circumstances forced me to, I would have gone all out towards the goal, rather than going in wishy-washy like Obama did.”

It’s only a change of position if you have the reading level of… Well a typical US high school graduate. On the other hand, if you care about the meaning of words then it’s not at all a change of position, but two separate statements that are related to each other, but not mutually exclusive of one another.

Where’s the column on how “I will close Guantanamo” is different from the reality that three years later Guantanamo is still open? Or how “We shouldn’t raise the debt limit” [Obama 2006] is different from “The GOP isholding the country hostage by not raising the debt limit? [Obama 2001]”

Oh, wait, I get it. You attack the GOP for everything, and ignore worse things from the Dems. I forgot this was a Bookman column and that truth and logic don’t matter, my bad!

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

dw,

“Newt deserves a prize for being the worlds largest d0uche bag”

Close:
http://sgfitnessblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/worlds-biggest-douchebag.jpg

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:35 pm

“if you care about the meaning of words then it’s not at all a change of position, but two separate statements that are related to each other, but not mutually exclusive of one another.”

Boy that Jimmy can tap dance.

CJ

November 28th, 2011
4:35 pm

Let’s not forget that Gingrich, a thrice-married serial adulterer, is now going around telling some religious conversion schtick indicating he worked so hard that he became, well, like an alcoholic. Amazingly, the social-conservatives are impressed.

This guy has been selling snake oil for decades, and I’m amazed that anybody is still gullible enough to buy what he’s selling.

(By the way, when speaking, this schmuck still refers to the word list that he distributed in the 90s to describe how to describe his political allies and political enemies: http://www.politicalstrategy.org/archives/000013.php)

dw

November 28th, 2011
4:35 pm

FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)

November 28th, 2011
4:37 pm

Newt/Perry 2012. Somebody pass the popcorn…

Midori

November 28th, 2011
4:37 pm

barking frog

November 28th, 2011
4:37 pm

Jimmy62 4:31 “exercise a no fly zone this evening”
v.
“I would not have intervened”
Mutually exclusive.

jconservative

November 28th, 2011
4:38 pm

Re Gingrich:
“On January 21, 1997, the House of Representatives voted to discipline him for ethical wrongdoing. He was accused of using tax-deductible charitable donations to fund a non-charitable college course that he taught, and of giving false information about this to the House Ethics Committee. In a 395-28 vote, the House ordered Gingrich to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty as part of a settlement to avoid a full hearing.”

Is this the guy some of you want in the White House?

Are you sure?

Talking Head

November 28th, 2011
4:41 pm

Is this the guy some of you want in the White House?

Are you sure?

We voted a former coke-head president last time, why not?

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:41 pm

Midori,

Best line: “There are probably a lot of conservatives who will dismiss Scarborough as a RINO, as they often do when they want to protect whatever delusion they’re nursing”

moonbat betty

November 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

Well I swear, Nancy was leaning in to kiss Newt at the end of that commercial!

Nancy was in the “no fly zone”

Midori

November 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

JCB – Newt and Hermie must be in a contest :lol:

Fox 5 report to accuse Herman Cain of 13-year affair

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2011/11/28/fox-5-report-to-accuse-herman-cain-of-13-year-affair/

FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)

November 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

“If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days because they get infections and they don’t have upper body strength. I mean, some do, but they’re relatively rare. On the other hand, men are basically little piglets, you drop them in the ditch, they roll around in it, doesn’t matter, you know. These things are very real. On the other hand, if combat means being on an Aegis-class cruiser managing the computer controls for twelve ships and their rockets, a female may be again dramatically better than a male who gets very, very frustrated sitting in a chair all the time because males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.”

– Adjunct Professor Newt Gingrich, Reinhardt College, January 7, 1995, “Renewing American Civilization.”

Welcome to the Occupation

November 28th, 2011
4:44 pm

Newt Gingrich is pure schizo-politics. He takes flip flopping one step further and delivers it with a cynical wink an earnest diatribe of impending doom. His face is like a skull on a frieze. An artifact of imperial doom

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:45 pm

Midori,

“Cain denies an affair, but not a relationship,”

Was a blue Banana Republic dress involved?

moonbat betty

November 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

FAUX news alert.

DANGER! DANGER!

jconservative

November 28th, 2011
4:48 pm

“When Newt was Speaker, we cut taxes (captial gains), balanced the budget, and had budget surpluses.”

Not totally correct. Clinton submitted a balanced budget for FY 1999 while Gingrich was Speaker. That was approved by Congress while Gingrich was Speaker. You can really give John Kasich more credit than Gingrich for the 3 balanced budgets as he marshalled them through the House.

Then on 11/25/1998 Gingrich announced that he would resign as Speaker and also resign as a member of the House.

Congresss then passed and Clinton signed the FY 2000 and FY 2001 budgets as balanced.

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

“males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.”

That is why you don’t see giraffes in herds on the North American plains.

jconservative

November 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

Talking Head November 28th, 2011 4:41 pm

Point taken.

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
4:50 pm

Newt was in a firefight alonside Bill O’Reilly…

Mr. Dithers

November 28th, 2011
4:50 pm

Gingrich’s positions are not mutually exclusive. In the first he is not necessarily saying he would have intervened, he’s instead saying if he was going to intervene, he would go all out and Obama should have gone all out, too. And in the second he’s saying he would not have intervened. So basically, “I would not have intervened in this situation, but if circumstances forced me to, I would have gone all out towards the goal, rather than going in wishy-washy like Obama did.”

NIce spin, Jimmy62. The first point is that he made his initial comments BEFORE the President and NATO intervened. He was telling him to intervene. Then, after he did intervene, Newt said he wouldn’t have intervened. Those are mutually exclusive. It’s apparent you didn’t quite reach the reading level of the average US high school graduate.

Granny Godzilla

November 28th, 2011
4:50 pm

Talking Head

November 28th, 2011
4:41 pm
Is this the guy some of you want in the White House?

Are you sure?

We voted a former coke-head president last time, why not?

Actually I voted for the guy who tried coke as a young man…I think you voted for the adult alcoholic coke head

FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)

November 28th, 2011
4:52 pm

jewcowboy@4:49: dude – you can’t make this stuff up!!!

Mr. Dithers

November 28th, 2011
4:53 pm

This isn’t even the pot calling the kettle black. This is the pot calling the pot black.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 28th, 2011
4:54 pm

I was going to suggest a limbo contest, but some of our posters seem to be able to go into the gutter without any effort.

Can Newt lecture us on marriage and fidelity next?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 28th, 2011
4:56 pm

Well, everybody lies a little. When we do it it’s just to get elected. When the libruls do it it’s because they can’t help theirselfs. They’re just liars.

Elect Newt but keep an eye on your missus if he’s in town. Other politicans just screw you over because it’s the way they are. Old Newt will go after your wife.

Almost quitting time. I can’t hardly wait to get home and watch Fox News. Have a good night everybody.

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
4:57 pm

“because they get infections ”

I always loved this one! I’ve wondered ever since the first time I heard it if he thinks menstruation is infectious!

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
5:00 pm

“Old Newt will go after your wife.”
:lol:

Brosephus

November 28th, 2011
5:03 pm

Not another Newt….

Y’all can have it. I’ve had enough servings of partisan soup for the day.

Peace out!!!

Mr. Dithers

November 28th, 2011
5:06 pm

Shameless is the perfect word for this guy. Going after Clinton while having an extramarital affair of his own, changing his positions on health care and global warming while ridiculing others for doing the same, lecturing the media on the proper questions to ask candidates, etc., etc., on and on, ad nauseum. If a Democrat had resigned from the Speaker position and the House as Newt had done and was now running for President, Newt would be out front and center condemning that Democrat for having the temerity to run for the highest office in the land with that history. It boggles the mind that this guy is the frontrunner. Just amazing.

Jim Pierce

November 28th, 2011
5:06 pm

You people are amazing. NONE of you have evolved, grown, made mistakes, and became who you are today right? EVERY mistake you have ever made, you should pay for , for a lifetime. Talk about Georgia rednecks !!
Grow the heck up… and buy a clue.

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
5:06 pm

Newt is old school.

Unlike Michelle and Sanitarium he would not sign the “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” unless it contained language stating that white families led better lives during slavery…

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
5:09 pm

Newt Says – “It’s wrong to go around and adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election. Because then people have to ask themselves, ‘What will you tell me next time?’”

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This is what Republicans expect from their leaders: “I want you to tell me everything I should think”.

Does this mean Republicans cannot think for themselves!

Jim Pierce

November 28th, 2011
5:09 pm

Judgemental Jamvet? “Let him who has no sin, cast the first stone”.

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:10 pm

“Shameless is the perfect word for this guy”

He’s not the only one either. Who was it, earlier, that kept saying something about giveing Clinton a “pass”? And here’s ol’ Newtie being given just such a “pass” Hypocrisy runs rampant.

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:12 pm

“Judgemental Jamvet? “Let him who has no sin, cast the first stone”.”

Ummm…being judgemental, are we? Don’t go looking in a mirror for a while, it might crack.

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
5:13 pm

@Jim Pierce November 28th, 2011 5:06 pm – You people are amazing. NONE of you have evolved, grown, made mistakes, and became who you are today right?
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May we not become or dismiss the evil that we deplore!

JKL2

November 28th, 2011
5:13 pm

carlosgvv- The real problem is that most Republican voters will believe every word he and all the candidates say. I don’t think there is any cure for that kind of gullibility

obama says,”What?” Hope and change all the way to my bank. Hahahahahaha….

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
5:13 pm

“EVERY mistake you have ever made, you should pay for , for a lifetime. ”

A lifetime of actions, in this case 68 years worth, demonstrates who you are as a person and where your internal compass of rectitude points. Actions do indeed speak louder than words.

retired early

November 28th, 2011
5:18 pm

An article in todays NYT talked about the Democratic Party losing the “white middle class vote”.
Their surveys found that the White, college educated vote predominately Democrat, while the working class, less educated, vote Republican. This has been the trend for over 3 decades. The GOP began targeting that group in what was called “the southern strategy”, where they target a less informed, and therefore more gullible voter.
It is truly an amazing to see these people continue to vote against their own best interest…but then again…when roughly 20% of the population has a college degree…that leaves 80% who don’t.
Now, it is starting to make sense……

Ross Perot

November 28th, 2011
5:21 pm

Amazing how the libs want a perfect record on ethics in the white house,(see Solyndra and other green jobs for campaign cash programs) and an iron clad non flexible will, (see Obama caving on the bush tax cuts and christmas tree tax). Rofllmao

too little time

November 28th, 2011
5:21 pm

Newt’s stand on health insurance is not a contradiction. Demanding someone of means buy health insurance is a far cry from the government enshrining a personal mandate in law, and handing out subsidies and credits to the bottom half of taxpayers at the expense of the top half.

I am not a big new fan, but JB logic on this point is abysmal.

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
5:22 pm

“Let him who has no sin, cast the first stone”.

“The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose.”

“These people (congressional Democrats) are sick. They are so consumed by their own power, by a Mussolini-like ego, that their willingness to run over normal human beings and to destroy honest institutions is unending.”

“Woody Allen had non-incest with his non-daughter because they were a non-family. It fits the Democratic Party platform.”

“I’m willing to lead, but I’m not willing to preside over people who are cannibals.”

“We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”

Three guesses who cast those stones…

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:22 pm

“Amazing how the libs want a perfect record on ethics in the white house”

You guys REALLY need to coordinate better. Earlier today we were being chastised for being too soft on Clinton. Now which are we? Rigidly inflexible, or too soft?

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
5:24 pm

Jim, I know that adage has some power amongst the mythologists here, but for me?

(I had a lovely supper and all I said to my wife was that that piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIaORknS1Dk

jewcowboy

November 28th, 2011
5:24 pm

Ross Perot,

“Amazing how the libs want a perfect record on ethics in the white house”

So we might as well elect someone without them to begin with huh?

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
5:29 pm

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:31 pm

“So we might as well elect someone without them to begin with huh?”

Welllll…we’re going to do that anyway, but at some point we have to decide to what degree we can tolerate the unethicalness.

pogo

November 28th, 2011
5:35 pm

A NYT’s article today said that Obama had abandoned seeking the support of the white working middle-class people in this country in his re-election effort. He has decided that his coalition in 2012 will be comprised of those that rely upon government for everything in their lives (the ignorant poor, if you will) and those old Keynesian/revolutionist remnants of the 60’s, the so-called “intellectual elite”. This once and for all tells us what Obama is all about. He is a who gratifies himself with living as and nourishing the rich of his choosing and ignoring everyone else. As for the poor, they are to be used by him to further his cause. He doesn’t really care about them, but they are an easy bunch to manipulate and he knows this. He relies upon their need and their ignorance to support them.

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
5:38 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 28th, 2011
5:43 pm

JCB: So we might as well elect someone without them to begin with huh?

Does the name Deal ring a bell? :D

tiger-uga

November 28th, 2011
5:44 pm

Gosh, it is the same group of people commenting on this blog as your last one! Just like I said before people, exchange phone numbers and do a conference call! I think I will go over and read the New Hampshire paper!

Billybob

November 28th, 2011
5:46 pm

hanging on by a thread liberals……….love it…..jconservative…….we have a president who started his political career in the living room of an un-repentant domestic terrorist…..is that what you really want? are you sure?
jay, you sure are good at whipping up a liberal crowd, so do you moonlight as a community organizer? maybe you could challenge the community organizer in chief in the primaries…….just like hussein, fanning the flames of the liberals will not be enough this time around b/c your radical dem party has lost the middle……..enjoy the landslide, at least barney frank can see the handwriting on the wall, and like a true radical liberal statist without a spine, is bailing out…..and bless his heart, as long as krugman keeps writing columns on ‘things to tax’ your ilk is doomed…….please keep it up libs!

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:47 pm

“Gosh, it is the same group of people commenting on this blog as your last one!”

Well golly gee! And here you are, the same person who lcheck the blog the last time.

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
5:49 pm

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
5:50 pm

@Ross Perot November 28th, 2011 5:21 pm – Amazing how the libs want a perfect record on ethics in the white house.
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“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”

“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.”

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
5:53 pm

After all, why would Obama want to go after low-information voters without college degrees who get all of their “information” (propaganda) from talk-radio. It just doesn’t make sense.

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
5:54 pm

Newt is what stupid people think smart people sound like!!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 28th, 2011
5:55 pm

We have a new standard from Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, based on the accusations of a 13 year affair by an Atlanta woman with Hermie:

individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

I bet Newt is for the moving of the goalposts too. So now, after accusing liberals of “giving Clinton a pass”, the Republicans now move to say its now off the table. So much for those “high republican standards”. :lol:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 28th, 2011
5:56 pm

Okay to fix the quote

No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.

Ross Perot

November 28th, 2011
5:56 pm

Wow, Bill Clinton balanced the budget. Revisionist history.
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=5656

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
5:56 pm

Billybob: you are either md or Dave R. Your posting style is unmistakable with all of the periods. And, since md would have not reason to disguise his/her name, then that just leaves you Little Davy Crybaby.

You know, Little Davy Crybaby, nobody really reads your marginally coherent rants. You have some real anger issues you need to address. I just hope you don’t belong to a militia.

Doggone/GA

November 28th, 2011
5:57 pm

“So much for those “high republican standards”.

Oh, they have high standards, they just don’t last very long!

JamVet

November 28th, 2011
5:59 pm

So what is this about Herman having an affair with a 13 year old? (LOL)

Notwithstanding BHO’s obvious failings, what incredible works of art you fake cons trot out there every cycle now, huh?

Cain is the new Keyes.

Michelle is the new Sarah.

And Mitt is the new……..Mitt!

roughrider

November 28th, 2011
6:02 pm

Newt would say or do anything to advance himself.One word describes Newt and that word is LIAR.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 28th, 2011
6:02 pm

Lord Help Us

November 28th, 2011
6:03 pm

Reagan taught us that deficts don’t matter…

Now Newt (and his followers) teach us that morals and ethics don’t matter…

Thanks…

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
6:04 pm

Ross Perot: and your point is? Why couldn’t they do that under a Republican President? Like, say, George W. Bush? Huh?

Billybob

November 28th, 2011
6:06 pm

no anger in my post, the only anger being whipped up is coming from the white house through class warfare and the crying is also coming from the white house as they blame anything and everything for their failed central gov’t policies EXCEPT for, drumroll please, themselves…….don’t own a gun so no militia…..just truth about your boy hussein……funny that nobody reads my posts……except you and you didn’t refute any of my points which are very accurate……so keep up the LIB 101 ‘intellectual superiority’ template, that will work for you…….and fyi billybob speaks for billybob and only billybob….thought you would like that one lib…..enjoy what the radical libs have done to your party in the coming elections

Ross Perot

November 28th, 2011
6:07 pm

Come on Not Newt, you can say it. Solyndra. Now that didn’t hurt too bad ostrich, did it?

Soothsayer

November 28th, 2011
6:07 pm

godless heathen

November 28th, 2011
6:07 pm

Jay, Granny, Keep, and Doggone won’t be voting for Newt. Nothing to see here so I’ll move along.

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
6:09 pm

I share the speaker’s distaste for crass political opportunism.

For instance, More republican opportunism and failure. Using the christmas bombing as a fundraiser!

I remember!!!!!!!!!!

Not Newt

November 28th, 2011
6:13 pm

@Ross Perot November 28th, 2011 6:07 pm – Come on Not Newt, you can say it. Solyndra. Now that didn’t hurt too bad ostrich, did it?

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Mr. Perot, I am not hurt by your statement!

Hurt people hurt people!

You should know.

Lucifer

November 28th, 2011
6:13 pm

I ask you: What kind of GOP voter eats Newt’s crap? He obviously thinks the entire U.S. population is filled with dunces who can’t figure out his flip-flops and outright lies. I am stunned and frustrated that someone who was forced out of Congress after paying a $300,000 penalty for ethics violations, brought the entire nation to a standstill by shutting down The Hill, divorced his wife when she was diagnosed with cancer, and moved to impeach Clinton over Monica Lewinsky while concurrently having an affair with another woman himself, is garnering so much attention from Republicans. The man is a lying hypocrite who needs to be cast into the scum bucket of history but his supporters are too stupid to realize the depth of his effrontery and transgressions. If you support Newt Gingrich, you are nothing short of an embarrassment to those of us who actually have brains which allow us to protest when he pisses on our legs and tells us it is raining.