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Fred to Newt: We’re not ‘deaf, dumb’ – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com

October 27, 2009

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Fred to Newt: We’re not ‘deaf, dumb’

By ANDY BARR |

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson brushed back former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday over Gingrich’s warning that the Republican Party is wrong to thrown in its lot with the Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman over Dede Scozzafava, the GOP’s candidate, in the special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district.

Gingrich has called the many prominent national Republicans – including Thompson – who have endorsed Hoffman over Scozzafava in recent days “misguided,” arguing they are making a “mistake” to back a third-party candidate over the party’s nominee.

The conservatives who back Hoffman point to Scozzafava’s support for abortion right and ties to local union leaders.

via Fred to Newt: We’re not ‘deaf, dumb’ – Andy Barr – POLITICO.com.

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5 Comments
  1. Ronald Amerson permalink
    October 28, 2009 9:58 AM

    It is very obvious to me that Newt Gingrich and the Republican “leadership” in Washington have not learned the lessons of 2006 and 2008.

    Constitutional and Social Conservatives like myself are not coming back to the Republican Party based on rhetoric. We may vote for a Republican; but, when faced with the choice of a “RINO” candidate like Scozzafava vs. a true conservative like Hoffman, the true conservative gets the vote: period!!

    We are not in the business of “re-building” the Republican Party. If you want us, then YOU have to rebuild your party to be acceptable to us. I will vote my beliefs. If there is no Constitutional and Social Conservative on the ballot. I won’t vote.

    So far, from what we’ve been seeing from its leader’s – you are just offering the same old c__p.

    Ron Amerson
    Sun Prairie, WI

  2. Tater Salad permalink
    October 28, 2009 11:50 AM

    Ron Amerson………how correct you are on this one. Newt better wise up because the conservative base doesn’t want someone like this woman who supported Acorn. There is a bigger picture here, even bigger than what Obama had when he got elected. Conservatives are going to come out in force these next elections and whoever is not on board will have to go home with a boot in their rears.

  3. Tater Salad permalink
    October 28, 2009 11:51 AM

    To the Democrats & Republicans in Congress who don’t quite get it: I want to offer a personal pledge. I and a lot of other people have every intention of removing you from Congress in the next election if you stand in the way of health care legislation that the majority of the American people want but without any type of public option attached. That is not a hollow or idle threat. We will come to your district and we will work against you, first in the primary and, if we have to, in the general election. We do not want the “Public Option (single payer of any kind)”…..period! Rest assured, we are all watching how you vote now and in the future.

  4. 080 permalink
    October 28, 2009 12:26 PM

    Newt Gingrich’s argument was that he supported Scozzafava because that was the will of the Republican’s who live in the state. What he left out was that there was no primary selection but that Scozzafava was chosen by the standard Republican leadership. So that Hoffman’s candidacy will really show where the will of the people is.

  5. Morgan Orlins permalink
    October 28, 2009 2:16 PM

    I agree with you gentleman 100%! It’s absolutely INFURIATING that the Republican Party backs such an OBNOXIOUS leftist–that’s right I said LEFTIST–to be the Republican standard bearer in NY’s 23rd district. Heck, if this woman were even a McCain/Grahmnesty “moderate” she wouldn’t have caused such a backlash!
    The fact the Newt backs her says two things about him:

    1. Newt’s a party man rather than a reliable conservative. I love his books and his incredibly active intellect, but Newt can’t be trusted on some of the matters most important to conservatives or conservative libertarians like myself. How many of you remember his globaloney warming commercials with Al Sharpton and the other “warmista” idiots?

    2. Newt’s belief in the man-caused global warming myth should give us ALL pause when considering him for President. I know he’s brilliant, I know he’d destroy Obama in a debate, I know he’d be a good President on balance and far better than the current radical…but we can do better! This issue is far too important to overlook. This cap and tax abomination of a bill comes DIRECTLY from the Global Warming myth.

    Let’s use Newt’s prodigious talents wisely. And remember that he fires wildly on occassion.

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