At Michelle Malkin’s blog, on October 24th, 2009 at 11:48 am, MarcoPolo said:
My Dad, the world’s staunchest Republican, sent me this video:
The Real Newt Gingrich
There’s so much information in that video I can’t even pick a favorite excerpt to post here.
On October 24th, 2009 at 3:01 pm, MarcoPolo said:
On October 24th, 2009 at 2:24 pm, USMCgramma said:
MarcoPolo – Thank you and your father for bringing “The Real Newt Gingrich” to our attention. It’s a powerful 1/2 hr with very important information. (Also loved the Dallas Tea Party sign!)
You’re welcome. I hesitated because the JBS has such a reputation, but in another open thread another poster here proved me pretty wrong about my pre-conceived notions about that organization too. It’s amazing just how poisoned our information wells are.
My family isn’t involved, in fact I’d be surprised if my Dad knows who they are. He’s just a guy that worked blue collar for a living until he retired. Watches a little tv, listens to a little talk radio…votes the party line. He would rather talk football policy than fiscal policy.
So coming from him this was a sign to me that times are changing and our messages really are getting through to the very audience we’re trying to reach.
I felt this was worth repeating. I watched the video and learned things about Newt that I had never known before.
Newt had already lost me with his support of Dede Scozzafava, but that video gives me even more reasons not to trust Newt.
…kudos to Newt… He actually responded substantively to Miller’s polite question…But Newt’s still wrong. First, the NRCC and the RNC have the duty to elect endorsed Republican candidates, so one cannot blame them for following the lead of local party officials — but that’s not Newt’s role unless he chooses it for himself. He has held himself up as a leader of conservatives more than the Republican Party… Scozzafava did not get the endorsement through a convention process, after all, but in a closed-room meeting of sorts with the party leaders of the eleven counties in that district. I’m also not sure Newt has all of those policy positions correct, and he fails to mention that Scozzafava backs Card Check, which dumps the secret ballot in organizing elections and leaves working people at the tender mercies of union bosses, as well as imposing federal control over compensation for all American industries through its mandatory arbitration clause. That’s hardly conservative.Besides, this is a special election, and the same seat comes up again next year. If Scozzafava wins it, it will make it more difficult for a fiscal conservative to dislodge her in the 2010 primary. If the Democrat wins it, Pelosi wins one more vote for a year in a chamber which already gives her a 70-seat majority, and Hoffman can run as the truly Republican candidate in 2010.
The rising star of Sarah Palin passes over the melancholy ruins of Newt Gingrich, who spent the last of his credibility endorsing Scozzafava. The Republican Party of Gingrich dies, unloved and irrelevant. Something else is replacing it.