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October 26, 2009


Newt goes "Saul Alinsky" on Sarah Palin's endorsement of Doug Hoffman

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Has Newt Gingrich gone to the "dark side?" Well, you have to wonder, when he attacks both the endorsement by Sarah Palin of Doug Hoffman. Not only does he attack the candidate from the Conservative Party for a U.S. House seat election in upstate New York, he attacks Sarah Palin's endorsement, saying it will lead to the end of the GOP for generations to come.


by Edisto Joe

Sarah Palin's endorsement of Conservative, Doug Hoffman, in the upstate New York Senate Race over Republican Dede Scozzafava who is backed by Newt Gingrich, is a clear example of the present problem facing the Republican Party. Scozzafava is a Republican in name only. She votes like a liberal, stands for big government, abortion rights, and even supports laws to make it easier for unions to organize private business. So why would Newt Gingrich support her?

According to Newt, if you want to take back Congress from the Democrats, then you need to accept Republican candidates who may not fully conform to party ideals. I'm sorry Newt, but Sarah's right on this one. As she stated on her Facebook page, "Political parties must stand for something" and she's absolutely right.

Gingrich's reasoning only makes sense if you are strictly a supporter of party politics by name only. It is not the way to fix the Republican party and retake Congress and the White House. Another line of reasoning says, what good is it to elect a candidate that will support the Democratic agenda and eventually go the way of Arlan Specter. Better to stand up for your beliefs and die at the ballot box than give aid and comfort to the enemy.

This is exactly the reason Palin is endorsing Doug Hoffman. Without Hoffman in this race it would be a contest against two Democrats, one who happens to be running on the Republican ticket. Hoffman may not win and indeed recent polling shows that may be the case, but at least another "pretender" from the Republican side will have a harder time winning office. This is the message that needs to be sent to the RNC.

Conservative tradition and beliefs will never disappear from the American landscape. In fact most Americans hold dear to those ideals weather they admit it or not. The left has invested huge sums of time and capital in combating the conservative message and courting the independent voter. Republicans fearing unemployment adapted a middle of the road philosophy in believing it would be more popular with the electorate. By moving away from their core principals they invited disaster in the last elections and have given us the worst of all outcomes, a Liberal Democratic Administration that controls both Houses of Congress.

Sarah Palin is shaking up the Republican establishment and her voice cannot be ignored. The "old guard" in the party better listen and take note. Those thousands that marched on Washington and took part in the town hall meetings had you in their sights as well as the Democrats.

The only way to get this country back on the right track and derail the rapid advance of socialist policy is to go back to Reagan style politics. Her endorsement of Doug Hoffman has more to do with setting the party straight than abandoning the parties candidate. Newt Gingrich of all people should realize this. In the past he has been the one who called on Republicans to adhere to core values and the beliefs of their party. His endorsement of a left of center Republican leaves one scratching their head.

The product says made in America but the parts all come from China. What good comes from endorsing a candidate for office who you already know sides with your opponent? The Republican Party needs to get back in the game. Right now they're playing scared, not wanting to lose. Its time to play to win and that means going hard on the offensive and standing up for the principals that gave you victory in the past. Right now you stand for nothing!

Wild Thing's comment.........

Palin is exactly right on this, and Newt is out to lunch supporting such an abject fact, worse than a RINO.

Gingrich must think we’re all stupid, He essentially says,”If we all just become the liberal democrat party we will win elections”

So, according to Mr. Gingrich, she's really a conservative, despite her far left positions on many issues and endorsement by the Daily Kos. We're just not sophisticated enough to understand I guess.

Conservatives are the majority, we can win if we stand on principles. Make the moderates come to us.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:50 AM


Gingrich wants to play both sides of the aisle. I really wonder if he's even a true Conservative. Remember he threw JC Watts under the bus to curry favor with Jesse Jackson.

Gingrich, the guy who condemned Bill Clinton's affair while he was having his own.

Posted by: BobF at October 26, 2009 07:15 AM

How hypercritical! Gingrich is chastising everyone else for putting their 2 cents into a local race but he's doing the same thing with his endorsement and statement.

Posted by: BobF at October 26, 2009 07:23 AM

Gingrich is the consummate politician. He can work both sides of the isle and has, to the detriment of the party and the people it represents. I have never liked him.

Sarah Palin goes with her gut and how she sees whats going on and tries to right the wrong. She is the ultimate Conservative. She believes in the American way, American Values. She represents most of the people, she's a great speaker, she fires up crowds and is a tremendous inspiration.

I am not defending Gingrich or advocating what he is saying, but unless we can get these two sides together, we will not win in November. And Obama will continue with his planned destruction of the American. Bush 41 lost to Clinton why ? Ross Perot. Clinton got in both times without a majority, the first time I don't think he broke 40% of the vote.

Like it or not if we are going to take back the congress we are going to have to hold our nose and vote, sometimes for the Pigs of the party, the RINOs just to achieve this goal, then deal with them. But first things first.

Had to go to a Holloween Party last night, one of the Trucks there had 'Gun Rights', ' 2nd Amendment' stickers all over his truck. So I asked him who he voted for last election, 'I never vote' he said. 'Can't trust em'. This is the attitude that has to be reached.

As a third party, Sarah Palin will not be elected. Because this will alienate parts of the Republican party and split the vote, again. We've seen this happen before. John Anderson (?), Perot, T. Roosevelt ran as a Third party candidate and the Republicans lost. Hence we got the first Real Progressive elected to the White House, Woodrow Wilson. The beginning of all of our problems.

We are stuck with the Republican Party and until we can forge out another, we got to go with this otherwise, it will be another 2 years of democrat congress and their Liberal big government or worse.

I don't see it any other way.

Posted by: Mark at October 26, 2009 08:10 AM

The POSTURING of these politikooks disgust me. I'll never forget that Newt wanted to impeach Bill Clinton WHILE Newt was scrogging the Washington DC CCCP elite! Unreal. God bless Sarah and all hockey moms everywhere... Still like Mitt Romney in 2012 with Michael Steel as his VP!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 26, 2009 08:12 AM

I've been over Newt for some time. I have contributed to Hoffmans's campain. Those who see politics as a "team sport" need to learn-there is no time left for this baloney. I have stopped supporting Republican Party backed fund raising efforts. My money was spent on the Re-election of Maine Sen. Susan Collins who like her colleague Olympia Snowjob now backs Obama Voodoo Healthcare By the way, why is the right not using the remarks of the Bronx thug Fla. Rep. Alan Grayson to raise funds the way the Pinkos used the S.C. congressman's cry that Obama lied about health care for illegals ? (there is a subtle differencs between stating that someone told a lie and calling them a liar) Grayson is the second coming of John (the Silky Pony) Edwards and with a little effort we could see Grayson come to the same political end but perhaps sooner.

Posted by: willy at October 26, 2009 11:13 AM

Thanks for publishing my post.
The Republican Party is adrift in a sea of diluted conservative values. Now more than ever is the time to set the course straight. The last election is in your face GOP proof. NOBAMA in 2012!

The Edisto Joe Outlook
"Semper Fi" 2nd Bn. 9th Mar.

Posted by: Edisto Joe at October 26, 2009 12:12 PM

I don't like Newt. Like obama, Newt is a narcissist. He will pose with the devil just to get his picture taken. Party first does not take precedence over values first in my book. Recently we saw George Bush pick Arlen Specter over a more conservative candidate. Look where Specter is now and how he votes.

Palin has picked the right candidate. I used to like Newt. He still on occasion gives a good talk that sounds conservative, but his actions don't back up his rhetoric. Sarah Palin sticks with her values through thick and thin.

Posted by: TomR at October 26, 2009 01:20 PM

Newt! The GOP symbol is the Elephant, elephant's are known to have long memories. Remember that REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICA. Some of us conservatives do.

As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives.

Like Lincoln, our first Republican president, we intend to act "with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right." To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves.

On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Republican majority will immediately pass the following major reforms, aimed at restoring the faith and trust of the American people in their government:

* FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;
* SECOND, select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;
* THIRD, cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;
* FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs;
* FIFTH, ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;
* SIXTH, require committee meetings to be open to the public;
* SEVENTH, require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;
* EIGHTH, guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

Thereafter, within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, we shall bring to the House Floor the following bills, each to be given full and open debate, each to be given a clear and fair vote and each to be immediately available this day for public inspection and scrutiny.

Just who got caught in that snarled trap of duplicity and corruption? None other than Newt, who borrowed money from Robert Dole to pay his fines. Go back to pandering your version of freedom to those supple minds at the university Newt. Member 1389. GINGRICH NEWTON L R-GA,CFR '92,,, To the GOP's credit they have ousted many of their corrupt but not enough, they aren't anymore trransparent than Obama's A'holes. I don't see Sarah Palin listed as a member of the Council On Foreign Relations or on the Rolls of the Trilateral Commission, both organizations set on furthering the Communist agenda of a one world government, so Newt, you can go play tiddlywinks with Canvasback McCain.

Posted by: Jack at October 26, 2009 01:33 PM

I'll make it short and to the point. I am a conservative first and I'll back Hoffman. I also told both the RNC and the California Republicans not to ask me for a single penny until they get a spine and don't waste any postage on me because their stuff will end up unopened and in my trash.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at October 26, 2009 03:10 PM

BobF., oh wow that's right. I felt so
badly for JC Watts, he is a good man.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:14 PM

BobF., I think so too, he really is ticking
me off.
I really got mad too when he did that
stupid global warming commercial with
Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:15 PM

Mark, that you so much.

I agree too with the man that had
the truck. I made a promise to myself this
last election. I am only voting for
conservatives and no rino's. The rino will
vote with the dems so what is the point.

It is just very upsetting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:20 PM

Darth, yessss God bless Sarah. I pray
for her everyday.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:21 PM

Willy, thanks so much for sharing
about that. I kept hanging in too
long for Newt and now I am sooo done
with him and for good too.
Once I get to this point I never go back.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:23 PM

Edisto Joe, that you sooo much for
coming by. I appreciate so much
what you wrote.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:24 PM

Be right back to finish reading the comments.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 26, 2009 05:25 PM

For years we've been holding our noses and voting Republican and what did we get? RINO's. Republicans who became just like Democrats in spending and big government. Maybe, it's about time to vote principal and conviction and let the chips fall where they may. You would have thought after the past two congressional elections Republicans would have gotten a clue but they haven't. I'm no longer voting to support party line to prevent the Democrats from taking over, instead a candidate is going to have to earn my vote.

Posted by: BobF at October 26, 2009 06:27 PM

"Gingrich also harkened back to the '94 Contract, saying politics needs to be about ideas -- he called them "vivid, powerful alternatives" -- not just maneuvers. "I want to see an alternate Republican Party," Gingrich said, "not an opposition Republican Party."
-- Andrew Malcolm

Posted by: Jack at October 27, 2009 12:09 AM

Please Remember that Naancy Jonson as chairwoman of the House ethics committie entertaind 86 baselis charges against Newt Gingrich and the Republican Caucus did not through her out. Nancy Johnson is gone today. When the Democrats finally decided that they wanted her seat a RINO like her had zero backing from the people. Gingrich is curring favor with the party bosses that run the party in the Northeast. Palin is uniting with the People.

Posted by: Avitar at October 27, 2009 12:44 AM