Newt Gingrich. What a cad.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells NRO that he is sure that endorsing Republican Dede Scozzafava in the upcoming special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district was the right thing to do. “I endorsed the Republican who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, opposes the Obama health plan, signed the ‘no-tax-increase’ pledge, and supports a comprehensive energy plan like I do,” says Gingrich.
Third-party candidates like conservative Doug Hoffman, Scozzafava’s challenger, often serve only to divide the GOP, says Gingrich. “Just look at what’s happening in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race,” he says, pointing to the campaign of independent candidate Chris Daggett, who has siphoned support from Republican candidate Chris Christie. “What’s happening in New York and in New Jersey should be a sober warning to every purist in this country.”
“If you seek to be a perfect minority, you’ll remain a minority,” says Gingrich. “That’s not how Reagan built his revolution or how we won back the House in 1994.”
Doug Hoffman, the conservative candidate in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, called on his RINO opponent to leave the race today. Conservatives across the country are rallying for Hoffman. Here is Club for Growth’s ad in support of DOug Hoffman: [...]
Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman has asked for the President to intercede in preventing voter fraud after it emerged that such had taken place on Troy, New York, reported earlier.
Pause for laughter. [...]
ACORN will steal it for the marxist futz...they always do.
"I wasn’t sold on Dede from the beginning. That race represents 8% of Oneida County. Throughout the nomination process, I would have thought there would have been more sensitivity, in light of what happened with Tedisco in NY 20, who was the annointed front runner. [Republican Tedisco was defeated in a special election for an open Congresssional seat earlier this year]. Just with [Dede] coming out of Albany — any legislator in Albany is so tarnished why would we nominate them ? We acted very tone deaf in how we selected this nominee."
So, Newt Gingrich is invoking Reagan to defend his endorsement of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava in the NY-23 special congressional election? [...]
So, in Newt's eyes, supporting a Leftinistra even though a Republican was how Reagan won. Let me see if I have that right, OK?
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