Sunday, October 25, 2009

Newt Gingrich has become a "conservative in name only". Part 2

I've already touched on several reasons why I'm no longer a fan of Newt. He has become a "party first" political hack. A tea party activist by the name of Lisa Miller recently attended a book signing for Newt's new book. It seems like he writes a book a month or so. Anyways, Lisa had an opportunity to ask Newt why is he supporting Dede Scozzafava. His answer told me all I needed to know, because I already knew the only possible answer he could give. He's backing Dede because she is a Republican.



This is Lisa questioning Newt on his selling out conservatism and becoming a party hack.



This reminds me of the 2002 Gubernatorial race in California. Republicans had a chance to stand behind a true conservative by the name of Tom McClintok. He was talked down by the California Republican leadership and by other California Republicans, because liberal Republican Arnold Schwartnegger was famous and "had the best chance at winning". That was their excuse. Look at the shape of California almost eight years later. This is the same scenario playing out in the 23rd district race in New York. Shame on Newt, and shame on any other so called conservatives that puts party ahead of ideology.

8 Comments:

Blogger Frank A. Dupree said...

It is truly sad to see the founder of the "Contract with America" support an obvious liberal just to win. This is a prime example of how Conservatives got into this mess we're in now with our representatives in Congress. It's why we now have the McCains, Grahams, Snowes and Spectors stabbing Conservative principles in the back. Winning at any cost always has a cost.

2:50 AM  
Blogger BarbFD said...

Tyrone: I just this morning sent off a scathing letter to Newt, and cc'd a copy of it to Michael Steele also. I told them that they should not be supporting a RINO, and should back the conservative candidate, as that person demonstrated what our party is supposed to stand for. I also let him (them) know that my husband and I would not support any further candidates unless they demonstrate conservative values. Period. In fact, I said that we would consider changing our party affiliation to independent if they continued this push to become "middle of the road" party vendors. Last two lines in my letter- "Don’t let us down- it’s the conservative values that will save our country, not veering towards the middle. I will wait patiently for a reply to my letter." I wonder what their replies will be?

12:59 PM  
Blogger JMK said...

I sure hope that Newt Gingrich hasn't sold out Conservatism for Republicanism.

NYS's "Republican Party" has long been a disgrace and a joke...NYS politics makes clear the distinction between the "political class" and the "productive class," as both Parties work together to divie up districts....both Parties are Keynesian (liberal, big government) and support an agenda based on the idiotic view that "Every problem has a scientific solution best implemented by a ell-intentioned government."

The results have been consistently disastrous.

That said, I'm greatly disappointed by Gingrich's Party-line stand against Hoffman in NY's 29th and I don't like his conciliatory posture toward the GOP's Rockefeller-wing "Moderates" at all, BUT, some have said that insiders, like Gingrich see the very real possibility of much of the GOP's Rockefeller-wing bolting to the other side should Conservatism's agenda be pushed too far.

I don't know if that's true, but I do know that the Rockefeller-wing's position on many key issues, like illegal immigration, Keynesianism economic policy and many other issues isn't far from that of Ted Kennedy liberals.

Maybe we should let them bolt.....but I believe that some, like Gingrich(?) may feel the GOP NEEDS their money.

I hate to see an icon, the last politician to actually CUT the federal budget.....the "Gingrich Revolution" is what delivered the booming late 1990s (by loosening up IPO regs and slashing the Capital Gains tax from 30% to 20%) and all those vaunted "budget surpluses" we had from 1998 thru 2000.....go off the rails.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyrone
Obama signed the anti-free speech bill at theUn 10-1-09. Do you think he knew?

10:27 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

Frank A Dupree "It is truly sad to see the founder of the "Contract with America" support an obvious liberal just to win"

Yup, it looks that way frank. Newt has has become a bought and sold party hack and nothing more. A party that exists only to win doesn't have a core message in which to attract a base of supporters. Go back to last year. The Conservative base came out in support of Palin. If it weren't for her, McCain would have lost by double digits easy. The only thing McCain could talk about during the campaign was "earmarks".

Frank A Durpree "This is a prime example of how Conservatives got into this mess we're in now with our representatives in Congress. It's why we now have the McCains, Grahams, Snowes and Spectors stabbing Conservative principles in the back. Winning at any cost always has a cost."

If Hoffman wins, this will be a major back smack to the GOP party bosses. The latest Gallup poll shows that more people identify themselves as being conservative. The GOP leadership must be smoking something.

2:46 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

BarbFD "Tyrone: I just this morning sent off a scathing letter to Newt, and cc'd a copy of it to Michael Steele also. I told them that they should not be supporting a RINO, and should back the conservative candidate, as that person demonstrated what our party is supposed to stand for."


Steele is from my state of Maryland. He lives in Prince Georges County. I voted for him when he ran for the U.S Senate, but even then I had my reservations in voting for him. During his campaign, he tried to hard to run away from being a conservative. Steele was more concerned with winning, that he tried to throw his conservationism under the bus. I wanted Ken Blackwell to become the Republican National Committee Chairman, but I knew the committee would never let that happen. Blackwell is a grass roots conservative and Steele isn't. I hope your letter penetrates the layers of denial and stupidity that the GOP has in front of it.


I also let him (them) know that my husband and I would not support any further candidates unless they demonstrate conservative values. Period. In fact, I said that we would consider changing our party affiliation to independent if they continued this push to become "middle of the road" party vendors. Last two lines in my letter- "Don’t let us down- it’s the conservative values that will save our country, not veering towards the middle. I will wait patiently for a reply to my letter." I wonder what their replies will be?

2:52 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

JMK "NYS's "Republican Party" has long been a disgrace and a joke...NYS politics makes clear the distinction between the "political class" and the "productive class," as both Parties work together to divie up districts....both Parties are Keynesian (liberal, big government) and support an agenda based on the idiotic view that "Every problem has a scientific solution best implemented by a ell-intentioned government."
The results have been consistently disastrous."

I totally agree jmk. The only way to change the Republican Party back to being a conservative leaning party is for cnservatives
to take over the party at the local and state levels. The top town approach isn't going to work. I toyed with the idea of how viable a third party would be jmk, and I believe also it would be a waste of time.

jmk "That said, I'm greatly disappointed by Gingrich's Party-line stand against Hoffman in NY's 29th and I don't like his conciliatory posture toward the GOP's Rockefeller-wing "Moderates" at all, BUT, some have said that insiders, like Gingrich see the very real possibility of much of the GOP's Rockefeller-wing bolting to the other side should Conservatism's agenda be pushed too far."

Then let the conservative agenda be pushed for all it's worth then in my book. If that is what it will take to flush the Rockefeller style moderate and elitist Republicans out of the fold. I'm 100% for it.

jmk "I don't know if that's true, but I do know that the Rockefeller-wing's position on many key issues, like illegal immigration, Keynesianism economic policy and many other issues isn't far from that of Ted Kennedy liberals.
Maybe we should let them bolt.....but I believe that some, like Gingrich(?) may feel the GOP NEEDS their money."


I don't believe the GOP needs their money. Conservatives were big givers to the Republican Party when the party use to have it's head on straight. Back in 2005 was when Republican conservatives started to get turned off with the party and they stopped giving as a result of it. Hoffman recieved over a million dollars in support in just a 24 period by conservatives. Conservatives are known to be great contributors when the cause is just.

jmk "I hate to see an icon, the last politician to actually CUT the federal budget.....the "Gingrich Revolution" is what delivered the booming late 1990s (by loosening up IPO regs and slashing the Capital Gains tax from 30% to 20%) and all those vaunted "budget surpluses" we had from 1998 thru 2000.....go off the rails."

People change jmk. Some eventually see the light while other stray off course. Newt is flawed. Maybe Newt is an example of why the next generation of conservative leadership must present itself.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe M said...

While I think Newt is a bit of a neocon, I realize that Dede was pushed thru by county legislator. What's really killing me about republicans is that there not out there recuiting guys like Marco Rubio or other outstanding conservatives and libertarians that can express liberty, free markets, founding principles and ideas. You listen to a guy like Mark Levin and he knows his stuff and it's inspiring. We need more statesman truely knowledgable in history, and able to express it with passion.

10:39 PM  

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