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Newt a “RINO among Rinos”?
Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:05pm | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 04/27/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT by Josh Painter

You have got to be kidding me. This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top:

"Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s normally quizzical attitude of 'you need to get on my level' pomposity, so… wash)…."

"Here’s what you can do to help the Republican party, Newt: don’t. You overstayed your welcome in the presidential race by a long shot, frequently looked absurd, and constantly undercut the GOP’s credibility. I lamented about this when it happened, but the day that the 'true conservative' Newt Gingrich committed the one unforgivable political sin — throwing free enterprise under the bus — was among the most disillusioning I’ve yet experienced (but… I’m still young. I’m sure I can look forward to plenty more of that in the future, womp womp.) While I’ll admit that he had several shining, brilliant moments of insight when even I cheered, the conservative cause should be all too glad to see the back of him…."

"With ‘conservatives’ like Newt Gingrich, who needs liberals? If he does continue to act as a conservative voice in an attempt to ‘help’ the Republican cause, let’s hope he uses his wonkishness for good and keeps the damaging blather on lockdown."

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Please don't endorse Romney, Newt. It won't make the GOP-e's/Mittwits any less jealous or resentful of you than they already are.

I've noticed that as a conservative website becomes more of a Romney fan site, it just gets nastier and nastier. Even the Ronulans aren't as despicable as the Mittwits are.

So what rock did Morrissey and Allahpundit turn over to find Erika Johnsen? Never saw a once-conservative website sink so low as Hot Air.

1 posted on 04/27/2012 8:19:28 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

I will never vote for Romney ... say what you will, I will never vote for Romney. Condemn me and throw slings and arrows my way, I will never vote for Romney.

I have a conscience and standards. I will never vote for Romney.

If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it. I will never vote for Romney.

Oh, by the way, I will never vote for Romney.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 8:22:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Josh Painter

LMAO!

RINOS to left of me RINOS to the right of me!

By today’s standards Reagan was a RINO.

“Reagan,” Vice President Dick Cheney famously declared in 2002, “proved deficits don’t matter.”


3 posted on 04/27/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: doc1019

If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.
If my “not” voting for Romney means the Obama wins, so be it.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 8:25:34 PM PDT by narses
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To: Josh Painter

Erika Johnsen writes:

“Mitt Romney may not be the conservative champion we’ve all been waiting for (and how!), but in an election year in which the economy needs to be the primary issue and the very fiscal future of the United States hangs in the balance, what America needs right now is a businessman who truly understands and respects free markets as a powerful force for worldwide prosperity, wealth, happiness, efficiency, innovation, and all manner of good things that big government can only achieve at a sub-par level, if at all.”


5 posted on 04/27/2012 8:27:13 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: narses

There is no “I may not” in my response, there is a “never”, however.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 8:28:16 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Josh Painter

Mr Dede Scozzafava, global warming and Potomacized idiot, is no Conservative. Neither is Mittens. You've been had by the GOPe. The game is RIGGED.

7 posted on 04/27/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: NoLibZone

The idea of Romney supporters call ANY other candidate a RINO is the worst possible hypocrisy.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 8:31:11 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Snarlin’ Arlen Specter, whom Santorum endorsed TWICE (once for Senate, once for president) is also no conservative. Hell’s bells, he isn’t even a Republican any more.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 8:34:38 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Josh Painter

Again, your perceptions are wrong.

I trust Sarah Palin’s judgement.

I trust Dick Cheney’s judgement.

I trust RUSH’s judgement.

Do you?


10 posted on 04/27/2012 8:36:08 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: Josh Painter

The idea of Romney supporters call(ing) ANY other candidate a RINO is the worst possible hypocrisy.

Isn’t such a tactic of the enemy?


11 posted on 04/27/2012 8:36:34 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: doc1019

Hopefully, your thinking in this matter is not widespread. I would vote for Ron Paul over Obama, and I think Ron Paul is a nut case. ABO


12 posted on 04/27/2012 8:39:50 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: Josh Painter
As most of you know, I am not a Newt guy, but this chicks article is insane and based in ignorance. I just looked up who she was and this is her:

I have shoes older than her. This is why she has no idea what she is talking about. She has no context. Newt has some real clinkers in his dossier, but a RINO of this level? Come on. Political critiques should be left to people who have lived through more than one election cycle. If she doesn't know where she was when the landslide election results came in Nov of '94, she needs to shut up.

13 posted on 04/27/2012 8:40:42 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Justice4awe

Let others vote their conscience, and if the “magic Negro” or Romney wins ... neither will be on my conscience. Just say’n


14 posted on 04/27/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: NoLibZone

“I trust RUSH’s judgement.

Do you?”

I think he was dead wrong regarding Rick Santorum. So IMHO in that instance Rush was wrong.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 8:52:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

So that leaves the burning question. What of Dick Cheney’s and Sara Palin’s judgment that you find suspect?


16 posted on 04/27/2012 9:04:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NoLibZone

A lot of Gingrich supporter claim Reagan is a RINO.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 9:13:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Heck, Newt was my boy going back to the ‘08 election when I halfway wished he would have tossed his hat in the ring, but figured he wouldn’t (and didn’t) because it was a Democrat year. When he started making noises about running this time around I was pleased, but immediately he started playing games with us. He not only threw traditional-American conservatives overboard, but he couldn’t even wait till the formality of the primaries were concluded before he started winking at Mexicans over amnesty! Then there was the way he tut-tutted Paul Ryan over spending cuts. Can you imagine all the positions he’d be yielding to the Left as a part of some triangulation scheme where he’s too clever by half?


18 posted on 04/27/2012 9:18:15 PM PDT by Chiltepe
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To: Chiltepe

Good point. His trashing those who wanted to enforce immigration laws on long term illegals as “inhumane” was the start of his downfall. It was his Perryesque “heartless” moment. Seeing him pander at that Spanish Univision event was pat of the reason I dumped him for Santorum. He even attacked Romney for being too tough on illegals-LOL

BTW-As far as nastiness, the “Newt or no one!” crowd jumped that shark long ago. The way supporters of Santorum were treated by a few here was sickening.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 9:35:37 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: doc1019

Hey, mitt you are a slow learner - too much time honing your backstabbing routine.

Because you are exposed for the liberal you are - you are ‘trying’ with your trash again - SO OLD! If Newt was a rino, you wouldn’t need MILLIONS to trash him! We know he isn’t and you are hell bent to change our thinking. FAIL!

You lose, maggot. I took the fingerprints off of this article and they are your blood stained prints.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 9:36:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Carthego delenda est
“Mitt Romney may not be the conservative champion

Conservative - LOL!! In the same article saying Newt's a rino??? They are reeking of DESPERATION!!

21 posted on 04/27/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: narses

Ditto what you said nine more times!


22 posted on 04/27/2012 9:41:16 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: icwhatudo

The way supporters of Santorum were treated by a few here was sickening.

You are correct! Mr. Speaker would not be proud of the way his supporters behaved on this site. Nasty is a mild word for it.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 9:44:32 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

HOW MANY LIBERALS do you think sat with Romney when he designed his pro homo law? Or his Romneycare with his $50 abortions! They were ALL liberals.

Does your contempt for a conservative Newt BLIND you so bad, you no longer can see the obvious!! That was what mitt was hoping for and spent millions to bring it to pass. Obsessed over a ‘theory’ vs. pro homo and abortion! Mitt duped you good!


24 posted on 04/27/2012 9:53:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Mountain Mary

Umm...some Santorum supporters were just as nasty. Quit whining and buy a clue.


25 posted on 04/27/2012 9:59:07 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Mitt Romney is no businessman.

Romney’s conduct at Bain Capital was to capitalism like a junkyard is to automobile manufacturing.

Romney made money by investing in companies, leveraging them up with debt, and then selling them off for scrap, allowing Bain’s investors to walk away with huge profits while the companies/stockholders wound up in bankruptcy, laying off workers and reneging on benefits. People who formerly worked for Mitt Romney describe him as the meanest, nastiest man for whom they’ve ever worked.

Steven Jobs was no cupcake and could be cruel to his employees too, but he created lots of things people want to buy and literally created an economic sector in the U.S.A., or damn near it!

Both above are considered capitalism, but one is preferable because it creates jobs and economically enables the future. Romney did nothing of the sort.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 10:02:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Carthego delenda est
what America needs right now is a businessman who truly understands and respects free markets as a powerful force for worldwide prosperity, wealth,

This writer is utterly clueless. Mitt has very little understanding of Capitalism. If Mitt truly understood Capitalism he would not have done 90% of what he did in MA.

Mitt worships at the Alter of State Power. This writer is ignorant beyond words.

ALL of Mitts time in government illustrated a vile man who loves to grow the State at the expense of the Capitalist system. Mitt's DNA is wired to view the State as inherently good.

Mitt has an obsession with AGW and Carbon control. I guarantee that he would greatly increase the power of the EPA.

If this writer believes that Mitt will take on "big government" then she will be sorely disappointed.

Mitt does not deserve the vote of ANY Conservative, because at the end of his term, things will likely not have improved, the debt will still be skyrocketing and all the media and the RATs will rant 24/7 "see the hard-core Conservative actions by Mitt Romney have been an absolute failure. Conservative ideas are damaging the Country."

Then in 2016 another Statist in the RAT party will continue the decline.

27 posted on 04/27/2012 10:15:38 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Josh Painter
Somebody find me a picture of Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.
Caption: “You just can't keep hacking at a man when he's down!”

Same goes for all the Santorum bashing, we have bigger Mitts to fry.

28 posted on 04/27/2012 11:12:55 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Fight because its right, not because the odds are on your side.)
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To: doc1019

Stand your ground and let God open it up and swallow who he may!


29 posted on 04/28/2012 1:34:11 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Josh Painter

Newt is a conservative....


30 posted on 04/28/2012 1:46:05 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Josh Painter

Newt’s a RINO in name only.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 2:22:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Lazlo in PA

She looks like a Junior in High School.

Has she ever voted?


32 posted on 04/28/2012 4:29:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Josh Painter

We are either going to have to re-define RINO or the Republican party. The whole (GOPE) party now is the definition of what RINO used to mean. This almost begins to mean a RINO is a conservative like Palin, she is Republican in name only... There’s nothing else Republican about her or many of the other real conservatives that are still claiming to be Republicans. There’s a big reversal in the definition happening. Lindsey Graham is an example of a RINO by the old definition, Palin would be a RINO under the developing definition. Maybe being a RINO is becoming a good thing?


33 posted on 04/28/2012 5:22:31 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: nickcarraway
"A lot of Gingrich supporter (sic) claim Reagan is a RINO."

I call BS. Name one.

34 posted on 04/28/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

No contest and you know it.


35 posted on 04/28/2012 7:29:59 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: Mountain Mary

“No contest and you know it.”

BS. There were Santorum supporters on here prior to Florida repeating outright lies about Newt’s personal life and the ethics charges brought against him. They would also talk down to and call Newt supporters terrible names. Get off your high horse.


36 posted on 04/28/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“If she doesn’t know where she was when the landslide election results came in Nov of ‘94, she needs to shut up. “

She was in the sandbox when that happened.... She’s a good example of what sort of people get through the College Republicans nowadays- she might know a word or two about capitalism, nothing of social conservatism, and figures if she wears the right color shirt, she does her part for the team.


37 posted on 04/28/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Josh Painter
Please don't endorse Romney, Newt. It won't make the GOP-e's/Mittwits any less jealous or resentful of you than they already are.

It's not that they attack Newt because they support Romney. It's that they support Romney (if as Johnsen does, they do support Romney) because they can't take Newt.

Newt alienated and irritated an awful lot of people before Romney even appeared on the scene, to the point where they would never think of voting for him.

I guess that works the other way around as well: people who backed Newt didn't do so because they love him, but because they couldn't stand Romney. I don't think jealousy's a major factor -- I wouldn't want Newt's life -- but if it is, that cuts both ways as well.

38 posted on 04/28/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT by x
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Even many Newt supporters acknowledge that the viciousness came from your side,trapped.

Vicious, childish, vitriolic, nasty, untrue and beyond reproach.
You guys win the title.

Maybe that’s why your guy went up in smoke. POOF!


39 posted on 04/28/2012 12:09:41 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: Mountain Mary

I don’t acknowledge anything, and could care less what others acknowledge. The nastiness came from your side prior to Florida. Period.

Maybe that’s why you’re guy went up in smoke. POOF! Although he’s set himself up for a good gig with The 700 Club when Robertson retires.


40 posted on 04/28/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Chiltepe; Josh Painter

I don’t know this Carmen guy.

Maybe he’s a punk. But there’s lots of history out there between Reagan & Gingrich, not all of it good.

Could be the point is you can hang anybody by something he said at some point in his life.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/27/newt-gingrich-betrayed-ronald-reagan/


41 posted on 04/28/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: doc1019

Sure wish we could get a nationally-supported “Draft Sarah” movement going. It won’t do any good to write her in if there aren’t enough of us to make a difference...


42 posted on 04/28/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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