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VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich (McFarlane)
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Posted on 01/25/2012 9:24:39 PM PST by STARWISE

VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich

At a veterans townhall meeting in Wolfeboro, NH, Bud McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, explains why Newt has the right experience and knowledge to be the Commander in Chief.

"He also brings to the presidency a knowledge of how to move the U.S. Congress, how to have the courage to go against conventional wisdom, how to balance a budget, and at home and abroad show the kind of leadership that President Reagan did only 25 years ago.

Nobody else in this race has those qualities of knowledge and experience. I'm here because I believe in Newt Gingrich. He can do this. He's the only one who can do this." -- Bud McFarlane


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: elections; endorsement; florida; gingrich; gopprimaries; mcfarlane; newt; notbreakingnews; nsa; obama; palin; romney
Ringing endorsement ..

Robert C. McFarlane<
National Security Advisor 1983-85

Robert C. (Bud) McFarlane serves as the Chairman of McFarlane Associates. Mr. McFarlane was the National Security Advisor under President Reagan from 1983-1985. In 1971 he was named a White House Fellow and served in the Office of Legislative Affairs in the White House. Following that assignment he became Military Assistant to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.

Near the end of this five-year assignment to the White House he was appointed by President Ford as his Special Assistant for National Security Affairs and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps’ highest peacetime military decoration.

In 1981 he was appointed by President Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Counselor to the Department of State. In 1982 President Reagan appointed Mr. McFarlane as his Deputy National Security Advisor. In 1983 he was appointed by the President as his Special Representative in the Middle East. Following that assignment he returned to the White House and was appointed to the Reagan Cabinet as National Security Advisor.

He is a co-founder (with Dr. Henry Kissinger) and Vice Chair of the America-China Society, serves on the Board of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the White House Fellows’ Foundation, and has been a member of the Boards of The Travelers, Dillon Read (France Fund), and Church & Dwight.

1 posted on 01/25/2012 9:24:52 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: kristinn; onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; ...

.. Ping!


2 posted on 01/25/2012 9:26:05 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Interesting how many of the former Reagan team are behind Newt Gingrich. GO NEWT GO!


3 posted on 01/25/2012 9:29:47 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: STARWISE

Bye Bye, Zero.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 9:34:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: STARWISE

McFarlane isw a real serious, no nonsense guy.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 9:40:37 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: STARWISE; All


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6 posted on 01/25/2012 9:51:11 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: STARWISE

When Bud speaks, one ought to listen. I hope any Romney fans who might be lurking out there will stop for a minute and think about what this means; namely, Newt is miles closer to Reagan than Romney ever will be. If you loved Ronald Reagan, you cannot possibly favor Romney over Newt. Please, for the love of God, McFarlane knows what he’s talking about and would not lead conservatives astray.


7 posted on 01/25/2012 9:55:09 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: STARWISE

AWESOME!

Brings back good memories!


8 posted on 01/25/2012 9:55:10 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: STARWISE

another one for the Gipper!


9 posted on 01/25/2012 10:26:42 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: STARWISE
Following that assignment he became Military Assistant to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.

Not what I'd call a basis for recommendation. Further, I remember well an interview with Bud McFarlane detailing what a terrific investment developing Pakistan would be. How'd that turn out?

He is a co-founder (with Dr. Henry Kissinger) and Vice Chair of the America-China Society,

Like I said.

10 posted on 01/25/2012 10:34:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: STARWISE

O.O WOW. That’s kinda heavyweight!


11 posted on 01/25/2012 10:35:45 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Carry_Okie

It’s NOT Bud’s fault that subsequent administrations effed that up. Frankly he was RIGHT. But the US for too long has played the money man with out offering real game changing support.

That’s the nature of geopolitics at times, but it doesn’t mean I like it.

McFarland is a heavyweight endorsement.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 10:39:21 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae
It’s NOT Bud’s fault that subsequent administrations effed that up. Frankly he was RIGHT. But the US for too long has played the money man with out offering real game changing support.

Disagree completely. Pakistan is a black hole that, because it is Islamic, will never be a reliable partner, much less bring a return on investment. I'd rather buck up India and make Pakistan somebody else's problem.

That’s the nature of geopolitics at times, but it doesn’t mean I like it.

The "nature of geopolitics" has been fraught with the tyranny of the urgent, and way lacking in long term historical and cultural perspective.

13 posted on 01/25/2012 10:54:02 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: Carry_Okie

To what specifically do you refer?


14 posted on 01/25/2012 11:00:36 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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No thanks. An endorsement like this is one that Gingrich can do without. McFarlane is the prime example of why you don't allow career artillery officers to play diplomats. His ineptness micromanaging the peacekeeping mission in Beirut played a major role in the Iranians bombing of the BLT headquarters. Those too young to remember should read a copy of The Nightingale's Song.


15 posted on 01/25/2012 11:17:28 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: STARWISE; Carry_Okie

“To what specifically do you refer?”

I would like an answer to that, too.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 12:18:50 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork.)
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To: lonevoice

Go Newt! Great endorsement.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 12:25:46 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA
Now there's a name I haven't heard for a long time. This is good news! Oh, and have you checked your email lately? :-)
18 posted on 01/26/2012 12:31:57 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: STARWISE

Wow! That was one excellent endorsement!


19 posted on 01/26/2012 2:28:44 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Parley Baer

HEY FOX PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AFTER YOUR DISGUSTING BIAS AGAINST NEWT.

I’;ve had FOX on for about 15 mins and they have hit Newt 3 times and saying he was no fan of the gipper one headline said.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 4:35:15 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

I watched that as well. Disgusting. Off to write ANOTHER email to FOX.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 4:38:18 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire

I just sent an e-mail off saying how their bias has become pathetic and their arrogance has become just as bad as NBC. MSNBC.

Did you see the banner which stated Newt is no fan of the Gipper?

Then they went on and had their talking heads on saying media bias but of course they ignore their own bias and then they only think bias against Romney should be reported .

I really am disgusted and could you let me know if you receive a reply and who did you send the mail off to?


22 posted on 01/26/2012 4:42:21 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

I saw that too. That was a hit piece and they do it relentlessly. Newt may have been referred to once in Reagan’s book, but Romney was not mentioned ONCE!! Fox & friends could have highlighted that small snipet but hey they got the memo and they know who butters their bread. Fair and balanced my ARSE!!


23 posted on 01/26/2012 4:43:26 AM PST by bubman
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To: STARWISE

You think you’ll see this on Drudge? LOL


24 posted on 01/26/2012 4:57:44 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: bubman

you said exactly the same as me.

I shouted as the TV and said how about mentioning Romney is not even mentioned but of course they won’t t.

FOX has been disgustingly biased against Newt, how Romney and the establishment must be so proud of FOX.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 5:02:07 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

I’ve tried for the last 10 minutes, but their “contact” page won’t load. Hope it’s busy with folks like us giving them HELL.

I have NEVER received a reply from FOX.

btw, on the F&F page there is a poll for Newt.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html


26 posted on 01/26/2012 5:06:26 AM PST by bonfire
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To: bonfire

I got one reply and they said something like , don’t like it tough.
That was over Shep smiths bias and being a drama queen.

Ever since I don;t watch nor do I watch most of FOX now.

Infact I have friends on while I get ready and then Hemmer is alright but other than that , no way.
Megyn Kelly has lost me since she attacked the shrink and supported her cross dressing pals and homosexuals and now has a Soros media matters homosexual activist on her show.

Can’t stand the other shows now but maybe it is just me.

Thank you for the link


27 posted on 01/26/2012 5:09:48 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc; All

Here’s a list of all their email addy’s. Think I’ll post this on some other threads as well.

America Live w/ Megyn Kelly

kelly@foxnews.com

America’s Newsroom w/ Bill and Martha

americasnewsroom@foxnews.com

Bulls and Bears

bullsandbears@foxnews.com

Cashin’ In

cash@foxnews.com

Cavuto on Business

cavuto@foxnews.com

Forbes on FOX

forbes@foxnews.com

FOX & Friends

friends@foxnews.com

FOX News Specials

fncspecials@foxnews.com

FOX News Sunday

fns@foxnews.com

FOX News Watch

newswatch@foxnews.com

FOX Report w/ Shepard Smith

foxreport@foxnews.com

FOX Report Weekend

foxreport@foxnews.com

Geraldo at Large

atlarge@foxnews.com

Hannity

hannity@foxnews.com

Happening Now w/ Jon Scott & Jenna Lee

happeningnow@foxnews.com

Huckabee

huckmail@foxnews.com

The Journal Editorial Report

jer@foxnews.com

On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren

ontherecord@foxnews.com

Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld

redeye@foxnews.com

Special Report w/ Bret Baier

special@foxnews.com

Studio B w/ Shepard Smith

studiob@foxnews.com

The O’Reilly Factor

oreilly@foxnews.com

War Stories w/ Oliver North

warstories@foxnews.com

Your World w/ Neil Cavuto

cavuto@foxnews.com


28 posted on 01/26/2012 5:20:53 AM PST by bonfire
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To: dixiechick2000; STARWISE
“To what specifically do you refer?”

Before long we were looking the other way while they built nuclear reactors with Soviet help. We now have Pakistan with nukes that has facilitated proliferation to Iran. So it doesn't seem to me that "helping" their economy bought us anything.

29 posted on 01/26/2012 6:32:56 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing popular indenture since 1832.)
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To: Tucker39

Obviously Ronnie was getting very good National Security advice, and now the guy has 25 years more wisdom… welcome to the White House Bud!


30 posted on 01/26/2012 4:55:44 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: bksanders

Thanks for the reply.
One other item regarding Newt. There is a lot of flack coming from Willard’s camp with a lot of “bad” stuff about Newt v. Reagan.

Michael Reagan was on Fox this afternoon, and he said that IN SPITE OF some mistaken ideas and statements that turned out to be wrong, he STILL sticks with Newt.........and with the fact that NANCY REAGAN publicly passed “Ronnie’s” mantle to Newt and to the Republican Congress.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 5:25:48 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Carry_Okie

Thank you so much for your reply.

Unfortunately, I will have to agree with your assessment.

Sometimes, we ARE stupid.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 11:45:46 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork.)
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