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Dianne
11-15-2011, 01:22 PM
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68414.html

Paul Begala gleeful over Newt Gingrich's rise

Speaking with the Huffington Post, the Clinton administration veteran makes no effort to contain his amusement:

"I don't underestimate any of these candidates," said Paul Begala, the longtime Democratic strategist who witnessed Gingrich's rise to prominence from inside the Clinton White House. "It is a tough economy. The president would have a tough race no matter who the nominee. ... But every time I hear his bombast, it is a joyful noise unto the world, because voters came to know him 20 years ago and they hated him."

"I don't discount his intellect or perseverance. He has a lot of tools a politician needs," Begala added. "But God bless him, the more people get to know him, the less they like him. Voters do not like this man."



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Feeding the Abscess
11-15-2011, 01:33 PM
Newt and Me:

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a National Review conference in the government capital. In my talk, I praised our predecessors in the Old Right, who came together in opposition to FDR's domestic fascism and drive to war. Afterwards, in the question period, up pops a furous Newt Gingrich to say, at length, that conservatives must love Roosevelt--he was Reagan's hero, after all--and to criticize Franklin or his policies was to risk being written out of the conservative movement. I responded that this is what's wrong with contemporary conservatism: its corporatism and militarism. I never saw Newt again, and I was not invited back.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2011/11/newt-and-me/

kylejack
11-15-2011, 01:37 PM
His supposed contract with America was an immense failure. Welfare reform was practically the only major initiative to pass.

Dianne
11-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Newt and Me:

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a National Review conference in the government capital. In my talk, I praised our predecessors in the Old Right, who came together in opposition to FDR's domestic fascism and drive to war. Afterwards, in the question period, up pops a furous Newt Gingrich to say, at length, that conservatives must love Roosevelt--he was Reagan's hero, after all--and to criticize Franklin or his policies was to risk being written out of the conservative movement. I responded that this is what's wrong with contemporary conservatism: its corporatism and militarism. I never saw Newt again, and I was not invited back.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2011/11/newt-and-me/

Gingrich stays furious . He has no class or manners. In the debates, he uses up 60% of time allowed complaining about the question.

kylejack
11-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Gingrich stays furious . He has no class or manners. In the debates, he uses up 60% of time allowed complaining about the question.
In this most recent one, they let him bitch about the question about Romney, and then they gave him a fresh replacement question with another 60 seconds.

CaptainAmerica
11-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Newt and Me:

Some years ago, I was invited to speak at a National Review conference in the government capital. In my talk, I praised our predecessors in the Old Right, who came together in opposition to FDR's domestic fascism and drive to war. Afterwards, in the question period, up pops a furous Newt Gingrich to say, at length, that conservatives must love Roosevelt--he was Reagan's hero, after all--and to criticize Franklin or his policies was to risk being written out of the conservative movement. I responded that this is what's wrong with contemporary conservatism: its corporatism and militarism. I never saw Newt again, and I was not invited back.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2011/11/newt-and-me/ You should have told him if he loved FDR so much and the NEW DEAL he should become a democrat because thats what he really is.

Aratus
11-15-2011, 06:37 PM
he is better known for hamstringing the "frisky fetlocks" of a randy potus insted of having a statesman-esque stature.

Dianne
11-15-2011, 06:43 PM
You should have told him if he loved FDR so much and the NEW DEAL he should become a democrat because thats what he really is.

You got that right !!!!

SpiritOf1776_J4
11-16-2011, 12:41 AM
A former Clinton adminstration official being against him would only make Gingrich's numbers go up in a Republican primary.

kylejack
11-16-2011, 08:24 AM
Except maybe Dick Morris.

Feeding the Abscess
11-16-2011, 04:02 PM
Also, about Begala:


Stroke of a pen, law of the land... pretty cool