Monday, October 26, 2009

A Newt Dawn In America

Newtie is considering a run for Obama's job in 2012.
Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker and perennial big thinker in the Republican party, said this morning that he will likely run for president in 2012 if he and his wife, Callista, assess the field of candidates in 2011 and feel "a requirement as citizens that we run." His comments came during an interview on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning.
Considering Newt is the only major Republican to back actual GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava in NY-23's special election next week (the Winger Nation wants Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman to win in order to teach the NRCC a lesson) I somehow see the reaction from the right to Sunday's statement from Newt being almost universally like this.
Newt my boy, there is absolutely no need for you and Callista to sit down and discuss anything. You have forever destroyed all your chances of getting a majority of conservatives to vote for you after pig-headishly sticking to Dede Scozzafava. That ├╝ber RINO is now a permanent albatross around your neck.

The days of the GOP shoving RINOs onto conservatives are over. Thanks to Obama's radical agenda, the conservative base is now active and organized. RINO candidates will be met with the strongest resistance and those who push them will lose support.
The days of Newt's Contract With America are over. The Great Purge is underway, starting next Tuesday. As Republicans continue to jettison any hope of moderation from the party, it'll only get worse and worse for them nationally, prompting cries of "We must purge MORE!" from the screaming Wingnuts.

I continue to not be worried about these guys into 2010 and 2012, but if you think you're gonna run there Newt, OK. You've earned a StupidiTag.


Paul W. said...

Conservatives are still gnashing teeth over having John McCain, that soft hearted liberal, chosen to run for them in 2008. So now anything less than a Huckabee or a Palin is a pure and simple betrayal of conservative principles. I wish them all the luck in the world, because the rest of the country is tired of their crazy and the Village tendency to keep giving them a voice just keeps that fresh in their minds.

Clifton B said...


Clifton B here from Another Black Conservative. I am the person you quote above.

Since you are quoting me, allow me to provide some much need perspective.

First the issue is not about moderation. Making the GOP more moderate is simply not required. From the latest Gallup poll, you can clearly see that conservatives make up the majority of the nation at 40%, followed by moderates @ 35% and lastly liberals at a mere 21%. If you look closer at the poll, you will also see that moderates are even trending towards the conservative position on guns, abortion and size of government. So moving the GOP towards the left or center is completely unnecessary.

Secondly, the movement by conservatives is not to apply a litmus test of conservative social positions (abortion, guns, etc). Instead the movement is based on obtaining a better class of Republican. Ones that hold true to conservative principles like smaller government or promoting individual rights over the state.

Conservative's desire to get politicians to adhere to conservative ideals is no different from progressive's frustrations over Blue Dogs.

I hope this clears things up for you and your readers.

Clifton B
Another Black Conservative-

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