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« on: February 04, 2012, 02:23:19 am »
« edited: February 04, 2012, 02:28:08 am by Politico »

What? Clinton's main rival is now Romney's main rival in the GOP primary. Of course Bill Clinton is still a contemporary politician. He is not that old, and was still president as recently as about 11 years ago.

Every serious politician lies once you get to this level. Unfortunately, it is part of the territory. Clinton was probably the King of Lying, though. Nobody did it better.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 03:26:22 pm »

Gingrich resigned for similar reasons to Thatcher 8 years earlier: he lost his caucus, who judged their leader a liability, a sure loser in the next election, and whose personal style had become irrevocably intolerable.

Fair enough. And, those are essentially the reasons that Romney did not stand for reeelection for governor. Being politically unpopular is one thing, acting "disgracefully" is another. Conflating the two, as Romney did, was dishonest and unfair.

Gingrich is the one who had to pay $330,000 to end an inquiry into ethics violations. He is the only Speaker to ever be reprimanded for ethics violations in the history of the entire country!

If that record is not akin to being pushed out "disgracefully," I don't know what is...

The fact of the matter is Newt Gingrich resigned in disgrace much like Richard Nixon before him.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 12:33:59 am »
« Edited: February 05, 2012, 12:37:14 am by Politico »

Charles Krauthammer, normally friendly to Romney, has said Mitt's accusation that Newt left in disgrace was no true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuNkI7pzLM

Gingrich fans should be fighting revisionist history by leftists, not trying to create their own revisionist history...
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 08:29:21 am »
« Edited: February 06, 2012, 08:31:09 am by Politico »

Charles Krauthammer, normally friendly to Romney, has said Mitt's accusation that Newt left in disgrace was no true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuNkI7pzLM

Gingrich fans should be fighting revisionist history by leftists, not trying to create their own revisionist history...

Brokaw was speaking "revisionist history" when he characterized Newt reimbursing the government for the cost of the investigate as a "very large financial penality."

Dude, that broadcast is from January 1997. That was reporting the news, documenting history, not pushing revisionist history. And Brokaw is a Dakota Republican who was incredibly fair/balanced, so you can't chalk that up to liberal bias.

Everybody who followed politics in the late 1990s knows what kind of embarrassment Gingrich was, especially after Monica-gate backfired.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 04:06:08 pm »

Charles Krauthammer, normally friendly to Romney, has said Mitt's accusation that Newt left in disgrace was no true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuNkI7pzLM

Gingrich fans should be fighting revisionist history by leftists, not trying to create their own revisionist history...

Brokaw was speaking "revisionist history" when he characterized Newt reimbursing the government for the cost of the investigate as a "very large financial penality."

Dude, that broadcast is from January 1997. That was reporting the news, documenting history, not pushing revisionist history. And Brokaw is a Dakota Republican who was incredibly fair/balanced, so you can't chalk that up to liberal bias.

Everybody who followed politics in the late 1990s knows what kind of embarrassment Gingrich was, especially after Monica-gate backfired.

...and anybody who followed politics in Massachusetts in 2006 knew that Mitt Romney left the governorship incredibly unpopular after a liberal, failed administration. Instead of building up a network in MA to possibly retain his governorship. he decided to run for president as a Reagan Conservative instead, and it was best not to remind voters of his record as governor.

I noticed you didn't quote the rest of Bob's post where he talked about Gingrich being cleared of all but one ethics charge (which was misrepresenting legal paperwork), and that Brokaw certainly exaggerated the term "Large financial penalty."

I suppose that like your candidate, it's best just to leave certain things unknown.

Even Mitt Romney considers $330,000 to be a large financial penalty. Maybe you don't?

Mitt achieved what he set out to achieve: Balance the budget throughout his tenure without raising taxes, and keeping hardcore liberalism at bay with his veto pen. Mitt did the best he could considering the state of Massachusetts' legislative branch.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 04:07:20 pm »

Charles Krauthammer, normally friendly to Romney, has said Mitt's accusation that Newt left in disgrace was no true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuNkI7pzLM

Gingrich fans should be fighting revisionist history by leftists, not trying to create their own revisionist history...

Brokaw was speaking "revisionist history" when he characterized Newt reimbursing the government for the cost of the investigate as a "very large financial penalty."

Dude, that broadcast is from January 1997.


Politico, how is intellectually dishonest contemporaneous "spin" by the liberal media in 1997 any more valid than intellectually dishonest revisionist "spin" by Romney in 2012?

Liberal media? Again, Brokaw is actually a Dakota Republican. That's why Team Mitt chose his broadcast instead of one of the thousand other, even more harsh, reports on the issue.
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