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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:47 PM

EJ Dionne discovers Newt now agrees that we're "a centrist country with a progressive tilt"

Tweeted by EJ Dionne earlier today:

https://twitter.com/EJDionne/status/270924918944833536


EJ Dionne
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I've long argued we're not a "center-right" country but a centrist country w/a progressive tilt. Who now agrees? Newt!http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/333727/gingrich-explains-romney-gop-defeat-eliana-johnson

10:21 AM - 20 Nov 12



From that National Review article:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/333727/gingrich-explains-romney-gop-defeat-eliana-johnson

Former house speaker Newt Gingrich ascribes Mitt Romney’s loss to a GOP campaign strategy focused on swing states at the expense of the country at large, a misguided approach to the mainstream media, and the candidate’s “47 percent view of America.”

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Gingrich is also critical of Romney for his now infamous remark about the “47 percent.” “If you have a 47 percent view of America, you couldn’t be president,” he said. “You shouldn’t be president.”

The problems facing the GOP are far bigger than Mitt Romney, though. “This is a Republican institutional problem,” Gingrich said, and he is dedicated to solving it. Gingrich says he is determined not to let the GOP’s systematic failure repeat itself. He’s now hiring a full-time staff to sift through the wreckage – the failed strategies, the inaccurate polls, the reams of data—and find the most important lessons this election has to teach us.

And Gingrich, at 69, said he is willing to learn. He declared of his own predictions for the year’s election, “I was dead wrong.” Indeed, Gingrich predicted we’d see Romney elected with over 300 electoral votes and that Republicans would take the Senate. “All through my career, I believed this was a center right country,” he said. “Now, I believe at best, it’s a centrist country with a dominant Left.”

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. Now this pisses me off

Since the 1990's, I've been able to set my political barometer by Newt; whatever he says, the exact opposite is what is really going to happen. And now, now he throws a spanner in the works with this shit?

Fuck you, Newt Gingrich. You used to be a reliable source of bullshit, but now? Now, the honeymoon is over, you two-timing bastard.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:21 PM

2. Below is the type of republican that scares me shitless. Let's hope that he or she gets their brains

bashed out by the extreme right in their party, leave it for a thought searching journey through the wilderness and emerge having concluded that our side was right all along. Such is hope, but for now, lets gear up to fight an example of one of the few rational minds among republican voters.


This gives me nightmares, mixed with a inking of Hope:



Vtlion•10 hours ago−

Newt still isn't listening. This is a center-right country, but only center-right. The center won't support platforms that are loaded far off-center, as the far right has done to the GOP. If the Dems had their platform loaded far left, they'd be out of luck, too. The GOP needs to come to the game without the baggage next time, so a John Huntsman-type has a hope of winning.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:25 PM

3. People should skip the article and go to the comments. Far more information there. nt

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