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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:03 PM
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Newt: I Will Nominate John Bolton For Secretary Of State-America's former ambassador to the UN
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 05:04 PM by kpete
Source: Talking Points Memo

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Yes, that John Bolton.

In his speech, Gingrich took aim at Obamas State Department, claiming under the command of Hillary Clinton its become an agency focused on appeasing our opponents.

Gingrich said Bolton be charged with cleaning that problem right up.

I will only appoint him if he will agree that his first job is the complete and thorough transformation of the State Department and the replacement of the current foreign service culture with a new entrepreneurial and aggressive culture dedicated to the propositions that defending America is the first business of the State Department.

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/newt-i-will-n...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:05 PM
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1. illegal to do this announcement? saw that in another recent post here on DU nt
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:05 PM
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2. Newt, my fellow 'Georgian,' if I thought you really had a chance to be the nominee, I'd send you $.
Alas, it will be Mittens.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:21 PM
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33. Why would you send money to this fool?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:29 AM
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37. ?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:05 PM
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3. Zorra: I will make sure Newt is not elected. nt
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:09 PM
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4. And walruses everywhere would rejoice ...
Jus' sayin' ...

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:54 PM
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15. What a scary dude right there
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Swede Atlanta Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:12 PM
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5. That is not the goal of the State Department......
The role of the Department of State is to manage our affairs with other nations. One component of their mission is to be eyes and ears and report back to Washington. It is also their mission to communicate America's position on matters of interest. But it is not the State Department's job to bully other nations or to defend America. That is why we have a DEFENSE Department Newt. You are more of a fucking mo4on than i thought.
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rtassi Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:52 PM
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14. to say nothing of the fact that it isn't America that currently
requires defense ..
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Dont call me Shirley Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:15 PM
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6. And John Negroponte as his VP.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:29 PM
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7. That should guarantee PermaWar, which is required for the other main GOPer...
goal: The Unitary Presidency.

Under a Unitary Presidency the executive can countermand and overrule any Constitutional right as long as he/she declares a "national emergency." And what is a "national emergency?" A time of war.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:30 PM
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8. Trying to get PNAC support?
Quayle endorsed Romney and establishment Republicans are not really getting behind Newt.
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:40 PM
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42. Isn't Gingrich fronting for PNAC already? n/t
It sure sounds like it. Time will tell.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:41 PM
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44. I thought so but PNAC-er Quayle endorsed Romney so they must have concerns about Newt... nt
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:31 PM
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9. Newt to rehire all the war criminal from the Bush Administration,
that Obama let go free. Nancy Pelosi, is impeachment still off the table?
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:01 AM
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41. bingo!!! and that's all we need to know
the junta will come back with a bang--and you think there's corruption now, they'll just finish off what they've started.
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:38 PM
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10. Newt is a get out the vote agent for the Democratic Party.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:26 PM
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26. ^ Post of the day right there!!!
Nobody, but nobody, would solidify the Democratic party faster than ol' Newty.

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:01 PM
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30. Don't forget the Moderate Republicans
they hate Newt and Romney...
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:42 PM
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11. Madmen.
I can't imagine just how bad this nation and world would be with a President Gingrich.

I thought W. was bad - the worst, in fact. But Gingrich? If he's nominated, guess I will donate to Obama after all.
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:47 PM
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12. And getting along peacefully with other world leaders is now called,
" appeasing our opponents."?
Arriving at mutual agreed upon solutions is no longer a goal?
Is all that I have been taught in my seventy years a lie?
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:47 PM
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13. Maybe he can get Amadineajad to comply by chasing him down the hall of a hotel.
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gussmith Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:03 PM
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16. The End For US
If Newt ever gets the chance to elect Bolton, the end will have come. We will simple be over with as wars dominate. Bolton (and Newt) are scary.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:16 PM
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17. Newt Gingrich is the Worst kind of Demagogue ...
... the kind that is slick enough to convince a lot of knuckleheads he's an erudite statesman, and cozy enough with The Powers That Be to get their endorsement.
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:56 PM
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19. this has got to be
a dog whistle to the Christian Dominionists.. the Sarah / Isreal angle... pencil in an Iranian war (it's O.K. we will be seen as liberators)..
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julian09 Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:36 PM
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18. He would never be confirmed nt
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:59 PM
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20. Oh Christ. When are these dinosaurs going to die and go extinct?
They've been fucking things up for how long now? A mass extinction is long overdue.
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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:00 PM
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21. That idea alone ought to disqualify him from not only any and every
public office -- including dog catcher -- forevermore, but from all public platforms where more than 2 people can gather at once to listen to him. Bolton is seriously bad news (sociopathic, I suspect).
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:15 PM
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22. Birds of a feather, no surprise, but , still, wow. n/t
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:20 PM
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23. OMG! Newt is a Neo-Con. Invade Iran and kiss the Sauds' ass is next on his agenda.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 07:22 PM by McCamy Taylor
In Newt's world, the only good Shia will be a dead Shia. The only good oil will be oil pumped by a European or American compamy--except for that in Saudi Arabia.

So, has the WaPo come out in support of NeoCon Newt yet?
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:25 PM
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25. Yes, Wa Po has already anointed Neo-Con Newt!
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:02 PM
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31. Oh you mean 2001? Groundhog day
He has no new policy just old failed trickle down bullshit theory...

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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:21 PM
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24. so Trump may have his Xmas wish of running the Treasury, if Marshmallow Man gets in the White House.
GOP = outtakes from MAD TV's "Lowered Expectations - political edition"
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:29 PM
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27. Yosemite Sam?
Yeah, THAT guy. Shoot first, ask questions later. And did Newt actually use the terms "entrepreneurial" and "defending America" in the same sentence? Sounds like Haliburton could be getting ready to stage a comeback in securing a few more juicy no-bid / no accountability defense contacts. Nice one Newt!
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:54 PM
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28. kpete
kpete

Yeah, he did a "great job" as ambassdor to the UN.. That was worse enough If you ask me.. As Secretary of State, he might speak US into open warfare with the rest of the world if he had a bad day... And that is a war even US canot win even with the nuclear arcenal US have today..

Diclotican
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Shoe Horn Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:57 PM
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29. Another war monger who personally managed to avoid serving ... typical. (nt)
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:15 PM
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32. that would be funny if it weren't so outrageous
:crazy: These repugs are completely nuts.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:44 PM
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34. So... when can we expect Newtie to get frogmarched?
"Any person....directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment...of any person....for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined....or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Source: Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 29, Section 599 of the U.S.Code"
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:03 AM
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35. well, if Blago can get 14 years for his efforts
at political influence trading, certainly Newty deserves no less.
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winstars Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:23 AM
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36. Re-Elect Obama 2012!!!
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:24 AM by winstars
Sorry but it's shit like this that makes me HAVE to vote for the prez and tell my friends to vote for the prez... All of the insults to progressive issues by the prez must be overlooked:

BECAUSE THE OTHER GUYS LOVE JOHN FUCKIN' BOLTON!!!!

All the Plan B pills, pipelines, wars; All of them have to be, must be, IMHO, forgotten because of the above, I hate it, I don't want to vote for someone does shit that is not progressive but-----

John Bolton, I GOTTA go the other way... I have too... John Bolton!!!! No thanks
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:32 AM
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39. So, this represents a change in position for you?
You intended to vote third party or stay home, but now you feel compelled to vote to re-elect Obama?

I never really got that from your previous posts.
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winstars Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:57 PM
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43. No, I have always intended to vote for the prez again...
I guess I am talking to all the "primary him" people here. The idea of staying home or voting for a third party candidate is just stupid if you care about progressive causes. Like I said, Plan B pills, Keystone, and other disappointments will NEVER make me act against my own self interest. I want him to do ALL the progressive things he can do but I am a realist and know that sometimes I will be sad about one position or another this president takes. But to stay home or vote for a third party candidate has never entered my mind. That is how we got Shrub, thanks to Ralph Nader!!!

I have always felt compelled to vote for Obama and will, early and often
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:29 AM
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38. Yeah! No more appeasing our opponents. Let's antagonize them! WARWARWARWAR!!!! YEAH!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:44 AM
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40. Antagonizing other nations has been our foreign policy for a long time, whether
Republicans do it or Democrats do it.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:58 PM
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45. The same John Bolton who could not get approved for UN ambassador in 2005 from a GOP controlled
Senate. There is NO way he could be confirmed unless the Republicans gain many seats in the Senate - and Gingrich wins.
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