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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:44 PM
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Gingrich warns GOP of ‘real disaster' this fall
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is calling on Republicans to seek "real change to avoid a real disaster" in the wake of another Democratic victory in a special election on Saturday.

In a letter to House Republicans posted on www.newt.org, Gingrich urges House leaders to call an “emergency meeting” of House Republicans to address what he describes as a “catastrophic collapse of trust in Republicans.”

-snip-

Some good news for today...

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/gingrich-warns-gop-... :-)
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:45 PM
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1. He's finally right on something
:hi:
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:45 PM
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2. Hurry up Republicans, you need to get that election stealing
machine up and running pronto!
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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:46 PM
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3. K&R. eom
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:46 PM
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4. It TAKES a real GOP disaster to KNOW one, I guess!
Edited on Tue May-06-08 02:49 PM by rocknation

rocknation
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:49 PM
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5. Damn. . . I thought Gingrich was in jail!
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DMorgan Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:55 PM
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13. We wish!
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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:06 PM
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17. No but he is on Fox News. Perhaps the same thing?
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:50 PM
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6. Gingrich is seizing the opportunity to be relevant again.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:51 PM
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7. “catastrophic collapse of trust in Republicans.”
Should have recognized that this started in January of '01. Georgie boy has only 8 months left (thank goodness) and I think it's a little late for repukes to be worrying about their popularity now.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:53 PM
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10. Yeah, it's about f*****g time.
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:05 AM
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42. They never cared about their "popularity"...their arrogance
that only THEY could represent the "people", combined with their insistance that God annointed their sorry asses to run the country, is part of what did them in big time. Couple that with their amazing ability to memorize right wing fantasy talking points, and they approached problems (and the world) in a complete state of denial. They denied facts, denied science, denied freedom of religion to others who weren't of their political activist megachurch, denied other Americans the right to citizenship, demonized anyone who wasn't a white gun-totin' male, blamed everyone but themselves whenever one of their policies or ideas didn't work. In short, it has been like having government run by the bullies of a middle-school playground. . .and people recognize just how out-of-touch that party is with the general public.

All of their sneering "da liberals" this and "da liberals" that has turned into a cartoon cliche - and claiming to be "conservative" is now akin to being labeled willfully ignorant - which they are. This country has been saturated by a cabal of crazy-ass angry white "conservative" men who know little about our history (and what they do know they try to rewrite), attack science in favor of politically-motivated "religious" dogma, and treat Americans hit with natural disasters as personally responsible (unless they are white Republicans in tornado-hit areas).

Every one of them needs to be run out of office - and out of town - on a rail.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:52 PM
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8. That might be good news for Hillary
She could be drafted in the GOP convention to be their nominee instead of McCain.
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DMorgan Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:57 PM
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15. THAT would be justice.........
Maybe McCain is considering her for the VP slot as we speak!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:53 PM
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9. A "Water is wet" statement.
The Republicans, with the unparalleled help of their halfwitted leader, have managed to dig themselves a hole that they may never get out of.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:54 PM
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11. “catastrophic collapse of trust in Republicans.”
:rofl: Just wait until the handcuffs come out. Trust will REALLY collapse. :rofl:
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:00 PM
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16. " Just wait until the handcuffs come out."
I'd line up to watch that happen.

Sadly, i think they get off scot free and all move to Dubai to soak in their blood money.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:54 PM
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12. A real disaster would be a Republican win. nt
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 02:55 PM
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14. Jackie Kucinich? Denis' Daughter? nt
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:47 AM
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39. The very same. She's been a Washington reporter for quite a while now n/t
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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:15 PM
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18. He's dead-on
In a letter to House Republicans posted on www.newt.org, Gingrich urges House leaders to call an “emergency meeting” of House Republicans to address what he describes as a “catastrophic collapse of trust in Republicans.”

He's dead-on.

I have voted Republican my entire life until the 2006 elections, when I voted a straight Democratic ticket. I voted the way I voted because of my dissatisfaction with this "war on terror". I know many Republicans that have been driven from the party over this war.

Republicans tend to be anti-welfare. Yet as all can plainly see, this "war" has become nothing but a trillion dollar police and welfare project for Iraqis and every corporation that can belly up to the war trough. Even the most anti-welfare Republican would rather see a trillion dollars in welfare spent on Americans before Iraqis. Especially when they keep hearing that they can't count on the Social Security they'll pay into all their lives.

Many Republicans are hawks and think bombing "America's Enemies" is a great idea. Those Republicans are pissed off because we aren't waging a war, we're engaged in nation building.

Republicans view their party as the party of Corporate Welfare. This made sense at first - you make a favorable environment for corporations and they in turn make jobs - the old "trickle down" theory. Except people are growing wise to the fact that the big corporations are now multi-national. They are no longer beholden to the welfare of the United States, and they are just as likely to create new jobs in India than here. So much for "trickle down".

Republicans used to view their party as the party of controlled spending. But as we have clearly seen, they are blowing money hand over fist on this boondoggle war. Many Republicans figure if we are going to blow money, we might as well let the Democrats blow it, as at least they'll blow it on Americans.

On top of this, many folks are becoming aware of the power grabs being made in the name of the "war on terror" just like have happened with the "war on drugs".

I no longer trust that the Republicans represent my interests. They still hold some loyalty with their stand on firearms and religion, but even those people are coming to the realization, as I did concerning firearms, that if we continue to hold fast on those issues we will have nothing else left of ourselves before much longer.

How much farther ahead of the game would be be if we had taken that trillion dollars and put it into developing new energy independence technologies? Think of all the jobs and industries that could be born right here in the United States, putting us at the forefront of the next generation of industry.

The Republicans pissed it away in an attempt to help line the pockets of the oil industry with the last few dollars of oil left in the world.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:50 PM
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25. Great post
glad you're on the right side now.. I've been saying for years that we need to partner with True Conservatives, we all share the love for our country and want a brighter future.. These bands of corporate cuthroats are NOT really Republicans at all.. They're business pirates, radicals, evil, the worst parts of mankind all rolled into a slimy ball, and they've been planning all this for decades..

War Criminals..

Good read, thanks
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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 04:28 PM
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29. Business Pirates...
Great term, thanks.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 05:10 PM
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30. Great reply. If the real conservatives had been at the helm, we would not be in iraq, in debt to chi
china, and the dollar would still be strong.

We really need both sides. The last 7 years were a disaster largely because the so-called conservatives rode the tide to the bank instead of living up to their own ideologies.

They sold out their own principles for some quick, ugly profits.

It's gonna be a very long time before anyone trusts their party again.

So stupid. So short sighted.

I can believe a few morons would let this happen, but the entire senate? Most of the house? They all hid under their desks like babies with their hands out.

They put a boy king on the throne and his regime is largely toppled.
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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 08:07 PM
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36. Could not have said it better.
The last 7 years were a disaster largely because the so-called conservatives rode the tide to the bank instead of living up to their own ideologies.

They sold out their own principles for some quick, ugly profits.


Precisely. 8 years of legislative and executive domination and nothing to show for it. What a complete waste.
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 05:13 PM
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31. This needs to be a thread by itself. Great post.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:17 PM
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19. Translation: Time to rig more voting machines.
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TragedyandHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:20 PM
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20. Sounds good to me
Now, if we can just avoid our own disaster, we'll be fine.

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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:30 PM
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21. A platform and message unique from the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain
<<He also stressed the importance of having a platform and message unique from the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

"Simply relying on the message of our Presidential nominee and the failures of the Democrat Majority is not enough to convince voters that in a time of war and economic unease that Republicans should be handed victory," Cole stated.>>

I translate that to mean "McCain isn't firing up our base"
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:41 PM
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23. My friends, here is all ya need to know about McLameBrain.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:37 PM
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22. How can they save themselves without radically becoming "not Republican"?
These idiots actually still think this is a failure in "catapulting the propaganda".

The problem is they have no souls.
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Kokonoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:42 PM
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24. All the people I work with still defend republicans and *.
NOT :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 03:59 PM
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26. glad to give #5 to this.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 04:01 PM
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27. That's good advice but it's too late! Nobody believes a word they say!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 04:04 PM
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28. kr
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:45 PM
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32. I am SO making that quote my signature.
:evilgrin:
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 06:59 PM
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33. Has to be said Gingrich tells a lot of truth these days. True change is the word Newt.
Edited on Tue May-06-08 07:00 PM by barack the house
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frickaline Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:00 PM
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34. Should have read: Gingrich warns GOP of ‘real disaster' 8 years ago
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 07:02 PM
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35. Newt orchestrated collapse. POS n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 01:54 AM
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37. Sweet God, let's hope so! A good old-fashioned "catastrophic collapse" would be
good for their souls (assuming they even have souls).

A DUer several years ago, while we were all working on the 2004 campaign, commented that what the wrong-wing needed very badly, with its fundamentalist Christianists and fascists and selfish, cheapskate assholes and pirates and cheats and warmongers and war profiteers, is "to get the snot beaten out of them." As in - only under such a hugely humiliating public repudiation might they even begin to see the light and repent, or at least try to rejoin the human race. Anything other than a resounding defeat, a smack upside the head and a kick in the teeth, won't get the message through their thick and wicked skulls. They have to get the snot beaten out of them.

Which would be fine by me. No one deserves it more.

Let's hear it for The Great Political Realignment!!!!!!!! (Just not the one kkkarl rove had in mind... :evilgrin: )
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 01:55 AM
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38. Too late for the repugs.
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VotesForWomen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:55 AM
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40. heh. anybody that thinks dems are on easy street in the GE is naive in the extreme. nt
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:04 AM
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41. Oh, I'm counting on it.
My aching heart could use that after the past 7 years of hell!
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ForeignSpectator Donating Member (970 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:58 AM
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43. He's smart... n/t
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:01 AM
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44. You're about 8 years too late Newt.
The disaster, the "real" disaster is sitting in the White House eating breakfast.
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:05 AM
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45. Gingrich Was A Real Disaster
If anyone knows a disaster it's the Newtster. He helped write the book on fubar, failure, and foul up and was the snarky, self absorbed, elitist, essence of mean spiritedness, division, distraction, and subtraction that has become the hallmarks of today's Republican Party.

Throw Newt and the right wing on history's trash heap of failed political movements.

mike kohr
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