Well, gentle people, Jim Rob has come firmly down on the side of Newtie as the Anti-Romney, and as I predicted, the purges have begun.
Iso suits on, everybody, there’s no time to waste! (My, what a nice shiny new one Kibitzer has!)
The following thread waspulled(I’ve started copying them in toto and emailing them to myself rather than just bookmarking them), raising the question:Are we eating our own, now?
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 5:13:45 PM byafraidfortherepublic
One of the interesting sidebars of last night’s debate was the fiery exchange between Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich over the latter’s “grandiose” ideas and unstable leadership style. During the course of this rhetorical dustup during which Gingrich took Santorum’s bait and took credit for the Reagan presidency, the defeat of the Soviet Union and the 1994 Republican Congressional victory. While the first two claims are the stuff of self-satire, Gingrich is surely entitled to puff his chest at the memory of his role in the GOP’s taking back the House for the first time in 40 years.
Alexander Burns of Politico recals that in 1992 the New York Times reported about Gingrich’s involvement in the banking scandal. Apparently, Gingrich was kiting checks along with the worst Democratic scofflaws. His 22 overdrafts including a $9,463 check to the IRS was a major issue in his re-election campaign that year and nearly cost him his seat which the then House Republican Minority held by a razor-thin margin of 982 votes that fall.
Santorum was wrong to imply that the Georgian didn’t get involved in exposing the House Bank scandal because he lacked the moxie to mix up with the Democratic poobahs. In fact, as Gingrich pointed out, he had already played the lead role in taking down former House Speaker Jim Wright. The real reason for Gingrich’s silence was far worse: conflict of interest.
Gingrich said nothing about the bank while Santorum stuck his neck out because he was as guilty as any of the Democrats who were caught bouncing checks at the bank at the taxpayers’ expense.
That information leaves us wondering why, if Santorum was going to bring up the scandal in the course of an attack on Gingrich, he pulled his punch. Wouldn’t it have been far more devastating to rightly accuse Gingrich of complicity in the scandal instead of wrongly accusing him of cowardice?To: afraidfortherepublicWow. I had forgotten all about that scandal. Gingrich may be our candidate but I’m holding my nose all the way.
To: GeronLOoh! Aren’t you just so special. Clearly you are an Obama supporter . . . or a Romney supporter.
There are a lot of “In before the Zot” posts, but “afraidforfreerepublic” still seems to have an account, even though the URL for the thread now directs to this:
This thread has been pulled.
Pulled on 01/21/2012 1:21:12 AM PST by Jim Robinson, reason:
taking out the trash
Of course, at this point in time, the “trash” is still piling up:
To: GeronL“under no circumstances will I vote for him.”
Yeh as a registered Demorat I guess not.14 posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 5:41:54 PM byGeorgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
To: GeronLI guess you think everyone on FR who supports Gingrich is an idiot.
Gingrich IS a “conservative, sport.”
To: GeronLI’m still gettin that demorat feelin.
25 posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 5:54:02 PM byGeorgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
To: GeronL; SudetenlandI guess you think everyone on FR who supports Gingrich is an idiot. I would be very, very careful in answering that question.
JimRob doesn’t share your disdain for Newt
And neither do I.31 posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 6:01:54 PM byYankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
To: narses; GeronLWhy are you posting that to GeronL? There is nothing in his posting past here to try and paint him as a “MittBot”.Are we eating our own now?