Friday, January 27, 2012

When Romney supporters in the establishment have to lie to attack Newt.

Look, I'm not sold on Newt.  What I am is what you might call an "anti-establishment" Republican, unimpressed by edicts from on-high, since that's the sort of thing that led to the total waste of skin representing us in Congress today... if you can call it that.

As a result, I have no faith in the GOP hierarchy to do anything right for anyone but themselves.

So, when I see crap like this...
Lying about Reagan to get Romney elected
Posted by    Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:45pm

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I have been pounding the keyboard all week about the lies and distortions of the Romney campaign and supporters about Newt’s record of support for Ronald Reagan.

These allegations were played out by the Romney campaign and on Drudge, and did serious damage to Newt, both substantively and by forcing Newt to get off message.

I was highly suspicious of several accounts, including that by Elliot Abrams, regarding a speech by Newt in 1986.  That article in National Review gave rise to this notorious Drudge headline:


I noted in my prior post that Abrams never provided the entire speech or a link to the speech, which made me even more suspicious.

I was in class most of this morning, and came back to hear Rush reading this post by Jeffrey Lord, Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt:
In fact, I’m sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott Abrams, a considerably admirable public servant and a very smart guy, has been swept up in the GOP Establishment’s Romney frothings over the rise of Newt Gingrich in the Republican primaries. He is even being accused of trolling for a job in a Romney administration. No way!!!!
Really????
What else can possibly explain a piece like the one Abrams penned on a day when Gingrich was being of a mysterious sudden targeted in one hit piece after another for his ties to Reagan? The pieces invariably following the Romney line that Newt had some version of nothing to do with Reagan.
A piece like the one Abrams wrote depends for its success in garnering headlines — which it did — by assuming no one will bother to get into the weeds and do the homework. Usually a safe assumption when dealing with the mainstream media, particularly a mainstream media that, as one with Establishment Republicans, hates Newt Gingrich.
Not so fast.
Due to the diligence of one Chris Scheve of a group called Aqua Terra Strategies in Washington, Mr. Abrams has been caught red-handed in lending himself to this attempted Romney hit job….
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I've never been impressed by slimy politicians of the Romney ilk.... and now, even less so.

When it comes to the presidency, I would vote for anyone besides a Ron Paul... or a Mitt Romney.

Lying to win is what our local mayor scumbag, Tim "The Liar" Leave-it pulled off .  I don't want a copy of that to be president.

Thanks to Professor Jacobson.

1 comment:

Kriss Mitchell M.Ed., CRC said...

Newt was cleared of all ethics charges by the committee as well as the IRS. Romney doesn't seem to bring that tidbit out into the open at all and no one seems to be talking about it either. I don't think someone should be president who lies as easily as he does and whose values change depending on what position he is running for.