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Newt wants Repubs to shut down government again

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Yeah, THIS TRICK worked out so well for the GOP when Gingrich tried it 15 years ago that he figures it’s worth another go.

Incidentally, here’s what wingnut Tom DeLay later said about Newt’s ill-fated stunt in 1995:

He told a room full of reporters that he forced the shutdown because [then-President Bill] Clinton had rudely made him and Bob Dole sit at the back of Air Force One [during a flight to and from Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral in Israel]….Newt had been careless to say such a thing, and now the whole moral tone of the shutdown had been lost. What had been a noble battle for fiscal sanity began to look like the tirade of a spoiled child..The revolution, I can tell you, was never the same.

Doesn’t Gingrich understand that any GOP effort to shut down the government again will only prompt media reminders of that pathetic episode to which DeLay referred?

Or is Newt actually a Democratic mole trying to sabotage the Republican Party?

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8 Comments

  1. Neftali

    “They have no desire to govern, no desire to whatsoever”

    Peanut – Its completely moronic statements like that which prove how absolutely clueless you really are.

    How many bills in Congress were introduced by Republicans last year? Answer: Hundreds The number is likely no more or less than when Democrats were the minority party.

    Why are millions of dollars spent by Republicans trying to win elected office? Answer: To GOVERN!

    In conclusion you need to find a way to stop your simple, feeble brain from hearing a derogatory statement, then instantly apply such conditions to thousands of participants. The real world doesn’t work that way, dummy.

  2. Nice poat Neftali. Just what this blog needs is another poster throwing out insults. Hopefully peanut responds with you;re a douchebag and then we can have 20 post of he said she said bs. sigh.

  3. I believe a more appropriate analysis is they (Republicans) have the desire to govern less. i.e. get the government out of the way and decrease government spending which is currently at an unsustainable rate of growth.

  4. Neftali

    Peanut – You take one statement and you make all these completely irrational and absurd conclusions about the entire Republican party, which to me, is personal. The insults start with your totally rash statements.

    THAT’S your problem.

    Any and all (web-based) lynching thrown your direction is not only deserved, but should be encouraged.

    You. Simply. Have. No. Clue.

    Here is what you SHOULD have said:

    “Ginrich’s proposal to not fund the EPA is pointless” Or something like that.

    There is no way in any shape, manner, or form, that Ginrich would ever think of proposing to shutdown the WHOLE BLOODY GOVERNMENT. And it certainly does not mean that EVERY REPUBLICAN in the whole country does not want to govern. Its an absolutely stupid and absurd statement. In other words, get real, dummy.

  5. Neftali

    Peanut – What position of leadership does Newt Ginrinch have right now?

    None.

    Again, Republicans have submitted hundreds of bills in Congress this ever and every year to make our lives better. That’s called governing. To say otherwise proves your ignorance.

    But your blind prejudice refuses to acknowledge it because you ignore the facts, you just live in some hatred-introduced extremist reality.

  6. immmy crackcorn

    my, my, shut down the gov’t. what an idea!! someone has to stop the spending. your president’s own great-grandchildren will pay for his borrowing.

  7. bejer50

    You all miss the point.

    Newt, John McCain, and the GOP crybabies have behaved like spoiled children, not Congressmen.

    Governing less does not include taking you ball and bat and going home.

  8. bejer50

    snuss

    Your comparisons are so lame, they are irrelevant.
    Just like your gang of 5.
    Just like the right wing of your party.

    Get your buzz words and talking points from someone other than Sarah Palin of Glenn Beck.

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