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    Guardians of conservatism unite against flip-flopper Newt

    Guardians of conservatism unite against flip-flopper Newt

    Thank you Jennifer, Michael, Gene, Quin, Ann, and others, for telling us that Newt Gingrich is unacceptable as a nominee because he took some positions in the past that were not conservative.

    I don’t know where we’d end up without you.

    At least we have one candidate whose record is clean:

    Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor’s office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives, and the Romney administration’s e-mails were all wiped from a server, according to interviews and records obtained by the Globe.

    Romney administration officials had the remaining computers in the governor’s office replaced just before Governor Deval Patrick’s staff showed up to take power in January 2007, according to Mark Reilly, Patrick’s chief legal counsel.

    As a result, Patrick’s office, which has been bombarded with  inquiries for records from the Romney era, has no electronic record of any Romney administration e-mails, Reilly said.


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    Romney supporters are fine ones to talk about taking non-Conservative positions. Romney has at least as big a rap for that as Gingrich. For example, Romneycare.

      mdw9661 in reply to A Classical Liberal. | November 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Gingrich apparently supported the government mandate.

        No. Read carefully. Gingrich supported a “you need to cover your expenses” position. He did NOT support a “government mandate” plan a-la RomneyCare or ObamaCare. He said you should EITHER get health insurance or be required to post a bond. You know what that’s called?

        It’s called a Catastrophic Health Care Expense Policy. And Obama and the Democrat Party have done EVERYTHING they can to destroy that insurance market, because it actually restores market forces to people’s health care spending.

          littlebeartoe in reply to Chuck Skinner. | November 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm

          It’s called a mandate. I post a bond in order to exist as an American citizen? “Mandate” is an insufficient word. It’s un-American, illibertarian, and downright sucky.

          And Newt’s dissembling RE: his being a de facto lobbyist for Freddie Mac is yet another embarrassment for his long biography.

    logos | November 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    While reading that headline, I thought I heard the distinctive sound of knives being sharpened in the background, and it wasn’t exclusively on the other side!!!

    Sounds like Generic Republican is the best bet, if (s)he can be persuaded to run.

      Aarradin in reply to gs. | November 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      Which is why I miss Pawlenty. Who’s more “generic Republican” than Pawlenty?

      We already know Obama plans to run a negative campaign, it’d be tough attacking a guy that’s basically ‘Mr. Rogers’ in a suit jacket rather than a sweater.

    Tucker is a conservative?

    Since President Nixon discovered the problems with keeping accurate records, and this has been underlined by FOIA requests resulting in total e-mail dumps as happened to Governor Palin, I expect to see lots of “information” lost by total obliteration of as many documents as possible.

    What better answer to FOIA requests than “Oops. The documents were all wiped out.” Seems that both Perry and Romney have learned from the past.

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