Friday, January 20, 2012

Another "bigot?"

Michael Reagan released the following statement today in support of Newt Gingrich's candidacy.
I am endorsing Newt Gingrich for President and here’s why:

Newt understands that we must reject and fundamentally change the course that Barack Obama has set for America.

Newt is our only chance in 2012 to contrast a Reagan conservative with Obama’s European’ styled socialism.

Newt exemplifies the conservative principles my father championed.

Strong national defense, lower taxes and smaller government.

In the 90’s Newt’s leadership brought us the Contract with America which changed Washington.

I’m confident Newt can do it again.

We cannot afford a candidate backed by the same Washington insiders who repeatedly tried to undermine my father and the Reagan revolution.

It’s time to choose.

Do we go forward with bold ideas or continue with failed policies?

So I ask my fellow Republicans and conservatives to join me in supporting Newt Gingrich for president.

30 comments:

Alan said...

Michael Reagan really milks his father's fame for all its worth. Every other sentence it's "my father this, my father that." Ok, we get the idea. His father who adopted him was a famous man, but he seems to always be speaking for him as if he were channeling the dead ("If my father were alive he would say ..."). Nevertheless, I like Michael Reagan, but his routine is tiresome.

Terrye said...

Other than being adopted by Ronald Reagan exactly what has this guy ever done?

I don't think he is a bigot..but I do think he is a hypocrite..I mean come on..he is complaining about Washington insiders while he supports Newt Gingrich? The disgraced Speaker turned influence peddler? The man came to Washington decades ago and never left.

Right Wingnut said...

Terrye,
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Why the need to stress the fact that he was adopted? Does that make him less of a man?

By the way, EVERYONE who opposes Romney is a BIGOT! Didn't Martha send you the memo?

Graham said...

This is the same Michael Reagan who said that Sarah Palin sounds like his father.

Goodbye, credibility.

leighrow said...

I really don't know if this is any big deal because Reagan's other son Ronald Reagan is a big Obama supporter. Ha ha Ha.....

Michael Reagan is like Palin and is milking this for attention.

leighrow said...

So Newt is not a Washington Insider? How dumb do these pundits think the American people are anyway.

On the stage last night Romney drew a clear distinction between the 2 career politicians on his left and his right,Gingrich and Santorum.

Terrye said...

right wing nut...fine rather than being Ronald Reagan's kid exactly what has this guy done? like that better?

BTW, I am not that crazy about Ronald Reagan's other children either..

BOSMAN said...

Reagan is a has been. He brought out when the media wants some idea about, "What would Ronald Reagan have thought...done...etc...etc..

When was the last time, he was publicly displayed on TV/Radio when his father was not mentioned,

The big difference between him and someone like Mitt Romney is...That Romney lives outside his fathers shadow while LITTLE MIKEY lives and tries to flourish within his father's shadow.

Another words, he doesn't speak for his dad.

Anonymous said...

RightWing,

Sorry, fail.

I have no idea whether Michael Reagan is a bigot or not. I don't know if he considers himself part of the religious right, or if he is an Evangelical Christian. I don't really care.

But I do know that the reason Newt is surging right now is in large part due to anti-Mormon sentiment among the religious right in SC. There really isn't any other logical reason that the so-called 'values' voters would jettison everything they supposedly believe in, and support the worst possible representative of their viewpoint.

Just doesn't make a bit of sense to me unless I factor in the polls which show a large part of the Evangelical community rejecting Romney for his faith, and the significant number of religious right leaders who have the religion card on Romney.

That doesn't even factor in the behind the scenes nonsense that has gone on which few of us even know about.

Please, RW. We're not stupid. Take your head out of the sand once in a while.

-Martha

PS. Ronald Reagan was anything but bigoted, and frequently said bigots and racists were not welcome in our party. I hope Michael was listening, but it sure doesn't look like it. Just last week, Newt disparaged blacks in the SC debate, knowing it would appeal to southern voters.

-

Anonymous said...

The audience went wild. Hard to deny that, RW.

As an aside, Ronald Reagan was impressed with Mormons generally and had a high number of LDS people working for him in the White House.

Anonymous said...

I don't appreciate this deragatory post. Do I believe all people, including Michael Reagan, who support Newt Gingrich are bigots? No. Do I think they are crazy? Yes. That being said, I do believe that people who are supposedly "values voters" who support Newt Gingrich are hypocrites.

AZ

TexasConservative said...

Anyone think that Romney skipping the only 2 prolife forums has anything to do with Value Voters in South Carolina not believing Romney on the ProLife issue?

C'Mon Man...Get your head out of the sand.

Value Voters care about abortion and furthering the prolife cause. Romney skipping Huckabee's easy ProLife forum was just silly. Silly for Huntsman as well.

You have to walk the walk besides just talk the talk.

TexasConservative said...

Thank you RWN for making your point.

If/When Romney loses tomorrow, the meme by some of the Romney supporters will be bigotry.

But rather than look at how Romney has avoided standing strong for social conservatives this election cycle, they will find a way to blame it on the voter, rather than their candidates campaign strategy to put social issues aside.

Right Wingnut said...

AZ,

A post such as this wouldn't be necessary if it weren't for the antics of your friends.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Texas, but that really doesn't wash. People in SC are not throwing away all of their standards and embracing the reprobate because Romney didn't go to two pro-life forums.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

This is the rightwing talk-radio echo chamber. Nothing more.

Limbaugh, Levin, Hannity, Ingraham, and now Michael Reagan don’t care if a Republican wins in November 2012. That’s been evident throughout this GOP primary cycle. Most of these folks supported Romney in 2008. Now, magically, they are all ABR or close to it, despite contrary protests, feigned neutrality, etc.

Besides ratings, what these talking heads care about most is that THEIR OWN RHETORIC is validated. If they can wage a rhetorical battle against Obama for another four years, so much the better. It will certainly be tougher for them to broadcast a daily dose of outrage and aggrievement if President Romney is in office.

Same for Palin. She doesn’t want ANYONE to win, except herself, in the unlikely event she ever decides to put forth the effort to run on her own.

Same for the amorphous Tea Party, which takes pride in opposing the Republican “establishment” as much as—if not more than—it opposes the Democrat president, administration, and U.S. Senate.

I never thought I’d say this, but the only one of them with the GUTS to take on the right-wing echo chamber, and who truly wants to DEFEAT OBAMA in 2012, is the brainy, witty, scourge of the Left, Ann Coulter.

TexasConservative said...

OK, Anonymous, you just stated that they supported Romney in 2008 but now they are not.

Why?

Did they come to the conclusion that Romney is a moderate and not a true conservative? Were they looking for a true conservative to fight Obama this time around?

And do they think that Romney is not the most conservative of those that are left in the race?

What's wrong with that?

Lionhead said...

Here's some local news from Tampa, FL. Yes, the so-called front runner has failed to make a commitment to the planned NBC Debate. Gee, I wonder why?

http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2012/jan/20/1/debate-at-usf-may-be-in-jeopardy-ar-349632/

So, we have the lead candidate hanging back til favorable winds blow for him. His handlers are rubbin' his shoulders, whispering advise in his ears, putting in his 'mouthpiece,' but the guy is stuck in his corner, afraid to face Newt mano-e-mano. Is there any wonder people throughout the USA are asking about his penis size?

Comin' Mitzy, get off your duff & show us your the front runner or give up your silk dressing gown & belt to Newt. He knows what to do, & how to do it.

It's no wonder DeMint won't endorse him. No one wants to hook up with a quitter.

Romney = Fail

TexasConservative said...

Anonymous,

Your hero Ann Coulter told us that if Romney won the primaries then he would lose to Obama.

DanL said...

I have no idea whether Michael Reagan is a bigot or not. But the few times that I've listened to his show I came away thinking that he was bottom of the barrel for talk radio, meaning that he had even less substance than Hannity, Beck, or Limbaugh. I am totally unimpressed with Reagan and it is God's truth that he wouldn't have his job if he wasn't the son of Ronald.

On an aside, has anyone else noticed that when people endorse Newt they like to work into their endorsement some of Newt's copyrighted words? Reagan used 'fundamentally,' 'bold,' and called Obama a socialist. What an intellectual lightweight. Probably too stupid to even write his own endorsement and had to have Newt's speech writers do it for him.

DanL said...

RW said,

"AZ,

A post such as this wouldn't be necessary if it weren't for the antics of your friends."

LOL you are so pathetic. At least you didn't use your standard bs line that you are really doing Romney a favor by vetting him and that the dems would use the same attack in the fall. It would be refreshing if you admitted to the truth that you have an obsessive and deep hatred of Romney and that you really are doing all of this in hopes that Obama will win reelection.

DanL said...

Values voters? The fools who are voting for Gingrich? Hahahahaha, what values? They value nothing and stand for nothing. They threw out that argument when they decided to embrace evil and vote for the most vile piece of human filth to run for president since at least FDR's time. I would go back further than that but am not familiar enough with history to make claims further back than that.

These are the same soulless zombies who cried for Clinton's head because, they said, his infidelity. But here they are willing to vote for an even more vile person than Clinton. It's all ok, though, because Newt is a republican and is the most likely candidate to stop the Mormon, who happens to have a sterling personal life.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you $10,000 that NANCY Reagan, who knew her husband best, supports Mitt Romney in the current field.

Right Wingnut said...

... At least you didn't use your standard bs line that you are really doing Romney a favor by vetting him and that the dems would use the same attack in the fall...

I don't recall ever saying that. Since it's my "standard bs line," I'm sure you could point to an example of when I've used it.

I want Obama out as much as anyone, which is why I oppose Romney. You voiced many of the concerns I have (often in a manner far more brutal than I have) before you caved and decided to support Mitt. Your hatred of anyone who disagrees with you contributes to the reelection of Obama.

Terrye said...

Back in the 90s Gingrich supported tax payer money for abortions...now I would think that if people would get upset because Romney did not go to some meeting or rally or whatever, they might be bothered by the hypocricy and womanizing of Gingrich..apparently not.

Lionhead said...

"[N]ow is not the time to be mincing through minutiae and infighting via typical partisan battles. Rome is burning, and we need to appoint the best firemen possible to rush in and put out her fury. What’s critical at this point is to appoint a commander in chief who can clearly lead America to a more solvent and secure future.
No man or candidate is perfect. We all have skeletons in our closet. If buried bones became unforgivable bones of contention, the world would never know or will never know another Benjamin Franklin, King David and others like them. We must remember that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. And with the mainstream media and a billion-dollar Obama campaign coffer on the president’s side, we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother. …
For my wife, Gena, and I, we sincerely believe former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the answer to most of those questions and deserves our endorsement and vote.
We agree with our friend and governor of the great state of Texas, Rick Perry, when he suspended his campaign and endorsed Gingrich, that Newt “has the heart of a conservative reformer.” We believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man left on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his campaign machine."

Chuck Norris

Anonymous said...

It is date night, and my husband and I went to Wendy's to get a bite to eat. CNN happened to be on and, of course, they were talking about South Carolina. One of their panel members was Eric Erickson of RedState fame. I may be wrong, but didn't he start banning anyone who defended Mitt on anything?

Anyway, Eric made a comment something to the effect that Newt will win South Carolina, and then as he moves into Florida "Evangelicals will move behind him to stop Mitt." I was too sickened to pay much attention to the rest of the discussion. Why would he say Evangelicals will move to get behind Newt and not "conservatives will move...?" Maybe this is an example of some of the prejudice that exists against Mormons, which I am finally realizing exists. I used to believe that I am just as good as all other Americans, and I am now finding out that I am a liar, not sufficiently pro-life, untrustworthy, and a great many other things that I never once thought I was. I actually do not deserve to be labelled in this way, and if other so-called Christians don't wake up, they will be next once the left and the bigots, who include at least some on the right, have destroyed the Mormons.

AZ

Terrye said...
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Anonymous said...

I am thoroughly disgusted and disappointed with Michael Reagan. I doubt his father even liked Newt Gingrich. As Mitt pointed out, Reagan only mentioned Newt once in his diaries so he wasn't really that impressed with him it seems. Ronald Reagan was a very insightful man, too bad Michael isn't.

Anonymous said...

Gingrich is a Washington insider. Romney is the only candidate who has not been in Washington.