Newt to raise loot for Reichert

Because you can’t get any more conscience-driven independent than Newt Gingrich.


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    rhp6033 spews:

    Hmm, Greg Porter’s CPA business must be doing very well. He has a nice house, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, on a cul-de-sac, lists it at $2.29 million. Just the type of home owned by your average white, blue-collar working man who wants to support an independent, reform-minded candidate?

    It seems he is also on the board of the Washington Policy Center, a right-wing “think tank” which apparantly puts out such scholarly publications such as “The Washington State Piglet Book: Conntecting the Dots on How Government Wastes Your Money”, and “Washington Needs an Appointed Insurance Commissioner”.


    I sure hope they aren’t trying to pass themselves off as a 501(c)3 non-profit, because they are clearly involved in political action.

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    Take a gander at the banner ad to the left of the spewing arena…Newt’s weekly e-mail is worth reading, even with the big words.

    The Piper

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    Tlazolteotl spews:

    Wow, Reichert is really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. Hey, I have an idea! Maybe he can get Mr. Fossella from New York to come campaign for him too! I understand he’s going to have a lot of free time on his hands….

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    Proud To Be An Ass spews:

    Newt Gingrich’s ego is so big he has to pull a wagon behind him to carry it….

    Newt says “frankly” at the start of every 3rd sentence. This proves his intellectual bona fides.

    And he discovered (single handedly one presumes) the cause of the Virginia Tech shooting….yep, you guessed it…LIBERALISM.

    Total. Putz.

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    Richard Pope spews:

    Newt Gingrich is a lot more conscience-driven than George Bush or Dick Cheney. And a helluva lot more intelligent too. And it looks like a lot more folks would be able to afford his reception, than the other big name receptions for Reichert. $200 per plate is a heckuva lot cheaper than $33,100 per plate.

    That much being said, Gingrich sure managed to screw up on ethics and conscience as Speaker of the House. At least as bad as Jim Wright, whom he forced out years earlier. And paved the way for Republicans after him to screw things up even worse.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    As someone said who knew him back in the day, if Democrats were on the rise politically in the 1980’s, Gingrich would have been a Democrat. He just hitches his wagon to whatever opportunities seem best for him at the time.

    Including, by the way, marrying his high school teacher, then after she puts him through college he informs her – while she is on her hospital bed recovering from surgery – that he is going to divorce her because she is too old and would get in the way of his career. He marries someone younger, and then cheats on her (with wife # 3 – someone younger still) while simultaniously lecturing the Democrats on the importance of having high moral values.

    I’d call him pond scum, but that treats pond scum unfairly. Pond scum can’t help being what it is. Newt chose his own path.

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    GBS spews:

    Does anyone know how they separate the men from the boys at a Republican Father’s Day fund raising reception?

    With a crowbar!!

    ALERT: Sen. Larry Craig is going to be working the “port-a-potties.” So please be sure to know the difference between picking up a piece of toilet paper off the floor in a public restroom or be prepared to be propositioned for homosexual intercourse.

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    proud leftist spews:

    In a sweet twist of irony, the 3 Republicans who did the most for Republican ascendancy over the past 20+ years–Lee Atwater, Newt Gingrich, and Karl Rove, are also probably the most to blame for the party’s current terminal illness. Those 3 preached that a strategy of no-holds-barred, win-at-all-costs, and hate-thine-enemy was the way to go. That is rarely a good longterm strategy in any field.

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    SeattleJew spews:


    El Newto, the green lizard sales guy for the Reprocan party, the author oh so precious pseudohistories of the Civil War, the man who’s amorality made bill Clinton look like St. Augustine … He is BAAACK!

    Il Newto has one of the few bomb shelter able to survive the nuclear winter of the post Bush era. He has ALREADY written publicly to McCain telling the honorable man not to think that being a Prexy candidate means you control the Reorican parity.

    McC is well on his way to taking over the bones that will survive in November. AFIK there are NO other credible political organizations looking to reassemble the Humpty Dumpty.

    This is NOT an idle issue. Even if all the triumphalist ambitions of our DL crew come to pass, the Rericans will live to fight another day. Moreover, as ddiscussedin anotherr thread today, we have a two party system that is almost part of an unwrittne constitution. Conmtolling the R party is not a smll matter.

    The problem, it seems to me is that Il Newt may well be seen by some as more moderate than the Radical Repricans he engineered. Perhaps. But he is also a lot more clever and, therefore a lot more dangerous.

    Maybe Hillary should switch parties? They could do a lot worse.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Mentioning Newt is like opening an outhouse door — the first thing you notice is an offensive smell.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 Once again piper proves himself a traitor to everything good and decent about America.

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    proud leftist spews:

    Does Newtie think that Republicans like Davey Reichert are good for his party’s future? Does he really want dimbulbs like Davey representing his party? I think Newtie knows Davey’s going down and he’s just currying good will for a future run.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:


    You should go to the Gingrich thing and get a photo with ol’ Newtie. Then, just as they’re about to click the pic, drop your pants!

    Man, that would be an instant collector’s item, if you could pull it off (no pun intended). Can you imagine? A genuine photo of Newt Gingrich and Goldy with his pant down, showing his disrespect to Newt.

    Sometimes I really amaze myself!

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    ArtFart spews:

    13 It’s always been my impression that Newt is most comfortable when surrounded by people who make him feel superior.

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    ArtFart spews:

    6 “Newt Gingrich is a lot more conscience-driven than George Bush or Dick Cheney.”

    Hey, that ain’t sayin’ much. It’s pretty hard for someone to be driven by what he doesn’t have.

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    Now where did I put that pic of Elliott Spitzer and Christine Gregoire hugging as if they were long lost lovers?

    It’s around here somewhere…here?…nope…under this stack of papers?…nah…maybe on top of the fridge…nope…I know!

    It’s over at Sound Politics:

    If that isn’t the look of a letch, then what is?

    The Piper

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    proud leftist spews:

    Art @ 16
    Davey will do that for almost anyone. Hey, maybe that’s his purpose in life, his calling–to make others feel superior. God bless him for following his simple calling.

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    Jane Balough's Dog spews:


    Ahhhhhhh… isn’t that precious. I wonder if they danced down responsibility lane together. heheheheehe

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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Ueah Newt the Hoot is who you want to be identified with. Had affairs on his wife. Was admonished for ethics violation by his own party. What a bastion of typical GOP values.

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    proud leftist spews:

    C’mon, m’lad, you know he liked younger women who charge for their services. So, I don’t see no letchin’ in that photo.

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    YLB spews:

    Newt’s weekly e-mail is worth reading, even with the big words.

    I’ll pass Pooper. Corrupt losing hypocrites like Gringrich don’t appeal to me.

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    gs spews:

    18. Right on, Piper that was exactly the photograph I was thinking of.

    Or how about Rev Wrong and good ole buddy William Ayers, no there are some real charismatic cards to draw to.

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    gs spews:

    18. Right on, Piper that was exactly the photograph I was thinking of.

    Or how about Rev Wrong and good ole buddy William Ayers, now there are two real charismatic cards to draw to.

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    Richard Pope spews:

    The thing I never understood — why did the Republicans keep Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House in 1997, when he committed an ethics violation serious enough to warrant a $300,000 fine? An amount of money greater than what the salary was for an entire two year term in the House of Representatives back then?

    I don’t think such an incident was serious enough to force Gingrich to resign his House seat. And evidently it was not serious enough to keep the voters of his Georgia district from re-electing him in 1998 (to his House seat that he never took office or sat in for the term for which he was elected that year!).

    But House Republicans did have the ability to keep Gingrich in their top leadership position — or not. They should have chosen someone else to lead them, and given Gingrich a committee assignment appropriate to his seniority and legislative interests.

    Of course, Gingrich was more interested in power, than in serving his constituents. After he was re-elected in 1998 (and over a dozen of his colleagues were not — a near loss of GOP control over the House), the House GOP did dis-invite Gingrich from the Speaker position. So Gingrich simply resigned from the House, and refused to be sworn into office for the next term.

    The House GOP had chosen Bob Livingston of Louisiana to succeed Gingrich as Speaker. However, Livingston announced in December 1998 that he was going to resign as Representative and not take the Speaker position. So then the House GOP chose Denny Hastert of Illinois. Livingston did get sworn into his new term, but then resigned in March 1999, less than two months into his term.

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    Richard Pope spews:

    Anyway, Republican quitters have cost the GOP three supposedly very safe House seats in recent months.

    Former Speaker Denny Hastert of Illinois resigned in November 2007, to take a lobbying position. Democrat Bill Foster won a special election in March 2008 to fill the vacant position.

    Representative Richard Baker of Louisiana resigned in January 2008, to take a lobbying position. Democrat Don Cazayoux won a special election in May 2008 to fill the vacant position.

    Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi resigned in December 2007, to take a lobbying position. GOP Representative Roger Wicker was appointed by Mississippi’s GOP Governor as an interim replacement for Lott. Democrat Travis Childers won a special election in May 2008 to fill the House seat vacated by Wicker. There is a decent chance for Lott’s former Senate seat to be won by a Democrat in the November 2008 special election for that position.

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    YLB spews:

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaa!!!!

    Little Scottie McClellan has a kiss and tell book coming out. Here’s the kicker of all kickers:

    McClellan repeatedly embraces the rhetoric of Bush’s liberal critics, and even charges: “If anything, the national press corps was probably TOO deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq.

    “The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.

    Quoting a Kos diarist:

    Say it loud and say it proud, the myth of the “liberal media” is dead.

    Wingnuts, you are full of BULLSHIT!!!

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    Jane Balough's Dog spews:


    Now click your heels three times and say “I want to go home” Moonbat hehehehehe

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    YLB spews:

    With Elliott, after six beers a buffalo looks good.

    How would you know Pooper?

    By the way, how many times did you hang on every word of Scottie McClellan’s White House press briefings?

    and those “resolute” frames and narratives?


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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Well we know why Pooper would be aware of how many beers it takes to make someone look good. That fat ugly bitch he’s married to must take 123 beers to fuck.

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    I-Burn spews:

    @35 Attacking Piper’s, or anyone elses, family does nothing but demonstrate your own intellectual vacuity, BBG. It isn’t as if there was ever a doubt mind, but you needn’t be so blatant about proving it.

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    michael spews:

    The Greedy Old Perv’s have to call in a heavy hitter in the fund raising department to save what used to be a safe house seat.

    Gotta love it!

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    Mark1 spews:

    I don’t much care for Newt either, but anything that has to be done to keep the ditzy, unqualified empty-suit out is fine by most normal people. Goldy just wants a taste. Pathetic puppy-love. (vomits….)

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    Daddy Love spews:

    21 JBD

    You mean like when Bush hired someone from Fox News to be his WH press secretary? This is logic: If Mak’s hiring “proves” that Seattle media is biased, then Bush’s hire proves that Fox News is.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    40 M1

    Darcy’s outraising David R., and will continue to outraise him, and Newt can’t and won’t prevent that.

    Get ready for some years of the so-called “empty suit” ably representing WA-08. With plum committee assignments and the full backing of the majority (meaning press releases of leadership roles taken on important legislative initiatives, etc.) to boot. It will be a while, if ever, before you guys will be able to bring any serious challenge to Rep. Darcy Burner.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of fundraising, Bush is on the circuit raising money for McCain at private events (no press allowed). McCain is trying to make sure no photos of him and Bush together make it to the internet. But he is more than willing to have Bush raise money for him from the 27% or so of American voters who still think Bush is doing a great job as President.

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    GBS spews:

    If McCain were truly a “straight talker” he’d openly welcome the president to his fundraiser.

    Instead, this demonstrates the shame McCain has over being associated with the traitor-n-chief, but with his “cap-in-hand” he’s willing to trade his integrity for money.

    Too bad, John McCain was once an honorable man before he became George W. McCain, the ass licker.

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    GBS spews:

    Bush is giving a speech at the Air Force Acadamey, the guy is fucking lying through his teeth.

    Did anyone know that “progress is being made in Iraq”?

    The fucking liar.

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    Steve spews:

    @39 Is your life consumed by the outrage you feel towards the diaper-wearing, prostitute employing Republican Senator Vitter? If not, why not? Hmm, perhaps your outrage is reserved for all the GOP pedophiles who’ve been busted over the past few years?

    What? No outrage? Why is that?

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    Jeanne spews:

    I’m a democrat from the 8th District who is working for Darcy Burner. I regularly remind Rep. Reichert that he represents me, too, and I ask him to explain his positions on many issues.

    I hope you all put as much energy into supporting Ms Burner and holding Mr. Reichert accountable as you are putting into trashy blog-talk.

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    Mark1 spews:

    @42 Mommy Love,

    Another great display of your ignorance. Qualifications, experience, ability, and intelligence should always take precedence over “fundraising” numbers. Darcy at this point only possess one of those items (the $$). I must say, you appear to be the biggest wimp here. If an when you regain your intelligence and manhood, be sure and let me know. Your complacency about the ditzy empty suit is fine with me, as complacency in itself tends to backfire in the end. Bye for now girl.

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    Steve in Seattle spews:

    Say what you want about Greg Porter’s politics, but he is a damn good CPA, his entire firm is excellent.