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Newt had made all sorts of backroom deals with certain members of the US House because they were allies and sycophants of Newt. Many of them were targeted by the RNC for removal and replacement with better candidates. Many of them were liberal and moderate Republicans that were secretly behind Clinton’s agenda and were not true conservatives either. Newt did not like that, but I looked at the matter pragmatically, not as a political whore trading favors and big bucks in secret backroom meetings.
Mitt "Corporations are People" Romney as President will further the Corporatocracy of America. He'll sell us out to big money and with that ingratiating smile tell us useless eaters it's the solution to our problems. More decline,more suffering. You think the lobbyists running D.C. now is bad just let Mitt do his corporate raider thing.
Career politician Newt much like Obama will be totally ineffectual. All the back room deals he's made thorough the years will keep his hands tied and kowtowed to TPTB. Just another fat cat with a never ending line of bull#.
If the Republican Party nominates either one of these guys it will be due to quid pro quo and nothing to do with pulling America's ass out of the fire.
Romney has the entire Republican establishment attacking Gingrich.
Originally posted by davidchin
I would think that all those "backroom deals" were for the purpose of making those moderate republicans become Newt's allies in order for him to develop enough of a coalition within the House to get anything passed.
That seems to be the way of politics: "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours".
The trick is to make sure that you don't promise something in return that is truly unacceptable to your constituents. That seems to be where many of the modern Republicans are having difficulties.
Originally posted by Blueracer
reply to post by SteveR
Was anything in those ads false? Lies are one thing. The truth is another.