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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You haven't listened to Rush lately have you?
    No....has he flipped flopped and is now backpeddleing like Newt?

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    No....has he flipped flopped and is now backpeddleing like Newt?
    His angle is that he might change his mind if she is basically pro-life. Apparently she might be or at least sensitive to it.
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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    So now it is alright to be racist as long as you are against abortion?

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    This is "Why The Republicans Keep Losing".

    They have no balls, but oddly enough, they're like furniture on wheels and can be pushed around all over the place. Sotomayor's comment WAS racist. Nor is it the job of the appellate and supreme courts to be "compassionate". Their job is to interpret the law, they're not supposed to care about the parties involved.

    Yet Noot refuses to stand his ground, back pedals, and generally tells the people on the Right (in the right), the base of the GOP, that their concerns regarding the social marginalization of the majority, won't be opposed by the party that wants their vote but who won't do anything to earn it.

    This reversal by Noot, demanded from him by THE REPUBLICANS, is emblematic of the entire problem the GOP has: No balls, too far left.
    First of all, the statement only sounds racist when you take it out of context.

    Secondly, IMO, pandering to the base is what is hurting the Republicans. The far-rights, social conservatives represent a very small but loud minority.

    Gingrich was an effective party leader at one time; to preserve his reputation as being a reasonable, thoughtful, and intelligent reputation, he has done the right thing here.

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    So what it sounds like is conservatives are changing their tune about her being racist IF she is pro-life.

    That is amusing as hell

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    A guess there is hope for the republicans yet. Trying to paint a her a racist was a terrible move to start with. Although I can't agree with her comments, they were hardly a huge deal. Newt would have been better served by not igniting the race powder keg. At least he has figured out he made a mistake and is moving to correct it.

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So what it sounds like is conservatives are changing their tune about her being racist IF she is pro-life.

    That is amusing as hell
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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So what do you want? Frankly I don't think should approve a damn thing your boy does. He hates America like most liberals.
    Really? That's all you can bring here? I mean, conservatives are now changing their tune about her being racist because she MAY be pro-life, and you come back with this hyper-partisan BS?

    You're dismissed

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    What possible good would it do for the Republicans to do as the Democrats do, and tailor their opinions and statements simply to get votes and win elections? Politics isn't like the NFL, where one roots for their team and wants them to win just because it's their team.

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    If we are defeated, it will be for standing for something. Let other Parties prostitute themselves for votes.

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    Re: Gingrich backs off Sotomayor 'racist' label

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    His angle is that he might change his mind if she is basically pro-life. Apparently she might be or at least sensitive to it.
    The speculation is over her having no paper trail of where she stands on abortion and the fact that she is Roman Catholic. I know plenty of Catholics that are not pro-life.

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