Rich Cream: He orchestrated the Contract with America and the Republican takeover of Congress in the eighties nineties.
fatassbastard: Rich Cream: He orchestrated the Contract with America and the Republican takeover of Congress in the eighties nineties.
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Gingrich warns that the current GOP brand has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and it is time for the party to completely drop any relationship to it and start pursuing a brand that is younger, healthier, and sexier.
Boudica's War Tampon: The first thing the GOP needs to do is to stop picking people who were forced to resign both their congressional seat and their seat as Speaker of the House as the party's leaders.Newt must have had the goods on a lot of people.
DigitalCoffee: Newt, like most of the GOP, is missing the main point (although he DOES seem to realize that there is a point to begin with):Before ANYTHING can be done you must first JETTISON THE BATSHAIT INSANE DIPSHAITS and get out of the ECHO CHAMBER! The saner parts of the GOP in the BIG TENT need to tell the BOZOs to GTFO and get their OWN TENT.
He′s a Ph.D. in History, former Associate Professor of History, who in his latest book (A Nation Like No Other: The Case for American Exceptionalism, co-author Vince Haley, ©2011 Regenery Publish Company, ISBNs #1596982713 & #9781596982710) committed an error that he himself should′ve rejected in any paper from a student. He quoted a secondary source for an alleged Founding Fathers quote (p. 76, bulleted list item #2, footnoted as ²) that did not cite its own source for that quote. He repeated it in his twenty-page Presidential Commission on Religious Freedom (A Proposed ‶On Day One" Executive Order of Newt Gingrich′s 21st Century Contract with America) which apparently excerpts chapters from the aforementioned book, quoting that sentence on p. 8, again as bulleted list item #2. He footnotes it here as 6, and Footnote #6 on p. 18 reads as follows [word-wrap as-is]:
6 Carl Pearlston, ‶Is America a Christian Nation?", Connecticut Jewish Ledger, April, 2001; available at: http://www. catholiceducation.org/articles/ politics/pg0040.html (accessed April 26, 2011).
As you can see, Mr. Pearlston cites no source whatsoever. That particular website is, of course, merely reprinting his article, so the original may have had a source. So, I decided to check. Here′s a link to the print-published version (California Political Review, March, 2001, pp. 24−27). Still no citation for that nor any other claim in Pearlston′s article.
P. 134 of the September, 1956 issue of The American Mercury
Note the pull-quote at the bottom, from the segregationist magazine The Virginian earlier that same year (the actual original source of that quote).
As you can see, the only quote even alleged to actually be from Patrick Henry is the one cited from his will (and even that is spurious!). The part often quoted is from commentary about that quote written by the article writer of the The Virginian article.
Someone (so far it looks like one Stephen C. Dawson, in or somewhat before 1988) apparently saw that pull quote in The American Mercury and somehow thought (despite the citation clearly showing what was allegedly those actual words of Patrick Henry from his will) that the sentence, ‶The above quotation from the will of Patrick Henry is a notable example." were referring to the immediately preceding paragraph(s) (despite the numerous anachronisms such as ‶propaganda" and ‶religionists" used in the sense used in this quote [‶propaganda" hadn′t even been coined yet nor would it be for another century or so, and ‶religionists" had a meaning almost the 180° diametric opposite of the way it′s used in this quote during Patrick Henry's time and for quite some time thereafter], not to mention that America in Patrick Henry′s day was not yet ‶this great nation" at the time, nor had it yet ‶afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship" to ‶people of other faiths"), not the text clearly labeled as being form his will! Interestingly enough, while David Barton (in his The Myth of Separation) and numerous others cite Dawson as their source for that quote, they all apparently misstate the title of the source! They always cite it as: ‶Steve C. Dawson, God′s Providence in America′s History (Rancho Cordova, CA. Steve C. Dawson, 1988), Vol I, p. 5.", but the actual title of the only book meeting that description that I could find is ‶God′s Providence For America."
Even Amazon.com gets it wrong as does small publisher GoRapture.com (both calling it "God's Providence To America"), despite the correct title being clearly shown on the cover on both websites.
Note that this is a rather chintzy self-published dot-matrix-printed cheaply-bound book, not some professionally published book. It's apparently no longer available. I′d love to track down a copy, to see what Mr. Dawson claimed his source for that quote to be, if he did even cite his source.
Because everyone who cites it always cites it the same way, complete with a majorly altered title (unless Dawson released another version with the longer title either before or after but still in 1988), it appears that even most of those who cited it as their source were being less than honest, apparently instead having found it in some other source that cited it, and skipping citing where they actually found it ― a form of plagiarism. For whoever was the first to cite it as such, it may well have been an honest mistake (even though s/he should've had the physical book in hand when citing it), but the others would all have been plagiarizing that first citer, or someone else who′d him/herself plagiarized that first citer, and so on.
I've not been able to find any biography on this ‶Stephen C. Dawson," nor any mention of what credentials he might′ve had or claimed when he wrote that. But we do know from the magazine photos that he at the very least was sloppy in his research, or else some source he cited was (which would still make him sloppy, since, like Gingrich, he should not have cited a non-primary source without checking its own sources and so on until he got back to a primary source).
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Gingrich warns that the current GOP brand has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and it is time for the party to completely drop any relationship to it and start pursuing a brand that is younger, healthier, and sexier
Weaver95: you're gonna have to get the GOP to stop calling Obama 'santa claus' and insulting ever voter who makes less than $250k a year. oh, and someone is gonna have to tell Limbaugh to STFU for a couple years, otherwise your entire plan will fall apart.
CorporatePerson: Weaver95: you're gonna have to get the GOP to stop calling Obama 'santa claus' and insulting ever voter who makes less than $250k a year. oh, and someone is gonna have to tell Limbaugh to STFU for a couple years, otherwise your entire plan will fall apart.Gingrich was the genius who advised the Republicans to start referring to Obama as the "food stamps president." Dog whistle racism like that earns you quick brownie points with pissed off old white guys but is totally off-putting to people who like and respect the president.It's like the GOP totally forgot that to win a presidential election, they have to attempt to reach people who voted for the other guy last time around.
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