Fred Thompson reminds us that freedom is preserved thanks to the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier.
Report:ground beef prices at record high. However, bologna should be pretty cheap considering how much the White House is distributing— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) August 21, 2012
Pelosi: 2010 shellacking not about Obamacare, but unemployment. Yes – more Democrats needed to be unemployed for passing Obamacare. #tcot— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) July 6, 2012
Fred Thompson frequently posts what some call “Fredisms” on Twitter. I’ll continue to repost some of them here from time to time. I was a big Fred Thompson fan in 2008 and still am today. He did not turn out to be a really effective candidate, but he has a great deal of wisdom.
Here is video of Sen. Fred Thompson on Fox Business talking about Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the Wisconsin Recall Election, focused on the decision of voters to act against the massive Government spending connected with Public Employee Unions.
Worth remembering this Memorial Day.
Here is a video clip from yesterday’s “Meet the Press” where Fred Thompson cited a New York Times article that said the Romney Campaign seemed to have “Matt Drudge in their back pocket.” The relevant quote from the article is below, and it says much of what the Romney Campaign dispensed in attacks against Newt Gingrich found its way onto The Drudge Report. The Gingrich Team finally gave up on trying to get the Drudge staff “to spare them”:
NEW YORK TIMES: . . . A team of some of the most fearsome researchers in the business, led by Mr. Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, spent days dispensing negative information about Mr. Gingrich, much of it finding its way to the influential Drudge Report, which often serves as a guide for conservative talk radio and television assignment editors and to which Mr. Rhoades has close ties.
The effort hit a peak by Thursday, when the site was virtually taken over by headlines assailing Mr. Gingrich, whose advisers said they eventually gave up on trying to persuade the Drudge staff to spare them, acknowledging, in the words of one aide, that “very little can be done.” . . . Read More
I’m not sure the evidence would bear that out. Drudge posts whatever is bubbling in the news at a given point in time. He’s had headlines about Newt rising and doing well in South Carolina and at other times. It has just been a lousy week for Newt Gingrich, and virtually all the headlines bear that out.
This is Fred Thompson at his best. In this clip from his appearance with John McCain on “Meet the Press” today, Thompson sums up what many conservatives see as the showdown between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Thompson said Republicans need to nominate someone who can go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama on the issues and articulate the “philosophical underpinnings” of the positions. He said we “don’t need a bean-counter” – even if he’s been a successful one. Instead, Thompson argued we need a President with big solutions who will “shake things up” in Washington.
Fred got off a good line about Obama’s trumpeting a reduction in the amount of foreign oil being imported, which he quickly and accurately explained was because of Obama’s horrific economy – people just have not been driving as much. “That’s like congratulating a sick person for losing weight!”
Here is video of Fred Thompson on “Meet the Press” today who said some of the attacks coming against Newt Gingrich by fellow Republicans is “old score-settling going on” by people who “were holding Newt’s coat, back when he conceived of the way for the Republicans to takeover and have the first Republican House speaker in 50 years.”
That is undoubtedly the case.
While the GOP Presidential Candidates were debating on NBC tonight, Sen. Fred Thompson was on Fox News’ “Hannity” to announce his endorsement of Newt Gingrich for President. Thompson said Newt Gingrich “is the guy” who can articulate and make the case for conservatism, American Exceptionalism and the Free Enterprise System.
Here is video of Mike Huckabee on Fox & Friends this morning where he reacted to Sen. Fred Thompson saying it is completely false to claim that he colluded with the John McCain Campaign in 2008 to deny Mike Huckabee a victory in the South Carolina GOP Primary.
Huckabee claims his campaign was told by three McCain staffers that such a deal had taken place. Thompson got 15% of the vote, allowing McCain to win South Carolina and go on to the 2008 GOP Nomination.
Here is video of Sen. John McCain taking a stroll down memory lane today with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. She told McCain that Gov. Mike Huckabee had told her that John McCain made a deal with Fred Thompson to stay in the South Carolina Primary race to split the more conservative vote and deny Huckabee a victory there.
McCain said, “that is totally, patently false. It may make him feel better, but it’s not the truth. . . All I can say to Gov. Huckabee is ‘Good luck in your program on Fox, but you’re not telling the truth.’”
Actually, Fred and McCain are very good friends. Fred Thompson was genuinely trying to win the South Carolina Primary in 2008, and while there may not have been any kind of actual deal, I’m confident Thompson was glad to see his friend win the nomination if he could not.
McCain said he believes Mitt Romney will win the upcoming South Carolina Primary.
Here is video of UCLA’s American Politics Professor, Dr. Tim Groseclose, telling Fred Thompson (guest hosing “Hannity”) that if “media bias” could magically be eliminated, most states would be voting like a solid red state, such as “Texas,” “Tennessee,” or “Kentucky.” That’s how much impact the current Left-wing bias of the media is having on the United States.
Former GOP Sen. Fred Thompson has written an “Open Letter” at National Review Online,” in which he says House Republicans need to “accept the victory” in the Debt Limit Battle with President Obama and the Democrats, “and move on”:
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE (Fred Thompson): As someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you have been going through, I want to say, “Congratulations.” You won, and so did the country.
Absent some major miscalculations, within the next few days there will be official acknowledgement of what has already happened.
At the beginning of the debt-ceiling debate, a realistic, optimistic outcome essentially would have been this: The Republicans would take the initiative and put their plan before the American people. The debt-ceiling increase would be accompanied by corresponding spending cuts. There would be no new taxes. You would drive a hard bargain in the face of unrelenting presidential and Democratic demagoguery — some of it on national television — drawing the attention and focus of the American people to the truth about our country’s fiscal and economic situation. Sure, people would initially ask, “Why are the Republicans now willing to take this thing to the wire when a debt-limit increase has usually been pro forma?” But at the end of the day, more Americans than ever before would understand what is going to happen to us as a country if we continue our current path. . . . Read More
Sen. Fred Thompson narrates a stirring tribute to President Ronald Reagan in observance of Reagan’s 100th birthday, which is tomorrow, February 6.
Since they love it so much, that is exactly how it should be.
Here is the start of a new feature we’ll do from time to time. We’ll call it “Fredisms” – after former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.
Some of you know I supported Fred Thompson for President back in 2008. I still love his wit and wisdom, which he thankfully shares regularly on Twitter. From time to time, we’ll post some of his brief but piercing observations that cut to the heart of current events and issues – usually with his trademark humor!