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Newt Gingrich Is Not A Conservative


... not based on his position regarding the Park51 project:
In a radio interview today, [Gingrich] said he wants the national government to step in and stop the developers from building the Islamic community center by whatever means necessary.

"I think the Congress has the ability to declare the area a national battlefield memorial because I think we should think of the World Trade Center as a battlefield site; this is a war," he said, apparently thinking that if Ground Zero was a national park, Park51 would be restricted from building near it.

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"The Attorney General of New York, Andrew Cuomo, could intervene because frankly he has the ability to slow it down for decades if he wants to."

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"I am surprised that Mayor Bloomberg said it was okay and I think that if he reconsiders it, he'll decide its not."

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"There are a number of different steps that could be taken. There's no reason this has to occur and whether it's city, state, or federal there are plenty of ways for America to stop it," Gingrich said.
Sad. So many small government conservatives completely lose their conservative credibility with me when they start suggesting that the only way to fixed a (perceived) problem is government intervention.

Shorter Gingrich: "The Federal Government should stop them. The state government should stop them. The local government should stop them. Someone needs to stop them!"

It seems to me that Gingrich and other so-called-conservatives who oppose the center are adopting a nanny-state ideology and completely selling out. But that's just my 2¢...