Last week, Newt Gringrich endorsed a very liberal candidate for the 23rd congressional seat in NY. Dede is one of the most liberal state senators in a state that has more than it's fair share. So it is truly saying something that she is on the list of most liberal.
Has Newt lost his mind? Has he changed his party affliation like Spector? Not according to him. He has stated that Dede told him that she wouldn't vote against Pelosi to be speaker. OOOH, that is important. At this point the republicans can't do anything about that. Does he think that Hoffman would? His explanation makes no sense. He just was unwilling to buck the party line.
Well, on Saturday he did a signing for his new book at his local Books-A-Million store. That just so happens to be my local Books-A-Million store as well. The Northern Virginia Tea Party Association decided that Newt needed to understand that conservatives feel betrayed.
If you want to join the fun, see his schedule here
Photos provided by Northern Virginia Tea Party