Thursday, December 8, 2011
Newt Gingrich is NOT a True Conservative. His Record Speaks for Itself...
Make NO MISTAKE about Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich is NO conservative. He is NO Tea Party candidate. He is an establishment Republican In Name Only. His record and positions on past issues are all we need to know that a Newt Gingrich presidency would not shrink the size of government, increase your liberties, or return America to its Constitution.
The Truth about Newt Gingrich.
DID YOU KNOW?
1. Newt Gingrich supported the TARP bailouts:
At the height of the national debate over the TARP bailout in 2008, Newt Gingrich even told George Stephanopoulos in an interview that he would have voted for TARP if he were still in Congress (video proof). Is that the position of a true conservative? Is that the position of the free market? Is that the position of the Tea Party? No, no, and no!
2. Newt Gingrich supports the individual health care mandate, a key part of ObamaCare:
Newt Gingrich has supported a key provision of ObamaCare for years, and continues to support it to this day: the (unconstitutional) individual mandate. Just this May on Meet the Press, Newt Gingrich said: "I am for people, individuals–exactly like automobile insurance–individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance."
This was the same interview in which he called Paul Ryan's modest budget cuts "radical," "too big a jump," and "right-wing social engineering." And the individual mandate isn't the only aspect of socialized medicine that Newt Gingrich supports. Newt Gingrich also supported Medicare Part D, the greatest expansion to the federal welfare state since LBJ.
3. Newt Gingrich is a Washington insider who made over a million in consulting fees for Freddie Mac:
Newt Gingrich collected at least $1.5 million in consulting fees for Freddie Mac, the big government bully that helped cause the housing crisis. Newt Gingrich claims he warned Freddie Mac officials that the housing market was a "bubble" and "insane," but then why did he defend Freddie Mac to Iowa voters, saying: "every American should be interested in expanding housing opportunities." Isn't that the exact attitude Newt Gingrich claims he warned against at Freddie Mac?
But what about Newt Gingrich's Contract with America?
The Federal government and the National Debt actually grew while Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House. As Ed Crane, president of the Cato Institute lamented in 2000: “the combined budgets of the 95 major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%.” Newt Gingrich has only one record: and that is a record of growing government. He has only one consistent platform, and that is a platform of defending big government "solutions" and a more active role for Washington D.C. in every aspect of your life from cradle to grave. These are the facts and they are a matter of record.
You have a responsibility to your country not to let your fellow Americans be fooled by the false impression Newt Gingrich is working hard to cultivate about himself.
Please share this article with everyone you know-- especially people who have been fooled by Newt Gingrich's excellent speaking skills and carefully calculated lip service to the Tea Party's values. Newt Gingrich's record clearly shows that he supports bank bailouts, more socialized medicine on a federal level, and a more active role for the federal government in every aspect of American life. Newt Gingrich is NO CONSERVATIVE.
At this time of crisis, America CANNOT afford to elect someone with such a spotty record of positions and actions. We absolutely must elect someone with a die-hard record of unyielding commitment to liberty, someone who we absolutely KNOW will shrink the size, role, and influence of the government in Washington. There are only two such candidates on the Republican field today: Rep. Ron Paul and Gov. Gary Johnson.
Thank you for reading.