What is Beck’s pick—we’ll get to that uno momento?
Newt Gingrich has pick up a lot of steam in the past few weeks. In fact you are probably aware that Fox News reports “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has received the coveted endorsement of the highly influential Manchester Union Leader (MUL) in New Hampshire . . .” This is a blow to the Romney run, but both Gingrich and Romney are RINO’s, make no mistake.
The MUL is ignoring a bushel of serious flaws, past and present, in Gingrich’s policy positions and his character in their endorsement.
Gingrich is a brilliant man, a perspicacious politician with a winsome smile, and astute debater. I have commented about Gingrich before in my blogs (Gingrich throws hat into the Ring . . . then punts it back out, and Three Down). You might want to peruse them again as they are pertinent to my comments now.
However Newt has a lonnng, long record of flip-flopping on critical constitutional issues. As I said in a previous blog “Gingrich is not the man for this hour.” He is dangerous because when he speaks he is so convincing, with an almost pied-piper like effect of making people forget who he really is.
Let me give you some examples:
- Federally Mandated Healthcare
Gingrich “strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance”; strongly supports. Something all conservatives are fighting hard to defeat in Obamacare. But it gets worse.
- Global Warming
The “green” Gingrich also sat right next to Pelosi in an ad advocating global warming agenda. Now that he is running for President he calls the ad “inexplicable.” Helllooo, is anybody home??
Not to mention the fact Gingrich also wrote a book on ‘green conservation’ decrying the fact that, in his opinion, “we don’t have enough information one way or the other about climate change.” Therefore he is for climate change legislation, even though this theory is fallacious at its core.
- Illegal Immigration
If a thief, embezzler, or murderer escapes the law and run’s free for 25 years does it make him any less a law breaker? If he has gotten married, started a family, and become an “upstanding, church going” member of the community, should he be summarily pardoned?
I think we all would agree that no, these people are still lawless people outside the law and should be brought to justice when discovered.
But Newt Gingrich, along with Forbes magazine does not agree. During the Reagan Library debates Gingrich posited:
[We need to] …find a way to deal with folks who are already here, some of whom, frankly, have been here 25 years, are married with kids, live in our local neighborhood, go to our church. It’s got to be done in a much more humane way than thinking that to automatically deport millions of people.” (“2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate,” NBC, transcript: http://www.nytimes.com, 11/7/2011)
Really Newt? Is that humane for the hundreds of thousands of people who go through the burdensome, long drawn-out, legal path to immigration? No–they get screwed by obeying the law.
During the G.W. Bush era of globalistic, open border policies Newt was all for Bush’s path to amnesty.
President Bush has proposed a new legal path to work . . . . We applaud the president and believe his approach holds great promise to reduce illegal immigration and establish a humane, orderly, and economically sensible approach to migration that will aid homeland security and free up border-security assets to focus on genuine threats.
This statement is unadulterated sophistry. Why not, clearly Gingrich is also an advocate of globalism. That means he is not interested in protecting the sovereignty of America anymore than Bush was–forget Obama!
One has only to look at the mess we now have in many of our states. It is highly probable that Mexican drug cartels that are running rampant actually partnered with Islamic terrorist to further both of their goals, which has made sections of this country almost unlivable.
A case in point is the high probability that Iran tried to conspire with Mexico’s Zeta drug cartel in an attempt to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. American ranchers are now in jeopardy due to this irresponsible immigration policy, which is at core of this problem. Newt applauds this type of open border policy.
- Second Amendment
On the Second Amendment Dudley Brown of the NAGR asserts:
Newt is the quintessential political chameleon, shifting his views to reflect whatever is popular with the Washington, D.C. chattering class. . . . Newt used the institutional gun lobby as a mouthpiece to convince millions of gun owners nationwide that “as long as he [was] Speaker, no gun-control legislation is going to move in committee or on the House floor,” he was working behind the scenes to pass gun control.
In 1996, Newt Gingrich turned his back on gun owners and voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which strips the Second Amendment rights of citizens involved in misdemeanor domestic violence charges or temporary protection orders –- in some cases for actions as minor as spanking a child or grabbing a spouse’s wrist.
Housing Bubble Bust
Freddie Mac was a big part of the housing bubble problem—that is unarguable. Nevertheless while railing against Obama for the corrupt cronyism going on with FNMA and Freddie Mac, Newt was paid $1.5 million for consulting with Freddie Mac. Does anyone see a conflict of interest here?
Let’s not allow Gingrich to become the “Gin-grinch that Stole America.”