Newt Gingrich PAC “Winning the Future” is Just Spinning the Past

 

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Winning the Future or Spinning the Past?

By  Scott Rohter, March 2012

 

The Newt Gingrich political action committee is called “Winning the Future”. However it is more concerned with spinning the past than it is about winning the future. It is more concerned about spinning everything in Newt Gingrich’s past than it is about winning anything in anyone else’s future. The only purpose of Winning the Future is to help Newt Gingrich win the Republican primary in November. That is as far into the future as it is concerned, and this political action committee has far less to do with America’s future than it has to do with the future of Newt Gingrich.

So just how does the former Speaker of the House expect to win the Republican Primary? He has won only two States… He has won his home State of Georgia which has 76 delegates, and he has won South Carolina which has 23 delegates.  Please read my article on the South Carolina Primary titled Bamboozled in South Carolina.  He wouldn’t even have won these two States if it hadn’t been for the largesse of his wealthy benefactor Sheldon Adelson, who has already lavished twenty million on his campaign, but this is just pocket change to Adelson, who promises to give much more.  Adelson is one of America’s wealthiest men whose personal fortune is estimated to be worth over 25 billion dollars.  He is the GOP’s answer to George Soros.

Neither Soros nor Adelson however contribute anything to politicians who don’t personally promise to benefit them. Adelson is not a conservative and he doesn’t believe in small government!  He only uses his vast personal fortune to manipulate Washington to serve his own interests.  The answer to George Soros‘ attempts to manipulate government is not to let Sheldon Adelson throw his money around to do exactly the same thing in reverse.  America needs either be a reasonable cap on personal and corporate contributions to PACs, or we should get all the money out of politics all together by creating a national tax payer funded election channel both on radio and TV which would provide an equal amount of public air time to all serious political candidates in Federal elections.

If this was done there would be no need for paid political advertising altogether by the political slush funds known as PACs which don’t really do anything to advance the political debate nor to educate and inform the voters about the candidates or the issues. All of these PACs are in a perennial race with each other to see who can outspend the other in order to influence our elections. That is not free speech. It is paid speech. There is nothing free about it and it doesn’t make for good elections when the side that spends the most money always wins. We should all pitch in for a National Election Channel that would finally get the influence of big money out of politics! 

Getting back to Newt Gingrich, so just how would winning the Republican Primary nomination for Newt Gingrich help Sheldon Adelson, or win the future for America?  Well, leaving Mr. Adelson aside for a minute and just focusing on how a victory for Newt Gingrich in the next Republican Primary could possibly win the future for America, I’ll answer my own question.  It won’t!  Not even if you believe all of the campaign rhetoric coming from his campaign.  Nominating Newt won’t win anything for anybody except for Newt.  All of his electioneering bombast sounds convincing only if you don’t remember that this silver tongued devil never does anything if doesn’t first benefit him.  Newt’s campaign team hires only the best Madison Avenue consultants that all of Sheldon Adelson’s money can buy in order to rehabilitate his tired, old, worn out political image, but the devil is usually in the details.  So for all of you who want to know, here are the important details for Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich:

Claim #1   Newt Gingrich claims to be a supporter of smaller government.

Fact :        This claim is false.  Newt has never been a fan of small government.  For example, in 1979 Newt Gingrich helped his fellow Georgian, President Jimmy Carter create the U.S. Dept. of Education, which was the largest single expansion of government in U.S. history.

 

Claim #2   Newt’s Political Action Committee says that he will create new jobs here in America.

Fact :         This claim is probably false.  Newt Gingrich supported the WTO, and he voted for GATT and NAFTA which paved the way for devastating job losses in America.

 

Claim #3   Newt has changed over the years and he is a different man now.

Fact :        This claim is false.  In 2008 Newt Gingrich recorded the “We Can Solve it” Global Warming TV commercial for the former Vice President, Al Gore along with Nancy Pelosi at his side.  In 2009-2010 Newt Gingrich traveled around the country with Al Sharpton and President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan promoting Obama’s new educational policies, including more Federal regulations and more government subsidies from Washington.

 

Claim #4   Newt is the TEA Party’s choice.

Fact :         This claim is false.  In the 2010 Special Congressional Election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Newt Gingrich supported the ultra-liberal candidate Dede Scozzafava over rival conservative candidate Doug Hoffman who truly was the TEA Party’s choice.

 

Claim #5   Newt’s Contract with America in the 1990’s was good for America.

Fact :         This claim has no merit. The Contract with America was a stroke of marketing genius, but there was nothing of any significance or lasting value that resulted from the Contract with America.  That’s why only six years later Ed Crane, the president of the CATO Institute wrote in the November 2000 issue of Forbes Magazine that, “The combined budgets of the ninety-five major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%.”  And over the years since then, the Republican controlled Congress has approved discretionary spending that exceeded Bill Clinton’s requests!  The Contract with America was a political marketing ploy of the first magnitude, but it didn’t change much because it didn’t pull up the un-Constitutional weeds by their roots.  It just mowed them back a little bit.  And we all know what happens after you mow the weeds.  They just grow back again.

 

Claim #6   Newt Gingrich loves and honors the Constitution.

Fact :         This claim is false and is refuted by his very own words.  In 1995 Newt Gingrich delivered a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in which he wrote the following, “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution…  Either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions.” This admission from a sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives is nothing less than a complaint that blames the United States Constitution for making America’s role in leading the world more difficult!

 

Claim #7   Newt Gingrich is a family man with strong traditional values.

Fact :        This claim is false.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Newt has had two divorces, three wives and numerous marital infidelities along the way.  If swearing to uphold his marital vows is any indication of Newt’s feelings toward vows in general, than I wouldn’t trust him to honor his vows to uphold the Constitution.  A philanderer doesn’t necessarily make for a good President or a good leader!

Furthermore Newt Gingrich is a big fan of Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s two books promoting their vision for a new world order, in which adultery, homosexuality, and other forms of promiscuity and immorality are all viewed as perfectly normal.  Newt even wrote the forward to their second book, The Politics of the Third Wave: Creating a New Civilization.  And he recommended reading Toffler’s first book, The Third Wave to all of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He said that in order to understand him you had to read Toffler’s book.  These two books of Toffler lay waste the foundation of family values, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights which are the true basis for all of our freedoms in America!

 

Claim #8   Newt is the smartest candidate in the Republican Primary.

Fact :         This claim cannot be proven, but even if it is true  I would rather elect someone with great integrity, than someone with above average intelligence… Take for instance the example of King Solomon in the Bible.  His intelligence was legendary, but because of weaknesses in his personal character, the Kingdom he inherited from his father was gone within a few short years after his death.   If the smartest man in the world couldn’t provide for the the survival of his own kingdom, then we shouldn’t put much faith in all of Newt’s purported intelligence. What good is all of the intelligence in the world if they are not accompanied by integrity and good character?

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Bamboozled in South Carolina Republican Primary

 

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Bamboozled in South Carolina

-by Scott Rohter, January 2012

 
 My mother used to say that there is a sucker born every minute.  By the latest calculations there are over 243,000 suckers in South Carolina today, who voted in large numbers for Newt Gingrich on Saturday in the South Carolina Republican Primary.  They preferred Newt over Mitt by almost a 2 to 1 margin, giving Newt Gingrich his first major Primary victory.  Romney received 167,279 votes or 27.8% of the vote, to Gingrich’s 243,153 votes or 40.4% of the vote.  Rick Santorum got 102,055 votes for 17%, and Ron Paul got 77,993 votes for 13%. To see all of the results, county by county, click here on this map link.  http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results/2012/gop-primary/sc.

I think North Carolina is called the “Tar heel State”, and South Carolina is the “Palmetto State”.  But maybe we should just start affectionately referring to South Carolina the “Tar head” State, because so many of their residents were bamboozled into believing that Newt Gingrich is a real conservative. They bought all of his “bullgeschikta”, hook, line, and sinker!  I am still scratching my head and wondering how they could believe him.  Don’t they know he has a long political track record of doing exactly the opposite of what he says?  We say we don’t like “The Political Establishment” and all of “The Insiders” in Washington.  Hell, Newt Gingrich is “The Political Establishment!”  Newt Gingrich is the ultimate insider!  Well it’s too late now for South Carolina. They already cast their lot!  We just have to go on.  We can’t have a “do over”.  We’ll just have to do better in Florida.

But in South Carolina, way too many people were taken in by the power of Newt Gingrich’s oratorical swagger.  Many un-sophisticated South Carolinians were just plain hornswoggled!  All of them didn’t lose their minds, but enough of them did, to give Newt Gingrich the victory in Saturday’s South Carolina Primary, and at least 23 of its 25 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 27th.

I just wish that voters in general, Republicans and Democrats alike, would be a little more perceptive, well actually a lot more perceptive, if you really want to know the truth!  And it’s one good reason why I’m actually glad that we still have an Electoral College:  i.e. To save us from ourselves!  I heard a comment from someone I know, who said that they were encouraged by all of the applause that Newt Gingrich had received at the last debate, when he expressed some very popular conservative opinions.  Why should that come as a surprise to anybody? The country is basically conservative, no matter how much of the media that the liberals own, and hammer us with literally day and night! The country is still conservative.

But why would a fellow conservative be encouraged to hear people applauding Newt Gingrich, who is not a conservative, as he pays calculated and grudging lip service to conservative ideas?  I wasn’t encouraged.  I was horrified!  I didn’t see a vision of a conservative resurgence in that room.  I saw the sheep being led to the slaughter!  I saw the TEA Party Movement being effectively nullified.  For Pete’s sake people, wake up!  Newt isn’t the good shepherd.  He is the wolf!  I know, Barack Obama is a wolf too.  But you better wake up folks, wolves run in packs.  We have our own wolves, and in case you don’t know it, Newt Gingrich ain’t the good shepherd!  So all of that applause that Newt Gingrich received when he spoke, actually made me nauseous.  Yes, he was articulating conservative ideas.  But there was just one huge problem with that.  He was only expressing them!  He doesn’t believe in them!  So what, if people liked what they heard.  They were all being bamboozled!  They were all being duped.  See all of my articles on Newt Gingrich right here, or on LessGovistheBestGov.com    

Newtworthy or Not

Newt Gingrich Update

Newt Gingrich: Progressive Establishment Republican

What Newt Kind of Conservatism is This?

The Greatest Title of All

The Most Important Qualification to be President

Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty

 I spent a lot of time on the phone last week calling the Republican County Chairs and Co-Chairs in South Carolina.  In South Carolina they call their Co-Chair, an Executive Committeeman.  I was trying my best to get them to vote for Paul, or Santorum, or Romney, just anybody but Gingrich.  I was also trying to remind them of the weighty words of our Founding Fathers, and what the most important qualification to be President of The United States really is.  But alas, it was all to no avail.  They are obviously all much smarter than I am!

One interesting thing that I noted was, as my calls got closer to the Georgia – South Carolina border, not only did people have a slightly different accent, but they also had a much different opinion of Newt Gingrich.  They knew enough about the real Newt, so as not to be taken in by him, or by all of his nice sounding words.  Now that really was encouraging.  One particular County Republican Chairman told me that he knew he made a mistake in 2008, by supporting McCain over Romney, and he wasn’t going to make that same mistake again!  He told me that he would be voting for Romney this time around.  I said, he’s not my first choice, but I’ll accept that.  He sure is a lot better than Newt Gingrich. We both agreed on that.

My biggest concern with Mitt Romney has always been his views on individual mandates, and his position regarding ObamaCare, but he has already indicated that he would sign legislation to repeal ObamaCare.  So that issue is effectively off the table now.  As I see it then, the decision just basically comes down to comparing the size of the baggage that Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney carry around with them.  After rummaging around in each of their closets for a while, I think that Mitt Romney’s closet looks a lot less cluttered than Newt Gingrich’s does.  So if I can’t have Ron Paul or Rick Santorum in the end, then I guess I will be voting for the flip flopper over the serial hypocrite!

What we really need to do is elect enough real conservatives to Congress from all across America, so that no matter who is in the White House in 2013, he won’t be able to sign any more freedom sucking legislation, because no such legislation will ever make it to his desk!  And we need to get a Bill to repeal ObamaCare to the President’s desk as the first order of business in 2013 before this usurpatious overreach becomes too deeply embedded in our country to stop it. We need to make sure that whoever our next President is, that he signs that legislation to repeal ObamaCare.

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The Greatest Title of All

 

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The Greatest Title of All

-by Scott Rohter, January 2012

 

George Washington wrote, “The greatest title of all is to be called an honest man.”  The qualities to look for in a leader are no different today, than they were back in 1783.  The most important quality of all to look for in a Presidential candidate is honesty!  There are many different words in the English language to describe the same thing:  honesty, character, integrity, virtue, morality, and principles.  This is the stuff of which good leaders are made!

Intelligence, and the ability to look and sound good on television, or the ability to debate and  persuade other people, are too frequently considered to be of more importance than basic core values!  This is a mistake.  These are ‘second tier’ traits that are only useful, if a leader first possesses the foundational core principles of honesty and integrity!  Honesty and integrity are every bit as important today as they were 200 years ago, and all of our Founding Fathers agreed on this in their writing.  For instance Thomas Jefferson wrote “In matters of principle stand like a rock.  In other matters swim with the current.”  John Quincy Adams wrote that, “I would rather be found guilty of making a serious mistake in judgment, than to be accused of being even a little bit insincere.”

There are four candidates left in the Republican Primary, going into South Carolina.  Two of them are honest men, and two of them would say almost anything to get elected, and they have said just about anything to get elected in the past.  Two of them are honest men, and two of them are not!  The two that are honest men are Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.  You may not agree with everything that they say, but both of them have been very consistent throughout their political careers.  A vote for either one of them would not be a mistake.  The two candidates who would tell you just about anything to get elected, and who have done so in the past, are Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

It is important to be able to tell the difference between truth and lies.  It is just as important to be able to distinguish between the motives of different people, who are saying basically the same thing, and to know the difference between someone who actually means what they are saying, and someone who does not.  In other words, it is important to be able to distinguish between the genuine, and the counterfeit.  See my article entitled Counterfeit Conservatives, on LessGovistheBestGov.com  from January, 2012.  It is not sufficient just to say the right thing.  One must actually believe it!  Newt Gingrich doesn’t believe anything that he is saying right now!  He is just running for another national political office, for what must be at least the tenth time!  He is a masterful politician who is just trying to get elected!  How do I know this?  Can I look into his heart? Of course not.  But I can read his long political record for the past thirty two years!

This National Election is not about some kind of religious conversion that Newt Gingrich claims to have experienced.  It is about politics, pure and simple!  It is about a return to limited government!  Newt Gingrich has never been a proponent of small government in his life, NEVER!  But he is well aware of the importance of the TEA Party, and he is trying to ride that wave back into a position of power and influence again!  Whether or not he has actually sought for, or found redemption and forgiveness from God is none of my business and frankly I don’t care. It is not the subject of this election.  But Newt’s political record is public knowledge and it is fodder for this election!  See my article entitled Newtworthy or Not, or Just Not Worthy from March, 2011 on LessGovistheBestGov.com.  It is also republished on NewtWorldOrderGingrich.com  in January, 2012.

Newt Gingrich’s long political record is public knowledge for anyone who cares to know!  His past record and his recent record proves that he is lying now!  I could go all the way back to 1979, when he teamed up with President Jimmy Carter to create the US Department of Education, and grew the Federal Government way beyond its legitimate Constitutional role and authority.   But I only need to go back as far as last year, when he was traveling around the country with Barack Obama’s current Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, promoting President Obama’s “Race to the Top” educational policies, and even more Federal control over education, in order to prove that Newt Gingrich hasn’t really changed at all. Politically speaking, he is the same Newt Gingrich today, as he was thirty years ago, when he first entered Congress as a freshman representative from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.  And he is still just as smart as a fox too!

Now you can’t agree with everything that someone says, but Thomas Jefferson said it best when he said, “In matters of principle stand like a rock…”  The real question is this:  Is limited Constitutional government really a matter of principle for you?  I know it isn’t for Newt Gingrich. If it is then you can’t allow yourself to be hoodwinked, or hornswoggled by Newt Gingrich! It is not possible to agree with somebody all of the time, but it is possible to agree with them enough of the time, and to agree with their core principles, in order to vote for them.  And to me, continual lying in order to get elected is just not one of the core principles that I am going to vote for!

I would rather vote for an honest man that I don’t agree with some of the time, than for a dishonest man that I can’t agree with at all.  I just can’t agree with lying in order to get elected!  Besides the fact, if Newt and Mitt are willing to lie in order to get elected, then you really don’t know what they actually believe, do you?  That’s the problem with Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney.  And if I have to choose between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, I would pick Romney every single time!  Why?  Because in spite of the fact that he hasn’t been consistent over the years, and in spite of all of his inconvenient flipflops that are keep coming back to haunt him, and in spite of the fact that he hasn’t shown the courage to publically stand up for any core beliefs…, he has at least managed to remain married to the same woman for thirty four years, and together they have raised a family that has stuck together, and that says a lot!  So what if he doesn’t have a lot of courage.  Well, we’re not sending him to lead an army of soldiers into combat!

As far as Newt Gingrich is concerned, all I can say is this.  If you can’t honor your marriage vows, not just once, but twice, to two different women, then you probably won’t honor your sworn oath to uphold the Constitution!  And I can’t vote for a man like that!

 

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Newt Gingrich – Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty

 

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 Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty

By Scott Rohter, January 20

Can you handle the truth?  Well here it isUnder no circumstances would I ever support a Republican candidate for President who describes himself as a “Real Politick” Wilsonian. Newt Gingrich is just such a man. He views the Constitution as an impediment and an obstacle to overcome. He is someone who agrees with Alvin Toffler’s crazy progressive ideas about a new world civilization I won’t vote for a progressive just because he happens to be a registered Republican, or because he might be one step better than an outright Marxist!  That is what Newt Gingrich is… He is a progressive New World Order Republican, and as such he is only one step better than an outright Marxist!

Liberals and progressives have been monopolizing both branches of the same political Party and through them our country for most of the 20th Century.  They are strangling the Republican Party right now with the cockamamie idea that a progressive Republican is somehow better than a progressive Democrat.  The truth is that all progressives are equally bad for the long term survival of our Republic, and for the continued prospect for freedom in America!

Progressive ideology is the prima fascia reason that the United States is in the mess that it’s in!  There are no shades or gradients of evil when it comes to those who would take away our precious freedom, and replace it with some form of government controlled entitlement society, complete with cradle to grave handouts!  All such supposedly progressive ideas are bad!  There is nothing actually forward looking about them at all.  They are all incremental steps backward in history, to a time and a place when people were less free, and government was more powerful…  Franklin Roosevelt expressed it best when he said,  “If you give up freedom for a little security, then you don’t deserve either, [and you will probably lose both]!”  Reprisal by editor.

I am a conservative.  Conservatives believe in limited government.  The reason we believe in limited government is because all governments tend to become corrupt over time.  Our Founding Fathers experienced this first hand and they knew it full well.  That is why they designed a Constitution whose main purpose was to restrict the reach of the Federal Government.  And they did this by dividing the defined powers between three branches of government, and instituting checks and balances so that no one branch of government could become too powerful.  Furthermore, in the Bill of Rights, which was one of the first official acts of Congress, they did not limit the rights of the people, but they did seriously limit the powers of the Federal Government. ( See 9th and 10th Amendments.)

James Madison wrote, “In designing a government, the great difficulty is this:  You must first empower the government to control the governed, and then in the very next step, you must oblige it to control itself.” (from the Federalist  Papers #51).  That’s why one of the very first acts of Congress was to pass the first ten amendments to the Constitution, to define the rights of the people, and to limit the powers of the central government.  There is little wonder why they chose the number ten.  It was in obvious deference to the Ten Commandments, and with an eye to tradition, something that Newt Gingrich only pays lip service to!  “The purpose of government is to secure our unalienable God given rights.  Whenever any government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it…[in fact] it is their solemn duty to throw off such a government”  (from the Declaration of Independence.

As a conservative my loyalty is first to the Constitution, and to the Republic for which it was written, and in the way it was originally intended, with just a few notable exceptions, such as freeing the slaves, and giving women the right to vote!  My Republican Party affiliation is a distant second place.  What about you?  Can you handle the truth?  Do you have any children? Are you the parents of a young teenage son or daughter?  Well if you are, then you should be a lot more concerned about the future that they will inherit, if we don’t get this Federal Debt under control and stop the leftward slide of our country, than some Misplaced Notion of Party Loyalty.

 

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No Newt Is Good Newt

 

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No Newt is Good Newt

  by Scott Rohter, January  2012

 

 Newt On The Constitution:

“The American challenge in leading the World is compounded by our Constitution. Either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions.” - Newt Gingrich

 

Newt On National Sovereignty and International Trade:

“We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization… This is not just another trade agreement!  This is doing something which twice, once in the 1940′s, and once in the 1950′s, the US Congress rejected… It is a very big transfer of power!” – Newt Gingrich   (Note: After Newt gave this assesment of what Congress was about to do, he still went ahead and voted anyway to surrender American sovereignty on matters having to do with foreign trade, to an international authority called the World Trade Organization, under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1994.

 

1980′s  Newt’s first marriage ends in divorce.        

1990′s  Newt’s second marriage ends in divorce.   

1995     Newt comments about himself that in order to understand him, you had to read futurist author Alvin Toffler’s book,  The Third Wave.  Toffler writes about a ‘new world order’ in which promiscuity, homosexuality, and immorality are all considered to be perfectly normal, and even desirable.  Newt reccommends reading Toffler’s book to all members of Congress.   

1996     Newt writes foreward to Alvin Toffler’s second book, Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave.  

1999     Newt involved in a controversial book deal, and an affair. He resigns from Congress amid serious ethics violations.  

2004 – 2008  Newt recieves  1.5  million dollars from the financially troubled Freddie Mac.   

2008 – 2009  Newt records the  “We Can Solve It”  global warming  television commercial with Nancy Pelosi, for Al Gore.  

2009 – 2010  Newt travels around the country with Arne Duncan, President Obama’s Secretary of Education, and Al Sharpton, to promote the President’s “Race To The Top”  National Education Policies.   

2010     Newt supports the pro abortion, pro union candidate, Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23rd District Special Congressional Election, against the real TEA Party Conservative, Doug Hoffman.    2010

2011     Newt says in a nationally televised interview that he didn’t like Right Wing social engineering any more than he liked Left Wing social engineering.   

 

 

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Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy

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A Newt Gingrich Update: A Rare Look Into The Political Soul of Newt Gingrich

 
 
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 A Newt Gingrich Update
 
-by Scott Rohter, May 2011
 
“Good morals are superior to knowledge, skill, and talent combined.” –Scott Rohter,

 

“The strategy of the ‘Progressive Establishment’ has always been to get the two most liberal candidates, one from each political Party nominated in their respective primaries, and then to promote the most progressive of those two candidates in the general election!” – Scott Rohter

Newt Gingrich has many fine qualities. Among those he is smart, likeable, and articulate! I wish that we had a serious conservative candidate running for President in the Republican Primary, who had the same level of experience, and who could express himself as effectively as Newt Gingrich can, but unfortunately we don’t, and merely wishing won’t make it so! Just like wishing that Newt Gingrich was a real conservative, while blinding your eyes to the fact of who he really is, won’t make it so either!

Newt Gingrich is not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination! His latest remarks last week on NBC’s Meet the Press only serve to prove my point! Newt said to David Gregory, the host of Meet The Press, that he didn’t like right wing social engineering any more than he liked left wing social engineering! That wasn’t just a big guffaw. It was actually Newt speaking from his heart with his guard down! That’s the real Newt Gingrich. He is a consummate politician, trying to appear to be fair to all sides in order to get elected again, while trying to keep his real intentions hidden until after the election is over! But twelve years is not long enough to forget his political record when he was in power! That is why, to quote a conservative newspaper publisher friend of mine, “No Newt is good Newt!”

Newt Gingrich does not have any problem communicating his ideas! He is first and foremost a communicator. It’s just that the ideas he is communicating are not conservative ideas! They are progressive ideas. This is evidenced by the fact that Newt Gingrich is a big fan of author Alvin Toffler’s books, The Third Wave and Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave. Gingrich even wrote the forward to one of those books! In his own words Newt said that in order to understand him, you had to read Toffler’s books! Newt Gingrich is an author, a lecturer, a history teacher, in addition to being a political pundit, a successful businessman, and a frequent guest contributor on Fox News. But one thing he is not is a Constitutional conservative. In spite of all of the apologies and the back tracking, he said exactly what he meant last week on Meet the Press, in an off-guard moment, in a friendly venue, when he felt comfortable, and his defenses were down. He just momentarily got lost in his own thoughts, and forgot that he was not just talking with David Gregory, but he was actually speaking to the entire nation! He was demonstrating the standard 20th century progressive strategy, to try to appear to be reasonable to all, in order to gain access to power, from which he can do all of the social engineering that he wants, i.e. progressive social engineering, just like President Obama! We must not fall for the carefully scripted Madison Avenue illusion again! We must notice and understand what the precious few glimpses into the political soul of Newt Gingrich, actually mean!

As I said, Newt Gingrich is no Constitutional conservative! In fact, Newt Gingrich said in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in 1995 that, the chellenge for the United States in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution! “Either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions…” Those are not the words of a Constitutional conservative! See my article, NewtWorthy or Not? from March 2011. No conservative would even think of saying that, and no serious conservative should even think of supporting Newt Gingrich! We don’t need to rethink our Constitution! It is not making it more difficult for America to lead the world! And even if it was, which it isn’t, I do not want Mr. Gingrich or progressives like him rethinking anything about the Constitution, not even the punctuation marks, more less the revolutionary ideas contained in it!

What are you going to do with these rare glimpses into Newt Gingrich’s political soul? Are you just going to ignore them? I hope not! When he partnered up with Nancy Pelosi recently to make TV commercials, promoting Al Gore’s discredited concept of global warming, Newt Gingrich was giving us another special glimpse into his political soul. Are you just going to ignore that too? What about when he endorsed the ultra-liberal Dede Scozzafava, in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, when she ran against conservative Doug Hoffman, who had the endorsement of the TEA Party? Mrs. Scozzafava supported Big Unions and abortion, and by endorsing her, so did Newt Gingrich! One should stand or fall on the merits of their words and deeds, and Newt Gingrich’s words and deeds should not stand!

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The GingGrinch that Stole Christmas

 

 The Ging’Grinch’ That Stole Christmas

By Scott Rohter


‘Twas the Newt before Christmas and all through the House

Eager to know who’s up in the polls

Who’d win Iowa and New Hampshire before the first snows.

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Eager Republicans line up in a row

   While vying for office and spending much of their dough

While conservatives were hanging all of their hopes

On the dubious premise that voters were more than mere dopes!

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Now pundits in the media did conjecture and boast

That voter apathy was likely over for most

M. Bachmann, Perry, Santorum and Paul

Were four free marketers who’d make life better for all.

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But the powers that be had a different plan

They were throwing their weight behind a Newt kind of man

Some claimed it was Romney, but I knew the truth

It was the Ging’Grinch’ that stole Christmas.  I’ll bet my eyetooth!

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Democrat incumbents were running around in the night

Worried their pet House cat was getting ready to bite

Scurrying about like scared little mice

Afraid that the voters were not going to be nice.

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Meanwhile in Washington Congress was meeting at night

Driving spending Bills forward with no debt end in sight

Traveling down that long, winding road

That leads only to ruin, Austrian economics has showed.

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Our country keeps waiting. The future is in doubt

We need honest leaders to help us find our way out

Of the financial disaster we got ourselves in

By trusting politicians who sold us just spin.

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The Republic is waiting,  America’s future is in the balance

We need men and women with the right skill and talents

Who will win the Caucus in the Hawkeye State?

Can a conservative win New Hampshire or is that already too late?

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Now all the candidates are hopeful tonight.  Their campaigns are ready to go

Persuade Iowa voters, and if by chance oh, 

I could just convince them to beware of Big Gov

And move our great Nation with just a small shove.

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Newt Worthy or Not? Is Newt Gingrich Worthy of being the Republican Nominee for President?

 

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 Newt Worthy or Not Worthy? 

 by Scott Rohter, March 2011

 

 

“The strategy of Progressive Establishment has always been to get the two most liberal candidates, one from each political Party nominated in their respected primaries, and then to promote the most progressive of those two candidates in the general election!”

 

1979

Newt Gingrich elected to Congress from Georgia’s 6th District.

1989

Newt becomes House Minority Whip.

1990

Newton L. Gingrich becomes a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the most influential progressive think tank and policy makers in America.

1993

Newt Gingrich voted for NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.

1994

Newt Gingrich supported the WTO, the World Trade Organization.  He voted for GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that subjected Americans to the international authority of the WTO.  See additional link.  His testimony in front of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1994 included the following quote.  “We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization.  This is not just another trade agreement.  This is doing something which twice, once in the 1940s and once in the 1950s, the U.S. Congress rejected… It is a very big transfer of power.”  Newt Gingrich said those words, and yet he still voted for GATT. As the House Minority Whip, he had the power to postpone that vote until after the next election, until it could have been modified or defeated, yet he allowed it to be passed in a ‘lame duck’ session of Congress.  As the House Minority Whip, he also encouraged his fellow Republicans to vote for it!  See my article Newt Worthy or Not from March 2011.  Newt Gingrich bears the responsibility as much as anyone else, for the huge trade imbalances that are hurting America today, and for transferring America’s sovereignty on matters having to do with foreign trade to an international authority.

1994

Newt Gingrich said that in order to understand him, you had to read Alvin Toffler’s book The Third Wave.  In this book, homosexuality, promiscuity, adultery, divorce, and abortion are all viewed as perfectly normal.  These are subjects that Newt Gingrich knows a lot about!

1995

Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the House.

1995

Newt Gingrich writes the foreword to Toffler’s new book, Creating a New Civilization: the Politics of the Third Wave.

1995

“The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution… Either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions.”  That is a direct quote from a speech that Newt Gingrich gave to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in 1995. It doesn’t sound like the former Speaker has a lot of respect for the Constitution. He seems to view our Constitution as an impediment or an obstacle.

1995

With Bill Clinton occupying the WhiteHouse, Newt Gingrich advocates from the floor of the House of Representatives for the repeal of the War Powers Act in order to increase the power of the Presidency.

1999

Newt Gingrich resigns over the failed midterm elections, in which Republicans lost 5 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, which was the worst loss in history for a political Party who did not control the WhiteHouse!  At the same time he was also involved in a flap over an extramarital affair, and a controversial book deal, and there were also substantive ethics violations. After resigning Newt goes into business as a high priced Washington D.C. lobbyist and political consultant.

2002-2008

Newt’s firm receives between 1.6 and 1.8 million dollars from Freddie Mac to remarket the failing financial institution to a skeptical Congress.

2008

Newt records the “We Can Solve It” global warming TV commercial for Al Gore, with Nancy Pelosi.  He wasn’t just helping Al Gore promote the discredited concept of global warming. He was helping himself too.  In 2009 his firm received over $300,000 from an ethanol lobby.  See Newt Shows His True Colors Again by Joe Farah at WorldNetDaily.com.

2009-2010

Newt Gingrich travels around the country with Al Sharpton and Arne Duncan, promoting President Obama’s new educational policies i.e. increased local control of schools along with increased Federal subsidies and more regulations from Washington.  (How exactly does that work?)

 

The Battle Before Us
 

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Now that Newt Gingrich has officially declared what most of us already knew or suspected, that he is in the running for the Republican Party nomination in 2012, I started thinking again. True conservatives, libertarians, and constitutionalists are not just fighting Barak Obama and the Democratic Party! We are also up against the entire ‘Progressive Establishment,’ that seeks to maintain control over both the National Democratic and the Republican Parties. This so called forward looking, liberal, elite, establishment supports such programs as:

  • Continued deficit spending.
  • Increasing our national debt, or at least maintaining the current high debt levels for well into the foreseeable future.
  • Monetizing the debt, or quantitative easing.
  • Devaluing the Dollar.
  • Replacing the Dollar as the world’s reserve currency with a ‘basket of currencies’.
  • The eventual establishment of a one-world currency.
  • The creation of a World Central Bank.
  • Bailouts for billionaires and other taxpayer financed ‘corporate welfare programs’.
  • The suppression of States-Rights.
  • The dissolution of our national sovereignty.
  • The creation of an International World Government that is controlled by inter-national world socialists.
  • The subjection of the United States to the increasing jurisdiction of the United Nations, the World Court, and the WTO, etc.
  • The virtual de-constructing of our Constitution and our Bill Of Rights.

The ‘Progressive Movement’ is well financed. It has been around since the early 1900’s. ‘The Progressive Establishment’ attempts to control both National Political Parties, which is why both candidates in a particularly important race can both be ‘Progressives’. They also control most of the national media, both print and electronic, which are the marketing tools that they use to get their candidates elected to high public office! That is why they will never willingly allow real campaign finance reform, because it will take money away from the national media which they own! The only thing that conservative patriots have on our side is the TEA Party Movement, a few good men and women on Capitol Hill (probably not more than 100), a few good pundits on Talk Radio, the writings of our Founding Fathers, some good contemporary conservative writers and bloggers, and as the proverbial saying goes, Truth, Justice, and the American Way! We don’t have the luxury of just being able to battle Democrats. We also have to come to ideological blows with forces inside our own political party!

” The strategy of ‘The Progressive Establishment’ has always been to get the two most liberal candidates, one from either political party nominated in their respective primaries, and then to promote the most progressive of those two candidates in the general election.” Either way ‘The Establishment’ wins, because they target and dispose of the most conservative candidates in the primaries, and so which ever of the two ‘libs’ win in the general election, it is still a victory for the ‘The Establishment’ and much better for them then one of the more conservative candidates from either political party!

Newt Gingrich has been a member of the ‘progressive’ Council on Foreign Relations since 1990. This NGO, founded in 1921, and bankrolled with BIG MONEY from the Rockefeller Foundation and J. P. Morgan among other internationalists, has been dedicated since its inception to dismantling American sovereignty, de‑constructing our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, and promoting the idea of One World Government! During his long tenure in Congress which began in 1979, and ended in disgrace in 1999, Newt Gingrich supported and even pushed through Congress, as the Minority Whip or as the Speaker of the House, Federally funded loan guarantees to China! This is one of the reasons that China is beating the pants off us today in world trade! In 1993 New Gingrich not only voted for the ‘job destroying’ North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA) but he was also instrumental in getting enough Republican support to pass the bill. In 1994, as the House Minority Whip, Newt voted to support the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with his vote on GATT! In his position as Minority Whip, he had the power to postpone the vote on GATT, The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, until it could have been modified or defeated in the House, but he chose instead to let the bill pass in a Lame Duck session of Congress! Newt voted in favor of The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which subjects Americans to the international authority and the regulation of the World Trade Organization. See additional link.

The United States Constitution states in Article 1 Section 8 that “Congress shall have the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations.” (not the WTO) Note: It doesn’t say that Congress has the right to delegate that authority away to anyone else! But Congress has abdicated their role and subrogated their authority to the World Trade Organization with the passage of GATT, and with the instrumental help of Newt Gingrich! Prior to orchestrating the vote in the House, in which Newt himself voted in a favor of surrendering American sovereignty on matters having to do with foreign trade to the WTO, Newt Gingrich testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee. In his testimony in 1994 he said , “We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization…This is not just another trade agreement. This is doing something which twice, once in the 1940’s and once in the 1950’s, the US Congress rejected…It is a very big transfer of power.” It sounds to me like he knew exactly what he was proposing, and in spite of his warning, he still arranged for the vote on GATT, he still voted in favor of it, and as much as anyone else, Newt Gingrich bears the responsibility for transferring American sovereignty on matters having to do with foreign trade to an international authority! This betrayal was a direct assault on our Constitution!

A staunch fighter against progressive ideas, former Ron Paul Congressional staffer and free lance writer, Rebecca Terrell called Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America a “Congressional con-job” and a “public relations smoke screen.” Her entire article can be read in the Dec. 7, 2009 issue of The New American. Outside of a brief mention of the words “Promote the general welfare” in The Preamble to the Constitution which is repeated in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1, the Constitution says nothing at all about creating government entitlements or public welfare programs! Some of the taxes which The Contract with America only purposed to reduce, that go to support government funded welfare programs have no basis at all in the US Constitution! Instead of just being reduced, they should have been eliminated altogether!

More than ten years after Newt Gingrich left office in 1999, and almost twenty years after The Contract with America in 1994, the spending levels for all of these social welfare programs have increased dramatically! That’s why The Contract with America didn’t change much, because it didn’t pull up the ‘unconstitutional weeds’ by their roots. It just mowed them back a little bit. And we all know what happens after you mow the weeds. They just grow back again! That’s why The Contract with America was a big disappointment. If Newt Gingrich was a true Constitutional conservative, then he would have voted against, and worked to eliminate, unconstitutional programs when he had both the power and the opportunity to do so, instead of just reducing them! Six years after the Contract with America, the President of the CATO Institute, Ed Crane wrote in the November 2000 issue of Forbes Magazine that “The combined budgets of the 95 major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%…Over the years [since then] the Republican controlled Congress has approved discretionary spending that exceeded Bill Clinton’s requests.” That’s why the people were disappointed with the Contract with America. It wasn’t nearly enough, and what little it did accomplish didn’t last!

President Clinton thanked Newt Gingrich for his support of The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. See additional link. That law placed additional restrictions on our 2nd Amendment Right to possess a firearm. It also federalized certain crimes involving a firearm which has increased both the size and the scope of the Federal Government!

In 1995 Newt Gingrich made a dispassionate appeal in the well of the US House of Representatives to increase the power of the Presidency by repealing the War Powers Act. After voting for $1.2 billion dollars in 1994 to fund increased NATO peace keeping missions, the very next year he urged President Clinton to expand the US military presence in Bosnia! Newt has been pro abortion, pro amnesty for illegal aliens, in support of higher taxes at one time or another, and in favor of expanding the role of the Federal government! He is viewed as being anti‑family by many, not only because of his pro choice stance on abortion, but also for his support of gay marriage, and because he has twice divorced and been married three different times. Actions speak louder than words!

In 1994, Newt Gingrich described himself as a fan of the ideas espoused in the book, The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler, in which homosexuality, promiscuity, adultery, divorce, and abortion are all viewed as perfectly normal and even desirable. He said that in order to understand him, you should read the book, The Third Wave by Toffler. This book is written from the perspective of someone who is writing a letter to America’s Founding Fathers, in which he describes the Constitution and the principles of limited government that guided our Founding Fathers as becoming increasing irrelevant, and obsolete, and hence in need of being radically redesigned and replaced! In fact the book goes on to state that our current system of government must be overhauled and a new system of democracy for the 21st century must be developed! This is the New World Order that Toffler speaks of, and that Newt Gingrich is a BIG FAN of! And not just Newt, but this has been the special pet project of the Progressive Establishment in this country for over 100 years! When Newt Gingrich became the Speaker of the House in 1994, he recommended The Third Wave as required reading for all of his Congressional colleagues! He also wrote the forward to another one of Toffler’s books, The Politics of the Third Wave, Creating a New Civilization. That doesn’t sound much different to me then a New World Order. So the former Speaker’s ideas about Toffler’s book, The Third Wave or his ideas about a new civilization sound remarkably similar to the New World Order or the One World Government embraced by progressives! Is this just a coincidence or is there a connection?

One of the main bulwarks of the Progressive Establishment is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). For over twenty years since 1990, Newt Gingrich has been a member of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations. Since 1921 the CFR has been single mindedly dedicated to the goal of undermining our National Sovereignty in order to promote a One World Government! In a speech given to the Center For Strategic and International Affairs in 1995, Newt Gingrich said, “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution…Either we are going to have to re-think our Constitution or we are going to have to re‑think our process of making decisions.”These are Newt Gingrich’s own words! And this is his track record. It is not complete by any stretch of the imagination but it is 100% accurate! He has a record of twenty years in public office that we can judge him by. Now, he’s considering running for public office again, and no mean office mind you, but the highest office in the land, and you would like to know if Newt Gingrich is worthy of your trust and your consideration.

Well first of all, I must tell you that I am suspicious of anyone who wants to win high public office as bad as he does. The ideal model for a good public servant is George Washington, who didn’t really want the job, only reluctantly agreed to accept the job, and who only aspired to leave public office and get out of the limelight and back home to Mt. Vernon as soon as he could! In contrast, Newt Gingrich has already been in the limelight and in public office for twenty years, and he has still not had enough! Newt represents the past and part of the reason that we are in the trouble we are in! Why don’t we give someone else a chance instead of bringing back this tired, but still hungry old warhorse from out of the past?

Secondly, while it is possible that his new positions on smaller government, and lower taxes, and his recent overtures to the TEA Party are real, it is more likely that he is just posturing, like any experienced politician, and saying what he needs to say in order to get elected. In other words, he is positioning himself for 2012. But he has always claimed to be a fiscal conservative even though he hasn’t always followed through on his claims. It’s just that this was as far as his claims to conservative values ever went. They never extended to limited government, adhering to the Constitution, or to any social issues!

Thirdly, they say that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but Newt’s are even stranger than most! And by this, I am not referring to his past three wives! He recently partnered up with Nancy Pelosi to make a TV commercial for Al Gore’s $300 million dollar global warming ad campaign. In this 2008 commercial Newt Gingrich said, “Our country must take action to address climate change!” Really? At the same time, on his own website, www.newt.org he says, “I don’t think that we have conclusive proof of global warming.” It sounds to me like he is taking both sides of the same issue. We either have global warming/climate change, or we don’t. And if we don’t have it, which he implies on his website, then why is he making commercials for Al Gore claiming that we do, and that we need to do something about it? Pardon me if I seem just a little bit confused by his vacillating back and forth on the issue, but which is it? Either we have global warming, or we don’t! Either we need to take action to correct it, or we don’t! Trying to be all things to all people means that you can’t be anything to anyone!

In addition to Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore for strange bedfellows, apparently Newt was also partnering up with the likes of Al Sharpton, the notorious, race baiting, left-wing agitator, and with President Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and he has been traveling around the country promoting President Obama’s so-called ‘education reforms,’ i.e. increased local control of public schools with increased subsidies and regulations from Washington! (Isn’t that a contradiction?) But contradictions and increased federal control is nothing new for Newt! Newt Gingrich has always been a strong proponent of increased federal funding of public education from his earliest years in Congress. He helped to get the support needed to pass the legislation that created the Department of Education in 1979, under President Jimmy Carter. Since then, federal spending on education has skyrocketed with no corresponding improvement in academic achievement. Under Newt Gingrich’s leadership, the Congress increased federal spending on education in 1996 by a whopping $3.5 billion dollars, the largest single increase in history! See link.

Finally, in the 2009 special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Newt Gingrich endorsed the ultra liberal Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, over a real Conservative Third Party Candidate, Doug Hoffman who had the support of the TEA Party, the New York Post, conservative Republican radio talk show host and Constitutional lawyer Mark Levin, and other conservatives within the New York Republican Party! Dede Scozzafava supported same-sex marriage, big unions, and abortion! She was endorsed by Planned Parenthood and the Acorn affiliated, Working Families Party. After it appeared that she was still running in 3rd place behind both the Democratic and the Conservative Party candidates, but only drawing votes away from the Democratic candidate Bill Owens, she withdrew from the race and endorsed her liberal Democratic opponent, rather than conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman. Thus, the Democrat candidate narrowly won the race. Newt Gingrich’s initial endorsement of Dede Scozzafava cost him whatever credibility he had left with conservatives in his own party, and with members of the TEA Party. He might as well pack it all in now and save all of us Republicans a whole lot of time and trouble arguing over the prospect of his potential candidacy!

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Newt Gingrich: The Consummate Establishment Politician

 

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 Cashing in on his Political Connections

-by Scott Rohter, November 2011

 

 

“Ambition is a tricky little animal to tame, very skillful at concealing itself from its master.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“You can fool all of the people some of the time. You can fool some of the people all of the time,
but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time!”
–Abraham Lincoln

 

No Republican candidate running in the 2012 Presidential Primary is a bigger member of the political establishment than Newt Gingrich.  He represents everything that the progressive establishment has stood for over the past thirty-two years.  He epitomizes the ‘Rockefeller wing’ of the Republican Party and just because he has not held an elected office for the last twelve years, that does not mean that he has kept his hand out of politics, or that he has been out of the loop.

During the past twelve years, Newt Gingrich has been a Washington D.C. lobbyist, and a paid political consultant, earning the ‘big bucks’ that his twenty-year career in Congress can bring him... With his knowledge of the ropes, and his personal connections to the insiders, people feel that he is worth every penny that he charges his clients!  Newt Gingrich is a career politician who has been Cashing In on His Political Connections, and his many years on Capitol Hill.  strong>Newt Gingrich is the quintessential insider, and the farthest thing from the examples laid down by our country’s founding fathers.  When George Washington retired from his long and distinguished career in public service he did not become a political lobbyist or sell his political connections and insider knowledge to the highest bidder.  George Washington got out of politics altogether, and retired to his Mt. Vernon home re he took up farming.  Somehow I can’t see Newt Gingrich getting actually down on his knees in his garden and getting his hands dirty.  The Founding Fathers thought that a career in politics wasn’t a lifetime job followed by another career cashing in on your political connections.

Let’s take a look at Newt Gingrich’s long record in public office and his lucrative career as a political consultant.  As a Congressman from Georgia’s sixth district, Newt Gingrich served twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 to 1999.  He became the House Minority Whip in 1989.  He became Speaker of the House in 1995.  That was the same year that he delivered a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in which he said, “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution… either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions.” 1 This is a direct quote from Newt Gingrich.  These are his own words!  Newt Gingrich is a fan of author Alvin Toffler, who believes that our American system of government, that was designed by the Founding Fathers, and which is protected by our Constitution, has become obsolete, and needs to be discarded, and re-designed.  According to Toffler (and Newt), “It needs to die and be replaced.”  Newt once boasted that in order to understand him, you needed to read Toffler’s books, The Third Wave, and Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave.  When Newt Gingrich became the Speaker of the House, he recommended reading Toffler’s books to all of his colleagues.  He wrote the forward to Toffler’s last book, The Politics of the Third Wave.

“The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution… either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions.”  Those are Newt’s very own words.  That sounds about as close to a regret that we have a Constitution that I have ever heard any politician say!  And those words were uttered by the sitting Speaker of the House in 1995, Newton L. Gingrich. It sounds to me like Newt Gingrich has a real problem with our Constitution!  It sounds like Mr. Gingrich thinks that our Constitution is an obstacle to overcome, or an impediment that is getting in the way, instead of the actual guarantor of our freedoms!

Newton L. Gingrich.  That’s the way that his name appears on the membership roster of the Council on Foreign Relations.  This has been a training ground for progressives in America, and a beachhead for socialism, and the ‘New World Order’ in our country since 1921.  The CFR was founded and funded by east coast bankers, primarily by J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, with help from influential Europeans, following America’s refusal to join the League of Nations in 1935. Its first mission was to condition and prepare the United States for full membership in the United NationsToday, the CFR advocates for more surrender of our national sovereignty, and the implementation of world government.  The progressive members of the CFR are globalists and internationalists.  Newt Gingrich has been a member of the CFR since 1990! 2

The Council on Foreign Relations has been instrumental in formulating most of America’s disastrous foreign policy initiatives during the past sixty-five years, since the end of WWII.  These policies have resulted in the rise of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, the rise of Communist China, the murder of millions of people by Stalin in his purges, and by Mao in his ‘Cultural Revolution’, the no-win outcome of the War in Vietnam, and the continuing stalemate in Korea!  The CFR’s policy statements are also responsible for the rather indecisive progress in the War on Terror around the world.  Every administration since Woodrow Wilson has staffed their major cabinet positions with members of the CFR, and Newt Gingrich has been right there since 1990 as one of their most articulate and distinguished members and spokespersons!  He was already a member of the CFR for five-years before he became the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  If Newt Gingrich has experienced any personal change resulting from his conversion to Catholicism, it has nothing at all to do with his long political record, and his continuing membership in the Council on Foreign Relations! 

Back in 1979 when Newt Gingrich was still a freshman Congressman from Georgia, he helped Jimmy Carter (who is also from Georgia, and also a member of the CFR) to establish the Department of Education that gave the American people Federal control over the education of their children.  In 1989 Newt Gingrich became the House Minority Whip.  In 1995, Newt became the Speaker of the House.  In 1996, under Newt’s leadership as Speaker of the House, Congress passed the largest single spending increase to date on education in U.S. History, $3.5 billion dollars: all to indoctrinate, I mean to educate our children! Remember the CFRs primary goals: conditioning and preparing.  All of this Federal money didn’t come without Federal strings attached!  Newt claims today that he believes in smaller, leaner government.  But just last year he was back to his old tricks again, touring the country with President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and Al Sharpton, promoting Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ education policies, which hand out even more Federal money and require even more Federal regulations over local school districts.  It sounds to me like the (old) dog is returning to his vomit, to paraphrase an old Biblical adage, and if we keep letting this dog loose, we are going to lose control of our children.  In 1999, Newt Gingrich resigned from office over the disastrous midterm elections, in which Republicans lost five congressional seats, the worst loss to date in U.S. history for a Party who was not in control of the WhiteHouse.  (This is not including the disastrous 2010 midterm elections for the Democrats.) At the same time Newt was involved in an extra-marital affair, and a flap over a controversial book deal.

But, Newt Gingrich can’t seem to keep his ‘mitts’ out of politics for very long.  Only for about as long as it takes to go on a Mediterranean cruise with his newest wife, Callista!  The allure of power, prestige, and money are obviously just way too strong for him.  And with the help of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the rest of the mainstream media who have kept Newt Gingrich in the public’s eye for the past twelve years, and kept his name alive, the Republican Party has managed to resurrect the disgraced former Speaker of the House, and re-package him in 2012 as a viable Presidential candidate.  That’s quite an amazing feat of political handiwork!

What do solid conservatives or libertarians say about Newt Gingrich?  The New American magazine referred to Newt in their December 7, 2009 issue as, “The Establishment’s Conservative.”  That is not a compliment!  His last freedom index score, taken in 1999 in the 105th Congress, when he was the Speaker of the House, was an abysmal 50%!  The Freedom Index is an evaluation of a Congressman’s record, based on the U.S. Constitution, and compiled by the John Birch Society, which is very good at watching for any Constitutional indiscretions!  Ed Crane, the president of the Cato Institute wrote in the November 2000 issue of Forbes magazine that, “The combined budgets of the 95 major programs that Newt’s contract with America promised to eliminate, have increased by 13%… over the years. [Since then] the Republican controlled Congress has approved discretionary spending that exceeded Bill Clinton’s requests.”  Newt Gingrich is, and always has been, a big government, profligate spender!  That is in stark contrast with his 1994 pledge in the Contract with America to lower taxes, and decrease the size of government.  Joe Farah, editor of World Net Daily, in his latest article, Newt Shows His True Colors, Again, on November 18, 2011 has also come out against Newt Gingrich.  With a political record almost as long as America’s progressive slide to socialism and big government, Newt Gingrich has been as much a part of the progressive establishment of this country as any other member of Congress, past or present!

As far as his lucrative career as a well paid Washington DC lobbyist, and political consultant, the former Speaker’s company accepted between $1.6 and 1.8 million dollars from Freddie Mac to tidy up its tarnished public image and to remarket the housing lender to a growingly skeptical Congress, even as they were going broke by making bad loans. See: Newt Shows his True Colors Again, by Joe Farah of World Net Daily. Gingrich’s firm was also paid over $300,000 by an ethanol lobby at about the same time that he was making global warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi. He wasn’t just helping Al Gore, he was actually helping himself out too! While this might not be a conflict of interest, it sure seems like a breach of the public trust, and a potential ethical violation for someone who has been in public office before, and wants to be in public office again.

Footnotes:

  1. www.westernjournalism.com.  November 18, 2011. Is Newt Gingrich a Conservative?  You Decide.
    http://www.campaignforliberty.com. Newt (World Order) Gingrich 07/07/10
  2. The New American. December 7, 2009.  Newt Gingrich the Establishment’s Conservative p. 14
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