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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Newt's Trouble - Latent Rino Virus

By A.F. Branco:  
To get rid of the New Gigrich's latent "RINO" virus, he is advised by the Doctor: "Lay off Ryan; drink some TEA; it [his small RINO horn] should fall off in a few days."

Bill Smith, Editor:  I recall when Newt was the Speaker of the House. After the initial Contract With America, I was not thereafter much impressed with his actions.

Neither were his Republican colleagues who eventually wanted him out as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Newt was considered dictatorial, self-centered and unfortunately, busy with sexual affairs while in office. After killing the Republican Revolution, instead of continuing to serve GA as their Representative, Newt resigned both as Speaker and as a representative. After leaving the US House, he wrote a lot of historical fiction. Then with what appears to have been the guidance of his present wife and her church, Newt has a complete moral makeover while he becoming a vocal provocateur of new ideas at American Solutions.

Last week he jumped in as a GOP Candidate for president via an announcement on twitter. Then this week he temporarily jumps off the conservative track to attack Paul Ryan. We then learn that he once supported with Nancy Pelosi the individual healthcare mandate. Newt recants by saying he has a slip of the tongue with regard to Ryan.

As with any candidate, the opposition goes digging and the press goes digging and now Political finds that Gingrich had the following large debt at Tiffany. Newt can spend his money any way he wishes, but his past marital affairs, poor leadership, and big spending based on debt open the doors for criticism no matter what "big" ideas he has to offer. And now, his use of "no comment" will not help any with the "rino virus" so aptly illustrated in the above cartoon.

Newt who has spoken at various large events but has not to my knowledge been the major speaker at a TEA Party. If someone knows of one of one, let me know. Also, at several large events where Newt spoke and I was present, I can't recall him ever stopping by to chat one-on-one with the conservative new media bloggers. Yes, people would run him down but unlike other speakers, he didn't hangout with the new media.

If Newt makes it through the presidential campaign process and becomes the nominee running against Barack Obama, I and others will of course support him. But, we would be a whole lot more comfortable if Newt would stop pontificating transformational ideas and remember we do not want the arrogance, attitudes, and actions of the present occupant of the White House to continue with the next president. We don't need a "know it all."  We need a trustworthy president grounded in the Constitution who is not afraid to mingle with "the People." We want our freedoms and liberties restored in all aspects of our lives. We want a president that protects our borders from daily invasion and our Country from our enemies. We want the size of government reduced by abolishing departments and agencies. We want respect given and received.

There are lots of expectations which have been created because of the present administration. Unfortunately, Newt is not presently registering well on "The People's Meter."
Politico: “Newt Gingrich, a fiscal conservative? Not when it comes to Tiffany’s. In 2005 and 2006, the former House speaker turned presidential candidate carried as much as $500,000 in debt to the premier jewelry company, according to financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress for two decades, retired in 1999. But his wife, Callista Gingrich, was employed by the House Agriculture Committee until 2007, according to public records. She listed a “revolving charge account” at Tiffany and Company in the liability section of her personal financial disclosure form for two consecutive years and indicated that it was her spouse’s debt. The liability was reported in the range of $250,001 to $500,000.When asked by POLITICO whether Gingrich has settled this debt, and why he owed between a quarter-million and a half-million dollars to a jeweler, Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s spokesman, declined to comment. ‘No comment,’ he said in an email.”

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Anonymous Atom Ant said...

‎"Ryancare" is an extremely bad idea. The Republicans will lose next election and we may have Speaker Pelosi and 4 more years of Obama if it is rammed through like Newt warned.... Giving those over 55 one plan and those under 55 another will likely cause violent riots in the streets by the younger generation.... Ask anyone over 55 if they want their Medicare changed and you will get a resounding NO. So why would anyone thing under 55 people would gladly accept it?

Blogger Bill Smith said...

Not sure why you are labeling this Ryancare. And it is not an "extremely bad idea" - agree it is and idea and it came from House Republicans and not Republicans elitist and the Liberals. Unlike others in the past, Ryan has not worked in a vacuum.

No one would be "giving" people over 55 one plan. They would be "allowed to keep" being covered by the existing plan that has already siphoned off their money in an elaborate ponzi scheme for so many years.

In fact, retired military are now tied to this same program instead of having their medical coverage paid for by the military as in previous years. When a military retiree turns 65, the government found away to abandon its promise of "free care" for life offered to career military veterans during and before the Vietnam era if they would only stay in the service and live until retirement. These vets are now forced onto Medicare Part A and B (which they pay for) under a euphemism called "TRICare For Life." Consider the fact that when a person was drafted during the Vietnam war - they were paid $72/mo which was far below the national wage rate and was the same amount paid at the end of WWI, The military were encouraged to reenlist with a promise if they lived, and were allowed to stay in the military to the point of retirement from the military, they and their families would get "free" medical care for life. Guess what: The Govt' changed the plan.

As for the discussion and potential plan by the House, a majority of those under 55 should welcome being allowed to escape this Ponzi scheme and don't forget medicaid will continue to exist in some form for the poor. Besides there cannot be a one format/plan that fits everyone. The Ponzi scheme is broke. While the US Govt owes it to those over say 55 (at some designated date in the future) to cover the debt the Govt created and the money they used [stole] via the ponzi scheme, the Gov't and the people do not need to continue the ponzi scheme forever.

Blogger Bill Smith said...

While curiosity is said to kill the cat, Arrogance and "Know It All" may kill the chances for Gingrich. Smart man, lots of ideas, maybe an organizer, talks about leadership like s professor but he has proven in the past that he was not a leader. I could accept even that because a citizen president is often not a leader but they should never - as the current incumbent is doing - dictate to Congress or its members.


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