The REAL Gingrich Shows Up

Posted By on May 16, 2011

After announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidential election of 2012, the bombastic, controversial and – yes – very intelligent Newt Gingrich has revealed his true nature during an interview on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, May 16th. Today, Mr. Gingrich and his campaign have been working overtime attempting to put his highly offensive words in a better light. Yet, in spite of these efforts it is impossible to put his words in a context which would appease the Republican leadership of the House and Senate, Rep. Ryan and the growing grassroots conservative movements of the Tea Parties and 9-12 Groups. Mr. Gingrich has exposed his true nature, that of a big government bureaucrat, tax and spend RINO.

Before I proceed further let’s look at his words from the transcripts found online on “Meet the Press” website (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43022759/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/t/meet-press-transcript-may/).

I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering.  I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.  I think we need a national conversation to get to a better Medicare system…

I, I think that, I think, I think that that is too big a jump.  I think what you want to have is a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions, better options, not one where you suddenly impose upon the–I don’t want to–I’m against Obamacare, which is imposing radical change, and I would be against a conservative imposing radical change.

REP. GINGRICH:  Well, I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay–help pay for health care.  And, and I think that there are ways to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy.  I’ve said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond

MR. GREGORY:  Mm-hmm.

REP. GINGRICH:  …or in some way you indicate you’re going to be held accountable.

MR. GREGORY:  But that is the individual mandate, is it not?

REP. GINGRICH:  It’s a variation on it. (Emphases added)

Mr. Gingrich has apparently not even read the proposal by Representative Ryan, otherwise he would not have made such inflammatory comments. If these words were not a call for a federal mandate, then I don’t know what is. It is NOT the federal government’s responsibility, nor authority to hold me, or any citizen, accountable for whether or not I have health insurance. It is NOT within the purview of the federal government to make me responsible to pay for the health care of another citizen. Now, if I choose to through charitable gifts, THAT is another story.

But, let’s look deeper at his comments. He initiated his answer with the sentence, “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering.” He directly associates the efforts of the duly elected Republican majority, who incidentally won a more historically impressive win than the won led by him in 1994. The representatives are quite simply responding to the voices of their constituents; voices raised clearly and loudly during the 2010 election cycle. the American public is fed up with the big government social engineering practiced by BOTH parties over the past 70 to 80 years. The American voters are calling for a return to a more fiscally responsible government, one which not only provides lip service to the Constitution, but couples their voice with their actions.

Mr. Gingrich fronted a “Contract With America” during the elections of 1994. We don’t want another meaningless contract, full of empty promises and unfulfilled tasks. We want the federal government to abide by THE existing contract, THE compact which establishes, authorizes and empowers the federal government, and that is THE US Constitution.

Our nation is in a critical situation at this time that is the result of years of over-spending, over-taxing and over-regulating. If I were to use a medical analogy, when a patient arrives at a hospital emergency room with severe, life threatening injuries, the medical staff is often forced to undertake radical actions to save that patient’s life. They don’t take a lot of time engaging in a staff-wide discussion on which action to take, on whether or not the limb might be, should be or can be saved when it is apparent the injuries to that leg cannot be repaired and are endangering the very life they are trying to save. In a similar manner, our nation is confronted with severe life threatening issues, and these issues now require radical measures to save the nation. We are on the brink of a national catastrophe, and now we must undertake actions which will alter the nation’s direction.

Mr. Gingrich is a demagogue, a career politician, a RINO, a big government bureaucrat, and NOT a viable candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidential Election of 2012.

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One Response to “The REAL Gingrich Shows Up”

  1. Lou S says:

    Mile High greetings from Denver, David!

    From your article:REP. GINGRICH: “Well, I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay–help pay for health care. And, and I think that there are ways to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy.”

    What a revealing, tell-tale statement.
    Was he unaware what he was saying?
    Or is he not as intelligent as advertised?
    Or does he suffer from “foot in mouth” disease.

    In any case, his & his supporters’ efforts to extract him from that one will be entertaining.

    I challenge you to find a valid example of a more oxymoronic, political double-speak statement – the guy is a master of somehow thinking the public neither pay attention nor are not stupid. (Is that a permissible double-negative?)
    His record clearly demonstrates that he is not at all a conservative, but a neo-con of the worst order.

    “The New American” did an article on that some time ago.

    Best, -Lou

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