Man behind the mask: Newt Gingrich
A real question of policy. And a real question of values. And a real question of seriousness.
Foreign Policy and Global Warming (Policy):
"Palestinians are an invented
people." - Newt
- Foreign Policy and Global Warming (Policy)
- Mo money Mo problems (Values)
- The embarrassment to the GOP (Seriousness)
One of the biggest issues that stand out to me when I look at Gingrich is his tough stance on foreign policy. Of course, this is nothing new. Both
Bachman (before she dropped out of the race) and Santorum love to wave the war flag. Afterall, we need to protect Israel's interests above even our
own and even while Israel tells us they don't want or need our help
Makes sense. But it seems that most politians like to send our kids off to war while they sit on their rear end making (or stealing) millions. This
wouldn't be so bad if Newt was former military and actually believed that war solved problems, but what did Newt do when his country called him to
service? It would seem that he
"Continuing to bash Newt Gingrich as a “serial hypocrite,” Texas Rep. Ron Paul is now pointing out that despite the former House speaker’s tough
stance on foreign policy, he avoided the draft during the Vietnam War."
See Paul makes a valid point. For Newt to act as if it's okay to send our kids off to a war that the American people don't even want, while he decided
that his own life was more important than his county in the 60s, is the definition of hypocrisy. That's not to say that Obama is any better, but
atleast there isn't a record of the man actively cowering in the shadows. Again, nothing new when it comes to modern politics. But let's try to keep
the warmongering to those that know what it's like to fight in an actual war. I know it's hard Newt. These "invented" people are everywhere.
dumbest single thing I’ve done recently" - Newt
There could and should be a long debate on how or if man made global warming is actually taking place. That is not what this thread is about though. I
personally believe that the entire argument, atleast when it comes to the man made
part, is a complete scam. Your opinion may be different.
Regardless, the point is Newt doesn't exactly agree with... himself.
: "… we do agree our country must take action to address
climate change. If enough of us demand action from our leaders, we can spark the innovation that we need."
: "I think
that I don’t know, but I do know that I am opposed to cap and trade and I am opposed to any kind of massive government response. I think there is no
evidence that justifies a large government centralized response of any kind right now."
So which is it Newt? Maybe we should support mad scientists instead?
Geoengineering as descibed by Prison
"Geoengineering is a product of the harebrained and potentially catastrophic scientific fringe which posits that using airliners to dump huge amounts
of sulphur into the atmosphere, injecting the oceans with nitrogen, and parking giant spaceships above the earth to block out the sun, is necessary to
avert global warming."
That doesn't sound too good. What do you think Newt?
“Geo-engineering holds forth the promise of addressing global warming concerns for just a few billion dollars a year”
But I thought you are opposed to any kind of massive government response?
“We would have an option to address global warming by rewarding scientific innovation. Bring on American ingenuity. Stop the green pig.”
Mo money Mo problems (Values)
]You know and I know that she’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president.” - Newt
I like the spin that makes Newt out to be some sort of champion for family values when, in reality, he is a complete scumbag. If the above quote or
being married three times wasn't enough, how about
handing his wife divorce
while she's laid up in a hospital bed after having a tumor removed? Or...
Cheating on the woman as she was dying of
"Let's remember, Newt famously dumped wife #1 for wife #2 while wife #1 was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery. As in literally went to
the hospital to present her with divorce papers while she was recovering from surgery for uterine cancer."
Cheating on the second woman as she was diagnosed with
"He eventually dumped wife #2 for wife #3 shortly after wife #2 was diagnosed with MS back in 1999. And he was having the affair on wife #2 with wife
#3 while he was turning the country upside down trying to drive Bill Clinton from office over his affair with Monica Lewinsky."
Refusing to pay child support
"Shortly after that infamous encounter, Gingrich refused to pay his alimony and child-support payments. The First Baptist Church in his hometown had
to take up a collection to support the family Gingrich had deserted."
So it seems that "till death do us part" really only means "till you get sick and have kids that I dont want to pay for". Classy Newt. Classy.
If you want to put people in
jail, you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd." - Newt
I wonder, what would you do for 1.6 million? More importantly, what would you have
to do for 1.6 million? For Newt? Not so much it seems. As
Newt sat in his chair throwing prison sentences out, he forgot to mention that he was basically
handed 1.6 million by
. His explanation was that he “offered them advice on precisely what they didn’t do”. How much is your advice
edit on 6-1-2012 by Tesclo because: (no reason given)