Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist, plain and simple
Posted on 11/20/2011 6:56:38 PM PST by Fred
When Newt Gingrich says he never lobbied, he's not telling the truth.
When he was a paid consultant for the drug-industry's lobby group, Gingrich worked hard to persuade Republican congressmen to vote for the Medicare drug subsidy that the industry favored. To deny Gingrich was a lobbyist requires an Obama-like word parsing over who is and who isn't a lobbyist.
Gingrich stated last week on Fox News, "I do no lobbying of any kind. I never have. A very important point to make. I have never done lobbying of any kind."
But the facts contradict that claim.
First of all, we know that Gingrich has been paid by drug companies and by the drug lobby, notably during the Medicare drug debate. A former employee of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, (the main industry lobby) told me Gingrich was being paid by someone in the industry at the time. A spokeswoman for Gingrich's health care consulting firm, Center for Health Transformation, told me that drug companies have been CHT clients.
(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...
Was Herman Cain ever a lobbyist?
That makes him part of the problem.
And Obama was a communist muslim kenyan homosxual drug-using community organizer ....
It is appearing increasingly likely that once out of government, Newt’s influence could be bought by the highest bidder. It explains his seemingly out of character forays into progressive policies like prescription drug coverage, fannie and freddie, and global warming, but it does nothing to reassure conservatives who may be considering him for President. Will he be able to bought in the Oval Office too?
Mitt, is that you?
Mitt would not attack Newt they are twins.
Didn’t read the article, Fred, but wasn’t Gingrich the one who brought the Fed. Dept. of Education into being? And there went the schools! He is definitely a Washington insider no matter what he did. Another self serving career politician cozy with the establishment. No thank you.
So is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ coming back to earth, either to rapture us up or to run as the GOP candidate next year?
If not, we’re assured another four years of the Bamster, thanks to people here trashing each and every one of the candiates in the race.
The Dept. of Education was Carter’s gift to us.
Yes, of course he did...
He also invented the IRS, and took us off the gold standard. Of course, that was after he invented the New Deal...
Are you asking an honest question or making a ‘CAIN was never a Lobbyist” remark?
Either way, the answer is “Why yes he was.”
“From 1996, when he left the pizza company, until 1999, Mr. Cain ran the National Restaurant Association, a once-sleepy trade group that he transformed into a lobbying powerhouse”
I do not have a problem with lobbyists. Some are needed.
IT IS NEWT WHO DENIES HE IS A LOBBYIST....HE IS THE ONE RUNNING FROM THE TITLE....
Newt has not been what I would consider to be a lobbyist. but even if he was - so what?
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