Skip to comments.Newt Is the Problem
Posted on 12/12/2011 6:28:46 PM PST by Steelfish
DECEMBER 12, 2011 Newt Is the Problem On health-care entitlements, Newt has moved left.
Newt Gingrichs rise to the top of the GOP polls is fueled, in part, by Republicans mistrust of Mitt Romney. Romneys signature Massachusetts health-care law, the model for Obamacare, leads many to wonder whether Romney can challenge the president on this most important domestic issue.
But any conservative who opposes Romney because of Romneycare should oppose Gingrich with thrice the intensity: Newt Gingrich is one of the principal abettors of the exploding health-care entitlement state we face today. Indeed, its not clear what would be worse for the cause of entitlement reform: Newts losing to Obama or Newts beating him.
I wouldnt switch my positions for political reasons, Gingrich recently told a South Carolina radio station, in an apparent attempt to draw a contrast between himself and Romney. And perhaps Newt is right. He doesnt change positions out of a considered desire to attune himself to public sentiment. Apparently he changes positions based on what he had for breakfast that morning.
On Monday, we would say were not going to give a $500 child tax credit to people who dont have tax liabilities, said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) to National Reviews Brian Bolduc. On Wednesday, hed meet with President Clinton, and that position would change. Newt has displayed egregious unreliability on the issues with the highest stakes.
As Bolduc recounts from the memoir of former speaker Denny Hastert (R., Ill.), In May 1997 . . . Newt declared the GOP willing to separate tax cuts from other items in a balanced-budget deal that we were negotiating with Bill Clinton. That was news to us and represented a huge change in policy in less than twenty-four hours.
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Bachmann 2012!!!!! Santorum as VP.
at least Newt is supporting legalizing illegals (who apparently are law-abiding citizens). That sure is bold.
Not if Newt is unelectable.
Can’t we just re-elect Obama, just so we can get along?
When NR-types endorse the enabler of Romney-care, I find ALL of these types of arguments disingenuous. Come out for Perry or Bachmann. But if we must have a big government guy, I’ll take Newt over Romney, if that’s all that’s on the menu.
Newt never attendd a NARAL fund-raiser, not even in his Rockefeller Republican days.
Yes, he is the problem for the FRantic Newt-Bashers here, who refuse identify their favorite candidate (Paul?)
It doesn't seem to hurt him in urban settings but it sets off alarm bells in flyover country.
Of course he is electable. That’s a primary reason he’s the frontrunner.
You nailed it.
All these concerned stealth Paul butters are
Playing the Non stop trashing again .
Ron Paul the Jew hating 9-11 truther -Blame America for 9-11 vile crazy.
Yes a different name for amnesty but still the same act. Newt supports amnesty but you are free to make up any flowery name you wish.
Gingrich is no more unelectable than Romney. There, simply, is no right or wrong position regarding anyone’s choice of candidate. I know that there are legions of partisans desirous of influencing our choiices in this regard but it’s all Bullshit! Of relevance is the piss-poor performance of that bumbling marxist in the Whitehouse vis a vis our liberty and and our economic well-being. Any of the Republicans contesting for the Presidency could beat an abject failure, the likes of which we have never seen! Let’s get freakin’ real!
Am wondering if Soros has ownership of National Review all of a sudden.
Nah. They do have an inordinate number of writers in the tank for Mitty though.
I’m not a Newt fan and am sorry it’s come down to him or Romney, but I’ll get behind Newt anyday over Romney... Just don’t ask me to be happy about it. BTW, I’m not a Ron Paul supporter.
"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws."-- Noah Webster
Agree- but Newt is establishment too. Read the full article.
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