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Newt Is the Problem
National Review ^ | December 12, 2011 | Avril Roy

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 Gingrich’s rise to the top of the GOP polls is fueled, in part, by Republicans’ mistrust of Mitt Romney. Romney’s 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, it’s not clear what would be worse for the cause of entitlement reform: Newt’s losing to Obama or Newt’s beating him.

“I wouldn’t 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 doesn’t 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 we’re not going to give a $500 child tax credit to people who don’t have tax liabilities,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) to National Review’s Brian Bolduc. “On Wednesday, he’d 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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To: 1010RD

Obviously he was referring to Christians and government in general.

81 posted on 12/12/2011 8:44:53 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: heiss
I suggest you investigate his plans in depth. The review boards are the last step. There is no "comprehensive immigration reform" it's step by step, bill by bill, because he knows the People don't and shouldn't trust the Feds.

It starts with securing the border (by Jan 2014) and enforcing laws against employers, making deportation easier and so forth. After all of that is done, after waves of deportation and self-deportation, those stragglers left behind with very long, deep community ties might get a reprieve from their local board.

82 posted on 12/12/2011 9:44:19 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Steelfish
Called Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity, the boldest set of entitlement reforms as "right-wing social engineering"!!!!!

Actually Newt called the one-size-fits-all scheme "right wing social engineering" because it had no flexibility, offered no alternatives to pick from, offered no choices to the People.

83 posted on 12/12/2011 9:47:36 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: editor-surveyor; Steelfish

Although Newt is not a true conservative, I wouldn’t quite call him Establishment, either. A lot of times he can be made their tool (like so many of our Republicans), but they cannot trust him. The man is not might first (or second, or third) choice. I don’t like the Toffler stuff at all. I do believe that a Gingrich nomination would not pre-empt or destroy the conservative movement in the way a Romney nomination would.

He could ne surprisingly good, or shockingly awful, but in either event better than Romney or Obama.

84 posted on 12/13/2011 3:41:07 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Noot is a serious loose cannon.

You have no idea how he will betray us; the only sure thing is that he will again betray us if he is foolishly put in office.

85 posted on 12/13/2011 8:13:37 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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