Skip to comments.Gingrich is a perverse product of political system
Posted on 01/13/2012 1:49:07 PM PST by indianrightwinger
Gingrich is a perverse product of political system
byTimothy P. Carney Senior Political Columnist posted January 11, 2012 at3:26pm with26 Comments
One reason to deplore our corrupt revolving-door politics and crony-corporatist economy is that it has produced a man like Newt Gingrich.
Through his defenses of his pro-corporate welfare lobbying efforts and his facile attacks on Mitt Romney's profits, Gingrich has emerged this election as an enemy of the free market -- an unlikely distinction for a member of the Republican Party, which is supposed to stand for the free market. The pious preachments of liberal college professors, the foolhardy machinations of liberal central planners, and the even the greedy public-policy profiteering of subsidy-suckling CEOs and regulatory robber barons are all less harmful to economic liberty than the insidious and Orwellian campaign by the former speaker.
Gingrich, both himself and through a superPAC technically separate from his campaign, has attacked Romney's lucrative career at Bain Capital. This is not automatically unconservative. There is nothing sacrosanct about making money, and defenders of the free market certainly aren't obligated to side with finance, as the bailouts reminded us. But the Gingrich video doesn't hit Romney for chasing bailouts or subsidies, for using eminent domain, or any sort of cronyism. Gingrich is attacking Romney for trying "to reap massive rewards for himself and for his investors."
The knocks on Romney in Gingrich's video are that Bain Capital "took foreign seed money," and that the struggling firms Romney tried to save laid off workers. The Gingrich narrative -- that Romney made money by laying off good working men and women -- is breathtakingly simplistic, the sort of thing you expect from an Upton Sinclair or a Dennis Kucinich.
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He imploded after being given a 2nd chance and he deserves to be forgotten about. Same with Perry. They are both liars and showed their true colors. “Win at any cost.” I am thankful and still have hope in American Conservatives who now seem to be uniting and ready to support the less than perfect Romney.
And Obama and the Dems fear him more than any other candidate.
He’s nothing of the sort. He’s a brilliant man who got his feelings hurt and seems to have lost his perspective...TEMPORARILY. I’m praying he’ll get it together. Romney is no more corrupt for his years at Bain Capital than Newt is for his business dealings and at some point, hopefully before its too late, he’ll go back to showing why he’s the best man to lead the country.
You’re really looking to go out with a bang, aren’t you?
“.....who now seem to be uniting and ready to support the less than perfect Romney.”
Blah, blah, blah.... you are now a Romney supporter.... sick.
GO NEWT GO......
>>>Youre really looking to go out with a bang, arent you?>>>
I don’t really know what you mean with this comment? Is it supposed to be some kind of threat?
Since Nov 5, 2008
So to be clear, are you a Romney supporter?????
If so.... IBTZ.
You do know supporting milquetoast losers like Romney is a ZOT-able offense, yeah?
Seriously, I dunno why you’re so enamored with Romney all of a sudden. I’ve listened to his speecheshe’s all talking points and empty rhetoric, never says anything of value nor presents any real ideas.
He will lose in a landslide to Obama, because he’s indelibly weak and phony.
Another of the 2008 sign-ons who came originally to trash Sarah so she could not challenge Milt for 2012. we have seen several of thse deceivers zotted. I expect this one will not last much longer.
I sent up a smoke signal. ;>)
Obama and Mitt, two marxist debating each other...how boring.
“The Gingrich narrative — that Romney made money by laying off good working men and women ...” Happens to be true, sparky. Milt Romiiny is a lying scumbag and his stealth supporters at FR get the zot regularly. Want the lightening?
Newt Gingrich is a Reagan Conservative with many accomplishments and the best qualified of all the candidates to be POTUS and Commander in Chief
Mega Dittos JN.
Oooops! Another “Get on the Romney train” since he’s the winner with his 12 delegates!
Geez, JNRoberts! IBTZ!
TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY!
NO ROMNEY! NO WAY!
NOT AT FREE REPUBLIC!
Since Oct 6, 2008
So you are a Romney supporter too?
Carney’s work has appeared on LewRockwell.com. “Nuff said.
Suicides are always ugly.
And the Dems are PRAYING it's Romney.
I’m guessing so...similar posts from MM last night.
Very well said, Deb.
I for one hope Newt regains his composure, now that
he’s “gone on record” sounding like he’s working for Team Obama (to the ears of many).
His current political rhetoric certainly sounds like a naked populist appeal
for swing votes, Independents, and/or whatever established or just-forming constituencies are out there waiting to be plucked for use in Primaries or the General Election.
As far as “Newt is the only one who could devastate Obama in a debate”-—I can understand those who think that and would like to see that, but I have NO reason to believe that Obama on his own is ANY kind of debater. Obama is merely speaking-to-the-choir glib-—he addresses the nation as if he had a 90% mandate continually spoiled by a recalcitrant,dangerously ready-to-riot 10%.
Of course, the percentages are always provisionally at least
50%/50%, quickly working their way toward 75%/25%, but that doesn’t faze him, nor does he even acknowledge it.
He doesn’t know how to do anything else—he’s in his own fantasyland, completely “outside” traditional political procedures and
Oh, I forgot to include this in my last post:
GO NEWT GO.....
Yes, it is enough said, and thank you for the information!
Mittbot MEGA ZOT!!
To be added or removed from the Viking Kitty/ZOT Ping List, FReepmail Darkwing104 or 50mm.
JNRoberts = MIT-BOT ZOT!
I know that it is late in the day on a Winter Friday, but isn't it a little early to be started on the booze?
You’re right, Obama can’t debate. In his responses to Hillary, he just ran words together in a soothing tone and said nothing. She must have been hugely frustrated. My favorite response was when the whole big issue of licenses for illegals came up and Hillary went into a lengthy rant about how wrong it was and she’ll NEVER grant them. Obama just said, “I will” and nothing was ever made of it.
And another big government pushing RINO bytes the dust:
Did you check her posting history?
Missed it! Darn!
So, you’re a Newtbot?
“Go Newt!” away.
I’m not anyone’s bot, but I am hoping and praying Newt Gingrich first stops Romney and then whacks the Marxist right out of the White House.
If you’re implying that Newt can debate, I remember a debate he had with Bill Clinton in which Newt did so badly that Clinton actually looked Presidential for the first time since the 1994 election.
First he needs to whack the marxism out of his own soul.
Newt in 2012!
Give it a rest. I don’t know when your fantasy debate between Newt and Clinton happened, but he’s done pretty well so far.
WHY would the Speaker debate the President?
“Mega Dittos JN.”
So Mountain Mary, I’ll ask again.
DO YOU SUPPORT ROMNEY??
It’s a fair question.
BTW.... Romney supporting JN isn’t here anymore.
“I'd suggest that we all stop trying to tear down the other conservative candidates in the race and instead concentrate on trying to build up our own personal favorites.”
Concentrate on your favorite and build them up rather than attacking Newt and his supporters. Unless, your favorite is Romney, in that case post away and get banned. HA
ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!!
Go NEWT !!