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Gingrich coming to Spencer

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be bringing his presidential campaign bus tour to La Chiesa for a meet and greet from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to his website. The event marks Gingrich's first Spencer stop in advance of the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucus.


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Ya sole ( Go Ron Go )

-- Posted by BRUSHPILE on Tue, Dec 27, 2011, at 5:45 PM

Go Newt Go

-- Posted by mgu42 on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 7:46 AM

Good to hear that Newt will visit Clay County. He as the experience, wisdom and ideas that will rescue our failing nation from big government, Chicago style politics implemented by Pres Obama.

-- Posted by Comanche Alum on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 8:53 AM

When considering Newt, consider these facts and how they reconcile (or not) with values people want in a leader, whether they be conservative or liberal.

Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Speaker Gingrich during his term. After extensive investigation and negotiation by the House Ethics Committee, Gingrich was sanctioned US$300,000 by a 395-28 House vote. It was the first time in history a speaker was disciplined for ethical wrongdoing.

Republicans lost five seats in the House in the 1998 elections--the worst midterm performance in 64 years for a party that didn't hold the presidency. Polls showed that Gingrich and the Republican Party's attempt to remove President Clinton from office was deeply unpopular among voters.[70] Gingrich suffered much of the blame for the election loss. Facing a rebellion in the Republican caucus, he announced on November 5, 1998 that he would not only stand down as Speaker, but would leave the House as well.

Between 2001 and 2010, Gingrich consulted for Freddie Mac, a government-sponsored secondary home mortgage company, which was concerned about new regulations under consideration by Congress. Regarding payments of $1.6 million for the consulting,[94] Gingrich said that "Freddie Mac paid Gingrich Group, which has a number of employees and a number of offices a consulting fee, just like you would pay any other consulting firm."

He's had two affairs during his three marriages.

-- Posted by helped_myself on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 11:45 AM

Just another cartoon character from the Republican clown-show of presidential wannabees.

-- Posted by rarams on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 12:26 PM

H_M, I love how your facts turn into your beliefs. You listed 2 actual facts that I can see, the sanctions $ figure and the amount he was paid by Freddie Mac. The rest of your ramblings are strictly your conjectures and thoughts. If I relied on them to make my decision about anything, I would be pennyless, homeless, and hungery, but if you had your way, and you have for the last few decades, that would be OK because the governement would just take care of me anyway!!

As for your facts, it seems to me, if he was coloring outside the lines he got caught and paid the price, monetarily and career wise by stepping down, wish more would follow his lead! The Freddie Mac issue kills me. Under Democratic oversight he was CONTRACTED to do a job, whatever that job was consulting or lobbying and he did it, why wouldn't he get paid? Even if he was a lobbyist for them, I compare that to the idea that a lawyer only takes clients he believes are innocent, hell no they don't. They are hired to do a job to the best of their abilty and in return they get PAID FOR THEIR WORK!! I know it is a tough concept, working leads to pay but it does exist, even with Democrats watching and overseeing everything.

When will people figure out that you shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glass house. What about Tim Geithner, a tax fraud that now controls the IRS? What about Charlie Rangle, Mr. Holier than Thou taking money he wasn't supposed to and living large while the people that he "fights" for can't figure out that they are just stepping stones for him? This guy has been implicated more times than the years he has been in office, and that's a lot, but yet he still hasn't been sanctioned or stepped down because people might think it is another case of "the Man keeping him down" and the media loves that spin. Of course this is just a couple, the list of idiots is a mile long on both sides.

It is obvious neither side choses their candidates on perfection because no one is, even you H_M, I know that is a hard pill to swallow.

The difference between you and I is, I don't want to have to rely on any of these guys, from either party. When you give any of them the amount of power that this nation has given this Federal government and then rely on them to police themselves, you put them above the law and the rest of us, which isn't how it should be.

Republicans are always painted as the elitist jerks, and the Dems as the ones who care. This is funny to me, because I know I am not better than anyone else, so why should I or my party tell you or anyone else that one person has too much and that I know what I am doing so I am going to take some of yours and give it to someone that doesn't. This goes for money, property, and rights and is the basis for freedom. Even if your intention is good, when you take from one to give to another, you are taking away from someone else's freedom and that is wrong! If I want to give it to him/her, that is fine, it is called charity. But if you decide who and what I give, that is theft of my liberty and freedom, who gave you or anyone that right?

-- Posted by BitOfCommonSense on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 12:32 PM

P.S. I am not a Newt voter either. Just expressing the view I see not from either side of the isle but the view from a pissed off American with BOTH parties and their pompous attitudes to the rest of us. When the gov't run by both both parties racks up spending over 20% of our GDP, their is a problem with all of them in office!!

-- Posted by BitOfCommonSense on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 12:39 PM

Values? hhmmm....sitting in the pew of a church led by Rev Jeremiah Wright for 20 years listening to the Anti-American, racist, hateful rhetoric would make anyone question a person's values. Enjoy the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh7xMhsLn...

-- Posted by Comanche Alum on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 12:46 PM

Excuse me, but I thought the topic was considering Newt for president, not about anyone else, the political parties in general, the role of government, inaccurate assumptions about me, etc.

As for the facts I listed, they are what they are. I got them from Wikipedia, they are not my words, other than the summary of the affairs and marriages. I didn't express an opinion or speculate on them, just merely suggested they be considered.

If your comments are your justification for supporting or not supporting him, that's fine. I'll stick to considering facts about a candidate, and only the candidate, weighing the good/bad, in determining who I support.

-- Posted by helped_myself on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 1:13 PM

"Republicans lost five seats in the House in the 1998 elections--the worst midterm performance in 64 years for a party that didn't hold the presidency. Polls showed that Gingrich and the Republican Party's attempt to remove President Clinton from office was deeply unpopular among voters.[70] Gingrich suffered much of the blame for the election loss. Facing a rebellion in the Republican caucus, he announced on November 5, 1998 that he would not only stand down as Speaker, but would leave the House as well." If that is not your words and opinion then don't present them that way. Aside from the specific details of the last time a party lost seats, the rest is the opinion of someone based on the poll they chose to refer to and then their opinion as to who blamed who and why he stepped down.

You said you were presenting facts and what I was saying was you weren't, you now acknowledge you were just regergitating someone else's ideas (wikipedia).

I was also speaking out about your consitent backing of the the left, many times with no factual basis or opinion of your own but others' words. The reason my post evolved into a post with regards to both parties in general was bacause you stated and I quote "consider these facts and how they reconcile (or not) with values people want in a leader, whether they be conservative or liberal." You were passively/aggresively bashing one candidate and implying your candidate Obama (cause there is nothing else running) is a better choice. This is supported with this post and by previous ones you have made.

After 3 years of an individual who, for the only reason he was elected was because he hadn't done anything prior to office which eliminates the chance for him to do anything bad or unethical unless you consider how many times he didn't even bother voting while in Congress, it has become obvious why he hadn't done anything yet, he doesn't have a clue on how to lead or do anything substantial.

And yes, these are all my opinions, but even when you use the polls done by the liberal leaning media outlets, not only a majority of people but and overwhelming majority of people are as sick and tired and pissed off as I am with the people that have been put into lead. The scary thing is the diehard Left still believe the way to get out of this or any mess is through gov't. Now you tell me how that is intune with what the people of this country, our country want.

-- Posted by BitOfCommonSense on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 2:00 PM

Yawn. Who wants to listen to a narcissistic establishment shill psychotically ramble on about his "ideas" on how we can further slide down the razor blade of national decline unless we accept his statist, big government, bloodthirsty warmongering and "solutions." Even Obama can't compete for biggest hack against Gingrich.

-- Posted by jlees on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 2:22 PM

What were not facts? And please provide documentation that they aren't.

I do support progressive ideas more than conservative ideas. But it's quite a stretch to twist my original neutral post into something else. Perhaps you could show us how to post unbiased comments?

-- Posted by helped_myself on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 3:46 PM

How can people forget the trouble Newt got into so many years ago?? I was much younger and do not recall every thing and do not want to set myself up to be scrutinized by those who feel they know everything and start arguments in this small town paper comment section and feel they are changing the world. Look it up if you feel so inclined, but do remember Newt was in trouble for many problems, and then he comes back all forgiven and sparkling clean??? Anyone who had to leave public office under any amount of turmoil should not be running for president--and should not be one of the front-runners. Please let us not forget past offenses, they will return.

Oh, and please never rely on Wikipedia for anything called facts, anyone can post anything on there and call it fact until someone proves it wrong and has it removed. In college Wikipedia is never allowed as a factual site for research.

-- Posted by army-mom on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 9:53 PM

Gingrich has had his 15 minutes of fame and now his past is catching up with him, as it should. Rick Santorum would be my pick but I suspect Romney will eventually be the nominee.

-- Posted by Dennis the Menace on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 10:32 PM

He is not presidential material -- he is hypocritical and unethical.

-- Posted by communicate on Thu, Dec 29, 2011, at 6:29 PM


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