By Ralph Forbes
Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is much nastier than the Grinch of children’s storybook fame, who only disguised himself as Santa to ruin Christmas. Gingrich is a moral leper who fleeced taxpayers for millions of dollars and wants to start World War III by attacking Iran.
Gingrich has been naughty not nice, so we’re making a list and checking it twice.
For helping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac destroy the economy, costing millions of Americans their jobs and homes, “The GinGrinch” was paid $1.6 million to oppose those who wanted to stop these taxpayer-guaranteed loans. On April 24, 2007—just before the collapse—Gingrich said: “I think conservatives should embrace and want to extend (these sub-prime loans) as widely as possible.” In 2008, three-quarters of all home loans in the U.S. were guaranteed by taxpayers through Freddie Mac.
Gingrich also supported bailing out Wall Street, but later lied about it, saying: “I’m not for bailing them out. In fact, I’m for breaking them up.” Actually, Gingrich did support the $700 billion taxpayer “TARP” bailout—of which $150 billion went to Freddie Mac and friends.
Gingrich then lied about forcing you to buy from healthcare corporations that bribe Congress. He claimed he only supported the mandate in 1993, as an alternative to “Hillarycare.” Yet as recently as 2007, Gingrich wrote this: “Congress must do more, including passing legislation to . . . require anyone who earns more than $50,000 a year to purchase health insurance. . . .” Gingrich got big bucks from Big Pharma.
Gingrich denies he supported Obama’s skyrocketing energy cost cap-and-trade swindle. But Gingrich wrote: “I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system . . . and if you have a tax incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a package there that’s very, very good. And frankly it’s something I would strongly support.”
Gingrich swears he is not a lobbyist. The mainstream media lets him get away with lying about it.
If Gingrich gets in the White House, he will turn the country into a coast-to-coast real-life nightmare a la Frank Capra’s vision of Pottersville, the fictional alternative reality in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.
As for me, all I want for Christmas is for Gingrich and all the neocons to volunteer for the frontlines in Afghanistan and all the other countries they want America to attack. I want someone like Ron Paul to win the White House and bring America’s sons and daughters safely home. I want to solve our money problems by getting rid of the banksters’ privately owned Federal Reserve.
That’s not too much to ask, is it?