In the shock poll of the day, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has pulled into a statistical tie with Mitt Romney in the former Massachusetts governor’s backyard, New Hampshire.
Jonathan Weisman of the Wall St. Journal reports, Nov. 18, 2011, that the poll of likely Republican primary voters by Magellan Strategies for the online New Hampshire Journal shows Romney with 29% support, Gingrich 27%, Ron Paul 16%, and Herman Cain at 10%.
This is the same Newt Gingrich whose campaign was falling apart in June, because of the mass resignations of his senior staff.
While Newt is undoubtedly knowledgeable and articulate, I find him worrisome for a number of reasons:
1. Newt Gingrich is not a conservative
2. Newt Gingrich is a New World Order man, part of the Council on Foreign Relations/occultic Bohemian Grove/Freemasonry power nexus.
But he denies he’s one.
In February 2010, at a speech Newt was giving before Claremont Colleges in Southern California, he was directly asked by Martin Hill (of the LA County Libertarian Examiner) about his involvement in those organizations. Here’s Hill’s account:
“Near the end of questioning, a young woman asked Newt about a quote attributed to him in which he had stated that he ‘is not a citizen of the world‘.
He replied emphatically by stating that, although his words were controversial among some in his office, our rights as Americans come from a Creator and that ‘there is no world government’. This view, though correct, is odd and seemingly disingenuous coming from Gingrich, an admitted member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a group whose known goal is the establishment of a world government. [...]
At the end of the event after approximately one hundred people had lined up for a book signing, Gingrich’s previous remarks regarding world government served as a perfect transition for questions about the “new world order”. After he signed the program at my request with the words “To Martin: No World Government – Your Friend, Newt”, I took the rare opportunity to question an off-guard Gingrich [...]:
Q. “You were asked about world government and you said ‘there is no world government’. What is your role in groups like the bohemian club, freemasonry, and that sort of thing, Council on Foreign Relations?
Gingrich: “I don’t belong to the Bohemian Club, I have no role in freemasonry. And my primary activity in Council on Foreign Relations was on figuring out how to fight terrorism”
Q. “So you don’t think there’s gonna be a ‘new world order’ so to speak?”
Gingrich: “No. No” [...]
Gingrich, who became visibly defensive and blinked rapidly while replying to the questions, started to walk away during my questioning with the aide of the small entourage of faculty and assistants who accompanied him.
Despite Newt’s denial, Martin Hill notes that Gingrich appears in the official “Annals of the Bohemian Club”, and was featured in a National Review column written by William F. Buckley, Jr., dated September 11, 1995, entitled “Newt draws fire- Newt Gingrich and the Bohemian Grove“.
3. Newt Gingrich’s immoral personal conduct
He has a history of adulterous behavior.
Gingrich had an adulterous affair with Marianne Ginther, while he was married to wife no. 1, Jackie Battley. After he divorced Battley, Newt married Marianne.
In the mid-1990s, while he was Speaker of the House, Newt had an adulterous affair with a 23-years-younger House of Representatives stafer named Callista Bisek. In 2000, Newt married Callista shortly after divorcing Marianne who claimed that she was in her hospital bed recovering from surgery when Newt said he wanted a divorce. [Source: wiki]
I do not believe, as liberals so facilely do, in the wall of separation of the personal from the public. In whatever domain, we are who we are — the same person. I believe that a man (or woman) who betrays his marital vows will also betray his other commitments — to friends, colleagues, political party, fellow citizens, and country.
Here’s a good summary of Newt Gingrich, posted by a blogger who got kicked off a conservative site for posting this (h/t beloved fellow Tina). I’ve added a last point.
- 04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine.
- 10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
- 03/–/1993 – He Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
- 11/19/1993 – He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
- 11/27/1994 – He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
- 08/27/1995 – He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
- 04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion).
- 04/10/1995 – He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
- 06/01/1996 – He helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.
- 09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
- 01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
- 11/29/2006 – He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”
- 11/29/2006 – He called for a “Geneva Convention for terrorists” so it would be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.
- 02/15/2007 – He supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
- 09/28/2008 – Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
- 10/01/2008 – Says in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”
- 12/08/2008 – He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
- 03/31/2009 – Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
- 07/30/2010 – Says that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.
- 08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
- 08/16/2010 – Opposes property rights of the mosque owner in NYC.
- 11/15/2010 – He defended Romneycare, on which Obama modeled his Obamacare.
- 12/05/2010 – He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
- 01/30/2011 – He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
- 01/30/2011 – He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
- 02/13/2011 – He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.
- 02/15/2011 – His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”
- 03/09/2011 – He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
- 03/15/2011 – Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
- 03/19/2011 – He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage, which is now a $7.2T unfunded liability.
- 03/23/2011 – He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
- 03/25/2011 – He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
- 04/25/2011 – He’s a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
- 05/12/2011 – He was more supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
- 06/09/2011 – His own campaign staff resigned en masse.
- 07/15/2011 – His poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
- 08/01/2011 – He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had a following.
- 10/07/2011 – He said he’d ignore the Supreme Court if need be.
- 11/16/2011 – Was revealed he actually received 1.6 million from Freddie Mac, vs. his previously stated $300,000.
- Gingrich voted for an increase in the debt ceiling in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1984.
- Gingrich voted to permit the Federal Reserve to purchase Treasury Debt.
- Bailed out savings and loan institutions in 1991. $40B Bank bailout.
- Gingrich voted to strengthen the federal home loan agencies with the cutsey names Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
- Gingrich voted for increased powers to the FDIC to bail out struggling savings and loans through reorganization, purchase of bad assets, or recapitalization.
- Gingrich voted in favor of the Chrysler Bailout in 1979.
- Gingrich voted for an oil windfall profits tax in 1979, which was signed by Jimmy Carter.
- Urged the House to repeal the War Powers Act and give the Presidency more power.
- Urged Clinton to expand military presence in Bosnia.
- Gingrich voted against a provision requiring congressional approval prior to deployment of U.S. troops into Central America in 1983.
- Gingrich voted to increase CIA secrecy and against any requirement that the President report covert activity to congress before it is initiated.
- Gingrich voted for Jimmy Carter’s “Energy Mobilization Board.”
- Gingrich voted for an increase in taxes on coal producers in 1981.
- Gingrich voted for a 5-cent increase in the gas tax to fund highway and other mass-transit projects.
- Gingrich was one of the few who voted against the 1984 bill requiring the President and Congress to submit a balanced budget.
- Gingrich voted for a congressional pay raise.
- Gingrich voted against a bipartisan 1% cut to the Department of Defense budget for 1983.
- He was a draft-dodger during the Vietnam War, yet pushed aggressive foreign interventionism his entire political career, and did say that Vietnam was the “right battlefield at the right time.”
- The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.” – Newt Gingrich.
- In June 2011, it was revealed that Newt — who preaches fiscal discipline for America – has a debt of $500,000 (half a million bucks!) with the up-scale jewelry store Tiffany’s.