Politicians will tell you anything in order to get your vote.
The yardstick we should use to take the measure of a politician who now swears he’s changed his ways and is repentant about his past behavior, is his past behavior, not his present words.
Did you know that:
- Newt Gingrich was instrumental in the creation of the Department of Education?
- Newt was listed as a member of the “one world government” Council on Foreign Relations?
- Newt led the way for the United States to form NAFTA, and join GATT and the World Trade Organization?
- Newt said he’s a “big fan” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who began the U.S.’s road to socialism?
- Newt said in a speech in July 1995 that “The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution” and that we would have to “rethink” our Constitution?
Please take the time to watch this half-hour video on Newt’s voting record.
Please note that I’m not endorsing the last part of the video when McManus, the narrator, seems to be extolling Ron Paul.
I haven’t decided which GOP candidate I’ll vote for. I can’t even say there’s a candidate I really like. I’m in the information-gathering phase and, frankly, am puzzled by the passionate and indignant outrage of some conservatives toward any information that may be critical of their candidate.
The Iowa caucus is next Tuesday, but that is only the first event of the long GOP primary process. History also shows that the winner of the Iowa caucus is not necessarily the actual GOP presidential nominee. No one now remembers that in 2008, Mike Huckabee (who’s he? LOL) won the Iowa caucus.