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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:46 AM
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NYT: Gingrich Sold Access, Not Just Ideas
Do these clowns not think they will be scrutinized?

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/11/30/gingrich_s...

November 30, 2011

Gingrich Sold Access, Not Just Ideas


New York Times: "Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials."

"Mr. Gingrich and his aides have repeatedly emphasized that he is not a registered lobbyist, an important distinction in their effort to position him as an outsider who will transform the ways of Washington. They say that he has never taken a position for money and that corporations have signed on with him because of the strength of his ideas... Yet if Mr. Gingrich has managed to steer clear of legal tripwires, a review of his activities shows how he put his influence to work on behalf of clients with a considerable stake in government policy. Even if he does not appear to have been negotiating legislative language, he and his staff did many of the same things that registered lobbyists do."
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:17 AM
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1. I hope his candidacy goes down in a flaming heap of poo
All of the repubs are scary, but I would put him at the top of the pile.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:58 PM
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4. Actually, I'd like to see him defeat Mitt first, and then go down in flames. nt
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:02 PM
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2. gingrich - Historian for the Republicans of America
Think Freddie Mac and how it was able to screw all in the name of "everyone needs a home" whether they can afford it or not and bundling all the garbage that was bought via F-M and all the Wall Street devices that could be used with with the Glass/Spiegel protections gone. Ok, I could easily have been misinformed about how we the people had to come to the rescue of the Banks that were too big to fail.......
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:10 PM
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3. His brilliant ideas and gorgeous good looks have gotten him by
Influence peddling? Access? Poppycock.
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