In recent weeks, the poll numbers for Newt Gingrich have absolutely
skyrocketed. Many now believe that he has a legitimate shot at winning
the Republican nomination. But the truth is that he would be a really,
really bad president. Gingrich is a big time Washington insider who
believes in individual health care mandates, who supported the bailouts,
who was instrumental in cramming NAFTA down the throats of the American
people and who is either soft or wrong on just about every single issue
that conservatives care about. His personal life has a history of
being a mess, his finances have a history of being a mess and his
campaign was such a mess a few months ago that most observers considered
his candidacy to be completely dead. He has been a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations for two decades and he has been spotted
attending meetings at the Bohemian Grove. He sounds good during a
debate, but it really boggles the mind that anyone would consider voting
for someone with such a nightmarish track record.
The funny thing is that a lot of Tea Party activists are now jumping
on board the Gingrich bandwagon. A couple of years ago, the Tea Party
movement was very much anti-establishment and Tea Party activists
declared that they were sick and tired of "fake conservatives" and
Well, other than Mitt Romney,
there isn't anyone left in the Republican field that is more of a "fake
conservative" than Gingrich is. Gingrich is a big time "RINO" that
represents just about everything that the Tea Party is supposed to be
It just seems inconceivable that a big chunk of Republicans would
actually be thinking of voting for Gingrich at this point. Yes, four
more years of Obama would be a complete and total disaster for America,
but so would a Gingrich administration.
The following are 10 reasons why Newt Gingrich would be a really, really bad president....
#1 In 2008, Newt Gingrich did a television commercial
with Nancy Pelosi in which he stated that they both agree that "our
country must take action to address climate change". He now calls
making this commercial "a mistake", but this is yet another example of
the lack of sound judgment that Gingrich has shown throughout his entire
political career.... (see video below)#2 Newt Gingrich also worked with Nancy Pelosi to promote the idea of a national sales tax on energy.
#3 In a 2007 interview with PBS, Gingrich endorsed the idea of a "cap and trade" scheme to limit carbon emissions....
#4 During this campaign, Newt Gingrich has loudly
denounced Obamacare, but in 2008 he wrote a book entitled "Real Change"
in which he endorsed an individual mandate for health insurance.#5 In fact, earlier this year Newt Gingrich stated during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press
that he still believes in an individual mandate. The following is from
an exchange between host David Gregory and Gingrich during the show....#6 Newt Gingrich has made some very curious statements about Obamacare. For example, he recently made the following statement about the Obamacare law....
#7 The truth is that Newt Gingrich is very, very soft on health care. Just consider the following excerpt about Newt from a recent Washington Post article....
#8 Newt Gingrich voted for higher taxes on numerous
occasions. While he was Speaker of the House, the amount of taxes
collected by the federal government from the American people increased from $1.001 trillion to $1.511 trillion. Would the amount of taxes extracted from us increase by another 50 percent during a Gingrich presidency?#9 In 2008, Newt Gingrich stated that he would have voted for the TARP bailout if he was still a member of Congress.
#10 In 2003, Newt Gingrich boldly promoted George W.
Bush's prescription drug bill. Because of that bill, the federal
government is now facing an additional 17 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities.There is actually 27 reasons in the original article below:
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