February 6, 2012
Don Imus yells the slur “Skunk Vomit” as a description for Newt Gingrich. Coming from the erratic “Old Cowboy” and shock jock legend that lives on outrage and offense is nothing new to his listeners. This successor to the Andy Rooney curmudgeon institution is hardly a clarion voice of time-honored conservatives. So too, with a little investigation into Newt Gingrich you will see that the former Speaker is no true conservative. His rhetoric at times can seem appealing, but strip away the high tone platitudes and you are left with the assertions of an opportunist and a New World Order proponent.
Regretfully, many political neophytes who view themselves as being conservative in their viewpoints lack sufficient understanding in the meaning of the ideology and the history of the movement. The Reagan dictum “Trust but Verify” certainly applies to candidates seeking public office. Also, the average armchair observer lacks the activism to engage in the down and dirty trench warfare of party politics. Lastly, few devote the necessary energy and time doing the homework needed to vet candidates properly.
So if you do anything to prepare yourself to cast a ballot, when it comes to understanding the Real Newt Gingrich, take the time to view the excellent You Tube from John F. McManus. This account sets the stage with facts and comparisons that overwhelmingly proves that Gingrich is a dedicated NeoCon.Additional background from The Daily Beast writer Wayne Barrett provided a telling assessment in Newt Gingrich’s Deep Neocon Ties Drive His Bellicose Middle East Policy
“Gingrich’s ties to the cabal that gave us the Iraq War go back at least to the mid 90s, when he took over the House. In August 1994, he went to Israel with his then wife Marianne on an eight-day trip paid for by AIPAC, the premier pro-Israel lobby. By her own account, that’s when she met Robert Loewenberg, who ran both the Israel Export Development Corporation (IEDC), a business group championing a tax-free, high-tech trade zone, and the Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies (IASPS), a think tank with ties to the Likud Party that resembled AEI’s ties to the Republican Party in the U.S. A job for Marianne with IEDC almost immediately materialized, offered shortly before Gingrich’s smashing victory that November, when the Republicans retook the House for the first time in 40 years and Newt was elected speaker. Newt was simultaneously discussing trade policy with Israeli officials. Marianne got a promotion soon after Gingrich became Speaker, though she’d only been with the company a couple of months.”
The viewing of Newt Gingrich: Selling Access uncovers the Mr. Whipple huckster’s pitch to buy into the tissue paper viewpoint of cleaning yourself from the stool of political sleaze.
The short C-Span video, Newt Gingrich: Constitution doesn’t apply in GWOT, identifies his agreement with an authoritarian commander and chief. With the death of constitutional restraints, the country continues to suffer under the scourge of tin horn dictators. Avoiding Congressional declarations of war leaves the nation unprotected from the madness of pretender presidents.
Do you really believe another NeoCon War Party lunatic will protect the American people? An Israeli First foreign policy is antithetical to genuine national security. It is not consistent on any level with traditional historic conservatism.
In the Justin Raimondo article, Adelson, Gingrich, and the Selling of America writes:
“If you want to know what’s wrong with our campaign finance laws – and our political system in a more general sense – look at the way Sheldon Adelson is buying the Republican nomination for his sock puppet, Newt Gingrich.
So what is Adelson’s agenda?
He and his allies have been campaigning for war with Iran for years, not only here but in the Middle East. Adelson is a major financial backer of Israel’s ultra-nationalist Likud party, which calls in its platform for a “Greater Israel,” and he has backed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the hilt. The 16th richest man in the world, with his casino empire stretching from Macao to Las Vegas, he thought nothing of giving $60 million to Israel’s anniversary celebration. He is also a major backer of AIPAC, the most important pro-Israel lobbying organization – but downsized his contribution when the group signed on to the two-state solution advanced by both Republican and Democratic presidents – on the grounds that the plan means Israel is “committing suicide.” He supports the extremist – and increasingly violent – “settler” movement, and is the money-bags behind the “Clarion Fund,” which is responsible for flooding the US with anti-Arab propaganda. As a major contributor to the “Birthright” program, which sponsors trips to Israel by students from around the world, he addressed a recent Birthright gathering in Israel.”
Even some of the most vocal NeoCon pundits warn about the personal failing of character and additional skeletons in the closet. The Right Web profiles Newt Gingrich.
“Gingrich’s numerous personal scandals, which appear to contrast sharply with his vociferous promotion of “family values,” have also spurred skepticism. Several rightist commentators, like Peter Wehner, a contributor to the neoconservative flagship Commentary, highlighted Gingrich’s past marital infidelities as a significant hurdle for his nomination prospects. Others, like David Frum, a former fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, argued that the infidelity pointed to deeper problems. Questions about the context of Gingrich’s marital affairs are “fair and interesting points,” wrote Frum in the National Post, “but they do not address the reason that Gingrich’s personal life has been—and will be—so politically lethal. It’s not the infidelity. It’s the arrogance, hypocrisy, and—most horrifying to women voters—the cruelty. Anyone can dump one sick wife. Gingrich dumped two. And that second dumped wife is talking to the media.
Going back to a 2006 interview, Don Imus’ favorite reporter the late Tim Russert talks about the Iraq War in Newt Gingrich on Meet the Press. Gingrich demonstrates his true colors and war mongering sentiments. Even if you believe that adventure turned out fine, do you really want this imperialist at the helm of the ship of state? His idea on how to vanquish Iran pushes the doomsday time clock closer to midnight.
A fine archive of Gingrich videos is found on Newt Gingrich – Progressive Neoconservative Republican – Three Wifes, Three Religions, Three Positions On Every Issue – What Will He Tell You Next Time?How much more proof do you need to conclude that solid conservatives must run in panic away from a Gingrich Presidency. Now his progressive ”
Third Wave” version of Neo Conservatism clearly establishes his propensity to shock and awe his admirers. However, his “so called” brilliance is really a diversion from the sinister consequences that follow from his “grand view” of public policy.Admittedly, most independent voters long for real meaningfully change, but the Irrelevance of the Republican Party thoroughly discredits the cast of NeoCons running for president. The prospect of a second Obama term and Democrat appointments to the Supreme Court is an argument that pushes Republicans to support the lesser of two evils. However, a Ron Paul nomination would send shock waves through the establishment in both wings of the bipartisan War Party coalition.
Gingrich will fall short and the Adelson’s agenda will fail in its most ambitious version. Nonetheless, the bias in foreign policy that generates domestic treason by all the usual suspects continues. The stench from this group of tyrants spreads a skunk odor throughout the land. The vomit from the indigestion of their appetites also produces a public disease from their excretions.
The crude and cute entertainment that Imus spreads operates under the motto, “We are not happy, until you are unhappy”, works well for most party loyalist politicians. Limousine liberals like to make you believe they follow William Jefferson Clinton’s phony mantra “I share your pain”, but in reality, they provide a far-flung source of anguish because of their support for the big government empire.
Newt Gingrich is no different. He envisions a total destruction of individual liberty as the price to pay for waging a bogus War on Terror. Relegate Gingrich to the depths of personal disgrace and shun his campaign. It is time to reflect upon the inherent principles of conservative ideas. Reject becoming road kill and only provide your support to
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