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While in Congress, Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills with Pelosi
By Alex Pappas--The Daily Caller ^ | 120611 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 12/07/2011 6:29:55 PM PST by Fred

DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich has taken heat on the campaign trail from conservatives for filming a 2008 commercial on climate change with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

But that was hardly the first time the Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker collaborated with Pelosi.

Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills in Congress with Pelosi during the 12 years they served together in the House, according to the Library of Congress’s THOMAS database.

Gingrich was in Congress from 1979 to 1999. Pelosi has served since 1987.

As a matter of comparison, House Speaker John Boehner, who has served in Congress with Pelosi for more than 20 years, has only co-sponsored 104 bills with her.

Many of the bills Gingrich and Pelosi co-sponsored were hardly divisive: authorizing an award for Mother Teresa, giving a congressional gold medal to former President Gerald Ford and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

But one piece of legislation could be problematic for Gingrich with conservatives: the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989, which never made it out of committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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KEYWORDS: amnesty; beltway; gingrich; influencepeddler; pelosi; princessnancy; rinolovefest; trustme

1 posted on 12/07/2011 6:30:05 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred

I know it is not only me but others have said the same.
Why is it that certain times we come on here now we see a certain candidates supporters always putting up negatives about our top runners.

So do you think Paul will win the election with what he stands on against bozo the clown?


2 posted on 12/07/2011 6:33:19 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Fred

Speaking of RINOs...


3 posted on 12/07/2011 6:33:34 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: Fred

I guess that part doesn’t bother me that much. I’m sure that he and the Queen can find something to agree on, and there is of course a lot of pressure to be bipartisan on both sides.

But when you look at the actual issues, that is the problem. Of course, it’s a problem with all these jokers. Romney brags that he can work with Democrats. That’s the last thing I want them to do. I’d like a candidate who says he’ll stick his finger in their eyes. Who says that though?


4 posted on 12/07/2011 6:33:36 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Fred

The Romneybots just don’t get it. We are fully aware of these things Gingrich has done. They are baked into our calculations. He’s still the better choice to Romney simply because he has conservative bona fides. It was not Romney who carted and directed the attack on the dems and their culture of corruption in `94. It was not Romney who authored the Contract with America. It was not Romney who forced Clinton’s hand on welfare reform and it was not Romney who attempted to hold Clinton accountable for his illegal actions through impeachment.

It WAS Romney who birthed Romneycare which was the blue print to Obamacare. It WAS Romney who disavowed Reagan in 1994 while running against Teddy. It was Romney who advocated gun control and abortion.

No matter what the Romneybots say and/or do, they can not make Romney have conservative bona fides and they can not take away from Newt his conservative bona fides.

Therefore, game over for Romney.,


5 posted on 12/07/2011 6:36:59 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: Fred

How many bills did Obama co-sponsor with anyone?


6 posted on 12/07/2011 6:36:59 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: Fred

Nobody who could actually solve America’s problems could ever get elected. We have grown a dependent class that will reduce us to anarchy before America can be re-instituted.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 6:38:11 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Fred

That’s awful. Let’s re-elect Mr. Obama just to show how upset we are.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 6:38:53 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Fred
Congress should be given a legislative cap. Bills such as "Walk Youd Dog to Better Health Week", "Orange Marmalade awareness day" , and awards of gratitude and honor to other politicians are not why we elected them.

20 bills on defense, justice, treasury, and interstate commerce is the limit. That would limit the nonsense. Also no amendment may be introduced unless it is specific in nature to the business of the bill. Adding a $600,000 appropriation for a guppy research pond at Mississippi State University as an amendment to a bill detailing oil and gas leases in Alaska is pure Washington Crapola.

9 posted on 12/07/2011 6:41:38 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: Fred
Boob-bait. Thanks for revealing that you think other freepers are as stupid and gullible as you are. BTW, call me--I have a great offer of cancer insurance I bet you won't want to miss.
10 posted on 12/07/2011 6:42:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Question Liberal Authority

The only legislative co-sponsor for the entire Obama record is some guy named Louis Cypher. Who is that?


11 posted on 12/07/2011 6:43:38 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: JosephMama

you’re liberal on certain social and foreign issues, yes so out of curiosity can you tell me please.

Does libertarians not have their own ticket?
Do they now have their own websites?
Do they not have their own debates/

I ask because we never hear anything about them and is that the reason why the likes of Paul uses the republican ticket to promote his idea which are not conservative or republican at all.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 6:44:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Fred

No one has any business sponsoring 418 bills for any reason. This is another example of why we need to return to a congress of citizen volunteers.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 6:45:56 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: manc

It’s due to the political system we currently inhabit. Sure there are many other parties, but in our two-party legislature different groups have to congeal with the party they find that their beliefs align.

Which is why Communists/Socialists (Maxine Waters, BHO) have joined the democratic party and Libertarians (Ron Paul, Jeff Flake) affiliate themselves more closely with Republicans.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 6:49:31 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Yeah, let’s be happy eating a **** sandwich over a **** taco.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 6:50:04 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Hey, can you explain this to me. I tend to use facts that come from what politicans say in their own words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4NrECZ9a2U&sns=tw

And this, the words are just too big for me to understand..lots of adverbs

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/11/18/busted-proof-positive-that-gingrich-supported-healthcare-mandates/2/

I am pretty sure I heard an individual mandate for healthcare identical to Obamacare...
16 posted on 12/07/2011 6:54:18 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Well, I’m NOT a Romneybot, but have lived a few years (63) and have learned from too many past experiences that Newt cannot be trusted. He knows what to say to what group. Like the Bible says that we like to have people around us that tell us what we want to hear? Well, Newt has mastered the game of telling us what we wanted to hear. He got a COUPLE concessions from Clinton, but by that time, he was so over the conservatives and so into Newt that he blew everything off. Nothing lasted that he got. If anything, everything is worse today. So, it’s not that we’re all for Romney. Stop the crap about that and listen! No votes have been counted in any primary or caucus yet. And, like Sean Hannity says, this is the time to get the stuff out there so people know the good and the bad, let people sort it out now so we can ponder these things BEFORE we go to vote starting in January. I’m also tired of everybody saying that Newt is the only one who can take on Obama. There is no guarantee that Newt could win, given his baggage and flip-flops in the past. Obama has lots of ammunition from his (Newt’s) record to nail him on a lot of things. Newt’s ego is another issue. If he falls badly in a debate with Obama, it would be bad, especially with everybody talking about him like he’s the messiah, or something. Folks, we’ve been there, done that. Don’t even have a stupid t-shirt to take home, either. I’m alarmed that Newt might get it. You wait long enough and you’ll see why. The debates do NOT show the real Newt. He’s great and has great ideas he offers in them, but they area dime a dozen and don’t expect him to follow through with much of it because he’ll already be onto something else, and not necessarily something better. He spouts conservative ideas because he has realized that is what we want to hear. He does not lead by example, though. That is the troubling part. Listen to Mark Steyn, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck. There are a LOT of reasons to take a pause in this rush to anoint him. This is the time to look at all the candidates and try to get the word out about the more conservative ones. I don’t want a repeat of 2008. It would be all over.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 6:56:32 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: JosephMama

first let me say thank you not causing this into an argument.

I can answer why Walters is in the Dem party just like many of her socialist pals.
Long time ago they wanted to take over a party and boy did they do that.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

You’ll see on that link that way back they wanted to take over a party.

As for libertarians running on a republican ticket using our debates , CPAC etc well I ma curious as to why.

Do they look to impose and take over like the socialist have with the Dems?

I don’t know and that is why I asked you as a libertarian.
Surely you must see that libertarians views are not socially or internally in line with the GOP but they are not in line fiscally with the left so why not set your own debates, your own ticket and get your message out that way .

I can only speak for me and others who I know or who I have talked to on here and at conservative events but conservatives are getting pissed off .

Again I am no mood for an argument, it’;s late and I ma tired plus I have to get up really early UCK


18 posted on 12/07/2011 7:03:21 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Fred

Has anyone noticed how many conservatives have an impossible purity test?

Has anyone noticed how many conservatives are engaged in a suicide pact?

Yes, they are the same. Fools.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 7:03:55 PM PST by LifePath
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To: manc
I understand, I just got home from work and will be back there in 7 hours. This is perhaps a simplified explanation, but Wikipedia does a good job imo. The most common belief libertarian Republicans share is fiscal conservatism -- specifically, advocating for lower taxes at every level of government, a reduction in the level of spending in the federal budget, easing the burden of federal regulations on business interests, the reform of the entitlement system, and ending or making significant cuts to the welfare state. Additionally, they oppose budget deficits and deficit spending and work to minimize it as much as possible. Libertarian Republicans tend to support more fiscal conservatism than their mainstream counterparts in the party, and are less willing to abandon these principles for political expediency. I feel that this issue is the major issue of our time. I also believe that this is something most Republicans can stand behind and support.
20 posted on 12/07/2011 7:10:36 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: Fred

Or did Pelosi sponsor 418 bills with Gingrich?


21 posted on 12/07/2011 7:17:33 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Fred

What gets me is that these “Journalists” diggin up this crap can tell us how long the skidmarks in Newts underwear is but they cant find anything on Obama.

Why are they so frightened of Obama?


22 posted on 12/07/2011 7:36:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: JosephMama

not really, conservatives do not want nor do most republicans or even Dems want homosexual marriage, men marrying 8 women , have a crack house next to a school, no sex age law so adults can have sex with little kids, sex with animals etc etc you know what I am saying I;m sure.
Plus international issues also, where some libertarians are in more tune with the left.

I honestly don’t understand why libertarians think they should run on a GOP ticket, come on conservative websites, use our debates etc etc.

If they think their message is good and they always try and make it look like theirs a lot of them then why not set up their own debates, have their own websites.

Anyway off to bed and thank you.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 7:46:32 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry; All
It was not Romney who forced Clinton’s hand on welfare reform

It wasn't Gingrich who "forced" Clinton's hand on welfare reform, either.

President Clinton vetoed the welfare reform bill the first time it hit his desk.

What happened next?

Gingrich and the GOP caved. They added into the bill "improvements" demanded by Clinton, including billions of dollars in NEW entitlement spending for federally funded childcare programs, new Medicaid eligibility, job subsidies and so on.

After adding billions and billions in NEW entitlement spending, Clinton signed the "improved" bill.

Moreover, some economists believe that this bill really moved very few people off welfare. Rather, they find, the fact that the economy was in the midst of the longest, biggest boom since the end of WWII was responsible for moving 40-80% of those who left welfare to work.

24 posted on 12/07/2011 7:46:42 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Shery

Yes.


25 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:52 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Brilliant

Rick Perry of course.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 7:50:02 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Fred
So what? That is what happens in Washington. Since you seem to have the information, how about analysis of each bill.
27 posted on 12/07/2011 7:52:22 PM PST by Logical me
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To: LifePath
I wouldn't say simply asking our candidate not to cozy up to Nancy Pelosi a very stringent purity test.

Be honest and straight forward.

Be as consistent as possible.

Give direct non political answers.

28 posted on 12/07/2011 7:52:52 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Fred

I guess that’s why Nanners threatened him on Monday.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 7:54:05 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: manc

As someone who has spent years studying world finance, I am to the point where I wish the government would simply give us a 4 year hiatus of social issues being politicized.

It’s a dream, I know, but I am truly terrified at the current economic status quo. Focusing on the US economy needs to be our future president’s primary focus.

The other issues are great to be passionate about. But without food and electricity, it all seems sort of petty.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 8:00:21 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: Fred

*yikes*


31 posted on 12/07/2011 8:01:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JosephMama

still up

so let us all marry what ever we want, let adults have sex with kids, have sex with animals

what made this country great was the back bone of the family not dirty little perverts wanting sex in public, with kids and animals.

There is no way these dirty little perverts need to go need kids and yea we need laws to protect them we need laws for many things socially otherwise we’d have a perverted queer child molesting agenda going on.

I get so pissed off with those thinking we don’;t need to protect our kids etc and they hide behind no Govt or freedom

food electric, no what is important is family I say that as a father and husband and someone who grew up in foster homes .

family is more important than money


32 posted on 12/07/2011 8:09:18 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

You’re taking what I say out of context. The current laws on the books that protect children and the family are essential for a stable society.

My point is that we need to maintain the current laws while focusing our attention on fixing the economy. I believe that our current system does a decent job of protecting the family unit.


33 posted on 12/07/2011 8:28:18 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: Fred

This is ‘history’ in my book. Newt knows better now; who the enemies are; and he looks them in the eye and does not blink. It is over for Cain; and it should be over for Paul. Time to move on for those who support both. . .


34 posted on 12/07/2011 8:43:17 PM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ Newt can make it happen. . .)
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To: JosephMama

Our currant laws are being turned into a sick social experiment right now because of the radical left.

See this is where libertarians or some anyway as not are sick and perverted go along with this crap.

2 homosexual women got a kid, he was was boy, they have now started to inject him to stop him from being him turning into a boy because they want the boy turned into a girl.

hey if some want sex in public, want sex with animals and yes there is a bill right now waiting for zro to sign it for the military, drugs legal and next to a school then guess what the perverted sick fools will be able to turn kids into other perverts.

Now I do not know if you want sex in public, sex with little kids and I friggin hope not as every dirty child molester should be off the street etc but we need laws and those shouting about we need to look at how much we pay taxes is more important to me is sick


35 posted on 12/07/2011 8:59:13 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Fred
".....authorizing an award for Mother Teresa, giving a congressional gold medal to former President Gerald Ford and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...."

Damn that Communist Gingrich!

Now we all have to get behind Dr. Ron Paul. Only Dr. Ron Paul can save us all!!!!!!!!


Dr. Ron Paul (L or maybe R - Texas)
36 posted on 12/07/2011 9:11:45 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: Fred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxzZjmZ-1dc

Even better!


37 posted on 12/07/2011 9:15:59 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: Mr. Lucky
That’s awful. Let’s re-elect Mr. Obama just to show how upset we are.

No, we'll elect a Republican who'll do the same thing as Obama (push global warming, healthcare mandates, support bailouts, etc) and convince folks in the next election cycle the Dems are the only choice to alter our course...

38 posted on 12/07/2011 10:11:40 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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