Skip to comments.You Won't Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis
Posted on 10/12/2011 7:40:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got worked up when asked about the Occupy Wall Street protests at last night's Bloomberg-Washington Post debate.
Gingrich first sought to tie the protests to "left-wing agitators" before calling for the firing of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
He then doubled down, calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail, not anyone on Wall Street. Asked if he actually meant for them to do prison time, Gingrich said he did, alluding to past ethical scandals.
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You Won’t Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis?
You mean the culprits?
Guess someone needs to play the video of Frank blocking reform of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac calling it “politically motivated” or publish corrupt dealings with the big shots in the Financial sector.
Guess someone needs to play the video of Frank blocking reform of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac calling it “politically motivated” or publish Dodd’s corrupt dealings with the big shots in the Financial sector.
Have to agree with the Newtmeister on that one!
Bawney Fwank should be in prison just on general principle. Of course being Fwank, he’d probably enjoy the prison perks...
Capitalism doesn’t create bubbles, politicians do.
Gingrich is right. They all belong in jail.
Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank
why not try them?
They can even share a cell, like in Goodfellas.
Barney can grow out his prison p***y.
If Dodd and Frank were Republicans, they’d have gone to jail along time ago.
Maybe he would rather be the pitcher than the catcher.
“It’s the system,stupid!”
Don’t hate the playas, bro! Hate the game!
He’s right - and the other’s running all need to agree on this and present a united front.
They not only need put in prison for their financial crimes, they all need to be tried for treason as well because they knew they were going to cripple our economy and that was part of their goal.
I'm glad someone finally said it.
Color me surprised.
I thought Gingrich was deeply committed to the “my good friend from Massachusetts...”, Beltway elite, insiders club.
Yes, he said hard jail time.
That seals it ... I’m for Newt.
He’s exactly right.
These charlatans, masquerading as Pratorian to the proletariat are mere street hustlers who have hurt untold numbers of retirees, women and children, all while lining their coffers and pockets.
Gingrich is right. They all belong in jail.
agreed! Newt is correct on all points.
“Zeke Miller” must have been asleep the past few decades...
otherwise he’d be “worked up” also, at the literally trillions, that our children will have to pay, because of criminals like Bernanke, Geithner, Frank, and Dodd.
I think Newt is taking a “who gives a ####” approach to his campaign, saying what he really thinks instead of putting everything into PC weasel words. The question is, is this just a gimmick or would he actually try to follow through on some of the boldest ideas? (In other words, do you trust Newt?)
“Maybe he would rather be the pitcher than the catcher.”
Then stick him in the same cell with Dumb0!
I agree...they all should be in jail. So why aren’t they?
You won't believe how little I care what Newt Gingrich thinks or says.
Obviously, not all is forgiven and certainly not forgotten, but the country needs exactly what he offered up in his debate answer. That was magnificent.
“I’m glad someone finally said it.” out loud !!
Too true !
All the culprits !
If this happened in a commercial business , all would be in jail.
The fact that they are not prosecuted , makes them eletists !
The Business Insider and their various writers are of this type. This website is NOT conservative in any way. You might as well be relying on the financial honesty of Paul Krugman if you are willing take what is written on The Business Insider as truth or their opinions as anything but progressive political agitprop.
Another fraud is this cartoon character known as Max Keiser. His Russian parents clearly taught him the tactic of disinformation. He has a lot of people fooled and is followed by mostly over-heated cranks, but his apoplectic opinions seem to get into the media in this age of "viral" soundbites.
Not yet. Not me.
I am glad he said what should have been said at least 2 years ago.
But Newt still has to renounce Corn Ethanol subsidies. Has done Paid commercial spots supporting Corn Ethanol.
I am tired of giving up 5 mpg or more so that my tax dollars can boost the bottom line of ADM.
I was very impressed with Gingrich in this and previous debates.
Why Yuh Gotta B Uh Hate-Uh...?
Works for me!
I agree with Newt, but Why is no one talking about Frank Raines and Johnson from Fannie and Freddie? How do you cook the books for over 5 years and put taxpayers on the hook for $TRILLIONS, and not go to jail? Enron cooked the books for $billions and they went to jail? Rains and Johnson went to Obama’s economic team and kept their golden parachutes and Madoff went to jail, what’s fair about that? They cooked the books, and we know they cooked the books, and yet they walk away with the money. If it were guns they could call it “Fast and Furious”.
You Won’t Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis
I used to think and say exactly this way myself. However, it’s slim pickins and Newt is shining throughout...certainly in the debates.
Can’t explain how or why, but I see Newt as a good VP, vs. Pres.
Cain for President. Good team, I think.
Anybody else notice the applause meter consistently went to Newt last night?
Finally, a politician who understands what really happened in the “financial crisis” and who has the courage to recommend prosecuting some of the people who caused it.
I am sure no other politician will publicly support Newt's proposal.
Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.
Awww heck, can’t stand being back at square 1 again.
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are every bit as “Wall-Streeted-Up” as the greediest banker on Wall Street. They are also almost certainly guilty of financial malfeasance and corruption on an almost incomprehensible scale - using TAXPAYER money.
So, yes, they SHOULD be tried, convicted and thrown in prison — along with anyone and everyone in the government and private sectors who conspired and/or collaborated with them.
Trust me, I have thought the same thing for some time.
I would like to see Newt in a cabinet position.
Well Newt got that one right I agree put Bernanke in there with them while he is awaiting execution...
What will happen if this nightmare is implemented is that we'll end up with both. European countries that have both have the government sucking down 48% of the GDP. Here in the USA the most the government can plunder is about 19% because people go into tax avoidance strategies if the bite gets too hard. Much more difficult to avoid a sales tax.
I don't agree with you on either one of them. Perry for all of his many flaws is in my opinion the lesser of the evils.
“Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.”
(Excuse me while I go and vomit. Ughhh)
RE: Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.
I say it would be a waste of political talent if Newt isn’t part of the next Republican administration.
Unfortunately we don’t have a Department of Ideas.
“Perry for all of his many flaws is in my opinion the lesser of the evils.”
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are both criminals. They broke actual laws, not imaginary laws like, “you shouldn’t make too much profit.”
Sounds like High Crimes and Misdemeanors to me....I would love to see them Frog Marched out of Congress...
“I would like to see Newt in a cabinet position.”
I say it would be a waste of political talent if Newt isnt part of the next Republican administration.
I think Newt might make, for example, a terrific Press Secretary or Chief of Staff.