Skip to comments.Gingrich Said to Be Paid $1.6M by Freddie Mac (RINO Alert)
Posted on 11/15/2011 9:06:05 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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for services as a historian, according to Newt the other night...
How many times do you plan to post this? I guess we should just consider anyone who works for Freddie Mac a criminal, wouldn’t you agree?
Old news. Newt already answered this question. Freddie Mac contracted w/his consulting co. to deal w/the secondary loan crisis Mac knew was looming. Newt’s firm recommended specific steps to avoid the crisis and Mac ignored the advise.
No to Newt for President. He is such a hypocrite. I don’t trust this guy at all. Cain, Bachmann or Santorum. THAT IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh boy some will say it is a throw away vote to write in my candidate. Why should I have to vote for someone who does not share my principles. This primary is so wrong. I am sick of having to vote for a mediocre Republican with little to zero ethics and principles. This is like some kind of nightmare. Cain, Bachmann and Santorum are principled candidates who SHOULD be respected and supported especially on this site. I am so disappointed with the FREEPERS who are selling their soul just to ensure a liberal Republican gets the nod. Sad. Absolutely Sad. It is so easy for them too.
Newt probably was paid a lot of money by a lot of sources over the years.
“...One idea that the former Georgia congressman proposed that Freddie Mac didnt pursue was initiating a program with the Boy Scouts of America to teach youngsters the importance of saving money and maintaining good credit so they would qualify to buy a home later in life....”
Wow, practically criminal! Throw him in jail!
Actually, this article reinforces Newt’s claim that he was an adviser and not a lobbyer. GREAT article!!!!! Perfect timing to exonerate Newt!!!
If Newt made recommendations, they should be released for us to see. If he told Freddie and Fannie that they were headed for disaster..then he earned his money and we should be applauding. Publish his recommendations.
Quit letting the truth get in the way of a good smear.
The “Newt Gingrich for President” ping list!
Great article, courtesy of rabscuttle385, that reinforces what Newt said about being an adviser and not a lobbyist!
Perfect timing to exonerate Newt!!!! :-)
Bookmark this thread!
Gingrich is surging, therefore the MSM is attacking him. Go figure.
Okay, okay, every single Freeper get’s it. You are as pure as the driven snow, always have been and always will be.... and your not going to vote for Newt.
That’s okay, I’ll vote for him and try to get my first two wives to vote for him too.
He has already addressed this... it’s not news and it’s not an issue.... it was legal.
Romney cannot get over 25% of the conservative vote, that leaves 75% who are opposed to McRomney!
Newt would win in a landslide against Obumbum, McRomney will force a third party run if the old media and the RINO establishment continue to try and force conservatives to support that piece of $hit!
You are still behind the curve in America who have already said they do not want McRomney under any circumstance!
newt can now be a consultant to Perry/Palin 2012 !!!!!!!!!!
The only thing they found on Perry was a big rock and Sarah has already been vetted.
lol gonna be fun seeing you contort yourself with Newt defenses after all your over the top Cain bashing. Have fun!
Sounds like perfect material for an e-book that HuffPo can quote and the media can sensationalize since knowing the facts doesn’t seem to stop the lies. Just print this up as a flyer and stuff it under windshield wipers at the local meeting of the Gullible Society. Several people on FR have already done an excellent job of spelling out why this is totally bogus anti-Newt propaganda.
Say, how do you like the fact your guy is under attack now?
YOu know, I would come to his defense but asses like you make me just say eff it, it''s more fun to watch you suffer.
RINO Newt sucks anyway lol!
I have some ocean front property in AZ for you.
he’s a rino crap bag since 3 months after 1994
$ 1.6 million for opinion, REALLY? Come on.
You're an idiot if you think I supported either McCain or Romney.
Romney = RINO
Gingrich = RINO
Paul = problems with his social agenda
Cain = driven out by media
Perry = imploded
Others = polling around 3% at this point
Therefore, 0bama = winner, November 2012.
As some forgettable pundit said the other day, Republicans eat their own. Who needs democrats or even the MSM to trash our people when we do such a great job ourselves.
So who ARE you supporting? Maybe the local drain commissioner has the requisite CV and will be recruited?
The questions began at the candidates’ debate in Michigan last Wednesday, when CNBC’s John Harwood asked Gingrich what he did for a $300,000 contract with Freddie Mac in 2006.
“I offered them advice on precisely what they didn’t do,” Gingrich said last week.
This didn’t make him a lobbyist, he said. And by the strict legal definition of “lobbyist,” he’s absolutely right.
“My advice as a historian, when they walked in and said to me, ‘We are now making loans to people who have no credit history and have no record of paying back anything, but that’s what the government wants us to do’ I said to them at the time, ‘This is a bubble, this is insane, this is impossible,’ “ Gingrich said at last week’s debate.
I guess it’s not a surprise that, you know, someone’s trying to reinvent history in terms of some advice they gave to Freddie Mac.
- Guy Cecala, publisher of industry newsletter “Inside Mortgage Finance”
Bad enough we have to fight the LSM, now we need to battle FReeper zealots too?
Damn, enough of this!
Dude, no matter how you slice it, Newt is a RINO.
haha I agree with ya man! These guys were all over Cain any other conservatives when it suited their own guy. Now they are gonna have their turn and all of a sudden attacks are unfair, already been addressed, etc. They let a good man and conservative twist in the wind and in fact piled on with glee. Now it will be a hoot to see the stone throwers have to dodge the rocks lol
Sure, $1.6M is believable. Freddie and Fannie are great at wasting taxpayer funds. The only unbelievable part is that they gave it to a Republican.
I’ll buy it if you’ll brush up on your cognitive skills.
Indeed....you would think we'd learn over the years. Nah, we're the party of stupid.
Here comes Romney and then we'll all lement.....why?
Hello obama 4 sure!
Freddie already denied this happened.
Psssttt..... Please, keep this our secret.
There is only one reason that I bother to “Cain bash”..... it’s in retaliation to all of the Cain love fest members that bash all of those that don’t support him and all of those that question ANYTHING he does or says. He’s the Holy One and can do no wrong, don’t cha know...
Don’t worry about me, I’ll be okay.
Oh, and it gets me away from my other hobby of burying bodies under my house.
And Paul is an idiot, Cain is a womanizer, Perry is an illeagal alien fan, Mitt, no comment and the others don't have a chance.
Now what, should we just shoot ourselves cause there isn't anyone left?!
Yeah, I've seen a lot of that childish idiocy around here lately.
For a while there, I was thinking Conservatives were actually grown up adults.
Posts like yours make me truly wonder.
Oh, and please don't retaliate, grow up.
Hey idiot, you are right, you did not support McCain or McRomney, you probably voted for Obumbum!
Agree, its late.
So the same rabscuttle385 who spent so much time on FR smearing Sarah Palin is now doing the same to Newt Gingrich? That’s something you have in common with Vichy Republicans (Jennifer Rubin, David Frum, Kathleen Parker, etc.).
So good of you to do the Dems’ dirty work for them.
No, I didn't.
I voted for an actual third-party conservative in 2008.
Really? How? Or maybe quite a few of her supporters didn't like the heavily-documented reminders of her treachery in Arizona in the 2010 elections?
The truth hurts, man.
Are you sure you meant that for me?
If you did, I have no idea what you’re trying to say.
Ah...so you just helped Obama win...but didn’t vote for him. Got it.
Oh darn, you went and hurt my feeelin’s.
I didn’t start any of this garbage, but I’ll be damed if I am going to allow the rabid Cain jerks to quiet me. I have sat quietly and I tried to reason with these asshats... I have given up on them.
I look forward to the cries when they finally realize that their One doesn’t have a chance.
If Newt can’t stand the heat, then he shouldn’t be in the kitchen... I think he can take it.
Time will tell.
Thats a very expensive history lesson from this “model organization”
I've got some news for you both: there is no one coming to save you.
Piss on both parties. Hand in hand, together they have destroyed this country.
Give it up...
How exactly did I help Obama?
By not voting for this treasonous bastard?
I have 911 on hold. I told them that you had a stroke.... they need your address.