Skip to comments.Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac
Posted on 11/16/2011 4:46:25 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Webster City, Iowa (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich denies he was paid to lobby Republicans for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, fellow Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday challenged Gingrich's denial.
"Whether former Speaker Gingrich made $300,000 or whether he made $2 million, the point is that he took money to also influence senior Republicans to be favorable toward Fannie and Freddie," Bachmann said after a campaign event in Webster City, Iowa.
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I agree. Newtie needs a good roto rootin.
Does she ever go after Romney, or just the other frontrunners?
Her campaign certainly hasn’t gone anywhere.
Newt Gingrich is the smartest con-man in any room he enters.
AP via Fox News ^ | November 03, 2011 | Associated Press
Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has requested $6 billion in additional aid after posting a wider loss in the third quarter.
Freddie Mac said Thursday that it lost $4.4 billion, or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. That compares with a loss of $4.1 billion, or $1.25 a share, in the same quarter of 2010.
This quarter's $6 billion request from taxpayers is the largest since April 2010.
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Michele never twists the truth, she is spot on however Newt is the king of speak and will make the inappropriate appropriate through speak.
Let's be even more specific!
"Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac on Behalf of the Democratic Party and the Democrat dominated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac!"
This won’t help
“She is correct, go for it lady, they would do it to you.”
WHAT AN ASININE STATEMENT TO MAKE. SHE HAS NO PROOF OF THAT STATEMENT AND SHE IS CO-OPERATING WITH - GET READY FOR IT - CNN - TO MAKE IT.
Gingrich will have to answer these questions, but it won't help Bachmann any. Michele wrecked her campaign with her screeching over reaction to the HPV thing, and it is pretty clear Republican primary voters do not consider her presidential.
Also, Ron Paul will not be the nominee.
Kinda like her being paid by big corn to ‘influence’ folks, huh?
I like Michelle but she seems unwilling to learn. Reagan’s 11th commandment. There are many reasons why Newt is rising in the polls. Going after the real enemy, Obama, instead of the friendlies is one of them. Michelle, you’re marginalizing yourself even further. Sad what’s happened to you. I had great hopes.
That only applies to Republicans.
Going after the real enemy, Obama
As opposed to what? A fake enemy?
An enemy is an enemy is an enemy.
instead of the friendlies
Neither Mitt nor Newt are your friends.
In fact, like most Beltway insiders, they look down on FReepers as provincial cretins.
Being a member of Congress she may have information on how Newt was involved in consulting with Republicans in Congress, which I guess turns consulting into Lobbying.
Time will tell.
I agree with one other poster, Newt is a seasoned con artist.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all.
He won’t get my vote. Never had a chance.
So what? The guy at Sears is paid to influence me to buy a Kenmore. A lot of people hire sales people and consultants to sell a product or idea. Nothing illegal about it.
No, the objective is to elect a conservative. Replacing a Marxist with a fascist does no good...in the short or the long run!
“I had great hopes.”
Yeah, whatever. NOBODY in this ridiculous pre-primary debate period is observing the “11th commandment”.
She is baaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkk! They are all crazies. Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Huntsman....!
Sure am glad to see us eat our own...until none are left except Romney. Oh, sorry, I stole Obama’s line.
now newt gets his due.
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You’re gonna get for that!!
What’s wrong with Newt making money??
New has already admitted taking nearly 2 million, and you think it was for history lessons...”
Until proven otherwise, people are innocent. Your proof of wrongdoing? None? I thought so.
Working for someone neither implies that you endorse nor does it mean that you constructed their policies. Show me your proof or STFU.
Go fools and gossip mongers attacking other Republicans...RR would loathe you...go back to your home under the bridge.
Mitt fan Huh!!
Nothing your great great grand children will be paying interest on it to the Chinese. Make sure you leave them a thank you note.
It's obviously true. He claims they hired him as a historian. Yeah, right.
There is nothing dishonorable about being a lobbyist.
After all, the Constitution guarantees us the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. But when the grievance is that the government is giving mortgages to unqualified people, and Gingrich is supporting it, then criticism of him is valid.
here = hear
You say: “So what? The guy at Sears is paid to influence me to buy a Kenmore. A lot of people hire sales people and consultants to sell a product or idea. Nothing illegal about it.”
They hired Newt/his Consulting co to look into their dealings and, hopefully, then report good things about them.
Instead, He told them their debacle wouldn’t work - that it was “insane.”
Sometimes,, the consultant you hire tells you the truth - so you won’t end up in disaster. They didn’t take the advise - and it’s catching up with them.
on Fannie & freddie - 2009
I long for the days when the majority of fREEPERS didn’t shoot from the hip, didn’t swallow whatever the LameSlime media printed, that didn’t read just the headline and run with it, but did a little research before passing on half truths and outright lies.
SOME of you might enjoy this he said on Pelosi - 2009
testifying on global warming
Wow - You've rubber-banded that about as far as it will stretch. Hope it doesn't snap on you -
on second thought
She’s Mittens’ attack dog. She NEVER says a bad thing about Mittens. I used to like her until it became obvious that she was just an attack dog for Romney... The 1%’ers need to just drop out - Huntsman, Santorum, and Bachmann. Paul won’t drop out until well into the primaries, if even then. Newt has plenty of warts, but the guy led an unbelievable revolution in 1994 - and I love how he doesn’t take crap from the MSM. Bachmann’s only game is to attack whoever surges ahead of Mittens.... first Perry (Gardasil), Cain (the wimmen), and now Newt (Freddie). Sure, she goes after Obama but acts like she is the only one in Congress who wants to repeal Obamacare and all the other crap sandwiches. She isn’t the only one. In a way, Pawlenty was right - she spouted a lot of “I led the fight” but what did she actually accomplish?
Ya think? Educational and entertaining
(1/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrqeNZUTEIE&feature=related (2/3) Newt Gingrich: " Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWFDlNNhh4&feature=related (3/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT2Z-C5gQnQ&feature=related
Ya think? Educational and entertaining
(1/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech
(2/3) Newt Gingrich: " Phoney War" - Full Speech
(3/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech
Ahh, yea. Newt's my second choice, but still, she's right about that. He was hired to be a spokesman for Freddie and that's what he did. And no, he didn't do any lobbying; notice how when the issue came up Newt was very quick to make the issue about whether he did any lobbying or not. He can easily, and truthfully, defend himself from such charges and so that's the level on which he wants to defend himself. That's political experience there on his part.
Well she went negative on Palin using her surrogate Rollins and now negative on Newt, Gingrich and Palin have only gone negative on Obama.....
That says a lot.
Gingrich got us a pub majority and the Contract with America, Bachmann has accomplished???????????
This b!tch is too stupid to be President.
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