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Abramoff accuses Newt Gingrich of 'corruption.' Really.
Polutico ^ | Wednesday November 16, 2011

Posted on 11/16/2011 8:44:22 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Jack Abramoff, the fedora-sporting former lobbyist whose name tends to be synonymous with a certain type of corruption scandal, accused Newt Gingrich of just that in an interview with David Gregory for the "Meet The Press" webshow "PRESS Pass."

At about the 15-minute mark of the interview, Gregory asked Abramoff - who finished a jail stint over a year ago on influence-peddling charges and has been promoting his recently-published book - about the strategic counseling fee of over $1 million that was paid to Newt Gingrich by housing giant Freddie Mac.

"What do you make of all that?" Gregory asked.

Abramoff replied, "This is exactly what I'm talking about. People who come to Washington who have public service and they cash in on it. And they use their public service and their access to make money, and unfortunatley Newt Gingrich is one of them who have done it. But far too many of them do it and one of the reforms I propose in my book is to close permanently the door, the revolving door, betweeen public service and cashing in as a lobbyist."

He added after another question, "I don't know if he'll survive this, to be honest with you, this is a very big thing."

"Why?" Gregory asked.

"Because he is doing, and engaging in the exact kind of corruption that America disdains. The very things that anger the Tea Party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement and everybody who is not in a movement and watches washington and says why are these guys getting all this money, why do they all become so rich, why do they have these advantages? Unfortunately Newt seems to play right into it."

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; cronyism; gopestablishment; newtgingrich; notfreemarket; palin; politico; politicobias

1 posted on 11/16/2011 8:44:23 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Takes one to know one I guess.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 8:46:26 PM PST by marty60
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To: Bigtigermike

Here comes the mud. Sling it all out there and see if any of it sticks.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 8:49:01 PM PST by BAW (No Romney.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Why wasn’t it considered corruption when Abramoff gave money to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?


4 posted on 11/16/2011 8:50:18 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: marty60

Exactly.

And I wonder how Abramoff’s pal Grover Norquist has managed to avoid getting busted.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 8:50:55 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Bigtigermike

Can’t believe the MSM is attacking Newt, who according to FR is a well known RINO..sarc/off.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 8:52:41 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Patrick1
"Can’t believe the MSM is attacking Newt, who according to FR is a well known RINO..sarc/off."

Romney is their guy!

They'll keep doing to to any front runner - like dominoes - until Romney is the last guy standing.

7 posted on 11/16/2011 8:56:37 PM PST by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: Bigtigermike

What do you give the MSM, 2 weeks, maybe 3? Before they have Newt ripped to shreds and down 20 points in the polls.

Until now he hasn’t been a serious enough contender to be a target but just wait...


8 posted on 11/16/2011 8:57:09 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Bigtigermike
"This is a BIG effin deal!"


9 posted on 11/16/2011 8:58:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LADY J

Exactly.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 8:59:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marty60

Yeah, exactly right. It’s not like JA is saying that he’s good, just that they’re both bad.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 9:02:20 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Patrick1

If it’s so easy to cover a candidate with blood, why not do it?


12 posted on 11/16/2011 9:04:02 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: bigbob

He’ll start getting hit by the other candidates. Can’t “punch down” you know.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 9:04:55 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Bigtigermike
Palin missed an historic opportunity.

She'd already had been “vetted” to the extreme and was still standing. The MSM was out of ammo.

All she had to do was talk coherently about conservative principles and she'd be on top.

14 posted on 11/16/2011 9:06:08 PM PST by DB
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To: Patrick1
Can’t believe the MSM is attacking Newt, who according to FR is a well known RINO..sarc/off.

Abramoff is now part of the MSM? I don't know why anyone would be shocked or surprised, Newt has been cashing in on his "Mr. Speaker" title ever since he quit, which, BTW, was because he was going to be ejected as the speaker.

15 posted on 11/16/2011 9:18:29 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Bigtigermike

What Abramoff does not explain is that people like Newt Gingrich have that unique ability to get things done in Washington D.C. That ability is the result of years of work with an aptitude that is the best there is. What Abramoff forgets is that $1million that Freddie Mac paid Newt is a reflection of what he is worth. It shows the high value that people who know Newt have for him. It is another indication to the voter of the quality Newt will be as President.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 9:18:42 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Corruption? How is this corruption if Newt isn’t even holding political office?

You want corruption? Corruption is this fascist Obama administration paying off the unions and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac with outrageous bonuses of taxpayer money.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 9:22:49 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Pelham; Hoodat

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Grover Norquist are not running for President.

So, attacking Newt will get more publicity for Abramoff’s book.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 9:25:14 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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19 posted on 11/16/2011 9:27:15 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: SatinDoll

Good point.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 9:28:10 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: VeniVidiVici

You know, any congress critter that exercised the insider trading option legal only for thee, should be booted to the curb—legal schmegal.

I don’t know if that new book has a list of ALL congress critters that have done stock trades using insider info, but be they republican or democrat, they all need to go...

As far as I am concerned republicans are no better than democrats, pox on all their houses. They question we will end up arguing is should the boot of tyranny be a light boot, or a heavy one.

The current crop of republicans in congress are just a bunch of dopes. The Tea Party was successfully corrupted as far as I can tell and I think there is just no hope.

There will be a time very very soon, when I will retire from posting anywhere except Kim Kardashian websites because the government goons will be out in full force to see who has been naughty and who has been nice. Its not fun being an educated peasant.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 9:31:29 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: Prokopton

So what’s your point?


22 posted on 11/16/2011 9:49:53 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Politico. Will they ever do a story on Solandra or Fast and Furious?
23 posted on 11/16/2011 10:02:20 PM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: DB
Palin missed an historic opportunity. She'd already had been “vetted” to the extreme and was still standing. The MSM was out of ammo. All she had to do was talk coherently about conservative principles and she'd be on top.

Disagree. That "vetting" destroyed her national political career for good. Drove her negatives way up and forever ran independents away from her. EXACTLY what they're doing to Cain now. One can survive it as far as being a talking head, radio host, consultant, whatever - but once they put the scarlet letter on your forehead you are done as a presidential contender.
24 posted on 11/16/2011 10:10:14 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Tribune7
Politico. Will they ever do a story on Solandra or Fast and Furious?

No. Why would they, they are left wing hacks who alrerady have people on the right dancing to their tunes.
25 posted on 11/16/2011 10:11:53 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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26 posted on 11/16/2011 10:30:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREHEE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Anything from politicos is to be questioned. Facts are optional to this rag.

BTW - I am no Newt supporter either.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 10:39:37 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: SatinDoll

Abramoff attacks Newt..

Wait while I get my surprised face out.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 10:49:56 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

Abramoff looking for attention in the MSM... Gets more face time on the shows and sells more books.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 3:56:32 AM PST by TBBT
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To: jonrick46

If this kind of garbage is the best America can do, then we should just turn off the lights.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 4:31:15 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: truthfreedom

Exactly! I wonder how Obama would stand up to this scutiny? Oh, that’s right, they will never call him on it.


31 posted on 11/17/2011 5:18:20 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

correct. perhaps Larry Sinclair can get more coverage.


32 posted on 11/17/2011 5:20:01 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: over3Owithabrain
Why would they, they are left wing hacks who alrerady have people on the right dancing to their tunes.

Exactly! Why attack Obama when we can eat our own?

33 posted on 11/17/2011 6:59:37 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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