Skip to comments.Gingrich camp's 'last word' on Freddie Mac - Will not release records
Posted on 11/17/2011 11:58:43 AM PST by Fred
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And they’re turning into the hallamrk of FR right now, sadly. Not enough Freepers shaming these circular firing squad agitprops.
Did I mention crude language? Yes, that's apparently your style as well.
I am stating facts... and the fact is you want pork.
Cain’s problems are fixable, Newt’s are not.
You force me to do this, it is time for an INTERVENTION
Defend Newt’s positions and his history...
First Amend, NOT!!!
Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored the 1987 Pro-Fairness Doctrine Bill
Stop the Insanity say no to Newt
Too many liberal BS positions to list
Newt with his BFFS Princess Nancy, Kerry and Al Sharpton
Newt loves HC mandates always has
Newt Flip Flops on Libya
Ethanol lobbyist Newt Gingrich and usand the future of the GOP
Newt Gingrich on Bailout: “Reluctantly ... Yes”
Newt should just stand firm and move on. The MSM will find some other item to try to smear him on by next week. Now that they have totally trashed Herman Cain they can concentrate on Gingrich.
Just think what would have happened if the MSM had spent as much time investigating Barry Soetoro.
I’m surprised that you’ve been here since 1997.
No one is “forcing” you to do anything. Take responsibility.
The scandal isn't consulting. There's no shame in that. The scandal is that he took the job to convince conservatives that Fannie Mae's housing policies were good for the nation.
And you know that how?
He says he told them their plan was unsustainable.
He was PAID $1.6 million by Freddie Mac. That certainly does "tie" him to them.
Big freaking deal.
Perhaps it wasn't. But perhaps it was. But Newt's claim that he was consulted for his "historical" perspective is ridiculous. No one believes that. It is absurd. Big companies pay ex-Reps for ACCESS and INFLUENCE. Fredie hired 4 ex-Reps, including Gingrich. Did they want Vin Weber for his "history" chops too? If Newt really stands by that claim - LET'S SEE IT.
Not to mention the fact that it was 10 years ago.
Wow. 2008 was 10 years ago? Time sure does fly.
This is a lot more serious than the attacks on Herman.
Gingrich was first hired as a private citizen by Freddie Mac from 1999-2002. Ten years ago. The time frame you’re whining about him being an “historian” for Freddie. Seems to me that the first doubts about Fannie and Freddie’s solvency were brought up about the same time Gingrich left their employ in 2002. Some influence he had at that time.
Then he was hired again in 2006 - 2008 for $300K a year. That worked out real well for Freddie again too, didn’t it? Democrats won the elections in 2006 and swept the House and the Senate. So unless the Democrats have a secret love affair for Newt I seriously doubt he had much influence with a Democrat congress over Fannie and Freddie during the time of his last employment with them.