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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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To: Fred

No one is “forcing” you to do anything. Take responsibility.

61 posted on 11/17/2011 2:45:11 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: G Larry
Consulting for Freddie Mac at $177K per year, is something quite short of “scandal”.

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.

62 posted on 11/17/2011 3:29:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: BfloGuy

Oh Really?
And you know that how?

He says he told them their plan was unsustainable.

63 posted on 11/17/2011 4:30:21 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
So really what this whole bogus kerfuffle is about is the fact that the Democrats, and a lot of people on FR, can tie the Gingrich name to Freddie Mac.

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.

64 posted on 11/17/2011 5:18:22 PM PST by montag813
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To: Fred
Stick a fork in Newt

This is a lot more serious than the attacks on Herman.

65 posted on 11/17/2011 5:19:52 PM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: montag813

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.

66 posted on 11/17/2011 6:57:30 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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