Skip to comments.Gingrich Says He Was Acting as a Citizen, Not a Lobbyist
Posted on 12/01/2011 2:20:51 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
Newt Gingrich said on Wednesday night that his advocacy with state and federal legislators for policies that would help his paying clients was in keeping with his role as a citizen, and was not evidence that he ever acted as a lobbyist.
Speaking in an interview with the Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, Mr. Gingrich appeared to be referring to an article in The New York Times on Wednesday detailing how he has made millions of dollars while helping his corporate clients promote themselves to and gain access to state and federal officials.
He referred to a news briefing mentioned in the article in which he joined with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2005 to promote a bill co-sponsored by Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Representative Tim Murphy, Republican of Pennsylvania, that would have increased the use of electronic medical health records.
You might say to yourself gosh, why would a Newt Gingrich do that? he told Mr. Hannity in the interview on Wednesday. The answer is simple. You want to get a message out in the news media, and you put Gingrich and Hillary together, and Patrick Kennedy with Gingrich, youre going to get huge press coverage.
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Look at all the Republicans in the background with Newt at this rally.
A Clintonian parsing.....
Exactly how stupid does Newt think we are?
Well in this case I believe it had to do with electronic medical records?
Some would say the ability to work with democrats is perceived as a good thing. I’m not saying that but I’m not ready to vilify Gingrich, either.
Can’t keep villifying all these republicans.
Well I guess we bettle just settle for Romney then.
***What message would anyone in their right mind share with Pelosi and Hitlery?***
The free-enterprise point of view!!!!!
Well I guess we better just settle for Romney then.
"Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joseph I. Lieberman, left, and Rick Santorum introduced a bill yesterday on media and child development."
March 10, 2005
I guess it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is.
When newt opens his mouth, the next sound you hear will be a lie.
We should all settle on Bachman, for all of her flaws.
He needs to walk that one back. Pure and utter BS.
In YOUR world democrats only work with other democrats to write legislation, and republicans only work with republicans to write legislation.
In the world of reality, both democrats and republicans are known to write legislation TOGETHER on issues that they DO share a common interest.
But of the three of them, which one looks out of place with that issue? The Orthodox Jew, the devout Catholic or the Godless 60’s radical retread. It looks to me that Hitlery was shoehorning in to appear sensible. Now the Newt pic on the other hand...
As much as Newt is a hypocrit, Bachmann is a liar prone to hysterics.
150 Seconds of Newt Hypocrisy in Action
A MUST WATCH!
FWIW, I am a Herman Cain Supporter
It's quite a world we live in today from all of that bipartisanship. Leftist advocate their issues. Our guys give up their principles to get along. We all sink like a stone under an oppressive Gov't.
Spin it all you want. Three pigs in a poke. You asked the question. What conservative would do a photo-op with Hillary. Answer: Your buddy, Sen. Numbnuts.
Look at you, all happy to parrot the drivel of the nyt!
But not on issues like Global Warming, Amnesty, Health Care Mandates and Freddie/Fannie funding.
Newt needs to stick with consulting with his Lobby friends, RINOS and DEMS.
No to Newt!