Skip to comments.Gingrich Earned Twice As Much As Previously Disclosed From Ethanol Lobbying Group
Posted on 12/20/2011 4:24:14 AM PST by PieterCasparzen
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And this STILL doesn’t make him a LOBBYIST for Ethanol. IF you’re a lobbyist, you have to register as a LOBBYIST and the whole world knows it. To advise on strategy and “speak positively to the media” is NOT a lobbyist.
You make an excellent point. Now see what the Michigan Republican legislatures are up to - MOVIE SUBSIDIES - disgusting!!!
I like Palin, but I am not sure at this point if she could win either.
I am also not concerned with labels, RINO vs not RINO, conservative vs anti-conservatives, electable vs unelectable. Labels have different meanings to each person using them. I am only concerned with what a candidate proposes and whether they have the intelligence and experience to effect the kind of change we need. Should we not elect someone who can turn this country around, America as we know and love it will be gone.
Calling all Palin people... remember “death panels”.....
Gingrichs consulting business and think tank had more than 300 members and clients, generating gross revenue of nearly $55 million between 2001 and 2010, according to a statement by former Gingrich aide Desmond, who remains chairman and chief executive of the operation. (Karen Tumulty and Dan Eggen, Newt Gingrich Inc.: How the GOP hopeful went from political flameout to fortune, The Washington Post, www.washingtonpost.com, 11/26/2011)
Gingrich also broke from the right when he praised his client Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems end-of-life best practice as one that empowers patients and families. At the height of the health care debate in which end-of-life care became a key dividing issue between Republicans and Democrats, Gingrich stood out alone in the Republican field.
Gingrichs campaign has said the firm brings in revenue of $5 million a year, a figure Meyers would not confirm. (Huma Khan, Newt Gingrich Had Lucrative Health Industry Ties, ABC News,abcnews.go.com, 11/18/2011)
Despite Gingrichs frequent protestations that hes never technically lobbied, there appears to be a great deal of anecdotal evidence that the former House Speaker has directly sought to influence legislation since leaving office.
Multiple sources have told me and the Washington Post stories of Newt privately pushing members to vote Aye the position of the drug clients he had. So, again, heres the story, based on multiple sources, and never denied by Gingrich, in bullet points:
* Drug companies were paying Gingrich to help them pass the drug bill
* Gingrich was privately leaning on lawmakers to pass the bill
That sounds a lot like lobbying for the drug companies. It doesnt mean he sold his opinion. It just means hes not telling the truth when he says he never lobbied. (Timothy P. Carney, Gingrichs lobbying denial is not a denial, The Washington Examiner, campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com, 11/21/2011)
Thanks for that link ~!
I just started reading FED UP!..... and cant wait to finish it.
That content came off of Bachmann’s site.
But the stories should be easy to VERIFY. TRUST BUT VERIFY.
There’s more there on her site if anyone wants to check it out and then check her facts.
And hey, take your search engine of choice, plug in “gingrich” and “lobby” or “ethanol” or “fannie” or whatever and see what you find.
If his record will stand up to your scrutiny, then why not check it out, you can only confirm that he’s the best candidate.
But if you find dozens of troubling articles that simply tell the facts of who, what where and when and you disagree with Newt’s positions... then why in the world would you vote for him ?????
I’d look for the candidate that I disagreed with the least and agreed with the most. Based on their actual record.
It’s easy with the innermenet.
The founding fathers would be proud...
So some business firm hired Gingrich to do some consulting for them, and then they paid him for it. Well, for the crime of accepting payment for services rendered, throw Newt into the maximum security prison!
So you’d like to see a lobbyist as President ?
>> a knowlegeable individual with respect to government regulation and the players in Congress <<
But of course, he certainly wasn’t a “lobbyist” for these folks. Just a hardworking historian, doncha know!
No, no, no. You got it wrong. He's just a modest, soft-spoken historian.
You see, his only job for the ethanol people was to explain to them the history of alternative energy sources. No "consulting" -- and definitely no lobbying!
>> a former Washington insider <<
Former? Since when?
(there’s a comment cryin’ out for pics).
What do you thing of Governor Walker?
Newt left elected office after only 20 years in Congress. That is short by most standards. He was a lightening rod & eased out by his GOP cannibalizing colleagues (who are still there)!!
Even if he had wanted to make a living as a K-Street lobbyist, there was no possibility - he had no leverage.
Could he have returned to academia for income? Doubtful, he had been denied tenure earlier in his career.
What did he do? Wrote educational books and began a consulting company to help people navigate the corridors of power and punishment. He found a need and filled it.
Walker is great, but needs to survive the recall election. He is the left’s worst nightmare and they are doing everything in their power to destroy him now.
Newt is definitely NOT!!! my ideal choice. He’s got a lot of baggage and probably still has quirks that make people wonder about what’s rattling around inside his cranium. But I would pick him before I’d pick Romney...granted not too hard a choice concerning Mitt. If he did something illegal, then criticize him for it. If what he did was legal, I can’t carp about him being paid for it. Incidentally, I’d like to cease all ethanol susbsidies tout suite.
Apparently they needed a historian just like Freddie and Fannie. Only a desperate fool would support this crook for president.
Exactly! Was it illegal? NO.
Exactly! Was it illegal? NO.
Cheslsea just got herself a damned nice job thanks to Bubba and Hillary.
Stop trying so hard to trash Newt .
You smell like an election troll !
Indeed. I heard Ann Coulter trashing Gingrich on Hannity’s show today, whining that he was someone who liked to make shocking statements just to get attention... Geez, talk about hypocrisy!