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Gingrich Earned Twice As Much As Previously Disclosed From Ethanol Lobbying Group
njtoday.net - iWatch News | News Report ^ | 12/19/2011 | John Aloysius Farrell

Posted on 12/20/2011 4:24:14 AM PST by PieterCasparzen

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To: PieterCasparzen

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.


51 posted on 12/20/2011 6:29:58 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Double Tap

You make an excellent point. Now see what the Michigan Republican legislatures are up to - MOVIE SUBSIDIES - disgusting!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2822799/posts


52 posted on 12/20/2011 6:40:46 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: heiss
I appreciate your comment. I also appreciate the FACT that Bachmann or Santorum have a chance, if, if, if. They do have a chance, if only FReepers are voting.

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.

53 posted on 12/20/2011 6:41:30 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Solson; All

Calling all Palin people... remember “death panels”.....

“Gingrich’s 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 System‘s 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.

“Gingrich’s 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 Gingrich’s frequent protestations that he’s 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, here’s 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 doesn’t mean he sold his opinion. It just means he’s not telling the truth when he says he never lobbied.” (Timothy P. Carney, “Gingrich’s lobbying denial is not a denial,” The Washington Examiner, campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com, 11/21/2011)


54 posted on 12/20/2011 6:41:55 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: thackney

Thanks for that link ~!

I just started reading FED UP!..... and cant wait to finish it.


55 posted on 12/20/2011 6:45:45 AM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: PieterCasparzen; All

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...


56 posted on 12/20/2011 6:48:30 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

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!


57 posted on 12/20/2011 6:49:31 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

So you’d like to see a lobbyist as President ?


58 posted on 12/20/2011 6:51:54 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: sodpoodle

>> 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!


59 posted on 12/20/2011 7:10:48 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: PieterCasparzen
>> I mean consultant <<

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!

60 posted on 12/20/2011 7:18:08 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: milwguy

>> a former Washington insider <<

Former? Since when?


61 posted on 12/20/2011 7:22:14 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

Nobody leaves.

(there’s a comment cryin’ out for pics).


62 posted on 12/20/2011 7:35:01 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: milwguy

What do you thing of Governor Walker?


63 posted on 12/20/2011 7:35:34 AM PST by duckln
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To: Hawthorn

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.


64 posted on 12/20/2011 7:37:08 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: duckln

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.


65 posted on 12/20/2011 7:47:15 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy
That's a pretty good description of Newt.
66 posted on 12/20/2011 7:57:55 AM PST by duckln
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To: PieterCasparzen

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.


67 posted on 12/20/2011 7:58:47 AM PST by driftless2
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To: PieterCasparzen

Apparently they needed a historian just like Freddie and Fannie. Only a desperate fool would support this crook for president.


68 posted on 12/20/2011 8:08:13 AM PST by Jay Redhawk
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69 posted on 12/20/2011 9:14:03 AM PST by Huck (No.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Exactly! Was it illegal? NO.


70 posted on 12/20/2011 9:30:12 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Exactly! Was it illegal? NO.


71 posted on 12/20/2011 9:30:50 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Venturer
I am not crazy for newt either, but what he earned is no problem for me...what has the X president Clinton earned by peddling influence.. I remember back when Bush 1 and Reagan were demonized for earning money after the presidency for giving speeches....democrats/media have no shame.... Hope Newt earns lots, the term EARNS is foreign to the media.
72 posted on 12/20/2011 9:45:49 AM PST by goat granny
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To: sodpoodle
"What are your solutions to this entrenched status quo?"

Gee, I dunno. Maybe get over our collective case of Stockholm Syndrome long enough to at least try electing someone who's not recently been on the payroll of (and beholden to) nearly every major lobby in that entrenched status quo?

Or we could just give up and let them scare-monger us into voting for another one of their boys -- and then hope against hope that they'll suddenly quit screwing us over out of the kindness of their hearts. Do you not see the inherent insanity of this approach?
73 posted on 12/20/2011 11:04:21 AM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty was overrated)
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To: goat granny

Cheslsea just got herself a damned nice job thanks to Bubba and Hillary.


74 posted on 12/20/2011 12:54:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: PieterCasparzen

Stop trying so hard to trash Newt .
You smell like an election troll !


75 posted on 12/20/2011 7:29:33 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt

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!


76 posted on 12/20/2011 8:01:01 PM PST by Pravious
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To: ncalburt; goat granny; All
Hope Newt earns lots, the term EARNS is foreign to the media.

Stop trying so hard to trash Newt . You smell like an election troll !

How much Newt earns and who he earns it from is not an issue. This is a free country, he can earn whatever he wants from whomever he wants as long as he doesn't break the law and he pays his taxes. And I found nothing to indicate that Newt has not legitimately earned over the last decade.

That is not what the "lobbying" claims are pointing out.

The lobbying claims I - and many other conservatives - are making have to do with whether he is the best candidate.

Amongst conservatives, for over 200 years in America, lobbyists (or whatever they were called before they were called lobbyists) were seen as "not good" to elect to public office. Something about a "REVOLVING DOOR", where lobbyists go to work for the government, and government employees go to work lobbying the government.

The Tea Party RAILED against such behavior - only a few months ago.

Now that Newt is the front runner, there are actually millions of people who just one month ago were RAILING against the "revolving door" - now, like maroons - are screaming that one of the biggest "revolving door" guys ever, is their special candidate.

Just admit your mistake - your conservative friends are telling you about Newt's lobbying in brotherly love and concern - we will not hold your mistake over you. All of us have been "taken" by one swindle or another in our lives, and we readily admit it.

If we elect a lobbyist - we are very, very stupid. Not that he should not be a lobbyist - IT'S A FREE COUNTRY. But electing a lobbyist President, that's the mother of all stupid moves for America. I mean, come, really. My birthday was yesterday, I wasn't born yesterday.
77 posted on 12/21/2011 12:20:09 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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