Skip to comments.Two claim Gingrich lobbied in ’03
Posted on 12/28/2011 2:42:05 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Link only due to posting restrictions
The LINKED article describes Newt Gingrich and a meeting in 2003 with members of Congress urging their support on the Medicare Expansion Bill after he'd left Congress. (It passed -- barely)
The people interviewed are U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ- 6th) and former congressman Butch Otter (both have endorsed Romney). Otter is now the governor of Idaho. They feel Newt Gingrich was lobbying.
Newt and others dispute this.
You can decide.
Red State 2006:
"Thank you, Jeff Flake, Butch Otter and Ron Paul"
"On Tuesday, the House debated the Administration's warrantless wiretapping program, and a Democratic amendment to prohibit funding for electronic surveillance, other than as authorized under FISA or other criminal wiretapping statutes.
As much as I hate to back Democratic initiatives, I was pleased to see this amendment considered by the House. I was even more pleased to see a number of Republicans back the amendment, including several moderates and three notable libertarian voices within Congress: Jeff Flake, Butch Otter and Ron Paul.".........
Who paid Gingrich to lobby those men?
Or or did he talk to them as a concerned citizen?
It’s described in the article.
Hammond says he wasn’t paid.
It sounds like Gingrich occasionally tries to persuade fellow Republicans to support legislation, and a couple of Romney supporters are poisoning the well of good intentions.
I’m beginning to entertain some evil thoughts about Milliard Romney. It is one thing to be a weathercock responding to every political puff of influence, and being mean to the family dog, but scheming to damage another Republican’s professional reputation is unacceptable to all Conservatives. This indicates a serious flaw in the character of the former Gov. of Massachusetts and I believe he is unfit to be President.
This is part of Newt Gingrich’s record and he will have to answer the questions. I did find the Libertarian connection interesting too.
There’s a searchable lobbyist database here which goes back most years between 2011 and 1998: http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/search.php
I did a query on Gingrich and he doesn’t come up.
The dumb powers to be want Roomey and they want it over now.
There’s also another one here: http://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=choosefields
Searched by lobbyist name for ‘Gingrich’. Again, he doesn’t show in the records.
Answering question about past actions is good.
Character assassination via innuendo by another Republican is clearly out of line.
I lobby my kids to keep their room clean every day. That doesn’t make me a “lobbyist.” That term has a very specific meaning.
Who: a private meeting of Republican House members
When: the fall of 2003
For what: Medicare prescription-drug program
Sounds like Newt best describe what was going on and if there are any similar circumstance of this nature.
Maybe romney should answer some bogus questions occasionally.
This shows how easy it is for Perry to make Romney stumble and stammer:
That's -- I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. [video clip] -- Mitt Romney, GOP presidential debate - October 18, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV
I'm sure you can find impeachable offenses being committed there, you Slacker!
Apparently I don’t have to investigate anything.
Alinsky is for Perry now, I see.
Did Perry bring Karl Rove on board?
What’s with the mudslinging from Perrywinkes now?