Skip to comments.(Desperate) Mitt Romney expands attack on Newt Gingrich, slamming work for health-care firms
Posted on 01/23/2012 10:08:29 AM PST by tobyhill
A combative Mitt Romney on Monday broadened his call for Newt Gingrich to release records from his work as a consultant, speculating that those documents and records from a House ethics investigation from his time as speaker could show potentially wrongful activity of some kind.
We could see an October surprise a day from Newt Gingrich, Romney told reporters at a media availability here. And so lets see the records from the ethics investigation, lets see what they show. Lets see who his clients were at the time he was lobbying Republican congressmen for Medicare Part D.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Instead of embracing a conservative message and working hard to deliver it, Mitt chooses to go scorched Earth. It will not help him.
“A combative Mitt Romney”
Does this mean he stopped smiling?
We already know about Newts’ warts. We don’t care. He is a bastard. We know that. We also know that he is NOT a Northeast Liberal.
And we know that no matter how many smoke and mirrors that you buy to make yourself look conservative, it just isn’t so.
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Mitt going nuclear with the personal attacks on Newt shows how desparate he is. GO LEROY GO!
I thought Newt asked for those health care “records” to be released earlier today. And as for the ethics findings, are they not already public record? Perhaps mittwit can find some old mistresses of Newt’s to come forward-—or maybe he can use some of the same ones he found for Cain’s destruction.
She can’t ‘leak’ something that is already ‘public’..
Ricky needs to grow a pair....Newt already has...
Let's see the records from when Romney was Governor.
The records are ALREADY PUBLIC, all 1200+ pages of them.
I will be posting the following information on every thread where these issues are brought forward.
Newt Gingrich, as a consultant, worked about 6 years for Freddie Mac and was paid approximately $250,00.00 per year for his services, not a huge amount for government consulting. Freddie Mac ended the contract and there is an existing non-disclosure clause which prevents Newt from making any details public. Mitt Romney knows that fact and as a businessman looks ridiculous urging another to violate a business contract.
Newt Gingrich has owned three consulting businesses. He has never been a lobbyist, so Romney is lying about Gingrichs past.
Gingrich, when Speaker of the House of Representatives, was charged with over 80 ethics violations. Those were all eventually dropped. (Google: gingrich ethics charges.)
“Sobriety” is a Romney key word used by his trolls.
We had him pegged all along.
At this point in time watching this a-hole Romney, I would either stay home or write in Mickey Mouse before voting for Romney.
He is killing himself in his attempts to kill Gingrich.
“Vote Santorum, early and often!” = “Vote Rommney, early and often!” and later = “Vote Obama, early and often!”
I think your knowledge of this is not well researched. Here's the truth ...
Newt was kicked out by the Moderates(!) ....
"There is no doubt in my mind he had the votes to win the Speakership, but I'm not sure he had the votes to govern," said Kenneth M. Duberstein, a former White House chief of staff ... .... from the article (drum roll please) .....
"What I believe desperately needs to take place is to heal the alienation that currently exists," said Representative Steve Largent of Oklahoma, a conservative football Hall of Famer who announced his own challenge today to Mr. Gingrich's second-in-command, Representative Dick Armey of Texas.
The heart of the Speaker's problems, many Republicans said, is that he had never made an adequate adjustment from being the minority to being the majority, from intense backbench opposition to governing.
The hard-edged partisan bite that worked for Mr. Gingrich in the minority came across as stridency in power, Republicans said. ''Whenever we try to go on the offensive, the White House tries to make Newt the issue and whenever that happens we lose,'' said Peter T. King, a Republican from Long Island.
...... AND the "piste de résistance" ...
When Mr. Gingrich allowed Representative John R. Kasich of Ohio, the budget committee chairman, to try to rally House Republicans around a conservative blueprint for more than $100 billion in new savings, the moderates refused to back it.
Btw, Mr. Speaker is on more state ballots than Rick 11% Santorum.
Or issuing a memo. The keys were struck with a real snap as the memo was typed, too. Tough guy.
Brilliant, Mitt. Make the debate about health care. Really strong area for you in this primary.
If Romney attacked Obama with 5% of the effort that he uses to attack Newt, he would be MUCH better off with conservatives.
yeah, romney has a lot of cred on health care /s
The FBI exonerated Newt of all charges and the only thing he agreed to do was pay for the cost of the time Congress spent on it. This is going to backfire on Romney big time.
What a schwantz.