As far as I can see, neither Romney nor Gingrich is a conservative. Romney's track record as a devotee of Big Government is clear and undisputed and I will not vote for him.
Gingrich has previously endorsed an individual mandate in health-care, lobbied in favor of Bush's expansion of Medicare Part D, and endorsed the environmentalist wet dream of a carbon cap-and-trade market. He seems to be back-tracking furiously on all of these at the moment, but that doesn't reassure me. I'd greatly prefer a candidate whose positions a few years ago were the same ones he's espousing now that he's running for president.
Yet... the same guy was the FACE of the most far reaching conservative legislation since Ronald Reagan was President. Really, Contract For America probably stands second only to the Reagan Tax Cuts, and Newt was the guy on that, he wasn’t just bragging.
posted on 01/26/2012 12:58:42 PM PST
To: AnotherUnixGeek; veritas2002
endorsed the environmentalist wet dream of a carbon cap-and-trade market
This is an out and out lie. He testified in Congress AGAINST crap and tax. And wrote a book in 2008, Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less.
endorsed an individual mandate in health-care,
Gingrich has addressed this repeatedly saying it's unconstitutional. He also addressed it in a debate saying they were grasping at anything to stop HillaryCare and the mandate was an awful solution.
posted on 01/26/2012 1:06:53 PM PST
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