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Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac
CNN ^ | 2011-11-16

Posted on 11/16/2011 4:46:25 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Webster City, Iowa (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich denies he was paid to lobby Republicans for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, fellow Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday challenged Gingrich's denial.

"Whether former Speaker Gingrich made $300,000 or whether he made $2 million, the point is that he took money to also influence senior Republicans to be favorable toward Fannie and Freddie," Bachmann said after a campaign event in Webster City, Iowa.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann2012; biggovernment; dnc4gingrich; economy; freddiemac; gingrich; gingrich4fascism; gingrich4obama; gingrich4socialism; gingrichantiteaparty; gse; housing
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Go Michele go!!!
1 posted on 11/16/2011 4:46:27 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree. Newtie needs a good roto rootin.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 4:48:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: rabscuttle385
She is correct, go for it lady, they would do it to you.
5 posted on 11/16/2011 4:48:28 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does she ever go after Romney, or just the other frontrunners?


6 posted on 11/16/2011 4:49:22 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: rabscuttle385

Where?

Her campaign certainly hasn’t gone anywhere.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 4:49:53 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: rabscuttle385

HOORAY Michele!

Newt Gingrich is the smartest con-man in any room he enters.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 4:50:44 PM PST by PGalt
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To: rabscuttle385
Freddie Mac Loses $4.4B in Third Quarter, Requests $6B More From Treasury

AP via Fox News ^ | November 03, 2011 | Associated Press

Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has requested $6 billion in additional aid after posting a wider loss in the third quarter.

Freddie Mac said Thursday that it lost $4.4 billion, or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. That compares with a loss of $4.1 billion, or $1.25 a share, in the same quarter of 2010.

This quarter's $6 billion request from taxpayers is the largest since April 2010.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...

9 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:15 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Whether former Speaker Gingrich made $300,000 or whether he made $2 million, the point is that he took money to also influence senior Republicans to be favorable toward Fannie and Freddie," Bachmann said after a campaign event in Webster City, Iowa.

Michele never twists the truth, she is spot on however Newt is the king of speak and will make the inappropriate appropriate through speak.

10 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:15 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac"

Let's be even more specific!

"Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac on Behalf of the Democratic Party and the Democrat dominated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac!"

11 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:21 PM PST by avacado
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To: mgstarr

This won’t help


12 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:36 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: org.whodat

“She is correct, go for it lady, they would do it to you.”

WHAT AN ASININE STATEMENT TO MAKE. SHE HAS NO PROOF OF THAT STATEMENT AND SHE IS CO-OPERATING WITH - GET READY FOR IT - CNN - TO MAKE IT.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 4:57:04 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: rabscuttle385
Go Michele go!!!

Gingrich will have to answer these questions, but it won't help Bachmann any. Michele wrecked her campaign with her screeching over reaction to the HPV thing, and it is pretty clear Republican primary voters do not consider her presidential.

Also, Ron Paul will not be the nominee.

14 posted on 11/16/2011 4:59:29 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: rabscuttle385

Kinda like her being paid by big corn to ‘influence’ folks, huh?


15 posted on 11/16/2011 5:01:44 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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16 posted on 11/16/2011 5:02:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: jessduntno
New has already admitted taking nearly 2 million, and you think it was for history lessons, I have a very exclusive bridge stock you may have an interest in, you may triple your money in six months, and it is guaranteed by bernie madoff.
17 posted on 11/16/2011 5:06:02 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: jessduntno

I like Michelle but she seems unwilling to learn. Reagan’s 11th commandment. There are many reasons why Newt is rising in the polls. Going after the real enemy, Obama, instead of the friendlies is one of them. Michelle, you’re marginalizing yourself even further. Sad what’s happened to you. I had great hopes.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 5:07:11 PM PST by Confab
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To: Confab
Reagan’s 11th commandment.

That only applies to Republicans.

Going after the real enemy, Obama

As opposed to what? A fake enemy?

An enemy is an enemy is an enemy.

instead of the friendlies

Neither Mitt nor Newt are your friends.

In fact, like most Beltway insiders, they look down on FReepers as provincial cretins.

19 posted on 11/16/2011 5:09:28 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
I have been reading the FR threads for years so I know a thing or two about the facts and the fiction from what is opined here. I would like to remind everyone that if you are busy degrading Newt or Cain or any of the other candidates you are not focused on center mass! Obama is where the media should be getting their news but they choose to feed the weak minded everything but. All of us should realize this. Don't be a pawn in the mindless exercise of repetition. The objective is to remove the amateur from the White House!
20 posted on 11/16/2011 5:10:32 PM PST by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: Confab

Being a member of Congress she may have information on how Newt was involved in consulting with Republicans in Congress, which I guess turns consulting into Lobbying.

Time will tell.

I agree with one other poster, Newt is a seasoned con artist.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 5:12:29 PM PST by not2worry
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To: rabscuttle385

I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

He won’t get my vote. Never had a chance.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 5:13:32 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: rabscuttle385

So what? The guy at Sears is paid to influence me to buy a Kenmore. A lot of people hire sales people and consultants to sell a product or idea. Nothing illegal about it.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 5:17:01 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: 7thOF7th

No, the objective is to elect a conservative. Replacing a Marxist with a fascist does no good...in the short or the long run!


24 posted on 11/16/2011 5:18:13 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Confab

“I had great hopes.”

Yeah, whatever. NOBODY in this ridiculous pre-primary debate period is observing the “11th commandment”.


25 posted on 11/16/2011 5:20:53 PM PST by ngat
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To: rabscuttle385

She is baaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkk! They are all crazies. Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Huntsman....!


26 posted on 11/16/2011 5:26:26 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: rabscuttle385

Sure am glad to see us eat our own...until none are left except Romney. Oh, sorry, I stole Obama’s line.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 5:26:56 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: rabscuttle385

wow!

now newt gets his due.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 5:30:37 PM PST by ken21
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29 posted on 11/16/2011 5:36:45 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Longbow1969

You’re gonna get for that!!


30 posted on 11/16/2011 5:36:52 PM PST by ontap
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To: org.whodat

What’s wrong with Newt making money??


31 posted on 11/16/2011 5:37:45 PM PST by ontap
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To: org.whodat

New has already admitted taking nearly 2 million, and you think it was for history lessons...”

Until proven otherwise, people are innocent. Your proof of wrongdoing? None? I thought so.

Working for someone neither implies that you endorse nor does it mean that you constructed their policies. Show me your proof or STFU.

Go fools and gossip mongers attacking other Republicans...RR would loathe you...go back to your home under the bridge.


32 posted on 11/16/2011 5:38:14 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: indianrightwinger

Mitt fan Huh!!


33 posted on 11/16/2011 5:39:00 PM PST by ontap
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To: rabscuttle385
My objective is to get rid of Obama and any of these candidates will be an immense improvement!!!
34 posted on 11/16/2011 5:40:35 PM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

Nothing your great great grand children will be paying interest on it to the Chinese. Make sure you leave them a thank you note.


35 posted on 11/16/2011 5:41:30 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: federal__reserve
If true it will hurt.

It's obviously true. He claims they hired him as a historian. Yeah, right.

There is nothing dishonorable about being a lobbyist.

After all, the Constitution guarantees us the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. But when the grievance is that the government is giving mortgages to unqualified people, and Gingrich is supporting it, then criticism of him is valid.

36 posted on 11/16/2011 5:49:07 PM PST by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: org.whodat
Newt was one consultant so you can hardly blame him for what happened. He was a private businessman engaging in a perfectly legal practice. I don't particularly like it but if the shoe was on the other foot and some one offered to pay me 2 million to promote them I would jump on it. Any other consulting firm would too. If this sort of think upsets you wait till you here what lawyers do!!!
37 posted on 11/16/2011 5:51:19 PM PST by ontap
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To: ontap

here = hear


38 posted on 11/16/2011 5:52:59 PM PST by ontap
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To: FrankR; All

You say: “So what? The guy at Sears is paid to influence me to buy a Kenmore. A lot of people hire sales people and consultants to sell a product or idea. Nothing illegal about it.”

Good analogy.

They hired Newt/his Consulting co to look into their dealings and, hopefully, then report good things about them.

Instead, He told them their debacle wouldn’t work - that it was “insane.”

Sometimes,, the consultant you hire tells you the truth - so you won’t end up in disaster. They didn’t take the advise - and it’s catching up with them.

on Fannie & freddie - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtjfMjjce2Y&feature=related

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-15/gingrich-said-to-be-paid-by-freddie-mac-to-win-republican-allies.html

I long for the days when the majority of fREEPERS didn’t shoot from the hip, didn’t swallow whatever the LameSlime media printed, that didn’t read just the headline and run with it, but did a little research before passing on half truths and outright lies.

SOME of you might enjoy this he said on Pelosi - 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACek8xwMpJs&feature=related

testifying on global warming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7VUg7nG3lw&feature=related


39 posted on 11/16/2011 5:56:20 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: ontap
Means nothing, what means something is how bad obummer can stick this up his rear, if we were stupid enough to nominate newt. Newt had a good retirement and expense account, but it would not keep up with his jewelry account.
40 posted on 11/16/2011 5:56:49 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385
No, the objective is to elect a conservative. Replacing a Marxist with a fascist does no good...in the short or the long run!

Wow - You've rubber-banded that about as far as it will stretch. Hope it doesn't snap on you -

on second thought

41 posted on 11/16/2011 5:58:44 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: org.whodat
If he was paid two mil I would say he was keeping up pretty good!!
42 posted on 11/16/2011 5:59:27 PM PST by ontap
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To: ontap
Newt just said he only did it because he wanted to help poor people get into homes, guess that leaves no question as to his support of the community reinvestment act. Interesting. He still supports and wants to improve the “Community Reinvestment act.” So you people need to get off dodds and franks rump. ROFLOL, just said so on mark's show.
43 posted on 11/16/2011 6:09:11 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

She’s Mittens’ attack dog. She NEVER says a bad thing about Mittens. I used to like her until it became obvious that she was just an attack dog for Romney... The 1%’ers need to just drop out - Huntsman, Santorum, and Bachmann. Paul won’t drop out until well into the primaries, if even then. Newt has plenty of warts, but the guy led an unbelievable revolution in 1994 - and I love how he doesn’t take crap from the MSM. Bachmann’s only game is to attack whoever surges ahead of Mittens.... first Perry (Gardasil), Cain (the wimmen), and now Newt (Freddie). Sure, she goes after Obama but acts like she is the only one in Congress who wants to repeal Obamacare and all the other crap sandwiches. She isn’t the only one. In a way, Pawlenty was right - she spouted a lot of “I led the fight” but what did she actually accomplish?


44 posted on 11/16/2011 6:11:05 PM PST by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. Sam the Eagle for POTUS 2012!)
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Was laughing. he just said so on marks show, so let's get on to making more of those loans, how long until tarp 2.
45 posted on 11/16/2011 6:11:33 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: PGalt
Newt Gingrich is the smartest con-man in any room he enters.

Ya think? Educational and entertaining

(1/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrqeNZUTEIE&feature=related (2/3) Newt Gingrich: " Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWFDlNNhh4&feature=related (3/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT2Z-C5gQnQ&feature=related

46 posted on 11/16/2011 6:16:48 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: PGalt
Newt Gingrich is the smartest con-man in any room he enters.

Ya think? Educational and entertaining

(1/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrqeNZUTEIE&feature=related

(2/3) Newt Gingrich: " Phoney War" - Full Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWFDlNNhh4&feature=related

(3/3) Newt Gingrich: "Phoney War" - Full Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT2Z-C5gQnQ&feature=related

47 posted on 11/16/2011 6:17:46 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: jessduntno
SHE HAS NO PROOF OF THAT STATEMENT

Ahh, yea. Newt's my second choice, but still, she's right about that. He was hired to be a spokesman for Freddie and that's what he did. And no, he didn't do any lobbying; notice how when the issue came up Newt was very quick to make the issue about whether he did any lobbying or not. He can easily, and truthfully, defend himself from such charges and so that's the level on which he wants to defend himself. That's political experience there on his part.

48 posted on 11/16/2011 6:19:09 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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Well she went negative on Palin using her surrogate Rollins and now negative on Newt, Gingrich and Palin have only gone negative on Obama.....

That says a lot.

Gingrich got us a pub majority and the Contract with America, Bachmann has accomplished???????????


49 posted on 11/16/2011 6:19:54 PM PST by Leto
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To: Longbow1969
I was a big time Bachmann supporter until she went after Palin. This latest stunt is just plain nasty. The idiot should let the media do her bidding.

This b!tch is too stupid to be President.

50 posted on 11/16/2011 6:22:01 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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