Skip to comments.Romney Calls on Gingrich to Return Freddie Mac Money
Posted on 12/12/2011 7:34:35 AM PST by TBBT
Asked this morning if Newt Gingrich should give that [Freddie Mac] money back, on Fox and Friends, Mitt Romney said he thought Gingrich should.
I sure do, Romney responded. He was on a debate saying that politicians who took money from Freddie and Fannie should go to jail, which is outrageous in itself. But, look, he says he was in the consulting business. Thats very different than the consulting business other people have been in. He was in the business of connecting folks with government. He was on K street. Its very different than the private sector.
Romney appears to be referring to these remarks Gingrich made in the October Bloomberg/Washington Post debate:
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What you need Mitt is a bombshell. This is more like a cap gun going off.
Impotent and as old as cannon balls bouncing off the sides of ironclads.
Eat Dodd & Frank, not your own.
I'm not a Romney fan at all but to say that it was nothing for Newt to take millions from Fannie and Freddie to hook them up with Conservative/Republicans politicians in order to block regulations on those two entities is absurd. And apparently, it worked!!! Now look where we are.
Both Romney and Newt is weak! Romney for being the wimpy liberal mildew toast that he is and Newt for being a weasel in lying about being a historian and “consulting” when it’s certainly lobbying that he was doing
Ridiculous! Willard, we don’t want you! We never wanted you. You have ZERO chance. Get out NOW. Stop embarrassing yourself.
Mitt is a weasel, and now getting desperate.
And, given that much of Romey's stash was earned "right-sizing" companies (firing people), he's virtually demanding a class warfare tack be taken against himself.
Not smart. Not presidential.
GONG! Thank you for playing.
Mitt sounds.....like he’s grasping at straws. Is he willing to return all of the money that he made at Bain shutting down companies and throwing people out of work? I think likely not.
We are so lucky to see the inadequacy of Mittens before he occupied the Oval Office!
Romney desperation alert!!
Weak and desperate?
I don’t think so. The fact that Romney said it has nothing to do with the truth of the statement.
Maybe romney the used car salesman should return all of the money to the companies that he gutted back in the 80’s through bain capital.
Pot, meet kettle.
“Maybe romney the used car salesman should return all of the money to the companies that he gutted back in the 80s through bain capital.”
Yes, that is also true. Consumate Wall Street Insider, meet Consumate Beltway Insider.
Yeh, that dog is not gonna hunt. Its perfectly legal to act as a private consultant to any business entity you like. Newt was not lobbying and I hope nobody buys into that bunk.
Romney should return all the bailout tainted money he’s received from Wallstreet. He’s topped Obama last time I checked. He’s the #1 recipient of Goldman Sachs $$$. I’m not a Newt defender but I can’t understand why Romney wants to open the money question. It isn’t just desperate its stupid given his super rich position. Just like his 10k bet with Perry. What in the hell was that?
What we are seeing is the Romney who has run for President for over a decade but who has avoided really running. The man who thinks he is so perfect for the job that he doesn’t even have to try to win us over and instead has to play us with a ‘preppy peer pressure’ move trying to put forth an ‘air of inevitability’.
When Newt Gingrich returns from the political dead and is kicking your ass as a follow on to getting your ass kicked by John McCain then you aren’t inevitable you are a ‘dead candidate walking’.
GOP has their CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD ready...
Newt Looks like YOU ARE NEXT!!!
.... triage & surgery for extracting his foot from his mouth....
AND-- perhaps also...
....his head from his.......
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