Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Newt Gingrich 4 - A Racist & Liar

1. Newt Gingrich is a compulsive liar...

Newt is the sort who continually lies when the truth would work better. Now these aren’t big lies, and most are inconsequential. Meaningless really. But it says something about Newt, the man. It goes to character. It speaks to why Newt can spend his entire political career supporting socialist ideas, standing with socialists like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, and many more. It’s how he can support their agenda, at the exact time Conservatives are trying to stop it, and then look you right in the eye and claim he just wanted to be part of the conversation.

Government Mandates: Newt Gingrich and the Art of the Con Explained
One of the biggest cons Newt is pulling, is his on going effort to make people think he doesn’t support pretty much everything included in ObamaCare. 
Newt constantly says he doesn’t support the individual mandate “in ObamaCare” and this is the truth. Newt does not support the individual mandatein ObamaCare but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t support the individual mandate! 
This is how smart Newt is. And make no mistake, Newt is highly intelligent. Newt knows that he can ramble on and on about the individual mandate in ObamaCare and only the most observant, only those who actually know Newt’s real position on the matter will call BS. The average voter just hears Newt is opposed to individual mandates, and moves on. 
Worse than that, after hearing Newt doesn’t support the individual mandate [in ObamaCare] when presented with the facts that Newt actually DOES support individual mandates, as long as it’s in HIS plan, victims of Newt’s con get angry, and will often call you a liar. Or they go into a long explanation telling you that Newt gave a long explanation about it all. 
Newt can talk longer, and say less, than anyone in politics today. 
Even when shown video proof of Newt supporting individual mandates on many occasions, including as late as May of this year, victims of Newt’s con will tell you that you are wrong.
That’s how good Newt is, and why he must never be allowed back in elected office. 
Newt absolutely supports individual mandates. Newt teamed up with Hillary Clinton back in 2005, not only pushing for government mandated health insurance, but showering Hillary with praise in the process. 
Now I think Newt is a true believer, just as he is in the man-made global warming hoax. That said, the $37 million he has been paid by various drug and insurance companies, all with a keen interest in seeing mandated health care insurance become law, wasn’t for “history lessons!”

This following is yet another example of a  position change WITHOUT any external pressure, i.e. another lie...

Gingrich the professor was a strong advocate for scientific research. Gingrich the presidential hopeful? Not so much.

In a November 2000 forum on policy in Science, Gingrich advocated for more government investment in scientific research and technology. In his essay, he specifically highlighted the need to allocate more money for climate research to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He lamented that NOAA is "so strapped for money" that it could barely keep its basic programs running, let alone make major new investments in cutting-edge research.

This sentiment sets Gingrich apart from the current batch of Republicans in Congress, who have long been after NOAA and made the agency's climate work their prime target.

FROM: Newt Gingrich 3 - Individual Mandate Hypocrisy and Ethics Violations


(c) Freddie Mac required action within it's specified "timeframes and will include such other information related to the Services as Freddie Mac may request." i.e. You gotta tell us whatever we want to know (that's what the contract says!)

Another outright lie...

From Newt.Org.

Romney's False Attack: Newt was a lobbyist for Freddie Mac.

The Truth: Newt has never engaged in lobbying, period. Newt made a decision after resigning that he would never be a lobbyist so that nobody would ever question the genuine nature of his advice and perspectives.

At no time did Gingrich lobby for Freddie Mac, or for any client, and neither did anyone in Gingrich’s firm. This prohibition against lobbying was made clear to all Gingrich Group clients. Nor did Gingrich ever advocate against pending legislation affecting Freddie Mac, as some articles have incorrectly alleged. In fact, recent reporting from Bloomberg News on the Gingrich Group’s consulting services for Freddie Mac confirms that Gingrich and his firm were not paid to lobby and that Gingrich never acted as an advocate to stop any legislation or regulation affecting Freddie Mac.

What Mitt Romney said was (extract from here)...

Mitt Romney says Gingrich was a consultant (approx 15 seconds into the video on this link). Look at the information above... it's obvious the part about being a "historian" is an outright lie. Newt replies, "I offered strategic advice" and then goes on a rant to confuse his voters so they could think he's right.

Mitt said Gingrich was a CONSULTANT. What Newt did was re-frame (or rephrase) it so that he would technically be speaking the truth (i.e. he was hired as a consultant NOT as lobbyist)

Here is an extract from Newt Gingrich's contract...

Notice that Corporate interests(i.e. Freddie Mac) come before the people (unless a waiver is given!) [Click Here To Read More]

2. Obvious Racism... 

Can you imagine how this would play against Obama in the General Election? (even the Republican party has moved away from racism, generally speaking, Newt Gingrich is digging a hole for himself in the General election (unless there are only 3-7 debates planned, then he might be able to get away with it). No matter what he will humiliate the Republican party further.

Newt Gingrich Janitor Idea Won't Solve Jobs Crisis

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continued to promote his controversial strategy to fight both child poverty and the jobs crisis: New York City janitors who make "an absurd amount of money" should be fired and replaced by poor schoolchildren, he said.

"You could take one janitor and hire 30-some kids to work in the school for the price of one janitor," Gingrich said. "And those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out. They would actually have money in their pocket."

The idea captures Gingrich's spin on two popular right-wing economic claims: Union workers are overpaid and the poor simply need to work harder to improve their lives.

In South Carolina, Gingrich didn't define an "absurd amount of money," but earlier this month he said, incorrectly, that an entry-level janitor gets paid twice as much as an entry-level teacher. Not only do Gingrich's calculations assume janitors earn much more than they actually do, his theory is deeply flawed, and would likely harm impoverished communities, not help them, researchers say.

The top salary for a New York City public school cleaner -- who generally does the type of work that Gingrich imagines schoolchildren might do -- is $37,710, or $18.13 an hour, according to the Service Employees International Union, which represents all 5,000 janitors. Divided among 30 kids, that would be some $1,257 a year, or a little over $24 a week. Meanwhile, the starting salary for a first-year teacher with no advanced degree is $45,530, more than a cleaner.

It's true that some workers classified as janitors make a decent living (by New York City standards): Custodial engineers in the New York City public school system can earn a top salary of $114,000 a year, but they start around $56,000 a year, and they work as supervisors -- not "entry-level" janitors. Along with supervising other custodians, their job responsibilities include repairing heating and electrical equipment and inspecting buildings. The work requires a high school diploma, or equivalent, along with years of experience, according to the New York City Department of Education.

Either way, if any of those janitorial positions were filled by schoolchildren, labor experts point out, the U.S. would have one less decently paying job.

"Larry Wilmore cracks Newt Gingrich's code for inner city government subsidy recipients."

Previous Statement by Newt Gingrich:“Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works,” the former House speaker said at a campaign event at the Nationwide Insurance offices. “So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash,’ unless it’s illegal.”

"Wyatt Cenac analyzes why it took Newt Gingrich so long to be condescending and dickish to African Americans."

Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.

Gingrich told a town hall meeting at a senior center in Plymouth, N.H., that if the NAACP invites him to its annual convention this year, he'd go there and talk about "why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps."

He also said he'd pitch a new Social Security program aimed at helping young people, particularly African-American males, who he said get the smallest return on Social Security.

Gingrich routinely lambasts President Barack Obama as the "best food stamp president in American history." He also has spoken previously about welcoming an invitation from the NAACP to speak and has been critical of GOP candidates who have not accepted such an invitation.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had no immediate comment on Gingrich's remarks. His campaign spokesman, R.C. Hammond, said the former Georgia congressman has often said the GOP needs to be inclusive of all Americans.

"He has said since he became a presidential candidate that any Republican should always accept an invitation to speak to the NAACP on any topic," Hammond said.

One response...

Why Won’t Black People Let Newt Gingrich Help Them?

Those are the white people, and the good ones (the good ones are the black people that Newt isn’t talking about. You know, the exceptions to the rule). Why the difference? You think it’s because of skin color, but it’s not. As Newt has explained, time and again, it’s because black people haven’t learned how to work. That sounds racist, but he’s not saying they can’t work, or don’t want to work, but that America (and more specifically, liberals) haven’t taught them how to work. Newt’s a historian, remember, and black people do have a history of disproportionate poverty and unemployment that white people don’t.

My fellow liberals attacked Newt Gingrich when he made a series of factual observations about black children, and the example their parents set for them. First, he sensibly recommended that 9-12 year-old children in “poor neighborhoods” (you know what that means, right? “Urban?”) should clean toilets so they would learn to “show up on Monday.”

Other Blog Posts in this series:

1. Newt Gingrich - Consistently Inconsistent (A Quick Introduction)
Sample extract:

1. Gingrich hasn't held statewide office since he was kicked out by his colleagues in 1998!

2. "Most talented politician of his generation" (compared to Bill Clinton!)

3. "He got 1.6 million from Freddie Mac"

2. Newt Gingrich 2 - Despicable?

Question to Ponder: Why is Newt Gingrich against negative adds? Ans: Because the truth will make him despicable to any moral being.

Gingrich ex-wife claims he sought 'open' relationship, candidate won't say 'anything negative': Marianne Gingrich, the former speaker's second wife, also alleged that her ex-husband conducted his affair "in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington."

Senator Bernie Sanders 1

"We must stop this corporate takeover of American democracy" - By Sen. Bernie Sanders


Sen. Sanders Reacts to Pres. Obama's State of the Union Address


1. At 1 minute and 30 seconds: That chart should be ignored as the title is inaccurate (i.e. "Vulture Capitalism", used by Rick Perry to describe private equity, is being used by MSNBC for ALL business)

Here is a better chart by Bill Moyers:
"In recent years, the rich have seen their wealth grow dramatically while the poor and middle class have basically flatlined. It’s no accident, argue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson in their book Winner-Take-All Politics. The infographic below, which draws from Hacker and Pierson’s book, explains how our politicians — on both sides of the isle — fell under the spell of corporate dollars and re-engineered our economic system to favor the wealthy. The dark green line shows the income trajectory for the top 1 percent since 1970, while the light green line shows the bottom 90 percent."...


2. At 2 minutes and 5 seconds: "Clearly in thier hearts and souls, Republicans are there to defend the wealthiest people in this country."

Background information to understand the above comment:

Overview of the Republicans(GOP) by The Colbert Report (backed by news sources)

Overview of "Socialism" by The Colbert Report (backed by news sources)


3. At 3 minutes: "We have to invest in our infrastructure"

IN 2003 "... and this is an economy that's improving! Id hate to see what would happen if our economy was sinking!"...

"You have told the American people that you support a trade policy which is selling them out." ---Rep. Bernard Sanders to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on 7/16/03.

Note: Alan Greenspan supported the idea that it doesn't matter where products are made (as "we have the highest standard of living in the world" -!) Implying that it's OK for jobs to migrate elsewhere....

Related blog posts:

Alan Greenspan, The IMF and The World Bank - Part 1

Alan Greenspan, The IMF and The World Bank - Part 2

... One of the agreements that allowed jobs to leave the country (Gingrich supported this bill) = NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT

"If you look at job creation over the last 20 years in America, you'll notice that we haven't been able to create any jobs in what is called the "tradable sector" of the economy – those jobs that are subject to global competition. The jobs we've created have almost entirely been in industries like health care, government and construction, which are basically local industries shielded from global competition." Fareed Zakaria

Current situation...

"US jobs are still vanishing, as US productivity moves up. And the things we do produce, like fighter jets, are not what your average consumer buys at the store."


4. At 3 minutes 45 seconds: I get nervous when the President talks about working with Republicans "reforming entitlement programs", that means "cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid" (Note: He is referring to the GOP NOT True Republicanism.

Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit because it's funded by the payroll tax which has a 2.5 trillion dollar surplus...

The Social Security con is being promoted through something called an "echo chamber"...

More about the Koch Brothers here

More about echo chambers here and here.


5. 4 minutes: "End these absurd corporate loopholes"

Extract: End Oil Tax Breaks Sen. Sanders pledged Tuesday to introduce legislation that would repeal federal tax breaks and subsidies to the enormously profitable fossil fuel industry, declaring at a Capitol Hill rally that "the most profitable corporations in the world do not need subsidies from the American people," International Business Times, andEnvironment & Energy reported. LINK, LINK

Sanders Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline:

"The president made the correct decision today in rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, and I will fight to ensure Congress does not overturn the decision.

1. Citizens don't want their property destroyed: "See the land owners and citizens of Nebraska as they voice thier concerns about the Trans Canada XL Pipeline which could affect the protected Sandhills and drinking water supply"

2.The Keystone Pipeline creates ONLY a few temporary jobs (i.e. it's a pipeline... how many people do you need to manage the pipes in your house? None): ‎"The State Department said in a report to Congress yesterday that the pipeline would create 5,000 to 6,000 construction jobs during the two years needed to build the project, based on labor expenses TransCanada included in its application."

3. On Fracking...

Fracking DID cause ELEVEN earthquakes in Ohio last year

How fracking might have led to an Ohio earthquake

Ohio Earthquake Likely Caused by Fracking Wastewater

I once explained what a depression would be like here. The "stimulus" was badly mismanaged as shown here because of this.

Just so there is no misunderstanding of my position...

"The more money that is invested into a method that will choke us also sets up the next 'too big too fail' companies, since if we get too a point where we have to cut down on carbon release to survive then we have to bail out the companies or face another contraction [although since effective government spending (stimulus) may be too difficult for the US, we may be better off letting them fail when we get to that point.]"

Solutions for the future:

The study conducted the Blue Green Alliance found that policies such as a renewable electricity mandate would provide steady demand for clean energy and put Americans to work building the components needed to make wind turbines, solar panels and other technologies. "There's no question that our big investment in clean energy can lead to the rebirth of American manufacturing," said David Foster, executive director of the alliance. States with the most potential for creating renewable manufacturing jobs include California with an estimated 95,616 jobs, Texas with 60,100 and Illinois with 56,579.

An example of expensive technology and cheap technology.

Ancient and old tech ignored in favor of inefficient new tech

Some ancient technology for a new age

More examples of cheap tech

Information from PBS NOW related to Oil Politics (all links contain videos and transcripts)

A Few Informational Links On Clean Energy


Honourable Mention...

The Sanders Solution
Racing against an August deadline, the White House and congressional negotiators engaged in rhetorical fencing Wednesday but made no discernable progress on a debt-reduction deal. Meanwhile, more than 78,000 of you so far havesigned a letter by Sen. Bernie Sanders urging President Obama not to capitulate to Republican demands to exclude taxes from the discussion about deficit. "I am concerned about deficit reduction," Sanders said, "but we can do it in a way that does not attack programs that millions and millions of children, elderly, and working families are terribly dependent upon." He laid out several ideas.
1) Repeal Bush-era tax breaks for the top 2 percent of Americans. That would raise at least $700 billion over the next decade. When Bill Clinton was president, taxes were raised on the top 2 percent. What happened?  More than 22 million jobs were created, and Clinton left office with a huge budget surplus. Sanders laid out six other ideas.
2) A 5.4 percent surtax on millionaires and billionaires would raise more than $383 billion over 10 years, according to the Joint Tax Committee.  A millionaire's surtax has the support of 81 percent of the American people according to NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.
3) The U.S. government is actually rewarding companies that move U.S. manufacturing jobs overseas through loopholes in the tax code known as deferral and foreign source income.  During the last decade, the U.S. lost about 30 percent of its manufacturing jobs and over 50,000 factories have been shut down. If we ended the absurdity of providing tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, the Joint Tax Committee has estimated that we could raise more than $582 billion in revenue over the next ten years. 
4) Ending tax breaks and subsidies for big oil and gas companies would reduce the deficit by more than $40 billion over the next 10 years.  The five largest oil companies in the United States have earned about $1 trillion in profits over the past decade.  Meanwhile, in recent years, some of the very largest oil companies in America like Exxon Mobil and Chevron, as I pointed out earlier, have paid absolutely nothing in Federal income taxes. In fact, some of them have actually gotten a rebate from the IRS.  That has got to stop.

General Information:

This is what an Oligarchy/Plutarchy looks like...

(Image source - Note: The above image is NOT a complete list)

When so few, extremely rich people, are competing for attention from politicians they have to spend big (basic free market competition). This is the result...

Gretchen Morgenson on Industry Influence from on Vimeo.

Moyers talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and columnist Gretchen Morgenson on how money and political clout enable industries to escape regulation and enrich executives at the top.

In short, corporate politicians are kinda like this...

Very few politicians are not serving special interests (i.e. they have a background that often doesn't allow empathy and understanding towards the middle class and the poor)...

Senator Bernie Sanders made a Top 10 list for those interested...

Top Ten Tax Avoiders

[Senator Bernie Sanders] BURLINGTON, Vt., March 27 - While hard working Americans fill out their income tax returns this tax season, General Electric and other giant profitable corporations are avoiding U.S. taxes altogether.
With Congress returning to Capitol Hill on Monday to debate steep spending cuts, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations must do their share to help bring down our record-breaking deficit.
Sanders renewed his call for shared sacrifice after it was reported that General Electric and other major corporations paid no U.S. taxes after posting huge profits. Sanders said it is grossly unfair for congressional Republicans to propose major cuts to Head Start, Pell Grants, the Social Security Administration, nutrition grants for pregnant low-income women and the Environmental Protection Agency while ignoring the reality that some of the most profitable corporations pay nothing or almost nothing in federal income taxes.
Sanders compiled a list of some of the 10 worst corporate income tax avoiders.
1)      Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009.  Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.  (Source: Exxon Mobil's 2009 shareholder report filed with the SEC here.)
2)      Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion. (Source: here, ProPublica here and Treasuryhere.)
3)      Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS. (Source: Citizens for Tax Justice hereand The New York Times here.  Note: despite rumors to the contrary, the Times has stood by its story.)
4)      Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.  (Source: See 2009 Chevron annual report here.  Note 15 on page FS-46 of this report shows a U.S. federal income tax liability of $128 million, but that it was able to defer $147 million for a U.S. federal income tax liability of $-19 million)
5)      Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year. .  (Source: Paul Buchheit, professor, DePaul University, here and Citizens for Tax Justice here.)
6)      Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction. (Source: the company's 2009 annual report, pg. 112, here.)
7)      Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.  (Source: Bloomberg News here, ProPublica here, Treasury Department here.)
8)      Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury. (Source: Paul Buchheit, professor, DePaul University, here, ProPublica here, Treasury Department here.)
9)      ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2006 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.  (Sources: Profits can be found here.  The deduction can be found on the company's 2010 SEC 10-K report to shareholders on 2009 finances, pg. 127,here)
10)  Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.  (Source: The New York Times here)
Sanders has called for closing corporate tax loopholes and eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies. He also introduced legislation to impose a 5.4 percent surtax on millionaires that would yield up to $50 billion a year. The senator has said that spending cuts must be paired with new revenue so the federal budget is not balanced solely on the backs of working families.
"We have a deficit problem. It has to be addressed," Sanders said, "but it cannot be addressed on the backs of the sick, the elderly, the poor, young people, the most vulnerable in this country.  The wealthiest people and the largest corporations in this country have got to contribute. We've got to talk about shared sacrifice."

To understand corporations better you can watch the following documentary...

The Corporation (complete, chapters 1 to 23)...


"Afghanistan A Senate amendment calls for an expedited turnover of military control to the Afghan government. The amendment has the bipartisan support of Sens. Sanders and Rand Paul, the Daily Kos blogged."

David Stockman Trashes Reaganomics, Bush Tax Cuts, And Hank "Incompetent, Reckless" Paulson

WASHINGTON, June 25 - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke out today against legislation that would overhaul the government's wiretapping powers and grant legal immunity to telephone companies that took part in President Bush's eavesdropping program without warrants.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Thursday applauded the decision by the United States and other oil-consuming countries to push down energy prices by releasing 60 million barrels of oil from government reserves.

"I voted against extending the Patriot Act today for the same reason I voted against enacting it in 2001: it gives the government far too much power to spy on innocent United States citizens and provides for very little oversight or disclosure. While we must aggressively pursue international terrorists and all of those who would do us harm, we must do it in a way that protects the Constitution and the civil liberties which make us proud to be Americans."

The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposal to roll back tax breaks that benefit the largest oil companies. The White House said the country “cannot afford to maintain these wasteful subsidies.” Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced disappointment after the Senate vote. “I voted to end oil company subsidies because we have a $14 trillion national debt, because some of the most profitable corporations in the history of the world don’t need tax breaks, because some oil companies pay no federal income taxes, and because we desperately need to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Congress cannot balance the budget on the backs of middle-class working families without asking the wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations for shared sacrifice.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Newt Gingrich 3 - Individual Mandate Hypocrisy and Ethics Violations

Newt For President in capsule form...

1. On Individual Mandates

“The third thing I think you have to do, which is for a conservative a little controversial, is I think you’ve got to require everybody to either have insurance or to post a bond,” Gingrich said in 2008 speaking at the Alegent Health Clinic in Nebraska. Read Alegent‘s press release from Gingrich’s 2008 visit

His present position...
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2. On Freddie Mac and Ethics Violations (Which lead to Republicans forcing him out!)

Article: Gingrich Firm Releases Freddie Mac Contract

Newt Gingrich’s consulting firm yesterday released a copy of its 2006 contract with Freddie Mac (FMCC), which covers just one year of his multiple years of service and documents only $300,000 of the $1.6 million he received from the mortgage company.

From CNN:

Gingrich has not denied the $1.7 million amount that his firm reportedly received from Freddie, which was first reported by Bloomberg News. A person familiar with his work for the company told CNNMoney that the figure is "generally accurate."

The Retention Agreement from Freddie Mac is located here.

A few extracts (clauses 1b, 1c, 1d and 9b)...


(b) Services have to be rendered to Freddie Mac based on "legal requirement"... the following is one of the laws congress has passed (notice how easy it would be to commit, what was previously fraud, within the law!)...

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy: "No 3 was the most clarifying: draft laws against the little-known loophole that currently allows members of Congress to pass legislation affecting Delaware-based corporations in which they themselves are investors."

(c) Freddie Mac required action within it's specified "timeframes and will include such other information related to the Services as Freddie Mac may request." i.e. You gotta tell us whatever we want to know (that's what the contract says!)

(d) "Confidentiality is of utmost importance."

Is saying anything more really necessary? If so...

Note:Corporate interests(i.e. Freddie Mac) come before the people (unless a waiver is given!)

With the above information in mind, now watch the following video...


1. Mitt Romney says Gingrich was a consultant (approx 15 seconds). Look at the information above... it's obvious the part about being a "historian" is an outright lie. Newt replies, "I offered strategic advice" and then goes on a rant to confuse his voters so they could think he's right.

2. Mitt Romney wasn't working for the Government and a Corporation at the same time (also called 'conflict of interest'... thus the Delaware law above).

3. When Romney says Gingrich was "influence peddling" he is absolutely correct (see extracts of contract above).

Some more evidence of hypocrisy (notice how easy it would be for Obama to beat him in a debate)...

From CNN:Gingrich's Ethics
House Speaker Newt Gingrich agreed on Dec. 21 to accept the House ethics investigative subcommittee's finding that he should have sought legal advice on the propriety of using tax-deductible donations to fund two college courses that he taught. He also admitted to providing inaccurate information to the ethics committee in two instances.

Just one month later, on Jan. 21, the full House voted 395-28 to approve the House ethics committee's punishment of a reprimand plus a $300,000 penalty. Though it allowed him to hold onto his powerful post, the outcome marked the first time a sitting speaker has been disciplined by the House

What Gingrich said back then...

"I was overconfident, and in some ways, naive. I did not seek personal gain, but my actions did not reflect creditably on the House. ...I accept responsibility for this, and I deeply regret it." -- House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Dec. 21, 1996 

General Information:

To get an idea of how this corporate lobbying in Washington works...

"Bill Moyers and former White House budget director David Stockman on how politics and high finance have turned our economy into a members-only private club."

Moyers & Company Show 102: On Crony Capitalism from on Vimeo.

Look how easily the "liberals" are gonna tear him apart...

(Video source)

An analogy for some context by Mitt Romney...

[Part 2 of this series is here.]

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newt Gingrich 2 - Despicable?

[Note: Part 1 is here.]

Question to Ponder: Why is Newt Gingrich against negative adds?

Gingrich ex-wife claims he sought 'open' relationship, candidate won't say 'anything negative'

Marianne Gingrich, the former speaker's second wife, also alleged that her ex-husband conducted his affair "in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington."

Above: Then and Now: Newt’s Conversion On What’s Acceptable In Presidential Politics

Newt Gingrich opened Thursday’s debate with a full-throated assault on CNN and the media for having dared ask about ugly allegations made by his divorced second wife.

To make an issue of his past personal failings was beneath the forum of a presidential debate, Gingrich roared at host John King.

It was a masterstroke of debate strategy, but there’s good reason that it’s still funny coming from a guy like Gingrich.

So we decided to put a little ‘then and now’ together: Newt back in 1998, on the warpath to impeach President Clinton, and now - with a recently developed aversion to the personal side of presidential politics.

Think about it... Gingrich, with his "in your face" hypocrisy vs. Obama...

(Source: Zakaria: Obama defends foreign policy record)

Romney would at least be competition for Obama, Newt would be slaughtered. (I can continue this article series for a while with Newt's record, while with Romney I've almost run out).

Some articles related to his electability (in the general election):

"Newt’s penchant for apocalyptic rhetoric, revolutionary slogans and promises to fundamentally rethink things tends to get him branded as an agent of bracing changes;"

The (Bad) Ideas Guy: Who Let Newt Gingrich Get Away With The GOP ‘Thinker’ Moniker?"

"PRESENTING: The 11 Craziest Ideas Newt Gingrich Has Ever Had"

To get an idea of the field day President Obama will have destroying Newt Gingrich in the General Election check out these comedians...

Above: ‎"Rick Perry suspends his presidential campaign and endorses Newt Gingrich, and the former House speaker's second ex-wife comes out about his request for an open marriage."


"John Oliver reports from Charleston, SC, on how Newt Gingrich can use his second ex-wife's open-marriage bombshell to his advantage."

On Newt Gingrich's "Ideas"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

GOP 2 - Ron Paul... The Grossly Under-Mentioned Candidate

Notice how much people have to talk about Ron Paul to get him exposure (vs. the other politicians) and how much exposure he actually ends up getting for every 10,000 tweets compared to the others...

As the following article extract explains...

The clear winner in last night’s GOP debate was Texas Congressman Ron Paul. While ABC News and the not so mainstream media continue to black-out his message and campaign, his opponents are stepping forward and unanimously giving credit to Rep. Paul for being right all these years. Paul also rightly claimed the mantle of “the most consistent conservative” of the field of candidates. Ron Paul raised cheers from the crowd more than any other candidate when he uttered the statement, “When you need the government to protect you from yourself, you’re in trouble.”

The final confirmation of Ron Paul’s debate victory was when the event moderators insisted each candidate name one of their opponents and give an example of how he or she inspired or illicited admiration. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney both took that opportunity to tip their hat to Rep. Paul, while former Senator Santorum repeated a statement he’s made at previous debates. It starts out with, “While I don’t always agree with Congressman Paul…”, and concludes with Santorum giving Ron Paul credit for being consistently right on financial and economic issues. Texas Governor Perry gave Rep. Paul credit for educating him on the devastating Federal Reserve system in this country while Mitt Romney gave it up for Ron Paul’s diehard supporters.

You can see the candidates compliment Ron Paul at approximately 11 minutes into the following video...

When the corporate media allows the people to be heard, it's Ron Paul who tops the charts...

Twitter Results: Ron Paul Wins South Carolina GOP Debate...

Some "journalists" may not like Ron Paul but if the Anchor is allowed to speak freely with thier viewers (such as through Twitter), then there is a measurable effect... From Fox News Live...

South Carolina Debate - Ron Paul Highlights (full debate is further below)


6 minutes and 50 seconds - Government came in with social security and medicare (in the 60's) and medicine expanded. [ This has sky-rocketed medical costs, biased research and put children's sanity at risk = Read "Education Part 1 - The Problem Of Psychiatric Drugs"]

14 minutes (SOPA)- "Freedom and the Constitution bring factions together and I think this is a good example" (For the first time every political facebook page all seemed to have the same message - NO to SOPA - The next day it went back to normal.)

18 minutes 50 seconds (On abortion funding through Federal Government) - "All fund are fungible... You need the Government out of that business or you'll always be arguing over who's paying what bills."

It is because of Ron Paul's rise (if you notice when the decision was made) that Obama announced a slimming down of the military. 

Ron Paul is right, just watch what Obama has done in response to him....

1. On the Military "WASHINGTON – Top Pentagon officials stressed Thursday that even the shrinking military they envision under President Obama's new strategy will be strong enough to take on all comers, a view not shared by some leaders on Capitol Hill."

2. In reponse to Ron Paul's 'ending 5 departments'

Obama Seeks New Power to Merge Agencies, Pledges Some Action ‘With or Without Congress’

President Barack Obama wants more power to reorganize the executive branch, powers he says will only be used to make government more efficient.

“This is the same sort of authority that every business owner has to make sure that his or her company keeps pace with the times,” Obama said at the White House Friday. “Let me be clear, I will only use this authority for reforms that result in more efficiency, better service, and a leaner government.”

Finally... people who cant defend themselves (i.e. their views) use insults for Ron Paul such as "kooky"...

"70% Are With Me on Foreign Policy." Ron Paul


A soldier's interview on CNN was cut short before he could speak on foreign policy and Ron Paul brought him back (this was a while ago - link to cut off interview can be found from the video's main page)...

Watch the Full CNN Southern Republican Debate in South Carolina: The Final Four

In short... the only reason Ron Paul is not leading the polls right now is because he is not getting the exposure that he deserves (see image above and the following video link)...

Even when the media does remember Ron Paul, it's only to reassure themselves that there's no need to remember Ron Paul

God Bless.

Relevant Links

Veterans for Ron Paul

The Case For Ron Paul 2012.

Ron Paul at the Huckabee Presidential Forum (With Transcript)

Ron Paul on Israel: Zionism is Based on Independence and Self-Reliance

Is Ron Paul Right on Israel?

Newt Gingrich: Selling Access

Rand Paul: Newt Gingrich Is Part of the Washington Establishment I Was Sent to Fight

Ron Paul’s Plan for Victory: Just Tell the Truth

Ron Paul: Allow Israel to Take Care of Herself

Ron Paul: Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney Are Consistently Inconsistent

Ron Paul: The Banking Establishment Is in Panic Mode

Under Paul Presidency, Welfare Programs Safe for Those Already Dependent

Ron Paul On Jobs Plan - And Cutting 5 Departments/Cabinet Posts

Ron Paul: You Think They Attack Us Because We’re Free and Prosperous?

Ron Paul: Romney "Won't Stand Firm" on Conservative Principles

like former president (and five-star general) Dwight D. Eisenhower, he thinks the current military-industrial complex wields excessive influence on our politics and has become a self-perpetuating engine for counter-productive meddling abroad.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

GOP 1 - The "war party"

"Sanctions are not diplomacy. They are a precursor to war and an embarrassment to a country that pays lip service to free trade." Ron Paul

[For more on Ron Paul's foreign policy positions read this blog post]

‎"Thier main problem with Ron Paul... is because he won't pre-agree to start a war with Iran" - Jon Stewart

What is Jon Stewart talking about?

Well, as Ron Paul put it, "preposterous"...

Or as the Pentagon put it...

Pentagon says Iran concerned primarily with deterring an attack

The Iran question is often posed, as it was in last week's debate to Ron Paul, as a hypothetical. If Iran was proven to have a nuclear weapon what steps would be taken by the US to assure they did not attack Israel? The establishment media is skillful in the presentation and structure of the debate. The question assumes it is the responsibility of the US to protect Israel from a strike by Iran. But more importantly it assumes that Iran has the ability and strategic desire to attack Israel.

This unclassified assessment of Iran's military capability by the US Department of Defense clearly states that "To ensure regime survival, Iran's security strategy is based first on deterring an attack."

The document goes on to make this key statement, "Iran's nuclear program and its willingness to keep open the possibility of developing nuclear weapons is a central part of its deterrent strategy."

But what if the unpredictable Ahmadinejad and company in Tehran suddenly changed their strategy and decided to go on the offensive? Fortunately they would not have the capability according to the DoD which states, "At present Iran's forces are sufficent to deter or defend against conventional threats from Iran's weaker neighbors such as post-war Iraq, the GCC, Azerbaijan or Afghanistan but lack the air power and logistical ability to power much beyond Iran's boarders or to confront regional powers such as Turkey or Israel."

Stated simply Iran wants to obtain the necessary weapons to defend itself in a bad neighborhood where it finds itself surrounded by a global superpower.

The hyping of the potential nuclear program in Iran is Washington's attempt to establish a pretext that would garner public support for a strike/destabilization campaign on Iran. The obvious goal would be regime change.

Or as another writer put it...

Ron Paul's rise has the War Party frothing at the mouth

Why is war pushed so much when even the Pentagon (see above) doesn't eblieve Iran is a direct threat to the United States?

Answer: Because war is a large part of the US economy (in terms of wealth and, if the draft is re-instituted while a war is going on then, in terms of employment as well)...

Tax Dollars At War...

Tax Dollars At War from Softbox on Vimeo.

War profiteers escalate their war on jobs...

How can Romney put his dog on his car roof for 12 hours? How can Newt Gingrich leave his sick wife for another woman? How can Rick Santorum say he would like to put Judges he disagrees with in jail...

Rick Santorum's New Hampshire Roadshow: Terrorist Judges, "Snookered" Reagan, and Fidel Castro

On the Ninth Circuit, a favorite punching bag for conservatives, Santorum said he supported its abolishment—"What the Congress creates, it can uncreate"—or at least tossing out its most liberal judges and replacing them with new ones. He acknowledged there might be some Constitutional problems with just firing the Ninth's judges. His solution: "Maybe we can create a court that puts them in Guam or something like that," a jab that earned him more than a few laughs.

Why so much insensitivity? Well, it kinda goes with the territory of most non-self-made millionaires or billionaires...

As economic inequality in the United States continues to increase, a new study offers some discouraging news for anyone expecting the rich to spontaneously help those who have less.

(A full explanation is here)

And... how do we find the person who is likely to have to most concern for citizens who are not super rich? ...

CNN's Kate Bolduan takes a look at GOP presidential contenders' pricey homes...


Ron Paul is also the ONLY candidate to actually give his congressional pay AWAY!

"What is clear is that members of Congress are getting richer compared not only with the average American worker, but also with other very rich Americans.

"While the median net worth of members of Congress jumped 15 percent from 2004 to 2010, the net worth of the richest 10 percent of Americans remained essentially flat. For all Americans, median net worth dropped 8 percent, based on inflation-adjusted data from Moody’s Analytics.

Going back further, the median wealth of House members grew some two and a half times between 1984 and 2009 in inflation-adjusted dollars, while the wealth of the average American family has actually declined slightly in that same time period, according to data cited by The Washington Post...."

(Image source)

Mainstream press sniggers at Ron Paul’s antiwar message

Not one of these people said a respectful word about the antiwar agenda of Ron Paul. And this is a demonstration of the moral wanting of the left. Occupy Wall Street has done very little to push the antiwar issue; and here comes a politician with populist charm raging against the Patriot Act and drones and saying Muslims are angry at us because we're bombing their countries, and the liberal Establishment won't go near him. For the same reason that the Republican Jewish Coalition didn't invite him to its forum: he is considered out of the mainstream on the Israel issue.

When this is actually a matter of life and death for some people. North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones went from a warmonger to a war-opposer during the Iraq war because of the condolence letters he was signing to soldiers' families. Again, this story is about the complete detachment of the Establishment from the true costs of a disastrous war. During Vietnam the privileged young were at risk of being dragged off to Vietnam and they occupied university presidents' offices. This time they don't care.

Whistling to set off a nuclear bomb (from a movie? I remember this scene) ...and getting solitary confinement (unusually harsh and nonsensical punicshment cause if that's possible we have a bigger problem than this one guy).

Rand Paul Calls Rick Santorum A War-Mongering Moderate

Rand said his father’s view has been distorted and explained that the real question on foreign policy isn’t about who won’t attack another country, but rather who will. And Santorum’s anti-Iran talk is downright dangerous, Rand said.

“Ron Paul does not want [Iran] to have a nuclear weapon, but the question is do you want someone who’s trigger happy to be your commander in chief?,” Rand said.

Santorum is “a little over-eager to drop bombs,” Rand said.

He’s also someone who never served in the military. Ron Paul served in the military, will use force against our enemies if it’s required and if Congress approves of it, but I’m a little concerned about someone who didn’t serve in the military like Santorum, who’s a little over-eager to bomb countries because I don’t think he’s maturely thinking through the process and the consequences of war.

Perspectives from the left (i.e. the peaceful majority)

After Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warms up the crowd at a Labor Day rally, the Tea Party and conservatives suddenly develop an allergic reaction to violent rhetoric...

The failure of gunboat diplomacy...

On Job Creation...

First read about the GOP then watch these videos on Class Warfare (notice how the meaning of class warfare has been reveresed) and then notice just one thing... which side in the following video is for job creation and which side is for shedding jobs (i.e. like Romney's company 'Bain')...

When you have figured out the above there is just one more piece you need to understand why Ron Paul's plan of spending reduction will work as opposed to the other GOP candidates who will reduce spending in everything but war...

This is the clincher...


A. "We gotta start somewhere... that's a million dollars (that we could save) - in contrast to the 700 billion we could save to reduce the deficit from the rich and unfairly untaxed
B . From fox news: Dont tax the rich but 'broaden the tax base' - ignore/cover over the realty of the tax codes C. Taxing the majority (poor) instead of taxing the minority.
D. Heritage institute (Koch Brother funded) are trying to create the image of poor being wealthy cause they have normal second world amenities. (i.e. this will lower standard of living).
E. Demonizing (irresponsible animals) the part of society that is suffering from the excess and scamming of certain individuals on wall street etc.

The next post will contain more proof of the GOP's reverse class warfare.