According to the exit polls in the South Carolina primary held Saturday, the “true conservative” won. And according to early sports polling, the Green Bay Packers would be playing for the 2012 Super bowl title. Hey, everyone gets something wrong now and again.
The similarity (I hope) in the two polls listed above, is that these observations were being made really early in the season. As we now know, the Green bay Packers fell short of their expectations, and I hope America will realize that Newt Gingrich is a moderate in conservative clothing.
Gingrich has consistently demonstrated this through his defense, and offense, on numerous issues. Due to my editor limiting me to 500 words, I’ll just name a few.
In 2008, Gingrich wrote in his book entitled Real Change, “Finally, we should insist that everyone above a certain level, buy coverage (or if they are opposed to insurance, post a bond). Meanwhile, we should provide tax credits, or subsidize private insurance for the poor.”
Gingrich was supporting a nationalized health care system. Not a system designed to meet the needs of an individual state, but a nationalized mandate. He was also quoted as saying in 1993 on Meet the Press, “I am for people, individuals - exactly like automobile insurance - having health insurance and being required to have health insurance….” Ironically President Barack Obama also said in August of 2008, while trying to rally support “(Obamacare) should not be controversial … the individual mandate’s important … It’s just like your car insurance …”
More recently, Gingrich showed he is not for free-market capitalism. He did this because he was angry about the negative ad’s being run against him in Iowa. Just like he allowed a government shut down because he was angry at then-President Bill Clinton.
On Fox and Friends January 12, 2012, he defended his attack by saying, “When you have a circumstance where they made a lot of money, and the company went broke; it’s legitimate to ask the question.” When challenged by the hosts reply, “But Mr. Speaker you are attacking the essence of capitalism,” Gingrich became angry, and did not stop ranting until they had to cut him off by a commercial…
Then there is the time Gingrich spent “on the couch” with Nancy Pelosi. He stated it was a one-time error, even referring to it as a mistake. Yet over the 12 years they spent together, they co-sponsored 418 bills, including one that would have given $60 million a year, to a UN program, supporting China’s brutal one-child policy. ( H.R. 1078, introduced in February 1989.)
I am very wary of someone who spent that much time “on the couch” with Nancy Pelosi, yet invokes the name of Ronald Regan as he does it.
T.S. Romney currently lives on a road halfway between Zion and Purgatory. He is the published author of The Little Star Story, and the series Legend of The Bully Slayer, set to be released in February 2012.