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"No Newt is Good Newt"

By Scott Rohter, May 2016



“You can fool all of the people some of the time and you can fool
some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool
all of the people all of the time.” –Abraham Lincoln


"Newt Gingrich's Contract with America didn't really change anything because it didn't address the root cause of America's problems. It was as phony as the man who created it.”
Scott Rohter


The Record of Newt Gingrich
1979 Elected to Congress from Georgia's 6th District
1979 Voted to create the Department of Education, under President Jimmy Carter
1989 Becomes House Minority Whip
1990 Becomes member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
1993 Voted for NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement
1994 Supported the WTO, the World Trade Organization. Voted for GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that subjected Americans to the international authority of the WTO (See his exact quote in accompanying article.) See additional link.
1995 Becomes Speaker of the House of Representatives and recommends reading The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler as required reading for all of his Congressional colleagues. (See accompanying article.)
1995 Delivers speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in which he blames the United States Constitution for making it difficult for America to lead the rest of the world. Read his full quote in accompanying article, Here is an excerpt from Newt's speech: "The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution...".
1995 Wrote the foreword to another one of Toffler's books, The Politics of the Third Wave, Creating a New Civilization
1995 The liberal establishment Time Magazine names Newt Gingrich their “Man of the Year”
1995 Appeals to the US House of Representatives to increase the power of the Presidency by repealing the War Powers Act of 1972, and urged President Clinton to expand the US military presence in Bosnia.
1996 Under his leadership, Congress passed the largest single spending increase for education in US history, a whopping $3.5 billion dollars!
1999 Newt resigns in disgrace amid disastrous midterm elections in which Republicans lost 5 seats in the House while Newt was caught red handed in an extra marital affair and profiting from a controversial book deal.



“The Reincarnation of Newt”
2008 Becomes joint spokesperson with Nancy Pelosi for Al Gore's We Can Solve It global warming TV commercial.
2009-2010 Travels around the country with Al Sharpton and Arne Duncan promoting President Obama's new educational policies which increase Federal subsidies and regulations from Washington.
2010 Supported ultra-liberal, pro-abortion, pro-union, establishment candidate Dede Scozzafava in New York's 23rd Congressional District in a special election, over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

In 2012 Newt Gingrich ran as a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican Primary. The reason that his Presidential aspirations were never fulfilled is largely because of articles like this one which detail his long and well documented political career between 1979 to 2010. Newt Gingrich is not a constitutional conservative and he never has been. He is a globalist and a big government progressive and he is also a long time member of the Council on Foreign Relations which is largely responsible for all of America's failed foreign policy initiatives during the last twenty four years. Newt Gingrich supports policies like these:

-Continued deficit spending.

-Raising the National Debt limit every year.

-Monetizing the debt also known as Quantitative Easing.

-Devaluing the currency.

-Replacing the Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency with a combination of other currencies.

-The establishment of a one-world financial system.

-The creation of a World Central Bank.

-Bank bailouts for billionaires and similar corporate welfare programs.

-The suppression of States-Rights.

-The dissolution of our national sovereignty.

-The creation of an International World Government controlled by international socialists.

-The submission of the United States to the jurisdiction of the United Nations, the World Court, and
  the World Trade Organization. 

-The de-construction of our Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.

The Progressive Movement has been around since the beginning of the 20th Century. It is well organized and well financed. It controls both of America's major political Parties, which is why both candidates in crucial races are usually liberals. Progressives also control the major national media, both print and electronic which are the marketing tools that they use to elect their candidates to public office. That is why they will not allow real campaign finance reform laws which would go a long way to taking money and corruption out of politics to ever pass. It would reduce the source of revenue going into the coffers of the national media which they own. The only thing that constitutional conservatives have on our side is a few good men and women on Capitol Hill, and a few good pundits on Talk Radio, plus some excellent conservative bloggers on the internet like me. We don’t have the good fortune of just being able to worry about Democrats anymore. We also have to take on the forces within the Republican Party like Newt Gingrich which seek to maintain the status quo.

" The strategy of The Progressive Establishment has always been to get the two most liberal candidates nominated in their respective primaries, and then to promote the most progressive of those two in the General Election. Either way the Establishment wins because they target and dispose of the most conservative candidates in the primary process. Which ever of the two liberals wins in the general election, it is still a victory for the Establishment. This year it is a little different as one of the most conservative candidates in the race Ted Cruz was actually not eligible to be President since he is not a Natural Born Citizen. He was born in Canada to a Cuban Canadian immigrant.

Newt Gingrich has been a member of the progressive Council on Foreign Relations since 1990. This NGO, founded in 1921, and bankrolled by the Rockefeller Foundation and J. P. Morgan among other internationalists, has been dedicated from its very inception to dismantling American sovereignty, de‑constructing our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and promoting this idea of a One World Government! During his long tenure in Congress which began back in 1979, and ended with his resignation in 1999, Newt Gingrich supported and even pushed through Congress when he was the Minority Whip or the Speaker of the House, Federally funded loan guarantees to China. This is one of the main reasons that China is beating the pants off of us today in world trade. I hope Donald Trump knows that. In 1993 New Gingrich not only voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA) but he was also instrumental in getting Republican support to pass the job destroying bill. In 1994, as the House Minority Whip, Newt voted to support the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with his vote on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.(GATT) In his position as Minority Whip, he had the power to postpone the vote on GATT, until it could have been modified or defeated in the House, but he chose instead to let the bill pass during a Lame Duck session of Congress. Newt voted in favor of The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which subjects Americans to the international authority of and regulation by the World Trade Organization. See additional link.

The United States Constitution states in Article 1 Section 8 that “Congress shall have the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations.” (not the WTO) Note: It doesn’t say that the Speaker of the House of Representatives has the right to delegate that authority away to the World Trade Organization. Congress under Newt Gingrich abdicated their role and subrogated its authority to the World Trade Organization with the passage of the GATT. Newt Gingrich was instrumental in that betrayal. Prior to orchestrating the vote in the House in which Newt himself voted to surrender American sovereignty on matters having to do with foreign trade to the WTO, Newt Gingrich testified in front of the Ways and Means Committee. In his testimony in 1994 he said , "We need to be honest about the fact that we are transferring from the United States at a practical level, significant authority to a new organization…This is not just another trade agreement. This is doing something which twice, once in the 1940’s and once in the 1950’s, the US Congress rejected… It is a very big transfer of power.” It sounds to me like he knew exactly what he was proposing, and in spite of this advance warning he still arranged for the vote on GATT. He still voted in favor of GATT, and as much as anyone else in America Newt Gingrich bears the responsibility for transferring American sovereignty over trade to the World Trade Organization This supreme act of betrayal was a direct assault on the United States Constitution.

A free lance writer for the New American called Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America a “Congressional con-job” and a “public relations smoke screen.” The entire article can be read in the Dec. 7, 2009 issue of The New American. Outside of a brief mention in the Preamble to the Constitution of the words “Promote the general welfare” which is repeated in Article 1 Section 8 the Constitution says nothing at all about creating any government entitlements or public welfare programs.  Some of the taxes which The Contract with America proposed to reduce which go to support government funded welfare programs have no basis at all in the Constitution. Instead of just being reduced, they should have been eliminated altogether.

More than ten years after Newt Gingrich left Congress and almost twenty years after The Contract with America in 1994, the spending levels for all social welfare programs have increased dramatically. That’s why The Contract with America was an abject failure. It didn’t change anything because it didn’t tackle the root causes of America's problems. We all know what happens after we mow the weeds. They just grow back bigger and taller. That’s why The Contract with America didn't succeed. If Newt Gingrich was a real constitutional conservative, then he would have voted against, and worked to eliminate GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization and such unconstitutional government welfare programs when he had the power and the opportunity to do so. Six years after the Contract with America, Ed Crane the President of the CATO Institute wrote in the November 2000 issue of Forbes Magazine that “The combined budgets of the 95 major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%...Over the years the Republican controlled Congress has approved discretionary spending that exceeded any of Bill Clinton’s requests.” That’s why people who really know the truth are disappointed in Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America. The little that it accomplished didn't last.

President Clinton thanked Newt Gingrich for his support of The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. See additional link. That law placed additional restrictions on our 2nd Amendment Right to possess firearms. It also federalized certain crimes involving a firearm which increased both the size and the scope of the Federal Government!

In 1995 Newt Gingrich made a passionate appeal in the House of Representatives to increase the power of the Presidency by repealing the War Powers Act. After voting for $1.2 billion dollars in 1994 to fund NATO peace keeping missions, the very next year he urged President Clinton to expand the US military presence in Bosnia.All throughout his life Newt Gingrich has been pro abortion, pro amnesty for illegal aliens, supportive of higher taxes and in favor of expanding the role of the Federal government. He is viewed as being anti-family by many, not only because of his pro choice position on abortion, but also because of his support for gay marriage.

In 1994, Newt Gingrich described himself as a fan of the ideas espoused in a book written by progressive Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, in which homosexuality, promiscuity, adultery, divorce, and abortion are all viewed as normal behavior and even desirable. He said that, "In order to understand me you should read Toffler's book, The Third Wave. This book is written from the perspective of someone living in the 21st Century who is writing a letter to America’s Founding Fathers. The Constitution and the principles of limited government which guided our Founding Fathers is viewed as increasingly irrelevant and obsolete, and in need of being replaced. The book goes on to state that "Our current system of government must be overhauled and a new system of democracy for the 21st century developed." This is the New World Order that Toffler and Newt Gingrich both believe in. This has been the goal of the Progressive Establishment for over 100 years. When Newt Gingrich became the Speaker of the House in 1994 he recommended that member of Congress read The Third Wave. Newt also wrote the forward to another one of Toffler's books, The Politics of the Third Wave, Creating a New Civilization. There is no difference at all between a New World Order and a New World Civilization. So the former Speaker’s ideas about Toffler’s books or his ideas about a new world civilization with a new World government should give us all pause for concern. Newt Gingrich is a globalist who does not believe in national sovereignty or the supremacy of the United States Constitution.

One of the bulwarks of the Progressive Establishment is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). For over twenty years since 1990, Newt Gingrich has been a member of the powerful CFR. Since 1921 the CFR has been dedicated to the principal goal of undermining America's National Sovereignty in order to promote a One World Government. In a speech given to the Center For Strategic and International Affairs in 1995, Newt Gingrich said, "The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution…Either we are going to have to re-think our Constitution or we are going to have to re‑think our process of making decisions.”These are Newt Gingrich’s own words and this is his track record. While it is not complete by any stretch of the imagination it is 100% accurate! He has a record of twenty years in public office. That record is what we should use to judge him by. Now, he is being considered for public office again, and no mean office mind you, but the second highest office in the land. If you would like to know whether Newt Gingrich is worthy of your trust and your consideration please continue reading.

I must confess that I am suspicious of anyone who wants to be in public office as much ad Newt does. The best model I know for a good public servant is that of George Washington, who didn't actually want to be President, but only reluctantly agreed to accept the job, and he only agreed to serve two terms.  In contrast Newt Gingrich has been in the public limelight and in public office for twenty years, and he has still not had enough of the fame and fortune. Newt represents the past and he is a big part of the reason that America is in all of the trouble we are in. Let's give someone else a chance instead of bringing back this tired, but still hungry old warhorse from out of the past?

Secondly, while it is possible that his most recent positions on smaller government, and lower taxes, and his overtures to the TEA Party are real, it is more likely that he is just repositioning himself like any experienced politician does, and saying what he needs to say in order to bamboozle the voters. In other words, he is posturing and trying to ingratiate himself with Donald Trump for a possible role in a future Trump administration, but Newt doesn't really believe in limited government, adhering to the Constitution, or take Christian positions on social issues.

Thirdly, they say that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but Newt's are bed partners even stranger than most, and by this, I am not only referring to his past three wives. He recently partnered up with Nancy Pelosi to make a TV commercial for Al Gore's $300 million dollar anti-global warming campaign. In this 2008 commercial Newt Gingrich said, “Our country must take action to address climate change!” Really? At the same time, on his own website, www.newt.org  he says, “I don't think that we have conclusive proof of global warming.” It sounds to me like he is taking both sides of the same issue. We either have global warming/climate change, or we don't. And if we don't have it, which he implies on his website, then why is he making commercials for Al Gore claiming that we do, and that we need to do something about it? Pardon me if I seem just a little bit confused by his vacillating back and forth on the issue, but which is it? Either we have global warming, or we don't. Either we need to take action to correct it, or we don't. Trying to be all things to all people means that you can't be anything to anyone.

In addition to Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore apparently Newt was also partnering up with Al Sharpton, the notorious, race baiting, left-wing agitator, and with President Obama's Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He has been traveling around the country promoting President Obama's so-called ‘education reforms,’ i.e. increased subsidies to and regulations over our local schools by Washington, but increased federal control is nothing new for Newt. Newt Gingrich has always been a strong proponent of increased federal funding of public education from his earliest years in Congress. He helped to get the support needed to pass the legislation that created the Department of Education in 1979, under President Jimmy Carter. Since then, federal spending on education has skyrocketed with no corresponding improvement in academic achievement. Under Newt Gingrich's leadership, the Congress increased federal spending on education in 1996 by a whopping $3.5 billion dollars, the largest single increase in history! See link.

Finally, in the 2009 special election for New York's 23rd Congressional District, Newt Gingrich endorsed the ultra liberal Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, over a real Conservative Third Party Candidate, Doug Hoffman who had the support of the TEA Party, the New York Post, conservative Republican radio talk show host and Constitutional lawyer Mark Levin, and other conservatives within the New York Republican Party! Dede Scozzafava supported same-sex marriage, big unions, and abortion! She was endorsed by Planned Parenthood and the Acorn affiliated, Working Families Party. After it appeared that she was still running in 3rd place behind both the Democratic and the Conservative Party candidates, but only drawing votes away from the Democratic candidate Bill Owens, she withdrew from the race and endorsed her liberal Democratic opponent, rather than conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman. Thus, the Democrat candidate narrowly won the race. Newt Gingrich's initial endorsement of Dede Scozzafava cost him whatever credibility he had left with conservatives in his own party, and with members of the TEA Party. He might as well pack it all in now and save all of us Republicans a whole lot of time and trouble arguing over the prospect of his potential candidacy!


"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter

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