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–Scott Rohter, inspired by a quote from Andrew Jackson

A Newt Gingrich Update
-by Scott Rohter, May 2011

“The strategy of the 'Progressive Establishment' has always been to get the two most liberal candidates, one from each political Party nominated in their respective primaries, and then to promote the most progressive of those two candidates in the general election!” - Scott Rohter

Newt Gingrich has many fine qualities.  Among those he is smart, likeable, and articulate! I wish that we had a serious conservative candidate running for President in the Republican Primary, who had the same level of experience, and who could express himself as effectively as Newt Gingrich can, but unfortunately we don’t, and merely wishing won’t make it so!  Just like wishing that Newt Gingrich was a real conservative, while blinding your eyes to the fact of who he really is, won’t make it so either!

Newt Gingrich is NOT a conservative by any stretch of the imagination! His latest remarks last week on NBC’s Meet the Press only serve to prove my point!  Newt said to David Gregory, the host of Meet The Press, that he didn’t like right wing social engineering any more than he liked left wing social engineering!  That wasn’t just a big guffaw.  It was actually Newt speaking from his heart with his guard down!  That’s the real Newt Gingrich. He is a consummate politician, trying to appear to be fair to all sides in order to get elected again, while trying to keep his real intentions hidden until after the election is over!  But twelve years is not long enough to forget his political record when he was in power!  That is why, to quote a conservative newspaper publisher friend of mine, “No Newt is good Newt!”

Newt Gingrich does not have any problem communicating his ideas!  He is first and foremost a communicator.  It’s just that the ideas he is communicating are not conservative ideas!  They are progressive ideas.  This is evidenced by the fact that Newt Gingrich is a big fan of author Alvin Toffler’s books, The Third Wave and Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave.  Gingrich even wrote the forward to one of those books!  In his own words Newt said that in order to understand him, you had to read Toffler’s books!  Newt Gingrich is an author, a lecturer, a history teacher, in addition to being a political pundit, a successful businessman, and a frequent guest contributor on Fox News. But one thing he is NOT is a Constitutional conservative. In spite of all of the apologies and the back tracking, he said exactly what he meant last week on Meet the Press, in an off-guard moment, in a friendly venue, when he felt comfortable, and his defenses were down.  He just momentarily got lost in his own thoughts, and forgot that he was not just talking with David Gregory, but he was actually speaking to the entire nation!  He was demonstrating the standard 20th century progressive strategy, to try to appear to be reasonable to all, in order to gain access to power, from which he can do all of the social engineering that he wants, i.e. progressive social engineering, just like President Obama!  We must not fall for the carefully scripted Madison Avenue illusion again!  We must notice and understand what the precious few glimpses into the political soul of Newt Gingrich, actually mean!

As I said, Newt Gingrich is no Constitutional conservative!  In fact, Newt Gingrich said in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Affairs in 1995 that, the chellenge for the United States in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution! “Either we are going to have to rethink our Constitution or we are going to have to rethink our process of making decisions...”  Those are not the words of a Constitutional conservative!  See my article, NewtWorthy or Not? from March 2011.  No conservative would even think of saying that, and no serious conservative should even think of supporting Newt Gingrich!  We don’t need to rethink our Constitution!  It is not making it more difficult for America to lead the world! And even if it was, which it isn’t, I do not want Mr. Gingrich or progressives like him rethinking anything about the Constitution, not even the punctuation marks, more less the revolutionary ideas contained in it!

What are you going to do with these rare glimpses into Newt Gingrich’s political soul?  Are you just going to ignore them?  I hope not!  When he partnered up with Nancy Pelosi recently to make TV commercials, promoting Al Gore's discredited concept of global warming, Newt Gingrich was giving us another special glimpse into his political soul.  Are you just going to ignore that too?  What about when he endorsed the ultra-liberal Dede Scozzafava, in New York's 23rd Congressional District, when she ran against conservative Doug Hoffman, who had the endorsement of the TEA Party?  Mrs. Scozzafava supported Big Unions and abortion, and by endorsing her, so did Newt Gingrich!  One should stand or fall on the merits of their words and deeds, and Newt Gingrich’s words and deeds should not stand!

"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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