When asked during an interview whether he was a progressive, Newt Gringrich answered, “I don’t know. It depends on what standard you’re using”. What standard? There is only one standard for progressivism. Are you for Big Government solutions for everything or will you allow the people to rule themselves.
Glenn Beck asked why so many Tea Partiers support, or at the very least, would accept Gingrich as their candidate?
I admit, I liked Gingrich at first. He is terrific in the debates. He gives all the right answers.
Something kept eating at me though. I couldn’t get that commercial out of my head. You know the one. Him and Bella Pelosi [I vant (want) to suck your vallet (wallet)] on the couch together, telling us about the scourge of Global Warming. He has stated on many occasions, “That was the single dumbest thing I’ve done in decades”. That’s no answer. Why would any true conservative, who has done any research, do such a thing?
The answer has recently become quite obvious. Newt is not a conservative. He is a Big Government Progressive. One doesn’t need to be of the left to be a progressive.
His favorite President of this era is not Ronald Reagan. It is FDR! What? It’s true.
Just the other day, he also described himself as Wilsonian.
So, let’s see. The three presidents he admires
are Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson & Franklin Roosevelt. Wholly Crap!! The three most radical progressives in American history. Everything that is wrong with America, they started.
Has the Republican Party gone collectively insane? We have two very good, solid conservatives in Bachmann & Santorum & neither can get any traction. It seems our choice will come down to the ruination of our country, slowly (on a train with the progressive right) or rapidly (on the Concorde with the radical progressive left).
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideas and policies is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”
There ya go. The progressive mantra. Right or left. It’s all the same.
Back to Newt.
Gingrich stands for an individual mandate to force us to buy health insurance. He said so. Don’t let him fool you.
He supported both TARP & the bailouts.
He supported Federal oversight of education.
He strongly opposed the budget proposal of Paul Ryan. I didn’t think it went far enough but you have start somewhere.
He is a friend to illegal aliens, supporting a path to “Legal Status”. Another term would be “Amnesty”.
He voted for the Department of Education.
None of these sound the slightest bit like conservative ideals.
We need someone, anyone, with core conservative values to run against the leftist radical. One who has an unwavoring value system. Not just a progressive from the other party. A proud conservative who says what they mean & mean what they say. Anyone like this could easily beat Obama.
If we elect another progressive, it will be the beginning of the end. If we reelect Obama, it is the end.
I hope we wake up in time.