Don’t check the box marked Newt Gingrich and here’s 10 reasons why not…

Posted on 01/21/2012

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Newt Gingrich speaks in West Des Moines
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Ten is a big enough number for me to never consider checking the box for Gingrich. A vote for Newt is a vote for Obama.

Thank you to Deb Armstrong from Freedom Connector for posting this telling article:

1. Newt has stated several times he is for mandatory healthcare. Here’s one example: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43022759/ns/… (go to 12:30 minutes in the clip).
2. Newt Gingrich campaigned on behalf of the misnamed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying on the House floor on September 22, 1993: “What we’re being told is that free trade with Mexico would devastate the U.S. economy. With its low wages, Mexico would unleash a flood of cheap imports into our markets. There would be a mass exodus of U.S. factory jobs, as hordes of American companies fled across the border…. All this is scare talk.”

3. Gingrich condemned TARP in strong words on Fox News September 28, 2008, calling it “an appallingly bad plan” that would be “an engine of corruption,” but then told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos the same day that “I suspect were I still in Congress in the end George is right and I probably would end up voting reluctantly yes because I think you are given no choice.”

4. On his campaign website, Gingrich says the federal government should “finance cleaner energy research and projects with new oil and gas royalties.” He wants to replace the EPA with an ‘Environmental Solutions Agency’ that would “use incentives and work cooperatively with local government and industry to achieve better environmental outcomes while considering the impact of federal environmental policies on job creation and the cost of energy.”

5. His campaign plan to balance the budget is: “…by growing the economy, controlling spending, implementing money saving reforms, and replacing destructive policies and regulatory agencies with new approaches.” (http://www.newt.org/solutions/jobs-economy) but fails to itemize any specific spending cuts other than repealing ObamaCare and tackling waste and fraud, which even liberal Democrats campaign against.

6. While interviewing with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week back in February, Gingrich called for America to promote “democracy” around the globe. “I think we should be pressuring everywhere, including Russia, including China, including Cuba,” he told the host. “We should be pushing steadily and saying, ‘America stands for freedom.’”

7. In 2003, he strongly supported the controversial Medicare Prescription Drug plan that was probably the biggest expansion of the federal program ever.

8. At an Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Summit in Des Moines in January of this year, Gingrich called for new federal regulations to ensure every vehicle made in the U.S. is able to run on ethanol or methane. http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/01/25/ging…

9. In 2008, Gingrich joined with Nancy Pelosi in an ad for government “leadership” in “climate change.” The ad was sponsored by the Alliance for Climate Protection — an organization founded by Al Gore. Pelosi exploited this appearance with Gingrich to push for “Cap and Trade.” (Gingrich now says that was the biggest mistake of his career.)

10. Gingrich joined forces with Al Sharpton to promote “educational reform”, advocating school vouchers and charter schools. Although having some choice appeals to Americans, this would do nothing to liberate education from the dominance of the federal government.  Until the Department of Education is abolished and the federal government recognizes that education lies well beyond its constitutionally defined jurisdiction, our educational system will remain subject to its power.

I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point. How, exactly, would America be better off with Gingrich for President??

Never mind the fact that he has 2 failed marriages on his way to a third.

Personal integrity and honor and fidelity count big as always.

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