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“And if you want to put people in jail … you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and let’s look at the politicians who created the environment, the politicians who profited from the environment, and the politicians who put this country in trouble.”—Newt Gingrich during last night’s Dartmouth debate

No Republican candidate for president has a better command of the facts or a better understanding of the workings of the Washington political establishment than Newt Gingrich.

Clearly he’s the sharpest knife in the drawer and would absolutely destroy Barack Obama in debate. Too damn bad it’s more talking the talk than walking the walk.

I.M. Kane


Newt Slams The Fed2:21 Video

The full transcript of the exchange appears below: (H-T Business Insider: Politix)

KAREN TUMULTY, The Washington Post:  So, Speaker Gingrich, it sounds like Congresswoman Bachmann does not believe that Wall Street is to blame for the financial mess.  You’ve said that the current protests on Wall Street are, in your words, “the natural product of Obama’s class warfare.”

Does this mean that these people who are out there protesting on Wall Street, across the country, have no grievance?

GINGRICH:  No, let me draw a distinction.  I think there — virtually every American has a reason to be angry.  I think virtually every American has a reason to be worried.

I think the people who are protesting on Wall Street break into two groups.  One is left-wing agitators who would be happy to show up next week on any other topic, and the other is sincere middle-class people who, frankly, are very close to the Tea Party people and actually care. 

And you can tell which group is which.  The people who are decent, responsible citizens pick up after themselves.  The people who are just out there as activists trash the place and walk off and are proud of having trashed it.  So let’s draw that distinction.

If they want to really change things, the first person to fire is Bernanke, who is a disastrous chairman of the Federal Reserve.  The second person to fire is Geithner.

The fact is, in both the Bush and the Obama administrations, the fix has been in.  And I think it’s perfectly reasonable for people to be angry.  But let’s be clear who put the fix in:  The fix was put in by the federal government.

And if you want to put people in jail — I want to second what Michele said — you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and let’s look at the politicians who created the environment, the politicians who profited from the environment, and the politicians who put this country in trouble.

CHARLIE ROSE:  Clearly you’re not saying they should go to jail?

GINGRICH:  Well, in Chris Dodd’s case, go back and look at the countryside (sic) deals.  In Barney Frank’s case, go back and look at the lobbyists he was close to at — at Freddie Mac.  All I’m saying is…

(UNKNOWN):  So if he were…      GINGRICH:  Everybody — everybody in the media who wants to go after the business community ought to start by going after the politicians who have been at the heart of the sickness which is weakening this country and ought to start with Bernanke, who has still not been exposed for the hundreds of billions of dollars.

(APPLAUSE) And I’m going to say one last thing.  I want to repeat this. Bernanke has in secret spent hundreds of billions of dollars bailing out one group and not bailing out another group.  I don’t see anybody in the news media demanding the kind of transparency at the Fed that you would demand of every other aspect of the federal government.  And I think it is corrupt and it is wrong for one man to have that kind of secret power.

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A World Wide Firestorm of Hypocrisy Has Erupted!

By Clayton D. Harriger

Troy Davis was executed this evening (September 21, 2011) for the murder of an off-duty policeman after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute stay of execution….—Lead from ABC news release on Davis’ execution in Georgia

It went on for quite an extended time after the execution date of Troy Davis had been set in Georgia and the appeals which eventually went all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court were exhausted.

The media people helped immensely in this drama as they exploited it to the hilt and then some. But that is understandable since a number of these people are rabid anti-capital punishment when it comes to the death penalty issue.

The protests were organized and after the execution a plethora of comments were made not only within the United States but from foreign nations as well since this happening captured world-wide attention.

Where is the hypocrisy you ask? Very simple—on the day Davis was executed an incalculable number of innocent unborn children were brutally mutilated and murdered in their mothers’ (term used very loosely) wombs!

Now then, show me the outrage and numerous protests related to these heinous crimes of the first magnitude. The voices of citizens, their leaders in government and church are totally silent. And those who were screaming in protest over the execution of one man don’t seem to be at all bothered about the mass slaughter of the innocents which goes on every day throughout the world in many nations, the United States included!

Davis vehemently claimed to be innocent to the very end. If he was, this is a grave miscarriage of justice and a tragedy of major proportions. But is it any more so than the grisly “execution” of even one innocent unborn child? And in this case the “executioner” (mistakenly identified as an M.D.) is paid big bucks for the killing of that unborn child. It is even more shocking when a person is honest enough to consider the fact that the mighty Creator of the heavens and the earth—the One Who gives life and breath to all—has explicitly revealed that He has a special plan and purpose for every conceived human being!

We in the U. S. as well as those in other nations are subscribing to the deadly doctrine of the Nazis of WW II era, though we would never admit to such. The Nazis came to the point where they believed they had the “authority” and the “knowledge” to determine who was qualified to live and who was not. And so they set up a system by which those who fell into the category of “not qualified to live” were quickly and efficiently dispatched from their earthly existence.

The main differences between us (U.S. and other nations participating in the shedding of innocent blood) and the Nazis are the ages of the victims and the tools and methods used in these most despicable acts! However, this flawed reasoning, whether it be the Nazi style or our more modern approach, as to why some are not qualified to live has the same outcome every time—sure and certain judgment at the hands of a holy God!

So the next time someone is slated to be executed here in the United States and the protests begin, stop and think for a moment about the huge number of innocents who have never committed a crime of any kind being mercilessly mutilated and murdered in the womb even as the thoughts run through your mind. And if you dare, think another thought in the form of a question—what is going to be Almighty God’s response to this?

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