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Nancy V. Newt — Gloves Off!

Nancy V. Newt — Gloves Off!

Former Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich had many years in Congress in which they were able to work closely together.  And that sort of thing can lead to some interesting skeletons in the closet.

Now, Pelosi has begun alluding to potential dirt that could come out on the new Republican front runner should he ever become the GOP nominee for president.  “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi said to Talking Points Memo. “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

But is Pelosi able to disclose what she knows?  Gingrich says no, and is relying on ethics rules to keep all of that information locked away from the public. As The Hill reports, “‘That is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House,’ Gingrich said in New York following a meeting with Donald Trump. ‘She’s now prepared to totally abuse the ethics process.’  Releasing the material would show the ‘tainted ethics process the House was engaged in,’ Gingrich said.”

However, Pelosi’s team fought back, claiming not everything was behind closed doors, and much of it is in the public record.  It wouldn’t take much to bring those records back out for public scrutiny.  Her spokesperson says she was referencing an “extensive amount of information that is in the public record, including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware.”

Gingrich was investigated while he was in the House for running a college course that was political, but claiming tax exempt status to avoid paying taxes on the profit.  He was also accused of lying to the investigative committee.  Gingrich was fined $300,000, and later resigned from his position.

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3:53PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

DO The Republicans have no heart, if you have been paying attention you would see that they want MORE tax breaks for the rich and want to eliminate social programs to balance the budget.

3:19PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

What we KNOW is that Newt satisfied and completed his child support payments and what we KNOW is that he was more than capable of paying off his Tiffany's account. He did both.

You guys are grasping at straws because you know Newt poses a serious threat to Obama's re-election. Quite frankly, why any of you would want to re-elect Obama is a mystery. It's like you are incapable of acknowledging that Obama has failed miserably. Obama was never presidential material. He was simply a "good talker." How is that "good talking" working for you?

2:58PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Btw, the headline is misleading. I was wondering who "Nancy V. Newt" could be! The grammatically correct form, I believe, would have been "Nancy vs. Newt."

2:56PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

@Diane O: I think you're right in your description of the rank & file Republicans. That's what I have stood for all my life.

But the Party leadership has broken faith with us. They are hypocritical, self-righteous, bigoted asses who would take away our liberties and our money both, so they can feel virtuous and live the good life. No, I care about the poor, but Newt & the others don't even understand what "poor" means, and can't be bothered to learn. They DON'T care.

If the situation at the top of the GOP doesn't change before election day, I'll be changing my 48-year party affiliation.

2:44PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

There was also a time when churches would step forward in their communities to seek out families in need and adopt these families throughout the year with rent payments, food, clothing etc. As more and more young people step away from the church it appears that this type of community aid has fallen by the wayside. I don't have the answers but I focus on is the fraud and abuse that our government chooses to ignore. As a country, we should be ashamed that we are accepting this type of behavior in our government. Our tax dollars...$70 billion a year...wasted going to doctors triple charging for procedures they've never performed as well as people using social security numbers of people who have long ago died. How do we correct this? I believe we start by demanding change and by voting for those candidates who understand that this is a real problem.

2:40PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Actually, I believe the republicans, all republicans, have a big heart and deep concerns about the poor in our country. There's a study on the internet that shows that republicans give more to charity than democrats. Now, I don't know how reputable this study is but it is out there. The difference between democrats and republicans is clear. We believe in personal responsibility first where someone works hard to be self supporting and not be a burden on society. With that said, we all know there are very deserving Americans who find themselves down on their luck whether it is through a job loss or a disability which renders them impossible to do for themselves. Our country has many social programs in place for people like this. What bothers me is the $70 billion a year in fraud and abuse that no one, dems and reps, will address and clean up. We need to elect someone who understands the importance of cleaning this up. When we do it is long overdue that those receiving welfare and other government assistance can receive a long, very long, overdue cost of living raise. That has bothered me for a long time and yet I never see any of our elected officials seize the moment and actually do something about it.

So, to say Newt doesn't care, I believe, is not accurate. It would appear to me that both parties have let our Americans in need down in a way that is wrong. Imagine $70 billion a year in fraud and abuse being corrected so that it can be channeled to the poor

12:28PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

DO "As a republican, I'm here to point out the good qualities in our presidential hopefuls. The negatives are repeatedly stated by the liberals."

When you dig and dig and maybe find some good qualities, please let us know.....

6:32AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Newt recently defended his idea to go back to the 19th century and to once again allow child labor-13 year old and younger janitor assistants from poor neighborhoods-by saying the poor have forgotten work habits and are lazy as a consequence.This is an insult to those WORKING POOR- which several times I was-especially those who work part time,minimum wage jobs ,and this by itself proves Newt completely unfit to hold any elected office,much less to be President!

6:16AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

@Diane:"Rob,in case you haven't noticed,Cain dropped out of the race." I think,Diane,you just proved my suggestion yesterday,that you don't read us Liberals' entire posts. What how did my final post last night end ? That with him out of the race it was my final post concerning him.By the way I purposely omitted the second part of your point about Cain dropping out. I'm less young enough that my memories are such that I don't consider that to be a good reference to any African American. THINK before you post,Diane.

6:06AM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Diane O. Newt doesn't care about poor people and says very insensitive things that are very insulting to the hard working people of this country. The man is malevolent, and simply a lobbyist for corporate America. Aside from his sordid embarrassing past, the man is pure evil, and has absolutely nothing to contribute to America, that can help us solve are problems. All Newt Gingrich cares about is rich people like himself, and is the true epitome of a scrooge.

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