I know I don’t have to tell you, but politicians often say one thing but do the complete opposite -- especially if they think no one is looking.

Newt Gingrich is the poster child for these sort of “flexible” principles.

I’ve been around the block a few times (I’m about to start my 20th year as a gun rights lobbyist) and dealt with literally thousands of candidates and politicians, but no Republican politician has managed to support and vote for anti-gun legislation and still proclaim that he is “pro-gun” more effectively than Newt Gingrich.

Don’t be fooled by his rise in the polls; Newt Gingrich has a long history of supporting gun control ...

... and he has blatantly refused to return his National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey.

With more than three decades as a public figure, Newt is the quintessential political chameleon, shifting his views to reflect whatever is popular with the Washington, D.C. chattering class.

Make no mistake, while Newt may talk a solid conservative game, his record is that of a typical Inside-the-Beltway politician who will cut ANY compromise or make ANY deal with anyone for his own political or personal gain.

While Newt used the institutional gun lobby as a mouthpiece to convince millions of gun owners nationwide that “as long as he is Speaker, no gun-control legislation is going to move in committee or on the House floor,” he was working behind the scenes to pass gun control.

In 1996, Newt Gingrich turned his back on gun owners and voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which strips the Second Amendment rights of citizens involved in misdemeanor domestic violence charges or temporary protection orders –- in some cases for actions as minor as spanking a child or grabbing a spouse’s wrist.(1)

Gingrich even called the anti-gun measure “reasonable,” and predicted that it would sail through his Republican-controlled House of Representatives with little trouble.(2)

The Lautenberg Gun Ban is one of the Congressional Republicans' worst betrayals of gun owners, and those complicit in its passage deserve nothing but contempt from gun owners.

This gun control measure ranks right up there with the Brady Registration Act as the most aggressive gun control in America, denying hundreds of thousands of would-be gun owners the right to self defense.

Gingrich also stood shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi to pass the “Criminal Safezones Act” which prevents armed citizens from defending themselves in certain arbitrary locations. You and I both know that Criminal Safezones don’t protect law-abiding citizens, but actually protect the criminals who ignore them.(3)

As you can see, Newt Gingrich is no friend of gun owners, or small government conservatives. He simply can’t be trusted, and his record reflects his contempt not only for the truth, but his own integrity and the integrity of the very people he’s asking to vote for him to be the most powerful man in the modern world.

This is the same man who railed against the Obama bailouts of Fannie and Freddie Mac while receiving more than $1.5 million from Fannie Mae as a “consultant”(4) while his firm also raised $37 million to pass healthcare insurance mandates.(5)

 

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Comment by Barbara Cox on November 30, 2011 at 2:02pm

No wonder Speaker Pelosi is smiling so much. I don't know how she could keep from laughing.

ps

Please don't tell me those eyebrows aren't authentic ?! not that!!

Comment by amanda choate on November 30, 2011 at 8:49am

Nice video. It directs to a site run by Al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaZFfQKWX54

 

Comment by amanda choate on November 28, 2011 at 6:16pm
Authenticity is the greatest attribute a person can have when running for office. Love or hate him, other than his eyebrows, Ron Paul is authentic, and certainly the most so of any candidate you may ever come across. Were this election decided on those terms, he would win hands down.
Comment by Ernest Lephart on November 28, 2011 at 2:54pm

I'm with you Barbara Americans need to have a long memory so that flip flopper like this that will say anything to get elected don't get elected.  I am for Ron Paul for the long hall.

Comment by Barbara Cox on November 27, 2011 at 10:19am

If the federal government is not already big enough for you, Newt is your man. He  is a globalist and supports every opportunity to erode American sovereignty and the Constitution.  He has a long history of expanding the Federal Government and deficit spending. He is the very definition of an Establishment Insider:
Voted for NAFTA, supported GATT, WTO, member of CFR,  continually supported increased federal spending, federally funded loan guarantees to Soviet Russia, never met a war he did not support though he himself did not serve in Viet Nam. Urged the House to repeal the War Powers Act and give the Presidency more power. Brilliant man.
Enough for starters. Check it out for yourself, please.
Maybe he has TOTALLY CHANGED. Do you really want to chance it and find out?

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