Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My life, my fortune, and my sacred honor? Talk about "pious baloney."

Newt Gingrich ended his tasteless concession speech after the historic Romney victory in Florida by pledging his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor to his campaign. In an attempt to link himself to the founding fathers, Newt's propensity for grandiose thinking has got the best of himself once again. The signers of the Declaration of Independence whom Gingrich invoked actually did give their lives and their fortunes to the American revolution and had honor to pledge. Perversely Newt Gingrich has profited financially from running for president and from campaign contributions. He will go home to a comfortable lifestyle and business upon dropping out of the race without any fear of loosing his life. And lastly he has no honor to pledge having lost it in torid sexual scandals and public ethics violations that have enveloped his life. In homage to Lloyd Bentson I say, "You're no founding father Mr. Gingrich".

According to the Federal Election Commission Newt Gingrich's campaign has paid the candidate $47,000 dollars personally for a list of supporters and $67,000 dollars to one of his companies for web hosting. The campaign has also paid the former speaker $206,000 dollars for travel relating to the campaign. Additionally the Commission confirms that Gingrich has a taste for luxurious private jet travel and has spent $133,000 dollars in the fourth quarter of 2011 on personal jet setting. The Gingrich campaign reports owing the private jet company an additional $352,000 dollars. While Mr. Gingrich has tried to castigate Mitt Romney as the out of touch corporate fat cat, he travels on exclusive private jets at enormous cost to campaign contributors. Ironically the well heeled Romney typically travels commercial air to save money.
The Federal Election Commission has stated that it is very uncommon for a campaign to use contributions to pay the candidate themselves and their respective companies. This cast a shadow of greed, corruption, and financial impropriety on Mr. Gingrich. He who has pledged his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor has actually profited from the donations of those that would support him. History agrees that this is standard fair for the man that was fined $300,000 dollars for ethics violations while Speaker of the House. Newt is his own primary concern and always will be. This financial disclosure only confirms the impression that he is without ethics, morals, or scruples. He serves up a lot of "pious baloney" and sadly believes most of it himself. This is a sad example of corruption without apology; Something that Washington DC already has in abundance.

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11 comments:

Terrye said...

What sacred honor?

Anonymous said...

How is Newt getting away with that ending? I actually laughed out loud when he said it.

Newt is doing exactly what most of us feared he would do. Turning this primary into a spectacle, and turning off the people we need to attract.

Palin would have done the same thing, had she run. They are quite the couple.

-Martha

Noelle said...

Anyone who thinks Gingrich is a changed man since his dubiously ethical past is fooling themselves.

Anonymous said...

'Sacred Honor' Two words Newt should really stay away from. That and 'vow', 'honesty' 'character'... and more.

Machtyn said...

Commitment.

He can't even commit to his own campaign. He went on a cruise at the beginning of his campaign. He went to Callista's movie opening, which I don't fault, but they watched it a dozen times and took a week off from campaigning. He went on book signing tour, that didn't get as much air time as Cain's, but he did.

He can't even commit to his own campaign.

Deila Taylor said...

web hosting and jetting, wow.

Slick-Willy said...

Newt is a riot! Love this guy! So let's have a quick rundown...

(1) Life: Newt could not even dedicate the campaign season because he needed to go on a cruise. He's taken far more breaks (including massive schedule shake-ups to lessen his physical load) than other candidates. OK, so dedicating his "life" is in question.

(2) Fortune: New investigation of his 4Q spending has revealed that Newt has been paid over $40k directly for his contribution to his campaign for providing "lists." He also has multiple companies that he owns, which have been hired by his campaign and enriched. So cross off fortune. Unless of course Newt actually meant he was dedicating his campaign to his personal fortune? That would be an easy mix-up, right?

(3) Sacred Honor: Can't... Speak... (throw up sounds).

Publius Nemo said...

Slick-Willy sums it up pretty good and has a good sense of humor about it. Classic comment!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, was Newt rehearsing his wedding vows?

DanL

dgenetaylor said...

well done, Pub; concise and to the point.

Anonymous said...

ANYONE WATCH JAY LENO LAST NIGHT? HE HAD SOME REALLY GOOD LINES ABOUT NEWT...ANYWAYS THAT IS ONE REAL CREEPY PIC OF NEWT.