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Political Hypocrisy and Off-The-Wall News

Discussion in 'Controversial Topics' started by poochee, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

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    Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas
    By MIKE McINTIRE and JIM RUTENBERG
    Published: November 29, 2011

    Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials.

    In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation.

    When the center sponsored a “health transformation summit” at the Florida State Capitol in March 2006, lawmakers who attended Mr. Gingrich’s keynote speech inside the House chamber received a booklet promoting not just ideas but also the specific services of two dozen of his clients. Executives from some of those companies sat on panels for discussions that lawmakers were encouraged to attend after Mr. Gingrich’s address.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/u...e-push-to-clients-not-just-ideas.html?_r=3&hp
     
  2. Littlefield

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    But Newt's offices are at K street :D
     
  3. eggplant43

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    Good one!(y)
     
  4. poochee

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    :Ds
     
  5. eggplant43

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    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1111/Registration_or_not_Gingrich_was_a_lobbyist.html?showall

    Reminds me of someone who once said "I did not have sex with that woman.";)
     
  6. Littlefield

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    :D




    Damn that is incredible :D

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/was...jobs-act-speech-brent-spence-bridge-ohio.html



    Also, Obama just said that the Iranians invaded the English embassy. England ain't got an embassy. It is the British embassy which included Scotland and Wales. :D
     
  7. poochee

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    While defending himself, Perry steps in it again:D
    Idiot.
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    CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/30/while-defending-himself-perry-steps-in-it-again/
     
  8. buffoon

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    If these sort or things qualify as political news (onor off the wall), it's no darn wonder the country is going off the rails.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Wino

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    You keep saying that, but old Herman the Pizza Man is still hanging around and professing his innocence. You've got to admit, he's the best of the bunch running for the republican ticket - he flip flops the least and sharp as a tack.:D
     
  10. eggplant43

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    Ah, a true believer:D
     
  11. Littlefield

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    I give him about a week :D
     
  12. 1956brother

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    if bachman and perry took an iq test which one would come in forth:D
     
  13. 1956brother

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    anywhere newt goes he needs a dance pole, a table or a garter:D
     
  14. poochee

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    :Ds
     
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    Column: After debt deal failure, let's try term limits

     
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