There are several well known reasons to be wary of Newt Gingrich. His support for health care mandates and his chummy relationship with health care radical Dr. Donald Berwick, for example. No one, absolutely no one with any knowledge of Newt Gingrich, should expect a repeal of Obamacare should Newt Gingrich be the next president.
Then there is Gingrich’s support for the ethanol boondoggle, his support for cap and trade with Nancy Pelosi, and his foolish and uninformed embrace of the hoax of man-made global warming.
But the scariest thing about a Gingrich presidency is contained in the book “Breach of Trust,” by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Coburn recounts how Gingrich as Speaker of the House became overly fond of the trappings of power, such that he began to undermine the momentum for fundamental change promised in the Contract With America. Coburn describes how the fervor of the freshmen lawmakers of 1994 quickly put them at odds with Gingrich: “[He] would receive our input, but he rarely took it seriously … We were from the outside and wet behind the ears in terms of politics and we obviously didn’t know as much about history as he did. It would not take long for us to become ‘the conservatives’ to him.” And it did not take long for the Contract with America to fall into the dustbin of history.
Gingrich has become the ultimate Washington insider. The $1.6 million he made consulting for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is irrefutable evidence, if any were needed.
We have a narcissist extraordinaire in the White House now. Gingrich is every bit as narcissistic as Obama. Conservatives will rue the day they throw their support to Newt Gingrich. He sells them out every time.