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Flashback: Newt Gingrich Wanted To Reinstate The Anti-American “Fairness Doctrine”
By Gary P Jackson
I think most Conservatives are pretty used to the idea that Newt Gingrich will betray anyone and everyone. His wives could never trust him, including the one on her sick bed with cancer. Anytime the chips were down, whether it was backing a far left liberal “republican” like De De Scozzafava instead of a solid Conservative in New York, hopping on the couch with Nancy Pelosi while shilling for Al Gore’s global warming hoax, shilling for the ethanol farmers, or wanting to replace one giant government boondoggle with another, you could always count on Newt Gingrich to betray you.
Gingrich has betrayed Conservative principles. The principles of good government. He even betrayed the laws of nature by supporting the global warming hoax and shilling for ethanol.
Then there are the wives. It’s not JUST the fact that the man is a serial adulterer, it’s his pathetic excuse for doing it. You see, this nimrod couldn’t just come out and say he was weak and loved to chase skirts, oh no, that would be too pedestrian, too ordinary. Newt actually said he was working so hard and that he so passionately loved America, that things just happened.
In other words, it’s patriotic to screw around on the wife, if you’re Newt Gingrich!
No man is perfect. We all have flaws, and one tryst might be forgivable, but this? Gingrich wants to be President [snort] being President is really hard work. If I was Newt’s wife Callista, I’d be very concerned.
Something else. Any man [or woman] who will continually betray their mates, with no remorse, would have no problem betraying the American people at ever turn. Case in point, look at how he betrays Conservatives at every turn now.
Which leads me to this. Not only has Newt betrayed wives and Conservatives, he actually betrayed the Constitution. Our buddy Ray sent this to us a couple of days ago. This is a real shocker.
For those old enough to remember, the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” was put in place to kill free speech on the radio. It forced station owners that presented one viewpoint to give equal time to the opposing view point.
Now this sounds awesome on paper, but in reality it makes running a business impossible. Most radio stations opted to just play music instead. It effectively killed free speech.
Of course, certain “news” programs were exempt, so what you ended up with was a completely biased news delivery all slanted to portray the left wing point of view.
As President, Ronald Reagan signed an Executive Order suspending the act. This would eventually give birth to a vibrant talk radio industry which helped advance the Conservative movement.
The “Fairness Doctrine” was a direct assault on the First Amendment.
Seaton Motley writes this:
Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored the 1987 Pro-Fairness Doctrine Bill
The so-called Fairness Doctrine is the anti-First Amendment now unenforced Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule which chilled free speech on the radio from its FCC creation in 1949 until the Commission voted to stop its enforcement in 1987.
The Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 (H.R. 1934) sprung up immediately after this latter vote to try to turn the Doctrine into law. Then Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich was one of its 71 co-sponsors.
I can’t for the life of me find the final vote, so I do not know if Gingrich voted for it – though it would be a might strange for someone to co-sponsor a bill and then not say Aye.
I did find a pro-Fairness Doctrine video that says the bill passed the House by a 3-1 margin – and that Gingrich voted for it.
It also passed the Senate – but President Ronald Reagan thankfully then broke out his veto pen.
This was all of course in the midst of the dark days of the Republicans’ 40+ years spent wandering in the House Minority wilderness, so there was rarely any need for any Elephant to sponsor anything – they were an irrelevant species.
The makeup of the 100th Congress was in fact 258 Democrats (59.3%) and just 177 Republicans (40.7%) – an overwhelming Donkey Majority.
Gingrich was not the lone Republican co-sponsor of the Fairness Doctrine – there were a total of twenty-one. Including several names you’ll know – conservatives (Illinois’ Henry Hyde and Phil Crane, California’s Bob Dornan) and…not so much (Mississippi’s Trent Lott).
Make of Gingrich’s co-sponsorship what you will – in the context of some of his other unconservative actions ( Dede Scozzafava, his pro-global warming commercial with Democrat then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and his saying that his philosophy could “involve a very activist government” to name but a few).
Reagan vetoed this nonsense and that was that. Talk radio was born and the rest as they say, is history. Today, within the Obama regime, there is a dedicated group of socialists and communists who want to bring the “Fairness Doctrine” back. Left wingers always want to limit knowledge. So do GOP establishment hacks.
The smarter the electorate is, the less likely they are to fall for their B.S. The Ruling Class can’t have that!
Ironically, it was the defeat of the “Fairness Doctrine,” the birth of talk radio, and Rush Limbaugh, that made Newt Gingrich a household name and GOP “star.”
As a listener from his earliest days, I remember well how Rush put Newt up on a pedestal. He built Newt up and made him seem like a giant to listeners. This led to the Contract With America and the Republican revolution in the House. The first time Republicans controlled the House of Representatives in over 40 years!
Had this genius Gingrich had his way, none of that would have been possible.
Gingrich announced on Monday that he is going to announce on Wednesday that he is running for President. The Ruling Class says Gingrich is the smartest guy they got.
This serial adulterer. This serial betrayer of all things Conservative. This betrayer of the very Constitution itself. This is the establishment’s “best and brightest.”
And we wonder why the Republic is about to slip into the abyss.
God save us from these people.
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Yes there ares skeletons in his closet, but......I do believe in repentance and forgiveness. Whether that's what Newt is about, I dunno....
So far, he's at the top of the list of what I'd call qualified candidates.
Then there's Huckabee. But I still think he's too soft on some issues.
Also maybe Herman Cain. I don't know very much about him yet though....
Clinton was a serial adulterer as well, he just hid it better.
Didn't really affect is work as President.
Newt is very intelligent, just has too much baggage. Have to question his passion for the job. If he really was into public service, why did he 'give up' on Congress?
Don't have a good read on him yet.
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