Newt…Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
In 2008 America was duped into believing that then candidate Barack Obama was a moderate candidate; this despite the wealth of evidence that if anything, Obama was a devout socialist at best, a Marxist or communist at worse.
With a complicit media determined to see its first black president coupled with progressive Republicans who supported John McCain, America saw the election of not only its first black president but also what many are now seeing as the most liberal president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. But would things have been any different had McCain won over Obama? I think not.
Progressivism is defined as:
favoring or promoting political or social reform through government action, or even revolution, to improve the lot of the majority
In short, progressivism is a political philosophy that believes in government solutions as opposed to a free solution based system of capitalism. Liberals like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gleefully embrace their progressive beliefs. Progressive republicans, like John McCain and most moderate republicans, are less open with their beliefs preferring to cloak themselves, in public, as conservatives but when they are given power they embrace their true beliefs of progressivism. The only difference between democrat and republican progressives is the pace of implementing progressive or big government solutions.
As we have seen with Barack Obama his speed towards progressive solutions has been nothing short of stunning. Obama in three years has topped the spending that took George Bush eight years to accomplish. Today, America is over $15 trillion dollars in debt due largely to the massive expansion of government by Obama, the center piece being his health care plan. Notwithstanding this massive debt Obama continues to advocate more government spending and only minimal cuts in expenses. What does this all mean for the 2012 elections? America and definitely the world are at the cusp of a complete collapse. While Europe struggles with massive debt that sees at least four countries on the verge of bankruptcy, Obama continues to move America to increasingly more spending which inevitably will end in America, like the European countries, defaulting. 2012 will be America’s last exit before total and complete financial collapse.
Today Newt Gingrich leads the Republican field for the presidential nomination. Many pundits report that Gingrich represents a fighting spirit that many Tea Party supporters are embracing simply because they want to have a candidate that will aggressively attack Barack Obama. This could very well be true but what Tea Party and real conservatives should realize is that a vote for Newt is a vote for Obama. A Newt Gingrich presidency will see the continued promotion of progressive policies although the pace and perhaps the magnitude of these policies might come at a slower more methodical pace than if Obama remained in office. Make no mistake, Newt Gingrich is a Progressive or as we like to say here at BQI, a Progressive in sheep clothing.
Over the last week or so more and more information has been disclosed about Newt’s Progressive roots, everything from his admiration of Franklin D. Roosevelt to his positions on illegal immigration and the value of capitalism. Perhaps one of the more telling facts of Newt’s progressive beliefs is his admiration for former SEIU union president Andy Stern. For those who do not know about Mr. Stern, he recently spoke of his admiration for the Chinese communist government,nothing how their system of government is the model of capitalism for the 21st century. Mr. Stern is a close friend of President Obama which was confirmed when records showed that Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House during Obama’s first year in office. In his book, “Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works,” Gingrich praises the former SEIU head. In his book he writes:
Andy Stern, the head of the Service Employees International Union, is the union leader who probably best understands the challenge of the world market and the need to make American union members productive in the face of world competition. Sadly, he is a distinct minority among union leaders. Huffington Post
Moreover when faced with the realization that these words could adversely impact his campaign, the following occurred:
And when presented with the passage, former Gingrich aide Rick Tyler stressed that his former boss no longer agrees with those sentiments.
“He met with Andy Stern several times and Andy Stern had given Newt the impression that he was a forward-looking union leader,” said Tyler. “Turns out he wasn’t.” Huffington Post
The following are more examples of the Newt in sheep clothing who is now being exposed. As a conservative I will tell you without hesitation that Ronald Reagan is the greatest president in modern times. Newt has a history of extolling praise on FDR as the greatest president in modern times. I think this speaks volumes to just how embedded his progressive beliefs are in his political thinking. His belief in Progressivism and his progressive ideas are not a slip of the tongue or some indiscretion like sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi to extol the need for federal action on climate change. No, as the video shows, Newt’s repeated and passionate description of FDR shows just how much he embraces progressivism.
In this second video, venerable conservative Charles Krauthammer reacts to Newt’s attack on Mitt Romney describing Mitt’s time as a capitalist with Bain Capital, as something unseemly and dirty.
What real conservatives, Tea Party proponents, should realize is that we are being presented with the same options that existed in 2008. Do we settle and vote for a progressive in sheep clothing, a McCain type, or do we actively seek true conservatives and make an all out effort for their victory. If we believe that progressivism is the real cancer in America then whether it is presented to America slowly or by warp speed is immaterial. The end result is the destruction of capitalism and America.
In 2012 conservatives must take a stand and show unwavering support to real conservatives. Might I suggest that you all take a hard look at Michelle Bachman or Rick Santorum.
Here is more discussion about the Gingrich issue and his progressivism.