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    The latest GOP 2012-er to hop in, Newt Gingrich, gave his first speech as a candidate last night. Speaking to the Georgia Republican Party’s state-wide convention, Newt labeled President Obama the "foodstamp President", and stated that he wanted to be the "paycheck President".. Clever right? He continued by saying.. “we’re at the crossroads.. down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system" and the other road is a “proud, solid reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.” Doesn't that just sound great? Guess what Newt, people haven't forgotton your record as a big spending Congressman..

    Execellent article from Zaid Jilani on Gingrich and his speech:

    FLASHBACK: As Gingrich Calls Obama A ‘Food Stamp President’, He Was One Of Biggest Spenders In Congress


    Included in this article, was a video from the 90's, when filmmaker Michael Moore went to Cobb Country, to try to get them to give up their Federal $$.. Let's take a look at how that went down:

    [youtube]uJWemnpvrSM[/youtube]​

    Newt is a prime example of how much the right likes to hate on the Federal Govt., but they sure like the funds they, or their district recieve from said entity.

    By all means, be all for eliminating big government, but if you're gonna run on that, make sure you stay consistant with that message.. :thup:. Otherwise you're just a hypocrite.
     
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    I am shocked.

    A hypocritical politician!

    Whatever is the country coming to?

    *tsk, tsk, tsk*
     
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    Anyone older than 30 should know that the Slug is a spending freak
     
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    Is there any that aren't?

    There's plenty to discuss about other hypocritical positions, but I've always took issue with the Conservative mantra of.. Government is terrible!*

    *Unless it benefits the rich.. or our district.. :thup:.
     

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