Besides his stunning leap in yesterday’s Rasmussen Iowa poll, Newt Gingrich is surging in a few national polls and sagging badly in at least one Iowa poll. What the final numbers will show in Iowa remains to be seen.
Nevertheless, aside from his “paper serving” episode with one of his ex-wives, there are a few additional very important items in Gingrich’s past – some not very far back – that demand a closer look.
Gingrich has been tagged by Willard Romney as the inspiration for RomneyCare and eventually ObamaCare’s requirement for a individual health care mandate which would require all of us to march lockstep into the clutches of a gray, faceless socialist health care system. In his 2008 book Real Change, Gingrich wrote “Finally, we should insist that everyone above a certain level buy [health-care] coverage [or, if they are opposed to insurance, post a bond].” Post a bond? Really, Mr. Gingrich? And just who would hold the bond money, the federal government?
Gingrich supports a “partial amnesty.” He would accept a “partial amnesty for illegal aliens” to help them game our system. He seems to rely on the liberal’s favorite way to justify destroying our legal system – the old tried and true sob story citing the “plight” of a 19 year old illegal brought here at 3 years old. By his logic there are very few laws that could not be repealed. Mr. Gingrich a “partial amnesty” is like being “partially pregnant” or “partially dead” — it just doesn’t exist.
Despite his kind of, sort of, opposition to TARP before he supported it, he….