Michael Gaynor
Gingrich showed that Obama's "a bad person," but omitted key unfitness evidence
By Michael Gaynor
August 2, 2011

The truth is that Obama was elected President because critically important information about him and his presidential campaign was not made generally known and Gingrich 's book indicates that, MonCrief and Malkin's efforts notwithstanding, he's oblivious to it.

The premise of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign book, To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine is valid: America definitely needs saving from Obama's secular socialist machine.

Gingrich's political diagnosis:

"Hidden beneath the pleasant campaign façade of Senator Obama was a ruthless willingness to replace 'the audacity of hope' with 'the audacity of raw, ruthless power.' He has brought the corrupt, Chicago-style politics he learned in his youth to the White House. Combined with Pelosi and Reid, Obama created a powerful political machine in Washington unlike anything seen in my lifetime" (p. 72).

"Today, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Left are indisputably secular, they are socialist, and they operate as a machine. Therefore, 'secular-socialist' machine the most accurate way — in fact, the only accurate way — of describing their coalition that controls so much of our government" (p. 62).

By secularism, Gingrich means "an explicitly anti-religious outlook expressed in policies designed to ban all religious expression from the public square" (p. 37).

Gingrich opined that "OUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON IS THE TRUTH" (p. 166) and he's right about that.

Gingrich's book is a treasure trove of important information that voters need to know, but, astonishingly, the author undercut his case by suggesting that calling President Obama "a bad person" (p. 2) goes too far as well as omits the ugly truth about Obama and Obama written about extensively by Michelle Malkin in Culture of Corruption and at www.michellemalkin.com.

Gingrich completely overlooked the illicit relationship between ACORN/Project Vote and the Obama presidential campaign and Obama's lies about his ACORN ties. The omission is perplexing because Gingrich referred to Malkin's discussion of ACORN in Culture of Corruption, but not the highlight — how The New York Times killed just before Election Day 2008 an Obama/ACORN expose based on information from ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief because it feared that the expose would be "a game changer." Malkin had written about them and included ACORN in his book, noting that it operated "to turn out voters for far-left Democrats" (p. 62).

Gingrich asserted that "[t]he inescapable truth is that we have not been honest with ourselves. We are emerging from a pattern of self-deception that transcends partisan and ideological lines. Repeatedly refusing to face the facts, we have been surprised by obvious events that we only missed due to our determination to deceive ourselves" (p. 159).

Cover up and media bias are not self-deception. The truth is that Obama was elected President because critically important information about him and his presidential campaign was not made generally known and unfortunately Gingrich 's book indicates that, MonCrief and Malkin's efforts notwithstanding, he's oblivious to it.

Ironically, the evidence presented in the book shows that Obama IS "a bad person."

"A bad person" is "a person who does harm to others (www.thefreedictionary.com/bad+person).

A liar is "a bad person." See John Dorsey's How To Spot Liars and Other Bad People: Learn The Rhetorical Tricks That Deceivers Use So You Can Avoid Being Conned, Fooled And Taken For A Ride (www.amazon.com/Spot-Liars-Other-People-ebook/dp/B00579ZO64)."

The truth is that Obama's a liar and a deceiver whose lies and deceptions put him in the White House.

Gingrich gave examples of "Obama's fundamental deception of the American people" (p. 73).

Gingrich wrote: "It's almost impossible to count [the Obama] administration's broken promises" (p. 74).Gingrich opined: "Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of President Obama's first two years in office is the machine's brazen willingness to use the power of the state to coerce and intimidate Obama's opponents while rewarding his political allies" (p. 91).

Gingrich deplored "President Obama's unconstitutional use of the Environmental Protection Agency to blackmail Congress into passing his ca-and-tax energy bill" as "[p]erhaps the worst example of the machine's intimidation tactics" (p. 93).

Gingrich deemed Obamacare as "a corrupt deal" that "mock[ed] the very idea of equal protection under the law" and the process that created it as "the polar opposite of the way President Obama and Speaker Pelosi had promised to govern" (pp. 67-68).

Gingrich not only described "Obama's endorsement of...tactics of fundamental dishonesty " as "a matter of public record," but quoted radical "community organizer" Saul Alinsky's son David to the effect that "Obama learned his lesson well" (p. 58).

Gingrich stated that even though "candidate Obama passionately vowed to make Washington more bipartisan, more transparent, and more accountable to the American people" (p. 68), "President Obama's C-SPAN flip-flop may have been the most vivid example of the Democratic leadership's unwillingness to uphold campaign promises, much less the ideals of this country" and "[t]hat instance of hypocrisy...is just the tip of the iceberg" (p. 69).

Gingrich asserted that "the secular-socialist machine gained power through dishonesty, deceit, and deception" (p. 159).

Gingrich pronounced "[t]he lies and corruption of the Pelosi-Reid Congress...extraordinary" and then opined that "they pale in comparison to the gaping disconnect between the promise of candidate Obama and the governing of President Obama" (p. 72).

Gingrich rightly noted that "in 2008 we gave power to a radical left wing elite" determined "to make America a more socialist, more secular society" "guided by government elites," described it as "an existential threat" to America and warned that "[i]f we lose this struggle, the America of our fathers and forefathers will be forever lost, giving way to a secular-socialist machine that will never relinquish power of its own accord" (pp. 8-9).

Gingrich, in a section titled "WHY THE SECULAR-SOCIALIST LEFT HAS TO LIE," asserted that "in order to achieve its historic mission of transforming America, the secular-socialist movement must resort to dishonesty in communicating with the American people" (pp. 54-55).

Gingrich opened a chapter titled "The Lies They Told Us (Because They Had To)" this way: "How does the secular-socialist machine gain power? That's easy; they lie to us."

Gingrich explained in detail ten "fundamental differences between historic American ideals and those of the secular-socialist Left," including (1) work versus theft, (2) productivity versus union work rules and bureaucracy, (3) elected representation versus bureaucrats and judges, (4) honesty versus corruption, (5) low taxes with limited government versus high taxes with big government, (6) private property versus government controls, (7) localism versus Washington control, (8) American energy versus environmental extremists, (9) conflict resolution versus litigation and (10) religious belief versus secular oppression.

Gingrich stated: "...secular socialists know the bigger and more powerful government gets, the more politicians can use its power to benefit their supporters. In other words, secular socialists don't win power because they offer a compelling vision of the future; their entire program is just a convenient way to pay off members of their coalition and bribe new ones into joining. And the more power secular-socialist politicians have, both in elected positions and in the bureaucracies, the better these coalition members can be fed from the public trough" (p. 61).

BUT, Gingrich conspicuously did NOT explicitly call Obama "a bad person" for using "disgraceful and corrupt political bribes, secret backroom deals and legislative chicanery" (p. 2) in pursuit of .the fundamental transformation of America that Obama seeks.

Instead Gingrich wrote (pp.2-3): "Obama doesn't resort to these machine methods because he's a bad person. He resorts to them because his big-government agenda of wealth redistribution, unsustainable government spending, high taxes, suffocating business regulation; and the denigration of traditional American values is so widely rejected that it can't be imposed openly and honestly — even when his party controlled both houses of Congress."

Note to Newt: A person who resorts to "disgraceful and corrupt political bribes, secret backroom deals and legislative chicanery" to pursue a "his big-government agenda of wealth redistribution, unsustainable government spending, high taxes, suffocating business regulation; and the denigration of traditional American values" is "a bad person." Indeed, a person who resorts to such "machine methods' is 'a bad person," regardless of his or her political agenda.

© Michael Gaynor


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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)


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