Put up or STFU

Pelosi On President Gingrich: “That Will Never Happen! There’s Something I Know.”

So what does Nancy know? Not this by Byron York, apparently:

Nothing happened with the Justice Department and the FBI, but the IRS began an investigation that would stretch over three years. Unlike many in Congress — and journalists, too — IRS investigators obtained tapes and transcripts of each session during the two years the course was taught at Kennesaw State College in Georgia, as well as videotapes of the third year of the course, taught at nearby Reinhardt College. IRS officials examined every word Gingrich spoke in every class; before investigating the financing and administration of the course, they first sought to determine whether it was in fact educational and whether it served to the political benefit of Gingrich, his political organization, GOPAC, or the Republican Party as a whole. They then carefully examined the role of the Progress and Freedom Foundation and how it related to Gingrich’s political network.

In the end, in 1999, the IRS released a densely written, highly detailed 74-page report. The course was, in fact, educational, the IRS said. “The overwhelming number of positions advocated in the course were very broad in nature and often more applicable to individual behavior or behavioral changes in society as a whole than to any ‘political’ action,” investigators wrote. “For example, the lecture on quality was much more directly applicable to individual behavior than political action and would be difficult to attempt to categorize in political terms. Another example is the lecture on personal strength where again the focus was on individual behavior. In fact, this lecture placed some focus on the personal strength of individual Democrats who likely would not agree with Mr. Gingrich on his political views expressed in forums outside his Renewing American Civilization course teaching. Even in the lectures that had a partial focus on broadly defined changes in political activity, such as less government and government regulation, there was also a strong emphasis on changes in personal behavior and non-political changes in society as a whole.”

The IRS also checked out the evaluations written by students who completed the course. The overwhelming majority of students, according to the report, believed that Gingrich knew his material, was an interesting speaker, and was open to alternate points of view. None seemed to perceive a particular political message. “Most students,” the IRS noted, “said that they would apply the course material to improve their own lives in such areas as family, friendships, career, and citizenship.”

The IRS concluded the course simply was not political. “The central problem in arguing that the Progress and Freedom Foundation provided more than incidental private benefit to Mr. Gingrich, GOPAC, and other Republican entities,” the IRS wrote, “was that the content of the ‘Renewing American Civilization’ course was educational…and not biased toward any of those who were supposed to be benefited.”

The bottom line: Gingrich acted properly and violated no laws. There was no tax fraud scheme. Of course, by that time, Gingrich was out of office, widely presumed to be guilty of something, and his career in politics was (seemingly) over.

Yeah, it’s a wingnut site. But if you have better facts let’s see ’em.

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61 Responses to Put up or STFU

  1. DeniseVB says:

    I’ve seen fear and loathing on some conservative blogs…..”hope he wasn’t boinking her” 😀

    The Obama sealed school records concern me more. Was he taking classes from Cloward-Piven. One or both of them were on the Columbia faculty while he was there.

    Also, I understand using sources from obviously left or right sources, but I always look at the content. Here York was quoting an actual IRS report. I have no problem with that. How many times do we see Politico use “sources close to the source of the source” type quotes? I ignore those.

    • votermom says:

      ”hope he wasn’t boinking her”

      brain bleach!!!!

    • Lulu says:

      Obama probably went to school as a foreign national for tuition and scholarship breaks. His mom was an academic and knew the ins and outs of getting a discount. They probably did not see anything wrong with it until he decided he wanted to go to law school. Shit like that always catches up with you. If he had not gone into politics no one would have cared.

      • Lulu says:

        And if he was 17 or 18 years old when this happened and was heavily influenced by others, he could have claimed it was stupid and wrong as an adult. His mother tried to pull a fast one on disability insurance application saying she was in good health when she had returned to Hawaii for cancer treatment so she was capable of fudging on his college applications too. Then he wrote books about what saints she and his father were which was total fiction and it was too late to fess up. So cover up.

  2. yttik says:

    I don’t know if Pelosi was really referring to any ethics problems, but more likely she knows how the two parties work, how the establishment politicos and the unpledged delegates have so much influence.

    The media and the Powers that Be don’t want a Gingrich nominee and I think her comment was more like, the GOP elites will just kneecap Gingrich like the Dems do when a candidate they don’t want, wins the popular vote and the delegate count.

    Kind of interesting though, she sounds a little scared and angry. That body language and her “Not. Going. To. Happen” sound defensive and insecure.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Just saw a soundbyte from Newt, who doesn’t seem concerned and said “I’d rather be threatened by her than endorsed by her”. He’s already in front of it.

    • yttik says:

      No New Dirt! That’s not a bad campaign slogan for Newt.

    • Mary says:

      So, basically, she was just mouthing off. Typical.

      Credibility? I don’t think so.

    • Lulu says:

      Madame Nancy was I think on the ethics committee who investigated Newton. That stuff is confidential except for their final report. Newton has already told her that she would be violating the rules of the house and she shut up. They look at bank statements and stuff and it is supposed to be confidential to get the miscreants to co-operate. If she doesn’t shut her yap she is going to have an ethics complaint filed against her and she isn’t Madame Speaker any more. She is a mean girl bully and it is like 2008 all over again to try to rig primaries only not in her own frigging party. She wouldn’t impeach Bush but she will smear Newton who smears himself daily.

    • Mary says:

      She certainly DOES know the “inside plan” that was cooked up at the DNC re the Obama/Clinton primaries, and how they made sure they dragged Obama over the finish line. She probably knows exactly what threats/bribes were made to superdelegates to make them ignore the wishes of their own state voters. She knows all the sh*t that went down getting Obamacare passed, too.

      Puhleaaase. Pelosi’s so deep in the crap she’s in no position to judge anyone else.

      Gimme a break.

  3. HELENK says:

    i keep think of this when ever princess nancy appears

  4. HELENK says:

    princess nancy is a botox blowhard.

    If I were newt, I would have someone watch this lady 24/7. the invisible president


  5. HELENK says:

    The secrets Nancy Pelosi has about me she will take to her grave. #Iowahawk2012

  6. votermom says:

    I admit it’s funny to me to see Nancy Impeachment Is Off The Table Pelosi versus Newt Impeach The Best POTUS in 60 Years Gingrich.

    My fond daydream: Gingrich/Palin ticket wins, and the Clinton loyalists impeach Newt and get him to resign.

  7. votermom says:

    This tweet probably captures the nature of conservative support for Newt:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Totally agree, the Newt certainly knows how Congress works, worts and all. To me, that’s what frightens the GOP establishment, and has Miss Fancy Nancy shaking in her lovely pantsuits.

      A Newt Presidency doesn’t bother me at all, still better than the guy we have now. So what if he sucks, we’ll all still be here with our torches. I’ve pretty much resigned to the fact that modern politics will always put me on the oppo team 😉

      • votermom says:

        As long as there is a Permanent Political Class, we will be in the Permanent Patriotic Opposition.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I certainly don’t want to go back to Daily Kos or Dem Underground type of hateful Oppo. Most depressing 4 years of my life 😦

          I forget where I saw it, but Tea Party mission statements are starting to include …..conservatives and independent liberals….as their supporters. I kinda liked that. 😀

      • gxm17 says:

        Me too. I’m kinda getting used to having an idjit asshat in the White House. It’s been so long, it would be downright strange to have someone, who could actually run a country, running the country.

        • DeniseVB says:

          My Dirt 2012 candidate could run the country better than the past 11 years. 😉 As a recovering Liberal/John Edwards supporter, The Dirt Party is my new passion in politics.

    • yttik says:

      Yes, good one! Romney just stands there in front of the burning house like a warm body, not knowing what to do. Santorum is so busy trying to stop gays from existing, he doesn’t even know the house is on fire. And Ron Paul, he wants to walk away from the house and go investigate the federal reserve.

    • votermom says:

      Who was it that said it’s like a western where you hire teh meanest merc who can shoot straight? Was it yttik?

      More on the same theme here

  8. votermom says:

    The tag #WhatNancyKnows is cracking me up

    michellemalkin Michelle Malkin
    Which side of the couch Newt prefers #WhatNancyKnows

    jimgeraghty jimgeraghty
    Newt liked to call the Speaker’s gavel “Mjolnir.” #WhatNancyKnows

    AiPolitics Ai Politics
    Newt has been hiding Paula Deen’s diabetes results for two years. #WhatNancyKnows

    DrewMTips DrewM
    Back in the 90s, Newt was unkind and didn’t rewind. #WhatNancyknows

    • votermom says:

      nkronos Nicholas Kronos
      The location of Newt Gingrich’s horcruxes. #WhatNancyKnows

      GreatHairGuy Ken Hand
      The Freddie Mac who paid Newt is a pole dancer in Boston’s Combat Zone #WhatNancyKnows #hhrs

      Cobbmelissa Melissa Cobb
      Newt, in the library, with the candlestick. #WhatNancyKnows

  9. HELENK says:


    where and how and why the ethics charges were started against Newt.
    very interesting seeing just how a person can be smeared without good cause

    • HELENK says:

      this is part of the artice. Irony anyone. best line
      “whats good for the goose , is good for the gander”

  10. gxm17 says:

    Gawd, but I wish the Obama drones would stop saying Newt can’t possibly win. These folks are just asking to eat crow. Word to the wise, progbots, say something innocuous like “we look forward to running against him.” Oh, and don’t get all frothy, mad dog. It’s unbecoming (and makes you look even scarier than the Newtmonster).

    • Three Wickets says:

      Progbots are definitely getting their OFA scripts these days. Meme for today. President Obama has never had any links to Saul Alinsky, hahaha. He’s in fact the opposite of radical Alinsky. It’s the tea party Republicans who like those tactics.

      • Karma says:

        On that theme, well two days ago. Was channel surfing and caught Tweety trying to play the race card in terms of the health care bill. They noticed that the bill is to the right of Nixon but still pretend that Obama’s a Dem.

        Anyway, Tweety rolled Saul Alinsky’s name around his mouth and claimed it sounded very ethnic. As if the right hasn’t been taking it to Hillary for decades over her Alinsky thesis. Tweety and the panel somehow make it racist….ugh.

        Here is the transcript, couldn’t find a short clip of it.


        CORN: You know, it`s been an absurd charge from the very beginning that he`s a socialist.

        There`s nothing that he`s done that is the least bit socialistic. But
        you still hear it, even in the past few days, Newt Gingrich out there
        saying that he wants to turn America into a socialistic, European-style
        secular state. And you hear Mitt Romney saying something a little bit more mild than that, that he wants to turn America into a European social welfare state, which sounds a lot like socialism.

        I think the president needs to get out there and advocate for his own
        programs more strongly than he has over the past three years, but he
        shouldn`t be out there worrying about defending himself on a charge like this. It`s kind of — it`s not even a dog whistle. It`s a bullhorn. And
        the people who buy it, you can`t reason with them. This is crazy stuff.

        MATTHEWS: Well, let`s go on the dog whistle thing to Joe.

        I keep hearing socialist. I hear Europe. I hear Saul Alinsky, very
        ethnic. Ooh, who`s he, you know? Noam Chomsky.


  11. HELENK says:

    stole this idea from Hillary is 44


  12. WMCB says:

    I’ve gotten all disgusted again, so am spending the day helping the granddaughter make blueberry pie. Nothing like a 5-year-old to get your mind off politics. She’s very proud of her pie.

  13. Three Wickets says:

    Everyone on the web is spazzing out. Amazing what a bit of Obama-Romney applecart upsetting can do. Great spectator sport.

  14. Lulu says:

    “Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office on Wednesday said the minority leader doesn’t have any dirt on Newt Gingrich.

    Pelosi has suggested in two interviews that she knows something that could prevent Gingrich from becoming president, but her office said the California Democrat doesn’t have any secrets about Gingrich, who has shot to the top of national Republican polls after winning the South Carolina primary.” http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/206475-pelosi-office-the-something-is-newt-wont-be-president

    And now Nancy doesn’t have any secrets on Newton. Does she have some dementia issues now? Or did the ethics committee remind her she can’t talk shit after they issued their report how ever many years ago? If she can the Republicans could also on Democrats.

  15. DeniseVB says:


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