Yes, Virginia. A “Cockroach” Is a Lobbyist in DC Who Buys Influence in Congress


Virginia, no one calls for extermination!

Newt: “David (Gregory), “Meet the Press”), you know better. I was not a lobbyist.”


English: Former Speaker of the House Newt Ging...
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL "TEA ROSE"!

With a mixed bag political history and a personal history of a “trashy life.” it is curious why disgraced ex-speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich gets incensed when the media correctly call him a lobbyist. He could not truthfully say what his job was at Fannie Mae. Or, was it Freddie Mac…or both?  I mean, why would they pay $1.6 Million dollars for a “historian?”  That is the going rate for top lobbyists in Washington who became big and powerful in government and later traded on their contacts and influence.  This describes Newt Gingrich, the ultimate Washington INSIDER!

Perhaps Professor Gingrich missed the lecture on “What Is a Lobbyist?”  For generations we have turned to Websters for accepted definitions of what things are…or are not.

LOBBY

2lobby

verb

lob·biedlob·by·ing

Definition of LOBBY

: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and especially members of a legislative body on legislation
1
: to promote (as a project) or secure the passage of (as legislation) by influencing public officials
2
: to attempt to influence or sway (as a public official) toward a desired action
lob·by·er noun
lob·by·ism noun
lob·by·ist noun

Examples of LOBBY

  1. an organization that has been lobbying for reform of the tax laws
  2. The health-care industry has lobbied against the proposal.
  3. an organization that has been lobbying Congress for reform of the tax laws
  4. a player who has lobbied hard to be included in the team’s starting lineup
  5. I lobbied our company for a new computer.

NEWT GINGRICH OWES AN APOLOGY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO THE MEDIA WHICH SHINES A BURNING LIGHT ON ISSUES THAT CONCERN OUR FUTURE

NEWT, YOU WILL RECALL WHAT SHAKESPEARE SAID ABOUT “A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME,” ETC.