Gingrich’s ’21st Century Contract With America’ Turned Into Attack Flyer

Feb 18, 2012 9:59pm

Newt Gingrich’s campaign passes out copies of his 21st Century Contract With America to attendees at every campaign stop across the nation, but today in Cumming, Ga., a pamphlet that looks nearly identical to the campaign pamphlet but was actually an attack flyer was placed on cars.

The front side of the pamphlet has the Newt 2012 official logo and says “21st Century Contract with America.” The reverse side also has the same design style as Gingrich’s actual contract, with an American flag background, but the top of the pamphlet is labeled “The Loves of my Life,” and has pictures of Gingrich’s two ex-wives, labeled “#1 wife” and “#2 wife,” and one of his current wife, Callista Gingrich, labeled “#3 wife.”

The phony contract is written in the first person as if the pamphlet is from Gingrich.

“I co-sponsored the Fairness in Broadcasting Act in 1987, which was the the anti-First Amendment FCC rule reversed by President Ronald Reagan. Why should radio stations be allowed to broadcast what they want,” the flyer reads.

As speaker of the House, Gingrich was the author of the Contract With America in the early 1990s, and this election cycle, he introduced his new version of the contract, which heralds legislative proposals such as repealing Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act and other proposals like balancing the federal budget.

The other sections on the attack flyer cover the housing bubble and the economy, tying Gingrich to Fannie Mae, “I voted YES for the Housing and Community Development Act,” the flyer reads. “This law forever tethered the taxpayers to bailout Fannie Mae.”

The bottom of the flyer shows a picture of what Gingrich doing what he has called the “dumbest thing” he’s ever done: sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi.

There is no indication of what organization or individual is behind the flyer. One attendee at the event told ABC News that a Ron Paul supporter was placing Ron Paul flyers on cars, but did not see the phony contract being distributed at the time.

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