Carol Platt Liebau
Did Newt Gingrich really just analogize trading on his own Washington-insider connections, lobbying for Freddie Mac, to Mitt Romney's  private sector work at Bain -- and adopt a left-wing argument that somehow dynamic capitalism is evil if it ever results in job losses?

That kind of argument belongs to Occupy Wall Streeters -- not a self-proclaimed conservative seeking to run the world's preeminent (capitalist!) economy.  What's more, what many find unpleasant about Gingrich's relationship with Freddie Mac isn't just its outcome; it's the fact that it existed in the first place as a prime illustration of the "crony capitalism"/Beltway revolving door mentality (brilliantly excoriated by Sarah Palin) that Americans rightly abhor whether it's exhibited on the left or the right.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.

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