Is Newt really a Conservative?

Many Republicans are embracing Newt Gingrich as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in this primary season. In answer to those people conservative researcher Steve Baldwin cites the following:
"Newt Gingrich is a political chameleon that has inexplicably managed to fool conservatives for 30 years. He is a globalist to the bone and supports every opportunity to erode American sovereignty and the constitution. He disguises his statist positions with an abundance of flip-flopping and pandering as needed. He has a long history of expanding the Federal Government and deficit spending. He is the very definition of an Establishment Insider."
Here are a few examples that Baldwin cites to support his position:
  • Voted for NAFTA, a blatant circumvention of Congress’ exclusive power to regulate commerce with foreign nations.
  • Supported the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Voted for the creation of the Federal Dept. of Education in 1979 under Jimmy Carter.
  • In one year (1994-1995) Gingrich voted for nearly $45 billion in foreign aid.
  • He’s a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
  • Supported spending $30B for the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 that shackled gun owners with new restrictions, federalized a number of crimes, and handed the feds police powers that the Constitution reserves to the states.
  • Voted to give billions of dollars to United Nations “peacekeeping” operations.
  • He cheated on one of his wives while she was suffering from cancer, delivered divorce papers to her in the hospital.
  • He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
  • He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
There are many other examples cited in the post - read more here. I am obviously not a fan of Newt and think that he is no more of a conservative than Romney is. What do you think? Is Newt really a conservative?

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