Skip to comments.Newt World Responds to ABC Buzz
Posted on 01/18/2012 6:34:27 PM PST by advance_copy
Bob Walker, a senior Gingrich adviser, says the campaign will fight back. It is pretty nasty to use personal tragedy for political exploitation, he says. That was a very bitter divorce, and youre talking about somebody who is still, probably, very bitter.
Below, Gingrichs daughters issue a memo to ABC News:
To: ABC News Leadership
From: Kathy Lubbers, Jackie Cushman
Date: January 18, 2012
The failure of a marriage is a terrible and emotional experience for everyone involved. Anyone who has had that experience understands it is a personal tragedy filled with regrets, and sometimes differing memories of events.
We will not say anything negative about our fathers ex-wife. He has said before, privately and publicly, that he regrets any pain he may have caused in the past to people he loves.
ABC News or other campaigns may want to talk about the past, just days before an important primary election. But Newt is going to talk to the people of South Carolina about the future about job creation, lower taxes, and about who can defeat Barack Obama by providing the sharpest contrast to his damaging, extreme liberalism. We are confident this is the conversation the people of South Carolina are interested in having.
Our father is running for President because of his grandchildren so they can inherit the America he loves. To do that, President Obama must be defeated. And as the only candidate in the race, including Obama, who has actually helped balance the national budget, create jobs, reform welfare, and cut taxes and spending, Newt felt compelled to run to serve his country and safeguard his grandchildrens future.
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If he loses this race, he isn’t a politician, is he? He would have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Many might be able to say they have never--in their action--broken the Ten Commandments, but they know that by the standard set by Jesus--who knows their hearts and minds--they are still sinning in thought and word, if not deed.
May God grant to Newt--and to us all-- the wisdom to understand that "righteousness" is a "robe" we can "put on" ONLY because it was given to us beacause of God's grace and Christ's sacrifice, and it is "white" ONLY because it has been "washed in the blood of the Lamb".
Then you would have hated Churchill and Reagan in their younger days. Both turned out to be great leaders.
Pray for America
She should be grateful. Both gave love a chance and it failed.
I remember this woman at the elementary school saying they were moving to Utah and I said “oh I am so sorry” and she said “why” and I said, “are you Mormon?” and she said they were so then I quickly said “oh you’ll love it”......
bitter woman who cheated with him against his first wife
not exactly a paragon of virtue herself
since we are leaping off into that briar patch naked and all
LOL. Yep. My worst fear was that MrR would get a federal job and we would be assigned to Utah.
Being non-LDS there is hard enough, being an outspoken ex-mormon like me is hell.
Even when I lived there and was LDS, it was a very weird place to live.
it’s funny...I know usually which posters here are gals and which not
and which are womanless male posters...who usually ape what the women say..FR romanticism and all
but on this Newt stuff...it looks pretty split
some chicks here detest Newt and adore the scorned mistress who became his 2nd wife
and other women are cool as grits about it and refuse to fall for the media and Romney war machine
I wish JR would do a poll...
btw...I like Newt...unless he’s a pedophile or tranny...I can deal with it
he married his high school teacher who was quite older when she got preggers...that failed..yep..he cheated..do we know for a fact she never did?
second wife was a woman he cheated with on first wife...
folks here act like he’s Bill Clinton or something
because they are mad their candidate can’t make sustained hay and cannot compete with Mitt nationally or in debates
now if something crazy pops then we can have another conversation
Nice lady hat tip to you ma’am or miss!
Obama used Jack Ryan’s divorce to get elected Senator.
Who do you think is behind these attacks?
When are they going to interview Larry Sinclair?
Is this a first hand witness account? NO I am NOT for adultery... however, I also know it is NOT the unforgivable 'sin' and 99% of the time there are two sides to every 'divorce'. Just for the record, I have just as much animus about Newt for couching it with that lying stealing liberal Nanny the RED PEWLouise, and his uttering the words 'the era of Reagan is over'... Now exactly where he got indoctrinated with that notion is still a mystery. But I think the cult of Nostradamus is partially behind all this 'fear' mongering of man made climate change.
Steaming pile of BS. Any other time except now would have been worth at least a listen. Newt's got my vote just because of this crap.
Nothing new. Some of us have known about his character for years. We have also knows he was going to try for the Presidency eventually. Now, it's not that he's a terrible man...he just does not have the character for national office. Marianne knows that.
Some are fooled by his current charisma. But he would disappoint these same people within a month of taking office. He does not hold a sustained position.
Newt is great as a TV personality. And that's where he should stay.
So she warned him. Too bad he didn't heed his wife but went traipsing elsewhere.
He may have led a better life had he settle for faithfulness as every husband should. Certainly he would have been more widely respected by those of us who can spot weak character.
lol....Marianne...an adulteress herself knows better dear?
Did his wife Come back From the Dead? I thought she was On her Death Bed? Oh well Miracles do Happen
FUABC, FUMR, and FUBO. That is all.
Checked your posting history. You hate Gingrich so any extenuating circumstances will not affect your opinion. We’re done.
His first wife didn’t die and never had cancer.
If we were talking about specific acts of libel, testimony would be limited to those specific acts of libel. This wouldn’t be a divorce trial, it would be a civil trial and it would be highly focused on specific statements that were false/unprovable and injurious.
Just saw on Fox News an interview with Newt where he said he is not going to comment on anything that is said in the interview. His daughters sent a letter to ABC saying that personal family business should not be public fodder. If anyone wants to question his daughters feel free but he isn’t going to comment on the interview. Smart move
No it is not limited, not at all.
Nonsense. The serial cheater isn’t going to sue anyone.
I will vote for him if he gets the nomination. But I think he's got faults. That's "hating"?
You got some weird definitions.
Haters, as evidenced here, don't need facts. Their hate alone is their support, facts, judge, jury and hangman.
What pisses me off is that this 'hit job' is being brought to you by the geniuses who gave us Bod Dole and John McCain. They are 'republicans' who dish up crap, the day prior to the primary election day to give you a small set of probably partial truths to 'guide' you to vote against Gingrich and for Romney. They think they can 'force' you to vote they way they want you to vote by appealing to the supposed carnality of a man, who professed his behavior was sinful, wrong, stupid, and was his own fault,....all the while they commit the greater sin of selling their vice of the serpents' subtilty of self-submitted enslavement by 'getting you to do it their way'......put your own instincts on the shelf for now...vote the way we want you to vote....for we are your masters....we call the shots.
Newt did wrong....ABC and the establishment republicans are doing a greater wrong.
Well, that, and “peace, love, dope” ruled the day for many—especially the ‘beatniks’ and hippies. We sacrificed 50,000+ people in Viet Nam and let Iranians take our Embassy staff without consequence. We disengaged from gold as a currency and yet, supported Israel in the 6-Day war. We gave up the Panama Canal to the Communist Chinese and stood in gas lines—twice. We abandonned our economy to foreign interests and abandonned the practice of praying to God everyday before school started. We made abortion legal.
Communism was only part of all this, as were the riots in the 60s, the assassinations—including of a President, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and the Viet Nam war itself.
Then, there was the moon race and the walk on the moon.
That era was a truly wild ride. Very, very few came out unscathed. I am in that group, and I have the scars to prove it.
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