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Newt World Responds to ABC Buzz
NRO ^ | 1/18/2012 | Robert Costa

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 you’re talking about somebody who is still, probably, very bitter.”

Below, Gingrich’s 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 father’s 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 grandchildren’s future.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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To: org.whodat

If he loses this race, he isn’t a politician, is he? He would have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


101 posted on 01/18/2012 8:55:25 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: yldstrk
The "pharisees" in the Democrat party--and in the general population--can point to Newt and say he is a "poor miserable sinner", as many Lutherans give confession to be during their Communion worship services.

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".

102 posted on 01/18/2012 9:06:22 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: RC one
Once a politicians always a politician, and that applies to anyone that ever won and/or run for office. There is no other definition. When you sue someone, you are required to go into a room and have that persons attorney ask you any question he wishes for as long as he wishes. I have been in court rooms where a man and a woman tear each other apart and if you have ever had one little kinky thing happen in your sex life the whole court will know about it shortly. I was there as an expert witness, but damn it was always embarrassing.
103 posted on 01/18/2012 9:07:39 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: yldstrk

Then you would have hated Churchill and Reagan in their younger days. Both turned out to be great leaders.

Pray for America


104 posted on 01/18/2012 9:23:33 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for Newt the Bambino)
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To: yldstrk
Newt put a roof over her head, fed and clothe her for 19 yrs, many happy and at the end not so happy years.

She should be grateful. Both gave love a chance and it failed.

105 posted on 01/18/2012 9:42:26 PM PST by duckln
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To: reaganaut

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”......


106 posted on 01/18/2012 10:15:49 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Reagan69

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


107 posted on 01/18/2012 10:18:44 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: yldstrk

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.


108 posted on 01/18/2012 10:21:41 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Siena Dreaming

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

why?

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


109 posted on 01/18/2012 10:32:15 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: agrarianlady

Nice lady hat tip to you ma’am or miss!


110 posted on 01/18/2012 10:36:21 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: All

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?


111 posted on 01/18/2012 10:45:26 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ( www.zombietime.com - The true face of the left that the MSM refuses to cover.)
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To: yldstrk
no, the marriage didn’t “fail” Newt murdered it

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.

112 posted on 01/18/2012 10:48:49 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: advance_copy

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.

113 posted on 01/18/2012 11:12:39 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: wardaddy
Ginrich has been waffly ever since he quit Congress in the 90's.

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.

114 posted on 01/18/2012 11:16:08 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: DJ MacWoW
The marriage was shaky because he had high ambitions and she knew that wasn't going to work.

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.

115 posted on 01/18/2012 11:20:30 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: advance_copy
Hey! CBS / NBC / ABC / CNN;
Is Dan (true, but faked) Rather , still working there?
Got any more flares in the truck's fuel tanks?
Red Lion supermarket false "tainted beef" stories?
Any more (Anti-American War) Poison Sarin Gas stories.
Honesty, Is not your Forte'

116 posted on 01/18/2012 11:29:09 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: KansasGirl
I think Obama is behind this, not Romney.
ABC is in the tank for Romney.
This is all being orchestrated by Obama.

BUMP to that....

117 posted on 01/18/2012 11:32:44 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Siena Dreaming

lol....Marianne...an adulteress herself knows better dear?

good lord.


118 posted on 01/19/2012 12:01:30 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: advance_copy

Did his wife Come back From the Dead? I thought she was On her Death Bed? Oh well Miracles do Happen


119 posted on 01/19/2012 3:50:34 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: advance_copy

FUABC, FUMR, and FUBO. That is all.


120 posted on 01/19/2012 3:54:00 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Checked your posting history. You hate Gingrich so any extenuating circumstances will not affect your opinion. We’re done.


121 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ballplayer

His first wife didn’t die and never had cancer.


122 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: org.whodat

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.


123 posted on 01/19/2012 6:16:06 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: RC one

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


124 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:24 AM PST by estrogen (don't let the media pick our candidate)
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To: RC one

No it is not limited, not at all.


125 posted on 01/19/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: RC one

Nonsense. The serial cheater isn’t going to sue anyone.


126 posted on 01/19/2012 6:32:02 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I "hate" Gingrich because I don't agree with some of his positions?

Oh, brother.

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.

127 posted on 01/19/2012 7:13:10 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: wardaddy
So now we're debating which adulterer "knows better"?

Uh huh.

128 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:02 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: narses
“You have facts or are you jist opining?”

Haters, as evidenced here, don't need facts. Their hate alone is their support, facts, judge, jury and hangman.

129 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:19 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: Reagan69
Newt did wrong. We have all done wrong.

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.

130 posted on 01/19/2012 8:18:50 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: yldstrk

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.


131 posted on 01/19/2012 8:29:20 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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