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To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)
Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy

Posted on 04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by CutePuppy

He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked.

This doesn't make any sense. If Callista really looked "God awful," how would it be that "he was rubbing it in everybody's face"? And do you suggest he should not have appeared with his wife at the political events but rather should have left her behind? And for which particular reason - being "God awful" or being "too young and too beautiful"?

I think your statement is, at the very least, subjective, projective, unworthy and, by accounts of most people who know and have met Callista, simply untrue and offensive.

Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2.

Are you really so blinded by hate that you have no compunctions about repeating and even magnifying the thoroughly disproved, debunked, refuted old lies sprung by the vile liberal media and propagated by the sclerotic GOP establishment?

If you really want to educate yourself on the facts, let's separate them from hateful fiction.

First, Callista is no more "Lurking" near her husband at the events than any other candidate's wife, be it Ann Romney or Karen Santorum.

Second, Newt met Callista for the first time and started dating her in 1993, 6 years after he was legally separated in 1987 from his estranged runaway wife #2, Marianne Ginther Gingrich (who chose to keep that name after the divorce) so Callista could not possibly have been the reason or cause for their separation and eventual divorce. Gingrich has been with Callista for more than 18 years, and happily married to her since 1999, after he resigned from Congress and finalized the bitter drawn-out divorce from Marianne, which she wouldn't grant him in 1994 when he was busy executing the Second Republican Revolution / Gingrich Revolution working to take over the Congress and pushing through the Congress and the vetoes the Contract With America. Callista, not Marianne, was with him through the trials and tribulations of that exciting and turbulent time, and 18 years together with her (more than 12 years in marriage) is much longer and happier than so many marriages are today. For the sake of the family Newt later converted to life-long faith of Callista, Catholicism.

Details / Refs:
Gingrich: If it comes to a shutdown, the GOP should stick to its principles - FR post #104, 2012 February 12

Gingrich admits ABC claim was false - FR post #32 / WSJ, No-Fault Newt, by James Taranto, 2012 January 20

The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt) - FR post #143, 2012 January 18 / PBS/VF, by Gail Sheehy, 1995 September

Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks - FR, posts #21, #36, #42, #3, 2012 January 12

Things happen in marriage, it doesn't always work out between two people, no matter how wonderful or horrible they might otherwise be. Rush Limbaugh is on his fourth marriage, to a much younger woman from a prominent Democratic family, he has no children, yet how many would question his conservative credentials, including being pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage? Reagan was divorced and remarried when he became President, yet he's been one of the best pro-life and pro-family Presidents.

Newt has good relationship with his first wife Jackie (who wasn't dying from cancer and wasn't served divorce papers when she was in the hospital - another debunked liberal lie, picked up by Newt's detractors) and he and Callista have great relationship with his daughters and grandchildren. Instead of being bitter about this, we should be happy for them, just like we are for Karen Santorum who made her share of mistakes in her youth, but found a good path and good marriage.

Also notice that some of the most ardent supporters of Newt on FR are women. So much for the "gender gap" that many so-called "conservatives" keep warning us about Newt becoming a nominee... How is this "gender gap" working out for Mitt Romney so far in national polling? Never overestimate the "well-meaning warnings" as usually they are just a case of "reverse psychology" in action.

He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach.

Also completely inaccurate.

In reality, the evangelical "leaders" have been very split about Newt and Rick, and then, as usual, chose poorly, in favor of "wear it on the sleeve" but poorly prepared, underfunded and unorganized candidate who had no chance to win but possibly get just enough support to either get "promoted" himself to VP slot or (if he becomes unviable as campaign unfolds) to push Romney to choose an evangelical "family values" candidate, à la Bush-Quayle ticket. Grassroots evangelical support can sometimes provide the margin of victory (slim, near miss Electoral College victories by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004) but, in itself, is not enough to win national elections or elect a candidate that does not meet "GOPe Seal of Approval."

Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, just like he did with Huckabee in 2008, endorsed Santorum, who was then polling at 2%, despite Newt providing Plaats' organization with $150K that were crucial to the successful ousting of three pro-gay-marriage Iowa Justices. And while Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer and James Dobson also endorsed Santorum, it took three rounds of voting to decide the "official endorsement" between Newt and Rick, with many other evangelical leaders either absent or openly individually endorsing Newt after this "consensus vote" at the Pressler Ranch near Houston, just before SC primary. Tim and Beverly LaHaye (Chair of Concerned Women of America), Jim Garlow, Don Wildmon and others also endorsed Newt, although they didn't actively campaign for him the way Dobson, Plaats, Perkins and Bauer did for Santorum.

From Gingrich: Christian Conservatives on My Side - RC, by Janie Lorber, 2012 January 17

Look where Dobson, Perkins, Plaats and Bauer are now - they are reduced to going hat in hand to Romney camp / GOPe who will most likely treat them like Clinton did Sister Souldja.

The unprecedented amount of money and extraordinary lies and ruined "conservative" reputations, that it took to assault Gingrich in Florida, by entire GOPe, when they / Romney were on the verge of losing to the only representative Tea Party conservative remaining there showed that GOPe wants Tea Party to occupy the same place within the GOP structure that the social / "family values" conservatives do now - a reliable vote by a "minority" that "has nowhere else to go" - basically the same exact role that the blacks, Jews, GLBT, "women" and other "minorities" represent for the establishment of the Democrat party. It was a fight for survival for GOPe, against a small(er) government, Reagan conservatives Tea Party movement.

If we don't unite behind Newt, the Tea Party will be just like evangelicals - a few minority "local" groups that are only paid a lip service by GOPe on the national level. That may be just fine with some evangelical "leaders" - just like the blacks got the "first black President" Bill Clinton and now the first African-American (literally, Kenyan-American) President, the evangelicals might get another "compassionate conservative" like Bush-43. Where does it leave the country and the rest of us?

Evangelicals have simply been used by the GOPe to split the Tea Party vote, by providing them a "true conservative" alternative in the form of Santorum. For instance, there was never an attempt to intimidate or negotiate a cut off of Foster Friess' SuperPAC funds that provided just enough of a lifeline for Santorum's campaign, unlike pulling all stops to get Sheldon Adelson stop donations to SuperPAC for Gingrich, or planting various false stories about the funds cut just before the states' primaries (thus diverting votes of supposedly "strategic" voters from Gingrich to Romney or Santorum).

(BTW, as an aside, the reason for Adelson not favoring Rick has nothing to do with his religious or social views - Vegas is a union town, casinos and restaurants there have had problems with several unions for decades, so the record of historically cozy relations of Santorum with unions is anathema to Vegas businessmen. There are large patches of prime real estate off the Strip in Vegas that have been for sale for a long time that nobody wants to buy and develop, but Adelson's Las Vegas Sands and Sands Cotai Central is opening another $5B casino in Macau, and plans to spend $35B over 9 years to build casinos and resorts in Spain, Macau and elsewhere in Asia - sales and profits are substantially higher per square foot overseas than in the unionized and overregulated U.S. / Vegas casinos).

Unfortunately, the entire Santorum's / evangelicals campaign plan was based entirely on trying to get Newt's votes and Newt out of the race, even though everybody understood that he would be crushed by Romney immediately after, one on one, even as Gingrich kept nearly publicly saying (to no avail for mathematically challenged) that he sees this as a fight to deny Romney most delegates rather than just "winning" the states while ceding delegates to Romney because Santorum didn't even have the required delegates in several states:

From Santorum, Paul look past Nevada caucuses - WPVI-TV, 2012 February 04

From Santorum refuses to bow despite another loss - WPVI-TV, 2012 February 05

Whoever thought that this may be a winning strategy against GOPe was nuts and had not learned the lessons of Huckabee 2008 run, when there wasn't even a fraction of money and the entire GOPe machine deployed against him like there was against Gingrich this year. Evangelicals played right into Romney / GOPe hands by insisting on "endorsing" and actively working for the "more perfect" single issue conservative as opposed to the supposedly "flawed" conservative.

To the delight of GOPe, it finally gave them an alternative to Newt - the race has turned from Anybody-But-Romney into Anybody-But-Gingrich. (Alinsky's rule #12 - "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.")

"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy" - Friedrich Nietzsche

All they had to do now was keep Santorum's campaign on "life support" and ignore Gingrich as if he didn't exist in the race, except for ratcheting up the pressure on Adelson to cut off the funds to SPAC and keeping to mock Gingrich within the media and only repeatedly asking him when he is going to drop out (Alinsky's Rule #13 - "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.") to shut down his message and antagonize the voters against him within the party, similar to what they've done to Newt ever since he became the Speaker and to Palin since she became a VP candidate.

Newt has always been pro-life, unlike Mitt Romney who has been [s]electively pro-choice or pro-life when it suited him politically, or even Rick Santorum who has been pro-choice earlier in his life, before he married and ran for Congress (apparently, some early mistakes in life but not the life circumstances of the others could be forgiven by some evangelical leaders).

Newt was also an adopted child, an Army brat, having to move from place to place often, not experiencing or knowing much about love in his youth, and marrying very young and having two children in his 19 years long first marriage, yet at that time he also accomplished getting Master and PhD degrees in history and becoming a college professor. Yet he never plays up his humble and difficult upbringing. In contrast, Rick Santorum's stump speech starts with his grandfather in the "Pennsylvania mining town" while he conveniently avoids mentioning that he was basically a child of relative privilege (his father was a chief of psychology department, mother a chief of nurses in the local Butler, PA, VA hospital) so getting him a good education (MBA and JD) was not such a burden for his family.

I am not trying to dump on Rick, who is a good family man, and whose family has seen their share of tragedy and disappointments. But many of the people who were voting for Santorum or Romney somehow allowed themselves to be taken in by lies about Newt and not question them, progressing to hating Newt with a passion. I am just trying to show that if, in their minds, Rick and his family are deserving of Christian or human forgiveness for their transgressions, then certainly, by all means, so does Newt and his family.

Nobody gave Newt anything in life, he had to work very hard for everything he achieved in life, and despite all the hardship, he has a record of conservative accomplishments that very few people can boast or even dream about, both in public life and post-public entrepreneurial life. That's why he is hated, envied and, just like Ronald Reagan, reviled by the lunatic left and the comfortable establishment right.

"If you have no enemies, you are not important enough to have made any" - Alexandre Dumas

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's.

As far as the old and tired meme of "excuses" and "whining" by Gingrich goes, if you ask for and are given an explanation of certain facts, you can always label anything you don't like an "excuse" or "whine" to ignore and avoid dealing with the substance of an explanation. That, in itself, is a poor, childish excuse for attempting to "win" the argument the substance of which you are unable to refute but unwilling to accept.

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To: RitaOK

Bite me, goofball sycophant.

141 posted on 04/15/2012 12:28:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: presently no screen name

Newt is NO conservative and I will NOT support Mitt.
When Newt was the house leader he spent MY money like a drunken sailor on shore leave for the first time in 9 months.
As for Mitt? look at my tag line.

142 posted on 04/15/2012 3:35:49 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

You are full of it. I knew personally the folks that were given a chance to work, they embraced it.

143 posted on 04/15/2012 3:42:41 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: dforest
Think as you please, this is who Newt is.

One question, who do you propose we vote for? Surely not Romney. Globalist, Pro Abortion, Gun grabber, Liar, Big Gov. phoney who never saw a tax he did not like.

Ron Paul? Have you looked at his foreign policy statements?

Jim Robinson is right, "rebellion is in the air".

144 posted on 04/15/2012 3:51:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yeah, and my real rebellion starts with me. Neither Mitt or Newt is conservative, I am not going to pretend and forget the pasts of either of these two.

Rebellion isn’t settling for darn near the same thing you are rebelling against.

So there.

145 posted on 04/15/2012 3:57:51 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

OK who do you support?

Ron Paul?

146 posted on 04/15/2012 4:08:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Nobody at the moment. I thought we were going for a brokered convention. What does it matter who I vote for in the primary as long as it denies Romney delegates?

I want a brokered convention and a conservative dream candidate.

You know, like a real one?

147 posted on 04/15/2012 4:32:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: eyedigress

I have NO idea what you b talking about eye??

148 posted on 04/15/2012 4:40:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Psalm 144; onyx
None of the candidates were what we Conservatives truly wanted... but here is the truth for you mitt supporters... those of us that stand against mitt would have voted for any of the candidates running... with the exception of Ron Paul and john huntsman... Paul because he is a staunch isolationist and his naive foreign policy and because hunstman is a socialist, obama but kissing employee.

mitt is evil... mitt is a socialist... mitt is a baby killer... mitt is a liar... mitt is a gun grabbing weapons ban lover... mitt is an appointer of hard left wing justices... mitt is a cultist... mitt is sh!t!

We DO NOT WANT mitt and we never have... and our primary election has been manipulated by reince prebeius and the rnc and through forcing certain states to hold open primaries and playing loose with electors and influencing certain Secretaries of State to keep mitt's competition off the ballot. To vote for mitt is to reward the decades of lies, tight control and corruption of the repblican elite and by ther forcing us to ALWAYS vote for THEIR candidate. We will NEVER vote for mitt because the list above... and while that list is damning... it is far from complete. FU mitt romney!


149 posted on 04/15/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: dforest

You are always slamming Newt with lies. You must be a mittbot - because that is all Mitt does is lie.

The evil in him demands he lies as he breathes and he backstabs anything good! He needs to BUY support from others to talk about how *great* about him. Now he has others lying. Tainted for life when anyone touches mitt!

His record in MA is is disastrous! He’s a PRO baby killing
demon candidate! Prowling around the USA ready to destroy her - like he did to MA. BUYING votes because he hasn’t earn them - taking others into his web of deceit.

150 posted on 04/15/2012 7:07:47 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dforest

Dumb@$$ - Mitt has you lying AGAIN. NEWT IS NOT THE ESTABLISHMENT. Any moron can figure out he is NOT - why can’t you. MITT IS A FRAUD - What IS your attraction to Mitt?

DID he marry you in his same sex ceremony or you prefer his $50 baby killing program. What is your attraction to him - his worship of satan w/his lying tongue? He caught you in his web of deceit - TAINTED FOREVER. The mitt stain doesn’t wash off! It will be burnt off in the fires of hell.

151 posted on 04/15/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RitaOK; sickoflibs

Lack of reason? LOL..oh, honey...are you a Newt fan? To be one you have to overlook reality! Newt is an egotistical, self indulgent jack ass who is largely responsible for getting us in the mess we’re trying to claw our way out of. Funny how you all just over look the facts!

And like Newt, you have NOTHING but insults! How soon you all forget! If people around here hadn’t had their heads up their butt for some broad not even running, you’d had time to find a decent candidate!

“ And no, I’m not a Gingrich supporter. He’s smart and good at debating, but he’s a RINO and I wouldn’t trust him for dog catcher much less the presidency. He’s down near the bottom of my list of eligible *cough* Republicans just before Ron Paul. Romney at the very bottom, of course, tied with Giuliani for when hell freezes over. “
#50 posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 10:42:03 PM by Jim Robinson

I’m done with the this place, it’s part of the problem.

152 posted on 04/15/2012 7:30:28 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dforest; C. Edmund Wright

Do us all a favor, friendless. STAY in school another six.

You will be safe there.

153 posted on 04/15/2012 7:34:58 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: RitaOK

One more thing. I am NOT going to vote for Romney, but I bet you, JR and all those Newt/Sarah fans out there will! And so will Newt and Sarah!

154 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:21 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: All
Wow! This post and all the replies have really opened my eyes! I have been looking for a new boyfriend/husband, after being married to Mr Ditter for 54 years, and I had settled on Newt but now.......... I just don't know. Maybe I better stick with Mr Ditter. s///>>>:/
155 posted on 04/15/2012 7:41:30 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: KantianBurke
Are you saying that when it comes to women, Newt is the Ted Kennedy of the GOP?

We only know about the cheating he did with his co-cheating-future-wives.

How many more were there? I wonder...

And I'm voting for him in the primary!

156 posted on 04/15/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: AuntB

If some of you guys could get your nose out of Newt’s bedroom just long enough to WAKE UP to his record while in office and take a look at who his enemies are, you might be able to see that those enemies are YOURS, for crying out loud.

The ones who are orchestrating the American collapse despise NEWT and put up Romney! LOL!

Nevermind the clear eyed record, when the weird ex-wives provide you with that rabbit trail to hang out on.

The enemy is in the gate at FR, that’s for sure, and they are right out from under the rock known as the GOPE socialist wing of your own Romney Republican Party.

157 posted on 04/15/2012 7:57:09 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: Williams
Callista’s hair is frozen in that stunning Magneto’s helmet style.


Her hair doesn't seem to move. Wonder if it's real. I can't imagine anybody wanting a wig that looks like her helmet.

158 posted on 04/15/2012 8:07:56 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
If Calista’s hair do was a wig, would it have the dark roots showing like I have seen occasionally? I guess Newt is really out of funds because I have a feeling C. would be at the hairdresser more often.
159 posted on 04/15/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

She needs a new hairdresser. That’s for sure.

160 posted on 04/15/2012 8:21:42 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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