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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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181 posted on 04/15/2012 12:54:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

LOL, I hate big government, that is why Newt is a non starter. He likes big UN government.

Geesh, why don’t you actually check into Newt as we did here on FR for many years.

Do you know how hypocritical some of you appear?

Really pathetic.

182 posted on 04/15/2012 12:55:58 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I’ve been following Newt since the early 90s. Thanks though :)

183 posted on 04/15/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: dforest; annie oakley; presently no screen name

Be sure and post up those Freepmails, while you snort. LOL!

If you ever said anything worthy of a civil reply, then be fair and balanced to include that other set over there.

You know, the ones where you are consistently known as the bubble blower of BS with bananas for brains.

Post up those. They are in far greater supply, that’s for sure, and will be easier to find.

Now, go answer the door. Your acne prescription has arrived and get the skittles out of your teeth, and off your keyboard.

184 posted on 04/15/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: annieokie
One thing about this thread and others like it. THEY HAVE EXPOSED themselves as disruptors to true conservatives and are all LIARS on this thread in their pretenses. If NEWT was not a threat to them, why bother to continue with the TRASHING? Don't make sense

Exactly. They share in bringing this country down, it is on them, they own it. And it doesn't stop there - God knows ALL/Sees ALL - he knows those who use tactics/lies from the enemy.

THEY HATE AMERICA by deceiving voters by lying about Newt - exactly what Mitt is doing. They have that same lying spirit in them that supports baby killing and the HOMO agenda. They attached themselves to that spirit.

185 posted on 04/15/2012 1:13:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dforest

Thanks for the spelling tip.

Sometimes that happens among those of us who type with more than one finger.

I’ll keep it as is, just so you have to live with it, pal.

186 posted on 04/15/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: RitaOK

Good heavens, you are such a coward that you have to call in the “kook squad”.

You are at least good for a few laughs even though you lie a lot and are cowardly.

Good on ya. Keep making people chuckle at you. It gets you attention and high fives from the kool aid kids.

What happens to you when the party is over? Huh?

187 posted on 04/15/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

You have the same LYING spirit within you that mitt does.
Satan plays you like a fiddle for his own use.

Evil can’t exist unless people do evil - like LYING. Mitt’s satan’s minion and you carry on his work. You better think twice who the hook is.

188 posted on 04/15/2012 1:22:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RitaOK
Well hell, you should try one finger typing. It would be a step up for you.

No sense doing something you aren't apt at doing just because normal folks can do it.

Ciao, baby.

189 posted on 04/15/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by dforest
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To: presently no screen name

Oh shaddyup. You are more evil and foul than anyone could ever hope to be.

Geesh you are a disgusting flamethrower and lack substance. How pitiful you are.

You almost make lefties look sane. Almost.

Blow it out your left ear, kookball.

190 posted on 04/15/2012 1:32:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Joe Boucher

I was in right field last night. I have no idea what I was talking about as well.

Just to make it up, here is a video from the great folks that defend us all day long. (I might have been around for some of this)

191 posted on 04/15/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: true believer forever
I'm not, nor have I ever been a Santorum supporter.

I'd have liked more than anything to be a Newt supporter. But he's made too many excuses about having affairs, and his supporters make the same sorts of excuses and then dump all the blame on his ex-wives.

'There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,' Gingrich told The Christian Broadcasting Network.

If everything is someone else's fault, and nothing is Newt's fault, then he's either too naive and malleable to be president, or some of the blame is his and he isn't accepting his portion. It matters. Character matters. The truth matters.

This isn't about divorce, or even adultery, and it isn't about forgiveness. It is about showing that you can take responsibility. God forgives, and only God knows our hearts. We humans have only history to help guide us. Newt has never shown that he has learned from his own history. People who have learned their lessons don't say what he says or allow others to make excuses on their behalf.

At some point, he needs to have told his supporters that they shouldn't blame or trash his ex wives, who aren't running for office. He shouldn't use his daughters to try to convince everyone that his exes were bad. At some point, mature people state that they were responsible for their own behavior from start to finish.

We don't need another president for whom the buck does not stop "here".

As I said the first time, he's very smart, and he'd be great in countless ways, but this inability to accept responsibility and to allow others to blame his exes has tragically & permanently sidetracked him for much of America. It shows in the polls and in the voting results.

192 posted on 04/15/2012 2:47:27 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Seamus Sez: "Good dogs don't let their masters vote for Mitt!")
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To: eyedigress

I’ve read and enjoyed your posts many times but just couldn’t come up with what you were saying there.
Oh, well I’ve been there and done that.
Be safe and enjoy.

193 posted on 04/15/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

:^) Different times hit folks and we must be grounded. Thanks

194 posted on 04/15/2012 3:18:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Joe Boucher
The real America!
195 posted on 04/15/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Ditter

She told it on herself. She thought everybody knew she wore a wig...nobody did!

196 posted on 04/15/2012 4:17:02 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RE :”Start with Boehner. He is by far the biggest coward in D.C

He could respond to the Buffett rule law by proposing a Geithner rule law that says that tax cheats can't be treasury secretary.

Geithner gets on TV and says taxes should go up and we hear crickets out of Boehner.

197 posted on 04/15/2012 5:47:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs

” Geithner gets on TV and says taxes should go up and we hear crickets out of Boehner. “

What about Holder and F & F, and Holder and the Black Panthers? And 50-100 other atrocities ?

Boehner is worse than useless.

198 posted on 04/15/2012 5:51:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs

Whatever this topic is about, it’s just wasted words since Newt’s chances ended after Florida.

199 posted on 04/15/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs

Yep. But I got a chance to trash Boehner once more : )

200 posted on 04/15/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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