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To: kabar; Reagan69; DJ MacWoW; All
Newt was the only sitting Speaker ever to receive a reprimand and a fine.

He didn't "receive a fine." He was also the only Speaker or any member of Congress against whom 84(!) bogus ethics charges were filed by minority party and who was cleared on all 84(!) of them, including ruling by the IRS (under Clinton!).
Ref: Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich - FR, post #27, 2012 January 09

85% of his GOP colleagues voted to reprimand him.

Exactly, instead of screaming at the top of their lungs about hypocrisy, political witch hunt and "railroading" of their leader, without whom so many 1995 freshmen Congress-critters would not see the inside of Capitol Hill, they preferred quiet existence under Speaker Hastert... What kind of hue and cry do you think would happen if one or two ethics charges were filed against Nancy Pelosi?

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

If Newt gets the nomination, that will be one of the biggest issues in the general campaign along with his womanizing and multiple marriages.

Of course, that's what they call "baggage" (everyone has one). In the meantime, Newt will be talking about the problems that people experience every day, and his solutions to solve them and how to restore "the shiny city on the Hill" and turn back the encroachment of the social-political-financial model, which is now bankrupting Europe and which Obama and Democrats openly embrace.

You really think the majority of people care much, beyond a couple of days of laughs, about how many of his marriages failed? Some may even relate and sympathise, but most will care about the message.

Nobody cared about failed marriages of Reagan (the only President with more than one marriage), or multiple marriages of Bob Dole, John Kerry or John McCain's... Nor anyone cared or cares about "perfect one woman" marriages by Clinton or Obama, or Romney or Santorum.

21 posted on 01/12/2012 4:36:46 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy

Good post!


25 posted on 01/12/2012 5:36:51 PM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: CutePuppy
He didn't "receive a fine." He was also the only Speaker or any member of Congress against whom 84(!) bogus ethics charges were filed by minority party and who was cleared on all 84(!) of them, including ruling by the IRS (under Clinton!). Ref: Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich - FR, post #27, 2012 January 09

He was found guilty of one and acknowledged his guilt. He paid a $300,000 fine. The Reps controlled Congress. The Ethics committee voted 7-1 to issue a reprimand. That is just a irrefutable fact. There is a 137 page House report detailing what Gingrich was found guilty of.In the final tally, 196 Republicans supported the rebuke of their own speaker, while 198 Democrats backed it. Twenty-six Republicans and two Democrats opposed it.

Exactly, instead of screaming at the top of their lungs about hypocrisy, political witch hunt and "railroading" of their leader, without whom so many 1995 freshmen Congress-critters would not see the inside of Capitol Hill, they preferred quiet existence under Speaker Hastert... What kind of hue and cry do you think would happen if one or two ethics charges were filed against Nancy Pelosi?

I think their vote reflected the inability of Gingrich to get the loyalty and support of House Reps. And he admitted his guilt.

You really think the majority of people care much, beyond a couple of days of laughs, about how many of his marriages failed? Some may even relate and sympathise, but most will care about the message.

Yes, they will care and the Dems will help them to care. Women voters won't like someone who cheated on his first two wives. It speaks to his character and morality. Reps are judged different than Dems.

Nobody cared about failed marriages of Reagan (the only President with more than one marriage), or multiple marriages of Bob Dole, John Kerry or John McCain's... Nor anyone cared or cares about "perfect one woman" marriages by Clinton or Obama, or Romney or Santorum.

As far as I know, Gingrich is the first and only three time married candidate ever to run for President. Three times is not the charm.

30 posted on 01/12/2012 5:54:02 PM PST by kabar
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