Skip to comments.Palin Defends Gingrich on Marriage Charges
Posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by katiedidit1
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin came to Newt Gingrich's defense Thursday night as allegations about his second marriage threatened his surge in South Carolina's primary.
Hours before the airing of a controversial ABC News interview with Gingrich's ex-wife, Palin appeared on Thursday's radio edition of the "Sean Hannity Show." She noted that Marianne Gingrich's claim that Newt wanted an "open marriage" will do anything but damage his 2012 hopes.
"I call them dumbarses," said Palin in the interview, referring to the media
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I think the headline is misleading. Palin didn’t defend Gingrich really, she just agreed with him the the question was out-of-line for a nationally-televised Presidential debate (especially as the first question) and pointed out how the media overplayed their hand.
Sigh...if only she had run.
She really annoyed me when she campaigned with McCain against JD Hayworth but I have new respect for Palin now because the establishment and many of the popular deluded pundits have consumed the Romulan Ale and it seems to be much more potent than Kool-Aid.
There’s a real danger that the Left will try hard to co-opt he “family values” argument that Conservatives own. If Newt is our choice, we’ve got to be ready for this. The Left will employ a double standard and won’t care.
I don’t know why Palin is offering to insert herself into this argument. Voting for Newt is one thing. Being a shield for him is something else.
Too bad for Newt Marianne isn’t as understanding about such matters as Hillary is.
If Newt beats mittens by 3-5 points, and Santorum by 15 or 20 then Rick would have to think real hard about calling it a day, but his dago dander is up, and he may just team up with Newt's first wife and claim Newt and his wife and their dog Spot had a menage a trois.
Nothing will surprise me at this point.
Can’t wait to see if the Santormonious better-than-thous will come out and accuse Sarah of hypocrisy and supporting adultery.
Having heard the interview myself, I think a more accurate title would be “Palin defends Gingrich against media tactics.”
Then they need to be made to defend the “family values” of FDR, JFK, Clinton, Barney Franks’ gay lover’s prostitution ring run from his own home, etc. They only care about “family values” when they think they can use it as a “gotcha” against the right and this needs to be pointed out repeatedly. In this day and age, this issue is going to be raised repeatedly and only against people on the right unless we make the double standard clear. Not defend such actions, but point out the double standard-that’s all.
Headline is right on..Sarah clearly defended Newt against the media.
“I call them dumbarses,” said Palin in the interview, referring to the media. “They, thinking that by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview that’s old news — and it does feature a disgruntled ex, claiming that it would destroy his campaign — all this does, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction, because it’s played so selectively by the media, that their target, in this case Newt, he’s now going to soar even more. Because we know the game now, and we just won’t put up with it. Good call, media.”
That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.
A record of actions taken that actually mattered. Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".
He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.
I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals. He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.
On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions. God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.
Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.
He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.
Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it. Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.
Executive Orders Positions:
The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.
Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.
As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.
1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.
2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the "Mexico City Policy"— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.
3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.
4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital. (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.)
5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary.
Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.
Now we get into the details of an inclusive agenda that brings the people(you and me), through their representatives, into process. The TEA Party and conservatives are going to have a majority in both houses.
Let’s elect an Executive who will absolutely fulfill the promise of our ideals.
Newt gave us the three most important victories of the 90’s Welfare Reform, Balanced Budget and Reduced Taxes. I hope I don’t need to describe the benefits of those victories. They ought to be obvious to everyone by now.
Lastly, there have been some reports that Newt shouldn’t get all the credit. Really? Then perhaps we marginalize the accomplishments of Washington, Roosevelt, Kennedy and ….wait for it… Reagan.
Do we really want to go down the road with that kind of adolescent sophistry and parsing of what happened?
Newt is the guy who thought of these big things, proposed them and shepherded their implementation?
Newt has once again identified what is important to us now, at this time and described how we can get there with our representative majorities. He has done it before and I declare Newt Gingrich was then and is Now a leader.
We should elect Newt Gingrich to the Presidency of the United States
Not really. If Palin took sides between Newt and Marianne, then it would be correct.
But she didn’t. She slammed the media’s coverage of the story. A more accurate headline, as noted above, would have been “Palin defends Gingrich against media attacks”.
That’s my point. The Left and the media will employ a double-standard and they WON’T CARE.
The Obamas will be portrayed as the happiest, most loving family in America. Gingrich will be cast as a womanizing creep who married two gold-diggers. Who do you want in the White House?
The GOP needs to have a solid plan in place for this line of attack in the general election if he’s our champion. Watch!
Okay, I’m done!
Excuse me? Dago dander? What in hell are you talking about, and why did you use such a nasty word, equivalent to the n-word?
Do you have to spam that on every thread that mentions Gingrich’s name? It gets quite annoying after the first couple of dozen of times I see it...
Nonsense. She’s pointing out the accusation in context, as a “she said, he said” thing, nothing more.
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