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.
Feel the burn baby!
but, yeah. I do.
That was my last one for today and it’s just like advertising.
While you may have seen the ad there are many who haven’t and others who haven’t become aware.
There are plenty of posters who are actually getting the real truth about Newt and his accomplishments that others have sought to undermine and obfuscate.
Most people don’t know that is was Newt who thought of those big things, put a pen to paper to develop a strategy to accomplish them and then achieved 2/3rds of the American Agenda under his stewardship.
I know seeing the same thing over for astute posters is old but bear with me as I help others understand Newt and his ability to actually do something meaningful.
That is my last one til later and then I’ll vanity it on Sunday or Monday.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Both of my grandparents came from Sicily, so don't get pissy with me.
It's not a nasty word and you probably haven't got a clue where the term dago came from.
When Italian immigrants came here in the late 1800s, and couldn't speak English, many got jobs on the railroad construction sites.
They knew that by being payed weekly the bosses were shorting them on their pay and began demanding to be paid daily, by pointing to their palms and saying "day go, pay" and the Irish thugs that even then were humping for the soon to be union bosses, began to deride them by calling them dagos.
No shame there, and no apology coming from me, a proud dago, and I have no idea what rankled your sensitivities.
Can you at least try to condense it so that it doesn’t take two screen-pages? ;)
Good point. Also it seems reasonable for Newt to assume that Marianne might be open to having a mistress since apparently she was okay with it when she was the mistress. I don’t know how she can manage to feel so vicitimized when she herself committed the same offense against some other woman AND children. Why should we believe one adulterer over another one? it’s a wash.
Spin it anyway you want. Sarah clearly defended Newt.
Theres a real danger that the Left will try hard to co-opt he family values
“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.”
I don’t think Rick will touch this subject with a ten foot pole.
Not out of conviction, but fear. I think he’s holding his breath right now that the story that was broken in the London papers and been picked up by some blogs, might go MSM.
I imagine he especially doesn’t want the abortion doc’s statements about him and his wife back then to come to light. This story is really more damaging than what may have happened between two people in their private life. This has to do with beliefs that affect others - particularly in a president’s hands.
So I do not think you will hear a peep out of Rick re the Newt/bitter ex subject.
I looked at it a couple of times and couldn’t stand the length of it or the formatting but, then I decided to just go with it and see what happens.
There have been a few annoyed Freepers but the response to the premise has been overwhelmingly positive with three Freepers asking if they could use it in other areas.
If the response hadn’t been such that it is, I would have totally changed it and reformatted it.
However, since the post is receiving private and public accolade I’m going to leave it alone for now.
I’ll come with a different one maybe next week and but I probably won’t post it again past Wednesday as it will have plenty of time to create awareness.
Mitt needs to have his legs cut out from underneath him and Newt’s very clear message has to be spread.
Again, thank you for your patience and advice.
Gotta get back to work.
Not going to defend Marianne on this point. She says she began her involvement with Newt after he had filed for divorce.
I think conservatives are insane to vote for Newt. Newt is a Washington insider, has his fingers in every pot, and is a hypocrite and serial philanderer. Plouffe and Axelrod are sitting on a treasure trove of ammo which will be more than enough to sink him.
Newt may be the GOP’s best debator, but he is quite delusional if he thinks BHO is going to agree to a series of Lincoln-Douglas debates. Besides the American people will eventually tire of his outsized ego, pomposity, thin skin and delusions of grandeur.
Not spin, just observation.
Palin’s been very careful about what she says — her non-endorsement endorsement of Gingrich was limited to South Carolina, with the express intent of derailing Romney. For the purposes of South Carolina, it’s as good as an endorsement, but it doesn’t translate to, say, Florida.
In this case, she excoriates the media, but doesn’t take it upon herself to defend Gingrich’s actions, either, beyond pointing out that the source for the story can’t exactly be counted on to be unbiased. The real story is the unfair and sleazy attack on Gingrich, and that’s what she commented on.
Nor am I going to speculate as to the reasons why she might be trying to keep her cards close — there are too many possibilities to get into — but there’s no doubt she’s not ready to commit to anything or anyone just yet.
Who do you want? Mitt? Obama?
Perhaps you are NOT a Newt supporter. However, most agree that her statement regarding John King, Marianne and also her push to keep Newt in the race in SC shows support. She would not say that if she wanted Newt out and supported another candidate. Have to consider her husband endorsed Newt too.
Yes, she clearly defended Newt..sorry if your man was not included.
If you want to push homosexuality then spit it out, don’t be coy.
Paul and Santorum are still standing.
I will ENTHUSIASTICALLY vote for WHOEVER the GOP nominee is.
No candidate is perfect, but they are ALL vastly superior to the Marxist who is currently occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Okay, Paul is just nuts. He sounded sane last night, but they didn’t ask him enough questions to get the crazy out. Might have been on purpose. Santorum actually did not think SOPA was bad. That’s kind of scary.
It’s pretty hard to watch Rick. He needed Thur to be a big night and Newt sucked all the oxygen out in the first couple of minutes. He was completely deflated.
Not interested in promoting homosexuality, just applauding those who respect the sanctity of marriage. Especially those who do it over and over again with new spouses.
I think Paul gave his best performance last night ever. Romney gave his worst performance. Should have simply said he will make his taxes avaialable as soon as possible like Santorum said.
BTW I don’t give a rat’s behind about Romney’s tax return or any other candidate’s for that matter. Romney simply should have said yes I will release the returns or no I won’t. That “maybe” answer was quite pathetic. He is getting terrible advice.
As a matter of fact, I’m on record here at FR stating that Gingrich is my preferred candidate of those remaining. (In JimRob’s poll, I specified that I ranked my choices as Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum in that order).
I’m just cautioning against reading too much into Palin’s statements. She hasn’t gone “all in” yet, and it’s disingenuous to pretend that she has. At the same time, I could come up with quite a few potential reasons for her to be holding back, but I don’t have enough information to hazard a solid guess on which I think is right.
I do, however, have a problem with headline trolling, which is a major problem with the media (old and new) where the headline gives the impression of something that is not supported by the article.
You sound too cynical to care much about anything, including whether Newt’s immersion into faith, and joining the Catholic church indicates anything, or is at least worthy of some consideration by people who care about the sanctity of marriage.
Well, Romney's main surrogate seems to be John Sununu, who advised Bush, Sr. to raise taxes and to appoint David Souter to the Supreme Court. So you're probably right.
Once again. Palin is explicit in her defense of Newt; not only against King and ABC but her comment on Marianne as a disgruntled ex wife. Disgruntled means, “sulky, moody, discontented. It is not flattering to Marianne in any way, shape or form.
I knew there was a reason I liked Sarah—Good for her!
Newt/Palin in 2012!
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