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My Man Newt [Maureen Dowd]
NYT ^ | 11/29/11 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 11/30/2011 7:33:04 PM PST by BunnySlippers

In many ways, Newt is the perfect man.

He knows how to buy good jewelry. He puts his wife ahead of his campaign. He’s so in touch with his feelings that he would rather close the entire federal government than keep his emotions bottled up. He’s confident enough to include a steamy sex scene in a novel. He understands that Paul Revere was warning about the British.

Mitt Romney is a phony with gobs of hair gel. Newt Gingrich is a phony with gobs of historical grandiosity.

The 68-year-old has compared himself to Charles de Gaulle. He has noted nonchalantly: “People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz.” As speaker, he liked to tell reporters he was a World Historical Transformational Figure.

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Did we miss the latest Mo Dowd piece?
1 posted on 11/30/2011 7:33:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

If she doesnt like him thats a good thing


2 posted on 11/30/2011 7:34:49 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: italianquaker

I totally dislike him. Will not vote for Newt.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 7:36:09 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Can’t be trusted .


4 posted on 11/30/2011 7:37:47 PM PST by sushiman
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To: BunnySlippers

He puts his wife ahead of his campaign

Who is Mo talking about

Newt puts his sexual gratification ahead of all and there are two murdered marriages to attest to that


5 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:21 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BunnySlippers

6 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:57 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: sushiman

Used to infuriate me when he “crossed the aisle”. A sucker for global warming!!!


7 posted on 11/30/2011 7:38:57 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

As the Brits would say, PISS OFF NEWT!


8 posted on 11/30/2011 7:41:47 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: eyedigress

Thank you! I was about to complain.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 7:44:16 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: yldstrk

Do you know for a fact that his cheating broke up his first marriage?


10 posted on 11/30/2011 7:46:01 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: Hildy

Supposedly...........


11 posted on 11/30/2011 7:47:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BunnySlippers

I vote for Catherine


12 posted on 11/30/2011 7:49:23 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: outhousepatrol

I am a computer tard but I just saw Newt on Hannitty and am too illiterate to post alink, but I am tired of this perpetuation of the “ wife in the hospital with cancer” The woman is still alive and she filed for divorce.
I dislike Newt because of his arrogance, but please have a rational, truthful reason!


13 posted on 11/30/2011 7:50:20 PM PST by acapesket
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To: eyedigress

not big enough .....I cant tell what is going on in that photo


14 posted on 11/30/2011 7:52:44 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: italianquaker

Nice test: If Dowd hates Gingrich so much, then he must be the best candidate.

Think about it. Dowd is the essence of everything we abhor.

Here she compares the Tea Party to demon possessed ax murderers akin to Hitler and body snatching space aliens. What a dear she is.

“Just as horror films moved from niche to mainstream in the late-’70s, with successes like “Halloween” and “Alien,” the Tea Party moved from niche to mainstream.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/opinion/washington-chain-saw-massacre.html?_r=1


15 posted on 11/30/2011 7:53:49 PM PST by garjog
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To: garjog

My idea of a horror film would be being married to Maureen Dowd.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 7:57:40 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: BunnySlippers

I can only hope that the Newt bashers on Free Republic took their time to watch Gingrich being interviewed this evening on Hannity. At least before they make such ridiculous statements. I can tell you this, for the first time in three years, I felt a glimmer of hope and was inspired, actually had chills hearing what his immediate plans will be within hours of an inauguration. I felt like maybe American actually had a future again. Maybe, before being critical replay the interview, go to Fox News/Hannity.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 7:59:14 PM PST by Toespi
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To: dynachrome; BunnySlippers

No problem. The only pics on FR today have been Cain, Obama, or Newt. It was good-timing for a MODO thread to balance that out.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 7:59:33 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: woofie

It’s classified and she swore me to secrecy.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 8:01:28 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Toespi

Please recall what happened in 1995. Newt and Company had a good run for a year and got much of their program passed. Then he lost interest in governing and let Clinton take the initiative away from him. Newt is great at running his mouth; not so great in following through.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 8:03:31 PM PST by LiveFree99
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To: BunnySlippers
He understands that Paul Revere was warning about the British.

And yet the subject of this little bit of snark has managed to do less to embarrass herself less over the last three years than some of the current candidates have over the last three months.

21 posted on 11/30/2011 8:04:14 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Thank God..thought it was a article saying she supported him....LOL LOL I see Newt is stirring up the lefties


22 posted on 11/30/2011 8:05:36 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: BunnySlippers

Newt isn’t such a bad candidate.

Three wives? OK, he had some moral problems in his past (like many independents who we need to appeal to). He has repented. At 68 I doubt he will be fooling around as President.

Global warming? He figured that we can’t change the minds of the AGW fanatics, but we CAN offer market alternatives to government take overs. Sort of like speaking to a madman with a knife — “Look buddy. I have a nice candy bar here that is going to silence those nasty voices in your head. Now give me the knife and you can have the bar.”

Newt has a proven record of reducing government programs when in the 90s he dismantled welfare as we knew it. He can do that again. No one else has experience slashing Federal programs.

Also, he can debate well and will be able to destroy the liberal Messiah, educating millions in the processes. He can explain market solutions better than anyone.


23 posted on 11/30/2011 8:07:17 PM PST by garjog
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To: LiveFree99

“Newt and Company had a good run for a year and got much of their program passed.”

So what did you want? Might mention, a balanced budget three years in a row, plus many more accomplishments and I do think it was a little more than a year. What has he not followed through on?


24 posted on 11/30/2011 8:07:36 PM PST by Toespi
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To: BunnySlippers

Mo Dowd’s mind is a nothing but a repository of demagogic slogans.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 8:12:04 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: BunnySlippers

Mo Dowd’s mind is a nothing but a repository of demagogic slogans.


26 posted on 11/30/2011 8:12:05 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Hildy
From interviews with his first wife, yes, she said he was cheating. Wanted the divorce because he told her had found someone else.

Wife #2 he also left for the current wife. Wife #2 felt Newt didn't think she was sophisticated enough for him and the DC scene. She claims that he told her she dressed frumpy and was over-weight.

Both wife #1 and #2 supported Newt financially and emotionally. Wife #2 assisted him with his book writing and tours. Wife #2 worked to put Newt through college. BS and PHD....for me BS Artist and Piled How Deep degrees.

Newt cheated on two wives, hurt them deeply and then moved on his merry way, without an ounce of remorse. Newt is for Newt. And for what I have read a mean, nasty SOB with a tempter to boot.

27 posted on 11/30/2011 8:15:01 PM PST by not2worry
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To: acapesket
Here is Hannity’s interview with Gingrich on Nov. 30
http://www.hannity.com/videos/?uri=channels/466930/1553513
28 posted on 11/30/2011 8:17:09 PM PST by garjog
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To: BunnySlippers

And Dowd is a bloviating douche bag..


29 posted on 11/30/2011 8:18:27 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: BunnySlippers

Isn’t this the woman who knelt before Bill Klinton and said “Why not me, Bill?”


30 posted on 11/30/2011 8:22:56 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Toespi

He had Clinton on the mat and let him come back and win reelection in 1996. He totally misplayed the government shutdown and let the Republicans be painted as the bad guys. Newt was basically neutered after that. He tried pandering to the leftists but that didn’t make his enemies hate him any less. He had a chance to set liberalism back a generation in this country and he just plain blew it. Now he thinks he can redeem himself by running for President? He should go back to sitting on the sofa with Nancy Pelosi.


31 posted on 11/30/2011 8:23:13 PM PST by LiveFree99
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To: eyedigress
LMAO! I was just going to post a pic of her. Let me do it anyway........


32 posted on 11/30/2011 8:24:09 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: italianquaker

Mo’s getting all wee wee’d up over Newt. A good sign.


33 posted on 11/30/2011 8:24:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Must have been in her younger days. Dowd doesn’t seem to be aging well. Guess a gallon of make up and photographer that is a magician can work wonders for older women


34 posted on 11/30/2011 8:29:25 PM PST by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: not2worry

“Wife #2 felt Newt didn’t think she was sophisticated enough for him and the DC scene. She claims that he told her she dressed frumpy and was over-weight.”

That’s odd, I thought THAT one was married to Bubba.


35 posted on 11/30/2011 8:29:42 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: eyedigress

I only cane to this thread for one thing. Thank you. I knew I could count on it


36 posted on 11/30/2011 8:29:56 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: woofie

“I cant tell what is going on in that photo”

Nothing is actually going on, but there is much potential.


37 posted on 11/30/2011 8:34:03 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BunnySlippers

Gingrich isn’t perfect, but I think he understands how to wield the levers of power in D.C. better than his rivals.

We need to have a president who can do that in our current dire situation.


38 posted on 11/30/2011 8:35:09 PM PST by rzman21
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To: BunnySlippers

“...Mo Dowd piece?”

Please do not use “Mo Dowd” and “piece” in the same sentence. :)


39 posted on 11/30/2011 8:37:44 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BunnySlippers

Would you vote for obama or not vote which than barry thanks you? Or do you mean the primary?


40 posted on 11/30/2011 8:40:21 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: eyedigress

Only good thing about this entire thread.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 8:51:16 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: eyedigress

Only good thing about this entire thread.


42 posted on 11/30/2011 8:51:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: eyedigress

Only good thing about this entire thread.


43 posted on 11/30/2011 8:51:42 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: eyedigress

Only good thing about this entire thread.


44 posted on 11/30/2011 8:51:57 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: eyedigress
I'm glad someone knows the rules around here.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 9:29:13 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: BunnySlippers
I totally dislike him. Will not vote for Newt.

Yeah, it looks pretty much down to Perry, Cain, and Santorum, and Santorum's chances look as slim as Bachmann's at this point. So there's your choice - - Perry or Cain. Personally, I'm not crazy about either of them, but could definitely vote for either.

46 posted on 11/30/2011 9:46:12 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BunnySlippers

Smell the desperation. From mo it is particularly stanky.


47 posted on 11/30/2011 9:53:25 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: LiveFree99
He had Clinton on the mat and let him come back and win reelection in 1996. He totally misplayed the government shutdown and let the Republicans be painted as the bad guys. Newt was basically neutered after that.

Your whole post is dead on. Great post, and I agree 100%. I followed that fiasco very closely and my jaw dropped when Newt ran like a scared bunny rabbit from the Democrat newsrooms just when it looked like the mindless chattering class was beginning to truly understand the issues and turn against Clinton.

48 posted on 11/30/2011 9:55:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Goldie Lurks

That’s Catherine Zeta Jones, who stole the heart of the love of MoDo’s life, Michael Douglas. Not hardly MoDo, even on her best day.


49 posted on 11/30/2011 9:57:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: yldstrk; BunnySlippers
Any conservative who votes only for their own like or dislike in this election, is NOT A TRUE CONSERVATIVE and does not really believe in our country as the founder wanted it to be. OBAMA IS WHO WILL WIN if you do not vote for the best conservative who is up as our candidate.

If anything, vote only to protect SCOTUS. We can not survive another two justices like sodaminor, or kegal and our republic is finished if obama gets to appoint two more like those.

So do not be selfish, think of our grand children, and our republic. Two justices will get to be appointed during the next presidential term. We already have proof of the types that Obama will appoint.

Liberals and their allies are not look at anything else than control of our republic for generations to come. So vote accordingly.

It really is not your vote. Because of SCOTUS, this election is for generations to come. Do not saddle them with liberals! That would be just cruel and thoughtless. That is a liberal.
50 posted on 11/30/2011 9:58:26 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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