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Posted on 12/02/2011 5:03:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
COMMENTARY | Former New York congressman Guy Molinari has a few things to say about former Speaker of the House and current presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich -- none of them nice. He speaks from experience, having worked with the presidential candidate in the 80s, a few years prior to the Gingrich becoming Speaker of the House. And Molinari bluntly states that Gingrich is "evil" and a liar, according to CNN.
"Evil is a tough word, but frankly I can't think of a better word that describes what he is all about," said Molinari, who now works as an adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. "He is an evil person. That's the way he is. He'll lie; he'll do anything to get his way."
And there is definitely some truth to that. Take, for instance, Gingrich's complete twisting of the truth to brand the Obama administration as reckless with taxpayer dollars just so he can become the Republican nominee for president. Politifact published a piece on Dec. 1 that parsed a Gingrich claim that not only was President Obama the "best food stamp president in history" but that food stamps could now be used for anything, like trips to Hawaii. Even millionaires were getting food stamps, according to the former Speaker. Politifact labeled Gingrich's claims "Pants On Fire," their worst branding for lies and misleading statements.
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You could say it ‘Saul Relative.’
Is this satire. LOL
Millionaires can get food stamps if their money is not counted as taxable income or something. Wasn’t there a lottery winner who did that recently?
Absolutely no argument from me.
OMG. This is surreal on so many levels. Lol.
Mittens is crapping his magic underwear.
It’s an opinion piece from a guy who claims to be a centrist.
Here’s an idea. Put Slick Willard and Newtie in a room together with only a collection of Ginsu knives. Lock the door. Give them two months and then open the door.
Is Guy Molinari Susan Molinari’s (also a former NY Congress chick) father? I know she was/is from a politically “connected” family. Isn’t she aso married to Bill McCallum, current Florida AG (and also a former Congresscritter)?
Guy is indeed Susan’s father.
Mayo Clinic Definition:
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
Pompous, Arrogant, Egotistical, Callous and Conniving Their childhoods are similar as well as their devious character.
Not sure that Mittens knows what he’s getting into by taking cheap shots at Newt. Up to now Newt has focused his fire on Obama. If Romney wants to play this game, Newt will cut him to shreds.
Yes she is Guy’s Molinari daughter and NO she is not married to Bill McCollum.
Isn't Molinari out on work release though?
An advisor to Romney holds no clout in my book.
LOL, the Onion!
I remember the Onion! Great stuff.
Goldwater was senile in his later years too...........
Having Newt rise to the top of the primary must be putting the Rinos through post traumatic nightmares.
They controlled the party (a permanent minority and socialist like their friends across the aisle) when Newt came along with the contract with America and a bunch of new conservatives to get it through Congress.
Newt axed the Rinos as they tried to team up with the Dem media and party liberals to resist remform through demonizing conservatives and they were put in the back of the bus or got off the bus.
Rinos looked at conservatives then as they look at conservatives today - HATE us. We are their only political opposition.
Gotta admit that this turn of events with Newt coming along to rock the Rino boat again is kinda funny. :)
[said Molinari, who now works as an adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign]
LMAO! And we are supposed to take this guy’s opinion seriously! LOL. I can’t believe this is considered journalism. Why isn’t the headline “Romney Advisor Calls Newt Evil”
Actually, FORMER AG and failed gubernatorial candidate! Pam Bondi is the current AG.
Say hi to the Tribbles for me!
I’m surprised that little detail was included in the article at all.
Susan Molianri, daughter of Guy, is married to former congressman Bill Paxon. In the late '90s, Paxon orchestrated a coup against Gingrich in the hope of replacing him as Speaker. Dick Armey tipped off Gingrich and the coup failed. "Rising GOP star" Bill Paxon then declined to run for re-election and sailed off into oblivion.
Bill Paxton is Molinari’s son in law and one of the chiefs who tried to overthrow Newt and wanted the speakership for himself.
Guy Molinari’s daughter is married to Bill Paxon. THIS Bill Paxon:
In the summer of 1997 several House Republicans, who saw Newt Gingrich’s public image as a liability, attempted to replace him as Speaker. The challenge began July 9 with a meeting between Republican conference chairman John Boehner of Ohio and Republican leadership chairman Paxon. According to their plan, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Boehner and Paxon were to present Gingrich with an ultimatum: resign, or be voted out. However, Armey balked at the proposal to make Paxon the new Speaker, and told his chief of staff to warn Gingrich about the coup.
On July 11, Gingrich met with senior Republican leadership to assess the situation. He explained that under no circumstance would he step down. If he was voted out, there would be a new election for Speaker, which would allow for the possibility that Democratsalong with dissenting Republicanswould vote in Dick Gephardt as Speaker. On July 16, Paxon offered to resign his post, feeling that he had not handled the situation correctly, as the only member of the leadership who had been appointed to his positionby Gingrichinstead of elected.
This is from a mainstream media that worships Hussein.
Pam Bondi is the current Florida AG. McCollum is the former.
Thank you for the clarification. I’d forgotten all about Bill Paxon. He was the Congressman from another state, however. Do you remember which one?
And Bill McCollum — Here I thought he was the current AG because I’ve seen him interviewed several times on his lawsuit which is before, or heading to, the USSC.
Guy Molinari doesn’t like Newt? Let’s put this in perspective.
1. Molinari’s daughter, former Representative Susan Molinari is and was married to then representative Bill Paxon. Paxon tried to oust Gingrich after the 1996 election, and when they failed, Molinari and Paxon were in political Siberia and both retired.
2. Molinari is a Romney supporter.
3. Guy Molinari supported Big LAbor and attacked Reagan and conservatives in the 1980s. He was ranking Republican Member of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the Public Works Committee. Newt replaced him in this role and this supporter of forced unionism never forgave him.
Interesting that that accounts makes it sound as though Boehner went along with the try to oust Gingrich.
Yeah, that made me sit up a bit. I wasn’t paying much attention to politics back then. But it’s interesting. Wonder what their relationship is like today...
I haven’t noticed Boehner getting all publicly enthusiastic about his former boss’s recent success in surging in the polls.
Now that I think about it, that’s interesting.
You’d think that even if Boehner and Gingrich weren’t on the best of terms, that Boehner would be wanting to get in on the ground floor of a Gingrich presidency if it looks like it will happen.
If we continue to see some reticence there, maybe it’s time to wonder if Boehner and those guys who worked with Gingrich in the 90’s know something that keeps them from supporting him fully.
Bill McCullum was Florida AG and his wife’s name is Ingrid(who is a very nice person). Pam Bondi is the current Florida AG.
Ah, yes...I remember that little fiasco.
Boehner has been very quiet lately.
It’s indeed interesting. I’m thinking it’s more along the lines of bridges that John burned in the past that he didn’t think he’d have to cross again. Maybe he’s a tich worried?
Hadn’t considered that.
I think if that were the case, supporting Gingrich more publicly might be the preferred way to try to smooth things over.
So I tend to see it as more likely that there’s some lack of enthusiasm, for lack of a better word, for a Gingrich presidency.
But we’ll see.
Maybe Gingrich told Boehner, “No thanks.”
Boehner isn’t exactly a shining beacon of effective conservative politics these days.
I’m not looking for a saint or anyone that can walk on water at this point. If Molinary, working for Romney, was not smart enough to work with Gingrich, he should not admit it. I want someone who, 1. can beat Obama and 2. be conservative enough to get the job done.
That could be, too.
OTOH, Gingrich has never shown any consistently good political sense about knowing who is and is not “good” to be seen with/supported by.
See Pelosi, Sharpton, Hillary, etc. That didn’t worry Newt in the least.
So it’s hard to make the case that Newt would be concerned that Boehner’s support would hurt him.
If this is true and Bonehead was in one the mutiny, this is exactly what I personally want. If Gingrich becomes president, we will have him and Bonehead across from each other eye balling each other up and someone will have stay right to keep support. If either moves left, the other will crucify him in the court of public opinion.
I suspect, if Gingrich becomes POTUS, ol Bonehead will not run for speaker again.
Newt is bound to stick his foot in his mouth. Again. It’s just the way he is.
Maybe Ubama can invite him for a ride on AF-1 and make him sit in the back.
That was so stupid when it happened! Another "what was he thinking?" Bad Newt moment.
Sarah, Even though this article goes way overboard; Newt is a RINO so you stop lying.
So we see the 0 campaign strategy for 2012. Lie, lie hysterically, lie recklessly, lie wantonly, lie shamelessly, lie-lie-lie.
“said Molinari, who now works as an adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.”
Lost me at the word Romney.