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Former GOP Congressman Says Gingrich 'Evil' and a Liar
Yahoo! News ^ | Dec. 2, 2011

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; guymolinari; mafia; mittromney; molinarielliinieccio; newtgingrich; newyuk; organizedcrime; romney
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1 posted on 12/02/2011 5:03:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You could say it ‘Saul Relative.’


2 posted on 12/02/2011 5:08:22 PM PST by decimon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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.

Is this satire. LOL

3 posted on 12/02/2011 5:10:23 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


4 posted on 12/02/2011 5:11:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Absolutely no argument from me.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 5:12:48 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: decimon

OMG. This is surreal on so many levels. Lol.

Mittens is crapping his magic underwear.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 5:15:33 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: WHBates

It’s an opinion piece from a guy who claims to be a centrist.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 5:17:50 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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)?


9 posted on 12/02/2011 5:26:09 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Guy is indeed Susan’s father.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 5:28:51 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One thing that Newt and Obama have in common is that they are both narcissists.

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.

My Definition:

Pompous, Arrogant, Egotistical, Callous and Conniving Their childhoods are similar as well as their devious character.

11 posted on 12/02/2011 5:29:38 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 5:30:35 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes she is Guy’s Molinari daughter and NO she is not married to Bill McCollum.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 5:30:58 PM PST by scbison
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To: Raebie
With friends like this Mitt and the Mittbots are not making friends with real Republicans.

Isn't Molinari out on work release though?

14 posted on 12/02/2011 5:32:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An advisor to Romney holds no clout in my book.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 5:32:48 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL, the Onion!
I remember the Onion! Great stuff.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 5:35:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Goldwater was senile in his later years too...........


17 posted on 12/02/2011 5:38:11 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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. :)


18 posted on 12/02/2011 5:39:54 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

[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”


19 posted on 12/02/2011 5:40:42 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: afraidfortherepublic
...Bill McCallum, current Florida AG...

Actually, FORMER AG and failed gubernatorial candidate! Pam Bondi is the current AG.

20 posted on 12/02/2011 5:40:42 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hi, Hugh!

Say hi to the Tribbles for me!


21 posted on 12/02/2011 5:40:59 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: jacknhoo

I’m surprised that little detail was included in the article at all.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:35 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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)?

You're close.
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.

23 posted on 12/02/2011 5:46:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: scbison

Bill Paxton is Molinari’s son in law and one of the chiefs who tried to overthrow Newt and wanted the speakership for himself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Paxon


24 posted on 12/02/2011 5:47:01 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: scbison

Guy Molinari’s daughter is married to Bill Paxon. THIS Bill Paxon:

Leadership challenge

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.[1][2]

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 Democrats—along with dissenting Republicans—would 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 position—by Gingrich—instead of elected.[3]


25 posted on 12/02/2011 5:50:25 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

This is from a mainstream media that worships Hussein.

26 posted on 12/02/2011 5:50:48 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pam Bondi is the current Florida AG. McCollum is the former.


27 posted on 12/02/2011 5:53:17 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Lancey Howard; Bushbacker1

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.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 5:57:27 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: EveningStar
It’s an opinion piece from a guy who claims to be a centrist.

About a guy, Newt, claiming to be a conservative, but really a centrist.
29 posted on 12/02/2011 6:00:51 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47874


30 posted on 12/02/2011 6:22:59 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: GeronL
Absolutely.

Food Stamp Millionaire

31 posted on 12/02/2011 6:27:51 PM PST by freespirited (Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business & degenerates into a racket. -- Hoffer)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Paxon was from my district, in NY. The seat was the one that the idiot Chris Lee booted away and is now held by a Dem.
32 posted on 12/02/2011 6:32:19 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Raebie

Interesting that that accounts makes it sound as though Boehner went along with the try to oust Gingrich.


33 posted on 12/02/2011 6:34:10 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Perry or Santorum
34 posted on 12/02/2011 6:38:02 PM PST by Tribune7 (Perry or Santorum)
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To: fightinJAG

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...


35 posted on 12/02/2011 6:40:42 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

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.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 6:51:20 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


37 posted on 12/02/2011 7:19:35 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: 4integrity

that’s...Bill McCollum


38 posted on 12/02/2011 7:20:47 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Lancey Howard

Ah, yes...I remember that little fiasco.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 7:22:55 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: fightinJAG

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?


40 posted on 12/02/2011 7:22:55 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

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.


41 posted on 12/02/2011 7:26:07 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

Maybe Gingrich told Boehner, “No thanks.”
Boehner isn’t exactly a shining beacon of effective conservative politics these days.


42 posted on 12/02/2011 7:35:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 7:46:06 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


44 posted on 12/02/2011 7:47:23 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


45 posted on 12/02/2011 8:10:26 PM PST by crz
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To: fightinJAG

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.


46 posted on 12/02/2011 8:13:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
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.

47 posted on 12/02/2011 8:19:42 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Sarah, Even though this article goes way overboard; Newt is a RINO so you stop lying.


48 posted on 12/02/2011 8:26:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gingrich's complete twisting of the truth to brand the Obama administration

So we see the 0 campaign strategy for 2012. Lie, lie hysterically, lie recklessly, lie wantonly, lie shamelessly, lie-lie-lie.

49 posted on 12/02/2011 8:37:24 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“said Molinari, who now works as an adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.”

Lost me at the word Romney.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 8:42:29 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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