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Dobson decried Callista Gingrich as 'eight-year mistress' at conservative confab
Politico ^ | 1-17-12 | Haberson

Posted on 01/17/2012 2:50:57 PM PST by VinL

At the now-controversial meeting of evangelicals at a Texas ranch, influential evangelical leader James Dobson made a strong pitch for Rick Santorum's wife — and noted that Callista Gingrich was her husband's "mistress for eight years," questioning whether that's what people want in a first lady, three sources told POLITICO.

The moment left several attendees at the confab at the Pressler ranch stunned, according to the sources.

It came on Saturday, before the group of about 150 conservatives voted on a candidate they wanted to back. On the third round of balloting, the vote went to Santorum, but Gingrich backers and other attendees have argued that the voting was done unfairly, and in a way that seemed to benefit the former Pennsylvania senator.

The meeting was initially described as an event to try to unite behind a single candidate to thwart Mitt Romney, but his representatives also ended up speaking there, and despite the third round of balloting — which took place after some Gingrich backers left, thinking the meeting had ended — broad consensus was never reached, according to multiple attendees.

"Dobson first talked about how great Santorum is," recalled one source, who had first-hand knowledge of Dobson's comment. "[He said,] 'I want to tell you that I've gotten to know Karen [Santorum] and she is just lovely. She set aside two professional careers to raise these seven children. She would make a fabulous first lady role model. And Newt Gingrich's wife, she was a mistress for eight years."

Another source confirmed the account, and said Dobson concluded the sentiment about Callista Gingrich with, "Who do you want as your first lady?"

"It was like a chill [set into] the room," said one source. Several people were offended by the comment, said another source, adding that it was noted among some participants that Callista Gingrich had only been married once.


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Incredible. Let he who is without sin...
1 posted on 01/17/2012 2:51:01 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Where are those Marines at? I thing Dobson needs a golden shower....


2 posted on 01/17/2012 2:53:46 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: VinL

...some folks just like the money...never mind Jesus’ teachings.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 2:54:08 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: isthisnickcool

just goes to show ya that all the scoundrels aren’t Afghans.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 2:55:30 PM PST by swampfox101
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To: VinL

I’m not exactly a Newt fan, but Dobson needs to apologize.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 2:57:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: VinL
We all sin.

I'll take an imperfect Christian over an intentional CULT LEADER anyday.

6 posted on 01/17/2012 2:57:52 PM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: swampfox101

Dobson sounds like a judgmental old bastard who has forgotten about forgiveness.

Newt confessed his sins and received absolution, so who is he to judge.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 2:58:27 PM PST by rzman21
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To: VinL

Dobson = Judge ye


8 posted on 01/17/2012 2:58:56 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: VinL

Newt does good in the debate and now Politico begins swinging the hatchet. This crap is getting old.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by vortigern
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To: VinL
"Incredible. Let he who is without sin..."

You can bet Dobson would be right there up front lobbing a grapefruit sized rock and then wondering when he is criticized for it. He is just one of those self-righteous haters who assumes he speaks for God. He forgets the Book he claims to be promoting and from which he claims to be preaching.
10 posted on 01/17/2012 3:00:37 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: VinL

Dobson is really starting to irk me and has said several things which show him to be highly judgmental and hypocritical. We need to get on his website and flame him.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 3:02:09 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: VinL

We are eating ourselves. And Obama will laugh all the way to his next inauguration.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 3:03:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: VinL

Typical knee-jerk responses here.

We have liberal mudslinging and BAM!

Idiot FReepers are swallowing it whole and slamming a good Christian conservative.

Typical. But sad.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 3:04:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Sudetenland

Dobson, “He is just one of those self-righteous haters who assumes he speaks for God.”

You are correct.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 3:05:37 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: montag813

AMEN to that!


15 posted on 01/17/2012 3:06:08 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are you saying that he did not say what the article says he said.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 3:06:17 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: VinL

Hey, Politico...”You got a name?”


17 posted on 01/17/2012 3:06:47 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VinL

Reckon this will catch up to Dobson soon - and then I expect he will apologize to Callista (or NOT).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087812/Rick-Santorums-wife-Karen-love-affair-abortion-doctor.html#ixzz1jji9aZ2t


18 posted on 01/17/2012 3:07:16 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: VinL

Not even applicable. It’s the truth.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 3:07:37 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: VinL

what a perennial jackass

only thing he ever said made sense was not to hit kids with your hand but rather a paddle etc


20 posted on 01/17/2012 3:08:10 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Idiot FReepers are swallowing it whole and slamming a good Christian conservative.
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You mean you don’t think Dobson said that? Just asking.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 3:09:24 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
They were at the meeting to discuss the candidates. Dr. Dobson owes NO one an a apology. It's the truth.
22 posted on 01/17/2012 3:11:07 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: VinL

Saying that this doesn’t sound very Christian, is probably not very Christain, I am realy disturbed that they would vote after some had left thinking the meeting was over and then claiming a “unamious desicion” but what do I know? I’m a “backslider” and probably should go to Church before commenting on the behavior of ministers. Does anyone really know what kind of relationship Callista and Newt had before they were married or are they speculating?


23 posted on 01/17/2012 3:11:33 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: VinL
Uh...Freepers critique all the time.

You saying none of them are allowed to criticize because they all have sin?

24 posted on 01/17/2012 3:12:35 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Responsibility2nd

Exactly!


25 posted on 01/17/2012 3:13:03 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: sodpoodle

whew...neither her or Mitt’s Planned Parenthood local board member wife have any grounds to say jack about Callista Gingrich

good lord...

I can unequivocally say my wife never had a 6 year affair with a baby killing doc...no sir

in fact...she will not go to a OBGYN who does them...period.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 3:13:03 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: duffee
Does anyone really know what kind of relationship Callista and Newt had before they were married or are they speculating?

Newt had an affair with Callista while he was married to his second wife Marianne.

That's pretty much common knowledge. And one of the reasons Newt was so quiet while Clinton's impeachment hearing was taking place.

27 posted on 01/17/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: beandog

I’m saying I know better than to trust Maggie Haberman, Politico, their liberal agenda, and the horse they rode in on.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 3:15:06 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: faucetman
Obviously your parents never read Dr. Dobson’s book “Dare to Discipline”.
29 posted on 01/17/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: VinL

I’m saying I know better than to trust Maggie Haberman, Politico, their liberal agenda, and the horse they rode in on.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 3:16:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh no! You’ve angered the Gingrich-bots! Prepare to be consumed by troll-flames!


31 posted on 01/17/2012 3:16:47 PM PST by The Black Knight (What would John Rambo do?)
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To: VinL

This reads like gossip whispered by Soros trolls. It is intended to sow discord among conservatives, and we keep falling for it.


32 posted on 01/17/2012 3:17:55 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: wardaddy

You nailed it.

Funny how many Catholic FReepers are FReaking out over this alledged attack on the third Mrs. Newt.

But any mention of Karen? Oh. No. Can’t have that. Entire threads with hundreds of replies get zotted.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 3:20:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: VinL
I've about HAD IT with these Holier-than-thou do-gooders who are anxious to cast the first stone.

Anyone who places their vote on the advice of such charlatans is no friend of mine, nor of liberty.

And they are certainly no friend of the GOP.

This is OVER THE TOP disgusting.

34 posted on 01/17/2012 3:20:55 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: sodpoodle
Reckon this will catch up to Dobson soon - and then I expect he will apologize to Callista (or NOT).

I don't know. In reading that article and looking at the pictures, I can't really blame a 20-something young woman for falling for The Most Interesting Man in the World.
35 posted on 01/17/2012 3:21:09 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Coldwater Creek; Responsibility2nd

It’s been written that Ronald Reagan and Nancy procreated prior to marriage. If so, should Pres. Reagan not been supported by the religious community?


36 posted on 01/17/2012 3:21:43 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: montag813
“We are eating ourselves. And Obama will laugh all the way to his next inauguration”.

None-sense . This President is so odious , the folks will vote for anyone who runs against him. Most people pay no attention to these fights. When a winner is picked more will be come involved. The Bammy smack-down has yet to begin. Don't go wobbly , the real fight has yet to come.

37 posted on 01/17/2012 3:21:55 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: VinL

I do not give a damn about his personal life past. What I do care about is what he will do with the country from here on out.

I don’t care what Cain did, Newt did, Perry did, Bachmann did, Romney did, Santorum or his wife did, in their past personal life.

Screw you Politico.


38 posted on 01/17/2012 3:22:40 PM PST by dforest
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did he also wonder out loud if Santorum’s wife was a virgin when she got married?


39 posted on 01/17/2012 3:23:02 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VinL; wmfights; P-Marlowe

What these evangelical leaders have accomplished is solidifying a split vote and making it easier for Romney to win.

Since Pat Robertson endorsed Romney long ago, one must wonder if that wasn’t covertly exactly what they were after.


40 posted on 01/17/2012 3:24:14 PM PST by xzins (Newt Gingrich Cleaned Up In Last Night's Debate! Awesome Performance!)
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To: VinL; Coldwater Creek

Really? They did? Did they have a 3 year affair - while married - for the “Good of the Country”?

If so - then yeah boy. I’ll vote for Newt for sure.

/heavy sarc


41 posted on 01/17/2012 3:26:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Coldwater Creek
They were at the meeting to discuss the candidates. Dr. Dobson owes NO one an a apology. It's the truth.

Oh, I'm not so sure. Fred Thompson might still be due an apology from this clown.

42 posted on 01/17/2012 3:27:33 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: VanDeKoik

lolol

Are you trying to get this thread pulled like the others?

lolol


43 posted on 01/17/2012 3:28:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: VinL

Oops. I’m not holding Dobson blameless, but let’s get real. A group of social conservatives and Evangelicals are having a discussion at a meeting to decide who is the best candidate for them to support.

Any such dicussion is bound to consider all the pros and cons.

Dobson didn’t go on TV and say this. He raised the point at a meeting. And why shouldn’t he? They have to consider all the negatives, because whoever gets nominated will certainly find these issues brought home to them by the press.

As several have noted, it’s not Dobson but Politico who took this public, with the ususal propaganda meme about mean Christian Conservatives.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 3:29:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: VinL

Ronald Reagan had been divorced for 4 years before marrying Nancy.


45 posted on 01/17/2012 3:29:33 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Uh...Freepers critique all the time.
You saying none of them are allowed to criticize because they all have sin?

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No. I’m saying, if what Dobson is saying is true, it has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not Calista would be a “proper” First Lady. Unless, we now decide that we shall now vet the sexual past of every First Lady prior to voting on her husband for President- and make certain that she was a virgin prior to marrying her husband.


46 posted on 01/17/2012 3:29:41 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

What is it with them Baptists anyway? Baker, Swaggert.....etc.


47 posted on 01/17/2012 3:30:14 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Coldwater Creek

DIVORCED???? On my. How could we have possibly voted for him as President???


48 posted on 01/17/2012 3:31:37 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Don’t shoot he messenger unless it is a lie. My question: “Is it true??”

Yes, character does count!


49 posted on 01/17/2012 3:31:37 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Cicero
As several have noted, it’s not Dobson but Politico who took this public, with the ususal propaganda meme about mean Christian Conservatives.

Yes, Dobson's comments "leaked" during the 2008 campaign, too. It's his SOP.

50 posted on 01/17/2012 3:31:40 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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