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President John Tylerís grandson says Newt Gingrich is a 'jerk' (they're really reaching now)
Politico ^ | January 27, 2012 | Mackenzie Weinger

Posted on 01/28/2012 11:34:18 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

President John Tyler’s grandson Harrison Tyler, 84, says he’s not impressed with the state of politics today and particularly thinks Newt Gingrich is a “big jerk” for his three marriages.

Incredibly, President Tyler, who was born in 1790 and became the 10th president in 1841, has two grandchildren still alive today. His grandson, Harrison Ruffin Tyler, currently maintains the Tyler presidential home, Sherwood Forest Plantation Foundation in Charles City, Va.

Harrison said he doesn’t spend much time focusing on the 2012 presidential race — “I can’t stand watching television” — but considers himself a conservative. His big problem this election, he said, is with the candidates.

“I don’t really like any of them,” he said in an interview.

But Tyler’s especially not a fan of Gingrich, who he dubbed a “big jerk.”

“He needs to stick with the same wife, that’s what my mother taught me,” Tyler said. “But that doesn’t seem to happen much today.”

Tyler, an engineer who founded his own business, ChemTreat, in 1968, said he thought it was important that Mitt Romney had business experience, but noted he is firmly undecided at this point. He said he plans to vote this fall, but “I just haven’t made up my mind yet.”

And President Barack Obama — who Tyler called a “charming man” — just doesn’t have the right pro-business policies to get his vote, he said.

“Well, I think he’s a charming man, but he grew up in the society where he believes in running the show and changing the apple cart and taking it away from those that have,” he said.

Tyler said he prefers to focus on the family home in Virginia, not on politics. He spends some time giving lectures on local Jamestown history — he’s also descended from Pocahontas — but notes he didn’t even start studying presidential history and his grandfather until his retirement.

“I’m retired from my business,” he said. “I’m 84 years old. I drive around, I bought a lot of additional land, beautiful land around the river. I just drive around watching all the deer and all the turkey.”

President John Tyler, who lived from 1790-1862, had 15 children during his lifetime, making him the most prolific president. One of his children, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, born in 1853, fathered Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr. in 1924 and Harrison in 1928. Lyon Tyler, Jr., is 88 and currently living in Franklin, Tenn., according to Harrison.

President Tyler was William Henry Harrison’s Whig running mate in the 1840 election, which spawned one of the most famous campaign slogans in American history, “Tippecanoe and Tyler too.” On his 32nd day in office, Harrison died of complications from pneumonia. Tyler was then the first vice president to become president due to the death of his predecessor, serving from 1841-1845.

John Tyler also has the distinction of becoming the first president to get married while in office — after his first wife died in 1842, Tyler married Julia Gardiner, who was 30 years younger than him, in 1844.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: harrisontyler; idiots; mediabias; newtgingrich; presidents; va2012
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The media will make a star out of anyone who defends their boys Mitt, and barack.

John Tyler's grandson? Wasn't Tyler the one thrown out of his own party, and there was even talk of impeachment.

Grandson should fix his own boat's leaks before judging others...sounds like Tyler was the jerk.
21 posted on 01/28/2012 11:55:16 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Woooo John Tylers grandson. Newts in trouble now. Let’s hope the granddog of Frankiln Pierce doesnt bark next.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 11:56:05 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Mustang Driver
What is with the Freeper obsession with Newt “Dede Scozzafava” Gingrich?

Gingrich admitted that he got DeeeDeee wrong. I'm still waiting for Romney to man-up and quit lying about RomOBot-Care.

23 posted on 01/28/2012 11:56:56 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Mustang Driver

Newt wrote two dozen books. Why is that not private enterprise? Why is founding your own think tanks funded by private donations not private enterprise?

“Resigned in disgrace” is a false, slanderous Mitt Romney talking point from the guy who was so unpopular as governor (in the 30s I believe) that he abandoned even the thought of running for reelection. Newt was reelected and resigned on his own accord, at least partly because it was a bad election year and the media had been making him the scapegoat for everything during the Clinton years.

As for Newt’s Tea Party cred...

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/print/4463516

Gingrich’s ties to the tea party movement are deep and long-lasting.

In March 2009, when tea parties were just beginning to be organized, the Georgian pledged to use his prodigious mailing list at American Solutions to publicize the inaugural Tax Day event.

He posted a link on every website he owned, sent emails to everyone in his database and produced a video while publicly announcing his support of the tea party movement — long before radio talkers like Glenn Beck jumped on the bandwagon.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 11:59:34 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think Tyler was a twerp. He insisted on a big ceremony right after the death of the President, and then served in the pretended government of the confederacy. Fortunately he died. The worst ex-president until Carter.


25 posted on 01/28/2012 12:02:25 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tyler, born in 1790, would be 222 years old today. How does he have an 84 year old grandson?? Shouldn’t that be his great-great-great-great grandson twice removed?

Seriously, Politico pays people to write this crap?


26 posted on 01/28/2012 12:05:54 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: RoadTest

The trick is to wait until you’re on Social Security to start having kids...

President John Tyler
Born 1790

Son Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Born 1853 (father age 63)

Grandson Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr.
Born 1924 (father age 71)

Grandson Harrison Tyler
Born 1928 (father age 75)


27 posted on 01/28/2012 12:06:07 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Newt?!!
Back in my day, Politicians had real names like Schuyler and Elbridge!
Newt, my eye!"

"What a jerk!"


28 posted on 01/28/2012 12:08:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RoadTest

29 posted on 01/28/2012 12:09:22 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

The Tylers were widowers who remarried when they were old and had children when they were quite old. Remember that John Tyler was the first President to get married in the White House? Tyler’s youngest son was born when the ex-President was 63 and that son married for the second time when he 68. You do the math.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 12:09:38 PM PST by x
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To: JediJones
And in the days before Viagra no less. Impressive.

I guess Junior stayed physically fit and used the latest contemporary aphrodisiacs.

31 posted on 01/28/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: RoadTest
Nobody’s had a grandfather born 222 years ago since the patriarchs of the Old Testament. They’re talking six or seven generations here.

No. These are actually Tyler's grandchildren.

32 posted on 01/28/2012 12:11:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JediJones

OK, what was it that made the Tyler men such a hit with younger women?


33 posted on 01/28/2012 12:12:00 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; JediJones

Oh, never mind, he was Lyon Tyler SENIOR. Still impressive.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 12:12:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

No. These are actually Tyler’s grandchildren.


35 posted on 01/28/2012 12:13:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Tyler had his son Lyon when he was already an old geezer. Lyon had his son Harrison when HE was already an old geezer.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 12:20:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: x; Right_in_Virginia

It helped that the second wifey was also much younger and therefore fertile.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 12:22:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: JediJones

“President John Tyler
Born 1790

Son Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Born 1853 (father age 63)

Grandson Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr.
Born 1924 (father age 71)

Grandson Harrison Tyler
Born 1928 (father age 75)”

Is Harrison, age 84, about to start a family?


38 posted on 01/28/2012 12:23:59 PM PST by maggief
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To: Genoa

I’m guessing that their “size” made up for their advanced ages.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 12:24:37 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s really remarkable!

He can actually say that his grandfather was around when George Washington was President!


40 posted on 01/28/2012 12:31:23 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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