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To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)
Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy

Posted on 04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by CutePuppy

He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked.

This doesn't make any sense. If Callista really looked "God awful," how would it be that "he was rubbing it in everybody's face"? And do you suggest he should not have appeared with his wife at the political events but rather should have left her behind? And for which particular reason - being "God awful" or being "too young and too beautiful"?

I think your statement is, at the very least, subjective, projective, unworthy and, by accounts of most people who know and have met Callista, simply untrue and offensive.

Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2.

Are you really so blinded by hate that you have no compunctions about repeating and even magnifying the thoroughly disproved, debunked, refuted old lies sprung by the vile liberal media and propagated by the sclerotic GOP establishment?

If you really want to educate yourself on the facts, let's separate them from hateful fiction.

First, Callista is no more "Lurking" near her husband at the events than any other candidate's wife, be it Ann Romney or Karen Santorum.

Second, Newt met Callista for the first time and started dating her in 1993, 6 years after he was legally separated in 1987 from his estranged runaway wife #2, Marianne Ginther Gingrich (who chose to keep that name after the divorce) so Callista could not possibly have been the reason or cause for their separation and eventual divorce. Gingrich has been with Callista for more than 18 years, and happily married to her since 1999, after he resigned from Congress and finalized the bitter drawn-out divorce from Marianne, which she wouldn't grant him in 1994 when he was busy executing the Second Republican Revolution / Gingrich Revolution working to take over the Congress and pushing through the Congress and the vetoes the Contract With America. Callista, not Marianne, was with him through the trials and tribulations of that exciting and turbulent time, and 18 years together with her (more than 12 years in marriage) is much longer and happier than so many marriages are today. For the sake of the family Newt later converted to life-long faith of Callista, Catholicism.

Details / Refs:
Gingrich: If it comes to a shutdown, the GOP should stick to its principles - FR post #104, 2012 February 12

Gingrich admits ABC claim was false - FR post #32 / WSJ, No-Fault Newt, by James Taranto, 2012 January 20

The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt) - FR post #143, 2012 January 18 / PBS/VF, by Gail Sheehy, 1995 September

Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks - FR, posts #21, #36, #42, #3, 2012 January 12

Things happen in marriage, it doesn't always work out between two people, no matter how wonderful or horrible they might otherwise be. Rush Limbaugh is on his fourth marriage, to a much younger woman from a prominent Democratic family, he has no children, yet how many would question his conservative credentials, including being pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage? Reagan was divorced and remarried when he became President, yet he's been one of the best pro-life and pro-family Presidents.

Newt has good relationship with his first wife Jackie (who wasn't dying from cancer and wasn't served divorce papers when she was in the hospital - another debunked liberal lie, picked up by Newt's detractors) and he and Callista have great relationship with his daughters and grandchildren. Instead of being bitter about this, we should be happy for them, just like we are for Karen Santorum who made her share of mistakes in her youth, but found a good path and good marriage.

Also notice that some of the most ardent supporters of Newt on FR are women. So much for the "gender gap" that many so-called "conservatives" keep warning us about Newt becoming a nominee... How is this "gender gap" working out for Mitt Romney so far in national polling? Never overestimate the "well-meaning warnings" as usually they are just a case of "reverse psychology" in action.

He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach.

Also completely inaccurate.

In reality, the evangelical "leaders" have been very split about Newt and Rick, and then, as usual, chose poorly, in favor of "wear it on the sleeve" but poorly prepared, underfunded and unorganized candidate who had no chance to win but possibly get just enough support to either get "promoted" himself to VP slot or (if he becomes unviable as campaign unfolds) to push Romney to choose an evangelical "family values" candidate, à la Bush-Quayle ticket. Grassroots evangelical support can sometimes provide the margin of victory (slim, near miss Electoral College victories by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004) but, in itself, is not enough to win national elections or elect a candidate that does not meet "GOPe Seal of Approval."

Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, just like he did with Huckabee in 2008, endorsed Santorum, who was then polling at 2%, despite Newt providing Plaats' organization with $150K that were crucial to the successful ousting of three pro-gay-marriage Iowa Justices. And while Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer and James Dobson also endorsed Santorum, it took three rounds of voting to decide the "official endorsement" between Newt and Rick, with many other evangelical leaders either absent or openly individually endorsing Newt after this "consensus vote" at the Pressler Ranch near Houston, just before SC primary. Tim and Beverly LaHaye (Chair of Concerned Women of America), Jim Garlow, Don Wildmon and others also endorsed Newt, although they didn't actively campaign for him the way Dobson, Plaats, Perkins and Bauer did for Santorum.

From Gingrich: Christian Conservatives on My Side - RC, by Janie Lorber, 2012 January 17

Look where Dobson, Perkins, Plaats and Bauer are now - they are reduced to going hat in hand to Romney camp / GOPe who will most likely treat them like Clinton did Sister Souldja.

The unprecedented amount of money and extraordinary lies and ruined "conservative" reputations, that it took to assault Gingrich in Florida, by entire GOPe, when they / Romney were on the verge of losing to the only representative Tea Party conservative remaining there showed that GOPe wants Tea Party to occupy the same place within the GOP structure that the social / "family values" conservatives do now - a reliable vote by a "minority" that "has nowhere else to go" - basically the same exact role that the blacks, Jews, GLBT, "women" and other "minorities" represent for the establishment of the Democrat party. It was a fight for survival for GOPe, against a small(er) government, Reagan conservatives Tea Party movement.

If we don't unite behind Newt, the Tea Party will be just like evangelicals - a few minority "local" groups that are only paid a lip service by GOPe on the national level. That may be just fine with some evangelical "leaders" - just like the blacks got the "first black President" Bill Clinton and now the first African-American (literally, Kenyan-American) President, the evangelicals might get another "compassionate conservative" like Bush-43. Where does it leave the country and the rest of us?

Evangelicals have simply been used by the GOPe to split the Tea Party vote, by providing them a "true conservative" alternative in the form of Santorum. For instance, there was never an attempt to intimidate or negotiate a cut off of Foster Friess' SuperPAC funds that provided just enough of a lifeline for Santorum's campaign, unlike pulling all stops to get Sheldon Adelson stop donations to SuperPAC for Gingrich, or planting various false stories about the funds cut just before the states' primaries (thus diverting votes of supposedly "strategic" voters from Gingrich to Romney or Santorum).

(BTW, as an aside, the reason for Adelson not favoring Rick has nothing to do with his religious or social views - Vegas is a union town, casinos and restaurants there have had problems with several unions for decades, so the record of historically cozy relations of Santorum with unions is anathema to Vegas businessmen. There are large patches of prime real estate off the Strip in Vegas that have been for sale for a long time that nobody wants to buy and develop, but Adelson's Las Vegas Sands and Sands Cotai Central is opening another $5B casino in Macau, and plans to spend $35B over 9 years to build casinos and resorts in Spain, Macau and elsewhere in Asia - sales and profits are substantially higher per square foot overseas than in the unionized and overregulated U.S. / Vegas casinos).

Unfortunately, the entire Santorum's / evangelicals campaign plan was based entirely on trying to get Newt's votes and Newt out of the race, even though everybody understood that he would be crushed by Romney immediately after, one on one, even as Gingrich kept nearly publicly saying (to no avail for mathematically challenged) that he sees this as a fight to deny Romney most delegates rather than just "winning" the states while ceding delegates to Romney because Santorum didn't even have the required delegates in several states:

From Santorum, Paul look past Nevada caucuses - WPVI-TV, 2012 February 04

From Santorum refuses to bow despite another loss - WPVI-TV, 2012 February 05

Whoever thought that this may be a winning strategy against GOPe was nuts and had not learned the lessons of Huckabee 2008 run, when there wasn't even a fraction of money and the entire GOPe machine deployed against him like there was against Gingrich this year. Evangelicals played right into Romney / GOPe hands by insisting on "endorsing" and actively working for the "more perfect" single issue conservative as opposed to the supposedly "flawed" conservative.

To the delight of GOPe, it finally gave them an alternative to Newt - the race has turned from Anybody-But-Romney into Anybody-But-Gingrich. (Alinsky's rule #12 - "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.")

"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy" - Friedrich Nietzsche

All they had to do now was keep Santorum's campaign on "life support" and ignore Gingrich as if he didn't exist in the race, except for ratcheting up the pressure on Adelson to cut off the funds to SPAC and keeping to mock Gingrich within the media and only repeatedly asking him when he is going to drop out (Alinsky's Rule #13 - "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.") to shut down his message and antagonize the voters against him within the party, similar to what they've done to Newt ever since he became the Speaker and to Palin since she became a VP candidate.

Newt has always been pro-life, unlike Mitt Romney who has been [s]electively pro-choice or pro-life when it suited him politically, or even Rick Santorum who has been pro-choice earlier in his life, before he married and ran for Congress (apparently, some early mistakes in life but not the life circumstances of the others could be forgiven by some evangelical leaders).

Newt was also an adopted child, an Army brat, having to move from place to place often, not experiencing or knowing much about love in his youth, and marrying very young and having two children in his 19 years long first marriage, yet at that time he also accomplished getting Master and PhD degrees in history and becoming a college professor. Yet he never plays up his humble and difficult upbringing. In contrast, Rick Santorum's stump speech starts with his grandfather in the "Pennsylvania mining town" while he conveniently avoids mentioning that he was basically a child of relative privilege (his father was a chief of psychology department, mother a chief of nurses in the local Butler, PA, VA hospital) so getting him a good education (MBA and JD) was not such a burden for his family.

I am not trying to dump on Rick, who is a good family man, and whose family has seen their share of tragedy and disappointments. But many of the people who were voting for Santorum or Romney somehow allowed themselves to be taken in by lies about Newt and not question them, progressing to hating Newt with a passion. I am just trying to show that if, in their minds, Rick and his family are deserving of Christian or human forgiveness for their transgressions, then certainly, by all means, so does Newt and his family.

Nobody gave Newt anything in life, he had to work very hard for everything he achieved in life, and despite all the hardship, he has a record of conservative accomplishments that very few people can boast or even dream about, both in public life and post-public entrepreneurial life. That's why he is hated, envied and, just like Ronald Reagan, reviled by the lunatic left and the comfortable establishment right.

"If you have no enemies, you are not important enough to have made any" - Alexandre Dumas

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's.

As far as the old and tired meme of "excuses" and "whining" by Gingrich goes, if you ask for and are given an explanation of certain facts, you can always label anything you don't like an "excuse" or "whine" to ignore and avoid dealing with the substance of an explanation. That, in itself, is a poor, childish excuse for attempting to "win" the argument the substance of which you are unable to refute but unwilling to accept.

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To: CutePuppy

“Truth is, many of the evangelicals “leaders” and their organizations find themselves quite comfortable with the “kinder, gentler, compassionate conservative” GOP structure that provides them a certain measure of importance (or they just might support a “conservative” Democrat). All they are interested in, just as most “minority” groups within a structure is increasing (or at least not losing) their influence relative to some other groups.”

Wholehearted agreement here. Lukewarm compromisers, and we know what happens to the lukewarm.

101 posted on 04/14/2012 7:51:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Psalm 144
If I touch my nose, will that count as reaching out to evangelicals?

Evangelical! ——> Freeper Psalm 144 <-—— Evangelical!

As to your summation of the work of grace, credo!


OH, yes, I know!! I just meant we have to keep reaching to other evangelicals still supporting Santorum or ready to flip to Mitt...

You're funny!! :)

102 posted on 04/14/2012 7:55:09 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

Ah, gotcha. I should have logged off hours ago. Free Republic, like a plate of nachos, is a hard thing push away from.

103 posted on 04/14/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; dforest
RE :”I said before that whining isn’t attractive. It wasn’t when Santorum did it either

I am being accused of ending civilization for my comment.

Where have we seen such drama before?

104 posted on 04/14/2012 7:59:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs

I think Christie beach doesn’t understand that the whole purpose of ABR is anybody but Romney. I said I wasn’t voting for Newt in the primary.

You notice, I never mentioned Romney, but in her childish way Christie beach couldn’t help herself from the unfounded accusations she lobs like spitballs at those who won’t get on their “knees for Newt”. We are getting Romney because Newt was dead in the water and splitting the vote causing the closest person challenging Romney to lose by a few percentage points in key states.

I am told the whole idea is to deny Romney delegates in order to have a brokered convention. So I will vote for my original pick who is still on the ballot. There is no way for Newt to win 1144 delegates prior to the convention. Most likely there will not be a brokered convention when you look at the remaining states. Especially the “winner take all” states.

I will vote for the person I wish, running or not running, like many others around here profess to be doing with such pride.

105 posted on 04/14/2012 8:07:18 PM PDT by dforest
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To: sickoflibs

I wasn’t even aware that you had voted in the primary, yet. How can all of this be your fault?

106 posted on 04/14/2012 8:09:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Sorry, but you are mistaken.

Nobama’s big donors are turning away.
In spite of what liberals spin, his 2008 voters are slipping away, either to vote against him or sit 2012 out. Even the black vote, even though will still vote 90+% (of those that actually vote) are not enthused (i.e. their need to reinvigorate blacks with racist flames).

These are a thousand littles signs, you just have to watch closely.

107 posted on 04/14/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; dforest
RE :”I wasn’t even aware that you had voted in the primary, yet. How can all of this be your fault?

Because I posted a comment on this thread to deforest of course. Typical Newt CT logic.

108 posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:09 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: Joe Boucher
All one ever needs to see is him on a couch with ms. pelosi.

That's the mittbot famous nothing comment. When I see that I see desperation from the known liar and backstabber. The are LOTS of pictures with mitt with liberals - to the left of Kennedy.

Newt IS every bit a conservative! Remember when mitt was passing himself off as a conservative. LOL! Now comes the talking point Newt isn't a conservative. Mitt - "if I can't be one, than neither can Newt"

The man is mental! Mitt is not even a republican - he is a LIBERAL.

PRO ABORTION, PRO HOMO, Big Gov't socialistic style healthcare, anti gun, appointing of liberal judges, is NOT A GOP PLATFORM. The empty suit is a LIBERAL. He's a known liar - he registers as a Republican thinking that makes him of Repub with his 'that will prove I am' with a record as liberal as one can get!

109 posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: sickoflibs

Some things never change. It is a personality type.

If I am gonns be responsible for ending life as we know it, I best go get some shut eye.

It is a tough job, but we can handle the task. /sarc on

110 posted on 04/14/2012 8:17:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: sickoflibs

I haven’t voted in the primary yet either.

My main job on that day will be to help boot Dick Lugar out of the Senate.

I can do that with relish.

111 posted on 04/14/2012 8:20:45 PM PDT by dforest
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The Gingrich’s were seperated for years, then she pops back up into his life when he becomes Speaker.

They were married for 17 years but by all accounts it was a relationship made in h***.

Miserable is not strong enough of a word.

112 posted on 04/14/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: terycarl

“Obama or Romney....I’m not excited about either but our choices are pretty much etched in stone.....I think I’ll go with Romney”

Explain to me why, if you are Republican, you’d vote for one who isn’t?

Mitt Romney: ‘My “R” Does Not Stand for Republican’

Why, if you are conservative, you’d vote for one who isn’t?

Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not a partisan Republican, I’m moderate and progressive’

What is the DIFFERENCE between Romney and Obama?

Romney backs Obama on abortion, the stimulus, TARP, war time tables, gun control laws, amnesty for illegals, government mandated healthcare.

113 posted on 04/14/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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“If Newt and Marianne had been separated for 6 years by 1993, why was she with him at virtually every press conference when he was Speaker (eff. Jan. 1995)?”

Marianne, after leaving Newt in 1987 and filing for divorce (but not proceeded with it), went back to Newt in 1994, after more than six years of separation, because he had become the Speaker of the House and she liked being in the spotlights. Newt, I don’t know why, accepted her back, but the marriage link was already irremediably broken ... Finally he filed for divorce in 1998, the divorce was finalized in 1999, and in 2000 he married Callista.

114 posted on 04/14/2012 8:36:04 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: CutePuppy; RitaOK; DJ MacWoW; The Cajun; JoeProBono; musicman; LibLieSlayer; katiedidit1; caww; ...

Thanks very much, Cute Puppy! I'm so sorry for being late to this thread. I see some of the “can't stay away’s” couldn't stay away...LOL.

They're more predictable than rain.

Those idiots are not our on side. Why they're still here is a mystery to me.

115 posted on 04/14/2012 8:53:20 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Marguerite
Every FReeper should read it. It is the most honest, complete research I ever read here.

LOL. You can't be serious.

I started to read it, discovered an obvious lie and quit.

Here is the lie.

Second, Newt met Callista for the first time and started dating her in 1993, 6 years after he was legally separated in 1987 from his estranged runaway wife #2, Marianne Ginther Gingrich (who chose to keep that name after the divorce) so Callista could not possibly have been the reason or cause for their separation and eventual divorce.

After Newt became Speaker he was in the news a lot. He spoke of his love, Marianne, a lot. So was that a lie too? Why did he think he had to lie??? Either way, he is a creep. Perv. I don't care what you call it. My dad left my mom for another woman. I have no time for that fool either.

116 posted on 04/14/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: katiedidit1

Not that I forgive Mitt but it isn’t the divorces that are the problem for Newt.

It is the lying. The cheating. The whoring.

That’s all.

117 posted on 04/14/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: sickoflibs

What you see here is a perfect example of why Newt is such a flawed candidate. It’s always his ego before anything else...look at this stupid war. He should have gotten out long ago...should have NEVER gotten in, now NONE of us win.

118 posted on 04/14/2012 8:56:27 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dforest

Ditto that!! Ditto that!!

119 posted on 04/14/2012 9:01:23 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: true believer forever
That was marvelous, thank you. On all points you nailed it, further comments from me about Santorum, well I will just remain silent and refer all to your comments.

NEWT GINGRICH IS STILL IN THIS RACE, and I will not count him out and neither should anyone else.

ALL THOSE THAT hate NEWT, are Romney supporters and have always been, otherwise their comments make no sense as the objection is anybody but Romney. Guess that is by the wayside now, and their true colors are showing, (purple).

They had to destroy NEWT first, as Santorum was an easy target, he wasn't going anywhere fast. Newt was and has always been the THREAT to Romney, still is.

GO NEWT, your post needs the applause sign.

120 posted on 04/14/2012 9:03:22 PM PDT by annieokie
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