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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: Sans-Culotte
This vanity reminds me of fans of a losing football team saying “the other team won; but we had the better team”.

1. They well may have a point and be right, especially in multi-team tournaments.

2. If you read the post more carefully, it is really not about who is "better" but mostly to inform many people, who are still ignorant about what was really happening in Newt's life, and who believe and often unwittingly help spread the lies about him, his achievements and his ideas, and what the Tea Party needs to do now and in the future not to be the patsies of GOPe ... and what the GOPe is capable of when their power is threatened.

This is more than just about "winning" or "losing" one game, it's about learning from the game's mistakes, hopefully early enough to correct them while the game is still on and not keep making the same mistakes again later. It's about learning and learning process.

21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:04:46 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy

“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.”

I would add to this that as a very young teacher, he struggled for years to provide for his family with two small kids and make the ends meet. He never talks about it, but his younger daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman shared some memories ...

And also , you could add to your links this:

Setting the Record Straight, By Jackie Gingrich Cushman

22 posted on 04/14/2012 5:05:29 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: Sans-Culotte
This vanity reminds me of fans of a losing football team saying “the other team won; but we had the better team”.

I would say the other side paid off the umpires, but we had at least six better players who struck out based on calls made by dishonest umpires. Unless we somehow stop Romney, this is going to be a terrible election, followed by (at best) four terrible years for America. Even Bill Clinton was better than a sack of manure. Obama is far worse than that sack of manure, and Romney is at best tied - although he could pay Rove and Nikki Haley to endorse him as better than steer manure.

23 posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: dforest
I would vote for Palin

Not in the race!

I would vote for Santorum

Dropped out of the race!,

Allen West or a few others

Not in the race........


Spare us your ignorance dude, you're contaminating the gene pool........

24 posted on 04/14/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: CutePuppy

CutePuppy, you may be as cute as a bug’s ear but you are dead wrong about when Newt started seeing Calista. It is well known in the DC area so it is not as though we can pretend it did not happen when it did happen. Sorry.

25 posted on 04/14/2012 5:12:21 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: CutePuppy

You can try blowing smoke up any where you care. Newt is NO conservative.
All one ever needs to see is him on a couch with ms. pelosi.
Look at his record. Conservative? NOt in his spending habit of the American peoples money.

26 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: dforest

You are a very poor student of history. F for you.

27 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CutePuppy

That’s a lot of work there, and deserves a BUMP for good freeping.

28 posted on 04/14/2012 5:17:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: CutePuppy

Too many people stuck on stupid, stuck on cliche, stuck on hate, stuck on ignorance around here.

Of course, Newt will never waste a second of his life posting things about them on a message board, a notion that no doubt whooshes right over the head of these IQ envious dolts.

29 posted on 04/14/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Hot Tabasco

I think you are the moron. Newt is not a conservative and has never been a conservative. Go back about a year on FR, genius. You will look like a fool.

30 posted on 04/14/2012 5:18:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CutePuppy

“Things happen in marriage, it doesn’t always work out between two people, no matter how wonderful or horrible they might otherwise be.”

That’s being quite charitable with regards to Newt’s indiscretions. I’m sorry but engaging in an affair with a floozy while married with kids is a serious black mark no matter how you slice it. Regardless, Newt won’t win the nomination and will soon be a footnote to history.

31 posted on 04/14/2012 5:20:38 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: CutePuppy

I’m equally nauseated by newt and mitt but I would vote for either against obama. Sure newt talks more conservative but he is a shyster just like mitt. I don’t believe him. So I don’t really see the point in arguing about this...especially since newt isn’t going to get the nomination anyway. Mitt wins both the coasts plus the mormon rocky mountain areas. There isn’t enough left over after that to matter. If by some miracle the convention is brokered, they will give the nomination to the man with the most votes. Game over.

32 posted on 04/14/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Hot Tabasco
Who in the popular community demanded it?

I think you're just preaching to the choir at this point........

Well, I don't know how "popular" the requesting "community" is (it's kind of subjective, and a little bit "tongue in cheek" reference) but here is the link, again; hopefully, this is satisfactory enough:

The replies to Fox Fires Back at Gingrich: 'Bitter' Newt is 'Auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN' - FR, post #77, 2012 April 13

33 posted on 04/14/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I am a good student. I have read FR for 6 years. You? Probably not.

I formed my opinion aboout Newt right here on FR. Don’t doubt me. Go back a few years.

The difference between you and me is that I am not so desperate that I will pretend that someone who everyone despised a couple years ago around here is now a staunch Constitutional conservative. LOL

People like you only listen to words. Words are easy and cheap. Actions means much more. That is what I go by.

34 posted on 04/14/2012 5:26:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CutePuppy

If you have to write that much you know you’re screwed.

Callista’s hair is frozen in that stunning Magneto’s helmet style.

35 posted on 04/14/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT by Williams
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To: dforest

You proved my case. As much as I like FR, to think of it and it’s posters as a suitable universe to learn history is profoundly ignorant. Sounds like you’ve been a student for six years. That puts you decades in my arrears.

Anyone who doesn’t think the 94 election was a victory for conservatism is simply below any kind of intellectual level I care to dally in. Yeah, I know where you are going with it, and it’s again: profoundly ignorant. (a little Newt lingo there for ya....)

36 posted on 04/14/2012 5:29:40 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CutePuppy
Thank you all, kindly, for nice comments there. I do not have a lot of time to tend the fort on this thread, but I hope you will do a wonderful job of it if it’s needed.

Thanks again.

No. Thank you, for posting it and amping it up, when things looks bleak for Newt. We need patriot hearts on fire right now - thanks for shining your light!!

37 posted on 04/14/2012 5:31:01 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: CutePuppy

6 years later and you’re still a puppy, Puppy?

38 posted on 04/14/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Thank you, that was the idea.

39 posted on 04/14/2012 5:33:34 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy

“He who is without sin, cast the first stone” comes to mind. Look, we have a nation to save. Does anyone have confidence in Romney to do that?

40 posted on 04/14/2012 5:33:48 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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