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Newt Gingrich: Iím not a hypocrite
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Posted on 03/27/2011 8:56:41 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Newt Gingrich: I’m not a hypocrite - POLITICO Live: Newt Gingrich: I’m not a hypocrite March 27, 2011

Newt Gingrich: I’m not a hypocrite

Pressed on “Fox News Sunday” about his adulterous past, Newt Gingrich said it was not hypocritical for him to impeach Bill Clinton while he cheated on his own wife because he never lied under oath.

“I don’t know what you would have had me do,” he said, getting a little testy, “because…the president of the United States [was] committing perjury. Remember, he’s a lawyer! This was not some accidental thing. And I thought the outcome was about right.”

The all-but-official candidate for the Republican presidential nomination granted that his own extramarital affairs will be an issue in the coming campaign, but he sounded hopeful that voters will, if they don’t forgive or forget, at least look the other way.

“We’ll find out six months or a year from now whether people are forgiving and whether they put in context events that are 10 and 15 years old,” Gingrich said.

The former House speaker from Georgia said it didn’t bother him that he was throwing rocks at Clinton as president while living in his own metaphorical glass house. He said he would have resigned his leadership post if he didn’t think he could go after Clinton for breaking the law.

“It’s not about personal behavior, and it’s not about what he did in the Oval Office,” Gingrich said of his failed 1998 effort to destroy Clinton. “You can condemn that. You can say it’s totally inappropriate. It was about a much deeper and more profound thing: Does the president of the United States have to obey the law?

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Horse's rear end may be the term..........
1 posted on 03/27/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

You are also not presidential material, Mr. Gingrich.


2 posted on 03/27/2011 8:57:34 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: Sub-Driver
STFU, you two-faced POS RINO.


3 posted on 03/27/2011 8:58:10 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: chris37

Forget it, Newt.
Save your money.


4 posted on 03/27/2011 8:58:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get used to it, Newt. They are not going to let this go.


5 posted on 03/27/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

He may be correct, I lean more to ignorant hypocrite.


6 posted on 03/27/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver

What a shame Newt...but I don’t need 6 months. We need a strong Conservative to run...and you ain’t it. Sorry Mitt, Romney Care will be a issue...bed made, sleep in it! I still wonder why we are having these issues, when its time to find one conservative.


7 posted on 03/27/2011 9:02:03 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ben shut up Pictures, Images and Photos
8 posted on 03/27/2011 9:04:00 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: Texas Eagle

No they won’t because Newt is a Republican. If he was a Democrat, e.g. Bill Clinton, it would never be brought up unless by a Republican opponent.


9 posted on 03/27/2011 9:04:22 AM PDT by Newfy
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To: Sub-Driver
Newt Gingrich: I’m not a hypocrite...

I'm an adulterer. Get it straight.

10 posted on 03/27/2011 9:05:25 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, stick a fork in this one. It must take one hell of an ego and a lot of willful blindness for this jackass to think there's anyone who wants him to be president.
11 posted on 03/27/2011 9:05:25 AM PDT by FelixFelicis
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To: Sub-Driver

12 posted on 03/27/2011 9:05:27 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt, if you want Executive experience, why don’t you run for Governor of Georgia? You’ve got a lot of management skills and your historical perspective is first rate. You’re just not major league material anymore. And that is a shame.


13 posted on 03/27/2011 9:06:41 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Sub-Driver

Not being judgmental, but didn’t Newt take an Oath when he married number 1 and 2?


14 posted on 03/27/2011 9:07:30 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Sub-Driver
The all-but-official candidate for the Republican presidential nomination granted that his own extramarital affairs will be an issue in the coming campaign, but he sounded hopeful that voters will, if they don’t forgive or forget, at least look the other way.

There is no way I'm looking away from his serial marriages and cheating constantly creature. The only thing that would be worse for this schmuck would be if I found out that he paid some of his floozies money for an abortion.....would not put it past him. He has absolutely no character or honor.

15 posted on 03/27/2011 9:07:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt is damaged goods.


16 posted on 03/27/2011 9:07:57 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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Newt,

Stop your fundraising. You're sucking money that a viable candidate could use to defeat Obama.

Re's,

Glenn

17 posted on 03/27/2011 9:07:57 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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Horse's rear end may be the term..........

Or, selfish, would be spoiler, elitist double crosser,..... perfect DemoRat qualifications.

18 posted on 03/27/2011 9:08:02 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“People have to measure, at 67, have I matured? Am I person that they can trust and rely on as a leader? And discipline is part of it,” Gingrich said.

Maybe at 67, the old zipper doesn't bulge the way it used to, hence he's "matured". But "trust and rely on? Not enough that he cheated on and divorced one wife, but two?? Go away, Newt.

19 posted on 03/27/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Sub-Driver

I honestly think Newt’s cynical and yes, hypocritical religious coattail-hopping will be more of an issue. Somebody was counting their amnesty chickens before they hatched, imho.


20 posted on 03/27/2011 9:08:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sub-Driver

The Predator SHOULD have been ousted for selling nuclear secrets to the Chinese for campaign contributions. Actually, he should have been executed. Only a Republican would have been tossed out for perjury. Bob


21 posted on 03/27/2011 9:09:14 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I don't wanna think. Just leave me here to drink, wrapped up in the warmth of New York City." Al S.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s right but still whore bait IMO.


22 posted on 03/27/2011 9:10:00 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich didn't learn his lesson from ‘08 yet, then steps out and poses with Pelosi on a couch pushing his “Green” traitor tendencies, but still thinks all he has to do is talk these issues away to become our candidate.

There in lies the problem.......He is still talking, which has always been his undoing.

23 posted on 03/27/2011 9:10:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama would LUUUUUUV to run against Newt. With his past, Gingrich should be a spokesmodel for Bag N’ Baggage.
24 posted on 03/27/2011 9:11:02 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Newfy

No they won’t because Newt is a Republican. If he was a Democrat, e.g. Bill Clinton, it would never be brought up unless by a Republican opponent.

I am more than grateful that they bring this up with Republican candidates. I could care less what they bring up or don’t bring up for Democratic candidates as I don’t vote for them. I vote for the Republican candidates and I want someone who is pro-life and pro-marriage, but not just talk but someone who takes their marriage vows seriously....he clearly does not and I hope the media is all over him on this forever. He volunteered to run for President not the media. Blame him. Also the media did not cause him to cheat NUMEROUS times on his many wives.


25 posted on 03/27/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich is the quintessential politician. He can take any side of any issue. He has a train load of baggage and many more problems:



==

Another of his patriotic duties for the good of the country, no doubt. [/s]
26 posted on 03/27/2011 9:12:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mortal19440

Bingo!

He is guilty of the same kind of moral relativism that nearly all liberals practice, where the “ends justify the means”. In his case, getting a little on the side while his wife was sick justifies breaking his wedding vows, yet he’s got the audacity to put himself on a higher moral plane than Clinton.

Stand down MSM, DUmp and KOS - this one is ours and we’ll take care of him. Newt will not win a single primary, and if we need your help we’ll ask for it.

The worst part is, he’s not that good at lying, cheating or being an elitist and we have better RINOs if that’s what we wan - weak men who at least don’t suck up to Pelosi to promote crap-science.


27 posted on 03/27/2011 9:13:27 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: OrioleFan

Be that as it may, he’s still the smartest politician on the public scene IMO and certainly a huge improvement over what’s in the WH now and Clarissa would be a much better First Lady than michelle-ma-belle who’s having a high-heeled grand time on the taxpayers dime (along with her mother).


28 posted on 03/27/2011 9:13:39 AM PDT by Newfy
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To: Sub-Driver

If I remember correctly the one article that didn’t pass was lying under oath. Graham voted against it in committee.

As for Newt running, he’s NOT running for president. He’s simply trying to raise his speaking fees.


29 posted on 03/27/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Those Who Worship Him will all bow down and say "Yes, we can!")
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To: Sub-Driver
Forget about Gingrich, what is clear is that the left has been able to successfully paint the Clinton impeachment as a moral issue about adultery, when nothing could be further from the truth. It was about the chief law enforcement officer of the country willfully breaking the law - and breaking it to satisfy his own personal political self-interests.

The left would have people believe that it's OK for Clinton to violate the law to meet his political ends, but it wasn't OK for Nixon to do the same. Instead, the Clinton impeachment becomes a footnote in the ongoing culture wars. It's pathetic.

30 posted on 03/27/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry, Mr. Contract With America. You had your shot.

31 posted on 03/27/2011 9:16:54 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Terry Mross
"If I remember correctly the one article that didn’t pass was lying under oath."

I believe that there were two perjury charges. One passed the House resolution, the other did not - could be wrong. I think there were two articles of perjury all together - again, could be wrong.

32 posted on 03/27/2011 9:18:41 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Sub-Driver
Fool me once...
33 posted on 03/27/2011 9:19:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Inspectorette

“Maybe at 67, the old zipper doesn’t bulge the way it used to, hence he’s “matured”.”

I betcha he buys Viagra by the 55 gallon drum.

Dirty old men make me gag.


34 posted on 03/27/2011 9:19:26 AM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Terry Mross
I meant to say - "...two articles of impeachment all together". Not perjury. Sorry.
35 posted on 03/27/2011 9:19:48 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: mortal19440
Not being judgmental, but didn’t Newt take an Oath when he married number 1 and 2?

Yes, yes, yes. But that was just an oath before God to be faithful to his wife.

If he becomes President, he will only have to take an oath before God to defend and protect The Constitution of The United States of America....to the best of his ability.

You see? So there's an "out" there.

36 posted on 03/27/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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I do not care whether or not the term hypocrite applies or not. He is trash.
37 posted on 03/27/2011 9:21:31 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Good grief, Newt, Clinton raped a woman. Isn’t that enough to figure out what a scum criminal he is?


38 posted on 03/27/2011 9:25:06 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver
He's right - Clinton was impeached for lying under oath. It wasn't about sex or unfaithfulness.

That STILL doesn't mean we should consider Newt for a presidential candidate. If he's not faithful on “little” things like his marriage vows, why the heck should we trust on big things like the oath of office?

Go home, Newt, shut up and stop embarrassing us.

39 posted on 03/27/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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Does the president of the United States have to obey the law?

Forget it, Newt. You should know by now that 100% of all the people involved in enforcing the law are a bunch of little Jesuses.

40 posted on 03/27/2011 9:25:32 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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“We’ll find out six months or a year from now whether people are forgiving and whether they put in context events that are 10 and 15 years old,” Gingrich said.

So he feels his adultery should be put in the past but Bill Clinton's lying shouldn't? Newt committed adultery, Bill committed adultery - the only difference is Bill got caught and lied. What would Newt have done in the same circumstance?

41 posted on 03/27/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: Newfy

Well the “smartest politician on the public scene IMO” seems
to say and do some pretty dumb things hence this article.
Besides I don’t think America is ready for a
President Newt. I question his conservatism and I question his principals. When you screw around on your spouse you might as well say you lied to all your friends, family and
God when you said “I DO”.


42 posted on 03/27/2011 9:28:51 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Sub-Driver
I have never forgiven Newt for siding with the Left as personified by Pelosi in the fraud of "Climate Change," formerly known as "Global Warming." This kind of thinking is destroying America's strength to be energy independent on oil, natural gas, and coal.

Newt did speak out early in 2009 against Obama, who referred to himself as a "citizen of the world." However, of late he has not been on the attack. Newt needs to go back to the classroom and lecture there if he wants. He is not a leader.

43 posted on 03/27/2011 9:29:07 AM PDT by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2011)
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To: Sub-Driver

You are a horses ass and opportunist but you are correct and did the right thing on Bill.

Bill appropriately impeached for perjury and sanctioned.

Still, he’s living the good life.


44 posted on 03/27/2011 9:31:00 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Newfy

How do you know he would be satisfied with wife #3?


45 posted on 03/27/2011 9:32:13 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Gingrich: I’m not a hypocrite”

Ya are in my book, Newt. Seriously doubt you’ll ever again win my respect or my vote.


46 posted on 03/27/2011 9:38:04 AM PDT by misanthrope (Liberals just plain suck!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I actually don’t care about his marital issues.

What bothers me more is over the last 10 years he has revealed himself to be an opportunist and a man that has no real core conservative values.

He is one of the smartest men around with an extremely high intellect but I remain unconvinced I should support him.


47 posted on 03/27/2011 9:38:34 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Squantos

Whore Bait? No, seriously, tell us how you feel. LOL


48 posted on 03/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
"Bill committed adultery - the only difference is Bill got caught and lied."

Good grief, not someone here, too. No, the only "difference" is that Clinton broke the law and Gingrich didn't.

Clinton, even though he wasn't convicted, was found in contempt of court, lost his license to practice law and was fined nearly $100K. Other than that, sure, there weren't any differences between what Clinton did and what Gingrich did.

49 posted on 03/27/2011 9:46:51 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Vendome

He’s not too smart - he knows the Catholic thinking now and he still doesn’t try to practice it here - to fail happens - and forgiveness is given if asked for, with the promise that he would try his best to never fail again (try). For him to say it wasn’t hypocritical TODAY is as silly and telling as his argument. He should admit the obvious - he fell, he sinned, it was hypocritical, and he promises God he will do his utmost to never do such again. He’s still covering for his sin. That means he still doesn’t get it - he’s hypocritical still, this guy cannot be trusted wherever his skin is at stake.


50 posted on 03/27/2011 9:47:37 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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