Skip to comments.The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt)
Posted on 01/18/2012 5:23:38 PM PST by TitansAFC
........But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working."
What happens if Newt runs?, I ask.
"He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and I don't think he should be."
"Right now, the presidency is not a single person. It's not so much what he'd be doing. It's what I'd be doing.".........
(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...
Unless this involves abuse of children or animals, I’m sticking with Newt. Coming from a family thick with divorce, I know first hand how nasty divorce can be, how nasty ex-spouses can be, and most of all — I KNOW how nasty these political operatives are lately.
It’s a he said/she said thing with HER motives and intentions made clear from over 15 years ago!!
I’m not voting for a husband ...and I’m voting based on Newt’s POLITICAL record — not his matrimonial record.
I hope this backfires HUGELY on Ms. Ex-Gingrich and ABC as well.
It is being broadcasted a few days before the election. That is dirty and spin it anyway you want..it has nothing to do with the urgent issues facing this nation and Newts ability to turn this country around.
So? it was discussed on FR. FR has more in depth exchanges than the MSM and freepers do more homework on every issue than the MSM.
It is clear that you detest Newt...but most of us KNOW a dirty trick when we see it...and this ranks way UP there! I do hope the moderators at tomorrows debate in SC ask Newt about this...he will straighten everyone out and maybe (to your disdain) get a standing O! GOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!
Don’t forget she cheated too.
Psssst,,, dude. DJ is well-known and respected here at FR. Of course, there’s never an expectation to agree with everything she says, but she has a track record that you don’t.
But she isn’t running for president.
Santorum cannot withstand an onslaught from Obama and his machine. He is not scrappy enough.
Quite honestly granny Marianne Gingrich has been giving bitter interviews for years. There will be no new details.
From Newt’s own words in a Politco interview today ...
“I fully expect the Romney campaign to be unendingly dirty and dishonest,” Gingrich said. “They thought they could buy this. They’re discovering they can’t buy this.”
He concluded his 40-minute town hall by encouraging attendees to help him combat attacks.
“I think they have internal polls showing them losing,” he said. “I think they will do anything at any level.”
Step back..take a deep breath and think about this...why is ABC doing the interview? could it be they are genuinely concerned Newt could win the gop nod and face their man, Obama? IF the moderators ask Newt about this tomorrow night..he will have his chance to make ABC, Marianne and those behind the attacks look like the sleeze buckets they are and he may even get another standing O!
Talent is a POS and so is Romney and his staffers for running such a dirty campaign. I am praying the voters in SC are too smart to fall for the scorched earth hits and know a true conservative leader when they see one and beyond any shadow of a doubt..that leader is NEWT.
Did you hear or read something in regards to Romney not wanting to do anymore debates? his staffers said, “there have been enough debates,” I don’t think Mitt plans to go to any in Fla! I will have to see if I can find the article on that...GOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIVE THE EMPTY SUITS THE BOOT (in the arse)
He had to know this was coming. I find it sad. This woman is angry and ill and being used.
Obamas old flame is discreet.
How can a man with so many amazing accomplishments have so little history? We don’t even know what his true social security number is and the one most commonly used belongs to someone else in a state where he never lived. We don’t know if he got financial aid to college as a foreign citizen and we can hardly find a single person that even remembers him in college.
We elected the Manchurian Candidate and his corporate puppet-masters (Soros, GE, and Co) have raked in billions and there is still not a bit of curiousity on the part of the MSM? Where are the stories of his success as a community agitator? Where are the stories about his friend Tony Rezko, the slumlord.
They will drag out college pranks on GOP candidates but won’t even discern if the President actually attended school where he supposedly matriculated.
Welcome to the twilight zone.
That's my guess, too. His attitude toward you was the first clue.
There are so many, how do we keep track!!!!!!!
But her word is being used to bring down a potential president.
Can just imagine Fox News, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Drudge, etc on friday and saturday. The deck is stacked. I do hope that Newt is still given a chance to do a lot of damage control and maybe even mention this during the debate despite the fact it will be on afterwards. His staff must be frantic...do pray hard the folks in S.C see through this dirty ploy.
I refuse to give ABC Nightline ratings, (nielsen equipment) so I can’t watch!
I will have to read about it.
The first one was his teacher and doing him when he was 16. They married when he graduated from HS and had 2 kids.
The second one is Marianne and an oddball. They were separated for 6 years, reunited and she gave this controlling statement about ruining Gingrich a year later.
I’m glad that I don’t have TV. Honest.
No, I didn’t know anything of that. I don’t pay attention to personal lives. I’m not interested, except in rare or criminal cases, like Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen whatwashername? Willie? etc. I love history, but so much of the media reports are lies and smears, when it comes to Republicans and cover-ups whenever the subject is democrats.
Gotta go to bed.
Look at their accomplishments. Newt allied himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition, the Religious Right, and the Republican majority (together the Reagan Revolution) which directly led the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Contract with America, government reforms, less government, tax cuts, a balanced budget, and the great, long-standing Reagan economy.
Romney, on the other hand, vehemently denied Ronald Reagan and aligned himself with Ted Kennedy and the left. Romney accomplished installing liberal big government programs, defended and promoted Roe v Wade and legalized abortion as settled law, advocated and implemented RomneyCare with its liberty killing government mandates against formerly free citizens and its taxpayer funded or subsidized and mandated abortion procedures. He ran and governed to the left of Ted Kennedy on the gay agenda resulting in gay marriage in Massachusetts. He appointed liberal judges and liberal appointees throughout his government. Under his leadership conservatism and the Republican party was all but destroyed in Massachusetts.
Romney is one evil liberal progressive. No way in hell will MittBots be allowed to support this abortionist, big government, socialist scumbag on FR!
Guess my message isnt clear enough. I have to keep repeating it and zotting would be MittBots.
79 posted on Sat Dec 03 2011 19:59:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Jim Robinson
I’m not sure that they’re frantic. Pretty sure Newt and his close associates have been prepared for this witch.
You betcha, I’m praying that South Carolina voters will reject this ugly ploy. Old news, and given by a very angry, very bitter, rejected, degenerate second wife, wanting to smear her ex. Happens in court rooms all the time, but she will not be under oath, as though that would matter to this scorned, resentful witch.
Yes, too bad he didn’t let it be in ‘88!
Oh well. Good night. I hope you can sleep through!
Well Talent was not as shrill or loud, but inwardly seemed to be totally unglued and very angry. Standing up for mittens and slamming Newt. Kudlow was zinging him that he thought Newt was going to win S. Carolina.
Talent replied that last time McCain was behing when he went into S. Carolina, so they thought Romney was doing great to be ahead. Then cited a bunch of stuff real fast how their candidate appealed to all of the various factions. Then said something on the order of we are happy with our nominee and looking forward to facing Obama.
Very snooty and as if the convention had already happened and mittens was crowned. Remember after Rove had the meltdown, it came out that the Establishment candidate had a bunch of money that he was going to give to RNC to support a bunch of other candidates.
So that got me to thinking. Wonder how much money Romney has pledged to “buy” the nomination from the RNC?
I read the interview with her a few weeks ago. She didn’t have anything earth shaking to say at that point.
You don't know that.
We suspect that the Cain bimbos were paid by Axlerod. I suspect the same in this case, and with the other bimbo that came out against Gingrich.
Obama wants to face Romney so he can use the nuclear card against him, his Bain Capitol experience (stuff not revealed by Newt, but much more serious charges involving the FEC vis a vis a Bain Capitol controlled company. These are being saved for the “October Surprise”. Not only that, but they can play the OWS card, as well as the flip flop card.
Finally, don’t be surprised that the Dems go as far as to prop up a third party candidate to run, then drop out at the last second (to depress turnout and allow the Dems to retake the House and hold the Senate).
I guarantee you that any dirt she can dish against Newt is already known by her hair dresser and all the ladies in the hair salon where she goes.
It’s unbelieveable all the private boudoir stuff women talk about in hair salons.
hat tip all...may not be time to stop Newt’s big mo in SC yet
Romney is scum...brylcreem and grecian formula infanticide gay agenda scum
i now understand completely why JR started off on them loaded for bear from jump street
as for Matt Drudge...he is voting for his homosexual self identification and he knows Romney is the most pro gay agenda candidate this side of Obama
The minute Newt surges because of the debates, they’re back at it again to bring him down. It’s too bad the public can’t just tell the media that they are not going to pick our candidate. The only way the negative ads are going to stop is if people just ignore them. But if they continue to influence the weak and the timid, big money and the media will continue to determine the outcome of elections. So we really don’t live in a democracy.
Is Newt taking BJ's from interns? Is he groping the breast's of party followers? Is he raping admirers and then telling them to put ice on it? I admit I'm not up to date on Newt's sexual proclivities. I heard he brought divorce papers to his sick first wife in the hospital. So at least he visited her.
This does show that Newt has bad judgement to let a harpy like this into his life. A truly smart man would have saw this bimbo coming a mile away.
I’ll take Newt over the rest of pack as it stands right now, but geez...was his ego that out of check he couldn’t see this bi*ch for what she was? Especially at the height of his national prominence?
This is why many conservatives turned on him during the Clinton impeachment. Newt and Trent did everything they could to tap it down.
I hate to have to hold my nose, yet again, in this next election.
Complete fabrication that was repudiated by Newt's Daughter.
Right now it looks good. I am looking forward to the debate and then the weekend.
what kills me is a woman who cheated with him on his first wife now claims victim when he cheated on her?
i have seen folks learn that lesson before
unless she has some sort of Night Porter revelation then I see this as just Drudge and the media’s hype
and it will likely force mods to give Newt more airtime..good for him...FOX attacked him on this last month debate and it helped him
Howard Kurtz let loose it looks like the Esquire article just in interview form
maybe Newt shoulda paid her more...I have found that is all that works with ex wives
I was referring to democrat adulterers
Newt is not going to trash Marianne (or get into a futile and unwinnable "he said/she said" exchange), he is likely to just defuse it the way he did before - by chalking it up to the "past mistakes in personal life that I regret" and moving on with campaign - but there is no reason why she can't be exposed here for who she is. Newt's children (two daughters) from first marriage are now in SC and may gently provide some "color" to the story, if necessary.
Her (not verbatim) line meaning "Newt said that I was a Jaguar and he needed Chevy (Callista)" is all about flattering herself and trying to taunt and hurt Callista. This woman is plain mean, cruel, pugnacious and hateful; I would doubt that Newt we know expressed anything so stupid (except, possibly, trying to flatter Marianne that she is much better than what he deserves) but it only shows that Marianne isn't very bright, and to what depths she would go to deliberatly hurt others. This definitely puts to rest any questions whether Newt is better off without her, even though the divorce cost him a lot of grief in personal and political life.
Marianne has been bitter even before she lost her meal ticket (in Newt). Threatening (including publicly, to a reporter, in 1995) to undermine his political future ("Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband's career with a single interview") was essentially a blackmail - it was her way of trying to hold onto him and his earnings as her gravy train. They have been separated since 1987, and lived apart for six years (she lived in their house in Georgia, he lived and worked in D.C., 1987-1993) well before he met Callista (in 1993, so she couldn't have been a "home-wrecker" as many described her). Yet Newt has supported Marianne financially and kept most of his assets and money from his lectures and books in the accounts in Marianne's name until the divorce (partly because of that, most of his assets went to her). "No good deed goes unpunished."
In 1994 Newt embarked on and put all his efforts into the taking over the Congress and upon accomplishing that, after becoming Speaker, into pushing Contract With America and fighting Congressional Democrats who filed unprecedented 84(!) unfounded frivolous bogus ethics complaints against him, and getting stabbed in the back by envious and spiteful Republicans who grew comfortable in their newly found power and didn't want to "rock the boat," and instead of defending and protecting the leader chose to plot to remove him from power.
Obviously, a period of 1994-1998 had a heavy and hectic legislative and political schedule, so it was hardly a good time for Newt to be getting divorced from Marianne and getting married to Callista, whom he started dating (with intention of eventual marriage) after almost 6 years of being legally separated from Marianne.
In 1999, after the welfare reform and most of the other points of Contract With America have been passed or otherwise accomplished, and getting through the House the articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Lewinsky affair investigation, tired of being a constant lightning rod for Democrats and the press, while having little support from fellow Republicans in Congress, he settled a legal filing mistake by a junior lawyer at his defense law firm (typo, miscommunication, sabotage?), resigned from Congress, finalized the divorce from Marianne (which cost Newt most of his earned assets, since they were held in accounts in Marianne's name). He married Callista in 2000 in Virginia, where they still reside. In 2009 he converted to Catholicism, Callista's life-long faith.
BTW, the chain-smoker Marianne already gave the "single" interview, to liberal Esquire magazine (Newt Gingrich: The Indispensable Republican - September 2010) and it turned out very unflattering to her. May this one, with ABC, backfire on them, as well.
"Cain/Gingrich 2012"?" - FR, posts #64, #69, 2011 October 06
Dobson decried Callista Gingrich as 'eight-year mistress' at conservative confab - FR, post #271, 2012 January 17
Jackie Gingrich Cushman : Setting the Record Straight (about my dad's first marriage) - FR, posts #55, 56, 2011 May 15
Romney Must Get Personal Over Bain Capital Attacks - FR, posts #21, #36, #42, #3, 2012 January 12
Thanks very much for the excellent summary!
Pinging myself so I won’t lose it!
More: Robert Costa of NRO tweets: Newt World tells me ABC intvu is retread of Esquire piece. Negotiations have been going on since Tues. Leak to Drudge sped up airing
Something to think about If Drudge doesnt report this, it sits until after S.C. and is less of a big deal. Drudge is tight with Romney advisor (Matthew Rhoades)and has helped Romney with coverage in 2007 as McCain surging (as reported by Jim Geraghty) and 2011 (as reported by Ben Smith). Not saying Romney campaign involved, but fits Drudge pattern.
Now it all makes sense: Insider Advantage Newt up 3 pts in SC (h/t Dynamism in Tip Line)
Drudge and Coulter are friends, and share the same opinions on presidential candidates. Drudge pushed her guy last time.
You’re right...who will listen to the woman with whom he had an affair before he divorced his first wife? And, it’s very old news?
I hope he comes to the debate full of piss and vinegar...just like he did Monday. CNN said it’s going to be a free for all.
I don’t see Romney being anything other than the most white guy in the race.
Everyone should read the article. It says reams about Newt. Then jusdge for yourself.
Thank you for giving me (us) the background on Newt’s history with his ex. Of course, only people who want to give him a “thumbs up” will bother to try and learn what is true. The media will never tell the real story. Just like what they did to Herman Cain, they will swallow the woman’s story and her lies will be plastered all over the news in order to eliminate another opponent who could “take Obama out.”
Newt, himself has apologized for his past indiscretions.
She’s a big loser. I wonder how many years Newt supported her?