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Drudge: Gingrich’s ex-wife is ready to dish (Marianne Gingrich interview to be released tomorrow?)
Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 18, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 01/18/2012 6:01:15 PM PST by Qbert

You know who this benefits?

Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview. Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours. Her explosive revelations are set to rock the campaign. But now a “civil war” has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!

Just a little more late intrigue for a race that’s already in flux from Newt’s post-debate surge, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, Santorum’s possible victory in Iowa (the official results will be announced tomorrow morning), Perry’s uncertain status vis-a-vis calls for him to drop out, and yet another debate tomorrow night. Drudge says the interview’s tentatively set to air Monday, after the vote in South Carolina, but reporters from Politico and the NYT are hearing it’ll air … tomorrow, presumably before the debate. I’m surprised his ex didn’t insist that it be broadcast ASAP. If she’s coming clean now after years of silence, just as he’s readying his last stand against Romney, she’s obviously doing it to try to take him out. If you were her, wouldn’t you want it to drop before the primary?

Actually, she hasn’t been completely silent. Go read the Esquire piece from 2010 that everyone will be murmuring about until this thing finally airs. Quote:

Back in the 1990s, she told a reporter she could end her husband’s career with a single interview. She held her tongue all through the affair and the divorce and even through the annulment Gingrich requested from the Catholic Church two years later, trying to erase their shared past. Now she sits quietly for a moment, ignoring her eggs, trying to decide how far she wants to go.

Here’s the most sensational bit, after she found out about Gingrich’s new mistress:

She kind of guessed it, of course. Women usually do. But did she know the woman was in her apartment, eating off her plates, sleeping in her bed?

She called a minister they both trusted. He came over to the house the next day and worked with them the whole weekend, but Gingrich just kept saying she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. “‘I can’t handle a Jaguar right now.’ He said that many times. ‘All I want is a Chevrolet.’”

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.

He’d just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he’d given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.

The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, “How do you give that speech and do what you’re doing?”

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”

If her interview runs along those lines — Gingrichian egomania and hypocrisy but nothing criminal or lurid — I don’t know how much it’ll change things. You never know what information voters have and haven’t fully assimilated about a candidate, but Newt’s “values” problems have been public knowledge long enough that I take it they’re already mostly priced into his stock. He’s going to say she’s a disgruntled ex who’s making things up and, in any case, that he’s found redemption in his faith since the divorce. Unless she’s got a bombshell she’s ready to drop, how many voters thinking of voting for him at this point will really think twice?

Exit question: If the interview does air tomorrow, how hard will Santorum and Romney go after him at the debate over it? Santorum’s desperate to have social conservatives unite behind him, but this is an awfully messy attack to try with the, er, “Chevrolet” sitting in the audience in front of him.


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KEYWORDS: awomanscornedcanlie; canyoubelieveher; gingrich; likeawomanscorned; marianne; mariannegingrich; newt; nofury
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To: Hattie
Well I am amazed that I am on the same forum as four years ago. I remember when people here were screaming that Rudy Guilliano had committed adultry, divorced, had several wives etc and could not be supported by conservatives. Now we have Noot and people here say he has been redeemed or something for all his immorality and want all of us to get on his bandwagon.

You got that right. Now if we can just get Santorum, Perry, Romney, Paul, and Obama to drop out of the race, Noot might have a chance.

101 posted on 01/18/2012 6:51:31 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum has ZERO baggage

Under the circumstances that family tragedy is fair game?

102 posted on 01/18/2012 6:51:37 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: DarthVader

Newt is not an enemy. I just would rather Santorum who is way more conservative than Newt and others.


103 posted on 01/18/2012 6:51:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Vote for the conservative with the most delegates, Santorum 2012!)
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To: svcw

“Newts kids are campaigning for their Dad.”

That’s what I thought.


104 posted on 01/18/2012 6:52:35 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Qbert.


105 posted on 01/18/2012 6:53:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: LibsRJerks; Venturer
They are HER kids, right?

No,their mother is his first wife, Jackie Battley, who was his high school teacher. Yes, she did seduce the teenaged Newt. If this happened today, she'd have gone to jail. BTW - Jackie did NOT die of cancer, she is alive and well.

106 posted on 01/18/2012 6:55:17 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: napscoordinator

Another name for enemy is “adversary” and this scripture still applys. You may not get the result you desire. It depends on who God wants in office. His hand will uphold the person whoever it will be.


107 posted on 01/18/2012 6:55:29 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: LibsRJerks; Venturer
They are HER kids, right?

No,their mother is his first wife, Jackie Battley, who was his high school teacher. Yes, she did seduce the teenaged Newt. If this happened today, she'd have gone to jail. BTW - Jackie did NOT die of cancer, she is alive and well.

108 posted on 01/18/2012 6:55:44 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: nickcarraway

I believe he stated that in the debate with George & Diane.

IF you want to stay on the social issues then expect to keep losing. McCain did it too, did you vote for him OR Obama?


109 posted on 01/18/2012 6:57:05 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qbert

The old, disgruntled ex-wife. One should always check in with them prior to deciding who you are going to vote for. The people living in this country are morons!


110 posted on 01/18/2012 6:57:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: Qbert
Angry ex-wife + lots of attention + lots of DNC money + hotels + steak dinners = all kinds of juicy gossip

I guess it wouldn't do any good to tell her that she's whoring herself like Cindy Sheehan. And just like Cindy, I'm sure her family will really appreciate it, too.

111 posted on 01/18/2012 6:57:50 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Qbert
Gingrich just kept saying she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. “‘I can’t handle a Jaguar right now.’ He said that many times. ‘All I want is a Chevrolet.’”

That should go over well with UAW workers at least!

112 posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:12 PM PST by montag813
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To: Parley Baer

Callista is the Chevy and Marianne is the Jaguar.


113 posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:27 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qbert

Unfortunately, it would basically has Zero effect!
why?
Because people are quite forgiving, and they would be
willing to forgive Newt, especially he has said many
times that he made mistakes — all are in the past!

Lets move forward!


114 posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: Hattie

I agree. The speed at which some Freepers can flip their positions and stated beliefs is incredible.


115 posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:49 PM PST by COgamer
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To: DarthVader

It depends on who God wants in office. His hand will uphold the person whoever it will be.

Well we can agree on that. May the best person win. I just hope it is Santorum. I suppose you hope it is Newt.


116 posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:03 PM PST by napscoordinator (Vote for the conservative with the most delegates, Santorum 2012!)
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To: Qbert

Er, I thought we already knew that Newt wasn’t exactly an exemplary husband? How exactly, other than as a desperate mudslinging move probably financed by the Romney campaign, is this supposed to matter for anything?


117 posted on 01/18/2012 6:59:49 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: katiedidit1
Just who do you support Hattie? have noticed you attacking Newt on every thread I go to..are you a Romney supporter? and why do you think Newt’s children may be illegitmate? that is insane.

I support anyone but Newt frankly. And if the marriage is erased, then how can there have been children with a father's name? Sorry I don't see how this works in my Bible.

118 posted on 01/18/2012 7:01:41 PM PST by Hattie
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To: PressurePoint; volunbeer

Well the speculation may be over as AP is reporting that ABC will air it tomorrow evening on Nightline.


119 posted on 01/18/2012 7:02:25 PM PST by StarFan
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To: tsowellfan

Prior to the bail-out by obama, I held Chevrolet in high regard.

I guess I was lucky to have married a ‘Chevrolet’.......after 42 years of marriage, she’s still the Corvette of my dreams.

EODGUY


120 posted on 01/18/2012 7:02:44 PM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Aria

Look, we all know that Newt cheated on wife number one and two....That is no secret (never was) and he has numerous times repented and indicated that he is sorry for causing anyone in his life pain.

We also know (from them both) that they have had no relationship for several years now, so any information, negative tales, or pity parties she imparts in the interview are at least several years old.

We also can EASILY surmise that Maryanne has motive to attempt to ruin her exhusband, in as dirty and public a way as she possibly can.

For all the above I will consider her interview the low class, trashy, invective-filled, innuendo-laced, dirty-linen airing that it is. Many will no doubt say ‘no wonder he divorced her bitter azz’. I say that now and I havent heard it yet.


121 posted on 01/18/2012 7:02:54 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Qbert

Newt ought to tell ABC to air the tape. What does he have to fear from a bitter, ex wife? Fortunately for Newt most women don’t stand by other women.


122 posted on 01/18/2012 7:03:32 PM PST by carmody
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To: Jedidah

Hell hath no fury. . .

and sleazy old Newt has it coming. We all knew that, so no surprise.

Too bad the future of the country is at stake. Otherwise, this could be quite entertaining.

***

Too bad she can’t see past her own nose:

1) country could use Newt
2) country needs to jettison Mitt
3)

Mat 6:14-15 - “If you forgive those who sin against you, your Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Mark 11:24-25 - “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you receive, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”


123 posted on 01/18/2012 7:03:50 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Qbert

I don’t care what she says. We don’t even have own candidates. That’s what worries me. So why do we always have to get our panties in a wad or people who shouldn’t be there.


124 posted on 01/18/2012 7:04:26 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Qbert

I know all this about him. I decided he admitted it, he repented and he won’t do it with the current wifey. He knows right from wrong and is not hiding stuff. He knows he has been a failure in relationships with women. We all know he this about him. If a woman is dragged out who he has a current affiar with...then he’s a problem to me. I am not voting for the Pope.

I know he was sexually abused as a teen by a twisted adult teacher who he married and then divorced. Chances are Newt is warped in relationships with women given he did not have the opportunity to sexually mature normally. A boy in a sexual and marriage relationship with a woman is up for serious manipulation and psychological abuse which he in turn, will share freely with everyone he meets as a man. A woman interested in a boy for sex and marriage has serious psychological issues.


125 posted on 01/18/2012 7:07:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: napscoordinator
Oh thank God this is getting out now so we can all vote for Santorum....no ex-wives and numerous girlfriends out there. God really is answering my prayers in having Santorum as our nominee. Thank you God!!!!!

Yeah, no ex issue for Rick. His CURRENT wife is his problem.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087812/Rick-Santorums-wife-Karen-love-affair-abortion-doctor.html
126 posted on 01/18/2012 7:08:34 PM PST by bramps (zero from zero is zero)
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To: Hattie

“I support anyone but Newt frankly”

Obama will be glad to hear that. You are the kind of person he is looking for.


127 posted on 01/18/2012 7:08:49 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Qbert
Just out of curiosity, did Marianne have an affair with Gingrich prior to the divorce in his first marriage?

Whatever the case, this willingness to undermine him says that the Catholic Church was right to grant an annulment. This was a relationship that should not have been in the first place. It was groundless.

128 posted on 01/18/2012 7:08:49 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: EODGUY

Aww how sweet.


129 posted on 01/18/2012 7:09:29 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Donnafrflorida

“Palin couldn’t be VP because she could see Russia from ALASKA”

Palin never said that.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/seealaska.asp
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0603/Political-misquotes-The-10-most-famous-things-never-actually-said/I-can-see-Russia-from-my-house!-Sarah-Palin


130 posted on 01/18/2012 7:09:41 PM PST by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: napscoordinator

What I am worried about is that it may be Obama to punish this nation for its sins.


131 posted on 01/18/2012 7:10:09 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: tsowellfan
“Chevrolet” is was so American.

Said in Past tense. In Present tense:

“Chevrolet” is now AmericanCommunist Motors..

132 posted on 01/18/2012 7:11:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: carmody

In the words of Newt himself in an article in Politico 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.”


133 posted on 01/18/2012 7:11:16 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: COgamer
I agree. The speed at which some Freepers can flip their positions and stated beliefs is incredible.

Second only to the selectivity with which some FReepers only apply moral outrage when it's not their guy whose got the momentum.

134 posted on 01/18/2012 7:11:27 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Qwackertoo; Parley Baer

"Callista is the Chevy and Marianne is the Jaguar."

That's how I read it, too. (I must say though- if Callista is the "Chevy"...)

135 posted on 01/18/2012 7:12:10 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

This is standard operating procedure for the Obastard.

Look at his history.


136 posted on 01/18/2012 7:12:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Donnafrflorida

This is one of those unfortunate myths. Palin didn’t say it; her impersonator, Tina Fey, did.


137 posted on 01/18/2012 7:12:57 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Qwackertoo
Callista is the Chevy and Marianne is the Jaguar.

From what I've heard, Marianne may be a bit of a Cougar, too.

138 posted on 01/18/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: DarthVader

Then that means God wanted an evil bastard like Obama in office. The only way that’s possible is if he’s royally p*ssed at us.


139 posted on 01/18/2012 7:15:17 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: TheOldLady

One thing everyone needs to understand. We can complain all we want about this being a hit just before the primary all we want, but it does come with the territory. If a person makes bad decisions in their life, they can expect their enemies to throw those decisions in their face when said person runs on a conservative message.

What we need to understand is that if Newt survives this hit and still manages to have a good debate and win the SC primary, he will be unstoppable. This has the chance of finishing him off as Cain was, or propelling him all the way to the oval office.

I don’t get to vote in SC, so I can only listen to the argument and watch the fallout. Remember, it is the conservatives of SC who must decide if this is too much and they won’t vote for Newt, or that it is too much and they are tired of the dirty MSM’s tricks of destroying our candidates and thus they are going to vote for Newt overwhelmingly.

Either way, we should not be surprised this is hitting now. Come Saturday evening we will see if the voters fall for another leftist dirty trick.


140 posted on 01/18/2012 7:15:31 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: conservativebuckeye

“The only way that’s possible is if he’s royally p*ssed at us.”

That’s right!!


141 posted on 01/18/2012 7:17:01 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
I wonder what his kids say?

Posted on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2834731/posts

142 posted on 01/18/2012 7:18:07 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: IrishPennant
I consider the skeletons in my closet to be my friends...ugly, hideous Helen Thomas type skeletons, but my friends.

Dittos.........the wise, traveling the road of life, do not revel in their skeletons, but use them as markers for the roads not to be taken again........

8:}

143 posted on 01/18/2012 7:18:46 PM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: LibsRJerks

This is all to get Keystone off the headlines. This is thugbama at his evil best.


144 posted on 01/18/2012 7:19:00 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2834731/posts


145 posted on 01/18/2012 7:21:28 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Hattie; TitansAFC; onyx; TBBT; sheikdetailfeather; annieokie; RitaOK
So YOU would support Romney or Paul? that explains it all...and how do YOU rate sins? are they all equal? do you as a christian believe in forgiveness? have you read about David and Bathsheba? have you read about many of God's chosen in the bible that were sinners? what are YOU? Mother Theresa? it is stone throwing fools like you that disgust me. I bet you have skeltons in your closet too. HOW DARE YOU CALL INSINUATE NEWT'S CHILDREN ARE ILLEGITIMATE
146 posted on 01/18/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: DarthVader
What I am worried about is that it may be Obama to punish this nation for its sins.

Agree. The last four years should be warning for us.

147 posted on 01/18/2012 7:24:29 PM PST by Hattie
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To: marty60

The days where his income that was thoroughly investigated was found to be in 100% legal compliance by the IRS... that income?


148 posted on 01/18/2012 7:26:44 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Axlerod is a master of slime and is close to liberal media.
I wouldn’t leave him entirely out of the equation to let Romney take the blame for the story, but destroy the one who is breathing down Romney’s neck. THEY WANT TO RUN AGAINST ROMNEY, bad. The media and the Marxists despise and fear Newt. He rolled them once and has the wherewithall to do it again.


149 posted on 01/18/2012 7:28:35 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

This is all to get Keystone off the headlines. This is thugbama at his evil best.


Ding. Ding. Ding. We have a winner. This is the most insightful post I have read all year :)


150 posted on 01/18/2012 7:30:46 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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