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Gingrich on Franken: Political 'Lynch Mobs Are in This Week'
neewsweek ^ | December 10,2017 | By Cathy Burke

Posted on 12/10/2017 4:25:34 PM PST by Hojczyk

Edited on 12/10/2017 4:47:15 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday defended Democratic Sen. Al Franken, saying calls for his resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations were “purely and simply hysteria.”

In remarks on Fox News Sunday, the Georgia Republican last week compared the Democratic Party response to the sexual harassment scandal as akin to a lynching.


(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alfranken; franken; georgia; gingrich; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 12/10/2017 4:25:34 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Newt married his high school teacher. Maybe he could be quiet for a little while.


2 posted on 12/10/2017 4:30:36 PM PST by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)
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To: Hojczyk
Well,the big differences here are that with Moore there's clear evidence of forgery and lying while with Franken there's a photograph.
3 posted on 12/10/2017 4:31:18 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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To: Hojczyk

Newt is usually, well sometimes anyway, smarter than this.

L


4 posted on 12/10/2017 4:33:05 PM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Hojczyk

The Loretta Lynch Mob are at the bottom of much of this.


5 posted on 12/10/2017 4:34:38 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Hojczyk

Some amazing memories huh Newt?


6 posted on 12/10/2017 4:35:21 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Hojczyk

um...he hasn’t resigned yet


7 posted on 12/10/2017 4:35:32 PM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.of.All-Times.Ever)
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To: Hojczyk

One of the republicans many defects is they simply don’t know when to just shut up


8 posted on 12/10/2017 4:36:33 PM PST by wny
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To: Hojczyk

The real target is Trump.Make no mistake about it.


9 posted on 12/10/2017 4:36:47 PM PST by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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To: Hojczyk
“He's never faced his accusers,” Gingrich said Sunday. “He's never had to process. He's never had an opportunity to clear his name. Suddenly… the social pressure from the left and the Democratic Party came together, made it inappropriate for him to stay.”

Uh, Ms. Burke? May I call you Cathy? Um, Cathy, I think the phrase Newt used was "due process," not "to process."

If you're going to write for such a prestigious publication such as Newsweak, you should rely less on Spell Checker and more on a real human proofreader.

10 posted on 12/10/2017 4:37:28 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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There’s a photo of Al Franken and at least the women who made other accusations were photographed with him.


11 posted on 12/10/2017 4:37:44 PM PST by TakebackGOP
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To: Hojczyk

I’d be careful about telegraphing the idea these cases and individuals are all the same or guilty of the same thing.

More is not guilty of the things Franken did.

There’s a big difference between them.


12 posted on 12/10/2017 4:38:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)
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To: Hojczyk

Newt, Newt, Newt. Every time I get on your side you say something stupid like this!


13 posted on 12/10/2017 4:38:45 PM PST by McGruff (Lock Her Up! In a Padded Cell!)
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To: Hojczyk
Oh, Ms. Burke, do I owe you an apology. You were writing for Newsmax, not Newsweak.

That explains a lot.

14 posted on 12/10/2017 4:41:42 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Newt’s wrong in this particular case, but I can see where he’s going with this. Once you let the #MeToo hysteria get out of control, it’s going to be tough to stuff it back into the bag.


15 posted on 12/10/2017 4:42:33 PM PST by Kenny Bania (Ovaltine? Why not call it Roundtine?)
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To: Don Corleone

They’ve unleashed a monster they can’t control. He may have been the initial target, but they’re taking out some pretty big names on their own side in the process.


16 posted on 12/10/2017 4:42:57 PM PST by Rastus
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To: proust

That was because Newt was, essentially, molested by his high school teacher. He was overweight, lonely because he was overly bright but from a dysfunctional family, and she took advantage of this. He was about half her age, literally - he was still a teenager and she was in her 30s.

I think he’s right on the political hysteria part, since this has taken on a life of its own and even pretty mild things are now considered rape. But on the other hand, Franken’s behavior - which was backed by power - was way beyond just suggestive or bumbling attempts at flirtation. And the accusers seem to be credible.


17 posted on 12/10/2017 4:47:36 PM PST by livius
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To: Hojczyk
Hey Newt! How do Viet Nam Veterans get their reputations back and the lost time from liberals like John Hanoi Kerry?
18 posted on 12/10/2017 4:48:11 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kenny Bania

I agree. Having said that, let’s consider this.

Moore has denied everything.

Conyers, Franken, and others have admitted to what they did.

I don’t see this so much as a lynching, because these guys readily admit they did it.

You could say Moore’s is a lynching, because that truly is just mob rule.

I don’t see a mass rush to judgement in most these cases. Only one has objected, and that mob rule attempt fell flat on it’s face.


19 posted on 12/10/2017 4:49:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s a repeat of all of the worst features of McCarthyism, and the liberals can’t see it. Their ignorance is matched only by their arrogance. It’s truly amazing.


20 posted on 12/10/2017 4:53:09 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or ywour own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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