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TomCat S (129)
Friday January 20, 2012, 12:37 am
Some say that what a person does at home is private and should not be made a part of political discussions. To an extent I agree, but when that candidate is making his morality a campaign issue and has a history of condemning others over moral issues, it is an issue, not because of the moral lapse, but because of the hypocrisy.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:11 am
So, Scary Perry is gone, back to Texas! Oh what a relief it is! (I think I hear an advertising jingle there!)

Naughty Newty is catching some flack about multiple marriages, cheating on his wives. That’s old news but he is sounding more than just a little indignant in the following:

“I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run of for public office and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” Gingrich said.

I think people pretty much accept that he is a hypocrite on that account. But who needs friends when you’ve got Limbaugh flapping his jaws like a jack-ass?

But I do have to say TC, in today’s picture, Newty certainly looks like he is in the family way!

Newty does not inspire trust, does not have the presence necessary for POTUS, has no integrity, and is too much a loose cannon. What Newty needs to do, and Limbaugh too, is leave it in his pocket and deal fairly and honestly with people.


Fiona O (565)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:36 am
I the Newt. I wish he were smaller so I could toss him into the cauldron. So right, Tomcat, Newt brought up the issue.

P A (117)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:43 am
'I believe in redemption...' they say - well, in order to deserve (insofar as anyone can) redemption we are supposed to repent, stop sinning, and to make reparation to those we have sinned against. Has Newt? He can't even admit wrong-doing, just blames overwork .....! Good grief - he left his first wife after she had started treatment for cancer, and he left his second wife 6 mths after she was diagnosed with MS - if he treats his 'life partners' like that how will he treat others? What a SLIMEY RAT!!!

(As for his daughters writing to ABC implying that Newt's second wife wasn't remembering things well - are they REALLY trying to imply they were present at an interview between Newt and his wife proposing he have an 'open marriage'!! Yikes - the way these Republicans carry on!)

And while he was doing all of this (and who knows how much more) he was HYPOCRICTICALLY leading the charge against Clinton.


Ellen m (215)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:49 am
Me think, no, I KNOW he protest to much.
And those daughters!!!
Those rotten apples didn't fall far from the tree, did they?

Joe R (190)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:24 am
All in all, the Gingrich clan sounds like a lovely bunch of people! Noted.

Carol H (229)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:54 am
noted, thanks Tom. I agree with you ......

Ingrid A (524)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:49 am
Good question and Rush Limbaugh is scum of the earth.

Anne S (25)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:09 am
Anyone who lacks the conscience to help a spouse through an illness, should never be in a position of authority. Aside from the fact that he gave his word, " ...In sickness and in health...", it show a complete lack of moral compass.
BTW- Isn't a newt a salamander?
As for the other Republican, Mitt - Remember 'Fiddler on the Roof '. To the tune of 'If I were a Rich Man', sub in 'Why Elect a Rich Man?'
I haven't got the rest of the words yet. Feel free to write them. Could be good.

David C (131)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:22 am
repuglicons, I mean republicans (have trouble writing it correctly) = liars (as Tom has well taught), hypocrites (see Tom's article), greedsters of the 1% (see Mitt), destroyers (Greedy Oil Party), and false christians (see recent article by Tom).....

our world and country don't need or deserve this group of people, but unfortunately not enough are serious enough to realize....too many still willing to vote for them.....

patricia lasek (317)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:24 am
The SC white male audience gave him a standing ovation for chastising the media for bringing this up as the first question in last night’s debate. So much for conservative “family values”.

Did Marianne think he wouldn’t cheat on her after her affair with him? It seems he doesn’t like the part of his marriage vows where he said: “in sickness and in health”. Sickness really bothers him. Cold-blooded Newt?

. (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:39 am
Noted, thanks!

Carlene V (202)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:58 am
Not only does Newt say his daughters were aware of what he and his second wife discussed regarding their marriage but so where his friends? Really Newt? How do those friends know, who told them? Oh, Newt did! He should be an embarrassment to the GOP but they have no one with substance so may be stick with the "family values" lizard. A gift for Obama!

Dotti L (85)
Friday January 20, 2012, 8:14 am
I would not only NEUTER the Newt, I would divorce his ass and take him for everything I could get.

Friday January 20, 2012, 8:30 am
Newt is one scary dude! Watching him whitewash his past and seeing how the Republican audiences accept his so-called redemption just amazes me. I wish those ex-wives and old colleagues of Newt would speak up about the various personality traits that would make Newt a dangerous leader. His hypocritical family values aside, this guy has obvious unstable traits that deserve serious attention. Santorum got into this a little by referring to his 'grandiosity' and how fellow Republicans felt about him as Speaker, but this is a topic that needs to be front and center.

l L (1)
Friday January 20, 2012, 8:53 am
you know newt's treatment of his wives and how and what he says to the rest of us is more of the same. selfishness and self serving with no conpassion. Food stamps and child exploitation-- more self serving and no compassion.

Ask yourself has newt change? no only newt won't see himself. If his attitude is like this he will not be elected.

Any of you ever worked and did interviews to select your new boss and mange to give a thumbs up for a seemingly right person and they get the job and get it and fire everyone after they get the position?
Then they bring in their people to take your place as they create lies for their higher ups to buy into?
It's a bummer isn't it. Well mitt and newt are such 2 people. give them the job and then they will use it to their advantage. Neither are a good fit for this country.

Gary L (138)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:26 am
one word defines the republican party hypocrisy

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:34 am
Don't need no character or morals to be an elected official in America, just get the fundamentalist masquerading Christians to vote for you. No problem, god after all forgives white men that trespass, just not black and brown men for being black or brown who obviously need to be suppressed by the superiority of the self sanctified chosen white man.

Newt is a forthright racist anti feminist pig!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 10:02 am
I'm sending Marianne the name of my vet. My dog says that surgery was Rough! Rough!

Emily L (23)
Friday January 20, 2012, 12:05 pm
I just love the title to this piece :) I have to admit that I don't in general feel that a person's home life should be drug up in public unless it is directly related to their politics or has to do with dishonesty or other things that relate because of cross over... however, in his case he is running for a party that wants to have the right to eliminate birth control and abortions... so since their policies seek to impact what people do in their homes in their personal lives so I think that makes it fair game...

Yvonne White (229)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:20 pm
"It’s worth noting that Gingrich had been having an affair for several years before he asked “permission” to cheat on his wife.
Rush Limbaugh married his fourth wife in 2010…"
Serial monogamists? No, they still had affairs, so they're Closet Polygamists!!!!!! Hmm, might as well be Mormons!!!!!;) OMG! The would make Mitt the Most Pious RepubliCON!!!

Yvonne White (229)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:26 pm
"I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run of for public office and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that," Gingrich said.
Well, duh! Newt crucified Clinton, Hoping he'd be shamed into resigning & possibly be divorced by Hillary. But THAT didn't happen - our Politicians really have No Shame.. so why should our reporters???;)

Mary Danforrh (0)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:33 pm
“I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run of for public office and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” Gingrich said.

If we had 'decent people running for public office' there would be no reason to bring up things like 'Newt asking for an open marriage'...'Romney cheating on his taxes'...'Cain molesting women'....and whats her name taking government money for her farm when she is railing against it for other people. Give us a decent candidate and we promise to keep our mouth shut !

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday January 20, 2012, 1:53 pm
I too believe that a private life should remain private but I always make exceptions with hypocrites and since that fat piece of crap is one then I enjoy this very much! He enjoys judging people that do what he does and he wants everybody to act certain ways then he acts the opposite of what he tells people to act! As for this ruining his chances of being choosen as the republican candidate I don't believe it, republicans think that they are all perfect so they ignore things like that even when it's proven to be true. As for this ruining his chances of becoming president this too I don't believe, people have a very tiny memory and they are very easily manipulated.

Tom Edgar (56)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:05 pm
Compared with the present set of candidates I think Richard Nixon is, comparatively, a paragon of virtue.

Choosing between the Republican's choices and the Opposition I think the dog Bo would win.

c fraser (49)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:21 pm
Strange, isn't it, when politicians who want to busy themselves in the bedrooms and private lives of everyone else complain when what goes on it their OWN bedrooms and private lives is under scrutiny.

David C (29)
Friday January 20, 2012, 2:55 pm
Thank you Tomcat and others, its geart to be back and reading your posts

Barb K (1688)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:01 pm
I agree with Emily L. I just love the title of this piece :)

Michael Carney (217)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:10 pm
This pond scum, has no shame...he's got as much of a chance to be President, as my Cat Buddy...I just have to laugh though, that the Family Values people, are backing him...What hypocrites!!!

Susanne R (235)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:40 pm
If Marianne does decide to newter Newt, I hope she uses the Lorena Bobbit method. I just hope she doesn't toss any of those "parts" in my neighborhood...

From the comments I've read here, he not only left his first wife when she was battling cancer (what wonderful daughters they produced, defending Newt after what he did to their mom), but left his second wife after she was diagnosed with MS. I think Callista needs to get a physical real quick! With her blood-drained appearance, stick-stiff gait, and painful-looking smile --not to mention the hair that never moves-- she may very well have contracted some strange disease from this strange, diseased man.

You cannot currently send a star to Patricia because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Yvonne because you have done so within the last week.
Sorry ladies, I tried.

Robert B (60)
Friday January 20, 2012, 3:41 pm
Newt, Newt, what a louse!
For this bum, NO WHITE HOUSE!

(I'm glad I don't have his nerve in my teeth) :)

pam w (139)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:21 pm
Susanne...I think Callista's home town is Stepford!

Poor Newt....a defense from Rush Limbaugh is a fine example of being "damned with faint praise."

Roger S (14)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:30 pm
I got a laugh out of this story, especially Newt's reaction to the debate question and the Republican audience's wildly approving standing ovation. Frankly, I don't think these latest revelations of Newt's moral poverty will have any effect except to increase Newt's popularity with certain parts of our society who blame the left-wing media for a lot of our problems. As a "good" Christian (at least now he is), Newt has asked God for forgiveness and has been redeemed. We are no longer allowed to ask questions or blame him for past sins. I would note though, that while Newt has asked and, (reportedly) received forgiveness from God, I have never heard him apologize to or ask forgiveness from the two wives he wronged and I haven't heard that either of them have forgiven him.

I especially got a kick out of Newt saying that EVERY personal friend they had back then know this was false. Really? Is this the type of thing he WOULD have discussed with anyone? I wonder how many of these friends knew he was cheating on his wife? Was THAT common knowledge.

William Y (54)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:46 pm
It seems to me that newt uses wives the way most people use cards, when the car stars to show certain problems, one trades it in for a newer mode. Newt traded his first wife when she had cancer, and his second when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What next Newt's used wife dealership?

William Y (54)
Friday January 20, 2012, 4:47 pm
pardon my typing cards should read cars

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:12 pm
Lots of delicious comments here... !

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 20, 2012, 5:16 pm

Newt needs to be smoted...

Ty, Tom.

Mary T (178)
Friday January 20, 2012, 6:07 pm
I am appalled ! with Newt and Rush Limbaugh, What a hypocrite, Love the title of this Tom.

Colleen Reid (1)
Friday January 20, 2012, 7:20 pm
I agree with you, Tomcat ....

TomCat S (129)
Friday January 20, 2012, 8:46 pm
Thanks to you all, and kudos to far too many to list.

Looking again, I noticed that the Republican crowd was cheering him after the question, but before he answered, so they were applauding his behavior. :-(

Also, I'd like to add that, if there were any evidence at all of authentic remorse and reform, I would have never written this article. I believe in second chances.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday January 20, 2012, 8:57 pm
Betsy and Dotti, you have me sideways in laughter!! well as so many others!!.....In the "Old Testiment", what is the penalty for adultery!?!...Betsy throwing Newt into the cauldron now could recycle him for good before the Universe takes him!....and / or Obama kicks his butt this year!!!

TomCat S (129)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:10 pm
Shelly, I have to disagree. Newt would pollute the cauldron. ;-)

pam w (139)
Friday January 20, 2012, 9:16 pm
..."pollute the cauldron" and make it toxic for anyone else in the "recipe."

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday January 20, 2012, 10:17 pm
Our Care2 Betsy use to be a Nun...don't MESS WITH HER!!!... If she threw Newt into one of her cauldron's for good......well,.... lets just leave it at that!!!....(the cauldron would and is turning "Old Newt" into fuel for the American spirit...and the home fires have lit up and are starting to burn for what is right...which is NOTwhat the repubs have represented for a long time!).......Newt is just looking for her and asking which cauldron should he bath in!!!!...( such a D...A..)...Which is all the better for America!!....Let the Newt boil!!!

TomCat S (129)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 12:11 am

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 3:50 am
One can only wish she had.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 4:01 am
I sincerely hope she neuters Newt--someone needs to!!

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 5:25 am
Your private life is no longer private when you advocate legally forcing others to live by what you say whether or not you actually do or have done what you want to force others to do! But lets be honest, Rachel Maddow is totally correct, Its OK If You are a Repugnican, Repugs never hold themselves to their own standards.; Wiener was driven from office, Clinton was put up for Impeachment, Gingrich is a serial adulterer, Ensign was allowed to run away the day before he was to be go under oath, Coburn has not even been investigated, DeMint is in the Senate after soliciting a prostitute, via phone, on the House floor during a vote, Sanford resigned and the list goes on and on and on. Morality for Repugs is a one edged sword for attacking non-Repugnicans only that never cuts a Repugnican and never will. Hypocrites without shame can not be shamed.

Joe R (190)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 6:14 am
In full agreement! Thanks TomCat.

Alice C (1797)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 9:43 am

A newt is an aquatic amphibian of the family Salamandridae, although not all aquatic salamanders are considered newts.

Barbara V (51)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 11:50 am
Pretty good play on a word. I wish SOMEBODY would. Horrors, what a combo--Newt and Limbaugh. They deserve each other.

Mary M (29)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 1:01 pm
What is worse about Gingrich, is that he left each of his ex-wives when they got sick. Wonder if he will do the same thing if #3 Callista gets ill? Callista looks like she spends a fortune on herself - her hair looks so perfect, it must be a wig.

Mary M (29)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 1:13 pm
Yes I'm surprised that the S.Carolians clapped after Newt's response to the first question on the debate. You would have thought they'd boo him! They slammed Cain for the same thing, and he had left the campaign. OH YES, I know now, he was black - he had to go - but good OLE Newt can be doing the same, that's ok. He got thrown out of office when he was in the house charging him with ethics' violations - and paid $300K for it. Why is this man even allowed to run - after all his baggage? The swift boaters threw Kerry off the train, because he threw his purple heart into the river, because after awhile he realized it was wrong for us to be in Vietnam. So did many other Americans at the time, I was one of them.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 1:30 pm
HOPE Newt wins the nomination = 4 MORE yrs of Obama!!!

Edith B (146)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 1:51 pm
Mary M., thanks for bringing the ethics violation into the conversation. This seems to have been completely overlooked by the press. Yes, I think he is an awful person for the things he has done to his wives, and a hypocrite when espousing family values, but the fact that he has been shown to be dishonest while in one of the most important positions in our country is the overriding reason I would never vote for him as President.

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 2:25 pm
This isn't rocket science.
Some people's hatres for our 1/2 white, 1/2 black President is stronger than the brain with which they were born.
Don't they realize that we all, way back in our ancestry, have mixed races, especially if you foolishly believe in Adam and Eve, which even the Catholic Church now calls, ' a nice story'.

Anyone who falls for Mr. Gingrich's confession of sins, and request for redemption, is more naive than nature intended. He changes religions almost as fast as he changes wives.
Any so-called person of faith, who supports this lunatic is not a person with 'family values'. Mark my word - it won't be long, before people start calling his current wife, Callista, a HOME WRECKER, not that I necessarily condone this. No one can wreck another persons marriage, without help, a lot of help, from all parties concerned.

By the way, the GOP is scared to death, that he might become their candidate, and they have no one to blame but themselves.

Beth M (138)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 2:55 pm
Hopefully she does. He is a self-centered liar.

catherine Buchanan (113)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 4:25 pm
this is funny! newt wants a private life!! he does not want his dirty laundry to be aired because he touts himself as being MORAL!!!! what a laugh!!! he is a clown!!! he has no right to privacy when he willingly verbally attacks ANYONE who so much as puts a toe out of line. hypocrites don't win in the end. they just look stupid because they are stupid.

Tysu Jung (2)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 7:52 pm
Newt like a fig Newton?

TomCat S (129)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 10:13 pm
Thanks to all. Kudos to Mary M.

Helle H (21)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 11:08 pm
Is it OK to commit a crime if you have asked to permission and the answer was NO?

TomCat S (129)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:10 am
Well, adultery is not a crime, but that seems to be his attitude after six years of doing it.

Irene Brown (9)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 8:36 am
Ok...Lets see if I am understanding this right. Newtie, the Corpulent, Napoleonic Toad, is using the daughters of his first wife to convince the people that his second wife is lying about his third wife? Or did I somehow wonder onto the set of "Days of Our Lives"?

TomCat S (129)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 8:58 pm
Great minds fall in the same ditch Irene. That's exactly what Nameless said at the site. :-)

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