you mean THAT Newt Gringich?

As near as I can tell, there are a significant number of Americans who believe that Newt Gringich should be president of the United States...which leaves me scratching my head...

... you mean the same Newt who's "Contract with America" was mostly plagiarized from
Ronald Reagan's 1985 State of the Union Address?*

* according to
Reagan biographer Lou Cannon.

... the guy who talks like such a big time hawk,
but who dodged the Vietnam War through student and family deferments, including a marriage to the math teacher he'd been doing since he was 16?

Ms. Gingrich #1 - Jackie Battley (1962–1981)

... the woman he then left while she was in the hospital with cancer in the spring of 1980, for Marianne Ginther, with whom he was already having an affair.

Ms. Battley told the Washington Post that
the divorce was a "complete surprise" to her.

Battley, Newt said, was "...not young enough
or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer."

Ms. Gingrich #2 - Marianne Ginther (1981–2000)

Are we talking about the same Newt Gingrich whose part in the House Banking scandal in 1991 included writing 22 fraudulent checks on government money?

The guy who dumped wife #2
shortly after
was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis,
trading her in for the young blonde he'd been banging for years?

Ms. Gingrich #3 - Callista Bisek (2000-present)

... the Newt who'd asked that younger woman
to marry him before he even told wife #2
he was leaving?

...who did all this while he was giving Bill Clinton
the full McCarthy about his affair with Monica Lewinsky?

... the Newt who told Clinton: "Mr. President, we are going to run you out of town"... and who later that year had to resign his own seat in the House of Representatives, three days after being elected?

Why did Newt have to resign?

... because 84 ethics charges were filed against
him, and after an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, Gingrich was sanctioned (ie - fined) US$300,000.

Special Counsel James M. Cole concluded that Newt violated federal tax law and Newt lied
to the ethics panel.

When Republicans lost five seats in the House
in the 1998 elections*, Gingrich suffered much
of the blame for the election loss.

* the worst mid-term performance in 64 years for a party that
didn't hold the presidency

Newt says...

"...advocates for gay rights are imposing a 'gay and secular fascism' using violence and harassment."

“The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.”

"It is madness to pretend that families are anything other than heterosexual couples."

"People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz. I see evil all around me every day."

children should be taught “the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.*”

Newt trashes bilingual education in America at
a National Federation of Repub­lican Women event in 2007.

...the man who justifies his hypocrisy by saying:

“It doesn’t matter what I do. 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.”

and my personal favourite, the Newt Gingrich answer to the eternal question "What Is Freedom All About?"

"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about."

Newt predicts the Future!

“We must expect the Soviet system to survive for a very long time. There will be Soviet labor camps and Soviet torture chambers well into our grandchildren’s lives.”

“It kills jobs and leads to a recession, force people off of work and onto unemployment and will actually increase the deficit. Gosh, how wrong
can a person be?*”

* Newt describes President Clinton's 1993 budget, the one that kicked off the longest period of growth in US History.

Newt Gingrich Today!

Newt has a new book out called Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America. Here are his core ideas:

    1) Winning the War on Terror
        with whatever it takes.

    2) Changing the tax code to
         better benefit corporations and the wealthy.

    3) Privatization of Social Security.

    4) Using vouchers to put our public education       into the hands of David Duke, Pat Robertson and the Pope.

    5) Removal of all federal judges who do not
        understand this nation was founded upon God*.

         * which is not true, legally or historically.

Elsewhere in the book, he accuses the Obama administration of “the greatest political corruption ever seen in modern America”....

whose “...secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.”

Newt does Libya

The Newter told Obama how he would deal
with Libya:

"We don’t need to have the United Nations.
All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening."

And then when President Obama did intervene,
Newt said:

"I would not have intervened."

Newt Gingrich & the 99%!

Newt says “I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American, it is divisive, it is historically false…"


and yet, there are people who think Newt Gingrich should be the President of the United States.

I guess it's still true - any boy can grow up to be President...
even if that boy is an ignorant, dishonest, hypocritical sleazebag.

How weird is that?


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