Good One Newt – Who believes you?
See the video below where Newt comes clean on his affairs—not that he is a hypocrite or something. Scary so many of my friends like this Douche. HE WILL FLAME OUT BEFORE THE FIRST PRIMARY…. Newt can’t help himself. He is a walking disaster, make that a “fundamentally flawed profoundly wrong” douchebag.
From Raw Story:
Newt Gingrich (R-GA) loves the country so much that it has caused him to stray from his marriages.
At least, that what the former House speaker seemed to be saying in a recent interview with CBN’s David Brody.
“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said.
“What I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them,” he said.
Gingrich has been married three times and divorced twice.
His second wife, Marianne, revealed to Esquire last year how the former speaker had presented his first wife with the terms of their divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from surgery for uterine cancer in 1980.
Rumors about Gingrich’s fondness for oral sex with other women have circulated for some time. A 1995 Vanity Fair profile explained how Anne Manning had claimed she had been intimate with him.
In 1999, over the Mother’s Day weekend and on the same day his second wife had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Gingrich informed her he had found someone else.
In fact, he had reportedly been having an affair with Callista Bisek for six years.
Gingrich divorced his second wife in 2000 and married Callista that same year.
READ: 10 Things Net Gingrich Doesn’t Want You To Know About Him From Think Progress. What a goof.
Also, see George Wills editorial on Newt and Mike Fuckabee. Both true WCDBs.
Gingrich and Huckabee are obsessed with Obama instead of offering any intelligent, supportable proposals. From Will’s editorial:
A magazine article containing what Gingrich calls a “stunning insight” is “the most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama.” Gingrich begins with a faux question: “What if he is so outside our comprehension” that he can be understood “only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior?” Then Gingrich says this is not just a question, it is “the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
To the notion that Obama has a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview, the sensible response is: If only. Obama’s natural habitat is as American as the nearest faculty club; he is a distillation of America’s academic mentality; he is as American as the other professor-president, Woodrow Wilson. A question for former history professor Gingrich: Why implicate Kenya?
So the Republican winnowing process is far advanced. But the nominee may emerge much diminished by involvement in a process cluttered with careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons.”
Why are so many republicans up for Newt? His own party formed a mutiny to throw him out as Speaker. He couldn’t run the House of Representatives, how does anyone think he can run a country? However, he is fun to watch. Sure hope Calista doesn’t get cancer and dumped like his other wives.
Even conservative columnist David Brooks chimes in on Gingrich: “”I wouldn’t let that guy run a 7-Eleven, let alone a country.”
Newly elected Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia seems to have a great adviser in his son on drug and alcohol addiction. We are all for locking up violent creeps, but sitting in prison does nothing but cost money. Please, we know addiction all too well. A few days or weeks does some good, but much more than that hasn’t helped many addicts.
From the AJC:
In recent days, both Gov. Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston have dropped not-so-subtle hints that Georgia can no longer afford to lock up so many of its people. Or, at least, so many of the wrong people.
Some of the first words out of Deal’s mouth as governor last week touched on the cost of crime and punishment. “One out of every 13 Georgia residents is under some form of correctional control,” he said in his inaugural address. “It costs about $3 million per day to operate our Department of Corrections.”
The governor spoke carefully. Law enforcement ranks are still fuming over the December death of Trooper Chadwick LeCroy, allegedly killed by a miscreant who had skated through the judicial system 18 times.
Violent men and women will be kept behind bars, the new governor promised. But we need to rethink the costs of locking up others. Nonviolent drug offenders, for instance.
Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, right, who administered the oath of office to his father on Monday, also runs the county’s drug court. AP/John Bazemore
“As a state, we cannot afford to have so many of our citizens waste their lives because of addictions,” Deal said. “It is draining our state treasury and depleting our work force.”
Georgia has roughly 53,000 people under lock and key — a higher proportion of its population than all but seven other states. Those whose principal offense is possession of cocaine, crack or methamphetamine number 1,500 by themselves.
Look for the governor to propose a statewide expansion of drug courts that emphasize treatment rather than prison.
As for the source of Deal’s inspiration, cast your eyes no further than the man who administered his oath of office: Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, the governor’s 42-year-old son, who runs one of Georgia’s 28 drug courts.
“I would come home and tell stories about what I’d seen,” Jason Deal said in an interview. “If you don’t believe in miracles, just come see drug court for a day. You’ll leave believing in miracles. When [drug offenders] start getting clean and being held accountable and having to work, they’re whole life changes. They become law-abiding citizens who work every day and support their kids. That should be the goal of our justice system.”
The phrase “drug court” is something of a misnomer — because to enter, you first have to plead guilty.
Participants are required to have a job and pay the costs of the program. Random testing for drug use is constant. Upon completion of a two-year program of addiction treatment and counseling, the felony conviction is erased.
Violations and backsliding are punished with community service and jail time. The key, Jason Deal said, is presenting participants with immediate consequences for their actions.
Think, he said, of the normal bureaucratic path a criminal takes.
“Somebody commits a crime, they get arrested and they go bond out. It may be a year before they have to face the consequences of their act. That’s terrible when you think about behavior modification,” Jason Deal said.
Recently on Fox News, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Congress should vote to pass the tax cuts deal negotiated between President Obama and congressional Republicans. “We have sent the message that we will not increase people’s taxes,” McCain said.
During the interview, McCain took a moment to mock Obama for backtracking on the Bush tax cuts for the rich:
McCAIN: I guess it was my old beloved friend Morris Udall who said the politician’s prayer is: may the words I utter today be tender and sweet because tomorrow I may have to eat them. We’re seeing clips all over the place — “We can’t extend these tax cuts for the rich,” “it’s the rich people” — you know, all of the clips of the President.
Well, the hypocritical, bitter old windbag (“get off my lawn”)… just may be Douchebag of the Year. Back in his prime, in the early 80s, the “maverick” McCain was an articulate and eloquent advocate AGAINST handing out more taxes for the rich:
“There’s one big difference between me and the others – I won’t take every last dime of the surplus and spend it on tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy.” [McCain campaign commercial, January 2000]
“I am disappointed that the Senate Finance Committee preferred instead to cut the top tax rate of 39.6% to 36%, thereby granting generous tax relief to the wealthiest individuals of our country at the expense of lower- and middle-income American taxpayers.” [McCain Senate floor statement, May 21, 01]
“I voted against the tax cuts because of the disproportional amount that went to the wealthiest Americans. I would clearly support not extending those tax cuts in order to help address the deficit.” [Meet the Press, 4/11/04]
When we look back in 10-20 years over the military “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and gays serving in the military, there will be stories on who the biggoted forces were, and Sen. McCain will lead the pack with overwhelming hypocrisy. At the end of the below clip, see a Public Service Announcement into the future.
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