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The 25 Stupidest Liberal Quotes Of The Last Decade

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John Hawkins | Aug 17, 2013             http://townhall.com

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25) Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world. – Harry Reid

24)The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. – Joe Biden

23) I took a poo in the woods hunched over like an animal. It was awesome. – Drew Barrymore

22) Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama cannot win, and they are put in place to assure a victory by Mitt Romney… this is the plan of all the insurance companies that are owned by Mormon interests. It is unfolding as the Mormon Church planned over the last fifty years. –Roseanne Barr

21) I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7 — building 7, which collapsed in on itself — it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planes — 7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible. – Rosie O’Donnell talks Trutherism

20) Isn’t it a little racist to call it Black Friday? – Joy Behar

19) A good place to start a more civil dialog would be for my Republican colleagues in the House to change the name of the bill they have introduced to repeal health care reform. The bill, titled the “Repeal the Job Killing Health Care Law Act,” was set to come up for a vote this week, but in the wake of Gabby’s shooting, it has been postponed at least until next week. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not suggesting that the name of that one piece of legislation somehow led to the horror of this weekend — but is it really necessary to put the word “killing” in the title of a major piece of legislation? – Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman (D-ME

18) The Republican Party is saying that the President of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this President around, the unions boss him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course a black man can’t be the real boss? – Lawrence O’Donnell

17) Herman Cain is probably well-liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican Party, conservative movement and tea party movement. People like Karl Rove like to keep the racism very covert and so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so he can say, ‘Look: This is not a racist anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look: We have a black man.’ And look he’s polling well and he won a straw poll. – Janeane Garofalo

16) If we want to keep our reproductive rights, we must be willing to tell our stories, to be willing and able to say, “I love my life, but I wish my mother had aborted me.” – Lynn Beisnerthe Guardian

15) Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to (Democratic Senator Tim Johnson)? …I know what this [Republican] party is capable of. – Joy Behar on The View

14) Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them. – Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights

13) Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you. –Joe Biden

12) Those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants. And they’re not voting for you, b*tch. – Joy Behar after receiving flowers from Sharon Angle

11) During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. – Al Gore

10) Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs. – Nancy Pelosi

9) Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today. One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. – Thomas Friedman

8) I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong–Mother Nature’s fist of fury, Gaia’s stern rebuke. Considering the havoc mankind has wreaked upon nature with deforesting, stripmining, and the destruction of animal habitat, it only seems fair that nature get some of its own back and teach us that there are forces greater than our own. — James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

7) Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. – Barack Obama

6) The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied. – Jeremiah Wright

5) How do we know when someone like Hasan is going to make his move and do we know he’s an Islamist until he’s made his move? He makes a phone call or whatever, according to Reuters right now. Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaida. Is that the point at which you say, “This guy is dangerous?” That’s not a crime to call up al-Qaida, is it? Is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy? – Chris Matthews

4) The medical term for Down Syndrome is Trisomy-21 or Trisomy-g. It is often shortened in medical slang to Tri-g. Is it not perfectly possible that the very name given to this poor child, being reared by Bristol, is another form of mockery of his condition, along with the “retarded baby” tag? And does the way in which this poor child was hauled around the country on a book tour, being dragged out in front of flash photographs in the middle of the night, barely clothed, suggest someone who actually cares for children with special needs, or rather sees them as a way to keep the spotlight on her? – Andrew Sullivan

3) I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required. – Sheryl Crow at the Huffington Post

2) Had a powerful meditation just now — caused an earthquake in Southern California. …Was meditating on Shiva mantra & earth began to shake. Sorry about that. – Deepak Chopra thinks his meditation can cause earthquakes

1) My fear is that the whole island (of Guam) will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize. – Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson

~Steve~

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Is Moochelle having an extramarital affair?

America’s Conservative News, Dec. 9, 2011, reports that Globe magazine just released a bombshell and is reporting that Michelle Obama is having a “steamy secret affair” with a Secret Service Agent. According to the tabloid The Globe, rumors started to circulate that Michelle may be having an affair after her recent admission to NBC’s Al Roker that she frequently “sneaks out” of the White House; and the ever increasing time she is spending away from the White House may be a cover to hide “a sizzling affair she’s carrying on with a Secret Service agent.”

According to The Globe‘s anonymous source: “The rumors are that she’s getting it on with a Secret Service agent who is not part of her detail. … Her frequent outings away from the White House give her and him an opportunity to get together.” The source adds: “Something has been going on for a couple of months and there’s no question Barack is embarrassed about her increasingly frequent excursions away from him at the White House.”

Here’s the teaser on The Globe‘s website complete with a pic of pouty-lipped Moochelle:

First Lady Secret Affair?

Bombshell charges are whipping through Washington that Michelle Obama is sneaking out of the White House to romance a secret hunk as the President fights to stay in the White House. You’ll learn why the rumors are flying and who insiders believe the First Lady is meeting up with – only in the current GLOBE.

This news doesn’t surprise me because I believe Moochelle is Skippy’s beard all along.

There’s Wayne Madsen’s now-famous report on that gay man’s club in Chicago. And then, of course, there’s Larry Sinclair’s testimony. Not to mention what the elderly mother of the murdered Donald Young said. Just take a look at this and tell me who’s the femme in this pic, LOL:

Gosh, I wonder if the mainstream media and Politico.com will look into these rumors like they had with Herman Cain? Inquiring minds want to know!

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

Cain to Endorse Newt

Isn’t this just gingy peachy.

Atlanta’s FOX5 reports that:

“Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain plans to endorse fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich on Monday. They say details of a formal announcement are still being worked out.

A spokesperson with the Gingrich campaign said there is a 2 p.m. press conference in New York, which would follow a meeting with Donald Trump.”

Read rest of article here.

~Eowyn

A German’s View of Our GOP Candidates

Truth be told, among the writers and readers of Fellowship of the Minds, there is no great enthusiasm for the current crop of GOP presidential candidates. That being said, this German’s view of the candidates is nothing less than brutal, calling the candidates “liars,” “demagogues,” “ignoramuses,” and downright “farcical.”

He is Marc Pitzke, the U.S. correspondent for the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. Before we totally dismiss him, I say it’s still interesting to find out how an outsider perceives us.

~Eowyn

A ship of fools? (photo by Reuters)

The Republicans’ Farcical Candidates: A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

A Commentary by Marc Pitzke - Der Spiegel – Dec. 1, 2011

Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed — well, they shouldn’t make such a big deal about it.

Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world of what they call their presidential campaigns. For months now, they’ve been traipsing around the country with their traveling circus, from one debate to the next, one scandal to another, putting themselves forward for what’s still the most powerful job in the world.

As it turns out, there are no limits to how far they will stoop.

It’s true that on the road to the White House all sorts of things can happen, and usually do. No campaign can avoid its share of slip-ups, blunders and embarrassments. Yet this time around, it’s just not that funny anymore. In fact, it’s utterly horrifying.

It’s horrifying because these eight so-called, would-be candidates are eagerly ruining not only their own reputations and that of their party, the party of Lincoln lore. Worse: They’re ruining the reputation of the United States.

‘Freakshow’

They lie. They cheat. They exaggerate. They bluster. They say one idiotic, ignorant, outrageous thing after another. They’ve shown such stark lack of knowledge — political, economic, geographic, historical — that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein and even cause their fellow Republicans to cringe.

“When did the GOP lose touch with reality?” wonders Bush’s former speechwriter David Frum in New York Magazine. In the New York Times, Kenneth Duberstein, Ronald Reagan’s former chief-of-staff, called this campaign season a “reality show,” while Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan confidante Peggy Noonan even spoke of a “freakshow.”

That may be the most appropriate description.

Tough times demand tough and smart minds. But all these dopes have to offer are ramblings that insult the intelligence of all Americans — no matter if they are Democrats, Republicans or neither of the above. Yet just like any freakshow, this one would be unthinkable without a stage (in this case, the media, strangling itself with all its misunderstood “political correctness” and “objectivity”) and an audience (the party base, which this year seems to have suffered a political lobotomy).

Factually Challenged

And so the farce continues. The more mind-boggling its incarnations, the happier the US media are to cheer first one clown and then the next, elevating and then eliminating “frontrunners” in reliable news cycles of about 45 days.

Take Herman Cain, “businessman.” He sat out the first wave of sexual harassment claims against him by offering a peculiar argument: Most ladies he had encountered in his life, he said, had not complained.

In the most recent twist, a woman accused Cain of having carried on a 13-year affair with her. That, too, he tried to casually wave off, but now, under pressure, he says he wants to “reassess” his campaign.

If Cain indeed drops out, the campaign would lose its biggest caricature: He has been the most factually challenged of all these jesters.

As CEO of the “Godfather’s” pizza chain, Cain killed jobs — but now poses as the job-creator-in-chief. Meanwhile, he seems to lack basic economic know-how, let alone a rudimentary grasp of politics or geography. Libya confounds him. He does not believe that China is a nuclear power. And all other, slightly more complicated questions get a stock answer: “Nine-nine-nine!” Remember? That’s Cain’s tax reduction plan that would actually raise taxes for 84 percent of Americans.

Has any of that disrupted Cain’s popularity in the media or with his fan base? Far from it. Since Oct. 1, he has collected more than $9 million in campaign donations. Enough to plow through another onslaught of denouements.

No Shortage of Chutzpah

Then there’s Newt Gingrich, the current favorite. He’s a political dinosaur, dishonored and discredited. Or so we thought. Yet just because he studied history and speaks in more complex sentences than his rivals, the US media now reflexively hails him as a “Man of Ideas” (The Washington Post) — even though most of these ideas are lousy if not downright offensive, such as firing unionized school janitors, so poor children could do their jobs.

Pompous and blustering, Gingrich gets away with this humdinger as well as with selling himself as a Washington outsider — despite having made millions of dollars as a lobbyist in Washington. At least the man’s got chutzpah.

The hypocrisy doesn’t end here. Gingrich claims moral authority on issues such as the “sanctity of marriage,” yet he’s been divorced twice. He sprang the divorce on his first wife while she was sick with cancer. (His supporters’ excuse: It’s been 31 years, and she’s still alive.) He cheated on his second wife just as he was pressing ahead with Bill Clinton’s impeachment during the Monica Lewinsky affair, unaware of the irony. The woman he cheated with, by the way, was one of his House aides and 23 years his junior — and is now his perpetually smiling third wife.

Americans have a short memory. They forget, too, that Gingrich was driven out of Congress in disgrace, the first speaker of the house to be disciplined for ethical wrongdoing. Or that he consistently flirts with racism when he speaks of Barack Obama. Or that he enjoyed a $500,000 credit line at Tiffany’s just as his campaign was financially in the toilet and he ranted about the national debt. Chutzpah, indeed.

Yet the US media rewards him with a daily kowtow. And the Republicans reward him too, by having put him on top in the latest polls. Mr. Hypocrisy, the bearer of his party’s hope.

“I think he’s doing well just because he’s thinking,” former President Clinton told the conservative online magazine NewsMax. “People are hungry for ideas that make some sense.” Sense? Apparently it’s not just the Republicans who have lost their minds here.

The Eternal Runner-Up

And what about the other candidates? Rick Perry’s blunders are legendary. His “oops” moment in suburban Detroit. His frequently slurred speech, as if he was drunk. His TV commercials putting words in Obama’s mouth that he didn’t say (such as, “Americans are ‘lazy’”). His preposterous claim that as governor of Texas he created 1 million jobs, when the total was really just about 100,000. But what’s one digit? Elsewhere, Perry would have long ago been disqualified. But not here in the US.

Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann has fallen off the wagon, although she’s still tolerated as if she’s a serious contender. Ron Paul’s fan club gets the more excited, the more puzzling his comments get. Jon Huntsman, the only one who occasionally makes some sort of sense, has been relegated to the poll doldrums ever since he showed sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.

Which leaves Mitt Romney, the eternal flip-flopper and runner-up, who by now is almost guaranteed to clinch the nomination, even though no one in his party seems to like or want him. He stiffly delivers his talking points, which may or may not contradict his previous positions. After all, he’s been practicing this since 2008, when he failed to snag the nomination from John McCain. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

As an investor, Romney once raked in millions and, like Cain, killed jobs along the way. So now he says he’s the economy’s savior. To prove that, he has presented an economic plan that the usually quite conservative business magazine Forbes has labeled “dangerous,” asking incredulously, “About Mitt Romney, the Republicans can’t be serious.” Apparently they’re not, but he is, running TV spots against Obama already, teeming with falsehoods.

Good for Ratings

What a nice club that is. A club of liars, cheaters, adulterers, exaggerators, hypocrites and ignoramuses. “A starting point for a chronicle of American decline,” was how David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker, described the current Republican race.

The Tea Party would take issue with that assessment. They cheer the loudest for the worst, only to see them fail, as expected, one by one. Which goes to show that this “movement,” sponsored by Fox News, has never been interested in the actual business of governing or in the intelligence and intellect that requires. They are only interested in marketing themselves, for ratings and dollars.

So the US elections are a reality show after all, a pseudo-political counterpart to the Paris Hiltons, Kim Kardashians and all the “American Idol” and “X Factor” contestants littering today’s TV. The cruder, the dumber, the more bizarre and outlandish — the more lucrative. Especially for Fox News, whose viewers were recently determined by Fairleigh Dickinson University to be far less informed than people who don’t watch TV news at all.

Maybe that’s the solution: Just ignore it all, until election day. Good luck with that — this docudrama with its soap-opera twists is way too enthralling. The latest rumor du jour involves a certain candidate who long ago seemed to have disappeared from the radar. Now she may be back, or so it is said, to bring order into this chaos. Never mind that her name is synonymous with chaos: Sarah Palin.

Cain Drops Out

Cain's supporters in Atlanta this morning. Where will they go now?

Looks like that meeting between Herman Cain and wife, Gloria, didn’t go well.

As I had anticipated, Cain just announced he’s dropping out of the presidential race.

James Oliphant reports for the Los Angeles Times, 10:36 a.m., Dec. 3, 2011, that Cain said at an event in Atlanta today that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that the allegations of extramarital affair and sexual harassment have cast a “cloud of doubt over me and this campaign.”

“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign. I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt . . . on me, on my family, not because we are not fighters, not because I am not a fighter.”

Oliphant writes that:

“Even as Cain continued to decry the claims as ‘false’ and ‘baseless,’ the sheer weight of the scandal has taken a brutal toll on the campaign, diverting Cain from advocating the ’9-9-9′ tax plan that helped turn him into a household name almost overnight, costing him financial support, and damaging him in the polls.

He was also hurt by a series of costly gaffes and confused moments, particularly with regard to foreign affairs, that exposed the Atlanta businessman’s lack of experience on the national political stage. Added together, the tumult persuaded conservatives looking for a champion to turn elsewhere, with most now casting their eyes at Newt Gingrich.

God help us.

Before readers of FOTM hurl bricks at me – the messenger – you should know that when Cain first announced his candidacy, I had donated $50 to his campaign. I should instead have spent the money buying birdseed for the bluejays, robins, finches, and mourning doves who come to my garden….

~Eowyn

It’s Over for Cain

The headline on Drudge this morning says it’s ” All But Over” for Herman Cain’s campaign to be the GOP presidential nominee.

I agree.

Yesterday, though still denying Kimberly White’s claim of a 13-year affair, Cain did admit that he’s repeatedly given money to White to help her “with month-to-month bills and expenses” without the knowledge of his wife of 42 years, Gloria.

How many married women among FotM’s readership think this is okay? I’d be really really upset if my husband were to do that — give our money, repeatedly, to another person, much less a female, without my knowledge or consent.

Gloria and Herman Cain

Even Cain’s denial of the affair is not believable. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos interviewed Kimberly White on “Good Morning America,” November 30, 2011. This is from the transcript of the interview:

WHITE: Well, to begin, our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years. This was not a consistent love affair that went on every day for the last 14 years. So, he is correct when he made that statement. And as far as I can tell, or what I’m hearing, that is the only thing he has been correct in saying.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  He also says he has helped you- Excuse me. He also said he has helped you financially over the past few years. Has he given you money?

WHITE: Yes, he has.

STEPHANOPOULOS: On what occasions?

WHITE: I’ve received gifts and money for the last two and a half years consistently.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Did he ask for anything in return for that money?

WHITE: No. This was nothing- this was not sex for cash.

STEPHANOPOULOS: One thing I’m struck by is that you’ve also shown phone records showing at least 61 phone calls over the last several months. Even after the physical relationship ended. And, and, and most strikingly, you just gave us earlier this morning, phone records from October and November, showing multiple texts, back and forth, between cain, just as these other stories about sexual harassment allegations are breaking in the press. He seems to be calling you in late October, on November 2nd. November 3rd. November 4th. November 5th, November 7th. November 8th, 13th, 14th and 18th. He’s texting you all month long, all this month!

WHITE: That’s correct. Our communication has, you know, just up until last week, when, you know, the leak- several leaks and media- the media was- they were calling my cell phone. They were calling family members. And just up until last week, that was my last contact with Mr. Cain. And you know, the thing is, I can’t imagine waking up one morning and deciding to come out with this, if this was not true. This has been a very difficult situation for myself, for my family. And it’s nothing that I am proud of. The truth of the matter is-

STEPHANOPOULOS: Go ahead.

WHITE: The truth of the matter is, when I entered into this inappropriate relationship with Mr. Cain, I was single. I was not married. Mr. Cain has been married throughout the entire relationship. And, you know, it’s unfortunate. As far as any proof, which has- you know, I was watching several media shows just last night. When you enter into a private relationship that you really do not care to share with the public, you really don’t enter into something like that holding on to receipts. Holding on to gifts or if there were any notes or anything like that, to come out eventually and say, “Yeah, this is what happened and here is my proof.” That’s absolutely something that –

STEPHANOPOULOS: What was the relationship, exactly? Was it an affair? Was it fun? Was it just sex? Tell us about it.

WHITE: It was a very casual affair. Am I proud to admit to that? No, I’m not. It was a very casual affair that Herman flew me to- on several trips. I went on several trips with Herman. We- one particular trip was the Mike Tyson/Holyfield fight in Las Vegas. You know. I can’t make this stuff up. And frankly speaking, I wouldn’t want to make this up.

H/t Media Research Center

Has anyone noticed that throughout all of Cain’s “bimbo eruptions,” his wife Gloria never once came forth to say she believes in and supports him?

Cain says he’ll make up his mind whether he’ll continue with his campaign after meeting with his wife today.

I’d sure like to be a fly on the wall at that meeting….

~Eowyn

What You Should Know About Newt Gingrich

Newt with wife no. 3, Callista Bisek.

In the shock poll of the day, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has pulled into a statistical tie with Mitt Romney in the former Massachusetts governor’s backyard, New Hampshire.

Jonathan Weisman of the Wall St. Journal reports, Nov. 18, 2011, that the poll of likely Republican primary voters by Magellan Strategies for the online New Hampshire Journal shows Romney with 29% support, Gingrich 27%, Ron Paul 16%, and Herman Cain at 10%.

This is the same Newt Gingrich whose campaign was falling apart in June, because of the mass resignations of his senior staff.

While Newt is undoubtedly knowledgeable and articulate, I find him worrisome for a number of reasons:

1. Newt Gingrich is not a conservative

2. Newt Gingrich is a New World Order man, part of the Council on Foreign Relations/occultic Bohemian Grove/Freemasonry power nexus.

But he denies he’s one.

In February 2010, at a speech Newt was giving before Claremont Colleges in Southern California, he was directly asked by Martin Hill (of the LA County Libertarian Examiner) about his involvement in those organizations. Here’s Hill’s account:

“Near the end of questioning, a young woman asked Newt about a quote attributed to him in which he had stated that he ‘is not a citizen of the world‘.

He replied emphatically by stating that, although his words were controversial among some in his office, our rights as Americans come from a Creator and that ‘there is no world government’. This view, though correct, is odd and seemingly disingenuous coming from Gingrich, an admitted member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a group whose known goal is the establishment of a world government. [...]

At the end of the event after approximately one hundred people had lined up for a book signing, Gingrich’s previous remarks regarding world government served as a perfect transition for questions about the “new world order”. After he signed the program at my request with the words “To Martin: No World Government - Your Friend, Newt”, I took the rare opportunity to question an off-guard Gingrich [...]:

Q. “You were asked about world government and you said ‘there is no world government’. What is your role in groups like the bohemian club, freemasonry, and that sort of thing, Council on Foreign Relations?

Gingrich: “I don’t belong to the Bohemian Club, I have no role in freemasonry. And my primary activity in Council on Foreign Relations was on figuring out how to fight terrorism”

Q. “So you don’t think there’s gonna be a ‘new world order’ so to speak?”

Gingrich: “No. No” [...]

Gingrich, who became visibly defensive and blinked rapidly while replying to the questions, started to walk away during my questioning with the aide of the small entourage of faculty and assistants who accompanied him.

Despite Newt’s denial, Martin Hill notes that Gingrich appears in the official “Annals of the Bohemian Club”, and was featured in a National Review column written by William F. Buckley, Jr., dated September 11, 1995, entitled “Newt draws fire- Newt Gingrich and the Bohemian Grove“.

3. Newt Gingrich’s immoral personal conduct

He has a history of adulterous behavior.

Gingrich had an adulterous affair with Marianne Ginther, while he was married to wife no. 1, Jackie Battley. After he divorced Battley, Newt married Marianne.

In the mid-1990s, while he was Speaker of the House, Newt had an adulterous affair with a 23-years-younger House of Representatives stafer named Callista Bisek. In 2000, Newt married Callista shortly after divorcing Marianne who claimed that she was in her hospital bed recovering from surgery when Newt said he wanted a divorce. [Source: wiki]

I do not believe, as liberals so facilely do, in the wall of separation of the personal from the public. In whatever domain, we are who we are — the same person. I believe that a man (or woman) who betrays his marital vows will also betray his other commitments — to friends, colleagues, political party, fellow citizens, and country.

Here’s a good summary of Newt Gingrich, posted by a blogger who got kicked off a conservative site for posting this (h/t beloved fellow Tina). I’ve added a last point.

  • 04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine.
  • 10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
  • 03/–/1993 – He Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
  • 11/19/1993 – He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
  • 11/27/1994 – He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
  • 08/27/1995 – He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
  • 04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion).
  • 04/10/1995 – He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
  • 06/01/1996 – He helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.
  • 09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
  • 01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
  • 11/29/2006 – He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”
  • 11/29/2006 – He called for a “Geneva Convention for terrorists” so it would be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.
  • 02/15/2007 – He supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
  • 09/28/2008 – Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
  • 10/01/2008 – Says in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”
  • 12/08/2008 – He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
  • 03/31/2009 – Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
  • 07/30/2010 – Says that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.
  • 08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
  • 08/16/2010 – Opposes property rights of the mosque owner in NYC.
  • 11/15/2010 – He defended Romneycare, on which Obama modeled his Obamacare.
  • 12/05/2010 – He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
  • 01/30/2011 – He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
  • 01/30/2011 – He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
  • 02/13/2011 – He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.
  • 02/15/2011 – His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”
  • 03/09/2011 – He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
  • 03/15/2011 – Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
  • 03/19/2011 – He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage, which is now a $7.2T unfunded liability.
  • 03/23/2011 – He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
  • 03/25/2011 – He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
  • 04/25/2011 – He’s a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
  • 05/12/2011 – He was more supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
  • 06/09/2011 – His own campaign staff resigned en masse.
  • 07/15/2011 – His poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
  • 08/01/2011 – He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had a following.
  • 10/07/2011 – He said he’d ignore the Supreme Court if need be.
  • 11/16/2011 – Was revealed he actually received 1.6 million from Freddie Mac, vs. his previously stated $300,000.
  •  Gingrich voted for an increase in the debt ceiling in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1984.
  • Gingrich voted to permit the Federal Reserve to purchase Treasury Debt.
  • Bailed out savings and loan institutions in 1991. $40B Bank bailout.
  • Gingrich voted to strengthen the federal home loan agencies with the cutsey names Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Gingrich voted for increased powers to the FDIC to bail out struggling savings and loans through reorganization, purchase of bad assets, or recapitalization.
  • Gingrich voted in favor of the Chrysler Bailout in 1979.
  • Gingrich voted for an oil windfall profits tax in 1979, which was signed by Jimmy Carter.
  • Urged the House to repeal the War Powers Act and give the Presidency more power.
  • Urged Clinton to expand military presence in Bosnia.
  • Gingrich voted against a provision requiring congressional approval prior to deployment of U.S. troops into Central America in 1983.
  • Gingrich voted to increase CIA secrecy and against any requirement that the President report covert activity to congress before it is initiated.
  • Gingrich voted for Jimmy Carter’s “Energy Mobilization Board.”
  • Gingrich voted for an increase in taxes on coal producers in 1981.
  • Gingrich voted for a 5-cent increase in the gas tax to fund highway and other mass-transit projects.
  • Gingrich was one of the few who voted against the 1984 bill requiring the President and Congress to submit a balanced budget.
  • Gingrich voted for a congressional pay raise.
  • Gingrich voted against a bipartisan 1% cut to the Department of Defense budget for 1983.
  • He was a draft-dodger during the Vietnam War, yet pushed aggressive foreign interventionism his entire political career, and did say that Vietnam was the “right battlefield at the right time.”
  • The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.” – Newt Gingrich.
  • In June 2011, it was revealed that Newt — who preaches fiscal discipline for America – has a debt of $500,000 (half a million bucks!) with the up-scale jewelry store Tiffany’s.

~Eowyn

Photo surfaces of Cain sexual harassment…

h/t Pat Dollard

DCG

Stunning Debate of Cain vs. Newt

I didn’t watch the debate last night between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich (because I don’t have cable TV!).

Prompted by reader Desert Yankee’s glowing recommendation (“a stunning debate by two gentlemen, one a politician the other a businessman’s businessman. No shouting, no rude interruptions, no mud-slinging, no “gotcha” questions, no cheap shots, no pandering of special interests…[They] stuck to the issues and actually had guts enough to discuss taxes and entitlements IN DEPTH and with honesty. It was brilliant.”), I found the debate.

The debate runs 81 minutes. Here it is!

Many thanks to RepublicHeritage for posting the debate on YouTube. :)

~Eowyn

 

FYI: Newt/Hermanator Debate Tonight

CSPAN will be broadcasting it at 8:00 pm ET.

It will also be broadcast live in the Atlanta area on AM 750 WSB radio, as well as live streamed on the Internet here.

LOL – Why the Texas TEA Party would schedule this debate to be on the same date and time Alabama and LSU kick off is anyone’s guess.

You will find a write-up in the Al-Jazeera Urinal Constipation here.

-Dave