Gingrich ex-wife: Newt wanted an open marriage

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USAPragmatist wrote:

The hits just coming and coming, this is HILARIOUS!

Jan 19, 2012 1:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JLWR wrote:

Wow, a sleeze bucket and current slutty Stepford wife (Gingrich and Callista) or the Job Terminator but mega rich tax evader (Mitt Romney). This is what the rightwing GOP evangelicals have to offer – WOW! This says alot about their true religion as well as their sense of eithics and moral values – they don’t have any!

Jan 19, 2012 1:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kyung wrote:

No way America wants a president and first lady in an open marriage.
USA people are not going there.

Jan 19, 2012 1:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jcfl wrote:

the right truly believes that anyone from the right is superior to, more moral than, higher in IQ than, of a higher character than, etc, etc, any individual on the left. when you start from this belief structure, any right wing scumbag can, and will, be embraced.

Jan 19, 2012 1:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NobleKin wrote:

Newt? Is that anything like a Toad?

But he is a NeoCon’s poster boy. As long as it’s their sleaze bag, it is okay with them.

Jan 19, 2012 1:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

Hey, I’m glad to see that Newt and his ex wife are real, and not like some of the puritanical commentors and the goody two shoes candidates that have hidden secrets that will kill their chances during the stretch run. When you are on the front lines you get shot at, but if you just sat behind a desk and pointed fingers you just made a lot of smoke. The more dirt that comes out about Newt and Mitt the cleaner they look to me.

Jan 19, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiredashell wrote:

No denying it now. It’s official. Newt is a class act.

Jan 19, 2012 2:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
doggydaddy wrote:

This from the guy who led the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Instead of seeking out candidates with Christian values, as Republicans purport to do, they actually appear to gravitate only to those who exude the worst in humankind. The Democrats certainly aren’t saints, but then they aren’t always insisting that they are, nor are they always trying to force their faux Christian values on everyone else.

How do the Republicans continue to remain in power? Snap out of your zombie trances, people, and understand that the Republican Party tells you whatever you want to hear just so you will elect them and they can become rich and powerful, while leaving you standing out in the cold with a handful of sh_t. The only ones IN THE WORLD that this isn’t obvious to is you. How much longer are you going to continue fooling yourselves?

Jan 19, 2012 2:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dyuhas wrote:

The Bible according to Newt: Do as I say, not as I do.

Jan 19, 2012 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
johnnydenver wrote:

I wouldn’t be too upset with this kind of thing, if it wasn’t coming from a guy who is a member of the morally superior party. If you want to cheat on your wife and be accepted politically, then be a democrat. Republicans are too repressed to handle that.

Jan 19, 2012 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
genevaeight wrote:

Bill & Hillary had an open marriage. The difference? Bill didn’t ask for permission first. LOL. Idiots.

Jan 19, 2012 2:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
osito3 wrote:

Ha Ha! I love it.

Jan 19, 2012 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
notatall wrote:

Newt is more a Mormon than Romney, wow two at a time or more. What’s next? Well now Romney is not qualified for president either. He is not a natural born US Citizen. His father was born in Mexico and a Mexican Citizen be for applying for US citizenship via immigration procedures. In order to be qualified as natural born for President of the USA you must have natural born US Citizen parents (both parents are to be born in the USA) otherwise you are not natural born. Our forefathers seen the light here and knew what would happen if you have a parent that is born and citizen of another country before being a US Citizen. We can already see this in our current illegal President OBAMA. He is not natural born and probably wasn’t even born in the USA to top it off.
GOP/RNC best be looking at this and not try and pull a DNC on us Americans. We have Obamacare from Romneycare, unqualified Obama and unqualified Romney get the picture here. Two of a kind and we Americans want a Royal Flush.

Jan 19, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

This proves that we do not have a free, unbiased press. We have a propaganda machine designed to control and manipulate what we think.
The supporters of the party of Clinton (Sexual harassment litigation), Spitzer (client #9), Edwards (love child & in court charged having his mistress on campaign payroll while his wife was dying of cancer) and Anthony Wiener (sexting young girls) and you want to criticize Newt?

Jan 19, 2012 3:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

In another article, Newt was quoted as saying [but I paraphrase] he wasn’t going to attack his ex-wife, and that all marriages have their problems. That’s politician-speak for “I’m going to neither confirm or deny what she says, because if she has proof, I won’t be seen as a liar when it comes out.”

Well, that ship has already sailed for Newt with his ethics violations and marital infidelities, but I think it’s amusing that he keeps trying to portray himself as an honest, upstanding man with egregious conduct violations in every part of his life – political and personal.

But it’s really frightening that so many Evangelicals believe him.

Jan 19, 2012 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rowettd wrote:

So the televangelist wannabe Rick Perry, who has made “Christian Values” one of the primary bullet points in his list of qualifications to be president, quits the race and endorses philandering Newt Gingrich. And this is the bunch of hypocrites that want to preserve the “sanctity of marriage” by denying marriage rights to gay and lesbian citizens? If this doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the social-conservative wing of the Republican party, you are plugging your ears with your fingers and singing, “La la la la …”

If the collective psychosis of the Republicans weren’t destroying the fabric of our once-great nation, I would be rolling on the floor, laughing hysterically.

Jan 19, 2012 3:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jessie_Ray wrote:

Since when do liberals care anything about ethics, morals, or religion? Only when its convient.. I sure didn’t hear any liberals slamming Bill Clinton, people are smart enough to see through this ex-wife drama at the end of the day if your worried about anything other than the “economy stupid” then you are part of the problem.. Personally I dont care much for a european way of life if thats what was best i’m sure our immigrant ancestors would have just stayed home there is a reason America is the greatest nation in the world and it sure isn’t because of Obama its time to put a grown up back in the white house..

Jan 19, 2012 3:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
notatall wrote:

Democrats are CONSTANTLY trying to force down your throat what you don’t want. If they don’t like it then you shouldn’t have it on and on, if I want a gun that is my choice if you don’t then don’t so another words BS.. The Democrat wants to take all you have from you and wants you be be as all other WELFARE and live in the projects so you will become their SLAVE unto them.. Wake up doggydaddy. I don’t want no one pushing any thing down my throat period. Republican or Democrats.

Jan 19, 2012 3:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

moonhill,

Clinton was already President, was impeached and censured, and the others that you list never made it very far. Weiner was crucified in the press and quit as a result, as was Edwards who is/was being investigated. We haven’t heard the last on the Edwards story either.

Try again.

Jan 19, 2012 3:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lintsoma wrote:

OK, so Newt is against gay (exclusive) marriage but for open (straight)marriage… He will have a lot of supporters in this country.

Jan 19, 2012 3:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Onerioi wrote:

So what’s wrong with open marriage? We’re getting distracted. The last thing Barack Obama did in 2011 was sign a bill that eliminates due process for anyone suspected of terrorism in America. Did we wake up in Stalin’s Russia in 2012? Which of the candidates would never have signed that bill? We need someone in office who will take our country back to where it should be, guided by the principles of the constitution. Not people who are taking our tax dollars to build empires. If you’re a conservative, vote for Ron Paul. He’s the only GOP candidate who really stands for lower taxes and less government. The rest are paying lip service to get elected. If you’re a liberal, like myself, vote for Ron Paul. He’s the only one who really would get us out of all of the insane foreign entanglements, and keep the government in check when it comes to our civil liberties. I’m a liberal for liberty! It’s time we vote our conscious, instead of voting for “my guy who is the only one who stands a chance of beating your guy.” Ron Paul 2012!

Jan 19, 2012 3:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” NEWSFLASH! EXWIFE BITTER! FILM @ 11:00! To which I say “Yeah,so?” Remember folks, your electing the President of the United States. Not a national marriage councilor,
not the leader of your kids Boyscout Troop. you are electing arguably the most influential and powerful leader of the Free World. Vote for who you think is best skilled at steering our nation where we need to go. Do not be swayed by such trivial diversion. To even consider this as important is an afront to the intellect and importance of this particular election.

Jan 19, 2012 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JLWR wrote:

To my friend Moonhill above: both parties have plenty of pertverts, (Ensign) and criminals (T. DeLay) but you seem to take offense when it it directed at the GOP. The truth be told the press is not being biased at all. Gingrich and Romney and Santorum are running for the Presidency and are in the news all the time. If the GOP was not always touting “family values”, or “christian morality” the effect would not be so great. It is because the GOP purports they are the party of morality and family values and then demonstrate they have no values – hypocriscy always makes news. For Mitt to state he creates jobs when in fact all PE firms are job busters on a large scale is also hypocracy. I think there is hypocracy onthe left too. The payroll tax cuts from Obama are a shame and just undermine SS and Medicare – I’m 62 and they will only cut my benefits by this tax cut. he should have cut the income tax instead. So I see both sides lying to the max and this is what the people see too. Both sides are very sick and both sides care not the the average American at all.

Jan 19, 2012 3:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
notatall wrote:

Correction: President Clinton was not impeached, if so we would of had BIG LYING Al Gore as his back up President… Clinton served out his two terms.

Jan 19, 2012 4:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JLWR wrote:

notatall – I feel Republicans are trying to force an oligarchy down our throats and I am livid about it. They cater only to the rich and care not one iota for the working class. I wish they would secede from the union. I hate their faux big government, it is big greedy corporations and off shore tax havens that is destroying this country. So I hate your agenda every bit as much as you probably hate the Democrats agenda. Either we compromise or we get a divorce. I’m ready for the divorace.

Jan 19, 2012 4:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Newt wanted to be SHARED? His little chubby? That’s like splitting an m&m and calling it dessert. What a fruit cake.

Jan 19, 2012 4:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

How Christian!

Jan 19, 2012 4:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

notatall,

Please provide documentation to support your assertion that,

“In order to be qualified as natural born for President of the USA you must have natural born US Citizen parents (both parents are to be born in the USA) otherwise you are not natural born. Our forefathers seen the light here and knew what would happen if you have a parent that is born and citizen of another country before being a US Citizen.”

You posted those exact words on another blog. Did you respond to that request for proof, or did you just decide to jump on another site and copy and paste?

Here is the language of our beloved Constition. The 14th Amendment states (clearly enough so that even a Republican can understand it)

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

In the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), the Supreme Court ruled that a person becomes a citizen of the United States at the time of birth, by virtue of the first clause of the 14th Amendment, if that person:
Is born in the United States
Has parents that are subjects of a foreign power, but not in any diplomatic or official capacity of that foreign power
Has parents that have permanent domicile and residence in the United States
Has parents that are in the United States for business

I admit I pulled this from Wikipedia, but other sources you might find more scholarly will support Wikipedia. I just isn’t complicated.

Jan 19, 2012 4:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@notatall, lol dude….1. look up accepted,legal (maybe not yours, but the real one) of natural born citizen. 2. Clinton was impeached by the GOP led House, he just was not convicted by the Senate.

I bet you would be the same person preaching about the Constitution, yet you do not even know the definitions.

Jan 19, 2012 4:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

To Notatall: Any person born in the United States is a citizen of the United States. Basic 14th Amendment stuff, dude.

Jan 19, 2012 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thebruce wrote:

I love how the “family values” republicans are willing to completely ignore this guy’s marriage offenses when their guy was so vocal about a president who made the one of the same offenses. only difference was newt was doing it for six years behind his wife’s back.

those folks have their cake and eat it too – must be nice.

Jan 19, 2012 5:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thebruce wrote:

notatall…oh man, where does one start with your bag of issues?

Jan 19, 2012 5:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

notatall,

You aren’t helping your case. Look up “Impeach” to see what it means. It doesn’t mean “fired”. Clinton was indeed impeached and subsequently censured.

Impeach: “To charge a public official before an authorized tribunal with misconduct in office.”

Censure: “The act of blaming or condemning sternly.”

Come on, buddy. Even Fox News knows that Clinton was impeached.

Jan 19, 2012 5:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@AlkalineState

Can I use that line? That was great! “That’s like splitting an M&M and calling it dessert.” Too too funny.(no sarc)

Jan 19, 2012 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

oneiroi,

We’re getting distracted? Please summarize the article. And I can tell you what I’d say to MY husband if he came home with the idea of having an “Open Marriage”, but I think Reuters wouldn’t let the post go through. You must not be married.

So, I could construe your post to mean that Ron Paul supports open marriages? Oh, please say he does. Pretty please.

Jan 19, 2012 5:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4ngry4merican wrote:

moonhill:
The supporters of the party who spearheaded the witchhunts of Clinton (Sexual harassment litigation), Spitzer (client #9), Edwards (love child & in court charged having his mistress on campaign payroll while his wife was dying of cancer) and Anthony Wiener (sexting young girls) now wants us not to criticize Newt?

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. You wanted to burn Clinton at the stake for getting his winky waxed, so now that Gingrich has to take his lumps, quit your whining and deal with it.

Jan 19, 2012 5:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
notatall wrote:

And in an amazing turn of events, Breckenridge Long specifically mentioned Chester Arthur’s Fourth Annual Message to show that President Arthur agreed that persons born to an alien father were not citizens at birth, and were not eligible to be President! This unequivocally proves that Breckenridge Long, and the rest of the nation, certainly had no idea Chester Arthur was British at birth.
This case becomes a mess. So one can interpret the status of persons born within the United States subject to a foreign power a real problem. If parents are not born in the USA. I see many flaws here and Justice Gray’s should of recuse himself for the awareness of Arthur’s nativity issue. Just as Justices Sotomayor and Kagan are certainly aware of Obama’s eligibility conundrum, and should they not be required to recuse themselves if the Court accepts review. I will not rebuke your statements. As far as the statement of impeachment that to me means that person was removed via impeachment. It is either all or none.

Jan 19, 2012 5:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@ Doggydaddy:
Try to understand that the drive to impeach Bill Clinton was NOT because he had a “questionable liaison” with Monica Lewinsky.
That, sir was a mere embarrassment.
The drive to impeach the President was due to Bill perjuring himself, under oath, before Congress. This IS and SHOULD BE an impeachable offence. Somehow, your reasoning seems rather capricious, selective at best. Your attacking the established course of action for such events.

Jan 19, 2012 6:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
notatall wrote:

You might want to read all the treaty’s (Indians, China etc), civil rights amendments while you are all at it. Like I said it is a mess and gets worst as you study it. We so need a supreme court hearing on this subject to define “NATURAL BORN” for your opinion is different than mine and as for the case Wong Kim sounds to me as if it should be revisited since there are many flaws in this case. I guess I would like to see this brought up and settled for all times or make it so no one born by illegal citizens or Non Citizens children be giving US Citizenship by default. Both parents at the time of birth must be US Citizens if not neither is the Child. Would make things much easier.
Now if one parent is a natural born citizen and the other parent is not and becomes a US Citizen and in the US at least 10 years I could feel comfortable with that. For in most cases 10 years of living here would be fairly good proof that the person is a good citizen. There will always be those to prove different but over all I would feel good with this type decision. I doubt anything will ever become of it but I have stated my dimes worth. Guess that is what makes this a great country. We are still able to exchange pieces of mines.

Jan 19, 2012 6:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
doggydaddy wrote:

BurnerJack: Actually, all I said regarding Clinton was the following: “This from the guy who led the impeachment of Bill Clinton.” The truth is that he wasn’t impeached because of a BJ nor was he impeached because of perjury. He was impeached because the Republicans had set out to destroy the popular Democrat’s Presidency, just as they’ve been trying to do to Obama. The Republicans had already committed millions in tax payer dollars toward a witch hunt intended to bring down Bill Clinton. Why was Clinton even being asked about an affair while being video taped during his grand jury testimony, asking extremely personal questions about sex acts and his anatomy, typical of gross, little-minded Republicans?

The investigation was ostensibly about White Water, of which Clinton didn’t break any laws. So the Republicans decided to abuse their power and start looking into every aspect of his life leaving no stone unturned: a witch hunt. It didn’t matter whether or not Clinton lied about his affair. The Republicans would have found something to nail Clinton on and they weren’t going to stop until they found SOMETHING. They were even resorting to trying to shame and humiliate him. Unfortunately for Clinton, he made it easy for the Republicans and lied when asked questions they had no business asking. And besides, he technically didn’t lie. He didn’t have sexual intercourse with Monica Lewinsky.

But here’s the issue. The Republicans, represented by an extremely partisan Kenneth Starr–which was an abuse of power in itself since a grand jury investigation is not supposed to be partisan for the very reason the Republicans demonstrated: it would turn into a witch hunt–demonstrated a greater breech of the spirit of our democracy by engaging in a partisan witch hunt than any act of perjury regarding having a sexual relationship which Republicans had no right to ask Clinton about in the first place. What crime was being committed? What was really going on was demonstrated by the fact that the video clip of Clinton’s grand jury testimony was all over the internet within 24 hours, all orchestrated to humiliate the President of the United States of America. The Republicans had no business doing that. Our President had much more important matters to attend to and the Republicans proved once again that for them political power is more important than the best interests of our country.

Furthermore, to investigate Clinton on a possible affair he may have been having, leading to his impeachment, and not only ignoring proven lies told by George W. Bush concerning the war in Iraq, but accusing Democrats of being unpatriotic and unAmerican if they dared to even question the President’s wisdom in invading Iraq, is clear proof that the Republicans have no respect for our Constitution or the rule of law. Which is more detrimental to our nation, a President lying about having an affair (which has happened before several times in our past) or constructing an argument based on lies in order to deceive the country into invading another country unprovoked, a gross prevarication that cost 4,500 American soldiers their lives, at least a 100,000 Iraqi lives, and the US Treasury, what will at least be a couple of trillion dollars (something that has NEVER occurred in American history before)? No contest.

Jan 19, 2012 8:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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