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Posted by McCamy Taylor in General Discussion
Mon Nov 21st 2011, 11:05 PM
12. His political acumen. He managed to lose Congressional seats, during a midterm election, when the opposition party had the White House and the opposition party President was being impeached. Not sure that many in the US could match that kind of political bumbling.

11. Gingrich, as Speaker of the House, was disciplined for Ethics Violations.

The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House's 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing.

The ethics case and its resolution leave Gingrich with little leeway for future personal controversies, House Republicans said. Exactly one month before yesterday's vote, Gingrich admitted that he brought discredit to the House and broke its rules by failing to ensure that financing for two projects would not violate federal tax law and by giving the House ethics committee false information.

10. Family values Newt didn’t just cheat on his first wife, Jackie. He dumped her when she was in the hospital getting cancer surgery. Then he refused to pay alimony and child support.

"The most notorious incident in Gingrich's marriage ... was when he cornered Jackie in her hospital room where she was recovering from uterine cancer surgery and insisted on discussing the terms of the divorce he was seeking. Shortly after that infamous encounter, Gingrich refused to pay his alimony and child-support payments. The First Baptist Church in his hometown had to take up a collection to support the family Gingrich had deserted. Six months after divorcing Jackie, Gingrich married a younger woman, Marianne, with whom he had been having an affair."

Recall that cheating on a wife with cancer made John Edwards unfit to be president…

9. Heart of Ice.

Newt on why he wanted a divorce from Jackie: "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a President. And besides, she has cancer."
Source: Katharine Q. Seelye. "Gingrich's Life: The Complications and Ideals." 11/24/1994.

From the link above.

8. Bad Taste in Women
So, who does Newt think is pretty enough and young enough to be the First Lady?

7. Raging Hypocrisy

While Clinton was being impeached over an affair with an intern, guess what Newt was doing? If you said “Having an affair with an intern” give yourself a star. The lucky gal? See the photo above.

6. Yet Another Oil and Gas Candidate

Just how many GOP political candidates is the oil/gas lobby funding this year? Do you really to see our country go to war with Iran, in order to “liberate” its nationalized oil, the way we went to war with Iraq? /

5. “I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.” Newt

Internet Meme

4. "We'd have won in 1974 if we could have kept him out of the office, screwing her on the desk."

3. "We had oral sex," she says. "He prefers that modus operandi because then he can say, "I never slept with her."

From the link above.

More hypocrisy. Recall that Newt impeached Bill Clinton for claiming that he had never had “sex” Monica Lewinsky.

2. Cry Baby

Gingrich complained yesterday that in 24 hours of flying to and from the Jerusalem funeral of slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin last week Clinton failed to discuss their budget differences - and made Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., sit in the back of the plane and leave by the rear exit.

The speaker said his personal pique helped prompt the partial shutdown of the federal government.

1. The Gingrich that Stole Christmas

A 2010 Congressional Research Service report summarized other details of the 1995-1996 government shutdowns, indicating the shutdown impacted all sectors of the economy. Health and welfare services for military veterans were curtailed; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped disease surveillance; new clinical research patients were not accepted at the National Institutes of Health; and toxic waste clean-up work at 609 sites was halted. Other impacts included: the closure of 368 National Park sites resulted in the loss of some seven million visitors; 200,000 applications for passports and 20,000 to 30,000 applications for visas by foreigners went unprocessed each day; U.S. tourism and airline industries incurred millions of dollars in losses; more than 20% of federal contracts, representing $3.7 billion in spending, were affected adversely.

Merry Christmas, GOP!
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