Monday, January 23, 2012
Gingrich: Feel Free to Ask Questions, Probe and Judge My Extra-Marital Affairs, Just Not on National TV
Apparently Gingrich feels it is perfectly OK to ask about his affairs and marriages, except when they are in the national spotlight. Then it’s not OK
by Larry Simons
January 23, 2012
Not only is it despicable that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received thunderous applause [from a so-called “religious” South Carolina audience] at the opening of the GOP debate on January 19 after laying into CNN anchor John King for opening the debate with questions about his extramarital affairs, it was also quite hypocritical of Gingrich to do so.
Gingrich appeared on a radio program in March of 2011, two months before he announced his presidential bid for the 2012 election, and stated to talk show host Bryan Fischer that asking questions about his marriages and affairs is a perfectly legitimate thing to ask someone who is seeking to be the leader of the country.
“First of all, it’s legitimate to have those concerns. That anybody who would seek to be your leader and have a job with the power and the responsibility of the Presidency, you should feel free to ask any question and to probe and to render a judgement about the total person.”
watch the clip
“I have not sought to excuse any of my behavior. I have said that it was wrong. That I had to seek forgiveness. I didn’t seek explanation, I sought forgiveness. And I think that’s the only way you can approach that, uh, with a sense of integrity.”
My oh my, what ten months can do to a person’s integrity.
Last Thursday night, CNN’s John King opened up the debate by asking about Gingrich’s extramarital affairs. It seems that ole’ Newt has long abandoned his stance that “you should feel free to ask any question and to probe and to render a judgement about the total person”.
King asked Gingrich specifically about the fact that one of the former Speaker’s ex-wives, Marianne, alleged that Gingrich proposed to make their marriage an “open marriage”. Just incase anyone does not know the meaning of the term, it is better known as “swinging”. This did not sit too well with Uncle Newtie.
Gingrich hammered King by saying:
“I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that.”
watch the clip
At this the “religious” South Carolina crowd erupted in thunderous applause. Oh but wait, Newtie. I thought it was “legitimate to have those concerns” and to “ask any question and to probe and to render a judgement about the total person”? I guess if there are millions of people watching, the rules change.
Gingrich then adds, “To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine”.
No, what is despicable is the fact that you are a flip-flopping hypocritical fraud Newtie. Two months before announcing to run for President, it was quite OK to ask about your extra-marital affairs, wasn’t it? But, once you get on a stage and millions of people are watching, then it is suddenly not OK to question your would-be leaders huh?
Gingrich claimed at the start of last Thursday’s GOP debate that the story is false. The problem with this is the fact that Gingrich admitted the story was true in 2007 during an interview with Focus on the Family. His ex-wife Marianne has stated it is true. Why would she lie? There is absolutely no motivation for her to make it up.
Gingrich is a true-blue scumbag. The people of South Carolina have God and religion stuck so far up their asses, that it has occupied the space where their brains should be. These fucksticks would invite O.J. Simpson to carve their Thanksgiving turkey if he simply claimed he found God.
Jon Stewart has a hilarious insight to this story as well