Those little GOP rascals were at it again today

14 thoughts on “Those little GOP rascals were at it again today”

  1. Newt’s ex has MS, too? I never caught that. I knew Mitt’s wife does. I see them (occasionally) on TV and cannot tell they do. I don’t know how they do it… I can barely walk across a room without having to stop or hold on to something most of the time.

    I did see the beginning of the debate last night when I went to bed. Didn’t make it far – fell asleep, and miraculously, no nightmares. But I was watching when Newt was asked if he wanted to comment about the news of his wife stating Newt asked her for an “open marriage” and he said, “no.” I know many will disagree with me on this, but for once, I liked his answer there. I have no respect for Newt for other reasons, and this only adds to my long list, however, all politicians – including those who run for POTUS – are, after all, only human. They make stupid mistakes in the love department… we all have. And I think their personal marriage woes should be kept just as such… personal. Unless, of course, they’re abusive and beat their wife. I most certainly do not condone this behavior, but in knowing that everyone is human and definitely not perfect in the relationship department, what happens in their own home really is not my concern when it comes to running a country. I am sick and tired of candidates attacking everyone around them, and that includes pointing out faults in marriages. Newt made a stupid move based upon emotions and his little head. What I want to judge a candidate on is what they do outside their home. I really do not want to listen to Newt have to give his side of the story – especially knowing that both sides contain a mixture of truths and lies. I want to know what he plans on doing for ME and the rest of the country. If he wants to answer that question on his own outside the debate, fine. But the debate should be completely for what the candidate’s plans are for the country

    1. HIs very curt “no” sentence was the perfect answer to an out-of-bounds question. And he rightfully reamed the press for all the tawdry stories they routinely spread. It just struck me as ironic that he, of all people, was lecturing them about propriety. I agree with your main point, however, especially being twice-divorced myself. The intimate details of one’s marriage are nobody else’s business. That’s another reason why I thought her coming out with her statements yesterday was so classless.

      1. Wow… I guess I’m not alone with my opinion on this one. I was laying in bed listening (watching the “rerun” later in the eve) and when he said “no” I thought to myself, “OMG, something spewed forth from Newt’s mouth that I actually agree with.” LOL…… And you’re right. That was very classless of his ex. Personally, dirty laundry needs to be left in the hamper.

  2. I think Perry never got over the “cute little grins” that is probably how he got through school. Many of us in TX are so glad he dropped out…we cringed every time he opened his mouth. Love the title of the post – so true

  3. I do agree that wife #2’s timing is suspect, and likely a symptom of lasting bitterness on her part, but what comes through strongly to me in this matter is Gingrich’s personality. He is enormously self-centered, self-indulgent, and has a callous disregard for the rules of life he preaches to others. He is a hypocrite. If such things were ignored by the press and the public, repugnant as they are, then we would be denied understanding of one aspect of this man’s nature. IMHO.

    1. Yep. He’s a Class A hypocrite, many times over. And it’s not like the press is picking on him. Anyone and everyone who runs for public office is subjected to similar scrutiny. If you want to keep your personal skeletons in the closet, don’t run for office. Or try to keep your skeleton count down to a reasonable number.

  4. I was laughing all through this posting as I agree with every word and I say WELL SAID!!! 😆
    Gingrich is a little weasel, not as cute, a hyppcrite for sure, the man gives me a sour stomach.
    The drop outs didn’t surprise me either, I wonder who is next?
    I don’t like Romney and was waiting for something most likely of financial nature to turn up on that clean cut image.
    Politics were interesting to me long ago, but it is all so discouraging, full of hypocrisy and so frustrating anymore.
    I like what Robert Redford said from an interview at Sundance, “Our government is paralized” 🙁
    That sums it up for me.

    1. Oh, I’d go way beyond paralyzed. I’d say it’s irreparably broken, and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men …

      At least that’s how I’ve felt the last couple of years.

  5. The most interesting aspect in these continuing interminable debates is (to me) the fact that all of the participants have begun to echo one or more of Congressman Paul’s long held positions. Of course – even so, he’s still unelectable. Being right isn’t necessarily a benefit in presidential politics.

... and that's my two cents