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Newt Gingrich

September 12, 2011 by  

Newt Gingrich

Education: B.A. in history from Emory University, M.A. and Ph.D. in modern European history from Tulane University.

Professional: Assistant professor in the history department and geography department at West Georgia College (now University of West Georgia) 1970-1978. Author or co-author of 23 books, 13 of them New York Times bestsellers.

Family: Married three times. Two children from his first marriage.

Political: U.S. House of Representatives 1979-1999, minority whip 1989-1995, speaker of the House 1995-1999.

Age: 68

State of residence: Virginia

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With Gingrich polling around 4 percent and trailing everyone in the field except Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman, providing information on Gingrich seems almost a waste of time. But since there’s always the possibility that he could appear as someone’s Vice Presidential candidate, this information needs to get out.

It’s actually difficult to pin down exactly who he is, because it seems to be that Gingrich is whoever he needs to be at the time. That he is a brilliant yet undisciplined man, there is no doubt. Yet, like Democratic Senator John Kerry, Gingrich is for things before he’s against them, and that even applies to his wives.

While in high school, Gingrich began a relationship with his geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, who was seven years (or nine years, depending on who is talking) his senior. (According to Gingrich’s second wife, the relationship with Battley began when Gingrich was just 16.) They married in 1962, when Gingrich was 19. In 1980 they divorced. According to news reports, Gingrich served his wife with divorce papers while she was recovering from cancer surgery and still in the hospital. But Gingrich and his daughter deny that.

It’s quite obvious that marriage vows mean nothing to Gingrich. While still married to his first wife, “it was common knowledge that Newt was involved with other women,” according to a former campaign aide, including the woman who would become his second wife in 1981. In an eerily familiar scenario to the end of his first marriage, second wife Marianne Ginther was given her divorce papers in 1999 after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Coincidently, Gingrich had already begun an affair with Callista Bisek, the woman who would become his third wife. She should really hope she doesn’t contract a serious illness as Gingrich apparently ignores the “sickness” part of the vow that includes “in sickness and in health.” And by the way, some of his affairs took place while Gingrich was excoriating President Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

If you’re willing to excuse Gingrich’s character flaws and still plan to consider him for the GOP nominee, then consider his ties to one-world-government groups like American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution, the Defense Policy Board, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, the Council on Foreign Relations and Bohemian Grove (an organization in which the world’s elites gather annually to conduct pagan rituals that include nudity, orgies, mock human sacrifices and worship of the Canaanite owl of Bohemia and the pagan god Molech). For a stomach-turning adventure, learn about Bohemian Grove by reading the story linked above, and be sure and give yourself time watch the video. Early in it is a brief shot of a photo of Gingrich at Bohemian Grove.

Beyond belonging to organizations that are working toward one-world governance, figuring out exactly who Gingrich is like figuring out what color a chameleon is.

He sided with Nancy Pelosi (and Al Gore), sitting on a couch with Pelosi hawking cap and trade legislation because he said he believed in man-caused global warming. Now he calls cap and trade an energy tax. In 2008 he supported insurance mandates for people who earn more than $75,000 per year. Two years later he said mandates were unConstitutional. On Libya, as the violence there escalated, Gingrich suggested that Obama should implement a no-fly zone immediately. Within days he told NBC’s Today Show’s Matt Lauer that “I would not have intervened… I would not have used American and European forces, bombing Arabs and that country.”

Still more troubling, even as he courted Tea Party voters, he was speaking disdainfully of them, calling them the “militant wing” of the Republican Party.

So who is Newt Gingrich? An arrogant man who believes he can say anything at any time and not be held accountable for it. He is certainly no conservative by any definition of the word, and his mimicking of Ron Paul on the idea of auditing the Federal Reserve is a desperate attempt by a desperate man to cast himself as something he’s never been, and it rings quite hollow.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • NancyJ

    His time is long gone!

  • Capitalist at Birth

    Newt is obviously the most intelligent and knowledgable candidate on the roster. I do not accept all of your assertions of fact. Obviously another slanted attack because of your ardent support of Ron Paul.

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear Capitalist at Birth,

      In the article I pointed out Newt’s intelligence. I have enjoyed reading several of his books. The article merely pointed out the flaws in his character and his lack of principles. You can certainly choose not to accept the assertions as fact. However, you can’t refute them.

      Best wishes,

  • Dan az

    Capitalist Right
    assertions of fact?Why not provide some intelligent facts to prove him wrong?Oh that’s right you can’t!Stupid is as stupid dose.Why not tell us who you voted for in the last election?Because we already know.You apparently skipped over all the other candidates before coming here to your lord of intelligence,Why was that?I’m just asking because I did the same thing except I went to the one that I thought would win and will.Scary huh?Yep he will when even if you don’t vote for him and waste your vote on another loser like you did in the last election adding to the dead votes.Brain dead fits!

    • Dan az

      I saw it,Its win not when :)

  • Not Impressed

    Newt is Slick Willie, the second. His time is past. However, he definitely comes accross as a RINO to me. The fact that he changes his views and statements represents some political flexibility which could be a positive. He would not stand in the way of a Tea Party majority in the House and Senate. I can imagine voting for him but I would be holding my nose.

  • Average Joe

    Newt…another slippery salamander….

  • http://yahoo Surveyor

    Newt is the only one that has the right experience in Government to turn this country around, He proved that when Speaker of the house under Clinton. It appears to me these Republican debates is a popularity contest asking questions to only two or three favorites they think might win and throwing a bone to the others.

    • Mary

      If he is the candidate for the Republicans which I doubt it very much, for sure Obama will win. I believe Mickey will be the candidate ( he looks a lot better )he will not win either. Those Clowns don’t deserve not even to stand next to Ron Paul (which is ignored) We all know why . This election is going to be the biggest farce in history. I don’t underestimate the stupidity of the people.

  • Jeff

    The person who should get the vote is the person who has the best answers for the mess “business as usual” from both parties has gotten us into. We have a President who associates with and appoints Marxists, admits to trying cocaine and is obviously way over his head in every aspect of his role. We’ve had Presidents who cheated (JFK, Clinton) and many with other “character flaws” that have been forgiven. I want real results, we can’t afford to elect the right individual. Don’t get me wrong…I don’t approve of it either, but i am not the judge of man and believe him when he says he was wrong. I support Newt for his intelligence, and his ability to crush Obama in a debate.


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