Something Doesn’t Smell Right…..

Something Doesn’t Smell Right…..

It’s Newt Gingrich as he campaigns for the Republican Presidential nomination. The fecal matter includes the consulting deal with housing giant Freddie Mac that earned Gingrich at least $1.6 million over the past decade…and that’s only the latest potential liability to surface for the former House speaker. Now that he’s risen to the top tier of GOP presidential candidates, his policy flip-flops, inopportune moments of candor, two failed marriages, admission of adultery while attacking Clinton for his Monica Lewinsky adultery, his fits of petulance and a tendency to suggest he’s the smartest person in the room…have produced a bad odor.


When Gingrich went on Fox News in his new role as a poll leader, he was asked about fliers distributed by evangelicals in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state, that pointed to adultery in his first two marriages. Gingrich dismissed that as old news. “I’m very open about the fact that I’ve had moments in my life that I regret,” Gingrich said. He spoke of his current “close marriage” to third wife Callista. He offered himself as an older and wiser 68-year-old grandfather. A day later, Gingrich’s financial dealings were in the spotlight, with reports of the huge sums he’d collected from Freddie Mac for consulting work when the federally backed housing agency was fending off attacks from the right wing of the Republican Party. Gingrich tried to spin that as a positive, saying: “It reminds people that I know a great deal about Washington. We just tried four years of amateur ignorance and it didn’t work very well. So, having someone who actually knows Washington might be a really good thing.” He tried a different tack last summer to explain away a six-figure shopping spree at Tiffany’s. When word surfaced that Gingrich and his wife had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at the luxury jeweler, Gingrich said he and his wife were “very frugal” and lived within their budget. But he refused to say what they’d bought, insisting it was “my private life.” Gingrich’s favorability rating among Republicans dropped from 61 percent to 43 percent after the Tiffany’s news broke. But by October, he was back up to 58 percent.


Obama’s victory in 2012 is all but assured since there’s no one to challenge him. Ron Paul is perceived as militarily weak. Mitt Romney is perceived as unauthentic and Newt Gingrich smells of skid marks. Voters don’t decide elections. Money does. The results of the 2012 election were written by the PTB’s

long before “the primaries” joke.

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