Monday, May 16, 2011

Newt Gingrich for President?

I received the following e-mail this weekend. I was planning on such a post and so am posting it today. I do plan to return to the federal budget.

From: Tea Party Nation

“Say goodbye to another RINO (Republican in Name Only—my addition)
Posted by Judson Phillips on May 15, 2011 at 1:56pm in Tea Party Nation Forum

What a weekend. We have had one major potential GOP candidate, Mike Huckabee pull out. Another major RINO has self-destructed.

The other major RINO is Newt Gingrich.

Newt has not had a good start to his campaign. He flip-flopped several times on Libya and then tried to explain previous marital infidelities as a consequence of his passion for politics. Well, if he had left the last two words off, he might have done better.

Now, Newt has appeared on Meet the Press, or as Rush Limbaugh likes to call it, ‘Meet the Depressed.’

While on the show, he slammed Paul Ryan’s ideas for Medicare reform. He said, ‘I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,’

Instead of trying to work a plan to save a program that is broke, broken, and bereft of any possibility of success, Newt simply calls for ‘a national conversation’ about how to improve Medicare mostly be eliminating ‘waste, fraud and abuse.’

Washington brain rot has set in and has claimed another casualty. It is official; Newt is now a political zombie. He is lacking consciousness, yet he continues to stroll around, trying to feast on the flesh of the GOP faithful.

What conservative refers to anything another conservative offers as ‘radical?’ We conservatives may disagree at times, but radical? Did Nancy Pelosi channel her progressive agenda into him while they cozied up on that global warming couch?

When are the nimrods in Washington, including Newt, going to realize that we do not want ‘conversations’ about problems? We have had conversations about Medicare and Social Security for the last thirty years. They have not solved the problem. Social Security and Medicare’s insolvency problems are getting worse and now the date of their insolvency is now sooner rather than later.

Perhaps most stunning of all, Newt the zombie is saying he favors a variation of the individual mandate. He said, ‘I believe all of us have a responsibility to pay for healthcare.’ (And we do! For ourselves! For our families! Not through the government! Not for people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions! As I’ve said many times, forcing someone to do something by law is not charity. It is coercion! We can and do help people through charity. “Gifts” from the government is NOT charity! It is vote buying!—my addition)

Perhaps the obvious question is, does Newt know which party he is running for? Is Newt now just Obama-lite?

Perhaps this is all political calculus on Newt’s part. He figures he will not get the Tea Party vote and Romney has the RINO vote sewed up, so he might as well go for the liberal vote.

On May 9th, I blogged and said Newt would be the first man out. Since Huckabee never entered the race, he has not beat Newt out. Watching someone who was once a conservative self-destruct is not a pretty sight. If it were not for Newt, Republicans might have never taken over the House of Representatives.

Unfortunately for Newt, Washington brain rot has set in and he now resembles a creature from the political version of ‘Night of the Living Dead.’

In the zombie movies, the only way to get rid of them was to shoot them. Fortunately for Newt, we do not have to shoot him. All we have to do is ignore him, not contribute to his campaign and let his political aspirations collapse.

Newt, go back to Georgia. Perhaps your Washington brain rot will heal in time.”

I have not yet decided who I will support for President. In some cases, I have decided who I will not support. I will not support anyone who was a candidate in 2010. They have already lost once and I’ve already given reasons why I wouldn’t support each of them in the 2008 primary including particularly John McCain—who was the mass media’s candidate for the Republicans. Of course, they switched to Obama once John McCain won the nomination. He was the biggest RINO in the Republican field. Mit Romney was the second biggest RINO in the Republican field. Let’s NOT have a RINO This time! Sarah Palin will not receive my support as she defied the Tea Party movement by supporting John McCain in his 2010 Senate primary—supporting a RINO out of false loyalty.

I have said all along that value issues are the most important issues in this campaign. The financial problems of this nation are a symptom of the problem not the cause of our problems. The three most important issues are stopping the MURDER of unborn babies, stopping the advancement of the homosexual agenda, and returning to judicial restraint since it has been federal court decisions that are directly responsible for much of our legalized moral decay.

Even if I knew nothing about Newt Gingrich’s political positions, I would not support him.


“The Marriages of Newt Gingrich
Married to Jackie Battley, Marianne Ginther, Callista Bisek
By Sheri & Bob Stritof, Guide

Currently married to Callista Bisek, Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill. Here is information about Newt Gingrich’s three marriage relationships.”

To me as a Christian, the most important vow one can take is the vow to be obedient to GOD, to serve GOD. The second is the marriage vow. Politically, it is the vow to uphold the Constitution. Newt Gingrich has violated his marriage vows not once, but twice. He lacks Biblical self-control! Who can trust him to keep his vow to uphold the constitution?

He says he has repented. And he may have. That is between him and GOD. However, his repentance does NOT mean he is an acceptable candidate for President.

Would I oppose any candidate who is divorced? No! There is a Biblical grounds for divorce which it seems both of his earlier wives had but he did NOT. If his wives had the affairs and he was innocent of any affairs and his wives divorced him, I would not hold the divorces against him.

However, from all reports, he was the one who had the affairs. His judgment was lacking. His self-control was lacking. His vow was broken by him! Even if he has repented, that does not qualify him to be President!

Ron Paul also will not receive my support. His position on the economy is good but as a libertarian he lacks the necessary understanding of the requirements of a Commander in Chief to defend the nation. Also, many libertarians echo the nonsense that the government should not be involved in the MURDER of unborn babies one way or the other. However, if government will not protect the most helpless, innocent members of our society by preventing their wanton MURDERS, what good is the government? What purpose exists for the government? And that’s the major problem with libertarians; they are one step away from anarchists! And governments do have a GOD given purpose—to protect the people of their jurisdiction both internally and externally. Ron Paul will do neither very well if he follows his natural libertarian instincts!

I’m still waiting for the full array of candidates. At this time, the closest candidate to what I am looking for both values wise and policy wise, with the necessary political experience to lead the nation (And don’t kid yourselves, political experience IS important to lead in Washington D.C.), is Rick Santorum. He comes closest, at this point, with what I’m looking for and what the county needs.

I’m leaning in his direction but waiting for more possibilities to emerge. We conservative Christians MUST come up with one candidate to support and work for or we will end up with another unbearable choice—we don’t want another John McCain-Barack Hussein Obama contest!