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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Clinton and Gingrich represent a microcosm of society that also included Jefferson, JFK, FDR, and LBJ to name a few. I'm sure they all lied about their infidelity. One of Clinton's problems is that he lied under oath. One of Gingrich's problems is that he got caught in his sexcapades as a non-president.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So Clinton was found not guilty, versus ethics charges against Newt for which he was found guilty and required to pay a $300,000 penalty.

    This helps in your defense of Newt's honor how exactly???

    The ethics charges against him were completely bogus in the first place, and pure partisan hackery...

    In brief, David Bonior brought 75 ethics charges against Newt, 74 which were found to have no merit whatsoever (and people say that Ken Starr is on a "witch hunt?"). The last charge, whether Newt funded his college class "Renewing American Civilization" properly, was too complicated a tax issue for the committee to investigate on its own, so they brought in an outside tax expert to investigate. Two charges arose out of this investigation.

    The first 'charge' from the ethics committee is that he "may have" violated tax law by using tax-deductible contributions from nonprofit organizations to teach an allegedly partisan college course.

    The second 'charge' from the committee is that, in the course of the investigation, Newt provided false information to the committee. And what was this "false information?" Newt testified that the above contributions were in fact made by those organizations to "Renewing American Civilization." He filed papers that stated the very same thing. This is never a fact that anyone was trying to hide. But one paper filed with the committee stated that those groups did not make the contributions. For this, there was an uproar about Newt's ethics, and he was fined.

    Basically, Newt was fined $300,000 because he didn't read his lawyers' documents carefully. I could really get into the hypocrisy of this in light of the fact that people want to excuse Bill Clinton for lying under oath, (maybe if the course Newt had taught was about SEX the Democrats would feel differently) but that's not the point of this article.

    Well, after a 3.5 year probe, after Newt paid the $300,000 fine, the IRS announced on February 3, 1999, that it found NO IMPROPRIETIES IN THE TAX FILINGS of Gingrich and the sponsoring Progress and Freedom Foundation. The IRS said the principles taught in the course were not of use only in political campaigns. "The ... course taught principles from American civilization that could be used by each American in everyday life whether the person is a welfare recipient, the head of a large corporation, or a politician."

    Well isn't that nice - and isn't that what Newt had been saying all along?

    In other words, the ethics charges David Bonior filed against Newt were ALL bogus. Every single one of them. In the end, what was Newt's "ethics problems"? One of the papers filed by his lawyers had an error and Newt didn't catch it. That little oversight cost $300,000.

    Newt Gingrich Cleared - Now How About a Refund?
    Well, ain't that grand...This smear is still being carried forward even though the IRS found nothing wrong, and it was a demo hit job by Bonior against Gingrich...


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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Damn! How many more Gingrich Morality threads are you Lefties going to start on here? Scared to attack his platform, fiscal record, or policy proposals? Afraid they might outshine those of "The Annointed One"? What's the matter, three years of "Hope and Change" still isn't standing up to what the GOP candidates are proposing? Much fear I sense in you.

    *Note: Funny how Newt's popularity ratings are soaring........even after the "big revelation" that he has some hefty baggage when it comes to his marriage values or lack thereof.
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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Clinton and Gingrich both remind me of Snake oil Salesmen.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointy View Post
    Clinton and Gingrich both remind me of Snake oil Salesmen.
    Then God only knows what Obama reminds you of ...... bridge salesman maybe ?

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The ethics charges against him were completely bogus in the first place, and pure partisan hackery...
    Then why did the Republicans force him out of Congress and fine him $300,000.



    Well, ain't that grand...This smear is still being carried forward even though the IRS found nothing wrong, and it was a demo hit job by Bonior against Gingrich...
    Doesn't have a thing to do with Republicans forcing him out of office for ethics violations.
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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Then why did the Republicans force him out of Congress and fine him $300,000.

    Doesn't have a thing to do with Republicans forcing him out of office for ethics violations.
    He wasn't fined.

    He made many enemies with the entrenched Republican Establishment. He was exonerated by the IRS and Federal Cirsuit Court of any true wrongdoing. His mistake was telling the political establishment to **** itself.

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    He wasn't fined.

    He made many enemies with the entrenched Republican Establishment. He was exonerated by the IRS and Federal Cirsuit Court of any true wrongdoing. His mistake was telling the political establishment to **** itself.
    "The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House's 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing."

    Washingtonpost.com: House Reprimands, Penalizes Speaker
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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The ethics charges against him were completely bogus in the first place, and pure partisan hackery...
    as was the impeachment of Bill Clinton. But, wait, Clinton was exonerated but Newt was not.

    Pure partisan hackery???? interesting, the house voted 395-28 to reprimand and fine him. Seems to me there were more than 28 Republicans at the time (especially given he was the Speaker).

    Sorry, you can have your opinion, but they are contrary to the facts..... I can think the sky is dark green, but it doesn't make it so....

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    Re: Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Clinton and Gingrich represent a microcosm of society that also included Jefferson, JFK, FDR, and LBJ to name a few. I'm sure they all lied about their infidelity. One of Clinton's problems is that he lied under oath. One of Gingrich's problems is that he got caught in his sexcapades as a non-president.

    Not that I approve of their behavior but, God willing, the sun will rise tomorrow.
    What people consistently fail to comprehend is not that Newt is a serial philander (as he is), but that the party that supposedly is all about family values and touts some type of moral high ground takes him seriously. Moreover, the fact that Christian Evangelicals would even consider him shows their own relative morality. Even Christian Evangelicals are showing that power is more important than principle.

    If Newt is nominated, the Republicans can never again claim to have a moral compass.

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