This here's the curriculum vitae for Newt Gingrich, officially a candidate for President of the United States by (un)popular demand. And now the Republithief FRONTRUNNER of all things, which sez oodles about the status of that less than grand "party!" LMFHO (LAUGHING MY FOOL HEAD OFF!)!
*Newt, as Speaker did everything he could to stymie Democratic President Bill Clinton, including the government shut down. He even went so far as to arrange for Mr. Clinton's impeachment for the moral transgression of marital infidelity, even as "Newt" was himself engaging in a 6 year campaign of abusing his family and wife with marital infidelity, via a 6 year fling! What a guy! The August 28th 1998 Salon Newsreel quotes Newt's one-time mistress Anne Manning, who had an affair with the married Candidate Gingrich in 1977 as follows: "We had oral sex. He prefers that modus operendi because then he can say 'I never slept with her.'" She added that Gingrich threatened her: 'If you ever tell anybody about this I'll say you're lying.'"
*During Speaker "Newt's" term he was charged with 84 ethics violations. And, according to Wikipedia, "On January 21, 1997 the House voted 395 to 28 to reprimand Gingrich, including a $300,000 "cost assessment" to recoup the cost of the investigation. This was the first time in the House's history that a speaker had been disciplined for ethics violations." Thank YOU Speaker "Newt!" His own party pretty much ditched him as the leader of the House Republicans by 1999, and in 2000 he didn't even bother running for re-election to his own house seat.
*Newt laid low for a couple of months, but eventually got himself a contract as a talking head on Rupert Murdoch's Faux Newschannel, a right wing TV station that is a comedy channel lampooning the notion of "Fair and Balanced" journalism, joining colleagues such as alcoholic-without-a-program Glenn Beck, and elderly flirter Bill O'Reilley.
*Newt made news recently by explaining to Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody why he cheats on his wives: "There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate."
*Not happy being just "one of" Faux News' stable of has-beens, he announced his latest gambit, a Presidential run this week. What a national treasure and hero, Newt Gingrich.
*Newt's moral qualifications for the office were well summed up this week by Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall: "Let's remember, Newt famously dumped wife #1 for wife #2 while wife #1 was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery...He eventually dumped wife #2 for wife #3 shortly after wife #2 was diagnosed with MS back in 1999. And he was having the affair on wife #2 with wife #3 while he was turning the country upside down trying to drive Bill Clinton from office for his affair with Monica Lewinsky."
Unabashed Left continues to Unabashedly and Unreservedly Endorse the re-election of our Awesome Incumbent President Barack Obama. Yes, We Can!