Newt Gingrich – Moral Crusader Against Infidelity

by anti-folk hero

First, read this article.

The following is a quote.

“Gingrich was an outspoken opponent of Bill Clinton, frequently attacking the President on his lack of morals. But Gingrich had more than his share of skeletons in the closet. Gingrich has been divorced twice and married three times. He called his second wife in the hospital while she was recovering from cancer treatment, to tell her that he was filing for divorce.

While the GOP-led Congress was crucifying President Clinton for carrying on an affair with Monica Lewinsky, Gingrich was busy carrying on an affair of his own. Gingrich was having an affair with a Congressional intern who would eventually become his third wife.”

– from http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/index.php/Newt_Gingrich

This goes right back to the discussion of morals we were just having. Claiming to be more moral than someone else is just a form of posturing that in reality has little to no effect on policy decisions. If anything, those who try hardest to be seen as moral are the ones who are most likely to be hiding their immorality. Normal people don’t need to regularly assert their moral superiority, as they are quite comfortable in expressing this through their actions instead of through their words. The next time you call someone else immoral, think about what you’re saying and see if you’re actually speaking your mind or just trying to inflate your reputation. If its the latter, then you are an actor playing a role and not a human making a decision.

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ewwwww, who would want to have an affair with this guy?

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Newt Gingrich – Moral Crusader Against Infidelity

  1. Hi. Thanks for your comment at my site. I hope you don’t mind, but I linked this article to my site on this subject.

  2. Thanks for the link! I really liked what you had to say. Its about time that we stop name calling along party lines and start talking about issues that affect all of us equally. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my site.

    I agree with your views on this topic. My favorite saying is, “He/She who lives in glass house should not cast stones.” And also, “Walk a mile in my shoes before you judge me.”

    I do not understand the human need to castigate each other in order to feel better about ourselves. We are all human. We all deserve respect.

    Again thank you.

  4. Couldn’t agree more. Although, playing gotcha as I have in this article is often the worst way of teaching someone a lesson about morals. If we really wanted to hold this over Newt, we’d forgive him instead of judging him. Alas, we’re only human.

  5. Great site and interesting reading

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