Newt Gingrich Flashback: I Cheated on my Wife Because I love my Country and God Will Forgive me, Anyway

By the Left Coast Rebel

Character counts.

Since it wasn't covered at LCR, we bring you this flashback to early March of this year, Newt's "I cheated on my wife because I was working so hard for my country" moment:

This is one of the most truly shameless cases of pandering to Christian conservatives that I have ever seen, transcribed from the video above:

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,” Gingrich told CBN’s David Brody, in an interview taped at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition…

“And what I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation ethics, I was doing things that were wrong, and yet, I was doing them,” Gingrich said. “I found that I felt compelled to seek God’s forgiveness. Not God’s understanding, but God’s forgiveness. I do believe in a forgiving God. And I think most people, deep down in their hearts hope there’s a forgiving God. Somebody once said that when we’re young, we seek justice, but as we get older, we seek mercy. There’s something to that, I think.”

Buh-bye, Newt, you were toast long before your threw Paul Ryan under the bus.

This guy makes Sarah Palin like a total class act.

Via Memeorandum.


  1. This may be the first post I disagree with you on! Some years ago Newt converted to Catholicism, which has a deeper understanding of forgiveness, reconciliation, and penance than I would say any other religion out there because they have the Sacrament of Confession. I'm certain, especially through the quote above, that what he did weighed heavily on him and he confessed those sins.

    Sure, we can hang his past transgressions like a cloud over his head just like we do with everyone else, but in the face of eternity our bickering over his PAST sins won't mean much if he's already found forgiveness with God.

    (PS. I still won't vote for the man.)

  2. Lars: Thanks for the comment. I disagree in that it seems that Gingrich used his moment of reconciliation as a cynical campaign moment. I think that he lacks character and a better man would know it and disqualify himself from Highest Office.

  3. Doesn't get any more American than that... ask Arnie

    btw, I heard the Sperminator is next in line for that IMF job lol

  4. James, it's not as much the infidelity that bothers me but the way he handles it here. I have no patience for immoral losers that pander to naive Christian conservatives, throw conservatives under the bus, lie about being for limited govt....

    We live in a different age and Newt's cheating alone should make him a non start.

  5. Considering Limbaugh's reaction yesterday, I think Newt continues to cook his goose.

  6. Totally agree, Clay. I am happy to see it because by hook or crook we need to weed out these charlatans from the presidential field.

  7. Here in Germany the people often ask me, "why do the Americans pay so much attention to 'politker' personal lives?"...
    My response is: "If they will have little or no respect for personal matters, how much can we expect them to have over the issues of our lives?"...
    Lars, I wish you would look close at the denomination you are following... Our confessions are between Jesus and us only!


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