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Rick Perry is now on the Newt Gingrich bandwagon and the relentless march for true social conservative values. Dropping out of the race today, Rick Perry said, via Christian Science Monitor:
“I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country… Newt is not perfect, but who among us is? The fact is, there is forgiveness for those who seek God - and I believe in the power of redemption for it is a central tenant of my Christian faith.”
ABC News will air the Brian Ross interview with Newt Gingrich’s wife Marianne tonight at 11:30 pm EST.
In her first television interview since the 1999 divorce, to be broadcast tonight on Nightline, Marianne Gingrich, a self-described conservative Republican, said she is coming forward now so voters can know what she knows about Gingrich.
In her most provocative comments, the ex-Mrs. Gingrich said Newt sought an “open marriage” arrangement so he could have a mistress and a wife.
She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.
“And I just stared at him and he said, ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do,’” Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. “He wanted an open marriage and I refused.”
Marianne described her “shock” at Gingrich’s behavior, including how she says she learned he conducted his affair with Callista “in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington.”
“He always called me at night,” she recalled, “and always ended with ‘I love you.’ Well, she was listening.”
All this happened, she said, during the same time Gingrich condemned President Bill Clinton for his lack of moral leadership.
Around the coffee shops: The Daily Mail writes that Newt’s two daughers from his first marriage Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman sent an emotional letter to ABC in support of their father. It said:
The failure of a marriage is a terrible and emotional experience for everyone involved. Anyone who has had that experience understands it is a personal tragedy filled with regrets, and sometimes differing memories of events.
Our father is running for President because of his grandchildren — so they can inherit the America he loves… To do that, President Obama must be defeated.
FOX News reports the same facts as above with no commentary. They are running the headline ‘Gingrich Reportedly Sought ‘Open Marriage’, Ex-Wife Claims’.
Rick Perry Out of Race
God Bless America! The insanity of Rick Perry’s campaign to be president of these United States is over. The LA Times quotes one Perry supporter — who refused to state his/her name — as saying Perry was badly damaged by his GOP debate performances.
“Governor Perry is a true conservative. It is disappointing that his campaign for president did not connect with early state voters. His message was strong but his delivery in early debates left significant doubt in voter’s minds that he could just not overcome,” the supporter said. “He defined himself as not being able to stand toe to toe with Barack Obama and was never given a second look as his skills dramatically improved. He is truly a good man.”
We believe the Perry supporter is ultra kind to the Texas governor and use this opportunity to share absolutely valid reasons why Rick Perry would be a hideous choice for president of America — if the focus is people and not his business cronies or the religious ultra-right.
Perry’s Deplorable Texas A&M Grades
“How old do you think the Earth is?” asked a little boy innocently as his mother hovered behind him outside the cafe. He asked Perry what he thought about the theory of evolution.
“It’s a theory that’s out there, and it’s got some gaps in it,” Perry said.
“Ask him why he doesn’t believe in science,” the mother prompted.
We are speechless that a person with this academic record is running to be president of the United States — and touted by Wall Street. God give us strength to digest Rick Perry’s college transcript! It is horrific.Perry originally attended Texas A&M University to pursue a pre-veterinary major but switched to animal sciences, reportedly because of his low GPA. In his freshman and sophomore year, Perry struggled with core science classes, earning D’s in several organic chemistry classes and C’s in general chemistry and physics. Perry also got a D in Principles of Economics — this man who says he understands how to restore America’s economy.
AOC on Rick Perry
Texas As An Example of What’s Ahead for States
The state of Texas has some of the most restrictive policies in the US regarding minors’ access to prescription birth control without parental consent, according to the Dallas Morning News. Texas has the highest rate of teen pregnancy live births in America, according to a 2010 Guttmacher Institute report, while the state ranks 4th in overall pregnancy rate.
While we all celebrate the new survey results suggesting that sexual activity may be down among teens, Texas is a real-world look at what’s ahead for taxpayers. In terms of educational test scores, Texas is at the bottom.
- Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
- Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
Blow the Trumpet in Zion!
‘Rick Perry’s Army of God’, written in Sept 2009, introduces us to Tom Schlueter of Arlington and Bob Long of San Marcos, two pastors who not only support Rick Perry as America’s next president, but consider themselves to be prophets of God. So consumed with importance are these two men, that they consider themselves modern-day apostles and prophets, with a direct line to God.
Yesterday, our focus was Michele Bachmann’s direct line to God — in her own words.
Today, we learn more about a little-known movement of radical Christians who are determined to take over the US government, subordinating all Americans to their view of not only God’s grand plan for Texas. Schlueter and Long have proclaimed that Texas was ‘The Prophet State, ‘annointed by God to lead the United States into revival and Godly government.
The Texas Observer writes that Perry is their man.
If you’re a Democrat, you’re dead meat. These prophets believe that Democrats are controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. You think I exaggerate. Last weekend the man who probably seeks to be our next president hugged Alice Patterson, a self-proclaimed apostle from San Antonio who believes the Democratic Party is controlled by ‘an invisible network of evil comprising an unholy structure’ released by the demon Jezebel.