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Newt "sociopath" Gingrich - Great article in Esquire

Great article on Newt. More confirmation of sociopath behavior. This time from his his ex-wife.

There was something missing inside, so he had to think his way into doing the right thing. "Newt trained himself. He wasn't a natural. He doesn't have natural instincts and insights. Everything has to be a thought process first. It took years and years. It wasn't, 'I have this insight, I am compelled, I can do no other.' It was step by step by step by step, and it was all mental, all learned behavior."

And

"I've known Newt now for thirty years almost," says former congressman Mickey Edwards. "But I wouldn't be able to describe what his real principles are. I never felt that he had any sort of a real compass about what he believed except for the pursuit of power."

And

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.

He'd just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he'd given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.

The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, "How do you give that speech and do what you're doing?"

"It doesn't matter what I do," he answered. "People need to hear what I have to say. There's no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn't matter what I live."

http://www.esquire.com/features/newt-gingrich-0910

Also if you need ammo against a Newt lover the following article is great:
27 Reasons Why Newt Gingrich Would Be A Really, Really Bad President
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/27-reasons-why-new...



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Just crossed my mind

I was walking and talking with Newt one on one in July 2009 after an event, and I was saying how the CEO of the organization we were at, was a good guy, really polite, and treats everyone equally. We both know him. Newt told me, "Yeah, he's kind of like a politician in that sense." Further explanation led me to believe he thought it was sort of strategic. I was thinking, well, actually, maybe he (the CEO) really is just a nice guy. It's like in his mind when someone is nice, it's an act? We just moved on to another subject after that. Thought it was strange at the time though.

Being vague about names and places so I don't get in trouble.

Fascinating

and telling. A sociopath being born without empathy and conscience simply has no understanding of what it truly means to be a genuinely "nice guy". To them one is nice when it serves the manipulative purpose. For a sociopath it is a learned behavior. They recognize how nice guys act and replicate when needed the physical and verbal signals but never actually feel/understand what to "be nice" is. To them it's a weakness to be exploited both on those who are nice and those who respond favorably to those who are nice.

Thanks for sharing that. I trust if you have spent any reasonable amount of time with him that you may begin to recall other similar events that were unsettling. As you now start to consider him as potentially a sociopath such events will become apparent where before they likely created puzzled confusion.

HopeRenewed - 6/13/2011
Neither should we sacrifice Liberty for Safety nor Integrity for Concessions. True Liberty can not exist in the absence of integrity. Liberty gained through compromise is but a temporary illusion.

Best name I've seen yet for

Best name I've seen yet for the chameleon:

Loot Gingrich

'I Retract My Previous Debate Assessment' | Lew Rockwell's Political Theatre

http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2011/12/i-retrac...

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

As a lifetime Republican

As a lifetime Republican appalled at the treatment given to Ron Paul by the media and Republican party elites, I had resolved to vote for the Constitution or Libertarian party if Dr. Paul did not get the nomination just to show my disapproval of his unfair treatment, but if Newt gets the nod, I really think I may actually vote for Obama, I think Newt is that bad! And I would rather have a Democrat doing all the progressive, socialist damage to America rather than a Republican, because at least the Republicans would be aware of it and want to fight it instead of taking up for "their" guy and allowing it all to happen as they did with Bush! If Ron was treated with fairness and respect, this would not be an issue if he lost fair and square, but as it is, if he loses, I think it will be directly due to the way he was portrayed. I am still hoping that this will not be an issue, and that the Republicans wisen up and nominate the good doctor!

No No No!!!

We must vote for Ron Paul no matter what, even if it requires writing him in and we must communicate this to every and anyone at every opportunity.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-koerner/how-ron-paul-can...

HopeRenewed - 6/13/2011
Neither should we sacrifice Liberty for Safety nor Integrity for Concessions. True Liberty can not exist in the absence of integrity. Liberty gained through compromise is but a temporary illusion.

In some states you can't!!!

In some states you can't!!! in minnesota, write-in votes for president don't count!

clarification: all candidates

clarification: all candidates have to request ballot access, including write-ins. so, for example, anybody who wrote in Ron Paul in 2008 in minnesota, it didn't count, because Dr. Paul's campaign didn't request ballot access. Stupid law but I remember looking into it. So I voted libertarian.

Who did you vote for last

Who did you vote for last election? Just curious.

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I voted for Chuck Baldwin...

because Dr. Paul endorsed him.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Paul in the primary, neither

Paul in the primary, neither McCain nor Obama in the general.

There is no chance of a Newt presidency. None.

He's just the latest distraction. Mark my words.

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I agree with you.

and I voted you up but, isn't that what "they" say about Dr. Paul?

just sayin...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

A Gingrich presidency will be

A Gingrich presidency will be the worst of Bush and Obama combined. You will have a corporate whore installing "conservative" big goverment solutions along with a brutal Bush 2.0 foreign policy.

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Its not just newt, people.

I'm not sure that everyone understands that if Dr. Paul is not elected and we continue with the same policies there will be fighting in the streets.

Its already occurring, its just not focused upon so much.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Hope the Neo-com Zombies especially the women get wind of

this comment: "She's not pretty enough to be the first lady, and besides she has cancer".
Bahh-by

Newty's pretty much been a burden to

... single moms his whole life.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

This one is bad too:

Thanks

Hadn't yet seen that article. Adds to the list of historical behavior suggesting psychopathy.

HopeRenewed - 6/13/2011
Neither should we sacrifice Liberty for Safety nor Integrity for Concessions. True Liberty can not exist in the absence of integrity. Liberty gained through compromise is but a temporary illusion.

His mother got the name all

His mother got the name all wrong. Mrs. Gingrich should have named him "pig."

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Knute Gingrich, Un-American.

Knute Gingrich, Un-American.

Reading this story makes me think of an old rhyme.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

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I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

And like most power crazies

He doesn't even know it! No sense of guilt. There's alot of people like theat, I think pyschologists define that as a sociopath.
Also, there's alot of people incapable of empathy. That's developmental - you either get it by about 7 years or ya never get it.
He probably has neither ability to emphasize or ability to feel remorse.
Wierd.

lol

Hence the title of the post. :)

HopeRenewed - 6/13/2011
Neither should we sacrifice Liberty for Safety nor Integrity for Concessions. True Liberty can not exist in the absence of integrity. Liberty gained through compromise is but a temporary illusion.

Why do we have to go to...

... sources like Esquire and Rolling Stone to get "the rest of the story?"

Long article, but definitive and very useful. Here's an extract (Others might want to share their notable extracts for those who don't have the time to read through the whole article):

"But Marianne was having problems of her own. After going to the doctor for a mysterious tingling in her hand, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Early in May, she went out to Ohio for her mother's birthday. A day and a half went by and Newt didn't return her calls, which was strange. They always talked every day, often ten times a day, so she was frantic by the time he called to say he needed to talk to her.

"About what?"

He wanted to talk in person, he said.

"I said, 'No, we need to talk now.' "

He went quiet.

"There's somebody else, isn't there?"

She kind of guessed it, of course. Women usually do. But did she know the woman was in her apartment, eating off her plates, sleeping in her bed?

She called a minister they both trusted. He came over to the house the next day and worked with them the whole weekend, but Gingrich just kept saying she was a Jaguar and all he wanted was a Chevrolet. " 'I can't handle a Jaguar right now.' He said that many times. 'All I want is a Chevrolet.' "

He asked her to just tolerate the affair, an offer she refused.

He'd just returned from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he'd given a speech full of high sentiments about compassion and family values.

The next night, they sat talking out on their back patio in Georgia. She said, "How do you give that speech and do what you're doing?"

"It doesn't matter what I do," he answered. "People need to hear what I have to say. There's no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn't matter what I live."

When they got to court, Gingrich refused to cooperate with basic discovery. Marianne and her lawyer knew from a Washington Post gossip column that Gingrich had bought Bisek a $450 bottle of wine, for example, but he refused to provide receipts or answer any other questions about their relationship.

Then Gingrich made a baffling move. Because Bisek had refused to be deposed by Marianne's attorney, Newt had his own attorney depose her, after which the attorney held a press conference and announced that she had confessed to a six-year affair with Gingrich. He had also told the press that he and Marianne had an understanding.

"Right," Marianne says now.

That was not true?

"Of course not. It's silly."

Plano TX

marked

will read later today

I read it. I sure do not want

I read it. I sure do not want this man in the Oval Office. He has megalomania, among other things. Long article, but revealing.