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Newt Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, has apparently inherited her father’s conservative views and his staggering talent for hypocrisy. Now a columnist for conservative website Townhall, she actually had the chutzpah to take on Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer for running for office after sex scandals.

Donald Trump’s tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective, “@realDonaldTrump: With Spitzer & Anthony Weiner running for office, New York is pervert central! Pathetic.”

Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home? Only they know for sure — their reasoning is probably a bit different than their public pronouncements.

They may have been inspired by the recent election of the disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who won the special election for his state’s 1st Congressional District of South Carolina on May 7 against Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Bear in mind that she is the daughter of Newt and his first wife, on whom he cheated with the woman who became his second wife, on whom he subsequently cheated with the woman who became his third wife. And she supported his presidential campaign in 2012. The self-righteous hypocrite doesn’t fall far from the tree, apparently.

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  1. mmfwmc says

    “The self-righteous hypocrite doesn’t fall far from the tree, apparently.”

    But it does land on its head :)

  2. says

    It’s obvious.

    Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home?

    In her mind, Newt Gingrich is not a lesser man.

  3. raven says

    Don’t forget Mark Sanford.

    Former governor of SC, his wife divorced him after his affair, and then got a restraining order when he started harassing her. Just reelected senator in SC. (My main complaint about Sanford is that he just seems slimy and creepy. Ted Bundy class creepy. His ex wife seems to agree.)

    Hypocrisy is one of the three main sacraments of fundie xianity.

    If they do it god forgives them. If someone not of the tribe does it, that just proves they are evil.

  4. david says

    It’s not fair to blame the daughter for the father’s actions. She would only be a sanctimonious hypocritical airhead riding on her dad’s name recognition if she herself had been involved in a scandal or inappropriate affair. Give her the break she deserves. As it is, she’s only a sanctimonious airhead riding on her dad’s name recognition.

  5. says

    It’s called “Patriotism”, Ed!
    Spitzer and Weiner are just dumb, sleazy and untrustworthy men (also, they’re Democrats).
    Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, loves America too much to not run around putting his dick in things.

  6. says

    You should have pity on her. Jackie Gingrich Cushman suffers from a congenital defect, which effect so many of our poor right-wing children. She lacks complete and total self-awareness. Why just the other day, she spent ten hours yelling at a poor girl. Calling her a whore and much much worse. All the time, poor Jackie was unaware that she was looking at a mirror. It’s a shame. You know for just pennies a day, you to can help*.

    (* I’m starting a charity, in which everytime a right wing pundit says something which shows a complete and utter lack of self awareness, I throw pennies at their heads. I call it “Hard Pennies for Bad Thoughts.”)

  7. Randomfactor says

    But gosh darn it, it’s only because Newt loves his country so much that he cheated on his wives. If he’s again elected to public office, he swears that this time he’ll be faithful to his wife and screw over only the voters.

  8. cptdoom says

    Bear in mind that she is the daughter of Newt and his first wife, on whom he cheated with the woman who became his second wife, on whom he subsequently cheated with the woman who became his third wife.

    Oh, it’s far worse than that. Newt didn’t simply cheat on his second wife with his current wife, he specifically hired his current wife onto the staff of the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives so they could more easily conduct their adultery, meaning Newt deliberately misused government funds to continue his sexual peccadilloes. Of course that also means his current wife took money from a man to whom she was not married in exchange for sexual favors, which pretty much is the definition of prostitution.

    If that weren’t bad enough, Newt’s current wife is such a good Roman Catholic she wanted her marriage to Newt to be recognized by the Church. That required him to convert and to denounce his previous two marriages as immoral mistakes (accepting the Church’s decision that neither was a valid “lifestyle choice” and thus could not be considered “marriages”) while simultaneously declaring his daughters from the first marriage to be bastards. And she still worked for his campaign.

  9. zenlike says

    It’s not fair to blame the daughter for the father’s actions.

    True, but then again, no one is blaming her for what her father did, but Ed is criticising her own words. We can blame her for that.

    She would only be a sanctimonious hypocritical airhead riding on her dad’s name recognition if she herself had been involved in a scandal or inappropriate affair. Give her the break she deserves.

    No, she is hypercritical because she supported her father while blaming others for similar things her father has done.

  10. zenlike says

    … and the computer gods have et my blockquote :(

    The last paragraph was mine. In short yes, she is a hypocrite and no she doesn’t deserve a break.

  11. brucegee1962 says

    A bit OT, but did anyone see Mark Shields on the News Hour when asked about those two? His response was that the two of them shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence: Wiener was basically just a showboater with no sense of ethics, whereas Spitzer was a true public servant and one of the finest anti-Wall Street crusaders ever, who had the decency to try to start again at the bottom. I like Shields.

  12. eamick says

    Don’t forget Mark Sanford.

    Former governor of SC, his wife divorced him after his affair, and then got a restraining order when he started harassing her. Just reelected senator in SC.

    Reelected to the House.

  13. D. C. Sessions says

    Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home?

    You mean like Senator Vitter?

  14. Wylann says

    Someone with the name Gingrich, and quoting Trump? There’s a blackhole of stupid….

  15. caseloweraz says

    Cushman: “Donald Trump’s tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective…”

    Of course, because when anyone wants insightful perspective supported by highly cogent, deeply reasoned arguments, they go to someone’s tweeted message.

    And especially to Donald Trump’s tweeted message.

    This double dose of snark has been brought to you by Lancastrian Martial Arts.

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