Newt Gingrich’s Vintage Female Problem

He doesn't seem to like older women. They ought to take revenge at the ballot box.

By Susan J. Douglas

As Newt Gingrich has gnashed and snarled his way through the Republican primary's gladiatorial spectacle, much has been made of the massive hypocritical gaps between his rhetoric and his behavior. We've learned that Mr. "Family Values," the Christian crusader leading the pitchforked crowd against the [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

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    All women should shun him.  It’s not just older women that Gingrich doesn’t like.  He also doesn’t like for long the women he marries and his multiple affairs smack of sexualizing women.  Who needs that, at any level—but especially in public office?

    Posted by Deborah Montesano on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Gingrich would be laughable, were it not for the fact that some vastly uninformed folks take him seriously. As Tom Tomorrow eloquently observed, NG couldn’t be more repulsive if he was a shape-shifting alien with his mask torn off… Yeech!

    Yet I fear that Newt’s serial misogyny is fairly standard-issue for Washington politicians - his example is just a little more overt - and grotesque - than the usual case. Men in power are invariably dismissive of others - one reason why none of them should hold public office - and their shoddy treatment of women is merely one aspect of the generally elitist, misanthopic “Type A’ powerbroker personality.

    On the other hand, anybody who still votes for any of these clowns, of any party, gets what they deserve!


    Posted by Hermies Purrbuckets on Feb 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Everyone opposed to this misogyny needs to get involved in the campaigns of female candidates with integrity.  Women who will stand up for women are the best antidote.

    Posted by Deborah Montesano on Feb 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    How about us gay guys? Can we shun him too?

    And can we join the Betty White fan club? :)

    Posted by Immanent_Universal on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    OMGod! you damm librals make me so sick! You all a bunch of dirty stinky hippy communist socialist! Go back home to Stalin you gooffs! Everybody know that woman are placed hear by GOD as divine vessel for bringing glorious to men’s babys! For the glory of our owne true God!

    Let us bend down on wounded knee to prays our lord Jesus Christ, amen, please dear god get rid of stinking hippy commies!

    We need more mighty men like Mr. Newt Gingrich who nows what a women wants and what are great nation needs now more fearing God-Men!

    We need more mighty god-woman like Ms. Sarah Palin , every time I see her I am so exited I have to masticate into my own month!

    Vote GOP!


    Posted by Redd Saxx on Mar 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    I think that this is a sensitive subject to talk about and I am sure that there are happening a lot of weird that really need to be solved, because it can’t continue in this way no more.. :)
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    Posted by emily harris on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:47 AM