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Newt Gingrich: The Number One Reason Why He Won’t Get Elected

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Newt Gingrich announced Monday that he would announce his candidacy for the 2012 Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, which he did via an uncharacteristic attempt at upbeatness. His faux-optimism failed just as his presidential campaign will, but before we turn away, let’s look at the number one reason Newt Gingrich couldn’t get elected dog catcher, much less President.

READ: Newt Gingrich Announces Presidential Candidacy By Not Being Newt Gingrich

No one likes Newt Gingrich. I repeat: no one.

As a matter of fact, 42% of Americans just said they would “never” vote for Newt.

No one likes Newt Gingrich, and with good reasons — far too many reasons to go into here, for the simple fact is that Gingrich can’t even capture what is his base: conservative Republican Catholics and Christians.

Conservative Catholics, like, for instance, unassuming small-business entrepreneur, Dixie Meyers. Ms. Meyers — who goes by the name “@CatholicNotions” on Twitter, (see her profile photo, left) and named her small business, CatholicNotions.com – describes herself by saying, on her website, “In January 1997, I taught myself how to play the piano, in front of the Blessed Sacrament, at a nearby Catholic Church. “Contemplation” and “Beautiful Love Notes” and “Reece’s Lullabye” are my favorites. The later isn’t recorded yet.”

Myers tweeted Wednesday, “I WON’T VOTE for #NewtGingrich. He cheated on his wife, w/ the woman he’s married to now. He Supported a Lesbian Republican 4 Office. #DOMA

Gingrich converted to Catholicism a few years back, and recently with Calista, his third wife, made a documentary about the Pope.

If he can’t even capture the vote of a Dixie Meyers, whose vote can he capture?

 

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Right-Wing Militia Spokeswoman Defends Lynching of KY Governor in Effigy: Protesting ‘Is Not the Answer Any Longer’

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A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.

The backlash against the group’s actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as “unacceptable.”

“There is no place for hate in Kentucky,” he tweeted.

Responding to the backlash, one of the protest’s organizers took to Facebook and said that this is what happens when people have “stood by and watched this Governor drag people thru the mud and do nothing.”

“People have had enough, the rallies that you attend and speak at, do absolutely nothing to help the people of this State,” Kentucky 3Percenters Inc. State Secretary Patsy Kays Bush on Facebook. “It was not racist it was radical…You can condemn it till the cows come home but screaming and shouting in a microphone is not the answer any longer,….maybe it was in bad taste, maybe it was severe, maybe it was unexpected but at least it was something and I personally will stand by it to the absolute end.”

The protesters, who are part of a militia group that advocates for gun rights, were protesting against Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions at a Second Amendment rally in Kentucky over Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Trump Threatens to Pull GOP Convention Out of NC as First Tweet on Solemn Holiday – Then Says ‘Happy Memorial Day!’

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Memorial Day is a solemn American holiday. It was created for one reason and one reason only: to honor, and to mourn, the members of the U.S. Military who lost their lives while serving their country. It is not a happy day.

Given the coronavirus death toll will likely hit the 100,000 mark today, it is an especially solemn day.

Memorial Day is a day traditionally reserved by the nation’s elected leaders for reflection, visiting gravesites, laying wreaths, and perhaps a non-partisan, non-political speech. It is not a day for politics.

President Donald Trump woke up on this Memorial Day and decided to do things a president and a Commander-in-Chief should never do.

Trump continued his bizarre and heinous holiday tweetstorm by threatening to pull the GOP convention out of North Carolina. He claims he blames the state’s Democratic governor for not giving the RNC the promise they will be allowed to have a full house for their nominating convention, due to coronavirus concerns.

He then tweeted three words no Commander-in-Chief should ever say: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!”

That was followed by more political tweets.

 

 

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After Declaring Churches ‘Essential’ and Ordering States to Let Them Reopen Trump Spends Sunday at His Golf Club

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Despite having no constitutional authority to do so President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the nation’s governors to allow churches and all houses of worship to reopen “right away.” He threatened to “override” any governor who did not. To support his actions he declared churches “essential.”

On Sunday President Trump headed to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, according to press pool reports.

About 100,000 people in America have died from the coronavirus.

Sunday’s golf outing follows Trump spending several hours on the links on Saturday, the first time he’s golfed in 76 days.

Several protesters on Sunday stood outside the entrance to Trump’s club resort.

“I care do you, 100,000 dead,” one protestor’s sign read.

Related: Trump Demanded Churches Re-Open After Polls Found ‘Staggering Decline’ in Support From Christian Conservatives: Report

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