Friday, January 20, 2012
Here is how an effective propaganda outfit does it:
Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.Newt Gingrich's three marriages mean he might make a strong president -- really
By Dr. Keith Ablow
Published January 20, 2012
I will tell you what Mr. Gingrich’s personal history actually means for those of us who want to right the economy, see our neighbors and friends go back to work, promote freedom here and abroad and defeat the growing threat posed by Iran and other evil regimes.
First, one note on what Mr. Gingrich’s married life, including his history of infidelity does not mean: It does not mean that Mr. Gingrich would be unfaithful to the United States of America or the Constitution of the United States.
You can take any moral position you like about men and women who cheat while married, but there simply is no correlation, whatsoever—from a psychological perspective—between whether they can remain true to their wedding vows and whether they can remain true to the Oath of Office.
I want to be coldly analytical, not moralize, here. I want to tell you what Mr. Gingrich’s behavior could mean for the country, not for the future of his current marriage. So, here’s what one interested in making America stronger can reasonably conclude—psychologically—from Mr. Gingrich’s behavior during his three marriages:
1) Three women have met Mr. Gingrich and been so moved by his emotional energy and intellect that they decided they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with him.
2) Two of these women felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married.
3 ) One of them felt this way even though Mr. Gingrich was already married for the second time, was not exactly her equal in the looks department and had a wife (Marianne) who wanted to make his life without her as painful as possible.
Conclusion: When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we’ll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we’ll want to let him go after one.
4) Two women—Mr. Gingrich’s first two wives—have sat down with him while he delivered to them incredibly painful truths: that he no longer loved them as he did before, that he had fallen in love with other women and that he needed to follow his heart, despite the great price he would pay financially and the risk he would be taking with his reputation.
Conclusion: I can only hope Mr. Gingrich will be as direct and unsparing with the Congress, the American people and our allies. If this nation must now move with conviction in the direction of its heart, Newt Gingrich is obviously no stranger to that journey.
Dr. Ablow seems to be a "Dr. Feelgood." I wonder what his prescription log looks like. His advice may fuel libertarian libertines.
You can't make lemonade without lemons!
John Oliver did a satirical piece on the same subject. I guess you can't satirize the self-satirizing FoxNews:
A fairly major component of GOP voters would like nothing more than a President who will sit down with them, look them in the eye, and tell them he wants to fck other countries. They couldn't be prouder.
Hmmm...let's see how he would analyze Obama if he were a serial adulterer:
"I will tell you what Mr. Obama’s personal history actually means for those of us who want to right the economy, see our neighbors and friends go back to work, promote freedom here and abroad and defeat the growing threat posed by Iran and other evil regimes.
First, one note on what Mr. Obama’s married life, including his history of infidelity means: It means that Mr. Obama would be unfaithful to the United States of America or the Constitution of the United States."
You can take it from there.
You sure he didn't pen this for The Onion? Completely insane.
Doesn't matter anyway. Gingrich has about as much chance being elected president as I do. His racist dog-whistles appeal to the extreme right, but no one else. Independents hate his guts.
Gingrich is a vile and disgusting person.