The human toll John Edwards took is heartbreaking

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    The trial is showing just how callous and self serving this man was.

    Bless the Democrats who had the conviction and love of country to "give him up" to various tipsters so they could stop his run for the Presidency.

    What a scumbucket.

    I've been following this at the DM. This testimony ripped my heart out today.

    Palmieri was with the Edwards family when Elizabeth died in December of 2010 after battling cancer.

    She broke down in tears describing what Elizabeth said: 'She was concerned that when she died, there would not be a man who loved her there,' Palmieri said, though she noted that John Edwards was there in the end.

    Read more: White House staffer to testify at John Edwards trial about 2007 fight in hotel room where Elizabeth confronted donor about paying off Rielle Hunter | Mail Online
     
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    Yeah... I wish the Republicans had the same conviction to go after Gingrich.
     
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    Yes...Gingrich supporters are crying.
     
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    They kinda did. He was quite the political animal and it took awhile to get rid of him.


    In the summer of 1997 several House Republicans attempted to replace him as Speaker, claiming Gingrich's public image was a liability. The attempted "coup" began July 9 with a meeting of Republican conference chairman John Boehner of Ohio and Republican leadership chairman Bill Paxon of New York. According to their plan, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Boehner and Paxon were to present Gingrich with an ultimatum: resign, or be voted out. However, Armey balked at the proposal to make Paxon the new Speaker, and told his chief of staff to warn Gingrich about the attempted coup.[82]

    On July 11, Gingrich met with senior Republican leadership to assess the situation. He explained that under no circumstance would he step down. If he was voted out, there would be a new election for Speaker. This would allow for the possibility that Democrats, along with dissenting Republicans, would vote in Dick Gephardt as Speaker. On July 16, Paxon offered to resign his post, feeling that he had not handled the situation correctly, as the only member of the leadership who had been appointed to his position—by Gingrich—instead of elected.[83]

    Resignation

    In 1998 Republicans lost five seats in the House—the worst midterm performance in 64 years by a party not holding the presidency. Gingrich, who won his reelection, was held largely responsible for Republican losses in the House. The day after the election, a Republican caucus ready to rebel against him prompted his resignation of the speakership. He also announced his intended and eventual full departure from the House in January of 1999.[84] When relinquishing the speakership, Gingrich said he was "not willing to preside over people who are cannibals." And he said leaving the House would keep him from overshadowing his successor.[84]


    Newt Gingrich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Who? What? Where?
     
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    What I don't get it the "tit for tat game". Why can't libs just say Edwards is a scumbucket?
    Now back to this heartless soul, man oh man he was wrapping up so many people into his lies.

    Kudos to those Democrats who stood their ground and derailed his campaign.
     
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    Granny says he couldn't be guilty `cause he's so good lookin'...
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    John Edwards case mistrial declared
    31 May 2012 - John Edwards ran in 2008 for the Democratic White House nomination
     
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    The human toll President Bush took in Iraq took is heartbreaking.

    Not defending the asshole Edwards at all, just comparing scopes of impact.
    And pointing out the partisan driven hypocrisy of the right.
     
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    I guess there's no crime in pimping your dying wife out like a common whore while fathering a love child with a campaign staffer.,....
     

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