I tried to explain this to mom like this. “Imagine telling someone they are stupid for being Jewish. This is not much different from telling someone they are stupid for being a republican,” I would say.
She never got my point. “Well, if they are mad at me for that, then they are stupid,” was her retort. I would then look for the nearest brick wall to beat my head against.
So now I have to write the thing that I think some of you will not like, but it has been on my mind for days. I have to let this out of my head. I can’t stand Newt Gingrinch and I am totally stunned by the fact that he is actually gaining in the polls.
It’s not that I can’t understand why anyone would like him. I mean, he’s obviously a very charismatic man and a great debater. What I don’t understand is how he can be successful under the conservative Christian brand? Perhaps my personal feelings are getting in the way of my politics here…
I truly believe that adultery says a lot about your character. I know some people say, “Well, they were just unhappy and then they found love with their real soul mate and moved on and that’s not the same as adultery. I mean, that marriage was over 11 years ago. People need to get over it.” At least this is what a friend of mine said about Newt during lunch last week.
I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it and I don’t like Newt. And I get to say that because I was in an unhappy marriage. I found out my spouse had been unfaithful to me throughout our marriage. I would have been justified by some to have a little payback sex with someone else. But I chose not to. Why? Because it’s WRONG!
Despite my nightmare divorce, I still believe in the sanctity of marriage. I still believe that when you say those vows, you should stand by them—no matter what. And if you decide that you need to move on, then by all means do so. But end your marriage first. Take your time to go through the proper channels and legally put an end to your marriage. Then you can have all the payback sex you want—but chances are if you actually take the time to get a proper divorce, you won’t be interested in payback sex or revenge.