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Old 12-21-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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I think criticizing Gingrich is like poking a dead cat with a stick at this point. But he keeps earning the jabs by reminding everyone what an a**-hole he really is.

A gay professor from William Penn College told the Des Moines Register he approached Newt at a rally and asked him how gay people can possibly support Gingrich's candidacy, given Newt's view on gay rights. The man said Newt replied: "Go support Obama"

So far, we only have the professor's account of the incident, and he admitted to the paper he's a Dem. But assuming it's true, it sounds like vintage Gingrich.

Gingrich may not care, but there ARE gay GOP voters across the country who are strong fiscal conservatives, and, dare I say, solid Christian "family values" types, who vote Republican in every election (one of them is a relative of mine).

And here's Newt telling these good Republicans to shove their votes, he doesn't want them!

Newt Gingrich is the reputed founder of the modern-day divisiveness that is part of our political lives now. This story illustrates why that is so.

Newt Gingrich to gay Iowan: Vote for Obama | Iowa Caucuses
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Yeah...we know...

Newt Gingrich to gay Iowan: Vote for Obama
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Love how newt keeps shooting himself in the foot and the bad thing is, there are still closed minded people who support him.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think criticizing Gingrich is like poking a dead cat with a stick at this point. But he keeps earning the jabs by reminding everyone what an a**-hole he really is.

A gay professor from William Penn College told the Des Moines Register he approached Newt at a rally and asked him how gay people can possibly support Gingrich's candidacy, given Newt's view on gay rights. The man said Newt replied: "Go support Obama"

So far, we only have the professor's account of the incident, and he admitted to the paper he's a Dem. But assuming it's true, it sounds like vintage Gingrich.

Gingrich may not care, but there ARE gay GOP voters across the country who are strong fiscal conservatives, and, dare I say, solid Christian "family values" types, who vote Republican in every election (one of them is a relative of mine).

And here's Newt telling these good Republicans to shove their votes, he doesn't want them!

Newt Gingrich is the reputed founder of the modern-day divisiveness that is part of our political lives now. This story illustrates why that is so.

Newt Gingrich to gay Iowan: Vote for Obama | Iowa Caucuses
I guess you only read your own postings, why do I say this? There is already a thread on this very issue, It was started and is very active, so you might want to read it...
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:51 AM
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Love how newt keeps shooting himself in the foot and the bad thing is, there are still closed minded people who support him.

It is actually stuff like this that makes those close minded people support him. If he had said something that expressed even the slightest hint of empathy for gays, the GOP base would have abandoned him overnight for someone willing to be more divisive and hateful. Newt knows the audience he is playing for right now.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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It is actually stuff like this that makes those close minded people support him. If he had said something that expressed even the slighest hint of empathy for gays, the GOP base would have abandoned him overnight for someone willing to be more divisive and hateful. Newt knows the audience he is playing for right now.
And thats the main reason why I abandoned to GOP many years ago. Looks like I won't be returning anytime soon.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I think criticizing Gingrich is like poking a dead cat with a stick at this point. But he keeps earning the jabs by reminding everyone what an a**-hole he really is.

A gay professor from William Penn College told the Des Moines Register he approached Newt at a rally and asked him how gay people can possibly support Gingrich's candidacy, given Newt's view on gay rights. The man said Newt replied: "Go support Obama"

So far, we only have the professor's account of the incident, and he admitted to the paper he's a Dem. But assuming it's true, it sounds like vintage Gingrich.

Gingrich may not care, but there ARE gay GOP voters across the country who are strong fiscal conservatives, and, dare I say, solid Christian "family values" types, who vote Republican in every election (one of them is a relative of mine).

And here's Newt telling these good Republicans to shove their votes, he doesn't want them!

Newt Gingrich is the reputed founder of the modern-day divisiveness that is part of our political lives now. This story illustrates why that is so.

Newt Gingrich to gay Iowan: Vote for Obama | Iowa Caucuses
Newt has a gay sister.

But I digress....the freak was only trying to pick an argument.

If you have strong Christian values (especially pro-life, and I'm not saying that Newt does) you only have republicans to vote for.

Just like if you have pro-abortion values. You will only vote for a like minded politician (usually a dem).
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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But I digress....the freak was only trying to pick an argument.

If you have strong Christian values (especially pro-life, and I'm not saying that Newt does) you only have republicans to vote for.

(usually a dem).
Isn't turning the other cheek and not judging others Christian value? what Christian values were you referring to?
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Frankly I'd never vote for Newt, but depending on HOW the message was conveyed I've got no problem with this. How is it a bad thing that a candidate would consider a person's personal situation and tell them "Oh, ok, I see where you are coming from, you will probably want to vote for the other guy then because my policies don't work for you"

Honesty and not trying to bow down to every special interest group on the planet is the way to go.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Frankly I'd never vote for Newt, but depending on HOW the message was conveyed I've got no problem with this. How is it a bad thing that a candidate would consider a person's personal situation and tell them "Oh, ok, I see where you are coming from, you will probably want to vote for the other guy then because my policies don't work for you"

Honesty and not trying to bow down to every special interest group on the planet is the way to go.
And hate becomes virtue in the conservative mind...
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