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Newt Gingrich “told gay Iowan to vote for Obama”

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  1. Gingrich, serial adulterer on this third marriage (with a 300,000 ethics violation fine under his belt) has made it clear that he has no intention of fulfilling the oath that he is required to take if made president. That alone should immediately disqualify him. Except, of course, he doesn’t actually want to win. Gingrich is a professional candidate, why would he take a pay cut and have to work hard by being President, when he can do book tours and suck up lobbying fees for doing very little? I think that this, his signing of the NOM marriage pledge, his signing of a “personhood” pledge, are Newt imploding on purpose because he has unexpectedly found himself a front runner, and it’s not what he actually wants. He’s a grifter, nothing more.

    1. Miguel Sanchez 21 Dec 2011, 3:37pm

      That’s typical of him. I hope he wins the nomination because polls show he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning against Obama.

    2. David Myers 23 Dec 2011, 12:51pm

      Got to hand it to you Valksy. You sure “read his beads” correctly. Good work.

  2. Cambodia Guesthouse 21 Dec 2011, 1:22pm

    Well, this speaks volumes for any gay person thinking of voting for a republican candidate…

    You heard the man…. VOTE OBAMA!!!

    1. Yup any Gay American who votes Republican will be kissing their rights goodbye…

      1. Miguel Sanchez 21 Dec 2011, 3:35pm

        WELL SAID

    2. Sadly, there will be many gay republicans voting. Some will vote for whoever receives the nomination for president, some will vote for Ron Paul who plays both sides. One the one side he supports the Defence of Marriage Act in states that so legislate while on the other, he supports those who legislate and pass marriage equality. Even if the economy were booming and jobs plentiful, they’d still vote republican because equality isn’t the number one priority in their agenda. Lowering taxes which they deludes themselves into thinking creates jobs and fattening their portfolios are far more important.

      1. Miguel Sanchez 21 Dec 2011, 3:40pm

        Well said, I’m voting Obama!

      2. But the Republicans want to increase taxes for middle and lower earners, and just reduce them for the super rich. They don’t stand a chance of beating Obama whoever gets the nomination.

  3. Excellent advice!!!

    1. Good advice for all US voters!

  4. Lets agree that any gay person who votes Republican is clinically insane. You might aswell be a muslim voting for Stephen Yaxley-Lennon or a jew voting for David Irving.

  5. Lets agree any gay person voting Republican is clinically insane. You might aswell be a muslim voting for Stephen Yaxley-Lennon or a jew voting for David Irving.

  6. Another Hannah 21 Dec 2011, 2:13pm

    What id you expect from this arsehole. I only hope that he and all the other wonderful perfect arseholes split off, form their own nation and then us inferiors can fight them, and we’ll see just how wonderful they are.

  7. I find myself amazed that I am going to write this, but for once I entirely agree with Gingrich … LGBT voters should not vote republican – they should vote for Obama …

    If he wants to lose (give or take) 6% of the electorate, then he should continue working the way that he is …

    Most presidential elections are much closer than a 6% margin

    1. It’s refreshingly honest at least, in the Gerald Ratner sense of the word ‘honest’

      1. Is that because all Gingrich has to say is cr@p? :-D

        1. I was thinking in terms of “deliberately shooting himself in the foot” honesty but yours works just as well.

  8. The real reason Gingrinch (yes, to me he is like a real-life “Grinch”) is running is only because of his tremendous ego. I hope and pray that he wins the Republican nomination because he does not even stand a CHANCE against Obama! Even the Republicans hate him!

    And as for Gay Republicans — to me that is like an African-American person joining the Ku Klux Klan!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Miguel Sanchez 21 Dec 2011, 3:43pm

      Britany,
      That’s an interesting analogy but I have to agree with you. The Grinch stuffed his foot in it this time.

    2. David Myers 23 Dec 2011, 12:58pm

      I call such people “Aunt Toms” (with appologies to the American civil rights movement which called blacks who where happy to indulge white supremists for their own personal advancement or advantage – “Uncle Toms” (based on some of the behavior of Mark Twain’s black character in “Tom Sawyer” or “Huck Finn”.

  9. Newt Serial Husband Gingrich wants to stop same sex couples marrying, what a hypocrite and total failure he is.

  10. Odious man, Newt Gingrich.

    1. Some people just live up to their monikers – What else can you say about a guy named after pond-life…

      1. I do believe Newts everywhere have just been insulted by your comment.

        1. My apologies, that was a bit Newtonian… erm… Newtist… what’s the correct terminology here?
          Some of my best friends are water-borne lizards, etc…

          1. David Myers 23 Dec 2011, 1:01pm

            Perhaps Darwinian, because the newt is clearly a higher evolved life form than Newt!

  11. Maybe someone can enlighten me as I’m a British outsider looking in, now I can understand a gay person being a fiscal conservative etc but why on earth would/does any gay person even consider voting for the Republicans? Pretty much all the contenders want to take away fundamental rights of gay citizens.

    1. And they have recently been voting to increase taxes on the middle class and reduce them on the super rich. Just to oppose Obama. They sure know how to make themselves popular!

    2. Self loathing.

  12. Was there any doubt? =)

  13. All the contenders are losers, none really wants to win in this economic climate. They are happier just trying to oppose anything Obama does, rather than take a responsible approach to the economy, which would involve cooperating with him.

    The Protestants are all now actively campaigning against Newt now anyway, because they don’t believe anything such a sinful person says.

  14. de Villiers 21 Dec 2011, 8:43pm

    The religious right does have a continued obsession with sexuality. The left, however, also has its own puritanical streak – but with different things. ‘Low-brow’ pursuits such as smoking, boxing, fast-food, the erosion of free speech in favour of excessive political correctness – each side wants to legislate against their own pet issues.

  15. It’s truly refreshing to see that Republicans are capable of giving good advice from time to time.

  16. The straight Christians control the America government and the Christian CIA and other secret agencies use psychological warfare on LGBT people as well as impose their will on LGBT Americans by using harassment and violence. This is why LGBT people in America are not free to marry or get good jobs or do as well as Christian straight people. LGBT people are the last slaves to be freed in America except for some minority religions;)

    1. de Villiers 22 Dec 2011, 7:39pm

      That’s a bit over the top, no?

  17. I cannot believe that gay rights are still a campaign issue in the US.

    Is gay marriage really more of a concern to the US electorate than the fact that their democratic system has been sold to corporate America, and that Obama is in the pockets of corporate America as much as Gingrich is – he simply uses nicer language.

    It really doesn’t matter who wins the election. Unless there is a fundamental move towards democracy in the US, whoever wins will be serving their corporate paymasters.

    1. de Villiers 22 Dec 2011, 7:40pm

      I’m not sure that “corporate paymasters” have a particular view on gay rights.

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