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Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Want Your Vote

Jim Burroway

December 21st, 2011

That’s according to one Iowa voter who went to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign stop at a coffee shop in Oskaloosa:

“I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him? And he told me to support Obama,” said Scott Arnold, an associate professor of writing at William Penn University.

…When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,” Arnold said. “It’s a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you’re told to support the other side. That he doesn’t’ need your support.”

Arnold is a registered Democrat who says he went to the campaign event with an open mind. Gingrich is on record as supporting a federal constitutional amendment banning marriage equality nationwide. He has appeared on Bryan Fischer’s radio program promising to “slow down” gay rights.

UPDATE: Did Gingrich really say that? Let’s go the the video

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tomchicago
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

no problem…as if I needed his exhortation to do anything.

Ryan
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

Done and done, Newt.

Timothy Kincaid
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

Easy enough. Now let’s consider the votes of my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. I’m guessing that he doesn’t want their votes either.

Karen
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

Amazing. There is something on which I agree with Newt. Never thought that would happen.

homer
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

It would be useful for the Republican candidates to make a list of which groups of Americans they do not want to vote for them.

Ken R
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

I clicked the first link above. Read about a half hour’s worth of the comments and I am amazed at the hate spewed there. But I shouldn’t be surprised really after the things I read on Right Wing Watch over the years.

While there are some comments in support of GLBT people, many are vile and hateful comments that support discrimination against the GLBT community based on the bible. Its odd that some would kneel before the serial adulterer Newt, but harshly rail against GLBT people as if they were nothing but pond scum. The “christian love” coming from these people is astounding. I cannot believe that its the bible that drives these people to hate the GLBT community but their own hate and use the bible as the excuse for it.

I cannot hate them myself. I pity them.

Kopter6
December 21st, 2011 | LINK

Watch out for people like this.
They get in and it’s 1933 again in Germany.
This time the scape goat is the homosexuals instead of the Jews.
Just – whatever you do – don’t go willingly into the showers.

Hunter
December 22nd, 2011 | LINK

@ Ken R

I don’t believe it’s the Bible that drives these people to hate — I think it’s much more likely that they are small, frightened people and the Bible is their excuse for hating.

After all, you can find something in the Bible to support just about any position you want to take on anything.

Priya Lynn
December 22nd, 2011 | LINK

Ken said “I cannot believe that its the bible that drives these people to hate the GLBT community but their own hate and use the bible as the excuse for it.”

Hunter said “I don’t believe it’s the Bible that drives these people to hate — I think it’s much more likely that they are small, frightened people and the Bible is their excuse for hating.”.

I’ve thought that for a long time. I’ve often encounted anti-gay bigots who weren’t particularly religious bring up the bible as though that were a motivating factor for their hate when it clearly was just an excuse.

Kopter6
December 22nd, 2011 | LINK

“I cannot hate them myself. I pity them.”
Dangerous to just pity them.
You better start to seriously hate them because they want you forever out of their sight.
To them pity = passive easy target.
Fight back any and all ways you can, be it physical and/or money donations to those who will fight for you.
This country WILL NOT protect you.
You are on your own – take appropriate measures.
Never give up, never stop fighting them, never surrender.

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