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Newt Gingrich. I'm still amazed that a guy named Newt is so lauded in conservative circles. And if the name weren't bad enough, here's a guy who was largely responsible for the birth of the conservative movement that is currently imploding before our eyes. Bush was the endgame, Sarah Palin was the improbable. . .what. . .overtime? Sudden Death? And Newt was the kickoff.
He started with The Contract
with on America, became Speaker of the House, was unfaithful to his wife while impeaching a President for largely the same thing, and was eventually drubbed out of office. These days, he rights highly partisan books, and is a staple on FOX "News." Somehow, amazingly, his stock is rising in the now decimated GOP.
Recently, Newt appeared on The O'Reilly Factor (on FOX "News," naturally) to discuss California's Proposition 8, and the issue of same-sex marriage in general. He wasn't very nice, as you could imagine. But the not-so-secret truth is, Newt has a gay sister. She was semi-famous for a little while in the 90s, and even appeared on Friends. And she's not happy with her big brother. Good.
. . .The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it as -- and we embrace what it can be. You, on the other hand, seem incapable of looking for new ideas or moving beyond what worked in the past.
Welcome to the 21st century, big bro. I can understand why you're so afraid of the energy that has been unleashed after gay and lesbian couples had their rights stripped away from them by a hateful campaign. I can see why you're sounding the alarm against the activists who use all the latest tech tools to build these rallies from the ground up in cities across the country. . .
Read more at: Huffington Post