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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:44 AM
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Gay half-sister of Republican Gingrich backs Obama
Source: Chicago Tribune

Reuters
12:04 a.m. CST, December 8, 2011


(Reuters) - The gay half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed his position on gay rights on Wednesday and said she will support President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in the 2012 election.

Candace Gingrich-Jones, a gay rights activist, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she and her older half-brother, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, were "mutually respectful" but disagree on gay rights.

"He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues," Gingrich-Jones said.

She said she would "work really, really hard to make sure that President Obama is re-elected next year no matter who the Republican candidate is."

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-g...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:49 AM
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1. lol
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:55 AM
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2. Kind of reflects her interview on Rachel show, but no 'slam' involved.
Damn journalists! Life isn't interesting enough???
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JenniferJuniper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:16 PM
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13. I thought she was really sweet about him on Rachel
She's clearly fond of him as her brother and this gives her tons of credibility whens he says she would absolutely never vote for him for president. (I got the impression she wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher either.)
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:41 PM
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16. right
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BadtotheboneBob Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:03 PM
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19. I watched the Maddow interview and agree...
... she was very decent to him as her brother. Made no bones about disagreeing politically and on social policy, but hey, he's her brother and they probably get along fine. Who doesn't have a relative with opposing political beliefs. You sure could see the family resemblance.
p.s. Rachel, if you're reading this: I love your show. You are getting better and better and the format is morphing into something special.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:07 PM
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20. "He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues," Gingrich-Jones said.
Sorry Candace, I know he is your big brother and all that, but it is not just "those issues." Pretty much everything else also.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:07 AM
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3. Does Backmann have a gay sister also?
Wonder who SHE is voting for?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:57 AM
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9. Just her husband.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:52 PM
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17. Actually, I think she has a
stepsister who is gay.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:00 PM
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18. Stepsister, actually. nt
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:07 AM
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4. Does Backmann have a gay sister also?
Wonder who SHE is voting for?
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:19 AM
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5. Any kind of love is alright ... eom
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:21 AM
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6. Who knew, Gingrich has a good half? . . .
Too bad the half he hefts is rotten to its core. . .
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:32 AM
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7. ...hilarious.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:57 AM
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8. Sure hope Newt wins the nomination, it should be an easy victory for Obama.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:35 PM
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10. Funny, but not terribly interesting
I have many cousins and what not that are conservative as all get out. I don't think I would count on their votes in an election I was running in.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:47 PM
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21. Yeah,
I have a brother that probably wouldn't vote for me for dog catcher.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:59 PM
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11. Finally, a wedding Newt hasn't been to
:eyes:
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:04 PM
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12. Cool! Did you know that Phyllis Schlafly's gay son STILL worked at Eagle Forum?
John Schlafly, 53, the eldest of her six children, acknowledged he is gay in 1992. Since then, Phyllis Schlafly -- who believes homosexuality is wrong, because all sex outside marriage is wrong -- has had to publicly square her vehement opposition to gay rights with her son's sexuality.

''It's not a problem for anybody but the press," she said, a little impatiently, on Tuesday night. ''He is very supportive of everything I do. He's a good lawyer and very helpful. He is not a proponent of same-sex marriage."

Indeed, John Schlafly works for the activist group Schlafly founded in 1972, the Eagle Forum, and traveled to New York to help his mother at the convention.


("At 80, Schlafly is still a conservative force")

But good on Candace.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:16 PM
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14. For Phyllis and son, it's about keeping their power in society while denying others their rights.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 01:17 PM by freshwest
I doubt Phyllis 'believes' anything she is being paid to spout, just as I doubt whatever the right is preaching from one moment to the next. It's for the masses, to keep them diverted and divided.

Look to see these leaders of much hyped morality doing exactly what they say other people should not do, enjoying what they decry in others, hiding the money interest bankrolling them.

That's what they'll kill you for, interfering with their wealth. As far as hate crimes go, those are by the ignorant fools whose hearts are ready to find any excuse, in their petty way, achieve some power.

Cut out the words, look at what they do.

Good add to the thread, Alp, to show the hypocrisy.


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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:41 AM
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22. And Cheney's gay daughter is a rabid Republican, too. nt
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:22 PM
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15. Wow the half wit has a gay half sister with all her wits....
File this under the 'hunu' file.
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