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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:58 PM
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Newt Gingrich: Only some gays are fascists....
:wtf:



from ThinkProgress:



Gingrich: My Claim About Gay Fascism Was A Very Narrowly Focused Reference

On Nov. 14, Bill OReilly and former House Speaker Newt Gingirch cited very limited incidents of thuggery by those protesting Proposition 8. Though the demonstrations such as throwing leaflets in a church were in no way the violence or really nasty stuff they decried, Gingrich declared the protests evidence of a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us.

New Yorker writer and editor Hendrik Hertzberg cited Gingrichs comments in his Dec. 1 Comment as an example of anti-gay bigotry is likely to get thicker and more toxic as it dries up. He added, This sort of sludge may or may not prove to be of some slight utility in the 2012 Republican primaries, but it is, increasingly, history.

After OReilly sent producers to accost Hertzberg on the street while lying about inviting him to appear on the show Gingrich also piled on the New Yorker writer, calling him a total jerk to Politico:

I thought the fact that OReilly played unedited the entire walking interview with Hertzbergwho is a total jerkwas just funny. If you go back and look at what I said, it was a very narrowly focused reference to people who were invading churches and in one case surrounding a 65-year-old person and harassing her about wearing a cross. Now, in my judgment, people who do that are fascists. And whether they are fascists on the right or fascists on the left, theyre fascists, because they believe in imposing their views on you, outside the law, or they believe in using the law to force you to change who you are. And Im opposed to fascism of any kind.


Gingrichs condemnation of a gay and secular facism that is prepared to use violence was hardly targeted. Jumping off only the most minimal prompt by OReilly, who cited protesters getting out of control very few days after the election, Gingrich painted the entire anti-Prop 8 and pro-gay marriage movements with one single fascist brush.

Its ironic, moreover, that Gingrich is upset at those using the law to force you to change who you are. Yet Gingrich seems to have no objection to anti-gay laws that prohibit people from adopting or marrying solely because of who they are.

Writing on his New Yorker blog about the OReilly attack, Hertzberg defended his original column: I dont think it was at all unreasonable for me to infer that the targets of Mr. Gingrichs fascism remarks were the mainstream gay-rights movement in general and the opponents of Proposition 8 in particular. Of course it wasnt. Gingrichs own half-sister an out lesbian told him to stop being a hater. This is a movement of the people that you most fear. Its a movement of progress, she said.


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/08/gingrich-attacks-he... /


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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:00 PM
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1. well when I apply the word fascist to republicans...
am am unabashedly broad-brushed.....

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:21 PM
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4. yep. MOST repukes are fascists.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:04 PM
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2. Fuck Newt....cheated on his wife while she had cancer ...asshole....
he is a POS
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:25 PM
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5. Newt's story has all the makings of a seedy dimestore novel.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:37 PM
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7. He is a NON STORY....more like a Loser trying to act like a winner
To be redundant...He is a POS
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:13 PM
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3. Oh...he must mean the Log Cabin Republicans.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:35 PM
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6. Well, they've already lost out to the Black Fascists n/t
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