Posts Tagged Newt Gingrich

Guess which conservative says Hillary Clinton is unbeatable

We’ve probably all heard or said that Hillary Clinton would be a great candidate for president. And certainly, Democrats and strategists from Nancy Pelosi to Kirsten Gillibrand to David Plouff to James Carville are urging her to run or say she would make a great candidate. It’s not often we hear this kind of talk coming from the right, especially from someone who was almost the Republican nominee for president. But this Sunday, on Meet the Press, Newt Gingrich, in a rare moment of honesty, came out and said it:

If their [the Republicans'] competitor in ‘16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular president Barack Obama, trying to win ...

We’ve probably all heard or said that Hillary Clinton would be a great candidate for president. And certainly, Democrats and strategists from Nancy Pelosi to Kirsten Gillibrand to David Plouff to James Carville are urging her ...

Newt Gingrich advises women upset about GOP’s rape comments to just “get over it”

Were you one of the many people outraged to hear Richard Mourdock say he opposes abortion in cases of rape because “it’s something God intended”? Are you tired of regularly hearing conservative politicians–from Todd Akin to Roger Rivard–make awful statements downplaying rape? Pissed that this trend, though certainly not new, really seems to be a pattern these days?

Well, Newt Gingrich has some advice for you:

“Every candidate I know, every decent American I know condemns rape. OK, so why can’t people like Stephanie Cutter get over it?”

Feel better?

Were you one of the many people outraged to hear Richard Mourdock say he opposes abortion in cases of rape because “it’s something God intended”? Are you tired of regularly hearing conservative politicians–from Todd Akin ...

Gingrich drops out, nation awakes from months-long fever dream

Remember that puzzling dream you had about a guy who ran for the GOP nomination having resigned under a cloud of scandal in the 1990s? Remember how that candidate from your dream was the opposite of a dream candidate – anti-gay, pro-racist dog whistles, anti-welfare, and pro-moon colony? And remember how the dream seemed to go on forever?

That wasn’t a dream (though at times, it did feel like every American comedian’s dream come true). That was the Newt Gingrich campaign, and it actually happened.

But yesterday, it ended. Gingrich announced that he was dropping out. To commemorate the occasion, our own Katie made this little tribute video.

So long, Newt. You’ll be missed by comedians, but not by me.

Remember that puzzling dream you had about a guy who ran for the GOP nomination having resigned under a cloud of scandal in the 1990s? Remember how that candidate from your dream was the opposite of a ...

The (un)likely triumph of Newt

With a little over 40% of the vote, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary. Beating expected frontrunner Mitt Romney (who took 27.8% of the vote), Gingrich confounded expectations even amidst scrutiny and scandal about the discrepancy between his “family values” rhetoric and his own inter -(and intra-) marital infidelities.

But the real turning point in Newt’s campaign for South Carolina came during last week’s GOP primary debate moderated by Juan Williams. At this debate, Newt decided to forgo any head-fakes toward contrition and simply doubled down on his assertion that President Obama is indeed a “food stamp President” and that poor people are not in the habit of working hard. The cheers from the ...

With a little over 40% of the vote, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary. Beating expected frontrunner Mitt Romney (who took 27.8% of the vote), Gingrich confounded expectations even amidst scrutiny ...

Quick Hit: Newt Gingrich tells gay voter to vote for Obama

Well, at least he’s being open with his bigotry:

Scott Arnold is an associate professor of writing at William Penn University. He is also gay. And today, he approached Newt Gingrich at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he asked the former Speaker whether he’s earned the support of gay Americans. The Des Moines Register’s Jason Clayworth reports:

“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 Arnold. […]

Fox has the transcript of the encounter. It’s no big news that Gingrich is anti-LGBT, but I do think it’s a pre-hetty bold statement to make ...

Well, at least he’s being open with his bigotry:

Scott Arnold is an associate professor of writing at William Penn University. He is also gay. And today, he approached Newt Gingrich at an ...

Newt Gingrich becomes the poster boy for adultery– literally!


photo from The Morning Call.

Sure, Rick Perry may have the endorsement of the racist, sadistic, and constitution-defying Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Newt Gingrich has a very special endorser under his belt (no pun intended):  the pro-adultery dating website Ashleymadison.com. “The world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters” whose motto is “Life is Short. Have an affair,” has endorsed the Newt in a billboard ad for its site in Bucks County, PA. The Billboard features Gingrich and the text “Faithful Republican, Unfaithful Husband. Welcome to the Ashleymadison.comEra.” If you’re looking for a poster boy– or billboard boy– for adultery, Newt Gingrich is your man! He has admitted to cheating on his wives, he’s on number three now, ...


photo from The Morning Call.

Sure, Rick Perry may have the endorsement of the racist, sadistic, and constitution-defying Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But Newt Gingrich has a very special endorser under his belt (no pun ...

GOP Debate #10,924: The Israel Edition


Mustafa Tamimi. Photo by Haim Scwarczenberg

If you spent your Saturday night doing anything other than watching the GOP Debate in Iowa, you have much more of a life than me. In all honesty, these Republican debates do work really well as comedy, so let’s just pretend that I spent my Saturday night at a comedy show and not in front of a TV. Here’s what you missed.

Basically, everyone hates the government, but at the same time really want to run it. Everyone loves Israel, except for Ron Paul, who is consistently critical of the inappropriate lovefest between the US and Israel. He’s kinda like that drunk uncle who talks about the gold standard 80% of the time and is ...


Mustafa Tamimi. Photo by Haim Scwarczenberg

If you spent your Saturday night doing anything other than watching the GOP Debate in Iowa, you have much more of a life than me. In all honesty, these Republican ...

FTW: Newt Gingrich gets glitterbombed by gay rights activist

Well sparkle me pretty, I think I’ve found my new hero.

Tuesday evening, former Speaker and anti-LGBT asshat Newt Gingrich was greeted with a bucket of sparkles over his head by a gay rights activist during a book-signing taking place before a fundraiser for the Minneapolis Family Council — an organization that is known for fighting against gay rights and marriage equality. The video is priceless:

Our boy Newt is well-known for his bigotry, most recently it being discovered that he secretly funneled $350,000 to anti-LGBT hate groups last year. Now he’s making a run for president.

While he poured bucket of glitter on Gingrich’s head, the protestor exclaimed, “Feel the rainbow, Newt. Stop the hate. Stop anti-gay politics. It’s ...

Well sparkle me pretty, I think I’ve found my new hero.

Tuesday evening, former Speaker and anti-LGBT asshat Newt Gingrich was greeted with a bucket of sparkles over his head by a gay rights activist during a book-signing ...

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