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    Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?

    Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Newt Gingrich, who was House Speaker when Congress passed the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, has told the Huffington Post that the Republican Party must find a way to support civil marriage equality.

    Gingrich, in an interview with the online news site, said the Republican Party has been on the wrong side of history on opposing civil marriages for gays and that the party should distinguish between "marriage in a church from a legal document issued by the state."

    Gingrich, whose half-sister is gay, told the Huffington Post, "The momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some way to ... accommodate and deal with reality. And the reality is going to be that in a number of American states – and it will be more after 2014 – gay relationships will be legal, period."
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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?
    I sure hope so.

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Newt must of gotten into Pat Robertsons stash because he's starting to make sense.

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?
    Perhaps.

    But he's still an asshole.

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?
    maybe he is looking for someone new to marry because his current wife is ill and no more women are stupid enough to marry him?

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    What exactly does it mean when someone or something is said to be on the "Wrong side of history" or on the "Right side of history?"

    Is it kind of like when the loons do something that is completely unjustifiable and unfair and they smugly say "It was the right thing to do."

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?

    Key word there is state. Politicians should live and or die by the positions on matters that the States should be concerned about. On a federal level, he's right; social issues, like, but not limited to gay marriage, have no place in federal politics. Actually, I can think of about 100 current matters that have no place in federal politics, but hey, what do I know.

    As far as wrong-side, right-side opf history goes, I'd imagine that the democrats did ok with emancipation of the negroes, civil liberties for blacks, and voting discimination against the blacks, since well they were the party of no at that time, and now look. The negroes love the democrats, so hey, again, what do I know.. Maybe the queers will one day embrace the republicans, like the negroes embrace the democratic party of today?


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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    What exactly does it mean when someone or something is said to be on the "Wrong side of history" or on the "Right side of history?"
    I'll answer your question in 2 words, civil rights.

    you know, like those that thought and still think blacks are sub-human (this is just one example) and wanted to oppress them.

    That's what it means to be on the wrong side of history.

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, do you think the Newtster is beginning to accept reality?
    I think the "Newtster" is a political opportunist

    Nothing more

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    I'll answer your question in 2 words, civil rights.

    you know, like those that thought and still think blacks are sub-human (this is just one example) and wanted to oppress them.

    That's what it means to be on the wrong side of history.
    Comparing the history of the plight of African Americans in this country to Gay Marriage is laughable and reprehensible

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    Re: Gingrich says GOP should embrace civil marriage equality

    He is far from ccepting reality. He wants a damn moon base. However, he may be seeing that the republicans will never succeed if they keep trying to restart the Crusades.
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