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Newt Gingrich tells gay Iowa man Scott Arnold: "You’re better off voting for Obama"
New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, December 21 2011 | Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 12/21/2011 11:51:51 AM PST by presidio9

Newt Gingrich isn't exactly chasing the gay vote.

The Republican presidential candidate told a homosexual Iowa man at a campaign event on Tuesday to vote for President Obama.

Scott Arnold, a Democrat and associate professor of writing at William Penn University, approached the ex-House speaker in Oskaloosa wanting to know how Gingrich would represent him as President, according to the Des Moines Register.

"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," Arnold told the newspaper.

The Gingrich campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The White House hopeful — who had surged ahead as a top-tier candidate but has sunk in polls over the last week — is known for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Earlier this month, he told the conservative Christian Family Leader organization that, if elected, he would “oppose any judicial, bureaucratic or legislative effort to define marriage in any manner other than as between one man and one woman."

His lesbian half-sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones, made national headlines earlier this month when she said she's was going to vote for Obama because of her sibling's rejection of same-sex marriage.

Arnold said he was disheartened by Gingrich's latest comments.

"When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone's general interest," Arnold said. "It's a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you're told to support the other side, that he doesn't need your support."


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1 posted on 12/21/2011 11:51:54 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

GOOD~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am NOT against gays (i firmly believe it is somethign in the genese)

I am just against giving any group special treatment


2 posted on 12/21/2011 11:56:21 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: presidio9

“When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,” Arnold said.

Liar. “Supporting all Americans” isn’t even remotely what you’re looking for.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 11:56:28 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: presidio9

I’d like to here Newt’s version of the conversation.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 11:56:47 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: presidio9
“...you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,”

He does have everyone’s general interest, only you were asking him to be specific about supporting homosexuals. How very disingenuous!

5 posted on 12/21/2011 11:57:14 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: SandyInSeattle

here = hear

Ack.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 11:57:30 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: presidio9

Good for Newt!


7 posted on 12/21/2011 11:57:38 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: presidio9

He was a dumbocrat looking to cause trouble. He wouldn’t change his mind about voting for the dumber dumbocrat again no matter what Newt said.

Why waste time on the proven dumbocrats.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 11:58:38 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE 'ECONOMIC FREEDOM'! NO more 0bamao!)
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To: presidio9

Very dumb. Plays into the gays’ “specialness”. Just tell the guy that he needs a job like everybody else and pays taxes like everybody else. He’s better off living in a safe and strong country, like everybody else. What’s good for everybody will benefit him, too.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 11:59:11 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: presidio9

Sounds like Gingirch has the vinegar and vim to counter Obama and his pandering moves.

I won;t say anything about “gay” rights. But I WILL say, that homosexuality is an abnormal abberration and that homosexuals have no right to demand societal endorsement of their abberration.

What disgusting things they choose to do to each other in the privacy of their own home is their own business, but they have no right flaunting it in the face of the majority of normal people.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 11:59:44 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: presidio9
Previously posted here.

Also note that the Daily News does not print a direct quote from Gingrich, but rather just the interpretation of whatever Gingrich said by a gay activist who was trying to troll Gingrich in the first place.

11 posted on 12/21/2011 12:01:48 PM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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It was a setup, and Newt didn’t take the bait... LOL Go Newt!


12 posted on 12/21/2011 12:01:58 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: presidio9

This is refreshing. If Macy’s doesn’t have what they want and Gimbel’s does, don’t BS them, send them to Gimbel’s. Obama can have all the lefties, gays, feminists, etc., and Newt takes the rest. Every nutcase gets referred to the Dems. Sounds like a strategy. (I mean it.) The rest of us are fed up.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 12:02:24 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: presidio9
"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," Arnold told the newspaper.

How about this for an answer: "We are going to accept homosexuals in any shape, form or fashion. And since homosexuals are at greater risk of transmitting diseases, we will make them pay more for health insurance. We will call it spreading the health around."

14 posted on 12/21/2011 12:04:42 PM PST by N. Theknow (Obama - 5 letters; loser - 5 letters; poser - 5 letters; cheat - 5 letters; idiot - 5 letters)
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To: presidio9
"I asked him if he’s elected, how does he plan to engage gay Americans. How are we to support him?"

Why should any presidential candidate be concerned about what consenting adults do in their bedrooms?

15 posted on 12/21/2011 12:07:25 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: presidio9

Good for you Newt..


16 posted on 12/21/2011 12:07:25 PM PST by PLD
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To: presidio9

More red meat.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 12:07:32 PM PST by rhombus
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To: presidio9
The Gingrich campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Uhhhhhhhh, what's left to comment on?

18 posted on 12/21/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: presidio9

“When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,”

He DOES have your general interest...just not your GAY interest.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 12:08:09 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: presidio9

He could have told the guy to go see a psyc in an effort to give him the help he was looking for...but Gingrich probably rightly considered that this guy was not really looking for that type of “help” in overcoming his abnormality or in a President Gingrich’s representation of him

BTW, presidential representation does not mean embracing your sexual or other views. It means conducting his duties as President to protect the nation, its borders, and uphold its laws for all people.

But many homosexuals believe they are normal and must be treated as such, or DEMAND to be recognized and treated as such, changing laws, societal moreys, and tradition to accomodate them.

IMHO, common sense indicates the fallacy of this. If it were normal, then the majority of people could be that way. If they were, the species could lose enough birth rate to be in danger of going extinct...and that is just not normal.


20 posted on 12/21/2011 12:10:04 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ZULU

Bump


21 posted on 12/21/2011 12:10:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: presidio9

I’m liking Newt more every day.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 12:16:06 PM PST by albie
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To: Mr. K

I often thought it was something wrong with their genese. Their beeber could have been stuned, also.


23 posted on 12/21/2011 12:16:14 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: presidio9
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," Arnold told the newspaper

. BEWARE: Deceptive Headline! This is he-said, he-said anecdotalism. No confirmation from Noot in the story!

24 posted on 12/21/2011 12:18:18 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Dang Italiacs!


25 posted on 12/21/2011 12:21:06 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Dang Italiacs!


26 posted on 12/21/2011 12:21:32 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: presidio9

What? No pandering to the homosexual lobby? Better go talk to Mitt Rino.

Merry Christmas


27 posted on 12/21/2011 12:22:10 PM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupy's their Mind)
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To: presidio9

I think Newt missed a good chance to turn things back to Obama. He should have brought up Obama’s eagerness to treat this or that group of Americans as the enemy (big oil, wall street, bible toting gun clingers, ...).


28 posted on 12/21/2011 12:23:03 PM PST by al44
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To: presidio9
No way this guy was there to support Gingrich, he was there to make a scene, maybe get on tv.

And for the record, I am quite unhappy that our current president does not support; Americans, American ideals, American business, American Taxpayers, American Citizens, The Constitution...

Do I get a pity party now?

29 posted on 12/21/2011 12:24:14 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: presidio9
"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," Arnold told the newspaper.

Sounds like a paraphrase. Perhaps Newt said, "I'm not going to represent gay Americans as if they were different from any other Americans. If you want a president who will follow the Constitution and reduce the size of government so that the private sector can create jobs, then I'm your man, but if you want someone who divides the country into special interest groups with special rights for each group, then you should probably support Obama." In that case, Newt's answer was what I want my president to think, and I personally don't have a problem with him saying it. The real question: what was the rest of Newt's answer?

30 posted on 12/21/2011 12:25:34 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: presidio9

FINALLY! Well said, Mr. Gingrich. I think he’s figured out that you can’t pander to the pillow-biters and expect to keep the conservative vote.


31 posted on 12/21/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: presidio9

Lessee here, a Muslim writer bashing Newt for supposed anti-gay speech?

Muslims behead gays.

I guess the old saying holds: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”


32 posted on 12/21/2011 12:26:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: presidio9
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," Arnold told the newspaper

I wasn't there but I can say categorically that this statement is a lie. The man likely tried to get Newt to state if he would off push for special rights for rights for gays and then Newt said he would be better off supporting Obama.

33 posted on 12/21/2011 12:30:37 PM PST by plain talk
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“When you ask somebody a question and you expect them to support all Americans and have everyone’s general interest,” Arnold said. “It’s a little bit frustrating and disheartening when you’re told to support the other side, that he doesn’t need your support.”

kind of like when obama told white working class males to go pound sand.


34 posted on 12/21/2011 12:37:40 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: presidio9

Now there’s a reason to support Gingrich! if only he were electable in the general election.


35 posted on 12/21/2011 12:37:54 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Mr. K
I am just against giving any group special treatment.

If gays want to be able to claim that any man who declines on their advances is homophobic, then, DumBO is their man.

36 posted on 12/21/2011 12:38:17 PM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: presidio9

Has the New York Daily News recently hired ex-NYT lefty “journalists” or is this simply the product of the inclusive progressive RINOs who think true conservatives should welcome gays and such with open arms? =.=


37 posted on 12/21/2011 12:48:05 PM PST by cranked
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