Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) tore into Rick Santorum, calling him “rigid and…homophobic” on Face to Face with Bob Schieffer, adding that he was alarmed at how Republicans are grabbing on to social issues:
“I am convinced that if you get into these social issues and just stay in there about abortion and homosexuality and even mental health they bring up, somehow they’re going to take us all to Alaska and float us out in the Bering Sea or something.”
Said Simpson of Santorum:
“He said, ‘I want a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage,’ and they said, ‘Well, what about the people who are already married?’ And he said, ‘Well, they would be nullified.’ I mean what is, what’s human, what’s kind about that? We’re all human beings, we all know or love somebody who’s gay or lesbian so what the hell is that about? To me it’s startling and borders on disgust.”
LOVE IT. UNDER EVERY STORY THE HUFFINGTON POST DO ON NEWT GINGRICH, AND THERE ARE MANY, THEY ARE PLACING THIS STATEMENT ABOUT THE PAST OF NEWT GINGRICH…..
Newton Leroy Gingrich entered Washington politics as a Georgia congressman in 1979 and exited in 1999 after resigning his position as speaker of the House.
His four-year speakership is most frequently noted in conservative circles for his success in pressuring President Bill Clinton to sign a conservative welfare reform package into law and overseeing a short period of balanced or near-balanced budgets. He also received a large share of the blame for the 1995 government shutdown, when the public saw him as a stubborn politician more willing to allow the government to run out of funds than to compromise.
But beyond the capital he’s cultivated in the conservative movement, Gingrich’s real political credentials have always been undercut by his personal history. He’s had three wives. He reportedly brought divorce papers to his first wife while she was in a hospital bed recovering from uterine cancer (though this narrative was denied by both Gingrich and his daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, in a recent report). His eventual separation from his second wife was less dramatic, but no less memorable. According to an extensive profile in Esquire, he told Marianne Gingrich that she was a “Jaguar” and that “all I want is a Chevrolet.” That brought him to his third marriage to Callista Gingrich, who was a House staffer when she began an affair with her eventual husband.
THEY HATE HIM SO VERY MUCH. ALTHOUGH, HOW CAN YOU NOT?