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Friday, March 09, 2007

Do you want Newt Gingrich making your moral decisions for you?

The Newt Gingrich hypocrisy highlights the Achilles Heel of "cultural conservatism" -- most Americans resent these blowhards.

As I blogged earlier, the Achilles heel of the religious right (AKA "cultural conservatism") is that only about 25% of Americans like being told what to do. The rest of us resent these hypocritical moralizing blowhards.

Enter Newt Gingrich.

This week he finally fessed-up to the cynical, shameless hypocrisy of sitting in moral judgment of Bill Clinton while, at the very same time, boffing a congressional aid

Gingrich acknowledges affair during Clinton impeachment

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.
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The hypocrisy of this -- from Gingrich, to the Religious Right, to the GOP in general -- is so glaring and shameful that I needn't discuss it here.

I just want to cite this is an example of the Achilles Heel of the "family values" base of the GOP.

Most Americans deeply resent moralizing blowhards like Newt Gingrich passing judgment on our religious and ethical decisions.

This is a core values difference that we liberals needs to hammer on: if you want blowhards like Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, Laura Schlessinger, Ted Haggard and Newt Gingrich making your moral decisions for you -- vote Republican.

If you're a grown-up, vote Democrat.

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