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Newt Gingrich's Lesbian Half-Sister Candace Tells Rachel Maddow She's Supporting Obama: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow spoke with Newt Gingrich's half-sister Candace Jones-Gingrich that she's supporting Obama because of Newt's position on gay rights.

"He's definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues."

Candace says that although he was invited, Newt did not attend her wedding.


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  1. WOW.

    I never thought I'd see the day when a female guest could make Rachel look like the fem

    BTW-love them both!

    Posted by: jtramon | Dec 8, 2011 9:33:29 AM

  2. @JTRAMON - haha! Too funny!

    Posted by: Michael R | Dec 8, 2011 9:45:41 AM

  3. She could be the sister of a President except he's so extreme its not worth it. Very interesting.

    Posted by: MKe | Dec 8, 2011 12:27:21 PM

  4. At least we cleared one thing up: it Ging-rick!

    Posted by: jeff | Dec 8, 2011 2:32:44 PM

  5. Too bad Obama and Newt are both against gay marriage.

    Posted by: Inside | Dec 8, 2011 4:16:13 PM

  6. Too bad you're incapable of intellectual discernment, "Inside"


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 8, 2011 4:33:19 PM

  7. "Inside," I can understand your frustration with President Obama's position on gay marriage. But if he wins re-election(or even if he doesn't) he's likely to come out in support of SSM when he no longer has to worry about getting votes. Are there any Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 who would oppose SSM? I can't imagine it. It's almost certain that the next Democratic president, whether Obama or some other Democrat after him, will publicly support SSM.

    What remains to be seen is how public opinion will develop on this issue. If it continues to go in the pro-SSM direction (which looks likely right now) then over time, the Republicans will have no choice but to abandon their current position, whatever way they choose to do this. It will be harder and harder to scare people with talk of judges imposing gay marriage. The public is getting used to seeing gay couples and seeing gay couples at the altar looks less strange with each passing day. Most people are not especially interested in speculating about the long-range consequences of social change.

    Posted by: Mary | Dec 8, 2011 10:58:32 PM

  8. Comparing Newt's and Obama's records on gay rights is like comparing their personal marriage records. They've both been married,but one has a far superior track record than the other, unless you're too brain dead to notice blatant differences. Newt's ethical foundation is about as solid as his gay rights record. If his surge continues and he actually had a chance of being the nominee, it would be more disastrous for the Repub's than Sarah Palin, and that's saying a lot.

    Posted by: Ernie | Dec 8, 2011 11:28:19 PM

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