RECENT  POSTS:  » Phyllis Schlafly: It's 'not just the gays' who murdered the American family » Beheadings, loving marriages make AFA writer wonder where God is » Video: A reminder that marriage equality won't silence spineless anti-gay a*holes » 'Ex-gay' org. excited to be 'featured exhibitor' at #VVS14 » Three of history's four women Supreme Court Justices have now performed same-sex weddings » GLAAD: Questions we'd like reporters to ask at the Values Voter Summit » HA! Robert Oscar Lopez mentions me in truly bizarre amicus brief to 5th Circuit » Gay man realizes he shouldn't have entered an opposite-sex union—so no same-sex marriage for anyone?! » Your daily 'Gay Gestapo' moment with the American Family Association's senior analyst » Scott Lively equates accurately noting his public record with inciting murder  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

03/03/2011

Iowa for out-of-state ATMs: GOP prez hopeful bankrolled judge-ousting

by Jeremy Hooper

Well this explains why the so-called Iowa For Freedom campaign got off to an inordinately strong, connected, nationalized start from Day 1:

Newt Gingrich anonymously donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a successful effort to recall three judges who overruled Iowa’s law prohibiting same-sex marriages, the Los Angeles Times reports, as part of an effort to court social conservatives and make up for past personal transgressions ahead of a potential presidential bid.
...
“It wouldn’t have happened without Newt,” said David Lane, executive director of Iowa for Freedom, the organization that led the campaign.
Gingrich Donated $200,000 To Iowa Judge Recall Campaign [Think Progress, quoting the LA Times]

This should enrage Iowa voters. In a naked bid to score 2012 points in a key caucus state, Newt (and other prominent national figures, likely) steered boatloads of cash to a referendum that should've been Iowans to decide. And theirs to decide on the basis of a whole hosts of issues that had come before the judges during their long careers, not just the one that social conservatives have taken on as head $capegoat.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails