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Newt Careens Out of Florida

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

February isn’t looking good for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. The candidate – whose views and ideologies are about as current as what you’d find in a paleontology exhibit – is increasingly facing mainstream, fair-minded voters who don’t relate to his Jurassic-era views. On a wide array of critical issues, Newt Gingrich espouses jaw-dropping positions that most Americans moved on from decades ago, if not longer. It's no surprise he's called himself an "amateur paleontologist" who aspires to build a "real Jurassic Park."

He’s like a Newtosauras, if you will.

Despite the fact that a majority of Americans support marriage equality and oppose the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, Newtosauras knows best. According to him, it is “madness to pretend that families are anything other than heterosexual couples. I think it goes to the core of how civilization functions.”

But Newtosauras doesn’t save his wisdom just for LGBT issues. Women in the military? Absurd! Newtosauras was out on front on this divisive issue, declaring in 1995: “…females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days because they get infections and they don’t have upper body strength. I mean, some do, but they’re relatively rare.”

Where does Newtosauras draw the strength to lead from? According to his personal manifesto, it all comes from within. He’s identified himself as the “Advocate of civilization…Teacher of the Rules of Civilization…Organizer of the pro-civilization activists…Leader (Possibly) of the civilizing forces…”

What else will Newtosauras say as he careens through the Western states this month? Check out our Facebook page and weigh in with your thoughts.

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