Newt Gingrich is a strong supporter of the sanctity of marriage — he’s said “I do” on three different occasions — but only if the marriage is between a man and woman. He made this quite clear to a gay Iowan who questioned him on the issue Wednesday:
Gingrich: “I think those for whom the only issue that really matters is the definition of marriage, I won’t get their support. I accept that as reality. On the other hand, for those to whom it’s not the central issue in their life, if they care about job creation, if they care about national security, if they care about a better future for the country at large, then I think I’ll get their support.”
Q: So what if it is the biggest issue?
Gingrich: Then I won’t get their support.
Q: How do we engage if you’re elected. Then what, what does that mean?
Gingrich: Well then you engage in every topic except that.
Q: Except it’s most important (some crosstalk).
Gingrich: Well, if that’s most important to you then you should be for Obama.
Q: I am, thank you (The two men shake hands).
Gingrich: It’s perfectly legitimate. I think it’s perfectly legitimate.
I totally stole this Christy Moore version from Thers:
Amy Kwon, a 13-year-old, does a great job with this song:
The Obama administration does its usual stellar job of protecting corporate interests while pretending otherwise. This settlement is a joke:
The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the largest residential fair-lending settlement in history, saying that Bank of America had agreed to pay $335 million to settle allegations that its Countrywide Financial unit discriminated against black and Hispanic borrowers during the housing boom.
A department investigation concluded that Countrywide had charged higher fees and rates to more than 200,000 minority borrowers across the country than to white borrowers who posed the same credit risk. It also steered more than 10,000 minority borrowers into costly subprime mortgages when white borrowers with similar credit profiles received prime loans, the department said.
The pattern and practice covered the years 2004 to 2008, before Countrywide was acquired by Bank of America.
MoveOn.org was too kind in its assessment of Gov. Tom Corbett, who is generous only to the rich and powerful. More here.