Wednesday, December 14, 2011

IOKIYAR, Richard Land edition.

Words speak louder than actions, apparently.
Newt Gingrich’s personal marital history has caused heartburn for many evangelicals. However, forgiveness, redemption, and second and third chances are part of the spiritual genetic code of evangelicals. And when Gingrich says he’s gone to God for forgiveness — and he assures an Iowa group of social conservatives that he will seek to enact all of the important planks of the social conservative agenda including a promise to “uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect to the marital bonds of others” — he goes a long way to applying Rolaids to the worried evangelicals’ heartburn.
I guess that stuff about "how can we trust him to take the Presidential oath when he couldn't keep his marital oath?" that we've heard about Democrats for years is now no longer operative.

1 comment:

Ken Houghton said...

The Party of Reagan, who left his Academy Award winning wife for the woman who "gave the best blow jobs in Hollywood," pretending that marital fidelity has an importance has been polymorphously perverse for three decades.

(The quote is from Peter Lawford, btw.)