GINGRICH: Yes, I think the fact is, if you look at the amount of violence we have in games that young people play at 7, 8, 10, 12, 15 years of age, if you look at the dehumanization, if you look at the fact that we refuse to say that we are, in fact, endowed by our creator, that our rights come from God, that if you kill somebody, you’re committing an act of evil.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But what does that have to do with liberalism?
GINGRICH: “Well, who has created a situation ethics, essentially, zone of not being willing to talk about any of these things. Let me carry another example. I strongly supported Imus being dismissed, but I also think the very thing he was dismissed for, which is the use of language which is stunningly degrading of women — the fact, for example, that one of the Halloween costumes this last year was being able to be either a prostitute or a pimp at 10, 11, 12 years of age, buying a costume, and we don’t have any discussion about what’s happened to our culture because while we’re restricting political free speech under McCain-Feingold, we say it’s impossible to restrict vulgar and vicious and anti-human speech. And I would argue that that’s a major component of what’s happened to our culture in the last 40 years.”
Whoa, Newt must go to a lot of Halloween parties given his track record. In 1977, was Ann Manning wearing a sexy nurses outfit when she blew him while his wife laid in the hospital recovering from cancer? Maybe he just thought he deserved to get as much tail as the guys on Starsky & Hutch.
Was Congressional staffer Callista Bisek coming to work in sexy vampire outfits when Newt was tapping her while married to another woman as he decried Clinton for the same thing?
I've got to move somewhere that they have Halloween every day.
As ludicrous as that statement is, others went farther. The American Family Association is selling this distasteful video at its web site.
Who knew Jesus wanted you to beat your kids? Also, didn't that guy keep referencing Jesus Christ in his manifesto?