Pastor’s viral rant: Gingrich is ‘the GOP’s Kim Kardashian’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, December 9, 2011 15:37 EDT
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An image from an Iowa pastor's video argument against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Screenshot via YouTube.
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In perhaps one of the most breathless condemnations of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to come from America’s right in years, Pastor Cary Gordon of Sioux City, Iowa has published a video that labels the presidential candidate as “the GOP’s Kim Kardashian.”

Kardashian, the daughter of an attorney for athlete O.J. Simpson, who got her own reality show after appearing in a self-made pornographic video, recently split from husband and basketball player Kris Humphries after a short-lived, tumultuous relationship.

That’s the crux of Pastor Cary’s analogy: he suggests Gingrich is a morality-free, untrustworthy man who has traded in his marriages “like used cars.”

Gingrich, who’s on his third marriage, divorced his first wife the day after she had surgery for uterine cancer, and divorced his second wife shortly after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After both divorces, he married his mistress.

“The guy is the walking, talking definition of untrustworthy,” Carey said, going on to compare him to former Senator John Edwards (D-NC), who, after running on the Democrats’ presidential ticket with Senator John Kerry (D-MA) in 2004, cheated on his wife after she was diagnosed with cancer.

This video was published to YouTube on Dec. 7, 2011.

(H/T: Slate)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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