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Gingrich wins SC primary by a landslide, despite radical view on the courts

Gingrich wins SC primary by a landslide, despite radical view on the courts

Gingrich in SCFormer Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won a decisive victory in the South Carolina GOP primary. Gingrich's campaign had little organization or money compared with Mitt Romney, who had a double-digit lead in South Carolina last week.

According to Politico, the SC tally is:

  • Newt Gingrich – 40.4%
  • Mitt Romney – 27.8%
  • Rick Santorum – 17.0%
  • Ron Paul – 13.0%


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Before the primary, political analysts were saying that the evangelical vote is a strong factor in South Carolina.  Of the four Republican presidential candidates, Gingrich and Santorum have been competing for the evangelical vote.  Last weekend, a group of about 150 evangelical leaders had endorsed Rick Santorum.  Gingrich, however, has been endorsed by religious right leaders such as Michael Youseff, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Don Wildmon, Mat Staver, George Barna, David Lane and Jim Garlow.

Gingrich appears in the "Champion the Vote" video entitled "One National Under God," designed to mobilize unregistered Christian voters to become politically active and to vote for candidates having a "biblical worldview."  He has been deriding "the influence of secularism" in government and is voicing support over personhood legislation that would overturn Roe v. Wade by declaring zygotes as human beings having constitutional rights.  With respect to personhood and other issues, he has claimed that he will ignore Supreme Court decisions that he does not agree with and as to lower level federal judges, Gingrich envisions the impeachment, subpoena and arrest by U.S. Marshals of judges whose rulings were deemed "anti-American" by the Gingrich administration.

The following video includes segments of the "One Nation Under God" video featuring Gingrich and other panelists, who urge against a secular civil government, abortion rights, and teaching the theory of evolution, among other "biblical values:"


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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    It just makes me sick to think Obama will probably end up running against a potential dick… er dictator, dead set on making this country a theocracy ran by his religious views. I certainly hope the American public is smarter than to put such a man as Gangrene in office.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      They'll be entertaining, don't you think?

      I think that no matter who wins the Republican primary, it's critical that the final debates have decent questions. If Gingrich were to win the GOP primary (which I'm not certain he will), I think he needs to be grilled every single opportunity about his views on the courts and "religious freedom," as Al defined it on the last show.

      Deborah

      • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

        I agree he does. The man frightens me, esp with how he says he will run the country.

  • Austin Hoffman

    heck ya!! GO NEWT!!! ….i just realized how big of a BOSS Newt is…. and i quote:
    "Andrew Jackson had a pretty clear cut idea about America's enemies…KILL THEM"
    LOL…come on, he sounds like the ex–cali governator/terminator .. I LOVE IT!
    video:
    http://www.peeje.com/newt-gingrich-americans-want-paychecks-212/

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