Dubious Honor

Introducing The Douches Of The Year: The Republican Presidential Candidates

Newt Gingrich

The disgraced ex-Speaker of the House went from rising star to falling star in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in those brief moments when someone actually paid attention to him, he reminded us of just what a douche he’s always been.

Only in Newt’s fevered imagination could the global financial meltdown have been caused by gay marriage. Of course, the man with the well-documented history of extramarital affairs is one of the biggest opponents of marriage equality and helped raise $350,000 to unseat Iowa judges who supported it.

No wonder his lesbian half-sister Candace so lovingly pointed out all his flaws on the Rachel Maddow show.