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Newt Gingrich suggests Ron Paul unprepared, a threat
Politico ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | By REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 12/19/2011 11:16:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Newt Gingrich saw the enemy Monday, and his name was Ron Paul.

Without speaking Paul’s name, Gingrich took dead aim at the Texas congressman who’s crept up in state polls as he’s started to tumble, and is looking increasingly likely to run strong in the caucuses.

Focusing on their foreign policy differences, Gingrich painted Paul as unprepared for the presidency and a threat to American safety.

“I will stand apart from some of our candidates and believe we need a strong defense, we need a fairly modernized intelligence community,” Gingrich said during a five-minute opening statement. “I think this is very serious stuff and I hope that every caucus-goer, before they vote on Jan. 3, would ask themselves about how dangerous the world is and whether or not we need somebody who has a background and understands that.”

“Some of my colleagues, and you mentioned one of them, don’t seem to understand this,” he said. “I cannot understand a mindset of somebody who says, ‘Oh, they wouldn’t do that with a nuclear weapon.’ It strikes me that if they willing to blow up a few of us, they would be thrilled to blow up a lot of us. And that’s where I disagree. I believe in defending America.”

Gingrich said later in a response to a question from POLITICO that he wasn’t referring to Paul in his remarks.

“No, it was a reference to me,” he said. “I’m a candidate who understands the dangers of Iran. Now if you want to draw that conclusion, I can’t stop you from drawing that conclusion.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bluff; bluster; defense; elections; foreignpolicy; gingrich; iran; newt; nukes; paul; ronpaul
Hoo boy. Newt keeps talking like this and he's going to face the wrath of swarming spam monkeys.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 11:16:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Elect an antisemitic, defeatist, bigoted, demented crank with no executive experience to the White House? Didn't we just do that 3 years ago?
2 posted on 12/19/2011 11:22:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am so over the Republican establishment.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 11:26:28 PM PST by Xeroes80 ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."- EH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not to mention senile....


4 posted on 12/19/2011 11:27:30 PM PST by Xeroes80 ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."- EH)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt is putting it mildly

I would abstain from voting if Obama or Paul were the only choices . Better would be a mil-coup . Screw these idiots that are bound and determined to take us down . Forever .....


5 posted on 12/19/2011 11:28:10 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt is saying all the right things.

Assuming, if elected president, that he follows through on most of it, I can see him completely redeeming himself and becoming a great president.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 11:28:47 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Xeroes80

I am so over the Republican establishment.

Flush the Grand Old Potty...


7 posted on 12/19/2011 11:30:05 PM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt is straight on.

On the other hand, Ron Paul is the darling of the young university PAR-TAY pot smoking set that thinks electing Ron Paul will give them the ultimate BONG experience. They really don't have any other issue they care so vibrantly about as the God given right to smoke pot. They do like to throw a few non-pot-smoking issues in there to mask their true goals, but that's just for Mom and Dad who pay for their PAR-TAY.

Sarcasm? Definitely... I'm sure there are a few Paul supporters who are anti-getting-high... very few.

8 posted on 12/19/2011 11:31:15 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Newt keeps talking like this and he's going to face the wrath of swarming spam monkeys.

They've already started spamming the comments section on Politico.

Once ronpaulforums and dailypaul spreads this, there'll be over a hundred Paulspam comments.

9 posted on 12/19/2011 11:39:41 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sing it, brother


10 posted on 12/19/2011 11:50:34 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Jim Robinson
Let me be the first to say something good about the candidacy of Ron Paul for POTUS...his positions on foreign policy are right up there with the deep seated thinking of the 18th century...screw anything after that.
11 posted on 12/19/2011 11:52:31 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Jonty30

He’s nothing but a DC professional power broker, who’ll sell you out for the next consulting fee! I’d rather have honest than ‘for sale’ anyday.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 11:56:24 PM PST by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Jim Robinson
He's dropping in the polls and Ron Paul is rising. Newt isn't going down without a fight. Scaring people on Ron Paul's foreign policy is a strategic campaign decision for Newt-- it's exactly what I'd do if I were him in the same circumstances. It also keeps people's mind off Newt's Freddie Mac stuff.

No one ever said that Newt is short on political survival skills. Remains to be seen as to whether or not it works for him.

13 posted on 12/20/2011 12:04:59 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Jim Robinson
With the death of Kim Jong Il, it should warn us about the peril Ron Paul's foreign policy ideas would put this nation. We need to be engaged with world events or they may rear up and bite us in the nippers. Specifically, North Korea's nukes may be up for sale to boost the North Korean government's treasury. One of those in an American city would throw our economy into disaster.
14 posted on 12/20/2011 12:53:27 AM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: jessduntno
Flush the Grand Old Potty...

OK


15 posted on 12/20/2011 1:09:45 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hope ya got the Zot-a-tron 1000 charged up because you know the Pualtards will be spamming here in droves.

NO to MittCare Romney and No to Ron Paul!


16 posted on 12/20/2011 1:11:16 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: STD; All
He’s nothing but a DC professional power broker...

Really? Perhaps you and others missed this debate question:

Bret Baier asked Newt Gingrich what makes you most qualified to create jobs and grow the economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=349DpnEm4Lo

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Gingrich Hammers ObamaCare and Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6DdrMBSI5Xk

17 posted on 12/20/2011 1:20:30 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Check the Real Clear Politics national average. Look like Newt has faded 5 points and Paul has advanced 5 points while Perry, Bachmann, and Santorum remain unchanged. Looks like Paul is picking up the Newt voters. Romney and the others moved only one point over the last two weeks. It appears that Paul’s high-action negative ads against Gingrich are taking their toll. LMAO... Looks like it’s Paul or Romney, hahahaha.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 3:23:59 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez
LMAO... Looks like it’s Paul or Romney, hahahaha.

Oh, yeah... that's a real knee-slapper.

19 posted on 12/20/2011 5:06:13 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ez

I don’t understand by Paul would want to help the liberal Romney win the nomination. That’s all he is doing going negative against Gingrich. The media is in can for Romney. They need any help from Ron Paul, who has as much chance of winning the nomination as the tooth fairy.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 6:29:24 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: LeoWindhorse

I would put Ron Paul in charge of the Federal Reserve all day long but he’s such a cuckoo bird on the rest of it.


21 posted on 12/20/2011 7:00:25 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about this—Newt should say-—Ron Paul is a Nut. Sometimes you feel like a nut—sometimes you don’t. A racist Libertarian. If you really want to lose to the Democommies just lets select Ron Paul.
I support Newt—But, I think the GOP wants Mittens “The only man who can defeat Obama” Romney. I will NOT VOTE FOR HIM!


22 posted on 12/20/2011 9:28:19 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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