Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: John McCain Attacks On Rand Paul ‘Sad’
Posted on 03/08/2013 11:05:52 AM PST by drewh
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is slamming Sen. John McCain for criticizing Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, saying its sad for someone who was once known as a maverick in Congress.
What I find sad about Sen. McCains recent comments both to Ted Cruz, when Ted Cruz was frankly raising legitimate questions [about Benghazi] and with Rand Paul, is, you know, when I first knew John McCain in the House he was a maverick. In the Senate, for years, he was a maverick, Gingrich said Thursday on Fox News.
He continued: Of everybody I know in the Senate, I didnt know anybody who had a better record of bucking the leadership, doing what he thought mattered, marching to his own drummer. And I think that its unfortunate. But I think frankly it doesnt hurt Ted Cruz and it doesnt hurt Rand Paul it hurts John McCain. The country is moving on, were in a new era, people know that these are legitimate questions.
McCain criticized Paul on Thursday, calling the Kentucky Republicanss nearly 13-hour filibuster questioning the White House on its domestic drone policy a disservice. McCain has also sparred with Cruz, a freshman tea partier with a reputation in the Senate for being outspoken
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Newt has chosen wisely.
Newt is on the right side of history here.
Newt also said CPAC should invite Christie and McDonnell
to speak because they are so popular.
You never know with Newt.
> Newt has chosen wisely.
I’m going to venture that it’s only a matter of time before he becomes as unhinged as McCain and the faery from SC.
Newt was smart enough to check the Twitter trend and see which way the wind was blowing before choosing sides.
What is troubling about Newt, is he is “rational” one minute and understands the philosophy of our Founders and the evil Leviathan -—and then the next minute, he throws out Reason and Natural Laws (fundamental to the Constitution and Natural Rights from God ideas) and affirms the dysfunctional learned “lifestyle” of homosexuals (Vice) and wants to establish “homosexual” marriage (Vice) when it would cause mass confusion in the normal sexual development of children (next generation) in learning Virtue (all Founders knew Virtue (Christian Ethics) was necessary for “Free Republics”)
-—to flip our “Ethical” system to one based on Satanism/occults/paganism/Mother Gaia worship will destroy the concepts in our Founding Documents.
McCain is a sock puppet.
Media will drag his limp body out for ratings.
It is over John, good bye.
“Good Newt” today. Although I would have much preferred a stronger word than “sad”. Kinda pathetic.
And yet the idiots in Arizona keep electing him. He is apparently representing the the way they want to be represented.
McCain is the very symbol of what is wrong with the GOP.
McCain IS what is wrong with the GOP.
Ding Ding Ding Ding!!! We have a winner!
McCain’s a maverick in the sense that unlike his fellow Democrats he calls himself a Republican.
Newt is another politician with his finger in the wind.
he goes with the Wind.
I hope Senators Paul and Cruz can figure out how to keep their profiles high without becoming stale and keep taking the fight to obama. McCain and his boy toy Graham are over. They are no longer relevant...there’s new blood in the GOP and we need to get behind these guys and support them to the hilt. And we need to fight the back stabbing has beens to the ground. I live in VA but plan to help support any effort to primary Light Loafers Lindsey.
I can’t believe I pulled the lever for him.....Had no choice, loved Sarah.
MaCain and all of the old Bulls are sell out Vichy Republicans They have gone from RINOs to Traitors to the GOP and all it stands for. This is a sad day indeed but—out of this some good may come. Sam Houston said it best: “The Truth Burns, but burns clean.” Now we know who McCain supports and who has bought his soul. Time to get him out of Washington DC at the next election. Once he was a great man—that day has past and he has given over to the dark side. Let us honor the memory and redouble efforts to replace him with a real conservative Republican.
I recieved a nice 8x10 photo of him and Palin during the election for a contribution I had made...
I ended up cutting McCain out of the picture even before the election was over. Probably right after he said there was nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.
I don’t blame you.....McCain and Goober are a disgrace....I’m actually starting to really dig Rand....I hope he runs in 2016!!!!
Though I admire the stand Rand took the other day... I don’t really trust either Rand or Ron Paul. I’d rather someone like Cruz or Palin run, someone who GETS conservatives and can rally them effectively, and who doesn’t feel the need to be moderate.
What a kick a$$ ticket....Rubio also although I don’t dig his stance on immigration...I’m so drained from the sh*t going on in this country, it’s a wonder I don’t hit the bottle everyday!
Golden op was wasted when Hayworth was put up against McCain.
Im of the opinion that a no name Tea Partyer would have done better and probably would have won.
Same could have been said of a lot of races.
Do you think voters put that much thought into it? Then you have more faith in democracy than me. I imagine it’s more like that’s the name they’ve heard before. Probably the state is reliably Pub, too. Sometimes name recognition works in reverse, and people vote against the one they heard more about. But McCain, being a lib and virtual Dem, doesn’t get much bad press.
For a while when he ran against Obama, surely. But not so much as Bush the Younger, for instance, because McCain didn’t try very hard. Remember when he called truce to vote for the bailout, or how they nearly posses themselves in fear when the spector of another Katrina loomed over the convention, or when they refused to expose Obama’s radical roots? Plus, they had Palin to kick around.
So what I’m saying is McCain’s got the “R,” he’s got the name recognition, he’s got the absence of bad press, and he’s got the extra incumbency protection he helped reinforce with campaign finance reform. How he represents the electorate in the Senate barely enters into consideration.
Newt would make a great weather vane he always knows which way the wind is blowing
John McCain is a collaborator.
Newt has made some horrible mistakes but with his performance in the primaries, and with this sort of commentary, he’s regaining some stature in my eyes.
thanks for heads up...I’ll check it out.
Waiting for Mrs. Palin. This is big enough that she needs
to say where she stands on this. She tweeted support for
Paul during the filibuster and I hope she will now condemn
McCrap for demeaning him.
If she still has loyalty to that creep, I don’t know if
I’ll be able to stand it.
C’mon Sarah, get all mavericky.
“right after he said there was nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.”
Arizona should realize there is nothing to fear about a “McCain” free Senate.
No more meat on that bone to bring home kids.
I think McCain is jealous of someone who is in the limelight instead of him. He feels entitled to be the “star” just like he was entitled to be the candidate in 2008.
If he cared about this country instead of just himself, he’d have been helping Sen. Paul instead of dining with Zippy. It’s more important to him to hang with the “cool” kids than to study and work hard. (Maybe that’s why he was at the bottom of his class in school.)
How soon the lemmings here forget the zot roar when folks criticized Sarah for her McCain endorsement
Now McCain in satan
Nothing stays the same here
McCain is the stain.
He must retire if our nation is to survive.