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Newt Gingrich: John McCain Attacks On Rand Paul ‘Sad’
Politico ^ | 3/8/13 6:39 AM EST | By KEVIN CIRILLI

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 it’s “sad” for someone who was once known as a maverick in Congress.

“What I find sad about Sen. McCain’s 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 didn’t 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 it’s unfortunate. But I think frankly it doesn’t hurt Ted Cruz and it doesn’t hurt Rand Paul — it hurts John McCain. The country is moving on, we’re in a new era, people know that these are legitimate questions.”

McCain criticized Paul on Thursday, calling the Kentucky Republican’s’s 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

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/newt-gingrich-john-mccain-attacks-on-rand-paul-sad-88617.html#ixzz2Myc9JEV6

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1 posted on 03/08/2013 11:05:52 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Newt has chosen wisely.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 11:06:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: drewh
yeah Newt, he was a maverick...maybe.

A-hole..definitely.

3 posted on 03/08/2013 11:08:13 AM PST by Tula Git
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To: Tula Git

Newt is on the right side of history here.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 11:08:39 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Newt also said CPAC should invite Christie and McDonnell
to speak because they are so popular.

You never know with Newt.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 11:09:20 AM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: dfwgator

> Newt has chosen wisely.

This time.

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.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 11:24:25 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: drewh

Newt was smart enough to check the Twitter trend and see which way the wind was blowing before choosing sides.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 11:31:39 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dfwgator

Very True.

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.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 11:33:18 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: drewh

McCain is a sock puppet.

Media will drag his limp body out for ratings.

It is over John, good bye.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 11:35:56 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Good Newt” today. Although I would have much preferred a stronger word than “sad”. Kinda pathetic.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 11:36:45 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: hadaclueonce
McCain is a sock puppet.

And yet the idiots in Arizona keep electing him. He is apparently representing the the way they want to be represented.

11 posted on 03/08/2013 11:55:38 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: drewh

McCain is the very symbol of what is wrong with the GOP.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 12:05:48 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

McCain IS what is wrong with the GOP.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 12:12:25 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Newt was smart enough to check the Twitter trend and see which way the wind was blowing before choosing sides.

Ding Ding Ding Ding!!! We have a winner!

14 posted on 03/08/2013 12:22:30 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tula Git

McCain’s a maverick in the sense that unlike his fellow Democrats he calls himself a Republican.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 12:26:04 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: drewh

Newt is another politician with his finger in the wind.

he goes with the Wind.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 12:26:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: drewh

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.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 12:26:43 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: drewh

I can’t believe I pulled the lever for him.....Had no choice, loved Sarah.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 12:27:35 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: Louis Foxwell

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.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 12:29:51 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 1217Chic

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 12:31:46 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Westbrook
...the faery from SC.

You must be mistaken. SC has none. There's one out of Wilmington NC to Fort Fisher, though.
21 posted on 03/08/2013 12:31:55 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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!!!!


22 posted on 03/08/2013 12:37:13 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: 1217Chic

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.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 12:39:59 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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!


24 posted on 03/08/2013 12:43:36 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: from occupied ga

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.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 12:44:05 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: from occupied ga

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.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 12:44:12 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: drewh

Newt would make a great weather vane he always knows which way the wind is blowing


27 posted on 03/08/2013 12:46:33 PM PST by globoreally
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To: drewh

John McCain is a collaborator.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 12:48:11 PM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: drewh

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.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 12:50:10 PM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

thanks for heads up...I’ll check it out.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 12:51:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: drewh
Rand Paul & Juan McInsane in same elevator TODAY


31 posted on 03/08/2013 12:54:30 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: dfwgator

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.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 1:16:13 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“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.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 2:16:43 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: hadaclueonce

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.

Narcissist.

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.)


34 posted on 03/08/2013 5:10:35 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: drewh

Lol

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

Except zeal


35 posted on 03/08/2013 5:20:45 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: generally

McCain is the stain.

He must retire if our nation is to survive.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 6:29:25 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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37 posted on 03/08/2013 7:07:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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