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Newt Gingrich: I Side With Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 02:10 PM

Posted on 08/01/2013 6:10:07 PM PDT by drewh

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he sides with Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz because they are not afraid to ask important questions, and it is disheartening to watch establishment Republicans like Gov. Chris Christie "grow hysterical."

"I consistently have been on the side of having the courage that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have and I think it's sad to watch the establishment grow hysterical, but frankly they're hysterical because they have no answers," Gingrich said while appearing on "The Laura Ingraham Show," Politico reports.

Gingrich was on Ingraham's show to offer his opinion on the current debate going on between Paul and the New Jersey governor, which began when Christie said the libertarian ideas promoted by the Kentucky Republican were "dangerous" because of his isolationist views on national security and his opposition to the NSA's surveillance program.

Gingrich said that even though he did support the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq, Republicans need to admit that "the way they were executed failed, and maybe we should have known better, those of us that supported them. … Republicans have a real obligation to ask themselves the question: Aren't there some pretty painful lessons to learn from the last 10 or 12 years? Don't we have to confront the reality that this didn't work as a strategy?"

The GOP infighting is a sign of the discomfort the establishment has with the power that Paul and Cruz, of Texas, have gained in recent months, Gingrich argued. "Trust me, Chris Christie is only the first sign," he said.

Gingrich said established Republicans will grow "more hysterical" as Paul and Cruz become "more powerful."

"They will gain strength as it's obvious that they are among the few people willing to raise the right questions," he said.

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


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1 posted on 08/01/2013 6:10:07 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Better than licking Barry’s feet with McCain and Flake.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 6:12:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: drewh

3 posted on 08/01/2013 6:14:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Lame-O-Rama!


4 posted on 08/01/2013 6:15:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: drewh

I really wish I could believe Newt. He is a very intelligent individual and would make a real good ally.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777
Newt belongs in a think tank, not in political office.

Politically he pretty much blows with the wind.

6 posted on 08/01/2013 6:21:49 PM PDT by what's up
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To: drewh

Did he wet his finger and shove it in the air to see which way the wind is blowing????


7 posted on 08/01/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Paladin2

Gross. Their knees are even touching.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 6:31:17 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: GraceG

I’ve always wondered why he has that thick, plastered down helmet hair. Well, that explains it. I guess if he is always out there checking the wind, he needs to make sure his hair doesn’t get messed up.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 6:38:55 PM PDT by married21
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To: Paladin2

Ugh. Only thing missing is her offering him an apple.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Paladin2; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Newt’s always been full of sh!t.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 6:51:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: drewh

Okay, so everyone is going to hate on Newt for his stupid bit with Pelosi that he has never adequately explained. Yeah, me too, BUT, BUT, BUT!!!... Newt is really good at not being a candidate. If he’s willing to go on various media and stir things up, then great! Get him out there. He’s really good at it. He’s capable of being a great advocate for certain parts of the agenda, but he needs a consistent forum. He should see Sarah Palin on how to do that.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: drewh

Gingrich the ‘me too, me too’ opportunist.

[He is probably hoping he would be on their VP short list if either managed to get the nomination.]


13 posted on 08/01/2013 7:08:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: drewh

Thank you Newt....you are not perfect, you’ve got significant warts, but I still like you a lot.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 7:09:29 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: drewh
Weeeeallll....from the posts here, looks like Newt is back on everyone's s--t list.

You know, the list he was on up till the day JimRob endorsed him, and everyone became a Newt supporter over night.

I was a Newt supporter here back when the "Run Sarah Run!!" crowd would have zotted me if they could......never did care much for the Newtie-come-latelies.

15 posted on 08/01/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (I call it messin' with the kid.)
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To: drewh

Newt, just go back to counting your money and shut up, okay?


16 posted on 08/01/2013 7:13:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: what's up
Newt belongs in a think tank, not in political office.

He already is. Why do you think he has been hanging around Washington for the last 20 years? He is one of those who feeds off of Washington politics.
17 posted on 08/01/2013 7:16:41 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: drewh

Circular firing squad, anybody??


18 posted on 08/01/2013 7:18:50 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Paladin2

My thoughts exactly. He praises Cruz and Rand for the courage and strength of principles Newt himself at times lacks...


19 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:19 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Notary Sojac
You know, the list he was on up till the day JimRob endorsed him, and nearly everyone became a Newt supporter over night.

Corrected.

Some of us never jumped on the Gingrich bandwagon. I have remained constant in my opinion of Gingrich since the late 1990s.
20 posted on 08/01/2013 7:21:29 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: cookcounty

hear, hear


21 posted on 08/01/2013 7:22:03 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Flintlock
Circular firing squad, anybody??

Apparently, those don't work. The old political retreads keep sticking their heads up every few years.
22 posted on 08/01/2013 7:23:47 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Paladin2

Words mean things. Or in the case of #3, commercials mean things. And in Gingrich’s case, not “conservative” things.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 7:24:00 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: TomGuy

He’s also tried running for office. Egad. Let him stay in the tank.


24 posted on 08/01/2013 7:25:45 PM PDT by what's up
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To: cookcounty

I do, too.

Nothing he is saying in this article is untrue. Pretty interesting that folks would down him for promoting two of our best conservative voices.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 7:29:57 PM PDT by berdie
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To: drewh
Newt Gingrich: I Side With Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

I'm going say something very bold, or at least very different from most the comments that I see on this thread.

I side with Newt's comment about Rand and Cruz versus Christie.

26 posted on 08/01/2013 7:31:13 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: berdie
Nothing he is saying in this article is untrue. Pretty interesting that folks would down him for promoting two of our best conservative voices.

They are not quit downing him for promoting today's two best conservative voices.

But they are certainly ignoring the comment aren't they.

27 posted on 08/01/2013 7:35:24 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

I stand with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Newt Gingrich.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 7:54:46 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: FreeReign

Newt needs to dump on Juan and Boner. It’d be more useful.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 7:56:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Moorings

If Newt Gingrich was the nominee last year, whether he won or not, at least he would have fought and fought hard. Unlike the poser who was too afraid to say anything too controversial.


30 posted on 08/01/2013 7:59:18 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: FreeReign

I side with FreeReign who sides with Newt who sides with Rand and Cruz vs. Christie.


31 posted on 08/01/2013 8:11:18 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Paladin2

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

I can’t say that this is a harsh slap down..but it isn’t a pat on the head. He sort of said McCain is washed up.

There is no love lost between Gingrich and Boehner.


32 posted on 08/01/2013 8:15:01 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Moorings

I don’t think we had a shot of winning last year...but I would have paid good money to see Newt debate The Won and put the slanted mediators in their respective places.


33 posted on 08/01/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: All

We didn’t go to war against Iraq or Afghanistan. We went to war against terror. Anyone paying even a little bit of attention would have known it’s a “war” that can’t be won.


34 posted on 08/01/2013 8:28:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: All

Let me add it’s a war we can’t win because we do what has to be done to win.

Newt jumping on the bandwagon reminds me of Jim Maddox when he was running against Ann Richards for governor. Ross Perot was running strong so Jim went around telling people “I’m like Ross Perot”. I swear. He said it to me.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 8:30:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: berdie
Nothing he is saying in this article is untrue. Pretty interesting that folks would down him for promoting two of our best conservative voices.

People are such mindless sheep. They forget that Newt was "tea party" long before those others came along. Remember the one minute speeches, his taking down Speaker Jim Wright and building the revolution that took over the House? That victory was years in the making and Newt was out front in all of it. Perhaps, some should show a bit of gratitude to him for his efforts. I haven't forgotten.

36 posted on 08/01/2013 8:31:57 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Bigg Red

Or, back to Tiffany’s ;)


37 posted on 08/01/2013 8:32:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: drewh; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; The Cajun; musicman; TheOldLady; LibLieSlayer; deoetdoctrinae; ...
Gingrich said established Republicans will grow "more hysterical" as Paul and Cruz become "more powerful."

NEWT GINGRICH IS absolutely right.

Seen the game played too many times.

Destroy the TEA Party conservatives, then tell us we have to support the squishy moderate nominee because he's better than the demonic-rat.

NEVER AGAIN!

38 posted on 08/01/2013 8:39:25 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: drewh
What Gingrich says is true, his reasoning is correct as to the establishment's feelings of "discomfort," due primarily to the rest of the GOP refusing to follow their lead on gays, women and illegal aliens.

Kind of like saying, "Trust me, I'm from the government."

No longer, do we trust either the government nor the RNC "establishment" for they represent the same thing - "do as we say, NOT as we do!"

Unfortunately, Gingrich will say this today, then tomorrow (figuratively or not) he'll come down on Christie's side an saying Cruz and Paul are "out of the mainstream!" His credibility is seriously in question, in my mind.

39 posted on 08/01/2013 8:58:26 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: VerySadAmerican

There is never a war that can’t be won.
Don’t be a defeatist.


40 posted on 08/01/2013 9:00:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: upsdriver

I haven’t forgotten either.

I don’t know that people are mindless sheep necessarily. I just think it is easier to remember the bad instead of the good. And they find it to be lots of fun to project the future in a negative manner if they don’t like a person.


41 posted on 08/01/2013 9:37:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: onyx

I’ve always liked and respected Newt. When he’d take a stand I did not agree with, he would at least have a reasonable explanation! If he had been the nominee, and Candy pulled that crap during his debate, he would have handed the world her head on a platter and then proceed to continue ripping Obama’s little brain apart!


42 posted on 08/01/2013 10:27:42 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: Dogbert41

Smiling!
You’re right about that!
I would have much preferred to lose with Nominee Newt than with Romney.
Newt would have gone down fighting with all his might.


43 posted on 08/01/2013 10:31:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Paladin2
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President Newt Gingrich -- 2016


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44 posted on 08/02/2013 12:00:40 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: what's up
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Yeah, I guess Newt really is inept, and a bit stupid too ...


especially after that historic House capture he was the architect of ...

and all that Contract With America nonsense that Rush Limbaugh has been praising all this week ...

and forcing President Bill Clinton to sign the historic Welfare Reform Bill ...




/sarcasm-off ...




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45 posted on 08/02/2013 12:03:43 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Newt served his purpose politically in the 90's. He's not effective there anymore though. He blew it when he had an affair with an intern at the same time as Monica happened.

Terrible terrible judgment.

46 posted on 08/02/2013 12:13:25 AM PDT by what's up
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To: berdie; upsdriver

>> Pretty interesting that folks would down him for promoting two of our best conservative voices.

half-witted, actually.


47 posted on 08/02/2013 12:23:07 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Paladin2

Guilt by association, huh? You do know how that picture came to be taken, don’t you? And what its purpose was?

In the meantime, keep posting it to remind us of something or another about Newt and Nancy.


48 posted on 08/02/2013 1:59:59 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: FreeReign

Newt was the best candidate running for president..bar NONE. Right on Newt! I side with Cruz too.


49 posted on 08/02/2013 5:15:09 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: TomGuy
Circular firing squad, anybody??

Apparently, those don't work.


It works quite well here on Free Republic!
50 posted on 08/02/2013 6:21:23 AM PDT by TexanByBirth (Free Republic: where they may agree with the message, but they love to shoot the messenger!)
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