Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: I Side With Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
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.
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Better than licking Barry’s feet with McCain and Flake.
I really wish I could believe Newt. He is a very intelligent individual and would make a real good ally.
Politically he pretty much blows with the wind.
Did he wet his finger and shove it in the air to see which way the wind is blowing????
Gross. Their knees are even touching.
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.
Ugh. Only thing missing is her offering him an apple.
Newt’s always been full of sh!t.
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.
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.]
Thank you Newt....you are not perfect, you’ve got significant warts, but I still like you a lot.
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.
Newt, just go back to counting your money and shut up, okay?
Circular firing squad, anybody??
My thoughts exactly. He praises Cruz and Rand for the courage and strength of principles Newt himself at times lacks...
Words mean things. Or in the case of #3, commercials mean things. And in Gingrich’s case, not “conservative” things.
He’s also tried running for office. Egad. Let him stay in the tank.
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.
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.
They are not quit downing him for promoting today's two best conservative voices.
But they are certainly ignoring the comment aren't they.
I stand with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Newt Gingrich.
Newt needs to dump on Juan and Boner. It’d be more useful.
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.
I side with FreeReign who sides with Newt who sides with Rand and Cruz vs. Christie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Or, back to Tiffany’s ;)
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.
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.
There is never a war that can’t be won.
Don’t be a defeatist.
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.
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!
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.
Terrible terrible judgment.
>> Pretty interesting that folks would down him for promoting two of our best conservative voices.
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.
Newt was the best candidate running for president..bar NONE. Right on Newt! I side with Cruz too.