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...