36 votes

Newt Gingrich on Ron Paul: "History will recognize him"

In response to this tweet, Newt just tweeted the following a few minutes ago:

@David_Kretzmann there is no question ron paul was the first serious national leader to take on federal reserve history will recognize him

http://twitter.com/newtgingrich/status/116657584219504642

Make sure you retweet it.

BTW this isn't the first time Gingrich has praised the good doctor. This is what Newt said a few months ago in case you missed it:

And let me say in this regard that there is no elected official who has done a greater job of bringing to public attention the very serious problems raised by the operations of the Federal Reserve than Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul.

We all owe him a debt of gratitude for focusing our attention on the very real erosion of American freedom and prosperity caused by the actions of the Federal Reserve.

http://www.newt.org/news/audit-and-reform-the-federal-reserve

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Newt should nominate Ron Paul

It has gotten to the point where Newt vocally agrees with Ron Paul (on key issues of monetary policy) so much that he should just step aside. How can you speak about a man as if he were your hero and continue to stand in the way of his victory?

http://lopeztime.net/ron-pauling-the-fed/

It's a little early to be

It's a little early to be singing his swan song Newt, Ron Paul hasn't even served his terms as president yet.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Sarah Palin deserves credit too!

I'm not a Sarah Palin fan but my esteem for her rose a notch after I saw her on the Sean Hannity show a couple of nights ago. So, Hannity starts by saying, "We've got the top three candidates, Perry, Romney and Bachman . . ." and Sarah interupts him and says, essentially, "we don't really know if that is the top three because there is Ron Paul also." Sean Hannity looked upset to be caught in what is essentially a lie. So, kudos to Sarah and Newt!

Sorry.

I don't agree with every Newt stands for

But, like Ron Paul, he has a principled platform, and I personally think that is admirable. I like Newt. This tweet is awesome.

Newt and Ron

Newt is obviously a better communicator, as last night's "debate" indicated. If only he didn't carry so much presonal baggage, he would be my choice. Ron tried to show his core monetarism has relevance to other issues, but I fear he's over the heads of the electorate in doing so. I suggest the good Dotor stress the principles he brings to other issues so that he may be clearly contrasted to the RINOs there beside him on the stage.

Tom Beebe St Louis

Is that all history will remember Dr. Paul for, Newt?

Hardly!! Ron Paul will be remembered for changing the way our political system has been operating. He has set a standard that is appealing to more and more Americans. Because of Ron Paul, Americans now want "genuineness". Ron is ethical, principled and honest. He doesn't flip-flop to gain votes; he doesn't pander to special interest groups; he doesn't lie; he has stood his ground protecting the Constitution, even when he is mocked and jeered at by the media, his fellow politicians, and the so-called "establishment".

Because of Ron Paul, the days of slick politicians like Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney are over. Because of Ron Paul the days of narcissistic politicians like John Edwards and Rick Perry are over. Because of Ron Paul, the days of politicians who "can be bought and sold for a price", are over.

And Newt, because you fit into the "bought and sold" category, it looks like your days are also numbered.

So, you are correct Newt, history will remember Ron Paul: but it won't remember you!

"I support the Declaration of Independence and I interpret the Constitution."

this is bull

Move along. There's some political strategy involved. Nothing good is likely to come from Newt.

Remember Larry McDonald...Murdered by The NWO

Also a physician, Dr. McDonald was President of the John Birch Society. He was a fine gentleman and conservative congressional democrat from Georgia. I once say him arguing on TV with Tom Braden, a former CIA asset, one of the co- hosts on a CNN program called "Crossfire", which aired back in the 80's. Patrick J. Buchanan was bradens co-host.The show argued political issues of the day from the left-right paradym.

Shotly thereafter, McDonalds jet (Flight 007) was shot forced down by allegedly over russian air space.

North Carolina Senator Jeese Helms was supposed to be on that flight as well..

Newt & Larry McDonald

Interesting that Newt came to represent Larry McDonald's old district after he was felled from the air. Larry was a mentor to Ron Paul and everything he said has come borne out to be true.

Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann, Gary Johnson,

Herman Cain, John Huntsman, DROP OUT and endorse Ron Paul NOW.
WTF R U DOING.

I will admit, though I was

I will admit, though I was always behind Ron Paul this season, that doesn't mean I don't sympathize with Gary Johnson. But his campaign has just been terrible so far.

His chance is probably gone, but I still hope he uses this opportunity tonight to echo Paul and take on the neoconservative mentality more aggressively than Paul does.

I'd like to ask a favor though...I won't be seeing the debate tonight, but I know someone will have all of Ron Paul's responses edited together when I get back. Would someone be interested in doing this for Gary Johnson as well? That would be great.

Never forget:

To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.


- Barry Goldwater

Well Said,

shower them with emails, we hope they realize it soon, so Ron Paul can concentrate on national policies right away & now.
Let there be a straight contest, Obama the stinking demon has to go, and in the meantime he needs to be straightened out.

why would newt say this???

As few people mentioned I find newt very clever and decieving..
Here is why I think Newt is being nice to Dr. Paul

1. he is trying to appear a geniun person who acknoledges Dr. Pauls contributions, so when he copy his ideas in the debates or in his speeches, he doesn't look like someone who stole the idea, but someone who is borrowing it.
2. he wants to appeal to those republicans who like Dr. Paul, but may not vote for him because of the electiblity issue, the MSM is pushing.
3. If dr. Paul get elected, he probably would like to have a cabinate position..

This is very strategic move from Newt, and I would not fall for it..

I don't know if you have

I don't know if you have noticed, but Newt has said positive things about a lot of the other candidates as well. His presidential bid isn't serious. He is there to promote the Republican Party. In all the debates he has wanted to stop the in-fighting and has always focused on Obama. I believe he is interested in uniting the party. I really don't think it is anything sinister.

I wouldn't trust Newt any

I wouldn't trust Newt any further than I could throw him...with my feet!

He's shown his true colors many times and he has everything to gain if the status quo is maintained. He may be trying to win some favor just in case it all crumbles and he wants to be spared.

I agree freevoice, but history will remember the "NEWT" as well

as mr. new world (odor) order..the great fake conservative from the creators of the jewish state, the council on foreign relations and the bohemian grove owl watchers..

he makes me sick to my stomach!

Linus finds Great Pumpkin, Turns out To Be Newt Gingrich's Head

hehehehe.... Now, THAT's a HEADline we'd like to see...hahaha... sorry, I'm feeling humorous this evening....

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

BAHAHAHAHAH

BAHAHAHAHAH

So..

I know people who talk to him on a regular basis and I expect to run into him again. He spends a lot of time in my town because his wife's mother lives close to here. I've mentioned it before, but I was his security at one of his speeches 2 years ago. I even rode in his car with him.

I have reason to believe, based on the statement of someone who knows him well, he will be coming back to do a speech at the same place. I will probably talk to him again. If I do, what would you suggest I ask or say? I lean toward being diplomatic, and saying I'm from the Ron Paul camp and we appreciate the support on those issues.

At first glance

At first glance, I read your comment and thought you were just looking for attention. Then again, Ron Paul has slept in my home, so I guess it's just a small world. (-:

Let him know briefly that you want to ask him something. (i.e., prep him for a political question at his convenience.) Tell him you feel that the media is marginalizing and outright lying about him and Paul. Say you're working with the Paul camp, but you feel that he, Paul, and just a few others are standing up for what Republicanism truly means. Finally, say that while your support is with Paul right now, you want to express your sincere appreciation for his diplomacy and ability to stay on target.

If he wants to talk more, he will. Just speak your conscience then. If he wants to know more from you, then he will want to know the honest truth.

That's just a guess. My experience is not horribly extensive, though I've met a few "important people". If he's worth talking to, then he'll make himself available once he discovers that you're worth talking to. One consistent fact in the liberty movement is that the very best are also completely humble. They don't have any holier-than-thou attitude, though they may seem that way for lack of time and for having to deal with many straw men and sycophants.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Surely to heaven's you've installed a

"Ron Paul slept here" framed document to your home? I would :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

John McCain on Ron Paul :

John McCain on Ron Paul :

"Ron Paul is the most honest man in the U.S. Congress." ~ John McCain, 1980

Kucinich, McCain, Reagan, Gingrich, Johnson

I'd love to see a list, because it seems like the ones who have the best to say about Paul are the ones who have risen to significant heights and/or levels of respect among the people.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Thats an oldie but goodie.

Thats an oldie but goodie.

Gingrich is no dummy - He's a history expert but...

...He is immoral in his thinking.

I'm not talking about social morality - I couldn't care less.

I mean on foreign policy and the role of the U.S. he is immoral because he supports constant interventionism and policing the world.

He CHOOSES not to believe in "blowback" consequences of flawed foreign policy when as a historian he should know better.

Gingrich is a classic NEO-CON, who thinks we should spread our goodness at the point of a gun.

I'll take the complement, but every time Gingrich talks favorably about Ron Paul, it comes with a big "BUT" at the end of his statement (either implied or actually said).

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

yet

he's "unelectable" smh

a matter of mutual respect

It is obvious that Mr. Newt Gingrich respects the good doctor and we should show the same respect to his as well.

Gingrich is a WARMONGER, but sometimes these people

say things, in part, because it's true, but also because they KNOW it's true, and moreso because they feel that more people (especially people who are sympathetic to Dr. Paul) will listen to him (Newt)than if he were to ignore the man who pushed against the Federal Reserve for decades.

It's to HIS advantage NOT to ignore him, as he makes snide looks about Ron Paul as he visited with Santorum the last debate about the foreign policy.

Newt Gingrich is a consummate politician, and they, the candidates, are all trying to garnish Ron Paul's base, even moreso, because they know Dr. Paul's base has grown exponentially since '08 and as they fear the worst---is that the "base" is beginning to morph into the "masses".

And, indeed, it has....