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Paul Settles 15 Year Grudge With Gingrich on National TV

Newt has had tonight comming for fifteen years. And Ron Paul took him down tonight. It was like a building fell on Newt.

Newt wimpered his last words to Ron Paul when he said..."But I wasn't eligible for the draft". Like a snivleing girl. He knew it was time for justice.

Newt Gingrich tried to prevent Ron Paul's 1996 return to Congress.
Kyle Rogers, Charleston Conservative Examiner
November 30, 2011

Gingrich and Paul have a history of conflict. In 1996, Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House and aggresively urged fellow Republicans to tone down their conservative views. Gingrich was calling for the Republican party to modernize. It was at this time that Gingrich tried to keep Ron Paul from returning to congress.

Paul had decided to run for Congress in 1996 after a ten year absence. Gingrich went to great lengths to try to stop Paul in Republican primary. Ron Paul's primary opponent, incumbent Greg Laughlin, was a former Democrat. Newt Gingrich recruited Laughlin to the Republican camp in 1995 by promising him a position in the Republican controlled US House. Gingrich recruited fifty congressmen and then Texas Governor George W. Bush to endorse Laughlin over Paul.

Ron Paul dug up statements by Gingrich and the RNCC attacking Laughlin in 1994. He published these statements in newspaper ads. Paul also enlisted the aid of Pat Buchanan, Nolan Ryan, and Steve Forbes for his campaign.

Paul won the primary and went on to win the general election. He has retained the seat ever since.

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http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charlesto...




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Is there a pattern here

Seems like when Ron Paul is attacked he comes back with campaign ending counter attacks. Remember Rudy Giuliani. Rick Perry. And lately Rick Santorum has been getting hammered. Mitt has to be getting a little worried he'll be next. The thing I keep hearing from people is that when others attack RP it only displays there arrogance.

Systematic take downs

Systematic take downs

thank you for posting

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That was wonderful!

It was maddening to see the media portray Newt as something other than the blowhard Rino he was.

I thought we were done with this loser after his last embarrassing turn in the spotlight...I was actually pretty impressed that he was able to go 2 months without saying something stupid.

He met his match with Dr. Paul...he's been dragging his heels against liberty for 30 years, now he wants a return to the old GOP?

Doesn't he know that he's is probably the main person responsible for destroying the old GOP?

Nice :P

Nice :P

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Eligibility

Newt Gingrich, who last year told Congress: 'I am the very tough-minded son of a career soldier', was eligible from 1961 to 1969, also took the prudent course of a student deferment and told the Wall Street Journal:

Given everything I believe in a large part of me thinks I should have gone over…[but] Part of the question I had to ask myself was what difference I would have made.

-- Newt Gingrich, Wall Street Journal, 1985

Newt stayed behind to make a "difference"?

What large part of you thinks at all, Newt? Your belly or your butt?

The question we have to ask you is what difference have you made SINCE you avoided military service for a supposedly more effective course of action?

What difference did your student deferment make in the way that you have supported entangling alliances since then; while doing little that bears any resemblance to the limited, just powers of our Constitutional framework?

Here is an interesting piece from the Dept. of State, Office of the Historian, covering the period of Newt's eligibility, titled: "1961-1968: Entangling Alliances". See if you can find any difference these events might have made in shaping Gingrich's positions today. All I can find is more of the same.
http://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

bump

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haha. gotta love old cspan.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/NewsReview498/start/2175/...

Q: "What do Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Chris Matthews and Walter Shapiro have in common?"

A: "They all ran for congress (and lost) in 1974."

Shapiro's correction was he was the first loser among them!

He ran and lost in 1972, so he lead the other losers in showing them how to fail. Now that is leadership!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

gold piece

gold piece