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Newt Gingrich writes column talking about Ron Paul

From Human Events

Newt Gingrich
Sarkozy, Obama, Romney, Ron Paul and the recent European elections
by Newt Gingrich
05/09/2012

"...The European results also put the popularity of Ron Paul in a wider context. The support for his ideas and his anti-establishment campaign is not a uniquely American phenomenon. He is, in fact, challenging the establishment in exactly the same manner as the various protest parties of the right and left in Europe.

These election results suggest the tea party movement and the support focused on Ron Paul is not a small development. It betrays historic discontent, and I doubt we have seen the last of it...."

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51368

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Holy Cow!!!

Newt has clicked on to the fact that all over the world, Joe Citizen is sick to death of the lying, cheating. "my butt for your money" politicians.
You're right Newt, for the first time in this election cycle...you haven't seen the last of it!

No Way Man

This guy is the perfect example of the psychopath, charming, slick, agrees with what the hype, he is a psychopathic individual, complete disregard for others and pathological lying, he has a reptilian brain, there is a part of our brain that is reptilian,

it is the most ancient part, and it is the reason for most of the worlds problems, especially by people who use only this part of their brain, greed, sex, lust, survival, group thinking, and power. It's amazing that our whole country is run by these individuals

People should really study and learn about these people, then they'll realize why this world has insane things happening in it

YOu Under Estimate the Sneaky

By pumping the fallen Sarkozy as a fiscal conservative and infering some Paulesque values upon him (!!) Knute is intimating that Paul's cuts will fail too and you may as well forget about this approach.

Knute... always backing the extablishment, as usual...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Zeitgeist - the general intellectual, moral, and cultural...

...climate of an era (Mirriam-Webster)

Along with socialist policies, the forming of the EU, and the conformity and stifling regulations called for by global initiatives such as Agenda 21, Europeans have been losing their national identities via global corporations and the influx of those from the Middle East. I think it's relevant that Newt Gingrich noted the connection between anti-establishment sentiment in Europe and the ever-growing support in America for liberty/Constitution candidate Ron Paul.

Just one point: let's not confuse the Ron Paul-inspired "tea party movement" (constitutionally-limited government, free market economy, fiscal responsibility) with actual tea party groups. Some groups marching under that banner are, bottom line, social conservatives in the image of Santorum, who (when not directly campaigning for t.p. support) said he had "some real concerns about this movement within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement, to sort of refashion conservatism," vowing to oppose it. The establishment platforms of Obama and Romney are (also) out of step with the times. Gingrich's observation augers well for the future.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Why isn't this guy in prison?

Why isn't this guy in prison?

Freedom bump

Freedom bump

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

He needs money to pay off his campaign debt.

Sorry Grinch. I hate to be harsh, but you're too washed-up to get any of my money. If you cared about your Neoconservatism, you would have dropped out after Michigan and endorsed Santorum. If you cared about fiscal Conservatism, you would have dropped out after Iowa and endorsed Ron Paul. But, ultimately, you only cared about yourself and your legacy.

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I don't think he reads this, but maybe you can send him a letter...

a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat

European Politics

The article is correct except for the fact that a few facts are twisted to fit his political aim of attacking Obama. I have been discussing this specific subject in other forums.

In my opinion, American politicians need to pay close attention to what is happening in Europe..and of course I have little doubt that they are studying the political landscape attentively. Yes, as the article suggests Ron Paul's gains in popularity are similar to the anti establishment support seen in Europe.

I will attempt to simplify this complex issue:

France
Sarkozy - True Conservative that attempted to curb France's socialists high spending programs, especially in health care and all things union. Under his leadership France's traditional socialist programs were slashed as the govt battled debt.
With increasing unemployment especially with the youth ... The people ousted him demanding "we want socialism back, govt needs to spend to help the people."

USA
In my opinion, Gingrich is wrong when he says that the European developments are bad for Obama. Quite the opposite. They are a relief. Obama can warn "look at France and see what happens when a govt tries to cut spending, medicare, social benefits, and attack unions. Under my rule....I will spend even more and will stay in power.

Ron Paul
Regardless of all the spending that Obama is undertaking Americans are still suffering after a massive scam economy. He is the choice for those disfranchised hoping for change and honesty in govt. This, by the way, is one of the promises that got Sarkozy into power. "responsible fiscal conservative" which he is.

My view is that the republican party needs to study very closely the current trend in Europe. In Europe the shift from socialism to conservatism failed. The poor and the unemployed young could swallow no more.

These topics will be hot debate points during the presidential debates. Republicans need to study seriously the strong reaction by the people of France to Sarkozy's fiscal conservatism. His promise to cut spending and waste got him into office....and his actually doing it got him the boot ...and I mean big time.

I have been studying Ron Paul and his movement with great interest and to be honest in a perfect world all politicians would resemble Dr. Paul. Unfortunately we are not living an ideal world. Cutting debt usually means taking money away from the poor that are often uneducated and lazy. Last I checked..like in France they are in the majority.

If the republicans ignore Europe they do so at their peril.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

Sarkozy?... True Neocon!

The pretend conservative who is the penultimate Neocon... participated in the rape, pillage, and murder of more than just Libya! One of many status quo, neocon Fed bank beneficiaries, who will be brought to justice along with his American and European counterparts for his participation in and facilitation of, the greatest theft and murdering century in history!

Wake up

"In Europe the shift from socialism to conservatism failed."

What!!!

Europe has been on one long road towards socialism/communism for several decades. There has never been any attempt of a shift towards conservatism. Of course they tell you so because noone would support a new Soviet Union if they new that is the model Europe is copying.

The EU is run just like the old Polit Bureau in The Soviet Union. America is going down the same path.

Communism, socialism, fascism are all the same thing. They split them up to give the impression there are more than one side. They all support the few against the many. They all represent Tyranny.

There is only one question: Tyranny or freedom?

Thanks for the laugh

HAA HAA HAA

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

You are very welcome

Laughing is good for the soul. Stay happy!

Give me freedom and liberty

you can shove all the socialist crap! The Federal Reserve, they are the true thieves for the last 100 years. Robbed America of all it's wealth while keeping us at war! At least with Ron Paul as President poor people will once again be able to break the bonds of debt that the FED has enslaved us with. Some will be able to become middle class and even rich.

Once the FED is dead here and America is once again prosperous the rest of the world will follow. If you are really a Rothschild (lol) I would be shaking in my shoes, because the peasants may soon be coming for you with rope. HAHAHAHA

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

a linching for a common name

It is a common name, check the phonebook.

Do many Americans feel like they want to return to linchings?

:-(

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

I was just joking

the name I just love it lol! I have to smile every time I see it on the DP. But then you better do some research on the name, it is pretty famous in my book. Not in a complimentary way though.

I have noticed that your an Obama fan, what is it you like about him. Is it the Passing of Obamacare, or redoing the Patriot Act, or Signing of NDAA? NDAA= arrest anyone any time for anything, but then the R's and D's worked together on this.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Obama Fan?

What makes you sense that? I don't recall making any pro Obama comments here or elsewhere. I have previously stated that I hope Ron Paul wins primarily for his promise to return the US military home from the many nations they currently occupy.

My posting in this thread are observations only. Just because I describe what I see in France vis-a-vis a return shift to socialism does not mean that this is something that I am happy with. Far from it.

As for Obama, I must admit that I was one of those Europeans chearing on when he was elected. I felt that it was an important social milestone for the US in bring it citizens together, black and white. He also promised to reduce military spending and bring an end to torture.

All promises broken left me with a heavy heart. I cannot express how deeply I desire that Ron Paul become president. Like many other supporters I don't agree with all that he stands for but at the base of it ...I would accept a few minor policies for an honest politician that promises to bring an end to the American Military Empire. I don't agree with Christian prayer in classrooms and a few other issues which I see as minor in view of the issues facing all citizens of this world.

Returning to the topic of this thread. I am concerned with the current trend in Europe and in some other regions of the world. Socialism I fear is on the rise and republicans in the US need to study this carefully.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

Try spellcheck.

Or a dictionary. Better yet, try another website.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Sarkozy a conservative?

Sarkozy was no conservative. He was about like Romney, had some conservative rhetoric (but even that could be sparse when he didn't feel pressure to be conservative) but was in the hip pocket of bank welfare. He cared more about being Merkel's pet poodle than cutting spending. No, debt went up in France every year. Anytime you hear 'austerity' measures in Europe think about the Stateside rhetoric of "We're cutting a TRILLION dollars over 10 years!!" (100 billion cut from the deficit each year)... not Austrian economics austerity.

I'm not sure with what particular measures Sarkozy took under the title "austerity" but if he did something to make them mad it was not prioritizing his cut correctly (French dads are still in Afghanistan). I would not be concerned with a backlash from Ron Paul's cuts. The only concern I would have is that when the necessary market correction comes, the ones who WILL be hurt the most (the big banks and corporations living on taxpayer dime) will be the ones hanging on to the microphone blaming capitalism/RP for the correction.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

Levels of Conservatism

Of course I provided a simplistic overview as I stated in my posting. I didn't go into levels of conservatism and yes, I would agree that the conservative party of France is far less conservative than that of the US. It is relative to the nation however.

There are no conservatives that measure up the extreme degree that Ron Paul represents. And of course, I agree with you that it is not just a matter of degree but also a matter of how and where cutting and spending is done.

Those points aside, was I was attempting to illustrate is that there is a need for American politicans, especially the republicans, to study the failure of conservatism in France and the popular quite loud demand for a return to socialism.

It was not a more extreme degree of conservatism that the French people demanded. It was a return to socialism which I find revolting.

What amazes me on this forum is the level of defensiveness that many people have. There seems to be a lack of appreciation for debate and discussion for anything remotely resembling a challenge to the Ron Paul's policies.

I am pointing out that Europe is a lesson that should not be ignored. I understand that Americans are to some degree ethnocentric and tend to discount anything foreign. I understand this but this is a subject that I believe is important....and as it seems so do some politicians as Gingrich's current article demonstrates.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

Whatever... Getrich, Get

Whatever...

Getrich, Get lost.

Good one

Newt Getrich

...very funny

Nice to everybody... then tries to sell a book

He's out of money as usual.

Susie 4 Liberty's picture

Newton is not out of money...in my opinion

He may be hawking his book/more donations, but Newton is NOT out of money...

OR give me the money of which he's not out! (Whoa - was that ever a hard sentence to construct! And still not right. But try it!)

Susie 4 Liberty

Ok, so I'll just ask then

Does Gingrich think that I am stupid?

Yes, yes he does.

He's made quite a career off doing so.