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Newt Gingrich: John McCain attacks on Rand Paul ‘sad’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is slamming Sen. John McCain for criticizing Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, saying it’s “sad” for someone who was once known as a maverick in Congress.

“What I find sad about Sen. McCain’s recent comments both to Ted Cruz, when Ted Cruz was frankly raising legitimate questions [about Benghazi] and with Rand Paul, is, you know, when I first knew John McCain in the House — he was a maverick. In the Senate, for years, he was a maverick,” Gingrich said Thursday on Fox News.

He continued: “Of everybody I know in the Senate, I didn’t know anybody who had a better record of bucking the leadership, doing what he thought mattered, marching to his own drummer. And I think that it’s unfortunate. But I think frankly it doesn’t hurt Ted Cruz and it doesn’t hurt Rand Paul — it hurts John McCain. The country is moving on, we’re in a new era, people know that these are legitimate questions.”


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Someone is spiking your koolaid folks

Saddle up for a ride. Newt is about to build a moonbase in your asses, make sure you reach back for a kiss.

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The garden gnome speaks.

Seriously, he needs a solar panel on his butt and a light bulb in his belly, I'll put him on the patio. That is about the only use I have for him.
Don't be lemmings. If folks want to dance with the devil and play politics, that is an honorable decision, but when you start mistaking the devil for the prom queen... It is very nice to have the MSM and warmongers have to dance to our tune for a while, but if we consider their lip service to liberty as evidence of any kind of meaningful victory, we are stepping on our own toes.

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When they called him a

When they called him a "maverick" it must have been misheard. Probably called him a "dipstick".


I remember when Bush and McCain were running for the Republican nomination in 2000. I "supported" McCain, (not eligible to vote).

I was in high school, so I would like to use that as an excuse, but the video below show just how normal and sensible Bush sound when he as elected.

I have never been one to buy into conspiracy theories, but when the government absolutely destroyed the rule of law......it sure makes you think.

The video below makes Bush seem so reasonable and compassionate, almost as though it would take an extraordinarily act to change his mind. Well...I will leave the rest up to you find individuals.


I think he was just saying what people wanted to hear...

Just like Obama did, the peace candidate always wins.

Or as Megadeth put it, Peace sells but who's buying?

As in who's buying the lies of the politicians.

Bush looks disingenuous in that video to me.

Newt, as his name indicates...

is a reptilian. He like Rush Limbaugh, would be condemning Rand Paul if it weren't for millions of citizens who've had enough of the traitors running our government. The idea that McCain was a "maverick" just demonstrates how some politicians play a "maverick" role as a means to fool citizens into thinking their government is legitimate. Rand Paul proved something with his filibuster. He proved that taking a stand on principle, in the face of overwhelming opposition, can be a force for good in the world. Check out this post, "Rand Paul: One person can make a difference"


http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

As odd as it might sound, I

As odd as it might sound, I think Newt is mostly genuine.

Not right on most things mind you, but genuine. He has a genuine big ego and genuinely thinks about big ideas, and genuinely screws up most of the time.

But after he gained the Speakership in the 90's he forced Clinton to reign in the BATF and curtail many of the abuses the agency was committing against lawful gun owners. (that we are starting to see again under Obama ) And for that I could never bring myself to really dislike him, no matter how wrong he might be on some things.

All the big lifers moving in

Sorry Newt, you've got a lifetime of professional warmongerng under your belt. You'll have to lose that weight to fit in the door.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

True, but..

... During the campaign, he was the most respectful of Dr Paul; so for that I give him a small amount of cordialness in return.

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I remember that. Ron Paul

I remember that. Ron Paul would basically say "newt, you don't know what you're talking about" and Gingrich would be smiling back and laughing like he was happy as hell to be corrected by the Good Doctor.

Felt a little dishonest coming from Gingrich

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I always thought he was

I always thought he was smiling because he knew the Doc was exactly right.