Sen. Rand Paul: Gingrich Not From The Tea Party...Not Even a Conservative.'

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    Kentucky GOP senator and tea party supporter Rand Paul blasted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Friday, calling the former House Speaker a “big government, status quo Republican.”

    “Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative,” Sen. Paul wrote in an opinion piece for The Des Moines Register. “He is part of the Washington establishment I was sent to fight. He has been wrong on many of the major issues of the day.”

    Paul, a freshman senator elected largely on a wave of tea party activism, went on to assault Gingrich’s record, specifically his work for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    “While one candidate in the race, my father, Rep. Ron Paul, was publicly warning about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the crisis they were helping to create, Gingrich was earning millions to not only endorse but also promote the status quo.”

    Paul also noted such Gingrich’s history of “global warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi, support for cap-and-trade, funding Planned Parenthood, and, recently, announcing that life does not begin at a conception."



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    So saith the son of Gingrich's competition... Not a Newt fan, but c'mon....
     
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    Rand Paul was the most 'Tea Party' of any of the candidates who actually managed to win in 2010.

    His critique of Gingrich is comprehensive and devastating.

    What is humorous, in contrast is how so many faux-Tea Partiers are desperately trying to rationalize supporting Gingrich if for no other reason than to save face in light of the fact that the Tea Party's influence in this primary has effectively turned to shit...

    ...Romney vs. Gingrich in the final round in a race that the Tea Party was supposed to dominate?

    lol, we told you so.
     

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