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i was too, a couple decades ago. re hcsk, ron paul's foreign policy may be his very best point (hard to say there are several). foreign policy success is not measured by how many people one can kill but by how well the long term interests of the nation are defended. and multiplying wars against an increasingly radicalized and empowered group of adversaries while allies dwindle doesn't do it. as rumsfeld asked, are we making more of them than we are killing? answer: yes.
hscknight, Dr. Paul is correct on international policy and could school you and obummer about the banksters. Get over it and join the Paul revolution.
End the FED or we're DEAD.
Watch out! There's a Muslim under your bed!
Newt did nothing to stop illegal immigration when he was Speaker. Absolutely nothing.
Newt is not even a good historian (his chosen profession)! He stated that Franklin Roosevelt was a great man who ended the Great Depression. Anyone who has a minimal knowledge of the history of that era knows the Depression did not end until after the war when Truman cut the Federal budget by almost 2/3rds (from about $95 billion to about 35 billion). Roosevelt's policies were merely a continuation and expansion of Hoover's meddlesome, big-government policies, and worse.
He may not have technically ended the depression but a helluva a lot more Americans had jobs by the end of his third term.
When you reach the bottom of the swimming pool, there's only one direction left -- check your premises.
Right, it was just lucky those jobs came back.
And besides that, he is, like all other possible candidates (besides the honorable Ron Paul, of course), just another congressional "whore for Israel".
That one just won't go away. We are sick and tired of AIPAC calling the shots. More and more people are aware of it, and with awareness comes rejection.
Totally agree. Newt's bad news. Heck Bill Clinton praising him has to be a big flashing sign of the obvious.
Newt? are you kidding me?
And the moral of the story is that voting Republican is like sniffing anthrax but only up your right nostril
So we all vote Obama back for another four years? Good move
Remember the old 7-UP ads, "Buy the Uncola." Well I would recommend that one votes for the un-Fascist, and there is only one in both "major" parties, Ron Paul. I don't agree with all his economics, but this isn't a perfect world. What an asshole Whalen is. Like I would vote for a man who was carrying on an affair while his wife was stricken with cancer and would present divorce documents to her as she recovered from major surgery. I would rather vote for Jon Corzine.
excellent comment. ron paul isn't perfect but no one else is even good. i worked my aging ass off for obama and he is no better than george w. bush. and in many ways worse. ron paul would do many things right. and he is not being elected dictator for life. there will still be congress and the courts, for what they are worth. not to mention another election in four years. but imo the inside job assassin is likelier than the electorate to end any paul administration.
Hey, Mr Whalen, don't bogart that bong. Pass it over.
Did you get some of that super-weed from the Netherlands, that Dutch people used to ship to America inside of a hollowed-out cheese?
ronald reagan was a libertarian? did rcw just prove that all bankers are fucking retards?
Reagan? Puuulease. WTF is up with TR? Ever heard of westerning? This guy is a dope.
Of course they are fucking retards. Was it not obvious enough before?
Whalen likes Newt Gingrich because he knows Newt's soul is easily sold to the banksters who provide Whalen with his living. After all, what would Christopher Whalen do for money if there was no corruption to warn us about after the blow up and say Chris "knew it all along". Where was Chris Whalen before the banks' blow-ups in 2008??? Whalen did try to sell some book December 2010, 26 months after the crisis (what do you know, just in time for your Christmas reading) and that sure was useful as hell after everyone and his brother knew the private banks had fucked America up the ass with a pipe lined with nails. Nothing like post crisis analysis to help with your 401K. Very useful.
Want to know the real reason why Chris Whalen LOVES Newt Gingrich??? Observe the following two links (please excuse the 20 second wait through the advertisement):
@ Ted K, Curious that CBS used the TeaParty March on D.C. as a backdrop in this segment. Wouldn't a shot of the OWS rallies have been more apropos? I will vote for experience and a man, as an historian, who perhaps sees an opportunity to place his name in history as one of the all time greats. I like Ron Paul, but the fact remains, he is not electable for a number of reasons. A cabinet position would be where he would serve the most effectively.
Newt is a loser against Obama, and just about everyone else. If he's the best the Republicans can do then they are truly fucked.
i agree. that's why ron paul is such a game changer. he can beat obama and potentially heal some serious self inflicted wounds on the state.
You're not fooling anyone, you Obama supporter. I will be pleased next November when we have a new president. Hopefully, he will do the right thing. Ron Paul doesn't have a chance to win and none of you, supposed, Ron Paul supporters responding on this thread likely ever vote Republican. Dedicated Republican voters, nationwide, will decide who their nominee will be.
Speaking just for 2 of us, you are wrong. Never have voted Republican before in my life. Will this year - Ron Paul all the way.
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"Libertarian" just means you're a ditto head Republican, but you just don't have the balls to admit it or back it up. You have a right to waste your vote on Newt, and I respect your "independence". Very few libs will vote for Newt based on his political record if he makes it to the nomination. And it's going to be interesting to see how many "conservatives" vote for a philandering man working on his 3rd wife who found it convenient to put a Catholic fig leaf on just before running for Pres.
Actually it's going to be more than interesting, it's going to be entertaining, as I can't recall a candidate's wife with as much antifreeze pumping through her veins as say..... oh yeah, that loser John McCain's wife in 2008. You know "the Maverick"??? "The Maverick" involved in the Keating Five S&L scandal that all you fucking illiterate "conservatives" couldn't remember even if you had read about it in the first place???
"Actually it's going to be more than interesting, it's going to be entertaining, as I can't recall a candidate's wife with as much antifreeze pumping through her veins..."
You've got to be kidding...Teresa Heinz Kerry & Hillary! come instantly to mind...(the terminally callous "I'll eat my cake in Spain while the country goes through stagflation back home") Michelle Antoinette notwithstanding of course...lol.
you bet. hillary may actually hold the record for the event. but certainly honorable mention to the aforementioned mrs. mccain. and while we are at it barbara bush. nancy reagan was no slouch either.
Right. And it's good to be a Democrat like Nancy Pelosi. She sticks it to the corporations by buying Visa options and reselling them for a huge profit. Boy did she stick it to them! That's how we know we can trust her. Keep the faith.
What an oaf you are, Dead Ted. What a potty-mouthed, arrogant boor.
It's hardly worth the moments it takes to rebut your hateful, venomous ignorance. "Libertarian" and "ditto-head" don't go together, Mr. Carville.
As for Charles Keating and the S&L debacle, we remember it very well because we lived through it. We also remember the House Post Office scandal, the House Bank scandal, and the 13,785 other scandals that were headed up by Tip O'Neill, Tom Foley, Dead Ted K. and your other saints and heroes of the DemonCrap Party.
No, we won't vote for Newtie. That's because, like OKenya, he stands for nothing except Newt's self-interest. Gingrich is Baptist, he's Catholic, he's for the middle class, he's for the corporations, he's a Contract With America shill who's probably cheating on his third wife right now.
When I hear Gingrich say, "The only way to fix America is to abolish the Fed and jail every bankster CEO", then I'll know the Mayans were right and the world has ended.
don't be a fool. newt (and romney and obama and ....) might say it. obama said a lot of things before he was elected. the trick is to find someone who might actually do it. the only one visible that might possibly do it has been saying it and many other useful things (stop the wars, stop subsidizing zionism and persecution of the palestinians, end the war on drugs, restore civil liberties and the rule of law) for decades.
All other politics aside, the biggest problem with Newt is that he is a pork barrel spender writ large. The amount of pork projects he got for his constituents was collosal. This dude is a spender, he has been sanctioned by the congress for corruption already. THE CONGRESS... figured he was playing dirty pool. What does it take to get the congress to do such a thing? You want this person as president? When we have a confidence crisis and a fiscal crisis? I am sorry Mr. Whalen, that you have been put in such a tenuous position by your party. If I had to support Newt as a result of a party affilation I don't think I could write a piece like this.
rcwalen.... you claim to be the libertarian wing of the republican party and tout The Gingrichofftaxpayersmoney as a choice? The election is a year away and you have given up on Ron Paul? Maybe if you write an article about electing Ron Paul he would have one more vote. You really care about the USA... pud!
Gingrichofftaxpayersmoney is part of the problem.
Libertarian wing my ass!
Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, just might start channeling Teddy Roosevelt and break up the big bank cartel in the US housing market.
Dood, even under the influence of LSD-25, NO ONE could be this delusional!
They musta ran outta room for the last line:
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NOTE TO TD: Why does the rating system start at 1 instead of 0 ??? I had to give this cocksucker a 1 vote when he really deserves a ZERO. I'm kinda glad he posted this because now I know what type of moron this guy is.
anyone but Obama
I think that most respondents are Obama supporters, judging by the hatred expressed today
You are joking, right?
I fail to see even ONE comment in this thread that is even implicitly supportive of the Mulatto Usurper.
Methinks you are still inured to the false, hopelessly limited two-party paradigm.
@akak, no I am not hopelessly limited to a two party paradigm, but, until the voting public wakes up, I am not going to waste my precious vote on a candidate with poor debating skills and some positions I personally disagree with. I ran for local city council and won on my third attempt at elected office, by six votes, as a Republican in a whopping majority democrat, hispanic majority ward. My two previous unsuccessful attempts were as a democrat. I left the dems because I got sick and tired of arguing with them over reckless spending, appointing unqualified city dept. heads, city gov't doing favors for residents on private property, lawsuits stemming from wrongful arrests and subsequent convictions, etc. etc. etc. I do my new job full time because I can and that is my desire. I worked 34 years as a union carpenter and finally ran out of work 22 months ago. I am very good at what I do. My new mission is attending to the considerable problems facing my ward's residents and those of the city in which I hold office. I have learned in 7 short months what being between a rock and a hard place truly means. I read alot and have been involved as a precinct committeeman in my city since 1990, but was not prepared for what I learned once I became one of nine alderman in my community. As most of you already know, we are in for a real shitstorm. Thank you for your polite reply, sir
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