With Iowa looking more like a 3 or 4 person race, currently showing Newt Gingrich at the top, the gloves have come off and the sights are set squarely on the former House Speaker. Texas Congressman Ron Paul launched a scathing attack ad on Monday aimed at questioning Gingrich’s conservative credentials and judgment.

Report from Politico:

The hardest blow yet against Newt Gingrich comes this afternoon from Ron Paul’s campaign, which dropped a lengthy, scathing video documenting Gingrich’s ideological deviations and ties to the D.C. influence trade.

Featured in the video: Gingrich’s comments about Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh’s response, the former speaker’s climate change video with Nancy Pelosi, extensive reports on Gingrich’s ties to health care companies and Freddie Mac.

Oh, and remember that Iowa voter who told Gingrich last spring that he was an “embarrassment to our party”? He’s there, too.

We’ll see who, if anyone, actually puts clips like this up on television, but at the very least Paul’s well-produced video shows how much damning source material is available.

Paul’s only chance of a path to the nomination will come almost exclusively with a win in Iowa. A second or third place finish will not provide enough momentum to propel him into the tougher primary battles in January and February.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Go,Ron Paul,go! Save our country or hope to restore,delete, all you can in DC and add
    A department of common sense!

  2. Even with some of the candidates – officially or just by the numbers – out of the race, there is still a competition to be fought out. For more information on who is most ‘qualified’ to run for office based on experience, this infographic details all candidates’ careers: http://bit.ly/tl6D3m

  3. If Ron Paul wants to make certain points about Newt Gingrich, it would be better for him to do it directly — perhaps in a Gingrich/Paul debate. The ad is ineffective because it is not substantive. Little snippets and sound bites are taken out of context accompanied by background music to set a dark mood. That does not persuade me. I’d rather hear Ron Paul look into the camera and say what he has to say. I look forward to hearing more from both candidates.

    • Just so you know, in this ad nothing was taken out of context, and besides it is an ad, they are generally 30 secs to min long, you can go and look at every original video for each see for yourself they can be found on the internet like YouTube. And this only the tip of the Iceberg for how corrupt Newt is.
      Chris (WA)

      • Guess you didn’t read the following post, Ron Paul was just trying to warn Americans, he did that ad because news media was failing at there job to report each candidates history correctly. So what you are saying you want someone that is totally corrupt as president… right.
        Vote Ron Paul 2012 if you want freedom and sound money, and Constitutional wars and limited government, better education systems, better economy and so on.

  4. This post has links to Newt’s problems

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?329010-Comprehensive-list-of-Newt-Gingrich-positions

    Here is some of his more troubling votes/actions as a Congressman and as Speaker of the House

    05/04/1979 – He voted for a federal land grab that put tens of millions of acres of land in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
    09/20/1979 – He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the first time.
    09/27/1979 – He voted to establish the Federal Department of Education.
    06/04/1980 – He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the second time.
    02/05/1981 – He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the third time.
    06/28/1984 – He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the fourth time.
    04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation)
    02/22/1989 – He cosponsored the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989.
    10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
    03/–/1993 – He was “passionately in favor” of sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 – He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 – He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    12/25/1994 – He was quoted as saying that his wife was “not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.”
    04/10/1995 – He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
    06/–/1995 – He wrote the foreword to a book about tearing down the U.S. Constitution and implementing a Fascist World Government.
    08/27/1995 – He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
    01/06/1996 – He himself conceived a secret CIA mission to topple the Iranian leadership.
    04/18/1996 – He voted for Federal restrictions on laser sighting devices.
    04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)
    06/01/1996 – He helped a “Clinton Clone” Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.
    09/16/1996 – He voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaign’s Lautenberg Gun Ban, which took away gun rights for people involved in certain misdemeanors.
    09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
    09/28/1996 – He voted for the “Gun Free School Zones Act” which resulted in schools being easier targets for shooters, and disarming law-abiding citizens.
    –/–/1996 – He earned a “D” rating from the Gun Owners of America.
    01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
    06/27/1997 – Newt advocates a federal biometrics database, requiring thumb-prints to buy guns.
    03/01/1998 – He says he is “very, very supportive” of Federal ethanol subsidies.
    11/05/1998 – He resigned from his House seat three days after being elected to his 11th term.

  5. How many years have Ron Paul work in the House Representative? What are his accomplishments? When we listen to him, can we hear clear 100% what his plans are? The President must to talk and present his ideas better than he is. His ideas are unreal; they look as come from “other planet”. It will better if he will publish his ideas and plans for America’s future and not criticize other candidates. Politics will be dirty business until people will react to dirty stuff. If Cain had admitted his mistakes and told the truth, maybe all these stories were gone away without complications. Similar Ron Paul needs to talk about himself. What has he done for so many years in the US Congress?

    • Michale. You may want to do some research. I don’t have the time or the space to list what all Ron Paul has done, but maybe you should start by reading his latest book “Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues that Affect our Freedom.” You would also do well to watch Ron Paul videos on youtube. There are tons of his speeches in Congress from over the last 30 years. Also, go to ronpaul2012.com (the official campaign website) and read all of his detailed plans on every issue. Ron Paul has laid out his plans in detail for the economy, not only stating he would cut a trillion dollars in the first year, but actually listing numbers and details of exactly how and what would be cut. Another good website is ronpaul.com. Do some basic research and reading and then come back and tell me if and why you disagree with him on any specific issues.

      • To Daniel: I don’t need to “do the research”. I can analyze “data” when I listen a person in debates or interviews on TV and come to conclusion. Ron Paul can publish many books which usually are written by special writers as other people make for him negative videos. But when he talks himself he can’t explain clear what plans and ideas are.

    • To William: FYI, I can search Internet if I want. In this case, I don’t want to lose time for so call Ron Paul’s “ideas”. Examples from your link: to improve “Economy” his proposal was “tips shall not be subject to income or employment taxes” or “Creates tax credit for police officers and professional firefighters”. Why? Tips are not income? Salaries of police offices or firefighters are too small? Why do I need to pay taxes from my full income and some groups of people don’t? I can understand deduction for charities, children, but can’t understand this “deduction”. The list similar “good” proposals can be continued on and on… If you like him vote for him. At least, in US we have many choices to pick from.

  6. The video does an excellent job of presenting destructive opinions, but where is the documentation, the facts. In this day and age, basing opinion or action on facts is out of fashion. All that is necessary is the dissemination of ideas that appeal to the feelings of the non-thinking. In the video was there any consideration of possible repercussions. If I were Newt, I’d select the most flagrant and frivolous that lack support and file a deformation of character libel suit with much noise and internet rumbling

    • Dick SF: 100% agreement. Your concise analysis is so well-written I hope everyone reads it. I tend to compare much of what I hear in the primary process with personal experiences at work involving the nature of slander and gossip. Too many people make judgments based on what OTHER people say rather than going to the source. I’ve seen too many quotations taken out of of context and distorted to influence people against each front-runner thus far. Gossip, slander, and libel would be great subjects to add to the educational curriculum and everyone would benefit from studying them.

      • A libel suit? Against a public figure for statements he made about another public figure? You’ve got to be kidding me. Do you think Obama should be able to bring a libel suit against Rick Perry for misquoting him in a campaign ad as calling Americans lazy? Or against Romney for doing the same thing during a speech? I doubt it. Read New York Times v. Sullivan, and then come back with your legal advice for the Gingrich campaign. However, I suppose you may be right that libel should be added to the “educational curriculum” as it was obviously absent from yours. Gossip definitely needs to be added as well, I bet most teenage girls don’t even know that it’s illegal! Interestingly, no lawyer or professor or judge is aware that gossip is illegal either. It’s almost as if you are the only one who thinks gossip creates a legal cause of action.

    • I support Ron Paul

      Ron Paul is fighting for liberty, he is campaigning for your individual human rights as mandated and protected by the Constitution. Freedom from oppressive government, the freedom of self-determination, the right to pursue and live your life a free individual in the way you choose, as long as you hurt no other individual, it is our natural human right.

      Ron Paul 2012 Integrity Honesty and Principle

  7. First off, I want to apologize. I shouldn’t have been so terse and snappy. Its just after reading many people calling the candidate you support an anti-semite, or a kook, or whatever, I get very cross and short with people. Ex-Sailor and old habits die hard.

    Anyways on those specific bills, Paul votes for every tax decrease he can get and proposes any he think he can pass. Thus, the targeted groups. He never votes to raise taxes or for unbalanced budgets.

    • This “work” has a name: “find a needle in a haystack”. This type of proposals creates BIG GOVERNMENT, and they spend time for NOTHING. Instead, he, Ron Paul, could propose decrease their salaries, or, at least, not increase when economy is slow down. I think, he did not “think” about it. He also could propose a part time work for the government to save huge money. Hi did not. The fact that he never voted to raise taxes, is small details in his 30+ years. Sometimes we need to raise taxes in time of war or other extreme situations. But most important is to decrease spending for so many government programs and government itself! P.S. Please, pay attention to “Reply” button in a post.

      • Originally the tax was not there only in times that the congress had correctly declared war, which today that has not happened, and when they were at war the tax was only a 1%, and besides the fed tax is supposed to be only used for war not other uses and so forth, today about 51% IS ONLY USED FOR WAR they are trying to expand the government. This war is so unconstitutional we actually have no major threat, we are not the number one target, only reason they are killing the troops and bombed the twin towers and sent a plane into it was because we were interfering in there affairs, the people in the government are not even listening to the CIA saying we should not be there and for immediate withdraw of the troops. Ron Paul is right.
        see http://youtu.be/pcpg9e2JXT0 for the reasons that Ron Paul HAS THE MOST DONATIONS THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE!
        cHRIS (WA)

        • Your argument is not correct, because any conflict in our time can cause the World War III. This is the reason why US government tries to deal with any conflict. But, you are right in some aspect, because foreign policy in majority countries is depending on if the country has any interest to be involved. In many cases US does not want to go in and protect citizen of other countries, because US will not get anything from it. You can find a lot of examples for it. The second, sometimes US policy defines with other superpower country position, such as Russia, in the same area. Everyone wants to be more influential in the World. Ron Paul’s views are not realistic. Until the World does not have truly Peace, there will be wars between countries. P.S. I did not watch video you have provided through the link, because this video has inappropriate content. The following warning I have received from YouTube: “Ron Paul – This is why the US troops support Ron Paul (MUST SEE) 2012. Thumbnail15:01. This video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as determined by the video uploader (Learn More).
          To view this video please verify you are 18 or older by signing in or signing up….If you would instead prefer to avoid potentially inappropriate content, consider activating YouTube’s Safety Mode.” DO NOT POST HERE videos with so called category “FOR ADULTS ONLY”.

    • Maybe it’s because he’s not the front-runner. The front-runner is always the one in the crosshairs. I’ve seen it happen to Bachmann, Perry, Romney, and Newt, but not Santorum, Huntsman, or Paul. But from what I hear on the news, it looks like Ron Paul may get a lot of votes in Iowa, so then I think you’d start hearing more criticism. I guess we have to wait and see.

      • criticism maybe but pure truths that hurt him no. Plus there have been many people that tried but failed.

  8. Michale,

    You really do need to do your research because you haven’t got a clue what your talking about when it comes to Ron Paul.

  9. I say amen to common sense, and Ron Paul is the only person in the Republican party to get the job done, and done write. though I do agree with Rick Perry, send all of stickin polititians home. It is time to end nafta and cafta, and bring OUR JOBS home, Ron Paul will.

  10. These are not snippets taken out of context. Go look up the full video and you’ll see they are about Newt and the speakers are expressing their dismay for him on these issues.

    The most scary things about Newt? He signed the 1989 UN complete disarmament agreement and said also it “would be better for the government to allow a terrorist attack every now and then to remind a complacent public of everything the president has been doing for them. He said that Bush “should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us.”

    • I don’t trust Newt Gingrich

      Gingrich, a progressive Republican Presidential candidate, is an ambitious and current enrolled member of the CFR and the only candidate who is a member. Why? Today, the CFR advocates for more surrender of our national sovereignty, and the implementation of world government. The progressive members of the CFR are globalists and internationalists. Newt Gingrich has been a member of the CFR since 1990, Gingrich is not a national sovereignty advocate!

      Newt Gingrich helped pass NAFTA, supported GATT, the WTO and he himself wrote that the world should be border-less with one government! Don’t forget that Newt supported Dede Scozzafava (an ultra leftist running as a Republican) over the Tea Party candidate in New York in 2010. Gingrich’s affiliations identify him as an agent working for the internationalist elite, not the American people. A vote for Gingrich is exactly what the global establishment desire in order to cement the power they have in place now. So the question is how badly do you want Obama out, so much that you would be fooled to vote for more of the same again?

      A true Conservative Republican will not collaborate with globalist’s in shifting the American people’s national economic interest to be subject to any global authority. It’s antithetical to the core conservative Republican mission and it is unconstitutional. The power to regulate foreign commerce, a power reserved in the Constitution to Congress alone.

      The Encyclopedia Britannica chronicles the adoption of the name “Republican” as appealing to those “who placed the national interest above sectional interests, “During his stint in the House, Gingrich supported GATT and the WTO, two big cornerstones of the one-world government agenda. Gingrich’s Benedict Arnold act helped to hand over the power to regulate foreign commerce, a power reserved in the Constitution to Congress alone, to an internationally controlled body, making America’s economic interests entirely at the mercy of the WTO. Gingrich supports the Patriot Act which has usurped our civil rights and wants to continue engaging in world conflicts. Why? Why would a self-titled Conservative Republican advocate this course when America is sinking to it’s knees in financial ruin. Who stands to profit when America collapses?

      Gingrich is smart, but only cunning enough to fool the people who don’t stay true to their own principles and question and verify his past alliances, associations and voting records. Gingrich is a very experienced politician and he is perhaps one of the craftiest ones to come around in a while. But more important is that he knows human nature. He knows exactly what to say to appeal to agenda-biased Republicans who hold their personal interest’s so dear that they will in the end compromise their values and the principles of Constitution and ultimately America itself to win the election. He is self-assured to the point of being openly cocky, he’s confident that he can pull it off, he smirks at us knowing that not enough voters will bother to cling to the Constitution and look into and honestly assess and judge the fruit of his works.

      For the those of us loyally clinging to the Constitution, above, before and even at the expense our own personal agenda’s, armed with information researched and verified, we can and are looking into his past deeds, records, affiliations and associations and we discern and identify the true beneficiary of his work. For us, no longer will party affiliation, slick rhetoric or who is the better debater be used to steer us to vote in a way that will further compromise the Constitution, sovereignty, our civil rights and our very existence as, The United States of America.

      I don’t like Newt Gingrich, I don’t like his works, I don’t like the way he has lived his life and I don’t like the direction that he has helped steer my country to. I don’t like what he proposes for America and I resent the way he dangles enticements to buy my vote! Most of all I don’t like where he want’s to take my country!

      Newt has not served America’s interest in past or present doings nor does he value or intend to uphold America’s Sovereignty as President. He is not the American peoples friend, advocate or representative…………everything he has done in his career helped shift the balance of power away from America to these others he serves— the status quo elite, international central banking interests, global authority, corporations and the military industrial complex. I think Gingrich has spent his career in deception, knowingly, purposely steering America to a global-union government bent on America’s demise as a self-governing sovereign country. I think Newt is despicable a con-man, America’s enemy, I think he is an agent for global authority and stands ready to seal the contract with the globalists when he becomes President.

      Ron Paul is the Constitutions most stalwart defender, his solutions are always founded, tested and grounded by it’s tenant’s. Ron Paul is America’s protector and candidate for the American people! It is far wiser to throw your support to the man whose principles support and uphold our sovereign nation and the freedom for all American’s to pursue life, liberty and happiness as granted and protected by the Constitution. To win the election Republicans must cast off their personal cause’s to stand for true Constitutional principles that are unimpeachable. The real debate is about adherence to the Constitution. This is the only cause that can be defended when the debate with Obama begins and there is no candidate better equipped than Ron Paul to do it!

      Ron Paul Is Us, I trust Ron Paul!

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