Newt Gingrich Calls for New Cold War With Cuba, Ron Paul Says One Was Enough

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15 years out of government and Newt's still crazy
​The 3 a.m. phone call has struck again. In tonight's GOP primary debate, NBC anchor Bryan Williams asked the candidates what they would do if told that Fidel Castro had finally died and "half a million Cubans" were on their way to the United States. Mitt Romney's hair mumbled something about "thank heavens" el comandante had met his maker. Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, quipped that Fidel would be burning in Hell instead. Then he went all Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on the debate.

"A Gingrich presidency will not tolerate four more years of this dictatorship," he said, adding that he would use covert operations like Reagan did against the Soviet Union. Break out the exploding stogies, boys! With Newt now leading by nine points in the Sunshine State, another Cold War could soon be dawning.

Gingrich was clearly serving up his hottest anti-Castro cortadito for the Florida audience. But Tampa ain't Little Havana, let alone South Carolina, and the doughy man-boy didn't get any standing ovations this time around.

"The cold war is over," Ron Paul retorted. "I think we propped up Castro for 40 plus years with sanctions. All he did was use us as a scape goat."

"It's not 1962 anymore," the Libertarian mocked. "The overthrow of foreign government is just not going to work anymore."

Rick Santorum -- whose neck rolls we can only assume were part of some silent protest against constricting government regulations -- went even further than spymaster Newt. Or should we say frothier.

The embargo should continue "until the Castros are dead," he said, before going all Jack Bauer on Ron Paul.

"You're right Ron. It's not 1962," Santorum said. "The Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans. There is a growing network of folks now working with jihadists -- the Iranians -- who are very excited at having platforms 90 miles off our coast."

As for the rest of the debate, here's a quick quiz* to see how well you know your right-wing nutjobs:

1. Rick Santorum wants to nuke:
a) Iran
b) Mitt Romney's coif
c) Puerto Rico, so he can build some more hospitals for his buddies in Pennsylvania<
d) All of the above and more! just so long as you pay attention to his candidacy

2. Newt Gingrich's cheeks are full of:
a) Jell-o pudding pops
b) Nuts stored for the nuclear winter his presidency will usher in
c) Extra wives, each of which practices a different religion and musical instrument. Together, they are a jam band known as "Newt's Open Marriage Experiment."
d) Tiffany's jewelry for said extra wives

3. Newt's nonsensical "Big Ideas" tonight included:
a) The Hong Kong Model**
b) Beat sugar vs. cane sugar**
c) "campaign languages" vs. "central languages"**
d) Changing Thursday's debate to a more "open" format where the candidates and their wives lose their clothes, sit inside a sauna together, and ruminate on the "body politic" -- meaning Newt, of course.

4. When Ron Paul is not running for president, he moonlights as:
a) That guy from the Smucker's Jam commercials
b) Your great grandpa who doesn't realize it's not the Great Depression anymore and still distills his own moonshine out of a miner's hat
c) The bad guy from Scooby-Doo episodes who always says, "I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!"

*Not an actual quiz. Answers definitely not located on page 14 of this week's Crazy Conservative Weekly.
**Actually ideas mentioned by Gingrich tonight.

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michael wind
michael wind

it is time for a woman president,man just want to make wars.

GamerOps
GamerOps

Newt Gingrich calls for a war On Cuba? lol! what scum bag Newt is he should visit Cuba so he could wake up and see the reality.

Wake up Americans dont vote for this bloody thirsty War Hawk.

Vet4RonPaul
Vet4RonPaul

Dr. Ron Paul "The Truth" vs Neocon Warmongering Chickenhawks (Gingrich, Santorum, Romney)

I served 4 years active duty and three of my brothers served in the military also; we and the troops are sick of the chickenhawks that want to play at Commander In Chief with other people's lives.

Only Ron Paul is pro-peace, pro-freedom and anti-bailouts.  The rest are true cowards.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

I'm sorry ... I dozed off. Can you repeat that?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

How come rich people, rich families with young sons/daughters, sons of politicians, etc. don't enlist in military? don't they like American?

To the politicians War is good for business invest your own children!

  "if you believe in the cause"

Phil S
Phil S

This is a two man race between Romney and Paul. Santorum and Gingrich are not on the ballot for 500 delegates worth of states. They are not, and will not be on the ballot in other states besides just Virginia. They have no grassroots support and virtually "zero" ground game. They cannot win the nomination.

Period.

All this MSM Propaganda pushing either Santorum or Gingrich is a joke. Anyway you work the numbers, they are out.You have to ask yourself why the media isn't telling the American Public the truth.  Do the math and see for yourself.

Bryan Black
Bryan Black

The only way the GOP nominee will get a Ron Paul Supporter vote is if it's Ron Paul!  The second the GOP rejects Dr. Paul by electing someone else, we all are GONE!   We will write Dr. Paul in if the Libertarian Party has not already placed him on the ballet in all 50 states.  Ron Paul doesn't even have to run as a third party.  He will be the third party candidate by default!

Just Wondering
Just Wondering

Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest---Santorum, Newt, and Mit ------> Vote Ron Paul Save America and the world!

Ed Ward II
Ed Ward II

The article was fine until the end when you made up some nonsensical question about Ron Paul, who got applause for several answers, won the debate and could beat Obama.

Awoke
Awoke

it's sickening to see the other stooges steal Ron Paul's ideas... and Ron is too nice in the debate to bring this up, sothe mainstream media infers this as Ron endorsing Newt...

RON PAUL 2012

TommyO
TommyO

The three stooges: Romney;Gingrich and Santorum answered in perfect "lock step" with what a "GOP hard line conservative" is expected to say according to the phony two party paradigm. Ron Paul does not pander to notions of the phoney paradigm. His answer was both insightful and honest!

The mainstream media’s ignoring, ridicule and outrightsmearing of Ron Paul while bolstering other candidates illustrates nicely thetwo great modern schemes operating in American politics facilitated by themainstream media – those being: the phony “two party paradigm” and the creationof the phony GOP “tea party”. First, the concept of a modern “tea party” cameon board with the Ron Paul supporters back in 2007 during the campaign. Actualpounds of tea were to be dropped by a hovering blimp into Boston Harbor on thehistoric day of the original Boston tea party against British tyranny as agesture of defiance to the status quo (lost of civil liberties; unending illegalwars; nation building; destruction of our currency; torture and extraordinaryrendition; abuse of civil liberties under the bogus Patriot Act etc.). Partyaffiliation, national origin, race etc. wasn’t important – all were welcomed -only a love of liberty and a willingness to fight for it and hence among thoseveterans the movement is rarely regarded as “tea party” but instead the“liberty” or “freedom” movement and it is definitely not GOP; Gingrich; Santorum and certainly not Romney!!

 

 In 2008 when the“dynamic duo” - McCain and his side kick - Palin got their bloodied grindedbehinds handed back to them by Obama. This is exactly what the mainstream mediahad orchestrated for the previous year – and the rank and file GOP voterspredictably bought it – they bought media served “stooge of the day” McCain andside kick hook line and sinker! I invite you to research progressive APreporter Liz Soldoti’s coverage of McCain 2008 and see how she systematicallybuilt him up “straight talk express” to become the GOP front runner – the MSMknowing he was hopeless and would get creamed by Obama!

 

Immediately after the election in an attempt to do damagecontrol the RNC/GOP and right leaning media embraced “tea party” to co-opt themovement for the progressive neo-cons – enter the right media ala FOX and thelikes of social controlling neo-con personalities such as Rush Limbaugh; GlennBeck and Sean Hannity. The left media, MSNBC etc. and their social controllingcomponents: Keith Obermann; Chris Mathews and Rachel Maddow in an effort tomaintain and reinforce the phony two party paradigm immediately hyped them“racists” and “secessionists” nut jobs stressing the “tea party” as againstnewly elected President Obama primarily because he was black!

 

Hence: the term “tea party” as currently hyped in the mediais a creation of the mainstream media and simply equates to good old Americanprogressive “neo-con”! The concept of “tea party” they propagate is a primarytool currently used to continue the “two party paradigm”.  Anyone uninformed enough to buy in is beingseriously played and hasn’t taken the effort to analyze the actual facts – justtaking the media’s word for it like a good little boy or girl and maintain the“status quo”.

 

Allow me to go a little Taoist on you – the “real” tea partyyou hear about is not the “REAL” tea party!

 

Strange as it may seem, there is actually littlesocio-economic and political ideological difference between – lets say, MSNBCand FOX – only the illusion of one! Both the (so – called) right and leftfactions of American mainstream media are all globalists - wanting to maintainand expand American empire with all their corporate owners having direct BODrelationships with the giants in the military industrial complex such as: GE;Texaco; Chevron; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Citigroup; Rockwell Automation;Chase, WorldCom, and JP Morgan; Halliburton, etc. and thereby financiallybenefit directly from the ongoing nation building and entrenched foreignoccupations.

 

So the mainstream media as a whole created the current “GOPtea party” as is hyped today, to attempt to contain and control the actuallegitimate non-partisan “liberty movement” (being the actual REAL “tea party”started by Ron Paul supporters in 2007) – it being a threat to the status quoand use the phony “two party paradigm” to help them do it. This is the illusionof two different parties counter balancing one another – please don’t say youcan’t remember recently this spring when republican Senator McCain and democratSenator Kerry went arm in arm bellowing for illegal war with Libya? Do younot find it is strange that Obama never changed Bush/Cheney policies regarding:torture; bailouts; WARS; Patriot Act and lost of civil liberties and abuse ofAmerican citizenry. Exactly - both parties want huge intrusive centralauthority – its just one side prefers to balloon the size of government withaggressive warfare and less social welfare and vice-versa. Americans are spoonfed the “two party paradigm” as a controlling device through the lame-streammedia – that’s why globalist neo-cons like Gingrich and Perry  are being hyped as “tea party” and that is whythey are desperately trying to co-opt many of Ron Paul’s life-long politicalpositions on things, such as: auditing the Federal Reserve.

 

For years have you scratched your head wondering - why areour representatives in DC doing this? Are they trying to destroy America?Unfortunately in a twisted sense – they are. For the globalist in both partiesit’s not about gaining a secure and prosperous American Republic;upholding liberty maintaining the supreme law of the land – the U.S.Constitution. It is totally about maintaining an economic empire for a selectgroup of oligarchs using the American military - our blood and treasure!  It’s about redistributing American wealth andtechnology and building “emerging” economies in Chinaand India etc while de-industrializing America! It’s about destroying oureducation system with federal control so that our young people test dismallyagainst students in the rest of the world in science and math! It’s aboutdefending borders overseas while leaving our southern border in the USA openallowing for abuses of American citizens. We could go on and on about themistreatment Americans suffer at the hands of a rogue government! However, youand I both know that throughout the process of the dismantling of America, themainstream media tells you “its okay – remember back in 2008 when theyspoon-fed us “don’t worry either top tier candidate, Obama or McCain will getus on track”!  Now the media is trying toforce-feed us their GOP choice (Romney) AGAIN!

 

Yeah right! We know how that worked out!

 

The media is currently working overtime to convince votersthat the candidates like: Romney; Gingrich and Santorum are significantly differentthan President Obama – this is definitely pure BS – they are all big governmentprogressives the same as Obama! All of the 2012 candidates (in both parties)polling significant numbers nationally are deep in the pocket of internationalbanking and/or the military industrial complex EXCEPT RON PAUL! This corruptsystem needs an on-going puppet in the White House to keep bailing outcriminals and keep this bogus war on terror going and ramped up bombing andsaber rattling all awhile the media keeping the American people placated withthe “two party paradigm” allowing for global elites to steal American nationalwealth and sovereignty! Ron Paul is the only candidate significantly differentthan Obama and therefore the ONLY ONE capable of beating him on issues that themajority of Americans heavily support (like ending: illegal wars; torture andillegal detention; abolishing the Patriot Act as well as the infamous NDAA; endingthe Federal Reserve; stopping the failed “war on drugs and the abuses of IRSand TSA as well as getting us out of treaty organizations that rob us of oursovereignty such as: NATO and NAFTA etc.)

 

The “establishment” is in a real bind – the media’s “ignore”phase for the “Ron Paul problem” hasn’t worked and the “discredit” phase is nowunderway. These types of tactics are standard procedure in any third worldbanana republic to marginalize legitimate opposition to the regime and statusquo. They have NO place in a free representative Republic!

 

So, fellow Americans if by now you haven’t acknowledged thatObama is a corporate puppet you are in serious denial or part of thesubversion! If you want things to continue under the rule of the global“banksters’ and “tanksters” – maintain the status quo and allowing tyranny togrow under the phony “two party paradigm” - vote for the spoon- fed media’s"top tier": Obama; Romney; Gingrich or Santorum but if you wantthings to truly change and have the assurance that you will have the right tobe heard and not silenced then begin to restore America liberty now and supportRon Paul! He can’t be bought – and the establishment knows it! They must useevery means available to attempt to marginalize him - hence the blackout,ridicule and smear! Check your states regulations for rules of primary voting anddo whatever it takes (you may have to join the Republican Party) so that youcan cast your primary vote for Ron Paul.

 

WE WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN! Ron Paul 2012!!!

Daniel
Daniel

Gingrich is such an empty suit. And of course most of the old Cubans down here are going to fall for this rubbish once again. Its like a never-ending cycle, "Viva Cuba Libre, Vote for me!".Ron Paul already got my vote. Free minds and free markets are what we need in this country.

Ryan Gutierrez
Ryan Gutierrez

Open trade and travel with beautiful Cuba sounds great to me. The people and culture have alot to offer to the U.S. Ron Paul 2012

James Anthony
James Anthony

I'm a hardcore Ron Paul supporter - and this was some funny stuff. You should be writing for a national periodical....

donchi
donchi

Yeah, Ron Paul is old.  We used to respect old people and turn to them for their wisdom.  But everything is a joke now that we're hurtling into disaster?  

david
david

My Answers:

1-d, 2-c, 3-b, 4-c

Btw, Rick Santorum starts off by stating how we should keep the cuba embargo (or whatever) then states how the past 50 years of said embargo have led to a massive communist network in south america.

Is rick santorum a communist or just an idiot?

bit15
bit15

He's an idiot, but idiocy can propel an individual to religious fanaticism,  communism, or both.

srmmedia
srmmedia

Newt can't win because both Newt and Santorum failed to get on enough ballots and to sign up enough delegates and in some states they both do not qualify for the full panel of delegates.. So when you do the math and crunch the numbers what you will find that it is a near mathematical impossibility for both Newt of Santorum to get the needed amount of delegates to win the nomination..  To be honest I don't even understand why they are still running considering this fact.  Perhaps just to bide more time to sell more books and hopefully trade their delegates to the eventual nominee for some kind of pay back or cabinet position.... The facts are that both Romney and Paul would have to drop out before both Newt or Santorum could even feasibly win the nomination and I don't see that happening .... This race is really down between Romney and Paul and I think it is irresponsible that the media is not reporting on it. 

Paul Fan
Paul Fan

MSM & establishment need Santorum & Gingrich so they can ignore Paul in debates.Once it's Romney and Paul head to head, how can they ignore Paul?

Joe Mama
Joe Mama

I'm gonna vote for the guy who tells me that things are fine, and says tough things so I can vicariously feel like I myself am a tough guy. Like that feeling you get after you watch a good action movie. Elections are just escapism. I don't want to vote for the guy who is being honest. That doesn't make me feel good. I wanna feel good. If we ignore the problem long enough, it'll just go away. Don't you know that Ron Paul, you loon!?

donchi
donchi

Nice.  Yeah, you know, Ron Paul is a doctor, and sometimes it's a doctor's job to look his patient in the eyes and tell him:  "You must change your ways, or you will die."  Paul approaches the presidential race like that, but as you point out, all too many people want to choose some feelgood snake oil salesman over the advice of the good doctor.

anon
anon

i wish i could like this more than once! sharing it! 

biasedone
biasedone

Reminds me of the book "The Myth of the Rational Voter" - people generally feel their vote doesn't matter anyway so why not vote for the feel-good candidate? Of course if we all just took a weekend to read something basic like "Economics for Dummies" then we might put an end to all this cronyism and become a capitalist country again. Armed with just a little education, we see the mainstream politicians and media disrobed of their emperor's clothing. Yeah it's sad to look at but it's also entertaining.

Jeebus
Jeebus

Ron Paul - 75% logic, 25% batshit crazy. He'll never be elected President. Get over it.

wwrpd
wwrpd

If he doesn't get elected, it is because most american voters are ignorant and do not understand the horrible suffering and costs of war. Most americans are compassionate people including the ignorant so it is unsettling to realize our foreign policy makes us the bad guys... and it only causes more hatred towards us, defensiveness and retaliation from all the other countries in the world. We need a new, moral and effective approach.

donchi
donchi

Are you only capable of communicating in tired old cliches?  Can you string together words that aren't pre-chosen for you by society?  There is nothing "crazy" about Ron Paul.  Some of his views are radical, yes, but that could be said of our country's Founding Fathers.  What is truly crazy (I won't diminish this by throwing in the disposable "batshit") is EVERY other candidate's (including our president's) foreign policy.  We simply can't keep borrowing money from China to do Israel's bidding.  I'm shocked at how many Republicans' loyalty to the Jewish state is greater than it is to their own country.  They used to call that treason.  Here's a simple but absolutely true catch phrase you can remember and repeat:  "Ron Paul or ruin."

KCTed
KCTed

I have not heard Dr Paul say one single thing that struck me as crazy. I hear a litany of other people saying he is crazy, but I weigh and balance what I hear from him myself against what others say. If any of his ideas sound crazy, just research what he means. Go back to the gold standard? Nixon took us off, and the value of the dollar has been dropping like a rock, while the price of gold has flown upwards. Coincidence?..

You can't print gold out of of thin air like currency (and that saddens The Fed)

CommonSenseUSA
CommonSenseUSA

All the other candidates including Obama15%Logic, 60%Ego, 25%BullshitAll in all equals 0%Substance, 0%Change, 0%Recovery!!!

THE ONLY MAN WITH A REAL PLAN THAT FACTUALLY & SCIENTIFICALLY CAN BE PROVEN TO WORK IF IGNORANT VOTERS SUCH AS YOURSELF WOULD JUST READ A LAW BOOK, ECONOMIC TEXT, OR CIA REPORTS ON TERRORISM AND IT'S ORIGINS:

DR. RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!!!

THE TRUTH HURTS SHEEPLE!!!

DR. RON PAUL

河野佳春
河野佳春

Ron Paul's opinion about Cuba is perfectly proper. The other side, I feel that Newt Gingrich must be a villain.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Meh, another useless article by a liberal writer.  Doesn't take much to be a journalist nowadays huh?

Blackpanther
Blackpanther

Or a dumb ass reader. 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

How's life in the Overtown projects going for you?

Blackpanther
Blackpanther

Great. It's almost the end of the month so my welfare check, paid with your taxes, is coming. I bet you call yourself Sir Sausage cause you eat a lot of dicks. 

marcus
marcus

Come On Florida vote for Ron Paul Cubans For Ron Paul No More Cold War 

Lorde Bedlam
Lorde Bedlam

What a ridiculous statement to make. Gingrich and the other candidates continue to prove their inability to make sound decisions on foreign policy.  Attempting to convince voters that Obama is weak, when jihadist leaders have been taken down under his watch, is a lack of respect for the job he has done.

http://wp.me/p1qDpl-f6

Victoria
Victoria

Ron Paul is the only candidate who can restore this republic, and the only conservative in the pack.  RON PAUL 2012!!!

Wiseblood
Wiseblood

Yeah, I like the guy who knows the cold war is over, and that going to war with Iran is the LAST thing we need, or they want.... As for the guy who thinks Al Queda is in South America, doesn't he know South Americans are Catholic, like him?

Phil S
Phil S

And RP has the Popes blessings!

srmmedia
srmmedia

LOL  ,, Yeah Santorum is a real dumb ass

bit15
bit15

The sad thing is that being as dumb as he is, still manages to win a state... Talk about dumb and dumber(s)

501st
501st

Wow...Michael Miller doesn't have a clue on Ron Paul...It amazes me that the media has nothing on Ron Paul and resorts to calling him names...it proves how weak their stance is against him, as well as what little they know about him...I am starting to see some media outlets changing their story on him as they actually are finding out his policies are what we need.

Braaainz
Braaainz

If Ron Paul's support continues to grow, you can count on his rivals to try and adapt, just like Newt is now doing. Of course you can also expect the status quo politicians to later renege on those things after being elected.

Ron Paul is the only candidate I'm endorsing.

srmmedia
srmmedia

Newt has one big problem that will never allow him adapt.. .He does not believe in Civil Liberties.. He want's to execute Pot dealers for christ sake.. That means he would have me executed for selling a bag of weed to my cousin.   Which I do all the time..... I don't want to be executed . Please don't let Newt kill me. 

thaddeusskaczorjr
thaddeusskaczorjr

DId you see the thought bubble above Ron Paul's head that said: 'I can't believe people are actually VOTING for these clowns!'

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Ron Paul is the only one that makes sense and the least likely to win the nomination.  Fun times await

Nickkalbach
Nickkalbach

 Ironically Newt and Santorum aren't even on the ballot in 6 states, leaving them out on over 560 delegates and making their bid for POTUS impossible. The MSM won't be the ones to let that cat out of the bag at this stage of the game.

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