Rand Paul: Newt Gingrich Has More Positions On Libya Than He’s Had Wives

Senator Rand Paul took a nice little dig at Newt Gingrich, and Fox News last night at the Congressional Correspondents Dinner:

>PAUL: I was happy to see that Newt Gingrich has staked out a position on the war, a position, or two, or maybe three. I don’t know. I think he has more war positions than he’s had wives. […]

There’s a big debate over there. Fox News can’t decide, what do they love more, bombing the Middle East or bashing the president? It’s like I was over there and there was an anchor going, they were pleading, can’t we do both? Can’t we bomb the Middle East and bash the president at the same time? How are we going to make this work?

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Comments

  1. PD Shaw says:

    It’s funny cause it’s true.

  2. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Irrelevance has a way of perpetuating its own irrelevancy.

  3. Kylopod says:

    Q: How do you know a Republican’s telling the truth?

    A: He’s bashing a rival Republican.

  4. Marvin Marks says:

    This is good stuff. I think Rand Paul is a bit of a lunatic but this is good stuff (and right on target – the truth.)

    I hope if he runs for President he’s coming out with zingers like this on the other GOP idiots every day.

  5. mantis says:

    Rand Paul is a lying sack. He voted along with the rest of the Senate for SR 85 on March 1, which called for implementation of a no-fly zone. Now he wants to pretend that vote never happened.

  6. Sean says:

    mantis,

    Quit spewing Lawrence O’Donnell’s talking points. No one had an opportunity to vote against unanimous consent because it happened so quickly. Based on Rand’s view of the Iraq War and his non-interventionist foreign policy (as well as his father’s), it’s not hard to discern that he was against bombing Libya from the jump.

  7. sam says:

    “Quit spewing Lawrence O’Donnell’s talking points. ”

    Well, except for the one about Eric Cantor being a idiot who thinks the House by itself can pass legislation into law…

  8. mantis says:

    No one had an opportunity to vote against unanimous consent because it happened so quickly.

    Total bullshit. You do understand what unanimous consent means, right? All he had to do was object. One word would do. Didn’t he have enough time to say one word? You’re just as full of shit as Paul is.

    Based on Rand’s view of the Iraq War and his non-interventionist foreign policy (as well as his father’s), it’s not hard to discern that he was against bombing Libya from the jump.

    Then he’s a coward who refused to stand up for his principles. Either way, he’s full of shit.

  9. Steve says:

    Mantis: That’s interesting, because according to all records that I can find on March 1st, Rand Paul cast a vote of yes on an amendment on a Patent Reform bill, and voted no on an amendment on a bill regarding what to do with the national debt once the debt limit is reached. That’s it. There is no record of Rand Paul voting on SR 85 on March first, wether for it or against it.

    Are you sure you didn’t just post a mainstream news article as if it were true without actually doing your own research?

  10. mantis says:

    Steve,

    If you don’t understand what a unanimous consent motion is in the Senate, then maybe you should stop talking about it until you do.

    Are you sure you didn’t just post a mainstream news article as if it were true without actually doing your own research?

    Says the guy who doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. Typical wingnut.

  11. clickron says:

    I love the truth, I love them Pauls!