Ron Paul: In other words, Christie will “say anything, do anything” to get elected

posted at 9:21 pm on August 20, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Oh, my. Neil Cavuto had former longtime Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul on his show on Tuesday afternoon and asked him for a few of his thoughts on the recent inter-Republican, establishment v. tea party, neocon v. libertarian drama between Gov. Chris Christie and his son Sen. Rand Paul. We’re already well aware that Ron Paul would be hard-pressed to ever find the motivation to support a candidate like Christie, and unsurprisingly, Christie’s comments that the GOP is “not a debating society” but rather “a political operation that needs to win” at the RNC last week were not much to his liking either. Via Mediaite:


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Bring on the ronulans…

OmahaConservative on August 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

For once (other than about the Federal Reserve) Ron Paul is right

journeymike on August 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Everytime I see a picture of Chrsitie … I think of Blimpie’s.

I’m thinking there is some sort of subliminal thing going on. Does Blimpie’s back back-stabbing RINO’S?

PolAgnostic on August 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Here fishy fishy, nice breadball for you!

Other than that.

No Comment :)

(Reserving Judgement)

Scrumpy on August 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

He’s a slow uptake. The rest of us figured this out in October.

nobar on August 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

If you think there isn’t going to be serious bloodshed among the Republicans in 2016, you’re not looking at reality. Christie is completely incapable on not trying to tear Paul — or anybody who stands in his way — apart. Paul is no slouch and won’t yield. It will be attrition. Rubio will prove the weak-tea alternative, ultimately unacceptable.

Only Palin has the stature, skills and conservative credentials to unite and excite the party.

rrpjr on August 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Anyone paying attention to Jeb Bush? Makes me wonder if all this is just a distraction/Kabuki so Jeb one day can come riding in as the Hero for all the Republicans right before the nomination process starts to roll.

These manipulative a$$holes are a cunning crafty bunch when it comes to playing their base.

Alinsky on August 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Christie’s comments that the GOP is “not a debating society” but rather “a political operation that needs to win”

Is Mitt 2.0 being ironic?

Sharr on August 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

No Comment :)

(Reserving Judgement)

Scrumpy on August 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

You don’t need to reserve judgment. Odds are nine times out of ten she will run scoot true to form.

arnold ziffel on August 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

He’s wrong when he’s wrong. But he’s correct when he’s correct.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

He’s right.

gophergirl on August 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Christie’s job is to Trojan Horse the GOP. Or in his case, more like Trojan Whale it.

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Bring on the ronulans…

OmahaConservative on August 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

:) –Wraps it up for me.

Axe on August 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

He’s wrong when he’s wrong. But he’s correct when he’s correct.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM

That is how I have always felt about him.
Kinda bipolar.

bazil9 on August 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Christie flails. In a time when it doesn’t matter.

Rand will rip him to shreds. Along with the establishment.

Platform- another filibuster spending 13 hours slamming something crispy is for.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Anyone paying attention to Jeb Bush? Makes me wonder if all this is just a distraction/Kabuki so Jeb one day can come riding in as the Hero for all the Republicans right before the nomination process starts to roll.

Alinsky on August 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Maybe I should have said Suicide Bomb, instead of Trojan Horse, the GOP, then yes, Bush III comes riding in.

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Can’t disagree with much said in that short video.

Bmore on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Every time I see a picture of Christie … I think of Blimpie’s.

PolAgnostic on August 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Every time I see him, I think of Hugo Chavez. Especially when he does that “pointing and scolding” thing.

As for RoPaul, he makes me think of Ross Perot. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.

cheers

eon

eon on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

He’s right.

beatcanvas on August 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Please say that ain’t so? Sheesh…

We sure don’t need another Bushy…

Christie, is cooked.

“Hey gimme 2 boxes of Krispy Kremes”…

Scrumpy on August 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

As for RoPaul, he makes me think of Ross Perot. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.
cheers
eon
eon on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Whose votes did he take?

iwasbornwithit on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Actually, that was his own exact words.

astonerii on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Did you know that if a whale is going to give birth to a baby whale that weighs as much as Krispy Kreme, she has to have a C-section?

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Ron Paul is correct on this.

bw222 on August 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Yet I’ve got to give it to Christie, he’s stuck to his guns on leftist climate chain despite it clearly not being helpful to this electoral chances among Repubs, because according to a Pew poll, less than 20% now of Republicans believe in man-made global warming.

But Christie still insists that “climate change is real” and that his fellow Republicans are “anti-science” and that we should “defer to the experts” despite the fact that these politically motivated “experts” were caught with their pants down manipulating data to dupe the public. Yes, Christie is smarter than the rest of us, and he’s sticking to his guns. I don’t know how smart that is from a getting elected standpoint, though.

anotherJoe on August 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Shorter version: Blimp is a politician.

Bishop on August 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Christie should stay in NJ.

On, and Ron Pauls right. He’s been right on a lot of issues, he was just 10 years ahead of where the electorate was.

Timin203 on August 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Actually, that was his own exact words.

astonerii on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

yeah…kinda what i thought. Not news…just reporting of what Chris said. The Pauls disagree with that, they would like to see some, well, Principles.

I’m afraid the Bush angle is there. I can just see Jeb being portrayed as the great Moderator, the great Middle of the R party…agreeing with the Big, center-Left, Tent approach.

r keller on August 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Only Palin has the stature, skills and conservative credentials to unite and excite the party.

rrpjr on August 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Interesting….

Can Sarah Palin be the Key in Bridging Chasm Within GOP?

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/08/can-sarah-palin-be-key-in-bridging-chasm-within-gop/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+%28Le·gal+In·sur·rec·tion%29

idesign on August 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Did you know that if a whale is going to give birth to a baby whale that weighs as much as Krispy Kreme, she has to have a C-section?

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM


Wait? What?

Are we talking a Krispy Kreme donut or a Krispy Kreme franchise?

So … if a whale was going to give birth to Chris Christie she would need 400 surrogate whales?

PolAgnostic on August 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Every time I see him, I think of Hugo Chavez. Especially when he does that “pointing and scolding” thing.

*snip*

cheers

eon

eon on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

.
I knew not paying any attention to Hugo Chavez would eventually be to my benefit.

;-)

PolAgnostic on August 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

As usual, Ron is right on this one also.

Decoski on August 20, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Mt. Christie should have realized that posterior-kissing of Barky would be political quickSandy.

viking01 on August 20, 2013 at 10:24 PM

He’s right.

gophergirl on August 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Ron Paul is correct on this.

bw222 on August 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

…he is!…but why did I think: “SHUT UP DAD!” …while I was agreeing?

KOOLAID2 on August 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

And Ron hasn’t gotten earmarks for the direct and sole benefit of ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical and a host of other companies in his district AND their USW employees?

Hypocrite in every way.

Kermit on August 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Ugh.

The Big Loser (Christie) being picked on by a even BIGGER Loser (Paul)…

The irony is strong in this one, yes?

BlaxPac on August 20, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Christie running for president. That is a given. The mystery is… for which party?

KCsecurity1976 on August 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

And Ron hasn’t gotten earmarks for the direct and sole benefit of ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical and a host of other companies in his district AND their USW employees?
Hypocrite in every way.
Kermit on August 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Speaking of hypocrisy, who is your favorite politician that didn’t get earmarks for their district?

iwasbornwithit on August 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Ron Paul: In other words, Christie will “say anything, do anything” to get elected

Big deal. You could say the same thing about 99.9925% of all people running for political office.

Miss Jeantel coulda figured that one out.

LegendHasIt on August 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Christie and Rubio are using the obama playbook – both of them will “say anything, do anything” in their pursuit of elected office.

Pork-Chop on August 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM

And Ron hasn’t gotten earmarks for the direct and sole benefit of ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical and a host of other companies in his district AND their USW employees?
Hypocrite in every way.
Kermit on August 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Speaking of hypocrisy, who is your favorite politician that didn’t get earmarks for their district?

iwasbornwithit on August 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

That’s not the question. Most don’t make such a big production of PRETENDING to be against earmarks and spending while doing the opposite.

Paul was particularly disingenuous in how he went about it. Instead of submitting formal requests, he worked behind the scenes late in the committee process to get his earmarks quietly included. Then, when the big compromise bills which included them came to the floor and were certain to pass with broad support, he voted against them.

Then he went out and pointed to his vote as evidence he was opposed to spending!

That’s hypocrisy at a sublime level.

Adjoran on August 20, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Face it: Neither Christie nor Paul will be able to put together a working plurality and then also unite the party. Can’t happen. Rubio has also hurt his own chances, but that’s good in the long run.

Rubio and Paul and Cruz have lots to learn, starting with how to govern. None of them have run anything larger than their Senate office staff, and they don’t have to worry about making payroll for that. Don’t ruin our young talent by pushing them too soon.

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By 2016, the country will be in a mess and in the mood for proven competence. Walker, Jindal, Perry, and Pence all have potential to run on their records, appeal to a big enough swath of the electorate to win, and still unite the party on the conservative side while doing it. Life’s a long song, let the youth bloom and flower and produce fruit we can see.

Adjoran on August 21, 2013 at 12:01 AM

We live in a nation that slaughters babies at the rate of 4,000 a day, sodomy and genital mutilation are endorsed by the president himself as a healthy lifestyle alternative, and materialist/evolutionist dogma is taught as fact in all our schools. And yet according to Ron Paul, the most pressing problems facing our society relate to our wallet and our relationship with our neighbors? Libertarians are clueless.

NeverLiberal on August 21, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The Adlai Stevenson of our time giving pointers on how to succeed in politics.

Or is it the bully helicopter dad coming out to clobber the kid playing roughly with his son?

Mr Christie, you oughta listen up to this guy — he came “this close” (indicate here Christie’s girth) — “this close” to winning the Presidency.

If only people could have ignored Mr. Paul’s racist newsletters, and ignored his isolationism, and ignored his claims that we deserved 9/11, well…

Personally, I’d rather have a guy say what needs to be said to win the Presidency, than to have a guy say what ought not to be said and guarantee lose the Presidency.

unclesmrgol on August 21, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Let’s dismiss what Ron Paul said because the establishment says we should.

Every cycle its the same damn thing. This time its going to be different. The GOP nominee is going to change things or the Democrat is going to change things and the gullible sheep get behind their guy with the right letter behind their name and act like there is a difference. This country did not get to where it is today overnight, it has taken years of both parties stripping our rights and grabbing more power.

So, by all means, let us waste another election cycle pretending there is a difference between the big gov’t, establishment candidates and vote ourselves into a deeper tyranny. Because this time, dammit, things are going to be different.

Sammy316 on August 21, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Christie’s job is to Trojan Horse the GOP. Or in his case, more like Trojan Whale it.

VorDaj on August 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I’ll buy that he’s the Trojan horse itself, and we know that John McStain and his little attached remora, Lindsey Graham, are already inside (hardly hiding their betrayals) but the real question is why did the GOP allow this deadly bunch inside our gates.

Don L on August 21, 2013 at 2:52 AM

Rubio and Paul and Cruz have lots to learn, starting with how to govern. None of them have run anything larger than their Senate office staff, and they don’t have to worry about making payroll for that. Don’t ruin our young talent by pushing them too soon.

Please stop with that tired -no experience running stuff. Our problem is a lack of moral character, truth, and wisdom and a ton of courage (not Christie-like bluster) to use it.. Finding a Valarie jarett to do the administration and organize the ideas to consider is a snap.

Let those of lesser ability organize and present. I for one, just want a leader I can trust to do the right thing honestly.

By the way-the Nazies were marvelous organizers…

Don L on August 21, 2013 at 3:02 AM

We live in a nation that slaughters babies at the rate of 4,000 a day, sodomy and genital mutilation are endorsed by the president himself as a healthy lifestyle alternative, and materialist/evolutionist dogma is taught as fact in all our schools. And yet according to Ron Paul, the most pressing problems facing our society relate to our wallet and our relationship with our neighbors? Libertarians are clueless.

NeverLiberal on August 21, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Far be it from me to point out that our crushing debt will be our undoing, and that your social policy delights are fleas on the dying dog. ‘Cuz that’s just our wallet, or something.

John the Libertarian on August 21, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Quick. Everyone sound outraged……meh!!

dddave on August 21, 2013 at 5:45 AM

christie is a fat, disgusting pig.

crash72 on August 21, 2013 at 7:10 AM

speaking of 2016……..if this doesn’t piss you off…..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/20/ofa-crosses-party-lines-to-rally-for-pro-citizenship-republicans/

Paul Ryan, now supported by Obama’s campaign arm as he pushes AMNESTY (aka “The Democrat Takeover Act”).

PappyD61 on August 21, 2013 at 7:30 AM

As for RoPaul, he makes me think of Ross Perot. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.
cheers
eon
eon on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Whose votes did he take?
iwasbornwithit on August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

If you mean Ron Paul, not much, half a percent in 88, only one Libertarian ever topped 1%. Ross Perot, however, peeled 18.9% of the 1992 vote, giving a plurality to Clinton, who won with only 43% of the vote to Bush I’s 37.5%.
That was only the second presidential election I’d been able to vote in, and in my conservative family 3 out of 4 votes did not go to Bush (2 Perot and 1 Right to Life, I think). I’m not sure I would ever throw away a vote on 3rd party again.

Madisonian on August 21, 2013 at 8:29 AM

For once (other than about the Federal Reserve) Ron Paul is right

journeymike on August 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

+1

Chris of Rights on August 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM

not a big Ron Paul fan but on this I agree 100%

unseen on August 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Everytime I see a picture of Chrsitie … I think of Blimpie’s.

I’m thinking there is some sort of subliminal thing going on. Does Blimpie’s back back-stabbing RINO’S?

PolAgnostic on August 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Of what is this “Blimpie’s ” you speak? Wasn’t Blimpie the cartoon character in the old Popeye strip whose common statement was “For a hamburger today I would gladly pay you Tuesday.” ? Hmmmmmm, I think I see your point.

yesiamapirate on August 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

For once (other than about the Federal Reserve, the Patriot Act, the NDAA, endless foreign interventions, the establishment, foreign aid, abortion, etc ) Ron Paul is right

journeymike on August 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

You forgot a few things so i fixed it.

MoreLiberty on August 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

As for RoPaul, he makes me think of Ross Perot. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.

Those so called “crazy uncles” are usually right, at least with the case of Perot and Paul. As Clinton and Bush were dry humping themselves over NAFTA, Perot warned that you would here this loud sucking sound as American jobs went south, and he was 100% correct.

In the 70s when Iran was falling, two employes of Ross Perot working in Iran were captured. He of course lobbied to the Iranians and US government for their release. As usual, the govt failed so Ross Perot hired a private strike team to go in and rescue them which he did. He didn’t have to bargain with the Iranians and trade weapons like Reagan and he didn’t have to sit on his hands like a little b%tch Carter.

Sorry but your establihsment politicians have failed this country, and will continue to fail this country.

MoreLiberty on August 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM

As for RoPaul, he makes me think of Ross Perot. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.
cheers
eon
eon on August 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I know. We should only be given two choices which the establishment approves of. An idiot from Arkansas and another blue blood moron that raised taxes, increased the size of the government.

MoreLiberty on August 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM

As for RoPaul,.. Another crazy uncle whose only function in a Presidential election would be to take enough votes from one candidate to let the other guy win.

Paul’s only relevance is when the media use him to slander the most conservative player on the national stage…

We saw the MSM use RoPaul over the years to tarnish Reagan, W., whoever was up against Romney in the primaries, etc.

In this case, as usual, dishonesty is at the heart of Paul’s message. He says the GOP spends as much or more than the Dems. That is just not accurate. Republicans spend too much, but not more than the Democrats. Even Paul must know he’s lying when he says this.

Paul doesn’t mind being a useful idiot because his jealousy of the relevant players trumps all.

shinty on August 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM

In this case, as usual, dishonesty is at the heart of Paul’s message. He says the GOP spends as much or more than the Dems. That is just not accurate. Republicans spend too much, but not more than the Democrats. Even Paul must know he’s lying when he says this.

shinty on August 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Are you serious?

The only President that has spent more than Obama, and increased the debt was George W Bush. In 1981, the debt ceiling was just over $1 trillion, 1986 it was just over $2.2 trillion, in ’88 it was $3.1 trillion, in ’92 it was $4.9 trillion, in 2000 it was $6 trillon, in 2006 it was $9 trillion, in 2008 it was $11.2 trillion, in 2010 it was $14.2.

Many of these so called “conservatives” are really not fiscal conservatives – they are just another big government politicians.

MoreLiberty on August 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM

MoreLiberty on August 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Tiresome. Come, now. The debt is currently at $16 trillion… Obama has matched Bush’s total in only 5 years…

The debt really took off in ’06 when the Dems took both houses. You ought to be aware of that as well, Mo.

Not saying the GOP’s perfect, obviously, only better than the Dems. For Paul to say that Republicans spend more is stupid or deceitful…

We all know Paul will say anything to kneecap the most conservative actor on the current stage… he’s a slave to his jealousy of those who are relevant.

shinty on August 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM