Ron Paul blasts Newt Gingrich as serial hypocrite in advance of Colorado appearances
Ron Paul isn't the only presidential candidate in Colorado today; Rick Santorum is slated to speak at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge at 10 a.m. But Paul will certainly make a bigger splash, with three events on tap. And in advance, his surrogates are taking shots at one of his principal opponents, Newt Gingrich, by circulating a Paul letter and video from last week that brands the former Speaker of the House a "serial hypocrite." Check them out below.
Ron Paul release:
If you watched last night's debate, you saw that Newt Gingrich is exactly what I claimed -- a counterfeit conservative.
A serial hypocrite.
On every core Tea Party issue -- the TARP bailout, Cap and Tax, and the individual mandate -- Newt Gingrich cast his lot with bigger government, more spending, and less freedom.
My campaign team has put together a great video that tells you more about Gingrich and his liberal positions over the years. It tells you how he flip-flopped on a host of important issues.
And it shows, despite his claims, he is simply not a conservative.
You can take a look at the video HERE, which has spread like wildfire across the web, as it's received almost 1 million views!
You might have seen recently that Mr. Gingrich traded on his former political office to land a $1.8 million lobbying contract with Freddie Mac.
Why is this so disturbing?
Because while this out-of-control federal agency, along with Fannie Mae, was ruining the housing market and causing millions of homeowners to lose their homes and life savings, Newt Gingrich was earning millions advising it.
At that same exact time, I was publicly declaring they needed to be stopped before they ruined the economy.
I guess Newt Gingrich and I have a different idea of what to do with federal bureaucracies. I fight to rein them in and shut them down before they can do harm. He pads his personal bank account while they wreck our economy.
While I was fighting environmental extremists, the out-of-control EPA, and the Soros-funded green movement, Newt Gingrich was filming commercials with Nancy Pelosi.
While I was fighting government bailouts, Newt was saying he would have voted FOR them.
Don't be fooled by the words candidates use when they are running for office. Look hard at their records. My record is one of true limited government, anti-Washington, D.C. conservatism.
Newt Gingrich has a long record of liberal appeasement, flip-flopping on key issues, and lobbying for insider millions.
Millions. That's right. Remember the individual mandate I mentioned earlier that Newt supported? His health care group received nearly $40 MILLION in contributions from the healthcare industry.
I have rarely seen a candidate who represents so much of what is wrong with Washington and what is wrong with our political system.
We can and must demand better.
We must demand REAL conservative values. We must demand a person who puts faith, family, and freedom ahead of all else. And we must demand a candidate who has remained true to principle his entire career.
I believe I am that candidate, and I ask you to take a look at my Plan to Restore America at www.ronpaul2012.com.
You can tell I mean every word in it -- just as I've meant every word I have said in public life. And that's something that everyone will admit, whether they agree with all of my positions or not.
With me, what you see and hear is what you get. Wouldn't that be a nice change?
I am the only true conservative in the top tier of candidates running for the GOP nomination. And I ask for your support.
Together, we can stop the counterfeit conservatives AND the liberals in the White House. We can take back and Restore America Now.
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