Ron Paul’s Rush Limbaugh-touting Melodramatic anti-Newt Gingrich ad.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 2, 2011
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For shame, Ron Paul—you’re better than this.

Hypocrisy? That’s one way of putting it. Another would be fair-minded compromise and common sense. Ron releases an embarrassing, hypocritical ad that shames Newt for ever having been moderate about anything (as for the lobbying, we’re with Ron on that one). And of course Newt has steered right on everything, but that’s what primaries do to candidates on both sides of the aisle, for better and worse.

While stooping so low, Ron might as well have mentioned Newt’s affairs.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Ron Paul’s Rush Limbaugh-touting Melodramatic anti-Newt Gingrich ad.”

  1. Rides3Wheels says:

    And this is worse than other campaign ads? Seems to contain slightly more truth than most.

  2. elephantjournal says:

    "reporting" is not a 30 second ad referencing Rush Limbaugh as source. ~ Waylon

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Graham Simms I don't get the point of this intro- how is it" stooping low "to make these ponts? How is it "fair minded compromise and common sense" to switch sides for money?

    # A line taken from the post itself. Maybe not the best intro. ~Lynn H.

    Jason Henson ‎"And of course Newt has steered right on everything, but that’s what primaries do to candidates on both sides of the aisle, for better and worse." Well that's not really tue is it? For better and worse Ron Paul has been consistent throughout his career. He has been honest and said what he thinks, not what he thinks you want to hear. He has followed this up with his voting record. He is the model of consistency.

    Alex Vidal If the lamestream media covered some of these flip flops instead of drooling over Herman Cain's personal life Dr. Paul's campaign wouldn't have to point these things out. Bottom line is voters deserve to know a candidates history on positions in order to gauge how they'll act in the future.

    Fredric Ward Since the mainstream media won't talk about this and can only seem to talk about Herman Cain's personal life, I feel it appropriate and necessary that Paul took it upon himself to do the reporting that should be talked about. Newt's become the flavor of the week by the brain dead, mind controlled sheeple largely due to the bought off lamestream media picking and touting a candidate that can only be worse than Obama, which at this point could be quite the feat. If Paul got the fair and balanced coverage we need then the American people could be well on their way to electing someone who is truly founding father material and on the way to saving the country. People need to wake up in this before it's too late. In fact it may be too late already with the passing of the NDAA legislation which suspends Posse Comitatus and is an Obamanation to this country and the world.

    Kira Love I don't see the stooping low part of this…

    # Kira, I respect Ron Paul, and was horrified to see him criticizing Newt for his past "belief" in climate change by using Rush Limbaugh (repeatedly). It's most unworthy of Ron. I don't support Newt for countless reasons…but an eye for an eye is what got us into this current political mess. This ad is unworthy of Ron Paul. ~ Waylon

  4. elephantjournal says:

    I'm sure most/all of the ads are bad. I just personally, as many do, respect Ron Paul because he usually holds himself to a higher bar. You know, truth. ~ Waylon

  5. Gimme a break, Waylon. See my comment below.