The son of Texas Congressman and GOP hopeful Ron Paul – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul – appeared on CNN yesterday to discuss a recent op-ed he published in The Des Moines Register. The piece, which excoriated Newt Gingrich as a Tea Party “sell out” for his global warming commercials, support for cap-and-trade, and tenure as a Washington lobbyist, seems to be a desperate attempt to undermine the Republican frontrunner only three and a half weeks before the Iowa Caucuses. After writing critically about Newt’s incessant flip-flopping and willingness to abandon Tea Party principles, Paul left an indelible mark with this hard-hitting gem:
"The Tea Party was about people unhappy with Republicans voting for bank bailouts,” he said. “We thought they sold out our limited government views when they voted to send taxpayer money to the big banks. Unfortunately, Newt Gingrich was right there with them being paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It goes against everything that the Tea Party stands for."