You got that right. Newt is a great strategist and can communicate phenomenally well. Boehner can do neither.
NEWT, THE BLEACHED BLOND SPOUSE HAS TO GO....
Only guy I know qualified to balance the budget. Did it 4 years in a row with Clinton.
Why get rid of one socialist to get an even worse one. Besides, Gingrich is too busy crusading for climate change and same-sex marriage.
“The Speaker doesnt have to be a current member necessarily.... (according to the constitution)”
That interpretation assumes that when the Framers placed the words the House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker in Article I of the U.S. Constitution they were not basing the speakership on the Speaker of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, which most definitely *did* need to be filled by a Member of the House of Commons. The reason that they didnt write the House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker *from among their members* was because it was deemed to be self-evident, since the Speaker is the leader of the House and the leader must come from within the grouphad the Framers intended to allow the House to elect a Speaker that was not a member of the body, such a clear departure from parliamentary precedent would have been specifically noted, and they likely would have selected a title other than Speaker. The one instance in the U.S. Constitution where the presiding officer would not be a member of the body he presided was when the Vice President is made, ex officio, the President of the Senate, but he was specifically designated as such in Article I, and the fact that the VP is not a member of the Senate was probably the reason why they didnt baptize the presiding officer of the Senate as the Speaker of the Senate.
No one believes that the Chief Justice of the United States can be someone other than a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and, until a few years ago (when a couple of Republicans upset at Newt Gingrich voted for retired Republicans for Speaker) no one other than a sitting Representative had even received a vote for Speaker. I think the theory of the non-member of the House serving as Speaker is an interesting exercise in constitutional analysis, as is the theory that the Governor of New York could be in the line of succession to the presidency (a governor is, after all, an officer), but having a non-member serve as Speaker ultimately would be a distortion of the Framers original intent.
The Marxist’s worst nightmare!
Otherwise go with Trey Gowdy! He’s super smart and tough too!
Gingrich may be the Speaker of our dreams, but how about the Representative who nominated him this time around - Gohmert.
Gotta love Louie.
May God guide our course.
What’s the constitution have to do with anything anymore? (Sarcasm).
YES, YES, YES
The Constitution does not say this. It’s a House rule.