Skip to comments.Gingrich to Newsmax: Time for GOP to Be the “Party of Ideas”
Posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax that Republicans need to be the party of ideas, offering real solutions instead of playing bumper sticker politics.
Gingrich also says the GOPs stance on immigration during the presidential campaign was devastatingly destructive, but hes hopeful that reform can be implemented thanks to Sen. Marco Rubios very important leadership on the immigration issue.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, Gingrich discloses how he reacted to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindals recent pronouncement that the GOP should stop being the stupid party. I broke out laughing because when I was first running for Congress back in the 1970s, Irving Kristol wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled The Stupid Party, and he was talking about Republicans, Gingrich says.
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How does Gingrich get to speak for anyone? Gingrich stands firm on principles like a sand castle. As long as people like Gingrich are the “face of the GOP”, the GOP will be backbenchers.
The only ideas that we need the Republicans working on are:
1) Cut spending
2) Cut taxes
3) Cut government (including the repeal of ObamaCare and all such socialist crap)
Rinse and repeat.
He, Gingrinch, I have an idea, many actually, for the GOP to be relevant:
1) Enforce the existing laws
2) Repeal laws that don’t work
3) Get gov’t outta my wallet
4) Get gov’t outta my life
...and the most radical
5) FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION, as they took an Oath to do!
The republican party batting ideas around is like bad-mitten..
seems to be quite like “masturbation”...
If you get bored...... “change hands”... then its fresh and new.. /snide..
Up yours Newt. Just go away.
Where’s that clip of Newt sitting on a loveseat with Nancy Pelosi telling us how we all need to reduce our standard of living to the Dark Ages because of “Global Warming”?
After all, it’s for the chiiiiillllldrennnn, right?
Newt has always had a big head to match his ego.
He is a star on the Sunday network talk shows.
Life is going to be simple for me in the post GOP world. No more signs in my front yard. No more contributions to candidates. No more time wasted on news or talk radio.
We don’t like your ideas.
We like our pie.
The GOP obviously has more than enough ideas about getting more federal funding to state and local governments while conniving with local NGOs to regulate further against new, small manufacturing starts on rural private properties. It’s all about recirculating debt from government, tourists with government incomes and more fees and taxes against property owners, eh?
Tariffs are the constitutional American way. All else is scheming for government-linked socialism.
Hey Newtie, here’s an idea: STFU
Yeah, like supporting gay marriage. Right, Newt?
Americans are DESPERATE for someone to shout "LIAR" in the halls of Congress. Joe Wilson had it right. He WAS right. Our founding principles are being trashed and no one's ANGRY about it? Forget the SISSY GOP! OUT with political correctness. IN with OUTRAGE! If America is to be saved, we need more Joe Wilson moments, and.. WITH NO APOLOGIES.
Not to upstage Glenn Beck but, how about a new party called the '1791' party? Hmmm? Any other ideas?
The GOPe are not stupid. They know that what they are doing will ruin the party and the country. How could they not. They WANT to take the country down. They see the North Korean leadership living like God-Kings while the rest of the country is open air prison filled with living corpses. They want something similar here.
Newt, you were a serious contender for the GOP nomination last year. Nothing stopped you from following your own advice.
Gingrich = Amnesty
He always pushed a “Guest Worker Program” which is code for Amnesty
Newt has gone soft in the head
That boy ain’t never been right. Crazy was his long suit, even back in his useful days.
Now he’s the poster boy for everything wrong with the GOP. The battle lines have moved since 1992, and he’s standing on the wrong side.