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Gingrich to Newsmax: Time for GOP to Be the “Party of Ideas”
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 03:31 PM | Jim Meyers and John Bachman

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 GOP’s stance on immigration during the presidential campaign was “devastatingly destructive,” but he’s hopeful that reform can be implemented thanks to Sen. Marco Rubio’s “very important leadership” on the immigration issue. …

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, Gingrich discloses how he reacted to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: liberalagenda; newt; rino; stupidparty
Seems like the party is not stupid, but only the leadership. The rest of this article gives me a headache, never mind this excerpt . . .
1 posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:24 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 1:30:31 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 1:35:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

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!


4 posted on 01/29/2013 1:35:59 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: Olog-hai
ok.. less govt, strong defense and individual responsiblilty. Oh wait, those don't work anymore so lets compromise everything and give free donuts to everyone. oh yea and rabbits with pancake's on their heads.
5 posted on 01/29/2013 1:37:08 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Olog-hai

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..


6 posted on 01/29/2013 1:38:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Olog-hai

Up yours Newt. Just go away.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 1:41:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

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?


8 posted on 01/29/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt has always had a big head to match his ego.

He is a star on the Sunday network talk shows.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 1:43:30 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 1:49:24 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Olog-hai

We don’t like your ideas.
We like our pie.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 1:49:53 PM PST by Zuse
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To: Olog-hai

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.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 1:53:56 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey Newtie, here’s an idea: STFU


13 posted on 01/29/2013 2:00:30 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Olog-hai
He didn’t mention securing our voting system to STOP all of the fraud. Unless and until that happens, we will not have a legitimate government. There are two things the elite and powerful want from us citizens; our money and our subserviance to them and they are winning that war.
14 posted on 01/29/2013 2:04:00 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Yo-Yo

Yeah, like supporting gay marriage. Right, Newt?


15 posted on 01/29/2013 2:06:25 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Olog-hai
Bring outward expressions of frustration, anger, outrage, disbelief and a posture defensive of our Constitution BACK into politics. It's time for males to act like MEN and not worry about upsetting the females in the room. It's time for MEN to take politics BACK from the clutches of passive females and effeminate, limp-wristed emasculated sissy boys raised by single moms.

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?

16 posted on 01/29/2013 2:15:46 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Olog-hai
Seems like the party is not stupid, but only the leadership.

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.

17 posted on 01/29/2013 2:30:51 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Olog-hai

Newt, you were a serious contender for the GOP nomination last year. Nothing stopped you from following your own advice.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 2:39:14 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Olog-hai

Gingrich = Amnesty

He always pushed a “Guest Worker Program” which is code for Amnesty


19 posted on 01/29/2013 3:20:11 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Olog-hai

Newt has gone soft in the head


20 posted on 01/29/2013 3:28:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

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.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 8:55:51 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty and prosperity were overrated)
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