On Wednesday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Sean Hannity that he’s been tasked by the House Republican leadership to “to organize an effort over the next four or five months to develop a [new] compact or contract [with America].” On previous occasions, Gingrich has made clear that a staple of that new contract with will be to repeal health care reform.

In a speech last night at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Gingrich delivered an address that was touted to the press as a strategy for how the GOP can become “the party of Yes.” Instead, Gingrich –- the author of a forthcoming book titledTo Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine — explained his strategy of obstruction in further detail.

Since more Republicans are conceding the full repeal of health reform is unlikely to occur on President Obama’s watch, Gingrich offered a two-tiered approach that is becoming increasingly popular among conservatives:

Here’s my promise: … When we win control of the House and Senate this fall, Stage One of the end of Obamaism will be a new Republican Congress in January that simply refuses to fund any of the radical efforts. […]

Once upon a time, I used to be Speaker of the House and I actually understand the legislative process. And the truth is, under our Constitution, the Congress doesn’t have to pass the money. If EPA gets not budget, it can’t enforce cap-and-trade. […]

So Stage One of Obamaism being gone is to simply win this fall and not fund it for two years. Stage Two is…to ensure Obama joins Jimmy Carter in the tradition of one-party presidents (sic). And, that in that context, that we be prepared to commit that a Republican President and a Republican Congress in February and March of 2013 will repeal every radical bill passed by this machine.

3 thoughts on “Newt

  1. I don’t know, maybe I am remembering wrong, but I recall that in the 1994 election the “Contract with (on) America” was a big flop as a vote-getting tactic.

    Nobody talked about it as a campaign issue, and it was only revived by Newt’s congress. The R’s pretended that the contract was a mandate even though people didn’t vote for them because of it.

  2. I hate the MCM (Mainstream Corporate Media) if for no other reason than that they keep resurrecting this smug, misleading, hypocritical political snake in the grass.

  3. It’s good to see that Newt’s only gotten dumber in the intervening years since his bogus “Contract with America”. How is it that these a-holes are so delusional? The repubs will win additional seats this fall, as is usual in this situation but I don’t see any viable candidate to run against Obama in ’12. I’m personally hoping that they implode completely and run Palin…….the headlines would write themselves. As the economy improves, they’ll have nothing left by cries of “socialism”.

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