Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: A Conservative Plan for Victory
Posted on 04/06/2005 8:47:01 AM PDT by Tolik
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.....Gingrich/Tancredo '08 anyone?.....
No. Newt is serving best where he is. He is serving as a thinker and planner. He is providing the intellectual basis for conservative action to be implemented by others.
He was ousted precisley because of his ability to think and to see. He is very much feared and if not in office can't be attacked.
Newt and Rush are powerful forces in America history and to displace either to an elected job would be in the language of the Peter principle..... elevating them to their level of incompetance.
I wonder if Newt really understood the depth of hatred the democrats had for him? He gave them a knife and they used it. I wonder if Newt was the right man to be Speaker of the House at that time? He (and the GOP) might of been better off if he took a lower post. (Ain't hindsight grand!) Actually I did think that at the time.
I think this should apply to guest workers, too, if we get such a program. If they went to a mandatory class a couple of hours a week, they'd soon have enough basic level knowledge of English to get by. Even if they're here only temporarily, it's good for them to know something about our ideas and society (other than what they see while working as somebody's gardener in Hollywood!).
That said, I like Newt and I was very sorry that the GOP caved in to pressure and dumped him. The Dems are trying it again with DeLay, and I bet - given the spinelessness of the GOP - that they'll get rid of him, too.
Well maybe the Peter principle statement was a little harsh, but I think he is currently where he can do the most good. Out of sight and head down he is not and everyday target.
Racial problems and differences are real and difficult, talking about them with terms like underperformance and reaching out, as if he could make these differences disappear with some sort of spin or program or nice words is just avoidance of reality. The majority of blacks and hispanics support affirmative action type programs, how would Newt give them a "new sense of inclusion"? By caving in on AA, of course, but labeling it as something else, because he'll never get their votes if he pledges to eliminate such programs. That's the hard reality that blather about talking to them all just the same won't cover.
The reason is straightforward mathematics. There are too many human beings who want to come here to work, to ever seal off the border. We dont have the kind of country that would run that kind of border. The Soviets could do it, because they put up barbed wire, minefields, and machine guns. Were not going to do that, and we dont want to be an America that does that.
Mathematics is a science, this has nothing to do with science. The rest of this paragraph is just cheap demagoguery, if you support strong immigration controls you're just like those nasty old Soviets. Newt didn't have the nerve to work Nazis in, I guess. Where will we keep all your 72hr deportees Newt, how will we find them in the first place without nasty Soviet style organs, won't that make us the kind of Americans you say we don't want to be? Do you have real, tough, plans to provide for the physical enforcement of immigration laws, to punish employers who routinely flout such laws? The answer is we won't keep or find them at all and, like all other such reforms the only thing left when the dust clears is increased immigration. Newt's an open borders guy, and I'm afraid all this talk about 72hrs is just bait and switch. After all, what did Newt say or do about immigration when he was house leader?
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