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21st Century Contract with America
NEWT.ORG ^ | November 27, 2006 | Speaker Newt Gingrich

Posted on 11/27/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

We are committed to a safe, healthy, prosperous, and free America. We believe our children and grandchildren deserve the opportunities our parents and grandparents gave us.

In a rapidly changing world with new threats and new competitors, we must implement policies that will ensure America’s leadership, safety, and prosperity. And we must reinvigorate the core values that have made an exceptional civilization.

We do not believe the traditional instruments of government will reform themselves fast enough and thoroughly enough for the twenty-first century.

The entrenched lobbyists and entrenched bureaucracies will do all they can to minimize the changes no matter how vital those changes are to America’s future. Self interest will dominate national interest if the normal political system operates with business as usual. The pressure of daily events will keep both the news media and most politicians focused on the immediate and the trivial rather than the long-term and the profoundly important.

Only a grassroots citizens’ movement can insist on the level of change that is needed for our children and grandchildren to have a successful future.

Such a citizens’ movement would have to be focused on goals rather than on interest groups. The goals define the America we want our children and grandchildren to have.

To achieve this future we will:

I.

Defend America and our allies from those who would destroy us. To achieve security, we will develop the intelligence, diplomatic, information, defense, and homeland security systems and resources for success.

(Excerpt) Read more at newt.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: conservatism; contractwithamerica; gingrich; gop; republican
Take a look and see what you think...worked last time...
1 posted on 11/27/2006 1:24:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn't see any mention of stopping illegal immigrants.


2 posted on 11/27/2006 1:27:03 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STFU Newt. You had your chance and you blew it. You don't walk your talk. We found that out.


3 posted on 11/27/2006 1:28:29 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"what you think...worked last time"

Yea, he fooled us once. LOL


4 posted on 11/27/2006 1:29:33 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
V. 2. A dramatically simplified tax code that favors savings, entrepreneurship, investment, and constant modernization of equipment and technology.

How about a dramatically simplified tax code that doesn't implement any social engineering or incentives? Just collect the taxes for necessary and Constitutional government programs without trying to push the taxpayer into one action or another.

5 posted on 11/27/2006 1:29:36 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Hey Kerry, What part of showing heels and ass is a winning strategy in Iraq?)
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To: hubbubhubbub

ouch

That due to him leaving at Speaker?


6 posted on 11/27/2006 1:30:12 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Writing this all out is one thing... getting it done with RINOs in the mix is another.


7 posted on 11/27/2006 1:32:02 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: KarlInOhio
How about ELIMINATING the income tax? There's a radical idea worth pursuing.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

8 posted on 11/27/2006 1:35:52 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: hubbubhubbub

"Yea, he fooled us once. LOL"

You were "fooled" by the Contract with America?


9 posted on 11/27/2006 1:39:36 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: edcoil
I'm interested in the response you get to your question. I was a very close follower of Newt and his career and I'll be darned if I can remember him doing anything that would call the kind of responses I see here to any mention of his name or his ideas. Maybe my memory is failing me, but it seems to me he fell prey to one of the most vicious Leftie/MSM negative campaigns the country had ever seen to that point. Everything he did and said was spun at its worst. I hear the same vilification in the tone of many around here to comment about him that I hear in the tone of most conservatives when they mention Bill Clinton.

I like Newt, and I especially like his ideas. If he failed anywhere it was in underestimating the vile obstructionist tactics our enemies would use to discredit him. Little things really stick in my craw, like the time he was forced to leave Air Force one by the back door. It was the first time EVER a sitting member of Congress was had not gotten off the plane with the President. He cited the experience as an example of how far the Right had gone in their disdain for the other side and the next thing you know the press was calling him a cry-baby.

There is nothing that would do my heart more good than to see Newt come roaring back and shove the Right's holier-than-thou attitude down its throat!

Go Newt!
10 posted on 11/27/2006 1:40:33 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: goldstategop
How about ELIMINATING the income tax? There's a radical idea worth pursuing.

Actually that is quite a dumb idea. How about privatizing SS, reforming Medicare, and getting rid of earmarks/pork spending? That's the real fiscal timebomb.

11 posted on 11/27/2006 1:42:04 PM PST by RobFromGa (I'm still optimistic about our future!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Four words. Steve Forbes Flat Tax.


12 posted on 11/27/2006 1:43:48 PM PST by ReagansRaiders (DRAFT STEVE FORBES '08)
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To: jwparkerjr

I agree with you 100%

Newt WON the Congress for us last time and if the Republicrats had not given in to the Demicans every time he might have gotten more done.

Go NEWT!


13 posted on 11/27/2006 1:44:11 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: RobFromGa
We disagee. My view is unless the revenue spigot is turned off, forget about addressing entitlement. It really does begin and end with income withholding the feds have utilized to extract wealth from the American people's paychecks to make them dependent upon one or another government program.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

14 posted on 11/27/2006 1:46:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: jwparkerjr
"There is nothing that would do my heart more good than to see Newt come roaring back and shove the Right's holier-than-thou attitude down its throat!"

You don't think Newt is "right"? I think most of his views are pretty conservative.
15 posted on 11/27/2006 1:46:52 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: goldstategop
My view is unless the revenue spigot is turned off, forget about addressing entitlement.

No one has considered for even one second "turning off the revenue spigot" with the elimination of the income tax.

I would agree that eliminating withholding would make most people much more aware of how much tax they pay. As a business owner, I am painfully aware of the burden.

It is starting to appear that we are only going to address the entitlement problems when they reach the crisis stage, and at that point it will be intergenerational war through the ballot box.

16 posted on 11/27/2006 1:52:04 PM PST by RobFromGa (I'm still optimistic about our future!)
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To: Mr. K
Newt WON the Congress for us last time...

It's too bad so many FReepers either forgot that or didn't know it.

17 posted on 11/27/2006 1:54:22 PM PST by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should know better with #7. Can't ever happen - the incentives of government employees just will not permit it. It should instead be reduce the size and scope of government back to the 18th century.


18 posted on 11/27/2006 1:55:56 PM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: jwparkerjr

This is a bold, clear, and UPBEAT program. First let's unite around the message, then decide on the best messenger and executor.


19 posted on 11/27/2006 2:01:38 PM PST by kenavi (Save romance. Stop teen sex.)
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To: cinives

Every penny of entitlement spending is spent qalmost immediately. some focus on how they can ear it; others just whine.


20 posted on 11/27/2006 2:07:24 PM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While I do not agree with Newt on all matters--being more Conservative than he--he would be an enormous improvement over what we have had the past 5 5/6 years. For one thing, he has an understanding of the need for a coherent policy, one that can be rationally defended.

The sad thing about Newt, is that he blinked the last time, and let the media drive him into a symbolic fox hole, causing his to go off of the attack that had been so successful in 1994. I know that he had some personal issues, but he should have persevered with his program.

Anyway you slice it, Newt is a major beneficiary of the Karl Rove directed disaster on November 7th. His understanding of American politics is far, far superior to that of the inept Mr. Rove, who only responds to the past initiatives of Liberal Democrats. Newt, like Reagan, took the initiative away from the Democratic Left, and just might be able to do it again.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

21 posted on 11/27/2006 2:09:55 PM PST by Ohioan
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To: RobFromGa

"It is starting to appear that we are only going to address the entitlement problems when they reach the crisis stage, and at that point it will be intergenerational war through the ballot box"

Excellent points. No one wants to deal with the looming SS crisis. That is just one of the reasons why I cannot identify with either party. I really was hoping something would have become of the privatization of SS but nope that is apparently on the back burner. I know the democrats will no touch that issue for the next 6 years and neither will the republicans. So what will happen by the time I am 32 my taxes may go up by another 20% to support those who did not realize they needed to save for retirement. At that point with the cost of healthcare continuing its rise as well as trying to raise a family while only seeing maybe 50% of my gross income I will vote for the candidate who has the best idea on how to resolve the crisis. But maybe the reason why neither party has seriously brought this issue to the forefront is that none of this will happen..Right ? Right ?


22 posted on 11/27/2006 2:11:24 PM PST by Independentamerican (Independent Senior at the University of MD)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too late.. American voters are getting older and much more socialist..
SSA-Social Security is exactly socialism, not like socilaism, but pure socialism.. And will become even more socialist than it is now.. 30+ million VOTING legal and illegal aliens are not helping either..

Newt had his last chance in 1992/4.. to effect the slide down the socialist slide.. and almost did.. George Bush has proved his time is over.. A "White RINO House" is about the best the Republican Party will or can produce, Now..

2008 awaits and so-called conservatives are in gross denial.. especially on FR.. Gross denial.. The most adamant socialists in the U.S. are the older generation.. even and especially older republicans.. The Contract with America was trumped by Clintons sex exploits.. They even trumped Chinagate.. the most treasonous event of all the treasonous events in the nintys.. THEN the conversation can start again.. else the U.S. will become a Europe.. Too late for a revolution(2nd amendment) it would only become a RIOT..

23 posted on 11/27/2006 2:18:42 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too late.. American voters are getting older and much more socialist..
SSA-Social Security is exactly socialism, not like socilaism, but pure socialism.. And will become even more socialist than it is now.. 30+ million VOTING legal and illegal aliens are not helping either..

Newt had his last chance in 1992/4.. to effect the slide down the socialist slide.. and almost did.. George Bush has proved his time is over.. A "White RINO House" is about the best the Republican Party will or can produce, Now..

2008 awaits and so-called conservatives are in gross denial.. especially on FR.. Gross denial.. The most adamant socialists in the U.S. are the older generation.. even and especially older republicans.. The Contract with America was trumped by Clintons sex exploits.. They even trumped Chinagate.. the most treasonous event of all the treasonous events in the nintys..

What to do?... The only way "certain" republicans can do anything beneficially for the old U.S.A. is go the other way.. And help or encourage or force the democrats to BANKRUPT the U.S. on a federal level...

THEN the conversation can start again.. else the U.S. will become a Europe.. Too late for a revolution(2nd amendment) it would only become a RIOT..

24 posted on 11/27/2006 2:22:18 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: TommyDale; 2ndDivisionVet
"I didn't see any mention of stopping illegal immigrants."

Yes, it needs some work in the area of immigration reform. A separate Article is needed to address increased border security, a means to properly identify and process guest workers, and an initiative through federal law or Constitutional Amendment making English the official language for all 50 states.

There are many fine ideas in the 21st Century Contract with America. When Newt Gingrich speaks, I always listen. I especially appreciate Newt's extensive knowledge of history which is a rare commodity in politics. He is a brilliant man and a wonderful resource for strategic planning among conservatives.

25 posted on 11/27/2006 2:25:20 PM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If we could get the Republicans to commit to this for the next election and then have them renew their commitment every election cycle, then we might have something. But that will take strong, principled leadership; something the Republicans just don't have right now. He or she can be found and I can think of a couple of people who could fit the bill but, no one who currently holds office.
26 posted on 11/27/2006 2:26:25 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Independentamerican
"At that point with the cost of healthcare continuing its rise as well as trying to raise a family while only seeing maybe 50% of my gross income I will vote for the candidate who has the best idea on how to resolve the crisis."

You won't have to wait long. The total tax burden for middle class families is approaching 50% right now.
27 posted on 11/27/2006 2:26:29 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: hubbubhubbub

"STFU Newt. You had your chance and you blew it. You don't walk your talk. We found that out."

Funny, his "Contract with America(1)" was the best thing to happen to the Republican party in the last 20 years.


28 posted on 11/27/2006 2:28:09 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death
Funny, his "Contract with America(1)" was the best thing to happen to the Republican party in the last 20 years.

Funny, immigration was no concern for Newt then either.

He's really wound up with the open border people, Norquist, for example.

http://www.atr.org/home/about/ggnbio.html

In the words of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist is “the person who I regard as the most innovative, creative, courageous and entrepreneurial leader of the anti-tax efforts and of conservative grassroots activism in America . . . He has truly made a difference and truly changed American history.”

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20010514/dreyfuss

Grover Norquist: 'Field Marshal' of the Bush Plan

Norquist gained notoriety as former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's right hand in the mid-1990s--helping to design the 1994 Contract With America and rallying the right's grassroots to go to the polls that year, a drive he chronicled in his book Rock the House. When Newt crashed and burned, Norquist survived to become an ally of Gingrich successors, including Tom DeLay, the House majority whip, and Dick Armey, the majority leader. And since late 1998 Norquist has been George W. Bush's unofficial liaison to so-called movement conservatives.

29 posted on 11/27/2006 2:40:52 PM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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To: WatchingInAmazement
So I suppose we need to get a boot in his ass regarding the problem we have with illegals. No problemo.

I'm up for it.
30 posted on 11/27/2006 2:51:32 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The inclusion of a Judiciary that "respects the Creator" AND the ommission of "Sealed Border" and "Fair Trade" will ensure this trite proclaimation goes nowhere.

Newt's brilliant and I admire the man greatly...but I fear he's out of touch.

31 posted on 11/27/2006 4:01:49 PM PST by Mariner
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To: edcoil

That due to him being the leader of the "Imperial Congress"


32 posted on 11/27/2006 4:39:44 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: Prokopton

Yea, I thought it was going to be implemented. Fooled me once. LOL


33 posted on 11/27/2006 4:40:47 PM PST by hubbubhubbub
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To: jwparkerjr

Thanks, I'm not as big a Newt fan as you are, but we better not forget who/how we got to the dance, or we'll not dance again..


34 posted on 11/27/2006 4:42:32 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All in all, not too bad of a political manifesto. A bit timid, but not too bad.

I think the most interesting quote was the following: "Only a grassroots citizens’ movement can insist on the level of change that is needed for our children and grandchildren to have a successful future."

So is Mr. Gingrich finally acknowledging that the GOP is both unwilling and unable to implement a conservative agenda?


35 posted on 11/27/2006 4:53:58 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: jwparkerjr
He betrayed us on WTO. He allowed Clinton and a lame duck Democrat Congress to pass it with his and Dole's support even though he admitted in hearings that we were surrendering our national sovereignty to a global body.

He caved in to Clinton on shutting down the government. He virtually signed off on every one of Clinton's budget busters after that.

Besides that, he's a three-time husband with an intern problem.

Worse still, he has a weird name. People with weird names don't become President.
36 posted on 11/27/2006 4:54:17 PM PST by streetpreacher (RUDY/ROMNEY 2008: Fair and Balanced)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Yeah but from reading your profile page, you actually believe the Democrat Party is in a position to do so, a party that Mr. Reagan realized even back in 1964 has sold it's soul to cultural Marxism. That is so outrageous to strain credulity. You'd be better off to begin a third party than to think the Democrats will ever make any meaningful overtures to the right.

Did you vote for Ronald Reagan? Clinton? Kerry?
37 posted on 11/27/2006 5:02:05 PM PST by streetpreacher (RUDY/ROMNEY 2008: Fair and Balanced)
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To: Balding_Eagle
I wouldn't be as big a fan as I am either if there were someone else on the horizon for us. I don't want to be a push over but I certainly don't want to let his personal baggage keep me from benefiting from his expertise.
38 posted on 11/27/2006 5:50:15 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr
Bravo.

Newt was the single most effective and visionary Conservative leader since Ronald Reagan. All the factors that led to the GOP getting national power were due to Newt: GOPAC built up local parties state by state, the Contract with American successfully and brilliantly nationalized the 1994 elections, and Newt's budget reforms lead to the only period of fiscal sanity we have had with the Federal Government in the last 40 years.

The Democrats understood this better than the people in Newt's own camp. They trumped up psuedo-scandal after psuedo-scandal to trip Newt up and eventually some of the bogus mudslinging lowered Newt's approval rating with the public.

What very Conservative should realize is that both Newt and Reagan did something that was extremely rare in Conservative Politics: they articulated a positive vision toward which the movement could strive.

Conservatives have developed a strong reputation for good fiscal management and ability to manage National Security prudently. Both of those perceived competencies have been hurt during the last several years but but not to the point unrecoverability.

In talking with my non-Conservative acquaintances I have been struck by the degree to which these folks have s strong desire for solutions. Any positive program, that puts forward a coherent program will be well received by a solution hungry body politic. What has been missing the last several years has been any sense of of an agenda and a program.

During the post World War II period Conservatives served as liquidators of Democratic messes until Newt came on the scene (Most of Ronald Reagan's domestic program was blocked by the Democrats). The GOP is heading back toward a regionally strong Minority Party (the Sunbelt) unless the movement can once again pick of the type of broad-based agenda as Newt showed us in the 1990s.

I encourage everyone in this thread to read Newt's "Winning the Future" book with a particular attention to Newt's Health Care Proposals. Newt's proposals are bold and visionary and could be passed under the right circumstances. This proposal renders the "reform-light" proposals put forward by other politicians pale by comparison.

The good news is that the Democrats are completely devoid of any new ideas; the cupboard is bare. Once the solution hungry Public becomes aware of this they will turn off from the Democrats but the GOP will need to be ready with new good, ideas at that time. Newt has these ideas and I hope the Party becomes smart enough to take some of them up.

Newt has a lot of baggage in his past so he is not an ideal Presidential candidate nor was his performance as Majority Leader perfect. Newt is a better idea man than he is as a politician but the Party needs to realize that the idea factory needs dramatic retooling. I hope that Newt will be allowed to aid in this process.
39 posted on 11/27/2006 5:51:44 PM PST by ggekko60506
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To: kenavi
I don't want to count him out before he's even gotten through the weigh-in, much less before he's gone a round or two. I want the best we can offer and if he's it then he's my man! I am not supporting him no questions asked. I simply want to see him in the race and have a chance to outline his plan and compare it with the others. If he's got what it takes then we're foolish not take what he' got. I like your approach, get a message and then a messenger!

This is going to be one interesting presidential campaign!
40 posted on 11/27/2006 5:54:05 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Cobra64

Now that's something we can agree on.

That said, I really don't think he can run for President and win. Unfortunately.


41 posted on 11/27/2006 5:55:19 PM PST by RockinRight (There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP!!!


42 posted on 11/27/2006 5:57:36 PM PST by Nancee ((Nancee Lynn Cheney))
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To: Mr. K
He got NO support from others in his party. Never once did anyone of any importance stride to the podium and help him. If he had enjoyed one-tenth the support the Lefties give their people, regardless of right or wrong, he could have done a lot more for the cause. I mean, Alcee Hastings as the chairman of the Intelligence Committee? Gimme a break!

From my vantage Newt gave it all he had and that's enough for me to want to hear more from him!

I give a week's pay to see him and Hillary in a one-on-one debate! He's knowledge of history and understanding of government is second to none.
43 posted on 11/27/2006 5:58:31 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: streetpreacher

"Did you vote for Ronald Reagan? Clinton? Kerry?"

Worked his campaign. No. No.

"Yeah but from reading your profile page, you actually believe the Democrat Party is in a position to do so, a party that Mr. Reagan realized even back in 1964 has sold it's soul to cultural Marxism."

The Democratic party exists to get it's members elected to political office. If the Democratic party thinks that by adopting conservatism it will achieve that goal, it will adopt it. The Democratic party is the more populist of the two parties.

That said, I don't see the Democratic party adopting conservatism on a nationwide basis at this point because conservatism's popularity is limited to certain areas of the country. Generally rural areas, the south and some parts of the west. Conservatives don't win in Massachusetts because conservatism isn't all that popular there. However, were that dynamic to change, the Democratic party would eventually adapt to reflect it.

"That is so outrageous to strain credulity."

Counterintuitive, yes. Outrageous, no. The Democratic party has been relatively quick to adapt to changing political realities. Take a look at the history of the early 20th century if you want an example.

"You'd be better off to begin a third party than to think the Democrats will ever make any meaningful overtures to the right."

Third parties are a nonstarter. Restrictive ballot access laws and campaign finance "reform" have made certain of that. If Ross Perot with his billions couldn't make a go of it before CFR, I doubt that anyone else could now. The menu choices for the foreseeable future are R and D, with no substitutions.


44 posted on 11/27/2006 6:45:43 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

So you're basically a Reagan Democrat. I don't have any problem with that. I do have a problem with how these conservative Democrats vote for committee chairs, leadership positions, etc.


45 posted on 11/27/2006 8:23:01 PM PST by streetpreacher (RUDY/ROMNEY 2008: Fair and Balanced)
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To: streetpreacher

"So you're basically a Reagan Democrat."

Hmmmmm. More of a Jefferson Democrat. My personal politics are probably more conservative and more populist than those of Ronaldus Maximus, but I guess Reagan Democrat is close enough. I'm glad I worked on his campaign.

"I do have a problem with how these conservative Democrats vote for committee chairs, leadership positions, etc."

Such is the nature of politics. You don't often get to vote for who you really want. Same goes for leadership votes within Congress.

It'll be interesting to see how things play out within the Democratic party in the next 4 years. Remember that these newly elected conservative Democrats can switch parties as so many have done in the past. That actually gives them more voice than they would otherwise have.


46 posted on 11/28/2006 2:31:03 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Okay, the weirdest thing happened when I linked to Newt's site to read the article; my Norton went crazy deflecting multiple cyber attacks against my computer.

Just FYI.
47 posted on 11/28/2006 2:50:06 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: ggekko60506

Very well said!

I intend to back him in any way I can and let the chips fall where they will.

I am a great believer that if you want something to happen you have to do everything in your power to help it happen. After that, it's up to the Creator.


48 posted on 11/28/2006 8:56:32 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr

With you. I happened to see Newt speak this morning in New Hampshire. The anti-Newt tone here is surprising to me.

Gingrich spoke about our nation being unique, as the Declaration of Independence spoke about powers from GOD being granted to the individual, and in the Unitied States we have delegated certain of these powers, carefully, to our government via the Constitution.

He spoke about the secular decline of Eurorpe ("elegant decay" was the term he used), and spoke convincingly of our absolute need to win the WOT.

What is not to like? (I don't care that he got divorced.) I like Newt.


49 posted on 11/28/2006 9:47:10 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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Ditto! Even if I didn't like him for some reason I would hope I would be wise enough not to throw the baby out with the bathwater! If I could have dinner with one person and spend an evening picking his brain it would be Newt!

My hope is that he will make himself available and plentiful as the campaign goes along. Let's see what happens!

Go Newt!


50 posted on 11/28/2006 6:55:31 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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