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Gingrich: Contract with America round 2 (Gingrich, Steele, RNC alert)
Tribune ^ | 2009-11-13 | Mark Silva

Posted on 11/13/2009 2:54:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and purveyor of the GOP "Contract With America'' that helped his party win control of the House after President Bill Clinton's election, says GOP chairman Michael Steele has started work on a new framework for 2010 that he is calling "First principles.''

"I've been talking with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, '' Gingrich said today, speaking with students at C-SPAN's Cable Center Class.

"He is developing a first principles model that I think is a very exciting , positive step in the right direction,'' said Gingrich, who has said that he will decide by February about waging his own campaign for president. "B September , it might be very, very good for the Republicans in the House and Senate to have a common ground on which to campaign, whether they call it a Contract for America or some other device.

"Having a positive set of things that say, 'if you elect us, these are the positive steps we will take,'' Gingrich said, on a program that C-SPAN3 is airing at 5 pm EST. This "may well be the key building block to really become the alternative party, not the opposition party.''...

"If the Democrats stay stuck over on a very left wing program and if they continue to have a job-killing record in Congress, I think by September and October you could suddenly have a very exciting election.''

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contractwithamerica; corruptrinos; gingrich; gopfuture; gopimplosion; mccain; mccainmutiny; mclamesrevenge; nc4naii; rino; rinonatlcommittee; rinoparty; rinos; rnc; romney; steele
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1 posted on 11/13/2009 2:54:49 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: Jim Robinson

Could you upgrade this please? Thanks :)


2 posted on 11/13/2009 2:55:56 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gingrich is the personification of the guy that appoints GOP nominations in smoke filled rooms.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 2:55:56 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: rabscuttle385

Looks like they are giving THEMSELVES a REFRESHER COURSE in FIRST Principles.....we don’t need it....or them!


4 posted on 11/13/2009 2:56:02 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Get lost Newt. Thanks to you we lost NY-23. AH.


5 posted on 11/13/2009 2:56:18 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just say “NO” to Newt! He’s a RINO!


6 posted on 11/13/2009 2:56:48 PM PST by NRA2BFree (President Obama agreed to commit an additional 40,000 troops to help fight Fox News," Jay Leno)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gingrich and Steele can both take a hike- we need new faces.

Gingrich is a disappointment, and I have no idea what Steele is, really.


7 posted on 11/13/2009 2:57:11 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: rabscuttle385

Contract with America 2, as in only 2 people support this, Gingrich and Steele.


8 posted on 11/13/2009 2:57:31 PM PST by RatsDawg (At least we don't have to worry about riding in Ted Kennedy's car anymore...)
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To: rabscuttle385

The No. 2 issue is energy.

That one better be good. Drill, mines, split atoms. Tell the UN to stuff it.


9 posted on 11/13/2009 2:57:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: rabscuttle385

“He is developing a first principles model that I think is a very exciting , positive step in the right direction,’’ said Gingrich

The trouble is it won’t be ready to roll out untill after the 2012 elelction, and sure as hell won’t help the election in 2010.


10 posted on 11/13/2009 2:58:17 PM PST by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go Away.


11 posted on 11/13/2009 2:59:02 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: 4buttons

Go away, both of you.


12 posted on 11/13/2009 2:59:09 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: rabscuttle385

We have sen Gingrich’s idea of going in the right direction. Backing RINO’s like Scuzzyflavor isnt my idea of what Republicans need


13 posted on 11/13/2009 3:00:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

Get lost, Newt. You thought that Michael Steele would back you for president if you backed his favorite candidate, Dede Scozzafava.

Well, that didn’t work out quite the way you expected. So, get lost. And Steele, you get lost, too. Bunch of losers running the party.


14 posted on 11/13/2009 3:00:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt might have a little credibility on this if he’d bothered to fight to get Round #1 enacted.

Fail.


15 posted on 11/13/2009 3:00:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: rabscuttle385

Blow it out your ear, Newt. We ain’t buying it.


16 posted on 11/13/2009 3:00:52 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385
Not this time, Newt.
Do us a favor & don't go away mad, just go away.
in short: beat-it.
17 posted on 11/13/2009 3:01:55 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Didnt Newt win the house and senate with a repub in the white house and didnt they accomplish nothing. I know they got welfare reform through but that was just reform. Worked for a coupke of years but whatever happenend to that? Wait what happened to ridding ourselves of the NEA?


18 posted on 11/13/2009 3:02:05 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: rabscuttle385

After the NY-23 fiasco I don’t want Newt or any other GOP ‘leadership’ making any kind of Contracts with America.


19 posted on 11/13/2009 3:02:22 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: VaRepublican

Sorry I meant the dept of eduction.


20 posted on 11/13/2009 3:02:41 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Before the Republican Party does another Contract with America, the Party needs to do a Contract with Republicans.
21 posted on 11/13/2009 3:03:40 PM PST by snarkpup ("If you can't run anywhere, become stronger than anyone!" - Lt. Cmdr. Lyar von Ertiana)
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To: VaRepublican

sorry again ......dept of education.


22 posted on 11/13/2009 3:03:45 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: RatsDawg

When they pushed it, I defended it as the Contract with America. By 2006 I capitulated and agreed, it turned out to be the Contract on America.

Newt, go —— yourself. You and your ilk allowed the 1994 victory to turn into a wasted effort. By 2006, RINOs had given us Democrats(2).

Do you think you carry any weight with those of us who watched what happened last time? Contract(2)? Puuuleaaase.

Go away, and take that door mat Steele with you.


23 posted on 11/13/2009 3:04:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: snarkpup

Contract with Conservatives? I agree. Nice point.


24 posted on 11/13/2009 3:05:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain and Co.’s new GOP-lite:

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/newsroom/2009/04/national-council-for-a-new-america-formed.html

Our National Panel of Experts:

Governor Haley Barbour
Governor Jeb Bush
Governor Bobby Jindal
Senator John McCain
Governor Mitt Romney

(snip)

Sincerely,

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, John Carter, Pete Sessions, David Dreier, Kevin McCarthy, Roy Blunt

Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Lamar Alexander, John Ensign, John Cornyn, John Thune, Kay Bailey Hutchison

//

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-party/gingrich-to-be-a-public-face-of-cantors-effort-to-remake-gop/

Gingrich Joins Cantor’s Effort To Remake GOP


25 posted on 11/13/2009 3:05:42 PM PST by maggief
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To: rabscuttle385

MAn, I can feel the love here for Newt and Steele...

mmm mmmm mmmmmm

Newt and Steele are both RINO’s. After Newt’s last contract, which he did nothing to make it happen and his leftist bent he can go to Heck.

Shut up Newt!


26 posted on 11/13/2009 3:06:13 PM PST by stockpirate ("if the American people decide it's time for a revolution, we'll fight with you." Rhodes Othkprs)
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To: rabscuttle385

It would very ironic if one of the mantras of this new ‘contract’ is that we must follow our principles.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 3:08:13 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hmmm...they must be reading AIPNews.com.

And our Platform which was put in place last year:

America's Independent Party Platform

Preface

America's Independent Party has as its goal the return of our nation to a set of foundational principles. We call them "America's Principles." The word "principle" comes from a Latin root that means "first things." America's Principles are the "first things" that our country should consider in all of our domestic and foreign policies.

America's Independent Party recognizes that these "first things" are clearly defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

However, we also believe that there is room for debate over prudential policy matters within certain parameters of fundamental American political thought and a framework of ordered liberty. We seek a return to an approach to government that facilitates that respectful and necessary debate, but that never compromises the moral premises that made this country great.


28 posted on 11/13/2009 3:08:25 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We're witnessing the slow strangulation death of American republican self-government and liberty.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Right idea, wrong messenger.


29 posted on 11/13/2009 3:08:53 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: rabscuttle385
No thanks, Newt!
30 posted on 11/13/2009 3:09:20 PM PST by blues_guitarist (Obama is a putz! One black man's opinion . . .)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Listening to Gingrich and Steele talk about principles is like having to sit through a lecture by Bill Clinton on chastity and marital fidelity.


31 posted on 11/13/2009 3:10:05 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We're witnessing the slow strangulation death of American republican self-government and liberty.)
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To: VaRepublican

NEA, NPR, PBS, DoE... you got the ball rolling and you’re damn right. Instead we actually doubled the DoE budget in Bush’s first four years.

Newt help change Congress to Republican in 1994, two years into Clinton’s term. They rammed welfare reform down this throat and he obliged by taking credit for pushing it through. The Dems to this day credit him for being a fiscal Conservative, even though he had no choice and didn’t lift a finger to help pass it. He did sign it.

Then it was slumber time when Bush came along. They let him spend like a drunken sailor, not a word.


32 posted on 11/13/2009 3:10:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Sounds like the bozo’s are the RNC and Newtie are trying to hijack the Tea Party movement and AIP’s platform.

I do not trust Newt or Steele.


33 posted on 11/13/2009 3:11:41 PM PST by stockpirate ("if the American people decide it's time for a revolution, we'll fight with you." Rhodes Othkprs)
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To: rabscuttle385

We need new life in our leadership! Gingrich and Steele or stale, boring, flat and running on fumes. We need fresh leaders like Palin and ?????? Can someone add to the list because I’m going blank here!


34 posted on 11/13/2009 3:11:53 PM PST by classified
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To: DoughtyOne

At least the liberals try to deliver. I know thats a horrible statement but well.............


35 posted on 11/13/2009 3:13:18 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am very pragmatic. I also funded and worked very hard for Newt in 1994, we won.

Then, the GOP spent the years acting like the DNC and lost its leadership.

If Newt comes up with a contract, and I can trust the GOP again, I’ll listen but Newt, if your people watch this discussion group - you have an uphill battle.


36 posted on 11/13/2009 3:13:30 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: classified; Bokababe

McClintock...Tom McClintock.


37 posted on 11/13/2009 3:13:41 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

If the first contract was so great, why the need for a second? No sale.


38 posted on 11/13/2009 3:14:33 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: rabscuttle385

Very little of Newt’s first Contract with America ever actually happened.

It was allot of hoopla that got ignored by the politicians after the election.

==

Fool me once....


39 posted on 11/13/2009 3:14:47 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385
"First principles''

Catchy-NOT.

Michael Steele can't find his rear end with both hands, much less formulate a conservative agenda.

40 posted on 11/13/2009 3:15:05 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: rabscuttle385

Will we let some real conservatives make government responsible to the people.


41 posted on 11/13/2009 3:15:22 PM PST by rod1
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To: Frantzie
Thanks to you we lost NY-23.

Or maybe not...latest news is that some "errors" in counting were discovered and the candidates are now separated by 3200 votes with 10,000 absentee ballots to count. My bet is the Hoffman ends up winning the seat.

42 posted on 11/13/2009 3:17:06 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Newt, please go away, and take Juan with you.


43 posted on 11/13/2009 3:17:35 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: TomGuy

Exactly. If terms limits had ever really been enacted, a lot of the foolishness the past 10-15 years would have never occured. The Chris Dodds, Barney Franks, Joe Bidens, John Conyers, Harry Reids, Chuck E Schumer, William Jeffersons and Charlie Rangels would have been long gone or better yet never entered national politics in the first place.

No money it in it.


44 posted on 11/13/2009 3:20:00 PM PST by rod1
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To: rabscuttle385
Since Newt was the primary author of the Contract With America and, therefore, the architect of the astounding 1994 Congressional GOP victory, it's abundantly clear that:

1. He should at least be consulted on matters pertaining to the Republicans' electoral efforts in 2010.

2. You would be opposed to the GOP regaining control of the House because you are a subversive.

45 posted on 11/13/2009 3:21:55 PM PST by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385

RINO Alert - These tools are just trying to get in your pocket book. They hold to principals like the wind. When principals are announced by leaders of principal, we may listen.


46 posted on 11/13/2009 3:21:59 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: rabscuttle385

47 posted on 11/13/2009 3:23:01 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Cedric
You would be opposed to the GOP regaining control of the House because you are a subversive.

I am not opposed to conservatives and small-l libertarians gaining control of either house of Congress.

I am, however, deeply opposed to liberals and statists keeping control of either house of Congress.

48 posted on 11/13/2009 3:23:56 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: stockpirate; TomGuy; rod1

It seems obvious that you don’t know what you’re talking about, regarding the Contract With America.


49 posted on 11/13/2009 3:25:57 PM PST by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2385406/posts


50 posted on 11/13/2009 3:28:21 PM PST by Cedric
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