Skip to comments.Gingrich on Inauguration Day: Repeal Obamacare, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank
Posted on 12/08/2011 5:28:16 AM PST by Libloather
Gingrich on Inauguration Day: Repeal Obamacare, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank
By Mallie Jane Kim
December 7, 2011
If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is elected president, he has a busy first day planned.
At his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum this afternoon, Gingrich urged attendees to help vote a large Republican majority into the House and Senate in 2012 so Congress could immediately pass repeals of the Affordable Care Act and the financial regulations Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.
They should do so early in January, "before I am sworn in," he said. "Bring it out during the inaugural so we can finish signing it."
And within hours of his inauguration, he'd move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would signal the United States believes Israel owns the contested capitol city. Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have all delayed moving the embassy for diplomatic and national security concerns.
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I agree with all of it
But what about homos in the military, Newt? This is the single most destructive advance of liberalism in the last generation, because it’s almost irreversible, unlike fiscal issues.
I like it, but in watching Politicians running for office: is he just saying it? will he follow thru? Is Gingrich a “say anything” politico like Romney?
Chances are good.
I have been strong critic of Newt because he has joined every liberal cause on the last 5 years, but maybe he got the message and is joining conservatives. This sounds like excellent start.
...add in Gramm-Leach-Bliley and he'd have a winning trifecta ticket!
Not sold on Newt, mind you, but he did deliver on everything he promised in the 1994 Contract With America — note that a lot of people might say otherwise because not everything passed, but he did get everything up for a vote within 100 days, which was the actual promise.
So in that respect, if he makes a campaign promise, he does appear to have the history of following through to the best of his ability.
Or have the Dems overridden the filibuster?
Very odd talk from a man who is buddies with the current ruler of the state department Hillary Clinton.
It would be good to see as many lib strongholds falls as is legally and humanly possible. I hope the Republicans win everywhere and have the power and the will to get the job done - ignoring the MSM all the way.
I was wondering who would make a good WH press secretary....at first I thought of Ann Coulter, but she may be a little too much, although it would be fun to watch. Then I thought of Michelle Malkin - sharp, forthright, firm, but not quite as bombastic.
Yup. That would be a good start..
An ambitious program, to be sure, but still, only a beginning.
Either dismantling practically everything since the time of Teddy Roosevelt, and replacing all those supposed functions with some kind of program that actually WORKS, or at least make the ones in place conform to the demands of a cost-benefit analysis from top to bottom, should be the scope of the national housecleaning that is long overdue.
We are certainly not getting all the government we are paying for. Which may be a good thing, come to think of it.
Newt is sounding better all of the time.
he is going after the crazed laws wewant tossed and not attacking his opponents in his own party.
Maybe now the rest of them will do the same.
Start telling us what we want to hear (and meaning it) and stop bad mouthing each other.
I think you are correct, which is sadly why I believe none of this will happen. I think these things only get repealed in a total collapse, which is probable at this point.
Newt also indicated ... that he’d invite former Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, who has a pro-Israel record, to be his secretary of state. But he had one condition: “I will only appoint him if he will agree that his first job is the complete and thorough transformation of the State Department,” he said, “and the replacement of the current Foreign Service culture with a new entrepreneurial and aggressive culture dedicated to the proposition that defending freedom and defending America is the first business of the State Department.”
One caveat. No amnesty promise, enforcement including fence and I’m on board. I still do not trust which Newt will show up
I’d vote for him just to get John Bolton shaking up the State Department.
One thing for sure, we know which Obama will show up...
He should, upon dropping his right hand after taking the oath, get out his cellphone and call the Administrator of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, and tell her to clean out her desk and be out of the building by COB. Next stop: Department of Education.
The usual naysayers will soon arrive with their ‘Newt failed’ mantra.
It is unrealistic to claim that a single individual has/had total power over the other 434 House members or can/could influence the additional 100 Senators.
Newt has had time to reflect on the impossible dream he attempted - and learned the lessons of compromise and good intentions. Jealousy, backstabbing and megalomania.
The world is a small place inhabited by billions of humans; divided into sovereign states having ancient grudges. Those billions have multiple religious factions, countless problems and agendas from starvation to climate scientists/fanatics, hundreds of languages, import and export inter-dependencies. All interfaced with our domestic policies and often in conflict with the Constitution.
It takes wisdom, patience and intellect to examine all the pressing concerns of our Nation; its reduced position in the world and the best course for our future foreign and domestic.
Newt’s commentary and explantion of these complexities is being confused with advocacy. I have confidence that Newt Gingrich has the patriotism, the experience and intelligence to make the right decisions for America and the conviction to influence legislators who believe, as he does, in this Nation’s history of liberty and justice.
“He should, upon dropping his right hand after taking the oath, get out his cellphone and call the Administrator of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, and tell her to clean out her desk and be out of the building by COB.”
I think you can pretty much take that to the bank. I believe Newt will clean house and get rid of these progressives right of the bat.
We have to give President Gingrich what he needs: strong conservative majorities in the house and senate.
Not only to enable these announced repeals, but to keep Gingrich as conservative as possible.
Form committees to seriously investigate Obama's ineligibility for the Presidency - (it is irrelevant where he was born - his father was not a US citizen.).
The committees and the bodies find him to have been ineligible.
Then they declare everything he did, everyone he appointed, everything he signed to be null and void.
The Dems and media will raise a big stink, but the economy will rocket forward.
FWIW, although Newt supported Gramm-Leach-Bliley, he now regrets that and would probably be open to repealing it and/or re-implementing that portion of Glass-Steagal that it repealed.
Yes! SOX is a disaster, and has probably led to more fraud than any other regulatory attempt. It has made many lawyers fantastically wealthy, however, so it probably has its supporters.
This thread points to exactly what appeals in Newt. Those who weren’t around to see his genius in action in 1994 shouldn’t doubt it. Why the Republicans threw him overboard I’m not sure but they did.
Don’t get me wrong, he isn’t my kind of guy, and I don’t ‘like him’ but we may just NEED him right now.
And later that evening, between the inauguration balls, he could sign Executive Orders shutting down the Dept. of Education, the Dept. of Energy, and the EPA. That would be a pretty good first day’s work.
I am so excited Newt has already named Bolton! Newt knows who to get rid of but I would suggest replacing the czars with his own covering their same areas whose sole job would be to find every last person and changes Obama’s men instituted to reverse them and replace. One thing to remember, political appointees are gone immediately but Obama’s people in civil service jobs he has to get rid of must follow civil service rules and can’t be done at the snap of fingers. Jerusalem recognized...I’ll be so happy.
So what happens when Congress doesn’t pass repeals of those three Acts? I don’t see Republicans picking up the fifteen Senate seats that they would need to avert a filibuster. What will a President Gingrich do then? What kind of Executive leadership should we expect from him if all this has not already been done for him when he takes office? I don’t see him addressing the reality of that.
If Newt keeps blowing me kisses with common sense proposals I may have to vote for him.
If Newt is president the leadership of this country will come from a man who loves our country; believes the constitution was a miracle; who calls Islam’s war against us what it is; and believes that our rights come from God and we were founded as a Christian nation. Less important, but still important is he does not fear or respect msm.
Very well said, maranatha.
Obama promised lower healthcare cost if Obamacare was passed which it did. The prices didn't go down as was promised, they skyrocketed. Now is time to eliminate the reason it skyrocketed, Obamacare.
Great....only the damage has already been done. G-L-B is what gave us TBTF during that wonderful autumn of 2008 and all that it has wrought while in the meantime, Newt gets cozy with Nazi over AGW and now claims that this too is just a mistake.