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Newt Gingrich and the 21st Century Contract with America
Vanity | 1/28/20112 | Vendome

Posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:36 AM PST by Vendome

I know Newt's team reads FR and I have a message.

Please read the following:

What the hell is up your home page? I get how to look for navigating around it but to 80% of America it looks blank.

You need a simple, clean and intuitive landing page and it isn't.

Fix it!

I'm arguing/persuading against many people who worked in the Reagan Administration and people who count on their opinion, for Newt amazing accomplishments and his new proposal for America.

We will have a Majorities in both houses that will enable Newt to accomplish the bold and audacious initiatives he has outlined. Heck, we will have a super majority in Congress and God willing a super majority in the Senate.

But, your landing page doesn't have a simple menu. There should be a quick 3 bullet point proposal for Newt and the menu bar that shows up on all the other pages.

People need to have reason to peruse Newt's site from the 1st page so they can get behind America's 21st Century Contract with America.

Please fix so people have a reason to stay on Newt's website, understand why his Presidency is important and donate/get involved....whatever.

Thank you.

Just donated again and will do so until I am maxed.

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1 posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:45 AM PST by Vendome
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2 posted on 01/28/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Thank you for fixing the landing page.

Looks great!

Love the flash.

3 posted on 01/28/2012 9:22:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Another thing they need is to a professional writer, not the fifth grader who wrote the original position paper on immigration. [It may have been rewritten since, but I am referring to the initial document release.]

The writing in that document was pathetic. It would have received an F in Community College Freshman English. Considering Gingrich’s educational level and academic credentials, the composition of that position paper was an embarrassment.

4 posted on 01/28/2012 9:22:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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Great, now what’s happened to the Day 1 plan?

5 posted on 01/28/2012 9:25:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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It was but, I’m willing to overlook grammar for intent.

My thing and I get what the argument is for your point.

6 posted on 01/28/2012 9:27:02 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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So I click on looking for 21st Century Contract and then I click on the “Day 1 Plan”.



That page is one of the most important, in terms of messaging and when one lands on it the get “Rick Rolled”.

You freaking kidding me?

7 posted on 01/28/2012 9:30:01 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Now that I think about it “Why is the Day 1 Plan all the way at the bottom anyway?

And why isn’t the 21st Century Contract right next to it?

You only have 3 maybe 5 weeks at best to get the word out before a certain liberal runs your bank account dry.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 9:32:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Record of Accomplishment and New Imperative to Return America to that Shinning City on a Hill


That's where a record comes in. Not just the record of votes, which is often a meaningless toll of positions taken for political reasons on bills that were always going to pass or were never going to pass, but a record of actions taken that actually mattered.

A record of actions taken that actually mattered.  Newt is the man who fits that description to a "T".

He can identify what is most important to the country, develop a plan to overcome that challenge, articulate the the merits of overcoming the challenge and why the plan will work.

I hadn't been for Gingrich initially and spent plenty of energy excoriating him, these last several years, for any number of sins he committed against the Republican/Conservative ideals.  He seemed a turncoat of sorts, particularly when he babysat Pelosi on the couch.

On reflection, Newt is an attention whore seeking relevancy for his ideas and I guess I take him at his word that he made a few mistakes in his life and he has at least some regret for those decisions.  God knows I am no angel and so I have to reflect on the man's ability to get things done.

Newt gave us the Republican majority, the Contract with America and completed 2/3rds of his agenda while in office.

He now has a new plan for America and with what is likely to become a Congressional Super Majority and a Senate Majority, if not Super Majority, I believe he will absolutely accomplish his agenda.

Say goodbye to ObamaCare the single biggest scam and travesty foisted upon a free people who, by right, ought to have been given the opportunity to read the bill and debate it.  Instead, a win at all cost, cheating agenda was developed and it was signed with most people never laying eyes on at least page 2 of this utopian dreck.

Executive Orders Positions:

The following are all within the executive powers to simply order and with the exception of securing the border within one year, they are all easily accomplished with the stroke of a pen and no way to challenge them in the legislature.

Keystone may be challenged in the courts but I think the Executive can order the EPA to approve, under National Security Priorities and it is a National Security issue, as well, a jobs issue.

As President, Newt, could actually have a very busy 1st week or month just on these initiative alone.

1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House "Czar" positions created during the current administration. The president does not have the authority to appoint bureaucrats to power who are not accountable to the Congress.

2. "Mexico City Policy" of Respect for Life. Reauthorize President Ronald Reagan’s policy – also known as the "Mexico City Policy"— to stop tax payer dollars from being used to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries.

3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.No American working in a medical environment should be forced to perform any procedure that he or she finds morally or ethically objectionable based on religious teaching. This protection should include, but not be limited to abortion. Existing conscience clause protections need to be strengthened.

4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital. Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own Capital. Accordingly, the U.S. State Department should be instructed to respect the choice of each sovereign nation and place the American embassy in their Capital.  (Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv.) 

5. End the Attorney General's Assault on the States. Instruct the Attorney General to withdraw all immigration-related lawsuits against states immediately, including those pending in Arizona and South Carolina. The Obama Administration refuses to enforce federal immigration laws, and instead sues states who are merely trying to enforce the laws that the federal government neglects. The Gingrich Administration will secure the border by Jan. 1, 2014 by any means necessary. 

6. The Keystone Pipeline

Unleash American Energy by Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. Instruct the State Department to approve a Presidential Permit immediately for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will send 700,000 barrels of oil a day from Great Plains and Southwestern states to Gulf Coast refineries lower staggering energy prices, and create up to 120,000 American jobs.


 Now we get into the details of an inclusive agenda that brings the people(you and me), through their representatives, into process.  The TEA Party and conservatives are going to have a majority in both houses.

Let’s elect an Executive who will absolutely fulfill the promise of our ideals.

Executive Summary

  1. Repeal Obamacare and pass a replacement that saves lives and money by empowering patients and doctors, not bureaucrats and politicians.
  2. Return to robust job creation with a bold set of tax cuts and regulatory reforms that will free American entrepreneurs to invest and hire, as well as by reforming the Federal Reserve and creating a training requirement for extended federal unemployment benefits to encourage work and improve the quality of our workforce.
  3. Unleash America’s full energy production potential in oil, natural gas, coal, biofuels, wind, nuclear oil shale and more, creating jobs,  stimulating a sustainable manufacturing boom, lowering gasoline and other energy prices, increasing government revenues, and bolstering national security.
  4. Save Medicare and Social Security by giving Americans more choices and tools to live longer, healthier lives with greater financial independence.
  5. Balance the federal budget by freeing job-creators to grow the economy, reforming entitlements, and implementing waste cutting and productivity improvement systems such as Lean Six Sigma to eliminate waste and fraud. Pass a balanced budget amendment to keep it balanced.
  6. Control the border by January 1, 2014 and establish English as the official language of government; reform the legal visa system, and make it much easier to deport criminals and gang members while making it easier for law abiding visitors to come to the US.
  7. Revitalize our national security system to meet 21st century threats by restructuring and adequately funding our security agencies to function within a grand strategy for victory over those who seek to kill us or limit American power.
  8. Maximize the speed and impact of medical breakthroughs by removing unnecessary obstacles that block new treatments from reaching patients and emphasizing research spending towards urgent national priorities, like brain science with its impact on Alzheimer’s, autism, Parkinson's, mental health and other conditions knowledge of the brain will help solve. 
  9. Restore the proper role of the judicial branch by using the clearly delineated powers available to the president and Congress to correct, limit, or replace judges who violate the Constitution.
  10. Enforce the Tenth Amendment by starting an orderly transfer of power and responsibility from the federal government back “to the states, respectively, or to the people,” as the Constitution requires. Over the next year, state and local officials and citizens will be asked to identify the areas which can be transferred back home.    

Newt gave us the three most important victories of the 90’s Welfare Reform, Balanced Budget and Reduced Taxes.  I hope I don’t need to describe the benefits of those victories.  They ought to be obvious to everyone by now.

Lastly, there have been some reports that Newt shouldn’t get all the credit.  Really?  Then perhaps we marginalize the accomplishments of Washington, Roosevelt, Kennedy and ….wait for it… Reagan.

Do we really want to go down the road with that kind of adolescent sophistry and parsing of what happened?

Newt is the guy who thought of these big things, proposed them and shepherded their implementation?

Newt has once again identified what is important to us now, at this time and described how we can get there with our representative majorities. He has done it before and I declare Newt Gingrich was then and is Now a leader.

We should elect Newt Gingrich to the Presidency of the United States

9 posted on 01/28/2012 9:34:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Newt, it was reported, does leave each campaign speech to rush off -he and Callista, to autograph and push their new books at book store signings.

You may want to look for him under

Upcoming Events:

"Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with a Polish, American, and Italian cast, explore what transpired during these nine days that moved the Polish people to renew their hearts, reclaim their courage, and free themselves from the shackles of Communism. Produced in partnership with Citizens United Productions."

Learn more at: Click here to purchase Nine Days that Changed the World.. Nice pictures of the Pope, by the way.

To schedule a screening, please call Anna Haberlein at 202 375-2006.

Gingrich Productions scheduled showings. is better maintained, than the campaign donor page. and other candidate websites I rarely read. It is only there in case you wish to donate, not necessarily educate. It is used as a Store Front for the Candidate.

Hope that helps.. ;)

10 posted on 01/28/2012 9:35:16 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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Newt should mention this contract alot more than he does!!!
11 posted on 01/28/2012 9:42:10 AM PST by McGruff (Rebellion is brewing!)
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Maybe it's your browser. Day 1 Plan is not complete, and here it is from the site:

"A final "21st Century Contract with America" will not come until September 2012."

"Because the American people are sick of politicians cooking up new laws behind closed doors and jamming it down their throats, the scale of change we're proposing will only be achieved if every citizen has a seat at the table from the very beginning."

"This is one of many opportunities for you to express your thoughts, ideas, and feedback for the 21st Century Contract with America."

So, you can go there and find a form to express what you want changed. That is the Contract for the 21st Century. Formulating what the citizenry wants. Imagine that!

12 posted on 01/28/2012 9:43:21 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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Just ordered the DVD.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 9:43:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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lol... Touché
14 posted on 01/28/2012 9:50:02 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: World'sGoneInsane

No, not my browser. A broken link.

I cannot immediately see the Day One from

I can reach it the “Day 1” from any other page such as

But not from the solutions page. It just comes up blank.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 9:53:08 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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And ordered City on a Hill.

I’ll some others and books over the next several months.

16 posted on 01/28/2012 9:59:24 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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I'm really not sure what you are saying, but I found it and posted to you what was offered. Nothing was coming up blank for me.
17 posted on 01/28/2012 10:00:20 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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Damn Straight!

Messaging and of all the candidate his is one that is easily readable and understandable.

It clearly demonstrates an understanding of what is important to America “2 Day”.

It’s not some 59 page syllabus.

18 posted on 01/28/2012 10:01:50 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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When you are on this page   , scroll down to the bottom  and click on  
Newt has pledged to issue a series of Executive Orders to create jobs and help undo the damage of the Obama administration on the first day of his administration. To harness the wisdom and knowledge of the American people, Newt is now collecting ideas for executive orders that he would sign on the first day.
All you get is:
blank pages

19 posted on 01/28/2012 10:08:48 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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They need to reference this on Newt's web page, too:

Of all the candidates, Newt is a Tea Partier from way back! --1994--

House Minority Whip Gingrich and 7th District congressional candidate Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River on April 15, 1994, as part of a "Taxpayer's Tea party" in Roswell, Georgia.

HERE: "Mitt Romney predicts tea party will turn on Newt Gingrich" ~ By Associated Press Saturday, December 17, 2011

TAX DAY 1994 - Politicians play with ire - Gingrich , others stage stunts touting frugality
The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution - Saturday, April 16, 1994

As procrastinators put the finishing touches on their tax returns Friday, politicians across the nation carried out carefully crafted stunts aimed at landing the votes of irate taxpayers.

In Roswell, U.S. House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) touted fiscal conservatism by staging a mock tea party on the banks of the Chattahoochee River . Conservative Republicans tossed empty produce crates into the river in symbolic re-enactment of the incident in Boston 221 years ago when colonists dressed as Indians dumped tea into the harbor in rebellion against the government.

More than 200 similar rallies occurred throughout the country, including Boston, San Francisco and Detroit , as candidates used the tax filing deadline as a forum for one-upsmanship on frugality.

“Americans literally work every day for months just to pay for a government that wastes their money,” said Gingrich , who is seeking re-election from the 6th district. “On the day taxes are due, we should remind you that you have every right as a citizen to protect yourself, your family and your wallet with your vote.”

(snip) HERE:--56posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:38:18 AMby maggief

20 posted on 01/28/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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