Skip to comments.Rush Predicts Newt Comeback
Posted on 02/21/2012 7:46:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Thanks for the info, friend. Do you know where Newt will be on Super Tuesday to watch returns come in? I am guessing it would be somewhere in GA. Would be fun to be there!
I’ll bring the peanut brittle!!
You have me smiling @ your Peanut Brittle!
Gosh, I wish my husband and I lived next door to you and James! LOL.
You two darlings get around!
Yes it would be a delight to be in Georgia to watch the reutrns of Super Tuesday with Newt Gingrich, provided he’ll be there! I guess Georgia votes on Super Tuesday?
As far as I know the debate on Feb. 22 is still on schedule. The following and many more articles indicate it’s still a go.
Newt "gets" it! And, I just love his plan!
Did I give you the peanut brittle recipe? If not let me know and I will get it to you. So easy to make!
He’s not unpredictable. He just gives complete, honest, nuanced answers instead of cheap political platitudes. He likes to lay out the complete pros and cons of every idea that he discusses. So it becomes easy for those whose power is threatened by him to pick one line to quote out of context and smear him with.
Paul Ryan (and the House GOPs) Medicare Plan
Like Ryan and the House GOP, Newt supports a premium support model for Medicare. However, he wants seniors to have the choice to opt into the new system or to stay in traditional Medicare.
Newt agrees wholeheartedly with Rep. Ryan that we must give our seniors more choices than the current one-size-fits-all Medicare model. Both concur that creating the opportunity for seniors to buy private insurance is the key to both improving care and lowering costs.
The one key difference is that under Newts plan, as outlined in his 21st Century Contract with America, seniors will also have the choice to stay in the current Medicare system or choose a private insurance plan with support from the government to pay the premiums. The other difference is that Newt believes that seniors should have this option starting next year, not in ten years.
Q: So why did Newt use the term right wing social engineering on Meet the Press when discussing these proposed changes to Medicare?
Gingrich is opposed to any political party imposing dramatic change against the consent of the governed. Afterwards, Newt quickly admitted that his choice of words was too extreme, and he apologized to Congressman Ryan shortly thereafter.
In response to the hosts hypothetical question of whether Republicans should change Medicare even if there is public opposition, Gingrichs response was no you should not. One of Newts basic governing philosophies is that government should offer a better alternative to existing entitlement programs that seniors can freely choose. Gingrich is opposed to any political party imposing dramatic change against the consent of the governed. Afterwards, Newt quickly admitted that his choice of words was too extreme, and he apologized to Congressman Ryan shortly thereafter. Newt regards Paul Ryan as one of the biggest innovators in Washington, D.C. and he deeply admires the seriousness and boldness of his historic Path to Prosperity budget.
What is it that you seem to think Newt is saying which offends or insults you when he discusses the Republican party needing to come up with new ideas at the end of the Reagan and George W. Bush eras? The entire context of the interview is here. I have a hard time understanding what is wrong with him pointing out the undeniable fact that those presidencies ended:
Here is his answer on Dede. Short answer, Newt is a party loyalist and supports Republicans, not independent candidates. His whole career was based on creating a permanent Republican party majority, not on abandoning the party.
Dede Scozzafava Endorsement
Newt has admitted it was a mistake to back Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in the 2009 NY-23 special election.
Whether it was helping to build the Republican Party of Georgia back when Democrats controlled the entire state or leading the nationwide effort in 1994 to break 40 years of Democratic rule in the House, Newt has always tried to advance the cause of a truly conservative Republican party. This has always meant supporting the most conservative nominee possible as selected by Republican primary voters.
Therefore, Newt will almost always back the nominee of the Republican party and not back an independent candidate in a race against a Democratic candidate.
Newt still believes in this principle, however, he has admitted it was a mistake to back Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in the 2009 NY-23 special election. Although she was the Republican nominee, the problem was that Republican primary voters did not pick her, the local party leaders did, otherwise her liberal views would have prevented her from becoming the nominee. The Conservative Party candidate whom Scozzafava was running against, Doug Hoffman, recently remarked about Newt’s endorsement of his rival, “I would advise other conservative republicans: Don’t hold this against him.”
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