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    10/22/2016 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 134 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    DONALD J. TRUMP CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN VOTER What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting...
  • 28 Things Donald Trump Promises to Do as President

    10/22/2016 11:49:34 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 72 replies ^ | 22 Oct 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Donald Trump is laying out delivered a long list of things he would do if elected president. During an appearance in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he vows to act on them in the first 100 days in office. “On November Eighth, Americans will be voting for this 100-day plan to restore prosperity to our country, secure our communities, and honesty to our government,” Trump says. “This is my pledge to you and if we follow these steps we will once more have a government of, by and for the people and importantly we will make America great again. Believe me.” Here is...
  • Gingrich open to return to Speakership

    10/08/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 162 replies ^ | 10/8/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speaker’s gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2015 U.S. Speaker of the House : GREAT Links to Youtube Speeches

    10/09/2015 4:13:39 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 29 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2015-10-10 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Florida Republicans and Conservatives … Let’s defeat “Barack Hussein Obama” in November 2012 and reclaim America for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton (et al) ! Newt Gingrich is a conservative revolutionary, with the COURAGE to stand-against President Bush (41) when Bush foolishly broke his "Read My Lips, No New Taxes" promise. Future President Newt Gingrich includes these promises in his "21st Century Contract with America": 1) Abolish the EPA 2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernanke 3) Actively protect America against Islamic Jihad 4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED 5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED 6) Business...
  • De Blasio’s National “Contract With America” Strategy Leaks

    05/09/2015 4:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Freedlander
    Everyone from Susan Sarandon to Van Jones is helping draft and push de Blasio’s new “Contract with America,” which will push for paid sick leave and free, universal pre-K.First New York City. Then America. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Washington, D.C. next week to present a progressive “Contract with America,” a 13-point agenda intended to push the Democratic Party leftward. According to a draft of the document provided to The Daily Beast by someone asked to join the effort, de Blasio will call for a number of measures for which he has already pushed in...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • Hillary Clinton wants you to know a certain myth about job creation…

    10/24/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    "Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs."Would expect anything less from a liar like her...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-26 : Reflections on the Contract with America – 20 Years Later

    09/27/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-26 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 26, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Reflections on the Contract with America – 20 Years Later ===================================================== On Wednesday I had the privilege of meeting with S. Ganbaatar, a member of the Mongolian Parliament. When he entered the room, Ganbaatar walked up excitedly to examine a framed document that has hung for years in my offices. The document is a list of commitments to the people, signed by dozens of candidates for public office who promised to vote on a specific policy agenda if they were elected to office. It's framed alongside a picture of the candidates who signed...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Should Consider A Government Shutdown, It Works

    01/07/2013 7:24:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    RCP ^ | 01/07/2013
    NEWT GINGRICH: Let me ask you this. And I appreciate E.J.'s support here. But I want to make a point that probably he may not be as enthusiastic about. They have two vehicles. They have a continuing resolution, which is at the end of March, and they have the sequester bill. Now, these are legitimate government spending bills. The debt ceiling is different because it triggers all of these international financial problems and triggers the credit of the United States. They don't have to say, "We're going to be wimps." I've helped closed the government twice. It actually worked. Bill...
  • Dem. Senator Traces Partisanship To “1994 and Newt Gingrich”

    12/26/2012 11:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    When asked about the roots of political partisanship in Washington, retiring Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) traces the issue to Newt Gingrich. “I can see it very directly going back to 1994 and Newt Gingrich,” Conrad told C-Span in an interview. “He had a view, to take over the House of Representatives one had to bring down the institution and things have never been the same since.” …
  • Mitt Romney "conservative" dynamo for change: On the Contract with America

    01/22/2012 7:05:00 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Mitt Romney favors working with the democrats to bring change. Where have we heard that before? No fight in him. Whatever the dems want they'll get. Romney is the ultimate aisle crossing consensus builder, ie, surrender monkey. Proof: as Massachusetts governor he supported or didn't fight against abortion, gay marriage, liberal judges, gun control, global warming, socialized healthcare, etc. Romney = Obama.
  • Gingrich Offers New ‘Contract with America’

    10/01/2011 6:22:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    His debate performances and new plan are making him seem viable.Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign got off to a self-admittedly “bad start,” which is more than a bit of an understatement. His candidacy has been dismissed since then — but two recent polls show improvement. He now plans to make a splash with his “21st Century Contract with America.”Gingrich has consistently gotten some of the biggest applause lines in the presidential debates, and wisely positioned himself to gain by staying out of the combat as the others attacked each other. A recent CNN poll, taken after the the...
  • Bill Clinton wants more credit

    10/01/2011 6:48:31 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 57 replies ^ | 09-30-11 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Bill Clinton thinks he deserves more credit for reforming welfare and balancing the budget. “I go crazy every time I read the conventional wisdom,” he said Friday night at his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark. “So part of the Republican narrative is that I was ‘saved’ from myself by the election of the Republican Congress [in 1994] that ‘forced me’ to do welfare reform and ‘made the balanced budget possible.’” Clinton said reporters and commentators “keep saying this, overlooking all relevant facts.”
  • Gingrich outlines 10-point plan that include flat tax, health care and social security changes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hoping to revive his flagging bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling for an overhaul of the way Americans pay taxes, buy health care and contribute to the Social Security system.Gingrich mapped out the 10-point plan, which he’s calling The 21st Century Contract with America, in a speech at a Des Moines insurance company Thursday. Key elements include repealing President Barack Obama’s health care plan, giving taxpayers the option of paying a flat tax and allowing young people to opt out of Social Security.
  • Gingrich scores endorsement from Tea Party Nation founder

    09/26/2011 9:34:09 PM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/11 | Justin Sink
    The founder of the Tea Party Nation — one of the largest coordinated groups in the conservative Tea Party movement — announced Monday that he would endorse former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. "Gingrich is the candidate who has the vision to fundamentally change the Federal Government. Gingrich has the unique capabilities to be the field general. He is the big idea man, much as Ronald Reagan was," Judson Philips, founder of the group, wrote in a blog post Monday. Philips is the second prominent Tea Party leader to endorse Gingrich this month, after Allen Olson, chairman of the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Rick Perry's book "almost came too late" [Foreward to "Fed Up!"]

    06/22/2011 3:16:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Fed Up! Forward ^ | August 2010 | Newt Gingrich
    Foreward By Newt Gingrich – August 2010 I wish this book had never needed to be written. It almost came too late. America is recklessly accelerating toward economic disaster. Fed Up! may be the last warning sign to the danger that lies ahead. Rick Perry, Texas governor for the past decade, is uniquely qualified to offer a firsthand perspective on why the United States—the most successful civilization in human history—is being threatened with economic collapse. First Principles Faith, freedom, and free enterprise are the pillars of a strong, safe, prosperous society. Rick knows that when these principles are protected, America...
  • Mitt Romney On The Contract With America (Romney Bashed It)

    06/16/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 5/14/2007 | romneyrecord
    "Um, let me tell you in my view it is not a good idea to go into a contract like was organized by the Republican party in Washington laying out a whole series of things which the party said these are the things we are gonna do. I think that's a mistake. I think instead that if you wanna get something done in Washington you don't end up picking teams with Republicans on one side snd Democrats on the other entering into a contract and saying ok were all gonna do this and if course then that works then the...
  • The Democrats' Latest Talking Point

    10/08/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/8/10 | Chidike Okeem
    Democrats recently have embraced a talking point at obvious variance with reality to explain away their massive unpopularity with voters. Since the Democrats ran the perfunctory "Blame Bush!" talking point into the ground by the persistent recitation of it in television studios for the better part of two years, the DNC realized it was time to manufacture another stock liberal argument, one that hasn't been repeated ad nauseam.Yet. As parroted by mainstream media liberals, Obama's administration and congressional Democrats are struggling with the public because they are inarticulate, goes the narrative. We are supposed to believe that they are defined...
  • Illinois Republican Party: 13 Bills GOP Candidates Should Promise To Pass

    07/18/2010 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies ^ | July 18, 2010 | Phil Collins
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Phil Collins has a B.A. in political science. Collins was a full-time employee for the U.S. Senate campaigns of John Cox and John Borling. Collins is the executive director of the Illinois Center Right Coalition, and he founded the Republican Assembly of Northern Cook County. In 2008, Collins ran for delegate to the Republican National Convention, for Mike Huckabee, and he received almost 4,000 votes. That was more votes than a State Rep. (Suzie Bassi) and Lake County Clerk (Willard Helander), combined. Collins volunteered at Republican National Conventions in 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2008. Collins was in the...
  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • Pat Buchanan Slams ‘94 Contract With America As “Overrated,” “Silly”

    04/17/2010 2:41:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies · 864+ views
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2010 | Frances Martel
    With a Democratic president’s approval ratings on decline and a loud right-wing opposition, many pundits are harking back to the Clinton days when then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich signed a Contract with America that got Republicans a 60-seat gain in Congress. Pat Buchanan joins them, but only to bash the Contract as “one of the most overrated things in politics.”
  • 2010 as 1994? Relax, Democrats (Los Angeles Slimes in denial)

    01/18/2010 6:33:08 PM PST · by PawtucketPatriot71 · 16 replies · 843+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 17, 2010 | Nancy L. Cohen
    This year's midterm elections won't be a repeat of the GOP's surge to power in 1994. Why? Because almost everything we think we know about that election is wrong. Two Democratic senators and one governor announced their retirements earlier this month, and days later, the smart money has Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat falling to the GOP for the first time in nearly 60 years. Suddenly, the Republicans are crowing and Democrats are trembling -- everyone says the Democratic Party is doomed in 2010. What is the source of this breathless hysteria? Memories of the 1994 Republican midterm landslide. But...
  • Romney silent on GOP plan (Contract with America) (FLASHBACK 10/01/1994)

    12/29/2009 9:36:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Boston Globe | 1994-10-01 | Frank Phillips & Chris Reidy
    House group's 'contract' is issue in 2 Mass. races. (snip) Republican US Senate hopeful Mitt Romney yesterday distanced himself from a GOP leadership move to rally congressional candidates behind a "contract with America" - a 10-point manifesto that embraces welfare cuts, tax cuts and a beefed-up military. The contract, promoted by Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, is already a hot issue in Massachusetts' 6th and 3d congressional districts, where Republican freshmen Peter Torkildsen of Danvers and Peter Blute of Shrewsbury are defending their support of the document in the face of charges from Democratic opponents that it would inflate the...
  • Gingrich: Contract with America round 2 (Gingrich, Steele, RNC alert)

    11/13/2009 2:54:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 2,276+ views
    Tribune ^ | 2009-11-13 | Mark Silva
    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...
  • Hey GOP/RINOs, I've got your new "Contract with America" right here! (vanity)

    09/28/2009 1:14:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 983+ views
    FR | 2009-09-28 | rabscuttle385
    On this day, exactly two hundred and twenty-two years ago, the United States Congress approved this document and sent it to the various States for ratification. (September 28, 1787) So next time you feel the need to pen a "new" Contract with America, just remember... We the People are still! waiting for you to honor the original one.
  • Newt Gingrich:We will make sure this is a One term Presidency,"Do not tell me it can’t be done.."

    06/08/2009 9:03:57 PM PDT · by jacobny · 35 replies · 1,185+ views
    Optimisn for America ^ | 06/09/09 | jacobny
    Speaking at the Republicans Senate-House Dinner, the potential 2012 presidential candidate said Obama was overmatched and that the maneuver represented poor political planning by Obama’s political staff. “(Cheney) actually understands the issue,The great difference between Reagan’s rhetorical skills and President Obama’s rhetorical skills are that Reagan used his rhetorical skills to shine light on truths and facts, while Obama uses his to rhetorical skills to hide” from those things. “I am happy that Dick Cheney is a Republican; I am also happy that Colin Powell is a Republican,” Gingrich said. “And the majority Republican Party will have lots of debates...
  • Why not a new contract with America?

    11/06/2008 3:55:21 AM PST · by Nateman · 78 replies · 3,005+ views
    Myself ^ | Nov 6 2008 | Nateman
    I knew this country was in trouble after McCain won the California primary , but I also had great hopes after Republicans got control of the congress under Clinton. They kept the promises of their contract then dropped the ball and went back to pork as usual. Why not a new contract that fixes the problem at its source: federal spending? Imagine Republicans getting together at all levels, state and federal, and hammering out a proposed constitutional amendment which freezes the budget until it is balanced then keeps the budget frozen until income tax can be limited forevermore to some...
  • In Search of Lost Principle - The Republicans could benefit from rereading their two-page...

    01/06/2009 9:28:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 503+ views
    Reason ^ | February 2009 | Tim Cavanaugh
    The Republicans could benefit from rereading their two-page masterpiece.For a long time conservative rhetoric used to make me fall asleep early. When some Bob Grant fulmination on WABC-AM would go on too long, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say to myself, “I’m falling asleep.” Half an hour later the thought that it was time to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives would awaken me; I would make as if to turn off the radio, which I imagined was now playing the Jay Diamond show, and to...
  • What is the Conservative Platform (Vanity)

    11/05/2008 8:15:21 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies · 1,007+ views
    November 5, 2008 | Pan_Yan
    Ten Steps to Restore the United States of America to the Citizens of the United States. 1. Repeal the 17th amendment to the constitution. The Senate of the United States was created specifically to prevent the tyranny of the majority. By allowing the popular election of senators we removed the power of the states to defend themselves against the federal government exceeding its constitutional bounds. This action led directly to the gross excesses of government that have saddled us and future generations with a bloated, overbearing, intrusive government. A Senate elected by state legislatures will help push the balance of...

    11/05/2008 5:28:35 PM PST · by narses · 30 replies · 1,853+ views
    REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICAAs Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives. That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print. This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic...
  • Whatever Happened to the Contract with America?

    06/24/2008 11:48:43 AM PDT · by CWWren · 34 replies · 671+ views
    Imprinis (Hillsdale College) ^ | May 2008 Issue | Dick Army
    Dick Armey is the chairman of FreedomWorks. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and taught at the University of Montana, West Texas State University, Austin College, and the University of North Texas. Elected to Congress in 1984, he was the principal author of the Contract with America in 1994 and served as U.S. House Majority Leader from 1995-2003. Dr. Armey is the author of four books, including, most recently, Armey’s Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith, and Life. The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on January 27, 2008. BOTH...
  • Wellness Über Alles

    05/10/2008 8:59:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 126+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2008 | anonymous
    A new battlefront in the war to erase politically incorrect civil liberties is taking place across corporate America under the innocuous-sounding banner of "Wellness."  Wellness certainly sounds nice; what kind of person is against wellness?  That sounds as crazy as being anti-hope, or standing in the way of change.  Obviously we all want to be well, but now it appears you won't have much choice in the matter.  Be well or face consequences beyond the state of one's health. But always remember: We're doing this for your own good. The latest thing that's in our best interest is a renewed...
  • [Democratic]Party is Hillary's biggest weakness

    09/20/2007 12:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 373+ views
    The Jackson Sun | September 13, 2007 | Montie Rainey
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  • Gingrich seeks new Contract with America

    02/11/2007 9:05:26 PM PST · by B Knotts · 30 replies · 983+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/11/07 | Art Moore
    The "Republican Revolution" of 1994 has become a faint glint in America's rearview mirror, but in the aftermath of the GOP's midterm thrashing, chief architect Newt Gingrich contends there's no better time than now to "re-launch the movement of Goldwater, Reagan and the Contract with America." In the run-up to Labor Day, when he'll decide whether to vie for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, the former House speaker plans a kind of anti-campaign, vowing to eschew 30-second sound-bites in favor of a grass-roots, locally focused effort to apply conservative solutions to problems, and, ultimately, "force change" on Washington. "We ought...
  • 21st Century Contract with America

    11/27/2006 1:24:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,103+ views
    NEWT.ORG ^ | November 27, 2006 | Speaker Newt Gingrich
    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...
  • Conservative Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    03/16/2006 7:22:30 AM PST · by rob777 · 45 replies · 866+ views
    American Conservative Union | 3 16 2006 | J. William Lauderback
    Dear Robert: Conservatives in Congress have an ATOMIC BOMB that could literally wipe out liberals in the 2006 elections. But Republican Leaders and RINOs in Congress are STOPPING THEM FROM PUSHING THE BUTTON! That's RIGHT -- "Republicans!" Of course, I'm talking about the Contract with America: Renewed which was produced by Representatives Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling of the Republican Study Committee. If you haven't heard about the Contract with America: Renewed -- I'm not surprised. Liberals, the media and EVEN SOME REPUBLICAN LEADERS want to keep it under wraps! Why? Because the Contract with America: Renewed actually KEEPS the...
  • Return of 'Contract with America'?

    03/09/2006 4:04:48 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 25 replies · 746+ views
    World Net ^ | March 9, 2006
    Return of 'Contract with America'? GOP lawmakers offer alternative budget to restore 'dream' Posted: March 9, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Rep. New Gingrich announces "Contract with America" in 1994 Seeking to revive the once-heralded Republican "Contract with America," a group of GOP lawmakers is offering an alternative budget that allows American families "to keep more of their own money and spend it on their own priorities rather than Washington's." Yesterday, in front of the Canon House Office Building, 25 members of the Republican Study Committee, or RSC, presented a package they call "Contract with America: Renewed." "We believe it is...
  • The Contract with America Lives

    03/07/2006 8:58:14 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 79 replies · 1,339+ views
    townhall ^ | 3-6-06 | Tim Chapman
    Tomorrow, conservatives in the House of Representatives, led by Mike Pence and Jeb Hensarling, will introduce a bold budget that is modeled after the fabled mid-90's Contract with America. The conservative alternative will be a challenge to Congressional leadership in that it goes well above and beyong savings sought by the President's budget. The budget will move beyond the current $75 billion in savings to nearly $700 billion. It significantly reduces the size and scope of three federal agencies: Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. The NY Times reports: The authors of the proposal describe it as a sequel to...
  • Powelson: Time for another contract with America

    01/28/2006 10:29:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 416+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/29/6 | RICHARD POWELSON
    Democrats in Congress still are struggling about how to excite voters as Republicans did in 1994 when the GOP snatched away control of both the House and the Senate. Republicans had their Contract With America in 1994, which was a proposal for 10 bold actions. Democrats have a few big proposals floating out there, but their loudest talk is blaming Republicans for problems: corruption in Congress, a protracted war in Iraq, out-of-control spending and tax cuts and budget deficits. The major lesson of 1994 was the public wants major positive changes and a party that stands for that. Republicans at...
  • Charen: Republican Skirts of Fire

    01/27/2006 2:42:19 PM PST · by cgk · 15 replies · 636+ views ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Mona Charen
    Republican skirts of fire By Mona CharenJan 27, 2006 Republicans should not sleep well at night. The party has achieved comfortable majority status just when it seems to have lost its animating vision. And when parties exist merely to maintain themselves in power, corruption soon follows. There may well be less than meets the eye in the Jack Abramoff scandal -- time will tell. But the perception of corruption can be devastating. Newt Gingrich's 1994 triumph was propelled in no small measure by the perception of Democratic corruption -- the House bank scandal, the Rostenkowski indictment, Speaker Jim Wright's forced resignation,...
  • In Shadegg's Race, a Nod to the '94 Revolution

    01/14/2006 6:31:30 PM PST · by wjersey · 18 replies · 552+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2006 | Howard Kurtz
    He grew up around Barry Goldwater, arrived in Washington with the "Contract With America" crowd, boycotted one of President Bill Clinton's State of the Union speeches and is more conservative on some issues than President Bush. Now John Shadegg, a six-term Republican congressman from Arizona, has jumped into the race for House majority leader, trying to position himself as the reform candidate in challenging two more established members of the GOP leadership, Missouri's Roy Blunt and Ohio's John A. Boehner. In arguing that the Republicans have "lost sight of our ideals," Shadegg, 56, is espousing not only tighter ethics rules,...
  • The Contract With America

    11/13/2005 6:44:51 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 6 replies · 431+ views
    Newt Gingrich | 1994 | Newt Gingrich
    As Republican Members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected representatives. That is why, in this era of official evasion and posturing, we offer instead a detailed agenda for national renewal, a written commitment with no fine print. This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be...
  • Dean aims to copy GOP tactics

    10/24/2005 4:20:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 562+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2005 | Audrey Hudson
    The nation's top Democratic Party official says his party will win back the White House and control of Congress by copying the political strategy of a man it once vilified, particularly the use of corruption as an issue. "If we want to win elections, we have got to stop being 'Republican-lite.' We've got to stand up for what we believe in," Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee chairman, said yesterday. "And if you don't think it works, don't believe me, believe Newt Gingrich," he said, referring to the former House speaker, the Georgia Republican who is credited with authoring the "Contract...
  • In the Name of NOLA-- Time to End National Endowment of the Arts ['VANITY'-for-GOD]

    09/17/2005 7:46:04 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 66 replies · 782+ views
    Anonymous FReeper
    OK fellow FReepers. Here's the perfect time to eliminate National Endowment for the Arts. Is 'Pisschrist' more important than the people of NOLA? Bush said we need cuts to pay for NOLA rebuilding, and I can't think of a more frivolous and sickening waste of tax money than the NEA. Two birds with one stone. Tempt the left fall on their swords to say that the Corpus Christi play and fisting photos are more important than the victims of Katrina. What do you say, my fellow FReepers?
  • The Republican Revolution is Dead

    05/13/2005 8:02:45 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 28 replies · 1,121+ views
    CFP ^ | May 13, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    Back in 1994 when the famed Republican "Contract with America" captured control of Congress for the party, Newt Gingrich, one of its authors, noted that, "Washington is like a sponge. It absorbs waves of change, and it slows them down, and it softens them, and then one morning they cease to exist." The Republican Party regained power in the House of Representatives after forty years of Democrat domination. They had a margin of 54 House seats. It had been the largest party swing since 1948. In the Senate, they gained control with the addition of eight seats, and added a...
  • DeLay Likens GOP Contract to Magna Carta

    04/13/2005 5:27:12 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 16 replies · 471+ views
    AP ^ | 04/13/05 | JUAN-CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
    WASHINGTON - To House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the Republican Party's "Contract With America" ranks right up there with the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights among the "great documents of freedom." So says DeLay's Internet Web site. It describes that 1994 campaign treatise, credited with helping the GOP end four decades of House rule by Democrats, "a written commitment that presented to the people an agenda for the House of Representatives." "In exercising their freedom to govern themselves, the people could read The Contract with America and embrace the agenda in the document," according to DeLay's...
  • Let's get back to basics... 10 minutes with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich

    03/28/2005 5:14:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-28-05 | Bill Steigerwald
    Newt Gingrich's latest prescription for what ails the body politic is contained in his new book, "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America." On Wednesday, I called the former house speaker and leader of the Republican Revolution of 1994 in Rome, Italy: Q: What's your quickest, TV-show description of your new book? A: I think we need a grass-roots focus on very large-scale change in Washington, and I thought that describing "a 21st-century contract with America" was the best way to begin to galvanize and arouse that kind of grass-roots support. Q: You say there are five threats...
  • Newt Gingrich: Five threats to American way of life

    02/07/2005 2:01:21 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 29 replies · 1,497+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 7, 2005 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrichis former speaker of the U.S. House of RepresentativesTen years ago last month, the 104th Congress was sworn in. I was honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as their speaker. A key to our success, the Contract with America, was not only a remarkable political tool, but it served as a blueprint for governmental change. The House Republicans bound ourselves to do something, not simply to be for something.Since leaving the speakership in January 1999, I have been intensely studying the major policy issues that affect our nation and, indeed, its survival. What I have learned...
  • AP Interview: Gingrich Criticizes Bush, Open to Presidential Run

    01/08/2005 9:57:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 246 replies · 3,902+ views
    AP Interview: Gingrich Criticizes Bush, Open to Presidential Run By Ron Fournier The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Newt Gingrich is taking steps toward a potential presidential bid in 2008 with a book criticizing President Bush's policies on Iraq and a tour of early campaign states. The former House speaker who led Republicans to power a decade ago said he soon will visit Iowa and New Hampshire to promote his book, try to influence public policy and keep his political options alive. "Anything seems possible," including a White House race, Gingrich told The Associated Press. The quotable and controversial former...
  • Republicans Squander “Political Capital”

    12/18/2004 8:52:57 PM PST · by 26lemoncharlie · 97 replies · 1,746+ views
    Conservative Truth.Org ^ | December 13, 2004 | Christopher G. Adamo
    Following the Republican landslide victories of the 1994 midterm elections, conservatives watched in amazement as Republican “moderates” proceeded to completely squander the ground they had gained, culminating in the defeat of Bob Dole in ‘96. In the aftermath of this year’s elections, ominous signs point towards a repeat performance. Apparently, Republican Party operatives didn’t really comprehend why, in the middle of Bill Clinton’s first term, they won big. And to this day, political analysts still don’t seem to grasp the situation. Among conservatives, the conventional wisdom is that the newly realigned GOP Congressional majority had wrongly presumed too much of...