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  • Yes, Defund Obamacare: The Sequester, not the Gingrich shutdown, is the model we should use.

    08/08/2013 7:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2013 | Gene Schwimmer
    The GOP division over whether to defund ObamaCare can be summarized in two quotes: This, from Texas senator Ted Cruz: "We can de-fund Obamacare if Republican leaders who tell their constituents they're conservative stand up and act like they're conservative." And in opposition, Ramesh Ponnuru: "[I]f Republicans stay firm in this demand [to defund Obamacare], the result will be either a government shutdown or a partial shutdown combined with a debt default. Either would be highly unpopular, and each party would blame the other. The public, however, would almost certainly blame Republicans. And which blame, according to Ponnuru and those...
  • 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.” …
  • Gingrich says Bill Clinton's speech is actually an Obama critique

    09/09/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2012 | Neela Banerjee
    Onetime Republican presidential primary contender Newt Gingrich said that former President Bill Clinton’s rousing defense of President Obama last week was an implicit indictment of Obama’s record, a new attack Republicans are making to blunt any momentum that Clinton’s backing might give Obama. The Clinton speech at the Democratic National Convention was “eerily anti-Obama, if you just listen to the subtext,” the former House speaker said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. He added: “Here's Clinton saying, ‘I reformed welfare because I worked with Republicans; you didn't, Mr. Obama.' He didn't say it that way, but think about...
  • Clinton “Miracle” Was Really Spending Slowdown (Gingrich Revolution) and Tax Cuts of 1997

    09/09/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/09/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Clinton loves to mention how he raised taxes in 1993 and generated a positive budget balance (in 1998, 1999 and 2000). But let’s take a closer look at the link between Clinton’s tax increase and the later budget surpluses. In 1993, President Clinton signed a massive tax increase that included: – An increase in the individual income tax rate to 36 percent and a 10 percent surcharge for the highest earners, thereby effectively creating a top rate of 39.6 percent. What is not mentioned by President Clinton is the 1997 Tax Cut. The Republican-led Congress passed a tax-relief and...
  • Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans

    01/21/2012 7:58:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 21, 2012 | Van Hipp
    Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary By Uniting Reagan Republicans By Van Hipp January 21, 2012 Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina State co-chairman John Napier knew the “Gingrich surge” was real last Sunday afternoon. Napier, a former U.S. Congressman and retired Federal Judge, pulled into the parking lot of the Land’s End Restaurant in Georgetown, S.C. for a Gingrich event expected to draw 25-30 people. Instead, over 350 people showed up before others had to be turned away. Napier said, “There were people there we hadn’t seen since Reagan ran.” Napier should now. He was swept into Congress from a rural...
  • Gingrich: Reagan's Majority

    06/19/2004 11:58:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 681+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 28, 2004 | Newt Gingrich
    What the Class of '94 learned from the Gipper.RONALD REAGAN'S legacy as a party builder has gotten short shrift. The Republicans were able to win a majority in the House in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, and then keep that majority in 1996 for the first time since 1928, because we were close students of Reagan. When House Republicans stood on the Capitol steps in 1994 and announced our Contract With America, we were standing on President Reagan's shoulders. This is not merely a nice phrase. It was true in the issues highlighted, in voter appeal, and...
  • They Took the Pledge

    01/30/2004 9:19:57 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 177+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 9, 2004 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Whatever became of the term-limiters of '94? THE IMMENSELY POPULAR "Lord of the Rings" movies follow Frodo Baggins on a journey to rid Middle-earth of a ring that is compelling, powerful, and evil. The ring has destroyed countless lives, but each person who possesses it in turn believes himself immune to its malevolent force and is irresistibly tempted to use it for his own ends. The congressmen who took term-limit pledges must feel some sympathy for Frodo's plight. About a dozen Republican members of the class of '94 pledged to leave Congress after six to ten years because they believe...