Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gingrich Speaking Out, In Criticism Of His Own Party...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny



I have not been a advocate of Newt Gingrich these past few years. I mean during his presidential campaign and all.

I guess though the guy deserves credit for having the capacity to work with Bill Clinton when he was Speaker of the House and Mr. Clinton was the President.

Now, during these times of rancor and discontent between brothers and sisters (conservatives and liberals, republicans and democrats) Mr. Gingrich is advising his more recalcitrant Republican brethren to, well, can I safely say THINK?

The ex Speaker is sounding an quite a bit like, well, an elder Statesman chastising his own party for their lack of idea's nonetheless. Who would've thought?

I ain't no backer of the ACA has written and poured down our throats. But given the opposition party has come up with no alternative, other than repealing the ACA (and impeaching President Obama) I give the Speaker high fives for speaking out.

From CNN Politics here is some of what the Speaker had to say.

Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.

Gingrich, who was speaking at the opening session of the Republican National Committee's summer meeting, fielded a question about "Obamacare" and recalled that Republicans were able to block Bill Clinton's health care reform effort in 1994 because they had "a positive alternative approach" to health care.

But Republicans today have nothing comparable to offer, Gingrich told nearly the 200 state party chairs, operatives and activists gathered in Boston for the conference.

"I will bet you, for most of you, you go home in the next two weeks when your members of Congress are home, and you look them in the eye and you say, 'What is your positive replacement for Obamacare?' They will have zero answer," Gingrich said.

Gingrich blamed the problem on Republican culture that rewards obstruction and negativity instead of innovation and "being positive."

"We are caught up right now in a culture, and you see it every single day, where as long as we are negative and as long as we are vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don't have to learn anything," Gingrich said, acknowledging the "totally candid" nature of his remarks..."

In a moment of candor that represented COMPLETE RATIONAL HONESTY, Mr. Gingrich summed up the MAJOR problem facing republicans and conservatives today. Whether or not it will have any impact remains to be seen. For all you reasonable conservatives, republicans, and libertarians now is the time to pressure your leaders in the House and the Senate as well as at the state level to do SOMETHING that can be seen as both POSITIVE and WORKABLE.

Continue reading Mr. Gingrich's remarks HERE.

Via: Memeorandum

10 comments:

  1. Pressure your leaders?

    Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz? You might as well try to talk sense to Louie Gohmert (R- cuckoo bananas).

    What Gingrich, early architect of the "party of no" strategy and hypocrite, fails to admit is that Republicans have to purge the crazies.

    The media won't help because these guy are perpetual sound bite machines. No one reports news any longer.

    It's sunset in America. While it's good to see the party of Raygun take the bus I don't see much from the Dems but crony kapitalism.
    Hard times and probably hopeless on a national level.

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    1. "The media won't help because these guy are perpetual sound bite machines. No one reports news any longer."

      On this Ducky we completely agree.

      "... I don't see much from the Dems but crony kapitalism."

      Yep, neither party represents true Capitalism any longer. Given your spelling with a "k" I'm guessing you have no use for real CAPITALISM either. Maybe I'm incorrect?

      "Hard times and probably hopeless(ness) on a national level."

      And I thought I was the pessimist Ducky!

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    2. Sometimes, being the "party of no" is a great idea, if it is bad proposals that must be stopped.

      You don't have to rubber-stamp every Great Leap Forward, every abuse of the ever-expanding super-state, you know.

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    3. This is true. Nor do you have to stop every step forward.

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    4. Therein lies the balance between conservatism and its opposite (constant change for change's sake). I'm not sure what the good word for the opposite is. Progressive/liberal doesn't quite fit, as that bunch can be very hidebound and resistant to chance in its own way, so "constant change" doesn't fit there either.

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    5. Let me put it in perspective for you...

      1) Our founders were radical revolutionaries
      2) The revolutionary war was a guerrilla war
      3) The founders were educated Classical Liberals
      4) They were forward thinking rather than backwards
      5). The believed in limited government
      6). They did not embrace no government
      7). They KNEW society would advance, as well as grow and out of necessity change
      8). They knew they couldn't provide for all circumstances, hence the amendment process
      9). They were right, things change
      10). Measured, reasoned change is always best
      11). Standing still while the rest of the world moves forward is to go backwards
      12). Is that the direction you wish to follow?

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    6. Great bullet list RN.... but again we do have to be careful about #11. Like with "the world" going to single payer, and us not following.

      Standng still while everyone else moves forward..... lemmings off a cliff.

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  2. He has moments of lucidity like this and I'm always left to wonder, why the hell can't he be like this all the time?

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    1. If only it could be so Will. But, I suppose there is always hope.

      I seem remember a President who once ran on "Hope and Change." We still are "hoping the change might still be good."

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    2. I'm hoping that Johnson runs again and this time taps Huntsman as his VP/Secretary of State. THAT would be an awesome ticket (and then once elected they could nominate Ron Paul as the new FED chairman).

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