Newt Gingrich slams Republicans for squandering opportunity to create alternative to Obamacare



Newt Gingrich took it to Republicans for not doing their homework and creating an alternative to Obamacare they can present the nation:

CNN – 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. “We have to do the homework.”

“This is a very deep problem,” said Gingrich, who was recently named one of the hosts of CNN’s political talk show “Crossfire.”

This is very much like what Mark Levin said yesterday when he also called out Republicans for squandering the last few years instead of making clear what they stand for:

And what are the Republicans doing about it? Now the typical Republican response would be ‘well what do you want us to do about it?’

Here’s what I want you to do. You fools should have been, time and time again, every time he has violated the Constitution, you should have made an issue about it. You should have punished him in some way; denied him some appointee; obstructed some piece of legislation.

Draw attention to this lawlessness so the American people after a year, or two, or three of you consistently explaining it and hammering away at it would, in fact, be aware of what you’re trying to do and say!

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117 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich slams Republicans for squandering opportunity to create alternative to Obamacare

  1. Newt should support Ted Cruz in reducing the Debt and the Democrats unlimited checkbook. We cannt continue to give the Chinese our future. The Chinese have already warned us not to jeopardize our credit rating in international markets. We must not consign our grandchildren and great grandchildren with this 17 Trillion plus debt that we are continue to fund. We must balance the budget with an Amendment to the Constitution.

  2. MiltonBassHayek CalCoolidge DarkKnight2016 It’s irrelevant.  I went to school before the Department of Education.  Back then, US schools – public and private – were #1 in world.  You probably don’t even hear how much your ad hominem arguments are evidence of how much you were corrupted by being fed liberal propaganda..

  3. MiltonBassHayek CalCoolidge DarkKnight2016 Evidence?  Amazing I missed it, having lived through it.
    Gingrich did more for the conservative cause in my lifetime than anyone except Reagan.  The only other one I can think at this time to put in their category, is Cal Coolidge.

  4. BobSmetters Libertyship46 I guess we can credit the free market capitalism solution to healthcare talking points to Adam Smith. Meaning our talking points haven’t changed for hundreds of years. The sons of Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Adams will never be ashamed of them.

  5. nibblesyble GaltLine Still. Newt is not forgiven for giving Democrats a foothold in the argument that Republicans need an alternative Obamacare plan. Any alternative plan, no matter whether it is a Republican, Libertarian, or Whig plan is a concession to big government and the necessity of central planners. There can be only one answer to the sons of Marx. We will not comply.

  6. We don’t need ANY alternatives to Obamacare!!! We need to return to what we had…freedom of choice! Defund the damn thing all together! It won’t work, and Americans should not permit IRS to have access to all our personal info, too dangerous! Boehner needs to grow a pair!!!

  7. Newt and Mark are right again.
    How stupid do you have to be to be a repub “leader”? I doubt that the average lobotomy would lower the average IQ enough.

  8. GaltLine nibblesyble I know that he wanted to eliminate the department of education….Newt has evolved even more since then and has taken on a more libertarian bent to reduce Gov’t even more. He is not perfect but he did the most of any repub in lessening Gov’t and he deserves praise for sure.

  9. Swamp Fox crosshr  
    Go ahead, Tell us what damages he caused for all perfect life of the perfect people of the US of A.

  10. nibblesyble Did Newt ever push or succeed in an effort to eliminate a single government department or agency? The fact he thinks government has a duty to solve a problem it has no constitutional mandate to perform shows he is big government. Only those who walk us in the direction of smaller government, meaning fewer departments and agencies, not just a lowering of the increase in spending, only those can claim they are against big government.

  11. Libertyship46 I think those are talking points rather than good conservative solutions.. First off, how much legal recourse would we have to take away for any savings trickle down to the consumer in tort reform?  Second, in order to be able to sell across state lines, you have to take away states rights and give them to the federal government. Currently states set their own regulations on insurance. Replacing state rights with federal mandates is never a good idea.

  12. President Bush said it best. Everyone in America already has healthcare, just use the emergency room… Here is the easiest cheapest solution to this fake scandal of “uninsured”—–<<<  ”
    But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. Mr. Goodman, who helped craft Sen. John McCain’s health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance, albeit the government acts as the payer of last resort. (Hospital emergency rooms by law cannot turn away a patient in need of immediate care.)
    “So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime,” Mr. Goodman said.  “The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.
    “So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved.” ” >>>>

  13. subie201  You got that right!  I had my problems with Newt but I voted for him.  I’d vote for Elmer Fudd before I voted for Obama.

  14. deTocqueville1  Lol, nothing wrong with that and some optimism can definitely be of use right now.  I think Obama will allow the country to collapse before he agrees to repeal his own bill.  Obama is number one (in his mind).  I don’t think the U.S.A. is even on his top ten list.

  15. notsofastthere  Don’t put words in my mouth.  I never said I hated the guy.  I just offered criticism.  Is Newt above that? 
    I never said I’d choose Obama over Newt.  I actually voted for Newt because Bachmann was already gone and Perry totally flubbed his chance.  I’d vote for a monkey before I’d vote for Obama.  Wait….Obama is a monkey.

  16. What about what we had before OBAMACARE was a thousand times better!   Blindsided without  a chance to gear up a plan.
    Were there marches on Washington for Healthcare reform???? NO!  Were we feeling the pain of rising cost YES!
    The GOP can be blamed for not proactively improving the private healthcare system and the rising cost of our care within the private sector economy before a Socialist Progressive majority got a hold of us and thrashed us like ragdolls!

  17. OliviaHT MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016  
    Don’t even think for a minute I have no idea who Newt is. Try sounding smart a bit. 
    What do you know about Newt yourself ? I was a Clinton supporter and none have I disliked worse like Newt. No one has ever got things done his way and walk all over liberals like Newt, he was mean, nasty and unforgiving and he got under my skin that I celebrated him got ousted by his own party.
    Tell me something I don’t know you read from an article. Newt is not Gabrial or archangel Michael, and surely he’s not lucifer and he’s not as dumb as all Rinos or most writers that popped up all over  with fancy idea of who Newt is.
    Meditate on this little fact, NO other Speaker of the House would ever come close to Newts achievement in the history of our nation last century in balancing national budgetery.

  18. DarkKnight2016 OliviaHT therightscoop 
    What did you not understand about what I wrote? I said he needs to be explicit — explicit — or else he is merely making nothing but grand gestures that any fool can read what they want into them.

  19. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek VIRUSX2K1 
    I’m sorry, DK2016, but your comment reminds me of the foolish manner in which Arizona voters continue sending John McCain to the senate: because he was a war hero and was tortured for his country — end of story. These people haven’t the brains nor even the interest in learning about his actual voting record or his MANY progressive (read that leftist) policy initiatives.
    Same with Newt. People remember the “glory” days of his speakership and that’s all they need to know. He gets a free pass now and forever, until the end of time.

  20. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016
    There is also this: http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/021106.html
    It’s high time the Newt fans did a little more than scratch the surface of who the real Newt is.
    Everyone who praises Newt should read the article at the above link. Let me tell you, it’s most enlightening.

  21. Here is an alternative Newt – it is called FREE ENTERPRISE

    GTF out of the healthcare busines. 
    Repeal and/or defund all federal health insurance and provider regulations. 
    Hell… defund the entire ‘effin HHS department and while you are at tell the States to get the hell out of the business of  healthcare too.
    Stand back and watch the industry soar with lower costs to us.

  22. Swamp Fox  
    Like what Swamp, Space colony, sit next to Pelosi in a warm couch ! or he married 9 times and haven’t got my second yet.

  23. Getting government out of the health care business is the answer. Would a big government, top-down program from Republicans be any better than ObamaCare? Central planning is central planning.

  24. nibblesyble  
    Thank you for putting into word what has been in my mind & heart. 
    Newt has always been a “can do “leader. I do hope we as a Team Conservative be able to move over from what mistake and wrong policy and wrong support our politicians made in the past, and allow them to grow and learn what we the people of Constitution do need them to uphold.
    May we don’t get carried away with what Newt is talking about, the culture of negativity and tend to obstruct  and get vicious because we find fault and know some short comings or past ill will of someone. May we find solutions and cure and apply them in a humane sense, remember, our foe are the left and freedom haters.

  25. You are sassing us right? Because I would take ten of Newt and I’m not a big fan,over that destroyer in the WH hands down!!! At least Newt loves his country. The destroyer hates America!

  26. I always find it amusing when some fellow scoopsters(I still love you all) say Newt is a big Govt dude..yet when he was in charge… welfare got reformed, taxes were lowered and he bloody balanced the budget..(all the while dealing with Clinton!)which as far as I can tell has not been done since he left. I realize he went nuts with climate change and he has some grandiose ideas..but no one can say what he did in the 90’s was a drop in the bucket. Anyhoo, I loves him and I will always regret he didn’t get the nomination from the Repubs as he would have taken the media to task everyday of the week and twice on Sundays!

  27. Republicans have for years been bringing up ideas that would help reduce the cost of health care, like allowing insurance companies to sell coverage over state lines and instituting some real tort reform, ideas that are always ignored by the mainstream media and the Democrats (well, what really is the difference). So until the Democrats take our suggestions seriously, why should we take THEM seriously? People like Paul Ryan have had great ideas for years, but when the mainstream media never covers them, let alone spotlights them, then you’re just whistling in the wind.

  28. Sorry Newt… you lost me when you opened your mouth.  There are many other people out there that are bright like you, but actually stand behind what they say with their actions, unlike you.

  29. PhillyCon Laurel A All they need to say is that America has the greatest health care in the world, envied by all and that the GOP supports maintaining it.

  30. Laurel A jdbaird Not just drug companies but the big corporations that are laying off Americans so they can hire the illegal aliens exempt from health insurance and ObamaCare penalties.

  31. 57thunderbird K-Bob Depends on the “Libertarian”.  They hide as conservatives but are as dangerous as the progressives.

  32. jdbaird It’s what they do now! Go take a look at how much campaign money they all get from the various groups like drug companies etc….EVEN AFTER THEY CAMPAIGN ON THE OPPOSITE.

  33. There is only one Party, just like in most nations. The Right thinks there is two. The Left knows better.
    Elites Rule.  Every few generations, an eruption delivers the full illusion of a two-party system. Reagan did that.
    But when he was done, where did it go? It was never there.
    Newt is part of the problem, though a clever fellow. But what he wants is another turn at the spigot teat of money.

  34. therightscoop marketcomp Newt is a Big Government progressive from academia who loves coming up with programs to counter the democrat progressive plans and often times a plan is not what’s needed. There are a number of areas in healthcare that could be more streamlined and eliminate, one being to allow citizens to acquire insurance across State lines. That would be inline with our free market economy and will allow people to choose.

  35. I don’t have time to watch the video now, however, agree 100% that republicans sat on their hands and have done nothing to fix the problem.   More than that, they could have come up with a decent plan to help those who had catastrophic health situations and had to change jobs, etc. along with other important health issues when they had a majority during Bush’s presidency.
    The only answer, in my opinion, is that the repubs and the dems are two sides of the same coin; lefties who are only interested in power and money.  They agree on most everything; only disagree on who will be in power.

  36. 57thunderbird K-Bob  
    Yeah, unfortunately they do have many problems, as well. But I’d vote for a Libertarian over a progressive Repub any day.

  37. deTocqueville1  You mean after 2016?  Obama will never agree to repeal Obamacare no matter what is happening to the country.   We’d have to override his veto.

  38. By the way folks, barack is blaming the Republicans for the failure of SCOAMFcare. He’s got his water carriers http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremmer/2013/08/14/msnbc-usa-todays-page-preemptively-blames-republicans-obamacare-failur, while http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/316447-obama-partisanship-to-blame-for-executive-action-on-employer-mandate-delay
    Meanwhile they are actively denying these failures, and even have http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/pat-garofalo/2013/07/24/study-shows-obamacare-isnt-a-job-killer due to the http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:6:./temp/~mdbsxBtvO8:: of 2010.
    All of this in the face of mounting employer layoffs, cutbacks on hours, and freezes in hiring, publicly attributed to the healthcare act.
    The math is inexorably sucking them under, and they bravely cry it’s all our fault.  Good luck with that, barack.  Too bad the media is sinking with it.

  39. K-Bob 57thunderbird Perhaps it was a good thing,but I am not a fan of the libertarians either.They have too much in common with your run of the mill liberals.

  40. The problem I had with Newt’s solutions when he ran for President was they were big government solutions.

  41. K-Bob Yes they need to appoint select committees as Levin and others have been saying for months.

  42. Laurel A DarkKnight2016 Alternatives to grand progressive initaives generally mean less grand progressive initiatives.

  43. K-Bob Exactly, it is a needless distraction at this point in time when there are very pressing concerns with federal spending, immigration and border security and reducing the size and scope of government, not to mention of course the spying under FISA and the IRS.

  44. So Gingrich is back to being gadfly irritant!  First the RINOs should be encouraged to defund Obamacare on the road to completely repealing it after 2014. Only then should the conservatives commence a discussion with the public on the need for any reforms. Certainly restoring the Doctor patient relationship and emphasis on and dreducing the influence by and collusion between big insurance, big paharma and big health care providers shoul be a primary focus.

  45. 57thunderbird That’s only half of it, he actually advocated for more libertarian ideas.
    It was a very good thing for him to do, distancing himself a bit from the Republicans.

  46. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 I comprehend what you have in quotes, but those words were not spoken on the tube.
    Having been there at the time, I know what Gingrich said there was right.  Even if you are selling the same old wine, and Bush certainly wasn’t the same wine, you needed a new bottle.
    The greatness of Reagan is something no one could recognize without historical context.  In 1988, the USSR had not been “rendered obsolete” as Reagan said his work would do.  In Berlin they did not “tear down this wall” until the next year.
    What you are missing in your 10 seconds of video is hundreds of days and thousands of speeches, and Gingrich pelting the Democrat leadership on one front while Reagan bombarded them on the other.

  47. therightscoop marketcomp  
    That sounds better. I still like Newt, and I would agree with him if he meant only that.  But he was packaging entire omnibus plans on healthcare from his think tank for several years in prep for his last shot at the nomination. So when he says “alternative” I tend to doubt he means a few separate, commonsense adjustments here and there.

    In general, I agree with his sentiment, but I think his focus is still too broad.

  48. Laurel A They don’t want to be accused of “not caring” and wanting to “do something.”

  49. CalCoolidge MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 Yeah, I missed Gingrich’s apologist documentary. There’s so much evidence out there that he despised Reagan, I didn’t need to see him apologize to the King of Conservatism for being a wanker!

  50. CalCoolidge MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 Did you guys both go to the same public school?

  51. therightscoop Orangeone OliviaHT  
    Heh.
    But slow-walking the investigations into the scandals is really time consuming.  The paperwork alone is probably staggering. Some Congressmen have had to stay hard at work till 3:00 in the afternoon.

  52. CalCoolidge MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 You two cuties let Rush help yall understand.

  53. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 So, where is the bash you referred to?  Line the wrong tube?

  54. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 The Reagan basher?  Huh?  If you actually saw Gingrich’s documentary on Reagan, “Rendezvous with Destiny,” you missed at least 99.9% of it.

  55. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 Laurel A Reagan was not a Marxist and you are a liberal. If you try yo say that you are a libertarian, that is 1 step away from being a liberal.

  56. The problem, Newt, is that you were selling “repeal and replace” as The Solution at the worst possible time: all that does is dilute the highly-focused effort to repeal this unconstitutional piece of crap. We need to show that it was unconstitutional, not show how it could have been made “better.”
    Statists always think they can make things better.

    It also came at a time when we couldn’t trust the Republicans to “replace” it because they would have come up with something nearly as bad. (For evidence in support of this fear, see the new “http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s744es/pdf/BILLS-113s744es.pdf” championed by the progressives in the Senate, including several Republicans.)

    All of our efforts should have been aimed at repealing the law, period.  Only after that was successful should we be fooling with something as massive as “a new solution on healthcare.”
    Instead of claiming we have a “a better healthcare plan” we could then (after repealing) have passed one simple law, enabling interstate competition among the insurance companies, and then sat back and waited for the data to roll in.  But no, the Republicans want their own turn at the massive, omnibus, steaming pile of legislation, too.
    Sorry, but it’s too late.
    We need Restoration, and “Replacing” healthcare is nothing at all that helps with that effort.  This is where Republicans keep falling for the left’s framing of issues and the language to be used. (Healthcare was NEVER in such a crisis state that it had to be “fixed” right away.)  When Republicans stop letting the left dictate the terms of the debate, maybe then they will see a path to Restoration.
    For now, they are totally blind to it.

  57. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek Laurel A As long as you see how easy and quickly your hero was reduced to slightly less Marxist than Obama, I forgive you for calling me a liberal.

  58. They’ve lost the will to fight or resist evil – most of them. And in giving up, they’ve become like that which they hate (I’m talking to you Boehner, McConnell, Cantor… and the rest of you… you know who you are).

  59. I didn’t even consider that, but it’s true. Now that the gov’t is going to be picking winners and losers in the healthcare industry why wouldn’t they be doing favors for their big donors?

  60. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek Laurel A Hahaha! Thank you for stepping in the bear trap.

  61. DarkKnight2016 Laurel A MiltonBassHayek Newt loved FDR, the president whose policies caused the Great Depression. I hope you are the only one on this site that thinks Newt holds water. That guy is a convenience shape-shifter.

  62. Laurel A DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek This is all you need to know about Newt. That dude is big government in a nutshell. He’s everything that’s wrong and impure about the Republican party. He’s a worthless windbag. 

  63. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek It was Newt that declared the era of Reagan over. then when Rush called him on it he back peddled but it was too late.

  64. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek Did you comprehend the ” American people don’t want to follow the 80’s policy?” That’s when Reagan was president.

  65. DarkKnight2016 Laurel A That is not what I gathered from the article and remember Republicans have a history of falling for the need to propose ‘alternatives’. That is how we got Medicare Prescription Drug Plan along with the creation of three other health programs during the Dubya years.
    Now if they do propose some free market principles I will give it a maybe but we have all of these entitlements due to government interference in the free market with their idea of what constitutes ‘free market’. That is how we got the insurance racket to begin with! Government has become an object that justifies it’s own existence by creating a problem then declaring that only government can solve the problem.

    Sometimes being an obstructionist is not a bad thing. If you are going to slit your  wn throat in front of me you can be damn sure I will obstruct you.

  66. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek Don’t you hate it when YouTube can knock you out with one punch?

  67. DarkKnight2016 MiltonBassHayek Man, I’m barely 30 and remember this. You may want to refresh your history, broseph.
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOnWzGB7G1g

  68. MiltonBassHayek VIRUSX2K1 Newt was the big fighter against big government in the 90’s and he had the courage to shutdown the government.

  69. MiltonBassHayek DarkKnight2016 What are you talking about? Newt has only ever praised Ronald Reagan and has even done documentaries on him and he has always been opposed to Obamacare. Get your facts right.

  70. Maybe the republican elites don’t want an alternative…After I started hearing all these idiots criticizing Mike Lee’s idea to defund it, I started to think “maybe there’s more to this”. My opinion is: the establishment republicans stand to make a crap load of money once obamacare is rolled out because they’ve moved around their finances the way only a person with insider knowledge of the law could do and made deals to where they’d be losing money if it doesn’t roll out on time. I don’t really have any evidence to prove that but it’s something to think about, I mean, why would they be so against it for so long but now that they have a chance to stop it from happening they won’t?

  71. DarkKnight2016 Newt, the Reagan basher, is forever banned from carrying the conservative torch. It’s cool to oppose Obamacare right now; that’s why Newt put on his big boy pants and wants to tussle. He’s as conservative as Marco Rubio.

  72. Laurel A You don’t understand what he meant and that is what everyone else on this thread (excepts me and Scoop) is having the same problem with. He means a more free market solutions.

  73. Laurel A Yep! We just want the idiots on both sides to take a pay cut and get out of the way.

  74. My goodness, a lot of people here are having trouble understanding what it is Newt meant by and alternative to Obamacare. That sort of makes me concerned.

  75. Why do we need an alternative?!

    That right there is precisely what is wrong with Republicans and government in general. That is how we got the over bloated gigantic government we have that is falling off of a crumbling cliff.

  76. DarkKnight2016 OliviaHT therightscoop I don’t think Newt’s cerebral enough to lose anyone with his analysis.

  77. MiltonBassHayek OliviaHT therightscoop False, Newt is supporting Mike Lee in defunding Obamacare.

  78. OliviaHT therightscoop If you didn’t understand what Newt meant than well, I don’t think we can help you.

  79. VIRUSX2K1Although, if I were in the market for finding an upgrade to my wife, Newt, as you correctly pointed out, would be an experienced consultant.

  80. VIRUSX2K1 Yeah, Newt’s definitely not my idea of a guy you take pointers from on being a conservative, and fighting big government.

  81. therightscoop OliviaHT 
    Yes, Scoop, of course. But did he actually say that? Why did he not state explicitly the three steps I highlighted that the GOP SHOULD take to “replace” Obamacare?
    Why? Because until he talks turkey with us and puts down the markers, he could mean anything. That’s what troubles me.

  82. therightscoop Orangeone OliviaHT Yes, yes, yes and yes Scoop!  And people’s hours are being cut across the nation, positions eliminated, welfare, foodstamps and SSI are exploding, people are losing their homes.

  83. So what’s the big spending wife cheat’s solution? I see he didn’t mention his own, for some reason.

  84. Orangeone OliviaHT Right! But instead it’s been immigration immigration immigration immigration when they could have been making tons of noise about how to really ‘fix’ our health care. Instead they’ve got nothing to show for all this time in Congress.

  85. marketcomp stage9 There was another delay announced yesterday I think to 2015!  Haven’t seen much on that yet, sure the msm is scurrying to sweep that under the rug.

  86. OliviaHT The alternative to ObamaCare is the availabilty to purchase insurance across state lines that remains with you no matter where you live.  Another alternative is to allow small businesses in this nation to belong to one pool and get pricing like big corporations do. These are so  easily to do it’s frightening.

  87. We do NOT want an alternative to Obamacare. We want the free market unleashed to work its magic. The FEDS can do that by permitting insurance to be sold across state lines, by enacting SERIOUS tort reform, and by using the tax code to promote CHARITIES to handle indigent care.
    Get the government out of our lives. That’s what we want, Mr. Gingrich. Anything the GOP comes up with that does not achieve that goal only perpetuates the foul swamp of crony- capitalism in which Washington DC swims, in detriment to our liberty; and you know it. You want us not be slaves of Democrats, but slaves of Republicans — slaves either way. Go home.

  88. stage9 Yes and our, the Conservative PR message is resonating because Obama care is not working-just look at all the delays and changes and those are just what we know about. But people like Newt will ride on the backs of the conservative message to generate attention by criticizing republicans, in particular Conservative Republicans.

  89. Newt, STFU! We had the best health care in the world and it is in the process of being destroyed. We don’t need another plan to replace the Obama care. Example of the best- people from around the world, including Canada, were coming to the US for quality health care and now that will be diminish under Obama care due to rationing, death panels, and lake of health care for the citizens of the US. We need to restore the current system to include acquiring health care across State lines and create competition. Newt is just another big government progressive always coming up with ideas without examining how those ideas affect the citizen. After all, Newt does come from the anal academia and with this administration we can see where that as gotten us.

  90. The problem is the republicans don’t have any leaders with any brains.  Who is going to come up with an alternative?  Boehner?  The guy is a moron.  Trying to come up with actual solutions to problems would take away from his booze, cigarettes and golf games.  All the republicans care about is holding on to power and collecting money from lobbyists.   They really don’t care about coming up with solutions to solve problems.

  91. The republicans are NO better than the progressive left! Just look at Speaker Boehnhead, he gives in ALL the time! Rush said months ago that Boehnhead would pass the senate Amnesty bill, just give it a new look. but remember the old cliche, if it looks like a rat, and smells like a rat, it IS a RAT!

  92. PR! PR! PR!
    The one whose PR message resonates most wins!
    liberal PR? Profoundly effective!
    republican PR? DOA!

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