Newt defines a winnable agenda for House Republicans

You can read Newt’s article here:

I have to hand it to him, he’s on mark with some of the points he makes in this article, but I think the House Republican Leadership is so removed from Newt’s line of thought.

It really makes you nostalgic for the days of bold conservative leadership. 


  1. Loren says:

    Some of those points are decent, but on the whole I’m unimpressed and a little disappointed. The first big proposal in the Contract With America was a balanced budget amendment and a line-item veto. Here it’s the ‘Make English official’ canard. That’s not a great start.

    But more significantly, I’m bothered that no fewer than three of Newt’s planks involve jurisdiction-stripping, in an attempt to overrule the Supreme Court. Where the Contract With America was about reducing the power of the legislature and the federal government, here he’s proposing to upset our system of checks and balances by encouraging *greater* legislative power and control.

    So yeah, it makes me nostalgic for the days of bold conservative leadership, in that even Newt seems to have lost his way.

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