April 8th, 2010
04:10 PM ET
5 years ago

Gingrich to call on Republicans to offer new vision

Newt Gingrich will implore Republican activists to offer a new vision.
Newt Gingrich will implore Republican activists to offer a new vision.

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday will implore Republican activists to offer a new vision to counter congressional Democrats as the 2010 midterm elections inch closer.

"It's not enough to say no to the radical agenda of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid," Gingrich said in a statement ahead of his speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. "Tonight's speech will explain why real leadership requires Republicans to offer a compelling vision of safety, prosperity, and freedom that stands in vivid contrast to Obama's secular, socialist, machine now running Washington."

The conference, being held in New Orleans Thursday through Sunday, will feature speeches from several top Republicans including RNC Chairman Michael Steele and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Several potential Republican presidential candidates are also attending the event.

"America needs to know that Republicans say 'yes' to balancing the budget by growing the economy and reducing spending, not by raising or creating new taxes; 'yes' to empowering patients and doctors to reduce healthcare costs, not government bureaucrats; 'yes' to achieving energy independence through an 'all of the above' strategy that will lower energy costs and stop sending our money to hostile regimes, not through an energy tax that will be a burden on small businesses and families," Gingrich said in the statement.


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soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Derek

    Excellent! More of the same. These people are really keen on extinction.

    April 8, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. EBC

    What NEW vision when all you see are the SAME OLD FACES being recycled over and over.

    What NEW vision Newt? Even you yourself is OLD NEWS.

    April 8, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Pepou

    Good luck in the kingdom of the blind !!!

    April 8, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Luke

    Newt Gingrich wants in on the Palin-Bachmann-Steele 2012 team.

    April 8, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Grundoon

    Could the republicans not come up with that on their own? They have to be told to bring ideas to the table rather than just obstruction? Are they really that pathetically lost?

    April 8, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Liz the First

    Safety?? from the party that let 9/11 happen and dragged us into an unnecessary war against people who had nothing to do with 9/11 and in the process causing more recruites to flock to al Qaida????? prosperity? from the folks who caused the financial meltdown??? freedom??? from the folks who want to control women's bodies???? Obama isn't a socialist. these people don't even know what the word means, they're just throwing it around as a scare tactic. secular? uh-oh! translates into more God in government. No, this is a secular country. sorry! and it's going to stay that way so everyone has the right to worship as they please. i agree that new visions are better than just saying no to everything, but republican visions are more the stuff of nightmares!

    April 8, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. AndyBlue

    "Secular, Socialist, Machine"

    Same scarey terms proven false just like "deathg Panels"

    Same old retoric of fear and lies.

    Where;'s the "New Vision"??????

    Ive never seen so much screaming from people with nothing new to say.

    After the past 8 years of republicans Im not willing to gove these people another chance.

    April 8, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Cosmo

    Do you really think that America is stupid enough to buy this. We have seen the actions of the GOP so save us all of the propoganda and outright lies , Newt.

    April 8, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. randy

    Whats wrong, scare and fear has been working.Is all the lying getting to you Newt.

    April 8, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. Elliott Carlin

    Newt, please leave.

    Gop Voter and not a plant.

    WE NEED STATESMEN, not politicians.

    April 8, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Rickster

    Here's a new vision: Eliminate all entitlements.

    Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it's simply somebody else's problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment. "We have 50 percent of people who are getting something for nothing," said Curtis Dubay, senior tax policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.

    April 8, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. ran

    The one word that should alarm everyone who cares about freedom is Gingrich use of SECULAR.

    This word explains the whole bases for the Republican party. The Republicans want this country to be based solely on Religion and one form of religion to boot: evangelical.

    Our founders were aware of and fearful of this kind of ideology and why they wrote the constitution the way they did to prevent this country in becoming like Iran.

    We need to stop the fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republicans now and end their treat to our country.

    April 8, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    Good luck. If you repugs had a plan I would think somebody would have been smart enough to lay it out for everyone.
    Then again, the word never to be associated with the repugs is smart. Just hateful.
    YOU DON'T HAVE A PLAN EXCEPT TO INSTILL FEAR AND THROW BRICKS AND LIE AND CHEAT.

    April 8, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. JL

    right – a new vision to bring back confederacy. try that pitch on the really stupid.

    April 8, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. Morons!

    Here's a new vision for ya..."NO MORE REPUBLICAN PARTY!"

    April 8, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. andy

    I find it interesting that Newt uses the term "secular" like it is a bad word when describing Obama's administration, but yet doesn't have to guts to say what he really wants. Just say you're in favor of the Evangelical dominated theocracy that the Republicans have been pushing for several years

    April 8, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. BlackBarbie

    Shut up Please!

    April 8, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. Sheree

    The RNC should figure out how to offer alternative plans, solutions or mainstream ideas to assit all Americans. Instead what we see on TV are pointing fingers spouting hatespeak about the Democratice party. Let's be sure we have some facts. When GW took over the White House there was a surplus in the budget, we went to war because of lies and Daddy, the upper 2% were receiving more "perks", and our unemployment was not at an all time high. Now does anyone really remember where we were in January of this year? None of which is Obama's fault. Let's look to the House and the Senate. The Republicans want to block and photo opt. Maybe some of the Republicans should experience real UNEMPLOYMENT. Remember to vote!

    April 8, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. Wisconsonite - Repeal & Replace the Republican Party!

    "It's not enough to say no to the radical agenda of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid,"

    The only ones with a "radical agenda", Newt, are the far-right fringe. There is nothing "radical" about passing legislation to help the middle class of this country. Unusual perhaps, to Newt and his buddies who only want to help the rich, but certainly NOT "radical".

    April 8, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. tim

    Like that "contract for America" thing. that went over real for Newt. I belive he lasted two years after that as speaker, and now he's just making noise.

    April 8, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. newt slimeball

    yes Newt...another new vision...is it similar to the one you helped provide back in the 1990's when you spread divisiveness or is it on family values...which you are so strong with...you adulterous idiot

    April 8, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. Navy Vet

    The problem with his message of a new vision. Your talking to all the same old politicians or politicians with the same old ideas.

    Nothing new there.

    April 8, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. VICTORIA

    T he GOP only idea is hate like the GOP gov of Virginia who declared Confederate month

    April 8, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Aspen Professor

    "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday will implore Republican activists to offer a new vision"

    Gee – - – that will be a first.

    A new vision from the Republican point of view always looks like something out of the year 1800.

    They do not mind stomping on the Constitution, threatening the privacy of Americans, or starting wars in pursuit of non-existent WMD and then not paying for that war or having an exit strategy, but they will talk as though they know what they are doing, expecting America to listen to their lies on the Fox channel

    April 8, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. SuperHiro

    Man is he ever right. This is the ONLY compotent person the GOP has right now in the national spotlight.

    April 8, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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