May 5th, 2010
02:28 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP about to go online with 'Commitment to America'

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy is leading the 'Commitment to America' online effort.
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy is leading the 'Commitment to America' online effort.

Washington (CNN) - Remember the 1994 "Contract with America" that propelled Republicans back into the majority of the House of Representatives with its author Newt Gingrich as their speaker?

Well, 16 years later, it's back to the future - the GOP is again drafting a blueprint designed to take back control of Congress. But this time, it is looking for authors everywhere, and if you want help write the 2010 GOP "Commitment to America," you can take out your iPhone or BlackBerry and point your browser to a new GOP website coming soon.

House Republicans are teaming up with what they call a "major U.S. software giant" to hold an interactive discussion with people wherever and whenever they want to talk, blog or tweet.

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  1. one voice

    For the good of the Average Americans future, the CROOKED GOP should be banished from politics FOREVER.

    May 5, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Sentinel2010

    The only "contract" the Republicans have ever had is a "Contract on America" – and the results have been devastating. We don't need any more Republican "contracts" or "commitments". The GOP can take its lies and corruption and shove it!

    May 5, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Future expat

    No matter what's on that list, there are two things we can expect GUARANTEED from any future GOP administration:

    1) Wars
    2) Tax cuts for the rich

    Well 3 things if you include the resulting pain and misery.

    May 5, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Hugo

    America needs a slew of candidates for House, Senate and Executive Office that want one term and one term only. Their only goal is to go to Washington and root out the established network of corruption, oust the special interests that have commandeered our common sense government for self serving political correctness. The Constitution and Bill of Rights are quite clear, read it, live it, love it or leave it. If you want some form of Socialism or Nanny State, try Greece, they seem to be doing quite well at what they do!

    REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

    May 5, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz

    Take your committment and shove it up Uranus.

    May 5, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Irma in North Carolina

    There is much that can help this party as long as they keep being the party of no and going against the president and they have Sarah compaigning for them with the hate and lies coming out of her mouth.

    May 5, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. JonDie

    The GOP commitment to America from 201001 to 2009 was:

    1) an illegal war that cost 5,000+ American soldiers their lives,

    2) which was financed with more than 1 trillion dollars of taxpayer-funded deficit, so that

    3) the GOP's corporate sponsors should make hundreds of billions of dollars in profit.

    Add Hurricane Katrina, during which the GOP president deliberately let thousands die, and the Great Recession fo 2008, which almost collapse the entire country? I'll vote for anyone BUT the GOP.

    May 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Video Guy

    They should Commit to step aside. Not to run for public office, return all donated funds with interest. Collect no Retirement Money from the Feds or States.

    May 5, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    "Commitment to (1. white 2. Christian 3. old 4. connected w/ business) America"

    May 5, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. deegee

    Not worth the paper its written on! Get a clue we did not change our minds we voted! Just get out of the way you idiots in red!

    May 5, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    What a joke! I quit the Republicans because they are always promising to reduce spending and the size of government. They get elected and they do the exact opposite. The Republicans and the Democrats both want Big Government to have control over the people so the people are dependent on the government.
    This country was founded differently and we have a Constitution that says so, we need government to be under the control of the people not the plutocracy we have today.
    I will never trust the Republican party as long as the Neo Conservatives control it.
    Libertarians are the only true conservatives we need in Congress today.

    May 5, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Paul from Phoenix

    I wonder if they will actually stick to it this time.

    May 5, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. Mickey, NY

    Just like the Purity Pledge, this will be an Epic FAIL....Commitment to America? Since when? All the GOP did, and continues to do, is weaken this nation.

    Commitment, indeed...

    GOP: Domestic Terrorists

    May 5, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. Ken in Mt

    Will they be honest this time and tell us up front what they intend to impeach the Democrat president with? It would be nice to know before the election this time.
    It was phony the first time, it's worse now, we should know better . I just hope the American public has learned how shallow these jokers are .

    May 5, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. payback

    ...Here we go again. With another fake pomise. How, does that saying go. "Fool me once, it's on me. Fool me twice, I won't be fooled again". (something like that). Vote, republican, if you must. Don't let me be the one. Who said, I told you so.................................

    May 5, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. Tulsa

    If they had been commited to the people of the country when they had power, we wouldn't need to hear their lies now.

    May 5, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. payback

    ...Here we go again. With another fake promise. How, does that saying go. "Fool me once, it's on me. Fool me twice, I won't be fooled again". (something like that). Vote, republican, if you must. Don't let me be the one. Who said, I told you so.................................

    May 5, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. Marky

    Why bother? So they can break it like they broke the last one. Remember controlling the spending? Or how about the self-imposed term limits? Why don' they honor the first contract before coming up with a new marketing gimic. Enough with the gimics and ceaseless opposition to whatever the opposing party proposes. How about doing what's right for the country? I'm voting against ALL incumbnents and I'm supporting those like Charlie Crist who have the cajones to break from the two party system.

    May 5, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. Lando

    1. You have to be white as much as possible;
    2. You must adhere to the policy of obstruction of progress;
    3. You must be a full pledge liar and distortionist of truth;
    4. You should allign to the Tea Party racist;
    5. You must be supportive of the Wall Street and "Never Mind" the
    Main Street;
    6. You should think that "war" and invading nation is OK;
    7. Party first before the people;
    8. You must continue to believe in "Death Panels" and "Birthers"

    You are now a full pledge "Republiban"....Thats all...

    May 5, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  20. Felonious Monk

    lol, hah hah hah, lol, lol, lol

    GOP is a tremendous joke when they speak of commitment, ethics, morallity etc. Not the the dems are any better, they just are not the hypocrits the GOP is.

    lol, hah hah hah, lol, lol, lol

    May 5, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. Charlie in Maine

    If it is anything like their idiotic "Contract on America" count me out.

    May 5, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. richard in Montana

    Let me see:
    Contract:
    1. No
    2. No
    3. No
    4. Etc.
    5. Etc.

    May 5, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Ryan

    If an idea or issue is to complicated to either fit on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt GOPers can't wrap thier brain around it.

    May 5, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. Chris - Denver

    Obvious re-tread of the failed "contract with america." Isn't there an original thinker in that entire bunch?

    May 5, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Dano

    *Yawn* The GOP is so bereft of ideas they have to pull this retread gimmick out of their bag of tricks. Ever since the so-called "Contract With America" and the resulting Republican majority in Congress, they went on to break every one of those commitments as soon as they got into power. Why should voters think anything will be different this time around?

    May 5, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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