Gingrich issues call to replace left
December 1st, 2010
12:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich issues call to replace left

(CNN) -Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich doesn't want to reject the left anymore, now he wants to replace it. Gingrich is set to speak at the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual conference Wednesday.

In prepared remarks released Wednesday morning, Gingrich notes that midterm elections are "only the beginning" and issues a challenge to "create a conservative majority large enough…to replace the increasingly leftist political system…" with the ultimate goal of turning the rejection of the left seen during the 2010 midterm elections into "replacement of the left."

Gingrich plans twelve steps to accomplish this feat. Among them, he takes aim at unemployment benefits and proposes that unemployment benefits be turned into a fund to require training programs for the unemployed, illustrates a plan replacing health care reforms enacted by the Obama administration through limiting Medicaid, and spells out the need to develop "benchmarks for helping businesses and entrepreneurs create high paying jobs in competition with China, India, and Germany…"

In his 12th and final step, Gingrich sounds a rallying cry to public schools from K-12 to the collegiate level. He will encourage them to insist on an annual course covering the Declaration of Independence, affirming that "The time has come to reassert that we are Americans, and America is a learned civilization."

The former speaker, who is often mentioned as a 2012 presidential hopeful, will announce five webinars on transformational change to take place in December and January during the speech, where he asserts that "The first great laboratory for replacing the left will not be in Washington. It will be in the states."


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soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. janetlaw

    Hey, seniors (of which I will be one shortly)! Ya glad you voted this man's party in last month? What'cha gonna do with Medicaid cut-backs, hmmmmm?

    December 1, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    We should replace every last one of them, left and right, until someone does something, to create jobs in this country!

    December 1, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. emma

    What power he claims to have!

    December 1, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Once he, the repubs,corporations complete that, the PNAC will be complete for the wealthy to control and rule all the people of the earth.

    Hope you republicans are ALL happy. (Google PNAC and read).

    December 1, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. MarkieBee

    Bring it Newtie...we will respond with the truth about you and your party. Another 20 years and you won't have anyone alive to vote for your morally decrepit party. The entire south will be replaced by a sea of blue – and I'm not referring to a global climate change disaster.

    December 1, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Peggy - TX

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now professional presidential candidate. His source of income comes from getting good folks all angry and fired up and then send him money for his presidential campaign so that, when the election is over, he can then live off what ever if left over on his campaign coffers. So, with absolutely no expectation of ever having to deliver on his promises, he can make unattainable promises, espouse illogical principles about the economy, and cater to the extremely rich by propagating the lies about how the Government needs to continue to allow the richest of the righ to skim of more then their fair share of the wealth of this great nation at the expense of the lower classes.

    One of the lies that is repeatedly stated over and over , and, by the way, shows just how DUMB many of the professional bloggers for the right are, is that those making $250K a year are not rich and thus should not be penalized by President Obama’s proposal to not extend the Bush tax breaks for income over $250k.

    But what these really REALLY DUMB bloggers fail to acknowledge, is that those making $250K a year get 100% benefit from President Obama’s proposal; only income that is above $250k is taxed at a the higher rate. So the proposition that $250k a year is not rich does not, in any way, support the argument to extend the tax cuts with absolutely no limits on income; rather it is just more silly right wing propaganda fed to stupid people to make them vote against their self interest.

    December 1, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. Greg Smith

    Yeah, limiting opinion and replacing thought was what our Declaration of Independence was all about.

    December 1, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. Wes B.

    Good luck replacing the left.

    Last time I checked, the left is the only thing keeping this country moving forward.

    December 1, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. American

    What? Replace it with hypocritical Newt's neoconservative theocracy? No thanks.

    Americans prefer our democracy with freedom of thought & independence.

    December 1, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  10. Rev Mike

    Then we can have a 'government by the corporation, for the corporation, of the corporation. Only those who make $1,000,000 or higher will be allowed to vote. Those who make less then $75,000 will be shipped to China to work.

    December 1, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. djcollin47

    Seems ironic that the right complains about the President being a dictator then turns around and advocates a plan to establish a one party system. Or are they suggesting that the Republicans and the Tea Party would be the two parties?

    December 1, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. rdepontb

    Newt,
    If you want to stay relevant, PLEASE stop these irregular, nonsensical spoutings. They do your reputation no favors at all, but only seek to draw attention once again to your horrid personal behaviors both in and out of marriage. Behaviors like yours do not deserve any more attention. You should be ashamed; please stay in the background if you must stay around at all.

    December 1, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  13. djcollin47

    Seems a little ironic that the folks on the right that accuse the President of being a dictator, socialist, communist, facist etc. are the same ones advocating a one party system. Or do they consider the Tea Party to be the new second party?

    December 1, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. zb

    Will somebody please put a gag in this idiots mouth. The only thing that needs replacing is the TeaParty, the Republican Party, Palin; McCain, Gingritch, and the rest of the fools who vote for the Republican Party of lies, hypocrisy, hate and exploitation. The world Gingritch wants to go back to is the one in which this country was founded on slavery of blacks, genocide of Indians, oppression of woman, and exploitation of everyone. The only thing worse then the Gingritichs are the fools who vote for them.

    The real problem with the left is they won't stand up to these rightwing nut case fascists.

    December 1, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. dofhacc

    And so, all those people on the "Left," where do they go?

    December 1, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  16. Brolan

    Gingrich gets it wrong, like so many Republicans. The public suddenly embraces Republican values after tossing them out of office in 2006 and 2008.? Or was 2010 merely a referendum on the economy?

    And now the Republican promise gridlock until their rich supporters maintain their tax cut? They are reminding voters why they tossed them out of office in the first place.

    December 1, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. Sorensen

    Old Gingrich has obviously totally lost it by now. He used to be very bright and sometimes even relevant.
    Somebody ought to be kind to him, and tell him that his by now very sick personality will prevent him from
    ever being taken seriously again let alone elected to any kind of public office.
    He could of course join Sarah Palin in her travelling freak show!!

    December 1, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Namerocky

    Gingrich is a bigot that is plotting to roll america back to the 50's.

    December 1, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. Betsy

    How, Newt? By exercising our 2nd Ammendment rights as another conservative so bluntly put it? This me-only arrogance is childish and from adults is poison to peaceful existence in a modern society.

    December 1, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. Joe in PA

    Newt is a donkey. Really a donkey. Just listen to the noise and eventually you'll get it. Oh, maybe some won't (somewhere around 24%) of you nitwits.

    December 1, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. CHUCK

    Is this guy still talking. I do not understand why he is going to run for President. He will never get my vote.

    December 1, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. Marla

    Really makes me glad that I now live in a "blue" state!

    December 1, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  23. Mah

    If Republicans continue their obstructionism, what we will be seeing is a replacement of the right. And we're getting off to a GREAT BIPARTISAN start by having all the GOP senators sign a bill blocking everything except what they want to get done. GOOD JOB GUYS!!!

    December 1, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  24. Marcus

    Beautiful wishlist, but will it come with numbers to explain how it (supposing that he manages to have the means to have it done one day in the future)would be done if given the chance?
    You know, numbers, 'HOW it will be done' and 'HOW it will be paid for'?
    The things that were NOT present in all your last proposals Mr. Gingrich?

    December 1, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  25. Jon

    Oh yeah, this country's problems are caused by people not knowing the Declaration of Independence well enough. Talk about out of touch. There are lots of intelligent Republicans out there, but I don't know how people take this clown seriously.

    December 1, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
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