October 8th, 2010
09:38 AM ET
10 years ago

Gingrich: 2010 the next 1932

(CNN) - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is raising the bar for Republicans, predicting they win enough seats in the midterm elections to take control of the House, and then some.

"I'm going to predict that we are probably going to be over 60 seat pick up and it will be historic," Gingrich said on Fox News. "It will be the largest pick up since 1932."

Gingrich said a high unemployment rate and the number of people on food stamps will contribute to a landslide in November. To become the majority party in the House, Republicans need to net 39 seats.

The comments come as Gingrich mulls a presidential bid, in a season where he has received national criticism for comments on race and religion.

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  1. Bill from GA

    Newt is an idiot. Just wanted to get that out. He used to have a brain, but the repug zombies probably ate it. He will never get elected President.

    Private sector gained 64,000 jobs in September, have gained jobs for months.Jobs lost must have been government jobs. Don't repugs want smaller government?

    October 8, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Yes, Newt, and Republican businessmen are at fault for sending our jobs overseas and screwing up the economy. I believe a certain CNN personality called it "economic treason." What good are tax breaks for U.S. corporations when they turn around and hire additional workers ... overseas?

    Does Newt and the GOP really believe that all the Indians, Pakastanis, and Chinese who have taken over outsourced U.S. jobs are going to fly to the U.S. to buy products here here and pay U.S. Taxes?

    What Newt and the GOP fail to understand is that every time a U.S. company lays off a U.S. worker, they have also eliminated a consumer.

    October 8, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. Haren

    We are held hostage by corporation demanding that we will not hire anybody till you give us text cut,allowed us to ship jobs,deregulate so that we can oil spill in Mexico, speculate market and ditch the economy with shoddy deal in wall street and last thing elect our friend republican in congress

    October 8, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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