Gingrich Warns GOP of ‘Population in Turmoil’ This Fall – National Review
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned current and former lawmakers of a “population in turmoil” this election cycle, aggravated that Republicans have failed to offer a positive alternative to President Obama’s agenda.
“There’s a poll out today that when asked, ‘do you think most members of Congress deserve reelection,’ it is 87-5,” Gingrich said Wednesday evening. “Now that frightens me. That tells me nobody here should assume we understand what’s going to happen on election day because you have a population in turmoil. They don’t like anybody and they have good sound reasons for it, in my judgment.”
Gingrich made the remarks at a reunion of members of the class of Republicans who took office in 1994. Senator Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), who moderated the event, assured attendees that they could speak freely because there were no reporters in the room; the media advisory said the event was on the record.
The former speaker praised the 1994 class for running on a positive agenda during their campaigns.
“This is a huge mistake this year, by the way,” Gingrich said. “The fact that we do not have positive themes and positive issues is going to cost us seats this fall because moderates and independents aren’t going to turn out. It’s an enormous mistake.”
I started writing an essay about this a couple months back but never really quite finished it because it grew out of control and fatigue set in trying to make the 7 or 8 pages cohesive. The main thrust of it was that the Republicans need to fucking inspire us. The Republicans will pick up seats in November (don’t ask me how many, I can’t be kept abreast of all the treachery going on with the Democrat party on an election by election basis) but the only reason they’re picking up those seats is because of the abject failure that is the modern day NWO-inspired Democrat party.
The problem is that they can’t lead because most of them are bought and paid for by the same people that have co-opted the Democrat party. They give us no reason to vote for them, not even lies. In 2010, they at least promised to roll back Obamacare if elected. Don’t hear much talk about that anymore, do we?
But there is a significant difference between the two parties, specifically their constituencies. What the Democrat faithful has never understood (mostly due to their easily programmable nature) is that the Tea Party views the Republican party with nearly as much ire as the Democrats. Therein lies the difference: A large constituency that exists to hold their own party accountable. Sadly that entity was repressed by the criminals in the White House and the Justice Department. They’ll try again of course because the Tea Party is the only real check on the power that’s consolidating within our government.
The bottom line is that I don’t really know if the elections this Fall really matter. I’m not arguing that you should sit at home either. More than anything, it’s important for you to know the score and unfortunately, the good guys are down by a lot and it’s late in the fourth quarter. Focus on what’s going on locally where your vote has the most impact on the election. Find candidates at some level that genuinely inspire you. Make it a habit of funneling your political anger at your representatives via email or on the phone. Those calls and emails have more impact than your vote. More than anything, try to stay positive.