Donald Trump has many friends – and enemies. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in on the rise of the controversial Republican front runner, and what it means for Americans.
Newt Gingrich told Breitbart News that the country is in rebellion against the coastal power centers and that Donald Trump might be the candidate who can “kick down the doors” of the establishment.
Former House speaker Gingrich weighed in on Trump’s rise.
“I think he represents a different era” in the same conservative movement, Gingrich said. “The system has become so incompetent and outrageously bureaucratic. The centers of power are so, so in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, that the whole rest of the country is in rebellion. And people are looking for somebody who can kick down the doors.”
“It’s a very deep, very real movement,” he said.
This is so real and resonates with Americans from BOTH sides of the political aisle. Most are sick of the political status quo, and really, how can you blame them? The economy is shot, unemployment is through the roof, and Americans are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
Gingrich spent Friday on Capitol Hill promoting an initiative to make changes to Obamacare so that states can make more decisions about how to implement their own health care and insurance programs. Gingrich is working with his old colleague across the aisle, Tom Daschle, to get support for his plan. The Obama administration is coming out with new regulations on Section 1332, the part of the law that applies to “state innovation waivers.” Gingrich is fighting to protect those waivers from becoming over-regulated. ¹
“I think there’s a 50-50 chance.” Gingrich said, when asked if he can succeed in getting the Obama administration to make some concessions when it comes out with its massive list of regulations on the waivers.
This would be an amazing thing if in fact we can get it. Obama might brag about how many he has signed up for his healthcare reform, but it is also the LAW in the United States of America. We had to sign up. So don’t act like we all flocked to it willingly – my healthcare is through the ROOF.
Gingrich is optimistic about the new Republican speaker, Rep. Paul Ryan, who was a mere conservative-movement staffer for groups like Freedomworks in Washington in the 1990’s as Gingrich passed welfare reform and the balanced budget amendment.
“I think he’s doing pretty well,” Gingrich said of Ryan. “I like the initiatives he’s starting. I like how he’s returning legislative authorities to the committees. I like how he’s calling for entrepreneurship within the policy committees.”
“Ryan was really a protegé of Jack Kemp. I think the same kind of idea-oriented attitudes that characterized Jack are going to characterize Ryan.”
¹ Gingrich works so hard to be relevant. Truth is however he is as much establishment as anyone. The truth is too that the RIGHT THING to do with regard to Obamacare is to DEFUND it, AS THE U.S. HOUSE CAN DO ON IT’S OWN IF IT WERE OPERATING WITHIN THE CONSTITUTION. The only reason it won’t be defunded or repealed is Washington loves the power it gives them over Americans. Of course, had Congress been operating within the confines of the Constitution Obamacare would never have passed or become law.
What do you think? Do you agree with Newt? Is Trump the best fit for nominee? Sound off in the comments!
You can watch Newt’s remarks here.
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