This is what Newt Gingrich had to say yesterday when he was speaking before a crowd of people in Illinois, where he was introducing Ethan Hastert, the son of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and candidate for Illinois’ 14th congressional district. Gingrich, of course, was the architect of the Republicans’ “Contract with America” in 1994 that helped the GOP regain the majority. Now, Gingrich is apparently rallying Republicans behind a new “contract” with Americans — a pledge to take away their health care.
The emphasis is mine..but read that carefully... he is wanting to do what he lead the Rethugs to do in 1994, which was to take back Congress for the Rethugs, then when they have control repeal the legislation which gives us all Health Care... So keep protesting, keep saying you don't want this bill which isn't exactly what you wanted... Don't you realize it is the best thing we have going for us and it can be improved upon as we go along... Social Security was NOT perfect, neither was Medicare when it was first passed.. but look at it now.. it is great.. yes we are still making improvements to them both.. Health Care will be the same... Let's get the best we can.. then we can improve it as we go on...
Here is Newt's full quote:
GINGRICH: If the left manages to drive through a bill which is opposed by 65 percent of the country on health care, our commitment should be simple — when we get a majority, we’re repealing the whole thing. (applause)
And I want every Democrat who is about to sacrifice their seat for socialized medicine to understand: after you lose your seat, you’re going to lose the socialized medicine too.
He is not the first, nor will he be the last to promise something like this.. so if you and others keep on protesting what we have going for us.. and don't support what we may have.. it could get really nasty out there.
Here are others:
Gingrich is just the latest Republican to commit to repealing health reform if it passes. Earlier, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) pledged to “repeal the disaster.” Also, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) said, “I’ll be Chairman Joe Barton of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and we’ll repeal it.”
In his speech yesterday, Gingrich also exhorted Republicans to commit to “not implementing Copenhagen [global warming treaty] in its current form under any circumstances.”
He also sprinkled some hyperbolic fear-mongering into his speech. Gingrich said the Democrats’ economic agenda is “going to turn the whole country into Detroit — then we’ll all be uneducated, we’ll all be poor, and we’ll all live in dangerous places.”
Here is the video of Newt and his little pep talk just in case you want to hear it..
We can't let this happen... Call your Congress person.. Let them know you support the Democratic Plan for Health Care Reform.. Please.. Don't let the Right win this time around..
h/t Bob Cesca for pointing this out to me.