Newt Gingrich: Republicans Face Real Disaster
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What? The hyper-organized, disciplined, get-out-the-message, self-righteous Republicans are in trouble? Quick! Call for help! Look up in the sky! Itâ€™s a bird! Itâ€™s a plane! Itâ€™sâ€¦ itâ€™s â€¦ ::cricket, cricket::
Shellshocked House Republicans got warnings from leaders past and present Tuesday: Your partyâ€™s message isnâ€™t good enough to prevent disaster in November, and neither is the NRCCâ€™s money.
Oh no! Whatâ€™s a Republican to do? Ooo! Ooo! I know! Pick me! Solution: Every man for himself!
The double shot of bad news had one veteran Republican House member worrying aloud that the partyâ€™s electoral woes â€” brought into sharp focus by Woody Jenkinsâ€™ loss to Don Cazayoux in Louisiana on Saturday â€” have the House Republican Conference splitting apart in â€œeverybody for himselfâ€ mode.
This is one dire situation. Thereâ€™s gotta be a superhero around here somewhere. Wait! Whoâ€™s that undressing in that phone booth? Why, itâ€™s Newt â€œLooks-Unappealing-In-Tightsâ€ Gingrich!
In a piece published in Human Events, the Republicansâ€™ onetime captain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, warned his old colleagues that they face â€œreal disasterâ€ on Election Day unless they move immediately to â€œchart a bold course of real reformâ€ for the country.