In Gingrich Mold, a New Voice for Solid Resistance in G.O.P.

The last time Congressional Republicans were this out of power, they turned to a college professor from Georgia, Newt Gingrich, to lead the opposition, first against President Bill Clinton in a budget battle in 1993, and then back into the majority the following year.

As Republicans confronted President Obama in another budget battle last week, their leadership included another new face: Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who as the party’s ... Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Feb. 15, 2009

It’s been a long time since I suffered through such an amateurish, transparent piece of trash masquerading as “journalism” as is this ludicrous homage to Gingrich and his sycophant, Eric Cantor. Remember Newt? Mr. Moral Majority Newt who was doing the same thing he was so shocked about Clinton doing with Monica? The Newt who helped usher in the Bush years?

Particularly sad is that leftover Republicans count as victory, their sowing doubt about the stimulus bill with the public. Proof that they’re only interested in advancing their bedrock policies of failed tax cuts and incompetent governance that gave us our economic-crisis-headed-to-recession in the first place. Amazingly, after all this hyperbole, the article finishes with the fact that it’s Cantor who sent to a reporter the bizarre video with 13 bleeped shame-shame words. Enough said.

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Kenneth Sibbett
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by Kenneth Sibbett - Feb. 15, 2009

Why anyone would brag about talking about to The great "Newt" is beyond me. While this is a biography of Mr. Cantor, and not a favorable one, He needs to remember that Newt was run out of town.

According to the people I talk to the Republicans didn't do anything but dig a deeper hole for their party for staying on the side lines and doing nothing.

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Norman Farrell
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by Norman Farrell - Feb. 15, 2009

This is a puff piece for GOP Whip Eric Cantor and his claimed mentor, Newt Gingrich. It hails "solid Republican resistance" and fails to note the hypocrisy of the party claiming desire to reach out to Obama while acting diligently to obstruct . Nagourney passes along uncritically Cantor's gratuitous insults of Democratic leadership. This is lazy, unhelpful journalism that ignores the major issues of the day.

Polls suggest that more than 2/3 of Americans want action taken to restore faith in financial institutions and movement away from the disastrous GOP policies of total deregulation. They put the thieves in charge of policing themselves and look what happened. Surprise?

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Peter Henry
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by Peter Henry - Feb. 16, 2009

This piece is an advertisement for the Republican Party House whip, Rep. Eric Cantor. The article touts the similarities between him and Newt Gingrich, but without reminding us that Newt was the father of the ultra-partisanship which has prevailed since then, mostly by the Republicans. Don't waste your time on this piece unless you are a Republican partisan and need cheering up.

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Peter L. Combs
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by Peter L. Combs - Feb. 16, 2009

A very well written piece on an up and coming member of the GOP. The writer did a great job juxtopositioning him to former Speaker Gingrich. Names names, some good background info.

The GOP needs to retool itself, just as the Democratic Party did after Reagan. A two party system at a minimum is crucial. Having only lost by 3% -4%in the popular vote it seems a do-able task. Interesting article for the TImes.

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Leo Romero
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by Leo Romero - Feb. 14, 2009
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