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Entry from October 07, 2010
Party of Paychecks (Republican party slogan)

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said in September 2010 and again in October 2010 that the Democrat party was the “party of food stamps” and the Republican party was the “party of paychecks.” Gingrich meant that Democrats believe in government handouts, but that Republicans believe in private sector employment. The “party of paychecks” and “party of food stamps” slogans were mentioned on many political blogs.

Wikipedia: Newt Gingrich
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich (pronounced /ˈnjuːt ˈɡɪŋɡrɪtʃ/; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to President Bill Clinton.

A college professor, historian, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected ten times, and his activism as a member of the House’s Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America, Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party’s dramatic success in that year’s Congressional elections and subsequently was elected Speaker of the House. Gingrich’s leadership in Congress was marked by opposition to many of the policies of the Clinton Administration. Shortly after the 1998 elections, when Republicans lost five seats in the House, Gingrich announced his resignation from his House seat and as Speaker.

Since resigning his seat, Gingrich has maintained a career as a political analyst and consultant. He continues to write works related to government and other subjects, such as historical fiction. Recently, he founded the nonpartisan 527 group American Solutions for Winning the Future, and has been an outspoken critic of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Today’s Power Play: Republicans Aren’t Fighting the Tea Party
by Chris Stirewalt | September 29, 2010
“They’re rapidly becoming the party of food stamps versus a Republican Party of paychecks."-- Newt Gingrich on FOX News.

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Gingrich: Obama’s Failure Is Extending the Recession | Hannity
This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” September 30, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GINGRICH: But I have to say, I have to say your opening—these guys create the longest, deepest recession, since the great depression. In June more Americans were on food stamps than ever before in history.

The Democrats have become the party of food stamps. The Republicans are becoming the party of paychecks. And the guys who have made the unemployment, killed the jobs, created the food stamps, are now complaining that the American people don’t like that future?

I think it’s pretty sad that they can’t stand up and defend their own policies.

Lexington Libertarian
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Party of Food Stamps vs. The Party of Paychecks
Obama has instituted a policy of >>>>> TRICKLE DOWN BUREAUCRACY!

“The Democrats have become the Party of Food Stamps. The Republicans have a chance to become the Party of Paychecks.”
Posted by Frederic L. Milliken at 2:22 PM

Gateway Pundit
Newt’s Closing Argument: It’s The “Party of Paychecks” vs. The “Party of Food Stamps”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, October 7, 2010, 5:11 AM
Newt Gingrich spells it out: The Obama-Pelosi regime’s job killing policies have made them the “Party of Food Stamps”, and therefore the Republicans have the chance to become the “Party of Paychecks” this November.
Via Breitbart TV:...

This year Americans will have a clear choice on whether they want freedom, prosperity and opportunity or more food stamps.
The AP reported:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates on November’s ballots to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as “the party of food stamps” while selling the GOP as “the party of paychecks.”

With a month to go before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on Wednesday. He raised money for Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer and the state GOP during a private fundraiser.

He told reporters later that Republicans can campaign as the party of opportunity.

“Most Americans would like to get a paycheck,” Gingrich said. “Most Americans would not like to be forced to have food stamps handed out by liberal Democrats.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • (0) Comments • Thursday, October 07, 2010 • Permalink