Former President Trump has brought in former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich to create a new policy that Conservatives can use to win in 2022.
Politico reports that Trump asked Gingrich, along with Mark Meadows, his former chief of staff and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) to come to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and start work on a new “Contract with America” for the GOP to use in the upcoming midterms. The contract will try to transform the “America First” principles of Trump into “a policy for 2022 and beyond” on everything including trade and immigration.
Gingrich said that the contract will not be done “anytime soon” but he hinted at what it might look like.
“It will be positive,” Gingrich said. “Teaching real American history, ending the ‘1619 Project’ and stopping critical race theory.”
With Gingrich as the leader in 1994, Republicans created their “Contract with America,” a collection of principals they pledged to vote on when they won back control of the House. That year, the GOP won 52 House seats, a huge change that forced Clinton to work with Congress to balance America’s budget and get tougher on crime.
Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” worked well as a slogan but was never allowed to gain any traction by the GOP establishment. The former-president’s protection of American workers, opposition to socialism, and focus on protecting America from mass immigration were all issues that establishment Republicans felt uneasy about.
The end result was Trump only being allowed to accomplish anything via executive order, and these orders were subsequently removed by President Biden.
This new “Contract with America” agenda could transform Trump-supporting Republicans and give a blueprint for a new agenda. With concrete promises that could get past establishment Republicans, just like 1994.
Author: Blake Ambrose