Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gingrich: Republicans Have "Zero" Health Care Ideas

Speaking at the Republican National Committee's summer meeting in Boston, former House Speaker New Gingrich criticized his party for developing "zero" alternatives to Obamacare, which the GOP has tried to repeal 40 times:

“I would bet for most of you, you go home in the next two weeks while your members of Congress are home and you look at them in the eye and you say, ‘What is your positive replacement for Obamacare?’ and they will have zero answer. We are caught up right now in a culture – and you see it every single day – where as long as we are negative, as long as we are vicious, as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to worry, so we don’t.

“This is a very deep problem,” he added. “I’m being totally candid with you.”


Michael J. Mand said...

And therein lies the problem. It's one thing to share misgivings about the plan on the table, or, in this case, the one already passed by Congress - I have a few myself - but it is incumbant upon those who complain to offer an alternative for consideration. Paraphrasing Eldridge Cleaver, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (In chemistry class the saying went, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate. Dr. Perros, at GWU, got more than a few laughs when he repeated that one. But, I digress...)

Jeff Tone said...

John Boehner said that the Republicans' purpose is simply to repeal, not pass, bills. Add in their record number of filibusters. They refuse to govern, to be part of any solution.