Gingrich 5-pt plan for Republican midterm success starts with ignoring media obsession with Trump

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich authored an opinion piece Monday with sage advice for conservative lawmakers hoping to gain back control of the House and Senate in November of this year.

Namely, they must ignore the media’s obsession with former President Donald Trump.

Gingrich explained the overarching need for Republicans to address the real problems affecting the daily lives of Americans before he laid out a five-point plan for victory come the midterm elections.

“The public is dealing with a cost-of-living crisis (more than 20,000,000 are behind on their utility bills), rising energy costs, a record number of homicides, carjackings, and robberies, and the consequences of a wide-open border policy that has brought in a massive influx of both people and drugs. On virtually every front, people are finding themselves frustrated and frightened by a Democratic Party that is simply failing,” he wrote.

“In turn, a powerful battle cry for the fall campaign would be, “It just isn’t working.” There’s proof of concept here. Facing many similar social and economic ills, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ran her successful 1979 campaign on the same simple message: ‘Labour isn’t working.'”

Gingrich described Biden’s recent hate-filled speech in Philadelphia as both “disastrous and dangerous.” He went on to cite a number of polls, beginning with a Trafalgar group poll which stated that 57 percent of respondents believe the speech “represents a dangerous escalation in rhetoric and is designed to incite conflict amongst Americans.” Only 36 percent agreed with the posit that such rhetoric “is acceptable campaign messaging that is to be expected in an election year.”

More broadly, a Monmouth University poll conducted in June found that 88 percent believe America to be “on the wrong track.”

In order to take advantage of that, Gingrich presented his five-point plan, which every Republican lawmaker should read if they can find the time to stop bloviating on Twitter.

“First, ignore the media’s efforts to get you to focus on 2024 presidential politics and the unending effort to smear President Donald Trump. Your job is to stay focused on the issues that matter in the lives of everyday people. The cost-of-living crisis, especially the skyrocketing cost of food, comes first. The ripple effects of the cost-of-living crisis on electricity prices, gasoline prices, heating oil in the Northeast, diesel fuel, fertilizer, and other necessities should be a part of your campaign. When possible, campaign at gas stations and grocery stores. Explain big-government socialist spending as the major cause of inflation.”

“Second, crime may be the big sleeper issue this fall. Philadelphia is on pace to suffer from a record number of homicides in 2022. A staggering 70 percent of Philadelphians consider crime and safety their biggest issue. Biden said nothing about it while speaking there. Republicans might note that Pennsylvania’s Democratic senatorial candidate, John Fetterman, has two people convicted of murder on his payroll and voted to release other criminals with murder convictions from prison, even though the other members of the Board of Pardons refused to put them back on the street.”

He continued, “In Atlanta, which now has more murders and aggravated assaults per capita than Chicago, the Democratic district attorney is focused on investigating the last election rather than locking up criminals. The same story can be told in city after city.”

“Third, tie the flood of illegal immigrants across the open border with the flood of illegal drugs and overdose deaths now surpassing 100,000 people per year,” Gingrich wrote.

“Fourth, insist on the right of parents to know what is being taught to their children and what is going on in the classrooms. As high a number as 84 percent believe parents have an absolute right to know what is being taught to their children,” he noted.

“Fifth, insist on a better funded-but-reformed Pentagon to enable America to stand up to communist China. Emphasize that we need a military focused on defeating America’s enemies, not on being a woke social service center,” Gingrich directed.

He concluded, “Show America how a party with commitment and optimism can achieve what a party with hate and anger cannot.”

Time is short, and the question is whether elected Republicans will heed the advice or continue allowing the radical Left to capture hill after hill after hill.

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