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(CNN) — Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is warning of a third party mutiny in 2012 if Republicans don’t figure out a way to shape up.
“If the Republicans can’t break out of being the right wing party of big government, then I think you would see a third party movement in 2012,” Gingrich said Thursday. The speech, to a group of students at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri, was recorded by Springfield TV station KY3.
But Gingrich, bemoaning President Barack Obama’s “monstrosity of a budget,” acknowledged that Republicans are partially to blame for the escalation in federal spending.
"Remember, everything Obama’s doing, Bush started last year,” he said. “If you’re going to talk about big spending, the mistakes of the Bush administration last year are fully as bad as the mistakes of Obama’s first two, three months.”
Gingrich told the students that the current governmental system “is so sick, so out of touch and so arrogant that you’re going to have a nationwide rebellion at the polls of people in both parties who are just fed up.”
“You can do a Facebook page, you can Twitter,” he said. “I Twitter right now and I think we’re at like, I don’t know, 18,000 or 20,000 thousand people that follow my Twitter, which I have to say I think is nuts. But there are ways to communicate, you’re not trapped by CBS news.”
Gingrich has repeatedly said that he will decide in early 2011 whether he plans to seek the White House in 2012.
Originally posted by Tentickles
Voting for a third party is not the answer. Remember they are still politicians and when they get into office the real people behind the government are really in power. The third party candidate might fight a little harder against their rule but they always win in the end.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
That's good news, though why wait for 2012?
A third party has a great opportunity coming in 2010!!
Get the ball rolling right now, make a dent in 2010, gain some limited foothold, then 2012's results can start the snowball effect
Changing the face of the government will be gradual, you cannot expect any new party to have immediate power, over a period of time though, if the third party remains true to their ideals, fights the good fight, and it will be a fight because the Dems/Reps will not lay down and if they see it as a legitimate threat both fix crosshairs on the third. It will look ugly at times but they must remain vigilant and trust that the people can see through the barage. Then there can be a new voice in Congress.
A hornet's nest...
We the People Party!
for the people, by the people
Vote third party 2010