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November 24, 2013

Breakout by Newt Gingrich

In Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Future, Newt Gingrich and Ross Worthington write about current and future “breakouts,” which are “bigger and more powerful than breakthroughs” (6) in

  • learning
  • health
  • American energy
  • transportation
  • space
  • government

In addition, they discuss breakouts from poverty and disabilities.

Unfortunately, Gingrich recommends only revamping NASA and NIH rather than eliminating them entirely, which is what should be done since space exploration and medical research are not within the federal governments limited responsibilities.  (See the Constitution.)

This type of research and writing are clearly Newt’s niche and what he should be doing rather than running for president claiming to be a conservative.

I recommend the book to anyone interested in the future.

I found the following videos about Breakout:

What I Mean by ‘Breakout’

Newt Gingrich ‘Breakout’

Speaker Newt Gingrich Talks ‘Breakout’

February 13, 2009

Videos: Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich Addressing GOP Tech Summit

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GOP Tech Summit Ning site

Video:  “RNC Chairman Steele addresses the GOP tech summit

Video: “Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addresses the GOP tech summit

My Questions:

  • Was anyone there besides people trying to sell their or their companies’ products and services?
  • Why weren’t arrangements made to allow people outside the Beltway to participate–not just watch?

February 9, 2009

Video: “Newt Gingrich on the Stimulus Package”

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Video:  “Newt Gingrich on the Stimulus Package

February 5, 2009

Video: “Stop the Stimulus Bill”

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Video:  “Stop the Stimulus Bill

Call your Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose the stimulus package.”

December 16, 2008

Video: “Newt Gingrich 4 of 4 Reagan Legacy”

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Video: “Newt Gingrich 3 of 4 Reagan Legacy”

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December 15, 2008

Video: “Newt Gingrich 2 of 4 Reagan Legacy”

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December 10, 2008

Video: “American Solutions Members Say Bankruptcy, Not Bailout for Big Three”

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November 24, 2008

Video: “Newt Gingrich in Second Life”

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November 12, 2008

RNC Chairman

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 11:17 pm
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This afternoon I heard the GOPAC chairman and former lieutenant governor of Maryland Michael Steele on Sean Hannity’s show.  Apparently Steele has decided to run for RNC Chairman.  (I haven’t found out yet how the position is filled.)  I was impressed with what he had to say.

An article in Monday’s Washington Post listed several contenders:

  • Michael Steele
  • Mike Duncan, current RNC Chairman
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Katon Dawson, chairman of the South Carolina GOP
  • Chip Saltsman, former chairman of the Tennessee GOP and Huckabee’s campaign chairman
  • Jim Nussle, head of White House OMB
  • Saul Anuzis, chairman of Michigan GOP
  • Jim Greer, chairman of Florida GOP

At this point, Steele would be my first choice, and Gringrich my second.  (I’ve never even heard of the others.)  The right person in this position could fill the leadership vacuum in the conservative movement and help in rebuilding it and the GOP.

Here is a video of Steele’s speech at the GOP convention this year from the C-SPAN channel on YouTube:

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