Newt Gingrich: Jon Runyan is voting for “right-wing social engineering”

Imagine walking into Congress and saying “Sure, I’ll vote to abolish Medicare — What could happen?” Now even Newt Gingrich, the original Republican bomb-thrower and revolutionary, is saying Jon Runyan threw his lot in with extremists:

Gingrich also distanced himself from the plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to turn Medicare into a voucher system: “I think that that is too big a jump.” He called the plan “right-wing social engineering,” which he considers not “any more desirable than left-wing social engineering.”

Of course, the headline could apply to any of our House Republicans, but Frank LoBiondo is more afraid of the Tea Party in a primary than anyone else, and Leonard Lance is going to lose his seat in the great game of musical chairs.

Comments (2)

  1. lfurman

    Gingrich is now a ‘moderate.’

  2. Couch Potato Politics

    Social engineering? These new-age Neo-Con-Artists are nothing more than the end result fo the Gingrich Contract ON , er, with America.

    One thinkg Ol’ Salamander was never short on was hypocrisy.


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