Gingrich Bashes Bannon's "War On The Establishment GOP": "As A Strategy, It's Stunningly Stupid"

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Appearing on the Sean Hannity radio show, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laid into Bannon's efforts to launch an outright civil war within the Republican Party, describing it as "stunningly stupid." 

As The Hill notes, Gingrich instead suggests that Bannon should dedicate his fundraising efforts to supporting mainstream candidates in states like Missouri and West Virginia in order to assure a larger Republican majority in the Senate for the last two years of Trump's first term.

Gingrich pushed back on Hannity's nationally-syndicated radio show Tuesday when asked about Bannon's comments.


“The point I would make as a strategist is you got 10 Democrats up next year in states Trump carried,” Gingrich noted. “You have six Democrats up next year in states Trump carried by a huge margin. Now you take the amount of money Bannon is going to raise. If he spent that money in North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia — the fact is you would have such a big Republican majority, you’d pass the stuff you guys want to pass."


"Creating a civil war inside the Republican Party may feel good, but I think as a strategy, it is stunningly stupid. I’m just being really honest," he added.

Of course, the criticism from Gingrich comes after Bannon appeared on Fox News with Hannity vowing to, among other things, "challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz" in the upcoming mid-term election cycle.

100%. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States, and that's the agenda we know that backs the working men and women...


Karl Rove, Steven Law, these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. It's a new game in town. We are going to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell's biggest asset is the money. We're going to make it the biggest liability. We're going after these guys tooth and nail.


They have to understand. There's a basic agenda that President Trump rand on and won. He carried states that Republicans haven't carried in living memory -- Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. This agenda works. The American people voted for it. It's their responsibility.


There's a coalition coming together. It's going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz. Whether it's Utah, Wyoming, whether it's in Oregon.


These names are all going to come out in the next several weeks.

Oddly enough, Gingrich seems to be calling for the same campaign tactics that failed both Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff, namely that 'more money' equals 'more victories'.  Love him or hate him, Trump's candidacy should have proven once and for all that money can't necessarily buy results any longer in modern American politics...shockingly, that conclusion is seemingly lost on Newt Gingrich.

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IntercoursetheEU's picture

It's ALL one big party and Bannon ain't in it.

VWAndy's picture

 He is part of the show to. Controled op

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Our deep state is deeper than your shovels.

Manthong's picture


Sorry Newt…

We can no longer work with shills of the banks and corporate kleptocracy.

They will have to go the hard way.

The media and NFL are learning their lessons the hard way…

It is Congress’s turn now.

No amount of big pocket donors will offset the growing understanding of the majority of what has been done to


kliguy38's picture

Fuck you POS shill for the pork brigade

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

A political dinsoaur from the 90s tells us how it should be done...

No one cares what you think Newt. Go home.

NoDebt's picture

Newt's right, but he's also wrong.  Bannon is doing something completely different with a different objective than how Newt is looking at this.  

Newt wants the Rs to win.  Bannon is trying to change what the Rs ARE.


Mercury's picture

Without a GOP civil war there wouldn't be any Trump presidency.

In the Venn diagram of Democrats, Establishment GOP and Trump Revolutionaries, most of the overlap is between the first two.

Ghost of Porky's picture

Gingrich walked out on his wife and mother of his children at the hospital while she was having cancer surgery.



Escrava Isaura's picture

Gingrich: War On The Establishment GOP…..It's Stunningly Stupid"

Your base stunningly stupid? I am shocked.

Now please tell us: Why did you think you won?


HopefulCynical's picture

Not sure why Newt is saying this, unless someone who's got pics of him fucking the sheep has ordered him to do damage control vis a vis Bannon. Regardless, Newt is 100% wrong. Why the fuck does he think electing Yertle Jr, McStain Jr, etc. wil change anything? They'll promptly start spouting Bankster Bailout Bob Corker rhetoric, about "protecting" the poor little sheeple from big ol' meany Trump.

johngaltfla's picture

There is a reason Newt is irrelevant.

Perhaps he should listen to the crappola he spews to find out why.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The False Right / Left Paradigm of

Tyrannical Lawlessness

has been exposed.

And, they’re scared Shitless as best they should be.

Playtime's Over's picture

And what good is winning if it does not make any difference.  Bannon has the better argument.  We grasp that.

Miskondukt's picture

Thank you. The simple and hard truth.  

jcaz's picture

"I'm just being really honest"-

Ah, as opposed to your usual shade of honest, Newt?   Thanks.....

Akzed's picture

Hey Newt, what happened to Bldg 7? What about Bldgs 3, 4, 5, & 6?

Max Cynical's picture

No Newt, you know what's stunningly stupid, not playing ball and attacking a populist President while stroking a 9% public approval rating.

JRobby's picture

As part of "the GOP Establishment", Newt is stunningly stupid.

DocBerg's picture

Newt is the person, who realizing that the Establishment could never get NAFTA ratified by the Senate, instead rammed it through unconstitutionally as a mere bill, and not as a treaty, and Fly Over Country has been declining ever since.  

Why would anybody take this corporate shill seriously any more?

historian40's picture

Bannon is in it.  His clause of keeping Ted Cruz was no offhand thing.  They are both zionists.  I'm not sure on Bannon, but Cruz is a religious zionist, whose devotion to the idol "Jewish State" goes beyond loyalty to anything or anyone else, including Jesus.  If those are the sorts that are to make the Republican party "better", no thanks.  They are on a mission of destruction and conquest for their antichrist jewish handlers they call "chosen people".

The zionist empire grabs people like them as useful idiots.  They pull them from various areas like public relations(Bannon), government(Tom Cotton), and religion(John Hagee), together into places like ZOA(Zionist Organization of America), hand out awards, give speeches, and share information.

They are the proselytes of the "jews", working to bring them whatever they desire, which is, the world.

"“Steve is one of the best friends that Israel has had in any administration,” said Arthur Schwartz, external political and policy adviser to ZOA. “We're honored that he accepted our invitation.""

IntercoursetheEU's picture

It's not the jews fault that you're a 'useless idiot'. Don't care...I'd rather put my money on winners, not refried Nazi pretenders.

Al Gophilia's picture

It gives a reason to pause whenever I hear anyone give support to or lauds Ted Cruz. After his behavior in the presidential race, it amazes me that Trump or any libertarians give him a heartbeat of consideration.

sarz's picture

The Cruz thing is puzzling. Cruz is closely associated with Bill Kristol. And what about his father's link to Oswald? 

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Bannon is against foreign interventions, and told Trump not to strike Syria. Fwiw.

No Time for Fishing's picture

I'm planning in investing up to $100 in the mid-terms to get my guys in and I'm going to send 100% to Bannon and $0 to Mitch. 

Calmyourself's picture

I got an idea Newt, lets keep doing the exact same thing while expecting a different result, their's a name for this as I remember.  Rinoball..

Freddie's picture

Newt is a known CFR member along with Bill Clinton and others.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Newt, sometimes a marriage does not work, we want to break up with the R party. Some of these guys are real Weinsteins.

I suspect a split would leave the RINOs in a minority. Who knows maybe with tough love some could be saved.

Maybe the lefties in the D party might do the same and that would even the playing field.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Ha!  If anybody should know about marriages not working out, it's Gingrich.

Perhaps the surveillance state has evidence of him cheating on his wife (again). 

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

Perhaps ol' Newt should direct his "stunningly stupid" BS at McConnell and Ryan.  THEY are the ones who can't - or, more accurately, won't - get anything done.

No Time for Fishing's picture

They believe they have done a spectacular job at making Trump look like a fool and preventing any of We the People's agenda pass, they haven't yet realized that We the People only see their failure to perform not Trumps. Perhaps 2018 will teach them. 

Everybodys All American's picture

Gingerich: It's time to choose sides. We see what side you have chosen. Siding with the corrupt is not going to get it done.

natxlaw's picture

In the words of Malik Zulu Shabazz "To Hell with Newt Gingrich"

Collectivism Killz's picture

Says establishment GOP failure......

Yippie21's picture

" Listen to me! ".. oh, and check out my new book...   and my wife, did I mention my wife?  Calissssta!  She has another book out too! "  ~ please clap

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Get it now just $50. $45. Gimme $20 and I owe you $10 back. $5 and you get to fuck my wife too. $5 and you get the book, Calista and I baby sit your dog for the week. What do you mean you don't trust me with your dog?

AC_Doctor's picture

Coming from one of the BIGGEST NEOCONS on the planet.  Chief Newt speaks well, but does with a forked tongue.

Freddie's picture

Newt should go stand by the wailing wall with Harvey.

So is Bannon a real goy and patriot or just controlled opposition?

historian40's picture

He's a zionist.  So is Ted Cruz, who Bannon exempts from his targets.  He's going to speak at the Zionist Organization of America in November, and has been declared a friend of the antichrist state.

I'm not sure if Bannon joined Trump when he participated in the ritual to antichrist at the wailing wall or not.

Tsunami Wave's picture

It didn't have to be said but CFR member RINO Gingrich is a complete idiot.  Judicial watch even named him one of the most corrupt members of congress once (  Tried and failed to run for prez (especially in 2012 as we all memoribly know).  He's a jerk

Ntoxic8ingWave's picture

Bannon isn't an establishment republican, so its exactly what he wants, and needs to be done. Down with the two party duopoly.

White Devil's picture

Gingrich was sucking Pelosi's global warming dick about 8 years ago. He even made a TV commercial with her about it.

martygraw's picture

global warming is real.  do not make this part of your political craziness.