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

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.


Escrava Isaura Ghost of Porky Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:25 Permalink

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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?  

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HopefulCynical Escrava Isaura Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:28 Permalink

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.

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DocBerg Manthong Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:02 Permalink

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?

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historian40 IntercoursetheEU Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

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.""…

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lasvegaspersona VWAndy Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:13 Permalink

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.

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historian40 Freddie Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:13 Permalink

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.

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