Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, explains why he thinks Donald Trump will succeed in reforming Washington. Mr. Gingrich believes that the movement that elected Mr. Trump is far deeper and stronger than anyone understands. This will be a Yuge opportunity to rein in big government. This is an encouraging read.
As Written By Newt Gingrich for Fox News:
The election of Donald Trump marks the third great effort to break free from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal system that has dominated American government for more than 80 years.
The first effort to overturn this bureaucratic establishment was Ronald Reagan in 1980.
The second was the Contract with America in 1994, which resulted in the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years.
As I argued in my speech at the Heritage Foundation this week, the third great effort is the movement that Donald Trump now leads.
In all three cases, the elites were contemptuous, the polls were wrong, the propaganda media was relentlessly hostile, and the American people threw out the establishment and the Left to their great shock.
In the first two waves–Reagan in the 1980s and the Republican Revolution of the 1990s—the insurgents accomplished a great deal in a short time but the left-wing, bureaucratic establishment outlasted the popular surge and the old order took back power.
The Trump surge is larger, deeper, and more energetic than the first two waves ….
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