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Date posted - December 23, 2013
The President now cares little about petty politics, transient opinion polls or the vagaries of governing; he sees himself as a change-agent not just in America, but on the world stage. This spring he will give the Israelis an ultimatum: either agree to “land for peace” or suffer United Nations sanctions. As with the Iranian agreement, actual peace and accord is not important, just the appearance and good intentions will be enough to bring acclaim. Just as he was made President of the United States he will be made President of the World Bank where he will advocate a tax and re-distribution of wealth. Hillary will be appointed Vice President and will travel the country trying to fix Obamacare. Democrats will blame health care problems on Tea Party obstructionism, insurance company greed and health provider incompetence. As in the recent budget-vote, the Establishment Republicans will cut a deal that replaces the government imposed rationing of Obamacare with the consumer selected rationing of Health Savings Accounts. For most of the last eighty years the Progressives have controlled the agenda, the economy and campaign funding. However, in 1994 Newt Gingrich gained the support of enough Catholic Democrats and Independents to win 54 seats and gain a majority in the House. Many of these seats were lost in 2006; some were Tea Party gains in 2010; still, as many as 45 seats are within 5% of being Republican gains in 2014. Add these gains to the 60 budget-vote conservatives and we could have a Tea Party majority leading the Republican Caucus and the House of Representatives. Ten of the states where Gingrich achieved gains now have vulnerable Senate Democrats. Tea Party gains in these senate races and in several open Republican races could give conservatives a majority in the Republican Caucus and the Senate. As in 1994, we need Newt Gingrich to recruit House and Senate candidates, coordinate a national campaign and guide the selection of a new leadership in Congress.