When Newt Gingrich released the famed “Contract with America” in September 1994, it was chock-full of very big ideas.
Welfare reform. Tort reform. Tax cuts. A balanced budget amendment.
Gingrich’s plan envisioned an entirely new relationship between the government and the people it governed, a fundamental rethinking of the way in which people interacted (and didn’t) with the federal bureaucracy.
On Friday, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy officially unveiled the “Commitment to America” – a not-at-all subtle attempt to link his bid for the majority to what Gingrich built three decades ago.
Except that a cursory examination of what McCarthy is
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