|Jan. 31, 2018 - Former House
Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a welcome reception fundraiser.
Gingrich outlined principles by which Republicans can win in 2018 and
go on to re-elect President Trump in 2020. First, Gingrich said,
"Go home and take on everyone." Democrats can be defeated
Gingrich said, because they had acted "like a herd of musk ox," all
voting against the largest cut in a generation. Second, Gingrich
said, "Don't complain about the news media," which he described as "the
offensive wing of the other team." "Win despite the news media,"
Gingrich said. Next, Gingrich said, "You have to have the courage
to fight." "We're in a cultural war with people who despise us,"
he said. He urged attendees to "study Trump, one of the greatest
articulators I have ever seen." Finally, Gingrich said, "Fifty
percent of our effort should be devoted to explaining the tax cut."