Newt Gingrich says Republicans need to do more than merely oppose the policies of their Democratic counterparts if the GOP is going to be successful in upcoming elections.
"It's not enough to say no to the radical agenda of [President Barack] Obama, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, and [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid," the former House speaker said in a statement Thursday, according to CNN.com's Political Ticker blog.
"America needs to know that Republicans say 'yes' to balancing the budget by growing the economy and reducing spending, not by raising or creating new taxes; 'yes' to empowering patients and doctors to reduce healthcare costs, not government bureaucrats; 'yes' to achieving energy independence through an 'all of the above' strategy that will lower energy costs and stop sending our money to hostile regimes, not through an energy tax that will be a burden on small businesses and families."
Gingrich released the statement in advance of his speech Thursday night at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
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