‘Contract With America’ 2.0?

Barry Jackson

House Minority Leader John Boehner has tapped Barry Jackson, the originator of the Contract With America which helped the Republicans take back the majority in 1994.  Only one question, and one answer come to mind.

Question: Is John Boehner serious about preserving the republic, or is this a way for a progressive republican party to get back in power and finish the job that Barack Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton started.

Answer: If elected officials are not campaigning, and then creating legislation that is fiscally responsible and shrinking the size of government and the destruction of liberty (Patriot Act), they are working for the progressives.

Boehner hires new chief of staff

House Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office announced it has hired Barry Jackson, an architect of the “Contract with America,” to serve as Boehner’s chief of staff.

Republican leaders have discussed the possibility of drafting a second document, similar to 1994 “Contract” that helped the GOP win back the House, to guide its candidates in the 2010 midterms.

“By bringing the director of the Contract with America back to the Hill during this important time for the nation, we’re sending a message that Republicans are serious about listening to the people, building a principled and lasting majority, and renewing the drive for smaller, more accountable government,” Boehner said in a statement.

Jackson worked on Boehner’s staff in the 1990s and served as an adviser in the George W. Bush White House.

Republican leaders have stated their goal to take back the House of Representatives this year and Jackson’s hiring represents a symbolic and substantial move to bolster that effort.

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