Gingrich honored the 20th anniversary of his “Contract with America” by pointing conservatives back to a key point in his Republican blueprint, arguing that federal bureaucracy cannot simply be “fixed” but must be overhauled and replaced.
The Pentagon, Gingrich stressed, must be included in this overhaul.
“You have 23,000 people working in a building built in the middle of World War II using paper-based bureaucratic models,” he said. “Now, if we’re going to be tough-minded about government bureaucracy, why wouldn’t we be tough-minded about the Pentagon?”
Newt Gingrich: ‘Turn the Pentagon Into a Triangle’
In 1994, after languishing in the minority for 40 years, the Republicans decided to stop being the me-too party. They took a principled conservative stand against the reigning liberal dogmas -- and won big, taking control of Congress. Key to this victory was Newt Gingrich's Contract with America, a conservative agenda that rallied Americans in favor of limited government and promised to reform the way Congress worked.