GOP touts 'AmericanSpeakingOut.com' site

July 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R.-Ga., Saturday touted a new conservative-leaning Web site, AmericaSpeakingOut.com, saying, "Republicans are listening."

In the weekly GOP radio and Internet address, the four-term Republican congressman called on Americans to visit and contribute to the site, started by House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio., regardless of their political party.

"Republicans are listening and offering better solutions that get Washington out of your way, out of your pocket and back on your side," Gingrey said.

"Americans are calling for a return to common sense in how we solve problems and how the people communicate with their government. ... That's why Republicans have launched America Speaking Out, a new project that is revolutionizing the way we govern by engaging the American people and seeking your ideas for making things better."

The congressman criticized U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, accusing them of "doing an awful lot more talking than listening," and said Americans are "fed up" with the government.

The site says it as an "open forum … where all Americans are welcome to respectfully offer their opinions, regardless of party affiliation and whether we endorse them or not."

"Americans are proud of this country," Gingrey said. "They want to see things get better and they want to be part of that turnaround. That's what America Speaking Out is all about."

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