Newt Gingrich is urging fellow Republicans to become the "party of yes."

The former speaker will make the plea in a speech to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Here's an excerpt of this prepared remarks:

“To win in 2010 and 2012, it's not enough to say no to the radical agenda of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid,” said Gingrich. “Tonight's speech will explain why real leadership requires Republicans to offer a compelling vision of safety, prosperity, and freedom that stands in vivid contrast to Obama's secular, socialist, machine now running Washington.”

Gingrich continued, “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.”