Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was often known for his bombastic -- if effective -- words toward the minority Democrats during his time in Congress.

Judging by Monday's tweet of the day, some old habits die hard.

"The two real parties in America are not Democrat and Republican," Gingrich tweeted Monday afternoon from his BlackBerry, "they're the party of big government and the party of the American people."

Gingrich has saved some tough words for Democratic opponents since leaving Congress, unleashing them often via his twitter page.