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Gingrich Goal-$2.00 per gallon gasoline - With rising gasoline price. This will resonate.
February 15, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 02/15/2012 7:38:49 AM PST by mitchell001

For many months now, Newt Gingrich has been preaching "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less", in talking about developing more and more US energy resources especially oil and gas. He is pushing specifics about off-shore, Alaska, Canadian Keystone Pipeline, horizontal shale drilling, etc. With the poor jobs situation and gasoline costs climbing to $4.00 per gallon, Newt has a goal of $2.00 gasoline, which we can achieve with aggressive domestic oil development. Newt is a leader who could make $2.00 gasoline a reality by facilitating domestic supply. Again, Romney and Santorum are vague and timid about this subject.


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KEYWORDS: elections; energy; gasoline; gingrich; newt; vanity

1 posted on 02/15/2012 7:38:59 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Michele Bachmann was called a moron for making the same promise.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mitchell001

Stop the Middle East from dictating the price of our oil would really help. Drill for our own oil and gas, build new refinery’s in our country. Also tell EPA to go suck sand....it’s our country and if they don’t like the oil and gas in our country.........don’t use it.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 7:43:38 AM PST by RC2
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To: TitansAFC

PING!!


4 posted on 02/15/2012 7:45:00 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: mitchell001

Lets watch how many hypocrites weigh in shall we?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2767284/posts


5 posted on 02/15/2012 7:45:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 7:46:50 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

He can at least make it an issue...which none of them has done since Perry dropped out.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:00 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: cripplecreek

$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:00 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: cripplecreek

$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:13 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: cripplecreek

$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:13 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: cripplecreek

$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:13 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Early onset?


12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:48:45 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mitchell001

Man, you can say that again.....and again.....and again.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:49:31 AM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: RC2

Stop the Middle East from dictating the price of our oil would really help. Drill for our own oil and gas, build new refinery’s in our country. Also tell EPA to go suck sand....it’s our country and if they don’t like the oil and gas in our country.........don’t use it.
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Where is your campaign site? I’m interested... :p


14 posted on 02/15/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by Irenic
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To: mitchell001

Bachmann didn’t make it a goal, she guaranteed it, which is impossible to do. We could quadruple supply and gas could remain $4 if Goldman Sachs decides it is so. Refineries are shutting down all over the country because they are no longer profitable. We are not refining enough oil. The gas prices we are paying are fake speculative proces non based on supply and demand. They should probably be under $2 right now in this market.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:02 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: mitchell001

Obama will open the spigots wide on the reserves and ask his Muslim OPEC buddies to increase production (for just a short while) and flood the market with cheap gasoline beginning in August and lasting through November.

He can then look at Newt and say, “$2.00 gas? I brought gasoline prices down much lower than that” and American will go back to watching American Idol and Jersey Shore — right after voting for Obozo again.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:08 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: mitchell001

I would love to see that but can he either increase production massively or reduce the new consumption in emerging countries.

I like Newt but, Messiah complex anyone?


17 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:53 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: cripplecreek

LOL, Some of them make me sick. Bachmann said it first and she was pummeled. Newt says it and it is great and resonates.

oh well


18 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:53 AM PST by dforest
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To: mitchell001

Don’t tell me it will resonate, that’s pointless. If it resonates, then the proof will be in the pudding. If not, then why waste bandwidth telling me how great this strategy will be?


19 posted on 02/15/2012 7:52:53 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

You are for managing the decay of US. Achieving $2 gasoline is easy compared to JFK man on the moon goal. Come on. What has happened to my fellow American’s Can Do attitude?


20 posted on 02/15/2012 7:56:53 AM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Toss in abolishing the security theater known as TSA, and I’m there.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 8:00:20 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: mitchell001
This will resonate.

Maybe not so much.

If he had industry backing, a plan to $70 per barrel oil (which is about what it would take) then perhaps.

This resonates like Madona arm waving at halftime.

22 posted on 02/15/2012 8:00:35 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: mitchell001

When Bachmann started tanking, she claimed she would restore $1.80 gasoline.

That claim didn’t help her campaign either.

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Such claims are blatant pandering.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 8:16:39 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Boogieman

$4 per gal. for gas is something even an Obama voter can almost understand.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 8:20:03 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mitchell001
$2.00 gas is a valid goal no matter who is pushing it.

Why not promote $0.75 a loaf for bread?

$1.25 McDonald's Happy Meal?

$1.50/gallon milk?

$10.00/month basic cable?

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25 posted on 02/15/2012 8:22:17 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

A goal is not a promise, that is the difference.

BTW- I get bread for 75cents a loaf :)


26 posted on 02/15/2012 8:54:50 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mitchell001

While the sentiment is nice, attaching a ‘goal’ figure is pandering in my opinion. Do we stop there? A little higher? How high is high or low is low enough?

It is enough to state that the US will do everything possible to thwart the malicious legal machinations of tree huggers, liberals and socialists while simultaneously providing an unfettered process that allows free markets and companies to develop additional oil sources that will help bring down the cost to the consumer.


27 posted on 02/15/2012 8:59:43 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mitchell001

Drill off the coast of New England...Drill off the coast of California...if they don’t like it...F them...


28 posted on 02/15/2012 10:41:10 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: wolfman23601
The gas prices we are paying are fake speculative proces non based on supply and demand. They should probably be under $2 right now in this market.

The technical ignorance of most candidates is astounding. The Mombasa MF, who could not change a tire on that girlie bike he rides is too typical.

Exec Order #1: End Boutique Blending of Fuels to suit mythical local conditions based entirely upon bogus Left-wingnut "science.":
Exec Order #2: Quadruple the number of refineries and make them close to the oilfields they serve
Exec Order #3: Encourage automakers to build a 2500lb family car that seats 4 and is powered by a small turbo diesel with electronic engine management, with at least a 50mpg goal. Trade airbags for 4-point seatbelts. Trim the length of cars by ditching those massive bumpers.
Exec Order #4: Tax automobiles by displacement; no tax up to 2 liters. In a country with 70-75mph speed limits as the maximum, is there any sane reason why a Toyota Corolla has to be faster off the line than a 1965 Ferrari? No need to sacrifice AC or any creature comforts, just go slower at the top end and make tire shredding acceleration VERY expensive. You want it? Be my guest on your tab.

A 2:76-1 rear end does wonders for wear and for mileage. You want a 4.11-1, you pay for it. In the 60's and 70's the dream was 0-60 in under 12 secs. Just roll back performance expectations to that number. We are forced to buy what are essentially racing cars!

SUV's for example, are massively overpowered and overweight. And since they have no real room inside their boxes, have no real advantage over a station wagon, like those beautiful VWs. Minivans? Sure. Stick a diesel in'em. Let's get some mileage here folks.

Let the Chinese buy from the camel jockeys. A few months of doing business with the CHICOM should make them come back to us with hat in hand.

Traffic: Is there any reason why Americans are considered too stupid to negotiate more traffic circles and roundabouts? We waste millions of gallons at needless red lighted intersections. Get it moving.

Between the US, Mexico, and Canada, we can have our very own OPEC. Motor fuel at $2/gal. Sure, why not. Make it diesel and can the ultra-refining. Makes too much sense.

Oh yeah, close the EPA and shoot every third environmentalist every day for a week.

29 posted on 02/15/2012 10:53:29 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Kenny Bunk

You had me on-board with EO #s one and two, then you had to go all socialist and try and control what the market can make and what the consumer can buy.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 11:12:09 AM PST by Senior Chief (Here I am, right where I left myself.)
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To: Senior Chief
.....then you had to go all socialist and try and control what the market can make and what the consumer can buy.....

Naah! Go buy any damn thing you want. We all ready pay for registration by weight. How's this for a compromise: Take the environmental regulations off diesel. If they are clean enough nowadays for the EU, they are clean enough for me.

In my warped motorhead world view, diesel is the answer, baby. Along with ending "boutique blends, ethanol subsidies, and definitely shooting every third environmentalist for a week.

Compromise? OK. We'll shoot every 5th environmentalist, but extend it for two weeks. OK?
Sociological-philolopsidigal problem" : When gas was cheap, hoi polloi in their abysmal ignorance ignored thermal efficiency. What we need to rescue this lash-up right now is cheap energy AND efficiency. I.E., The $2-buck-chuck diesel PLUS 50 mpg, just like my VW TDI, which is one sweet machine and my old MB 300TD which has become rather idiosyncratic after 600,000 miles.

One other thing: Hydrocarbon fuels are what we got for the next century at least. It will take at least that long to develop and switch us over to hydrogen or whatever is next ,,, if anything. These "alternatives," are just so much codswallop.

Taking back my compromise offer ... it's off the table. I will shoot every other environmentalist for three weeks.

31 posted on 02/15/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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