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Obama jabs at Gingrich's "phony" gas price promise
CBS News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 03/08/2012 12:01:31 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama's visit to Mt. Holly, North Carolina on Wednesday to discuss energy policy and the economy was technically not a campaign stop, but he didn't shy away from adding some politically-tinged remarks during his taxpayer-sponsored visit.

"The next time you hear some politician trotting out some three-point plan for $2 gas, you let 'em know, we know better," Mr. Obama said, seemingly referencing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's pitch to bring gas prices down to $2.50 if he becomes president. "Tell 'em we're tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about."

Mr. Obama toured the Daimler Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant, where he reiterated his support for an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. He commended the plant for building trucks that use less oil, remarking that while domestic oil production should be increased, "we're not going to be able to just drill our way out of the problem of high gas prices."

Mr. Obama announced an initiative to make it easier for towns and cities to build fueling stations for cars that run on electricity, biofuels or natural gas. The initiative would also give tax breaks to families that buy those cars or companies that buy alternative-fuel trucks....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: energy; gasoline; gingrich; newt; obama
Team Obama knows that gas prices are one of the major Achilles' heel that could keep him from a second term.

I want a station to refuel my unicorn-powered gyrocopter.

1 posted on 03/08/2012 12:01:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, he is so going to get newtured. Yeah, you call out Newt, there Barry. Go ahead.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 12:15:20 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Almost as “phony” as Obama’s promise to cut the deficit in half. All I can say is 56% of the public had to be brain dead in ‘08.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 12:19:04 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Obama never heard the one about the pot & kettle & a certain color.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 12:22:29 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Tell ‘em we’re tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about.”

Given his record, I can’t believe he’s saying this....


5 posted on 03/08/2012 12:23:44 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Republican1795.

You’d have to assume that Newt is lying to compare this pot to that kettle.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 12:24:14 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Tell ‘em we’re tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about.”

It’s official now, folks. The man literally has no sense of shame.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 12:28:54 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just happened to wander over to YouTube tonight and ended up listening to some old Reagan speeches and then Reagan’s funeral.

And then I hear Obama, such a cheap and tawdry man, so full of himself and so empty of what it means to be the president of the United States.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 12:29:53 AM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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9 posted on 03/08/2012 12:31:21 AM PST by anglian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from the guy who is actively destroying America in every way possible.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 12:33:43 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The month Obama took office gas prices were roughly $1.80 !!!

A BUCK EIGHTY!

This wasn’t ancient history. It was less than four years ago, and all on his watch.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 12:40:32 AM PST by Advil000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suppose the Daimler Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant is a good place to spout off about alternative energy sources and the rising costs of fuel. Hmm....isn't NC a right to work state too?

And the count is two and 0, with no one on base.
12 posted on 03/08/2012 12:43:51 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: DemforBush

Actually thats a beautiful quote because we could use it against him. We coudl only be tired of hearing false promises because we been hearing it from him for the past 4 years


13 posted on 03/08/2012 1:02:37 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: ReneeLynn
You’d have to assume that Newt is lying to compare this pot to that kettle.

I thought that to until I realized that just because you have a really blackened pot doesn't mean that your kettle is black too. Your kettle just might be really shiny and the pot is just plain jealous or maybe just a liar trying to draw attention away from his own shame.

14 posted on 03/08/2012 1:02:37 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Pot meet kettle. He’s such an ego maniac he may think his own record doesn’t count.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 1:16:30 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Advil000

But gas prices did get up to nearly $4 under GWB’s term. That was on his watch. Let’s just say that presidents do not have power to control gas prices, and realize that it’s a full government process. Taxes, drilling, alternative fuels, and alternative transportation work together to bring about the price. My car died in October, and I haven’t bought a gallon of gas since. It’s probably the best thing that could have happened to my wallet. It’s forced me to make some changes to my lifestyle, but has not adversely affected me at all. A bus pass here in Austin costs $30 per month. That’s less than the cost of a tank of gas for one week. My parents want me to to take the $4000 that I have in the bank and put it on a new car, but I don’t think I will. I can get to my job across town with no problem, and I have tons of time to read. And I have plenty of money for anything else that might come up.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 1:40:42 AM PST by christx30
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To: christx30

Check this out

April 24, 2006

Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices

By MICHAEL JANOFSKY

NY Times- one paragraph snip

Officials at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which advises House candidates, said they sent a memorandum to candidates on Thursday offering guidance on using the issue to their advantage. The memorandum includes a “sample statement” that recommends telling voters, “Americans are tired of giving billion-dollar tax subsidies to energy companies and foreign countries while paying record prices at the pump.”

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20060424monday.html


17 posted on 03/08/2012 2:16:18 AM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: christx30

Those prices were 3.00 /gal in SOME places.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 2:18:18 AM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWTdTnhebs

"We're the most transparent and ethical administration is U.S. history."

"Tell 'em we're tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about."

19 posted on 03/08/2012 2:22:25 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We start drilling Saudi and Iran will lower their price from $100-plus to $30/barrel within weeks.

World economy is weak including China, there is no reason for gas price going up.

Just like Newt said, just drill more to create jobs and pay off deficits by reducing trade deficit and by increasing federal tax revenue.

No brainer, just common sense.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 2:28:16 AM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: Mark

Right. They are looking to exploit the ignorance of the electorate in order to win elections. But I was looking at solutions to the problem. And neither side has a monopoly on solutions. We are going to need to invest in more oil, at the same time as investing more money into infrastructure to get a lot of people out of their cars. Public transportation is going to have to improve a lot. Most of the buses I am on during the day are standing room only. That’s 35 to 40 people that are not driving around in cars. It takes up less space on the road and uses less gas. And it REALLY sucks sometimes when I am trying to get home from my job interview so I can get changed to go to work (by the way, I got the job, which will mean an extra $500 a month), but then I realize that traveling across town and back cost me almost nothing, and my car would have cost me $10 or so.
The problem is going to require an “all of the above” approach that no side seems to want to do.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 2:31:18 AM PST by christx30
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To: christx30

But gas prices did get up to nearly $4 under GWB’s term...And what happened when he announced he was issuing permits for new leases? Dropped back under $2.00 because OPEC didn’t like that scenario.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 2:37:38 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, Romney says the same thing. I believe I read that Romney and pals want to raise taxes on gasoline, too. We do pay the lowest gasoline tax of the industrialized world.

T.Boone is back to his old tricks, he is saying it is unrealistic, he lies in his article, too and he says he hasn't even read the Gingrich plan. But he has an agenda--and that is money in his pocket--yammerin' just like he did in 2008 and lovin' him some Obama. Creep. He is just pissed nobody is making all the trucker$ run on natural ga$, live off windmill$ and drink only his water.

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Now what is the difference[s] between the countries with higher gas prices and lower gas prices?

23 posted on 03/08/2012 2:37:53 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt is carrying his plan out really well. His plan is to siphon votes away from Romney potential supporters to ensure there will be a brokered convention. And Romney supporters tend to be pragmatic and independent (liberal-minded). So the simple issues of gas price resonates with them. And most remaining primaries are proportional. With three-way tie at convention, there is nothing to stop Newt from rocking the house down with his eloquent or thundering speeches!


24 posted on 03/08/2012 2:43:31 AM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: christx30

Why must we keep dreaming down instead of dreaming upwards?

Next it will be we need to get people out of their houses and into giant public buildings. That will take up less space and cost less for all that public transportation infrastructure and the people will be easier to control.

No thank you, if dreaming bigger and better is bad...color me bad to the bone, baby.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 2:46:24 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I personally like the idea of buying a new truck with a natural gas conversion because not only can I fuel it at home with a compressor station I can also make my own methane from waste products.

And I honestly do believe Newts campaign promise of returning to pre-Obama gas prices because Newt will to an “Eraser” upon Obama.

All that Obama has done will be wiped from the chalkboard and hopefully it will be a Federal crime to name any street, school or library after Obama.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 2:46:58 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Irenic

The main difference is that low gas prices are found mostly in oil producing nations. Funny that the U.S. is the most energy-replete nation on the face of the earth in almost all categories yet Obama wants to make us like those countries in the left hand column. This tells us there’s nothing wrong with the United States and with drilling but everything wrong with Obama.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 2:53:06 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Safetgiver

I remember when it went up. I was delivering newspapers at the time and it was hurting my bottom line. And GWB was right. We need to increase the supply, and reduce the demand. “Drill, baby, drill” makes for a great bumper sticker, but it’s not going to solve the problem by itself. We need to get as many people out of their cars as possible. The Austin, Texas bus system is great, if you have the time and inclination to use it. I can get anywhere in town in 2 hours. But there are limits and things that suck. So improvements need to be made in that. We need to develop vehicles that don’t use gas. So I’d like to see tax breaks and cash rewards going to companies that develop an affordable, practical electric or hybrid. It makes sense, right? If 1000 people people are paying $4 for a gallon, and you are able to get 300 of them to use buses, trains, or bikes, and you are able to get 200 of them to use electrics, the demand is so low that prices will have to come down, or more people will want to find alternate means of transport.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 2:54:14 AM PST by christx30
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama’s Oil Lies are Rooted in His Contempt for the United States of America

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/07/barack_obama_s_oil_lies_are_rooted_in_his_contempt_for_the_united_states_of_america

As Gas Prices Rise, Obama Pushes His Green Energy Money Laundering Operation

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/07/as_gas_prices_rise_obama_pushes_his_green_energy_money_laundering_operation


29 posted on 03/08/2012 3:21:15 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Obama Green Energy Is a Money Laundering Operation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The soonest you would see any drop of oil from drilling off our shores would be 10 years from now....The most you would end up saving 10 years or 20 years from now would be a few cents on the gallon, although at that point, I figure oil might be $12 a gallon.” - Barack Husein Obama Hmmmm Hmmmm Hmmmm (oil man and algae head)
30 posted on 03/08/2012 3:36:21 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: christx30
"So I’d like to see tax breaks and cash rewards going to companies that develop an affordable, practical electric or hybrid."

In the old days the marketplace, through the profit motive, would have found a solution to this problem.

Cash rewards? Like Solyndra? Throwing away tax dollars to crony capitalist buddies of whoever happens to be in charge is a bad idea.

31 posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:53 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The President is a liar.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 3:53:49 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I can believe it.

The guy has more Brass than a Souza band.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 4:33:13 AM PST by Venturer
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To: christx30
“We need to increase the supply, and reduce the demand. “Drill, baby, drill” makes for a great bumper sticker, but it’s not going to solve the problem by itself. We need to get as many people out of their cars as possible. The Austin, Texas bus system is great,”

You are only seeing half of the picture.
You could build the most massive public transport system you could imagine, and it might work fine for the drones that live in urban areas and commute back and forth to and from their jobs. While they last.
What about the 80 percent of people that don't want to live in urban utopia? What happens to the quality of life for the hundreds of millions that used to have a choice in where they live and where they work?
What happens when you can no longer purchase something on-line and pay to have it express shipped to you because it now must travel to you on “green approved” public transportation or rail? Will you call for an ambulance and be issued a bus ticket?
What is the plan for financing the roads and bridges in the new utopia once we force people to stop driving?
We do not have a shortage of natural resources, we have a conspiracy to maintain our dependence on foreign oil, while preventing exploration of domestic energy.
Any program that directed by government is another step toward slavery.

34 posted on 03/08/2012 4:51:59 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, you got unicorn power; I’m still stuck on windmills and rainbow power.

Pray for America


35 posted on 03/08/2012 5:18:58 AM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The next time you hear some politician trotting out some three-point plan for $2 gas, you let 'em know, we know better,"...

Gingrich said $2.50 gas, so if $2.00 can mean $2.50 to Obama then I guess $2.00 can also mean $2.99. Thanks for the extra breathing room. The way it is going we'll be lucky to see $4.00 gas.

36 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:51 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Irenic

Venezuela has 6 cents per gallon. Wow. Those guys are lucky. Would only cost about less than 2 dollars to fill the tank for any car.


37 posted on 03/08/2012 9:46:04 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The real crux of the matter here aren't promises of trying to do anything to reduce gas prices. Obama's minnions have already publicly stated they ARE NOT INTERESTED IN DOING ANYTHING TO REDUCE GAS PRICES, period. On the contrary, they want to make them higher by adding massive taxes. If this isn't good enough, answer him back about his promise to cut the federal debt in half by the end of his term.
38 posted on 03/08/2012 9:49:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: christx30

Most of us can’t take two hours to get to where we are going. Two hours each way make four hour round trip. That’s half a working day wasted. And trips to do anything would be impossible.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 11:44:50 AM PST by LevinFan
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To: LRS
Your quote of Obama is one of the things that annoyed me about his campaign's energy policy in 2008. No drilling because we will not see the oil for 10 years, then propose solutions that will yield energy in 20 years, maybe. While we need the research into more efficient use of current fuels and into new fuels, great breakthroughs are unlikely (but possible if someone looks for them). Better solar and battery tech would be great, although I doubt we will see anything more than making solar and battery powered recon drones with 2-3 week loiter times practical in less than 20 years.
40 posted on 03/08/2012 1:00:43 PM PST by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: Fraxinus
Dittos! It been bugging me too, for the same reason. The left still spews that bull about 5 to 10 years, and now they toss unproven alternatives out there. Now, eventually, a replacement for the gas powered engine will come about, but the tech and the infrastructure are not there yet, and the changeover isn't going to happen smoothly if our country is driven into the ground!
41 posted on 03/08/2012 2:17:01 PM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
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42 posted on 03/08/2012 3:20:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: LevinFan

I work 9+ hours a day, and I’ve been doing it for 5 months. it’s not easy. Sometimes it just downright sucks. But then I look at the gas prices and I do simple math: I used to pay $40 a week on gas. Times 5 months, that’s $800 or more that I haven’t spent on gas. Plus the $350 for Insurance, and $90 in oil changes that I didn’t do, that’s well over $1000 that I got to save, rather than spending. My dad was right. A car is a hole in the road into which you throw money. A car free life is not for everyone. Hell, I miss it sometimes. Check out the Austin, Texas airport sometime on google maps. I live in the area. Find the nearest grocery store. It’s the HEB on Riverside and Pleasant Valley. Takes an hour to get there by bus, or 45 minute by bicycle. I get a lot of reading done, or playing with my cell phone, but it’s a sucky existence. Still.. cars are expensive, so it goes either way.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 1:55:35 AM PST by christx30
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