Skip to comments.The Greening of Gingrich (Newt joins the ecotard chorus)
Posted on 04/10/2007 1:19:25 PM PDT by xjcsa
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I remember laughing about that.
A PIECE OF THE ACTION
Hopefully, we’ll hear no more of Newt ‘08 now. He and the leftwing mayor shouldn’t be considered as candidates here at the forum.
I’d like to see a transcript.
Newt could have done a lot better. it is correct to say that man is ‘contributing’ to CO2 generation, but then turn around and indicate that a) there is uncertainty due to water vapor and cloud feedback b) the postulated models depend on doulbing of CO2 (do you know that mean in the 21st century we would spew out 14 Gigatonnes a year of carbon on average, about 4 times or more what we put out in the 20th century c) there has been natural climate change for a long time.
The conservative movement is in great danger of losing focus because we lack leadership that can articulate a common and agreed position.
As for boosting kerry’s book , oh puleeeeze. When has a liberal said “hey, read Ann Coulter’s book, it’s 60% right.”
“CREA is a “staunch supporter of the Bush administration’s environmental policies,” and has been called a “greenscam” by Republicans for Environmental Protection, for taking mining, logging, chemical and coal industry money.”
LOL! That’s an *endorsement* of this group in my book. They support Bush and are standing up to eco-extremists like NDRC!
Someone help me out - get me up to speed on Manbearpig. WTF?
Yesterday I had a subscription to “Winning the Future” articles by Newt Gingrich. Today I don’t.
Vote G for Green!
The best or worst of both worlds!
I used to think Newt was a smart guy. Now I think he’s an opportunist. But for what reason? He’s not running for the Democrats’ nomination.....
Conclusion: He really wasn’t that smart. Moron
Al Gore is in town warning everybody about a creature called Manbearpig. Nobody else has ever seen Manbearpig, but Al insists Manbearpig is not only real, but an existential threat to mankind. He goes to all kinds of dangerous extremes to destroy Manbearpig, destroying property and nearly killing the kids in an attempt to do so. The whole thing is a hilarious and obvious allusion to Al's hysteria about global warming.
“consensus” - another way of saying argumentum ad populum. Equally worthless.
Beautiful post devolve!
Newt is neutering himself! He can go join the greenies or Peta or whoever wants him, lol.
He’s howling WITH the moonbats now.
Unfortunately, I think they do have a great deal to hide. How else can Hastert's (R, IL) defense of William Jefferson (D, LA) be explained in the face of compelling evidence that Jefferson was guilty of bribery. Gingrich is dirty; hence, I refuse to support him.
We are all wary of politicians and their campaign promises. If we accept the premise that sometimes politicians say things or make promises just to get votes, then we have to be concerned about their character. Therefore, every candidate's character is an issue, unless we just accept that all candidates are liars and the election is in reality, as superficial as a beauty contest.
Newt is positioning himself to be on somebody’s VP ticket. Your job is to determine from whom he would take away the most or critical primary votes. The game ‘s afoot
Newt just lost his chance for victory as a ‘08 GOP Presidential candidate, not that all of his negative personal baggage helps any either.
I created a 2-moon planet!
Newt is missing power and limelight
And going for the gold - just like the Clintons have
It’s all about extortion, blackmail, taxes, Ponzi schemes
Sooner or later one or more pols, Judges, Greenies is going to “disappear” because of their scams
a foot is not the part of the body that came to my mind when I read about Gingrich’s pandering.
Yes, I’m sure he misses the limelight. Once in power they will always crave it and more and more of it.
Lol, I never thought about the two moons. That’s funny, but made a great post.
Newt is not suggesting govt regulations but incentives..I am with Newt on this...he is brilliant. IMO, more reading between the lines and LESS headline gasps are a must!
Regulation and litigation are the least effective ways of getting solutions, the former Speaker said. Reshaping markets with incentives are the fastest way.
*John McLaughlin voice*
BOY, BOY NEWT!
/John McLaughlin voice
Newt taught Environmental Science and cares about the planet. He also knows how to generate discussion and get people thinking in ways that may not appear on the surface to make conservative sense. We’ll have to see where he goes from here.
I still don’t believe he believes the crap he voiced in the debate. I respect him less than Gore on this issue. At least with Al you get the impression he’s crazy enough to believe his own rant. This was just a cheap calculated political sellout on Newt’s part. How disgusting!
I predicted it when Hillary was running for re-election in the Senate. At the time, Newt hitched wagons with her and championed her Socialist health care proposal as something this country needs.
Well, he lost me.
“He’s a joke all around.”
I think this is the silver stake in his heart. Gingrich is toast.
Thanks... I think that you've made a pretty honest assessment.
I just get concerned when so many here on FR are quick to jump on what is viewed as "a conservative savior"...
We need to keep our eyes open and not stampede.
We have to pick the best, if not perfect candidate to go against Hillary/Obama. No for the sake of ideology, but for the sake of our country.
Global Warming Hysteria or Nanny State Behavior Syndrome in an elected official isn't a disease in and of itself...it is simply a symptom of a much larger disease...SOCIALISM.
There are only 2 plausible explanations why a politician would take this position:
A. He/she actually believes the junk science and bogus studies...in which case he/she is TOO STUPID to hold public office, or
B. He/she is just pandering to the liberal lame stream media in order to garner power for it's own sake...in which case they are even more dangerous than A.
C. He has consulting contracts with companies poised to make money off of the ‘green’ movement.
Fred supported Linc in name and majority retention purposes only.
Had some of us listened to him, Harry Reid might not be Majority Leader today.
Must we all be forced to say President Hillary Clinton?
In which case he is a closet capitalist posing as a socialist in order to make obscene capitalist profits at the expense of stupid actors in Hollywood who would pay $50,000 to buy "carbon offsets" so that some dirt farmer in Zaire can plant a few trees that cost $90 (and get paid $1.98 for his trouble). It's great work...if you can get it.
Don't get me wrong. I don't feel sorry for liberal Hollywood elites like Leonardo DiCaprio...A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place!
“Had some of us listened to him, Harry Reid might not be Majority Leader today.”
That’s a bunch of BS. Rhode Island is a big time blue state. Linc couldn’t get the Democrats to continue to vote for him. Linc would probably have already made the switch anyway if he had been reelected and no one would have noticed because his voting record would have changed very little if at all. Aside from Coburn, Kyl and a very few other conservatives in the Senate you can have the whole lot of them.
Thus far Harry Reid hasn’t been able to get anything passed in the Senate. To date, no harm, no foul.
Yup and dittos.
Two politicians debating science makes as much sense as considering Al Gore a physicist.
I just hope some other conservative candidate comes along that has the stuff it's going to take to win.
But Americans WANT politicians to lie to them..
They want to be told what they want to hear.. especially the WOMEN..
Pretty smart actually.. since Hitlery will be elected anyway..
OH!... thats NOT what you wanted to hear.. Sorry..
I think that's what this was all about...hawking a new book. Too bad. I really thought he was the right guy. Now, I'm not so sure.
Is there one conservative out there, somewhere?
He is brilliant - and very flawed. No thanks.
I feel sorry for all of the Presidential candidates. Even the Socialists on the Dim side because they have it worse.
In the words of that great poet and philosopher William Joel:
“Say a word out of line,
And you find that the friends,
You had are all gone,
They are walking on eggshells afraid that they will piss off somebody, somewhere. In Dim land you have the liberal anti war blogosphere, feminists, environmentalists, neo-Communists, PETA wackos.
And you know what goes on here in our ranks.
No wonder these poor folks are afraid of their own shadow and everything the do and say has to be carefully scripted. Then some pundit or journalist has the nerve to suggest that they just let loose and say what’s on their mind...bwwaaahhaaaahahahah!
It could be worse...me and you could be the poor sucker running for President. Better them than me! We can just sit there and pick them apart for sport.
In practice, yes, but I think Fred’s intentions were holding the majority - he even said so.
You were right. I was wrong. There I said it. What a wake up call this was.
Well, whatever. At least everyone found out before he started raising funds.
Give Fred a look.
I like what I've heard from him so far. Hope he runs.
I just looked at Fred and I like what I see so far. He's my kind of guy.
Whoops, please disregard the last comment. I just read the posts above you and it seems I had the wrong Fred in mind. Sorry about that.