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Newt speaks to Oklahoma legislature
KRMG- News Talk Radio ^ | February 21, 2012 | Dan Potter

Posted on 02/21/2012 10:05:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

OKLAHOMA CITY — A special guest speaker adressed today's joint session of Oklahoma Legislature. Newt Gingrich only spoke to lawmakers for just over 10 minutes, but his message was focused. He said, "I want to talk about three examples of the change we need."

At the top of the list, he touted a movement started by Gingrich and managed by Texas Givernor Rick Perry to strengthen the 10th amendment and return power and tax money to the states.

It's something Ronald Reagan tried to do 30 years ago and failed. Gingrich says times have changed. "And there's a lot deeper feeling in the country that Washington's doing too much, meddling too much, interfering too much, spending too much and micro-managing too much. So I think there's a much better chance today" (of passing laws to revert billions in federal tax dollars to the states).

Gingrich also wants to turn the Environmental Protection Agency into the Environmental Solutions Agency and open more lands to oil exploration. He says, "We want to be so independent in energy production that no future President ever again bows to a Saudi king."

Hear Newt Gingrich's address to the Oklahoma Legislature here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: energy; epa; gingrich2012; medicare; rickperry; statesrights

1 posted on 02/21/2012 10:05:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gingrich on a tear.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 10:08:17 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He also talks about Paul Ryan’s plan to block-grant Medicaid back to the states.

A lot of block-granting back to the states.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 10:11:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Newt’s vision of America. I can’t see why Rush and some others do not support him as I think they should. GO NEWT GO!


4 posted on 02/21/2012 10:15:44 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
At the top of the list, he touted a movement started by Gingrich and managed by Texas Givernor Rick Perry to strengthen the 10th amendment and return power and tax money to the states.

Was that misspelling a Freudian slip?

5 posted on 02/21/2012 10:19:11 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Funny.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 10:21:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Parley Baer

Newt also discussed the cost of gas.

He was very warmly received.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 10:22:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Being part of the solution, not part of the problem. He’s got proposals on the table to take us forward, not backwards. THat’s the difference.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 10:24:44 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: Parley Baer
"I can’t see why Rush and some others do not support him as I think they should."

I can't see why some Freepers can't see why Rush can't support one candidate over another in these Primaries. His viewers come from ALL camps. If he supports one over another during the primaries he will lose viewer ship. His business IS HIS RADIO PROGRAM if he were to alienate some of his viewer his business would suffer.

Now when a Candidate is finally picked from the pack he will support that person full bore, to beat Obama.

9 posted on 02/21/2012 10:26:47 AM PST by Spunky
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To: SueRae

And the proportional winning of delegates is going to keep Newt in the primary, getting out his message.

After March 6 - Super Tuesday, ONE THIRD of the delegates will still be on the table.

Mitt has some now. Rick has some now. Newt has some now. Paul has some now. It’s all up in the air.

Number needed to take the nomination - 1144.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 10:29:20 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Very shrewd on Speaker Gingrich’s part. Getting OK legislators behind him would give him a good base to work for his nomination.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 10:30:24 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Strenghtening the 10th Amendement and granting the states more power and returning more money to them should help eliminate the “need” for earmarks. Earmarks help perpetuate the incumbents. Do away with earmarks and we may find we don’t need term limits.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 10:31:15 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

Good common sense thinking!


13 posted on 02/21/2012 10:39:44 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FourPeas

It would be nice if more elected officials would endorse but they seem to be holding back.

Perhaps they’ve been told by the GOP-E, “If you don’t have something nice to say about Mitt, don’t say anything.”


14 posted on 02/21/2012 10:41:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; ...


Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!
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15 posted on 02/21/2012 10:43:13 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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I really cannot figure out why Newt is trailing both Santorum and Romney in Oklahoma.

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16 posted on 02/21/2012 10:44:08 AM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“A lot of block-granting back to the states.”

How about instead of granting it back to the states, the (federal)government doesn’t take it at all.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 10:45:16 AM PST by mouske
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To: mouske

That’s the goal.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 10:51:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Red Steel; All

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19 posted on 02/21/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: lonevoice

Let’s hope this is a prelude to tomorrow’s debate. Newt seems to be on a roll again. Go Newt!!!!


20 posted on 02/21/2012 11:08:25 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: lonevoice

Let’s hope this is a prelude to tomorrow’s debate. Newt seems to be on a roll again. Go Newt!!!!


21 posted on 02/21/2012 11:09:17 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA

In the interviews I’ve heard of him this week - on Hannity, Ingraham, and with Chris Wallace - Newt seems to have focused his message, sharpened his presentation, and gotten back on track. There was still a little bit of complaining about what Romney did to him with the negative advertising, but not nearly as much evident anger as just a few weeks ago. I hope it’s not too late, and I pray that he knocks it out of the park tomorrow.

Go, Newt!!


22 posted on 02/21/2012 11:18:09 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt To OK Legislature: What the liberals don’t get, you cannot put a gun rack in a Volt.

http://dmanager.streamtheworld.com/media/default_audio_player.php?audio_file_id=101489971

Nope hee hee hee


23 posted on 02/21/2012 11:42:11 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: lonevoice
Go, Newt!!


24 posted on 02/21/2012 12:08:10 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Seems Newt struck a nerve about the gun rack GM Blog video.

Now all that's needed are outlets on trees, so hunters can plug in their Volt.

25 posted on 02/21/2012 1:01:31 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Proving that Detroit doesn’t “get it.” It’s not about putting a gun rack in the backseat.


26 posted on 02/21/2012 1:13:41 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Proving that Detroit doesn’t “get it.” It’s not about putting a gun rack in the backseat.


27 posted on 02/21/2012 1:14:01 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just bury the Volts, with no ceremony in a landfill.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 3:33:48 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And from what I have read the battery pack on the Volt auto weighs 386 lbs. and can propel the care as far as 1-1/2 gallons of gasoline.

Some how that power density is not impressive.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
PVC pipe frame and some bungee cord is not a gun rack.

But you are right they do not like to be mocked for the failure of that ridiculous farce of a car.

30 posted on 02/21/2012 3:46:14 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gonna need a spare garage and a fire truck, too, in case the volt burns the joint down while re-charging.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 6:22:02 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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