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Newt: Romney so rich he's not worried about gas prices
HotAir ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:26 AM PST by katiedidit1

Looks like the race towards Super Tuesday is revving up to high speed — and what does a high-speed race need? Lots of gas. After Mitt Romney criticized Newt Gingrich yesterday for “pandering” by promising a specific price of gasoline at a specific time, Gingrich reached back into his January strategy and blasted Romney for being too rich to care about gas prices at all:

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1 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:28 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Romney aside,

it IS the “elite” that are pushing for huge increases in energy prices, because their elitism demands that they be the only ones that can afford to use energy.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 6:51:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: katiedidit1

Once again the media accuses Newt of dishonest spin..but as always Newt is speaking about the cold hard facts.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 6:51:33 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

That is kind of snarky.

Gingrich ain’t no po boy from Georgia.

Ask Tiffany’s.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 6:53:23 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: katiedidit1

Vote Romney
A Full Up in Every Tank

Yeah but only Caddies and Mecedes-Benz

Got a Bugatti ???

Get 2 tank fulls..


5 posted on 03/05/2012 6:54:24 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: MrB

Where are the media “gotcha” questions for Romney, such as, what is the current price of a gallon of milk? A dozen eggs? A loaf of bread?


6 posted on 03/05/2012 6:54:40 AM PST by reegs
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To: katiedidit1

GOOD APPROACH NEWT.

It’s effective for the primary. And worst case even if Romney steals the nomination - the dems can’t use it.

Because Obama actually is deliberately driving gas prices higher.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 6:55:10 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: katiedidit1

I don’t think Newt is pandering. I think he’s got a plan and he could pull it off.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: TomGuy
Newt is a self made man. Read his bio and he is not even close to being in Mitt's financial class.

Newt is clearly addressing the financial hardship high gas prices have on Americans and would bet you he is closer to the reality than Mitt is...not snarky..it is a fact.

9 posted on 03/05/2012 6:56:36 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
Newt drives his own car. Romney has cars but if you noticed he only referred to his wife driving ~ not himself. I've been imagining the personal body servant sitting at the wheel of Mitt's current limousine while he's in the back watching TV, checking the net, dining, or lounging.

Which doesn't change my mind one way or the other about his politics since he's just another rich guy who has a lifestyle to lead that he can afford.

My fondest hope is that no matter who wins that it's NOT OBAMA. He needs to have that limousine with body servants and body guards taken away from him and given to some one who deserves it, or at least knows how to use it!

10 posted on 03/05/2012 6:56:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: katiedidit1; All

“Gingrich reached back into his January strategy and blasted Romney for being too rich to care about gas prices at all”

Oh boy, here we go again.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 6:58:05 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: katiedidit1

Captain Ed, a guy I used to have a lot of respect for, has become a total Mittwit. Hot Air has been mostly anti-Newt from the get-go, mostly due to the site’s former owner Michelle Malkin and her extreme NDS (Newt Derangement Syndrome). The current contributor, who still call Malkin “The Boss,” are just following suit.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:14 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: katiedidit1

The headline is disingenuous.

That’s not what Newt said or even implying.

” “Well look, if you’re Mitt Romney and you’re rich enough, maybe you don’t get it,” Gingrich said on Fox News.

Romney had said Sunday, while campaigning in Georgia that Gingrich’s plan – which the former speaker said would drive down gas prices by opening up additional federal and offshore lands to oil drilling – was a “pander.” But Gingrich sharply contested that critique, saying he would happily debate Romney on rising fuel prices.

“If Romney wants to run as the candidate of high price gasoline, that’s fine with me. We’ll lump him up with Barack Obama, which is the same thing as ‘RomneyCare’ and ‘ObamaCare,’ maybe it’s Romney-high-priced-gasoline and Obama-high-priced-gasoline,” Gingrich continued.

The Hill’s video is cleaner, but not embeddable, so be sure to watch it at the link if you “

It was in reply to Romney’s ‘pandering’ statement.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 7:02:20 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: katiedidit1
Wrong, Mitt Romney is a self made man having given every bit of his inheritance to charity. Newt is a publically made man have made his money off the contacts he made as a politician for 20 years.

Since I support Santorum who also made money off of his time in DC I can at least be objective about this. Romney is a self made man, undoubtedly benefitting from his fathers name somewhat, but his money is money he made.

14 posted on 03/05/2012 7:03:04 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Bigh4u2

“The Hill’s video is cleaner, but not embeddable, so be sure to watch it at the link if you “

Ooops!

Copied one line too much! :0)


15 posted on 03/05/2012 7:03:22 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: katiedidit1
he is not even close to being in Mitt's financial class.

So, you approve of Gingrich promoting class envy.

That places the issue in the haves and have nots arguments. That is what the Dems/MSM and Obama are doing.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 7:06:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
That is kind of snarky.

It sure is. Newt may be a self-made millionaire, but he is a millionaire none the less. So this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Besides that, I thought the Republicans had rejected the politics of class warfare. Let's not give the lib's any talking points here.

17 posted on 03/05/2012 7:06:22 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: katiedidit1

I don’t think Newt is exactly hurting when it comes to filling up his gas tank either.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 7:07:31 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: MrB
it IS the “elite” that are pushing for huge increases in energy prices, because their elitism demands that they be the only ones that can afford to use energy.

This is just an anecdote, but I think you will appreciate it.

A few years ago we filled up my multi- millionaires friend's boat, it cost $2,300. He actually told me high fuel costs mean less highway traffic and as far as boating is concerned, more available slips in different harbors as he travels along the coast- and less waiting in line to fuel up in marinas. From his point of view he is correct.
.You cant expect multi millionaires to think like "Joe Six-Pack. - tom

19 posted on 03/05/2012 7:09:35 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: MrB
it IS the “elite” that are pushing for huge increases in energy prices, because their elitism demands that they be the only ones that can afford to use energy.

This is just an anecdote, but I think you will appreciate it.

A few years ago we filled up my multi- millionaires friend's boat, it cost $2,300. He actually told me high fuel costs mean less highway traffic and as far as boating is concerned, more available slips in different harbors as he travels along the coast- and less waiting in line to fuel up in marinas. From his point of view he is correct.
.You cant expect multi millionaires to think like "Joe Six-Pack. - tom

20 posted on 03/05/2012 7:09:47 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: TomGuy

Snarky? You people better wise up. This is sweetness in comparison to the class war the Obama administration is going to start on Romney. Which is why Obama wants to run against him and which is ultimately why Romney will lose. It will be Bain, Caymans, Cadillacs, multiplied by 100 every day until the last vote is in. You guys just don’t get it.


21 posted on 03/05/2012 7:14:54 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Capt. Tom

That’s an anecdote demonstrating the very reasoning behind making life more expensive through energy costs and taxation -

it becomes less crowded at the “top”.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 7:20:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TomGuy

As an afterthought, what is the BFD over Newt having a large credit line at Tiffany’s? Truth is, he needed a credit line, Romney would have paid cash out of his wallet. This Tiffany crap is stale garbage. Find something worth talking about.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 7:22:06 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

It is a mistake for the republicans to take this tact. The democrats are planning an all-out war against the oil industry by tying them to Wall Street. The election will be free-market capitalism vs. socialism. Let’s not help them out here.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 7:26:19 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: CainConservative
People say that Santorum steps in it all the time. I think Newt has made a ton of gaffe's himself. This is just another embarrassing episode in the disastrous campaign know has Gingrich. I hope this nightmare is over after tomorrow when he wins his one state.
25 posted on 03/05/2012 7:34:06 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: jwalsh07

>> Romney is a self made man <<

I’ll bet daddy George paid Mitt’s tuition bills for BYU, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School — unless there is evidence that Mitt worked his way thru college and grad school by some kinda menial job like washing dishes in the school cafeteria or brewing coffee at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.

(No Starbucks back in those days!)

But after graduation, Romney seems to have been completely “on his own” — and so wildly successful in business that he was able to give away all the wealth he inherited after George and Lenore went to live on Planet Kolob.

So yeah, you can say Romney is “sorta self made,” just not 100%.

Now as for Newt, it’s probably accurate to say he is “more self made” than Romney. Good for him! But even so, Newt’s lapse back into demagogic bashing of the rich is unbecoming in the extreme. In fact, this Newtonian habit of making undisciplined and Alinsky-like remarks is just one more reason why Gingrich will never be elected POTUS.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 7:37:05 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: jersey117

Neither Newt nor Mitt hurts when they fill up the wife’s Caddy, but that’s not the point. The point is that Mitt doesn’t get it, but Newt does.

The guy that’s really hurting because of high fuel prices is the independent long haul trucker. It costs $1,103 to fill up those 280-gallon fuel tanks with diesel at $3.94 a gallon. His rig is not a luxury yacht, but the tool of his trade, the means by which he tries to make a living.

Romney has no idea of what these truckers are going through. Newt gets it.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 7:37:05 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Josh Painter

>> Newt gets it. <<

So it’s OK to bash the rich and engage in class warfare, even though Newt and Callista love to shop for diamonds at Tiffany’s? No thanks.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 7:44:08 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: jwalsh07

Mitt Romney is a self made man having given every bit of his inheritance to charity.
________________________________________________

Proof ???

Source ???

Willard is a trust fund baby rich guy...

His Big Daddy George Romney was a multi millionaire...

“self-made” men start with nothing or very little...

Willie Mitty started out in Harvard with Daddy’s big bucks...

again where’s the source of your statement ???

and what charity was that ???

other than the money he gave to Planned Parenthood..


29 posted on 03/05/2012 7:52:24 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: katiedidit1

Newt is my favorite of the three, but I don’t like the “populist” rhetoric. It’s like an anti-capitalist stance. Wealth is bad. The rich owe use. We aren’t getting our fair share. Etc. I wish he’d cut it out.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 8:43:48 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: katiedidit1

Gas prices are hurting me, and I don’t like it.

That said, one of the misconceptions about wealthy people is that they don’t care about paying more money for gas. It may not be as painful for them, but they do care.

Why pay more for something that you know doesn’t have to be as high as it is?


31 posted on 03/05/2012 8:55:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: Tennessee Nana

I don’t support Romney but I do support the truth. I also don’t like your attitude so you’ll have to use your own search engine. Unless you’d care to make a wager, in which case I’ll produce the evidence forthwith. Your choice.


32 posted on 03/05/2012 10:03:01 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: CainConservative
Gasoline prices have an affect on consumers. IF you bought it..a trucker brought it. Americans will be hurt at the grocery stores, commuting and more. Newt laid out a plan and took a bigger step than Romney working on a solution. As for Romney's money ..maybe he doesn't hurt as much as the Joe the Plumber's out there BUT that aside...he is buying the Whitehouse...the money being spent is mind boggling. I know alot is via super pacs. Do you think he relates to the average consumer?

Maybe Newt should have said, "Pelosi doesn't care or Obama doesn't care because they commute worldwide on the backs of the taxpayers

33 posted on 03/05/2012 10:27:39 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: jwalsh07

Mitt Romney is a self made man having given every bit of his inheritance to charity.
______________________________________

Your wish or do you have a source for this statement ???


34 posted on 03/05/2012 11:31:45 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: jwalsh07

I also don’t like your attitude
______________________________________

Gauging my attitude is not supplying an answer to your problem...

You have failed to back up your imagination...

You got this from somewhere over the rainbow...

“Mitt Romney is a self made man having given every bit of his inheritance to charity.”

Which rainbow would that be ???


35 posted on 03/05/2012 11:35:35 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: jwalsh07

I’ll produce the evidence forthwith
_________________________________________

OK

So spill...

CRICKETS


36 posted on 03/05/2012 11:36:46 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: jwalsh07; Tennessee Nana

Romney was born into Mormon Royalty, and wealth, and education, and power, and celebrity.

When you use the word “Charity” You need to clarify what portion of that was transferred to his cult, and everything “charitable” that is connected directly, or indirectly to serve his cult.


37 posted on 03/05/2012 11:55:58 AM PST by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet.)
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To: ansel12

I don’t have to clarify anything. Where a man does his charitable giving is none of my damn business. Unlike you I’m not a liberal or a control freak who thinks people have to get your OK on where to send or spend their own money.


38 posted on 03/05/2012 12:04:31 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Newt is a publically made man have made his money off the contacts he made as a politician for 20 years.

Newt is a bestselling author of 2 dozen books and also goes around the country giving great speeches. Let's not forget Romney's campaign is funded by the contacts he made at Bain and on Wall Street. And a lot of his Bain money was made off of the backs of government-backed pensions and various creditors who lost their shirts on bankrupt companies that Romney extracted millions from before they went under.

39 posted on 03/05/2012 12:06:46 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: jwalsh07

So do you, for example, think donating to CAIR (Crooks And Islamic Rascals) is just as laudable as donating to The Wounded Warrior Project?

It is a relevant question as to a candidate’s character and motivations what they use their money for. If your position was held more widely though, at least we would never had to hear all the pointless whining about Newt’s Tiffany credit line.


40 posted on 03/05/2012 12:10:45 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: jwalsh07

I do support the truth.
__________________________________

I didnt ask you to support the truth...

I just required you to support what you said about Willard Romney...

If you cant you cant...

so I will take that as a retraction...


41 posted on 03/05/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You can take it anyway you want Nana but it doesn’t change the truth which is that Mitt Romney gave his inheritance to BYU.


42 posted on 03/05/2012 12:16:06 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: JediJones
So do you, for example, think donating to CAIR (Crooks And Islamic Rascals) is just as laudable as donating to The Wounded Warrior Project?

Too many damn liberals at FR these days. It's actually none of your damn business where any candidate donates money unless they want to tell you or they're funding illegal activities and claiming a deduction for it. It's also none of your damn business what he makes or where he spends it. That's a conservative point of view though which seems to be the minority view on FR these days. Just as it's none of my business where you donat, what you make or how you spend it. What the hell is the matter with you people?

43 posted on 03/05/2012 12:22:50 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: JediJones
Let's not forget Romney's campaign is funded by the contacts he made at Bain and on Wall Street. And a lot of his Bain money was made off of the backs of government-backed pensions and various creditors who lost their shirts on bankrupt companies that Romney extracted millions from before they went under.

Spoken like a true marxist. Get lost.

44 posted on 03/05/2012 12:24:51 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Cult members transferring required amounts to their cult, is not charity.

Do you think the Hare-Krishnas at the airport were giving a high percentage of their earnings to “charity”?

Do you think that an ex-Krishna cult member could run on his high “charitable” givings in his past, and get away with it?


45 posted on 03/05/2012 12:26:49 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: jwalsh07

Mitt Romney gave his inheritance to BYU.
_________________________________________________

OK now youre getting a wee bit closer to what Willie Mitty really did...

See how much better you feel when you decide to stop telling untruths in order to make bishop Romney look half human ???

It wasnt to charity at all...

so this “inheritance” was for how much ???

That revelation may be important too..


46 posted on 03/05/2012 12:28:13 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ansel12

You’re every bit as bad as Barack Obama. Should we put Mormons in the camps or just fine them for the free exercise of their religion? Or perhaps the feds can mandate they give to charities approved by the ansel12?


47 posted on 03/05/2012 12:32:09 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Where a man does his charitable giving is none of my (censored) business.
_______________________________________________

It is mine...

As a Conservative and life long pro-lifer, I want to know that Willie Mitty gave money to Planned Parenthood...

Why dont you want to know that ???


48 posted on 03/05/2012 12:33:21 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Are you retarded? I’m serious here because I don’t want to offend the mentally challenged. Answer yes or no and then I’ll be better able to respond in an appropriate manner.


49 posted on 03/05/2012 12:34:08 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Wow, you sure cuss a lot in print, is that required when you go to battle for the anti-conservative Mitt Romney and Mormonism and Hare-Krishnas and Scientology?


50 posted on 03/05/2012 12:35:36 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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