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WH retracts claim that Gingrich 'is lying'
NewsOK ^ | March 13, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/13/2012 11:52:33 AM PDT by Red Steel

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney retracted his suggestion yesterday that Newt Gingrich "is lying" when he says that a change in energy policy could lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon.

"I shouldn't have gone to motivations," Carney told reporters during the press briefing. "I should have said that anybody who said that doesn't know what he's talking about."

Carney was moderating a barely-veiled attack on Gingrich. "What [President Obama] is not willing to do is to look the American people in the eye and claim that there is a strategy by which he can guarantee the price of gas will be $2.50 at the pump," Carney said yesterday. "Any politician who does that is lying." Gingrich has built his campaign in recent weeks around energy policy proposals that he says would lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon.

On Fox and Friends this morning, Gingrich said he did not want to debate Obama's "spokesman," but offered to debate energy policy with the president "in any gas station."


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; jaycarney; new; newt
Come on Carney don't wuss out now. Heehee.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 11:52:35 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Much better. Newt isn’t a liar he’s just stupid.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Steel
A “barely veiled” attack. Reminds me of one of my friends’ pekingese.
3 posted on 03/13/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Steel

Barry has the distinction of hiring the two most obnoxious press secretaries in history.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 11:58:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Steel

Even as the “One” forced his signature legislation through precisely by lying about the eventual costs and the anticipated savings.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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Somebody’s living in obama’s head rent free, heat, hot water and utilities included, small pets welcomed and with on-site parking!


6 posted on 03/13/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Red Steel
If the R's had the guts to use it gas prices would be a killer election year issue. But they don't.

The average John Q. Public voter don't really know nothing about GDP, New home sales, Leading indicators and all that other economics crap.

But they know every time they look at that gas pump whether that gas is taking more out of their pockets or not. Fill up nowadays and there goes dinners out for the month or starbucks for the month or the trip home for the holidays.

They'd vote for it but the RP won't use it against the DP. They don't have the guts.

7 posted on 03/13/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
Errr "They'd vote it," not "for it"

Sorry

8 posted on 03/13/2012 12:03:31 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Red Steel

Actually, Obama has a secret plan to give us $2.50 gas if he is re-elected: he will mandate that gas be sold by the liter.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Red Steel

“””White House Press Secretary Jay Carney retracted his suggestion yesterday that Newt Gingrich “is lying” when he says that a change in energy policy could lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon.””””

The average price was $1.84 when hussein was elected dictator. The average is now $3.80. Clearly it is W’s fault.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by shelterguy
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11 posted on 03/13/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel

If Obummers poll numbers dip down into the 30’s look for gas stamps to be handed out along with food stamps.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT by True Grit
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gas stamps

I've been saying that for months.

Just authorize a couple hundred billion more Baraqqi/Bernanke minibucks and load those EBT cards for November!

13 posted on 03/13/2012 1:48:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Red Steel

He didn’t retract squat. Actually, he called him a liar again!


14 posted on 03/13/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: DManA

I’m just amazed he can find anyone to do the job. Just standing up there to spout that nonsense without cracking up would do in most people.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 4:28:07 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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