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Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?
FoxNews.como ^ | 3/20/2012 | Liz Peek

Posted on 03/20/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

There are good reasons for Mr. Obama’s discomfort. First is the almost immediate hit to the president’s popularity when gasoline prices go up. Rightly or wrongly, Americans hold him accountable. In fact, the president is vulnerable on this topic.

He has consistently portrayed fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas as energy products of the past while expressing an almost unimaginably naïve optimism about the potential of alternatives. His attachment to high-cost “green” energy has played well with environmentalists but for most of the country – the roughly 50% not concerned about global warming -- it is increasingly viewed as an expensive boondoggle.

President Obama’s enthusiasm for green tech is especially inappropriate in the midst of a recession. A new study has shown that mandates to use alternative energy now in place in 29 states – and proposed on a national scale by Mr. Obama – have caused electricity rates to soar. On average, those states are paying 32% more for electricity than their neighbors. This is a horrifying tax that is even now filtering through to businesses and households in states like California, which has lately adopted the most stringent mandates in the country. Nothing could retard our recovery faster than jacking up power rates across the country, but that is exactly what this president wants to do.

Obama further compounded his difficulties by blocking the Keystone XL pipeline. To be sure, the politically motivated decision will have no near-term impact on gasoline prices, but it surely furthers the narrative that the president has turned his back on oil and gas. And to what end?

Do we think that by refusing to allow transport of Alberta tar sands through our country those resources will not be produced? Nonsense. If we don’t buy this crude, the Chinese will.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energypolicy; gingrich; keystonepipeline; newt2012

1 posted on 03/20/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Has any president ever been boiled in oil prices?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 8:10:38 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Oil is hot??? Who knew?)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?”

Because Newt is making mincemeat out of him, and exposes Barack Algae as an idiot and liar.

http://www.newt.org/2012/03/19/president-obamas-top-five-energy-whoppers/

‘President Obama’s Top Five Energy Whoppers’


3 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:23 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: RoosterRedux

The President just hates being challenged; being questioned. He must suffer from “only child” or “king baby” syndrome.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:32 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: RoosterRedux
Newt's dirty laundry is out there for everyone to see.
Obama is still hiding his.
5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:42 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: RoosterRedux

An IQ, double that of your own, will do that to a person.

Not even in the same league.....


6 posted on 03/20/2012 8:13:59 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve accepted that Newt won’t win the nomination. I hope that Newt becomes a “team player” and keeps the heat on Obama as only Newt can do.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ...

Video: Newt Blasts Obama for Supporting Saudi Drilling, Not American Drilling

http://youtu.be/k7NsG5tagi0


8 posted on 03/20/2012 8:15:05 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama has done everything he can to block cheap energy. He has done this on purpose, and he has said that this is what he's doing.

I don't want to be too glib with a Hitler reference, but when Hitler was in prison in the mid 1920's, he wrote Mein Kampf. The book basically said that he wanted to take over the world and kill all the Jews. It was a huge seller. Everyone in Germany bought a copy. When Hitler came to power, do you know what he tried to do? He tried to take over the world and kill all the Jews. People were SHOCKED!

So, yeah, Obama's energy policy is well known. I have no idea why people don't see that this is deliberate.

9 posted on 03/20/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: RoosterRedux

See my tagline.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: All
There's a great snippet in the article about how Obama, who fancies himself an idea man, is out of touch with all the great new ideas in oil and gas.

Obama somehow thinks he can power the world with unicorn farts! And it just won't work.;-)

11 posted on 03/20/2012 8:16:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: McGruff

I agree.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 8:17:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s unforunate that the only Statesman in the race, get’s a deaf ear and horse blinders from the American People.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 8:19:32 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (Newt 2012)
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To: All

Video: On Gas Prices, Newt Gingrich is “On the President’s Mind”

http://youtu.be/XtRUh54b6JU


14 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:26 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: EyeGuy

If Newt and Obama were in a presidential debate, Obama would look like a stuttering fool.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 8:21:11 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama wants to stop the rising of the oceans, and allow the planet to heal. These sorts of statements are music to the ears of the global warming crowd.

I wish he would be open and honest about energy. He wants us to cut back on coal and oil due to this global warming thing. The EPA has issued regulations which are resulting in shutting down some coal fired power plants.

And as we see, this president rejected the Keystone Pipeline, which would seem to have been a no brainer decision to push forward with it.

Why doesn’t Obama give a speech which will make the liberals swoon? Openly admit that he wants us off of fossil fuels, and all policies he adopts are towards that end.

Or, are liberals afraid to tell us these things out loud?


16 posted on 03/20/2012 8:22:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ClearCase_guy

They’re still clinging to the “good intentions” fallacy with regard to the “green energy” advocates.

Our side is too chicken to state the truth about his intentions,
and the sheeperals have their sense of “I’m a good person” wrapped up in their environmentalism (”I care about the erf”).

I was talking to a good friend of mine that is a former liberal turned conservative, and he doesn’t accept the malintent postulate. He thinks the leftists, even those at the top, truly believe in their utopia.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 8:25:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

Because Newt’s an America with no foreign born parents.

And because Newt can hand 0bama his arse in a debate....with one hand tied behind Newt’s back.

Finally, because Newt will change DC and destroy the 0bama cabal’s agenda in place.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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S/B American


19 posted on 03/20/2012 8:28:45 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: MrB
They’re still clinging to the “good intentions” fallacy with regard to the “green energy” advocates.

The road to a socialist hell is always paved with good intentions.
20 posted on 03/20/2012 8:31:12 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: McGruff

Your tag line is interesting to say the least. Sarah Palin is a charsmatic emotional leader with great political instincts. But I am sorry she does not compare with Newt’s wisdom and intellect. Sarah would do well to study more and gain the type of knowledge Newt has. Then she would be unstoppable. Until she takes the time to broaden her knowledge of the world and history, she will continue to be an influencer only. Not a bad thing at all.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 8:33:37 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: aruanan

The reason they cling so tightly to the “good intentions” fallacy is the rejection of the truth of the nature of Man.

What is Man?
A “basically good” creature that just needs the right environment to thrive, or

a basically “fallen” creature who has no hope of salvation and needs the divine Savior?

Of course, if it’s the latter, then we’re all accountable to Him instead of just to ourselves and fellow man.
And this is why they reject the truth - accountability.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 8:35:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

DUH, only in the comic section of the paper.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: RoosterRedux

Hussein should feel relieved that the GOP elitists are on his side. There is NO way he will have to defend himself against Newt come election time.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 8:49:05 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Newt Blasts Obama for Supporting Sandi Drilling, Not American Drilling

http://www.newt.org/2012/03/16/video-newt-blasts-obama-for-supporting-saudi-drilling-not-american-drilling/


25 posted on 03/20/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: RoosterRedux

Newt is at least twice as smart as Obama and liberals are afraid of him. Newt’s problem with moderates is that moderates are afraid to face the truth.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gitmogrunt

year after year.. my whole life actually, I have heard people complain about why no one runs who is actually competent.

And now we see why people that are competent like Newt don’t run.

We deserve our fate for our pettiness.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 9:51:18 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Well, I'm just spit-balling here, but it seems to be that the candidate who rattles obama the most NOW, is the one who can beat him in November...IMHO.
28 posted on 03/20/2012 9:54:31 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Marguerite; RoosterRedux
thank you, for the link & post....& thread. :-D
keep up the heat Newt...b/c OBozo et. al. shall only laugh @ Ricky/Myth.

29 posted on 03/20/2012 10:01:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: RoosterRedux

Everyone, well mostly everyone, agrees that Newt could whip obama in a debate. Newt’s biggest success has come out of debates during this election season. Only one thing wrong with wanting Newt to be the nominee in hopes that he will show obama for what he is during a debate. OBAMA WILL NOT DEBATE NEWT.

Yes, it really is that simple. obama may not realize it but his handlers certainly do and they would never allow a debate because they are aware that a debate between Newt and obama would turn the tide.

If there is no debate then all that is left is “Oh yea, well my candidate could whup your candidate in a debate” blah, blah, blah.... And a potent weapon is nullified. And then they can even turn it around and say that Newt refused to debate by setting impossible timelines or venues or what have you. It might even turn into a net positive for obama.

There you have it. That is what Newts strategy rests on. A debate that will not, can not, happen.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 10:07:49 AM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
" Newt is at least twice as smart as Obama and liberals are afraid of him.
Newt’s problem with moderates is that moderates are afraid to face the truth."
to be repeated as much/often as possible.

31 posted on 03/20/2012 10:14:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: fightin kentuckian
But such a debate is happening. It just isn't an official/formal debate, face to face on a stage and moderated by some liberal TV personality.

It is happening in cyberspace.

Newt fires a volley (like a complaint of high prices at the pump, the counterproductivity of Obama's Keystone policy, or the silliness, wastefulness, and impotence of Solyndra)...and Obama responds (however weakly).

Yes, there will never be a face to face debate...but with the Internet and 24/7 news reports and discussions, there doesn't have to be.

And yes...Newt is beating the crap out of Obama!

32 posted on 03/20/2012 10:23:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: RoosterRedux

Respectfully disagree with the notion that the debate is taking place now. What is happening is the normal discouse that takes place during elections.

You cannot ignore the fact that an actual face-to-face debate would be a windfall to Newt and disaster for obama.

I like and agree with Newt but he will not gain a fraction of the converts that a debate would generate when obama fanitics are forced to hear his message.


33 posted on 03/20/2012 10:36:17 AM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: AtlasStalled
The President just hates being challenged; being questioned. He must suffer from “only child” or “king baby” syndrome.

The Obama File

Go down about one quarter of the page and look at the picture.

"While a student in the late 1970s, Barack Obama carved his name in the pavement outside the cafeteria of Punahou School."

34 posted on 03/20/2012 10:38:33 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: RoosterRedux
But such a debate IS happening.

You're absolutely right. Delicious, eh?

Newt has stepped right over the heap like the scene from Indiana Jones where he just shoots the guy with the knife.

Obama knows Newt's no mere knife wielder, and is not afraid to take Obama on, anywhere, anytime, scheduled debate or not.

35 posted on 03/20/2012 10:56:06 AM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
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To: fightin kentuckian

Newt has Big Ideas that make sense and that he can articulate.

It isn’t just the debate issue.

Romney and Santorum, not so much.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 10:56:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RoosterRedux

Because unlike the Flipper, the Nut-bar and the Preacher, Newt is already debating Obama and Obama is losing.

Obama knows that if Newt pulls out the nomination, Obama’s days are over... and Newt would reverse all things Obama.... on day one.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


37 posted on 03/20/2012 11:11:16 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: RoosterRedux
Here's my take. If Romney were elected, Washington wouldn't get changed. Romney would add some glamour and a bit of respect to the office of President, but would he change Washington as it should be changed? The answer to that is evidenced by the support of Romney by the permenent elite political class. They want the party to continue unabated.

If Santorum were elected, the office of president would certainly gain some social stature, but I am not convinced that he can gain the support he will need of both parties to get much done. The jury is still out on whether he can lead at the level required for the job.

If Gingrich were elected, the Washington elite would shriek with fear because they would know that the party has ended. Gingrich has the tools and the knowledge needed for the monumental task of renewing America. He has the vision and the insight of history. Gingrich has met the evil liberal foe before and won.

This all is just my gut feeling, but is based on 62 years of living experience. As you get older you just see things more clearly.

38 posted on 03/20/2012 11:11:36 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: lwoodham

Excellent post.
It sums it up.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: RoosterRedux

The question is why are Santorum and Romney too stupid to think of this themselves.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
I don't know about Santorum...but Romney uses up a huge amount of brain power hiding his true self from the public. Massive electric drain for that endeavor.

Similar to how liars have to maintain all those separate realities just in case they are caught in a discrepancy. It can be done by REALLY smart folks (Ted Bundy comes to mind)...but it uses up a lot of brain power.

That's why Newt is so smart. He has a lot of brain power and he doesn't waste it on lying or bullsh!t.

Churchill was the same way (as someone who has studied Churchill to a great degree, let me add that there are many similarities between Newt and Winnie...Newt knows this well)!

41 posted on 03/20/2012 3:18:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: RoosterRedux

I know about Santorum. He’s not using any brain power at all.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Heheh...that’s been my first impression!


43 posted on 03/20/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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