Skip to comments.Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
There are good reasons for Mr. Obamas discomfort. First is the almost immediate hit to the presidents 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 Obamas 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 dont buy this crude, the Chinese will.
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Has any president ever been boiled in oil prices?
“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.
‘President Obamas Top Five Energy Whoppers’
The President just hates being challenged; being questioned. He must suffer from “only child” or “king baby” syndrome.
An IQ, double that of your own, will do that to a person.
Not even in the same league.....
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.
Video: Newt Blasts Obama for Supporting Saudi Drilling, Not American Drilling
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.
See my tagline.
Obama somehow thinks he can power the world with unicorn farts! And it just won't work.;-)
It’s unforunate that the only Statesman in the race, get’s a deaf ear and horse blinders from the American People.
Video: On Gas Prices, Newt Gingrich is On the Presidents Mind
If Newt and Obama were in a presidential debate, Obama would look like a stuttering fool.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
DUH, only in the comic section of the paper.
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.
Newt Blasts Obama for Supporting Sandi Drilling, Not American Drilling
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
It sums it up.
The question is why are Santorum and Romney too stupid to think of this themselves.
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)!
I know about Santorum. He’s not using any brain power at all.
Heheh...that’s been my first impression!