Skip to comments.Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The president has scoffed at Gingrichs promise to lower gasoline prices to $2.50, while likening those who challenge his own love affair with alternative fuels to founding members of the flat earth society.
The president describes suggested measures that could bring down gas prices as akin to waving a magic wand; his press secretary Jay Carney accused anyone promising $2.50 gas of lying. How can Mr. Gingrich, who is nearly out of the GOP race, so rattle the White House?
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.
.....Perhaps Gingrichs most nettlesome issue for the president, however, comes from the notion that the former House speaker is, as the Washington Post describes him, one of the GOPs most visible and prolific idea men.
Party aside, President Obama surely thinks of himself in this way. He is the new generation, he is the seer of the future, he is the most capable of embracing new technology.
The irony is that it is President Obama who is out of step with new technology......
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Go after Obama day after day after day. Never stop until we vote him out office.
Obama is afraid of Gingrich because he can’t argue him down.
And if you think he’s afraid of Gingrich, he’s terrified of Palin.
They are deathly afraid of Newt because We the People are not buying The Candidate put up and hoisted upon us by the Ruling Class Establishment and the Media, Mitt Romney. Keep em on the run Newt, you are successfully getting under their skin.
And Romney or Santorum haven't the slightest idea how. America shafted itself by not realizing the changes Newt could make. Lost out to two losers.
If Mitt would take that approach he’d be a shoe in.
Promise $2.50. By drilling and turning the futures market and speculators upside down. Say no to Unicorn Farts.
Gingrich is the only one who can frame the debate to be about Obama and not have Obama define his Opponent.
Hell, Gingrich is the one who started pushing the oil and he will define the other issues instead of Obama if conservatives are smart enough and determined enough to nominate him
Because Obama’s internal poll numbers clearly show that gas prices are a big negative for him and drop his numbers big time.
Gingrich appears to be the only candidate in the position to attack on energy. Santorum must have problems in this area unknown to us and it looks like Romney does too.
Romneys Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team now works for Obama) ."EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has taken most of the fire from Republicans as her agency rolls out a slew of controversial new climate and clean air rules. But McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.
Lisas the coach and Ginas the quarterback in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. Shes running the plays, improvising on the line.
Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate greenhouse gases is now Obamas Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views: ..
Mitt Romney's environmental coal policies--Obama's environmental coal policies.
Carbon Copies (Mitt and Obama)[60 second video campaign ad] Under Romney the first state to enact Carbon Caps (Job Killing CO2 Emission Limits]
Which one? Sarah or Bristol? :) The daughter has it in her, too.
:: oil, coal and natural gas as energy products of the past ::
Didn’t early civilization depend on the sun for heat and wind for motive energy?
As I recall, major ocean-going transportation only 200 years ago was wind powered; military might was determined by wind-power navy vessels.
I would say that solar and wind are “energy products of the past”.
The dems know perfectly well what Newt would do to Bork Obunga in any sort of a debate.
Thanks for posting your very creative, excellent work FrankR.
Agitated is nowhere close to what will happen to them.
Maybe according to their view but not mine. They keep trying to talk Newt's candidacy down. Wait for the convention and see what happens. My belief is that Sarah will throw her support to Newt and then, ....... then watch the battle begin! ....... :O)
I’m not certain if Palin will play a major role, but stranger things have happened in this primary. Personally I don’t think Newt needs Palin to “run” with him, but for sure she will have a role at convention.
Palin said she wouldn’t run for the Presidency....and I believe her. How she works the Conventin is yet to be seen.
BUT!!!! To Convention we go!!!!!!! Go Newt Go!
Jefferson, were he here, could articulate and summarize the principles and ideas essential to individual liberty, as opposed to counterfeit ideas of "we're taking care of you" and "we can't wait" (meaning, we can't be 'bothered' with the Constitution's restraints on our power).
Remember, it was Jefferson who said of such folks in positions of power, "bind them down by the chains of the Constitution."
One set of ideas leads to freedom for individuals, opportunity, innovation, prosperity, plenty, and "the pursuit of happiness" in a society.
The other leads to loss of individual freedom, dependency on political whims of political ideologues, accumulation of power to government, mediocrity, declining productivity, want and oppression.
Obama prefers a super-wealthy candidate who fits neatly into his already-created narrative of the 1% vs. 99%, and who will tinker around the edges, talking issues, not principles, and one who cannot bring about the "enlightenment of the people" necessary to turn back tyranny.
Although no current candidate may be perfect, only one displays the historical understanding of founding ideas, is quick enough in recognizing the cleverly-disguised ideas of socialism, aggressive enough to refute, rebuke, and unmask those ideas, and might be able to restore to what Jefferson called "the American mind" the ideas which might help new generations to rediscover the ideas of liberty.
"We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long as we remain honest -- which will be as long as we can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all become wolves." - Thomas Jefferson
Because of decades of neglect, "We, the People" have become "inattentive" to the duties placed upon us by our Constitution as its "only Keepers" (Justice Story). The "wolves" have attacked, and we need a leader who can help us rediscover and restore the wall between them and us, and that wall is "the People's" Constitution.
Hope some wealthy conservative supporter of his will underwrite such an effort. It might help salvage and restore the Republic!
Then why is Mittens ahead in delegate votes? So when you see these numbers how can so many people say the American is a conservative nation. How could this dumbo w/o a birth certificate ever get elected? Fact: There are very few TRUE conservatives in this country.
so far Newt remains in my view, the only candidate running who speaks the truth and stays with known facts.
(listen to and watch Newt....) select from the videos etc. Pass along to others who want to learn more about this much misunderstood man.
Between Newt and the Palin family they could eviscerate Obama and turn him into sausage meat. It’d make for great Pay-Per-View!
They are afraid of Newt because the Left and the Rinos got their...handed to them by Newt in the past.
He’d beat Obama.
“go after obama day after day...”
if only Newt would have done this from the beginning; he’d be the one in the lead for delegates and we wouldn’t have to consider voting for Flipper while holding our noses...
The state party leaders control the process. For instance, Santorums victory in Iowa was squelched by a local leader, so that for days it seemed that Romney had won. The news that he had NOT made no impression on the country when it was made known a couple of weeks later. The virtual tie between Romney in Michigan was broadcast as a Romney victory, too. Nothing new about this. Gene McCarthys campaign in 1968 was sabotaged not only by Kennedys negative ads but by state party officials who undercut him in every way. McCarthy was so infuriated by the way that Bobby won in California, that he couldnt bring himself to say nice things about the little thug after the assassinations. More importantly, Kennedys felt so angry about McCarthys refusal to step aside for their hero, that they took their support to McGovern, even though, as he showed in 1972, McGovern was a lousy candidate.
My impression is that the Republican Establishment would rather see Obama win, assuming that he would be a lame duck from day one, than letting Newt or Gingrich, or even Santorum have that sort of power. I don’t think they really oppose Obamas policies per se, just think he has taken matters to extreme.