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Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?
Fox News ^ | March 20, 2012 | Liz Peek

Posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The president has scoffed at Gingrich’s 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. 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.

.....Perhaps Gingrich’s 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 GOP’s “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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; gingrich2012; jobs; obamanism; oil
Newt to Obama: This is What a Drilling Platform Looks Like

Newt’s Visit to an Alabama Gas Station

1 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Go Newt!!!!

Go after Obama day after day after day. Never stop until we vote him out office.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:18 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Which is the best idea, a chance that Newt could bring down gas prices or King Obama wanting ten dollars a gallon. Get real and make real choices.

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.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Qwackertoo

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.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He is rattled because O knows that Gingrich can beat him.

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

7 posted on 03/20/2012 8:33:49 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
If Mitt would take that approach he’d be a shoe in.

Romney’s 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.

“Lisa’s the coach and Gina’s 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. “She’s running the plays, improvising on the line.”

Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s 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]

9 posted on 03/20/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is What a Drilling Platform Looks Like

Hilarious.
10 posted on 03/20/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: BuffaloJack

Which one? Sarah or Bristol? :) The daughter has it in her, too.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 8:39:03 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

:: 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”.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
OBAMA VETTED, YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE
14 posted on 03/20/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Alga-line” or whatever you call “gasoline from algae” will also be $2.50 per gallon....with a Federal subsidy of $1,800 per gallon. No problem!
15 posted on 03/20/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The dems know perfectly well what Newt would do to Bork Obunga in any sort of a debate.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: FrankR

Thanks for posting your very creative, excellent work FrankR.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wait till he picks Sarah for Veep.

Agitated is nowhere close to what will happen to them.

18 posted on 03/20/2012 9:35:32 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: FrankR
Newt's Anti-Obama Ad: Ideas Have Consequences
19 posted on 03/20/2012 9:37:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Qwackertoo
"How can Mr. Gingrich, who is nearly out of the GOP race, so rattle the White House?"

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)

20 posted on 03/20/2012 9:43:16 AM PDT by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Old Badger

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!


21 posted on 03/20/2012 9:46:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Could it be the same reason that King George might have feared the intellect and understanding of a Thomas Jefferson?

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.

22 posted on 03/20/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

Bump!!


23 posted on 03/20/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting in #19, Newt's "Ideas Have Consequences" ad! I hope he will do a series. He's the one capable of hitting on some truly substantive differences between Obama's ideology and the Washington/Jefferson ideas of freedom--and the consequences we're facing from our departure from those ideas.

Hope some wealthy conservative supporter of his will underwrite such an effort. It might help salvage and restore the Republic!

24 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: eyeamok
We the People are not buying The Candidate put up and hoisted upon us by the Ruling Class Establishment and the Media,

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.

25 posted on 03/20/2012 10:44:10 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Excellent video.....

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.

26 posted on 03/20/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Between Newt and the Palin family they could eviscerate Obama and turn him into sausage meat. It’d make for great Pay-Per-View!


27 posted on 03/20/2012 1:10:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BuffaloJack

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.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 2:43:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Qwackertoo

“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...


29 posted on 03/20/2012 5:21:15 PM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: Digger

The state party leaders control the process. For instance, Santorum’s 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 week’s later. The virtual tie between Romney in Michigan was broadcast as a Romney victory, too. Nothing new about this. Gene McCarthy’s campaign in 1968 was sabotaged not only by Kennedy’s 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 couldn’t bring himself to say nice things about the little thug after the assassinations. More importantly, Kennedy’s felt so angry about McCarthy’s 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.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 10:26:13 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Don Corleone

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 Obama’s policies per se, just think he has taken matters to extreme.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 10:30:05 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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