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GOP Rep. Chews Out Steven Chu: “You’re Telling Me My Constituents Need to Buy a Nissan Leaf?”
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/21/2012 4:38:34 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gave anti-Energy Secretary Steven Chu an earful yesterday during a hearing on oil prices. McHenry ripped Che for the administration’s policies that have prevented access to domestic oil and gas. “You’re telling me my constituents need to buy a Nissan Leaf?”

"My time is short, you've listed a long list of things that this administration has done. I have not yet heard that there are trying to increase the supply of American oil or our refining capacity or limit the regulations in the diversity of blends that are required.

I have heard nothing from you today that indicates a policy this administration has put in place that will meaningful impact the price at the pumps, other than driving it up!

The policies this administration has put in place have actually increased the cost of fuel at the pumps. They have increased the cost of commuting for my constituents.

And to tell my constituents, with 10 percent unemployment, Western North Carolina, that you need to buy a Nissian Leaf? That in order to commute for 50 minutes a day you're going to have to have an employer who is wonderful enough to provide you a place to plug in your car, so you can get home? Is absolutely ridiculous.

And the anger my constituents have at the cost of the pumps is very real, and if the President doesn’t get this and if the Secretary of energy doesn’t get this then we've got a real problem here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 112th; automakers; bhoenergy; chu; electriccars; energy; gasoline; leaf; mchenry; nissan

1 posted on 03/21/2012 4:38:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

sounds like McHenry doesn’t understand the true intentions of those he’s dealing with

although... it seems to be dawning on him.... slowly


2 posted on 03/21/2012 4:43:20 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama and Chu are quite aware of the results of their policies.
In fact, for them, their policies are not draconian enough!

They don’t give a damn what the people want!

Obama is using the rapist tactic of telling the victim to “lay back and relax, you’ll like it”.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 4:45:03 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Hojczyk

That article seems poorly written.

I wonder if the guy has any relation to Patrick Henry...


4 posted on 03/21/2012 4:45:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: Hojczyk
That in order to commute for 50 minutes a day you're going to have to have an employer who is wonderful enough to provide you a place to plug in your car, so you can get home? Is absolutely ridiculous.

No, no, no. Your employer doesn't have to be wonderful enough.
He only has to be federally mandated.

5 posted on 03/21/2012 4:51:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Hojczyk

“And the anger my constituents have at the cost of the pumps is very real, and if the President doesn’t get this and if the Secretary of energy doesn’t get this then we’ve got a real problem here.”

We’ve had a “real problem” for over three years, in the form of an arrogant Marxist ignoramous, who is only interested in punishing this country and its populace for imaginary “egregious actions of the past”. The fact that only a few Repukelicans are beginning to notice (or have grown a small pair sufficient to allow them to mention it in public), is almost as disturbing the reality of the a$$ clown infesting the White House.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 4:53:26 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Hojczyk
"And the anger my constituents have at the cost of the pumps is very real, and if the President doesn't get this and if the Secretary of energy doesn't get this then we've got a real problem here."

What does that mean? What are you going to do about it? Write another sternly worded memorandum? The President gets it. The Secretary of Energy gets it. They've accomplished what they set out to do, and in the process made you and the other Repubs nothing more than barking poodles.
7 posted on 03/21/2012 4:57:56 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Hojczyk
The peasants have no bread..."So let them eat cake"

Marie Antoinette...1775

The people cannot afford gasoline for their cars ..."So we can use algae to make gasoline'"

Obama ...2012

8 posted on 03/21/2012 5:06:37 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Hojczyk; PowderMonkey
A check of McHenry’s voting record reveals he normally votes the correct way. His bark has the bite with his voting record. Am as frustrated as anyone (on this thread) though if all would vote as McHenry (just saying) there would have been no bailouts or TARP, and am having difficulty finding anything which would lead me to believe this man is not a conservative. The record is the record, and the cartridge box is the cartridge box via his vote.
9 posted on 03/21/2012 5:09:23 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: sten
"sounds like McHenry doesn’t understand the true intentions of those he’s dealing with"

That is the heart of the problem with ALL the GOP establishment hacks I think.. They think it is business as usual. they don't see that these people WANT TO bring about the destruction of the USA.

10 posted on 03/21/2012 5:12:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Tanniker Smith
"No, no, no. Your employer doesn't have to be wonderful enough."

"He only has to be federally mandated."

What Chu and the rest of Zero's minions don't grok -- or maybe they DO -- is that the Federal mandates only mandate that employers move any jobs they can possibly move to China, India and even lower cost countries if they want to remain profitable and avoid the fate of GM and Chrysler.

The goal, I suppose, must be to have the US populated by the-long term unemployed, Starbucks baristas @ $8.70/hr and PhDs in molecular biology.

11 posted on 03/21/2012 5:13:27 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Tanniker Smith

The premise is “wrong” -

you’re not going to “commute 50 minutes a day”.

You’re going to live in a “sustainable community” where you can walk to work. And making it impossible for you to commute is how we’re going to accomplish this goal.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 5:17:33 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: MrB
"The premise is “wrong” -"

"you’re not going to “commute 50 minutes a day”."

"You’re going to live in a “sustainable community” where you can walk to work."

Of course those with the education and skills can hop into their Bimmers and Mercedes and still drive, even with $10 gasoline! Or telecommute on days they don't need to be in the office for meetings.

But with no low-skill jobs, "sustainable community" = "high density - low income housing".

How did THAT "Great Society" fiasco work out? (google "Cabrini Green".)


13 posted on 03/21/2012 5:42:39 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Hojczyk
increase the supply of American oil or our refining capacity

Our refining capacity already significantly exceeds our demand. We have been upgrading and expanding our refineries for many years. We now refine more than we use, even when only running ~83% capacity.

14 posted on 03/21/2012 5:43:53 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Hojczyk

After all that ripping and chewing Chu walked out with the same plans to screw over Americans he always had.

Nothing changed McHenry’s constituents will believe he cares and Mchenry will go back to sitting behind his desk and doing nothing.

Relax folks. It’s all part of the show.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 5:44:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

Jim Hoft ought to invest in an editor or choose a medium of expression unreliant on the written word.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 5:54:47 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Tanniker Smith
That in order to commute for 50 minutes a day you're going to have to have an employer who is wonderful enough to provide you a place to plug in your car, so you can get home? Is absolutely ridiculous.

No, no, no. Your employer doesn't have to be wonderful enough.
He only has to be federally mandated.


Wait until you drive to work and discover on arrival that overnight all the charging stations have been vandalized for the copper and you have no way to charge to get home.
17 posted on 03/21/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: MrB

I’m screwed. But that’s not new


18 posted on 03/21/2012 6:25:06 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: thackney

It all comes down to the cost of oil which is over 75% of the cost of gas. Until we develop our own resources we are going to be slaves to the oil producers.

Pray for America


19 posted on 03/21/2012 6:31:59 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Venturer
Yep...Ralph and Sam. Ralph tries to kill us...and Sam pretends to protect us.

And at the end of the day....they show up at the same cocktail party sipping martinis...laughing.

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa

20 posted on 03/21/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Hojczyk

Does the Leaf come with a tow truck?...


21 posted on 03/21/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

the Congressman should follow that up by playing into the record the laughable episode of the BBC series Top Gear where they tested the Nissan Leaf.


22 posted on 03/21/2012 6:44:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PowderMonkey
Mit Romney is a barking poodle. He and his don't have the moxie to stand up to the left. He is a get along kind of guy who would embrace radical islam if they would just support him.

The number of scared republicans is high enough to elect ROmney. They are scared of violence and political instability and think ROmney can save them.

23 posted on 03/21/2012 6:49:05 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: Nifster

Maybe you could sign your suburban/rural property over to the rightful ownership of the state, and they would set you up in a nice highrise apartment.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 6:50:32 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: x_plus_one
The number of scared republicans is high enough to elect ROmney. They are scared of violence and political instability and think ROmney can save them.

A Country of pansies. I welcome the violence. The tree of Liberty is thirsty.

The "Takers" in our Country must be stopped and the "Makers" must get their liberty and freedoms back if we are to give our children and grandchildren a great country.

I am not advocating violence, I am just sayin'.

25 posted on 03/21/2012 7:16:32 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: NELSON111

You got that right.


26 posted on 03/21/2012 8:01:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB

Oh joy. So now I get to live in section 8 housing that I have to pay twice as much for. Thanks but I think I’ll take my tent and head for the hills.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Tanniker Smith
That in order to commute for 50 minutes a day you're going to have to have an employer who is wonderful enough to provide you a place to plug in your car, so you can get home? Is absolutely ridiculous.

I noticed at my new job on the top level of the parking garage there was an electric car plugged in. I thought to myself, "HEY! When are they going to put in a gas pump so I can get me a FREE fill up of gas since this clown is getting a free (to him) charge up?"

Well....since I am a noob here I don't think it's a good idea to push it at this point. It is a VERY liberal organization that, now that I'm here, I realize it was a huge mistake and am currently looking at "moving on" for a variety of reasons.... oh well, live and learn.
28 posted on 03/21/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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MADAM CHU

Mercedes
personal car
COMMISSAR CHU

"I have a bicycle
but no car"

?
COMMISSAR CHU

Cadillac
US Taxpayer

29 posted on 03/23/2012 1:19:40 AM PDT by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that with a WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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