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Gingrich: After you fit a gun rack in a Volt, ‘where do you put the deer?’
The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Geneva Sands

Posted on 03/21/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich returned to a favorite target, slamming the Chevrolet Volt as an impractical vehicle, while stumping on the campaign trail in Louisiana Wednesday, three days ahead of that state's primary.

"I've tried to explain this psychologically, you can't put a gun rack in a Volt," Gingrich said to supporters in Pineville, La., repeating a line of attack he used in February.

Last month, however, one Chevy driver set out to prove the former Speaker wrong by actually building a gun rack into the back of his Volt, which he documented in a video posted to YouTube.

The former House Speaker did in fact acknowledge the YouTube challenge Wednesday, but pointed out that there might be another problem with the electric car.

"Now to be honest, there's actually, after I said that a couple times, there's actually a YouTube video of guy in Atlanta, who owns a Volt, who put a gun rack in the trunk, but a friend of mine, who was a hunter down in Camilla, looked at it and said 'yeah you can get the gun rack in the trunk, but then where do you put the deer?'" said Gingrich to laughter from the audience.

Gingrich has repeatedly mocked the Volt and President Obama's plan to provide subsidies for plug-in electric cars.

"Since we're all about to run out of oil, I guess the government has to be responsible and it's a very different model," he said. "Part of that model was, of course, to force us into smaller and smaller and smaller cars, so the president likes the Volt, the Volt gets a $7,500 tax credit if you buy one."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; chevyvolt; commonsense; elections; gingrich2012; gopprimary; green
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1 posted on 03/21/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

butcher it first.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 2:00:48 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I will give him points on this one.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 2:00:57 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: All
Newt, Santorum debut Etch A Sketch props on the trail (Updated) "Newt Gingrich gleefully seized on Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch A Sketch" comments from this morning, bringing out an Etch A Sketch as a prop on the campaign trail today.

Gingrich, via POLITICO's Ginger Gibson, called Fehrnstrom's comment a sign that the conservative movement couldn't trust Romney to stick to his positions in the fall:

"Now given everybody's fears about Gov. Romney's flip-flops, to have his communications director say publicly to all of us, if we're dumb enough to nominate him we should expect by the acceptance speech he'll move back to the left, triggers everything we should worry about," he told a crowd in Lake Charles, La.

"How many of you have ever had an Etch-a-Sketch? My children had Etch A Sketches, they were great for car rides. But you'll notice that their pictures aren't permanent, their pictures aren't locked down. You can redo it any time you want. That's the problem. If you're somebody who invents RomneyCare and at the signing ceremony you say that your closest collaborator was Teddy Kennedy, it's really hard to explain to us that you're really conservative," he continued. "And if you ran for governor saying you love gun control laws and thought that the gun control laws in Massachusetts are terrific, it's pretty hard to convince pro-second amendment folks that you can be trusted. And if you ran as a pro-choice candidate who actually wrote Planned Parenthood into RomneyCare by name it's a little tricky to convince us you're right to life. So here's Gov. Romney's staff, they don't even have the decency to wait until they get the nomination to explain to us how they'll sell us out, and I think having an Etch A Sketch as your campaign model, raises every doubt about where we're going."

UPDATE: Santorum, too, stopped at Toys R Us and bought an Etch A Sketch for campaign events, per POLITICO's Juana Summers:......

4 posted on 03/21/2012 2:02:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
STRAPPED ON THE HOOD OF IT WITH THE ANTLERS HANGING OFF ONE SIDE AND THE HIND HOOVES OFF THE OTHER AS YOU DRIVE AROUND THE BLOCK A COUPLE OF TIMES TO IMPRESS ALL THE NEIGHBORS AND THEN GO TAKE IT OUT IN YOUR BACK YARD AND HANG IT FROM ONE OF YOUR CLOTHESLINE POSTS TO FIELD DRESS IT AFTER IT'S BEEN THERE A COUPLE OF HOURS IN THE SUN, SOAKING UP THE HEAT FROM THE ENGINE AND BATTERIES MAKING THE DRIVE HOME WITH YOU ON THE INTERSTATE.

Gee, don't these guys have any common sense at all?

5 posted on 03/21/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: absolootezer0
butcher it first.

Good. Then put it on ice in a BIG cooler and then what? There would be NO room in the Volt for that cooler.

6 posted on 03/21/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
UPDATE: Santorum, too, stopped at Toys R Us and bought an Etch A Sketch for campaign events, per POLITICO's Juana Summers:......

Sanctimonium doing what he does best, stealing Newt's ideas, words, thoughts and plans... It is really getting pathetic... really. I actually thought he's be too embarrassed to do this outrightly, he usually steals Newt's stuff on the sly, but I guess you can never think too little of Santorum...

7 posted on 03/21/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL! Well done!
Go Newt!


8 posted on 03/21/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: OKSooner
It would have to be strapped to the hood, somehow. Your view would be obstructed though.


9 posted on 03/21/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Eaker
a friend of mine, who was a hunter down in Camilla, looked at it and said 'yeah you can get the gun rack in the trunk, but then where do you put the deer?

That's not really a concern.

The Volt won't make it as far as the deer lease nor will it get 40 feet beyond the gate.

10 posted on 03/21/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you managed to strap a deer to the volt and get it home.
Povided you have enough charge. There’s a 50/50 chance the Volt will catch on fire. Then you could have a $40k barb-b-qued venison.


11 posted on 03/21/2012 2:11:26 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Since we’re all about to run out of oil”

Certainly said with total sarcasm, since in his speeches now he overwhelms audiences with facts on HOW MUCH OIL this country is awash in, and a lot of times he overwhelms them with those facts IN ND ALONE.

I can imagine the tone, I don’t even need to be there.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 2:12:34 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: humblegunner; Leep

I guess they’ll have to stay home and eat tofu.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL! I love “the cheerful one” and by the time you get the gun rack, passenger(s) and deer in the car...your legs may be up to your chin.
Reminds me of the how many people can fit in a telephone booth or a volkswagon.
YOU may just get a “JOLT” from the volt.


14 posted on 03/21/2012 2:15:24 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: txrangerette

I think LIBERALS who own Volts need to show solidarity with deer and “get in Newt’s face.”

Some enterprising CONSERVATIVE should market Bambi decals and sell them to Democrats (they like to load their cars up with stickers to let everyone know how good they are and how bad we are).


15 posted on 03/21/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: katiedidit1
LOL! I love “the cheerful one”........

Bump!

16 posted on 03/21/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
UPDATE: Santorum, too, stopped at Toys R Us and bought an Etch A Sketch for campaign events, per POLITICO's Juana Summers:.....

Please, please tell me this is a joke!

17 posted on 03/21/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Leep

LOL!


18 posted on 03/21/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A dolt put a gun rack in a Volt. I don’t get it. I’ll be honest, I really want one of the smart cars, because they’re just appealing. I’ll bet their a blast to drive. However, since I can’t put a bicycle rack on it, and put a weekend’s worth of gear in it, I’ll stick with my Explorer.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 2:25:17 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Please, please tell me this is a joke!

They've quoted his "etch-a-sketch" admonition at the source. It's very dark and depressing...

Newt is the "cheerful" one (as I recall, Rick labeled himself "courage").

20 posted on 03/21/2012 2:33:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Purchase a Romney Pet mount for the Volt’s roof...put the deer in that.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 2:35:07 PM PDT by First A Patriot (Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God)
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To: true believer forever
"UPDATE: Santorum, too, stopped at Toys R Us and bought an Etch A Sketch for campaign events, per POLITICO's Juana Summers:......

Sanctimonium doing what he does best, stealing Newt's ideas, words, thoughts and plans... It is really getting pathetic... really. I actually thought he's be too embarrassed to do this outrightly, he usually steals Newt's stuff on the sly, but I guess you can never think too little of Santorum...

All right, it's really embarrassing for Rick at this point. And I'm supposed to want Newt to drop out so I can support HIM?

22 posted on 03/21/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Melas
A dolt put a gun rack in a Volt. I don’t get it.

The guy w/ the gun rack threw together some PVC and made a video to disprove Newt's assertion that a gun rack couldn't fit in his car. Newt certainly is keeping everyone busy (Obama is running around the country trying to make voters believe that he's the energy president) and Santorum ran out to get an etch-a-sketch because Newt was out on the stump using one to make well targeted comments against Romney.

23 posted on 03/21/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: First A Patriot
Purchase a Romney Pet mount for the Volt’s roof...put the deer in tha

Good one! I hope there's room in the Volt for strapping and a blanket to protect the roof. Maybe they could purchase a collapsible box to squeeze in that back area. Then they could go out and find out where they can, "Buy me a huntin' license."

24 posted on 03/21/2012 2:46:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Buck doesn`t stop at the White House.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 2:46:38 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Obummer is Bambi?? ? Who knew?)
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To: bunkerhill7

I am not going to touch that with a ten foot pole.


26 posted on 03/21/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is SO hard for me to give up on Newt. I am having trouble getting used to the idea of the RicknMitt bores. The thrill is gone.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 2:53:39 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
this is why we need GINGRICH to debate Obama

Mitt "heh heh heh you wanna bet I'd be a better president?" Romney will appear weak and foolish because he is essentially weak and foolish.

A debate with Gingrich would be like a blood sport- I'd opay money to see that

Gingrich should offer to put up $1million to Obama's campaign for a debate RIGHT NOW (winner takes all)

28 posted on 03/21/2012 3:07:44 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just put that cooler in that gooseneck trailer you’re pulling.

Oh wait!


29 posted on 03/21/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In the headlights silly


30 posted on 03/21/2012 3:30:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; AT7Saluki
Doesn't really count -


31 posted on 03/21/2012 3:43:39 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: absolootezer0

Lash it to the fender or where ever and take it home.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 4:02:06 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The metro gun rack


33 posted on 03/21/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lol, now that’s funny.


34 posted on 03/21/2012 4:45:09 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As an aside, it is liberalism personified to put a rifle where you can’t get at it.


35 posted on 03/21/2012 4:48:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Ingtar
More to the point.
How does opie expect people to tow trailers of all kinds?
Boat Trailers, Construction Trailers Vacation Trailers, Racing Trailers and the almighty Landscape Trailers driven by people who do the jobs that Americans won't do.
36 posted on 03/21/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: cookcounty

Sigh. I understand your sentiments commpletely. He is just so much brighter, more articulate and creative than the others....it makes me sad that others don’t see it.

Having said that, he is through. I’m enjoying the show he’s putting on though.

Hank


37 posted on 03/21/2012 7:15:24 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

i have no idea how big a volt is, but if i can get all my gear, guns, beer bottles, etc packed into either my a4 or my jeep- both that already have subs in them- a volt can take a gun and a cooler, right?


38 posted on 03/22/2012 4:43:48 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Vermont Test -- For a GovtMotors Chevy Volt

From your home in Montpelier,VT, attempt to drive your Chevy Volt to the ski lifts at the top of Jay Peak, at -10F and snowing, with:

- Wife in the front, & Two kids and a dog in the back seat
- Trunk full of luggage for four, plus dog food
- Kids plugged-in watching a movie on their laptop
- Wife with her cell-phone plugged in on charge
- Roof rack module with 4 sets of skis, boots, poles
- Towing a trailer with a 1056cc Arctic Cat snowmobile
- Stereo, headlights, windshield wipers all on
- 40 mph head-wind

Hint: You won't make it out of the driveway. Give me a call when it can do this.

39 posted on 03/22/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100
Oh, geez, I forgot......

- Seat warmers: ON

(Sorry about that)

40 posted on 03/22/2012 8:47:22 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100
Oh, geez......

- Heater: ON

(Sorry, one more time)

41 posted on 03/22/2012 8:49:46 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100
Aw, shoot.........

- Rear Window Defroster: ON

(will this never end?)

42 posted on 03/22/2012 8:52:41 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...but a friend of mine, who was a hunter down in Camilla, looked at it and said 'yeah you can get the gun rack in the trunk, but then where do you put the deer?'

Now THAT'S funny...and mocking of Obama in many ways: Sissy Obama is clueless on cars, car/truck-owners' needs, firearms/long guns, hunting, food self-sufficiency, Southern culture, recreation, its great outdoors and wildlife...and in general what it's like to be a...MAN.

PERFECT.

(And PLEASE Newt, put away the childish/petty-looking Etch-A-Sketch. You're above that.)

Bravo on the Obama bash. :-)

43 posted on 03/22/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Scooter100

LoL!!


44 posted on 03/22/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL That’s a good one. I’m glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I saw that headline. Can a Volt even carry the extra weight of a rifle and a box of ammo?


45 posted on 03/22/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Melas

I’ll be honest, I really want one of the smart cars, because they’re just appealing. I’ll bet their a blast to drive


My daughter had one for a bit. They are fun to drive short distances, though they understeer something awful. A breeze to park too, they fit in the tiniest gaps. Not as good as the Mini, or a Fiat 500, but a pretty decent city car.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Scooter100

No talking GPS unit?


47 posted on 03/22/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
No talking GPS unit?

Oh, good one. "Exit NOW for nearest wall socket", or "Turn around, go home, plug me in quick!"

Hehe.....electric cars in winter = LOSERS!

48 posted on 03/22/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

To paraphrase Roy Scheider in Jaws: We’re gonna need a bigger battery!


49 posted on 03/22/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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