Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich on Ethanol (Newt loves it)
Posted on 01/30/2011 8:56:09 PM PST by pissant
The Wall Street Journal has a humdinger of an editorial catching Newt Gingrich touting ethanol. His spokesman is also quoted denouncing, "rampant speculation in the commodities markets." The subheadline at WSJ.com describes Mr. Gingrich as an "Ethanol lobbyist." Mr. Gingrich is not registered with the Senate as a lobbyist for any ethanol interest, so it's not a great headline a lobbyist doesn't mean the same thing, exactly, as a proponent.
The editorial does say that Mr. Gingrich gave a keynote speech to the Renewable Fuels Association, though it does not say whether Mr. Gingrich was paid for the speech or, if he was, how much.
In any event my guess is that Mr. Gingrich's ethanol advocacy has less to do with any speaking fee he received from the Renewable Fuels Association and more to do with his hopes of wooing caucus participants in Iowa as part of the 2012 Republican presidential nomination process. Another Republican GOP contender, Mitch Daniels of Indiana, is also an ethanol proponent, and I've heard him, like Mr. Gingrich, dismiss the argument that ethanol makes food more expensive and causes famines.
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Aren't you going to tell everyone what despicable RINO is behind that quote?
Is there a dumber RINO quote on energy anywhere?
Bipartisanship and compromise is what's going to lead us to energy independence?
What kind of moron would say that? Newt? Nancy? McCain?
Two more words...Iowa Caucases. Or Hawkeye Cauci, if you will.
Which reminds me. Of all the talk about cutting spending, what’s missing is any discussion of ending subsidies to corn growers, sugar growers, milk producers, etc.
Well they weren’t too moronic and it ain’t Pelosi - more nukes, more coal, shale, more oil. Sounds more like Palin
Or so you say.......
Mr. Gingrich is not registered with the Senate as a lobbyist for any ethanol interest, so it’s not a great headline a lobbyist doesn’t mean the same thing, exactly, as a proponent.
Maybe he’s just an undocumented lobbyist.
Newt is thinking about the Iowa caucus in 2012.
I just replaced the fuel lines on my riding mower. In he past I have had fuel lines get old, dry, cracked and leaking. This fuel line became soft and leaking. THANKS TO ETHANOL!!!!!!!!!
I am hoping that diesel from algae or alcohol from cellulose and ultracapacitance batteries will be the ticket. In the nuclear energy area, Thorium reactors will be safer than Uranium reactors.
The food riots have started and these nit wits want to convert food to fuel at the cost of increased net carbon?
I can’t find fault with what you say.
I like the sound of it my FRiend! :-)
Whatever it takes to stop the dependency on fossil fuel and the money flow to oil producing states.
I used to like Newt, but not now. He will not get my vote in any primary.
lol. Surely you jest. Bachmann/Santorum maybe. Rubio/Santorum maybe. but NEVER Newt anything.
Thank you. It was actually two of them, "Window of Opportunity" and "To Renew America" when he was still my Congressman, giving me hope that he might thwart Socialism.
Well, you know how that worked out.
She was a really nice lady! She took the time to talk with me for quite a while on the sidelines at one of his Big Red Bus campaign stops. She described the circumstances of Newt writing the first book. A gracious lady and at the time validated my confidence in him! How wrong I was, lying spineless POS!
Newt should drink the ethanol, and go play in a corn field. Ethanol is another idiotic mistake of the mentally deficient intellectuals.
We should be using our proven 100 year reserve of natural gas. Estimated reserves are between 200 and 300 years.
Cars need to be made for CNG and a small reserve of gasoline. Many government agencies already have fleets that use CNG. Utility companies do likewise. Many buses now use CNG. I know of only one commercial vehicle available to the general population - a Honda Civic that gets the equivalent of 40 MPG. And you can refuel at your home.
There is no reason Ford, GM and Chrysler can't offer similar products.
$350 to repair the damage done to two mowners, thanks to ethanol gas.
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