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Newt Gingrich on Ethanol (Newt loves it)
Future of Capitalism ^ | 1/30/11 | staff

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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Twin Sisters...
1 posted on 01/30/2011 8:56:12 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Newt probably knows about as must about biofuels as Tony Rezko knows about ethics.


2 posted on 01/30/2011 9:00:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: pissant
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Some pandering is inevitable in presidential politics, but, befitting a college professor, Mr. Gingrich insists on portraying his low vote-buying as high "intellectual" policy. This doesn't bode well for his judgment as a president. Even Al Gore now admits that the only reason he supported ethanol in 2000 was to goose his presidential prospects, and the only difference now between Al and Newt is that Al admits he was wrong.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704698004576104682930044012.html
3 posted on 01/30/2011 9:00:34 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: pissant

I really did not need any other reasons for disliking Newt, but thanks anyhow.


4 posted on 01/30/2011 9:03:09 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: pissant

NewT doesn’t care about the food supply and impact the growing use of ethanol has on it? More GoPoop on a stick..


5 posted on 01/30/2011 9:04:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: pissant

Gingrich/Santorum 2012


6 posted on 01/30/2011 9:04:47 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: pissant

Newt needs to go live in a corn field and learn what corny is all about.


7 posted on 01/30/2011 9:05:42 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: pissant

Newt, ... you Incompetent b@st@rd, “I read your book!”


8 posted on 01/30/2011 9:06:58 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: pissant

Two people who don't drive pre-2007 vehicles.

9 posted on 01/30/2011 9:07:42 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: pissant

The only people that love ethanol are commie enviros and drunks!


10 posted on 01/30/2011 9:08:01 PM PST by dalereed
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To: higgmeister

My condolences.


11 posted on 01/30/2011 9:10:05 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Two words.... Corn Lobby. Ethanol made from corn? We IMPORT oil to make the petrochemically derived fertilizer to grow corn which then is fermented USING SIGNIFICANT ENERGY, to make ethanol. Ethanol is NOT clean burning. It is more polluting that regular gasoline.. this is a fact. In addition, ethanol is corroding and ruining small engine carbeurators and large auto injeciton systems, and is extremely destructive to automotive rubber gaskets. In short, this is one EXPENSIVE, POLLUTING nightmare that jacks up corn prices and hence FOOD prices. Grain fed beef... guess what.
Absolutely irresponsible. Thanks Bob Dole... what a legacy.


12 posted on 01/30/2011 9:10:35 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: pissant; All

Chrissy Matthews...er Newt Gingrich....probably has a tingling feeling going up his legs.

FR needs to go “Giuliani” on Newt, now....


13 posted on 01/30/2011 9:11:37 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Michelle Bachmann would make an excellent President)
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To: pissant
Which of those two politicians said this?

Clearly energy independence is going to require bipartisan consensus. We need a broad spectrum of energy development, including wind, geothermal, solar, nuclear, ethanol, coal, biodiesel, increased domestic oil and gas production, as well as further development of the oil sands in Canada and the shale resources of the Rocky Mountain area. A solid energy plan will require compromise by all parties. And the environmental lobby must accomplish something it presently is not noted for -- compromise. Working together, we can achieve energy independence. Bipartisanship and compromise are the two critical elements.

14 posted on 01/30/2011 9:11:43 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: pissant
"Newt Gingrich on Ethanol"

Ouch! Bet that plays havoc with his liver!!! :-O
15 posted on 01/30/2011 9:12:36 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pissant

Is he huffing, shooting or smoking it?


16 posted on 01/30/2011 9:13:17 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: John S Mosby

Correction : carburetors


17 posted on 01/30/2011 9:13:36 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: pissant

Ethanol is a total bust!

Now if someone can come up with a way to turn kudzu into biofuel then that would be a win.

I know it sounds all greenie and liberal but I think solar is what will end up being the tech that frees us from our total dependence on fossil fuel. Right now it cannot compete as it is still more expensive than power generated from fuel but solar tech is on an exponential curve and will in a few years become cheaper than oil tech. When the point is reached when solar saves $$$ then oil’s days will be numbered. At first oil will drop in price to stay cheaper than solar in order to keep oil producing nations afloat. But as the price is forced down, down, down a point will be reached where oil cannot be pumped and refined cheaply enough to be useful. I give oil 30 years at most until that happy day arrives.

Solar and battery/storage technology will be our salvation.
This is what will suck the life out of the loathsome nations that now profit greatly from the sale of oil. The worst of them have absolutely nothing to fall back on and will descend into well earned chaos.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 9:20:02 PM PST by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: John S Mosby

The RATs opposed ethanol when Bob Dole was running for President. Tied him the Archer Daniels...but then they decided they could get the farm and midwest vote by promoting it. Ever since they have been on the ethanol bandwagon.
But it does look like we have pored some ethanol on the fire in the middle east. Feeding corn to auto’s with a govt subsidy doesn’t say much about the concern for high food prices.


19 posted on 01/30/2011 9:21:14 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: pissant

The only ethanol Newt likes is on the rocks.


20 posted on 01/30/2011 9:23:48 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pissant; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; All
Clearly energy independence is going to require bipartisan consensus. We need a broad spectrum of energy development, including wind, geothermal, solar, nuclear, ethanol, coal, biodiesel, increased domestic oil and gas production, as well as further development of the oil sands in Canada and the shale resources of the Rocky Mountain area. A solid energy plan will require compromise by all parties. And the environmental lobby must accomplish something it presently is not noted for -- compromise. Working together, we can achieve energy independence. Bipartisanship and compromise are the two critical elements.

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?

21 posted on 01/30/2011 9:26:47 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: John S Mosby
Two words.... Corn Lobby.

Two more words...Iowa Caucases. Or Hawkeye Cauci, if you will.

22 posted on 01/30/2011 9:26:55 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: pissant

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.


23 posted on 01/30/2011 9:29:25 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lakeshark

Well they weren’t too moronic and it ain’t Pelosi - more nukes, more coal, shale, more oil. Sounds more like Palin


24 posted on 01/30/2011 9:30:32 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
The quote says "ethanol" as one of the energy sources, kind of moronic yes?

Or so you say.......

25 posted on 01/30/2011 9:33:45 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: pissant

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.


26 posted on 01/30/2011 9:34:29 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: pissant

Newt is thinking about the Iowa caucus in 2012.


27 posted on 01/30/2011 9:36:33 PM PST by kabar
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To: John S Mosby
and is extremely destructive to automotive rubber gaskets

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!!!!!!!!!

28 posted on 01/30/2011 9:46:02 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Bobalu

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.


29 posted on 01/30/2011 9:52:12 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pissant

The food riots have started and these nit wits want to convert food to fuel at the cost of increased net carbon?


30 posted on 01/30/2011 10:02:20 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: jonrick46

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.


31 posted on 01/30/2011 10:12:02 PM PST by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: pissant

I used to like Newt, but not now. He will not get my vote in any primary.


32 posted on 01/30/2011 10:40:55 PM PST by arjay (NOMOBAMA)
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To: ElkGroveDan

lol. Surely you jest. Bachmann/Santorum maybe. Rubio/Santorum maybe. but NEVER Newt anything.


33 posted on 01/30/2011 10:43:58 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: ElkGroveDan
I was not aware there were Green Movement types on FR. Newt is a POS. Besides his despicable personal life, he takes every opportunity like this to push his Progressive agenda. Tying him with a half decent Conservative like Santorum is a disservice. Here is a quote from his second wife he divorced. Honorable man.


34 posted on 01/30/2011 10:56:57 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: pissant
My condolences.

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.

35 posted on 01/30/2011 11:04:33 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Lazlo in PA; pissant

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!


36 posted on 01/30/2011 11:13:12 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: pissant

Newt should drink the ethanol, and go play in a corn field. Ethanol is another idiotic mistake of the mentally deficient intellectuals.


37 posted on 01/30/2011 11:16:00 PM PST by pallis
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To: pissant
Ethanol is useless.

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.

38 posted on 01/30/2011 11:32:41 PM PST by muleskinner
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$350 to repair the damage done to two mowners, thanks to ethanol gas.


39 posted on 01/30/2011 11:34:43 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Lakeshark; pissant; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; All
It was an obscure 13-term California Congressman named Duncan Hunter, speaking at a nationwide townhall-type telemeeting sponsored by the Washington Post. The date was October 12, 2007.

Read the full transcript at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/10/01/DI2007100101460.html

40 posted on 01/30/2011 11:58:45 PM PST by Tenniel2 (Crap politicians aren't the problem. Crap voters are the problem. -- FReeper FlyVet)
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To: pissant

Boy it’s gonna’ be one heck of an interesting election season that’s for sure.


41 posted on 01/31/2011 1:05:22 AM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: pissant

I know lots of people who love ethanol — in beverages


42 posted on 01/31/2011 1:07:06 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: pissant

Newt could have really been something.


43 posted on 01/31/2011 1:07:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: taxesareforever

Newt needs to plant a garden and pay $10. per pound for table corn.


44 posted on 01/31/2011 2:48:00 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: pissant

Gingrich is either a little late or he knows that the ethanol crowd is going the food route to recoup their investments and make a lot of money.


45 posted on 01/31/2011 3:01:58 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bigbob

Scratch him from any list of potential candidates.


46 posted on 01/31/2011 3:28:56 AM PST by Mouton
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To: pissant
I like Newt ..... out of power.

Have him write and promote his books. Have him push his policy ideas. Have him start his American Solutions organizations. All good.

But never, ever allow Newt anywhere near the levers of power. He's worthless, actually less than worthless.

I remember when he was Speaker and told us that the Federal Budget wouldn't go down for 50 years. Thanks for reducing the size and scope of government, Newt. Then we have Newt's complete lack of strategic vision and tactical leadership. I remember the government shutdown. Complete Newt FAIL.

1. He allowed Clinton to place the blame on him. 2. He marched his troops up the him to get a budget, then marched them down again. 3. This he did 2 more times, each time he had fewer soldiers. 4. Finally, Newt was beaten and caved.

And I'll never forget that as Speaker, Newt single-handedly inserted an ethanol subsidy of $500 million to be paid by us, the people. All for the purpose of his quixotic, no chance Presidential campaign to buy a few thousand caucus votes in Iowa. Imagine this. Put a $500 million dollar cost on consumers to buy a few votes in Iowa.

Why isn't this corruption?

No Newts!!! No Mitts!!! No RINOs!!!

47 posted on 01/31/2011 4:15:18 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: razorback-bert

Around here their are 2 stations that sell non-ethanol gas but they wont let you fill your car only motorcycles and outboard engines or 5 gallon gas cans allowed.


48 posted on 01/31/2011 4:32:56 AM PST by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: bigbob
Newt doesn’t have to worry about having his snow blower repaired every two years!
49 posted on 01/31/2011 4:37:12 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Wilum
Newt doesn’t have to worry about having his snow blower repaired every two years!

I use Sta-Bil in the fuel for all my small motors. Really helps with preventing water from the ethanol evaporation doing nasty things. Also, if you have an engine that is not running right due to the ethanol issues, add some Marvel Mystery Oil to the fuel. Maybe a half cup to a gallon. MMO is mostly a solvent and will really clean the fuel system.

50 posted on 01/31/2011 4:43:37 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberlism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven by fact.)
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