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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Newt probably knows about as must about biofuels as Tony Rezko knows about ethics.
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
I really did not need any other reasons for disliking Newt, but thanks anyhow.
NewT doesn’t care about the food supply and impact the growing use of ethanol has on it? More GoPoop on a stick..
Newt needs to go live in a corn field and learn what corny is all about.
Newt, ... you Incompetent b@st@rd, “I read your book!”
Two people who don't drive pre-2007 vehicles.
The only people that love ethanol are commie enviros and drunks!
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.
Chrissy Matthews...er Newt Gingrich....probably has a tingling feeling going up his legs.
FR needs to go “Giuliani” on Newt, now....
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.
Is he huffing, shooting or smoking it?
Correction : carburetors
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.
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.
The only ethanol Newt likes is on the rocks.
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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Boy it’s gonna’ be one heck of an interesting election season that’s for sure.
I know lots of people who love ethanol — in beverages
Newt could have really been something.
Newt needs to plant a garden and pay $10. per pound for table corn.
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.
Scratch him from any list of potential candidates.
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!!!
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.
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.