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Newt: Fire Steven Chu over gas price remarks (Obama blasts Newt ideas in NH speech)
Politico ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bob King

Posted on 03/01/2012 11:24:03 AM PST by red flanker

Newt Gingrich on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to fire Energy Secretary Steven Chu, citing congressional testimony this week in which Chu said his “overall goal” was to decrease U.S. dependency on oil, not lower the price.

“President Obama must announce today in his Nashua address that he is firing Secretary Chu and replacing him with a pro-American-energy appointment,” said a statement from Gingrich, who cited a POLITICO story about Chu’s appearance before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chu; newt; obama Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: red flanker

???

Obama agrees with those remarks.

Obama said part of his plan is making energy prices “skyrocket” and he told Bill Gates he wants an energy consumption tax, making the prices higher.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 11:26:21 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: red flanker

First, you must consider the mandate Obama gave him:
1-Destroy carbon based energy resources for the U.S.
2-Destroy nuclear energy resources for the U.S.
3-Destroy hydroelectric energy resources for the U.S.
4-Promote the lie that “renewable energy” has the potential to meet America’s energy needs.
5-Provide contracts and grants to my supporters in the “renewable energy” business, in spite of business models showing failure as the only possible outcome.

Against those criteria, he HAS earned an A-!!


3 posted on 03/01/2012 11:32:56 AM PST 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: red flanker

FIRE HIM? HELL, HE’S TELLING THE TRUTH........like it or not..........


4 posted on 03/01/2012 11:33:32 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: red flanker

Let’s fire ALL of the Obama Administration!!!


5 posted on 03/01/2012 11:34:25 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: red flanker

Why, Newt?

He’s fulfilling a campaign pledge by the Prez, to make energy rates skyrocket. It’s not like he’s lying. They are ‘nudging’ us to live like the USSR, packed into hi-rise grey cement block apartment buildings where the hot water is shut off from April until November.

I thought you liked the idea. That was certainly the impression I got when you were making out with Nancy on the couch.

God save us from the republicans. They truly are the stupid party.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 11:46:18 AM PST by SargeK
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To: SargeK
Well we know now who your leader is campaigning against. rofl

NEWT is scareing the CHIT out of ZERO.

7 posted on 03/01/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by annieokie
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To: red flanker
Newt gallon



8 posted on 03/01/2012 11:58:54 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: annieokie
“If he doesn’t, then the American people will know the president is still committed to his radical ideology, which wants to artificially raise the cost of energy,” Gingrich added.
9 posted on 03/01/2012 12:04:02 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: true believer forever

Please don’t take this personal, but why do you believe Newt will lower energy prices? I don’t. I don’t trust him since his make-out session with Nancy and his global warming BS. He fancies himself an intellectual, which to me means he has put himself in the same mental straightjacket as the pasty, thin-lipped, bow-tie wearing, horn-rimmed, tweed encrusted social retards who all flooded out of Harvard and landed in our nation’s capital three years ago like some Ivy-League jailbreak from hell. He believes what they believe, because that is the fashion and he wants to get invitied to the good cocktail parties too.

This idea that he is somehow ‘apart’ from Obeyme and the current crop of congresscritters mystifies me. He is of a kind with them, every bit as much of an insider. He hasn’t had a really original or ‘maverick’ thought since 1994.

Before I get called a ‘Romneybot’, let it be known that I don’t like any of them. I think Paul is nuts, Santorum is lame and Romney is tool. However, any of them is - not necessarily better, but less bad than Obeyme.

Lord preserve us that this is the best we can do.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 12:11:17 PM PST by SargeK
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Newt is already debating Obama - and winning the debate.

This is what the general election will look like, only times ten, if Newt is the nominee.

Newt is so obviously the right person to take it to the Zero.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 12:11:55 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SargeK; true believer forever

why do you believe Newt will lower energy prices?

Here’s one:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/29/obama-loses-his-first-debate


12 posted on 03/01/2012 12:17:22 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: true believer forever

Newt is the only candidate who is attacking obimbo every day, instead of the other republican candidates. He is on him immediately, the others say nothing, or say something 5 days later.

GO NEWT!!


13 posted on 03/01/2012 12:25:41 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: red flanker

Chu is one of these flakes who thinks the way to get switched over to alternative energies that don’t exist is to stop using energy that does exist. If mankind had thought like that from the beginning, we would have died out before wheeled carts came along.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 12:26:12 PM PST by pallis
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To: SargeK

It’s easy to get $2.50/gal or even lower.

WE JUST PRODUCE ENOUGH OIL HERE FOR OUR OWN CONSUMPTION.

And Saudi and Iran will beg us to buy their crude oil for $30/barrel instead of current >$100/barrel.

When they lower their price, we start buying from them again but we will use our domestic potential as bargaining leverage.


15 posted on 03/01/2012 12:28:22 PM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: SargeK

It’s easy to get $2.50/gal or even lower.

WE JUST PRODUCE ENOUGH OIL HERE FOR OUR OWN CONSUMPTION.

And Saudi and Iran will beg us to buy their crude oil for $30/barrel instead of current >$100/barrel.

When they lower their price, we start buying from them again but we will use our domestic potential as bargaining leverage.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 12:28:44 PM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Oh, Osbama is committed alright, to destroying America as fast as his little mind can do it in the short time he has left. He is shortly going to be committed to the history books as the first Mulotto prez., can't come quick enough for America.

OBAMA is running against NEWT GINGRICH. NEWT is going to crush him on all energy avenues. ENERGY equals JOBS, the ECONOMY.

Zero is scared Chitless about the potentiality of running against NEWT.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 12:34:35 PM PST by annieokie
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To: red flanker

Please don’t throw Noot into that briar patch, TOTUS.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 12:34:35 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: red flanker

Newt should have an “anonymous” source tell the Obama administration that Steven Chu once worked with the Heritage Foundation on energy policy. Obama would throw him under the bus, doing our work for us.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 12:43:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: God-fear-republican
I know that is a way to lower the prices - increasing domestic supply.

I'm saying I don't think Newt really has the will. I never have, and never will, forgive and forget that couch session between him and Nancy Pelosi.

"Worst mistake of my life... I really regret it..." blah, blah, blas, BS!

Plus, I think he's a lizard who never has been able to keep little Newt in his trousers. That plasticine fembot who's twenty years younger than him that he's married to now will get kicked to the curb the first time some future Monica comes along. He's a LOT like William Jefferson Blythe Clintoon in that regard.

20 posted on 03/01/2012 12:57:03 PM PST by SargeK
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To: annieokie

Newt talking on Cavuto NOW about the gas prices and Chu.


21 posted on 03/01/2012 1:04:26 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: SargeK

If you’re not going to hunt, stay in the damn truck.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 1:12:32 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Oh, God help me, I’ll probably vote for him. He’s the best of a bad lot. But is this the best we can do? Really?


23 posted on 03/01/2012 1:52:57 PM PST by SargeK
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To: sheikdetailfeather

missed it.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 1:53:28 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SargeK

It is now.

Heck, if we had a perfect candidate, we would just nail Him to a Cross anyway.

Newt is our best shot right now to save this country.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


25 posted on 03/01/2012 2:51:38 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: annieokie

March 1, 2012

Gingrich: Sec’y Chu should be fired

2012 candidate lashes out over Steven Chu’s gas price comments

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/your-world-cavuto/index.html#/v/1483512885001/gingrich-secy-chu-should-be-fired/?playlist_id=86929


26 posted on 03/01/2012 3:10:11 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

thanks


27 posted on 03/01/2012 3:39:21 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SargeK
...is this the best we can do? Really?

No, the best would never put themselves in front of the Nazi-press firing squads. That's part of the RAT's grand design.

Look what happened to Nixon, Reagan, Quayle, GWB, Sarah Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Perry etc.

Hey, I've got an idea!...Why don't you run?

28 posted on 03/01/2012 3:50:13 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I couldn’t run ‘cause I got more warts on my past than a toad. In fact, I’m about a photogenic as one too. And you’re quite correct, nobody with a shred of introspection, perspective, humility or a concern for their immortal soul can survive the process.

It’s just that I am sick of the pubbies always turning to the next guy in line. Their slavish adherence to a seniority pecking order is stultifying. It seems to me that Reagan won in spite of the party, not because of it.

Palin and Bachman, both of whom I thought had great potential, were defeated as much by the backstabbers in their own party - their own campaigns, in fact - as they were by the media left (and the media were barbaric). Cain and Perry had self-inflicted wounds, as did Nixon. (And truthfully, looking back at what Nixon did as far as policy goes, in many ways he was to the left of Obeyme.) Quayle was a true victim of the media left. They managed to get the meme that he was stupid to stick, all over playing up the “potatoe” incident.

I am still holding out hope for the next generation - Jindal, Rubio, Haley and Lord know who else is in the AAA waiting to move up into the majors. They should be cultivated and developed, not stepped on and held down so the next broken down warhorse or old money scion in line can get his shot.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 6:03:07 AM PST by SargeK
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To: red flanker

Stealing a page from the Herman Cain campaign, the Obama Administration yesterday announced its own “999” plan!

It’s $9.99 a gallon for gasoline!


30 posted on 03/02/2012 11:30:23 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: SargeK
you’re quite correct, nobody with a shred of introspection, perspective, humility or a concern for their immortal soul can survive the process.

Unless, of course, they're a democrat.

Cain and Perry had self-inflicted wounds, as did Nixon.

Maybe, definitely Nixon, regarding the coverup. But they are all innocent babes compared to Carter who gave away the Panama Canal and created the fertile breeding ground (Iran) for the modern jihad terrorist...and Clinton who fomented a nuclear China.

All overlooked of course by the RATagandist "news outlets".

31 posted on 03/02/2012 3:37:22 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: red flanker
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