Newt: Romney so rich he’s not worried about gas prices

posted at 9:15 am on March 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Looks like the race towards Super Tuesday is revving up to high speed — and what does a high-speed race need? Lots of gas.  After Mitt Romney criticized Newt Gingrich yesterday for “pandering” by promising a specific price of gasoline at a specific time, Gingrich reached back into his January strategy and blasted Romney for being too rich to care about gas prices at all:

Newt Gingrich on Monday offered a blistering rebuttal to Mitt Romney’s critique of his $2.50 per-gallon gas plan, suggesting Romney was “rich enough” to be unconcerned with rising gas prices.

“Well look, if you’re Mitt Romney and you’re rich enough, maybe you don’t get it,” Gingrich said on Fox News.

Romney had said Sunday, while campaigning in Georgia that Gingrich’s plan – which the former speaker said would drive down gas prices by opening up additional federal and offshore lands to oil drilling – was a “pander.” But Gingrich sharply contested that critique, saying he would happily debate Romney on rising fuel prices.

“If Romney wants to run as the candidate of high price gasoline, that’s fine with me. We’ll lump him up with Barack Obama, which is the same thing as ‘RomneyCare’ and ‘ObamaCare,’ maybe it’s Romney-high-priced-gasoline and Obama-high-priced-gasoline,” Gingrich continued.

The Hill’s video is cleaner, but not embeddable, so be sure to watch it at the link if you need more clarity in the audio.

What did Romney say to prompt this attack?  Did he say, Let them burn ethanolNot really:

“I’d like to get gas prices down, all right?  That’s number one.  And I don’t think we want to see them go up.  We have a president and his secretary of energy who like the idea of higher and higher gas prices.  Americans are really suffering because of the direction of gas prices and I’m afraid that what you’re going to see over the coming months and perhaps even years will reflect the fact that this president has cut back on licensing in federal lands, cut back on drilling,” Romney said, answering a question at a pancake brunch at Brookwood High School. …

“I want to take advantage of our energy resources by opening up drilling, offshore, [the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge], create more licenses in federal lands, get people drilling for more energy in this country,” said Romney.  “It’s going to take a while for that to come into the system.  I want to get that pipeline coming in from Canada.”

“I’m not going to come here and pander to you and say here’s what your gasoline price will be if I do all those things,” Romney continued.  “But I can tell you this: If we develop that energy here in the United States, we’ll help hold prices down, we’ll also keep the money here in the United States, creating jobs here instead of outside the United States.”

Romney seemed to be referring to Gingrich’s energy plan and his subsequent new campaign slogan and logos unveiled in February that tout his promise of a $2.50 per gallon gas price.

So no, Romney isn’t saying he doesn’t care about gas prices, or that he wants gas prices to stay high.  That’s just intellectually dishonest spin from Newt, and another class-warfare attack piled on top of it.  It’s beginning to look as though class warfare is an instinctive response for Gingrich, and it’s exactly what we don’t need in this presidential election.  Perhaps Gingrich thinks that adopting the rhetoric of the Occupy movement will help him with conservatives, but it didn’t help much after South Carolina, did it?


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The economy is too complex, there are too many uncertainties involved.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Yet, somehow, Romney expects to be able to manage it. Not get out of the way, mind you, but manage it. What you need, see, is just someone more competent than Obama. He’s just in over his head. You get some big government statist in there who knows what he’s doing and all will be rainbows and lollipops.

besser tot als rot on March 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Did you watch the 30 minute You Tube by Newt on how he plans to do this? It’s not pandering, it’s his plan. Go to his web site and listen to what he said about it.

Night Owl on March 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Nobody can predict a certain price at a certain time. The economy is too complex, there are too many uncertainties involved.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Newt, just shut the heck up. You have killed your brand. You are trying to kill it even deader. I’m deeply disappointed in you and no longer can support you as a potential POTUS. And you are dragging the other candidates into the mud with you. Begone knave.

{+_+}

herself on March 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Comrade Newt will overtake the free market and start dictating gas prices from the Oval office. SWEET!

Let’s just go full communist while we are at it and start attacking rich people for having the audacity of being succesfull.

hanzblinx on March 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Son of OWS. What the heck is Salamander thinking – that this will play to the tea party? Who is his target with this rhetoric?

Read the thread. There are plenty of populist, hate-the-rich voices here. I never understand why they want to vote Republican. They’re a much better fit with the Democrats. Maybe it’s because they think conservatives are a better fit for their other populist hates, like homosexuals, Mormons, and people who don’t believe this or that religious doctrine.

You’re wrong, guys. This is not a good place for you. Begone with your hatred for all things unlike yourself.

Bartrams Garden on March 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Priscilla on March 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Funny how that is more inspiring than “we will try”.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM

But “we will try” is more honest than “a chicken in every pot.” Remember this?

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

hanzblinx on March 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM

He never said that, at least be honest.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Did you read the post I was responding to? The one where Mitt apparently is calling Gingrich a Communist? It’s like all you Romney people. People who have spent their entire lives working for the cause of limited government are now called Communists by Mitt and gang.
Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM

He didn’t call him a “Communist”, Comrade. The point is that Newt (and you!) are using Socialist/class warfare talking points by making the deadly sin of envy acceptable. Proud of yourself, child?

And please spare me the bit about Newt having devoted his life to “limited government”. He has done some great things and some not so great things (including advocating a federal healthcare mandate) but hey, go ahead and rewrite history. That’s another lefty tactic Newt is embracing. Rah Rah!

And he was a little rich boy. That is indisputable. He also seems to think that he is a self made man because he donated his inheritance. I truly hope that he realized that having a wealthy father who was politically connected opened doors for him that most of us don’t have. He can’t possibly be that clueless.
besser tot als rot on March 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM

So? You can’t possibly be that envious. Oh wait! You are. Seriously, you populist hate the rich folks who are absolutely pathetic.

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Newt is right. I can’t picture Romney going out and filling up his limo at a gas station and realizing he can’t fill it all the way up because he doesn’t have enough money in the bank until the next pay check.

As a matter of fact, I can’t imagine Romney pumping gas at all. He has a staff for that and they also tell him the price of gas or else he wouldn’t know.

Newt said:

“Well look, if you’re Mitt Romney and you’re rich enough, maybe you don’t get it,” Gingrich said on Fox News.

…and Newt did not say this:

So no, Romney isn’t saying he doesn’t care about gas prices, or that he wants gas prices to stay high.
Spin it Ed. Get those comments going.

Vince on March 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Exactly!

IndeCon on March 5, 2012 at 11:55 AM

And everyone crybabies about the president instead of the oil companies, who set the f*cking prices.

Dave Rywall on March 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Still nothing about the hypocrisy of tax revenues enjoyed by evil oil and tobacco?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Rush has had all weekend to plan his Monday show. I’m guessing he is pretty pis$ed off at this point and will be coming out with all guns blazing.

I’m guessing that he’ll address it in the first hour, and then change the subject. Which would be a very good idea.

Priscilla on March 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Romney’s problem isn’t that he’s rich, its that he was born rich. Hardship is a foreign concept to him and that is why Mitt has had a tough time connecting with average Americans.

If Mitt does win the nomination, Obama and the Dems are going to effectively use this against him. Newt was just stating the obvious.

RedRobin145 on March 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 11:51 AM

How do you know that Obama isn’t paying for her mortgage and gas with our tax dollars? Lefties don’t know where the government money comes from.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM

besser tot als rot on March 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

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The Private Sector expects Results. No results, you lose money and go out of business. Government, not so much. Government has priority needs that come before actually solving a problem or even looking in the mirror at the problem. Most of the time, they are clueless to the root of the problem.
Rombo will not be your dream date messiah- but he will have the experience to consider and implement private sector approaches to begin fixing the complex gubmint inter-relationships that suck the life blood from this country. All you have now (mostly) in decision making roles are bureaucrats and DC isiders.

You are fed up with DC insiders, aren’t you ?

FlaMurph on March 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I’m guessing that he’ll address it in the first hour, and then change the subject. Which would be a very good idea.

Priscilla on March 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM

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His Bill Maher impersonation didn’t go as planned, for sure.

FlaMurph on March 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM

But as long as Mittness is still pandering to the ethanol market, there will still be a hidden cost inflating the cost of gasoline. IIRC, Newt was in favor of cutting it out which will help push fuel costs down. So yes, that and drilling more can get us down to at least $2.50.

AH_C on March 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

.Newt is up to his usual unprincipled, vindictive, lying little man self. He is pathetic.

dmann on March 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

yeah… that’ll make everyone just love Romney.. get all warm and fuzzy about getting to the pols for him in November….

I can safely say, I don’t care that you hate Newt,.. I’m thinking Romney’s a two faced garden slug who’s dragged this race into the sewer,.. but hey, there ya go.

now can we forget about these guys till somebody wins and just move on?

It’s going to be pretty hard to be happy or enthusiastic about any of them after this race. and enthusiasm is something we’ll need.

mark81150 on March 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Why else would he not care about it? Just telling the truth does not equal pandering. You think the Romney supporters cries of class warfare are going to protect him from Obama’s claims? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Night Owl on March 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM

It’s okay that Gingrich plays the class warfare card, because Obama does it, too? What kind of argument is that?

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Enough with the class warfare crapola. Gingrich was SO great against David Gregory yesterday. Why, today, does he have to descend into this pit?

Dee2008 on March 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I think he’s got mental issues – look at his megalomaniacal behavior as well. I have a brother who has been diagnosed with manic-depression, and when I first heard Newt talk about how mean Mitt was to deprive Holocaust survivors of the their kosher food while he was MA governor, it immediately reminded of me of how my brother sounded, in both content and tone, when he was going through one of his manic episodes.

I asked my brother when his mind had cleared after the first time he had one what was going on in it when he was believing things such as that he was in jail with Gloria Estefan, and that he was working undercover for the Shoreview, MN police. His explanation basically was, ‘Wacky ideas would pop into my head, and I would believe they were true w/o questioning them at all, no matter how absurd they were.’

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Newt, that is without a doubt the dumbest statement we’ve heard in months. This campaign is getting trivial, boring and frankly, disgusting.

rplat on March 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Nobody can predict a certain price at a certain time. The economy is too complex, there are too many uncertainties involved.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Not necessarily. If you presume that the most expensive production source likely to come to market is say ANWR or deep offshore or shale oil whichever, and take the ave. estimated production cost for that source and then add the ave. transportation cost for that source to refinery and the ave. refining cost for the grade of oil coming from that source and ave. distribution to retail markets,cost, you can make a decent estimate of what gasoline should cost if monopoly premium and access fears are eliminated. If that is how he arrived at $2.50 per gallon that is a fair level to promote. (That may be the commodity price before taxes as well since tax rates vary from location to location. Presently commidity price is $3.26/ gal; so his program of “all of the above” would only have to drop the commodity price 75 cents a gallon and that seems withing the realm of possibility to me.)

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Folks, had Romney Senior thrown out little Mitt at age two, to make his own way in the world, the Mitt-haters would still not have been happy. They would have said, “yes, but he had the pre-natal care that only a rich man could afford”.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Newton Leroy must have pissed away his Freddie millions of $$ – and if so – LOSING money is a successful Presidential attribute ?

FlaMurph on March 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM

You mean now you’re defending Ø’Bumbler and Solyndra, etc., etc., etc …?
Smooth move.
It’s okay when it’s OPM, eh?
Like Willard.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I think he’s got mental issues
Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

If Newt was mentally ill, the opposition research teams of the other candidates would have brought that out already. Counterpunching is not mental illness. Whether it is wise is another matter; but when he ignored Romney’s attacks in Iowa it creamed his poll numbers. Taking an attack at you and throwing it back in a way that hurts the original attacker actually can discourage future such attacks; so it may have a realistic rational purpose rather than simply reflect mental instability as you suggest.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Folks, had Romney Senior thrown out little Mitt at age two, to make his own way in the world, the Mitt-haters would still not have been happy. They would have said, “yes, but he had the pre-natal care that only a rich man could afford”.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

LOL! Very true.

Priscilla on March 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Mormons still believe in polygamy. That’s why Mormon men can marry as many women as they want in the Temple. A Mormon woman, however, can only be “sealed” to one man. Shall we talk about Old Joe’s 37 wives, including the 12 year old one? How about Bring’em’s 57 wives, which included other men’s wives?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Yes, please. Let’s talk about Old Joe’s 37 wives. Let’s make Romney’s Mormonism an issue. Gingrich will win in a landslide ;-)

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Yes, please. Let’s talk about Old Joe’s 37 wives. Let’s make Romney’s Mormonism an issue. Gingrich will win in a landslide ;-)

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Numerically speaking, Newt is more of a polygamist than anyone. The 3rd wife is indeed the charm.

hanzblinx on March 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I truly hope that he realized that having a wealthy father who was politically connected opened doors for him that most of us don’t have. He can’t possibly be that clueless.
besser tot als rot on March 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM

So? You can’t possibly be that envious. Oh wait! You are. Seriously, you populist hate the rich folks who are absolutely pathetic.

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Dear God, are you that tone deaf?

Even, especially among the conservative and republican base, are families that struggle to get by in this economy. Families that with both parents working, can’t crack the 40,000 a year ceiling. They don’t have the college to get those high paying jobs, and with children, won’t try to get that college they can’t nafford for themselves..

they will try to help their kids get there.. but this commentary by folks who have it made, that the working poor are simply fat dumb and lazy, is suicidaly stupid.

People who work damn hard to barely get by, don’t hate the rich buddy… they hate rich fools who act as if their money were a sign from God, that they are simply smarter and better people than everyone else.. that is what they hate… snobs,.. rich bigoted snobs.. Hell I can name a quick dozen rich people who I think are incredible people,.. just love em for what they do..

but that comment of yours, is the bitterest kind of kneejerk reaction to having your chosen champion questioned.

it’s mindless in that it simply feeds right into the ignorant, greedy, snobbish rich who detest the working class with all the passion of French royalty.

Newt’s comment was populist, but, nobody, nobody hates the rich here..

what the working class republican base hates, is clueless snobs.. it’s not rocket science. Romney can dispell that easy enough by just mingling with the voters, let them see him as a human being..

but lay off the demagoguery, all it does is prove the point. You Romney supporters have contempt for the working poor, that is the message you just re-enforced.

mark81150 on March 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Did you read the post I was responding to? The one where Mitt apparently is calling Gingrich a Communist? It’s like all you Romney people. People who have spent their entire lives working for the cause of limited government are now called Communists by Mitt and gang.

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Romney didn’t call Gingrich a communist. A commenter here called Gingrich “comrade.” And nobody would call him “comrade” if he wouldn’t use the class warfare card.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Why don’t we just bottom line this… Newt would make the changes we as conservatives dream about. He would be fearless and take on all comers.

Romney will be a liberal Republican who will bend over backwards to make Harry Reid, Chuck Shumer and Pelosi happy.

Its that simple folks…now you can go back to your insane Newt bashing and your position of ” settling ” for Romney.

magic kingdom on March 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Romney IS out of touch. No one can deny it.

stenwin77 on March 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Folks, had Romney Senior thrown out little Mitt at age two, to make his own way in the world, the Mitt-haters would still not have been happy. They would have said, “yes, but he had the pre-natal care that only a rich man could afford”.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

LOL! Very true.

Priscilla on March 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

right….

because working your own way up in the world and having to struggle is so likely to have produced a snobbish clueless democrat lite technocrat, rather than a hard scrabble conservative…

you people are delusional..

if he’d a had to struggle on his own, he wouldn’t be the Romney you types adore so much.. if anything, it’d be you two leading the charge to kick him out of the party for being so… so.. common, and populist. You find some other old money candidate with all the right milk toast positions regarding democrats.

If he had to struggle, Romney’d be one of us..

and you’d hate him for it.

mark81150 on March 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Romney, by the way, Had a Malthusian working for him in Massachusetts. Anyone think he wants to really make things better for the normal person in America? Not likely, he must at some level agree with the Malthusians that there are too many humans on the planet if he worked with them, took direction from them and imlemented government regulation based on their arguments.

astonerii on March 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Hmmm. Perhaps he has a second religion.

Annar on March 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Yet, somehow, Romney expects to be able to manage it. Not get out of the way, mind you, but manage it. What you need, see, is just someone more competent than Obama. He’s just in over his head. You get some big government statist in there who knows what he’s doing and all will be rainbows and lollipops.

besser tot als rot on March 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

But Gingrich doesn’t promise to just get out of the way. He promises to micromanage the global economy in all of it’s aspects.

This is the only way to get to a certain price at a certain time.

Romney never claimed to be able to do that.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Newt was pandering. Having an energy policy and pushing shale oil and gas is good(although Newt stole this from other people),but to promise an actual dollar figure for a gallon of gas is shades of Michelle Bachman(remember 2 dollars a gallon)

gerrym51 on March 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Heck, is $2.00 dollars a gallon a bad thing, I wish it could even be lower. I get your point no one can dictate the exact price of gas. But, the bottom line is it’s all about the politics. Washington needs big changes, I’m not sure Mr. Romney is up for the job. Romney is a free market genius in my opinion, Gingrich is a government genius, the free market will survive, the government is whats sick.

DDay on March 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM

For years and years we conscientious conservatives have had to defend Newt, but no more for me, especially when liberals are whining about Newt I am just going to have to join in, because he stabs us all in the back because of his big ego.

I am tired of having to defend a womanizer and a big mouth like he is, and I am not going to be defending any conservative moms with pregnant teenage daughter’s ever again. What we need are a few standards back and “everything” is NOT ok, lets have some dignity. And stop using the liberals arguments against our candidates, and stop being on the wrong side of union issues, Santorum is out there saying he is for Right to Work and Unions. Well, me too, but I am not running for president. You can’t be on both sides.

Fleuries on March 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I do think Newt was wrong to promise a specific price, it’s unrealistic, and will bite you if you miss the mark. Romney’s response in that, it takes years to undo Obama’s damage is reasoned and accurate. Where Newt hurt Romney, was in creating an impression based on Romney having been rich all his life, is simply out of touch.

That is where Newt scored big, because like it or not Romney voters, the guy who’s got a billion in the bank, is not going to look like a guy who cares if milk is 3.59 a gallon or 6.99.. it may not be accurate, but the burden is on him to show he’s in touch.. after his tone deaf remarks in the past, he does look out of touch.

You can whine about it, but you picked the guy, and when you are asking a guy who makes 28,000 a year to vote for him, is it so much to ask,

that he at least TRY to show some empathy for their position, and not be the soulless technocrat?

we don’t think so.. even if some vote for him, out of a desire to take the path of least resistence to winning back the white house. We all pretty much think he should show it matters to him.

mark81150 on March 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM

The Willard fans here are really doing a great job of making their candidate look like the Republican version of Hussein. With their undying support I’m sure Romney will be on Obama’s short list for the HHS job after the election.

Annar on March 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM

How do you know that Obama isn’t paying for her mortgage and gas with our tax dollars? Lefties don’t know where the government money comes from.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Maybe, but should Gingrich do something similar to keep the gas prices artificially down?

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Yes, please. Let’s talk about Old Joe’s 37 wives. Let’s make Romney’s Mormonism an issue. Gingrich will win in a landslide ;-)

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Hey, I didn’t bring up Newt’s ex-wives. That’s you guys…the same ones who think destroying another human being is great campaigning.

And to the person who says “to heck with you purists”, let me tell you that for 48 years I supported every nominee of the party. Every single one. But in all my years, I’ve never seen anyone as nasty and unprincipled as Mitt Romney—except for Lyndon Johnson and his daisy commercial.

BTW, I haven’t a problem with rich people, even those who inherit their money. But when Romney and his shock troops start calling Newt Gingrich a communist, it’s absolutely one step too far. While Mitt was busy lining his pockets (has he ever explained about that rather disgusting picture of him and his coharts dripping with money?), Newt and Rick were in the trenches and taking some pretty hefty blows. And, BTW, when is Mitt’s next history book coming out?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

You Romney supporters have contempt for the working poor, that is the message you just re-enforced.
mark81150 on March 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

OMG. What the hell are you talking about? Neither Romney nor I (nor, hopefully anyone who calls themselves a “conservative”) have “contempt for the working poor”. I have contempt for people who have contempt for the rich. You know, like the OWS movement with their poisonous War on the 1%.

BTW, I haven’t a problem with rich people, even those who inherit their money. But when Romney and his shock troops start calling Newt Gingrich a communist, it’s absolutely one step too far. While Mitt was busy lining his pockets (has he ever explained about that rather disgusting picture of him and his coharts dripping with money?), Newt and Rick were in the trenches and taking some pretty hefty blows. And, BTW, when is Mitt’s next history book coming out?
Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

One more time (because you appear to be severely slow-witted) Nobody called him a “Communist”, Comrade! Newt is using the language of the Left/Socialists/Marxists/Progressives, and he deserves to be mocked and derided for that. And you continue to employ this language yourself, with your laughable non-denial denial that you don’t have a “problem with rich people”…

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Dave Rywall on March 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM

that is a brilliant post!! well, brilliant if your goal was to show how clueless you are towards how the economy works…

chasdal on March 5, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Pot vs. Kettle.

labrat on March 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Not necessarily. If you presume that the most expensive production source likely to come to market is say ANWR or deep offshore or shale oil whichever, and take the ave. estimated production cost for that source and then add the ave. transportation cost for that source to refinery and the ave. refining cost for the grade of oil coming from that source and ave. distribution to retail markets,cost, you can make a decent estimate of what gasoline should cost if monopoly premium and access fears are eliminated. If that is how he arrived at $2.50 per gallon that is a fair level to promote. (That may be the commodity price before taxes as well since tax rates vary from location to location. Presently commidity price is $3.26/ gal; so his program of “all of the above” would only have to drop the commodity price 75 cents a gallon and that seems withing the realm of possibility to me.)

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

This can only work if the US is completely independent from any foreign oil. How long will that take?

And even if all the oil comes from inside the US, it is still influenced by the global economy.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

If Newt was mentally ill, the opposition research teams of the other candidates would have brought that out already. Counterpunching is not mental illness. Whether it is wise is another matter; but when he ignored Romney’s attacks in Iowa it creamed his poll numbers. Taking an attack at you and throwing it back in a way that hurts the original attacker actually can discourage future such attacks; so it may have a realistic rational purpose rather than simply reflect mental instability as you suggest.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Have you never heard of “undiagnosed illness”? He’s not the only famous person out there who has one.

I shared my impression of Newt based on my close-up experience with a manic-depressive brother (I’ve been close to 2 other people who have had it as well, only one of whom had been diagnosed with it), and I say that Newt shows signs of it – there is a reason the accusation I heard him make against Mitt immediately reminded me of my brother, afterall.

Go look at the definition of “megalomania”, and try to honestly tell me that Newt shows no symptoms of it.

Oh, btw, I am not trying to attribute all, or even most, of Newt’s bad decision-making to what I said here – I just think it’s an aspect that is playing a role in his erraticness.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

BTW, I haven’t a problem with rich people, even those who inherit their money. But when Romney and his shock troops start calling Newt Gingrich a communist, it’s absolutely one step too far. While Mitt was busy lining his pockets (has he ever explained about that rather disgusting picture of him and his coharts dripping with money?), Newt and Rick were in the trenches and taking some pretty hefty blows. And, BTW, when is Mitt’s next history book coming out?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Of course you don’t have a problem with rich people. You just play the class warfare card against Romney, because you want to defeat him at all costs. Conservative principles be damned.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I hope you commenters here have as much sense as the candidates.

The candidates are throwing punches at eachother. They are fighting hard to win the nomination. Politics ain’t beanbag. But after the fight for the nomination is over, the loser will back the winner against the real enemy.

The degree of venom I am hearing here is nutty. Yes, nutty. Both of these men would make vastly better Presidents than the guy in the White House now.

I happen to think Romney is far more vulnerable than most of his supporters think he is. Gingrich clearly has a better conservative record that could only be ignored if I thought he had much less chance to win than Romney has, which I do not, given Romney’s vulnerability.

However, if the GOP picks Romney, then that will be the only club with which to stop Obama. Romney might win. He might even turn out to be a great President.

BTW, pointing to $2.50 per gallon gas, and calling it, is not “pandering.” $2.50 is a perfectly reasonable target, and it’s called “rhetoric.”

fadetogray on March 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Have you never heard of “undiagnosed illness”? He’s not the only famous person out there who has one.
Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I am not sure how you know about famous people’s undiagnosed mental illness; but if we want to discuss anecdotal personal experience, the two diagnosed manic depressives that I know can barely hold a job let alone achieve much success like Newt has; even though both are fairly bright when functional.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

BTW, I haven’t a problem with rich people, even those who inherit their money. But when Romney and his shock troops start calling Newt Gingrich a communist, it’s absolutely one step too far. While Mitt was busy lining his pockets (has he ever explained about that rather disgusting picture of him and his coharts dripping with money?), Newt and Rick were in the trenches and taking some pretty hefty blows. And, BTW, when is Mitt’s next history book coming out?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Why, I have never, in all of my years, ever seen a picture anywhere close to as disgusting as the one you are referring to. That flamboyantly wealthy Romney character showed us his heartlessness by allowing himself to have his picture taken with all of those other fat-cats crudely flashing that money, gleefully rubbing it in poor people’s faces, those unfortunate souls who haven’t been so lucky to win life’s lottery as that wicked, out-of-touch snob Mitt has been. What kind of a first name is “Mitt”, anyway?

Go away, Mitt, and vacuum that awful, awful picture out of my memory while you are at it!!!

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

This can only work if the US is completely independent from any foreign oil. How long will that take?

And even if all the oil comes from inside the US, it is still influenced by the global economy.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Well, independence will take forever if we don’t get going. However, fracking technology seems to be moving quickly and deep water drilling technology has also come a long way. Opening the huge stretches of coastal waters to drilling that are currently closed plus the Federal lands that are needlessly closed with the minimal impact from current horizontal drilling technology makes me optimistic that we may indeed get beyond the supply problem to the point we are dealing with prices based on production cost rather than Cartel Pricing from OPEC or Fear-based pricing based on reliance from unstable areas.

Many people said John Kennedy was crazy when he said we can reach the moon in ten years; but we learned what we needed to know along the way AFTER WE STARTED and we made it there in less than 10 years. If government gets out of the way and lets us get going, we might achieve independence faster than those who insist that all projections have to be from a current level of developed technology would ever imagine.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I am not sure how you know about famous people’s undiagnosed mental illness; but if we want to discuss anecdotal personal experience, the two diagnosed manic depressives that I know can barely hold a job let alone achieve much success like Newt has; even though both are fairly bright when functional.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

So, you’ve never observed an alcoholic before they’ve been aware themselves they are suffering from alcoholism?

You are sounding as though all manic-depressives function the same – I can tell you, there are extremely high functioning ones and there are completely non-functioning ones, and at every level between.

If you are interested, go check online and see some of the famous people who have either been diagnosed with it, or who were suspected to have had it because of the symptoms they exhibited. If you do that, you’ll probably be surprised to see some of the names on that list – many of them are very well-known artists, for instance.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

How many class warfare attacks do we need to hear from this guy before we realize he’s not a conservative?

netster007x on March 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Yeah that’s what Newt was saying.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Many people said John Kennedy was crazy when he said we can reach the moon in ten years; but we learned what we needed to know along the way AFTER WE STARTED and we made it there in less than 10 years. If government gets out of the way and lets us get going, we might achieve independence faster than those who insist that all projections have to be from a current level of developed technology would ever imagine.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

But this has nothing to do with Gingrich PROMISING that the cost of gas will be down to a certain price within a certain time. You can reach the moon within 10 years when money is not a factor, but nobody can control the global economy.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM

One more time (because you appear to be severely slow-witted) Nobody called him a “Communist”, Comrade! Newt is using the language of the Left/Socialists/Marxists/Progressives, and he deserves to be mocked and derided for that. And you continue to employ this language yourself, with your laughable non-denial denial that you don’t have a “problem with rich people”…

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Do you have any idea how rich Barry Goldwater was? How about RN? Reagan? YOU have no idea whatsoever about my views of wealthy people or poor people. I DO know that Romney’s supporters say nothing not approved by Romney. Your meme is that Gingrich is a Communist because he said maybe Romney doesn’t understand how hard it is for the average person because of the price of gas. I mean Romney drives TWO gas gussling Caddies and how many Ford Mustangs? And he does know a lot of people who “own” NASCAR teams.

It’s not Newt and it’s not me out there bragging about my belongings and very rich friends. What other person do YOU know who would think tying their dog to the hood of their car was the basis for a funny story?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Why, I have never, in all of my years, ever seen a picture anywhere close to as disgusting as the one you are referring to. That flamboyantly wealthy Romney character showed us his heartlessness by allowing himself to have his picture taken with all of those other fat-cats crudely flashing that money, gleefully rubbing it in poor people’s faces, those unfortunate souls who haven’t been so lucky to win life’s lottery as that wicked, out-of-touch snob Mitt has been. What kind of a first name is “Mitt”, anyway?

Go away, Mitt, and vacuum that awful, awful picture out of my memory while you are at it!!!

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Well, you’re going to have a problem there since it will be coming to a billboard near you after Romney finishes buying the nomination.

And, believe it or not, I’ve known quite a few very wealthy people. NONE of them. Not a one would be so crass and without taste as to pose for what was, indeed, a rather bizzarro picture. I know a couple of college fraternities who would have acted like that, but adult businessmen?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Yeah that’s what Newt was saying.

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

No, he didn’t say it. But you can’t have a free market and at the same time predict the prices.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I DO know that Romney’s supporters say nothing not approved by Romney. Your meme is that Gingrich is a Communist because he said maybe Romney doesn’t understand how hard it is for the average person because of the price of gas. I mean Romney drives TWO gas gussling Caddies and how many Ford Mustangs? And he does know a lot of people who “own” NASCAR teams.

It’s not Newt and it’s not me out there bragging about my belongings and very rich friends. What other person do YOU know who would think tying their dog to the hood of their car was the basis for a funny story?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I’ll make this short: You’re delusional.

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Keep spinning to your hearts content…..Newt is up to his usual unprincipled, vindictive, lying little man self. He is pathetic.

dmann on March 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Public Service … To facilitate better communication, I provide translation help from the 13th edition of the Liberal to Conservative Dictionary …

Spin (noun) – Liberal catchall response to use when they have actual facts presented to them to counter their delusional idea(s). Usually followed by name calling rather than rational thought.

MarkCasper on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

“The reason that Obama’s Alinskyite past, and his many appearances in political photography and video from the 1990s, are conspicuously missing from the national dialogue is that State
Senator Barack Obama’s reinvention as a reasonable and moderate Democratic politician could not withstand scrutiny of his political life. Because the mainstream media did not explore his roots, the American public remains largely ignorant of the degree to which Obama’s work with ACORN and his love of Alinsky were symbolic of his true political will. If any of the candidates can resist the media, and parlay NEWT’S ***(NOTE!! HE DID NOT SAY ROMNEY! HELLO?)*** strategy into a nomination, we’ll have the choice between an imperfect but well-known Republican and the real “Baraka”
Obama, not the manufactured one the media prefers.” –Andrew Breitbart

wtng2fish on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Andrew Breitbart

wtng2fish on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Breitbart didn’t say that; his editors did. Breitbart said we should support whomever our nominee is (and I betcha his editors are a bit embarrassed for pushing Newt now that we see him utilizing more of the OWS talking points).

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I agree with Jo Podhoretz (sp) from the NY Post here :

When you look at the big picture, everything is fundamentally the same as in October: Mitt Romney is the only candidate with consistent support, still the front-runner, still the only sure-footed debater. He’s still rich. He still championed a health-care mandate in Massachusetts.

Newt Gingrich is still Newt Gingrich. Ron Paul is still Ron Paul. Rick Perry is out of it but was even when he was in it. Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain are gone, replaced as the not-Romney by Rick Santorum, who has problems of his own.

No wonder the mood’s darkening, the fighting’s getting uglier, and most of the talk’s about the internecine process rather than the goal — defeating President Obama in November.

g2825m on March 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

fadetogray on March 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Romney’s people here have mocked Jesus, mocked Pastors, mocked Catholics (one jerk even claimed Catholics practiced idol worship). They call anyone who doesn’t agree with them vile, obscene names that make what Rush called Fluck look like kindergarden. Potty mouths.

They attack Newt personally; they attack Sarah Palin personally; today one even attacked Palin’s child (again); they attack Santorum personally (even for how he mourned his dead child). It was no one but Romney who pulled this campaign into the mud. His people purposely went out to slash and burn all opponents and his supporters purposely came out to offend all comers.

When I started here, I was seriously and closely evaluating each candidate, including Romney. I remember posting several times, “Come on. Pull back. You do your candidate no good with this ugly stuff.” I was told from the beginning that they don’t want no stinkin’ support of no stinkin’ tea party people/conservatives/Christians.

So, YOU explain exactly how Romney makes peace with opponents he’s trashed so personally. I really don’t see how these men could even have a dinner together. Political discourse is not the same as the personal destruction practiced by Romney has his supporters.

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Still delusional after all these years minutes.

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Oh such drama. The poor, victimized and traumatized wretches who come up against the tyrant Mitt Romney and his legion of doom.

Excuse me while I wring out my crying towel, it’s too much to bear.

NoDonkey on March 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I’ll make this short: You’re delusional.

Buy Danish on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Mitt didn’t say what he said? Not sure who’s delusional. Who am I to believe? You or my own lyin’ eyes (and ears).

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Newt Gingrich had a net worth of at least $6.7 million and income of at least $2.6 million in 2010, according to financial disclosure forms that were released Monday.

That’s a considerable jump from 2006, when financial disclosures filed by Callista Gingrich reported the couple’s net worth at between $873,000 and $2.4 million.

Pssst Hey Newt, Newt! You are rich too! I seriously doubt that you or Callista need to worry about the price at the pump even in Europe. I do not like class warfare but it is even more, especially, egregious coming from a hypocrite!

Natebo on March 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

This is commonly know as sweating the small stuff. Didn’t Gov. Romney have some snark about Newt’s Tiffany account?

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/14/romney-you-know-whos-a-very-wealthy-man-newt-gingrich/

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Well, you’re going to have a problem there since it will be coming to a billboard near you after Romney finishes buying the nomination.

And, believe it or not, I’ve known quite a few very wealthy people. NONE of them. Not a one would be so crass and without taste as to pose for what was, indeed, a rather bizzarro picture. I know a couple of college fraternities who would have acted like that, but adult businessmen?

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Do you know what he was thinking when the picture was taken? Let’s say it was some kind of joke – what if you don’t share his sense of humor? Does that mean it wasn’t funny because you didn’t believe it was?

If you were ever to overhear a particular group of my friends and me talking, at a restaurant for instance, from what I’ve seen, you would undoubtedly have a very, very low opinion of me. But, you know what? You couldn’t/wouldn’t be able to know nor understand what was in my heart or mind when I was using “offensive” language without something called “context”.

You are making a judgement of Mitt based upon a picture without knowing the story behind it, which is utterly ludicrous.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Romney will be a liberal Republican who will bend over backwards to make Harry Reid, Chuck Shumer and Pelosi happy.

magic kingdom

And yet, Newt is the one who sat on a couch princess Nancy, lol. Go figure.

xblade on March 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

You are making a judgement of Mitt based upon a picture without knowing the story behind it, which is utterly ludicrous.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I asked if anyone had heard an explanation for the picture. Obviously you don’t have one. I never claimed to know what the man was thinking. I didn’t know what Weiner was thinking. A picture is worth how many words?

A billboard near you. Guaranteed.

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

But this has nothing to do with Gingrich PROMISING that the cost of gas will be down to a certain price within a certain time. You can reach the moon within 10 years when money is not a factor, but nobody can control the global economy.

Gelsomina on March 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I believe the position is that it is technically feasible to meet world demand at a commodity price of $2.50/gal if we open all the areas off limits, we allow the nascent technologies such as fracking and deep water drilling to reach their full potential and we do not level exorbitant taxation on the industry and if we allow the building of new refineries for difficult grades of crude or conversion of existing ones without onerous (i.e. designed to kill the project) regulations. Our reserves are likely the largest in the world and we have not even allowed exploration in many promising areas that would greatly raise our reserves when proven. What Newt seems to be saying is that there is enough potential production capability to break the OPEC cartel. He is not the only one saying that by the way.

If OPEC is broken and we do not have a fear element in the market because the sources are in stable secure areas I do not see what would prohibit achieving that price level.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

There is a tendancy when someone says something that is unusual or unpopular to simply proclaim him mentally ill and then you do not have to deal with the argument. Newt angrily refutes a charge and the people say it is a sign of mental instability. However, if you ignore charges, you lose; so maybe it is in fact a rational reaction.

Newt says we should recruit private industry and give them a challenge to establish a moon colony and offer the underutilized NASA facilities in the process to try to keep an American hand in space when the NASA funding is being slashed and instead of talking about how could we keep a viable space program, people just proclaim him to be crazy and Romney says he would fire him. Well, that sure would encourage thinking outside the box to solve difficult problems.

Newt says we can reduce medical care costs by promoting more brain science research because Alzheimers is becoming a huge element in medicare costs and he is trashed for being off topic when he should be talking about what the public is interested in. Well, maybe the public should be interested in promoting more brain research.

Now we have people saying Newt’s notion of $2.50/gallon gasoline is off the wall. NO it is not. Having different interests or ideas is not being crazy. Being mentally ill is having trouble functioning in society because of brain chemistry issues or traumatic injury or genetic defect; not novel thinking. Newt can apparently function in society so apparently he is not mentally ill.

In my work I have had people say my suggestions were crazy or wouldn’t work simply because they had not done them before. Once they proved to be winners they conveniently forget how they opposed them.

Newt may or may not be good presidential material but we should not destroy our leaders by proclaiming them unfit by reason of insanity.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Now, Newt, come on. Tomorrow after Santorum falls flat, the media catches up to the fact that the shine has worn off him, and you win big in Super Tuesday’s most delegate-rich state it will be your turn again to be the Not Romney in the race. But even before it’s your third big moment you’re out with the same rhetoric that helped bring down your second moment in the sun.

For a guy who says he wants to be president Newt sure doesn’t campaign like it.

alchemist19 on March 5, 2012 at 5:42 PM

If promising certain gas prices are pandering, check out Sen. McCain.
Does it count if turns out to be true?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/07/mccain-drills-obama-on-gas-pri.html

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 6:37 PM

There is a tendancy when someone says something that is unusual or unpopular to simply proclaim him mentally ill and then you do not have to deal with the argument. Newt angrily refutes a charge and the people say it is a sign of mental instability. However, if you ignore charges, you lose; so maybe it is in fact a rational reaction.

Newt says we should recruit private industry and give them a challenge to establish a moon colony and offer the underutilized NASA facilities in the process to try to keep an American hand in space when the NASA funding is being slashed and instead of talking about how could we keep a viable space program, people just proclaim him to be crazy and Romney says he would fire him. Well, that sure would encourage thinking outside the box to solve difficult problems.

Newt says we can reduce medical care costs by promoting more brain science research because Alzheimers is becoming a huge element in medicare costs and he is trashed for being off topic when he should be talking about what the public is interested in. Well, maybe the public should be interested in promoting more brain research.

Now we have people saying Newt’s notion of $2.50/gallon gasoline is off the wall. NO it is not. Having different interests or ideas is not being crazy. Being mentally ill is having trouble functioning in society because of brain chemistry issues or traumatic injury or genetic defect; not novel thinking. Newt can apparently function in society so apparently he is not mentally ill.

In my work I have had people say my suggestions were crazy or wouldn’t work simply because they had not done them before. Once they proved to be winners they conveniently forget how they opposed them.

Newt may or may not be good presidential material but we should not destroy our leaders by proclaiming them unfit by reason of insanity.

KW64 on March 5, 2012 at 5:07 PM

What does “a tendency” have to do with me? It doesn’t look to me that you are much interested in what I have to say, as you aren’t listening to me because you are too busy wondering what my motives might be. So, I don’t see a point in discussing this further with you.

You are talking at me, not with me, and, as unbelievable as this will sound to you, I’ve actually got better things to do with my time than to listen to someone direct a monologue my way.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Heck, is $2.00 dollars a gallon a bad thing, I wish it could even be lower. I get your point no one can dictate the exact price of gas. But, the bottom line is it’s all about the politics. Washington needs big changes, I’m not sure Mr. Romney is up for the job. Romney is a free market genius in my opinion, Gingrich is a government genius, the free market will survive, the government is whats sick.

Newt should promise 1.00 dollar a gallon

gerrym51 on March 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I asked if anyone had heard an explanation for the picture. Obviously you don’t have one. I never claimed to know what the man was thinking. I didn’t know what Weiner was thinking. A picture is worth how many words?

A billboard near you. Guaranteed.

Portia46 on March 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

It’s obvious you have some personal animus towards Mitt, and considering that you already have a passive-aggressive predisposition towards assuming the worst about him, what are you hoping I’ll say to you about that picture – “Ok, I don’t know the story behind it either, but I’ll go along with you anyway and call it disgusting, crass and tasteless.”?

Sadly, I’m not into reinforcing someone else’s prejudices about a person by criticizing a picture that person is in w/o knowing the story behind it.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Let’s just go full communist while we are at it and start attacking rich people for having the audacity of being succesfull.

Ridiculous…we the only country on the planet with huge energy reserves that are not nationalized.

Every country realizes that it’s energy resources actually belong to the host country and not to some rip off oil barons to sell off to our Chinese enemies. Thus these exporters are able to keep energy prices down for their citizens. Why should we the people not own our resources, to keep some to ourselves and have the government subsidize those costs like 25 other ( OPEC ) countries do?

A stinking barrel of oil costs the oil barons about $15 per barrel to produce. What’s wrong with them getting 40 0r 50 a barrel as profit and for the privilege of drilling on our lands?

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Yes you are a communist. Just have the honesty to admit it.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Price is set by the commodities market. Do you have any idea how much money the Fed’s make off of a gallon?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Yes you are a communist. Just have the honesty to admit it.

Hardly….I just object to being ripped off and can’t afford 5,6 or 8 per gallon gas prices. I don’t want to love like a socialist European….gas was 1.85 when the ONE took office…so why not now?

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Price is set by the commodities market

Crap…price is set by robber Armani suited speculators and all the rest of the Wall Street gangsters and thieves. If one of them doesn’t get nooky from his wife the night before….gas prices go up up 5 bucks in a day.

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

You are making a judgement of Mitt based upon a picture without knowing the story behind it, which is utterly ludicrous.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Mitt stated exactly what the meaning of it was. It was all about making money. Only making money. Not creating wealth. Not bringing value. Simply getting money from other places into his pocket.

Now I do not have any problem with people making money. You create a product with value and sell it so that the end users get value for the value they return in the purchase price. Instead Romney was more like what his profession really is, a Lawyer using the legal system and laws to give him advantage over others

astonerii on March 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t know where I put my Tiffany charge card.

Fleuries on March 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I don’t know where I put my Tiffany charge card

More silly class envy….libs…commie wannabes….all

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Price is set by the commodities market

Crap…price is set by robber Armani suited speculators and all the rest of the Wall Street gangsters and thieves. If one of them doesn’t get nooky from his wife the night before….gas prices go up up 5 bucks in a day.

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

You watch too much O’Reilly. Don’t believe everyhing that you see on TV.

ghostwriter on March 6, 2012 at 5:32 AM

Ridiculous…we the only country on the planet with huge energy reserves that are not nationalized.

Every country realizes that it’s energy resources actually belong to the host country and not to some rip off oil barons to sell off to our Chinese enemies. Thus these exporters are able to keep energy prices down for their citizens. Why should we the people not own our resources, to keep some to ourselves and have the government subsidize those costs like 25 other ( OPEC ) countries do?

A stinking barrel of oil costs the oil barons about $15 per barrel to produce. What’s wrong with them getting 40 0r 50 a barrel as profit and for the privilege of drilling on our lands?

Twana on March 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

You might be onto to something here. Governments–including our own— suppressing oil supply just might have something to do with rising oil prices. This theory makes a hell of a lot more sense than a sexually frustrated speculator magically driving up prices.

ghostwriter on March 6, 2012 at 5:38 AM

I won’t be surprised if Newt’s caught taking a crap on a squad car sometime today.

EddieC on March 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

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