Newt Gingrich Is An #$%hole
Forgive my candor, but sometimes, the truth of one’s convictions cannot be conveyed accurately with any but vulgar argot.
Via DCDecoder, I ran into this gem from Gingrich’s victory speech in Georgia, addressing energy policy:
But the president had an alternative to drilling - and this is why debating him would be just one of those moments where you could almost sell tickets for charity. The president said we have to be practical, drilling won’t solve it. And then he offered his practical solution. Anyone here remember what it was? Algae.
This could possibly be one of the most infuriating things that Newt Gingrich has ever said. And he has an impressive catalog that defies even the most skilled archivist to index properly.
Gingrich is referring of course to oil-producing Algae that provide the most efficient bio fuel solution to date:
So far, researchers have been unable to create a process that is efficient enough to achieve cost parity with traditional sources of oil. But the implications of this technology are absolutely astounding. Imagine a world in which we can rely on an indefinitely renewable source of oil to meet our energy needs. No more blood and treasure wasted fighting over real estate in the middle east. No more giant shocks in oil prices whenever political unrest seizes a major oil-exporting country. The gains in political capital and national security alone are worth the candle.
The world runs on oil. There is a limited supply, and if history is any guide, the price will continue to rise. Meanwhile, research on renewable bio fuel sources continues, which will hopefully make the process more efficient, thereby reducing production costs. If both of these trends continue, there will come a time when cost parity between bio fuel production and traditional oil production becomes equal. When that happens, we will conceivably have a way out of our energy dilemma. Finally.
Think of it: a renewable technology that allows us to replace the blood oaths and hush-hush foreign policy deals that we rely on to meet our energy needs, with a natural, sustainable source of oil. We could scrap the oppressive network of global political relationships and unseemly compromises of humane values that litter our public policy when it comes to securing sources of oil for the largest economy in the world. The potential peace dividends alone are amazing to consider. And the opportunity to shed our dependence upon oppressive political regimes whose countries are blessed with fossil fuel is only too welcome a prospect.
For Newt Gingrich, a self-styled man of innovation and ideas, to denigrate one of the few promising technologies by which we could achieve these goals, and for mere political advantage, is the lowest, most disgusting form of political posturing. A textbook example of putting short-term political gain before the long-term good of his own country. This technology holds the promise of freeing us from inconvenient alliances with tyrants, while solving the dilemma of peak oil. A pipe dream that might be possible someday due to oil-producing algae, and similar renewable technologies.
Perhaps I’m totally off-base. I could simply be over-selling it this time around. I readily admit that I practically did a back-flip the day I found out about algae bio fuel and the promise it holds for a sustainable energy solution. I may simply be getting my hopes up without sufficient cause.
But one would at least think that the goals mentioned above were a bipartisan project; and that technologies which hold even the slightest promise of making them possible would find support on both sides of the political spectrum. That Newt Gingrich, a man who purports to be pro-business, could at least get behind that.
But apparently that’s not the case. Making Obama look bad is more important than solving our energy crisis.
Kudos Gingrich. Forsooth, I never thought I’d see the day when I found you to be an even bigger asshole than I thought previously. A herculean effort, to be sure. But you’ve exceeded my expectations. You have my sincerest lack of respect to date. And if there’s ever been a guarantor that you should never be anywhere near the Presidency, your most recent remarks have underwritten that proposition with exquisite profundity.
People who [awkwardly] support Ron Paul.
“That’s a pretty big burden while he’s waging war on the Catholic Church and apologizing to Islamic extremists”: In which Newt Gingrich tells CNN’s Candy Crowley that Big Oil will intentionally tank the American economy, placing an insurmountable obstacle on President Obama’s path to re-election. source
Is having buyer’s remorse.
About my education. I should not have gone to college. If I had not gone to college. I would not have oppressing education debt. I also could have been working for solid 4 years before the economy went to pot. I also would not be over educated for my area, and there for have better luck finding work.
Why I choose not to go to my caucus
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I choose to skip the caucus. It makes no difference one way or the other who I would have voted for. The GOP has made it clear my wants means nothing. In the end Ron Paul will not be the nominee of the GOP. The insiders want a candidate that can be beat by Obama. Like Romney.
Voting now days is just an illusion of choice and meaningless. This country has no future for freedom. It is dead. USA RIP! Even if Ron Paul manages to get the delegates. It wont matter. They the political elite will do a bait and switch at the GOP convention. If he manages to beat that. Then they will make sure the in the general election. Obama wins threw voter fraud. Then make sure the court toes the line on side of the fraud. We have not had a choice for 50 years. Voting is meaningless.
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I have come to the conclusion. This election is rigged. Every time Ron Paul gets high in the caucuses and primaries. They recount the vote to were someone like Newt gets more votes.They do it until Ron Paul is marginalized.
It has happen in every state so far. There is no hope Ron Paul will get the party nomination. As the media and the people will not fight the crimes being put upon us. Most people don’t care how their person gets the nomination, even if it means there is illegal activity involved. Were the ends justify the means.
Our party nomination will most likely in my opinion will be Newt Gingridge. Romney will not get if, for some reason only. He is Mormon. Ron Paul of course will not get it because the system is gamed. Then you have a large amount of Evangelicals who are supporting Newt. Who are most likely backed by the National counsel of Churches.
Our nation is lost.
Casino billionaire behind Gingrich exposed by WikiLeaks
Cable describes shutdown of a $100 million Adelson nonprofit in Beijing and refers to “missteps” in China
We’ve learned this election cycle that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson isn’t afraid to throw around vast sums of money to get what he wants — he and his family have given at least $11 million to help the Newt Gingrich campaign.
It hasn’t gotten any notice since Adelson became a player in presidential politics, but it turns out that the trove of diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks contains an interesting anecdote about how Adelson aggressively promoted his casino and hotel business in the Chinese territory of Macau — and a run-in he had with the central government in Beijing.
First, some context. The news broke last March that Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is under federal investigation into whether it has complied with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The act makes it illegal to bribe foreign officials to obtain business deals.
Hey Obama! Forcing Children to Stay in School Is a Confession of Epic Failure! (by stefbot)
Repeat after me everyone — children are not to be used as hostages, children are not to be used as hostages…
A review of the recent State of the Union address by Barack Obama, and some notes on the scandal emanating from everyone’s favorite Pillsbury doughbag from hell, Newt Gingrich. Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web - http://www.freedomainradio.com