It seems that the nascent star power of serial adulterist, Newt Gingrich, is beginning to ebb. Combined with a slightly improving economy and unemployment numbers, Newt is forced to find a new irrelevant grievance with which to manipulate susceptible Republican voters.
Appearing at a campaign event in the pudgy prevaricator’s home state of Georgia ( a state he’s likely to lose), Gingrich, ever the masterful manipulator, essentially blamed President Obama for soaring gas prices while simultaneously appealing to Georgians fondness for
“You can’t put a gun rack on a Volt,” said Gingrich, referring to high gas prices potentially forcing gun enthusiasts to purchase Chevy Volts.
“There is no reason not to believe that we couldn’t stabilize with American production by drowning demand in supply the old-fashioned, free market way,” explained Newt. “There’s not reason we couldn’t have a stable price around $2 or $2.50 [per gallon].”
Newt appears to be subscribing to the same miserably inaccurate GOP talking point that former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did; that is, the misguided belief that the President somehow controls, or can control, the price of gas.
Even Fox News’ Chris Wallace was dubious of Newt’s promise to increase oil production
From Raw Story,“You can’t guarantee $2.50 a gallon,” Wallace explained
“You can’t guarantee anything,” Gingrich agreed. “But you can guarantee that under the Obama plan, there’s going to be less American production, higher prices.”
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