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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:07 PM
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Gingrich to House GOP: Stay on Message
Source: CQPolitics

Drill, drill, drill is the message Americans want to hear on energy and GOP candidates should stay on that message, former Speaker Newt Gingrich told House Republicans Wednesday.

The former Speaker was "complimentary," of the House Republican leadership, according to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., who attended the closed-door meeting at the Capitol Hill Club.

"They've had a very good couple of weeks, the question is: can they keep building on that to the next three months -- but they've had consistent focus on energy -- energy feeds into the economy, those are key issues," Gingrich said following the meeting. He was speaking about recent efforts by House Republicans to highlight Democratic opposition to opening areas off the U.S. coast and in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Republicans have focused on increased domestic oil production as a means of reducing high gas prices.

His tone was a marked change from early May when he called on Republican rank and file to make drastic changes, including a "complete overhaul" of the National Republican Campaign Committee. A trail of special-election defeats this year has fed discontent with the NRCC, the bluntest of which came from Gingrich (1979-99), the former Speaker who helped win a Republican majority in 1994 for the first time in 40 years.

"It's time to face a stark choice," Gingrich wrote in the magazine Human Events, saying GOP lawmakers needed a new message by Memorial Day. "Without change, we could face a catastrophic election this fall."

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20080723/pl_cq_politics/poli...



Oil companie$ and the republiCON$ working hand to hand to win some elections off the stupidity of the 70+ Americans that think this offshore/public lands oil drilling scheme is actually going to do anything to lower energy prices or create a reliable, dependable energy policy. As bad as the world is for so many and the environment suffering such as it is, yet these evil bastids still have no shame, morals or ethics, is abominable!

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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:08 PM
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1. I'm sure the states will just love having to clean up after oil companies!
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 PM
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11. OK, so we pump all 90 billion barrels of oil out of the Arctic...
That's about 3 years worth of world production. THEN what?
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:11 AM
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14. Where is there 90 billion barrels of oil in the artic??
I know there's not 90 billion barrels of oil in ANWAR..
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 06:43 PM
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17. It was a headline on lots of media outlets the other day
"90 billion bbls of oil estimated to be in the arctic, 1/5 of the world's undiscovered oil!"

It seemed to be timed to McCain's "let's drill everywhere" propaganda. I don't know how much is there, but even if it IS 90 billion, that's not a whole lot of oil, given our excessive consumption.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:10 PM
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2. Newt and I finally agree on something!
Without change, we could face a catastrophic election this fall.

Couldn't agree more, Newtie! Couldn't agree more!
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:11 PM
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3. Doesn't the repuke message consist of:
"WE SCREW UP EVERYTHING WE TOUCH"
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:12 PM
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4. "Keep on destroying America with corruption & hypocrisy. Smirk." - Newtie 'Draft Dodger' Gingrich
"Just the WAY I showed you. Smirk." - Newtie 'Family Values' Gingrouch

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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:21 PM
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5. You have to keep it simple for Americans, oh, and lie too.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:48 PM
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6. They rip us off with inflated gasoline prices....then they "lower" them.
Happy Days Are Here Again!

Stay on message, indeed.

We are a nation of idiots.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:58 PM
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7. So Simple-Minded, It Will Work
So why doesn't Impeach, Impeach, Impeach get through?
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:01 PM
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8. They've had a very good couple of weeks
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:03 PM by AlbertCat
And then Obama, as requested by their candidate, went on a trip......


and KA-BOOM!


Losers!

Just go home, Newtie...
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:08 PM
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9. In Other Words...."Keep Lying No Matter What... You are Losers and You Need to Lie"
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:35 PM
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10. That sanctimonious hypocrite was "dipping his wick" in more
Capitol Hill staffers than Billy ever dreamed of, yet Newt was touring the country lecturing on the importance of integrity in high office. The only "drilling" Newt is familiar with is with women other than his wife who was suffering from cancer in the hospital. :mad:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 PM
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12. Gringrich seems to think he's still in charge . . . is he? Or is here merely lurking . . .?
Newt seems to act as though he thinks he's owed a pay-off for his propagandistic roadshow

which took him to a big fat win.

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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:33 AM
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13. be sure to mention skyrocketing profits
ConocoPhillips Sees Profits Skyrocket
The Street: 2008-07-23 17:16:17.0
http://www.thestreet.com/s/conocophillips-sees-profits-...


ConocoPhillips (COP - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr), the world's fourth-largest publicly traded oil company, announced Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings topped expectations and surged from the year-ago period.

Profits rose to $5.44 billion, or $3.50 a share, a 31.4% increase over last quarter and handily ahead of analyst estimates of $3.33.
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tledford Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:31 AM
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15. By Memorial Day? Six months after the election?
What's the point?
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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:29 AM
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16. While T. Boone Pickens is out there with a well financed campaign
saying just the opposite. So yes, thank you Newt. Stay on that message, please.
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