Gingrich Calls Obama's Energy Plan 'Intellectually Incoherent'
Gingrich was in Burlingame, Calif., speaking to 450 members of the California Republican Party. He said in response to Obama’s speech on energy earlier this week that his position was “factually false, intellectually incoherent, deeply conflicted on policy and in some places just strange.”
Obama had proposed a program to reduce gas consumption by improving tires and another program to develop energy from biological materials, Politico reported.
“Do you know how weird your worldview has to be to believe that inflating your tires equals drilling,” Gingrich said. “It’s a little scary that the president is this out of touch with reality.”
Gingrich promised cheering Republicans in the state with the nation’s highest gas prices that his energy policies will deliver gas prices of $2.50 per gallon, enough royalties to pay off the national debt and at least 8 million new jobs, the SF Gate reported.
According to Politico, Gingrich repeated a line from Obama’s speech, “What we do have in this country are limitless sources of energy.”
Gingrich said, “Why doesn’t he unleash the American people to develop those unlimited sources of energy that he claims we have?”
He called Obama’s policy a “stunningly dishonest” plan by an “intellectual left winger” who believes in the “fantasy” of small cars and high gas prices, according to the SF Gate.
Obama focused on rising gas prices while delivering his weekly radio address Saturday. He ridiculed the GOP push for more drilling while referencing the 2008 GOP mantra, “Drill, baby, drill.”
“You know that’s not a plan, especially since we’re already drilling,” Obama said. “It’s a bumper sticker.”
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