--an always refreshing Newt:) Kim Strassel, WSJ: Gingrich's Energy Charge The candidate has recast an old debate in a way that the GOP can use to great effect against Obama.
In the context of abundance, energy development is political gold for the GOP. As Mr. Gingrich notes: It is a winning economic argument, a shift that could create "more than a million new jobs." It is a winning deficit argument, since royalties and profits become a new cash stream to the government. It is a winning little-guy argument, since the beneficiaries of fracking are "people who own the property," like "farmers." It's a winning heartland argument, since cheap natural gas is the way to "increase our manufacturing base."Newt on offense on THE key issue of the day.
Then there's this, the Obama EPA scourge on coal:
If the region starts suffering power shortages this summer, will George Bush be there to take the blame?Gee, what's going on around Chicago? Besides higher gas prices earlier in the year than ever before, set to peak in the summer in the city:
Losing power, losing jobs: Chicago's 2 coal-fired plants to shut down sooner than expected shar.es/gJK2K
What hath ObamaRahmbo eco-zealots wrought: Midwest Generation might close all its Illinois coal-fired power plants chicagobusiness.com/article/201203…
The makings of an Obama Waterloo. Our gain: Related posts: Another O fundraiser linked to Solyndra, Devastating Solyndra video on DoE mentality