Looks like Newt Gingrich is getting into the right-wing, "let's-all-hate-on-the-Chevrolet-Volt" bandwagon.

During a campaign stop at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, the trailing Republican candidate said, "Let me start from a simple premise that Oklahomans will understand: you cannot put a gun rack in a Volt," Talking Points Memo reports. It appears that Gingrich is trying out a new attack line, as Raw Story is reporting that he used a similar line at an event in Suwanee, GA. There, he continued, "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. There's no reason we couldn't have a stable price around $2 or $2.50 [per gallon]."

As you might imagine, it didn't take long for a Volt owner to take Mr. Gingrich's words as a challenge... you can see the predictable YouTube results after the jump.



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      MTU 5.0
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Chevy Volt and Newt all in one blog post. Get the popcorn. ;)
      crandallRk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey Newt, what if I told ya that most Volt owners have open marriages ;-) Betcha change your tune then.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, I have always considered myself a Republican, but this asinine hate toward our country's auto manufacturers coupled with the ridiculously irresponsible concept of $2 gas is making me seriously consider switching allegiances.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a crazy bunch of Republican candidates this year.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a better question, in how many modern cars these days can you put a gun rack on? Isn't that meant for trucks anyway!?
        StevenG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        He was trying to make the point that "real" Americans don't buy Volts. I made my own response http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUV8GlKDKR8
          Dennis Baskov
          • 3 Years Ago
          @StevenG
          Lol that's a funny comeback you got in that video. I think Newt Gingrich shot shot himself in a foot with that comment, because liberals and democrats aren't the only ones who prefer to own more fuel efficient/alternative powertrain cars.
      J.B. Alcantara
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bill Clinton would have approve this. What Newt said has no clue at all.
      Patrick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was Man Boobs speaking metaphorically?
      suthrn2nr
      • 3 Years Ago
      where is the rest of the quote? I hope the point wasn't to minimize the Volt's green credentials just because it supposedly could not fit a gun-rack. I'm willing to bet that accomodating a gun-rack is probably not high on an automaker's design list.
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @suthrn2nr
        He meant that real people, i.e. real americans, i.e. God-fearing zenophobic hypocrites own guns and carry them in their cars, because God says it's their right
      • 3 Years Ago
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        dystroglycan
        • 3 Years Ago
        thats more misinformed than idiotic...also not really as interesting as a gun rack on a volt
        Making11s
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are they going to report on a comment from 2009 in 2012? Probably not.
          Nemebean
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Making11s
          Not unless it's contained in a funny YouTube video. ;-)
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        I wonder which one of the 57 states Obama thinks the automobile was invented in.
          High
          • 3 Years Ago
          @caddy-v
          Wow, the dude is human, forgetfulness and mistakes happen. You try living where 99% of everything ever said in public is recorded and lets see how long you go before you have a lapse in memory or something misinformed is mentioned. It's not like he was Newt, purposefully saying something idiotic he knew wasn't true to pander to his crazy supporters.
          tump
          • 3 Years Ago
          @caddy-v
          I bet you voted for Bush - twice! You know what they say about that... something about fool me once...
          gop.hates.america
          • 3 Years Ago
          @caddy-v
          it was the 51st state - Newt's colony on moon including Newt himself, his wife, his 72 virgins and the inbred kids
        a.gothe
        • 3 Years Ago
        AMEN to that brother! But what should we expect from AutObLog...
          Quen47
          • 3 Years Ago
          @a.gothe
          Uhhh I have yet to see an article on here about tampons.
        TelegramSam
        • 3 Years Ago
        If they didn't you could sure post a link to it. It would certainly add legitimacy to your claim.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TelegramSam
          [blocked]
          TelegramSam
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TelegramSam
          How are the two related? Does autoblog need to reference that same quote every time a Republican says something dumb? If they did, I can at least say that I wouldn't have forgotten.
        gop.hates.america
        • 3 Years Ago
        well, GOPtards say that man was created by god. That's way more stupider than saying cars were invented in the US
        Carphanatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        Never mind, found it. http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2009-02-25-obama-claim-daimler-differs_N.htm
        Carphanatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        I want to see a link for that statement.
      lasertekk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gingrich is mental. Don't give this wackjob any free publicity.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 3 Years Ago
      You guys can hate all you want on this but it is the truth. I just figured out why most of the media out there has a liberal bias. Progressives like to sit around and talk about their feelings and try to come up with ways to spend other peoples money to make their lives and others better. That is why they are all over the internet blogging all of the time about crap that doesn't matter (celebrities among other things) Tea party people are at work doing things like farming, making and building things and doing their job. Call the Tea Party names but without them there would be no money to spend on social programs or bailouts.
        HaterSlayer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        Says the guy who is doing important work like commenting on a blog.
        StevenG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        You didn't touch a nerve, you glossed over the fact that the Tea Party is full of hypocrits. Subsidies the Tea Party people are not against: Child tax deduction, Mortgage interest tax deduction, Prescription drug program. The Child and Mortgage tax deductions cost over $100 Billion dollars every single year. The prescription drug plan will cost $727 Billion from 2009-2018. The total plug-in subsidy is $1.5 Billion (limited to 200,00 cars). Complaining about the Volt subsidy is like going to a restaurant, paying $10,000 for a steak and then arguing about a $15 beer.
        Pandabear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        the only tea party work is to get obama out because he is not white, and nothing is off the table in the process.
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        Thanks for reinforcing the fact that teabaggers are not living in reality. Signed, someone that makes and invests way more money than your average teabagger can scrape together.
        Jason Krumvieda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        By all the down votes....it looks like I hit a nerve with all of the liberals out there. Now you see my point.
          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason Krumvieda
          Tea Partiers are some of the most vile racist asshats I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. I have never been told so many times to go back to where I came from. Lucky for them, this took place in Boston. Had this taken place in Bronx, where I'm from, that kind of talk gets you shot.
        Hello - Louis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        there is not a single Tea-orist Party Puppet that pays their own way in the world. they want police, roads, military aggression all over the world, $100,000,000 jets, and petrolium speculators unregulated (read $5 gas), but they b_tch like h_ll if they are asked to pony up AT ALL. Buy the way, Jason, if it is sooo bad, what are YOU doing here blogging? America's problems with debt are not from "social programs", but from Koch sponsored TeaParty hobos and those that make a million $ a year paying less in taxes than I do. Unlike the Jasons in the world, I am proud to be American. I am sorry that the Koch invented Tea Puppet Party is ashamed of America and its dreams.
      masonperegrine
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why would anyone that wants to be the President of the United States try to tear down it's companies?
        Kimithechamp
        • 3 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        Saying that amounts to tearing down American companies? With that thin skin you'd be curled up in a pool of your own tears after listening to the administration talk about American companies for the last few years... let alone America.
          Kimithechamp
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Kimithechamp
          Lol, to shiftright, Anyone that blah blah, what you said; should be able to understand they've produced another product with no real demand for it at a cost it can't afford... Sounds like the old GM to me. I mean, it's obvious most commenting on this thread think any hybrid is a solid idea no matter how ill-conceived or executed.
        chirowolf
        • 3 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        Don't you remember? GM = Government Motors. Have you already forgotten?
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