Gingrich Insists Obama Is a Threat to National Security

Newt is also not really impressed with electric cars

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 21, 2012 11:52 AM CST

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is zinging President Obama with all the zeal of a Republican nominee, charging that the president "routinely only obeys laws that he deems fit" and sticking with a stance he took yesterday that defeating the incumbent is a "duty of national security." Gingrich took aim again this morning on CBS News, saying the White House refuses to "talk accurately about radical Islam," a tactic he derided as ineffective and "dangerous to America." "This is an administration that no country really trusts," said Gingrich.

The former speaker also took issue with Obama's "outrageously anti-American energy" policies, specifically his opposition to the Keystone pipeline and his "fantasy" that electric cars are "going to liberate us from Saudi Arabia." This on the heels of a Saturday appearance in Georgia, where Gingrich vowed to return gas to the low-$2 range because "you can’t put a gun rack on a Volt."

Newt Gingrich gestures while speaking to an audience in South El Monte, east of Los Angeles, on February 13, 2012 in California.
Newt Gingrich gestures while speaking to an audience in South El Monte, east of Los Angeles, on February 13, 2012 in California.   (Getty Images)
Newt Gingrich speaks addresses CPAC, February 10, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC.
Newt Gingrich speaks addresses CPAC, February 10, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
Newt Gingrich addresses CPAC, February 10, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC.
Newt Gingrich addresses CPAC, February 10, 2012 at a hotel in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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