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Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:27 PM

Finally, Obama 'get's real' in talking to Repunks- GOP r "licking their chops" at higher gas prices

Obama accuses GOP of playing politics with higher gas prices - The Hill


President Obama railed against Republicans on Thursday for [font color="blue"] “licking their chops”[/font] and using a spike in gas prices as a political opportunity.

Appearing at the University of Miami in a high-profile speech on energy, Obama aimed to deflect the criticism his administration has received for its energy policies and for higher gas prices.

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[font color="blue"] “Only in politics do people greet bad news so enthusiastically,” [/font]Obama said before a crowd of students.

[font color="blue"]“You pay more and they’re licking their chops? And you can bet since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I’ll save you the suspense: step one is drill, step two is drill, and step three is keep drilling.

“We heard the same thing in 2007 when I was running for president,”[/font] he continued. [font color="blue"]“We hear the same thing every year. We’ve heard the same thing for 30 years.” [/font]
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Reply Finally, Obama 'get's real' in talking to Repunks- GOP r "licking their chops" at higher gas prices (Original post)
Bill USA Feb 2012 OP
Richardo Feb 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Feb 2012 #2
unblock Feb 2012 #3
tanyev Feb 2012 #4
Ebadlun Feb 2012 #5
tanyev Feb 2012 #6
varelse Feb 2012 #7
frylock Feb 2012 #8
bhikkhu Feb 2012 #9
99th_Monkey Feb 2012 #10
RowdyRacer Feb 2012 #12
PDittie Feb 2012 #11
Doctor_J Feb 2012 #13
EC Feb 2012 #14

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:30 PM

1. Excellent.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 04:35 PM

2. Yea, finally.

 

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:18 PM

3. i thought their step two was baby

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 06:36 PM

4. Aha! That's why they're opposed to birth control.

Less oil drilling.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:18 PM

5. It's all falling into place

They're against contraception, because they need babies to do the drilling, as part of Newt's plan to instill the work ethic into the next generation!

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Response to Ebadlun (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:53 PM

6. Fiendishly clever.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 11:30 PM

7. <3

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 12:21 AM

8. fuck yeah!

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 12:40 AM

9. "drill baby drill" has been in full swing for years now

...only its not so popular on this side so its hard for Obama to take credit, and hard for anyone to give him credit. Yet, there it is -



Basically, its been years since there's been any unemployment in the US oil sector - production is up, jobs are up, associated tax revenues are up, regulations haven't hurt the business side of it, and overall its been a bright sector that has helped lift many areas of the economy into recovery.

Long term, its a dead-end, but for the time being (and though I get tired of the saying) "it is what it is".

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:46 AM

10. Maybe a good time to finally tap into US oil reserves, and drop prices.

 

it would certainly zip those flapping GOP lips faster than superglue..

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:29 AM

12. Stop Speculation!

 

The main cause of high gas prices is speculation. It doesn't matter where the oil comes from. If it came from a fountain in St Louis, it would still be sold at the price set by the criminals on Wall Street.
Call your Congress Critters and ask them to get rid of the Commodity Futures Trading Modernization Act. This is what made it legal to speculate on oil futures.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:50 AM

11. Can we find a way

to keep him in campaign mode all the time? That's the president we need...

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:53 AM

13. He could have played offense on this one

 

Big Oil threatened him over the Keystone veto. He should have taken that opportunity to tell the voters that any gas price hikes would be based on political threats, and nothing more. THen this current situation would play right into HIS hands instead of the Repukes. But as usual he chooses to play D. I wish he would hire some of Clinton's strategists

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:35 PM

14. Just a thought here.

But I heard that Koch owns 62% of the oil business in U.S. - then I hear that deliveries to stations are being cut back (excuse is lack of sales) so stations now have shortages, which in turn create demand and higher prices. Then speculators make sure those higher prices go even higher.

May I suggest that the Koch brothers are "helping" the repubs in more ways than their PACS?

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