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Dem's try to convince us that drilling for more oil is not the answer to high gas prices
Flopping Aces ^ | 02-29-12 | DrJohn

Posted on 02/29/2012 7:18:59 AM PST by Starman417

Not long ago Barack Obama accused Republicans of playing politics with gas prices:

“Only in politics do people root for bad news, do they greet bad news so enthusiastically,” Obama said before a crowd of students.

“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,” Obama said. “I’ll save you the suspense: step one is drill, step two is drill, and then step three is keep drilling.

“We heard the same line in 2007 when I was running for president,” Obama said. “We hear the same thing every year. We’ve heard the same thing for 30 years.”

And it continues that nothing, inclusive of gas prices, is his fault.

Things were different four years ago when Bush was President. Back then everything was Bush's fault. Barack Obama said that high gas prices were caused by Bush's failed energy policies. Nancy Pelosi blamed "two oil men."

Take, for example, this 2008 article, entitled “’Two oil men’ to blame for high gas prices, Pelosi says.” You guessed it: the two “oil men” Pelosi blames are former president Bush and former vice president Cheney. The story focuses heavily on Nancy Pelosi’s attacks on Bush and his administration. CNN does not point out any “political realities” such as “there is almost nothing a politician can do about” gas prices.

Obama himself was quite harsh in 2008:

"Washington's failure to lead on energy," which was "turning the middle-class squeeze into a devastating vise-grip for millions of Americans. For the well-off in this country high gas prices are mostly an annoyance, but to most Americans they're a huge problem, bordering on a crisis."

Now high prices are "progress."

"Our domestic oil production is at an eight-year high, and our use of foreign oil is at a 16-year low. So we're making progress."

Of course, the left wing media never informs you that that is because of Bush-issued permits.

Then Obama said:

You know there are no quick fixes to this problem.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bush; bushsfault; gas; gasprices; obama; oil; oilprices; petrol

1 posted on 02/29/2012 7:19:11 AM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Obozo: “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”.

2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:09:21 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: All; Starman417
If "we're making progress" under Obama because of permits issued under Bush with domestic production up and imports down, it makes you wonder where we'd be if ANWR had been opened under W.

If anything, it says Obama's wrong about "drill, drill, drill" being the wrong action to take.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 9:32:26 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Starman417

Every single day, I read something about this person or said by this person that ratchets up my dislike and contempt for who he is and what he stands for.

The way I see it, there are two major types of people who can be said to be happier with higher energy prices:

1.) Liberals and enviroweenies who believe Americans disproportionally use too much energy, are destroying Gaia by doing so, and don’t know our selfish tendencies will eventually destroy and our environment so they need to make energy so expensive that their utopian pipe dreams can become a reality against our will and at the expense of our economy, savings and freedom.

2.) Americans who believe that idiots will vote for Obama even if he personally bankrupts them, robs their freedom, treats them with contempt and says to their faces that we need higher energy prices because ha and his followers know what is best for us. These Americans hope the pain will be acute enough, pervasive enough and the coverage broad enough that even these people will absorb the reality into their walnut-sized brains that perhaps Obama *might* have goals incompatible with their personal well being.

Most (not all) of us destest the people described in option #1, and sympathize with those in option #2.

On the good side, we don’t have many (if any) ghoulish people on our side who want to see more of our soldiers wounded, maimed and dead because that would further their political goals. We don’t see a lot of those scummy reprehensible people, if any. But Obama’s people have them in droves.

4 posted on 02/29/2012 9:38:31 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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