Skip to comments.McCain says gas prices won't drop and could rise
Posted on 06/11/2008 3:06:30 PM PDT by cdchik123
WASHINGTON - Record high prices for gasoline probably won't drop before the November election, Republican John McCain said Wednesday.
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That’s a winning message.
Wow...a real economic genius, ain’t he?
One thing’s for sure...as long as environmental kooks like McCain and his fellow Democrats are running Congress, America’s energy supply will never be allowed to meet demand — and prices will soar.
Wow - that’s not how Reagan took care of this problem
Why would McCain jawbone this bubble higher?
I appreciate the honesty John, but shouldn’t you be proposing a SOLUTION to the problem?
Way to lock in the vote Johnny. LOL
I sure wish I had a bus I could throw him under.
Exactly my response: That’s nice, John, and what do you propose we DO?
John and his ilk are the problem.
Because he's an idiot!
I would be more annoyed at the rest of his remarks, but at least I know he’s also for nuclear power. It’s so sad, the republicans could regain the lead by justifiably blaming liberal policies for depriving us of energy. And McCain is unable to do that effectively. It’s sad what a whole host of idiots are doing to this country.
He could have worded that a little differently...
Comrade Juan McNuts has been busy this week setting (read lowering) salaries, profits and energy consumption, and raising taxes.
So why doesn’t he just set gas prices too?
Why is Juan perfectly capable of forcing the economy to his whim in some areas but not for gas?
Is Juan just plain Nuts?
Is Juan just plain Nuts?
That’s why he is also known as McQueeg
Instead of running for President why don't you get your heiress wife to buy up some Mobil stock and run for CEO!!! I HAVE HAD IT WITH HIM. I AM SKIPPING THE PRES VOTE THIS NOVEMBER. Let Obama win and when he sends the country into the tank we might get a real conservative in 2012.
We got McCain, the most ineffective man to get anything across to anyone. And he is a chickensh*t too. Won’t say anything negative about Obama, blah blah blah.
Unfortunately, John McCain is the John McCain that I’ve known.
Beat me to it...
He thinks he did. He said he’s gonna regulate CEO earnings and make oil companies share their profits.
Hint to McCain, the Rats got the majority by promising to lower gas prices.
McCain is an idiot.
I just saw a vid of Obama stating he wishes that gas prices would not have risen so quickly. I saw it on Brit Hume’s show. Does anyone have this video?
For the first time in six months I agree with Johnh McCain.
Here is a link to the Dept of Energy’s inventory figures (released today). Please note that if you scroll down you will see that the crude oil inventory a year ago was 349.5 million barrels...the crude oil inventory today is 302.5. That represents a 14% inventory reduction in one year. Thats the information driving the oil speculators.
McCain has no energy policy in the face of the highest gas/diesel prices in American history.
Earth to McCain!
Support drilling, Support less red tape for new refineries, Support new nuclear power plants.
The dummy probably won’t and we will get Obama.
What happened to the “straight talk express”?!?
If he was a straight talker he’d say his global warming legislation would guarantee ever rising gas prices that would cripple our economy.
That’s straight talk!! He’s just a lying RINO.
I can’t call him a coward because he went through things that I can’t even imagine. So I’ll say he’s being power hungry and deceptive with this talk about gas prices!!!
No more "research and development" is required to drill in ANWR. Just DRILL! Oh, that's right. They can't because YOU said they couldn't!
"The point is, oil companies have got to be more participatory in alternate energy, in sharing their profits in a variety of ways, and there is very strong and justifiable emotion about their profits," McCain said.
No, Johnny. That isn't the point. The point is that you and the incompetents in Congress have done everything to limit supply domestically. Quit whining about profits and let the oil companies do what they are in business to do--DRILL. After 26 years in the Senate, YOU are part of the problem--not the solution.
"Justifiable emotion"? Sheesh!
worse, he's also an a$$hole.
You and all the posters above you are correct. McCain reminds me of LBJ. I’ve had enough of bad choices; I’m voting for Bob Barr.
I vote for steak.
Shut up McCain, you could care less, since you don’t want to drill in ANWAR.
If you like $4/gal, Thank Congress.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Are you serious?!? This guy is saying that there isn't any oil out there, thus oil companies have to "share" their profits with the world to create alternative energy resources.
There's oil out there. There's lots of oil out there. He just doesn't want us to have any because he thinks oil is destroying the planet.
Sorry but that's a big load of RINO crap!!!
I'll give you a plan for lowering the price of oil: first strengthen the dollar, which would make the price of oil drop right now! second: drill everywhere on the planet. That would give us more oil then we could use. Problem solved. That simple.
He just can’t keep his foot out of his mouth.
For the ‘greater good’, ya know?
Collectivism(R) is the latest rage.
Too bad he didn’t have anything to say about how he intends to make removal of government impediments to increasing energy supplies a priority from day one of his administration. Does he really think scapegoating the oil companies is a good strategy?
Oh, it's worse than that, he doesn't even really think that. I doubt he's ever stopped and thought it through and came to a conclusion either way. He just thinks he's gonna be liked by the idiots across the aisle if he portends to believe this crap and go against what is perceived as the Conservative Republican stance. Makes him a real maverick, don't ya know?
The guy's got as serious a case of Stockholm Syndrome as I have ever seen.
In other news, bear sh!ts in woods.
In other news, bear sh!ts in woods.
We need a "straight talk Shinkansen." That is, the train that runs on nuclear power.
But at least it’s the truth.
Smells like Teen Clinton.
Yeah, it's for the "little sheeple". Baa... Baa... Here's a little something for your vote. Drill ANWR? Fuggedabout it.
"The point is, oil companies have got to be more participatory in alternate energy,
Translation: Since you oil companies have not done what I and "my good friends" in CONgre$$ have been "encouraging" you to do, you have now called our bluff and we are forced to demand that you do as we say or we will nationalize your ass!
in sharing their profits in a variety of ways,
Translation: By command of the high CONgre$$critter Ass. we will force you to bow down to our every whim or we will destroy you! We are going to take things away from you for the common good!
and there is very strong and justifiable emotion about their profits," McCain said.
Translation: I, John MeInsane, am a damn communist and I will rule the world by my emotions and feeeeeeelings, or any other way I see fit or deem necessary in my little pea brain, so screw you and the American people, too!
Dear God I loathe this POE! It wasn't enough to sell 300-1000 of our citizens to the communists, he is planning to make us and our country all communists!
I detest him with every ounce of my being.
I cant call him a coward because he went through things that I cant even imagine.
Yeah, but how many decades ago was that?
I feeeeeeeeeeeel your paaaaaaaaaaain!!!
The next person that tells me I HAVE TO VOTE FOR "IT" had better duck fast!
Drill Here, Drill Now!