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McCain says gas prices won't drop and could rise
AP ^ | June 11, 2008 | Libby Quaid

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigoil; commie; commiebturd; communist; energy; energypolicy; gasprices; mccain; moron; nowaymccain; rino
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1 posted on 06/11/2008 3:06:30 PM PDT by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

That’s a winning message.


2 posted on 06/11/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: cdchik123

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.


3 posted on 06/11/2008 3:10:40 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: cdchik123

Wow - that’s not how Reagan took care of this problem

Why would McCain jawbone this bubble higher?


4 posted on 06/11/2008 3:10:51 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: cdchik123

I appreciate the honesty John, but shouldn’t you be proposing a SOLUTION to the problem?


5 posted on 06/11/2008 3:11:21 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: cdchik123

Way to lock in the vote Johnny. LOL


6 posted on 06/11/2008 3:12:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I miss the days when only the politicians were unethical.)
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To: cdchik123

I sure wish I had a bus I could throw him under.


7 posted on 06/11/2008 3:12:12 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Clemenza

Exactly my response: That’s nice, John, and what do you propose we DO?


8 posted on 06/11/2008 3:12:22 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Clemenza

John and his ilk are the problem.


9 posted on 06/11/2008 3:12:23 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: cdchik123

Pffft.


10 posted on 06/11/2008 3:12:43 PM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: spanalot
"Why would McCain jawbone this bubble higher?",/i>

Because he's an idiot!

11 posted on 06/11/2008 3:13:06 PM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: cdchik123

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.


12 posted on 06/11/2008 3:13:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: cdchik123

He could have worded that a little differently...


13 posted on 06/11/2008 3:14:00 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: cdchik123

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?


14 posted on 06/11/2008 3:14:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (How does it make you feel that the Good Old Boy network stole the nomination from a woman?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Is Juan just plain Nuts?


That’s why he is also known as McQueeg


15 posted on 06/11/2008 3:16:27 PM PDT by unkus
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To: cdchik123
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.

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.

16 posted on 06/11/2008 3:17:42 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Williams

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.


17 posted on 06/11/2008 3:21:37 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: cdchik123

Unfortunately, John McCain is the John McCain that I’ve known.


18 posted on 06/11/2008 3:21:39 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: cdchik123
Anyone who believes this clown wants to win the election is delusional.
19 posted on 06/11/2008 3:21:55 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Roccus

Beat me to it...


20 posted on 06/11/2008 3:23:14 PM PDT by Left2Right ("It's going to be a long eight years...")
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To: Clemenza

He thinks he did. He said he’s gonna regulate CEO earnings and make oil companies share their profits.

*groan*


21 posted on 06/11/2008 3:26:00 PM PDT by festus (Tagline removed.)
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To: cdchik123

Hint to McCain, the Rats got the majority by promising to lower gas prices.


22 posted on 06/11/2008 3:26:25 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: cdchik123

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?


23 posted on 06/11/2008 3:26:27 PM PDT by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: cdchik123

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.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/weekly_petroleum_status_report/current/txt/table1.txt


24 posted on 06/11/2008 3:27:29 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Left2Right

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.


25 posted on 06/11/2008 3:27:42 PM PDT by ktime
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To: cdchik123

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!!!


26 posted on 06/11/2008 3:28:04 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: cdchik123
Although the GOP presidential candidate didn't address the question of raising taxes on oil companies, he said the companies "absolutely" should return some profits to consumers. "And they should be embarking on research and development that will pay off in reducing our dependence on foreign oil," he said.

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!

27 posted on 06/11/2008 3:28:26 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: conservativeinferno
McCain is an idiot

worse, he's also an a$$hole.

28 posted on 06/11/2008 3:28:43 PM PDT by riri
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To: Southerngl

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.


29 posted on 06/11/2008 3:29:48 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Uncle Miltie
So why doesn’t he just set gas prices too?

He has no problem mandating 'green' technology, either.

[Recall the interview on This Week, where he advocated even more mandates for 'green' technology. He said they [mandates] would not cost the taxpayers, but would increase corporate profits.]


30 posted on 06/11/2008 3:30:24 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GunsareOK

Obama—dog $hit.
McCain—dog food.
I vote for steak.


31 posted on 06/11/2008 3:31:58 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: cdchik123

Shut up McCain, you could care less, since you don’t want to drill in ANWAR.


32 posted on 06/11/2008 3:32:44 PM PDT by Katarina (I am the GOP's and McCain's least favorite Voter - I am a Conservative.)
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To: cdchik123

If you like $4/gal, Thank Congress.

Pray for W and Our Troops


33 posted on 06/11/2008 3:34:10 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!!)
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To: NRG1973
For the first time in six months I agree with Johnh McCain.

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.

34 posted on 06/11/2008 3:34:53 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: cdchik123

He just can’t keep his foot out of his mouth.


35 posted on 06/11/2008 3:35:26 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: calcowgirl
"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.

Oh wow. That sounds great. We get to share the profits of oil companies. Next, maybe, we get to share Walmart and department store chains' profits. Then, grocery chains. Next, Wall Street.

Just keep those checks rolling in.

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36 posted on 06/11/2008 3:35:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

For the ‘greater good’, ya know?

Collectivism(R) is the latest rage.


37 posted on 06/11/2008 3:38:05 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: cdchik123

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?


38 posted on 06/11/2008 3:38:18 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Fox_Mulder77
He just doesn't want us to have any because he thinks oil is destroying the planet.

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.

39 posted on 06/11/2008 3:41:19 PM PDT by riri
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To: cdchik123

In other news, bear sh!ts in woods.


40 posted on 06/11/2008 3:42:09 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: cdchik123

In other news, bear sh!ts in woods.


41 posted on 06/11/2008 3:42:14 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: Fox_Mulder77
What happened to the “straight talk express”?!?

We need a "straight talk Shinkansen." That is, the train that runs on nuclear power.

42 posted on 06/11/2008 3:43:00 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: beaversmom

But at least it’s the truth.


43 posted on 06/11/2008 3:43:40 PM PDT by tlj18 (Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President!)
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To: cdchik123
MCCAIN: There's logic to it and emotion to it. I mean, after all, look what's happening to Americans who are on fixed income, particularly low-income Americans. The 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.

Smells like Teen Clinton. 

44 posted on 06/11/2008 3:43:54 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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"Look what's happened to Americans who are on a fixed income, particularly low-income Americans — that's why I wanted to give them a little break," McCain said. "They drive the furthest. They drive the automobiles that use the most gasoline. I wanted to give them a little break for the summer."

Yeah, it's for the "little sheeple". Baa... Baa... Here's a little something for your vote. Drill ANWR? Fuggedabout it.

45 posted on 06/11/2008 3:46:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: calcowgirl
Let's try that again with emphasis.

"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!

46 posted on 06/11/2008 3:49:25 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody
Dear God I loathe this POE

I detest him with every ounce of my being.

47 posted on 06/11/2008 3:51:46 PM PDT by riri
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I can’t call him a coward because he went through things that I can’t even imagine.

Yeah, but how many decades ago was that?


48 posted on 06/11/2008 3:53:07 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (It's too bad I've already promised myself to never vote for McCain.)
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To: riri
I detest him with every ounce of my being.

I feeeeeeeeeeeel your paaaaaaaaaaain!!!

The next person that tells me I HAVE TO VOTE FOR "IT" had better duck fast!

49 posted on 06/11/2008 3:56:35 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: ktime

Drill Here, Drill Now!


50 posted on 06/11/2008 4:02:43 PM PDT by Left2Right ("It's going to be a long eight years...")
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