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Reid rejects Bush call to lift drilling moratorium (Rats want higher gas prices!)
Reuters ^ | 7/14/2008 | Reuters

Posted on 07/14/2008 2:23:41 PM PDT by tobyhill

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, on Monday rejected a call by U.S. President George W. Bush to lift a moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

Bush announced on Monday that he lifted the executive branch's restriction on offshore exploration, saying only Congress stood in the way of opening up America's untapped oil riches.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; anwr; bush; congress; democrats; drillheredrillnow; drilling; elections; energy; gasprices; harryreid; obstructionistdems; offshoredrilling; oil; reid; reidhatescoal; reidhatesoil; ussenate; watermelons
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1 posted on 07/14/2008 2:23:41 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Beat me to posting this Toby..

Bush just rolled Reid and the Dems and they are to stupid to realize it.

He has painted them as the party for no drilling....and they laugh at Bush for being the dumb one.

Bush won this round.

Look for drilling offshore.....soon.

2 posted on 07/14/2008 2:26:55 PM PDT by Dog (We have entered into the realm of 9/10 all over again...Lord help us.)
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To: tobyhill

CONTACT CONGRESS TUESDAY JULY 15TH
LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL
TELL YOUR FRIENDS FAMILY NEIGHBORS AND COWORKERS

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
DRILL HERE - DRILL NOW!!!

LETS FLOOD THE LINES TO CONGRESS TUESDAY JULY 15TH


3 posted on 07/14/2008 2:27:02 PM PDT by mouse1
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To: tobyhill

“Oil makes you sick” according to Harry. After he gets through taking a hiding by the electorate he will be sick, and sorry he ever opposed this. Strategery!


4 posted on 07/14/2008 2:27:20 PM PDT by saganite
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To: tobyhill
(Rats want higher gas prices!)

Of course they do...they're beholden to the enviro-mental lobby for massive campaign cash. They don't want to cut off their noses to spite their faces!

And we all know that the environ-mental movement has America's best interests at heart...
5 posted on 07/14/2008 2:28:06 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: tobyhill

Our guys need to be hammering the Dems with this. As often as they can get in front of a camera or mic!


6 posted on 07/14/2008 2:28:29 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (Do you have your "bug out" plan ready?)
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To: tobyhill
But Reid said oil companies should focus instead on drilling on much of the 68 million acres that they have leased but not used for exploration.

The dipstick who can't run the senate wants to tell people who actually know how to find oil where they should drill.

Harry: take a long walk on a short dock!

7 posted on 07/14/2008 2:29:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: tobyhill

Well, that’s one reason for kicking these libs out of office.


8 posted on 07/14/2008 2:29:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: tobyhill

(U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, on Monday rejected a call by U.S. President George W. Bush to lift a moratorium on offshore oil drilling. )

Now what every American that is paying $4 a gallon and votes needs to ask themselves is why?
What reason, that is good for and benefits America and its citizens does the ruling Democrat Party have to reject this idea?
Since there is none based in common sense and logic, then their reasons must be for something or someone other then America and Americans.
The next question you need to ask yoursel,f then is how can you cast a vote for anyone that is acting in the interests of someone or something other then America and Americans.


9 posted on 07/14/2008 2:29:44 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Sen. McCain: When will you make this an issue?


10 posted on 07/14/2008 2:29:58 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: tobyhill

Way to go Bush showing some nads! Let the Democrats take the heat for the no drilling fiasco!


11 posted on 07/14/2008 2:30:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Dog
Look for drilling offshore.....soon.

You've got to be kidding. The envirowennies will have this tied up in court for the next 20 years.

12 posted on 07/14/2008 2:31:35 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Dog

Evwerytime the Rats fight expanded drilling their poll numbers go down.
People aren’t buying that 68 million acre crap because they all know that at $140 a barrel the oil companies would be rushing to get it.


13 posted on 07/14/2008 2:31:40 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: saganite

Reid makes me sick, not oil


14 posted on 07/14/2008 2:32:04 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: mouse1

Tell your Congressmorons that the largest oil producing countries also have the lowest domestic gasoline prices. If the United States were using all available domestic sources, our domestic prices would also be lower. The Congressmorons say drilling won’t help. Well, it would have helped a lot over the past 30 years.

The bans on drilling offshore and in the ANWR should be lifted “yesterday”.


15 posted on 07/14/2008 2:32:10 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: tobyhill

I just don’t think any amount of spin will convince the average American family that we shouldn’t drill for more oil.

Republicans can turn this issue on Democrats come this fall.


16 posted on 07/14/2008 2:32:39 PM PDT by zencat (Obama isn't an option: (www.McCain-Magnets.com))
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To: tobyhill

He, Pelosi, and the rest of the DemoSocialist enslavers, are digging their long nails into the economic throats of the American people, so that they can control us all, and tell us how successful we are allowed to be.

They are going to destroy Americas prosperity, in this power play, or die trying.


17 posted on 07/14/2008 2:33:16 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: politicalwit

No the public is in no mood....and we got us an election year....they will out pander each other to see who can begin drilling first and claim credit.


18 posted on 07/14/2008 2:33:20 PM PDT by Dog (We have entered into the realm of 9/10 all over again...Lord help us.)
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To: tobyhill

You would think voters would be mad at Democrats who stand against drilling with gas prices so high.


19 posted on 07/14/2008 2:35:06 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tobyhill
The GOP needs to portray said refusal in its campaign advertising.
20 posted on 07/14/2008 2:35:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (G-d gave us Law a fool could follow, but a genius couldn't comprehend)
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To: freekitty
If Americans are still paying $4.11 average a gallon by November it will happen.
The whole mortgage mess can in part be traced back down to the price of gas. If someone is paying $300 more a month in gas then that's $300 difference in what may have been their mortgage payment. Got to keep their jobs though even if they lose their houses.
21 posted on 07/14/2008 2:36:07 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

Good. Let the Dems “come out of the closet” so-to-speak, and publicly state they are against drilling. This is a winning position of the GOP if they are smart enough to push it.


22 posted on 07/14/2008 2:37:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Dog
I don't think Obama is going to flip on this one and that maybe the issue that nails him.
23 posted on 07/14/2008 2:37:56 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

24 posted on 07/14/2008 2:38:34 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: tobyhill

Voting for Democrats, Is voting for being POOR with Lowered Expectations.


25 posted on 07/14/2008 2:39:11 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: DGHoodini

we are not doing well under the Democrat ruled Congress


26 posted on 07/14/2008 2:41:26 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: DGHoodini

Why does Congress permit offshore drilling off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama?

Is it somehow safer there than anywhere else?

Or do they just hate those particular states?

None of those states, by the way, oppose offshore drilling.


27 posted on 07/14/2008 2:42:21 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: FrdmLvr

I just called his Senate office and asked the staffer to ask McCain the exact same thing. Let’s hope he will listen to the people now, the Democrats have shown today how little they care about the average American.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 2:42:46 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: tobyhill
"..U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, on Monday rejected a call by U.S. President George W. Bush to lift a moratorium on offshore oil drilling..."

Don't the voters drive cars in Nevada? Harry Reid should pay on election day.

29 posted on 07/14/2008 2:43:42 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tobyhill

You could knock me over with a feather after what this idiot dem said about drilling.


30 posted on 07/14/2008 2:44:33 PM PDT by mel
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To: tobyhill

Reid is an idiot...the Congressional ban on offshore drilling ***expires*** at the end of September.

Bush wins again!


31 posted on 07/14/2008 2:44:34 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: tobyhill

I haven’t lowered my gas budget yet. However the distance I am able to go is greatly greatly reduced. I only drive to work now and my fishing gas has started coming out of my fun money budget. Another $.25 and will either have to cut into other budget items to pay for work gas or I will literally not be able to afford to drive to work one day a week. Public transport in my city is an absolute joke.


32 posted on 07/14/2008 2:44:57 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Nevada actually has it worse. 75% of their revenue depends on tourism and if people can’t afford to get there then they go bust.


33 posted on 07/14/2008 2:45:39 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Uriah_lost

They should, but they are too concerned with being friends. They seem to not want to hurt any one’s feelings. After all, they loved to be liked.


34 posted on 07/14/2008 2:46:00 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: zencat

Too bad we won’t have a candidate who is for it running in November. McCain is a global warming alarmist who pee’s his pants at the thought of any confrontation with any social group.

He doesn’t want to offend anyone...remember that.


35 posted on 07/14/2008 2:47:24 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Please tell me youÂ’re being provocative and not idiotic - Tony Snow)
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To: Domandred

Where I live some work 60 miles from their homes and then have to fight traffic for another hour.


36 posted on 07/14/2008 2:48:04 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

“reid rejects bush call to lift drilling moratorium...”

translation: “reid insists on continuing drilling moratorium and depressing american economy-states it is necessary for democrat gains in november...”

(democrats and the exercise of power-scu&bags in action.)

IMHO


37 posted on 07/14/2008 2:50:25 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Dog
Look for drilling offshore.....soon.

Can't wait.

I just drove through Palm Springs, CA and saw what must have been, at least, a thousand or more acres being used for a windfarm. We just laughed at what an eyesore and waste of prime real estate. Plus, we were convinced they were actually using more energy than they were generating! Some areas were going while others were perfectly still...

38 posted on 07/14/2008 2:52:14 PM PDT by riri (A vote for McCain is giving up!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Didn’t the Rats, just a week or so ago, tell the Prez that he should rescind the exec order, rather than telling Congress to basically do the same? Does anyone recall that?


39 posted on 07/14/2008 2:53:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: tobyhill

Markey must be insane.


40 posted on 07/14/2008 2:53:29 PM PDT by Misschuck
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I do remember that but I can’t remember who said it.


41 posted on 07/14/2008 2:56:26 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Misschuck
They're using Markey for their talking points because no matter what he says it won't hurt him.
42 posted on 07/14/2008 2:57:57 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He just did what they asked him to do. I guess they were just bluffing.


43 posted on 07/14/2008 2:58:22 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: tobyhill

The radio news played that idiot Markley saying “Drill,drill,drill, has failed,failed,failed.” It hasn’t been tried yet, you fricking RAT idiot! Stop spouting leftist talking points and cute catch phrases and get out of the way!


44 posted on 07/14/2008 2:58:32 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Over 70% of Americans are on to the Rats game and are tired of playing.


45 posted on 07/14/2008 3:00:18 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Dog

Let this election be on whether we should drill or not. I think that’s an issue that will destroy the Democrat party. They will be decimated and will wonder how they could have missed it so badly. Let’s take this fight to them. They are WRONG on this and will pay dearly at the polls in November.


46 posted on 07/14/2008 3:00:21 PM PDT by rtbwood
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To: tobyhill

“Reid rejects Bush call to lift drilling moratorium (Rats want higher gas prices!)”

Harry just lost the Senate if the stupid party plays this right.


47 posted on 07/14/2008 3:01:02 PM PDT by Grunthor (Soon to be a major world religion.)
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To: tobyhill

“I do remember that but I can’t remember who said it.”
Well, I hope someone can find out who it was. It might have been Red Harry or Nasty Pellagra. Having the two quotes juxtaposed might make for some very interesting comments in the halls of Congress and in attack ads!


48 posted on 07/14/2008 3:05:47 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Grunthor
Harry just lost the Senate if the stupid party plays this right.

You're forgetting how brain dead most voters are. Especially democrat/socialist voters.

49 posted on 07/14/2008 3:07:12 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: tobyhill

Reid and the democrats should move to another country because they are trying to destroy America.


50 posted on 07/14/2008 3:10:19 PM PDT by chatham
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