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So why no public outcry on the rising price of gasoline?
Local | February 1, 2011 | From The Deer Stand

Posted on 02/01/2011 7:13:10 AM PST by From The Deer Stand

Now that the per-gallon price of gasoline has creeped up to $3.15, $3.20 and beyond, it is as if nobody cares. Not like the days when gas was in the mid $2.50's and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were getting hammered by the media for high gas prices and making their rich oil buddies richer. What is going on? Are we content with having massive untapped oil reserves in the U.S., and yet being held hostage to the Middle East and Venezuela? Are Americans content with not being in control of our own oil destiny? Have we turned into a bunch of sheep? Maybe someone can explain.


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1 posted on 02/01/2011 7:13:15 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

Simple. No TV cameras. Draw your own conclusions.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 7:14:37 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: From The Deer Stand

do you really need to ask? i mean really?


3 posted on 02/01/2011 7:14:45 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: From The Deer Stand

Because the media is not harping on it. There are lots of people complaining, you just don’t hear or see them.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 7:15:23 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
So why no public outcry on the rising price of gasoline?

Ummm, because we have a corrupt, politicized, left-wing media????

Or is there a less obvious answer?

5 posted on 02/01/2011 7:15:31 AM PST by PGR88
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To: From The Deer Stand

No jobs to drive to - price per gallon is moot.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 7:16:00 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: From The Deer Stand

There’s plenty of beefing and complaining! The publics voice has been muted by the MSM. Just pay and shut up! :)


7 posted on 02/01/2011 7:16:10 AM PST by albie
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To: From The Deer Stand

LOL......It’s STILL Bushes fault!


8 posted on 02/01/2011 7:16:33 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: From The Deer Stand

When there is a Republican in office, the Monica Media pounds us with daily human interest stories of Pain at the Pump.

When a Democrat is in office, not so much.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 7:16:53 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: From The Deer Stand

The correct answer is in the planning by the great zero. Since nobody is working (even though he says times are good), nobody can afford to drive and so they do not know how high gasoline is. Or as other forums would say “sheepie, sheepie”.
Simple answer.
Incidentally I drive a diesel pickup and diesel here in Albuquerque is now 3.40 and up.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 7:17:17 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: From The Deer Stand

Because the RAT Party likes it when gas hits $4.00 a gallon and they can say it was Bush’s fault. Egypt is all Bush’s fault. Supporting Israel is all Bush’s fault. Get it!


11 posted on 02/01/2011 7:18:24 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

You mean “Why no Media Outcry?”. Simple, they would never upset their masters.


12 posted on 02/01/2011 7:18:34 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: From The Deer Stand

That anger is being redirected against Mortgages and bankers and the Federal Reserve.

Mortgages are just a symptom of the economy tanking. Oil price increases is one of the big root causes of the economy tanking.


13 posted on 02/01/2011 7:18:47 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: From The Deer Stand

Everybody’s unemployed so they don’t need gas to get to work.................


14 posted on 02/01/2011 7:18:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

The Dear Leader said we shall not drill. Drilling in American waters is off-limits for America. Chinese, Russian and Cuban companies will fill that gap and profit handsomely. Meanwhile once-powerful America will meekly sit in the corner with its hands tied, hoping and praying its energy needs will be minimally met with solar panels and huge props in farm fields.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 7:19:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Vociferous bitching is not a solution. Neither is boycotting
gas pumps. ;-)


16 posted on 02/01/2011 7:19:46 AM PST by verity
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To: From The Deer Stand

no kidding! Didn’t you get tired of the phrase “Pain at the Pump” in news stories back in the Bush Era?

I did a search on “pain at the pump” on news.google.com\archivesearch (when gas was $2.81 a gallon) and it found 15,000 articles with that phrase.

This phrase appear 62 times in 2010, although the first one I found was a CNN story with the heading “NO pain at the pump”


17 posted on 02/01/2011 7:20:05 AM PST by MNDude
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To: From The Deer Stand

The MSM has been very fortunate. There have been plenty of “stories” that they have been able to focus on the last couple of months, instead of the gasoline story - elections, what will Obama do because of election, John Boehner crying, Barack Obama in Hawaii, Weather, Charlie Sheen, Weather, Egypt, Weather. After this storm clears, they’ll think of something else to talk about, other than the misery of “normal” Americas.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 7:20:36 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: From The Deer Stand

The outcry is there - the media just refuses to report it. After all, their boy is in the White House now, so high gasoline prices don’t matter any more.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 7:21:41 AM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Because it hasn’t yet hit the “$10 a gallon” he desires for the “good of the planet”?

The media isn’t mentioning it because it’s all going exactly as planned.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 7:22:25 AM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Filled up yesterday at $2.95 in nw Arkansas.

It was $2.60 two months ago.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 7:22:37 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: From The Deer Stand

The complicit “media” and the democrats will be happy to let gas prices skyrocket, then take full advantage of the resultant “crisis.” The sheeple will bleat pleadingly for the government to “do something.” “Something” will be done alright, in the form of even more-restrictive cap-and-trade legislation. The GOPers in the House will be shamed into supporting it, lest they be accused of “wanting” $5-per-gallon gasoline.


22 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:07 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks for your service.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:16 AM PST by onedoug
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To: From The Deer Stand

That’s because Mr. Bush is not the president.

Anything bad that happens under Mr. Obama lead is stuff that is out of control, and the fault of Goerge W. Bush.


24 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:25 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: From The Deer Stand

I don’t understand why Obama is helping Bush’s oil buddies get richer. /s


25 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:25 AM PST by MichiganCheese (I "gotta sit in the back with all the other typical bitter clinging enemies"!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Oh, we care. The media just isn’t reporting it.


26 posted on 02/01/2011 7:23:49 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Now that there is a liberal 'Rat in office, it simply can't be blamed on him, unlike the case with Bush in office. So that makes it a non-starter for the liberal media. I saw a limp, vapid attempt by the 'Rats to blame it on "speculators", combined with a call for more government regulation to rein in those eeeeevil speculators (Republicans, no doubt), but that really didn't generate much media buzz. Pinning it on nameless, faceless "speculators" just doesn't have the punch of pinning it on Bush and/or Cheney.

I'm surprised Palin hasn't been blamed yet. Give them time, though.

27 posted on 02/01/2011 7:24:04 AM PST by chimera
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28 posted on 02/01/2011 7:24:11 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: From The Deer Stand

I have been laid off since November, I think I only drive into town once a week now, a lot of Americans are out of work and are probably not driving either.


29 posted on 02/01/2011 7:24:49 AM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Same Sh!t Different Day

Here's a comparison on the "homeless problem."

http://thenationalscene.com/homeless/

All problems "go away" when democrats are in the White House.

30 posted on 02/01/2011 7:24:59 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: IYAS9YAS

Obama is tbtf.


31 posted on 02/01/2011 7:25:14 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: b4its2late
Because the media is not harping on it.

At some point the media should be held accountable for its lack of honest information and reporting. People should stop listening to the propaganda stations and let their owners - the honchos why. Of course, the honchos have their progressive agenda to pursue but we should make it at a dear price!

32 posted on 02/01/2011 7:25:48 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: From The Deer Stand

When Bush was president, TV crews staked out at gas stations in the early hours of the morning, just waiting for the owner to post a price with the big “$4.”
Now that obama is pres, the media will totally pay no attention when gas goes over 4. Or they will blame it on Egypt.


33 posted on 02/01/2011 7:28:10 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Just like when all the “homeless” miraculously vanished the day after William Clinton was inaugurated...

What matters to a leftist media depends on who has control.

34 posted on 02/01/2011 7:29:24 AM PST by mmercier
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To: From The Deer Stand
Pressure to tap the oil reserves in the U.S. will grow as the price of gasoline increases. Prices of $3.50 a gallon to not cross that threshold.

At $4.00 a gallon we will get local media in front of gas stations showing the price (as if we can't see that). There will be some mention of hardship. When record prices are reached, real cases of hardship will be visible without the news. The guy trying to get to work but not enough gas to get home.

When it gets to $6.00, $7.00, $9.00 a gallon there will start to be pressure to drill in the U.S.

Until then, find a car that gets 35 mpg or more. For most people, that will cut your gasoline cost in half. Actually some very nice cars out there.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 7:35:01 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: MichiganCheese
CNBC’s John Harwood: So could the (high) oil prices help us? Barack Obama: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money in their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more rapidly, particularly U.S. automakers… In a campaign speech Obama said: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. 
That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”
36 posted on 02/01/2011 7:36:59 AM PST by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Eye of Unk

Since I lost my job a year back, my one requirement for a new job was locality. The wife works down the street.

I now work a mile from home, and use about ten gallons of gas a month. More in the snow blower than the car.

It helps if one can stay local today.

Used to spend about $50 a week on gas. No doubt this lack of expenditure is doing wonders for the economy and the planet.


37 posted on 02/01/2011 7:39:46 AM PST by mmercier
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To: oh8eleven

You do have a point!


38 posted on 02/01/2011 7:45:47 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: From The Deer Stand

Because Bush is no longer President.


39 posted on 02/01/2011 7:49:53 AM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Because the media was all about fomentinng hatred and anger when Bush was President, now they are all about tamping it down for Obama...


40 posted on 02/01/2011 7:57:18 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: From The Deer Stand; All
No outcry because the media are liberals/democrats/marxists disguising themselves as reporters in order to con the American people into allowing socialism to enslave and destroy the people.

Republicans and capitalism are blamed for high oil prices but only when a Republican is in power.

41 posted on 02/01/2011 7:57:37 AM PST by Democrat_media (Why is no government creating a product we can hold in our hands like a cell phone..?)
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To: From The Deer Stand
1. It's not happening on Bush's watch.

2. Bush too long out of office to spin it that it's his
fault.

3. Middle East “unrest” is causing speculative price hikes and because it has to do with Muslims, there can be no blame from the press.

4. Obama’s and Michelle's extravagant travels have caused a spike in gas and jet fuel utilization.

5. Obama’s drilling moratorium has stopped new activity and additional fuel reaching market.

6. House Republicans have not been in power long enough for
the press to figure out that they can blame them!!!

42 posted on 02/01/2011 7:59:20 AM PST by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: From The Deer Stand
The same reason there are no anti-war protests while our troop fatalities have doubled over the last 2 years.

The Magic Mullato is too historic to even consider his massive failures and the pain he is causing American citizens.

The Left as personified by the entire MSM is a moral vacuum wrapped in a hollow fraud, and they recognize and protect one of their own at all costs.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

43 posted on 02/01/2011 8:00:40 AM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: b4its2late

I’ve seen news coverage, but it’s all along the lines of this being the way the market is.


44 posted on 02/01/2011 8:03:36 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: From The Deer Stand

The Drive-By-media is busy with revolution(s) in the ME and Chuck Sheen.
Give it time. . .


45 posted on 02/01/2011 8:04:29 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Bitsy

For sure, but there are only a few that report honestly and they are overwhelmed by those that don’t.


46 posted on 02/01/2011 8:06:18 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: From The Deer Stand
When the medias do not report, it is, as if, these things are not happening. In this age if constant electronic entertainment, many fail to think about things that matter. So yes, we have become like sheep. MO
47 posted on 02/01/2011 8:07:00 AM PST by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

There is as much complaining about it now as there was when President Bush was in office.

However, the media has been tasked (I hate that word) to keep it under wraps.


48 posted on 02/01/2011 8:09:25 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: b4its2late

Rising gas prices are only reported on if a Republican is president. When a good Democrat is president, the subject is ignored.

The same applies to other subjects too. We have incredible problems with homelessness and people grappling with poverty when there is a Republican president. But when a good Democrat is president, that problem is ignored.

It’s not that the issues don’t exist anymore, it’s just that the liberals in the MSM choose not to report certain subjects.


49 posted on 02/01/2011 8:10:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mmercier

I can deal with the price of gas because it would cost too much now to get something more fuel efficient. I have two motorcycles but here in Alaska riding is pretty seasonal.

My big regret is that I do hate my job which is local, I would not be able to find another thats similar and pays near the same, all the better paying jobs are 50 miles away in Anchorage and with such a big truck that barely gets over 10 MPG commuting is out of the question, and I cannot carpool. My type of work does require a truck this size at times.

Even with a “local” job I have been paying on average $60-85 a week in fuel. Alaska fuel prices and a 1 ton dually with a 496 cubic inch gas motor.

What I did last year was to keep the dually service truck at work, use it for the big jobs but commute on my Yamaha 1300 Tourer, it gets over 50mpg.


50 posted on 02/01/2011 8:12:02 AM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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