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Obama says little short-term help for gas prices (Obama: I just don't feel your pain)
AP / Yahoo ^ | April 6, 2011 | Darlene Superville/AP

Posted on 04/06/2011 1:31:22 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013

"If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know," Obama said laughingly. "You might want to think about a trade-in."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elitist; gas; obama; price
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The president didn't offer a solution for people who have to drive for work, have very long commutes where there is no mass transit options, people who live in rural communities, people with no down payments and bad credit or the working poor. citizen5408.com
1 posted on 04/06/2011 1:31:31 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013
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To: FreedomFighter1013

No need to say that many of us would like to trade in a President.


2 posted on 04/06/2011 1:32:50 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: FreedomFighter1013

What an arrogant ass.


3 posted on 04/06/2011 1:33:19 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

This guy is an elitist bastard.

He acts like the president of a third world country - which makes sense because that is his goal for America.


4 posted on 04/06/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

I sure hope that is on video somewhere. It ought to make an interesting inclusion in a 2012 commercial.


5 posted on 04/06/2011 1:34:37 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: FreedomFighter1013

I think what he is trying to say is: “Let them ride scooters”.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 1:35:11 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: GunsareOK

You’re so right, we need a trade-in, big-time. I didn’t even see it.


7 posted on 04/06/2011 1:35:25 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (Obama: The Man, the Myth, the Marxist)
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To: FreedomFighter1013
If you buy a new vehicle, you help his buddies at the UAW.

Win-win for Zero.

Lose-lose for Whitey.

8 posted on 04/06/2011 1:35:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

the compassion of a liberal


9 posted on 04/06/2011 1:35:49 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (If your PC is running slowly then it will be easy to catch.)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Is this for real? For someone who pretends to care about the poor, he’s sure quick to throw them under the bus for renewable energy. Hopefully, they notice.


10 posted on 04/06/2011 1:36:19 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: FreedomFighter1013

11 posted on 04/06/2011 1:36:39 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: FreedomFighter1013; Admin Moderator

As much as I like your title, it ain’t the real title.

Rules are rules.


12 posted on 04/06/2011 1:37:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: FreedomFighter1013
and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know

Interesting that he should throw out that number, since that's precisely the mileage his limousine gets.

13 posted on 04/06/2011 1:37:24 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: FreedomFighter1013

14 posted on 04/06/2011 1:37:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

No other way to express what I feel: FUBO, you COMMIE son-of a b-tch!


16 posted on 04/06/2011 1:38:30 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: FreedomFighter1013
Dick Morris (I know, I know) said this morning that high gas prices a year from now could be Obama’s downfall.
17 posted on 04/06/2011 1:38:44 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya.)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

How about if I am getting 9 miles a gallon?


18 posted on 04/06/2011 1:40:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (FED-UP!)
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To: FreedomFighter1013
"You might want to think about a trade-in."

We plan to make a trade-in, on November 6th, 2012.

19 posted on 04/06/2011 1:40:15 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: GunsareOK

We have opnly had a “Present” since 20 January, 2009. We will not have a president until we throw this gas bag on the scrapheap of history on 20 January, 2013.

In the meantime, I suggest that we replace the Cadillac limo that this Narcissist-In-Chief rides in, with a Chevy Volt. Also replace the 747 that serves as AF-1 with a high highly unreliable AirBus. Perhaps we can upgrade prior to 2013, then.


20 posted on 04/06/2011 1:40:56 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: F15Eagle

when do you think the last time he actually paid for gas was? I don’t think he’s done it since his inauguration. Why would he? Tax dollars take care of all his transportation. He’s chuaffered or driven everywhere.

If this was a Republican the media would be all over how out of touch he is, but he’ll get a pass on this as always.


21 posted on 04/06/2011 1:41:11 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: vpintheak

I despise that SOB!! HATE HIM!!!


22 posted on 04/06/2011 1:42:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Ya, go out and buy a hybrid and then figure out how long it will take to pay it off with gas savings. Typical government thinking-save money by spending it.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 1:43:21 PM PDT by Spok
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Serious question: has he ever filled a tank of gas?


24 posted on 04/06/2011 1:43:34 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: FreedomFighter1013; ExTexasRedhead; blackie; LucyT
Obama on gas Prices: I just don't feel your pain

His union thugs kicking taxpayers in the knees while demanding their tax dollars as they fuel their vehicles with windmills and he campaigns for their votes (Obama's insane legacy in a nutshell).

25 posted on 04/06/2011 1:44:11 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: fhayek

No, no, no...based on Mark Levin’s analysis, it will be bicycles for all...LOL


26 posted on 04/06/2011 1:44:25 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: FreedomFighter1013
WE don't have a city bus, train, subway, even a taxi service in our area. This is an area south of Houston with quite a few small towns here... Clute, Angleton, Freeport, Surfside, Quintana, Jones Creek, Brazoria, Danbury, Sweeny, etc. They have a new bus here but it isn't really a REAL city bus service. For example I would have to walk to our mall to board the bus that goes TO THE MALL! Not exactly an improvement for me. There is no Amtrak here and we can't have a subway here, it would flood, this is swamp area that was drained to build a town here. And a lot of people drive to Houston to work from this area, and they are not going to drive a Smart Car in this heavy traffic that you hit just south of Houston. It would not be SAFE. And there are so many men here who are in construction type jobs, and they NEED a pick up truck for hauling equipment and supplies. You can't put that stuff into a little Smart Car.
27 posted on 04/06/2011 1:45:07 PM PDT by NEBO (Hitler, Che, and Stalin would be so jealous of Obama!)
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To: ZULU

And he exempted HIS SUV from EPA air standards!


28 posted on 04/06/2011 1:45:58 PM PDT by NEBO (Hitler, Che, and Stalin would be so jealous of Obama!)
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To: FreedomFighter1013
"If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know," Obama said laughingly. "You might want to think about a trade-in."

...and let me add one more thing: Let them eat cake!

Madame DeFarge...paging Madame Defarge....Madame DeFarge to the white courtesy phone...

29 posted on 04/06/2011 1:46:32 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: jeltz25

Remember how the F’in mediaWHORES made a big deal over Bush not knowing how much a gallon of milk was?....I HATE THE FREAKIN demonic MEDIA!


30 posted on 04/06/2011 1:46:51 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Spok

I have a paid for 2000 Ford Expedition. Drive 5 miles to work. That plus around down I fill up around twice a month. Gas will need to more than double from the current price before gas will be cheaper than payments.


31 posted on 04/06/2011 1:47:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Every time I fill up my tank I think about a mere 10-12 years ago when gas hovered around .99 cents for awhile. Those were the days.


32 posted on 04/06/2011 1:47:43 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gotcha, thanks for the assist. I didn’t see her byline.


34 posted on 04/06/2011 1:48:46 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (Obama: The Man, the Myth, the Marxist)
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35 posted on 04/06/2011 1:49:37 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

This man is breathtakingly stupid.....................


36 posted on 04/06/2011 1:50:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies. as of 04-06-2011)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Trade in for what? Many decent used cars were destroyed in the “Cash for Clunkers” fiasco.

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_04_23.html), the average passenger car in 1980 (31 years ago) was 16 mpg.

Where is this moron pulling “8 miles per gallon” from? Even the orignal Hummer got about 9.6 mpg if I remember correctly.


37 posted on 04/06/2011 1:50:27 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Article title:
‘Obama says little short-term help for gas prices”

Of course not.
At least not during HIS tenure.

Everything he’s done relative to energy policy has done nothing but push prices upward, either by intent or by default.

By halting offshore production and putting the brakes on onshore development, how else would the world market (of which the USA is a part) react? When supplies (even as-yet-undeveloped but still _potential_ supplies) contract, prices rise. (ASIDE: a lot of short memories here, but just when in 2008, the last time prices hit $4 a gallon, did they start coming back down?)

I would expect prices to easily rise towards $5 a gallon this year, possibly even higher by next year, particularly if the situation in the Mideast continues to deteriorate.

Dick Morris might be right. But then, at the rate the Republicans in Congress are going, they may have lost the ship well before then!


38 posted on 04/06/2011 1:52:09 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Why yes, don’t you remember Michelle saying something like: “Why, Barack could be shot at some gas station...” when the campaign was going on...bemoaning the straits of a black man in Chicago...


39 posted on 04/06/2011 1:52:25 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: fhayek
Let them ride scooters....

So pracitical in Houston and Los Angeles freeway traffic!

40 posted on 04/06/2011 1:54:17 PM PDT by NEBO (Hitler, Che, and Stalin would be so jealous of Obama!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Maybe same place as “...57 states...” and “...my Muslim faith...”....???


41 posted on 04/06/2011 1:55:25 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Can you believe the comments on Yahoo?? That used to be his home turf. This comment went over the line.

Pray for America


42 posted on 04/06/2011 1:57:10 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: NEBO

HMMMMMM.

Just like he explained away his need to keep HIS quarters at an elevated temperature the first year of office because he was “from a tropical climate”.

I hate this bastard. The sooner we vote him out of office the better.


43 posted on 04/06/2011 1:57:43 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: vpintheak

I despise this POS.


44 posted on 04/06/2011 1:58:16 PM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Tanks, no...probably bottles with rags on the end though.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 1:59:10 PM PDT by Mouton (Government expands to fill any voids in freedom.)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

I recall that during his campgain he promised that the prices of gas would rise, and that his wife promised that the citizens would find it difficult when he became president. Does anyone have a link to those statements?

Both would be damning to him and would show that he and his handlers have manipulated this increase.


46 posted on 04/06/2011 1:59:57 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Totalitarian Fascism is here, Now.)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

two words for what he’s just done here...

POLITICAL SUICIDE!


47 posted on 04/06/2011 2:02:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FreedomFighter1013
Let them eat cake. -Teleprompter
48 posted on 04/06/2011 2:03:08 PM PDT by cruise_missile (Sarah Palin: More woman than Michelle. More man than Barack..)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Not a very smart thing to say to people who are feeling the pinch of higher energy prices.


49 posted on 04/06/2011 2:04:29 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: FreedomFighter1013

I get about 16mpg in my SUV so I guess I’m doing good!


50 posted on 04/06/2011 2:06:22 PM PDT by lwd
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