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Obama’s gas-price spike
The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 02/20/2012 5:42:19 PM PST by jazusamo

$4 gas is here today, higher tomorrow

Here we go again. Gasoline prices are rising rapidly and already have shattered the $4-a-gallon mark in California. Industry analysts say the all-time national average record of $4.11 could be shattered this summer. Some stations in Los Angeles are charging $4.93. Americans hired Barack Obama in 2008 partly in hope of finding relief from that summer’s pain at the pump. As the agony returns, voters could be primed by November to pull the lever for anybody but Barack.

The Golden State has the unwelcome distinction of having the nation’s highest gas prices, having reached $4.03 on Presidents Day, according the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Though the national average was $3.56, the California price jumped 18.9 cents in just the past week. Alaska, Florida and traditionally pricey states in the Northeast are not far behind. The standard rule is that each penny increase sucks about $1 billion out of the economy, so the financial impact will be felt from coast to coast.

This latest gas-price jolt is predictable. President Obama has done much to impede the supply of petroleum products to consumers. Most particularly, he exploited the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as an excuse to clamp down on oil drilling in the Gulf and also along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: energy; gasprices; obama
By Obama impeding the suppy of petroleum products he feels he is making the higher cost of renewable energy, electric vehicles, etc. more acceptable to the American public. This turkey has to go, he's bankrupting our country.
1 posted on 02/20/2012 5:42:24 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

You dont have to look far to find the enemy


2 posted on 02/20/2012 5:46:07 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: jazusamo

Should be 5 or 6 by November. Barry and the ‘RATS will probably use that as an excuse to drive through the projects picking up people to take to the polls. “The poor” won’t be able to get to the polls on their own because of the cost of gas. Don’t want to disenfranchise ‘em!


3 posted on 02/20/2012 5:47:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s okay: Americans love high gas prices.

That’s why we keep electing people who bring us this type of crap. :)


4 posted on 02/20/2012 5:47:39 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: jazusamo

Zero will say the Republican Congress is responsible. The media will declare it as a for-sure fact. The idiots will vote for Zero.


5 posted on 02/20/2012 5:49:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!)
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To: jazusamo

commiecheck says it is “happy usurper day”.


6 posted on 02/20/2012 5:53:14 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Tax-chick

I’ve little doubt you’re correct. The idiot running the U.S. Senate will feed the enemedia that very line and the voters voting for Zer0 will be and in fact are idiots.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 5:55:40 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This is good. High gas prices mean few people will drive. Fewer people driving means less global warming.

How else can O can keep his campaign promise of lowering the sea levels?

For more outrages see the OBAMA CLARIFER web blog http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


8 posted on 02/20/2012 5:55:46 PM PST by garjog
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well, this is one campaign promise that he DID fulfill...we will have gas prices just like Europe.

Unfortunately, we will have distances to the store, mass transportation, a job, and entertainment just like Kansas.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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10 posted on 02/20/2012 5:57:32 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tzimisce

What I can’t figure out is why the United Mine Workers would support a guy who’d put them out of business...


11 posted on 02/20/2012 6:04:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: jazusamo
He's bankrupting the country which has been his intention all along. Keep the people broke, unemployed, desperate, completely dependent on the government for handouts so they vote 'Rat so as to not lose those benefits. Liberals are indeed one hell of an evil evil crew.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 6:04:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Flip that puppy 180 and you have a match!


13 posted on 02/20/2012 6:14:00 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: jazusamo
I really doubt that the gas prices will matter that much, because I believe that Obama is going to start a war before November, i.e. a huge wag-the-dog. I think he believes that if we are in a big conflict that people will back him. If ICBM's were incoming and there were 2 handles to pull:,

1. Vote for anyone but Obama(ABO/FUBO handle)

2. Vote for Obama and stop the ICBMs midair.

I'm pulling handle #1

14 posted on 02/20/2012 6:14:04 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Every time I see that damn posed photograph of the kenyan, I think of similar photos of Stalin and Mussolini.

I can not help but think of the similarities in their personalities.

15 posted on 02/20/2012 6:16:38 PM PST by I am bigjohn
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To: jazusamo
Obama is doing nothing to help. He believes higher and higher gasoline prices will encourage the American public’s acceptance of the “Joy Juice” of the Left.
16 posted on 02/20/2012 6:17:45 PM PST by oyez
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To: jazusamo

$5 a gallon is a cheap price to pay if it helps get rid of that Marxist Moo-slim.


17 posted on 02/20/2012 6:19:58 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: jazusamo
Yeah right.

Watch for gasoline prices to drop 10 or 20 cents in October.

The MSM will proclaim “Gasoline prices plunging! Obama’s energy policy successful!”

18 posted on 02/20/2012 6:20:24 PM PST by Zuse
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To: jazusamo

We can only hope there are enough not-idiots to make a difference.


19 posted on 02/20/2012 6:21:50 PM PST by Tax-chick (I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!)
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To: Feckless
$5 a gallon is a cheap price to pay if it helps get rid of that Marxist Moo-slim.

Exactly...Well said!

20 posted on 02/20/2012 6:22:44 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Zuse
The MSM will proclaim “Gasoline prices plunging! Obama’s energy policy successful!”

Here is a better one:

Gasoline prices reach $5/gal! GM reports 2 more chevy volts sold this quarter!”

21 posted on 02/20/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jazusamo

1. malaise - check
2. hostage crisis - check
3. stabbing traditional allies in the back - check
4. palaver regarding How Bad America Is - check
5. lots of smiling - check
6. gas price spike - check
7. swimming rabbit attack - TBA

HAVE YOU BEEN HERE BEFORE...? THINK ABOUT IT.


22 posted on 02/20/2012 6:25:54 PM PST by gaijin
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To: I am bigjohn
They are one and the same:


23 posted on 02/20/2012 6:27:17 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

No way!

Il Duce was a much better golfer.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 6:30:46 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: jazusamo
Is the obozo accelerating the rate of his declarations and policies that stifle the economy and hurt Americans in general? It seems so if one sees through the propaganda emanating from his administration and the MSM. Given the reality of his reelection chances one would think his policies will certainly end his future political aspirations. With that said, obozo is acting like the fix is already in for him to be re-anointed or for some reason that there won't be a 2012 election for him to even run in. My cynical sense, it's probably both.
25 posted on 02/20/2012 6:31:53 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Tax-chick
Zero will say the Republican Congress is responsible.

Say what? Did we finally pass the statute of limitations on "Bush's Fault"? When did that happen?

26 posted on 02/20/2012 6:36:26 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: drypowder

Thugbama is praying for an energy crisis since he will be able to blame the me strife vs his own intentional destructive policies intended to skyrocket prices.

FUBO!!!


27 posted on 02/20/2012 6:36:41 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jazusamo

Now we all did what Obama said in 2008 to lower gas right?

Check the air in your tires.


28 posted on 02/20/2012 6:37:55 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: drypowder

I hear you. He’s pulling some really stupid stunts being he’s up for reelection. Hopefully, the narcissist that he is is the reason and he’ll be sent packing.


29 posted on 02/20/2012 6:41:12 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Allegiance among communists trumps all, even economic common sense.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 6:44:20 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Flip that puppy 180 and you have a match!


31 posted on 02/20/2012 6:56:23 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: jazusamo
Hear me out, I'm starting to wonder if the Saudi are starting to see the big picture. Egypt's gone. Libya gone. Us out of iraq, soon to be leaving Afganistan. Syria, Iran's buddy, throw in Israel, the Russians and China. I'm thinking, back to the Saudi, they may not be not liking this a$$hat Barry and are thinking they can send him home. We send them a lot of money and let them be! just my 4 dollars worth!
32 posted on 02/20/2012 7:20:51 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: All
Don't forget a Jumbo Jack cost a buck when Bush was president and now it costs three, but the media just reports those phony job numbers instead of real life.

If Bush were prez every media story about gas prices would feature him prominently, eventually concluding that angry Americans would see to it he and his party were punished at the polls this fall.

This economy is shaping up very much like 1980. Gas and inflation are common issues felt by the little people. The press didn't report a lot on the economy in 1980, and thought their beloved Democrats were shoo ins. In an honest election, there is no way Obama wins when things are this bad, media cover up or not.

33 posted on 02/20/2012 7:47:12 PM PST by Luke21
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I was assuming that most voters will know that Bush is no longer President ... but that may be wrong.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 8:18:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: jazusamo
Americans hired Barack Obama in 2008 partly in hope of finding relief from that summer’s pain at the pump.

Say what? First time I've heard that. Should be breaking news.

35 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:29 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: jazusamo

bookmark


36 posted on 02/21/2012 4:30:59 AM PST by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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To: jazusamo

I know this is going to come across as callous, but I hope gasoline prices continue higher - much higher. I want the people who voted for Obama to suffer, I want them to lose their jobs, their homes. The delusional dolts who support this clown pose a great danger to our country with this support, but they are too stupid to realize such. I wish bad things upon the rich liberals, in particular, who have theirs but now think we, the hard workers of this country, should give more and more of ours to the Feds for Obama to redistribute. I am white-hot angry with these people. My contempt for Barack Obama is limitless.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 6:30:10 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Tax-chick
We can only hope there are enough not-idiots to make a difference.

Don't bet on it.

38 posted on 02/21/2012 6:30:46 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: dearolddad

I’m not.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 6:33:48 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: Freddd

One thing’s for sure,
the high gas prices are not 0bama’s fault,

because NOTHING is 0bama’s fault.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 6:39:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dearolddad
Obama and the media will blame the greedy oil companies for $5 gas around election time. Obama will promise to nationalize these evil companies and 60% of the voters will be pumped to vote for O.
41 posted on 02/21/2012 6:47:06 AM PST by kempo
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To: Tax-chick

Zero will say the Republican Congress is responsible. The media will declare it as a for-sure fact. The idiots will vote for Zero.
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I agree that the voting, American public is ignorant and uninformed, but, when it comes to $5.00 per gallon of gasoline, they’re not stupid......well.... maybe they are.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 6:52:28 AM PST by no dems (How did we end up with such an inferior GOP slate of candidates for President this year?)
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To: astounded

You are not alone.


43 posted on 02/21/2012 6:54:32 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Feckless; All

$5 a gallon is a cheap price to pay if it helps get rid of that Marxist Moo-slim.
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I’ve thought the same thing but never said it. I will pay $5 per gallon from now until Nov. 6 if it will send Obozo back to Chicago. Call it my “campaign contribution”.


44 posted on 02/21/2012 7:01:17 AM PST by no dems (How did we end up with such an inferior GOP slate of candidates for President this year?)
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To: astounded
I know this is going to come across as callous, but I hope gasoline prices continue higher - much higher. I want the people who voted for Obama to suffer, I want them to lose their jobs, their homes. The delusional dolts who support this clown pose a great danger to our country with this support, but they are too stupid to realize such. I wish bad things upon the rich liberals, in particular, who have theirs but now think we, the hard workers of this country, should give more and more of ours to the Feds for Obama to redistribute. I am white-hot angry with these people. My contempt for Barack Obama is limitless.

YES! YES! YES! HELL YES!!! I'M WITH YOU!!!
45 posted on 02/21/2012 7:23:14 AM PST by no dems (How did we end up with such an inferior GOP slate of candidates for President this year?)
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To: no dems

I keep thinking people will notice that they don’t have jobs, that gas prices are steadily increasing, that grocery costs have doubled ... and that all this has happened since Zero was elected.

But if he says, “It’s somebody else’s fault, and I’m the only one who can fix it,” with the full weight of the Democrat Propaganda Ministry repeating lines day after day, will enough idiot voters believe it? They don’t know basic economics from a hole in the head, after all.


46 posted on 02/21/2012 7:24:41 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: Tax-chick

I heard Barack Obama say at a press conference or a speech a few days ago that the higher gasoline prices reflect an improving economy, with increased demand. I’ve not read a single rebuttal or commentary on that nonsense.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 8:02:24 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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48 posted on 02/21/2012 8:31:09 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: astounded

I’m not surprised at all.


49 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:33 AM PST by Tax-chick (I used to be difficult, but after watching 46 episodes of "Lie to Me," I'm impossible!)
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To: jazusamo; BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender; steelie; SierraWasp

The prices above were shown on SF KTVU this morning. They are blocking the prices of the higher grades which were over $5/gallon.

Remember the hate America Enviros have wanted $5/gallon for gas for years. If our economy was recovering, this will drive a wooden stake into its heart!

50 posted on 02/21/2012 11:03:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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