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.....Obama goes on offense over high gasoline prices (It's your ball and chain now, baby!)
Yahoo News ^ | 02/23/12 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 02/23/2012 6:59:38 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

As Republican presidential candidates toss barbs at Barack Obama over expensive gasoline, the U.S. president and his team are going on the offensive with a strategy to divert blame and prepare voters for higher costs. In subtle and not so subtle ways, Obama, a Democrat, is raising the issue of high prices to promote his own policy priorities and blunt criticism from the men vying to unseat him in the November 6 election. His strategy is both politically- and policy-oriented. The president wants to advance his plans to increase renewable energy sources and reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil.

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Good luck, Gilligan!
1 posted on 02/23/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

2 posted on 02/23/2012 7:02:52 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Noted: Obama plans on doing nothing to bring prices back in line.
3 posted on 02/23/2012 7:03:33 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama as a presidential candidate said:

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. ... Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money.”


4 posted on 02/23/2012 7:05:18 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Never understood why Bush didn’t do more of this when he was in office.

“We need to drill here, and drill now. We have the resources to create $1/gal gas. Democrats in congress need to put America first, not the environmental lobbyists.”

Short of that he could have issued an executive order in the name of national security to bypass EPA regulations prohibiting consruction of new refineries, etc...


5 posted on 02/23/2012 7:06:01 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If inflation kicks in too soon, it’s gonna kill him. I think it is starting with fuel prices and the market numbers.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 7:08:52 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: skeeter
This will be the stake in the heart of the whack left...Raping all of our wallets for the sake of getting us on renewable energy. FUBO!
7 posted on 02/23/2012 7:09:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yahoo News goes on offense for Obama over high gasoline prices

“Arab Spring? What’ve Arabs got to do with gas prices?”


8 posted on 02/23/2012 7:10:26 AM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The folks commenting on Yahoo are enraged!
Good, so am I!


9 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:02 AM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This guy promised “skyrocketing prices” he said they were necessarily part of his plan. He said “electric rates” but I think he met all energy.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:01 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

I think W allowed his policies to be more effected by media spin than he let on.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 7:12:58 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I've been putting this sticker on gas pumps:

"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???

I've sized mine to fit twelve to a sheet of bumper sticker stock...
12 posted on 02/23/2012 7:13:40 AM PST by null and void (Day 1129 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That would need updating around these parts.....the graphic is 30 cents cheaper than what we’re faced with.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: cuban leaf

It sucks that food and fuel prices aren’t factored into the government-produced inflation numbers.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 7:15:43 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Cue up Janis Joplin on the turn table...


15 posted on 02/23/2012 7:16:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Maybe he'll sing a song.

This guy is a joke he had all the answers before he was president and did nothing but talk down the country.

Hey Mr. President future fuel alternatives won't get me to work or feed my children in the next 5 years what's your plan already. Close down off shore drilling, refuse pipelines into our country, refuse fuel exploration drilling, stop the building of refineries and shut down coal plants?

16 posted on 02/23/2012 7:16:13 AM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We didn’t capitulate to the Germans; we didn’t capitulate to the Japanese; and we shouldn’t capitulate to the Democrats, RINO’s, and eco-fascists. Build the Keystone pipeline, drill off the coast and in ANWR, build refineries, build nuclear plants. We are Americans; we have the skills and technology. Just do it.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 7:18:04 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Carol King had a big hit in the early 70’s called IT’S TOO LATE! Bye Bye Bari...


18 posted on 02/23/2012 7:19:19 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Does anyone have the TV particulars on Obama's energy speech today?

Thanks.

Leni

19 posted on 02/23/2012 7:21:09 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: ErnBatavia

—It sucks that food and fuel prices aren’t factored into the government-produced inflation numbers.—

It’s actually worse.

Watch this. I laughed. I cried. I mostly cried.

http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse/chapter-16-fuzzy-numbers


20 posted on 02/23/2012 7:22:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: All

Good luck with that, President Azzclown...


21 posted on 02/23/2012 7:23:59 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: skeeter

Not to worry, we will just print more fake money with the help of Geithner and the government will get free gasoline while the rest of the nation turns into North Korea.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 7:24:29 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: skeeter

Not to worry, we will just print more fake money with the help of Geithner and the government will get free gasoline while the rest of the nation turns into North Korea.


Free abortion, free money for everyone who decides to be a lemming.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 7:25:28 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama goes on offense over high gasoline prices

Yes, Bowbama, it is offensive!

24 posted on 02/23/2012 7:27:18 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Maverick68

One thing we know for sure,
it is axiomatic that high gas prices aren’t 0bama’s fault,
because NOTHING is ever his fault.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 7:29:26 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: skeeter

-——Noted: Obama plans on doing nothing to bring prices back in line.-——

The ends don’t justify the means, but if this is his decision, so be it. He won’t be reelected.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 7:33:26 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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“Noted: Obama plans on doing nothing to bring prices back in line.”

I believe that, it’s consistent with the Obama world view. The USA uses too much of the world’s energy, and he wants to slow us down. High gas prices fit with his “energy plan”.

It’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time. While I won’t enjoy paying, I hope the price of a gallon of gas goes to $8/gallon! At that level, independents will quit wringing their hands and worshiping Obama, and will notice their empty wallets, gas tanks, and refrigerators.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 7:39:00 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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Agreed!....This dingleberry is toast!


28 posted on 02/23/2012 7:45:03 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ConservativeWarrior; AngelesCrestHighway; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”Never understood why Bush didn’t do more of this when he was in office. “We need to drill here, and drill now. We have the resources to create $1/gal gas. Democrats in congress need to put America first, not the environmental lobbyists

You were not following what GWB was doing?

Dems repeatedly filibustered energy bills in the RINO Senate so in 2007 when gas prices were rising and voters mad GWB made a deal with the devil, he signed onto a energy bill with the NEW Reid/Pelosi congress.

To get some drilling he went along with ethanol mandates and subsidies and banned incandescent light bulbs, the last going into effect 2012 and 2013. It was a monstrocity.

Remember that when you see Republican candidates make all sorts of bold promises. What crap will they sign onto to get SOMETHING to tell voters they accomplished SOMETHING?

29 posted on 02/23/2012 7:46:50 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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RE :”Never understood why Bush didn’t do more of this when he was in office. “We need to drill here, and drill now. We have the resources to create $1/gal gas. Democrats in congress need to put America first, not the environmental lobbyists

You were not following what GWB was doing?

Dems repeatedly filibustered energy bills in the RINO Senate so in 2007 when gas prices were rising and voters mad GWB made a deal with the devil, he signed onto a energy bill with the NEW Reid/Pelosi congress.

To get some drilling he went along with ethanol mandates and subsidies and banned incandescent light bulbs, the last going into effect 2012 and 2013. It was a monstrocity.

Remember that when you see Republican candidates make all sorts of bold promises. What crap will they sign onto to get SOMETHING to tell voters they accomplished SOMETHING?

30 posted on 02/23/2012 7:46:50 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

congress.Buy these and send to Obama and

31 posted on 02/23/2012 7:47:04 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: sickoflibs

BINGO!!!!


32 posted on 02/23/2012 7:49:09 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: airborne

The Republicans should be running ads 24 hours a day with that quote...

If they weren’t the stupid party that is...


33 posted on 02/23/2012 7:49:14 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

One of the Republican groups need to bring out an ad with Obama proclaiming that energy prices needed to skyrocket.

The material is out there to bury this fool.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 7:49:50 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: brownsfan

Pain at the pump has to overcome their inherent desire to assure themselves that they aren’t “racist”.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 7:49:50 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: AngelesCrestHighway
How in the name of all that's holy is this son of a bitch at 50% approval in today's Rasmussen?

GOD we are so screwed.

36 posted on 02/23/2012 7:50:13 AM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: Marathoner

That is pure bull shit!....


37 posted on 02/23/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I hope and pray you’re right. I just about vomited when I saw the numbers (seriously).


38 posted on 02/23/2012 7:56:02 AM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: desertfreedom765

39 posted on 02/23/2012 7:56:13 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: desertfreedom765

40 posted on 02/23/2012 8:01:11 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway


41 posted on 02/23/2012 8:03:40 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: sickoflibs

“You were not following what GWB was doing?”

I was following what was happening. The general public wasn’t, and W did a poor job of getting the message out that the dem congress was preventing sound energy strategy.

W didn’t use the media effectively. Big ears does.


42 posted on 02/23/2012 8:25:39 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: null and void

Could also put it on grocery carts.


43 posted on 02/23/2012 8:34:48 AM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: null and void

Would be good also at rest stops in the restrooms because people are traveling, as well as on grocery carts, just because it would be visible.


44 posted on 02/23/2012 8:37:44 AM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Renewable energy don’t exist. It is a figment of the liberal mind and it’s wet dream to have us all riding horses and buggys.

We are being raped over these demented pipe dreams of the left. And all we can say is “They have good intentions”

FUBO all the left.


45 posted on 02/23/2012 8:38:18 AM PST by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Actually Bush (and even clinton) did increase leases and open up more areas to drilling. It really does take time for the oil to come online which is one BIG reason along with the shale fields that the US production is up (two things that obama couldn’t stop but he is now taking credit for).


46 posted on 02/23/2012 8:51:12 AM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
the U.S. president and his team are going on the offensive with a strategy to divert blame and prepare voters for higher costs.

I remember when gas prices started hitting the roof in the Spring of '08. People were seriously getting nervous. President Bush invited some Saudi ruler to his ranch in Crawford, got his photo taken holding this guy's hand and took a lot of heat for it. But then gas prices started falling! By the end of his term, IIRC, I was paying right around $2/gal in Southern California.

My point? Bush didn't need to do anything. He was a lame duck who will never have to worry about the price of gas pinching his lifestyle. But he did something anyways. He held some other dude's hand!

So Barry, you gonna take one for the team?

47 posted on 02/23/2012 8:59:10 AM PST by Drew68
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To: MinuteGal
(short version :) blah, blah, blah.. etc.. etc..

48 posted on 02/23/2012 8:59:28 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: el_texicano

The same fools that scream for “renewable energy” scream against “renewable construction materials.” They want renewable energy so that they can protest the use of lumber!


49 posted on 02/23/2012 9:02:32 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Do they honestly think that people have forgot that they constantly drum beated that high gas prices in 2008 were because of Bush that people will not also blame this President for much higher prices?


50 posted on 02/23/2012 9:08:53 AM PST by chris_bdba
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