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Obama To Address Gas Prices, Pitch Energy Policy
http://www.wftv.com/ap/ap/general/obama-to-address-gas-prices-pitch-energy-policy/nJyyJ/ ^ | 2-23-2012 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 02/23/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

WASHINGTON —

President Barack Obama is confronting Americans' anxiety over rising gasoline prices by drawing attention to his energy policies and taking credit for rising oil and gas production, a greater mix of energy sources and decreased consumption.

Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.

Obama will speak at the University of Miami and tour the school's Industrial Assessment Center, which trains students as industrial energy-efficiency experts. The program is one of 24 across the country.

White House advisers believe Obama needs to address the recent spike in gasoline prices, even though they see it as a cyclical occurrence. The current $3.58 per gallon is the highest price at the pump ever for this time of year.

Obama aides worry that the rise in prices could reverse the country's economic gains and the president's improved political standing. A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that though Obama's approval rating on the economy has climbed, 58 percent disapprove of what he's doing on gas prices.

Republicans have seized on the issue, citing Obama's decision to reject a permit for

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: energy; gas; gasolineprices; obama; obamagasolinespeech; prices; sourcetitlenoturl
Look out Florida. The supercrackpot will be in central Florida today.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 8:56:05 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Oooh-let me be the first:
FUBO!


2 posted on 02/23/2012 8:57:41 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Let me be the first one to say that no Republican candidate will refute Obama’s wild claims that increased oil and gas production are due to Bammy’s energy policies.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 8:58:48 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What energy policy?


4 posted on 02/23/2012 9:00:52 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I will not be watching; I despise being lied to and having my intelligence insulted.

Let me know if he has to say anything important.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 9:01:24 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: Carl LaFong

FUBO and your WHORE momma!

LLS


6 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ummm, did I miss something. “...reverse economic gains...”
I didn’t know that there were any economic gains.

I am just one of the great unwashed living in flyover country but wouldn’t drilling for our own oil help? Maybe let someone build a pipline. Nahh couldn’t be.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 9:08:15 AM PST by cork
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Oh gimme a break - isn't there any way to keep this lying a$$hat off the public airwaves? Day after day we have to watch and listen to his lying lips flap. Has America waken yet? According to Rasmussen his daily approval numbers continue to improve - PLAN FOR ANOTHER FOUR and the END OF AMERICA that you and I grew up in (am turning 70).
8 posted on 02/23/2012 9:09:03 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: henkster

Let my predict what it will be. He intends to assign a team to look into price gouging and report back to him. He also hopes that we put air in our tires. He will slam the greedy oil companies with all their greedy profits and promise to punish them and redistribute their profits to help all the little people.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 9:09:13 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; All

Doncha know, as Pelosi said LAST NIGHT in a released propaganda statement:

IT’S THE EVIL OIL SPECULATOR’S FAULT!

And after all of the years of lies and bulls*** “BUSH’S FAULT!” b.s., not ONE mainstream media outlet has dared to speak out on this hypocrisy.
NOT ONE.
They are all scared to death of what might happen to them.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 9:09:58 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

O’Reilly brought an oil co. exec. on last night and he would not even let him finish any of his answers. It was disgraceful. The guy was shaking his head in disgust.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 9:16:01 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
“But Obama’s pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.”

BOVINE SCATOLOGY!!!! Look at what happened to oil prices (and prices at the pump) at he end of Bush's administration when we opened up the country to drilling.

Prices dropped like a rock. It's Obama’s fault with the restrictions on domestic oil productions that the [prices are so high.

Drill here, drill now!!!! Buy oil from our next door neighbors, especially the one to our north.

12 posted on 02/23/2012 9:16:33 AM PST by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Cheerio

If this country elects this POS again, I am earnestly going to explore the possibility of moving out of it. I do not choose to consort with an electorate that is that stupid and cares that little for this Republic after all it took to establish it. I’d rather live in Israel. At least its’ people really care enough for it to fight for it. Not us.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
High gas prices IS his energy policy.

Along with high electric and natural gas prices.

His whole agenda is based on artificially raising the prices of energy via government regulation in order to make his "green" energy boondoggles cost competitive.

How long are people going to put up with this idiocy?

A 40% annual inflation year after year in the cost of electricity/natural/gas/automotive fuel isn't enough to wake the clueless sheep like American voters to the economic idiocy of the "green" movement and their mindless puppets the US Democrat Party?

14 posted on 02/23/2012 9:20:12 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
O’Reilly brought an oil co. exec. on last night and he would not even let him finish any of his answers

O'Reilly never lets ANYONE finish their answers, other than, occasionally, Chas. Krauthammer. But that's only because Krauthammer is, by far, O'Reilly's intellectual superior.
15 posted on 02/23/2012 9:21:16 AM PST by Signalman
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Well I guess I won’t miss anything by sorting the sock drawer instead.


16 posted on 02/23/2012 9:21:22 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Keep your tires properly inflated.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 9:22:59 AM PST by AU72
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To: tcrlaf

Two words: Tim Russert


18 posted on 02/23/2012 9:23:09 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
according to Debbie Wasserman less of supply means lower prices of Oil.

we should thank Iran for cutting supply.

19 posted on 02/23/2012 9:30:56 AM PST by scooby321
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To: arrdon

“If this country elects this POS again, I am earnestly going to explore the possibility of moving out of it. I do not choose to consort with an electorate that is that stupid and cares that little for this Republic after all it took to establish it. I’d rather live in Israel. At least its’ people really care enough for it to fight for it. Not us.”

You may as well pack your bags. The price of gas is the only thing that will derail an Obama re-election. Obama and the MSM can only spin empty wallets so much. Even the morons in the American public will believe their empty wallets before they believe Obama.

But, the bottom line is, the American electorate IS that stupid, and it’s only going to get worse.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 9:34:33 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“.....and decreased consumption”!

Decreased consumption is a CLEAR sign of decreased economic activity.

Lack of funds by too many Americans means less travel, lack of funds means going without heat at home, O’Bummer can take credit for THAT!

Without fracking we would be even further up the creek!

It is time to abolish the EPA and get serious about domestic energy production from proven tech instead of the “Green” fantasy boondoggles.
Which is exactly what O’Bozo does not want, he wants to force us into a european energy price structure, with taxes and socialism to match.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 9:38:41 AM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loyal Sedition
"taking credit for rising oil and gas production, a greater mix of energy sources and decreased consumption"

He acts like everyone is increasingly using green energy. What a crock!!!!

22 posted on 02/23/2012 10:40:59 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("We need to teach the establishment a lesson!" Newt Gingrich CPAC 2-10-2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

To be fair, America had the wake-up call back in the ‘70s and nothing of substance has been done since. Now look what we’re facing...high prices AND 0’s BS.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 10:50:41 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I need to paint my toenails at that hour so I won’t be watching.


24 posted on 02/23/2012 10:55:43 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If this is the plan it will fail. People don’t want to hear whining and finger pointing from their Messiah.

Eventually they will turn to Stalinist show trials of oil company execs and commodity traders to try and extricate themselves from this.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 10:57:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: henkster

It’ll be the same coded BS:

Don’t think, don’t question, don’t complain, just follow me like good little puppets and all will be well.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 12:32:43 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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