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Obama Defends His Energy Policy in Florida Speech, After Coming Under Attack for High Gas Prices
Yahoo via The Ticket ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 02/23/2012 7:55:28 PM PST by justiceseeker93

In a blistering election year attack on his political foes, President Barack Obama charged Thursday that Republicans are "licking their chops" over painfully high gas prices that threaten the fragile economic recovery.

"Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically," he said in a combative speech at the University of Miami. "You pay more, and they're licking their chops."

The defiant rhetoric came after days in which the White House has worked to get off the defensive over high gasoline prices, insisting that Obama has done everything he can to bring those costs down. The administration blamed sticker shock at the pump on unrest in the Middle East, speculative trading, and hightened demand in China, Brazil, and India.

Obama assured Americans that he feels their pain, saying the rise in gas prices "hurts everybody" and "means you've got to find even more room in a budget that was already tight."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: energy; gasolineprices; gasprices; obama; obamaenergyspeech; obamagasolinespeech; policy
Are we supposed to take this clown seriously? The main factor causing the high gas prices (about twice as high since he came into office) is his administration's head-in-the-sand policy regarding exploration and development of existing domestic and offshore energy resources and its resistance to importing from friendly nations such as Canada!

All he would have to do to to ease the gasoline prices for quite some time (and increase employment in the U.S.) is to start by allowing the Canadian oil pipeline through the United States. But he's too obsessed with pandering to the Left. Plus, contrary to what he's saying now, high gas prices - as in Europe - were his goal from the get-go.

Notice that the "feel your pain" routine is right out of the Clinton playbook.

1 posted on 02/23/2012 7:55:38 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

In 2008 Obama was running around blaming republicans for the horribly high gas prices ($1.80), claiming that gas price was the most critical thing in the USA.

Now he complains because someone has “politicized gas prices”.

And who exactly wrote the article stating that Republicans were licking their chops? Stephanopolous? Carville? Most lil=kely a setup planned in advance for a coordinated media rollout.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 8:04:57 PM PST by DBrow
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To: justiceseeker93

Oh no you don’t Barry, you OWN these gas prices!!!


3 posted on 02/23/2012 8:07:00 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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Shout the good news! It’s how this regime measures success:

“Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” - Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu


4 posted on 02/23/2012 8:10:05 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Yo, brrak, I got your “chops” right here.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 8:14:23 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; LucyT; fieldmarshaldj; cripplecreek; Red Steel; David; Just A Nobody; ..

Ping!!!


6 posted on 02/23/2012 8:14:27 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Brad's Gramma

Sadly, for the country, Barry firmly believes that is is NOT his fault. All his life he was told he can do nothing wrong.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 8:14:54 PM PST by matt04
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To: Brad's Gramma

Harry Reid noted a few years ago that a few cents’ rise in the price of gas was worth a few more seats in the House and Senate for the Dems, IIRC...


8 posted on 02/23/2012 8:15:47 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: justiceseeker93

“Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically

This from the same people who cheered with every death
in Iraq.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 8:15:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
This from the same people who cheered with every death in Iraq.

The seem to now be sparing us of the pain of hearing about those 1000+ who have died in Obamas wars since he's been in office.

Nary a peep.

10 posted on 02/23/2012 8:22:29 PM PST by digger48
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To: tet68

Consider the audience. If it was Dade county, a solid 2/3 of that county is purple. Miami hasn’t had a R mayor in over 50yrs or something like that.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: justiceseeker93; mickie; flaglady47
I heard a short clip of Obama's energy speech on the top-of-the-hour radio news. His voice was combative, defiant, threatening. It was scary and creepy.

This guy is bordering on psycho. He is going to slip up badly one of these days...or he may even break.

Leni

12 posted on 02/23/2012 8:24:46 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Brad's Gramma
Barry, you OWN these gas prices!!!

That's absolutely right and this image makes it clear at a glance:


13 posted on 02/23/2012 8:24:57 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Read the first few paragraphs. Notice how this writer makes Obama sound heroic, wonderful, strong. He doesn’t exactly say this, but his words certainly give that impression.

Similarly, the reporter pretty much sympathizes with Obama’s attack on the Republicans.

Obama is a nasty piece of work. Everything is always someone else’s fault. You’d think that the media might occasionally question this. But they never do. Even when he is screaming and yelling in the most partisan fashion imaginable, as he is here, somehow Obama is the good guy, and the Republicans are the nasty villains for questioning him.

And, in fact, the Republicans mostly just sit there with their mouths open and take whatever he gives them.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 8:29:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: justiceseeker93
Tag - if you don't have a tagline, borrow this one...

GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer

15 posted on 02/23/2012 8:30:18 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: re_nortex

Thank you!

This *thing* and his *wife* disgust me..


16 posted on 02/23/2012 8:43:27 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: tet68

You sure got that right. I don’t see any more tallies since he took office. over and over, day after day, headline after headline during the last administration.

How I despise this administration and the puppet media that covers for him.

Seething SueRae


17 posted on 02/23/2012 8:43:45 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 02/23/2012 8:51:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93
. . . . . President Barack Obama charged Thursday that Republicans are "licking their chops" over painfully high gas prices that threaten the fragile economic recovery.

Sadly, there are about 30% of the people in this country who believe every filthy lie this man says.

Assuming we can dump his butt in November, it is insulting and offensive that not only have we taxpayer's had to absorb the huge debt he has created, but we will have to pay him an outrageous "pension" as a former president. I have no doubt that he will be as bad or worse than Clinton as a former president. We will NEVER be rid of him . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unless . . . . . . . someone brings real charges against him for fraud, treason, sedition, malfeasance and lying to the Congress, the American people and the world about his birth, national origin, religion and eligibility to be POTUS. With a conviction, he should be thrown UNDER the prison and Moochelle should have to work her ugly fat butt off for the rest of her life trying to pay back every penny of which these trailer trash have defrauded the American people.

19 posted on 02/23/2012 8:56:08 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: justiceseeker93
Notice that the "feel your pain" routine is right out of the Clinton playbook.

Obummer is defending the indefensible. We have to make him feel the pain at the ballot box in November.

20 posted on 02/23/2012 9:31:26 PM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: DBrow
In 2008 Obama was running around blaming republicans for the horribly high gas prices ($1.80), claiming that gas price was the most critical thing in the USA.

He wasn't the only one -- check this out from a 2007 Pelosi presser: http://www.youtube.com/embed/6X7z0zlPYy4

21 posted on 02/23/2012 9:34:31 PM PST by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: justiceseeker93

ping


22 posted on 02/23/2012 10:23:53 PM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: Schatze

We have to make him feel the pain at the ballot box in November.


The RATS are whistling past the graveyard that the TEA party just up and moved to Machu Picchu or such since Nov. 10.

It will be a steamroll they’ll be crying about for decades.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 10:34:27 PM PST by txhurl
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To: justiceseeker93; All

the republicans need to throw the chu and skyrocket quotes back at him immediately and often and say ‘sorry, Mr president, it is your side calling for higher prices, prices that are going up because of your policies. and your plan to tap the SPR for political expediency is another failed policy. The answer is simple - get out of the way and stop trying to prevent americans from solving this man-made disaster the way they always have, with guts, vision, and the promise of keeping the hard-earned results of their efforts’


24 posted on 02/24/2012 12:44:46 AM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: tet68; All
This is from the same people who cheered with every death in Iraq.

Well, I don't know if they openly cheered with every death in Iraq (that would have been harmful politically to them), but I seem to recall their mainstream media giving a lot of attention to the individual servicemen's deaths, especially during 2008.

I recall in particular PBS, which would put up a sequence of the recently departeds' mug shots in silence at the end of every nightly newscast during the Bush administration.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 2:28:10 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 3:17:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic "There are no simple solutions to the problem of budget shortfalls in OPEC countries, and in foreign states with an up-and-coming threat to the US. That's why 'our' energy policy makes so little sense to people who don't take that into account."

Obama To Brazil: 'We Want To Be One Of Your Best Customers."
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27 posted on 02/24/2012 3:29:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Defendingliberty; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; ...
Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

28 posted on 02/24/2012 4:43:08 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: justiceseeker93

If there isn’t a Republican or Republican operative on the TV, radio, news, print, town hall, every hour on the hour beating this drum —then they really are on the same team. Gas prices brought Bush down and they can do the same to Ozero but NOT if we let them rewrite history and the present.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 4:46:38 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; Impy; InterceptPoint; Yaelle; Arizona Carolyn; Jewbacca; ...
If there isn't a Republican or Republican operative on the TV, radio, mewsprint, town hall, every hour on the hour beating this drum - then they really are on the same team. Gas prices brought Bush down and they can do the same to Ozero but NOT if we let them rewrite history and the present.

Excellent point. Seems as if gas prices and energy policy have been underemphasized during the GOP primary campaign, perhaps because the candidates are fairly close to each other on this or because gas prices haven't quite reached the record highs of the Bush years yet. But Obama trying to go on the offensive now may well backfire on him.

30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:43:33 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Yes.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 8:07:20 AM PST by left that other site
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To: justiceseeker93

We’re “licking our chops” to get rid of you, you Obamination!!

Thanks Justice


32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by potlatch
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To: justiceseeker93

You mean, George W. Bush would still be President if gas hadn’t spiked in 2008? They might have brought Sarah/McCain in, but for the credit collapse that the latter was incapable of utilizing for his bid.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 12:01:22 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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