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Democrats to Obama: Tap strategic oil reserve
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Posted on 02/25/2012 5:03:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Democrats to Obama: Tap strategic oil reserve

By: Darren Goode February 25, 2012 06:26 PM EST

Gasoline prices are on a dramatic rise, and everybody's got advice for the White House.

No surprise, Republicans are reviving their "Drill, Baby Drill" catcalls from 2008, but liberals in Washington are getting nervous and asking President Barack Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a potential panacea for escalating gasoline prices.

Picking up on the themes of a speech he gave Thursday at the University of Miami, Obama used his weekly radio address Saturday to remind Americans of his view that if prices at the pump rise as expected in the coming months, “there are no quick fixes to this problem, and you know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.”

He also warned that rising gas prices could hurt any economic recovery. While there is “no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight … what we can do is get our priorities straight, and make a sustained, serious effort to tackle this problem,” Obama said.

The potential danger to the economy — and the president's reelection chances — have liberals urging the White House to unleash the SPR now, before it's too late. The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $3.65 on Friday, according to AAA.

“Selling reserve oil on the open market is the one step that we know will reduce oil and gasoline prices in the immediate term,” said Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “Every time we sold reserve oil it has lowered oil and gasoline prices. We know it works.”

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But wait, I thought algae was going to solve this. All idiots......every one of them.
1 posted on 02/25/2012 5:03:55 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

lowers the price by what? 3-4 cents/gal?

It went up 60 cents/gal this week alone in some places.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 5:09:57 PM PST by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

It will all be sold abroad, just like last time.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 5:11:30 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do not ever tap the reserves, unless it’s a REAL emergency!! This is not one.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 5:12:55 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Sub-Driver
,i.liberals in Washington are getting nervous and asking President Barack Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a potential panacea for escalating gasoline prices.

Let's see...

Pumping crude out of the ground from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will lower gas prices.

HOWEVER, Pumping crude out of the ground from new wells will NOT lower gas prices.

Right.

Got it.

.

5 posted on 02/25/2012 5:13:24 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Sub-Driver
liberals in Washington are getting nervous and asking President Barack Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a potential panacea for escalating gasoline prices.

Let's see...

Pumping crude out of the ground from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will lower gas prices.

HOWEVER, Pumping crude out of the ground from new wells will NOT lower gas prices.

Right.

Got it.

.

6 posted on 02/25/2012 5:14:39 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Sub-Driver
And how do you, Mr. Obama, plan to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve so that it will be available when there is a truly Strategic need?
7 posted on 02/25/2012 5:15:22 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another example of why no Democrat should be re-elected in this country—ever.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 5:16:23 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: BwanaNdege

amen, amen, amen!!!


9 posted on 02/25/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by Irenic
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To: smalltownslick

WTF will they do when the reserves are depleted??!!

We will be at the mercy of the muslims and their oil.

THAT may be the plan.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 5:18:27 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Sub-Driver

"We've got to protect our phony-baloney jobs, gentlemen!"

11 posted on 02/25/2012 5:19:46 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver

SOB’s


12 posted on 02/25/2012 5:21:34 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: digger48

Haven’t they been telling us that this is not a ‘demand’ problem.? If it’s not a demand problem then more oil will not solve the price problem.
Wait, they don’t think logically....never mind.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 5:22:39 PM PST by sheana
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Agreed.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 5:23:43 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: TLI

Ping! and BUMP!!!


15 posted on 02/25/2012 5:25:19 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Sub-Driver

If he tries this STUNT, the Republicans should read the legislation authorizing the reserve and if there is NOTHING in it regarding the ability of the president to draw from it to reduce gas prices in an election year, they should get an INJUNCTION against this move.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 5:25:19 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: TLI

Ping! and BUMP!!!


17 posted on 02/25/2012 5:25:34 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Sub-Driver

Again with the strategic oil reserves? Do Dems ever have any new ideas, or even any old ideas that work?


18 posted on 02/25/2012 5:35:01 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: TLI

If ever there was a post that merited a double-post, it’s this one.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 5:35:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They tap the reserves at the cheap price we bought themn, then when they replenish them they pay the higher cost.

It’s ridiculous to do this for a short term, but these higher gas prices are going to outlast any reserve we have.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 5:36:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Doc91678

the dumb a$$ in the White House best hold on to this Nations reserve...
with the looks of the Middle East he will need it...

Never has our country been in such a terrible condition as it has been these past three years..


22 posted on 02/25/2012 5:39:25 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time the price of gasoline goes up they blame the price gougers, blame the speculators, blame the middlemen, make noise about price controls and talk about tapping the strategic oil reserve. Blah, blah, blah.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 5:40:37 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Wait, did he refill it since the LAST time he tapped it?


24 posted on 02/25/2012 5:41:09 PM PST by Scutter
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To: Charles Martel

Hey, I didn’t hear a “harumph” out of you!


25 posted on 02/25/2012 5:42:37 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sub-Driver

didn’t he just say that more oil wasn’t the solution??


26 posted on 02/25/2012 5:43:23 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

votes, votes votes is what this is all about.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 5:47:32 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

That would be really stupid. There is no shortage of supply and consumption is down.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 5:47:32 PM PST by Figment
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To: Doc91678; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thank you

and

Thank you!


29 posted on 02/25/2012 5:49:18 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: smalltownslick

I love seeing libs in a panic on the weekend.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 5:49:57 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: BobL
they should get an INJUNCTION against this move

But then Bryan Williams and Andrea Mitchell would be mad!

31 posted on 02/25/2012 5:51:09 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Common Sense to Democrats: Tap the entire county’s oil supply then sell wheat to OPEC for $140 a sack.


32 posted on 02/25/2012 5:59:41 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: BwanaNdege

IF he refills it after this proposed release, it will just be at whatever insanely high market prices a barrel of oil is being sold for, instead of the much cheaper oil it was filled with. When it drives us deeper into debt, Obama wont care as it is all about him.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 6:00:50 PM PST by matt04
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To: Sub-Driver

Who didn’t see this coming? Raise your hand.

FUBO


34 posted on 02/25/2012 6:01:21 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

did it ever recover from the last ‘tap’??

yet another strategic resource they want to deplete


35 posted on 02/25/2012 6:01:57 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every day everything becomes more surreal. owebama has stated some of the most dumb-assed things I have ever heard coming from the mouth of an “adult” and no one in the left stream media seems to notice.

We are in for a hard ride boys and girls.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 6:02:13 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Sub-Driver
Do these morons actually think that a couple/few million gallons on hold in various holes are any kind of answer ?

Newt has offered up the only viable answer for the short and middle term.
Anything short of that strategic approach is futile pandering.
Not to mention prolonging the cowardly and self-defeating ass-kissing of the muzrag enemy.

37 posted on 02/25/2012 6:04:52 PM PST by tomkat (FUbo)
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To: Sub-Driver

One trick ponies.


38 posted on 02/25/2012 6:10:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is ALWAYS their solution to any gas price spike, and it parallels their approach to spending: Never mind about the future if there is any chance of buying votes now.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 6:17:05 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just paid $4.45.9 in SoCal.


40 posted on 02/25/2012 6:21:56 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: exit82

“...Another example of why no Democrat should be re-elected in this country—ever....”

You are, of course, correct.
However, America should not forget that every single one of these rat basturds voted for odongoCare. And that alone, should have put every one of them in Leavenworth for treason and violation of oath, not re-election.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 6:23:21 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: exit82

I agree with you. No Democrat should EVER be elected again! TRAITORS, ALL of them!


42 posted on 02/25/2012 6:27:33 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: Sub-Driver

OK now I understand what the strategery is in the Strategic Oil reserve....Elect Dems!
Ain’t going to matter soon....BOZ has other ideas behind that curtain! Out Wunnerful Wizzard of BOZ!


43 posted on 02/25/2012 6:29:03 PM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Solara


44 posted on 02/25/2012 6:35:07 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: TLI
I've always wondered WHY people don't just LAUGH at Obama whenever he opens his yapper. Even HE knows he's a joke. He said well, if we could just figure out a way to make fuel from algae, we'd be all set.

Yes, Mr. President, if someone could figure that out, it WOULD be great. But you've just admitted that we CAN'T.

And how much friggin' algae would it take to power the country?

If Bush said something this asinine, the comedians would never let it go.

45 posted on 02/25/2012 6:36:21 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Sub-Driver
LOL! Blast from past.


46 posted on 02/25/2012 6:42:22 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Sub-Driver; All

ALL of you are missing the point. Republicans fill up the SPR to safeguard America’s future, Democrats EMPTY the SPR to safeguard their own careers.


47 posted on 02/25/2012 6:52:56 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sub-Driver
ONE_TRICK_PONY_PING!

Actually, the whole purpose of tapping the national petro reserves is simple to desensitize us to that prior to any possible invasion. (Which means, of course, that there are traitors in our midsts.)

48 posted on 02/25/2012 7:05:47 PM PST by The Duke
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To: digger48
Opening the strategic reserve is for a national emergency. Only Zero believes that his reelection is a national emergency.

I fail to see how opening the strategic reserve will change the price of gasoline even one cent. It cannot be pumped out fast enough to make a dent in the price of gasoline. It is meant for military jets and ships to run on during a "NATIONAL EMERGENCY", of when the nation faces a cut off like in 1973.
49 posted on 02/25/2012 7:07:51 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

America to Obama: DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW. APPROVE THE PIPE LINE YOU IDIOT!!!


50 posted on 02/25/2012 7:08:45 PM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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