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Obama says he wants lower gas prices
CBS News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:45:26 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

CBS News) President Obama on Tuesday scoffed at the notion he wants higher gas prices, as some of his critics claim.

Asked about the charge at his first formal White House press conference of the year, Mr. Obama replied to Fox News correspondent Ed Henry's question with a question of his own.

"From a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?"

Presidents of both parties have historically considered it harder to get votes if gas prices rise in the months before an election.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich last month said on CBS This Morning that Mr. Obama "of course" wants gas prices to rise in order to push people to move to alternative energy sources.

In addition to the political reasons for lower gas prices, Mr. Obama noted that he wants them to help the economy.

"I meet folks every day who have to drive a long way to get to work and filling up this gas tank gets more and more painful and it's a tax out of their pocketbooks," he said. "When gas prices go up consumer spending often pulls back. We're in the midst of a recovery starting to build steam, and we don't want to reverse it."

Today's press conference gave Mr. Obama a moment in the media spotlight on a day that would have otherwise belonged to Mr. Gingrich and his Republican rivals -- 10 states are holding their Republican nominating contests today in what's known as "Super Tuesday."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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To: cpdiii
.....Mr. Obama knew each and every question that would be asked at that press conference. IT WAS A DOG AND PONY SHOW, it was a complete sham and staged event.

He's watching Newt's $2.50=Newt catch on and he needed to get out there and LIE.

21 posted on 03/06/2012 2:05:58 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL!!!

Riiiight. Sure thing. Check.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 2:06:11 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah sure you do 0bambie. If you did the price would be lower.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 2:06:18 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Frack, drill. Why just one. Why not all.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess Obama and Chu aren’t on the same page.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 2:07:22 PM PST by matt04
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To: Mr. Wright

-——I was taught a long time ago that when one does not want to provide a specific and definitive answer to a question, one simply answers the question with a question - enough said-——

Odumbo gave the useful idiots enough to maintain their state of denial.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 2:09:09 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher.

"Going into re-election" is the key phrase. Of course, high energy prices should hurt him politically. But he never worried much about it before the re-election bid kicked off. He himself said he wanted higher prices. A few weeks ago, the regime saw higher energy prices as a sign of economic recovery. His Energy secretary says he wants gasoline about double what it is now.

He's a g-------d liar.

27 posted on 03/06/2012 2:12:10 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

you can tell that idiot Stephen Chu’s testimony wasn’t focus grouping very well


28 posted on 03/06/2012 2:14:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All
Multiple choice quiz:

 

(you're guaranteed an A)

29 posted on 03/06/2012 2:15:05 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
"Obama says he wants lower gas prices"


30 posted on 03/06/2012 2:15:21 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
you lie
31 posted on 03/06/2012 2:20:36 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wanting and doing something about are two different things.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 2:25:30 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Mr. Wright
“From a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?”

Obviously, Energy Secretary Steven Chu does.

33 posted on 03/06/2012 2:53:12 PM PST by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I see that there’s no way to drop a love note to that 30 IQ CBS moron who scribbled this stinky dog pile story. Is she spawn of Rather?


34 posted on 03/06/2012 3:06:41 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His actions speak louder than his words!


35 posted on 03/06/2012 3:16:51 PM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

-Barack Obama, Nov 2, 2008

36 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:03 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“You lie!”


37 posted on 03/06/2012 3:20:14 PM PST by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"From a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?"

So is that a yes or a no?

38 posted on 03/06/2012 3:30:29 PM PST by JPJones (Frodo Lives!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK”


39 posted on 03/06/2012 3:35:39 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Frack, drill. Why just one. Why not all.

Frack, drill, refine, moratorium on crude and finished product exports.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 3:42:06 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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