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Chu renounces his desire for higher gas prices
Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/12 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/13/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT by Nachum

President Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, renounced his previously-stated desire to see gas prices rise to match European levels in order to motivate alternative energy research, telling the Senate today that he wants gas prices to fall for the sake of the economy. "We have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," Chu said in 2008. When reminded of that comment today during his congressional testimony, Chu backed away from that position. "I no longer share that view," Chu told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, today.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chu; gas; gasolineprices; liar; nopipeline; pollnumbers; prices; renounces
Yeahhh, that's the ticket... I realllly didn't mean it before.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 10:32:02 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/13/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

LOL! I guess the poll numbers are making them nervous.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

Now, they are very transparent indeed :)


4 posted on 03/13/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"these (higher) prices could very well affect the comeback of our economy," he added."

Wow. This man has the insight of a Nobel prize winner. What was your first clue, Sherlock? What a f*cking dope.

The US is absolutely doomed economically with clowns like this at the helm.

5 posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Nachum

Chu is a Chicom liar.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

This clown is on the record all over the place calling for high gas prices and people getting out of their cars. Looks like the Regime is in panic mode over Obummers plummeting poll numbers.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nachum

Chu’s flip-flop follows a poll (5 days ago) that indicates that gas prices will kill Obama’s re-election prospects

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856575/posts

Chu is lying


8 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Nachum
Wow. They are completely unashamed of this tactic. They know that they can say "I didn't mean that before" and that will be the end of it.

Nothing has changed. They still subscribe to it. But they all have a good laugh when they get together for drinks. I can hear it now, all the libs talking over martinis: "Hahahahahaha! Er, no. I don't think it is an issue, why would you think so? Look, if it even makes it to the media, they would just say that point of view was a misstatement, and he changed is view years ago. Before he was hired even. If someone makes a stink, what are they going to do, post the video to the Internet where they can gripe about it? CBS will say that "Watchdog group Media Matters has found no evidence that anyone in the administration belives this is the way to go, and that extremists on the Internet are just trying to muddy the water..."

9 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:37 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, sorry for the misspeak. The toad. Chu, We heard you the first time, bub. We know what you meant. Bossy must have been really ticked that you let the cat out of the bag. no lice for you today!


10 posted on 03/13/2012 10:41:18 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Nachum
To a Democrat ideologue, such statements are just matters of convenience and can be likened to foxhole prayer (only Democrats don't really pray - not a one, really).

It is particularly evident now that Imam Obama has figured out that the price of gas does matter now in his re-election bid. If he gets re-elected this nonsense of low gas prices will disappear for real and permanently. It is in their DNA.

11 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

Just as incompetent as the Jimmy-
Carter-With-A-Tan for whom he works.....


12 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:39 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: Nachum

Wow, word mean something!


13 posted on 03/13/2012 10:45:13 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Nachum

Taqiyyah. Say anything to get the enemy off your back until after the election.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 10:45:57 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Nachum
Oh, so we're now supposed to believe that Chu had a sudden epiphany that everything he's been saying for years is wrong?

Give me a break!

15 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum
Choo choo Chu is going under the bus

16 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Nachum
Oh, so we're now supposed to believe that Chu had a sudden epiphany that everything he's been saying for years is wrong?

Give me a break!

17 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum

Hey Stevie boy,

I’ll know you mean it when your boss (1) allows more oil drilling, (2) allows more refineries to be built, and (3) approves the Keystone pipeline.

Until then, I’ll regard your statement as campaign talk with an expiration date in early Nov, 2012.

Regards
bkopto


18 posted on 03/13/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Nachum

Pffffft, Obama isn’t worried. Look, he told the UMW he was going to kill the coal industry. He is doing all he can to make good on that, and the UMW is still all in on Obama.

This is a minor hiccup that the enemedia will be charged with making go away.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 10:47:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Nachum
Another “I was for it before I was against it” moment.
20 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Nachum

Chu is a damned liar...


21 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nachum

What about Obama’s quote from 2008/2009???

“Energy prices will necessarily rise higher”


22 posted on 03/13/2012 10:52:02 AM PDT by G Larry (spellcheck can ruin a good rant!)
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To: Nachum

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6TbGCRevas<

“Under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”


23 posted on 03/13/2012 10:54:29 AM PDT by G Larry (spellcheck can ruin a good rant!)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, sorry for the misspeak. The toad. Chu, We heard you the first time, bub. We know what you meant. Bossy must have been really ticked that you let the cat out of the bag. no lice for you today!


24 posted on 03/13/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“What a f*cking dope.”

Not a fan of special characters. So....

What a Fluken dope.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 10:59:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Nachum

I suppose high oil prices subsidized the idiots of solar industry into politics of feasability and now they do not know what to do in the calculus.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Nachum

How pathetic. There was no follow-up question about when he started to hold this view? Why have you changed your mind? What makes you think this now when you didn’t believe it before? Etc.

Nobody will say a word, nobody will use the two clips in any campaign add.

How does everybody else like being lied to and taken for fools by this administration?


27 posted on 03/13/2012 11:10:27 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: kidd

“Chu is lying”

Good call. He’s a Democrap, and his lips were moving.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 11:11:54 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum
How did Senator Lee not see the obvious slam-dunk follow-up question - even after being set up by Chu used the words "right now?"

To Chu: "Why should we believe your "view" will not revert back - after the November election?"

29 posted on 03/13/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Nachum
How did Senator Lee not see the obvious slam-dunk follow-up question - even after being set up by Chu used the words "right now?"

To Chu: "Why should we believe your "view" will not revert back - after the November election?"

30 posted on 03/13/2012 11:16:40 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Ballygrl

his prior sound bite became the #1 in hot rotation all across talk radio


31 posted on 03/13/2012 11:19:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

The entire White-Hut has been salted with people with with Chu’s qualifications.. extreme ultra leftists.. If you DO NOT hold these views you are NOT IN the White-Hut.. you are not welcome.. Its the same in academia.. a cabal of national security risks, ALL..

Not only the White House by the Justice Department the States Department, the whole Executive Branch of Washington D.C. drones.. The Executive Branch has become “a HIVE”.. a collective.. scary when you realize the FBI and CIA and NSA is this way as well.. The Borg have landed..


Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile
Negotiation is irrelevant. You will be assimilated
Freedom is irrelevant. Self-determination is irrelevant.
We are the Borg. Resistance as you know it is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Resistance is futile. Your life as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service us.
We used to be exactly like them. Flawed, weak, organic. But we evolved to include the synthetic. Now we use both to attain perfection.
You are an imperfect being, created by an imperfect being.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Nachum

When marxists’ policies are subjected to the light of day they scurry like the cockroaches they are.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Nachum

Chu the RAT poster boy for the 2012 Election.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 2:46:36 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t fit with Nobama’s campaign that he’s done everything possible to keep prices lower [higher].


35 posted on 03/14/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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