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Why Isn't the Price Of Gasoline a Campaign Issue?

Posted on 09/21/2012 1:37:48 AM PDT by formerlyfree

When Obama was elected the average price of gasoline was $1.78, why is this not an issue? Where will the price of gasoline be in four years if Obama is elected. This is an issue that effects EVERYONE. Why isn't it discussed more?


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1 posted on 09/21/2012 1:37:57 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree
Aah… Because Barack Obama forgot to bring it up?

…Maybe somebody "forgot" to bring it up.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 1:41:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: formerlyfree

Bush's Fault!

November 2008
Gas Prices: $1.72 per gallon

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Bush's Fault!

September 2012
Gas Prices: $4.13 per gallon
3 posted on 09/21/2012 1:46:01 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: formerlyfree
Because a RAT is in.
If McLaim had won the cost of gas would be spewed every 5 minutes.
4 posted on 09/21/2012 1:47:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Don't get discouraged by the lying LSM polls. ZERO is toast even with Romney)
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To: formerlyfree

Simple. IT makes Barry look bad, and the lame stream media always give him an affirmative action pass.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 1:47:13 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: formerlyfree; nathanbedford


6 posted on 09/21/2012 1:53:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: formerlyfree
It IS an issue.
It's being discussed in every line at all gas stations.
7 posted on 09/21/2012 1:54:06 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: formerlyfree
Better ask the oh so, enlightened MORONS at the RNC and other IJITS who are "advising" (BARF) Mittens and Ryan.

IMHO, this would make a devastating ad and something everyone can relate to (we know the corrupt, biased, leftist Enemdia will never report on this) and cuts accross all socio-econmic classes; even poor people on food stamps, the unemployed, the small business owner (of which I are one) etc all feel the pinch every time we fill up...for those who can. My work van holds 36 gallons so when I fill up, I cringe.

A simple ad flooding all battle ground states or those close in polls showing the price of gas when Dear Reader took over and today (with maybe a Senior Citizen on SS at the pump bemoaning the cost, for effect) as welll as his shutting down the pipeline and his Cabinet heads/RAT Congress critters etc. doing everything in their power to deny drilling etc. would make people sit up and maybe hold O'Bummer responsible.

8 posted on 09/21/2012 1:58:24 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: formerlyfree
He promised that his energy policy would cause the cost of electricity to "necessarily skyrocket" and expressed regret that the price of gasoline had risen so rapidly; we elected him anyway...why complain now?

Way I see it, the real problem is not Obama; it's the DBM and about half of the voters. As it stands, we'll have to deal with an Obama every 4 years in perpetuity.

9 posted on 09/21/2012 1:58:50 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to go and get post it notes today! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Heeheehee

“You wouldn’t be buying these Ramen noodles if Obama weren’t in office”

” If Obama hadn’t destroyed the economy you could afford a new car”

“Kick me, I voted for Obama”


10 posted on 09/21/2012 2:06:18 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: neveralib

I totally agree. This should be the NUMBER ONE topic of discussion. Everyone is hit by it.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 2:12:03 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: nathanbedford

Gas is almost $ 8 a gallon here in Japan .


12 posted on 09/21/2012 2:38:39 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Tuanedge

“Enjoy your Hope & Ramen!”


13 posted on 09/21/2012 2:39:55 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: sushiman
"Gas is almost $ 8 a gallon here in Japan ."

Move to China. . . . . . .

14 posted on 09/21/2012 2:48:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Don't get discouraged by the lying LSM polls. ZERO is toast even with Romney)
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To: formerlyfree

Because the challenger is a p@ssy.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 2:50:39 AM PDT by j_tull (Keep Congress Kennedy Free - Sean Bielat for Congress #MA4)
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To: DeaconRed

Haha...When gas was $ 2.00 a gallon Americans were bitchin’ .


16 posted on 09/21/2012 2:56:59 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still put sticky notes on the gas pumps every time I fill up.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 3:00:13 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
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18 posted on 09/21/2012 3:39:46 AM PDT by digger48
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To: formerlyfree

Four years ago I remember walking into the lunchroom at work and hearing my Dem cohorts emitting sounds of disgust and directing imprecations at “Bush and his oil buddies” over the price of gas. One of my co-workers was convinced Bush got on the phone every day and told the oil companies to raise the price of gas. There’s no arguing with stupidity like that. What are my ex co-workers (I’m retired) thinking now? Is it still Bush’s fault?


19 posted on 09/21/2012 3:47:34 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: formerlyfree

Gasoline is rassssiissss?


20 posted on 09/21/2012 3:50:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: driftless2

I was on a job the other day and we dug up an old gas sign that had the price at $1.17 a gallon. The guys were all amazed “boy that dates ya”, “those were the days”...

I told them “Well, it was less than 4 years ago when the average price of gas was $1.78”.

“Huh?! No way - really? Wow!”

I didn’t press the point as they were my client, and liberal. But I imagine they understood.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 3:53:15 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: neveralib
Better ask the oh so, enlightened MORONS at the RNC

If they loose this one the party is finished.

22 posted on 09/21/2012 4:04:02 AM PDT by alrea
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To: formerlyfree
It's not a "news" issue because the msm controls the "news" but don't believe that it isn't a real issue.

Every time I get gas, I just mention the price of gas to whomever happens to be pumping next to my car and just listen to the response.

The responses include everything from "That f###ing n#gg33 has got to go" to "We've got to change Presidents" but I've never had any one say, "It's not obama's fault".

The press is not saying a word about gas prices nor food prices but people that WORK TO EAT, and don't line up for their welfare EBT card know what is going on and we don't need no stinken msm to tell us that gas is $4 buck a gallon and double what it was when the one became the one.

23 posted on 09/21/2012 4:27:47 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: driftless2

I’m sure that Obama will say that it’s still Bush’s fault, since all his woes are still Bush’s fault even though he got everything he wanted in his first 2 years in office - now he blames congress, too. I don’t know why Romney doesn’t hit this in every speech, over and over. He needs to offer real solutions,though, not just complaints.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 4:57:40 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

funny how he nationalizred the auto ind, yet didnt nationalize refineries - one aids him, the other helps collapse the system through his destabilizing statesmanship


25 posted on 09/21/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: DeaconRed

Would the price of gas be this high if McLame had won, though? I don’t think so.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

Because 47% of the people pay for it with “government” money.

Don’t want to alarm them.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 5:02:47 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: formerlyfree

It is not a issue because Great Leader has not inicated it to be an issue. Only those items important to Great Leader are issues. After Great Leader leaves office the issues will be reevaluated.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 5:02:47 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: DeaconRed
Also, if McLame had won, the price of gas may be hovering around $2.00 and the press would be all over it like it's the worst ting that ever happened.
29 posted on 09/21/2012 5:03:08 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

“Why Isn’t the Price Of Gasoline a Campaign Issue?”

Why hasn’t Obama’s foreign policy of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood?
Why hasn’t Obama’s socialism?
Why hasn’t Obama’s past Commie backrground?
Why hasn’t there been a demand for Bam’s college transcripts & writings?
Why hasn’t the issue of who and how he paid for tuition?
Why hasn’t he released records pertaining to fast and furious?
Why hasn’t he acted to prevent Iran from getting nukes?
Why hasn’t he acted to provide jobs?
Why did Obama vote to KILL babies who survived abortion?
All these and many more questions could be become campaign issues but our wimpy candidate and his advisors are afraid and have no cajones.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: kenmcg

Everyone cares about the price of gasoline. Everyone.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 5:21:03 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

A big part of the problem is that the media knows that the “citizens” are too stupid and ignorant to understand the issue. I have run across so many in this rural county in which I live who have no idea as to what influences gas prices. I think that they think they are decreed by natural forces they cannot comprehend. Stupid and indifferent beyong belief.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 7:06:34 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: formerlyfree
Today in Washington DC


33 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: OldPossum
"...they think they are decreed by natural forces they cannot comprehend. Stupid and indifferent beyond belief."

Bingo. Ditto here in the "big city."

34 posted on 09/21/2012 7:18:22 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: lowbridge

My cousin lives in the Georgetown neighborhood there. Two year ago she paid 800 grand for a house that MIGHT be 40 grand here in Indiana.

So the folks in DC probably aren’t as concerned as us in the heartland. All I saw walking around downtown was guys in 1000 dollar suits and women in 400 dollar dresses and 400 dollar shoes.


35 posted on 09/21/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: OldPossum

Don’t you think it would be wise for the Romney campaign to harp on this over and over until people DO understand?


36 posted on 09/21/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

Yes, I do. But they would have to explain it on a fifth-grade level and even then, many would not understand.

I’ve often thought that economics should be taught in the elementary schools or high schools. So many people do not understand the forces of supply and demand.


37 posted on 09/21/2012 6:22:44 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: formerlyfree
When Obama was elected the average price of gasoline was $1.78, why is this not an issue?

Because 0bama's a Democrat...

38 posted on 09/21/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT by sargon
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To: sargon

Agreed. But it is up to ROMNEY to bring it up! This is a winning issue. He needs a better strategy.


39 posted on 09/22/2012 5:17:15 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: lowbridge

Obama’s energy Czar wants $8.00 per gallon gas prices as he has stated. He is almost there.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 5:30:54 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: nathanbedford

Filling up my 12 year old SUV today in order to drive 34 miles to work. The SUV is paid for, can’t afford to just “buy a more efficient one’ as the president suggests. It costs me $120.00 per week just to drive back and forth to work. Yet, nobody even mentions this in the campaign. There is something really wrong with this. When gas goes up to $8.00 per gallon, I don’t know what I’m going to do.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 4:08:27 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

It’s a suckers game. We will now all re-tool and buy small cars that we hate but get in the 30 MPG range. Having done that, the price will drop again and we will be jealous of the SUV drivers again and the cycle repeats itself. My solution is to have 2 vehicles, one for low prices and one for high prices.


42 posted on 09/24/2012 4:12:31 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: alrea

“If they loose this one the party is finished.”

Actually America is finished


43 posted on 09/24/2012 4:20:06 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: formerlyfree
Everyone cares about the price of gasoline. Everyone.

Most everyone not living on the taxpayer subsidized bus route or subway route.

44 posted on 09/24/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: lowbridge

Ouch!! We got about $3.89 to $4.15 in my part of NJ.
Figured he’d get prices down about $0.25/gallon within the next couple of weeks and say,”Look what I did for you! Remember that when you go to vote!”.


45 posted on 09/24/2012 4:26:42 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: formerlyfree

good question - because people have gotten used to settling for misery? That’s just my guess.


46 posted on 09/24/2012 4:29:31 AM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Puddleglum

We need to remind them. When GW Bush was president the press harped on the price of gas constantly, and at the high it was $1.78. If they aren’t going to bring it up WE SHOULD!!!


47 posted on 09/26/2012 4:21:22 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: Puddleglum

We need to remind them. When GW Bush was president the press harped on the price of gas constantly, and at the high it was $1.78. If they aren’t going to bring it up WE SHOULD!!!


48 posted on 09/26/2012 4:21:39 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: jughandle

Except everybody knows gas has more than doubled since he took office. We need to heavily advertise that his unelected Czar wants the prices to go to $8.00!!!


49 posted on 09/26/2012 4:24:37 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

Because Romney is a horrible choice and useless.


50 posted on 09/26/2012 4:26:21 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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