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Obama: Gas Prices Low 'Because the Economy Was on the Verge of Collapse'(BS Meter Pinged)
The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/16/2012 | Vendome

Posted on 10/16/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT by Vendome

In response to a question concerning high gas prices, President Obama explained that gas prices were low when he took office in January 2009 "because the economy was on the verge of collapse":


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; barry; deciever; liar
Yuh Flippin Liar!

That's not true!

Gas had been steady and at that price level for about 6 years!

YOU! In just 4 short years have put policies into place that have doubled that price in some areas and in others it is nearly 2 and 1/2 times more.

That's $5 bucks a gallon and buddy we all feel it when I see $100 bucks ping on the meter of the gas pump.

YOU LIE!

Bankrupt Barry!

That's not true!

1 posted on 10/16/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-gas-prices-low-because-economy-was-verge-collapse_654706.html


2 posted on 10/16/2012 7:50:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Zero did his George Constanza routine beautifully.. better than George..
“Remember; Its not a lie, IF YOU BELIEVE IT”.. George Constanza..

It takes a lifetime to become that good a liar..


3 posted on 10/16/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Vendome

LOL! He’s wasn’t lying. Of course the economy was on the verge of collapse. And he made sure he was the one to collapsed it! XD


4 posted on 10/16/2012 7:55:24 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: hosepipe

Like Bankrupt Barry kept saying all night:

“That’s not troo...”


5 posted on 10/16/2012 7:58:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Yeah, I had to race to disconnect my BS Meter when I heard that one. He would have smoked it.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 7:58:48 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Vendome

I recall obama talking about gas prices eventually going to $5 a gallon or more...

What was it he said?... oh yeah: “GET USED TO IT”. Accompanied by his usual smirk.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 8:02:55 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Vendome

The man has lied about himself since his birth
(where-ever, and to whom-ever, that may have been...)

He is incapable of being honest.

And he hates America and the American people.

4 more years and the economy will be completely destroyed

he might even be able to do it in just 1 or 2 more years


8 posted on 10/16/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Vendome

If this is true, gas would be $0.60/gallon today. 0bama is a lying sack of sh!t. Also saying “I believe in the free market..” blah blah.. He’s on record saying “It doesn’t work and It’s NEVER worked”


9 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:29 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Vendome

I almost fell off of my couch when he said that, and I was in the recliner part!


10 posted on 10/16/2012 8:28:51 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: hawaiianninja

exactly, and what has he done to improve it? NOTHING.
The economy is, as a matter of fact, worse off than before.... thus gas prices should be even lower!


11 posted on 10/16/2012 8:32:10 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: hawaiianninja

exactly, and what has he done to improve it? NOTHING.
The economy is, as a matter of fact, worse off than before.... thus gas prices should be even lower!


12 posted on 10/16/2012 8:33:53 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: hawaiianninja

exactly, and what has he done to improve it? NOTHING.
The economy is, as a matter of fact, worse off than before.... thus gas prices should be even lower!


13 posted on 10/16/2012 8:35:07 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Exactly, and I think every FReeper recognized it as a supreme coffee spewing moment. If gas was low during a slow economy, then why is it 4.00 dollars a gallon now? Why ISN'T it 60 cents a gallon?

It was a statement devoid of logic and filled with ignorance the likes of which I don't think I've heard for decades!

14 posted on 10/16/2012 8:37:58 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Vendome

Romney should have countered: “So you are telling us the economy is TWICE as good now as when you took office???”


15 posted on 10/16/2012 8:41:33 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Vendome

We all guffawed in my house at this a$$wipe’s answer. Who knew gas prices were low because of a crappy economy? We should be paying 10 cents for our gas by now then!


16 posted on 10/16/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by mancini
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To: hosepipe

It was almost like a scene out of Jim Carrey’s movie, `Liar Liar’ wasn’t it?

Obama: “I strenuously object to the statement that gasoline has almost doubled in price over the last four years!”
Crowley: “And what is the basis of your objection, Mr. President?”
Obama: “Why, it’s not at all helpful to my re-election!”
Crowley: “Objection sustained.”
Romney: “But ...”
Crowley: “I’m sorry governor, but we do have to move along.
Next, a question from an average citizen, an Andrew Mitchell, who appears to be a woman dressed as a man.”
`Andrew’: “`Governor’ (smirking) how long have you been having sex with dead penguins, and ...”


17 posted on 10/16/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I like it...


18 posted on 10/16/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tumblindice

lol,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


19 posted on 10/16/2012 9:02:09 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Posting here on election day is going to be a nightmare.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 9:12:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Vendome

Yeah I laughed so hard when the moron said that..so what is he saying..that if the economy is supposedly good people wont have any issue paying 10 bucks a gallon for gas? Its already over 5 bucks a gallon here in SoCal


21 posted on 10/16/2012 10:12:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yah, that’s the post I was looking for. My version of your point is
that if $1.86/gal was a symtom that the economy was going in the
dumper 4yrs ago then the $4.77/gal I paid driving up the San Joaquin
Valley last Sunday is proof I’m swimming in tall cotton.

Thank you President B freakin O.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 10:31:09 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Vendome

Sooooo, gas is now $3.80-5.00/gallon because the economy is BOOMING?? Huh?


23 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:20 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Vendome
Obama is INTENTIONALLY LYING!

Read what some people said that caused the drop in Oil Prices in Oct 2008 and again on Dec 23, 2008.
No one wanted to SAY that oil prices dropped because the House passes bill allowing offshore drilling, Sep 17, 2008, but that had a lot to do with it.




Compare that information to the chart below.
To really understand fuel prices,you have to take a look at which party had control of the House and the Senate.
The Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate in 2006.










The National Debt, In One Chart

So I say AGAIN
24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:20:54 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Enterprise

Believe it or not, most hollow-headed voters will believe the “gas was $1.85/gal because we were on the verge of collapse” LIE. We are closer to collapse NOW than in 2008. No one in their right mind looks back at 2008 as worse than now. But they WILL believe the black Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien’s LIE. Go figure.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Vendome
Gas had been steady and at that price level for about 6 years!

The six years prior to 2009 were hardly the low and steady gasoline price of the time he took office.

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26 posted on 10/17/2012 5:27:49 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Vendome

Then why was it 80-some cents a gallon in the late 90s when Slick Willie supposedly was working miracles w/ the economy?

Clintoon was the recipient of the Reagan/Bush I policies that won the Cold War and (temporarily) straightened out the Middle East—also the tech/Inernet boom that the Bent One had nothing to do with—but he sure takes credit for the 90s economy—he did nothing—although actually he tried to derail it.

But back to gas—it was 79 cents/gal in NC in early 1999.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 5:46:06 AM PDT by mortdecai
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To: Vendome

I guess we were really in trouble in the 50’s when gas was around $.25.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Sivad

There were plenty of missed opportunities for Mitt. He could have countered with, “Mr. President, you yourself were stating on a television interview that you would like to see gas at $7-$8 a gallon. Those were your words Mr. President. Are you stating on the record that the $4 a gallon gas will double yet again if you were re-elected a second term, Mr. President?”


29 posted on 10/17/2012 9:03:46 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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