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Obama prepares to fight gas prices with new bumper sticker
Hotair ^ | 02/26/2012 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 02/26/2012 5:46:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind

People are increasingly concerned about the possibility of crippling gas prices this summer, perhaps none more so than Barack Obama. And you can rest assured that he’s getting ready to do something about it. His plan? We’re going to figure out a solution which involves a new way to talk about it.

President Barack Obama will try to head off the political impact of rising gasoline prices as Republicans vow to make the price at the pump an issue in the 2012 election campaign.

Obama this week plans events focusing on his administration’s efforts to expand domestic exploration and development of alternative energy sources to combat cyclical spikes in gas prices.

Obama’s political team has been preparing to counter Republican attacks since the administration denied a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials said. The renewed focus on what Obama has described as an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy kicks off with a speech tomorrow at the University of Miami.

So basically our response to rising gas prices is to figure out a way to talk about it differently. Well… now that that’s all sorted out I guess we can move on to finally developing those flying cars.

Obama almost deserves some sympathy here because he’s caught between something of a rock and a hard place. His approach – crafted in meticulous talking points – focuses on two aspects of the energy issue, neither of which are going to do much to help his prospects. The first will be his repeated call for more alternative energy supplies. Sadly, these primarily deal with generating more electricity, which is nice, but doesn’t address our need for bulk liquid fuels. (OK… the algae kind of, sort of will someday.. maybe.)

The second and more pressing issue is the raw supply of gasoline which, of course, rides on the supply of oil. Obama will claim that he’s doing what he can to open up domestic drilling options. (Unfortunately ignoring that the permits currently in circulation still can’t touch 85% of our combined onshore and offshore potential.) But the real fly in the ointment is the fact that even if we modestly bumped up our domestic crude production, the downstream effect is completely muted by the fact that everyone is fighting to supply a global market, not just our needs in the US. This is explained at length in a recent article from Joe Weisenthal.

NOTE: The global market argument is valid, but Joe also discusses domestic refinery capacity. His view on this should, for the moment, be taken with a grain of salt. We’ll have more on American refinery capacity later this week.)

Add in some kind of “fear” premium due to a possible war with Iran, and it’s just not that hard to see why the price of a barrel of oil has surged like this.

So basically, external demand continues to grow even when domestic demand dips. And we don’t just sell our refined petroleum products at home… we sell them to whoever will pay the going price which is set by demand. It would take a massive surge in domestic production to move that needle very much. Combine that with the fact that day to day oil prices are frequently driven by speculation and nervous nellies who react to things like Iran threatening to shut down the straits, and you’ve got a recipe for rising prices per barrel.

Still, corrective actions can be taken, both in short term foreign policy efforts and long term domestic supply improvements. But it’s going to require more than a new way to blame somebody else.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gasprices; obama

1 posted on 02/26/2012 5:46:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought the Food Stamp President wanted us to put more air in our tires ... that would cut oil imports in half or something like that.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Watch the way Obama, Axelrod, Rahm and Rahm’s Hollyweird brother orchestrate the G8 summit in Chicago and Occupy Chicago. They are writing the script and casting the players for both sides.

WAG THE DOG II

WAG THE G8


3 posted on 02/26/2012 5:55:41 PM PST by spintreebob
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To: SeekAndFind

How about a bumper sticker that combines both his and his wife’s interests.

“Get out of the car and walk, fatass.”


4 posted on 02/26/2012 6:06:28 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: SeekAndFind

My bumper sticker just says FUBO


5 posted on 02/26/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by rlpfly
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To: SeekAndFind
And it will be about as effective as this:


6 posted on 02/26/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind

Gas is $4.25 here.

I cannot believe, the GOP isn’t shouting from the rooftops.

I do believe the GOP establishment is more worried Romney may get pushed aside, than they are about gas prices.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 6:18:03 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The GOP is afraid of thier own shadow. Now I understand why I left the party in 2006. I cannot fathom what their game plan is when they refuse to take the RAT Party head on.
8 posted on 02/26/2012 6:23:45 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The GOP is afraid of thier own shadow. Now I understand why I left the party in 2006. I cannot fathom what their game plan is when they refuse to take the RAT Party head on.
9 posted on 02/26/2012 6:23:45 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

He can pilabber all he wants. Talk isn’t going to fix the gas prices, nor is propaganda from the LSM.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 6:28:59 PM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama almost deserves some sympathy here because he’s caught between something of a rock and a hard place.

Absolutely NOT!! He's right where he needs to be.

11 posted on 02/26/2012 6:29:06 PM PST by upchuck ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclas. 10:2)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Run Sarah Run!!!!!


12 posted on 02/26/2012 6:35:02 PM PST by GregB (I will follow Sarah where ever she goes!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama almost deserves some sympathy here because he’s caught between something of a rock and a hard place.

A situation of his own creation.

It used to be called "Hoist on his own petard".

13 posted on 02/26/2012 6:41:21 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GregB

Amen and Amen!


14 posted on 02/26/2012 6:42:24 PM PST by cotton
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The GOP isn’t shouting because the GOP is complicit. They consented to currency devaluation, so of course gas prices are going up.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:06 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind
These are just some of the reasons gas prices are quite suddenly burning up your income.

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Iran is going to take over the world.

The refineries need maintenance

The speculators are doing it

We're running out of oil

We have plenty

Americans are driving less, so we need to raise prices

The Chinese have millions of mopeds to fuel

There is a leak in a pipe in Moose Jaw Alaska

A rodent chewed through a line at the main pump station in Texas.

Demand is down but we are producing more however, our refineries have been and are being shut down

Prices will go to 6.75, but 3 days before the election, Obama will lower prices to 1.40 to ensure reelection

A school of endangered blowfish have been sucked into a pipe, and it takes time to get them out.

Iran has nukes

Unstable markets worldwide.

A big refinery fire

A small refinery fire

A refinery fire could possibly happen

New gas additives are being developed to make Americans even more stupid

They forgot to build a pipe

They don’t like pipes

Rich liberals want the price even higher.

Obama hates the oil industry

The oil industry hates Obama and are hoping this kills his reelection

Liberals want everyone ridding donkeys and bicycles to work as a sacrifice for the planet

We moved more armaments to the gulf because Iran is taking over the world

Wild money printing and massive deficits

Americans love high gas prices

Refinery margins are tight…They hardly make any money at all.

The masses have no idea how free market works.

It is being exported because we are making more than we use.

Demand has fallen

We need refinery upgrades and expansion

We are making more than we use so we have to sell it to the Chinese, (They have 1 billion mopeds to fuel , and need to go to work so they can send us more Communist products .

We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices low.

We have plenty of oil, so much so, we need to sell it abroad to keep prices high.

Barry has seriously pissed off the oil companies and seriously limited their profit and boy are they PO’d.

16 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:44 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Barry has seriously pissed off the oil companies and seriously limited their profit and boy are they PO’d.

Not just Barry that have pissed the industry off.

In Their Own Words

In the 2012 Election America votes to continue our Constitutional Republic or let the RAT party impose their SOCIALISM. Decision time is HERE - Nov 6, 2012
17 posted on 02/26/2012 7:10:15 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind
So basically our response to rising gas prices is to figure out a way to talk about it differently.

I suspect 'talking' about it differently will include blaming someone - anyone - other then themselves or fellow democrats. As soon as focus groups 'test' enough people they'll have a somewhat plausible lie - to push on us.

The MSM will buy into the story (no matter how lame) and we'll talk 'differently' about the issue. Will it be Halliburton? Exxon? The Joos? Some rich conservative? Waiting, waiting waiting for the lie...

18 posted on 02/26/2012 7:14:20 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: SeekAndFind
Drill HERE Drill NOW?
19 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cheerio

Got it..

Maxine Waters has pissed off the oil companies..

I will add that to the list.

Thanks!


20 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:53 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: upchuck
Some good campaign commercials need to be made.

In 2009, Steven Chu, Obama's then nominee for Energy Secretary, called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.

“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.

Looks like the idiot is well on his way to making his wish come true.

21 posted on 02/26/2012 7:19:29 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Chode

Obama’s new bumper sticker should be “Algae: It’s What’s for Dinner”


22 posted on 02/26/2012 7:20:50 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: upchuck
Obama almost deserves some sympathy here

Obunghole deserves nothing but contempt, scorn and derision...not sympathy.

He is an America-hating Communist.

23 posted on 02/26/2012 7:22:22 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds
pretty much...
24 posted on 02/26/2012 7:34:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RightWingConspirator

I got a bumpersticker for them—I HAVE A MAJOR GAS PROBLEM—DON’T TAILGATE!


25 posted on 02/26/2012 8:13:36 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sick and tired of having a dictator!


26 posted on 02/26/2012 8:13:46 PM PST by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama prepares to fight gas prices with new bumper sticker

Something like this:

This Administration Powered By Pond Scum


27 posted on 02/26/2012 9:37:26 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUB0!


28 posted on 02/26/2012 9:45:22 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama 2008: Yes We Can!

Obama 2012: I Blame You!

29 posted on 02/26/2012 10:12:37 PM PST by conservativeimage.com
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To: SeekAndFind

We need more GREEN energy from algae. All we need to do is flood the Mohave desert basin with seawater and fill it with algae.

That should provide enough oil for California’s declining refining capacity to handle.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 7:34:57 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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