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Gas Prices To Cost Obama
The Hill ^ | February 28,2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:24:35 AM PST by Hojczyk

• Obama refused, until two months ago, to impose tough sanctions on Iran, increasing the likelihood of an Israeli attack. Already, speculation that such a strike might be in the offing is driving up oil prices. • His anti-Israeli policies have diminished that nation’s confidence that it can rely on the United States to handle Iranian nuclear ambitions.

• The president’s veto of the Keystone pipeline and his refusal to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge makes it crystal-clear to voters that there will be no relief coming from the north.

• His stubborn refusal to issue deep-water drilling permits despite having officially lifted the moratorium he imposed after the BP spill is costing us hundreds of thousands of daily barrels in domestic production.

• His relentless crusade against oil company tax privileges undermines our ability to explore, drill and produce oil.

As gas prices rise, Obama owns them. His public stands against oil drilling are coming back to haunt him. After his approval ratings peaked at 50 percent, Rasmussen and Gallup both have him back in the mid-40s.

Obama proudly points to the fact that we are producing more oil domestically than we have for some years. True. But that’s because Bush issued permits for a massive expansion in offshore drilling and exploration on federal lands. And it’s because private and state land is being used for horizontal drilling and fracking despite the increasing objections of Obama’s EPA.

Globally, a 3 million-barrel increase in oil production would be huge — about a 4 percent increase in global supply. Those 3 million new North American barrels will make it possible for the United States to cut off all imports from the nations that hate us: Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Russia, Algeria.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; drillheredrillnow; elections; envirofascism; gasprices; nobama2012; obama; oil

1 posted on 02/29/2012 10:24:36 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I sincerely hope it costs him and the Mrs. 4 more years.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 10:28:24 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Hojczyk

The Unions OWN Santo and Willard...
A Santo-Willardian Presidency would be too little too late..

ONLY Newt has a prayer of fixing things..

NO Newt and the republicans would get the blame for all or most of Negrodamus’s massive destruction of America.. YES... that means a Santo or Romney presidency..

Santo and Willard are Used Jesus Salesmen...
Newt’s Jesus looks more like G. Gordon Liddy...


3 posted on 02/29/2012 10:34:07 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Hojczyk

I don’t know about the rest of you freepers but I’m willing to sacrifice disposable income if gas prices rise up to 4 - 5 bucks a gallon if it dooms an Obama presidency. Right now with the prospect of Mitt Romney being his challenger, we need all the help we can get.

Hopefully, even Mittens would put policies in place after becoming president that would lower the price of gas at the pumps. More motorcycle riding....


4 posted on 02/29/2012 10:36:43 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Hojczyk
*Read his lips, "No New Pipeline"

*No Gulf of Mexico Drilling

*No Alaska Drilling

*Opposing fraking

*Figuring out how to oppose RF heating of Oil Sands

Higher prices at the pump is part of his strategy. He's actively encouraging this, not fixing it. This is really a sad commentary about the collective awareness of our citizenry.

5 posted on 02/29/2012 10:37:46 AM PST by Sax
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To: Hojczyk
Gas prices are higher because the dollar buys less.

All that printing is coming home to roost..
That's why a 13,000 dow is not really a 13,000 dow
should be at least 16,000 to be the same

6 posted on 02/29/2012 10:39:34 AM PST by freedommom
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To: Hojczyk
Gas prices are higher because the dollar buys less.

All that printing is coming home to roost..
That's why a 13,000 dow is not really a 13,000 dow
should be at least 16,000 to be the same

7 posted on 02/29/2012 10:39:44 AM PST by freedommom
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To: Hojczyk

whatever Dick.

This guy some how acquired a teflon coating by the press and all those who voted for him.

Sure, I have heard rumblings about his performance and have yet to hear a cogent and measurable defense of his performance. Wait, “he got Bin Laden”.....

Sure, and that is what anyone should have done but what has he done to your kitchen table issues?

Gas prices? Through the frickin roof. But have no fear, around August he will release some of the strategic reserve in the hopes it will have an effect on the market.

It will only lead to his followers saying “well he tried” or “He had good intentions”.

Screw actual performance.

Hey, but not let’s totally distracted. How is everyone’s electric bill these days?

By what measure has Barrack or any, ANY, of his policies demonstrably and measurably improved the quality of life, chances for a job or security?

Anyone?


8 posted on 02/29/2012 10:42:18 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: hosepipe

A big republican win in November will add a couple of years to the death spiral we’re in, perhaps 5 years at the outside.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 10:43:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Vendome

Don’t forget
“we strongly approve of his skin color”

as well.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Hojczyk

I’d like to believe this; but I have a problem believing anything Dick Morris says because he don’t know dick.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 10:46:34 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sax
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe"

-Steven Chu

Obama Administration's Secretary of Energy

He said this as the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory BEFORE Obama named him to be the Secretary of Energy.

12 posted on 02/29/2012 10:47:39 AM PST by Sax
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To: Hojczyk
FoxNews just reported the hearing in which, when Secretary Chu was asked directly whether the goal was lowering gas prices, he responded with an unequivocal "No," adding that the goal is reducing usage.

Now, Gingrich can capitalize on that outright admission that the Administration is totally callous as to what the Obama policy is doing to force working Americans into poverty.

It shows no empathy for American citizens who often, in their desire to work, drive 40+ miles each way, sometimes at jobs which do not pay high wages, and that they are being sacrificed on the altar of "environmentalism" and lust for power by its worshippers.

13 posted on 02/29/2012 10:51:09 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
My F150 is in the shop today. Brakes and a look at the air conditioner. $800. That needs to be done so I can can safely drive home to Idaho from San Diego. The Kawasaki Versys is giving me about 50 MPG for commuting around San Diego. At current prices, that eats almost 10 cents/mile gasoline cost. The F150 was eating 31 cents/mile with regular at $3.95 a couple weeks ago. Regular is $4.25 right now at my favorite "cheap" station. The last time I traveled home (925 miles), my gas cost $260. It's going to be over $300 if I go this week. That's the one way cost. I have to multiply that by two because I'll have to be back in San Diego to continue working.
14 posted on 02/29/2012 10:51:38 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Hojczyk

Here in America, we should be paying about $1.00/Gallon before all local, state and federal taxes. I think the number was average $1.50 after all the taxes.

I don’t remember where I got that info as it was in 2010. But it included the potential supply and refinement we could muster regulation didn’t impede the free market. It also noted, as I recall, that much of the price reduction would come from an added 4% to 5% to the world market supply. Another element would come from Opec competition and the lowering of their prices. There was some speculation that America’s mass production and export would also drive futures down. Finally, they say the cost to local refineries and shipping would relieve some of the pressure.

I wish I could find the article. It was complicated and speculative but did well to try and explain the “American cost structure” behind the cost of gasoline. It has a lot of components for a simple crude commodity.

The point is, every component of the market that affects what we pay at the pump is under constant attack from regulation, taxes and restrictions. Our government has worked to artificially inflate the price we pay at the pump by stifling production, stifling refinement, stifling shipping, stifling exploration, stifling extraction, stifling supply, and stifling the formulas.

Much of the Middle East pays less than $1.00 but is heavily subsidized and not taxed.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 10:51:57 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Hojczyk
:: Bush issued permits for a massive expansion in offshore drilling ::

And, he still stands in contempt of court (an impeachable offense, BTW) for retaining his moratorium on DW exploration in the Gulf.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 10:54:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Hojczyk
The Dems' and RINO Pubbies' vision for the streets of America look a lot like North Korea's.

Just up the price of fuel to the point only the elites can afford it and that'll bring them closer to the utopia they so desire.

Same for electricity. If they can drive the cost of it up to the point that it is unaffordable by the majority of people we'll look them in that respect, also.

17 posted on 02/29/2012 10:56:11 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hojczyk
Doesn't matter, King Obama has already bought the election. And if Newt doesn't make the nomination we have not a chance of overthrowing this King.
18 posted on 02/29/2012 10:57:41 AM PST by Logical me
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To: hosepipe

Your post is not helpful to the conservative cause


19 posted on 02/29/2012 11:03:03 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: MrB

MrB,
You optimism is showing and I fear it is misplaced.
I have NO confidence the American electorate will cast aside the poser in chief come November. Mostly as a result of piss poor GOP candidates.
As for the congress? American voters are REAL stupid there too.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 11:17:00 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Hojczyk

debbie schultz wasserman said on F&F today in the same segment that 1) A President cant affect gas prices and that it would take years before drilling helped. 2) Obama was the reason we have higher production now not Bush.

How on earth does that even pretend to be logical?
And no one calls her on it. Both sides of the argument.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 11:22:26 AM PST by ItsMeOK
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To: Joe Boucher

Optimism?
I’m saying the whole shootin’ match goes for the final swirl “just a bit later” with a repub than with 0bama,

and that’s “optimistic”?

Wow... you’re more of a downer than I am!


22 posted on 02/29/2012 11:23:50 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Hojczyk

Most of the increase in domestic oil production is NOT from federal water or land allowed by Bush. The growth in production has mainly come from Private Land sourced to shale formations in Texas and North Dakota.

Federal water specifically has been declining in production rates for the last couple years. There were some significant increase a couple years ago but we have drifted back below that point.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Vendome

[[ Gas prices? Through the frickin roof. But have no fear, around August he will release some of the strategic reserve in the hopes it will have an effect on the market.
It will only lead to his followers saying “well he tried” or “He had good intentions”. ]]

I agree with you.

Those who are predisposed to vote for Obama are not going to be swayed by high gas prices — they’re going to vote for him anyway. It doesn’t matter how high prices go if you’re “an entitlee” — you vote for the person/party that will keep the ben’fits comin’ in. As the old saying goes, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. And these days, the “hand” that “feeds” an increasing number of the population is Big Government’s.

Those who are predisposed to vote against Obama are going to vote against him, high prices or not. If anything, the higher prices go, the more we are going to see the hard-rock conservatives (such as the folks in this forum) grit their teeth and grumble, “I hate Romney but I’ll vote for him, just to get Obama out of there!” (Disclaimer: I am NOT a Romney supporter. I expect to support the Republican nominee in the general election regardless of whom it is, for no other reason than I just want Obama gone.)

The only ones for whom high prices are going to make a difference, vote-wise, are those “independents” in the wishy-washy “middle”. It may just push enough of them towards our side. That remains to be seen.

Gas prices will be a factor in this election, but probably not “the determining factor”. I sense that something else is going to break on the scene, which will become the real “center” of the struggle....


24 posted on 02/29/2012 11:58:07 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Sax
*Read his lips, "No New Pipeline"

Slap Barry's ugly mug on a billboard with *that* slogan and watch the democrats piss themselves.

25 posted on 02/29/2012 12:09:39 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: MrB

Phase of the Day - Death Spiral.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 12:10:23 PM PST by freedom1st
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To: Kansas58

[ Your post is not helpful to the conservative cause ]

I am not a conservative.. I’m a radical..
I want radical change in Washington D.C. not conservative change..

ONLY Rinos want conservative change..
Thats why they are picking Santo and Willard..
They want BIG giverment to continue just not as big as it is now..

AND I’m not amused.. with socialist republicans..
Especially republican Union members who are stone parasites..
AND NON Union republican RINOs who are mostly delusional..

You can call me MEAN!.. but really you have no idea of how mean..


27 posted on 02/29/2012 1:21:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: MrB

[ A big republican win in November will add a couple of years to the death spiral we’re in, perhaps 5 years at the outside.]

I have been saying that more or less...
With a Santo or Willard Presidency..the democrats can and will blame all of Zerodamus destruction on THEM... and of course Bush..

Santo and Willard are for a federal givernment a bit smaller.. in places..
AND thats if they get elected in the first place..

NO NEWT..... NO FIXING the givernment..
And even then Newt may move left after being elected.. he is such a whore..

He has been riding Lady Liberty’s leg like a French Bulldog for years..
AND Santo and Willard have the dry humps.. Obama masturbates Uncle Sam..
Sam seems to have the hots for Karl Marx..

Would make a good movie... i.e.(Steven King please answer the courtesy phone in the lobby)


28 posted on 02/29/2012 1:37:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

racist comments hurt your radical cause, as well.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 1:39:45 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

[ racist comments hurt your radical cause, as well. ]

I said Zerodamus not Negrodamus..
Dave Chappelle invented Negrodamaus.. not me..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtbMetsroU

But Negrodamus is hauntingly accurate..
I reserve the right to despise whites or blacks as I will..


30 posted on 02/29/2012 1:51:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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