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Chu backpedals on call for higher gas prices (Too late)
Fox News ^ | 3/13/2012 | Ed Henry

Posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT by tobyhill

What a difference a week makes for President Obama, as rising gas prices put more and more pressure on his administration.

Last Tuesday at a news conference, the president insisted to Fox News that it was fallacy to think his team was in favor of higher gas prices to wean Americans off fossil fuels.

"You think the president of the United States going into reelection wants gas prices to go up higher?" the president asked. "Is that -- is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?"

Fast forward to this week, when the president's Energy Secretary Steven Chu acknowledged Tuesday at a Senate hearing that he indeed told the Wall Street Journal in September 2008 that getting U.S. prices up to higher, European-level gas prices would help move Americans to use more renewables.

But with rising gas prices sinking the president's approval rating in some new national polls, Chu says he has had a change of heart.

"Are you saying that you no longer share the view that we need to figure out how to boost gasoline prices in America?" Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked Chu.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 7dollargas; bhogasprices; democrats; gasprices; liberalfascism; obama; socialistdemocrats

1 posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:58 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
DoE Secretary Dr. Steven Chu should be submitting his resignation. This guy is a total blockhead as well as a national security risk.
2 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: tobyhill

I heard this chump on the radio today. Somebody has been to “the woodshed”. ROTFL!!!


3 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: tobyhill
Bad boy
Bad boy
What Chu gonna do?
What Chu gonna do
When they come for you
4 posted on 03/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Now that righ there is funny!


5 posted on 03/13/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: tobyhill

He was for a higher gas price, before he was against it.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 6:42:53 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Flip Flop Chu


7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Lol!!!’


8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by mothball
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To: DUMBGRUNT

He’s still for higher gas prices...just won’t say so publicly until after the election.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GSP.FAN; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued

“EARTH PIMP” Ping


10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Don’t laugh just yet. It was the press corp that was taken to the woodshed. When Obama turned to the others and asked if anyone believed the president wanted higher gas prices going into an election, it was a question that wasn’t going to be honestly answered. Obama sounded like a school yard bully. The press understood they better tuck their collective nuts between their legs.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:57:09 PM PDT by healy61
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To: All
“There has been an attempt — a partisan, largely partisan attempt — to try to take comments like that and pretend those are policy when in fact the policy reflects the contrary,” Carney said.

Harwood: So, could these high prices help us?

Obama: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.

12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill

Jeez, I coulda sworn that “under his plan electricity/energy rates will skyrocket”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

I heard/knew this BEFORE the last potus election as i am sure everybody that voted for the Won heard as well.
So, What’s the problem here?
Hello.....


13 posted on 03/13/2012 7:01:32 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: tobyhill

Jeez, I coulda sworn that “under his plan electricity/energy rates will skyrocket”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

I heard/knew this BEFORE the last potus election as i am sure everybody that voted for the Won heard as well.
So, What’s the problem here?
Hello.....


14 posted on 03/13/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: tobyhill

These Marxists, including fossil fuel luxury chauffeured Chu, plan to steal this election, even if gas goes up to 10$\gal.

http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/energy-secretary-doesnt-have-car-he-has-chauffeur


15 posted on 03/13/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: tobyhill
Secretary Chu: Lower Gas Prices Not The Goal

Perhaps he could debate himself on the issue?

16 posted on 03/13/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: RedCell

Thanks :)


17 posted on 03/13/2012 7:11:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tobyhill

The DOE produces NO energy. It blocks real energy development while wasting taxpayer funds on untested sources like algae.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It’s almost as if his boss works for OPEC. Thanks tobyhill.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 7:20:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: tobyhill

Backpedaling thanks to Newt..

Making a laughingstock out of him and getting under their skin with the issue.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:03 PM PDT by No!
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To: tobyhill

Backpedaling thanks to Newt..

Making a laughingstock out of him and getting under their skin with the issue.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:17 PM PDT by No!
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To: tobyhill
This is what happens when a member of the Obama administration says something that Americans find offensive:

Day 2: "I take back what I said."

Day 3: "I didn't mean what I said."

Day 4: "You misinterpreted what I said."

Day 5: "What are you talking about? I never said that!"

Wherever he is now, George Orwell is laughing.

22 posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (RIP, Andrew Breitbart. It was just too soon.)
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To: tobyhill

Time to turn this into a Sandra Fluke issue.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: tobyhill

If Obama wins Chu will have yet another “change of heart”.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: tobyhill

CHU CHU the train is moving down the track using hot air for power.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 8:21:37 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: tobyhill

I wish they’d ask the question: “how many applications and/or leases are currently being processed by the DoE?”

When the answer is thousands, the follow up question should be:

How many of them have been in process for more than six months? A year? Three years? “

That’s where you nail the DoE lie about “doing everything they can” to the wall. Force them to show how the processes they put in place are causing years of delay right after they finish saying they are doing everything they can to lower prices


26 posted on 03/13/2012 8:24:06 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

The “buzz” on this has been a big, giant thud. Not even Democrats are buying this. I hope he gets more face time on TV. He’s doing great, really.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 8:37:31 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: tobyhill
When the “Transparent” Obama administration wants to go “Opaque”.....it doesn't work so well.
28 posted on 03/13/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster
Hopefully I didn't plagiarize anyone.
29 posted on 03/13/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: tobyhill

Chu back-pedaling in D.C. Liu being investigated in NYC for illegal fund raising, No (D) mentioned next to their names. Being of Asian descent, I’m not feeling the love right now. They’re giving us all a bad name. LOL


30 posted on 03/13/2012 9:24:18 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Precisely. Anything this liberty-raping, fascist administration says or promises carries an expiration date of 7-NOV-2012.

NOBAMA 2012!


31 posted on 03/14/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The DOE produces NO energy. It blocks real energy development while wasting taxpayer funds on untested sources like algae.

Algae works great as an aquarium filter. You would have to grow tons of it to make fuel for cars though.

32 posted on 03/14/2012 12:06:35 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: USAF80

We’re already using algae and other “plant like substances” for fuel, and it’s a very usable, dense fuel that we already have refining and distribution systems for.

coal, oil, natural gas, etc...


33 posted on 03/14/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tobyhill
"Are you saying that you no longer share the view that we need to figure out how to boost gasoline prices in America?" Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked Chu.

At least until after the election.

34 posted on 03/14/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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