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GOP sees chance to attack Obama on rising gas prices

MSNBC -- Rising gasoline prices, trumpeted in foot-tall numbers on street corners across the country, are causing concern among advisers to President Obama that a budding sense of economic optimism could be undermined just as he heads into the general election.

White House officials are preparing for Republicans to use consumer angst about the cost of oil and gas to condemn his energy programs and buttress their argument that his economic policies are not working.

In a closed-door meeting last week, Speaker John A. Boehner instructed fellow Republicans to embrace the gas-pump anger they find among their constituents when they return to their districts for the Presidents’ Day recess.

“This debate is a debate we want to have,” Mr. Boehner told his conference on Wednesday, ...


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Submitted Feb 19, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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VAkelleys
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:46:53 PM

More oil has been pumped in the US in 2011 than during any year of Bush. However it was exported by the oil companies. Imagine how loudly the Republicans would have cried if he had acted to prevent oil exports.

See also /2011/05/06/more-us-oil-drilling-wont-help-gas-prices_n_858473.html

[Edited by: VAkelleys at 2/19/2012 11:50:01 PM EST]
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:45:33 PM

mstearno If your BS is true then post a link to prove it,
elese go crawl back under your rock. He never said anything of such.
oh well, can't fix stupid.
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:43:00 PM

Abou time.. They've doubled since he took office..
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:42:53 PM

One man cannot affect gas prices.
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HDFXR1991
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:42:11 PM

Bunny / Fudd 2012
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rf6480
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:38:31 PM

time for a r3volution, Ron Paul 2012
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Hoporrene
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:36:19 PM

ok
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mrreferee
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:36:16 PM

he is leaving himself open for attack by doing nothing
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:35:12 PM

Gee another chance to punch the BHO & Co. clown.

Naw, I'll pass. This one is too easy.

For anyone, BHO & Co. included, to be serious about lowering energy and other commodity prices, the commodity markets must return to supply and demand rather than driven by speculator driven paper pushers that have no business being there.

Until and unless that is fixed, the mess will continue.

NO ONE is touching that with a 100 foot pole. They are being paid off to stay away from the solution. Too much money is being made off of us.

Fleeced.

Had enough?

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RTrekker
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:34:19 PM

Politics affecting the gas pumps.....Jeesch.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:33:45 PM

TXryder shows his low IQ again
Bush was bashed for high prices, he said we're going to drill oil prices droped
from 145/barrell to the 50/barrell range
don't believe it look it up.
The dying party was shown in 2010
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:31:30 PM

Boehner top idiot of them all. Just another desperate attempt by the dying party. Will not stop Obama from re-elected.
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Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:31:00 PM

Shouldn't be hard to find fault on everything oba lies about or does..
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bif65
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:30:09 PM

ok
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:29:33 PM

prices have more than DOUBLED since Bummer took office--a proud record to run on.
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SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:28:28 PM

When is congress going to wake up and do what is good for our country
not for either party????
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:27:17 PM

The public is not happy and seems like this will be one of the issues that both parties are going to have to deal with.
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ricky1111BC
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:26:27 PM

terrible politics
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:25:58 PM

ok
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mrbee
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:24:33 PM

They are trying to move to green energy too fast. We need all forms of energy.
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jwkycola
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:23:36 PM

OK. We'll try anything...
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phyl81363
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:23:05 PM

I wouldn't give you 2 Cents for any of them Running, They all Suck!!!!!!
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Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:21:38 PM

Wow...what a move...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:20:49 PM

ok
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blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:20:18 PM

Blame speculators & big oil for the rising prices.
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dmgas1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:19:43 PM

This from a Congress that's basically done except bicker...
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:19:15 PM

Dumb strategy
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:18:10 PM

There is sufficient blame for the BO administration for his energy policies, but I am not too certain that any advice coming from the House Speaker, John Boehner can be taken seriously.

It was much like when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House and he offered to help campaign for other Republican Congressmen, many would flat out refuse his help, because he was not to be trusted and was of such low reputation.
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sjl08203
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:16:57 PM

Blame me. It won't make any difference
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:14:09 PM

Democrats attacked Bush and Republicans might as well attack Obama on the oil prices as he's fair game. Of course though, the people who voted him in are partially responsible as well.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:11:26 PM

OK!
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BooHooMI
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:06:21 PM

Go for it.
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:05:05 PM

Obama Regime has opposed getting and refining our own oil.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:03:53 PM

If you think that Mitt Romney, or Obama, or Joe Shmoe is gonna do ANYTHING about gas or energy prices when they get elected, you're really not past 2nd grade, are you??? No. You're not.
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walkingtall
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:02:57 PM

GOP sees chance to attack Obama on rising gas prices,time to change.
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JJ763
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 11:00:43 PM

Everyone knows its George W Bush's fault
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texasvet
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:57:02 PM

There's no shortage of things to attack Obama on, which is why he's going to go 100% negative against the entire Republican field.
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rmgsara
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:53:49 PM

time for change
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:51:49 PM

NObama 2012!
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TedNC
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:51:30 PM

Is it Nov. yet?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:49:58 PM

This is 1000% Obama fault. He has been the president for 3 years. We need a president that's understands how to be a leader and not a follower. Hurry up november.
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carman11
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:46:59 PM

That is what he did to George Bush and the Republicans and look where gas prices are now. So why should the Repbublicans
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1Casey
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:46:20 PM

You want to attack ,but do you have any answers ?
Are you part of the solution or part of the problem ?
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Travel1st
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:45:35 PM

I think congress has themselves to blame for the problems with gas and oil given their reaction to those that lobby for the industry.
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:45:26 PM

HERE WE GO
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LSU_TIGERS_dmb
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:43:15 PM

MSNBC. Is Obama personal tv. Hurry up November
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porotito
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:41:14 PM

Yeah, and the ones who have the most also get free rides. Sad.
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danol43
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:37:25 PM

People vote for whoever gives them free stuff, not on gas prices. That is sad, especially since nearly half the nation is getting free stuff thanks to the rest of the nation.
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nj2000ng
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:37:10 PM

ok
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bdlewis
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:33:14 PM

Well Duh
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Amendes
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:31:08 PM

OK
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jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:31:07 PM

Just add this to the mountain of failed barackanomics. Record unemployment, bailouts, foreclosures, bureaucracy, spending, bankruptcies, regulation, government waste, government policy, government employees, private and corporate welfare. It needs to stop. Vote him out!
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