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Gas Prices Approaching $4 Per Gallon: Bad News for Obama?

Daryl 2012/08/10 21:00:00
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Associated Press:Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section of one of the nation's largest oil refineries.
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  • Daryl 2012/08/10 14:51:01
    No
    Daryl
    +14
    I don't blame Obama for the high gas prices but if a Republican was president you can bet almost every news outlet and entertainment source would be blaming the POTUS.

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  • lkreu 2012/08/13 12:32:29
    No
    lkreu
    I sure hope not, he wasn't given any credit when it goes down. But I know the good republicans out there will blame him, they blame him for everything.
  • kevjon lkreu 2012/08/13 18:13:11
    kevjon
    I guess the moratorium had nothing to do with it?
    All those oil rigs pulled out of our gulf and moved to Mexico, Brazil and Africa, I suppose that wasn't Obama's fault. When will you people finally take responsibility for your idiots failed policies?
  • rivaldruid 2012/08/13 11:56:59
    Yes
    rivaldruid
    He and his green lobby like high energy cost, it's the nudge toward inefficient green energy sources that require a government prop up.
  • Mike W 2012/08/13 08:08:47
    No
    Mike W
    Nothing is bad for Obama, Its not his fault, just ask him or the idiots that support him
  • lkreu Mike W 2012/08/13 12:32:55
    lkreu
    What does the President have to do with the price of gas?
  • kevjon lkreu 2012/08/13 18:19:20
    kevjon
    +1
    Foreign policy, Moratoriums, attack on oil companies, anti-coal industry, stimulus money awarded to foreign fuel exploration while destroying our fuel drilling, restricted oil drilling in our country, shutting down the pipe line from Canada, do you need more reasons?
  • Mike W lkreu 2012/08/13 18:49:54
    Mike W
    +1
    When the president shuts down off shore drilling and continues to restrict access of oil companies to land it reduces the supply which with a continued demand will raise the prices, not to mention new restrictions and fees AND increase in government taxes
  • lkreu Mike W 2012/08/13 19:27:11
    lkreu
    I think its about time that these things are done. I don't mind driving less if its going to save what's left of this planet. Not to mention global warming. Maybe if we stopped driving gas guzzlers everyone would be better off!
  • Mike W lkreu 2012/08/16 00:11:46
  • lkreu Mike W 2012/08/16 16:39:13
    lkreu
    Watch ALL the videos you want. This summer was the hottest on record. Ice caps are melting. No snow at all last year in the North East. Sorry I'm a believer like the rest of the science community.
  • Mike W lkreu 2012/08/17 19:35:42
    Mike W
    The problem is your "rest of the science community" is less then half of the entire science community and have a stronger political motive then scientific eye.
  • lkreu Mike W 2012/08/17 20:37:46
    lkreu
    Sorry you are so wrong. The majority of scientist agree on climate change.
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/08/29 04:07:11
    beavith1
    you don't vote in science, either...
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/08/29 04:06:55
    beavith1
    belief has nothing to do with science...
  • lkreu beavith1 2012/08/29 12:03:01
    lkreu
    Wow you really, really need to read the newspapers more. MOST of the scientific community believes in climate change. You can believe all you want that it does not exist, that doesn't change a thing.
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/08/31 19:21:03
    beavith1
    there's that word again.

    when you go to church, you 'believe' something. in science, you don't 'believe' anything. you have a preponderance of evidence to back up your hypothesis.

    this is NOT merely a semantic difference.
  • lkreu beavith1 2012/08/31 19:42:52
    lkreu
    Well then let me restate 99% of the scientific community have concrete evidence that climate change is occurring. I know belief has NOTHING to do with science, that was my point.
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/08/31 19:46:37 (edited)
    beavith1
    facepalm

    try again.
  • lkreu beavith1 2012/08/31 20:17:57
    lkreu
    WTF - faceplam
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/08/31 20:25:30
    beavith1
    99% is a vote tally. it doesn't matter if 99999 of 100,000 say something.

    if one guy figures out the correct science, it can be 1,000,000 and it would have no bearing on how many support an idea.

    'concrete' is a meaningless adjective, too.

    here. let me walk you through the problem with Anthropogenic global warming.

    the hypothesis is that a rising CO2 concentration ([CO2]) is causing a detectable increase in thermosphere temperature.

    the problem is that, as part of a hypothesis, you must test it. in this case via computer models, that can be used to make relevant predictions. no model yet exists that gets close. that means one of two things. either the model is wrong or reality is wrong.

    reality can't be wrong, so that leaves the model. if the model is incorrect, that means the underlying understanding is faulty or, even, wrong.

    using THAT kind of science to build policy is a mistake.
  • lkreu beavith1 2012/08/31 20:41:26
    lkreu
    So basically you are denying climate change? Do you also think Jesus played with dinosaurs like the other right wing nut jobs. Using your models and what not means NOTHING to me. I base my ideas on facts.
  • beavith1 lkreu 2012/09/07 15:35:47
    beavith1
    you don't have facts. you have beliefs.

    climate changes all the time. that's a given. what has your knickers in a twist is anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

    if you're asking me ' are things getting warmer?' i'd say yes.

    the important question is (and its asked by VERY few people): do we understand it well enough to be making policy decisions?

    the answer is a very clear no.

    if we can come up with policy decisions that make a dent in CO2 that are easy and constitute picking the low hanging fruit, i'd say, 'sure. why not?

    eliminating entire industries, on a political whim, is bad policy.
  • JimTheGeek 2012/08/13 05:50:00
    No
    JimTheGeek
    +2
    The President has very little to do with the price of gas. Any sane person knows this. It's the commodity speculators who set the price of gasoline.
  • klausd11 2012/08/13 04:34:39
    No
    klausd11
    High gas prices are bad for us. Obama? He prolly has enough money left over to pay them ......
  • ITALIAN CLICKER 2012/08/13 04:15:06
    Yes
    ITALIAN CLICKER
    HE SHUT DOWN THE PIPELINE, SO DEFINITELY YES---GAS PRICES HERE, IN CHICAGO, AT THE GAS STATION NEAREST MY HOME ARE;
    $4.49 REG
    $4.69 MED
    $4.89 PREMIUM
    SO PRICES ON EVERYTHING ELSE ARE SKYROCKETING
    OBAMA SHUTS DOWN PIPELINE
  • JimTheGeek ITALIAN... 2012/08/13 05:52:17
    JimTheGeek
    It's that high in Chicago because of the ridiculous local taxes added to it. You should question where all that money goes to; it sure doesn't fix all the potholes in the city.
  • Charles... JimTheGeek 2012/08/13 07:37:46
    Charles Braley
    Yeah reall! I though some other maaor cities had BAD roads! sheesh!
  • lkreu ITALIAN... 2012/08/13 12:33:47
    lkreu
    We aren't getting gas from the pipeline anyhow. And stripping more and more of our land is not worth it. Do you not care about the earth?
  • kevjon lkreu 2012/08/13 18:22:08
    kevjon
    +1
    And then you people wonder why our prices are high. What is more worth it, running a pipe line or financing terrorist that kill our people with our fuel cost money?
  • EricJM ITALIAN... 2012/09/22 07:41:19
    EricJM
    Italian Clicker, you are the biggest dumba$$ I've ever seen a response from on this site. He closed the pipeline because it belonged to Canada, and they refused to share the 'gas' with the U.S. Since the pipeline was being funded by China, all product was going to China. Learn your fact and try some book learning before you troll websites.
  • OGMGS1 2012/08/13 03:26:04
    Yes
    OGMGS1
    Yes. It's bad news for us all.
  • MyPaperBleedsInk 2012/08/13 03:24:56
    No
    MyPaperBleedsInk
    Wow. Where do people live where it's $4 per gallon? It has NEVER reached that high here....
    Wish they'd put the blame on the actual people to blame.... oil companies.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2012/08/13 03:06:43
    Yes
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    Bama is wreking Americaand some people are still going to vote for this loser.
  • Herb 2012/08/13 02:48:00
    Yes
    Herb
    even obama said gas prices always go against the president.
  • Cthulhu 2012/08/13 02:28:51
    No
    Cthulhu
    Other than the refinery there is the issue of corn crops drying up. We depend on the corn crop for a great deal of the Ethanol they add to gas.
  • hasher 2012/08/13 01:12:50
    Yes
    hasher
    +1
    but not just gas prices the whole economy in general really sucks. and gas prices fluctuate anyway. right now our prices have gone down.
  • vegan 2012/08/13 00:24:03
    Yes
    vegan
    gas prices have nothing to do with Obama though, stupid ass people.
  • kevjon vegan 2012/08/13 18:25:27
    kevjon
    +2
    Foreign policy, Moratoriums, attack on oil companies, anti-coal industry, stimulus money awarded to foreign fuel exploration while destroying our fuel drilling, restricted oil drilling in our country, shutting down the pipe line from Canada, do you need more reasons?
    Yeah real stupid aren't they?
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/08/13 00:20:40
    Yes
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    Obama, and everyone else in this nation. However yeah Gas will contribute to him losing the office this November.
  • NinoColarossi 2012/08/13 00:18:20
    Yes
    NinoColarossi
    Ultimately the president receives the credit or the blame for whatever is happening. In this case, this administration has detered the domestic ability to drill for oil, natural gas and even coal. He is in favor of "green energy". We always here that the issues in the middle east cause rising oil prices. Not the truth. Whatever happens leading to the November election should have an affect on the election. The media has covered Obama for the last four years should not be any different. I would not be surprised if there is some " emergency" manufactured so there is no election at all in November so Obama can stay in the white house; remember he wants to be King not president.

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