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PegasusAT

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2011 9:30:19 PM

In August 2005, poster Chevy12 created a topic called - Gas Prices Won't Go Down Ti'll GWB Is Out Of Office! I wonder how many posters out there are now feeling the same way about President Obama.

Using the Gas Prices tab you will find that on Jan. 29, 2009 regular gasoline in the Coastal Bend was around $1.60 a gallon. It currently is at $3.09 and only 70 cents away from the $3.79 price set in 2008. Go to Chicago using the same time period it was $1.94 on Jan. 29 and is currently at $3.44 to $3.72.

Barack Obama on Gas Prices, in Indianapolis
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:57:45 PM

I knew it the new gas prices are Obama's fault.

LOL
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 5:55:06 PM

There are 101 different stations in Springfield (population 164,000) with gas below $2 according to GasBuddy.com.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 5:52:07 PM

"I wonder why gas prices are north of $3 in Winnipeg. Who is responsible for that?"

RNorm: "Obama, of course!"

LOL! Good one!

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:37:41 PM

"Now, all we know is that by those statements you've proven yourself to be yet another one who refuses to look at the facts."


No, its you and the rest who will blame Obama for any and everything regardless.

Indeed, those ODS blinders you're wearing will not allow you to see anything else.

Yes, you're the same people who will credit Bush for taking out Bin Laden, but would have blamed OBAMA ONLY if that mission went sour...

Whatever.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:36:19 PM


Forgive me, but I have to ask ....

So, according to some GBytes here, Obama single handedly decided to force the oil industry to accept all that extra money from exorbitant prices consumers have been paying for gas?

Secondly,

wasn't this price "conspiracy" actually stated by Bush, since the highest ALL time gas prices for US were back when Bush was still in office?

Color me curious and fascinated ;0}

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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:29:45 PM

RNorm said: "Translation:

Good News = "In SPITE of Obama"

Bad News = BLAME Obama.

Now you know..."

Now, all we know is that by those statements you've proven yourself to be yet another one who refuses to look at the facts.

Read wbacon's post about twenty times and if you can't refute those basic facts, you really ought to stop playing such embarrassing good news/bad news games.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:15:45 PM

"Republicants and CONS will happily tell you with straight faces that high prices were not only caused by, but supported by, Obama, and low prices are in spite of Obama."


Translation:

Good News = "In SPITE of Obama"

Bad News = BLAME Obama.

Now you know...

LOL, SMH!!!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:14:09 PM

"I wonder why gas prices are north of $3 in Winnipeg. Who is responsible for that?"


Obama, of course!

LOL, SMH!
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 3:02:43 PM

rumbleseat said: "Republicants and CONS will happily tell you with straight faces that high prices were not only caused by, but supported by, Obama, and low prices are in spite of Obama."

And ALL the evidence supports that contention. Obozo's done all in his power to make Americans pay more for energy....well, pay more for EVERYTHING!

wbacon's 2nd-most recent post so ably pointed that out to you, yet you still want to pretend it's not true.

Will facts EVER matter to liberals?
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:59:44 PM

I wonder why gas prices are north of $3 in Winnipeg. Who is responsible for that?
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:36:23 PM

Republicants and CONS will happily tell you with straight faces that high prices were not only caused by, but supported by, Obama, and low prices are in spite of Obama.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:27:04 PM

"I was just checking to see if all of those folks that have been constantly blaming President Obama for the high gas prices, are now thanking President Obama for the low gasoline prices?"

Nope. Won't happen.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:11:40 PM

doesn't streetrider want to comment on my other points?
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:07:23 AM

wabacon
said
" Don't forget gas was at about $1.75 when this opec employee took office in 2009."

Noted, and 5 months earlier before shedding millions of jobs and home fore closures gas was 4.25 a gallon. to compare gas prices when we were in economic free fall is not going to tear the dems down or build the repugs up.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:28:00 AM


I was just checking to see if all of those folks that have been constantly blaming President Obama for the high gas prices, are now thanking President Obama for the low gasoline prices?

Color me curious ;0}
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:12:33 PM

Gas prices are going down despite OBAMA, OBAMA just took the alaskan bristol bay (52,000 sq miles ) off from exploration for oil. It is fracking on private lands which is supplying the extra oil and gas which is driving down gas prices. OBAMA still bans oil shale (3 trillion barrels of oil, anwr with 90 billion barrels of oil, all of the usa coast except for what is being utilized in the gulf of mexico, he has a war on coal. JUST Think how much cheaper gasoline would be if the energy companies are unleashed by OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Don't forget gas was at about $1.75 when this opec employee took office in 2009.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:16:19 AM

"Gas Prices Won't Go Down Till President Obama Is Out Of Office!"

Current gas prices proving this worthless, baseless assumption utterly foolish.

Next.
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naw
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:25:07 AM

under $2 here. what a bunch of IMPS!
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PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 12:02:05 AM

What Troller Diesel is referring to is the "exploding torpedo". A Civil War veteran received a patent for the device in 1865, he had submitted the patent in 1864.
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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:04:14 PM

Fracking has been in use for around 100 years, the first use of the technique was suggested in the 1860's and the first use by 1949. Over 2 million wells have been fracked. FAR from "relatively new."

Of course, for liberals, history began yesterday, and since liberals never really noticed it nor "decided" it was bad until the last couple of years when Democrats have made it an election issue for ignorant - er - "low information voters" you've probably never heard of it before.

For your liberals that want to cry like babies about people being injured and killed in oil and coal related accidents...

Sell your car, and sit in the dark.

That way you're not wasting precious fossil fuels.


[Edited by: Troller_Diesel at 11/16/2014 2:05:42 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:00:10 PM

"RNorm - OK, then how prevalent are mishaps during hydraulic fracturing? I would guess they are rare. why so? We don't hear about them much. We would if there were more problems, wouldn't you think?"

I've actually started to hear a lot recently... higher frequency of earthquakes, etc.

I don't think the long-term impacts are well-understood yet given the use of fracking is relatively new.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 1:22:50 PM

RNorm - OK, then how prevalent are mishaps during hydraulic fracturing? I would guess they are rare. why so? We don't hear about them much. We would if there were more problems, wouldn't you think?

Speaking of which, I once worked at a factory that used therminal oil as the heat source for some products. We had a pipe rupture and a man was burned, and later died from his burns. Accidents do happen. More often than not, industrial accidents of this nature are due to faulty pipe, not usually unsafe practices.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:21:05 PM

"Just goes to show you how good for the economy fracking is. In spite of everything Obama has done in his war on fossil fuels, fracking has overcome it."



Maybe for the economy..but not so much for some of the workers:

"QUAKER CITY – One man was injured in an explosion last night at an oil fracking site near Quaker City.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was transported via medical helicopter to the burn unit at Akron Children's Hospital, according to the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened at 11:41 p.m. Friday.

The sheriff's office could not elaborate on his overall condition, nor the extent of his burns."



Conservatives never want to talk about the downside to Fracking...wonder why...





"The rupture of a pipe at a Colorado fracking site left one Halliburton employee dead and two seriously injured Thursday morning, law enforcement and company officials said..

Workers were trying to warm a frozen pipe at a site near Fort Lupton, Colo., about 30 miles north of Denver, when it burst around 9:30 a.m., Sgt. Sean Stanridge, public information officer for the Weld County Sheriff's Office, told the Los Angeles Times.

One person died at the scene and the injured were taken to area hospitals. One underwent surgery, and both are expected to survive, Stanridge said.

The industrial site is operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corp., and Halliburton employees are contracted to work on the grounds, Anadarko spokesman John Christiansen said.

"This is a very difficult time for all of us at Halliburton, and we are working with local authorities as they look into the details of this incident," the company said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees’ loved ones."

Fracking accident leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Colorado

[Edited by: RNorm at 11/14/2014 12:25:05 PM EST]
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 8:00:28 PM

RN: "Gas is now below $3 in California...Obama must be out of office now, no?"


Just goes to show you how good for the economy fracking is. In spite of everything Obama has done in his war on fossil fuels, fracking has overcome it. Fracking is the fossil fuel equivalent of Scott Walker. It takes everything the left can dish out, but still comes out on top and saves people money to boot.


mudtoe

[Edited by: mudtoe at 11/8/2014 8:02:13 PM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:55:38 PM

Under $3 here too.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 7:45:46 PM

Gas is now below $3 in California...Obama must be out of office now, no?


*ROTFL*!!!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 9:04:54 AM

"Hmmm...the elections are over and gas prices are still DROPPING and not spiking...."

Spiked 20 cents here yesterday. Must be the fault of all them newly elected republicans. {:>)
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 9:00:11 AM

"This isn't a dead thread until it hits 60 days of no one posting in it..."

Which you conveniently avoid with your pointless bumps of a lowbrow thread to satisfy your need to stick it to liberals who used the same faulty logic in their inane attacks against W.

SMH

"I guess we know whose rules really matter."

Yup, and it ain't nothin' in this thread that matters... But keep on with your pointless crusade for the next 2 years.
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PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 11:03:08 PM

>>Weasle, And don't deny anymore you are bumping this dead thread in the coming months when once again nobody is posting in it, since you have just stated your agenda here...<<

As I've pointed out to you on many occasions. This isn't a dead thread until it hits 60 days of no one posting in it...that's in the message forum rules. I guess there are forum rules and than there are Weasle forum rules. I guess we know whose rules really matter.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:51:29 PM

yeah, Just think how much CHEAPER GAS would be if the Government would
1.) Approve the KEystone Pipeline
2.) Allow development of the ANWR reserves where on estimates put it at 90 billion barrels
3.) Allow development of the oil shale In colrado and wyoming of 3+ TRILLION BARRELS
4.) Allow constructiuon of new oil refineries
5.) Off shore drilling of every other offshore site outside of the current Gulf OF MExico Territory
6.) Allow constructiuon of NEw Nuclear Power plants where electricity can substitute for some oil uses
7.) Back the coal industry instead of trying to destroy it coal can be converted into gasoline and other petro products
8) Encourage fracking instead of trying toi find a fake and phony reason to stop it
9) JUST THINK HOW MUCH CHEAPER GASOLINE WOUILD BE!!!!!
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:23:03 PM

>>Beck's idea of research is to see what comes out of the fortune cookies he is stuffing his face with...<<

Regardless of who said it it's still good advice. By the way I dont listen to Beck. My wife does.



Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Dilemma: Running Out Of Reasons To Say No

Obama stalls drilling on federal lands: Kemp

OBAMA FOUND IN CONTEMPT OF COURT: Gulf Drilling Moratorium, U.S. Federal Judge Rules

Flashback: Obama admitted energy prices would ‘skyrocket’ under his policies

Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent

Obama has not tried to hide the fact that he wants green energy. I have no problem with that as long as it is affordable. Obama doesn't care if it is affordable because he is locked into the fantasy of manmade global warming caused by Co2.

I don't blame Obama as the only reason prices went up. But he has done nothing to try to bring them down because low energy prices hurt his green agenda.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:30:15 PM

Well it is an old post , stupid but old.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:56:52 PM

Hmmm...the elections are over and gas prices are still DROPPING and not spiking....

*facepalm*

LOL, SMH!
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:41:42 PM

"Some fool posted a topic "Gas prices won't go down until Bush is out of office.""

Yes, they did. Sadly...

"The poster here did this as a counterpoint to show how foolishly inane the original "bush" topic was."

If that were the case, the point was already made. Unfortunately, I don't see any satire here.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:40:14 PM

"As one radio personality says "don't take my word for it. Do your own research.""

Beck's idea of research is to see what comes out of the fortune cookies he is stuffing his face with...

"Gas prices are coming down in spite of Obama. Maybe even just to spite him."

<facepalm>...

SMH
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:38:33 PM

"As long as President Obama is in office this topic will stay active. Liberal posters kept the topic on Bush alive till he left office. This thread will fade away on January 20, 2017."

Thanks for proving my point;

"One individual only posts here as retaliation for the extremists on the Left who blamed Bush, as you mentioned...

Silly posturing, nothing more."

And don't deny anymore you are bumping this dead thread in the coming months when once again nobody is posting in it, since you have just stated your agenda here.
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 7:25:23 AM

Now who will we blame? The party in power or a "lame duck" President as you say? I will be watching to get my comments in.
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 2:30:33 AM

Gas prices are coming down in spite of Obama. Maybe even just to spite him. Never forget Obama is an anti fossil fuel politician. He has done everything in his power to stop drilling and the use of coal. He even stated that he wants higher energy prices to force the American people off of fossil fuel. If you dont believe me just think back to his 2008 campaign and when he said "under my plan of cap and trade energy prices will necessarily sky rocket." As one radio personality says "don't take my word for it. Do your own research."
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PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:16:59 AM

As long as President Obama is in office this topic will stay active. Liberal posters kept the topic on Bush alive till he left office. This thread will fade away on January 20, 2017.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:10:24 AM

And I get why the topic was started. Some fool posted a topic "Gas prices won't go down until Bush is out of office." The poster here did this as a counterpoint to show how foolishly inane the original "bush" topic was. Call it "payback" if you like. And I agree, the topic isn't of value anymore. I stand by what I said 5 posts below this one.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:58:56 PM

"Anyway, I think Obama can't take credit, nor can he take blame. Ditto Bush. The market is what the market is."

I've been posting that on this thread for the past year hoping this thread would fade away with its inane and wholly fictitious premise yet my message has yet to take hold by some. One individual only posts here as retaliation for the extremists on the Left who blamed Bush, as you mentioned...

Silly posturing, nothing more.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 2:19:03 PM

"The truth is that neither man can directly control price."


*sarcasm on*

Nah, I think there's a price-spike switch in the situation room

*sarcasm off*

*ROTFL*!!!!!!!!!!

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 12:21:50 PM

AC-302: Very well said.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:22:18 AM

I'm shocked they went down at all, under ANY President.

And again, I didn't blame Bush for the price rises in 2007/8, nor did I blame Obama. There were fools on these boards who claimed that Bush was setting gas prices high to "make his oil buddies rich". And these same fools insisted that Bush could call the oil company CEOs and make them drop the price. The truth is that neither man can directly control price. However, it is true that government can institute polices that will have influence (not direct) on the prices of oil and gasoline.

Anyway, I think Obama can't take credit, nor can he take blame. Ditto Bush. The market is what the market is.
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:12:28 AM

PopcornPirate "Just wait till after the election today... Prices will spike up."

Yeah, just like they did after the election in 2008 when the Democrats won.

Oh wait. They didn't spike up then. In fact, they didn't reach the same high price that they had in the Bush years until, well, they never have got as high as they did under Bush.

If a President did have the ability to control oil prices (and I'm not by any means agreeing that the POTUS does have any control), wouldn't it make more sense that a President who's family wealth came from oil would be more likely to spike the oil prices than one who's background was not in oil?

There are many factors influencing the price of oil but Presidential whims is not one of them. Oil prices will continue to go up regardless of which party is in the White House. That's inflation and a fact of life. Get used to it.
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:32:36 AM

"Just wait till after the election today... Prices will spike up."

Why? Is Obama, or some other unnamed Democrat, is going to run out to the oil spigot and turn it back off?

SMH

What is it about global economies and global supply and demand that have so many people confused around here?
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 9:42:57 AM

A the prices at the pump just keep going down, down, down!

LOL, SMH
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:56:53 AM

Just wait till after the election today... Prices will spike up.
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 8:41:13 AM

How low can it go.
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 5:36:52 AM

THANK YOU FRACKING!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:22:39 AM

Remains to be seen...never know, could always get worse.

Prices down in some neighborhoods by a buck already, so the point is what?
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