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Obama: Calls for more drilling are a 'bumper sticker', not an energy plan
Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/23/2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn

Posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed Republicans for what he described as a flawed and dishonest strategy for reducing gas prices, predicting his rivals would offer nothing but more drilling and political promises of $2-a-gallon gas. Said the president: "The American people aren't stupid."

"That's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling. That's a bumper sticker," Obama said in a stop at the University of Miami. "It's not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. That's a strategy to get politicians through an election. You know there are no quick fixes to this problem."

Obama spoke as gas has reached the highest price at the pump ever for this time of year: an average of $3.58 per gallon. White House advisers see it as a cyclical occurrence but knew Obama had to address the topic, one of deep concern to consumers and growing fodder for Republicans seeking to unseat Obama.

Obama said gas prices were "like a tax straight out of their paychecks." He promoted an energy agenda of oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear and biofuel energy. And he took aim at Republicans.

"You can bet that since it's an election year, they're already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I'll save you the suspense: Step one is to drill, step two is to drill, and step three is to keep drilling. ... We've heard the same thing for thirty years. Well, the American people aren't stupid."

Obama insisted there are no short-term solutions to high gas prices, and that anyone suggesting otherwise was not being honest. Still, he sought to offer something to anxious voters by saying he had ordered his administration to search for every possible area to help consumers in the coming months.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 1:44:42 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

And “hope and change” was a plan you fruity, skinny little muslim fop?


3 posted on 02/23/2012 1:45:57 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, Barry, that whole “supply and demand” thing is soooo over-rated.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:09 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Its more of a plan than anything this idiot has come up with in four years.

His “plan” invovles helping his Judenrat buddy Soros make a fortune in Brazil.

Lying bastard.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:37 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would run ads in Florida tomorrow detailing every cut Obama’s EPA made to the energy industry in his three years in office.

Then I would cut to Pelosi and Reid blasting Bush for the high fuel costs.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:39 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Words fail me.

This pablum comes from the first bumper sticker president.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 1:46:55 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lots of bumper stickers out there about barry. Such as, “Does this ass make my truck look big?”.


8 posted on 02/23/2012 1:47:28 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope the Republicans have a field day on this one. Obama has NO energy plan - except his “green energy” wet dream. Drilling for more oil sure beats doing nothing.


9 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:32 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is an energy plan that FITS on a bumper sticker.

Just because a simple concept can be explained simply doesn’t mean it is not valid.

Oh yeah, one other thing.....

“DRILL BABY DRILL!”


10 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:41 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: atc23

Isn’t he the guy who promised to make energy prices “skyrocket”?


11 posted on 02/23/2012 1:48:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now what the heck would someone like Obama know about an energy plan?


12 posted on 02/23/2012 1:50:31 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hope is not a plan!
Change is not a goal!
Barak Hussain Obama Jr. is not a leader!
13 posted on 02/23/2012 1:52:03 PM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: SeekAndFind
"....Well, the American people aren't stupid."

The ones who elected you sure are.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 1:52:36 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: BenLurkin

Indeed. Without skyrocketing conventional energy prices at the consumer level, the green energy / carbon credit / cap and trade scam is impossible.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 1:53:14 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"That's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling. That's a bumper sticker,"

Since all of your grand schemes, wind, solar, ethanol, have failed spectacularly I have one question for you Mr. Obama,
"So what we 'spose to do now moron?"


16 posted on 02/23/2012 1:55:46 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

>>This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.

But he knows the fix is in. The GOP will throw the election as soon as they destroy the last conservative. The Just-Us Dept will ignore voter fraud. Obama will make a vague promise to “help the middle class” with rising fuel prices and the minorities and media will rally around his red banner.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 1:57:54 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"That's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling."

And my brother-in-law, who puts in one eight-hour shift per week as a bartender, is already working.

18 posted on 02/23/2012 1:58:04 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The American people aren't stupid." "

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The ones that put him in the White House are stupid as HELL!

19 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:09 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

These sky-high gasoline prices are no accident or coincidence. You voted for them when you voted for Obama:

You remember that quip Obama gave us that under his policies, energy prices “would necessarily skyrocket“?

Remember that Obama appointed an energy secretary named Steven Chu who said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”??? With gasoline prices in Europe consistently hovering between $7 and $10 a gallon??? Steven Chu said that in explaining the Obama policy of “progressively” making gasoline more and more expensive in order to force Americans to turn to alternative energy sources.
http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/thanks-for-necessarily-skyrocketing-gasoline-prices-obama-gas-prices-expected-to-rise-another-60-cents-a-gallon-by-may/


20 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:30 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bumper sticker slogan? Sort of like “hope and change”?

That being said, it’s a good thing my company has me working from home now instead of commuting 25 miles each way to the office.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:43 PM PST by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: Blogatron

Now, that IS bumper sticker material! :-)


22 posted on 02/23/2012 2:00:57 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boy, Newt would really have fun with this clown if Newt were the nominee. It would be easy pickings. GO NEWT GO!


23 posted on 02/23/2012 2:01:04 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind
"You know there are no quick fixes to this problem."





I suggest we send decoders to the mainstream press, they might be cured of their cult-worship from democrat messiahs.
24 posted on 02/23/2012 2:03:25 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: BenLurkin
Isn’t he the guy who promised to make energy prices “skyrocket”?

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Are you sure he said that? I've yet to see the clip on news when they're talking about the price of gas.

25 posted on 02/23/2012 2:03:25 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This buffoon makes P.T. Barnum’s “There’s a sucker born every minute” seem tame.


26 posted on 02/23/2012 2:03:52 PM PST by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: SeekAndFind

If there’s anything the Halfrican knows about, it’s bumper stickers. His whole life is a bumper sticker.


27 posted on 02/23/2012 2:03:56 PM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we can all just have Moochbutt pull our cars, Mr. Obama.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 2:05:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the obama is right, this country does need a comprehensive energy plan, which it has not had in decades, but right now we need energy costs as low as possible and that means increasing supply AND reigning in gov spending.


29 posted on 02/23/2012 2:09:36 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t listen to that rotten communists King Obama. He is a rotten liar and his brain is so warped.


30 posted on 02/23/2012 2:10:13 PM PST by Logical me
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To: SeekAndFind; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
Test time. Read the following quotes and identify whether they were spoken by Barack or found on a bumper sticker. If Barack write a "B" before the phrase. If a bumper sticker write a "B".
The Cambridge police acted stupidly.

COEXIST

Imagine Whirled Peas

I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today

Socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money

I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.

they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them

Keep the Change

we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

Now for an actual quote from Zero that sort of contradicts what he said about "Drill, baby, drill!"

"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' "

31 posted on 02/23/2012 2:12:36 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Bryanw92

Wont work. High gas prices are too in your face and visceral.

Plus, thugbama melts like a ice cube in the heat whenever the flak starts coming his way.


32 posted on 02/23/2012 2:12:47 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind
As far as gas prices the Clean Air Transport alone will lead to an increase in prices. Nothing to do with S&D, speculation, or the dollar, just short-sighted regulations designed to create economic stress.
33 posted on 02/23/2012 2:13:57 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Realman30
The ones that put him in the White House are stupid as HELL!

+1000. Had the exact same thought when I first saw that statement.

34 posted on 02/23/2012 2:14:44 PM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


35 posted on 02/23/2012 2:29:17 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the guy our the founder’s warned us about.

http://freemencapitalist.com/


36 posted on 02/23/2012 2:33:49 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have an immediate solution to rising gas prices.

Allow more drilling and rescind your refusal to permit the Keystone pipeline.

You’re welcome, President Obama. No no no, don’t try to hire me, I’m happy where I work.


37 posted on 02/23/2012 2:48:16 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet if Obama contacted ANY governor of Alaska, he or she has a comprehensive plan on their desk for specific deregulation, executive orders, tax cuts and drilling locations that would beat any plans Congress and the White House could come up with.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 2:50:03 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: SeekAndFind

Americans love high gas prices as much as they love high taxes.

That’s why they keep voting for them. :)


39 posted on 02/23/2012 2:51:02 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, $2 gas is an energy plan while Clean Renewable Energy” is a campaign slogan to get elected. then it becomes a slush fund boondoggle.

Pray for America


40 posted on 02/23/2012 2:51:17 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The good news I heard on the local radio after His Escellency’s speech today at UM was some student saying: the green thing sounds good but I am concerned about putting gas in my car TODAY.

Could the worm finally beginning to turn. IMO, hit people in the pocketbook enough and they eventually see the picture. Of course, His Excellency will probably propose some kind of program for the “poor” to get credits for their gasoline expenses.


41 posted on 02/23/2012 2:52:53 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SeekAndFind

We tried his “Green Energy” plan and it is an EPIC FAIL!

It looks like the ONLY real plan is for more drilling.


42 posted on 02/23/2012 3:00:32 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: SeekAndFind

He believes that 51 percent of us are idiots.


43 posted on 02/23/2012 3:03:17 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

obama just isnt a driller...hes a drillee


44 posted on 02/23/2012 3:05:07 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Mouton
This IS a bumper sticker issue--short and sweet.

That's why Obama is reacting so strongly to it--he KNOWS it is a "gut" issue that creates strong emotions, and people ACT on emotions much more quickly than "head" issues.

The Dems have EFFECTIVELY used "gut issues" to get people to vote for them--about time we took a page from their playbook!

Go NEWT!

45 posted on 02/23/2012 3:07:10 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: SeekAndFind
http://altrapoint.nextcity.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Middle-finger.jpg

That is my Plan, Ubama, we can start drilling up your dumb-ass once it is kicked out of our House!

46 posted on 02/23/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: SeekAndFind
the boy wouldn't know an energy plan if it bit him on the ass...
47 posted on 02/23/2012 3:27:28 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bttt.


48 posted on 02/23/2012 3:30:37 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Leep

http://theislandnovel.com


49 posted on 02/23/2012 3:59:07 PM PST by darylmh (new workers, new prisons)
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To: Realman30

Obama: I’ll make energy prices “skyrocket”

posted at 1:30 pm on November 2, 2008
by Ed Morrissey

In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices “skyrocket” as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade [plan].

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/02/obama-ill-make-energy-prices-skyrocket/


50 posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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