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With Gas Prices Expected To Drop Below $3, Republicans Suddenly Silent On Obama’s Role

Via: Huffington Post

Experts predict average gas prices may fall below $3 this fall after dropping 14 cents in two weeks.

When prices hit a record high, Republicans attributed sole responsibility to President Obama, even though there is no evidence that factors like drilling impact what consumers pay.

Just two months ago, Republicans said Obama shouldered the blame for rising gas costs, and that only he had the “key” to lower gas prices:

Mitt Romney, March 18, 2012: “He gets full credit or blame for what’s happened in this economy, and what’s happened to gasoline prices under his watch, and what’s happened to our schools, and what’s happened to our military forces. All these things are his responsibility while he’s president.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), April 6, 2012: “The president holds the key to addressing the pain Ohioans are feeling at the gas pump and moving our nation away from its reliance on foreign energy. My question for the president is: what are you waiting for?

Boehner, April 6, 2012: “The president’s own policies to date have made matters worse and driven up gas prices.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Feb. 28 2012: “This President will go to any length to drive up gas prices and pave the way for his ideological agenda.”

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), March 13, 2012: Obama is “fully responsible for what the American public is paying for gasoline.”

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Q: Are Republicans now reversing their rhetoric and giving Obama credit for falling gas prices?

A: Oh, hell NO!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/25/505369/with-gas-prices-expected-to-drop-below-3-republicans-suddenly-silent-on-obamas-role/?tw_p=twt

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personal thought:

I think the President had very little control when the prices rise; nor is he responsible for the drop.

With that said, I do like the timing.

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Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

June 26, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Boehner, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Analysts: Gas prices may have peaked

Via: The Hill

Gasoline prices, which have vexed President Obama politically in recent months, may have reached their peak, according to energy analysts.

Prices at the pump reached nearly $3.94 last Friday, the highest point this year, according to AAA. But prices have decreased slightly over the last five days, reversing increases that began in December of last year.

Analysts say prices could continue to decline.

“What this could potentially mean for motorists is that prices could take a bit of a breather or they might fall,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at gasbuddy.com.

“Traditionally, every spring we see prices rise like this,” DeHaan added. “They tend to peak in late spring.”


Ben Brockwell, director of data and pricing at the Oil Price Information Service, said gasoline prices have decreased more in the last five days than any time during the past year.
Based on the average increase during the first three months of the year, gasoline prices should have hit a national average of $4 a gallon on Tuesday, according to Brockwell’s early projections.

Read more: HERE:

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/221069-analysts-gas-prices-may-have-peaked

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personal thought:

IF this is true, I think we can expect hear a ratcheting up by the GOP of why ‘We need to take out Iran – NOW!’

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April 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment