GOP to make high gas prices a campaign issue

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    Predictions of record high gas prices this spring and continuing on through summer will certainly be a major sticking point in Obama's bid for a second term.
    Record Gas Prices Bolster GOP Arsenal Against Obama
     
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    And yet, I seriously doubt they could come up with much evidence that could attribute the rise to Obama's policies.

    That being said, the American people would probably buy it anyway. So, yeah, Obama should be worried.
     
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    Obama already said rising prices is because of an improving economy.

    Unfortunately he's already said that his energy policies would "necessarily" cause prices to sky-rocket.

    In layman's terms, Obama wants prices to go up.



    That's not something he wants to talk about openly.

     
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    Iraq, which was supposed to PAY for itself, did not. That noted, YES, Obama will take a lot of heat over gas prices.
     
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    Yeah....everybody knows......

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    When he became President the price of gas was less than $2 and now it's heading toward $4.

    He wanted the price to go up. It's like a tax on everyone. His fucken $40 extra a month isn't gonna cover the increase in food and gas it's gonna cause.
     
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    Are you referring to this administrations policies such as striking down of the Keystone pipeline for "political" re-election concerns, and the closing of 3 coal plants, while Federal Government investment into the Chevy Volt (which only reached ONE THIRD of it's 2011 production goals) increased? Let's see striking down further oil production while trying to force a failed green energy initiative onto the sales market, then watching Iran make more hostile threats as they further their nuclear ambitions . . . . couldn't possibly have any effect on future gas prices. :cuckoo:
     
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    Whatever they can do to force the price of fossil-fuels up they will do. They feel that is the only way can make alternative energy sources affordable. Problem is as the price of fossil-fuels goes up so will alternative sources as well.
     
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    If they rise he can push his agenda ... win or lose because "there are risks" yea there are risks in drilling as well as everything else to
     
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    If gas has to go up to ten bucks a gallon between now and election day, if it gets him out, it will be a small price to pay.
     

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