The Republicans filibuster for Big Oil

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    Is there anything more symbolic than Republican politicians debating in the dark for Big Oil?

    Since they have been in the dark for most of there lives....
     
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    How about debating for cheaper gas prices? How about debating for lessening our dependacy on foreign oil? How about debating for reducing our trade deficit?


    Pelosi's response....
    Pelosi, in an interview published Tuesday in Politico.com, defended her efforts to stall spending bills, saying as speaker she decides which bills will make it to the House floor.

    "I'm trying to save the planet. ... I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy," Pelosi said. “When you win the election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”

    FOXNews.com - As Pelosi Tries to 'Save the Planet,' Republicans Criticize Offshore Drilling Ban - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
     
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    That would include giving her gavel to millions of Americans suffering from gas prices...:cuckoo:
     
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    Obama had the real and immediate solution to high gas prices....conservation.

    And how did the asshole Republicans react to that? They made fun of conservation! They made fun of the only real and immediate solution to our problem. They are the biggest bunch of fucking assholes I have ever seen.

    The Tire-Gauge Solution: No Joke - TIME
     
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    This is just silly, come on get real....
    I can see pregnant women everywhere bending over to check their tire pressure.

    Isn't he the candidate that said, that the gas tax holiday was gimmick? What the hell is this then? A gimmick, to deflect from providing real solutions, so that he can appeal to his base the enviromentalist. Like drilling, which would decrease prices, decrease our dependacy on foriegn oil and reduce our huge trade deficits.
     
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    No, conservation is the immediate solution to our problem, and it is already working. Demand for gasoline is down, and the price has dropped as a result. Drilling will produce more oil 10 years down the road by which time we could have switched to alternatives if we had Democratic leadership.
     
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    Pregnant women?

    That's an old bullshit argument.....I remember when they were debating women in the military some dumb Senator got us and said he was against it because, "They'll be pregnant women fighting in the trenches." Some things never change.
     
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    It seems that the price of oil has been dropping steadily since Bush announced that he was lifting the executive ban on offshore drilling. It started dropping the next day and has been on a steady downward trend since. Our gas is priced on futures. If futures traders feel there is going to be an increasing supply, oil prices drop. Demand has also helped in this downward trend too as well. But thinking that all or a vast majority of Americans are going to check their tire pressure and get tune ups is just silly.
     
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    No a realist, there are women that are pregnant no? There are the disabled and etc....
     
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    No, it is not silly to tell Americans to conserve gas. It is practical. Debating in the dark for Big Oil is silly.

    And yes, there is this thing called demand that effects the price. Americans drove 10 billion miles less last month. Just our way of saying, "Fuck you, Big Oil."
     

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