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Rising fuel prices: blame the Dems (and RINOs)

Written on Friday, July 15, 2011 by

gas prices

A recent Patriot article asked, $6 Gas by Summer? Naturally, motorists will be angry at the added expense they can see.  Americans in general might notice higher prices in general, not least due to increased transport costs.   Many will look for someone to blame, and unscrupulous politicians love to find a scapegoat.

“Greedy” oil companies v the greedy tax man

Oil companies have long been a favourite target.   A favourite sport of Congressional demagogues is hauling oil executives before them and berating them for their “greed”.  They dare not answer back because Congress has usurped the power to issue, and more importantly, to deny permits to drill.  Just think of the recent bullying by the current gangster government in defiance of court orders.

But if they dared to answer, they could truthfully respond to the cheap grandstanding and hypocrisy (see also The Greed Myth):

Our “greed” is nothing compared to that of politicians!  We make only about 8% profit.  Yet we spend millions to find oil; drill through sometimes seven miles of earth; deliver it in expensive ships, pipelines and trucks; purify it carefully—with more costs due to state requirements to pollute good fuel with ethanol to pay back its lobby.  Yet we still deliver a liquid cheaper than the bottled water and soft drinks sold by the same gas stations!

Taxes add more to the price than our profitsprobably three times more.  The federal government takes 18.4 cents a gallon in taxes; Iowa takes another 22 cents a gallon, and California 61 cents.  So those who buy gasoline in Iowa must fork out 40.4 cents per gallon, and Californians 79.4c, to satisfy your greed for more money to buy votes.  And you take this money by force, just because you can.  You contribute nothing, but mooch off our hard work, like the slavers of old.

The real reason: supply and demand

Really, the “greed” explanation is absurd on the face of it.  It would imply that oil companies magically become greedier during times of oil crisis and less greedy in times of plenty.

But high prices are really a symptom of the problem: we haven’t enough oil in the economy.  And in a market economy, they provide two signals: 1) consumers: use less; 2) producers: find more.  But some economically illiterate Democrats and RINOs try to put a lid on prices, hence the price controls of Presidents Nixon and Carter, and “anti-gouging” laws by socialist governors (of both parties).

But thus just hides the symptom, not the underlying problem.  It would be like Michelle Obama trying to control childhood obesity by fighting for a law that forbade bathroom scales from registering above a certain weight (see also Socialism: Stupidity and Arrogance).  The only way to have genuine lower prices is to get more oil.  But liberals have consistently blocked us from using our own oil.

This includes the Democrats and the RINO McCain, who blocked drilling in a tiny fraction of the bleak Alaskan wilderness—about 2,000 acres of the 20 million acres of ANWR—against the wishes of the Alaskans.  This would have gained billions of barrels of oils.  Similar short-sighted policies have blocked much off-shore drilling, and exploiting the estimated trillion-plus barrels of shale oil in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. (See this explanation by economist Dr Thomas Sowell (about three minutes in)):

Liberals like Clinton scoffed at trying to solve the oil shortage by opening up America to drilling, because it would take 10 years to deliver the oil to the consumers.  But that was over 15 years ago, and the oil is still uselessly in the ground!  Similarly Obama said: no way that allowing offshore drilling would lower gas prices right now. At best you are looking at five years or more down the road.

But not only are they absurdly short-sighted, they are also economic buffoons.  In reality, economist Dr Walter Williams pointed out in 2008 that the oil price would drop today, even if the oil were not available for years:

Put yourself in the place of an OPEC member knowing there would be a greater supply of U.S. oil five or 10 years, hence maybe driving oil prices lower to say $40 a barrel. What will you want to do now while oil is $130 a barrel? You would want to sell as much oil now and OPEC’s collective efforts to do so would put downward pressures on current oil prices. Right now the U.S. Congress is OPEC’s staunchest ally.

This indeed happened later that year when GWB lifted the moratorium on offshore drilling. Even the possibility of more home-grown oil caused a big price drop.

Speculators: an alternative villain

Obama, consistent with his hatred of free enterprise, recently blamed “speculators”, again not addressing taxes, just as his lame opponent McCain had done (see also the Patriot article U.S. Team to Study Whether ‘Speculators’ Driving Up Pump Prices).  Yet speculators perform an important function in reducing wild price swings and conservation.  Suppose that during a time of low oil prices, a speculator thinks that it might become expensive a few years from now.  He might buy a large quantity fairly cheaply, but his act of buying keeps the price from dropping too sharply.  And as he intends to sell later, he stores this oil—preventing it being consumed.  If he is right about a price rise later, he sells at a good profit—but at least there is oil to buy, rather than the shortages of the 1970s.  And the extra supply keeps the price down.

Intended or unintended consequences?

Normally, liberals assume that if the economy or a certain group is disadvantaged, it was intended by evil people.  Conservatives realize we live in an imperfect world, with flawed people who are limited in knowledge, hence unintended consequences (see How the Left has always exploited “crisis”).  Hence for the previous oil shocks, I blame economic stupidity rather than evil intent.

But I make an exception if someone has revealed his intent to produce bad consequences.  Obama has done just that by his words and deeds.   As shown on a Patriot video clip, Obama wanted energy prices to skyrocket, and prove this by appointing Stephen Chu as energy secretary.  Chu said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”—which, thanks to enormous taxes, are equivalent to $10/gallon, and they don’t have the huge distances we have.

Furthermore, Dinesh D’Souza’s groundbreaking book The Roots of Obama’s Rage points out that Obama tells us that he is following “Dreams from my Father”—a communist, atheist, philanderer killed while DUI, who also wanted to bring down the “colonialists” including America.  This thesis explains even more of Obama’s actions than the obvious fact that Obama is a fanatical Watermelon—Green on the outside, Red on the inside.

One example D’Souza brought up was Obama’s ban on American oil drilling, while supporting oil drilling in Brazil.  A later Investors.com article Obama: Drill, Brazil, Drill! points out:

We have noted this double standard before, particularly when — at a time when the president was railing against tax incentives for U.S. oil companies — we supported the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s plan to lend $2 billion to Brazil’s state-run Petrobras with the promise of more to follow.

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico—and a de facto moratorium covering the rest—Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Conclusion

By analogy with Rush Limbaugh below, if you support Obama and the Dems, then you deserve to suffer from high gas prices!

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  • http://Facebook Que Dub

    WHAT THE H3LL !!!! NO SILVER BULLET !!!!!!!!

    BULL SH1T !!!!! THERE’S WELLS CAPPED OFF ALL OVER THE USA (from oil co. employee) !!!!
    JUST NEED TO PUT PUMPS ON THEM !!!!!!!!!!!LIFT THE DRILLING BANS, NOW !!!! LET SHELL CONTINUE THEIR OIL DRILLING OF THE ALASKA COAST, NNOUWWW !!!!! I MEAN NOW !!!!!!!!!

    mr. obama , YOU GOT US INTO THIS TERRIBLE MESS!!! thanks for nothing !!!!!!!!!!

    • http://patriotupdate.com Jon

      But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object
      evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty,
      to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

    • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

      TANGERINE GASOLINE

      We here in America need cheaper Gasoline,
      As our leaders drive around in Limosines.
      Yet we are told demands for better supply are Obcene,
      As our Congress itself Preens.
      The President says buy a cheaper Machine,
      Or get more gas by squeezing Tangerines,
      Or just slide around on Vasoline!!!

      The White House acts as if on Codiene,
      Come next election,
      It will be time to Spring-Clean!!!

    • http://aol mimi

      YOU ARE RIGHT ON ,I BLAME BOTH PARTYS, WHY WON’T THEY LET US START WORKING ON OUR RESOURCES???????? THAT IS THE ANSWER, TO LOWER PRICES. I’M NO POLITICIAN,BUT I DO USE MY BRAIN TO THINK AND I’M THINKING THEY DON’T CARE, ABOUT WE THE PEOPLE, JUST KEEP BUYING FROM COUNRTYS THAT HATE US, WE GIVE THEM MORE MONEY TO BUY WEAPONS TO KILL US !!!! WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE IN OUR HOUSE DOING NOTING TO HELP US!!!!!!!!! NO JOBS THEY COULD CARE LESS!!!!!!! AMERICANS IT’S TIME ,MORE THEN EVER TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THESE HATERS!!!!THE DEMS AND THE RINOS MUST BE VOTED OUT,TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE OF ALL THE POLITICIANS THAT HAVE LIED TO US SO MANYS TIMES. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OBUMMER AND ALL THIS GREEN PEOPLE, DRIVE IN A SMART CAR,BUT NO WAY WILL THEY DO THAT, THEY NEED THEIR LIMOSINES, THEY NEED THEIR PRIVATE PLANES, THAT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR, OMG WHAT HAVE WE LET HAPPENING, THEY THINK THEY CAN BOSS US AROUND AND WE FOOLS HAVE LET THEM!!!! NOW IS THE TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THE JOKE ON US IS OVER, WE THE PEOPLE WILL TAKE BACK OUR, OUR AMERICA AND OUR WHITE HOUSE , WE PAY FOR,NOT ONE MORE TAX,NOT ONE MORE PENNY ,SHOULD WE PAY THESE LYING CROOKS ON BOTH SIDES.WE NEED NEW BLOOD, PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHO THEY WORK FOR,IT’S WE THE PEOPLE, NOT THEM SELVES, THEY MUST THINK ABOUT WHAT WE WANT AND NEED, OR NO MORE PAY CHECK, CLOSE THE PEOPLES HOUSE, UNTILL THAT GET IT THEY WORK FOR US!!!!!!! TEA ANY ONE????? AMERICAN RESORCES NOW, JOOOBS,LOWER COST FOR US!!!!!!!!!!

    • TD

      First off, to the dumbass that wrote this article. Learn how to spell Favorite. Or at least learn how to use spell check dumbass.

    • rhurt

      Hey TD, is that all that you have to write about-an english grammar correction? Did you deny all that this article had to list concerning the non-stupidity of this administration. I say not stupid-no one could be this stupid-Obama knows exactly what he is doing-bring this country below third world standards of living. If you are what you sound like-a Liberal-then you need to be the first to suffer and leave the rest of these United States alone-go somewhere else and rant about some one’s spelling. There are only a few jerks like the Liberals in the world, perhaps the USA has too many, and most want to bring this country down. Pleasae go to the nearest Muslim country and stay-you will be in good company-they too wish to destroy Capitalism-specifically the economy of the US.

    • cheryl

      Me thinks you are trying to prove your super intelligence. It doesn’t make a difference is someone spells something wrong, I’m smart enough to know what they meant.I know a lot of people with very high IQ that are not good spellers. Unless you can contribute a comment that’s meaningful stay off this site and find someplace else to pump up your pitiful ego.

    • Whackajig

      The dumbass is simple minded TD who fails to know that the spelling “favourite” is not only accecptable and correct, but often prefered. The simple use of a dictionary would have prevented TD from looking so foolish.

    • Ken

      This is the tactic of the left. Don’t talk about the obvious subject, make an insult, then we will all be talking about that. When facts hit the Dems here comes the rhetoric. Obama is the best at it. The very best at the rhetoric. Instead of talking about oil and the lack of supply, let’s talk about someone’s spelling. That will solve the problem, won’t it? What we have to do as Americans is keep the rhetoric out of conversations and ask for solutions that met the problem. We need to DRILL in AMERICA. The dems don’t want to discuss this, it’s too painfully truthful, it hurts them. They suddenly become sick and distracted. We as Americans have to keep them on subject and on the task of doing what is right for America. If you want jobs, drill, if you want cheep gas drill, if you want cheaper food drill, if you want to reduce the deficit, drill. If it don’t work what will happen? What? Answer that one Obama. The economy will get better and the Dems will look stupid? Probably!! More stupid then someone misspelling a word. But do it anyway and act like it was your idea. Suddenly your smart again.

    • Margaret

      You forgot a comma in your last sentence. Is that as bad as not spelling favorite correctly? Just wondering.

    • Linda

      *Sigh* The writer did not misspell favorite! The correct spelling in Great Britain is ‘favourite’. Perhaps that is where the writer is from?
      Nevertheless, your comment is just silly nit-picking, considering the content of the article. Open your eyes, ears and your mind and learn something before it is too late!

    • Conservative Patriot

      Just part of Mr O’s plans to deliver this country into Socialism. Mr Soros invested many hours hoping to find an evil greedy unAmerican to do his bidding and Mr O was made to order. Validity of his birth certificate is of no consequence, his actions speak loudly. He plans to make this a haven for Muslim extremists and his slave gang( welfare recipients) will deliver his wishes by he keeping him in office 4 more years.

  • http://none Karl

    Gasoline cost $1.85 just as the Democrats were elected. Today at the cheap self-serve station I paid $3.56 which is about double the cost. I am still on my retirement income which has not increased. It is a real bad situation!

    • http://n/A John

      Check out what I am saying here. The price of Gas has gone up because of eastern problems yes but it has not gone up for this reason as much as it has for the declining value of the U.S. dollar. Since obama, and bernake at the FED, have printed up billions of dollars which has caused the American Dollar to be devalued by about 35%. If obama fails to STOP the spending and simply prints more money up to pay our debts our dollar is going to be worthless and inflation will hit levels we have NEVER SEEN Before. This will cause complete havoc in our Country like that of which we also have never seen before. We need to get ride of obama and close down the FED.

    • http://na John

      JOE BIDEN for president…NOW!

    • ARMYOF69

      WHAT?????????
      Are you CRAZY???????
      Biden belongs with a collar round his neck, and the guy holding the leash playing an accordion…

    • ARMYOF69

      O.K. John, I am laughing now…..

    • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

      JOE BIDEN aka “the gaffe machine”

    • cheryl

      Are you kidding me. We would go from Dumb to Dumber.

    • Conservative Patriot

      You have got to be kidding. Biden is as close to the village idiot as one can find today. Noone with a brain could even begin to be as dumb as Biden.

    • jan

      And this is why Obama wants to invoke the UN Small Arms Treaty — you do not want the people armed during a time of havoc as the economy is falling apart. Yet that is exactly the time we should be armed. Obama wants control of everything, much like most dictators, and this gas situation is right in line with his plan to destroy this country.

    • wasadoc

      Remember when he was running for the office, he commented that “Energy prices would necessairly have to rise”. He told everybody, upfront, what he was going to do.

  • http://yahoo.com tod

    Barry’s Muslim Mafia Fault !

    • http://Patriotupdate NamVet68/70

      Don’t give up your guns!!!

    • ARMYOF69

      Hell no, but do go out there, and buy some more , and do not forget the ammo, and get your own ammo making eqpt.

    • http://patriotnews GATORFANR1

      AND BE SURE TO PRACICE.IT WOULD ALSO BE GOOD TO GETA LITTLE GUNSMITHING TRAINING. NEVER FORGOT MY ARMY TRAINING(VN).MY PROPERTY IS PROTECTED BY PTSD AND SMITH AND WESSON.

  • David

    well if you voted for the JACKASS PARTY then you deserve what you get. You wouldn’t leave your cat with these JACKASS’S but they keep wrecking the the county when they get in charge.
    How stupid are you people??? They will never drill, because they think that some stupid obscure bug is more important than humans.
    This is their moral equivalance that all life is the same. Well it isn’t, humans are more important than bugs.

    VOTE OUT THE JACKASS’S

    • Charles Martel

      Correct David! And of course these are the same losers who have no problem with abortion, in fact they support it in every way and claim that it’s a woman’s “choice” instead of a human life! Their meeting with God is gonna get ugly!!!

    • Whackajig

      Are blacks, liberals and mexicans considered human?

    • Margaret

      Yes, they are. But if you look at the statistics, there are more black children aborted than white. I don’t know the statistics for Mexicans and liberals, but given the support liberals have for “choice”, I’d bet it’s pretty high for them as well. What does that say about the value they see in their own children?

    • Conservative Patriot

      Their goal is destruction of democracy. Mr Soros bought Barry O, knowing the mindrobbed robots and tree huggers were ready for the rebirth of what appears to be a combination of Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden. He is following the course planned by Mr Soros and his gang of progressive idiots. His strategy is to insure his reelection by continuing to increase his slave group( entitlement group/welfare recipients/ sperm donors and incubators). By making sure the number of brain dead druggies surpass real Americans he insures his reelection and God help us if he gets another 4 years, this country is gone.

  • American with a birth certificate…

    Like obama and all democrats will say,ITS bushes fault. I know pelosi was the seaker since 06 and the democrats have held congress and the senate since 06 but look,obama can not be blamed for anything. It might be Clitons fault or Bushes fault but please,it is not obamas fault.just because obama and the democrats will not let us drill bigtime and become independent fron imported oil and just because we will not secure our borders only means one thing..—Its all Bushes fault.

    • http://n/A John

      obama is ruining our country. Yes he entered the office with some problems but he has solved nothing. The republicans getting the tax cuts continued is the best that’s been done so far to improve our economy and jos. obama is devaluing our dollar severely by about 35% so far. Sorry! but he’s got to go! If he keeps on the American Dollar will be worthless.

    • wasadoc

      We know it is, because the obummer keeps reminding us that it is.

  • Mary

    I think we’re headed for another market crash.
    When the gas prices go up this usually follows.

    • William

      That’s what happened in 08. Gas was 4.50 a gallon then the housing bubble burst.

  • Alan in Orange Park, FL

    VOTE BABY VOTE
    we “have got to” get rid of this guy

    • jb80538

      This guy and all the rest of the dems in office!

    • http://N/A June

      Please do not forget our RINOs they are Dems at heart.

    • Allen

      Don’t forget about the rhinos. I told all of you McCain was involved in this and nobody believed me. I believe he has secret meetings with Obama and his goons today. Rhinos must be voted out also.I think McCain is the main one keeping the other republicans from going along with the tea party.

    • http://aol mimi

      RIGHT ON MCCAIN, IS A BIG ASS RION, I DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM, I VOTED FOR SARAH PALIN ,A REAL AMERICAN WOMAN,WHO CARES ABOUT WE THE PEOPLE AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP MY RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. JOIN THE TEA PARTY, AMERICANS LETS, TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS, WHAT WE PAY FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! I THINK EVERYDAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN THE PEOPLES HOUSE WE KNOW WHAT WE NEED TO DO,FOR US, GET ALL THE DEMOCRAPS AND RINOS OUT OF OUR HOUSE ONCE AND FOR ALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!

    • http://n/A John

      AMEN!

    • Whackajig

      There exist many ways to get rid of barfup ovomit. Voting him out is one way, but a lot slower than a speeding bullet. I am not going to shoot the flucker, but I sure wish someone would.

  • William

    Politicians are retarded. Only a free, unrestricted market can fix our problems. The reason I don’t drive a hybrid is because they suck. They cost too much and they are way to small. If our so-called free market can bring an electric 4X4 to the market at a reasonable price, I’d buy one as long as I can afford my electric bill. Too bad the gov’t is making my bill skyrocket! A free market will provide the solutions.

    • Allen

      This country isn’t ready for those junk hybrid cars yet and never will be. Only a stupid democrat would drive them. Washington needs to get the hell out of the way and drill for oil again. Every state needs to tell obama to go to hell and drill anyway.

  • Roscoe

    Don’t you worry one little bit! I’m sure there is already a plan in the works for anyone that votes {even the dead, the illegals or anyone else} for a Demorat will be rewarded with FREE gas

  • james

    I like Trumps ideas on OPEC.

  • William

    I agree, anyone who votes for a demorat…gets free gas but only the 1st vote counts.All of you who voted for the 1st black to be a part of history, SHUT UP ! You deserve this for being so stupid. Every time the rats are in charge this is what happens, but maybe a little different this time. He may actually destroy this once great nation.I want to see how benevolent the other countries are to us once they’re in charge.

  • ARMYOF69

    In Los Angeles area, we have been paying over $4.20 for quite a while, it’s $5.00 any day now.
    THANK YOU OBAMA…………..

  • hotrodroy

    Hey!!!!
    What About Those Of Us Who Didn’t Vote For Mr Obama-bin-lying???? We’re Getting “The Shaft” With The People Who Did Put This Complete Buffoon, (Who Couldn’t Run a City Or A Small Business) Let Alone Run The Greatest Most Powerful Country In The World!!!!

  • H Stumpf

    Obummer is our Enemy! He. Always will be…….so, get him the he’ll OUT !

  • Lyn

    Glen Beck said Obama wasn’t born in Kenya, US or Indonesia, he was born in hell. Maybe he (Obama)wants to make America as much like his first home as possible! Please, please, please people! He has got to go! Stop spending all the energy, all the arguements and debate on every issue there is when one focus (getting him gone) is it! Stop trying to put out all the fires and remove the cause. If we could get focused long enough to get serious about that we might come up with the ways and means but we have GOT TO GET RID OF THIS MONSTER! America is disappearing quicker than the Titanic! Please get someone, anyone who can make that happen or we are done!

    • True Blue

      YOu need to think clearly: why get BO out just to put in Old man Bush’s good ol boy, Gay marriage Mill also known as the original RomneyCare guy, or progressive liberal Huckabee, or more war Jeb Bush. We will be worse off than before. we need a real president like TRUMP.

    • http://na John

      JOE BIDEN for president….NOW!

    • Whackajig

      If obungle were to drop dead from gunshot, poison, hanging or something, Biden would take over the presidency. Biden is too stupid to do all the evil shit odumdum is doing. Maybe Biden SHOULD replace Komissar obamavitch until the next election.

  • scout

    There’s some rocky road ahead………..

  • True Blue

    I don’t have time to blame people, we need to impeach BO, and have a special election, vote in Trump, and he will call OPEC lower the price of gas, and then start drilling here now. Who cars that the Dems and BO have EPA the USA to depend on foreign oil, and stoppe out production so they could get funding from Soros China, and Arabs. Just get Trump in.

  • Clarence Dietrich

    I said in 1998 that a lot of oil wells were capped off because of the EPA. It seems like the Dems didn’t care then and they don’t care now. They just want us to travel like the Amish, Hutterites, and Mennites. They will still TAX us for bales of hay,alfalfa, and other feed. Plus the road apples that are collected. They just seem to find ways to beat us down.

    • Whackajig

      “They” (govt) will beat you down if you permit it. Our founding fathers were beat down and shit on, but they had the balls to do something about it. Do we?

  • Jo Mack

    Lobama is enjoying this. I am telling you stock up on food and supplies. Because tractor trailors wont be on the highway delivering food and the store shelves will be bare. There will be killing on the streets and robbing because Lobama wants to impose Martial Law. Martial law means take your guns, you have no food, no gas, no electricity, and you are starving. Whats next Mr Lobama with your hands out please feed me. Welcome to Loamadijadid. Stock up on food, weapons, ammo, and be prepared.

    • Red Rooster

      We are stocked on food, ammo and a garden and willing to help our neighbors

    • Charles Martel

      You’re a true patriot!

    • http://aol mimi

      YOU ARE RIGHT ON, I HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO STOCK UP ON FOOD!!!!!! OBUMMER THE DEMOCARPS AND THE RINOS ARE GOING TO GO TO HELL.WE MUST VOTE THEM OUT!!!! THIS TIME BE VERY CAREFUL LISTEN ,SEE WHAT THEY ARE ALL ABOUT, DON’T TAKE WHAT THEY SAY AS THE TRUTH,MAKE SURE YOU KNOW ALL YOU CAN ABOUT THE PERSON. NOW IS TIME TO GET THIS HATER OUT OF OUR HOUSE. WHO DOES OBUMMER THINK HE IS TELLING US WHAT WE CAN EAT WHAT WE CAN DRIVE, WHAT WE CAN SAY ,HE THINKS HE’S A KING, HE CAN DO ANY THING HE WANTS TO US,I THINK HE BETTER WAKE UP,NOT ALL AMERICANS ARE FOOLS,AND SOME OF THE FOOLS THAT VOTED IN THIS MORON ARE VERY SORRY!!!!!!! AS A INDEPENDENT WOMAN, I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAP OR A RINO WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!! I THINK WE COULD USE A GOOD WOMAN AS PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT. I’M LIKING AT THIS TIME TRUMP AND TWO REPUBLICAN WOMAN, WHO WOULD KICK BUTT FOR US, SARAH AND MICHELLE TWO GOOD WOMEN!!!!!!! I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR. OBUMMER MUST GOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    I am sick and tired of communist and rino liberals supporting : Communist ideas,u.N. international bankers, imf, trilateral commission,bilderberger,foreign relation,China, russia, and other comie nations. see who is in Congress and More on Obama: http://www.commieblaster.com Tell others. Obama deception hq full lenght dvd on you tube,Obama doesnt want you to see this, by info wars69,www.inforwars.com/bombshell-barack and end all forms on communist antifreedom controls.

  • John

    Obama want a police state 4 , ” The Rise of Fema ” and Impose all U.N. powers on us.

  • Red Rooster

    IMPEACH OBAMA

    • http://yahoo.com grace

      IMPEACH TODAY. THEY HAVE THE MEANS AND THE JUSTIFICATION TO DO SO. Congress just getin and start it now. Each of us can get a hold
      of our Congressmen, and senators and tell them get busy.

  • http://espionageaction-actionadventure.blogspot.com stephen russell

    Blame these:
    Eco groups IE Sierra Club
    UN
    Intl agreements
    Saudis.
    anti drilling mindset in DC
    Radical Eco groups.
    Estd DC politics
    & Nothing Gets Done
    Thanks RINOs & Dems.
    Commence lawsuits?

    • Red Rooster

      AMEN TO THAT

    • ARMYOF69

      I will be willing to donate, if you can find a lawyer who loves America, really.

  • http://yahoo PecosBob

    Thank God George W. Bush went into war with Iraq and Afghan for oil, otherwise we’d be paying $20.00 a gallon. Silly,silly fools.

  • Ronald, Maryland

    I will vote Republican but my contributions will be to TEA party candidates. The Republican leadership is knee deep in Rino stink.

    But let’s look before we leap, don’t let the Democrats pick Obamas competition!

    I’d vote for Sarah Palin in the primary if she had a running mate who has said Obama acts like a third world dictator.

    • Lyn

      Yes sir reee Ronald! I’m with you there. Watch Sarah as she watches Trump now. She has a few surprises in store herself soon. Go Sarah!

  • Red Rooster

    My husband is a 20 year Air Force retiree and this is not the country he gave 20 years of his life for some Kenya president to destroy

    • Red Rooster

      T N: Not until all of give me give ceases

  • Transparency Now

    There sure are a bunch of stupid people out there. Are we awake yet?

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    This brain dead president and the fed got us in this mess.We should investigate holder and obummer.

  • ARMYOF69

    What hurts the most about excessive gas prices, is the fact that a great deal of it is going to the goat herder arabs [ now called kings and princes ] , so they can pass the money to those who will buy weapons to kill our service men.

  • G

    I am A Korean Wartime “1952” USMC veteran, I had To Show A Birth Certificate To enable me to Join. OK Republicans & Democrats answer “WHY”, You And The so called News Media Constantly try to convince us, That Our Constitution lets Someone Be President Of This Once Great Nation, and He Does Not Have To Show His Proof of Citizenship “Birth Certificate Etc. “In 2012 Vote Them Out”. Where Is The Justice Department. and The Supreme Court?. 1st Act Of The New Administration should be to verify His Eligibility, if he is not eligible as defined by the constitution, Then All Legislation Signed by him should voided Immediately.

  • ARMYOF69

    Do not fret. Soon we shall have burros we can ride around in, all the way from mehiko, and think of all those benefits. No gas needed, no repairs , no real speed that might kill you, no crossing lights needed, no insurance necessary ,no registration, just a simple saddle, some hay, carrots, and a shit bag hanging at the back. AND…you can use what’s i n it for fuel to cook with. Am really looking forward to that, are’nt you?

  • R. Cook

    The next time some idiot liberal tells you we have to move to “green” energy; ask him how he can make steel with solar or wind

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    The DemocRATS New Bill of Rights:

    Amendment 1.
    Congress shall make laws denying rights to religion, except if the Bible has been sanitized, gutted and deemed legal by NAMBLA in all 50 states.

    Amendment 2.
    A well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is appropriate only if arms are defined as squirt guns, lamp shades, whoopee cushions and Anna Nicole Smith reruns. All other weapons are to be banned.

    Amendment 3
    No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war. However, any Governor, sane or insane, moral or corrupt can seize your property and home at any time if he smells an emergency or epidemic. Perhaps this will be the next solution to low state revenues.

    Amendment 4.
    People have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, except for the following: 94 year old grandmothers in wheelchairs at airports, gun owners, pro lifers, Bible thumpers, hunters, truck drivers and border patrol. All clones, revolving genders, actors, communists and flag burners are exempt from search and seizures.

    Amendment 5.
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital crime unless presented by a peer group of lawyers currently recovering from herpes and who have been married at least 6 times. Also, no person shall be subject for the same offense twice unless of course he is a twin and the jury pool can’t tell them apart. Triplets shall be charged at least three times.

    Amendment 6
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. The accused also gets 10% royalty rights on the tell all book, 7% royalties from airings on all major networks, 5% airings on reruns with Chinese and French subtitles, and 3% royalties for posing for tabloids. Since 50% of all accused felons go on to become a congressman, kickbacks to all union heads and ex-interns will be distributed equally by the association of lonely mathematicians, ALM.

    Amendment 7
    All law suits against tobacco companies start at 100 million, all casino suits start at 75 million; All obesity suits start at 65 million; All wrongful birth suits start at 50 million; All alien hate speech suits start at 46 million; All “I didn’t get a date to the prom and now hate women” law suits start at 42 million; “I have the legs of a Tasmanian Wombat and no one will hire me” 30 million; I stuck my tongue on a frozen flag pole and the class left me standing there, 27 million; and finally, I share an IQ with 13 cousins and am too stupid to know who to sue, 22 million.

  • Pat Sinclair

    Obama is to blame and nobody else. We could have been drilling and drilling for oil for a long time now. They even said okay to Shell and then shut them out of Alaska. Obama is the only one to blame. He plans to bankrupt our country and make our dollar worthless in order to control the people of the United State of America.

  • bolo

    Thomas Sowell should have been our first black president. He gets it.

    Gas prices are high for two reasons. This Marxist government wants it in order to further to collapse our economny. And secondly, the Federal Reserve keeps printing money and thereby devaluing the dollar. The dollar doesn’t have the buying power to buy the crude. The dollar can’t buy as much as it did before this money printing binge of the Federal Reserve. I’m dumb, but not stupid. Its time to dissolve the Federal Reserve and go back to the gold standard.

  • Lou

    Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results!! Our government and politicians have been doing and saying this since the 1970 gas lines. And have yet to do anything about extracting our domestic oil. It’s PATHETIC AND SO ARE THEY!

  • BUTCH

    They are to blame. However, the environmental groups (all hypocrits). Are to blame for destroying our country and its economy. They destroy farming to save a minnow. They destroy the lumber industry to save an owl. They destroy lives because they will not allow water to be pulled out of a reservoir because of trash fish. They have destroyed the mining industry and they and the muslim in chief are desperately trying to destroy the coal industry and all fossil fuel industries. They are also destroying our game herds and other food sources through the endangered species act. The organizations prey emotionally on the useful idiots in society, getting them to contribute to “the cause”, only to pad the pockets of those who run the organization. These people need to be shut down immediately. If you are one of the useful idiots understand that you are helping to destroy our country and quit sending them money.

  • Skeptic

    This article sounds like it was written by the Oil Industry. Is it possible it was the Nathan Davidson below that wrote it? Of course it’s nearly impossible to do any research on the writer as they do not provide a link to a professional profile like any respectable blog should. But it sure seems likely considering his interest in domestic drilling.

    Vice President of Business Development
    Nathan Davidson – nd@doenergy.com

    Mr. Davidson began his oil and gas career with Carson Energy Group in Austin Texas where he was exposed to all aspects of the oil and gas industry. In 2002 Davidson became an independent, utilizing the knowledge gained with Carson; Davidson assembled a large lease position in the Barnett Shale and subsequently sold the position to a large independent. Davidson’s oil and gas experience ranges from negotiations with landowners for lease acquisition to working with contractors to insure the proper drilling and completion of wells. Davidson’s exposure to all aspects of the oil field makes him an ideal person to represent our company as the Vice President of Business development.

    Domestic Energy Development Inc. is a group of dedicated oil and gas professionals, with over 200 years experience in land, legal, exploration, development and management of oil and gas assets. Our primary focus is to consistently add reserves by generating, developing and drilling high quality, technically sound oil and gas exploration and development prospects or through acquisitions where our technical expertise may be utilized.

  • B. Brown

    I get Literature from the R.N.C. and wanted to vote in their Straw Poll, but it WAS NOT ACCEPTED. They wanted a donation for my vote to count. I will not give anything to the Republican Party, because it would probably go to RINO’S, most of the Presidentail Nominees are not electable. Cain, is the only true Conservative out there , but nobody puts him on T.V. We are going to get an Idiot like Trump, and I can not vote for him. He is in too deep with the Dems. In fact I think he is only running to split up the Republican Party. FOX NEWS is one of the worst to be kissing his feet.

  • Matt

    This article sounds like it was written by the Oil Industry. Is it possible it was the Nathan Davidson below that wrote it? Of course it’s nearly impossible to do any research on the writer as they do not provide a link to a professional profile like any respectable blog should. But it sure seems likely considering his interest in domestic drilling.

    Vice President of Business Development
    Nathan Davidson

    Mr. Davidson began his oil and gas career with Carson Energy Group in Austin Texas where he was exposed to all aspects of the oil and gas industry. In 2002 Davidson became an independent, utilizing the knowledge gained with Carson; Davidson assembled a large lease position in the Barnett Shale and subsequently sold the position to a large independent. Davidson’s oil and gas experience ranges from negotiations with landowners for lease acquisition to working with contractors to insure the proper drilling and completion of wells. Davidson’s exposure to all aspects of the oil field makes him an ideal person to represent our company as the Vice President of Business development.

    Domestic Energy Development Inc. is a group of dedicated oil and gas professionals, with over 200 years experience in land, legal, exploration, development and management of oil and gas assets. Our primary focus is to consistently add reserves by generating, developing and drilling high quality, technically sound oil and gas exploration and development prospects or through acquisitions where our technical expertise may be utilized.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      No, definitely *not* the same Nathaniel Davidson, and I am not *in any way* employed or paid by the oil industry in the slightest.

      Even if I were, why would it be worse than anti-drilling activists paid by government bureaucracies like the EPA, as if private money is bad, while government money is good?

      Now, would you care to address the *issue* instead of this diversion?

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Nathan and Nathaniel are different names, as well!

  • 1776_2012

    Ok, let’s see…

    ‘Big Oil’ makes 9¢ profit per gallon (9¢ out of $3.80!) That’s a 2% profit.

    Big Government makes 45¢ profit per gallon (without having to invest in exploration, drilling, transfer, refining, delivery, selling…). That’s an almost 12% profit??? Noooo… when you get something back with absolutely no investment whatsoever, that’s WAYYYYYY more than 12% profit.

    Either way, point is, oil companies make a very small fractional profit based on a high quantity of product delivery, meanwhile Government takes 5-times that much, and for doing absolutely NOTHING!

    Why is ‘big oil’ demonized, yet the Govt. who takes 5-times more than ‘evil big oil’ gets a pass? Govt. is not taking it and giving it to you, so why do you hate oil companies and feel indifferent to ‘Big Thief’ (i.e. government).

    Government is BIG THIEF!

  • Ridge Runner

    There is enough blame to go around for every one. a lot of the blame can be put on the people(the voters) we have sit on our hind ends and let these bunch of thives take over and manipulate the system for their own advancement of greed(money) and power. we have sat atarring at our idiot boxes and let them get a strangle hold on our country and like all these entitlement minded people they have made dependent on the fed. gov.(tax payers) we will probably have to fight them to stop their stealing.They are using these people to bank rupt the gov. because we cant afford it they are also using the epa to stop the people from utlizing our resources,the are making regulations that are driving up the cost of every thing and causing the manufacturers to just quit or move to other countrys.they are and have been killing our country for a bout 50 years and have just about got it done.all mostly the people have trusted these thives too much and just didn’t pay attention.It should have been a wake up call when the social security trust fund was changed and revamped and finaly put it the general fund, do you remember the old saw of puting the fox in charge of the hen house.These thiving reps maybe can’t be proscuited for thieft but they should be.Have you heard it said you can’t get blood out of a turnip but can put the turnip on a rock pile.Maybe we can come up with some thing to make them pay for their wrong doing.