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Gas Prices Rise For the 50th Straight Day, Where is the Outcry?

June 17, 2009

  Today marks the 50th straight day that gas prices have risen, this hasn’t happened in decades. Not even with the “oilmen” Bush and Cheney in the White House. The left claimed that President Bush was manipulating oil prices for a profit, there were calls for windfall profit investigations.

  Since President Obama was elected the price of a barrel of oil has doubled. The day before the election gas was $1.45 at the station that I go to. It is now over $2.70, almost doubling. And I thought that the “oilman” was no longer in the White House. Maybe President Obama has stocks in the oil companies. If Bush was manipulating the oil prices for gains perhaps Obama is doing the same now.

  Where is the outcry at this unprecedented rise in gas prices? Where is the left now that one of their own is in the White House as gas prices continue to rise? Where is the outcry? Where is the call for windfall profits hearings? Why is it not being reported the way it was when President Bush was in the White House?

  Seriously though, I do not believe that the president is manipulating the oil prices now, and I did not believe that President Bush was manipulating the prices while he was in office, I am just trying to show the double standard that is at work here. All I ask for is equal coverage on this issue and that would be the irrational coverage and political posturing that we faced during the Bush administration. The lack of  “outrage” by the left and the media on this issue show us what their angle really was during the Bush administration.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2009 9:59 pm

    I see a few things here… people were desensitized from last years prices, everybody is distracted (healthcare, Letterman, blah, blah, blah…), and that Washington doesn’t really give a damn. I don’t see any calls for drill here and drill now either.


    • June 18, 2009 5:09 am

      Maybe people are just distracted. Good point on drill here, drill now. People have just forgotten. (But the media has helped them forget also.)


  2. June 18, 2009 10:48 am

    I do wonder if the oil companies dropped the prices prior to the election so that they would no longer be a campaign issue. Now that the campaign is over, they can go back up.

    Then again, I’m always suspicious of anything that follows political cycles.


  3. whiteamericanpatriot permalink
    June 18, 2009 2:55 pm

    BUT did you hear that Obama squashed a fly!?!?
    Not that’s news.


    • Deb permalink
      June 18, 2009 5:33 pm

      And why was the fly buzzing the President, and not the interviewer? A familiar odor, perhaps?


      • June 18, 2009 8:31 pm

        That odor that you refer to is always coming out of the president’s mouth.


    • June 18, 2009 8:32 pm

      Just did a post on the PETA angle of this non-story. I couldn’t help muself. 🙂


  4. June 18, 2009 6:03 pm

    For one to understand the price of gasoline at the pump one would have to have an all-seeing crystal ball. I’m reminded of Cassandra of Troy, who Apollo granted the gift of prophesy, but the curse of no one believing her predictions. Yes, there are some out there who know the truth and are sure of it, but few if any will believe. I personally think Obama’s unwillingness to allow drilling in new areas in certainly one factor. This is seen by the oil-producing states as a green light to regulate the flow of oil from their fields.


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