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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    As I recall gas was around $2.80 a gallon when Bush left office so gas below $2.00 isn’t a huge stretch. I think people have been so brainwashed to accept high gas prices that anyone who says different is labeled a kook; lib media has done its job well. With new technology more oil is being found and being made accessible all the time, not to mention oil shale which rivals Saudi oil fields in potential. USA also has abundant natural gas which could be brought on line to power fleet vehicles immediately because fleets don’t need new infrastructure of gas stations which would take time. If Bachmans idea is open all this stuff up to drilling I don’t find her number at all unreasonable.
    What you also conveniently fail to recall is that the reason prices were so low back then is because we were in the midst of a serious recession in which demand for fuel went way down. Want a healthy, stable, economy? You're probably going to have to deal with high gas prices because energy will be in demand, and no matter what new technology you develop, oil reserves are still finite, and extracting shale is still costly and has questionable environmental impacts.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    That just looks WRONG
    She might get my vote yet. Although I prefer a smile and twinkle in the eyes.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    This lady is so bat **** crazy I'm starting to like her. I would never vote for her, of course, but I find her to be more and more entertaining each time she opens her mouth. Who can harbor bad feelings about a jester? Just gotta love 'em.

    Between her and Perry, I imagine the headlines will get more and more absurd as time goes on and I am truly lookintg forward to the unintentional comedy. That's the best form of humor, if you ask me.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    This lady is so bat **** crazy I'm starting to like her. I would never vote for her, of course, but I find her to be more and more entertaining each time she opens her mouth. Who can harbor bad feelings about a jester? Just gotta love 'em.

    Between her and Perry, I imagine the headlines will get more and more absurd as time goes on and I am truly lookintg forward to the unintentional comedy. That's the best form of humor, if you ask me.
    Perry's more grounded and a much more viable candidate (he has a record to run on), but that's not really saying much when comparing her to Bachmann.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Let the crazy promises begin!!

    Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2 - Dan Berman and Molly Ball - POLITICO.com



    How do you think that'll happen. Isn't oil freely traded? I guess you could nationalize the oil industry and regulate gas prices. That would be nothing like socialism...
    Put an end to speculation, make it illegal it's just another way for the haves to steal from the have nots. If ending speculation only brings the price per gallon down 10% the poor and elderly in our country will benefit from it

    ‘Perhaps 60% of today’s oil price is pure speculation’

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Perry's more grounded and a much more viable candidate (he has a record to run on), but that's not really saying much when comparing her to Bachmann.
    Perry grounded? In what? He comes across to me as a lunatic who's boot's may be a tad too tight. Sure, that crap works in Texas. Yeeehaw! But on the national stage, well, smarter folks than me agree. He ain't playin' with a full deck. I tell ya. They'd have a better chance running Willie.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Let the crazy promises begin!!

    Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2 - Dan Berman and Molly Ball - POLITICO.com



    How do you think that'll happen. Isn't oil freely traded? I guess you could nationalize the oil industry and regulate gas prices. That would be nothing like socialism...
    To be fair, I'm guessing her solution would be more along the lines of increasing supply by eliminating US government restrictions on drilling, which would be more than in line with the general Tea Party ideology.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Kinda my point. Beat on her over her actual policies and agenda...fine. Beat on her cuz ya dont like her. Thats kinda foolish.

    I dont particularly agree with anything about her other than the position on smaller and more efficient government. I certainly wouldnt vote for her. Still...should she be elected I wonder if her supporters will give her the same kind of pass on failing to live up to campaign rhetoric that the Obama supporters do. Can she use the "gosh...it was worse than I ever dreamed it would be. It was pandelirium. I thought we would be killed or even worse" type excuses too? Or will there be a double standard? Nah....
    If elected, I'm absolutely positive that she will get the same pass from Conservatives that Obama gets from Liberals. And 3 years in when gas prices are still high, they'll likely find a way to blame Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That GDP chart in no way correlates to the gas prices shown on the website.
    Visually, no, because the GDP chart paints in broader strokes. If you look at dates, the lowest gas prices correlate to the negative GDP right after the banking collapses, and the high prices correlate to the highest GDP growth. It doesn't follow exactly, but the higher GDP went, the higher the gas prices went. That and the "Arab Spring" (which was completely beyond the potential control of any POTUS).


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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    What Bachmann is counting on is that people are stupid enough to forget that any oil produced goes into a "global trough" regardless of where it's pulled out of the ground. Why would any business person sell you or me a gallon of gasoline for two dollars when China will pay them more? Because they are patriotic and care for the American people more than they do for foreigners? That's too funny.

    What's even funnier is that some stupid people will actually buy into that ****. LOL!

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    What Bachmann is counting on is that people are stupid enough to forget that any oil produced goes into a "global trough" regardless of where it's pulled out of the ground. Why would any business person sell you or me a gallon of gasoline for two dollars when China will pay them more? Because they are patriotic and care for the American people more than they do for foreigners? That's too funny.

    What's even funnier is that some stupid people will actually buy into that ****. LOL!
    She could nationalize the oil industry. All I can say is "If that's what you're proposing, good luck trying to call Obama a Socialist."


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