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    Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    President Obama does not "accept responsibility" for high gas prices, his spokesman indicated today, arguing that Obama has done everything he could to bring down the price of oil and blaming the high gas prices on oil price increases caused by global factors.

    "The president accepts the responsibility that he identified the next president should accept, which is the need for comprehensive energy policy," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today when asked if Obama "accept[s] responsibility" for the high price of oil and gas. "If you're suggesting that there is responsibility for a rise in the price of oil, it's certainly not because of anything he hasn't done to expand oil production," Carney added.

    Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

    This is an interesting and important turn in the upcoming election. Can Obama, with his moratoriums and pipeline blocking, successfully pull off the "don't blame me" game when few presidents before him could? IMO 5 or 6 dollar a gallon gas could spell the end for his re-election plans, despite the mess the republican filed of contenders is. This is an issue that will weigh heavily on the outcome of the election IMO.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    It isn't all his fault but if gas continue's to rise he will be the one blamed come November.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Well, he never get's credit for the good things from the hacks so why should he take their blame for the bad?

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Even if you don't like Obama it's clear the president doesn't control gas prices and that includes all presidents republican or democrat.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Remember when Bush and Cheney and Halliburton were making a killing on the gas prices in 2008?

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Remember when Bush and Cheney and Halliburton were making a killing on the gas prices in 2008?
    I remember this time there was a nuclear crisis in Iran in 2008 and the president said they were going to nuke us and we were gonna nuke them but they were still a decade from a nuke and all the gas prices shot up 20-30 cents around the country!

    Wasn't his fault tho

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    I remember this time there was a nuclear crisis in Iran in 2008 and the president said they were going to nuke us and we were gonna nuke them but they were still a decade from a nuke and all the gas prices shot up 20-30 cents around the country!

    Wasn't his fault tho
    ....wait, do you mean 2012? 'Cause that's what is going on right now. And we've taken more aggressive action NOW to warrant the extreme climbs and escalating tensions than we ever did in 2008.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    ....wait, do you mean 2012? 'Cause that's what is going on right now. And we've taken more aggressive action NOW to warrant the extreme climbs and escalating tensions than we ever did in 2008.
    No no... during the Bush admin there was an actual nuclear crisis when Bush said he'd use nuke tipped bunker busters to hit iranian facilities. Then an international political ****storm vs Iran ensued, and gas prices spiked over "the nuclear crisis with Iran" in the News.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    No no... during the Bush admin there was an actual nuclear crisis when Bush said he'd use nuke tipped bunker busters to hit iranian facilities. Then an international political ****storm vs Iran ensued, and gas prices spiked over "the nuclear crisis with Iran" in the News.


    The "bunker buster" (non-)"crisis" happened in late September, 2008, and oil prices were already dropping precipitously, and had been since July. They continued to drop throughout the fall and reached a 5-year low in December.

    What you're probably referring to, and mangling badly, was a brief spike in June on fears of an Israeli attack on Iran:

    Oil Prices Take a Nerve-Rattling Jump Past $138 - NYTimes.com

    A spike from what was already a record high to a new record high.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    A spike from what was already a record high to a new record high.
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