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  •  On the West Coast of FL (1+ / 0-)
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    I saw plenty of $2.94 prices between Pinellas ans Citrus counties yesterday.

    Yeah, in a hyper-charged election year I don't expect any republican politicians to eat crow about this.  And I really don't think the president can do a whole lot short term to affect energy prices.

    Now, I get from some of my right leaning friends "why did you bash Bush in the past?"  Well, long term, I feel that our national energy policy does make a difference, and the Bush administration did squat on that front.

    If more republicans would have the view of "theotherside" upthread, maybe we'd have been further along with alternative energies by now.  It's been nearly 4 decades since the OPEC oil embargos introduced the concept of "energy crisis".

    •  Wow! $294? Makes you wonder... (1+ / 0-)
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      how low can these prices go?

    •  Yeah, but you're forgetting two key points... (1+ / 0-)
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      1) Oil companies practically own the Republican party, all that money can make seemingly reasonable, logical Republicans do crazy things, like double down on oil instead of diversifying our energy sources.

      2) I can count the number of reasonable, logical Republicans in our government on one hand.  I don't know if all the money and corruption made them crazy or if they were always insane, but there is something seriously unstable and scary about most Republicans in power right now.

      As for the Bush vs. Obama argument, the right will always try to make that false equivalency comparison.  The huge difference is that Bush was a raving idiot, he desecrated the Constitution, blew up the budget, misled the entire country into not one, but two meaningless, unnecessary wars, and to boot, at least Dems in congress then still believed in bipartisanship.  They didn't fillibuster every bill, they wouldn't be disowned from the party for agreeing with a Republican bill nor were they being controlled by a group of terrorists (tea-party) or living by an oath made up from a 10 year old (Grover Norquist).

      So, yeah, it's a little bit different.  Republicans now would be disowned from the party if they ever agree with anything Obama says.  If Obama says it's Monday, the entire Republican party would declare that it's Tuesday and try to brainwash people into believing them.

      Facts are liberally bias

      by SuzieQ4624 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 at 09:54:34 AM PDT

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