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Before we get started don't forget to put on your tinfoil hats, I'm going to rant and ramble. I've had this conversation with several kossacks over the last several months and now it's time to share it with you.
Last Fall as gas prices started rising and you could tell where they were going I started my rants to some of my buds. I complained about the greedy SOBs at the oil companies and said that prices would hit $4 plus a gallon before Summer driving but not to worry by  early November they would be back down closer to $2 a gallon. Jerome a Paris was warning against $200 a barrel, I was looking at how they were getting us ready for $5 a gallon.
This past Spring I reminded my buds that not to worry about the high gas prices they would be coming down soon.

I would remind them that it was an election year and there was no way the oil companies would let the price of a gallon of gas be a consideration for the voters come November. They would be banking on the public to relax and vote for the GOPper candidate. But then several things interfered with their schedule. Mother Nature and the economy jumped up and smacked them in the face with reality. BAM!
First we had the Hurricanes that shut down not just oil rigs in the gulf but also caused the shutdown of refineries along the Texas gulf coast. Gas prices soared. This looked to throw a wrench into my "theories", but reality had another wrench to throw. The credit crunch and the falling of the Stock Exchanges threw the economy in turmoil. Now it looked like the oil companies would never be able to lower prices.
Reality had another blow for the oil companies, between the high gas prices and the shortage of gas for awhile in parts of the country people had already modified their behavior. The economic situation compounded this situation. Ooops!
Looks like they overshot their plan, but have you been watching gas prices lately? I've got news for them, it's too late guys. As people lose value in their houses and 401ks etc, along with the concern of having a job gas prices are the last thing that's going to influence their voting this November. TOUGH SHIT for you guys!
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Originally posted to TexDem on Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 07:32 AM PDT.

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