CNN in 2008 (gas around $4 a gallon):


CNN in 2012 (gas around $4 a gallon):


The MSM will always be there doing their best to help Obama out of a jam.


23 Responses to “Dueling Gas Price Headlines: 2008 vs. 2012”

  1. SignPainterGuy on March 21st, 2012 1:57 pm

    Obama repeats his meme, "We can`t drill our way out of high gas prices !" He says Rs only answer is "DRILL !" I`ll bet a dollar to a donut, the mere mention of drilling would help; actually beginning to drill in new areas would knock the bottom out of gas prices !

  2. Marshall_Will on March 21st, 2012 2:09 pm

    Over the weekend our youngest had a truly telling post on her FB. Her 20-something friend posted: "I'm so glad for Facebook. At the current price of gas, if it wasn't for Facebook, we wouldn't be seeing each other at all!"

    Mindful we're in Salem, OR and her friend is barely in Portland, not 30 miles away. High gas prices ( whom only Michele Bachmann addressed in the early going ) are absolutely *killing* the very people that voted Obama IN.

  3. Patriot on March 21st, 2012 2:12 pm

    Heyy now, am I detecting some of that republican racist code speak here? You cannot DARE criticize Dear Leader!

  4. Truesoldier__ on March 21st, 2012 2:46 pm

    Just approving the XL Pipeline would have helped. If we were to get serious about oil production (not just drilling, but refining as well) and stop the envio-wackos lawsuit against the new Nuclear power plants in GA we would see the cost of oil start to drop.

    Obama can keep talking about reducing our oil consumption, but it will not change a thing. As long as it is seen that the US is not serious about tapping her own oil and is at the mercy of OPEC the price of oil will continue to rise regardless of how much consumption actually takes place.

  5. SignPainterGuy on March 21st, 2012 3:21 pm

    Remember back in the early `70s, the OPEC principals were whining that they weren`t making enough money at only $13. – $18. a bbl, so Henry Kissinger told them, "Pffffft, don`t worry about it, charge what you like, we`ll pay it !"

    It may have been even less per barrel; I`ve slept a couple times since then !

  6. SignPainterGuy on March 21st, 2012 3:22 pm

    Yep, there`d be even more fear-mongering ! Photo-op environmentalism !

  7. SignPainterGuy on March 21st, 2012 3:23 pm

    YEP, TPTB be speakin` da codes !

  8. backwoodsconsr on March 21st, 2012 3:25 pm

    You've got that right. And yet his blindly loyal minions still believe the Democrats are the ones who will help the poor people. I don't like people helping me to stay poor.

    Heck, I live in SC and I'm a member of the Atlanta Astronomy Club. These days I only get to see them once a year.

  9. Marshall_Will on March 21st, 2012 4:12 pm


    As PNW's you and I have seen that very scenario played out before. Portland General Electric ran huge campaigns to get rate payers to reduce power consumption and what did we get? Higher electric bills!

    Thanks, I've done rather enough belt tightening only to be rewarded with a smaller belt.

  10. Marshall_Will on March 21st, 2012 4:18 pm

    Neither of our daughters voted for Mr. Glistening Pec's ( but I'm pretty sure a solid majority of their friends did )

    In just the few short years from high school -to- college grad/jobs/kids, the divisiveness is already becoming apparent. Former friends that elected to become career students, get on assistance and work only on a casual basis aren't invited to the parties.

    They just 'hang' w/ their other no-load friends and that's a rift that won't fix.

  11. Truesoldier__ on March 21st, 2012 4:58 pm

    You should hear the commercials they are running on the radio here. They are advising people to unplug any electrical device not in use to help conserve energy for a greener planet…meanwhile they are in the process of raising our rates.

  12. joyannaadams on March 21st, 2012 5:17 pm

    I can't afford hamburger anymore…it's now 9 dollars a pound where I live, thanks to Obama's high gas prices.

    What's he going to say next? "We can't EAT our way out of high hamburger prices!"

  13. Marshall_Will on March 21st, 2012 5:17 pm

    Oh Lord, seriously?

    No one is more vigilant about keeping the power bills down than myself but even as empty nesters in a 1,200 s/f condo we're paying over $115 a month. Even in summer months.

    We were 'enforcing' the Unplug Mandate at home long before it became part of the prog wetdream. Lot of good it did. Now, who gives a rip.

  14. backwoodsconsr on March 21st, 2012 5:24 pm

    No. No. No. Obama and Biden both would tell us we must eat more hamburger. It's the only way to bring the price down.

  15. Truesoldier__ on March 21st, 2012 5:54 pm

    Of course the real culprit of the higher energy costs are the idiotic regulations. Voters here in WA ST voted for an initiative that says a certain percentage of our electricity has to be from renewable energy sources or the electric companies will face fines.

    The first problem is that the moron voters did not pay attention to the fine print that said hydro-electricity is not considered a renewable resource, so all the hydro-electricity is exported out of state and we pay to import wind and solar power. The second problem is obvious as well…the electric companies just passed the fines onto the consumer.

  16. Truesoldier__ on March 21st, 2012 5:55 pm

    Looks like they are tyring to create a new "99%". God help us all.

  17. Marshall_Will on March 21st, 2012 6:01 pm

    Another feel good proposal SURE to send us circling the drain. TS, I know for a fact our commitment to OR wanes by the hour. If not for our kids, we'd be long gone.

    As bad as OR is, WA always seems to one better us in the Simple Jack Dept. The problem we are confronting is even if we put a screeching halt to all of this, still probably wouldn't live long enough to see things turned around?

  18. SignPainterGuy on March 21st, 2012 7:15 pm

    Isn`t it the law of Supply and Demand ? Regardless of the supply, the gooberment thinks they can control demand so the price goes up beyond reach; right ?

  19. Granny55 on March 21st, 2012 8:07 pm

    Pelosi in 2008 on gas prices: It's the oil men in the white house and their failure to come up with an energy policy.

    Pelosi in 2012 on gas prices: It's the greedy Wall Street speculators driving up the price. No mention about Ozero's energy policy and the billions of taxpayer dollars thrown down the drain on green energy.

    What a skank.

  20. Truesoldier__ on March 21st, 2012 8:19 pm

    You are right about that. Just to prove it look at the latest here:

    It turns out that the Steelworkers union is considering striking at the Anacortes refinery here in WA ST. That is on top of the Cherry Point facility being offline due to a fire. So you have the largest refinery in the PNW down due to a fire and the steelworkers talking about shutting down another fairly large refinery.

    Can you say $5-$6 a gallon gas in the PNW here soon?

  21. Ghung on March 22nd, 2012 7:30 pm

    Completing this pipeline will do two things: Increase gas prices in the mid-west and Rocky Mtn. states (hurting employment), and piss off the producers in LA and TX who are currently selling at near Brent prices. What it won't do is reduce the overall price of gasoline much, which is being kept high by global crude prices. Your free market at work… Can you say p-p-p- peak oil? Betcha can! Even hard core conservative outlets are admitting today that global 'spare capacity' is now under 2%, and unlikely to change without further demand destruction. But I suppose you think the US can become energy independent by depleting its resources at a faster rate. Shoulda stayed awake in math class, kid.

    As for refining, 11 refineries in the US have closed due to declining demand and revenues (this, while distillate prices are near all time highs). I suggest you educate yourself about oil markets before you spout off…. (and WTF does Plant Vogtle have to do with gas prices???)

    Sorry to be so snarky,, but, DAYUM …

  22. SignPainterGuy on March 22nd, 2012 9:59 pm

    A Rush caller today reminded us that during the Bush era, the price of oil was $140.+/ barrel. GWB ordered the lifting of the offshore drilling moratorium. Almost immediately, the price dropped over $100. / barrel.

    What was that Urkel said ? "There`s nothing a president can do to bring down the price of gas/ oil !" Wrong AGAIN !!

  23. Awerd1 on July 13th, 2013 7:23 pm

    Pelosi in 2012 on gas prices: It's the greedy Wall Street speculators driving up the price. No mention about Ozero's energy policy and the billions of taxpayer dollars thrown down the drain on green energy. I like that

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