What's Next For Obama?

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    In the past week he has found his birth certificate and tracked down Osama Bin Laden.

    What's next?
    - Find Amelia Earhart's Plane
    - Solve the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
    - Solve the D.B. Cooper Case
    - Find Bigfoot
    - Find the Loch Ness Monster

    Maybe he could have his own show, Unsolved Mysteries - Chicago Style, kind of like that old Robert Stack program.
     
  2. Tom Bryant

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    Hopefully, he will declare victory and bring the troops home!
     
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    Hopefully, his next big accomplishment is to be voted out of office in 2012.

    So far, the killing of Osama is the only thing that he has had a part it that's worthy of accommodation. Down our throat health care, out of sight gas prices, spiraling debt, escalated war in Afghanistan.... is all he has given us so far.
     
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    Freudian slip, I take it!

    If he really wants to be a hero he'll lower gas prices. I don't care what other people in other countries pay, this is the United States and these prices are cramping our style!

    Hey, if you can control Captain Crunch, why can't you control oil prices?!
     
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    I think we can place some blame on him based on the fact that he is dead set against allowing any drilling, building of new refineries, etc. The futures market is based mostly on foreign energy sources. I would think that futures on the oil market would be much less if buyers and sellers knew that source of oil, in the future, would be much more secure if more of it came from here.
     
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    I would take it a step further.

    Oil futures are high because the market sees the Obama administration set on limiting domestic oil production as much as possible.

    IMO the high gas prices are deliberate on the part of the administration to further another agenda - think global warming.
     
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    While he's not go re-election completely sewed up...but he's got no rival in the field.

    This was big, really big for him.

    Maybe next he can:
    * Win another Peace Prize, after killing another terrorist
    * Produce Jimmy Hoffa's body
    * Take over Conan's new show
    * Create a Triumvirate of Super Friends with Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer
    * Sleep at a Holiday Inn Express
    * Deliver a baby at a campaign rally
    * Go over Niagara Falls...in a cardboard box
    * Win a Lifetime Achievement Award...twice
    * Pick the next 10 Super Bowl Champions...accurately
    * Start his own Twitter account just to prove he follows no one

    :D ;)
     
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    Get Glenn Beck fired?

    HankD
     
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    Exactly how does the administration deliberately drive and prop up oil prices?

    Please answer while remembering that Dems accused Bush of doing the same thing in 2008 because Bush, Cheney, were oil barons.
     
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    the first answer is by refusing to allow new oil leases. The nearest oil platform to SW Florida is an about to be built Cuban platform. But this hasn't just been President Obama, it's been every President since Nixon.

    As long as we are dependent on foreign oil, the higher the prices are going to get.
     
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    And there is no doubt that Obama and the political left want to drive oil prices up. In fact they are still far to low for many of them. All the while trying to blame anyone and everyone else because they know the American people will not be happy about it.
     
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    Is this also why the price of oil fell below $100 today?

    Hopefully one thing in President Obama's future is to win reelection in 2012!
     
  13. Salty

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    Robert, shame on you, you made me goggle "price of oil" and look what came up

    FYI there one barrel of oil will produce 42 gallons of gas
     
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    Markets fluctuate.

    That does not change the fact that the global warming believing dumbocrats are not doing everything that they can to push the price of gas higher.
     
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    Exactly how does the administration deliberately drive and prop up oil prices?

    Please answer while remembering that Dems accused Bush of doing the same thing in 2008 because Bush, Cheney, were oil barons.
     
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    By limiting drilling.
     
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    Limiting drilling, like this?:

    The U.S. has issued five permits in recent weeks for oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico—hailing some as “new.” But all allow work to resume that was halted last year during BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill.

    Faced with rising oil prices, melting alternatives, and growing criticism, the U.S. began issuing the permits in February. The fifth went to Chevron yesterday.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011/03/25/those-new-gulf-oil-drilling-permits-not-so-new/

    The federal government on Monday approved the first permit to drill the kind of deepwater oil well that was banned after last year's BP disaster, but it's yet to be seen whether the move will open the gates to the type of aggressive and lucrative exploration the industry has been clamoring for.

    Michael Bromwich, director of the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said he expects his agency to approve more deepwater wells in the coming weeks. He told Louisiana Energy and Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle on Monday that the agency has added 41 wells to a list of 16 that might soon be able to resume work that began before the Deepwater Horizon accident. Bromwich also said he expected more drilling applications to come in now that the ice has been broken.

    http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2011/02/us_approves_first_deepwater_oi.html
     
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    Strawman.

    The notion that if we drill more here in the U.S. our gasoline prices will decrease is a myth. Oil, no matter where it is drilled goes on the world market. If there is too much oil available, OPEC will limit production to keep prices where they want them to be.

    Besides, if oil is high the machine shop I work at has more business. Our work load more than offsets the higher price of gasoline I have to pay!
     

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