• Davey Jones

    It’s supply and demand. I love that people still blame the gas prices on Bush. And now that they’re high again, no one is blaming Obama. It’s the millionth example of the double standard that is being applied by the democrats.

    • Ochotexto

      Then when the price went back down 40% you’re saying demand decreased by the same amount ??
      Anyone who cant connect the dots from Bush41/W/ to Big Oil just ain’t trying. Keep watching Fixnews; they are fair and balanced.

      • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

        How exactly does that work? Did Dick Cheny call Exxon and say, “Id like the price of gasoline to go up to $4.00 a gallon next Tuesday”?

        • Ochotexto

          I just proved to you it wasnt “supply and demand” ; unless you think gas demand decreased 40%. All the Bush campaigns have been propped up by Big Oil; of course inreturn for political favor. And they aren’t the only ones; see pharmaceuticals/meds/insurance/cable/ etc…….. The system is broken JS; and its aholes like Cheney/Bush at the forefrront.

          • Arnie

            I fear treading into territory that is completely foreign to you, but I’ll try to bring it down to a level you might comprehend. One of the, if not the biggest factors in the price of gas is that of oil which is directly impacted by OPEC (a total of 12 countries that DOES not include the U.S.) which sets the production limits that their members must meet. Feel free to google OPEC and see what you come up with – that’s assuming you want to truly understand what you’re talking about as opposed to looking completely ignorant on the subject.

            Other factors include distribution and marketing, refining costs, and federal and state taxes which as we all know are only going to be going up…..and up….and up.

            The OPEC issue is the primary reason the oil and gas industry has been so eager to start drilling in the U.S. because it’s an enormous liability for our conuntry to allow outside factors influence something that has such an enormous impact in this country.

            There is certainly a lot more to the price of gas but you can consider this to be your introduction to Gas and Oil Production 101.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Who’s greedier the oil companies or the federal govt. for gouging us with ridiculously high gasoline taxes?

          • Ochotexto

            Wow; can you pontificate Arnie. I’ll bet you’re a hoot at parties. Excuse me for living but you need to take a course in Politics 101. And if everything you say is so it indeed “is not” as simple as “supply and demand”. And if you Repubs know so much how’d ya screw it all up in the first place.
            Lighten up there professor ; go to happy hour and get a drink.

          • Arnie

            Pontificate? Geez. Really. Didn’t actually take much time to type ALL of that up – sorry if your brain cramped up after trying to digest all of that. And I’m automatically a republican because I understand economics? Probably so since it involves using your mind.

      • Davey Jones

        People speculate on supply and demand, Ocho. If you think the demand is going to go up, say, 6 months from now….you can raise the price today. If you think demand will decrease after a large supply went down, you adjust accordingly. Read your econ 101 book. What you’re suggesting is a conspiracy. Using your logic, I ask, why would the price of gasoline be through the roof at the same time Obama was running against McCain–if Bush had control of it (he was still pres then)? Since Bush wouldn’t want Obama in office, it would’ve been a time to lower the price of gas, not raise it. But of course, he has no control of it. It’s supply and demand. If you don’t want it, you don’t buy it.

      • Davey Jones

        If you want to curb the price of gas, you should increase the supply by drilling here. When the Saudi Arabians fear that we’ll stop buying off them, they’ll lower the price of oil (speculaative investing has a direct impact on supply vs. demand, and visa versa).

      • Davey Jones

        Or, you could just live in the woods with a tin foil hat on…and continue blogging about your conspiracy theories, Ocho. Don’t you think–even for a minute–that Obama would’ve suggested that Bush was behind the gas price hike during his campaign if there was even an iota of truth to it? He pulled out all of the stops, but he knew something like that would be proven conspiratorial, so he didn’t go there. That didn’t stop you from going there, though.

        • Ochotexto

          I simply replied to our esteemed host JS’ theory that gasoline prices were based solely on “supply and demand”. When gas was $4.50 Exxon had record profits. Excuse me for questioning things. I’ll just keep voting for Republicans from Texas.; they have my best interest at heart. And Cheney didn’t profit from that war in which we invaded the wrong country either ???

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            I still haven’t seen those reports that show how and how much Cheney profited from the war. Not many people realize that Clinton used Haliburton in Bosnia. It’s not like there are a lot of companies out there doing what Haliburton does. It’s hilarious how democrats picture Cheney as this monster sitting in his room rubbing his hands and cackling as American servicemen die, thinking about how much more money he’s made.

        • Matt M

          I officially declare OCHOTEXTO the proven loser of this debate. Well, I guess John should do that since it is his blog!

          • Ochotexto

            But Im definetly the road team; this blog being a haven for conservatives; no doubt. If you guys are all so smart why didnt we flourish under Bush/Cheney. Keep insisting on “just drill” and ignore alternatives. Im trying to explain the spread offense to Woody Hayes.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Bush tried to be too much like a democrat. Not nearly conservative enough. Blew an opportunity.

          • Joe Spivak

            Just in today “Obama says drill”!

            What say you to that Ochotexto?

            As for being the ‘road team’, it is understandable that you may feel that way, since you have overwhelmed by educated, well thought out, fact supported rebuttals to your misguided, unsubstantiated, blame ‘W’ and Cheney attempts at debate.

            Home team – 1
            Road team – 0

          • Joe Spivak

            Oh, and in regards to ‘flourishing’, 2000-2007 are going to seem like the good old days once the bill comes due for TARP and Obamacare…can you even conceptualize $900 billion in Obama’s first year!?!?!?

          • Ochotexto

            We had 8 yrs. of your Bush/Cheney; look what happened. You guys (Arnie,DJ,Joe; etc… ) actually invented Obama w/ your greed and condescending attitude; the revolution is here. Obama and his army are coming to your town; confiscating your guns/bibles and banning viewing of “The Dukes of Hazard”. Big Arn; you sholulda spent less time studying economics and more working on your people/social skills.

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            One term president.

          • Joe

            Obama was invented by “The Weather Underground”, liberal/socialist professors and the Reverand Jeremiah Wright who use him as a tool to propagate their Communist agenda.

            I can only pray that they come try to come take my guns…with what? Hugs, harsh rhetoric and patchouli?

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            Yikes.

  • Ken

    Presidents don’t set the price of oil.

    But since so many people seem to blame the president for the price of gasoline, I hope it’s $7 a gallon by the time Obama runs for re-election. A small price to pay to get rid of that Marxist.

    Hopefully we’ll see $5 a gallon by this November and people will take it out on the party in power. The party that has done nothing since the last election to being taking advantage of our own vast domestic resources.

  • Arnie

    John, I read this yesterday and immediately thought of you.

    Ironic thing is that every time gas approached $3 when Bush was in office it was the lead story on every nightly newscast, but now that the Messiah is in charge I only hear crickets chirping. Guess they finally figured out that pesky supply and demand theory.

    Plus there doesn’t seem to be as much uproar about our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan in the media any longer. Geez, wonder why?

    Man, I hope we can survive the next three years with these morons.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Remember what a big deal the 1000th death in Iraq was. We passed that mileston in Afghanisatan a little while ago. Hardly a mention.

      • John

        You must have Fox News on the entire time you’re blogging. Boy, you really have no mind of your own. I can see why you’ve been demoted all the way down to lowly blogger.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

          I don’t have any news on when I’m blogging but if I did it would be Fox News. I never understand why liberals think that they come to their brilliant conclusions, ideas and solutions–the vast majority of which are proven to be wrong time and again–on their own but anyone who believes in conservative principles has been brainwashed. Fox news is no more conservative than CNN, ABC, CBNS NBC, MSNBC and NPR have been liberal for the last 40 years and it’s more likely to include both side of an issue than any of them. Liberals just can’t stand the fact that they don’t have a monopoly on the dissemination of the news. That’s why they despise and demean Fox and want to control talk radio.

  • Jordan

    Thanks for clarifying.. But the “hope and change” make it seem like you’re blaming Obama.. At least to me it did.. I couldn’t agree more about domestic drilling.. It makes too much sense though

  • Jordan

    You sarcastically say that “it’s the president who calls up the oil companies and tells them what to charge for a gallon of gas,” yet you make a blatant inference(by mocking ‘hope and change’) that Obama is to blame for gas prices being up a dollar.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Couldn’t be further than the truth. My point is that Bush didn’t cause it and Obama didn’t prevent it from going back up because the president has nothing to do with it. Although it might help if Obama got on board for domestic drilling.

      • Go Obama Go

        Then how about this as a headline instead “Just like Bush Obama does not control gas prices.”

  • Go Obama Go

    Just think another $1.50 or so and things will be as bad as they were under Bush.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Yeah, As we all know, it’s the president who calls up the oil companies and tells them what to charge for a gallon of gas.

      • Rob M

        Well, gas prices tripled from the time Bush took office until he left office. Must have been just a coincidence for that to happen with an oilman in the White House. I thought they said gas prices would go down once we “liberated” Iraq?

        • Ken

          Actually, “they” never said that “prices would go down once we ‘liberated’ Iraq.”

          This link between oil prices the second Iraq war is a fabrication of the left.

          Bush worked briefly and not very successfully in the oil industry. He hardly qualifies as an “oilman.”

          • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

            I was going to point that out but I was too tired.

        • Jim

          Wanna cracker polly? You idiots have your marching orders and continue them even after Bush has left office. At le
          ast you are committed.

    • Intel Geek

      Yeah, because gas prices didn’t go up 67% after the democrat took the House and Senate in 2006 [rolling eyes].

      Here’s a radical idea. Maybe gas prices would go down if we actually let our oil companies drill for oil. Insane, I know.

      • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

        Nah.

  • Matt M

    Just wait until Cap and Trade goes into effect, that $1 increase will look like peanuts. Oh wait, Obama is going to get us “green jobs” – that’s basically where the Govt. pays you not to work because your green idea doesn’t really work.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com JohnSteigerwald

      Just saw a story thatr said included in this bill that is going to lower our healthcare costs is money for more Jungle Gyms and money for Native American child molestor counseling.