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Political: Mittens was in favor of high gas prices too? So tell ne again, why is he running?

I've said for months there is almost no difference between Obama and Romney. Certainly not enough difference to change presidents during a time of war! Remember? We're at war!

The only reason you would vote for Romney is because he's white, yes? Why not just get it out in the open and be done with it? Why all the posturing and faux outrage when someone , suggests that?

You don't even have to twist words or conveniently edit to know where Mittens stands (stood, will stand?) on gas prices.

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"At moments, Romney went so far as to make high gas prices out to be a welcome reality for the foreseeable future, one that people needed to learn to live with. When lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, a fellow Republican, called for suspending the state’s 23.5 cent gas tax during a price spike in May 2006, Romney rejected the idea, saying it would only further drive up gasoline consumption. “I don’t think that now is the time, and I’m not sure there will be the right time, for us to encourage the use of more gasoline,” Romney said, according to the Quincy Patriot Ledger’s report at the time. “I’m very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay.”
by That's funny! March 22, 2012 11:11 AM

So you're voting Romney then?
by Donktard Borker March 22, 2012 11:17 AM

So being in favor of people recognizing that high gasoline prices are here to stay, means you are in favor of high gas prices?

Nice spin Ancho.
by YATI March 22, 2012 11:23 AM

Donktard: When I clearly state that we shouldn't change presidents during a time of war, how could you possibly come to that conclusion?

YATI: Yes. He was not "in favor" of reducing the price at the pump.

For most of his career Romney exhibited pragmatism and reason. Then he became a "severe conservative" and had rid himself of reason and honesty. Reason/honesty and modern day conservatism really isn't a fit.

by That's funny! March 22, 2012 11:43 AM

TF you are late with your talking points today.

Slow propaganda day?

by Insert clever name here March 22, 2012 11:56 AM

TF, There are huuuge differences between Obama and Romney!! Skin color is not a factor to 90% of America...ok 85% of America......would you believe 80?
by forgotmypassword March 22, 2012 1:26 PM

No Ancho,

From what you posted, he was not in favor of reducing the tax per gallon....Huge difference.
by YATI March 22, 2012 1:35 PM

"They put forward a sweeping “Climate Protection Plan” in 2004, which included, among many other things, calls for more car-pooling, public transit and tax breaks for motorists who bought hybrid vehicles. Clean energy was the future, Romney declared at a conference in 2005: “This is an industry that is going to be explosive in its growth in the next decade.”

Can you imagine the baboons howling if the black man called for more car pooling?

"He wants to control every part of your life!! Now he wants you to ride to work with your abortion loving neighbor"


YATI: He did not think it was a good idea to lower the price at the pump.
Why? Because every true blue liberal, like Romney knows consumption of fossil fuels should be limited.

Imagine if the black man said that?

How many true conservatives would balk at the chance to reduce taxes?

But now Romney is the apple of your eyes.

And That's funny!

by That's funny! March 22, 2012 1:47 PM


I see you have your Blue Blocker sunglasses on again. When have conservatives said that alternative forms of energy aren't a good idea?

So what if Romney said Clean energy was the future. Who is saying that is wrong? I missed the part where he said we should give billions to failing green energy companies.

What is stupid, is policies that push up the cost of fossil fuels for the sole purpose of speeding up the growth of "green" fuels. Let the market do it. It fucks thins up a lot less then the government.

What's really funny is people that think their electric car runs on "Clean" fuel. For the most part they are just driving a car that burns coal.
by YATI March 22, 2012 2:06 PM

i just heard that obama is blaming solynda on republicans...

do they really think the left is dumb enough to believe it?
by FromTheRight March 22, 2012 2:37 PM

YATI: Explain to me, best you can, why Romney passed on the opportunity to reduce gas taxes that would have helped to make gas more affordable?
by That's funny! March 22, 2012 3:03 PM

Why is it the TFF's, cspats, and anchos are the first ones to make it about race?
by Masher March 22, 2012 3:27 PM


Because we all need roads to drive on and taxing gas to pay for them makes sense. You really need to keep your eye on the bouncing ball.

What does Romney's not wanting to cut a 23.5 cent per gallon tax have to do with gas going from $2/gallon to $4/gallon?

Better check with the boss before you answer that one. The sheep might figure it out and discover how full of shit your argument on this is.

by YATI March 22, 2012 3:49 PM

One more time: What was Romney's reasoning for not (effectively) lowering gas prices?
by That's funny! March 22, 2012 4:12 PM

1 question Ancho, who's ne ?
by MikeM-NJ March 22, 2012 4:18 PM

Gov - Prez.

Apples - Oranges.

And I do the the word "WAS" in your post title.

by doccustodian March 22, 2012 4:43 PM

The content of Romney's policy stance is pretty clear and easy to understand. I know it sucks to again and again see how a Halfpublican is leading your race, but them's is the facts.

"Sure I held the same opinions and beliefs as Obama, but he was more fervent in his beliefs than I was because he still believes it" Romeny 2012.
by Thoughtforfood March 22, 2012 4:44 PM

One more time: What was Romney's reasoning for not (effectively) lowering gas prices?

Nice to see a democrat actually admit that taxes effect demand.

Getting rid of the tax increases demand. Which would push up the price, and all he would have done is temporarily reduce the cost of gas and given up millions in needed tax revenue. Governors have to actually balance a budget.

Taxes effect demand, Energy policies effect supply. Romney gets that, you don't.

Besides what the biased author said, No where in your post does it say Romney was in favor of higher gas prices. He said they are here, and probably will stay get used to them....And gas was a buck a gallon cheaper when he said it.
by YATI March 22, 2012 6:14 PM


Please remind me what Obama promised and delivered?

Healthcare that was going to save us money.

And from todays news it looks like if the name of a pipeline isn't Keystone, he is all for it.
by YATI March 22, 2012 6:17 PM

Reason/honesty and modern day liberalism really isn't a fit.
by That's funny! March 22, 2012 11:43 AM

THere. Fixed it for you.
by the cisco kid March 22, 2012 9:39 PM

I'm not in favor of lowering gas prices by removing or reducing gasoline taxes. Um, I kind of like the roads fixed and plowed.

So do I need to read the link to learn something about Romney that causes me to instead vote for Obama

Furthermore, is there some corrupt highway tax fraud scandal I need to be aware of?


by you started it March 22, 2012 10:30 PM


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