Recent news articles suggest that a large, and possibly dominant, element in the surge in crude oil prices consists of speculation as opposed to actual demand versus supply. While demand is indeed rising, as driven by the growing Chinese and Indian economies, this does not explain the recent doubling of crude prices. Noting that poor economic conditions usually help the challenger party against the incumbent party in an election, and that many foreign countries want Barack Obama to be elected, this leads to a frightening possibility:
Are foreign governments and/or other entities manipulating oil prices to deliberately throw the U.S. economy into a recession to get people to vote for Obama?
...On another note, Obama, while campaigning in Pennsylvania, said that gasoline was at four dollars a gallon–when it was still at $3.50. How did he know that gasoline would reach four dollars a gallon this summer?
The Husaria, The Husaria 13 Comments
[6/14/2008 8:20:08 PM]
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Submitted By: Damned at Random
Well now the first sentence is very true. The stuff in the middle...meh. The end stuff...it was pretty easy to see that gas would go that high.
6/14/2008 9:52:43 PM
Meanwhile, back in the real world, Osama has campaigned for Bush in the past, and will in the future.
6/14/2008 10:12:26 PM
It's a mystery all right.
6/15/2008 12:12:40 AM
It was a predictable one.
6/15/2008 1:28:01 AM
Yes, Obama has the uncanny ability to predict that if gas prices keep on rising, they WILL keep on rising.
6/15/2008 3:16:59 AM
People were paying 4 dollars a gallon when he made that statement. The average was $3.50. That means some people were paying 3 dollars, and some people were paying 4 dollars. Prices aren't uniform across the country because different gas stations can charge different amounts and get away with it.
6/15/2008 8:59:22 AM
Obama stands on his own two feet and doesn't need corruption to help him along.
Obama knew gas would reach $4.00 a gallon because we all knew! I've been saying for over a year that it would be that high by this summer. Everyone I know has been saying the same thing.
If you didn't know that, your head is in your ass.
6/15/2008 9:08:26 PM
Hey, I have to say this is one of the more believable rants ive seen here.
6/16/2008 12:34:28 AM
It is called graph.
6/17/2008 5:42:11 PM
Rounding: Learn it. Use it. Live it.
Who's the incumbent in this presidential election? There's no technical incumbent right now. The incumbent is Geo. W. Bush, who is not running.
I suppose you could say the Republicans are the incumbent party. That works, ok. But how much of a leap is it to suggest that if things go to pot under a certain leadership, the people are going to want new leadership?
6/18/2008 4:51:19 PM
Because we all know that Bush and his Cronies aren't getting personally rich with gas prices the way they are.
6/20/2008 1:17:27 AM
"How did he know that gasoline would reach four dollars a gallon this summer?"
Well based on the history of gasoline..
IT never fuckin goes down!
Gas ALWAYS COSTS MORE!
ALWAYS when people are bitching about it costing more!
$3.50 to $4.00 is nothing! I mean..
That's like asking how I know I'm going to pee again in the next week!
6/22/2008 3:53:37 AM
If these people are trying to get Obama elected why have the prices in Australia gone up so much?
6/28/2008 2:05:23 AM