Why would the republican party criticize the release of 60 million barrels of crude oil to the market?

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by admin1 in GOP marketing company

The GOP are calling the move "desperate"
Proves they are protecting the giant oil companies and not the consumer.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110623/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_iea_oil

BTW it was twenty-eight countries that have agreed to release 60 million barrels of crude oil not just Obama.

sounds like the GOP is a little desperate… lol

lower gas prices sound good to me… and Obama waited longer than most presidents have before releasing the reserves… (that’s the only real bone the GOP could have)

also, Obama is working on expanding more offshore drilling, despite what the GOP says…

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/may/15/obama-moves-on-domestic-oil-drilling/

12 Comments on “Why would the republican party criticize the release of 60 million barrels of crude oil to the market?”

  1. El Tecolote

    We don’t. I really don’t care what the Congressional GOP is saying. What we do oppose is the viewing of Obama as some kind of a hero for doing something every President before him has done when oil prices get too high.References :

  2. Frothing Neocon Rage

    One reason only: It’s good for the economy, which is good for Obama, which is bad for conservativesReferences :

  3. Zombie g

    sounds like the GOP is a little desperate… lol

    lower gas prices sound good to me… and Obama waited longer than most presidents have before releasing the reserves… (that’s the only real bone the GOP could have)

    also, Obama is working on expanding more offshore drilling, despite what the GOP says…

    http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/may/15/obama-moves-on-domestic-oil-drilling/References :

  4. thegubmint

    Probably because there is no supply shortage, which is the normal reason for such an emergency tactic to be taken.

    Seems like a valid line of reasoning to me.References :

  5. l3ecarefulhere

    It proves you are an idiot. The government will buy oil from the oil companies to refill the reserves. You understand that, right?References :

  6. golden needle

    My first thought is why would he do it when gas prices have dropped drastically from where they where , why did he not do it when it was over $4 a gallon ! Could it be he is campaigning now and down in the pools !References :

  7. Mr .1911

    It’s a drop in the bucket, too late, and a lame ploy to garner waning support.

    We should be drilling in the Gulf, Anwar, and building refineries.

    Do you hear obama supporting those long term solutions?

    BTW; THE GOVERNMENT MAKES MORE ON EVERY GALLON OF GASOLINE SOLD THAN THE COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE THEM.References :

  8. Dustndwind

    I think you are wrong in your statement. I vote Republican, and will admit that releasing the reserves was a good move on Obama’s part, only thing better, it could have happened sooner.References :

  9. Bonami

    Anything that would help the middle class is opposed by republicans. It is nothing new.References :

  10. 23rd SW Ark. Militia

    It proves that instead of drilling and building the needed refineries, Obama again uses a stupid truick. I see you fell for it.References :

  11. YB Logical

    I wonder how much oil is Obama has wasted on his Libyan War.

    "GPM — Gallons per Mile
    Because the military’s tanks, planes and ships burns fuel at such intense rates, it becomes impractical to talk about consumption in "miles per gallon." Military fuel use is, instead, tabulated in "gallons-per-mile," "gallons-per-minute," and "barrels-per-hour."

    The biggest gas-hogs in the Pentagon’s arsenal are the Navy’s non-nuclear aircraft carriers that burn 134 barrels per hour and battleships which consume 68 barrels per hour. At it top speed of 25 knots, the USS Independence (a 1070-foot-long aircraft carrier with 4.1 acres of flight deck and a crew of 2300) consumes 150,000 gallons of fuel a day."References : http://www.envirosagainstwar.org/know/read.php?itemid=593

    http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/air-force-aviation/calculating-specific-fuel-consumption-7055/

    http://greenanswers.com/q/28541/transportation/aviation/helicopters/how-much-fuel-do-military-use

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/m1-specs.htm

  12. How would I know

    For the same reason we didn’t like it when Bush did it.

    It’s from the US Strategic reserve. This oil is meant to keep essential functions going if our foreign oil supplies get cut off. It’s not enough to reduce prices, it’s not enough to last for long.. it’s an EMERGENCY supply.References :

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