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Instead, on Thursday he made trips across the 5th district to get his finger on the pulse on what's going on. Full Story
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god fearer

Farmville, VA

#1 Apr 5, 2012
GAS prices ARE outrageous ... because the Republicans have acted the 'W-e of Babylon'... in bed with the OIL corporations. The Republicans have 'w-d' with the OIL corporations with tax breaks, regulatory give-aways, special privileges, special protections, etc ...and of course the Republicans have received lavish give-aways, funds to campaigns, etc from the OIL corporations. Now, Mr Hurt, and the Republicans, have vested interests in bringing DIRTY uranium mining in the District, and are hiding from absolute transparency. And the studies suggest that the DIRTY impact of uranium mining is DIRTY for HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS of years. Will the Republicans be there to clean it up? And, btw, DIRTY uranium mining DOES NOT A THING to bring down the price of gas. What brings down the price of gas is for the US to enforce CLEAN use of coal. The US has lots of coal AND we have technology to clean up the use of goal ... not just the exhaust towers at the generation plants, but also with the mining (WHICH ALSO MUST BE MADE SAFE FOR WORKERS: remember, Virginia corporation was the one that owned the UNSAFE mining operations in WV where all those sons, fathers, and brothers died!). So, why doesn't Mr Hurt work to ENSURE CLEAN and SAFE MINING and power generation from coal? AND quick development and aggressive sales of all ELECTRIC transportation systems?
get real people

Colonial Beach, VA

#2 Apr 5, 2012
I believe refineries are switching over to the more costly summer blend which shuts refineries down and creates a false economics relative to price. Supply of crude is ample and the dollar sucks!
brad

Manchester, CT

#3 Apr 5, 2012
get real people wrote:
I believe refineries are switching over to the more costly summer blend which shuts refineries down and creates a false economics relative to price. Supply of crude is ample and the dollar sucks!
Its just another excuse.
Even the cash-cow has to take a break now and then.LOL
Central VA Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 6, 2012
The headlines for this story should be; "Hurt comes to Charlottesville area to get a Snow Job".

Since his election Hurt has only visited businesses in the area where people will tell him what he wants to hear. Hurt has repeatedly refused to meet with the citizens of the Charlottesville portion of the 5th district in an open town-hall meeting, in a public location. Can he not defend his votes for the "bridge to no where"? Is it impossible to explain his inaction on encouraging the Repuglican leadership to bring the jobs bill up for a vote? Does he not have the words in his vocabulary to explain his vote to de-fund parts of the health-care act that allows insurance coverage for children. Is it possible he can not defend his twice voting for Ryan budgets that will gut Medicare and Social Security for Senior Citizens? One last Question Robert, or maybe his defenders know the answer to this one; why did Congressman Robert Hurt vote to ship ALL WOMEN in this country back to the 50's and refuse them access to contraceptives?

I realize this is a long list Bobbie; but how about the answer to just one of these questions. Just one. Or maybe a journalist can start this conversation.

STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN!
DON'T VOTE FOR GEORGE MACACA.

more to come
SkipD

Keene, VA

#5 Apr 6, 2012
You don't have to make a trip across the 5th district to "get the pulse.........."

All you have to do get 10 people together and ask.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 6, 2012
brad wrote:
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Its just another excuse.
Even the cash-cow has to take a break now and then.LOL
It's a means to make a political 'contribution' to their favorite party, talking points against the incumbent.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#7 Apr 6, 2012
Sons Of Patriots

Crimora, VA

#8 Apr 6, 2012
This may ease your pain, especially the "Republican derangement syndrome"
It's funny, when Bush was in office, it was his fault. Obama in office there's no blame? As far as coal please check links. Also leave it to the left to make politics out of the deaths of miners. below....http://www.realclearp olitics.com/2012/02/15/obama_w inning_his_war_against_coal_27 3599.html

http://www.opensecrets.org/industries
/indus.php?ind=e01

http://factcheck.org/2008/03/obamas-oil-spill...

http://www.news-register.net/page/content.det...
Dont Be BUTT STUPID

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Apr 6, 2012
I cannot stand this Obama crook, but this latest push by the Republican is completely offensive in the assumption of voter stupidity!

THE PRSIDENT DOES NOT SET GAS PRICES! PERIOD!

Gas prices are rising because rising prosperity in China, India, Brazil, and dozens of other countries means they are now competing with the US and Europe for the limited supply of global oil. That, as well as to a smaller extent fluctuations in the dollar and price speculators are the real cause of rising gas prices, and it was not caused by Obama, Bush, or even the recession. If anything, the recession helped keep gas prices lower by reducing demand.

By pushing this bogus issue, Republicans are risking being completely discredited on the real issues, and risking our ability to take back the White House and Congress. The voters will not react kindly to being lied to and treated like idiots, and we may pay dearly if they take out their anger on us by re-electing Obama in the fall.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Apr 6, 2012
Dont Be BUTT STUPID wrote:
I cannot stand this Obama crook, but this latest push by the Republican is completely offensive in the assumption of voter stupidity!
THE PRSIDENT DOES NOT SET GAS PRICES! PERIOD!
Gas prices are rising because rising prosperity in China, India, Brazil, and dozens of other countries means they are now competing with the US and Europe for the limited supply of global oil. That, as well as to a smaller extent fluctuations in the dollar and price speculators are the real cause of rising gas prices, and it was not caused by Obama, Bush, or even the recession. If anything, the recession helped keep gas prices lower by reducing demand.
By pushing this bogus issue, Republicans are risking being completely discredited on the real issues, and risking our ability to take back the White House and Congress. The voters will not react kindly to being lied to and treated like idiots, and we may pay dearly if they take out their anger on us by re-electing Obama in the fall.
Fortunately for Republicans they don't have to be bothered about the reasons why or digging any deeper than headlines, banners and faux news.
Dem Socialists

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 6, 2012
Dont Be BUTT STUPID wrote:
I cannot stand this Obama crook, but this latest push by the Republican is completely offensive in the assumption of voter stupidity!
THE PRSIDENT DOES NOT SET GAS PRICES! PERIOD!
Gas prices are rising because rising prosperity in China, India, Brazil, and dozens of other countries means they are now competing with the US and Europe for the limited supply of global oil. That, as well as to a smaller extent fluctuations in the dollar and price speculators are the real cause of rising gas prices, and it was not caused by Obama, Bush, or even the recession. If anything, the recession helped keep gas prices lower by reducing demand.
By pushing this bogus issue, Republicans are risking being completely discredited on the real issues, and risking our ability to take back the White House and Congress. The voters will not react kindly to being lied to and treated like idiots, and we may pay dearly if they take out their anger on us by re-electing Obama in the fall.
Obama IS setting the gas prices high to destroy America and send our taxes to Solindra criminal friends. He is blocking the drilling and pipelines that can drop gas to 60 cents again so he can send Americas money to his muslem buddies. You are a socialist stooge if you believe otherwise!
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#12 Apr 6, 2012
Dem Socialists wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama IS setting the gas prices high to destroy America and send our taxes to Solindra criminal friends. He is blocking the drilling and pipelines that can drop gas to 60 cents again so he can send Americas money to his muslem buddies. You are a socialist stooge if you believe otherwise!
Yeah, well...you are ignorant if you think the President sets gas prices. Ask some of your Republican friends if "the President sets gas prices". Where on earth do you get this? Drilling will only lower gas prices in about 20 years. Did people take Sarah Palin seriously when she said she would lower gas prices to $2 a gallon? No, people realized she was completely uninformed about what sets gas prices and that she had no power to back up that promise. It completely baffles me that people are so gullible. I'm so glad Obama is going to be re-elected. Women support Obama 2 to 1 over Mitt Romney. As someone said the other day, there are not enough men in this country to elect a Republican with a gender gap like that. They blew their foot off when they started in on contraception and family planning rights. What party in their right mind alienates literally ONE HALF of the voting public?
President Cantor 2016

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Apr 7, 2012
County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, well...you are ignorant if you think the President sets gas prices. Ask some of your Republican friends if "the President sets gas prices". Where on earth do you get this? Drilling will only lower gas prices in about 20 years. Did people take Sarah Palin seriously when she said she would lower gas prices to $2 a gallon? No, people realized she was completely uninformed about what sets gas prices and that she had no power to back up that promise. It completely baffles me that people are so gullible. I'm so glad Obama is going to be re-elected. Women support Obama 2 to 1 over Mitt Romney. As someone said the other day, there are not enough men in this country to elect a Republican with a gender gap like that. They blew their foot off when they started in on contraception and family planning rights. What party in their right mind alienates literally ONE HALF of the voting public?
Even if that Kenyan imposter buys the election this year, if we even have a country left, President Cantor and Vice President Hurt will lower gas prices back down to 70 cents were they belong!
bologna streets

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Apr 8, 2012
Dem Socialists wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama IS setting the gas prices high to destroy America and send our taxes to Solindra criminal friends. He is blocking the drilling and pipelines that can drop gas to 60 cents again so he can send Americas money to his muslem buddies. You are a socialist stooge if you believe otherwise!
everyone down, put your tin foil hats on. a conspiracy is a foot. a new pipeline is the answer to everything, it magically drops the price of gas 60cents a gallon. I believe your not the sharpest tool in the drawer
Fire Fluvanna Government

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Apr 8, 2012
Obama raises gas prices like Fluvanna raises property taxes! Steep and often!
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Apr 9, 2012
Since it takes 4-5 years for oil to go from being permitted for drilling to becoming gasoline in your car it was Bush, the lesser's big oil policies that have pushed gasoline prices up this year. So you can blame President Obama for what the prices are somewhere between next spring and the following winter but for right now Bush, the lesser, and the conservs have to shoulder the blame.
6 Dollars by July 4th

San Diego, CA

#17 Apr 9, 2012
Get ready!!!
Bigdogbite

Louisa, VA

#18 Apr 9, 2012
6 Dollars by July 4th wrote:
Get ready!!!
Good. I like light traffic.
Breitbart

Maple Shade, NJ

#19 Apr 9, 2012
Obama is a gas jerk-off.
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Apr 9, 2012
Central VA Marine wrote:
The headlines for this story should be; "Hurt comes to Charlottesville area to get a Snow Job".
Since his election Hurt has only visited businesses in the area where people will tell him what he wants to hear. Hurt has repeatedly refused to meet with the citizens of the Charlottesville portion of the 5th district in an open town-hall meeting, in a public location. Can he not defend his votes for the "bridge to no where"? Is it impossible to explain his inaction on encouraging the Repuglican leadership to bring the jobs bill up for a vote? Does he not have the words in his vocabulary to explain his vote to de-fund parts of the health-care act that allows insurance coverage for children. Is it possible he can not defend his twice voting for Ryan budgets that will gut Medicare and Social Security for Senior Citizens? One last Question Robert, or maybe his defenders know the answer to this one; why did Congressman Robert Hurt vote to ship ALL WOMEN in this country back to the 50's and refuse them access to contraceptives?
I realize this is a long list Bobbie; but how about the answer to just one of these questions. Just one. Or maybe a journalist can start this conversation.
STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN!
DON'T VOTE FOR GEORGE MACACA.
more to come
You've already shown that you don't want to hear, or listen to anything he says so why should he come talk to you? I would imagine NO one wants to hear you beetch continuously...In your case, the squeaky wheel gets ignored.

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