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Obama: GOP "Licking Their Chops" Over Rising Gas Prices, They "Root For Bad News"

At a campaign event in Coral Gables, Florida, President Obama says Republicans see rising gas prices as a "political opportunity" and they are "licking their chops."

Obama didn't stop there. "They greet bad news so enthusiastically," he added.

"Some politicians, they see this as a political opportunity. I know you're shocked by that. Last week the lead story in one newspaper said, 'Gasoline prices are on the rise and Republicans are licking their chops.' That's a quote. That's the lead. Licking their chops. Only in politics do people root for bad news. They greet bad news so enthusiastically," Obama said.

"You pay more, they're licking their chops. You can bet that since it's an election year, they're already dusting off their three-point plan for $2 gas. I'll save you the suspense. Step one is to drill and step two is to drill and then step three is to keep drilling. We are at the same line in 2007 when I was running for president. We hear the same thing every year. We've heard the same thing for 30 years. Well, the American people aren't stupid. They know that's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling," he said.

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