I find it interesting that all your doom and gloom about the real reason for oil prices rising doesn't even mention anything about what it takes to produce oil.
First someone needs to drill in the ground and extract the oil. 20 years ago, you could basically stick a pipe in the ground and oil would come rushing out. It was basically free to produce, so we extracted and sold it as quickly as possible, for very little money. But then we ran out of cheap, easy oil. Now we have to work for it.
We're either off shore in very deep water, since the near shore oil is pretty much all gone, or we are far away from home, in a unstable countries. Increasingly we are even converting sand to oil, which apart from being an environmental catastrophe is already very expensive. It's so expensive and energy intensive that in some cases, a nuclear power plant is required to power the operation.
All these costs add on eachother, since the helicopters which resupply offshore rigs, the oil tankers that bring the oil home, and the mining operation that extracts oil sand from the ground all consume vast quantities of expensive oil.
That's why oil is expensive to begin with.
The reason that the price is now rising above its already high floor, is because of an increase in economic activity in the US and a few other countries. Whether or not this increase continues to pick up steam, we'll have to see, but I don't think anyone has given up on an accelerating economic recovery.
The stock market's value has doubled in the last few years, so the market apparently doesn't share your or the republican party's pessimism, despite a cyclical slow down in each spring of the last 4 years.
In fact, many stock indices are near all time highs.