Republicans like Mitt Romney, Steve Forbes, Rudy Giulani, etc. were in power instead of these freakin bozos? The markets are petrified of the democrats agenda, and the stock market clearly is reflecting this. Like someone else said, it does indeed feeling like we're living in the twilight zone.
As for XOM, even with these nutjobs running the show, this stock has got to be a lot higher 2-3 years from now.