You know, the conspiracy theories about the GOP is just plain getting old. Get real - they don't control the gas prices or the oil prices.
And what exactly are the Dems going to do to fix it? Limit more how we can extract oil in this country? Push hybrids and other stuff making it impossible to own an affordable mode of transportation? A little realism about what either party can actually accomplish in the marketplace should be taken into account.
The markets definitely did not like the Dems getting control, which is likely why oil prices and thus gas prices shot up. Haven't you noticed how gas prices always go up with the oil futures (the price that we hear daily, which is not actually what is or necessarily what will be paid), but don't go down until the actual prices go down? I hate that about the gas market!
Anyway, yes, the markets reaction is based on how the Democrats generally treat businesses. They want to raise taxes, they aren't big of free markets, are moving more and more to a socialistic attitude. None of this, if they do any of it, is good for the maketplace as it stands currently.