OMG! IER Says High Gas Prices are Part of the Obama Plan
Forget unleaded or super unleaded, kiddies, this is Hopey-Changey Plus we're talking here.
Not too long ago, I caught a link someone put on Twitter saying gas was in the $1.60 a gallon range when Bush left office. Could that number be real? I was still living in San Francisco in early 2009 and, at that time, did not have a car (San Franciscans don't need to drive, and it's probably better if you don't lest you get branded as a liquid dinosaur bone-guzzling asshole by the neighbors who walk back and forth to Trader Joe's) so I couldn't really recall as I didn't care at the time but I certainly didn't remember $1.60 gas. Sure enough, that was the national average at that time.
Meanwhile, now that I'm on the East Coast I have no choice but to get in the trusty old Mazda for everything from grocery shopping to visiting the Hill, although I do dump her off at a Metro parking lot for trips into DC. Still, it breaks my little Fedbashing heart to see $50 fill ups.
Even more heart-breaking, the idea that all of this could totally be on purpose. Say what?
Institute for Energy Research:
It is not too difficult to understand President Obama’s point of view on energy. When he first took office, he was given the opportunity to select a new Secretary of Energy. He chose Steven Chu, who had just been quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying that “somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Currently, a gallon of gasoline in Europe will set you back over $8.
Then, faced with the decision of who to place in charge of the Department of Interior, which controls much of America’s vast energy resources, he chose a senator who went on record to oppose any new drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, even if gasoline prices reached $10 per gallon.
President Obama chose to surround himself with anti-energy advocates that view affordable energy as a problem, not a solution. So it is important to keep that in mind as you watch him and members of his administration as they attempt to handle the current crisis of rising energy costs. While they act as though affordable energy is the goal, observers must remember how these activists deliberately fought for higher energy prices before the public spotlight was shining so brightly on them.
Not only that, Obama also chose to surround himself with a degenerate crew of economic idiots (no offense to the idiots out there) at a time when this country needs true leadership, talent and genius to maneuver the Titanic away from the giant, jagged iceberg jutting out of the water. Fail.
Raise your hand if you are surprised by any of this.