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.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


elf2006real said...

Did any of the moonstruck idiots who voted for him bother to look at his ideology and record at all?

It's just that our Democracy Perish, since the electorate have proven over decades that they are shallow grasping fools.

How Democracies Perish by Jean Francios Revel. Still a classic 30 years later.

profalbrecht said...

This is a really good post, today.

I know you have banned P* from mention on these pages. Can't ban all the idiots, though. Who would you write about?

D's are going to take back the house in 2012, and don't seem much to hinder Obama's new policies in 2013, 2014.

Anonymous said...

Chrysler recently posted a profit (of sorts) and much of their recent success is due to people going back out and buying Ram pick up trucks. The profit margin in those vehicles is big. The unwashed masses will go back to buying tanks as soon as they are able to do so - there is an entire generation of people who are:

a. so fat they can't comfortably ride in a normal sized vehicle

b. driven by status symbol

c. grew up with a generation of SUV/Pick up truck/Suburban

d. easily frightened of driving in anything less than an armored personnel carrier.

The buyer's psyche has been changed. I've seen it with my own two eyes. It would take a much higher price for gas and for that price to be sustained for a long period of time for the buyer's attitude to change. The head is ever the dupe of the heart, right?

Anonymous said...

new voice over for a Dodge commercial....

take a look at some of the lard asses you see in your comings and goings and then tell me they are going to be able to comfortably do their 34.3 mile one way commute to their office cube driving a '84 Plymouth Horizon or Reliant K car.... in today's world??? ain't gonna happen, dog. Mofo's be wantin' Ram comfort, stylin', 'tude, etc. Ram ---- the truck choice of idiots for 15 years ---- don't worry, you're in great company...

I have to laugh when I blast by some of said SUV-conditioned idiots on the Beltway in my trusty old Mazda. She gets nearly 30 miles to the gallon, even approaching her 9th birthday.

Once I run her into the ground, I'm trading up to a new Mazda3... er, make that a new-to-me, formerly-LEASED Mazda3 that some idiot couldn't afford and only put 10,000 miles on before he had to return it to the dealership.

Zoom-zoom, bitches.