Obama campaign now fundraising off of high gas prices by blaming … the Koch brothers

posted at 10:16 pm on February 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Nothing new here. Remember, O’s very first campaign ad of the year was also aimed at the Kochs. Until the GOP chooses a nominee, the Emmanuel Goldstein brothers will have to do as the designated root of all political evil. Look at it from Obama’s perspective: What’s more likely to get a shrieking leftist to open his wallet, some perfunctory grumbling about Mitt “Meh” Romney or a dire new warning about just how far the Kochtopus’s tentacles extend?

The title of the fundraising e-mail, no joke: “They’re obsessed.”

In just about 24 hours, Mitt Romney is headed to a hotel ballroom to give a speech sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a front group founded and funded by the Koch brothers.

Those are the same Koch brothers whose business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump, and who bankrolled Tea Party extremism, and committed $200 million to try to destroy President Obama before Election Day.

So in the hours before Romney courts two men obsessed with making Barack Obama a one-term president, let’s see how many of us can chip in to the Two-Term Fund.

Looking forward to Monday when Jay Carney gets to elaborate on the tea party’s “extremism” vis-a-vis Occupy Wall Street, hopefully with that trademark look of constipation on his face. As for the charge that the Kochs are manipulating oil prices, their spokesman responds:

[I]t is false that our “business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump.” Our business vision begins and ends with value creation — real, long-term value for customers and for society. We own no gasoline stations and the part of our business you allude to, oil and gas refining, actually lowers the price of gasoline by increasing supply. Either you simply misunderstand the way commodities markets work or you are misleading your supporters and the rest of the American people…

If the President’s campaign has some principled disagreement with the arguments we are making publicly about the staggering debt the President and previous administrations have imposed on the country, the regulations that are stifling business growth and innovation, the increasing intrusion of government into nearly every aspect of American life, we would be eager to hear them. But it is an abuse of the President’s position and does a disservice to our nation for the President and his campaign to criticize private citizens simply for the act of engaging in their constitutional right of free speech about important matters of public policy. The implication in that sort of attack is obvious: dare to criticize the President’s policies and you will be singled out and personally maligned by the President and his campaign in an effort to chill free speech and squelch dissent.

I’m not sure why he bothered responding. Their appeal to stop using the bully pulpit to attack private citizens obviously isn’t working; they’ve been making that point for months, most famously when Koch lawyer (and liberal ally on gay marriage) Ted Olson ripped Obama for having a de facto “enemies list,” and yet the demagoguery rolls on. In a sense, it’s not worth taking personally: If it wasn’t them, it’d be someone else taking the blame for Obama’s failures. That’s how scapegoats work. Go read this WaPo piece from this morning describing how the per-person cost under ObamaCare’s high-risk pools is already expected to more than double the initial estimate made in 2010. In a few years, when health-care costs start to spiral, a scapegoat will be needed for that too. Will it be the Kochs or some other lucky extremist plutocratic boogeyman? Stay tuned.


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Where does the buck stop with this President?

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

It is very apparent that Obowma has absolutely no clue or concept of what the term “revenue” means…

Seven Percent Solution on February 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM

send baracky a copy of my pet goat

newrouter on February 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Rest of America: ” The who brothers?!”

ThePrez on February 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

More Alinskying. Not surprising.

22044 on February 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Dude is Nixon on steroids. Guess this helps prove the old saying that you become what you hate.

Betenoire on February 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

It’s Obama. What’d ya expect? Honesty?

Either he hasn’t a clue or he is evil personified. Either way, each day he is in the White House brings us one day closer to our demise as a civilization.

“Apres moi le deluge”

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

What’s more likely to get a shrieking leftist to open his wallet, some perfunctory grumbling about Mitt “Meh” Romney or a dire new warning about just how far the Kochtopus’s tentacles extend?

Mitt needs to hire AP as his head speech writer. It may be his only way to win.

Kataklysmic on February 24, 2012 at 10:24 PM

So Obama hates Koch?

Igor R. on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Where does the buck stop with this President?

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Whose buck? Mine, yours, or Obama’s?

egmont on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

the Messina thing is really trashy…but that’s who they are.

What I don’t get is that every time I see a post on the Sant/Mitt food fight I think these guys are running for the president of the Senior Class at the local HS.

And, to make matters worse the Rs are morphing into the SoCon party which will be defeated handily by Obama.

And here’s the problem…when Barry is re-elected…and the Dims still have the Senate…and the House is split (please, please, let’s not re-elect Nancy)…..the Left will say Ratification…We Are Ratified…We Have a Mandate.

Count on it.

r keller on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Just filled up the tank. $4.16 a gallon here in CA

El_Terrible on February 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Rest of America: ” The who brothers?!”

ThePrez on February 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM

For sure.

egmont on February 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I’m not sure why he bothered responding.

If a tree falls in the forest…..

This drivel should be responded to. Bush made a huge mistake by never responding and now it’s going to take a long time to rectify the narrative the left has built.

Vince on February 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Are there any liberal HA readers who care to take a stab in trying to back this piece of blatantly false propaganda up with a non-skittle-sharting-unicorn explanation? Try and convince me that Obama isn’t a gigantic liar.

preallocated on February 24, 2012 at 10:29 PM

The success of a cult depends on having an enemy, and the cult leader is the only one who can save you from the monster.

Obama has to have enemies or his followers will instead turn to look at him and see the empty suit.

batterup on February 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

So Obama hates Koch?

Igor R. on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Reggie just called and said: Ummm, no?

preallocated on February 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

And barry is going into Syria because of WMDs???? Just before election? I’m getting dizzy

r keller on February 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Whose buck? Mine, yours, or Obama’s?

egmont on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Obama’s..of course..

We are only blessed to have some of Obama’s stash.

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM

President Scum Bag.

Sporty1946 on February 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM

I’m not sure why he bothered responding.

I am wondering that myself.
By now, anyone with even one milligram of grey matter knows that whatever Obama says or does is directed towards his worshippers , also known as stupid people of America. He is not concerned about what patriotic harworking taxpaying Americans think or want.
His people don’t either. Obama’s people will believe any lie he tells them because that’s all they know, they never even make an effort to look for the truth. He knows it and they know it.
And then there are his fluffers in the media who make sure these stupid people don’t jump the plantation .

burrata on February 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM

We are only blessed to have some of Obama’s stash.

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Yes, I am reminded to be grateful for all that Obama has in store for us//

egmont on February 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Yes yes Urkel. We all know it’s never your fault.

Mr Galt on February 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Obama just gets a faint contact high from pronouncing the Koch brothers’ name.

Sounds like… sniff.

profitsbeard on February 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Old Slogan: “Hope and Change”

New Slogan: “Don’t Blame Me”

fogw on February 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Leading the country is too hard, especially when one is totally unqualified for the job.

But inciting the mob, that’s a different thing. Barack Obama was born to be a demagogue, and trained to be very good at it.

J Baustian on February 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I am so sick of this clown…

thedevilinside on February 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Does anyone else find it disturbing that a sitting President would call out private US citizens?

If what the Koch brothers are alleged to be doing in Obama’s eyes is wrong…get a federal indictment and take it to court.

But, a US President demonizing private US citizens who are conducting themselves under the law, under our Constitution?

And the Koch brothers are not the only ones targeted under this Alinsky methodology.

Look back over the last plus-three years…it is habit for Obama to lay blame for all manner of ills (caused by Obama) on others…make all sorts of wild accusations without a shred of actual evidence of wrong doing…and for a sitting US President to do this to private US citizens?

And folks are OK with this?

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

didn’t have any idea how powerful the Koch bros are … And how feeble the skinny arsed president one is.

tarpon on February 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Gas prices are hyper because somebody trashed the value of our dollar with hyper spending and Fed hyper printing.

Who did that again?

GW actually did do things to try and alleviate pain at the pump, Obama wants pain at the pump and use it to personally harm his opponents too.

Presidential?

Or Saul Alinsky?

Speakup on February 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Mitt needs to hire AP as his head speech writer. It may be his only way to win.

Kataklysmic on February 24, 2012 at 10:24 PM

This. From your keyboard to Mittbot’s programming… =)

DavidW on February 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

It’s exactly what Woodrow Wilson & FDR did – and remember they also jailed their “enemies”.

batterup on February 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

batterup on February 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Both of them Progressive socialists as well.

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

In case y’all have an apetite for following a fast paced article on why Obama and his henchmen keep repeating the Koch Brothers conspiracy theory , read this :
http://biggovernment.com/jpollak/2011/08/30/meet-mark-ames-the-exile-who-created-the-false-koch-brothers-conspiracy-theory/

He has written about having sex with an underage girl, and claims he once threatened to kill a pregnant girlfriend unless she had an abortion. He claims to hate marijuana, but recommends heroin as the cure for suburban boredom. He mocks “Tea Baggers” and scorns “hippies.” His Russian newspaper was shuttered after a government crackdown, and he’s a regular on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC.

Meet Mark Ames, the provocateur who created the Koch brothers conspiracy theory.

burrata on February 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Gads I hate that picture…Makes me want to punch…something.

iwasbornwithit on February 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Here’s a fun game. Anytime you see a quote from Obama or any of his minnions, substitute tin horn dictator stuff. For example:

Those are the same Koch brothers Capitalist pigs whose business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump, and who bankrolled Tea Party Opposition Party extremism, and committed $200 million to try to destroy President Obama Chavez before Election Day.

It’s fun and it works every time.

dirtseller on February 24, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Not to worry. Next year at this time when gas is around 2 dollars lower, President Romney who will be in office for all of 30 days will get no credit what so ever.

tjexcite on February 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Who cares?

I know the real enemy is Mitt Romney.

Because Rush, Savage, Levin and Beck tell me so.

You see, I am an idiot who gets led around by the nose by talk radio hosts.

That’s the definition of a conservative these days, apparently.

NoDonkey on February 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM

What’s more likely to get a shrieking leftist to open his wallet, some perfunctory grumbling about Mitt “Meh” Romney or a dire new warning about just how far the Kochtopus’s tentacles extend?

If my shrieking leftist acquaintances are any indication then Meh Romney has much greater name recognition than the Kochs. And yes these are the same bots who could recite chapter and verse about PNAC and Prescott Bush a few years back. (I live in NJ)

Go RBNY on February 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM

So Obama hates Koch?

Igor R. on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

That’s not what I heard.

Kevin71 on February 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM

That’s the ticket, stop oil from Canada, and blame someone else.
the blamer in chief.

angrymike on February 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Either you simply misunderstand the way commodities markets work or you are misleading your supporters and the rest of the American people…

Ought to come right out and call Barry a LIAR!

GarandFan on February 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Does Obama want the Koch brothers to refine more oil or does he want them to refine less oil? Your average liberal imbecile should be able to recognize the nonsense Obama is spewing. I wonder if they like being hit up for money while being taken as fools.

Also, Obama got elected even while saying he liked the high fuel prices at the time. Other leftist heroes like Al Gore have publicly yearned for higher gas prices. If they really thought the Koch brothers were responsible for the high prices, shouldn’t Obama and his little minions be praising them?

These leftists are jumble of confusions and contradictions. It must hurt.

Buddahpundit on February 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM

This is yet another one of the Obama-DNC “Fear the Dust Bunnies Attack Team White People With Money” efforts.

Waving their Bibles, clinging to their guns, no doubt. Out to get ya’ so send Obama yo’ moneyyy.

Lourdes on February 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I suggest Obama invite the Koch Brothers to the White House for a Sparkling Water Summit. Make Obama actually interact with them for an hour while sober, what a challenge.

Lourdes on February 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM

And folks are OK with this?

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Actually, it is quite chilling.

Kudos to the Koch brothers for fighting back so eloquently. They sure did give a great smackdown, didn’t they?

And it just proves how ignorant the libs are. The fundraisers think just by citing the word Koch Brothers, it will work Obamas fantards into a lather.

Do you all remember the fundraising letters sent out by the RNC in 2004 and Bush? They were focused on staying the course in the war on terror, quite patriotic, etc.

What a contrast.

karenhasfreedom on February 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

These leftists are jumble of confusions and contradictions. It must hurt.

It would, if they thought about it. But we all know lefty’s don’t think.

Cyhort on February 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

In case y’all have an apetite for following a fast paced article on why Obama and his henchmen keep repeating the Koch Brothers conspiracy theory , read this :
http://biggovernment.com/jpollak/2011/08/30/meet-mark-ames-the-exile-who-created-the-false-koch-brothers-conspiracy-theory/

He has written about having sex with an underage girl, and claims he once threatened to kill a pregnant girlfriend unless she had an abortion. He claims to hate marijuana, but recommends heroin as the cure for suburban boredom. He mocks “Tea Baggers” and scorns “hippies.” His Russian newspaper was shuttered after a government crackdown, and he’s a regular on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC.

Meet Mark Ames, the provocateur who created the Koch brothers conspiracy theory.

burrata on February 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Hmmm…

(Footnote: emphasis added in above quoted-quote).

I can agree with him about the “hippie” thing but that sounds more like he tossed that in to disrail closer examination of who he is and how nuts-for-Lenin the guy appears to be.

Lourdes on February 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM

And it just proves how ignorant the libs are. The fundraisers think just by citing the word Koch Brothers, it will work Obamas fantards into a lather…

karenhasfreedom on February 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Essentially, the Left lathers about the fact that some people WHO AREN’T LIBERALS actually have wealth. It seems to drive their possessive-obsessions into a frenzy, like it does most communists.

Lourdes on February 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Looking forward to Monday when Jay Carney gets to elaborate on the tea party’s “extremism” vis-a-vis Occupy Wall Street, hopefully with that trademark look of constipation on his face.

LMAO!, such an apt description of Carney Barker.

OxyCon on February 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Looks like Obasketcase has absolutely nuthin’ to campaign on. He doesn’t even have a bottom of the barrel to scrape from anymore. This is beyond desperation. He’s entering “I’m screwed” territory.

stukinIL4now on February 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I always thought that Obama had delusions of adequacy, but now, I’m convinced. I’m surprised he walks upright.

DevilsPrinciple on February 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Tim Tebow is a turn the other cheek type. Admirable.

The Koch brothers (and Sarah), not so much. Also admirable.

wolfsDad on February 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Where does the buck stop with this President?

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

It never will. NOTHING is his fault. EVER.

When he gets sent back to Chicago next January he will STILL be making excuses.

Real men accept responsibility.

Losers like Obama assign blame.

wildcat72 on February 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Tim Tebow is a turn the other cheek type. Admirable.

The Koch brothers (and Sarah), not so much. Also admirable.

wolfsDad on February 25, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Sometimes Christians have to fight off those lions.

wildcat72 on February 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Camp Obama has only just begun to flail about looking for something, anything, to latch onto. My advice to them is to continue to whup on the Roman Catholic Church, while assuring voters that the economy is FINALLY looking, uh, good.

minnesoter on February 25, 2012 at 12:22 AM

In case y’all have an apetite for following a fast paced article on why Obama and his henchmen keep repeating the Koch Brothers conspiracy theory , read this :

http://biggovernment.com/jpollak/2011/08/30/meet-mark-ames-the-exile-who-created-the-false-koch-brothers-conspiracy-theory/

To clarify my perspective, though, Ames sounds entirely insane. It is indeed shocking at just how disturbed, insane, the man is.

Lourdes on February 25, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Camp Obama has only just begun to flail about looking for something, anything, to latch onto. My advice to them is to continue to whup on the Roman Catholic Church, while assuring voters that the economy is FINALLY looking, uh, good.

minnesoter on February 25, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Moochelle’s bum is expanding faster than the economy.

wildcat72 on February 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM

So Obama hates Koch?

Igor R. on February 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM

IIRC, he used to be a big fan in his younger days.

(Remember, it’s pronounced like the beverage.)

Good Solid B-Plus on February 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM

So the manufacturer of toilet paper, that is now looking to relocate to Canada because manufacturing is dead in America , is the gas Tsar? This is retarded.

pat on February 25, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Lying POS!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2012 at 1:02 AM

The Emmanuel Goldstein Bros.? Wow AP. Why did I just learn that now?

WryTrvllr on February 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Couldn’t this definitely be considered slander? I am not a lawyer, but this definitely sounds like it crossed the line in attacking the Koch brothers considering that they are private citizens.

ArkyDore on February 25, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Was there one instance where Bush singled out and demonized someone like this?

PattyJ on February 25, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Couldn’t this definitely be considered slander? I am not a lawyer, but this definitely sounds like it crossed the line in attacking the Koch brothers considering that they are private citizens.

ArkyDore on February 25, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Was there one instance where Bush singled out and demonized someone like this?

PattyJ on February 25, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Perhaps there’s a lazy assumption by the brazen Left that they can do no legal wrongs because the courts are under their control…

Who knows but I agree the Koch Brothers were slandered.

As to Obama’s brazen, disgustingly UNprofessional UNpresidency, he’s a street punk who is using the Presidency megaphone but he’s still a street punk. Obama’s engaged in guteral, disgusting acts, as are the DNC. They don’t care about standards.

Lourdes on February 25, 2012 at 2:03 AM

but he’s still a street punk

“I was a little Jakarta street kid punk.” — Barky

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 25, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Obama pipe dreams of converting algae to energy while he kills the American dream and tries to marginalize the producers. Charles Koch Arena is helping Wichita State University athletes and fans live the American dream.

opaobie on February 25, 2012 at 2:28 AM

You’re not sure why he responded? Because if you don’t speak up, then there’s only one narrative. Because that’s what they’ve had to do since the left turds lost Bush and gained a full federal governance which left them with no target to focus on. What’s better than putting out your own information? Putting it out in a thorough and non-antagonistic manner.

John Kettlewell on February 25, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Hey Allahpundit:

“David Koch, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, says he was the target of 100 credible death threats last year alone because of his opposition to unions in the United States. ”

Read more on Newsmax.com: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/David-Koch-Death-Threats/2012/02/19/id/429887

Its all fun and games until someone gets killed.

Logboy on February 25, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Where does the buck stop with this President?

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

He killed bin laden.

Huckabye-Romney on February 25, 2012 at 5:09 AM

You can’t make this up. We have a Game-Boy president, who creates SimCity economies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577239451282407114.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

onlineanalyst on February 25, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Sen. Jeff Sessions has lots of good advice to give to Prez-dunce Rudderless, the Algae Agitator: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/02/a-rebuke-to-our-rudderless-president.php

onlineanalyst on February 25, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Koch is a hell of a drug

DHChron on February 25, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Obama is incredible . . . there is absolutely no doubt that he is lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map. Who in their right mind believes anything this guy says?

rplat on February 25, 2012 at 6:10 AM

I believe he wants to tax and spend

DHChron on February 25, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Tire pressue gauges for everyone !!!

stenwin77 on February 25, 2012 at 6:57 AM

I’m not sure why he bothered responding

. Their appeal to stop using the bully pulpit to attack private citizens obviously isn’t working; they’ve been making that point for months, most famously when Koch lawyer (and liberal ally on gay marriage) Ted Olson ripped Obama for having a de facto “enemies list,” and yet the demagoguery rolls on.

It is relatively mild rebuke as these things go.

If Obama keeps up such attacks then he will continue to get responses… ooooo! shiny!!!

If Obama switches targets after such mild rebukes, he will then be even weaker with his base than he is.

So long as Obama can’t draw his attention away from some rather low-level targets, he will then be unable to paint a narrative against anyone else. Which he will have to do during the election cycle once a Republican nominee is decided upon. That is a lose-lose for Obama, plus he is angering the last of the liberaltarians with this stuff, and he needs every fellow traveler he can get to win which is bad news.

Responding in a civil and firm tone is always a winner against a bully who will then seem petty and then weak by being unable to do the same. The more Obama keeps up this attack he will be perceived as weak and petty… more than he already is and that will turn off voters no end. Obama and the Left from WI have chosen the wrong people to demonize never, ever distract from an opponent from doing something stupid. I do believe the Koch brothers know that, and so should anyone else attacked by this Administration: respond in a civil tone, challenge the assertions, ask for evidence, then tell them to stop when they can’t produce it and finally take them to court as a last resort on such baseless attacks upon one’s character and activities which are fully within the bounds of the law.

ajacksonian on February 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM

stenwin77 on February 25, 2012 at 6:57 AM

gauges and new air filters…free of charge!

DHChron on February 25, 2012 at 7:14 AM

It’s the ATM’s fault…and the rascally GOP

DHChron on February 25, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Dude is Nixon on steroids. Guess this helps prove the old saying that you become what you hate.

Betenoire on February 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Nixon may have been a vicious and malignant campaigner, but had a sense of honor, loved his country, and knew how to manage a nation and conduct diplomacy.

Obama can’t polish Nixon’s shoes.

philwynk on February 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

FREE Mumia!

/sarc

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM

It’s Obama. What’d ya expect? Honesty?

Either he hasn’t a clue or he is evil personified.

coldwarrior on February 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I’ll take door number 2.

SagebrushPuppet on February 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM

More Stimulus Money Blowing in the Wind

http://biggovernment.com/serickson/2012/02/24/more-stimulus-money-blowing-in-the-wind/

Promising to create millions of “green” jobs, Obama stated during his campaign that, “We’ll invest $15 billion a year over the next decade in renewable energy, creating five million new green jobs that pay well, can’t be outsourced and help end our dependence on foreign oil.”

So where exactly are all those “green” jobs?

mountainaires on February 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I’ve never understood why employees of battered entities (oil companies, pharmaceuticals), including upstream and downstream suppliers and customers, would have a single employee or family member willing to pull lever for people who hate them and publicly revile them. This alone should be a sufficient disincentive for demagogues like Obama to pursue these hateful strategies.

matthew8787 on February 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM

So where exactly are all those “green” jobs?

mountainaires on February 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM

♫♪ “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” ♫♪

(as it were)
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on February 25, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I just received an emailed newsletter from my Senator. He was trying to prepare us for higher gas prices. In his letter he said that “there have always been problems in the Middle East” and doesn’t seem to blame those problems or the extent of them on rising fuel costs. He, instead, blames “speculators” and says there is legislation in Congress now that will limit their power and access. What do you think? Oddly, he said the Bill is co-sponsored by Jay Rockefeller.

jatfla on February 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I’m sensing a bit of a disconnect here. On Thursday, Obama said that only a long-term energy strategy can help bring down rising gas prices, and he mocked Republicans for seeking to turn higher prices at the pump into an election-year issue.

Syzygy on February 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

The destruction of Christian values in our country is clear when you behold the impunity with which Barack Obama sows seeds of envy, resentment and suspicion among his people.

He is a despicable man who should be viewed with contempt, the very epitome of failed leadership. Only due to his misguided arrogance dare he lift his chin and show his face to the citizens of this country, whose Constitution he swore to uphold and protect.

TRAITOR

disa on February 25, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Democrats seem to be obsessed with Koch brothers and teabagging.

HumpBot Salvation on February 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Where does the buck stop with this President?

Electrongod on February 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

It stops where it always has E.G….at the bottom of your wallet.

MooCowBang on February 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Obviously, Obama and his reelection team has added Koch envy to their Bush hatred – I think Freud would call this the Bawney Fwank Syndrome.

NeoDawg on February 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Sometimes Christians have to fight off those lions jackals and hyenas.

wildcat72 on February 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM

FIFY…no thanks needed.

MooCow…out.

MooCowBang on February 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Dude is Nixon on steroids. Guess this helps prove the old saying that you become what you hate.

Betenoire on February 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Exactly. ObaMao is what you get when you combine the worst aspects of Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.

cicerone on February 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

This man is utterly shameless.

wtng2fish on February 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM