The gas price ad Obama doesn’t want you to see

posted at 11:50 am on March 30, 2012 by Rob Bluey

President Obama knows the rising price of gasoline — averaging $3.92 per gallon nationwide for regular unleaded — is a huge vulnerability. It prompted his recent energy tour and a White House press conference yesterday.

It also explains why the Democratic National Committee reacted so franticly to a new 30-second ad called “Nine Dollar Gas” from the American Energy Alliance. The group is spending $3.6 million to air the spot in eight states: Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia.

Shortly after the American Energy Alliance announced plans to run the ad starting Friday, the DNC dispatched Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to disparage the organization and launch a personal attack on its president. (Here’s the audio of the DNC press call.)

“The American Energy Alliance is a front group for Big Oil, plain and simple. It is an offshoot of the Institute for Energy Research, which is funded by the Koch brothers and other Big Oil companies. The President of the American Energy Alliance is a former Koch Lobbyist. There is no daylight between the Koch Brothers and the American Energy Alliance, only millions of dollars in Big Oil cash.”

That was enough for POLITICO to declare: “Kochs linked to $3.6M anti-Obama gas price ad.” The shock and horror!

Unfortunately for Wasserman Schultz and POLITICO, it’s not accurate. ”This ad was not funded by the Koch organizations,” spokesman Benjamin Cole told CBS News. “It is a lie to suggest otherwise.”

That didn’t dissuade the DNC from releasing its own ad criticizing the American Energy Alliance, an attack-the-messenger strategy that mirrors the Obama campaign’s recent ad trashing Americans for Prosperity.

But while Wasserman Schultz and the DNC were busy attacking the organization and attempting to tie Mitt Romney to the group, they failed to rebut the facts presented in the ad. The American Energy Alliance released a two-page fact sheet backing up each statement featured in its commercial.

Among the charges against Obama: gas prices have doubled during his presidency, he opposed drilling in ANWR, channeled taxpayer dollars to politically connected Solyndra, rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, and picked an energy secretary who supports European prices for gasoline (topping $9 in some countries).

Even before the ad hits the airwaves today, there’s already an indication that the DNC’s aggressive attack on the American Energy Alliance could backfire. The group is getting more attention and media coverage because of Wasserman Schultz’s criticism than it would have otherwise. That could very well mobilize more donors who are frustrated with Obama’s energy policies.


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Sounds like the politics of personal destruction. What a surprise.

Drained Brain on March 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Come on Debbie! More Cowbell!

Logus on March 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Well it’s obvious – POTUS and his socialistic minions cannot enslave us until fuel is prohibitively beyond the affordability of middle class families.

*SPITS*

I can SEE November from MY house – what say Yall??

Katfish on March 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Smart Power

Ca97 on March 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Thank you for not posting a picture of Debbie Dumbass Downer. I’m not feeling well this morning that her ugly ass face would have made me lose my lunch.

rjulio on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

$9.00 a gallon and O’Bummer is one and done… To quote that old HotGas sage crr6, Count it…

SWalker on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

“You people suck for telling everyone the truth!”

-Sergeant Schultz

Bishop on March 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Even before the ad hits the airwaves today, there’s already an indication that the DNC’s aggressive attack on the American Energy Alliance could backfire.

Seriously is there anything the Democrats have done this year that hasn’t backfired? The contraception thing, the Rush thing and now this? You’d think they’d have learned after their “war on Fox News” failed so horribly but I guess that would require the ability to think or something radical and right wing like that.

Cyhort on March 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

It’s not just the price of gas going up – it’s the value of the dollar plummeting.

This is what inflation looks like, for those who don’t remember the Carter administraion.

Rebar on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

$9.00 a gallon and O’Bummer is one and done… To quote that old HotGas sage crr6, Count it…

SWalker on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

And the tragic part of that is… We probably wont get to try and convict him of treason…

Someone want to remind me of what Article II Section 4 of the United States Constitution says?

Dear Rep. Michael Turner, it’s called TREASON.

SWalker on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Isn’t it a coincidence that “Wasserman” was the German word for a professional water carrier?

Archivarix on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Obama blamed Bush for high gas prices.

Do you agree with Obama?

Good Lt on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Good! Sock-it-to-them!

That ding dong gal with two last names will see to it more people sees this ad! Maybe they will send dear joe out to make his famous gaffe statements on this ad?
L

letget on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Kerry got Swiftboated, Obama gets…GasBoated?

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Seriously is there anything the Democrats have done this year that hasn’t backfired? The contraception thing, the Rush thing and now this? You’d think they’d have learned after their “war on Fox News” failed so horribly but I guess that would require the ability to think or something radical and right wing like that.

Cyhort on March 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Well, there is the Obamacare thing… It hasn’t backfired….. YET…

SWalker on March 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I laugh every time the left trots out their Koch Brothers scarecrow. As if anyone not already frimly in their camp knows or cares who the Koch brothers are or will be swayed in any way by the mention of them.

Kataklysmic on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

It’s the democrat MO. Attack their critics with lies all while calling your critics liars.

Mord on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Check these facts…

July 14, 2008:
President Bush lifted an executive order banning offshore oil drilling, and urged Congress to follow suit.

September 16, 2008:
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on a 236-189 vote legislation that would open waters 50 miles off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to oil and natural gas development.

September 27, 2008:
The U.S. Senate by a 78-12 vote eliminated a 27 year ban on offshore drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States.

And what effect did those three things have on gas prices?

U.S. city average price of unleaded regular gasoline

July 2008: $4.090 per gallon

December 2008: $1.689 per gallon

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data: U.S. city average: Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon

Gas prices dropped more than 50% (almost 60%) in just five months!

And that wasn’t the result of increased drilling, but merely the possibility of increased drilling (which brought speculation of future prices down, which brought down prices at the pump by more than 50% in just 5 months time.

Then what has happened under the Obama administration?

The return of the moratorium, blocking the Keystone pipeline, and higher gas prices.

A true “All of the above” energy policy would open up ANWR, oil shale, the Keystone pipeline, new refineries, etc., and gas prices would again drop by more than 50%.

ITguy on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

The louder they scream, the more they are afraid.

contrarian on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Obama blamed Bush for high gas prices.

Do you agree with Obama?

Good Lt on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Lib’s hoodie just exploded while his brain tried to process the question.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Isn’t it a coincidence that “Wasserman” was the German word for a professional water carrier?

Archivarix on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Please don’t start acting like Danielvito. One village idiot per thread going “durk-durk, yur name means yur stoopid an’ cray-zee” is more than enough.

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Note to RNC:

RUN THIS AD EVERY DAY FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 6

Tomolena1 on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I’m sure you were more than happy to blame BOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!! a few years ago.

stvnscott on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Every time a liberal says the words Kock Brothers an ACORN worker get his wings.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

“The American Energy Alliance is a front group for Big Oil, plain and simple. It is an offshoot of the Institute for Energy Research, which is funded by the Koch brothers and other Big Oil companies. The President of the American Energy Alliance is a former Koch Lobbyist. There is no daylight between the Koch Brothers and the American Energy Alliance, only millions of dollars in Big Oil cash.”

I love this. Every time Debbie opens her yap, she makes herself and the rest of the Dems sound like paranoid lunatics with tinfoil hats. The big scary Koch brothers are coming for you!

People will tune this out, just as they’ve tuned out Republicans’ complaints about Soros. Americans don’t care about who funds the politics. They care about the facts. And the fact is that gas prices are higher than they have ever been at this point in the year, and it is possible, even likely, that we will hit record high gas prices in the summer.

Caiwyn on March 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

You may want to update your talking points:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57398116-503544/mitt-romney-obama-to-blame-for-high-gas-prices/

Kataklysmic on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Isn’t it a coincidence that “Wasserman” was the German word for a professional water carrier?

Archivarix on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Great point. As a german-speaker I nenver made that link.

contrarian on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

$9.00 a gallon and O’Bummer is one and done… To quote that old HotGas sage crr6, Count it…

SWalker on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Also apropos from crr666: “Thank you, Mr. President.”

Peppa Pig on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Note to RNC:

RUN THIS AD EVERY DAY FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 6

Tomolena1 on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Don’t hold your breath:

Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.

“We’re hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks” personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of polling firm the Tarrance Group, said on the call. “There’s a lot of people who feel sorry for him.”

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Since when? O’bumbler said the exact opposite.

HotAirian on March 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

“It is a lie to suggest otherwise.”

Well duh, thats what the dems and the media do best. LIE, deceive and mislead.

bazil9 on March 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

You mean Obama can’t run on his own record?
/

cartooner on March 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Make a conservative mad by telling them a lie.

Make a Liberal mad by telling them the truth.

jukin3 on March 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

That’s rich going after koch when they’ve had soros in their back pockets for YEARS

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Great video! Using their own words against ‘em is priceless!

TX-96 on March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Lib’s hoodie just exploded while his brain tried to process the question.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

But the sunglasses remained in place!

Every time a liberal says the words Kock Brothers an ACORN worker get his wings.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Eee-aww. Eee-aww.

BuckeyeSam on March 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Please don’t start acting like Danielvito. One village idiot per thread going “durk-durk, yur name means yur stoopid an’ cray-zee” is more than enough.

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Pot, meet the kettle.

VegasRick on March 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

It’s a sad day when Republicans can run on Obama’s record because he can’t, yet they see it as a personal attack.

cartooner on March 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Heh

Dippity do strikes again

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

That’s rich going after koch when they’ve had soros in their back pockets for YEARS

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

No, Soros has THEM in HIS back pocket.

cartooner on March 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I’m shocked, shocked! to know that politico is simply reproducing DNC talking points without doing any research of their own.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

What I can’t believe is the liberal decision tree.

We can lower gas prices (and increase employment) by increasing domestic drilling, or we can lower gas prices (and imperil our national security just as the Middle East could explode) by dipping into the Strategic Petroleum reserves.

White House decision: let’s imperial national security.

BuckeyeSam on March 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

So big oil is going after 0bama because he wants higher oil and gas prices that produce more eviiiiiiil profits for big oil?

Only a Liberal could make that argument…or a five year old.

jukin3 on March 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I am not thinking about Koch when I fill my gas tank!

Howcome on March 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Very effective ad I wish it gad included Obamas Own words on raising gas prices. I think the way to victory is using the presidents own words against him on an entire host of topics including shovel ready jobs and uh oh not so shovel ready and on and on. Hammer him on the economy which is not improving. We have less disposable income than a year ago and a lit less than four years ago.

ldbgcoleman on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

“There’s a lot of people who feel sorry for him.”

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Show me a voter uninformed enough to feel sorry for Obama when every problem he’s dealing with is self inflicted, and I’ll show you someone who is going to vote for him again regardless of whether the GOP attacks him personally or not.

Kataklysmic on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

“Energy prices will necessarily skyrocket…”

I took him at his word in 2008.

SilverDeth on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Obama blamed Bush for high gas prices.

Do you agree with Obama?

Good Lt on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Lib’s hoodie just exploded while his brain tried to process the question.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Like the old Star Trek episode with the androids and Harry Mudd.

Mitoch55 on March 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Devastating ad. Carpet bomb them with it.

The Count on March 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM

The louder they scream, the more they are afraid.

contrarian on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

They know that the average person has no clue who the Koch brothers even are. What her attack really says is that they are very afraid that such an ad will depress the vote among their base, who do know who the Koch brothers are.

TXUS on March 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I love when libs invoke the Koch bros, as if the average American knows who they are.

spinach.chin on March 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Then it appears he has the 5th grade educated welfare queen vote locked down.

Chuck Schick on March 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I am not thinking about Koch when I fill my gas tank!

Howcome on March 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I am thinking about if I’ll have enough $ left to buy a Coke.

cartooner on March 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

ITguy on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Think I’ll be using this to annoy some progressive friends on BookFace. Just and FYI (and thanks).

Jeddite on March 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Debbieblathermouthschultz.

Heh.

Akzed on March 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM

ldbgcoleman on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

any competent campaign would just continually release ads showing him bowing to our foes, lying to the American Public and whispering deals to the Russians. Sure he’ll keep the moonbats but that would be about it.

screwauger on March 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Do you really have to resort to lying in order to persuade people? Its pathetic. Directly setting an exact price for gasoline has nothing to do with being responsible for high gas prices.

Romney has directly said repeatedly Obama is responsible and has cited all of the information in this ad. Stop living in a fantasy land.

kmalkows on March 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM

the DNC dispatched Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to disparage the organization and launch a personal attack on its president.

“Nine dollars a gallon? Why should anyone believe these psychos? Hell, just two years ago these same maniacs were claiming that unemployment might reach nine percent!”

logis on March 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

libtard4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Oh look! Another clumsy distortion from the ‘tard in an attempt to undermine Romney. What Romney said was that a “president can’t precisely set the price at the pump.” That’s not letting ObaMao off the hook for anything. It was simply referring to the issue of price controls.

We don’t have dictators in this country. ObaMao would love to have the dictatorial powers that would allow him to have direct control over the price of gas. Then we’d see $2 gas until the election is over and then $10-$20 gas after that. ObaMao is on the hook for his irresponsible and deliberate attacks on the fossil fuel industry in this country and unprecedented support of our competitors’ fuel industries.
The Left is nervous and rightfully so.

cicerone on March 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

…your talking points were wrong weeks ago. Someone needs to read the news to you instead of Aesop’s Fables!

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

That I agree with

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Obama blamed Bush for high gas prices.

Do you agree with Obama?

Good Lt on March 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

If you could peer through your screen you would see that L4L is wearing a T-shirt that says “Ya, But That’s Different”.

Debbie-Does-The-DNC is selling them with optional hoods and silk-screened talking points.

Yoop on March 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

query: Who do the moochers mooch off of when the economy collapses?

answer: No one. Those in power, as part of their solidification and demostartion of their absolute power, ‘liberate’ the moochers as quickly as possible in order to get relief to the ‘producers’.

except these dumb as doornail enviro wacko nutjobs are, I think , too stupid to know what to do after they grab power. What we will end up with is most of the country like Liberia or Somalia (fully populated with all the blacks) and small part(TX?) like SouthAfrica early 1990s. The small part will flourish until they start letting the blacks back in. Just like SA.

Always better to be the Morlock, than the Eloi.

orbitalair on March 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Every time a liberal says the words Kock Brothers an ACORN worker get his wings.

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

…if you’re going to troll…at least learn how to spell their name, you stupid Coch-sucker!

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Um, yah, i think your bun is a little too tight there orbit. Maybe a nice stormfront site would be more to your liking.

WitchDoctor on March 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Huh. Everything in that ad is true. Imagine that.

RedNewEnglander on March 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Good ad, but they should try to add something about Solyndra being a ‘green’ company.

Labamigo on March 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

WHY is the White House bitching about gas prices? Aren’t they right where Barry and Stevie Chu want them?

GarandFan on March 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Kerry got Swiftboated, Obama gets…GasBoated?

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I think the correct phrasing is “Obama gets GasBloated.”

BTW, hi Rob.

DrStock on March 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Paging Ms. Yvonne, red courtesy phone, Ms Yvonne, red courtesy phone please.

Bmore on March 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Nope. History does repeat itself, and those who cant read, often suffer the same fate. Just ask a few Pol Pot survivors.

Its already too late, 98% just don’t know it yet.

orbitalair on March 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM

ITguy on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Just going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the recession may have had something to do with falling oil/gas prices in late 2008 also.

BadgerHawk on March 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM

liberal4life on March 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Whether or not that is completely accurate or not you and he are responsible for selling our progeny into penury slavery for you utopian dreams.

chemman on March 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

a prior hotair video of Peter Schiff

Obama’s policy of printing money and the deflationary value of the dollar is what’s affecting gas prices

I guess most people won’t understand this
so the pain at the pump is their guiding principle

audiotom on March 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

“There’s a lot of people who feel sorry for him.”

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I feel sorry for how incompetent and ignorant he is. Nobody should have to go through life being that dim.

Monkeytoe on March 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I think the correct phrasing is “Obama gets GasBloated.”

DrStock on March 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Hahaha! I thought of that right after I hit “Submit Comment”.

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Romney: “Gas costs too much to set my hair on fire”

faraway on March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

orbitalair on March 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

There ya go bringing logic into it, Orbit. Libloons don’t need no stinkin’ logic.

Apparently the fracas before the Supremes has the left rattled; they are thrashing at anything now. Brilliant move on their part to unleash the big intellect gun that is Debbie Downer. Popcorn, anyone?

ghostwalker1 on March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

opps

here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQYy25kLijA&feature=player_embedded

audiotom on March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

If 0bummer had a son, he would look like his energy policies.

bloviator on March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Aesop’s Fables!

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM

She is too dense to even understand Aesop’s Fables.

chemman on March 30, 2012 at 12:39 PM

HotAirian on March 30, 2012 at 12:04 PM

great linky…why isn’t the rnc showing this one….

cmsinaz on March 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM

If 0bummer had a son, he would look like his energy policies.

bloviator on March 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Brrr! A kid that ugly would have to wear a paper bag every time he or she went out in public!

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

angryed on March 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM
…if you’re going to troll…at least learn how to spell their name, you stupid Coch-sucker!

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM

*face palm*…sorry angryed …forgot (:>) and /

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is related to Ed Schultz … in the sense that they are both out of their freakin’ mind.

hepcat on March 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

lorien1973 on March 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Research is just to d*amed hard.

chemman on March 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Romney says the president is not responsible for high gas prices.

Romney is a clueless Wall Streeter out of touch with Main Street. He’s born into privilege and power and connections. However, all the warts he has and he’s still a much gentler Progressive and more preferable than the DOTUS.

Think of Mitt as a soft “nudge” whereas Obama is kind of a gentle shove.

BTW, OBAMA himself was more than happy to blame Bush for high prices repeatedly.

PappyD61 on March 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

MelonCollie on March 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Everybody would need to wear a bag in case his fell off.

chemman on March 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Rob-a-bluey. Rob-a-bluey.

FruitedPlain on March 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Why doesn’t the RNC ever go after Soros-funded organizations?

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

……The DOTUS loved to blame Bush and the gop then….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_tjPLJwVI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnLP12X3EgM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1WlV7vafk

During a June 10th, 2008, interview with CNBC, then-candidate Obama said this:

HARWOOD: As difficult as this is for consumers right now, is, in fact, high gas prices what we need to let the market work, a line incentive so that we do shift to alternative means of energy?

Sen. OBAMA: Well, I think that we have been slow to move in a better direction when it comes to energy usage. And the president, frankly, hasn’t had an energy policy. And as a consequence, we’ve been consuming energy as if it’s infinite. We now know that our demand is badly outstripping supply with China and India growing as rapidly as they are. So…

HARWOOD: So could these high prices help us?

Sen. OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.

PappyD61 on March 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Thanks for posting this. Just made a small donation to American Energy Alliance.

petefrt on March 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The group is getting more attention and media coverage because of Wasserman Schultz’s criticism than it would have otherwise.

The more “Debbie does the DNC” the better!

Rovin on March 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

High gas prices are a result of exploding 3rd world demand, political instability in the middle east, and the rising cost of exploiting even proven reserves. The president has one tool at his disposal with which he can attack this issue: opening up federal land. The problem here is that this oil will still be more expensive to obtain, 3rd world demand will still continue to increase, and Israel may very well cause a global disruption to oil markets. Thus, there really is little the President, any President, can do in this situation. Notice, not a single republican will vow to a) lower gas prices or b) lower unemployment. Not a single one will come out and promise to bring prices or the unemployment rate down. That is because they know they cannot, and while it is politically useful to blame it on the current President, they know that in the same position they would be equally helpless.

ernesto on March 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The Koch brothers

Liberal dogwhistle for “THE JEWS! THE GREEDY JEWS ARE BEHIND THIS!”

If the libs are going to play the “dogwhistle game” so should we.

See also: “Neocon”

29Victor on March 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

ernesto on March 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

So Ernie, not mentioning that President Obama has spent his entire term (so far) doing every thing in his power to destroy fossil fuel production in the United States……just slipped your mind?

Rovin on March 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

The left – is there anything they can’t fail miserably at doing?

NoDonkey on March 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

ernesto on March 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

So… you are saying that Obama lied when he blamed Bush for high gas prices.

ghostwalker1 on March 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Robert Bluey is blogging at HotGas.com now, eh?
Bringin’ in the big guns.
Perhaps the heat at HotGas is going to get turned up a bit?
Well — it’s about da*n time.
Welcome!

 

Ed and AllahP better not be trying to sneak out of here any time soon… grrrrrrrr

FlatFoot on March 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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