As the price of gasoline has risen in the last few weeks, so too has the rhetoric of gas prices.
Mitt “Richie Rich” Romney says the president wants the price of gas to be high, claiming it would further his energy agenda.
I think some of Mitt’s advisors are slipping him spiked martinis, because the last thing Obama wants right now is for the economy to tank because of high gas prices. That doesn’t look good on a resume in an election year.
Anyone with common sense knows that. That explains why the king of flip-flop policies is still plunging ahead with the following rhetoric and lies:
“There's one promise he's kept (Obama). One promise he's kept. When he campaigned he said he wanted to raise the price of gasoline. He said that under him, energy costs would skyrocket. And then he brought in a trio of people to help him implement those policies."
An independent fact check by the Washington Post awarded three Pinocchios – the newspaper’s measure, on a scale of one to five, that measures accuracy – to a similar claim by a Louisiana congressman that the president "got his wish" with $4-per-gallon-gasoline. The Romney campaign did not respond to a request to clarify when Obama made such a claim.” (source)
Meanwhile, Eye-of-the-Newt Gingrich has been spreading his own bullshit promise to restore $2.50 gasoline. Not to be out-pledged or out promised, Mitt has pledged numerous times to drill, drill, and drill some more for oil.
Here’s the thing; no president can throw a switch and bring the price of gas down. Never happened, and never will. That simplistic claim shows how stupid these GOP presidential wannabes think the public is. I also suspect the GOP primary candidates don’t have a clue how the gas pricing system really works.
The way they talk a person might think there must be something simple that could be done. Too bad life is more complicated than that.
If the GOP and their supporters insist on continuing this impossible argument then they need to explain this. They need to give examples of what could be done - realistically!
Otherwise, they and their supporters are just talking trash again. It’s the “throw out shit” approach, and hope someone else mindless agrees because their conservative and hate Obama.
In the end, that approach will backfire when the voters are not all Republicans in a general election.