So,….. I’m trying to get this straight,…..
Republicans want the public to believe that Obama hates the country so much that he’s on a mission to get gas prices jacked up as high as he possibly can by the summer travel season.
In order toooo,……… I’m not sure. ——- give clean energy a boost???? ——- Get cars off the road????
Who knows. But you’re supposed to believe that,…… in an election year,….. with a big issue,…. something everybody hates, high gas prices,…… Obama and his staff said hey, now’s the time to get those prices over $5 a gallon!! ——– Yeah, probably.
From Andrew Sullivan:
Now certainly America’s oil consumption, and to some degree our policies in the Middle East, affect global oil prices. Refining capacity is also a factor, and it happens that an unusual number of US refineries have been shut down recently by their operators. (The West’s confrontation with Iran is also having an effect, according to this news report.) But we are also clearly in lockstep with global price trends. So if you want to blame Bush for that peak or credit him for that crash, or you want to blame Obama for the subsequent rise in prices, then you should also blame and credit German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicholas Sarkozy, and the rest of ’em.