Ed Henry, of FOX News: “Your critics will say on Capitol Hill that you want gas prices to go higher because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels. How do you respond to that?”
President Obama: “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is that — is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense? Look, here’s the bottom line with respect to gas prices: I want gas prices lower because they hurt families.” here
This has been fairly well discussed and Obama rightfully ridicule, all over blogdum, talk radio and to some extent, FNC itself. As it should be – the so articulate and highly intelligence Obama sites his re-election for the reason not to want higher fuel prices? Talk about narcissistic.
Who does that except someone consumed with re-election – and not the soaring price of gasoline? Where is Obama’s presidential concerns over what this does to Americans making a living, driving to work, buy food? Where is his demanding Pres. Bush release oil reserves now? No, his first “political” response is why would I want that, when I’m running for office.
One thing is certain: Barack Obama is up-close friends with personal pronouns.
The fact is Obama did state he wanted higher gasoline prices way back and long ago….. in 2008. The reason was to “force” Americans into electric cars, green energy, which he funded with taxpayer money as he’s received their campaign donations. Sounds illegal, does it not?
And his ridiculous Energy Secretary, Stephen Chu, recently (and most likely accidentally) said the “administration is not interested in lowering gas prices”. In fact, Chu said in 2008, that he wanted prices to rise to the price of Europe – then $9 and $10 a gallon.
Is any of that looking out for Americans?
Obama just isn’t incompetent, like the pathetic ex-President Dem. Jimmy Carter. No, Mr. Obama has an agenda to remake American after his own image. And that’s one which admires radical communist like Saul Alinsky. He wants to remake America into a Socialist European model, where the elite rule over the minions, throwing them government morsels of entitlement, aka enough goodies, to keep the savages quiet, suppressed and not storming the castle.