Gasoline Prices Have Nearly DOUBLED In Just Three Years Of Failed Obama Presidency – Exactly As Conservatives (And Obama) SAID WOULD HAPPEN.

When we say that Democrats deserve all the demonization that they handed out, we meant it.

Let no one ever forget how Democrats – including Barack Obama – demonized Bush when gasoline prices went up:

What Ever Happened to All Those ‘Price-Gouging’ Investigations by Democrats?
by Wynton Hall

With gas prices now almost double what they were on the first day of President Barack Obama’s presidency, we’re left to wonder: what ever happened to all those “price gouging” investigations Democrats launched four years ago to relieve pain at the pump?

In 2006, Rep. Nancy Pelosi promised that Democrats would enact plans to bring down the price of gas. But as this GOP ad makes clear, that didn’t happen.

Then, with the presidential election heating up in May 2007, Rep. Nancy Pelosi rolled out the tried and true “blame Bush” tactic and said that high gas prices were the result of “the Bush Administration’s failure to enact a comprehensive energy strategy.” Furthermore, Rep. Pelosi said that the Democratic Congress would “take America in a new direction” and “make up for years of inaction” by Republicans. The San Francisco Congresswoman went on to tout the actions taken by the Democratic Congress within the first 100 hours of their taking power.

The day Rep. Pelosi made those comments, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $3.07. Today, in 2012, it’s $3.39 a gallon.

Rep. Pelosi, however, was not alone in promising to right the wrongs of the “two oil men in the Oval Office.” Then-candidate Barack Obama promised that, if he were elected president, gas prices would plunge because he would impose a “windfall profits tax” on any oil producer who sold oil above $80 a barrel. But no sooner did he win the presidency than did Mr. Obama ditch the proposal altogether, even going so far as to remove mention of it from his Transition Team’s website.

Of course, anyone who was paying careful attention in 2008 to then-candidate Barack Obama should hardly be surprised that energy prices have skyrocketed on his watch. After all, during the last presidential election, Mr. Obama admitted that he was perfectly aware that his own energy policies would result in skyrocketing prices–and that he was fine with that.

Indeed, Mr. Obama flatly stated that he preferred that gas prices rise–albeit “gradually”–in order to reduce American reliance on oil.

But the Democratic sound and fury over removing our pain at the pump signified nothing. With just 10 months until the 2012 presidential election, gas prices are almost twice what they were when that oil-loving meany George Bush left office.

Why? Because oil prices hinge on basic supply and demand, not a price-fixing conspiracy by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the owner of your local gas station, as many Democrats would have voters believe. To be sure, OPEC has an enormous influence on the price of a barrel of oil. But Energy Forum Director Amy Myers Jaffe of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University says that so-called price-gouging investigations are just a political shell game. “That’s just camouflage,” Ms. Jaffe told CNN. “That’s just ‘I want to pretend I’m doing something even, though I’m doing nothing.’”

With petroleum analysts now predicting that the price of a gallon of gas may well reach $4 a gallon by summer, Mr. Obama’s reelection hopes may rest on whether he can make manifest the promises he made four years ago to relieve America’s pain at the pump. If so, he better hurry. Summer gas prices will soon be here–and will further underscore Mr. Obama’s failure to make good on yet another campaign promise.

So with that record of Democrat demonization, let us just point out that these people deserve to get punched right in the mouth as nobody ever deserved to get punched right in the mouth.

Consider the following facts:

Gas prices are highest ever for a February
by Chris Kahn – Feb. 19, 2012 12:43 AM
Associated Press

NEW YORK – Gasoline prices have never been higher this time of the year.
 
At $3.53 a gallon, prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1. And experts say they could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by late April.
 
“You’re going to see a lot more staycations this year,” says Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research. “When the price gets anywhere near $4, you really see people react.”

Already, W. Howard Coudle, a retired machinist from Crestwood, Mo., has seen his monthly gasoline bill rise to $80 from about $60 in December. The closest service station is selling regular for $3.39 per gallon, the highest he’s ever seen.
 
“I guess we’re going to have to drive less, consolidate all our errands into one trip,” Coudle says. “It’s just oppressive.”

February follows January, of course, and according to an LA Times headline, January 2012 was similarly THE MOST EXPENSIVE JANUARY FOR GASOLINE IN AMERICAN HISTORY:

2012 begins with highest January gasoline prices ever

Well, let’s get in our time machine and go back to last year (2o11) and see how Obama fared in gas prices:

Gasoline prices were higher last year in America than they had EVER been:

U.S. drivers spend record amount on gasoline in 2011
Despite lower demand, more than $448 billion has been paid so far for fuel — $100 billion more than in 2010. Consistently high oil prices are blamed.
December 09, 2011|By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times

American drivers this week broke a record that will bring them no joy.

They collectively spent more than $448 billion on gasoline since the beginning of the year, according to the Oil Price Information Service, putting the previous record for gas expenditures — set in 2008 — in the rearview mirror with weeks of driving still to go.

It’s also a huge jump over last year, when U.S. drivers spent more than $100 billion less on gas.

The major reason for the record-setting gas spending in 2011 was that oil prices were consistently high all year. And that probably brought joy at the other end of the pipeline. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is on pace to top $1 trillion in net oil exports for the first time, or 29% more than last year.

But suddenly the same mainstream media and the same Democrat Party that demonized George W. Bush every single day that gasoline prices were high say none of this catastrophically high gas price business can possibly be messiah Obama’s fault.  Even though I pointed out that this was all simply the stated fruition of Obama all along:

You remember that quip Obama gave us that under his policies, energy prices “would necessarily skyrocket“?

Remember that Obama appointed an energy secretary named Steven Chu who said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”??? With gasoline prices in Europe consistently hovering between $7 and $10 a gallon??? Steven Chu said that in explaining the Obama policy of “progressively” making gasoline more and more expensive in order to force Americans to turn to alternative energy sources. And one of the ways Obama wants to accomplish that dream (which amounts to a nightmare for working Americans) is to tax Americans for driving by the mile.

As you contemplate $4 and even $5 a gallon gasoline prices, let me just say one word: KEYSTONE.

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8 Responses to “Gasoline Prices Have Nearly DOUBLED In Just Three Years Of Failed Obama Presidency – Exactly As Conservatives (And Obama) SAID WOULD HAPPEN.”

  1. HL Says:

    Obama’s policies, Keystone, Iran stopping oil to France and the UK, Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, companies scrambling to buy oil on the world market, driving up the price of oil because they are connecting the dots and expecting oil prices to be higher, therefore they buy today. All of these factors go into raising prices at the pump.
    Bill O’Reilly did the world no favor last night by erroneously reporting that the oil companies are hosing the people by selling oil overseas. He did report that Obama is not saying anything because he is trying to force the US off of oil and onto alternative sources which are not sufficient to meet demands.
    They hypocrisy of the Left has no limits.

  2. Free Market Capitalist Says:

    I remember the last time they had the big oil execs. in front of congress grilling them about high gas prices. It was a joke, a complete circus and, most of all, a shell game to show the public that they were, indeed, doing something when the complete opposite was true. Ironically, the big oil execs should have been grilling congress about why they can’t drill oil domestically or open up new refineries. Most oil companies operate on a 8-13% profit margin, hardly a windfall, especially when you consider the massive capital they have to expend to bring this oil online or to refine it.

    During that time of the inquisition, some of the liberal democrat horde were talking of a windfall tax. They fail to mention that such a tax will only cause fuel prices to rise further. Of course, their only solution is to tax or regulate, when the best solution would be to simply let oil companies do what they do best and that is drill more oil.

    I am so sick of congress and even sicker of this regime. My only wish is that the American public would wake up and vote these idiots out of office. Maybe 4 or 5 dollar gas will be the wake up call.

  3. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    MichaelE; demoncrakkks have done nothing but obstruct oil exploration and drilling for as long as I can remember ( I even remember their Jim Crow laws, but that is another thread). It is on record and I can post here for days on end for evidence. I post on my blog a while back…spend hours finding all this.
    http://thedauntlessconservative.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/more-pain-at-the-pump/

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    That’s pretty good, Dauntless.

    Just to put it in different words for anyone who might be using a search engine to find this kind of stuff, Democrats have always opposed oil, gas, gasoline, energy. They have always wanted shockingly high energy prices to force Americans to embrace their radical environmentalism global warming agenda.

    I would say you must have hit a 70 degree dive angle attacking that one… :)

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    Free Market Capitalist,

    I keep thinking of pre-WWII Germany.

    Well before Hitler came to power, Germany was the most atheistic and anti-Christian nation in Europe. You go back and read their leading theologians (such as Julian Wellhausen), their leading philosophers (such as
    Friedrich Nietzsche or Martin Heidegger). Anti-supernaturalism and Anti-Semitism were the dominant, driving forces in Germany for half a century prior to Hitler.

    The point is that Germans had become bad people. And bad people believe lies primarily because they hate the truth.

    As fascists, they also loved propaganda and did everything they could to destroy free speech.

    And that’s exactly where the Democrat Party is today. It is the “Party of the Big Lie.” And it is the Party of the Fairness Doctrine and every other attempt to destroy freedom of speech and thought and religion.

    I keep saying it over and over: the beast is coming.

    When he comes, the Antichrist will be the one-world big government leader the Democrats have always dreamed of.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,

    Bill O’Reilly does that every single time the price of gas goes up. He is at his core a populist – and the oil companies are an easy target.

    I mean, how DARE those oil companies produce gas at an incredily low profit margin so people can drive instead of walk everywhere.

    When Bill O’Reilly sells me my gasoline for less money than oil companies, maybe I’ll listen to his rants on big oil.

  7. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    Thanks, MichaelE. I think a couple of links went dead…when I get some time, I will find them again.

  8. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    MichaelE; btw it was a 75 degree dive!!!!! har har har!!!! GO NAVY!!!!

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