Obama Energy Secretary Says ‘I would give myself an A’ For Helping Make Gasoline The Most Expensive EVER

Let’s see:

Obama’s energy policies gave us the highest gas prices for one year EVER in 2011.

Obama’s energy policies have given us the worst January gas prices in American history.

Obama’s energy policies have given us the worst February gas prices in American history.

Obama’s energy policies have now given us given us the worst March gas prices in American history.

And it aint going to be getting any better as we live Obama’s “hope and change” moving forward.

Even the New York Times has acknowledged the grim very possible reality of gasoline averaging $5 a gallon nationwide this year:

HOUSTON — Gasoline for $5 a gallon? The possibility is hardly far-fetched.

For the record, it isn’t very far from that right now where I live in California.  I gassed up yesterday for $4.70 a gallon.

Oh, and conservatives – and frankly Obama and his handpicked energy secretary himself – actually told us that this would happen:

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.

Now consider what Steven Chu – Obama’s hand-picked energy secretary – is saying right now:

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”

Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that.

“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.

Chu would give himself the top grade on gas prices despite that fact that the average price for a gallon of gas just hit $3.87 – the highest ever recorded in the month of March, according to ABC News.

I actually agree with Chu.  He SHOULD get an A – for making gasoline the most expensive over the longest period of time we’ve ever seen.  Which is exactly what he set out to do.

Obama said he wanted gasoline prices to rise – just not so quickly that the frog-in-the-pot-of-water-on-the-stove would notice and hold him responsible:

It was a question from John Harwood at CNBC: “So could the high oil price help us?” and Obama said, “Well, I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment, a gradual increase.”

Obama’s full statement:

OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that, ehh, this is such a shock t’American pocketbooks is not a good thing. Uh, but if we take some steps right now t’, uh, help people make the adjustment — first of all by putting more money into their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers.

And yes, Youtube – owned by überliberal Google – has managed to scrub that teeny-weeny little Obama statement of his energy policy.  Because apparently Obama used his same Führer-messiah power to get the media to refuse to cover the news if it makes him look bad that has been very recently demonstrated elsewhere.

Just try to imagine what would have ensued if Bush had asked the mainstream media to literally scrub an already published story from their little Ministry of Truth complex.  The Marxists who write our news would have a) broadcast Bush’s request and framed it in terms of a Big Brother fascist narrative; and b) blared the news Bush had asked them to scrub all over the airwaves just out of pure spite. 

Now, go back to what Obama said and then allow me to explain what Obama SHOULD have said and why his answer is not only deplorable, but depraved.  Obama should have said:

“Could higher gas prices help us?  Absolutely NOT!  High gas prices hurt the American people, it hurts the American economy and it undermines the American way of life.  High gas prices are the worst form of regressive tax – by which I mean it would be a tax that afflicts poor people and particularly poor working Americans – far more than it would harm wealthier people who afford expensive gasoline.  And I will do absolutely everything in my power as president to ensure that the American people are able to purchase gasoline at prices that will enable them to get to work and live their lives.”

Do you see the difference in those two statements?

And which statement do YOU prefer as you consider voting for president this November?  Obama’s or the conservative’s?

When Obama was running for president he openly mocked Bush’s energy plan, saying ” it would not produce a drop of oil for seven years.”  And Obama was right in the limited sense that it takes time for an energy policy to bear fruit tomorrow.  And Obama’s implicit energy goal was that if he was elected president he wanted future Americans to suffer because of his refusal to pursue energy.  And – as Obama’s reverend once said – that future is beginning to “come home to roost.”

Obama has put 85% of the outer continental shelf off limits to drilling and is making only 3% available for petroleum exploration and development.  Drilling in regions like the Colorado Rockies is down fully 70% due to Obama’s policies relative to George Bush’s policies.

Why does Obama and his energy secretary Steven Chu want oil prices to be the same (about $10 a gallon now) as Europe?  It’s very simple: they have a Marxist red version of a radical environmentalist green vision of energy: they want to force the American people to “choose” the energy they WANT them to choose.  And if they can’t simply mandate that “choice” like the fascists they are – which would amount to political suicide – their only option is to price gasoline out of the ballpark and force Americans to buy the little green clown cars and the electric golf cart cars that they want.

People like Barack Obama and Steven Chu sit in their limousines and see an average American driving down the road in a halfway cool car and say, “That’s unacceptable.  There should be a much bigger difference between the elites who run the world and the proletariat masses.”

Let’s sum it up in a picture.  This is a Soviet Union proletariat car:

It’s the same damn kind of clown car with the same damn kind of radical environmentalist green clown car marketing that Obama and Chu want us in today.  It’s a little tiny gutless piece of crap.  And you ought to be driving one instead of something better, because frankly you’re a faceless nobody AND YOU SUCK.  That’s the statist view of “an automobile for the people.”

So please reflect on the man that Barack Obama appointed to “get an A” with his current energy prices.  Consider that Obama knew Chu had said:

Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Consider that the very same Obama who is now our president said that he was going to make energy prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

And decide what kind of future that you want.

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4 Responses to “Obama Energy Secretary Says ‘I would give myself an A’ For Helping Make Gasoline The Most Expensive EVER”

  1. You're awful Says:

    Dude, you’ve got a gear loose. Gasoline is a WORLD market. When prices go up, they go up around the world. When they go down, they go down around the world.

    Everybody seems to know this but a few mouth-breathers. Newt Gingrich promised he’d get gas to $2.50 a gallon. Where’s he? Everybody knows he can’t, because WORLD events move a WORLD market.

    Turn off FOX News sometime and you might learn something….but even then it would seem unlikely.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    You’re awful (and you really are),

    I’ll begin with your obvious bias toward Fox News.

    Fox News is the most fair and balanced name in news.

    And it is the most trusted name in news according to left-leaning Public Policy Polling.

    Fox News has FAR more liberal analysts and commentators (e.g., Juan Williams, Julian Epstein, Judith Miller, Lis Weihl, Bob Beckel, Kirsten Powers, Tamara Holder, Alan Combs, Mark LaMont Hill, Geraldo Rivera, Mara Liasson, Jane Hall and Neil Gabler are just a FEW of the liberals who are regularly on Fox News offering their opinions) than any other network has conservatives.

    Yet you won’t even give it the time of day because you are a rabidly biased leftist ideologue. And for YOU to proceed to lecture me for “bias” given your self-acknowledged rabid bias makes you a worthless conversation partner.

    Yes, oil is a world market. Thank you for telling me. I have no doubt that Fox News has never mentioned that so much as a single time ever.

    It is also a market of SUPPLY, dumbass. When you increase the supply – when you even make a high level statement that a policy will increase the supply in the future such as Bush did in 2008 by announcing he was going to end the moratorium on offshore oil drilling – prices go DOWN. We have seen that numerous times before. Further, if a strong president is able to ensure the oil markets that he will protect the oil supply from oh, say radical fanatics from Iran (which Barack Obama has utterly failed to do), prices go down.

    The United States has MASSIVE supplies of oil. But people like you who won’t allow any domestic drilling then turn around and argue that since we don’t have enough “proven reserves” (i.e., oil fields under active production because someone else DRILLED them) there’s no point drilling. It’s no different than the bully’s argument to a picked-on kid that since every time you try to stand up he’ll knock you down, you clearly should never try to ever stand up. Because the only reason we don’t have the “proven reserves” you liberals keep talking about is because you haven’t allowed us to drill for going on forty years now. And we’ll NEVER be able to “stand up” and be energy independent until we can get the liberal BULLY off our butts.

    When Obama became president, gasoline was $1.80 a gallon. So clearly your MSNMBC tells you that $2.50 a gallon is simply beyond impossible. How can gas even possibly get to $2.50 given that it was $1.80 not that long ago???

  3. Steve Says:

    I want to buy a Volkswagen Polo, which is smaller than the Golf, but VW won’t sell it here in the USA because gas is too cheap. Some of us LIKE little cars! :-O

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Steve,

    Yeah, but some of us DON’T.

    Have you ever thought about how you would feel if some rightwing Republican fascist forced you to buy a giant monster truck???

    If you like little cars, buy one. But PLEASE STOP BEING FASCIST about trying to force everybody else to do what you want.

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