Obama Single-Handedly Lowers Gas Prices! He’s The Greatest President EVER!on June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Oil has taken a beating in recent days, similar to the beating that the Chicago Cubs took earlier this year, losing 12 consecutive games in a row. While oil prices can’t boast the loss record that the Cubs did during that stretch, I don’t think anyone will complain. Oil prices today stand at their lowest level since October 4, 2011.
Obama deserves all the praise we can give him for lowering gas prices!!!
At least, that’s what conservatives should be saying if they had any intellectual integrity (or intellectual capacity). Fox and the rest of the right wing machine spent weeks telling us that rising gas prices were all Obama’s fault and he should be impeached or something for it. WHY it was his fault was a little less clear but it was definitely his fault because he’s the president. Just like they told us it wasn’t Bush’s fault when he was president because the president has no control over gas prices.
Wait, what? So, Bush couldn’t control the price of gas so he’s totally blameless but Obama can so he should be impeached or something? Ah. Conservative logic.
But Justin, you lying liberal bastard! You just admitted that you blamed Bush for the same thing!
I didn’t actually say that but, here, let me help: Bush was partially to blame for the increase in gas prices. Why? Part of what drives up the price of gas is instability in the markets. What drives instability in the markets? War and unrest in the Middle East. Who destabilized just about the entire region?
President George W. Bush.
Outside of large scale (and stupid) actions like that, the president does not have a lot of control over the market.
In all fairness, something the right is patently incapable of, a lot of liberals were blaming the Kochs for manipulating the markets to damage Obama’s chances of re-election. Either they’re not very good at it or they’ve weren’t manipulating it as extensively as we thought. I guess we’ll see what the price of gas is on election day.