Skip to comments.Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices
Posted on 03/05/2011 6:20:06 AM PST by Son House
RUSH: As we pointed out yesterday, 15 stories, negative stories blaming Bush for the gasoline price rise in 2007 and 2008. One story on Obama for every 15 Bush stories.
So the question becomes: Will the media ignoring the rise in gas prices be able to keep that from becoming a major factor in people's minds over the economy and Obama's role in it? Remember, now, everything is focused on the reelection in 2012.
The regime is looking at 8% unemployment. That's what they're going to get if they could do it. If they can get there by manipulation they will, but that 8% unemployment number is the number they think takes the economy as a negative out of play. It either makes it neutral or a positive. But on the other side you got these rising gas prices. They know their buddies in the media are not gonna harp on that, but rising gas prices are real, nevertheless.
Whether the media is telling us every day how high it's going, and whether the media does stories on the pain and suffering, or not, remember during the Bush years we got all kinds of stories about the pain and suffering and people couldn't go visit family and single parents couldn't see their kids (or divorced parents), because of the high price of gas.
We heard about all the ancillary effects of the leisure industry, all of the destruction brought about by rising gas prices. We're not gonna get that with Obama in the White House, but will it matter? 'Cause the public's gonna feel it. There's no way you can it will 'em it's not happening. You can ignore that it's happening if you're the media, but there's no way you can tell people it isn't happening.
Because $4 was the tipping point. At $4 a gallon, people went nuts -- and, by the way, in order to get $4 a gallon, the oil price was around $147 a barrel. We're nowhere near that price now and we're still over four bucks in parts of the country, such as in Malibu.
In other parts of the country, the average I think here is that the gas price, gasoline price went up (national average) a nickel a gallon in the past 24 hours. Now, at this rate, if it continues, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline will be $4 a gallon in 11 days, and I wonder if this rate of increase pleases the president.
Remember, the president is on record as saying he didn't mind $4 a gallon. He was a little disturbed about how quickly it got there. But for the regime, four bucks or higher, that's exactly what they want!
They hate oil, they hate anything to do with it, and there's their Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf -- all these electric cars that nobody is buying. We got the numbers in on that and even Dale Earnhardt Jr. has now joined the crusade of bashing the technology of the Chevy Volt. Yeah. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
He said it nicely but he still said it. He said, "The technology still isn't there." The number 8% is important unemployment because no president has ever been reelected with the unemployment rate over 8% except FDR. He's the one exception. So we know what the magic number is for the unemployment rate. We need to find out what the magic number is for the gasoline price and the reelection tipping point there.
And, remember, as we get the sales figures on the Volt (and it's like in the 200s) and the Nissan Leaf, even with these rising gasoline prices, SUVs and truck sales are still going through the roof. People want their SUVs and their trucks for whatever standard, traditional, American reasons.
RUSH: It's interesting, folks. For the record YouTube-Google seems to have scrubbed that clip of Obama saying he doesn't mind gas prices going up to four bucks; he just doesn't want them to go up too quickly. You can't find that. However, I think I've got a link for it here at CNBC. I'll have to send this up to Cookie and see if that's what this link actually is.
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." So his preference (whether you can find it on YouTube-Google or not) for higher oil prices has come to pass.
Don't doubt me on this, folks. He has wanted this. And if you doubt me, if you do -- and we know here (there's evidence galore in recent months) that this program's audience is populated with an increasing number of Democrats and leftists.
If you're gonna doubt me simply because you've been told I lie -- you know, you're listening here for the first or second time and you've already got me figured out. You've been told that everything here is a lie and it's all made up and all that. If you're gonna doubt me when I claim that Obama's very happy with rising oil and energy prices, then simply examine what he said.
What is it that he wants? What is his nirvana? Green energy! He hates the coal business. He's told the people in the coal-fired electrical plant business, electricity generation plant (summarized), "Go ahead and do it but I'm gonna put you out of business. You're not gotta be able to afford the taxes I'm gonna charge you. I mean, you can do it, I'm not gonna shut down the business but you're gonna go broke doing it." He knows. He can look at sales figures. The number of Volts sold to date: 281. The number of Nissan Leafs sold: 67. His dream is a million, and he's only gonna be able to do that by subsidizing the sale.
He's gonna be paying people, essentially, to buy these cars. That means what? It means they don't want them. But that doesn't matter to him. Obama doesn't care whether you want one of these cars or not. He doesn't care whether you like petroleum-based energy production or not. He doesn't, and that's it -- and for whatever policy or wacko leftist reason, he wants to push this green stuff, and he knows he's not gonna get it done if he waits around for you to want it.
The only way it's gonna happen is if you are forced there: Ergo, rising gasoline prices, higher oil prices, all that, "Why, made to order!" Necessity, requiring somebody to go cheap, is much better than wanting them to do something they don't want to do. So it's all working out for him.
RUSH: Here it is, from June the 10th of 2008 -- CNBC's Your Money, Your Vote -- the chief Washington shill, John Harwood. Yes, I said "shill." This guy supposedly works in the media but wait until you hear the question. He's interviewing Senator "Barack-ay" Obama (as pronounced by Khadafy), and the chief Washington shill for CNBC, John Harwood, said to Obama, "Could the high prices help us?" President Bush, could the low unemployment numbers help us? What is this, "Senator Obama, could the high prices," oil, gasoline, could the high prices "help us?" What the hell is that? It's a shill. And here's what Bamster had to say.
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.
RUSH: "I would have preferred a graaaadual increase in prices. I don't mind the high price, John, Mr. Harwood. I don't mind the high price at all. I just think we got there a little bit too quickly. But it actually could help us move into this worthless green technology area, which is nothing more than a slush fund money laundering operation for me."
“Under my plan, energy prices will ‘necessarily’ skyrocket!
Everything is going “according to plan”...
Official leftist dogma is that gas prices must go up.
Can’t stand him!
So the question becomes: Will the media ignoring the rise in gas prices be able to keep that from becoming a major factor in peoples minds over the economy and Obamas role in it?
So, get a free blog and start blogging before they silence both your free speech and the internet—like the old saying, “don’t let ‘em **** on ya, open yer mouth!”
"To meet the Obama administrations targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon. To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvards Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agencys budget for fiscal 2010."
Obama is nothing more than walking,talking,lying fecal matter!
Historically, the incentive for the bureaucracy to work to keep the essentials low has been the unemployment number. to keep unemployment low, increase the available cash for discretionary spending.
the present crop of Dems WANTS high unemployment. they intend to harness the unhappy unemployed against the rest of the country to take by force everything else that bureaucratic realities and constraints have historically limited. To get their they need more unemplyment.
This is profoundly malignant.
gonna, gonna, gonna...
Rush needs to (tuh?) learn to (tuh) speak our English correctly.
The cheeky, ignorant, Kenyan bastard is even worse at pronunciation.
The media can ignore the economic numbers, but they cannot hide the unemployment numbers and the price of gas from the un-washed masses. Being employed and paying for gas is where we live.
Rush really stretched things here. obozo didn’t say “I don’t mind the high price” in that transcript. Come on, Rush - you know better than that.
I have never watched the show that is mentioned here where obozo talked about gasoline prices. I caught something either on CNN or FOX a week ago and he very definitely said - I AM NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT GASOLINE PRICES! That’s the video that needs to be found - or the transcript. I remember it vividly as I sent emails to friends/family immediately thereafter.
Are you ready?This could happen..
there is no limit to what he will ignore; and when it gets to a certain point he will demonstrate his remedy for that too...
I wonder if reduced domestic drilling doesn’t also play an increased role in the price of gasoline regardless of the price per barrel of oil?
What I mean is if it is being imported, do you have tarrifs on the oil and also smaller margins for the domestic oil/gas companies because they didn’t drill that oil, so the price per gallon of gas has to be higher.
I know as a coffee service that does it’s own roasting, I can charge less than if I had to buy the roasted coffee from somewhere else. Just saying that with Obama’s war on domestic oil production, comparing our current oil prices to the ones a year or two ago is like comparing apples to oranges.
The Obamas HATE the prosperity of the U. S. and of Americans, and here’s a simple explanation of the dynamics of this hate:
Our prosperity, and our ability and propensity to earn prosperity, create more people who are wealthy or moderately well to do. In turn, that means that the wealthy Obamas are LESS SPECIAL than they would be if nearly all Americans were poor and needy.
The Obamas CRAVE being in an extremely small group of people who are considered to be special and above the masses of commoners.
sos, run in circles, scream and shout—each time you are equally amazed...excuse please....awed...as in “awsome!”
Yep—high energy prices is the gambit to drive his “green economy” initiative.
This is another case where government intervention (drilling ban) creates problems that it takes more government intervention (raising gas-mileage mandates, dishing out electric car subsidies) to solve!
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