Skip to comments.Chu Retracts Desire for Higher Gas Prices
Posted on 03/13/2012 2:45:18 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Steven Chu. Remember him, the energy secretary, "the Nobel prize-winning" energy secretary who appeared before a congressional committee and said that he wasn't interested in gasoline prices coming down? Instead, he's interested in getting us off of oil, which is not possible. It is not going to happen. There's nothing else to use. It won't happen. It's pie-in-the-sky dreaming. There's no way we can get off oil. And if this administration tries to take us off of oil we're going to be plunged into a recession, and we're gonna be moving backwards to the seventh century and we're gonna looking to Afghanistan. It will never happen, folks. The engine of freedom is fueled by oil, the free flow of oil at market prices.
Anyway, Steven Chu's back, and he renounced his previously stated desire to see gas prices rise to match European levels. He recently said that he didn't care about gas prices coming down. He thought they should be as high as they are in Europe because of fairness (we need to find out what it's like to live in the rest of the world) and conservation. He was more interested in getting us off oil. Well, he told the Senate today that he wants gasoline prices to fall, now, for the sake of the economy. So somebody took him to the woodshed. Probably a pollster from the New York Times called the White House and said, "Hey, look, we did the best we could with these numbers, but it's bad. And Chu is not helping it by telling everybody he wants gas prices to go up and doesn't care about them coming down."
So in 2008, Chu said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." That's what he said in 2008. He was reminded of that comment today during his congressional testimony, and he backed away from it. "I no longer share that view," said Chu to Senator Mike Lee, Republican, Utah. Chu said, "When I became Secretary of Energy, I represented the United States government, and I think right now in this economic very slow return these prices could very well affect the comeback of our economy." It sounds like he's not sure that gasoline prices might have a deleterious effect on the economy.
So Chu is now saying his previous statements are no longer operational. That's how the Democrats characterize their gaffes.
It will be interesting to see the Obamanites tap dancing their way around trying to get ths Genie back in the bottle.
I’ll wait . . . . . . . .
Of course he does, but don’t forget his team thinks it takes ten years before you can do or undo anything. Bwa ha ha ha...
We’ll still be feeling his actions for quite some time, as he goes right ahead with the same old ‘raise the price’ policy.
$9.00 a gallon gasoline will see Democrat politicians chasing each other down the street with pitchforks.
His original statement is not operational at the moment. When the political winds change he’ll bring it back up to full operation!
I’ll just “retract” that statement. Don’t ask me to comment on it, because it’s been “retracted.”
I’m sure that he had the situation “explained” to him, and now he will STFU until after November - and after that, frankly, no one will care what he says.
These guys are literally changing their policy positions on a day to day basis based on the polls and we’re supposed believe a thing they say?
“These guys are literally changing their policy positions on a day to day basis based on the polls and were supposed believe a thing they say?”
We FReepers may not believe it but the media will spin it and the sheeple will believe it. They will forget what Choo choo said just as fast as they forget what they ate for breakfast. The sheeple are gullible and can be manipulated like putty by their supposed benefactor.
Does this mean I have to pull down his quotation stickers desiring higher gas prices off all the gas station pumps?
Nahhh. It would if he was sincere. Do your neighbors want some?
You didn't finish your thought. The completed sentence should read: "$9.00 a gallon gasoline will see Democrat politicians chasing each other down the street with pitchforks in their Chevy Volts."
Obama appears mystified with what's happening to gasoline prices. They're going up right in line with his policies. He's at fault. He can't get out of this.
That was the point. I have this surreal cartoon image of Dem politicians on a wide boulevard in their Chevy Volts, no gas and the electric charge gone with the drivers door opened and their left legs out pushing the car down the street like a scooter all trying to catch each other.
Take a second to picture the image.
This administration is consistent only in constant lies.