Don’t look now President Barack Obama, you have a new issue that are on the minds of many Americans … RISING GAS PRICES!!!
Add high gas prices to the plethora of issues like the continues poor economic recovery, Obamacare, out of control federal debt, failed stimulus and an incoherent and nonexistent energy policy for the 2012 Presidential election.
It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote.
The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months.
Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity.
In Minnesota the average price is 3-58. The current national average for a gallon of regular is 3-76, but some analysts are predicting that gas could rise to $5 by the summer.
Obama claims that there is no “silver bullet” to the problem. That may be, but doing nothing is hardly an answer either. There are numerous things that the President could do, he just chooses to do nothing as he is anti-fossil fuel. With the stroke of a pen he could allow drilling of federal land and in the process create jobs. However, we see where Obama and Democrats stand on oi and gas prices, block it at all cost. So much for that all of the above approach that Obama claims. Of course we know that their real energy policy is to increase the price of oil, they just do not want to admit it during and election year.
Barack Obama Lobbying Democrats to Reject GOP Amendment for Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline (Dems in Senate Vote Down Bill)
So much for President Barack Obama’s so-called all of the above approach to energy. Obama nixed the XL Keystone Oil pipeline and all of the jobs that would be created from his project, now “The One” is looking to lobby Democrats to reject the GOP amendment that would build it. Obama actually had the audacity to accused Republicans of playing politics with the issue. Actually Mr. President, playing politics would be pandering to the LEFT-wing enviro’s rather than crate jobs for Americans.
President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.
The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.
The amendment, proposed by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), states that Obama would have no role in such cross-border permitting decisions since, in this case, the pipeline would originate in Canada.
Right Wing News reminds us that Obama’s “all the above” approach rally is just about tax subsidies and credits for “green” and alternative energy. Great Barack, but how do we get to an alternative energy solution? I would think that some one so smart as Obama would understand that to get from point A to point C, one has to go to B first. Unless one just hates fossil fuels and will do anything to destroy it. But of course Obama is not playing politics or have any agenda here.
Meanwhile, he announced he’s pushing for $1 billion in tax credits and grants for alternative energy cars and trucks, as he said in that same speech in North Carolina at a Daimler truck plant, because “We can’t just keep on relying on the old ways of doing business. We can’t just rely on fossil fuels from the last century. We’ve got to continually develop new sources of energy.”
UPDATE I: Democrats reject amendment in US Senate that would have started construction of XL Keystone pipeline 56-42. The bill needed 60 votes to pass. All who voted nay were Democrats or Independents who caucus with Donkeys. Eleven Democrats crossed party lines in a bipartisan effort to pass the bill that would have created thousand’s of jobs. However, Obama’s direct lobbying against the measure was too much in the end for partisan Dems to follow the party line no matter how high gas prices are.
Despite Obama’s efforts, 11 Democrats brushed off Obama on the vote and sided with Republicans.
The 11 Democratic defections were Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Bob Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Jim Webb (Va.).
Bill Clinton to the rescue of Obama’s uber-liberal environmental agenda …
This can’t be good for Barack Obama’s decision to nix the Keystone XL pipeline, former President Bill Clinton says, “embrace it”. Clinton was speaking at an Energy Department conference in Maryland and stated that he was surprised the project has gotten as gummed up as it has, laying the blame on pipeline builder TransCanada. Nice try Slick Willie, it would appear that Clinton has got half of the problem correct. However, I have to agree with Hot Air’s alternative headline, “Bill Clinton helpfully offers talking point to Democrats for eventual cave on Keystone.”
Watch VIDEO here.
“One of the most amazing things to me about this Keystone pipeline deal is that they ever filed that route in the first place since they could’ve gone around the Nebraska Sandhills and avoided most of the dangers, no matter how imagined, to the Ogallala [aquifer] with a different route, which I presume we’ll get now, because the extra cost of running is infinitesimal compared to the revenue that will be generated over a long period of time,” he said.
“So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work,” Clinton added.
Really? Does any one really think that this was the reason why the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Hardly, it is Obama’s decision to pander to the environmentalist wackos of the Democrat party and chose Saudi oil over Canada. Obama did this, rather than side with the American people to create jobs and help reduce the price of oil.
Now that the price of gasoline has become a political issue for the 2012 Presidential election and once again Barack Obama is on the wrong side of the issue against ‘We the People”, The One needs cover and talking points to reverse his decision and cave on the issue. Enter William Jefferson Clinton.
Rising Gas Prices Will Have a Reverse Job Approval Effect for Barack Obama in 2012 (UPDATE: Don’t Forget ‘Taxmageddon’ in 2013)
Gas pains equal Presidential job approval pains …
It is obvious to all that gas prices are on the rise. Prices are already at a record high for this time of the year at $3.53 a gallon, up .25 since January 1, 2012. Some experts say that gas prices could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by late April. This is hardly good news for President Barack Obama. As the folks at Powerline have stated, Barack Obama has gas pains. Normally Obama would not care that gas prices are high, that is what all “greenies” want; however, not during an election year. Especially when the rising gas prices would affect any minor improvement in the US economy.
First, Obama, like all right-thinking greenies, want gasoline prices to be higher, though, to be sure, they want high prices brought about by a government tax rather than the marketplace. High gas prices are no fun if it means more profits for private oil companies. Obama admitted this directly when asked about high gas prices in 2008, when he said he didn’t have a problem with them, only that he “would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” Well, prices have crept up gradually since they collapsed back to about $2 a gallon in 2008. So what’s his problem?
Hat Tip: Larry Sabato – Source: Gallup and U.S. Energy Information Administration
Canada Peeved at Barack Obama’s Decision to Nix Keystone XL Pipeline … Obama Chooses Saudi Oil Over Canadian Oil (VIDEO)
CANADA NOT HAPPY WITH OBAMA AND HIS FALSE CAMPAIGN PROMISES … THE LYING KING!
Thanks Barack Hussein Obama for dissing our friend to the North, Canada, and going with Opec Saudi oil. Oh yea, and going with our other friend Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan oil. That’s it Barack, way to piss off our friends and allies. Here it from the mouths of Canadians. Sorry Mr. President, Ain’t no way to treat a friend”. What ever ahppened to to those shovel ready jobs that Obama was so keen on when it came to wasting American tax payer dollars?
Obama chose America’s enemies over America’s closed friend and ally
Remember when Obama promised to get off Mideast and Venezuela oil in 10 years time? America … did you forget that campaign promise? When Obama told you what you wanted to hear? Guess what … OBAMA LIED! Imagine an American President justifying going with Middle East OPEC oil and Venezuelan and slapping Canada in the face when he claimed he was going to rid America of Middle East oil. Mmm, mmm, mmm … Barack Hussein Obama.