Mitt Romney Calls on Obama to Fire ‘Gas Hike Trio’ (Energy Secretary Chu, Interior Secretary Salazar & EPA Administrator Jackson) Over Rising Gas Prices
Obama continues to have a gas problem …
This morning on Fox News Sunday, GOP Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney called on President Barack Obama to fire Obama’s Interior and Energy secretaries and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency dubbed the ‘Gas Hike Trio’. With the ever rising cost of gas being a hot button topic for all Americans, Romney called for the trio to resign or Obama to fire Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Watch VIDEO here.
Mitt Romney is ramping up attacks on President Obama over rising gasoline prices by calling for the firing of Obama’s Interior and Energy secretaries and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The GOP presidential frontrunner dubbed them the “gas hike trio” on Fox News Sunday and at a campaign stop in Illinois Saturday night, signaling the extent to which Republicans hope to translate pump prices into a damaging political liability for Obama.
On Fox, Romney claimed that Obama’s stated desire for lower gas prices is an election-year turnabout. “The right course is they ought to be fired because the president has apparently suffered an election-year conversion,” Romney said, echoing a line of attack he unveiled the prior evening.
AAA - Avg. Gas Price $3.84
It is obvious that Barack Obama is going to have a real reelection problem if the price of gas stays the same or increases as we get closer to the 2012 election. According to AAA, gas prices are a low of $3.42 in Wyoming and a high of $4.58 in Hawaii and $4.35 in California. Presently the average cost of gas in the US in $3.829. That is up $0.262 from one year ago and up $2.00 from when Obama took office on January 20, 2008 where it was at$1.82. Of course previously Energy Secretary Chu was all for higher gas prices. It is not like Obama was not as well. This is how the two anti-oil individuals force Americans off of fossil fuels and onto their “green” energy agenda. A green agenda with government wasted stimulus money that has been a complete failure.
However, suddenly because the gas prices are actually rising in an election year Secretary Chu and President Obama have had an epiphany and are now for lower gas prices. Of course they are. One might say that Chu and Obama were for lower gas prices … before they were against them.
Mark Steyn Gives Obama “the Smartest President Ever” a “F” in Christopher Columbus World is Flat and Rutherford B. Hayes History
To those who drink the Obama Kool-Aid, the laugh just might be on you.
We have been told that Barack Obama was the smartest President ever when he was elected in. Obama was supposed to be so far superior in intellect than anyone we had ever seen in the history of the United States. Hardly, in the past 3+ years he has shown us quite the opposite . However, to say anything to the contrary against Obama and you are branded a racists and laughed at. What is most troubling about Obama is either he is this ignorant or he is purposely misinforming people. What Obama just might be is the most academically laziest President ever.
MSM & Obamaites drink the Kool-aid and never question or think for themselves …
“Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …”
Obama delivering his big, know-it-all speech on energy at Prince George’s Community College where he stated that all of out energy concerns would be alleviated as soon as we used wind mills and algae. Who knew? He then went on to condemn those who snickered and scoffed at his ridiculous and uninformed comments.
Let me tell you something. If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail — [Laughter] — they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society. [Laughter.] They would not have believed that the world was round. [Applause.] We’ve heard these folks in the past. They probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers of the radio who said, “Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.” [Laughter.] One of Henry Ford’s advisers was quoted as saying, “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a fad.” [Laughter.]
But wait, there is more:
There always have been folks who are the naysayers and don’t believe in the future, and don’t believe in trying to do things differently. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?” [Laughter.] That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore — [laughter and applause] — because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards. [Applause.] He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something.
Drip, Drip, Drip and so it begins … Barack Obama job approval poll numbers going down as gas prices increase.
According to a recent CBS poll, Obama’s job approval number is sinking fast. Only 41% of those polled gave the President a positive approval while 47% disapprove. Just last month Obama was at a 50% job approval rating. So what has changed, can you say the gas prices? Obama has a real gas problem and all the algae is not going to help him.
President Obama’s approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times survey. The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices.
Just 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, according to the poll, conducted from March 7 to 11. Another 47 percent disapprove of his performance, up from 41 percent last month.
While Obama, the MSM and his minions try to spin that the President does and cannot affect the price of gas, the American people are not buying it. 50% of those polled say that Obama can affect gas prices, while only 36% say he cannot. Sorry Barack, what is good for past presidents is good for you. Former presidents, like George W. Bush, was held accountable for escalating gas prices during his presidency. You will be held to the same bar. How can Obama get reelected when 65% of Americans disapprove of his handling of gas prices? Seriously, this is something that affects nearly every American.
as for the economy, Obama’s job rating remains about the same as it was last month with a meager 39% approve, while 54% disapprove.
We can see at RCP, that Obama’s poll numbers are headed South.
But wait, the economy in shambles, gas prices headed toward $4 a gallon and higher and the President shows his priorities … he is off to make his NCAA college basketball brackets and watch basketball.
Americans by a 65% to 26% Disapprove of How President Barack Obama is Handling the Increasing Price of Gas
President Barack Obama has a gas problem …
President Obama has a new reelection problem that will not soon go away and pretty much affects every American. The ever increasing gas prices in the US have most Americans angered with the Presidents actions, or lack there of. According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, Americans by a broad 65% to 26% disapprove of how Obama is handling the price of gas.
More than half of Americans for the first time expect Barack Obama to be re-elected — but that won’t make it easy: Even as expectations have moved his way, rising gas prices have dented the president’s rating on handling the economy, his overall job approval has slipped back under 50 percent and he’s reverted to a dead heat in public preferences against Mitt Romney.
The results of the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll mark two political realities: One, the sharp division of public attitudes for and against Obama, with continued greater intensity of sentiment among his critics. And two, the damaging political effects of rising gasoline prices, which have surpassed the federal budget deficit as Obama’s single weakest issue.
Americans by a broad 65-26 percent disapprove of how the president is handling the price of gas, which has gained 49 cents a gallon this year to an average $3.79.
WAPO – Gas prices sink Obama’s poll numbers
Full polling results can be seen HERE.
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.).
Barack Obama’s Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu has done the unthinkable, he actually told the truth of Obama’s energy policy … they are not looking to lower the price of gasoline. So Americans are finally witness to Obama’s grand scheme on fossil fuels. How dare one of Obama’s minions actually speak with candor and the truth. The truth is that Chu and Obama are perfectly content with rising gas prices as it plays into their agenda of failed “green” energy. Voters might want to remember this in 2012.
Obana & Chu … We like High Gas prices, let them run their cars on cake
President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.
Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.
This should be interesting how Obama will defend this policy during the general election in 2012 when gas prices are $4 and possibly over $5 a gallon.
The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe.
Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.
But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives.
“I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the price of gasoline has doubled,” Nunnelee told Chu.
Weasel Zippers reminds us that Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu is the same individual who stated that U.S. gas prices should be as high as those in Europe. I guess this must be all a part of Obamanomics, raise gas prices to raise the cost of doing business to prevent the economy from rebounding … more Obama brilliance. They must be voted out in 2012.
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
As President Barack Obama touts extending the payroll tax cut, every one in the room including the water carrying liberal Obama media seems to be ignoring the real issue … gas prices are up in the United States 83% since Barack Obama took office. I guess he will be blaming this on Bush as well.
President Barack Obama listed rising gas prices as among the many reasons to extend the payroll tax cut Tuesday, flanked by individuals the White House promoted as being affected by $40 per paycheck the average American would lose if the tax cut is not extended at the end of February. [...]
CNSNews.com reported last month that under Obama, the price of gas climbed by 83 percent.
When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation. Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon, an increase of 26 percent. By December 2011, the price of regular unleaded gas per gallon was $3.28, an 83 percent increase from January 2009.
Gas prices are only expected to only go up Some analysts are stating they could go as high as $5 a gallon.. Presently, AAA has the US average price at $3.518. Try winning reelection when voters can barely afford to drive their car to work. All the spinning does not explain away what could be a greater than 100% increase in gas prices since Obama took office.
Gallup Poll: Most Americans Still Say They Are Better Off Than Their Parents … Might Want to Check Out that $15+ Trillion Debt
REALLY? SOME MAY WANT TO TAKE A BETTER LOOK AT THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES …
A recent Gallup poll showed that most Americans still say they are better off than their parents. REALLY? 69% of those polled said that they were better off than their parents, 29% said, not so much. Unless you are comparing your parents who lived during The Great Depression or the Carter 1970′s, the poll results are a bit hard to believe. Heck, many are not better off than I was in my mid to late 20′s. Of course those making more $’s say they are better off; however, I really wonder how much the younger folks in this survey understand the debt they owe in the future. They might be singing a different tune.
High-income Americans are significantly more likely than those with lower incomes to say they are doing better financially than their parents were when they were the same age. Still, even a majority of lower-income Americans say they are better off financially than their parents were.
Maybe Gallup should have polled the 1 year old to 10 year old demographic and the unborn who will be responsible for paying off the out of control $15 trillion (DEBT CLOCK), every growing debt run up by those who state they are better off then their parents! With this present economy, the number of unemployed, records number of food stamps, poor housing market, energy costs and the out of control federal debt, it is hard to believe how individuals think they are better off than their parents.
The fact that you have less liberties today than your parents did automatically makes you less better off than your parents.
Oh but wait according to ABC News, seniors will get an increase of $38 a month. BIG WOOP! Reason why there is an increase … inflation is on the rise.