Coming hard on the heels of the Libyan
massacre unrest, comes a report that gas could go as high as $5 a gallon during the peak driving season in mid summer. California prices are expected to hit $4 a gallon as early as Memorial Day, assuring diesel prices nearing $5 as they were in ’07 before the election.
The difference between now and two years ago? No Bush to blame, as noted be Ace;
I’m sure the media believes this is not Obama’s fault. But instead of reporting the facts and either just trusting the public to figure things out for themselves, or offering some spin on behalf of Obama’s failed administration, they simply choose to not report the facts in the first place. It’s easier that way.
Of course, if the theory that the public will unfairly blame the president for ills not directly under his control is true, that means the media played their favored role as DNC shill by always mentioning oil prices under Bush; but I guess in some cases they don’t mind so much if the public draws unfair inferences.
Will the rising prices cause Americans to ditch their cars and beg Obama for fast trains and windmill powered buses? Or instead, can we look forward to another chorus of “Drill baby drill?” I’m betting the latter, and so is my boss – the one who owns the towing company. I think he’s making the signs even now.