There is big trouble at hand for the perpetual campaigner. Four dollars for a gallon of gas is problematic for President Obama’s reelection chances. He can’t answer “where are the jobs?” He knows he better have at least a pretense of an answer for the skyrocketing gasoline prices. To wit, this from Obama:
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will try to “root out” cases of fraud or manipulation in oil markets, even as Attorney General Eric Holder suggested a variety of legal reasons may be behind gasoline’s surge to $4 a gallon.
“We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain,” Obama said at a town-hall style meeting at a renewable energy plant in Reno, Nev. –From AP
Good Gas Almighty! Does the President believe anyone is going to take him seriously? He is on record as preferring higher gasoline prices. Now he wants to “root out” cases of fraud? What is he going to do . . . investigate himself? Somebody should.
Barak Obama is a man without shame. He is just not serious about our energy crisis. He sees it as another opportunity to fundamentally change America and he isn’t about to let it go to waste.
Obama has drilling shut down in the Gulf. He and his administration work to prevent drilling across the country. He will not consider his job finished until the United States energy misery equals that of Germany.
The President is a fraud on gas prices, but the lame stream media is not about to tell Americans the truth. Root hog, or die! The Gray Lady would rather die.