The Los Angeles Times reports today that White House fears gas prices could tank Obama. But they can’t be that worried. Here is a bit from an AP report on yesterday’s energy event in Fairless Hills, PA:
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
“Let them Eat Cake,” Says Obama
7 April 2011 by hamerdinger
Where to begin? The Arrogant One tells the man who can’t afford gas to buy a new Obamobile… Talk about your basic Marie Antoinette moment.
But more jaw-dropping – well, actually not so much – the AP is in full circle the wagons Obama-shill campaign mode, scrubbing the reportage when someone realised this made the demigod look bad.
We are in for a long, long two years of campaigning and the Repuglicans don’t have a clue what to do with this. As John Derbyshire always says, “We Are Doomed.”
As Glenn Reynolds says, Obama believes ruinous gas prices aren’t a bug, but a feature of his policies.