Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Just twenty-four hours after announcing his intention to run for reelection in 2012, President Obama, speaking at a town hall meeting at Gamesa Technology Corp., a Spanish company that makes giant turbines that use wind to generate electricity, said the American people should get used to $4 a gallon gas.
“I’m just going to be honest with you. There’s not much we can do next week or two weeks from now.”
Of course, Mr. Obama’s remarks were anything but honest. Were he truthful, he would’ve admitted the current spike in retail prices can be directly traced back to uncertainty in Libya and the U.S.’s involvement in the rebel effort to unseat Moammar al-Gaddafi.
Next, President Obama guffawed and told the group,“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know, you might want to think about a trade-in.”
You simply can’t make this stuff up.
Mr. Obama — already an classic out-of-touch, Beltway insider after just two years in office, completely forgets that with unemployment above 10% in many U.S. states and available credit tight, millions of Americans can’t just run out and buy a new car that gets 35 MPG.