Obama: Get Used to High Gas Prices, Suckas

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.

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16 Responses to Obama: Get Used to High Gas Prices, Suckas

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama actually said this? Unreal.

    Sorry pal, but I’m trying to pay-off student loans and I don’t have an extra $300 a month to buy a new, gas efficient car. Maybe Obama feels generous and will buy me a basic Hyundai or Toyota out of his reported $4 million earnings last year?

  2. Robyn G says:

    Maybe Obama should think about creating new jobs that pay more than 25k a year?

  3. CriticalEyes says:

    Get used to being a one term ‘Resident’ you scum bag!

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    I don’t think he’s going to be a one-termer; his potential competition all makes him look pristine in comparison. That could change, but so far…

    It is more than just a “you drive this kind of a car” problem. Someone is gonna have to tell the American people that we have to invest in mass transit, and we have to do a lot of it. American cities with good mass transit systems grow, and cities are far easier on the overall environment than suburbs are. The time has come to make a serious commitment to mass transit.

    Let’s start by refitting Detroit, as a demonstration of what can be done.

  5. Adirondacky says:

    I suspect this is another case of Obama speaking off the teleprompter. He gets his butt handed to him everytime. But the good news is, Obama revealed himself to be the elite many accuse him of becoming. Looks and sounds like an elite to me.

  6. Massagatto says:

    Who hit Barry Soweto with a truth stick? Maybe it was his large-boned, Nubian wife, Michele, who, like middle class Americans, finally had enough of his lies?

    The truth is, gas prices have doubled since the 2008 presidential coronation and this isn’t in dispute.

    Let’s see Barry Soweto take this to the American voter in 2012 and try to put the best spin possible on it.

  7. Debbie Banuelos says:

    To the extent that gas prices are compulsory and funded by the American consumer, it is outrageous for Obama to make such a statement at a wind farm. I wasn’t aware that I could fill my 2001 Camry up with “wind” and drive my two children to school (school bus service was terminated thanks to high gas prices recently) and then drive to work, some 20 miles from where we live. Maybe Obama can buy my family an electric car or at very least, a hybrid? I know I can’t afford such a purchase, having only recently gone through a divorce from an abuser.

  8. I just paid off my SUV and unless it gets totaled, I have no intention of buying a mini car that gets 40MPG.

    Yesterday, I saw a Shell station with regular unleaded selling for $4.13 a gallon.

    Local news reports here in Southern California say people are cancelling travel plans and report delaying major purchases as a result of the gas prices.

    It’s clear that Obama doesn’t get it.

  9. feminazi says:

    As a retiree who hasn’t received a Social Security COLA for two years, I simply can’t afford a new car now. It’s shameful and insensitive for this president to make such a flippant remark in light of the economic realities many in this nation are faced with.

  10. trade in your car???? MR President…find me a job and I will be happy to do that. There are millions of us who have no choice because of nafta,gat and the free trade agreement when you democrats sent all our good jobs over seas

  11. Bob Grossmann says:

    Gas prices (and everything else) are rising because the American dollar has been diminished in value by printing trillions of dollars with no backing, called “quantitative easing.” And then Obama does his best to choke out the American oil industry, thus making us more dependent on the foreign oil market. And then we spend trillions on crude oil to make alcohol that has far less energy than the fossil fuel used to make it. No farmer uses alcohol in his tractor, etc., no alcohol plant burns alcohol to produce the tons of heat needed to produce alcohol from corn, but the government gives 50 cents per gallon to companies that blend it with gasoline! And O-Dumbo says there is nothing he can do about it!

  12. Cody House says:

    My husband is the only one who works because I am unable to, if Obama wants us to trade in our Dodge Dakota for a energy efficient vehicle then he needs to hand over the money so we can do it! Since he has become president the gas prices has steadily risen, not saying that it wouldn’t have with any other, but what happen to the promises he made. yea right, if he wants us to have energy efficient vehicle give us the money to buy them, then if not, lower the gas prices!!!

  13. NurseMom says:

    @ Jolly Roger your right that the current possible presidental candidates don’t look all that great. This is partly the whole publics fault since most people tend to vote Democrat or Republican. If people would actually do research and vote for the best candidate instead of the lesser of two evils “Democrat or Republican” we might actually get the best person for the job.

  14. Erik says:

    Propaganda is not a term you people are aware of, is it? I’m not an Obama fan, but some of you people who listen to this one-sided bullshit make me sick and afraid for America’s future. You believe anything that gives you a scape goat, because of that you’re easily manipulated into venting your frustrations on your leader. I hated Bush and I don’t really give a damn about Obama, but I’d never give an unsourced quote about them to anyone, and that’s what this is. An unsourced, out of context quote, with zero evidence that it ever even happened. I work two to three jobs on average at any given time and can’t afford a car since mine broke down two years ago, between insurance, gas, and the cost of a car it just isn’t in my budget, but I don’t blame Obama. Our country is capitalist in nature, the president can only do so much about the oil prices.

  15. Emma Darnell says:

    To Erik and Adirondacky:

    I’ve seen the video these quotes were taken from. He did say these things, and he was not reading off a teleprompter. He thought he was being clever. Moreover, he said this in response to a man who had asked what he intends to do about the rising gas prices. I thought it was really rude that he turned the man’s serious question into a joke and a feeble plug for his energy-efficient agenda.

  16. TruthyRuthy says:

    Massagatto: In June of 2008, the average price of gas rose to more than $4.00 per gallon. It’s true that, by November of that year, it was back down to less than $1.80 per gallon, but who’s to say that the same can’t happen this year? Yes, Obama says some things he shouldn’t, but he’s certainly no worse than his predeccessor in making off the cuff responses and then regretting them. In fact, Obama is no better and no worse than most presidents. But for some reason the right wants to make him the anti-Christ and blame him for all the ills in the the U.S. since 1800. Silly wate of time.

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