Who’s Up For Another Round Of Obama Talks Regarding Energy Prices?

Jazz Shaw terms this “Obama prepares to fight gas prices with new bumper sticker“. I’m not so sure, because our feckless president doesn’t seem to be taking even that much action

(Daily Herald)President Barack Obama will try to head off the political impact of rising gasoline prices as Republicans vow to make the price at the pump an issue in the 2012 election campaign.

Obama this week plans events focusing on his administration’s efforts to expand domestic exploration and development of alternative energy sources to combat cyclical spikes in gas prices.

Obama’s political team has been preparing to counter Republican attacks since the administration denied a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials said. The renewed focus on what Obama has described as an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy kicks off with a speech tomorrow at the University of Miami.

And therein lies Obama’s problem….OK, one of his numerous problems….he loves talking about stuff, but, he never really does anything about it, at least not in a manner that Makes Things Better. And now he’s going to talk about energy some more, which will, based on his history with causing the stock market to go down when he speaks, cause the price of a barrel of oil to spike.

Let’s be honest for a minute, Obama is not fully responsible for the rising price of gas and energy: there are other factors at play, many of which are decades in the making, such as turning food into marginally useful fuel. That said, Bush had 100% of the blame placed solely on him by Democrats, including ones like Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Obama. Obama even had a campaign commercial about high gas prices which Blamed Bush, via the Lonely Conservative.

Yet, when prices started spiking, President Bush didn’t run out and give a speech: he made things happen. He opened up domestic drilling. He spoke with overseas producers to expand supply. He didn’t simply yammer on about how pie in the sky initiatives would help us out decades in the future. Nor did Bush attempt to make things worse

Speaking of pie in the sky, via Junk Science, we learn

(Washington Examiner) A123 Systems, an electric car battery company once touted as a stimulus “success story” by former Gov. Jennifer Granhom, D-Mich., has laid off 125 employees since receiving $390 million in government subsidies — but is still handing out big pay raises to company executives.

The energy of the future sure seems to be working out well, eh?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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6 Responses to “Who’s Up For Another Round Of Obama Talks Regarding Energy Prices?”

  1. […] Heritage put out this video showing the truth about Obama and gas prices.Update: Linked by The Pirate’s Cove and Stop the ACLU – thanks!Tweetvaso linkTags: 2008, campaign, gas prices, obama This entry […]

  2. Trish says:

    Let’s not forget to properly inflate our tires. We all know how much that can save us, and all we want is to do our fair share. I am certain that President O has his fleet of SUVs and Secret Service vehicles routinely checked for tire inflation. And as much time as he and Michelle travel by air, I bet they check the inflation on AF1’s tires as well.

    No, in fact I do NOT want to hear any more from this president about energy prices. He’s wasted my tax $$ on green companies destined to go bust, and he’s offered advice that ranks up there with just plain insulting our intelligence, or threatening us.
    And then there was this little tidbit he gave us: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
    Nope, don’t want to hear another word from him on the sublect.

  3. Black Flag says:

    I’m buying all the swamps I can! Algae – the new green gold!

  4. Trish says:

    Texas Pea? Well the first thing ya know, ol’ Black Flag’s a millionaire…

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    President Bush didn’t run out and give a speech: he made things happen. He opened up domestic drilling. He spoke with overseas producers to expand supply. He didn’t simply yammer on about how pie in the sky initiatives would help us out decades in the future.

    And yet all Obama wants to do is to DEFLECT his criticism instead of fix it. Which tells you his real interest. He wants high gas prices.

    Hey, when are we going to get media coming out to proclaim Obama’s soldiers in Afghanistan are running around like terrorists, like Pol-Pot, or russians in their gulags killing and raping women and children… ‘s books? (waiting)

  6. […] Teach over at The Pirate’s Cove has a post concerning Obama making gasoline prices and oil exploration a talking point as he travels around the […]

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