Obama Criticizes You Peons For Liking Your Cheap Gas And Big Cars

This is like the height of huttzpah, considering how often he took fossil fueled flights paid for by the taxpayers to vacation and fund raising spots for 8 years. How many times did he fly to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard and California? Remember the times he flew his family members, including his dog, separately? And being driven around in a giant limo in a huge convoy? But, as we all know, all this stuff should only apply to the peons (will that be a theme today? Time will tell)

Obama criticizes Americans for liking ‘cheap gas and big cars’ more than ‘the environment’

Former President Barack Obama, in his latest memoir, criticized Americans for liking “cheap gas and big cars” more than they care about “the environment” – even during a catastrophic event like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The comments came during a section in Obama’s 700-page book, “A Promised Land,” released earlier this month.

On page 570, the former commander in chief recounts a press conference he gave more than a month into the oil spill – now considered one of the largest in history – saying his comments did not adequately express the frustration he truly felt.

“Reading the transcript now, a decade later, I’m struck by how calm and cogent I sound,” Obama writes in his book. “Maybe I’m surprised because the transcript doesn’t register what I remember feeling at the time or come close to capturing what I really wanted to say before the assembled White House press corps.” (snip)

He then chastised Americans for not being willing to foot the bill for technology to “quickly plug the hole because it would be expensive to have such technology on hand, and we Americans didn’t like paying higher taxes—especially when it was to prepare for problems that hadn’t happened yet.” (snip)

The only way to truly prevent another catastrophe, like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Obama says, “was to stop drilling entirely.”

“But that wasn’t going to happen because at the end of the day we Americans loved our cheap gas and big cars more than we cared about the environment, except when a complete disaster was staring us in the face,” he writes.

I don’t see Obama driving a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, or other pure plugin vehicle. He doesn’t even drive a plugin or regular hybrid. He still takes fossil fueled airplane trips. Is he sending a huge portion of his book earnings to the IRS? This is the norm for climate cultists, though: slamming everyone else while failing to practice what they preach.

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16 Responses to “Obama Criticizes You Peons For Liking Your Cheap Gas And Big Cars”

  1. Nighthawk says:

    Remind us again how many solar companies he subsidized with taxpayer money went bankrupt.

  2. Est1950 says:

    “But that wasn’t going to happen because at the end of the day we Americans loved our cheap gas and big cars more than we cared about the environment, except when a complete disaster was staring us in the face,” he writes.

    That was never going to happen because us Americans like to eat. Us Americans like our Internet, WiFi and Cell Phones. Us Americans like calling each other communists and Nazi’s. Global warming is an affront to any person with an intellect.

    The Current sun spot cycle will ensure that any global warming for the next 40-50 years is almost non existent thus negating the need to rush headlong into Economic Armageddon.

    • Est1950 says:

      So for those of you wishing to flee America to avoid the coming Civil war.

      There are some awesome places to live. I have several overseas locations I could recommend since I have spent more time out of the USA than I have inside.

      Did you know that in Ecuador they have fiber Optic internet right to your door?
      Cuenca is a nice town in the Andes with real cell phone coverage and the internet that is better than many places in the USA.

      Propane can be expensive there because of the cold and plastic pipes so if you prefer You can find a really, really nice rental property on the beach for 700 bucks a month. A family of two can easily live for under 2000 a month in one of the safest countries in Central and South America.

      Elwood you might find this interesting. Ecuador has Universal health coverage that runs about 100 dollars per month for an Adult. In addition you can get a private health insurance policy that costs around 160 a month for a husband and wife. The coverage is quite good, the only problem of course is that the wait times can be a bit long, but you can by pass that by using cash for general check ups.

      In addition I would recommend that everyone open a Charles Schwab account and bank from that while overseas. The reason is that most countries in Central and South America are cash only which requires pulling money from an ATM. Most American banks charge 5 bucks per transaction. Schwab does not charge at all and in fact they will refund any fees charged in Ecuador.

      No reason in Ecuador not to open a local bank account. They are safe as long as you don’t drop your life savings in one. Since political elections tend to change all the regulations and laws and can leave your money frozen for a bit.

      Pretty neat huh? If you go all around central America you find little in the way of crime and for a measly 100 bucks a month you can hire a translator and for 50 bucks a month a private tutor to learn Spanish. They have real life Grocery Stores. Yep. They look just like American stores only most of the products are packaged in Spanish and for about 40 bucks a month you can buy all the fresh fruits and veggies from clean markets you can eat. In fact I eat better in Central America than I have in almost any other country.

      One of the reasons Costa Rica has become a great getaway for the rich and wealthy. But there are some gems as yet undiscovered by the rich. Ecuador being one of them.

      Try it. You will like it. Just be sure your VISA is being processed long before an election.

      • Est1950 says:

        I thought a bit of positivity was in order after a year of being called Racist Nazi’s.

        Tomorrow I will bring you another great place to move to overseas. At least a great place to pack up the wife and kids and go for a visit.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Agreed. America would be a better place if hard-core trumpists left.

        Perhaps President Biden can propose a new program for funding the moves.

        If one truly believes that trump won the election, you qualify for moving expenses!

      • Hairy says:

        Yes Teach I remember when Obama “flew his dog separately”
        That was such a scandal!!
        But of course the rightwing media including you Teach failed or mention that his fog flew down on a USMC Osprey aircraft that was also filled with marines that accompany all presidents when
        they travel
        Of course if THAT was included it wouldn’t have been as big of a (fake) scandal.
        Speaking of excessive travel anyone else notice his Teach no longer is reporting on the travel costs of this new white President ???

      • Hairy says:

        In 1985 when the price if gold was soaring I spent 7 months in Ecuador dredging on the Rio Napo and the Verde Aqua
        Mostly based in Napo that was the end of the road then except for the shell people

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    President Obama wrote “we Americans loved our cheap gas and big cars more than we cared about the environment”. No mention of peons or others, just “we Americans”.

    “But that wasn’t going to happen because at the end of the day we Americans loved our cheap gas and big cars more than we cared about the environment, except when a complete disaster was staring us in the face,” he writes.

    In the middle of a pandemic, with the current President trying to reverse the results of an election, a recession crushing the poor… and Teach is interested in generating even more hard feelings by truncating a quote from a former President, albeit an uppity one.

    You poor widdow snowflake.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Agreed. America would be a better place if hard-core trumpists left.

    Perhaps President Biden can propose a new program for funding the moves.

    If one truly believes that trump won the election, you qualify for moving expenses!

  5. Hairy says:

    Yes Teach I remember when Obama “flew his dog separately”
    That was such a scandal!!
    But of course the rightwing media including you Teach failed or mention that his fog flew down on a USMC Osprey aircraft that was also filled with marines that accompany all presidents when
    they travel
    Of course if THAT was included it wouldn’t have been as big of a (fake) scandal.
    Speaking of excessive travel anyone else notice his Teach no longer is reporting on the travel costs of this new white President ???

  6. CC says:

    What do you mean “We”, Kenyan?
    When you buy a $10 – I’m sorry, $14,000,000.00 house 3 ft. above the shoreline, and you’ve been preaching about AGW/Seas rising for the last 8 years, you don’t have anyone with half a brain buying your bullshit.

  7. Hairy says:

    Teach of course you know that as POTUS that Obama had little choice I’m things related to his security
    It is a pretty petty debating point

  8. Jl says:

    “We loved our big cars and cheap gas more than we loved the environment…”. And another instance of libs making assertions without proof-but I guess Obama must be some kind of mined-reader to make such an over-generalized unsubstantiated assertion.

    • david7134 says:

      I work with a black lady who is a technician. We have an ok relationship and frequently exchange view points on different subjects. I once asked how she felt about a particular bill that would have greatly helped folks like her. She said she was against it, her reason being that white folks were for the bill so she was against it. If you apply this observation to the view of people like Obama, you get a sense of their reasoning.

  9. Est1950 says:

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Four people including a nine-month-old baby were killed and up to 15 injured on Tuesday when a speeding car ploughed into a pedestrian area in the western German city of Trier in what authorities said appeared to be a deliberate act.

    Cars are becoming the new way to kill people. Who needs guns. I suspect Germany will now look to banning automobiles that drive faster than 1 KMH.

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