High Gas Prices Are Good Now?

Understand The Mindset Of Politicians

Somehow I know hypocrisy when I see it. I also understand the mindset these days of politicians, especially Barack Obama. High gas prices were an issue back in 2006 when the Democratic Party took control of both houses of Congress during the Bush administration. That same Congress maintained control of both the House and the Senate until January of 2011 when a semblance of balance was restored. Back in 2006 the wise sages were screaming bloody murder about how high gas prices had escalated under George W. Bush. They indeed had risen but not quite like we have seen them rise lately. A 113 percent increase is just that. Now according to Obama there is nothing he can do about it? Back on the campaign trail in '08 he used the prices at the time as a weapon. Do you see the hypocrisy in any of this?

Lets watch the video before we proceed on.

The Outcry!

"A new energy strategy to bring down the price of gas..." Really Nancy? "I know how bad people are hurting..." Really Barack? So what was done by that group of blabber mouths from 2006 through 2008 to right the situation? Not a thing other to rant at Big Oil. What was done by this same group between 2008 and 2010? It's the same answer. Was the refinery approval process sped up? The lack of sufficient refineries is a problem and it could be fixed. No, it has been made more complex and burdensome. Since 2008 when Obama assumed office things didn't "change" for the better regarding gas prices. Those of us who have to actually pay for our fuel can attest to that. The things that could have been done and should have been done have not been done. The reason they haven't been done is because Obama does not want gas prices to go down. High gas prices further Obama's agenda of chasing the whimsical "green" agenda. He feels your pain?

Our "Jobs President" knows how to spin a tale. This from the a speech on the campaign trail in 2008 from Obama, "I met a guy who couldn't go on a job search who lost his job. Couldn't go on a job search because of the high price of gas..." This guy always seems to have met someone who fits his agenda it seems. Then the teacher on the Indian Reservation who had to quit her job because she couldn't afford fuel for her car. There are always a million stories in the naked city now aren't there. I wonder how those two people are now fairing since he has made it far worse than it was rather than his promise that under his administration gas prices would go down. Are you still ignoring the hypocrisy in this whole situation?

What He Said Versus Where We Went

Gas prices were averaging $1.87 a gallon when Obama took office. Where are they now? Been to the pump lately? How comfortable was that experience? How's that hopey changey thing going for you? He did say that his administration was going to lower the price of a commodity we rely on but his actions have had the opposite effect. So there isn't anything he can do about but blame the Bush administration which is an all too familiar mantra. None of what we are seeing is Bush's fault Mr President. It lies squarely on your shoulders and you don't seem to want to shoulder the load.

Notice how quiet those same Democrat blabber mouths are now being quiet as church mice? The shoe is suddenly on the other foot and they're too busy wiping the egg off of their faces. But this is all Bush's fault even though the Dems controlled both houses of Congress from 2006 through the end of 2010. Do you know a hypocrite when you see one? Do you recognize corrupt party politics when it stares you in the face? Do you recognize that when their lips are moving what to expect? Have you heard that his Energy Secretary has a goal of elevating gas prices to the 8 to 9 dollar range like in "Europe?" This isn't Europe and looking at the present state of affairs in Europe it doesn't need to be. How do those projected gas prices grasp you?

Anybody Home? Hello?

So where is the Lame Stream Media who was howling about gas prices and beating Bush up constantly about the subject? Silence seems to now be golden since their "Anointed One" is at the helm. Where is the same outrage that was being expressed when gas prices were even less than they are now? Actually take a hard look at something. Gas prices were $1.87 a gallon when Obama was inaugurated. What does that tell you? It tells me that Bush "did something" about it rather than place the blame on someone else.

Now what we are hearing is that high gas prices are good for us and the economy? Really? Just eat your peas and shut up about it already seems to be their words of wisdom. Why? Because Obama is now having to face the heat? I see. Lower gas prices were a Democratic Party platform to get elected or re-elected but we just need to ignore the fact that they did nothing about it then and continue to exacerbate the whole thing under the lack of leadership of Barak Hussein Obama

Well folks I recognize hypocrisy when I see it and I'm seeing it all the time now. "Gas prices, even at over $4 a gallon can be a good thing?" Someone explain to me how that can be since it usually affects the prices of everything else we might put our hands on? I reckon that same talking head will tell us how excellent things are when they hit the $8 dollar mark this administration strives for. You think your budget is going to hell in a hand basket now, you just wait. Obama may be right. There is maybe nothing Obama can do about it but make them continue to escalate. He is doing a fine job of accomplishing that. Aren't you just super optimistic that the rising prices are such a blessing?

Watch the video below and have a nice day. The problem identified there isn't Bush's fault.

Just do this: Remember In November!

As Always,

The Frog Prince

SSSHHHH... Don't Let The Cat Out Of The Bag!

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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

Js I would not think we are special. But I do remember when Bush was blamed for high prices and I do agree that the price of gas is outlandish. So why was Bush Blamed and Obama is not? Oh that’s, right it was because he invaded Iraq because of the oil. So then it is Obama’s fault that the price of oil is so high. We need more drilling and more research done on other ways to become less reliant on foreign oil.


Ann41 4 years ago

Great post, I would hope it goes to every computer in America! This bunch of corrupt Government, and News Media are such hypocrits!


Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

OMG when it happened to Bush the cacophony of gas price lamenting never ended until now. Well the spin is its a good thing now, because along with not having a job you can spend more time with your family, and now get excercise by walking or biking. I can wait to see a plane take off fueled with algae.


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

My husband and I were just talking about how much it cost him per month now, just to go to work. The horribly high price of gas affects everything else. Because gas is so high, so are groceries and food everywhere. It's a domino effect.

Because gas prices are so high, manufacturers are paying more to get goods to us, so they are using tactics such as smaller containers, with less goods inside them and charging a higher price. Everything from soup to cereal to toiletries and just about anything else we can think of.

If you happen to work for the transportation industry, such as an airline, you are also getting your pay and benefits cut and threatened on a regular basis. Some people say things are getting better. We don't see it. Do you?

I wish we had a good alternative for a Presidential candidate - I don't care what party they belong to. I just know that the people that are currently in the running are not suitable at all. Is there anyone you would really get excited about voting for?

By the way... Congratulations on 200 hubs! (Big hugs)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

It makes sense that he doesn't want to see gas prices decrease -- he has his green theme to support. I paid almost $90 for a tank of gas this week... terrible!


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handymanbill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

The only thing extra i have to say is if the price of gas keeps going up how many new jobs do suppose will be created. The price of gas will hurt the economy fast. The price of food goes up people won't travel on vacations as much. Ect. So it is his problem. But don't be surprised if the price starts dropping before the election lol


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi my Frog Prince, Well looks like you've scored another Winner with this Hub my Friend. I feel for those who must travel to work and have NO choice but to pay these prices...Shame on our Government that this is allowed to go on in this Country. But I see in the horizon, just before the Elections...what's that out there..low and behold...The GAS PRICE is coming down. Mmmm...Don't BE FOOLED!


Peaver Bogart 4 years ago

@ KT Banks, We DO have an alternative. Ron Paul 2012 !!!


Stu 4 years ago

The whole thing is pure insanity. If OStupid would just open up drilling again, we could partially wean ourselves from OPEC. We may not become 100% self sufficient in energy, but if we had enough of our own to make a difference, OPEC would have to cut its price to compete. It's true that oil extracted from the US may involve higher drilling cost and/or higher refining cost than MidEast crude, but there's wiggle room because their prices for crude contain an embedded monopoly premium. Oil at the pump was only about $1.00 per gallon 15 years ago (mid grade unleaded). Historical inflation has been about 4% per year. Gas prices today should be about $1.80 per gallon for mid-grade fuel. Guess what - it now costs over $4.00 per gallon. You have to pay about $50 to fill your tank. And all this is happening while employers are holding wages constant, and in some cases lowering them. And the cost of everything you buy goes up because it has to be transported from the manufacturing plant to your local store. But hey, if $8 per gallon is good, then $16 per gallon must be great. If my legs get any more tingly, I may ask to be an anchor on MSNBC (I hope they have onsite gastric lavage as an employee perk; I'll probably need it).


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

JS - Yes, we are indeed different and happily so.

handymanbill - Bush brought them down in one easy move. It's rather simple. You change the margin requirements, you expand the ability to drill which we are now seeing the Bush policy except on federal lands which Obama is hampering and more refineries are brought on line or back on line. This is about the oil industry and isn't nuclear science.

KT - What I keep seeing is that the more things "change" the worse they are getting. That isn't change I can believe in. He won't run on hope and change this go around I can assure you.

teaches - I sure hope you don't have to quit your teaching job like the teacher on the Indian Reservation had to... What a made up story that was.

b. malin - I am one of those you feel for. I have to use my truck to run my business.

stu - You fill up for $50? It now takes me $100. Tingle on Brother Stu.

The Frog


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Does Ron Paul really stand a chance? I have agreed with a lot that he says.


Ghost32 4 years ago

Good thing Pam and I got out of Colorado VERY early in Obama's term. At today's prices, the U-Haul truck would have run out of fuel somewhere in Utah.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

JSChams - I understand your tongue in cheek.

http://hubpages.com/politics/Pond-Scum-AKA-Algae-I...

I couldn't believe that approach and had fun writing about it. LMBO

KT - Ron Paul is like Joe Biden. He runs and runs. He does have good ideas but his foreign policy stance is killing him. He does want to get to the convention in Tampa and have a say in the party platform.

Ghost - But it's all Bush's fault, even the increased production he likes to take any credit for.

The Frog


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Obama's concerns bear very little resemblance to the concerns of people who want to see this country get healthy again. I listen to Obama speak and my jaw drops open in disgust. He just says whatever he wants and the truth be damned. The same can be said for the media and all those evil little Democratic forever grinning two year old strategists!!!! If Obama really cared about energy we would be exploring and drilling. Up and awesome.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - It trickles down from Obama to the corrupt people below him. Politics is an interesting beat to cover. Agendas have to be exercised and be damned with the welfare of the American citizens. Time to apply the brakes.

The Frog


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I agree frog Prince it is time to apply the brakes I suggest we do it now before we will go over the cliff.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

You made an excellent point, Jim, with your statement that the lack of enough refineries is a problem but it could be fixed. Which would greatly assist in lowering the price of fuel. But that is not a part of Obummy's green agenda and I believe, one of the reasons he has made it even more difficult for that to happen.


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frantisek78 4 years ago

We still pay a lot less for gas than most other industrialized countries.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

frantisek78 - But we aren't any of those other industrialized countries. This is the US of A and we're sitting on some of the biggest oil reserves in the world.

The Frog


Ann41 4 years ago

@frantisek78 Maybe you can afford the high prices. I can't. I am a widowed senior citizen on a fixed income. It is easy for those who have solid incomes to make these statements.


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frantisek78 4 years ago

@Ann41 I use public transportation as much as I can, and only use my car when I really need to or feel like going crazy and splurging.


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frantisek78 4 years ago

@ The Frog Prince - that's fine that we have those reserves, but those will run out too eventually if we ever start pumping it up. We can't be immune from global problems in this country anymore. Just have to deal with it like everyone else does.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

frantisek - I've written quite a bit on this subject with some good solid facts if you care to go to my library and do some reading.

The Frog

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