When gasoline prices started to rise during the Bush administration the BLM [Blood Libel Media] flooded the airwaves with reports on high gasoline prices, and sob stories of how this would destroy people's lives. They went into great detail to explain how the cost of gasoline would effect every product we buy, because of increased transportation costs. It was stunning. Not saying the media was wrong, but the priority they gave the coverage was stunning.
What's even more stunning is the relative lack of coverage the BLM is giving the incredible rise in gasoline prices we are experiencing now. They are giving even less coverage as to why.
Mark Hemmingway at the Weekly Standard has a stunning report. In the first 26 months of the Obama regime, gasoline prices have skyrocketed upwards by an mind-blowing 67 percent! What makes this, and the BLM's lack of coverage of it, so stunning, is during the first 26 months of Bush's first term gasoline prices only rose 7 percent!
Ah, January of 2009. Hope was in the air, but more importantly, gas was under two dollars a gallon. Since then gas prices, have gone up 67 percent and it's an ominously upward trend. Interestingly enough, the Heritage Foundation also took a look at the first 26 months of Bush's presidency -- gas only rose 7 percent during that time frame.
Now obviously turmoil in the Middle East has something to do with our current astronomical gas prices, but keep in mind that by this point in the Bush presidency 9/11 had happened and we were on the verge of invading Iraq. So while the president can't be entirely responsible for global commodity prices, it's still worth asking what Obama's doing to make things worse.
After all, this is the President who told us "We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”
This is the President that appointed a Secretary of the Interior that famously said he didn't mind if gas hit $10 a gallon.
Let's not forget that Obama has also imposed a moratorium on drilling, defying a court order that says his actions are illegal, and demanding the ban be lifted. Obama has been working behind the scenes to declare millions of acres of land in the western states "public monuments" as a way to tie up land, with much needed natural resources, making these rich, abundant resources off limits forever.
I'm not sure if Obama is a true "global warming" zealot, or just sees this as an excuse to destroy America as we know it, and enrich some of his cronies like George Soros, who is heavily invested in foreign oil as well as "green" technologies. Either way, it's downright evil and it's time for this madness to stop.
We have more than enough oil, natural gas, and coal to keep the United States completely energy independent for centuries. It's time to drill baby, drill!