Obama's Achilles Heel - Gasoline

I wish I could say that Obama's greatest weakness with the electorate was due to his unconstitutional power grabs or his runaway spending. But that is not the case. But there is something that may very well cost him the election. Gas.

Jenny Erikson writes a piece that Santorum should use as his mnatra against Barack in the general (please!)
Gas Prices Are Going Up & It’s Obama’s Fault

It’s hard to find gas for less than $4 per gallon in my neck of the woods, and the experts are telling me that I should enjoy this low price while I can, because rates are only going to go up. Please excuse me while I curl into a ball on the floor and weep openly. If only tears could fuel my SUV, I’d be good to go.

Gasoline fuels my vehicle, as it fuels every other vehicle out there (even the coal-powered cars use some gas). Petroleum is a basic necessity in our modern world -- it’s used in practically everything. We need oil to keep the wheels of our economy turning, so why is President Obama so eager to restrict our access to it by making it cost-prohibitive? Even more to the point, since higher fuel costs affect the lower income earners disproportionately to the wealthy – why does President Obama hate poor people? They're going to be suffering the most with high gas prices.

This president has been nothing but bad news on the energy front. His moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico bankrupted Seahawk Drilling and put over 600 people out of work. His rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline to transfer crude oil from Canada to refineries in Texas not only robs the United States of thousands of jobs, but harms the planet because now Canada will ship that oil to China, which will create a lot more pollution than if it had gone to Texas.

We import nearly 60% of the oil used here in America, and much of that comes from the Middle East. In case you hadn’t heard, things aren’t all sunshine and rosebuds over there. On Monday, Iran announced that it would no longer export oil to Britain and France. The U.S. does not import oil from Iran, and now Britain and France are going to be going after the same sources as us. It’s basic economics: Limited supply plus increased demand equals skyrocketing prices.

What’s that? We should be focusing on green, renewable energy? We should invest in, oh I don’t know … let’s say … a solar panel company? How about $535 million in taxpayer dollars? Is that enough? Ok, done. Wait … that already happened. Solyndra went bankrupt after George Kaiser, one of Barack Obama’s campaign bundlers, got a big fat payout. Just because that wasn’t painful enough on its own, they later threw the existing solar panels into the trash.
This is something people understand as it affects them directly. They see it, they feel, and it is Obama's fault. And it affects the economy. And Obama is on record saying he wanted this to happen.

It's the gasoline, stupid.

Comments

  1. Let's hope Rick Santorum reads your blog. :)

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  2. Keep in mind that ten years ago Democrats were opposing opening up ANWR because any oil we found wouldn't enter the market for another ten years. And now they continue to oppose more drilling . . . because the oil won't be on the market for another ten years.

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  3. Bottle Obamas words. They are rich biofuel.

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  4. Drill Baby, Drill.
    Adopt Sarah Palin's plan.

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  5. I wish they'd drill. I can't afford the gas and my husband makes a decent amount of money even as a soldier. It's going to be very difficult for us because the fuel prices will drive prices on EVERYTHING up.

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  6. Hey, they prosecuted Capone for of all things tax evasion.

    Why not lose the presidency to a jump in oil prices.

    I call it poetic justice.

    Obama has been trying mightily to shove "green energy" down our throats with Solyndra, the Chevy Volt, shutting down oil exploration in the Gulf and the rejection of the Keystone Pipeline just to top it off.

    Even a slight jump in oil prices will torpedo and almost expected victory in November (in spite of a slowly improving economy) would be so sweeet!

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  7. Oh, the hatred Pat has of Obama. I wish I understood the animus. It is beyond logical. So sad.

    He is so consumed by it, I'm sure he would want the economy to tank, and gas to be at $5/gallon just for his own hubris.

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  8. Anonymous 4:39 Do you think it is because Clinton signed onto the small arms treaty with the United Nations to take our guns away ending our 2nd Amendment rights?(Congress ratifies treaties) Do you think it is because Obama removed "our CREATOR" from the Declaration of Independence and refuses to salute the American Flag? or honor the Unknown Soldier? or because the LOST treaty to be ratified by Congress makes Americans pay to sail the sea? or because the LOST treaty gives all mineral rights to the United Nations? or is it because the National Defense Authorization act gives Obama the power to imprison any citizen indefinitely without charges? or is it because Rural Councils, not ratified by Congress lets Obama take every piece of private property in America including yours whoever you are? or maybe because Obama has no integrity, says one thing and means another, and no conscience, that Obama is so quick to deny mine? Government does not give Life, Liberty, Freedom, unalienable rights, government cannot take Life,Liberty unalienable rights, government cannot take my free will. and all for thirty pieces of silver.

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