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You’re way ahead of me on this one, aren’t you?
Of course you are.
This ad from Priorities USA, a Super PAC supporting Barack Obama’s re-election effort, is a potentially effective means of redirecting public anger over high gas prices.
And, of course, its principal strength is that it’s true.
It isn’t going to be easy for Mr. Etch-A-Sketch to erase THIS BIT OF HISTORY:
As he campaigns for president, Mitt Romney is ratcheting up his attacks on Barack Obama over high gas prices, putting the issue at the center of his economic message. He is calling for Obama to fire his Energy secretary, EPA administrator, and Interior secretary, saying they are to blame for high prices at the pump. “No question in my mind that these—I call them the gas-hike trio—that those three are on a mission to drive up the price of gasoline and all energy so …
The political demagogues are just plain wrong when they blame high gasoline prices on the Obama administration’s alleged aversion to domestic drilling for oil.
For one thing, domestic oil production has increased, not decreased, under President Obama.
For another thing, America is less dependent on foreign oil under Obama.
And the clincher: The “drill, baby, drill” approach to bringing gas prices down is nonsense, as we see HERE:
HERE‘s further proof that U.S. presidents have little influence on gasoline prices:
The public understands Obama isn’t to blame for high gasoline prices, as recent polls make clear. Even the Wall Street Journal and Cato Institute agree: “It’s not Obama’s fault that crude oil prices have increased.”
But as the NY Times pointed out Sunday, facts don’t stop the GOP.
The Times put together some great charts using [Energy Information Administration] data. They make clear 1) oil prices are set on a global market and 2) the strategy of “Drill, Baby, Drill” adopted by the GOP and President Obama has …