Surprise, surprise, President Obama is not taking responsibility for the gas prices. Jay Carney even went so far as to pulling George W. Bush into the conversation while being pressed on the issue during a press conference saying, “The President accepts the responsibility he identified the next President should accept. Back in 2008 which is the need to develop a comprehensive energy policy.”
“What does that even mean? I guess that means he accepts responsibility that he put the responsibility on Bush in 2008,” said Pat, attempting to translate.
President Obama is clearly trying to control both sides of the argument, which is only possible if you control a large majority of the media (which he does). He can’t not take responsibility for the things going on in our economy, and then turn around and say that the economy is in recovery …while also saying that these bad things that are going on in the economy—that he won’t take credit for—are actually a good sign for our economy, and imply that his policies are working.
Glenn notices what the President is trying to do, saying, “Here's the amazing thing. Why wouldn't the President take the credit for the gas prices? He says they're rising because things are getting better! So, he's not taking credit for things getting better? That doesn't make sense.”
Even if you try and play the president’s illogical game with gas prices and the economic “recovery” things don’t add up. A caller into the radio show this morning raised a question that needs to be asked over and over again during the election.
“If things are getting better, I’m wondering when can expect a corresponding decrease in government assistance or welfare? Or, maybe stop the talk of having to increase the taxes on the 50% of us who actually pay taxes?”
Best question ever.
“When are they going to cut the programs? These were all emergency stop gaps. If it's getting better, can you give us a date when you're going to stop these things? I’m not asking you to pull the plug, just tell us at what point do we know? How high does gas have to be before you start, you know, saying, look at what a success we are? How high does the price of beef have to be before you say, I’m going to stop my policy now because I’m such a success? We should know,” Glenn said.
He continues with, “He can’t have it both ways. This is the worst thing that’s ever happened and we’re in real trouble, and the world is on fire …except the world is about to explode with good things, because it’s on the road to recovery, and that’s why gas prices are happening. But, I don’t accept any of that responsibility of the high gas prices, because it’s not my fault.”
Makes sense, right?