I’m only 45 years of age but I don’t think I’ve ever felt older than I have these past few weeks. Suddenly I’ve turned into one of those “I remember back when…” people who reminisces about how things used to be “back in the day.” What makes it bizarre is that “back in the day” in this instance is just four years ago.

These days President Obama is saying there’s no quick fix to gas prices and that there’s really no rapid political solution to bringing them down. Anybody saying otherwise is just playing politics, according to Democrats (check out this New York Times headline from 2006).

Back when George W. Bush was president, it was a different story:


Have you noticed that the Democrats haven’t really attacked oil companies and their “huge profits at the expense of middle class Americans at the pump” yet? That’s their usual kneejerk reaction. Why not? Maybe they’re saving it for October. They know they’ll still get their share of Big Oil campaign cash as they did in ’08, and it could be one of the only cards they have left to play right before the election if prices stay up.

(h/t HAP)


14 Responses to “Flashbacks to a Time Forever Ago When High Gas Prices Were the Fault of White House Policies”

  1. OK_Loyalist on February 26th, 2012 2:38 am

    I paid $3.50/gal for non-ethanol regular today. We have one gasoline refinery in Tulsa, and 3 others 1 hour North of here.

    Gas can fall to $2 in October, but the havoc that the failed policies of this administration will play out through the election. The problem is going to be getting the MSM to let our candidate point these failures out.

  2. clu seatoe on February 26th, 2012 2:49 am

    Back in the day for me goes back to high school and gas was hovering around $0.20/gallon. That’s not a typo. There used to be something called gas wars that brought it down a nickel per gallon every so often. Funny thing for us high schoolers was that we still had to cash in coke bottles to get to the beach.

    Found this on CNN today and it’s already outdated in my area – the reddest of the red. http://money.cnn.com/news/storysupplement/economy

  3. SignPainterGuy on February 26th, 2012 3:16 am

    Gas went up to $3.749 here 2 days ago. If I drive about 20 miles south, I can save 4 – 7 cents / gal., or drive a bit over an hour and get it for 10 to 15 cents less / gal., down in backwoods` territory. Way too far just to buy gas.

    Once in a great while I "think" I`ve gotten gas without ethanol; my truck gets a little better gas mileage, but there`s no stations that offer it without. Lucky you, OK_L !

    Wow, what a difference a few years and a change of party makes in who`s to blame for gas prices !

  4. Chillax on February 26th, 2012 10:50 am

    So Chuckie Schumer thinks that the higher gas prices under W were "a metaphor for an economy that keeps biting people despite overall good numbers". I wonder what he thinks of the current situation. High gas prices AND an economy that sucks. Even worse, an economy that sucks and that embraces the principles of our campaigner-in-chief who is allegedly creating "an economy built to last." Notice that B. Hussein never adds an adjective to that statement. No "GOOD economy built to last", no "ROBUST economy . . .", etc. Face it folks, this economy: high unemployment that would be generational, mediocre GDP growth, crony capitalism with government subsidized favored industries, IS the economy his policies will build and sustain. We can't take four more years of this moron.

  5. Pasadena Phil on February 26th, 2012 12:31 pm

    So long as the only response the GOP can come up with is "Drill baby drill!", they are playing right into Obama's hands. It is infuriating listening to Obama making more sense (rhetorically) than the Republicans knowing that although his take on the problem is a lot closer to reality ("all of the above") than that of the Republicans, his actions bear no resemblance to what he says. Why can't the Republicans attack THAT? (Hint: it's not in the kabuki script).

    And BTW, Grover Norquist's "no new taxes pledge" protects all kinds of subsidies including that Republican pet boondoggle ethanol. The war of the pots and kettles.

  6. Pasadena Phil on February 26th, 2012 2:15 pm

    It was Bush 43 who famously declared:

    "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,"

    and they have remained abandoned ever since. Just like he abandoned the concept of individual liberty in order to save our freedoms by enacting the Patriot Act.

    How do we get our free markets and individual liberties back? By restoring to power the very same people who got into this mess in the first place?

    It's like Michelle Malkin says, "Bush pre-socialized the country for Obama". And while we keep pretending that the Republicans are the only thing standing between us and tyranny, the Republicans keep warring against conservatives while enabling the Democrats. We hate the status quo but keep voting for it while fighting among ourselves rather than face the truth that we are a big part of the problem.

  7. Truesoldier__ on February 26th, 2012 2:30 pm

    I remember back in the early 90's when I was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. There was a full service station (yes they did pop your hood and check the fluids). The cost of the full service station was .99 a gallon for regular…and I thought that was high (the average was about .59 -.65 a gallon.

  8. patti on February 26th, 2012 3:50 pm

    Algae-Based Biofuels: More of Øbama’s Green Cronyism

    On February 23rd, Øbama gave a speech on his energy plan, where he discussed the importance of green energy. In particular, and laughably to many, he discussed the idea of algae based biofuels.

  9. patti on February 26th, 2012 3:53 pm

    A Summary of Obama’s actions on energy policy since January 2009:

    • February 4, 2009 – Just months after Obama’s Energy Secretary said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” the Regime begins “scrapping leases for oil-shale development” and cancels 77 leases for oil and gas production in Utah.
    Gas is $1.91 a gallon.
    • March 7, 2009 – ABC News says the White House is “closely
    monitoring” the expedited Solyndra loan project even as it was delaying new American energy production that would help make us less dependent on foreign energy.
    Gas is $1.94 a gallon.
    • June 27, 2009 – Obama urges the Senate to adopt House Democrats’ “cap and trade” national energy tax – the same plan O once admitted would cause electricity rates to “necessarily skyrocket.”
    Gas is $2.50 a gallon.
    • January 7, 2010 – The Regime announces new bureaucratic hurdles to American energy production that Secretary Salazar admitted “could add delays to the leasing and drilling process.”
    Gas is $2.67 a gallon.
    • March 31, 2010 – Instead of opening new areas to energy exploration and development, Obama blocks deep-ocean energy production on 60% of America’s Outer Continental Shelf.
    Gas is $2.80 a gallon.
    •December 1, 2010 – Obama re-imposes and expands the moratorium on offshore energy production.
    Gas is $2.86 a gallon.
    • January 2, 2011 – TIME
    reports that the Obama Regime issued the first in a series of regulations designed to unilaterally impose a national energy tax.
    Gas is $3.05 a gallon.
    • May 5, 2011 – The Regime issues a formal statement opposing House-passed Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230), and Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229) legislation designed to jumpstart American energy production, address rising gas prices, and help create new jobs.
    Gas is $3.96 a gallon.
    • June 21, 2011 – The Regime opposes the House-passed Jobs & Energy Permitting Act that would unlock an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
    Gas is $3.65 a gallon.
    • November 8, 2011 – The Regime releases a plan for a five-year moratorium on offshore energy production, placing “some of the most promising energy resources in the world off-limits,” according to the House Natural Resources Committee.
    Gas is $3.42 a gallon.
    •January 18, 2012 – Obama rejects the bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline and the more than 20,000 jobs that would come with it.
    Gas is $3.39 a gallon.
    • February 24, 2012 – Average price of gas: $3.64

    The ONLY place the democrats want to drill is the wallets of the American people.

  10. SignPainterGuy on February 26th, 2012 4:16 pm

    In Oct.,`78, my Wife and I bought a new Tojo (Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser). Gas was about $0.50 / gal. In its first month, we burned a tank of gas (16 gal. tank) a day. Mmmm, good times !

    Rumors were swirling that gas would hit $1.00 within a year; I just "knew" the people would not allow it ! Something went wrong …..

  11. SignPainterGuy on February 26th, 2012 5:27 pm

    Good listing there, Patti ! Pretty well removes any doubt the destruction of our economy in general and high gas prices in particular are intentional !

    Hard to believe Bill O`Really STILL believes Obama has no malevolent intent !

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