Americans are suffering from record gas prices under Barack Obama.
A feisty Barack Obama mocked drilling for oil today in his speech on energy. Democrats killed another Arctic drilling project this month. This comes after Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline project. US gas prices at the pump have doubled since the Obama took office.
Today Obama mocked drilling for oil.
A feisty President Barack Obama ridiculed his Republican adversaries’ plans to ease soaring gasoline prices Thursday, saying Americans would not fall for strategies that can be written on a bumper sticker.
“Some politicians always see this as a political opportunity. Only in politics do people greet bad news so enthusiastically,” he said accusing his rivals of trying to profit from high prices and the pumps.
The American Automobile Association has predicted average prices across the country could reach $4.25 a gallon by May, up from $3.61 today.
“Since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plans for two dollar gas. I’ll save you the suspense: Step one is drill, step two is drill, and step three is keep drilling,” he said in prepared remarks.
“We heard the same thing in 2007, when I was running for president. We hear the same thing every year. We’ve heard the same thing for thirty years.”
“Well the American people aren’t stupid. You know that’s not a plan — especially since we’re already drilling. It’s a bumper sticker. It’s not a strategy to solve our energy challenge.”
This guy’s energy plan is nuts.