Tuesday, March 01, 2011

So when do we impeach Obama for the gas prices?

I continue to marvel at the people who give our Dear Leader a pass over the same issues for which they wanted to keel haul George W. Bush.

There is Guantanamo; the continued presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; and enforcement of the Patriot Act, however, one that I see overlooked so far is gas prices.

When the price at the pump began to spiral upward in the mid-2000s, I remember the gnashing of teeth from the Left as they blamed the rising prices on Bush and his ties to Big Oil. In fact, I delved back into my blog archives and came up with this photo right here:

I took that photo at a protest in Sacramento on August 5, 2006 during the short war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. As often happens with these protests, the signs come out for all kinds of issues, even if they have nothing to do with the reason for the protest. Now, notice that one of the reasons why this particular protester thought Bush should be impeached was because of gas prices; and if you will remember, gas prices were a common complaint about our 43rd president.

I looked it up, and the average price of gasoline around that time was $3.04 per gallon. That is indeed too high for my taste, but since right now, the average price of gasoline in the country is
, why should we not follow this sign-holder's advice and impeach President Obama?

I of course am being absurd in order to illustrate other people's absurdity. I realize that there are too many factors that determine the price of gasoline to just blame it all on the President of the United States. On the other hand, it certainly doesn't help that Obama only just today supposedly allowed drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to resume, even though he lifted a drilling moratorium back in October but wasn't handing out any permits.

The bottom line is that our illustrious president continues to either not be held accountable, or not be held to blame for the very same things for which President Bush was pursued with a hay hook.

There are many positions George W. Bush took with which I did not agree. My question is why was Bush rightly excoriated for these positions by the media, when Obama is not when doing the very same thing?

That question is rhetorical by the way. It is a simple matter of the Old Left Media supporting Obama and hating Bush, thus Bush's missteps are thoroughly reported, whereas Obama's missteps are largely overlooked.

It's that simple.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

Probably not, but you have voiced my same complaint. Where is the press now that we see no improvement in the economy and currently are again going down the wrong road. Actually my family is currently doing WORSE and I no longer want to hear we are in this mess because of the last administation! So far it is just worse.

Anonymous said...

I wonder when the IRS is going to come and question me: for the last three years, my reportable income has decreased from the year before, and I am told that the economy is improving?

Darren said...

You know the answers to your questions before you even ask them.