Monday, January 21, 2013
Gas Prices and the Obama Years
One of the hysterical headlines on Drudge today relates to gas prices. Here is where the conservative disconnect from reality is easy to expose.
Gas prices are certainly higher than they were three years ago:
And four years ago as well:
But they are quite a bit less than they were in May of 2008, a little over four years ago.
So, whatever. That happened. And it happened at the height of the Bush Administration, which is where our economy tanked and where the Obama Administration subsequently faced, some nine months or so later, the greatest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression.
What happened? How did President Obama get re-elected?
Well, they fixed things as much as they could and won re-election primarily because this country refused to hand over the reins of power to a plutocrat. In other words, the price of gas didn't matter then and it doesn't matter now. It's simply not the indicator it was in the 1970s, which is where many of today's conservative pundits learned their trade. Drudge is addicted to that mindset, and he feeds it largely because those members of the failed prognostication class have been wrong, every day, for as long as anyone can remember.
Another example of conservative FAIL.