The Lie that Won’t die- Gas Prices Doubled Under Obama

Ah yes. Gas prices are rising again so the right-wing(nuts) are again trotting out their tripe about gas prices doubling under Obama. Good old cns news (aka: conspiracy news service) is again making the claim.

Never mind that countless real news services have looked into the recent gas price spike and all come to the same conclusion. Uncertainity in the middle east (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt…), The rebound of national economies including the US and China leading to increased demand. An unusually large number of US refineries being offline for maintenance, coupled with an unusually large number of ineffecient refineries that have gone under in the past year. And of course- oil company greed.

So- I really don’t want to go through all the actual facts again, and will just link to some of my previous blog posts- including from one of the last times cns news trotted this out.

But long story short- they cherry pick the gas prices, $1.83, from when the world economies, including the US,  collapsed just before Obama took office. And ignore the fact that gas prices almost tripled under Bush- and were as high or higher for as much of Bushs term as Obamas.

And ignoring the fact that presidents have very little control over gas prices. Or that Bush jr is arguable the first and only president to have a (negative) impact on gas prices thanks to his unjustified war in Iraq disrupting supply and destabilinzing the middle east while seeing much of our countries oil industry moving to Iraq to clean up the mess.

Or the fact that domestic production has soared under Obama…

Anyway- some of my previous blog posts:

The right just can’t help but lie

Republican lies re: gas prices and production (they think you’re stupid)


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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4 Responses to The Lie that Won’t die- Gas Prices Doubled Under Obama

  1. melfamy says:

    Right, blame it on Bush, how typical of a liberal

    That isn’t my thinking, that is how a right-winger will answer you. And, sadly, that is all that they will get out of your post
    Good job, anyway.

  2. John says:

    Reblogged this on AMERICAN LIBERAL TIMES and commented:
    John Liming of “American Liberal Times says, “The information contained in this really great post from “drugsandotherthings” is so timely and never seems to go out of style and it applies just as much today as always and is so darned important for Americans to understand that I am re-blogging it onto my own blog. Right Wingers just never seem to tire of their same old ways of twisting truth do they? “drugsandotherthings” has hit the nail on the head with this one and I am highly impressed and grateful to see this posted on the Internet for all to see. Many thanks to “drugsandotherthings” for a really great job!

  3. You always tell it like it is John. I am glad we have people like you who point out the corporate media distortions and out and out lies. This is how they control and influence minds and why people vote on the right because they are influenced by the misinformation. When 95% of all our media in this country is owned by only 5 huge corporations and all are owned by those in the top 1% is how they get the common man to vote for the wealthiest interests instead of their own.
    May God bless you John for your truth telling.

  4. stumpparrish says:

    There is one fact the right wing uses everyday. It is the acronym FACT (Forget About Critical Thinking).

    They also ignore the “fact” that the deregulation of the financial markets (under Bush) has allowed speculators to add at least 60 cents to every gallon of gas sold in this country. It must be a sad state of existence when you fear and hide from every truth that disagrees with one’s ignorance. I honestly believe over half of these people are too damned dumb to realize how damned dumb they are. Ignorance is rapidly becoming the only example of American Exceptional ism that remains.

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