March 8, 2012

Fox News: High Gas Prices Not President's Fault.

No less a source than Fox News says that the President of the United States is powerless to lower gasoline prices.

Cal Thomas:
"...the facts are... no President has the power to increase or to lower gas prices; those are market forces."

Cheryl Casone:
" really is tough for this president, I have to be honest with you- because he really does not have any control over what will happen, with the markets and with the economy; and with oil prices and supply and demand and gasoline, it really is out of this president's hands."

Bill O'Reilly:
"...gasoline has hit a record high, and politicians can't do a thing about it...  so the next time you hear a politician say he or she will bring down oil prices, understand it's complete BS.  If Americans want lower gas prices, cut back... that's what the candidates should be saying."

Greta Van Susteren:
" statistic I was given was that if we drilled in ANWAR, we would get 4% of our daily consumption of oil... it looks like we need to curb our appetite..."

Don't believe me?  Here's video to prove it:

Oh, did I forget to mention they said this four years ago?  Well, it doesn't matter; the facts haven't changed.  If it was true in 2008, it's true now.


  1. That was Then. This is Now. Everything changed when BHO was elected. Deficits matter now, too, even though Dick Cheney said they didn't. But don't despair: if the 'Pubs return to power, then these vintage pre-2008 premises will be dusted off and made operative once more.

    PS Change Cal Thomas quote from "to" to "no."

  2. Is it really just about supply and demand? What about speculation on Wall Street? Surely that also affects gas prices.

  3. Boy, did YOU miss the point. The point is that, according to a number of conservative pundits, the President of the United States cannot affect the price of gasoline.

  4. -twitch-

    Nothing pisses me off like hypocritical rhetoric.