Gas Prices Collapse: Will Republicans Credit Obama?


Gas prices have retreated and that's a good thing...sort of. The average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.38, according to AAA, down from a high of $3.93 in April.

That's odd. I seem to remember the "record" gas prices being the fault of the President.

The Republican presidential candidate [Mitt Romney], speaking in an interview with Fox News, said he "absolutely" believes Mr. Obama is responsible for high gas prices, contending that "he has not pursued policies that convince the world that America is going to become energy secure, energy independent."


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lays the blame for rising gas prices on President Barack Obama, saying "he certainly has participated."

"This administration has been shutting down wells," McConnell said on "Fox News Sunday."


House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blamed President Obama and “radical environmental groups” for high gas prices on Tuesday and said it was “about damn time” the United States had a national energy policy.

Love that one. Exxon Mobil and BP are absolutely powerless in the face of the all-mighty, tyrannical Greenpeace!

It would be nice if a few of the reporters that transcribed these baseless accusations just three months ago followed-up with Willard, McConnell and Boehner today and asked them if they want to take back all that stuff.


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